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CHAR 2/141 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/141/1

Letter from [WSC] to Sir James Masterton-Smith recommending that Samuel Smethurst of Oldham [Lancashire] be given suitable introductions by the Colonial Office. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/2

Letter from [WSC] to M de Costa Lee thanking him for an engraved silver bowl and asking what service by WSC it is meant to commemorate. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/3

Visiting cards of Mr and Mrs M de Costa Lee (172 Clarence Gate Gardens, London).

3 folios
c 1925
CHAR 2/141/4

Letter from [9th Lord Bessborough, ealier Lord Duncannon] (Union Interallie, 33 Faubourg St Honore, [Pairs, France]) to WSC wishing him good luck and remembering when they used to meet at Blenheim twenty-five or twenty-six years ago.

1 folio
09 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/5

Letter from 1st Lord D'Abernon (British Embassy, Berlin, [Germany]) to WSC expressing regret that WSC cannot visit, enclosing and commenting on a note on taxation of betting [not present] and thanking him for his congratulations [on his Viscountcy, see CHAR 2/141/6].

1 folio
13 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/6

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord D'Abernon regretting that the earlier meeting of Parliament means he cannot visit D'Abernon, congratulating him on his viscountcy and its association with the Locarno Treaty, and thanking him for his memorandum on drink. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/7

Letter from [WSC] to Eric Phipps (British Embassy, Paris, [France]) thanking him for sending CHAR 2/141/9. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/8

Letter from Eric Phipps (British Embassy, Paris, [France]) to WSC enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/141/9 and reporting that the French are grateful to WSC for the consideration which he displayed towards them, which shows the need to "distinguish between the present very reasonable and friendly French Goverment and their noxious predecessors.".

1 folio
15 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/9

Cutting from "Le Matin": article in French by Jules Sauerwein praising WSC's role in the negotiations in Paris over inter-allied debts. Sent with CHAR 2/141/8.

1 folio
15 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/10

Letter from [WSC] to Lord George Hamilton thanking him for his congratulations [on his role in the Paris Conference] and declaring his intention of not allowing history to repeat itself too closely in the current "struggle" with spending departments. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/11

Letter from Lord George Hamilton (17 Montagu Street, Portman Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his role [at the Paris Conference] and advising him to take stock before his next move.

1 folio
15 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/12

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Mr Fry on some confusion regarding the arrangements for a meeting of the English Speaking Union to be attended by Frank Kellogg [the United States Ambassador] at which it was originally thought that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] and WSC would be present. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/13

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Syed Sirdar Ali Khan (Hyderabad-Deccan, India) conveying WSC's thanks for a copy of Khan's book "The Earl of Reading". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/14

Letter from Syed Sirdar Ali Khan (Hyderabad-Deccan, India) to WSC sending a copy of his book "The Earl of Reading" and asking for WSC's opinion of it.

1 folio
24 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/141/15

Letter from [WSC] to Brigadier-General Richard Colvin thanking him for his congratulations on the outcome of the Paris Conference [see CHAR 2/141/16] and promising to attend the Waltham Abbey annual concert. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/16

Letter from Brigadier-General Richard Colvin (Monkhams, Waltham Abbey, Essex) to [WSC] congratulating him on the outcome of the Paris Conference and inviting him and CSC to Waltham Abbey Unionist Association's annual concert.

1 folio
11 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/17

Note [referring to CHAR 2/141/18-21]: "previous correspondence in 1924 box".

1 folio
[1925]
CHAR 2/141/18

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to J A Beamont returning his draft letter. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/19

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC on the opening at the Treasury of Beamont's letter addressed to Clarice Fisher.

1 folio
23 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/20

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to Clarice Fisher thanking her for the return of his draft letter and reporting that his injured arm is making good progress.

1 folio
21 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/21

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to Clarice Fisher asking for the return of a draft letter and referring to an operation on his arm.

