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CHAR 2/115 Public and political: general corresondence, May-Jul 1921 Includes copies of two documents from 1917 and one journal from 1919.

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CHAR 2/115/1

Letter from Edward Marsh to Lieutenant-Colonel A C Yate conveying WSC's acceptance of the offer of membership of the Central Asia Society. Typescript copy.

1 folio
02 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/2

Letter from William Hope, honorary secretary of the Oxford University New Reform Club (Winchester House, 129a High Street, Oxford) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking him to address a meeting in Oxford under the auspices of the Club, which is the only body in Oxford which includes both wings of the Coalition. Annotated by Edward Marsh: "you can hardly do this now you are going to the Raleigh Club.".

1 folio
03 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/3-4

Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later Lord Ypres] welcoming him back to England [from Ireland] and praising the strength which saw him through the Curragh Mutiny, the war and the problems in Ireland. Suggests that WSC, French and Lord Haldane [earlier Sir Richard Haldane] dine together, laments the death of Lord Ranksborough [earlier John Brocklehurst] and asks to see some of the letters he wrote to French in the early days of the war. Typescript copy.

2 folios
06 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/5-6

Letter from Arthur Crosfield (41 West Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC expanding on the enclosed invitation to WSC [see CHAR 2/115/7-8] to become a vice-president of the organisation to be formed by the Ken Wood Preservation Committee [Middlesex].

2 folios
09 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/7-8

Letter from Arthur Crosfield, Herbert Nield, R Waley Cohen and Beatrice Osmond, members of the Ken Wood Preservation Committee [Middlesex] (41 West Hill, Highgate, [London]), to WSC inviting him to become a vice-president of the Council to be formed by the Committee and explaining its aims. Sent with CHAR 2/115/5-6. Annotated: "regret".

2 folios
09 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/9

Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Ministry of Munitions) to Edward Marsh arguing that it is not necessary to push further for Sir Albert Stern's promotion in the Legion d'Honneur.

1 folio
09 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/10

Letter from Gerald Chichester (British Embassy, Paris, [France]) to Edward Marsh reporting that he has pointed out the confusion of names in the award of membership of the Legion d'Honneur regarding Sir Charles Stewart Wilson and Alfred Howe Collinson, and that Lord Hardinge will not ask for promotion within the Legion d'Honneur for Sir Alfred Stern.

1 folio
05 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/11-12

Letter from Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later Lord Ypres] (Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his letter, agreeing to dine with WSC and Lord Haldane [earlier Richard Haldane] and promising to unpack the letters [sent by WSC to him in the early days of the war] as soon as he can.

1 folio
09 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/13

Letter from Herbert Sidebotham (7 Heathview Gardens, Roehampton, [London]) to WSC disclaiming responsibility for that day's leader in the Times on the army estimates, but complaining of being firmly instructed by WSC not to publish the information which nevertheless appeared in the Daily Telegraph.

1 folio
09 May [1921]
CHAR 2/115/14

Cutting from the Birmingham Post: review of a biography of Whitelaw Reid, the United States ambassador in Britain before the war, including the story that WSC tried to get John Morley [later Lord Morley] to make WSC Viceroy of India. Sent with CHAR 2/115/15.

3 1 agency slip and 2 cuttings affixed to sheet
06 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/15

Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Flowermead, Princes Road, Wimbledon, [London]) to WSC denying the story [recounted in a biography of Whitelaw Reid, the United States ambassador to Britain before the war] that WSC had asked Morley to get him made Viceroy of India and Morley had replied that he would rather commit suicide.

1 folio
11 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/16

Letter from Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (34-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC announcing that he has been re-elected as the Association's president and hoping that he will soon address one of their meetings.

1 folio
11 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/17

Letter from Sir Courtenay Ilbert, chairman of the Society of Comparative Legislation (1 Elm Court, Temple, London) to WSC explaining that the council of the Society comprises representatives of the Dominions and other parts of the Empire who are interested in strengthening imperial unity, and asking if WSC will allow his name to be added to the council. Annotated: "yes".

1 folio
13 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/18

Pamphlet explaining the aims and listing the leading members of the Society of Comparative Legislation.

