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Public and Political: General: Greetings: Birthday greetings: various bodies and acquaintances, and associated correspondence, 1894 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/471A-G

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Correspondents (concerning birthday greetings to WSC) include: Archibald Ballantyne, Secretary of the Royal Aeronautical Society; Margaret, Lady Ebbisham, President of the Ladies' Imperial Chapter of the Primrose League; Tom O'Brien, M P for Nottingham; Una, Lady O'Dwyer; Sir Charles Petrie, Chairman of the 1900 Club; Harold Glanville; Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore, Master of the Needlemakers' Livery; [7th Lord] Nelson; William Nunn; Bryce Nairn; "Harry" [1st] Lord McGowan; Sir Desmond Morton; General Sir Stewart Menzies; Sir Clive Morrison Bell; Lord Moynihan, Honorary Treasurer, and Edward Martell, Chairman, of the Winston Churchill 80th Birthday Presentation Fund; [Sir Frederick] Bowhill, Deputy Master of the Honorary Company of Master Mariners; [5th] Lord Morley [earlier Montagu Parker]; [Nicholas] Macaskie; [1st] Lord Mountevans [earlier Edward Evans]; Thomas Loveday; Henry Laughlin; Lionel Leslie; Walter, [1st] Lord Layton; Sir Alexander King; [2nd] Lord Cornwallis; Donald Kaberry; [1st] Lord Jeffreys; Anne, Lady Islington; Agatha, Lady Hindlip; Sir Alan Herbert; Mary, Lady Howe; Violet Hoare; Sir [Walter] Charles Norton, President of the Hurlingham Club; Sir [William] Stephen King-Hall, Director and Chairman of the Hansard Society; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn (2) concerning arrangements for birthday presentations; Rose, Lady Headfort [earlier Lady Bective]; Dame Mary Hughes; Eveline Hill; John Hope [later 1st Lord Glendevon]; Viola Garvin; [1st] Lord Grantchester [earlier Alfred Suenson-Taylor]; [7th] Lord Gort [earlier Standish Vereker]; El Glaoui, Pasha of Marrakech [Marrakesh, Morocco]; Thomas Gosling; Antonio Giraudier; Cecily ["Chips"] Gemmel; Frederick, [2nd] Lord Birkenhead [earlier Frederick Smith] and Margaret, Lady Birkenhead; Douglas Fairbanks; Christina Foyle, Director of W G Foyle Limited; Gordon Wilson of the War Office; [Philip] Anthony Mallows Freeman, Baron of the Cinque Ports; Air Chief Marshal Sir William Elliot; Sir John Banks, Lord Provost of Edinburgh; Clement Davies; Lewis Douglas; Domini, Lady Crosfield; Neville Duke; [Richard] Michael Fraser, Director of the Conservative Research Department; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Edward Murrow; Arnold Carey Foster; Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury; Lady Diana Cooper [later Diana, Lady Norwich]; Lord Cecil of Chelwood; Rhoda, Lady Birley; Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo Vanderbilt and Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough]; Dame Florence Bevin; "Max" [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken]; Edward Beddington-Behrens; Professor William Beare; Roy Howard, Chairman of Scripps-Howard Newspapers; Count Alaric Bendern; "Brookie" [1st Lord Alanbrooke, earlier Alan Brooke]; Denis Kelly; [1st] Lord Altrincham [earlier Edward Grigg]; Sir Thomas Murray, Principal of the University of Aberdeen; [12th] Lord Airlie [earlier Lord Ogilvy]; "Bernie" [Bernard] Baruch; [1st] Lord Killmuir [earlier David Maxwell-Fyfe]; "Sunny" [John, Lord Blandford later 11th Duke of Marlborough] and Susan [Lady Blandford]; 10th Duke of Marlborough and Mary, Duchess of Marlborough; Henry Luce; Sir Leslie Hollis; [2nd] Lord Russell of Liverpool; Sir Arthur MacNalty; Violet Markham; [1st] Lord Hyndley [earlier John Hindley]; Ivor Bulmer - Thomas; Jacob Epstein; Sir Thomas Dunhill; Mildred, Lady Hailsham; Alan Hodge; Arthur Sulzberger, President of the New York Times Company; [2nd] Lord Lyle of Westbourne; Alice, Lady Derby; Florence, Lady Wedgwood;Aga Khan [III]; Charles Wood; Cyril Davies; [1st] Lord Nathan; [2nd Lord] Iliffe; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl; Winston Churchill; Averell Harriman; Sir Louis Gluckstein; Alfred Rose, Bishop of Dover; Walter Russell Brain, President of the Royal College of Physicians; Isaac Foot; [5th] Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey Fitzclarence], Chairman of the Association of Conservative Clubs; Sir Harold Mitchell; David Sarnoff; Somerset de Chair; Victor Oliver; Charles Eade; Sir Patrick Hannon, Vice-Chancellor of Bristol University; Reginald Macdonald-Buchanan; Walter Gifford; John [4th Lord] Kimberley [earlier Lord Wodehouse]; Frances, Lady Lloyd George; Sir Malcolm Sargent; Sir Piers Legh; Walter Graebner; Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare; Major-General John Combe; Augustus John; William [1st Lord] Weir; Anthony de Rothschild; James de Rothschild; "Crankie" Sir Eric Crankshaw; Eugene Meyer; Benno Elkan; John Peck; William Stebbing; [James] Simpson, leader of the British North Greenland Expedition; Harold Stassen; [Lord] Charles Spencer Churchill; "Elsie" [Elizabeth] Lady Salisbury [earlier Elizabeth, Lady Cranbourne]; Stella, Lady Reading; [2nd] Lord Knollys, Chairman of the RAF Benevolent Fund; General Sir Roy Bucher, Chairman of the Yorkshire branch of the Royal Society of St George; Eleanor Roosevelt; Charles Doughty (3) and Graham Sutherland (3) regarding arrangements for the sittings needed for his portrait of WSC; Fyfe Clarke (4) regarding the reproduction of the Sutherland portrait; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company (7) regarding copyright in the Sutherland portrait and preparatory sketches; John Tilney; Thomas Lister of the Scottish Office; Sir Sacheverell Sitwell; George Leighton Seager; [Lord] Stanley of Alderley [later 6th Lord Sheffield]; "Tommy", Charles Thompson [former Personal Assistant to WSC]; "Pug" [1st Lord Ismay] regarding the BBC television programme commemorating WSC's birthday; Lieutenant-Colonel [Henry] Worsley-Gough; Anthony Head, Secretary of State for War; Ronald Tree; "Archie" [1st Lord Thurso, earlier Archibald Sinclair]; [1st Lord] Trenchard; Andre le Troquer; Sir Francis Whitmore; and Grand Duchess Xenia.Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from Elizabeth Gilliatt, Kathleen Hill, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford] and Sheila Minto [Secretaries to WSC], John Colville, Anthony Montague Browne and David Pitblado [Private Secretaries to WSC] and Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]; poems; pamphlets; birthday and greetings cards; photographs (including a photograph of WSC in 1900 and Lady Randolph Churchill circa 1880); newspaper cuttings (including an extract from the Harrow Observer, 1925, with photo of WSC and a Bloemfontein newspaper from 1900); pamphlets including the reminiscences of Madeline, Lady Savory; draft letters from WSC to Graham Sutherland.Other subjects include: information about the book to be presented to WSC by the House of Commons and requests for loans of the Sutherland portrait.


  • Creation: 1894 - 1955

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7 folder(s) (924 loose folios)

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Folio 535: Copyright holder (Aga Khan) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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