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Public and Political: General: Gifts S., 1899 - Dec 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/405

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: [Kenneth] Michael Wilford [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; [Charles] Evelyn Shuckburgh [Principal Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Frank Salisbury; Monica, Lady Salmond; Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey] and Duncan Sandys; Willy Sax (3); "Top" [3rd Lord Selborne, earlier Lord Wolmer]; Colonel Ronald Sherbrooke-Walker; Colin Coote [Managing Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post]; John Rodgers; Owen Clough, Founder of the Society of Clerks at the table in empire parliaments; Rex Benson; Marie Stopes; and Tracy Phillips.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Sir Arthur Salter, Colonel John Astor, Martyn Skinner, Jan Smuts and Adlai Stevenson; photographs of WSC (with Willy Sax and in Durban, South Africa, 1899); newspaper cuttings and an edition of Newsview; poems; and copies of notes and correspondence from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], "Jo" Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC], Sheila Minto [Secretary to WSC],Grace Hamblin [Secretary to WSC] and John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC].Most of the material in the file dates between February and December 1952. Other subjects include the duty to be paid on gifts.


  • Creation: 1899 - Dec 1952

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