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CHAR 2/224 Public and Political: Indian Affairs.

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CHAR 2/224/1

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Nagendra Nath Gangulee, thanks for information about his book, "India, What Now?", stating that WSC was ordering a copy from the publisher [carbon].

1 folio
22 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/224/2-4

Letter from Nagendra Nath Gangulee, Royal Empire Society, London, to the Private Secretary to WSC. Asking for appointment to see WSC to discuss the political situation in India. Enclosing leaflet about his book, "India: What Now?".

3 folios
15 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/224/5

Letter from Sir Henry Page Croft [later Lord Croft], Southwell Gardens, London, to WSC, thanks for book on Ceylon [Sri Lanka].

1 folio
13 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/224/6

Letter from WSC to Sir Michael O'Dwyer, stating that he was "disturbed" by O'Dwyer's declarations in the "Morning Post". Commenting that with great difficulty they had got the Indian controversy on to lines which the public could understand, "No Federal Home Rule till the Provinces have proved that they can govern themselves well". Stating that O'Dwyer's elaborate alternative scheme conceded the principle of federation and confused the issue. Although he could understand them they were not capable of simple and brief statement and would be impossible to explain to the National Union [carbon].

1 folio
01 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/7

Letter from WSC to Lord Derby, sending document on the plan for the retrocession of the Bangalore Cantonment. Stating that he had told the Bangalore Trades Association that he had sent their appeal to a member of the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform [carbon].

1 folio
16 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/8

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to G H Lavender, [Bangalore Trades Association], stating that WSC had sent their appeal to a member of the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform [carbon].

1 folio
16 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/9

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to W A Hirst, thanks for sending WSC pamphlet "Real Self-Government for India".

1 folio
16 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/10

Letter from W A Hirst, New University Club, London, to WSC, on his opposition to the White Paper on Indian Constitutional Reform, sending copy of pamphlet, "Real Self Government for India".

1 folio
13 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/11-17

Letter from A Harvey, Queen Anne's Gate, London to WSC, on import duties on Yarns of non-British origin imported into India [circular letter, duplicate typescript].

7 folios
23 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/18-20

Letter from Edward Cadogan, Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London, to WSC, on the work of the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform, and WSC's opposition to the Government's policy on India.

3 folios
23 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/21

Letter from WSC to Edward Cadogan, on the work of the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform, and his opposition to the Government's policy on India [carbon].

1 folio
28 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/22

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to the PS to Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne], forwarding letter on India from Edward Russell of the Morning Post.

1 folio
03 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/23

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Edward Russell, acknowledging receipt of letter on India, which had been forwarded to Lord Wolmer [carbon].

1 folio
03 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/24

Letter from I Mills, PS to Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne] to [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter on India from Edward Russell.

1 folio
03 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/25

Letter from Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne], Blackmoor, Liss, Hampshire to WSC, on opposition to Government policy on India.

1 folio
05 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/26-27

Letter from Edward Russell, The Morning Post, London, to WSC, on suggestion that proposed address by Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood], Secretary of State for India, to the Conservative Party Agents at Ashridge, were possibly a violation of the conditions under which Ashridge had been presented to the Conservative Party. Suggesting that prominent members of the India Defence League ask to see the Deed of Gift.

2 folios
03 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/28

Letter from WSC to Edward Russell, The Morning Post, London, suggesting that they take no action about Sir Samuel Hoare's proposed address to Conservative Party Agents at Ashridge on India until after the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform had reported "when the warfare on both sides may be expected to become closer".

1 folio
07 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/29-30

Letter from J Williams, Nelson, Lancashire to WSC, forwarding resolutions of the Weavers' Institute, Nelson, to protect Lancashire textile workers from far eastern competition, and calling on the Government to insert into the Indian Constitution provisions against the elimination of British textiles by excessive tariffs.

2 folios
29 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/224/31

Letter from WSC to J Williams, thanks for forwarding resolutions on India from the Weavers' Institute, Nelson, Lancashire [carbon].

1 folio
13 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/32-33

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Elm Park Gardens, London, to WSC, on gaps in the evidence heard by the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Affairs, enclosing copy of her letter published in the "Daily Telegraph", 31 Mar 1934 on the subject.

2 folios
21 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/34

Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Westminster, on forthcoming public meeting on India [copy].

1 folio
25 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/35

Letter from the Duke of Atholl, Elm Park Gardens, London, to WSC, on correspondence with Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood], Secretary of State for India.

