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CHAR 2/235 Public and political: general: correspondence.

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CHAR 2/235/1

Newspaper cutting on rowdy scenes at 2 of Randolph Churchill's political meetings in Toxteth, Liverpool.

1 folio
[Apr] 1935
CHAR 2/235/2

Letter from WSC to Sir Graham Greene, on the letter [from Sir Maurice Hankey to WSC in 1914] which Hankey and Greene wish to find, and excusing himself from searching his papers for it unless it is very important. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
01 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/3

Letter from WSC to Robert Forbes, thanking him for his press cuttings on the Dardanelles Campaign from the Nelson Evening Mail [New Zealand] and sending him Sir Roger Keyes's account of the campaign, as being more favourable than that of the Editor of the Nelson Evening Mail. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
04 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/4

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to A J Sylvester [Private Secretary to David Lloyd George] arranging a meeting between him and WSC on 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. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
04 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/5-6

Letter from Leo Amery (112 Eaton Square [London]) to WSC, commenting on a memorandum on British Nationality in South Africa sent to WSC by the South African Dominion Party; he explains the distinction between British nationality and local citizenship, and the South African Government's dislike of the words "British" and "subject", preferring to use "common status"; the situation is compared with that in Ireland and Eamon De Valera's refusal to recognise rights for British subjects from elsewhere, or to have Irishmen described as British subjects when in Britain.

2 folios
05 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/7

Letter from H D White, Secretary of the Cape Peninsula Council, Dominion Party of South Africa (411-412 Exchange Building, 28 St Georges' Street, Cape Town) to WSC, enclosing a memorandum on British Nationality in the Union of South Africa [CHAR 2/235/8-17].

1 folio
06 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/235/8-17

Memorandum from H D White, Secretary, Cape Peninsula Council, Dominion Party of South Africa (411-412 Exchange Building, 28 St George's Street, Cape Town) to WSC, on British Nationality within the Union of South Africa, and South Africans' fears that changes could be made in their status, being made "Union nationals" instead of "British subjects". Significant passages marked. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/7.

10 folios
06 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/235/18

Letter from Sir Roger Keyes (Tingewick House, Buckingham) to WSC, enclosing a letter from the Portsmouth [Hampshire] Brotherhood [CHAR 2/235/19]. Manuscript.

1 folio
06 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/19

Letter from Eric Ward (67 Commercial Road, Portsmouth [Hampshire]) to Sir Roger Keyes, asking him if he can persuade WSC to speak at a meeting of the Portsmouth Brotherhood. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/18. Manuscript.

1 folio
03 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/20

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to Brendan Bracken, enclosing a letter [not present] from [? Robert] Seton, on the Roman Catholic view of politics. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
09 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/21

Letter from WSC to Leo Amery, thanking him for answering his query [about a memorandum sent by the South African Dominion Party on British nationality and local citizenship]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
10 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/22

Letter from Harry Smolka [later Harry Smollett], London Editor of the Neue Freie Presse (Printing House Square, [London]) to WSC, asking him for an interview or a statement on the strong British reaction that there would be against aggression in Europe.

1 folio
11 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/23

Letter from "Freddie" [Frederick Guest] (19 Berkeley Street [London]) to WSC, asking him to withdraw his opposition to 9th Lord De La Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst] being put up for membership of the Other Club, as Walter Elliot has already invited De La Warr to join; Guest also encloses 2 letters which he is sending to the Sunday Dispatch and the Daily Telegraph [CHAR 2/235/24-27, and 28-30].

1 folio
11 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/24-27

Letter from [Frederick Guest] to the Sunday Dispatch, commenting on their story "The War of 1938" and on the threat from Germany and the need for a stronger foreign policy. Unsigned copy. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/23.

4 folios
11 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/28-30

Letter from [Frederick Guest] to the Daily Telegraph, on the need for a strong foreign policy, and on the false sense of security on relative British and German air strength. Unsigned copy. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/23.

