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CHAR 2/257/1

Telegram from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, asking when he was returning to London from France [copy].

1 folio
01 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/2

Letter from WSC to The Duchess of Atholl, apologies for not being able to accept invitation to meet Sir Thomas Holland to discuss mineral sanctions [carbon].

1 folio
01 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/3-4

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes MP to WSC, on this campaign to persuade the Admiralty to allow Vice-Admiral Wilfred Tomkinson to retire as a full Admiral. Also on the publication of official documents in his autobiography "Adventures Afloat and Ashore", enclosing copy of the relevant Articles from King's Regulations.

2 folios
05 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/5

Letter from Major-General Sir Hugh Tudor, St John's Newfoundland, Canada to WSC, on the European situation. Commenting that Britain should make a strong western pact with France and Germany, and allow Germany to "settle" the Soviet Union and Bolshevism "in her own way". Stating that Germany would eventually be stronger after defeating Russia, and it would take years before her to be in a position to make war again. "Russia deserves what is coming to her as she will never stop undermining capitalistic governments in every way she can." Commenting that if left alone Russia would be the stongest power on earth in 10 years, and may be a more dangerous enemy than Germany. Praising WSC for "bradawling" the Government over re-armament.

1 folio
04 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/6-8

Letter from A E White, Director, The Diamond Development Company Ltd., London EC1 to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, on their intention to import industrial diamonds for experimental and testing purposes.

3 folios
04 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/9

Letter from Violet Pearman, PS to WSC to [A E White], Director, The Diamond Development Company Ltd., London EC on their proposal to import industrial diamonds for experimental purposes [carbon].

1 folio
01 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/10-12

Letter from A E White, Director, The Diamond Development Company Ltd., London EC1 to WSC on his offer to help with the import of industrial diamond material for experimental purposes, enclosing copies of correspondence with HM Customs and Excise.

3 folios
29 Jul 1936
CHAR 2/257/13-17

Letter from Leo Amery, Eaton Square, London SW1 to WSC, sending draft letter on Palestine, asking if he would be prepared to sign it.

5 folios
05 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/18

Letter from WSC to Leo Amery, suggesting that it would be best if letter to "The Times" on Palestine was signed by Amery alone. Commenting that he was very worried about the situation there [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/19

Letter from Sir Eustace Fiennes [Sir Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes], (Windlesham, Surrey) to WSC, asking him to speak at a Festival Dinner in aid of the West London Hospital.

1 folio
05 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/20

Letter from WSC to Sir Eustace Fiennes [Sir Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes], declining his invitation to speak at the Festival Dinner in aid of the West London Hospital. [Carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/21

Letter from WSC to Lord Winterton MP, forwarding letter from Frederick Peake [Peake Pasha] on Palestine [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/22

Letter from WSC to Frederick Peake [Peake Pasha], thanks for letter on Palestine. Stating that he had shown it to William Ormsby-Gore (later 4th Lord Harlech) Sec. of State for the Colonies and Lord Winterton [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/23

Letter from WSC to Princess Beatrice, thanks for invitation to speak at League of Remembrance luncheon on 10 Nov. Regretting that he was unable to do so as he was likely to be abroad [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/24-25

Letter from Lord Lloyd, Cloud's Hill, Offley, Herts to WSC, expressing unease about the Egyptian negotiations.

2 folios
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/26

Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer (later Lord Selborne), on Resolutions to be debated at the Conservative Party Conference. Suggesting that there should be discussions on defence and the Colonies [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/27

Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden, (later Lord Avon), on the Spanish Civil War. Commenting on the importance of France remaining strictly neutral even if Germany and Italy continued to support the rebels and the Soviet Union to send money to the Government. Stating that if the French Government took sides against the rebels it would be a "god send to the Germans and the pro-Germans" [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/28-29

Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, on publication of official documents in his autobiography. Suggesting that he should contact Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary of the Cabinet [carbon].

