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Aid to Russia Fund, 1900, 1941 - 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/37

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and memoranda about the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund, which was chaired by Clementine, including a letter sent by Churchill from an army camp near Val Krantz, Natal [South Africa], February 1900, to a well-wisher in Romania, offered as a donation to the Fund, and letters of thanks from Clementine to contributors. Other correspondents include: Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery; Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury (2); Eleanor Rathbone, asking Clementine to raise the subject of Polish deportees while she was in the Soviet Union, also enclosing a copy of her speech in the House of Commons on Poland, December 1944; Fedor Gusev [Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking Clementine for her letter to Stalin following her visit to the Soviet Union (draft enclosed); 1st Lord Nuffield [earlier William Morris]; Sir Ernest Burdon, Hon. Treasurer and Chairman of the British Red Cross Finance Department; Sir William Darling; Alfred Bossom.


  • Creation: 1900
  • Creation: 1941 - 1950

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Includes various small accessions from separate depositors.

Date information

DateText: The main date span is 1941-1950.

Finding aid date

2004-04-07 11:45:32.060000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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