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CHAR 2/225 Public and Political: Indian Affairs.

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CHAR 2/225/1

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on Union of Britain and India [UBI] Weekly Bulletin, containing letter from H P Mody, attacking WSC's views on India.

1 folio
03 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/2

Telegram from The Duchess of Atholl to WSC, on Union of Britain and India [UBI] Weekly Bulletin, containing letter from H P Mody, attacking WSC's views on India.

1 folio
28 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/3

Cutting from the "Manchester Guardian", letter from H P Mody, attacking WSC's statements on India.

1 folio
08 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/4

Telegram from The Duchess of Atholl to WSC, on Union of Britain and India [UBI] Weekly Bulletin, containing letter from H P Mody, attacking WSC's views on India.

1 folio
28 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/5

Union of Britain and India [UBI] Weekly Bulletin, Volume 1 No. 10, including letter from H P Mody, attacking WSC's statements on India, reprinted from the "Manchester Guardian".

1 Pamphlet, pp.1-8
24 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/6-8

Letter from J Munro, Bangalore Trades Association to WSC, sending Joint Memorandum issued by the Bangalore Trade Association, the Bangalore Rate Payers' Association and the Anglo-Indian and Domiciled European Association, objecting to the proposed partial retrocession of the Civil and Military Station of Bangalore to the State of Mysore.

3 folios
05 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/9

Letter from the PS to WSC to J Munro, Bangalore Trades Association to WSC, Acknowledging receipt of Joint Memorandum issued by the Bangalore Trade Association, the Bangalore Rate Payers' Association and the Anglo-Indian and Domiciled European Association, objecting to the proposed partial retrocession of the Civil and Military Station of Bangalore to the State of Mysore [carbon].

1 folio
27 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/10

Letter from Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, Sackville College, East Grinstead to WSC, asking if he would be willing to meet the Nawabzada Muhammad Azim of Toru, who was taking an active part in Muslim opposition to the White Paper on Indian Constitutional Reform. Also congratulating him on "Life of Marlborough".

1 folio
20 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/225/11

Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, regretting that he was unable to met the Mawabzada Muhammad Azim of Toru to discuss Muslim opposition to White Paper on Indian Constitutional Reform, as he was going on a Mediterranean cruise [carbon].

1 folio
06 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/12

Letter from WSC to The Duchess of Atholl, thanks for letters and telegram about H P Mody [carbon].

1 folio
07 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/13

Letter from The Duchess of Atholl, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, to WSC, asking if he would be willing to meet the Nawabzada Muhammad Azim of Toru, to discuss Muslim opposition to the White Paper on Indian Constitutional Reform.

1 folio
06 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/14

Letter from WSC to The Duchess of Atholl, Blair castle, Blair Atholl, to WSC, regretting that he was not able to meet the Nawabzada Muhammad Azim of Toru, to discuss Muslim opposition to the White Paper on Indian Constitutional Reform [carbon].

1 folio
12 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/15

Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, on letter he had received from Sir John Reith, asking him to broadcast on India. Stating that the list of "opposition" speakers was "an outrage and our representation is so inadequate that I really scarcely know how to reply".

1 folio
14 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/16

Letter from WSC to [The Duke of Westminster], passing on report in visit to India by George Spencer Churchill [carbon].

1 folio
14 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/17

Letter from George Spencer Churchill, Piccadilly, London W1 to WSC, sending report on his visit to India.

1 folio
03 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/18

Letter from George Spencer Churchill, Northwick Park, Blockley, Gloucestershire, to WSC, on report on his visit to India, giving him permission to show it to the Duke of Westminster.

1 folio
03 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/19

Letter from WSC to George Spencer Churchill, Northwick Park, Blockley, Gloucestershire, praising his "brilliant" report on visit to India, asking for permission to show it to the Duke of Westminster [carbon].

1 folio
11 Aug 1934
CHAR 2/225/20-22

Letter from Mira Slade, Lancaster Gate, London W2, to WSC, on her work with Mahatma Gandhi. Asking for appointment to meet him to discuss her experiences in India "You may say 'Why - our points of view are poles asunder' That may be so, but we have one thing in common, a deep interest in India".

3 folios
10 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/23

Letter from WSC to Mira Slade, regretting that he was unable to meet her to discuss India. Stating that although he was strongly opposed to Gandhi's politics, he was "sincere admirer of the heroic efforts" he was making to improve the position of the depressed classes in India [carbon].

1 folio
21 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/24

Letter from Sir Henry Page Croft [later Lord Croft], Southwell Gardens, London SW7 to WSC, on opposition to White Paper on Indian Constitutional Reform.

1 folio
08 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/25

Telegram from WSC to Edward Russell, [later 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool], Morning Post, London, "Alas quite impossible" [for him to visit India] [copy].

