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CHAR 1/397A-B Personal: Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association: (visit to the United States, 1931-1932).

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CHAR 1/397A-B/129-132

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the postponement of his United States lecture tour, urging him to make a tour in the spring of 1932, thus avoiding heavy loss of money and prestige. [Original, with typescript copy, covering note and envelope].

4 folios
05 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/1

Telegram from Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], to WSC, stating that a lecture on the Soviet Union was wanted, not a debate.

1 folio
15 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/101

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States, January - March 1932.

1 folio
20 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/102

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on his lecture tour of the United States, stating that he wishes to attend India debates in the House of Commons on 2-3 December, and would sail for the United States on 5 December, arriving 10 December; WSC asks Alber to postpone his booking in Brooklyn scheduled for 9 December. [Manuscript copy, in WSC's own hand].

1 folio
Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/103

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on subjects for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
26 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/104-105

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
26 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/106

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on whether he needs new subjects for his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
25 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/107

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
25 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/108

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States, asking him not to make any bookings for the Pacific coast. [Copy].

1 folio
24 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/109

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
20 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/11-12

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on Leo Amery, who was interested in making a lecture tour of the United States, commenting that he was a man of great scholarship and distinction, and an experienced speaker, who would be good on any general or political issue, and that Alber would be well advised to secure him if he could. [Carbon].

2 folios
20 Nov 1932
CHAR 1/397A/110

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States, and demands for damages from organizations on the Pacific Coast if WSC fails to speak there.

1 folio
20 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/111

Letter from WSC to Sir Ernley Blackwell [Legal Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office], on security precautions for WSC's forthcoming lecture tour of the United States in the light of the impending failure of the Round Table Conference [on India]; also asking if his old detective Sergeant Walter Thompson could accompany him, at WSC's expense, "He is a very trustworthy man, and knows my ways and I am used to him"; mentions Indian secret society [the Ghada Party, which had threatened WSC]. [Carbon].

1 folio
13 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/112

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on arrangements for his forthcoming lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
13 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/113-114

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on arrangements for his forthcoming lecture tour of the United States, undertaking to avoid the Pacific coast if possible.

2 folios
12 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/115

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on the contract for his proposed lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
11 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/116-117

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on contractual and financial arrangements for his proposed lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
11 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/118-119

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on his proposed lecture tour of the United States, offering five lectures before Christmas, and a further twenty between mid-January and mid-February, possibly returning in the autumn of 1932 if all went well. [Copy and draft].

2 folios
04 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/120

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on a possible lecture tour of the United States in December and January.

1 folio
08 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397A/121

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on his possible lecture tour of the United States, regretting that he could not make any plans until after the General Election. [Copy].

1 folio
01 Oct 1931
CHAR 1/397A/122-123

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on the postponement of his lecture tour of the United States because of the General Election.

2 folios
19 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/124

Message from WSC to the Press Association, announcing the postponement of his lecture tour to the United States because of the political situation, hoping that he would be able to go in the late winter or spring. [Copy].

1 folio
14 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/125

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], giving the text of his announcement to the Press Association of the postponement of his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
14 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/126

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, asking him to announce that the national emergency compelled the postponement of his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
14 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/127

Letter from E Merrick Tylor [Managing Director of the Excess Insurance Company Limited], (50-51 Lime Street, London EC3) to WSC, with thanks for an offer of a painting as a memento of arranging insurance for WSC's lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
11 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/128

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the postponement of his lecture tour of the United States, promising to give "most earnest consideration" to a spring tour. [Copy].

1 folio
09 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397A/13-14

Letter from Louis Alber, President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, expressing pleasure at his recovery from illness, also commenting on the victory of Franklin Roosevelt in the United States Presidential Election, and asking for information about Leo Amery, who had written about the possibility of a lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
09 Nov 1932
CHAR 1/397A/15

Letter from Louis Alber, President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, stating that he felt that it would be a mistake for WSC or any other European to undertake a lecture tour in the United States at that time.

1 folio
20 Aug 1932
CHAR 1/397A/16

Letter from John Wilson, Private Secretary to Sir Austen Chamberlain, to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, with thanks for letting Chamberlain see a letter from Richard, Baron von Kuhlmann on the financial collapse of Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated].

1 folio
21 Jul 1932
CHAR 1/397A/17

Letter from Richard, Baron von Kuhlmann, (Ohlstadt, Germany) to WSC, on the financial collapse of Louis Alber's Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association, commenting that he was owed 4,000 dollars and there was no hope of recovery, warning WSC that Alber was still looking to recruit British speakers.

1 folio
05 Jul 1932
CHAR 1/397A/18

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber, [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] hoping that the Association was "weathering the hurricane", stating that he was sure that it would be a great mistake for him to lecture in the United States while conditions were so bleak, and commenting "We are quite unshakeable here". [Carbon].

