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CHAR 2/153 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/153/1

Letter from WSC (11 Downing Street) to Bernard Baruch giving him permission to make a telegram public and looking forward to seeing him. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/2-6

Letter from Bernard Baruch (598 Madison Avenue, New York, [United States]) to WSC asking permission to publish a telegram [not present] and discussing: the buoyant state of government finances in the United States; the forthcoming Democratic presidential nomination, which ought to go to Al Smith; the likelihood of the Republicans splitting over Prohibition and agriculture if Calvin Coolidge does not stand; the current business conditions in the United States and the political opportunity that would be presented to the Democrats if they worsened; the reunion of the War Industries Board.

5 folios
01 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/7

Letter from [?WSC] to Bernard Baruch enclosing a telegram [not present] and asking if it was the one Baruch was seeking. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/8

Letter from C E Bechhoffer Roberts (4 Derby Street, Curzon Street, [London]) to Clarice Fisher asking whether WSC can look at the proofs [of his biography of WSC].

1 folio
19 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/9

Letter from Edward Marsh to C E Bechhoffer Roberts conveying WSC's wish that Roberts send the proofs [of his biography of WSC] to Marsh and reporting that WSC will make some enquiries about photographs. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/153/10

Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/153/11. Typescript.

1 folio
14 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/153/11

Letter from C E Bechhoffer Roberts (4 Derby Street, Curzon Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to get someone to check the proofs of his biography of WSC and asking for permission to use photographs in it, or be supplied with some by WSC.

1 folio
11 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/153/12

Letter from C E Bechhoffer Roberts (4 Derby Street, Curzon Street, [London]) to WSC on the proofs and photographs for Roberts's autobiography of WSC.

1 folio
30 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/153/13

Letter from C E Bechhoffer Roberts (4 Derby Street, Curzon Street, [London]) to Clarice Fisher thanking her for the passages on the Antwerp expedition [for inclusion in his biography of WSC].

1 folio
12 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/14

Letter from Sir Clive Morrison-Bell (Harford House, Tipton St John, Sidmouth, Devon) to [WSC] enclosing a verbatim report of WSC's speech at Bicton [Devon] [not present].

1 folio
01 Aug [1927]
CHAR 2/153/15-16

Letter in French from Jacques Balsan (Saint Georges Motel, Dreux, [France]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/153/17 and describing the development by Makhanine of an alternative fuel to petrol for aircraft, submarines and tanks, which the British Government could make use of.

2 folios
[Aug] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/17

Letter in French from Franchet d'Esperey (Perros par Bubry, Morbihan, [Franche]) to Jacques Balsan reporting that in Constantinople in 1919 Djevad Pasha, a Turkish commander, had told him that the forces defending the Dardanelles were in such a state that had the Royal Navy continued its attack it would have succeeded. Sent with CHAR 2/153/15-16.

1 folio
02 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/18

Letter from Lieutenant-Commander Joseph Kenworthy [later 10th Lord Strabolgi] (23 St Stephen's House, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, [London]) to WSC on the startling content of his "Will civilisation crash", WSC's writings on future weapons of war, and Kenworthy's proposal that Britain and the United States should form an equal partnership to preserve world peace.

1 folio
04 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/19-20

Letter from [WSC] to Lieutenant-Commander Joseph Kenworthy [later 10th Baron Strabolgi] criticising the proofs [of Kenworthy's "Will Civilisation Crash?"] for being excessively gloomy in its statements about future wars, suggesting that he remove from them admissions which would tell against British interests and show them to James Ramsay MacDonald, and declining to be associated with the work. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
03 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/21

Letter from Lieutenant-Commander Joseph Kenworthy [later 10th Baron Strabolgi] (22 St Stephen's House, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, [London]) to WSC enclosing proofs of his book on the avoidance of future war ["Will civilization crash?"], stressing his desire for friendship between Britain and the United States, and asking WSC to write a foreword.

1 folio
29 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/153/22

Letter from J Burn, president of the Eighth International Congress of Actuaries (Staple Inn Hall, Holborn, London) to WSC conveying the thanks of the organising committee of the congress for WSC's and CSC's hospitality at the Government dinner and reception at Lancaster House.

1 folio
15 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/23

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Edward Rosslyn Mitchell stating that WSC does not think his paintings are good enough for exhibition. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/24

Letter from Edward Rosslyn Mitchell (138 West George Street, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC conveying the request of the Paisley Art Club that he loan two of his paintings for their annual exhibition.

