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CHAR 1/273 Personal: Mrs Churchill's cruise to the Dutch East Indies: Correspondence.

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CHAR 1/273/1-7

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.1, subjects covered include - work at Chartwell, particularly the use of the mechanical digger in the garden, and the installation of additional bookcases on WSC's bedroom and the drawing room, on progress of his film script for Sir Alexander Korda on the Jubilee, the use of the Tory Peers to vote through the India Bill "they would certainly have voted the other way, but they know their place since the Parliament Act", family finances, which were much improved, the health of Mrs "Donkey Jack", who was unlikely to walk again following accident, and his progress with Vol.III of Marlborough [carbon].

01 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/8-13

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.2, subjects covered include the health of Mrs "Donkey Jack", the condition of Howes' cottage, which was badly affected by damp, the work of the mechanical digger in the garden, on progress of his film script for Sir Alexander Korda on the Jubilee, and Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree, commenting on his lack of experience in electioneering, and his reluctance to take advice [carbon].

18 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/14-18

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.3, subjects covered include his decision to re-build Howes' cottage, Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree, problems with Sir Alexander Korda's film on the Jubilee, mainly due to Board of Trade regulations preventing release before October, and the outbreak of a small fire in CSC's bedroom at Chartwell [carbon].

21 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/19-23

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No. 4, on Randolph Churchill's election campaign, particularly success of his open meeting at Wavertree, and the support of the India Defence League, and on the collapse of the Jubilee film project [carbon].

23 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/24-30

Diary of CSC's cruise, account of visit to New Guinea, voyage to Australia, visit to Sydney and meeting with Margery Street, 30 Jan - 6 Feb 1935 [Quoted, CSC, p.264] 2 sets of duplicates at CHAR 1/273/148-162.

06 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/31-36

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.6, subjects covered include the installation of new book cases in drawing room and WSC's bedroom at Chartwell, the work of the mechanical digger at the lake, and the hard work of the contractors, repair work on the two cottages at Chartwell, the repercussions of Randolph Churchill's exploits at Wavertree and the success of the India Defence League in the debate on the Second Reading of the India Bill, noting opposition to his stand on India in the Epping Constituency, and possible vote of confidence, and Randolph Churchill's plan to run an anti-government candidate in the Norwood By-Election [carbon].

23 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/37-41

Letter from WSC to WSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.9, subjects covered include the reconciliation between WSC and Randolph Churchill, Victor Raikes success in fighting off attempts to de-select him in the South-West Essex constituency for voting against the Government on the India Bill, Duncan Sandys success in the Norwood By- Election, and the failure of Randolph Churchill's Independent Conservative Candidate, who lost his deposit, rumours that Ramsay Macdonald was about to resign as Prime Minister, and that Baldwin would re-construct the Government and the possibility of WSC being offered an Office, description of Jack and Goonie Churchill's new house in Regent's Park [carbon].

10 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/42-43

Itinerary for CSC's cruise on Lord Moyne's yacht Rosaura, 10 Jan - 22 Apr 1935.

[1935]
CHAR 1/273/44-47

Letter from Violet Pearman to WSC, on problems of contacting CSC by cable and letter while she was aboard Lord Moyne's yacht, with details of postal arrangements.

13 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/48

Telegram from Lord Moyne to his Secretary on the New Zealand leg of his cruise [copy].

08 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/49-52

Notes from Violet Pearman to WSC, on contacting CSC in New Zealand.

15 Feb [1935]-19 Feb [1935]
CHAR 1/273/53

Letter from Dorothy Osmond, P.S. to Lord Moyne, to Violet Pearman, on methods of contacting Lords Moyne's yacht, Rosaura.

20 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/54

Letter from Dorothy Osmond to Violet Pearman, giving new wireless address for Lord Moyne's yacht, which was due in Batavia on 1 April.

10 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/55-56

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on the failure of Lord Salisbury's amendment to Lord Halifax's motion in the House of Lords, which would have postponed acceptance of the Joint Select Committee's Report on India [copy].

19 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/273/57

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking for news of her cruise [copy].

21 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/273/58

Telegram from WSC too WSC, Christmas greetings [copy].

