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CHAR 2/254/1

Letter from William Philip Simms, Foreign Editor, Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Washington, to WSC, asking for a "startling hundred words on the European situation". Stating that he could not pay for them, but could give him "coast to coast" publicity in the United States.

1 folio
01 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/2

Letter from Daniel Brindley, Rome, Italy, to WSC, sending editorial from the "Giornale d'Italia" on the European situation.

1 folio
01 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/3

Letter from WSC to Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain. Thanks for letter and enclosures, suggesting that they should meet [carbon].

1 folio
02 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/4

Letter from [J H Thomas], Colonial Office, to WSC, sending letter from T G Tulloch [not retained] [? on the situation in the Middle East].

1 folio
04 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/5-6

Letter from Geoffrey Pyke, Gordon Square, London to WSC, asking for a short interview, enclosing letter of introduction from Lord Lytton.

2 folios
04 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/7

Letter from Gerald French, Courtfield Gardens, London SW5 to WSC, asking if he would be willing to write a foreword to his book of his father's [John French, Lord Ypres] Boer and Great War diaries.

1 folio
04 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/8-10

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl MP to WSC, lunch invitation. Also commenting on recent visit to Paris, stating that the French were very depressed at the lack of understanding of their position shown by the British press, with covering note by Violet Pearman.

3 folios
04 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/11

Letter from WSC to Ella Maillart, thanks for agreeing not to publish article about him [carbon].

1 folio
05 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/12-13

Letter from WSC to Lord Weir, thanks for letter of congratulation on speech in budget debate in House of Commons. Commenting on Weir's "vast new responsibilities", asking if he sure that he was right to lend his reputation to "keeping this country in a state of comfortable peace routine. Stating that he believed that the whole life and industry of Germany was organised for war preparation, and that compared to this, Britain's effort was puny, commenting on the problems of the Army, the RAF and the Royal Navy [carbon].

2 folios
06 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/14

Letter from Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain to WSC, lunch invitation.

1 folio
06 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/15

Letter from Leon Blum, Chambre des Deputes, Paris, to WSC, on the international situation.

1 folio
[May] 1936
CHAR 2/254/16

Letter from WSC to Gerald French, regretting that he was unable to write foreword to his book [carbon].

1 folio
07 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/17

Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Pyke, regretting that he was unable to meet hi due to pressure of work. Asking Pyke to write with an outline of the matter he wished to discuss [carbon].

1 folio
07 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/18

Letter from O S Cleverley, PS to the Prime Minister to WSC, acknowledging receipt of recommendation for the Birthday Honours List.

1 folio
07 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/19

Letter from WSC to Lasbordes Montoyo, thanks for tribute to his recent broadcast speech in France [carbon].

1 folio
08 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/20

Letter from WSC to J H Thomas, Colonial Office, thanks for showing him letter from T G Tulloch on the political situation in the Middle East [carbon].

1 folio
09 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/21

Letter from Eric Long [later 3rd Lord Long], Steeple Ashton Manor, Trowbridge, to WSC, congratulations on the "superb effort" he was making to "maintain this dear old Empire of ours.

1 folio
09 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/22

Letter from Cecil L'Estrange Malone, Phene Street, London SW3 to WSC, congratulations on speech at Chingford on the League of Nations and Sanctions. Sending copy [not retained] of his speech withdrawing as a Labour Party candidate because of the issue of Sanctions.

1 folio
09 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/23-24

Letter from Lord Londonderry, Mount Stewart, Newtonards, Co. Down to WSC, commenting on speech by WSC on Stanley Baldwin, suggesting "not hitting the poor little man too hard" as it would evoke a wave of sympathy which he could "stimulate by platitudinous broadcasts". Also commenting that he could not agree with WSC about the Nazi regime in Germany, expressing admiration for Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, for creating efficient organisation within their respective countries. Although he did not wish to live under those regimes, they did constitute an organisation, and if the Nazi regime in Germany were destroyed Germany would "go Communist". Also stating his detestation for sanctions "the only sanction with which I have any sympathy is oil, and it would have to be imposed by the united force of a really powerful League of Nations".

