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Public and Political: General: Gifts S., 1900 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/413

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Colonel Sir Harold Mitchell; Diana Sandys [earlier Diana Churchill, later Diana Bailey] and Duncan Sandys; "Willy" Sax [supplier of paints to WSC]; Dudley Senanayake, Prime Minister of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]; Charles Vignoles, Chairman of Shell-Mex and British Petroleum Limited; Arnold Silcock; Evelyn Shuckburgh, Foreign Office; Frederick Snow; Anthony Gafftey-Smith, Chairman of the Southern Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe] Currency board; Frederick Leishman [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; and Mabel Strickland.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to 1st Lord Salter, Andre Dunoyer de Segomzac, Vincent Sheean, [5th] Duke of Sutherland [earlier George Sutherland Leveson-Gower], 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister]; press-cuttings; cards; paintings; a transcript of a letter from John, 1st Duke of Marlborough; notes and copies of correspondence from Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], R McHale [Secretary to WSC], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC], Grace Hamblin [Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], Sheila Minto [Secretary to WSC], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow, Secretary to WSC], John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC], Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC], and a photograph (dating to 1900) of a group of soldiers, including WSC, returning from the Boer War; a commemorative coin and portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on her coronation.Most of the material in the file dates to 1953.


  • Creation: 1900 - 1953

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