Public and political: letters congratulating WSC on his election for the Epping Division of Essex and on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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CHAR 2/138/1 Envelope with note referring to the contents of this file. [1924]
CHAR 2/138/2 Letter from W Price-Powell (21 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, [London]) to WSC referring enthusiastically to WSC's return to the House of Commons, the substantial Conservative majority and the opportunity which it presents. Trusts WSC will be included in the new government and expresses pleasure at the election of Frederick Guest. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/3 Letter from 1st Lord Somerleyton [earlier Sir Savile Crossley] (Somerleyton Hall, Lowestoft, [Suffolk]) to WSC congratulating him on his election [for the Epping Division of Essex] and recalling that WSC helped him when he broke his leg playing polo. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/4 Letter from J F Laycock (47 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex]. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/5 Letter from Colonel Charles Swaine (88 St James's Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory, which would have pleased Sir Ernest Cassel, hoping that WSC will get a suitable government post, and arguing for the reform of the House of Lords so that it can effectually oppose any future Socialist government. 02 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/6-7 Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Harston House, Harston, Cambridge) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex, suggesting that it would have been more satisfactory had he been returned for a Manchester division and looking forward to another meeting of "our Munitions Council club". 02 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/8-9 Letter from Sir Ernest Moir (10 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC stressing the need for the new Government to tackle the problem of poor housing and approving WSC's adoption of the title "Constitutionalist". 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/10 Letter from Leonie, Lady Leslie (Norwegian Legation, 25 Rue de Surene, [Paris, France]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex] which has been welcomed in Paris, in particular by Louis Loucheur and Marthe, Princess Bibesco. 29 Oct [1924]
CHAR 2/138/11 Letter from Gideon Murray [later Lord Elibank] (187 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex] and reporting that the result of the British general election will have a stabilising effect on central Europe. 02 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/12 Letter from Lord Darling [earlier Sir Charles Darling] (81 Albert Hall Mansions, [London]) to WSC expressing pleasure that WSC is again an MP and hoping that he will get a leading government post. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/13 Letter from Sir Picton Bagge (British Embassy, 8 Rue Belliard, Brussels, [Belgium]) to WSC reminding him of the scheme he (Bagge) put forward in 1919 "for evicting the Bolsheviks from Russia by means of an Anglo-German financial-industrial combination", summarising his subsequent career, and congratulating WSC on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex]. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/14 Letter from Richard Elwes (Billing Hall, Northampton) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex, regretting that his involvement in the successful campaign in North Islington [London] prevented him from helping in WSC's campaign, and asking to be remembered if WSC comes across any MPs who require a secretary. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/15 Letter from Lord Napier and Ettrick (Thirlestane, Ettrick, Selkirk, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his return to Parliament and stating that he is the best person to deal with the Socialists. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/16 Letter from A Marshall Diston (42 Rylett Crescent, Rylett Road, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex] and on the wider victory for "constitutional principles.". 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/17 Letter from 3rd Lord Hindlip (Doveridge Hall, Derby) to WSC congratulating him [on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex] and hoping that he "will be a Blister on the Bolshie's back!". 31 Oct [1924]
CHAR 2/138/18 Letter from ? (18 Abingdon Street, Westminster [London]) to WSC asserting that the Westminster by-election paved the way for the recent general election result, hoping that WSC will join the new government and warning of the dangers of mishandling a large majority. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/19 Letter from Frederick Macmillan (22 Devonshire Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex]. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/20 Letter from "Reggie" [Major-General Sir Reginald Barnes] (Oakhay Barton, Stoke Canon, Devon) to WSC congratulating him [on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex] and jokingly asking to be one of his private secretaries when WSC becomes Prime Minister. 31 Oct [1924]
