Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/22A-C

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Date: Jul 1941 - Dec 1941

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CHAR 20/22A/1 Old file cover. Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/2 Letter from WSC to Monsieur Halbisch [Batavia, now Djakarta, Java] thanking him for the gift of cigars. 02 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/3 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Maugham regretting to hear of his resignation due to ill-health from the office of Lord of Appeal of the Ordinary. 02 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/4 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] on the Resolution of the Church Assembly about war aims. 02 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/5 Letter from WSC to John Lawson [Deputy Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, Northern Region] thanking him for his impressions of the meetings addressed by Rear-Admiral Sir Edward Evans [London Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence, later 1st Lord Mountevans]. 02 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/6 Letter from WSC to J Alfred Spender on improvements in the Ministry of Information and the Prime Minster's role. 03 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/7 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the information that Randolph Churchill has been attached to the party of Averell Harriman. 03 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/8 Letter from WSC to Quentin Reynolds expressing admiration for his recent broadcast. 05 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/9 Letter from WSC to J McCabery thanking him for his donation of 4 months' overtime money towards the war-effort. 06 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/10 Letter from WSC to Lord Macmillan asking whether he would accept the nomination for the office of Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, as replacement for 1st Lord Maugham. 07 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/11 Letter from WSC to Lord Macmillan [Chairman, Political Honours Scrutiny Committee] on the need to elevate 4 Labour members to the House of Lords to redress the balance "for the effectual conduct of Debates". 09 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/12 Letter from WSC to [James] Moir Mackenzie thanking him for his letter. 09 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/13 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon, Lord Chancellor, asking if he will co-operate with an enquiry by Sir John Singleton into the relative strengths of the British and German Air Forces, as was conducted in November 1940. 10 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/14 Letter from WSC to General Sir George Jeffreys thanking him for his letter about Civil Defence. 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/15 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Weir [former Director-General of Explosives, Ministry of Supply] thanking him for an explanation of why he left the Ministry of Supply. 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/16 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for the generous gift from the Polish people of 1150l 1s 11d to be used for the restoration of the Guildhall [London]. 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/17 Letter from WSC to Charles Dolley thanking him for his letter. 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/18-22 Letter from WSC to Joan Vickers thanking her for her letter on the burial of civilian war casualties and enclosing a memorandum on the subject. 12 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/23 Letter from WSC to the Secretary-Treasurer, Mutual Fire Underwriters' Association of Ontario [Canada] thanking him for the generous gift from the member companies which will be used for relief of British victims of enemy action. 12 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/24-26 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on controversy surrounding Bevin's apparent reluctance to use "pressure against workpeople who fail in their duty"; WSC suggests shirkers should be put into military service and advises Bevin to discuss the matter with Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure]. 13 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/27 Letter from WSC to William Lawther, Durham Miners' Association, thanking the members for their pledge to the Government to assist the people of the Soviet Union in their struggle against Nazi aggression. 13 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/28 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] wishing him success in negotiations with the Soviet Ambassador [to Britain, Ivan Maisky], as a "Polish-Soviet understanding is of immense and urgent importance to the common cause". 14 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/29-30 Letter from WSC to Cyril Lloyd on the death of Lieutenant Dudley Joel, whose Dudley constituency [Worcestershire] Lloyd is candidate for in the next by-election. 15 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/31 Letter from WSC to Prince Vladimir Obolensky advising him that great attention is being given to the means of giving assistance to the Soviet Union. 16 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/32-33 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hankey asking him to give up the Chancellorship of the Duchy of Lancaster in favour of [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich], outgoing Minister of Information; offers Hankey Postmaster-Generalship with a salary and rank of Cabinet Minister not in War Cabinet. 18 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/34 Letter from WSC to Harold Nicolson asking him to vacate his Office as Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Information and become a member of the Board of Governors of the BBC instead. 18 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/35 Telegram from WSC to [Frederick] Seymour Cocks thanking him for his "all too flattering but none the less greatly valued tribute". [Draft]. 20 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/36 Letter from WSC to Stella, Dowager Lady Reading [later Stella, Baroness Swanborough] thanking her for her letter of support. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/37 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon, Lord Chancellor, thanking him for arranging the release of Sir John Singleton for the enquiry into the comparative strength of the British and German Air Forces. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/38 Letter from WSC to Lord Gibson thanking him for his letter and wishing him success in his work as Chairman of the Scottish Land Court. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/39 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Dudley [earlier Lord Ednam] hoping to visit his region of Birmingham and Coventry [Warwickshire] soon. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/40 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trades Unions] regretting that men cannot be released from the armed forces into industry as invasion season is approaching [includes confidential figures]. 26 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/41 Letter from WSC to [Frederick] Seymour Cocks thanking him for his letter and the enclosed verses [not present]. 26 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/42 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for his observations on military developments in the East. 27 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/43 Letter from WSC to Rupert Brabner thanking him for his letter. 27 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/44 Letter from WSC to George Mathers [Scottish Labour Whip] thanking him for his letter and the petition signed by 68,000 Church people and others of the Scottish Temperance Alliance. 28 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/45-46 Letter from WSC to Sir John Singleton thanking him for resuming the enquiry into the comparative strengths of the RAF and the German Air Force, and asking for the figures by the end of the week. 30 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/47 Letter from WSC to Harold Laski thanking him for the quotation from the Thurloe papers of 1656. 