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CHAR 2/106 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/106/1

Letter from Lord Crewe (House of Lords) to WSC on the poor attendance at meetings of Elder Brothers and the appropriate dress for them.

1 folio
02 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/2

Letter from Herbert Fisher (Board of Education) to WSC listing the points on which he disagrees with the proposed trade policy.

1 folio
05 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/3-4

Letter from WSC to Andrew Bonar Law on an apparent misunderstanding about the Government's commitment to the nationalisation of the railways, which WSC supports.

Typescript copy.

2 folios
05 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/5-6

Letter from [WSC] to David Lloyd George arguing that it would be politically unwise to bring Kaiser Wilhelm II to trial in England. Typescript copy.

2 folios
07 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/7-9

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Arthur Duckham on the award of war honours to aircraft manufacturers. Typescript copy.

3 folios
07 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/10

Letter from Horace Plunkett (105 Mount Street, London) to WSC asking him to see Brigadier-General Richard Pope-Hennessy to discuss the scheme for an Irish settlement which Plunkett and Hennessy have been working on. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/106/11-12.

1 folio
08 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/11-12

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/106/10 annotated by WSC that he will see [Brigadier-General Richard Pope-Hennessy] next week.

2 folios
08 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/13

Letter from Andrew Bonar Law (11 Downing Street) to WSC thanking him for sending a copy of his letter to [David Lloyd George] [see CHAR 2/106/14].

1 folio
14 Jul [1919]
CHAR 2/106/14

Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] arguing for the recreation of a regular Cabinet, the preservation of the War Cabinet administrative machinery in a general Cabinet sub-committee and the creation of sub-committees on Imperial Defence and Home Affairs. Copy sent to Andrew Bonar Law [see CHAR 2/106/13].

1 folio
08 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/15

Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] describing his ideas for the parliamentary representation of a Ministry of Defence and suggesting that Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] and William Wedgwood Benn [later 1st Lord Stansgate] be offered Under-Secretaryships. Copy.

1 folio
14 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/16

Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (20 Cavendish Square, [London]) to WSC on: the case of one Dickens; the interesting time "Henry" [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] had with Sir William Robertson in Germany; WSC' s sale of "the farmhouse" [Lullenden]; an address by Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] on "decadence" and a work by William Inge on "the Church and the Age"; the amusing idea of Herbert Asquith and Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later Lord Ypres] drilling together; the earlier remarks of WSC relishing the war and cursing David Lloyd George.

1 folio
17 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/17

Letter from Lord Haldane [earlier Richard Haldane] (28 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, [London]) to WSC urging him to give up flying because his life is too valuable to put at risk.

1 folio
19 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/18

Letter from General Jan Smuts (Union-Castle Line, RMS "Edinburgh Castle") to WSC wishing him goodbye and good luck for the future.

1 folio
21 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/19

Letter from [WSC] to Wilfrid Scawen Blunt asking to see any quotations from his private talks which Blunt may publish in his forthcoming book. Typescript copy.

1 folio
23 Jul 1919
CHAR 2/106/20

Note by WSC: "many thanks".

1 folio
05 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/21

Letter from Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later Lord Ypres] (Vice-Regal Lodge, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC agreeing that the remarks referring to Lawrence had better be left out and thanking him for his defence in the House of Commons of his [French's] conduct.

1 folio
01 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/22-24

Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] on the need to form the Cabinet, to tax war profits, to cut Government spending, to define future role of the Army, Navy and Air Force and assign the appropriate resources, to check unnecessary spending by the Admiralty, preferably by bringing the Navy as well as the other two services under a Ministry of Defence. Copy in WSC's hand.

3 folios
04 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/25

Letter from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (Benenden, Kent) to WSC: "I am not vexed with you personally but I am with your Russian policy. The latter is the devil." Annotated with WSC's reply that he does not mind political differences but would have been sorry if they had become personally estranged. Suggests they meet "when Russian affairs are no longer so tiresome.".

