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CHAR 2/135/1-2 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to F Stanley Jackson on: the distribution of an effective electioneering card; the prospect of the Government being dismissed on the Campbell Prosecution; the need for the Liberals to stand firm; WSC's good prospects in the Epping Division of Essex; the likelihood of Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] being friendly to a new government if he is not opposed in his Caithness constituency [Scotland]. Carbon copy. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/3 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Rear-Admiral Arthur Smith-Dorrien asserting that he has always been in favour of Home Rule and Free Trade and opposed to Socialism and that the present Conservative programme differs from that adopted by Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] in 1904 only in its exclusion of the question of Protection. Carbon copy. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/4 Letter from C Randolph Dudgeon (House of Commons) to WSC listing the members of a group of Liberal MPs who have been invited to dine with WSC. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/5-6 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: the Liberal resolve to fight the Government on the dropping of the prosecution against John Campbell and the Russian Treaty; the composition of the Conservative government that would probably need to be formed following the defeat in Parliament of the present Government and before a general election; the likelihood that Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] will be appointed by the Government to represent Ulster [Ireland] thus removing the Irish question as a prominent issue; the good effects in Scotland of the meeting [in Edinburgh]; WSC's stay with Lord Balfour and Alice Balfour. Carbon copy. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/7-8 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] on his hope that the Government will be defeated over their dropping of the prosecution against J R Campbell because otherwise they may be able to get out of their negotiations with the Soviet Government by inducing a disagreement with them over Georgia. Carbon copy. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/9-10 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] arguing that the dropping of the prosecution against J R Campbell offers the best chance of defeating the Government, considering the possibility of the Conservatives having to form a government before the general election, and urging that the planned Conservative opposition to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] in Caithness [Scotland] be withdrawn. Carbon copy. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/11 Letter from N Gwynne Trew (The Spies Petroleum Company Ltd, 62 London Wall, London) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing CHAR 2/135/12-13 and CHAR 2/125/14-19 as showing the attitude which the Labour Party are likely to take up in the debate in the House of Commons on the Anglo-Russian treaty. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/12-13 Letter from Ben Turner, Labour MP for Batley (The Homestead, Carlton Avenue, Batley, [Yorkshire]) to the secretary of the Association of British Creditors of Russia (129 Cannon Street, [London]) answering the Association's criticisms of the Government over the terms of the Anglo-Russian treaties. Copy sent with CHAR 2/135/11. [Sep] [1924]
CHAR 2/135/14-19 Letter from L J Parker, secretary of the Association of British Creditors of Russia (129 Cannon Street, [London]) to Ben Turner [Labour MP for Batley] (The Homestead, Carlton Avenue, Batley, [Yorkshire]) responding to Turner's answers to the Association's criticisms of the Government over the terms of the Anglo-Russian treaties. Copy sent with CHAR 2/135/11. 30 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/135/20-21 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC (Chartwell) considering the effect on the proposed censure motion against the Government of David Lloyd George's belief that a general election should not be forced before the Russian treaty has been discussed in the House of Commons, advising WSC to write to the Duchess of Atholl to get her to withdraw the Conservative opposition to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] in Caithness [Scotland], and promising to speak to John Gilmour about it. 03 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/22 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Frederick Thomson agreeing to stand for re-election as the Rector of Aberdeen University [Scotland] as a "Constitutionalist" but not as a Unionist. Carbon copy. 03 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/23 Letter from Sir Frederick Thomson (8 Egerton Place, [London]) to WSC asking whether he would like to stand as the Unionist candidate for the rectorship of Aberdeen University [Scotland]. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/24 Letter from "Jumbo" (Zell- am-Ziller, [Austria]) to [WSC] congratulating him on his speech in Edinburgh [Scotland]; the strong desire in Poland that WSC should make a tour of that country; the writer's willingness to be considered as one of WSC's followers. 