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CHAR 2/158 Public and political: general correspondence.

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CHAR 2/158/1

Letter from Edward Marsh to W F Charles, governing director of Zenobia Ltd [perfumer] stating that WSC would be pleased to try a sample of his product. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
01 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/2

Letter from Kenneth Dewar (Branksome House, Sevenoaks, Kent) to Edward Marsh reporting that he has received some satisfactory news from the Admiralty and asking him to thank WSC for offering to approach [William Bridgeman] on his behalf, which will no longer be necessary.

1 folio
02 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/3-4

Letter from Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] to [WSC] on: the concession [relating to the proposed excise on imported mechanical lighters controversially granted by Arthur Samuel [later Lord Mancroft], the Financial Secretary to the Treasury; the widespread hope that WSC will soon recover [from his influenza].

2 folios
03 May [1928]
CHAR 2/158/5-6

Letter from W F Charles, governing director of Zenobia Ltd, perfumers and soap makers (Woodgate, Loughborough [Leicestershire]) sending samples of his firm's products, denying the claim of Philip Snowden [later Lord Snowden] that British perfumers enjoy tax advantages over French ones and suggesting that a tax be levied on all foreign advertisements in English publications.

2 folios
04 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/7

Letter from Henry Liddell Hart (Trays Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC noting that they have both suffered from influenza, asking him to read and comment on "Reputations" and commenting on the part of the memoirs of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] dealing with WSC's request for an army command.

1 folio
09 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/8-9

Letter from Montagu Luck (Miller's Mead, Westerham, Kent) to Clarice Fisher reporting on the activities of the Westerham branch of the British Legion.

2 folios
06 May [1928]
CHAR 2/158/10

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Montagu Luck enclosing a cheque from WSC towards the building of the Westerham British Legion club house, referring to the possibility that Diana Churchill might lay its foundation stone and hoping to be able to accept Luck's invitation to visit. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/11

Letter from [CSC] to W F Charles (Zenobia Ltd, Woodgate, Loughborough, [Leicestershire]) praising the samples of his firm's perfumes, soaps and fancy cases which he sent and agreeing that it would be a good idea to tax foreign advertisements. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
12 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/12

Letter from Montagu Luck (Miller's Mead, Westerham, Kent) to Clarice Fisher asking her to thank WSC for his contribution towards the building of a British Legion club house in Westerham, reporting on the progress of the branch and discussing arrangements for Diana Churchill to lay the foundation stone of the club house.

1 folio
13 May [1928]
CHAR 2/158/13

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/14 and stating that he enjoyed being shown around [the grounds of Chartwell].

1 folio
14 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/14

Cutting from the "Sunday Times": article by "a student of war" on the weaknesses of Britain's war policy revealed in the diaries of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith]. Sent with CHAR 2/158/14.

1 folio
13 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/15

Letter from Edward Marsh to J W Disney Thorp informing him that WSC can give him no information [about a seventeenth-century Mr Churchill]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/16

Letter from J W Disney Thorp (Coates Manor, Cirencester, [Gloucestershire]) to WSC asking whether a Mr Churchill he came across in a document of 1655 whilst researching the history of Coates Manor could be an ancestor of WSC's.

1 folio
14 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/17

Letter from Edward Marsh to A A Whelan thanking him for enclosing CHAR 2/158/20-21, which WSC thinks is in bad taste but since Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] does not seem to attach significance to it should be treated with indifference. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/18

Note from WSC to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/158/19. Typescript.

1 folio
17 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/19

Letter from A A Whelan (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/20-21 on the instructions of Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken].

1 folio
14 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/20-21

Pages from "London Calling": "Hannen Swaffer's who's who" featuring remarks on WSC's lisp and the publicising of his engagement. Sent with CHAR 2/158/19.

2 folios
19 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/22

Letter from Edward Marsh to Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] reporting that WSC thinks he will be able to come to Glasgow [Scotland] before the autumn session. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
23 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/23

Letter from J H M Humfrey Davy (27 Abingdon Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/24 on the instructions of Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere].

