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CHAR 2/124A-B Public and Political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/124A/1-2

Notes by Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/124A/3.

2 folios
[Aug] [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/10

Letter from (Air Ministry) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/124A/11 and stressing the importance of Spenser Grey having insured himself for the air race for which he wishes WSC to enter him.

1 folio
03 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/11

Letter from [WSC] to Spenser Grey stating that he has entered Grey for the August Handicap air race and hoping that he has made adequate insurance arrangements. Suggested draft sent with CHAR 2/124A/10.

1 folio
03 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/12

Receipt from the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom (3 Clifford Street, Bond Street, London) to WSC: one pound entry fee for air race.

1 folio
04 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/13

Letter from Harold Perrin, secretary of the Royal Aero Club (3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) acknowledging receipt of his entry of Spenser Grey for the August Handicap air race and assuring him that insurance arrangements leave him with no further liability.

1 folio
04 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/14

Letter from Aubrey Herbert (Pixton Park, Dulverton, [Somerset]) to WSC expressing the hope that WSC will see two representatives of the Turkish government, Nihad Rechad Bey and Fethi Bey. Annotated by Edward Marsh that he answered by saying WSC will be abroad until the 19th and will then go straight into the country.

1 folio
04 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/15

Letter from Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] (Admiralty) to WSC reporting that Lady Beatty would like to see him about the treatment and well-being of some of the soldiers in Ministry of Pensions hospitals.

1 folio
04 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/16

Letter from Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) thanking him for his letter of 5 August and reporting that he has heard from Sir John Chancellor and that he will do nothing further until September.

1 folio
10 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/17

Letter from J W Lomas, secretary of the Oldham Reform Club (Union Street, Oldham, [Lancashire]) to WSC informing him that he has been elected president of the Club.

1 folio
11 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/18

Letter from Major Henry Newton (Mile Ash House, Duffield Road, Derby) to Edward Marsh asking whether he would mind saying whether WSC might be approached again [about Newton's claim to the Royal Commission arising from his service as Deputy Controller of the Trench Warfare Department].

1 folio
16 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/19

Letter from Harold Perrin, secretary of the Royal Aero Club (3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) returning his entry fee for the August Open Handicap air race because Spenser Grey's aircraft was damaged in an earlier race and he was unable to compete.

1 folio
16 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/20

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the Private Secretary at the War Office asking how WSC should reply to CHAR 2/124A/36. Carbon copy.

1 folio
17 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/21

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to John Mauchan (618 Duke Street, Glasgow, [Scotland]) reporting that WSC is communicating with the War Office about his letter [see CHAR 2/124A/36]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
17 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/22

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Russell Steele (Eastbourne House, Devizes, [Wiltshire]) stating that WSC will have enquiries made into the case of Mr Fell. Carbon copy.

1 folio
18 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/23

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the Private Secretary at the War Office asking how WSC should reply to a letter. Carbon copy.

1 folio
18 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/24

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the secretary of the Royal Aero Club [Harold Perrin] thanking him for returning the one pound entry fee paid by WSC. Carbon copy.

1 folio
21 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/25

Letter from [John Stephenson] to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Alfred Rawlinson (Willesden Paddocks, Cricklewood [London]) enclosing a letter from Sir Laming Worthington-Evans to WSC [not present]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
21 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/26

Note referring to ? CHAR 2/124A/27.

1 folio
[Aug] [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/27

Letter from Bryon Lunt (H Julius Lunt &Co, chartered accountants, Brazenose Street, Manchester) to WSC (Colonial Office) enclosing CHAR 2/124A/28.

1 folio
22 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/28

Statements of financial claims against the Government of Edward Burgess, milk contractor of 32 Garside Street, Manchester. Sent with CHAR 2/124A/27.

1 folio
[Aug] [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/29

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the Private Secretary at the Board of Trade enclosing correspondence about the claim against the Government of Edward Burgess in respect of milk supplied under the direction of the Food Controller [see CHAR 2/124A/27 and CHAR 2/124A/28]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
23 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/3

Letter from Spenser Grey (Royal Aero Club, 3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to enter him (Grey) for the August handicap air race.

