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CHAR 2/189 Public and political: correspondence relating to Indian affairs.

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CHAR 2/189/1

Letter from 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] enclosing CHAR 2/189/2-3 and CHAr 2/189/4 and asking for WSC to get in touch with Sir Louis Stuart, the acting secretary of the Indian Empire Society.

1 folio
05 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/2-3

Letter from 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to Sir Louis Stuart [the acting secretary of the Indian Empire Society] (28 Alfred Place, [London]) on the lunch at the Constitutional Club to raise funds for the meeting in the Albert Hall [London] at which WSC is to give an address on India. Carbon typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/189/1.

2 folios
05 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/4

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, the acting secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]), to the 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) on the date of the lunch at the Constitutional Club [to raise funds for the meeting in the Albert Hall (London) at which WSC is to give an address on India]. Sent with CHAR 2/189/1.

1 folio
01 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/5

Letter from [WSC] to the 9th Duke of Marlborough on the proposed Indian Empire Society meeting in the Albert Hall [London]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
08 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/6

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Mark Hunter on the proposed Indian Empire Society meeting in the Albert Hall [London]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
09 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/7

Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (House of Lords) to WSC on the lunch at the Constitutional Club to raise funds for an Indian Empire Society meeting at the Albert Hall [London].

1 folio
13 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/8

Letter from [WSC] to [17th Lord Derby] approving of the decision of Sir Louis Stuart to defer the Indian Empire Society meeting in the Albert Hall because further "constitutional surrender" by the Government will increase support for the Society's position. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
15 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/9

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, acting secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) to WSC reporting the serious illness of Sir Mark Hunter, enclosing CHAR 2/189/11-12, and reporting that his committee wish to postpone a meeting in the Albert Hall [London] until the right moment arrives. Typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/10

Letter from Sir Alfred Knox (13 South Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on the Budget of the previous day and discussing the reduction of Beer Excise and the need for protection of the Indian tea industry, which is mainly British and does not enjoy the sympathy of the Indian nationalists.

1 folio
22 [Feb] 1932
CHAR 2/189/11-12

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart [acting secretary of the Indian Empire Society] to the 9th Duke of Marlborough suggesting that the proposed meeting in the Albert Hall [London] be postponed until the Government has made some crucial decisions about India. Copy.

2 folios
09 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/13

Letter from [WSC] to Major-General Sir Alfred Knox hoping that he is keeping his attention fixed on Russia and noting that Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] has initiated a good debate in the House of Lords. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
23 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/14-16

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, joint secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) to WSC urging a strong governmental response to the threat posed to British and European business in Bombay [India] by the Hindu boycott.

3 folios
28 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/17-19

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, joint secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) to WSC enclosing printed material on the Indian situation [not present] and blaming the violence by the "Red Shirts" during the North West Frontier Province elections on the government's weakness.

3 folios
28 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/20

Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] enclosing CHAR 2/189/21-22 and CHAR 2/189/23-24 for WSC and asking for his views.

1 folio
29 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/21-22

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) to the 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) explaining why it would be better to ask Sir Alfred Knox rather than Lord Peel [earlier William Peel] to represent the Society at the fortcoming fund-raising lunch at the Constitutional Club and referring to WSC making a speech there. Sent with CHAR 2/189/20.

2 folios
26 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/23-24

Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]), arguing that Sir Alfred Knox would not attract enough people to the proposed fund-raising lunch at the Constitutional Club and that therefore, if WSC cannot attend, it had better be postponed. Carbon typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/189/20.

2 folios
29 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/25

Letter from [WSC] to the 9th Duke of Marlborough indicating his willingness to make a speech at Marlborough's fund-raising lunch [for the Indian Empire Society at the Constitutional Club]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/189/26

Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] (Chartwell) on the arrangements for the fund-raising lunch [for the Indian Empire Society] at the Constitutional Club at which WSC is to make a speech.