1 folio
25 Jul 1932
CHAR 1/397A/19-20

Letter from Louis Alber, President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on a possible lecture tour of the United States, stating that it was impossible to secure bookings for him at a 2,000 dollar fee, and that he was also having difficulties securing bookings for Sir Austen Chamberlain at 1,500 dollars, and Katharine, Duchess of Atholl at 600 dollars, commenting that the recession was growing deeper, and that they had been forced to close their Cleveland office.

2 folios
12 Jul 1932
CHAR 1/397A/2

Pocket map of the United States, with route of WSC's lecture tour marked.

1 folio
c 1932
CHAR 1/397A/21

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the possibility of a lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
21 Jun 1932
CHAR 1/397A/22

Letter from Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, offering sympathy on his accident.

1 folio
04 Mar 1932
CHAR 1/397A/23-26

Letter from Louis Alber, [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] with contracts for part of his lecture and broadcast tour of the United States.

4 folios
26 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/27

Telegram from Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, confirming booking of a 15 minute broadcast from Boston [United States] on 10 March, at a fee of 1,000 dollars.

1 folio
21 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/28

Letter from Louis Alber, President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on an itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
18 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/29-30

Letter from Louis Alber, President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on an itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States, confirming an offer from Columbia Broadcasting Company, of 1,000 dollars for a talk, stating that this was a great disappointment, as he had been hoping to secure a deal for three broadcasts at a fee of 7,000 dollars.

2 folios
17 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/3

Letter from Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], to WSC, on the success of his lecture tour of the United States in 1931, referring to him as a "prophet", expressing pleasure that WSC was contemplating a visit to Japan, which would fit in well with a lecture tour of the Pacific Coast of the United States.

1 folio
25 Aug 1933
CHAR 1/397A/31

Letter from WSC to Harry Leonard, Chairman, Fountain Street Baptist Church [Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States], asking for a fee for his lecture to be paid to him directly. [Copy].

1 folio
26 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/32

Telegram from Louis Alber [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on an offer from [the Columbia Broadcast Company], of 1,000 dollars for a broadcast, asking if he wished to accept, annotated with WSC's reply asking Alber to try to secure a three broadcast deal, but otherwise to accept.

1 folio
17 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/33

Letter from WSC to Elbert Wickes, [Secretary, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on financial arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States, summarizing an agreement that unless and until his account was put straight he was to receive the whole net profits of his lectures in Grand Rapids, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Ann Arbor. [Carbon].

1 folio
16 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/34

Letter from Elbert Wickes, [Secretary, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, confirming arrangement that all receipts from his lectures beginning 26 February would be paid to him directly until all amounts due to him had been settled in full.

1 folio
16 Feb 1932
CHAR 1/397A/35

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on his lecture tour of the United States, instructing Alber to accept an offer of a broadcast [with the Columbia Broadcasting Company for 1,000 dollars]. [Copy].

1 folio
[Feb] [1932]
CHAR 1/397A/36

List of expenses chargeable against WSC during lecture tour of the United States, 468.51 dollars, mainly expenses for Sarah Churchill [later Sarah Oliver, Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley].

1 folio
[Mar] [1932]
CHAR 1/397A/37

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on his lecture tour of the United States, suggesting starting on 28 January in New York. [Copy].

1 folio
[Jan] [1932]
CHAR 1/397A/38-39

Letter from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to Senator William Borah, regretting the newspaper coverage of his attempt to arrange for Borah and WSC to debate the question of recognition of the Soviet Union. [Copy].

2 folios
[Jan 1932]
CHAR 1/397A/4-5

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber expressing pleasure that Alber had been appointed to head the Speakers Division of the United States National Recovery Association, looking back at his tour of the United States in 1931, where he was "not only a lecturer, but a prophet", urging the revaluation of commodities to the levels of 1928-29, the smashing of prohibition, and the ending of abuses connected with the Veterans' Bonus, rejoicing that steps had been taken to achieve these ends, stating that he was contemplating a visit to Japan in the next 2-3 years, which would fit in well with a lecture tour of the Western United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
11 Aug 1933
CHAR 1/397A/40

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], regretting cancellation of his lectures due to a road accident in New York [United States]. [Copy].

1 folio
06 [Jan 1932]
CHAR 1/397A/41-42

Letter from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, expressing pleasure that he was recovering following a road accident, giving details of his revised lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
20 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/43

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, expressing pleasure that he was recovering [following a road accident] confirming that no lecture had been booked for 29 January.

