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CHAR 2/142/1 Letter from C P Scott (The Guardian Office, Manchester) to WSC expressing regret about an article [claiming that WSC had made persistent efforts in the House of Commons smoking room to increase his popularity with MPs]. 22 Jun 1925
CHAR 2/142/2 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Mrs E I Ding explaining why she has not received an earlier reply to her letter and conveying WSC's invitation to Mr Burt to write to him about his plans and suggestions [see CHAR 2/142/3]. Carbon typescript copy. 27 Jun 1925
CHAR 2/142/3 Letter from Mrs E I Ding (Weald House, Crockham Hill, Edenbridge, Kent) to WSC advising him to talk to a Mr Burt about his ideas on tackling unemployment. 20 Jun 1925
CHAR 2/142/4 Letter from 1st Lord Southborough [earlier Sir Francis Hopwood] (17 Airlie Gardens, [London] to WSC explaining that he declined the offer of a directorship of the Shell Oil Company after he had resigned from the Anglo-Persian Oil Company because he could do more good arbitrating between the two companies, since the disputes between them are proving costly. 31 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/5-6 Letter from Pamela, Lady Lytton (Barrackpore, [India]) to WSC approving of the appointment of Edward Wood [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax] as Viceroy of India but arguing that Lord Lytton deserved to be appointed and is therefore disappointed. Refers to an allegedly "unbalanced" letter written by Lytton to 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and argues that Birkenhead was himself unbalanced for preferring to appoint Lord Peel, who lacks the necessary qualities and whose wife is unsuitable, rather than Lytton as Viceroy. Describes the pleasant time they are having in India and refers to Sarah Churchill's appendicitis. [Jul] [1925]
CHAR 2/142/7-8 Letter from Pamela, Lady Lytton (Viceregal Lodge, Simla, [India]) to WSC stressing the need for Lord Lytton's future to be decided promptly, refering to their pleasant time in India and their impending trip to Jaipur and Kotan, and asking whether WSC and CSC have enjoyed the fine summer. 09 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/9 Letter from [WSC] to Frank Dudley Docker thanking him for finding work for Major Cyril Patteson and asking to see him (Docker). Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/142/10. 12 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/10 Another copy of CHAR 2/142/9. 12 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/11 Letter from Frank Dudley Docker (4 Central Buildings, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has arranged for Major Cyril Patteson to be offered a post in the steel industry and describing the company concerned. 10 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/12 Letter from Frank Dudley Docker (4 Central Buildings, Westminster, [London]) to WSC stating that he is making a special effort [to find employment for] Major Cyril Patteson. 03 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/13 Note from [Edward Marsh] to CSC referring to CHAR 2/142/14 and asking whether she wants to accept the invitation contained in it. With note of CSC's refusal. 16 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/14 Letter from Canon Nugent Hicks (The Vicarage, Brighton, [Sussex]) to WSC inviting CSC and WSC to open his parish bazaar. 14 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/15 Circular letter from Lord Plumer, chairman of the London committee of the 1820 Memorial Settlers' Association (175 Piccadilly, London) describing the work of the Association in promoting settlement in South Africa and inviting WSC to join its newly-formed general council. 16 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/16-18 List of people invited to join the general council of the 1820 Memorial Settlers' Association. Sent with CHAR 2/142/15. [Jul] [1925]
CHAR 2/142/19 Letter from Sir William Birdwood [later Lord Birdwood] (Thurlby Hall, Newark-on-Trent, [Nottinghamshire]) to WSC praising his capacity for work and expressing confidence that he will overcome the difficulties facing him. 20 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/20 Letter from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (Savoy Hotel, [London]) to WSC urging him not to work so hard and enjoy the fine summer weather, stressing the need for economy in national and local finance, restating his belief that the Government will fall in 1927, and criticising the placing of further burdens on industry to finance the provision for industrial widows and their children when there is scope for large economies in government. 25 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/21 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Mrs Turquand conveying WSC's regret that he cannot help her. Carbon typescript copy. 29 Jul 1925
