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CHAR 2/238 Public and Political: General Correspondence.

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CHAR 2/238/1-3

Letter from Captain Gerald Muirhead-Gould, Naval Attache, British Embassy, Berlin to WSC, enclosing letter (in German with English translation) from Rear Admiral Kurt Assmann, requesting permission to publish photograph of WSC in article in the "Berliner Monthly Journal" on the British Mobilisation in 1914.

3 folios
01 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/4

Telegram from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, thanks for agreeing to support Admiral Sir Roger Keyes in his election campaign in North Portsmouth [copy].

1 folio
02 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/5

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey, 38 Bryanston Square, London W1 to WSC, agreeing Admiral Sir Roger Keyes in his election campaign in North Portsmouth, and commenting that he could not understand the popular press in Britain.

1 folio
01 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/6-10

Letter from William Athelstan-Johnson, Albemarle Street, London to WSC, on the political situation in Germany, and the international situation.

5 folios
01 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/11

Letter from WSC to [Emile de Cartier, Baron de Marchienne, Belgian Ambassador, London], thanks for sending cartoon by Louis Raemaekers [carbon].

1 folio
02 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/12

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Rev. William Geikie-Cobb, regretting that WSC would not be able to accept the Presidency of the Marriage Law Reform League in succession to Lord Buckmaster [carbon].

1 folio
02 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/13

Letter from Arthur Bateman MP, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent, to WSC.

1 folio
04 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/14-15

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth [Hampshire], to WSC, on the General Election campaign, commenting that he was going up to Liverpool to speak on behalf of Randolph Churchill, and on his own prospects in Portsmouth. Thanking WSC for arranging gift of 50 pounds from Sir Abe Bailey.

2 folios
05 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/16

Letter from WSC to Wilfred Athelstan-Johnson, thanks for long and interesting letter on Germany [carbon].

1 folio
05 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/17

Letter from WSC to Roy Harrod, on the harm done by the Oxford Union resolution [that "this House would not fight for King and Country"]. Commenting that it played a traceable part in feelings of contempt for Britain "which led Mussolini into adventures so perilous to him and to us all". Also commenting that he had declared himself against handing over British Colonies to the League of Nations "as if they were cattle we could no longer afford to look after ourselves" and predicting that "we are entering a period of violent convulsion". [Carbon].

1 folio
05 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/18

Letter from WSC to Cecil L'Estrange Malone, thanks for letter and cuttings, commenting that he hoped that it was not too late to put Britain's defences in order [carbon].

1 folio
05 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/19-22

Letter from Cecil L'Estrange Malone, Phene Street, Chelsea SW3 to WSC, enclosing cuttings from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, on his decision not to stand as Labour candidate for Northampton in the forthcoming General Election, because of his disagreement with the Party's foreign policy.

4 folios
05 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/23

Letter from A R Walford, Private Secretary to Sir Philip Sassoon, Secretary of State for Air to the Private Secretary to WSC, on Harvey Horace Thompson who wished to join the RAF. Conforming that Thompson had been accepted as a Boy Entrant, and was serving at Eastchurch as an Armourer.

1 folio
06 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/24

Letter from the Reverend William Geikie-Cobb, Chairman, Marriage Law Reform League (1 Broad Street Buildings, Liverpool Street, London) to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, regretting that WSC was unable to become President of the League, and asking if he would be willing to become a Vice President, which would not imply more than a general support of their aims and objects.

1 folio
06 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/25

Letter from William S Robinson, 95 Gresham Street, London EC2 to WSC, sending cheque for 200 pounds to assist with the election expenses of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes. Stating that he wished the gift to be anonymous.

1 folio
07 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/26

Telegram to Lord Lloyd, congratulations on speech [copy].

1 folio
06 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/27

Telegram from Sir Abe Bailey to WSC, sending thanks.

1 folio
07 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/28

Letter from WSC to William S Robinson, thanks for contribution of 200 pounds towards Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes's election expenses. Commenting that he understood Robinson's wish that the donation should be anonymous, but asking if he could inform Keyes about the source [carbon].

