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Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: United States, Canada: invitations., 28 Dec 1946 - 14 Aug 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/254

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Correspondents on invitations for WSC include: Lewis Douglas, United States Ambassador to Britain, on an invitation from the American Meat Institute; Lady Daphne Straight, United States Information Department, Foreign Office; Bernard Baruch; Alfred Sloan junior, [Chairman], General Motors Corporation, inviting WSC to the New York Economic Club; Herman Steinkraus, President, United States Chamber of Commerce; Robert Hutchins, Chancellor, University of Chicago; Sir Felix Pole (2); Edmund Day, President, Cornell University, asking WSC to give the Myron Taylor lecture on International Relations (2); James Eastland, United States Senate; Homer Ferguson, United States Senate; William McGaughey asking WSC to meet Henry Ford II [President, Ford Motor Company], visit Detroit, speak at the Automobile Manufacturers Association and see members of the Detroit Board of Commerce (14); Thomas Dewey, Governor of New York; Marshall Field; Sir James Grigg (2); Amy Guest; Sir James Turner [later 1st Lord Netherthorpe], President, National Farmers' Union, on an invitation from the Iowa Farm Bureau; Thurston Morton, United States Congress; Clare Luce; Natalie Wales Paine, President, Common Cause Incorporated, asking WSC to speak at the Freedom International (2); Sumner Welles, Director, Common Cause Incorporated, on the Freedom International (2); Justin Miller, President, National Association of Broadcasters; Sir William Darling on the United States Association of Manufacturers; Sir Norman Kipping, Director-General, Federation of British Industries, on the Association of Manufacturers; Alexander Killick, Secretary, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, on the United States National Association of Real Estate Boards (2); Herbert Butcher; Arthur Sulzberger, Publisher, New York Times, on the Associated Press Luncheon (6); Dwight Eisenhower on the Associated Press Luncheon (2); Gordon Gray, President, Consolidated University of North Carolina, asking WSC to give the Weil Lectures; Millard Tyding, United States Senate. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Elizabeth Gilliatt, WSC's secretaries.Also includes: lists of invitations for WSC; pamphlet on the New York Economic Club; pamphlets on the Detroit 250th anniversary festival; text of address by Thomas Dewey at the Lincoln Day Dinner, National Republican Club, on the fight against inflation, the risk of being isolated in a Communist world and the need to take a stand against the Soviet Union (12 February 1951); text of statement by Dewey to the Joint Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Armed Services on sending troops to Europe to prevent a Third World War (24 February 1951).


  • Creation: 28 Dec 1946 - 14 Aug 1951

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