CHAR 2/142/22-23 Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (Durrington House, Harlow, Essex) to WSC on: the displeasure over the coal settlement [the granting of a subsidy to the industry and the setting up of a Royal Commission], which will probably die down; the speeches by Stanley Baldwin and WSC on the matter; WSC's speech in defence of the Gold Standard. 11 Aug [1925]
CHAR 2/142/24 Letter from Lord Chalmers [earlier Sir Robert Chalmers] (Peterhouse Lodge, Cambridge) to Donald Fergusson stating that he will make a point of coming to London to see WSC. 12 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/25 Letter from [Donald Fergusson] to Lord Chalmers [earlier Sir Robert Chalmers] on arrangements for WSC to see Chalmers. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/26 Letter from [Donald Fergusson] to Lord Chalmers [earlier Sir Robert Chalmers] on arrangements for WSC to see Chalmers. Carbon typescript copy. 11 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/27-28 Letter from [WSC] to the Press Association and Central News noting that the publishers of Captain Peter Wright's recent book have disassociated themselves from a defamatory passage about William Gladstone and trusting that they will withdraw "Uncensored Recollections", which also contains libels on public figures now dead. Typescript carbon copy. Manuscript copy at CHAR 2/142/29. 05 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/29 Manuscript copy of CHAR 2/142/27-28 in the hand of Edward Marsh. [05] [Aug] [1925]
CHAR 2/142/30 Letter from Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] (Royal Courts of Justice) to WSC stating that CHAR 2/142/27-28 [WSC's letter on the libels in "Uncensored Recollections"] is legally safe. 03 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/31 Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton] stating that he does not understand or agree with Cunliffe-Lister's reasons for offering his resignation and arguing that as long as his interest in an industry is known and declared there is no reason why he should not take part in Cabinet decisions affecting it. Copy in a secretary's hand. [18 Aug] [1925]
CHAR 2/142/32 Letter from Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton] (Board of Trade) to WSC stating that he has been unable to accept WSC's argument and he still feels [that his personal connection with the coal industry means that he should not deal with that industry as a minister and should therefore resign]. 14 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/33 Letter from Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton] (Swinton Park, Masham, Yorkshire) to WSC stating that he has promised [Stanley Baldwin] to postpone a decision on his (Cunliffe-Lister's) resignation, but adding that the increasing political prominence of the coal industry will make his position very difficult. 17 Aug 1925
CHAR 2/142/34 Letter from Samuel Hammersley (The Beeches, Dunham Massey, Cheshire) to WSC thanking him for his letter of support for the Stockport by-election [see CHAR 2/142/35-40] and attributing his defeat to the lack of support from those working people who usually vote Conservative. 18 Sep 1925
CHAR 2/142/35-40 Letter from [WSC] to Samuel Hammersley supporting Mr Eastham's candidature for Stockport [Cheshire], responding to criticisms of the Government made by David Lloyd George over the Coal Subsidy, the construction of a naval base at Singapore and the arrangements for the settlement of the French war debt to Britain. Points to the resolutions of the Trade Union Congress as evidence that the parliamentary leaders of the Labour Party cannot control their extremist supporters and looks forward to the introduction of improved provision for widows and old age pensioners. Carbon typescript copy. 14 Sep 1925
CHAR 2/142/41 Letter from [WSC] to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] thanking him [for his offer to arrange for him to see the army manoeuvres] and announcing his departure for Italy for a fortnight. Carbon typescript copy. 19 Sep 1925
CHAR 2/142/42 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Hotel Ritz, Place Vendome, Paris, [France]) to WSC offering to make arrangements for him to see the army manoeuvres. 15 Sep 1925
CHAR 2/142/43 Letter from [WSC] to W A Holman offering to see him in London after he returns from holiday. Carbon typescript copy. 19 Sep 1925
CHAR 2/142/44 Card of W A Holman. [1925]
CHAR 2/142/45 Letter from W A Holman (c/o Sydney Sunday Times Offices, 423 Australia House, Strand, [London]) to WSC asking for an interview and remembering their last meeting in 1917 in company with General Jan Smuts. 15 Sep 1925
