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CHAR 2/197 Public and political: correspondence and other papers relating to the India Defence Committee and the India Defence League.

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CHAR 2/197/1

Telegram from WSC to various recipients inviting them to John Gretton's [later Lord Gretton] meeting on India in the House of Commons. Typescript copy.

1 folio
12 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/2

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]) to WSC asking to see him.

1 folio
17 Mar [1933]
CHAR 2/197/3

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]) to WSC suggesting the adoption of WSC's idea that an amendment be put down asserting that the report of the Simon Commission should be considered before any other matter is considered by the Joint Select Committee on India.

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/4

Letter from 4th Lord Salisbury (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to [WSC] inviting him to a meeting of members of both Houses to consider the parliamentary situation on India.

1 folio
17 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/5

Letter from [WSC] to Patrick Donner on the need to draw up a list of fellow opponents of the Government's Indian policy inside and outside parliament. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/6

Resolution stating that whilst the House of Commons agrees to the setting up of the Joint Select Committee on India it has not committed itself to the proposals of the White Paper on responsible government at the centre and the transfer of control of law and order.

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/7-8

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. Another copy at CHAR 2/192/80-81.

2 folios
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/9

Letter from [WSC] to 4th Lord Salisbury describing the proposed 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, and suggesting that young peers who share their views on India should be encouraged to form a committee. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/10

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] on the plan to add 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. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/11

Draft resolution that whilst the House of Commons agrees to the setting up of a Joint Select Committee on India it is not committed to the proposals of the White Paper and especially to the scheme for responsible government at the centre and the transfer of the control of law and order. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
[Mar] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/12

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, secretary of the Indian Empire Society, to Patrick Donner stating that the Society does not have enough funds for a propaganda campaign and suggesting that such a campaign could be more effectively mounted by the India Defence Committee. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/13.

1 folio
22 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/13

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC suggesting that since the BBC will not allow him to broadcast on India he should do so from a French radio station. Encloses CHAR 2/197/12.

1 folio
23 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/14

Letter from [WSC] to Patrick Donner (House of Commons) stating that he will not consider broadcasting on India from a foreign station until after the House of Commons debate and offering to send a subscription to the India Defence Committee. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/15

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC thanking him for his offer of a subscription for the India Defence Committee and reporting that the Committee have decided not to have an office for the time being.

1 folio
29 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/197/16

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing a speech on the Government's Indian proposals by V J Patel [not present] which supports their views on the issue.

1 folio
01 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/17

Letter from 6th Lord Auckland (M V "Searchlight", St Katharine Dock, Tower Bridge, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has been unable to persuade peers who oppose the Government's Indian policy to form a committee with WSC and expressing concern about how many will vote with the Government.

1 folio
03 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/18

Letter from E Butcher, private secretary to Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]), giving Donner's holiday address in Italy, stating that he could return early if India Defence Committee business required it and that information on the Women's Conservative Conference and the Junior Imperial League Conference will be sent to members of the Committee.

1 folio
12 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/19

Letter from [WSC] to 6th Lord Auckland expressing confidence that support [for their opposition to the Government's Indian policy] will come in time and thanking him for his efforts [to organise opinion among peers]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/20

Letter from [WSC] to 2nd Duke of Westminster enclosing CHAR 2/197/21, CHAR 2/197/22, CHAR 2/197/23 and CHAR 2/197/24 and stating that only he and Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] have been told about it so far. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/21

Memorandum by WSC on the campaign against the Government's Indian policy. Sent with CHAR 2/197/20.

1 folio
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/22

Suggested draft by WSC of a letter suggesting that peers opposed to the Government's Indian policy should consult together. Sent with CHAR 2/197/20.

1 folio
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/23-24

Secret memorandum by WSC on his idea of forming an India Defence Group in the House of Lords composed of peers opposed to the Government's Indian policy. Sent with CHAR 2/197/20.

2 folios
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/25-26

Memorandum from Sir Alfred Knox and Patrick Donner of the India Defence Committee on the need for resolutions opposing the White Paper proposals on India to be moved at meetings of local Conservative associations.

2 folios
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/27

Letter from [WSC] to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] suggesting the steps he should take to form an India Defence Group in the House of Lords. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/28

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC conveying the suggestion from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] that representatives of the India Defence Committee and the Indian Empire Society be invited to meet him, WSC and Sir Henry Page Croft. With note that WSC agreed to this.

