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CHAR 20/146A/1 Letter from Sir Malcolm Robertson (Hoewyck Farm, Fernhurst, nr Haslemere, Surrey) [Conservative MP for Mitcham, Surrey, Chairman of the British Council] to WSC informing him of the details of his sons career in the army and stating that he would be thrilled if he found time to say a few words to him Signed. Annotated. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146A/2 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sir Malcolm Robertson [Conservative MP for Mitcham, Surrey, Chairman of the British Council] thanking him WSC's behalf for his letter and informing him that WSC will take the first opportunity of inviting his son to dinner Signed. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146A/3 Telegram from Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia] to WSC congratulating him on the fall of Rome [Italy]. Signature in typescript. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/146A/4 Telegram from King Ibn Saud [of Saudi Arabia] to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome [Italy]. Signature in typescript. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/146A/5-6 Same as CHAR 20/146A/4. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/7 Draft telegram from WSC to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia thanking him for his message of congratulations. Initialled. Annotated. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/8 Letter from G Millard (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] to George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/146A/4-6 Signed. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/9 Letter from Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to George Dodds [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] enclosing a draft reply for WSC to send to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and asking him if it would be possible to publish these letters if the King is in agreement Signed. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/10 Letter from Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] enclosing a reply to King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia's letter to WSC and suggesting, if the King was in agreement, that the letters be published. Signed. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/11 Telegram from George Papandreou (Cairo, [Egypt], Prime Minister of Greece) sending a birthday message to George VI Signature in typescript. Copy. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/12 Telegram from George Papandreou (Cairo, [Egypt], Prime Minister of Greece) to WSC congratulating him on the success of the Allied Forces Signature in typescript. Copy. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/13 Telegram from George Papandreou (Cairo, [Egypt], Prime Minister of Greece) to WSC congratulating him on the fall of Rome Signature in typescript. Copy. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/14 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to V Lawford (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/146A/ 11-13 and asking him to suggest suitable replies Initialled. 10 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/15-16 Telegram from Hubert Pierlot (Prime Minister of Belgium) to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome Signature in typescript. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/17 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to Hubert Pierlot [Prime Minister of Belgium] thanking him on WSC's behalf for his message of congratulations on the liberation of Rome [Italy] and informing him that WSC is arranging for his congratulations to be passed on to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] Initialled. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/18 Letter from G Millard (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Assistant Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "immediate" enclosing CHAR 20/146A/19 Signed. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/19 Telegram from Marshal Stalin to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome Signature in typescript. Annotated. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/20 Telegram from WSC to Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message regarding the libration of Rome Initialled. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/21 Telegram from Marshal Pietro Badoglio [Prime Minister of Italy] to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome, and stating that all Italians are grateful to him Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/22 Letter from Reginald Leeper (British Embassy to Greece, Cairo) [British Ambassador to Greece] to George Papandreou (Prime Minister of Greece) thanking him on WSC's behalf for his birthday message to King George VI and his messages of congratulations at the fall of Rome and the Allied landings in France Signature in typescript. Copy. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/23 Telegram from the Foreign Office to Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] to asking him to convey a suitable message of thanks to George Papandreou (Prime Minister of Greece) for his birthday message to King George VI and his messages of congratulations at the fall of Rome and the Allied landings in France on WSC's behalf Annotated. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/24 Note recording a document sent from Reginald Leeper [British Ambassador to Greece] to Anthony Eden [see CHAR 20/146\22]. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/25 Letter from Edward Spears (British Legation, Beirut) [First Minister to the Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] to Anthony Eden containing CHAR 20/146A/26 Signature in typescript. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/26 Letter from Shukri [Kouatly] Quwatli [President of Syria] to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome [Italy]. Signature in typescript. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/27 Letter from V Lawford [Signed by G Millard] (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Assistant Private Secretary] to George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/146A/25-26 and stating that he presumes that WSC will want to send a suitable reply and that this can be done through Major General Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to the Republic of Syria and the Lebanon] Signed. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/28 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC containing CHAR 20/146A/26 and CHAR 20/146A/30 Initialled. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/29 Note from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to G Millard (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] asking him to check the proposed reply to the message from the President of Syria [Shukri Kouatly] and that if he agrees with it to send it to the President Initialled. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/30 Letter from WSC to the President of Syria [Shukri Kouatly] thanking him for his message of congratulations regarding the fall of Rome [Italy]. [Initialled]. