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CHAR 2/226 Public and Political: India Defence League.

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CHAR 2/226/1

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, asking for draft of his speech for proposed broadcast on India.

1 folio
09 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/226/2-3

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, stating that WSC could not consider broadcast on India for another fortnight [carbon, with handwritten note by WSC ].

1 folio
09 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/226/4

Circular letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, Chief Organiser, India Defence League, sending speakers notes [not retained].

1 folio
15 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/226/5

Letter from David Woodford, Press Representative, India Defence League, to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, stating that the Camberley Committee pamphlet was accurate and "useful propaganda for the support of the views of those opposed to the White Paper" on Indian Constitutional Reform.

1 folio
22 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/226/6

Letter from J Helsdon Burton, India Defence League, to WSC, asking if he would be willing to address the League's East Kent Group in Folkestone in March [annotated "regretted"].

1 folio
29 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/226/7-8

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to The Secretary, India Defence League, forwarding letter from A M Dunn, , who had a great deal of experience in India, and wished to obtain a job with the League [carbon].

2 folios
29 Jan 1934
CHAR 2/226/9

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, asking to be notified in advance if WSC intended to speak on India, so that he could advice the Press.

1 folio
01 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/10

Letter from Patrick Donner MP to WSC, reporting that he had sent telegrams to members of the India Defence League from Eastern constituency, reminding them of meeting. Also congratulating WSC on speech in House of Commons.

1 folio
09 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/11

Letter from WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, asking for "authoritative" statement on negotiations about the Behars, about the Mysore Tribute and the Bangalore Cantonment. Also on the report of the Davidson Committee, which gave advantages to the Indian Princes on their joining the Federation. Stating that he was most anxious to convince Lord Derby of the illicit pressure which was being brought to bear on the Princes [carbon].

1 folio
11 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/12

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, forwarding letter from a gentleman, whose information on India "would be very good" [carbon].

1 folio
13 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/13

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, to WSC, asking if he would be prepared to address meeting in Bristol in April.

1 folio
08 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/14

Copy of a letter from [Violet Pearman, Secretary to WSC] to [Hugh Orr-Ewing] Chief Organiser, India Defence League declining invitation to WSC to speak at Bristol because of the heavy pressure of his work. Unsigned carbon typescript.

1 folio
13 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/16

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter from Violet Pearman on H E B Catter. Also asking if he would be prepared to speak in Bristol in September.

1 folio
15 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/17

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, regretting that WSC would not be able to speak in Bristol in September [carbon].

1 folio
19 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/18

Letter from David Woodford, Press and Information Officer, India Defence League, to WSC, sending report on negotiations between the British Government and the Governments of Hyderabad and Mysore [not retained].

1 folio
19 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/19

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, to WSC, reporting meeting with H E P Catley, who had spent most of his life working as a journalist in India. Also on the possibility of WSC speaking in Bristol in September.

1 folio
20 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/20-29

Letter from David Woodford, India Defence League to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, sending notes on pressure being applied to the Indian Princes to accept Federation.

10 folios
20 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/30

Notice of meeting of the Executive Committee of the India Defence League.

1 folio
22 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/31

India Defence Committee notification that Sir Henry Page Croft (later Lord Croft) intended to move a Resolution in the House of Commons, calling attention to the Government of Ceylon [Sri Lanka], and urging that a Parliamentary Commission should go there to report. Asking members to attend.

1 folio
21 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/32-33

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, Chief Organiser, India Defence league, to WSC, enclosing draft of telegram of support to the first Branch of the League in India, asking WSC if he approved the text [annotated "agreed"].

2 folios
24 Feb 1934
CHAR 2/226/34-35

Telegram from Patrick Donner MP to WSC, asking for help in asking Parliamentary Question, asking the Secretary of State for India to publish full text of speech by Lord Brabourne at Bombay [two copies].

2 folios
02 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/226/36

Letter from WSC to Patrick Donner MP to WSC, draft of Parliamentary Question, asking the Secretary of State for India to publish full text of speech by Lord Brabourne at Bombay [carbon].

1 folio
02 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/226/37

Letter from W Woosnam, Barton on Sea, Hampshire to WSC, asking if he would send message of support to inaugural meeting of Branch of the India Defence League.

1 folio
16 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/226/38-40

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing to WSC, enclosing message of support to inaugural meeting of Barton on Sea Branch of the India Defence League.

3 folios
20 Mar 1934
CHAR 2/226/41-42

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, enclosing copy letter from F Lincoln Ralphs, editor, "The New University", Magazine of the National Union of Students, on the possibility of WSC or Rudyard Kipling contributing an article on the aims and purpose of the League.

2 folios
10 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/226/43

Letter from Miss E J Butcher, PS to Patrick Donner MP to WSC, on Donner's health, stating that although he was making a good recovery, his doctor had instructed him not to take up political work again until the beginning of June.

