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CHAR 2/134 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/134/1

Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Avary Holmes-Forbes thanking him for CHAR 2/134/5. Carbon copy.

1 folio
02 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/2

Letter from Avary Holmes-Forbes (3 Pendennis Road, Streatham, [London]) to WSC enclosing a copy of a pamphlet by Lord Randolph Churchill [see CHAR 2/134/5], which he believes is now rare.

1 folio
26 Jun 1924
CHAR 2/134/3

Letter from to Lord Randolph Churchill (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, [Ireland]) to Avary Holmes-Forbes thanking him for his services as private secretary. Printed copy.

1 folio
c 1890
CHAR 2/134/4

Letter from LieutenantColonel Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham] (St James' Palace) to Avary Holmes-Forbes attributing to Forbes's tuition the improvement in his son John's marks for English history in the Sandhurst entry examination. Printed copy.

1 folio
20 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/134/5

Pamphlet: "Intermediate Education in Ireland." A letter to Sir J Bernard Burke from Lord Randolph Churchill. Sent with CHAR 2/134/1.

1 21,[1]p
1878
CHAR 2/134/6

Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Andrew Gibb reporting that Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] enjoyed Gibb's ["With Winston Churchill at the Front"] and wishes to see whether he can find Gibb a job in journalism. Carbon copy.

1 folio
02 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/7

Letter from Gideon Murray, the Master of Elibank (8 Great George Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC asking if he is correct in inferring from WSC's article in the "Weekly Despatch" that WSC would be prepared to be associated with David Lloyd George in the new alignment of parties, a position which Murray and others could not accept. Congratulates WSC on turning the tables on J H Thomas in his speech on imperial policy.

1 folio
02 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/8

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Gideon Murray, Master of Elibank, stating that he need not infer from WSC's article [in the "Weekly Despatch" that WSC would be prepared to be associated with David Lloyd George in the new alignment of parties]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
03 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/9

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Raymond Greene declining the invitation to stand for North Hackney because he has had other offers which do not involve opposing a sitting Liberal. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/10

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to H C Nazer [honorary secretary of the North Hackney Conservative and Unionist Association] (120 Stamford Hill, [London]) thanking him for the invitation to be considered as a candidate for the constituency [see CHAR 2/134/11] and proposing to consult with F Stanley Jackson before replying. Carbon copy.

1 folio
07 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/11

Letter from H C Nazer, honorary secretary of the North Hackney Conservative and Unionist Association] (120 Stamford Hill, [London]) to WSC asking whether he would like his name to be proposed as a possible candidate for the constituency, on the understanding that he make a declaration which would allow a Unionist Prime Minister to offer him office.

1 folio
03 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/12

Letter from [CSC] (Chartwell) to Anne French conveying WSC's thanks for French's suggestion that WSC put his name forward as a possible candidate for North Hackney [London] and remembering the wartime canteens at Waltham Abbey [Essex]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
08 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/13

Letter from Anne French (Glencoe, 79 Stamford Hill, [London]) to CSC suggesting that WSC might wish to be considered as a candidate for North Hackney and remembering her wartime work at the canteen in Waltham Abbey [Essex].

1 folio
28 Jun 1924
CHAR 2/134/14

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Walter Grant Morden expressing the hope that his late arrival [at a dinner at the Thames Yacht Club] did not upset Morden's friends, approving his Empire settlement scheme but declining to take a financial interest in it because his political work might be hampered if he were associated with a private corporation. Carbon copy.

1 folio
11 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/15-16

Letter from Walter Grant Morden ("The People", 49 Wellington Street, Strand, London) to WSC on: Dr Black, former Deputy Minister of Emigration in Canada, and Mervyn Brown, founder of the Canada Colonisation Association, who will be dining with WSC and Morden to discuss the scheme to form a private corporation to aid the transfer of "our surplus unproductive population from here to other parts of the Empire; the Government's attitude to the scheme.

2 folios
09 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/17-18

Letter from Walter Grant Morden ("The People", 49 Wellington Street, Strand, London) to WSC on the support of Sir Newton Moore, the Agent General for Nova Scotia [Canada] and others from Canada and other Dominions for the scheme of a private corporation to promote settlement in the Empire, and the meeting to promote the scheme, at which Morden hopes WSC and 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] will speak. Adds that he has instructed the writers on "The People" to back WSC "in every way.".

