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CHAR 2/252/1-2

Letter from WSC to Percy Tindal-Robertson, (former Secretary, Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors). Asking for text of report referring to WSC's share in the development of the Tank [carbon].

2 folios
02 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/3

Letter from Desmond Morton, Committee of Imperial Defence, giving the address of Percy Tindall-Robertson, former secretary of the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors. Stating that statement giving WSC credit for his part in the development of the Tank was probably in the "Confidential History of the Ministry of Munitions", published in 1922.

1 folio
28 Feb 1936
CHAR 2/252/4

Letter from WSC to Desmond Morton, asking for the address of Percy Tindall-Robertson, former Secretary of the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors [carbon].

1 folio
24 Feb 1936
CHAR 2/252/5-6

Letter from Desmond Morton, Committee of Imperial Defence to WSC, enclosing copy of the First Report of the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors [Cmd 1112, 1921].

2 folios
21 Feb 1936
CHAR 2/252/7-8

Letter from M Howard, PS to Oliver Locker-Lampson to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, asking if cheque had been received.

2 folios
02 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/9

Letter from Cecil Graves, BBC, Broadcasting House, London to WSC, asking if he would be willing to contribute to series on nationalism.

1 folio
03 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/10-20

Letter from Leo Chiozza Money, Bramley, Surrey to WSC, on Ethiopia, enclosing pamphlet "Impressions of Ethiopia - Evidence by Foreigners", details of Foreign Military Missions in East Africa, and memorandum on "Some Aspects of the Occupied Terrotory in the Tigrai".

11 folios
03 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/21

Letter from Brigadier-General Sir Joesph Laycock, Wisbeton, Doncaster to WSC, expressing disappointment that he had not been appointed Minister of Defence, and commenting on the death of Lord Beatty.

1 folio
04 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/22

Letter from the PS to the Duke of Westminster to WSC, regretting that the Duke was unable to meet him at the House. Asking WSC to call on the Duke at Bourton House, that evening.

1 folio
04 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/23

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, telephone message from invitation from Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne], invitation to dine on 8 Apr [annotated "yes"].

1 folio
06 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/24

Letter from WSC to Sir Leo Chiozza Money, thanks for sending papers on Ethiopia [carbon].

1 folio
07 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/25

Letter from Harold Laski, London School of Economics to WSC, sending copy of book "The Yellow Spot - The Extermination of the Jews in Germany", in the hope that it would "awaken our people to the menace of the new Germany". Asking if WSC would be prepared to say a few words about it that could be used for publication.

1 folio
11 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/26

Telegram from George Lloyd to WSC, congratulations on speech in House of Commons debate on defence "all but you and LG [David Lloyd George] seemed like pygmies".

1 folio
11 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/27

Letter from WSC to Pierrre Flandin, invitation to dine at Morpeth Mansions, with Sir Austen Chamberlain, Sir Samiel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] and Sir Robert Horne [carbon].

1 folio
12 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/28

Note from WSC to Sir Austen Chamberlain, invitation to dinner to meet Pierre Flandin [annotated "With pleasure"] [handwritten, on envelope].

1 folio
[12] Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/29

Letter from Louis Raemaekers, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, on declaration in the "Hitler - Hugenberg" speeches that "Pacifism and Blasphemy" had to be stamped out of the German nation".

1 folio
12 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/252/30-31

Letter from Admiral Sir William Goodenough, Parson's Pightle, Cousldon, Surrey to WSC, asking him to address meeting of the Royal Empire Society on the Co-ordination of Defence.

1 folio
12 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/32

Letter from Admiral Sir William Goodenough, Parson's Pightle, Cousldon, Surrey to WSC, regretting that he had not been appointed Minister of Defence.

1 folio
14 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/33

Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir William Goodenough, regretting that he was unable to speak to meeting of the Royal Empire Society on Defence [copy].

