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CHAR 2/240A-B Public and Political: General: Indian Affairs.

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CHAR 2/240A/1

Letter from 2nd Lord Carnock [earlier Frederick Nicolson] (Cavalry Club, Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC, supporting his opposition to the Government of India Bill; also on an article he had written for the Army Historical Research Journal.

1 folio
02 Jan [1935]
CHAR 2/240A/10-11

Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on the Government of India Bill. [2 copies; carbon].

2 folios
[Jan] [1935]
CHAR 2/240A/12

Letter from A Morley-Fletcher, Private Secretary to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Blair Castle, Blair Atholl [Perthshire, Scotland] to the Private Secretary to WSC, with thanks [for looking for papers on India].

1 folio
14 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/13

Letter from Arthur Bryant, (Ashridge, The Bonar Law College, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) to WSC, on his forthcoming address to a week-end course on India.

1 folio
15 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/14

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to His Holiness Jagadguru Shri Shankarasharya, with thanks for a letter, stating that WSC had noted all the points in the letter. [Carbon].

1 folio
18 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/15

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Nawabzada Mohammad Azim Khan of Toru, with thanks for a letter; regretting that WSC was not in a position to arrange a meeting for May 1935; suggesting that he should contact WSC when he was next in London. [Carbon].

1 folio
21 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/16

Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Alfred Knox (13 South Street, London W1), asking him to visit to discuss India. [Hand-written copy].

1 folio
25 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/17

Letter from WSC to Edward Russell, the Morning Post, asking for the source of a quotation by Austen Chamberlain [former Secretary of State for India] in 1921 about how foolish Lancashire would be to "boggle at a paltry four per cent India tariff against cotton imports". [Carbon].

1 folio
25 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/18-19

Letter from WSC to Sir Nairne Stewart-Sandeman [MP for Middleton and Prestwich, Lancashire], on his forthcoming speech on the Government of India Bill. [Carbon].

2 folios
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/2

Letter from Major-General Sir Reginald Hoskins, Principal of the Bonar Law College (Ashridge, The Bonar Law College, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) to WSC, on arrangements for his address during a weekend course on India.

1 folio
07 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/20

Letter from Patrick Donner [Honorary Secretary, India Defence League] to WSC, with thanks for an interesting and delightful weekend; offering to support Randolph Churchill's by-election campaign in Wavertree [Liverpool].

1 folio
28 Jan [1935]
CHAR 2/240A/21

Letter from Edward Russell, (the Morning Post, Tudor Street, London) to WSC, on his enquiry [about the source of a quotation by Austen Chamberlain, former Secretary of State for India, in 1921 about how foolish Lancashire would be to "boggle at a paltry four per cent India tariff against cotton imports"], stating that he had passed the enquiry to Ian Colvin [leader-writer, Morning Post], and was enclosing a note from him. [See CHAR 2/240A/22-23 and CHAR 2/240A/24-25].

1 folio
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/22-23

Letter from Ian Colvin, (the Morning Post, Tudor Street, London), to WSC, giving the source of a quotation by Austen Chamberlain [former Secretary of State for India] about how foolish Lancashire would be to "boggle at a paltry four per cent India tariff against cotton imports", which was said in the House of Commons, 14 March 1917.

2 folios
28 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/24-25

Letter from Ian Colvin, (the Morning Post, Tudor Street, London), to WSC, on the Times report of a deputation from Lancashire which met Austen Chamberlain, [former Secretary of State for India], 13 March 1917 on the subject of Indian duties on cotton.

2 folios
29 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/26

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Editor of the Times [Geoffrey Dawson], asking for a copy of the Times for 13 March 1917, [containing report of a Deputation from Lancashire to the Secretary of State for India, Austen Chamberlain, on Indian cotton duties]. [Carbon].

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/27

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Director of Publications, "Hansard", asking for copy of Hansard for 14 March 1917, [containing a report of a debate on Indian customs duties]. [Carbon].

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/28

Telegram from WSC to Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab, India], asking him to stay at Chartwell [Kent] for the weekend of 9-10 February, to discuss WSC's "wind-up" speech in the House of Commons [on the Government of India Bill]. [Copy].

