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CHAR 2/147 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/147/1

Telegram from "Max" [Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken]) to WSC: "unlike Mary I have no lamb now but my affection for you never varies.".

1 folio
02 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/2-4

Letter from WSC to Sir Roger Keyes[later Lord Keyes] expressing the wish that Britain had never become involved in Iraq and discussing arrangements to meet possible Turkish aggression. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
05 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/5

Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to J L Garvin (Gregories, Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire]) returning a copy [of a draft article for the "Encyclopaedia Britannica"]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
10 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/6

Letter from J L Garvin (Gregories, Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC on the draft article [for the Encyclopaedia Britannica] which he has sent for WSC's approval.

1 folio
07 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/7-8

Letter from [WSC] to J L Garvin (Gregories, Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire]) pointing to Britain's naval achievements in the two years after December 1914 as evidence that the Admiralty staff machinery was not so defective as Garvin's memorandum suggested. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
31 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/147/9

Letter from J L Garvin (Gregories, Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire]) enclosing an article [covering WSC's period as First Lord of the Admiralty] for the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" for WSC's approval and wishing him and his family a happy Christmas and New Year.

1 folio
24 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/147/10

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to F Stanley Jackson (33 Pont Street, [London]) on the increasingly Radical, Socialist and anti-Government line being taken by "John Bull". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
10 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/11

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to the secretary of Trinity House (Tower Hill, [London]) conveying WSC's request to him to suggest a nomination for the newly vacant widow's annuity. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/12

Letter from the secretary of Trinity House (Tower Hill, London) to WSC enclosing a nomination form for a vacant widow's annuity [see CHAR 2/147/13].

1 folio
07 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/13

Nomination form for a Trinity House widow's pension. Sent with CHAR 2/147/12.

1 folio
[1926]
CHAR 2/147/14

Letter from Lord Dundonald (Mains Lodge, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC thanking him for attending to his request.

1 folio
15 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/15

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to Edwin Wells (Ingle Cottage, Letchworth, Hertfordshire) conveying WSC's thanks for copies of "Empire Review" and "The Fourth Post Annual" containing articles by Wells. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/16

Letter from Edwin Wells (Ingle Cottage, Letchworth, Hertfordshire) to [WSC] enclosing copies of "Empire Review" and the "Fourth Post Annual" containing articles by him on postal reform [not present].

1 folio
05 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/17

Cutting from the "Liverpool Post and Mercury": report of the formation of a committee, chaired by WSC, to raise funds for a memorial to William Willett, the pioneer of Summer Time.

1 folio
09 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/18

Newspaper cutting: report on the election to the Court of Common Council of Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association.

1 folio
[Jan] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/19

Letter from Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (34-40, Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC enclosing a scheme for the reform of the administration of the General Post Office [not present].

1 folio
08 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/20-21

Letter from E J Anderson, honorary secretary of the Hitchin Junior Imperial League (8 Highbury, Hitchin, [Hertfordshire]) inviting him to give an address at a concert to be held to mark the completion of twenty years as secretary of the League by H H Cannell.

2 folios
01 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/22

Leaflet: statements of the objects and principles of the Junior Imperial and Constitutional League.

1 folio
c 1926
CHAR 2/147/23

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to F A Knapp stating that WSC does not believe that Knapp's invention played any part in the development of the tank. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/147/24.

1 folio
19 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/24

Another copy of CHAR 2/147/23.

1 folio
19 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/25

Letter from F A Knapp (The Manor, Prescott, Ontario, [Canada]) to WSC referring to the rejection by the government of his proposal for the cheap production of electricity and claiming that his "roller boat" was the inspiration for the tank.

1 folio
04 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/26

Letter from P A ? (The Gables, The Plain, Epping, [Essex]) to CSC praising WSC's speech in Leeds (Yorkshire), which was broadcast on the radio.

1 folio
21 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/27

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to H S Liesching (Pension Department, Trinity House, Tower Hill, [London]) conveying WSC's election of a recipient of a widow's out-pension. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
23 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/28

Letter from H S Liesching (Pension Department, Trinity House, Tower Hill, [London]) to Clarice Fisher enclosing a list of selected applicants for a Trinity House Master's Out-Pension [not present].

1 folio
19 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/29

Letter from Geoffrey Dawson (The Times, Printing House Square, London) to Edward Marsh apologising for the slips in the report of WSC's speech in Leeds [Yorkshire] and attributing them to the use of the telephone, which does however have the advantage of speed.

