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CHAR 1/333/1

Alphabetical divider - A.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/2

Letter from J C Ackerman (2 Salisbury Square, London EC4) to WSC, (11 Morpeth Mansions) sending samples of three different sizes of paper.

09 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/3

Letter from WSC to J C Ackerman, (2 Salisbury Square, London EC4) thanks for sending patterns of papers, commenting that "it would be unwise to embark upon so formidable an enterprise without at least a quarter of a million pounds capital." [carbon] the nature of the "enterprise" is not mentioned by WSC or Ackerman.

20 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/4

Account from American Express, £16 16s 3d, shipping and customs charges on shipment of cigars.

21 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/5

Letter from the P.S. to WSC to American Express, enclosing payment of £16 16s 3d, for shipping and charges on shipment of cigars [carbon].

29 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/6

Letter from American Express Co. Inc. (Oxford St., Southampton) to WSC, (Chartwell) advising arrival of carton of cigars.

24 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/7

Letter from American Express Co. Inc. (79 Bishopgate, London EC2) to WSC, (Chartwell) advising arrival of carton of cigars.

24 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/333/8

Account from Equitable Cigar Stands, New York, $61.75, for cigars.

16 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/333/9

Letter from The Anglo-French Art and Travel Society (Queensbury Way, London SW7) to CSC, arrangements for Royal Visit to France, asking which functions she and WSC wished to attend.

27 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/10

Letter from The Anglo-French Art and Travel Society to CSC, on Royal Visit to Paris, sending tickets for Reception at Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres and Gala at the Opera, confirming reservations at the Hotel Prince de Galles, and asking her to supply passport size photographs for identity card for Military Review at Versailles.

06 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/11

Letter from WSC to Lady Cranborne [later Lady Salisbury], on arrangements for accompanying Royal Visit to Paris [carbon].

07 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/12

Letter from the PS to WSC to CSC, on arrangements for accompanying Royal Visit to Paris [carbon].

07 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/13

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, on arrangements for accompanying Royal Visit to Paris.

08 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/14-15

Letter from Kathleen Hill to M.G. Harris, The Anglo-French Art and Travel Society, on arrangements for WSC's visit to Paris [carbon].

11 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/16

Telegram from CSC (Cauterets, France) to Kathleen Hill, on arrangements for accompanying Royal Visit to Paris.

12 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/17

Letter from Thomas Cook Ltd., Travel Agents, (125 Pall Mall, London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, on arrangements for Miss Donnelly's journey to Paris.

13 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/18-19

Letter from The Anglo-French Art and Travel Society to the PS to WSC, on arrangements for accompanying Royal Visit to Paris.

13 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/20

Letter from The Anglo-French Art and Travel Society to the PS to WSC, sending further invitation.

14 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/21

Letter from The Anglo-French Art and Travel Society (8 Rue de Montpensier, Paris 1er) to WSC and CSC, sending tickets and invitations in connection with Royal Visit to Paris [in French].

18 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/22

Note from Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres, Paris on Reception in honour of visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Paris.

[Jul 1938]
CHAR 1/333/23

Programme of events for Visit of King and Queen to Paris, 19-21 July 1938.

[Jul 1938]
CHAR 1/333/24

Visiting card of Carl Ullern.

[Jul 1938]
CHAR 1/333/25

Letter from WSC to Carl Ullern, thanks for making arrangements for WSC and CSC during Royal Visit to Paris [carbon].

27 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/26

Letter from Kathleen Hill to M.G. Harris, Anglo-French Art and Travel Society, sending cheque from WSC for £2, in payment of incidental expenses incurred by the Society during his visit to Paris [carbon].

06 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/27

Letter from The Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind (Tottenham Court Road, London) to WSC, (Chartwell) asking him to renew donation of 10s [annotated Chq sent 4/7/38].

01 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/28

Letter from the PS to WSC to Austin Reed Ltd, Tailors, (Regent St., London), returning items sent on approval, and ordering 1 dozen Celanese vests (in pink if possible) at 7s 6d, 1 dozen pairs evening socks at 10s 6d, and a dozen pairs of day woollen socks in assorted patterns, all of the articles to be neatly marked with the initials "WSC" [carbon].

12 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/29

Letter from Austin Reed Ltd., Tailors, (Regent St., London), confirming receipt of order of 12 Aug.

15 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/30

Letter from the PS to WSC, to Mr Norman, Austin Reed Ltd., Tailors, (Regent St., London), sending two pairs of WSC's trousers, for them to match up waistcoats as arranged [carbon].

02 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/333/31-34

Automobile Association Membership Card and leaflet.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/35

Alphabetical divider C-D.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/36

Letter from the PS to WSC to Central London Electricity Co., (Carnaby St., London W1) enquiring if they could fit a thermostat on central heating system in WSC's London flat [carbon].

