Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence Bu-Cu.

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CHAR 20/140B/105 Letter from Dr Leslie Burgin (3 Gray's Inn Place, London, W C 1) [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to George Harvie Watt (House of Commons, London) [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] enclosing a report on the United States Signed. 10 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/106-24 Report by Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Anthony Eden on his visit to the United States, commenting on: the political and economic conditions there; his success in increasing people's knowledge of the United States; the relationship between the United States and Britain; the moulding of public opinion in the United States; the subjects which appealed most to the people of the United States and the Allied foreign governments in exile in the United States Signed. 31 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/125 Note from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that R A Butler [President of the Board of Education and Conservative MP for Saffron Walden, Essex] fell off his ladder while gardening and that he is badly injured and stating that he will not be back for at least two or three weeks and asking him if he would like to send a message stating that he is sorry to hear of his accident Signed. Annotated. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140B/126 Telegram from WSC to R A Butler (Evelyn Nursing Home, Trumpington Road, Cambridge) [President of the Board of Education and Conservative MP for Saffron Walden, Essex] stating that he is sorry to hear of his accident Signed. Annotated. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140B/127 Telegram from Sydney Butler [wife of R A Butler] to WSC informing him that R A Butler [President of the Board of Education and Conservative MP for Saffron Walden, Essex] is progressing well Signed. Annotated. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140B/128 Note marked "Personal Corres. Byrd. Admiral Byrd wished to see P M not possible Nov/ 44" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/129 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary, crossed out and changed for John Colville] informing him that Admiral Richard Byrd [Confidential Assistant to Admiral King, United States Navy] of Polar fame wishes to see WSC Initialled manuscript. 16 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/130 Note to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Admiral Richard Byrd [Confidential Assistant to Admiral King, United States Navy] wishes to see WSC and detailing Byrde's career and noting that although the Antartic is remote, it still holds some importance due to possible mineral developments and as a site for future air bases Signed. 19 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/131 Note from John Colville to WSC informing him that Admiral Richard Byrd [Confidential Assistant to Admiral King, United States Navy] wishes to see him and detailing Byrde's career and the fact that he is Senator Byrd's brother and stating that during his visit to the Antartic some poaching was done on British territory Initialled. Annotated. 19 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/132 Note marked "1944 Ca-Ci" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/140B/133 Note recording the details of a letter from Sir Edward Campbell [Conservative MP for Bromley,London] about not leaving the United States to fight the Japanese and to allow the Dutch to take part Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/135 Letter from Sir Edward Campbell (Ministry of Health, Whitehall, London) [Parliamentary Private Secretary and Conservative MP for Bromley, London] to WSC congratulating him on the strong line he took in the Quebec Conference [Canada] regarding Britain's role in the defeat of Japan and commenting that Britain's prestige in the Far East would vanish if they allowed the United States to take all the credit for the war against Japan and asking him to allow the Dutch to be given the opportunity to release their native population from Japan's clutches Signed. Annotated "Kingsley Wood left us a year ago today". 20 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/136 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Campbell (Ministry of Health, Whitehall, London) [Parliamentary Private Secretary and Conservative MP for Bromley, London] thanking him for his congratulations and good wishes and assuring him that the matters which he raised are constantly in his mind Signed. 06 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/140B/137 Note marked "Personal Correspondence Carandini, met the P M in Rome. August 1944" Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/138 Registry form noting the details of a letter from Giolio Carandini stating how pleased he was to meet WSC in Rome [Italy] Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/139 Letter from Giolio Carandini to WSC stating how pleased he was to meet him in Rome [Italy] today Signature in typescript. Copy. 23 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/140 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary to Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office)[Principal Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a letter from Giolio Carandini to WSC and asking him if he thinks that it would be adequate to send an acknowledgment through the embassy in Rome [Italy] Initialled. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/141 Letter from V Lawford (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to John Colville sating that they agree that a polite acknowledgement of Giolio Carandini's letter would be adequate, but adding that as Carandini is a Cabinet Minister that the acknowledgment would be more appropriate coming from the Prime Minister Signed. 08 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/142 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to V Lawford (Foreign Office) [Private Secretary] containing a polite acknowledgement as requested Initialled. 11 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/143 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Giolio Carandini thanking him on WSC's behalf for his letter Initialled. 