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CHAR 2/164/1 Letter from Sir Robert Lynn (Constitutional Club, Northumberland Avenue, [London]) to WSC complaining about the Prime Minister's failure to appoint him to a post with the Wireless Company. 10 Jan 1929
CHAR 2/164/2-3 Letter from Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC urging him to reconsider the matter of the betting tax because it is doing the Conservatives great electoral damage. 23 Feb 1929
CHAR 2/164/4-5 Letter from Lord Irwin [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax] (Viceregal Lodge, Delhi, [India]) reporting that he has talked with Professor Frederick Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell], looking forward to the general election, expressing relief that Sir Francis Humphrys has left Kabul [Afghanistan], assessing the prospects in that country of Nadir Khan Shah and Amanullah Khan, and commenting on the Indian political situation. 25 Feb 1929
CHAR 2/164/6 Letter from WSC to "Eddie" [Lord Derby] on the political difficulties caused to the Government by the betting tax. Typescript copy. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/164/7. 27 Feb 1929
CHAR 2/164/7 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/164/6. [27] [Feb] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/8 Letter from Sir Laming Worthington-Evans (War Office) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/164/9 and CHAR 2/164/10. 28 Feb 1929
CHAR 2/164/9 Letter from Sir Herbert Creedy to the secretary of the historical section of the Committee of Imperial Defence giving the reaction of the Secretary of State for War [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans] to changes in the proofs of the official history of the Gallipoli campaign and enclosing CHAR 2/164/10. Copy sent with CHAR 2/164/8. 23 Feb 1929
CHAR 2/164/10 Table showing the instances in which the previous comments of the Army Council on the official history of the Gallipoli campaign have not been entirely accepted. Sent with CHAR 2/164/8. [Feb] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/11 Letter from Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, [London]) to WSC agreeing that the Labour Party have acted foolishly in welcoming the support of the bookmakers over the betting tax and expressing confidence that WSC will do his best to deal with the unpopularity of the tax among the Government's supporters. 01 Mar 1929
CHAR 2/164/12-13 Message to WSC asking whether he wishes to reply to a statement by Ernest Bevin accusing him of preventing an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/14-16 Reply by WSC to a statement by Ernest Bevin accusing him of preventing an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. Annotated typescript. Another draft at CHAR 2/164/18-21. Final version at CHAR 2/164/23-27. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/17 Letter from [Thomas Jones] (Offices of the Cabinet) to Donald Fergusson commenting on the draft of WSC's reply to the statement by Ernest Bevin that WSC had prevented an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. 23 Apr [1929]
CHAR 2/164/18-21 Reply by WSC to the statement by Ernest Bevin that WSC had prevented an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. Annotated typescript. Another draft at CHAR 2/164/14-16. Final version at CHAR 2/164/23-27. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/22 Letter from [Donald Fergusson] to Sir Patrick Gower enclosing the original of CHAR 2/164/23-27 and asking him to issue it to the press if he thinks it is all right. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/23-27 Reply by WSC to the statement by Ernest Bevin that WSC prevented an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. Carbon typescript copy. Other copies, without Bevin's statement, at CHAR 2/164/28-31 and CHAR 2/164/32-35. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/28-31 Another copy of CHAR 2/164/23-27 without the statement by Bevin. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/32-35 Another copy of CHAR 2/164/23-27 without the statement by Bevin. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/36 Note by [? Sir William Joynson Hicks, later Lord Brentford] on part of Ernest Bevin's statement accusing WSC of preventing an agreement which would have averted the General Strike. [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/37 Letter from [WSC] to Major Desmond Morton asking for information which he can use in a hostile article on Leon Trotsky. Carbon typescript copy. 28 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/38 Letter from [WSC] to Thomas Naylor thanking him for pointing out that it was not the printers who refused to set up the "Daily Mail" article "for King and Country" on the eve of the General Strike. Carbon typescript copy. 26 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/39 Letter from Thomas Naylor, secretary of the London Society of Compositors (House of Commons) to WSC pointing out that it was not the printers who refused to set up the "Daily Mail" article "for King and Country" on the eve of the General Strike. 24 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/40 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the editor of the "Daily Herald" on photographs [not present] which were obviously faked or forged by staff at the "Daily Herald" "for the purpose of sustaining a prejudicial caption." Carbon typescript copy. 18 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/41-42 Letter from [WSC] to Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] praising his campaign for Aberdeenshire and East Kincardineshire [Scotland] and likening his political standpoint point to that of "soberly patriotic Liberals". Carbon typescript copy. 21 May 1929
