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CHAR 2/255/1

Letter from the PS to Lord Beaverbrook to the PS to WSC, stating that Lord Beaverbrook recommended the Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture.

1 folio
01 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/2

Letter from W Hill Forster, Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture, to WSC, asking him to speak at meeting on "Food Production in relation both to Defence and National Health".

1 folio
28 May 1936
CHAR 2/255/3

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey, Bryanston Square, London W1 to WSC, stating that a letter from him, referring to WSC would shortly appear in the press.

1 folio
01 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/4

Letter from Lord Winterton, Shillinglee Park, Chiddingfold, to WSC, thanks for agreeing to speak in his Constituency in July. Also commenting on recent leading articles in "The Times" on defence, stating that he and Edward Grigg (later Lord Altrincham) had been attempting to persuade Geoffrey Dawson, Editor of The Times to use his influence with the Government to "make them wake up to the realities of the defence position".

1 folio
02 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/5-6

Letter from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, stating that he was sure that "The Times" would not print a letter containing a favourable reference to him. That a week earlier Lord Bayford had made a friendly reference to him at a Conservative meeting, "The Times omitted this reference which in every other paper was the only sentence printed from the speech". Commenting that "in the present posture of affairs I have no wish whatever for office. I would not join any Government which I did not feel was resolved to lift National Defence to an altogether different plane....If the very dangerous times arise, I may be forced to take a part. Only in those conditions have I any desire to serve".

2 folios
03 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/7

Letter from WSC to Lieutenant Colonel Cyril Rocke, thanks for sending article [carbon].

1 folio
04 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/8

Letter from Sir Robert Waley Cohen, Caen Wood Towers, Highgate, London N6 to WSC, asking for meeting.

1 folio
04 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/9-11

Letter from Henry Woodall, Chairman, Tottenham and District Gas Council on the Coal Mines Bill and the proposed coal sales monopoly.

3 folios
05 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/12-13

Letter from Robin Grosvenor, Sun Rising House, Banbury, to WSC, stating that he had been offered command of the Nottinghamshire Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, but that it would be difficult to accept because of "finance and distance". Asking if he would be willing to approach "Bend'or", Hugh, 2nd Duke of Westminster for help.

2 folios
06 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/14

Letter from WSC to Sir William Beveridge, thanks for letter and "most complimentary invitation", 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, regretting that he would have to decline because of pressure of work.

1 folio
06 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/15

Letter from WSC to W Hill Forster, accepting invitation to speak at meeting of the Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture [carbon].

1 folio
06 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/16-17

Letter from Captain A H Henderson-Livesay, Bayswater, London W11 to WSC, enclosing memorandum of his reasons for wanting a meeting with WSC, on WSC's views on the international situation, and his lack of access to broadcasting and the press.

2 folios
08 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/18-19

Letter from Sir Michael O'Dwyer, Prince of Wales Terrace, London W8 to WSC, on India, and enclosing cutting of letter to "The Times" "British Army in Egypt - A Parallel from Hyderabad".

2 folios
10 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/20

Letter from Major O A Forsyth-Major, Connaught Club, London W2 to WSC on the origin of "Tanks".

1 folio
10 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/21

Compliments slip from Sir Nairne Sandemann [sending documents on India to WSC]. Asking WSC to return the White Papers when he had finished with them.

1 folio
[Jun] 1936
CHAR 2/255/22

Letter from WSC to Captain A H Henderson-Livesay thanks for kind letter [carbon].

1 folio
11 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/23

Letter from Baron Georg Frankenstein, Austrian Minister in London to WSC, invitation to luncheon in honour of Dr Dobretsberger, former Austrian Minister for Social Welfare [annotated "telephoned regretting"].

1 folio
12 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/24

Letter from Count Dino Grandi, Italian Ambassador, London to WSC, asking for meeting.

1 folio
13 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/25-26

Letter from Madame Vera Lombardi , Via Barnabas Oriani, Rome, to WSC, on the political situation in Italy. Commenting that the country was 100% behind Mussolini, and that this was the moment to make friends with him.

1 folio
[Jun] 1936
CHAR 2/255/27

Letter from WSC to Madame [Vera] Lombardi, Via Barnabas Oriani, Rome, thanks for letter on the political situation in Italy [carbon].