1 folio
09 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/26-29

Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Grand Hotel, Harrogate, [Yorkshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [? on the Consolidated Fund Bill] and complaining that he [Londonderry] has not been properly rewarded for his war service and is compelled by Lord Curzon to sit on the front bench in the House of Lords without the opportunity to speak for the Government.

4 folios
13 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/30-31

Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] urging him to form a regular Cabinet. Copy in WSC's hand. Annotated: "not sent" .

2 folios
13 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/32-33

Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC expressing the hope that Commodore Francis Mitchell's report will be out before the Dardanelles Commission papers are laid before the House of Commons and that it will be seen "that a definite limitation of our commitments in the West would have ensured complete success at Gallipoli". Mentions his objections to the use of quotations from his letters to Lord Kitchener, Sir George Arthur's untenable assertions that Egypt was denuded of troops, and Sir John Maxwell's reaction when he found Arthur talking to Hamilton's secretary. Mentions his use of horses for the ploughing of a difficult field [on the Lullenden estate].

2 folios
23 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/34

Letter from "Freddie" [Frederick Guest] to WSC on: [David Lloyd George's] wish to have WSC back with Lord Allenby [earlier Sir Edward Allenby]; the invitation to [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] to join them; Guest's plan to supply WSC with a chauffeur-driven car; [David Lloyd-George's] enthusiasm for a publicity sheet showing the record of the Government and its future plans, on which Guest wishes to include "a stirring call for Reduction of armament and National Economy" from WSC.

1 folio
24 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/35

Letter from Edward Marsh to the editor of the Liverpool Daily Courier asking for a reference to the remarks of Dr Helfferich [the former German minister of finance] quoted in a recent edition [see CHAR 2/106/75] that the Gallipoli campaign came close to total success. Typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/36

Cutting from the Manchester Guardian: article by Hartley Withers on the failure of David Lloyd George to announce measures to tackle the country's economic problems and on the need for higher taxation to restrain consumption and reduce war profits, and to tackle the depreciation of the currency. Sent by Sir Ernest Cassel.

1 folio
26 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/37

Compliments sheet from Sir Ernest Cassel accompanying CHAR 2/106/36.

1 folio
27 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/38-41

Notes on the need to impose a levy on excessive war profits in order to reduce the National Debt. Typescript copy.

4 folios
[Aug] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/42-59

Speech by Leonard Franklin to the London Liberal Federation in favour of a levy on excess war profits to reduce the National Debt.

18 folios
[1918]
CHAR 2/106/60-61

"Notes on the levy on war profits as against the levy on capital generally.".

2 folios
[1919]
CHAR 2/106/62-63

Letter from [WSC] (Dunrobin Castle, [Sutherland, Scotland]) to Sir Ernest Cassel stating his belief (resulting from discussions with David Lloyd George) "that your wish regarding myself is very likely to be fulfilled", thanking him for the cutting from the Manchester Guardian on financial policy [see CHAR 2/106/36], reporting the money-saving measures that are being taken, such as the immediate repatriation of German prisoners, and describing the apparently prosperous state of Cologne [Germany] and the Rhineland. Typescript copy.

2 folios
29 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/64-65

Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC on the steps he intends to take for the publication of his diary once the Dardanelles Commission papers have been laid before the House of Commons. Encloses a letter he has written to Violet, Lady Beaumont and her answer [see CHAR 2/106/66, CHAR 2/106/67 and CHAR 2/106/68].

2 folios
30 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/66

Letter from [General Sir Ian Hamilton] to Violet, Lady Beaumont denying her assertion that Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] and WSC had been hissed by British troops in Germany. Sent with CHAR 2/106/64-65.

1 folio
27 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/67

Cutting from the Daily Mail: letter from Violet, Lady Beaumont claiming that Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and WSC were booed and hissed by British soldiers in Germany and that the Government has given soldiers and their families a poor deal as compared to civilians.

1 folio
27 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/68

Letter from Violet, Lady Beaumont (49 Eaton Place, [London]) to General Sir Ian Hamilton acknowledging that she had been ill-informed when writing to the Daily Mail claiming that Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] and WSC had been booed and hissed by British soldiers in Germany. Sent with CHAR 2/106/64-65.

