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CHAR 2/608A-C Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public abroad, mainly from the United States, on the Munich Crisis, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and other aspects of the international situation; mostly supporting WSC's stance, praising his speeches and broadcasts.

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CHAR 2/608B/121

Letter from Marshall Davis Hogan (Boonton, New Jersey and Dover, New Jersey [United States]) to WSC in which he says he enjoyed and appreciated WSC's broadcast to the United States and hopes WSC will be able to "awaken our peoples to arm themselves against brute force." Signed manuscript.

1 folio
16 Oct 1938
CHAR 2/608B/136

Letter from Oswald Veblen (58 Battle Road, Princeton, New Jersey [United States]) to WSC in response to WSC's broadcast to the United States. He says that he agrees that "decent people everywhere should unite" against [Nazi Germany] but feels that many Americans do not have faith in the present British government because they have not opposed fascism and the outrages in Manchuria, Ethiopia, Spain and Czechoslovakia. Signed manuscript.

1 folio
16 Oct 1938
CHAR 2/608B/175

Letter from W D Anthony (Registrar, Potomac State School of West Virginia University, United States) to WSC thanking him for his broadcast to the United States; wishing that Britain and France had acted to prevent Hitler acquiring "such formidable power"; commenting on the failure of President Woodrow Wilson's policy of a "peace without victory" [at Versailles]; and expressing good wishes for WSC. Signed typescript.

1 folio
17 Oct 1938
CHAR 2/608B/179

Letter from G D Kirkland (683 West Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Florida [United States]) to WSC in response to his broadcast to the United States. She says that she considers WSC "guiltless" for Great Britain's failure to pay its debts and for [the Duke of Windsor earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] "being driven out as an exile for preferring an American wife [Wallis Simpson]" and that many Americans feel that WSC belongs with them. Signed typescript.

1 folio
17 Oct 1938