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CHAR 2/193 Public and political: correspondence relating to Indian affairs.

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CHAR 2/193/1

Letter from [WSC] to John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] enclosing another copy of CHAR 2/193/2-3 and commenting that the House of Commons was "very leaden" during his speech [on India] because it was too long and ambitious. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
01 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/2-3

Letter from [WSC] to 4th Lord Salisbury on the composition of the Joint Select Committee on India. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
01 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/4-5

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] explaining why he severed his political links with Hoare and Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] over Indian policy, predicting that this policy will lead to disaster and promising to consider the invitation to be proposed as a member of the Joint Select Committee on India. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
01 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/6

Telegram from WSC to 11th Lord Middleton (Birdsall House, York) hoping that he will speak in the Indian debate. Typescript copy.

1 folio
03 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/7

Telegram from 11th Lord Midleton (Birdsall House, [York]) to WSC stating that he has suggested to 5th Lord Lucan that he [Middleton] speak on Thursday [in the Indian debate]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
03 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/8-9

Letter from H A Gwynne (The Morning Post, 15 Tudor Street, [London]) to WSC agreeing that it would be right for opponents of the Government's White Paper on India to refuse to serve on the Joint Select Committee because it has been packed in favour of Government supporters, but suggesting that since 4th Lord Salisbury is remaining a member, WSC should also accept nomination in the Commons and produce a devastating minority report.

2 folios
04 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/10-15

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] refusing to serve on the Joint Select Committee on India because it will be dominated by supporters of the Government's White Paper. Carbon typescript copy, with two further copies.

22 leaves not filed consecutively
05 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/16-17

Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (India Office) to WSC regretting his decision not to join the Joint Select Committee on India and denying that WSC's views are under-represented on the committee.

2 folios
06 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/18

Letter from 2nd Lord Halsbury (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has put down an amendment in the House of Lords and asking to be told if moving it will interfere with WSC's ideas.

1 folio
06 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/19

Letter from Lord Burnham (Hall Barn, Beaconsfield, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC deploring his decision not to join the Joint Select Committee on India because it will weaken the representation of those opposed to the Government's White Paper.

1 folio
07 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/20-25

Letter from ? (Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, [Ceylon, later Sri Lanka]) to WSC pointing to what he sees as the failure of the Ceylon constitution as a lesson for India, attacking David Lloyd George's encouragement of Ceylon nationalism and wishing that he would join with WSC in leading a new right-wing party.

6 folios
08 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/26

Letter from [WSC] to 2nd Lord Halsbury recommending that he make his plans in the light of what happens during the forthcoming important debate [on India] in the House of Commons.

1 folio
09 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/27

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Burnham stating that the packing of the [Joint Select Committee on India] is a scandal. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
09 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/28

Draft press statement by WSC commenting on the large Conservative vote on the previous night in the House of Commons against the Government's Indian policy.

1 folio
[11] [Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/193/29

Letter from [WSC] to William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] asking him to withdraw or substantiate his statement that WSC had indulged in calumny against Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
10 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/30

Cutting from the Times: report of speech by William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] on: the economic position, Russia, Ormsby-Gore's opposition to WSC, David Lloyd George and Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] and his support for the Government's Indian policy.

1 folio
10 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/31

Note that copies of a letter [possibly CHAR 2/193/32] were given to the Press Association, Central News, the Daily Mail and the Morning Post.

1 folio
12 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/32

Letter from [WSC] to Robert Perkins accepting the invitation to address the Gloucester and Mid-Gloucestershire Conservative and Unionist Associations because they have given him complete freedom to express his views on India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
10 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/33

Letter from [WSC] to Captain Neston Diggle expressing interest in what happened at Diggle's meeting held to oppose Government policy on India. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/34-36

Letter from William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] (Office of Works) to WSC accusing him of misrepresenting the position of Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] and other Conservatives who support Government policy on India, denying that they have abandoned their principles and asserting that it is inevitable that they will criticise WSC in return.

3 folios
13 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/37

Letter from [WSC] to William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] agreeing that he should bring the name of Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] more often into the attacks he makes on Government policy on India. Annotated carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/38

Note that copies [of a letter] were sent to the Press Association, Central News, the Morning Post and the Daily Mail.

1 folio
18 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/39

Telegram from WSC to William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] informing him of an amendment he is making in the press copy of a letter from him to Ormsby-Gore [see CHAR 2/193/37. Annotated typescript copy. Shorter version at CHAR 2/193/40.

1 folio
18 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/40

Shorter version of CHAR 2/193/39.

