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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Birthday Gifts., 02 Dec 1947 - 03 May 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/387

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Robert Becker (4); Stella Daly (3); Lieutenant-Commander Frank de Vine-Hunt [former staff, Map Room] (2); Alfred Bossom; Percy Cox [agent for WSC's farms]; Elsie Blomfield; Mary Nankivell; Sir Oswald Birley and Rhoda, Lady Birley; "Bill" 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry]; Lady Juliet Duff; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Desmond Flower, Literary Director of Cassell and Company Limited; Joan, Lady Davidson; Sylvia Henley; "Pug" [1st Lord Ismay]; Sir Alexander Korda; Charles Rhys [later 8th Lord Dynevor] and Hope Rhys [later Hope, Lady Dynevor]; Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey] and Duncan Sandys; and Julian Sandys.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Odette Pol Roger; copies of notes and correspondence from Richard Greville [Honorary Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], "Jo" Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC] and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC]; newspaper cuttings about John Strachey, Secretary of State for War; birthday cards; notes on the Churchill Toby Jug; lists of presents and the people who sent them; a birthday portrait issue of Women's Illustrated; and a photograph of WSC.Other subjects covered on the file include: arrangements for a birthday photograph of WSC; a gift of tropical fish; and WSC's desire to sign all letters of thanks for gifts.


  • Creation: 02 Dec 1947 - 03 May 1951

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