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Public and Political: General: Patronage Ra-Royal Academy., Apr 1952 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/345

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File includes correspondence with: The Railway Benevolent Institution, on donation, 1953; The Reader's Digest on message to mark 35th anniversary, 1956; The British Red Cross Society on support for appeal 1952-54; Christabel, Lady Aberconway (2) on support for appeal to acquire Renoir's house and garden at Cagnes-sur-Mer, 1956; Eric Harrison, Australian High Commissioner, London, on membership of the Returned Sailors', Soldiers' and Airmens' League of Australia, 1957-58; Sir Eugen Millington-Drake, on message to Veterans' Association of the Survivors of the Battle of the River Plate, 1959; Riverside Conservative Club, Cardiff, invitation to open new premises, (declined) 1954, with letters from Lord Munster (2), who performed the opening ceremony, and election as President, 1955; Major-General Charles Norman, on Rochester Diocesan Appeal for retirement present for the retiring Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Christopher Chavasse, 1960; Congressman James Roosevelt on support for the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research, 1959; Chester Bowles and Ralph Bunche, invitation to join Honorary Committee of the Eleanor Roosevelt Diamond Jubilee Dinner, 1959 (declined); The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, on loan of the Chartwell Golden Rose Avenue book for exhibition of the work of British Artists and Craftsmen, with photographs of the presentation of the book, and press cuttings, 1959; The Royal Academy of Arts, particularly Sir Gerald Kelly, President 1949-54 (7), on Address to The Queen, 1952, speech at Royal Academy Dinner, Apr 1953, including carbon copy of speaking notes, and text of Sir Gerald Kelly's speech, invitation to contribute to presentation portfolio to Queen Elizabeth II, 1953 (declined), contribution of five paintings to Summer Exhibition, 1953, Sir Albert Richardson, President 1954-57, (9), on submission of "Bottlescape" to the Summer Exhibition, 1955, "Sir John Lavery's Studio" and "Marrakech" to Summer Exhibition, 1956; Charles Wheeler, President, (5), 1957, on BBC broadcast of Royal Academy dinner, 1957, the Academy's decision to exhibit a controversial caricature of WSC by Ruskin Spear, 1957.


  • Apr 1952 - 1963

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