1 folio
20 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/29

Letter from Patrick Donner (Grand Hotel, Venice, [Italy]) to WSC reporting that he has acted on WSC's suggestions for the India campaign and promising that he will try to get Randolph S Churchill appointed as secretary of the India Empire Society.

1 folio
21 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/30

Letter from James Lees-Milne, private secretary to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd], (30 Portman Square, [London]) enclosing CHAR 2/197/31.

1 folio
21 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/31

Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd], (30 Portman Square, [London]) to [Sir Louis Stuart, John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton], Sir Michael O'Dwyer and Sir Alfred Knox] inviting them to attend a meeting between representatives of the India Defence Committee and the Indian Empire Society, WSC, Sir Henry Page Croft and himself. Sent with CHAR 2/197/30.

1 folio
21 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/32

Letter from E Butcher, private secretary to Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London] to [Violet Pearman] reporting that Donner has been informed about the plan for a meeting in the Free Trade Hall [Manchester] to be funded by a subscription from the India Defence Committee.

1 folio
22 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/33

Letter from James Lees-Milne, private secretary to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (30 Portman Square, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] on the House of Commons committee room engaged for the forthcoming meeting on India.

1 folio
24 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/34

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Patrick Donner enclosing CHAR 2/197/48. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/35-36

Letter from [WSC] to Sir James Hawkey on the plans to form an Indian Defence League. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
30 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/37-39

Note [by WSC] on the structure and activity of the proposed Indian Defence League. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/40-42

Constitution and statement of objects of the India Defence League.

3 folios
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/43

Statement attacking the White Paper proposals on India and justifying [the formation of the Indian Defence League] to oppose them.

1 folio
[Apr] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/44

Letter from [WSC] to [Lord Beatty, earlier Sir David Beatty] asking him to consider the invitation from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] to join the efforts in the House of Lords to oppose the Government's Indian policy. Typescript copy.

1 folio
[May] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/45-46

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC on amendments to the resolutions opposing Government policy on India proposed for the meeting in the Free Trade Hall [Manchester] and on a change in the personnel of the India Defence Group.

2 folios
01 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/47

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to Violet Pearman thanking her for CHAR 2/197/48 and expressing doubt as to whether WSC wants him to take action about the matter raised in it.

1 folio
01 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/48

Letter from E P Newton (The Grange, Chard, Somerset) to Sir James Hawkey suggesting that members of the Conservative Central Council who are opposed to the Government's Indian policy should meet to co-ordinate their efforts and hoping that the official resolution at the Conservative Women's Conference is defeated. Typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/197/49

Telegram from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] and Patrick Donner (Kensington, [London]) asking him to attend an India Defence League meeting.

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/50

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC asking what she should say to Patrick Donner [about CHAR 2/197/48].

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/51

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC hoping he can attend an India Defence League meeting, reporting that Sir Arnold Wilson is unwilling to undertake the organisation of the League and suggesting that Sir John 0'Shea could do so instead, whilst Randolph S Churchill could be the liaison officer between the press and the League.

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/52

Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] on the need to approach [the 2nd Duke of Westminster] tactfully to get him to join the proposed India Defence Committee for members of the House of Lords. Typescript copy.

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/53

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC enclosing a circular relating to a course on the Government's Indian policy [not present] at Ashridge [Hertfordshire] and suggesting that opponents of the policy try to "pack" it.

1 folio
04 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/54

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Patrick Donner enclosing three letters. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
04 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/55

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Patrick Donner stating that WSC agrees that opponents of the Government's Indian policy should take counter moves at Ashridge College [Hertfordshire]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/56-57

Letter from [WSC] to 4th Lord Salisbury on: the success for the opponents of the Government's Indian policy at the meetings of the Junior Imperial League and the Women's National Union and at the meeting at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester; the formation of the India Defence League; the need to get the Conservative candidates at the Altrincham [Cheshire] and Hitchin [Hertfordshire] by-elections to declare clearly against the Government's India policy; WSC's hope that Salisbury will continue to speak freely although he is a member of the Joint Select Committee. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
13 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/58

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Lord Lloyd [later Sir George Lloyd] enclosing copies of CHAR 2/197/43 and CHAR 2/197/44. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
15 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/59

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Sir Henry Page Croft enclosing a copy of CHAR 2/197/43.

1 folio
15 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/60-64

Letter from 1st Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] (17 Grosvenor Square, [London]) to WSC explaining that he does not regard himself as suitable for the presidency of the India Defence League because he does not know enough about the subject and still needs to educate himself about it.

