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CHAR 2/192 Public and political: correspondence relating to Indian affairs.

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CHAR 2/192/1

Letter from 1st Lord Sydenham [earlier Sir George Clarke] (101 Onslow Square, [London]) to WSC deploring the statement in the House of Commons by [the Secretary of State for India, Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] about the fixing of a date for the introduction of the India Bill.

1 folio
02 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/2

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Sydenham, earlier Sir George Clarke] thanking him for sending a copy of the "extraordinary and discreditable" statement in the House of Commons by the Secretary of State for India ,[Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood, about fixing a date for the introduction of the India Bill], deploring the fact that Conservative Party will now vote for any bad measure about India and predicting a battle on the issue in the coming year. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/3

Letter from 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire) to WSC enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/192/4-5 and CHAR 2/192/6.

1 folio
12 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/4-5

Letter from 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire) to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] asking whether there is anything to prevent India nominating an anti-British viceroy under the Federal Scheme. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/3.

2 folios
06 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/6

Letter from H A Gwynne (The "Morning Post", 15 Tudor Street, [London]) to 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] agreeing that there are no effective safeguards against an Indian becoming Viceroy under the Federal Scheme and reporting his communication with R A Butler about the consternation of Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] about an article [in the "Morning Post"] on Indian policy. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/3.

1 folio
03 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/7

Cutting from the "Daily Telegraph": extracts from "The India we saw" by Edward Cadogan, a member of the Simon Commission, asserting that the commissioners did not support the declaration by Lord Irwin [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax] in favour of Dominion status for India and were misled about the Government's intentions with regard to their report.

1 folio
17 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/8

Letter from 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/9-13, hoping that WSC agrees with his views on the Indian Federal Scheme and referring to the need to fight it.

1 folio
17 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/9

Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (Inida Office) to 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] asserting that the Governor-General of India under the new constitution will continue to be responsible to the British government and parliament. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/8.

1 folio
11 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/10

Letter from H A Gwynne (The "Morning Post", 15 Tudor Street, [London]) to 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] pointing out that the word "all" was omitted from the final version of the report in Hansard of Sir Samuel Hoare's [later Lord Templewood] statement that the Indian Federal Scheme could not succeed unless all the princes were behind it. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/8.

1 folio
11 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/11-12

Letter from 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire) to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] denying that the present form of the Indian Federal Scheme offers effective safeguards against the destruction of British control. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/8.

2 folios
14 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/13

Letter from 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire) to H A Gwynne (The "Morning Post", 15 Tudor Street, [London]) asserting that Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] has not made a satisfactory reply to Greenway's letter about the lack of effective safeguards under the Indian Federal Scheme and suggesting that the lack of references to this issue by the "Morning Post" means that "it has succumbed to the 'blandishments'" of R A Butler. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/8.

1 folio
14 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/14

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] thanking him for copies of his letters and referring to the "spirited correspondence" of the Indian Empire Society in the "Times". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
21 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/192/15-18

Letter from Frank Turnbull (India Office) to [Violet Pearman] on the eviction from their camps of labourers engaged on the building of New Delhi [India].

4 folios
04 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/19-21

Letter from Colonel J Jarrett Kerr (The Rural Reconstruction League of India, L Gopi Nath Building, Connaught Place, New Delhi, [India]) to WSC complaining about the failure of the authorities to do anything about the eviction from their camps of labourers engaged on the building of New Delhi [India] and asking whether WSC will help in the matter.

3 folios
05 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/192/22

Letter from Frank Turnbull (India Office) to [Violet Pearman] informing WSC that [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] has instituted inquiries into the eviction from their camps of labourers engaged on the building of New Delhi [India].

1 folio
23 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/192/23

Letter from Frank Turnbull (India Office) to [Violet Pearman] acknowledging CHAR 2/192/24.

1 folio
22 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/192/24

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the private secretary of Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] [Frank Turnbull] enclosing CHAR 2/192/19-21. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
19 Nov 1932
CHAR 2/192/25

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the private secretary of Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] [Frank Turnbull] conveying WSC's thanks for CHAR 2/192/15-18. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/26

Letter from 4th Lord Salisbury (Welbeck Abbey, Worksop, Nottinghamshire) to WSC commenting on the Government's position on the composition and procedure of the Joint Select Committee on India and the need for a secure financial basis for responsible government at the centre.