1 folio
03 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/27

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the 9th Duke of Marlborough) conveying WSC's acceptance of the invitation to the fund-raising lunch [for the Indian Empire Society] at the Constitutional Club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/28-31

Letter from A R T Richards (Via di Quarto 10, Castello, Florence, [Italy]) to [WSC] complaining about the corrupt native administration of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] and the failure of the British government to protect the interests of the British tea planters on the island. Typescript copies at CHAR 2/189/32-36 and CHAR 2/189/37-41.

4 folios
12 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/32-36

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/189/28-31.

5 folios
12 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/37-41

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/189/28-31.

5 folios
12 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/42

Letter from George Cornwallis West (8 Sterling Street, Knightsbridge, [London] to WSC expressing agreement with his views on India, enclosing CHAR 2/189/43 and asking WSC to write a letter about it.

1 folio
20 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/43

Proof of article by George Cornwallis West on the defects of the new constitution in Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]. Sent with CHAR 2/189/42.

1 2nd piece not numbered.
[May] [1932]
CHAR 2/189/44-51

Letter from George Jeffreys (Headquarters Southern Command, Poona, [India]) to WSC describing the attitude of various classes in India to the proposed reforms, approving the recent strong measures by government, describing the reaction to the indianisation of the army and the declining standard of living of British officers in India. Typescript copy. MS notes on reverse.

8 folios
22 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/52

Letter from [WSC] to George Cornwallis-West stating that it would be better for him to raise the matter of the constitution of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] in the House of Commons rather than write a letter to the "Daily Telegraph". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/53

Letter from George Cornwallis-West (8 Sterling Street, Knightsbridge, [London]) to WSC on his article on the political situation in Ceylon [later Sri Lanka].

1 folio
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/54

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, joint secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, London) to WSC praising his speech of the previous day at the Carlton Club.

1 folio
26 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/55

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Louis Stuart (joint secretary of the Indian Empire Society) stating that his speech [on India of the previous day at the Carlton Club] should not be made public. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
28 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/56

Letter from Sir Arthur McWatters (11 Fyfield Road, Oxford) to WSC enclosing a paper of his on the financial aspect of the federal plan for India [not present].

1 folio
30 May 1932
CHAR 2/189/57-58

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) to WSC agreeing not to make public the details of WSC's speech at the lunch given by the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

2 folios
02 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/59

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] on the proposed meeting at the house of Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] [of people who share WSC's and Lloyd's opinions on India]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/60

Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (30 Portman Square, [London] to on a proposed meeting [about India] at the house of Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] to which 4th Lord Salisbury, Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere] and some younger peers could be invited.

1 folio
01 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/61-62

Letter from [WSC] to [Edward Buxton] criticising the attitude of Conservative back benchers during the debate in the House of Commons [on the Beer Duty]. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
04 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/63

Letter from Edward Buxton (Wallsgrove House, High Beach, Loughton, Essex) to WSC thanking him on behalf on the brewing and licensed victualling trade for his defence of their interests in the House of Commons debate on the amendment of the Beer Duty.

1 folio
02 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/64

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Arthur McWatters thanking him for sending a copy of his paper on Indian finance and the Federal Plan. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/65

Letter from the private secretary to [the 9th Duke of Marlborough] (Blenheim Palace) to [Violet Pearman] enclosing a cheque for the Indian Empire Society [not present].

1 folio
20 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/66

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, London) to WSC thanking him for his donation to Society funds and announcing that the Society is planning a series of meetings in the autumn.

1 folio
23 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/67

Receipt for ten pounds from the Indian Empire Society to WSC.

1 folio
22 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/68

Letter from 1st Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] (101 Onslow Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/189/69-71 and criticising the Lothian Report on representative government for India.

1 folio
25 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/69-71

Notes by [1st Lord Sydenham, earlier Sir George Clarke] criticising the Lothian Report [the report of the Indian Franchise Committee]. Sent with CHAR 2/189/68.

3 folios
[Jun] [1932]
CHAR 2/189/72

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/189/73-84.

1 folio
25 Jun 1932
CHAR 2/189/73-84

Notes by Sir Louis Stuart criticising [the Lothian report (the report of the Indian Franchise Committee)] Sent with CHAR 2/189/72.