1 folio
25 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/30

Letter from WSC to Ernest H Schiff thanking him for his praise of WSC's speech at Jewish Festival Dinner. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
25 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/31

Letter from Ernest H Schiff (2 Lyall Street, Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC praising his speech at the Festival Dinner on Jewish religious education.

1 folio
21 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/32

Letter from Edward Marsh to E H Francis (The Expert Cigarette Company) stating that WSC does not smoke cigarettes and therefore cannot patronise Francis's company. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
25 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/33-34

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/147/35.

2 folios
20 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/35

Letter from E H Francis (The Expert Cigarette Company, 6 Adelaide Road, Hampstead, [London]) explaining that he lost his hearing as a result of wartime naval service, asking WSC to patronise his company, listing his existing patrons and describing his products. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/147/33-34.

1 folio
20 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/36-37

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] on: Horne's statement of the Government's case on rubber; the River Nile, which Horne is about to visit; the unpopular provisions in the Economy Bill; WSC's invitation to stay with him, Walter Guinness and Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood]. Typescript copy.

2 folios
26 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/38

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Louise Owen conveying WSC's regrets that [the case of the estate of Lord Northcliffe - earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth - being sold under its value] lies outside his sphere. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
06 Feb 1926
CHAR 2/147/39-40

Letter from Louise Owen, former secretary to Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (36 Buckingham Gate, [London]) to WSC explaining that she is bringing an action against the trustees of Northcliffe's estate for selling it under its value and asking WSC to suggest the names of one or two wealthy men who would have bought the "Daily Mail", the "Evening News" and the "Weekly Dispatch" had they been given the opportunity.

2 folios
03 Feb 1926
CHAR 2/147/41

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Mary Richards conveying WSC's acknowledgement of her thanks [for her annuity]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
06 Feb 1926
CHAR 2/147/42

Letter from Mary Richards (9 Bridge Street, Llandaff, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC thanking him for her annuity.

1 folio
01 Feb 1926
CHAR 2/147/43

Letter from Lieutenant-General Sir David Campbell (War Office) to WSC attributing his appointment as Military Secretary to WSC's support and asking him to put in a good word for him to the Secretary of State for War [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans].

1 folio
10 Feb [1926]
CHAR 2/147/44

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Leslie Wilson (Government House, Mahableshwar, [India]) to WSC expressing regret that WSC was not returned for the Abbey Division of Westminster, warning that the Labour Government's current moderation will disappear if they get a large majority, asserting that the vast majority of Indians are loyal to Britain and that a majority Labour Government would encourage the "self seeking minority" opposed to British rule.

1 folio
19 Apr 1924
CHAR 2/147/45-46

Letter from [WSC] to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Leslie Wilson apologising for not replying to his letter of April 1924 [see CHAR 2/147/44], recalling the break-up of the Coalition and "the melancholy election of 1923", noting that the Conservative party has regained its dominant position, remembering his friendship with Wilson's brother [Sir Edward Wilson] and expressing pride at having placed Sir Leslie Wilson at the head of a battalion of the Naval Division. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
24 Feb 1926
CHAR 2/147/47

Letter from Sir Philip Sassoon (Air Ministry) to WSC thanking him for his letter about his (Sassoon's) speech, and noting that the debate went off more quietly than expected.

1 folio
[Feb] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/48

Letter from James Craig (Prime Minister's Residence, Belfast, Ulster, [Ireland]) to WSC on the triumphant visit of WSC and CSC.

1 folio
10 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/49-50

Letter from Reginald Leigh (Foreign Office) to Edward Marsh stating that it is not government policy to supply arms to Wu Pei-fu to help him against a threatened attack from Canton [China].

2 folios
10 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/51

Letter from [Lord Balfour, earlier Arthur Balfour] (Hotel Beau-Site, Cannes, [France]) to WSC reporting that he has written to [Stanley Baldwin] on betting, wishing WSC success with his scheme and stating that the true expenditure on scientific research is under a million pounds.

1 folio
18 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/52

Letter from W V Smith (Trinity House, London) to WSC thanking him for his expression of sympathy on the death of the Deputy Master, Sir Acton Blake, and paying tribute to Blake's services.