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/29

Letter from Patrick Donner [Honorary Secretary, India Defence League], (22 Prince's Gardens, London SW7) to WSC, on a letter from the prospective Conservative candidate for North Hammersmith [Norman Bower], who had been converted by WSC's broadcast of 30 January, ["India: the Betrayal", arguing against Indian Home Rule].

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/3

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Professor F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell], forwarding documents on India. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/30-31

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, Honorary Secretary, Indian Empire Society, to WSC with congratulations on his broadcast speech of 30 January ["India: the Betrayal", arguing against Indian Home Rule].

2 folios
30 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/32

Telegram from WSC to Sir Louis Stuart, [Honorary Secretary, Indian Empire Society], with thanks for his letter [of congratulation on WSC's broadcast on India]. [Copy].

1 folio
31 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/33-34

Letter from WSC to Edward Fitzroy, Speaker of the House of Commons, with notification of his question on procedure in the forthcoming India debate. [Carbon].

2 folios
02 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/35

Letter from WSC to [James] Ramsay Macdonald, Prime Minister, on the procedure for the debate in the House of Commons on the Government of India Bill, particularly the method by which members could record their votes against the second reading without supporting the Socialist amendment. [Carbon].

1 folio
02 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/36-37

Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, on the procedure for the debate in the House of Commons on the Government of India Bill, particularly the method by which members could record their votes against the second reading without supporting the Socialist amendment. [Carbon].

2 folios
02 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/38

Letter from WSC to [James] Ramsay Macdonald, Prime Minister, on the procedure for the debate in the House of Commons on the Government of India Bill, particularly the method by which members could record their votes against the second reading without supporting the Socialist amendment. [Carbon, identical to CHAR 2/240A/35].

1 folio
02 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/39-40

Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, on the procedure for the debate in the House of Commons on the Government of India Bill, particularly the method by which members could record their votes against the second reading without supporting the Socialist amendment. [Carbon, identical to CHAR 2/240A/36-37].

2 folios
02 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/4

Letter from WSC to Major General Sir Reginald Hoskins [Principal of the Bonar Law College], on his address [to students during a week-end course on India at the College]. [Carbon].

1 folio
10 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/41

Letter from Nevile Butler, Private Secretary to [James] Ramsay Macdonald, Prime Minister, to WSC, acknowledging receipt of his letter of 2 February on the debate on the India Bill.

1 folio
03 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/42

Note of telegram from WSC to the Speaker of the House of Commons [Edward Fitzroy], the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister [Nevile Butler], Clement Attlee [Deputy Leader of the Labour Party], Sir Nairne Stewart-Sandeman [MP for Middleton and Prestwich, Lancashire] and Lord Wolmer [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] with notification that he was postponing his question on the procedure for the House of Commons debate on the India Bill for a few days.

1 folio
04 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/43

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson to WSC, stating that he would be speaking in House of Commons debate on the India Bill, and would "probably feel impelled" to make personal references to WSC.

1 folio
06 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/44

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Lieutenant- Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson with thanks for notification that he would be speaking in the House of Commons debate on the India Bill, and would "probably feel impelled" to make personal references to WSC; stating that WSC would do his best to be in the House but had an important engagement, which would keep him until about 2.15pm. [Carbon].

1 folio
07 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/45-46

Letter from Major-General Sir Reginald Hoskins, Principal of the Bonar Law College (Ashridge, the Bonar Law College, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire), to WSC, on arrangements for his address to students on weekend course on India, with the course time-table.

2 folios
07 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/47-48

Page from the Times with account of a debate on the Government of India Bill, particularly a speech by Sir Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State for India [later 1st Lord Templewood], with interventions by WSC.

2 folios
07 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/49

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, (Elm Park Gardens, London SW10) to WSC, sending cuttings [not present] on India.

1 folio
09 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/5

Letter from A Morley-Fletcher, Private Secretary to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (Blair Castle, Blair Atholl [Perthshire, Scotland]), to the Private Secretary to WSC, asking if the Duchess has sent WSC copies of resolutions passed by the European Association, and if so, asking him to return them.