1 folio
01 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/30-31

Letter from Annie Bromley (59 Elm Road, St Helens, Lancashire) to [WSC] asking him to take up the case of her son who was not re-engaged by the London and North Western Railway Company because he had signed up for a further two years' army service after the war. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/124A/60-63.

2 folios
24 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/32

Letter from [? Edward Marsh] to the Private Secretary at the Board of Trade asking how WSC should reply to a letter from the secretary to the Birmingham International Exhibition. Carbon copy.

1 folio
24 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/33

Compliments slip from Frederick Guest with note referring to CHAR 2/124A/34.

1 folio
24 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/34

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Herbert Morgan (29 Charles Street, [London]) thanking him for offering to host a luncheon at which WSC was to speak expressing the view that the gathering is best postponed. Suggested draft sent with CHAR 2/124A/33.

1 folio
24 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/35

Letter from E B B Speed (War Office) to John Stephenson (Colonial Office) returning CHAR 2/121A/36 and explaining why John Mauchan is not entitled to a service pension.

1 folio
24 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/36

Letter from John Mauchan, formerly of the Royal Scots Fusiliers (618 Duke Street, Glasgow, [Scotland]), to WSC describing his army record in support of his claim to a service pension.

1 folio
14 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/37

Cutting from the Times: letter to the editor from Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] attacking WSC's contention that the critics of Government policy in India, Ireland and Palestine are responsible for the disasters which those policies entail.

1 folio
Aug [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/38

Notes by Edward Marsh and WSC referring to CHAR 2/124A/37.

1 folio
24 Aug [1922] - 25 Aug [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/39

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Herbert Morgan thanking him for offering to act as host at a luncheon at which WSC was to have spoken and suggesting that it should be postponed for the present. Carbon copy.

1 folio
25 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/4

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to J W Lomas confirming WSC's telegram indicating his acceptance of the presidency of the Oldham Reform Club [Lancashire]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
01 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/40

Letter from Edward Burgess (Burgess' Creamery and Pure Milk and Cream Supply, 32 &36-56 Gartside Street, Deansgate, Manchester) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking him for help with his claim against the Government regarding the supply of milk under the directions of the Food Controller.

1 folio
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/41

Blank telegram form.

1 folio
c 1922
CHAR 2/124A/42

Note by Edward Marsh that Patrick Duff of the Board of Trade is advising WSC not to lend his support to the Birmingham International Exhibition.

1 folio
[Aug 1922]
CHAR 2/124A/43

Letter from Patrick Duff (Board of Trade) to John Stephenson returning CHAR 2/124A/44-45 and suggesting that WSC should follow the President of the Board of Trade [Stanley Baldwin] in withholding his support for the Birmingham International Exhibition.

1 folio
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/44-45

Letter from A H Peacock (33 Cavendish Square, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) asking him to become a vice-president of the Birmingham International Exhibition.

2 folios
22 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/46

Letter from Major Henry Newton (Mile Ash House, Duffield Road, Derby) to Edward Marsh thanking him for his letter and hoping to see him.

1 folio
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/47

Letter from [John Stephenson] to John Mauchan conveying the decision of the War Office that he is not eligible for a service pension. Carbon copy.

1 folio
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/48-49

Letter from Sir Charles Sykes (Netherdale, Galashiels, [Selkirkshire], Scotland) to WSC thanking him for a copy of his life of Lord Randolph Churchill, discussing the arrangements should WSC agree to come and speak in Huddersfield [Yorkshire], enclosing CHAR 2/124A/50-51 and sympathising with WSC on the death of Michael Collins, following that of Arthur Griffith.

2 folios
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/5

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Major Henry Newton stating that WSC cannot find time to see him before he goes abroad. Carbon copy.

1 folio
01 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/50-51

Newspaper articles by Sir Charles Sykes on the disruption caused to international trade by the fiscal barriers erected by the new states created out of the Austro-Hungarian empire, and the remedies for economic stagnation in central Europe, entailing a revision of the Treaty of Versailles. Sent with CHAR 2/124A/48-49.

2 folios
[Aug] [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/52

Letter from Herbert Vivian (White Horse Hotel, Dorking, [Surrey]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/124A/55 and asking permission to publish it in a book of memoirs.

1 folio
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/53-54

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] asking him to explain the discrepancy between two statements he has made on the rights of the Jews to a national home in Palestine. Carbon copy.

