Official: Munitions.

Reference code: CHAR 15/162A-B

Part of: CHAR 15
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Date: Apr 1918 - May 1918

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WSC's Registered Correspondence as Minister of Munitions, Nos 301-400 Correspondents include: Major-General Noel Birch; Sir Abe Bailey; Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig; Lord Derby, War Office; Sir Frederick Black, British War Mission to the United States; Lord Rhondda. Ministry of Food; Lord Stamfordham, PS to King George V (2); Lord Robert Cecil (later Lord Cecil of Chelwood), Foreign Office; Lord Northcliffe (2); Cecil Harmsworth; Colonel Albert Stern; Sir William Weir; Vice Admiral Charles Napier, asking for employment with Ministry of Munitions; Edmund Cook Wheater on low temperature carbonisation of coal; Christopher Addison, Minister of Reconstruction; John Hills MP, asking to be relieved of work in the Ministry of Munitions; Herbert Asquith (later Lord Oxford and Asquith), thanks fo rhelping his son Arthur ("Oc"); Austen Chamberlain (2) on application for calcium carbide for his house at East Grinstead; Leo Amery, on the munitions programme for 1919 and on T E Lawrence's work in the Middle East.

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CHAR 15/162B/236 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (9, Egerton Place [London]) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to his request for [the supply of] carbide to [Chamberlain's house at] East Grinstead [Sussex]. Signed typescript. 02 Apr 1918
CHAR 15/162B/239 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (9, Egerton Place [London]) to WSC in which he informs WSC that he has rented a house at East Grinstead [Sussex] and asks for assistance in obtaining a license for the supply of carbides for lighting the house in view of his public work [as Chairman of the American Board]. Signed typescript annotated with a note by J A Webster (dated 21 March) asking for advice and noting that [WSC] is likely to want to grant this application. 20 Mar 1918 - 21 Mar 1918