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CHAR 2/62/1 Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Privy Council Office) to WSC reporting that he has been asked by Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] to approach Andrew Carnegie "to induce him to forward a certain philanthropic object" [the treatment of disease by radium] and that he [Morley] cannot but it might serve the purpose of "your Dundee man" [James Caird]. Asks to talk with WSC about Home Rule. 06 Jan 1913
CHAR 2/62/2-3 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on how astrological conditions could affect the search for a settlement in the Balkans. 13 Jan 1913
CHAR 2/62/4 Letter from John M? (Local Government Board) to WSC on the qualification required by Staff Surgeon Rees for the post of Medical Inspector under the Local Government Board. Signed typescript. 20 Jan 1913
CHAR 2/62/5-6 Letter from WSC to James Caird suggesting that Caird might like to take up the suggestion of Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] suggestion that funding should be provided by a philanthropist for the treatment of disease by radium. Typescript copy. 21 Jan 1913
CHAR 2/62/7 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk] to WSC on the way in which astrological conditions relate to the revolution in Constantinople [Turkey] and the prospects for a settlement in the Balkans. 24 Jan [1913]
CHAR 2/62/8-9 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk] to WSC on how astrological conditions could affect the search for peace in the Balkans. 31 Jan [1913]
CHAR 2/62/10 Letter from Lord Roberts on how well the Turks fight when well led and on the need for reform of the Territorial Army. Annotated by WSC with an excerpt from his reply. 04 Feb 1913
CHAR 2/62/11 Letter from Alex Ure [Lord Advocate] to WSC praising his speech proposing the health of "my worthy old compatriot". [Feb] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/12 Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to Alex Ure thanking him for praising a recent speech of his but expressing dissatisfaction with it himself. Typescript copy. 12 Feb 1913
CHAR 2/62/13 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on forthcoming favourable astrological conditions for a settlement in the Balkans. 18 Feb [1913]
CHAR 2/62/14 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on forthcoming favourable astrological conditions for a settlement in the Balkans and for the solution of industrial relations problems at home. 27 Feb [1913]
CHAR 2/62/15-16 Letter from WSC to ? thanking him for articles [on Land Reform] and referring to his preparations for his speech on the Naval Estimates on 26 March Typescript copy. 17 Mar 1913
CHAR 2/62/17 Letter from Julian Haslem (New Barracks, Fermoy, County Cork, [Ireland]) to WSC reporting that the officers of several infantry regiments intend to resign rather than fight in Ulster. 23 Mar [1913]
CHAR 2/62/18-19 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC praising his speech on the Naval Estimates and the role of Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] in the settlement of the Balkan problem and the avoidance of a general European war. Refers to a recurrence of the astrological conditions which brought about British victories during the Boer War. 27 Mar [1913]
CHAR 2/62/20 Letter from ? (Admiralty) to WSC praising his speech [on the Naval Estimates]. 27 Mar 1913
CHAR 2/62/21 Letter from Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] (32 Curzon Street, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his letter and for his help. 31 Mar 1913
CHAR 2/62/22-23 Letter from [ WSC ] to ? asking to postpone a meeting in the Free Trade Hall in Manchester from May until the autumn as he will be going on a cruise of inspection in the Mediterranean. Typescript copy. 15 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/24-25 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on future favourable and unfavourable astrological conditions, including a good time for negotiation and conciliation on 9 May and a dangerous time for the King [George V] in the coming summer. Predicts that there will be no danger of war in 1914. 24 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/26 Letter from R Bailey (House of Commons) to WSC inviting him to give evidence to the Select Committee on the Marconi Agreement. 18 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/27-28 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (22 St James's Place, [London]) to WSC expressing his willingness to go in a submarine and commenting on the Marconi scandal. Signed typescript. 11 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/29 Letter from Thomas Shaw of Dunfermline (Privy Council Office) to WSC praising his evidence to the Select Committee on the Marconi agreement and criticising the conduct of the committee. 29 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/30 Letter from 2nd Lord Esher (2 Tilney Street, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC congratulating him for having "knocked the last remaining worm-eaten plank out of that ludicrous Committee." [the Select Committee on the Marconi Agreement.]. 29 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/31 Letter from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (Newbuildings Place, Southwater, Sussex) to WSC congratulating him on his repudiation of charges against the Government before the Select Committee on the Marconi agreement. 29 Apr 1913
CHAR 2/62/32 Letter from Lord Crewe (India Office) to WSC stating that he is seeking to have "a friendly talk" with Sir Hugh Barnes. 02 May 1913
