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CHAR 1/275 Personal: Chartwell [Kent] Estate.

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CHAR 1/275/1

Letter from Violet Pearman to District Messengers, on delivery of package [carbon].

26 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/275/2

Letter from A. Collins, General Manager, R.C.A. Photophone Ltd. to WSC, on loan of copies of two films, The Private Life of Henry VIII and Catherine the Great.

01 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/3

Letter from Violet Pearman to A. Collins, General Manager, R.C.A. Photophone Ltd., on demonstration of portable cinema equipment at Chartwell [carbon].

01 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/4-8

Letter from Charles J. Goodwin, Architect, to WSC, report on drainage system at Chartwell, with a view to preparing a scheme for a septic tank and filter bed to deal with sewage from the house direct, with plan of new disconnecting chamber on existing main drain.

01 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/9-10

Letter from W.T. Lamb &Sons, confirming receipt of order for 4,000 bricks (plum coloured weathered facings).

11 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/11

Letter from The Fretwell Heating Co. Ltd to WSC, estimate for work on swimming pool at Chartwell.

19 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/12

Annual Report of the Committee of Birmingham Canal Navigations for the year ended 31 Dec 1934 [printed].

14 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/13

Letter from Violet Pearman to B. Barnes, asking if he would be willing to start work on cottage at Chartwell the following week [carbon].

21 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/14

Letter from Violet Pearman to the Fretwell Heating Co., stating that WSC would consider their estimate for work on swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

22 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/15

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. Ltd to WSC, correcting error in account dated 24 Jan.

29 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/16

Letter from F.G. Benson, Photographer, Westerham, to WSC, sending photographs.

30 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/17

Letter from Violet Pearman to F.G. Benson, thanks for photos [carbon].

01 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/18-19

List of work on Chartwell estate for C.J. Arnold, handyman.

[Feb 1935]
CHAR 1/275/20-21

Letter from C.J. Arnold to Violet Pearman, on loan of £30 from WSC to buy a motor car, repayable at 10s per week.

09 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/22

Letter from B. Horton &Son Ltd, Timber Merchants, Westerham, to WSC, asking if his instructions of 24 Apr 1933 still stood.

05 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/23

Letter from Violet Pearman to B. Horton &Son Ltd, Timber Merchants, Westerham, confirming that WSC's instruction of 24 Apr 1933 still applied, and asking if urgent orders could be supplied without a written order [carbon].

12 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/24

Letter from Thos. Cook &Son to Violet Pearman, on the possibility of a refund on unused train ticket from London to Liverpool.

15 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/25

Letter from Violet Pearman to Thos. Cook &Son, asking about the possibility of a refund on unused train ticket from London to Liverpool [carbon].

13 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/26

Letter from Metropolitan Police, "A" of Whitehall Division to WSC, caution for allowing Samuel Musgrove Howes to drive a motor vehicle, when he was not licensed to do so.

19 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/27

Letter from Violet Pearman to Gilliam &Co. Ltd., ordering three natural stone balls [carbon].

25 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/28-29

Letter from Charles J. Goodwin, Architect, to WSC, sending sketch (not preserved) of dressing rooms for use with swimming pool at Chartwell.

26 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/30

Notification of transfer of £2000 Gas Light &Coke Co. 3½% Stock from WSC to C.R. Rivers.

13 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/31

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, asking for cheque for £5, to cover household expenses.

26 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/32-34

Letter from W. Cullen, I.C.I. to Violet Pearman, recommending use of Nitro Chalk fertiliser on lawns and pastures at Chartwell.

25 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/35

Letter from Violet Pearman to W. Cullen, I.C.I., asking him to call at Chartwell to discuss use of Nitro Chalk on lawns at Chartwell [carbon].

02 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/36-37

Letter from Gilliam &Co., Stone Merchants, Croydon, to Violet Pearman, confirming order for three natural stone balls for Chartwell.

27 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/38

Letter from Violet Pearman to A. Fuller &Sons, on WSC's order for inscribed silver ink stand [a wedding present for Robert Boothby] [carbon].

13 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/39-40

Letter from Violet Pearman to Henry Hope &Sons Ltd., confirming order for special door and window at Chartwell [carbon].

16 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/41-42

Letter from Henry Hope &Sons to WSC, estimate for fitting special door and special window with leaded glass at Chartwell.