2 folios
02 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/19

Letter from Walter Grant Morden ("The People", 49 1 Wellington Street, Strand, London) to WSC on: the wish of Terence Macnaghten, vice-chairman of the Oversea Settlement Committee, to arrange a conference with Morden at the Colonial Office; the wish of Christopher Lowther to act as secretary to the proposed land settlement corporation and of Sir Robert Lynn to join its board as a representative of Ulster [Ireland]. Proposes a meeting with 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith].

1 folio
07 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/20

Letter from Sir Murland Evans (Folkestone, Kent) to WSC asking him to ask Sir William Tyrrell to procure an interview for him with Monsieur Clementel, the French minister of Finance, in order to pursue his claim to compensation.

1 folio
13 Jul [1924]
CHAR 2/134/21-22

Letter from Elizabeth, Lady Kenmare (Chesterfield House) to WSC thanking him for getting J H Thomas to agree to her and [5th Lord Kenmare] going to Kenya and stating that they did not know that the Colonial Office disapproved of their visit to Ulster [Ireland].

2 folios
14 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/23

Letter from ? , chairman and president of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, to WSC congratulating him on his address [on the international financial situation at the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World Convention].

1 folio
17 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/24

Letter from Sir Eric Geddes (Federation of British Industries, 39 St James's Street, London) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) thanking him for his speech at the Federation's Midland branch dinner in Birmingham.

1 folio
17 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/25

Letter from William Beveridge [later Lord Beveridge] (London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, Aldwych, London) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing CHAR 2/134/26 and thanking him for coming to the School.

1 folio
17 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/26

Letter from J Mair (London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, Aldwych, London) to WSC (Chartwell) conveying the resolution of the School's Court of Governors thanking him for delivering the Oration on Oration Day. Sent with CHAR 2/134/25.

1 folio
17 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/27

Letter from 2nd Lord Linlithgow (19th Armoured Car Company, The Camp, Belhaven, Dunbar, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC on his efforts as the president of the Linlithgow Unionist Association to secure cooperation between Liberals and Conservatives in the constituency. Asks whether WSC can persuade Sir James Calder to declare his support for WSC and defy the local diehard Liberals. Encloses CHAR 2/134/28.

1 folio
20 Jul [1924]
CHAR 2/134/28

Letter from Sir James Calder (121 Constitution Street, Leith [Scotland]) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow arguing that the Liberals and Conservatives will eventually merge to oppose Socialism but the time is not yet ripe because at present many Liberal voters would turn to the Socialists. There are also a lot of old Liberals who cannot reconcile themselves to the new circumstances. Copy sent with CHAR 2/134/27.

1 folio
11 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/29

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow promising to communicate with Sir James Calder [about cooperating with the Conservatives in the Linlithgow constituency] and asserting that Calder would be a much better MP than Emanuel Shinwell. Carbon copy.

1 folio
[Jul] [1924]
CHAR 2/134/30

Letter from Philip Tilden (59 Doughty Street, [London]) expressing the delight of the architectural profession that WSC and CSC are to attend the Architectural Association prizegiving and hoping to introduce WSC to Edward Robinson, the head of the Metropolitan Museum of New York.

1 folio
23 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/31

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to Major R G Alexander (United Service Club, Pall Mall, [London]) conveying WSC's rejection of his suggestion [that he should stand as "a Conservative and modified Protectionist" for the Barnstaple Division of Devon]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
24 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/32

Letter from Major R G Alexander (United Service Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to [Clarice Fisher] suggesting that WSC stand "as a Conservative and modified Protectionist" for the Barnstaple Division [of Devon].

1 folio
12 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/33

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Victor Wellesley (Foreign Office) thanking him for the account of Sir Murland Evans's transaction which was received from the embassy in Paris [France] and acknowledging that there are no grounds for diplomatic intervention in the case, although there are grounds for complaint. Carbon copy.

1 folio
24 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/34

Letter from Victor Wellesley (Foreign Office) to WSC enclosing a report by Lord Crewe [not present] on Sir Murland Evans's complaint against the French government in connection with the purchase of a controlling interest in the Societe des Hotels de l'Etoile, which shows that diplomatic intervention would not be justified.

1 folio
21 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/35-37

Letter from Granville Whiskard (Colonial Office) to [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) advising on how WSC should reply to the complaint of Colonel W B Molony that WSC as Colonial Secretary incorrectly promised a deputation of Irish loyalists that placing their claims for compensation before the Shaw Commission would cost them nothing [see CHAR 2/134/38-39].