1 folio
07 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/30

Letter from WSC to Lord Lloyd, on the political situation in Egypt [carbon].

1 folio
08 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/31

Letter from Sir Eustace Fiennes [Sir Eustace Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes], (Windlesham, Surrey) to WSC, expressing disappointment that he was unable to speak at the dinner in aid of the West London Hospital and asking him to reconsider.

1 folio
10 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/32-34

Letter from Walton Newbold, London E11 to WSC, on the Spanish Civil War, enclosing press cutting, letter to the "Daily Record" "The Need - Strong Government".

3 folios
10 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/35-36

Letter from WSC to Andre Taddieu, thanks for leaflet [carbon and draft, annotated "telegram sent instead"].

2 folios
10 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/37-38

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Tingewick House, Buckingham to WSC. On article in the Sunday Pictorial by Sir Reginald Bacon, on the Royal Navy in the First World War. Describing Bacon as a "most unscrupulous and vindictive liar".

2 folios
11 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/39

Telegram from WSC to Sir Eustace Fiennes [Sir Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes], confirming that it was impossible for him to speak in support of the West London Hospital. [Copy].

1 folio
11 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/40

Letter from Alan Stuart Todd, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Kingswinford Conservative and Unionist Association to WSC. Inviting him to speak at public meeting at Old Hill, Staffs.

1 folio
11 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/41

Letter from WSC to Collin Brooks, City Editor, Sunday Dispatch, thanks for "friendly article" [Mysteries of British Politics, pub. 9 Aug 1936]. Commenting "It is terrible to watch the slow motion picture of our rearmament" [carbon].

1 folio
12 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/42-43

Letter from Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), Fitzhardinge St., London W1 to WSC, thanks for gift of book "Uncle Give Us Bread" [on the Soviet Union]. Also commenting on French neutrality in the Spanish Civil War.

1 folio
12 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/44

Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson, St Stephen's House, London SW1 to WSC, on luncheon with Sir Austen Chamberlain.

1 folio
[Aug] 1936
CHAR 2/257/45

Letter from WSC to Walton Newbold, thanks for letter and cutting on the Spanish Civil War. Commenting that things were going "from bad to worse in every direction" [carbon].

1 folio
15 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/46

Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood, regretting that he could not answer questionnaire for the Committee for the History of Parliament [carbon].

1 folio
15 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/47

Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Hugh Tudor, thanks for letter on the European political situation. Commenting that a strong and growing section of Conservative opinion agreed with Tudor that Britain should form a strong Western Alliance with France and Germany, leaving Germany free to deal with the Soviet Union [carbon].

1 folio
16 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/48

Letter from Joan Vickers, Noseley Hall, Leicester to CSC, thanks for day at Chartwell. Also thanking her and WSC for agreeing to help her try for the London County Council.

1 folio
16 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/49-66

Letter from Lord Lloyd to WSC, sending note of conversation with Lord Halifax at the Foreign Office on Egypt [manuscript, with two typescript copies].

17 folios
16 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/67-68

Letter from Katherine, Duchess of Atholl, Eastwold, Dunkeld to WSC, on serious blindness in the City of London regarding Germany. Suggesting that WSC should give a speech there.

2 folios
17 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/69-70

Letter from Collin Brooks, City Editor, Sunday Dispatch to WSC, thanks for letter on his article "Mysteries of British Politics". Stating that he had received many letters approving the article and the "wholesome respect" for WSC in Europe.

2 folios
18 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/71

Telegram from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, thanks for gift of books [copy].

1 folio
19 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/72

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to the PS to Lord Lloyd, sending typescript copy of Lloyd's note of his interview with Lord Halifax on 11 Aug [carbon].

1 folio
21 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/73

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to Colin Forbes-Adam, sending typescript copy of Lloyd's note of his interview with Lord Halifax on 11 Aug [carbon].

1 folio
21 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/74-80

Note of conversation between Lord Lloyd and Lord Halifax at the Foreign Office on Egypt [typescript].