3 folios
11 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/31

Letter from WSC to [Frederick Guest], thanking him for the copies of his letters [to the Sunday Dispatch and Daily Telegraph on the need for a strong foreign policy and on relative British and German air strength], although he does not agree that Germany has 10,000 [airplanes]. WSC also agrees to drop his opposition to 9th Lord De La Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst] [being put forward for membership of the Other Club]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
13 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/32

Letter from "Freddie" [Frederick Guest], (6 Street's Mews, Aldford Street, [London]) to WSC, thanking him for dropping his opposition to 9th Lord De La Warr [earlier Lord Buckhurst] [being put forward for membership of the Other Club]. Manuscript.

1 folio
[14] [Apr] 1935
CHAR 2/235/33

Letter from Harry Smolka [later Harry Smollett] London Editor of the Neue Freie Presse (Printing House Square [London]) to WSC, asking him for an interview or a statement on the strong British reaction that there would be against aggression in Europe. Copy of CHAR 2/235/22.

1 folio
15 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/34

Letter from Ralph Wigram [Counsellor at the Foreign Office] (15 North Street, [London]) to WSC, regretting that he was unable to come and talk to him [about German air strength], but adding that "at last the matter was going to be taken up seriously". Manuscript.

1 folio
16 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/35

Letter from [Violet Pearman] Private Secretary to WSC, to [Harry Smolka, later Harry Smollett], London Editor of the Neue Freie Presse, denying that WSC had ever granted an interview to Pravda. Unsigned copy. Annotated by [Violet Pearman] that Smolka's original letter [asking for an interview] had been sent to WSC by mistake, but that he would still like WSC to give him an interview.

1 folio
16 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/36

Letter from WSC to Sir Stanley Machin, thanking him for his invitation [to the City Carlton Club], but leaving it "on the hob", and adding that in the future it might be very useful for him to make a speech in the City. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
17 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/37

Letter from Sir Vincent Baddeley [Deputy Secretary, Admiralty] (the Admiralty, Whitehall) to WSC, asking if he would like to have the pane of glass from the window of the dismantled Admiralty Yacht "Enchantress", which was engraved with his arms.

1 folio
17 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/38-39

Letter from Osborn Dan (Wateringbury Place, Wateringbury, Kent) to WSC, on his attempt to make the Sevenoaks [Kent] Unionist Association withdraw support from their local Conservative MP [Sir Edward Hilton Young, later 1st Lord Kennet] in the event of his voting for the third reading of the India Bill, and enclosing copies of his correspondence [not present] with local officials.

2 folios
18 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/40-41

Letter from Patrick Donner (Queen's Gate Nursing Home) to WSC, thanking him for his kind enquiries during his attack of appendicitis. He regrets that he is out of the battle [over the India Bill], suggests that he should draw up a list of his routine jobs for somebody else to take on, and tells Churchill how much it has meant to fight beside him in the India Defence League. Manuscript.

2 folios
20 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/42

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Patrick Donner, congratulating him on his recovery [from appendicitis] and forbidding him to think of business [for the India Defence League].

1 folio
24 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/43

Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Vincent Baddeley [Deputy Secretary, Admiralty], thanking him for his offer of the pane of glass from the dismantled Admiralty yacht, the Enchantress, engraved with WSC's arms, but regretting that he has nowhere to put it, so cannot accept. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
24 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/44

Copy of a letter from WSC to Edward Marsh [Secretary to J H Thomas, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs], enclosing a letter [on Protectorates, see CHAR 2/235/59-61] from J G Hooper, Natal [South Africa], which has worried him, and giving Marsh permission to show it to his chief. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
24 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/45

Letter from WSC to Osborn Dan, returning Dan's correspondence [with his local Conservative officials, not present] and asking him to keep in touch. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
24 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/46

Letter from "Eddie" [Edward Marsh, Secretary to J H Thomas, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] (Dominions Office [London]) to WSC, assuring him that "J H" [Thomas] will give him an answer to the letter on the Protectorates [sent to WSC by J G Hooper, Natal, South Africa] as soon as he is back, which should reassure WSC. Manuscript.

1 folio
26 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/47

Letter from Osborn Dan (Wateringbury Place, Wateringbury, Kent) to WSC, thanking him for his offer of assistance, and adding that he had been much impressed by WSC's view of foreign affairs, and of the steady drift towards trouble which had been going on during the past two years.

1 folio
27 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/48

Telegram from 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] to WSC, thanking him for the "remarkable article coming from such a source" [by the Daily Telegraph's Diplomatic Correspondent, Victor Gordon-Lennox, on German air strength], and hoping to see him in the House of Commons to discuss the forthcoming debate.