1 folio
19 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/53-54

Letter from [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (39 Grosvenor Square, [London]) to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] expressing his discomfort at having to take responsibility for recent events in Geneva [Switzerland] [the postponement of the consideration of the admission of Germany to the League of Nations] which he believes have damaged the League. Typescript copy.

2 folios
21 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/55-57

Letter from [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (Geneva, [Switzerland]) to Austen Chamberlain complaining about the abandonment of the attempt to admit Germany to the League of Nations, which he believes has damaged the organisation by undermining the principle that public opinion should influence its decisions. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
16 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/58

Letter from [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (39 Grosvenor Square, [London]) to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] declaring his intention of suspending the announcement of his resignation so that he does not appear to be taking part in a party attack on Austen Chamberlain. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/59

Compliments slip accompanying CHAR 2/147/53-54, CHAR 2/147/57 and CHAR 2/147/58.

1 folio
24 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/60

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Thomas Perks informing him that the pressure of WSC's official work prevents him [from giving an address in the Spen Valley Division of Yorkshire]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
25 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/61

Letter from Thomas Perks (The Green House, Hebden, Skipton, [Yorkshire]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/147/62 and asking him to come and speak in support of his Conservative candidature for the Spen Valley Division.

1 folio
22 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/62

Cutting from the "Yorkshire Observer": speech by Sir John Simon [later Lord Simon] criticising Government policy on taxation and public spending and the obstructed negotiations for the admission of Germany into the League of Nations. Sent with CHAR 2/147/62.

2 folios
20 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/63

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Captain J A Clark expressing regret that Clark is not doing very well in his new home and informing him that WSC does not know anyone in New Zealand to whom he could give Clark an introduction. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
25 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/64

Letter from Captain J A Clark (106 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand) to WSC asking to be given an introduction to some one in New Zealand in order to gain employment.

1 folio
18 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/65

Note from [Clarice Fisher] to Josephine Cummins on letters from Captain J A Clark, who had to resign after allowing the "Princess Ena" to run onto a rock and who has emigrated to New Zealand.

1 folio
07 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/66

Letter from Captain J A Clark (106 Tinakori Road, Wellington, New Zealand) to Clarice Fisher reporting that he has just managed to make ends meet in New Zealand and cannot do better because he does not know anyone influential there.

1 folio
18 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/67

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Captain J A Clark (C/o Mr Shepherd, 111 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, New Zealand) conveying WSC's good wishes. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/147/68

Letter from Captain J A Clark (C/o Mr Shepherd, 111 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, New Zealand) to [WSC] asking for acknowledgement of receipt of his letters.

1 folio
19 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/147/69

Letter from Sir Lewis Coward (56 Evelyn Gardens, [London]) to WSC accepting an invitation to dine, enclosing CHAR 2/147/70 and arguing that its adoption would have saved one million pounds and would have removed the need to set up a body of Coal Commissioners to administer the state property.

1 folio
26 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/70

Memorandum by Sir Lewis Coward on the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act, 1923. Sent with CHAR 2/147/69.

1 folio
[1926]
CHAR 2/147/71

Letter from Sir Lewis Coward (56 Evelyn Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his hospitality and reporting that the Law Lords will all support his (Coward's) memorandum [on the Mines (Working Facilities and Support) Act, 1923].

1 folio
30 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/72

Letter from Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (Treasury Chambers) stating that he has not insisted on his resignation in deference to "Linky" [his brother Lord Quickswood, earlier Lord Hugh Cecil] but he doubts whether it is more that postponed.

1 folio
31 Mar 1926
CHAR 2/147/73

Letter from Harold Macmillan (Red House, Norton Green, Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]) to WSC thanking him for hosting Macmillan and others to dinner and for being so tolerant to "a group of young men whom, I have no doubt, the House and party will soon regard as more and more intolerable." Refers to his efforts in Stockton "to defend even the more indefensible of your government's actions" and to the relative forbearance of the workers there despite bad economic conditions.

1 folio
10 Apr 1926
CHAR 2/147/74

Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (12 Austin Friars, [London]) to WSC asserting that he (WSC) has a difficult task ahead of him [with his Budget] and thanking him for a copy of his (WSC's) letter to Sir Richard Colvin, who is "rather tiresome at the moment".

1 folio
15 Apr [1926]
CHAR 2/147/75

Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to WSC thanking him for his letter, advocating the introduction of conscription, and regretting that WSC has declined her gift of a second painting for [Mary Churchill].

