Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence etc.

Reference code: CHAR 20/92

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Date: 1943

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CHAR 20/92/1 Photograph of a portrait of General Sylvester Churchill with information about his life endorsed [sent with CHAR 20/92/39] The photographer is Horydczak, 4280 W Street, Washington D C, United States. Photograph is in black and white. 1943
CHAR 20/92/2-18 Photographs of a portrait of General Sylvester Churchill. The photographer is George P King 43 London Road, Sevenoaks, Kent Photographs are black and white. 1943
CHAR 20/92/19-20 Letter from King George VI to WSC about his concern for the political situation in North Africa: stating that since the launch of Torch [Allied invasion of French North Africa] the situation has grown worse blaming the "underhand dealings" of Robert Murphy [United States Political Representative in North Africa] with the Vichy Regime [France] for dividing the two French sides; that little can be done to strengthen the position of General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis] and Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters in Algiers] and that the date of Husky [capture of Sicily] is to be postponed Signed manuscript in the Kings own hand. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/92/21 Envelope with seal which contained the letters CHAR 20/92/19-20 and CHAR 20/92/24-28. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/92/22-23 Typescript copy of CHAR 20/92/19-20. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/92/24-28 Letter from WSC to King George VI about the situation in North Africa stating that: he is not seriously worried by the events in North Africa and does not doubt the loyalty of Robert Murphy [United States political representative in North Africa]; that the divisions between the French are due to General de Gaulle's hostility to Britain and that his refusal to make a friendly settlement at Casablanca [Morocco] angered the United States; that Husky [capture of Sicily] is due to commence in June and that although the United States had suffered a recent defeat this was due to lack of experience which the 10th and 30th Corps, now in Tunisia, did not suffer from. Reference to "Boniface" is crossed through. [Signature in typescript. Copy with annotations]. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/92/29 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt enclosing a copy of the film "Desert Victory" which he thought was very good Initialled in typescript. Copy with annotations. 05 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/30 Letter from President Roosevelt to WSC praising the film "Desert Victory" and claiming that everybody is talking about the film and that "great good will be done". The President also mentions that he was suffering from sleeping sickness. Signed. 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/31 Note referring to a letter sent by President Roosevelt about an old lady, who remembered a visit by WSC to the United States when he was a baby [see CHAR 20/92/40 and CHAR 20/92/42]. Manuscript. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/32 Letter from Freeman Matthews (Embassy of the United States of America, 1 Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter from President Roosevelt. Signed. 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/33 Letter from Freeman Matthews (Embassy of the United States of America, 1 Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter from President Roosevelt. Signed. Annotated:" Mrs Churchill has seen". 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/34 Letter from "F B" to Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States of America) [Second Secretary, United States Embassy in London] thanking him on the WSC's behalf for transmitting a letter from President Roosevelt. Signed. 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/35 Letter from Freeman Matthews (Embassy of the United States of America, 1 Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter from President Roosevelt. Signed. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/36-37 Letter from "F B" to Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States of America) [Second Secretary, United States Embassy, in London] thanking him on WSC's behalf for transmitting a letter from President Roosevelt. Includes signed envelope with seal from the White House to WSC. 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/38 Note referring to a letter sent from President Roosevelt to WSC "enclosing photograph of a portrait of General Sylvester Churchill (an ancestor of a Mrs Harrison [The wife of the United States Minister to Switzerland] and also of the PM)" [see CHAR 10/92/39]. Manuscript. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/39 Letter from President Roosevelt (The White House) to WSC enclosing [CHAR 20/92/38, a letter and photograph of General Sylvester Churchill from Mrs Harrison, the wife of the United States Minister to Switzerland about an ancestor of hers and possibly of WSC] asking WSC to glance at the items enclosed and agreeing with Mrs Harrison on the resemblance. Signed. 02 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/40 Letter from President Roosevelt (The White House) to WSC expressing surprise at WSC having visited The United States as a baby and having visited Amenia (New York) [see CHAR/20/92/43]. Annotated by WSC: "Ref for your letter Mar 19 my first visit to was in December 1895 when I was already too big for my baby carriage - send by teleprinter 30/3." Signed. 