1 folio
10 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/50

Letter from Major-General Sir Reginald Hoskins, Principal of the Bonar Law College (Ashridge, The Bonar Law College, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) to WSC, sending details [not present] of a conference for Conservative Peers, MP's and candidates for the weekend of 8-11 March 1935.

1 folio
11 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/51

Letter from Lawrence Burgis, [Assistant Secretary], Cabinet Office, to the Private Secretary to WSC, returning WSC's draft letter to the Times [CHAR 2/240A/52-55] on the Government of India, with comments by Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet].

1 folio
13 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/52-57

Draft letter from WSC to the Times, on reported comments by 2nd Lord Zetland [former Governor of Bengal, earlier Lawrence Dundas] that WSC was one of the first to encourage India to seek Dominion status in 1917, commenting that the statements were substantially untrue and directly misleading, with comments by Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]. [Carbon].

6 folios
13 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/58

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Major- General Sir Reginald Hoskins [Principal of the Bonar Law College], on arrangements for WSC's address to the college's weekend course on India. [Carbon].

1 folio
14 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/59-61

Letter from WSC to the Times, replying to a letter by 2nd Lord Zetland [former Governor of Bengal, India, earlier Lawrence Dundas] of 14 February, denying that he was "one of the first, if not the first, to encourage Indians to look forward to the attainment of Dominion Status" in 1917. [Carbon].

3 folios
15 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/6

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to A Morley-Fletcher, Private Secretary to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, stating that the Duchess had sent WSC a letter and telegram on 28 - 29 August 1934, but no documents relating to resolutions passed by the European Association; asking if the Duchess could have lent the papers to someone in the India Defence League. [Carbon].

1 folio
11 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/62

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to [A Morley-Fletcher], Private Secretary to Katherine, Duchess of Atholl, returning a cutting from the Times for 31 January 1935, with WSC's thanks; stating that WSC had not yet used any of the material. [Carbon].

1 folio
17 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/63

Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, on a letter from Keyes's brother on the Government of India Bill. [Carbon].

1 folio
18 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/64

Letter from Major-General Sir Reginald Hoskins, Principal of the Bonar Law College (Ashridge, the Bonar Law College, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire) to WSC, with thanks for his address to the college's weekend course on India.

1 folio
19 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/65

Letter from WSC to Patrick Donner [Honorary Secretary, India Defence League] returning a letter from the prospective Conservative candidate for North Hammersmith [London], Norman Bower; commenting that he would be very glad to meet him. [Carbon].

1 folio
25 Feb 1935
CHAR 2/240A/66

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (Elm Park Gardens, London SW10) to WSC, on the Government of India Bill.

1 folio
[Mar] [1935]
CHAR 2/240A/67

Letter from John Gretton (Belgrave Square, London SW1) to WSC, on the necessity for the Harmsworth press to "push" the Albert Hall meeting [of the India Defence League] on opposition to the Government of India Bill; commenting that a "flop" would do so much damage that it might be fatal, that an audience of at least 9,000 was necessary, as the Hall looked half empty with an audience of 7,000.

1 folio
07 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/68

Letter from Sir Dennis Herbert, Chairman of Ways and Means [later 1st Lord Hemingford] (House of Commons), to WSC, sending two pages of the Index to the Government of India Bill, on repetition in the Bill.

1 folio
07 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/69

Telegram from WSC to John Gretton, [on the India Defence League meeting at the Royal Albert Hall, London], commenting that he had received "thoroughly satisfactory assurances" about the attendance at the meeting. [Copy].

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/7

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, (Tingewick House, Buckingham) to WSC, stating that he had written to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Beatty, telling him that he was "shocked to see his name among the Bishops, Kenworthy [? Joseph Kenworthy, later 10th Lord Strabolgi], [Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord] Jellicoe and that crew of defeatists" who supported the Government policy on India.

1 folio
11 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/70

Letter from WSC to Sir Dennis Herbert [Chairman of Ways and Means, later 1st Lord Hemingford], with thanks for his letter on the Government of India Bill. [Carbon].