1 folio
13 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/34

Letter from Sir Leo Chiozza Money, Bramley, Surrey to WSC, regretting that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence describing it as another "glaring instance of the stupidity of party politics, which always denies a nation of the services of its best men".

1 folio
14 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/35

Letter from Desmond Morton, Crockham Hill, Kent to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence, and criticising Baldwin's choice, Sir Thomas Inskip (later Lord Caldecote).

1 folio
14 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/36

Telegram from Charles Taylor MP to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence.

1 folio
14 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/37

Telegram from The Duke of Westminster to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence.

1 folio
14 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/38

Letter from WSC to Louis Raemaekers, thanks for sending cartoons on Hitler, promising to try to find a publisher for them in Britain.

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/252/39

Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, criticising the appointment of Sir Thomas Inskip (later Lord Caldecote) as Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence. Commenting that Stanley Baldwin wanted someone who would give him no trouble or press any difficult questions or demands.

1 folio
16 Mar 1933
CHAR 2/252/40

Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir William Goodenough, thanks for letter of commiseration on not being appointed Minister of Defence [copy].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/41

Telegram from WSC to Lord Lloyd, thanks for letter of commiseration on not being appointed Minister of Defence [copy].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/42

Telegram from WSC to Brigadier-General Sir Joseph Laycock, thanks for letter of commiseration on not being appointed Minister of Defence [copy].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/43-44

Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson MP, St Stephen's House, Westminster to WSC, enclosing motion on Cabinet inadequacy and reconstruction.

2 folios
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/45

Letter from WSC to Harold Laski, regretting that he had not had time to read the "terrible book" ["The Yellow Spot - The Exterminaton of the Jews in Germany], and that as soon as he had done so, he would write again. Urging Laski to "think a little of how to preserve the strength of England, the hope of freedom".

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/46

Telegram from WSC to The Duke of Westminster, thanks for sympathy on not being appointed Minister of Defence [copy].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/47

Telegram from WSC to Charles Taylor, thanks for letter of sympathy on not being appointed Minister of Defence [copy].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/48

Letter from Paul Maze, Chinatown St., London SW1 to WSC, offering sympathy on him not being appointed Minister of Defence. Commenting that the public were beginning to realise that WSC was right. "Hitler will come to heel if he knows that all countries are against him".

1 folio
[Mar] 1936
CHAR 2/252/49

Telegram from WSC to Paul Maze, thanks for letter of sympathy on not being appointed Minister of Defence [copy].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/50

Letter from WSC to Cecil Graves, BBC, regretting that he was unable to contribute to radio series on "Nationalism" [carbon].

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/51

Letter from [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain (11 Downing Street, Whitehall [London]) to WSC, thanking him for the kind reference to himself in a speech given by WSC at Birmingham [at the annual banquet of the Birmingham Jewellers' and Silversmiths' Association, in which he had referred to Chamberlain as "the pack-horse in our great affairs"]. He notes that WSC's "packhorse quotation" was most appropriate, but adds that it came from Shakespeare's "Richard III" rather than "Henry VI". Signed manuscript, annotated "Verify".

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/52

Letter from Sir Eric Geddes, Chairman, Imperial Airways, to WSC, sending brochure [not retained] on the Empire Mail Service Fleet.

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/53-54

Letter from the PS to Oliver Locker Lampson to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, enclosing parliamentary question to the Prime Minister on the creation of the post of Minister for Defence, and asking if there could be a debate on the appointment.

2 folios
18 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/55

Letter from P M Stewart, Park Lane, London W1 to WSC, on his understanding from Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne] that WSC was interested in Stewart's work for the Special Areas. Inviting him to dine, and expressing disappointment that he had not been appointed Minister for the Co-Ordination of Defence.

1 folio
18 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/56

Letter from WSC to Sir Eric Geddes, Imperial Airways, thanks for sending brochure on the Empire flying boat service [carbon].

1 folio
19 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/57-59

Letter from Baroness de la Grange, Paris to WSC, on his election as an Honorary member of the Acceuil Franco-Britannique.