1 folio
12 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/25

Letter from Lord Haig [earlier Sir Douglas Haig] (Bemersyde, St Boswells, Scotland) to WSC offering hospitality to WSC and CSC when they visit for WSC's speech at Floors Castle.

1 folio
17 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/26

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Frederick Guest conveying WSC's agreement to Guest's proposal [to invite Alfred Munnings, Major Oliver Stanley and Lord Hartington [later 10th Duke of Devonshire] to join the Other Club]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/27

Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC announcing his proposal to invite Alfred Munnings, Major Oliver Stanley and Lord Hartington [later 10th Duke of Devonshire] to join the Other Club.

1 folio
15 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/28

Letter from James Grigg to Frederick Guest reporting that WSC thinks Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby], Oliver Stanley and Lord Hartington [later 10th Duke of Devonshire] should be invited to join the Other Club but Alfred Munnings and Harold Macmillan should not. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/29

Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC suggesting that either Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby], Oliver Stanley, Lord Hartington [later 10th Duke of Devonshire] or Harold Macmillan should be invited to join the Other Club alongside Alfred Munnings, and noting that the name of Sir George Milne came up for consideration more than a year ago. Annotated by WSC with "no" against the names of Munnings and Macmillan and "yes" against Boothby, Stanley and Hartington.

1 folio
28 Jul 1927
CHAR 2/153/30

Letter from [WSC] to [Josiah Wedgwood] stating that he used the word "atrocious" [rather than "bloody" to describe certain Hindu customs relating to children]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/31

Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (Moddershall Oaks, Stone, Staffordshire) to WSC reporting that he has written an article on "Mother India" in which he quotes WSC as attacking "these bloody outrages on children" perpetrated by Hindus.

1 folio
14 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/32

Letter from Sir Vincent Caillard (Hotel Meurice, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, [France]) to WSC reporting that it is likely that he will resign from the board of Vickers and asking WSC to help him secure a place on the Suez Canal Board.

1 folio
17 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/33

Letter from [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (39 Grosvenor Square, [London]) announcing his resignation from the Cabinet [in protest at the failure to reach an agreement on disarmament at the Three Power Naval Conference at Geneva, Switzerland].

1 folio
28 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/34-35

Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC expressing his annoyance at the suggestion by Lord Castlerosse [later 6th Lord Kenmare] in the "Sunday Express" that Thomas Jones wrote speeches for Stanley Baldwin.

2 folios
29 Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/36

Letter from Lord Dalkeith [later 8th Duke of Buccleuch] (The Lodge, Langholm, [Dumfriesshire, Scotland]) to WSC thanking him for coming to speak at a meeting at Floors Castle.

1 folio
10 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/37

Pages from "Nash's Magazine": "Portrait of a Buccaneer", article on WSC by Philip Guedalla including a cartoon of WSC dressed as a pirate.

4 folios
Aug 1927
CHAR 2/153/38

Letter from Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] (Glenconner, North Berwick, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC enclosing and asking questions about the original of CHAR 2/153/39-41.

1 folio
13 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/39-41

Memorandum by Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] laying down the six conditions required to guarantee "the successful termination of the war and the total abolition of the submarine menace." Copy of the original sent with CHAR 2/153/38.

3 folios
19 May 1915
CHAR 2/153/42-43

Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to "Bob" [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] regretting his resignation from the government [over the failure to reach an agreement on disarmament at the Three Power Naval Conference at Geneva, Switzerland] and reporting that he has just returned from Holker Hall [Lancashire]. Typescript copy.

2 folios
14 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/44-46

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] commenting on the demands of Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] for supreme naval power in 1915 [see CHAR 2/153/39-41], which WSC sees as evidence of Fisher's treacherous conduct, and the documents on the issuing of orders to the Fleet which passed between WSC and the Sea Lords during that period. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
15 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/47

Letter from [WSC] to Mrs Birkin regretfully declining the invitation to open a club [? in Nottingham]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/48

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Vincent Caillard stating that Suez Canal directorships are in the direct gift of the Prime Minister and that, except for the financial directorship, WSC is not consulted about appointments to them. Typescript carbon copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/153/49.

1 folio
15 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/49

Another copy of CHAR 2/153/48.

1 folio
15 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/50-51

Letter from [WSC] to [? Pamela, Lady Lytton] on the claims of "Victor" [? 2nd Lord Lytton] to a government post in the House of Lords. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
15 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/52

Letter from Sir Vincent Caillard (Hotel Meurice, Rue de Rivoli, Paris, [France]) thanking him for the information that the Prime Minister appoints Suez Canal directorships and hoping that WSC had a good holiday.