1 folio
09 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/71-72

Letter from Edward Russell, (the Morning Post, Tudor Street, London EC4), to WSC, on the disadvantages of the Post being seen to interfere in the India Bill and asking WSC to circulate speeches from the Post [from the Conference of Indian Princes] instead.

2 folios
11 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/73-79

Letter from H A Gwynne, [Editor of the Morning Post] (The Morning Post, Tudor Street, London, EC4) to WSC, enclosing a copy of a letter from Bhupindra Singh, Maharaja of Patiala [Chancellor of Indian Princes Chamber], dated 27 February 1935, on the rejection of the Government of India Bill by the Indian Princes.

7 folios
27 Feb 1935 - 11 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/8

Letter from WSC to unknown correspondent, sending a proposition to be presented to "K.W." [possibly Sir Kingsley Wood].

1 folio
13 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/80-81

Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel A Arbuthnot, (The Old Malthouse, Yapton, Near Arundel, Sussex) to WSC, supporting his opposition to the Government of India Bill.

2 folios
11 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/82

Letter from WSC to [Lieutenant-Colonel A Arbuthnot] with thanks for his letter of support on WSC's opposition to the Government of India Bill. [Carbon].

1 folio
13 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/83-84

Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne, [Editor of the Morning Post], with thanks for sending a letter from [Bhuphindra Singh], Maharaja of Patiala [Chancellor of the Indian Chamber of Princes] on the rejection of the Government of India Bill by the Indian Princes and on circulating the Post's report on the Princes' meeting. [Carbon].

2 folios
13 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/85-86

Printed pamphlet "Report of the Speeches delivered at the Conference of Indian Princes, held at Bombay" [at which they rejected the Government of India Bill], printed by the Morning Post, and circulated by WSC to members of the House of Commons, with note that WSC wanted to know how many MPs acknowledge the report.

1 Pamphlet - pp.1-16
25 Feb 1935 - 17 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/87

Letter from Marcus Samuel to WSC, acknowledging receipt of the "Report of the Speeches delivered at the Conference of Indian Princes, held in Bombay, 25 February 1935".

1 folio
15 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/88

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Lieutenant- Governor of the Punjab, India], (Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, London W8) to WSC, on the India Bill.

1 folio
20 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/89

Letter from K K Lalkaka, Indian Empire Society, to WSC, asking for an admission ticket for the House of Commons, for the debate on the India Bill.

1 folio
22 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/9

Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, on Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Beatty's position on the Government's policy on India. [Carbon].

1 folio
13 Jan 1935
CHAR 2/240A/90

Telegram from WSC to K K Lalkaka, Indian Empire Society, confirming that tickets for the House of Commons debate on the India Bill would be sent to him. [Copy].

1 folio
27 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240A/91-94

Letters from Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Governor of Bengal], (Prince of Wales Terrace, Kensington, London W8) to WSC, enclosing cuttings from a Calcutta newspaper on the Government of India Bill.

4 folios
26 Mar [1935]
CHAR 2/240B/105

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (House of Commons), to WSC, asking for an additional copy of the pamphlet of speeches from the Conference of Indian Princes on the India Bill.

1 folio
26 Mar [1935]
CHAR 2/240B/106

Letter from K K Lalkaka [Indian Empire Society] (Hotel York, Berners Street, London) to WSC, with thanks for obtaining a ticket for him to see the India Bill debate in the House of Commons.

1 folio
27 Mar 1935
CHAR 2/240B/107

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, (98 Elm Park Gardens, London SW10) to WSC, with thanks for providing additional copies of the pamphlet of speeches from the Conference of Indian Princes on the India Bill.

1 folio
31 Mar [1935]
CHAR 2/240B/108

Letter from John Morgan, Counsel to the Indian Chamber of Princes, (2 Kings Bench Walk, Temple, London EC4) to WSC, stating that he had received instructions from the Princes on the possibility of amending the India Bill so as to meet their objections.

