Letter from Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain (58 Rutland Gate [London]) to WSC thanking him for volume II of "Marlborough: his life and times". He recalls how well Churchill had succeeded in the first volume in dealing with the difficult stage of Marlborough's career and looks forward to his taking the story on with his characteristic sweep.
Chamberlain also comments on the Indian situation, fearing that he and WSC would come into public conflict on the matter in the next few months. He regrets this, while acknowledging that neither of them would avoid their duty as they saw it and hopes that their friendship would not be affected. He asks WSC to let him know if anything he might say hurt him, explaining that at his age he couldn't afford to lose old friends.