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Public and Political: General: Gifts M-Z., [1934] - Apr 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/390

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (on gifts to WSC) include: Sir Alfred Munnings; Odette Pol Roger; John Rodgers; Frederic Roe; "Willy" Sax [supplier of paints to WSC]; Sir Alfred Brown, Legal Advisor to the High Commissioner in Germany; Edward Shrapnell-Smith; Colonel Douglas Clifton-Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside]; George Benson; Sir Jasper Ridley, Chairman of the Trustees of the Tate Gallery; and Sir Francis Beane, Chairman of the Bank of British West Africa Limited.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] and Ronald Tree; copies of notes and correspondence from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], Grace Hamblin [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], and Richard Greville [Honorary Secretary to WSC]; books of stamps; a photograph of a conference in Nuremberg [Germany] c 1934 showing Nazi figures including Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Rudolf Hess, and Hermann Goering; and photographs of Chartwell.Other subjects covered by the file include: WSC's liking for the Dibdin songbook, the transportation of gifts and a painting by Eunice Simeon. Most of the material in the file dates from December 1950 to April 1951.


  • [1934] - Apr 1951

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1 file(s) (264 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folio 32: Copyright holder (Alfred Munnings) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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