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CHAR 1/394 Personal: Chartwell Estate: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/394/1

List of contents of file.

1 folio
01 Jan 1940 - 31 Dec 1945
CHAR 1/394/2

Letter from Philip Allen, Home Office, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], acknowledging receipt of WSC's cheque for 8l 12s for the cost of an Anderson Shelter delivered to Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
27 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/3

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Philip Allen, [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], sending WSC's cheque for 8l 12s for an Anderson Shelter delivered to Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
22 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/4

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security] to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], on the cost of Anderson Shelter delivered to Chartwell [Kent], 8l 12s.

1 folio
20 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/5

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], sending thanks for arranging for an Anderson Shelter to be supplied to Chartwell [Kent], asking for details of cost. [Carbon].

1 folio
07 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/6

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security] to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that a second Anderson Shelter had been sent to Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
02 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/7

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security] to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], acknowledging receipt of WSC's cheque for 11l 15s for an Anderson Shelter supplied to Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
24 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/394/8

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security, thanks for arranging for an Anderson Shelter to be supplied to Chartwell [Kent], sending WSC's cheque for 11l 15s. [Carbon].

1 folio
19 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/394/9

Letter from Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming that an Anderson Shelter big enough to accommodate 10 people had been despatched to Chartwell [Kent], at a cost of 11l 15s.

1 folio
04 Sep 1940
CHAR 1/394/10

Letter from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to Philip Allen [Assistant Private Secretary to the Minister of Home Security], requesting an Anderson Shelter to fit 10 people to be delivered to Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
31 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/394/11

Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, confirming that although construction of Anderson Shelters had ceased, there were a few available, at 10 pounds for a six seater, and 15 pounds for one accommodating up to 10 people [annotated by WSC, asking her to buy a large shelter for Chartwell, Kent].

1 folio
30 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/394/12

Minute by WSC, asking if any Anderson Shelters were available for sale, as he wished to obtain one for Chartwell [Kent], which was in a "rather marked area" [initialled and dated by WSC].

1 folio
29 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/394/13

Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, on air raid precautions at Chartwell [Kent], noting that there were adequate shelters for the staff and the cottages, that for anyone sleeping in the "big house" there was a cellar which would make a splendid shelter, leading out of the day nursery, and that if an Anderson Shelter were required for CSC when staying in the new cottage, a good place for it would be opposite the door to the muniment room.

1 folio
28 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/394/14

Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC], on WSC's request for an Anderson Shelter for Chartwell [Kent], with reply by John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] that no-one in the Private Office knew about the matter and asking if one had been ordered from the local authorities.

1 folio
26 Aug 1940
CHAR 1/394/15

Letter from [Kathleen Hill, Secretary to WSC] to the Local Food Office, Sevenoaks [Kent], applying for a permit for sugar for feeding the bees at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
31 Oct 1944
CHAR 1/394/16

Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to WSC, confirming that A E Hill [Gardener, Chartwell, Kent] had received a full ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell.

1 folio
02 Jun 1943
CHAR 1/394/17

Minute from WSC to the Private Office, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
05 May 1943
CHAR 1/394/18

Minute from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
03 May 1943
CHAR 1/394/19

Note by A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell.

1 folio
[Apr] [1943]
CHAR 1/394/20-21

Minute from Robert Hudson [Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries], and 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the provision of a sugar ration for bees.

2 folios
22 Apr [1943]
CHAR 1/394/22

Minute from WSC to the Minister of Agriculture [Robert Hudson] and the Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the discontinuance of the sugar ration to domestic bee keepers, demanding to know the saving in "starving the bees of private owners". [Carbon].

1 folio
19 Apr 1943
CHAR 1/394/23

Letter from Benham and Sons Limited to the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin], acknowledging receipt of a cheque for 9l 15s 6d, for the maintenance of boilers at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
10 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/24

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, sending CSC's cheque for 9l 15s 6d, for the maintenance of boilers at Chartwell [Kent], commenting that it was unsatisfactory that no set charge had been made for the annual inspection. [Carbon].

1 folio
08 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/25

Note by [? C G] Jackson, Chartwell [Kent] on the account from Benham and Sons Limited for boiler cleaning, which he felt was rather high, suggesting that they charge a flat rate for cleaning all boilers once a year.

1 folio
19 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/394/26

Note from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to [? C G] Jackson, Chartwell [Kent], on the account from Benham and Sons Limited for boiler cleaning.

1 folio
16 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/394/27-28

Account from Benham and Sons Limited, London, 16l 7s for boiler cleaning at Chartwell [Kent].

