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CHAR 1/299 Personal: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/299/1

Letter from 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] to WSC on the death of Freddie Guest.

03 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/2

Letter from Amy Guest to WSC, offering portrait of Lord Randolph Churchill, formerly owned by Freddie Guest.

[May 1937]
CHAR 1/299/3

Letter from Amy Guest to WSC, on the death of Freddie Guest.

06 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/4

Letter from Sir Bernard Pares to Violet Pearman on appointment to see WSC.

13 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/5

Note from Grace Hamblin to Violet Pearman that WSC was planning to meet Lord Monckton that evening [overheard on the telephone].

[17 May 1937]
CHAR 1/299/6

Telegram from Sir Philip Sassoon to WSC, congratulations on arrival of black cygnets at Chartwell.

14 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/7

Telegram from WSC to Sir Philip Sassoon, announcing arrival of four black cygnets at Chartwell [copy].

14 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/8

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch Jr, pleasure at Baruch's enjoyment of the Coronation Procession [copy].

15 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/9-10

Letter from Bernard Baruch Jr to WSC, on his enjoyment of the Coronation Procession, thanking WSC for obtaining seats.

14 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/11

Telegram from The Duke of Westminster to WSC, dinner invitation [copy].

16 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/12-13

Note of telephone message from WSC to the Duke of Westminster, declining dinner invitation, asking if WSC could see the Duke the following day.

17 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/14

Letter from Violet Pearman to the P.S. to the Earl Marshal, on WSC's desire to purchase the seats that he and CSC occupied for the Coronation at 2gns each [carbon].

17 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/15

Letter from [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier F E Lindemann] to WSC, invitation to dine at Christ Church [Oxford] on 21 May [annotated that WSC would prefer to dine at Blenheim as he had to dine in public the following night].

17 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/16

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey to WSC, on his admiration for WSC's books and speeches, and on the departure of Stanley Baldwin, an "imposter" who let England and the Empire down.

16 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/17

Letter from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, on his pleasure at Baldwin's departure, the European situation, warning that 1937 and 1938 would be years of maximum weakness, and that the relative position with Germany would not begin to improve until 1939, also on the death of female crane at Chartwell, asking if Bailey could find a replacement [carbon].

17 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/18

Letter from Helen, Lady D'Abernon to WSC, invitation to stay at Stoke D'Abernon in July [annotated "accepted"].

18 May [1937]
CHAR 1/299/19

Letter from WSC to C.E. Bechofer Roberts, on possibility of Roberts writing memoir of Freddie Guest [carbon].

19 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/20

Letter from Winston Guest to WSC, on the death of his father, Freddie.

[May 1937]
CHAR 1/299/21

Letter from WSC to Winston Guest on the death of his father, suggesting that C.E. Bechofer Roberts should write the Memoir [carbon].

19 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/22

Letter from Harcourt Johnstone to WSC, on the death of Freddie Guest.

[May 1937]
CHAR 1/299/23

Letter from Margaret, Lady Birkenhead to Violet Pearman, asking WSC to sign and return share transfer forms relating to estate of 1st Lord Birkenhead.

19 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/24

Letter from Ethel, Lady Snowden to WSC, thanks for "beautiful article" on Lord Snowden in the Daily Express.

24 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/25

Telegram from WSC to [Daisy] Fellowes, on wedding of Duke of Windsor [copy].

21 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/26

Letter from [Daisy Fellowes] to WSC, on wedding of the Duke of Windsor, suggesting that they travel together, also on her offer to the Foreign Office to help with the encouragement of Franco-British relations [incomplete, other half of letter is at CHAR 1/299/103].

18 May [1937]
CHAR 1/299/27

Telegram from WSC to Lady Eleanor Smith, thanks for gift of book [? Portrait of a Lady] [copy].

22 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/28

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on plans for visit to Europe.

[May 1937]
CHAR 1/299/29

Telegram from Bernard M. Baruch to WSC on the economic situation.

