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CHAR 1/257 Personal: Chartwell [Kent] Estate: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/257/1-4

Letter from W.E. Fretwell, Consulting Engineer, to WSC, outlining proposed scheme for the warming of the water to outdoor swimming bath at Chartwell.

05 Jan 1934
CHAR 1/257/5-6

Letter from W.E. Fretwell to Charles J. Goodwin, Architect, scheme for the warming of the water to outdoor swimming bath at Chartwell, with estimate of costs.

24 Jan 1934
CHAR 1/257/7

Letter from WSC to W.E. Fretwell on the "great cost" of the boilers for the swimming pool at Chartwell, suggesting the use of second hand steam generating boilers instead of hot water ones [carbon].

10 Feb 1934
CHAR 1/257/8

Letter from W.E. Fretwell to WSC, giving his objections to the use of steam generating boilers instead of hot water ones for the swimming pool at Chartwell.

19 Feb 1934
CHAR 1/257/9

Letter from WSC to W.E. Fretwell, accepting estimate for installation of hot water boilers for swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

20 Feb 1934
CHAR 1/257/10

Letter from W.E. Fretwell to WSC, on swimming pool at Chartwell.

21 Feb 1934
CHAR 1/257/11

Letter from WSC to W.E. Fretwell, asking if he could make a 15ft removable metal chimney for use during the initial heating of the swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

01 Mar 1934
CHAR 1/257/12

Letter from W.E. Fretwell to WSC, confirming that he could make a 15ft removable metal chimney for use during the initial heating of the swimming pool at Chartwell.

03 Mar 1934
CHAR 1/257/13

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, asking for £250 on account for installation of boiler for swimming pool at Chartwell.

24 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/14

Letter from Violet Pearman to Fretwell Heating Co., sending cheque for £250 [carbon].

25 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/15-16

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, enclosing sketch showing dimensions of pipe trench to carry hot water heating pipes to proposed new boiler house, confirming that work would begin the following week.

08 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/17

Letter from WSC to W.E. Fretwell on motor for filter pump for swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

18 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/18

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Co. to Violet Pearman, on cost of running electric saw at Chartwell.

21 Mar 1934
CHAR 1/257/19-21

Analysis of electricity costs at Chartwell, Apr-Dec 1933, divided into four headings, Lighting; Heating; Power and Farm Buildings.

16 Mar 1934
CHAR 1/257/22-23

Letter from WSC to E.F. Parry, Analytical Chemist, on quality of the water in the swimming pool at Chartwell, asking for advice of keeping the water clear as well as clean, inviting him to lunch to see the hydraulic works for himself [carbon].

29 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/24-25

Letter from Ernest J. Parry, Analytical Chemist, to WSC, on quality of water in the pool at Chartwell, which was of a high standard of purity for a swimming pool, but not recommended for drinking.

25 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/26

Circular letter from Sevenoaks Rural District Council on tree preservation.

31 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/27-28

Letter from Charles J. Goodwin, Architect, to WSC, on sash window for boiler house at Chartwell.

06 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/29-30

Testimonial from WSC for Miss Cecil Shewan, a former member of his secretarial staff [carbon].

15 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/31

Letter from Cecil D. Shewan to WSC, asking for reference, and thanking him for his kindness while she was on his secretarial staff.

04 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/32

Letter from Violet Pearman to East Surrey Water Co., sending cheque for £28 17s 6d, in respect of emergency supply for swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

15 Jun 1933
CHAR 1/257/33

Quotation from the East Surrey Water Co., £28 17s 6d, for emergency water supply for swimming pool at Chartwell.

04 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/34

Letter from Violet Pearman to East Surrey Water Co., asking when they would be able to carry out work at Chartwell, also asking about regulations governing the use of water sprinklers on lawns [carbon].

18 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/35

Estimate for construction of dressing rooms etc., ta Chartwell, £317.

[Jun 1934]
CHAR 1/257/36-38

Letter from East Surrey Water to WSC, confirming that work had started on emergency supply to Chartwell pool, and confirming that there were no restrictions on the use of water sprinklers, but asking him to ensure that his staff were "moderate" in their use of hosepipes and sprinklers, enclosing notices on the national water shortage.

21 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/39-40

Letter from WSC to W. Willett, on purchase of horse from him for £22, undertaking to give Willett first refusal (at £18) if he decided to sell the horse [carbon].

22 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/41

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to Violet Pearman, giving the cost of running the small pump motor for the Chartwell pool, at 1¼d per hour.