1 folio
18 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/41-45

Letter from Stanley Bratle, member of the Indian Empire Society, to WSC emphasising the problem of hatred between religions in India and the dishonest and indecent aspects of Hinduism, and arguing that the concepts of democracy are alien to the oriental mind and are merely being exploited by the unscrupulous.

4 folios
15 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/46-47

Letter from Neston Diggle (Stopham House, Pulborough, Sussex) to WSC on the carrying of a resolution condemning Government policy on India at a meeting of his local association and the need for Conservative MPs who support the Government to "repent".

2 folios
18 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/48

Letter from Waldron Smithers (House of Commons) to WSC informing him that he may refer to him if called [in the House of Commons].

1 folio
19 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/49

Telegram from WSC to Neston Diggle inviting him and his wife to lunch. Typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/50

Telegram from "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] (Mimizan, [France]) to WSC: "letter received. Will do all possible." [Refers to the campaign against the Government's policy on India]. With note that the telegram was forwarded to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd].

1 folio
20 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/51

Letter from John Remer [MP for the Macclesfield Division of Cheshire] (25 Victoria Street, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/193/52 and criticising the fact that R A Butler, the under-Secretary of State for India, is to speak in favour of a resolution of the Lancashire, Cheshire and Westmoreland Provincial Area of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations welcoming the establishment of the Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
25 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/52

Letter from John Remer [MP for the Macclesfield Division of Cheshire] to Joseph Potts, secretary if the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, Lancashire, Cheshire and Westmoreland Area (Old Colony House, South King Street, Manchester) declaring his opposition to the White Paper on India. Carbon typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/193/51.

1 folio
25 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/53

Letter from Sir James Hawkey, vice chairman of the West Essex Unionist Association (26 Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, Essex) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/193/54.

1 folio
27 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/54

Letter from E P Newton (The Grange, Chard, Somerset) to Sir James Hawkey [vice chairman of the West Essex Unionist Association] on the tactics to be adopted by Conservatives who opposed the White Paper on India. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/193/53.

1 folio
26 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/55

Letter from [WSC] to John Reder [MP for the Macclesfield Division of Cheshire] approving the fact that the Under-Secretary of State for India [R A Butler] is to speak [in support of the setting up of the Joint Select Committee on India] because it opens the door to speeches from opponents. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/56-58

Letter from Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood [later 1st Lord Birdwood] (Peterhouse, Cambridge) to WSC recalling the discussions he had on India with William Wedgwood Benn [later 1st Lord Stansgate] and Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood], explaining his attitude to the Simon Report on Indian constitutional reform and to the Government's White Paper on India, and regretting that the WSC is not on the Joint Select Committee.

3 folios
27 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/59

Invitation from 2nd Lord Ampthill, 1st Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty], 1st Lord Desborough [earlier William Grenfell], 1st Lord Fitz Alan [earlier Lord Edmund Fitzalan-Howard], 1st Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd], Lord Midleton and 1st Lord Sumner [earlier John Sumner] to join a group of peers who are to consult together on the Government's proposals for Indian constitutional reform.

1 folio
28 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/60

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer (26 Brechin Place, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] asking for the return of two volumes of the Simon Report. Incorrectly placed in this file.

1 folio
28 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/193/61

Letter from [WSC] to Field-Marshall Sir William Birdwood [later 1st Lord Birdwood] thanking him for his letter [giving his views on India] and stating that they do not differ much from his. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Apr 1932
CHAR 2/193/62

Note by [Violet Pearman] on the circulation of CHAR 2/193/63-66.

1 folio
30 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/63-66

Press statement by WSC asserting that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] rather than his opponents is responsible for the split of the Conservative Party over India, criticising the Government's claim that the Indian Civil Service supports its reforms, its taking credit for the improved law and order situation in India, and James Ramsay MacDonald's reluctance to allow Conservative and Liberal representatives on the Round Table Conference. Annotated typescript.

4 folios
30 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/193/67-68

Letter from "Hopie" [2nd Lord Linlithgow] (29 Chesham Place, [London]) to WSC arguing that he has over-estimated the importance of the Indian issue to most voters and that the opposition to the lowering of British import duties which will follow the Government's conclusion of a series of trade agreements will arouse far more feeling and will be a much more important field in which WSC can take the lead.

2 folios
01 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/69

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC that a volume [of the Simon Report] lent to him by Sir Michael O'Dwyer is missing.