CHAR 2/164/43 Letter from John Hills (98 Mount Street, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help in his (Hills') successful campaign [in the Ripon Division of the West Riding of Yorkshire]. 03 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/44-45 Letter from [WSC] to [Stanley Baldwin, later Lord Baldwin] recommending Frederick Guest and John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to the House of Lords. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/46-47 Letter from W H Stevenson, associate editor of the "Daily Herald" (2 Carmelite Street, [London]) to Josephine Cummins denying that a photograph of WSC carrying a book entitled "War", which was published in his paper, was a forgery. 19 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/48 Letter from A G Delgado (28 Upper Hamilton Terrace, [London]) to WSC asking for advice on what he should do about the intention of the "Daily Herald" to give him trouble about his letter accusing the paper of publishing a forged photograph of WSC carrying a book entitled "War". 19 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/49 Letter from [Josephine Cummins] to A G Delgado expressing WSC's belief that the letter he has now sent to the "Daily Herald" will ensure that Delgado will not experience any more trouble [over the accusation that the paper published a forged photograph of WSC carrying a book entitled "War"]. Carbon typescript copy. 22 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/50 Letter from [Josephine Cummins] to W H Stevenson, associate editor of the "Daily Herald", conveying WSC's acceptance of Stevenson's assurance that the photograph [of WSC carrying a book entitled "War"] was not tampered with in any way. Carbon typescript copy. 22 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/51 Letter from William Mellor, editor of the "Daily Herald" (2 Carmelite Street, [London]) to WSC demanding an apology for WSC's accusation that the paper published a forged photograph [of WSC carrying a book entitled "War"]. 23 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/52 Letter from [Josephine Cummins] to William Mellor, editor of the "Daily Herald" stating that WSC believes that the abusive campaign which the Herald has conducted against him absolves him from making an apology [about the accusation that the paper published a forged photograph of WSC carrying a book entitled "War"]. Carbon typescript copy. 25 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/53 Telegram from WSC (New York, [United States]) to David Lloyd George (Churt, Surrey) reporting that he has asked Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] to try and postpone the debates on Egypt and the Soviet Union and asking for advice on the delicate situation. 10 Oct 1929
CHAR 2/164/54-56 Letter from David Lloyd George (25 Old Queen Street, Westminster, London) to WSC arguing that the Government have gained great strength from the praise it has received, assessing the Government's prospects with regard to unemployment, the coal industry and the economic situation, criticising [Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] for promoting division in the Conservative Party, expressing the wish to discuss the political situation with WSC and stressing the need for the anti-Socialist parties to at least have a common policy on the coal industry. 16 Oct 1929
CHAR 2/164/57 Telegram to WSC conveying the invitation of the Union of Scottish Loyalists to address a meeting in Glasgow [Scotland] to protest against the resumption of relations with the Soviet Union. 21 Oct 1929
CHAR 2/164/58 Telegram from WSC to the Union of Scottish Loyalists (198 Pitt Street, Glasgow, [London]) declining the invitation [to address a meeting to protest at the resumption of relations with the Soviet Union]. Typescript copy. 23 Oct 1929
CHAR 2/164/59 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Maurice Hankey asking whether there is a Committee of Imperial Defence paper which shows the reduction of Navy and scrap tonnage after the war, and asking for details on the claim of the United States that they reduced their battle fleet after the war for the sake of parity with Britain. Typescript carbon copy. 10 Nov 1929
CHAR 2/164/60 Letter from Sir Maurice Hankey (Offices of the Cabinet) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/164/61. 18 Nov 1929
CHAR 2/164/61 Table issued by the Admiralty statistics department showing the ships scrapped since the Armistice and the ships under construction or on order at that time which were subsequently cancelled. Sent with CHAR 2/164/60. 20 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/164/62 Note by [Denis Kelly, WSC's literary assistant] to WSC referring to CHAR 2/164/63, 25 Aug 1947. Annotated that this was amongst the war memoirs materials, 1962. 25 Aug 1947 - 1962
CHAR 2/164/63 Letter from Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] (House of Commons) to WSC hoping that WSC will not persist in his desire to speak [in the House of Commons debate on the Unemployment Insurance Bill] so as not to exclude promising new members like William Morrison [later 1st Lord Dunrossil]. 21 Nov 1929
CHAR 2/164/64 Pamphlet: "A memorable speech". Text of a speech by Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] in the House of Commons on dominion status for India. 07 Nov 1929
CHAR 2/164/65 Note referring to CHAR 2/164/64. 1929
CHAR 2/164/66 Reprint from the "Daily Telegraph": article claiming that the Royal Navy is greatly inferior in size to the United States Navy. 19 Dec 1929
CHAR 2/164/67 Letter from [WSC] to Harold Cox ("Sunday Times", 186 Strand, [London]) criticising him for treating the increase in the Sinking Fund and the increased payments on account of the encashment of Savings Certificates as blameworthy additions to ordinary government expenditure. Carbon typescript copy. 29 Dec 1929
CHAR 2/164/68 Letter from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (6 Barton Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC praising his Christmas Day radio appeal [on behalf of the Wireless for the Blind Fund] and "The World Crisis". 26 Dec 1929