CHAR 2/62/33-34 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norfok, [Norwich]) to WSC on the propitious astrological conditions for the achievement of settlements by negotiation and conciliation, with special reference to the Balkans question. Praises Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Falldon] and claims that the same conditions brought about British victories during the Boer War. 02 May 1913
CHAR 2/62/35 Note by Sir Edward Grey (Foreign Office) to WSC reporting [ with reference to astrological predictions by R G Hickling] "an enormous and unexpected improvement in the diplomatic situation" and commenting on the supposed astrological influence on British victories during the Boer War. 02 May 1913
CHAR 2/62/36 Letter from Baron de Forest ( Professor Dr C Dapper's Sanatorium Neues Kurhaus, Bad Kissingen, [Germany]) to WSC congratulating him on the "dressing down" he gave to the Select Committee on the Marconi agreement. 03 May 1913
CHAR 2/62/37-38 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the influence of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question. Also refers to the settlement of the coal strike. 05 May [1913]
CHAR 2/62/39 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (Sutton Place, by Guildford, Surrey) to WSC urging [with reference to the Marconi scandal] that Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] or David Lloyd George should issue a statement expressing regret for error and commenting on the "honest and manly letter " from [Lord Ashby St Ledgers, earlier Ivor Guest, later Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)]. Copy at CHAR 28/117/122. [08][Jun][1913]
CHAR 2/62/40 Note that CHAR 2/62/41 was shown to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] and Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] [Attorney General]. 07 Jun [1913]
CHAR 2/62/41 Letter from Lord Northcliffe (The Times) to WSC commenting on the reporting of the Marconi scandal and criticising the absence of [Lord Murray of Elibank, earlier Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank]. Mentions the arrangements for his trip in a submarine. Initialled typescript. 06 Jun 1913
CHAR 2/62/42 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the effect of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question and on the settlement of the rail strike in 1911. 29 Jun 1913
CHAR 2/62/43 Letter from James Masterton Smith (Admiralty) to Sir William Tyrrell conveying WSC's request that a letter from the astrologer R G Hickling [see CHAR 2/62/42] be shown to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon]. 02 Jul 1913
CHAR 2/62/44-45 Letter from Arthur Limpus (c/o British Embassy, Constantinople, [Turkey]) to WSC on the urgent need for Britain and France to make advances to the Turkish government to enable it to pay off the wages arrears of its employees. 28 Jun 1913
CHAR 2/62/46 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the effect of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question, and on the safety and fortunes of the King [George V]. 16 Jul [1913]
CHAR 2/62/47 Letter from 1st Lord Cowdray (16 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his statement in the House of Commons of the previous night. 18 Jul 1913
CHAR 2/62/48 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC commenting on the settlement of the dock strike and giving advice about the best astrological conditions for actions such as an address in Canada or the launching of a battle ship. Annotated with comment by WSC about the accuracy of Hickling's prediction about the ending of the dock strike. 02 Aug [1913]
CHAR 2/62/49 Letter from [WSC] to [?] repeating his recommendation that Lionel Yexley be a candidate for a dockyard constituency. Typescript copy. 23 Aug [1913]
CHAR 2/62/50 Letter from [WSC] to Mr Smith expressing pleasure that Ellis Griffith is to address a meeting in Ballowmill [Fifeshire, Scotland]. Typescript copy. 26 Aug [1913]
CHAR 2/62/51 Note from G A Steel to WSC referring to a copy of a letter written to WSC in March 1913 by the late George Wyndham [see CHAR 2/62/53-54] and asking whether anything should be omitted from it before it is sent for publication. Annotated by WSC: "no - send it", 27 Sep. 26 Sep [1913]
CHAR 2/62/52 Printed circular letter from Guy Wyndham (Charford Manor, Downton, Wiltshire) to WSC inviting him to submit for private publication any letters he received from the late George Wyndham. [Sep] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/53-54 Letter from George Wyndham (Clouds, East Knoyle, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC praising his speech [on the Naval Estimates]. 27 Mar 1913
CHAR 2/62/55 Letter from [WSC] to [the editor of the Morning Post] complaining about an untrue statement about him in that day's edition. Typescript copy. 06 Sep 1913
CHAR 2/62/56 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Hopeman Lodge, Hopeman, Morayshire, [Scotland]) to WSC warning of the obsessive and volatile state of the King [George V] and reporting that he has sent the King a memorandum about the legislative role of a constitutional sovereign. Believes that "an ungovernable Ireland is much more serious than rioting in 4 counties" [Ulster] and approves the idea of round table talks, provided they proceed on some definite basis. 12 Sep 1913
CHAR 2/62/57 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Hopeman Lodge, Hopeman, Morayshire, [Scotland]) to WSC on: a memorandum he (Asquith) has drawn up for the King [George V]; the views of Andrew Bonar Law, Lord Curzon and Lord Loreburn. 16 Sep 1913
