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CHAR 1/408 Personal: Correspondence and papers on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, London.

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CHAR 1/408/1-2

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd., Estate Agents, Albion St., London W2 to CSC on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, London.

2 folios
01 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/3-4

Letter from the PS to WSC to The Ecclesiastical Commission, Millbank, London, SW1, on proposed purchase of 42 year lease on 58 Porchester Terrace, stating that the property was in a lamentable state of repair, and that heavy expenditure would be required to make it a "serviceable, comfortable, modernised property", asking about the conditions on the lease and the minimum repair and renovation that the Commission would require [carbon].

2 folios
01 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/5-6

Letter from Associated Purchasers, Sackville Street, London, W1 to WSC, on the installation of a passenger lift in his London house, quoting between 200 pounds and 350 pounds.

2 folios
02 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/7-8

Note from WSC to CSC on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, and the question of what to do with the London Flat, 11 Morpeth Mansions, concluding "Whatever happens, we must not have Chartwell, the flat and No. 58 on our hands at the same time" [unsigned typescript].

2 folios
[Nov] [1937]
CHAR 1/408/9-10

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co., Estate Agents, Albion St., London W2 to WSC, on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace,.

2 folios
05 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/11

Letter from WSC to Mullett, Booker &Co., Estate Agents, Albion St., London W2, on payment of commission regarding purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace [carbon].

1 folio
06 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/12-13

Letter from the PS to CSC to Charles Goodwin, Architect, Edenbridge, Kent, on the garage at 58 Porchester Terrace, which she was considering buying, also on the cottage at Chartwell to by occupied by Maryott Whyte and Mary Churchill [carbon].

2 folios
08 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/14

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd. to WSC, on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
08 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/15

Letter from Henry Osborn, Nicholl, Manisty &Co. to WSC, on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
09 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/16

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty &Co. to WSC, on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
08 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/17-18

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty &Co. to WSC, on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace.

2 folios
19 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/19

Letter from WSC to Nicholl, Manisty &Co., on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, London, particularly the importance of making certain that there was no liability to put the house in good order at the end of the 41 year lease, stating that he would do so at the beginning, but not at the end. Claiming that the owners, the Paddington Estate had admitted that at the end of the lease, the house would be so old that it would have practically no value, and that they were on weak grounds in demanding repair clauses in the lease [carbon].

1 folio
20 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/20-24

Letter from Charles Goodwin, Architect, Edenbridge, Kent, to WSC, estimate for proposed building work at 58 Porchester Terrace, amounting to £4077 [typescript, with handwritten annotations by CSC].

5 folios
22 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/25

Letter from Associated Purchasers, Sackville St., London W1, to WSC, on proposal to fit a passenger lift at 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
24 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/26

Letter from R W J Gibbon, Architect, Great James St., London WC1, to WSC, asking if he had received report on condition of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
24 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/27

Letter from the PS to WSC to R W J Gibbon, Architect, Great James St., London WC1, acknowledging receipt of report on the condition of 58 Porchester Terrace [carbon].

1 folio
26 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/28

Letter from the PS to WSC to Associated Purchasers Ltd., London, thanks for information about passenger lifts [carbon].

1 folio
26 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/29

Letter from Associated Purchasers Ltd., London, to Violet Pearman, acknowledging receipt of letter of 26 Nov.

1 folio
30 Nov 1937
CHAR 1/408/30

Draft agreement for assignment of lease of 58 Porchester Terrace, up to 31 Mar 1938, between the executors of Annie Leigh Browne and WSC.

1 6p document
[Nov] 1937
CHAR 1/408/31

Map of the London Underground, with inset showing the Central London, with route from Bayswater to Westminster highlighted [WSC was considering buying a house in Porchester Terrace, Bayswater].

1 folio
[1937]
CHAR 1/408/32-33

Note from WSC to CSC, on proposal to buy 58 Porchester Terrace, commenting on list of repairs required by the owners, the Paddington Estate, amounting to £1570, commenting that it would be imprudent to commit themselves to large expenditure while they still owned two other properties, that the world was in "such an uncertain state" that they should "secure the utmost freedom possible", assuring her that he had decided nothing, but had merely assembled all of the elements necessary for a decision [unsigned typescript].

2 folios
[Dec] [1937]
CHAR 1/408/34

Letter from WSC to Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty &Co.,on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, and repairs required by the freeholders, the Paddington Estate [typescript copy].