CHAR 2/164/69 Letter from to [WSC] Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (6 Barton Street, Westminster, [London]) expressing pleasure that Reith liked his radio appeal [on behalf of the Wireless for the Blind Fund], announcing his intention of making a public offer of 100 pounds to the BBC for the right to speak for half an hour on politics, and criticising efforts to obstruct political broadcasting. Carbon typescript copy. 29 Dec 1929
CHAR 2/164/70-71 Letter from Sir John Reith [later Lord Reith] (Savoy Hill, London) to WSC drawing his attention to a clause in the BBC's licence from the Postmaster-General which would prevent them from accepting WSC's offer of 100 pounds for the right to broadcast for half an hour on politics, asking whether WSC really thinks that the BBC should follow "the American plan" of giving access to broadcasting "on a cash basis, irrespective of any consideration of content or balance", and reporting that there has been no request from the parties for political broadcasting since the general election. 31 Dec 1929
CHAR 2/164/72-78 Translation from "Pravda": proclamation by the executive committee of the Communist International exhorting revolutionaries in India to throw off British rule. Carbon typescript copy. 27 Mar 1929
CHAR 2/164/79 Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/164/80-137. c 1987
CHAR 2/164/80 Letter from Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] (Fishers Hill, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC congratulating him on his bright Budget prospects and reporting a slight set-back in his recovery from illness. 03 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/81-82 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] reporting that the Government's surplus for the ending financial year will be greater than forecast and will go towards the remission of rates. Carbon typescript copy. 29 Mar 1929
CHAR 2/164/83-84 Letter from Sir William Birdwood [later Lord Birdwood] commander in chief in India (Delhi) to WSC expressing regret that he has not been able to see more of Professor Frederick Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell], considering WSC's difficulties in producing an electorally popular Budget, referring to the successful presentation by Sir Felix Schuster of his budget in India, outlining his own plans for the financing of the army in India, describing how he was almost as thankful for the departure of the British legation from Kabul [Afghanistan] as he was for the successful evacuation of Gallipoli, praising the role of the RAF in the operation and referring to his performance in a local horse show and to his contacts with Sir Reginald Barnes. 02 Mar 1929
CHAR 2/164/85 Letter from Field Marshall Sir William Birdwood [later Lord Birdwood], Commander in Chief in India (Simla), to WSC wishing him good luck in the election and praising the last volume of "The World Crisis" ["The Aftermath"]. 09 May 1929
CHAR 2/164/86 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC reporting that WSC's broadcast speech brought more criticisms than that of any other speaker. 09 May 1929
CHAR 2/164/87 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] expressing pleasure at their recent talk and suggesting that he might also like to see David Lloyd George. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/88 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/164/89. 1929
CHAR 2/164/89 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Robert Chadwick [later Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick] thanking him for the offer of his seat [Wallasey, Cheshire] but stating that he cannot sever his ties with Epping [Essex], and urging Chadwick to stand for and hold Wallasey because his services will be required after the election. Typescript copy. [05] [Apr] [1929]
CHAR 2/164/90 Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to [Lord Londonderry] expressing regret that he and CSC cannot attend Londonderry's dinner because they have received an invitation from the Prince of Wales [later Edward VIII]. Typescript copy. 04 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/91-92 Letter from Lord Londonderry (Wynyard Park, Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]) to WSC congratulating him on his return to parliament, blaming the Liberals for damaging the prospects of young Conservatives such as Harold Macmillan, and regretting that WSC and CSC will not be attending his dinner because they have had an invitation from the Prince of Wales [later Edward VIII]. 01 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/93-100 Letter from [Lord Cecil of Chelwood, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (Holker Hall, Cark-in-Cartmell, Lancashire) arguing [with reference to the "The Aftermath", the last volume of "The World Crisis"] that David Lloyd George was in a very powerful position at the end of the war and need not have been induced by the press to stand for a punitive peace settlement. Recalls the attitude of various statesmen to the work of the League of Nations Commission and the question of the establishment of mandates. 08 Jan 1929
CHAR 2/164/101 Letter from Sir James Cosgrave (Stormont Castle, Belfast, Ulster, [Ireland]) to WSC on the electoral success of the Unionists in Ulster. 25 May 1929
CHAR 2/164/102 Letter from Ralph Glyn (House of Commons) to WSC thanking him for giving him "an honourable mention" in his Budget speech. 16 Apr [1929]
CHAR 2/164/103-104 Letter from Frederick Guest (7 Aldford Street, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC arguing that recent by-election results suggest that David Lloyd George's economic policies appeal more to agricultural than to urban districts, which is serious for the prospects of the Conservative Party, and suggesting that the Government should respond with a programme of slum clearance, further amalgamation of social services, a revival of trade facilities and development of the Empire. 25 Mar 1929
CHAR 2/164/105 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/164/103-104. Mar 1929
