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CHAR 2/258/1

Letter from Sir George Hennessy (later Lord Windlesham), Conservative and Unionist Central Office on the possibility of Joan Vickers standing as a candidate in the London County Council Elections.

1 folio
01 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/2

Letter from Sir John Martin-Harvey, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London WC2 to WSC, thanks for agreeing to join Honorary Committee for production of "Oedipus Rex". Hoping that he would be able to attend first night on 28 Sep.

1 folio
03 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/3-4

Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes to WSC, asking if it was true that Asquith had wanted WSC to go out to the Dardanelles after he left the Admiralty in 1915.

2 folios
03 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/5

Envelope addressed to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes.

1 folio
[Sep] 1936
CHAR 2/258/6-7

Letter from George Trevelyan, Hallington Hall, Newcastle-on -Tyne to WSC, asking for the date and place of photograph of WSC, Richard Haldane and Sir Edward and Lady Grey, which he wished to use in his life of Grey.

2 folios
05 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/8

Letter from the PS to WSC to Lloyd Thomas, asking him to forward letter to Baron de la Grange [carbon].

1 folio
05 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/9

Letter from Jean de Maret, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, asking him to speak in Brussels.

1 folio
02 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/10

Letter from Richard Powell, PS to the First Lord of the Admiralty [Sir Samuel Hoare], to the PS to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter from Sir Hugh Tudor on the establishment of a training ship in Newfoundland.

1 folio
05 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/11

Letter from Henry Channon MP to WSC, asking if he would be willing to speak at Mayoral Banquet in Southend on 9 Nov.

1 folio
08 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/12

Letter from N Epan[ ], General in the Imperial Russian Army, Nice, France, to WSC, hoping to meet during his visit to the South of France, also thanks for gift of 500 Francs.

1 folio
11 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/13

Letter from Arnold Lawrence, San Francisco, United States to WSC, regretting that he would be unable to return to England for the unveiling of the memorial plaque to his brother T E Lawrence [T E Shaw] at Oxford.

1 folio
14 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/14

Letter from Stanley Little, Parkstone, Dorset to WSC, praising his efforts on rearmament, regretting that he was not a member of the Government.

1 folio
05 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/15-16

Letter from Ava Wigram (later Ava Anderson and Lady Waverley), Pantiles, Seaford to WSC, hoping to meet during his visit to Paris. Also commenting on recent holiday in Germany.

2 folios
08 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/17

Telegram from WSC to Ava Wigram (later Ava Anderson and Lady Waverley), on meeting in Paris [copy].

1 folio
12 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/18

Letter from Marguerite Sciatiel, Curtis Brown Ltd., Paris to WSC, on date for reception in Paris.

1 folio
16 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/19

Letter from Andre David, Les Grandes Conferences des Ambassadeurs, Paris to WSC, invitation to speak at conference on 24 Sept.

1 folio
16 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/20

Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, stating that hit had been arranged for him to go to the Dardanelles before Suvla, commenting that Lord Kitchener (Sec. of State for War) and Herbert Asquith (Prime minister) had wanted it "but the night before I started Curzon [Lord Curzon of Kedleston] made a fuss and it was knocked on the head...If I had gone I should have been at the battle of Suvla" [signed typescript, annotated "hold back"].

1 folio
17 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/21

Letter from WSC to Henry Channon MP, regretting that he was unable to speak in Southend in November [carbon].

1 folio
17 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/22

Telegram from Jean Prouvost, Paris Soir to WSC, lunch invitation.

1 folio
18 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/23

Draft letter from WSC to George Trevelyan, on photograph of himself, Lord Haldane and Sir Edward Grey. Stating that the photograph was taken at Lady Tweedmouth's Highland home, Guisachan between 1902 and 1904 [carbon].

1 folio
18 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/24

Letter from Charles Peake, 1st Secretary, British Embassy, Paris, France to WSC, sending cutting [not retained] from Paris Soir on his forthcoming speech in Paris. Stating that he would be happy to arrange for WSC's speech to be translated into French.

1 folio
18 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/25

Telegram from WSC to Jean Prouvost, France Soir, declining lunch invitation [copy].