3 folios
24 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/38-39

Letter from Colonel W B Molony (67 Carlisle Mansions, Victoria, [London]) to WSC claiming that, despite WSC's alleged promise to the deputation of Irish loyalists of which Molony was a member that they would not lose by placing their compensation claims before the Shaw Commission, Molony has sustained heavy losses despite having helped the Government to maintain law and order and that he should therefore receive further compensation.

2 folios
02 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/40

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Captain Gillmore asking to receive an account of Gillmore's discussions [with 1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith, and Austen Chamberlain] on Conservative-Liberal cooperation and declining the invitation to address a meeting of the Association of Exservice Civil Servants. Carbon copy.

1 folio
28 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/41

Letter from Captain Gillmore (57 St Stephen's House, Westminster, [London]) to WSC conveying an invitation to address a meeting of the Association of Ex-service Civil Servants, referring to his dealings with 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith], Austen Chamberlain and others about Conservative-Liberal cooperation, and suggesting that WSC could easily win the London University seat.

1 folio
24 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/42

Letter from T H Deakin, mining engineer (Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire) to WSC arguing that Labour will gain votes through some people being "gulled" by their apparent moderation and through the extension of votes to women of 21 years of age and above, a measure which WSC should urge Liberal leaders to oppose with the Conservatives.

1 folio
28 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/43

Letter from [WSC] to J Ellis Barker declining his request that he make a public statement [on the causes and prevention of cancer] because he does not know enough about it. Carbon copy.

1 folio
29 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/44

Letter from J Ellis Barker (Albion Lodge, Fortis Green, East Finchley, [London]) to WSC thanking him for approving his book ["Cancer: how it is caused, how it can be prevented"] and inviting him to sign, "with a few leading medical men", a letter inviting cancer sufferers to submit their case histories.

1 folio
25 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/45

Letter from [WSC] to J Ellis Barker approving his book ["Cancer: how it is caused, how it can be prevented".] Carbon copy.

1 folio
24 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/46

Letter from J Ellis Barker (Albion Lodge, Fortis Green, East Finchley, [London]) to WSC asking for his opinion of his book "Cancer: how it is caused, how it can be prevented", which has been well received by the medical profession.

1 folio
22 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/47

Letter from 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Belhaven Camp, Dunbar, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC on the need for Sir James Calder to undertake to give qualified support to a Conservative administration if a satisfactory electoral arrangement is to be reached in the Linlithgow Division.

1 folio
31 Jul 1924
CHAR 2/134/48

Letter from William Flood, secretary of the New Scotland Yard Athletic Club (Scotland House, [London]), to WSC (Chartwell) thanking him for his gift of a challenge trophy for their annual competition.

1 folio
01 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/49-50

Letter from George Terrell (1a Gloucester Gardens, Richmond, Surrey) to WSC conveying a resolution of the National Union of Manufacturers in favour of a tariff on manufactured goods, other than food, which are produced under conditions which make British competition impossible, and asking to speak to WSC on the subject.

2 folios
01 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/51

Letter from T H Deakin, mining engineer (Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing CHAR 2/134/52 and wondering whether a system of Free Trade within the Empire could be suggested when the Dominion Prime Ministers visit.

1 folio
01 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/52

Letter from T H Deakin (Parkend, [Lydney, Gloucestershire]) to Lord Hartington [later 10th Duke of Devonshire] suggesting a system of Free Trade within the Empire to be extended to other countries only if they reciprocate. Copy sent with CHAR 2/134/51.

1 folio
04 Aug 1887
CHAR 2/134/53

Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (The Durdans, Epsom, [Surrey]) to WSC expressing his strong wish that WSC had been returned for the Abbey Division of Westminster and that the parties should "rally to the anti-socialist cry".

1 folio
02 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/54

Letter from Gerald Christy (The Lecture Agency Ltd, Outer Temple, Strand, London) to WSC (Chartwell) asking him to see Lee Keedick, the leading lecture manager in the United States.

1 folio
05 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/55

Letter from Sir Murland Evans (Folkestone, Kent) to WSC expressing his disappointment [over the British government's failure to support his claims for compensation from the French government arising from the purchase of shares in the Societe des hotels de l'Etoile] and asking for WSC's advice.

