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CHAR 2/117 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/117/1

Letter from Leo Weinthal, a director of African Publications Ltd (801 Salisbury House, London Wall, London) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) saying he will see Marsh after his (Weinthal's) return from the continent because he knows Marsh is very busy with WSC's work on the Irish Commission.

1 folio
01 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/2

Notes on the ill-treatment of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alfred Rawlinson as a prisoner of the Turks and his report on his experiences [see CHAR 2/117/4-33].

1 folio
[Nov] [1921]
CHAR 2/117/3

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alfred Rawlinson (Belgravia Hotel, [London]) explaining that he is still too weak to see anyone and enclosing a copy of his report on his experiences as a prisoner of the Turks [see CHAR 2/117/4-33].

1 folio
01 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/4-33

Report by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alfred Rawlinson of the ill treatment suffered by himself and the men under his command whilst prisoners of the Turks. Includes photograph of Rawlinson. Sent with CHAR 2/117/3.

1 folio
11 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/34

Letter from C A Pearce (Ministry of Pensions) to John Stephenson (Colonial Office) stating that [Ada] Robinson is ineligible for a widow's pension in respect of her late husband Richard Robinson because they were separated.

1 folio
03 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/35

Letter from Gordon Edwards (Fairmount Hotel, San Francisco, [United States]) to WSC (Colonial Office) enclosing his summary of a disarmament plan by A E Stillwell [see CHAR 2/117/36].

1 folio
04 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/36

Summary by Gordon Edwards of "a comprehensive plan for universal, complete and permanent disarmament as conceived by Mr A E Stillwell". Sent with CHAR 2/117/35.

1 9 sheets pinned together
[Nov] [1921]
CHAR 2/117/37

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to T F Maclennan stating that WSC cannot yet give a definite answer [to the invitation to address the Rotary Club of Edinburgh [Scotland]]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/38

Letter from [John Stephenson] to [Ada] Robinson reporting that in response to WSC's inquiries the Ministry of Pensions have decided that she is not eligible for a widow's pension. Typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/39

Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Downing Street) to Sir John Pilter conveying WSC's thanks for his letter. Typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/40

Letter from T F Maclennan, vice-president of the Rotary Club of Edinburgh (7 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC hoping that he will have time to address the Club.

1 folio
08 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/41

Cutting from the Scotsman: article by Professor J Shield Nicholson on fluctuations in the value of the German mark (29 Oct). With covering letter to WSC from Robert Wallace (University of Edinburgh, [Scotland]) (9 Nov).

4 3 cuttings and letter affixed
29 Oct 1921 - 09 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/42

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Professor Robert Walace conveying WSC's thanks for sending him Professor J Shield Nicholson's article [on the German mark] [see CHAR 2/117/41].

1 folio
10 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/43

Letter from Betty Duncan (11 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, [London]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] denying that Stephen McKenna accused WSC of treachery against Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] at the time of Asquith's fall in December 1916 and asking WSC to withdraw his complaint.

1 folio
10 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/44

Letter from [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] to Betty Duncan stating that WSC is glad that Stephen McKenna did not intend to charge him with betraying Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] but is surprised that McKenna "should use words with so little grasp of their meaning." Typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/45

Letter from Edmund Cook Wheater (Pinners Hall, Austin Friars, London) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) enclosing for WSC's perusal particulars about Low Temperature Carbonisation Ltd [see CHAR 2/117/46, CHAR 2/117/47, CHAR 2/117/48 and CHAR 2/117/49].

1 folio
11 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/46

Printed circular letter from Close Brothers &Co Ltd (7 Moorgate Street, Bank, London) referring to the reports on the process developed by Low Temperature Carbonisation Ltd [see CHAR 2/117/47 and CHAR 2/117/48] whose plant in Barnsley [Yorkshire] is now being managed by Close Brothers. Sent with CHAR 2/117/45.

1 folio
07 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/47

Engineer's report on the testing and operation of the plant of Low Temperature Carbonisation Ltd at Barnsley [Yorkshire]. Sent with CHAR 2/117/45.

1 folio
18 Oct 1921
CHAR 2/117/48

Printed report to Close Brothers &Co Ltd by Sir Percy Girouard on the operations of the low temperature carbonisation plant at Barnsley, Yorkshire. Sent with CHAR 2/117/45.

1 8p
19 Oct 1921
CHAR 2/117/49

Edition of the Financial Times including marked articles on Sir Percy Girouard's report on the low temperature carbonisation plant at Barnsley, Yorkshire. Sent with CHAR 2/117/45.

