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CHAR 2/186 Public and political: correspondence and papers relating to monetary affairs.

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CHAR 2/186/1-8

Letter from Sir Henry Strakosch (Princes House, 95 Gresham Street, London) to WSC (Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, United States) commiserating with him on his accident and discussing the world economic situation, in particular the Gold Standard. Encloses CHAR 2/186/9-10.

8 folios
01 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/9-10

Tables [by Sir Henry Strakosch] comparing the gold reserves of countries on and off the Gold Standard.

2 folios
24 Dec 1931
CHAR 2/186/11

Newspaper cutting: comment on the Gold Standard by Reginald McKenna, chairman of the Midland Bank.

1 folio
c 1932
CHAR 2/186/12

Cutting from the "Times": letter to the editor from "Peregrinus" on the insistence of France and the United States that war debts and reparations by settled on the basis of the Gold Standard.

1 folio
21 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/13-14

Letter from H E Rollins (Standard Statistics Company Inc, 345 Hudson Street, New York, [United States]) to WSC (c/o Robert McCormick, Tribune Square, Chicago, [United States]) on the payment of reparations and war debts, the gold reserves of France and the United States and the recent decline in gold prices.

2 folios
01 Feb 1932
CHAR 2/186/15-17

Letter from Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] (20 Bishopsgate, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/186/18-31, giving a transcript of CHAR 2/186/22, and arguing for a five-year moratorium on war debts and reparations.

3 folios
01 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/18

Note by Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] on the possibility of the United States leaving the Gold Standard and the achievement of a reparations settlement. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
[Jan] [1932]
CHAR 2/186/19

Cutting from the "Financial News": article on the relationship between payment of war debts and the movement of gold. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
01 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/20

Newspaper cutting: report of the views of Sir Arthur Salter on the Basle reparations report. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
[Jan] [1932]
CHAR 2/186/21

Newspaper cutting: article by Harold Cox on improvements in the quality of life and the unnecessary regulation of the sale of alcohol. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
[Jan] [1932]
CHAR 2/186/22

Letter from John Maynard Keynes [later Lord Keynes] (Tilton, Firle, Sussex) to Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] on the need for the United States to cure its economic depression. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
30 Dec 1931
CHAR 2/186/23

Letter from Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] (20 Bishopsgate, London) to John Maynard Keynes [later Lord Keynes] asking on WSC's behalf questions on the United States and the Gold Standard and war debts. Annotated by Keynes with his replies. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
28 Dec 1931
CHAR 2/186/24

Copy of the answers of John Maynard Keynes [later Lord Keynes] to questions by WSC on the United States and the Gold Standard and war debts. Sent with CHAR 2/186/15-17.

1 folio
[Dec] [1931]
CHAR 2/186/25

Supplement to the "Economist": report of the Young Plan Advisory Committee.

1 12p
02 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/26-28

Letter from Sir Walter Layton [later 1st Lord Layton] (the "Economist" (8 Bouverie Street, Fleet Street, London) to Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] (8 North Street, London) answering questions on: the possibility of the United States going off the Gold Standard, the debts owing to Britain, commercial loans raised in Germany and the immediate future of sterling.

3 folios
02 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/29-31

Letter from Sir Frederick Leith-Ross (Treasury Chambers) to Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] enclosing answers to questions on: the possibility of the United States going off the Gold Standard, the debts owing to Britain, commercial loans raised in Germany and the immediate future of sterling.

3 folios
05 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/32-33

Letter from 1st Lord D'Abernon [earlier Sir Edgar Vincent] (Palazzo Sacchetti, Via Giulia, Rome, [Italy]) to WSC (New York, [United States]) criticising the accumulation of large gold reserves by the United States and France.

2 folios
30 Dec 1931
CHAR 2/186/34-35

Letter from Sir William Wiseman (52 William Street, New York, [United States]) to WSC (Ambassador Hotel, New York) arguing that political uncertainty, rather than the hoarding of gold by the United States and France, is the real cause of the poor economic situation, and enclosing CHAR 2/186/36-50.

2 folios
07 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/36-50

Memorandum [by the head of the statistical department of Kuhn, Loeb and Co of New York, United States] on the money and gold problem. Sent with CHAR 2/186/34-35.

15 folios
04 Jan 1931
CHAR 2/186/51-52

Pages from the "Economist": article commenting on CHAR 2/186/53.

2 folios
09 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/53

Reprint from the "Economist": memorandum by Sir Henry Strakosch on the present economic crisis.

1 8p
09 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/54

Cutting from the "Financial News": report on Halley Stewart lecture by John Maynard Keynes in which he argued that the only alternative to world-wide organised inflation was a general default of debts.

1 folio
05 Feb 1932
CHAR 2/186/55-60

Address by Sir Henry Strakosch to the Financial and Currency Group of the House of Commons on British monetary policy - the key to economic recovery.

6 folios
24 Feb 1932
CHAR 2/186/61

Letter from Rene Leon (115 Broadway, New York, [United States]) to WSC (Waldorf Astoria, New York) on his economic discussion with bankers and senators and the need for "a little unbending on the part of Mr Neville Chamberlain" [the Chancellor of the Exchequer].