2 folios
09 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/25-29

Letter from Alfred Wise MP to Violet Pearman, returning WSC's letter on foreign policy statement of the Imperial Policy Group.

5 folios
09 Apr 1936
CHAR 2/254/30

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to F A Lindemann (later Lord Cherwell), on corrections to memorandum [carbon].

1 folio
11 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/31-32

Letter from Lord Lytton, Knebworth House, Herts to WSC, on death duties payable on the estates of members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives through accidents in the course of peace time training, with covering note by Violet Pearman.

2 folios
25 Apr 1936
CHAR 2/254/33-36

Letter from Leslie Rowan, PS to Chancellor of the Exchequer, Treasury to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, on letter from Lord Lytton on the question of death duties payable on the estates of servicemen killed accidentally in peace-time, enclosing cutting from "Hansard", of Parliamentary Question on the subject by Sir Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham] and reply by the Chancellor, Neville Chamberlain.

4 folios
11 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/39-40

Letter from WSC to "The Times", on dislike of Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] for Italy, France, Germany, the Soviet Union and Japan. Pointing out that these five nations were tje most warlike and heavily armed in the world, that they were arming night and day, and that with the exception of France they were all ruled by dictatorships and inspired by military aims. Suggesting that Lord Hugh should moderate his condemnation, to "put his censures in order of priority" and try to think less severely of the two least likely to endanger Britain's safely. Stating that without the support of at least three of these nations the League of Nations would be unable to help tje small, weak and poorly armed states and peoples [carbon].

2 folios
11 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/41-42

Letter from [Major T G Tulloch] to J H Thomas, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the question of sending a Royal Committee to Palestine to enquire into the Legislative Council, immigration and land restriction. Stating that the Agency would take the "most serious and unfavourable view" of such a proposal. "We feel that if concessions are made to those who are embarking on a deliberate campaign of murder, arson, highway sabotage and civil disobedience, with the avowed intent of forcing the Government to abandon its Mandatory obligations, that serious consequences might ensue". Pointing out that such a step would undermine the authority of Chaim Weizmann as President of the Jewish Agency [carbon].

2 folios
12 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/43-44

Notes from Violet Pearman to WSC, on possible meeting with Geoffrey Pyke, who had been recommended to WSC by Lord Lytton, Lord Lothian and Sir Josiah Stamp.

2 folios
12 May 1936 - 13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/45

Letter from Dame Edith Lyttelton, Great College Street, London, SW1 to WSC, sending booklet.

1 folio
13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/46

Letter from Sir Howard d'Egville, Empire Parliamentary Association to WSC, reporting that Robert Menzies, Attorney General of Australia would be speaking on "A Dominion View of the Present Situation in Foreign Affairs" on 20 May. Asking if he would attend.

1 folio
13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/47-48

Letter from Lord Weir, 3 Whitehall Court, London SW1 to WSC, thanks for letter on his work for the Government. Asking if it was necessary to "take the whole life and industry of this nation and organise it for war preparation." Stating that if he felt this necessary he would "not only advise it but push it hard in spite of its grave effects and dislocations".

2 folios
13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/49

Letter from WSC to Dame Edith Lyttelton, regretting that he was unable to help as he already had "so many things to look after" [carbon].

1 folio
13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/50-51

Letter and telegram from Richard Sickert, St Peter's in Thanet, Kent, to WSC, on the case of militarism made by Monluc.

3 folios
13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/52

Letter from WSC to Sir Howard d'Egville, Empire Parliamentary Association, regretting that he could not attend speech by Robert Menzies, Attorney General of Australia [carbon].