1 folio
27 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/49

Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Tyrrell, asking him to lunch as Tyrrell wishes to talk to him, and saying that: "There seems to be now the kind of crisis that there was in 1911, with the difference that we then had three years to put the fleet in readiness whereas I greatly fear that modern conditions will allow us only a much shorter interval in the Air". Unsigned copy.

1 folio
28 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/50

Letter from 1st Lord Tyrrell (Chesham House, Chesham Place [London]) to WSC, saying how much he wants to talk to him, and will be delighted to come to lunch; he adds that he thinks the crisis of 1911 child's play compared to the present one, and that he misses in the past and present a First Lord of all the Seas. Manuscript.

1 folio
29 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/51

Letter from Nevile Butler [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Ramsay MacDonald], acknowledging receipt of WSC's letter and memorandum [on air strength].

1 folio
29 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/52

Letter from Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet], (Offices of the Cabinet, 2 Whitehall Gardens), thanking WSC for his memorandum on the German Air Position.

1 folio
29 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/53-54

Letter from WSC to [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth], saying that he finds it very difficult to follow Rothermere's line, since he has shown the danger of German air power for the last 2 years, but now that it has been admitted, comes out with "fulsome praise of the Ministers responsible" and at the same time quotes fantastic figures about the air, depriving himself of the credit which would otherwise be due to him. WSC then reproaches Rothermere for weakening his position, by his support for the Government, on both air power and the India Bill, which both he and Rothermere think will be disastrous. He "cannot conceive what result...will follow from these extraordinary policies except injury to the influence of the Daily Mail, and confusion in the national council". Unsigned copy.

2 folios
29 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/55

Letter from Ramsay MacDonald [Prime Minister] (10 Downing Street, Whitehall) to WSC, thanking him for giving warning of the questions he proposes to put [in the House of Commons] and saying that he sees no difficulty in having a full discussion of WSC's proposed subjects.

1 folio
29 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/235/56

Letter from "Eddie" [Edward Marsh, Secretary to J H Thomas, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs], enclosing a statement by Thomas and a letter on the British Protectorates in South Africa [see CHAR 2/235/57-58 and CHAR 2/235/59-61].

1 folio
02 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/57-58

Extract from the Official Report on the statement by J H Thomas, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, confirming the Government's pledges to consult the native and white populations of the Protectorates before their transfer to the Union of South Africa. [Covering letter CHAR 2/235/56].

2 folios
30 Apr 1934
CHAR 2/235/59-61

Letter from J G D Hooper (204 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa] to WSC, on the Status Bill designating the British in the Union of South Africa as "Nationals", and on the British Protectorates of Basutoland [later Lesotho], Swaziland and Bechuanaland [later Botswana], which should belong to the natives, being handed over by the British Government to the Union of South Africa. [Covering letter CHAR 2/235/56]. Manuscript.

3 folios
29 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/235/62

Letter from Oliver Locker Lampson (St Stephen's Club, Westminster [London]) to WSC, asking if he would remember their conversation [about Locker-Lampson becoming a columnist for the Sunday Times] when talking to 1st Lord Camrose [Editor- in-Chief of the Sunday Times, earlier Sir William Berry]. Manuscript.

1 folio
02 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/63

Letter from Ava Wigram [later Ava, Lady Anderson, then Ava, Lady Waverley] (Southease Farm, Lewes, Sussex] to WSC, looking forward to when he and CSC are coming to lunch to meet Baron Amaury La Grange [head of the French Aviation Mission to Washington, United States, 1935], and thanking him for his kindness to herself and Ralph Wigram. Manuscript.

1 folio
02 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/64-65

Letter from 1st Lord Tyrrell (Chesham House, Chesham Place [London]) to WSC, explaining that he has to go to Paris where his wife is ill, and so will miss seeing WSC. He adds that the speech of the Prime Minister [Ramsay MacDonald] proves that he cannot tackle the situation [German air strength], and that the only speeches worth listening to [in the air debate] were WSC's and Sir Austen Chamberlain's. Manuscript.

2 folios
03 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/66

Copy of a telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Tyrrell, regretting his absence, and sending his hopes for [Margaret], Lady Tyrrell's recovery.

