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CHAR 2/201 Public and political: correspondence relating to the Other Club.

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CHAR 2/201/1

Letter from Joyce Altham [secretary to Frederick Guest] (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to Violet Pearman reporting that Lord Balniel [later 28th Lord Crawford] has been accepted as a member of the Other Club and enclosing CHAR 2/201/2.

1 folio
12 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/201/2

Letter inviting [Lord Balniel, later 28th Lord Crawford] to become a member of the Other Club. Copy sent with CHAR 2/201/1.

1 folio
[Jan] [1933]
CHAR 2/201/3

Letter from J Forsyth (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to Violet Pearman enclosing CHAR 2/201/1 &4.

1 folio
12 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/201/4

Letter from Lord Kylsant [earlier Owen Philipps] (Coomb, Llangain, Carmarthen, [Wales]) to [Frederick Guest] promising to make a special effort to attend a meeting of the Other Club. Sent with CHAR 2/201/3.

1 folio
07 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/201/5

Letter inviting Lord Balniel [later 28th Lord Crawford] to become a member of the Other Club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/201/6

Letter from (7 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC asking him to consider Ivor Guest [later 2nd Lord Wimborne] as a member of the Other Club. With reply that everything is abeyance until Frederick Guest comes back.

1 folio
25 Jan 1933
CHAR 2/201/7

Letter from Joyce Altham [secretary to Frederick Guest] (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to Violet Pearman asking whether WSC wrote to Lord Balniel [later 28th Lord Crawford] inviting him to join the Other Club and whether Balniel accepted.

1 folio
13 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/201/8

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to WSC asking whether he has had a verbal reply from Lord Balniel [later 28th Lord Crawford] to the invitation to join the Other Club.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/201/9

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Joyce Altham [secretary to Frederick Guest] reporting that WSC saw Lord Balniel [later 28th Lord Crawford] at a function and Balniel regretted that he could not join the Other Club at present because of the expense. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
18 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/201/10

File note by [Violet Pearman] that WSC approved of Major G Lloyd George and Sir Frederick Leith-Ross as members of the Other Club but objected to 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Henry Mond] for the time being and agreed to the suggestion that Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins be put on the list of honorary members owing to his age.

1 folio
14 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/201/11-12

Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC asking him to accept Guest's mistake whereby Colin Coote has been invited to join the Other Club.

2 folios
26 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/201/13

Letter from [WSC] to [Frederick Guest] hoping that Colin Coote does not accept the invitation to join the Other Club, criticising Guest's proposal of Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] as the Club's joint secretary and arguing that Dudley Ward would have been better, and praising Guest's work for the club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
02 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/14-15

Letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to WSC on the invitation to Colin Coote to join the Other Club and his use of Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] to help with the duties of secretary of the Club.

2 folios
04 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/16

Letter from [WSC] to [Frederick Guest] stating that he ought to have consulted him and other members of the Other Club before informing Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] about helping with the Club secretary's duties. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/17

Letter from "Rufus" [1st Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] (32 Curzon Street, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has written to Frederick Guest proposing Sir Harcourt Butler [as a member of the Other Club].

1 folio
16 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/18

Letter from [WSC] to 1st Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] agreeing to second Sir Harcourt Butler for the Other Club because he should be "a valuable corrective to your unhappy propensities." Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/19

Letter from [1st Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] (32 Curzon Street, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC asking to second Sir Harcourt Butler for the Other Club.

1 folio
09 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/20

Letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to improve on a form of an [Other Club] invitation and letter [to David Lloyd George] and asking about Sir William Jowitt [later 1st Lord Jowitt] and Lord Kylsant.

1 folio
19 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/21

Telegram from WSC to David Lloyd George urging him to accept the invitation to the Other Club dinner. Typescript copy.

1 folio
03 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/201/22

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC reporting that David Lloyd George has had to decline the invitation to the Other Club dinner because he is busy with his book and may abroad at the time.

1 folio
03 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/201/23

Letter from Brendan Bracken [later Lord Bracken] (20 Bishopsgate, London) to WSC suggesting that Other Club members subscribe to a gift for Frederick Guest.

1 folio
06 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/201/24

Letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to WSC on the Other Club coming of age banquet.

1 folio
30 May 1933
CHAR 2/201/25

Circular letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to WSC on the Other Club coming of age banquet.

1 folio
28 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/201/26

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Joyce Altham, private secretary to Frederick Guest, conveying WSC's request for a list of Other Club members who have died since its foundation. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
29 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/201/27

List of acceptances for the Other Club coming of age banquet.

1 folio
Jul 1933
CHAR 2/201/28

List of deceased members of the Other Club.

1 folio
Jun 1933
CHAR 2/201/29

Letter from [WSC] to [Frederick Guest] sending a corrected copy of his speech [at the Other Club coming of age banquet], mentioning a communication from Plymouth [Devon], complaining that "Nancy" [Lady Astor] is "intolerable" and telling him not to take the word "popular" as a term of honour. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/201/30

Letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing a draft for correction of WSC's speech at the Other Club coming of age banquet [not present] and mentioning that the speech was described in the Times as "popular".

1 folio
11 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/201/31

Letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to indicate whether he approves of Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt, Lord Hartington [later the 10th Duke of Devonshire], St. John Hutchinson and Sir Wyndham Portal as members of the Other Club. Annotated by WSC "no" over the names of Hutchinson and Portal.

1 folio
13 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/201/32

Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Guest arguing that [St. John Hutchinson and Sir Wyndham Portal] are not important enough to be members of the Other Club and proposing Terrence O'Connor for membership. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
17 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/201/33

Letter from Frederick Guest (6 Streets Mews, [London]) to WSC expressing thanks for the presentation made to him for his services as secretary of the Other Club and for WSC's speech.

1 folio
[Sep] [1933]
CHAR 2/201/34

Letter from [WSC] to [Alfred Duff Cooper, later 1st Lord Norwich] expressing anxiety about events all over Europe and in the Far East and agreeing to have a dinner of the Other Club. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
13 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/201/35

Note from [Violet Pearman] to WSC pointing out a question in the last paragraph of CHAR 2/201/36-37 which WSC unintentionally missed.

1 folio
12 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/201/36-37

Letter from Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] (Schloss St Martin, Austria) to WSC reporting on the Austrian fears of invasion by Germany, the apparently vigorous preparations for war in Germany, a disappointing speech by Adolf Hitler and the date of the next meeting of the Other Club.

2 folios
08 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/201/38

Notice from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) of the next meeting of the Other Club.

1 folio
18 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/201/39

Letter from Joyce Altham [secretary to Frederick Guest] (19 Berkeley Street, [London]) to Violet Pearman asking whether 16 November is convenient for WSC for a dinner of the Other Club.

1 folio
12 Oct 1933