1 folio
23 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/36

Letter from WSC to the Duke of Atholl, Elm Park Gardens, London, thanks for sending correspondence with Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood], Secretary of State for India, "What airs he gives himself and what a stickler he is for propriety where his own interests are concerned, while using every means to manipulate the rights of others" [carbon].

1 folio
26 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/37-39

Letter from Bhupinder Singh, Maharajah of Patiala; Udaibhan, Maharaj-Rana of Dholpur; Yadvendra Singh, Maharaja of Panna; Rajendra Singh, Maharaj-Rana of Jhalawar and S M Abbasi, Nawab of Bahawalpur to Major John Courtauld, on the attitude of the Chamber of Princes to the Federal Scheme of Constitutional Reform for India [typescript copy].

3 folios
07 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/40

Letter from WSC to Major John Courtauld, thanks for sending copy of letter from five Indian Princes on Indian Constitutional Reform [carbon].

1 folio
01 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/41-42

Letter from Mrs G Farquhar Folland, Chaplain's Bungalow, Bandikuim, Rajputana, India, to WSC, on his campaign against Government policy on India. Stating that India "neither wants nor needs Home Rule; a few educated men say they want Home Rule, but what most of them really want is Jobs".

2 folios
24 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/43

Cutting, whole page from "The Statesman", India, with references to Constitutional Reform.

1 folio
01 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/44

Cutting - "Amritsar's Needs - Improved Roads and Sanitation".

1 folio
[May] 1934
CHAR 2/224/45

Cutting from the "Saturday Review" - "Two Bribes to India" by Hamish Blair (The Man on the Spot).

1 folio
05 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/46-48

Letter from Ernest Esdaile, Constitutional Club, London, to WSC, enclosing pamphlet "Indian Municipalities or The Civic Life of India" and leaflet on the need for an Association of Indian Municipalities.

3 folios
14 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/49

Letter from Lady Harriet Cooper, Gilbert Street, London W1 to WSC, sending letter from the wife of an Indian Army Officer, on the "axing" of Indian Army officers.

1 folio
03 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/50

Letter from WSC to Lady Harriet Cooper, Gilbert Street, London W1, thanks for letter on the "axing" on Indian Army Officers. Stating that he would endeavour to do what he could in the House of Commons, but could not hope for good results [carbon].

1 folio
17 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/51

Letter from Sir Alfred Knox, South Street, London W1 to WSC, on "axing" of officers in the Indian Army. Stating that although it was true that there was no surplus of officers in the Indian Army, there was a large surplus of a certain rank, owing to the War, and these people were blocking the flow of promotion, and that this could not be considered an economy measure as the Government would have to pay gratuities and pensions to the axed officers, and pay the officers recruited to take their places.

1 folio
11 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/52-55

Letter from Joye Somerville Esser, Shillong, Assam, India (wife of Indian Army Officer) to WSC, on the "axing" of officers commissioned between 1914 and 1920 in the Indian Army. Stating that most of these officers would be aged between 40-50, and would have little chance of finding new employment.

4 folios
22 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/224/56

Letter from WSC to Sir Alfred Knox, thanks for forwarding correspondence on "axing" of officers in the Indian Army. Agreeing that something should be done about the matter [carbon].

1 folio
17 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/57

Letter from WSC to [Lord Lloyd], on Indian Constitutional Reform [carbon].

1 folio
25 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/58-60

Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, sending a cutting from Lord Reading's paper "The Statesman", on possible General Election in India.

3 folios
[May] 1934
CHAR 2/224/61

Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, on Lord Reading's newspaper "The Statesman", commenting that the only British-minded paper in Calcutta, India, "The Englishman" had recently been bought by the "Statesman".

1 folio
28 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/62-63

Letter from Sir Alexander Walker, John Walker &Sons Ltd., Distillers, London, to WSC, suggesting that he should meet G K Stewart, a former of employee of the Company, and latterly a member of the State Council in Ceylon [Sri Lanka].

2 folios
28 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/64

Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Walker, John Walker &Sons Ltd., Distillers, London, thanks for suggesting that he should meet G K Stewart to discuss political situation in Ceylon [Sri Lanka].

1 folio
30 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/65-68

Letter from Sir Walter Lawrence, Eaton Square, London SW1 to WSC, enclosing typescript copy of unsigned letter on the political situation in India.

4 folios
14 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/69

Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Lawrence, Eaton Square, London SW1 , thanks for sending typescript copy of unsigned letter on the political situation in India, suggesting that he send a copy to Stanley Baldwin [carbon].

