Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence January - June 1944.

Reference code: CHAR 20/137A-C

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Date: 08 Jan 1944 - 29 Jun 1944

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CHAR 20/137A/1 Note from D K [Denis Kelly, WSC's literary assistant] marked "Letters January - May 1944" stating that he has looked at these letters but that it is too late to alter the text of the War Memoires and that he has noted the letters which need to be reconsidered on the cover of the monthly folders Manuscript. 24 Mar 1952
CHAR 20/137A/2 Note listing letters from WSC to certain individuals, with the date of these letters next to the names of those receiving them and marked "1944 first half" Manuscript. Mar 1952
CHAR 20/137A/3 Folder marked "January 1944" Manuscript. Annotated. Mar 1952
CHAR 20/137A/4-5 Letter from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] thanking him for his letter concerning his health and informing him that he intends to give him every assistance and that Fitzroy Maclean [Liaison Officer with Marshal Tito] and Randolph Churchill will soon be arriving at his headquarters and adding that he is sure that the British Government will not give any further support to Draza Mihailovic [Leader of the Chetniks] and that they will only help him, but that they will remain in official relations with King Petar of Yugoslavia Copy. Signature in typescript. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/6 Letter from WSC (Africa) to General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] marked "Secret and Personal" asking him to do everything in his power to set off on the 22nd [January] and explaining why and congratulating him on the honours he received from President Roosevelt for his part in the battle of Salerno Copy. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/7 Letter from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] thanking him for sending him a bound volume of photographs from the Quebec Conference Signed. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/8 Letter from WSC (Africa) to Squadron R H Leader Holland (615 Squadron, RAF, India) thanking him for his letter and sending the squadron his warmest greetings. 14 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/9 Letter from WSC (at sea) to General Alphonse Georges [Member of the Committee of National Liberation] thanking him for his letter Signature in typescript. Copy. 16 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/10 Letter from WSC (at sea) to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] thanking him for his letter and for sending him some coxcomb seeds for his garden and informing him that he is now on his way back to England Signed. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/11-12 Letter from WSC to General Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart [Special Military Representative with Chiang Kai Shek] marked "Most Secret" commenting on the general situation in the South East Asia theatre and stating that he agrees that he should have an airplane constantly at his disposal and informing him that he has recovered but that his limbs are easily tired Signed. 17 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/13 Letter from WSC to Lord Lonsdale stating that he is sorry to hear of his resignation as Lord Lieutenancy of Cumberland, but that he will submit his resignation to King George VI and asking him if he can think of a suitable candidate for his replacement Signature in typescript. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/14 Letter from WSC to Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz [President of Poland] thanking him for his message of welcome [Signed]. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/15 Letter from WSC to Colonel Arthur Evans [Conservative MP for Cardiff (South) Wales] thanking him for his letter on behalf of the Welsh Parliamentary Party and informing him that he will submit his petition to the appropriate committee Signed. 24 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/16 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador in Britain] thanking him for his Christmas gift of two Chinese lacquered ashtrays Signature in typescript. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/17 Letter from WSC to Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later Lord Hailes, Conservative MP for Toxteth, Liverpool, Lancashire] thanking him for his kind letter Signed. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/18-20 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] informing him that a note has been sent to the press informing them that they must not try to predict the beginning of Overlord [Liberation of France]; the section of the coast line where it will take place or the size of the operation and stating that they should be wary of giving information to press correspondents in this country as they have little control over them Signed. 28 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/21-22 Letter from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] thanking him for his letter and commenting on the good work which the Chinese Mission has done and thanking him for sending a mission to this country to try to improve the relations between the two countries Signature in typescript. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/23 Letter from WSC to Lord Lang [Trustee of the British Museum] informing him that his memorial about the risks of war damage to cultural treasures has been passed around the Cabinet and stating that he is enclosing a memorandum produced under the War Cabinet's direction, setting out the results of their deliberations Initialled. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/24-28 Memorandum produced by the War Cabinet regarding the damage to monuments and artistic collections during Allied air raids, commenting on United States practice and reporting on the new procedures which help to reduce the risk to historical buildings and reporting on the possibility of establishing a Commission to deal with post war problems of the restitution of stolen works of art. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/29-30 Letter from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] same as CHAR 20/137A/21-22 Signed. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/31 Folder marked "February 1944" Manuscript. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/32 Letter from WSC to Lord Hartington sending him his best wishes for his fight in West Derbyshire and stating that people will be able to put their differences of part politics behind them until the war is won Signed. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/137A/33-34 Letter from WSC to Sir Alan Lascelles [King's Private Secretary] informing him that he has had a letter from Princess of Alexander of Greece asking him to do what he can to settle the question of her marriage to King Petar of Yugoslavia and commenting on his own views on the marriage and asking him to inform him of King George's views on this matter Signature in typescript. 01 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/35-37 Letter from WSC to William Teeling [became Unionist MP for Brighton] informing him that he meant the strong words which he wrote to him last week and commenting on the deception of those who claim to be a supporter of the National Government yet stands against it at an election and commenting on the hard work which is still required by the National Government if the war is to be won and noting the damage that will be done if the Nationalist Government lose the election in Brighton and Hove Signed. 01 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/38 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador in the United States] thanking him for sending him three boxes of Royal Derby cigars Signed. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/39 Letter from WSC to Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] informing him that he has read his memorandum on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council suggesting that it should travel on occasions to the Dominions to hear appeals, but adding that he does not feel that this is the right time to bring up this question but stating that he will submit his proposal to the War Cabinet Signed. 