1 folio
13 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/53-56

Letter from Duncan Sandys, Leo Amery and Freddie Guest to Transvaal Newspapers Ltd on the future of the British Mandated Territories [typescript draft, with note that WSC did not wish his name to be added].

4 folios
16 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/57

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Major T G Tulloch, thanks for letter of 29 Apr. Stating that WSC would respect his wishes to remain strictly confidential [carbon].

1 folio
17 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/58

Letter from C E Bechhofer Roberts, Abinger Common, Dorking , Surrey to WSC, on his forthcoming book on Stanley Baldwin. Asking WSC about Baldwin's attitude to the General Strike.

1 folio
17 Mar 1936
CHAR 2/254/59-60

Letter from Desmond Chapman-Huston, Carlton Club, London to WSC, sending announcement of the publication of his book "The Lost Historian - A Memoir of Sidney Low".

2 folios
May 1936
CHAR 2/254/61

Letter from WSC to Desmond Chapman-Huston, thanks for sending announcement of his forthcoming biography of Sidney Low [carbon].

1 folio
17 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/62

Letter from WSC to Cecil L'Estrange Malone, thanks for letter and copy of speech on the issue of Sanctions [carbon].

1 folio
17 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/63-64

Letter from Henry Guest, Queen Anne Street, London W1 to WSC, asking if he would be willing to address speech day at Canford School, with covering note from Violet Pearman, stating that he had already written to the Headmaster declining the invitation.

2 folios
15 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/65

Letter from WSC to Henry Guest, Queen Anne Street, London W1 declining invitation to address speech day at Canford School [carbon].

1 folio
18 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/66

Telegram from WSC to Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain, hoping to meet shortly [copy].

1 folio
18 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/67

Letter from WSC to C E Bechhofer Roberts on Stanley Baldwin, F E Smith (later 1st Lord Birkenhead) and the General Strike [carbon].

1 folio
18 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/68

Telegram from WSC to Richard Sickert, St Peter, Kent, thanks for letter.

1 folio
18 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/69

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, forwarding request from Ronald Bell, Treasurer of the Oxford Union to take part in Presidential Debate on 4 June "That this torch of freedom is safe in the hands of the Conservative Party".

1 folio
18 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/70

Letter from WSC to Lord Lytton on death duties payable on the estates of members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives through accidents in the course of peace time training. Stating that the Treasury were not prepared to make an exception. Also commenting on the international situation "Things go from bad to worse in Europe and the Far East" [carbon].

1 folio
18 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/71-73

Circular letter from W Hill Forster, Secretary, Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture, inviting WSC to become a member, enclosing copy of "Journal".

3 folios
19 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/74

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Ralph Wigram, forwarding letter from Amiral Phillipe Guepratte, asking for his views on the letter [carbon].

1 folio
19 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/75

Letter from WSC to Marjorie Maxse, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, declining invitation to speak at the Oxford Union. "I think it is very undesirable to add to the importance of the Oxford Union at this time. Only a very small proportion of the University belong to it, and these are almost entirely Socialists. Great harm has been done to our interests by the fact that it is still regarded abroad in the light of its old reputation" [carbon].

1 folio
19 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/76-77

Letter from the Rajkumar of Vizianagram, Board of Control for Cricket in India, Great Central Hotel, Marylebone, London to WSC, invitation to dinner to meet "India's greatest patron of Cricket" Lord and Lady Willingdon.

1 folio
19 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/78

Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Rock, Millbrook, Jersey to WSC, on his friendship with Lady Randolph Churchill, and her conviction that WSC would become Prime Minister. Asking him to read enclosed article on international politics [not retained].

1 folio
20 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/79-80

Letter from Ralph Wigram, Foreign Office to WSC, on letter from Admiral Philippe Guepratte, the former French naval commander in the Dardanelles, inviting WSC to join the Academie de Marine. Stating that the French Embassy in London reported that the Academie was an eminent body, and that it was an honour to be invited to join.

