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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, Somerset - Sykes., Feb 1955 - Mar 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/535A-B

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Correspondents include: Major General Edward Spears on subjects including his health and his account of the Battle of Nery [France] (6); Christopher Soames; Eugene Spier on the publication of his memoirs of the Focus for the defence of freedom and peace (15); Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]; [10th] Lord Stamford [earlier Lord Grey]; Robert Stansfield, Premier of Nova Scotia [Canada]; "Betty" Admiral Harold Stark; Magdalene Stenhouse, former Secretary to WSC; David Stephens [Secretary for Appointments to Prime Minister] on Stenhouse's retirement; [1st] Lord Strang; Lewis Strauss on his review (copy enclosed) of a book about the 'Prof' [1st Lord Cherwell, earlier Frederick Lindemann]; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] regarding a Strube cartoon; James Stuart; Arthur Sulzberger, Chairman of the Board of the New York Times on subjects including his health, the loan of a painting by WSC, and the possibility of serialising the History of the English-Speaking Peoples (13); Drew Middleton, Chief London Correspondent of the New York Times; Bernard Sunley; Arnold Carey Foster; Philip Woodfield, Private Secretary to Prime Minister, regarding the possibility of exhibiting the portrait of WSC by Graham Sutherland; Clare, Duchess of Sutherland; "Geordie" [5th Duke of] Sutherland [earlier George Sutherland Leveson-Gower]; Graham Sutherland on the distress caused by his portrait of WSC; Hannen Swaffer; James Swartz of the American Marines Post; and Gustav VI, King of Sweden.Also includes: copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; notes and copies of correspondence from Doreen Pugh, Catherine Snelling, and Gillian Maturin [Secretaries to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC]; and correspondence concerning the sale of a painting by WSC at Sothebys.


  • Creation: Feb 1955 - Mar 1965

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