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CHAR 2/234/1

Letter from WSC's private secretary [Violet Pearman] to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, enclosing a letter [not present] to WSC from [Paul], Admiral Guepratte, and WSC's reply. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
01 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/2-3

Letter from WSC to [George Trevelyan] on how many letters he has of Edward Grey's [1st Lord Grey of Fallodon] for Trevelyan to use in his biography of Grey, and Grey's role as Foreign Secretary in resisting Germany in 1914. Unsigned copy.

2 folios
03 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/4

Letter from George Trevelyan (Hallington Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne) to WSC asking if he has any letters of Edward Grey [1st Lord Grey of Fallodon] which he can use in his biography of Grey, and whether WSC could write a few paragraphs on Grey for him and identify a pre-1906 photograph of himself and Grey. Manuscript.

1 folio
30 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/234/5

Letter from [Robert Boothby] (56-60 New Broad Street, London) to WSC enclosing an extract from the "Parliamentary Report" [CHAR 2/234/6].

1 folio
03 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/6

Extract from the "Parliamentary Report" of 21 December containing Boothby's speech in the House of Commons during the Adjournment Debate, calling for a clear explanation of the Government's economic and trade policy, and the purchase of coal-mining royalties, the improvement of city roads and housing for the poor. [Covering letter at CHAR 2/234/5]. Printed.

1 [4 p]
21 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/234/7

Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Ashfield [Chairman of the London Passenger Transport Board, earlier Albert Stanley] introducing A J Salisbury, who has "proposals of a technical character" to lay before him. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
08 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/8

Letter from WSC's private secretary [Violet Pearman] to Robert Boothby, enclosing a letter [not present] received by WSC from Rene Leon of New York, and asking for his comments. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
10 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/9

Letter from Joan Vickers (Noseley Hall, Leicester) to WSC, enclosing a letter [not present] from the Eton [Berkshire] Political Society, asking WSC to give them a lecture on India. Manuscript.

1 folio
13 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/10

Letter from A J Salisbury ("Northfield", Chartwell, Westerham, Kent) to Violet Pearman [WSC's private secretary] returning a letter from 1st Lord Ashfield [earlier Albert Stanley] which WSC sent him [CHAR 2/234/11] having given Salisbury an introduction to Ashfield, and confirming that he has an appointment with Ashfield.

1 folio
14 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/11

Letter from 1st Lord Ashfield [earlier Albert Stanley] (55 Broadway, Westminster [London]) to WSC confirming that he has made an appointment to see A J Salisbury.

1 folio
09 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/12-13

Letter from Sir John Simon [later 1st Lord Simon] (71 Addison Road, London) to WSC asking him to be the chief guest at the Spen Valley [Yorkshire] Chamber of Commerce biennial dinner.

2 folios
14 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/14

Letter from I S Richter (Theatrical Enterprises, Salmon Tower, 11 West 42nd Street, New York) to WSC, asking if he would consider a lecture tour in the United States.

1 folio
14 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/15-16

Letter from "Bob" [Robert Boothby] (The French House, Lympne, Kent) to WSC, explaining the Treasury case against [international currency] stabilisation, as "the dollar is hopelessly undervalued and the franc is hopelessly overvalued", and the position of the United States and France; the opinion of [Sir Frederick] Leith-Ross [Chief Economic Adviser to the Government] on the proper dollar-sterling rate. Manuscript.

2 folios
15 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/17-18

Letter from Denis Hyde [representing 2nd Duke of Westminster] (66 Brook Street [London]) to [Violet] Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] sending on a letter from the Chairman of the Wirral Peninsula Group Council of the Junior Imperial League, [CHAR 2/234/19] asking Westminster to invite WSC to address a meeting of the League in New Brighton [Cheshire].

2 folios
16 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/19

Letter from E J Wilson-Hughes, Chairman of the Wirral Peninsula Group Council of the Junior Imperial League (23a South Road, Prenton, Birkenhead [Cheshire]) to 2nd Duke of Westminster, President of the [?] Junior Imperial League asking him to invite WSC to speak at a meeting, and the Westminsters to host a fund-raising ball. Covering letter at CHAR 2/234/17-18.

