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CHAR 1/361 Personal: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/361/1

Letter from Captain Oswald Frewen (King's Harbour Master, Scapa Flow) to WSC, on WSC's visit to Scapa Flow, asking for signed photograph for himself, and for HMS Churchill, (one of the "lend-lease destroyers, Commander Gerald Cousins RN).

[Jan 1941]
CHAR 1/361/2

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Captain Oswald Frewen, sending signed photographs of WSC for himself, and for HMS Churchill [carbon].

29 Jan 1941
CHAR 1/361/3

Letter from Captain Oswald Frewen (King's Harbour Master, Scapa Flow) to WSC, thanks for signed photographs for himself, and for HMS Churchill.

02 Feb 1941
CHAR 1/361/4

Letter from John Carter, (Director, Scribners of New York, Bedford Square, London WC1) to WSC, expressing pleasure that he had accepted the dedication of their book of photographs of Britain under fire, published in the USA as Bloody but Unbowed and in the UK as Grim Glory.

09 Apr 1941
CHAR 1/361/5

Letter from Sir Walter Monckton, (Director-General, Ministry of Information) to Brendan Bracken, sending copy of book of photographs of Britain under fire, published in the USA as Bloody but Unbowed and in the UK as Grim Glory published by Scribners of New York.

03 Apr 1941
CHAR 1/361/6

Letter from John Peck to Mrs S M Leggitt, ps to Sir Walter Monckton, Ministry of Information, stating that WSC had agreed to accept dedication of book of photographs of Britain under fire, published in the USA as Bloody but Unbowed and in the UK as Grim Glory published by Scribners of New York.

04 Apr 1941
CHAR 1/361/7-9

Letter from John Carter, (Director, Scribners of New York, Bedford Square, London WC1) to WSC, sending copy of original edition A H Clough's poem "Say not, the struggle nought availeth", and asking if he would be willing to sign copy of Grim Glory [original, with typescript copy].

10 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/10

Letter from Kathleen Hill to John Carter, (Director, Scribners of New York, Bedford Square, London WC1), thanks for gift of copy of original edition A H Clough's poem "Say not, the struggle nought availeth", and returning copy of Grim Glory signed by WSC [carbon].

23 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/11

Letter from John Carter, (Director, Scribners of New York, Bedford Square, London WC1) to Kathleen Hill, thanks for returning copy of Grim Glory signed by WSC.

28 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/12-13

Letter from Eugene Donald Jerome (153 West 188th St, New York) to WSC, enclosing gift of cancelled cheque from James Kellogg to Leonard Jerome [WSC's grandfather] for $2,336,454, dated 12 Aug 1863, which he had found in the papers of his father, Eugene Murray Jerome.

22 Apr 1941
CHAR 1/361/14

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Eugene Donald Jerome, thanks for sending WSC cancelled cheque of his grandfather, Leonard Jerome [carbon].

19 May 1941
CHAR 1/361/15

Letter from Queen Elizabeth (Windsor Castle) to WSC, thanking WSC for news of the safe arrival of "Operation Tiger", a convoy of tanks to Egypt, "even though he lacks a claw or two, it is to be hoped that he will still be able to chew up a few enemies. Any risk was well worth taking", also expressing sorrow about bomb damage to the House of Commons and Westminster Abbey ms, in the Queen's own hand but written in the third person, annotated by WSC "Mrs C to see".

12 May 1941
CHAR 1/361/16

Telegram from Princess Elizabeth (Buckingham Palace) to WSC and CSC, thanks for birthday greetings [copy] annotated by WSC "Mrs C".

21 Apr 1941
CHAR 1/361/17

Letter from Duncan Sandys (Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton) to WSC, thanks for enquiry about his back, which was responding well to treatment.

16 May 1941
CHAR 1/361/18

Letter from Thornton Butterworth (Henrietta St., London WC2) to Kathleen Hill, sending photographs of four caricatures which he proposed to leave to WSC, and congratulating her on award of MBE.

04 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/19

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Thornton Butterworth, acknowledging receipt of photographs of four caricatures which he proposed to leave to WSC, and sending thanks for congratulations on award of MBE [carbon].

30 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/20-21

Letter from Thornton Butterworth (Palace House, Bayswater Road, London W2) to Kathleen Hill, expressing pleasure that WSC would accept gift of caricatures, and commenting on his poor health.

07 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/361/22-26

Letter from Thornton Butterworth (Henrietta St., London WC2) to Kathleen Hill, sending gift of four caricatures of WSC, with photographs of the caricatures: 1. By L Raven Hill "Winston (to bust of Caesar) We have both made History, and we have both written it: let us exchange headgear [c.1920] 2. By Strube on "The World Crisis" and "The Budget Crisis" [c.1925] 3. By Beauvais "Winston Churchill "meets" New York, Autumn 1931 (showing WSC in sling following motor accident) 4. By Quiz, [c.1931].

28 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/27

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Thornton Butterworth, thanks for gift of four caricatures of WSC [carbon].

29 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/28-29

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, expressing "love, admiration and approval", also sending souvenir photograph of her son [WSC's cousin] Norman Leslie, Killed in Action, 18 Oct 1914.

07 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/30-31

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland) to CSC, on meeting between her son, Lionel Leslie, and CSC, and Mary Churchill, expressing pleasure that Mary was in uniform, and hostility at "nit-wit MPs" who asked WSC idle questions in the House [original ms, with typescript copy].