1 folio
13 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/240B/109-110

Letter from Field Marshal 1st Lord Birdwood, [former Commander-in-Chief, India] (Peterhouse College, Cambridge), to "Jack" [? John S Churchill], asking him to congratulate WSC on his speech on India [with note from Larry Arnn, stating that the letter must be dated 1934].

2 folios
17 Apr [1934]
CHAR 2/240B/111

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to Sir Samuel Hoare [Secretary of State for India, later 1st Lord Templewood], sending a letter from Sati Ramchand of Hyderabad, asking for it to be sent to the appropriate department of the India Office. [Carbon].

1 folio
19 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/240B/112

Reprint from the Morning Post of an article "Services that Gave Prosperity to India - Irrigation and Forest Conservancy, Abolition of the British Element" by Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal].

1 3p printed pamphlet
01 Apr 1935
CHAR 2/240B/113

Letter from Margaret Farquharson, (26 St James's Street, London SW1) to WSC, with notification of a meeting at the House of Commons to alert MPs to the case of Indian Pensioners.[annotated by Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, "Do nothing"].

1 folio
04 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/114-118

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, (98 Elm Park Gardens, London SW10) to WSC, enclosing a memorandum written after the Burma debate in the House of Commons, on the continuation of high duties on British cotton goods in Burma, in spite of the proposed separation from India.

5 folios
08 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/119

Letter from Lord Wolmer [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] to WSC, hoping that WSC would be able to attend the House of Commons on Friday 10 May for the continuation of the debate on the Poona Pact, which would give him an opportunity to make a "first class speech on the scandalous betrayal of the untouchables by the Government at [Mohandas] Gandhi's pressure" [annotated with typescript note that WSC would not be able to go to the House on that day].

1 folio
08 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/120

Letter from WSC to [Henry] Victor Raikes, on the possibility of arranging a dinner at Claridges [Hotel, London] for those who had opposed the India Bill in the Committee Stage of the House of Commons, and those in the House of Lords who were to take on the work; asking for a list of the thirty MPs who had borne the brunt of voting and speaking. [Carbon].

1 folio
10 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/121

Letter from Sir John Anderson, [Governor of Bengal, later 1st Lord Waverley (Government House, Darjeeling, Bengal, India) to WSC, with a letter of introduction for [? Ghanshyam] Birla; describing him as a hard headed and successful businessman, with a fanatical devotion to Mohandas Gandhi.

1 folio
15 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/122-132

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Lieutenant- Governor of Bengal] (22 Prince of Wales Terrace, London), to WSC, enclosing a memorandum on the inducements offered to the Indian Princes to accept the Government of India Bill. [Copy of CHAR 2/240B/95-104].

12 folios
17 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/133-135

Letter from Sir Henry Croft, (15 Southwell Gardens, Gloucester Road [London]) to WSC, enclosing a copy of a letter from Samuel Hoare [Secretary of State for India, later 1st Lord Templewood], to Lord Wolmer [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] on the timetable for the Report Stage of the Government of India Bill.

3 folios
17 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/136-142

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, (98 Elm Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC, on the debate on the Third Reading of the Government of India Bill, enclosing notes on the Fiscal Convention governing the fiscal relations between Britain and India.

7 folios
26 May [1935]
CHAR 2/240B/143

Letter from "Top" [Lord Wolmer, later 3rd Lord Selborne, Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League] (3 Chester Gate, Regent's Park [London]), to WSC, regretting that he was unable to attend dinner [at Claridges Hotel] for opponents of the Government of India Bill; also stating his intention to move the rejection of the Bill at the Third Reading.

1 folio
20 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/144

Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer, [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] approving his intention to move the rejection of the Government of India Bill at the Third Reading. [Carbon].

1 folio
25 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/145-146

Letter from Lord Wolmer [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] (3 Chester Gate, Regent's Park [London]), to WSC, on his weakness following an attack of bronchitis; stating that he did not intend to attend the House of Commons that week, and would reserve himself for the Third Reading of the India Bill; also on the intrigues of Sir Samuel Hoare [Secretary of State for India, later 1st Lord Templewood] in dealing with the Indian Princes.

2 folios
28 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/147

Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], on dinner for opponents of the Government of India Bill; stating that the object was to rally forces in the House of Commons for the Third Reading, and to hand over "the continuance of the battle to you and the House of Lords". [Carbon].

