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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Birthday gifts A-B., 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/422

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Correspondents (mainly concerning 80th birthday gifts to WSC, the acceptance of invitations, and presentations to WSC) include: R A Butler, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Sir Desmond Morton; "Monty" [1st Lord Montgomery]; Nancy Rodd [Nancy Mitford]; 1st Lord Simonds and Mary, Lady Simonds; 1st Lord Alexander and "Maggie" [Margaret, Lady Alexander]; 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Field Marshal Alan Brooke] and Benita, Lady Alanbrooke; Terence Grady [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar [later 1st Lord Inchyra, United Kingdom High Commissioner in Germany]; Konrad Adenauer; Theodor Heuss, President of the Federal Republic of Germany; John Graham [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Morgan Man; Andre [Charles] Corbin, President of the Association France-Grande Bretagne; Sarah Beauchamp [earlier Sarah Churchill and Sarah Oliver, later Sarah, Lady Audley] and Antony Beauchamp; Rupert Beckett; Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Rex Benson; Frank McLeavy [Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee organising a presentation to WSC] and other members of the Committee including Aneurin Bevan, [Evan] Roderic Bowen, Charles Doughty, Eveline Hill, Maurice Orbach, Henry Price, Douglas Wade; Joseph Reeves; Mary Soames [earlier Mary Churchill] and Christopher Soames; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor]; Edward Martell of the Winston Churchill 80th Birthday presentation fund; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]; Sir Edward Bridges; Sir [William] Ian Fraser, President of the British Legion; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook]; Victor, 1st Lord Bruntisfield [earlier Victor Warrender]; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes]; and William Morrison, Speaker of the House of Commons.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Harold Smedley [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations], U Nu, Prime Minister of Burma [later Myanmar], Dorothy Allhusen, Richard Greville, 1st Lord Leathers, "Sunny" [John, 10th Duke of Marlborough], 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst]; lists of presents sent to WSC; a medallion; biographical information about Lino Splimbergo; information about the members of the Parliamentary Committee organising a presentation to WSC; a copy of the speech given by [Clement] Attlee on the presentation of [a portrait of WSC by Graham Sutherland]; and notes and copies of correspondence from Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], Grace Hamblin [Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC]; Gwen Davies [Secretary to WSC], Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] and John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC].Other subjects include: arrangements for luncheons and presentations and the Birthday presentation fund.


  • 1954 - 1955

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