Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence Ber-Bro.

Reference code: CHAR 20/139B

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Date: 05 Jan 1944 - 11 Jan 1945

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CHAR 20/139B/100 Newspaper cutting from the New Yorker entitled "Breakfast on Quaker Hill" which is a satirical article on Thomas Dewey [Republican candidate for the presidential election] in which he "addresses his wife on an important domestic issue." On the reverse side is a cartoon captioned "Our Straw vote has resulted in nineteen votes for Mr Dewey and one for Mr Roosevelt". 28 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/101 Cartoon from the New Yorker depicting the election campaign for Thomas Dewey [Republican candidate for the presidential election]. 28 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/102 Letter from Isaiah Berlin (British Embassy, Washington, United States) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] containing CHAR 20/139B/100 and CHAR 20/139B/101 and informing him that these are the result of a brilliant campaign against the Republican candidate and quoting a similar satirical article in the San Francisco Chronicle entitled "Family Life in America" looking at the Dewey family [Thomas Dewey, Republican candidate for the presidential election]. Berlin also mentions the distress of Dr W [Chaim Weizmann] at the anticipated developments [the murder of Lord Moyne (earlier Walter Guinness), Deputy Minister of State, Middle East]. Signed. 15 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/103 Note recording the details of a letter from Isaiah Berlin containing press cuttings related to the Presidential election campaigns Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/104 Note recording the details of a letter regarding Aneurin Bevan's [Editor of the Tribune and Labour MP for Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire] statements made in 1939 and 1942 about losing the war Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/105 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Isaiah Berlin thanking him for the cuttings from the New Yorker and informing him that Dr W [Chaim Weizmann] is extremely upset by the setback. [This refers to the assassination of Lord Moyne (earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State, Middle East) and the effect on relations between Britain and the Zionist movement]. Signed. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/106 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking them to locate Anuerin Bevan's quotation which claimed that they had lost the war [Editor of the Tribune and Labour MP for Ebww Vale, Monmouthshire] Initialled. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/107 Letter from John Colville to Bernard Sendall (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] asking him on WSC behalf for Anuerin Bevan's [Editor of the Tribune and Labour MP for Ebww Vale Monmouthshire] quotation which claimed that they had lost the war Initialled. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/108 Letter from A Hodge (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, W C 1, London) [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] to John Colville containing Anuerin Bevan's [Editor of the Tribune and Labour MP for Ebww Vale Monmouthshire] quotations claiming that they had lost the war Signed. Annotated. 10 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/109 Note recording correspondence between Lady Beveridge and WSC regarding her husband's [Sir William Beveridge, Master of University College Oxford and Liberal MP for Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland] election to the House of Commons] Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/110 Letter from Lady Beveridge (The Master's Lodgings, University College, Oxford) to WSC thanking him for his help in welcoming her husband [Sir William Beveridge, Master of University College Oxford and Liberal MP for Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland] Signed manuscript. Annotated. 25 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/111 Letter from WSC to Lady Beveridge (The Master's Lodgings, University College, Oxford) thanking her for her letter Signature in typescript. 25 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/112-4 Press release of the address of Adolf Berle (Assistant Secretary of State, United States) at the Schoolmen's week convention, University of Pennsylvania commenting on the United States position in the post war world. 22 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/139B/115 Letter from Michael Wright (British Embassy, Washington 8, United States) to Neville Butler [Counsellor, Foreign Office] containing CHAR 20/139B/112-114 and stating that he was sure that Adolf Burle [Assistant Secretary of State, United States] would be pleased if he were to tell him how much he appreciated his references to Britain Signed. 25 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/139B/116 Letter from Neville Butler [Counsellor, Foreign Office] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that "The purr would be fortissimo if the butter were applied by your chief tomorrow" Signed manuscript. 05 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/139B/117 Note marking the details of a newspaper article from the "L'Independance Roumaine" by Princess Marthe Bibesco Manuscript. Jan 1945