1 folio
10 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/50

Letter from Betty Duncan (11 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, [London]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair (Colonial Office) stating that of the Liberal ministers who served under Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] and later transferred their allegiance after the political crisis of December 1916 only WSC has protested about Stephen McKenna's description of that episode in his "While I remember".

1 folio
12 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/51

Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (18 Cadogan Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing a memorandum by him on Conservative discontent with the Coalition over Irish policy [see CHAR 2/117/52-55] and asking him to get [David Lloyd George] to consider the points it raises.

1 folio
12 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/52-55

Memorandum by [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] on Conservative discontent with the Coalition over Irish policy and the need for David Lloyd George to clarify his government's stance on coercion of Ulster and not sacrifice the "anti-Die-hard" Conservatives by simply resigning and leaving the field open to Conservative extremists. Sent with CHAR 2/117/51.

4 folios
[Nov] [1921]
CHAR 2/117/56

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to T F Maclennan [vice-president of the Rotary Club of Edinburgh] stating that WSC sees no prospect of his being able to come to Edinburgh [Scotland] that year. Typescript copy.

1 folio
12 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/57

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Thornton Butterworth sending correspondence between WSC and Stephen McKenna [not present]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
12 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/58

Letter from WSC to John Gretton [later Lord Gretton] thanking him for the copy of the Daily Herald, referring to his membership of the Cabinet Committee looking into the organisation of the Special Department, praising Basil Thomson's services in regard to Bolshevism and regretting that Leonid Krassin was not expelled sooner. Typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/59

Letter from T F Maclennan, vice-president of the Rotary Club of Edinburgh (7 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) regretting that WSC cannot visit Edinburgh that year but hoping that he will continue to bear the Club's invitation in mind.

1 folio
14 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/60

Letter from Philip Clotosey (John Street, Kilkenny, [Leinster, Ireland]) to WSC arguing against the Early Closing Association's opposition to making Christmas Eve 1921 a Bank Holiday.

1 folio
16 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/61

Letter from George Stanley (Maybank, Farncombe Road, Worthing, [Sussex]) to WSC enclosing a paper by him on proposals for improving trading conditions [see CHAR 2/117/62-96] and explaining that he has also sent copies to Austen Chamberlain, Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan], Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] and Sir William Clark.

1 folio
19 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/62-96

"The collapse in the exchanges. A proposal for ameliorating trade conditions." By George Stanley, former Deputy Comptroller-General of the Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments of the Board of Trade and Assistant Secretary for the Board's Commercial Department. Sent with CHAR 2/117/61.

1 Sheets held together as one unit
[Nov] [1921]
CHAR 2/117/97

Note by [Edward Marsh]: "I think this might be allowed to drop." Probably refers to the case of John Addams [see CHAR 2/117/98-99, CHAR 2/117/100 and CHAR 2/117/101].

1 folio
[Nov] [1921]
CHAR 2/117/98-99

Letter from Bede Clifford (Governor-General's Office, Pretoria, [South Africa]) to Edward Marsh reporting that the status of John Addams [one of the people who helped WSC escape from the Boers] and current conditions in South Africa make it very difficult to find Addams employment either in the Civil Service or in the private sector.

2 folios
21 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/100

Letter from John Lawrie, [secretary of the South African Party Club], PO Box 3927, Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to Captain E F C Lane, private secretary to [General Jan Smuts] (Union Buildings, Pretoria, [South Africa]) giving information about John Addams [one of the people who helped WSC escape from the Boers]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/98-99.

1 folio
16 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/101

Letter from S Jacklin (Office of the Public Service Commission, Pretoria, [South Africa]) to Captain E F C Lane [private secretary to General Jan Smuts] giving the civil service record of John Addams [one of the people who helped WSC escape from the Boers]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/98-99.

1 folio
17 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/102

Letter from Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm (10 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) to [WSC] enclosing papers on the use of town guards to combat local Bolshevik threats [see CHAR 2/117/103-114] and pointing to his own experience in Colombo (Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]) to show the superiority of locally raised special constables to troops called in from outside.