7 folios
11 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/81-82

Letter from Sir John Martin-Harvey, East Sheen, Surrey to WSC, asking if he would be willing to serve on honorary committee associated with performance of "Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in September. Enclosing list of committee associated with similar production in 1912.

2 folios
21 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/83

Letter from WSC to Alan Stuart Todd, declining invitation to speak in his Staffordshire constituency due to pressure of work [carbon].

1 folio
22 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/84-85

Letter from WSC to Sir George Hennessy (later Lord Windlesham), Vice Chairman, Conservative Party, recommending Joan Vickers as a candidate for the London County Council Elections [carbon].

2 folios
22 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/86

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to the PS to Sir Samuel Hoare (later Lord Templewood), First Lord of the Admiralty, , on the possibility of establishing a small training ship in Newfoundland, Canada [carbon].

1 folio
22 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/87

Letter from WSC to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, thanks for letter and enclosures, which he had read and was keeping [carbon].

1 folio
22 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/88

Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), on meeting between Lord Lloyd and Lord Halifax on Egypt. Commenting that he was "deeply disturbed" about what was being done without the knowledge of Parliament [carbon].

1 folio
22 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/89

Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), on his visit to France and possible meeting with the Prime Minister, Leon Blum [carbon].

1 folio
22 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/90

Letter from [Violet Pearman], PS to WSC to Sir John Martin-Harvey, stating that WSC was very pleased to support revival of Oedipus Rex at the Royal Opera House. With WSC's apologies for not writing personally.

1 folio
24 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/91-105

Letter from Lord Winterton, Eccleston Square, London, SW1 to WSC, thanks for showing him note of meeting between Lord Lloyd and Lord Halifax on Egypt. Enclosing memorandum by the British Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, and copies of two letters written by an unnamed prominent Englishman in Palestine on the situation there.

15 folios
24 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/106

Letter from Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), Foreign Office to WSC, on WSC's forthcoming visit to France, and possible meeting with the Prime Minister, Leon Blum.

1 folio
24 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/107

Letter from Neville Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer to WSC, regretting that he had missed meeting on Defence, and commenting on WSC's forthcoming visit to France.

1 folio
25 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/108

Letter from Sir Henry Page Croft MP, Knole, Bournemouth to WSC, thanks for sending him copy of Lord Lloyd's note of meeting with Lord Halifax on Egypt. Commenting that the Government should stand firm, and expressing alarm at the prospect of Egypt joining the League of Nations.

1 folio
26 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/109

Letter from Sir Robert Horne (later Lord Horne of Slamannan), Devonshire House, London W1 to WSC, thanks for sending copy of Lord Lloyd's note of meeting with Lord Halifax on Egypt.

1 folio
26 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/110-112

Letter from Anthony Eden, (later Lord Avon), Foreign Office, to WSC, thanks for sending copy of Lord Lloyd's note of meeting with Lord Halifax on Egypt. Commenting that he was confident that the Government had secured satisfactory terms, and that the Treaty had immensely relieved the Mediterranean situation, enclosing cutting from Hansard of his speech to the House on 27 Jul.

3 folios
27 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/113

Letter from Edward Grigg (later Lord Altrincham), Tormarton Court, Badminton, Gloucestershire, to WSC, on forthcoming Conservative Party Conference at Margate.

1 folio
29 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/114

Letter from Francis Bertram, Air Ministry to WSC, postponing meeting of the Munitions Council Dinner Club.

1 folio
31 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/115-120

Letter from Lord Lloyd to WSC, enclosing copies of two letters from unnamed British officials on the political situation in Egypt.

6 folios
31 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/121

Picture postcard from Ava Wigram (later Ava Anderson and Lady Waverley), Frankfurt, Germany to WSC, showing the autobahns. Commenting that these roads were everywhere in Germany, and were ideal for troop movements.

1 folio
31 Aug 1936
CHAR 2/257/122

Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, congratulations on wonderful speech, and kind references to him.

1 folio
[Aug] 1936