1 folio
19 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/26

Telegram from Jean Prouvost, France Soir to WSC "insisting" that he should attend lunch on Thurs 23 Sep. Stating that several Ministers including Edonard Herriot, Camille Chautemps, and Paul Reynaud were anxious to meet him there.

1 folio
19 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/27

Telegram from WSC to Jean Prouvost, France Soir to WSC confirming that he would catch an earlier aeroplane to ensure that he was able to attend lunch on Thurs 23 Sep to meet Edonard Herriot, Camille Chautemps, and Paul Reynaud and others [copy].

1 folio
19 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/28

Letter from the PS to WSC to Jean de Maret, regretting that WSC would not be able to speak in Brussels that year [carbon].

1 folio
19 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/29

Letter from WSC to Sir Robert Vansittart, sending draft of his speech in Paris. Asking him to arrange for the speech to be translated "outside the Foreign Office and quite unofficially" [carbon].

1 folio
21 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/30-31

Letter from The Conference de Jeune Barreau, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, invitation to speak at conference in Paris on the "problems of the hour".

2 folios
21 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/32

Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Dawson, Editor, The Times, sending draft copy of his Paris speech, asking for his opinion [carbon].

2 folios
22 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/33

Letter from WSC to Charles Peake, British Embassy, Paris, confirming that he would arrange for his Paris speech to be translated into French in London. Commenting that he had taken a lot of trouble and hoped that it would do good [carbon].

1 folio
22 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/34

Letter from Lord Bearsted, "Shell" Transport and Trading Co. Ltd., London to WSC, invitation to speak to their debating society.

1 folio
22 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/35-36

Letter from The Conference de Jeune Barreau, Brussels, Belgium to WSC, invitation to speak at conference in Paris on the "problems of the hour" [this item is identical to CHAR 2/257/30-31, but addressed to WSC in Paris rather than at Chartwell].

2 folios
21 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/37

Letter from The PS to Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London to the PS to WSC, returning confidential papers lent to Lord Lloyd by WSC.

1 folio
23 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/38-39

Letter from Robert Barrington-Ward, Assistant, Editor, The Times to WSC, thanks for sending advance copy of speech in Paris to Geoffrey Dawson. Commenting that The Times "attached great importance to effective readiness in the defence of democratic civilization and to the maintenance of close relations among like minded powers". Also that The Times had "always held that this country should most firmly decline to take part in the formation of "fronts" until or unless the choice of a "front" is positively forced on us". Also that the ultimate basis for stability in Europe was an understanding between Britain, France and Germany "on lines designed eventually to embrace Europe generally.

2 folios
23 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/40

Letter from Herbert Fisher, Godalming, Surrey to WSC, praising his speech in Paris "splendid and timely defence of democratic civilization". Also praising Volume III of "Marlborough".

1 folio
24 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/41-52

Letter from Sir Edward Grigg, (later Lord Altrincham) to WSC, enclosing papers on Conservative Party Conference at Margate on 1 Oct, including text of resolutions on the international situation, correspondence with Douglas Hacking and George Herbert.

12 folios
24 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/53

Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, reporting that the Daily Telegraph was very anxious to obtain an advance copy of his forthcoming speech in Paris.

1 folio
21 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/54

Telegram from Jean Prouvost, Paris Soir to WSC, expressing delight that WSC was coming to lunch on Thurs 23 Sep [copy].

1 folio
21 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/55

Telegram from WSC to Jean Prouvost, Paris Soir, looking forward to lunch in Paris on 23 Sep [copy].

1 folio
22 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/56

Letter from WSC to George Trevelyan, on photograph of himself, Lord Haldane and Sir Edward Grey. Stating that the photograph was taken at his aunt, Lady Tweedmouth's Highland home, Guisachan, probably in 1901, as Lady Tweedmouth died in 1902, and he never visited the house after her death.

1 folio
25 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/57-58

Letter from Walton Newbold, London E11 to WSC, congratulations on speech in Paris.

2 folios
25 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/59

Letter from WSC to Colonel Frederick Beaumont-Nesbitt, Military Attache, Paris, forwarding letter from a Mr Jarrier [carbon].