2 folios
28 Nov 1939
CHAR 1/394/29

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, London, asking them to carry out maintenance on the boilers at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
29 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/30

Letter from Benham and Sons Limited, London, to the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin], giving notification that maintenance was due on boilers at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
07 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/31

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, with thanks for their report on the condition of the boilers at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
15 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/394/32

Letter from Benham and Sons Limited, London, to the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin], reporting on the inspection of boilers at Chartwell [Kent], in October 1942, reporting that as the house was closed for the duration of the War, the whole of the water supply system had been drained, and that there was no water supply to the house.

1 folio
02 Dec 1942
CHAR 1/394/33-35

Hire agreement between WSC and Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company, for two water heaters and an electric cooker, for Bailiff's Cottage, Chartwell [Kent].

3 folios
27 Mar 1942
CHAR 1/394/36

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, London, asking them to carry out work on the boilers at Chartwell [Kent] early the following week. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Sep 1942
CHAR 1/394/37-38

Letter from Benham and Sons Limited, London, to the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin], on the control of the heating system at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
22 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/394/39

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, Heating Engineers, London, requesting an estimate for regulating all of the radiators at Chartwell [Kent], as it was not possible to turn off individual radiators, and with fuel rationing this would be necessary. [Carbon].

1 folio
20 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/394/40

Letter from Benham and Sons Limited, Heating Engineers, London to the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] with a reminder that the annual cleaning of the hot water boilers and cylinder at Chartwell [Kent] was now due.

1 folio
02 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/394/41

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to John Mudd, Local Fuel Office, Sevenoaks, Rural District Council, requesting a licence for 5 tons of coke for Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
26 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/394/42

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to John Mudd, Local Fuel Office, Sevenoaks Rural District Council, requesting a licence for 5 tons of coke for Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
08 Dec 1944
CHAR 1/394/43

Letter from John Mudd, Local Fuel Office, Sevenoaks Rural District Council to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], confirming that a licence had been granted to G Alderson and Son of Brasted [Kent] to supply 5 tons of coke to Chartwell.

1 folio
12 Oct 1944
CHAR 1/394/44

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to [?] Harris, Chartwell [Kent], informing him that as Chartwell had become so damp, Benham and Sons Limited would be coming to turn on the central heating, and G Alderson and Son of Brasted would shortly be delivering 5 tons of coke. [Carbon].

1 folio
18 Oct 1944
CHAR 1/394/45

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to G Alderson and Son, Brasted [Kent], ordering 5 tons of coke for Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
18 Oct 1944
CHAR 1/394/46

Letter from the Private Secretary to CSC [Grace Hamblin] to Benham and Sons Limited, Heating Engineers, London, asking them to switch on the heating at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
18 Oct 1944
CHAR 1/394/47

Letter from Cardon and Company Limited, Wrotham, Kent, to Maryott Whyte, on the purchase of timber from the Chartwell estate.

1 folio
c 1940
CHAR 1/394/48

Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], on the possible requisition of land at Chartwell [Kent], pointing out that the house had been inspected early in the War, and was found to be unsuitable, and that the house was needed as an alternative country residence for WSC. [Carbon].

1 folio
26 Sep 1943
CHAR 1/394/49

Letter from Lieutenant John Pluck, War Department Land Agent and Valuer, West Kent Area, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], on WSC's decision not to claim compensation for the half acre of pasture at Chartwell requisitioned by the Army.

1 folio
10 Feb 1943
CHAR 1/394/50

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Lieutenant John Pluck, War Department Land Agent and Valuer, West Kent Area, on WSC's decision not to claim compensation for the half acre of pasture at Chartwell requisitioned by the Army. [Carbon].

1 folio
04 Feb 1943
CHAR 1/394/51

Letter from Lieutenant John Pluck, War Department Land Agent and Valuer, West Kent Area, Sevenoaks, to Kathleen Hill, on compensation to WSC for use of land at Chartwell by the Army.

1 folio
30 Nov 1942
CHAR 1/394/52-53

Letter from A E Hill, Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] confirming that the Army Camp at Chartwell had done no damage, and that no compensation was due.

2 folios
[Oct] 1941
CHAR 1/394/54

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to A E Hill, Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], on compensation for land at Chartwell occupied by the Army. [Carbon].

1 folio
27 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/55

Letter from War Department Land Agent and Valuer, West Kent Area, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on compensation for land at Chartwell occupied by the Army.