1 folio
08 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/29

Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, sending cheque for 200 pounds to help with his election expenses. Stating that the donor wished to be "quite anonymous" and that WSC took full responsibility for the propriety of the source. Asking if Keyes wished to send a message of thanks to the donor. [Carbon].

1 folio
08 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/30

Letter from Orlistus Bell Stephenson, The Emerson Bureau, Chicago, to WSC, asking for meeting during visit to London.

1 folio
09 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/31

Letter from Roy Harrod, Christ Church, Oxford, to WSC, on the international situation, particularly the Italo-Abyssinian dispute.

1 folio
09 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/32

Letter from Pierre Flandin, Ministre d'Etat, Paris to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
10 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/33-36

Letter from C Collingwood Townshend, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks, to WSC, on the international situation [with note by Violet Pearman that it was not answered].

4 folios
10 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/37

Letter from WSC to Captain Gerald Muirhead-Gould, Naval Attache, British Embassy, Berlin, giving permission for Rear Admiral Kurt Assmann, to publish photograph of WSC in article in the "Berliner Monthly Journal" on the British Mobilisation in 1914 [carbon].

1 folio
11 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/38

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth to WSC, thanks for cheque towards election expenses. Sending copy of new book [Naval Memoirs Vol 2] to be presented to his anonymous benefactor [William S Robinson].

1 folio
12 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/39

Letter from WSC to Orlistus Bell Stephenson, The Emerson Bureau, Chicago, to WSC, on the possibility of meeting during Stephenson's visit to London [carbon].

1 folio
12 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/40

Letter from Osborne Dan, Wateringbury Place, Kent, to WSC, congratulations on election success, and commenting on the result in Sevenoaks, Kent.

1 folio
15 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/41

Telegram from WSC to Osborne Dan, Wateringbury Place, Kent, thanks for telegram of congratulations on election result [copy].

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/42

Letter from Louis Raemaekers, Avenue de l'Hippodrome, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, sending original of cartoon of WSC.

1 folio
15 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/43

Telegram from WSC to Louis Raemaekers, Avenue de l'Hippodrome, Brussels, Belgium, thanks for gift of cartoon [copy].

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/44

Letter from Arthur Bateman, Copers Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent, to WSC, congratulations on election success.

1 folio
15 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/45

Letter from Oscar Guest, Cleveland Square, London W2 to WSC, thanks for telegram of congratulations [on election as MP for NW Camberwell].

1 folio
16 Nov [1935]
CHAR 2/238/46

Letter from WSC to Arthur Bateman, thanks for letter of congratulation on election victory [carbon].

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/47

Letter from Sir George Hamilton MP to WSC, thanks for speaking in his Ilford constituency.

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/48

Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson, St Stephen's House, London SW1 to WSC, on election victory.

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/49-50

Letter from Henry Wickham Steed, (Lansdowne House, Holland Park, London), asking if WSC would be willing to meet Count Antonini, a member of the moderate left wing of Italian opposition to Mussolini. Also offering congratulations on election success.

2 folios
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/51

Letter from WSC to Henry Wickham Steed, Lansdowne House, Holland Park, London, stating that he did not wish to meddle in Italian internal politics, and therefore did not wish to meet Count Antonini.

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/52

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, forwarding letter from Steen Hasselbalch, asking for the advice of the Foreign Office on his reply [carbon].

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/53

Letter from WSC to Steen Hasselbalch, thanks for news of Danish Edition of "The Great War" also commenting that he had asked the Foreign Office about Captain Arne Stevns [carbon].

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/54-55

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Tingewick House, Buckingham, to WSC, asking if he would be willing to speak to the Holborn Chamber of Commerce on the subject of defence. Also commenting on the death of Lord Jellicoe.

2 folios
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/56-57

Letter from Captain Ernest Spooner, RN, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth, to WSC, asking him to attend annual dinner of the Navigation Branch in April 1936.

