Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/21A-C

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Date: Jan 1941 - Jun 1941

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CHAR 20/21A/1 Old file cover, annotated by WSC. Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/2 Telegram from WSC to Thomas Beck [Colliers Magazine, New York, United States] wishing him success in his task of assisting the RAF, but declining to send souvenirs for sale. 01 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/3 Letter from WSC to the General Manager, Dover [Kent] Harbour Board, thanking him for his good wishes for the coming year. 01 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/4 Letter from WSC to Dr G de Loverdo [Greece] thanking him for his letter. 02 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/5 Letter from WSC to J Alfred Spender thanking him for his letter and hoping to make use of the reference to British soldiers running away in his next broadcast. [Copy]. 03 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/6 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for his generous gift which will be used in restoring the Guildhall [London]. 03 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/7 Letter from WSC to Vice-Admiral Guy Royle [Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty, Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Chief of Naval Air Services] congratulating him on "the well merited recognition of your services which the gazette contains". [Copy]. 06 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/8 Letter from WSC to Mrs Cartland expressing condolence on the news that her son Ronald Cartland was killed in action. 06 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/9 Letter from WSC to Captain Maurice Mansergh congratulating him on the honour bestowed in recognition of his services as Director of the Trade Division [Admiralty]. 06 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/10 Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times] asking what he thinks should be done in the light of his recent leading article. 07 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/11 Letter from WSC to the Cuban Minister in London [Don Guillermo de Blanck] thanking him for his favourable newspaper article on WSC's "Marlborough His Life and Times", and for his good wishes to the Allied cause. 07 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/12-13 Letter from WSC to Eduard Benes [President of Czechoslovak Republic] thanking him for his good wishes for the New Year. 07 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/14 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] agreeing with his letter of 8 Jan [subject unspecified]. [Copy]. 08 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/15 Letter from WSC to the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects [William Ansell] accepting his election to an Honorary Fellowship. 08 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/16 Letter from WSC to Monsieur Titulescu [? Nicolas Titulesco, former Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs] thanking him for his letter. 13 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/17 Letter from WSC to the Anglo-Egyptian Chamber of Commerce in London expressing hope for the continuance and development of "mutual and satisfactory ... ties". 17 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21A/18 Letter from WSC to Arthur Greenwood [Minister without Portfolio], agreeing with his proposal that the Ministry of Works should concentrate on the immediate restoration of damaged properties rather than planning for the post-war period. 13 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/19-20 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for a gift of 450 pounds donated by Polish serving officers and civilians in Britain towards the repair of the Guildhall [London]. 13 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/21 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Stamp accepting his resignation and that of the other members of the Survey of Plans in the Economic and Financial Spheres on the grounds of changes in the direction of the war effort. 14 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/22 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service], thanking him for his telegram. 14 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/23-24 Letter from WSC to Hubert Pierlot [Prime Minister of Belgium] thanking him for his letter and sending best wishes. 15 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/25 Letter from WSC to Alfred Edwards, assuring him that gears mentioned in a report in the Sunday Express are under the control of Customs and will not be exported. 18 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/26-27 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] suggesting clarifications for a few points on a statement about eradicating "the curse of Hitlerism from Europe". 19 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/28 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Lytton thanking him for notes by his brother [? Neville Lytton] on the collapse of France. 20 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/29 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sir William Dobbie [Governor of Malta] congratulating him on Malta's resistance to German and Italian attacks. [Jan 1941]
CHAR 20/21A/30-31 Letter from WSC to Hugh Dalton [Minister of Economic Warfare] explaining that it was not possible to follow Dalton's recommendations for the MBE as one year's service to the State was insufficient. 21 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/32 Letter from WSC to 3rd Duke of Abercorn [Governor of Northern Ireland, earlier Lord Hamilton] regretting that it will not be possible to use the money raised in Ulster during War Weapons Week to provide for a flotilla of destroyers named after counties in Northern Ireland. 21 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/33 Letter from WSC to Robert Boothby [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Food], accepting his resignation in the light of the report of the Select Committee. 21 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/34 Letter from WSC to Dr. Erwin Pulay accepting the dedication of his book. 23 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/35 Letter from WSC to George Trevelyan, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, acknowledging the University's wishes that the Regius Professorship of History should be left vacant for the duration of the war. 24 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/36 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes reprimanding him for challenging the decisions of the Defence Committee, and for complaining to WSC about it. 24 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/37 Letter from WSC to Aileen, Lady Roberts thanking her for her letter. 26 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/38 Letter from WSC to [Patrick Dollan], Lord Provost of Glasgow [Scotland] thanking him for his letter and expressing admiration for the city following his recent visit. 28 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/39-40 Letter from WSC to Major Albert Braithwaite, thanking him for suggestions on improvements in the agricultural sphere, particularly relating to shortages of labour and building supplies. 28 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/41 Telegram from WSC to the Maharajah of Alwar [India] thanking him for his message of goodwill. [Draft]. 