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CHAR 1/323 Personal: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/323/1

Letter from Lord Lloyd to WSC, Christmas greetings, also thanks for all he did over the "India Fight".

23 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/323/2

Letter from WSC to Lord Linlithgow, Viceroy of India, letter of introduction for Colonel and Mrs Lister [Mrs Lister was the mother of WSC's son-in-law, Duncan Sandys] [carbon].

02 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/3

Letter from Alice, Lady Wimborne to WSC, invitation to stay at Ashby St Legers.

02 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/4

Letter from Raymond Guest to WSC, on WSC's plans for visit to the U.S.A., and on his own plans for a "round the world cruise" and visit to London in March.

04 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/5

Letter from Giulia, Princess Ottobani, to WSC, invitation to lunch on 14 Jan.

07 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/6

Letter from WSC to Princess Ottobani, declining lunch invitation [carbon].

12 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/7

Letter from R.D. Blumenfeld to WSC, asking about procedure on accession to a new King, also invitation to call on him during visit to South of France.

10 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/8

Letter from WSC to R.D. Blumenfeld, on about procedure on accession to a new King [carbon].

14 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/9

Letter from Ettie, Lady Desborough to WSC.

16 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/10

Letter from Lord Bracken to WSC, suggesting that he invite Sir Henry Strakosch to lunch.

18 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/11

Telegram from WSC to Daisy Fellowes, asking how to send Reggie's chain and Jacqueline's painting table to her villa at Cap Martin [carbon].

21 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/323/12-13

Letter from WSC to Maxine Elliott, on return from France to Britain, also commenting on Hitler's assumption of the post of Commander in Chief and Ribbentrop's appointment as Foreign Minister, which, he felt, made war more likely.

08 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/323/14

Letter from Paul Vellacott, Headmaster, Harrow School, to WSC, on his visit to the School to judge the Reading Competition.

12 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/323/15

Letter from WSC to Lord Cholmondeley, thanks for permission to reproduce photograph of bust of Walpole in Marlborough Vol IV [carbon].

15 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/323/16

Letter from Lord Astor of Hever to WSC, lunch invitation [accepted].

24 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/323/17-18

Letter from Daisy Fellowes to WSC, on life in the South of France, also on delivery of Reggie's chain and Jacqueline's painting table to her villa at Cap Martin.

[Feb 1938]
CHAR 1/323/19

Letter from W.E. Goodenough to WSC, lunch invitation.

28 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/323/20

Letter from Violet Pearman to Daisy Fellowes, on problems over despatch of Reggie's chain and Jacqueline's painting table to her villa at Cap Martin [carbon].

02 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/21-22

Postcard from W.E. Goodenough to WSC on lunch engagement.

03 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/23

Letter from E.W. Fish to WSC, on his dental problems.

04 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/24-25

Letter from Clare Sheridan to WSC, thanks for gift of Great Contemporaries, also on events at Maxine Elliott's French villa after the departure of the Churchills.

05 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/26

Letter from WSC to Oswald Frewen, thanks for letter, congratulations on new sea-going job [carbon].

07 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/27

Letter from WSC to Lord Thurso, asking him to become Trustee of marriage settlement [carbon].

10 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/28

Letter from Ava, Lady Waverley to WSC, congratulations on speeches.

21 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/29

Letter from WSC to Lady Waverley, apologies for missing luncheon [carbon].

22 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/30

Letter from WSC to John Maynard Keynes (later Lord Keynes) thanks for sending article, inviting him to dinner on 31st [carbon].

28 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/31

Letter from WSC to Duncan Sandys, strongly advising him not to take his wife Diana [Churchill's daughter] to Barcelona [carbon].

31 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/323/32

Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] to WSC, asking for introduction to his American lecture agent.

02 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/33

Letter from Lord Cecil of Chelwood to WSC, apologies for missing "Focus" luncheon.

06 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/34

Letter from H. Beckett Overy to WSC, on the health of CSC.

22 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/35-36

Letter from Ava, Lady Waverley to WSC, on plans for Portrait of Ralph Wigram [her first husband], asking him to contribute preface.

20 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/37

Letter from WSC to Lady Waverley, agreeing to write short foreword to memoir of Ralph Wigram [carbon].

22 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/38

Letter from Reginald Purbrick to WSC, thanks for letter of sympathy on the death of his son.

24 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/39

Letter from Nellie Romilly to WSC, on the health of CSC.

25 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/40

Letter from Lord Birkenhead to WSC, thanks for letter of congratulations on publication of Strafford.

27 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/41

Letter from WSC to Lord Birkenhead, congratulations on new book, Strafford, especially the chapter on "London and the Men in Power" [carbon].

26 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/323/42

Letter from [ ] Anderson to WSC, thanks for gift of flowers.

[Apr 1938]
CHAR 1/323/43

Letter from Lord Alington to WSC, invitation to stay at Crichel, Wimborne [accepted by WSC and CSC].

[Apr 1938]
CHAR 1/323/44

Letter from Daisy Fellowes to WSC, gift of bird "Jacko".

[May 1938]
CHAR 1/323/45

Telegram from WSC to Daisy Fellowes, thanks for gift of bird "Jacko" [copy].

