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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Honorary American Citizen., Jul 1962 - Mar 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/539A-B

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Correspondents concerning WSC being made an honorary citizen of the United States and of several other states include: John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont] and Sir Philip Zulueta, Private Secretaries to Prime Minister (6) with advice on the opinions of Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], Prime Minister; United States senators including Jennings Randolph, Ralph Yarborough (4) and Sam Klaver; United States congressmen including Frances Bolton, William Colmer, Claude Pepper, Frank Chelf, Steven Derounian, James Grover and Robert Giamo; David Bruce, United States Ambassador to Great Britain; Christopher Everett of the British Embassy in Washington; Thomas Bridges, Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; Patrick de Courcy-Ireland, Private Secretary to the British Ambassador to the United States; John King, Governor of New Hampshire; Sir John Cockcroft, Master of Churchill College; Dwight Eisenhower; David Ormsby-Gore [later 5th Lord Harlech] British Ambassador to the United States; "Sunny" [10th Duke of Marlborough]; and Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] advising about a television documentary.Also includes: copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; notes and copies of correspondence from Doreen Pugh and Catherine Snelling [Secretaries to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC]; newspaper cuttings and photographs; copies of the congressional record relating to the debate; a copy of Alistair Cooke's broadcast 'Letter from America'; copies of the resolutions making WSC an honorary citizen of Nebraska, North Carolina, Dallas, West Virginia, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Alabama and Maryland; a copy of the speech made by John Kennedy, President of the United States and WSC's letter of thanks (see CHUR 2/539B/157-159 for more detailed description); and a pamphlet on an exhibition put on by the National Archives.


  • Creation: Jul 1962 - Mar 1964

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