1 folio
Apr 1926
CHAR 2/147/76

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Frances Helen Pumfrey conveying WSC's request that she not send a second picture she has painted for [Mary Churchill]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Apr 1926
CHAR 2/147/77

Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to WSC enclosing a picture she has painted for [Mary Churchill], praising WSC's policy on war debts to the United States.

1 folio
16 Apr 1926
CHAR 2/147/78

Letter from Philip Snowden [later Lord Snowden] (House of Commons Library) to WSC denying his assertion in his Budget speech that Snowden said that he based his remarks about Treasury Bill rates on an article by the City editor of the "Daily News".

1 folio
29 Apr [1926]
CHAR 2/147/79

Letter from John Balderstone ("The World" of New York [United States], 20 Cockspur Street, London) to Edward Marsh on Walter Lippmann's request for a private talk with WSC.

1 folio
30 Apr 1926
CHAR 2/147/80

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Linlithgow arguing against a snap general election and in favour of a ballot being required before a strike can be considered legal. Carbon typescript copy headed with the instruction that Edward Marsh is to write it out in his own writing.

1 folio
19 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/81

Letter from William Soulsly (The Mansion House, London) to WSC thanking him for subscribing to the fund raised to mark his completion of fifty years service in the City.

1 folio
17 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/82

Letter from Felix Rose (Reform Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to [WSC] suggesting that Sir John Simon's speech on the unlawfulness of the General Strike be posted on hoardings, and offering his services to carry out this task.

1 folio
08 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/83-84

Letter from J Y Simpson (25 Chester Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC advocating the production and distribution of a leaflet shortly stating the case against the General Strike.

2 folios
07 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/85

Letter from H C Robbins, general manager of the Press Association Ltd (Byron House, 85 Fleet Street, London) to WSC quoting a telegram from Sir James Owen, vice-president of the Newspaper Society, reporting that printers returning to work have been victimised by their trade union and suggesting that a proclamation be made against such victimisation.

1 folio
05 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/86

Letter from Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (Treasury Chambers) to WSC suggesting that special constables be recruited to perform ordinary police duties to enable regular police to form "an army of manoeuvre to be sent anywhere where it is necessary".

1 folio
05 May [1926]
CHAR 2/147/87

Letter from Herbert Looker (House of Commons) to 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/147/88 and urging the Government to repeal the Trades Disputes Act.

1 folio
05 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/88

Resolution supporting the Government passed by a meeting of working women at Grays [Essex]). Sent with CHAR 2/147/87.

1 folio
05 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/89

Letter from Wilfrid Ashley (Ministry of Transport) to [WSC] on his scheme for transporting by car members and officials of the House of Commons, for which no Labour members have put down their names.

1 folio
03 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/90-91

Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] enclosing an article from the "New Statesman" [see CHAR 2/147/92-93] and asking whether Hogg agrees that the assertion in it that WSC called for the military to be used in the General Strike is libellous. Signed typescript copy. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/147/106-107.

2 folios
26 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/92-93

Article from the "New Statesman" entitled "Should we hang Mr Churchill or not?" attacking WSC's belligerent attitude during the General Strike. Sent with the original of CHAR 2/147/90-91. Another copy at CHAR 2/147/108.

2 folios
22 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/94

Carbon copy of CHAR 2/147/101.

1 folio
28 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/95

Envelope which contained CHAR 2/147/96.

1 folio
27 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/96

Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/147/97, CHAR 2/147/98, CHAR 2/147/99 and CHAR 2/147/100 and expressing her love for WSC and CSC.

1 folio
27 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/97

Printed verse by Frances Helen Pumfrey marking the birthday of Queen Mary. Sent with CHAR 2/147/96. Another copy at CHAR 2/147/98.

1 folio
26 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/98

Another copy of CHAR 2/147/97.

1 folio
26 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/99

Envelope which probably contained CHAR 2/147/97 and CHAR 2/147/98.

1 folio
[May] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/100

Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to the editor of the "Daily Mail" praising WSC's budget, criticising [Stanley Baldwin] for agreeing to pay war debts to the United States and arguing for the meeting of the coal miners' demands. Copy sent with CHAR 2/147/96.

1 folio
26 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/101

Letter from Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] (Carter's Corner Place, Hailsham, [Sussex]) to [WSC] advising against a libel prosecution [of the "New Statesman" for publishing an article alleging that WSC urged the use of the military during the General Strike]. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/147/94.

