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Political patronage

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 512 Collections and/or Records:

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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire], 1900 - 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3
Scope and Contents This class of papers covers WSC's time as Conservative MP for Oldham (1900 - 1906). The papers contain correspondence with local Conservative Association officers discussing constituency affairs. There are also large numbers of letters from constituents and local institutions asking WSC for his support and patronage.Oldham was WSC's first parliamentary seat and the papers include letters of congratulation from many of the prominent figures of the day (see CHAR 3/1). The single issue that...
Dates: 1900 - 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence., 12 Apr 1900 - 17 Dec 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Arthur Balfour [later 1st Lord Balfour] explaining why he is unlikely to be able to speak at Oldham; Joseph Chamberlain regarding the arrangements for him to attend a meeting at Oldham; Gerald FitzGibbon, William St John Brodrick [later Lord Midleton], Lord Curzon [earlier George Nathaniel Curzon], 5th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny], 3rd Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Reverend Henry Montagu Butler, and Edward Dicey congratulating WSC on his election...
Dates: 12 Apr 1900 - 17 Dec 1901
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence., 28 Jan 1902 - 04 Dec 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/2
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Travis Clegg [Chairman of Oldham Conservative Association] (3) regarding arrangements for a meeting and appointment of magistrates; Samuel Smethurst [Vice Chairman of Oldham Conservative Association] (2) regarding trade unions and appointment of magistrates and local Conservative support for tariff reform in Oldham; Joseph Choate [United States Ambassador to Great Britain] declining dinner invitation.Other subjects include: requests for support and patronage...
Dates: 28 Jan 1902 - 04 Dec 1902
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence., 12 Feb 1903 - 25 Aug 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Travis Clegg [Chairman of Oldham Conservative Association] (15); Samuel Smethurst [Vice Chairman of Oldham Conservative Association] (10); Sir Albert Stephenson [newspaper proprietor] (3); 6th Lord Londonderry [President of the Board of Education] (4).Subjects include: Free trade; WSC's relationship with local Conservative party and political clubs; patronage of Oldham churches; Oldham schools, particularly East Crompton National School and the Wesleyan...
Dates: 12 Feb 1903 - 25 Aug 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence., 08 Jul 1903 - 30 Dec 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Travis Clegg [Chairman of the Oldham Conservative Association] (18); Samuel Smethurst [Vice-Chairman of the Oldham Conservative Association] (7); Sir William Walrond [later 1st Lord Waleran, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] regarding the creation of magistrates for Waterhead [Lancashire]; Alfred Emmott [later 1st Lord Oldham, Liberal MP for Oldham] regarding an industrial dispute on the railways; 6th Lord Londonderry [President of the Board of Education]...
Dates: 08 Jul 1903 - 30 Dec 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence., 03 Jan 1904 - 27 Mar 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Travis Clegg [Chairman of the Oldham Conservative Association] (7); Samuel Smethurst [Vice Chairman of the Oldham Conservative Association, resigned 7 Jan 1904] (12); 9th Duke of Marlborough regarding his refusal to become an honorary member of the Oldham Conservative Club; James Maclean (2) regarding a Free Trade League meeting in Oldham.Subjects include: Churchill's relations with the local Conservative, Labour and Liberal Parties; his decision not to contest...
Dates: 03 Jan 1904 - 27 Mar 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence., 01 Apr 1904 - 09 Dec 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 3/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Samuel Smethurst (9); James Travis Clegg [Senior Vice President of the Oldham Conservative Association] (4); Sir John Gorst [Conservative MP for Cambridge University] (2) regarding arrangements for him to address a Free Trade League meeting in Oldham.Subjects include: Churchill's breach with the Conservative Party and his move to the Liberal Party; the Oldham Free Trade League; the Trade Unions and Trades Dispute Bill; the postal service and the rights of postmen; the...
Dates: 01 Apr 1904 - 09 Dec 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with Alderman Donald Forbes, Mayor of Wanstead and Woodford [1953-54] and Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association [from 1956]., Sep 1951 - May 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/14
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Frederick Bishop [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; Hugh Ellis-Rees (War Office) (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Lettice Marston (Lettice Shillingford), Joan Prideaux, and Anthony Montague Browne; CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association).Subjects include: honouring the late Sir James Hawkey [former constituency chairman] and Stuart Mallinson; the 1951...
Dates: Sep 1951 - May 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 14-24 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2014.
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or about constituency officers., Nov 1951 - Mar 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Theresa Arnison, Chairman of the Women's Advisory Committee of the Woodford Conservative Association, on whist drives, opening times of the gardens at Chartwell [Kent], her husband Rowland Arnison's death, and her retirement from her position (13); Frank Foster on the Chigwell [Essex] Conservative Association. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: CSC (President of Woodford Conservative Association); secretaries Lettice Marston (Lettice Shillingford),...
Dates: Nov 1951 - Mar 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General, 1945 - 1965

