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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Aberdeen and Edinburgh [Scotland] (April 1946)., 29 May 1942 - 19 Jun 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/233

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Correspondents on WSC's visit include: Sir Ronald Matthews, Chairman, London and North Eastern Railway, on travel arrangements; Sir Thomas Mitchell, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, on arrangements for WSC's visit and granting him the Freedom of the City (16); Sir Thomas Jaffrey; Helen, Lady Jaffrey, on accommodation for WSC; Sir Hastings Ismay [Additional Secretary (Military) to the Cabinet] on statistics for Scots in the Armed Forces for WSC's speech in Aberdeen ("The Needs of a Sick World", 27 April 1946); Henry Butchart, Secretary, University of Aberdeen; Sir William Hamilton-Fyfe, Principal and Vice- Chancellor, University of Aberdeen, on WSC's honorary doctorate; 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] inviting WSC to stay during his visit to Edinburgh (3); Sir Arthur Young on WSC's speech to the Scottish Unionist Association ("Failures of 'Doctrinaire Socialism'", 29 April 1946); Charles Connell, President, Scottish Unionist Association, on WSC's speech; Eva, Lady Rosebery. 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. Most documents in this file date from 1945 - 1946.Also includes: travel arrangements and programme for WSC's visit; notes for WSC's honorary doctorate ceremony; speech notes for WSC's speech at Aberdeen.


  • Creation: 29 May 1942 - 19 Jun 1946

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