31 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/21A/42 Old file cover, annotated. Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/43 Letter from WSC to Sir Percy Hurd, on the question of bombing German cities; does not believe a declaration suggested by Hurd would deter Germans from bombing Britain. 02 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/44 Letter from WSC to Malcolm [MacDonald] offering him the position of British High Commissioner in Canada, following the appointments of Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] as British Ambassador to the United States and of Sir Gerald Campbell as British Minister to the United States; indicates that Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] would be pleased to welcome him. 02 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/45 Letter from WSC to L A Coombs, Honorary Secretary of the National Society of Conservative and Unionist Agents, accepting the invitation to become Patron of the Society. 03 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/46 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] on an undisclosed matter which Beaverbrook has settled with [?] Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] but Churchill feels unable to resist the wishes to the contrary of Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of Air Staff] and "American delegates lower down the scale will get their own back by obstruction". 04 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/47 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Ralph Verney [Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons] thanking him for passing on a letter from the speaker of the Canadian House of Commons; pleased to learn of the success of the visit by Sir Howard d'Egville [? to Canada]. 04 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/48 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] regretting that if he accepts a High Commissionership he will not be able to keep his seat in Parliament. 04 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/49-53 Letter from WSC to Minister without Portfolio [Arthur Greenwood] with names of Ministers to be included on his committee [to consider post-war reconstruction], with terms of reference for the committee. [See also CHAR 20/21A/86 ]. 04 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/54-55 Letter from WSC to Cecil King [Director of the Daily Mirror] rebuking him for his newspaper's attempts to discredit the Government and create class disturbances: "it is no defence ... to say that your papers specialise in vitriolic writing. Indeed throwing vitriol is thought to be one of the worst of crimes". 05 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/56-58 Letter from WSC to Major-General 2nd Lord Loch enclosing a note reassuring him on the roles of the police and Civil Defence Services in the event of an invasion. 05 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/59 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Stamp thanking him for his letter. 04 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/60 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes returning his letter on the Commandos and advising him in future to direct queries to Major-General Sir Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to the War Cabinet]. 05 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/61 Letter from WSC to Sir Edwin Lutyens [President, Royal Academy of Arts] thanking him for the generous offer his Committee had made on rebuilding of London. 06 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/62 Letter from WSC to the Misses Holt thanking them for sending their legacy for the war effort. 06 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/63 Letter from WSC to Sir Murdoch MacDonald assuring him that the importance of Lake Tsana will not be forgotten, although Britain has no territorial ambitions in Abyssinia [later Ethiopia]. 06 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/64 Letter from WSC to John Maclay [later 1st Lord Muirshiel] assuring him that the Defence Committee has already considered the competition for shipping tonnage between the import programme and military operations, particularly in the Middle East. 10 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/65 Letter from WSC to Captain Leonard Plugge [Chairman, Parliamentary Science Committee] on the disparity in the number of wavelengths available to the Axis powers compared with the lesser number at the disposal of the Allies. 10 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/66 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood assuring him that his book "Forever Freedom" will be distributed throughout the Dominions and the Empire by the Ministry of Information. 10 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/67 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and for Burma] agreeing with his letter of 10 Feb, but asking him to remember they only have limited resources. 12 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/68 Telegram from WSC to His Excellency Alexander Korysis [Athens, Greece] thanking him warmly for his telegram on the capture of Benghazi [Libya]. 12 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/69 Letter from WSC to [Ernest] George Hicks [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works] on a misunderstanding: "the home ought to be built around the workman's wife, and ought not to be beyond what she can manage ... It is no good building homes for working people which really require a servant or outside help to keep going". 13 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/70 Letter from WSC to Mrs C E Norman thanking her for her gift of 1000 pounds of Defence bonds towards the war effort. 13 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/71 Letter from WSC to Cecil King [Director, Daily Mirror] agreeing to a meeting. 13 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/72 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] thanking him for his letter of congratulations on the capture of Benghazi [Libya]. 13 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/73 Telegram from WSC to Professor Nicholas Murray Butler [New York, United States] regretting that he cannot authorise funds for Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland despite her illness and difficulties. 13 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/74 Letter from WSC to the Chinese Ambassador [Quo Tai-chi] thanking him for his letter, and expressing WSC's personal admiration for Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's leadership. [Carbon]. 13 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/75-76 Letter from WSC to Sir John Squire thanking him for his letter on the Home Guard and agreeing that a dress rehearsal for invasion is a very good idea. 14 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/77-78 Letter from WSC to Alan Robbins [News Editor of the Times] with apologies "about Sunday" and a broadcast by WSC. 14 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/79 Letter from WSC to Alan Peck thanking him for his gift of 10,000 pounds, and his interest-free loan to the Treasury of 50,000 pounds. 15 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/80-81 Letter from WSC to Frederick Pethick-Lawrence [MP for East Edinburgh, Scotland] on Scottish Nationalist objections to the use of the word "England" instead of "Britain". 15 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/82 Letter from WSC to Michiels van Verduynen [Ambassador of the Netherlands to Britain] thanking him for the cigars. 