2 folios
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/55

Letter from WSC (Camp Thame) to Herbert Vivian professing his indifference to attacks on him in newspapers owned by Sir Arthur Pearson. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/124A/52.

1 folio
25 May 1907
CHAR 2/124A/56

Letter from Edward Marsh to Sir George Arthur stating that WSC has no objection to what Arthur proposes. Carbon copy.

1 folio
28 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/57

Letter from Edward Marsh to Herbert Vivian reporting that WSC does not think it would be advisable to publish a letter of his [professing indifference to attacks on him in newspapers owned by Sir Arthur Pearson; see CHAR 2/124A/55]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
28 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/58

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Annie Bromley reporting that WSC is enquiring whether anything can be done [for her son, who was not re-engaged by the London and North Western Railway because he enlisted for further army service after the war; see CHAR 2/124A/30-31]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
29 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/59

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to E B B Speed enclosing CHAR 2/124A/60-63 and asking whether the War Office could take up the case. Carbon copy.

1 folio
29 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/6

Note from T E Lawrence [also known as "Lawrence of Arabia"] to [WSC] explaining that although he has extensive experience of being flown in aircraft and of living in RAF messes he does not know anything about the men of that service. Sir Hugh Trenchard [later Lord Trenchard] has therefore agreed to let Lawrence into the ranks "to put this right".

1 folio
02 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/60-63

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/124A/30-31.

4 folios
24 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/64-67

Letter from Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] (The Priory, Lamberhurst, Kent) to WSC explaining why he now believes that he was mistaken when in 1917 he declared his support for making Palestine the Jewish national home. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/124A/68-70.

4 folios
29 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/68-70

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/124A/64-67.

3 folios
29 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/7

Visiting card from Vice-Admiral Favereau (Kermadehoy-en-Ploemeur, Morbihan [France]) with a note to [WSC] thanking him for a souvenir and enclosing a pamphlet [CHAR 2/124A/8] he has written about the French navy and the Washington conference. Manuscript signed with initials. Annotated with a note by Edward Marsh "thanked on yr behalf.".

1 folio
02 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/71-72

Letter from Patrick Duff (Board of Trade) to Edward Marsh returning CHAR 2/124A/73 and CHAR 2/124A/74 and commenting on Edward Burgess's claims against the Government arising from the supply by him of milk and sugar.

2 folios
30 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/73

Letter from Edward Burgess (Burgess' creamery and pure milk and cream supply, 32 &36-56 Gartside Street, Deansgate, Manchester) to WSC on: the influential support he gave WSC when he was elected for Manchester; Burgess's claims against the Government [arising from the supply of milk and sugar]; his complaint that the Government is quicker to compensate foreigners than British people. Illustration of premises and cows in letter head.

1 folio
19 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/74

Letter from John Stephenson to Edward Burgess asking on behalf of WSC for more information about Burgess's claims against the Government. Carbon copy.

1 folio
21 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/75

Letter from Edward Marsh to Edward Burgess informing him that the Food Department of the Board of Trade will give full consideration to his claims. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/76

Letter from E B B Speed (War Office) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) promising to enquire into the case of Annie Bromley's son [who was not re-engaged by the London and North Western Railway Company because he enlisted for further service in the army after the war].

1 folio
30 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/77

Letter from Edward Marsh to A H Peacock stating that WSC does not feel able to become a patron of the proposed [Birmingham International] Exhibition. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/78

Letter from WSC to Frederick Guest expressing regret that he (WSC) is not fit enough to play polo, and asking for background information, particularly on the figures relating to the Coalition Liberals and the number of Ulster [Ireland] members, in Guests's estimate of the General Election, which [David Lloyd George] thinks is too optimistic. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/79-81

Letter from WSC to Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] arguing that Sydenham's stated reasons for withdrawing his support for a Jewish national home in Palestine are inadequate and that he should not criticise those who are trying to make good the pledges given in the Balfour Declaration, even if he has changed his mind about it himself. Carbon copy.

3 folios
31 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/8

Pamphlet in French by Vice-Admiral Favereau attacking the proposals of the Washington Conference regarding the French Navy. Covering note at CHAR 2/124A/7.