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/146A/31 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC congratulating him on the fall of Rome Signature in typescript. Annotated. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/32 Copy of CHAR 20/146A/31. Signature in typescript. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/33 Letter to Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner in London] informing him that WSC has received his letter enclosing CHAR 20/146A/31 and thanking him for his own message. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/34 Letter from Stanley Bruce (Commonwealth of Australia, Australia House, London) [Australian High Commissioner in London] to WSC enclosing CHAR 20/146A/31 and sending him his own congratulations Signed. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/35 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Arthur Clark (Dominions Office) [Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of CHAR 20/146A/31 and stating that he does not see why they should not publish this immediately Initialled. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/36 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] WSC informing him that John Curtin's [Prime Minister of Australia] message has been published and asking him if he wishes to send a separate acknowledgment or to include it in his next telegram Initialled. Annotated. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/37 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] thanking him for his message of congratulations at the fall of Rome Initialled. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/38 Telegram from Prince Mohamed Ali (Alexandria) to WSC congratulating him on the fall of Rome Initialled. 12 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/39 Telegram from WSC to Prince Mohamed Ali (Cairo, [Egypt]) to WSC thanking him for his message of congratulations on the fall of Rome Initialled. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/40 Same as CHAR 20/146A/21. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/41 Same as CHAR 20/146A/20 Initials in typescript. Copy. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/42 Same as CHAR 20/144B/217 Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/43 Telegram from Lord Bangor (Speaker of the Senate, Northern Ireland) congratulating, through him, General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Troops in Italy] on his victories in Italy Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/44 Telegram from Henry Mulholland (Speaker of House of Commons, Northern Ireland) to WSC congratulating him on this great victory Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/45 Same as CHAR 20/146A/44 Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/46 Same as CHAR 20/146A/43 Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/47 Same as CHAR 20/144B/216 Signature in typescript. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/48 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to A Drewe (War Office) enclosing CHAR 20/146A/42-47 and requesting him to send these on to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Forces in Italy] and to ask him if he will publish them once he has read them Initialled. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/49 Draft telegrams from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Forces in Italy] to Lord Bangor [Speaker of the Senate, Northern Ireland] and Henry Mulholland [Speaker of the House of Commons, Northern Ireland] and Hubert Pierlot [Prime Minister of Belgium] thanking them for their messages of congratulations. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/146A/50 Letter from A Drewe (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) to George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] informing him that he has forwarded the messages from the two Houses of Parliament in Northern Ireland and the message from Hubert Pierlot (Prime Minister of Belgium) to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Forces in Italy] and that they have received the enclosed reply [see CHAR 20/146A/49] Signed. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/51 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to Hubert Pierlot (Prime Minister of Belgium) enclosing a reply from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Forces in Italy] to his recent message Initialled. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/52 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to John Pimlott (Home Office) [Private Secretary] enclosing messages for the speakers of the two Houses of Parliament in Northern Ireland Initialled. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/53 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to Lord Bangor [Speaker of the Senate, Northern Ireland] enclosing a message from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] thanking him for his recent message of congratulations Initialled. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/54 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to Henry Mulholland [Speaker of the House of Commons, Northern Ireland] enclosing a message from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] thanking him for his recent message of congratulations Initialled. 14 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/55 Telegram from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] to WSC congratulating him on the liberation of Rome Signature in typescript. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/56 Same as CHAR 20/146A/55 Signature in typescript. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/57 Telegram from WSC to Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message of congratulations at the fall of Rome Initialled. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/59 Newspaper cutting from the Bronx New York City entitled "Churchill and the Mormons" proclaiming that WSC is a distant relation to the founder of the mormons. 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/146A/60 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he is in bed with flu and suggesting that he should invite the two gentlemen who congratulated him and lock them in the top of the tower and "see whether the black or the red throws the other one over the battlements" Signature in typescript. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/146A/61 Same as CHAR 20/146A/60. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/146A/62 Same as CHAR 20/146A/60. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/146A/63 Same as CHAR 20/146A/60. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/146A/64 Telegram from Colonel Warden [WSC] to President Roosevelt stating that he hopes that he will follow his doctor's advise regarding his flu and describing the situation at Flower Villa and stating that he feels that they have a fine team and reporting that he has not been able to arrange the contest in the tower and that the Red is in better training than the Black. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/146A/65 Letter from President Roosevelt (The White House, Washington, United States) to WSC and CSC enclosing CHAR 20/146A/59 regarding their hereditary links with the mormons and relating a story from his childhood concerning two young mormon women who were both married to the same man Initialled. 04 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/146A/66 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that he wished to be reminded about President Roosevelt's letter regarding the mormons Initialled. 20 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/146A/67 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States) [Second Secretary] sending him a package which he wishes to be sent to President Roosevelt and stating that it is heavier that he thought it was going to be Initialled. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/146A/68 Letter from Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States, 1 Grosvenor Square, London, W 1) [Second Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that they have sent the box which WSC wished to send to President Roosevelt Signed. 05 May 1944