1 folio
23 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/24

Biographical details of Max Pemberton. Sent with CHAR 2/158/23.

1 folio
[May] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/25

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] asking him to send the extracts [from Beaverbrook's history of the war] as soon as they are in proof. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
28 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/26

Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his appreciation [of his history of the war], noting that David Lloyd George does not realise that Beaverbrook's aim was to exalt the politicians as against the generals and admirals, and asking WSC to go through the second volume of the work.

1 folio
24 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/27

Letter from Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to Edward Marsh thanking him for his letter stating that WSC will be able to come to Glasgow.

1 folio
29 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/28

Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/158/29.

1 folio
30 Oct [1928]
CHAR 2/158/29

Letter from Lord Weir [earlier William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to Edward Marsh suggesting that WSC open the Scottish Motor Show and attend the dinner of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club.

1 folio
05 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/30

Letter from (Admiralty) to Edward Marsh enclosing CHAR 2/158/31-32.

1 folio
07 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/31-32

Account, based on the testimony of Sir Malcolm Robertson, of the way in which news of the setting out for south America of HMS "Invincible" and HMS "Inflexible" in 1914 became generally known because of careless radio operators. Sent with CHAR 2/157/30.

2 folios
[Jun] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/33

Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Robin Hood Farm, Kingston Vale, [London]) to WSC on: finding a groom for ponies; the horror of Sinclair and others at the prospect of Edward Fitzroy being made Speaker of the House of Commons and the superior qualifications of James Hope, Sir Thomas Inskip and John Hills.

1 folio
11 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/34

Letter from WSC to 14th Lord Lovat inviting him to lunch to discuss [the Industrial Transfer Board]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/35

Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] reporting that 14th Lord Lovat is anxious to see him about the Industrial Transfer Board.

1 folio
16 Jun [1928]
CHAR 2/158/36

Letter from WSC to Lord D'Abernon stating that pressure of work prevents him at present [from accepting an invitation to give a lecture in the Reichstag [Berlin, Germany] but adding that he hopes to be able to visit the country in the future. Typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/37

Letter from the Foreign Office to Edward Marsh reporting that Sir Austen Chamberlain does not think there is any reason why WSC should go out of his way to accept the invitation from Herr Vallentin to give a lecture at the Reichstag [Berlin, Germany].

1 folio
21 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/38

Letter from Lord D'Abernon (Esher Place, Surrey) to WSC on an invitation to WSC from a committee in Berlin [Germany] to speak in the Reichstag.

1 folio
15 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/39

Letter from W A Gales, honorary treasurer of the Home Counties Association of Conservative and Unionist Agents (Conservative and Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to Edward Marsh asking him to convey thanks to WSC for agreeing to become a vice-president of the Association.

1 folio
25 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/40

Letter from WSC to Sir Newton Moore regretting that he cannot come to speak in Moore's constituency [Richmond, Surrey] because Conservative Central Office would regard it as too safe a seat and he already has many engagements in November. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/41

Letter from Sir Newton Moore (House of Commons) to WSC asking him to address a meeting in Richmond, [Surrey].

1 folio
22 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/42

Letter from Brendan Bracken (Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, 6 Middle New Street, London) to Edward Marsh on arrangements for a presentation at St Paul's Cathedral connected with Lord Stevenson's Memorial Fund. Encloses CHAR 2/158/43 and CHAR 2/158/44.

1 folio
28 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/43

Letter from the Trustee Department Manager of Lloyds Bank Ltd (39 Threadneedle Street, London) to Brendan Bracken (Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, 6 Middle New Street, [London]) reminding him that the declaration of trust of Lord Stevenson's Memorial Fund requires the committee to meet at least once a year and enclosing CHAR 2/158/44. Sent with CHAR 2/158/42.

