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CHAR 2/211 Public and Political: General Correspondence.

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CHAR 2/211/1-7

Letter from Sir James Grigg, Financial Member of Council, India to WSC, thanks for gift of Marlborough Vol.II, giving his views on the political situation in India, stating that he should not readily assume that the Muslims were Britain's eternal friends: "there is a damned sight too much pan-Islamic nonsense flying about out here and the Muslims are only being our friends for what they can get". Also that Provincial Autonomy alone was not the solution to the problem. Also giving account of week long trip round WSC's "old haunts" on the Frontier.

7 folios
01 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/8-11

Letter from Raul Regis de Oliveira, Brazilian Ambassador, London to WSC, on the Brazilian Government's decision to nominate Afranio de Mello Franco for the 1935 Nobel Peace Prize "for his work towards the cause of peace in South America", asking if WSC would be prepared to support the nomination.

4 folios
01 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/12

Letter from John Slater MP, Vigo Street, London to WSC, asking him to visit his constituency, Eastbourne, to speak on India.

1 folio
04 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/13

Letter from [Violet Pearman] PS to WSC, to Prof. F A Lindemann, (later Lord Cherwell) forwarding letter from a Mr Pollock, asking for comments [carbon].

1 folio
05 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/14

Telegram from Ridge, Doddington, Cambs to WSC, wishing him success in driving message home.

1 folio
05 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/15-16

Letter from General Sir Arthur Wauchope, High Commissioner for Palestine to WSC, on methods of dealing with the crime of destruction of fruit trees in the Samaria division.

2 folios
11 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/17-18

Letter from Reginald Purbrick MP, Seamore Place, London to WSC, on the possibility of randolph Churchill standing in the by election at Wavertree, Liverpool.

2 folios
12 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/19

Letter from Terence O'Connor MP to WSC, congratulations on speech in House of Commons against the accpetance of the Joint Select Committee's Report on India.

1 folio
12 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/20

Letter from Robert Emery, to WSC, invitation to attend Lobby Lunch [annotated "accepted verbally"].

1 folio
12 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/21

Letter from Robert Emery, to WSC, on invitation to attend Lobby Lunch as his guest, and congratulating him on House of Commons speech on India.

1 folio
13 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/22

Letter from Aubrey Clark, Ministry of Transport to the PS to WSC, acknowledging receipt of correspondence about Captain F L M Boothby RN, who had applied for post in connection with testing of applicants for motor drivers' licenses.

1 folio
14 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/23

Letter from Captain F L M Boothby RN, Cowes, Isle of Wight, to WSC, asking for help in obtaining post in new organisation to test motor drivers.

1 folio
28 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/211/24

Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Rothermere, hoping he would be able to vote for Lord Salisbury's amendment to motion by Lord Halifax, which would postpone acceptance of Joint Select Committee Report on India until the Government had advanced a Bill incorporating its findings [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/26

Telegram from WSC to 2nd Lord Birkenhead, hoping he would.

be able to vote for Lord Salisbury's amendment to motion by Lord Halifax, which would postpone acceptance of Joint Select Committee Report on India until the Government had advanced a Bill incorporating its findings [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/27

Telegram from WSC to Alan Lennox Boyd (later Lord Boyd of Merton), asking if the Duke of Bedford would be able to vote in House of Lords division on the Joint Select Committee report on the Government of India [typescript copy].

1 folio
14 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/28

Note from Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, reporting that Robert Boothby proposed to go into the question of financial policy in the forthcoming adjournment debate, asking if WSC would be willing to speak in the debate.

1 folio
14 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/29

Letter from John Slater MP to WSC, regretting that he was unable to speak in Eastbourne in January. Hoping that he would be able to visit later in the year.

1 folio
18 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/30

Letter from Sir Nairne Sandeman MP to WSC, on discussion with Conservative Chief Whip, David Margesson on political meetings on India. Recommending that they should not hold meetings in the constituencies of hostile members.

1 folio
20 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/31

Letter from WSC to General Sir Arthur Wauchope, High Commissioner for Palestine, thanks for letter on effects of collective fining to combat offence of destroying fruit trees [carbon].

1 folio
21 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/32

Letter from WSC to Sir Nairne Sandeman MP, thanks for letter on political meetings [carbon].

1 folio
21 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/33-35

Letter from Lord Wolmer MP (later Lord Selborne) to WSC, regretting that he could not attend dinner on 30 Jan, enclosing correspondence with Sir Nairne Sandeman on necessity of not holding meetings on India in the constituencies of hostile MPs, stating that it was absurd that "every inhabitant of Westerham may make a speech there except Winston".

3 folios
22 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/36-40

Letter from Lord Londonderry, Mount Stewart, Newtonards Co. Down to WSC, asking how he should respond to newspaper article, by Randolph Churchill] stating that he was one of the largest proprietors of coal mining royalties in the country, and would be facing a "chilly Christmas".

5 folios
24 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/41-42

Letter from Rene Leon, Wall Street, New York, to WSC, on the desirability of achieving dollar-sterling stabilisation. Charging the Bank of England, as Manager of the Equalization Fund of manipulating the pound sterling.

2 folios
26 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/43

Letter from WSC to Lord Londonderry, stating that Randolph Churchill's paragraphs in the "Sunday Dispatch" on Londonderry's financial interest in coal mining royalties were "ill informed and harmless" and that no-one could have read them as being a reflection upon him. Stating that he had sent the letter to Randolph, so that he could see "the trouble you have taken about these trumpery paragraphs because they were written by a kinsman" [carbon].

1 folio
27 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/44

Letter from Oswyn Murray, Admiralty to WSC, acknowledging receipt of his letter of 21 Dec about Frank Taylor, who wished to join the Royal Navy.

1 folio
28 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/45-46

Letter from Admiral Emile-Paul Guepratte, Paris to WSC, best wishes, also commenting on the Dardanelles campaign, regretting that neither he nor Admiral Sir Roger Keyes had been given a free hand to try to break through the Turkish naval defences.

2 folios
28 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/47

Letter from WSC to the Duke of Alba, regretting that he could not address Anglo-Spanish Society, because of his Parliamentary duties. Suggesting that he renew the invitation at a later date. [carbon].

1 folio
29 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/48-52

Letter from Lord Londonderry, Mount Stewart, Newtonards, Co. Down to WSC, on article by Randolph Churchill in the "Sunday Dispatch", regretting that Randolph went in for "this sort of journalism". Also suggesting that they should meet more often as there were few political differences between them.

5 folios
30 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/211/53-54

Letter from WSC to Admiral Emile-Paul Guepratte, thanks for letter of 28 Dec 1934 on the Dardanelles, suggesting that he visit Chartwell on his next visit to Britain [annotated "Show Sir Roger Keyes"] [carbon].

2 folios
01 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/211/55

Letter from A P Herbert to WSC, congratulations on his stand against the "tyrannical twaddle" of the Betting and Licensing Bill.

1 folio
1934
CHAR 2/211/56

Letter from Esmond Harmsworth (later 2nd Lord Rothermere) to WSC, congratulations on broadcast, suggesting that "some more speeches of equal vigour and you would be living in 10 Downing Street".

1 folio
c 1934
CHAR 2/211/57

Letter from Robert Boothby MP to WSC, invitation to dinner to meet his friend "Hambuechen" from Germany.

1 folio
c 1934
CHAR 2/211/58

Letter from Freddy, 2nd Lord Birkenhead, Bath Club, Dover St., London to WSC, thanks for present. Also regretting defeat in House of Lords debate on Joint Select Committee Report on the Government of India.

1 folio
[Dec] [1934]