CHAR 20/146A/69 Letter from President Roosevelt to WSC reporting on the progress of his recovery and commenting that he could not leave for over a month and stating that the news from Italy sounds encouraging Initialled. 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/146A/70 Letter from Fred Salter (United States Embassy, 1 Grovesnor Square, London, W 1, Third Secretary) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a letter from President Roosevelt to WSC Signed. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/71-74 Draft telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating: that he is expecting the arrival of General de Gaulle and that he does not believe that much can be achieved: that the United Sates newspaper's attitude towards his speech on Spain in the House of Commons is unfair and explaining why; that they should send a message to Marshal Stalin after D Day and commenting on the U Boat war Initialled. Annotated. 04 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/75-77 Amended version of CHAR 20/146A/71-74 Initials in typescript. Copy. 02 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/78 Note from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to Miss Cooper informing her that he has taken extracts for his files Manuscript. c 1944
CHAR 20/146A/79 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has sent a message to General de Gaulle informing him that he will see him in the United States and agreeing that they should send a joint message to Marshal Stalin Signature in typescript. c 1944
CHAR 20/146A/80-81 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has just heard about the fall of Rome and stating that he has heard that there is an important message waiting for him in Washington from General de Gaulle and commenting on his invitation to de Gaulle to visit the United States Signature in typescript. 04 Jun 1944 - 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/82 Letter from Captain Powers Symington (834 Grove Street, San Fransico, California) to President Roosevelt enclosing some papers which were signed by various Commanders of the Fleet in 1916 and suggesting that he should send these papers to WSC Signature in typescript. 30 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146A/83 Registry note recording the details of a letter from President Roosevelt containing papers given to him by Captain Powers Symington with the signatures of various Commanders of the Fleet before the Battle of Jutland in 1916 and noted that the papers were sent to the Admiralty as permanent records Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/84 Letter to Captain Powers Symington (834 Grove Street, San Fransisco, California) thanking him for his letter and stating that he will arrange for the papers to be sent to Britain. 07 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/85 Letter from President Roosevelt to WSC enclosing CHAR 20/146A/82 and CHAR 20/146A/84 and stating that he is free to do what he wishes with the signatures and stating that he is sending him some other papers which relate to some earlier papers Signed. 10 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/86 Note from Elizabeth Layton [Prime Minister's Secretary] to WSC containing CHAR 20/146A/85 containing letters with the signatures of various Commanders of the Fleet before the Battle of Jutland and containing CHAR 20/146A/82 which explains the origins of these paper and a volume relating to papers of General Charles Churchill and his daughter and other documents belonging to the Churchill family Initials in typescript. 18 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/87 Letter from John Winant (United States Embassy, 1 Grovesnor Square, London W 1) [United States Ambassador in the Britain] to WSC sending him a gift from President Roosevelt Signed. 19 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/88 Card marked "The President". 1944
CHAR 20/146A/89 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking someone to make a short report on these papers and suggest the form of the reply to President Roosevelt which would indicate that he had read these papers closely Initials in typescript. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/90 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] attaching a suggested reply to President Roosevelt's gift Initialled. 30 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/91 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt thanking him for sending him a framed copy of the Declaration of the United Nations of 1942 Initialled. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146A/92 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that John Winant [United States Ambassador in Britain] has delivered a framed copy of the Declaration of the United Nations of January 1st 1942 and enclosing a suggested reply Initialled. 26 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146A/93-94 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt thanking him for sending him the papers relating to the Churchill family and informing him that he is sending the naval documents to the Admiralty and asking him to thank Captain Powers Symington for this kind thought Initialled. 10 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146A/95 Letter from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States) [2nd Secretary] asking him to send the attached letter from WSC to President Roosevelt Initialled. 10 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146A/96 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to F Mottershead (Admiralty) [Principal Private Secretary] informing him that WSC has received the enclosed papers from President Roosevelt and that they contain the signatures o many distinguished naval officers and that WSC feels that these papers should become the property of the Admiralty for permanent retention Initialled. 12 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146A/97 Note marked "Personal Corres. Capt. [Edmund] de Rothschild, Sent some cigars to the P M, October 1944" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146A/98 Draft letter from WSC to Captain Edmund de Rothschild thanking him for sending him some cigars Annotated. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146A/99 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him to sign the attached letter to Captain Edmund de Rothschild thanking him for sending him some cigars Initialled. 04 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146A/100 Final draft of CHAR 20/146A/98 Signed. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146A/101 Note recording the detail of a Christmas gift which was sent to WSC by Colonel Roulier Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146A/102 Note from C [Major General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of British Secret Intelligence Service] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] containing an explanation to the parcels sent to No. 10 Downing Street [London, see CHAR 20/146A/103] Initialled. Annotated. 22 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146A/103 Note explaining who Colonel Roulier is and stating that these gift are given without the hope of gain or favour and commenting on the contents of the parcels Annotated. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146A/104 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary to Major General Sir Stewart Menzies [Head of the British Intelligence Service] informing him that WSC has received Colonel Roulier's gift and asking him to pass a letter onto the Colonel Signed. 24 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146A/105 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Colonel Roulier thanking him on WSC's behalf for his Christmas present Initialled. 24 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/106 Note marked "Royal Family" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/107 Telegram from the Private Office to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that the Duchess of Gloucester has given birth to a son and that no formal message appears to have been sent by WSC. 26 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/108 Same as CHAR 20/146B/107. 26 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/109 Note marked "Personal Corres. Churchill, Royal Family. Duke of Gloucester, December 1944" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/110 Letter from Sir Godfrey Thomas (York House, St James's Palace) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that the Duke of Gloucester is pleased that WSC and CSC are able to have lunch with them on 15th December Signed. 11 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/111 Note recording the details of a letter from WSC to Queen Elizabeth on the death of her father Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/112 Letter from WSC to Queen Elizabeth of condolence at the death of her father Signature in typescript. Copy. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/113 Note from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC suggesting that he might like to send Queen Elizabeth a letter of condolence at the death of her father, Lord Strathmore and stating that as he was not a member of the Royal family, a letter might be more appropriate and informing him that a letter was sent when Lady Strathmore died Initialled. 07 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/114 Letter from WSC to [?Duchess of Kent] thanking her for sending him a red lily during his illness Signed manuscript. 07 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/146B/115 Registry note recording the details of a letter from Lieutenant Edwin Russell to WSC regarding his trip to France in July Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/116 Registry note recording the details of a letter from Sir Malcolm Robertson to WSC asking permission to see his son Captain Donald Robertson. Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/117 Envelope from WSC to the Duchess of Kent. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/146B/118 Note marked "Personal Corres. Russell, Lt Edwin Russell U S N, Anglo American relations, August 1944 Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/119-121 Letter from Lieutenant Edwin Russell (United States Navy) to WSC thanking him for allowing him to join his party in France and commenting on the importance of Anglo-American relations and stating that they must try to strengthen their ties if they are to remain permanent partners and adding that he fears that there are a few in high places who believe in these petty prejudices Signature in typescript. Copy. 08 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/122-123 Same as CHAR 20/146B/119-121 Signed manuscript. 08 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/124 Note marked "S-Sp" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/125 Note marked "Pers Corres. Sandys. Mr Duncan Sandys. About A V M Roderic Hill. August 1944" Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/126 Minute from WSC to Duncan Sandys [Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply] asking him to remind him to speak to Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of Air Staff] about it on Monday or Tuesday Initialled. 05 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/127 Letter from Duncan Sandys [Joint Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Supply] to WSC reminding him to take some action regarding Air Vice Marshal Roderic Hill [Air Marshal Commanding Air Defence of Great Britain] and informing him that everybody felt that his speech was a success Signature in typescript. Copy. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/128 Letter from Duncan Sandys (Ministry of Supply, Shell Mex House, London, W C 2) [Joint Parliamentary Secretary] informing him that he has spoken to Archie, but that he did not mention his talk with him and that he did not therefore raise the subject Signed manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/129 Note recording the details of a letter regarding a misunderstanding concerning Lord Sefton's [Mayor of Liverpool] army service Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/130 Newspaper cutting from the Daily Telegraph entitled "Lord Sefton, Socialists Allege Hoax on City" concerning Lord Sefton's (Mayor of Liverpool) admission that he never left the country whilst he was serving in the army, despite the claims at the time of his nomination that he had marched from El Alamein to Tunis and that City's bid to force his resignation. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/131 Letter from James Stuart [Chief Whip] to WSC informing him that he sent a letter to Lord Sefton [Mayor of Liverpool] and that he replied by claiming that the matter had been groosl exaggerated and that his critics had done more harm to themselves and that he believes that he has made the decision not to take any action Signed. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/132 Minute from WSC to James Stuart [Chief Whip] stating that it has all com out about Lord Sefton [Mayor of Liverpool] not having left the country and commenting on the advice that he gave when he found out about this and asking him if he followed this advice Initialled. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/133 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC suggesting that he might like to see a letter from Emanuel Shinwell [Labour MP for the Seaham division of Durham, Member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party] Signed. Annotated. 09 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146B/134 Letter from Emanuel Shinwell [Labour MP for the Seaham division of Durham, Member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party] stating that, although they are not often in agreement, he has his full support now Signed. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146B/135 Letter from WSC to Emanuel Shinwell [Labour MP for the Seaham division of Durham, Member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party] marked "Secret" thanking him for his letter and commenting that they have a difficult time ahead of them in France Signature in typescript. Copy. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146B/136 Note recording the details of a letter from Major General Gerald Verney [Commander of the 7th Armoured Division] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Secretary of State for Air]. Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/137 Letter from Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] (Air Ministry) [Secretary of State for Air] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that the 6th Guards Tank Brigade, which he took a particular interest in securing its continuation, has recently enjoyed much success and enclosing CHAR 20/146B/138-139 Signed. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/138-139 Letter from Major General Gerald Verney (Headquarters 7 Armoured Division) [Commander of the 7th Armoured Division] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air] informing him that George Grey was killed in action and writing a few words as a tribute to him and commenting that their task was made easier du to their training with the 15th Scottish Division and because they had the use of Churchill tanks Signed. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/140 Registry note recording the details of a letter regarding his visit to Normandy Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/141 Note from Kathleen Hill [Prime Minister's Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that WSC would like him to thank Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air] for his letter] Initials in typescript. 08 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/142 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair (Air Ministry) [Secretary of State for Air] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for allowing him and Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of Air Staff] to go to Normandy [France] and stating that he was impressed by the officers and men there and stating that a visit from him would do wonders for morale Signed manuscript. 08 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/143 Letter from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to R Chilver (Air Ministry)[Private Secretary] informing him that WSC wishes to thank Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air] for his recent personal letter Initialled. 09 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/144 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair (Air Ministry, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Secretary of State for Air] thanking him for sending over Lord Moran [earlier Sir Charles Wilson, WSC's personal physician] some medicine and commenting that Randolph Churchill had a merciful escape and stating that is looks as if his "crowbar" principle will work Signed manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/145 Letter from General Sir Bedell Smith [Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] enclosing CHAR 20/146B/147 believing that WSC might be interested to see it in view of the wave of bad British press in the United States. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/146 Note recording the details of a newspaper cutting from "Stars and Stripes" sent by General Sir Bedell Smith [Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe] Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/147 Newspaper cutting from "Stars and Stripes" marked "Let's Look at the Record" stating that the United States is fighting this war side by side with Britain and commenting the extent to which Britain has committed herself to this war and comparing her favourably to the United States. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/148 Note from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] containing CHAR 20/ 146B/145 and CHAR 20/146B/147 Signed. Annotated. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/149 Note marked "Pers Cores. Bedell Smith, General Bedell Smith, Photograph of P M for him, November 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/150 Letter from General Sir Bedell Smith (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, Office of the Chief of Staff) [Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe] to WSC thanking him for sending him a picture and informing him that he has just got back from the front and that although things are moving slowly, moral is still high and stating that he expects the break to come in the south Signed manuscript. Annotated. 29 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/146B/151 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bedell Smith [Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe] marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his letter. 01 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/152 Note marked "Personal Correspondence Smith, Nazi "pin up" of P M at Monte Cassino" Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/153 Letter from General Sir Bedell Smith (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, Officer of the Chief of Staff) [Chief of Staff Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe] to WSC enclosing CHAR 20/146B/154 and stating that he has forwarded his message on to General William Donovan [Head of the Office of Strategic Services, United States Army] and commenting that he has tried to keep a firm hand on him as he is worried about his interest in political intrigue and that therefore Donovan tries to keep away from him as much as possible Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 26 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/154 Photograph of a German cartoon of WSC which was on the wall in the room of the Natural History [?Museum] in Monte Cassino. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/155 Letter from Waldron Smithers (House of Commons, London) [Conservative MP for Chislehurst, Kent ] to WSC enclosing [CHAR 20/146B/156-157 and informing him that at a recent meeting of the Conservative Party Private Members Committee, the Chairman allowed him to raise the issue of clause 32 of the Finance Bill and stating that he feels that this clause encroaches on civil liberties and asking him to read the brief enclosed Signature in typescript. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146B/156 Brief condemning the action of the Inland Revenue to amend clause 32 of the Finance Bill 1944 and detailing the sections which are objectionable. 23 May 1944