1 folio
27 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/44

Statement of receipts and payments made by Lloyds Bank as trustee of the Lord Stevenson Memorial Fund. Sent with CHAR 2/158/43.

1 folio
27 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/45

Letter from Joyce Altham [Private Secretary to Frederick Guest] (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to [Clarice Fisher] reporting that Frederick Guest is writing to the committee of the Other Club with regard to Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby].

1 folio
28 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/46

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Brendan Bracken reporting that WSC has returned CHAR 2/158/42 and CHAR 2/158/43 without comment.

1 folio
02 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/47

Letter from M Bryant (The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Imperial House, 80-86 Regent Street, London) to Edward Marsh thanking him for CHAR 2/158/48 and CHAR 2/158/49-50.

1 folio
06 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/48

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to M Bryant [The Encyclopaedia Britannica] enclosing his suggestions for the revision of the biography of WSC which appears in the Encyclopaedia [see CHAR 2/158/49-50]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/49-50

Notes [by Edward Marsh] suggesting amendments to the biography of WSC in the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Annotated typescript.

2 folios
[Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/51

Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Frederick Guest stating that WSC would be glad to have Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] made a member of the Other Club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/52

Note by [WSC] suggesting that Edward Marsh might put the points collected by Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] [about the biography of WSC in the Encyclopaedia Britannica] to the publishers. Carbon typescript copy. Manuscript draft of CHAR 2/158/48.

1 folio
04 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/53

Notes by Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] and Edward Marsh relating to CHAR 2/158/55-57.

1 folio
02 Jul [1928] - 03 Jul [1928]
CHAR 2/158/54

Letter from M Bryant (The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Imperial House, 80-86 Regent Street, London) to Edward Marsh (5 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, [London]) asking for his opinion of CHAR 2/158/55-57, which J L Garvin and Bryant think is unsatisfactory.

1 folio
15 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/55-57

Reprint of the biography of WSC in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Sent with CHAR 2/158/54.

3 folios
[1928]
CHAR 2/158/58

Note by [WSC]: "show me this after I have seen the Prime Minister." Typescript.

1 folio
10 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/59

Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC reporting the rumour that the Government do not intend to give further facilities for the passage of the Tote Bill at the instigation of [Frederick Guest] and [Sir William Joynson Hicks, later Lord Brentford].

1 folio
09 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/60

Letter from Cyril Lloyd (House of Commons) to [WSC] thanking for speaking at a meeting at Himley [Staffordshire].

1 folio
12 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/61

Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting that an article in the "Empire Review" which was read by Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] was not written by [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] as Hamilton had earlier believed, but by "a swarthy Jew" using the pen name "Scrutator".

1 folio
12 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/62

Letter from Stella, Lady Stevenson (Stane House, Ockley, Surrey) to WSC thanking him for his words at the Lord Stevenson Memorial Fund prize-giving.

1 folio
13 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/63-67

Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Page Croft [later 1st Lord Croft] giving a detailed explanation of his position on the safeguarding of industries and expressing the wish that he had been invited to speak at the meeting held by Page Croft [and other supporters of Protection such as Patrick Hannon]. Annotated typescript draft. Carbon copy without annotations at CHAR 2/158/68-72.

5 folios
[25] [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/68-72

Carbon copy of CHAR 2/158/63-67.

5 folios
[25] [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/73

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Abe Bailey approving CHAR 2/158/75-83.

1 folio
18 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/74

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/75-83 and asking for suggestions.

1 folio
15 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/75-83

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey to [Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII] describing the formation and work of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and announcing that he is giving an endowment to it because he sees it as the best means of fulfilling the ideals of Cecil Rhodes. Copy sent with CHAR 2/158/74.

9 folios
[Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/84

Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC pledging his support against "the Amery Page Croft gang" [the Protectionist faction of the Conservative Party led by Leo Amery and Sir Henry Page Croft] but advising WSC not to make an all-out attack yet.

