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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Bedell Smith - Byrnes., Oct 1952 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/520

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Correspondents include: Mary Smith on the death of General (Walter) Bedell Smith; Anthony Wedgwood Benn [later 2nd Lord Stansgate and then Tony Benn]; Ursula, Lady Bentinck; Roger Bertholier (4); Anthony Bevir; Princess Marthe Bibesco (4); Jack Billmeir on merchant shipping during World War II (3); Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] on the publication of material from the Churchill Papers; [2nd] Lord Birkenhead [earlier Frederick Smith] enclosing extracts from his biography of the "Prof" [1st Lord Cherwell, earlier Frederick Lindemann] and requesting permission to publish (5); Rhoda, Lady Birley (3); "Bert" [10th Duke of Marlborough]; "Sunny" [Lord Blandford, later John, 11th Duke of Marlborough] and "Tina" [Athina, Lady Blandford]; Keith Oakeshott, Head of Chancery at the British Embassy in Moscow [Soviet Union]; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] on subjects including relations with the Soviet Union, WSC's paintings, [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] and the death of Maurice Bonham Carter (13); R A Butler (4); Sir Alfred Bossom; Clive Bossom; Marcel Boussac; Hilda, Lady Brabazon; [1st Lord] Brookeborough [earlier Basil Brooke] on his resignation as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland; "Mollie", Margaret, Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith]; Sir William Bustamente; Brendan Bracken; Sir Russell Brain; and Joan, Lady Braithwaite.Also includes: copies of correspondence from WSC and CSC to those mentioned above; copies of correspondence from Doreen Pugh and Catherine Snelling [Secretaries to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] on subjects including WSC's health and affairs in South Africa; newspaper cuttings on wartime convoys, the death of Harry Boardman, and the visit to Ghana by Queen Elizabeth II; and an extract from Hansard of a speech by Mark Bonham Carter on the Common Market; and a pamphlet on the life of Brendan Bracken.


  • Creation: Oct 1952 - Dec 1964

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