1 folio
29 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/69-71

Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Guest asking to see the articles which [David Lloyd George] and other ministers have written for the publication "The Future" before he will write anything for it himself, giving his itinerary in Scotland, asking about [David Lloyd George's] movements, enthusing about Carnegie's bequest to Lloyd George, referring to his (WSC's) stalking in the mountains, and explaining that Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] has not yet accepted the Lord Lieutenancy of Caithness because he is a Liberal coalitionist and does not want to commit himself to the Conservative wing of the coalition. Typescript copy.

3 folios
30 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/72

Letter from [WSC] (Dunrobin Castle, [Sutherland, Scotland]) to Frederick Guest asking him to inform [David Lloyd George] that Sir Edward Allenby [later Lord Allenby] will not be in Britain until the third week in September, and stressing the importance of people in high office knowing when their colleagues disagree with them. Typescript copy.

1 folio
31 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/73

Telegram from WSC (War Office) to David Lloyd George (Deauville, France) congratulating him on Carnegie's bequest. Typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/74

Letter from [WSC] (Lochmore Lodge, Lairg, [Sutherland, Scotland]) to General Sir Ian Hamilton agreeing to observe his injunctions concerning the publication of Hamilton's diary and referring to Hamilton's refutation of the claim by Violet, Lady Beaumont [that WSC and Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] had been booed and hissed by British soldiers in Germany]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/75

Cutting from the Liverpool Daily Courier: article anticipating the publication of the memoirs of Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] and referring to the statement of Dr Helfferich, the former German minister of finance, that the Gallipoli campaign came close to success.

2 Cutting and agency slip
21 Aug 1919
CHAR 2/106/75A

Letter from Guy L'estrange, London editor of the Liverpool Courier (187 Fleet Street, London) to Edward Marsh (War Office) giving the source of the remark by Dr Helfferich, the former German minister of finance, that the Gallipoli campaign came close to success.

1 folio
02 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/76

Letter from Frederick Guest to WSC reporting that [David Lloyd George] will sign the treaty [of Versailles] on 13 Sep and has benefitted from the rest. Asks WSC for a thousand-word article on "our new voluntary army" [for "The Future"].

1 folio
03 Sep [1919]
CHAR 2/106/77

Letter from Wallis Myers (50 Parliament Street, Whitehall, [London]) to WSC enclosing a specimen sheet of the government "propaganda sheet" "the Future" [see CHAR 2/106/78] and asking WSC to contribute an article to it.

1 folio
03 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/78

Specimen sheet of the first edition of "The Future", containing "special messages to the people from Cabinet ministers.".

1 8p
08 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/79

Cutting from the Sheffield Daily Telegraph: article noting that WSC is expected to escape censure in the second report of the Dardanelles Commission but that he will be criticised in books by Sir Julian Corbett and Sir Percy Scott.

1 folio
03 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/80

Letter from Lady Pembroke (Wilton House, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC asking him to put forward the name of "Reggie" [Lord Pembroke] for the post of Lord Steward.

1 folio
05 Sep [1919]
CHAR 2/106/81

Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Air Ministry) to WSC inviting him to stay at Wynyard Park (Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]) and condemning the continuing attacks in the Daily Express, part of the "man-hunting campaign" of Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] and Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth].

1 folio
06 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/82

Letter from Lord Grey of Fallodon [earlier Sir Edward Grey] (Fallodon, Lensbury, Northumberland) to WSC on the importance of the navy estimates and his decision not to take his nephew Cecil Graves away from his work in the War Office by offering him a temporary job in Washington.

1 folio
07 Sep [1919]
CHAR 2/106/83

Note from WSC to Edward Marsh that Sir Ian Hamilton would like to see the extract from Dr Helffrich's [the former German minister of finance] book [containing the remark that the Gallipoli campaign came close to success].