22 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/30

Florence Amery to WSC, invitation to lunch on 25 May, to meet Abdullah [ibn Hussein], Emir of Transjordan [later Jordan].

23 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/31

Card from Bernard Baruch Jr to WSC, thanks for courtesy during visit to Britain.

[May 1937]
CHAR 1/299/32

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch Jr., thanks for "delightful gift" [copy].

27 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/33

Telegram from WSC to Sir Philip Sassoon, congratulations on appointment as First Commissioner of Works [copy].

29 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/34

Telegram from WSC to Lord Winterton, congratulations on appointment as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [copy].

29 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/35

Letter from Amy Guest to WSC on the death of Freddie Guest.

29 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/36

Telegram from WSC to Lord Norwich, congratulations on appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty [copy].

29 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/37

Letter from Ivy, Lady Chamberlain (24 Egerton Terrace [London]) to WSC, sending him a cigar case which Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain used to carry, as a souvenir of the many years of friendship and affection between them.

30 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/38-39

Letter from R.D. Blumenfeld to WSC, enclosing copy of letter from T.E. Shaw to Blumenfeld, dated 11 Nov 1922, on his admiration for WSC, and his decision to re-enlist in the ranks.

31 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/40

Letter from E.M. Gilling, P.S. to Oliver Locker-Lampson, to Violet Pearman, on Locker-Lampson's bet with WSC over the Prime Minister and the Coronation.

02 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/41

Letter from Lord Lothian to WSC, on play "Last Voyage" (on Walter Raleigh) by Edward Thompson, asking if WSC would be prepared to see the play and meet the author [annotated "regretted"].

02 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/42

Letter from Robert Harcourt to WSC, invitation to lunch at Eton v. Harrow cricket match at Lord's.

02 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/43

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch, asking about plans for visit to Europe [copy].

02 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/44

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on plan to arrive in Britain on 1 July.

02 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/45

Letter from WSC to R.D. Blumenfeld, thanks for sending copy of letter by T.E. Shaw [copy].

03 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/46

Letter from WSC to Robert Harcourt, declining invitation to lunch at Lord's Cricket Ground [carbon].

05 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/47

Letter from Violet Pearman to the P.S. to Oliver Locker- Lampson, on WSC's bet with Lampson, asking if bet was recorded in the betting book of the Other Club [carbon].

07 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/48

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, pleasure at visit to Chartwell, and disappointment that WSC had not been included in the new Government, asking if he would be able to attend 4th Hussars Old Comrades dinner in October.

08 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/49

Letter from WSC to Sir Reginald Barnes, on intention to attend 4th Hussars Old Comrades dinner if he was in the country [carbon].

11 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/50

Reference from WSC for Mrs Taylor, WSC's stenographer and private secretary for 3 years [carbon].

09 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/51

Letter from Herbert Fisher to WSC, disappointment that WSC was unable to attend function, hoping that it would be possible another year.

14 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/52

Letter from [Sir Harry Goschen] to WSC, declining invitation due to ill health.

[Jun 1937]
CHAR 1/299/53

Letter from Nicolae Titulescu to WSC, thanks for hospitality during visit to London.

15 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/54

Letter from Ava, Lady Waverley to WSC, on visit to Italy and Austria.

16 Jun [1937]
CHAR 1/299/55

Letter from WSC to Amy Guest, accepting gift of portrait of Lord Randolph Churchill, also on proposed memoir of Freddie Guest [carbon].

17 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/56

Note from Violet Pearman to CSC, on appointment of Kathleen Hill, WSC's first resident secretary.

29 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/57

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch, asking about plans for visit to Britain [copy].

17 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/58

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Violet Pearman on her appointment as WSC's first resident secretary.

27 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/59-60

Telegram from WSC to Sir James Grigg on visit to Chartwell [copy].

29 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/61-62

Letter from Sir James Grigg to WSC on visit to Chartwell.