1 folio
15 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/56

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to the War Department Land Agent and Valuer, West Kent Area [Lieutenant John Pluck], on compensation for land at Chartwell occupied by the Army. [Carbon].

1 folio
04 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/57-59

Letter from Wood, Willey and Company, Chartered Accountants, London, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on compensation for land at Chartwell [Kent] occupied by the Army, enclosing a claim form under the Compensation (Defence) Act 1939.

3 folios
03 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/60

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Wood, Willey and Company, Chartered Accountants, London, on a compensation claim for land at Chartwell [Kent] used by the Army. [Carbon].

1 folio
10 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/394/61

Letter from Wood, Willey and Company, Chartered Accountants, London to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on a compensation claim for land at Chartwell [Kent] used by the Army.

1 folio
12 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/394/62

Letter from War Department Land Agent and Valuer, West Kent Area to the Private Secretary to WSC, on a compensation claim for land at Chartwell [Kent] occupied by the Army.

1 folio
02 Sep 1941
CHAR 1/394/63-64

Letter from [? Captain P Mells], War Office, Sub-Area Quartering Commandant, West Kent, to the Private Secretary to WSC, on the requisition of land at Chartwell [Kent].

2 folios
20 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/394/65

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel P Mells, War Office, Sub-Area Quartering Commandant, West Kent, to the Private Secretary to WSC, on requisition of land at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
16 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/66

Army Form A 2016 - notice of taking possession of land under the provisions of regulation 51 of the Defence Regulations, 1939, relating to half an acre of land at Chartwell [Kent] occupied by the Army.

1 folio
16 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/67

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Major J C Dawson, Camp Commandant, Headquarters, 1st Canadian Division, on purchase of pig swill for Chartwell [Kent], at the rate of 2l 10s per 100 men per month. [Carbon].

1 folio
16 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/68

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], confirming purchase of pig swill from 1st Canadian Division Headquarters. [Carbon].

1 folio
16 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/69

Letter from Major J C Dawson, Camp Commandant, 1st Canadian Division, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on purchase of pig swill for Chartwell [Kent], at the rate of 2l 10s per 100 men per month.

1 folio
12 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/70

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Major J C Dawson, Camp Commandant, 1st Canadian Division, on contract for garbage for the piggery at Chartwell [Kent], collected from the Camp on the estate, stating willingness to take all garbage from the mess of 130 men, asking for rate of charges. [Carbon].

1 folio
08 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/71-72

Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] to CSC, on gossip in Westerham [Kent] about a proposed visit to Chartwell by WSC, undertaking to tell the Military Authorities to ensure that the Chartwell Guard were warned not to gossip, pointing out that the information must have come from the staff at Chartwell, and that the staff should not mention such visits, even to the Guard; also on an extractor for the kitchen at Chartwell.

2 folios
27 May 1941
CHAR 1/394/73

Note from CSC to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], stating that the town of Westerham [Kent] was "seething" with the news that WSC would be spending the weekend at Chartwell, and that there was considerable disappointment when only she arrived; asking him to ensure that the Company Commander instructed his men not to discuss any proposed visit in the public houses and canteen in Westerham [initialled by CSC].

1 folio
27 May 1941
CHAR 1/394/74

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Brigadier Charles Hertzberg, Chief Engineer, 7th Corps, on camouflage at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
26 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/75

Letter from Brigadier Charles Hertzberg, Chief Engineer, 7th Corps, to Maryott Whyte, on camouflage at Chartwell [Kent], confirming that work on alteration of the ponds had been completed and that they had been made useless for the guidance of aircraft by night [annotated by WSC].

1 folio
20 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/76

Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], news that WSC had been invited to lunch with the Canadian Division at Leatherhead [Surrey], also that the Canadian Engineers had been camouflaging the swimming pool and draining the lakes at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
14 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/77

Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on his invitation to lunch with the Canadian Forces at Leatherhead [Surrey], asking if he would be willing to call in on his way down to Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
07 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/78

Note by Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], reporting a conversation between Maryott Whyte and the Chief Engineer, 7th Corps, on camouflage at Chartwell [Kent], particularly attempts to camouflage the middle pool, which was taking much time and labour, confirming that they would obtain WSC's permission before draining it.

1 folio
[Dec] 1940
CHAR 1/394/79-81

Letter from Lord Duncannon (later 10th Lord Bessborough), Aide-de-camp to Lieutenant-General Andrew McNaughton [General Officer Commanding], Canadian Corps, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on camouflage of lakes at Chartwell [Kent], and on WSC's possible visit to the Corps Headquarters. [Manuscript, with typed copy].