1 6p
[1921]
CHAR 2/115/19-20

Letter from "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry] (Mountstewart, Newtonards, County Down, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC announcing that should he be elected as leader of the Ulster Senate he will have to resign as Under-Secretary of State for Air and as representative of the Colonial Office in the House of Lords. Expresses contempt for David Lloyd George's allocation of government posts as political rewards or sops, and wishes he had known that WSC regarded Frederick Guest as an alternative candidate for the Air Ministry post. Denies that in accepting a post in Ireland he will be cutting himself off from English politics and argues that although Lloyd George's methods succeeded in winning the war they are of no use for post-war reconstruction and bring ministers and parliamentary institutions into disrepute (14 May). Endorsed with reply from WSC in Edward Marsh's hand accepting Londonderry's decision with some regret (20 May).

2 folios
14 May 1921 - 20 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/21

Letter from [WSC] to Sir James Masterton Smith: "many thanks for your letter. I am only waiting for the conclusion of the Coal Strike." Typescript copy.

1 folio
18 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/22-23

Letter from [WSC] to Thornton Butterworth quoting Lord Morley's [earlier John Morley] denial of the story, in the biography of Whitelaw Reid recently published by Butterworth, that WSC tried to get Morley to have him (WSC) made Viceroy of India, and asking for the falseness of the story to be drawn to the attention of the compiler of the biography. Typescript copy.

2 folios
19 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/24

Letter from J E S (Downing Street) to Sir Arthur Crosfield informing him that WSC is declining the invitation to become a vice-president of the Ken Wood Preservation Committee [Middlesex]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
19 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/25

Letter from WSC to Sir Courtenay Ilbert accepting the invitation to join the council of the Society of Comparative Legislation. Typescript copy.

1 folio
19 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/26

Letter from Thornton Butterworth (15 Bedford Street, Strand, London) to WSC (Colonial Office) offering to insert an errata slip contradicting the story [in a recently published biography of Whitelaw Reid that WSC had asked Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] to get him (WSC) made Viceroy of India]. Annotated with WSC's instructions for a conciliatory reply.

1 folio
20 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/27

Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] on WSC's contradiction [of the story that he had asked Morley to get him made Viceroy of India] and on arrangements for lunch with Morley, the Lord Chancellor [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] and Edwin Montagu. Typescript copy.

1 folio
20 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/28

Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Flowermead, Princes Road, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC expressing satisfaction that his letter [denying the story that WSC had asked him to get him made Viceroy of India] has been useful and looking forward to lunching with WSC.

1 folio
24 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/29

Letter from Maurice Gravenor Hewins (Christ Church, Oxford) to WSC enclosing a statement of the principles of the Oxford University New Tory Association [see CHAR 2/115/30].

1 folio
25 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/30

Printed statement of the principles of the Oxford University New Tory Association. Sent with CHAR 2/115/29.

1 folio
[1921]
CHAR 2/115/31

Letter from Sir Henry Rider Haggard (Ditchingham House, Norfolk) to WSC enclosing a letter from the editor of Men of the Day asking for a contribution for a psychological study of WSC [see CHAR 2/115/32].

1 folio
27 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/32

Letter from the editor of Men of the Day to Sir Henry Rider Haggard (Ditchingham House, Norfolk) asking him to contribute to a forthcoming psychological study of WSC. Sent with CHAR 2/115/31.

1 folio
26 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/33-36

Letter from the Maharajah of Alwar (Alwar, Rajputana, [India]) on: the falseness of the rumour that WSC had been offered the viceroyalty of India and had refused it; whether a monarchical or democratic system is to be established in Mesopotamia; the Maharajah's belief in the good effects of a visit to India by the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII]; the charming personality of Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs]; the forthcoming Imperial Conference; David Lloyd George's firmness in the current coal strike; the death of the Maharajah's wife.

4 folios
30 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/37

Pages from the Daily Telegraph including marked articles on the campaign for the early closing of shops.

2 folios
30 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/38

Letter from Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association enclosing articles from the Daily Telegraph on the campaign for the early closing of shops [see CHAR 2/115/27].

1 folio
31 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/39

Letter from [WSC] to [Gravenor] Hewins thanking him for sending him a statement of the principles of the Oxford University New Tory Association. Typescript copy.