1 folio
13 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/26-27

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer to WSC, enclosing cutting of letter to the "Morning Post", on effect s on British trade of Indian Constitutional Reform.

2 folios
24 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/28-31

Letter from Edward Russell, [later 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool], Morning Post, London to WSC, enclosing extracts from letter from correspondent in India, D Madhava Rao, suggesting that WSC should visit India.

4 folios
03 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/32

Letter from the PS to WSC, to the Secretary of the Mussalmans of the Civil and Military Station, Bangalore, acknowledging receipt of letter of 1 Oct [carbon].

1 folio
30 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/33-34

Letter from the Muslims of the Civil and Military Station, Bangalore, to WSC, enclosing printed memorandum protesting against the proposed partial retrocession of the Civil and Military Station of Bangalore to the State of Mysore.

3 folios
01 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/35

Letter from the PS to WSC to Sir Montagu Webb, acknowledging receipt of letter of 25 Oct [carbon].

3 folios
30 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/36-38

Letter from Sir Montagu Webb, Woking, Surrey to WSC, on the economic and financial state of India, enclosing two copies of preface to his book "India's Plight".

3 folios
25 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/39

List of refusals and acceptances for WSC's dinner for opponents of the India Bill.

1 folio
[Oct] 1934
CHAR 2/225/40

Secretarial note that letters from Mira Slade were to be carefully kept.

1 folio
1934
CHAR 2/225/41

Letter from Mira Slade, Lancaster Gate, London W2 to WSC, asking to see him, before she left London on 5 Nov to rejoin Mahatma Gandhi. Also commenting on her reception in the United States "the response was overwhelming".

1 folio
31 Oct 1934
CHAR 2/225/42

Letter from Mira Slade, Lancaster Gate, London W2 to WSC, thanks for letter of 21 Sep. Stating that her return to India had been unexpectedly postponed. Asking if she could see him at the beginning of November. Stating that the would be undertaking a lecture tour of the United States during October.

1 folio
30 Sep 1934
CHAR 2/225/43

Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer (later Lord Selborne), on opposition to Government policy on India [carbon].

1 folio
03 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/44-45

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer, Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 to WSC, enclosing annotated copy of his paper "A Sound Constitution for India: An Alternative to the White Paper".

2 folios
06 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/46

Letter from Lord Wolmer (later Lord Selborne), Chester Gate, London NW1 to WSC, on opposition to Government policy on India.

1 folio
07 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/47

Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer (later Lord Selborne), regretting that he could not attend meeting on India, because of engagement in his constituency [carbon].

1 folio
07 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/48-49

Letter from H A Gwynne, The Morning Post, London, to WSC, reporting on meeting to discuss opposition to Government policy on India.

1 folio
13 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/50

Telegram from WSC to Mary, Lady Minto, thanks for sending copy of her book "India, Minto and Morley" [copy].

1 folio
18 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/51

Letter from Mary, Lady Minto , Chelsea Park Gardens, London, SW3 to WSC, sending copy of her book, "India, Minto and Morley".

1 folio
[Nov] 1934
CHAR 2/225/52

Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne, Morning Post, thanks for sending summary of correspondence on India [carbon].

1 folio
19 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/53-57

Summary of correspondence between D Madhava Rao, Morning Post Correspondent in India, and H A Gwynne [typescript copy].

5 folios
Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/58-61

Letter from H A Gwynne, Morning Post to WSC, sending extract from correspondence with D Madhava Rao on Indian Constitutional Reform.

4 folios
20 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/62

Letter from Edward Russell, [later 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool], Assistant Editor, Morning Post, to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, returning letter from J Ellis Potter on India. Also asking if report on visit to India could be returned to George Spencer-Churchill.

1 folio
20 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/63-64

Letter from J Ellis Potter, Hall Santon, Holmbrook, Cumberland, to WSC, support for his opposition to Government policy on India.

2 folios
15 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/65

Letter from Violet Pearman PS to WSC to J Ellis Potter, Hall Santon, Holmbrook, Cumberland, thanks for letter of support to WSC for his opposition to Government policy on India [carbon].

1 folio
19 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/66

Letter from Violet Pearman PS to WSC to Edward Russell (later 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool), Morning Post, forwarding letter from J Ellis Potter on India, with suggestion that it should be published [carbon].

1 folio
19 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/67-69

Letter from Lord Wolmer (later Lord Selborne) to WSC, enclosing letters from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] and Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham] on opposition to Government policy on India.

3 folios
20 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/70

Note from "Ram Bux" on "Dominion Status in India".

1 folio
21 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/225/71

Letter from Sir Henry Page Croft (later Lord Croft), Southwell Gardens, London SW7 to WSC, stating that it was of "supreme importance" there should be no attack on Stanley Baldwin, at least before 4 December. Describing the Conservative party as "curious people, and loyalties are very deep seated". Recalling attacks on Baldwin in the press before meeting at Caxton Hall, at which every speech contained the words "Are we going to be dictated to by the press lords as to whom we shall choose as our leader?".

