Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence LA.

Reference code: CHAR 20/143

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CHAR 20/143/1 Note marked "1944 LA-LE" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/143/2 Note marked "Personal Correspondence, Lawther. Letter to PM about Italian trip, October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/143/3 Map of Tunisia. 1944
CHAR 20/143/4 Letter from Will Lawther (Durham Miners Association, Red Hill, Durham) informing him that he has just returned from Italy and stating how much he appreciated his reference and tribute to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] and his men Signed. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/143/5 Letter from WSC (Moscow, [Soviet Union]) to Will Lawther [Durham Miners Association] thanking him for his letter and stating that he is delighted to hear that his trip to Italy was a success Signed. 17 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/143/6 Note marked "Pers. Cores. Leese. General Leese, to see P M before he leaves this country? October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/143/7 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that General Sir Oliver Leese [Commander in Chief Allied Land Forces South East Asia] leaves the country next Wednesday and asking him if he wishes to see him before he goes Initialled. Annotated. 30 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/143/8 Telegram from WSC and CSC to Lieutenant Colonel Sir Piers Legh (St James Palace S W 1, London) [King George VI's equerry] stating that they are sorry to hear that he was hurt and that they hope that he soon recovers Signature in typescript. [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/143/9 Telegram from Lieutenant Colonel Sir Piers Legh (Windsor Castle) [King George VI's equerry] to WSC and CSC thanking them for their message and stating that he is none the worse from this experience Signature in typescript. 27 [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/143/10 Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC informing him that [Andre] Labarthe has sent him a book through a representative of "C" [Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] and has sent a similar book to CSC. Typescript signed with initials. 22 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/11 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Grace Hamblin [Prime Minister's Secretary] stating that he will have to write to Andre Labathe thanking him for the book [see CHAR 20/143/13] and commenting that he would like to know whether CSC has already written to him thanking him for her copy and whether she thanked him for WSC's copy and if not whether she would like him to thank him for them both Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 26 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/12 Copy of a letter from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] marked "most secret" concerning [Andre] Labarthe's gift of a book "Retour au Feu" which was given to WSC through a representative of "C" [Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] and enclosing a letter from CSC to be passed to Labarthe. Typescript signed with initials. 27 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/13 Book by Andre Labarthe entitled "Retour au Feu", translated "Return to fire" about the battles in Africa Inscription to WSC on the first page. Published by Editions de la Maison Francaise. 1943
CHAR 20/143/14 Note marked "An Prime Minister Winston Churchill" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/143/15 Letter from [a representative of Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] (London) to Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] enclosing books from [Andre] Labarthe to be forwarded to WSC. Typescript signed in green ink. 21 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/16 Letter from Lord Aberdare (17 Bedford Square, London, W C 1) to WSC stating that in one of his broadcasts he made a kind reference to Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith (Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs) and providing Sir Hubert's address and informing him that it is Sir Hubert's 80th birthday on the 17th April and suggesting that he might like to send him a message Signed. Annotated. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/143/17 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lord Aberdare acknowledging his letter to WSC and stating that a note has been made of his suggestion to send a birthday message to Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs] Initialled. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/143/18 Telegram from WSC to Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs] sending him his congratulations on his Eightieth birthday Signed. [Apr] 1944
CHAR 20/143/19 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that if WSC approves he will despatch it on Sunday evening Initialled manuscript. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/143/20 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lord Aberdare informing him that WSC is sending a message to Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs] for his eightieth birthday Initialled. 15 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/143/21 Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith (Greenhew, Upshire, Waltham Abbey) [Chairman of the National Association of Boys Clubs] to WSC thanking him for sending him a message for his eightieth birthday Signed manuscript. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/143/22 Note marked "1944 Laski" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/143/23 Letter from Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and member of the Executive committee of the Labour Party] (Manor Cottage, Little Bardfield, Braintree Essex) to WSC congratulating him on the achievement of the invasion of Normandy and adding that those on the political left are aware of the extent to which he has influenced this period in history Signed manuscript. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/143/24 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and member of the Executive committee of the Labour Party] thanking him for sending WSC a copy of his pamphlet, "Will Planning Restrict Freedom" Initialled manuscript. 05 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/143/26 Pamphlet by Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] entitled "Will Planning Restrict Freedom" Published by The University Press, Aberdeen. c 1944