1 folio
19 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/60

Letter from WSC to Sir Austen Chamberlain, suggesting that Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne] be invited to join dinner [carbon].

1 folio
20 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/61

Letter from WSC to P M Stewart, accepting invitation to dine to discuss the position of the Special Areas [carbon].

1 folio
21 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/62

Letter from Jean de Maret, President des Conferences Universitaires, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, invitation to speak in Brussels during the Winter of 1936-37 [with text of WSC's reply declining invitation].

1 folio
21 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/63

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to the PS to Freddie Guest, passing on WSC's view that invitation for Harold Nicolson to join the Other Club be "left for a little while" [carbon].

1 folio
24 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/64-66

Letter from Sir Eric Geddes, Imperial Airways to WSC, asking for his support for the Air Navigation Bill, which was shortly to receive its Second Reading Stating that the Government was taking powers to make a long term contract with Imperial Airways, and that they feared an attack on the "so called" question of monopoly, Stating that whether Imperial Airways was monopoly or not, it had proved itself to be the most economical air operating company in the world. Enclosing a memorandum on the subject.

3 folios
24 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/67

Letter from WSC to the Baroness de la Grange. Stating that although he was in great sympathy with the object of the Accrual Franco-Britannique he was not sure that it would be advantageous for him to be associated with such an organisation at that time, as he could do more from an independent position [carbon].

1 folio
25 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/68

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to the PS to P M Stewart, sending copy of WSC's letter to Stewart of 21 Mar.

1 folio
26 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/69

Letter from Captain Ernest Spooner, H.M. Navigation School, Portsmouth to WSC, on his speech at dinner on 3 Apr.

1 folio
26 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/70

Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, on arrangements for visit to the Navigation School on Portsmouth [carbon].

1 folio
26 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/71-74

Letter from Harold Temperley, Peterhouse, Cambridge to WSC, asking for permission to publish some of his letters in the series "British Documents on the Origins of the War".

4 folios
27 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/75

Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson to WSC, sending 260 pounds.

1 folio
28 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/76

Letter from WSC to Howard Temperley, giving permission to print his letters in "The Origins of the War" [carbon].

1 folio
28 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/77-78

Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon], on his pre-war letters and minutes, which were to be published in the "Origins of the War" series. Commenting that he made sure that Naval conversations did not commit Governments [carbon].

1 folio
28 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/79

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Captain Ernest Spooner, on WSC's visit to the Navigation School, Portsmouth [carbon].

1 folio
28 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/80

Letter from Helen, Lady D'Abernon, Rome, Italy, to WSC, praising his speech on the European situation.

1 folio
28 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/81-83

Letter from Harold Temperley, Lensfield Road, Cambridge to WSC, thanks for permission to publish his letters in "The Origins of the War".

3 folios
30 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/84

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Tingewick House, Buckingham to WSC.

1 folio
30 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/85-89

Foreword by WSC to series of articles by Inspector W H Thompson, his former personal protection officer [carbon, with notes by Violet Pearman].

5 folios
[Mar] 1936
CHAR 2/252/90

Letter from WSC to Oliver Locker-Lampson, thanks for cheque for 260 pounds. [Carbon].

1 folio
30 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/91

Letter from Violet Pearman, Private Secretary to WSC, to Lloyds Bank Limited, sending a cheque for 260 pounds [from Oliver Locker-Lampson], to be credited to WSC's current account. [Carbon].

1 folio
30 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/92

Letter from Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain to WSC, invitation to lunch "a deux" to discuss the "general outlook".

1 folio
31 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/93-95

Letter from Captain Ernest Spooner to WSC, on arrangements for his visit to H.M. Navigation School.

3 folios
31 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/252/96

Letter from Henrietta Courtauld, Burton Park, Petworth, Sussex to WSC, thanks for speaking at lunch.

1 folio
[Mar] [1936]