28 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/333/37

Letter from Central London Electricity Co. (Carnaby St., London W1) to the PS to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter of 28 Dec, which had been passed to their Commercial Department.

30 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/333/38-41

Letter from Jill Chappell (St John's Road, Altrincham) to Kathleen Hill, offering services as temporary secretary for month of August, with covering note from Mrs Hill to WSC, suggesting that she be taken on as cover during Mrs Hill's holiday.

17 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/42

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Jill Chappell, acknowledging receipt of letter of 17 June [carbon].

23 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/43-44

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Jill Chappell, asking her to come for interview by WSC on Sunday 3 July [carbon].

29 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/45-46

Letter from Jill Chappell to Kathleen Hill, thanks for kindness at interview, withdrawing application to work for WSC during August for family reasons.

09 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/47

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Jill Chappell, regretting that she would not be working for WSC during August, but understanding her reasons for withdrawing [carbon].

11 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/48-50

Letter from T G O Hull, The Dictaphone Co. Ltd (Kingsway, London WC2) to WSC, on his trial of a dictaphone, suggesting that a Dictaphone Telecord (which could record telephone conversations) would be more appropriate for his use.

24 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/51-52

Letter from T G O Hull, The Dictaphone Co. Ltd to WSC, on his decision to abandon the idea of using a machine for his dictation, pointing out that the Dictaphone Telecord offered significant advantages over his trial machine.

19 Sep 1932
CHAR 1/333/53-58

Letter from The Dictaphone Co. Ltd to WSC, (Chartwell) on installation of a Dictaphone Telecord machine on approval at Chartwell, enclosing estimates for Ditcaphone Continuous Recording Telecord (£272 5s) and Type B12 Dictaphone (£91 7s).

01 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/59-60

Letter from WSC to The Dictaphone Co. Ltd, on his decision not to keep the Dictaphone "the expense is more than I could face. I have not in fact made much use of the machine, as I find the secretarial arrangements more satisfactory" [carbon].

07 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/333/61

Advertising brochure for Dictaphone Telecord machine.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/62-63

Letter from Kathleen Hill to F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell], on Discavox dictating machine [carbon].

22 Jan 1938
CHAR 1/333/64

Letter from WSC to The Discavox Dictating Machine Co., (Victoria St., London SW1), on dictating machine hired to him at £2 10s per month, which he had returned via Prof. F A Lindemann in January, as the "smallness of the disc necessitating frequent changes" meant that the machine was not practical to use, enclosing cheque for £5 to cover two months rental [carbon].

16 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/333/65

Letter from Kathleen Hill to The Discavox Dictating Machine Co., on WSC's desire to try the Discavox again, "to see whether he can adapt himself to it", asking for trial machine to be installed at Chartwell for the month of August [carbon].

28 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/66

Letter from G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Co. to WSC, confirming installation of machine on approval at Chartwell, at a rental of £2 10s per month, plus 10s for installation and use of discs.

02 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/67-69

Letter from G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Co. to WSC, asking if they could demonstrate electric recording Discavox, which would enable him to walk up and down dictating, with a small microphone on the lapel of his coat, which would suit him better than the acoustic Discavox installed at Chartwell, enclosing advertising brochure.

08 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/70

Letter from G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Co. to WSC, on his request for a lady typist fully acquainted with the operation of Discavox equipment, agreeing to supply a typist, Mrs Grace Sully, on loan for the week of the trial, and to help to fing him a competent operator if he decided to continue with the equipment.

12 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/71

Letter from Grace Sully Discavox Dictating Machine Co. to Millicent Broomhead, Secretary to WSC, sending 50 recording discs known to be in perfect condition.

29 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/72

Letter from WSC to G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Co., explaining his decision not to purchase dictating machine, although he was "deeply impressed" with this "wonderful device" [carbon].

02 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/333/73-78

Letter from G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Co., to Millicent Broomhead, Secretary to WSC, enclosing transcript of discs dictated by WSC [excerpt from speech made by WSC at Theydon Bois, 27 Aug 1938 on German Army manoeuvres], also commenting on damaged disc returned by WSC, which was "originally quite satisfactory, but had been damaged probably by having hot cigar ash dropped on it".

29 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/79

Letter from G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Co., to WSC, regretting WSC's decision not to purchase dictating machine, sending invoice for £4 0s 2d, for Grace Sully's services for the week of the trial.

07 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/333/80

Letter from Millicent Broomhead, Secretary to WSC, to G Kingsley, Proprietor, Discavox Dictating Machine Company, sending cheque for £4 0s 2d, to cover Grace Sully's services for the week of the trial of dictating machine [carbon].