1 folio
13 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/28

Letter from WSC to Major O A Forsyth -Major on the development of the Tank. Stating that he could not remember the details, and that he had given a fairly full account in the "World Crisis" Commenting "If we had allowed ourselves to be obstructed by the War Office we should never have got anything done at all" [carbon].

1 folio
13 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/29

Letter from WSC to Sir Michael O'Dwyer, thanks for showing him memorandum, and commenting that his letter to "The Times" on Egypt was excellent [carbon].

1 folio
15 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/30

Note that WSC owed Sybil [Colefax] 10l 10s.

1 folio
15 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/31

Letter from WSC to The Duchess of Atholl, on publications of an unnamed society. Commenting that the document in question had been printed before he became a member, and that he was no more responsible for their publication policy than Neville Chamberlain or Duff Cooper (later Lord Norwich), who were Vice Presidents [carbon].

1 folio
15 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/32

Letter from Harcourt Johnstone to WSC, forwarding letter as requested.

1 folio
15 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/33

Letter from WSC to Harcourt Johnstone, reporting that he had forwarded letter to Lord Swinton, Sec of State for Air [carbon].

1 folio
15 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/34

Letter from Sir Ian Fraser MP to WSC, invitation to address mass meeting of North St Pancras Conservative and Unionist Association at Caen Wood Towers, Highgate, the home of Sir Robert Waley Cohen.

1 folio
17 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/35

Letter from the PS to Anthony Muirhead, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour, to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter about Randolph Churchill and Tom Mitford.

1 folio
17 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/37

Letter from Harcourt Johnsone, Seymour Street, London W1 to WSC, thanks for letter. Stating that he had written to Lord Swinton (Sec. of State for Air) asking for an appointment.

1 folio
18 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/38-39

Letter from Freddie Guest, Berkeley Street, London W1 to WSC, commenting that he had a "god given chance" to rise to the top of the Conservative Party if he was to come to the rescue of the Government by "smashing the hypocritical humbug of the pacifist Socialist Party..The rank and file know quite well that Baldwin is tired and that you could do it much better than anyone else..On the other hand they will not see the old ma bullied as they are intensely and pathetically loyal to him...You can head the Conservative Party but you cannot break the Party machine".

2 folios
19 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/40

Letter from F Watkin Warner, Ewell, Surrey to WSC, on the weakness of the Government, hoping WSC would return to office.

1 folio
19 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/41

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey, Bryanston Square, London W1 to WSC, on the international situation, and hoping that Stanley Baldwin would resign.

1 folio
20 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/42

Letter from the Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram, Great Central Hotel, London NW1 to WSC, hoping to meet.

1 folio
20 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/43-44

Letter from Sir Claud Russell, Brooks's, St James's St., London SW1 to WSC, suggesting that he quote lines from Tennyson's "In Memoriam" in a debate on sanctions.

2 folios
21 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/45

Letter from Consuelo Balsan, Saint-Georges Motel, Eure, France to WSC, on attacks on Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon) in the French and British press.

1 folio
21 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/46

Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer MP (later Lord Selborne), on attack on Stanley Baldwin in debate in the House of Commons [carbon].

1 folio
22 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/47

Letter from WSC to The Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram, expressing disappointment that he had not been able to come to Lunch at Chartwell, inviting him to come later in the summer [carbon].

1 folio
22 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/48

Letter from Reginald Purbrick MP to WSC asking if anything could be done to prevent the Government "giving away the situation on the Dardanelles".

1 folio
23 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/49

Letter from Harold J Wilson, invitiation to Lobby Press Lunch to Sir Austen Chamberlain [annotated "accepted"].

1 folio
24 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/50

Letter from WSC to Sir Ian Fraser MP, declining invitation to speak at North St Pancras Conservative and Unionist Association [carbon].

1 folio
25 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/51

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Harold J Wilson, accepting invitiation to Press Lobby Lunch for Sir Austen Chamberlain [carbon].

1 folio
25 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/52

Letter from WSC to Reginald Purbrick MP, thanks for letter on the Government "giving away the situation on the Dardanelles", describing it as one of the many losses "in these bad days of Baldwinism. Stating that he would discuss the matter with Sir Austen Chamberlain.