11 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/144 Note marked "Perr Corres Bonham Carter Lady Violet Bonham Carter, BBC pronunciation. November 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/145 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] asking him to look at the note from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] regarding an honour for A G Gardiner and WSC's comment. Initialled. Annotated. 26 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/146 Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (40 Gloucester Square, W 2 London) to WSC stating what a joy it was to see him and commenting that she agrees with his decision regarding the free election and enclosing a note on BBC pronunciation [see CHAR 20/140A/147]. Signed. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/147 Note on BBC pronunciation [sent with CHAR 20/140A/146] of foreign place names from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/148 Note marked "Personal Corres Chetwode. mentioning the Greenly (P M knew him when he was S/S war) July 1944" Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140B/150 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC suggesting a tim at which he will be able to meet with Sir Philip Chetwode Initialled. Annotated. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140B/151 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC suggesting a time at which he will be able to meet with Sir Philip Chetwode Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 03 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/152 Note marked "? 1944, Lombardi 1945" Manuscript. 1944 - 1945
CHAR 20/140B/153 Note from John Colville to WSC informing him that Sir Walter Citrine [Later Lord Wembley, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] whom he was supposed to be meeting this week has asked for the meeting to be postponed as he is chairing the first meeting of an important committee and that Citrine will telephone next week to make another appointment Initialled. Annotated. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/140B/154 Note from John Colville to WSC suggesting times at which he may like to see Sir Walter Citrine [Later Lord Wembley, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] this week Initialled. Annotated. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/140B/155 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that he is seeing Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] and that he is due at the House of Commons at 3.45pm to address some members of Parliament Initialled. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/140B/156 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he wishes to send a telegram to President Roosevelt introducing Sir Walter Citrine [Later Lord Wembley, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] Initialled. Annotated. 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/157 Note from WSC to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] containing a message to President Roosevelt stating that he hopes that he will find time to meet Sir Walter Citrine, a Privy Councillor and leader of the British Trades Union Congress and that he is in a position of consequence in Britain Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/158 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he hopes that he will find tim to meet Sir Walter Citrine, a Privy Councillor and leader of the British Trades Union Congress and that he is in a position of consequence in Britain Copy. 08 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/159 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he will be pleased to meet Sir Walter Citrine [Later Lord Wembley, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] Signature in typescript. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/160 Folder marked "Christmas Greetings 1944" Manuscript. Annotated with a list of names. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/140B/161 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia] thanking him for the message he sent on behalf of all those in South East Asia Command and sending them his best wishes for Christmas. 24 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/162 Same as CHAR 20/140B/161 Initialled. Annotated. 24 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/163 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten [Supreme Commander South East Asia Command] to WSC sending him good wishes for Christmas from all the ranks in the South East Asia Command Annotated. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/164 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the Second New Zealand Division] marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and sending him good wishes for the Christmas and the New Year and stating that he is pleased that he is in action again after his innumerable woundings Initialled. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/165 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the Second New Zealand Division] to WSC sending him good wishes for the Christmas and victory in the New Year Signed. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/166 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Oliver Leese [Commander in Chief Allied Land Forces South East Asia] "Personal" thanking him for his message and sending him, and all those who serve under him, best wishes for Christmas and the New Year Initialled. 23 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/167 Telegram from General Sir Oliver Leese [Commander in Chief Allied Land Forces South East Asia] to WSC sending him best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from all the ranks at the Allied Land Forces South East Asia and informing him that the troop's morale is high and that they are proud to have the task of recapturing Burma and Singapore. 20 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/168 Note recording the details of correspondence between WSC and Bernard Baruch Manuscript. 