Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence Si-Wo.

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CHAR 20/147A/1 Letter from the Scientific Instrument Manufacturers Association of Great Britain Limited (River Plate House, 12 & 13 South Place, London) to WSC stating that they had seen on a recent photograph of his that he was using a pair of German binoculars and sending him a pair of British binoculars as a gift. Signed. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/2 Note from Edith Watson [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing CHAR 20/147A/1 and a draft reply and containing the verse written by A Herbert [? Alan Herbert Independent MP for Oxford University] which was enclosed in the binoculars Initialled. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/3 Letter from WSC to the Secretaries of the Scientific Instrument Manufacturers Association of Great Britain Limited thanking them for sending him their gift of binoculars Signed. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147A/4 Note marked "Swinton-Sutherland" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/147A/5 Letter from Millicent, Lady Sutherland (Auxiliary Hospital under Ministry of Health, Dunrobin, Golspie, Sutherland) to WSC stating that she has been wretched since her illness and that all her belongings, apart from her clothes are now lost to her and wishing him well for the struggle which is ahead Signed manuscript. 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147A/6-7 Same as CHAR 20/147A/5. 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147A/8 Letter from WSC to Lady Millicent Sutherland thanking her for her letter and stating that he is pleased to see that she is back in Britain Initialled. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/147A/9-12 Letter from Lady Millicent Sutherland (Savoy Hotel, Strand, W C 2, London) to WSC asking him to help her to return to France, stating that she is hardly known in Britain and that she believes that she could do a lot to help the needy in France and that all her possessions are in France and asking him to write an encouraging letter to the Home Office to enable her to obtain a permit Signature in typescript. Copy. 04 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/13-15 Same as CHAR 20/147A/9-12 Signed manuscript. 04 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/16 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lady Millicent Sutherland informing her that WSC cannot help her and adding that he is sure that her case will be given every proper consideration Initialled. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/17 Note from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that both he and CSC have a large amount of correspondence from Lady Millicent Sutherland, which is all in the same vein and stating that he has seen Lady Millicent Sutherland and explained the situation and gave her advice and suggesting that WSC should either write a note stating that he cannot help or to refer the matter to Duff Cooper [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Later Lord of Norwich] asking him if he did say that she would be of some use to the French Red Cross Initialled. Annotated. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/18 Note marked "Pers Corres. Swinton, Sir Ernest Swinton, Mr R Hugh Roberts & the B/Trade, Dec/44" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/19 Letter from Major General Ernest Swinton (300 Woodstock Road, Oxford) to WSC stating that a friend of his Hugh Roberts (Regional Port Director at Cardiff) and many of his colleagues are greatly worried by the inadequacy of the Board of Trade to restore Britain to its former economic glory and asking him to meet with him to discuss this further Signed. Postscript is in manuscript, congratulating him on his trip to France. 17 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/20 Letter from Bernard Sendall (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] Signed. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/21 Letter from WSC to Major General Ernest Swinton stating that there is much concern regarding the matter he mentioned [inadequacy of the Board of Trade to build up Britain's economic power] but that he is not able to see Hugh Roberts at the moment but that he will pass his letter on to Hugh Dalton (President of the Board of Trade) if he wishes Signed. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/22 Letter from Major General Ernest Swinton (300 Woodstock Road, Oxford) to WSC thanking him for his letter and stating that he has spoken to Hugh Roberts and that he is happy for his letter to be sent on to Hugh Dalton (President of the Board of Trade) and sending him his congratulations on his seventieth birthday Signed. 03 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/23 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to G Preston (Board of Trade) [Private Secretary] asking him to show CHAR 20/147A/19 to Hugh Dalton (President of the Board of Trade) and informing him of WSC's reply to the letter and stating that Hugh Roberts would be happy to speak to Hugh Dalton on this matter Initialled. 12 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/24 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Ernest Swinton informing him that WSC has forwarded his previous letter to Hugh Dalton (President of the Board of Trade) Initialled. 12 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/25 Letter from G Preston (Board of Trade) [Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that he has shown Sir Ernest Swinton's letter to Hugh Dalton (President of the Board of Trade) and that Hugh Dalton will be very happy to meet Hugh Roberts to discuss this matter Signed. 13 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/26 Note marked "Personal Corres. Swinton. Lord Swinton, Arrival in this country from U S A, December 1944" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/27 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister Resident in West Africa] arrives in London this afternoon Initialled manuscript. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/147A/28 Note from Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that WSC might like to know that Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister Resident in West Africa] arrives in London on Friday 15th December Initialled. 14 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/29 Note marked "T" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/147A/30 Note recording the details of correspondence between WSC and Myron Taylor [Personal Representative of the President of the United States to the Pope at the Vatican] regarding various documents which he gave to WSC on his visit to Italy Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/31 Registry form recording the details of correspondence between WSC and Myron Taylor [Personal Representative of the President of the United States to the Pope at the Vatican] regarding various documents which he gave to WSC on his visit to Italy and listing the documents concerned Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/32 Note marked that the original of this letter was sent to the Foreign Office with Leslie Rowan's [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] of 30th August 1944. [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/147A/33-34 Letter from Myron Taylor (President of the United States to the Pope at the Vatican) marked "Personal" enclosing several letters [not present] which he mentioned previously and listing the details of these enclosures Signature in typescript. 