1 folio
03 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/40-41

Letter from Walter Marshall, honorary secretary of the Edinburgh Conservative Working Men's Association (94 Warrender Park Road, [Edinburgh, Scotland]) to WSC inviting him to be the Guest at the next annual dinner of the Association, summarising its history and stating its belief that post-war reconstruction requires "a Government composed of the ablest men of all parties in the state.".

2 folios
04 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/42

Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (11 Park Lane, [London]) to [WSC] recalling with pleasure and admiration WSC's periods of administration at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Munitions, in particular his support when Greene was transferred from the former department to the latter in 1917. Reports that he is still acting as chairman of the two Committee of Imperial Defence sub-committees on manpower and supply and as supervisor of the completion of the official history of wartime munitions supply.

1 folio
06 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/43

Letter from H E Foss (Treasury) to [Edward Marsh] enclosing and commenting on a paper on the London Schedule of reparation payments by Germany [see CHAR 2/115/48-49].

1 folio
07 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/44-45

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/115/48-49. Another copy at CHAR 2/115/46-47.

2 folios
07 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/46-47

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/115/48-49. Another copy at CHAR 2/115/44-45.

2 folios
07 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/48-49

Note on the London Schedule of reparation payments by Germany. Sent with CHAR 2/115/43. Typescript copies at CHAR 2/115/44-45 and CHAR 2/115/46-47.

2 folios
07 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/50

Letter from Charles Brumm (Ehrenbach, Brumm &Co, Manchester) to CSC enclosing a letter to WSC praising his speech of the previous day in Manchester on international relations [see CHAR 2/115/51-52] and noting that hostile newspapers have not had the courage to comment on it.

1 folio
09 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/51-52

Letter from Charles Brumm (Ehrenbach, Brumm &Co, Manchester), ex-president of the Southport Divisional Liberal Association [Lancashire], to WSC praising his speech of the previous day in Manchester on international relations. Sent with CHAR 2/115/50.

2 folios
09 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/53

Letter from [WSC] to Charles Brumm thanking him for his letter. Typescript copy.

1 folio
10 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/54-55

Letter from Charles Wilson (8 Southport Road, Plumstead, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) wishing him success with his forthcoming speech [on Government policy in the Middle East], remembering Lord Randolph Churchill with admiration, enclosing letters concerning his (Wilson's) dismissal as a writer from the Research Department at Woolwich Arsenal [see CHAR 2/115/56 and CHAR 2/115/57] and asking WSC to order his temporary reinstatement.

2 folios
12 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/56

Letter from Sir Kingsley Wood (15 Walbrook, London) to Charles Wilson (8 Southport Road, Plumstead, [London]) enclosing a letter from Colonel George Stanley of the War Office on the discharge of Wilson, a third class writer, from the Research Department at Woolwich Arsenal [see CHAR 2/115/57]. Sent with CHAR 2/115/54-55.

1 folio
30 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/57

Letter from Colonel George Stanley (War Office) to Sir Kingsley Wood explaining that Charles Wilson [a constituent of Wood's] cannot be retained as a third class writer in the Research Department at Woolwich Arsenal because he is not an ex-service man. Sent with CHAR 2/115/54-55.

1 folio
27 May 1921
CHAR 2/115/58-59

Letter from General Sir Charles Harington (General Headquarters, British Army in Constantinople, [Turkey]) to WSC on the apparent recently increased strength of the Greeks as against that of Mustafa Kemal Pasha [later Ataturk].

2 folios
14 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/60

Letter from C C Foster (Scottish Office) to [Edward Marsh] enclosing the menu and toast list of the 1921 annual dinner of the Edinburgh Conservative Working Men's Association and the text of the speech made there by Robert Munro [see CHAR 2/115/61, CHAR 2/115/62-71. CHAR 2/115/72-74]. Annotated by WSC that he will say [whether he can accept an invitation to speak to the Association] during the next month.

1 folio
16 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/61

Menu and toast list of the annual dinner of the Edinburgh Conservative Working-Men's Association [Scotland]. Sent with CHAR 2/115/60. Annotated with notes for Robert Munro's speech at the dinner [see CHAR 2/115/62-71.

1 folio
03 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/115/62-71

Speech by Robert Munro at the annual dinner of the Edinburgh Conservative Working-Men's Association defending the record of the Coalition Government. Sent with CHAR 2/115/60.

