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Public and Political: General: Gifts: Birthday cake., 1959 - 1960

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/444

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Correspondents (mainly comprising representatives of various countries on their contribution of ingredients for a cake for WSC) include: Frederick Floris on the manufacture of the cake; [1st] Lord Hailes [earlier Patrick Buchan-Hepburn], Governor General and Commander in Chief West Indies; Sir Hugh Foot, Governor of Cyprus; Sir Evelyn Baring [later 1st Lord Howick], Governor General and Commander in Chief Kenya; Walter Nash, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Guy Barton, Acting Governor of Barbados; Sir Robert Armitage, Governor of Nyasaland [later Malawi]; Sir Edward Windley, Governor General and Commander in Chief of the Gambia; Andrew Clasen, Luxembourg Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Sir Richard Turnball, Governor General and Commander in Chief Tanganyika [later Tanzania] and D Le Breton, Private Secretary to Turnball (3); Sir Henry Potter, British Resident in Zanzibar [later Tanzania]; M Saadani, Charge d'affaires at the Moroccan Embassy (3); Sir Evelyn Hone, Governor of Northern Rhodesia [later Zambia]; Alexander Wilkie, Assistant High Commissioner of the Soloman Islands; Manuel Tello, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Admiral Sir Guy Grantham, Governor and Commander in Chief Malta; Marques de Santa Cruz [Jose de Togores] Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Herbert Jerichow, President of the Danish-British Society; Abranches Pinto, Portuguese Ambassador to Great Britain; Leo Tuominen, Finnish Ambassador to Great Britain; Emil Jonsson, Prime Minister of Iceland; Adolph Bentinck, Netherlands Ambassador to Great Britain; Jean Chauvel, French Ambassador to Great Britain; Sergio Santamarina, Cuban Ambassador to Great Britain; John Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada; Ibrahim el Ahdad, Lebanese Ambassador to Great Britain; David Ben-Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel; and Colin Thornley, Governor and Commander in Chief of British Honduras.Also includes copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; lists of countries which contributed to the cake; stamps for decorating the cake; and notes and copies of correspondence from Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC], Anthony Montague Browne and Anthony Phelps [Private Secretaries to WSC].


  • Creation: 1959 - 1960

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