23 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/35 Letter from WSC to the Private Office asking them to make an analysis and see if there is anything worth looking at [Letters sent from Myron Taylor, President of the United States to the Pope at the Vatican] and stating that he "only escaped by the utmost agility, having to read the whole thing on the sofa after dinner" Signature in typescript. Part manuscript. Annotated by Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that there is nothing of interest and suggesting what he might do with these documents. 25 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/37 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office) [Private Secretary] containing CHAR 20/147A/33-34 and its enclosures in case the Foreign Office should find anything of interest in them Signed. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/40 Letter from Bernard Baruch to WSC introducing Henry Taylor [United States Political and Economic Writer] and stating that he was sorry that he did not come over and explaining why Signed manuscript. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/41 Note to the Private Office stating that Bernard Sendall [Private Secretary, Ministry of Defence] had promised to warn them that Henry Taylor [Political and Economic Writer] was visiting London from the United States and commenting that this individual will use any devise to obtain a meeting with WSC Initialled. Annotated. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147A/42 Note to Robert Cruikshank [Director of the United States Division of the Ministry of Information] enclosing a copy of his letter which he sent to Henry Taylor [United States Political and Economic Writer]. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147A/43 Letter to Henry Taylor (Clarendon Hotel) [United States Political and Economic Writer] stating that du to pressures of work WSC is unable to see him during his visit to Quebec and that he hopes to have an opportunity to see him on his next visit to London. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147A/44 Note from Robert Cruikshank [Director of the United States Division of the Ministry of Information] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] containing CHAR 20/147A/39-40 and stating that Henry Taylor [United States Political and Economic Writer] wanted these letters to be presented to WSC last year, but that he was persuaded to wait and warning him that this individual is persistent and strives to make the acquaintance of eminent people and adding that he is currently a fervent supporter of Anglo-American relations Initialled. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147A/45 Note marked "Pers Corres. Templewood. Lord Templewood to see P M" Manuscript. [Oct] 1944
CHAR 20/147A/46 Letter from Lord Templewood [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador in Spain] to WSC asking to see him for a short time when he is free Signed manuscript. 06 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/47 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Lord Templewood [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador in Spain] wrote to him before leaving for Moscow [Soviet Union] to ask if he could see him and asking him if he wishes to invite him for lunch and if so if he should consult with CSC for a suitable day Initialled. Annotated. 24 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/48 Letter from Lord Templewood (Templewood, Cromer, Norfolk) [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador in Spain] informing him that he hopes to be in London for about a week from 8th November and stating that he has discussed his position with Anthony Eden and that he has suggested that his position in Madrid should terminate from November onwards and that he should only return to wind things up and asking him if it would be possible to see him for a short talk next week Signed manuscript. 30 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/49 Same as CHAR 20/147A/49 Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 30 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/50 Note from Elizabeth Layton [Prime Minister's Secretary] to CSC informing her that WSC is not free for lunch on any day during the week of November 8th -15th, with the possible exception of the 10th November Initials in typescript. Annotated. 30 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/51 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Lord Templewood [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador to Spain] has telephoned to notify them that he will shortly be leaving for Spain and that if WSC should wish to see him, that he is only available tomorrow or Friday morning and asking him, as tomorrow is inconvenient if he should arrange to see him at noon on Friday Initialled. Annotated. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/52 Note marked "Pers Corres, Thorne. Mr Will Thorne MP Retirement from H/C, Dec/44" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/53 Letter from William Thorne (1 Lawrence Road, Upton Manor, Plaistow, E 13, London) [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] to WSC stating that he was sorry to miss his speech in the House of Commons and informing him that he has been confined to bed with two septic feet Signature in typescript. Annotated. Copy. 22 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/54 Same as CHAR 20/147A/53 Signed manuscript. 22 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/55 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that he has made enquiries regarding William Thorne's health [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] and stating that he has learnt that Thorne is improving although it is not yet known when he will be able to return to the House of Commons Initialled. 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/56 Letter from WSC to William Thorne [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] stating that he hopes that he will have a speedy recovery and that he will soon be able to join them in the House of Commons Signed. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/57 Letter from William Thorne (1 Lawrence Road, Upton Manor, Plaistow, 13) [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] to WSC thanking him for making enquiries about his health and stating that he has been confined to bed for the last eight weeks with two septic feet and adding that he is the oldest member of the House of Commons and that he will be 86 next Friday Signed manuscript. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/58 Same as CHAR 20/147A/57 Signature in typescript. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/59 Telegram from WSC to William Thorne (1 Lawrence Road, Plaistow, E 13, London) [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] wishing him a happy birthday Annotated across the document "by telephone". [Oct] 1943