15 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/83 Letter from WSC to Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] thanking him for his letter. 15 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/84 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister for Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] asking him for a decision of the ferrying over of United States aircraft. 17 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/85 Letter from WSC to Ethel, Lady Desborough thanking her for the memoir on "Evan" [? Sir Evan Charteris]. 17 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/86 Letter from WSC to Arthur Greenwood [Minister without Portfolio] suggesting that adding another four members to the post-war reconstruction committee would be a mistake. [See CHAR 20/21A/49 - 53 ]. 17 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/87 Letter from WSC to Harold Laski thanking him for his letter. 17 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/88 Letter from WSC to the Honorary Secretary of the Press Gallery, House of Commons, declining an invitation to attend a luncheon. 18 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/89 Letter from WSC to Sir Donald Somervell [Attorney- General] asking him to introduce the Members' Disqualification Bill in the House of Commons. 19 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/90-91 Letter from WSC to [Harold] Vincent Tewson [Assistant Secretary, Trades Union Congress] on Fire Precaution Orders; Government did not consult the Trades Union Congress due to the extraordinary circumstances of the incendiary bombing of London. 20 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/92-95 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Belgium [Hubert Pierlot] apologising and assuring him that although he feels Belgium should have adhered closer to the Allied cause, British Governments of the 1930's were equally to blame for their uncertain leadership in Europe. [2 copies]. 21 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/96 Letter from WSC to the Town Clerk, Auckland City Council [New Zealand] thanking him for the gifts sent on behalf of the Maori race. 21 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/97 Letter from WSC to Mrs. Harold Payne thanking her for her gift of 1,000 pounds towards the war effort. 21 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/98 Letter from WSC to Lady Augusta Spencer-Churchill informing her of his meeting with the delegates from the United States. 21 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/99 Letter from WSC to W Horsfall Carter thanking him for his letter. 21 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21A/100 Letter from WSC to Major David Davies [Deputy Editor, the News of the World] requiring to know whether a proposed gathering would be public or private. 22 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/101 Letter from WSC to Rupert Beckett agreeing [with disapprobation] on the subject of J B Priestley's activities. [Carbon]. 22 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/102 Letter from WSC to Frank E Beresford [artist] thanking him for the portraits of the Royal Family. 23 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/103 Letter from WSC to Ronald Cross [Minister of Shipping] reassuring him over unfavourable articles in the Daily Mail and other newspapers blaming him for problems with imports. 23 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/104 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on new regulations concerning rationing with a penalty of imprisonment for mixing foodstuffs such as meat and fish. 25 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/105 Letter from WSC to Major David Davies [Deputy Editor, the News of the World] declining to take the chair at the gathering but proposing to come as a guest and say a few words about "our friend". 26 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/106 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Weigall accepting the invitation to become President of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association. 26 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/107-108 Letter from WSC to Ronald Cross [Minister of Shipping] advising he will not be able to see the Ministry of Shipping Advisory Council, but some of the needs to be discussed will be met by the Import Executive under Sir Andrew Duncan [Minister of Supply]. 28 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/109 Letter from WSC to Gordon Touche accepting the invitation to succeed Neville Chamberlain as President of the United Club. 28 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/110 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Harmsworth on petrol rationing and points raised by [? Sir] Joseph Davies. 28 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/111 Letter from WSC to the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth [Sir Denis Daley] on points connected with the War Damages Bill, particularly the issue of mortgages on houses which have been destroyed. 28 Feb 1941
CHAR 20/21B/112 Old file cover, annotated. Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/113-114 Letter from WSC to Christine, Lady Oliphant [earlier Christine, Lady Churchill] informing her that attempts for an exchange with Germany of prisoners of war has broken down due to German obstruction and evasion; Sir G Warner [? Sir George Warner] did his best. 01 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/115-116 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on regulation of foodstuffs; asks him to consult the Cabinet before embarking on any new schemes. 02 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/117 Letter from WSC to Major Kermit Roosevelt regretting that his medical record advises he is unfit for action. 02 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/118 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield on distribution of awards, especially the George Medal. 03 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/119 Letter from WSC to Sir Roland Oliver [Judge of High Court of Justice] thanking him for the reports he prepared on the Convoy question. 03 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/120 Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Mander advising him that a Select Committee will be set up "to consider the problems involved". Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/121 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] advising him that he has forwarded de Gaulle's letter of February 24 to General Maxime Weygand [Governor-General of Algeria and Delegate-General of Vichy Government in French Africa] as requested. 04 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/122 Letter from WSC to Captain Francesco Terry thanking him for his letter. 06 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/123 Letter from WSC to the Mayor of Canterbury [F C Lefevre] thanking him for the photographs of the plaque executed by W Day; promises to forward a copy to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] along with suggestions about new Air Training Corps. 06 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/124 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] informing him that the United States Government would welcome a visit and the President [Franklin Roosevelt] would be happy to receive him. 06 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/125 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for the news that the British couriers dropped in Poland reached their objectives safely. [Carbon]. 