1 folio
05 Aug [1924]
CHAR 2/134/56

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Murland Evans stating that there is no case for diplomatic intervention [in Evans's grievances against the French government arising from the purchase of shares in the Societe des hotels de l'Etoile]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
07 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/57

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on the search for an important letter of 1922 from 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] to Balfour on boundary changes under the Irish Treaty. Carbon copy.

1 folio
07 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/58

Letter from [5th Lord Rosebery] (The Durdans, Epsom, [Surrey]) to WSC inviting him to telephone if he feels like lunch and noting that WSC is "living near the paradise of Chevening" [Kent].

1 folio
08 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/59

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to Major O J Taylor (38 Francis Road, Windsor, [Berkshire]) stating that WSC thinks it unlikely that his influence would be any use to Taylor in dealing with the Ministry of Pensions. Carbon copy.

1 folio
08 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/60-61

Letter from to Major O J Taylor (38 Francis Road, Windsor, Berkshire) to WSC summarising his career in the Royal Marines and his part in the creation of the Royal Naval Division and asking WSC to support his case for an officer's pension.

2 folios
07 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/62

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir James Calder offering to discuss with him the position in the Linlithgow constituency [West Lothian, Scotland] and stressing the importance of Liberals and Conservatives cooperating against Socialism. Carbon copy.

1 folio
08 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/63

Letter from Lee Keedick (Savoy Hotel, London) to WSC (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC on the terms of his offer to manage a lecture tour of the United States by WSC.

1 folio
11 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/64

Letter from Sir James Calder (43 Assembly Street, Leith, [Scotland]) to WSC (Chartwell) agreeing to discuss [Liberal Conservative cooperation in the Linlithgow constituency] with WSC.

1 folio
11 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/65

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Lee Keedick stating that the terms of Keedick's offer to manage a lecture tour by him of the United States do not guarantee sufficient remuneration to WSC for "so great a labour" and that the domestic political situation makes it impossible for him to go on a tour in January 1925. Carbon copy.

1 folio
12 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/66

Letter from Sir Murland Evans (Folkestone, Kent) to WSC thanking him for his help and asking to be mentioned to one of WSC's business friends should the opportunity arise.

1 folio
12 Aug [1924]
CHAR 2/134/67

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to [Kate Sharp] declining her invitation to put his name forward to be the Conservative candidate for East Islington [London]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
14 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/68

Letter from Mrs Kate Sharp (11 Grange Road, Canonbury, [London]) to WSC inviting him to be nominated as the Conservative candidate for East Islington [London].

1 folio
12 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/69

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to F Stanley Jackson sending a letter he has received from Sir Harry Goschen [inviting him to be the Conservative candidate for the Epping Division of Essex], pressing Jackson for news of his plan to enable WSC to stand for Richmond [Surrey], pointing to the Government's signing of "this farcical Russian Treaty" as a sign that a general election is approaching, hoping that the Opposition will not be out-manoeuvred over the Irish [boundary] question and approving Jackson's remarks on the subject. Carbon copy.

1 folio
14 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/70

Letter from Lee Keedick (Savoy Hotel, London) to WSC (Chartwell) asking him to give him first option on the management of a lecture tour by WSC of the United States should he decide to go on one when the domestic political situation settles down.

1 folio
15 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/71

Letter from Herbert Blain, principal agent (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC stating the belief that the Epping Division of Essex would be a very suitable constituency for WSC.

1 folio
15 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/72

Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC reporting that "Worthy" [Sir Laming Worthington Evans] thinks the House of Commons will pass the Irish bill and that Ulster will then tell the House of Lords to do the same. Places 7 Aldford Street at WSC's disposal.

1 folio
18 Aug [1924]
CHAR 2/134/73

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Harry Harding [advertising manager of the United Drug Company] thanking him for praising his speech at the convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World. Carbon copy.

1 folio
20 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/74

Letter from Harry Harding, advertising manager of the United Drug Company (43 Leon Street, Boston, United States] to WSC praising his speech at the recent convention of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World.

1 folio
06 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/75

Letter from Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] (Arthur's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC recommending the publication of a letter, referring to his travels around his constituency, his imminent departure for Aix [France] for a rest and his stay at Chevening and Squerryes [both Kent] near Chartwell.

1 folio
22 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/76

Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne] (Lloyds Bank Ltd, 71 Lombard Street, London) to WSC on publicity in the press for a meeting which he hopes will be chaired by Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour].