CHAR 20/146B/157 Note containing suggested amendments to clause 32 of the Finance Bill 1944. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/158 Note recording the details of a telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC regarding the C A T conference at Chicago [United States] Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/159 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he is wary of these large public conferences which discuss controversial post war problems and commenting that they must retain their close ties with the United States and that he must "find ways to prevent the mischief from spreading further Annotated. 02 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/160-65 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he does not believe that the Air issue will create any problems between him and President Roosevelt and explaining why it was decided to hold a large conference in the United States and commenting on the situation of the armies on the Western front, in Italy and Burma. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/166-170 Draft copy of CHAR 20/146B/160-165 Annotated. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/171 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to arrange for a copy of Flecker's "Hassan" to be sent to Captain Smuts in South Africa indicating that it is for General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] explaining that it is the book which WSC promised him Signed. Annotated. 16 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/146B/172 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to E Emery (Dominions Office) [Private Secretary] asking her to send the enclosed as soon as possible, to South Africa, and enclosing a copy of his letter to Captain Smuts, by means of an explanation Initialled. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/146B/173 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Captain Jannie Smuts explaining that WSC promised to General Jan Smuts a copy "Hassan" by Flecker for his journey and adding that it was discovered that WSC's copy was in England and that WSC then promised to send a copy to South Africa, and enclosing a copy of this book and asking him to send it on to his father Initialled. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/146B/174 Letter from Lord Snell (Highgate Hospital Dartmouth Park Hill, N 19, London) [Deputy Leader of the House of Lords] to WSC thanking him for his letter wishing him a speedy recovery Signed manuscript. 04 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/146B/175 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding General Brehon Somervell's request for a signed photograph of WSC Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/176 Letter from WSC to Lord Snell [Deputy Leader of the House of Lords] stating that he is sorry to hear that he is unwell and wishing him a speedy recovery Signed. 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/146B/177 Registry note recording the details of a request be General Brehon Somervell [Commanding General of the Services of Supply, United States Army] for a signed photograph of WSC Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/178 Letter from Edward Martin (War Department, Army Service Forces, Office of the Commanding General, Washington, United States, Chateau Frontenac, Room 2315) [Major Infantry Aide de Camp to the Commanding General] to Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking him if he would ask WSC to sign the enclosed photograph for General Brehon Somervell [Commanding General of the Services of Supply, United States Army] Signed. Annotated. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/179 Note recording a letter from Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz [Commanding General United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] to WSC reporting on the United States Strategic Air Forces attacks on oil installations Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/180 Registry form recording the details of a letter from Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz [Commanding General United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] to WSC reporting on the United States Strategic Air Forces attacks on oil installations Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/181 Letter from Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz (Headquarters, United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe, Office of the Commanding General) [Commanding General United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] to WSC enclosing a pictoral report on the United States Strategic Air Forces attacks on Axis oil installations during May and June 1944 Signed. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/182 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz [Commanding General United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe] thanking him for his pictoral report on the United States Strategic Air Forces attacks on Axis oil installations and stating that they have played a considerable part in the war effort Signed. 06 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/183 Note marked "ST" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/184 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] is unwell and that he has a streptococcal throat infection and stating that CSC thought that they might send him a telegram Initialled. Annotated. 06 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/146B/185 Telegram from WSC and CSC to Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] stating that they are sorry to hear that he is unwell and that they hope that he will have speedy recovery Signatures in typescript. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/146B/186 Letter from Oliver Stanley (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) [Secretary of State for the Colonies] marked "Personal" stating that he is sorry to have been away from work for so long and explaining that he had a severe infection and that he hopes to be back in London in about ten days time Signed. 19 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/146B/187 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] informing him that the Ministry of Information have notified them that Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] has returned today from the fighting in Italy and stating that he is travelling up north to see Lord Derby and asking him if he wishes to see him some time Initialled. Annotated. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/146B/188 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] wishes to see him in the next few days and suggesting a time when this might be possible Initialled. Annotated. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146B/189 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] wishes to see him in the next few days on a private matter and suggesting a time when this might be possible Initialled. Annotated. 