CHAR 20/147A/60 Telegram from WSC to William Thorne (1 Lawrence Road, Plaistow, E 13, London) [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] wishing him a happy birthday Annotated. 08 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/61 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that William Thorne [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] has telephoned his committee to inform them that he does not intend to stand at the next General Election Initialled. Annotated reply. 25 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/147A/62 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing that he has notified William Thorne [Labour MP for the Plaistow Division of West Ham, London] of his regret that he will not be standing at the next General Election and that George Harvie Watt's [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] has informed them that no special civility is customary in these cases Initialled. Annotated. 06 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/147A/63 Note marked "S-U-V" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/147A/64 Note recording the details of correspondence with Dr Urquhart Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/65-66 Letter from Dr Urquhart (Aberfeldy House, Shepperton on Thames [Surrey]) to WSC informing him that his son Major General Roy Urquhart (Commander of the 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem) was a nephew of Dr James Gillespie, the doctor who helped him after Pretoria [South Africa] Signature in typescript. Copy. 01 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/67 Same as CHAR 20/147A/65-66 Signed manuscript. 01 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/68 Letter from WSC to Dr Urquhart thanking him for his letter informing him of the relationship between his son and Dr Gillespie and stating that he was greatly indebted to Gillespie during his escape from the Boers Signed. 24 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/69 Telegram from Joan to Captain Ralph Vickers (506/142 Regiment R A, C M F) informing him that his father has had a serious heart attack and that she suggests that he should apply for compassionate leave Signature in typescript. Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147A/70 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that John Churchill wished him to see the enclosed telegram and informing him that he has discovered that the best way of sending this message would be to send it to the Military Assistant to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord ALexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief to the Allied Armies in Italy] Initialled. Annotated. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147A/71 Telegram from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary to the Military Assistant to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief to the Allied Armies in Italy] asking him on behalf of WSC to pass on the following message to Major Ralph Vickers (506/142 Field Regt. RA, CMF) which is from Joan and informs him that his father has had a serious heart attack and suggests that he should apply for compassionate leave Signature in typescript. 07 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147A/72 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Lord Templewood [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare, British Ambassador in Spain] is leaving for Spain tomorrow morning Initialled manuscript. 29 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/73 Note from Joan Vickers asking that Captain Ralph Vickers be informed that his father died peacefully on 7th July Signed manuscript. 29 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/74 Letter from Edith and Joan Vickers (Manor House, Chisenbury, Marlborough) to the Adjutant General (War Office, S W 1 , London) applying for compassionate leave for Captain Ralph Vickers, explaining that his father died suddenly yesterday and that he is principal executor of his will and that the only power of attorney was held by his father and that it is essential for them to have him at home for a short period Signature in typescript. Copy. 07 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/75 Telegram from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary to the Personal Assistant to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Private and Personal" asking him, on WSC's behalf, to convey the following message to Captain Ralph Vickers (OC 506/142/Field Regiment RA, CMF) which asks them to inform him that his father died peacefully on July 7th Signature in typescript. 07 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/76 Same as CHAR 20/147A/76 Signature in typescript. 07 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/77 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to J McGregor (War Office) [Director of Army Contracts] enclosing a copy of CHAR 20/147A/74 and stating that WSC would be grateful if this request was given careful consideration and adding that WSC is personally interested in the matter and asking him to let him know what reply is sent to Mrs Vickers Initialled. 08 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/78 Draft note from John S Churchill to Captain Ralph Vickers (156/142 Field Regiment, R A, C M A) informing him that he has applied for leave for him and asking him to do the same Signed manuscript. [Jul] 1944
CHAR 20/147A/79 Telegram from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary to the Military Assistant to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] marked "Private and Personal" asking them to pass the following message to Captain Ralph Vickers (156/142 Field Regiment, RA, CMA) from John S Churchill informing him that he has applied for leave for him and asking him to do the same Signature in typescript. 10 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/80 Same as CHAR 20/147A/79 Signature in typescript. 11 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/81 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to J McGregor (War Office) [Director of Army Contracts] enclosing a copy of CHAR 20/147A/77 which he sent to him 11 days ago and asking him if he could notify him of the action which has been taken Initialled. Annotated. 19 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/82 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that he telephoned the War Office and was informed by J McGregor [Director of Army Contracts] that an enquiry has been sent to General Sir Harold Alexander (later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy) and that a reminder is being sent Initialled. Annotated. 25 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147A/83 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to J McGregor (War Office) [Director of Army Contracts] reminding him about his enquiries regarding Captain Ralph Vickers (506/142 Field Regiment RA, CMF) request for compassionate leave, and asking him for a copy of the message sent to the Headquarters in Italy, so that WSC is able to refer to it in a personal telegram to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] Initialled. Annotated. 01 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/84 Letter from J McGregor (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1) [Director of Army Contracts] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] apologising for not being able to give him a definite reply regarding Captain Ralph Vickers (506/142 Field Regiment R A, C M F) and listing the amount of times they have contacted Allied Force Headquarters on this matter and informing him that there is no such thing as compassionate leave from commands overseas and stating that if Vickers is sent home he will be posted to the Home Establishment on compassionate grounds Signed. 03 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/85 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC stating that despite repeated reminders he has not been able to procure any information regarding Captain Ralph Vickers, who was the son of John S Churchill's late partner and suggesting that he should send a personal message to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] on this matter Initialled. 04 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/87 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the War Office have been notified that Captain Ralph Vickers' [506/142 Field Regiment, R A, C M F] request for Home Establishment on compassionate grounds has been denied, but adding that this decision was made before his interest in this case was known and suggesting that he should take the papers with him and mention this matter personally Initialled. 