2 folios
02 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/82

Minute from WSC to Maryott Whyte, on camouflaging of Chartwell [Kent], instructing that the reservoir on the hill should be drained, but not the reed bed beside it, that the swimming pool should be camouflaged, that the middle pool could only be emptied by siphoning, on no account should the penstock be opened, and that water could be let out of the biggest of the three lakes, but that care should be taken to prevent fish from escaping. [Carbon].

1 folio
28 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/394/83

Letter from Knight, Frank and Rutley, Estate Agents, London, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], confirming receipt of instruction to withdraw Chartwell [Kent] from the market.

1 folio
05 Sep 1944
CHAR 1/394/84

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Knight, Frank and Rutley, Estate Agents, London, confirming that Chartwell [Kent] was no longer for sale. [Carbon].

1 folio
02 Sep 1944
CHAR 1/394/85

Letter from Knight, Frank and Rutley, Estate Agents, London, to WSC, asking if he still wished to put Chartwell [Kent] up for sale, as they had an interested client, Mr Mourayieff.

1 folio
01 Sep 1944
CHAR 1/394/86

Letter from Frank Capon, Knight, Frank and Rutley, Estate Agents, London, to WSC, with congratulations on WSC's appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty, asking if he could be of any help regarding the Chartwell estate [Kent].

1 folio
05 Sep 1939
CHAR 1/394/87

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to Charles Goodwin, Architect, asking him to send plans for the top floor of Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
14 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/88

Letter from Howard Robertson, of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects, to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], asking for a plan of the top floor of Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
07 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/89

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to Charles Goodwin, Architect, with thanks for sending plans of Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
27 Jun 1944
CHAR 1/394/90

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to Charles Goodwin, Architect, asking for a copy of the survey of Chartwell [Kent], particularly the kitchen and the domestic quarters at that end of the house, also expressing sympathy on his accident. [Carbon].

1 folio
05 Jun 1944
CHAR 1/394/91

Letter from Charles Goodwin, Architect (Cranbrook, Kent), to CSC, on plans of Chartwell.

1 folio
30 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/92

Letter from Charles Goodwin, Architect (Cranbrook, Kent) to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] on plans of Chartwell.

1 folio
30 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/93

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] Charles Goodwin, Architect, asking if he had a copy of the survey that he made of Chartwell Manor house [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
26 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/94-95

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on an estimate from Hammond and Hussey Limited, for a long ladder for use at Chartwell [Kent] in case of incendiary bombs.

2 folios
12 Mar 1941
CHAR 1/394/96

Note from A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], returning an agricultural return.

1 folio
[May] 1944
CHAR 1/394/97

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], asking him to complete and return an agricultural return. [Carbon].

1 folio
10 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/98

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, returning agricultural forms uncompleted as WSC had no land under cultivation at Chartwell, only permanent pastures and woodlands. [Carbon].

1 folio
29 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/394/99

Letter from A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], to Elizabeth Layton [Secretary to WSC], returning a blank agricultural return as they had no land under cultivation, only permanent pasture.

1 folio
[Jun 1942]
CHAR 1/394/100

Circular letter from Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, asking landowners to complete a form on the 1943 Cropping Forecast. [Printed].

1 folio
15 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/394/101

Letter from Elizabeth Layton, Assistant Personal Secretary to WSC, to R G Noakes, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, acknowledging coupons for an issue of animal feed.

1 folio
15 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/394/102

Letter from Elizabeth Layton [Secretary to WSC] to A E Hill, Head Gardener, Chartwell [Kent], sending letter and coupons received from the Feeding Stuffs Officer of the Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Jun 1942
CHAR 1/394/103

Note by WSC on grazing at Chartwell [Kent], confirming that the new tenant of Chartwell Farm, R J Marnham could have any grazing not required for the heifers, the pony or the horse, on payment. [Carbon].

1 folio
13 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/394/104

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, with thanks for letter of 4 December [see CHAR 1/394/105], containing a report on WSC's land at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
12 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/394/105

Letter from C R Bailey, District Technical Officer, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, with a report on Chartwell [Kent] that the ploughing of part of WSC's park for food production was not a success, recommending that the land should be cultivated in the spring, and then sown to permanent pasture, which could then be leased to a neighbouring farmer for grazing. [Copy].