20 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/46

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, asking if he would be attending 4th Hussars re-union on 31 May, and invitation to visit him in Devon.

18 May [1938]
CHAR 1/323/47

Letter from WSC to Sir Reginald Barnes, regret at missing 4th Hussars re-union, offering sympathy on Barnes being forced to give up farming [carbon].

20 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/48-49

Letter from Lady Diana Cooper to WSC, sending cheque for £11 in settlement of debt.

24 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/50

Letter from WSC to Robert Graves, thanks for gift of Count Belisarus, which he greatly enjoyed, "I could not put it down".

26 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/51

Telegram from Gordon Selfridge to WSC, invitation to dinner to meet Arthur Sulzberger, Editor of the New York Times [copy].

27 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/52

Telegram from WSC to Gordon Selfridge, declining invitation to dinner to meet Arthur Sulzberger, Editor of the New York Times because of a speaking engagement in Sheffield [copy].

27 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/53

Letter from Jaqueline de Broglie to WSC, thanks for gift of painting table.

[May 1938]
CHAR 1/323/54

Telegram WSC to Jacqueline de Broglie, thanks for letter about painting table.

27 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/55-56

Letter and telegram from WSC to Lady Chamberlain, on visit to Paris, for celebrations marking visit of King and Queen, also on Petrie's biography of Austen Chamberlain [carbons].

29 May 1938
CHAR 1/323/57-58

Letter from Ivy, Lady Chamberlain (24 Egerton Terrace [London]) to WSC, passing on an invitation to a ballet, opera and gala evening on 1st July, as a finale to King George VI's and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Paris [France], adding that there would be no speeches, so WSC could just enjoy himself. Lady Chamberlain also asks about royalties in Sir Charles Petrie's biography of Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain, asking if WSC thought Petrie's offer of 50 per cent was fair; she adds that she did not know what was usual, and would be very grateful for WSC's advice. Includes note from CSC stating that the letter was ten days old and should be answered, and that WSC had asked her to remind him after that day's speech.

16 May [1938]
CHAR 1/323/59

Letter from Mildred Montagu to WSC, asking him to sign book to be raffled in aid of Victoria Hospital for Children.

26 May [1938]
CHAR 1/323/60

Telegram from the Duke of Westminster to WSC, on plans for visit to London [copy].

06 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/61

Letter from WSC to the Duke of Westminster, suggesting meeting in London [copy].

05 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/62

Letter from Eddy, Duke of Devonshire to WSC, thanks for letter of sympathy on the death of his father.

07 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/63

Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch, asking when he would be visiting Britain [copy].

08 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/65

Telegram from Lord Astor to WSC, on visit to Hever Castle [copy].

09 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/66

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Lord Cherwell, asking for piece of the "curious glass" which enables one to look at water in sunshine, but takes off the shimmer [carbon].

11 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/67

Telephone message from Lord Lloyd, lunch invitation (regretted).

14 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/68

Letter from Clare Sheridan to WSC, asking him to open exhibition of her work.

16 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/69

Letter from WSC to Clare Sheridan, suggesting that she get a well known artist to open her exhibition as he was not qualified, and that it might be dismissed as a "family affair", but stating that he would come to the opening and move a vote of thanks to the opener [carbon].

21 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/70

Letter from Sibyl, Lady Colefax to WSC, lunch invitation.

[Jun 1938]
CHAR 1/323/71

Telegram from WSC to Sibyl, Lady Colefax, accepting lunch invitation [copy].

21 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/72

Letter from Lord Cherwell to WSC, sending polaroid glasses for looking at fish in water.

22 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/73

Letter from WSC to Lord Cherwell, thanks for polaroid glasses [carbon].

23 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/74

Letter from Violet Pearman to WSC, delight at Duncan Sandys stand over the Official Secrets Act, also on her health, which was slowly improving.

28 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/75

Telegram from WSC to the Comtesse de Ganay on lunch invitation [copy].

28 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/76

Telegram from WSC to the Comtesse de Ganay, lunch invitation [copy].

20 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/77

Telephone message from the Comtesse de Ganay, accepting lunch invitation.

20 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/78

Letter from the Comtesse de Ganay to WSC, on visit to London.

08 Jun [1938]
CHAR 1/323/79-80

Letter from Hugh Frewen to WSC, family news, life in Australia, his intention to take up sheep farming, asking for support in application for post of Administrator of the Pacific island of Nauru.

23 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/81

Letter from WSC to Hugh Frewen, regretting that he would not be able to help over application for post of Administrator of the Pacific island of Nauru [carbon].

28 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/82

Telegram from Bernard M. Baruch to WSC, on visit to London.

25 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/83

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Randolph Churchill, on visit of Bernard Baruch.

20 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/84-85

Letter from Diana de la Valdene to WSC, asking him to vouch for her in regard to her taking back her maiden name of Guest, following her divorce from Marc Sevastopulo.

30 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/86

Letter from WSC to Diana de la Valdene, agreeing to vouch for her over name change [carbon].