08 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/88 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] noting that WSC discussed this matter with General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies in Italy] and that Captain Ralph Vickers will now be coming back to Britain Initialled manuscript. 22 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/89 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding Captain Ralph Vickers compassionate leave on the death of his father Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/90 Letter from Joan Vickers (18 Albion Street, W C 2, London) thanking him for his assistance in arranging for her brother to return to England Signed manuscript. 30 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/91 Letter from Captain Ralph Vickers (The Bath Club, 74 St James's Street, S W 1, London) thanking him for his assistance in arranging for his return to England Signature in typescript. Copy. 31 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/92 Same as CHAR 20/147A/91 Signed manuscript. 31 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147A/93 Letter from WSC to Captain Ralph Vickers stating that it was a pleasure to be able to assist in securing his compassionate leave and notifying that he did not fix a gate with General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] regarding his leave and asking him for his views on the matter Signature in typescript. 02 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147A/94 Letter from Captain Ralph Vickers (Bath Club, 74 St James's Street, S W 1) to WSC apologising for not writing earlier and explaining that this was due to an illness and stating that he is hoping to help the local Army Cadets in the evenings and that he hopes that he has not let him and General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] down Signature in typescript. 29 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/95 Same as CHAR 20/147A/94 Signed manuscript. 29 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147A/96 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to John Churchill asking him on WSC's behalf if anything should be said in reply to this Signed manuscript. Annotated by Martin stating that he had spoken to John Churchill and that he had said that nothing more was required from WSC. 01 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/147A/97 Note marked "W" Manuscript. 01 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/147A/98 Letter Alfred Wall (Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, S W 1) [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union) to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] enclosing CHAR 20/147A/99 and asking him to give WSC a copy and stating that he is sure that WSC will realise that he does not have any party political grievances, but that he is keen to prevent the foolishness which followed the First World War Signed manuscript. 23 Aug 1945
CHAR 20/147A/99-100 Printed article in "The London Typographical Journal" by Alfred Wall [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] entitled "Don't Let us Play at Politics" concerning the position of the Labour Movement in modern politics and commenting that they must not allow themselves to come into conflict with the Government. Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/101 Note from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant) to the Private Office, containing CHAR 20/147A/99-100 and suggesting that it should be passed on to John Martin [Prime Ministers Principal Private Secretary] Initialled. 24 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/147A/102 Letter from WSC to Alfred Wall (Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, S W 1, London) [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] marked "Private" informing him that he has read his article in the "Typographical Journal" and thanking him for all the kind things which he wrote to him about and stating that he hopes that there will not be a Party fight immediately after the end of the war and assuring him that he will take a very strong line on this matter Signature in typescript. 01 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/103 Newspaper cutting from the "Sunday Express" entitles "Mr Wall Upsets Some Ideas" praising Alfred Wall's [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] recent article in the "Typographical Journal", asking Socialists not to jeopardise the possibility of a post war coalition and commenting that this article has greatly upset the Socialist Party Managers and discussing the changes in party politics. 05 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/104 Letter from Alfred Wall (Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, London, S W 1) [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] enclosing CHAR 20/147A/105-106 which is a reply to the attack on him in the "Daily Herald" and asking him to show it to WSC commenting that he was greatly encouraged by WSC's private letter to him Signed manuscript. 20 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/105-106 Article from the "London Typographical Journal" by Alfred Wall [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] entitled "They say?.. Let Them Say!" replying to the criticism in the "Daily Herald" to his article last month [see CHAR 20/147A/99-100] and defending the issues which he raised in this article. 20 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/107 Note marked "No. 14, Subject. Mr Alfred Wall, Date. Sept 1943, By. - " Part manuscript. Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/108 Letter from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to the Private Office enclosing CHAR 20/147A/98-100, CHAR 20/147A/102 and CHAR 20/147A/104-106 Initialled. Annotated. 24 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/147A/109 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC containing CHAR 20/147A/105-106 and stating that he did suggest to Alfred Wall [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union,] in his letter from the United States, that they should meet and asking him if he wishes Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to write to him apologising on his behalf for not having yet seen him and to state that he will be happy to see him in the future Initialled. Annotated. 18 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/110 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC regarding his wish to invite Alfred Wall [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union,] to lunch on Monday and informing him that CSC has already invited Clement Attlee and his wife to lunch among others on that day and asking him if he would like Mr and Mrs Wall to join the party or if he would prefer to see them on their own Initialled. Annotated. 19 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147A/111 Letter from Alfred Wall (Kinnaird House (Treasury), 1 Pall Mall East, London S W 1) [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] to WSC containing CHAR 20/147A/112-113 and stating that he feels very strongly about the subject Signed. Annotated. 24 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147A/112-113 Article from the "Typographical Journal by Alfred Wall [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] entitled "Back To Party Politics?" regarding the decision made by the National Executive of the Labour Party's to advice the Party to contest the next General Election and stating that this will lead to a reversion to Party Politics and commenting that if Labour pulls out of the Coalition Government then they will be leaving all the post war reforms to the Conservatives and commenting on WSC's announcement of his analysis of the timetable leading up to the dissolution of Parliament. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147A/114 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Alfred Wall [Secretary of the Printers and Compositors Union] thanking him on WSC's behalf for sending him a copy of his recent article in the "London Typographical Journal" Initialled. 