1 folio
27 Dec 1934
CHAR 2/234/20

Letter from WSC to Sir John Simon declining his invitation to the Spen Valley [Yorkshire] Chamber of Commerce biennial dinner. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
17 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/21

Letter from WSC to [Joan Vickers], declining her invitation to speak at the Eton [Berkshire] Political Society. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
17 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/22

Statement by WSC dictated to the Press Association commenting on David Lloyd George's proposals [for a New Deal to aid economic recovery] as deserving "the closest attention", and refreshing "in contrast with the recent utterances of the deplorable politician who now maunders at the head of the Government" [Ramsay Macdonald]. Unsigned.

1 folio
18 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/23

Letter from Dorothy, Lady Gladstone [widow of 1st Lord Gladstone] (27 Chester Terrace [London]) to WSC, asking him to sign an enclosed appeal [not present] for funds in support of the "National Declaration". Manuscript.

1 folio
20 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/24

Copy of a telegram from WSC to [Bernard] Baruch in answer to Baruch's telegram confirming the details of the visit by the Lyttons [? 2nd Lord Lytton and Pamela, Lady Lytton, earlier Pamela Plowden] to New York and Washington [United States] and adding that "Randolph is in middle of scrimmage" [Randolph Churchill standing as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate in the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election]. Unsigned.

1 folio
21 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/25-26

Telegram from [Bernard] Baruch to WSC offering to arrange the visit by the Lyttons [? 2nd Lord Lytton and Pamela, Lady Lytton, earlier Pamela Plowden] to the United States Senate, commenting on David Lloyd George's New Deal policies being ill-received in the United States because of "slighting remarks regarding [Woodrow] Wilson and American war efforts" and hoping for a world trade revival as governments enlarge expenditure.

2 folios
19 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/27

Letter from 5th Lord Howe [earlier Lord Curzon] (35 Curzon Street, Mayfair [London]) signed by his secretary (M Colquhoun) to WSC apologizing for not being able to find an election agent [? for Randolph Churchill while standing as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate in the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election] as official agents are "too frightened to come forward owing to the fear of vengeance on the part of the official Party Organisation". He suggests asking Brendan Bracken's agent for help, but does not want his own name mentioned.

1 folio
22 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/28

Letter from WSC to Dorothy, Lady Gladstone [widow of 1st Lord Gladstone], declining to "subscribe to the propaganda" [in support of the National Declaration] as being "more likely to make for war than for peace". Unsigned copy.

1 folio
23 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/29

Letter from Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] (3 Chester Gate, Regent's Park [London]) to WSC thanking him for the weekend, when "We did good work under particularly enjoyable circumstances" and complimenting WSC on his "engineering works". Manuscript.

1 folio
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/30

Letter from WSC's Private Secretary [Violet Pearman] to I S Richter asking for further details about a lecture tour [which he has suggested WSC might carry out in the United States]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/31-32

Letter from "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Stornoway House, Cleveland Row, St James's [London]) to WSC, quoting from WSC's article in the News of the World ["My Life", part 12] on the break-up of the Coalition Government of [David Lloyd] George in 1922, which he intends to write about himself, and asking for details of the letter to the leader of the Conservative Party (Austen Chamberlain) which WSC then joined in and Chamberlain's reply. Beaverbrook gives his view that the Coalition Government was brought down by the public's fear of Lloyd George's Near East policy, aiding the Greeks against the Turks, and warns WSC that his narrative is not friendly to him, Lloyd George or [1st Lord] Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] but justifies [Andrew] Bonar Law. In a postscript, Beaverbrook asks whether WSC is writing anything about his dissatisfaction when Lloyd George went to Genoa [Italy] in 1922 to try and impose an Allied peace on Europe.

2 folios
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/33

Letter from WSC to the Secretary [George Godwin] of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, enrolling as a member of the Central Council for the year. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/34

Circular letter from George Godwin, Secretary of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, (Conservative Central Office, Palace Chambers, Westminster [London]) to Conservative MPs and Candidates, informing them that those wishing to be members of the Conservative Central Council must enrol at least 28 days before the Council Annual Meeting on 27 March.

