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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, N -O., Dec 1955 - Apr 1965

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/559A-B

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from various organisations and individuals informing WSC of tributes paid to him or requesting his support for various projects. Correspondents include: Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer of the National Army Museum (10); representatives of the National Society of Conservative Agents including R Grundy (4) and A Stephens (3); [Joan] Caroline Petrie [later Caroline, Lady Bathurst, 1st Secretary Foreign Office]; 1st Lord Astor of Hever regarding the Newspaper Press Fund; Vere Harmsworth [later 3rd Lord Rothermere] and Sir Richard Haddon on the Newsvendors' Benevolent Institution; Gordon Pirie, Mayor of Westminster [London]; Gunnar Hagglof [Swedish Ambassador to Great Britain]; Helen Sword (4), Mary Gold (3) and Pamela Vernon (3) of the Officers' Families Fund; Robin Cecil of the Foreign Office on the award of the freedom of Omdurman [Sudan] to WSC (4); 1st Lord Amory [High Commissioner for Canada] regarding Optimist International; Brian Gilmore of the Commonwealth Relations Office; 2nd Lord Cornwallis on the Council of the Order of St John for Kent; Brian Heddy of the Foreign Office; and various individuals about the Other Club (including the selection of members) including "Jock" [Sir John Colville] (7), "Alec" [Alexander] Douglas-Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel] and 9th Lord De La Warr [earlier Herbrand Sackville]; and various individuals on the Oxford Historic Buildings Appeal including Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; 1st Lord Bridges and 1st Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood], Chancellor of the University of Oxford.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from CSC, Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC], Shelagh Macklin [Secretary to WSC] and Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC]; details of charitable donations made by WSC; and information on various organisations including the National Army Museum, the 1900 Club, the 1940 Club, the Faber Foundation, the Nobel Foundation, a commemorative stone at Oslo [Norway], the Other Club and Oxford Historic Buildings Fund.

Dates

  • Dec 1955 - Apr 1965

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (256 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English