CHAR 20/139B/118 Newspaper article from the "L'Independance Roumaine" by Princess Marthe Bibesco entitled "the nephew of Leonie: Winston Churchill" commenting on the life of Lady Leonie Leslie. 18 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/119 Newspaper article from the "L'Independance Roumaine" by Princess Marthe Bibesco relating some of her memories of WSC. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/120-2 Translation of a newspaper article from the "L'Independance Roumaine" by Princess Marthe Bibesco relating some of her memories of WSC. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/123 Letter from Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/139B/118-122 and asking him to decide whether he believes that they are worth showing WSC Signed. Annotated. 11 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/139B/124 Registry form marking the details of a letter from Lord Birdwood to WSC congratulating WSC on the recent events manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/125-6 Letter from Lord Birdwood (Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex) to WSC congratulating WSC on the recent events and commenting on the incredible part WSC has played in these victories manuscript. 20 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/127 Same as CHAR 20/139B/125-6 Signed manuscript. 20 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/128 Letter from WSC to Lord Birdwood (Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex) thanking him for his flattering letter and stating that he pleased that all their hard work in now coming to fruition Signature in typescript. 26 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/129 Note marking the details of a letter from Lord Birdwood of congratulations to WSC on the recent course of events Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/130 Telegram same as CHAR 20/139B/128. 25 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/131 Telegram same as CHAR 20/139B/128. 25 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/132 Folder marked "Churchill misc. Birthday" Manuscript. Annotated with a list of names of those who have sent him birthday telegrams. 1944
CHAR 20/139B/133 Telegram from Prince Charles Regent of Belgium to WSC sending him good wishes for his birthday Annotated. 29 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/134 Telegram from General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces in Western Europe, United States Army to WSC sending him good wishes for his birthday and informing him that he has spent the day visiting the Second Army with General Miles Dempsey [Commander of the Second Army] Annotated. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/135 Telegram from General Mark Clark [Commander of the Fifth Army, United States Army] to WSC sending him good wishes for his birthday Annotated. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/136 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" sending him good wishes for his birthday and commenting that he will never forget the party they had a year ago with Marshal Stalin Initialled in typescript. Annotated. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/137 Reminder note to send a thank you note to President Roosevelt for the framed quotation from Mr Lincoln. 01 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/138 Letter from Lawford (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Assistant Private Secretary] to John Colville informing him that he encloses a draft reply for WSC to send to Prince Charles of Belgium Signed. 01 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/139 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Armies in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Personal" thanking him for his birthday message. 02 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/140 Telegram same as CHAR 20/139B/139 Initialled. 02 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/141 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal" thanking him for his birthday message and for the framed quotation from Abraham Lincoln Initialled. 02 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/142 Telegram from WSC to General Mark Clark [Commander of the Fifth Army, United States Army] thanking him for his birthday message Signature in typescript. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/143 Telegram from WSC to Prince Charles, Regent of Belgium thanking him for his message of good wishes Initialled. Annotated. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/144 Telegram same as CHAR 20/139B/142. 04 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/145 Telegram from CSC to WSC marked "Immediate and Most Secret" informing him that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] was suddenly taken ill yesterday and that he was operated on successfully last night Signature in typescript. Annotated. 14 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/146 Telegram from Lord Beaverbrook [Lord Privy Seal] to WSC informing him that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] was operated on last night for an acute abscess with fistula and adding that the operation was a success and that there are no signs of difficulty and reporting the names of the surgeons. 14 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/147 Telegram from WSC (Mediterranean Air Command Post) to CSC asking her for news of Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and to give him his best wishes. 16 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/148 Telegram from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] to Colonel Warden (WSC, Mediterranean Air Command Post, La Marsa) marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that he is grieved to hear that he is unwell and stating that he should take the rest which he has earnt Signature in typescript. 16 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/149 Telegram from Colonel Warden (WSC, Mediterranean Air Command Post, La Marsa) to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] thanking him for his message and stating that he hopes that he is recovering and asking him for a report on his progress Annnotated. 