CHAR 2/142/46 Letter from Lord Southborough [earlier Sir Francis Hopwood] (17 Airlie Gardens, [London]) to Edward Marsh approving WSC's determination to replace Sir Charles Greenway [later 1st Lord Greenway] with John Cadman [later 1st Lord Cadman] [as President of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company], predicting increased earnings for the company and stressing the need for its fights with the Shell Oil Company to be ended. 10 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/47 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Alfred Diplock conveying WSC's thanks for his offer of a copy of Lord Bolingbroke's correspondence. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/48 Letter from Alfred Diplock (22 Eardley Crescent, Kensington, [London]) to [WSC] offering him copies of Lord Bolingbroke's correspondence and the journal of Louis XVI. 10 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/49 Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/142/50 and referring to Dr Voegler and arrangements for the embargo meeting [see CHAR 2/142/51]. 16 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/50 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to Frederick Guest asking him to read and show to WSC the passages from his book relating to WSC. 01 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/51 Letter from Norman Holden (24 Throgmorton Street, [London]) to Edward Marsh on arrangements for an interview between Dr Voegler and Sir Ernest Gowers and for the "embargo meeting". 16 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/52-53 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] commenting on the passages in Beaverbrook's book relating to him and clarifying his attitude to the declaration of war on Russia by Germany. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/142/54-55. 19 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/54-55 Another copy of CHAR 2/142/52-53. 19 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/56 Letter from Lord Younger [earlier Sir George Younger] (Leckie, Gargunnock, Stirlingshire, [Scotland]) to WSC on WSC's readmission into the Carlton Club. 20 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/57-58 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC on: his memory of his conversations with WSC around the time of the Budget; his wartime diary and accompanying collection of private letters from leading figures; his account of WSC's attitude to the war. 22 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/59 Letter from J Muir Lloyd, secretary of the Carlton Club, to WSC informing him that he has been reinstated as a member. 23 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/60 Letter from Mrs Copinger (Bentham, Lancaster) to WSC thanking him for broadcasting his speech and sending good wishes to him and the rest of the Government. 24 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/61-62 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] denying that he sought to convert Beaverbrook to the gold Standard before the Budget, referring to his intention of finishing the third volume [of "the World Crisis"] when he is out of office, asking Beaverbrook to let him check any words of his he may quote, and agreeing that the economic situation is improving. Carbon typescript copy. 25 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/63 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] on the forthcoming presentation luncheon to be attended by WSC and CSC and his inability to come to Glasgow [Scotland] in January to open Weir's club. Carbon typescript copy. 25 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/64 Letter from [WSC] (Treasury Chambers) to Lord Younger [earlier Sir George Younger] thanking him for his trouble [in getting WSC readmitted to the Carlton Club]. Typescript copy. 25 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/65-66 Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Mount Stewart, Newtonards, County Down, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC arguing that Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] was not a successful viceroy of India, mentioning that he would have liked the job himself, and considering the current candidates for the post. 26 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/67 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Francis Lloyd expressing pleasure at having rejoined the Carlton Club. Typescript copy. 27 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/68 Letter from Sir Francis Lloyd (Rolls Park, Chigwell, Essex) to WSC expressing pleasure at WSC's readmission to the Carlton Club. Typescript copy. 23 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/69 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Evelyn Wrench conveying WSC's best wishes to the English Speaking Union. Carbon typescript copy. 28 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/70 Letter from Evelyn Wrench, honorary secretary of the English Speaking Union (Trafalgar Buildings, Charing Cross, London) to WSC thanking him for his services as chairman of the Union. 23 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/71 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/142/72 and explaining that it has been drafted so as not to give the impression that WSC wanted to talk to Beaverbrook about the Budget before it was delivered. 30 Oct 1925
