Official: Prime Minister: Personal Correspondence from WSC.

Reference code: CHAR 20/138A-B

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Date: 02 Jul 1944 - 31 Dec 1944

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CHAR 20/138A/1 Folder marked "July 1944" Annotated. [Jul] 1944
CHAR 20/138A/2 Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Salter [Senior Deputy Director General U N R R A] "Private" asking him to settle the matter regarding U N R R A [United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration] with Anthony Eden and informing him that he does not have, at present, a ministerial post which he can offer him Signed. Annotated. 02 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/3-5 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Top Secret" informing him that he has referred his letter to Oliver Lyttelton (Minister of Production) regarding the mulberries (artificial harbour designed for the use in the invasion of France) and containing a report by Oliver Lyttelton stating that over 30 more Phoenixes [concrete caissons] are required and that 5,000 tons of steel is required to strengthen the Phoenixes at Mulberry B and that Whale [roadway leading from the shore to the pierhead] pierheads are now being delivered Signed. 02 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/6 Letter from WSC thanking him for his gift of a flask and informing him that he is sending him a copy of one of his books Signature in typescript. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/7-8 Letter from WSC to the Secretary Treasurer of the Mutual Fire Underwriters of Ontario thanking him for the cheque in commemoration of Invasion Day and informing him that he has decided to send this money to the Women's Voluntary Services Signed. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/9 Letter from WSC to Lord Justice Sir Rayner Goddard asking his permission to forward his name to King George VI for the appointment of Lord of Appeal in Ordinary Initialled. 04 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/10 Letter from WSC to Justice Lawrence asking him for his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the position of Lord Justice of Appeal Initialled. 06 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/11 Letter from WSC to the Duke of Palmello [Portuguese Ambassador in Britain] thanking him for the gift from the Instituto do Vinho do Porto of six cases of Port and for the porcelain figure of himself Signed. 07 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/12 Letter from WSC to Signor Bonomi (President of the Council) thanking him for his letter and noting that he has a hard task ahead of him and that the most important point is that Italy should assist the Allies in their war effort and that the government should remain democratic Initialled. 10 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/13 Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Walker informing him that there is no strength in the newspaper report that President Roosevelt is to visit Scotland Signed. 10 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/14 Letter from WSC to Maharaja Sahib of Jammu and Kashmir thanking him for sending him a copy of "Jammu and Kashmir Information" Signed. 11 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/15 Letter from WSC to Sir James Hawkey [Mayor of the Borough of Wanstead and Woodford, Essex] informing him that he is annoyed to have discovered that the Epping Constituency has been doing nothing to care for the submarine Sickle and sending him 10 pounds to help with any fund that may be in existence or to start up a new fund Signature in typescript. Copy. 11 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/16 Letter from WSC to Lord Melchett marked "Private" informing him that he has sent on his letter regarding the massacre of Hungarian Jews to the Foreign Office and assuring him that this matter will be keenly considered Signature in typescript. 13 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/17-18 Letter from WSC to Reverend William Temple (Archbishop of Canterbury) thanking him for his letter about the deportation of the Hungarian Jews and informing him that they will keenly consider this matter Signed. 13 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/19 Letter from WSC to Lord Simon [earlier Sir John Simon, Lord Chancellor] thanking him for his letter regarding Sir Walter Monckton Signature in typescript. 16 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/20 Letter from WSC to Winston Churchill (his grandson) thanking him for his letter and stating that he hopes that he will enjoy his new home and informing him that he will try and find him either the train or the motor car and noting that he should write to his father more often Signed. 17 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/21 Letter from WSC to Montagu Norman [Governor of the Bank of England] asking his permission to recommend him for a Barony Signature in typescript. 18 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/22 Letter from WSC to King George VI stating that he informed the Cabinet of his intention to visit Italy and that they agreed that a visit by the King would be a good idea Signature in typescript. 19 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/23-24 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] marked "Top Secret" informing him of his intention to fly over tomorrow and stating that he has no intention of visiting General Sir Bernard Montgomery's [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] headquarters Signed. 19 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/25 Letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons] thanking him for his letter containing the essence of his report from his conference on Electoral Reform and Redistribution of Seats and informing him that he intends to publicly acknowledge the work of the conference and thanking him for his own contributions and adding that his proposal that there should be a departmental examination of various suggestions for detailed amendments of the electoral law will receive consideration by the government. Signed. 23 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/26 Letter from WSC to Thanassis Aghnides [Greek Ambassador in Britain] thanking him for his donation for the bombed children of London and informing him that this donation will be given to the Waifs and Strays Society, Joel Street, Pinner, Middlesex Signature in typescript. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/27 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] marked "Private and Top Secret" informing him of his intention to visit Italy after King George VI returns home and noting that Clement Attlee has asked to visit Italy after his return and stating that he will do what he can to fit him in but that he does not want more than one Minister abroad Signed. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/28 Letter from WSC to Lady Anderson informing him that he is unable to come to lunch today as General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] is visiting London today and that this is the only time that they will be able to meet and adding that CSC would be happy to go in his place Signature in typescript. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/29 Letter from WSC to General Lewis Brereton [Commander of the Ninth United States Air Force] thanking him for offering to place his aircraft at his disposal for his trip to France and informing him that he did not accept his offer of a return journey as events made it necessary for him to return from the British sector Signed. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/30 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General John Lee [Deputy Commander of the United Forces in the theatre] thanking him for the arrangements he made for his journey to France Signed. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/31-32 Letter from WSC to Lord Samuel [Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords marked "Private" asking him to become chairman of the Royal Commission to deal with the question of equal pay for equal work between men and women and containing the terms of reference [not present]. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/33 Letter from WSC to Mikolajczyk informing him that he believes that a satisfactory conclusion will soon be achieved regarding his request to transfer some Polish aircrews to the Mediterranean and for the re-equipping of Liberators instead of Stirlings in the Mediterranean base Signed. 31 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/34 Letter from WSC to Charles Hood thanking him for his donation for victims of the flying bombs and informing him that he is sending his gift to the Church Army Signed. 31 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/138A/35 Folder marked "August 1944" Manuscript. Annotated. [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/138A/36-39 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw Milne [Conservative MP for Kidderminster, Worcester] commenting on the report produced by his Committee on tank production Signed. 02 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/40 Letter from WSC to Lord Bruntisfield [Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty] stating that precedents have been set for the retention of ministerial office by Members of Parliament or peers and asking him to continue with his duties Signed. 04 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/41 Letter from WSC to Dr Chaim Weizmann [Honorary Advisor to the Ministry of Supply] marked "Private" informing him that he has been considering his proposal regarding the Jewish Fighting Force and noting that the war office will soon be in a position to discuss proposals and commenting that he would like to know what the flag looks like before agreeing to use it Initialled. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/42 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt thanking him for sending him a framed copy of the United States Declaration 1 January 1942 Initialled. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/43-44 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] informing him of the educational and vocational facilities available for service men during demobilisation Initialled. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/45 Letter from WSC to Roy Harrod [Statistical Advisor to the Admiralty] thanking him for sending him a copy of his book Initialled. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/46 Letter from WSC to Brigadier B G White thanking him for the silver models of Whale [road way leading from the shore to the pier] and Phoenix [artificial harbour] and of the model of the Arromanches [France] mulberry [artificial harbour] Signature in typescript. 06 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/47-48 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt thanking him for sending him papers relating to some early Churchills, including a letter from his father Lord Randolph Churchill, but adding that he feels that the Admiralty should have them and commenting on the individuals mentioned in these papers Initialled. 10 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/49 Letter from WSC to Marshal Tito [President of the Yugoslavian National Liberation Committee] informing him that he is enclosing the memorandum which he mentioned earlier Signature in typescript]. 12 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/50 Letter from WSC to Gwilym Lloyd George [later Lord Tenby, Minister of Fuel and Power] detailing the position of Geoffrey Lloyd [Parliamentary Under Secretary in the Ministry of Fuel and Power] in the department of Fuel and Power Signature in typescript. 12 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/51 Letter from WSC to Jan Kwapinski [Deputy Prime Minister of Poland] thanking him for the set of stamps which he sent him commemorating the Polish Armed Forces at Monte Cassino. 15 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/52-53 Letter from WSC to Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] informing him that he does not agree with his proposal to remove Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to the Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] and explaining why Initialled. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/54-55 Letter from WSC to Mrs Somerset Maxwell stating that he is sorry to hear that she is unable to continue in her post as Vice Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party Organisation due to her daughter's ill-health and thanking her for her contribution Signed. 21 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/56 Letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons] informing him that the departmental enquiry into amendments of electoral reform will be established and that the Government is happy for him to send to the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Scotland [Thomas Johnston] points which he believes should be included in a review Signed. 21 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/57-58 Letter from WSC to Maharaja Sir Joodha Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana [Prime Minister of Nepal] thanking him for his letter and commenting on the valuable contribution his countrymen are making towards the war against Germany Signature in typescript. 21 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/59 Letter from WSC to Ernest Hives [Chairman of Rolls Royce Ltd.] congratulating him on his success in negotiating a contract for British built Rolls Royce Merlin engines to be fitted into the Douglas DC-4 transport machines Signed. 26 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/138A/60 Folder marked September 1944 Manuscript. Annotated. [Sep] 1944
CHAR 20/138A/61 Letter from WSC (Citadel, Quebec, Canada) to Hubert Pierlot (Prime Minister of Belgium) sending him best wishes on his return to Belgium after four years in Britain Signed. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/62 Letter from WSC to the secretaries of the Scientific Instrument Manufacturers Association of Great Britain Limited thanking them for their gift of binoculars Signed. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/63-64 Letter from WSC to Lord Chelwood sending him good wishes on his eightieth birthday and commenting on how they tried to prevent the war in the 1930's and how the war could have been prevented if the League of Nations had acted correctly Signed. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/65-66 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Productions] complaining about the delay and the shoddy manner in which his department has organised the fitting up of his airplane Signed. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/67 Letter from WSC to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Forces in Western Europe, United States Army] congratulating him on his speech to the reporters and commenting how apt it was for the situation Initialled. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/68 Letter from WSC to Major Ralph Vickers stating that he was pleased to have been of assistance to him and his father's firm and asking him when he would like his compassionate leave to start Signature in typescript. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/69 Letter from WSC to Maharaja Sahib of Kapurthala sending him an autographed photograph of himself which he asked for and thanking him for all he has done to assist the war effort Signature in typescript. