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CHAR 1/368/1

Note from Kathleen Hill to Jack Churchill, asking if he could shed any light on Ralph Whitney's enquiry about the Inman liner, City of New York, christened by Lady Randolph Churchill, and supposedly carrying a likeness of her as a figure-head, with reply by JC, stating that he had heard nothing about the figure-head.

05 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/368/2

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Ralph E Whitney, on enquiry about the Inman liner, City of New York, stating that it was known that Lady Randolph Churchill christened the ship, and that the owners presented her with a jewelled bracelet, but that there was no evidence of a figure-head in Lady Randolph's likeness [carbon].

13 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/368/3

Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Marlborough, thanks for letter and cartoon [copy].

06 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/368/4

Telegram from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to WSC, birthday greetings.

05 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/5

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to the Duke of Marlborough, thanks for letter and cartoon [carbon].

05 Jan 1942
CHAR 1/368/6

Telegram from WSC (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland), sending love, and asking for one of her "charming letters which I value so much" [copy].

[Mar 1942]
CHAR 1/368/7

Telegram from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC (10 Downing St., London SW1), thanks for telegram, promising to write to him.

26 Mar 1942
CHAR 1/368/8-9

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, praising his leadership, also giving family news, particularly the marriage of her son, Lionel Leslie, and his War Service in the Cameron Highlanders.

31 Mar [1942]
CHAR 1/368/10

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, sending copy of letter from him dated 12 Nov 1895, on his first visit to New York, commenting that there would be "wailing and gnashing of teeth" in the USA over the reduction of incomes, as the fair ladies would not have such smart clothes, stating that she would not buy anything new "till you have won your victory", except for a pair of goloshes "for it rains every day".

29 Apr [1942]
CHAR 1/368/11-12

Letter from WSC (763 Fifth Avenue, New York, USA) to Leonie, Lady Leslie, giving impressions of first visit to New York, contrasting the excellence of the city's communication system, achieved "simply by business enterprise" with the abominable currency, calling the paper dollar "the most disreputable "coin" the world has ever seen", which was the responsibility of the State, commenting that the first class men of America were in the counting houses, and the less brilliant ones in Government typescript copy.

12 Nov 1895
CHAR 1/368/13-14

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, sending copy of letter from him dated 12 Nov 1895, on his first visit to New York, commenting that there would be "wailing and gnashing of teeth" in the USA over the reduction of incomes, as the fair ladies would not have such smart clothes, stating that she would not buy anything new "till you have won your victory", except for a pair of goloshes "for it rains every day" typescript copy with ms annotations by WSC.

29 Apr [1942]
CHAR 1/368/15

Telegram from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, expressing pleasure that he had arrived home safely from the USA, and sending "tender love".

30 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/368/16

Telegram from WSC to Leonie, Lady Leslie, thanks for letter of 29 April [copy].

05 May 1942
CHAR 1/368/17

Note from F D Brown to Kathleen Hill, asking about reply to telegram from Lady Leslie dated 30 June.

01 Jul [1942]
CHAR 1/368/18

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) thanks for telegram of good wishes on return from USA [carbon].

01 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/19-20

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, stating her pride at his achievements, and commenting on the sheltered life that she led in Ireland when there was so much suffering in the world.

14 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/368/21

Letter from WSC (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Leonie, Lady Leslie, pleasure at receiving letter from her, commenting on favourable War news "the tide of destiny is moving steadily in our favour, though our voyage will be long and rough" [carbon].

30 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/368/22

Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Glaslough, Co Monaghan, Ireland) to WSC, pleasure at hearing good news from Libya, and on the success of his visit to the Western Desert annotated by WSC "Telegraph - Thank you so much dear. Winston.

06 Nov [1942]
CHAR 1/368/23

Telegram from Leonie, Lady Leslie to WSC, birthday greetings.

25 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/24

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

26 Nov [1942]
CHAR 1/368/25

Telegram from WSC to Leonie, Lady Leslie, thanks for Christmas card [copy].

24 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/26

Telegram from WSC to Leonie, Lady Leslie, thanks for birthday greetings [copy].

01 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/27-28

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to WSC, asking if it would be possible for her to do a bust of him, also recommending that he allow Oswald Birley to do a quick sketch of him in oils, as a "reward" for carrying on painting after losing an eye in the service of the Home Guards ms, with typescript copy.

25 Apr 1942
CHAR 1/368/29

Telegram from CSC to Clare Sheridan, lunch invitation [copy].

[Apr 1942]
CHAR 1/368/30-31

Note from Grace Hamblin to CSC, confirming that she had sent a lunch invitation to Clare Sheridan, also commenting that the Royal Academy had been wanting to present WSC with a bust by Sir William Reid Dick, but as WSC had never had time to sit for this it would "hardly be fair" for Clare Sheridan to be given the opportunity to do so.