2 folios
21 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/58

Letter from Brendan Bracken, Bishopsgate, London EC2, to WSC, asking if he would be willing to attend the annual dinner of the Wine Trade Club [annotated regretted].

1 folio
23 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/59-61

Letter from Sir Robert Ho Tung, Seymour Road, Hong Kong, to WSC, sending gift of tea. Also congratulating WSC on speeches on the Italo-Ethiopian dispute, and commenting on the need to inform the British Public about the seriousness of the political situation in the East.

3 folios
24 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/62

Letter from Clifford Norton, Private Secretary to Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, to the PS to WSC, on Captain Arne Stevns.

1 folio
25 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/63

Letter from Emile de Cartier, Baron de Marchienne, Belgian Ambassador, London to WSC, on gift of original of cartoon of WSC by Louis Raemaekers.

1 folio
25 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/64

Letter from WSC to Emile de Cartier, Baron de Marchienne, Belgian Ambassador, London, on gift of original of cartoon of WSC by Louis Raemaekers. Asking for the cartoon to be sent to his London Flat (11 Morpeth Mansions) [carbon].

1 folio
26 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/65

Letter from WSC to Pierrre Etienne Flandin, hoping to meet during visit to Paris in December. Commenting on the composition of Stanley Baldwin's new Cabinet, "I do not think that Mr Baldwin will require my help now he has got so good a majority. I think I can do some useful work from my corner seat below the gangway and am very content with that position" [carbon].

1 folio
26 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/66

Telegram from WSC to Sir Robert Horne, reporting that he did not expect to take part in debate [copy].

1 folio
26 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/67

Printed circular from Major B T St John, Principal Clerk, Vote Office, House of Commons, asking if, in the interests of National Economy WSC would reconsider his demand to be supplied with bound volumes of "Hansard".

1 folio
26 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/68

Letter from the PS to WSC to Major B T St John, Principal Clerk, Vote Office, House of Commons, stating that bound volumes of "Hansard" were indispensable to his Parliamentary work, and he was therefore unable to comply with request to give up his demand to the volumes "in the interests of National Economy" [carbon].

1 folio
27 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/69

Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Page-Croft, hoping to arrange dinner for the Spring [carbon].

1 folio
27 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/70

Letter from Edward George Spencer Churchill, 90 Piccadilly to WSC, asking if he would be willing to meet his new MP, Rupert de la Bere, MP for Evesham.

1 folio
27 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/71

Circular letter from Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, giving notice of the State Opening of Parliament.

1 folio
28 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/72

Letter from William Morrison, (later Lord Dunrossil), Financial Secretary to the Treasury, to WSC, thanks for congratulations on appointment.

1 folio
28 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/73-84

Draft letter from WSC to "The Times", commenting on leading article on "Right Wing Conservatives", which "belittled" the part that they played in the election victory, and stated that Stanley Baldwin would be able to treat right wing Conservatives with the same indifference "or even aversion" as the Socialist Opposition [Not sent], with cuttings from "The Times, 18 and 28 Nov 1935.

12 folios
28 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/85

Letter from Ida Copeland [former MP for Stoke], Feock, Truro, Cornwall to WSC, asking for appointment to discuss a matter of political importance.

1 folio
28 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/86

Letter from WSC to Edward George Spencer Churchill, stating that he would be pleaded to meet Rupert de la Bere in the Spring [carbon].

1 folio
29 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/87

Letter from Pierre Etienne Flandin, Ministre d'Etat, Paris, to WSC, regretting that they could not meet during WSC's visit to Paris, asking if it would be possible for WSC to defer his visit for 24 hours so that they could meet.

1 folio
29 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/88-89

Letter from Baron Georg Frankenstein, Austrian Legation, London, to WSC, lunch invitation, to meet Count Albert Mensdorff, with note from Violet Pearman that WSC would be delighted to accept.

