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CHAR 1/351/1

Letter from The Austin Motor Co. Ltd., (Holland Park Avenue, London W11) to WSC, on his problems and dissatisfaction with his Austin car, ERZ 54724, Reg. No. KFT 180.

09 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/2-5

Letter from WSC to The Austin Motor Co. Ltd., (Holland Park Avenue, London W11), on problems with his new Austin car, which had failed to perform as a new car should [carbon, with ms draft by WSC's chauffeur].

07 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/6

Letter from the ps to WSC to Austin Reed Ltd., ordering three pairs of Tenova socks, as his present socks were rather hot to wear in summer, and darning wool of the same colour [carbon].

30 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/7

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, on arrangements for cleaning of domestic hot water boilers and cylinder at Chartwell.

06 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/8-9

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, on chemical cleaning of domestic hot water boilers and cylinder at Chartwell.

20 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/10

Letter from the ps to CSC to Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) asking them to carry out chemical cleaning of boilers at Chartwell between 17 and 24 August [carbon].

07 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/11

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, agreeing to carry out chemical cleaning of domestic hot water boilers and cylinder at Chartwell between 17 and 24 Aug, undertaking to keep the cost as low as possible.

08 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/12

Letter from the ps to CSC to Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) on cleaning of domestic hot water boilers and cylinder at Chartwell [carbon].

08 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/13-15

Letter from Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) to the ps to CSC, on chemical cleaning of domestic hot water boilers and cylinder at Chartwell.

09 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/16

Letter from the ps to CSC to Benham &Sons Ltd (Wigmore St., London W1) agreeing to send future notifications of boiler clean by letter [carbon].

15 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/17

Note from Mary Shearburn (ps to WSC) to WSC, reporting that Catchpole &Williams on repairs to his cigarette case.

[Jun 1939]
CHAR 1/351/18-20

Letter from the ps to WSC to Catchpole &Williams (Jewellers, Grafton St., London W1), asking the to call at Morpeth Mansions to repair grape scissors and silver cigarette case [carbon].

08 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/21

Letter from Central London Electricity Co. Ltd (Pelham St., London SW7) to WSC, on installation of thermostatic electric heating at 11 Morpeth Mansions.

02 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/351/22

Letter from the ps to WSC to Central London Electricity Co. Ltd (Pelham St., London SW7) accepting estimate for installation of thermostatic heating at Morpeth Mansions [carbon].

03 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/23-24

Letter from Central London Electricity Co. Ltd (Pelham St., London SW7) to the ps to WSC, estimate for installation of thermostatic heating at Morpeth Mansions, £6 1s, plus heater at £3 12s 6d.

02 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/25

Letter from WSC to Colonel J G Bill, (City &West End Properties), on air raid precautions at Morpeth Mansions, suggesting that the work should be carried our before the end of July [carbon].

22 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/26

Letter from Colonel J G Bill, (City &West End Properties) to WSC, on air raid precautions at Morpeth Mansions, confirming that their surveyors were at work, and suggesting that the basement would be safe against all but the biggest bombs.

21 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/27

Letter from WSC to Colonel J G Bill, (City &West End Properties), asking what steps they proposed to provide an air raid shelter in the basement of Morpeth Mansions [carbon].

20 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/28

Letter from The Countryside Trust (Buckingham Palace Gardens, London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, confirming that they were willing to sell eight trees at Weardale, for £3 10s.

18 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/29

Letter from Kathleen Hill to The Countryside Trust (Buckingham Palace Gardens, London SW1), sending WSC's cheque for £3 10s, for purchase of eight trees at Weardale.

14 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/30-31

Letter and telegram from The Countryside Trust (Buckingham Palace Gardens, London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, accepting WSC's offer of £3 10s for eight trees at Weardale Manor.

11 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/32-34

Letter from The Countryside Trust (Buckingham Palace Gardens, London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, stating that fallen trees at Weardale Manor were owned by the Countryside Trust, not the National Trust, suggesting that WSC make an offer for them [annotated that WSC offered £3 10s].