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/70 Letter from WSC to Sir Lancelot Oliphant [British Ambassador to Belgium and Minister of Luxembourg] informing him that he has consulted with Anthony Eden and that they are unable to help and adding that this decision has nothing to do with the circumstances in which he left Brussels or his capture by the Germans in 1940 Signature in typescript. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/71 Letter from WSC to Reverend Philip Lloyd marked "Confidential" asking his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the appointment of the Bishop of St Albans Signed. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/72-73 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant Colonel William Gibbons [National Conservative Candidate for Bilston, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire] wishing him good luck in the forthcoming election in Bilston and stating that he hopes that he is returned to his seat Signed. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/74-75 Letter from WSC to Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] informing him that he has had a great deal of trouble securing his post due to his Franco-phobia and stating that he will only be allowed to stay there for another three months and that he will be given the opportunity of asking to be relieved instead of being replaced and adding that this is the best that he can do for him Signed. 04 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/76 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz [Deputy Commanding General Mediterranean Allied Air Force, United States Army] thanking him for sending him pictoral records of the attacks on enemy oil installations by the United States Strategic Air Forces Signed. 06 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/77 Letter from WSC to George Trevelyan [Historian and Author] thanking him for sending him a copy of his book "English Social History" Signed. 06 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/78 Letter from WSC (at sea) to Mrs Orde Wingate of sympathy at the death of her husband Brigadier Orde Wingate [Commander of Special Force, India Command] Signature in typescript. Copy. 06 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/79 Letter from WSC to Commodore James Bissett [Commander of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth] thanking him for all the arrangements he has made for their journey Initialled. 10 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/80 Letter from WSC to Alan Herbert [Independent MP for Oxford University] informing him that he is not able to accept his luncheon invitation for December 2nd sent to him on behalf of the Savage Club Initialled. 11 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/81-82 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him to meet him today to discuss their Italian policy on matters such as: the Chairmanship of the Allied Control Commission; the food shortages in Rome and unemployment and suggesting that a plenary session should take place tomorrow Initialled. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/83-84 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt containing a suggested timetable for meetings for the following week and asking him for his comments Initialled. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/85 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him if he will meet him and Dick Law [later Lord Coleraine, Minister of State] before the meeting today to discuss the application of the U N N R A [United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration] to Italy Initialled. 14 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/86-88 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Top Secret" informing him that he proposes to appoint Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] as Chief Commissioner of the Allied Control Commission and suggesting that Mayor Fiorello la Guardia [Mayor of New York] should visit Italy as the President's representative and that while he is there he should be invited to attend the Allied Control Commissions Initialled in typescript. 14 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/89 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt stating that he does not think that the Chiefs of Staff will be ready before noon and adding that he has some amendments to make to the report which he has not yet finished and suggesting that the press should be told to come at 3.30 p m Initialled. 16 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/90 Letter from WSC (Citadel, Quebec, Canada) to Camille Gutt [Belgian Finance, Communications and Economic Affairs Minister] thanking him for his letter and wishing him luck on his return to Belgium Signed. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/91 Letter from WSC (Citadel, Quebec, Canada) to Louis Marin [member of the new French Parliament] thanking him for his letter and commenting that he is glad that he found refuge in Britain after his escape from France and wishing him luck on his return to his country Signed. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/92 Letter from WSC to Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London] thanking him for his tribute and stating that if he did have a say he would choose a children's park and playground on the south side of the river on a site where all the houses have been blown down Initialled. 21 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/93 Letter from WSC (Citadel Quebec, Canada) to Mrs Richard Bentley thanking her for sending him a first edition of General Wolseley's life of Marlborough Signature in typescript. Copy. 21 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/94 Letter from WSC to H Mikolajczyk "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he has spoken to the High American Air Command and that it is their intention to repeat the large scale dropping operation from British bases and that he trusts that this will assist his countrymen in Warsaw Signature in typescript. Annotated "Please burn and tell no one". 29 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/95 Copy of a letter from WSC (10 Downing Street [London]) to [1st] Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] about the "scandal" over the position of Lord Lieutenancy of the County of Sutherland and the circumstances of the divorce of the 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford]. He explains that he feels that the Duke ought to resign his position and that King [George V] desires this, but that the Duke ought to be able to state his case. He asks Lord Simon to investigate the matter on his behalf, explaining that he knows the Duke well, and asks him to consult the 5 Deputy Lieutenants who have resigned over the matter. Carbon typescript, unsigned. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/96 Letter from WSC to Reverend Dr William Inge [Provost of Worcester College Oxford] informing him that he will consider his commendation of Canon Frederic Hood [Principal Pusey House Oxford] Signed. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/138A/97 Folder marked "October 1944" Manuscript. Annotated. [Oct] 1944