06 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/126 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame], thanking him for his letter on measures for combating gossip at sea ports. [carbon]. 06 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/127 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] regretting he is unable to help in a proposal made in letter of March 3. [Carbon]. 06 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/128 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander- in-Chief, Polish Army] informing him that the Canadian Government would be happy to welcome a visit. 07 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/129 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Fitz Alan [earlier Lord Edmund Fitzalan-Howard] acknowledging his views on the new Chairman of the British Council [? 1st Lord Tyrrell]. 08 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/130 Letter from WSC to Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip] thanking him for the message from the Central Council of the Scottish Unionist Association. 08 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/131 Letter from WSC to the United States Ambassador to Britain [John Winant] thanking him for his letter about a message received from Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States]. 08 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/132 Letter from WSC to Captain Sir Ian Fraser regretting that only officers on the active service list may wear uniform and an exception cannot be made even in the case of blinded officers. 09 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/133 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel John Mayhew advising him that consideration is being given to his suggestion that a distinction be made between those doing heavy manual labour and those on light or sedentary work. 09 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/134-135 Letter from WSC to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander] advising that, at the suggestion of Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] should be sent to explain British import and shipping needs to the United States Government. 10 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/136 Letter from WSC to Sir Andrew Duncan [Minister of Supply] ascertaining whether there would be any objection to Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] becoming a member of the British Supply Council in the United States. 10 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/137-138 Letter from WSC to the Minister of Shipping, Ronald Cross, advising him of the suggestion by Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] that Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] should be sent to explain British import and shipping needs to the United States Government and asking for his agreement. 10 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/139 Letter from WSC to J S Middleton declining to contribute a preface to the film of "Love on the Dole", but he appreciates the suggestion by Walter Greenwood. 11 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/140 Letter from WSC to the United States Ambassador to Britain [John Winant] thanking him for the personal message from Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, about the passing of the [Lend-Lease] Bill. [Copy]. 11 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/141 Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Salter [Head of British Merchant Shipping Mission to the United States] informing him that during his mission he should keep his Ministerial Office as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Shipping, and that he will be proposed as a Privy Counsellor. [Copy]. 12 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/142 Letter from WSC to [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams noting his comments about comparative rewards of soldiers and trade unionists. 12 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/143-145 Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Salter [Head of British Merchant Shipping Mission to the United States] informing him of his mission to convince the United States Government of the assistance required with merchant shipping and increase of tonnage, inform them of the measures already taken and supervise the handling of technical questions arising from the shipbuilding programme. 12 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/146-148 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] informing him that it was not desirable to have land mines with parachute attachments discussed in the press; censors have kept them secret to avoid giving Germany a huge advantage. 12 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/149-150 Letter from WSC to George Gibson [Chairman, Trades Union Congress General Council] on his comments about the 1927 [Trade Disputes and Trade Union] Act; suggests the matter be left in abeyance until post-war reconstruction when Parliament can consider issues other than winning the war. 12 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/151 Letter from WSC to A E Somers [Sterling Armament Company Limited] thanking him for the first Lanchester Sub-Machine Gun made by his company. 14 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/152 Letter from WSC to Marie, Lady Byng thanking her for her contribution of 5,000 pounds to buy a Spitfire. 14 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/153 Letter from WSC to Isaac Foot thanking him for his complimentary review of WSC's book of speeches ["Into Battle"]. 14 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/154 Administrative note from George Dodds [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sheila Minto [Secretary to WSC]. 21 Mar [1941]
CHAR 20/21B/155 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister for Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] on enclosure relating to an undisclosed matter over which there has been a hitch. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/156-158 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Emerson [Commissioner for Defence, Newfoundland, Canada] reassuring him about the leasing of bases in British territory to the United States; "a symbol of co-operation between the great democracies in defence of liberty and all that they hold dear" so Newfoundland should accept the deal as "one more example of what she is ready to do for the sake of the Empire, of liberty and of the welfare of all mankind". 22 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/159-160 Letter from WSC to the Bishop of London [Geoffrey Fisher] on the difficulties of urging employers to respect Sunday observance and the Day of National Prayer. 22 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/161 Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] on the appointment of the High Commissioner for Palestine [Sir Harold MacMichael] which was made for five years from March 1938. 23 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/162 Letter from WSC to the United States Ambassador to Britain [John Winant] thanking him for his suggestion that Sir Frederick Leith-Ross [Director-General, Ministry of Economic Warfare] should accompany Professor Noel Hall [Minister in charge of War Trade Department, British Embassy, Washington] on his mission to the United States, however Noel Hall departed on 20 March. 23 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/163 Letter from WSC to the President of the Royal Society [Sir Henry Dale] accepting the proposal of nomination to the society. 