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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with Lord Beaverbrook., 04 Aug 1951 - 19 Feb 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/211

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between WSC and 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] on subjects including: Chartwell [Kent]; racing; WSC's visits to Beaverbrook's house in France; Beaverbrook's opposition to a German army; publishing letters by WSC in books by Beaverbrook; the Canadian stock market; effects of the United States's policy on Suez [Egypt]; British Free Trade proposals to Canada; economic problems in the United States.Other correspondents include: Arthur Christiansen, [Editor], Daily Express, on publishing WSC's account of an imaginary conversation with Lord Randolph Churchill ["The Dream"] (2); Brendan Bracken. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC, and Peter Oates, Christopher Soames and Anthony Montague Browne, WSC's Private Secretaries, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt and Gillian Maturin, WSC's secretaries.Also includes: copy of a letter from WSC to Ralph Blumenfeld [Editor, Daily Express] on the paper's attitude to him (1914), copies of Cabinet notes of exchanges between WSC and 1st Lord Curzon of Kedleston [Foreign Secretary] on colonial affairs, copy of a letter from WSC to the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] on Middle Eastern mandates, and copies of letters from WSC to Curzon on his position as Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs, and action against Turkey (1921), for Beaverbrook's political history; lists of Canadian stocks; notes by Denis Kelly, WSC's literary assistant, on 6 points of difference between WSC and 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff], on Greece (1941), Norway (1942), Field Marshal Sir Claude Auchinleck, arms for the Soviet Union (1941) and the Casablanca Conference [Morocco], for Beaverbrook's history of the 2nd World War; guest list for Beaverbrook's dinner for the Prime Ministers of the Atlantic Provinces, Canada; photographs of WSC and Beaverbrook in France; galley proofs of reviews of a book on WSC and the 2nd Front, from the Evening Standard.


  • Creation: 04 Aug 1951 - 19 Feb 1960

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