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Public and Political: General: Gifts: A-B., 1880 - 29 Dec 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/399

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Kenneth Pickthorn (2); Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia; Odette Ayme-Belmonte (6); Bernard Baruch; [Kenneth] Michael Wilford [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Norman Bentwich; Frank Beresford; John Biggs-Davison; Rhoda, Lady Birley; Frank de Vine Hunt; Enid Blyton; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]; William McCleery; Sir Norman Brook, [later 1st Lord Normanbrook, Secretary to the Cabinet]; "Top" [3rd Lord Selborne, earlier Lord Wolmer]; and Alan Bullock.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Kenneth Jamieson, Sir Muirhead Bone, 1st Lord Bracken, 1st Lord Brookeborough [earlier Basil Brooke], Brooke Claxton and Colonel Maurice Buckmaster; notes and copies of correspondence from Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, 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], Doris Nash [Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], Richard Greville [Honorary Secretary to WSC], David Hunt [Private Secretary to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC]; newspaper cuttings; photographs; poems; pamphlets including an album of cartoons (dating c. 1880); and a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to John Corbett.Other subjects covered in the file include the transport of gifts. Most of the material in the file dates February to December 1952.


  • Creation: 1880 - 29 Dec 1952

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