2 folios
29 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/238/90

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Ida Copeland, regretting that WSC would not be able to meet her during visit to London. Suggesting that she should write in the first instance [carbon].

1 folio
01 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/91

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to The Principal Clerk, Vote Office, House of Commons, asking for a copy of the Votes and Proceedings showing that WSC had taken the Oath [carbon].

1 folio
01 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/92

Circular letter from David Margesson, Government Chief Whip, on the administration of the Oath at the start of the new session in the House of Commons.

1 folio
[Nov] [1935]
CHAR 2/238/93

Letter from Spenser Grey, Hans Road, London SW3 to WSC, asking if he would reconsider his decision not to attend luncheon of the National League of Airmen. Also commenting on Randolph Churchill's election result, commenting that he put up a "splendid scrap" and hoping that he would get in at a by-election.

1 folio
01 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/94

Telegram from WSC to Pierre Etienne Flandin, accepting invitation to lunch on 10 Dec [copy].

1 folio
02 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/95

Letter from WSC to Captain Ernest Spooner RN, accepting invitation to dine at the Navigation School, Portsmouth on 3 April [carbon].

1 folio
02 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/96

Letter from Alan Lennox-Boyd MP (later Lord Boyd of Merton) to WSC, thanks for telegram of congratulation on election victory.

1 folio
02 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/97

Note from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, note of telephone message from Ida Copeland, begging to see him.

1 folio
03 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/98

Telegram from WSC to Ida Copeland, 109 Eaton Square, London SW1, on appointment at Morpeth Mansions [copy].

1 folio
03 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/99-101

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, (Lowndes Street, London SW1) to WSC, reporting conversation with H A Gwynne [according to Gilbert Sir Ralph Glyn], who had discussed "Times" leaders on the position of right wing Conservatives with Stanley Baldwin. Stating that Baldwin had no sympathy with the "Times" article, that he appreciated the value of right wing Conservatives, and that he intended to bring a fair representation of them into the Government. Also commenting on the naval situation, and the desirability of WSC being appointed as Vice Chairman of the Committee of Imperial Defence.

3 folios
03 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/102

Telegram from Pierre Etienne Flandin to WSC, confirming lunch engagement on 10 December.

1 folio
04 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/103

Letter from The Duke of Alba, Palacio De Liria, Madrid, Spain to WSC, renewing invitation to address the Anglo-Hispanic Society in May or June 1936, on any subject except politics and religion.

1 folio
04 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/104

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to Sir Robert Vansittart, thanks for dealing with enquiry from Steen Hasselbalchs Forlag on Captain Arne Stevns [carbon].

1 folio
04 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/105

Letter from Freddie Guest, Berkeley Street, London W1 to WSC, sending cuttings from Amy Guest from the American Press (not retained). Commenting that "I believe that we shall have peace in an month".

1 folio
05 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/106-107

Letter from WSC to Spenser Grey, regretting that he could not preside at Airmen's luncheon as he was leaving for a long holiday in Majorca. Asking Grey to comment on cuttings from recent issues of "The Aeroplane" [not retained] stating that WSC had "made himself ridiculous by his Germano-phobia and his air panic efforts" [carbon].

2 folios
07 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/108-109

Letter from Denis O'Neill, Ministry of Transport to the Private Secretary to WSC, commenting on invention by Ethelred Chandler [letter CHAR 2/238/111] to give an exterior indication of the speed of a motor car. Commenting that there were two difficulties in making such devices compulsory, firstly that drivers might be tempted to tamper with the device, and that the Courts might not be willing to accept the indication as conclusive evidence of the speed of the vehicle.

2 folios
07 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/110

Letter from Ethelred Chandler, Carlton, New South Wales, Australia, to WSC, on his invention of a system of exterior lights to show the speed of a motor vehicle.

1 folio
22 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/238/111

Letter from WSC to Freddie Guest, thanks for sending cuttings. Also expressing surprise that Ramsay MacDonald had been offered the Drake Division of Plymouth, where he would certainly be opposed by an independent Conservative [carbon].