1 folio
23 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/103-104

Circular letter from Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm (10 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) enclosing papers on the use of town guards to combat local Bolshevik threats [see CHAR 2/117/105-114] and describing how his ideas have been taken up in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Britain. Sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

2 folios
17 Jun 1921
CHAR 2/117/105

Circular letter from Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm (10 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) enclosing a description of the use of town guards to deal with local Bolshevik threats and industrial unrest [see CHAR 2/117/106-107]. Sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

1 folio
26 Jun 1919
CHAR 2/117/106-107

Leaflet by Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm describing the grave threat of Bolshevism to Europe and the Empire and advocating that the threat be met by forces of local Town Guards, which Malcolm himself used successfully [in Ceylon, later Sri Lanka]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

2 folios
[1919]
CHAR 2/117/108-109

Description by Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm of the raising and operations of the Colombo Town Guard [Ceylon, later Sri Lanka], which successfully dealt with riots there in 1915. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

2 folios
[1919]
CHAR 2/117/110

Circular letter from Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm, forming a postscript to his letter of 26 June [see CHAR 2/117/105], on the need for special constables to be highly trained if they are to be able to deal with local Bolshevik risings. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

1 folio
16 Sep 1919
CHAR 2/117/111-112

Circular letter from Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm (10 Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) describing how his idea of Town Guards to combat local Bolshevik risings has been taken up in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Holland, whereas in Britain only inexperienced soldiers are available for home duty. Advocates the deportation of Sinn Feiners to St Helena or the Falkland Islands, describes how the coal miners have abused their industrial strength in leading the demand for higher wages and suggests they be dealt with by the newly-enfranchised women through a referendum or general election. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

2 folios
28 Aug 1920
CHAR 2/117/113-114

Circular letter from Brigadier-General Henry Malcolm (Privatklinik Drs von Norden and Lampe, Schiferstrasse 78-82, Frankfurt-am-Main, [Germany] to the members of the Supreme Allied Council and others describing the dangerous increase in the number of criminals in Germany and the need for the German police force to be augmented and fully armed if Germany is not to succumb to Bolshevism. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/102.

2 folios
21 Nov 1920
CHAR 2/117/115

Note by [WSC] on Colonel Hans von Herwarth, who was attached to WSC when he attended the German army manoeuvres in 1906, stating that he is a vehement anti-Bolshevik and that he should be allowed to come to Britain. Typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/116

Letter from Edwin Montagu (India Office) to WSC enclosing an extract from a letter from the Maharajah of Alwar [see CHAR 2/117/117-122]. Annotated: "it is awful twaddle".

1 folio
24 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/117-122

Extract from a letter from the Maharajah of Alwar (Alwar, Rajputana, [India]) to [Edwin Montagu] enthusing about the visit to India of the Duke of Connaught, the opening of the Chamber of Princes and the new Viceroy [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/116.

6 folios
10 Sep 1921
CHAR 2/117/123

Letter from Horace Hutchinson (27 Lennox Gardens, [London]) to WSC asking permission to publish letters to the late Sir Algernon West from WSC, Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and Lord Randolph Churchill.

1 folio
24 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/124

Note by [WSC] that he would like to see the letters mentioned in CHAR 2/117/123.

1 folio
25 Nov [1921]
CHAR 2/117/125

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Horace Hutchinson asking that WSC be sent copies of the letters to the late Sir Algernon West which Hutchinson proposes to publish. Typescript copy.

1 folio
25 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/126

Letter from Sir Henry Wilson (War Office) to WSC enclosing an extract from the last letter he received from Sir Aylmer Haldane [see CHAR 2/117/127]: "It is our old, old story.".

1 folio
26 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/127

Extract from a letter from Sir Aylmer Haldane to [Sir Henry Wilson] on the need for Britain to get on good terms with the Turks, which would have a quietening effect on the inhabitants of Iraq [Mesopotamia]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/117/126.

1 folio
11 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/128

Cuttings from the Manchester Evening News on the story that WSC in his youth observed that one day he would not be known as the son of Lord Randolph Churchill but that Lord Randolph would be known as the father of WSC. The later cutting sent with CHAR 2/117/129.

2 folios
17 Nov 1921 - 28 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/129

Letter from H A Balmfarth (Manchester Evening News, 3 Cross Street, Manchester) to Edward Marsh enclosing a cutting from the Manchester Evening News refuting the story which the paper had earlier published that WSC in his youth observed that one day he would not be known as the son of Lord Randolph Churchill but that Lord Randolph would be known as the father of WSC [see CHAR 2/117/128].

1 folio
28 Nov 1921
CHAR 2/117/130

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to H A Balmfarth conveying WSC's thanks for the refutation of the story which the Manchester Evening News had earlier published that WSC in his youth observed that one day he would not be known as the son of Lord Randolph Churchill but that Lord Randolph would be known as the father of WSC [see CHAR 2/117/128].

1 folio
29 Nov 1921