24 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/164 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield endorsing his point on the use of the British Empire Medal as a reward for civil gallantry which does not reach the George Medal standard. 25 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/165-166 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Maclay [former Minister of Shipping] on his memorandum about the Ministry of Shipping, reassuring him that the Ministry and Admiralty are on far better terms than during the last war. Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/167 Letter from WSC to Harold Laski thanking him for the copy of his letter to the New York Times and referring him to Cassell and Company Limited for translations of WSC's war speeches. 25 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/168 Letter from WSC to Major Kermit Roosevelt regretfully informing him that as he is medically unfit for service he cannot be recommended for a place on a minesweeper. 25 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/169 Letter from WSC to Sir Donald Somervell [Attorney-General] thanking him for his report on the arrest of Vice-Admiral Emile Muselier [Commander-in-Chief of Free French Naval Forces]; assumes that no further action will be necessary apart from the prosecution of Collin and Meffre. 25 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/170 Letter from WSC to the United States Ambassador to Britain [John Winant] thanking him for the message from Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States. 25 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/171-172 Letter from WSC to Sir Gavin Simonds, Judge of the High Court of Justice, on the 5th Report of the Select Committee on National Expenditure and questions in the House of Commons arising asking him to establish whether there is a prima facie case of any serious offence having been committed such as waste or extravagance in construction of camps. 27 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/173 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] congratulating him on his broadcast. 28 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/174 Letter from WSC to William Elger [General Secretary of the Scottish Trades Union Congress General Council] on the Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act, 1927; refers him to the answer given to George Wilson [CHAR 20/21B/149 - 150]. 28 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/175-176 Letter from WSC to Lawrence Holt on shipping problems; does not think laying up ships in Canada or the United States would be advisable. 28 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/177 Letter from WSC to Harry Crookshank [Financial Secretary to the Treasury] expressing displeasure at his non-co-operation on the easement of the Sunday opening of theatres. 28 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/178 Letter from WSC to Major David Davies [Deputy Editor, News of the World] on a misleading article, entitled "With plenty of bombs we shall smash Berlin" [Germany] about WSC's most recent broadcast [9 February 1941 "Give us the tools"]. 30 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/179 Letter from WSC to Lucien Pissarro thanking him for the gift of his father's picture "Anse des Pilotes, Le Havre", which will be donated to the National Gallery [London]. 30 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/180 Letter from WSC to Francis Howard thanking him for his letter. 31 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/21B/181 Old file cover. Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/182 Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] on the awarding of honours: it would not possible to give a privy councillorship to Charles Ammon as political honours are not being awarded; David Grenfell [Secretary for Mines], as a minister is eligible, however then [John] Llewellin [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Aircraft Production] would have to receive consideration. 01 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/183 Letter from WSC to Rear-Admiral Maitland Boucher advising that complaints of unjust treatment from a serving Naval Officer should be made to the Admiralty. 02 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/184 Letter from WSC to Sir Iain Colquhoun offering him the office of Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 02 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/185 Letter from WSC to Sir Herbert Williams thanking him for his letter about the possibility of transfer of imports to faster freighters in order to avoid bringing slower ships into dangerous waters. [see CHAR 20/21B/216 - 219 for report]. 04 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/186-187 Letter from WSC to Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, enclosing a reply from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken], agreeing with Menzies's proposal that "aircraft capacity should be built up in every Dominion". 04 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/188 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of York [William Temple] acknowledging his letter about Good Friday observance. 05 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/189 Letter from WSC to Captain M L Bose thanking him for his letter and the photograph of General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]. 05 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/190 Letter from WSC to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands accepting his invitation to lunch. 05 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/191 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Albert Stern thanking him for his letter. 05 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/192-193 Letter from WSC to the United States Ambassador to Britain [John Winant] thanking him for his letter on diplomatic arrangements surrounding the leasing of air bases on British territory in Newfoundland [Canada], Bermuda and Trinidad to the United States. 08 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/194 Letter from WSC to Sir William Fraser [? later 1st Lord Strathalmond] on the courageous behaviour of survivors of S S British Premier. 10 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/195 Letter from WSC to the Acting General Secretary, Transport and General Workers' Union [Arthur Deakin] assuring that the adjustment of the Service pay and allowances of men serving with the Armed forces and in disability pensions is under review. 10 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/196 Letter from WSC to Sir John Latham thanking him for his letter. 14 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/197-198 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Polish Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] on the general's desire to send General Bohusz Szyszko on a Polish Military Mission to the Middle East; General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] regrets that General Kopanski had already nominated Colonel Orski as Polish Liaison Officer. 15 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/199 Letter from WSC to Bishop [Herbert] Hensley Henson [Canon of Westminster Abbey, London] accepting his resignation with regret. 16 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21B/200 Letter from WSC to the Honorary Secretary of the Ellesborough Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, declining the invitation to become President of the Club. 18 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/201 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure] on the tenth report of the committee, advising that it would be preferable for criticisms to be made as a memorandum to the War Cabinet rather than making public matters of use to the enemy. 