1 folio
25 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/60

Letter from Kenneth Lindsay MP to WSC, congratulations on speech in Paris on the international situation "one heard the authentic note struck, with authority and dignity".

1 folio
25 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/61

Letter from Marigold, Lady Sinclair (later Lady Thurso), Phillimore Gardens, London W8 to WSC, congratulations on speech in Paris on the International situation.

1 folio
26 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/62

Telegram from Ava Wigram (later Ava Anderson and Lady Waverley) to WSC, on possibility of meeting in London.

1 folio
26 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/63

Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Mendl, Press Attache, British Embassy, Paris to WSC, thanks for his help in making visit to Paris a success [carbon].

1 folio
26 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/64

Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grigg, (later Lord Altrincham), regretting that he would not be able to attend Conservative Party Conference in Margate on 1 Oct, as he was speaking at the unveiling of the T E Lawrence Memorial in Oxford [carbon].

1 folio
26 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/65-66

Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith, Bedford Square, London WC1 to WSC, congratulations on speech in Paris. Comparing WSC with other great public speakers she had heard including Gladstone, Rosebery, and Lloyd George.

2 folios
26 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/67

Letter from Emile de Cartier, Baron de Marchienne, Belgian Ambassador to Britain to WSC, dinner invitation in honour of Belgian delegates to the Institut Colonial International.

1 folio
26 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/68

Letter from Lord Craigavon, Stormont Castle, Belfast to WSC, congratulations on speech in Paris on the international situation "quite the finest of my time".

1 folio
27 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/69

Letter from Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Eastwood, Dunkeld, to WSC, sending letter (not retained) on pro-German influences in the City of London.

1 folio
28 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/70

Letter from the PS to WSC to the PS to Lord Winterton, forwarding letter WSC had received from Frederick Peake [Peake Pasha], asking for Winterton's comments [carbon].

1 folio
28 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/71

Letter from Sir Charles Mendl, Press Attache, British Embassy, Paris to WSC, sending press cuttings, and commenting on success of visit.

1 folio
28 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/72

Letter from the PS to WSC to Walton Newbold, thanks for letter of congratulation on WSC's Paris speech [carbon].

1 folio
28 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/73

Letter from The French Minister of War to WSC, on his visit to Paris.

1 folio
28 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/74-76

Telegram from WSC to Lord Hastings, regretting the he could not grant him an interview to discuss Spain [copy].

3 folios
28 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/77

Letter from Henry, 2nd Lord Melchett, Mulberry House, Smith Square, London SW1 to WSC, on meeting with Chaim Weizmann, who was anxious to show WSC an important document. Suggesting dinner.

1 folio
29 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/78

Letter from Sir Charles Mendl, Press Attache, British Embassy, Paris, to WSC, on success of his visit to Paris.

1 folio
29 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/79

Letter from Arthur Cummings, News Chronicle, London to WSC, congratulations on speech in Paris "magnificent defence of democracy". Suggesting that he should send it to David Lloyd George, requesting that he pass it on to Hitler.

1 folio
24 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/80

Letter from George Trevelyan, Hallington Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne, to WSC, thanks for identification of photograph.

1 folio
29 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/81

Letter from WSC to Lord Bearsted, regretting that he was unable to speak to Debating Society, due to pressure of work [carbon].

1 folio
29 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/82

Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Mendl, British Embassy, Paris, thanks for help over visit [carbon].

1 folio
30 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/83

Letter from Lord Hastings, Wellington Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 to WSC, asking for meeting to discuss the political situation in Spain [Hastings had just returned from Madrid].

1 folio
30 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/84

Letter from the PS to WSC to the PS to Sir Robert Vansittart, asking for book to be forwarded to Charles Peake, 1st Secretary, British Embassy, Paris, via the Diplomatic Bag [carbon].

1 folio
30 Sep 1936
CHAR 2/258/85-87

Letter from Randolph Churchill, Chartwell, to WSC, enclosing extract from article on Belgian War Memorial at Dinant.

3 folios
[Sep] 1936
CHAR 2/258/88-97

Article by Randolph Churchill - "Democracy - The True Popular Front" [duplicate typescript].

10 folios
[Sep] 1936