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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Birthday gifts: General public A-H., 1952 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/427A-F

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (concerning 80th birthday gifts to WSC) include: Harriet Aldrich; Terence Grady (3) and John Graham [Assistant Private Secretaries to Foreign Secretary]; Frederick Biggs (3); R Barnes, President of the British Beekeepers' Association (5); Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Jacob, Director General of the BBC; Ian Bancroft [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Carmelita Burgers (3); John Stacpoole of the Colonial Office (4), Peter Kitcatt and Barry Smallman [Assistant Private Secretaries to Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the acceptance of gifts from Chen Hsiao-Wei; Chen Hsiao-Wei, President of the Observatory Review, Hong Kong (7); Sir Alexander Graham, Governor of Hong Kong; Florence Denbigh (3); Sadie Hollett (3); Sir Robert Ho Tung (2); Ian Harvey (3), MP for Harrow [Middlesex] East; and Sir Walter Fletcher; Brian Goddard, Secretary of the Winston Churchill 80th birthday presentation fund; and John Buck (3).Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Alan Lennox-Boyd, Secretary of State for the Colonies, [Constantine] John Colombos, Reginald Bennett, MP for Gosport and Fareham [Hampshire], and Robert James, Headmaster of Harrow School; photographs; birthday cards; poems; sketches and portraits; pamphlets; newspaper cuttings; a badge; a coin; a handkerchief; a commemorative issue of the Daily Record; and notes and copies of correspondence from R McHale [Secretary to WSC], Elizabeth Gillatt [Secretary to WSC], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC]; Gwen Davies [Secretary to WSC], "Chips" Gemmel [Secretary to WSC], John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC], Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC], David Hunt [Private Secretary to WSC] and David Pitblado [Private Secretary to WSC].


  • Creation: 1952 - 1955

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6 file(s) (935 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 455-9: Copyright holder (Trinity Mirror for Daily Record) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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