12 folios
Jun [1932]
CHAR 2/189/85

Letter from Professor F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell] (Christ Church, Oxford) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/189/86-90.

1 folio
01 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/189/86-90

Notes by [Professor F A Lindemann, later Lord Cherwell] on the report of the Indian Franchise Committee (the Lothian Report). Sent with CHAR 2/189/85.

5 folios
[Jul] [1932]
CHAR 2/189/91-92

Letter from [WSC] to [4th Lord Salisbury] approving the decision to remit the Indian constitutional issue to a Joint Committee of both Houses and discussing the representation of his and Salisbury's point of view on the committee. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
01 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/189/93

Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (30 Portman Square, [London]) to WSC reporting that the Wafd in Egypt will regain power if the treaty negotiations are revived.

1 folio
21 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/189/94

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] doubting that Waris Amir Ali knows much about the internal affairs of the British government and discussing the composition of the Joint Select Committee of both Houses on India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/189/95

Letter from [WSC] to Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] on the plan for WSC and his supporters to move a resolution about India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/189/96-97

Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (India Office) to WSC denying the assertions made about the Government's policy on India in an article in the "Observer" [see CHAR 2/189/100].

2 folios
04 Aug 1932
CHAR 2/189/98

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (India Office) approving his disapproval of the assertions made about the Government's policy on India in an article in the "Observer" [see CHAR 2/189/100]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Aug 1932
CHAR 2/189/99

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) to WSC enclosing and summarising CHAR 2/189/100 and asking him on behalf of 1st Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] how best to meet this "attempt to dragoon the Conservative Party" over India.

1 folio
25 Jul 1932
CHAR 2/189/100

Cutting from the "Observer": article on the attitude of Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] and the rest of the Government to the procedure governing discussions about India's constitutional future. Sent with CHAR 2/189/99.

1 folio
[Jul] [1932]
CHAR 2/189/101

Resolution of a meeting presided over by Major-General Sir Charles Melliss of residents of Camberley [Surrey] and neighbourhood who have lived in India protesting against the procedure adopted by the National Government with regard to its proposals for constitutional reform in India.

1 folio
20 Sep 1932
CHAR 2/189/102-104

Letter from Sir Alfred Knox (Binfield House, Binfield, Berkshire) to WSC on the resolutions on India to be moved at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool [Lancashire].

3 folios
23 Sep 1932
CHAR 2/189/105

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir Alfred Knox reporting that WSC is too ill to attend any engagements in October, including the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool [Lancashire]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
28 Sep 1932
CHAR 2/189/106

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC giving the text of a letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] clarifying Hoare's statement of government policy on India in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference.

1 folio
12 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/107

Note from [Lord Lloyd, earlier Sir George Lloyd] to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/189/108.

1 folio
[Dec] [1932]
CHAR 2/189/108

First report from the joint select committee on the Government of India Act, 1919 (draft rules).

1 7,[1]p
06 Jul 1920
CHAR 2/189/109

Second report from the joint select committee on the Government of India Act, 1919 (draft rules).

1 5,[1]p
10 Aug 1920
CHAR 2/189/110

Minutes of proceedings of the joint select committee on the Government of India Act, 1919 (draft rules).

1 viiip
10 Aug 1920
CHAR 2/189/111

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer (26 Brechin Place, [London]) to WSC discussing the need to counteract the pressure put upon rank and file Conservatives to accept Government policy on India and criticising the conciliatory attitude to Congress of Lord Sankey [earlier Sir John Sankey].

1 folio
16 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/112

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Michael O'Dwyer hoping that he [WSC] will be well enough to refer to India in the debate on the address. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/113

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the secretary of the Indian Empire Society [Sir Louis Stuart] enclosing a letter [from the Rural Reconstruction League of India] [not present] and asking on WSC's behalf whether there is any truth in the statement it contains. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/114-118

Letter from Patricia Knight, private secretary to Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society (28 Alfred Place, [London]) quoting Stuart as believing that the allegations of bad treatment by Sikh contractors of labourers engaged in building New Delhi contained in a letter from the Rural Reconstruction League of India could well be true and attributing such injustice to the decline in the standards of the Indian Civil Service resulting from the increasing number of Indian recruits.

