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CHAR 2/245/1

Circular letter from Sir Robert Topping, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, giving details of two publications "The Organisation of the Central and District Committee Rooms at a Parliamentary Election" and the Central Office "Parliamentary Election Manual" - with typescript note that both books were ordered.

1 folio
11 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/2

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to the Private Secretary to Lord Stonehaven, Chairman of the Conservative Party, forwarding letter from Dornford Yates [carbon].

1 folio
17 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/3

Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Chairman of the Conservative Party, acknowledging receipt of letter from Dornford Yates complaining about the BBC. Stating that he would take up the complaint with the Chairman of the BBC.

1 folio
21 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/4-6

Circular letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on arrangements for speakers in the General Election campaign.

3 folios
21 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/7

Circular letter from Patrick Gower, Chief Publicity Officer, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, giving details of the Party's Election Handbook.

1 folio
21 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/8

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC. Thanks for giving WSC's private telephone numbers, confirming that she would mot make any arrangements for WSC to address election meetings without consulting him.

1 folio
21 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/9-10

Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Chairman, Conservative Party, Palace Chambers, Westminster, to WSC, enclosing letter from Ronald Norman, Chairman of the BBC, on allegation by Dornford Yates of anti-Government bias in election coverage.

2 folios
23 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/11-12

Letter from Dornford Yates [Major C W Mercer], Villa Maryland, Pau, France to WSC, complaining of anti-Government bias in BBC news bulletin on 12 Oct. Claiming that five comments were broadcast by Labour leaders (including George Lansbury, Clement Attlee and J R Clynes), "all these were hostile to the Government, some were venomous", with no reply from the Government.

2 folios
13 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/13

Letter from H A Beckenham, 13 Henrietta Street, London WC2 (former Private Secretary to WSC) to WSC, thanks for agreeing to forward his details to Conservative Central Office.

1 folio
21 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/14

Letter from WSC to Lord Stonehaven, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, passing on details of H A Beckenham [his former Private Secretary]. Describing Beckenham as a "very able and trustworthy man" [carbon].

1 folio
22 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/15

Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to WSC, regretting that he had no suitable administrative opening for H A Beckenham - stating that what they really needed was speakers and canvassers.

1 folio
28 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/16

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to H A Beckenham, forwarding copy of letter from Lord Stonehaven, regretting that there were no job opportunities at Conservative Central Office.

1 folio
01 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/17

Circular letter from Lord Stonehaven, Conservative and Unionist Central Office to Conservative candidates, on the establishment of a committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Hailsham to draft replies to questionnaires sent to candidates.

1 folio
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/18-20

Telegram from Marjorie Maxse, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, confirming General Election meeting for 2000 in the Camberwell Baths, London for 1 Nov, with covering note by Violet Pearman.

3 folios
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/21

Telegram from WSC to Marjorie Maxse, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, asking if she had arranged for him to speak in Paddington, in support of Brendan Bracken [copy].

1 folio
27 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/22

Telegram from Marjorie Maxse, Conservative and Unionist Central Office to WSC, confirmation of election meeting at Camberwell Baths on 1 November.

1 folio
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/23

Letter from J R Westacott, Agent and Secretary, North-West Camberwell Conservative Association, to WSC, on arrangements for election meeting at Camberwell Baths on 1 Nov.

1 folio
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/24

Letter from Oscar Guest, (19 Cleveland Square, London W2) to WSC, thanks for agreeing to speak at election meeting in Camberwell on 1 November.

1 folio
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/25

Telegram from WSC to Oscar Guest, (19 Cleveland Square, London W2) arranging meeting to discuss election meeting in Camberwell on 1 November [copy].

1 folio
29 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/26

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office to Violet Pearman, on arrangements for WSC to speak at election meetings in Camberwell and St Pancras.

1 folio
28 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/27

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to J R Westacott, North-West Camberwell Conservative Association, on arrangements for election meeting at Camberwell Baths [carbon].

1 folio
29 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/28

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on provision of extra stewards from Epping for Brendan Bracken's election meeting at the Porchester Hall, St Pancras, which was expected to be a rowdy affair.

1 folio
31 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/29

Letter from WSC to Lord Stonehaven, Chairman of the Conservative Party, offering to make election speeches for the Government outside his own constituency. Suggesting that he should speak in "great centres" where he was well known, and eight or ten constituencies were affected [carbon].