1 folio
20 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/81-82

Letter from Admiral Philippe Guepratte, the [former French naval commander in the Dardanelles], to WSC, inviting him to join the Academie de Marine.

1 folio
16 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/83

Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on letter from WSC declining invitation to speak at the Oxford Union. Stating that they had been working with Oxford University Conservative Association, "in order to try to build it up".

1 folio
20 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/84

Letter from Victor, Lord Lytton, Knebworth House, Hertfordshire to WSC, on death duties payable on the estates of members of the Armed Forces who lost their lives through flying accidents in the course of peace time training. Stating that the Treasury decision was wrong in law, but that it could not be questioned. Reporting that Edward Grigg (later Lord Altrincham) would put down an amendment to next year's Budget when it was discussed in Committee.

1 folio
20 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/85

Letter from C E Bechhofer Roberts, Abinger Common, Dorking, Surrey to WSC, on Stanley Baldwin, F E Smith (later Lord Birkenhead) and the General Strike.

1 folio
20 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/86

Letter from Sir John Cadman, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, invitation to annual staff dinner of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.

1 folio
22 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/87

Letter from WSC to C E Bechhofer Roberts, on the General Strike, stating that he could not comment on Cabinet matters, but that it was generally known at the time that he was against continuing the negotiations under the threat of an organised General Strike [carbon].

1 folio
22 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/88

Letter from Arthur Cummings, Editor, News Chronicle, to WSC, asking for a private meeting to discuss "changes at the top". Commenting that it was not only members of his own Party who would like to see him at or near the top.

1 folio
25 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/89

Letter from Gertrude Turquand, Gledhow Gardens, London SW5 to WSC, asking for help in case "against officials who tried to force her into bankruptcy". Also hoping that he would shortly become Prime Minister.

1 folio
25 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/90

Letter from Sir John Jarvis MP to WSC, on his work for the "distressed areas". Reporting that he was organising a "Jarrow Day" at Question Time in the House of Commons, hoping that WSC would attend.

1 folio
26 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/91

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Sir John Jarvis MP regretting that WSC would not be able to attend "Jarrow Day" at Question Time in the House of Commons [carbon].

1 folio
27 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/92

Letter from Lord Winterton, Eccleston Square, London SW1 to WSC, inviting him to speak in his Horsham (West Sussex) Constituency in July [with note of WSC's reply, accepting].

1 folio
27 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/93

Letter from John Gretton, Belgrave Square, London SW1 to WSC, expressing delight that he was going to the 1900 Club dinner on 10 June. Asking him to speak and propose the toast, stating that he could say anything he liked on almost any subject, "the only boundaries being that the Club is definitely Conservative and had little use for Coalitions.

1 folio
27 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/94

Telegram from WSC to Sir John Cadman, declining invitation to attend annual dinner of Anglo-Iranian Oil Company [copy].

1 folio
27 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/95

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to Percy Tindall-Robertson, [former Secretary, Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors], asking if he had received WSC's letter of 2 March [carbon].

1 folio
26 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/96

Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Page-Croft, asking if they should act over notice from the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations [not retained] [carbon].

1 folio
26 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/97

Letter from WSC to the Lord President of the Council, on his appointment to the Committee and Court of the Privy Council for the Coronation [carbon].

1 folio
29 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/98-103

Letter from William Beveridge, London School of Economics to WSC, asking if he would be willing to make the Sunday Appeal on the BBC for the Academic Assistance Fund, founded in 1933 to assist scholars and scientists who on grounds of religion, personal opinion or race were unable to work in their own country.

6 folios
29 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/104

Letter from WSC to Amiral Phillipe Guepratte, thanks for invitation to become a Member of the Academie de Marine. Regretting that it was politically unwise for him to be formally identified with a branch of the French service [carbon].

1 folio
30 May 1936
CHAR 2/254/105

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to the PS to Lord Beaverbook, asking if Beaverbrook knew anything about the Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture [carbon].

1 folio
30 May 1936