Personal: Baron de Forest [later Count de Bendern]: Correspondence and papers.

Reference code: CHAR 1/113

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Date: 1914

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CHAR 1/113/1-3 Letter from Sir Claude Phillips to WSC, accusing Baron de Forest [later Count de Bendern] of making pro-German remarks at a dinner party. 17 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/4 Letter from Count de Bendern to WSC, denying accusations of pro-German sentiments. 25 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/5-15 Statement by Count de Bendern, on his relationship with L. Graeme Scott [who was suspected of being a German spy]. 25 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/16 Visiting card of L. Graeme Scott. [1914]
CHAR 1/113/17 Telegram from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern, thanks for introduction to Lord Northcliffe. 27 Jul 1914
CHAR 1/113/18 Letter from Count de Bendern, to Francis Acland, Foreign Office, letter of introduction for L G Scott copy. 10 Aug 1914
CHAR 1/113/19-21 Letter from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern, offering to help him to obtain a post as a war correspondent, also on the situation in Belgium. 24 Aug 1914
CHAR 1/113/22 Letter from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern, on Germany's reasons for war with Russia, and on public opinion in The Netherlands. 24 Aug 1914
CHAR 1/113/23 Telegram from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern, on The Globe's refusal to publish his "strategical predictions" obtained from the German General Staff, asking if de Bendern could help him to find another newspaper willing to employ him as a correspondent to the "German side". 30 Aug 1914
CHAR 1/113/24-25 Letter from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern, on The Globe's refusal to publish his "strategical predictions" obtained from the German General Staff, asking if de Bendern could help him to find another newspaper willing to employ him as a correspondent to the "German side". 03 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/26 Letter from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern. 06 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/28-36 Letter from L.G. Scott to WSC, on the accuracy of the information that he had obtained from German official sources, which no British newspaper was willing to print. 10 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/37-40 German newspapers: Vossiche Zeitung, 13 Sept 1914 Vossiche Zeitung, 14 Sept 1914 Deutsche Tagezeitung, 14 Sept 1914 Vorwärts, 14 Sept 1914 These newspapers were presumably sent to de Bendern by L.G. Scott. Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/41-42 Letter from Count de Bendern to Francis Acland, Foreign Office, on L G Scott [copy]. 19 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/43-44 Letter from Count de Bendern to Sir Alan Johnstone, British Legation, The Hague, on L.G. Scott. 19 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/45 Letter from Francis Acland, Foreign Office, to Count de Bendern on L G Scott. 21 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/46-47 Letter from Sir Alan Johnstone to Count de Bendern, on L.G. Scott's activities in The Netherlands, [Johnstone had banned Scott from the British Legation in The Hague]. 21 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/48-56 Letter from L.G. Scott to Count de Bendern, on his activities in The Netherlands, particularly on his treatment by the British authorities in The Hague. 23 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/57-64 Statement by Count de Bendern on his Austrian estates, his gift of £10,000 to non-combatants in Austria, and allegations of pro-Austrian sympathies. 25 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/65-66 Letter from Count de Bendern to his Austrian Bankers, K.K. Priviligirte Allgemeine Osterreichische Boden-Credit- Anstalt, instructions for gift of £10,000 to fund for relief of Moldavian non-combatants affected by the Austria- Russia war [copy]. Aug 1914
CHAR 1/113/67-68 Letter from K.K. Priviligirte Allgemeine Osterreichische Boden-Credit-Anstalt to Count de Bendern, confirming his gift of £10,000 to non-combatants in Moldavia. 28 Aug 1914
CHAR 1/113/69-71 Statement by Count de Bendern, defending himself against Sir Claude Phillips' accusation that he expressed pro- German sympathies, at a dinner party after the outbreak of war [mainly because of de Bendern's refusal to accept press stories of German atrocities]. 25 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/72-77 Letter from Count de Bendern to WSC, enclosing note by L.G. Scott on Albania, dated Mar 1914. 28 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/78-80 Note by Sir Charles Mathews, Director of Public Prosecutions, giving his opinion on Count de Bendern's relationship with L.G. Scott, the gift of £10,000 to non- combatants and the offer of his house in Moldavia to the Red Cross, and his alleged remarks in the presence of Sir Claude Phillips annotated by WSC, expressing his satisfaction with de Bendern's loyalty and sense of duty. 26 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/82-83 Letter from Countess de Bendern to WSC, confirming that on 12 Aug 1914 an Austrian Embassy official in London had told her that he did not expect war between Austria and England [war was declared the following day]. 29 Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/84 Letter from Sir Charles Mathews to Sir Edward Marsh, on Count de Bendern. 02 Oct 1914
CHAR 1/113/85-87 Letter from Count de Bendern to WSC, on allegations of pro- German sympathies. 02 Oct 1914
CHAR 1/113/88-89 Extracts from The Westminster Gazette and The Daily Telegraph on alleged German atrocities in Belgium. Sep 1914
CHAR 1/113/81 Letter from Charles Mathews (Director of Public Prosecutions Department, Whitehall, London) to Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to WSC, marked 'private and confidential' returning a letter from Baroness de Forest. He feels that the statements in her letter should be accepted and says that he would personally endorse the Dowager Lady Gerard's opinion that the Austrian attache was a "fool or a knave" for suggesting we could remain at peace with Austria, after declaring war on Germany. 1-3 Oct 1914