1 folio
12 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/30

Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Chairman of the Conservative Party to WSC, accepting his offer to speak for the Government in forthcoming General Election campaign.

1 folio
16 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/31

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to WSC, on his offer to make three speeches for the Government in the General Election campaign. Stating that she would make it her personal duty to ensure that the meetings were as large and representative as possible.

1 folio
18 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/32

Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on arrangements for WSC to speak at election meetings [carbon].

1 folio
19 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/33

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office to WSC, thanks for agreeing to address mass election meeting in Liverpool.

1 folio
24 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/34

Letter from Alderman Sir Thomas White, Liverpool Constitutional Association to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's adoption as official National Conservative Candidate for West Toxteth. Also confirming arrangements for WSC's visit to Liverpool to speak at the Sun Hall on 12 Nov.

1 folio
24 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/35

Telegram from WSC to Alderman Sir Thomas White, Liverpool Constitutional Association, on arrangements for visit to Liverpool to address election meeting on 12 November [copy].

1 folio
25 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/36

Letter from Alderman Sir Thomas White, Liverpool Constitutional Association, to WSC, on arrangements for visit to Liverpool to address election meeting on 12 November.

1 folio
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/37

Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, on arrangements for luncheon at Liverpool Constitutional Club on 12 Nov [copy].

1 folio
02 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/38

Letter from E S Murch, Secretary, Liverpool Constitutional Association, to WSC, on arrangements for visit to Liverpool to address election meeting on 12 November.

1 folio
11 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/39-40

Telegram from WSC to Richard Law (later Lord Coleraine), on arrangements to address election meeting in Hull [copy, with covering note from Violet Pearman].

2 folios
25 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/41

Letter from Richard Law [later Lord Coleraine], [Tedworth Square, London SW3], asking if he would be willing to speak in Hull during the election campaign, promising a congenial and appreciative audience.

1 folio
[Oct] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/42

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, thanks for agreeing to speak at election meeting in Hull on 5 November.

1 folio
25 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/43

Letter from Richard Law [later Lord Coleraine], [33 Tedworth Square, London SW3] to WSC, thanks for agreeing to speak at election meeting at the Central Hall, Hull on 5 November. Asking if he would be willing to speak an overflow meeting in his own constituency [SW Hull].

1 folio
25 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/44-45

Letter from Sir Arthur Atkinson, (Scale Lane, Hull) to WSC, on arrangements for election meeting at City Hall, Hull on 5 November.

2 folios
26 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/46

Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Atkinson, (Scale Lane, Hull), on arrangements for election meeting at City Hall, Hull on 5 November, and overflow meeting in South West Hull [carbon].

1 folio
29 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/47

Letter from WSC to Richard Law MP [later Lord Coleraine], on arrangements for election meeting in Hull on 5 November [carbon].

1 folio
29 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/48

Telegram from WSC to Richard Law MP [later Lord Coleraine], on arrangements for election meeting in Hull on 5 November [copy].

1 folio
31 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/49-50

Letter from Richard Law, [later Lord Coleraine] (Bonar Law House, Anlaby Road, Hull) to WSC, on arrangements for election visit to Hull on 5 November, particularly overflow meeting in his constituency (SW Hull). Suggesting a torch-light procession to the venue, and the inspection of a guard of honour of fishermen who served in the Dardanelles.

2 folios
30 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/51

Letter from Sir Arthur Atkinson, (Scale Lane, Hull) to WSC, on arrangements for election meeting in Hull on 5 November.

1 folio
31 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/52-55

Letter from Arthur Rucker, Private Secretary to Sir Kingsley Wood, Minister of Health, enclosing figures about housing and health services in Hull for use by WSC in speech at election meeting. Stating that one of the Ministry's General Inspectors had recently severely censured the administration of Public Assistance in Hull, and that the Sir Kingsley Wood though that this was a subject best avoided. Also commenting that as Hull Council was a "Socialist body", praise of the services there, unless carefully phrased, could be taken as praise of a Socialist Council.

4 folios
04 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/56-57

Letter from Richard Law [later Lord Coleraine], (Bonar Law House, Anlaby Road, Hull) to WSC, on the success of election visit to Hull on 5 November, with covering note from Violet Pearman.