19 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/202 Letter from WSC to Queen Mary: "I have the honour to comply with Your Majesty's gracious request" [unspecified]. 19 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/203 Letter from WSC to [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich advising him to avoid spending so much time away from London as comments have been passed on his "trying to run the Ministry of Information from Bognor" [Sussex]. [See CHAR 20/25/105 for a further copy]. 19 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/204 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Reith [Minister of Works and Buildings] thanking him for the account of work carried out by the Ministry of Works and Buildings since its formation in October 1940. 20 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/205 Letter from WSC to the President of Poland [Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz] thanking him for the copy of his letter sent to the Pope. 20 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/206 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield [Special Assistant Commissioner for Hampshire] hoping he will be able to fit co-ordination of the Gallantry Recommendations in with his new functions in South Hampshire. 22 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/207-208 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Stanhope [earlier Lord Mahon] offering him the position of Chairman of the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries following the death of Evan Charteris. 22 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/209-210 Letter from WSC to Arthur Greenwood [Minister without Portfolio] regretting that King George VI will not be able to attend the Jubilee Anniversary of the Lobby Journalists Luncheon. 23 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/211-212 Letter from WSC to Ivan Soubbotitch [Ivan Soubotic, Yugoslavian Ambassador to Britain] advising him that the British Minister in Greece [Sir Michael Palairet] had been instructed to aid in the evacuation of Yugoslav personnel from Greece. 26 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/213 Letter from WSC to Major-General John Kennedy [Director of Military Operations, War Office] on a recent conversation: "I do not agree with your views but you were perfectly entitled to express them". 29 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/214 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Lee of Fareham inviting him to, join the Board of Trustees of the National Gallery. 29 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/215 Letter from WSC to Sir Gavin Simonds, Judge of the High Court of Justice, thanking him for his report on the construction of militia camps, which will allay public anxiety. 30 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/216-219 Letter from WSC to Sir Herbert Williams enclosing a report on the trans-shipment of goods into fast freighters when passing through shipping danger zones; schemes have been put into operation wherever possible. [See CHAR 20/21B/185 for initial answer to Williams's enquiry]. 30 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/21C/220 Old file cover. May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/221 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Stanhope [earlier Lord Mahon] advising that the difficulty over accepting the Chairmanship of the Standing Committee [on Museums and Galleries] might be overcome by letting 6th Lord Ilchester [earlier Lord Stavordale] act as Chairman for discussions involving the National Maritime Committee, of which Stanhope is also a Trustee. 02 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/222-223 Letter from WSC to Captain [Basil] John Peto, Conservative candidate for the King's Norton by-election [Birmingham], replacing Ronald Cartland who was killed in action. 03 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/224 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] thanking him for the report on the work of the Production Executive. 05 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/225 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord McGowan [Chairman, Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, ICI] thanking him for the advance copy of the Statement of the Annual General Meeting [? of ICI]. 05 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/226 Letter from WSC to Milo Warner [United States] thanking him for his letter about the report of the Legion Mission to England. 06 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/227 Letter from WSC to [Frederick] Seymour Cocks thanking him for the copy of his poem published in the Times. 07 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/228 Letter from WSC to James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] thanking and congratulating him on a successful lobby on his first day in the House of Commons. 08 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/229 Letter from WSC to Cardinal Arthur Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminster, thanking him for his letter. 09 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/230 Letter from WSC to John Marchbank, General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen advising him that his queries about Railway Negotiating Machinery are being considered. 07 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/231 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] on an enclosed file [missing] of newspaper cuttings by John Gordon [? Director, Beaverbrook Newspapers Limited] "a most mischievous writer". 10 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/232-233 Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] informing him that Ambassadors do not automatically become Privy Councillors and criticisms have been made of the abilities of Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] by Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] amongst others, but if Eden is adamant WSC will submit Lampson's name to King George VI. 13 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/234 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] informing him that his criticisms have been passed to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander]. 14 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/235 Letter from WSC to Samuel Hughes [Secretary] of the Free Church Federal Council, thanking him for his complimentary letter on a recent parliamentary debate. 14 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/236 Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] expressing pleasure at the King's message to South Africa over the [Field Marshal's] baton given to Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]. 16 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/237 Letter from WSC to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] on Derby's queries about rationing to the Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis]. 16 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/238-239 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on Bevin's correspondence with Arthur Greenwood [Minister without Portfolio] on membership of the Reconstruction Problems Committee. 