1 folio
29 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/148

Letter from 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] (21 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC, on dinner for opponents of the Government of India Bill; stating his admiration for the men who had fought the battle in the House of Commons.

1 folio
30 May 1935
CHAR 2/240B/149-150

List of invitations and acceptances for dinner at Claridges [Hotel, London] for opponents of the Government of India Bill: the guests included 12 Peers, 41 MPs and 5 "outside supporters".

2 folios
[May] [1935]
CHAR 2/240B/151

Letter from 11th Lord Middleton [earlier Michael Willoughby] (Birdsall House, Malton, Yorkshire) to WSC with thanks for his hospitality at the dinner at Claridges Hotel [London] for opponents of the Government of India Bill; commenting that he enjoyed it enormously, and was delighted to hear the "robust views" of those who were not "scared out of their wits by the idea of Empire", and that he hoped that they could effect a change to the bill in the House of Lords.

1 folio
01 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/152

Letter from Sir Henry Croft, (15 Southwell Gardens, Gloucester Road [London]) to WSC, with congratulations on the success of his dinner for opponents of the Government of India Bill, which formed a "rallying point for Conservative and Imperial thought".

1 folio
01 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/153

Letter from Sir Nairne Stewart-Sandeman, (61 Tufton Street, Westminster [London]) to WSC, with congratulations on the success of his dinner for opponents of the Government of India Bill; regretting that the speech by 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] could not be broadcast, as it summed up the "unexpressed feelings of the people of the country".

1 folio
01 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/154

Letter from Herbert Williams, (56 Abbey House, Victoria Street [London]) to WSC, with congratulations on the success of his dinner [for opponents of the Government of India Bill].

1 folio
02 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/155

Letter from Charles Taylor, (85 Sloane Street [London]) to WSC, with congratulations on the success of his dinner [for opponents of the Government of India Bill].

1 folio
04 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/156

Letter from Percy Goff, ("The Lyth", North Parade, West Park, Far Headingley, Leeds [Yorkshire]) to WSC, supporting his opposition to the Government of India Bill.

1 folio
08 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/157-158

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl to WSC, sending copies of speeches [not present] on the India Bill.

2 folios
[Jun] [1935]
CHAR 2/240B/159

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl [A Morley- Fletcher], returning press cuttings on India with thanks. [Carbon].

1 folio
11 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/160

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Lord Wolmer [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] returning enclosures from his letter of 28 May, which WSC had been unable to show to Lord Carson because of Carson's illness. [Carbon].

1 folio
11 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/161

Letter from 1st Lord Lloyd (30 Portman Square [London]) to WSC, with congratulations on his speech on the India Bill in the House of Commons.

1 folio
12 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/162

Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Lloyd with thanks for his letter [of congratulations on WSC's speech on the India Bill in the House of Commons]. [Copy].

1 folio
17 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/163

Letter from WSC to Percy Goff, with thanks for his letter of support for WSC's opposition to the India Bill. [Carbon].

1 folio
13 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/164

Letter from WSC to Sir John Anderson, [Governor of Bengal, later 1st Lord Waverley] with thanks for his letter of introduction for [? Ghanshyam] Birla; commenting that by the time he received the letter the India Bill would be through the House of Lords, and that he was very glad not to share Anderson's responsibilities in connection with it. Also commenting that the Irish Free State had gone all wrong but the loss of Ireland was petty and "they were more trouble than they were worth. If Indian affairs degenerate as the Irish have done the loss will be disastrous". [Carbon].

1 folio
17 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/165-168

Letter from A Morley Fletcher, Private Secretary to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl to the Private Secretary to WSC, enclosing a press cutting from the National Citizen, "Terrorism and Congress: The Sinn Fein of the East".

4 folios
19 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/169

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour], forwarding a letter from J Gwilym-Hughes. [Carbon].

1 folio
19 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/170

Letter from Edward Russell, (the Morning Post, Tudor Street, London EC4) to WSC, asking if he would be willing to meet their Special Correspondent in India, D Madhava Rao.