26 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/63

Telegram from WSC to Sir James Grigg, invitation to dine and sleep at Chartwell [copy].

05 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/64

Letter from Sir James Grigg to WSC on possibility of meeting.

02 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/65

Letter from Sir Malcolm Stewart to WSC, congratulations on speech on the N.D.C., sending gift of two cases of Pol Roger 1921.

29 Jun 1937
CHAR 1/299/66

Telegram from WSC to Sir Malcolm Stewart, thanks for gift of champagne [carbon].

01 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/67

Letter from Joyce Altham [Secretary to Guest] to WSC, sending oil painting of Lord Randolph Churchill from the estate of Freddie Guest.

05 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/68

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch, asking about plans for visit to Britain [copy].

06 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/69

Telegram from WSC to Louis S. Levy, declining dinner invitation, offering lunch on following day [carbon].

07 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/70

Telegram from Louis S. Levy to WSC, dinner invitation.

07 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/71

Letter from Richard W. McGrath to WSC, on the Birkenhead Trust, recommending investment in British stocks.

08 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/72

Telegram from WSC to Peregrine Churchill, asking for news [carbon].

08 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/73-74

Telegram from WSC to Bernard M. Baruch, invitation to stay at Chartwell [copy].

08 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/75

Telegram from Bernard M. Baruch to WSC, on plans for visit to Britain.

07 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/76

Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith, lunch invitation to meet Antoine Bibesco [annotated regretted].

08 Jul [1937]
CHAR 1/299/77

Letter from Doris, Lady Castlerosse to WSC, on her divorce from Valentine, Lord Castlerosse [later Lord Kenmare].

09 Jul [1937]
CHAR 1/299/78

Letter from WSC to Richard W. McGrath, agreeing that the Birkenhead Trust should invest in British stocks [carbon].

10 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/79

Letter from Lord Norwich to WSC, sending "reward for good play at bezique.

13 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/80-81

Letter from Eileen Sykes to WSC, on possible admission of her son George to the Royal Military College.

14 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/82

Letter from Sheila Grant Duff to WSC, accepting lunch invitation.

14 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/83

Letter from Reginald Purbrick to WSC, dinner invitation.

14 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/84

Telegram from WSC to Lady Crewe, asking for photograph of her father, 5th Lord Rosebery [copy].

14 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/85

Note from Violet Pearman to Maryott Whyte, on visit of Bernard Baruch.

[Jul 1937]
CHAR 1/299/86

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on postponement of his visit to Britain due to death of Senator Joseph T. Robinson.

14 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/87

Letter from Sir Clive Morison-Bell to WSC, asking for letters of introduction for U.S.A.

15 Jul [1937]
CHAR 1/299/88

Letter from [ ] to WSC, dinner invitation.

[Jul 1937]
CHAR 1/299/89

Letter from Ava, Lady Waverley to WSC, asking for meeting.

[Jul 1937]
CHAR 1/299/90

Letter from P.S. to WSC to Lady Waverley, on possibility of meeting WSC [carbon].

19 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/91

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch, invitation to stay during visit to Britain [copy].

23 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/92

Telegram from Bernard M. Baruch to WSC, on plan to visit Britain.

22 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/93

Letter from WSC to Nellie Romilly, sending item she might be interested to see [carbon].

24 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/94

Letter from A Whelan, P.S. to Lord Beaverbrook, to WSC, on possibility of WSC joining Beaverbrook's party at Deauville.

28 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/95

Letter from G.D. Birla to WSC, reminding WSC of his promise to send Birla a signed photograph.

28 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/96

Letter from Edward Spears to WSC, on visit to Chartwell with Heinrich Bruning [former German Prime Minister].

29 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/97

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on visit of Edward Spears and Dr Heinrich Bruning [former German Prime Minister].

28 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/98

Letter from Edward Spears to WSC, asking if he would be willing to meet Dr Heinrich Bruning, the former German Prime Minister.