1 16p
08 May 1922
CHAR 2/124A/82-83

Notes by WSC and Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/124A/84 and CHAR 2/124A/85-88.

2 folios
02 Sep [1922] - 04 Sep [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/84

Letter from William Dobson (Air Ministry) to Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/124A/85-88.

1 folio
31 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/85-88

Letter from Spenser Grey (3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has been ill and that the aircraft he was to have flown in an air race at Croydon [Surrey] was crashed in the previous race. Mentions the aviation experiments in Germany and argues that aviation in Britain should be encouraged by prominent men, such as Frederick Guest, the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII] and the Duke of York [later King George VI], entering aircraft for air races and therefore asks WSC to enter him for the handicap race around England.

4 folios
23 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/89

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to William Bourke Cockran returning his article [copy at CHAR 2/124A/92-97] and expressing WSC's regret that he will not be able to see him before he returns to the United States. Carbon copy.

1 folio
02 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124A/9

Letter from Spenser Grey (Royal Aero Club) to Edward Marsh on the insurance of the aircraft he intends to fly [in the August Handicap air race].

1 folio
03 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/90

Note from John Stephenson to Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/124A/91 and CHAR 2/124A/92-97.

1 folio
01 Sep [1922]
CHAR 2/124A/91

Letter from William Bourke Cockran (Turville Park, Henley-on-Thames, [Oxfordshire]) to WSC enclosing the original of CHAR 2/124A/92-97 and asking to see him before he (Cockran) leaves for the United States.

1 folio
17 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124A/92-97

Extract from the New York Annalist [United States]: letter from William Bourke Cockran to Claude Kitchin arguing that the advances of money made by the United States to her allies should be treated as gifts, not loans. Typescript copy of the original sent with CHAR 2/124A/91.

6 folios
14 May 1917
CHAR 2/124A/98-102

Letter from A Fulton-Begg (c/o Barlow Bros Ltd, Maitland Street, PO Box 439, Bloemfontein [South Africa]) to WSC reporting that he, like WSC, is currently writing his memoirs, describing his military and journalistic activities in South Africa at the time WSC was there and offering to provide WSC with information relating to that period.

5 folios
03 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/103

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Robert Bankes stating that he will tell [Mrs Burns] that WSC is communicating with the Lord Chancellor on the subject [on Mrs Burns' husband's application for a Church living]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
04 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/104

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Mrs Burns (Drum Rectory, Clones, [County Monaghan, Ireland] stating that WSC is communicating with the Lord Chancellor on the subject [of Mrs Burns' husband's application for a Church living]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
04 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/105

Agency slip for a cutting from the Yorkshire Post [not present; see CHAR 2/124B/106-107].

1 folio
26 Aug 1922
CHAR 2/124B/106-107

Letter from Harry Beckenham to the editor of the Yorkshire Post correcting the misrepresentation in that paper of WSC's views on the relative importance of establishing law and the authority of the Irish government and the destruction of its archives. Carbon copy.

2 folios
04 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/108

Letter from Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] (The Priory, Lamberhurst, Kent) to Edward Marsh asking him to forward CHAR 2/124B/109-111 to WSC and giving permission for it and previous correspondence to be published.

1 folio
04 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/109-111

Letter from Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] (The Priory, Lamberhurst, Kent) to WSC reasserting his view that undesirable elements have been permitted to enter Palestine, that the Zionists put pressure on the Government to induce it to issue the Balfour Declaration and that the administration in Palestine is effectively a Jewish one. Rejects WSC contention that because he (Sydenham) supported the establishment of a Jewish national home in the past he should not criticise the current efforts to bring it about.

3 folios
04 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/112

Letter from Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] (The Priory, Lamberhurst, Kent) to Edward Marsh asking him to alter CHAR 2/124B/109-111 [for publication] so that it says that important posts are being filled by Jews in the administration Palestine, rather than the most important.

1 folio
05 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/113

Letter from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (Newbuildings Place, Southwater, Sussex) to WSC urging the Government to get on good terms with Saad Zaghlul because he is the only one who could lead a pro-British government in Egypt. Blunt is writing this "virtually on my death bed".

1 folio
05 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/114

Letter from E B B Speed (War Office) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) stating that he cannot see how his department can make a justified protest to the London and North Western Railway Company for not re-engaging the son of Annie Bromley after he had signed up for a further two years' army service after the war. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/124B/115.

