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CHAR 2/187 Public and political: correspondence and papers relating to monetary affairs.

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CHAR 2/187/1

Card of Evelyn Toulmin, Lloyds and National Provincial Foreign Bank Ltd (24 rue des Capucines, Paris, [France]).

1 folio
c 1932
CHAR 2/187/2

Printed note from Waldron Smithers, honorary secretary of the Conservative Party Finance Committee, covering CHAR 2/187/3.

1 folio
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/3

"The destruction of the world's monetary system. An address by Professor Gustav Cassel (the Swedish economist), to the Conservative Party Finance Committee at the House of Commons on the 11th May, 1932.".

1 13,[3]p
11 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/4-6

Letter from Sir Henry Strakosch (Princes House, 95 Gresham Street, London) to Violet Pearman (Chartwell) commenting on an article in the "Evening Citizen" on the effects of the accumulation of gold by the United States and France arising from the payment of war debts and reparations.

3 folios
19 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/7-9

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC outlining a scheme to reduce the burden of debt in the global economy. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/52-54.

3 folios
20 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/10-13

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC arguing for the revaluation of gold as the means of providing justice to individual risk-taking investors as against the bankers. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/55-58.

4 folios
21 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/14-19

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC pointing out the injustice of not adjusting the debts of countries like Australia when the prices of the commodities in which the debts are paid are much lower than when the debts were contracted and urging WSC to take the lead in explaining why a devaluation of gold is needed. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/59-65.

6 folios
23 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/20-23

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC arguing that the Government should provide credit facilities of internal reconstruction schemes and that "Fair Trade" and the free circulation of money is the key to economic recovery. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/66-70.

4 folios
23 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/24-28

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC arguing that free trade in money and in goods are no longer workable systems in the modern world and that the level of general morality determines what monetary system is used. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/71-76.

5 folios
24 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/29-34

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC arguing that the revaluation of gold is the only way of justly reducing the burden of all kinds of debt, attacking the banking system for protecting gilt-edged securities at the expense of risk-taking private investors, and setting out the means by which Britain should repay her war debt to the United States. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/77-83.

6 folios
26 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/35-38

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC arguing that speed of circulation is much more important than the size of the currency, proposing that the Bank of England should issue 100 million pounds worth of notes for capital investment, and urging WSC and David Lloyd George to take the lead in opposing the current supine economic policy. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/84-89.

4 folios
26 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/39-45

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC attacking the pre-war generation's adherence to out-moded economic beliefs and asserting that in the interests of internal circulation of money in Britain holders of stock of all kinds must make active use of their assets, with the Government making investment facilities available if necessary. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/90-98.

7 folios
27 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/46-48

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC stressing the importance of continuing investment in the capitalist system. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/99-102.

3 folios
28 [May] 1932
CHAR 2/187/49-51

Letter from A S Darroch (97 Muswell Hill Road, [London]) to WSC arguing that a conference with the United States about the settlement of war debts should precede the Lausanne Conference and outlining the advantages he believes would be derived from the devaluation of gold by 50 per cent and the provision of interest-free gold loans for reconstruction. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/187/103-106.

3 folios
02 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/52-54

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/7-9.

3 folios
20 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/55-58

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/10-13.

4 folios
21 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/59-65

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/14-19.

7 folios
23 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/66-70

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/20-23.

5 folios
23 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/71-76

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/24-28.

6 folios
24 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/77-83

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/29-34.

7 folios
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/84-89

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/35-38.

6 folios
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/90-98

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/39-45.

9 folios
27 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/99-102

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/46-48.

4 folios
28 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/103-106

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/187/49-51.

4 folios
02 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/107-108

Letter from Evelyn Toulmin (24 rue des Capucines, Paris, [France]) to WSC arguing for the establishment of an International Exchange Clearing House to facilitate world trade.

2 folios
22 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/109

Letter from Oscar Hobson, editor-in-chief of the "Financial News" (20 Bishopsgate, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/187/110 and offering to print any comment WSC may wish to make on it.

1 folio
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/110

Cutting from the "Financial News" : article by Oscar Hobson arguing that Britain should pursue a bold policy at the forthcoming Lausanne Conference. Sent with CHAR 2/187/109.

1 folio
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/111

Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (72 Devonshire House, London) to WSC returning CHAR 2/187/112 and CHAR 2/187/113 and commenting that they form a good text for WSC's speech in the City of London on 15 June.

1 folio
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/112

Letter from Rene Leon (115 Broadway, New York, [United States]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/187/113 and commenting on the damaging pursuit of opposite monetary policies by the United States Federal Reserve and the Bank of England.