10 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/115 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding a speech made by Captain Charles Waterhouse [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade, Conservative MP for South Leicester] to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and that the "Daily Express" said that he was "Control minded" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/116 Letter from Charles Waterhouse (Millbank S W 1, London) [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Conservative MP for South Leicester] to WSC regarding his comment that he thought that the speech which he gave to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce showed that he was "control minded" and stating that he hopes that he will have time to read the remarks which he made regarding the Board of Trade and that this will help remove the false impression he has made Signed. 16 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/117 Letter from WSC to Charles Waterhouse [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Conservative MP for South Leicester] to WSC thanking him for his letters and the extracts which he sent and stating that he is sure that they agree on the broad approach towards the "awful" problems which will be faced by the post war government Signed. 20 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/118 Newspaper cuttings from the "Birmingham Post" and the "Daily Express" regarding Charles Waterhouse's [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Conservative MP for South Leicester] speech to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce on the need to maintain, temporarily, the wartime controls on post war Britain. 31 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/119 Note recording the details of correspondence with W P Watt regarding the interest of a New York agency in WSC's book Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147B/120 Letter from W P Watt (Hastings House, 10 Norfolk Street, Strand, London, W C 2) to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that he has received a message from his agents stating that there is great interest for WSC's new book and that money is no object, and asking him if WSC has written a new book and that if he does not have an agent, if he will allow him to follow up this enquiry on his behalf Signed. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/121 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to W P Watt thanking him for his letter regarding WSC's new book and stating that he will write to him again in a few days time Initialled. 28 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/122 Note from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Kathleen Hill [Prime Minister's Secretary] asking for her advice regarding a reply to W P Watt's letter and stating that he would have thought that this individual would have known that WSC already has an agent Signed. 28 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/123 Note marked "Bring up one week. (4th August)". 28 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/124 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to W P Watt informing him that WSC is not contemplating publishing another book at this time Initialled. 04 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147B/125 Letter from W P Watt (Hastings House, 10 Norfolk Street, Strand, London, W C 2) to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that he has notified his agent that WSC is not contemplating publishing another book at this time and stating that he hopes that WSC will bear them in mind if he is ever in need of an agent Signed. 08 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147B/126 Note from Edith Watson [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Viceroy of India] has instructed his publishers to send him a copy of his anthology, "Other Men's Flowers" and quoting a short poem by Wavell on which he ends the book Initialled. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/127 Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Viceroy of India] thanking him for sending him a copy of his anthology, "Other Men's Flowers" Signed. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/128 Compliment slip sent from Jonathan Cape (Thirty Bedford Square, London) and noting that this was sent at the request of Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Viceroy of India]. [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/129 Letter from Edith Watson [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Jonathan Cape Ltd acknowledging, on behalf of WSC, the receipt of Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [Viceroy of India] anthology "Other Men's Flowers" Initialled. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/130 Book cover of Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [Viceroy of India] anthology "Other Men's Flowers", with an extract from Wavell's foreword on the inside sleeve. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/131 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [Viceroy of India] marked "Personal" stating that he is sorry to hear of his son's wound. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/147B/132 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [Viceroy of India] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and stating that his son has lost his left hand, but adding that he is making a good recovery. 23 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/147B/133 Letter from B R Curson (India Office, S W 1) [Assistant Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] containing CHAR 10/147B/132 from Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [Viceroy of India] Signed. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/147B/134 Note marking where Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell's [Viceroy of India] flat and allowance arrangements have been filed Manuscript. 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/147B/135-136 Letter from Henry James [Scrymgeour] Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee] (House of Commons, S W 1, London) [Conservative MP for West Renfrew, Scotland] to WSC asking him to arrange for him to take part in the invasion and stating that he missed out on active duty when he asked him to take up office in 1941 and suggesting that he might send him to assist with the Yugoslav guerillas, commenting that this is not an attractive job to a regular soldier as it would interfere with his promotion Signature in typescript. Copy. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/137 Same as CHAR 20/147B/135-136 Signed manuscript. 16 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/138 Minute from WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] suggesting that [Henry James Scrymgeour Wedderburn, later 11th Lord Dundee, Conservative MP for West Renfrew, Scotland] would be an ideal candidate for any liaison work with the United States and asking him to find him some temporary employment during the forthcoming battle Initialled. 24 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/139 Letter from Patrick Hepburn [Patrick Buchan-Hepburn, later Lord Hailes] (6, Clarendon Place [London]) to Brendan [Bracken] reminding him to prompt WSC to invite Jim Wedderburn [Henry James Scrymgeour Wedderburn, later 11th Lord Dundee] to lunch as it would be "a great kindness and help to him" and noting that Wedderburn has written to WSC about [Marshal] Tito [Premier of Yugoslavia]. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/140 Same as CHAR 20/139 Signature in typescript. Copy. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/141 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] enclosing a letter relating to WSC's minute [see CHAR 20/147B/138] and asking him to return it with the reply which he will send Signed. 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/142 Letter from A Hodge (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, London) [Private Secretary] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/147B/139 and stating that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] feels that it would be a good idea for WSC to see [Henry] James [Scrymgeour] Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee, Conservative MP for West Renfrew, Scotland] as he is in deep distress Signed. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/147B/143 Letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC stating that as [Henry] James [Scrymgeour] Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee, Conservative MP for West Renfrew, Scotland] is nearly 42, that he does not feel that he could place him in a fighting appointment and suggesting that the only alternatives are either a staff job at General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force in Western Europe, United States Army] or an SOE job in the Middle East and informing him that he has spoken to Eisenhower's Deputy Chief of Staff, General Sir Frederick Morgan, who has claimed that they could offer Wedderburn an appointment in an organisation concerning the rescue and repatriation of Prisoners of war on the continent and asking him if he would agree to this offer being made to Wedderburn Signed. Annotated "yes". 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147B/144 Copy of CHAR 20/147B/143. Signed. Annotated. 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/147B/145-146 Letter from Lieutenant General Sir Humfrey Gale (Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer) [Chief Administrative Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] marked "Confidential" concerning finding a suitable appointment for [Henry] James [Scrymgeour] Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee, Conservative MP for Western Renfrew, Scotland] and describing a post in the Combined Military Procurement Control and suggesting that this would be a suitable position and adding that this post is agreeable to Wedderburn and that he has asked the War Office to post him to them immediately Signature in typescript. Copy. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/147 Letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC enclosing CHAR 20/147B/145-146 and informing him that an appointment has been found for [Henry] James [Scrymgeour] Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee, Conservative MP for West Renfrew, Scotland] Signed. Annotated. 12 May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/148 Note recording he details of correspondence from George Cornwallis West regarding Salmon and health and retaliation for doodle bug raids Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/149-150 Letter from George Cornwallis West (Hotel Normandie, East Cliff, Bournemouth) to WSC explaining that he has not sent him a cut of salmon this year due to ill health and commenting on the policy of Germany to attack women and children in their air raids and suggests that Britain should fight back and announce in the House of Commons that if Germany does not cease with this policy, that Britain will begin to attack and destroy all the undefended towns in Germany Signature in typescript. Copy. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/151 Registry form recording the details of a gift from the Scientific Instrument Manufacturers Association of Great Britain to WSC of a pair of binoculars Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147B/152 Same as CHAR 20/147B/149-150 Signed manuscript. 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/147B/153 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding General Albert Wedemeyer's [Commander of the United States Forces in the China Theatre] gift to WSC of two masks from Ceylon [Later Sri Lanka] Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/154 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Nicholas Henderson (Foreign Office) enclosing CHAR 20/147B/155 and asking him to send it to General Albert Wedemeyer's [Commander of the United States Forces in the China Theatre] and suggesting where the telegram should be sent Initialled. 26 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/155 Telegram from WSC to General Albert Wedemeyer's [Commander of the United States Forces in the China Theatre] thanking him for sending him the ceremonial masks from Ceylon [Later Sri Lanka] Initialled. 26 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/156 Note recording the details of a letter from 2nd Duke of Westminster regarding 18 and 20 Grosvenor Square and the British Council Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/157 Letter from C Peczenik (33 Grosvenor Street, W 1, London) to Messers Boodle, Hatfild and Co., 53 Davies Street, W 1, London) informing them that the British Council wishes to acquire no's 18 and 20 Grosvenor Square, subject to the approval of 2nd Duke of Westminster and commenting on the history and the nature of the British Council Signature in typescript. Copy. 06 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/158 Letter from the 2nd Duke of Westminster (Eaton, Chester) to WSC enclosing CHAR 20/147B/157 and informing him that the British Council wish to acquire no's 18 and 20 Grosvenor Square and asking him if he approves of the use of the buildings in this manner Signed. Part manuscript. 08 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/159 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office) [Principal Private Secretary] marked "Private" asking him to look at the enclosed correspondence [regarding the request of the British Council to occupy no's 18 and 20 Grosvenor Square] and to see if he thinks that they should ask the 2nd Duke of Westminster to agree to this transaction Initialled. 11 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/160 Note from Kathleen Hill [Prime Minister's Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that the 2nd Duke of Westminster's solicitor has contacted them and asked them to send their reply to another address Initials in typescript. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/161 Letter from Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Principal Private Secretary] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Private" stating that the British Council's work is of national importance and explaining the nature of the council and describing its early history and adding that he feels that the council should be properly housed as they have many distinguished visitors and concluding that he has no hesitation in advising the 2nd Duke of Westminster to give his permission to this proposal Signed. 23 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/162 Memorandum from JHP [John Peck, Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing a letter from the [2nd] Duke of Westminster [not present] about properties in Grosvenor Square [London]. He informs WSC that the Foreign Office recommend that consent should be sought for the British Council to use the properties as they receive distinguished guests and encloses a letter for WSC's signature [see CHAR 20/138B/185]. 24 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/163 Minute from WSC to Anthony Eden stating that he is prepared to help the British Council in reasonable ways but commenting that they have already overspent on their large income and commenting on the rumours of their extravagance and adding that their expenditure should be scrutinized Initialled. Annotated explaining the context of this minute. 