1 folio
23 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/35

Circular memorandum from Patrick Donner, Honorary Secretary of the India Defence Parliamentary Committee, reminding Conservative MPs and Candidates that those wishing to be members of the Conservative Central Council must enrol before 27 February or else not be eligible to attend Council meetings or Conferences. He stresses the importance of "strong representation at Party meetings of those who are anxious as to the proposed India Reforms" [the proposed Indian constitution] and urges MPs to apply for membership on time.

1 folio
25 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/36

Letter from "O L L" [Oliver Locker-Lampson] (St Stephen's House, Westminster [London]) to WSC, saying that he "would have sent twenty people today but for the embargo the other end" [? in support of Randolph Churchill's campaign as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate at the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election, which was against the official party line] and adding that he is, however, sending 3 from London and 2 from Accrington [Lancashire].

1 folio
30 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/37

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Oliver Locker-Lampson, thanking him for his offer [to bring people to support Randolph Churchill's campaign as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate at the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election], but regretting that they cannot use his "young ladies".

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/38

Letter from 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] (61 Eccleston Square, [London]) to WSC, thanking him for the previous night's dinner and telling him that he will be speaking on the second day of the India debate and hopes WSC will be there to hear Winterton's references to his views; he looks forward to the debate and the "great jousts" they will all have. Manuscript.

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/39

Letter from [Violet Pearman] WSC's Private Secretary to Denis Hyde [representative of 2nd Duke of Westminster] informing him that WSC has spoken to the Duke about E J Wilson Hughes [Chairman of the Wirral Peninsula Group Council of the Junior Imperial League, Cheshire] and his request for WSC to speak at a League meeting; WSC has to decline, but hopes that Hughes's branch will take part in the election. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
01 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/40

Letter from Ruy Ennes Ulrich [Portuguese Ambassador to Great Britain] (Portuguese Embassy, London) to WSC, thanking him for his hospitality on the previous Wednesday.

1 folio
02 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/41

Letter from Sir Roger Keyes (Tingewick House, Buckingham), to WSC remarking on the cheek of some good friends in Keyes's constituency [Portsmouth, Hampshire] who have asked either him or WSC to do something for them; he is too busy on his writing, and sends their letter [not present] on to WSC. Manuscript.

1 folio
03 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/42

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Oliver Locker-Lampson, thanking him for his letter.

1 folio
04 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/43

Letter from Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] (3 Chester Gate, Regent's Park [London]) to WSC, with an enclosure [not present] which he wishes to have back in order to show it to Jim Salisbury [4th Lord Salisbury, earlier Lord Cranborne]. He has also written to Salisbury about Randolph Churchill and sent him a copy of Randolph's Election Address [Randolph Churchill was standing as an anti-India Bill Conservative Candidate in the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election].

1 folio
04 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/44

Letter from Rose Rosenberg [Personal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall]) to WSC, telling him the date of a meeting fixed with Sir Austen Chamberlain in the Prime Minister's room at the House of Commons which WSC referred to after [Prime Minister's] Questions.

1 folio
07 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/45-47

Letter from Norman Mitchell (576 Paisley Road West, Ibrox, Glasgow [Scotland]) to WSC on the Housing (Scotland) Bill and the adverse effects it would have on property owners by making them either improve their properties or sell to the local authorities.

3 folios
07 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/48

Letter from N Mayorsky, London correspondent, Pravda, Moscow [Soviet Union] (Room 713 East Wing, Bush House [London]) to WSC asking if he can come and talk to WSC.

1 folio
08 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/49

Copy of a telegram from WSC to 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] saying that he will be referring to him in the House of Commons that afternoon.

1 folio
11 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/50-54

Letter from John Fingland, of Fingland and Mitchell, house factors, property valuators and insurance agents (645 Govan Road, Govan, Glasgow [Scotland]) to WSC asking him to oppose the second reading of the Housing (Scotland) Bill as houses categorized as "unfit" are liable to be taken over compulsorily by the local authorities, or else owners will have to pay to re-condition their property, which has already suffered a severe drop in market value as a result of the proposed bill. He wants to see owners protected from victimisation and fairly compensated.