24 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/273/59

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking for news [copy].

27 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/273/60

Telegram from CSC to WSC, news of voyage from Aden to Rangoon [copy].

[Dec 1934]
CHAR 1/273/61

Telegram from WSC to CSC, New Year greetings [copy].

01 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/62

Telegram from WSC to CSC, suggesting that she beware the convicts of the Andaman Islands [copy].

31 Dec 1934
CHAR 1/273/63

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on the death of Hazel, Lady Lavery [copy].

04 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/64

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking for news [copy].

08 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/65

Telegram from CSC to WSC, news of arrival in Sumatra [copy].

13 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/66

Telegram from CSC to WSC, giving approval for installation of new bookcases in the Library at Chartwell, and for the alterations to Horatia Seymour's cottage [copy].

13 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/67

Telegram from CSC to WSC New Year greetings.

01 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/68

Telegram from CSC to WSC, giving news of journey from Madras to Rangoon.

04 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/69

Telegram from CSC to WSC, on her sadness at the death of Lady Lavery, suggesting that WSC invite John Lavery to stay at Chartwell.

06 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/70

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree, and help of Sarah and Diana Churchill [copy].

21 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/71

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on his enjoyment of her letter from Madras [copy].

15 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/72

Telegram from WSC to CSC, news from Chartwell [copy].

14 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/73

Telegram from WSC to CSC, confirming receipt of letter from Madras [copy].

19 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/74

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on Randolph Churchill's decision to fight Wavertree himself, also Lord Riddell's bequest to WSC of £1000 [copy].

19 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/75

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on Randolph Churchill' s great progress in Wavertree [copy].

23 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/76

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for news of Randolph Churchill's campaign in Wavertree.

22 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/77

Telegram from WSC to CSC, news of Randolph Churchill's campaign in Wavertree "hard fighting here" [copy].

22 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/78

Telegram from WSC to CSC.

28 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/79

Telegram from WSC to CSC, news of Diana Churchill's divorce case, and Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree [copy].

27 Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/80

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree [copy].

02 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/81

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on Randolph Churchill's defeat at Wavertree "after magnificent battle" [copy].

07 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/82

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking for news [copy].

08 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/83

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for information about Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree.

02 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/84

Telegram from CSC to WSC, on purchase of pair of black swans, two wallabies and an opossum in Sydney.

09 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/85

Telegram from WSC to CSC, welcoming menagerie bought in Sydney [pair of black swans, two wallabies and an opossum in Sydney] [copy].

09 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/86

Telegram from CSC to WSC, pleasure on news of success of Randolph Churchill's campaign, asking about reaction following the loss of the seat to Labour.

13 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/87

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on reaction to Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Wavertree [copy].

13 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/88

Telegram from WSC to CSC, confirming receipt of letters from Amboyna.

16 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/89

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on difficulties in Epping caused by Randolph Churchill's campaign at Wavertree, also on Robert Boothby's engagement to Lady Diana Cavendish [copy].

15 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/90

Telegram from WSC to CSC, announcing her election to the Executive of the National Union [carbon].

14 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/91

Telegram from WSC to CSC [copy].

18 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/92

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking which mails had reached her in Auckland [copy].

21 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/93-94

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for news.

18 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/95

Telegram from CSC to WSC, pleasure at receipt of letters, commenting on Wavertree By-Election and WSC's difficulties with Constituency Party in Epping.

20 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/96

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking him to have the Daimler repainted and the orchard resown.

25 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/97

Telegram from WSC to CSC, confirming receipt of letter from Eilenden river [copy].

27 Feb 1935
CHAR 1/273/98

Telegram from WSC to CSC [copy].

08 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/99

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for home news.

08 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/100

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on Government's success in the Norwood By-Election, and the failure of Randolph Churchill's Independent Conservative candidate [copy].

15 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/101

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking for news [copy].

23 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/102

Telegram from WSC to CSC, pleasure at hearing from her, asking for news of homeward journey [copy].

24 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/103

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on his success in vote of confidence in Epping [copy].

29 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/104

Telegram from WSC to CSC, news of the death of Captain Spooner, who had flown them across the desert [copy].

