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Reference code: CHAR 2/158

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CHAR 2/158/1 Letter from Edward Marsh to W F Charles, governing director of Zenobia Ltd [perfumer] stating that WSC would be pleased to try a sample of his product. Carbon typescript copy. 01 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/2 Letter from Kenneth Dewar (Branksome House, Sevenoaks, Kent) to Edward Marsh reporting that he has received some satisfactory news from the Admiralty and asking him to thank WSC for offering to approach [William Bridgeman] on his behalf, which will no longer be necessary. 02 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/3-4 Letter from Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] to [WSC] on: the concession [relating to the proposed excise on imported mechanical lighters controversially granted by Arthur Samuel [later Lord Mancroft], the Financial Secretary to the Treasury; the widespread hope that WSC will soon recover [from his influenza]. 03 May [1928]
CHAR 2/158/5-6 Letter from W F Charles, governing director of Zenobia Ltd, perfumers and soap makers (Woodgate, Loughborough [Leicestershire]) sending samples of his firm's products, denying the claim of Philip Snowden [later Lord Snowden] that British perfumers enjoy tax advantages over French ones and suggesting that a tax be levied on all foreign advertisements in English publications. 04 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/7 Letter from Henry Liddell Hart (Trays Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC noting that they have both suffered from influenza, asking him to read and comment on "Reputations" and commenting on the part of the memoirs of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] dealing with WSC's request for an army command. 09 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/8-9 Letter from Montagu Luck (Miller's Mead, Westerham, Kent) to Clarice Fisher reporting on the activities of the Westerham branch of the British Legion. 06 May [1928]
CHAR 2/158/10 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Montagu Luck enclosing a cheque from WSC towards the building of the Westerham British Legion club house, referring to the possibility that Diana Churchill might lay its foundation stone and hoping to be able to accept Luck's invitation to visit. Carbon typescript copy. 11 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/11 Letter from [CSC] to W F Charles (Zenobia Ltd, Woodgate, Loughborough, [Leicestershire]) praising the samples of his firm's perfumes, soaps and fancy cases which he sent and agreeing that it would be a good idea to tax foreign advertisements. Carbon typescript copy. 12 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/12 Letter from Montagu Luck (Miller's Mead, Westerham, Kent) to Clarice Fisher asking her to thank WSC for his contribution towards the building of a British Legion club house in Westerham, reporting on the progress of the branch and discussing arrangements for Diana Churchill to lay the foundation stone of the club house. 13 May [1928]
CHAR 2/158/13 Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/14 and stating that he enjoyed being shown around [the grounds of Chartwell]. 14 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/14 Cutting from the "Sunday Times": article by "a student of war" on the weaknesses of Britain's war policy revealed in the diaries of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith]. Sent with CHAR 2/158/14. 13 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/15 Letter from Edward Marsh to J W Disney Thorp informing him that WSC can give him no information [about a seventeenth-century Mr Churchill]. Carbon typescript copy. 17 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/16 Letter from J W Disney Thorp (Coates Manor, Cirencester, [Gloucestershire]) to WSC asking whether a Mr Churchill he came across in a document of 1655 whilst researching the history of Coates Manor could be an ancestor of WSC's. 14 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/17 Letter from Edward Marsh to A A Whelan thanking him for enclosing CHAR 2/158/20-21, which WSC thinks is in bad taste but since Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] does not seem to attach significance to it should be treated with indifference. Carbon typescript copy. 18 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/18 Note from WSC to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/158/19. Typescript. 17 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/19 Letter from A A Whelan (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/20-21 on the instructions of Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]. 14 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/20-21 Pages from "London Calling": "Hannen Swaffer's who's who" featuring remarks on WSC's lisp and the publicising of his engagement. Sent with CHAR 2/158/19. 19 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/22 Letter from Edward Marsh to Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] reporting that WSC thinks he will be able to come to Glasgow [Scotland] before the autumn session. Carbon typescript copy. 23 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/23 Letter from J H M Humfrey Davy (27 Abingdon Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/24 on the instructions of Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere]. 23 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/24 Biographical details of Max Pemberton. Sent with CHAR 2/158/23. [May] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/25 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] asking him to send the extracts [from Beaverbrook's history of the war] as soon as they are in proof. Carbon typescript copy. 28 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/26 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his appreciation [of his history of the war], noting that David Lloyd George does not realise that Beaverbrook's aim was to exalt the politicians as against the generals and admirals, and asking WSC to go through the second volume of the work. 24 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/27 Letter from Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to Edward Marsh thanking him for his letter stating that WSC will be able to come to Glasgow. 29 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/28 Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] referring to CHAR 2/158/29. 30 Oct [1928]