26 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/164 Draft letter from WSC to the 2nd Duke of Westminster stating that he believes that the British Council is of sufficient national importance to warrant being given accommodation in no. 18 and 20 Grosvenor Square. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/165 Same as CHAR 20/138B/185 Initialled. 26 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/166 Letter from the 2nd Duke of Westminster (Eaton, Chester) to WSC stating how much he enjoyed dining with him last night and asking him to remind him of the name of the Colonel, in the map room and commenting that they used to play polo together Signed manuscript. 04 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147B/167 Note from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] noting where the reply to the 2nd Duke of Westminster's letter was sent Manuscript. 08 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/147B/168 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding the sending of a copy of the hippocratic oath to WSC from Brigadier Whitby Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/169 Letter from Brigadier Lionel Whitby (Army Blood Transfusion Service, Southmead Hospital, Bristol) to WSC sending him a copy of the Hippocratic Oath, which he asked for Signed manuscript. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/170 Copy of the Hippocratic Oath [sent with CHAR 20/147B/169 by Brigadier Lionel Whitby) to WSC ] Signed manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/171-172 Same as CHAR 20/147B/169 Signature in typescript. Copy. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/173 Note from Marian Holmes [Secretary to WSC] to Miss Strang asking her to insert Brigadier Lionel Whitby's name and honours Initialled. 15 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/174 Letter from WSC (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to Brigadier Lionel Whitby thanking him for sending him a copy of the hippocratic oath and for accompanying him on his recent journey Signed. 15 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/147B/175 Letter from Major General F Wilby (Headquarters, United States Military Academy, Wst Point, New York) [Superintendent] informing him that they have a bust of his ancestor John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough and a document with his signature and copies of his own works on display in the library at the United States Military Academy and asking him to write a few words of friendship to the Corps of Cadets and commenting that the First Class, with over four hundred members will be graduating on the 6th June and that they will take their place in the front line of battle Signed. 05 May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/176 Letter from Brigadier General P Peabody (United States Embassy, Office of the Military Attache, 1 Grosvenor Square, W 1, London) [Military Attache] containing CHAR 20/147B/175 and stating that he will be happy to convey any reply Signed. 16 May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/177 Note from George Dodds [Prime Minister's Assistant Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing a suggested reply to CHAR 20/147B/175 [see CHAR 20/147B/176] Signed. 17 May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/178-179 Same as CHAR 20/137C/257-8 Signed. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/180 Letter from WSC to Major General F Wilby [Superintendent, United States Military Academy] thanking him for his letter and congratulating the Cadets on their graduation from West Point Letter crossed through. May 1944
CHAR 20/147B/181 Telegram from Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands to WSC and CSC thanking them for their telegram on the occasion of her escape Signature in typescript. 28 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/147B/182 Telegram from WSC and CSC to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (77 Chester Square, S W 1, London) stating that they were distressed to hear of her experience during a recent air raid and that they are happy that she managed to escape Signature in typescript. [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/183 Note recording the details of correspondence with Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative M P for South Croydon, Surrey] regarding figures in the White Paper of Statistics for the British War Effort concerning fish, cheese and milk. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/184 Registry form recording the details of correspondence with Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) regarding figures in the White Paper of Statistics for the British War Effort concerning fish, cheese and milk. [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/185 Letter from Sir Herbert Williams (145 Abbey House, Victoria Street, S W 1, London) [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) concerning the claims in the document "Statistics Relating to the War Effort of the United Kingdom" and stating that he does not agree with the comments on fish consumption, or that the consumption of cheese and milk has increased from pre war figures Signed. 04 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/186 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) acknowledging his letter to WSC Initialled. 05 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/187 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Armstrong stating that he might like to make some enquiries regarding the points raised by Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) and asking him to propose a reply Initialled. 05 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/188 Note from E E B [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the Cabinet] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a draft reply to Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) which has been approved by the Ministeries concerned and adding that he does not feel that they should ignore Williams' last sentence which he found extremely offensive to WSC and commenting that the last sentence of the draft is the best way which he can think of dealing with this matter Initialled. 15 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/189 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC containing CHAR 20/147B/185 and a draft reply to Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) proposed by Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] and informing him that Bridges found Williams' last sentence extremely offensive and that he felt that the last sentence of the draft is the best way to deal with this matter Initialled. Part manuscript. Annotated with a message from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] stating that he does not think that WSC should be bothered with this and asking him to write to Williams as proposed and adding that he would not include the last paragraph. 18 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/190 Note from E E B [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the Cabinet] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey) has written to Clement Attlee and that he has suggested that certain figures were not included in the White Paper as the Government wished to create the impression that this change took place during its lifetime, but stating that it actually happened before and adding that Williams has suggested that the information is available and asking him to inform him of the outcome of their reply to Williams regarding his comments about the fish figures before putting forward his draft letter for Attlee Initialled. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/191 Letter from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey] enclosing explanations to the points raised in his recent letter and stating that he has been asked to draw his attention to a recent report produced by the HM Stationary Office entitled "Food Consumption Levels in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom" and informing him that the statistics in the White paper were designed to bring those in this report up to date Initialled. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/192 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Blaker returning the papers regarding Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey] and stating that they felt that WSC should see his earlier letter and commenting that WSC has not dealt with this matter Initialled. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/193 Compliment slip from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary Annotated. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/194 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that he has informed Blaker that George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] has written to Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey] omitting the last sentence of the suggested draft, in case they wish to find some other means of making a suitable retort Initialled manuscript. 21 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/147B/195 Draft reply to Sir Herbert Williams [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey] attaching a few notes which explain the points raised by him in his recent letter and informing him that the figures in the White Paper are designed to bring those in the recently published report "Food Consumption Levels in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom" up to date and explaining that the report was produced by a special Joint Committee with experts from the three countries examined and concluding that the last sentence in his letter is not understood Annotated. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/196 Notes explaining the conclusions reached in the Government White Paper [on Statistics relating to the war effort of the United Kingdom, sent with CHAR 20/147B/195] looking at the consumption of fish, cheese and milk. [Dec] 1944
CHAR 20/147B/197 White Paper entitled "Statistics Relating to the War Effort of the United Kingdom" which is a detailed study into: the mobilization of manpower throughout the war; the levels of production; the use of shipping resources; the levels of civilian consumption and central government expenditure. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/198 Letter from WSC (At Sea) to Lorna Wingate of condolence at the death of her husband General Orde Wingate [Commander of Special Force, India Command] Signed. Copy. 10 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147B/199 Letter from Lorna Wingate (Place of Tilliefoure. Monymusk, Aberdeenshire) to WSC stating that she was comforted by his kind reference to her husband General Orde Wingate [Commander of Special Force, India Command] in the House of Commons and commenting that death never made Orde feel uncomfortable and adding that he once said of a young man who died under his command "he lives among us" Signature in typescript. Copy. 28 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147B/200 Same as CHAR 20/147B/199 Signed manuscript. 28 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/147B/201 Note marked "Wingate R 1944, see 1945" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/202 Letter from General Sir Reginald Wingate (The Goring Hotel, Ebury Street, S W 1, London) to WSC marked "Personal" stating that he is pleased that he has returned safely from his journey and that he has recovered from his recent illness and enclosing a note from an Australian Doctor commenting on the operations in the Pacific and on the great fighting qualities of the United States and Australia Signed. 19 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/147B/203 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to General Sir Reginald Wingate thanking him on WSC's behalf for his letter and returning his letter from Dr Strong Initialled. 23 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/147B/204 Note marked "Personal Corres. Womersley, Sir Walter Womersley, Tel. from P M on death of his son. Nov 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/205 Note marked "Wise A R 1944 see 1945" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/206 Telegram from WSC to Sir Walter Womersley (Ministry of Pensions, Great Smith Street) [Minister of Pensions] of condolence at the death of his son Signature in typescript. 1944
CHAR 20/147B/207 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Sir Walter Womersley' s [Minister of Pensions] son has been killed and asking him if he wishes to send a message of condolence and submitting a proposed reply Initialled manuscript. Annotated "yes please". 1944
CHAR 20/147B/208 Letter from Walter Womersley (Ministry of Pensions Sanctuary Building, 18 Great Smith Street, S W 1, London) [Minister of Pensions] to WSC thanking him for his message of sympathy and stating that he died as he would have wished, in the service of his country Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated message which was sent to Womersley on the telephone. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/209 Same as CHAR 20/147B/208 Signed manuscript. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/147B/210 Newspaper cuttings from the "Daily Mirror" reporting on the recent wave of articles written in newspapers in the North West written by "Mary Leigh". These articles were in support of Lord Woolton [earlier Sir Frederick Marquis, Minister of Reconstruction] and against large scale post war reconstruction and were sent to the editors of these papers by an advertising company and commenting on the consequences of this action. 04 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/147B/211 Newspaper cuttings from the "News Chronicle" reporting that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] has ordered his officials in Manchester to conduct an inquiry into a recent wave of articles written in newspapers in the North West by "Mary Leigh" in support of Lord Woolton [earlier Sir Frederick Marquis, Minister of Reconstruction] Annotated by John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] that Brendan Bracken denies making any enquiries in to these reports. 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/147B/212 Newspaper cutting from the "Daily Mirror" reporting that they have discovered the identity of the writer, known as "Mary Leigh" who has written a recent wave of pro Woolton articles written in newspapers in the North West and commenting that there is a link between the writer and Lord Woolton [earlier Sir Frederick Marquis, Minister of Reconstruction] and naming the individual as Frederic Hooper (Chief of the Political Research Centre). 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/147B/213 Letter from Lord Woolton (Office of the Minister of Reconstruction, 4/5 Richmond Terrace) [earlier Sir Frederick Marquis, Minister of Reconstruction] regarding the recent articles in various papers written by "Mary Leigh" and stating that he had no knowledge of these articles and informing him of his association with Frederic Hooper (Chief of the Political Research Centre) who has been named as being responsible for these articles and assuring him that he has had no part in Hooper's political propoganda Signed. 07 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/147B/214 Minute from WSC to Lord Woolton [earlier Sir Frederick Marquis, Minister of Reconstruction] thanking him for his letter and stating that he was sure that he would not have acted in this way and adding that he hopes that it will all be sorted out. Initialled. 08 Feb 1944