1 folio
08 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/112-117

Letter from L E Montefiore, Weymouth Street, London W1 to WSC, enclosing cuttings from the Manchester Guardian and The Times on the recent Nuremberg Laws affecting the Jews in Germany.

1 folio
09 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/118

Telegram from WSC and CSC to Duncan Sandys, Vincent Square, London, thanks for "tabloid letter" [copy].

1 folio
14 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/119-120

Letter from Randolph Churchill, May Fair Hotel, Berkeley Street, London W1 to WSC, commenting on the debate in the House of Commons on the Laval-Hoare peace plan. Also commenting on meeting with Lord Beaverbrook, stating that he had "ragged" Beaverbrook over his "deal" with Hitler.

2 folios
11 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/121-122

Letter from Brendan Bracken, 20 Bishopsgate, London EC2 to WSC, commenting on the "political earthquake", a debate in the House of Commons on the "Hoare-Laval-Abyssinian plan. Stating that Stanley Baldwin was "incoherent, and his face a study in misery", "Duff [Cooper, Later Lord Norwich] looked as if he had just had a stroke" and that the only Ministers who looked pleased were "Neville Chamberlain (Samuel Hoare's principal backer in the Cabinet)" and John Simon, who of course was delighted that Hoare and Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon) "should be discredited". "Hoare had let the Government down "with a resounding bang", and the rage of the Government's press supporters like Geoffrey Dawson (The Times) and Lord Camrose "can hardly be described". Commenting that Eden was bitterly resentful, but would not resign, and that Baldwin was greatly discredited "the leader's feet are worse than clay, or even dung" Stating that he was delighted by events "Baldwin is a disingenuous and ungenerous dud" - at times of difficulty he "wavers and is pulled along by forceful or ruthless men like Chamberlain and Hoare".

2 folios
11 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/123-124

Letter from Gerard Boutebleau, Correspondent for "Figaro", Paris, 25 Craven Street, London WC2, to WSC, expressing admiration for his speeches on the international situation, and his literary work. Sending gift of bottle of 50 year old cognac from his family vineyards. With note by Violet Pearman stating that this was the "young man" who stayed the night at Epping during the election campaign, and that the letter required no answer.

1 folio
[10] [Dec] [1935]
CHAR 2/238/125

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC, Hotel Formentor, Pollensa, Majorca to Ethelbert Chandler, stating that WSC had consulted the Ministry of Transport about his invention for giving an exterior indication of the speed of a motor vehicle. Suggesting that he should send details to the Ministry, but that first he should protect his invention [carbon].

1 folio
15 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/126-127

Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, on the political situation. Reporting that the Government were standing firm on the peace proposals, and were bound to get a reasonable majority in debate in the House of Commons. Advising him to remain in Spain and not return for the debate.

2 folios
17 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/128-130

Letter from Randolph Churchill, May Fair Hotel, Berkeley Street, London W1 to WSC, on the political situation. Stating that WSC had made a wise decision to remain in Spain, as the Government would win the debate in the House of Commons "There will be a large number of abstentions, but few Conservatives will go into the Lobby against the Government". Reporting that the authors of this "shameful surrender" Stanley Baldwin, Samuel Hoare (later Lord Templewood) and Sir Robert Vansittart intended to raise the cry that they had saved the country from war, "a war which we might have lost". Stating that the county as a whole were horrified by the Italo-Abyssinian peace proposals, and the Government would never recover the prestige they had lost in the last week. Predicting that there would be no resignations from the Cabinet, but that Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich] felt most keenly and was most likely to go. "All the disgruntled elements in the Cabinet will wish for your inclusion as an offset to Baldwin". Reporting that "The Times" had broken with the Government and was pursuing a "very excellent line" and that Brendan Bracken was torn between his desire to see "sanctions terminated and Baldwin exterminated".