1 folio
01 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/70-72

Letter from Sir Martin Archer-Shee (Carlton Club) to WSC enclosing a letter criticising Government policy in India from Field-Marshall Sir Philip Chetwode [later 1st Lord Chetwode] [not present], which he thinks is useful for the Government's opponents because Chetwode is liberal-minded.

3 folios
01 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/73-77

Letter from [WSC] to the Editor of the Morning Post [H A Gwynne] answering the questions about his opposition to the Government's White Paper on India put by 6th Lord Winterton and praising Gwynne's stance on India. Carbon typescript copy.

5 folios
01 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/78

Letter from 1st Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] (17 Grosvenor Square, [London]) to WSC on his acceptance of the invitation from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] to join a group of peers who will meet to consider the Government's Indian policy.

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/79-80

Letter from [WSC] to 2nd Lord Linlithgow regretting that he supports the White Paper on India, disagreeing with Linlithgow's view that most voters are not interested in India, expressing indifference about the effect his stance on the issue may have on his own political position and predicting that the Conservative Party will be split by the passage of the White Paper policy through Parliament. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/81

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir Michael O'Dwyer returning two volumes of the Simon Report which were lent to WSC [not present]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/82-83

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on the growing opposition to the Government's Indian policy among Conservatives in the country and the help given to the cause by the Daily Mail and the Morning Post. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
03 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/84

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the Editor of the Morning Post [H A Gwynne] enclosing a circular on Ashridge, the Bonar Law College at Berkhamsted [Hertfordshire] [not present], and giving WSC's opinion that persons attending the college should have the chance to hear both sides [? of the Indian debate]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/85

Letter from "Hopie" [2nd Lord Linlithgow] (29 Chesham Place, [London]) to WSC stating that the Indian Agricultural Service has been nearly completely Indianised and that no one has suggested reversing this policy, agreeing with Sir Hubert Carr's view that the White Paper on India is the logical outcome of the Montford reforms of 1919 and suggesting that WSC and his supporters want to recreate the India of 1900.

1 folio
04 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/86

Letter from [WSC] to Sir Martin Archer-Shee thanking him for CHAR 2/193/70-72 and hoping to meet him at the Carlton Club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/87

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Captain H Bosanquet reporting that WSC is sending his letter to Patrick Donner, secretary of the India Defence Committee which is considering holding a meeting in the Albert Hall. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/88

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Miss R M Fevez reporting that WSC is sending her letter on to the Indian Empire Society. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
06 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/89

Telegram from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (Basel, [Switzerland]) to WSC urging him to consult with 4th Lord Salisbury about running an opposition candidate if the candidate for Knebworth [Hertfordshire] is not "one hundred per cent sound on India", and offering to subscribe towards the election expenses.

1 folio
06 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/90-91

Letter from [WSC] to [2nd Lord Linlithgow] arguing that the period of vague liberal aspirations is over and that Britain is facing a struggle for survival with other European industrialised countries and should therefore not give India up. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
07 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/92

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the private secretary to 1st Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] [James Lees-Milne] returning a letter from 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Henry Mond] and conveying WSC's suggestion that Randolph Churchill see the letter and have a discussion with Melchett. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
08 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/93

Letter from James Lees-Milne, private secretary to 1st Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] to [Violet Pearman] enclosing a letter from 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Henry Mond] [not present] and asking how WSC thinks Lloyd should respond to such cases of hesitancy [in accepting the invitation to join a group of peers who will consider the Government's policy on India].

1 folio
06 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/94

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Major-General Sir Alfred Knox enclosing a cable from a person called Hayward in Howrah, India [not present] and asking him to find out something about the sender. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
08 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/95

Resolutions to be moved at the Conservative Women's Conference opposing the relinquishment by Britain of control of the central government, the judicial system and the police in India and the setting up of responsible government for all India on western democratic lines.

1 folio
11 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/96

Draft resolution for submission at a meeting in the Free Trade Hall in Manchester opposing relinquishment by Britain of control of the central government in India and pointing out the threat posed to the Lancashire textile industry by the aspirations of Indian nationalist politicians.

1 folio
12 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/97

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Midleton expressing shock that Midleton prevented the Guildford Conservative Association [Surrey] passing a resolution against the White Paper on India and asserting that many Conservatives are asserting their opposition to it in the face of official displeasure. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/98-99

Letter from Lord Midleton (Carlton Club) to WSC explaining that he differs from him in not believing that the whole of the White Paper policy on India can be successfully opposed and that the most practical policy is to try and save as much in the current situation as possible.