1 folio
28 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/102

Letter from [Sir Douglas Hogg, later 1st Lord Hailsham] (Carter's Corner Place, Hailsham, [Sussex]) to Sir Archibald Bodkin, Director of Public Prosecutions (1 Richmond Terrace, [London]) enclosing the original of CHAR 2/147/90-91 and asking for his views. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
28 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/103

Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (12 Austin Friars, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has written to the Prime Minister recommending Sir Alfred Hawkey to a post.

1 folio
03 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/104

Letter from Roland Burrows (4 Elm Court, Temple, [London]) to Edward Marsh hoping that WSC will not mind a few days' delay.

1 folio
02 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/105

Note instructing Edward Marsh to show [CHAR 2/147/104] to 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
09 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/106-107

Carbon copy of CHAR 2/147/90-91.

2 folios
26 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/108

Another copy of CHAR 2/147/92-93.

2 folios
22 May 1926
CHAR 2/147/109

Letter from King Manuel II of Portugal (Fullwell Park, Twickenham, [Middlesex]) to WSC asking to see him to discuss imminent changes in Portugal.

1 folio
23 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/110

Letter from 1st Lord Hewart [earlier Sir George Hewart] (Judge's Lodgings, Maidstone, [Kent]) to [WSC] agreeing to undertake something with regard to Mary Borden.

1 folio
26 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/111

Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to WSC and CSC enclosing CHAR 2/147/112 and CHAR 2/147/113.

1 folio
28 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/112

Cutting from the Daily Mail: report of speech by David Lloyd George in which he joked that if Jesus Christ came to contemporary London his utterances would have been excluded from the "British Gazette". Sent with CHAR 2/147/111. With deprecatory annotation by [Frances Helen Pumfrey].

1 folio
28 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/113

Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to the editor of the "Daily Mail" attacking Stanley Baldwin and the miners' leaders for leading them into strikes. Copy sent with CHAR 2/147/111.

1 folio
17 Jun 1926
CHAR 2/147/114

Envelope sent with CHAR 2/147/113.

1 folio
[Jun] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/115

Letter from Sir Alfred Mond [later Lord Melchett] (37 Lowndes Square, [London]) to WSC stating that though they have disagreed in the past on questions of financial policy they agree on the need for the anti-Socialist forces to unite. Congratulates him on the settlement of Italian war debts.

1 folio
01 Jul 1926
CHAR 2/147/116

Compliments slip accompanying CHAR 2/147/117-124.

1 folio
[Jul] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/117-124

Memorandum on the scope for legislation for the regulation of trade unions and the organisation of industry. Sent by Harold Macmillan.

8 folios
01 Jul 1926
CHAR 2/147/125

Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/147/126-128.

1 folio
Jul 1926
CHAR 2/147/126-128

Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square, [London]) to WSC on: her approval of his policy on war debts to the United States; her request to him to write to [st Lord Oxford and Asquith, earlier Herbert Asquith] to cheer him up; the ignorance of the Liberal rank and file over party unity; David Lloyd George's leaning to the Labour Party and his betrayal of Lord Oxford and Asquith.

3 folios
24 Jul 1926
CHAR 2/147/129

Letter from Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] to WSC offering to put him in touch with Captain K D Dewar at the Admiralty. Typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Jul 1926
CHAR 2/147/130

Letter from King Manuel II of Portugal (Fulwell Park, Twickenham, [Middlesex]) to WSC reporting that he has received an important message from the Portuguese government and asking to see him.

1 folio
31 Jul 1926
CHAR 2/147/131

Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] seeking approval for CHAR 2/147/132.

1 folio
[Aug] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/132

Letter from Edward Marsh (Treasury Chambers) to [King Manuel II of Portugal] conveying WSC's apologies for the delay in answering his letter. Typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Aug 1926
CHAR 2/147/133

Telephone message from the Managing Director of the BBC [John Reith, later Lord Reith] stating that Havelock Wilson has not approached the BBC [about broadcasting an appeal for industrial peace] and that Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland does not think such an appeal desirable.

1 folio
[Aug] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/134

Telegram from WSC to the Managing Director of the BBC [John Reith, later Lord Reith] asking him to accede to the request of Havelock Wilson to broadcast an appeal for industrial peace. Typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Aug 1926
CHAR 2/147/135-138

Telegram from Havelock Wilson to WSC asking him to help in getting the BBC to allow Wilson to broadcast an appeal for industrial peace.