[Apr 1942]
CHAR 1/368/32

Note from Elizabeth Layton to WSC, on application by Clare Sheridan to make a bust of him, reminding him that Sir William Reid Dick, who was working on a bust for the Royal Academy, had also made a request for a sitting, and "you may perhaps feel that he has the prior claim" initialled by WSC.

01 May 1942
CHAR 1/368/33-36

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to WSC, objecting that he was unwilling to provide her with a sitting for a bust, stating that it was "deeply wounding" that he had promised a sitting to another sculptor [Sir William Reid Dick] "I am not an amateur, I'm not John Churchill - I have worked, I have made my name", reminding him that he had forcibly advocated that she should get the commission to do Asquith for the House of Commons, claiming that she did not get the job because Philip Sassoon "couldn't bear women", stating that it was "almost her right" to do a bust of him, which would have given her wealth and fame, and election to the Royal Academy ms, with typescript copy annotated by WSC "Brendan [Bracken Anyhow she could have a shot at the same time as Lutyens man [Dick]. What is her standing as a sculptor].

05 May 1942
CHAR 1/368/37

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information), sending copies of WSC's correspondence with Clare Sheridan on the possibility of her doing a portrait bust of him [carbon].

12 May 1942
CHAR 1/368/38

Letter from Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information, Malet St., London WC1) to WSC, stating that Clare Sheridan was a "dashing but rather erratic sculptor", pointing out that her standing was considerably lower than that of Sir William Reid Dick [who had been commissioned to do a bust of WSC for the Royal Academy], advising strongly that she it would be impossible for her and Dick to have a joint sitting "You would be required to act as arbiter between them", suggesting that she be allowed to do a bust after Dick had finished, if he could find time for a sitting.

19 May 1942
CHAR 1/368/39

Telegram from WSC to Clare Sheridan, promising to try his utmost to give her a few portrait sittings during the summer [carbon].

01 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/368/40

Letter from Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information, Malet St., London WC1) to Clare Sheridan, stating that the bust of WSC by Sir William Reid Dick for the Royal Academy was now finished, suggesting that she approach WSC for a few sittings.

29 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/368/41-42

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to WSC, asking for sitting for portrait bust ms, with typescript copy.

08 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/43

Note by WSC, asking if Clare Sheridan could "do him" sitting up working in bed, otherwise he would get up and work at his desk on one or two mornings in the week after next.

12 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/44

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, stating that she had contacted Clare Sheridan, who would look at his bedroom the next time she was in London, so that she could judge if the lighting and position of the bed were good enough for her to work by.

17 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/45

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1), asking if it would be convenient to start work on portrait bust of WSC on 1 December.

17 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/46

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex), on arrangements for first sitting for portrait bust of WSC [carbon].

21 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/47

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to Elizabeth Layton, (10 Downing St., London SW1) on arrangements for returning to complete work on portrait bust of WSC, asking if he could spare 10 or 15 minutes without a cigar for a sitting, stating that she would "suicide on the steps of 10 Downing St. so that all the world will know" if he refused.

11 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/48-49

Letter from Clare Sheridan (32A Queens Grove, London NW8) to WSC, thanks for allowing her to do portrait bust, and for his tolerance and kindness, apologising for sending him "such a distraught" letter on the subject [CHAR 1/368/33-36] [ms, with typescript copy].

[Dec 1942]
CHAR 1/368/50

Letter from WSC (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Clare Sheridan, congratulations on portrait bust "a very fine piece of work", asking for replica head in bronze, asking if £100 would be any use in this direction, also on his fondness for her miniature of Lady Randolph Churchill, which was always by his bedside [carbon].

20 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/51-53

Letter from Clare Sheridan (Brede Park, Sussex) to WSC, on plans for casting portrait bust in bronze, thanking him for offer to pay for the casting, stating that she could have done better if he had "sat" properly for it, ut commenting that he was not as hard to do as Gandhi, who had sat on the floor, spinning [ms, with typescript copy].

26 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/54

Letter from Elizabeth Layton (10 Downing St., London SW1) to Clare Sheridan, thanks for letter of 26 Dec, sending WSC's cheque for £100 to cover cost of casting portrait bust in bronze [carbon].

01 Jan 1943
CHAR 1/368/55-56

Letter from Selden Rodman, Editor, Common Sense (Fourth Avenue, New York) to WSC, sending copy of article by Stephen Spender on Esmond Romilly [not attached] annotated by WSC "Mrs C".

23 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/368/57

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1) to WSC, to Selden Rodman, Editor, Common Sense (Fourth Avenue, New York) thanks for copy of article by Stephen Spender on Esmond Romilly, and asking for copy of Romilly's article on WSC, published in 1942.

01 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/58

Letter from Selden Rodman, Editor, Common Sense (Fourth Avenue, New York) to Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1), sending copy of article on WSC by Esmond Romilly [not attached].