5 folios
11 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/55

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Robert Bernays [Liberal MP for Bristol (North), Gloucestershire] saying that he will be referring to Bernays in the House of Commons that afternoon. Unsigned.

1 folio
11 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/56-57

Letter from Donald Fergusson [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (Treasury Chambers, Whitehall) to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, returning a printed advertisement for "The Civilian War Sufferer" [CHAR 2/234/58] on the fight for First World War compensation claims. Fergusson explains what compensation has been given to claimants, and the current Government position on the issue.

2 folios
13 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/58

Printed advertisement for "The Civilian War Sufferer" on the fight for First World War compensation claims. [Originally enclosed with CHAR 2/234/56-57].

1 folio
[Jan] 1935
CHAR 2/234/59

Letter from Nevile Butler [Second Private Secretary to the Prime Minister] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall) to WSC, altering the time of a meeting between the Prime Minister [Ramsay Macdonald], WSC and Sir Austen Chamberlain.

1 folio
13 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/60

Letter from S G Soman, Chairman of the United Jewry Fellowship (Triumph House, 185-191 Regent Street, London) to WSC, acknowledging WSC's acceptance of their invitation to a banquet in honour of Colonel Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood] and his work for all minorities. Annotated by Violet Pearman [WSC's Private Secretary] saying that WSC is already engaged.

1 folio
13 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/61

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Lady Oxford [and Asquith, earlier Margot Asquith] thanking her for her letter. Unsigned.

1 folio
14 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/62

Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square [London]) to WSC, saying how much Henry [1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, earlier Herbert Asquith] would have enjoyed WSC's speech [against the India Bill at the close of its second reading] that afternoon: "Your policy? - no, but your speech - yes"; and also mentions a film-maker whom she has introduced to WSC. Manuscript.

1 Pencil
11 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/63-64

Letter from C W Bell (The Patch, Dormans Park, Surrey) to WSC, to whom he is sending a lampshade, as one of the few modern politicians not to have a drooping nose and moustache; he also congratulates WSC on his stand against the India Bill.

2 folios
14 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/65

Letter from Lionel Robbins [Professor of Economics at the University of London] (London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Aldwych, London) to WSC, with a book [not present] on economic conditions in the Soviet Union, edited by his colleague, Professor von Hayek.

1 folio
15 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/66-67

Letter from Otto Pickhardt (117 East 80th Street, New York [United States]) to WSC, congratulating both him on his broadcast on India on 29th January, and also Randolph Churchill [on his stand, supported by WSC, as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate in the Wavertree, Liverpool, by-election]. Pickhardt wonders if a lunch WSC had in New York with himself and others, including William Travers Jerome, when they discussed Jerome's political experiences, inspired some of WSC's ideas for the campaign.

2 folios
16 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/68

Letter from I S Richter, of I S Richter Theatrical Enterprises (Salmon Tower, 11 West 42nd Street, New York [United States]) to WSC detailing the terms of a lecture tour which he is offering WSC in America.

1 folio
19 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/69

Letter from Arthur Bateman [Conservative MP for North Camberwell, London] ("Mildenhall", 29 Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent) to WSC, asking him to fill in the Morning Post Test Vote.

1 folio
21 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/70-71

Letter from John Ford, of the Palestine Police, (22 St Stephen's Square, Bayswater [London]) to WSC, asking if he can come and visit him, having met him in Palestine in the previous year. Manuscript.

2 folios
19 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/72

Note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC asking him to fix a convenient date for [John Ford] to come and visit him.

1 folio
22 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/73

Copy of a letter from WSC to Arthur Bateman [Conservative MP for North Camberwell, London] replying to Bateman's request [that he should fill in the Morning Post Test Vote]; WSC suggests that they talk about it, but does not want to answer all the questions. Unsigned.

1 folio
23 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/74

Copy of the Morning Post Test Vote question form. Press cutting.

