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CHAR 2/152/1 Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] summarising CHAR 2/152/2 and CHAR 2/152/3 and suggesting WSC submit a quotation about Rupert Brooke. [May] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/2 Letter from Ambrose Dunstan (Burltons, Donhead, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to [WSC] enclosing CHAR 2/152/3 and asking him to contribute a quotation for his book. 01 [May] 1927
CHAR 2/152/3 Circular letter from Ambrose Dunstan (Burltons, Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire) on his scheme to compile a book of 365 quotations from past and present members of Oxford University, the proceeds from the sale of which will go to the British Legion for the alleviation of distress of ex-servicemen. Sent with CHAR 2/152/2. 01 [May] 1927
CHAR 2/152/4 Form sent with CHAR 2/152/3. [May] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/5-6 Circular letter from Ambrose Dunstan (Burltons, Donhead, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) on his compilation of 365 quotations submitted by past and present members of Oxford University, with table showing which days of the year already have a quotation associated with them. [May] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/7 Letter from Edward Marsh to Nathan Snyder stating that there is no possibility of WSC visiting the United States in the near future. Carbon typescript copy. 06 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/8 Telegram from Nathan Snyder (12 Huntington Avenue, Boston, [United States]) to WSC inviting him to give twenty lectures in the United States. 05 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/9 Letter from Edward Marsh to the secretary of the 1820 Memorial Settlers' Association stating that WSC wishes to resign from the general council of the Association as he no longer has any connection with the Colonial Office and wishes to restrict his association with outside bodies as much as possible. Carbon typescript copy. 11 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/10 Letter from A Weston Jarvis, acting chairman of the 1820 Memorial Settlers' Association London committee (199 Piccadilly, London) to WSC asking for a contribution to the cost of a luncheon being given by the Association to a delegation of South African farmers. 29 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/152/11 Letter from Edward Marsh to Arthur Quigley conveying WSC's regret that he does not think his (WSC's) pictures are good enough for public exhibition. Carbon typescript copy. 13 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/12-13 Letter from Arthur Quigley (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) to WSC inviting him to contribute pictures for the gallery's autumn exhibition and enclosing CHAR 2/152/14 and CHAR 2/152/15. 10 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/14 Circular letter from Arthur Quigley (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool) inviting contributions of works to the gallery's autumn exhibition. 10 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/15 Regulations and lending form for the autumn exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Sent with CHAR 2/152/12-13. 1927
CHAR 2/152/16 Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/152/17-22 and arguing that Liberals who have supported the Government should be officially informed that they will not be opposed by Conservatives at the next general election and that the Conservative programme will not include items which these Liberals could not support. 25 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/17-22 "Memorandum on the possibility of reserving certain constituencies at the next election for Liberals pledged to support a Conservative government." By Frederick Guest. Sent with CHAR 2/152/16. 24 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/23-26 Letter from Baron Georg Franckenstein (Anglo-Austrian Society in London, 18 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC inviting him to join the Committee of the British Art Exhibition in Vienna [Austria]. 25 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/27-28 Letter from Baron Georg Franckenstein (Austrian Legation, 18 Belgrave Square, [London]) to CSC enclosing CHAR 2/152/29-34 and asking her to get WSC to talk to Walter Guinness [later Lord Moyne] to persuade his father, Lord Iveagh, to loan some pictures to the Committee of the British Art Exhibition in Vienna [Austria]. 25 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/29-34 List of people asked to loan pictures by the Committee of the British Art Exhibition in Vienna [Austria]. Sent with CHAR 2/152/27-28. [May] 1927