5 folios
18 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/119

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society, asking on behalf of WSC for advice about CHAR 2/189/124. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/120

Cutting from the "Times": letter from A H Ghuznavi on the unease of the orthodox Hindu group the All-India Varnashrama Swarajya about the direction in which Congress agitation is taking India. Sent at the request of Waris Ameer Ali.

1 folio
25 Nov [1932]
CHAR 2/189/121-122

Letter from Sir Patrick Fagan (Indian Empire Society, 28 Alfred Place, London) to [Violet Pearman] on the Indian orthodox Hindu body the All-India Varnashrama Swarajya [see CHAR 2/189/120, 122-123].

2 folios
30 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/123

Cutting from the "Times": report of a memorandum presented to the Viceroy by the orthodox Hindu society the All-India Varnashrama Swarajya asserting that western democracy is unsuited to Indian traditions. Sent with CHAR 2/189/124.

1 folio
22 Nov [1932]
CHAR 2/189/124

Letter from W R Draper (57 Queen Square, Bristol) to WSC asking whether the Viceroy refused to include a delegate from [the orthodox Hindu society the All-India Varnashrama Swarajya] in the Round Table Conference.

1 folio
23 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/125

Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (30 Portman Square, [London]) to WSC (11 Morpeth Mansions) giving the address of Colin Forbes-Adam, who would like to give advice on Indian affairs.

1 folio
01 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/126-128

Letter from Waris Ameer Ali (Indian Empire Society, 28 Alfred Place, London) to WSC criticising the co-option of members of the Indian legislatures onto the joint committee on the India Bill and attributing the arbitrary action of the government of Persia [later Iran] towards the Anglo-Persian Oil Company to British weakness in India.

3 folios
03 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/129

Letter from [WSC] to Waris Ameer Ali promising to see whether he can renew the question of Sir Charles Oman in the House of Commons [on the co-option of members of the Indian legislatures onto the joint select committee on the India Bill] and agreeing with Ali [about the arbitrary action of the government of Persia (later Iran) against the Anglo-Person Oil Company]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
06 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/130

Statement received by telephone from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] that if members of the House of Lords vote in favour of the Government's white paper on India they will not be committing themselves to any particular scheme of reform. Another copy at CHAR 2/189/131.

1 folio
10 Dec [1932]
CHAR 2/189/131

Another copy of CHAR 2/189/130.

1 folio
10 Dec [1932]
CHAR 2/189/132

Letter from Waris Ameer Ali (36 Alexandra Court, Queen's Gate, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/189/133 and arguing that the demand for constitutional reform in India comes from a small group of urban politicians and that transferring the courts and police to them will lead to Britain losing India altogether unless it quadruples the size of its army there.

1 folio
12 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/133

House of Commons question by Sir Charles Oman on whether it is proposed to co-opt members of the Indian legislature onto the Joint Committee on Indian Constitutional Proposals, with answer that the question is still under consideration. Sent with CHAR 2/189/132.

1 folio
24 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/189/134-136

Letter from Waris Ameer Ali (Indian Empire Society, 28 Alfred Place, London) to WSC on the need to for a strong response to the demands for concessions by the "Hindu-Liberal" delegates at the Round Table Conference.

3 folios
16 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/137

Letter from [WSC] to Waris Ameer Ali advising that they should wait for the Government's definite proposition [about India]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/138

Letter from [WSC] to the secretary of the Indian Empire Society [Sir Louis Stuart] advising against the writing by electors of standard letters [on India] to MPs because it would bring the cause into disrepute. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/139

Cutting from the "Morning Post": article illustrating the problem of the defence of India by comparing its population and area to that of Europe.

1 folio
29 Dec 1932
CHAR 2/189/140-142

"Note on the importance of fair-dealing with the Moslems of India in connection with the so-called minorities problem.".

3 folios
[1932]