1 folio
26 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/53

Letter from The Maharaj Kumar of Vizianagram, Indian Cricket Tour to Britain, Great Central Hotel, London to WSC, regretting that he had been forced to cancel lunch with WSC. They had found it necessary to hold an urgent meeting to send one of the team members back to India for disciplinary reasons. Hoping that they could meet later in the season.

1 folio
26 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/54-55

Letter from Harold Balfour MP (later Lord Balfour of Inchrye) to WSC, thanks for agreeing to speak at Conservative Fete in Quex Park, Birchington, Isle of Thanet, Kent.

2 folios
26 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/56-57

Letter from Ruby, Lady Carson, Cleve Court, Minster, Kent, to WSC, on his visit for lunch before speaking at Conservative Fete at Quex park, Birchington.

2 folios
[Apr] 1936
CHAR 2/255/58

Letter from WSC to Ruby, Lady Carson, on his visit to Thanet for Conservative Fete in June [carbon].

1 folio
28 Apr 1936
CHAR 2/255/59-60

Letter from Ruby, Lady Carson, Cleve Court, Minster, Kent, to WSC, thanks for agreeing to speak at Conservative Fete in the Thanet Constituency.

2 folios
[Apr] 1936
CHAR 2/255/61-62

Letter from Ruby, Lady Carson, Cleve Court, Minster, Kent, to WSC, asking him to speak at Conservative Fete in the Thanet Constituency in July.

2 folios
[Apr] 1936
CHAR 2/255/63

Telegram from WSC to Ruby, Lady Carson, agreeing to speak at Conservative Fete in the Thanet Constituency [copy].

1 folio
24 Apr 1936
CHAR 2/255/64

Letter from WSC to Captain R A Bicknell, thanks for encouraging letter [carbon].

1 folio
26 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/65

Letter from Ralph Wigram, Foreign Office to WSC, advising him against writing a message for Emile Bure, of the French newspaper L'Ordre, as the paper was very much to the right. Stating that it would be more desirable to contact one of the left wing newspapers.

1 folio
27 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/66

Letter from Emile Bure, L'Ordre, Paris to WSC, asking for a brief letter which he could publish in the newspaper, at this time when Franco-British relations were "particulierement troublee".

1 folio
23 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/67

Letter from Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovak Minister, London to WSC, asking him to meet Nicholas Lupu, Deputy Minister on the National Peasant Party of Romania. Describing the Party as the strongest and healthiest in the country, and suggesting that it would be "good for the peace in our part of the world" for him to hear a few home truths.

1 folio
27 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/68-69

Letter from D C Robinson, The Mead, Wantage, Berkshire to WSC, attacking the Government, and hoping that WSC would return to Office.

1 folio
28 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/70-71

Letter from Reginald Purbrick, Cumberland Terrace, London NW1 to WSC, asking if Sir Austen Chamberlain was willing to support the Government in throwing away the substance of Britain's future defence [by giving up the freedom of the Dardanelles] for the sake of friendship with Turkey.

2 folios
29 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/72-73

Letter from Joyce Altham, Private Secretary to Freddie Guest, to Violet Pearman, Secretary to WSC, on candidates for membership of the Other Club, particularly WSC's suggestion of Harold Nicolson. Pointing out that in March WSC had suggested that Nicolson "be left for a while".

2 folios
29 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/74

Letter from WSC to Harold Balfour MP, on visit to Conservative Fete in Balfour's Thanet Constituency [carbon].

1 folio
29 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/75

Letter from WSC to Emile Bure, regretting that he was unable to send a message to his newspaper, L'Ordre [carbon].

1 folio
30 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/76

Letter from the PS to WSC to the PS to Duff Cooper (later Lord Norwich), returning copy of speech lent to WSC [carbon].

1 folio
30 Jun 1936
CHAR 2/255/77

Circular letter from Lord Salisbury and John Withers MP, reminder that the Prime Minister was due to receive a Deputation from the Lords and Commons on 1 July to discuss House of Lords Reform [annotated "postponed"].

1 folio
[Jun] 1936
CHAR 2/255/78-79

Circular letter from Lord Salisbury and John Withers MP, reminder that the Prime Minister was due to receive a Deputation from the Lords and Commons on 13 July to discuss House of Lords Reform.

2 folios
Jun 1936