5 folios
16 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/65

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the private secretary to 1st Lord Rothermere enclosing and describing copies of CHAR 2/197/43 and CHAR 2/197/44 which WSC is sending to Rothermere.

1 folio
20 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/66-68

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] describing the proposed structure and activities of the India Defence League and inviting Beatty to become its president. Typescript copy.

3 folios
15 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/69

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Beatty [earlier Sir David Beatty] accepting his reasons [for declining the presidency of the India Defence League] and reporting the good progress made by Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] in recruiting members of the House of Lords to the cause. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
24 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/70

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/197/71-72 and CHAR 2/197/73-74.

1 folio
27 May [1933]
CHAR 2/197/71-72

Minutes of the second meeting of the India Defence League. Sent with CHAR 2/197/70. Another copy at CHAR 2/197/73-74.

2 folios
23 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/73-74

Another copy of CHAR 2/197/71-72. Sent with CHAR 2/197/70.

2 folios
23 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/75-77

Draft [by WSC] of list of officers, declaration of policy and constitution of the India Defence League.

3 folios
[May] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/78-79

Letter from [WSC] to the 2nd Duke of Westminster enclosing another copy of CHAR 2/197/75-77, conveying the invitation to the Duke to become either the chairman of the general council of the India Defence League or one of its vice presidents, advising him not to join the National League and asking if he has any influence in the Altrincham Division [of Cheshire], where Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] may take a "deplorable" attitude on India. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
24 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/80-81

Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) to WSC on the various members of parliament and others who have been invited to play a part in the India Defence League.

2 folios
26 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/82

Letter from Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne (India Defence League, 48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to Violet Pearman acknowledging receipt of a letter.

1 folio
26 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/83

Letter from E R Appleyard (India Defence League, 48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] acknowledging receipt of a card and enclosure about the UBI.

1 folio
29 May 1933
CHAR 2/197/84

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne [chief organiser of the India Defence League] enclosing three letters received by WSC. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/85

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne [chief organiser of the India Defence League] enclosing a paper by Sir Daniel Hamilton and a letter from a gentleman in Bombay [India], both received by WSC. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/86

Letter from E R Appleyard [assistant organiser of the India Defence League] (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to [Violet Pearman] acknowledging receipt of a letter from Mr F W Stait.

1 folio
16 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/87

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne [chief organiser of the India Defence League] enclosing a circular and enclosures received by WSC from the UBI. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/88-89

Letter and receipt from John Gretton (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC acknowledging a subscription of 100 pounds from WSC to the India Defence League.

2 folios
29 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/90

Note referring to CHAR 2/197/91-102.

1 folio
[Aug] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/91

Circular letter from Lieutenant-Colonel F W P Macdonald, India Army (retired) (70 Chausee de Charleroi, Brussels, [Belgium]) enclosing CHAR 2/197/92-102 and stressing the importance of widely publicising the issue of the Indian Military Services Family Pension Fund.

1 folio
07 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/197/92

Letter from [Lieutenant-Colonel F W P Macdonald], India Army (retired) (Uriage-les-Bains, Isers, France) to the secretary of the India Defence League enclosing CHAR 2/197/93-95 and asking the council of the League to publicise the issue of the Indian Services Pension Funds. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/91.

1 folio
13 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/93-95

Note by [Lieutenant-Colonel F W P Macdonald], India Army (retired) (Uriage-les-Bains, Isers, France) criticising the India Office's proposals for the future of the Indian Civil Service and Indian Military Service Family Pension Funds. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/91.

3 folios
13 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/197/96-99

Letter from [Lieutenant-Colonel F W P Macdonald, India Army (retired)] (East India United Service Club, 16 St James's Square, London) to the Chief Organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] urging the League to embark on an aggressive publicity campaign against the Government's Indian policy, in particular its proposals for the future of the Indian Military Service Family Pension Fund. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/91.

4 folios
26 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/197/100-102

Letter from [Lieutenant-Colonel F W P Macdonald, India Army (retired)] (70 Chausee de Charleroi, Brussels, [Belgium]) to the Chief Organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] arguing that the League should take much more vigorous action in contradicting Government claims that the White Paper on India is supported by most officials there and in publicising the issue of the Indian Military Service Family Pension Fund. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/91.