4 folios
Aug 1926
CHAR 2/147/139

Letter from Sir Aylmer Hunter-Weston (Hunterston, West Kilbride, Ayrshire, [Scotland]) to [WSC] thanking him for his letter and reporting on the glorious weather he is enjoying in Hunterston.

1 folio
30 Aug 1926
CHAR 2/147/140-141

Letter from Guy Hilhouse (Witherbee Court, Pelham Manor, New York, United States) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/147/142-145 and describing the role of the Royal Naval Division in thwarting intended treachery in a fort in the defences of Antwerp [Belgium] in 1914.

2 folios
20 Aug 1926
CHAR 2/147/142-145

Report from Lieutenant-Commander Guy Hilhouse to the secretary of the Admiralty describing the involvement of his brigade of the Royal Naval Division in the defence of Antwerp [Belgium] and his subsequent escape back to Britain. Copy sent with CHAR 2/147/140-141.

4 folios
Oct 1914
CHAR 2/147/146

Letter from [WSC] Lord Younger [earlier Sir George Younger] (Leckie, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, [Scotland]) recommending Major Edgar Lafone for the secretaryship of the Carlton Club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Sep 1926
CHAR 2/147/147

Letter from [WSC] to Major Edgar Lafone (Manor House, Knebworth, [Hertfordshire]) reporting that he has [recommended him for the secretaryship of the Carlton Club]. Typescript carbon copy.

1 folio
20 Sep 1926
CHAR 2/147/148

Letter from Major Edgar Lafone (Manor House, Knebworth, [Hertfordshire]) to WSC asking him to recommend him for the secretaryship of the Carlton Club.

1 folio
17 Sep [1926]
CHAR 2/147/149-151

Letter from [WSC] to H A Gwynne ["Morning Post, 346 Strand, [London]) apologising for not replying to the invitation to the farewell luncheon for miners emigrating [to Australia], criticising the coal owners for not coming to a joint conference with the miners and regretting the damage being done to the country by the continuing coal strike. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
20 Sep 1926
CHAR 2/147/152

Letter from H A Gwynne ("Morning Post", 346 Strand, [London]) to [WSC] inviting him to the farewell luncheon for forty miners emigrating to Australia as part of an "experiment" being conducted by the "Morning Post".

1 folio
06 Sep 1926
CHAR 2/147/153

Note from Miss N Cracknell to Clarice Fisher on the legal formalities that must precede the payment of a gratuity to the dependants of [Mr Bateman, the Westerham postman who was killed whilst on duty].

1 folio
30 Sep 1926
CHAR 2/147/154

Note from H A Foyle to Miss N Cracknell on the payment of a gratuity and compensation to the dependants of [Mr Bateman, the Westerham postman killed whilst on duty].

1 folio
30 Sep [1926]
CHAR 2/147/155

Note by Miss N Cracknell conveying WSC's inquiry about whether a pension or a gratuity is to be paid to the dependants of Mr Bateman, the Westerham postman killed whilst on duty.

1 folio
29 Sep [1926]
CHAR 2/147/156

Note asking whether a pension or a gratuity is to be paid to the dependants of Mr Bateman, the Westerham postman killed whilst on duty.

1 folio
[Sep] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/157

Cataloguer's note that correspondence relating to the National Farmers' Union dinner in September 1926 is in [CHAR 2/160].

1 folio
Jul 1962
CHAR 2/147/158

Letter from John Atkins (The "Spectator", 13 York Street, Covent Garden, London) to Edward Marsh agreeing to come to see WSC.

1 folio
07 Oct 1926
CHAR 2/147/159

Letter from Edward Marsh to John Atkins reporting that WSC can see him next week. Typescript carbon copy.

1 folio
06 Oct 1926
CHAR 2/147/160

Letter from John Atkins (The "Spectator", 13 York Street, Covent Garden, London) to WSC reporting that he is giving up the editorship of the "Spectator" because of disagreements with the new proprietor, asking to see WSC to discuss an idea for his (Atkins') future, congratulating him on his efforts to bring about a settlement of the coal dispute and stressing the need for the Conservatives to concentrate on industrial peace.

