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Public and Political: General: Gifts F-I., 1883 - Dec 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/401A-B

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Maria Floris (3); Desmond Flower, Literary Director of Cassell and Company Limited; Dorothy Foot; Oswald Frewen; Louis Golding; Victor Gollancz; Colonel Maurice Grant (3); David Green (4); Amy Guest; John Gunther; 2nd Lord Haig [earlier Lord Dawick]; Hamish Hamilton, Managing Director of Hamish Hamilton Limited; Sir Roy Harrod; Herbert Haseltine (4); Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Lionel Horton-Smith; Henry Laughlin, Houghton Mifflin Company; Ingeborg, Princess of Sweden; "Pug" [1st] Lord Ismay; and Anne, Lady Islington.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] and A P Herbert; press cuttings, poems and photographs; a list of WSC's honours and awards; a print depicting Lord Randolph Churchill (dating to 1883); and notes and copies of correspondence from Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], Sheila Minto [Secretary to WSC], "Jo" Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], David Hunt [Private Secretary to WSC], Richard Greville [Honorary Secretary to WSC] and "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC].Other subjects include the transport of presents. Most of the material in the file dates to October 1949 to December 1952.


  • Creation: 1883 - Dec 1952

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2 file(s) (2 files (303 loose folios))

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