10 folios
03 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/115/72-74

Letter from Sir George Lloyd [later Lord Lloyd], Governor of Bombay (Government House, Ganeshkhind, [India]) to WSC on: the way in which Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] has dealt with Mohandas Gandhi [Mahatma Gandhi] and the Ali brothers; the need to introduce reform into India gradually; the comparatively quiet political situation there at present; Lloyd's agreement with WSC's view that Government money is best spent in Africa rather than Mesopotamia; his private opposition to the settlement of Indians in Africa.

3 folios
17 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/75

Letter from Shane Leslie (the Dublin Review, 28 Orchard Street, London) to WSC on arrangements for Barry, the deputy Mayor of Cork, to see WSC and his part in negotiations to obtain a cessation of violence in Ireland.

1 folio
17 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/76

Letter from Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) to Lord Curzon's private secretary sending an account of a private interview WSC had with the Japanese ambassador [not present].

1 folio
17 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/77

Letter from [WSC] to Sir James Masterton Smith enclosing a copy of Sir Julian Corbett's [official history of naval operations during the war] and criticising "its awful flatness and sterility." Typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/78-79

Letter from [WSC] to ? denying that the Lord Chancellor [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] ruled out fiscal autonomy to a united Ireland and reaffirming that the safety of Britain and the integrity of the Empire are the vital objects which determine his (WSC's) view of Irish policy. Typescript copy.

2 folios
22 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/80

Letter from Cornelius Vanderbilt Junior (640 Fifth Avenue, New York, [United States]) to [WSC] enclosing the pamphlet "the verdict of public opinion on the Japanese-American Question" [see CHAR 2/115/81] and asking for WSC's opinion of it.

1 folio
23 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/81

Pamphlet: "The verdict of public opinion on the Japanese-American question." Includes the opinions of people from several parts of the United States. Compiled by Cornelius Vanderbilt Junior. Sent with CHAR 2/115/80.

1 62p
[1921]
CHAR 2/115/82

Letter from Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC on the success of King George V's visit to Belfast [Ulster, Ireland].

1 folio
23 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/83-84

Letter from John St Loe Strachey (Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford, Surrey) to WSC enclosing a copy of the Spectator in which he argues for the abandonment of the Anglo-Japanese alliance [see CHAR 2/115/85-87], suggesting that WSC could push such a policy through and reporting that he has had no letters from readers opposing it.

2 folios
24 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/85-87

Edition of the Spectator containing an article arguing for the abandonment of the Anglo-Japanese alliance. Sent with CHAR 2/115/83-84.

3 folios
19 Jun 1921 - 25 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/88

Note: "did you settle anything with Ritchie?".

1 folio
[1921]
CHAR 2/115/89

Notes by Edward Marsh and WSC probably referring to the possibility of WSC addressing the Edinburgh Conservative Working-Men's Association [Scotland] [see CHAR 2/115/90.

1 folio
[Jun] [1921]
CHAR 2/115/90

Letter from Walter Marshall, honorary secretary of the Edinburgh Conservative Working Men's Association (82 Nicolson Street, [Edinburgh, Scotland]) to WSC hoping that he will be able to accept the invitation to address the Association.

1 folio
28 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/91

Letter from Edward Marsh (Downing Street) to Thomas Flynn (131 Cambridge Street, Pimlico, [London]) reporting that WSC has asked the Admiralty to give favourable consideration to Flynn's claim. Typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/92

Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Downing Street) to Sidney Barnes reporting that WSC would be glad if something could be done for "his rescuer" [Thomas Flynn, a sailor who claimed to have rescued WSC from drowning when, as First Lord of the Admiralty, he was boarding a ship in rough weather]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/93

Letter from 2nd Lord Esher (10 Downing Street) to WSC reporting that Lord Curzon has insisted that he alone should conduct negotiations with Pasha.

1 folio
04 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/94

Note from a Colonial Office official to [WSC] summarising CHAR 2/115/95-96 and asking how he should respond.

1 folio
06 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/95-96

Letter from Alexis Aladin (National Liberal Club, Whitehall, [London]) to WSC, the leader of the peasant union in Russia, describing his opposition to the Soviet government and asking to be provided with useful work during his enforced stay in Britain.