02 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/40 Letter from WSC to R A Butler [President of the Board of Education] stating that he is delighted that he is prepared to supervise the India Office in the Secretary of State's absence and informing him that there will probably be a small bill to pass in the House of Commons and that several other important matters may arise which will call for his personal attention Signed. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/41 Letter from WSC to Lord Munster [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for India and Burma] informing him that he has asked R A Butler [President of the Board of Education] to take charge of the India Office in Leo Amery's [Secretary of State for India and Burma] absence Signed. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/42 Letter from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] asking his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the post of Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and commenting on the duties of this position Signed. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/43-44 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] informing him that he has appointed R A Butler [President of the Board of Education] to supervise the work of the India Office in his absence Initialled. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/45 Letter from WSC to Canon Leonard Hodgson informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment as Regius Professor of Divinity and Canonry at Christ Church Oxford Signed. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/46 Letter from WSC to Reverend Robert Mortimer informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment as Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology and Canonry at Christ Church Oxford Signed. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/47 Letter from WSC to Provost (St Mary's Church Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland) informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment as Bishop Suffragan of Jarrow Signed. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/48-49 Letter from WSC to Brigadier General Arthur Wilson thanking him for the arrangements he made during his visit to Marrakech [Marrakesh], Morocco Signed. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/50 Letter from WSC to Lord Samuel [Chief and Press Censor] informing him that although he is not able to receive a deputation, he has sent on his letter to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) and that if he wished a deputation could be received by the Leader of the House or by Clement Attlee Signature in typescript. Copy. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/51-52 Letter from WSC to Bon Manuel Prado (President of Peru) informing him that his request to raise the status of the British Legation in Peru to an Embassy has been granted and that the British Government would accept similar moves by the Peruvian Government in London Signed. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/53-54 Letter from WSC to King George VI, same as CHAR 20/136/3. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/55 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] marked "Most Private" informing him that King George VI would be pleased to wear the United States Mediterranean Medal and that he should present it to him and adding that he will manage the arrangements Initialled. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/56 Letter from WSC to Haile Sellassie [Emperor of Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia] thanking him for his message during his illness and informing him that has been restored to health Signed. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/57-61 Letter from WSC to James Milner (Speaker of the House of Commons) asking him to preside over a conference of Members of Parliament considering electoral reform and redistribution of seats, and containing the terms of reference for the conference Initialled Copy. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/62 Letter from WSC to Ernest Brown [Minister of Health] stating that it is inappropriate that Colonel John Llewellin should be Chairman of the European Regional Committee of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration as well as Minister of Food and asking him to undertake the Chairmanship of the Committee Signed in typescript. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/63 Letter from WSC to Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] thanking him for sending him for his book "Lend Lease - Weapon for Victory" Signed. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/64 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for sending him a piece of Wedgwood pottery in memory of their long friendship and association Signed. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/65 Letter from WSC to Lord Ebbisham [Chancellor of the Primrose League] asking him to thank the members of the Grand Council of the Primrose League for their kind message Signed. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/66 Letter from WSC to Alan Herbert [Independent MP for Oxford University] thanking him for sending him a copy of his new astronomical work Signed. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/67-68 Letter from WSC to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia stating that he is sorry that he was not in the country when his two sons visited Great Britain and thanking him for the gift of a sword which was presented to CSC and sending him two framed photographs. Signed. 08 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/69-70 Letter from WSC to Lord Samuel agreeing with his suggestion that a memorial should be established in memory of Brigadier Frederich Kisch and commenting on his achievements Signed. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/71-74 Letter from WSC to Lord Hartington (National Government candidate) wishing him luck in his forthcoming by election in the West Derby constituency Initialled. 09 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/75 Letter from WSC to King George VI stating that he was misinformed about the position of Lord Hartington and stating that he believes that the case of the regular and temporary officers should be assessed during the war Signed. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/76 Letter from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State Middle East] thanking him for his letter regarding Dr Justina Wilson's treatment Initialled. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/77 Letter from WSC to Lord Winterton [Conservative MP for Horsham, Sussex] thanking him for his letter on the Select Committee on the rebuilding of the House of Commons and asking him to write to him again after the Committee has made further progress in their enquiry Signed. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/78 Letter from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that he has received the words and music for the new Soviet National anthem and informing him that this music has already been played by the BBC on several occasions in celebration of Soviet Union victories Signed. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/79 Letter from WSC to Mary, Lady Marlborough suggesting that it would be better if Sunny [10th Duke of Marlborough] did not volunteer for the mines and adding that if he was drawn in the ballot that this would be a different matter Initialled. Annotated. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/80 Letter from WSC to Sir Robert Robertson [Armaments Research Department] thanking him for his contribution on the Committee under the Chairmanship of Sir Walter Monckton and informing him that he has just read the Committee's report. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/81 Letter from WSC to Alan Barlow [Joint Second Secretary. Treasury] thanking him for his contribution as a member of the Committee under the Chairmanship of Sir Walter Monckton and adding that he has just read the report and that it will be given careful attention Signed. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/82 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Monckton thanking him for chairing the committee and informing him that the report will be given very careful consideration Signed. 10 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/83 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] thanking him for sending him a copy of the speech he made at Bristol on January 30th 1944. 11 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/84 Letter from WSC to Lord Fitzalan informing him that he has forwarded his letter to R A Butler (President of the Board of Education) and adding that he is sure that it is receiving the fullest possible attention Signature in typescript. Copy. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/85-86 Letter from WSC to Sir Ralph Glyn replying to his letter regarding the use of land in Berkshire and Wiltshire by the United States Army for training purposes and informing him that the decision to use this particular land was not taken lightly and that they cannot turn back on this decision. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/87 Letter from WSC to Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetown] informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment to be Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and stating the date on which a public announcement will be made. Annotated. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/88 Letter from WSC to D Griffiths (Town Clerk of Aldershot) informing him that he accepts the offer of the Freedom of the Borough of Aldershot, but adding that he will be unable to receive this honour until after the war Signed. Copy. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/89-90 Same as CHAR 20/137A/85-86. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/91-92 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Layton thanking him for sending him a copy of his article and commenting on the position of the Liberal and Labour Party, who are given full representation in the National Government and who are free to criticise the administration and containing an extract from Lord Samuel speech warning against the adherence to party politics at by elections and adding that he feels that it is his duty to try to maintain the structure of the National Government Signed. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/93 Letter from WSC to Dorothy Thompson [United States Journalist and Writer] thanking her for her tribute to him in her article in the San Francisco Chronicle in December 1943, during his illness Signed. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/94 Letter from WSC to Dr Harold Dodds [President of Princeton University, United States] stating that he cannot commit himself to visiting Princeton University as he is not sure when he will next be visiting the United States Signed. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/95-96 Letter from WSC to Major Keatinge wishing him luck for the forthcoming by election in Bury St Edmonds and commenting on his suitability to stand for this seat as a Conservative supporter of the National Government Signed. Annotated. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/97-98 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison informing him that he cannot accept his invitation due to pressure of work Signed. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/99 Letter from WSC to Monsieur Rousset thanking him for his note and for his kind words about Britain and its Armed Forces Initialled. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137A/100 Letter from WSC to Lord Stanhope [Chairman of the Standing Committee on Museums and Galleries] asking him if he objects to him submitting his name to King George VI recommending him as the new Lord Lieutenant of Kent Signed. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/101 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] stating that he is glad to have been informed of the measures which will be taken to ensure absolute security but which will not damage the confidence and goodwill of the newspaper correspondents Signed. 18 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/102 Letter from WSC to Dr James Conant thanking him for sending him an account of the ceremonies at Harvard [United States] last September Signed. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/103 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant Colonel J Cobbold [Director Liverpool and London and Globe and Central Insurance Companies] thanking him for his letter and for sending him a copy of Sir Richard Acland's letter to the Transport Section of the United States Army Command and informing him that he is unable to accept his invitation to dine due to pressures of work Signed. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/104 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe] asking him to have lunch with him on Friday [? 3rd March] and informing him that the windows have been repaired and that the house has been made weatherproof after the bombings Signature in typescript. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/105 Letter from WSC to Princess Alexandria of Greece stating that pressures of work are making it very difficult for him to arrange a meeting with her, but assuring her that he soon hopes to have some news about King Petar of Yugoslavia and that they can both rely on his help Signed. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/106 Letter from WSC to Lord Hartingdon stating that he is sorry that he did not win and that he hopes that he will regain this seat in the general election Signed. 24 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/107 Letter from WSC to Hajji Musavvir ul Mulk thanking him for sending him a picture commemorating the Teheran Conference Signature in typescript. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/108 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour] stating that he is sorry that he will not be able to visit the "Back at Work" exhibition due to pressures of work, but informing him that CSC has made arrangements to visit the exhibition Signed. Annotated. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/137B/109 Folder marked "March 1944" Manuscript. [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/137B/110 Letter from WSC to the Maori Children of the Waiomio Native School, New Zealand thanking them for sending him a carved walking stick Initialled. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/111 Letter from WSC to Lord Stanhope [Chairman of the Standing Committee on Museums and Galleries] stating that he is sorry that he does not wish to take on the Lieutenancy of Kent Signature in typescript. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/112 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] thanking him for sending him the volume of speeches and adding that he is looking forward to seeing him back in the Cabinet tomorrow. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/113 Letter from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] thanking him for sending him his photograph Signature in typescript. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/114 Letter from WSC to Mrs Rance thanking her for sending him the guards flag of the armoured train at Estcourt and stating that as it was a gift from her late husband, that she should keep it Signed. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/115 Letter from WSC to Monsieur d'Astier thanking him for sending him the album of photographs showing the members and the exploits of the French Resistance movement Signed. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/116 Letter from WSC to Lord Bishop Suffragan of Plymouth thanking him for his message Signature in typescript. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/117 Letter from WSC to Lord Howe informing him that he is unable to go to the King Alfred club due to pressures of work and stating that he was unhappy to hear that the building had suffered from bomb damage but adding that he is sure that the club would be of great use to the R N V R [Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves] Officers Signed. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/118 Letter from WSC to Lord Erskine thanking him for sending him a report of the by election at Bury St Edmonds Initialled. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/119 Letter from WSC to Lord Wavell [Viceroy of India] thanking him for sending him a copy of his anthology "Other Men's Flowers" Signed. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/120-1 Letter from WSC to the Maharaja Sir Joodha Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana [Prime Minister of Nepal] thanking him for his letter congratulating him on his return to health and informing him that he has made a full recovery and adding that he is pleased to have the assistance of the Gurkas of Nepal Signed. Annotated. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/122-3 Letter from WSC to Erskine Hill [Conservative MP for North Edinburgh, Scotland] marked "Private" commenting on the ability of the Coalition Government to put aside party politics Signature in typescript. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/124-8 Letter from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander in Chief Philippines, Supreme Commander South West Pacific] marked "Personal Private and Confidential" reporting on General Herbert Lumsden's [Liaison Officer at General MacArthur's Headquarters] visit to Britain, commenting on the likely success of Overlord [Liberation of France] and discussing whether they should shift the centre of gravity of the war against Japan, from the Bay of Bengal to the Southwest Pacific Signature in typescript. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/129-134 Letter from WSC to Dr Antonio Salazar [Prime Minister of Portugal] stating that he is sorry that he was not able to visit Britain and informing him that he has asked Sir Ronald Campbell [British Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Portugal ] to address him on his return to Portugal and listing the matters which concern him, in particular their willingness to allow the export of wolfram to Germany Signed. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/135 Letter from WSC to Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] informing him that he will bear his recommendation, that Sir Claud Schuster [Permanent Secretary to the Lord Chancellor] should be mentioned in the next Birthday Honours list, in mind. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/136 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw Milne [Chairman of the House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure] informing him that he has received his report entitled "Tank Production" and stating that it is being examined by the Minister's concerned Signed. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/137 Letter from WSC to John Andrews thanking him for sending him a copy of the book "Ulster Sails West" Signed. 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/138 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant Colonel Graham Seton Hutchinson thanking him for sending him a copy of his book "Kitchener the Man" Signed. 17 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/139 Letter from WSC to W Tainsh thanking him for sending him an illuminated copy of a poem which he wrote on the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the war Signed. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/140 Letter from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] thanking him for sending him a copy of the notes which he had written for the Army Commanders Signed. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/141 Letter from WSC to Lord Romer stating that he is sorry to hear of his decision to resign from his position as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and adding that he will inform King George VI immediately Signed. 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/137B/142 Folder marked "April 1944" Manuscript. [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/137B/143 Carbon copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] informing him that he has spoken to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) regarding his proposal for a Standing Joint Select Committee on Colonial Affairs and that he has decided that the disadvantages of establishing such a committee outweigh the advantages. Signed in pencil. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/144 Letter from WSC to Lord Hailey [Chairman of the School of Oriental and African Studies] thanking him for sending him a copy of his lectures on the future of colonial people's Signed. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/145 Letter from WSC to Captaine Serreulles thanking him for sending him a copy of "Angleterre" Signed. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/146 Copy of a letter from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck enclosing a note [see CHAR 20/137B/147-149] about Auchinleck's suggestion of the addition of a clasp to the Africa Star for those who has served in the 8th Army. Carbon typescript. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/147-149 Copy of a report from the Committee on the grant of honours, decorations and medals about the addition of a clasp to the Africa Star. Includes a note of the operations that General Sir Claude Auchinleck suggests should qualify participants for the clasp, the operations that are omitted from his suggested list; with the conclusion that extending the award of the clasp, as suggested by Auchinleck, would be inequitable. Carbon typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 20/137B/146. [Apr] [1944]
CHAR 20/137B/150 Letter from WSC to Lewis Douglas informing him that he is sending him a signed photograph as a small token for all the services he has provided during the last few years Signed. Annotated "United we stand. Divided we fall". 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/151 Letter from WSC to Lord Snell [Deputy Leader of the House of Lords] stating that he hopes that he will make a fast recovery from his illness Signed. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/152-3 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Allied Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Personal and Private" informing him that the War Cabinet were against his proposal to bomb the French Railway Centre's due to the number of civilians who would be at risk and stating that they have decided to refer the matter to the Defence Committee and informing him of some of the arguments which were used against this proposal Signed. 03 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/154 Letter from WSC to H Mikolajczyk informing him that the British Government cannot agree to his proposal to send a military mission to Poland to act as liaison between the British military authorities and the Polish Underground Movement Initialled. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/155 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander [later Lord of Hillsborough] (First Lord of the Admiralty) marked "Secret" informing him that he is unable to attend the lunch for General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] on 20th April as he has another engagement on that day, Signed. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/156 Letter from WSC to Lord Londonderry [Commandant Air Training Corps, Northern Ireland] informing him that he will consider Alderman Frank Goodyear when he is making his recommendations for the Birthday List Initialled. 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/157 Letter from WSC to General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] marked "Most Secret" thanking him for a copy of his note regarding air requirements for Overlord [Liberation of France] which was viewed by the army Signature in typescript. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/158 Letter from WSC to Samuel Kaplan thanking him for his gift of cigars Signature in typescript. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/159 Letter from WSC to Rear Admiral Charles Cooke [Chief of Staff to Admiral Ernest King, United States Navy] thanking him for sending him a book of photographs of the attack on the Kwajalein Islands and informing him that he is sending him a set of photographs of the recent attack on the Tirpitz and a copy of the Interpretation Report Signed. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/160 Letter from WSC to Justice Gavin Simonds [Chairman of the National Arbitration Tribunal] marked "Confidential" asking him for his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the appointment as Lord of Appeal in Ordinary Initialled. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/161 Letter from WSC to Albert Johnston thanking him for sending him bound volumes of Lord Palmeston's letters and informing him that he is sending him a signed photograph Signed. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/162 Letter from WSC to Reverend Marcus Knight informing him that King George VI has approved of his appointment as Canonry of St Paul's Signed. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/163 Letter from WSC to Canon S L Brown informing him that King George VI has approved of his appointment as Canonry of Worcester Signed. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/164 Letter from WSC to Lord Cranley thanking him for his suggestion that he should become Honorary Colonel of the 4th County of London Yeomanry but stating that he cannot accept this honour and explaining why Signed. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/165-6 Letter from WSC to Sir George Courthorpe [President of the Royal Agricultural Society] commenting on his suggestion to establish a Royal Commission to investigate the methods and costs of distribution of foodstuffs and stating that he does not feel that this would be necessary and explaining why. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/167 Letter from WSC to Sir Firoz Khan Noon [Executive Council of the Governor General] thanking him for his note about Egypt Signed. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/168 Letter from WSC to Shahpoor Mohammed Reza [Shah of Iran] sending him a copy of his book "Marlborough" Signed. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/169-170 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt informing him that he is sending him some copies of the report written by the Cabinet Committee appointed to consider the possibilities of promoting Basic English. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/171 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] informing him that he has sent the enclosed to the British Chiefs of Staff and asking him to give it some consideration Initialled. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/172-3 Letter from WSC to Lord Courtauld Thomson [Chairman of University College Hospital] informing him that he is aware of his intention to create a subsidiary trust and stating that he agrees with his suggestion that different individuals should name trustees and informing him that he nominates John Martin (Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary) Signed. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/174 Letter from WSC to Edgar Granville [Independent Liberal MP for Eye, East Suffolk] thanking him for his letter regarding his speech on the Empire Signed. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/175 Letter from WSC to Ava, Lady Anderson thanking her for sending him a copy of the letter from Madame Flandin reporting her husband's prison conditions and informing her that Pierre Flandin [former member of the Vichy Regime] has now been released and that he is asking to be updated as to their present position. Signed. Annotated. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/176 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Sir Richard O'Connor marked "Secret" informing him that he has made some enquiries regarding the points he mentioned and stating that they are private enquiries and that they need not appear in any official correspondence and that he is at liberty to discuss these matters with a few of his officers Signed. Annotated. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/177 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Secret" informing him that he is sending him the War Cabinet's conclusions and a summary of the arguments put forward Signature in typescript. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/178-181 Note giving the War Cabinet's conclusions regarding the proposed bombing of the marshalling yards. 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/182 Letter from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that it seems to be exactly the spirit in which the execution should proceed Signed. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/183 Letter from WSC to Dr S Yudin thanking him for his letter and wishing him good luck in his work Signed. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/184 Letter from WSC to Lord Beaverbrook [Formerly Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] asking him to inform him which subjects on the Agenda he would like to come to Initialled. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/185 Letter from WSC to Sir Evan Jones accepting his resignation as Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire Signed. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/186 Folder marked May 1944 Manuscript. 30 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/137B/187 Copy of a letter from WSC to "Top" [3rd] Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] marked "secret" thanking him for his letter and explaining that he cannot consider the part that Selborne's "naughty deeds" might play in peace time. Carbon typescript. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/188 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Top Secret and Personal" asking him to provide the Leclerc division with some transport and reminding him of the disaster of Anzio due to a lack of transport Signed. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/189 Letter from WSC to Major William Anstruther Gray [Conservative MP for North Lanark, Scotland] replying to his questions regarding the conditions of the tanks to be used overseas Copy. 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/190 Letter from WSC to Lord Crewe regarding his resignation as Lord Lieutenant of London and asking him to suggest possible successors Signature in typescript. 05 May 1944 - 05 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/191 Letter from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] thanking him for his gift of brandy Initialled in typescript. 07 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/192 Letter from WSC to Lord Noel Buxton marked "Private and Confidential" stating that none of these matters can be debated in public until the war has been won and adding that he believes that he dos not fully understand the perils which lie ahead, before a world peace order can be established Signed. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/193 Letter from WSC to Lord FitzAlan thanking him for his letter regarding Lord Leconfield [Lord Lieutenant of Sussex] and stating that he will bear him in mind Signed. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/194 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Kukiel thanking him for sending him copies of "Polish Armed Forces Throughout the Ages" Signed. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/195 Letter from WSC to Princess Marie Louise stating that he is afraid that the Birthday Honours list has reached an advanced stage, but that he will consider her suggestion of Lady Allardyce for the New Years list Signed. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/196 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] thanking him for his invitation to be present when the Overlord [Liberation of France] propose their plans and stating that he will see him on 15th May Signed. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/197-198 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Alan Lascelles in which he says that he feels that the garter should not be awarded to "worthy but obscure noblemen who had never won distinction or rendered high service in any walk of life". He suggests that General [Bernard] Freyberg should be appointed the next Governor General of New Zealand and describes him as "the outstanding hero of the British Empire." Carbon typescript. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/199 Letter from WSC to Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to the King] asking him to thank King George VI for sending him a signed photograph of the group taken at Buckingham Palace on 1st May Initialled. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/137B/200 Letter from WSC to Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander of the Home Fleet] thanking him for sending him a copy of the Richelieu's Gazette and a photograph of the souvenir which he was given and stating he is pleased that her stay has had such a good impression on his officers and men and congratulating him on his diplomacy Signed. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/201 Letter from WSC to Lord FitzAlan thanking him for his letter regarding the leadership of the House of Lords and informing him that he will consider his comments if any change in the leadership becomes necessary Signed. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/202 Letter from WSC to Lionel Alldridge (Lord Mayor of Birmingham) thanking him for informing him that he been given Honorary Freedom of the City, which he notes has also been given to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and informing him that he will be unable to collect the honour next week with Smuts Signed. 12 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/203 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Secret" informing him that his advisors have suggested that the advance party under Admiral Daniel going to Australia to look into its potentialities as a base should be reinforced with additional soldiers and sailors Signed. 12 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/204 Letter from WSC to Millicent, Lady Sutherland thanking her for her letter Initialled. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/205 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Top Secret" thanking him for the arrangements he has made regarding transport for the Leclerc Division Signed. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/206 Letter from WSC to Maharaja Sir Joodha Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana [Prime Minister of Nepal] stating that he should not be concerned if he hears reports on the differences of opinion in the House of Commons Initialled. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/207 Letter from WSC to Lord Astor thanking him for his letter regarding his youthful activities at Cliveden [Plymouth] Signed. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/208 Letter from WSC to Major George Cornwallis West [Lord Lieutenant of Denbigh] thanking him for his letter regarding Colonel Steinmetz and informing him that he has arranged for his suggestion of a British award to be brought to the notice of the relevant authorities Initialled. 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/209 Letter from WSC to Lord Melchett [Deputy Chairman Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd] thanking him for all his assistance regarding King Petar of Yugoslavia's decision to change his government Signed. 17 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/210 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] thanking him for the charts which he has sent and detailing what these charts show regarding Australian production Initialled. 17 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/211 Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of the United States Naval Forces in Europe] thanking him and stating that it is a great comfort to have him here during these anxious days Signed. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/212 Letter from WSC to King Petar of Yugoslavia informing him that he has sent his telegram to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] to President Roosevelt and adding that Roosevelt stated that h is in agreement Signed. Annotated. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/213 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Top Secret" thanking him for his letter regarding the potentialities of Australia as a base for British forces and advising that the United Kingdom Chiefs of Staff should see the Australian Service Advisers Signature in typescript. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/214 Letter from WSC to Lord Birdwood stating that he is pleased that he will be opening the Deal and Walmer "Salute the Soldier " week and noting that this will be an opportunity for all to join in the fight Signed. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/215-6 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] stating that he was disappointed that he was unable to attend the meeting on Monday 15th May but noting that he has read a record of the meeting and informing him that he agrees with his suggestion that there should be monthly meetings with himself, the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs and the High Commissioners of the Dominions Initialled. 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/217 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] enclosing a minute and thanking him for his help Initialled. Copy. 19 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/218-220 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt commenting on General Patrick Hurley's memorandum on Persia [later Iran] and his ideas about British Imperialism and stating that he believes that the best way in which they can help Persia is through United States advisors and discussing the position of the Soviet Union towards their requests for a free port at the head of the Persian Gulf and informing him that an agreement has been reached between the United States regarding the position of the UKCC and the use of Lend Lease supplies in Persia Initialled. 21 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/221 Letter from WSC to Lord Macmillan stating that he is grateful to him for undertaking the Chairmanship of the Committee [Committee on post war restitution of art treasures] which he hopes will be able to help to save some of the nations treasures Signature in typescript. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/222 Letter from WSC to Archbishop Lord Lang of Lambeth thanking him for helping to establish the Committee under the chairmanship of Lord Macmillan [?Committee on Post War Restitution of Art Treasures] Signature of typescript. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/223-224 Copy of a letter from WSC to [Stanislaw] Mikolajczyk [Prime Minister of Poland] discussing communications between the Polish government and the Polish underground movement and the concession which had been made so that cyphers did not need to be deposited with the British government. He asks Mikolajczyk to make sure that this concession should be kept secret as military authorities of other Allied governments have been asked to deposit copies of their cyphers with the British government. Carbon typescript. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/225 Letter from WSC to Dr H Kung [Chinese Minister of Finance] thanking him for his message on the conclusion of the 50 million pound loan and adding that he agrees that it marks the goodwill between them Signed. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/226 Letter from WSC to William Temple (Archbishop of Canterbury) marked "Confidential" stating that, due to pressures of work, he has not been able to address his note regarding the current problems facing the Bishops and assuring him that he will ask one of his minister's to look into the matter Signed. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/227 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Secret" informing him of the areas in which the Admiralty and the Air Ministry were being asked to deal with regarding the Australian war effort Signed. 24 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/228 Letter from WSC to the Duke of Wellington asking him for his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the appointment of the Lord Lieutenant of London Signed. 24 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/229-230 Letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons] thanking him for delivering the interim report of his Conference on Electoral Reform and Redistribution of Seats Signed. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/231 Letter from WSC to General George Paton [Commander of the Seventh Army, United States Army] informing him that he has received his letter and stating what pleasure it brought him Signed. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/232 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] stating that he has received his letter which pays a great tribute to Lord and Lady Gowrie [Governor General of Australia] and informing him that he will convey this message to King George VI Signed. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/233 Letter from WSC to Wardlaw Milne [Conservative MP for Kidderminster, Worcestershire] marked "Secret" informing him that the government departments replies to the memorandum on his committee regarding Tank Production have been received and stating that they will be considered by the War Cabinet in due course and assuring him that the criticisms and conclusions contained in his report have been given very careful attention by the departments concerned Signed. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/234 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] regarding his suggested amendments to the minutes of the meeting at Chequers Signed. 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/235 Letter from WSC to Barrington Ward stating that he was surprised when he read his article entitled "Victory in Italy" due to the fact that he did not mention General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] Signed. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/236-7 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer, Minister of Economic Warfare] informing him that he is arranging for him to attend the Reconstruction Committee meeting next week in order for him to be able to state his case and noting that the bill will have to come back to the Cabinet and listing individuals whom he may wish to speak to on this matter. Signed. Annotated. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/238 Letter from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] suggesting that they should hang this in the Union parliament with a suitable inscription Initialled. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/239-245 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of South Africa] reporting on the decisions made at a meeting on the 26th May regarding the Australian war effort and containing and appendix on: a memorandum by the Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham (First Sea Lord); a list of ships manned by Royal Australian Navy Personnel and a list of manning of additional ships by the Royal Australian Navy. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/246 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] informing him that they have granted his wishes, but not without misgivings Signature in typescript. Copy. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/247 Letter from WSC to Dr Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] marked "Most Secret" stating that he was pleased to have the opportunity last week to assure him that he understands the delicacy of his position and assuring him that he will provide him with the information he needs when circumstances allow it Signed. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/248 Letter from WSC to R Unaydin asking him to thank Sukru Saracoglu [Prime Minister of Turkey] for the gift of a dinner cloth and a set of napkins which he sent to CSC Initialled. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/249 Letter from WSC to Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] marked "Personal" stating that he should take a day off and that he may visit him and thanking him for his help in making the conference a success Signed. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/250 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] containing a note from Anthony Eden [not present] and stating that he hopes that he will be able to agree to this and that if he wishes he will bring this matter before the Cabinet Signed. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/251 Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee informing him that he is happy to appoint 1st Lord Stansgate [earlier William Wedgwood Benn] as Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, but adding that he does not feel that he could create him a Minister without Portfolio Signature in typescript. Copy. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/252 Copy of a letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] informing him that he has set up a Committee to consider the addition of a ribbon to the Africa Star and the institution of a Pacific Star. Carbon typescript. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/253 Letter from WSC to Mrs Anthony Millar thanking him for sending him a copy of "Algerian Adventure" Initialled. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/254 Letter from WSC to Lord Bishop Suffragan of Shrewsbury marked "Confidential" informing him that he would like to submit his name to King George VI for the appointment as the Dean of Windsor Signed. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/255 Letter from WSC to the Duchess of Rutland informing her that he will consider her recommendation that Sir Arthur Hazlerigg [Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire] should appear in the honours list due to the good work he has achieved in Leicestershire Initialled. Annotated. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/256 Letter from WSC to Daisy Fellowes stating that he hardly moves anywhere from his restricted circle and that he is sure that everything will be alright for France Initialled. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/257-8 Letter from WSC to General Wilby thanking him for his letter and detailing a trip he made to West Point in the United States in 1895 Signed. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/259 Copy of a letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside], Speaker of the House of Commons, marked "private" discussing honours for [Edward] Fellowes and Captain [Cyril] Diver. Carbon typescript. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/260-2 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expedition in Western Europe, United States Army] informing him that they will not be able to maintain the diplomatic ban after D Day explaining the difficulties that this has caused for the Foreign Office and suggesting that the ban should only continue until a week after D Day and adding that he does not agree to the proposal to issue a broadcast and commenting that he believes that the French Committee of National Liberation should be informed of their D Day plans and detailing how he proposes that they should do this Signature in typescript. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/263-4 Letter from WSC to 2nd Duke of Westminster discussing the possibility of finding the Prince of Pless a position in the fighting corps Initialled. Annotated. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/265 Letter from WSC to Sir Stanley Badock [Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Bristol] thanking him for informing him of Thomas Loveday's retirement as Vice Chancellor of the University and agreeing with their choice for his replacement Signed. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/137C/266 Folder marked "June 1944". Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/267 Letter from WSC to Lord Derby [Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire] marked "Private" informing him that it was not possible to add the name of Lady Daresbury to the list Initialled. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/268 Letter from WSC to Edgar Granville [Independent Liberal MP for Eye, East Suffolk] thanking him for his letter and for his kind reference regarding his work for the recent conference of Prime Ministers Signed. 01 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/269 Letter from WSC to Reverend Clifford Martin informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment to the Bishopric of Liverpool Signed. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/270 Letter from WSC to Robert Barrington Ward [Editor of the Times] stating that he was pleased to see that General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] was referred to in a recent article and noting that they must applaud these fighting men if they are to continue on the scale which is now necessary Signed. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/271 Letter from WSC to Lord Bathurst informing him that King George VI has agreed to his appointment as Master of the Hospital of St Lawrence in Cirencester Initialled. 03 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/272 Letter from WSC (in the train) to General de Gaulle [Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] marked "Top Secret" asking him to join him on his train as he has important information to tell him about their future plans Signature in typescript. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/273-5 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [Later Lord Wembley, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] marked "Private and Confidential" commenting on his views regarding co-operation in business and the demobilisation of labour and informing him why the principles which will govern demobilisation could not be disclosed to the Joint Consultative Committee Signed. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/276 Letter from WSC to Archbishop Griffin [Archbishop of Birmingham] thanking him for sending him a copy of the statement broadcast on behalf of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy and the Archbishop of St Andrew and Edinburgh in reply to the recent message from the French Cardinals Signed. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/277 Letter from WSC to Dr P Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] thanking him for his letter and commenting that he is delighted to think that the blows which the Germans are receiving at the hands of the Allies are paving the way for the liberation of their country Initialled. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/278 Letter from WSC to Reverend Eric Hamilton (Lord Bishop Suffragan of Shrewsbury) informing him that George VI has approved his appointment to the Deanery of Windsor Signed. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/279-280 Letter from WSC to Marshal Tito [Premier of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] informing him of the plans which have been made to try to unite Yugoslavia and stating that he has instructed General Sir Henry Wilson (Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre) to guard the island with the British fleet and adding that no decision regarding the future government of Yugoslavia will be made until the war has been won Signature in typescript. Copy. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/281 Letter from WSC to King Petar of Yugoslavia wishing him good luck on his "adventure" Initialled. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/282 Letter from WSC to King George VI informing him that he consulted cabinet about his wish to visit the armed forces on the French coast and that the Cabinet urged him to take care of himself but that they did not advise against such a trip Initials in typescript. Copy. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/283 Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden stating that if General de Gaulle has forbidden the French Liaison Officers to take the supplementary notes as pay with them to France, he has gone against the wishes of the Allied Commander in Chief and that if this is the case that his visit should be stopped Initials in typescript. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/284 Letter from WSC to Reverend William Temple (Archbishop of Canterbury) thanking him for his letter in which he proposed that Lord Balfour of Burleigh might be appointed a member of the Royal Commission on Equal Pay for Men and Women Signature in typescript. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/285 Letter from WSC to Colonel Walter Elliot [Conservative MP for Kelvingrove, division of Glasgow, Scotland] stating that he is sorry that he is not able to accept the position of High Commissionership in South Africa Initialled. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/286 Letter from WSC to Shinwell thanking him for his letter Signature in typescript. Copy. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/287 Letter from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] thanking him for the photograph he sent of them both Signed. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/288 Letter from WSC to General de Gaulle [Head of the French Committee of National Liberation] stating that he hoped that they would reach some agreement during his visit and that he is saddened that this did not happen and advising that he should visit the United States to try and build up their relationship with that government Signature in typescript. Copy. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/289 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt thanking him for sending him two electronic typewriters Initialled. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/290 Letter from WSC to Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare] stating that he believes that it would be a great mistake for him to resign from his office and stating that he could object to this clause after the war, but that it would not be possible for him to remain a member of the government and openly disassociate himself with government legislation Initialled. 18 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/291 Letter from WSC to Violet, Lady Astor of sympathy at the news that her son Gavin is missing Signed. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/292 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Sir Henry Lloyd [General Officer Commanding the London District] thanking him for his letter and asking him for more information regarding the casualties of "this cruel misfortune" Signed. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/293 Letter from WSC to Don Guillermo de Blanck [Cuban Ambassador in London]thanking him for his gift of cigars Signature in typescript. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/294 Letter from WSC to General William Donovan [Director of Strategic Services, United States] thanking him for sending statistical maps and charts and a Gazetteer for his map room Signed. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/295 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador in the United States] thanking him for sending him a copy of his book "Before the Storm" Signed. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/296 Letter from WSC to Lord Keyes (Admiral of the Fleet) thanking him for sending him a copy of "Youth at War" Signature in typescript. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/297 Letter from WSC to Patrick Donner [Conservative MP for Basingstoke, Hampshire] thanking him for his letter and stating that Finland should make peace now as they have been offered independence by the United States whom they wrongly attacked Signed. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/298 Letter from WSC to Major General Sir Ernest Swinton thanking him for his letter and stating that he has had this in mind for some time but adding that he is not presently able to compose a statement regarding this Signature in typescript. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/299 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador in London] marked "Secret" thanking him for his letter and for sending him the essence of Cordell Hull's [Secretary of State, United States] personal message regarding the visit of Stanislaw Mikolajczyk (Prime Minister of Poland) to the United States Signed. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/300 Letter from WSC to Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to the King] marked "Personal and Secret" discussing where the Duke of Windsor should live Signed. 27 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/137C/301 Letter from WSC to William Boulton [Conservative MP for central Sheffield, Yorkshire] stating that he is sorry that he felt compelled to leave his office and but that he is glad that he will still remain in the House of Commons Signed. 29 Jun 1944