CHAR 2/158/29 Letter from Lord Weir [earlier William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to Edward Marsh suggesting that WSC open the Scottish Motor Show and attend the dinner of the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. 05 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/30 Letter from (Admiralty) to Edward Marsh enclosing CHAR 2/158/31-32. 07 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/31-32 Account, based on the testimony of Sir Malcolm Robertson, of the way in which news of the setting out for south America of HMS "Invincible" and HMS "Inflexible" in 1914 became generally known because of careless radio operators. Sent with CHAR 2/157/30. [Jun] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/33 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Robin Hood Farm, Kingston Vale, [London]) to WSC on: finding a groom for ponies; the horror of Sinclair and others at the prospect of Edward Fitzroy being made Speaker of the House of Commons and the superior qualifications of James Hope, Sir Thomas Inskip and John Hills. 11 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/34 Letter from WSC to 14th Lord Lovat inviting him to lunch to discuss [the Industrial Transfer Board]. Typescript copy. 18 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/35 Note from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] reporting that 14th Lord Lovat is anxious to see him about the Industrial Transfer Board. 16 Jun [1928]
CHAR 2/158/36 Letter from WSC to Lord D'Abernon stating that pressure of work prevents him at present [from accepting an invitation to give a lecture in the Reichstag [Berlin, Germany] but adding that he hopes to be able to visit the country in the future. Typescript copy. 22 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/37 Letter from the Foreign Office to Edward Marsh reporting that Sir Austen Chamberlain does not think there is any reason why WSC should go out of his way to accept the invitation from Herr Vallentin to give a lecture at the Reichstag [Berlin, Germany]. 21 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/38 Letter from Lord D'Abernon (Esher Place, Surrey) to WSC on an invitation to WSC from a committee in Berlin [Germany] to speak in the Reichstag. 15 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/39 Letter from W A Gales, honorary treasurer of the Home Counties Association of Conservative and Unionist Agents (Conservative and Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to Edward Marsh asking him to convey thanks to WSC for agreeing to become a vice-president of the Association. 25 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/40 Letter from WSC to Sir Newton Moore regretting that he cannot come to speak in Moore's constituency [Richmond, Surrey] because Conservative Central Office would regard it as too safe a seat and he already has many engagements in November. Carbon typescript copy. 26 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/41 Letter from Sir Newton Moore (House of Commons) to WSC asking him to address a meeting in Richmond, [Surrey]. 22 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/42 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, 6 Middle New Street, London) to Edward Marsh on arrangements for a presentation at St Paul's Cathedral connected with Lord Stevenson's Memorial Fund. Encloses CHAR 2/158/43 and CHAR 2/158/44. 28 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/43 Letter from the Trustee Department Manager of Lloyds Bank Ltd (39 Threadneedle Street, London) to Brendan Bracken (Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd, 6 Middle New Street, [London]) reminding him that the declaration of trust of Lord Stevenson's Memorial Fund requires the committee to meet at least once a year and enclosing CHAR 2/158/44. Sent with CHAR 2/158/42. 27 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/44 Statement of receipts and payments made by Lloyds Bank as trustee of the Lord Stevenson Memorial Fund. Sent with CHAR 2/158/43. 27 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/45 Letter from Joyce Altham [Private Secretary to Frederick Guest] (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to [Clarice Fisher] reporting that Frederick Guest is writing to the committee of the Other Club with regard to Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby]. 28 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/46 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Brendan Bracken reporting that WSC has returned CHAR 2/158/42 and CHAR 2/158/43 without comment. 02 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/47 Letter from M Bryant (The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Imperial House, 80-86 Regent Street, London) to Edward Marsh thanking him for CHAR 2/158/48 and CHAR 2/158/49-50. 06 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/48 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to M Bryant [The Encyclopaedia Britannica] enclosing his suggestions for the revision of the biography of WSC which appears in the Encyclopaedia [see CHAR 2/158/49-50]. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/49-50 Notes [by Edward Marsh] suggesting amendments to the biography of WSC in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/51 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Frederick Guest stating that WSC would be glad to have Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] made a member of the Other Club. Carbon typescript copy. 26 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/52 Note by [WSC] suggesting that Edward Marsh might put the points collected by Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] [about the biography of WSC in the Encyclopaedia Britannica] to the publishers. Carbon typescript copy. Manuscript draft of CHAR 2/158/48. 04 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/53 Notes by Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] and Edward Marsh relating to CHAR 2/158/55-57. 02 Jul [1928] - 03 Jul [1928]
CHAR 2/158/54 Letter from M Bryant (The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Imperial House, 80-86 Regent Street, London) to Edward Marsh (5 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, [London]) asking for his opinion of CHAR 2/158/55-57, which J L Garvin and Bryant think is unsatisfactory. 15 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/55-57 Reprint of the biography of WSC in the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Sent with CHAR 2/158/54. [1928]