CHAR 2/142/72 Draft of a passage [by Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] which has been revised so as not to give the impression that WSC wished to discuss the proposals in his Budget before it was delivered. Sent with CHAR 2/142/71. [Oct] [1925]
CHAR 2/142/73 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/142/74-75. 01 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/74-75 Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to [Stanley Baldwin] on: the plan to appoint Ronald McNeill [later Lord Cushendun] [Financial Secretary to the Treasury]; WSC's confidence that things will turn out well under Baldwin's leadership as long as the Government keeps to its general election platform and the Conservative party is not rushed "on to the slippery slope of Protection" by Leo Amery. Argues that a general tariff is not a greater departure from pledges than a protective duty on steel and offers to contact members of the steel industry with a view to achieving regional concentrations of the most profitable plants. Draft in a secretary's hand. 01 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/76 Letter from 7th Lord Londonderry (Mount Stewart, Newtonards, County Down, [Ulster, Ireland] to WSC approving the appointment [? of Ronald McNeill, later Lord Cushenden, as Financial Secretary to the Treasury] and offering no opinion on the appointment [? of William Guiness as Secretary of State for Agriculture and Fisheries]. Looks forward to the imminent report of the Irish Boundary Commission. 02 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/77-81 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] denying that he told 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] any secrets about the Budget. He recalls that Beaverbrook advised him against returning to the Gold Standard and explains why he rejected Beaverbrook''s further advice to make the outline of the Budget known in advance to Rothermere and Lord Burnham as Andrew Bonar Law had done in the case of Stanley Baldwin's Budget. Denies Beaverbrook's implication that he was only personally friendly with him when his political fortunes were low and asks whether it is wise to publish these writings on personal matters. Typescript carbon copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/142/82-86. 02 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/82-86 Another copy of CHAR 2/142/77-81. 02 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/87-89 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC accepting his statement about his (WSC's) interview with 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] around the time of the Budget [see CHAR 2/142/77-81] but denying WSC's suggestion that he has given the impression that WSC only became his friend when his political fortunes were low. Beaverbrook goes on to consider: WSC's alternating frankness and self-restraint in private discussions of politics; the attempts by dissident Conservatives to discredit Stanley Baldwin's budget in 1923, which Beaverbrook and others fought off; Beaverbrook's desire to avoid being told in advance what was in WSC's budget because it would have put him in an awkward position when he subsequently opposed it. 03 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/90 Letter from Ronald McNeill [later Lord Cushenden] (18 Cadogan Place, [London]) to WSC announcing his acceptance of the post of Financial Secretary to the Treasury despite his sense of his own inadequacy. 03 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/91 Letter from George Lambert [later Lord Lambert] (35 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that he blessed him when he paid his super tax but noting that press reaction has been hostile. Approves the appointment of Edward Wood [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax] as Viceroy of India. 05 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/92-93 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] denying that he sought to discredit Stanly Baldwin's budget in advance or that he encouraged the belief that Beaverbrook's attacks on him arose from his refusal to disclose the Budget secrets to him. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/142/94-95. 06 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/94-95 Another copy of CHAR 2/142/92-93. 06 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/96 Letter in French from Joseph Caillaux (Mamers, Sarthe, [France]) thanking him for his letter, considering the difficulties of the work of a minister of finance, thanking WSC for his courtesy when he (Caillaux) visited London and reciprocating his invitation to visit. Translation at CHAR 2/142/97-98. 07 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/97-98 Translation of CHAR 2/142/96. Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/99 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC stating that he has no personal ill-feeling towards Stanley Baldwin, insisting that his opposition to WSC was on the issue of the return to the Gold Standard and was not a personal matter, and declaring that although he wishes to support a Conservative government he will not conform blindly to anything it chooses to do. 17 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/100 Letter from F Stanley Jackson (Conservative and Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC on the consideration of James Hawkey for an honour. 23 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/101 Letter from A Horace Bird, chairman of the Willett Memorial Fund (34 Ludgate Hill, London) to Edward Marsh thanking WSC for agreeing to be president of the Fund. 23 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/102 Letter from Edward Marsh to Captain Albert Larking conveying WSC's agreement to beome president of the Willett Memorial Fund. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/103 Letter from Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (34-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC inviting him to become president of the scheme to create a memorial to William Willett. 04 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/104 Letter from "Bertie" [Herbert Spender-Clay] (Ford Manor, Lingfield, Surrey) to WSC thanking him for his speech [in Tunbridge Wells, Kent] and hoping that Sarah Churchill's pleurisy has subsided. 29 Nov [1925]
CHAR 2/142/105 Letter from [WSC] to David R Rhys (Eton Society, Eton College, Windsor, [Berkshire]) regretting that he cannot visit before Christmas. Carbon typescript copy. 30 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/106 Letter from Edward Marsh to John Bishop stating that WSC does not think he need send details of his suggestion [of using fire and brimstone in warfare]. Carbon typescript copy. 01 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/107 Letter from John Bishop (64 King William Street, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, [Staffordshire]) suggesting the use of fire and brimstone in warfare. 30 Nov 1925
CHAR 2/142/108 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to John Wood stating that WSC does not have a copy he can give him of his speech at the West Leicester Liberal Club in 1923 but offering to make an appointment for Wood to see WSC's press cuttings books for the period. Carbon typescript copy. [Dec] [1925]
CHAR 2/142/109 Letter from John Wood (35 Queens Gardens, Lancaster Gate, [London]) to WSC asking where he may obtain a copy of WSC's speech at the West Leicester Liberal Club on 5 December 1923. 01 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/110 Note from Edward Marsh to Clarice Fisher referring to CHAR 2/142/109. 03 Dec [1925]
CHAR 2/142/111 Letter from 1st Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (The Residency, Cairo, [Egypt]) to WSC promising to support Colonel Bertram Romilly in his new job [as Chief Instructor at the Cairo Military School] and referring to the damage to the British position in Egypt which he now has to repair. 05 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/112-113 Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] (Admiralty House, Malta) to WSC thanking him for writing, reporting on his inspection of aircraft carriers and his cruise in the Aegean, referring to Cecil Aspinall's [later Cecil Aspinall-Oglander] history of the [Dardanelles] campaign and to his (Keyes') polo ponies. 06 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/114 Letter in French from Louis Loucheur (9 Rue Hamelin, Paris, [France]) to WSC thanking him for his letter and looking forward to the settlement of the wartime debts between Britain and France. 18 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/115 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Commander Arthur Marsden on his support for Marsden's candidature in North Battersea. Carbon typescript copy. 31 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/116 Letter from Commander Arthur Marsden (Palace Hotel, St Moritz, [Switzerland]) to WSC thanking him for speaking in support of his candidature in North Battersea [London] and describing the prevalence of Communism in the constituency. 26 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/117 Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/142/118, CHAR 2/142/119 and CHAR 2/142/120. c 1987
CHAR 2/142/118 Letter from Lord Beatty [ealier Sir David Beatty] (Admiralty) to WSC on an article in the "Naval Review" and Sir Reginald Bacon's book. 08 Jun 1925
CHAR 2/142/119 Letter from James Craig (Prime Minister's Residence, Belfast, Ulster, [Ireland]) to WSC on the arrangements and subject matter of WSC's address to the Associated Chambers of Northern Ireland at the invitation of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce, and the friendly correspondence between Craig and William Cosgrave. 31 Dec 1925
CHAR 2/142/120 Letter from James Craig (Prime Minister's Residence, Belfast, Ulster, [Ireland]) to WSC urging him to accept the invitation from the Belfast Chamber of Commerce to address a meeting of the Associated Chambers of Northern Ireland. 22 Dec 1925