1 folio
07 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/84

Letter from [WSC] to [Lady Pembroke] on Lord Pembroke's wish to be appointed Lord Steward and the unfairness of the political careers of some young peers being set back because they served in the war. Typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/85

Letter from [WSC] to Robert Munro on the support of [David Lloyd George] and Frederick Guest for Munro's wish to be represented in the House of Lords in Scottish matters by the Duke of Sutherland. Typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/86

Letter from WSC (War Office) to Lord Curzon on the danger which the situation in the Baltic states poses to the anti-Bolshevik campaign. Copy.

1 folio
19 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/87

Letter from Robert Munro, Secretary for Scotland (6 Parliament Square, Edinburgh), to WSC reporting that he is to see [David Lloyd George] about the Duke of Sutherland representing him (Munro) in the House of Lords.

1 folio
21 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/88

Letter from "Sunny" [9th Duke of Marlborough] (Blenheim Palace) to WSC noting that he approves Marlborough's nominations [? connected with the Lord Lieutenancy of Oxfordshire] and inviting WSC and CSC to stay.

1 folio
21 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/89

Letter from WSC (War Office) to Lord Curzon enclosing a copy of his suggested reply to a telegram from the Prime Minister of Latvia [see CHAR 2/106/90-93].

1 folio
23 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/90-93

Letter from WSC to [David Lloyd George] giving his suggested reply to the Prime Minister of Latvia. Covers Britain's provisional recognition of the independence of the Baltic States, the need for them to take concerted against the Bolsheviks, the continued military assistance to be given by the Allies to the Baltic States and the North-West Russian Army, the determination of the Supreme Council to ensure the withdrawal of German forces from Courland. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/106/89.

4 folios
22 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/94

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Ian Hamilton commenting on the style of [Hamilton's Gallipoli diary, which he intends to publish]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/95

Letter from WSC to "Sunny" [9th Duke of Marlborough] agreeing that he is right to hold back some nominations [? connected with the Lord Lieutenancy of Oxfordshire] and accepting his invitation to stay. Typescript copy.

1 folio
25 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/96

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his comments on his Gallipoli diary and commenting on the likelihood of Sir Henry Wilson clearing it for publication.

1 folio
26 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/97

Letter from William Hozier (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC suggesting that Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] should publish on the front page of all his newspapers the facts about what is being offered to the striking railwaymen to counteract the propaganda of "Bolshevists" among the men about to be demobilised. This would also give an opportunity for a reconciliation between Northcliffe and David Lloyd George.

1 folio
28 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/98

Letter from Edward Stonor (House of Lords) enclosing a letter from Albert Mensdorff [see CHAR 2/106/99-100].

1 folio
[Oct] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/99-100

Letter from Albert Mensdorff (Jockey Club, Vienna, [Austria]) to Edward Marsh explaining how he was misrepresented in the publicity for concerts held to raise money for Austrian prisoners in England. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/106/98.

2 folios
22 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/106/101

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for praising his role in the Dardanelles campaign [in his speech paying tribute to General Sir Edmund Allenby, later Lord Allenby].

1 folio
07 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/102

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting that Sir George Arthur's account of the Dardanelles campaign is hostile to WSC but that he does not think it will harm WSC. However a forthcoming article by Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] may be more serious.

1 folio
10 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/103

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for a mark of friendship.

1 folio
10 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/104

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC noting that the first of the articles on the Dardanelles by Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] is not hostile to WSC, referring to the valuation of the stock on the farm [at Lullenden] and arguing that Sir George Arthur's portrayal of WSC as an overwhelmingly persuasive and powerful figure during the Dardanelles campaign will do WSC good rather than harm.

1 folio
15 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/105

Letter from Sir David Beatty [later Lord Beatty] (Aberdour House, Aberdour, Fife, [Scotland]) to WSC thanking him for his good wishes and expressing the hope that the [Army and Navy] will co-operate more closely together than they have done before.

1 folio
19 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/106

Letter from Sir Alfred Mond [later Lord Melchett] (Office of Works) to WSC criticising the schedule of key industries in the Imports and Exports Regulation Bill.

1 folio
22 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/107

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Alfred Mond [later Lord Melchett] asking for his views on the Imports and Exports Regulation Bill. Typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/108

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC urging him to comment on the proposal of 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] that Jamaica or other colonies should be sold, and making suggestions for the paying off of the National Debt.

