"Lady C Aid to Russia", 1941-08 - 1943-08
Scope and Contents
Photograph album relating to Clementine Churchill’s work on behalf of the Red Cross Aid to Russia Fund. Subjects include: Clementine and Agnes Maisky [the Soviet Ambassador's wife], inspecting clothes bound for the Soviet Union in Knightsbridge [London]; Ivan Maisky [Soviet Ambassador to Britain] inspecting medical equipment; crates and X-ray apparatus in the Red Cross stores department; Clementine admiring a doll at the Aid to Russia stall in Belgrave Square market; ambulances bound for the Soviet Union; Maisky with Sir Philip Chetwode [Chairman of the Red Cross]; goods being loaded for shipment; Clementine sorting donations; motor X-ray units; Angela, Lady Limerick [Deputy Chairman of the War Organization of the British Red Cross] inspecting a motor X-ray unit; Clementine giving a cheque to Maisky; Clementine and Professor Sarkisov, Soviet Red Cross representative in Britain, inspecting goods and a portable X-ray unit; Clementine's visit to the Red Cross sports committee; Sarkisov, 2nd Lord Luke [Chairman of the Duke of Gloucester’s Red Cross and St John Fund, earlier Ian Lawson Johnston] and Chetwode making speeches at a tea party in Downing Street, 1943.
- 1941-08 - 1943-08
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Soames, Mary, Dame, 1922 - 2014 (née Churchill, writer, wife of Baron Soames) (Person)