08 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/43

Letter from Henry Hope &Sons to WSC, confirming receipt of order for fitting special door and special window with leaded glass at Chartwell.

18 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/44

Letter from Mears Bros., Civil Engineers, Lewisham, to WSC, quoting £25 per week for hire of mechanical excavator with driver, plus a £10 delivery and collection charge.

02 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/45

Letter from Violet Pearman to Mears Bros., accepting contract for hire of mechanical excavator [carbon].

03 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/46

Letter from Mears Bros. to WSC, confirming delivery of mechanical excavator to Chartwell on 12 Jan, recommending the use of a horse rather than a windlass to move the wagons of earth.

07 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/47

Letter from Violet Pearman to Mears Bros., confirming delivery of mechanical excavator to Chartwell on 12 Jan [carbon].

08 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/48

Letter from Mears Bros. to WSC, confirming delivery of mechanical excavator to Chartwell on 12 Jan.

09 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/49

Letter from Mears Bros. to WSC, estimate for providing Montania Locomotive 24" gauge, with 200 yards of track, £6 per week.

11 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/275/50

Letter from WSC to Mears Bros., on problems of breakdown of locomotive and mechanical digger at Chartwell [carbon].

02 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/51

Letter from WSC to Mears Bros., on problems of breakdown of mechanical digger at Chartwell, complaining that the machine was old and obsolete [carbon].

17 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/52

Letter from Mears Bros. to WSC, promising to make allowances for the time that the mechanical digger was broken down.

19 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/53

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, message from Mears Bros., asking for return of mechanical digger.

17 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/275/54

Letter from WSC to Mears Bros., asking them to send representative to see condition of his park and the job on the departure of their mechanical digger [carbon].

02 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/55

Letter from Mears Bros to WSC, promising to send representative to see condition of his park and the job on the departure of their mechanical digger.

04 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/56

Letter from Mears Bros to WSC, acknowledging receipt of his cheque for £109 for hire of mechanical digger and locomotive at Chartwell, undertaking to hold this over until they had been able to discuss the matter with other contractors [annotated by WSC "One year elapses"].

18 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/57-58

Letter from WSC to Mears Bros, calculating his bill for hire of digger and locomotive at £109, sending cheque [carbon].

13 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/59

Letter from Violet Pearman to Mears Bros., asking them to remove skips and rails from Chartwell as quickly as possible.

23 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/60-62

Letter and telegram from Peter Spence &Sons Ltd to WSC, confirming receipt of order for 2 cwts of 16% Kibbled Sulphate of Alumina.

25 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/63

Telegram from WSC to Peter Spence &Sons Ltd, ordering 2 cwts of 16% Kibbled Sulphate of Alumina [copy].

25 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/64

Account from W. Barrett &Son Ltd., Ivory Workers, London, £2 8s 6d for 4 fine ivory sleeping pigs.

Dec 1934
CHAR 1/275/65-66

Letter and telegram from WSC to Henry Hope &Sons, asking if they would be able to fix door and lights at Chartwell by 27 April [copy].

16 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/67

Letter from Henry Hope &Sons Ltd to WSC, confirming despatch of door and leaded lights for Chartwell on 25 April.

12 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/68-70

Letter and telegram from Henry Hope &Sons Ltd to WSC, promising to fix door and lights at Chartwell by 27 April.

16 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/71

Letter from Gilliam &Co., Garden Designers, London, thanks for measurement of stone balls and caps for Chartwell, promising to complete work by the end of the month.

18 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/72

Letter from WSC to P.J. Cherry, Sevenoaks R.D.C., on sighting of bedbugs at Chartwell, asking what action he should take [carbon].

18 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/73

Letter from P.J. Cherry, Sevenoaks R.D.C., to WSC, on sighting of bedbugs at Chartwell.

16 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/74

Letter from L.C. West to WSC, on merger of Westerham Cricket Club and Westerham Traders Cricket Club to form Westerham Town Cricket Club, and WSC's election as a Vice President.

[Apr 1935]
CHAR 1/275/75

Letter from Violet Pearman, on behalf of WSC, to Westerham Town Cricket Club, accepting Vice Presidency, sending cheque for £1 [carbon].