1 folio
06 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/115

Carbon copy of CHAR 2/124B/114.

1 folio
06 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/116-117

Letter from Frederick Guest (Air Ministry) to WSC (Maryland, Frinton-on-Sea, [Essex]) arguing that in a general election in which the Coalition held together the Government would defeat the combined forces of Labour and the "Wee Frees" [independent Liberals], but if the Unionists broke away the Coalition Liberals would only retain about forty seats and Labour would make great gains.

2 folios
05 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/118

Postscript by Frederick Guest to his letter at CHAR 2/124B/116-117 stating that in estimating that the Coalition Liberals would only retain forty seats in a general election if the Coalition broke up he did not include Scotland.

1 folio
05 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/119

Letter from Harry Beckenham to the editor of the Sunday Times stating that WSC denies having ever expressed an opinion attributed to him in a recent article. Carbon copy.

1 folio
06 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/120

Letter from Edward Marsh to Annie Bromley reporting that the War Office have decided that they cannot do anything about [Bromley's son not being re-engaged by the London and North Western Railway Company because he signed up for a further two years' army service after the war]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
07 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/121

Letter from Leo Weinthal (801 Salisbury House, London Wall, London) to Edward Marsh enclosing General Jan Smuts's introduction to the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa] [see CHAR 2/124B/122-126] and asking him to arrange for WSC's water colour sketches of Egypt to be published in the history.

1 folio
07 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/122-126

Introduction by General Jan Smuts to the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa]. Sent with CHAR 2/124B/121.

5 folios
26 May 1922
CHAR 2/124B/127

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] recalling that at a dinner with [David Lloyd George] Birkenhead made some remarks about the Fascisti with which WSC did not agree and enclosing a paper for him to read [not present]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
08 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/128

Letter from Geoffrey Strutt (Lee Locks Ltd, 70 Victoria Street, London) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) asking whether he can get WSC to fit one of the locks manufactured by Strutt's company on his official car.

1 folio
08 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/129

Letter from C W Hobley (801 Salisbury House, London Wall, London) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) enclosing CHAR 2/124B/130-132 and asking him to ask WSC to lend some of his water colours of Egypt for reproduction in the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route.

1 folio
08 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/130-132

Introductory note to the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa]. Draft written in WSC's name by C W Hobley and sent with CHAR 2/124B/129 for WSC's approval.

3 folios
[Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/133

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Geoffrey Strutt reporting that WSC has not got a car of his own and is using a specially protected one from the War Office, otherwise he would have accepted Strutt's offer of a car lock. Carbon copy.

1 folio
09 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/134

Notes from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] asking whether WSC is prepared to write anything for Leo Weinthal's history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa] and whether he agrees to let Weinthal publish a passage from "My African Journey" and reproduce his pictures of Egypt. Annotated by WSC that he will not write anything and that he agrees to the publication of the passage but not to the reproduction of the pictures.

1 folio
09 Sep 1922 - 11 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/135

Letter from Herbert Taylor (1 Whincop Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk) to WSC (Templeton House, Putney, [London]) explaining that he was originally attached to WSC in 1915 with the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards and asking him to write a letter of support for his application for a vacancy in the Kings's Lynn police force.

1 folio
10 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/136-138

Letter from Wing-Commander C Erskine-Risk (Royal Aero Club, 3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC giving an account of the eventful flight of himself and Spenser Grey in the Circuit of Britain (King's Cup) air race, and praising Grey's performance as a pilot.

3 folios
11 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/139-140

Letter from Spenser Grey (Royal Aero Club, 3 Clifford Street, [London]) to WSC on: his failure in the Circuit of Britain (King's Cup) air race, resulting from bad luck such as the breaking of his compass; the efforts of engineers from the Blackburn company and from Rolls Royce to get his aircraft ready; the effect of WSC entering an aircraft in encouraging "the vulgar rich" in Leeds [Yorkshire] and midland cities to support aviation by entering aircraft for races themselves.

2 folios
11 Sep [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/141

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Spenser Grey reporting that WSC would like to see him and enclosing a copy of CHAR 2/124B/142. Carbon copy.

