Official: Prime Minister: Private Correspondence Lo-Mo.

Reference code: CHAR 20/144A

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CHAR 20/144A/1 Note marked "1944 Lo-Ly" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/2 Note marked "Lombardi 1944 see 1945" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/3 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding Lord Lovat's progress after having been wounded Manuscript. Jul 1944 - Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/4 Telegram from WSC and CSC to Lord Lovat stating that they are glad that he is making progress Signature in typescript. Annotated. 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/144A/5 Telegram from Lord Lovat stating to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that he will be back on duty in the autumn Signature in typescript. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/144A/6 Note from Kathleen Hill to WSC informing him that Lord Lovat's sister, Lady Eldon, has asked that he be informed that Lord Lovat is making slow progress and thanking him for his enquiries about his health and adding that Lady Lovat telephoned CSC this morning and that she might have given more details Initialled. 12 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/7 Telegram from WSC to Lord Lovat sending him good wishes for his recovery Initialled. 13 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/8 Same as CHAR 20/144A/7 Initialled. 13 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/9 Telegram from Laura, the Dowager Lady Lovat to WSC informing him that Lord Lovat was delighted by his telegram but reporting that he now has pleurisy Signature in typescript. 14 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/10 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Flight Officer Petrie (Office of the Chief of Combined Operations) asking him to report on Lord Lovat for WSC, requesting to know how he is now and what his prospects of being able to return to active service are Initialled. 01 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/11-12 Note to WSC containing a report on Lord Lovat physical condition and stating that he might be fit for light duties in the near future and that he will probably not be fit enough for active duty until next spring and adding that it is possible that Lovat will be sent to the United States on a lecture tour Annotated. 02 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/13 Letter from R Laycock (Combined Operations Headquarters, 1A Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, S W 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] reporting on Lord Lovat's physical condition and stating that he will be ready for light duties in the near future and that he will not be fit for active duty until next spring and commenting that it might be possible that Lovat will be sent to the United States on a lecture tour Signed. 02 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/14 Note recording the details of a message from Pierre Dupong (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) on the liberation of Luxembourg Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/15 Registry note recording the details of a message from Pierre Dupong (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) to WSC on the liberation of Luxembourg Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/16-17 Telegram from Pierre Dupong (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) to WSC, on occasion of the liberation of Luxembourg, thanking Great Britain for all her achievements in defence of freedom Signature in typescript. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/18 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to G Millard (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] asking him to send a message from WSC to Pierre Dupong (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) which thanked him for his message and wished the people of Luxembourg prosperity Initialled. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/19 Telegram WSC to Pierre Dupong (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) thanking him for his message and wishing the people of Luxembourg a bright future Initialled. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/20 Same as CHAR 20/144A/19. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/21 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a message from Pierre Dupong (Prime Minister of Luxembourg) and a suggested draft reply Initialled. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/22 Note marked "Pers Corres, Lyttelton, Mr Lyttelton, Death of his son in Italy, October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/23 Extract from the War Cabinet minutes 139(44) marked "Secret" asking Clement Attlee to convey their sympathy to Oliver Lyttelton [Later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] on the death of his son on active service. 20 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/24 Telegram from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Oliver Lyttelton's [Later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] son has died on active service Initialled. 20 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/25 Telegram from WSC and Anthony Eden [Later Lord Avon] to Oliver Lyttelton's [Later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] of sympathy on the death of his son Signatures in typescript. Annotated. 20 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/26 Same as CHAR 20/144A/24. 20 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/27 Telegram from WSC and Anthony Eden [Lord Avon] to Oliver Lyttelton [Later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] of sympathy on the death of his son and stating that they think constantly of them both Signatures in typescript. Annotated. 21 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/28 Letter Oliver Lyttelton (Ministry of Production, Great George Street, S W 1, London) [Later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that he died a soldier's death and that they must carry on, but that the wound is deep Signed manuscript. 24 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/29 Note marked "Pers Corres Lyttelton, No. 8, Subject. Mount Battaglia, Date. October 1944, By. Maurice Watts" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/30 Article from the "Sunday Times" by Maurice Watts entitled "Guards held hill in storms and Shellfire" reporting on the battle of the Guardsmen to prevent the Germans from regaining Mount Battalia [Italy]. 