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CHAR 2/63 Public and political: general correspondence and notes All items are manuscript unless otherwise described.

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CHAR 2/63/1

Letter from David Lloyd George (11 Downing Street) to WSC reporting that the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] thinks Lloyd George and WSC should have another conference.

1 folio
20 Jan 1914
CHAR 2/63/2

Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Alderley Park, Chelford, Cheshire) to WSC suggesting a conciliatory approach to the critics of his naval estimates.

1 folio
01 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/3

Letter from Sir Ernest Hatch (North London or University College Hospital, Gower Street, London) to WSC on the meetings of the general committee of the hospital, of which WSC has been invited to become a co-opted member. Signed typescript. Annotated by WSC with instruction to Edward Marsh to write a letter of acceptance.

1 folio
06 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/4

Letter from J Gerald Buckle, secretary of the general committee of the North London or University College Hospital (Gower Street, London) to WSC informing him that he has been elected a member of the committee. Signed typescipt.

1 folio
13 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/5-6

Letter from [WSC] to [J Virgo, general secretary of London Central Young Men's Christian Association] explaining why George Robbins, a former employee of his, was disillusioned with his employment with the electrical engineers, Messrs Maple. Signed typescript.

2 folios
24 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/7-8

Letter from J Virgo, general secretary of the London Central Young Men's Christian Association (Tottenham Court Road, London) to WSC thanking him for his testimonial for George Robbins, a former employee of his, and inviting him to visit the association's premises. Signed typescript.

2 folios
25 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/9-10

Letter from J Virgo, general secretary of the London Central Young Men's Christian Association (Tottenham Court Road, London) to WSC thanking him for a cheque to be paid out to George Robbins, a former employee of his, and announcing that he is to offer Robbins a job. Signed typescript.

2 folios
27 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/11-12

Letter from Samuel Mc Fadzean (61 Dunluce Avenue, Belfast [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC enclosing a photograph of his son Winston [see CHAR 2/63/13] and assuring him that WSC's supporters in Belfast are more numerous than is apparent. Explains that as a Protestant Liberal he cannot openly express his political beliefs because of his dependence on the Unionist commercial community. Praises WSC's recent visit to Belfast.

2 folios
27 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/13

Photograph of Winston McFadzean, three month-old son of Samuel. Sent with CHAR 2/63/11-12.

1 Photograph mounted on card with card covers.
27 Feb 1914
CHAR 2/63/14

Letter from Gerald Kirwan (Metropolitan Prisoners' Aid Society, 44 Burton Street, London) to WSC reporting that George Robbins, a former employee of WSC's, is to start work for the Young Men's Christian Association and thanking him for bringing Robbins' case to his notice.

1 folio
02 Mar 1914
CHAR 2/63/15

Note by WSC headed "as an alternative to adjournment" suggesting that the Ulster Unionists be given the opportunity to exclude the six counties from the operation of the Home Rule Bill.

1 folio
[Mar] 1914
CHAR 2/63/16

Letter from John Redmond (House of Commons) to WSC reporting that he has discussed the question of a referendum on the Home Rule Bill with his colleagues and that they share his opinion. Encloses a copy of a letter which he has sent to Augustine Birrell [see CHAR 2/63/17-18]. Signed typescript.

1 folio
20 Mar 1914
CHAR 2/63/17-18

Letter from John Redmond (House of Commons) to Augustine Birrell explaining why the Irish Nationalists reject the idea of a referendum on the Home Rule Bill. Signed typescript.

2 folios
20 Mar 1914
CHAR 2/63/19

Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (10 Downing Street) to WSC enclosing a letter from Charles a Court Repington [not present] and recommending calling in the Lord Chancellor [Lord Haldane, earlier Richard Haldane], "who is much regarded in the army.".

1 folio
22 Mar 1914
CHAR 2/63/20

Letter from Walter McTaggart (Marlborough Barracks, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC expressing the hope that the resignations of his commanding officer and most of the other officers in his regiment are not accepted but that if they are WSC will help him in his claim for promotion.

1 folio
22 Mar 1914
CHAR 2/63/21

Letter from Sir Douglas French [later Lord French and Lord Ypres (War Office) expressing regret that he will no longer be working with WSC "in that happy union of the Army and Navy which you have done so much to bring about.".

1 folio
01 Apr 1914
CHAR 2/63/22

Letter from Sir Joseph West Ridgeway (Naval and Military Club, 94 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his recent speech [on Home Rule].

1 folio
17 Apr 1914
CHAR 2/63/23

Letter from Robert Harcourt (3 Chester Square, [London]) to WSC on the "fury" of the Irish Nationalists and of Liberals over WSC's offer of concessions to Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson] and his supporters over Home Rule.

1 folio
28 Apr 1914
CHAR 2/63/24

Letter from ? (Brook House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC stating that he does not think that Arthur Grenfell will be helped by seeing him and considering the prospects for an understanding with Germany.

1 folio
23 May 1914
CHAR 2/63/25-28

"Report on Irish Nationalist Volunteers": assesses the situation in each Irish county and gives a general assessment. Typescript , with note at end by Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith]that he has shown the report to Augustine Birrell and that the lawlessness in County Clare is less serious now than for a century past, 30 May.

4 folios
[May] [1914]
CHAR 2/63/29

Page from the "Daily Mail": marked article commenting on WSC's refusal to give an interview to the "Daily Mail" on matters currently being considered by the Cabinet and illustrating the apparent difference between him and David Lloyd George on this and other issues.

4 folios
05 Jan 1914