1 folio
20 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/44

Letter from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], (Vanderbilt Hotel, New York) to WSC, (Nassau, Bahamas), on arrangements for his interrupted lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
18 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/45

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], confirming that he would be arriving in New York [United States] on 25 January, to resume his interrupted lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
18 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/46-47

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the revised itinerary for his interrupted lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

2 folios
18 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/48-49

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on subjects for his lecture tour of the United States, stating that the "Economic Crisis" lecture had been an immense labour, and there was still a lot of work to be done reducing it to proper limits; also stating that he could prepare a new lecture on the Soviet Union, if there was sufficient demand, but hoping that Alber would not commit him to a new lecture merely to satisfy one or two places, as it would take him a week to prepare it in his present enfeebled condition following his road accident. [carbon].

2 folios
17 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/50

Telegram from Dr Otto Pickhardt to CSC (Nassau, Bahamas), on WSC's health following a road accident in New York [United States], advising postponement of his lecture tour of the United States until 28 January.

1 folio
08 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/51

Letter from Louis Alber, [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] (Vanderbilt Hotel, New York), to WSC, (Nassau, Bahamas), on a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States, asking if he would be willing to prepare a new lecture on the Soviet Union, as this subject had been requested by the New York Town Hall, and he felt that a number of other cities would be interested.

1 folio
16 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/52

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], asking for a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
16 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/53

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on his lecture tour of the United States, stating that a new lecture on the Soviet Union would be "serious labour" and asking how many places would be interested in it. [Carbon].

1 folio
15 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/54-55

Letter from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], (Vanderbilt Hotel, New York) to WSC, on the revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
15 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/56

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], New York, to WSC, asking if he would be prepared to speak on the Soviet Union at the end of his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
14 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/57

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], asking for more details about his request for WSC to speak on the Soviet Union during his lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
14 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/58

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on reports in the newspapers that he had challenged Senator William Borah to a debate on the Soviet Union, and that Borah had declined. [Copy].

1 folio
11 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/59-60

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], regretting that he was forced to decline speaking engagements in New York [United States] due to ill health, following a road accident: "I am growing in strength every day, but am still astonishingly feeble; even the act of dressing or shaving tires me. I spend eighteen out of the twenty-four hours in bed". Also queries press reports that he had challenged Senator William Borah to a debate on the Soviet Union. [Carbon].

2 folios
11 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/6-7

Letter from Louis Alber to WSC, on his appointment as head of the Speakers Division of the United States National Recovery Administration, also on the success of WSC's lecture tour of the United States in 1931, commenting that his influence, operated through Bernard Baruch, was to be seen in some phases of the recovery programme, asking if he would be interested in making another lecture tour when conditions were better.

2 folios
27 Jul 1933
CHAR 1/397A/61

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, stating that Senator William Borah had refused to have a debate on the Soviet Union with him.

1 folio
11 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/62

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
11 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/63-64

Letter from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] (Carlton Hotel, Washington) to WSC, on a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
08 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/65-66

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] stating that he was keen to resume his lecture tour of the United States, cut short by a road accident, and instructing him to accept speaking engagements in Brooklyn, 28 January and Manhattan, 29 January. [2 copies].

2 folios
07 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/67-68

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC (Nassau, Bahamas), on his interrupted lecture tour of the United States, commenting on a story in the New York Times that WSC had attended a dinner given by the Bahamas Parliament, and given a speech; reports a "rising tide of criticism" that if he could attend a function in Nassau, he could attend one in New York a week and a half later, anticipating unfavourable press comments, and urging him to return to the United States for engagements on 12 January.

2 folios
07 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/69

Telegram from CSC to Dr Otto Pickhardt (Lenox Hill Hospital, New York), stating that WSC was not fit enough to resume his lecture tour of the United States, but that much pressure was being put on him to resume on 14 January, asking Pickhardt to see Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated]. [Copy].

1 folio
07 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/70

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, confirming that WSC's lecture tour of the United States would resume on 28 January in Brooklyn, and asking for authorisation to negotiate a debate in Washington with Senator William Borah.

1 folio
07 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/71

Telegram from CSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], stating that WSC was not fit enough to resume his lecture tour of the United States, and that if he were forced to do so, his health might be permanently impaired. [Copy].

1 folio
07 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/72

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the resumption of his lecture tour of the United States, urging him to return as first planned to fulfil his New York engagements, stating that they would not tolerate any risk to his health.

1 folio
06 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/73

Telegram from WSC to Louis Levy [WSC's attorney], on the revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States, stating that his health was gradually improving and that he intended to return to New York on 27 January. [Copy].

1 folio
06 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/74

Telegram from Dr Otto Pickhardt to WSC, heartily endorsing a postponement of the resumption of his lecture tour of the United States until February, reminding him that mental as well as physical rest was imperative.

