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Public and Political: General: Gifts A-I., 23 Nov 1949 - 11 Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/385

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Aga Khan [III]; 17th Duke of Alba; [John] Edward Jackson [3rd Secretary, British Embassy, Paris, France] on a book by Albert Sorel; Winthrop Aldrich [Chairman of Board of Directors of the Chase National Bank]; Prince [Bernhard] of the Netherlands; Joseph Allen (3); General Wladyslaw Anders [former Commander, Polish forces in Iran and Palestine]; Baron Lothar Wimmer [Austrian Ambassador to Britain]; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst]; Alfred Bossom; Sir Edward Bridges (3); Arthur Bryant, Chairman and Managing Director of Bryant and May Limited; Sir Alfred Munnings; Lieutenant-General Sir Adrian de Wiart; General Mark Clark; Ernest Clegg on an illuminated manuscript (5); Michael Hughes-Young [later 1st Lord St Helens], Conservative Central Office; 10th Duke of Devonshire [earlier Lord Hartington]; Sir Stewart Duke-Elder; Major-General William Donovan; John Dugdale, Colonial Secretary; Sir James Dunn, Chairman and President of the Algoma [Canada] Steel Corporation Limited; Sir Andrew Murray, Lord Provost of Edinburgh [Scotland]; Desmond Flower, Literary Director of Cassell and Company Limited; Moniz de Aragao, Brazilian Ambassador to Great Britain; Major A Seafield Grant (3); Winston Guest; Mildred, Lady Hailsham regarding the will of 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Douglas Hogg]; representatives of James Hawker and Company Limited (3); "Sidney", Lord Herbert [later 16th Lord Pembroke and 13th Lord Montgomery]; Wing-Commander Norman Hulbert; and "Hopie" [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun].Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Brooke Claxton, Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich], Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, Norman Laski, and Fleet Admiral William Leahy; 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]; "Jo" Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC]; Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC]; a portrait of ?WSC by Colonel Arthur Dugdale; and newspaper cuttings about an agricultural flail.Other subjects include: the transport of caviar; the supply of large matches for WSC; and WSC's liking for Worcestershire sauce.


  • Creation: 23 Nov 1949 - 11 Dec 1950

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1 file(s) (227 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folio 6 and 71: Copyright holders (Aga Khan and Alfred Munnings) have withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

Repository Details

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