2 folios
[Nov] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/58

Letter from WSC to Dr A C Barker, on success of his election visit to Hull on 5 November [during which Barker chaired overflow meeting at the Victoria Hall].

1 folio
09 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/59

Letter from WSC to Commander Griffiths, on success of his election visit to Hull on 5 November [at which Griffiths commanded guard of honour of Hull Trawler Officers] [carbon].

1 folio
09 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/60-61

Letter from Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], Ampthill House, Bedfordshire to WSC, asking if he would be willing to address election meeting in Biggleswade, Beds. Commenting that it was going to be a hard task to put the case for rearmament.

2 folios
25 Oct [1935]
CHAR 2/245/62

Telegram from WSC to Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], offering to speak at election meeting in Bedfordshire on 9 November [copy].

1 folio
27 Oct [1935]
CHAR 2/245/63

Telegram from Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], to WSC, accepting his offer to speak at election meeting in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 9 November.

1 folio
28 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/64-65

Telegram from WSC to Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], confirming that he would speak at election meeting at the Town Hall, Biggleswade on 9 November ]copy].

2 folios
30 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/66

Letter from Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], Bedford Street, Ampthill, Beds, to WSC, expressing delight that WSC had agreed to speak at election meeting in his constituency [Mid Bedfordshire].

1 folio
30 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/67

Letter from Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], Bedford Street, Ampthill, Beds, to WSC, on arrangements for WSC to speak at election meeting in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, on 9 November.

1 folio
31 Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/68

Letter from P Spencer-Smith, Meetings Organiser, Mid-Bedfordshire Conservative Association to the Private Secretary to WSC, on arrangements for WSC's election meeting in Biggleswade, in support of Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton].

1 folio
02 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/69

Telegram from WSC to Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton] on visit to Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, to speak at election meeting [copy].

1 folio
07 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/70

Typescript extract of song "Goodbye Milner, you must leave us" - about Milner Grey, Liberal Candidate opponent of Alan Lennox Boyd in Mid Bedfordshire [carbon].

1 folio
09 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/71

Letter from Alan Lennox-Boyd [layer Lord Boyd of Merton] to WSC, thanks for support at election meeting [in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire on 9 November].

1 folio
11 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/72

Letter from Waris Ameer Ali, Alexandra Court, Queen's Gate, London, SW7 to WSC, good wishes for forthcoming general election.

1 folio
02 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/73

Telegram from WSC to Waris Ameer Ali, Alexandra Court, Queen's Gate, London, SW7, thanks for good wishes for forthcoming general election [carbon].

1 folio
[Nov] 1935
CHAR 2/245/74

Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson, Midland Hotel, Birmingham to WSC, congratulations on work during election campaign. Suggesting that he should not make a speech on the Eve of the Poll, when journalists were weary, and did not have the time or space to report him in full. Suggesting that he should give another warning about national danger on the Monday afternoon, releasing it to the press by 2.00pm, so that it could be reported in the evening papers. Suggesting that he should repeat his warning that Hitler was watching the election, and wanted the Socialists to win.

1 folio
08 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/75

Letter from Sir Arthur, and Sybil, Lady Colefax, Argyll House, King's Road, Chelsea to WSC, best wishes for election campaign.

1 folio
[Nov] 1935
CHAR 2/245/76

Telegram from WSC to Sir Arthur, and Sybil, Lady Colefax, Argyll House, King's Road, Chelsea, thanks for good wishes for election campaign [copy].

1 folio
15 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/77

Telegram from Stanley Baldwin to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
15 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/78

Telegram from Ivor [Guest] to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
16 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/79

Telegram from Christian, Lady Goschen to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
16 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/80

Telegram from WSC to Christian, Lady Goschen, House Hill, Nairn, Scotland, thanks for telegram of congratulations on election victory [copy].

1 folio
17 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/81

Telegram from Lord Rushcliffe to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
16 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/82

Telegram from Freddie Guest to WSC, congratulations on election victory, and offering sympathy on the defeat of Randolph Churchill in Toxteth.

1 folio
16 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/83

Telegram from WSC to Lord Rushcliffe, (Ashley gardens, London SW1), thanks for telegram of congratulations on election victory [copy].