1 folio
27 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/109

Letter from WSC (War Office) to General Jan Smuts thanking him for his support during the war, paying tribute to the recently deceased Louis Botha, and expressing confidence that he will resolve his "Russian troubles." Typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Oct 1919
CHAR 2/106/110

Letter in French from Marshal Henri Petain to WSC enclosing a photograph of himself [not present] and asking for one of WSC in return.

1 folio
01 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/111

Notes (on House of Commons paper) on an alleged libel on ministers' attitude to the exchequer considered by the Finance Committee.

1 folio
06 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/112

Letter from T A Lewis (12 Downing Street) to Sir Herbert Creedy (War Office) reporting that Frederick Guest states that the procedure recommended by WSC for electoral co-operation between the Liberals and Unionists is being adopted where practicable.

1 folio
12 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/113

Letter from John Seely ([later Lord Mottistone] War Office) announcing his resignation [as Under-Secretary of State for Air].

1 folio
08 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/114

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC reporting that people have expressed disappointment with David Lloyd George's speech on Russia but have praised WSC's.

1 folio
12 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/115

Letter from WSC (War Office) to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] regretting his resignation [as Under-Secretary of State for Air] and stating that he wishes he had been able to secure for him a higher office. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.

1 folio
11 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/116

Letter from Walter Long [later Lord Long] (Admiralty) to WSC congratulating him on his vindication of the Navy and the Admiralty in the Sunday Herald.

1 folio
12 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/117

Letter from WSC (War Office) to Walter Long [later Lord Long] thanking him for praising his article [in the Sunday Herald] defending the Navy's wartime performance. Typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/118

Letter from "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] (Sheldon Manor, Chippenham, [Wiltshire]) to WSC announcing that he is to resign from the Lord Lieutenancy of Cheshire.

1 folio
14 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/119

Letter from Herbert Fisher (Board of Education) to WSC referring to a source for Stein's descent on East Prussia in 1813 and describing East Prussia as "the hard kernel of the Russian fruit" which "all the hammers of destiny" have hitherto failed to break.

1 folio
19 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/120

Letter from "Geordie" [5th Duke of Sutherland] (39 Portman Square, [London]) to WSC asking for information about his role in the House of Lords.

1 folio
[Nov] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/121

Notes (on 10 Downing Street paper) on the possibility of the 5th Duke of Sutherland being given a Government role in the House of Lords.

1 folio
[Nov] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/122

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Curzon recommending that the 5th Duke of Sutherland, who has great political influence in Scotland, should deal with Scottish business in the House of Lords. Another copy at CHAR 2/106/124-125. Typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/123

Lord Chancellor's compliments slip.

1 folio
[Nov] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/124-125

Another copy of CHAR 2/106/122.

1 folio
24 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/126

Letter from Major G C Woodcock to ? Shaw reporting that Turkish artillery officers believe that a renewed naval attack on the Dardanelles would have succeeded and that parts of the Gallipoli peninsula are so honeycombed that it is surprising that any sort of landing was possible.

1 folio
26 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/127

Letter from Lord Haldane [earlier Richard Haldane] (28 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on the praise for his role in the development of tanks by Sir Charles Sargant [in the final report of the Royal Commission on Inventions].

1 folio
28 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/128

Letter from Sir Andrew Caird (1 Carmelite House, Carmelite Street, [London]) to WSC reporting that Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] agrees that criticism should be mixed with praise and asking him to suggest something that could be praised.

1 folio
28 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/129-131

Letter from [WSC] to David Lloyd George (War Office) on the resignation as Financial Secretary to the War Office of Henry Forster and his replacement by Sir Herbert Nield, the suitability of 7th Lord Londonderry representing the Air Ministry in the House of Lords and the small amount of work required of the Under-Secretary of State for Air.

3 Leaves filed in wrong order
28 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/132

Letter from Lord French [later 1st Lord Ypres, earlier Sir John French] (Vice-Regal Lodge, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC thanking him for a grant of 20,000 pounds to the Commander-in-Chief in Ireland.