19 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/240-241 Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman [former Special Representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in Britain] thanking him for his government's generosity in making available 6 DC2s and 14 Lodestars for the service between Takoradi [Gold Coast, later Ghana] and Cairo [Egypt], with suggested routes for delivery of the aircraft. 20 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/242 Letter from WSC to Sir Adam Maitland [MP for Faversham, Kent] thanking him for the message of support from the North Kent Conservative and Unionist Association. 20 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/243 Letter from WSC to G M Olivier thanking him for the donation of 2,000 dollars towards the purchase of a Spitfire. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/244 Letter from WSC to the United States Ambassador to Britain [John Winant] asking him to forward a personal message to a relative of WSC's, Lieutenant Guest, serving in the United States Navy. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/245 Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Cory-Wright thanking him for releasing Frederick Leathers [Minister of War Transport] from his place in the firm [William Cory and Sons] to serve the Government. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/246 Letter from WSC to Kenneth Lindsay thanking him for sending a memorandum about his conversation with Rudolf Hess [Deputy Leader of the Nazi Party] in 1936. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/247-248 Letter from WSC to Captain Leonard Gammans, candidate for the Hornsey [London] by-election advising him to ignore the independent candidate Noel Pemberton Billing. [Copy]. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/249 Letter from WSC to Richard Bennett proposing that he be nominated for a Viscounty. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/250 Letter from WSC to Sir Wilfrid Greene [Master of the Rolls] proposing that he be nominated for a Barony. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/251 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] proposing that he be appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/252 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] proposing that he be appointed a Member of the Order of Companions of Honour. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/253 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Tizard proposing that he be appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. 21 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/254 Letter from WSC to Harold Wynn proposing that he be appointed Bishop of Ely following the resignation of Bernard Heywood. 22 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/255 Letter from WSC to Thomas Loveday [Vice-Chancellor, Bristol University] proposing that he be nominated for a knighthood; hopes he will accept the honour this time rather than declining. 24 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/256 Letter from WSC to Jan Masaryk [Deputy Prime Minister, Czechoslovak Government] thanking him for the copy of "Two Years of German Oppression in Czechoslovakia". 25 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/257 Letter from WSC to the Polish Ambassador to Britain [Count Edward Raczynski] expressing gratitude for the kind messages received after his broadcast [3 May] to the people of Poland. 25 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/258 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Rushcliffe [earlier Henry Betterton] proposing that he be nominated for the honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 26 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/259 Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman [former Special Representative of Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, in Britain] thanking him for his letter on the delivery of 6 DC2s and 14 Lockheed transports for Bathurst. 28 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/260 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Nuffield [earlier William Morris] proposing that he be nominated for the honour of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. 28 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/261 Letter from WSC to Vincent Massey [High Commissioner for Canada in Britain] proposing that he should be recommended for a position on the Privy Council. 29 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/262 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] thanking him for his congratulations on the sinking of the Bismarck. 29 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/263 Letter from WSC to Captain Hugh Frewen thanking him for his letter offering his services, which will be taken up if required. 29 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/264 Letter from WSC to Sir Percy Harris [Deputy Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] expressing pleasure that the Liberal Party endorsed the Government's policy on conscription in Northern Ireland. 31 May 1941
CHAR 20/21C/265 Old file cover. Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/266 Letter from WSC to Sir Dennis Herbert [later 1st Lord Hemingford] asking to be excused from giving evidence to a committee [unspecified] as he is too busy "to give the matter the thought it deserves". 01 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/267 Letter from WSC to Reginald Baxter thanking him for forwarding a letter from Frazier Jelke. 01 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/268 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] informing him that WSC's duties as Minister of Defence involve making senior appointments in the Fighting Services, and Sinclair's objections to WSC's request should be reconsidered. 02 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/269 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] agreeing that 1st Lord Reith, as Minister of Works and Buildings, should be invited to become a member of the Production Executive. 02 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/270 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] suggesting that 1st Lord Monsell [earlier Bolton Eyres-Monsell] be appointed to one of the Deputy Regional Commissioner [for Civil Defence] posts. [Copy]. 03 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/271 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for his memorandum on the possibility of a German attack on the Soviet Union. 04 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/272 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] discussing a recent broadcast by Bevin on aid given by the Labour Party to the National effort. 04 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/273 Letter from WSC to Joseph Davies [United States] thanking him for his kind letter about WSC's broadcasts. 05 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/274 Letter from WSC to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Violet, Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] thanking her for her letter. 05 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/275 Letter from WSC to Sir Dennis Herbert [later 1st Lord Hemingford] thanking him for accepting WSC's refusal to appear before the Select Committee. 07 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/276-277 Letter from WSC to Sir Annesley Somerville informing him that a memorandum on requisitioning of property had been drawn up to clarify Government policy. 11 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/278 Letter from WSC to Ronald Tree [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] thanking him for his letter on British propaganda in the United States. 