1 folio
05 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/75

Telegram from Louis Levy [WSC's attorney] to WSC, on the revised itinerary for WSC's lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
05 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/76

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], asking him to inform the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York [United States], that he would not be returning until 27 January, asking him to forward all mail and newspapers to him at [Nassau, Bahamas]. [Copy].

1 folio
04 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/77

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], stating that although his health was improving, he would not be able to resume his lecture tour of the United States on 14 January, proposing resumption on 1 February, continuing until 15 March. [Carbon].

1 folio
03 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/78

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States, asking if he could begin in New York on 28 January.

1 folio
03 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/79-80

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], stating that although his health was improving, he would not be fit to resume his lecture tour of the United States until the end of the month. [Copy].

1 folio
02 Jan 1932
CHAR 1/397A/8-10

Letter from Louis Alber, [President of the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], to WSC, enclosing a copy of letter to Leo Amery on his proposal to create a miniature Geneva Conference in the Carnegie Hall, New York [United States], asking if Amery would be willing to speak, and if he would be interested in a lecture tour of the United States in early 1934.

3 folios
21 Dec 1932
CHAR 1/397A/81

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on his intention to resume his lecture tour of the United States, "I shall be able to begin it, and I will go on till I drop", stating that it would be a pity to spoil the opening meeting in Brooklyn on 14 January, or the New York Economic Club meeting on 18 January with questions which were an anticlimax; he intended to speak for over an hour, and to "reach a culmination", and that while he would have no difficulty dealing with any question on the spur of the moment, he felt that it would spoil the effect on the audience. [Carbon].

1 folio
30 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/82

Letter from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on his lecture tour of the United States, stating that he did not mind answering one or two questions at the close of a meeting, but that there was little use in asking questions of a general character. [Carbon].

1 folio
30 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/83

Letter from the Secretary to WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], sending letters concerning WSC's lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
26 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/84

Letter from the Secretary to WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], sending a letter concerning WSC's lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/85

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on an invitation to speak in Elgin, Illinois [United States]. [Copy].

1 folio
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/86

Telegram from E E McCoy, County Superintendent of Schools, Elgin, Illinois [United States] to WSC, asking if he would address a meeting of 1000 school supervisors and teachers on 5 February and for what fee.

1 folio
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/87

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on secretarial help for his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/88

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated to WSC, on secretarial help for his lecture tour of the United States, recommending Phyllis Moir.

1 folio
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/89

Letter from [S R Bridges, Director, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], to Louis Alber [President of the Association], on the revised itinerary for WSC's lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/90a-b

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on an invitation to take afternoon tea with the Council on Foreign Relations, (Presidents Elihu Root and John Davis) and to speak for 20 minutes on a subject of his choice, advising him to accept as it would help make good press.

2 folios
04 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/91-92

Preliminary itinerary for WSC's lecture tour of the United States, 14 January - 21 March 1932. [Typescript, with manuscript annotations by WSC].

2 folios
[Dec 1931]
CHAR 1/397A/93

Letter from William Endicott (Marlborough Street, Boston, [United States]) to WSC, hoping to see him during his visit to Boston.

1 folio
26 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/94

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
26 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/95

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States, and confirming that Phyllis Moir had accepted the post as his secretary for the tour, starting on 12 January.

1 folio
29 Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/96-97

Letter from WSC to the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, on a revised itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States. [2 copies].

2 folios
Dec 1931
CHAR 1/397A/98-100

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC on the itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

3 folios
20 Nov 1931
CHAR 1/397B/133

Letter from WSC to E Merrick Tylor [Managing Director of the Excess Insurance Company Limited], agreeing to let him have one of his paintings "as a memento of our transactions", hoping that he would keep it in his own house and not part with it "because I do not think very much of these daubs. I am shy of their undue exposure." [Carbon].

1 folio
05 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/134

Letter from E Merrick Tylor, [Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited] to WSC, stating that it had been a pleasure arranging insurance for him, asking for one of WSC's paintings as a memento of the transaction.

1 folio
04 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/135-136

Telegram from [? the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States. [2 copies].

2 folios
04 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/137

Letter from WSC to E Merrick Tylor, [Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited], with thanks for cheque, stating that the Bank was returning the policy, which he now surrendered. [Carbon].

1 folio
03 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/138-140

Letter from E Merrick Tylor, Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited, to WSC, sending a cheque for 3,750 pounds to cancel the policy against cancellation of his lecture tour of the United States; includes filing note and note of telephone message from the Excess Insurance Company.