1 folio
11 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/27-28

Letter from [WSC] to [4th Lord Salisbury] criticising the Government's Indian policy for unnecessarily arousing expectations about future reform and considering the difficulties about the status of Indian assessors of the Joint Select Committee on India. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
13 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/29

Letter from Sir Alfred Knox (13 South Street, [London]) to WSC asking to discuss tactics on the motions on India at the Conservative Council.

1 folio
24 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/30

Letter from 4th Lord Salisbury (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC declining to come to tomorrow's meeting and asserting that he will be able to convince WSC that he was right.

1 folio
27 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/31-33

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (House of Commons) to WSC on a letter she and others have sent to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] arguing that Indians on the Select Committee on India should have a purely consultative role and that evidence from such bodies as the Indian Empire Society should be heard.

3 folios
28 Feb [1933]
CHAR 2/192/34

Letter from Swami Harnamdas, Mahant of Sadh Bela, Sukkur and President of the Hindu Sabha, Sukkur (Sadh Bela, Sukkur, Sind, [India]) to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] referring him to the other letter in this document, stating the grievances of the Sind Hindus about their tax burdens and opposing the separation of Sind, 28 February 1933.

Letter from Swami Harnamdas, Mahant of Sadh Bela, Sukkur and President of the Hindu Sabha, Sukkur (Sadh Bela, Sukkur, Sind, [India]) to Sir Frederick Sykes, Governor of Bombay stating Hindu objections to the separation of Sind, 6 February 1933.

Printed copies.

1 folio
06 Feb 1933 - 28 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/35

Letter from F Lincoln (Carlton Hotel, Lucknow, India) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/36-40, criticising the Indianisation of the police force and the army in India, reporting that the Muslims hope to take over when the British leave India and predicting that the Hindus will ask the Japanese to invade.

1 folio
01 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/36-40

Letter from F Lincoln (Carlton Hotel, Lucknow, India) to the secretary of the Indian Empire Society attacking Sir John Thomson for supposing that India can adopt a democratic constitution and arguing that the country has always been ruled by a foreign Raj and that its racial divisions mean that it is incapable of self-government. Sent with CHAR 2/192/35.

5 folios
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/41-42

Letter from [WSC] to David Margesson [later 1st Lord Margesson] on the importance of ensuring that those for and against the Round Table Conference plan for India are fairly represented on the Joint Select Committee and that Government nominees from India should not sit on the Committee as assessors. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
01 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/43

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the private secretary to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] giving notice that WSC intends to ask Hoare in the House of Commons whether a committee of Indians is to be invited by the Government to participate in the work of the Joint Select Committee on India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
01 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/44

Note referring to CHAR 2/192/45.

1 folio
01 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/45

Letter from WSC to the private secretary to the Speaker asking leave to raise a point of order asking Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] why he disallowed WSC's question to him about the Government's invitation to a committee of Indians to participate in the Joint Select Committee on India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/46

Private notice question from WSC to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] on the Government's reported invitation to a committee of Indians to participate in the Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
02 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/47-48

Letter from H A Gwynne (The Morning Post, 15 Tudor Street, London) to WSC congratulating him on his recent speech on India, predicting a stiff fight against the supporters of the Indian reforms and recommending the services an Indian supporter of the Raj, Madhava Rao, to WSC, Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] and others who share their views.

2 folios
02 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/49

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/50-51 and congratulating him on his recent speech on India.

1 folio
03 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/50-51

Letter from Patrick Donner, MP for West Islington [London], to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] arguing that Government policy on India could lead to the loss of the Indian market for British exports and thus worsen the economic distress in his constituency and elsewhere in Britain. Copy sent with CHAR 2/192/49.

2 folios
03 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/52

Letter from [WSC] to Patrick Donner approving of his letter [see CHAR 2/192/50-51] in which he argued that the loss of India would lead to economic hardship in Britain. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/53

Letter from [WSC] to H A Gwynne advising against inviting [Madhava Rao] from India to advise WSC and others on Indian policy. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/54

Letter from Sir Claud Jacob (4 Sussex Mansions, Sussex Place, [London]) to WSC enclosing a book by Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Gompertz about road-building in the North West Provinces of India as a means of pacifying the frontier tribes [not present].