1 folio
22 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/77

Letter from Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] (Cleve Court, Minster in Thanet, [Kent]) to WSC on: arrangements for WSC's and CSC's visit; the preparedness of Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] to leave the timing of the publication of 1st Lord Birkenhead's [earlier F E Smith] letter to Carson and WSC; Carson's knowledge of the Ulster [Ireland] boundary question; his belief that the result of the next general election will be fateful for the Empire.

1 folio
23 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/78

Letter from Frederick Guest (on board SS "Homeric") to WSC noting that Lord Grey [earlier Sir Edward Grey] has resigned the Liberal leadership in the House of Lords and that Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] will not contest Paisley [Renfrewshire, Scotland] and asking for WSC's views on David Lloyd George's probable bid for the Liberal leadership. Expresses the wish not to become involved in controversy over the Irish treaty amendment bill so as not to threaten the "perfect Liberal and Conservative combination against the Socialist" which exists in North Bristol. Mentions that he will be playing in two polo tournaments, that he has met on board newspaper proprietors from New York [United States] and Montreal [Canada] and that the ship has had to ride out a storm.

1 folio
26 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/79

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Frederick Greenwood, honorary secretary of the North Hammersmith Conservative and Constitutional Association, stating that the political situation is too uncertain for him to give a definite commitment to speak in support of the Association's candidate, Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett. Carbon copy.

1 folio
28 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/80

Letter from Frederick Greenwood, honorary secretary of the North Hammersmith Conservative and Constitutional Association (12 Hadyn Park Road, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/134/81 and asking for an answer.

1 folio
26 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/81

Copy of CHAR 2/134/82 sent with CHAR 2/134/80.

1 folio
15 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/82

Letter from Frederick Greenwood, honorary secretary of the North Hammersmith Conservative and Constitutional Association (12 Hadyn Park Road, [London]) to WSC inviting him to the Association's banquet and expressing confidence that the seat can be regained from the Socialists.

1 folio
15 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/83

Letter from Sir John Ross (Dunmoyle, Sixmilecross, County Tyrone, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC asking him to read his scheme for reform of the House of Lords and stressing the need for anti-Socialist elements to work together if the "abyss" is to be avoided.

1 folio
29 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/84-85

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne] (59 Pall Mall, London) on publicity and arrangements for the forthcoming meeting [in Edinburgh, Scotland] and the need for the Opposition to prevent the Irish treaty becoming an issue at the general election and to concentrate on the Russian treaty. Carbon copy.

2 folios
30 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/86

Letter from [WSC] to Captain W G Bonaparte Wyse (Oxford Lodge, Shoreham, Sussex) stating that in the by-election for the Abbey Division of Westminster he expressed his agreement with the policy set out in the late Government's King's Speech but denying Bonaparte Wyse's assumption that he is anxious to re-enter the councils of the Conservative party. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/87

Letter from Captain W G BonaparteWyse, honorary treasurer of the Shoreham branch of the Horsham and Worthing Conservative and Constitutional Association (Oxford Lodge, Shoreham, Sussex) to WSC asking whether he will declare [at the forthcoming meeting in Edinburgh] his unconditional support for the policy of the Conservative party as set out in the King's Speech of the previous February.

1 folio
25 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/88

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] on: David Lloyd George's intention of endorsing their letter when it is published; his attitude to the Russian treaty; the important criticism of the treaty in the "Daily News". Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/89

Letter from Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] (Cleve Court, Minster in Thanet, [Kent]) to WSC on the anxiety of the Government that the Irish boundary question should not become a political issue.

1 folio
31 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/90-97

Letter from Lionel Curtis (Hales Croft, Kidlington, Oxford) to WSC expressing relief that WSC has not endorsed the views of Si Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] views on the Irish boundary question and stressing the need to deal with the matter in such a way that Britain cannot be accused of going back on her pledges, the alternative being war with Ireland. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/134/98-101.

8 folios
31 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/98-101

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/134/90-97.

4 folios
31 Aug 1924
CHAR 2/134/102-103

Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC (Chartwell) on the excitement caused by their forthcoming meeting in Edinburgh [Scotland] and on WSC's and Horne's respective views on Ireland.

2 folios
04 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/104

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Cecil Sharp (Westminster Chambers, 11 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) regretting that he is unable at present to take any special action [in the promotion of concrete as a building material]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
04 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/105-108

Letter from Cecil Sharp, architect (Westminster Chambers, 11 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC advocating the use of concrete in building and proposing to call it "beton" to remove the current negative view of it in the public mind.