11 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/279 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Reith [Minster of Works and Buildings] thanking him for sending coloured glass from the windows of the Houses of Parliament collected by George Hicks [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works]. 14 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/280 Letter from WSC to the Secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties thanking him for his letter on the resolution [unspecified] adopted by the National Delegate Conference on the Freedom of the Press. 14 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/281 Letter from WSC to the Maharajah Sir Joodha Shumshere Jung Bahadur Rana [Prime Minister of Nepal] suggesting that Britain may be able to comply with Nepal's request for assistance although in a form other than requested. 14 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/282 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Douglas Hacking [Chairman of the Conservative Party] with a letter to be passed on to 1st Lord Windlesham [Vice- Chairman of the Conservative Party, earlier George Hennessy]. 15 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/283-284 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] proposing that 400 Polish officers be involved in an expanded force in West Africa, to include additional mechanized reconnaissance units, anti-tank units, infantry and ancillary services. 15 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/285 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Elibank thanking him for his letter on propaganda. 15 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/286 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Robert Williams thanking him for his kind letter. 16 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/287 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Monsell [earlier Bolton Eyres-Monsell] inviting him to be appointed a Deputy Commissioner [for Civil Defence] in one of the regions. 16 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/288-289 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Windlesham [earlier George Hennessy] asking him to resign as Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party Organization as he wishes the post to be filled by Thomas Dugdale [Deputy Chief Whip, later 1st Lord Crathorne] in order to effect a closer liaison between Central Office and the House of Commons. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/290-292 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] answering requests: aircraft cannot be provided for Polish use during the short summer nights as they cannot make the return journey in darkness; the request for 600,000 pounds for subversive work in the Allied interest by Polish organizations will be met; the United States Government would resent the use of Polish colonies in the United States and Latin America. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/293 Letter from WSC to Rupert Brabner thanking him for his note on the Air Route between Britain, Takoradi [Gold Coast, later Ghana] and Egypt. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/294 Letter from WSC to the Headmaster of St John's Senior School, Epping [Essex] thanking him for the pupils' donation of 61 pounds for the war effort. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/295 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Allom thanking him for his kind letter. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/296 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for his letter. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/297 Letter from WSC to Arthur Woodburn [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Scotland] informing him that there is nothing further to say on the matter they have discussed. 18 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/298 Letter from WSC to Jacques Duchesne [Michel Saint- Denis, head of French section, BBC] thanking him for his translation of WSC's speech to the Allied Representatives on 12 June ["Our stolid, stubborn strength"]. 20 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/299 Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer [Director of Cement, Ministry of Works and Buildings, later 3rd Lord Selborne] thanking him for his letter on the Light, Fuel and Power Ministry. 21 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/300-302 Letter from WSC to the Leader of the House of Lords [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] thanking the Lords on behalf of the House of Commons for their generosity in placing their Chambers at the disposal of the Commons. 22 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/303 Letter from WSC to Samuel Kaplan thanking him for his gift of cigars. 22 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/304 Letter from WSC to General Sir Alan Brooke [Commander-in-Chief Home Forces, later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] thanking him for his comments on an article on invasion in Picture Post by Thomas Wintringham. 23 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/305 Letter from WSC to James de Rothschild offering him a position on the Board of Trustees of the Wallace Collection. 23 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/306 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Somers [earlier Arthur Somers Cocks] regretting that he will be unable to write a forward to his record of Boy Scout activities during the war. 23 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/307 Letter from WSC to General Sir George Jeffreys thanking him for his letter. 24 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/308 Letter from WSC to Ronald Tree asking if he would accept nomination to the Board of Trustees of the Wallace Collection. 24 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/309 Letter from WSC to Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick [Ministry of War Transport representative in Argentina, Uruguay and Chile] on his work in Argentina and his recent appointment as Counsellor in the Diplomatic Service. [See CHAR 20/25/16 for Burton-Chadwick's letter]. 25 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/310 Letter from WSC to Eduard Benes [President of the Czechoslovak Republic] thanking him for his telegram. 25 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/311 Letter from WSC to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London [Frank Horton] on the future of Royal Holloway College. 25 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/312-314 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of State, earlier Max Aitken] discussing: private opinions of Sir Andrew Duncan [Minister of Supply]: "I merely reported to you that he had obtained the impression that you thought he was "complacent""; Beaverbrook's desire to retire in January 1942, and ministerial appointments [For copy see CHAR 20/24/33 - 35]. 28 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/315 Letter from WSC to John Winant, United States Ambassador to Britain, on a report that the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] had agreed to send arms to Ireland if she would defend herself from German attack. 28 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/21C/316 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Ebbisham [Vice-Grand Master, Primrose League, earlier George Blades] thanking him for the support expressed by the Grand Council of the Primrose League. 28 Jun 1941