03 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/25 Letter from F Stanley Jackson (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) on the effective electioneering card WSC sent him, Jackson's strong wish to see WSC and the good reception given to WSC's name at the conference in Newcastle. 04 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/26 Letter from Captain Algernon Moreing (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC announcing his intention of contesting the Camborne Division of Cornwall as an anti-Socialist candidate, enclosing and commenting on a related cutting from the "Western Morning News" [attached to letter], and asking WSC for ideas for an election address. 05 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/27 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Dr Charles Sarolea promising to return some articles on Socialism as soon as he finds them. Carbon copy. 06 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/28 Letter from Dr Charles Sarolea (21 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC (Dalmeny Castle, West Lothian, [Scotland]) asking for the return of ten newspaper articles on Socialism which it is intended to publish as a pamphlet. 01 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/29-31 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] on the grave threat posed to the Government by the Liberal amendment calling for an enquiry [into the dropping of charges against John Campbell] and the need to ensure that it is carried. Warns of the difficulties the Conservatives would face if they took office in the present parliament with the support of the Asquithian Liberals and argues that now is the time when a general election will do maximum damage to the Labour Party. Carbon copy. 06 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/32-33 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to the Duchess of Atholl pointing out that Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] has voted with the Conservative opposition on all important issues and advising that he should not be antagonised by a Conservative candidature in Caithness [Scotland], which has no chance of success anyway. Carbon copy. 06 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/34 Letter from Sir Henry Rider Haggard (The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC suggesting, on behalf of himself and of Martin Conway, that since WSC is "of no party but just an anti-socialist" he should put himself forward as the leader of a Government in the present parliament. 06 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/35 Letter from "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry] (Londonderry House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC expressing pleasure that the Conservatives will have WSC's support. 07 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/36-37 Letter from Katherine, Duchess of Atholl (84 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC reporting that Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] seemed to give a negative response to the 8th Duke of Atholl's suggestion of Liberal-Conservative co-operation in his constituency [Caithness, Scotland] but promising that the matter will be carefully considered in the light of WSC's advice that Sinclair should not be opposed. 07 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/38 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC reporting that it is certain that the whole Conservative party will vote for the Liberal amendment [calling for an enquiry into the dropping of charges against John Campbell] after their censure vote is defeated and agreeing with WSC that, although a Commons debate on the Russian treaty would give further ammunition to the Opposition in an election campaign, the opportunity to force an election presented by the Campbell case should not be spurned. 07 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/39 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Newborough [earlier Thomas Wynn] attacking the record of the Socialists in government and looking forward to their replacement by "a stable Government national in its character and progressive in its spirit". Typescript copy. 07 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/40 Telegram from Lord Newborough [earlier Thomas Wynn] (Blaenau Festiniog, [Merionethshire, Wales]) to WSC asking him to send a short letter "on the folly of the Socialist Government" to be read at a meeting. [Oct] [1924]