4 folios
01 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/109

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sidney Reilly on the fate of Boris Savinkov. Carbon copy.

1 folio
05 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/110

Letter from Sidney Reilly (Hotel Montpensier, 12 Rue de Richelieu, Paris, [France]) to WSC on the fate of Boris Savinkov.

1 folio
03 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/111-114

Letter from Sidney Reilly (Paris, [France]) to the editor of the "Morning Post" asserting that the reports of Boris Savinkov's capture, trial, reconciliation with the Bolsheviks and subsequent release are probably false Bolshevik propaganda and that Savinkov was probably killed crossing the Russian frontier. Copy sent with CHAR 2/134/110.

4 folios
03 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/115-116

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to William Coote (Corick, Clogher, County Tyrone, [Ulster, Ireland]) declining the invitation [to be the chief speaker at a demonstration of County Tyrone loyalists against proposed legislation to coerce Ulster on the boundary question] because he is himself a signatory of the Irish treaty. He does however criticise the Government's handling of the issue and pledges himself to work for a settlement by agreement. Carbon copy.

2 folios
05 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/117-118

Letter from William Coote (Corick, Clogher, County Tyrone, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC inviting him to be the chief speaker at a demonstration of County Tyrone loyalists against proposed legislation to coerce Ulster on the boundary question, describing WSC as "the coming leader of the Constitutional or Conservative Party" and arguing that for WSC the demonstration would be "an opportunity of a lifetime" to further his political career.

2 folios
04 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/119-121

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to 5th Lord Rosebery on: the vital importance of the Russian treaty as the issue on which the Government can be defeated and the consequent need to keep the Irish boundary question in the background; the intention at the meeting in Edinburgh [Scotland] to be addressed by WSC and Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] "to emphasise the vital need of all Constitutional and Imperial forces in the country working together in this juncture" and for WSC to emphasise his Liberal connection. Carbon copy.

3 folios
10 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/122

Letter from F Stanley Jackson (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC recommending him to accept the invitation to contest the Epping Division of Essex.

1 folio
10 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/123

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to W F Louden, chairman of the Dunfermline Burghs Unionist Association [Fifeshire, Scotland] declining the invitation to stand for the constituency. Carbon copy.

1 folio
11 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/124-125

Letter from W F Louden, chairman, and W H Wardlaw, secretary, of the Dunfermline Burghs Unionist Association [Fifeshire, Scotland] to WSC inviting him to stand for the constituency and expressing confidence that he would bring together the supporters of the two anti-Socialist parties.

2 folios
05 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/126

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to H C Nazer, general secretary of the North Hackney Conservative and Unionist Association stating that he has written to Sir Raymond Greene [declining the invitation to stand for the constituency]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
11 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/127

Letter from H C Nazer, general secretary of the North Hackney Conservative and Unionist Association (120 Stamford Hill, [London]) to WSC asking if he has decided whether or not to accept the invitation to stand for the constituency.

1 folio
04 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/128

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sidney Reilly (Hotel Montpensier, 12 Rue de Richelieu, Paris, [France]) urging him not to judge Boris Savinkov too harshly [for his apparent reconciliation with the Bolsheviks]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/129

Letter from Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] (Cleve Court, Minster in Thanet, [Kent]) to WSC stating that he did not contemplate that Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] would "unfurl the flag" but he could influence people in the direction of cooperation [between Liberals and Conservatives]. Praises WSC's article, approves the letter of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] and notes that he (Carson) and Sir James Craig [later Lord Craigavon] have houses with similar names.

1 folio
22 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/130-131

Letter from "Archie" [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness, [Scotland]) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/134/132-133 and CHAR 2/134/134, asking for the minutes of evidence taken at the enquiry into the question of the recognition of the Soviet Government, regretting that Sir James Craig [later Lord Craigavon] seems unlikely to appoint a commissioner [to deal with the Irish boundary question], noting that with J H Thomas in South Africa and James Ramsay Macdonald preoccupied no one is attempting to handle the Irish question, commenting on David Lloyd George's attitude to Russia and the prospects for a general election and describing the attacks on him (Sinclair) in his constituency by the Duke of Atholl, the agents of 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] and others.

3 folios
23 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/132-133

Letter from O Brunstrom (Grand Hotel du Canadel, Paris, [France]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan,Altnabraec, Caithness, Scotland) speculating about Boris Savinkov's dealings with the Soviet government and the plans of Sidney Reilly, who in May seemed more concerned with Benito Mussolini than with Russian matters. Sent with CHAR 2/134/130-131.