1 folio
25 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/171

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Edward Russell, [the Morning Post], regretting that WSC was unable to meet their Special Correspondent in India, D Madhava Rao; hoping that they could meet during Rao's stay in London. [Carbon].

1 folio
28 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/172

Letter from Lord Wolmer [Chairman, Executive Committee, India Defence League, later 3rd Lord Selborne] (Terminal House, Grosvenor Gardens [London]), on a letter from C S Blackmore, on opposition to the Government of India Bill, asking whether he should vote Labour; wishing that Blackmore and those like him would become active in local Conservative associations and propose the adoption of another candidate for the General Election, commenting that the people of Basingstoke [Hampshire] had insisted on having Patrick Donner [Honorary Secretary, India Defence League] "in spite of every sort of intrigue by Central Office against him".

1 folio
01 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/240B/173-174

Letter from C S Blackmore, ("The Bunglalow", S. Lawrence [London]) to WSC, on opposition to the Government of India Bill; asking if he should vote Labour instead of Conservative at the next General Election.

1 folio
07 Jun 1935
CHAR 2/240B/175

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to C S Blackmore thanking him for his letter [on opposition to the Government of India Bill] but saying that every case must be judged on its merits. [Carbon].

1 folio
03 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/240B/176-177

Invitation from the Nawabzada Muhammad Azim Khan of Toru (10 Buckingham Street, Strand, London) to WSC and CSC asking them to tea at the Waldorf Hotel, London, with note from Violet Pearman [Private Secretary to WSC], stating that the India Office said that he was a "distinguished Indian gentleman, but nobody of particular importance".

2 folios
15 Jul 1935 - 18 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/240B/178

Letter from [? Ghanshyam] Birla, (Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London) to WSC, asking for a meeting.

1 folio
18 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/240B/179

Letter from WSC to [? Ghanshyam] Birla, with an invitation to lunch at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon].

1 folio
23 Jul 1935
CHAR 2/240B/180-182

Letter from WSC to Maurice Petherick, sending a cheque in settlement of a wager [that the India Bill would pass during the session including the Federal System]; further copies sent to Arthur Crossley and Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine]; includes notes by Violet Pearman and WSC.

3 folios
01 Aug 1935 - 02 Aug 1935
CHAR 2/240B/183

Letter from the Private Secretary to Arthur Crossley, to [Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC], acknowledging receipt of WSC's cheque for 4 pounds [in settlement of a wager that the India Bill would pass during the session including the Federal System].

1 folio
10 Aug 1935
CHAR 2/240B/184

Telegram from WSC to [? Ghanshyam] Birla, with thanks for his letter [of 23 September]; expressing pleasure that Birla was pleased with their talk. [Copy].

1 folio
03 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/240B/185-186

Letter from [? Ghanshyam] Birla, (Birla House, Albuquerque Road, New Delhi [India]), to WSC, with thanks for his hospitality during Birla's visit to London; reporting a conversation with Mohandas Gandhi, who said "I have got a good recollection of Mr Churchill when he was in the Colonial Office, and somehow or other since then I have held the opinion that I can always rely on his sympathy and goodwill".

2 folios
23 Sep 1935
CHAR 2/240B/187

Letter from WSC to Colonel P A Barton, with thanks for his letter and memorandum on India. [Carbon].

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/240B/188

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, (Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to WSC, asking him to meet Mr Barton, Master of the Trades Organisation at Bangalore, India; asking if he could prevent the inhabitants of Bangalore from being deprived of their status as British citizens, as the region was in Mysore territory.

1 folio
21 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/240B/189-191

Printed precis of address given by Brigadier Lionel Fanshawe [former Director of Ordnance Services in India], "India in a Nut-shell", with extracted notes on the Indian population and proportion of voting.

3 folios
[1935]
CHAR 2/240B/95-104

Memorandum by Sir Michael O'Dwyer [former Governor of Bengal] "Financial Inducements to the [Indian] Princes - Part VII of the India Bill, Chapter I, Clauses 134-147". [Carbon].

10 folios
[Mar] [1935]