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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, P-Q., [Mar] [1941] - Mar 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/560A-B

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Includes correspondence from various organisations and individuals informing WSC of tributes paid to him or requesting his support for various projects. Correspondents include: D Routhwaite of the Commonwealth Relations Office regarding a centenary message from WSC to the Pioneer newspaper (3); Sir Frank Francis, Director and Principal Librarian of the British Museum; Charles Jervis, Editor-in-Chief, Press Association; Henry Boyne regarding the Parliamentary Press Gallery Trust; various representatives of the Primrose League including 1st Lord Denham [earlier George Bowyer], Evelyn Killby, Secretary (8), George Christ, Sir Hamilton Kerr (4); Peregrine Worsthorne, Assistant Editor of the Sunday Telegraph and Antony Acland [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] on reaction to WSC's message to the Primrose League; Bernard Lauwers (5) and Rudolf Roels (5) on a student home in Antwerp [Belgium] built by the Provincial Union of the Resistance and Political Prisoners.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from CSC, Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC], Catherine Snelling [Secretary to WSC] and Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC]; details of charitable donations made by WSC; information on various organisations including Boston University, the Polish Library Fund Appeal, the Primrose League and the Prince Consort Library; messages of support from WSC including New Year messages to the Primrose League on the political situation including references to communism and the Cold War; the text of WSC's speech (9 January 1941, Pilgrim's Society Luncheon, Savoy Hotel, London) entitled "United States co-operation" proposing a toast to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on his appointment as British Ambassador to the United States; and the text of WSC's speech (18 March, Pilgrim's Society Luncheon, London) welcoming John Winant as United States Ambassador to Great Britain, and commenting on the Battle of the Atlantic; and copies of letters of support for the students' home in Antwerp [see above] from Dwight Eisenhower, Lord Montgomery of Alamein, Brigadier-General Anthony McAuliffe, and Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds.


  • Creation: [Mar] [1941] - Mar 1965

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