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CHAR 1/357 Personal: Chequers [Buckinghamshire]: Household accounts, etc.

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CHAR 1/357/1

Letter from Mary Shearburn to Eric Seal, on WSC's problems of official entertaining at Chequers and 10 Downing St., because of food rationing, asking him to arrange with the Ministry of Food for extra rations to be supplied to cover official guests.

24 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/2

Letter from John Martin, ps to WSC, to R P Harvey, Ministry of Food, on WSC's problems of official entertaining at Chequers and 10 Downing St., because of food rationing, asking the Ministry of Food for extra rations to be supplied to cover official guests [carbon].

24 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/3

Letter from R P Harvey, Ministry of Food,(Great Westminster House, Horseferry Road, London SW1) to John Martin, ps to WSC, on supply of extra food to 10 Downing St. and Chequers to cover official entertaining, sending special ration books covering meat, butter, sugar, bacon and ham.

28 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/4

Letter from John Martin, ps to WSC, to R P Harvey, Ministry of Food, thanks for making arrangements for extra rations to be supplied to 10 Downing St. and Chequers to cover official entertaining [carbon].

28 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/5

Letter from the ps to CSC to E Woodgate, Coombe Hall Farm, East Grinstead, list of residents of [? Chequers] eligible for butter ration [carbon].

28 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/6

Letter from the ps to CSC to Army &Navy Stores, asking for the extra two pounds of sugar for bottling per person for the 13 people resident at [? Chequers] to be supplied [carbon].

10 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/357/7

Letter from E Woodgate, Coombe Hall Farm, East Grinstead, to the ps to CSC, on butter ration.

[Jul 1940]
CHAR 1/357/8

List of ten ration books handed to Mrs Landemare [Cook at 10 Downing St.].

24 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/9

Letter from the ps to WSC to [ ], asking for new rations books for two members of WSC's staff, Mary Trew and Norma Preece [carbon].

24 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/10-11

Letter from Parker Morris, City of Westminster Food Control Committee, Ministry of Food (Caxton Hall, London SW1) to the ps to WSC, enclosing memorandum to be attached to coupons for cooking fats and tea, which were of a different colour to those normally in use, suggesting that they inform the suppliers of the necessity for honouring them.

09 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/357/12

Letter from G N Oake (Ministry of Food, Neville House, Page St., London SW1) to John Martin, sending ration books for tea and cooking fats for official guests at 10 Downing St., and Chequers.

10 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/357/14

List of suppliers for meat, sugar, butter, tea and bacon for Chequers.

[1940]
CHAR 1/357/15

Letter from John Martin, ps to WSC to G R Oake (Ministry of Food, Neville House, Page St., London SW1) , acknowledging receipt of ration books for tea and cooking fats for official guests at 10 Downing St., and Chequers [carbon].

12 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/357/16

Memorandum from Kathleen Hill [WSC's secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary], asking if it would be in order to supply food coupons to Mrs Tree's chef at Ditchley [Dytchley Park, Oxfordshire] as she was entertaining for the Prime Minister, and asking for a further supply.

15 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/357/17

Note of telephone conversation between John Martin and G R Oake, Ministry of Food, confirming that there was no difficulty about using diplomatic food coupons at places other than Chequers where the Prime Minister may spend his weekends.

20 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/357/18

Letter from G R Oake (Ministry of Food, Neville House, Page St., London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, on supply of food coupons for the Prime Minister;s weekend entertaining.

22 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/357/19

Letter from G R Oake (Ministry of Food, Neville House, Page St., London SW1) to Kathleen Hill, sending food coupons for the Prime Minister's official entertaining.

26 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/357/20-21

Letter from John Peck to Harry B Hermon Hodge, Divisional Petroleum Officer, Southern Division, Mines Department, Reading, requesting additional petrol for the car at Chequers (Reg. No. DXN 609) [carbon].

26 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/22-23

Letter and Telegram from Harry B Hermon Hodge, Divisional Petroleum Officer, Southern Division, Mines Department, Reading, to John Peck, on supply of additional petrol for the car at Chequers (Reg. No. DXN 609), stating that 80 gallons had been provided on 1 June, asking that if this was insufficient, to send the Registration Book, with a statement of what extra was required.

27 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/24-25

Letter from John Peck to Harry B Hermon Hodge, Divisional Petroleum Officer, Southern Division, Mines Department, Reading, on supply of petrol for official car at Chequers, stating that car was used so much for the Prime Minister's official entertaining that the 80 gallons supplied on 1 June was nearly exhausted [carbon].

27 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/26

Letter from Harry B Hermon Hodge, Divisional Petroleum Officer, Southern Division, Mines Department, Reading, to John Peck, sending 58 petrol coupons for official car at Chequers.

28 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/27-28

Letter from Mary Shearburn to Harry B Hermon Hodge, Divisional Petroleum Officer, Southern Division, Mines Department, Reading, confirming receipt of petrol coupons for official car at Chequers, sending Registration Book [carbon].

29 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/357/29

Letter from Harry B Hermon Hodge, Divisional Petroleum Officer, Southern Division, Mines Department, Reading, to Mary Shearburn, confirming receipt of Registration Book for official car at Chequers, confirming that it would be returned to the Administrator when it had been brought up to date.

01 Jul 1940