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/41 Letter from Nancy Churchill Harrison (2343 Street Washington D C [United States]) to President Roosevelt enclosing a photograph of a portrait of General Sylvester Churchill whom she believes may be an ancestor of WSC Sent with CHAR 20/92/39. See CHAR 20/92/1. 27 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/92/42 Letter from Jerome Tobin (Attorney at Law, 60 East 42nd Street, New York [United States]) to President Roosevelt informing him of a story an old woman told him about a visit by Lady Randolph Churchill to Amenia (New York) when WSC was a baby. Signed. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/43 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that his first visit to The United States was in December 1895 and that he was already too big for a baby carriage copy (276) (T413/3). 30 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/44 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC with the message "some Baby" Annotated: "The Prime Minister has seen" (267) (T417/3). 30 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/45 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him to thank Mrs Harrison on his behalf for the photograph a portrait of General Sylvester Churchill Part in WSC's hand. 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/92/46 Envelope with the Prime Minister's seal from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] containing telegram T506/3, 12th April 1943, and marked "Most Secret" Annotated: "put in safe". Apr 1943
CHAR 20/92/47 Envelope addressed to King George VI and WSC Annotated: "Wheeler Bennet has a copy" [European Adviser to Political Intelligence]. 15 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/92/48-49 Letter from King George VI to WSC stating that: the announcement of the resignation of Alexander Hardinge (The King's Private Secretary) and the subsequent appointment of Alan Lascelles will be made on the 24th July 1943; that he would like Lascelles to be made a Privy Councillor and that he is enclosing a letter from Lady Byng [not present] written to Queen Mary concerning a recent meeting with the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward VIII] and his wife Signed manuscript in the King's hand. 15 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/92/50 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] (Whitehall) to WSC regarding the possibility of making use of the services of Lord Geddes and Lord Dudley Annotated Part written and signed by Herbert Morrison. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/92/51 Brief biography of the working life of Lord Dudley. Jul 1943
CHAR 20/92/52 Brief biography of the working life of Lord Geddes [earlier Sir Auckland Geddes]. Jul 1943
CHAR 20/92/53 Letter from John Martin [WSC's Private Secretary] to John Pimlott [Private Secretary to the Home Secretary] informing him that WSC had received Herbert Morrison's letter concerning Lord Dudley and Lord Geddes and would bear his suggestion in mind [see CHAR 20/92/50] Signed manuscript. 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/92/54 Envelope from King George VI to WSC with the king's initials in the left hand corner, sent by hand In the King's hand. 1943
CHAR 20/92/55-56 Letter from King George VI (Buckingham Palace) to WSC regarding the war in the Mediterranean states: having had a conversation with General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] he would like to arrange a meeting of the three that evening to discuss future plans in the Mediterranean; he agrees with Smuts that fighting should carry on there and not be switched to another front. Signed manuscript in the Kings hand. 14 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/92/57 Letter from WSC to King George VI accepting his invitation to dinner that evening to discuss with General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] future plans in the Mediterranean; he states that it would not be possible to reverse any decisions already agreed with the United States and the Soviet Union. Annotated copy of letter sent in the WSC's hand. 14 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/92/58 Envelope from WSC to King George VI which contained the King's letter to him and his reply Annotated "Wheeler Bennet has a copy" [European Adviser to Political Intelligence Department of Foreign Office]. 14 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/92/59 Envelope with Prime Minister's seal and entitled "Meaning of AMGOT" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/92/60 Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office S W 1, London) to WSC informing him of the meaning of the word "Amgot" stating that it does not correspond to any single Turkish word as first thought, but when broken down sounds similar to two vulgar Turkish words and therefore suggesting that the name should be changed. Signed. 26 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/92/61 Note marked "The Prime Minister wishes this envelope to be kept". 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/92/62 Envelope from King George VI to WSC with the King's initials in the bottom left hand corner In the King's hand. Annotated: "Empty". 1943
CHAR 20/92/63 Note stating that two of President Roosevelt's letters were copied in the 1950's for Time Life Magazine. Manuscript. Aug 1962
CHAR 20/92/64 Note entitled "important letters 1943", gives information about a change in location of the King George VI's letters housed at Chartwell and initialled "D K" [Denis Kelly, Literary Assistant to WSC]. Manuscript. 07 Oct 1954