1 folio
03 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/141-142

Letter from E Merrick Tylor, Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited, to WSC, on insurance for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
14 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/143

Letter from WSC to Sir Ernley Blackwell, [Legal Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office], on the cancellation of his United States lecture tour, because of the possibility of a General Election, [and the death threat from the Ghadr Indian Revolutionary Party], suggesting that the Home Office keep a close watch on the young Indians in London, as they would certainly be in a bad mood when the Round Table Conference reached its inevitable breakdown. [Carbon].

1 folio
03 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/144

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
31 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/145

Letter from Sir Ernley Blackwell [Legal Assistant Under- Secretary of State], Home Office, to WSC, with notification that the "Ghada" [Ghadr] Indian Revolutionary Party were making plans for an attempt on WSC's life during his autumn tour of the United States, and asking for details of his movements.

1 folio
27 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/146

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], with notification of the cancellation of his United States lecture tour because of the probability of a General Election in October or November, [sent via his United States attorney, Louis Levy]. [Copy].

1 folio
02 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/147-150

Letter from Thomas Cook and Son Limited, Travel Agents, to Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC], with travel arrangements for WSC's lecture tour of the United States.

4 folios
31 Jul 1931 - 01 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/151

Telegram from [the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
02 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/152

Letter from WSC to E Merrick Tylor, [Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited], on insurance for his United States tour, agreeing to accept payment of 3,750 pounds in full settlement of his claims under the policy. [Carbon].

1 folio
02 Sep 1931
CHAR 1/397B/153-154

Insurance Policy by the Excess Insurance Company Limited, insuring WSC against cancellation of his United States lecture tour due to a General Election, being appointed to ministerial office, accident or illness. Premium, 500 pounds, Sum Assured 5,000 pounds.

2 folios
13 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/155-156

Note by WSC on his insurance policy covering cancellation of his lecture tour of the United States, particularly the clause allowing him to cancel due to a General Election.

2 folios
[Aug] 1931
CHAR 1/397B/157-158

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, asking him to decline an invitation to a Friendship Dinner at Columbia University, New York [United States]. [2 copies].

2 folios
22 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/159-160

Letter from Elbert Wickes, Manager, Alber-Wickes Platform Service [and Secretary, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], to WSC, on the itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
21 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/161

Telegram from WSC to [Louis Levy, of Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys], New York, on his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
28 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/162

Telegram from Saxe [? Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], New York, to WSC, on documentation concerning his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
26 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/163

Telegram from WSC to [Louis Levy, of Chadbourne, Stanchfield and Levy, Attorneys], New York, on documentation concerning his United States lecture tour. [Copy].

1 folio
26 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/164

Telegram from Saxe [? Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], New York, to WSC, on documentation concerning his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
22 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/165

Telegram from WSC to E Merrick Tylor, Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited, accepting their insurance policy against cancellation of his United States lecture tour and confirming that he had authorised his bank to pay the premium. [Carbon].

1 folio
[Aug] 1931
CHAR 1/397B/166

Telegram from WSC to Louis Levy [WSC's attorney], on his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
10 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/167

Telegram from Louis Levy [WSC's attorney] to WSC, on his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
06 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/168

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on his lecture tour of the United States, stating that he had given Louis Levy [WSC's attorney] full authority to sign the contract on his behalf. [Copy].

1 folio
01 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/169

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, agreeing to all conditions in WSC's telegram of 24 July.

1 folio
01 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/170

Letter from WSC to Louis Levy, [WSC's attorney], with authority to sign a contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on WSC's behalf for his lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
02 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/171

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on an invitation to speak at the Friendship Dinner at Columbia University, New York [United States], on 21 October, with an honorarium of 1,000 dollars, asking if he should accept. [Copy].

1 folio
18 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/172

Telegram from Nicholas Murray Butler, President, Columbia University, and Thomas Wilson, Chairman, Institute of American Meat Packers, to WSC, with an invitation to speak at the Friendship Dinner closing the Conference of Major Industries at Columbia [United States] on 21 October, with an honorarium of 1,000 dollars.

1 folio
08 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/173

Telegram from WSC to Louis Levy, [WSC's attorney], (New York), on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
19 Aug 1931
CHAR 1/397B/174

Letter from WSC to Montague Evans, [of C E Heath and Others], sending a draft of his contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for a lecture tour of the United States, asking him to draw up an insurance policy against cancellation. [Carbon].

1 folio
28 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/175-177

Letter from WSC to [Louis Levy, WSC's attorney], on his contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for a lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
30 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/178

Letter from WSC to Montague Evans, [of C E Heath and Others], sending a draft of a lecture contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for WSC's lecture tour of the United States, asking him to draw up an insurance contract against cancellation. [Carbon].

1 folio
28 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/179

Letter from Montague Evans, of C E Heath and Others, Lloyds Building, London, EC3, on WSC's insurance policy against cancellation of his United States lecture tour, undertaking to send the draft policy to Thornton Butterworth [Publisher] within a few days.