1 folio
[17] Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/84

Letter from Lord Londonderry, (Wynyard Park, Stockton on Tees) to WSC, congratulations on election victory. Offering sympathy on the defeat of Randolph Churchill in West Toxteth.

1 folio
17 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/85

Telegram from WSC to Lord Londonderry, thanks for letter of congratulation on election result [copy].

1 folio
[20] [Nov] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/86-87

Letter from Lord Tyrell ("The Pragmatic Beaver"), Chesham House, Chesham Place, London SW1 to WSC, wishing a "crushing majority" in the general election. Praising WSC's speeches on foreign affairs, and hoping that he would be appointed Minister of Defence in the new government.

2 folios
14 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/88

Telegram from WSC to Lord Tyrell, thanks for letter on the election [copy].

1 folio
17 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/89

Letter from Sir Louis Stuart, Indian Empire Society, to WSC, congratulations on election victory, with note of WSC's reply.

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/90

Letter from Richard Lyttelton, Hon Secretary, Political Committee, St Stephen's Club, Westminster, London SW1 to WSC, congratulations on election victory. Asking if he would be willing to speak to the club on Defence.

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/91

Letter from WSC to Richard Lyttelton, Hon Secretary, Political Committee, St Stephen's Club, Westminster, London SW1, regretting that he could not accept invitation to speak on Defence in December. Hoping that the opportunity might re-occur [carbon].

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/92

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (Lowndes Street, London SW1) to WSC, congratulations on election victory and expressing sympathy on Randolph Churchill's defeat in West Toxteth. Thanking WSC for help over election expenses.

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/93

Letter from Richard Law, [later Lord Coleraine], (33 Tedworth Square, London SW3) to WSC, congratulations on election victory, and thanks for support in Hull. Also expressing sympathy on Randolph Churchill's defeat in West Toxteth.

1 folio
19 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/94-95

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to WSC, congratulations on election victory. Also expressing thanks for speaking in Hull, Liverpool and Camberwell. Apologising for the poor organisation and attendance at the Camberwell meeting. Asking if he would be willing to speak at the Junior Carlton Club.

2 folios
19 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/96

Letter from WSC to Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, thanks for letter on the election campaign. Regretting that he would rather not speak at the Junior Carlton Club for the present, but would consider the suggestion in the New Year.

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/97

Letter from WSC to Walton Newbold, thanks for letter of congratulation on election victory. Thanking Newbold for assistance on the platform, and regretting that he had not heard any of his "impressive" speeches [carbon].

1 folio
20 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/98

Letter from James Baldwin-Webb MP, Olton, Warwickshire to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
25 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/99

Letter from Lord Ebbisham, (Abchurch Lane, London EC4) to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
23 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/100

Letter from Sir Harry McGowan, (Imperial Chemical House, London SW1)to WSC, congratulations on election victory.

1 folio
18 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/101

Letter from WSC to Sir Harry McGowan, (Imperial Chemical House, London SW1) thanks for letter of congratulation on election victory [carbon].

1 folio
21 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/102

Letter from Lord Kimberley (Bath Club, Dover Street, London W1) to WSC, congratulations on election victory. Stating that if Baldwin did not put WSC in the Cabinet "I'll never do another hand's turn for the National Government".

1 folio
[18] Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/103

Telegram from WSC to Lord Kimberley (Bath Club, Dover Street, London W1), thanks for letter of congratulation on election victory [carbon].

1 folio
22 Nov 1935
CHAR 2/245/104-107

Memorandum on "The Silver Question", proposing the monetization of silver by P W Tulloch, Monaco.

4 folios
Oct 1935
CHAR 2/245/108

Typescript notes on wages and prices in England and Wales, 1914-1935.

1 folio
[Oct] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/109-110

Typescript notes on the Cost of Living in the United Kingdom, 1924-35.

2 folios
[Oct] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/111

Typescript note on food consumption per head in the United Kingdom, 1924-34.

1 folio
[Oct] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/112-113

Typescript notes on imports of foodstuffs into the United Kingdom, 1931-34.

2 folios
[Oct] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/114-123

Memorandum on Increases in Agricultural Production in Great Britain, 1931-35.

10 folios
[Oct] [1935]
CHAR 2/245/124-128

Press notice of speech by Walter Elliot, Secretary of State for Agriculture and Fisheries, at a National Government meeting at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

5 folios
02 Nov [1935]