19 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/76

Letter from Violet Pearman to East Surrey Water Co., asking if they would be willing to quote a special contract price for 200,000 gallons of water for filling swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

19 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/77

Letter from B. Barnes to WSC, promising to start work on cottage on 23 Jan.

22 [Jan 1935]
CHAR 1/275/78-79

Letter from Henry Hope &Sons Ltd. to WSC, confirming despatch of door and leaded lights for Chartwell, with delivery note.

24 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/80

Account from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd., £33 14s 5d.

Mar 1935
CHAR 1/275/81

Letter from Violet Pearman to Charles Goodwin, on installation of marble lavatory basins at Chartwell [carbon].

29 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/82-83

Letter from Charles Goodwin to WSC, on installation of new lavatory basin in Horatia Seymour's cottage.

23 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/84

Letter from WSC to Ernest J. Parry, asking for formula for chlorine solution for his swimming pool, which would be cheaper than the "expensive" Voxsan at 2s 6d per gallon [carbon].

07 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/85

Letter from Ernest J. Parry to WSC, recommending proprietary chlorine solutions for WSC's swimming pool.

08 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/86

Letter from Frederick Allen &Sons (Poplar) Ltd to Ernest J. Parry, quoting minimum 3s per gallon for chlorine solution for swimming pool.

10 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/87-89

Letter from I.C.I. to Ernest J. Parry, quoting between 2s 9d and 5s for their "Chloros" chlorine solution for swimming pools, enclosing leaflet "Chloros" for the Sterilisation of Swimming Bath Water.

10 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/90

Letter from East Surrey Water Co. to Violet Pearman, meter readings for Chartwell.

02 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/91-93

Letter from Henry Hope &Sons Ltd., Birmingham, to WSC, enclosing plan for new steel door in Hall at Chartwell.

30 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/275/94

Letter from Violet Pearman to Henry Hope &Sons, cancelling order for steel door in Hall at Chartwell, as CSC did not like the door and light which they had installed during her absence abroad [carbon].

11 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/95

Letter from Henry Hope &Son Ltd to WSC, acknowledging receipt of cancellation of order.

14 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/96

Letter from Mears Bros. to WSC, on the unavailability of their small excavator, recommending that he contact Messrs Vales.

22 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/97

Letter from Mears Bros. to WSC, undertaking to remove rails at Chartwell by the following week.

28 May 1935
CHAR 1/275/98-99

Letter from WSC to Sevenoaks Electricity Co. Ltd., on supplying pump for swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

14 Jun 1935
CHAR 1/275/100-102

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to WSC, estimate for supplying and fitting centrifugal pump to swimming pool at Chartwell, £40 1s.

17 Jun 1935
CHAR 1/275/103-104

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to WSC, estimate for supplying and fitting alarm bell to sound in C.J. Arnold's cottage when the pump motor near the lake shut down, £6 10s 6d.

05 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/105

Letter from Violet Pearman to Joseph Freeman &Sons Ltd., ordering small pots of Cementone in indigo, yellow ochre and white [carbon].

27 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/106

Letter from Violet Pearman to The Postmaster Westerham, on problems with telephones at Chartwell [carbon].

27 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/107

Letter from Violet Pearman to Paterson Engineering Co., asking them to replace broken oblong glasses in the testing set in swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

27 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/108

Letter from Violet Pearman to A.W. Southon &Sons, accepting estimates for repairs to cottages at Chartwell [carbon].

30 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/109-110

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to WSC, recommending that he contact Paterson Engineering Co. about swimming pool pump.

31 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/111

Letter from Violet Pearman to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. asking about capacity of swimming pool pump motor [carbon].

27 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/112

Letter from Violet Pearman to J. Strange, Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co., asking if they could put all cottages on separate meters, so that domestic and estate consumption were kept separate [carbon].

31 Jul 1935
CHAR 1/275/113

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to Violet Pearman, acknowledging receipt of letter of 31 July.

01 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/114

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on the makers of coloured cements, Freeman &Co.

06 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/115

Letter from Violet Pearman to Voxsan Ltd., ordering 10 gallons of Voxsan for swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

09 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/116

Letter from Voxsan Ltd. to Violet Pearman, confirming receipt of order for 10 gallons of Voxsan for swimming pool at Chartwell.

12 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/117-119

Letter from Head Postmaster, Sevenoaks, to Violet Pearman, on problems with telephone at Chartwell, which had been traced to a mechanical fault in the telephone in WSC's bedroom.