CHAR 2/164/106-107 Letter from Sir James Grigg (Treasury Chambers) to WSC thanking him for his parting gift and describing how much he has enjoyed working with him. 12 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/108 Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Guest on Guest's letter [announcing his intention of joining the Conservatives] which Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] will like because of its anti-David Lloyd-George flavour. Carbon typescript copy. 31 Jul 1929
CHAR 2/164/109-111 Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Guest describing how the opposition in the Conservative Party to the granting of Liberal peerages prevents Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] from offering Guest one, advising Guest to join the Conservative Party, where WSC will be able to help him procure a suitable seat, and discussing the arrangements for his (WSC's) tour of Canada, the United States and South America. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/112 Letter from Donald Fergusson (Treasury Chambers) to WSC describing how much he has enjoyed working for him and thanking him for his parting gift. 12 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/113-115 Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC describing how articles and speeches, particularly that of Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes], marking the fourteenth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, have shown that public opinion has swung round in favour of the Dardanelles campaign. 29 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/116 Letter from ? (10 Eaton Square, [London]) attributing his electoral defeat to the circulation of a leaflet stating that he had voted against the repeal of sugar duty. 31 May 1929
CHAR 2/164/117-118 Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] (56 Lowndes Square, [London]) to WSC describing how he got injured on his ski-ing holiday and talked with the King of Belgium, who praised WSC's role in the Antwerp expedition, and referring to his plan to visit Gibraltar, Morocco and elsewhere. 27 Jan 1929
CHAR 2/164/119 Letter from Eva, Lady Keyes (Admiralty House, Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to WSC pressing the claims of Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] to be First Sea Lord. 24 Dec [1929]
CHAR 2/164/120-121 Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] (Admiralty House, Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to WSC on: the honour done him at Bristol; his role in anti-submarine operations during the war; his being told that the "Royal Oak" incident does not count against him [in his competition with Sir Mostyn Field to be First Sea Lord]. 16 Dec 1929
CHAR 2/164/122 Letter from Lord Midleton [earlier St John Brodrick] (House of Lords) to WSC asserting that the quality of WSC's Budgets means that it will not be his fault if the election does not go well for the Government. 17 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/123 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Clive Morrison-Bell thanking him for sending another of his "interesting documents". Carbon typescript copy. 09 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/124 Letter from Sir Clive Morrison-Bell (7 Great Cumberland Place, [London]) to WSC promising to send "another little Election newspaper-boy". 06 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/125 Letter in French from ? expressing regret that he did not see WSC on his visit to Paris [France]. 18 May 1929
CHAR 2/164/126-128 Letter from Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby] (Privy Purse Office, Buckingham Palace) to WSC outlining the objections to the Lady Houston's offer to give King George V and Queen Mary money to be distributed to charities of their choice and asking WSC to advise on the matter. 04 Jul 1929
CHAR 2/164/129-130 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby] agreeing with his objections to Lady Houston's offer of money to King George V and Queen Mary to be distributed to charities of their choice and noting that she hopes by good works to be made a peeress in her own right. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Jul 1929
CHAR 2/164/131 Letter from Arthur Steel-Maitland (72 Cadogan Square, [London]) to WSC describing his (Steel-Maitland's) electoral fight, and hoping that the new Government's weaknesses can be exploited and that WSC will have a good journey. 10 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/132 Letter from Herbert Samuel (Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton, [Staffordshire]) to WSC on the adventure of his son on the Dead Sea. 19 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/133 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Thurso Castle, Thurso, [Caithness, Scotland] to WSC arguing that the Labour Party will remain united in government unless electoral reform is introduced to reinfranchise Liberal voters, which will strengthen the position of moderate Socialists and cause them to split from their extremist colleagues. 04 Jun 1929
CHAR 2/164/134 Letter from Stanley Salvidge (Braxted, The King's Gap, Hoylake, Cheshire) to WSC praising his recent broadcast speech and his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. 30 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/135 Letter from N Titulescu (Royal Romanian Legation, London) to [WSC] thanking him for writing and conveying the good wishes of the Romanian foreign secretary. 11 Apr 1929
CHAR 2/164/136 Letter from W von Tirpitz (40 York Terrace, Regent's Park, [London]) to WSC recalling that when he was a young German naval officer WSC had entertained him at the Admiralty in 1913 and had informed his parents of his rescue by a British cutter in 1914, and asking to see him. 13 Nov [1929]
CHAR 2/164/137 Letter from Herbert Vivian (61 Boulevard van Isegham, Ostend, [Belgium]) to WSC assuring him that he may rely on his discretion with regard to publishing matter relating to him and stating that no one knows of WSC's generous help except [? Queen Mary]. 29 Nov [1929]