1 folio
11 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/226/44

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to The Secretary, Chelsea and District Group, India Defence League, regretting that WSC was unable to attend mass meeting on 27 Apr [carbon].

1 folio
13 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/226/45-47

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel H O Carroll, Hon. Secretary, Chelsea and District Group, India Defence League, asking if he would attend mass meeting at Chelsea Town Hall on 27 Apr, to be addressed by Lord Lloyd.

3 folios
04 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/226/48

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing to WSC, notification of meeting of Executive Committee of the India Defence League.

1 folio
28 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/226/49

Letter from John Courtauld, Grosvenor Square, London, to WSC, stating that he had sent copy of letter from Indian Princes to Stanley Baldwin.

1 folio
04 May 1934
CHAR 2/226/50

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, sending press cuttings on India [not retained].

1 folio
03 May 1934
CHAR 2/226/51

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, forwarding letter from Harriet Cooper, Gilbert Street, London, on "axing" of Indian Army Officers, asking for advice [carbon].

1 folio
07 May 1934
CHAR 2/226/52

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, stating that he had sent letter from Harriet Cooper on the Indian Army to Major General Sir Alfred Knox "whose advice on the subject will be of much greater value than my own".

1 folio
09 May 1934
CHAR 2/226/53

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, asking if he would be able to see Eric Hayward, Chairman of the Calcutta Branch of the League.

1 folio
02 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/54

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, thanks for sending three copies of "Indian Constitutional Reform". Asking for typescript of any Parliamentary Questions that WSC answered about the Indian Fiscal Convention [carbon].

1 folio
18 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/55

Letter from the PS to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter and cutting of 19 June.

1 folio
21 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/56-60

Press cuttings on WSC's Public Meeting in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, on Lancashire and India.

3 folios
21 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/61

Telegram from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, on arrangements for meeting at Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

1 folio
24 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/62

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, forwarding request for tickets for meeting in Manchester [carbon].

1 folio
22 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/63-65

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, to WSC, enclosing copy of letter from Alan Chorlton to the Secretary of the Cotton Trade League.

3 folios
22 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/66-67

Letter from Harold Robinson, India Defence League, Manchester Group, to WSC, on Lancashire trade with India.

2 folios
22 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/68-74

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to WSC, enclosing press cuttings from the Daily Express, Manchester Evening News and the Manchester Guardian on success of public meeting at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

7 folios
23 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/75-77

Memorandum by Waris Ameer Ali, "Note re Viceroy's Visit", on attempts to "coax or drive" the Indian Princes to accept the Federation plan.

3 folios
28 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/78

Letter from Patrick Donner MP, Prince's Gardens, London SW7 to WSC, invitation to spend weekend at Newtimber Place, Hassocks, Sussex. Also congratulating him on success of meeting on India in Manchester.

1 folio
29 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/79

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, sending WSC's account for stay at the Midland Hotel, Manchester. Asking him to check and return it [carbon].

1 folio
29 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/80

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, forwarding letter from W Steeple [carbon].

1 folio
29 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/81

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to W Steeple, acknowledging receipt of letter of 27 Jun, which had been forwarded to the India Defence League [carbon].

1 folio
29 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/82

Telegram from WSC to Patrick Donner, regretting that he could not accept weekend invitation [copy].

1 folio
30 Jun 1934
CHAR 2/226/83

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to The Manager, Midland Hotel, Manchester, querying bill for WSC's stay [carbon].

1 folio
04 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/84

Letter from India Defence League to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, on bill from Midland Hotel, Manchester for WSC's stay.

1 folio
02 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/85

Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter from W Steeple, which had been sent to organiser in Lancashire.

1 folio
04 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/86-87

Letter from S J Vacher, Resident Manager, Midland Hotel, Manchester to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, sending amended WSC's bill for stay.

2 folios
06 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/88

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, on resolution of Portsmouth Branch, and on amended bill from Midland Hotel, Manchester [carbon].

1 folio
07 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/89-90

Letter from Edward Russell (later 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool) to Patrick Donner, expressing his disgust that opponents of the Indian White Paper had deserted WSC in the Committee of Privileges debate [carbon].

2 folios
18 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/91-92

Letter from Patrick Donner MP to WSC, forwarding letter from Edward Russell (later Lord Russell of Liverpool), on desertion of WSC by opponents of the Indian White Paper. Also commenting on Russell's claim that in India, no other name except his counted for anything in the controversy, and that he proposed to show the letter to members of the India Defence League Executive.

2 folios
19 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/93

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, sending letter from the Sind Hindu Sabha, asking for comments [carbon].

1 folio
27 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/94

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Patrick Donner MP, thanks for sending WSC copies of correspondence with Edward Russell [carbon].

1 folio
24 Jul 1934
CHAR 2/226/15

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to H E B Catter, thanks for letter on India. Regretting that WS was unable to meet him, but had forwarded his letter to the India Defence League [carbon].

1 folio
13 Feb 1934