3 folios
29 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/197/103

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne [Chief Organiser of the India Defence League] sending two enclosures for his perusal. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/197/104

Letter from Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (11 Morpeth Mansions) on the question of support from the India Defence League for the proposed candidature for East Fulham [London] of Sir Martin Archer-Shee, who is opposed to the Government's White Paper on India.

1 folio
05 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/105

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] enclosing proofs of a book by James Johnson and asking what he thinks of them. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
07 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/106

Letter from the secretary of the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to Violet Pearman reporting that the proofs of a book by James Johnson are being considered by the League's executive committee.

1 folio
09 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/107

Letter from E R Appleyard, assistant organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to Violet Pearman enclosing CHAR 2/197/108.

1 folio
12 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/108

Note [by the India Defence League referring to CHAR 2/197/110] that David Fleming-Madge is not influential enough to create a movement. Sent with CHAR 2/197/107.

1 Misfiled between 105 and 106
[Sep] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/109

Letter from Violet Pearman (Chartwell) to the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] enclosing CHAR 2/197/110 and asking for his views on it.

1 folio
06 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/110

Letter from Captain David Fleming-Madge (14/1 Benaipukur Road, Calcutta, India) to WSC asking him to become president of his "Colonial Indian Association".

1 folio
14 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/197/111

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] enclosing a letter and enclosure received by WSC from A E Duveck of Calcutta [India], which WSC thinks is worthy of Usborne's notice. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/197/112

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to David Fleming-Madge conveying WSC's regret that he cannot become a president or patron of the Colonial Indian Association. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/197/113

Letter from E R Appleyard, assistant organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC giving notice of a meeting of the executive committee to make arrangements for the Birmingham conference.

1 folio
20 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/114-116

Letter from John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on the intention of committee of the India Defence League to ask for the resignation as chief organiser of Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne because of his unsatisfactory performance and the good qualifications of Hugh Orr-Ewing to be his replacement.

3 folios
21 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/117

Letter from [WSC] to John Gretton [later 1st Lord Gretton] agreeing with the decision [to ask Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne to resign as chief organiser of the India Defence League]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
22 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/118

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] enclosing a letter received by WSC from Mr M E Brett of Bombay [India]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
26 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/119

Letter from Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (11 Morpeth Mansions) asking him to write a press article on the Indian situation in order to publicise the veiwpoint of the League.

1 folio
27 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/120

Letter from [WSC] to Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne [chief organiser of the India Defence League] promising to talk to his friends in the press about getting greater publicity for the India Defence League before the Birmingham conference. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/121

Letter from [WSC] to J A Seddon reporting that he has sent his letter to the India Defence League. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
02 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/122

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne] enclosing correspondence between WSC and J A Seddon and asking if Usborne can help Seddon, whom WSC doubts has any influence with the Socialists. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
30 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/197/123

Letter from Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to Violet Pearman (Chartwell) regretting that the League cannot take J A Seddon onto its staff at present.

1 folio
03 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/124

Letter from [WSC] to Patrick Donner suggesting that a delegation from the Indian Empire Society or the India Defence League should interview all the candidates in the forthcoming by-elections because at least half of them would agree with the position of the League. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/125

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) reporting that he will put WSC's suggestion [that a delegation from the Indian Empire Society or the India Defence League should interview all the candidates in the forthcoming by-elections] before the organisation sub-committee and discussing a motion to be moved by the North Battersea Constitutional Association [London] [see CHAR 2/197/126].

1 folio
12 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/126

Motion proposed by the North Battersea Constitutional Association [London] asserting that honest criticism by Conservative Party members of party policy should be welcomed rather than condemned and regretting the inclusion of a motion to the contrary on the agenda of the recent annual conference. Sent with CHAR 2/197/125.

1 folio
[Oct] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/127

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC asking him to re-dictate an answer which she did not catch.

1 folio
[Oct] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/128

Letter from Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to Violet Pearman thanking her for sending a letter from Mr T W Cowap.

1 folio
16 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/129

Letter from [WSC] to Patrick Donner criticising [? CHAR 2/197/126] and arguing that [the India Defence League] should bring up its National Union resolution suitably amended. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
16 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/130

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens, [London]) to WSC on the resolution to be moved by the North Battersea Constitutional Association [see CHAR 2/197/126] and his intention to write of the "rebirth of Conservatism" in an article on the major political events of the year.

1 folio
19 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/131

Statement by Patrick Donner that he has arranged with Commander Arthur Marsden [Conservative MP for North Battersea, London] that he should raise the question of the suppression of free speech within the Conservative Party at the Council of the National Union (Metropolitan Area).