1 folio
30 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/180-181

Letter from E Merrick Tylor, Managing Director, Excess Insurance Company Limited, (Lime Street, London EC3), to WSC, sending a draft insurance policy against cancellation of his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
31 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/182-183

Draft contract between WSC and the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, for the delivery of 45 lectures in the United States between 15 October and 15 December 1931, signed by Louis Alber, President of the Association and Elmer Wickes, Secretary.

2 folios
30 Apr 1931
CHAR 1/397B/184-186

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States.

4 folios
14 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/187

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, with draft itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States, 15 October to 15 December 1931.

1 folio
14 Jul 1931
CHAR 1/397B/188

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC on arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
29 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/189

Letter from WSC to A M Bremner [barrister], with thanks for his advice on the contract for WSC's lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
30 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/190

Note on terms of WSC's contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
[Jun] 1931
CHAR 1/397B/191

Letter from WSC to M Boyle, Private Secretary to Bernard Baruch, asking her to forward a letter on WSC's lecture tour [of the United States] to Louis Levy, WSC's attorney. [Carbon].

1 folio
19 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/192

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty and Company, Solicitors, to WSC, sending a Power of Attorney, authorising Louis Levy [WSC's attorney] to negotiate the contract for WSC's lecture tour of the United States with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated].

1 folio
12 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/193

Letter from Nicholl, Manisty and Company, Solicitors, (London), to WSC, on his draft contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for a lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
09 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/194

Letter from Elbert Wickes, Manager, Alber-Wickes Platform Services [and Secretary, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], to WSC, on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
23 May 1931
CHAR 1/397B/195-196

Draft contract between the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated and WSC, for 45 lectures in the United States between 15 October and 15 December 1931, at a fee of 50,000 dollars, signed by Louis Alber, President of the Association.

2 folios
30 Apr 1931
CHAR 1/397B/197

Letter from WSC to Henry Osborne, Nicholl, Manisty and Company, Solicitors, (London), on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States, asking him to prepare a Power of Attorney for Louis Levy [WSC's attorney] to sign on his behalf. [Carbon].

1 folio
05 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/198

Letter from WSC to Louis Levy, [WSC's attorney, New York], on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
05 Jun 1931
CHAR 1/397B/199

Letter from WSC to A M Bremner, [barrister], with thanks for his advice on WSC's contract for his lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
20 May 1931
CHAR 1/397B/200

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, confirming that the contract [for his lecture tour of the United States] had been mailed to Chartwell [Kent].

1 folio
23 May 1931
CHAR 1/397B/201

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], asking him to send the proposed itinerary for his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
26 May 1931
CHAR 1/397B/202

Letter from A M Bremner, [barrister], (Paper Buildings, Temple, London) to WSC, with advice on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
18 May 1931
CHAR 1/397B/203

Letter from WSC to Henry Osborne, [of Nicholl, Manisty and Company, Solicitors, London], asking him to examine the draft contract for his lecture tour of the United States. [Carbon].

1 folio
22 May 1931
CHAR 1/397B/204

Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC, recommending Louis Levy as an attorney to deal with WSC's lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
19 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/205

Letter from T W Jacobs, European Traffic Manager, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to WSC on travel arrangements for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
24 Apr 1931
CHAR 1/397B/206

Memorandum containing proposed amendments to WSC's contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
[Apr 1931]
CHAR 1/397B/207-208

Letter from WSC to James Grigg [Chairman, Board of Inland Revenue], on the tax situation of lecturers, arguing that lecturing was an entirely different activity to writing, "the art of delivering a lecture is not literary but histrionic in its character. It is a physical and psychic exertion of which most literary men or journalists would be incapable", concluding that a hypothetical individual would be ill advised to undertake a lecture tour as the receipts would raise the rate of tax on the rest of his income, and he would receive little more than two fifths himself. [Carbon].

2 folios
15 Apr 1931
CHAR 1/397B/209

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
07 Apr 1931
CHAR 1/397B/210

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States, stating that 90 minutes was too long for a lecture, suggesting 60 minutes, with a 15 minute introduction. [Copy].

1 folio
15 Apr 1931
CHAR 1/397B/211-212

Note by WSC on the contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
[Apr 1931]
CHAR 1/397B/213

Letter from H William Klare, Vice President, Hotels Statler Company Incorporated, on his lecture tour of the United States, suggesting that he make the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York his headquarters.

1 folio
26 Mar 1931
CHAR 1/397B/214

Letter from Cesar Saerchinger, Director, European Service, Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] to Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC], on the possibility of WSC making a radio broadcast on India during his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
23 Mar 1931
CHAR 1/397B/215

Letter from [Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC] to Captain W W Galbraith, United States Embassy, London, acknowledging receipt of his letter [inviting WSC to speak at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, during his lecture tour of the United States]. [Carbon].