22 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/42

Letter from Saye Construction Co. Ltd to WSC, confirming receipt of his order for 2 tons of Leighton Buzzard washed sand at 39s 6d per ton.

26 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/43

Letter from Violet Pearman to Fretwell Heating Co., asking them to fit thermometer to Chartwell pool boiler [carbon].

26 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/44

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, offering Bristol Recording Thermometer for swimming pool boiler at £12.

22 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/45-46

Letter from Freeman Sons &Co. Ltd to WSC, on colour treatment of Chartwell swimming pool, recommending use of their No.7 "Cementone" primer.

26 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/47

Letter from Violet Pearman to Cartier Ltd., on inscription on gold cigar case that they were making for WSC [carbon].

14 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/48

Letter from Cartier Ltd to WSC, on inscription for gold cigar case that they were making for him.

11 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/49

Letter from Violet Pearman to Freeman Sons &Co. on painting of Chartwell swimming pool [carbon].

28 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/50

Letter from W.E. Fretwell to WSC, on motor for filter pump for swimming pool at Chartwell.

27 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/51

Letter from Saye Construction to WSC, apology for delivery of the wrong consignment of sand.

29 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/52

Letter from Freeman Sons &Co, to WSC, on painting of Chartwell pool.

29 Jun 1934
CHAR 1/257/53

Letter from Violet Pearman to A.R. Walters, sending 10s donation from WSC for Westerham Men's Club [carbon].

04 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/54-55

Letter from A.R. Walter to WSC, on his re-election as an Honorary Member of Westerham Men's Club, pointing out that the Club was badly in need of funds.

02 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/56-57

Letter from Voxsan Ltd to WSC, on his order for 10 gallons of Voxsan Sterilising and Cleaning Fluid for his swimming pool, enclosing leaflet about the product.

11 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/58-59

Letter from Violet Pearman to the Head Postmaster, Edenbridge, Kent, complaining about delays in delivery of two telegrams sent by WSC on 13 July [carbon].

14 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/60

Letter from A.R. Walter to WSC, acknowledging receipt of his 10s donation to Westerham Men's Club.

19 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/61

Letter from The Daimler Co. Ltd to WSC, on inspection of his 3.35 h.p. car No.32017.

20 Jul 1934
CHAR 1/257/62

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, asking for return of unused charts for recording thermometer, temporarily installed in boiler house at Chartwell.

01 Aug 1934
CHAR 1/257/63-64

Letter from Major E. Atkins to WSC, asking him to subscribe to the South African Wars' Veterans Association.

11 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/65

Letter from Violet Pearman to Major E. Atkins, sending cheque for £2 2s, from WSC, for life membership of the South African Wars' Veterans Association.

14 Aug 1934
CHAR 1/257/66-67

Letter from Major E. Atkins to WSC, acknowledging receipt of cheque for £2 2s, for life membership of the South African Wars' Veterans Association.

15 Aug 1934
CHAR 1/257/68

Letter from Violet Pearman to Westerham Parish Council, acknowledging receipt of letter of 6 Sept [carbon].

10 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/69

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on accommodation for Mary Smith "Mrs Donkey Jack".

07 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/70

Letter from Saye Construction Co. to WSC, confirming receipt of order for sand.

17 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/71

Letter from Saye Construction Co. to WSC, on order for sand.

19 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/72

Letter from WSC to Westerham Parish Council on his proposal to offer Mary Smith ["Mrs Donkey Jack"] accommodation on his own land, and to move her off Westerham Common during the next month [carbon].

21 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/73

Press cutting on the occupation of Westerham Common by Mary Smith.

[Sep 1934]
CHAR 1/257/74

Letter from Westerham Parish Council to WSC, on the erection of two huts on part of Westerham Common owned by the Chartwell Estate, pointing out the Council's objections.

06 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/75

Letter from Herbert W. Knocker, Deputy Steward, Manor of Westerham, to WSC, on his offer accommodate Mary Smith on his own land.

08 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/76

Letter from WSC to Herbert W. Knocker, Deputy Steward, Manor of Westerham, on his offer to move Mary Smith ["Mrs Donkey Jack"] from Westerham Common, and to offer her a few square yards of ground in a gravel pit on the Chartwell Estate [carbon].

01 May 1934
CHAR 1/257/77

Letter from WSC to Alfred Salisbury, on quality of sand supplied by Saye Construction for use at Chartwell [carbon].