CHAR 2/152/35 Cutting from the "Observer": WSC's letter to Edward Spears attacking trade union involvement in politics and Bolshevik interference in British affairs. Draft of this letter at CHAR 2/152/37-45. 29 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/36 Note from WSC to James Grigg asking him to check a sentence about Taff Vale and some figures about the increase in strikes. 27 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/37-45 Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to Edward Spears attacking trade union involvement in politics, Bolshevik interference in British affairs and the failure of the Liberals to give a decisive lead on these] issues. Annotated typescript draft. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/152/46-54. 27 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/46-54 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/152/37-45. 27 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/55 Letter from Edward Marsh to Robert W Dana conveying WSC's regret that he is unable to visit the exhibition of the work of Dana's father. Carbon typescript copy. 30 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/56 Letter from Robert W Dana (15 Cranley Place, Onslow Square, [London]) to WSC informing him of a forthcoming exhibition of his father's paintings. 30 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/57 Letter from WSC to Francis Curzon [later 5th Lord Howe] on his suggestion that the Marquis of Blandford [later 10th Duke of Marlborough] should stand for Peckham. Typescript copy. 31 May 1927
CHAR 2/152/58 Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] on the suggestion of Francis Curzon [later 5th Lord Howe] that the Marquis of Blandford [later 10th Duke of Marlborough] should stand for Peckham. Typescript copy. 20 May [1927]
CHAR 2/152/59 Envelope marked: "Secret: Arcos Papers". [Refers to CHAR 2/152/60-65, CHAR 2/152/66-71 and CHAR 2/152/72-82]. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/60-65 Statement by Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] on the discovery by the Government of documents showing that the Russian trade delegation has been used as a cover for subversive activities in Britain by Soviet agents. Another copy at CHAR 2/152/66-71. Another version at CHAR 2/152/72-82. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/66-71 Another copy of CHAR 2/152/60-65. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/72-82 Another version of CHAR 2/152/60-65. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/83 Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (18 Cadogan Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his role in the award to Hoare of the GBE. 03 Jun [1927]
CHAR 2/152/84 Letter from Charles Pauscus (1 Upper Brook Street, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his telegram of congratulation on the award of an honour. 03 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/85 Letter from Sir Geoffrey Congreve (Congreve Manor, Stafford) to WSC thanking him for his telegram of congratulations [on the award to him of a baronetcy], which is a recognition of the services of his father, Sir Walter Congreve, and remembering meeting WSC on board the "Cumberland" in 1914. 04 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/86 Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (Durrington House, Harlow, Essex) to WSC thanking him for his telegram of congratulations on the award to Goschen [of a baronetcy]. 08 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/87 Letter from [WSC] to Edward Spears asserting that it was not Spears's fault that he was beaten [in the election for the Bosworth Division of Leicestershire]. Carbon typescript copy. 08 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/88-90 Letter from Edward Spears (8 Little College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC attributing his defeat [in the Bosworth Division of Leicestershire] to Liberal claims that a vote for them was the only means of keeping the Socialist out, noting the increasing extremism of Labour supporters in the constituency and thanking WSC for his letter of support. 02 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/91 Newspaper cuttings: speeches in Ireland attacking Fianna Fail. Sent with CHAR 2/152/93. [Jun] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/92 Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Hazel, Lady Lavery thanking her for information about E Blythe's campaign [see CHAR 2/152/91], expressing delight that Sir John Lavery is progressing and reporting that he is trying to paint the Palladian Bridge at Wilton [Wiltshire]. Typescript copy. 09 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/93 Letter from Hazel, Lady Lavery (Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, [Sussex]) to WSC on: the campaign of E Blythe, the Irish minister of finance, against Jeremiah McVeagh, who has joined with the supporters of John Redmond, who are making life difficult for the Irish Free State government and are indirectly helping the supporters of Eamon De Valera, who has received funds from the United States. Reports that Sir John Lavery is getting well and is talking of painting Brighton Pavilion. 03 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/94-95 Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne on the award of honours to printers and others who worked on the "British Gazette" during the General Strike and WSC's memories of the strike. Typescript copy. 10 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/96 Letter from H A Gwynne (The "Morning Post", 15 Tudor Street, [London]) to [WSC ] thanking him for remembering those who worked for the "British Gazette" in the honours list. 03 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/97 Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (Air Ministry) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/152/98-99. 11 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/98-99 Letter from [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] to [Stanley Baldwin, later Lord Baldwin] responding to the telegrams which have passed between the Foreign Office and Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] by arguing that Britain should insist on the complete carrying out of any demands it makes in Egypt. Typescript carbon copy sent with CHAR 2/152/97. 