1 folio
04 Dec 1941
CHAR 1/394/106

Note by Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] with a reminder to ask Maryott Whyte if 6 pounds would be sufficient to reimburse H J Pilbrow; annotated that Pilbrow had left Chartwell Farm [Kent], and the papers could be filed.

1 folio
Dec 1941
CHAR 1/394/107

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on payment of 12 pounds from Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee for putting 6 acres of grassland at Chartwell under the plough, asking if payment should be split with H J Pilbrow, who had done the ploughing. [Carbon].

1 folio
30 Aug 1941
CHAR 1/394/108-111

Note from Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, sending payment of 12 pounds for 6 acres of grassland at Chartwell, ploughed up under the Cultivation of Lands Order, 1939.

4 folios
17 Jul 1941
CHAR 1/394/112

Leaflet issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on Winter Feed. [Printed].

1 folio
[May] [1941]
CHAR 1/394/113

Card from Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, acknowledging receipt of an application for a ploughing up grant.

1 folio
25 Jun 1941
CHAR 1/394/114

Letter from Maryott Whyte to CSC, on ploughing of pasture at Chartwell [Kent] for cultivation, particularly the unfavourable reaction of A E Hill, the Head Gardener, also on arrangements for accommodation of WSC's secretaries during weekends at Chartwell.

1 folio
07 Jan 1941
CHAR 1/394/115-118

Circular letter from Kent War Agricultural Committee to every farmer in Kent, on conversion of grassland to arable for food production, enclosing Ministry of Agriculture leaflet "Making More of Less Grass Land". [Printed]. Annotated and initialled by WSC, asking CSC what could be done about the land at Chartwell.

1 folio
31 Dec 1940
CHAR 1/394/119

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Miss Pullinger, Private Secretary to H J Pilbrow [of Chartwell Farm, Kent], sending a form for a Government grant for ploughing up the meadow at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
19 Jun 1941
CHAR 1/394/120

Letter from Maryott Whyte to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], sending a form relating to a claim for a Government grant for ploughing up pasture at Chartwell [Kent], for WSC's signature, also on arrangements for WSC's visit to Chartwell.

1 folio
[Jun] [1941]
CHAR 1/394/121

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), accepting an estimate for installation of a Permutit water softener at Chartwell, at 243l 2s. [Carbon].

1 folio
29 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/122-123

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), to CSC, with an estimate for the purchase and installation of a water softener at Chartwell, 243l 2s, with printed diagram.

2 folios
22 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/124

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), on their offer of a Permutit Water Softener for Chartwell, stating that WSC and CSC were unable to accept such a costly gift, but that they would be interested in purchasing a softener. [Carbon].

1 folio
12 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/125

Letter from The Permutit Company Limited to A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) offering a water softener for Chartwell free of charge, as a token of the esteem in which WSC and CSC were held by the Board of Directors and members of the Company.

1 folio
01 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/126

Letter from Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, solicitors (London), to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on the diversion of a public footpath at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
10 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/394/127

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, Solicitors, on the diversion of a footpath at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Jan 1945
CHAR 1/394/128

Letter from Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, Solicitors, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on the diversion of a footpath at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
27 Dec 1944
CHAR 1/394/129

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, Solicitors, on the diversion of a footpath at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
23 Dec 1944
CHAR 1/394/130

Letter from Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty, Few and Company, Solicitors, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] on a request from R J Marnham, the tenant of Chartwell Farm [Kent], for a copy of the Quarter Sessions order diverting the footpath on the estate.

1 folio
29 Nov 1944
CHAR 1/394/131

Letter from Howard Robertson, of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects, to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] with thanks for sending a plan of the top floor at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
31 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/132

Letter from Howard Robertson, of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects, to CSC, on work at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
28 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/133

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Howard Robertson [of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects], sending a plan of the top floor at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
28 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/134

Letter from CSC to Howard Robertson [of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects], on building work at Chartwell [Kent], stating that she preferred his scheme in which the kitchen was built out besides the staff sitting room, asking him to visit the house with her in August. [Carbon].

1 folio
27 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/135-136

Letter from Howard Robertson, of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects, to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], stating that he had some sketch plans of Chartwell [Kent] to show CSC, asking for appointment to see her; includes note from Grace Hamblin to CSC.

2 folios
12 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/137

Letter from Howard Robertson, of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects, to CSC, with thanks for sending drawings of Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
05 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/138

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Howard Robertson [of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects], enclosing a further letter. [Carbon].