20 Oct [1941]
CHAR 1/361/32-33

Letter and telegram from WSC and CSC to Leonie, Lady Leslie, expressing pleasure at receiving her letter of 20 Oct [carbon].

25 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/34

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, birthday greetings.

28 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/361/35

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Leonie, Lady Leslie, on letter from Ralph Whitney, about Inman liner, City of New York, christened by her sister, Lady Randolph Churchill.

18 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/361/36

Letter from Ralph Whitney (Hearst Magazine Building, 8th 57th St, New York), asking for information about Inman liner, City of New York, christened Lady Randolph Churchill, and supposedly carrying a likeness of her as a figure-head, also enquiring about the fate of Lady Houston's yacht, Liberty, which was sold to the Admiralty for £1 and renamed.

14 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/37

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Ireland) to Kathleen Hill, regretting that she could shed no light on Ralph Whitney's enquiry about the Inman liner, City of New York, christened Lady Randolph Churchill, and supposedly carrying a likeness of her as a figure-head, stating that although she remembered her sister christening the ship, she had never heard of the figure- head carved in her likeness, and that she was sure that Lady Randolph would have told her about it, if it had existed.

27 Dec [1941]
CHAR 1/361/38

Letter from George Cornwallis-West to WSC, expressing sadness at the death of Lady Gwendeline Churchill "She was one of the sweetest women I have ever known, and to know her was to love her".

11 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/361/39

Letter from WSC to the Master of the Household, thanking the King for gift of four brace of grouse carbon, written in the third person, annotated "not sent".

28 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/361/40

Luggage label for four brace of grouse, killed at Balmoral Castle, a gift from King George VI to WSC.

25 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/361/41

Luggage label for two brace of grouse, killed at Balmoral Castle, a gift from King George VI to WSC.

06 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/42

Letter from John Colville to Piers Legh (Equerry in Waiting to the King, Balmoral Castle), thanks for gift of four brace of grouse from the King to WSC [carbon].

28 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/361/43

Note from Grace Hamblin to John Colville, asking him to acknowledge gift of two brace of grouse from the King to WSC.

09 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/44

Letter from John Colville to the Equerry in Waiting to the King, Balmoral Castle, thanks for gift of two brace of grouse from the King to WSC [carbon].

09 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/45-46

Luggage label for venison, killed at Balmoral Castle, a gift from King George VI to WSC.

09 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/47

Letter from John Colville to Piers Legh (Equerry in Waiting to the King, Balmoral Castle), thanks for gift of venison the King to WSC [carbon].

11 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/48

Telegram from King George VI to WSC, birthday greetings.

30 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/361/49

Telegram from WSC to King George VI, thanks for birthday greetings copy, with note that similar telegrams were sent to Queen Mary, Queen Wilhelmina, the Grand Duchess of Luxemburg and Prince Bernhard.

30 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/361/50

Telegram from King George VI to WSC, birthday greetings [copy of CHAR 1/361/48].

30 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/361/51

Telegram from WSC to King George VI, thanks for birthday greetings copy of CHAR 1/361/49.

30 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/361/52-53

Letter from Kathleen Hill to George Spencer-Churchill, thanks for gift of box of peaches to WSC [carbon].

12 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/54

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Duncan Sandys, sending account from F.L. Jenner, Westerham, for car hire [carbon].

19 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/55

Telegram from Duncan and Diana Sandys to WSC "welcome home" [from Atlantic Meeting with President Roosevelt].

19 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/361/56

Letter from Lady Norah Spencer Churchill (Hamilton Hotel, Hove, Sussex) to WSC, sending photographs of WSC and Ethel Barrymore at Blenheim in 1902 or 1903.

19 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/57

Letter from Shane Leslie (HQ Home Guards, Sloane St., London) to WSC, reporting conversation with the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster [Thomas Williams] who felt that there would be no objection to bombing of the airport and railway station in Rome, but that if Churches were hit it would be bad for opinion in the USA.

24 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/361/58-59

Letter from Jerome Frewen (Sgt.Pilot, R.A.F., King George and Queen Elizabeth Club, Marble Arch, London W1) to WSC, on his decision to join the R.A.F., and offering greetings from relatives in Australia [ms, with typescript copy].

22 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/60

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to the ps to WSC, asking about ownership of the portrait bust that she did of him in 1920, formerly belonging to Freddie Guest.

20 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/61-63

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to the WSC, birthday greetings, sending gift of lithograph of Jennie and Clara Jerome, asking if it would be possible to see him during her next visit to London ms, with typescript copy.

27 Nov 1941
CHAR 1/361/64

Letter from WSC to Clare Sheridan, regretting that he did not know the whereabouts of the portrait bust that she did of him in 1920, formerly belonging to Freddie Guest [carbon].

29 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/361/65-66

Telegram from CSC to Jerome Frewen, lunch invitation for 3 November copy, the lunch was cancelled as WSC was out of London.

[Nov 1941]
CHAR 1/361/67-68

Letter from The Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim Palace) to WSC, sending gift of cartoon of WSC by an Austrian member of the Pioneer Corps, praising his leadership, and hoping that he would visit Blenheim in the near future.

25 Dec 1941