19 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/99

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie to WSC, on the political situation in Ireland and the success of the visit of the King and Queen.

30 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/100

Letter from WSC to Reginald Purbrick, declining dinner invitation, offering lunch at Chartwell [carbon].

30 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/101

Letter from WSC to Sir Clive Morison-Bell, regretting his inability to provide Bell with letters of introduction for U.S.A., suggesting that he contact Henry or Oscar Guest, with a view to obtaining an introduction to Amy Guest [carbon].

30 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/102

Letter from the P.S. to Harcourt Johnstone to WSC, sending cheque for £75.

30 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/299/103

Letter from [Daisy Fellowes] to WSC, on wedding of the Duke of Windsor, suggesting that they travel together, also on her offer to the Foreign Office to help with the encouragement of Franco-British relations [incomplete] [other half of letter is at CHAR 1/299/26].

18 May 1937
CHAR 1/299/104

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Sir Ian Hamilton, thanks for loan of letter [carbon].

03 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/105

Telegram from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, thanks for gift of cigars [copy].

02 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/106

Letter from Monica Davies, P.S. to Brendan Bracken, to Violet Pearman, asking WSC to sign and return Deed of Covenant.

03 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/107

Letter from Nellie Romilly to WSC, on her son Esmond's visit to Chartwell.

10 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/108

Letter from E.S. Purbrick to WSC, thanks for lunch at Chartwell.

11 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/109

Letter from Brendan Bracken to WSC asking him to sign and return documents.

11 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/110

Telegram from WSC to Sir Ian Hamilton, announcing arrival of bull calf at Chartwell [copy].

12 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/111-113

Letter from Sarah Lady Audley to WSC, enjoyment of crossing the Atlantic on the Normandie, and the French veneration of WSC.

14 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/114

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Brendan Bracken, sending legal documents signed by WSC [carbon].

17 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/115-116

Letter from Grace Hamblin to Violet Pearman, asking for testimonial from WSC.

17 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/117

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch on visit to Britain [copy].

18 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/118

Letter from Bernard Baruch to WSC, on visit to Britain.

[Aug 1937]
CHAR 1/299/119

Letter from Sir James Edmonds to WSC, declining invitation.

20 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/120-125

Telegram from WSC to Dr Hendrikus Colijn, suggesting meeting during visit to The Hague [draft], with details of ferry sailings from Britain to The Netherlands.

20 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/126

Letter from M. Butterworth, P.S. to Lord Hore-Belisha to the P.S. to WSC, on the Hydro-Pulsator mouth washing machine.

23 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/127-128

Letter from Louis S. Levy to WSC, letter of introduction for Colby M. Chester.

24 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/129

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to M. Butterworth P.S. to Lord Hore Belisha, on dental mouth washing machines [carbon].

24 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/130

Letter from Monica Davies, P.S. to Brendan Bracken, to Violet Pearman.

24 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/131

Letter from Lord Astor of Hever to WSC, invitation to shoot at Hever in December.

26 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/132

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch on visit to Britain [copy].

27 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/133

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, giving details of his arrival in Britain.

27 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/134

Telegram from WSC to Lord Astor of Hever, thanks for gift of grouse, also confirming that he had sent painting table to Hever Castle [copy].

[28 Aug 1937]
CHAR 1/299/135-136

Letter from WSC to Lord Astor of Hever, on gift of painting table, hoping that it would be a gateway to a "new amusement", stating that he found oil painting less difficult and more satisfying that watercolours; also accepting invitation to shoot at Hever in December [carbon].

28 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/137

Letter from Lord Hore-Belisha to CSC, thanks for hospitality during visit to Chartwell.

28 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/138-139

Letter from Diana Churchill to WSC on holiday in Italy.

31 Aug 1937
CHAR 1/299/140-141

Letter from Lord Astor of Hever to WSC, thanks for gift of painting table.

31 Aug 1937