1 folio
03 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/67

Letter from Ralph Wigram (Southease Farm, Lewes, Sussex) to WSC, congratulating him on his speech [on German air strength], hoping that it will make the Government push on faster with the air programme, and adding that such speeches are "far more likely to lead to the preservation of peace than all the 'imploring' of Germany with which I regret to see that even the debate of yesterday was ended". Manuscript.

1 folio
03 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/68

Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Layton [Editor of the Economist] enclosing correspondence [? on WSC giving an interview to Nicolas Mayorski, London correspondent of Pravda] with Arthur Cummings [Political Editor, News Chronicle]; WSC adds that he leaves it to Layton and Cummings to put [? a mistake about himself and Mayorski] right. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
05 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/69

Letter from Frederick Guest (6, Street's Mews, Aldford Street [London]) to WSC, enclosing an article [not present] from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth]; he adds that he has seen the [Daily Telegraph] article [on German air strength], and says that "we are getting left further and further behind". Manuscript. Annotated: "Translation returned at request 7.5.35.".

1 folio
04 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/70

Letter from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (14 Stratton House, Piccadilly, London) to WSC, enclosing a copy of a letter, with translation, from Adolf Hitler [see CHAR 2/235/71-78 and CHAR 2/235/79-86].

1 folio
08 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/71-78

Translated copy of a letter from Adolf Hitler (Berlin [Germany]) to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth], on his commitment to an Anglo-German understanding, and the cost to Germany and Britain of the First World War, which "left behind a legacy of prejudice and passion" which threatens to sabotage the future consolidation of Europe. He describes an Anglo-German understanding, which he has worked for over the last 15 years, as "the most decisive contribution to the pacification of the world", especially if joined by the United States, and thanks Rothermere for his help in supporting this understanding. [Covering letter CHAR 2/235/70, original copy CHAR 2/235/79-86].

8 folios
03 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/79-86

Copy of a letter from Adolf Hitler (Berlin [Germany]) to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth], on his commitment to an Anglo-German understanding, and the cost to Germany and Britain of the First World War, which left behind a legacy of prejudice which threatens to sabotage the future consolidation of Europe. He describes an Anglo-German understanding, which he has worked for over the last 15 years, as the most decisive contribution to the pacification of the world, especially if joined by the United States, and thanks Rothermere for his help in supporting this understanding. [Covering letter CHAR 2/235/70, translation CHAR 2/235/71-78].

8 folios
03 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/87

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to J G D Hooper, enclosing [extracts of Government statements on the future of the Protectorates in South Africa, see CHAR 2/235/57-58], and assuring him that there has been no change. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
09 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/88

Letter from Ava Wigram [later Ava, Lady Anderson, then Ava, Lady Waverley] (15 North Street, Westminster [London]) to WSC, enclosing a letter [not present] from Baron Amaury La Grange [head of the French Aviation Mission to Washington, United States, 1935], but saying that she thinks it would be better if WSC delayed going to Paris [France] until Pierre Flandin [the French Prime Minister, injured in a car accident] was fit to arrange things for him. In a postscript, she adds that she will let WSC know when she hears how Flandin is. Manuscript.

1 folio
10 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/89

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken], enclosing a letter and memorandum [not present]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
10 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/90

Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth], thanking him for sending a copy of a letter from Adolf Hitler, commenting that an understanding with Germany to dominate Europe would be contrary to the whole of British history, and comparing this with the fable of the jackal who went hunting with the tiger. WSC adds that "a reasonable answer to Hitler would be that his plans of an Anglo-German understanding would be most agreeable provided they included France and gave fair consideration to Italy." Unsigned copy.

1 folio
12 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/91

Note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC], to WSC, enclosing correspondence and a booklet [from H Midwood, see CHAR 2/235/92-95].

1 folio
13 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/92

Post card from H Midwood ("Santosam") (100 Piccadilly [London]) to WSC, asking if he has received the copy of Midwood's book "Money the Jester" which he had sent to him. Manuscript. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/91.

1 folio
08 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/93

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to H Midwood, explaining that WSC did not acknowledge the receipt of Midwood's book, "Money the Jester", as he never received it. Unsigned copy. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/91.