1 folio
29 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/133-137

Letter from John W Davis [United States Ambassador] to WSC citing a number of appointments to agencies to refute WSC's suggestion (in an article in the Sunday Herald) that the Republicans were not given a role in the conduct of the war in the United States.

5 folios
01 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/138

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing an article from The Truth on the Dardanelles Commission [see CHAR 2/106/139] and suggesting that the Times correspondent who wrote a "masterly" article on the Commission's report (Mr Sidebotham) should be asked to write one on Commodore Francis Mitchell's report as well.

1 folio
02 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/139

Cutting from the Truth: article on the report of the Dardanelles Commission taking a sympathetic view of those who planned it and carried it out. Sent with CHAR 2/106/138.

2 Cutting and agency slip
26 Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/140

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/106/141.

1 folio
03 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/141

Letter from WSC (War Office) to Lord Curzon arguing that telegrams from Denmark [see CHAR 2/106/142 and CHAR 2/106/143] show that Maxim Litvinoff's "one object is to get an indefinite footing outside Soviet Russia and to open up questions wh go far beyond the limits of the negotiations wh you have authorised." Annotated with Curzon's reply: "1 am well aware of it &am keeping watch." Copy.

1 folio
03 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/142

Telegram from James O'Grady (Copenhagen, [Denmark]) reporting that Maxim Litvinoff has stated that the British Government is the chief obstacle preventing the Soviet Government and the Baltic states from reaching an agreement, and asking whether a statement should be made denying this. Typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/143

Telegram from James O'Grady (Copenhagen, [Denmark]) reporting that Maxim Litvinoff has requested that a representative of the Soviet Government of Russia or of the Soviet Red Cross should be included in the Inter-Allied Commission dealing with the repatriation of Russian prisoners of war in Germany. Typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/144

Letter from Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers] (Wimborne House, Arlington Street, St James's, [London]) to WSC on their respective political fortunes.

1 folio
05 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/145

Letter from WSC (War Office) to the United States Ambassador [John W Davis] thanking him for his letter [pointing out that the Republicans had been given a larger role in the conduct of the war in the United States than WSC had suggested]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
08 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/146

Letter from WSC (War Office) to Lord Curzon referring to the willingness of "F E" [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] [to defend in the House of Lords WSC's holding of two Secretaryships of State, and discussing the political role of "Geordie" [5th Duke of Sutherland]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
09 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/147-148

Letter from WSC to Lord Curzon expressing disappointment that Curzon is unable to defend in the House of Lords WSC's holding of the Secretaryships of State for both War and Air and suggesting that the Lord Chancellor [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] do so instead. Annotated typescript copy.

2 folios
09 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/149

Letter from Lord Curzon (1 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC on the defence in the House of Lords of WSC's holding of two Secretaryships of State.

1 folio
09 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/150

Cutting from the Daily Express: statistics showing Mps' output of questions and speeches during the recent parliamentary session.

2 Cutting and agency slip
11 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/151

Letter from Sidney Barnes (Admiralty) to Edward Marsh reporting that a proof copy of Commodore Francis Mitchell's report on the Dardanelles will not be available for at least two months.

1 folio
12 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/152

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC explaining that he may omit some parts of his Gallipoli diary when it is published (but not his references to "the wickedness at the end which bust up the whole show") and praising WSC's painting of a cedar.

1 folio
15 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/153

Letter from WSC to King George V thanking him for an extract from a letter from Lord Palmerston to Lord John Russell [see CHAR 2/106/154-155] and reporting, with reference to the case of Prince Francis Joseph of Hohenzollern, that a vessel has been chartered to repatriate German prisoners on Malta. Typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/154-155

Letter from Lord Palmerston to Lord John Russell arguing that a union of Spain and Portugal would not be in British interests. Typescript copy on the notepaper of Fulwell Park, Twickenham, [Middlesex].

2 folios
09 Aug 1847
CHAR 2/106/156

Notes on India Office paper referring to CHAR 2/106/157.