1 folio
04 Jul 1944
CHAR 1/394/139

Letter from CSC to Howard Robertson [of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects], on plans for building work at Chartwell [Kent], stating that she had abandoned her idea of building out the domestic offices, but that she wished to improve one of the most "horrific" features of the house, the gloomy basement passage running behind the Servants Hall and wine cellar.

1 folio
29 Jun 1944
CHAR 1/394/140

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Howard Robinson [of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects] with thanks for his letter of 22 May on work at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
26 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/141

Letter from Howard Robinson, of Stanley Hall and Easton and Robertson, Chartered Architects, to CSC, on work at Chartwell [Kent] to increase comfort and convenience in running the house.

1 folio
22 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/142

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited to CSC, on her enquiry about Magicoal electric fires, regretting that they had not been made during the War, and that they were unable to help her.

1 folio
27 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/143

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited to [Grace Hamblin], Private Secretary to CSC, acknowledging receipt of her letter of 6 October, confirming that CSC did not wish to proceed with installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
08 Oct 1943
CHAR 1/394/144

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, confirming that CSC did not wish to proceed with installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent], as she did not feel that she could ask for a supply of 157 pounds of steel. [Carbon].

1 folio
06 Oct 1943
CHAR 1/394/145

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, to CSC, on her order for Tubular Heating for Chartwell [Kent], instructing her that she had to obtain a Government licence for the 157 pounds of steel required.

1 folio
02 Oct 1943
CHAR 1/394/146-147

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, to CSC, on her order for Tubular Heating for Chartwell [Kent], instructing her that she had to obtain a Government licence for the 157 pounds of steel required, with note by Maryott Whyte that CSC would deal with the matter that week.

2 folios
21 Sep 1943
CHAR 1/394/148

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to CSC, with an estimate for removing the existing hot water apparatus from the Nursery Wing at Chartwell, at 43 pounds.

1 folio
31 Aug 1943
CHAR 1/394/149

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, to CSC, confirming receipt of her acceptance of their quotation for the installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
16 Aug 1943
CHAR 1/394/150

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, accepting their quotation of 30l 8s 7d, for installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent], seeking assurance that the temperature would reach 65 degrees Fahrenheit. [Carbon].

1 folio
11 Aug 1943
CHAR 1/394/151-152

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited to CSC, on their estimate for installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent], stating that the additional cost to allow for a temperature of 65 degrees Fahrenheit rather than 60 degrees would be 3l 12s 6d.

2 folios
03 Aug 1943
CHAR 1/394/153

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, on their estimate for the installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent], asking if the specified temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit was the maximum, as CSC felt that a temperature of at least 65 degrees would be necessary. [Carbon].

1 folio
22 Jul 1943
CHAR 1/394/154

Quotation for installation of Tubular Heating at Chartwell [Kent], 30l 8s 7d.

1 folio
16 Jul 1943
CHAR 1/394/155

Letter from [Grace Hamblin], Private Secretary to CSC, to Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, acknowledging receipt of their letter of 2 May. [Carbon].

1 folio
06 May 1942
CHAR 1/394/156

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, to CSC, on electrical loading at Chartwell [Kent], requiring the installation of an additional transformer.

1 folio
02 May 1942
CHAR 1/394/157

Letter from Sevenoaks and District Electricity Company Limited, to CSC, on the cooker and water heater at Jackson's Cottage, Chartwell [Kent].

1 1 page letter, torn in half on centre fold
21 Mar 1942
CHAR 1/394/158

Specification for the installation of electric heating in WSC's Clothes Room, Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames]'s Room and the New Bathroom in the Nursery Kitchen [Chartwell, Kent].

1 folio
c 1942
CHAR 1/394/159-160

Letter from CSC to A W Southon and Sons, [Builders, Edenbridge, Kent], on alterations to Chartwell: the caretaker couple were to have Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames]'s former bedroom (Tower Room) as their sitting room, with the cock-loft as their kitchen and the room next to the cock-loft as their bedroom, and a larder on the roof outside the cock-loft; CSC's visiting staff were to have the west bay fronted room as their sitting room, and the room next to that was to be the Cook's bedroom. [2 typescript copies].

2 folios
12 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/161

Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to CSC, with a report of a conversation with Mr Kirradge, Ministry of Works, Tunbridge Wells [Kent], who was willing to do anything in his power to ensure WSC's comfort at Chartwell, and would brush all formalities aside.

1 folio
23 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/162

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to A W Southon and Sons [Builders, Edenbridge, Kent] sending a form from the Ministry of Works for building work at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
02 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/163

Circular letter from the Regional Licensing Officer, Ministry of Works, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] stating that a Building Licence was necessary for an work costing more than 10 pounds.