1 folio
01 Oct 1926
CHAR 2/147/161

Letter from [WSC] to Henry Lygon stating that he does not think he will be consulted on a certain matter but if he is he will bear what Lygon says in mind. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Oct 1926
CHAR 2/147/162

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Sidney Vesey stating that WSC is unable at present to give speeches at the Junior Carlton Club or in Hull [Yorkshire]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Oct 1926
CHAR 2/147/163

Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] reporting that Conservative central office is keen that WSC should give speeches to the Junior Carlton Club and in Hull [Yorkshire].

1 folio
07 Oct [1926]
CHAR 2/147/164

Letter from Francis (35 Curzon Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to recommend him to an Admiralty post.

1 folio
05 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/165

Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC reporting that a former Labour Party candidate at a meeting in Bristol asserted that had the matter been left in WSC's hands a just settlement of the coal dispute would have been reached by now.

1 folio
11 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/166

Letter from J L Garvin (Gregories, Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC commenting on [? the latest volume of "The World Crisis"] and the involvement of the United States in the war, and warning that the current Conservative majority is "the fluke of temporary electoral arrangements" and could be swept away.

1 folio
14 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/167-173

Letter from WSC to Sir James Hawkey blaming trade union extremists and Russian Bolshevik influences for the recent severe industrial unrest, including the General Strike, and expressing the Government's determination to defeat these forces. Carbon typescript copy.

7 folios
16 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/174

Letter from Pembroke Wides (Conservative and Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/147/179 and CHAR 2/147/180.

1 folio
18 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/175

Letter from WSC to Kevin O'Higgins suggesting that he see Sir James Craig [about the idea of a united Ireland associated with Great Britain as part of a dual monarchy] when Craig comes to Dublin to see William Cosgrave. Typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/176

Letter from Kevin O'Higgins (Department of Justice, Dublin, [Ireland] to WSC on his wish for an informal meeting with Sir James Craig to discuss the idea of a united Ireland associated with Great Britain as part of a dual monarchy, which he believes represents the true solution to Anglo-Irish relations.

1 folio
24 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/177-178

Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (HMS "Concord", Port Said, [Egypt]) on: the negotiations for the retention of British officials in Egypt; the inauguration of Port Said, at which Britain is the only country to have a cruiser present; negotiations with the Suez Canal Company over shares; the desire of the Zaghlulist minister for war to get rid of Bertram Romilly.

2 folios
21 Dec 1926
CHAR 2/147/179

Resolution passed by the executive committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations calling on the Government to introduce legislation to make trade unions "purely industrial organisations." Sent with CHAR 2/147/174.

1 folio
16 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/180

Resolutions passed by Conservative constituency associations calling on as many ministers as possible to attend the annual conference of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, and urging the Government to introduce legislation to reform trade unions and the House of Lords. Sent with CHAR 2/147/174.

1 folio
16 Nov 1926
CHAR 2/147/181

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Jenny Rogers conveying WSC's regret that he cannot buy the table she offered. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Dec 1926
CHAR 2/147/182

Letter from Jenny Rogers (41 Great Percy Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to buy an ornate table of hers because she is in financial difficulties.

1 folio
21 Dec 1926
CHAR 2/147/183

Letter from Sir John Simon [later Lord Simon] (House of Commons Library) to WSC explaining that he has to attend a dinner to Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] so will not be able to hear WSC's winding up speech.

1 folio
[Dec] [1926]
CHAR 2/147/184

Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/147/185-186, CHAR 2/147/187, CHAR 2/147/188, CHAR 2/147/189 and CHAR 2/147/190.

1 folio
c 1987
CHAR 2/147/185-186

Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] stressing that any Turkish aggression should be met with firm and decisive action and advocating the building up of the Fleet Air Arm.

2 folios
31 Jan 1926
CHAR 2/147/187

Letter from "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry] (Londonderry House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC announcing that Queen's University [Belfast, Ulster, Ireland] wish to confer an honorary degree on him.

1 folio
18 Feb 1926
CHAR 2/147/188

Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/147/190.

1 folio
c 1987
CHAR 2/147/189

Letter from Sir Derek Keppel (Windsor Castle) to WSC asking what would be a convenient date for WSC and CSC to dine with the King and Queen.

1 folio
19 Apr 1926
CHAR 2/147/190

Letter from Lord Crewe (British Embassy, Paris, [France]) to WSC suggesting that a luncheon in Paris for Austen Chamberlain would be a good occasion for WSC to arrange a meeting with Raymond Poincare.

1 folio
29 Nov 1926