CHAR 20/143/27 Note recording correspondence regarding Harold Laski's [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] trip to Paris [France] Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/28 Letter from Harold Laski's (Devon Lodge, Addison Bridge Place, W 14, Fulham, London) [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] stating that he was in Paris at the same time as him and informing him of the affection which the people of France have for him have for him and containing some letters regarding the production of a film about the Jews and adding that he hopes that he will authorise the Ministry of Information to permit the making of this film Signed manuscript. 15 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/29 Envelope addressed to WSC Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/143/30-31 Same as CHAR 20/143/28 Signature in typescript. Copy. 15 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/32-33 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary to B Sendall (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] containing an extract from CHAR 20/143/28 regarding Harold Laski's [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] wish to produce a film about the Jews and stating that they have not been able to discover WSC's attitude towards this but adding that it would be unusual for WSC to intervene in a matter such as this Initialled. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/34 Letter from B Sendall (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, W C 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] thanking him for his letter regarding the project to produce a film narrating the story of the Jewish Brigade Group and informing him that he has mentioned this to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and that he feels that there is no need for WSC to involved in this and that the time is not yet right to launch a film of this nature Signed. Initialled. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/35 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him of the content of CHAR 20/143/28 and adding that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] feels that there is no need for to WSC become involved in this matter and that the time is not yet right to launch this project Initialled. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/36 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] thanking him on WSC's behalf for his letter and informing him that he should settle the matter regarding the question of the film directly with the Minister of Information Initialled. 26 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/143/37 Note marked "Personal Corres. Laski, Suggested "Churchill Fund" September 1944" Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/38 Registry form recording the details of a letter from Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/39-40 Letter from Harold Laski (Manor Cottage, Little Bardfield, Braintree, Essex) [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] to WSC asking his permission to establish a Churchill Fund in honour of his great services to the country, and that half of the money raised should go to the British Museum and that the other half should go to the Royal Society Signed manuscript. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/41-44 Same as CHAR 20/143/39-40 Signature in typescript. Copy. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/45 Letter from Harold Laski (Devon Lodge, Addison Bridge Place, W 14, London) [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] to WSC stating that if he will do everything possible to ensure that the plan is carried out and commenting that although they may differ on political matters, he will always remember his contribution to this nations freedom Signature in typescript. Copy. 27 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/46 Letter from WSC to Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] thanking him for his letter and stating that this kind of tribute should not be bestowed upon a man during his lifetime but adding that if he did have a choice he would like a children's playground and park to be constructed on a site where all the houses have been blown down Initialled. 21 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/47 Same as CHAR 20/143/45 Signed manuscript. 21 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/143/48-50 Letter from K Salomon (462, G T Coy, R A S C, C M F) to Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party explaining the problems faced by the thousands of Jewish refugees in Italy, who are now under Allied control, and stating that the provisions are insufficient and suggesting that a world Jewish non political committee for the relief and evacuation of Jewish refugees should be established Signed manuscript. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/51-56 Typescript copy of CHAR 20/143/48-50. Signature in typescript. Copy. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/57-58 Typescript copy of CHAR 20/143/48-50. Signature in typescript. Copy. 09 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/143/59 Letter from Harold Laski (Devon Lodge, Addison Bridge Place, W 1 4, London) [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] to WSC containing CHAR 20/143/148-150 and stating that he realises that little can be done for the Jewish people until the war has been won, but that he hopes that they will be able to do something to alleviate their present circumstances Signed manuscript. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/143/60 Same as CHAR 20/143/59 Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/143/61 Same as CHAR 20/143/59 Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/143/62 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labour Party] thanking him on WSC's behalf for his letter which enclosed the letter from Colonel K Salomon regarding the position of the Jewish refugees in Italy and informing him that this letter has been sent on to the appropriate authorities and also thanking him for sending WSC a copy of his book "Faith, Reason and Civilization" Initialled. 01 Mar 1944