3 folios
17 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/131

Letter from Norman King, British Consul-General, Barcelona, Spain, to WSC, Hotel Colon, Barcelona, warning him that there were people in the Hotel in close touch with the local "Intelligence" service, and that his movements, visitors, and telephone calls were being watched and reported. Stating that there were Italian agents about "who would lose no opportunity of making mischief".

1 folio
18 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/132

Typescript note of press cutting [from the News Chronicle,] reporting that WSC and CSC were in Barcelona, and that WSC told a newspaper correspondent that he was opposed to the British Government's peace proposals and that in his opinion and in the eyes of the British people the British Government were not fulfilling their election promises.

1 folio
[Dec] 1935
CHAR 2/238/133

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC, Hotel Colon, Barcelona, Spain, to WSC, to the Editor, Central News, on report in the "News Chronicle" (CHAR 2/238/133) attributing remarks to WSC on the political situation. Stating that WSC strictly refrained from making any statement for publication, and did not express to any newspaper correspondent the views set out in this paragraph and that the report was pure fabrication, and that WSC wished to hear what steps he proposed to take.

1 folio
20 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/134

Letter from Admiral Sir William Goodenough, Parson's Pightle, Coulsdon, Surrey to WSC, on the Hoare-Laval pact.

1 folio
19 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/135-138

Letter from Desmond Morton to WSC, on the political situation, particularly the Hoare-Laval peace terms. Commenting that he had canvassed friends in Government, who agreed that the terms were "sound", the concessions to Italy were within the limits of the original proposals of the Council of Five. "In spite of certain obvious faults we greatly prefer Italians to Ethiopians, who,...are far from being either Christians or civilised." Stating that Baldwin had sacrificed his friend [Hoare], not because Hoare had made an error, but because he believed "it was the only hope of saving his own skin". Commenting that the name of Baldwin was "mud", and there was an "astonishing reaction" against all politicians. "Were we at all inclined to fascism, now would be the time for a march on London", and that it was for the best that WSC was abroad, and took no part in the debates.

4 folios
20 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/139-141

Letter from G D Birla, Birla House, New Delhi, India, enclosing cuttings from The Hindustan Times on Samuel Hoare's resignation from the Cabinet, also commenting on reports that Churchill was to be offered a Cabinet post.

3 folios
21 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/142-143

Telegram from WSC to Major John Courtauld, on luncheon engagement.

2 folios
[Dec] 1935
CHAR 2/238/144

Telegram from Major John Courtauld to WSC, on date for luncheon.

1 folio
[1935]
CHAR 2/238/145

Telegram from WSC to Major John Courtauld to WSC [copy].

1 folio
[1935]
CHAR 2/238/146

Telegram from Major John Courtauld to WSC asking if he would be willing to speak to luncheon on behalf of the National Institute of Industrial Psychology.

1 folio
[Dec] [1935]
CHAR 2/238/147

Telegram from Major John Courtauld to WSC asking if he would be willing to speak to luncheon on behalf of the National Institute of Industrial Psychology.

1 folio
[Dec] [1935]
CHAR 2/238/148-149

Letter from R F Church, News Editor, Central News Ltd, to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, on WSC's repudiation of statement alleged to have been made in Barcelona. Stating that the statement had been forwarded by their Madrid office from their regular correspondent in Barcelona. Confirming that he would take the matter up with their Madrid correspondent and would be in touch [2 copies, one addressed to Barcelona, and one to Chartwell].

2 folios
23 Dec 1935
CHAR 2/238/150-151

Letter and card from Rosa Maude, Stradella Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24, to WSC, Christmas and New year greetings.

2 folios
[Dec] [1935]
CHAR 2/238/152

Typescript note of speech by Oliver Cromwell to the Second Protectorate Parliament, 17 Sep 1656, on his difficulties with various warring elements.

1 folio
[1935]
CHAR 2/238/153

Letter from Captain Ernest Spooner, HM Navigation School, Portsmouth, to WSC, expressing delight that he would be able to attend Navigators' Dinner on 3 Apr 1936.

1 folio
[Dec] [1935]