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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Freedoms and Honorary Degrees outstanding A-N., 1945 - 1956

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/363

Scope and Contents

File includes: Annotated lists of offers of freedoms and honorary degrees outstanding, correspondence and press cuttings on offer of Freedom of the Borough of Caernarvon, 1947-48; letter from Lord Alexander of Tunis, on the possibility of WSC receiving an honorary degree from the University of California, 1954; correspondence on offer of Freedom of Canterbury, Kent, 1947-48, particularly with with Evelyn Hews, Mayor, (2) and John Baker White MP; correspondence on offer of the Freedom of Cannes, France, 1949-55, particularly with Mayor, and the British Embassy, Paris; letter from Basil Nield MP on offer of Freedom of Chester, 1951; The Borough of Colchester on offer of Freedom, 1948-55; correspondence on offer of Freedom of Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 1945-8, particularly with Daniel Hall Christie (9) and Sir William Moore; correspondence on offer of Freedom of Dover, Kent, 1951-55; typescript copies of letter from William Borland, Town Clerk, offering Freedom of Dundee, with John Peck's reply on behalf of WSC, declining (orgininals in CHAR 2/484B); correspondence and papers on Freedom of Exeter, 1945-57, particularly with Rolf Dudley Williams MP (2) John Maude MP (3) and Robert Mortimer, Bishop of Exeter, (3); correspondence on offer of Freedom of Faversham, Kent, 1948-55, including letter from Sir Adam Maitland, former MP; correspondence on offer of Freedom of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 1945-50, including draft letter signed by WSC declining offer, annotated "accept"; correspondence with James Thomas MP (2) on offer of Freedom of Hereford, 1949; correspondence on offer of Freedom of Inverness, 1948-55, with letter from Brigadier-General Reginald Hoare, 1946; correspondence on offer of the Freedom of Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland, 1948-51; letter from the Duke of Devonshire, on offer of honorary degree from the University of Leeds, 1945; correspondence with the Universite de Liege, Belgium, on offer of honorary degree, 1946; correspondence with the Universite de Lyon, Belgium, on offer of honorary degree, 1946-56; correspondence with the Borough of Marlborough, Wiltshire, on offer of the Freedom of Marlborough, Wiltshire, 1945-50, with letter from Christopher Hollis MP (2); correspondence on offer of Freedom of Morcambe and Heysham, Lancashire, with letters from Sir Ian Fraser MP (3); letter from The University of Nottingham, offering honorary degree, 1949.

Dates

  • 1945 - 1956

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 unbound file, 328 items)

Language of Materials

English