21 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/78

Letter from Alfred Salisbury to WSC, undertaking to ensure that the correct sand was used on filter beds at Chartwell "at the earliest date".

24 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/79

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. Ltd to WSC, reminder of £139 19s 6d owing on swimming pool account.

24 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/80

Letter from Wood, Willey &Co., Chartered Accountants, to Grace Hamblin, thanks for supplying them with Chartwell Estate accounts.

22 Oct 1934
CHAR 1/257/81

Letter from Ardern K. Elphick to WSC, thanks for donation of 10s to Westerham Market Fat Stock Show Society.

25 Oct 1934
CHAR 1/257/82

Turner Rudge &Co,. confirmation of sale of 13 bags of apples from the Chartwell estate on WSC's behalf, at East Grinstead Weekly Market, sending cheque for 16s 4d.

25 Oct 1934
CHAR 1/257/83

Letter from Violet Pearman to Fretwell Heating Co., giving permission for them to photograph boiler equipment at Chartwell [carbon].

27 Oct 1934
CHAR 1/257/84-85

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, asking for permission to take photographs of boiler equipment at Chartwell.

25 Sep 1934
CHAR 1/257/86

Letter from Westerham Horticultural Society to WSC, subscription reminder.

31 Oct 1934
CHAR 1/257/87-88

Letter from the Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, thanks for allowing them to take photographs of boilers at Chartwell, also on chemical pot installed in filtration plant by Patersons.

05 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/89

Letter from Freeman Sons &Co. to WSC, sending tint card for No.7 "Cementone" primer for use on swimming pool at Chartwell.

05 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/90

Letter from Ensign Ltd to Violet Pearman, quoting 7s 6d for 24 x 18"photograph enlargements from WSC's quarter plate negatives.

07 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/91

Letter from Violet Pearman to Ensign Ltd, sending negatives, asking for 24 x 18" prints [carbon].

10 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/92

Letter from Violet Pearman to Ensign Ltd, sending negatives and prints to be enlarged [carbon].

08 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/93

Letter from Ensign Ltd to Violet Pearman, confirming receipt of order for photographic enlargements.

09 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/94

Letter from W.E. Fretwell to WSC, giving advice on closing down the swimming pool boiler for the winter.

13 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/95

Letter from Ensign Ltd to Violet Pearman, sending 24 x 18" enlargements, suggesting that for sketching purposes WSC should use a projection lantern.

15 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/96

Letter from Violet Pearman to [ ], asking them to ensure that staff trying to contact WSC ring both his private and office telephone numbers [carbon].

27 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/97

Letter from WSC to Westerham Parish Council on condition of gravel path from the high road to Westerham Common, pointing out that the Council's own path across the Common was in far worse condition [carbon].

29 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/98

Letter from Westerham Parish Council to WSC on the condition of the path from the high road to Westerham Common, which WSC had undertaken to keep in good repair.

21 Nov 1934
CHAR 1/257/99

Letter from M.R. Johannsen, English Tree Expert Co. to WSC, asking for permission to inspect the trees that the company had operated on in 1933.

14 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/257/100-101

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, on corrosion in the flues of the swimming pool boiler.

18 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/257/102

Letter from Violet Pearman to the Licences Dept, Kent County Council, on issue of a duplicate driving licence to Sarah Churchill [carbon].

20 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/257/103-104

Letter from Charles J. Goodwin, Architect, to WSC, on scheme for sewage disposal at Chartwell by a septic tank system.

20 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/257/105-106

Letter from Kent County Constabulary, Sevenoaks, to Violet Pearman, on accident involving Mary Smith [Mrs "Donkey Jack"], who was knocked down by a bicycle ridden by Albert Henry Cramp of Crookham Hill, while walking down Hosey Hill.

26 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/257/107

Letter from Horatia Seymour to WSC, sending cheque for £25 for one quarter's rent of cottage at Chartwell, and on her willingness to continue to rent the cottage, provided alterations could be made to the kitchen.

31 Dec [1934]
CHAR 1/257/108

Letter from WSC to Horatia Seymour, agreeing to examine plans for alterations to cottage at Chartwell.

04 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/257/109-110

Letter from R.C.A. Photophone to WSC, on arrangements for demonstration of their 35mm Double Portable Sound Reproducing Equipment.

31 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/257/111

Letter from R.C.A. Photophone to WSC, on arrangements for demonstration of their 35mm Double Portable Sound Reproducing Equipment.

28 Dec 1934