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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: United States (January - March 1946) C - D., 30 Jul 1945 - 10 Apr 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/225

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Correspondents on WSC's visit include: Francis Rundall, British Consulate, New York; Appolonia Cassidy, on photographing WSC and inviting him to an art gallery (5); Douglas Chandor on his portrait of WSC (2); J C Thomson, British Consul, Miami (4); Frank Clarke on providing accommodation for WSC, the programme for his visit, WSC losing the 1945 General Election, and the effect in the United States of WSC's warnings about the Soviet Union (11); John Lockhart, Private Secretary to the British Ambassador (4); Philip Hayden, Secretary, Columbia University, New York, on WSC receiving an honorary degree (8); Nicholas Butler, President, Columbia University; 1st Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (2); Frank Fackenthal, Acting-President, Columbia University (9); Brigadier Arthur Cornwall-Jones [British Secretary], Combined Chiefs of Staff; Sir Percy Bates [Chairman, Cunard-White Star Company Limited] on WSC's journey to the United States; Ben Russell [Director, Cunard-White Star Company Limited] (4); Alfred Barnes [Minister of War Transport] on WSC's journey; Jo Davidson, on sculpting WSC; Charles Davis on his atomic bomb defence lunch (18); Joseph Davies; Sarah Oliver [earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley]; Sir James Dunn. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by CSC and "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries.Other subjects include: engagements, invitations, gifts and requests for interviews with WSC.Also includes: press cutting from the New York Times with the text of Dwight Eisenhower's address to Congress, 18 June 1945; transcript of radio broadcasts on the Miami art project; texts of the speeches at the presentation of WSC's honorary degree; synopsis of news reels on occupied Japan; copies of a letter from Douglas MacArthur, Commander-in-Chief, United States forces, Far East command, to the war correspondent William Courtenay, on the value of his lectures on the Pacific campaign (1943), and of a letter from Rear-Admiral Robert Dickson, Chief of Naval Information, on Courtenay; draft foreword amended by WSC to a history of the ships Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary, with a print of an article on the "Queens" by Sir James Bisset, Commodore, Cunard-White Star Company Limited; text of an article and speech and printed material by Charles Davis on defence against the atomic bomb.


  • Creation: 30 Jul 1945 - 10 Apr 1946

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