11 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/100 Letter from Edward Marsh to W F Romanoff acknowledging WSC's receipt of CHAR 2/152/102. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/101 Note from Lady Edward Spencer Churchill (Northwick Park, Blockley, Worcestershire) regretting having opened [CHAR 2/152/102] by mistake. [Jun] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/102 Letter from Metropolitan Anthony, president, and W F Romanoff, secretary general, of the Council of the Russian Committee in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, to [WSC] thanking him for his tribute to Tsar Nicholas II and the part played by the Russian army during the war. Incorrectly addressed to Lord Edward Spencer Churchill. [May] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/103 Envelope which contained CHAR 2/152/102. May 1927
CHAR 2/152/104 Letter from Edward Marsh to Captain J Pitchford stating that WSC once won a legal action against people who were spreading the false story that he broke his parole at Pretoria [South Africa] during the Boer War and therefore Pitchford is safe in contradicting the story. Carbon typescript copy. 14 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/105 Letter from Captain J Pitchford (117 Hartington Road, Brighton, [Sussex]) to WSC asking him to confirm that he did not break his parole when he escaped from Pretoria [South Africa] during the Boer War so that Pitchford can refute assertions to the contrary being made in Brighton, and regretting that Conservative speakers do not come to the town to answer Communist and Independent Labour Party speakers. 12 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/106 Page from the "African World" including report of speech at the British Empire Service League conference by Sir Abe Bailey on the development and settlement of South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/152/107. 11 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/107 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his congratulations on winning the Gold Cup and enclosing CHAR 2/152/106. 18 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/108-110 Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC attacking David Lloyd George's intention of using his followers to hold the balance of power between the Conservatives and Labour after the next election, announcing that he has persuaded ten other members to pledge themselves to support the forming of a Conservative government after the election, stressing the need to keep this secret to avoid Liberal opposition, and asking WSC to inform Conservative Central Office of this pledge. 22 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/111 Letter from Edward Marsh to Colin McKenzie conveying WSC's regret that he is unable [to help McKenzie and his wife visit his wife's uncle, John Crom]. Typescript carbon copy. 22 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/112 Notes by WSC and Edward Marsh on whether John Crom was involved in the armoured train incident during the Boer War. 21 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/113 Note by Edward Marsh summarising CHAR 2/152/114. [Jun] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/114 Letter from Colin McKenzie (49 Sandyfauld Street, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC asking for financial help to enable him and his wife to visit his wife's uncle, John Crom, whom he claims to have been present with WSC at the armoured train incident during the Boer War. 07 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/115 Letter from [WSC] to P M Stewart (the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd) asserting that the present House of Commons would not be enthusiastic [about the placing of a bust of John Redmond in the House]. Carbon typescript copy. 22 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/116-118 Letter from P M Stewart, former director of the Government Rolling Mills in Southampton and son of Halley Stewart (The Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd, Portland House, Tothill Street, Westminster, London), to WSC suggesting that a bust of John Redmond be placed in the House of Commons and explaining that he is approaching WSC because he is the only member of the present government who was involved in the pre-war Home Rule movement. 20 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/119 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/152/120 and hoping that the three bottle of red brandy he sent were received. 25 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/120 Cutting: comment by the "Rand Daily Mail" on movement towards agreement over the design of the new flag of South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/152/119. [Jun] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/121 Letter from [Lord Balfour, earlier Arthur Balfour] (4 Carlton Gardens, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC thanking him [for securing free accommodation in Burlington Houe for the British Academy]. 