1 folio
25 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/85

Letter from L H Hayter, secretary of the Somerset Division of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Organizations (16 Castle Street, Bridgwater, [Somerset]) to WSC asking for a signed photograph of him on behalf of the Junior Imperial League to raise funds at the meeting at Bishops Lydeard [Somerset] which WSC has promised to address.

1 folio
31 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/86

Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne asserting that there is a large surplus capacity of coal to be absorbed before the existing unemployed miners could be re-engaged. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
21 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/87-88

Letter from John B McCook (Hotel Victoria, London) to WSC asking him to sign his copy of volume four of "The World Crisis" and praising that work.

2 folios
22 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/89

Letter from C B McAlpine (Home Office) to James Grigg enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/158/90-91.

1 folio
27 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/90-91

Notes on the stages in the preparation of the register of electors. Sent with CHAR 2/158/89.

2 folios
[Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/92

Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (Durrington House, Harlow, Essex) to WSC congratulating him on the Finance Bill passing its third reading and on WSC having told David Lloyd George what he thought of him.

1 folio
29 Jul [1928]
CHAR 2/158/93

Letter from C L Bullock (Air Ministry] to WSC reminding him, with reference to his wish to fly from Biggin Hill [Kent] to Tidworth [Hampshire] next week, that Monday is a Bank Holiday when the Air Ministry and RAF stations are closed.

1 folio
03 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/94

Telegram from [Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Leatherhead, [Surrey]) to WSC: "you should give me some straw to make bricks.".

1 folio
17 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/95

Notes by WSC, James Grigg and F A Newsam on CHAR 2/158/96-97.

1 folio
07 Aug 1928 - 09 Aug [1928]
CHAR 2/158/96-97

Home Office memorandum on accelerating the preparation of the electoral register.

2 folios
[Aug] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/98

Letter from WSC to Lord Cushendun [earlier Ronald McNeill] congratulating him on his appointment [as acting Foreign Secretary]. Typescript draft.

1 folio
14 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/99

Letter from Charles Ball (204-206 Great Portland Street, London) to WSC thanking him for the information contained in CHAR 2/158/100.

1 folio
09 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/100

Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Charles Ball on an inaccurate version of a speech by WSC at Dundee [which appears in a book on the Dardanelles campaign by General Kannengiesser Pasha which Ball is translating]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/101

Instruction from WSC to [Edward Marsh] instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/158/102. Typescript.

1 folio
20 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/102

Letter from Charles Ball (204-206 Great Portland Street, London) to WSC asking him to verify a quotation from one of his speeches made in 1915 which appears in a German book about the Dardanelles campaign by General Kannengiesser Pasha which Ball is translating [see CHAR 2/158/103].

1 folio
18 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/103

Quotation from a speech by WSC claiming that the Dardanelles campaign was close to success, quoted in General Kannengiesser Pasha's book on the campaign. Sent with CHAR 2/158/102.

1 folio
05 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/158/104

Letter from WSC to Arthur Samuel thanking him for his help in the carrying of the Currency Note Bill. Typescript copy.

1 folio
08 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/105

Letter from Arthur Samuel (48 Montagu Square, Marble Arch, [London]) to WSC describing how he has enjoyed working with WSC as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and urging him to take a rest.

1 folio
03 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/106

Letter from Lord Cushendun [earlier Ronald McNeill] (Glen Lea Hotel, Hindhead, Surrey) to WSC thanking him for his letter [congratulating him on his appointment as acting Foreign Secretary].

1 folio
16 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/107

Telegram from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] to [WSC] hoping that he can help him improve [his book on the political history of the war]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/108

Letter from Sir Arthur Crosfield (4 West Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC agreeing that it would have been unwise for WSC to issue a message [of support for Eleutherios Venizelos].

1 folio
21 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/109

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Arthur Crosfield arguing that it would not do for WSC to interfere in Greek politics. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/110-111

Letter from Sir Arthur Crosfield (4 West Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC suggesting that he send a message which would help Eleutherios Venizelos in the forthcoming Greek general election.