1 folio
21 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/72-73

Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne], stating that he had been wounded by speech by Wolmer in the House of Commons. "One of the first principles of a "band of brothers" is that they should not take points off one another, but indeed, on the other hand, help and defend each other" [carbon].

1 folio
23 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/74

Telegram from the [Duke of Westminster] to David Margesson, Government Chief Whip, asking about date of debate on the India Bill [copy].

1 folio
24 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/75-80

Letter from Henry, 2nd Lord Melchett, Mulberry House, Smith Square, London SW1 to WSC, supporting the report of the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform.

6 folios
22 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/81

Letter from Lord Wolmer (later Lord Selborne), Liss, Hampshire to WSC, commenting on Lord Melchett's decision to support Government policy on India. Stating that Melchett would have been well advised to wait for the decision of the India Princes, as if they were to turn down Federation it would have to be dropped "and he [Melchett] would them look particularly silly".

1 folio
25 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/82-83

Letter from H A Gwynne, Morning Post to WSC, enclosing circular letter from the Maharajah of Patiala on the attitude of the Princes to Indian Constitutional Reform.

1 folio
26 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/84

Letter from R J Minney (Finch Lane, London) to WSC, sending memorandum on opposition to the India Bill.

1 folio
27 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/85-89

Memorandum on opposition to the Report of the Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform [typescript, with handwritten annotations by WSC].

1 folio
[Nov] 1934
CHAR 2/225/90

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to George Spencer-Churchill, returning letter lent to WSC [carbon].

1 folio
28 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/91

Printed letter from Sir Henry Page Croft [later Lord Croft] on "The Origin of the Indian Reforms".

1 folio
[Nov] 1934
CHAR 2/225/92

Letter from Maurice Petherick MP to WSC, on his bet at odds of 6/4 that the India Bill would receive the Royal Assent in this Session of Parliament, and would include the establishment of the Federal System.

1 folio
29 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/93

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Maurice Petherick MP, on his bet with WSC at odds of 6/4 that the India Bill would receive the Royal Assent in this Session of Parliament, and would include the establishment of the Federal System [carbon].

1 folio
29 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/94

Letter from George Spencer-Churchill, Northwick Park, Blockley, Gloucestershire to WSC, on report on visit to India.

1 folio
29 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/95

Letter from The Nawabzada Mohammad Azim Khan of Toru to WSC, asking for appointment to discuss opposition to Government policy on India.

1 folio
30 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/96

Letter from Anthony Crosby MP to the PS to WSC [Violet Pearman], on bet with WSC that the India Bill would receive the Royal Assent in present session of Parliament.

1 folio
30 Nov 1934
CHAR 2/225/97

Letter from The Duchess of Atholl to WSC, on opposition to report of Joint Select Committee on Indian Constitutional Reform.

1 folio
[Nov] 1934
CHAR 2/225/98

Letter from Richard Law MP [later 1st Lord Coleraine] to the PS to WSC [Violet Pearman], on bet with WSC that the India Bill would be passed in the present Session.

1 folio
06 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/99-105

Letter from H Brightwell (a former Solicitor in Madras) to WSC, on his opposition to the Government policy on India, enclosing press cuttings.

7 folios
06 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/106-107

Letter from Jayendraray Bhagwanlal Durkal, Ahmenabad, India to WSC, supporting his opposition to Government policy on India.

2 folios
09 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/108-111

Letter from R P Lambert, Newton Abbot, Devon, to WSC, on opposition to Government policy on India.

4 folios
[Dec] 1934
CHAR 2/225/112

Telegram from Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough to WSC, regretting that his "humble opinion" on Indian policy did not warrant him voting against the Government.

1 folio
15 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/113-121

Letter from B V Phadke, Private Secretary to His Holiness Jagadguru Shree Shankaraharya, Bombay, India to WSC, on opposition to Government policy on India.

9 folios
18 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/122

Letter from WSC to Colonel Albert Goodman MP, thanks for sending copy of speech on opposition to the India Bill [carbon].

1 folio
28 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/123

Reprint from the "Islington Gazette", text of speech by Albert Goodman MP on his opposition to Government policy on India.

1 folio
18 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/225/124

Letter from Charles Hunter, Lairg, Scotland to WSC, on behalf of the Duke of Westminster, returning report [by George Spencer-Churchill on visit to India].

1 folio
[Dec] 1934
CHAR 2/225/125-128

Letter from Henry Page-Croft (later Lord Croft) to WSC, enclosing draft of letter to "B" on opposition to Government Policy on India.

4 folios
1934
CHAR 2/225/129-130

Cuttings from "The Times" on public health in India.

2 folios
1934
CHAR 2/225/131

List of members of the India Group, House of Lords [annotated typescript].

1 folio
1934