1 folio
18 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/53

Letter from Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] (Glenconner, North Berwick, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC noting that WSC was not aware of Lord Fisher's [earlier Sir John Fisher] memorandum of 1915 laying down his conditions for remaining as First Sea Lord [see CHAR 2/153/39-41] and proposing to publish it as evidence of Fisher's megalomania. Asks WSC to let him know the results of his research about the documents that passed between WSC and the Sea Lords around the same time.

1 folio
18 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/54

Letter from A Bordonaro (Italian Embassy, 20 Grosvenor Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing a copy of "The Italian Navy in the Great War, 1915-1918" [not present] by the Historical Section of the Italian Ministry of Marine.

1 folio
19 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/55

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Oswyn Murray asking him to trace some documents which passed between WSC and the Sea Lords when WSC was First Lord of the Admiralty. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/56

Letter from [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (Gale, Chelwood Gate, East Grinstead, [Sussex]) to WSC asserting that he had no alternative [but to resign from the Cabinet] and pointing out that Sir Austen Chamberlain's recent speech in Geneva shows how he differs from Cecil on foreign policy.

1 folio
19 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/57-58

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] declining his invitation [to appear on the American Telephone and Telegraph Company's talking film] because he does not think he is important enough and inviting Beaverbrook to visit him. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
20 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/59

Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC offering to send him a copy of K F Novak's "The collapse of Central Europe".

1 folio
16 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/60

Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC urging him to appear (as Calvin Coolidge, Benito Mussolini and Raymond Poincare have done) on the American Telephone and Telegraph Company's new talking film, which Beaverbrook believes "is the greatest advance in cinematography that has taken place since its invention".

1 folio
16 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/61

Letter from [WSC] to Mrs Birton agreeing with her in not liking the proposed new Prayer Book but adding that in view of its support by most of Church opinion Parliament would be taking a great responsibility in rejecting it. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/62

Letter from [WSC] to C E Bechhofer Roberts thanking him for sending a copy of [his autobiography of WSC]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/63

Letter from C E Bechhofer Roberts (4 Derby Street, Curzon Street, [London]) to Clarice Fisher thanking her for the copies of documents from the Royal Commission [on Awards to Inventors] and promising to insert the appropriate passage [on WSC's role in the invention of tanks] into later editions [of his biography of WSC].

1 folio
30 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/64

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to C E Bechhofer Roberts thanking him for a copy of [his biography of WSC] and enclosing copies of documents from Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors [not present] relating to the invention of tanks. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/65

Letter from P Tyndal Robertson (Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors, 5 &6 Clement's Inn, Strand, [London]) to [Clarice Fisher] enclosing documents from the Commission relating to the invention and development of tanks [not present].

1 folio
23 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/66

Printed card with message asking for an early reply to the invitation to the opening of the Gang Canal, Bikaner State [Rajputana, India].

1 folio
[Sep] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/67

Programme of the opening of the Gang Canal, Bikaner State, [Rajputana, India].

1 folio
Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/68

Letter from [the Maharaja of Bikaner] (Lallgarh, Bikaner, Rajputana, [India]) to WSC wishing that he and CSC could be present at the opening of the Gang Canal.

1 folio
29 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/69

Invitation to WSC and CSC from the Maharaja of Bikaner [Rajputanana, India] to the opening of the Gang Canal at Gangar Nagar.

1 folio
[Sep] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/70

Letter from G Gilliat, managing editor of the "Evening Standard" (47 Shoe Lane, London) to WSC thanking him for sending an expression of his opinion of the work of "Low".

1 folio
30 Sep 1927
CHAR 2/153/71

Telegram from Georges Clemenceau (Paris, [France]) to WSC: "best thanks and friendly wishes".

1 folio
01 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/72

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Sir William Bull stating that WSC has declined the invitation of the New York Chamber of Commerce to visit the United States. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/73

Letter from Sir William Bull (3 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/153/74.

1 folio
03 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/74

Telegram from Mr Baldwin [chairman of the Otis Elevator Company] to [R H Thorpe, a company representative in London] asking him to get Sir William Bull to urge WSC to accept the invitation to address the annual dinner of the New York State Chamber of Commerce [United States]. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/153/73.

1 folio
01 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/75

Letter from 5th Lord Harrowby (Sandon Hall, Stafford) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/153/76-78.

1 folio
10 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/76-78

Letter from Spencer Perceval to [2nd Lord Harrowby] on taxation and government borrowing. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/153/75.

3 folios
[1812]
CHAR 2/153/79

Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/153/80.

1 folio
[Oct] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/80

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Warren Mansions, Newmarket, [Cambridgeshire]) to WSC on arrangements for a dinner.