1 folio
16 Dec [1919]
CHAR 2/106/157

Letter from the India Office explaining, in response to a point made in the House of Commons by Edmund Denniss [later Sir Edmund Bartley-Denniss], how provisions in the Government of India Bill could lead to fiscal autonomy for India (15 Dec). Annotated by WSC: "does this mean that India may impose a protective tariff agst Lancashire cotton goods?".

1 folio
15 Dec 1919 - 17 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/158

Newspaper cuttings on the third reading of the Government of India Bill.

3 folios
06 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/159

Letter from Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham] (26 Onslow Gardens, [London]) to WSC apologising for not realising that when [David Lloyd George] asked him to play the Russian anthem it was aimed at WSC.

1 folio
17 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/160

Letter from the India Office to Edward Marsh enclosing a copy of the Joint Select Committee's report on the Government of India Bill [see CHAR 2/106/161]. Annotated by Marsh that the answer to WSC's question whether India could impose a protective tariff on Lancashire cotton goods appears to be yes.

1 folio
18 Dec [1919]
CHAR 2/106/161

"Report from the Joint Select Committee on the Government of India Bill." Sent with CHAR 2/106/160.

1 12p
Nov 1919
CHAR 2/106/162

Letter from WSC to Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] protesting about the ability of India to impose a protective tariff against British goods under the Government of India Bill. Typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/163

Letter from WSC to [Edward Grigg, later Lord Altrincham] assuring him that he did not mind [Grigg's playing the Russian anthem at the behest of David Lloyd George]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/164

Letter in French from Louis Loucheur (Carlton Hotel, Pall Mall, London) regretting that they could not meet during Loucheur's short stay in London.

1 folio
[Dec] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/165

Letter from Lord Haig [earlier Sir Douglas Haig] (GHQ, the Forces in Great Britain, Horse Guards) to WSC enclosing a letter refuting the aspersions cast on the war service in France of Sir John Simon [see CHAR 2/106/166].

1 folio
19 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/166

Letter from Reginald Grylls (Cadman, Grylls and Cadman, solicitors, West Riding Bank Chambers, Cleckheaton, [Yorkshire]) to Sir John Simon on the false statements made about Simon's war service in France by canvassers for the Coalition candidate, Colonel Fairfax. Sent with CHAR 2/106/165.

1 folio
17 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/167

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Lord Haig [earlier Sir Douglas Haig] thanking him for sending CHAR 2/106/166 to WSC. Typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/168-170

Letter from WSC to Colonel Fairfax explaining why Lord Haig [earlier Sir Douglas Haig] has refuted the claims that Sir John Simon's military service in France was a sham, praising Fairfax's record of front-line service, and arguing that Simon's efforts to atone for his resistance to compulsory service should be respected, but that had his advice been accepted the country would have been ruined. Copy annotated by WSC.

3 folios
[Dec] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/171

Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Wynyard Park, Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]) to WSC on George Tryon [later Lord Tryon], rather than himself, being appointed as Under-Secretary of State for Air.

1 folio
22 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/172

Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Wynyard Park, Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]) to WSC complaining about the appointment of George Tryon [later Lord Tryon] as Under-Secretary of State for Air instead of himself.

1 folio
22 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/173

Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Wynyard Park, Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]) to WSC on his being passed over [for the Under-Secretaryship of State for Air] and Andrew Bonar Law's insincere assurance that the matter was out of his (Law's) hands.

1 folio
27 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/174-175

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (Lullenden, [Sussex]) to WSC on: amendments to his Gallipoli diary; references in a letter from Hamilton to his wife to WSC's possible resignation and the return of Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] as First Lord; Hamilton's horticultural and construction work at Lullenden.

2 folios
29 Dec 1919
CHAR 2/106/176

Notes by [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] and WSC on the composition of the Government.

1 folio
[Dec] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/177

Note referring to CHAR 2/106/177.

1 folio
[Dec] [1919]
CHAR 2/106/178-179

Description [? by WSC] of the serious unrest within the army in January and February 1919.

2 folios
[Dec] [1919]