1 folio
11 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/142

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the managing directors of the Blackburn Company and Rolls Royce Ltd conveying WSC's appreciation of the efforts of the companies' employees to prepare Spenser Grey's aircraft for the Circuit of Britain (King's Cup) air race. Carbon copy.

1 folio
11 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/143-144

Letter from WSC to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: the danger of the Coalition breaking up when unity is essential to meet the challenge of the Labour Party; the inclination of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and [David Lloyd George] to have a general election in October; the evidence from Scotland that the longer the election was postponed the worse it would be for the Coalition; WSC's reluctant agreement to an October election; the forthcoming meeting at Chequers to plan the campaign, dealing with foreign policy, unemployment, agriculture, Ireland, the Government's tackling of post-war reconstruction and the damage done by strikes and the withdrawal of eight labour members from the Government. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh.

2 folios
12 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/145

Letter from Mary Herbert to Edward Marsh enclosing CHAR 2/124B/148-151 for WSC and referring to Aubrey Herbert seeing an oculist.

1 folio
12 Sep [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/146

Note by Edward Marsh to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/124B/145 &148-151.

1 folio
[Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/147

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Mary Herbert conveying WSC's thanks for CHAR 2/124B/148-151 and asking how Aubrey Herbert is. Carbon copy.

1 folio
14 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/148-151

Memorandum by [Aubrey Herbert] on the advocacy by Talaat Pasha of an Anglo-Turkish alliance conditional on Britain helping Turkey organise her army and other resources, Turkey enjoying sovereign independence in Asia Minor and having Constantinople and Eastern Thrace including Adrianople, freedom of the Straits and guarantees for minorities in Turkey. Argues that Britain should accept these terms to prevent Turkey turning to Russia. Sent with CHAR 2/124B/145.

4 folios
12 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/152

Letter from James West (20 Silverdale Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester) to WSC enclosing photograms of the aircraft entered by WSC for the King's Cup air race [see CHAR 2/124B/153-154] and asking him to autograph them.

1 folio
13 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/153-154

Photographs of the aircraft entered by WSC for the King's Cup air race taken shortly after its arrival in Manchester. Sent with CHAR 2/124B/152.

2 folios
[Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/155-159

Letter from [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness [Scotland]) to WSC on: the wintering of polo ponies; the determination of the Duke of Atholl and the Duchess of Atholl to assert their political influence in East Perthshire against the Liberals; the need for the newly formed association of National Liberals in the constituency to be supported by Liberal headquarters; Frederick Cripps' belief that his business enterprise in Soviet Russia has been undermined by the Board of Trade and [David Lloyd George] and that the Board has been far more helpful to Leslie Urquhart in his dealings with the Soviet government; fishing and shooting. Encloses CHAR 2/124B/160-161, CHAR 2/124B/162 and CHAR 2/124B/163-164.

5 folios
13 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/160-161

Extract from CHAR 2/124B/155-159 relating to the political situation in East Perthshire [Scotland].

2 folios
[13] [Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/162

Letter from William Munro (25 George Street, Perth, [Scotland]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] on discussions between the National Liberals and Unionists in East Perthshire on which party should put up a candidate in the constituency in the next election. Copy sent with CHAR 2/124B/155-159.

1 folio
08 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/163-164

Letter from William Munro, secretary of the Perth Division National Liberal Association, to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] enclosing the two letters described below and noting that the Unionists in East Perthshire [Scotland] have departed from the agreement that the question of which party should put up a candidate in the constituency should be referred to David Lloyd George and Austen Chamberlain for arbitration (11 Sep).

Letter from Alex Stewart, secretary of the Perth Division Unionist Association, to William Munro reporting that his executive have rejected the idea of referring the candidature issue to arbitration and suggesting instead that a joint Liberal and Unionist committee be formed to select a candidate acceptable to both parties (9 Sep).

Letter from William Munro to Alexander MacCallum Scott (Anchor Cottage, Prestwick, Ayrshire, [Scotland]) referring to the letter from Alex Stewart described above and concluding that the Unionists' suggestion of a joint committee means they are determined to have a candidate from their own party (11 Sep). Copies sent with CHAR 2/124B/155-159.

