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CHAR 1/389 Personal: Trade and business letters.

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CHAR 1/389/1

Note from E to Kathleen Hill, on clothing coupons for WSC's special uniform and underwear for Yalta Conference.

1 folio
27 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/389/2

List from Austin Reed Ltd of coupon value for special uniform and underwear supplied to WSC for the Yalta Conference.

1 folio
14 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/3

Letter from Elizabeth Layton to Major F W Rawlins, War Cabinet Secretariat, on clothing coupons for WSC's use during official overseas visits, requesting an additional 72 coupons, for special uniform and underwear [carbon].

1 folio
27 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/4

Letter from Elizabeth Layton to Major F W Rawlins, War Cabinet Secretariat, acknowledging receipt of 72 clothing coupons for additional clothing required by WSC during Yalta Conference [carbon].

1 folio
27 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/5

Letter from Major F W Rawlins, War Cabinet Secretariat to Elizabeth Layton, sending 72 clothing coupons to cover WSC's special uniform and underwear for Yalta Conference.

1 folio
07 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/389/6-7

Letter from Major F W Rawlins, War Cabinet Secretariat to Elizabeth Layton, sending two missing clothing coupons for WSC's allowance for Yalta Conference.

1 folio
07 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/389/8

Letter from John Bell &Croyden Ltd., Chemists, Wigmore St., London W1 to WSC, on order for orange juice concentrate, which would be sent to him by the manufacturers with compliments.

1 folio
15 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/9

Letter from Kathleen Hill to John Bell &Croyden Ltd., Chemists, Wigmore St., London W1, on order for orange juice concentrate, confirming that CSC had written to the Citrus Products Co. to thank them for the gift [carbon].

1 folio
19 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/10

Note from Elizabeth Layton to Frank Sawyers, on accounts from Berry Bros., Wine Merchants, for wine (Champagne and Chablis) purchased on behalf of WSC [annotated Correct - Frank Sawyers].

1 folio
05 May 1945
CHAR 1/389/11-12

Order acknowledgment from British Rototherm Co. Ltd, London, SW19, for 3 Black "Kent" Rototherms sent for repair.

1 folio
14 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/13

Letter from Elizabeth Layton to British Rototherm Co. Ltd., London SW19, sending 3 Desk Rototherms for repair [carbon].

1 folio
09 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/389/14

Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC, on order for six special document boxes from Chubb.

1 folio
31 Oct 1945
CHAR 1/389/15

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Godfrey Davis Ltd., sending WSC's cheque for £14 2s in settlement of account for car hire, praising the service provided, particularly the collection of his party at Sheerness on his return from Belgium, as this entailed a very early start for the driver, Mr Thompson [carbon].

1 folio
15 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/16

Letter from Conway Stewart Co. Ltd, Pen Makers, London EC4, to Elizabeth Layton, sending three self-filling stylos, explaining that they had not made these pens for several years, and that these had been put together "with such parts as we could find available".

1 folio
12 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/389/17

Letter from Conway Stewart Co. Ltd, Pen Makers, London EC4, to Elizabeth Layton, returning repaired Conway Ink Pencil.

1 folio
12 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/389/18

Letter from Elizabeth Layton to W Fry, Conway Stewart &Co. Ltd., Pen Makers, thanks for supplying "Stylo" pens for WSC's use, sending unsigned portrait of WSC for their Office [carbon].

1 folio
19 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/389/19

Note from Elizabeth Layton to WSC, confirming that Stanley Plater was willing to catch two male and 4 female golden orfes from the Chartwell pond.

1 folio
02 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/389/20

Letter from Kathleen Hill to Stanley Plater, sending WSC's cheque for £37 1s 7d, for six fish cans [carbon].

1 folio
09 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/389/21

Minute from WSC to Kathleen Hill, asking her to find out what assistance Stanley Plater would require for catching 2 male and 4 female golden orfes from the top pool at Chartwell, and to make arrangements for the fish to be shipped to President Franklin Roosevelt by air, with every precaution to keep them alive [copy].

1 folio
09 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/389/22

Minute from Kathleen Hill to WSC, stating that Stanley Plater would need that assistance of two men and a van to remove golden orfe from Chartwell to London, that the present cold weather was very suitable for this task, and that the fish could live for a fortnight, asking if he would therefore prefer the fish to travel to the United States by sea [annotated "Prefer air route"].

1 folio
26 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/389/23

Reminder for WSC to ask President Franklin Roosevelt where he would like golden orfe from Chartwell sent [annotated by WSC "Hyde Park" (Roosevelt family home in New York State)].

1 folio
[Jan] 1945
CHAR 1/389/24

Letter from WSC to Norman Holden, thanks for gift of pen, asking if he could supply a further six at his own expense "I will not take them unless you let me pay for them" [carbon].

1 folio
27 Oct 1945
CHAR 1/389/25-27

Letter from Norman Holden to WSC, on ball point pens made by Miles-Martin Pen Co. Ltd, also on the political scene, complaining that the Conservative Party had no "Commandos" who could attack without bringing in the "heavy guns like yourself".

3 folios
[Oct] 1945
CHAR 1/389/28

Letter from Norman Holden to WSC, stating that he had sent WSC's order for six Miles-Martin ball point pens to the company.

1 folio
29 Oct 1945
CHAR 1/389/29-30

Note from Kathleen Hill to Jo Sturdee, on order for ball point pens from the Miles-Martin Pen Co.