1 folio
18 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/22

Letter from Alfred E Johns, executive secretary of the English Speaking Union (Trafalgar Buildings, 1 Charing Cross, London) to Clarice Fisher reporting that Frank Kellogg [the United States Ambassador] has been informed the Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] cannot attend the forthcoming meeting of the Union.

1 folio
23 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/23

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to [Alfred E Johns], executive secretary of the English Speaking Union (Trafalgar Buildings, 1 Charing Cross, London) reporting that WSC thinks that Frank Kellogg [the United States ambassador] should be told that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] and WSC cannot attend the forthcoming meeting of the Union. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/24

Letter from M de Costa Lee (172 Clarence Gate Gardens, Regents Park, London]) to WSC confirming the details given by his wife [about the inscription on a silver bowl he gave to WSC] in a letter to CSC.

1 folio
26 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/25

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Frank Newnes (8-11 Southampton Street, Strand, [London]) conveying WSC's thanks for the first volume of "The world's library of best books". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/26

Letter from Frank Newnes (George Newnes Ltd, 8-11 Southampton Street, Strand, London) to WSC sending the first volume of "The world's library of best books" and asking for his opinion of it.

1 folio
21 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/27

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Charles Baker (The Newspaper World, 14 Cross Street, Finsbury, [London]) conveying WSC's denial of the statement [that British public figures including WSC demand payment for interviews; see CHAR 2/141/29]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/28

Letter from Charles Baker (The Newspaper World, 14 Cross Street, Finsbury, [London]) to [Clarice Fisher] enclosing CHAR 2/141/29 and asking for advice as to its accuracy.

1 folio
20 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/29

Reprint from [the "Editor and Publisher" of New York, United States]: article claiming that British public figures including WSC are demanding payment for interiviews. Sent with CHAR 2/141/28.

1 folio
[03] [Jan] [1925]
CHAR 2/141/30

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to J A Beamont (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) conveying WSC's regrets that Beamont's letter to Fisher was opened at the Treasury. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/31

Letter from [WSC] to Flight-Lieutenant Maxwell Coote (Government House, Sydney, Australia) referring to the permanent results of the work they did together at the Middle East Conference in Cairo [Egypt] and noting with pleasure that Coote is working for Sir Dudley de Chair, who was naval secretary to WSC before the war. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/32

Letter from Flight-Lieutenant Maxwell Coote (Government House, Sydney, Australia) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, reporting that he (Coote) has been appointed ADC to Sir Dudley de Chair, the governor of New South Wales, and that he is the first Royal Air Force officer to secure such a post in Australasia, and that Sir Keith Smith and Vickers Ltd are planning an airship route from Australia to England in two years time.

1 folio
08 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/141/33

Letter from [WSC] to Patrick Hannon (24 Abingdon Street, [London]) asking to postpone an address to the Constitutional Club due to pressure of work. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/34

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Charles Watney (Courtfield House, Courtfield Road, [London]) conveying WSC's thanks for CHAR 2/141/35, CHAR 2/141/36 and CHAR 2/141/37. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/35

Letter from Charles Watney (Courtfield House, Courtfield Road, [London]) to WSC enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/141/36 and CHAR 2/141/37 and arguing that Conservative Central Office should take special steps to answer the weekly notes for speakers issued by the Independent Labour Party.

1 folio
31 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/36

Printed weekly notes for speakers on policy towards Russia issued by the Independent Labour Party Information Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/141/35.

1 folio
29 Jan 1925
CHAR 2/141/37

Notes [by Charles Watney] countering the claim by the Independent Labour Party that Russia and tropical Africa offer the best potential for the expansion of British trade. Sent with CHAR 2/141/35.

1 folio
[Jan] [1925]
CHAR 2/141/38

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hozier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Clarice Fisher] thanking her for her reply about his letter which was opened at the Treasury and returned.

1 folio
08 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/39

Letter from John Logan (58 Hosemount Street, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC on his claim to the Logan House in Pennsylvania [United States], the former property of an ancestor of his who died in the Indian Mutiny.

