Letter from [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain (37 Eaton Square [London]) to WSC, thanking him for sending him a copy of his new book [? "My Early Life"]. Chamberlain says that he's heard it is one of WSC's best and is looking forward to reading it, but adds that he can't get it away from his wife, who isn't well and has been confined to her room for some days. Chamberlain also states that he had seen WSC's recent letter to Stanley Baldwin [on Protectionism], and fears that WSC wouldn't like the letter to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] which would appear in the press the following day, though it would say nothing that had not been implied in a previous statement [by Baldwin and Chamberlain]. Chamberlain hopes that WSC would consider the situation very carefully before taking any irrevocable action. He explains that they were not committed to taxing foreign foodstuffs, (though such taxes must be involved in any arrangement with the Dominions), and believes that taxation was probably not the answer for staple foods, or would at least be only on a low scale. He further states that wheat would probably be dealt with by quota, which would be good for Canada, while there was no strong call for tax on meat; bacon would not be taxed so highly that it would exclude Danish imports until Britain could make up the supply. Chamberlain assures WSC that he didn't think there was any reason to fear wholesale or high taxation on foodstuffs, at least not for a long time. He concludes by hoping that whatever WSC decided to do, they would not be driven into opposite camps, when there was so much that they did agree on. Signed manuscript.