CHAR 20/138A/98 Letter from WSC to Bishop Michael Furse [Bishop of St Albans] thanking him for all his work on the occasion of his retirement Signature in typescript. 01 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/99 Letter from WSC to Bishop Philip Loyd informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment to the Bishopric of St Albans Signature in typescript. Copy. 01 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/100 Letter from WSC (Moscow, Soviet Union) to Rolf Andvord (Norwegian Ambassador) thanking him for his kind token Initialled. 03 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/101 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] marked "Private and Personal" informing him that he will consider the name which he has recommended with regard to the New Year's list Signed. 04 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/102 Letter from WSC to H Mikolajczyk stating that he feels great sorrow at his news that the resistance in Warsaw [Poland] has stopped and commenting that Britain was anxious to do everything possible to bring assistance to General Komarowski's [forces and informing him that he has passed on his request, for the dropping of supplies into the district of Radom, on to the appropriate authorities Signature in typescript. 05 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/103 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Wladyslaw Anders [Commander of the Second Polish Corps ] thanking him for the photographs of the Second Polish Corps Signed. Annotated. 05 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/104 Letter from WSC to H Mikolajczyk same as CHAR 20/138A/102 Signed. Annotated. 05 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/105 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Campbell [Conservative MP for North West Camberwell, London] thanking him for his letter and the good wishes which it contains Signed. 06 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/106 Letter from WSC to Professor Dennis Robertson [Professor of Political Economy , University of Cambridge] asking his permission to submit his name to King George VI as a member of the Commission on Equal Pay for Men and Women Initialled. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/107 Letter from WSC to Captain Edmund de Rothschild thanking him for his gift of cigars Signed. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/108 Letter from WSC to Princess Marie Louise informing her that he is arranging for Lady Allardyce's name to be considered in connection with the next honours list Signed. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/109-110 Letter from WSC to H Maikolajczyk marked "Top Secret" stating that he is sorry that he was not able to see him before leaving for Moscow [Soviet Union] but informing him that it is his intention to discuss the Polish problem with Marshal Stalin and that he hopes that he will be able to join them both in Moscow at some point for discussions Signed. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/111-112 Letter from WSC to H Mikolajczyk marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that General Carl Spaatz [Commanding General United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] has declared that no further supply drops can be made to Poland from Britain and that the supply bases in the Soviet Union have been closed down for the winter, but assuring him that they will continue to assist them by using supplies from Italy Signed. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/113-114 Letter from WSC to King George VI marked "Top Secret" informing him that the Cabinet have accepted responsibility for his majesty's visit to the front and that General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] accepts responsibility for his movements and warning him that he may experience some air attacks on his journey there Initialled. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/115 Letter from WSC to Subasic asking him to inform King Petar of Yugoslavia that he believes that his proposed speech marking the liberation of Belgrade is appropriate Signature in typescript. 08 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/116 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Lord Cornwallis [Lord Lieutenant of Kent] informing him that he will bear his suggestions in mind when considering names for the next honours list Signed. Copy. 08 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/117 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Marshal Stalin sending him some telegrams which he believed might be of interest to him Signed. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/118 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Brigadier Lionel Whitby [Consulting Physician in Blood transfusion to the Army] thanking him for sending him a copy of the Hippocratic oath and for accompanying him on his journey Signed. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/119 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Keith Feiling [Lecturer at Christ Church College, Oxford] informing him that he has no objection to him using these extracts and stating that he feels that the end of next year is very early for the publication of a book of this nature Signed. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/120 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] Signed. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/121 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Marshal Stalin informing him that the British experts sent to visit the German rocket experimental establishment at Debice (Poland) have returned with useful information Signature in typescript. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/122-123 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Marshal Stalin informing him that he is convinced of Mikolajczyk's desire to reach an understanding with the Soviet Union and stating that he is looking forward to discussing the partition of of Germany that evening Signed. 17 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/124 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Major Ashley [congratulating him on his distinguished service and stating that he is happy for him to use his name in both instances and asking him for drafts of what he would like him to say and noting that he should not be modest Signed. 17 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/125 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to William Lawther [Member of the Trade Union Congress General Council] thanking him for his letter and stating that he is delighted to hear what a success his trip to Italy has been Signed. 17 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/126 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) wishing the "Britansky Soyuznik" continued success in the good work it is doing for the cause of British and Soviet friendship Signature in typescript. 18 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/127-128 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Marshal Stalin thanking him for his gift of two vases as a souvenir of his visit to Moscow and commenting that he has not had a chance to look around Moscow during his visit Initialled. 18 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138A/129-130 Letter from WSC to Patrick Hannon [Conservative MP for the Moseley Division of Birmingham] assuring him that the government will not make a decision regarding its commitment to the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference until the matter has been discussed in parliament and suggesting that he should discuss this matter with the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley]. Initialled. Annotated. 18 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/131 Letter from WSC to Major General Albert Wedemeyer [Commander of the United States Forces in the China Theatre] thanking him for sending him some ceremonial masks from Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/132 Letter from WSC to Colonel Machando thanking him for his gift of cigars Initialled. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/133-135 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] discussing the principles of compensation for the acquisition of property by the state Initialled. Copy. 24 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/136-137 Letter from WSC to the Amir Abdullah Ibn Hussain, [Emir of Transjordan, later Jordan] thanking him for his letter and informing him that he is well aware of both the excellent contribution of the Arab Legion and the problems of the Middle East. Initialled. 