02 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/140B/169-170 Letter from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Advisor and Assistant to President Roosevelt] marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for sending Bernard Baruch's letter and stating that he hopes that he will inform him that he did not receive it in time and asking him to forward him a note thanking him for his Christmas message and commenting on the United States press campaign against him due to the Greek affair and that they must be astounded now to see that every ideal in the Atlantic Charter is being secured for Greece and adding that he believes that their hard work will b rewarded in 1945 Initialled. 12 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/140B/171 Letter from Harry Hopkins (White House, Washington [United States]) [Special Advisor and Assistant to President Roosevelt] to WSC informing him that Bernard Baruch has given him a message to send to him and informing him that he will send it by air mail and adding that Baruch is on of his greatest friends and admirers in the United States Signed. 02 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/140B/172 Cablegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC stating that he is sure that he will bring them through this crisis and informing him how much he admires him Signature in typescript. 1944 - 1945
CHAR 20/140B/173 Note marked "1944 CL-CU" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/140B/174 Telegram from WSC to General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] wishing him happy returns for the day Initialled. Annotated. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/175 Telegram from General Mark Clark [Commander of the United States Fifth Army] to WSC thanking him for sending him a birthday message. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/176 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to John Colville (Madeley Manor, Madeley, Crewe) [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that he should stay in the country until he is well again Signed manuscript. Annotated. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/177 Note marking some filing details Manuscript. Aug 1962
CHAR 20/140B/178 Note from Colonel Kent [WSC] to Mrs Kent [CSC] stating that she will be sad to hear that Lord Cranbornes's [Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] youngest son has been killed in a motor cycle accident and adding that their eldest son, Robert, is in France with the Guards armoured division. 15 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/179 Note from WSC to Lord and Lady 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 is sorry to hear of their "shattering blow" and that he sends them his sympathy. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/180 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to W Clark (Dominions Office) [Private Secretary] asking him to convey the enclosed message from WSC to Lord and Lady Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords, see CHAR 20/140B/179] Signed. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/181 Telegram from Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] to WSC thanking him for his message of sympathy. 22 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/182 Same as CHAR 20/140B/181Annotated. 22 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/183 Letter from Arthur Clark (Dominions Office, Downing Street, London) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that he has given Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] WSC's message and that Cranborne has asked a message of thanks to be returned to WSC Signed. 22 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/184 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps (Ministry of Air Production, Millbank, S W 1, London) to WSC informing him that he proposes to take next week off work and adding that he has not had a day off for about six weeks and that he has decided to take this short break as he is expecting many difficulties to be on their way Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated by WSC stating that he should and adding that he has done some splendid work. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/140B/185 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to A Topham (Principal Private Secretary, Ministry of Aircraft Production) asking him to forward a note to Sir Stafford Cripps (Minister of Air Production) and commenting that it is a personal note from WSC Initialled. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/140B/186 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sir Stafford Cripps (Minister of Air Production) stating that he thought that he might like this note Initialled. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/140B/187 Note marking the details of some correspondence between Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Air Production] and WSC regarding a Pilot who was awarded the Iron Cross by mistake Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/188 Registry form marking the details of some correspondence between Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Air Production] and WSC regarding a pilot who was awarded the Iron Cross by mistake Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/189 Letter from Norman Graham (Ministry of Air Craft Production, Millbank, S W 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that he is sending him a triplicate message which Sir Stafford Cripps (Minister of Aircraft Production) wishes to be sent to WSC at Octagon [Quebec Conference, Canada] Signed. Annotated. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/190 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Norman Graham (Ministry of Aircraft Production) informing him that WSC has seen Sir Stafford Cripps (Minister of Aircraft Production) report of the award of the Iron Cross to a Beaufighter pilot and that he has asked him to thank him for this amusing story Initialled. 21 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/191 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that he agrees with the M A P [Ministry of Air Production] that this should be sent by bag rather than as a telegram Initialled. Copy. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/192-3 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] to WSC informing him of an incident in which a British Beaufighter pilot crashed in France and was taken to a German hospital and was there given, by mistake an Iron Cross by a German General. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/194-5 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] to WSC informing him of an incident in which a British Beaufighter pilot crashed in France and was taken to a German hospital and was there given, by mistake an Iron Cross by a German General. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/196-7 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] to WSC informing him of an incident in which a British Beaufighter pilot crashed in France and was taken to a German hospital and was there given, by mistake an Iron Cross by a German General. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/198 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to CSC asking her if she would have supported a visit from Y M [Yehudi Menuhin] if it had been possible for WSC to see him and suggesting that they should inform Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] that he should say that he has heard of his generous action and that they appreciate his efforts Initialled. 03 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/140B/199 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps (Ministry of Aircraft Production, Millbank, S W 1, London) [Minister of Aircraft Production] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that the United States violinist Yehudi Menuhin visited Britain to entertain the troops and that he has now gone to Paris, Brussels and Antwerp to play to the troops overseas and reporting that it is his greatest wish to meet WSC and asking him if it would be possible to bring him down to Chequers Signed. 03 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/140B/200 Note marked "Personal Corres. Cripps, about Yehudi Menuhin. October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/140B/201 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Air Craft Production] marked "Personal" informing him that WSC will not be at Chequers in that evening and that he will therefore not be able to see Yehudi Menuhin and informing him that CSC invited him to lunch this week to meet WSC but that he was unable to come and that it was agreed that a meeting would be arranged for the Spring Initialled. 04 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/140B/202 Letter Sir Stafford Cripps (Ministry of Aircraft Production) [Minister of Air Craft Production] to WSC marked "Personal and Private" informing him that he has applied for membership of the Labour Party and that he therefore resigning from his position in Cabinet and explaining the reasons why Signed manuscript. 20 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/203-4 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Air Craft Production] stating that he has always regarded him as a Socialist and that he cannot accept his letter of resignation and explaining why Initialled. 22 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/205 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps (Frith Hill, Near Stroud, Gloucester) [Minister of Air Craft Production] to WSC thanking him for his letter and stating that will be happy to continue in his present position Signed manuscript. 22 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/206 Registry form marking the details of correspondence regarding Sir Ronald Cross' (High Commissioner in Australia) wish to see WSC Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/207 Letter from Sir Eric Machtig (Dominions Office, Downing Street) [Permanent Under Secretary] informing him of Sir Ronal Cross' [British High Commissionr in Australia] wish to see WSC during his visit to Britain Signed. Annotated. 29 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/208 Letter from Sir Ronald Cross (Dominions Office, Downing Street, S W 1, London) [British High Commissioner in Australia] to WSC asking to meet with him during him visit to Britain Signed. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/209 Note from WSC to the Private Office stating that they should inform Sir Ronald Cross [British High Commissioner in Australia] after he has gone, that he can not see him at present due to illhealth but that he will see him as soon as he returns Initials in typescript. Annotated. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/210 Note marked "The D. O. have informed Sir R Cross and the papers are to be brought up again on the return of the party Manuscript. Annotated. 08 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/211 Note marked "Personal Corres. Cross, Sir R Cross to see P M Sept 1944" Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/212 Note from John Colville to WSC informing him that he is submitting a draft letter to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] thanking him for the charts which he sent Initialled. Annotated. 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/213 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing Lord Cherwell's [Earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] draft of a letter of thanks from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] for the two albums Initialled manuscript. 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/214 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Anthony Eden has asked if he could see Sir Maurice Peterson the recently appointed Ambassador to Turkey Initials in typescript. Annotated. Copy. 26 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/215 Draft letter [from WSC to John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia] thanking him for sending the two albums of charts and commenting how they reveal the great effort Australia is making to win the war. [May] 1944
CHAR 20/140B/216 Letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] thanking him for sending him the two albums of charts and commenting that they show the great efforts made by Australia in the field of production since the outbreak of war Initialled. 17 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/217 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Personal" wishing him a good journey home Signature in typescript. 30 May 1944