04 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/87

Letter from Morris, Ward-James, Kennett &Co., Solicitors, London, to WSC, asking him to sign Declaration of Identity on Diana de la Valdene's reversion to her maiden name of Guest, following her divorce from Marc Sevastopulo.

02 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/88

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Morris, Ward-James, Kennett &Co., Solicitors, London, sending Declaration of Identity for Diana de la Valdene, signed by WSC [carbon].

06 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/89-90

Letter from Morris, Ward-James, Kennett &Co., Solicitors, London, to WSC, on procedure for execution of Declaration of Identity on Diana de la Valdene's reversion to her maiden name of Guest, following her divorce from Marc Sevastopulo.

07 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/91

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Morris, Ward-James, Kennett &Co., Solicitors, London, sending Declaration of Identity for Diana de la Valdene, signed by WSC [carbon].

28 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/92

Letter from Morris, Ward-James, Kennett &Co., Solicitors, London, to the P.S. to WSC, thanks for returning Declaration signed by WSC.

29 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/93

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, thanks for copy of new book, Arms and the Covenant, also commenting on the new anti-aircraft organisation.

30 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/94

Letter from WSC to Sir Reginald Barnes, on Randolph Churchill's desire to join the Supplementary Reserve of a regular regiment, asking if, as Colonel of the 4th Hussars, he would be able to help secure a commission in the Regiment [carbon].

06 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/95

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, on the possibility of Randolph Churchill joining the Supplementary Reserve of the 4th Hussars.

10 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/96-97

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, enclosing conditions for joining the Supplementary Reserve of Officers.

14 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/98

Letter from WSC to Sir Reginald Barnes, on Randolph Churchill's decision to join the Supplementary Reserve of the 4th Hussars [carbon].

16 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/99-100

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, sending application form for the Supplementary Reserve of Officers, together with letter from the Military Secretary, War Office on Randolph Churchill's application.

25 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/101

Letter from WSC to Sir Reginald Barnes, on Randolph Churchill's training with the 4th Hussars [carbon].

09 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/323/102

Letter from Sir Reginald Barnes to WSC, on Randolph Churchill joining the 4th Hussars.

13 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/323/103

Invitation to wedding of E. Noel Evans and Audrey Mary Leathers (daughter of Lord and Lady Leathers) annotated "sent abridged World Crisis bound in red calf".

[Jun 1938]
CHAR 1/323/104

Telegram from WSC to Lady Colefax, declining lunch invitation [copy].

04 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/105

Letter from Lady Colefax to WSC, postponing lunch engagement.

04 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/106

Telegram from Kathleen Hill, P.S. to WSC, to Bernard Baruch, on despatch of his belongings [copy].

07 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/107-108

Letter from John S. Churchill to WSC on Richard Thomas &Co., asking him to sign and return papers.

06 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/109

Telegram from WSC to Gerard Swope, lunch invitation [copy].

[Jul 1938]
CHAR 1/323/110

Telegram from Gerard Swope to WSC, declining lunch invitation.

11 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/111

Letter from Herbert Bayard Swope to WSC, letter of introduction for his brother, Gerard.

23 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/323/112

Telephone message from Duchess of Devonshire to WSC, lunch invitation.

13 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/113

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey to WSC on lunch engagement.

09 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/114

Letter from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey on lunch engagement [carbon].

13 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/115

Telegram from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, suggesting lunch on 26 July [copy].

08 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/116

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey to WSC, suggesting meeting for lunch.

07 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/117

Telegram from WSC to Lady Colefax, cancelling lunch engagement [copy].

18 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/118

Telegram from WSC to Lady Colefax, lunch invitation [copy].

16 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/120

Letter from Rev. Oswald de Blegue to WSC, thanks for help in obtaining interview for post of Rector of Lutterworth.

18 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/121

Letter from Lord Lloyd to WSC, accepting invitation to visit Chartwell.

19 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/122

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to John S. Churchill, sending letter to be forwarded to Montagu Porch [carbon].

19 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/123-124

Letter from Admiral Lord Keyes to WSC, asking him to use his influence to persuade George Harrap to publish book on Keyes' early life.

14 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/125

Letter from WSC to George Harrap, asking him to consider publishing book on Lord Keyes early life and career [carbon] Keyes autobiography Adventures Ashore and Afloat was published by Harrap in 1939.

15 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/126

Letter from George G. Harrap to WSC, thanks for suggesting the publication of book on Lord Keyes early life and career Keyes autobiography Adventures Ashore and Afloat was published by Harrap in 1939.

18 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/127

Letter from WSC to Lord Keyes, agreeing to write to George Harrap, recommending publication of Keyes' autobiography.

16 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/128

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to Lord Keyes, forwarding copy of letter.

25 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/129

Letter from WSC to George Harrap, thanks for letter on Roger Keyes autobiography [carbon].

25 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/130

Letter from WSC to Bernard Baruch, on Baruch's visit to London in August.

26 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/323/131

Letter from Bernard M. Baruch to WSC, on visit to London in August, requesting meeting with Anthony Eden.

[Jul 1938]
CHAR 1/323/132

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey to WSC, pleasure at meeting, suggesting that he take a cruise to South Africa.

29 Jul 1938