1 folio
05 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/55

Letter from Harold Robinson, honorary secretary of the Cotton Trade League (82 Princess Street, Manchester) to WSC reporting that the League has passed a resolution approving his attitude on India, which is an important cotton market.

1 folio
08 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/56

Letter from [WSC] to Harold Robinson, [honorary secretary of the Cotton Trade League], thanking him for the League's resolution approving WSC's stance on India and asking whether he or Robinson should send it to the press. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
10 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/58

Letter from [4th Lord Salisbury] (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC suggesting a meeting between those who oppose Government policy in India to discuss the forthcoming White Paper.

1 folio
10 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/59

Cutting from the "Kent and Sussex Courier": speech attacking Government policy on India by Captain R V Burke at the annual meeting of the Edenbridge branch of the Sevenoaks Unionist Association [Kent].

1 folio
10 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/60-61

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood] suggesting that it be moved in the House of Commons that the Joint Select Committee on India should give priority of consideration to the Simon Report, and referring to the hostility Randolph Churchill faced during a debate at the Oxford Union.

2 folios
11 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/62

Letter from [WSC] to [? Robert Perkins, MP for Stroud, Gloucestershire] stating that he does not feel able to make enthusiastic speeches about present government policy and might also be debarred from speaking about India if he is asked to become a member of the Joint Select Committee. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
12 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/63

Letter from [WSC] to [4th Lord Salisbury] on arrangements for a meeting of members of both house of parliament opposed to government policy on India and the desirability of moving that the Joint Select Committee on India be instructed to give priority of consideration to the Simon Report. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
12 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/64

Letter from Colonel C Lionel Harrington, organising secretary and agent of the South Paddington Conservative and Empire Crusade Association (92 Bishop's Road, [London]) to WSC reporting that Vice-Admiral Ernest Taylor cannot attend WSC's meeting [of those opposed to government policy on India] because he is recovering from an operation.

1 folio
13 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/65

Letter from "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry] (Londonderry House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his "very helpful speech" [on the air estimates].

1 folio
14 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/66

Letter from [2nd Lord Linlithgow] (Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, [West Lothian], Scotland) to WSC introducing Professor N Gangulee, a pro-British Bengali who was on the Agricultural Commission in India and who married Rabindranath Tagore's daughter.

1 folio
14 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/67-69

Letter from Ellen Stutely, chairman of the women's section of the South Chingford Conservative and Unionist Association [Essex] to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/70 and declaring her opposition to the National Government's policy on India.

3 folios
14 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/70

Letter from Frank Morrish, honorary secretary of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations Home Counties North Area Women's Advisory Committee (Palace Chambers, Westminster, [London] to Ellen Stutely [chairman of the women's section of the South Chingford Conservative and Unionist Association] (22 Silverthorne Gardens, Chingford, Essex) giving the principal Conservative conference resolution approving government policy, in particular the success of the Ottawa Conference, which will enhance imperial economic unity and the prospects for industry and agriculture at home. Sent with CHAR 2/192/67-69.

1 folio
09 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/71

Letter from [WSC] to Ellen Stutely [chairman of the women's section of the South Chingford Conservative and Unionist Association] advising that she should make her seconding of the Conservative conference resolution approving government policy conditional on the addition of a sentence hoping that imperial authority in the central government of India will not be abdicated. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
15 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/72-73

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on the tactics they should adopt in moving their amendment to the motion setting up the Joint Select Committee on India.

2 folios
15 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/74

Letter from [WSC] to 7th Lord Londonderry reporting that Admiral Sir Reginald Custance agrees with him on the tactical methods of air defence, praising Sir Philip Sassoon's speech [on the air estimates] and attacking Londonderry's speech on India as damaging to the Conservative Party. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
15 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/75

Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC stating that he does not think democratic government can succeed in India, suggesting that it would be better to grant the Indian agitators what they want so that they can then be blamed for the inevitable collapse, and stressing the importance of constitutional safeguards.

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/76

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC assuming that WSC has found at all he wants to know about procedure on the Indian question from David Margesson [later 1st Lord Margesson] [the Chief Whip].

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/77

Letter from [WSC] to [2nd Lord Linlithgow] hoping that he will not have to see [the Bengali Professor Gangulee] because he [WSC] will be so busy. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/78

Letter from Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds (Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, Audit House, Victoria Embankment, [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter on the situation in India from a Lieutenant-Colonel [possibly CHAR 2/192/85-88].