1 folio
10 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/94

Letter from H Midwood (Cheltenham House Limited, Private Hotel, 9 and 11, Holland Road, Hove, Sussex), enclosing a copy of his booklet "Money the Jester" [see CHAR 2/235/95] and listing all the libraries which now have copies of it. Manuscript. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/91.

1 folio
11 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/95

A copy of the booklet "Money the Jester", by "Santosam" [H Midwood], on the world economy. Covering letters at CHAR 2/235/91 and CHAR 2/235/94.

1 folio
Mar 1935
CHAR 2/235/96

Letter from Oliver Locker Lampson (St Stephen's House, Westminster [London]) to WSC, thanking him for his promise to see 1st Lord Camrose [Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times, earlier Sir William Berry, about Locker Lampson becoming a columnist for the Sunday Times]. Locker Lampson then asks WSC to write a recommendation to publicise the magazine "Armchair Science", which he is now helping with.

1 folio
13 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/97

Letter from 1st Lord Camrose [Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph, earlier Sir William Berry], to WSC, regretting that he cannot use Oliver Locker Lampson as a columnist in the Sunday Times, as he is already partially committed to John Buchan [later Lord Tweedsmuir]. Camrose adds that the dropping of Locker Lampson's work from the Daily Mail and Evening News had nothing to do with the trouble between Camrose himself and 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth]. Camrose then says that WSC can rely upon him to do all that he can in regard to air parity, and that the Daily Telegraph has kept well up with the subject.

1 folio
14 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/98

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to H Midwood, acknowledging receipt of Midwood's letter, and the copy of his booklet "Money the Jester". Unsigned copy.

1 folio
15 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/99

Letter from [Violet Pearman], Private Secretary to WSC, to Oliver Locker Lampson, enclosing a letter [on Locker Lampson wanting to write for the Sunday Times, see CHAR 2/235/97] from 1st Lord Camrose [Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times, earlier Sir William Berry]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
15 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/100

Letter from Oliver Locker Lampson (St Stephen's House, Westminster [London]) to WSC, thanking him for his trouble [in asking 1st Lord Camrose, Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times, earlier Sir William Berry, if Locker Lampson could become a columnist for the Sunday Times], and regretting that Camrose is already committed.

1 folio
16 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/101

Letter from WSC to [Oliver Locker Lampson], explaining that he is reluctant to write a letter publicising the magazine "Armchair Science", as it would look as if he had done it for money. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
17 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/102

Letter from WSC to [Dino Grandi], the Italian Ambassador to Great Britain, explaining that after reading the Duce [Benito Mussolini]'s speech, there would not be much use in their discussing the point WSC had in mind, as Mussolini had evidently already considered it. However, WSC would be willing to talk to Grandi, if it would be any use, matters having "now reached a point where quite definite decisions have been taken". Unsigned copy.

1 folio
16 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/103

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, agreeing with his reaction to a speech.

1 folio
18 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/104

Telegram from Sir Abe Bailey to WSC, saying that the letter is too late as "he [unknown] is committed position serious internally".

1 folio
17 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/105

Letter from 1st Lord Tyrrell (Chesham House, Chesham Place [London]) to WSC, thanking him for letting him see the enclosed [WSC's memorandum on German air strength, not present], which confirms Tyrrell's own information, even though he has been told by a minister that Britain could beat the German air force. Tyrrell adds that listening to WSC is a tonic, as his "love of country &courage are exceedingly refreshing, though perhaps 'demode'!". Manuscript.

1 folio
21 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/106-107

Letter from Dame [Fanny] Lucy Houston (S Y Liberty, Sandbanks, Dorset) to WSC, telling him that if Stanley Baldwin is to be Prime Minister, WSC must insist upon the Government being Conservative, as it was the Conservatives who put Baldwin into power. She adds that the "Government have now discovered what you have been telling them for the last four, or five years, and are actually patting themselves on the back for it".

2 folios
23 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/108

Copy of a telegram from WSC to George Lansbury, [Leader of the Labour Party], asking if he would let the Conservative opposition to the India Bill have the wind up [to the 3rd reading of the bill], which WSC would do himself.

