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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Birthday gifts C-E, 1874 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/423

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (mainly concerning 80th birthday gifts to WSC) include: Harold Smedley [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations], James Armstrong [Agent General for Ontario, Canada, in the United Kingdom], 1st Lord Alexander, Ronald Belcher of the Commonwealth Relations Office, Frederick Hudd of the office of the High Commissioner for Canada (3) on gifts from Canada; Freda, Marquesa de Casa Maury [earlier Freda Dudley Ward] (2); Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury], Aga Khan [III], Sir Charles Webster, 1st Lord Fraser of North Cape, Herbert [1st Lord] Samuel, Kathleen, Lady Simon [earlier Kathleen Harvey and Kathleen Manning], Professor Gilbert Murray and Sir Arthur MacNalty on their contributions to a book produced by Cassell and Company Limited as a tribute to WSC; Lord David Cecil; Peregrine Churchill; Lord Ivor Churchill; Harriet Cohen; John Colville and Margaret Colville; Robert Cooke; Frederick Cripps; "Rowley" [3rd Lord] Cromer [earlier Lord Errington] and Esme, Lady Cromer; Admiral of the Fleet [1st Lord] Cunningham and Nona, Lady Cunningham; "Kennie" [11th Lord] Digby and "Pansy" [Pamela, Lady] Digby; Sir Bernard Docker; Lady Juliet Duff; Sir James Dunn, Chairman and President of the Algoma [Canada] Steel Corporation Limited; and Robert Birley, Headmaster of Eton [Berkshire] College.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Sir Archibald Nye, [Joseph Saville] Garner [British High Commissioner in Canada], Sir John Rothenstein, Sir Alan Herbert, Robert Menzies, Clement Attlee, Leo Amery, Colin Coote, 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil], Sir James Marchant, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], [1st Lord] Chandos [earlier Oliver Lyttelton], John G Churchill, Lady Diana Cooper [later Diana, Lady Norwich], and Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Great Britain; a pamphlet on Canada's tribute to WSC; photographs of WSC; the signature of Jenny Goldschmidt; and notes and copies of correspondence from Elizabeth Gilliatt [Secretary to WSC], John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC].Most of the material in the file dates to 1954-5.


  • 1874 - 1955

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1 file(s) (1 file (175 loose folios))

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folio 54: Copyright holder (Aga Khan) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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