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Public and Political: General: Gifts A-J., [1880] - Aug 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/391

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (on gifts to WSC) include: 1st Lord Adams [earlier John Adams], Secretary of the Cumberland Development Council Limited; Ivison Macadam, Editor of the Annual Review of World Events; Sir Michael Wright, British Ambassador to Norway; Waldorf Astor; John Biggs-Davison, of the Conservative Research Department; L Burgess of L G Burgess Limited (3); Bryce Nairn; G Campanile on a drink he would like to name after WSC (4); Walter Starkie, Director of the British Institute in Madrid [Spain]; Richard Casey, Governor General of Australia; Ian Colvin; Lewis Douglas; Sir James Dunn, Chairman and President of the Algoma [Canada] Steel Corporation Limited; John Fothergill; General [Bernard] Freyberg; Edward Graves; Amy Guest; Cherry Keaton, Director Jarrolds Publishing Limited; and Sir Roderick James.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Brigadier General Sir James Edmonds, Joyce Hall of Hallmark Cards, Conrad Hilton, and Paul Hoffmann; copies of notes and correspondence from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], and Richard Greville [Honorary Secretary to WSC]; a photograph of WSC (1909); a cartoon depicting Lord Randolph Churchill (1880's).Other subjects covered by the file include: Peter Cavanagh's impressions of WSC and the origin of the phrase 'iron curtain'. Most of the material in the file dates May to August 1951.


  • [1880] - Aug 1951

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