1 folio
12 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/40-41

Letter from [? 1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (La Dragonniere, Cap Martin, [France]) to WSC urging him to "spread terror and disarray in the ranks of the squandermaniacs", arguing that since revenues from heavy industry are declining any tax reductions made now will have to be reversed in 1927 or 1926, asserting that Britain's traditional "leisurely" economic methods are unsuited to the new era of intense competition, claiming that the Bricklayers' Union has caused overmanning in the trade compared with that in France and drawing a similar comparison between the numbers of government ministers in the two countries.

2 folios
12 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/42

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Elizabeth Smith (8 Seaton Street, Hampstead Road, [London]) conveying WSC's regret that he does not see a way to help her. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/43

Letter from Elizabeth Smith (8 Seaton Street, Hampstead Road, [London]) to WSC mentioning that she worked for Lord Randolph Churchill and for WSC during his school vacation and asking for financial assistance.

1 folio
[Feb] [1925]
CHAR 2/141/44

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Stanley Baldwin, later Lord Baldwin] enclosing CHAR 2/141/45 and asking for it to be passed on to WSC.

1 folio
18 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/45

Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to the editor of the "Daily Express" welcoming the Labour Party's adoption of Protection, which he sees as a vindication of his long campaign in Battersea, and arguing that Free Trade is unsuited to the new economic situation in which Britain is "no longer the workshop of the world" and her industries need to be safeguarded. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/44.

1 folio
17 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/46

Pamphlet on J A Beamont's campaigns in Battersea in favour of Tariff Reform between 1906 and 1914, including illustrations of flags and banners and reprints of press articles.

1 folio
[1914]
CHAR 2/141/47

Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to Brigadier-General James Edmonds praising the new volume of his official war history, particularly the chapter on the Antwerp expedition. Typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/48

Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC reporting that Stanley Baldwin has asked to see him and reporting that his wife is slowly recovering from illness.

1 folio
21 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/49

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC adopting Rudyard Kipling's metaphor of Britain as a ship threatened by a minority of wreckers and calling for the "Protection of the labour of nations".

1 folio
22 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/50

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC referring to CHAR 2/141/44-46.

1 folio
22 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/51

Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/141/52.

1 folio
23 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/52

Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to 1st bLord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] urging the government to avoid contentious trade union legislation and stressing the right of workers to be free to support the policy of their choice. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/51.

1 folio
23 Feb 1925
CHAR 2/141/53

Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/141/54.

1 folio
08 Mar 1925
CHAR 2/141/54

Letter from J A Beamont, (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] approving the abandonment of the Trade Union Bill because its passage would have led to much strife and urging the Conservatives to win the confidence of the people by making good use of their power. Copy sent with CHAR 2/141/53.

1 folio
07 Mar 1925
CHAR 2/141/55

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Bernard B Perks (11 St Julian's Road, Kilburn, [London]) stating that WSC has been too busy to go further into the housing problem and suggesting that Perks send samples of his steel cases to the Ministry of Health. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Mar 1925
CHAR 2/141/56

Letter from Bernard B Perks, instructor in leather craft (11 St Julian's Road, Kilburn, [London]) to Clarice Fisher asking for a response to his suggestion that steel cases be used instead of bricks in house-building.

1 folio
05 Mar 1925
CHAR 2/141/57

Letter from Sir Aylmer Haldane (113 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, [London]) to WSC asking him to arrange for Haldane to have an interview with the Secretary of State for War, Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, on a private matter.

1 folio
31 Mar 1925
CHAR 2/141/58

Letter from Sir Aylmer Haldane (113 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, [London]) to WSC on the satisfactory talk he has had with [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans] about his pre-retirement promotion.