1 folio
17 Apr 1945
CHAR 1/394/164

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to [A F Ewing], Private Secretary to the Minister of Works and Buildings, asking about the procedure for obtaining a licence for A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), to carry out maintenance work at Chartwell, mainly repairing damage caused by frost, and frozen pipes and cisterns. [Carbon].

1 folio
12 Apr 1945
CHAR 1/394/165

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], on repair work at Chartwell, stating as the work would cost more than 10 pounds it would be necessary to obtain a maintenance licence from the Ministry of Works and Buildings.

1 folio
27 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/394/166

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons [Builders, Edenbridge, Kent], accepting an estimate for work at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
06 Jun 1944
CHAR 1/394/167

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), to CSC, with an estimate for work at Chartwell: painting Horatia Seymour's garage doors, 4l 16s, painting the outside of [the chauffeur's] cottage, 5l 8s, and installing a stove in the kitchen [of CSC's own cottage, for Maryott Whyte], 23 pounds.

1 folio
31 May 1944
CHAR 1/394/168

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to CSC, acknowledging receipt of a letter of 25 April, on building work at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
27 Apr 1944
CHAR 1/394/169

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons [Builders, Edenbridge, Kent] asking for estimates for work at Chartwell; painting the iron door of Horatia Seymour's garage, painting the outside of the chauffeur's cottage, and replacement of a cooking stove in CSC's own cottage [for Maryott Whyte] with an open fireplace. [Carbon].

1 folio
25 Apr 1944
CHAR 1/394/170

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to Maryott Whyte, on repairs to the dining room floor of Chartwell Cottage.

1 folio
03 Sep 1943
CHAR 1/394/171

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to CSC, acknowledging receipt of a letter of 9 October, accepting an estimate for work at Chartwell.

1 folio
13 Oct 1943
CHAR 1/394/172

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), accepting an estimate for repairs to the dining room floor at Chartwell Cottage. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Oct 1943
CHAR 1/394/173

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders, (Edenbridge [Kent]), with an estimate for repairs to the dining room floor at Chartwell Cottage, at 30 pounds.

1 folio
07 Oct 1943
CHAR 1/394/174

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], confirming that there was a spare lavatory basin at Chartwell.

1 folio
28 May 1943
CHAR 1/394/175

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons [Builders, Edenbridge, Kent] asking if there was a spare lavatory basin at Chartwell, and how much it would cost to fix. [Carbon].

1 folio
01 Jun 1943
CHAR 1/394/176

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon [and Sons, Builder], asking if there was a spare washbasin at Chartwell [Kent], as CSC wished to have one fixed in the new house-maid's cupboard, she was planning not to have any wash stands in the staff bedrooms on the top floor, and did not think that one washbasin in the staff bathroom would be sufficient. [Carbon].

1 folio
25 May 1943
CHAR 1/394/177-180

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon [and Sons, Builder], on CSC's proposed improvements at Chartwell [Kent], particularly arrangement for domestic hot water and the heating of the nursery wing, which was supplied by a separate boiler. She wished that in future it would be better for everything to be harnessed to the main furnaces; her ultimate object was to simplify the heating arrangements. [Carbon].

4 folios
19 May 1943
CHAR 1/394/181

Estimate from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge, [Kent]), for fitting a new lavatory basin in the work room on the top floor of Chartwell, for 8l 3s, and to make and install a partition between Maid's Room and WSC's room, for 16l 10s.

1 folio
18 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/394/182

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to A W Southon and Sons [Builders, Edenbridge, Kent], on an estimate for work at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
16 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/394/183

Estimate from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), for work at Chartwell, fitting a new lavatory basin in the Work Room on the top floor, and fitting a partition between WSC's room and the Maid's Room, for 24l 13s and painting Horatia Seymour's cottage, for 4 pounds.

1 folio
14 Jul 1942
CHAR 1/394/184-186

Estimate from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]), for decorating Mrs Jackson's cottage at Chartwell, for 36l 6s.

3 folios
10 Apr 1942 - 08 May 1942
CHAR 1/394/187

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to [Robert Burns, Private Secretary to the Minister of Supply], on licensing timber for building work at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
31 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/188

Letter from Robert Burns, [Private Secretary to the Minister of Supply], to [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC], on licensing timber for building work at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
29 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/189

Letter from [Grace Hamblin], Private Secretary to CSC, to [Robert Burns], Private Secretary [to the Minister of Supply] requesting a permit for timber for repairing a cottage at Chartwell [Kent] which was full of dry rot, and becoming uninhabitable. [Carbon].