CHAR 2/62/58 Envelope which contained CHAR 2/62/57. Sep 1913
CHAR 2/62/59-60 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Hopeman Lodge, Hopeman, Morayshire, [Scotland]) to WSC on: WSC's report of his conversation with Andrew Bonar Law about Home Rule; the probable need to make a bargain about Ulster as the price for Home Rule; the need for John Redmond and Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson] to be fully included in consultations; the crudity of Tory threats over the issue. 19 Sep 1913
CHAR 2/62/61 Letter from [WSC] to J A Spender referring to the publication in [the Morning Post] of an untrue statement and the unhelpful contribution of Lord Loreburn. Typescript copy. 17 Sep 1913
CHAR 2/62/62-64 Letter from William Bourke Cockran (Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London) to WSC criticising the plan of the Ulster Unionists to establish a provisional government if the Home Rule Bill is passed and describing the economic and administrative dislocation which he believes would follow the establishment of such a government. 04 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/65 Letter from F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] (4 Elm Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC urging him to meet Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson] to ask what he means by "exclusion". 05 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/66-68 Letter from T P O'Connor (5 Morpeth Mansions, Victoria Street, [London]) to WSC reporting: that he is willing to address a meeting in Scotland to answer the forthcoming address of Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson] in Dundee; that Carson has not been able to shake the opinions of the Liberal rank and file; that O'Connor's friends in Ireland are firmly opposed to a partition of the country and do not think that this is the moment for a conference; that the Tories have been split by Carson's stance. Encloses a newspaper report of a speech by Joseph Devlin [see CHAR 2/62/69]. Signed typescript. 07 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/69 Cutting from the "Freeman's Journal" [Ireland]: speech in favour of Home Rule by Joseph Devlin at Dundalk [County Louth, Ireland]. Sent with CHAR 2/62/66-68. 06 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/70 Letter from Henry Massingham (The Nation, 10 Adelphi Terrace, London) to WSC praising his speeches on Irish Home Rule. 08 Oct [1913]
CHAR 2/62/71-75 Letter from James Majendie (Hedingham Castle, Essex) to WSC recalling that he entered the House of Commons at the same time as WSC and praising his speech of the previous night on Irish Home Rule. 09 Oct [1913]
CHAR 2/62/76 Letter from "Jack" [John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] to WSC praising his speech of the previous night on Irish Home Rule. Announces his imminent departure for India. 09 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/77-78 Letter from William Royle, chairman of the executive committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (Union Buildings, 45 Fountain Street, Manchester) to WSC enclosing letters from leading Manchester liberals explaining why they are forming a deputation to WSC to protest against the present expenditure on armaments [see CHAR 2/62/79-86]. Signed typescript. 10 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/79-81 Letter from Edward Langdon, president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce] (16 Oxford Street, Manchester), to WSC complaining of the excessive tax burden placed upon the business community by the current high expenditure on armaments. Signed and annotated typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/62/77-78. 06 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/82-83 Letter from Gustav Eckhard, member of the general committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (Broome House, Didsbury, Manchester), urging the Government to work for an agreement to secure the immunity of private property at sea so that spending on armaments can be reduced. Sent with CHAR 2/62/77-78. 05 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/84-85 Letter from George Armstrong , member of the general committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (Denison Road, Victoria Park, Manchester), to WSC asserting that a mutual agreement between Britain and Germany guaranteeing the immunity of goods at sea will enable the build-up of naval armaments by both countries to be ended. Criticises the Government for securing the defeat of such a proposal at the Hague. Signed and annotated typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/62/77-78. 08 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/86 Letter from W J Robertson (14 Bridge Street, Manchester) to William Royle pledging his support for a protest by Manchester Liberals against high expenditure on armaments but asserting that it will be futile unless the Government provides more information on foreign policy and departmental expenditure. Signed typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/62/77-78. 09 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/87 Letter from Sir Frederick Milner (11 Hereford Gardens, London) to WSC rejecting WSC's claim in a recent speech in Dundee that his opponents are trying to enlist the royal prerogative in their campaign against Home Rule. Asserts that the gravity of the situation in Ulster should not be underestimated. 12 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/88 Letter from Sir Frederick Milner (11 Hereford Gardens, London) to WSC expressing the hope that he will admit that he was wrong to bring the King [George V] into the controversy over Home Rule and that the Government will exclude Ulster from that measure. 13 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/89-90 Letter from G S Barnes (Board of Trade) to WSC describing the success of the Trade Boards Act. Signed typescript. 15 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/91 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] referring to [a draft of a speech by him on naval policy], with reply by Grey on the possible German reaction. 15 Oct [1913]