[12 Mar 1935]
CHAR 1/273/105

Telegram from CSC to WSC, on plans for homeward journey, also pleasure at his success in vote of confidence in Epping [copy, original is at CHAR 1/273/107].

30 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/106

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for news of Norwood By- Election.

24 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/107

Telegram from CSC to WSC, on plans for homeward journey, also pleasure at his success in vote of confidence in Epping.

30 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/108

Telegram from WSC to CSC, birthday greetings [copy].

31 Mar 1935
CHAR 1/273/109-110

Telegram from WSC to CSC, news of Randolph Churchill's jaundice, and receipt of her letter of 7 March [copy].

03 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/111

Post Office leaflet Air Mail, giving details of air mail services and rates.

Jan 1935
CHAR 1/273/112-113

Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Korda, suggesting that he wind up the Jubilee Film project, with an ex gratia payment of £4,000 (of which £1,250 had already been paid), undertaking to give his best services on the new air film, for a fee of £1,000, and a 5% share of all profits over £10,000 [carbon].

04 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/114-115

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to CSC, sending details of two schemes for the repainting of their Daimler car [carbon].

04 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/116-122

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.10, subjects covered include work in the garden and on the estate, the cost of repainting the Daimler, the health of Randolph Churchill, who was suffering from jaundice, the fight against the India Bill, Hitler's claim that the German air force was already as strong as Britain's which stultifies everything Baldwin has said, and vindicates all the assertions I have made", stating his intention to press the matter hard in the next month [carbon].

05 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/123

Telegram from CSC to WSC, giving details of time of arrival in Southampton, asking to be met by car and lorry [copy].

[Apr 1935]
CHAR 1/273/124

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for news of Randolph Churchill's health [copy].

07 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/125

Telegram from CSC to WSC, sympathy on Randolph Churchill's health.

08 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/126

Telegram from CSC to WSC, giving details of arrival in Dover on 27 April.

14 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/127

Telegram from WSC to CSC on her return [copy].

22 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/128

Telegram from CSC to WSC, change of travel plans, plan to arrive in Southampton by Yacht on 30 April [copy, original is at CHAR 1/273/132].

22 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/129

Telegram from CSC to WSC, on departure from Port Said, and date of arrival in Marseilles.

18 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/130

Telegram from WSC to CSC, asking for details of her next mail port [copy].

18 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/131

Telegram from WSC to CSC on her return [copy].

16 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/132

Telegram from CSC to WSC, change of travel plans, plan to arrive in Southampton by Yacht on 30 April.

22 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/133

Telegram from CSC to WSC, asking for car to meet her at Southampton on 30 April, and lorry to collect heavy luggage and swans on 1 May.

26 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/134

Telegram from WSC to CSC on her return [copy].

25 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/135

Telegram from WSC to CSC, on acceptance of four functions on joint behalf, Randolph Churchill's departure for Chaco war, and the Government's admission that the German air force was twice the size of Britain's [copy].

26 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/136-138

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.11, particularly on the health of the children, and on German air superiority [carbon].

11 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/139-145

Letter from WSC to CSC, Chartwell Bulletin No.12, subjects include the health of Randolph Churchill, arrangements for film work with Sir Alexander Korda, work in garden at Chartwell, and of household and estate animals "I think it is very important to have animals, flowers and plants in one's life while it lasts", the rise of Germany as the greatest armed power in Europe, particularly conversation with Lord Londonderry, Air Minister, on German air expansion, the health of Anthony Eden, change in his method of public speaking at the age of 60 " I now talk to the House of Commons with garrulous unpremeditated flow. They seem delighted", the general political situation, commenting on Macdonald and Baldwin, and the poor performance of the Foreign Secretary, Simon [carbon].

13 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/146

Telegram from CSC to WSC, on delayed arrival in Southampton due to contrary winds.

28 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/147

Copy of a telegram from WSC to CSC arranging to have her met [at Southampton, Hampshire].

1 folio
30 Apr 1935
CHAR 1/273/148-162

2 sets of duplicates for CHAR 1/273/24-30. Carbon copies.

14 folios
06 Feb 1935