03 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/190 Letter from Fred Salter (United States Embassy, 1 Grosvenor Square) [Third Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that he has sent his letter to Edward Stettinius [Under Secretary of State, United States] Signed. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/146B/191 Registry note recording the details of correspondence regarding the visit of Henry Stimson [Secretary of War, United States] to Britain and his invitation to dine at Chequers Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/192 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] informing him that Henry Stimson [Secretary of War, United States] arrives in Britain tomorrow and stating that he intends to visit London as little as possible during his visit and to spend most of his time visiting troops and hospitals and suggesting a time when they could both meet for lunch Initialled. Annotated. 10 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/193 Note from Kathleen Hill [Prime Minister's Secretary] to George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] informing him that WSC suggested that Henry Stimson [Secretary of War, United States] could dine and sleep at Chequers on Friday night Signature in typescript. Annotated. 10 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/194 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Henry Stimson [Secretary of War, United States] has accepted his invitation to dine and sleep at Chequers on Friday night and informing him of the other individuals who will be dining with them on that evening and adding that CSC has asked whether he wishes to invite anyone else Initialled. Annotated. 12 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/195-196 Letter from William Stirling (In the field) to WSC thanking him for sending him a copy of his speeches and informing him that he is now in the 46th Division and giving a first hand account of the situation in North Africa Signed. 27 [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/146B/197 Letter from William Stirling (121 Medium Regiment R A, B L A) to WSC thanking him for visiting his regiment and reporting on their progress in North Africa and stating that the British Army "has restored Artillery to its rightful place in the battlefield" Signed. 23 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/146B/198 Note recording the details a letter regarding a speech made by Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] to members of the forces in Egypt. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/199 Letter from General Sir Bernard Paget [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) enclosing an article by the correspondent of the "Sunday Express" describing a speech given by Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] to an audience of the RAF at the Heliopolis airfield [see CHAR 20/146B/200] and notifying him that he has put a stop to its publication and stating that he believes that this was arranged unofficially, and stating that he thinks that it is scandalous that an MP can talk to servicemen in this tone Copy. 1944
CHAR 20/146B/200 Article by the correspondent of the "Sunday Express" describing a speech given by Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] to an audience of the RAF at the Heliopolis airfield and noting the provocative ideas from his speech, such as: the world was betrayed by the Teheran Conference; that Germany and Japan should not receive economic injustice at the peace talks and that the Beveridge scheme does not present anything new and quoting Stokes as stating that WSC "is an old man of seventy, and it cannot be denied he is a great war premier who was badly needed in 1941, but he loves war and is totally unfitted for peace". 1944
CHAR 20/146B/201 Letter from McGregor (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Principle Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/146B/199-200 for WSC's information at the request of Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War] Signed. Annotated. 13 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/202 Minute from WSC to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] asking him to print and circulate [Richard Stokes, Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] speech with General Sir Bernard Paget's [Commander in Chief Middle East Force] remarks and his covering note and stating that he always thought that it was a mistake to "let this crack-pot loose in the Middle East" and adding that he has given instructions that he is not to be allowed to visit Italy or France and that he must return by the shortest route Annotated. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/203 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he still wishes to include the second paragraph of his minute given that Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] was in the House of Commons this morning Initialled manuscript. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/204 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that James Stuart [Chief Whip] has contacted them regarding the question of publishing Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] speech and stating that his reference to being incarcerated in a lunatic asylum could be seen as a breach of privilege in the House of Commons but adding that the Chief Whip cannot give any guarantee to this Initialled. Annotated. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/205 Minute from WSC to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] asking him to print and circulate the speech and stating that he always felt that it was a mistake to "let this crack-pot loose in the Middle East" [referring to Richard Stokes', Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk, speech] Initialled. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/206 Printed copy of CHAR 20/146B/199 and CHAR 20/146B/200. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/207 Printed copy of CHAR 20/146B/199 and CHAR 20/146B/200. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/208 Note from W Armstrong to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/146B/206-207 and asking him to notify him if he is in agreement with the covering note, so that they can proceed with the final printing Initialled. Annotated. 15 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/209 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that James Stuart (Chief Whip) has had the report of Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] speech studied and that he recommends that no further action is taken as he feels that no good can come of it Initialled. Annotated. 22 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/146B/210 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] travel facilities to Turkey Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/211 Extract from a note from Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] stating that Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] should be allowed to pay a visit to Turkey on business grounds but that he should not be allowed to visit a lot of other places Annotated "I would not allow this. He will only make mischief who is to supply transport". 