10 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/333/81

"Instructions for Mr Churchill to dictate to the Electric Discavox".

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/82

Alphabetical divider, E-F.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/83

Letter from the PS to WSC to Equitable Cigar Stands, (Broadway, New York), order for 1,000 cigars, half to be "Royal Derby" and "half various, about the same size and shape, to be chosen by you" [carbon].

09 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/84

Letter from John Fenton &Co., Wine Merchants (Fenchurch St., London EC3) to the PS to WSC, apologising for late delivery of nine cases of Pol Roger champagne.

11 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/85

Letter from John Fenton &Co., Wine Merchants (Fenchurch St., London EC3) to the PS to WSC, confirming receipt of order for nine dozen bottles of Pol Roger 1921.

07 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/86

Letter from the PS to WSC to John Fenton &Co., Wine Merchants (Fenchurch St., London EC3), order for nine dozen bottles of Pol Roger 1921.

06 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/87

Letter from John Fenton &Co., Wine Merchants (Fenchurch St., London EC3) to WSC, offering nine dozen bottles of Pol Roger 1921, at 178s per dozen.

04 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/88

Alphabetical divider, G.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/89

Letter from Galata Cigarette Co., (Leicester Sq., London WC2) to WSC, sending sample cigars (Reana de Oro made by Partagas Factory in Havana) [annotated "ack &thank"].

29 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/90-91

Letter from the PS to WSC to L St Clare Grondona, thanks for chart, sending 5s Postal Order [carbon].

06 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/92

Letter from L St Clare Grondona to WSC, sending chart giving statistics for British Dominions and Colonies, for sale at 5s, with offprint of review from The Observer.

24 Jun [1938]
CHAR 1/333/94

Alphabetical divider, H.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/95-96

Letter from Hammond &Hussey, Builders (Croydon) to WSC, thanks for order for Collapsible Gate.

05 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/97

Letter from the PS to WSC to Harrods Ltd. (Knightsbridge, London), ordering three pairs of bricklaying gloves at 5s [carbon].

28 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/98

Letter from the PS to CSC to Harrods Ltd., returning two of the three champagne corks sent on approval, CSC wished to keep the third cork [carbon].

29 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/99-100

Account from Harrods Ltd., (Knightsbridge, London), 13s, for bricklaying gloves and champagne corks.

24 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/101

Account from Harrods Ltd., (Knightsbridge, London), 9s 9d, for 2 pairs of leather gloves.

24 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/102-103

Letter from W.H. Copeland, Sports Dept, Harrods Ltd. to Miss White, PS to WSC, estimate for repairs to two dinghies at Chartwell, £16 12s 6d, recommending the purchase of new boats as these were in such poor condition.

18 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/104

Letter from Portrait Studio, Harrods Ltd to Kathleen Hill, confirming receipt of order for 12 photographs of WSC, at £6 6s per dozen.

29 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/105

Letter from PS to WSC to Harrods Ltd., ordering 5 quires of brown wrapping paper at 8s 6d [carbon].

03 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/106

Letter from Stationery Dept, Harrods Ltd to Kathleen Hill, sending sample of brown wrapping paper, available at 5s per quire [1 quire=24 sheets].

02 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/107

Postcard from Harrods Limited to Millicent Broomhead, Secretary to WSC, acknowledging receipt of order for photographs of WSC.

16 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/108

Letter from Millicent Broomhead, Secretary to WSC, to Harrods Limited., sending copy of photo of WSC "which will do doubt enable you to trace the previous order". [carbon].

[Aug 1938]
CHAR 1/333/109

Letter from Portrait Studio, Harrods Ltd to Kathleen Hill, on order for photographs of WSC, asking for copy of previous order, so that the new ones could be made exactly the same.

10 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/110

Alphabetical divider, K-L.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/111-112

Order to Keating &Miskin Ltd.,(Blackheath &Canterbury) for Frigidare De Luxe 8 Refrigerator, at 75Gns [£78 15s].

18 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/113

Letter from the PS to WSC to Lewis &Co., (Jermyn St, London), returning 34 cigars supplied to WSC [carbon].

23 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/114

Alphabetical divider,M.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/115

Telegram from WSC to Thomas Meadows &Co. Ltd., (Shipping Agents, Southampton), instructing them to deliver cranes to Chartwell by the quickest route [copy].

23 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/333/116

Letter from Thomas Meadows &Co. Ltd., (Shipping Agents, Southampton), to WSC, informing him of arrival of two live cranes for him aboard s.s. Windsor Castle, asking for delivery instructions.

21 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/333/117

Factory Price List of E. Miles &Co., The Bacon Factory (West St. Bristol 2) [printed].