1 folio
02 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/59

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to William Pollard Digby (Premier House, 150 Southampton Row, [London]) conveying WSC's thanks for a marked copy of the "Outlook". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/60

Letter from William Pollard Digby, consulting engineer (Premier House, 150 Southampton Row, [London]) to WSC enclosing a copy of the "Outlook" [not present] with an article showing that there is a danger of a decline in the standard of living in Europe as a result of growing dependence on imported foodstuffs.

1 folio
04 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/61-62

Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to Brigadier-General Sir William Horwood correcting the impression given by a paragraph in the "Evening Standard" that Sergeant Walter Thompson was acting as his chauffeur as well as his detective and paying tribute to Thompson's character. Typescript copy.

2 folios
09 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/65

Number not used.

1 folio
1996
CHAR 2/141/66

Letter from Major-General Sir Wyndham Childs (New Scotland Yard) to WSC stating that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner [Sir William Horwood] believes that WSC need not worry about wrong conclusions being drawn from a paragraph in the "Evening Standard" [implying that Sergeant Walter Thompson was acting as WSC's chauffeur as well as his detective].

1 folio
15 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/67

Letter from General Sir William Birdwood [later 1st Lord Birdwood] (SS Narkonda) to WSC expressing his determination to tackle the difficulties of his new command in India and thanking him for his support.

1 folio
26 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/68

Letter from [Frederick Guest] (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC wishing him luck for his budget speech.

1 folio
[12] [Apr] [1925]
CHAR 2/141/69

Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Brooke House, Isle of Wight) wishing him success [in his Budget speech] and inviting him and Edward Marsh to lunch at the Carlton Club.

1 folio
27 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/70

Envelope marked: "congratulations on Budget, 1925".

1 folio
[Apr] 1925
CHAR 2/141/71

Note from Charles Trevelyan (House of Commons) to [WSC] congratulating him [on his Budget speech].

1 folio
[Apr] [1925]
CHAR 2/141/72

Letter from [Lord Wimborne, earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers] (40 Park Lane, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget speech, which he has heard described as "Gladstonian".

1 folio
[29] [Apr] [1925]
CHAR 2/141/73

Letter from Lady Salisbury (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget speech.

1 folio
27 Apr [1925]
CHAR 2/141/74

Letter from Lord Mildmay [earlier Francis Mildmay] (46 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC praising his Budget speech.

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/75

Letter from F Stanley Jackson (House of Commons) to WSC congratulating him [on his Budget speech].

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/76

Telegram from "Citizen" (Norwood, [London]) to WSC wishing success to his efforts for social reform.

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/77

Telegram from Sir Leo Chiozza Money (Ascot, [Berkshire]) to WSC wishing him good luck.

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/78

Letter from Montagu Norman (Thorpe Lodge, Campden Hill, [London]) to WSC praising his "clear and helpful gold statement" and his Budget speech.

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/79

Note from Sir Robert Lynn (House of Commons) to WSC congratulating him [on his Budget speech].

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/80

Letter from Mary, Duchess of Marlborough (1 Portman Square, [London]) to WSC stating that she enjoyed listening to his Budget speech.

1 folio
28 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/81

Telegram from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (Rome, [Italy]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget speech.

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/82

Telegram from 17th Lord Derby to WSC congratulating him on his Budget speech.

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/83

Letter from D J Macdonald (South Saint Roque's Works, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget, which has been welcomed by people of all parties.

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/84

Letter from Lucy, Lady St Aldwyn (Coln St Aldwyn, Fairford, Gloucestershire) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget speech, which she thinks would have caused the spirits of Lord Randolph Churchill and [Lord St Aldwyn, earlier Sir Michael Hicks Beach] to rejoice.

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/85

Telegram from "Torquay Widow" [Devon] to WSC cheering the provision for orphans and widows [in the Budget].

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/86

Telegram from Havelock Wilson (Paris, [France]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget.

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/87

Telegram from Sir Archibald Salvidge (Liverpool) to WSC congratulating him [on his Budget].

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/88

Telegram from Sir Harrry Goschen (Carron, Morayshire, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget and stating that the proposed relief "should put new heart into industry.".