1 folio
[Oct] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/132

Report by Patrick Donner of the deletion from the agenda by the council of the National Union of the Metropolitan Area of a resolution upholding the right of Conservative Party members to criticise party policy [see CHAR 2/197/126] and of his steps to publicise "this scandal".

1 folio
20 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/133

Letter from the secretary to the chief organiser of the India Defence League (Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne) (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) asking for particulars of any meetings he is addressing on the Indian question and offering assistance and literature.

1 folio
24 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/134

Letter from (3 Chester Gate, Regent's Park, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his contribution to the presentation to Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne.

1 folio
25 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/135

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to the chief organiser of the India Defence League [Hugh Orr-Ewing] enclosing a letter received by WSC from Mr H Rutherford Watson of Caterham [Surrey]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
27 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/197/136

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) asking him to reply to an invitation to a meeting organised by the League at the Caxton Hall [London], which will be attended by many people interested in Indian pensions.

1 folio
11 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/137

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] asking whether he would like to fulfill his pledge to give a thousand pounds to the India Defence League. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
06 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/138-139

Letter from [WSC] to Hugh Orr-Ewing [chief organiser of the India Defence League] enclosing a cheque for the League from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] and asking him to obtain references to certain remarks made by some of his opponents on the Indian question for use in the forthcoming debate in the House of Commons on the reappointment of the Joint Committee. Carbon typescript copy.

2 folios
17 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/140

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]), to WSC thanking him for the cheque from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] and enclosing CHAR 2/197/142.

1 folio
17 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/141

Letter from E R Appleyard, assistant organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]), to Violet Pearman enclosing a pamphlet containing Mr Shastri's speech [not present].

1 folio
17 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/142

Newspaper cutting: extract from a speech [by the Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax] calling on people in India to help the country achieve its ultimate goal as an equal partner in the British Empire. Sent with CHAR 2/197/140.

1 folio
[30 Aug] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/143

Note referring to CHAR 2/197/142.

1 folio
[Nov] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/144

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (11 Morpeth Mansions) enclosing CHAR 2/197/145 and CHAR 2/197/146.

1 folio
21 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/145

Cutting [from the Times]: letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] arguing that the guarantee of Indian pensions by the British Treasury is unnecessary and would undermine the credit of the new Indian government. Sent with CHAR 2/197/144.

1 folio
[Nov] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/146

Letter from Archibald Campbell (11 Beaufort House, Beaufort Street, Chelsea, [London]) to [the editor of the Times] asking in response to a letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] why the guarantee by the British government of Indian pensions is considered derogatory to the proposed Indian government whilst the intervention of the Governor-General in other administrative matters is not. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/197/144.

1 folio
[Nov] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/147

Note from Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] and Patrick Donner relating to CHAR 2/197/148.

1 folio
[Nov] [1933]
CHAR 2/197/148

Letter from John S Boyd (Duncliffe, Dunoon, Argyll, [Scotland]) describing how criticism of the Government's Indian policy was suppressed at the Scottish Unionist Conference. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/147.

1 folio
21 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/149

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to E R Appleyard [assistant organiser of the India Defence League] returning cuttings and a pamphlet by Mr Shastri. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
23 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/150

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, chief organiser of the India Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing CHAR 2/197/151.

1 folio
30 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/151

Resolution passed at a meeting held by the India Defence League in the Caxton Hall [London] demanding that the British government maintain responsibility for all Indian service pensions. Sent with CHAR 2/197/150.

1 folio
15 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/152-153

Letter from Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne (85 Cadogan Gardens, [London]) to WSC expressing thanks for the silver plate presented to him by the India Defence League and mentioning his involvement with the play and film, "Clive".

2 folios
13 Dec 1933
CHAR 2/197/154

Letter from the secretary of the chief organiser of the Indian Defence League [Hugh Orr-Ewing] (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) asking for a list of engagements where he is speaking on India.

1 folio
19 Dec 1933
CHAR 2/197/155

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC asking whether it is too soon to look at CHAR 2/197/156 again.

1 folio
04 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/197/156

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, chief organiser of the Indian Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) on the date for WSC's speech on India to be broadcast by the International Broadcasting Company.

1 folio
14 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/197/157

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, chief organiser of the Indian Defence League (48 Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) on his speech on India to be broadcast by the International Broadcasting Company.

1 folio
08 Nov 1933