1 folio
31 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/408/35-38

Questions by WSC on the proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, and necessary repairs and alterations, with answers supplied by Charles Goodwin [carbon].

4 folios
[Dec] 1937
CHAR 1/408/39-43

Note from WSC to CSC on proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, and the decision to sell, or close Chartwell by October 1938 [typescript, with manuscript annotations by WSC and CSC "I think this is sound, Clemmie"].

5 folios
24 Nov [1937]
CHAR 1/408/44-56

Schedule of repairs required to 58 Porchester Terrace before the owners of the freehold, the Paddington Estate, were prepared to grant a new lease.

13 folios
20 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/408/57-59

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty &Co., Solicitors, London, to WSC on the proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, and repairs required by the freeholder, the Paddington Estate, before a new lease could be granted.

3 folios
20 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/408/60-62

Letter from The Paddington Estate to Nicholl, Manisty &Co., setting out terms for granting of a new lease of 58 Porchester Terrace to WSC [typescript copy].

3 folios
22 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/408/63-64

Note from WSC to CSC, on proposal to buy 58 Porchester Terrace, commenting on list of repairs required by the owners, the Paddington Estate, amounting to £1570, commenting that it would be imprudent to commit themselves to large expenditure while they still owned two other properties, that the world was in "such an uncertain state" that they should "secure the utmost freedom possible", assuring her that he had decided nothing, but had merely assembled all of the elements necessary for a decision [unsigned typescript].

2 folios
[Dec] [1937]
CHAR 1/408/65-68

Questions by WSC on the proposed purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, and necessary repairs and alterations, with answers supplied by Charles Goodwin [carbon].

4 folios
[Dec] 1937
CHAR 1/408/69-71

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty &Co., Solicitors, London, to WSC, on terms of Paddington Estate for granting new lease on 58 Porchester Terrace.

3 folios
23 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/408/72-73

Letter from WSC to Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty &Co., Solicitors, London, to WSC, on terms of Paddington Estate for granting new lease on 58 Porchester Terrace [carbon].

2 folios
31 Dec 1937
CHAR 1/408/74

Letter from WSC to Charles Goodwin, on plans for 58 Porchester Terrace, stating that the wine cellar would need to be converted to a silver safe, and that they would need a housemaid's cupboard on the top floor [carbon].

1 folio
07 Feb 1938
CHAR 1/408/75

Letter from the PS to WSC to Mullett, Booker &Co., Estate Agents, London, sending WSC's cheque for £100, for fees in connection with negotiations for purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace [carbon].

1 folio
19 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/408/76-77

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co., Estate Agents, London, to WSC, acknowledging receipt of cheque for £100, for fees in connection with negotiations for purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace, attaching receipt.

2 folios
21 Mar 1938
CHAR 1/408/78

Letter from the Paddington Estate to Nicholl, Manisty &Co., asking if WSC was still interested in purchasing lease on 58 Porchester Terrace [typescript copy].

1 folio
05 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/408/79

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty &Co. to WSC, on his decision not to proceed with purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
06 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/408/80

Letter from Henry Osborn, Nicholl, Manisty &Co. to WSC, on his decision not to proceed with purchase of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
13 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/408/81

Account from R W J Gibbon, Architect, London, £9 18s, for report on condition of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
22 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/408/82

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co., Estate Agents, London W2, to WSC, sending account from R W J Gibbon, Architect, London, £9 18s, for report on condition of 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
26 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/408/83

Letter from Mullett, Booker &Co., Estate Agents, London W2, to WSC,stating that the Paddington Estate were prepared to let 58 Porchester Terrace at £350 a year, and that the Estate might be prepared to make an allowance toward the cost of carrying out the work.

1 folio
28 Apr 1938
CHAR 1/408/84

Letter from R W J Gibbon to WSC, acknowledging receipt of cheque in settlement of account for report on 58 Porchester Terrace.

1 folio
02 May 1938
CHAR 1/408/85

Letter from the PS to WSC to Mullett, Booker &Co. Ltd, Estate Agents, confirming that WSC wished to be kept informed about the position of the property at 58 Porchester Terrace [carbon].

1 folio
03 May 1938
CHAR 1/408/86

Survey and Report on 58 Porchester Terrace, Hyde Park, London, by R W J Gibbon, Great James St., London WC.

1 6p document
05 Nov 1937