1 folio
20 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/75

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to S G Soman [Chairman of the United Jewry Fellowship] explaining that WSC is engaged for the evening of the banquet for Colonel Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood] after all and so cannot accept Soman's invitation to the banquet. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
23 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/76

Letter from Robert Forbes (P O Box 12, Brightwater [New Zealand]) to WSC, enclosing cuttings of his own correspondence in 1934 with the Nelson Evening Mail [New Zealand], [CHAR 2/234/77-90] on the Dardanelles Campaign. Manuscript.

1 folio
23 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/77-90

Press cuttings of Robert Forbes's correspondence with the Nelson Evening Mail [New Zealand] defending WSC's part in the Dardanelles Campaign. [Covering letter CHAR 2/234/76].

13 folios
24 Apr 1934 - 18 May 1934
CHAR 2/234/91

Letter from WSC to M N Mayorsky [London correspondent for Pravda], declining his request for an interview. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
25 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/92

Letter from Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood] (House of Commons) to WSC asking him not to break a social engagement [a banquet held by the United Jewry Fellowship]. Manuscript.

1 folio
25 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/93

Letter from WSC's Private Secretary [Violet Pearman] to Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood] explaining that WSC has a prior engagement and cannot attend Wedgwood's banquet. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
27 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/94

Letter from WSC's Private Secretary [Violet Pearman] to S G Soman [Chairman of the United Jewry Fellowship] explaining that WSC has a prior engagement and cannot attend Soman's banquet for Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
27 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/95

Letter from S G Soman [Chairman of the United Jewry Fellowship] (Triumph House, 185-191 Regent Street, London) to Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] arranging for WSC to pay a brief visit to his banquet [for Josiah Wedgwood, later 1st Lord Wedgwood].

1 folio
28 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/96

Letter from Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood] (House of Commons) to Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] arranging for WSC to pay a brief visit to S G Soman [Chairman of the United Jewry Fellowship]'s banquet in Wedgwood's honour. Manuscript.

1 folio
28 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/97

Letter from W H Stephenson [Managing Director and Managing Editor of the Southport Advertiser] (5 Park Crescent, Southport Lancashire]) to WSC, thanking him for his letter about the Oldham Standard [confirming that the Standard helped Stephenson's father, Sir Albert Stephenson, win the Oldham seat].

1 folio
28 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/98

Copy of a telegram from "R C" [Randolph Churchill] to "Macdonald", asking if there is a Conservative candidate [for the Wavertree, Liverpool, by-election], who the prominent local Conservatives are and whether they are split about the official Conservative candidate; he has no objection to Macdonald unofficially encouraging his adoption [as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate]. Unsigned.

1 folio
[Jan] 1935
CHAR 2/234/99

Letter from Mary, Lady Harcourt (1 Belgrave Place [London]) to WSC, asking him to act as a patron for a fund-raising event in aid of Westminster Hospital. Manuscript.

1 folio
[Feb] 1935
CHAR 2/234/100

Letter from WSC to Otto Pickhardt on Randolph Churchill's campaign [as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate at the Wavertree, Liverpool, by-election]: "Randolph made a very good fight at Wavertree, but he did not consult me about it beforehand and indeed dragged us all in at his tail". Unsigned copy.

1 folio
01 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/101

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to the News Editor of the Sunday Dispatch, enclosing a childhood drawing of WSC [not present] for use by the Sunday Dispatch in a series on famous people as they were. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
01 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/102

Note from Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, to WSC, asking if he will let the Sunday Dispatch have two photographs of himself for their "People as they were and as they are now" series.

1 folio
28 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/103

Note from WSC to [? Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC] directing a telegram to I S Richter, regretting that Richter's terms [for a lecture tour of the United States] are unacceptable.

1 folio
Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/104

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to I S Richter, explaining that WSC does not want to pursue the matter [of his lecture tour in the United States] further. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
02 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/105

Letter from Osborn Dan (Wateringbury Place, Wateringbury, Kent) to WSC, enclosing an agenda for a National Unionist Association meeting [CHAR 2/234/106]. Unsigned.