CHAR 2/135/41-42 Telegram from Lord Newborough [earlier Thomas Wynn] (Blaenau Festiniog, [Merionethshire, Wales]) to WSC asking him to speak at two meetings of the Merioneth Unionist Association. 04 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/43-48 Statement for the Press Association by WSC describing how a full parliamentary enquiry into the dropping of charges against John Campbell would get to the bottom of the matter but arguing that the Government cannot agree to one being conducted because it would mean that parliament has no confidence in it. In an election this issue and that of the Russian treaty could be fairly represented as examples of the way in which members of the Government have been deflected from the right courses they themselves recognise by the influence of extremists at home and abroad. Therefore the forces of opposition should stand together. Typescript copy. 07 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/49 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to T Taylor Heywood (11 Geneva Terrace, Rochdale, [Lancashire]) stating that WSC refers him to the findings of the Royal Commission on the Dardanelles published in a Blue Book and to the account in the second volume of "The World Crisis". Carbon typescript copy. 08 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/50-51 Letter from T Taylor Heywood, journalist (11 Geneva Terrace, Rochdale, [Lancashire]) to WSC asserting that unless he explains who was responsible for the failure of the Dardanelles campaign many young Conservatives like Heywood will leave the party because it is allowing WSC back into its ranks. [Oct] [1924]
CHAR 2/135/52 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to H A Goodman (99 Carysfort Road, London) stating that WSC is at present too busy to take any action [in the matter of the proposed subjugation of the Ashkenazi Orthodox Council of Jerusalem by the Jewish National Council] but might be able to consider it later. Carbon typescript copy. 08 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/53 Letter from H A Goodman (99 Carysfort Road, London) to WSC asking him to give his opinion of the proposed subjugation of the Ashkenazi Orthodox Council of Jerusalem to the Jewish National Council. 05 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/54 Letter from Lord Newborough [earlier Thomas Wynn] (Blaenau Festiniog, [Merionethshire], Wales) to WSC thanking him for his letter "indicting the Socialist government", which was read to a mass meeting at Blaenau Festiniog and will be published in Liverpool and Wales. 09 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/55 Letter from Sir Archibald Salvidge (Constitutional Association, 2 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool) to WSC asking him to try and persuade James Rankin not to stand down as the MP for the East Toxteth Division of Liverpool. 09 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/56 Note: "Mr Kelly. For the archives, please.". 1950
CHAR 2/135/57-58 Letter from Bernard Baruch (598 Madison Avenue, New York, [United States]) to WSC praising WSC's article "Shall we commit suicide?" in "Nash's Pall Mall Magazine" and asking permission to reprint it, and reporting that James Ramsay MacDonald is regarded as man of peace in the United States and this has shaped the reaction to the fall of his government. 10 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/59 Letter from Captain Stanley Abbot, general secretary of the National Citizens' Union (56 Victoria Street, London) to WSC enclosing the Union's manifesto [see CHAR 2/135/60-61] for the general election. 11 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/60-61 General election manifesto of the National Citizens' Union, with statement to Union branches of the suggested procedure for securing support for the manifesto. Sent with CHAR 2/135/59. 10 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/62-63 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to F Stanley Jackson (33 Pont Street, London) on the unreasonable request made of David Lloyd George by Sir Hugh Vincent, chairman of the Conservative-Unionist Association of Carnarvon Borough, that Lloyd George give a pledge to support any Conservative government that may be formed after the election, and 17th Lord Derby's efforts to secure seats in Lancashire for Dudley Ward and Walter Waring. Carbon typescript copy. 12 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/64-65 Letter from R H Edwards, chief agent and secretary of the Bristol Unionist Association (West India House, 54 Baldwin Street, Bristol) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/135/66 and listing the co-operating Conservative and Liberal candidates in Bristol. 12 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/66 Information on the arrangements for the meeting organised by the Bristol Unionist Association which WSC is to address in Colston Hall, Bristol. Sent with CHAR 2/135/64-65. 11 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/67 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to George C Curnock (51 Rupert Street, Coventry, [Warwickshire] stating that WSC declines Curnock's offer to be his press representative. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/68 Letter from George C Curnock (51 Rupert Street, Coventry, [Warwickshire] to WSC offering his services as a press representative and referring to his career with the "Daily Mail". 10 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/69 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Colonel H Mockett thanking him for his letter. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/70-71 Letter from Colonel H Mockett (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC stressing the need for the Conservatives to campaign in simple terms in order to attract working-class votes. 10 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/72 Letter from ? (36 St James's Street, London) to WSC asking him to speak to [Frederick Guest] about party funds and to attend a reception at the Constitutional Club "to meet a person it is vital I should present to you". 