04 Aug 1942
CHAR 1/368/59-60

Letter from Kathleen Hill (10 Downing St., London SW1), to Selden Rodman, Editor, Common Sense (Fourth Avenue, New York), thanks for sending copy of article on WSC by Esmond Romilly [carbon].

25 Aug 1942
CHAR 1/368/61-63

Letter from Shane Leslie (HQ Home Guards, Sloane St., London) to John S Churchill, news that Jerome Frewen had got married, asking if WSC would be prepared to receive the couple.

19 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/64

Note from Grace Hamblin to CSC, on Jerome and Betty Frewen, who were honeymooning at the Cumberland Hotel.

22 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/65

Letter from Shane Leslie (HQ Home Guards, Sloane St., London) to CSC, on Jerome and Betty Frewen, who were honeymooning at Brede, and were keen to see WSC.

22 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/66

Telegram from CSC to Jerome Frewen, lunch invitation for 30 July Telegram from Jerome Frewen to CSC, declining lunch invitation as he had to leave London for Stornoway on 28 July copies.

24 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/67

Letter from Grace Hamblin to Shane Leslie, regretting that WSC and CSC were unable to meet Jerome and Betty Frewen, hoping that they would be able to meet on their next visit to London [carbon].

24 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/368/68-70

Letter from Betty Frewen (Distillery Road, Limavady, Northern Ireland) to CSC, thanks for wedding present of silver teapot, regretting that they were unable to meet during visit to London.

14 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/71

Letter from Lord Ivor Churchill to WSC, pleasure at his safe return.

26 Aug [1942]
CHAR 1/368/72

Presscutting - obituary notice of Thornton Butterworth.

15 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/368/73-74

Letter from Margaret de Reneville, United Aid to China Fund (Regent St., London SW1) to WSC, thanks for signing foreword to exhibition catalogue ms, with carbon copy, annotated by WSC.

26 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/368/75

Telegram from WSC to Margaret de Reneville, United Aid to China Fund, thanks for letter, hoping exhibition would be great success.

30 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/368/76

Telegram from WSC to Roger Frewen, congratulations on engagement to Virginia Hocking Robinson [copy].

02 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/368/77

Telegram from Roger Frewen to CSC, announcing engagement to Virginia Hocking Robinson.

29 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/368/78-79

Note from CSC to WSC, asking if he wished to see Roger Frewen.

19 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/368/80

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, on his cousins, Roger and Jerome Frewen, sons of Hugh Frewen, who were both staying in London, asking if he wished to invite them to dinner ms, with annotations by WSC.

24 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/368/81

Letter from Shane Leslie to John S Churchill, on Roger Frewen, son of Hugh Frewen, who had been working with the British Embassy, Switzerland, for four years, and was now in London to make arrangements for wedding.

[Oct 1942]
CHAR 1/368/82

Note from Elizabeth Layton to Grace Hamblin, asking if WSC and CSC would be willing to send Telegram of congratulations to Roger Frewen on marriage annotated "OK".

15 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/83

Letter from Sgt Pilot Desmond Leslie (RAF Thame, Oxfordshire) to CSC, asking for meeting annotated "Tea Saturday at 5pm".

15 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/368/84

Letter from Captain Oswald Frewen to WSC, on his posting from Scapa Flow, to work with Normandy invasion force, and his hopes for command of a cross-Channel steamer.

24 Oct 1942
CHAR 1/368/85

Luggage label for partridges, shot at Sandringham, a gift from King George VI to WSC.

[Oct 1941]
CHAR 1/368/86

Telegram from WSC to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, thanks for telegram of birthday greetings [copy].

01 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/87

Telegram from WSC to Queen Mary, thanks for telegram of birthday greetings [copy].

01 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/88-90

Note from E M Watson to John Martin, giving text of WSC's replies to birthday greetings from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and Queen Mary in 1941, with suggested replies [typescript, with ms annotations by WSC].

30 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/91

Telegram from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Buckingham Palace, London) to WSC, birthday greetings.

30 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/92

Telegram from Queen Mary (Badminton House, Gloucestershire) to WSC, birthday greetings.

30 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/93-94

Telegram from Lady Sarah Spencer-Churchill to WSC, congratulations and thanks for victory.

05 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/95

Letter from Julian Sandys (Westminster Gardens, London SW1) to WSC, birthday greetings.

30 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/368/96

Letter from WSC to Julian Sandys, thanks for letter of birthday greetings [carbon].

02 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/97-98

Letter from Shane Leslie to WSC, birthday greetings.

01 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/368/99-101

Letter from Hugh Frewen (Jerome Park, Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia) to WSC, news from Australia, sending copy of poem by Freda Macdonnell and article by HF, celebrating WSC's birthday.

03 Dec 1942