1 folio
02 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/106

Letter from H J Smith, Secretary and Agent of the Sevenoaks Division of Kent National Unionist Association, giving the date, agenda and tickets for the Association's annual general meeting. Printed.

1 folio
Feb 1935
CHAR 2/234/107

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to S G Soman [Chairman of the United Jewry Fellowship] making arrangements for WSC to attend Soman's banquet [for Josiah Wedgwood, later 1st Lord Wedgwood]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
02 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/108

Letter from WSC (Chartwell, Westerham, Kent) to the Editor of the Times [Geoffrey Dawson] correcting a mistake in the Times's report of one of his speeches [? on the India Bill]. Unsigned.

1 folio
04 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/109

Note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, confirming that the Times has received the enclosed correction [CHAR 2/234/110] to a mistake in its report of one of WSC's speeches [? on the India Bill].

1 folio
04 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/110

Letter from WSC to the Editor of the Times [Geoffrey Dawson] correcting a mistake in their report of one of his speeches [? on the India Bill]. Unsigned copy. [Covering note at CHAR 2/234/109].

1 folio
04 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/111

Note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, passing on a message from Lady Moyra Cavendish about WSC not having received her invitation to a dinner party for Robert Boothby.

1 folio
05 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/112

Letter from Lady Moyra Cavendish (55 Portland Place [London]) to WSC, asking him to a party for Robert Boothby and his parents, "as you started Bob Boothby on his upwards, or downwards, career". Manuscript.

1 folio
01 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/113-114

Telegram from I S Richter [of I S Richter Theatrical Enterprises] to WSC offering terms for 20 lectures in the United States.

2 folios
05 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/115

Letter from Keith Feiling (Christ Church [College], Oxford) to WSC, asking if he will be speaking in the House of Commons in the following week, so that Feiling's wife and daughter can come and listen to him.

1 folio
06 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/116

Letter from I S Richter, of I S Richter Theatrical Enterprises (Salmon Tower, 11 West 42nd Street, New York [United States]) to WSC, confirming his offer of terms for 20 lectures in the United States.

1 folio
08 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/117

Copy of a telegram from WSC to I S Richter [of I S Richter Theatrical Enterprises] informing him that there is no prospect of his doing a lecture tour of the United States for this year, and that he would have to consult his usual agents Alber and Wickes [Platform Services] first. Unsigned.

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/118

Telegram from Parnassian [for I S Richter] to WSC, asking him to send them his minimum terms [for the lecture tour of the United States].

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/119

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to Sir Roger Keyes, returning a letter [not present] from the Town Clerk of Plymouth [Devon] and saying that WSC is too busy to comply with their wishes. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/120

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to Osborn Dan, thanking him for his letter of the 2nd March. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/121

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to A J Sylvester [Private Secretary to David Lloyd George], asking if he can send WSC a copy of a letter of 1922 in which WSC joined, at Lloyd George's request. The letter was from members of the Conservative Party, to the leader of the Conservatives, Austen Chamberlain, "assuring him that the signatories would gladly retire from the [Coalition] Government and support a Conservative Administration ... from the outside". Unsigned copy.

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/122

Letter from A J Sylvester [Private Secretary to David Lloyd George], (The Office of David Lloyd George, Thames House, Millbank, London) to Violet Pearman, [Private Secretary to WSC] acknowledging receipt of her letter of 9th March.

1 folio
12 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/123

Letter from Rene Leon (40 Wall Street, New York [United States] to WSC, enclosing an article [not present], and commenting on the importance in the United States of the general stabilization of currencies, and regretting that Neville Chamberlain does not seem to share that view, as this results in a lack of Anglo-American co-operation.

1 folio
12 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/124

Letter from Josiah Wedgwood [later 1st Lord Wedgwood] (House of Commons Library) to WSC, thanking him for coming to the banquet held in Wedgwood's honour: "I just saw again all those 30 years of good and bad that have tied me to you for ever". Manuscript.

1 folio
13 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/125

Note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, enclosing a draft copy of Edward Spears's Bill to amend the Vagrancy Act [CHAR 2/234/126] and containing a note dictated by Spears explaining the history of the Bill, and asking WSC to back it. Annotated by Violet Pearman (16 March) that WSC thought he would not be able to do so.