24 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/138 Letter from WSC to A Urquhart stating that he was interested to learn that his son was a nephew of Dr Gillespie, who had helped him through his escape from the Boers and commenting that he has every right to be proud of his son and his men at Arnhem [Netherlands] Initialled. 24 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/139 Letter from WSC to Mrs Deneys Reitz of sympathy at the death of her husband Colonel Deneys Reitz [High Commissioner for the Union of South Africa] Signed. 26 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/140 Copy of a letter from WSC to the [5th] Duke of Sutherland in which he explains that he is not prepared to accept the resignation of [2nd] Lord Chaplin [earlier Eric Chaplin] as Vice-Lieutenant of the County of Sutherland. He asks the Duke to resign his position as Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland and says that if he were to continue in post, it would cause King [George V] "grave embarrassment." Carbon typescript signed in pencil. Covering letter at CHAR 20/138B/141. 26 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/141 Copy of a letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] in which he thanks him for his report on the Lord Lieutenancy of Sutherland, explains that he has discussed the matter with the King [George V], and has asked [5th] Duke of Sutherland to resign. He encloses a copy of his letter to the Duke of Sutherland [see CHAR 20/138B/140]. Carbon typescript. 26 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/142 Letter from WSC to Lord Baldwin asking him to have lunch with him tomorrow Initialled. 26 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/143 Letter from WSC to Dr Chaim Weizmann [President World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine] stating that he believes that they should stick with the original design for the flag for the Jewish Brigade and informing him that the flag has been approved by the Cabinet and suggesting that the flag should not be flown in Egypt but that they have been given permission to fly the flag when they land in Italy Signed. 28 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/144 Letter from WSC to Lord Londonderry [Lord Lieutenant of County Durham and Chief Commissioner, Civil Air Guard] marked "Personal" informing him of Collins' current position and commenting on his character Initialled. Personal. 28 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/145-146 Letter from WSC to Major Thomas Dugdale [Conservative MP for the Richmond Division of North Yorkshire] stating that he is sorry to hear of his illness and that it has lead to his resignation from the chairmanship of the Conservative Party Organisation and informing him that he has asked Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Conservative MP for Rushcliffe, Nottingham] and thanking him for all the work which he has done and informing him that he will be submitting his name of a Barony. Initials in typescript. 28 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/147 Letter from WSC to James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Secretary to the Admiralty, Conservative MP for Herefordshire] stating that he understands the reasons which he gives why he cannot accept the Under Secretaryship at the Home Office Signed. 30 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/138B/148 Folder marked "November 1944" Manuscript. Annotated. [Nov] 1944
CHAR 20/138B/149 Letter from WSC to P Tewkesbury thanking him for the presentation he made to him on behalf of two million people in Australia and informing him that he is sending him a copy of the not which is being given to the British press Signed. 01 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/150 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] containing a letter which he would like his opinion on before sending it [see CHAR 20/138B/151] Initialled. Annotated. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/151 Letter from WSC to Lord Lovat stating that he is glad to hear that he is making a recovery and asking him to become Captain of the Gentlemen at Arms and informing him of the details of this position Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/152-153 Letter from WSC to Lord Winterton [Chairman of the Intergovernmental Committee and Conservative MP for Horsham and Worthing, Sussex] thanking him for sending him a copy of the report from the Select Committee on the rebuilding of the House of Commons and also for sparing him from having to give some written evidence to the Select Committee Signed. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/154 Letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons and Conservative MP for Hexham, Northumberland] asking to be excused from the Annual General Meeting of the Empire Parliamentary Association Signed. Annotated. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/155 Letter from WSC to King George VI of sympathy at the death of his father in law Lord Strathmore Signature in typescript. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/156 Letter from WSC to Lord Lovat stating that he hopes that he will take the position as it may be a long time before he is fit for active service and adding that he hopes that they will be associated politically. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/157 Letter from WSC to Arthur Whitworth thanking him for his gift of old Irish "Cork" decanters Signed. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/158-159 Letter from WSC to Leopold Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] stating that in all his years in parliament he has never before witnessed such a vicious attack on a Prime Minister as the one launched by him recently Initialled. 10 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/160 Letter from WSC thanking the Marignan Mess for their kind greetings. 11 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/161 Letter from WSC (Paris) to Louis Marin [Member of the new French Parliament] thanking him for his kind greeting and stating how pleased he is to be in Paris and commenting on the warm welcome which he has received. 12 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/162-163 Copy of a letter from WSC to the [5th] Duke of Sutherland in response to the latter's intention not to resign his position as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Sutherland. WSC explains that believes that the Lord Chancellor [1st Lord Simon] investigated the case fully; that he intends to advise the King [George V] that steps should be taken to force the Duke to resign "giving effect to the King's pleasure"; and asks whether he would like to reconsider his decision. Carbon typescript signed with pencil. 16 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/164 Letter from WSC to Lord Portal [First Commissioner of Works and Public Buildings] marked "Private and Confidential" informing him that he has decided that the Office of Works and Buildings must be held by a Minister in the House of Commons and commenting on the importance of this work and is therefore asking him to place his office at his disposal Initialled. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/165 Letter from WSC to Lord Moyne of sympathy at the death of his father the first Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State Middle East] Signature in typescript. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/166 Letter from WSC to Duff Cooper [later Lord Norwich, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] thanking him for all the arrangements which he made for his visit and commenting on the success of his visit to Paris [France] Signed. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/167 Letter from WSC to Dr Shepperd (Archdeacon of Dudley) informing him that King George VI has approved his appointment to the Canonry of Worcester Signed. 