29 Sep 1937
CHAR 1/333/118

Letter from the PS to WSC to Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd., Estate Agents (Albion St., London W2), WSC's thanks for sending details of lease of 2 Sussex Square, which he was not interested in purchasing, but would be interested to know the price, as he once owned the lease [carbon].

09 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/119

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd., Estate Agents (Albion St., London W2), to WSC, on lease of 2 Sussex Square.

07 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/120

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd., Estate Agents (Albion St., London W2), asking if he would be interested in buying the lease of 2 Sussex Square, which he had sold to Mrs Swithinbank in about 1925.

09 May 1938
CHAR 1/333/121

Letter from the PS to WSC to Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd., Estate Agents (Albion St., London W2), on the lease of 2 Sussex Square, asking for details of the premium asked for the house [carbon].

23 May 1938
CHAR 1/333/122

Alphabetical divider, Q-R.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/123

Letter from the PS to WSC to Randolph Payne &Sons, (Wine Merchants, London), ordering 2 dozen bottles of Moselle, 6 bottles of Port and 6 of Sherry [carbon].

17 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/124

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Pinar del Rio Havana Cigar Co. Ltd., (Pall Mall, London), thanks for sample of Gispert Lonsdales, Cabinet Selection at 244s per 100, ordering 50 [carbon].

10 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/125

Letter from Pinar del Rio Havana Cigar Co. Ltd., (Pall Mall, London), to WSC, sending sample of Gispert Lonsdales, Cabinet Selection at 244s per 100.

08 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/126

Alphabetical divider, R-S.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/127

George Rowney &Co. Ltd, Abridged Catalogue of Drawing Office and Artists' Materials.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/128

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, confirming that the Royal Typewriter Co could supply a new machine with very large type for £27 15s 9d, but that it was impossible to get portable machines with large type.

26 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/333/129

Business card of F D Kendall, District Manager, Royal Typewriters, London.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/130

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, confirming that it would be impossible to fit large (8 cpi) type to existing machines, and that they would have to buy new machines.

17 Jul 1937
CHAR 1/333/131

Letter from the PS to WSC to Royal Typewriters Ltd., asking them to proceed with reconditioning of typewriter from London flat [carbon].

13 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/132

Estimate from Royal Typewriters Ltd for reconditioning of typewriter, £1 15s 5d.

12 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/133

Letter from the PS to WSC to Royal Typewriter Co., on repairs to office typewriters [carbon].

07 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/134

Letter from the PS to WSC to Royal Typewriters Ltd., asking them to collect machines left on approval [carbon].

23 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/333/135

Letter from Royal Typewriters Ltd., (Queen Victoria St., London) to Kathleen Hill, asking for instructions for collecting machine at Chartwell on approval.

12 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/333/136

Advertising leaflet for Smith's First Aid Fire Reel, made by J S Smith Ltd., (Goldsmith Place, Nottingham).

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/137

Letter from the PS to WSC to Sodastream Ltd, returning cylinder for re-filling [carbon].

09 Jun 1938
CHAR 1/333/138

Leaflet Instructions for fixing and using the "Sodastream".

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/139

Illustrated catalogue of W Straker Ltd (Ludgate Hill, London EC4), Office Equipment salesmen.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/140

Alphabetical divider, T.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/141

Letter from Post Office, London Telecommunications Region, to the PS to CSC, on alteration of position of the telephone in a bedroom at 11 Morpeth Mansions.

20 Oct 1938
CHAR 1/333/142-143

Letter from the PS to WSC to George Trollope &Sons, Estate Agents, on 8/9 Smith Square, confirming that CSC had seen the house and "did not think it suitable" [carbon].

03 Aug 1938
CHAR 1/333/144

Letter from George Trollope &Sons, Estate Agents, (Hobart Place, London SW1) to WSC, giving details of rates on 8/9 Smith Square.

29 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/145

Letter from George Trollope &Sons, Estate Agents, (Hobart Place, London SW1) to WSC, sending details of 8/9 Smith Square, Westminster, which was on the market at £1500.

27 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/146

Alphabetical divider, W.

[1938]
CHAR 1/333/147

Letter from the PS to WSC to Mr Woodgate, (Coombe Hall Farm, East Grinstead) asking him to register heifer born on 10 July [carbon].

29 Jul 1938
CHAR 1/333/148

Letter from James Woodward &Sons, (Gunsmiths, Bury St., London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, on cleaning and overhaul of WSC's shotguns, asking for cheque in settlement of account dating back to 1935 (£37 13s).

19 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/333/149

Letter from [Kathleen Hill] to James Woodward &Sons, (Gunsmiths, Bury St., London SW1), sending WSC's shotguns for cleaning and overhaul [carbon].

18 Nov 1938