1 folio
13 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/81

Letter from Ronald McNeil [later Lord Cushendun] (Treasury Chambers) to WSC thanking him for his appreciation of his services.

1 folio
21 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/82-83

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] on documents which passed between him and the Sea Lords in 1915, which Oxford is welcome to publish. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
21 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/84-85

Letter from [WSC] to Sir William Tyrrell stressing the need for Britain to avoid military entanglement in Iraq and suggesting that the Amir [the King of Afghanistan] be conveyed to Europe in a British war ship so that the Royal Navy can make a deep impression on his mind. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
23 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/86

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to W J Wightman stating that WSC does not wish to bet [that the Conservatives will lose a hundred seats at the next election] and that he thinks that it would be unfortunate for the country if that happened. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/87

Letter from W J Wightman (Apsley House, Erdington, Birmingham) to [WSC] stating that he has just read a report of WSC's speech in Nottingham and betting him five pounds that the Conservatives will lose a hundred seats at the next election.

1 folio
23 Oct [1927]
CHAR 2/153/88

Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Londonderry House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC admitting that his speech [at Cardiff, Wales] was bad tactics and stating his belief in the importance of capturing the National Union [of Conservative and Unionist Associations] to ensure that it supports the Conservative Party.

1 folio
24 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/89-90

Letter from [WSC] to [7th Lord Londonderry] assuring him that his speech in Cardiff [Wales] was not a political disaster. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
22 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/91-92

Letter from [7th Lord Londonderry [(Londonderry House, Park Lane, (London)] to WSC apologising for what he sees as his tactical mistake in making a speech in Cardiff [Wales] and explaining the his intention was to avert a split in the Conservative party.

2 folios
22 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/93

Letter from [WSC] to Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Romilly on the helpful attitude of Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] to unfair treatment of Romilly by the Egyptian authorities. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/94-96

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Bertram Romilly (Cairo Military School, Egyptian Army, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt) to WSC describing how his promotion has been blocked by the Egyptian authorities.

3 folios
11 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/97

Letter from Sir William Tyrrell (Foreign Office) to [WSC] reporting that he has sent an extract from WSC's letter about Iraq [see CHAR 2/153/84-85] to William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] and explaining why it was decided not to convey the King of Afghanistan to Europe in a British war ship.

1 folio
27 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/98

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Austen Chamberlain expressing support for the continuation of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/153/99.

1 folio
29 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/99

Another copy of CHAR 2/153/98.

1 folio
29 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/100

Letter from George Curnock (17 Featherstone Buildings, High Holborn, [London]) to Edward Marsh on his desire to have the approval of WSC for the proposed presentation of a bust of [? Abraham] Lincoln by O'Connor.

1 folio
02 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/101

Note by Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/153/102-103.

1 folio
08 Nov [1927]
CHAR 2/153/102-103

Letter from 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) to WSC asking for help in obtaining recognition of his services to the Government and to agriculture in the form of promotion to a more senior post.

1 folio
02 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/104-105

Letter from F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell] (Christ Church, Oxford) to [WSC] on the arguments against Socialism which he intends to supply for WSC in a forthcoming debate with James Ramsay Macdonald.

2 folios
03 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/106

Note from 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) to WSC: "thanks so much.".

1 folio
09 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/107

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to James Ramsay stating that WSC denies that Private William McCance helped him in his escape from Pretoria [South Africa] and regrets that he cannot help him in his current difficulties. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
09 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/108-109

Letter from James Ramsay (Dunellan, Strathyre, Perthshire, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/153/111-112 and hoping WSC will be able to help William McCance, who helped WSC escape from Pretoria [South Africa].

2 folios
05 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/110

Letter from James Ramsay (Dunellan, Strathyre, Perthshire, [Scotland]) to WSC stating that William McCance's shoulder hoisted WSC to freedom [when he escaped from Pretoria, South Africa].

1 folio
07 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/111-112

Letter from William McCance (17 Marlay Street, Portadown, [Armagh, Ulster, Ireland] to James Ramsay asking for financial assistance because his wife his ill and he is unemployed.

2 folios
19 Oct 1927
CHAR 2/153/113

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] giving a statement for the press denying that he was consulted about his police protection. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/114-115

Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/153/116.

2 folios
16 Nov [1927]
CHAR 2/153/116

Letter from O Dunkels (Breakstones, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) to WSC enclosing some newspaper cuttings on the shortcomings of Socialism [not present] for WSC to use in his debate with James Ramsay MacDonald staged by the Hardwicke Society.