06 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/35

Letter from Kathleen Hill to the National Trust, stating that WSC had observed three or four fallen trees at Weardale Manor, asking if he could purchase them for firewood [carbon].

04 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/36

Letter from Kathleen Hill to District Messenger and Theatre Ticket Co. (St Martins Lane, London WC2), on WSC's monthly account for messenger work [carbon].

07 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/37

Letter from District Messenger and Theatre Ticket Co. (St Martins Lane, London WC2) to Kathleen Hill, confirming that they would be happy to establish a monthly account for messenger work for WSC.

30 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/351/38

Letter from the ps to WSC to C W Dixey &Sons, stating that WSC did not wish to renew insurance on his spectacles [carbon].

30 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/351/39-42

Letter from C W Dixey &Son Ltd (Opticians, Old Bond St., London W1) to WSC, on insurance of his spectacles annotated by Kathleen Hill "This seems hardly worthwhile".

22 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/351/43-44

Letter from C W Dixey &Son Ltd (Opticians, Old Bond St., London W1) to Kathleen Hill, acknowledging receipt of WSC's cheque for 12s, and enclosing details of insurance for spectacles.

20 Sep 1938
CHAR 1/351/45

Letter from Kathleen Hill to C W Dixey &Sons, (Opticians, Old Bond St., London W1) asking for details of insurance for spectacles [carbon].

29 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/351/46

Telegram from WSC to Equitable Cigar Stands, New York, ordering a thousand cigars [copy].

20 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/47-48

Telegram from Equitable Cigar Stands, New York to WSC, confirming despatch of 1000 cigars at $141.55.

23 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/49

Letter from Harrods Ltd (Knightsbridge, London W1) to Kathleen Hill, confirming that china was on order and would be despatched by 2 October.

18 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/50-52

Note by Kathleen Hill of indigestion powders prescribed for WSC by Dr Thomas Hunt in 1936, with notes by Dr Hunt on diet, advising him to avoid highly seasoned food, smoking, advising him to use a holder, and to reduce the number of cigars, and drinking, advising him to restrict himself to one glass of port after dinner, and that brandy would suit better than port.

25 Mar 1940
CHAR 1/351/53-55

Eye prescription for WSC by Leslie Paton (Harley St., London W1).

24 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/351/56

Letter from the ps to CSC to Capt. Harry Jackson (Doddington, Sittingbourne, Kent), instructing him not to send any more coffee to Chartwell as the house was closed for the duration of the War [carbon].

10 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/57

Letter from the ps to WSC to J Kearney &Co., returning WSC's fountain pens for inspection and attention [carbon].

11 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/351/58

Letter from WSC to J H Kenyon Ltd (Funeral Directors, Edgware Road, London W2), on the poor condition of his parents' grave at Bladon [carbon].

28 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/351/59

Letter from J H Kenyon Ltd (Funeral Directors, Edgware Road, London W2), to O Harrington (ps to WSC) thanks for WSC's cheque for £1 19s in settlement of account, commenting on the condition of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill's grave at Bladon, which was maintained by E F Tomkins, one of the gardeners at Blenheim.

14 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/351/60-61

Letter from [O Harrington] ps to WSC to J H Kenyon Ltd (Funeral Directors, Edgware Road, London W2), sending WSC's cheque for £1 19s in settlement of account for maintenance of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill's grave at Bladon, commenting that WSC had heard that the grave was not well kept [carbon].

07 Jan 1939
CHAR 1/351/62

Letter from the ps to WSC to Lewis &Co. (Cigar Importers, Jermyn St., London SW1), confirming that WSC wished to keep three black Vulcanite cigar holders [carbon].

20 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/63

Letter from Lewis &Co. (Cigar Importers, Jermyn St., London SW1) to the ps to WSC, sending black Vulcanite cigar holders.