CHAR 2/158/58 Note by [WSC]: "show me this after I have seen the Prime Minister." Typescript. 10 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/59 Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC reporting the rumour that the Government do not intend to give further facilities for the passage of the Tote Bill at the instigation of [Frederick Guest] and [Sir William Joynson Hicks, later Lord Brentford]. 09 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/60 Letter from Cyril Lloyd (House of Commons) to [WSC] thanking for speaking at a meeting at Himley [Staffordshire]. 12 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/61 Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting that an article in the "Empire Review" which was read by Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] was not written by [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] as Hamilton had earlier believed, but by "a swarthy Jew" using the pen name "Scrutator". 12 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/62 Letter from Stella, Lady Stevenson (Stane House, Ockley, Surrey) to WSC thanking him for his words at the Lord Stevenson Memorial Fund prize-giving. 13 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/63-67 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Page Croft [later 1st Lord Croft] giving a detailed explanation of his position on the safeguarding of industries and expressing the wish that he had been invited to speak at the meeting held by Page Croft [and other supporters of Protection such as Patrick Hannon]. Annotated typescript draft. Carbon copy without annotations at CHAR 2/158/68-72. [25] [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/68-72 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/158/63-67. [25] [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/73 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Abe Bailey approving CHAR 2/158/75-83. 18 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/74 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (38 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/158/75-83 and asking for suggestions. 15 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/75-83 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey to [Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII] describing the formation and work of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and announcing that he is giving an endowment to it because he sees it as the best means of fulfilling the ideals of Cecil Rhodes. Copy sent with CHAR 2/158/74. [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/84 Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC pledging his support against "the Amery Page Croft gang" [the Protectionist faction of the Conservative Party led by Leo Amery and Sir Henry Page Croft] but advising WSC not to make an all-out attack yet. 25 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/85 Letter from L H Hayter, secretary of the Somerset Division of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Organizations (16 Castle Street, Bridgwater, [Somerset]) to WSC asking for a signed photograph of him on behalf of the Junior Imperial League to raise funds at the meeting at Bishops Lydeard [Somerset] which WSC has promised to address. 31 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/86 Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne asserting that there is a large surplus capacity of coal to be absorbed before the existing unemployed miners could be re-engaged. Carbon typescript copy. 21 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/87-88 Letter from John B McCook (Hotel Victoria, London) to WSC asking him to sign his copy of volume four of "The World Crisis" and praising that work. 22 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/89 Letter from C B McAlpine (Home Office) to James Grigg enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/158/90-91. 27 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/90-91 Notes on the stages in the preparation of the register of electors. Sent with CHAR 2/158/89. [Jul] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/92 Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (Durrington House, Harlow, Essex) to WSC congratulating him on the Finance Bill passing its third reading and on WSC having told David Lloyd George what he thought of him. 29 Jul [1928]
CHAR 2/158/93 Letter from C L Bullock (Air Ministry] to WSC reminding him, with reference to his wish to fly from Biggin Hill [Kent] to Tidworth [Hampshire] next week, that Monday is a Bank Holiday when the Air Ministry and RAF stations are closed. 03 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/94 Telegram from [Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Leatherhead, [Surrey]) to WSC: "you should give me some straw to make bricks.". 17 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/95 Notes by WSC, James Grigg and F A Newsam on CHAR 2/158/96-97. 07 Aug 1928 - 09 Aug [1928]
CHAR 2/158/96-97 Home Office memorandum on accelerating the preparation of the electoral register. [Aug] [1928]
CHAR 2/158/98 Letter from WSC to Lord Cushendun [earlier Ronald McNeill] congratulating him on his appointment [as acting Foreign Secretary]. Typescript draft. 14 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/99 Letter from Charles Ball (204-206 Great Portland Street, London) to WSC thanking him for the information contained in CHAR 2/158/100. 09 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/100 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Charles Ball on an inaccurate version of a speech by WSC at Dundee [which appears in a book on the Dardanelles campaign by General Kannengiesser Pasha which Ball is translating]. Carbon typescript copy. 24 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/101 Instruction from WSC to [Edward Marsh] instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/158/102. Typescript. 20 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/102 Letter from Charles Ball (204-206 Great Portland Street, London) to WSC asking him to verify a quotation from one of his speeches made in 1915 which appears in a German book about the Dardanelles campaign by General Kannengiesser Pasha which Ball is translating [see CHAR 2/158/103]. 18 Jul 1928
CHAR 2/158/103 Quotation from a speech by WSC claiming that the Dardanelles campaign was close to success, quoted in General Kannengiesser Pasha's book on the campaign. Sent with CHAR 2/158/102. 05 Jun 1915