1 folio
15 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/126

Draft of a Bill to amend the Vagrancy Act. [Covering letter at CHAR 2/234/125]. Printed.

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/234/127

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Osborn Dan, asking him to lunch.

1 folio
15 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/128

Letter from Osborn Dan (Wateringbury Place, Wateringbury, Kent) to WSC, accepting his invitation to lunch at Chartwell.

1 folio
15 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/129

Letter from WSC to Mary, Lady Lloyd, thanking her for her letter and support [for WSC's election campaign in Essex]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
16 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/130

Letter from "Bob" [Robert Boothby] (House of Commons) to WSC, apologizing for "that bloody dinner" [given by Lady Moyra Cavendish for Boothby], and adding in a postscript that "Basil Murray is, notoriously, mad". Manuscript.

1 folio
18 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/131

Letter from I S Richter, of I S Richter Theatrical Enterprises (Salmon Tower, 11 West 42nd Street, New York [United States]) to WSC, agreeing to defer the matter [of WSC's lecture tour of the United States] until the following year.

1 folio
18 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/132

Letter from Oswald Frewen (Brede Place, Sussex) to WSC, asking him to speak at "your own daughter", the Royal Naval Staff College at Greenwich. Manuscript.

1 folio
18 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/133

Letter from Archibald Colquhoun (National Club, 12 Queen Anne's Gate [London]) to WSC, thanking him for a ticket to the House of Commons. Manuscript.

1 folio
22 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/134

Letter from WSC to Basil Murray, thanking him for his letter which "entirely removes from my mind any disagreeable impressions of the incident" [at Lady Moyra Cavendish's dinner for Robert Boothby]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
23 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/135

Letter from WSC to Oswald Frewen, regretting that he does not have time [to speak at the Royal Naval Staff College]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
23 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/136

Letter from WSC to Frederick Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] enclosing a memorandum [not present] from E Hammond Foot [on the development of air defence with anti-aircraft guns]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
23 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/137

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to Frederick Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] enclosing a letter [not present] from James Entwistle. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
25 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/138

Letter from Sir Stanley Machin, Chairman of the City Carlton Club (Cleeve, Oatlands, Weybridge [Surrey]) to WSC, asking him to lunch at the club. Manuscript.

1 folio
27 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/139

Letter from A J Sylvester [Private Secretary to David Lloyd George] (The Office of David Lloyd George, Thames House, Millbank, London) to Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] on possibly having found the letter [from various Conservative members of Lloyd George's Coalition Government, including WSC, to Austen Chamberlain, the Conservative leader, in 1922] which WSC wanted.

1 folio
28 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/140

Letter from Lilian Buck, Private Secretary to Randolph Churchill (the May Fair Hotel, Berkeley Street [London]) to Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing a letter to WSC from 8th Duke of Atholl [earlier Lord Tullibardine]. [Letter enclosed at CHAR 2/234/141-142].

1 folio
29 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/141-142

Letter from 8th Duke of Atholl [earlier Lord Tullibardine] (98 Elm Park Gardens [London]) to WSC on the political situation in East Perthshire [Scotland] between the outgoing Conservative MP, Lord Scone and the Liberal activist and possible candidate Francis Norie-Miller, and the bad effect it would have, both on Randolph Churchill and "Kitty" [Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, and MP for Kinross and Western] if Randolph Churchill also stood as a candidate.

1 folio
21 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/143-144

Letter from Sir Graham Greene (Hanover Court, Hanover Square [London]) to WSC, asking on behalf of Sir Maurice Hankey whether he can send someone to look through WSC's papers, to try and find a letter sent by Hankey to WSC in 1914, which suggested that Sir Percy Girouard should head an Emergency Armaments Committee. Manuscript.

2 folios
29 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/145

Letter from WSC to Rene Leon, thanking him for his article. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
30 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/234/146

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to Leo Amery, enclosing a circular [CHAR 2/235/8-17] which WSC received from the Dominion Party of South Africa. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
31 Mar 1935