2 folios
06 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/97

Letter from [WSC] (Downing Street) to Alexander Leeper [assistant private secretary to Lord Curzon] enclosing a letter from Vladimir Holmstrem [see CHAR 2/115/98] and suggesting that there might be a slight possibility that Holmstrem would be useful to the Foreign Office or the Secret Service. Typescript copy.

1 folio
06 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/98

Letter from Vladimir Holmstrem (Constantinople, [Turkey]) to WSC describing his work for the anti-German and anti-Bolshevik causes as a journalist and interpreter in Russia and then in Constantinople and asking to be found a job suitable to his linguistic and other abilities in Britain or Canada.

1 folio
22 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/99

Certificate that Vladimir Holmstrem has satisfactorily served for nearly a year as an interpreter for General Staff Intelligence of the British Army in Constantinople [Turkey]. Sent with CHAR 2/115/98.

1 folio
29 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/100

Certificate from a captain of the General Staff of the Army of the Black Sea (Constantinople, [Turkey] that Vladimir Holmstrem has satisfactorily served as an interpreter although he is hampered by his deafness. Sent with CHAR 2/115/98.

1 folio
24 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/101

Letter from Captain E S Brigham, commandant of the Intelligence Corps (Constantinople, [Turkey]) to WSC endorsing the application of Vladimir Holmstrem, an interpreter, for government employment in Britain or Canada [see CHAR 2/115/98].

1 folio
29 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/115/102

Letter from Alexander Leeper (Foreign Office) to Sir Archibald Sinclair stating that there is little chance of Vladimir Holmstrem, a Russian interpreter, getting a post with the Secret Service, partly because the Service is short of funds.

1 folio
07 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/103

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Vladimir Holmstrem reporting that WSC is unaware of any official employment to which Holmstrem could be recommended and advising him to apply to the Canadian High Commissioner if he wishes to live in Canada. Typescript copy.

1 folio
08 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/104

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Alexis Aladin conveying WSC's regret that he cannot do anything to assist him but suggesting he contact the Foreign Office if he has ideas on how relations between Britain and Russia could be improved. Typescript copy.

1 folio
08 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/105-106

Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Lord Curzon on a memorandum on the supply of armoured cars to King Hussein of the Hejaz and the risk that the British civil aviation mission to Japan could upset relations with the United States. Typescript copy.

2 folios
13 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/107

Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] that there is no evidence of WSC having been consulted [when Secretary of State for War and Air, about an aviation mission to Japan].

1 folio
[Jul] [1921]
CHAR 2/115/108

Minute from CAS to the Secretary of State for Air [Frederick Guest] on the action taken in connection with the despatch of a civil aviation mission to Japan. Sent by Guest to WSC.

1 folio
Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/109-112

"Precis of action taken in connection with the Japanese request for the despatch of an instructional mission (aviation) to Japan." Originally attached to CHAR 2/115/108.

4 folios
[Jul] [1921]
CHAR 2/115/113-114

Letter from John St Loe Strachey (The Spectator, 13 York Street, Covent Garden, London) to WSC enclosing an article by him on the National Debt [not present] and deploring the attack on David Lloyd George and Lord Curzon in the Times, which he assumes was written by Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] himself.

2 folios
14 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/115-118

Letter from Mary Spears [later Mary, Lady Spears] (The Albany, [London]) to WSC reporting that during conversations in Paris [France] she did not find the anti-British feeling seen in the French press and that the main topic of conversation there was the connection of Philippe de Berthelot with the scandal of the Banque Industrielle de Chine. Reports that Edward Spears is in Prague [Czechoslovakia], commiserates on the death of Lady Randolph Churchill and wishes she could have bought WSC's picture of Ightham Mote [Kent].

4 folios
15 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/119

Letter from [WSC] to Colonel Josiah Wedgwood arguing that Wedgwood should have stayed to listen to WSC's response on behalf of the Government to his speech in the House of Commons [? on colonial policy] and explaining why he (WSC) could not be present for the whole of Wedgwood's speech. Typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/120-121

Letter from [WSC] to the Maharaja of Alwar [India] on: the imminent acceptance by the people in Mesopotamia of Emir Feisal; the efforts to secure a better recognition of the status of Indians in the British colonies and the particular difficulties this poses in South Africa; the defeat of the miners in the coal strike and the improving economic prospects for Britain; the good qualities of the Viceroy of India [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs]. Typescript copy.