CHAR 2/158/104 Letter from WSC to Arthur Samuel thanking him for his help in the carrying of the Currency Note Bill. Typescript copy. 08 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/105 Letter from Arthur Samuel (48 Montagu Square, Marble Arch, [London]) to WSC describing how he has enjoyed working with WSC as Financial Secretary to the Treasury and urging him to take a rest. 03 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/106 Letter from Lord Cushendun [earlier Ronald McNeill] (Glen Lea Hotel, Hindhead, Surrey) to WSC thanking him for his letter [congratulating him on his appointment as acting Foreign Secretary]. 16 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/107 Telegram from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] to [WSC] hoping that he can help him improve [his book on the political history of the war]. Typescript copy. 20 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/108 Letter from Sir Arthur Crosfield (4 West Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC agreeing that it would have been unwise for WSC to issue a message [of support for Eleutherios Venizelos]. 21 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/109 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Arthur Crosfield arguing that it would not do for WSC to interfere in Greek politics. Carbon typescript copy. 17 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/110-111 Letter from Sir Arthur Crosfield (4 West Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC suggesting that he send a message which would help Eleutherios Venizelos in the forthcoming Greek general election. 15 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/112 Letter from [Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Cherkley, Leatherhead, Surrey) to WSC on arrangements for WSC's visit. 21 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/113 Letter from Hugh M Dyer (The Ranche, Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada) to WSC asking him to send a message to be read at the dedication service for a memorial stained glass window to Major-General Louis Lipsett and recalling their service together on the Western Front. 22 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/114 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Hamilton of Dalzell praising his persistence in helping to secure the passage of the Tote Bill and noting with approval that Lord D'Abernon has consented to represent the Treasury. Carbon typescript copy. 26 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/115 Letter from Lord Hamilton of Dalzell (Dalzell, Motherwell, Scotland) to WSC praising the role of Ralph Glynn and WSC in the passage of the Tote Bill, which Hamilton believes will make horse racing fairer and more honest, and expressing the wish to get Lord D'Abernon on the Betting Control Board. 04 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/116 Note from WSC instructing [Edward Marsh] to reply [to the Early Closing Association] that since the Home Secretary will be present WSC's presence will not be required [at the Shops Act victory celebration]. Typescript. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/158/117. 02 Sep 1928
CHAR 2/158/117 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/158/116. 02 Sep 1928
CHAR 2/158/118 Letter from Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (34-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC asking him to chair the celebration of the passing of the Shops (Hours of Closing) Act or get the Duke of York [later King George VI] to do so. 29 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/119 Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/158/128, CHAR 2/158/129-133 and CHAR 2/158/134-138. c 1987
CHAR 2/158/120 Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square, [London]) to WSC describing herself as "a very sad woman" and asking to talk to him. 13 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/121-125 Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square, [London]) to WSC praising his article on Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith], remembering Asquith's private remarks about his contemporaries, assessing the character of David Lloyd George, praising WSC's abilities as a political historian, explaining why WSC will find Herbert Asquith's memoirs disappointing, and criticising Lord Rosebery's selfishness. 05 Aug 1928
CHAR 2/158/126 Letter from WSC to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] regretting the publication in the "Daily Telegraph" of an extract from the private correspondence of Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] offensive to WSC and hoping that Asquith's biographer will explain that Asquith's memoirs "give a wholly inadequate impression of his contribution to public life". Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 24 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/127 Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] asserting that, although he was left to take all the blame for the failure of the Dardanelles campaign whilst Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] continued at the head of a new administration, he has never indulged in recriminations and therefore felt justified in complaining about an offensive term used about him by Asquith and recently published in his memoirs. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 01 Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/128 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/158/126, CHAR 2/158/127, CHAR 2/158/128, CHAR 2/158/129-133 and CHAR 2/158/134-138-138. Jun 1928
CHAR 2/158/129-133 Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (Stockton House, Codford, Wiltshire) to WSC expressing surprise that WSC should so strongly object to the description of him and other Coalition Liberals by 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] in his recently published memoirs as "renegades", agreeing that the memoirs do not give an adequate impression of Asquith's contribution to public life, and regretting the serialisation of the memoirs and the fact that the first letter she has received from WSC since her father's death should be one complaining about this passage. 28 May 1928
CHAR 2/158/134-138 Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (Stockton House, Codford, Wiltshire) to WSC reporting that the publishers of the memoirs of 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] have agreed to remove a passage offensive to WSC , describing the difficulties of editing the work before its serialisation, and denying that her father ever accused WSC of deserting him in 1915, when he was very reluctantly forced to yield to Conservative demands for reconstruction of the Government and was anxious to avoid a domestic crisis because the entry of Italy into the war hung in the balance. Insists that her father always saw the Dardanelles campaign as "the one brilliant idea of the war" and that WSC would quickly have returned to high office if he had stayed at the Duchy of Lancaster. 11 Jun 1928