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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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(Untitled), May 1940 - Jul 1947

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/7/96-105
Scope and Contents Correspondence (May - June 1940) between WSC and Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] and a draft letter from WSC to the King on WSC's request for Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to be made a Privy Councillor; the King refused as such positions were reserved "for those who have attained high office in, or rendered long service to, the State"; WSC persuaded him that Bracken had avoided high office by remaining as Private Secretary to WSC and...
Dates: May 1940 - Jul 1947
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/1/44
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Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] (War Office, Whitehall [London]) to WSC recommending that [Major-General Hastings] Ismay should be awarded a KBE [Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire] instead of a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath]. Signed typescript.

Dates: 05 Jul 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/1/45
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Note to WSC discussing an honour for [Major-General Hastings] Ismay and suggesting that he deserves a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] instead of a KBE [Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire]. Typescript annotated by WSC with a note that he agrees.

Dates: 05 Jul 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/1/46
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Copy of a letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] informing him that he believes that [Major-General Hastings] Ismay should be awarded a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] because of his high position in the 'executive machine'. Carbon typescript.

Dates: 05 Jul 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Jul 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/1/47
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Copy of a letter to Victor Bouvenzier [Private Secretary to Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] enclosing a copy of a letter from WSC to Eden [see CHAR 20/1/48] suggesting that he should find out whether WSC's decision [regarding an honour for Major-General Hastings Ismay] had been altered. Carbon typescript.

Dates: 06 Jul 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Jul 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/1/48
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Copy of a letter from [WSC] to Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] informing him that he believes that [Major-General Hastings] Ismay should be awarded a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] because of his high position in the 'executive machine'. Unsigned typescript.

Dates: 05 Jul 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1939

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/46-49
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Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain suggesting [1st] Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran] for the post of Additional Civil Lord overseeing the Fleet Air Arm and [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] to take over Lloyd's position as Chairman of the British Council. [carbon].

Dates: 29 Sep 1939
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), 09 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22A/11
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Letter from WSC to Lord Macmillan [Chairman, Political Honours Scrutiny Committee] on the need to elevate 4 Labour members to the House of Lords to redress the balance "for the effectual conduct of Debates".

Dates: 09 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Aug 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22A/50
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Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] with proposals for the vacant Bishoprics: the Bishop of Southwark [Richard Godfrey] to Hereford; Frederick Cockin, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral [London] to be Bishop of Southwark; Noel Hudson [Assistant Bishop of St Albans] to be Bishop of Newcastle; [Frank] Russell Barry [Canon of Westminster] to be Dean of St. Paul's and William Cash, Prebendary of St Paul's, to be Bishop of Worcester.

Dates: 05 Aug 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 Apr 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/21B/182
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Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] on the awarding of honours: it would not possible to give a privy councillorship to Charles Ammon as political honours are not being awarded; David Grenfell [Secretary for Mines], as a minister is eligible, however then [John] Llewellin [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Aircraft Production] would have to receive consideration.

Dates: 01 Apr 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/82
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Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India [Lord Linlithgow] commenting on changes in ministerial appointments, and particularly the appointment of Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos] as Minister of State in the Middle East.

Dates: 30 Jun 1941
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(Untitled), 05 Feb 1941 - 06 Feb 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/34/1-2
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Note from James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] to WSC advising that [4th] Lord Templemore [earlier Arthur Chichester] would not be "the best man" for the Ministry of Agriculture; with manuscript letter of recommendation for Templemore from "John" [1st Lord Simon of Stackpole Elidor].

Dates: 05 Feb 1941 - 06 Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Jul 1941 - 26 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/34/3-4
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Letter from J H Edge (The Press Club, St Bride's House, Salisbury Square [London]) to WSC recommending H Leslie Boyce MP for the post of Minister of Production. Signed manuscript with carbon copy of letter of acknowledgement from [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to Edge.

Dates: 24 Jul 1941 - 26 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jul 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/34/6
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Letter from Anthony [Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office) to WSC asking for "Dick" [Richard] Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine] as Under-Secretary rather than Duncan [Sandys]. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 16 Jul 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), c 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/34/10
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Note by WSC on [David] Margesson's thoughts on [Ernest] Thurtle [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information] and [Philip] Noel-Baker. With reply in unidentified hand.

Dates: c 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/34/12-15
Scope and Contents Note from [Brendan] Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC dated 7 June on changes in ministerial office: suggests [Harry] Crookshank for Ministry of Fuel, Light and Power; [R A] Butler as Financial Secretary of the Treasury; Under-Secretaryships: Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine] at the Foreign Office; Philip [Noel-]Baker at the Ministry of Information; "Nicholson" [?Harold Nicolson, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information] to the Board of Education; [James]...
Dates: Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), c 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/34/19
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Note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] (Admiralty) to WSC suggesting [Robert] Hudson or [Sir John] Reith for the Ministry of Transport instead of Ernest Brown. Manuscript.

Dates: c 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 01 May 1941 - 05 May 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/35/5-12
Scope and Contents Letter from Admiral Sir Frederic Dreyer (United Services Club, Pall Mall [London]) to WSC requesting that his brother, Major-General John Dreyer, be employed in Anti-Aircraft Ground Defences, with details of his brother's career and a note of his own achievements in arranging for the training of merchant seamen as machine gunners. Signed manuscript with manuscript and typescript enclosures. With note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC summarising...
Dates: 01 May 1941 - 05 May 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/35/39-41
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Letter from Frank [Partridge], the Bishop of Portsmouth [Hampshire], to WSC recommending Sir Hanson Rowbotham, a contractor from the Isle of Wight, for war work. Signed typescript followed by draft and carbon of reply from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary].

Dates: 19 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Nov 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/217-219
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] on honours and offices for: Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Coningham, Air Vice-Marshal Grahame Dawson, Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg [General Officer Commanding New Zealand Forces], Lieutenant-General Leslie Morshead [General Officer Commanding Australian Infantry Force in Middle East], Major-General Daniel Pienaar, Lieutenant-General Oliver Leese [Commander, 30th Corps], and Air Marshal Sir Arthur...
Dates: 14 Nov 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Dec 1942

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/54C/288
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Letter from WSC to King George VI advising against proceeding with an honour for Noel Coward after a legal case was brought against him.

Dates: 29 Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 May 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/84-85
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Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Secretary of State for War, to WSC with details about "Jim" [James] Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], suggesting him for Government Whip, enclosing a note from Thomas who has been classified unfit for military service. [typescript and manuscript].

Dates: 17 May 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 22 Jun 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/11/105-107
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Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain [Lord President of the Council] asking him to consider the enclosed letter to Sir John Anderson MP [later 1st Lord Waverley, Home Secretary] expressing doubts about Sir Hugh Elles in the light of his recent "foolish broadcast" and failure to inspire confidence; WSC suggests [John] Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] as a replacement but has not decided whether appointment should be ministerial or non-ministerial. [copy].

Dates: 22 Jun 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1940

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/12/56
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Letter from "H J W" [Sir Horace Wilson, Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and official Head of HM Civil Service] to Sir James Grigg (War Office) conveying the favourable opinion of [?Sir] Warren [Fisher, Regional Commander for Civil Defence, North-West Region] of [Lieutenant-General] Robert Haining as "a born Chief of Staff and would be first rate in that capacity to armies in the field". [carbon].

Dates: 29 Sep 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Sep 1941

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/22B/132
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Letter from WSC to Sir Ralph Wedgwood proposing that he be nominated for a Baronetcy in the New Year's Honours List in recognition of his services as Chairman of the Railway Executive Committee.

Dates: 20 Sep 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open