Personal and business correspondence relating to China, Giesl and Verity-Orient

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Kenneth Cantlie Archive
Cantlie, Kenneth

Original green folder containing typed and hand-written correspondence and notes. Copy letters to the Times' Editor regarding Kenneth Cantlie's views on engineering as an occupation, Navigation Act and the Channel, political cartoon with Li Hung-chang, views on article on Colquhoun Grant, steam as an operating power, comment on the M4 road works; the Daily Telegraph on Lord Killearn's obituary and funeral of Sun Yat-Sen; copy letter to Mr Jay on a campaign against joining the Common Market; David McKenna regarding standards for loading gauge of containers; letters regarding the meeting with Mr. Nock of British Railways Board; a copy letter to Gillian containing details about death of Phyllis, Kenneth Cantlie's wife and news on their sons and grandchildren, including Kenneth Cantlie's views on sex (1969); correspondence with post office regarding delivering parcels to Ghana Railway; correspondence with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer regarding Chinese Railways and armoured trains; with BBC regarding China and Sun Yat-Sen; British Railways Southern Region regarding the sale of Wickham station, including a note from David McKenna; the Institution of Mechanical Engineers; C.M. Maclehose of Foreign Office regarding photographs of steam engines in China; copy letter regarding Kenneth Cantlie's views on increasing British export trade; a copy letter to Lawrence Kadoorie 8th April 1962 regarding Africa, import business, Giesl, Common Market and news on Kenneth Cantlie's family; correspondence with the Rawlplug Company regarding sales trip to Africa; a copy of United States Government office memorandum on US aid to German economy with annotations; correspondence with engineer Ranald J. Harvey; correspondence with Reggie de Mellows and father Harvey regarding organising training for Reggie, 'Sandwich courses' in engineering and Giesl ejectors to India; the Institution of Mechanical Engineers regarding Kenneth Cantlie applying for post of the institution's secretary; the Railway Gazette; Capital Steel Works, Sheffield; North British Locomotive regarding 'Sandwich' courses; a copy of U.S. declaration of independence 1776 with marked passage on India; notes for meeting with Mr. Munir on orders from Pakistan to Verity-Orient; W. Langfield of Association de Constructeurs Britanniques de Machine-Outils; correspondence with various recipients regarding Kenneth Cantlie selling his gauge 1 garden model railway (1960); correspondence with Conservative and Unionist Central Office and son Paul Cantlie on Kenneth Cantlie declining invitations to speak on two events regarding China and the far East to prevent possible misquotations (1958); Arens Controls Ltd on enquiries and material on products; Railway Gazette regarding a map on Chinese railways; correspondence with Conservative Commonwealth Council by Paul Cantlie (son) on Kenneth Cantlie missing a meeting due to being in China (1957); a letter by H[?]h of 57 Onslow Square, London, regarding Kenneth Cantlie's trip to China in 1957 mentioning Boisvin, Cohen, Kuretska and Godsal; E. Lassueur, Zurich, regarding Chinese Ministry of Railways and Shakako Locomotive works (1957). Loose correspondence and notes, recipients include Richard Hope from the Railway Gazette regarding an anecdote on Royal Trains, Great Western Railway (GWR) engine driver Roscoe and Queen Victoria's birthday; a bundle of correspondence regarding L.S. Wilson on Locomotion II (1975); a bundle of correspondence with Who's Who of British Engineers regarding update of Kenneth Cantlie's biography entry (1979); Gillian Sandlands on news on Kenneth Cantlie's family and contemporary affairs; a bundle of correspondence with various recipients regarding Cornwall locomotive and the Rainhill trial commemoration in 1980 including the National Railway Museum (NRM), the Science Museum, Locomotion Enterprises and Viscount Downe; a copy letter to 'David' regarding Kenneth Cantlie's views of the Merry Widow production in Sadler's Wells Theatre, London; a bundle of typed notes on comparing LNWR [London & North Western Railway] and GWR [Great Western Railway] 4-6-0 engines mentioning Crewe workshop's Chief Mechanical Engineer Mr. Bowen-Cooke; an undated newspaper clipping of Kenneth Cantlie's article titled 'Achievements and Prospects Overseas' as Locomotive and Allied Manufacturers Association (LAMA) representative; copy letters to the editor of the Times on fashions of young men in 1913 and Simon Bolivar; copy letter to David McKenna regarding oil varieties used in engine lubrication, transporting bricks on railways, armoured trains etc.; typed notes on speech regarding Africa and Kenneth Cantlie's notions on slavery. Also includes a green Wallace Heaton photographic envelope with two black and white prints and a negative of Kenneth Cantlie and Premier Zhou Enlai (Chou En-Lai) and a visitor pass to the Ministry of Railways, China for Mr. 'Cantlile' to see Mr Jaitely (?) dated 24th (or 29th) May 1973.


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