1 folio
27 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/70

Letter from Sir Walter Lawrence, Eaton Square, London SW1 to WSC , thanks for sending typescript copy of unsigned letter on the political situation in India, suggesting that he send a copy to Stanley Baldwin [carbon].

1 folio
31 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/71-105

Letter from Eric Hayward, Streatley, Berkshire to WSC, enclosing copies of correspondence on Indian Constitutional Reform with the Morning Post, R D Cromartie, the Duchess of Atholl, Sir Edgar Wood, John Buchan [later Lord Tweedsmuir] and Lord Salisbury, Aug 1933 - Mar 1934.

35 folios
07 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/106

Letter from James Lees-Milne, PS to Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London, to the PS to WSC, stating that Jonathan Cape Ltd would be sending WSC a book "A Foreigner Looks at India" by P Staal.

1 folio
08 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/107

Letter from Dr S Fraser, Handsworth, Birmingham to WSC, praising his stance against Government policy on India, and wishing that he was Prime Minister.

1 folio
08 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/108-116

Letter from P V Lonappen, Advocate, Coimbatore, India, to WSC, warning that the withdrawal of the "strong hand of Britain from India" would lead to harm for Christians in India.

9 folios
24 May 1934
CHAR 2/224/117-119

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Elm Park Gardens, London SW10 to WSC, on the Report of the House of Commons Committee of Privileges into allegations of suppression of evidence to the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform.

3 folios
16 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/120

Telegram from WSC to Katherine, Duchess of Atholl, Elm Park Gardens, London SW10, thanks for letter of support on India [copy].

3 folios
19 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/122

Letter from G H Watt, Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire to WSC, sending cutting from the "Leicester Mercury" on the attitude of the Harborough Conservatives on India.

1 folio
16 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/123

Letter from the PS to WSC to G H Watt, thanks for letter on India [carbon].

1 folio
19 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/124

Letter from the PS to WSC to The Duchess of Atholl, thanks for letter on India [carbon].

1 folio
22 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/125

Telegram from WSC to Sir Michael O'Dwyer, thanks for letter and congratulations on success in the House of Commons [copy].

1 folio
25 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/224/126

Letter from the PS to WSC to the PS to the Duchess of Atholl, thanks for sending WSC information about F C Newman, who was on a visit from India. Regretting that WSC had been unable to see him due to pressure of work [carbon].

1 folio
06 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/224/127-128

Letter from The Duchess of Atholl to WSC, asking if would be willing to see F C Newman, who had recently retired from the Punjab Police, after 40 years' service in India. Stating that Newman felt that any grant of self-government would give political power to the money lenders, as even if the enlarged electorate was to large to be bribed, the money lenders controlled 90% of the agriculturists.

2 folios
02 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/224/129-130

Letter from Lady Augusta Spencer Churchill, Grosvenor Street, London W1 to WSC, invitation to luncheon, so that her son George could discuss his Mission to India.

1 folio
13 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/224/131

Letter from Edward Russell, [later 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool], Morning Post, London, to WSC, sending his impressions following visit to India [not retained].

1 folio
18 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/224/132

Letter from WSC to Lt-Colonel F W P Macdonald thanks for sending valuable pamphlet on India [with note that the pamphlet had been sent to the India Defence League] [carbon].

1 folio
14 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/224/133-135

Circular letter from A Harvey, Queen Anne's Gate, London, on import duties on yarn of non-British origin into India [duplicate typescript].

3 folios
15 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/224/136-141

Letter from H A Gwynne, The Morning Post, to WSC, enclosing extract from letter from Madhava Rao, on the possibility of a delegation visiting India to discuss Constitutional Reform, and the possibility of WSC being part of the delegation.

6 folios
15 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/224/142

Letter from the PS to WSC to A Harvey, thanks for letter to WSC on India [carbon].

1 folio
18 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/224/143

Letter from F W P Macdonald, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, on pamphlet on India.

1 folio
23 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/224/144

Telegram from H A Gwynne, Morning Post, London, to WSC, on composition of delegation to India.

1 folio
24 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/224/145

Telegram from WSC to H A Gwynne, Morning Post, London, regretting that he had been unable to persuade the Duke of Westminster to join delegation to India [copy].

1 folio
24 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/224/146

Pamphlet, "India's Financial Troubles, A Collection of Papers" edited by Lieutenant-Colonel F W P Macdonald.

1 pamphlet, pp. 1-35
1934
CHAR 2/224/147

Letter from the Duchess of Atholl, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Scotland to WSC, on opposition to Government policy on India.

1 folio
29 Aug 1934