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Public and Political: General: Gifts A-B., 1883 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/415

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Correspondents (concerning gifts to WSC) include: Konrad Adenauer; Terence Grady, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; Leo Amery; John Priestman [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; John Bartholomew, Director of the Geographical Institute; Commander Allan Noble, Parliamentary and Financial Secretary, Admiralty; and Sir Alexander Cadogan, Chairman of the BBC.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Alice Acheson, "Clem" [Clement Attlee]; Bernard Baruch; and Peter Kitcatt [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies]; pamphlets; cards; newspaper cuttings; photographs; notes and copies of correspondence from R McHale [Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], ?Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], Grace Hamblin [Secretary to WSC], Peter Oates [Private Secretary to WSC], and John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC]; and a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to [Colonel Frederick] Burnaby (dating to 1883).Most of the material in the file dates to 1953.


  • Creation: 1883 - 1954

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