2 folios
24 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/31-32

Letter from Frederick Miles, Miles-Martin Pen Co. to WSC, sending six ball point pens as ordered, regretting that five of the pens had to be put into "clumsy utility cases", a hang-over from the "strength-through-misery movement", as a nicer looking case would have carried 100% tax, however one pen had been put into a presentation case, hoping that he would accept this as a gift, and he would be billed for the other five as per his instructions, hoping that restrictions and red tape could be overcome, and that the pens would have a large export value [annotated by WSC "ack and thank"].

1 folio
26 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/33

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Frederick Miles, Miles-Martin Pen Co., thanks for gift of ball point pen to WSC [carbon].

1 folio
02 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/34

Letter from R L Robinson, Miles-Martin Pen Co. to Jo Sturdee, pointing out that the ball point pens supplied to WSC, pointing out that the pens were inclined to stop writing when they became extremely cold, and would then require warming, stating that they felt that the pen had "terrific possibilities" in the export market, and that they would welcome any comments on its performance.

1 folio
14 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/35

Letter from Knight, Frank &Rutley, Estate Agents, London SW1 to WSC, sending account for £47 5s, in connection with purchase of 28 Hyde Park gate, London SW7.

1 folio
07 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/36

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Knight, Frank &Rutley, Estate Agents, London SW1 to WSC, sending WSC's cheque for £47 5s, in settlement of account for purchase of 28 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 [carbon].

1 folio
13 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/37

Letter from Reeves &Sons Ltd., Artists' Suppliers, Charing Cross Road, London WC2 to WSC, sending painting knife and brushes on approval [annotated "Take them - thank &pay"].

1 folio
06 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/38

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Reeves &Sons Ltd., Artists' Suppliers, Charing Cross Road, London WC2, thanks for sending paint brushes and painting knives on approval, stating that WSC wished to buy the brushes, asking them to send account [carbon].

1 folio
14 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/39

Letter from Reeves &Sons Ltd., Artists' Suppliers, Charing Cross Road, London WC2, to Jo Sturdee, sending account for purchase of paint brushes and canvases.

1 folio
23 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/40

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Reeves &Sons Ltd., Artists' Suppliers, Charing Cross Road, London WC2, sending WSC's cheque for £12 10s 6d, in settlement of account for purchase of paint brushes and canvases [carbon].

1 folio
23 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/41-45

Samples of writing paper supplied to WSC's office by W Staker Ltd., Stationers, Fleet St., London EC4, with note by Kathleen Hill, suggesting that Joynson's Parchment would be the best choice.

5 folios
27 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/46

Letter from Jo Sturdee to W Straker Ltd., Stationers, Fleet St., London, ordering headed notepaper for WSC's new London house, 28 Hyde Park Gate, SW1 [carbon].

1 folio
17 Oct 1945
CHAR 1/389/47

Letter from Jo Sturdee to W Straker Ltd., Stationers, Fleet St., London, thanks for sending samples of notepaper, thanks for thinking of WSC "so soon after the restrictions have been lifted", ordering 4 reams of quarto sized notepaper for Hyde Park Gate and Chartwell on Joynson Parchment [carbon].

1 folio
26 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/48

Letter from Jo Sturdee to W Straker Ltd., Stationers, Fleet St., London,asking if telephone number on WSC's notepaper could be changed [carbon].

1 folio
30 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/49-50

Delivery note from W Straker Ltd, Stationers, Fleet St., London, for stationery supplied to Hyde Park Gate.

2 folios
03 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/389/51

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Spink &Son Ltd, St James's London, SW1, sending tortoise-shell and silver paper knife to be cleaned [carbon].

1 folio
12 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/52

Letter from Spink &Sons Ltd., St James's London SW1 to Jo Sturdee, acknowledging receipt of WSC's silver nounted tortoiseshell paper knife sent for cleaning.

1 folio
13 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/53

Letter from Spink &Sons Ltd., St James's London SW1 to Jo Sturdee, returning WSC's silver mounted tortoiseshell paper knife sent for cleaning.

1 folio
15 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/54

Letter from Jo Sturdee to Spink &Sons Ltd., St James's London SW1, WSC's thanks for cleaning silver-mounted tortoiseshell paper knife, and for waiving any charges [carbon].

1 folio
19 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/55

Letter from John Colville to John Fay, Board of Trade, on WSC's intention to present signed photographs to President Harry Truman, Admiral William Leahy and James Byrnes in silver frames, asking if he could buy the frames without purchase tax as the gifts were consequent on his official duties [carbon].

1 folio
31 Jul 1945
CHAR 1/389/56-58

Letter from John Colville to Kathleen Hill, on waiving of Purchase Tax on WSC's purchase of silver frames for gift of signed photograph for President Harry Truman, James Byrnes, and Admiral William Leahy, enclosing letters from Norman Tucker (Treasury) and John Fay (Board of Trade).

3 folios
13 Aug 1945
CHAR 1/389/59

Letter from Kathleen Hill to W A H Druitt, Treasury Solicitor's Department, returning Supplemental Vesting Deed relating to WSC ceasing to be Trustee of Duke of Wellington's Parliamentary Estate [carbon].

1 folio
01 Nov 1945
CHAR 1/389/60

Letter from W A H Druitt, Treasury Solicitor's Department, to Kathleen Hill sending Supplemental Vesting Deed relating to WSC ceasing to be Trustee of Duke of Wellington's Parliamentary Estate.

1 folio
15 Oct 1945
CHAR 1/389/61

Letter from Ministry of Works to Grace Hamblin, sending account for 65l 16s for furniture from No.10 Annexe, Storey's gate, sold to WSC.

1 folio
04 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/389/62

Letter from Grace Hamblin to Ministry of Works, sending WSC's cheque for 65l 16s in payment of account for furniture from No.10 Annexe, Storey's Gate [carbon].

1 folio
20 Dec 1945