CHAR 2/62/92 Letter from Sir Frederick Milner (11 Hereford Gardens, [London]) to WSC asking whether he agrees to the publication of Milner's letter to him [denying WSC's claim that the opponents of Home Rule are seeking to enlist the royal prerogative to defeat it]. Annotated by WSC with the reply that for the purposes of publication it would be better to cast the arguments of the letter into a different form, 17 Oct. 15 Oct 1913 - 17 Oct [1913]
CHAR 2/62/93 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) to WSC on the reaction in Britain, Germany and France to WSC to WSC's speech on naval expenditure. 21 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/94 Letter from T P O'Connor (5 Morpeth Mansions, Victoria Street, [London]) to WSC on the opposition to the proposal for the separation of Ulster from the rest of Ireland and the decline in the support in Ulster for Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson]. Signed typescript. 22 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/95 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) to WSC admitting that he summed up more decidedly than he had intended [in a speech in Berwick, Northumberland] against the exclusion of Ulster [from the Home Rule Bill]. 28 Oct 1913
CHAR 2/62/96 Letter from R A Walling, editor of the "Western Daily Mercury" (Plymouth, [Devon]) to Samuel Lithgow (Durnford Hotel, Stonehouse, [Devon]) [Liberal candidate for Devonport] advising him to talk to Nicholas Revington [secretary of the Joint Committee of the Societies of the Lower Deck] about naval representation [for Devonport]. Signed typescript. 12 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/97 Letter from Nicholas Revington [secretary of the Joint Committee of the Societies of the Lower Deck] to Samuel Lithgow [Liberal candidate for Devonport] on the opposition of his committee to the proposed candidature of Lionel Yexley, editor of the Fleet, to stand for Devonport. [Sent with CHAR 2/62/100-101]. 13 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/98 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) to WSC asserting that now that peace has been concluded between Greece and Turkey there is no reason why the British and French naval squadrons should not meet at Piraeus [Greece]. 18 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/99 Letter from J L Garvin (The Pall Mall Gazette, Editorial Offices, Newton Street, High Holborn, [London]) to WSC stating his position on Ireland and praising the latter part of WSC's recent speech in Dundee [Angus, Scotland]`. 18 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/100-101 Letter from Percy Ainsworth (12 Downing Street) to WSC enclosing and commenting on a letter from the secretary of the Joint Committee of the Societies of the Lower Deck in Devonport [Devon] stating the committee's opposition to the proposed candidature of Lionel Yexley [editor of the ] for Devonport [see CHAR 2/62/97.] Signed and annotated typescript. 21 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/102 Calling card of Nicholas Revington of Plymouth [Devon], [secretary of the Joint Committee of the Societies of the Lower Deck]. 1913
CHAR 2/62/103 Note by WSC circulated to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Oxford and Asquith], Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] and the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George]: "my astrologer is in full accord with the policy of HMG" Refers to CHAR 2/62/104-105. 28 Nov [1913]
CHAR 2/62/104-105 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC stating that astrological conditions are inauspicious for a settlement [in Ireland] but that they will improve. 25 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/106-108 Letter from Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham] (The Round Table, 175 Piccadilly, London] enclosing part of an article by him [not present] on the Irish question which he intends to publish in the Round Table and asking for WSC' s comments. Thanks him for the trip on the "Enchantress" and asks whether WSC can write an article on the Naval Flying Wing. 25 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/109 Letter from [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain (9 Egerton Place [London]) to WSC, asking what he thinks of a speech [on Home Rule] by Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], given in Leeds [Yorkshire]. Chamberlain comments that WSC had thought Asquith would say nothing, which would have been dangerous, but what he actually said was worse. He recalls a previous offer by Asquith which the Conservatives thought had been made in good faith, but which Asquith withdrew as soon as the Conservatives went forward to meet him. He also says that Asquith had slammed the door in their faces, and that it was impossible to believe that he meant business, as he had "blown conciliation to the winds". Chamberlain also remarks that if he had foreseen Asquith's speech he would have talked naval shop with WSC, or indeed anything apart from the Irish question. He ends by saying that Asquith would hardly have spoken differently if he was deliberately trying to provoke strike, and presumes that he knew what he was doing. 29 Nov 1913