2 folios
09 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/134

Letter from O Brunstrom (Grand Hotel du Canadel, Paris, [France]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness, Scotland) giving further reports about Boris Savinkov's dealings with the Soviet government and rejecting Sidney Reilly's theory that Savinkov has been killed. Sent with CHAR 2/134/130-131.

1 folio
17 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/135-137

Letter from N Gwynne Trew (The Spies Petroleum Company Ltd, 62 London Wall, London) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing CHAR 2/134/138-145 and outlining the commercial objections to the Anglo -Russian treaties.

3 folios
23 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/138-145

"A criticism of the Anglo-Russian treaties" [by N Gwynne Trew of the Spies Petroleum Company Ltd]. Sent with CHAR 2/134/135-137.

8 folios
[Sep] [1924]
CHAR 2/134/146

Letter from RearAdmiral Arthur Smith-Dorrien to WSC congratulating him on his speech in Edinburgh [Scotland], arguing that WSC has a great political opportunity before him provided he can overcome the memories in people's minds of his past instability, and arguing that both Liberal and Conservative anti-Socialists can readily adopt the name "Constitutionalist".

1 folio
28 Sep [1924]
CHAR 2/134/147

Letter from Herbert Blain (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, [West Lothian, Edinburgh]) promising to send Colonel Blair a list of possible candidates, enclosing Central Office publications on the Anglo-Russian treaty [not present], stating that the Epping Division of Essex should be an absolutely safe seat for WSC and reporting that he has asked F Stanley Jackson to get WSC to speak on a number of Unionist platforms.

1 folio
25 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/148-149

Letter from Lord Darling [earlier Sir Charles Darling] (Saumur, [France]) to WSC expressing delight at his Edinburgh speech and the fact that he is on the same side as Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour].

2 folios
28 Sep [1924]
CHAR 2/134/150

Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his Edinburgh speech, complaining of the "defeatist" attitude of the Scottish Conservative press towards the Anglo-Russian treaty, and stressing the need for David Lloyd George to "stick to his guns.".

1 folio
29 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/151

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir James Calder expressing regret that Calder is withdrawing as Liberal candidate [for Linlithgowshire, Scotland]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/152

Letter from Sir James Calder (43 Assembly Street, Leith, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/134/153 and hoping to have a discussion with WSC should he (Calder) stand as a candidate later on.

1 folio
27 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/153

Letter from Sir James Calder (Leith, [Scotland]) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Hopetoun House, South Queensferry [West Lothian, Scotland]) explaining that he has withdrawn as Liberal candidate for Linlithgowshire because he believes that there are too many extremists to enable his ideas of Liberal-Conservative cooperation to be carried out successfully. Copy sent with CHAR 2/134/152.

1 folio
27 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/154

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Henry E Bannard (Littlewick Lodge, near [Maidenhead, Berkshire]) thanking him for his suggestion [that war debts and reparations might be remitted in return for a guarantee for a term of years of free entry of British goods into the markets of the debtor countries]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/155

Letter from Henry E Bannard (Littlewick Lodge, near [Maidenhead, Berkshire]) to WSC suggesting that war debts and reparations might be remitted in return for a guarantee for a term of years of free entry of British goods into the markets of the debtor countries.

1 folio
26 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/156-157

Letter from Sir Robert Waley-Cohen (St Helens Court, Great St Helens, London) to 1st Lord Bearsted [earlier Sir Marcus Samuel] (The Mote, Maidstone, [Kent]) on the current uncertain position regarding the property and staff of the Shell oil company in Russia and the grant by the Soviet government of oil concessions to some United States and one Italo-Belgian company.

2 folios
30 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/158

Cutting from the "Daily Telegraph": letter to the editor from Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] advocating copartnership between workers and employers as a cure for the country's current serious economic plight. Sent with CHAR 2/134/160.

2 folios
24 Sep [1924]
CHAR 2/134/159

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Commander P H Edwards (33 Southampton Street, Strand, [London]) thanking him for sending CHAR 2/134/158. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/160

Letter from Commander P H Edwards (33 Southampton Street, Strand, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/134/158 and asking himto write a letter to the "Daily Telegraph" in favour of Copartnership.

1 folio
26 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/134/161

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Major Walter Waring on the electoral prospects in Dunfermline [Fifeshire, Scotland]. Carbon copy.

1 folio
30 Sep 1924