17 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/150 Letter from A Hodge (Ministry of Information, Malet St., W C 1, London) [Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to despatch a telegram to WSC from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] Signed manuscript. Annotated. 20 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/151 Telegram from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] to Colonel Warden [WSC] (Mediterranean Air Command Post, La Marsa) stating that he is pleased that he is recovering and informing him that the peoples spirits are high and explaining why and adding that he is getting well Annotated. 20 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/152 Telegram from Mrs Warden (CSC) to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] stating that she is pleased that he is recovering and adding that she hopes that he will take plenty of time to recover Signature in typescript. Annotated. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/139B/153 Letter from B Sendall (Ministry of Information, Malet St., W C 1, London) [Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to arrange the despatch of the enclosed telegram from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] to CSC Signed. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/154 Telegram from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] to Mrs Warren (CSC) thanking her for her message and informing her that he now has influenza and has had to become teetotal Signature in typescript. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/155 Same as CHAR 20/139B/154. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/156 Same as CHAR 20/139B/154. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/157 Despatch note asking them to send the attached note. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/158 Same as CHAR 20/ 139B/154. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/159 Telegram from WSC to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] asking him how he is getting on and to send news of himself. [Jan] 1944
CHAR 20/139B/160 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Minister of Information] to A Hodge (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] marked "Secret and Private" enclosing a copy of WSC's telegram to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and informing him that it was not sent in one time pad and that it must therefore be paraphrased if it is to be used for any other way than a secret way Initialled. 10 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/161 Telegram from Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information) to WSC (Sextant, Cairo Conference) thanking him for his message and stating that he has not yet found any way of getting rid of Neuralgia Initialled. 11 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/162 Telegram from WSC to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] asking him how his neuralgia is Annotated. [Jan] 1944
CHAR 20/139B/163 Telegram from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] to WSC informing him that he is a bit better Annotated. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/139B/164 Note marked "Personal Correspondence, Bracken. Lord Palmeston's Dinner, July 1944". 1944
CHAR 20/139B/165 Letter from "B" [Brendan Bracken] (Ministry of Information, Malet Street [London]) to WSC quoting an account by Speaker [John] Denison [later Lord Ossington] of a lavish dinner given to him by [3rd] Lord Palmerston [earlier Henry Temple] during which Palmertson ate nine dishes of meat and commenting "I do not think you are quite living up to the precedent set by your eminent predecessor!". 04 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/139B/166 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] is unwell and that he will probably be unable to drive over tonight Initialled manuscript. 10 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/167 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to the Duty Officer, Ministry of Information stating that WSC wishes the accompanying tablets to be sent to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] Initialled. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/139B/168 Registry form noting the details of a gift of a flask from an anonymous admirer, sent through Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] Manuscript. [Jun] 1944 - [Jul] 1944
CHAR 20/139B/169 Letter from Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] containing a message from a friend of his asking him to give a flask which he found containing the arms of the Duke of Marlborough to WSC and say that it is from an anonymous admirer Initialled. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/139B/170 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Mrs Hill asking her to put this to WSC for his signature as well as a copy of the "World Crisis" Initialled. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/139B/171 Note marked "Personal Corres. Brooke, Sir Alan Brooke to see P M November 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/172 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] stating that WSC was delighted with the flask and asking him to give the anonymous benefactor the enclosed letter and book [see CHAR 20/139B/173] Initialled. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/139B/173 Letter from WSC thanking him for the flask and informing him that he is sending him an inscribed copy of one of his works Signature in typescript. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/139B/174 Note from John Colville to WSC informing him that General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) wishes to see him and suggesting when this could be fitted in to his time table Initialled. Annotated. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/139B/175 File note referring to correspondence about Francis Brown's injuries [CHAR 20/139B/176-190]. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/176 Note Marked "Captain Francis Brown wounded in Normandy August 1944" Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/177 Letter from Major Romilly (Regimental Headquarters, Coldstream Guards, 73 Ashley Gardens, S W 1, London, Regimental Adjutant, Coldstream Guards) informing him that Captain Francis Brown [Coldstream Guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] was wounded in action in Normandy and that he has been hit in the hand and the ankle and adding that he is unsure whether he is in hospital in this country or not Signed. 19 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/178 Same as CHAR 20/139B/177 Signature in typescript. 19 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/179 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lord Romilly [Regimental Adjutant, Coldstream Guards] thanking him for his letter regarding Captain Francis Brown [Coldstream Guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] see CHAR 20/139B/177] and informing him that he will pass this information on to WSC and asking him to keep them informed of the Captain's progress Initialled. 21 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/180 Letter from Lord Romilly (Regimental Headquarters, Coldstream, Guards, 73 Ashley Gardens, S W 1, London, Regimental Adjutant, Coldstream Guards) informing him that Captain Francis Brown [Coldstream Guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] has had his second and third fingers on his right hand amputated and adding that he is unsure whether or not he has been sent back to England yet Signed. 22 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/181 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Private and Personal" asking him to convey the following message on WSC's behalf to Colonel Francis Brown [Coldstream Guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] that all his friends in the Private Office wish him luck and stating that it has been suggested that Brown should return to light duties when he has recovered. 23 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/182 Letter from Grace Hamblin [CSC's Personal Secretary to John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] asking him to send the following message on CSC's behalf which states that she is sorry to hear of his wound and that she hopes that he will get well soon Initialled. Annotated. 24 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/183 Copy of a letter John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Lord Romilly asking him to send the following message on CSC's behalf which states that she is sorry to hear of his wound and that she hopes that he will get well soon. 24 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/184 Telegram from CSC to Captain Francis Brown (Coldstream Guards, 4th Canadian General Hospital, Ward 17, Farnbrough, Hants) [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that she is sorry to hear of his wounds and that she hopes that he will soon recover Signature in typescript. [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/139B/185 Telegram from WSC to Captain Francis Brown (Coldstream Guards, 4th Canadian General Hospital, Ward 17, Farnbrough, Hants) [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that all his friends in the Private Office send him their good wishes Signature in typescript. [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/139B/186 Letter from John Colville to Francis Brown [Cold stream guards and the Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that he is sorry to hear of his injuries and informing him of the reaction that this news has provoked and asking him to send them news of his progress Initialled. 24 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/139B/187 Telegram from Francis Brown [Coldstream guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC thanking him for his telegram and stating that he is annoyed that he is no longer in France, but other than that, that he is well. [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/139B/188 Letter from CSC to WSC informing him that she has contacted Francis Brown [Coldstream Guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] and that as soon as he is well, he will visit them for lunch Signed. 04 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/189 Letter from Francis Brown (4th Canadian General Hospital, Farnborough, Hants.) [Coldstream Guards and Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Colville asking him to thank WSC and CSC for their kind invitation and stating that he would be delighted to visit them and will inform them when he is able to come to London but that he does not think that this will be until the end of the month as his ankle is not healing very quickly Signed manuscript. 04 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/190 Note from JRC [John Colville, Private Secretary to WSC] to JMM [John Martin, Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing a reply [see CHAR 20/139B/191] from Francis Brown which CSC has seen and suggesting that WSC might like to see it. 18 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/139B/191 Letter from Francis Brown (Manchester) [Coldstream Guards and former Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC thanking him for sending him an inscribed copy of the book "World Crisis" and for releasing him and allowing him to serve with his regiment as he has learnt a great deal on active service. He also notes that everyone he has met has been pleased that WSC went to Moscow [Soviet Union]. 20 Oct 1944