14 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/64

Letter from the ps to CSC to London Gardens (Knightsbridge, London SW1), instructing them to send wreath of spring flowers to the value of 30s to the funeral of Morgan Jones MP.

25 Apr 1939
CHAR 1/351/65

Letter from Metropolitan Police (Special Branch, New Scotland Yard, London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, on threatening letter addressed to WSC, stating that they had made enquiries in Belfast, but had been unable to trace the origin of the letter, confirming that the Irish Republican Army did not engage in threatening letter writing of this nature.

09 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/66

Letter from Metropolitan Police (Special Branch, New Scotland Yard, London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, acknowledging receipt of letter of 3 Mar on threatening letter addressed to WSC signed "Sean O'Brendhay".

06 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/67

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Metropolitan Police (Special Branch, New Scotland Yard, London SW1), sending a further two threatening letters received by WSC [carbon].

06 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/68

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Metropolitan Police (Special Branch, New Scotland Yard, London SW1), on threatening letters received by WSC [carbon].

03 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/69

Letter from Metropolitan Police (Special Branch, New Scotland Yard, London SW1) to O Harrington, (ps to WSC), acknowledging receipt of letter of 17 Feb on threatening letter addressed to WSC.

20 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/70

Letter from [O Harrington], ps to WSC, to the Metropolitan Police, sending threatening letter from "Sean O'Brendhay, Secretary, Northern Divisional Area, Irish Republican Army" [copy].

17 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/71-72

Letter from "Sean O'Brendhay, Secretary, Northern Divisional Area, Irish Republican Army" to WSC, describing him as the "greatest enemy to our National Freedom", and threatening to kill him [copy].

[16 Feb 1939]
CHAR 1/351/73

Letter from the ps to WSC to Novello &Co. Ltd (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1), accepting estimate for binding "The Battles of Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough", for £1 2s.

11 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/74

Letter from Novello &Co. Ltd (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1) to WSC, estimate for binding "The Battles of Prince Eugene and the Duke of Marlborough", in half calf with gold lettering, for £1 2s.

09 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/75

Letter from the ps to WSC to Novello &Co. Ltd (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1), accepting estimate of 15s a volume for re-binding WSC's four volumes of "Marlborough" in soft red leather [carbon].

19 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/76

Letter from Novello &Co. Ltd (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1) to Kathleen Hill, estimate of 15s a volume for re-binding WSC's four volumes of "Marlborough" in soft red leather.

18 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/77

Letter from the ps to WSC to Novello &Co. Ltd, (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1) stating that WSC was very pleased with rebound books, and would shortly be sending more [carbon].

29 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/78

Letter from Novello &Co. Ltd (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1) to WSC, on arrangements for him to send a batch of books for repair.

21 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/79

Letter from Novello &Co. Ltd (Bookbinders, Hollen St., London W1) to WSC, on arrangements for him to send a batch of books for repair.

14 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/80

Letter from WSC to Lt.-Col. G E L Pardington, thanks for taking trouble in connection with Henry Whitbread [carbon].

05 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/81

Letter from Lt.-Col. G E L Pardington, (4th Bn., Royal West Kent Regt., Tonbridge) to WSC, regretting that he could not re-enlist Henry Whitbread as he was over-age, and that he had no vacancies for Permanent Staff Instructors.

01 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/82-84

Letter from WSC to Lt.-Col. G E L Pardington, (4th Bn., Royal West Kent Regt., Tonbridge) recommending Henry Whitbread (who had served 13 years in the Regular Army, and 8 in the Territorials), for post as Sergeant or Sergeant-Instructor.

17 May 1939
CHAR 1/351/85

Letter from J Kearney &Co. (Dale St., Liverpool) to the ps to WSC, returning three repaired stylo pens.

11 Jul 1939
CHAR 1/351/86

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to J Kearney &Co. (Dale St. Liverpool) sending three "Red Dwarf" stylo pens for repair, noting that WSC had been using this type of pen for many years, and had recently noticed a deterioration.

