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Public and Political: General: Gifts A-D., [1880] - Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/394

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: [George] Gordon Allen; Colonel John Astor, [Chief Proprietor of] the Times; Brigadier Christopher Peto; Alan Campbell-Johnson; Robert Chapman; Dorothy Clements; Sir Denis Daley; Sir William Darling; and Somerset de Chair.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to "Jimmie" 17th Duke of Alba, Richard Church and Sir James Dunn, Chairman and President of the Algoma [Canada] Steel Corporation Limited; notes and copies of correspondence from Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], Richard Greville [Honorary Secretary to WSC], "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC], "N S" ["Jo" Sturdee, later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], Sheila Minto [Secretary to WSC], and David Hunt [Private Secretary to WSC]; newspaper cuttings and cartoons; a miniature book; photographs (including photos of WSC in Venice [Italy] in 1951 and a photo of Joseph Chamberlain c.1880); postcards and pamphlets (including "The seamy side of [John, 1st Duke of] Marlborough's war").Most of the material in the file dates October 1951 to January 1952. Other subjects covered by the file include the General Election.


  • [1880] - Jan 1952

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1 item(s) (1 file (234 loose folios))

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