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/79

Notice by F H Brown, honorary secretary of the East India Association, of the alteration of the date of the discussion meeting hosted by Nancy, Lady Astor on "the political rights of women under the new Indian constitution".

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/80-81

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Rankeillour [earlier Lord James Hope] asking for advice on the procedure for adding to the government motion for the appointment of a Joint Select Committee on India the proviso that the House of Commons is not committed to the proposals of the White Paper and especially to the scheme for responsible government at the centre. Typescript copy.

2 folios
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/82

Letter from [WSC] to [Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds] thanking him for a letter about India [possibly CHAR 2/192/85-88] and stating his intention of fighting hard over the issue. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/83

Letter from [WSC] to John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] enclosing a copy of CHAR 2/192/80-81 and announcing his intention of cross-examining Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] about the guidance he will offer to the Joint Select Committee [on India]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/84

Question for oral answer from WSC to [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] on the advice Hoare will give to the Joint Select Committee on India on their relations with the Indian representatives who have been invited to Britain. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/85-88

Letter from [a senior army officer] (New Delhi, [India]) to [? Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds] on: the isolated position of the Viceroy under the proposals in the White Paper on India; the severe strains on the finances of the central Indian government which will lead to an extremely dangerous reduction in the size of the army; the Prime Minister's proposals for the reduction of Britain's air strength and the danger of Russia establishing air bases in Afghanistan; the attitude of the Indian princes to the White Paper proposals.

4 folios
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/89

Reminder from [Violet Pearman] to [WSC] to look up speeches in Hansard on Ireland and India.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/90

Lette from Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] (5 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC praising the passages on India and Ireland in WSC's speech [at the 25th anniversary meeting of the Anti-Socialist and Anti-Communist Union] and asserting that "the Conservative party are duped over India".

1 folio
18 Feb 1933
CHAR 2/192/91-92

Lists of names [? of those who are to speak against the Government's India policy].

2 folios
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/93

Letter from Lord Rankeillour [earlier Lord James Hope] (3 South Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC on procedure for adding a proviso to the motion for the establishment of a Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/94

Note on the proviso to be appended to the motion to establish a Joint Select Committee on India stating that the House is not committed to any proposals in the White Paper.

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/95-96

Telegram from the Belfast Telegraph to WSC on the reported cancelling of the re-enactment of the storming of Kashmir Gate at the Aldershot tattoo for fear of offending Indian sensibilities and referring to the monuments in Lisburn [Ulster, Ireland] to John Nicholson, who fell at the storming.

2 folios
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/97

Letter from [4th Lord Salisbury] (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC approving CHAR 2/192/98 and stating referring to young peers who share his and WSC's views on India.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/98

Amendment to the motion establishing a Joint Select Committee on India stating that the House of Commons is not committing itself to the proposals of the White Paper with reference especially to any scheme of responsible government at the centre.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/99

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on the probable date for the motion to set up a Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/100

Telegram from Lord Rankeillour [earlier Lord James Hope] to WSC reporting that he has written to him at the House of Commons.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/101

Letter from Professor N Gangulee (Royal Empire Society, Northumberland Avenue, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/103 and offering his assistance in WSC's opposition to the proposed constitution for India.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/102

Letter from 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, [West Lothian], Scotland] to WSC introducing Professor N Gangulee, one of his colleagues on the Royal Commission on Agriculture in India.

1 folio
14 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/103

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Professor N Gangulee stating that WSC is too busy to see him at present but would like to Gangulee to write to him about the matter he wanted to discuss. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
21 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/104

Reminder from [Violet Pearman] to WSC about an Indian Defence Committee meeting.

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/105

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer (26 Brechin Place, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] stating that he has sent WSC volume 2 of the Simon Report with a particular passage marked.

1 folio
24 Mar [1933]
CHAR 2/192/106

Letter from Admiral Sir Reginald Custance (89 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC commenting on WSC's speech in the House of Commons on the previous day on disarmament and European security.

1 folio
24 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/107

Letter from Mrs E M Goult, honorary secretary of the Rayleigh Independent Conservative Association (Central Chambers, High Street, Rayleigh, Essex) to WSC conveying resolutions of her committee that official Conservative Party should no longer be supported in view of the Indian policy of the National Government and that Sir Henry Page Croft and his India Defence Group should form an Independent Conservative Party to fight the next election.