2 folios
09 Sep 1922 - 11 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/165

Cutting from Punch noting WSC's remark that the high prices for holiday accommodation in Deauville [France] could be emulated in England and adding that reports from the south coast suggest that they are. Sent with CHAR 2/124B/166.

1 folio
[06] [Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/166

Letter from Leonard Rees, editor of the Sunday Times (186 Strand, London) to WSC (Colonial Office) apologising on behalf of Frederick Grundy if the paragraph a variant of which is quoted in CHAR 2/124B/165 annoyed WSC.

1 folio
13 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/167

Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/124B/169 and suggesting that Parry's application be sent to the Lord Chancellor, with WSC's reply: "no I don't think much of him.".

1 folio
[Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/168

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/124B/169.

2 2nd leaf unnumbered
13 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/169

Letter from J P Parry (Bilsdale Priory, Stokesley SO, Yorkshire) to WSC mentioning that he supported WSC when he had to resign over the Dardanelles campaign and asking him to support his application for the church living of Easington near Lofters in Yorkshire. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/124B/168.

1 folio
13 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/170

Letter from Hugh Marcus Allen (7 Stafford Road, Brighton, [Sussex]) to WSC asking him to endorse the application of James Joy for a post as an assistant clerk in the Chinese Imperial Customs [see CHAR 2/124B/171 and CHAR 2/124B/172] and recalling that he and WSC were both small boys when WSC made his "maiden speech" at Thompson's, Brunswick Road, Hove, [Sussex]).

1 folio
14 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/171

Letter from Major-General Carteret Carey (The Officers' Association, 48 Grosvenor Square, London) to Sir Francis Aglen (Peking [later Beijing, China]) asking him to give favourable consideration to James Joy's application for a post as an assistant clerk in the Chinese Imperial Customs. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/124B/170.

1 folio
13 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/172

Letter to Sir Francis Aglen, Inspector General of Customs (Peking [later Beijing, China]) recommending James Joy for a post as an assistant clerk in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/124B/170.

1 folio
[Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/173-177

Letter from [Lord Balfour, earlier Arthur Balfour] (Hotel Metropole, Geneva, Switzerland) to WSC agreeing that a formal split between the Government and the "Die-Hard" Unionists is unlikely but that a dissolution of parliament in October seems to be in the Government's best interests. Considers three possible results of a general election: a Labour victory, an arrangement of parties requiring the formation of a new coalition, or a victory for the present coalition. Balfour is too out of touch with current public opinion in Britain to judge the likelihood of the latter, but he thinks that if the Government had some definite and important legislative objects to carry through it would be justified in seeing out its term.

5 folios
14 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/178

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Herbert Taylor stating that WSC would be glad to recommend him [to a post in the King's Lynn police force, Norfolk] and asking whether he was looking after WSC when Fountain was killed. Carbon copy.

1 folio
14 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/179

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to James West conveying WSC's thanks for the photographs [at CHAR 2/124B/153-154]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/180

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Wing-Commander C Erskine-Risk conveying WSC's thanks for his letter describing his flight in the King's Cup air race with Spenser Grey and expressing WSC's admiration for the way in which they coped with their problems. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/181

Letter from R Blackburn, managing director of the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Co Ltd (Olympia, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to [Edward Marsh] expressing thanks for WSC's appreciation of the firm's efforts [in preparing the aircraft WSC had entered for the King's Cup air race].

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/182

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Leonard Rees [editor of the Sunday Times] conveying WSC's thanks for his letter [apologising if a story carried in the paper annoyed WSC; see CHAR 2/124B/166]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/183

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to E B B Speed asking him to bring a letter from Brigadier-General Henry Page Croft [see CHAR 2/124B/204] to WSC to the attention of [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/184

Letter from [WSC] to Brigadier-General Henry Page Croft stating that he is in correspondence with the War Office on the subject of his letter. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/185

Letter from Edward Marsh to C W Hobley reporting that WSC does not have time to write a piece for Leo Weinthal's [history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route] but he agrees to the publication in it of an extract from "My African Journey", although he does not think his paintings are suitable for reproduction. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/186

Letter from Herbert Taylor (1 Whincop Street, King's Lynn, [Norfolk]) to Edward Marsh describing his service as WSC's servant and orderly when WSC was attached to the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards in 1915. Annotated by WSC: "Do everything he wants. I will sign.".