CHAR 2/138/21 Letter from Lucia Scott (62 Pont Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex] and recalling that her son, Jack Scott, had hoped to live to see WSC as Prime Minister. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/22 Letter from Lionel Curtis (All Souls College, Oxford) to WSC congratulating him on his election [for the Epping Division of Essex], arguing that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] is not a strong enough leader of the large Conservative majority, and reporting on the deteriorating health of Sir James Masterton-Smith. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/23 Letter from D J MacDonald (South Saint Roque's Works, Dundee [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC reporting that the Liberals, unlike the Conservatives, have made no electoral progress at all in Dundee and that Sir Andrew Duncan has urged "all moderate and right thinking people" to unite. MacDonald believes that the spirit of Liberalism should be kept alive through co-operation with the Conservatives. Congratulates WSC on his victory in the Epping Division of Essex. Text of WSC's telegram of thanks typed on the letter. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/24 Letter from [WSC] to J C Robertson (Courier Building, 22 Meadowside, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) thanking him for his congratulations [on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex]. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/25 Letter from J C Robertson (Courier Building, 22 Meadowside, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex and commenting on the election result in Dundee. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/26 Letter from [WSC] Lady D'Abernon to thanking her for a cutting from a German paper and attributing the fall of the Socialist government to their own follies. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/27 Letter from Lady D'Abernon (British Embassy, Berlin, [Germany]) to WSC enclosing a cutting which she thinks is a libel on [CSC] and which also shows that even in Berlin interest is taken in WSC's electoral victory. 02 Nov [1924]
CHAR 2/138/28 Letter from [WSC] to W M Philip thanking him for his letter. Carbon typescript letter. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/29 Letter from W M Philip (1 Hazel Drive, Dundee [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex], regretting the bad manners shown to WSC and CSC when they were in Dundee, and noting that successive defeats are bringing the moderates in the constituency together. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/30 Letter from [WSC] to John Seddon thanking him for his congratulations [on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex], regretting that he has not met with success since leaving the Navy and expressing interest in the Celotex house Seddon has built. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/31-32 Letter from John Seddon (Hill Top Farm, Bellingdon, nr Chesham, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his success in the Epping Division of Essex, describing the building of his bungalow out of Celotex and recommending that this method of construction be considered with a view to mass production. 02 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/33 Letter from [WSC] to Lozare Weiller thanking him for his congratulations on his return to Parliament [see CHAR 2/138/34] and asserting that the result of the general election should promote good relations with France, as during the war. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/34 Letter in French from Lozare Weiller, senator for Alsace (36 Rue de la Beinfaisance, Paris, [Francis]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping 5 Division of Essex]. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/35 Letter from [WSC] to [General Sir Beauvoir de Lisle] thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2 138/36] and mentioning that the polo pony Energy is in foal. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/36 Letter from General Sir Beauvoir de Lisle (Old Park, Devizes, [Wiltshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his "unswerving opposition to communism", and noting that his lead has been followed by the majority of electors. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/37 Letter from [WSC] to Mary, Lady Spears thanking her for her letter [see CHAR 2/138/38] and advising that Sir Edward Spears should not make a hurried decision about his future. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/38 Letter from Mary, Lady Spears (8 Little College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral success and describing Sir Edward Spears's strong desire to return to politics as soon as possible. 02 Nov [1924]
CHAR 2/138/39 Letter from ? Sturrock (Braemount, Albany Terrace, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex] because it affords WSC a new opportunity "for striking another smashing blow against the forces of retrogression and disruption." Describes election day in Dundee as a black day. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/40 Letter from Raymond Burke (77 Corporation Street, Belfast, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC congratulating him on his return to Parliament and recalling how impressed he was with WSC's handling of the troubles in Belfast when at the Colonial Office. 04 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/41 Letter from G Cunningham (1 Blackness Crescent, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex, regretting the Liberal failure in Dundee and recalling with pleasure WSC's speech in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/42 Letter from Sir Harry Mallaby-Deeley (Mitcham Court, Surrey) to WSC congratulating him on his return to the House of Commons. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/43 Letter from Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex and reporting that although illness prevented him attending the Constitutional Club dinner he read WSC's speech with great interest. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/44 Letter from William H Buist (Richard Buist and Sons, cabinet makers, upholsterers, and carpet warehousemen, 100-108 Commercial Street, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex and giving a largely optimistic assessment of Sir Andrew Duncan's unsuccessful Liberal campaign in Dundee. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/45 Letter from [WSC] to William H Buist thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2/138/44] and expressing confidence that [the Socialist MP for Dundee will eventually be turned out]. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/46 Letter from Pamela, Lady Lytton (Government House, Darjeeling, India) to WSC congratulating him on the election result, reporting that 2nd Lord Lytton has crushed the revolution in Bengal with the help of Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] and Charles Tegart's police force. Refers to their journey through the Himalayas and expresses hatred for India. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/47 Letter from Lord Mildmay [earlier Francis Mildmay] (Flete, Ermington, Devon) to WSC expressing pleasure at his electoral success [in the Epping Division of Essex] and asserting that had he not been out of the Commons "the fruit would have dropped in to your mouth by this time.". 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/48 Letter from Sir John Hunter (59 Palace Street, Victoria Street, [London]) to WSC expressing pleasure at his return to the House of Commons and confidence that he will be a source of strength to the new Government. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/49 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Archibald Kilpatrick (11 Adelphi Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, [Scotland]) conveying WSC's thanks for his letter of congratulation [see CHAR 2/138/50-51] and his regret at Kilpatrck's ill health, and enclosing a signed photograph [not present]. Carbon typescript copy. 28 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/138/50-51 Letter from Archibald Kilpatrick (Ward XI, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his return to the House of Commons, predicting that he will be Prime Minister, praising CSC, recalling the help WSC gave to his son, John Kilpatrick, after he had been wounded during the war, hoping to see WSC take strong action against Socialism and asking for a photograph of him and CSC. 07 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/138/52 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Philip Sandford (73 Clarence Road, Teddington, [Middlesex]) conveying WSC's apologies for the delay in answering his letter, and his and CSC's thanks for his help, support and congratulations. Carbon typescript copy. 11 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/138/53 Letter from Philip Sandford (73 Clarence Road, Teddington, [Middlesex]) to WSC describing himself as one of WSC's strongest supporters in the Westminster by election and congratulating him and CSC [on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 18 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/54 Letter from [WSC] to Rev Charles A Salmond thanking him for his letter of congratulations [see CHAR 2/138/55]. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/55 Letter from Rev Charles A Salmond (Allanvale, Dunblane, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to [WSC] congratulating him on his electoral victory in the Epping Division of Essex and his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, praising his rallying of anti-Socialist forces in the election and calling for Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] to be added to the Cabinet. 10 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/56 Letter from [WSC] to Percy Edmunds [chairman of the Soho (Joint Wards) Churchill election Committee] (5 Great Marlborough Street, [London]) thanking him and his committee for their congratulations [see CHAR 2/138/57] and stating that the election campaign in the Abbey Division of Westminster paved the way for his success in the Epping Division of Essex. Typescript carbon copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/57 Letter from Percy Edmunds, chairman of the Soho (Joint Wards) Churchill election Committee (5 Great Marlborough Street, [London]) conveying the Committee's congratulations on his election [for the Epping Division of Essex] and his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer. 11 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/58 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to William Smith (West Bank, Wormit, Fife, [Scotland]) conveying WSC's thanks for his letter of congratulation [see CHAR 2/138/59]. Carbon typescript copy. 17 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/59 Letter from William Smith (West Bank, Wormit, Fife, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [for the Epping Division of Essex] and on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer. 11 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/60 Letter from Oswald Frewen (Brede Place, Sussex) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 31 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/138/61 Telegram from David Lloyd George to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 07 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/62 Letter from Samuel Smethurst (Coldhurst House, Rochdale Road, Oldham [Lancashire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer] and expressing pleasure at the return of Alfred Duff Cooper for Oldham. 06 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/63 Letter from George Lambert [later Lord Lambert] (34 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, [London]) to WSC congratulating him and the country on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and arguing that had he been appointed to that office by David Lloyd George, Lloyd George "would not now have been niggling with the remnant of a party that [Herbert] Asquith and he have destroyed.". 