Catalogue Browser

Back to Catalogue Browser

Back to CHAR 1 Personal

CHAR 1/350 Personal: Chartwell [Kent] Estate.

  Reference Description Date range  
CHAR 1/350/1

Account from Barr &Sons, (Nurserymen, Covent Garden, London WC2), £3 6s for plants.

25 Nov 1938
CHAR 1/350/2

Account from George Bunyard &Co, Ltd., (Nurserymen, Maidstone), £2 1s 9d for fruit trees (peach, cherry) and raspberry canes.

30 Dec 1938
CHAR 1/350/3

Reference from WSC for L Knight, under-gardener at Chartwell for 14 years, "I am sorry to part with him, but Chartwell is being closed down owing to the War." [copy].

[Sep 1939]
CHAR 1/350/4

Letter from the ps to WSC to S N Openshaw, Station Wharf, Westerham, on coal supplies to Chartwell [carbon].

28 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/350/5

Letter from WSC to Stanley Plater, giving permission for him to keep his fish in the middle pool at Chartwell for the duration of the War, also offering to act as referee in Plater's applications for employment [carbon].

05 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/350/6

Letter from Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) to WSC, asking for permission to keep his stock of about 1,000 fish at Chartwell [incomplete copy].

[Sep 1939]
CHAR 1/350/7

Letter from Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) to WSC, on arrangements for transfer of his stock of fish to Chartwell.

09 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/350/8

Letter from Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) to WSC, on arrangements for transfer of his stock of fish to Chartwell, also on his application to the Admiralty for employment, which had been rejected as he was "too old for the Service".

30 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/350/9

Letter from the Kathleen Hill, ps to WSC to Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) suggesting that some of the "prettiest" fish should be kept in the top pool at Chartwell [carbon].

14 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/350/10

Letter from Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) to WSC, offering WSC fish food for Chartwell.

11 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/11

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Stanley Plater, thanks for offer of fish food, but regretting that WSC was unable to spend much time at Chartwell [carbon].

17 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/12

Letter from Stanley Plater (Umfreville Road, Harringay) to WSC, on supply of fish food to Chartwell.

25 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/13

Letter from R B E Jackson (Rhombrix Ltd., Richford St., London W6) to WSC, sending descriptive booklet on the "Rhom-Brick, the first attempt to introduce a new shaped brick since the age of the Pharoah".

28 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/350/14

Letter from the ps to WSC from R B E Jackson (Rhombrix Ltd., Richford St., London W6) thanks for sending details of the "Rhom-Brick" [carbon].

03 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/350/15-16

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Oxted, Surrey) to WSC, estimate for Thermovent Heater for his study, at £7 5s.

28 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/350/17

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Oxted, Surrey) to the ps to CSC, arranging for an electrician to visit cottage at Chartwell on 26 April.

24 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/350/18

Letter from the ps to CSC to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Oxted, Surrey), asking for electrician to visit Chartwell on 26 April, to give estimate for wiring work in the Cottage.

23 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/350/19-21

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Oxted, Surrey) to the ps to CSC, estimate for wiring work in cottage, £11 3s.

27 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/350/22

Letter from the ps to CSC to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Oxted, Surrey), accepting estimate for wiring work in cottage.

28 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/350/23-25

Guarantee registration card for Thermovent heater from E.K. Cole Ltd (Southend, Essex).

15 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/350/26

Note from WSC to Kathleen Hill, on electricity supply to Chartwell, asking her to find out if it would be possible to change tariff from from high annual fee and a low rate on use, to a higher rate, but only by quantity, and the possibility of cutting off the electricity altogether and using candles or lanterns if they were at Chartwell after dark, also asking her to arrange for water supply to the big house to be cut off from 1 December Typescript, with ms annotations and initialled by WSC.

17 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/27

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) on decision to close Chartwell for duration of the War, asking for particulars of changing from the flat rate to the standard rate where WSC would only pay for quantity of electricity consumed [carbon].

17 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/28

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, suggesting that the House, Studio, Monument Room, Garage, Stables and Boiler House be switched to standard tariff (System No. 1), and the cottages remain on the two part tariff.

22 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/29

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent), asking for details of two alternative tariffs for electricity supply to Chartwell [carbon].

29 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/350/30-32

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, giving details of two alternative tariffs for electricity supply to Chartwell.

05 Dec 1939
CHAR 1/350/33-35

Letter from Sevenoaks &District Electricity Co. Ltd (Sevenoaks, Kent) to Kathleen Hill, enclosing copies of hire agreements for water heater and Creda cooker.

12 Dec 1939
CHAR 1/350/36

Letter from M Shearburn ps to WSC to Sevenoaks Rural District Council, confirming that the newly built cottage at Chartwell had been occupied since 1 December, and should be assessed for Rates [carbon].

22 Dec 1939
CHAR 1/350/37

Letter from J Wood, (Wood Willey &Co., Chartered Accountants, St Clement's Lane, London EC4) to WSC, on his tax return.

02 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/350/38

Letter from the ps to WSC to Wood Willey &Co., (Chartered Accountants, St Clement's Lane, London EC4), thanks for statement of farm expenditure for Jan-July 1939 [carbon].

30 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/350/39

Letter from Wood Willey &Co., (Chartered Accountants, St Clement's Lane, London EC4), to WSC, sending statement of farm expenditure for Jan-July 1939 [not retained].

24 Aug 1939