1 folio
23 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/109

Letter from George Lansbury, [Leader of the Labour Party], (House of Commons) to WSC, regretting that he cannot [let the Conservative opposition to the India Bill have the wind up to the 3rd reading of the bill], as it is important that his party should keep its rights as the Opposition. Manuscript.

1 folio
23 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/110

Telegram from WSC to George Lansbury, [Leader of the Labour Party], thanking him for his letter, and regretting that Lansbury cannot [let the Conservative opposition to the India Bill have the wind up to the 3rd reading of the India Bill].

1 folio
25 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/111

Letter from WSC to Dame [Fanny] Lucy Houston, thanking her for her letter, but fearing that it would not be much use insisting upon the next Government being Conservative, as the majority of MPs think that they will do better in the forthcoming election under the title "National"; he has already stated publicly that he will stand as Conservative and National himself. WSC adds that he is "pleased to have played a useful part in warning the Government of the growth of the German air force", though he is sorry that they did not take his advice in time, and says that he hopes Randolph Churchill will be back in time to fight the election. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
25 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/112

Copy of a telegram from WSC to Oliver Locker Lampson, congratulating him on his resolution, and adding that "so few have courage to tell the truth".

1 folio
29 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/113-114

Letter from Sir James Crichton-Browne (45 Hans Place [London]) to WSC, having seen that WSC is to have a part in the production of a film on "The Conquest of the Air", and wanting to draw his attention to a book on aviation by Professor [James] Bell Pettigrew, published some 40 years before. Manuscript.

2 folios
28 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/115

Letter from Charles Clarke, Manager (Kings Theatre, Southsea [Hampshire]) to WSC, commenting on an article by WSC in the Daily Mail on electoral reform ["Election Ahead"] and enclosing 2 letters of his own [not present] on the subject.

1 folio
29 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/116

Letter from R Geoghegan, retired Treasurer, North West Hampshire Conservative Association (Normanhurst, Basingstoke [Hampshire]) to WSC, explaining that as the MP for Basingstoke, Henry Drummond-Wolff, will not be contesting the seat in the next election, the Association have chosen Patrick Donner to be their new candidate; however, Conservative Head Office have tried to put in their own candidate, Sir Francis Lindley, instead, and Geoghegan asks for WSC's help in the matter. Manuscript.

1 folio
30 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/117

Letter from Patrick Donner (22 Prince's Gardens [London]) to WSC, enclosing an account of the difficulties over his being invited to stand as the Conservative candidate for Basingstoke [Hampshire]. [see CHAR 2/235/118-120].

1 folio
30 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/118-120

Account by Patrick Donner of the difficulties over his being invited to stand as the Conservative candidate for Basingstoke [Hampshire], when Conservative Central Office were trying to put in their own candidate, Sir Francis Lindley. [Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/117].

3 folios
28 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/121-122

Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Camrose [Editor-in-Chief of the Sunday Times, earlier Sir William Berry], recommending Oliver Locker Lampson for work at the Sunday Times; WSC also expresses his anxiety at the disclosure of German air strength, and hopes that in concert with France, Britain will be able to preserve air parity. Unsigned copy.

2 folios
03 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/123

Letter from [WSC] to [? Frederick Guest], saying that there are reasons, which he could explain privately, why [? Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt]'s room would be better than his company [? on Ludlow-Hewitt's leaving the Other Club]. Unsigned copy.

1 folio
30 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/124

Letter from Frederick Guest (19 Berkeley Street [London]) to WSC, explaining that Air Marshal Sir Edgar Ludlow-Hewitt will be leaving the Other Club while in command of the RAF in India, and asking WSC's permission to put Ludlow-Hewitt on the absent list, rather than accepting his resignation.

1 folio
28 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/125

Telegram from Oliver [Locker Lampson] (House of Commons) to WSC, thanking him for his telegram [congratulating Locker Lampson on his resolution].

1 folio
30 May 1935
CHAR 2/235/126

Letter from General Maxime Weygand (Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, London) to WSC, regretting that he cannot accept WSC's invitation to lunch, and suggesting another meeting before he leaves London. Manuscript.

1 folio
[27] [May] 1935
CHAR 2/235/127

Letter from General Maxime Weygand (Paris [France]) to WSC, thanking him for his gift of a book [? "Marlborough: his life and times"]. Manuscript.

1 folio
31 May 1935