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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Birthday gifts M-R., 1954 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/425

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Correspondents (mainly concerning 80th birthday gifts to WSC) include: Abdel Rahman El Mahdi; Lieutenant-Commander Michael Parker [Private Secretary to the Duke of Edinburgh]; Mary, Duchess of Marlborough; Percy Cox; Somerset Maugham; Paul Maze; Admiral [1st] Lord Mountbatten of Burma., Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean; Donald Byford, Chairman of the Melton [Leicestershire] Conservative and Unionist Association; Sir Charlton Lane of the Mercers' Company; Christopher Holland-Martin, Honorary Treasurer of the Conservative and Unionist Party; Sir Harold Mitchell; Anthony Moir; [1st] Lord Mackintosh of Halifax, Chairman of the National Savings Committee; John Napper; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes]; Lord Rupert Nevill and Camilla, Lady Nevill; Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Peter Oates [former Private Secretary to WSC]; Richard Greville of the Conservative and Unionist Central Office; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Vivien [Lady Olivier, earlier Vivien Leigh]; Alba, Lady Paynter; Prince Guy de Polignac; Alan Agnew, Chairman of Bradbury, Agnew and Company Limited; Sir Carol Reed and Penelope, Lady Reed; Charles Rhys [later 8th Lord Dynevor] and Hope, Lady Rhys [later Hope, Lady Dynevor]; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams; Bertha Riazantzeff (3); Esmond [2nd Lord] Rothermere [earlier Esmond Harmsworth]; Andrew Stark [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Viorel Tilea; Air-Vice Marshal Sir John Cordingley, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund; and Queen Elizabeth II.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Colonel Sir Stuart Mallinson, Pierre Mendes-France, Prime Minister of France, Madeleine, Lady Midleton, Sir Charles Harris [Assistant Secretary, Treasury], David Pitblado [Private Secretary to WSC], Sir Charles Petrie, Odette Pol Roger, [13th] Lord Fairfax of Cameron, Chancellor of the Primrose League, and Sir [Leonard] David Gammans; photos; pamphlets; a badge; key; medallion; photographs; pamphlets; and notes and copies of correspondence from Elizabeth Gillatt [Secretary to WSC], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel, Secretary to WSC], L Rushbrook [Secretary to WSC], John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC], Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC].Other subjects covered by the file include: arrangements for the presentation of gifts and a portrait by Vincent Apap.


  • 1954 - 1955

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