13 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/73 Letter from Hugo Baring (62 Avenue de Malakoff, [Paris, France]) to WSC wishing him good luck in the political field and suggesting they meet in Eton [Berkshire], where their sons are at school. 13 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/74 Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has been unable to find seats in Lancashire for Dudley Ward and Walter Waring and that is impossible to come to an arrangement with the Liberals in Liverpool since R D Holt replaced Sir Max Muspratt as their leader. 14 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/75 Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) reporting he is led to believe that the results of his communication with Sir Hugh Vincent [over Vincent's request that David Lloyd George give a pledge to support any Conservative government that may be returned after the general election] have been satisfactory. 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/76 Letter from F Stanley Jackson (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that a number of Conservative associations who are supporting candidates who are not calling themselves Conservatives wish those candidates to give a firm undertaking to support the Conservative programme in the next parliament. Jackson therefore asks if WSC would object to the sending of CHAR 2/135/77. Annotated: "Churchill strongly opposed to any such letter going out.". 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/77 Circular letter from Unionist Central Office (Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to the chairmen of Conservative Associations supporting "Constitutional and Anti-Socialist" candidates suggesting that the candidates be invited to undertake to support the Conservative Party, on its present programme, in the next parliament and to agree to be called "Liberal Unionist" or "Constitutional and Anti-Socialist" rather than "Liberal" alone. Suggested draft sent with CHAR 2/135/76. 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/78 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to Reginald J Falkner (Alexandra Palace, University Avenue, Toronto, Canada) conveying WSC's thanks for CHAR 2/135/79 and CHAR 2/135/80 and his belief "that it is very shameful such untruths should be told" [see CHAR 2/135/80]. Carbon typescript copy. 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/79 Letter from Reginald J Falkner (Alexandra-Palace, University Avenue, Toronto, Canada) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/135/80 and arguing that something should be done to stop such "malicious statements" being made. 30 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/135/80 Cutting from the "Toronto Daily Star" [Canada]: report of the speech in Toronto by the Labour MP Alexander Haycock, including marked passage vehemently attacking WSC's policies towards Russia. Sent with CHAR 2/135/79. 29 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/135/81 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] (Chartwell) to G H Colt, (12 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, [Scotland]) advising him to write to the private secretary of the present First Lord of the Admiralty [Lord Chelmsford] [in connection with his suggestion in 1914 of the use of dummy ships]. Carbon typescript copy. 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/82 Letter from G H Colt, (12 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, [Scotland]) to Clarice Fisher asking for advice as to how he can pursue his claim [for a reward for his suggestion in 1914 of the use of dummy ships]. 03 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/83 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to G H Colt, (12 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, [Scotland]) reporting that WSC does not remember Holt's letter to him in 1914 suggesting the use of dummy ships and that WSC is sure that it is too late to make any claims on the Government. Carbon typescript copy. 02 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/84 Letter from G H Colt, (12 Bon Accord Square, Aberdeen, [Scotland]) to WSC enquiring whether the suggestion he made to him in 1914 for the use of dummy ships was of value and asking for advice on how to claim a reward for the idea as a wartime invention,. 29 Sep 1924
CHAR 2/135/85 Letter from George Davies (77 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol) to WSC (Chartwell) on the arrangements for WSC's address in the Colston Hall, Bristol. 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/86 Letter from James Rankin (10 North Street, Westminster, [London]) to [WSC] referring to his retirement as MP [for the East Toxteth Division of Liverpool] and pledging his support for WSC. 15 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/87 Letter from George Davies (77 Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol) to WSC on the arrangements for WSC's address at the Colston Hall in Bristol, including the relaying of the speech by loud-speaker to those who have been unable to get tickets. 