25 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/122 Letter from Edward Marsh to Brendan Bracken hoping that WSC can be let off attending a meeting on the Lord Stevenson memorial. Carbon typescript copy. 01 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/123-124 Circular letter from [Brendan Bracken] (Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, 6 Middle New Street, London) announcing the recommendation for Lord Stevenson memorial scholarships of Peter Coryndon, the son of Sir Robert Coryndon, a colonial administrator in Rhodesia, Swaziland, Uganda and Kenya, and Arthur Monk, the son of a junior Foreign Office official who died as a result of his war services. 29 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/125 Note by WSC instructing Edward Marsh to reply to Sir Maurice Hankey that WSC thinks it is wrong of the Army Council to tamper with the work of [Cecil Aspinall, later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander] the official historian [of the Dardanelles campaign]. 03 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/126 Letter from Sir Maurice Hankey (Offices of the Cabinet) to Edward Marsh on passages in Cecil's Aspinall's [later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander] history [of the Dardanelles campaign] which the War Office wishes to be excised. 02 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/127 Note [on the desire of the War Office to excise a passage from Cecil Aspinall's [later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander] official history of the Dardanelles campaign]. 29 Jun [1927]
CHAR 2/152/128 Letter from Edward Marsh (Treasury Chambers) to Sir Maurice Hankey on the passages in Cecil Aspinall's [later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander] official history of the Dardanelles campaign which the War Office wish to be excised. 28 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/129 Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] reporting that Edward Spears has told him that Cecil Aspinall [later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander], the official historian of the Dardanelles campaign, has written a chapter on policy which completely justifies WSC's views and which the War Office has vetoed on the grounds that Aspinall had exceeded his brief. 28 Jun [1927]
CHAR 2/152/130 Letter from [9th Duke of Marlborough] (Blenheim) to WSC on: WSC's query about the King of Egypt; the formation of a committee of the House of Commons to decide what constitutes a money bill with regard to its passage through the House of Lords; Marlborough's belief that WSC should enforce economy in government departments rather than impose new forms of taxation. Encloses CHAR 2/152/131. 03 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/131 Memorandum by 9th Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim) arguing that the imposition of small personal economies on heads of government departments will encourage them to make more general savings. Sent with CHAR 2/152/130. 02 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/132 Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC on WSC's speeches [on the Finance Bill] and the need to keep the City of London on the Government's side. 04 Jul [1927]
CHAR 2/152/133 Letter from Walter Baker (House of Commons) to WSC thanking him for his note [see CHAR 2/152/134] and stating that he does not wish to use his health as an excuse for his possibly irritating behaviour in the House. 04 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/134 Letter from [WSC] to Walter Baker regretting that he clashed with Baker in the House of Commons over the Civil Service Clause of the Trade Union Bill now that he has heard that Baker is suffering ill health. Typescript copy. 30 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/135 Memorandum from "H W J S" (12 Downing Street) to George Gibbs reporting that he informed James Grigg that Walter Baker, with whom WSC clashed in the House of Commons over the Civil Service Clause of the Trades Disputes Bill, is dying of cancer and therefore not able to do himself justice. [Jul] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/136 Letter from Sir Laming Worthington-Evans (War Office) to WSC on the specifications of the United States tanks in Tientsin, China. 05 Jul [1927]
CHAR 2/152/137 Telegram from WSC to William Cosgrave [President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State] expressing sympathy [at the death of Kevin O'Higgins]. Manuscript copy. 11 Jul [1927]
CHAR 2/152/138 Letter from [9th Duke of Marlborough] (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has given WSC's letter to Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough and that their plans are unsettled. 11 Jul [1927]
CHAR 2/152/139 Letter from WSC to Lord Mildmay [earlier Francis Mildmay] acknowledging that Mildmay cannot come to the Unionist demonstration at Bicton [Devon] because he is attending the inauguration of the Menin Gate memorial, which WSC himself would like to have gone to. Carbon typescript copy. 11 Jul [1927]