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2
Scope and Contents The files assigned to this series fall naturally into sub-series or groups, most of which derive from an original classification, as follows:.Political.P(rivate) and P(ersonal).Visits.Patronage.Gifts.Greetings.Various.Even where there are original series the lines of distinction between them, as between this class and others, could not be made rigid and there are consequently doubtful cases and inconsistencies.POLITICAL The Political series (CHUR 2/1-139 and CHUR 2/506-517) consists of...
Dates: 1945 - 1965
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Public and Political: General., 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/538
Scope and Contents General Public Correspondence C-D Correspondence dealt with by Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton, WSC's Personal Private Secretaries, with some notes and replies by Private Office Staff including John Colville, Commander Charles Thompson, Anthony Bevir, and Miss E M Watson.Correspondents include Captain James Caulfield RN; Baroness Cederstrom and Douglas Chandor, on gift of volume of his portraits; Subjects include correspondence on gifts (particularly books, cigars, wines and spirits),...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General., 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/539
Scope and Contents

General Public Correspondence E-G Correspondence dealt with by Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton, WSC's Personal Private Secretaries, with some notes and replies by Private Office Staff including John Peck, John Colville, Leslie Rowan, and Miss E M Watson Subjects include correspondence on gifts (particularly books, cigars, wines and spirits), requests for patronage, requests for signed books and photographs, Victory in Europe and the General Election campaign and result.

Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General., 01 Jan 1945 - 30 [Jun] 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/540A-B
Scope and Contents General Public Correspondence H-K Correspondence dealt with by Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton, WSC's Personal Private Secretaries, with some notes and replies by Private Office Staff including Miss E M Watson, John Colville, George Harvie Watt and Commander Charles Thompson.Correspondents include Walter Hutchinson,Hutchinson & Co., (Publishers) Ltd, (11) on gifts of books, 1942-45; The Ministry of Information, (16) particularly Charles Gibbs-Smith, B C Sendall, and A S Hodge on...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 30 [Jun] 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Churchill College, Cambridge: Press cuttings, photographs, handbooks etc., May 1958 - Jun 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/582A-C
Scope and Contents Includes: a booklet on the opening of the College; newspaper cuttings from various newspapers on the launch and progress of the appeal to raise funds for the College; a plan of the College's layout; an album of photographs of the building work; and a booklet detailing the construction of the College by Rattee and Kett. Also present are photographs of WSC with the Churchill College Trustees: 1st Lord Adrian, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University; 1st Lord Tedder, Chancellor of Cambridge...
Dates: May 1958 - Jun 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Churchill College, Cambridge: United States Churchill Foundation., May 1959 - Apr 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/581
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 2nd Lord Knollys (4); Major General "Jack" Hamilton, Bursar of Churchill College on the launch of the appeal in Canada; "Jock" [Sir John] Colville (5); and Richard Sheppard, Architect of the College.Also includes copies of correspondence from Sir John Cockcroft, Master of Churchill College, Carl Gilbert [Chief Executive Officer of the] Gillette Company; notes and copies of correspondence from Anthony Montague Browne, Private Secretary to WSC; draft messages of support...
Dates: May 1959 - Apr 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/527
Scope and Contents Correspondents include Odhams Press Ltd (3) on photographs for book "The Life and Times of Winston Churchill"; Robert Boothby, offering congratulations on 5th anniversary of becoming Prime Minister; Maurice Ashley, (3) asking for reference, with note by the War Office on Ashley's War Service; Sir Reginald Hoare, asking for help in obtaining a Commission in the 4th Hussars for his son, Robin; Frank Thistleton, Musicians Benevolent Fund, (3) asking WSC to sign book to be presented to Dame Myra...
Dates: 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Correspondence: Equine Defence League - Exmouth., Jun 1955 - Nov 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/554
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: Alfred Brisco, Secretary of the National Equine and Smaller Animals Defence League (3); Colonel Sir John Ruggles-Brise and Sir Stuart Mallinson (11) on WSC's support for the foundation of the University of Essex; Nicholas Fenn [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary], Thomas Bridges [Private Secretary to...
Dates: Jun 1955 - Nov 1964
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: correspondence with or about Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]., Sep 1939 - Sep 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/386
Scope and Contents Other correspondents include: Major-General Sir Vernon Kell [MI5] (3); Monsieur Berthoin, Secretary General of the French Ministry of the Interior; Lord MacMillan [of Aberfeldy, Minister of Information] (3) and [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Principal Adviser to Ministry of Information] on WSC's recommendation to make use of Reves' services; Paul Reynaud, French Minister of Finance.Subjects covered by the file include: Reves distributing articles and Allied propaganda in the...
Dates: Sep 1939 - Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, T-Z., Jan 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/479A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Guy] Millard of the Foreign Office (2) and [Philip] Mitchell, Managing Director, Royal Mail House, (3) on gifts to WSC of an atlas of Poland and a statuette from the Ukrainian Democratic Colony of Sao Paolo [Brazil]; [6th] Lord Clarendon [earlier Lord Hyde], Chairman Revenue Committee, Toc H (2) requesting WSC's patronage for an event and inviting him to a luncheon; Reverend [James] Tomlin on publishing an anecdote about WSC at school; [John] Perowne of the Foreign...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage., 01 Jan 1944 - 31 Dec 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/520A-B
Scope and Contents File includes correspondence on Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot; correspondence on Chancellorship of Bristol University, including letters from Sir Stanley Badock (2) and Thomas Loveday, (2) on Loveday's retirement as Vice Chancellor, and the appointment of a successor, with copy of letter to Oliver Franks offering him the post; correspondence on the Freedom of Birmingham; correspondence on celebration of Empire Day, including request from Lord Bledisloe (2) to make a broadcast, and the...
Dates: 01 Jan 1944 - 31 Dec 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage A-Be., 1946 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/330
Scope and Contents File includes correspondence with: George Rogers MP, accepting presidency of the Parliamentary Painting Group for amauteur artists, 1953; The Amateur Fencing Association, particularly Charles-Louis de Beaumont, Hon. Secretary, (4) on appointment as Honorary President, 1953, with printed Annual Report for 1952; Sir Harold Caccia, and Sir Roger Makins (later Lord Sherfield), British Ambassadors, Washington, Bernard Baruch, Harold Macmillan (later Lord Stockton), Foreign Secretary, 1955, Lord...
Dates: 1946 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: A-Brig., 1946 - Apr 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/312
Scope and Contents File includes correspondence with: The Borough of Aberystwyth, on Freedom of the Borough, 1951; The Westerm Mail, on support for appeal for dependents and relatives of those killed in air disaster near Cardiff, with copy of the "Western Mail", 14 Mar 1950; Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein (7), on Alamein Reunions, with text of Montgomery's speeches, 1946 and 1950, 1946-50; The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, on election as Foreign Honorary Member, 1946;...
Dates: 1946 - Apr 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage Bi-By., Dec 1951 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/331
Scope and Contents File includes correspondence with: RAF Biggin Hill on unveiling of Battle of Britain Memorial Window in Chapel, 1955; The Mayor of Blackpool, on message of congratulation following Blackpool Football Club's victory in the FA Cup Final, 1953; Charles Harvard Gibbs-Smith and Harriet Aldrich on support for the Greater London Fund for the Blind, 1955; Bristol University on activities as Chancellor, including letter from Robert Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong of Ilminster), PS to Chancellor of...
Dates: Dec 1951 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: Bristol University., Nov 1939 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/302
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on WSC's activities as Chancellor of Bristol University File includes: Correspondence with Sir Philip Morris, Vice-Chancellor, on signed copy of "The Gathering Storm", the opening of the new School of Veterinary Science, a painting of the University buildings by Herbert Truman, WSC's visit for Honorary Degree Ceremonies, 1946 and 1948, the visit of the Executive of Executive Heads of Universities, presentation of portrait of WSC by Stevenson Wright, the selection of...
Dates: Nov 1939 - Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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