28 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/212 Cabinet's conclusions regarding the decision to increase General Sir Bernard Montgomery's [Commander 21st Army Group] rank to Field Marshal and that it was noted that this might be unfair on General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] but that they did not press this point. 31 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/146B/213-214 Note from [?Edward Bridges] E E B to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] regarding WSC's comments on the recent cabinet conclusions regarding the publicity for Casualties and Strength of Forces and the Grant of travel for Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk], explaining why Stokes needs to travel abroad and stating that Anthony Eden supports his claim, believing that he can do little harm Annotated that WSC wishes to raise this in Cabinet. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/215-216 Cabinet conclusions concerning matters such as: France; Defence regulations; Prefabricated houses and Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] request to travel abroad, noting that he should be treated as any other individual with business interests in Turkey. 04 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/217 Cabinet conclusions marked "Secret" regarding Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] request to travel abroad, and noting that Anthony Eden believed that Stokes' request to travel abroad had been granted and that he felt that Stokes should be informed of this decision. 05 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/218-219 Note from E E B [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the Cabinet] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] "Personal" containing matters which have been raised in recent meetings but which have not been mentioned in the minutes regarding WSC's attitude towards Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] application to travel abroad and explaining the situation to date and asking him if he thinks that WSC would like to be informed of the recent progress regarding Stokes' application Initialled. 14 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/220 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Blaker confirming his message to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] regarding Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] and suggesting that they should not bother WSC with these papers at the moment Initialled. 16 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/221 Note E E B [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the Cabinet] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that the cabinet have decided to grant Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] request to travel to Turkey on business grounds and noting that WSC asked that this matter should be brought before the cabinet again and stating that he felt that the matter had been inconclusive as there had been nothing in the written records Initialled. 26 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/222 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking them to find out what chance he [Richard Stokes, Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] has of an air passage and stating that he should not take precedence over military needs or compassionate cases and should rank in the lowest class of applicants Initialled. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/223 Letter from Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office) [Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Private" asking him on WSC's behalf if what the chances are of Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] obtaining an air passage and stating that WSC has stressed that he must not be given precedence over military or compassionate needs and that he should rank in the lowest class of applicants Initialled. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146B/224 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that he has passed on his minute to the Foreign Office and that Richard Stokes' [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] application has been considered in the usual way by the Air Priorities Board and that he has been granted and air passage Initialled. 05 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146B/225 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to V Lawford (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] informing him that he has been notified that Richard Stokes [Labour MP for Ipswich, Suffolk] has been granted air passage by the Air Priorities Board and that WSC has been informed and that he has made no comment on the matter Initialled. 13 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/146B/226 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding the return of James Stuart's [Chief Whip] daughter from the United States Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/227 Registry note recording the details of correspondence regarding the return of James Stuart's [Chief Whip] daughter, Davina, from the United States Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/228 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him of James Stuart's [Chief Whip] wish to secure his daughter's return from Canada, but adding that he did not want to do this through the party and noting that he did not see any reason why they should not try this and asking him if he knows of any way to secure air passage and providing him with the name and address of Stuart's daughter Manuscript. Annotated. 08 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/229 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to J Garner [Chateau Frontenac Quebec] informing him of James Stuart's [Chief Whip] wish to secure his daughter's return from Canada, and asking him if he knows of any way to secure air passage and providing him with the name and address of Stuart's daughter Initialled. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/230 Letter from (Office of the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Earnscliffe, Ottawa [Canada]) to J Garner [Chateau Frontenac Quebec] informing him that James Stuart's [Chief Whip] daughter has been marked for a passage from a United States port at the end of this month and asking him to inform John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] of this. Signed. 16 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/231 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to the Private Office marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that it will not be practical for them to arrange for James Stuart's [Chief Whip] daughter to travel with them on their return journey and noting that he has been informed that she has been marked for a passage from a United States port at the end of this month. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/146B/232 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Joe Garner (Office of the High Commissioner in Canada] stating James Stuart [Chief Whip] has informed him that he has heard nothing regarding his daughter's return to Britain and asking him if he has been able to do anything to secure her a passage Initialled. 08 Oct 1944