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/89

Telegram from "enthusiastic Conservative woman" (Marlborough, [Wiltshire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his Budget].

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/90

Telegram from George Grossmith (Haymarket, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his Budget].

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/91

Letter from Sir Frederick Kellaway (The Lodge, Westerham,[Kent]) to WSC praising his Budget.

1 folio
29 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/92

Letter from "Rufus" [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] (Lowndes House, Lowndes Place, Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his Budget speech].

1 folio
30 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/93

Telegram from Fowler (Wood Green, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget.

1 folio
30 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/94

Letter from Guy Fleetwood Wilson (104 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, [London]) to [WSC] congratulating him [on his Budget] and quoting a catch-phrase from a production of Alladdin: "sit tight Morgie".

1 folio
30 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/95

Letter from 1st Lord Forres [earlier Sir Archibald Williamson] (36 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget and reminding him of the work of Sir Charles Barrie for the Disposals Board and the Navy, Army and Air Force institutes.

1 folio
30 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/96

Letter from George Cornwallis-West (Shakenhurst Hall, Kidderminster, [Worcestershire]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget.

1 folio
02 May 1925
CHAR 2/141/97

Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Merly House, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC admitting to mixed feelings [about WSC's appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer] but rejoicing in his success from a personal point of view.

1 folio
03 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/98

Letter from "Jumbo" (23 Catherine Street, Westminster, [London]) to Edward Marsh asking him to convey his congratulations to WSC on the Budget.

1 folio
04 May 1925
CHAR 2/141/99

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Reginald Bennett, secretary of the Primrose League, conveying WSC's appreciation for the vote of thanks of the League's Grand Council for his address at the Albert Hall. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 May 1925
CHAR 2/141/100

Letter from Reginald Bennett, secretary of the Primrose League (64 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC conveying the vote of thanks from the League's Grand Council for WSC's address at the Albert Hall.

1 folio
06 May 1925
CHAR 2/141/101

Letter from 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] (32 Grosvenor Gardnens, [London]) to WSC referring to the financial sacrifices he made on becoming Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for India and announcing his intention to resign from the India Office after he has been there a year and to become merely a judge and an author.

1 folio
18 May 1925
CHAR 2/141/102

Cutting from the "Star" (Johannesburg, [South Africa]): report of speech by Sir Abe Bailey on the situation in South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/141/63-64.

1 folio
08 Apr 1925
CHAR 2/141/103

Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/141/104 and CHAR /141/105-106.

1 folio
c 1987
CHAR 2/141/104

Letter from Arthur Asquith (1 London Wall Buildings, [London]) to WSC inviting to attend the unveiling of a memorial fountain to the Naval Division.

1 folio
10 Mar 1925
CHAR 2/141/105-106

Letter from Bernard Freyberg (7 Clarendon Place, Hyde Park [London]) to WSC, saying how moved he and others had been at WSC's address [at the unveiling of the memorial fountain to the Royal Naval Division]. Freyberg explains that he had read the address many times that day, and had liked it more each time, particularly the phrase "The chant of valiant youth entering willing and undaunted into the valley of the Shadow of Death", as expressing what he had always felt about the poems of Rupert Brooke. He asks if WSC would give permission for the address to be printed and sent out with the order of service to members of the Division, also asking if WSC could send him a more accurate version than the one reported in the newspapers.

2 folios
26 Apr [1925]
CHAR 2/141/63-64

Letter from [Sir Abe] Bailey (P O Box 50, Johannesburg) marked "private" about WSC's budget which he is sorry he will not hear. He discusses South African affairs, commenting that they are passing through the "infantile ailments" found in new countries and that the "women are working over time against everything &everyone English"; discusses WSC's finances; and predicts exceptional times in Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] for cotton; and ends by expressing sympathy on the death of CSC's mother [Lady Blanche Hozier].

Signed manuscript.

2 folios
12 Apr 1925