1 folio
12 May 1932
CHAR 2/187/113

Resolutions to be presented to the United States House of Representatives calling for an international conference to consider means of raising commodity prices and for the reintroduction of silver into the monetary system. Sent with CHAR 2/187/112.

1 folio
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/114-116

Digest [by J F Walton of a book by Arendt] calling for the reintroduction of silver into the international monetary system.

3 folios
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/117-119

Letter from J F Walton recommending the solutions to the world economic crisis put forward in Arendt's book and arguing that none of the factors which helped the United States recover from previous depressions is available now. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/120-121

Memorandum calling for the relation of the world's currencies to gold, which should itself be related to a commodities price index.

2 folios
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/122

Cutting from [? the "Wall Street Journal"]: article by Thomas F Woodlock criticising the United States Government and Congress for refusing to countenance the reduction of debts owed by other countries to the United States.

1 folio
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/123

World economic review for June by Fielding, Son and Macleod, stock brokers (2-6 Austin Friars, London). Another copy at CHAR 2/187/155.

1 [4]p
20 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/124-129

Memorandum by Julius Meinl attacking the idea of state intervention to tackle perceived unfavourable balances of trade and payment.

6 folios
[Jun] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/130

"A realistic approach to the problem of intergovernmental debts", a presidential address to the United States National Industrial Conference Board by Magnus Alexander.

1 18p
May 1932
CHAR 2/187/131-141

Memorandum on the need for a currency system which keeps goods moving through the market.

11 folios
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/142

Table showing the relation between falling prices of commodities and decrease of employment.

1 folio
Dec 1927 - Apr 1932
CHAR 2/187/143-154

Memorandum by Rene Leon on "money and the world crisis".

12 folios
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/155

Another copy of CHAR 2/187/123.

1 [4]p
20 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/156

Cutting from the "Times": letter from G Beresford Stooke (Adgestone, Brading, Isle of Wight) criticising WSC's assertion that commodity prices have kept a steady relation with one another for the last ten years.

1 folio
21 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/157

Letter from [WSC] to Rene Leon thanking him for his letter and an article, noting that a world economic conference in London is likely and that Senator Borah made a useful speech. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/158

Letter from Rene Leon (115 Broadway, New York, [United States]) to WSC criticising the report of the League of Nations economic experts, asserting that the British Treasury's policy is dominated by the India Office and by Sir George Schuster and his associates and predicting that at the Ottawa Conference "we shall once again very likely meet with the forces of inertia and of ignorance.".

1 folio
13 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/159

Circular letter from W H Waller (43 Cromford House, Manchester) giving a precis of an address he is making to the members of the Monetary Reform Association.

1 folio
23 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/160

"A practical monetary policy for the Ottawa Conference" by E Beddington Behrens.

1 19,[1]p
Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/161-162

Letter from Dr Alfred Friedmann-Friters (Berlin, [Germany]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/187/163-170 and CHAR 2/187/171-173 and discussing the reduction of international debts.

2 folios
20 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/163-170

Unpublished article by [Dr Alfred Friedmann-Friters of Berlin, Germany] on the general reduction of debts. Carbon typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/187/161-162.

8 folios
20 [Apr] [1932]
CHAR 2/187/171-173

Report to the United States House of Representatives by the Committee on Banking and Currency on restoring and maintaining the purchasing power of the dollar. Copy sent with CHAR 2/187/161-162.

3 folios
Apr 1932
CHAR 2/187/174-176

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (98 Elm Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/187/177-188 and arguing that the dumping of exports in Britain by the Soviet Union is an important cause of the fall of wholesale commodity prices and that it would be in the interests of the United States if Britain put an end to this dumping.

3 folios
02 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/177-188

Tables showing the average prices of certain imported commodities on the British market. Sent with CHAR 2/187/174-176.

12 folios
1928 - 1932
CHAR 2/187/189

Cuttings from the "Times": letter from Edward Cannan criticising the continuing pre-occupation in government circles with gold values; letter from Harold Cox criticising WSC's assertion that commodity prices have kept a steady relation with one another over the last ten years.

1 folio
17 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/190

Cuttings from the "Times": report of the addresses on the "money problem" by WSC and Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] at the Royal Empire Society lunch at the Cannon Street Hotel, [London].

1 folio
16 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/191

Letter from Alan de Verd Leigh, secretary of the London Chamber of Commerce (1-3 Oxford Court and 97 Cannon Street, London) to WSC (71 St Stephen's House) enclosing CHAR 2/187/192, which has been adopted by the council of the Chamber as a basis for discussion at the Ottawa Conference.

1 folio
24 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/187/192

Report on monetary policy by a committee of the London Chamber of Commerce. Sent with CHAR 2/187/191.

1 34p
15 Jun 1932