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Public and Political: General: Gifts E-H., 10 Oct 1951 - 31 Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/395

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Herbert Ernst; Desmond Flower, Literary Director of Cassell and Company Limited; [Kenneth] Michael Wilford [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Joyce Hall, President, Hallmark Cards; "Bomber" Sir Arthur Harris; Henry Heinz, President H J Heinz Company; Robert Hadow, Consul General [for South California and Arizona]; and Lionel Horton-Smith.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Geoffrey Crowther, Editor of the Economist, 1st Lord Freyberg, Governor General of New Zealand, and Sir Edward Herbert; notes and copies of correspondence from Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, 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 Hay [Secretary to WSC]; newspaper cuttings; and pamphlets including one commemorating the cartoonist "Poy" [Percy Fearon].Other subjects covered by the file include: WSC's rule as Prime Minister not to accept gifts from people he does not know and the General Election.


  • Creation: 10 Oct 1951 - 31 Jan 1952

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