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Correspondents include: Howard Thomas, Producer in Chief, Pathe Pictures Limited, on film of WSC receiving the freedom of Ayr [Scotland]; Percy Cole, Editor, Official Report of Debates, House of Commons [Hansard] on reprints of WSC's speeches (2); Eleanor Goole of St Dunstan's [Institute for the Blind] on Braille editions of WSC's books (4); representatives of Nicholl, Manisty and Few [WSC's solicitors] (8); representatives of Twiss, Brownings and Hallowes Limited (8) and Sir Eric Crankshaw, [Secretary] Government Hospitality Fund, (3) on importing and bottling port wine for WSC; John Colville [Assistant Private Secretary to Clement Attlee, Prime Minister] on WSC's salary as leader of the opposition; Anthony Moir [WSC's solicitor] of Fladgate and Company on reproducing one of WSC's paintings as a postcard (2); Geoffrey Mason of Lloyds Bank; representatives of the Post Office on changes to the telephone systems at Chartwell [Kent], 67 Westminster Gardens, London, and 28 Hyde Park Gate, London (7); representatives of Vickers, da Costa and Company on WSC's investments (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Anne Hipwell, Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Layton; and CSC.
Other subjects include: secretaries' passes for the House of Commons; the goldfish at Chartwell; purchasing various items, including brandy, paints, blinds for WSC's studio, and office equipment; matters concerning trusts, such as Sir Archibald Sinclair's [later 1st Lord Thurso] children's settlement and John S Churchill's marriage settlement.
Also includes: copies of suggested agreement between WSC and Soho Publishing Company; list of securities held by WSC; petty cash book for period January 1946 to March 1947 inclusive.
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