1 folio
02 [Mar] 1932
CHAR 2/186/62

Letter from Rene Leon (the Mayflower, Washington DC, [United States]) to [WSC] enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/186/63.

1 folio
[Mar] [1932]
CHAR 2/186/63

Graph showing the fluctuation in the prices of silver and wholesale commodities. Sent with CHAR 2/186/62.

1 folio
1913 - 1931
CHAR 2/186/64

Letter from Sir Arnold Wilson (The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC informing him of the existence of the Silver Association and offering to send papers and articles on silver.

1 folio
29 Mar 1932
CHAR 2/186/65

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Arnold Wilson denying that he has been completely converted to Rene Leon's views, blaming monetary confusion for most of the current economic depression and accepting the offer to be sent papers and articles on silver. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
01 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/66

Memorandum by Oswald Falk, Thomas Balogh and Maurice Hutton (O T Falk &Co, 52 Bishopsgate, London) on British economic policy.

1 [4]p
04 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/67

Letter from Arnold Hore (New Zealand Government Offices, 415 Strand, London) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [on the Budget], enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/186/68-71 and stressing the need for monetary experts to accompany the British delegation to Ottawa [Canada].

1 folio
22 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/68-71

Letter from Arnold Hore to Downie Stewart [New Zealand Chancellor of the Exchequer] on the need to tackle the problem of deflation at the forthcoming Ottawa Conference. Carbon typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/186/67.

4 folios
15 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/72

Cutting from the "New York Sun": report of WSC's speech on the Budget in which he urged Anglo-American co-operation to tackle the world economic crisis.

1 folio
21 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/73

Letter from Rene Leon (115 Broadway, New York, [United States]) to WSC congratulating him [on his speech on the Budget in which he called for Anglo-American co-operation to tackle the world economic crisis].

1 folio
22 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/74

Letter from Rene Leon (115 Broadway, New York, [United States]) to WSC reporting that the preliminary report of the Committee on Coinage, Weights and Measures will be presented to the House of Representatives and stressing the need for Britain to set a good example on currency matters.

1 folio
25 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/75

Letter from Alan de Verd Leigh, secretary of the London Chamber of Commerce (1-3 Oxford Court and 97 Cannon Street, London) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on monetary policy and enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/186/76-93.

1 folio
25 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/76

Report on currency by the committee appointed by the London Chamber of Commerce. Sent with CHAR 2/186/75.

1 18p
05 Jan 1932
CHAR 2/186/77-82

Replies submitted by the secretary of the London Chamber of Commerce [Alan de Verd Leigh] to criticisms of the Chamber's memorandum on currency.

6 folios
03 Feb 1932
CHAR 2/186/83-93

Address on monetary policy delivered by Alan de Verd Leigh [secretary of the London Chamber of Commerce] to the Incorporated Accountants' Students' Society. Sent with CHAR 2/186/75.

10 folios
22 Mar 1932
CHAR 2/186/94

Letter from E M Gull, honorary secretary of the Silver Association (99 Cannon Street, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/186/95-101.

1 folio
26 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/95

Reprint from the "Times": article by Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] putting the case of the Silver Association for a conference to consider the reintroduction of silver into the world's monetary system. Sent with CHAR 2/186/94.

1 folio
17 Nov 1931
CHAR 2/186/96

Reprint from the "Times": article by Herbert Rothbarth on the remonetization of silver. Sent with CHAR 2/186/94.

1 6,[1]p
c 1932
CHAR 2/186/97

List of members of the executive committee of the Silver Association. Sent with CHAR 2/186/94.

1 6,[1]p
c 1932
CHAR 2/186/98

Edition of the "Congressional Record": remarks on silver prices by Andrew Somers of New York in the House of Representatives. Sent with CHAR 2/186/94.

1 4p
25 Feb 1932
CHAR 2/186/99

Recommendations of the House of Representatives committee on coinage, weights and measures and a resolution calling on the President to call an international conference to consider means of raising commodity prices. Sent with CHAR 2/186/74. Another copy at CHAR 2/186/100.

1 folio
[Apr] [1932]
CHAR 2/186/100

Another copy of CHAR 2/186/99.

1 folio
[Apr] [1932]
CHAR 2/186/101

Pamphlet by Professor T E Gregory: "The silver situation. Problems and possibilities. Prepared at the request of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce." Sent with CHAR 2/186/94.

1 48p
1932
CHAR 2/186/102-108

Letter from H E Moon [retired exchange banker] (Mayfair Court, Stratton Street, [London]) to the chairman of the Silver Association [Sir Robert Horne, later Lord Horne of Slamannan] arguing that reparations and war debts have led to the accumulation of excessive gold reserves by the United States and France and hence to the depression of commodity prices and that therefore silver should be reintroduced into the monetary system.

7 folios
26 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/186/109

Pamphlet by H E Moon, retired exchange banker, recommending the re-introduction of silver into the monetary system.

1 [8]p
Sep 1931