19 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/88-89 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Major Philip Kenyon-Slaney [Drake Chambers, Tavistock, Devon] asserting that the Conservatives have shown that they can form the foundation of the non-party government which the country urgently requires and urging the electors of Tavistock to aid the process by returning Kenyon-Slaney. Carbon typescript copy. 20 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/91 Letter from Andrew Gibb (Unionist Committee Rooms, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, [Scotland]) to WSC asking him to send a message in support of his Conservative candidature for the Hamilton Division and explaining why he thinks such a message would help him. 19 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/92 Letter from S Maddick (45 Ash Road, Horfield, Bristol) to WSC mentioning that in 1913 he sent WSC an idea for a floating fort and that between 1915 and 1919 he was interned having been charged in 1914 under the Official Secrets Act, and seeking WSC' s help in gaining compensation for his resulting losses. 21 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/93-95 Letter from L Dumaresq to WSC recalling that she helped Lady Randolph Churchill in connection with the Children's Jewel Fund and accusing James Ramsay MacDonald of diverting a sum awarded to Xavier Rothblety, an Alsatian who became a French citizen after the war, in compensation for the running down of his estate in German East Africa [later Tanganyika] during the war to his German creditors, an act which Dumaresq regards as evidence that MacDonald's professions of friendship with France are insincere. 23 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/96-97 Letter from [WSC] (Unionist Central Committee Rooms, 66 High road, South Woodford, Essex) to Godfrey W James, chairman of the Pontypool Unionist Association [Monmouthshire, Wales] asserting that whereas Socialist leaders have declared their intention of destroying the Liberal Party, the Conservatives have in some constituencies withdrawn in favour of Liberal candidates, and that the ideological gulf between Liberalism and Socialism is unbridgeable whilst Liberals and Conservatives share the same basic values. Another copy, sent to another recipient, at CHAR 2/135/99-100. 23 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/98 Letter from Godfrey W James, chairman of the Pontypool Unionist Association [Monmouthshire, Wales] to WSC asking him to write a letter calling on local Liberals to support the anti-Socialist candidature of Major Beaumont Thomas. 16 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/99-100 Letter from [WSC] (Unionist Central Committee Rooms, 66 High Road, South Woodford, Essex) to Arthur Coney [chairman of the Wednesbury Conservative and Unionist Association] (Walsall Street, Wednesbury, [Staffordshire]) consisting of the same text as CHAR 2/135/96-97. 23 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/101 Letter from Arthur Coney, chairman of the Wednesbury Conservative and Unionist Association] (Walsall Street, Wednesbury, [Staffordshire]) to WSC (Constitutional Central Committee, Epping, Essex) asking for a letter of support for the candidature of Benjamin Lampard-Vachell. 20 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/102 Letter from [WSC] (Unionist Central Committee rooms, 77 High Road, South Woodford, [Essex]) to William J Bills (151 Brownhill Road, Catford, [London]) stating that fifty-two million pounds was spent to make good the promises Britain had made to the Russian loyalists after the Bolsheviks had deserted the Allied cause and that the Labour Party was officially represented in the Government which made these promises, though not in the Government which had to carry them out. Carbon typescript copy. 26 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/103 Letter from William J Bills (151 Brownhill Road, Catford, [London]) to WSC reporting Socialist allegations that WSC was responsible for the spending of a hundred million pounds to overthrow the Bolsheviks and asking for information with which Bills can refute this. 23 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/104 Letter from Sidney Vesey (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his victory in the Epping Division of Essex and extending the invitation of the executive committee of the political council of the Junior Carlton Club to dine and address a meeting. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/105 Letter from Sir Frederick Thomson (18 Egerton Place, London) to WSC reporting that the members of the Unionist Association of Aberdeen University [Scotland] insist that their candidate for the Lord Rectorship should stand as a Unionist and they have therefore approached Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood]. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/106 Letter from S G Murphy, private secretary to the High Commissioner of the Irish Free Sate (York House, 15 Regent Street, [London]) to Hazel, Lady Lavery enclosing the text of a speech by Kevin O'Higgins [see CHAR 2/135/108-130]. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/135/107 Envelope addressed to WSC with note referring to CHAR 2/135/108-130. [Nov] [1924]
CHAR 2/135/108-130 Speech by Kevin O'Higgins at the Irish debating society in Oxford on the recent history of Ireland and the current political and economic situation there. Sent with CHAR 2/136/30-34. 31 Oct 1924