2 folios
16 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/100

Letter from (98 Elm Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting on a speech by Sir Cecil Fforde, formerly a judge in a high court in Punjab, opposing the transfer to lndian responsibility of the judicial system in India, and enclosing CHAR 2/193/101.

1 folio
18 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/101

Extract from the Times Trade and Engineering Supplement: report of a speech by Walchand Hirachand, president of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce, calling for commercial discrimination against non-Indians. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/193/100.

1 folio
13 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/102

Compliments slip accompanying CHAR 2/193/103 and CHAR 2/193/104-106.

1 folio
[May] [1933]
CHAR 2/193/103

Letter from Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] (Privy Council Office) to 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] asserting that the appointment of a Socialist or Congress-supporting Governor-General would have to be accompanied by a number of even more important difficulties and asserting that the present Government's reforms, by conciliating moderate Indian opinion, increase the chances of this situation being avoided. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/193/102.

1 folio
10 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/104-106

Letter from 1st Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Stanbridge Earls, Romsey, Hampshire) to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] urging the Government to withdraw the federal scheme for India and deriding Sir Hubert Carr's claim that in supporting the Government's policy he is representing the British community in India. Typescript copy.

3 folios
15 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/107-110

Letter from "Hopie" [2nd Lord Linlithgow] (29 Chesham Place, [London]) to WSC responding to WSC's arguments about India by arguing that progress is prevalent over reaction in the modern world and countering WSC's assertion that there will be an economic struggle for existence between nations by asserting that with falling birth-rates and enhanced production distribution will be the most important economic factor and this will depend on international goodwill rather than enmity.

4 folios
19 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/111-113

Letter ? from to WSC giving detailed criticisms of the White Paper proposals on India, attacking the way the proposals have been handled by Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] and Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin], and arguing that provincial autonomy should be granted with the Governor-General in Council retaining full power in the centre without interference from the Secretary of State, since Indians have reasons to feel aggrieved about past interventions by Whitehall in their affairs. Annotated: "no indication whatever must be allowed to leak out as to the source of this - even if you guess it.".

3 folios
25 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/114

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the private secretary to Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] returning a paper about India with a minor amendment by WSC. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/115

Letter from J Slee, news editor of British Paramount News (School Road, London) to WSC asking him to record a talk on India.

1 folio
27 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/116

Letter from Geoffrey Roberts, vice-chairman of the Nelson and Colne Conservative and Unionist Association (Cross Street, Nelson, Lancashire) to WSC conveying a resolution of his association approving Linton Thorp's support for Sir Henry Page Croft's motion on India, with an addition regretting the refusal by Page Croft, WSC and 1st Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] to join the Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
29 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/117

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to J Slee [News Editor of British Paramount News] reporting that WSC might consider recording a talk about India but would wish to do so in a London studio rather than at Chartwell. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/118

Telegram from "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] to WSC stating that Charles Hunter's connections are influential in a district and that he (Westminster) "will turn on all taps and go full ahead". Typescript copy.

1 folio
31 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/119

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC that Paramount News are happy to record a talk by him [on India] when he thinks the time is right.

1 folio
31 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/120

Letter from [WSC] to Geoffrey Roberts [vice-chairman of the Nelson and Colne Conservative and Unionist Association] approving his association's resolution on India [see CHAR 2/193/116] and explaining that he did not join the Joint Select Committee on India because he believed it was packed in favour of supporters of the White Paper. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
01 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/121

Telegram from WSC to 2nd Duke of Westminster (the Woolsack, Mimizan, Lands, France) asking if he will host a lunch for supporters of the India Defence League. Typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/122

Telegram from 2nd Duke of Westminster (Mimizan, [France]) to WSC stating that [2nd Lord Zetland] would share the expenses [of a lunch for supporters of the India Defence League]. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/193/123.

1 folio
03 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/123

Typescript copy of CHAR 2/193/122.

1 folio
03 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/124

Telegram from WSC to 2nd Duke of Westminster on arrangements for the lunch [for supporters of the India Defence League]. Typescript copy.

1 folio
04 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/125

Letter from Sir James Hawkey, vice-chairman of the West Essex Unionist Association (26 Broomhill Road, Woodford Green, Essex) to WSC enclosing a letter from Yeovil [Somerset] showing the methods adopted by their opponents in the constituencies [not present], stressing the need for a friendly press and deploring the attitude of the Sunday Express.

1 folio
06 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/126

Telegram from 2nd Duke of Westminster (Mimizan, [France]) to WSC stating that he cannot make the 27th [for the lunch for supporters of the India Defence League].