2 folios
16 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/122-123

Letter from John St Loe Strachey (Newlands Corner, Merrow Downs, Guildford, [Surrey]) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) rejecting the arguments of the Controller of the National Debt against Strachey's scheme for converting the Debt into ninety-nine year leases and asking Marsh to get WSC to look at the Controller's memorandum.

2 folios
18 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/124-125

Pages from the Spectator including article by [Joseph St Loe Strachey] proposing the conversion of the National Debt into ninety-nine year leases. Annotated.

2 folios
31 May 1919
CHAR 2/115/126

Letter from Captain Russell Steele (Eastbourne House, Devizes, Wiltshire) to [WSC] asking him to use his influence to ensure that all regiments in the army are re-issued with full dress uniform for ceremonial occasions.

1 folio
18 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/127

Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Downing Street) to Captain Russell Steele conveying WSC's acknowledgement of receipt of Steele's letter. Typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/128

Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Downing Street) to Captain Sir Acton Blake asking him to tell WSC how to answer a letter recommending Captain John Lewis to a Trinity House pension [see CHAR 2/115/129].

1 folio
19 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/129

Letter from Josiah Towyn Jones (12 Downing Street) to WSC recommending Captain John Lewis of New Quay, Cardiganshire, Wales to a Trinity House pension.

1 folio
17 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/130

Letter from James Phillpotts (Bella Vista, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) to WSC on the importance of propaganda in favour of British rule among the fellaheen in Egypt.

1 folio
17 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/131-132

Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Disposal and Liquidation Commission) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) enclosing for WSC's perusal an extract from the history of the Ministry of Munitions relating to the grant of a twelve and a half per cent wage rise to munitions workers [not present].

2 folios
19 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/133

Letter from Captain Sir Acton Blake, Deputy Master of Trinity House, to Edward Marsh enclosing a copy of his reply to Josiah Towyn Jones's recommendation of Captain John Lewis to a Trinity House pension [see CHAR 2/115/134].

1 folio
20 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/134

Letter from Captain Sir Acton Blake, Deputy Master of Trinity House, to Josiah Towyn Jones replying to Jones's recommendation of Captain John Lewis to a Trinity House pension. Carbon copy sent with CHAR 2/115/133.

1 folio
20 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/135

Note by Edward Marsh to [WSC] on the application for prize money of [Thomas] Flynn, a sailor who claims to have rescued WSC from drowning when, as First Lord of the Admiralty, he was boarding a ship on a rough day.

1 folio
[Jul] [1921]
CHAR 2/115/136

Letter from Thomas Flynn [a sailor who claimed to have rescued WSC from drowning] (Finance Registry, Ministry of Pensions) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) reporting that he has not yet received any prize money as he had hoped and asking WSC for the loan of 15 pounds.

1 folio
22 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/137

Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Disposal and Liquidation Commission) to Edward Marsh enclosing a letter and minute relating to the award of a twelve and a half per cent wage rise to munitions workers [see CHAR 2/115/138 and CHAR 2/115/139] and suggesting that Marsh look in a certain box of correspondence for a related letter from WSC to Major John Hills. Annotated by Marsh: "Beckenham cannot find it".

1 folio
22 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/138

Letter from WSC to Major John Hills asking for an estimate of the cost of Hills's committee's recommendations [on the wages of munitions workers]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/115/137.

1 folio
06 Sep 1917
CHAR 2/115/139

Minute from WSC to Sir Charles Ellis on the proposed abolition of the leaving certificate for munitions workers and increases in their wages. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/115/137.

1 folio
06 Sep 1917
CHAR 2/115/140-142

Letter from Lord Curzon (Foreign Office) to WSC giving the facts relating to the despatch of a British civil aviation mission to Japan to counter the suggestions in France and in the newspapers of William Randolph Hearst that Britain is helping Japan to prepare for a future war with the United States.

3 folios
29 Jul 1921
CHAR 2/115/143

Note by Edward Marsh correcting a date mentioned in CHAR 2/115/144-145.

1 folio
[Jun] [1921]
CHAR 2/115/144-145

Part of a letter from [WSC ] to [David Lloyd George] on the arrangements for the Imperial Conference and the circumstances under which Lloyd George or WSC should attend. Typescript copy. The beginning of this document is missing.

2 folios
[Jun] [1921]