29 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/87

Note from Mary Penman to WSC, on dungarees for William Mabane.

11 May 1939
CHAR 1/351/88

Letter from Kathleen Hill to WSC, asking if he had thanked William Mabane for gift of socks [annotated that WSC was sending Mabane two suits of overalls].

10 May 1939
CHAR 1/351/89-90

Letter from Selfridge &Co. to the ps to WSC, confirming that two pairs of dungarees had been sent to William Mabane.

15 May 1939
CHAR 1/351/91

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St,. London W1) to Kathleen Hill, on fitting ball wastes at Admiralty House.

29 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/351/92

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St,. London W1) confirming that new ball wastes fitted at Admiralty House were working satisfactorily [carbon].

04 Dec 1939
CHAR 1/351/93

Letter from the ps to WSC to Squire &Son, Chemists, asking for tube of ointment [carbon].

24 Jun 1939
CHAR 1/351/94

Letter from Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1) to Kathleen Hill, thanks for returning purchase agreement for a new daimler car for WSC after the War.

02 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/351/95

Letter from Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1) to Mary Shearburn, thanks for sending Registration Book for Daimler taken over from WSC.

11 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/351/96

Letter from Mary Shearburn to Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1) sending Registration Book for Daimler taken over from WSC [carbon].

09 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/351/97

Letter from Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1) to Mary Shearburn, arrangements for collecting WSC's 35 hp Daimler.

30 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/98

Letter from WSC to Maryott Whyte, on sale of the Daimler, asking her to ask Cale to remove any personal fittings for the car [carbon].

30 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/99

Letter from Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1) to WSC, on the purchase of his 35 hp Daimler, agreeing to give him a credit of £50 against the purchase of a new Daimler car within 12 months of the end of the War.

28 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/100

Letter from The Daimler Co. Ltd to Mary Shearburn, stating that Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1) would be willing to purchase WSC's 35 hp Daimler for £50 in cash, and a credit letter for £50 against the purchase of a new Daimler car within 12 months of the end of the War.

23 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/101

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Chief Engineer, Victoria Telephone Exchange, complaining about offensive manner of Engineer R S Munday, who had been to Morpeth Mansions to repair the telephone [carbon] annotated "Deputy Chief Engineer called to apologise personally".

21 Mar 1939
CHAR 1/351/102

Letter from Wolfe Garage, Westerham to WSC, asking how many of their petrol cans were at Chartwell.

25 Aug 1939
CHAR 1/351/103

Letter from James Woodward &Sons (Gunsmiths, Bury St., London SW1), to the ps to WSC, on repairs to WSC's guns.

27 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/104

Letter from the ps to WSC to James Woodward &Sons (Gunsmiths, Bury St., London SW1), on repairs to WSC's guns [carbon].

20 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/105

Letter from James Woodward &Sons (Gunsmiths, Bury St., London SW1), to the ps to WSC, estimate for repairs to WSC's shotguns, £6 15s.

16 Feb 1939
CHAR 1/351/106

Letter from H.M. Office of Works to Kathleen Hill, on order for 3 tons of coke for the domestic boiler at Admiralty House, stating that as the Naval Staff on the lower floor of the building were supplied with water from this boiler, only half the cost would be debited to the First Lord's allowance.

18 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/107

Letter from Kathleen Hill to H.M. Office of Works, on order for 3 tons of coke for the domestic boiler at Admiralty House, stating that as the Naval Staff on the lower floor of the building were supplied with water from this boiler the First Lord should only be charged a proportion of the cost [carbon].

13 Oct 1939
CHAR 1/351/108

Letter from the ps to WSC to Stratstone Ltd (Daimler Dealers, Berkeley St., London W1), acknowledging receipt of cheque for £50 for WSC's 35 hp Daimler, and credit letter for £50 against the purchase of a new Daimler car within 12 months of the end of the War [carbon].

28 Oct 1939