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Public and Political: General: Gifts P-Z., 15 Aug 1951 - 31 Jan 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/397

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Reginald Paget on the release of German commanders including [Field Marshal Fritz von] Manstein; Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley]; "Willy" Sax [supplier of paints to WSC]; Barney Seale; [John] Kennedy Thompson, Attache for Colonial Affairs; Ella Sprott (4); Sir Ronald Storrs; Lowell Thomas; [Cyril] George Toogood; Lieutenant-Colonel Nawab Malik Khan Tiwana; Ronald Tree; Sir Victor Warren; 2nd Duke of Westminster; and William White (4).Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to William Craven-Ellis, Paul Gore-Booth, Director of British Information Services in the United States, and Colonel John Astor, [Chief Proprietor of] the Times; copies of notes and correspondence from David Pitblado [Principal Private Secretary to WSC], 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], Grace Hamblin [Secretary to WSC], David Hunt [Private Secretary to WSC] and Peter Oates [Private Secretary to WSC]; photographs and newspaper cuttings.Other subjects covered by the file include: hats worn by WSC, the transport of gifts, and WSC's rule as Prime Minister not to accept gifts from people he does not know and election wishes.


  • Creation: 15 Aug 1951 - 31 Jan 1952

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