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Various correspondence, 1943 - 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/43

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Lady Violet Bonham Carter [later Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury], mainly on her relief that her son Mark Bonham Carter was alive, and her joy at his escape [from an Italian prisoner-of-war camp] (3); General Charles de Gaulle [President of French Committee of National Liberation, Algiers] on his confidence in an Allied victory and Churchill's role in the days of glory ahead; Yvonne de Gaulle on her gratitude for Clementine's help during their three years in Britain; Field Marshal Sir John Dill, Head of the British Joint Staff Mission to the United States, thanking Clementine for the party she had given for the wives of British officials in Washington; Fedor Gusev, Soviet Ambassador to Britain, thanking Clementine for an enquiry about his wife's health and for inviting them to an exhibition on the Arctic Convoys (2); Kathleen Harriman [aide to (William) Averell Harriman, American Ambassador to the Soviet Union] on her life in Moscow; [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada], thanking Clementine for her sympathy on the sinking of HMCS St Croix, also looking back on the Quebec Conference, 1943 and his visit to Chequers [Buckinghamshire], May 1944 (2); 1st Lord Lee of Fareham on adding the speech by David Lloyd George on the end of the First World War, speeches to Parliament by Mackenzie King and Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa], May 1944 and 1942, and a photograph of Churchill to the archives at Chequers and his satisfaction that Chequers had been of such use during the war (4); John Martin, Private Secretary to Churchill, writing to Lord Lee on the new canteen at Chequers; Agnes Maisky, saying goodbye to Clementine as she and her husband Ivan Maisky [Soviet Ambassador to Britain] were returning home; Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten sending letters of thanks and invitations (3); 1st Lord Moyne, Deputy Minister of State, Cairo [earlier Walter Guinness] on his visit to Jeddah [Jiddah] to see Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia], December 1942; Stanisław Mikołajczyk, Prime Minister of the Polish Government in exile, sending on a message to Clementine from the underground organization of the women of Poland; Eleanor Roosevelt, thanking Clementine for her kindness during her visit to London, 1943; Wladyslaw Sikorski, Prime Minister of the Polish Government in exile, on his gratitude to Clementine and Churchill; Field Marshal Jan Smuts, thanking Clementine for various messages (2); [John] Gilbert Winant [American Ambassador to Britain], on Churchill's speech to Parliament, 2 August 1944; Constance Winant, thanking Clementine for her message on hearing that her son, John Winant, was alive.


  • Creation: 1943 - 1945


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.


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Finding aid date

2004-04-07 11:57:48.200000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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