1 folio
12 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/117

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to O Dunkels conveying WSC's thanks for the collection of anti-Socialist newspaper cuttings. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/118

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to O Dunkels conveying WSC's regret that there are only enough tickets available [for the debate between WSC and James Ramsay MacDonald] for members of the Hardwicke Society and their friends. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/119

Note from J H Penson (Treasury Chambers) to Edward Marsh reporting that there are no tickets available [for the debate between WSC and James Ramsay MacDonald] for people who are not members [of the Hardwicke Society] or their friends.

1 folio
10 Nov [1927]
CHAR 2/153/120

Letter from O Dunkels (Breakstones, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, [Kent]) to WSC offering to send newspaper cuttings on the failure of state enterprises for WSC to use in his debate on Socialism with James Ramsay MacDonald staged by the Hardwicke Society, and asking for tickets for the debate.

1 folio
08 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/121-122

Letter from G A Newsam (Home Office) to James Grigg stating that the authorities do not fear that disorder will arise from the miners' march to London.

2 folios
17 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/123

Letter from [WSC] to M Wardell suggesting changes to the programme of singing [at the Remembrance Festival]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/124-125

Letter from M Wardell (The "Daily Express", 23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC on the success of the Remembrance Festival and ways of improving it.

2 folios
16 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/126-127

Letter from Lord Ronaldshay (Snelsmore House, Newbury, [Berkshire]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/153/128-132, which he has drawn up for his biography of Lord Curzon, and asking how this tallies with WSC's recollections of the events of October 1922 leading up to the general election.

2 folios
27 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/128-132

Notes by [Lord Ronaldshay] on the events of October 1922 leading up to the general election. Compiled for is biography of Lord Curzon. Sent with CHAR 2/153/126-127.

5 folios
[Nov] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/133

Letter from [WSC] to Edward Morgan thanking him for his letter. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
23 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/134-135

Letter from Edward Morgan (95 Railway Street, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC praising him for securing the release of juvenile offenders when he was Home Secretary.

2 folios
25 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/136-138

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Ronaldshay correcting his account of Lord Curzon's actions in October 1922 leading up to the general election. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/153/139-141.

3 folios
29 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/139-141

Another copy of CHAR 2/153/136-138.

3 folios
29 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/142

Letter from Lord Ronaldshay (Snelsmore House, Newbury, [Berkshire]) to WSC thanking him for his comments on CHAR 2/153/128-132 and accepting the invitation to lunch to discuss further points.

1 folio
30 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/153/143

Letter from [King Feisal] (Hyde Park Hotel, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help in tackling the problems in [Iraq].

1 folio
04 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/144

Typescript note: "to be put away - keep handy.".

1 folio
10 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/145

Newspaper cutting: report on the danger of a confrontation between Britain and the Soviet Union in the Middle East.

1 folio
[Dec] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/146

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to O Dunkels returning the press cuttings which Dunkels sent WSC for his debate on Socialism with James Ramsay MacDonald. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/147

Letter from Sir Harry Foster (House of Commons) to WSC on a proposed Conservative meeting in Central Portsmouth [Hampshire].

1 folio
21 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/148-150

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Rust-en-Vrede, Muizenberg, Cape Town, [South Africa]) to WSC reporting that he nearly died from a heart attack, criticising Lady Simon for supporting the natives in South Africa and opposing the granting of votes to women.

3 folios
25 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/151

Letter from Lord Ronaldshay (Aske, Richmond, [Yorkshire]) to Edward Marsh thanking him for trying to find out the date of the first dinner for leading Conservatives and Liberals which WSC held in October 1922.

1 folio
25 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/152

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Rust-en-Vrede, Muizenberg, Cape Town, [South Africa]) to WSC on the importance of Sir John Chancellor remaining in Rhodesia.

1 folio
30 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/153/153

Newspaper cutting: photograph of Sir Abe Bailey and two ladies at a horse racing meeting.

1 folio
[Dec] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/154-155

Letter from Edward, Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII] (Digby House, Melton Mowbray, [Leicestershire]) to WSC thanking him for speaking to [Stanley Baldwin] on his behalf and commenting on the murder of British officials in China.

2 folios
[Dec] [1927]
CHAR 2/153/156-157

Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Guest arguing that David Lloyd George's campaign fund is being used to split the anti-Socialist vote and arguing that the fund should be placed in the hands of trustees "representing a definite political party on a broad and public basis".

2 folios
[1927]
CHAR 2/153/158-160

Letter from "T E S" to ? praising WSC's ["The World Crisis"] and considering the possibility that Russia may soon make an attempt to dominate Europe. Typescript copy.

3 folios
c 1927