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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Winston Churchill Birthday Trust., 30 Sep 1954 - 19 Jan 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/431A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (concerning the Winston Churchill birthday trust) include: Brian Goddard, Secretary of the Winston Churchill birthday fund; Edward Martell, Chairman of the Fund (and Editor of the Recorder) (10) on subjects including a register of donors and the amounts given; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company (WSC's solicitor) on subjects including investments, the establishment of the Trust and the presentation to WSC (23); A L Ball, Manager of Lloyds Bank (Cox's and King's branch) (4); John Colville, Private Secretary to WSC, on subjects including contributions from businesses, the establishment of the Trust, and arrangements for a presentation to WSC; Sir Eric Bamford, Chairman of the Board of the Inland Revenue; Sir Edward Bridges, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury on estate duty (3); [2nd Lord] Moynihan, Treasurer of the Fund; Harold Clifford Smith; A Martineau of the National Trust; Terence Grady [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Sir [William] Stephen King-Hall, Chairman of the Hansard Society; H Tyrie, Director of G Street and Company Limited, on advertisements for the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (3); 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson], President of the Professional Classes Aid Council; Violet, Lady Kirkpatrick; 1st Lord Leathers; and Leslie Whateley.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; press cuttings; the deed establishing the trust; minutes of trust meetings; publicity statements; letters of thanks from WSC; calculations; pamphlets and information about various charities requesting funds from the trust; and notes and copies of correspondence from Elizabeth Gillatt [Secretary to WSC], Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC], and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC].Other subjects covered by the file include: the endowment of Chartwell [Kent] as a museum; liaison with the National Trust; donations to charities; and offers of items for the museum.


  • 30 Sep 1954 - 19 Jan 1959

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2 file(s) (2 files (270 loose folios))

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