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CHAR 2/91 Public and political: congratulations to WSC on his appointment as Minister of Munitions.

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CHAR 2/91/1

Telegram from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (Hotel Gotham, New York,[United States]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [Northcliffe mistakenly believed WSC had been appointed to the Air Board].

1 folio
13 Jun 1917
CHAR 2/91/2

Letter from Lord Dundonald (Mains Lodge, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions.

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/3

Letter from Arthur Pearson (21 Portland Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him, on behalf of himself and the officers WSC recently met, on his appointment as Minister of Munitions.

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/4

Letter from Sir John Brabazon (10 Wilton Crescent, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions] and bemoaning the fact that he has been so long out of the Government.

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/5

Letter from Robert Donald (the Daily Chronicle) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions], explaining that he was restrained by David Lloyd George from advocating WSC's inclusion in the Government and hoping that WSC becomes a member of the War Cabinet.

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/6

Letter from Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest] (Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions, stating that he cannot make out "whether the German crisis is a distinct victory for the Junkers or not", explaining that he has applied to Sir Henry Duke [Chief Secretary for Ireland] to circulate to him Cabinet memoranda and minutes on Irish affairs so that as Lord Lieutenant he may be better informed.

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/7

Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions]: "Now if you will bring back old Fisher [Lord Fisher, earlier Sir John Fisher] we may get the better of the submarines." Annotated with WSC's reply: "thankyou so much for yr letter. I have undertaken a very formidable task &require all your powerful aid.".

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/8

Letter from (Taplow Court, Taplow, Buckinghamshire) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions].

1 folio
17 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/9

Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions] and advising him to "stick to munitions and don't try &run the Govt ! !".

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/10

Letter from Lord Ivor Spencer Churchill (War Office) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions] and expressing confidence that he will achieve great things because "time after time you have been dead right".

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/11

Letter from Sir Vincent Caillard (42 Half Moon Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions and assuring him of the co-operation of Vickers.

1 folio
18 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/12

Letter from Lord Denman (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions and asking to be mentioned to the Prime Minister as a candidate for a subordinate government office.

1 folio
18 Jul [1917]
CHAR 2/91/13

Letter from Bertram Romilly to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions and assuring him that the criticism of WSC in the Morning Post does not reflect the views of the men he (Romilly) talks to.

1 folio
19 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/14

Letter from Victor (Household Battalion, British Expeditionary Force) to WSC congratulating him on [his appointment as Minister of Munitions] and referring briefly to his experiences on the front line.

1 folio
19 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/15

Letter from "Aunt Clara" [Clara Frewen, earlier Clara Jerome] (Ormonde House, North Gate, Regent's Park, [London]) to WSC congratulating him and "dear old England" [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions].

1 folio
20 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/16

Letter from "Jack" [Major-General John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] (Brooke House, Isle of Wight) to WSC expressing pleasure at his appointment as Minister of Munitions, inviting WSC and CSC to visit and reporting that he can walk without a stick and hopes soon to be able to ride.

1 folio
20 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/17

Letter from Sir Leo Chiozza Money (Ministry of Shipping) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions.

1 folio
20 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/18

Letter from Brigadier-General Reginald Barnes (57th Division) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions: "pile up the guns &shells &we will make the Hun sit up and beg.".

1 folio
20 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/19

Letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Bryan Mahon (The Royal Hospital, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Minister of Munitions] and reporting that although things are not going well in Ireland people have great hopes of the Convention.

1 folio
21 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/20

Letter from Edward Hemmerde (1 Hare Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions and his speech [at an election meeting in Dundee].

1 folio
22 Jul [1917]
CHAR 2/91/21

Letter from Captain Murray Sueter to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions, asking for more aircraft to be sent for the operations of the Royal Naval Air Service in the Adriatic, suggesting that this matter be discussed with Rear-Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss [later Lord Wester Wemyss], who is in London, and describing how badly he (Sueter) was treated for being loyal to WSC and the RNAS.

1 folio
30 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/91/22

Letter from Katharine Asquith (The Bath Club, 34 Dover Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions and suggesting that only Howell Gwynn [editor of the Morning Post] will not welcome it.

1 folio
[18] [Jul] [1917]
CHAR 2/91/23

Letter from Lieutenant George Grossmith (His Majesty's Squadron 20, RNAS, Transport Section, MWS Department, 20 Cockspur Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Minister of Munitions and referring to the support given by WSC to his squadron "in the early days of the tanks".

1 folio
[18] [Jul] [1917]