29 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/31 Letter from Oliver Lyttelton (Ministry of Production, Great George St., S W 1, London) [Later Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] to WSC thanking him for his help regarding his speech in Birmingham and enclosing an account, which he has requested, of the action in which his son Julian was killed Signed manuscript. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/32 Note marked "1944 M -Mi" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/33 Letter from William Mabane (32 Westminster Gardens, Marsham Street, S W 1, London) [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Food] to WSC thanking him for his wedding gift of inscribed volumes and stating that he has recently been touring all the areas under ban and assuring him that whatever may happen, the people there are well fed Signed manuscript. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/144A/34 Same as CHAR 20/144A/33 Signature in typescript. Copy. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/144A/35 Letter from Jean Maisky (Moscow [Soviet Union]) [Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs] to WSC sending him a copy of his book "Before the Storm" which is an autobiography of his early life Signed. 20 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/144A/36 Note from Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Secretary] to WSC enclosing a draft letter for Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs] Initialled. 11 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/144A/37 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs] thanking him for sending him a copy of his book "Before the Storm" Signed. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/144A/38 Letter from J Mc Cloy (Assistant Secretary of War, Washington [United States], United States War Office) to WSC, thanking him for spending so much time with him at lunch and stating that he feels uplifted by what he saw in England and containing a poll taken by the United States Armed Forces on their attitude towards Britain Signed manuscript. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/144A/39 Telegram from WSC to J Mc Cloy [Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, United States] thanking him for his letter and the interesting enclosure. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/144A/40 Same as CHAR 20/144A/39 Initialled, Annotated. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/144A/41 Letter from Harold Macmillan (Office of the Resident Minister at Allied Force Headquarters, Algiers) [Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC marked "Personal" stating that recent speeches made by a few people have been irresponsible but commenting that an article in the "Spectator" by "Wilson Harris" says what the vast majority of their countrymen wish to say to him Signed. Annotated by John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that he believes that he has already read this article. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/144A/42 Telegram from WSC to Harold Macmillan [Minister Resident in Algiers] marked "Personal" thanking him for his recent letter Initialled. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/144A/43 Note recording the details of a letter from Air Commodore Hector Mc Gregor [Deputy Director of operations, intelligence and plans, Mediterranean Allied Air Force] asking to see WSC regarding Anglo American relations Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/144A/44 Registry form recording the details of a letter from Air Commodore Hector Mc Gregor [Deputy Director of operations, intelligence and plans, Mediterranean Allied Air Force] to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking to see WSC regarding Anglo American relations Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/144A/45 Letter from Air Commodore Hector Mc Gregor (Headquarters, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, Royal Air Force, Central Mediterranean Forces) [Deputy Director of operations, intelligence and plans, Mediterranean Allied Air Force] to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking if it would be possible for him to see WSC in order to inform him of some of his suggestions to improve Anglo American relations Signed. 20 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/144A/46 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Air Commodore Hector Mc Gregor (Headquarters, Mediterranean Allied Air Forces, Royal Air Force, Central Mediterranean Forces) [Deputy Director of operations, intelligence and plans, Mediterranean Allied Air Force] informing him that no suitable opportunity arose for him to arrange such an appointment [with WSC] Initialled. 24 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/144A/47 Note marked "The P M asked for this A B" Initialled manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/48 Photograph of John Maclay [National Liberal MP for Montrose, Scotland]. c 1944
CHAR 20/144A/49 Note marked "Pers Corres Marlborough, Duke of Marlborough, about his discharge. Nov 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/50 Letter from the 10th Duke of Marlborough (20 Grovesnor Square) to WSC congratulating him on his part in last nights performance [Thanksgiving Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall] and stating that it will do much to cement Anglo American relations and that he has heard glowing accounts of the performance by his United States friends and adding that he has not yet had a chance to see the military secretary regarding his discharge Signed manuscript. 24 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/51-52 Same as CHAR 20/144A/50 Signature in typescript. Copy. 24 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/53 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking them to discover if there is anything he wishes him to do for him Initialled. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/54 Letter from John Colville to the 10th Duke of Marlbrough informing him that WSC has asked him to thank him for his letter regarding WSC's speech at the Royal Albert Hall on Thanksgiving day and adding that WSC hopes that he will contact him if there is anything he wishes him to do for him in connection with his discharge from the army Initialled. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/144A/55 Note marked "Pers Corres Martel, Suggestions that he should address the Conservative Foreign Affairs Comtee on Russia, July 1944" Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/56 Note from Anthony Eden to WSC regarding the suggestion to invite General Giffard Martel (former Head of the Military Mission in Moscow [Soviet Union]) to speak to the Conservative Foreign Affairs Committee on his experiences in the Soviet Union and commenting on the appropriateness of this proposal and asking him for his opinion Initialled. 