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CHAR 1/359 Personal: Trade and Business letters.

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CHAR 1/359/1

Letter from The Army &Navy Stores Ltd (Victoria St., London SW1) to WSC, sending samples of cigars.

26 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/359/2

Letter from WSC to Durrants Press Cuttings, agreeing to their proposals [carbon].

21 May 1940
CHAR 1/359/3

Letter from Durrants Press Cuttings (Holborn Viaduct, London EC1) to WSC, advising him that press cuttings referring to him would be sent to 10 Downing Street under the official order for the Prime Minister, and cancelling the service of cuttings sent to him at Chartwell.

11 May 1940
CHAR 1/359/4-5

List of sample of cigars sent to WSC on approval by the Galata Cigarette Co. (Leicester Square, London).

26 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/359/6

Letter from Mary Shearburn to Galata Cigarette Co. (Leicester Square, London) making arrangements for collection of samples of cigars sent to WSC, ordering a box of Patriarcas "which he found most to his liking", also sending thanks for boxes of cigarettes sent to her and Kathleen Hill [carbon].

13 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/359/7

Letter from Greens Ltd (Wine and Cigar Merchants, Royal Exchange, London EC3) to Kathleen Hill, acknowledging receipt of cheque for £13 18s 6d, and hoping that the most recent box of small cigars, A. Allones, Entreactos were approved by WSC.

25 Jun 1940
CHAR 1/359/8

Letter from Greens Ltd (Wine and Cigar Merchants, Royal Exchange, London EC3) to Kathleen Hill, stating that they were holding 800 Por Larranaga Tuxedos Cigars in reserve for WSC, and were awaiting delivery instructions.

11 Apr 1940
CHAR 1/359/9

Letter from Portrait Studio, Harrods Ltd (Knightsbridge, London SW1) to the ps to WSC, quotation for supplying copies of photograph of WSC at 9s a dozen for postcard size.

22 Feb 1940
CHAR 1/359/10-11

Telegram from Frazier Jelke to WSC, asking him to "have a word of endorsement" on the firm with the British Securities Liquidating Commission in New York.

26 Nov 1940
CHAR 1/359/12

Letter from Maggs Bros. Ltd (Antiquarian Booksellers, Berkeley Square, London W1) to Kathleen Hill, on framing Marlborough letter on behalf of WSC.

23 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/359/13

Letter from Maggs Bros. Ltd (Antiquarian Booksellers, Berkeley Square, London W1) to Kathleen Hill, on framing Marlborough letter on behalf of WSC, regretting that the work would be delayed due to bomb damage of their premises.

17 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/359/14

Letter from Maggs Bros. Ltd (Antiquarian Booksellers, Berkeley Square, London W1) to Kathleen Hill, on framing Marlborough letter on behalf of WSC.

10 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/359/15

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Maggs Bros Ltd (Antiquarian Booksellers, Berkeley Square, London W1), thanks for sending WSC letters written by the 1st Duke of Marlborough, stating that WSC would like to keep the one at £5, asking if they could have it framed [carbon].

08 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/359/16-17

Letter from Maggs Brothers Limited (Antiquarian Booksellers, Berkeley Square, London W1) to Kathleen Hill, sending two letters by the 1st Duke of Marlborough, an early letter signed J Churchill (priced at £5), and a later letter, signed Marlborough (priced at £15).

01 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/359/18-21

List of twenty six letters, 1706-1708, from the Duke of Marlborough to Monsieur de Quiros, Secretary of King Charles III of Spain, with 24 draft replies, offered for sale by [? Maggs Bros. Ltd (Antiquarian Booksellers, Berkeley Square, London W1)] at £63.

[1940]
CHAR 1/359/22

Letter from the ps to WSC to Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1), asking them to supply rubber ball plugs for WSC;s bath and wash basin at 10 Downing St., similar to those supplied to Admiralty House in Nov 1939 [carbon].

04 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/23

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, confirming that they would install new bathroom plugs at 10 Downing Street as soon as possible.

05 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/24-25

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, on difficulties in installing new bathroom plugs at 10 Downing Street.

08 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/26

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, stating that they would make up new rubber ball plugs for bathroom at 10 Downing St.

12 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/27

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, stating that new bathroom plugs for 10 Downing St. were now in stock, and could be fitted immediately.

01 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/28

Letter from the ps to WSC to Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1), asking for costs of altering bathroom fittings at 10 Downing St. [carbon].

19 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/29

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, regretting that newly made ball plugs were not true spheres and therefore not usable, and quoting price of £1 15 to £2 for altering bathroom fittings at 10 Downing St.

22 Jul 1940
CHAR 1/359/30

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, stating that new bathroom plugs for 10 Downing St. were now in stock, and could be fitted immediately.

15 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/359/31-32

Letter from the ps to WSC to Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1), asking them to proceed with alterations to bathroom fittings at 10 Downing St. [carbon].

16 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/359/33-34

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, confirming that they had completed work on bathroom fittings at 10 Downing Street, asking if WSC wished to keep the old fittings, and to whom they should submit their account.

27 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/359/35

Letter from Shanks &Co. Ltd (New Bond St., London W1) to the ps to WSC, on WSC's instruction to lengthen chains on new rubber ball plugs at 10 Downing St. by 2 inches, stating that in their opinion the chains were sufficiently long.

30 Aug 1940