CHAR 2/152/140 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/152/141. Typescript. 10 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/141 Letter from Lord Mildmay [earlier Francis Mildmay] to WSC explaining that he cannot attend the Unionist meeting at Bicton (Devon) because he has been required by Lord Plumer [earlier Sir Herbert Plumer] to attend the inauguration of the Menin Gate memorial at Ypres. 07 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/142 Letter from Alfredo Dallolio (Rome, [Italy]) to WSC remembering their past collaboration and thanking him for his help. 11 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/143 Letter from Edward Marsh to Brendan Bracken conveying WSC's agreement to become chairman of the trustees [of the Lord Stevenson memorial scholarship fund] but adding that Marsh will transact most of the business. Carbon typescript copy. 11 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/144 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh agreeing to become chairman of the trustees [of the Lord Stevenson Memorial scholarship fund] and delegating all the work to Marsh. Typescript. 10 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/145 Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] summarising CHAR 2/152/146-147. [Jul] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/146-147 Letter from Brendan Bracken (The Banker, 9 East Harding Street, London) to Edward Marsh asking whether WSC will be the chairman of the trustees of the Lord Stevenson memorial scholarships, describing the difficulties of finding a suitable child to receive the scholarship, complaining about the Chapter of St Paul's objecting to Stevenson because he was a whiskey merchant, and asking whether WSC can help to get the fund exempt from income tax. 04 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/148 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (Foreign Office) to WSC stating that he has no objection to the substance of [WSC's proposed speech on peace and progress at the Mansion House, London] but suggesting that he rearrange it so that it ends on a positive note to please listeners from the United States. 12 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/149 Letter from Edward Marsh to John Murray stating that WSC does not think that he will have an opportunity of mentioning education [in his speech at Bicton, Devon]. Carbon typescript copy. 12 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/150 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/152/151-152. Typescript. 10 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/151-152 Letter from John Murray, principal of the University College of the South West (Exeter, [Devon]) to WSC asking him to mention the appeal campaign for the college in his speech at Bicton [Devon] and enclosing CHAR 2/152/153-161. 08 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/153 Passage describing the aspirations behind the establishment of the University College of the South West [Exeter, Devon] suggested by John Murray for inclusion in WSC's speech at Bicton [Devon]. Sent with CHAR 2/152/151-152. [Jul] [1927]
CHAR 2/152/154-155 Circular describing the aims of the University College of the South West [Exeter, Devon] building and endowment appeal. Sent with CHAR 2/152/151-152. Another copy at CHAR 2/152/156-157. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/156-157 Another copy of CHAR 2/152/154-155. Sent with CHAR 2/152/151-152. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/158 Pamphlet: speeches delivered by the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII] and Sir Henry Lopes at the laying of the foundation stone of the new buildings of the University College of the South West [Exeter, Devon], 7 June, and extract referring to the College from a speech by Stanley Baldwin at Truro [Cornwall], 23 June. Front page features photograph of the Prince. Sent with CHAR 2/152/151-152. Another copy at CHAR 2/152/159. 07 Jun 1927 - 23 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/159 Another copy of CHAR 2/152/158. 07 Jun 1927 - 23 Jun 1927
CHAR 2/152/160 Pamphlet by John Murray, principal, on the University College of the South West of England [Exeter, Devon] building and endowment appeal. Sent with CHAR 2/152/151-152. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/161 Another copy of CHAR 2/152/160. [1927]
CHAR 2/152/162 Letter from Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] (Admiralty) to WSC agreeing to WSC's suggestion that Beatty give advice on policy matters. 14 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/163 Letter from [WSC] to Leopold Amery (Colonial Office) asking him to consider Frederick Guest as member of the East African Commission. Carbon typescript copy. 15 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/164 Letter from Alleyn Ireland (16 Gramercy Park, New York, [United States]) to WSC enclosing a copy of his "The New Korea" [not present]. 30 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/165 Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/152/166, CHAR 2/152/167 and CHAR 2/152/168. c 1987
CHAR 2/152/166 Letter from 4th Lord Howe (34 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London) to WSC on the desire of Prince Lonyay, the husband of Princess Stephanie, daughter of King Leopold of the Belgians, to see WSC. 16 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/152/167 Letter from 4th Lord Howe (34 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London) to WSC asking him to send his reply to Prince Lonyay [husband of Princess Stephanie, daughter of King Leopold of the Belgians] to Brown's Hotel. Jul [1927]
CHAR 2/152/168 Letter from Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby] (Privy Purse Office, Buckingham Palace) to WSC conveying the pleasure of King George V over the passage through the House of Commons of the Crown Lands Bill, which will enable him to exchange "the white elephants in Richmond Park" for houses in London, and passing on the King's thanks to WSC for smoothing the bill's passage. 25 Jul 1927