06 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/64 Letter from [5th Lord Rosebery] (Dalmeny House, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex], hoping that the Conservatives will not be led by their large majority into committing follies, referring to the defeat of the "anarchist" Emmanuel Shinwell [later Lord Shinwell] in Linlithgowshire, and asking whether WSC knows why the "Times" gave a bad report of WSC's speech in Edinburgh. 04 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/65 Letter from Mary, Duchess of Marlborough (1 Portman Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 07 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/66 Letter from G S Pawle (Walnut Tree House, Widford, Ware, [Hertfordshire]) to WSC welcoming his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and urging him to lighten the tax burden on industry. 06 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/67 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and asserting that it is now up to WSC to prove that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] was right in treating Horne badly. 06 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/68 Letter from Cecil Walters-Leigh (Shirley Park Hotel, East Croydon, Surrey) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and recalling that on the day after the relief of Ladysmith WSC had predicted that he would be the first Chancellor to wear war ribbons. 06 Nov [1924]
CHAR 2/138/69 Letter from George Lambert [later Lord Lambert] (34 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has told some Scottish Tories "that yours was the one bright star in the Baldwin Constellation.". 21 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/70 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Union Castle Line, RMS "Arundel Castle") to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, asserting that to return to paper currency after having been at par would be harmful, and assuring that a warm welcome would await WSC in South Africa. 17 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/71 Letter from Randolph Churchill (Eton College) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and referring to the scouting games he has played at school. 07 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/72 Letter from Sir James Barrie (Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and acknowledging that, although they do not agree about the Labour Party, it was right for WSC to join with the Conservatives. 09 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/73 Letter from Consuelo Balsan (Lou Sueil, Eze, [France]) to WSC expressing delight at his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer], arguing that the Conservatives have a great opportunity "unless they succumb to the sleeping sickness of security" and that the Liberal party must continue because it would be too dangerous for the only alternative government to be a Socialist one. Urges WSC to "make an end of the Socialist Sunday Schools - for they are the most subversive movement of all the Communist activities.". 07 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/74 Letter from [WSC] to [Alister Campbell]: thank you so much for your most kind letter [see CHAR 2/138/75] and for reminding me of my youthful undertakings. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/75 Letter from Alister Campbell (41 Boulevard des Moulins, Monte Carlo, [Monaco]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and reminding him that twenty-five years earlier in South Africa he had predicted that he would be the first Chancellor to wear war medals. 08 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/76 Letter from [WSC] to [Alice Keppel] thanking her for her letter of congratulations [see CHAR 2/138/77]. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/77 Letter from Alice Keppel (Villa Imperialino, Viale Del Poggio Imperiale, Florence, [Italy]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer] and on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex]. 09 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/78 Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Kellaway thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2/138/79-80] and recalling their close co-operation during the war. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/79-80 Letter from Frederick Kellaway (16 Eliot Park, Lewisham, [London]) to WSC recalling their time working together at the Ministry of Munitions, congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, asserting that the Liberals deserved their "punishment" at the polls for putting Labour into office, mentioning that for the first time in his life he worked and voted for a Conservative candidate, and hoping that the country is free from experiments in nationalisation. 10 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/81 Letter from [WSC] to [Sir Hugh Tudor] thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2/138/82]. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/82 Letter from Sir Hugh Tudor (Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer. 09 Nov [1924]
CHAR 2/138/83 Letter from Lady Cranborne (25 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and inviting him and CSC to visit. [Nov] [1924]
CHAR 2/138/84 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Philip Chetwode [later Lord Chetwode] thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2/138/85]. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/138/85 Letter from Sir Philip Chetwode [later Lord Chetwode] (Government House, Farnborough, Hampshire) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer], expressing the Army's relief at the return of the new government and asking him not to be "too ferocious with the poor Army", which is beginning to get back to 1914 standards. 10 Nov 1924