1 folio
29 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/190-191

Letter from A W Southon and Sons, Builders (Edenbridge [Kent]) to CSC, reporting on the condition of the cottage occupied by A E Hill [Head Gardener, Chartwell, Kent] which was badly affected by dry rot.

2 folios
08 Oct 1941
CHAR 1/394/192

Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, on a leak in the roof at Chartwell [Kent] which could be repaired with sail cloth and tar, stating that to obtain the sail cloth it was necessary to obtain a Priority Order from the Ministry of Supply [annotated by WSC with a note to the Private Office, asking them to arrange this "if it is not improper"].

1 folio
17 Oct 1940
CHAR 1/394/193

Letter from Post Office Telephones, Tunbridge Wells Area, Kent, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], acknowledging a receipt of agreement for additional telephones at Chartwell.

1 folio
27 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/194

Letter from Post Office Telephones, Tunbridge Wells Area, Kent, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], sending a form [not present] relating to the extension to the office at Chartwell from the Westerham 93 switchboard, and confirming that the extension to the Cottage [at Chartwell] from Westerham 81 was to be left as at present.

1 folio
27 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/195

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to the Telephone Manager, Tunbridge Wells Area [Kent], requesting an extension from the Westerham 93 switchboard to the office at Chartwell, and confirming that the extension from Westerham 81 in the Cottage bedroom [at Chartwell] was to be left as at present to maintain communication with the Manor Office. [Carbon].

1 folio
06 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/196

Letter from Post Office Telephones, Tunbridge Wells Area, Kent, to Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], sending forms for the removal of the Westerham 93 switchboard from the Cottage at Chartwell to the Manor, and for the provision of separate exchange lines to the Cottage and to Stable Cottage.

1 folio
02 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/197

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on requirements for the telephone services at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
24 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/198

Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to the Telephone Manager, Tunbridge Wells Area [Kent], asking if it would be possible to move the Westerham 93 switchboard from the Cottage [at Chartwell] to Chartwell Manor, where it could be connected when WSC re-occupied the house in 2-3 months time, also asking if it would be possible to install separate telephones in the Cottage, and Stable Cottage. [Carbon].

1 folio
23 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/199

Note from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to CSC, confirming that Ben Smith would take away a tree at Chartwell [Kent], and saw it into short logs, charging only his labour, stating that the tree was no good for timber, but would burn very well.

1 folio
Jul 1945
CHAR 1/394/200

Letter from Ben Smith (Brasted, Kent) to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], confirming that he would remove a fallen tree, and clear a path at Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
09 Jul 1945
CHAR 1/394/201

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Ben Smith [Brasted, Kent], with thanks for his cheque for two beech trees at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
02 Jun 1945
CHAR 1/394/202

Letter from Ben Smith (Brasted, Kent) to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], on the removal of two beech trees at Chartwell, sending a cheque for 7 pounds in payment, and confirming that he would ask his men to be as careful as possible to avoid causing damage to the grounds.

1 folio
30 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/203

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to Ben Smith [Brasted, Kent], asking him to remove two copper beech trees at Chartwell. [Carbon].

1 folio
25 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/204

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Ben Smith [Brasted, Kent], stating that CSC did not wish to take any action [over beech trees at Chartwell] for the time being. [Carbon].

1 folio
20 Mar 1945
CHAR 1/394/205

Letter from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to Ben Smith [Brasted, Kent], on two copper beech trees at Chartwell, which obstructed the light at the front of the house, which CSC wished to have removed, asking if he would be interested in buying them. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Feb 1945
CHAR 1/394/206

Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, asking if it would be possible to use German prisoners-of-war to remove barbed wire from the Chartwell estate [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
29 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/207

Note from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to CSC, on the possibility of using German prisoners-of-war to clear barbed wire from the Chartwell estate [Kent], also on the possibility of employing a second gardener, and on the removal of two copper beech trees from in front of the house.

1 folio
28 May 1945
CHAR 1/394/208

Letter from Ben Smith (Brasted, Kent), to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC], reporting on the condition of two copper beech trees at Chartwell, offering 7 pounds for them, and suggesting that CSC could easily dispose of a good quantity of trees on the estate, particularly in the wood bordering Puddledock Lane, earning a considerable sum of money, and helping the National Effort.

1 folio
14 Feb 1945