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/187

Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Sykes saying he cannot yet promise [to come and speak in Huddersfield, Yorkshire].

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/188

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Herbert Taylor enclosing a testimonial for him from WSC [see CHAR 2/124B/189]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
16 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/189

Testimonial by WSC in support of the application of Herbert Taylor, his servant and orderly when he was attached to the Grenadier Guards in 1915, for a post in the King's Lynn police force [Norfolk]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
[16] [Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/190

Letter from Edward Marsh to Rev J P Parry conveying WSC's regret that he cannot help him. Carbon copy.

1 folio
16 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/191

Letter from Edward Marsh to Hugh Marcus Allen stating that WSC cannot support [James Joy's application for a post in the Chinese Imperial Customs Service] because he does not know him personally. Carbon copy.

1 folio
20 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/192

Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh saying he cannot accept the invitation [to open an exhibition at Oldham Municipal Art Gallery; see CHAR 2/124B/193-194].

1 folio
25 Sep [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/193-194

Letter from William Berry, director of the municipal art gallery, Oldham [Lancashire] to WSC (2 Sussex Square) inviting him to open an exhibition at the gallery and describing the gallery's work.

2 folios
21 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/195

Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabreac, Caithness, [Scotland]) to WSC on: the disproved arguments of those who claimed that the Bolsheviks would never invade the Tans-Caucasian republics [Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia]; Sinclair's unveiling of war memorials.

1 folio
22 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/196

Letter from John Stephenson to Edward Burgess suggesting that he communicate directly with the Board of Trade [about his claim against the Government arising from the supply of milk]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
22 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/197

Letter from Edward Marsh to the Private Secretary at the Board of Trade enclosing a further letter from Edward Burgess and copy of his reply. Carbon copy.

1 folio
23 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/198

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to William Berry conveying WSC's regret that he will not have time to open an exhibition at the Oldham municipal art gallery [Lancashire]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
25 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/199

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Kenneth Lyon enclosing a letter [not present] from an ex-official of the Ministry of Munitions who has invented a lorry which does not need oil, which he thinks will save the War Office thousands of pounds. Carbon copy.

1 folio
25 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/200

Letter from [WSC] to [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] on: a matter concerning Perth [Scotland] and Sinclair's political prospects generally which has become less urgent; the end of Britain's pro-Greek policy and the need for WSC to throw in his lot with [David Lloyd George] in order to make a stand against a complete Turkish walkover. Carbon copy.

1 folio
25 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/201

Letter from Alfred Stead (New Metropole Hotel, London) to WSC arguing for the despatch to Serbian troops to Thrace and the Dardanelles.

1 folio
26 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/202

Letter from Kenneth Lyon (War Office) to Edward Marsh stating that it is unlikely that the War Office will be able to find employment for Brigadier-General Wood and suggesting that the Officers' Branch of the Ministry of Labour be tried.

1 folio
26 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/203

Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh [referring to CHAR 2/124B/204]: "the War Office should surely be asked about this.".

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/204

Letter from Brigadier-General Henry Page Croft (Knowle, Bournemouth, [Hampshire]) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking him to help find employment for Brigadier-General Wood and describing Wood's excellent service record.

1 folio
15 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/205

Letter from WSC to Brigadier-General Henry Page-Croft enclosing a copy of CHAR 2/124B/202. Carbon copy.

1 folio
26 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/206

Letter from Corporal Peter Walls, late of the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers (Woolwich) to WSC asking him to send a letter to get him reinstated in his job at the Royal Naval Armament Depot.

1 folio
[Sep] [1922]
CHAR 2/124B/207

Letter from Edward Marsh to Corporal Peter Walls enclosing CHAR 2/124B/208. Carbon copy.

1 folio
26 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/208

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the Naval Armament Supply Officer asking him to give consideration to the circumstances described in a letter from Corporal Peter Walls [see CHAR 2/124B/206] of whose character WSC has a high opinion. Carbon copy.

1 folio
26 Sep 1922
CHAR 2/124B/209

Letter from W Mortimer, Naval Armament Supply Officer (Royal Naval Armament Depot, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, [London]) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) explaining why Corporal Peter Walls was discharged from his post in the department.

1 folio
28 Sep 1922