14 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/120

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on delivery of the New York Herald to Chartwell.

15 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/121

Quotation from the Darenth River Ballast Co., for Best Washed 2" All-in River Ballast at 6s 9d per cubic yard.

22 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/122

Letter from Associated Purchasers Ltd to WSC, quotation for 2000 square feet of expanded metal for use at the bottom of ponds, £18 11s 8d.

26 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/123

Quotation from Harrods Ltd, for 1 inch "Blackwata" and 1 inch cable brand hose.

27 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/124

Quotation from Hammond &Hussey, Ironmongers, Croydon, for 300, 8 foot fence posts at 47s per dozen.

28 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/125

Letter from Violet Pearman to Fretwell Heating Co., asking for report on condition of plant room at Chartwell [carbon].

31 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/126

Letter from WSC to Major Basil Kerr, asking if he could borrow net to catch goldfish [carbon].

31 Aug 1935
CHAR 1/275/127

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter of 31 Aug.

02 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/128

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to Violet Pearman, on possibility of putting all cottages on separate meters, so that domestic and estate consumption were kept separate.

02 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/129

Letter from Violet Pearman to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. asking them to arrange for all Chartwell cottages to be put on separate meters.

14 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/130-131

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. to Violet Pearman, enclosing estimate for re-wiring of two cottages at Chartwell to allow for separate meters to be installed, £2 7s 6d.

13 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/132

Letter from M.M. Antrobus to WSC, asking for reference for Victor Trowbridge, who had applied for post as gardener.

08 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/133

Letter from WSC to M.M. Antrobus, reference for Victor Trowbridge, gardener at Chartwell for 8 years [carbon].

14 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/134

Letter from WSC to Fretwell Heating Co., on supply of centrifugal pump and motor for swimming pool at Chartwell [carbon].

28 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/135

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, estimate for supply of centrifugal pump and motor for swimming pool at Chartwell.

26 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/136

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on swimming pool at Chartwell.

03 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/137

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, report on the condition of the boiler room at Chartwell.

10 Sep 1935
CHAR 1/275/138

Letter from Violet Pearman to Edward Stamford Ltd, ordering map of how to get to Chartwell [carbon].

04 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/139

Letter from Joseph Freeman &Sons Ltd to WSC, sending particulars of their "Cementone Colours" for colouring of cement and concrete.

10 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/140

Letter from Violet Pearman to Fretwell Heating Co., acknowledging receipt of letter of 5 Oct.

12 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/141-142

Letter from Fretwell Heating Co. to WSC, estimate for supply of centrifugal pump and motor for swimming pool at Chartwell.

05 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/143

Letter from Saye Construction Co. to WSC, confirming receipt of order for 5 tons of fine white filler sand.

17 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/144

Letter from R.J. Drew, Haulage and Road Contractor, Oxted, to WSC, asking him to return concrete mixer, hired by WSC in 1933, offering to sell the mixer to WSC for £35.

19 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/145-146

Letter from Violet Pearman to R.J. Drew, on return of his concrete mixer, with details of use made of the machine, 1933-35 [carbon].

22 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/147

Letter from R.J. Drew, Haulage and Road Contractor, Oxted, to WSC, account for hire of concrete mixer, 1933-35, £11 10s.

23 Oct 1935
CHAR 1/275/148-149

Letter from Charles J. Goodwin to WSC, sending accounts for materials and apparatus supplied to Chartwell and Morpeth Mansions.

19 Nov 1935
CHAR 1/275/150-151

Letter from Hatch, Mansfield &Co. Ltd, Wine Merchants, London, to Violet Pearman, on WSC's overdue account of £919 19s 11d, of which £663 4s 11d, was the "old account" for wines etc supplied 1930-32 [with note by VP].

11 Dec 1935
CHAR 1/275/152-153

Note by V, Hayward, instructions for feeding puppy.

[1935]
CHAR 1/275/154

Letter from Hatch, Mansfield &Co. Ltd, Wine Merchants, London, to Violet Pearman, acknowledging receipt of WSC's cheque for £214 1s 3d, clearing current account, but leaving balance of the "old account" £663 4s 11d, suggesting remittance of £250 to reduce the account.

12 Dec 1935