1 folio
24 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/108

Letter from "D M" (House of Commons) to WSC on the motion he has handed in [responding to the Government motion to set up a Joint Select Committee on India].

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/109

Draft of a statement by the Indian Defence Committee recognising the Government's declaration that it is not asking the House of Commons to commit itself to the proposals in the White Paper on India but affirming its continued opposition to the removal of British control of the Indian central government and the transfer of responsibility for law and order.

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/110

Letter from [WSC] to Admiral Sir Reginald Custance thanking him for his letter [on WSC's recent speech in the House of Commons on disarmament and European security]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/111-112

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer (Sunny Bank, Thurleston, South Devon) to WSC arguing against the relinquishment by the Crown of control of defence in India because of the guarantees of protection given by Britain to the Indian princes.

2 folios
27 Mar [1933]
CHAR 2/192/113

Letter from Sir Henry Lawrence (Greenheys, Boar's Hill, Oxford) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/114-117.

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/114-117

Memorandum Sir Henry Lawrence criticising the Lothian Report on the Indian franchise and recommending a system of indirect election proposed by the Indian Committee of the Royal Empire Society.

4 folios
27 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/118

Note to WSC that Reginald Purbrick is better and is able to go out for a drive.

1 folio
30 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/119

Letter from Reginald Purbrick (43 Green Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC on the importance of resisting the Government's attempts to get its White Paper on India accepted by the Joint Select Committee.

1 folio
27 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/120

Note explaining that CHAR 2/192/121-124 has been revived because Russian activity on the western frontier of Afghanistan and political excitement in India have made it important that British control of the Indian railway systems is maintained.

1 folio
28 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/121-124

Note by Major-General Sir Sydney D'Aguilar Crookshank on the military transport situation on the North-West Frontier of India. Sent with CHAR 2/192/120.

4 folios
05 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/192/125-126

Letter from Sir Reginald Banks (7 Basil Street, [London]) to WSC asserting that most Conservatives believe he is right on India and urging him to suppress "the Naughty Boy of Branksome Chine" in him and make a statesmanlike speech on the issue.

2 folios
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/192/127

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Reginald Banks thanking him for CHAR 2/192/125-126 and commenting on the seriousness of his speech [on Indian constitutional reform] in the House of Commons and its reception by the House. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/128

Letter from W Tudor Owen, a retired member of the Indian Civil Service (Whydown Place, Little Common, Bexhill, [Kent]) to WSC complaining about the promotion of government supporters to high administrative posts in India.

1 folio
30 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/129

Letter from Colonel Sir Weston Jarvis (1 Hobart Place, [London]) to WSC referring to the military aspect of Indian constitutional reform.

1 folio
30 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/130

Letter from the wife of an Indian Civil Service officer (36 Alexandra Court, Queen's Gate, [London]) to WSC praising his speech in the House of Commons on the Indian White Paper and stating that her with experience of India has convinced her that the Government's proposals would mean a betrayal of the Indian masses.

1 folio
30 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/131-132

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on the recent House of Commons debate on India and the selection of the members of the Joint Select Committee on India.

2 folios
30 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/133

Letter from [WSC] to Brigadier-General Sir Henry Page Croft thanking him for his recent speech on India in the House of Commons, deriding the assertion of Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] that a Governor could be appointed who was against Federal Home Rule for India, and expressing optimism about the cause of those opposed to Government policy on India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
31 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/134

Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (India Office) to WSC formally inviting him to be proposed as a member of the Joint Select Committee on India. Sent with CHAR 2/192/135.

1 folio
31 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/135

Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (India Office) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/192/134 and urging him to accept the invitation to be proposed as a member of the Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
31 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/136

Letter from [WSC] to [Lord Carson, earlier Sir Edward Carson] thanking him for his encouraging letter and expressing his determination to continue the fight [on India] to the end. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
31 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/137

Note of the names of members of the House of Commons and House of Lords [? to be proposed as members of the Joint Select Committee on India].

1 folio
Mar 1933
CHAR 2/192/57

Copy of a letter from WSC to an unidentified correspondent thanking him for a book and expressing the wish that they will meet at the Other Club.

Unsigned carbon copy.

1 folio
10 Mar 1933