30 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/144A/57 Minute WSC to Anthony Eden stating that he hopes that the War Office will find further employment [for General Giffard Martel, former Head of the Military Mission in Moscow, Soviet Union] and commenting on this individuals career but adding that he is against him making a speech to the House of Commons, stating that the information he gathered in the Soviet Union is official Initialled. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/58 Letter from Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to J McGregor (War Office) enclosing CHAR 20/144A/56 and asking him to inform General Giffard Martel [Former Head of the Military Mission in Moscow, Soviet Union] that WSC does not wish him to make his speech to the Conservative Foreign Affairs Committee Initialled. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/59 Note from Grace Hamblin [CSC's Personal Private Secretary] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that CSC wishes a message of sympathy should be sent to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands as the village in which she lives was bombed and two of her household were killed and that a similar message should be sent to Sir Piers Leigh (Master of the Household) as he has been cut above the face and adding that if they hear of similar cases, CSC would like them to be pointed out to her Initialled. 04 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/60 Note from E S L to the Private Office stating that WSC would like messages drafted to these two people and to General Martel [Former head of the Military Mission to Moscow, Soviet Union]. 26 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/144A/61 Draft telegrams from WSC to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Sir Piers Leigh [Master of the King George VI's Household] General Martel [Former head of the Military Mission to Moscow, Soviet Union] stating that he is sorry to hear of their experiences during recent air raids Signature in typescript. Annotated. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/144A/62 Note from Marian Holmes [WSC's Secretary] to CSC stating that she might like to see the amended telegrams Initialled. Annotated that CSC has seen them. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/144A/63 Telegram from WSC to General Giffard Martel (Millbank Hospital, S W 1, London) [former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow, Soviet Union] stating that he was sorry to hear of his injury and that he hopes that he makes a speedy recovery Signature in typescript. [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/144A/64 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that General Giffard Martel [Former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow] has thanked him for his message Initialled. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/144A/65 Extract from a letter from General Giffard Martel (Royal Masonic Hospital Ravenscourt Park, London, W 6, London) [Former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow ] to WSC thanking him for his message wishing him a speedy recovery and stating that his right eye is a mess but that he should be well in a few weeks Signature in typescript. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/144A/66 Reminder message notifying WSC to contact General Giffard Martel [Former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow] about his eye Annotated. 18 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/144A/67 Minute from WSC to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) and General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) stating that something should be done to help General Giffard Martel [Former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow ] commenting that his lack of success in the Soviet Union was not his fault and that noting the high points of his career and adding that they should be able to find a position for him Initialled. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/144A/68 Letter from Sir James Grigg (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1, Secretary of State for War) to WSC informing him that he has consulted with General Sir Alan Brooke [Later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) and stating that have been unable to find a suitable position for General Giffard Martel [Former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow ] and explaining why Initialled. Annotated. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/144A/69 Letter from Sir James Grigg (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1, Secretary of State for War) to WSC informing him General Giffard Martel [Former Head of the Military Mission to Moscow ] was given a K B E [Knight Commander of the British Empire] in the last birthday honours list and stating that he is happy for him to be put in for a K C B [Knight Commander of Bath] but noting that they have already submitted their list for this year and commenting that they will either have to wait until New Year or try to borrow an extra one for the current list Initialled. Annotated. 22 May 1944
CHAR 20/144A/70 Note marked "Personal Correspondence Maxton, James Maxton MP, illness, September 1944" Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/71 Registry form recording the details of correspondence regarding James Maxton's [Independent Labour MP for Bridgeton division of Glasgow] ill health Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/72 Telegram from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to the Private Office informing them that WSC would like enquiries to be made regarding regarding James Maxton's [Independent Labour MP for Bridgeton division of Glasgow] health Manuscript. Annotated. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/73 Note from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary stating that WSC has sent a message from Quebec [Canada] commenting that he would like enquiries to be made regarding James Maxton's [Independent Labour MP for Bridgeton division of Glasgow] health. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/74 Letter from Madeline Maxton (Beechwood, Barrhead, Scotland) to George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] thanking him on behalf of her husband, James Maxton's [Independent Labour MP for Bridgeton division of Glasgow] for the message which he sent from WSC and informing him that her husband has had an operation and that he is due to have another one once his strength has improved Signed manuscript. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/75 Copy of CHAR 20/144A/74. Signature in typescript. Copy. 14 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/76 Telegram from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to James Maxton [Independent Labour MP for the Bridgeton division of Glasgow] stating that WSC sends his regards and that he hopes that he is making good progress Signature in typescript. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/77 Note from WSC to the Private Office stating that another message of enquiry should be sent Initials in typescript. Annotated. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/144A/78 Registry note recording the correspondence from Captain Battiscombe Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/79-80 Letter from L Battiscombe (2 Storey's Gate Building, S W 1, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] containing 10 shilling note which belongs to Major Miller of the United States Army who has been sent to Britain to erect a trans oceanic scrambler which will enable President Roosevelt and WSC to communicate with each other and stating that Miller has asked if WSC will autograph this note for him and adding that he in not sure what WSC's position is on this type of request but noting that Miller "is a nice type of American" Signed manuscript. 08 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/144A/81 Same as CHAR 20/144A/80 Signature in typescript. 08 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/144A/82 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Edward Jacob [Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet] enclosing CHAR 20/144A/81 informing him that he had forgotten all about this letter and stating that they had agreed to wait until the telephone was in working order and that he will ask WSC to sign a ten shilling note for Major Miller and asking how Major Miller should be addressed Initialled. 04 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/83 Same as CHAR 20/144A/82 Initialled. Annotated. 04 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/84 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Edward Jacob [Assistant Military Secretary to the Cabinet] thanking him for his message regarding Major Miller's request for WSC's autograph and stating that he agrees that the best plan would be to forget all about the matter and stating that he intends to send 10 shillings to CSC's aid to the Soviet Union Initialled. 12 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/85 Letter from Sir Edward Jacob (Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street, S W 1, London) [Assistant Military Secretary to the War Cabinet] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that the United States are unaware of Major Miller's whereabouts and suggesting that they should forget the whole matter Initialled. 12 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/144A/86 Note marked "Mo-N" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/87 Telegram from WSC and CSC to Dr and Madame Monteiro (Lisbon [Portugal]) sending them their deepest sympathy and stating that they hope that they did not receive any injuries Signature in typescript. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/144A/88 Telegram from Lucia Armindo Monteiro (Lisbon) to WSC thanking him for his message Signature in typescript. 17 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/144A/89 Note marked "pers Corres Montgomery, F M Montgomery, sent P M some photographs, October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/90 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Captain Chavassa (ADC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery) enclosing a $1 note from WSC to General Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] as he believes that he was short by this amount in the financial transactions which took place when CSC was made a short snorter Signature in typescript. Copy. 03 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/144A/91 Same as CHAR 20/144A/90 Initialled. 03 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/144A/92 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lieutenant Colonel Boyle (War Office) asking him if he would pass on the enclosed letter to Captain Chavasse (ADC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery) and explaining the content of the letter Initialled. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/144A/93 Letter from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] thanking him for sending him his photograph Signature in typescript. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/144A/94 Note from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "with compliments" Signed. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/95 Letter from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] to WSC containing a photograph [not present] taken on the evening they dined together in his mess. Signed manuscript. 30 May 1944
CHAR 20/144A/96 Letter from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] thanking him for sending the photograph taken on the evening they dined together in his mess Signed. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/144A/97 Letter from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army Group] to WSC containing photographs of his last visit, which he requested, and also three photographs taken at a conference with his army commanders at a critical stage of the battle of Normandy Signed. 06 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/98 Photograph of WSC and General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army]. 1944
CHAR 20/144A/99 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander of the 21st Army] thanking him for sending him the photographs Signed. 16 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/100 Note recording the details of correspondence relating to General Sir Bernard Montgomery's [Commander of the 21st Army] visit to Britain and that the press will not be allowed to report on it Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/144A/101 Note from John Martin [Prime Ministers Principal Private Secretary] to WSC stating that he ruled that the press were not allowed to report on General Sir Bernard Montgomery's [Commander of the 21st Army] visit to Britain and informing him that the press have asked if they can now report on it, and that General Sir Alan Brooke [later Lord Alanbrooke of Brookeborough] (Chief of Imperial General Staff) does not think that this should be permitted Manuscript. Annotated. Oct 1944