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Public and Political: General: Gifts M-Z., 27 May 1949 - 19 Oct 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/384

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: [Kenneth] Michael Wilford [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] on a gift from Madriano Madrazo; Sir Simon Marks, Chairman and Managing Director of Marks and Spencer Export Corporation Limited regarding a bronze head of WSC by Benno Elkan; Commander Douglas Marshall; Ernst Muller; Walter Nightingall [WSC's racehorse trainer] on a gift of hay to Colonist II; Dickson and Singleton, solicitors, on a gift of a watch from Joe McHenry to WSC [the watch had originally been a present from WSC after the Boer War] (3); Dorothy O'May (3); Brigadier-General Sir George Paynter; Alan Agnew, Chairman, Bradbury Agnew and Company Limited, Proprietors of Punch; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] on a painting by [Claude] Monet; Captain Frederick Bellenger; Emile Rieu [E V Rieu] on his translation of Homer's Iliad; Samuel Rosenman on his edition of [Franklin] Roosevelt's papers and addresses; Sir Harold Sanderson; Hilary St George Saunders, House of Commons Librarian; "Willy" Sax on paint for WSC; Spyros Skouras [Chairman, 20th Century Fox]; Andre de Staercke [Secretary to Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium]; [Edward] Stettinius [United States representative on the United Nations Security Council]; Arthur Sulzberger; Nicholas Aromando of Charles and Company Incorporated on the transportation of a ham (3); and Henry Tiarks.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Clough Williams-Ellis and copies of notes and correspondence from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], and "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC].Other subjects include: the transport of cigars from Singapore and a painting titled "Jugend Alter Tod".


  • 27 May 1949 - 19 Oct 1949

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