CHAR 20/140B/218 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC thanking him for his message regarding his journey home and stating that he is delighted with the success of establishing the landings on the continent Signature in typescript. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140B/219 Letter from Stanley Bruce (Commonwealth of Australia. Australia House, London W C 2) [Australian High Commissioner in London] to WSC enclosing a copy of a telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] Signed. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140B/220 Letter from G D [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner in London] thanking him on WSC's behalf for enclosing a copy of a telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] Initialled. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140B/221 Note Marked "Personal Correspondence, Cutin. Speech to Australian Parliament. Congratulations from P M. September 1944. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/222 Note from the Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street, S W 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Personal Secretary] marked "Top Secret" forwarding 2 copies of a telegram Annotated. 25 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/223 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Top Secret" congratulating him on his speech to the Australian Parliament Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/224 Same as CHAR 20/140B/223. 25 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/225 Same as CHAR 20/140B/223. 25 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/226 Same as CHAR 20/140B/223. 25 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/227 Printed copy of John Curtin's [Prime Minister of Australia] report to the Australian Parliament of the Prime Ministers meeting in London in May 1944: explaining the purpose of the conference; commenting on the war against Germany and the war against Japan; describing foreign policy in relation to the conduct of the war; discussing future world organisations; improved machinery for empire co operation; describing the views of the other governments and commenting on the economic, social and transport questions Annotated. 09 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/228 Registry Form noting the details of a letter from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] congratulating him on his speech to the Australian Parliament Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/140B/229 Note marked "Personal Correspondence Curtin, Mr Curtin illness, Nov 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/230 Newspaper cutting from the "Times" reporting John Curtin's [Prime Minister of Australia] illness stating that he has been hospitalised and that he will not be back at work for several weeks Annotated with a message from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he wishes to send a message. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/231 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he was distressed to hear of his illness and that he hopes that this rest will revive him Initialled. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/232 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking his message and informing him that heavy duties have put pressure on his heart and that he has been advised, despite some improvement, to remain in hospital until the end of the month Annotated. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/233 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] marked "Personal" stating that he should not hurry as they need him too much Initials in typescript. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/234 Telegram from WSC to the Private Office asking thm to draft a sympathetic letter to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] regarding his illness Initialled in typescript. Annotated. 10 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/140B/235 Note marked "Personal Corres. Curtin. Mr Curtin Introducing Mr Essington Lewis. December 1944" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/236 Letter from John Curtin (Prime Minister of Australia) to WSC introducing Essington Lewis, the Commonwealth Director General of Aircraft Production and Director General of Munitions, informing him that he is travelling abroad on a matter of national importance and stating that any courtesy shown to him during his stay in Britain would be greatly appreciated Signed. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140B/237 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] Arthur Clark (Dominions Office) [Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/140B/236 and informing him that WSC has seen Essington Lewis [Commonwealth Director General of Aircraft Production and Director General of Munitions] and asking him if he has any suggestions what WSC might say in his reply Initialled. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/238 Letter from Arthur Clark (Dominions Office, Downing Street, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner in Britain] is looking after Essington Lewis [Commonwealth Director General of Aircraft Production and Director General of Munitions] and suggesting that WSC should say that he is pleased to have met Lewis and that he has spoken to the ministers concerned and that they will do everything possible to make his visit a success Signed. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/239 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC suggesting that he might like to reply to John Curtin's [Prime Minister of Australia] letter of introduction regarding Essington Lewis [Commonwealth Director General of Aircraft Production and Director General of Munitions] and containing a proposed draft for his inspection [not present] Initialled. 20 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/140B/240 Letter from WSC to John Curtin's [Prime Minister of Australia] stating that he was delighted to meet Essington Lewis [Commonwealth Director General of Aircraft Production and Director General of Munitions] and that he has met the minister relevant to his work and that everything possible is being done to assist them Signed. 31 Dec 1944