1 folio
23 Mar 1931
CHAR 1/397B/216

Letter from Captain W W Galbraith, Naval Attache, United States Embassy, London, to WSC, passing on an invitation from Ralph Earle, President of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, to speak at the Institute during his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
18 Mar 1931
CHAR 1/397B/217

Letter from [Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC] to Cesar Saerchinger, [Director, European Service], Columbia Broadcasting System, [CBS] declining his invitation for WSC to address the United States by transatlantic radio. [Carbon].

1 folio
21 Mar 1931
CHAR 1/397B/218

Letter from Cesar Saerchinger, Director, European Service, Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] to WSC, inviting him to address the United States by transatlantic radio.

1 folio
19 Mar 1931
CHAR 1/397B/219-220

Note by WSC, on the contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for his lecture tour of the United States.

2 folios
[Apr 1931]
CHAR 1/397B/221

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], confirming receipt of the contract for his lecture tour of the United States, stating that a few minor modifications would be necessary, but that the tour had been announced to the British press on 17 February; also expressing sympathy on Alber's illness. [Copy].

1 folio
28 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/222

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on publicity for his autumn lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
18 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/223

Visiting card of Julian Lyder, representing Robert C Buell and Company, (Hartford, Connecticut) with a note on the possibility of WSC visiting Hartford during his visit to the United States.

1 folio
c 1931
CHAR 1/397B/224

Cutting from the Hartford Daily Times, announcing that WSC would speak in Hartford, Connecticut on 17 October, during his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
16 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/225

Letter from Julian Lyder (Hartford, Connecticut, United States) to WSC, expressing pleasure at the announcement that he would be speaking in Hartford during his lecture tour in the autumn.

1 folio
16 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/226

Telegram from WSC to Nicholas Murray Butler [President, Pilgrims Society], with thanks for his invitation [to address the Pilgrims of the United States on arrival in New York in October], asking for time to consider. [Copy].

1 folio
21 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/227-228

Telegram from Nicholas Murray Butler [President, Pilgrims Society] to WSC, with an invitation to address the Pilgrims of the United States on his arrival in New York in October.

1 folio
20 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/229

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the announcement of his lecture tour of the United States, asking him to mention the name of the Alber-Wickes Agency, to state that he would be covering the whole country from Boston to Los Angeles, and say something about the lecture subjects.

1 folio
13 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/230

Letter from Sir James Hawkey [Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association, Essex] to WSC, on insurance for his proposed lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
16 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/231

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the announcement of his forthcoming lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
11 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/232

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the announcement of his forthcoming lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
07 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/233

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], suggesting subjects for his forthcoming lecture tour of the United States: "The Destiny of the English Speaking Peoples"; the "Foundation of World Peace"; "How the Great War Came"; "Great Britain and Indian Progress"; Youth and Adventure". [Copy, marked "draft"].

1 folio
06 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/234-235

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the announcement of his forthcoming lecture tour of the United States, asking for subjects for lectures.

2 folios
05 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/236

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States, stating that he would not accept lower terms than those already offered, but agreeing that if after 45 lectures, Alber could prove a loss, he would give a further five lectures free of charge. [Copy].

1 folio
01 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/237-238

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the terms of the contract for WSC's lecture tour of the United States, stressing the depth of the financial depression in the United States, and asking if he would be prepared to accept a lower fee of 45,000 dollars for 45 lectures.

2 folios
01 Feb 1931
CHAR 1/397B/239

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on the terms of the contract for his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
12 Jan 1931
CHAR 1/397B/240

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC on the terms of the contract for WSC's lecture tour of the United States, suggesting limiting WSC's liability to 10,000 dollars if the contract was voided after 1 June.

1 folio
09 Jan 1931
CHAR 1/397B/241

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on the terms of the contract for his lecture tour of the United States: stating that he had every intention of fulfilling the contract when signed, that he would know the political situation by June, and was willing to pay a substantial forfeit if forced to cancel, but asking for his liability to be limited in case of a sudden General Election, or being asked to undertake "exceptional responsibilities". [Copy].

1 folio
08 Jan 1931
CHAR 1/397B/242-243

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC on the contract for WSC's lecture tour of the United States, stating that he was willing to pay 50,000 dollars for the two months, 15 Oct - 15 Dec 1931, and giving WSC the right to cancel up to 1 June, but that there should be no cancellation clause after this date.

2 folios
20 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/244

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], stating that only a General Election, or appointment to ministerial office in October or November 1931 would cause him to cancel his lecture tour of the United States, but insisting on a figure limiting his liability if he was forced to cancel at short notice.