19 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/168-169 Copy of a letter from WSC to Harold Balfour in which he discusses Balfour's appointment as Minister Resident in West Africa and notes that Balfour will not therefore stand for re-election as a Member of Parliament. WSC adds that he will recommend Balfour for a peerage. Carbon typescript. 20 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/170 Letter from WSC to Captain Charles Waterhouse [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Conservative MP for South Leicester] stating that he is pleased to have his letter and extracts and stating that he is sure that there is no difference them regarding their approach to the problem of post war government Signed. 20 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/171 Letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons and Conservative MP for Hexham, Northumberland] informing him that he will attend the Annual General Meeting of the Empire Parliamentary Association on the condition that it is postponed until February 1945 and that he will not be expected to make a long speech Signed. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/172 Letter from WSC to Lord Derby [Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rectulorum Pacis in Lancashire] stating that he will put his duty regarding his engagement at Manchester and Oldham above any other social commitments he has , but that he is "at full toil" at the moment and that if he did visit Manchester it would have to be after the election Initialled. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/173 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] (First Lord of the Admiralty) informing him that he accepts the invitation from the Board of Admiralty and suggests that the best date for him would be the 4th December Signed. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/174 Letter from WSC to Lord Crewe [Lieutenant, County of London] marked "Private" thanking him for his letter regarding the representation of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords and informing him that he will consider his recommendations with regard to the next list Initialled. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/175 Letter from WSC to Professor Frank Horton (Vice Chancellor of the University of London) informing him that due to pressures of work he is unable to accept his honour for an honorary degree Signed. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/176 Letter from Lord Hankey informing him that he will be re appointed to the position of the Director of the Suez Canal Company at a later date, but that it is impossible, at the moment, to say when Initialled. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/177 Letter from WSC to Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine, Minister of State] marked "Private" informing him that he has never regarded him as "just a high minded prig" and that he could think of other terms which he may also take offence at, but assuring him that this should not affect their private friendship which has lasted since his reaction to Munich [Germany]. [signed]. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/178 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Eric Leadbitter (Clerk of the Council , Privy Council Office) asking him to make the necessary arrangements for the appointment of Duncan Sandys [later Lord Duncan-Sandys, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply] as Minister of Works Initialled. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/179 Letter from WSC to Lord Jessel marked "Personal and Private" thanking him for the complimentary invitation but informing him that he could not possible sever his connections with Epping [Essex] and stating that he does not believe that St George's should be offered to a Member or a Minister who already has a seat as it is his duty to stay and fight for it and suggesting that he should find somebody who could find a seat for a defeated Minister Signed. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/180 Letter from WSC to Sir William Beveridge [Liberal MP for Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland] thanking him for a copy of his book "Full Employment in a Free Society" Signed. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/181 Letter from WSC to General Henry Arnold [Chief of Army Air Force, United States Army] thanking him for his kind letter concerning the death of Sir John Dill [Representative of the British Chiefs of Staff in Washington, United States] Signed. Annotated "We were all deeply touched here by your kindness". 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/182 Letter from WSC to Comtesse Ghislaine de Caraman Chimay stating that he has received her card recalling Anvers 1914 [Belgium] and Hackwood and thanking her for her compliments Signed. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/183-184 Letter from WSC to Squadron Leader Meyer thanking him for his letter regarding the activities of Squadron no 615 and stating that he was sorry to hear of the deaths of his predecessor and three other pilots of the squadron Initialled. 26 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/185 Letter from WSC to 2nd Duke of Westminster thanking him for consulting him about the proposal that the British Council should have use of flats no. 18 and 20 Grosvenor Square, [London] and stating that he believes that the council are of sufficient national importance to warrant occupying these buildings, and asking him to let him know when he is next in London Initialled. 26 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/186 Letter from WSC to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] stating that he can make no promise regarding A G G and that he is sure that his attention to the pronunciation of the BBC will remove some of the irritation. Initialled. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/187 Letter from WSC to the treasurer of the Bermuda war fund thanking him for the donation of 5000 pounds from the fund and informing him that he has decided to use the money to buy a Anson aircraft, which takes personnel and war materials to the front and brings home the wounded on its return journey Signed. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/188 Letter from WSC to Princess Elizabeth sending her a copy of the King's speech for the opening of Parliament tomorrow and informing her that this is the usual custom Signature in typescript. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/189 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] stating that in 1943 the production of shells was so far in advance of requirements that the plants were ordered to slow down production and where possible convert to other forms of munitions and that now demand has increased, so too has production, but adding that at this stage of the war they do not want to be left with large unused supplies and informing him that there has been in no way a slackening of effort of those involved in the plant Signature in typescript. Copy. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/190 Letter from WSC to Brigadier General Lord Gowrie [former Governor General of Australia] thanking him for his gift of an Australian cheese Initialled. 25 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/138B/191 Folder marked "December 1944" Manuscript. Annotated. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/138B/192 Letter from WSC to Major Sir Ernest Swinton thanking him for his letter and stating that he is unable to see Mr Roberts at the moment but adding that he will forward his letter to the President of the Board of Trade whom he claims always pays great attention to the complaints which he receives Initialled. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/193 Letter from WSC to Lord Hankey thanking him for his letter and stating that he was sure that he would understand the position of regarding the directorship of the Suez Canal Signature in typescript. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/194 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] regarding the membership of the committee dealing with the distribution of Industry and commenting that the committee consists of three Labour MP's and two Conservative MP's and adding that he feels that the committee should reflect the balance of the government and suggesting that Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Lord Privy Seal) should become a member of the committee Signature in typescript. Copy. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/195 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer, Minister of Economic Warfare] marked "Personal and Private" informing him that he has sent his letter regarding Lord Drogheda [Representative Peer for Ireland and Chairman of the Cinematograph Films Council] to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon] and commenting that the Foreign Office list seems quite thin now and stating that he hopes that he will not leave them until his ministry has been wound up. Initialled. 04 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/196 Letter from WSC to Principal Cyril James [Principal and Vice Chancellor of McGill University, Canada] thanking him for the presentation address commemorating the ceremonies of the Citadel Terrace Signed. 04 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/197 Letter from WSC to Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Organisation, Conservative MP for Rushcliffe, Nottingham] informing him that he has received a letter from Air Vice Marshal Sir John Babington, who is now on the retired list and who is keen to serve his country, and stating that he is being urged to stand as a Conservative candidate for North Cornwall, but that this would be difficult as he is only on an Air Vice Marshal's pension and asking him what the financial position of North Cornwall is. Signed. 05 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/198 Letter from WSC to Foedor Gousev [Soviet Union Ambassador in Britain] thanking him for his message of congratulations for his birthday Signed. 05 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/199 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] thanking him for his invitation to attend the opening session of the Conference of Trade Unions in London on February 6th 1945 and informing him that he will attend Initialled. Annotated. 06 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/200-201 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] stating that he is sorry that he has not replied to his enquiry regarding the availability of travelling facilities for the delegates to the World Trade Union Conference in February 1945, and informing him that he is unable to give any firm guarantees regarding travel facilities and asking him on behalf of the Foreign Office to inform them of the details of the delegates Signed. 06 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/202 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] marked "Confidential" same as CHAR 20/138B/199 Signed. 07 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/203 Letter from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] informing him that both he and Anthony Eden believe that he should travel east and not to go to Washington [United States] as he had proposed and commenting that he is sure that he should be near Field Marshal Harold Alexander [Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] in order to advice him on the situation in Rome [Italy] and Athens [Greece]. 09 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/204 Letter from WSC to Carol Johnson thanking her for the birthday wishes sent on behalf of the Administrative Committee of the Parliamentary Labour Party Signed. 11 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/205 Copy of a letter from WSC to David Lloyd George marked "private" asking him whether he would support a recommendation that Lewis Davies Lewis should be awarded a knighthood. Carbon typescript. 12 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/206 Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Cecil of Chelwood concerning Cecil's recommendation that Frank Raffety and Mr C Plaistowe should receive honours for "industrial co-partnership". Unsigned carbon. 12 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/207 Letter from [?J R C] to King of the Hellenes George II of Greece informing him that WSC has received his letter and that he will give it his attention Initialled. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/208 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir James Lithgow marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Lithgow be made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/209 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Hazlerigg marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Hazlerigg should be given a Barony in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/210 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Maxwell marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Maxwell be made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/211 Copy of a letter from WSC to [2nd] Lord Finlay marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Finlay be made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/212 Letter from WSC to Lord Strabolgi informing him that he has made enquiries regarding his letter concerning Mud Hoppers and stating that he is enclosing a memorandum [not present] which is the result of consultation with the appropriate departments Signed. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/213 Letter from WSC to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands informing him that he is considering his request to send transport and clothing to the liberated areas of Holland Signature in typescript. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/214 Copy of a letter from WSC to David Lloyd George marked "private" in which he asks whether Lloyd George would allow WSC to suggest that he be given an Earldom in order to "spare you the labours of a contested election at Criccieth [Carnarvonshire, Wales]", adding that it would give him great pleasure to do so. Unsigned carbon. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/215 Letter from WSC to Mrs Wendell Wilkie sending her a copy of a verse from Longfellow which President Roosevelt used in his speech as a reminder of the powerful support which her husband offered them in the first few years of the war Signed. 18 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/216 Copy of a letter from WSC to Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] informing him that he has recommended that Morton should be made a Knight Commander of the Bath and thanking him for his friendship and assistance. Carbon typescript. 18 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/217 Letter from WSC to Lord Trenchard [Trustee of the Imperial War Museum] thanking him for sending him a copy of Lieutenant Colonel Ian Mackenzie's letter and stating that their Colonel is proud of the work done in France and asking him to ensure that the plaque of Khaki cloth bearing the tartan grenade is sent to the Colonel Signed. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/218-220 Copy of a letter from WSC to King George VI in which he thanks the King for offering to give him the Order of the Garter but suggests that the honour might come to him on his retirement; suggests that [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury] might be awarded the Order of the Garter and that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham might be awarded the Order of the Thistle; and thanks the King for awarding an Earldom to David Lloyd George. Carbon typescript. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/221 Copy of a letter from WSC to Ellen Wilkinson marked "personal and confidential" informing her that he intends to ask King [George VI] to admit her to the Privy Council and asking her to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/222 Copy of a letter from WSC to Florence Horsbrugh marked "personal and confidential" informing her that he intends to ask King [George VI] to admit her to the Privy Council and asking her to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/223 Copy of a letter from WSC to [3rd] Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to ask King [George VI] to appoint him as a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour and asking him to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/224 Copy of a letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Portal marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to ask King [George VI] to award Portal a viscounty and asking him to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/225 Letter from WSC to Mrs Guy Gibson in sympathy at the death of her husband Guy Gibson [Leader of the RAF Lancaster Force from Squadron no. 617, the Dambusters] Signature in typescript. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/226 Letter from WSC to J L Garvin [Writer for the Daily Telegraph] thanking him for the article which he wrote about him Initialled in typescript. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/227-232 Letter from WSC to General Franco [President of Spain] commenting on a letter he sent to the Duke of Alba regarding relations between Britain and Spain and assuring him that Britain wishes the relationship to be close and cordial and suggesting that they should clarify their position and listing the difficulties which still hamper the relationship between Britain and Spain Signed. 20 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/233-234 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Monckton asking him to construct a report analysing the part played in Overlord [Liberation of France] by the synthetic harbours and listing the areas which he would like him to look into Signed. 20 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/235 Letter from WSC to Sir Frank Newson Smith (Lord Mayor of London) thanking him for the resolution which was passed on the occasion of his seventieth birthday by the Court of Common Council of the City of London Signed. 20 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/236 Letter from WSC to King George II of Greece, King of the Hellenes thanking him for his letters and informing him that they will receive close attention Signed. 21 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/237 Letter from WSC to Commandant J Brink thanking him for sending him the set of Chessmen used by the British prisoners in Pretoria and afterwards by the Boer officers in Ragama Prisoner of War Camp in Ceylon and enclosing a copy of a book concerned with the South African War Signature in typescript. 22 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/238 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] informing him that he cannot accept his resignation and explaining why Signature in typescript. Copy. 22 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/239 Letter from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him that he has received a letter from General Franco [President of Spain] regarding Spain's relationship with Spain and Britain and enclosing a copy of this letter and his reply to him [see CHAR 20/138/B 227-232] Signed. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/240-241 Copy of a letter from WSC to "Charley" [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] discussing the award of a Victoria Cross to Group Captain [Percy] Pickard and explaining that a recommendation must be made by the relevant Senior Air Force Officer, [Sir Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]. Carbon typescript. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/242 Letter from WSC to Don Ramon Rosal thanking him for the gift of cigars. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/243 Letter from WSC to Lord Templewood [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador in Spain] thanking him for sending the boxes of cigars from Don Ramon Rosal and congratulating him on his mission in Spain Signed. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/244 Letter from WSC to the Duke of Alba thanking him for his birthday card and present and stating that he is delighted to have a bound edition of the papers of the Duke of Berwick. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/245 Letter from WSC to Francis Forde [Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Army] thanking him for the gift of a walking stick made from Australian blackwood. Signed. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/246 Letter from WSC to Anthony de Rothschild thanking him for his Christmas gift of cigars Initialled. 24 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/247 Letter from WSC to King George VI asking his permission to issue, at any time, a declaration that the King will not return to Greece until a plebiscite calls upon him to do so and asking him to let him know if this is not his opinion Initialled. Annotated. 24 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/248 Letter from WSC to Archbishop Bernard Griffin [Archbishop of Westminster] assuring him that Britain will not depart from her belief that the independence of Poland should be preserved but adding that he cannot agree that Poland's frontiers should not be altered Signed. 29 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/249 Letter from WSC to Lord Douglas assuring him that Britain will not depart from her belief that Poland's independence should be preserved but adding that he cannot agree to the suggestion that her borders should never be adjusted Signed. 29 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/250 Letter from WSC to Reverend Geoffrey Fisher (Lord Bishop of London) marked "Private and Confidential" asking his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the Archbishopric of Canterbury Signed. 30 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/251-253 Letter from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [Earlier King Edward VIII informing him of the Royal Family's attitude towards his wife and suggesting that his proposed meeting in England would not be possible and suggesting that he should delay his journey home to his villa in France due to the continued disturbances there Signed. 31 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/254 Letter from WSC to Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Organisation and Conservative MP for Rushcliffe, Nottingham] thanking him for his letter regarding Air Marshal Babington and asking him to keep him in mind and to let him know if anything appropriate turns up. Copy. 31 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/255 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] informing him that he has met Essington Lewis and informing him that he has met the Minister's who he will be dealing with and that everything will be done to assist him Signed. 31 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/138B/256-257 Letter from WSC to Captain Cyril Falls [Military Correspondent for the Times] marked "Private and Confidential" replying to his letter regarding the High Command in North West Europe commenting on: Field Marshal Karl von Rundstedt's [German Supreme Commander in Western Europe] handling of the offensive; Field Marshal Harold Alexander's [Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] ability and that the high military appointments are not decided on political grounds Signature in typescript Copy. 31 Dec 1944