CHAR 2/62/110 Letter from [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain (Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham) to WSC, thanking him for a letter of 30 November, and saying that their fathers had been friends in spite of political differences, and hoping that he and WSC could remain the same. Chamberlain explains that WSC's letter [on Home Rule] had only reached him on the previous night, but he did not think he could have spoken differently, even if he had received the letter before. He adds that if the position of the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] was unchanged, then his words were "singularly unhappy", though he had managed to convey the opposite impression, while the outburst by David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] was "beyond characterization". He refers WSC to his speech of the previous day, and explains that although he was always delighted to see him and 1st Lord Morley, he would rather not meet Lloyd George, at least for the present. In a postscript Chamberlain says that he had just received more letters from WSC, and accepts an invitation to dine with him, Morley and F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead], but adds that if Lloyd George was coming, then he could not meet him just now. Signed manuscript. 02 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/111 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC asserting that astrological conditions will bring a troublesome period in December (mentions industrial unrest in the Post Office) but that next summer Britain's prestige can be greatly enhanced. 03 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/112 Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Privy Council Office) to WSC on a letter by Austen Chamberlain on Home Rule. 10 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/113 Letter from J L Garvin (9 Greville Place, [London]) to WSC asking whether WSC can supply definite information which would enable Garvin to assure William Astor [later Lord Astor] that his newspapers are on sound ground in taking a moderate line [?on Home Rule]. 12 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/114 Letter from J L Garvin (the Pall Mall Gazette, editorial offices, Newton Street, High Holborn, [London]) to WSC acknowledging that WSC is unable to give extra information [?on the Government's approach to Home Rule] and asking whether, in view of the objections of a large part of the Liberal party to WSC's conversations with his moderate opponents, his meeting with Garvin should be postponed. 15 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/115 Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Flowermead, Princes Road, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC offering to see him. 16 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/116 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC giving astrological advice on the best dates for him to go abroad, a dangerous period for the King [George V] in January and February, and the great enhancement of British prestige in the following summer. 17 Dec [1913]
CHAR 2/62/117-118 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Templeton House, Priory Lane, Roehampton, [London]) to WSC accusing him of betraying the traditions of Liberalism with his high naval expenditure. 18 Dec 1913
CHAR 2/62/119 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (House of Commons) to WSC criticising the Government's foreign policy of the Triple Entente and explaining why he avoids meeting WSC. [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/120 Letter from [WSC] to [?] casting doubt on the assertion of Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson] that he [Carson] resigned from the National Liberal Club as a result of the introduction of the Home Rule Bill of 1886. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh. [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/121 Letter from F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] (32 Grosvenor Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting that he is going to meet Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson]. [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/122 Covering note to CHAR 2/62/123. [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/123 Letter from John Cathcart Wason (Reform Club) to WSC enclosing a statement by him on Home Rule [see CHAR 2/62/124]. Annotated by WSC: "Prime Minister - you may care to see this from one of your supporters. Annotated by Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith]: "he is well known not to be quite sane.". [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/124 Memorandum by [John Cathcart Wason] on the danger to the Empire posed by the current Home Rule crisis and suggesting that local parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and, possibly, the English regions on the Canadian and Australian federal model could be the answer. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/62/123. [Dec] [1913]
CHAR 2/62/125 Cutting from the Dundee Advertiser: speech by John Cathcart Wason advocating local parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London and, possibly, English regions. [Dec] [1913]