1 folio
23 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/245

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, stating that because of the heavy expense in arranging a successful lecture tour, he felt it unwise to consider voiding WSC's contract after 1 June 1931.

1 folio
20 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/246

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States, asking for a limit of damages if the contract was voided after 1 June 1931. [Copy].

1 folio
18 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/247-248

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
16 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/249

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
13 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/250

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, sending a draft contract for his lecture tour of the United States [not present].

1 folio
28 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/251

Letter from R Halford Forster, (Times Building, New York) to WSC, on his contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for a lecture tour of the United States.

1 folio
01 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/252-255

Draft contract between Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, and WSC, for a lecture tour of the United States, consisting of 45 lectures between 15 October and 15 December 1931, at a fee of 35,000 dollars plus 25 per cent of profits. [2 typescript copies, with significant manuscript annotations by WSC, suggesting a flat fee of 50,000 dollars rather than the percentage].

4 folios
28 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/256-258

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States in October 1931, sending a draft of the press announcement.

3 folios
28 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/259

Letter from Louis Alber, President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated, to WSC, on the contract for his lecture tour of the United States in October 1931.

1 folio
04 Dec 1930
CHAR 1/397B/260

Letter from R Halford Forster (Times Building, New York) to WSC, on his contract with Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] for a lecture tour of the United States in the autumn of 1931.

1 folio
26 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/261

Telegram from WSC to Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated], stating that he would make a decision on lecture tour of the United States when he had seen the draft contracts. [Copy].

1 folio
23 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/262

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to WSC, on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in the autumn of 1931.

1 folio
22 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/263-265

Letter from R Halford Forster, Representative of Randolph Churchill in the United States, to WSC, on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in the autumn of 1931, also on Randolph Churchill's current tour; commenting that Randolph had made a great impression, but had been handled very badly, blaming William Feakins, his agent, who was "not accustomed to meeting genius and charm" and had "hawked" Randolph round the country at ridiculously low fees, and that the host institutions had made money, but the agent had not.

2 folios
13 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/266

Letter from R Halford Forster (Times Building, New York [United States]) to WSC, on his daughter, who was working as a secretary in Stratford-on-Avon [Warwickshire], stating that she was a keen Conservative, worshipping Anthony Eden [MP for Warwick and Leamington, later 1st Lord Avon], and was keen to work for "Somebody"; asking if WSC had any vacancies on his staff, or could put her in touch with someone.

1 folio
13 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/267

Telegram from R Halford Forster (Times Building, New York) to WSC, on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in 1931.

1 folio
12 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/268-269

Telegram from WSC to R Halford Forster (Times Building, New York), on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in 1931, stating that he would consider a 45 date tour between October and December. [2 copies].

2 folios
08 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/270-276

Telegram from R Halford Forster (New York) to WSC, on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in 1931; includes covering letter from the European Commercial Manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company, passing on a request for a prompt answer. [Manuscript and typed copies].

7 folios
03 Nov 1930 - 06 Nov 1930
CHAR 1/397B/277

Telegram from WSC to R Halford Forster (New York) on his proposed lecture tour of the United States. [Copy].

1 folio
31 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/278-279

Letter from R Halford Forster (Times Building, New York) to WSC, on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in 1931, stating that Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] had offered to meet WSC's terms of 5,000 pounds per month for a two month tour.

2 folios
24 Oct 1931
CHAR 1/397B/280

Telegram from WSC to R Halford Forster (New York) on his proposed lecture tour of the United States in 1931. [Copy].

1 folio
20 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/281-282

Telegram from R Halford Forster (New York) to WSC, asking if he would be willing to make a lecture tour of the United States in 1931, at a fee of 5,000 pounds per month.

2 folios
20 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/283

Letter from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to R Halford Forster [Representative of Randolph Churchill in the United States], on lecture tours of the United States by WSC and Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
21 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/284

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to R Halford Forster [Representative of Randolph Churchill in the United States], hoping to arrange a meeting with Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
10 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/285

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to R Halford Forster [Representative of Randolph Churchill in the United States], hoping to arrange a meeting with Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
11 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/286

Telegram from Louis Alber [President, Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association Incorporated] to R Halford Forster, stating that the Association would take a lecture tour by WSC, for one or two months in the autumn of 1931, [at a rate of 5,000 pounds per month].

1 folio
10 Oct 1930
CHAR 1/397B/287-290

Draft contract between the Affiliated Lecture and Concert Association and WSC, for a lecture tour of the United States consisting of 45 lectures between 15 October and 15 December 1931, at a fee of 10,000 pounds, with a memorandum by WSC on the terms of the contract. [Carbon].

4 folios
18 Feb 1931