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CHAR 2/203 Public and political: correspondence relating to the naval memoirs of Admiral Sir Roger Keyes.

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CHAR 2/203/1-5

Letter from WSC to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] giving detailed suggestions for improvements to the first part of his naval memoirs. Carbon typescript copy.

5 folios
08 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/203/6

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (39 Lowndes Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing a proof chapter [from his naval memoirs] [not present], expressing the wish to help WSC in the "Indian battle" and reporting the view of "an old general" that India has already been lost.

1 folio
30 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/203/7

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (39 Lowndes Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing proof chapters [from his naval memoirs] and asking WSC to review them and referring to the publication of the first volume of WSC's life of the 1st Duke of Marlborough.

1 folio
16 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/203/8

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire) to WSC thanking him for reviewing the chapters [from his naval memoirs], discussing the chapter on the Dogger Bank action and an incident involving Tirpitz.

1 folio
16 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/203/9-10

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire) to WSC describing his proposed account of the Dardanelles campaign and asking to see WSC to discuss it.

2 folios
28 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/203/11

Letter from [WSC] to [Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, later 1st Lord Keyes] approving [a foreword to the chapter from Keyes's naval memoirs on the Dardanelles campaign]. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/203/12-13

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire] to WSC describing how he criticises Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] in his account of the Dardanelles campaign and how he treats the Dogger Bank action.

2 folios
08 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/203/14

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire] discussing Keyes's account of the Dardanelles campaign and suggesting that his brother [Sir Terence Keyes] could supply from India valuable information and suggestions for criticism of the White Paper.

1 folio
07 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/203/15

Letter from [WSC] to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] asserting that Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] deserted him after having given his full support to the Dardanelles campaign. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/203/16

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (39 Lowndes Street, [London]) to WSC describing the work he has put into his account of the Dogger Bank action and asking to talk to WSC about his account of the Dardanelles campaign, which he thinks will complement that of WSC.

1 folio
20 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/203/17-18

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC on his account of the Dardanelles campaign, including his correction of inaccuracies in Vice-Admiral Cecil Usborne's "Smoke on the Horizon" and his criticism of the role of Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] and Duckworth.

2 folios
17 Aug 1933
CHAR 2/203/19

Letter from [WSC] to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] giving his permission to publish a telegram of his sent during the Dardanelles campaign in which he talked of two or three hundred casualties as being "a moderate price". Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
11 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/203/20

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC describing how he argues in his account of the Dardanelles campaign that a battle to force the Narrows would have resulted in victory for the Allies and mentioning that he is staying with Vice-Admiral Harry Godfrey, who is a supporter of his and WSC's.

1 folio
12 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/203/21-22

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC asking him to read his chapters on the Dardanelles campaign, reporting that Butterworth &Co have agreed to publish his naval memoirs in two volumes and asking WSC to help him "to put that old villain [Lord Fisher, earlier Sir John Fisher] in his proper place in history".

2 folios
05 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/203/23

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC describing the next two chapters in his account of the Dardanelles campaign which cover WSC's efforts to get Rear-Admiral John de Robeck to adhere to the naval attack.

1 folio
14 Oct 1933
CHAR 2/203/24

Telegram from [WSC] to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] inviting him to come on the 25th. Typescript copy.

1 folio
15 Sep 1933
CHAR 2/203/25

Letter from [Violet Pearman] to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] returning two pages of his proofs and conveying WSC's wish to talk to him about them. Carbon typescript copy.

1 folio
14 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/203/26-27

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC stating that the chapters on the Dardanelles campaign are the best ones for his publisher Butterworth to send to the United States, listing those chapters and others and reporting that the Bishop of Buckingham [Rt Rev Philip Herbert] and Sir Walter Carlisle agree with WSC's criticism of disarmament conferences.

2 folios
29 Nov 1933
CHAR 2/203/28-29

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC reporting that the serial publication of his naval memoirs is to begin next month and asking WSC to review a chapter on the Dardanelles campaign.

2 folios
19 Dec 1933
CHAR 2/203/30

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC asking him to return the typescript of chapter 19 of his naval memoirs and listing the amendments he has made.

1 folio
27 Dec [1933]
CHAR 2/203/31-33

Letter from [WSC] to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] giving detailed suggestions as to how he should treat the resignation of Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] in his account of theDardanelles campaign. Carbon typescript copy.

3 folios
29 Dec 1933
CHAR 2/203/34

Telegram from [WSC] to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire] stating that he is working on proofs [of chapters from Keyes's naval memoirs] and will return them shortly. Typescript copy.

1 folio
20 Jun 1933
CHAR 2/203/35

Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) acknowledging receipt of a chapter [from Keyes's naval memoirs. Typescript copy.

1 folio
05 Jul 1933
CHAR 2/203/36

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC reporting the sale of the American publishing rights [to his naval memoirs], expressing the fear that chapter 1 may be boring for the ordinary reader and recalling the good effect relating to the influence of Vickers which WSC had when he came to the Admiralty.

1 folio
20 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/203/38

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to Violet Pearman reporting that he has obtained copies of all the missing papers [relating to the naval action in the Heligoland Bight on 28 August 1914 which he lent to WSC in 1922] except a diary page, which he would like to have if Mrs Pearman finds it.

1 folio
06 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/203/40-41

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to WSC on his account of the naval action in the Heligoland Bight in August 1914 and his disagreement with Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee over the "Broad Fourteen Patrol".

2 folios
17 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/203/42

Note from [Violet Pearman] to [WSC] reporting that she cannot find the missing papers of Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] in the "debris" left over from the writing of "The World Crisis".

1 folio
10 Apr 1933
CHAR 2/203/37AND39

Letter from Admiral Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (Tingewick House, Buckinghamshire) to Violet Pearman asking her to look among WSC's records for some papers relating to the naval action in the Heligoland Bight on 28 August 1914 which he lent to WSC in 1922.

2 folios
02 Apr [1933]