2 folios
15 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/112

Letter from [Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Cherkley, Leatherhead, Surrey) to WSC on arrangements for WSC's visit.

1 folio
21 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/113

Letter from Hugh M Dyer (The Ranche, Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada) to WSC asking him to send a message to be read at the dedication service for a memorial stained glass window to Major-General Louis Lipsett and recalling their service together on the Western Front.

1 folio
22 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/114

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Hamilton of Dalzell praising his persistence in helping to secure the passage of the Tote Bill and noting with approval that Lord D'Abernon has consented to represent the Treasury. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/115

Letter from Lord Hamilton of Dalzell (Dalzell, Motherwell, Scotland) to WSC praising the role of Ralph Glynn and WSC in the passage of the Tote Bill, which Hamilton believes will make horse racing fairer and more honest, and expressing the wish to get Lord D'Abernon on the Betting Control Board.

1 folio
04 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/116

Note from WSC instructing [Edward Marsh] to reply [to the Early Closing Association] that since the Home Secretary will be present WSC's presence will not be required [at the Shops Act victory celebration]. Typescript. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/158/117.

1 folio
02 Sep 1928
CHAR 2/158/117

Carbon copy of CHAR 2/158/116.

1 folio
02 Sep 1928
CHAR 2/158/118

Letter from Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (34-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC asking him to chair the celebration of the passing of the Shops (Hours of Closing) Act or get the Duke of York [later King George VI] to do so.

1 folio
29 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/119

Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/158/128, CHAR 2/158/129-133 and CHAR 2/158/134-138.

1 folio
c 1987
CHAR 2/158/120

Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square, [London]) to WSC describing herself as "a very sad woman" and asking to talk to him.

1 folio
13 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/121-125

Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square, [London]) to WSC praising his article on Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith], remembering Asquith's private remarks about his contemporaries, assessing the character of David Lloyd George, praising WSC's abilities as a political historian, explaining why WSC will find Herbert Asquith's memoirs disappointing, and criticising Lord Rosebery's selfishness.

5 folios
05 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/126

Letter from WSC to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] regretting the publication in the "Daily Telegraph" of an extract from the private correspondence of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] offensive to WSC and hoping that Asquith's biographer will explain that Asquith's memoirs "give a wholly inadequate impression of his contribution to public life". Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.

1 folio
24 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/127

Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] asserting that, although he was left to take all the blame for the failure of the Dardanelles campaign whilst Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] continued at the head of a new administration, he has never indulged in recriminations and therefore felt justified in complaining about an offensive term used about him by Asquith and recently published in his memoirs. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.

1 folio
01 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/128

Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/158/126, CHAR 2/158/127, CHAR 2/158/128, CHAR 2/158/129-133 and CHAR 2/158/134-138-138.

1 folio
Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/129-133

Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (Stockton House, Codford, Wiltshire) to WSC expressing surprise that WSC should so strongly object to the description of him and other Coalition Liberals by 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] in his recently published memoirs as "renegades", agreeing that the memoirs do not give an adequate impression of Asquith's contribution to public life, and regretting the serialisation of the memoirs and the fact that the first letter she has received from WSC since her father's death should be one complaining about this passage.

5 folios
28 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/134-138

Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (Stockton House, Codford, Wiltshire) to WSC reporting that the publishers of the memoirs of 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] have agreed to remove a passage offensive to WSC , describing the difficulties of editing the work before its serialisation, and denying that her father ever accused WSC of deserting him in 1915, when he was very reluctantly forced to yield to Conservative demands for reconstruction of the Government and was anxious to avoid a domestic crisis because the entry of Italy into the war hung in the balance. Insists that her father always saw the Dardanelles campaign as "the one brilliant idea of the war" and that WSC would quickly have returned to high office if he had stayed at the Duchy of Lancaster.

5 folios
11 Jun 1928