1 folio
06 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/127

Note that WSC telephoned Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] to say that since 2nd Duke of Westminster cannot attend [a luncheon for the supporters of the India Defence League] Lord Sumner [earlier John Hamilton] should take the chair.

1 folio
07 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/128-129

Letter from James Johnston, retired member of the Indian Civil Service (Villa de Mon Reve, 2 Upper Clarendon Road, Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/193/130-131 and affirming his support for WSC's views on India.

2 folios
06 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/130-131

Extract from a book [by James Johnston, retired member of the Indian Civil Service] criticising the apparent intention to rely on the RAF rather than the Army to maintain internal order in India. Sent with CHAR 2/193/128-129.

2 folios
[Jun] [1933]
CHAR 2/193/132-133

Letter from J B Harrop (20 Regent Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands) to WSC urging him to broadcast from a foreign station about India.

2 folios
06 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/134

Cutting from the Morning Post: letter to the editor from A H T Clarke (The Rectory, Devizes, [Wiltshire]) criticising the defence by J L Garvin in the Observer of the White Paper on India.

1 folio
[Jun] [1933]
CHAR 2/193/135

Letter from L H Buck to Violet Pearman enclosing a letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Lohet Lowdell [not present] which Randolph Churchill wishes to be passed on to WSC.

1 folio
07 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/136

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir James Hawkey informing him that he is forwarding Mr Newton's letter [about the methods adopted in the constituencies by supporters of the Government's Indian policy] to Rear-Admiral Cecil Usborne of the India Defence League. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/137-141

Letter from Phujauddin Khan (Wassiamul Mansion, Gumballa Hill, Bombay, [India]) to WSC describing what he sees as the differences between WSC's views on India and those of the Government, complaining about the British failure to protect the Muslims from oppression by the Hindus, especially in Bengal, and urging Britain to enlist the support of the Muslims against threatened uprisings.

1 folio
08 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/142

Letter from Ian Macpherson (19 Henrietta Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing a paper by Sir Daniel Hamilton [not present].

1 folio
09 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/143

Letter from Moulvi Mahmood-ul Hasan Kermani (Park View, Bara Banki, [India]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/193/144-159 and asking him to help get it published in the Morning Post.

1 folio
14 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/144-159

Article by Moulvi Mahmood-ul Hasan Kermani, a lawyer of Bara Banki, [India] criticising the White Paper on India and including a brief political history of the country and a consideration of the suitability of establishing in it a system of western democracy. Sent with CHAR 2/193/143.

16 folios
14 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/160

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/193/161.

1 folio
14 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/161

Resolution [of the Burton-on-Trent Conservative Association, Staffordshire] opposing the setting up of central federal government in India and the handing over of law and order to Indian legislatures before provincial self-government has been tested. Sent with CHAR 2/193/160.

1 folio
[13] [Jun] [1933]
CHAR 2/193/162

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir James Hawkey enclosing a letter from the Essex and Middlesex Provincial Area of the National Union of Conservative Associations to WSC [not present] and asking on WSC's behalf whether funds raised [as proposed in the letter] would not be used as propaganda connected with the India White Paper. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/163

Note that a letter from Sir James Hawkey with enclosure was sent to Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne].

1 folio
26 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/164-165

Letter from Edward Russell (The Morning Post, 15 Tudor Street, London) to WSC quoting two reports of a speech in December 1931 by 1st Lord Willingdon [earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas], the Viceroy of India, favouring the granting of self-government to Indians but attacking the seditious agitation by Congress, and questioning why supporters of the White Paper have only now denied that Willingdon said this.

2 folios
28 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/166

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel W Hayward (50 St Petersburgh Place, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/193/167-170.

1 folio
28 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/193/167-170

Letter from E Hayward to WSC denying that Sir Hubert Carr's committed support for the White Paper is representative of British opinion in India, reporting the unenthusiastic response to the proposed reforms by British business leaders and asserting that supporters of the Government's policy have been favoured with promotion in the Indian Civil Service. Copy sent with CHAR 2/193/166. Original at CHAR 2/196/14-17.

4 folios
05 May 1933
CHAR 2/193/171

Letter from Edward Russell (The Morning Post, 15 Tudor Street, London) to WSC regretting that he cannot publish CHAR 2/193/144-159 because of its length and the fact that there are many other articles on India awaiting publication.

1 folio
10 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/193/172

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on the anxiety of 4th Lord Salisbury that the motion to allow the Joint Select Committee on India to appoint sub-committees to help in taking evidence should not be obstructed.

1 folio
05 Jul 1933