Official: Treasury: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 18/9

Part of: CHAR 18
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Date: 01 Jul 1925 - 28 Dec 1925

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Correspondents include: Herbert Morrison, Secretary of the London Labour Party, on unemployment; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] on disarmament; Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple, Minister of Transport]; 1st Lord Weir (3) including one on industrial relief; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Francis Curzon [later 5th Lord Howe] on naval officers' marriage allowance; Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (2) including one on Herbert Samuel; George Lane-Fox [later 1st Lord Bingley, Secretary for Mines]; Sir William Joynson Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford, Home Secretary] (2); Frederick Guest on inter-allied debt; Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere] on an article in the Daily Mail; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance, Treasury]; the private secretary to 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun]; Bernard Baruch (2); Sir John Gilmour [Secretary for Scotland]; "Scribe" [Sir Edward Grigg, later 1st Lord Altrincham] on the Times' attitude to WSC; Guy Kindersley MP; Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff] on air force matters; Sir Sydney Henn MP on East African transport; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton, President of the Board of Trade]; George Peel on his book "The Financial Crisis of France"; Sir Clive Morrison-Bell MP; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland [Minister of Labour] (2); Sir Walter de Frece MP; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne, Lord Privy Seal]; Montagu Norman [Governor of the Bank of England]; Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Dominions]; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] and William Bridgeman [First Lord of the Admiralty] on the proposed betting tax; Sir James Craig [later 1st Lord Craigavon, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland].

Also includes draft and copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to John Morgan, Major-General Sir Wyndham Childs [Assistant Commissioner Metropolitan Police], and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; cuttings from newspapers.

Other subjects include: Budgetary matters; the Weir Housing Scheme; the Soviet Union and oil; the Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on the coal industry; the steel trade; the Locarno [Switzerland] Pact.

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