31 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/22A/48 Old file cover. Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/49 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood regretting to hear of his trouble in the United States, particularly as it interferes with a proposal made by WSC. 01 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/50 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] with proposals for the vacant Bishoprics: the Bishop of Southwark [Richard Godfrey] to Hereford; Frederick Cockin, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral [London] to be Bishop of Southwark; Noel Hudson [Assistant Bishop of St Albans] to be Bishop of Newcastle; [Frank] Russell Barry [Canon of Westminster] to be Dean of St. Paul's and William Cash, Prebendary of St Paul's, to be Bishop of Worcester. 05 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/51-52 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] on the numbers of tanks and Anti-Aircraft weaponry in Northern Ireland. 09 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/53 Letter from WSC to the Marques del Moral thanking him for his letter about the determination of people living in South London. 19 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/54 Letter from WSC to Marie, Lady Willingdon [earlier Marie Freeman-Thomas] on the death of her husband 1st Lord Willingdon [earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas, former Viceroy of India]. 19 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/55 Telegram from WSC to Adolph Malan thanking him for his letter. [Draft]. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/56 Telegram from WSC to Sir Henry Strakosch with congratulations [on his marriage]. [Draft]. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/57 Letter from WSC to John Bartholomew [Chairman and Cartographical Head of Geographical Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland] thanking him for the maps. 20 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/58 Letter from WSC to Sir Percy Harris [Deputy Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] thanking him for his letter but explaining that "it would be most inconvenient to have the Eight Points voted as a resolution by the House". 21 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/59-60 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Weir in answer to a letter on adapting production to strategic needs. 21 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/61 Letter from WSC to Eduard Benes [President of the Czechoslovak Republic] thanking him for the album of photographs of the Czechoslovakian Army in training. 22 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/62-63 Letter from WSC to Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] on a memorandum and a declaration on Christian Education. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/64 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] thanking him for his letter about WSC's meeting [at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, Canada] with Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States]. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/65 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sergej Ingr thanking him for the copy of "Czechoslovakia Fights for Freedom". 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/66-70 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia [? General Dusan Simovic] advising that once an army has been recruited and a more accurate estimate can be made of equipment required, the British and United States Governments will consider applications for supplies; with memorandum from United States on present position of Yugoslav forces. 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/71 Letter from WSC to General Sir John Dill thanking him for sending a copy of "Forty Centuries Look Down". 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/72 Letter from WSC to Walter Elliot thanking him for sending a copy of "The Northern Garrisons". 25 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/73 Letter from WSC to Sir John Kerr thanking him for his letter on war camouflage. 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/74-75 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia [General Dusan Simovic] pledging that Britain and her Allies will do all they can to resist their common enemy and co-operation with the Yugoslav patriots of Split will be sympathetically examined. 27 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/76 Letter from WSC to Group Captain W H Primrose thanking him for the album of photographs of WSC's visit to Iceland. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/77-79 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] on the estimated strength of Polish forces which could be raised in the Soviet Union; assures him that the question of equipping the forces will be discussed at a conference in Moscow between the United States, Soviet Union and Britain. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/80 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bertrand thanking him for the quotation from General Maxime Weygand's Life of Turenne. 28 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/81 Letter from WSC to E D W Chaplin thanking him for a copy of his book about WSC's life at Harrow [School, Middlesex]. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/82 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the gramophone record which is being used in the American Defence Savings Campaign. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/83 Letter from WSC to Arni Jonsson thanking him for the translation of his article about WSC which appeared in Visir. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/84 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Lytton thanking him for notification of approval by the Executive Committee of the League of Nations Union for the joint declaration of co-operation issued by WSC and Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States]. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/85 Letter from WSC to [Charles] Howard Smith [British Minister at Reykjavik, Iceland] thanking him for his letter. 29 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/86 Letter from WSC to the Lord Provost of Glasgow [Patrick Dollan] thanking him for his letter. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/87 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Stanhope [earlier Lord Mahon] asking whether he will continue for a further 7 years as Chairman of the National Maritime Museum now that his term has expired. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/88 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood advising against raising the Question which they had discussed. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/89 Letter from WSC to Sir Ralph Wedgwood upon his retirement [as Chairman of] the Railway Executive Committee, thanking him for his services to the Government. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/90 Letter from WSC to Oliver [? Lyttelton, Minister of State in the Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] congratulating him on his good work; mentions General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] and General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French]. [Copy]. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/91 Letter from WSC to Robert Morgan advising that he should feel assured rather than "disquieted" about the favourable turn of affairs in Far East relations, particularly with Japan. 30 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/22A/92 Old file cover. Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/93 Letter from WSC to the Lord Mayor of London [Sir John Laurie] accepting a visit to the Mansion House. Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/94-95 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on reports in the international press about de Gaulle's "unfriendly attitude ... towards the British nation"; feels a meeting would not be useful until explanations have been offered. 02 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/96 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] informing him that King George VI has been notified of the submissions for the Bishoprics of Worcester and Hereford, Southwell, and Newcastle. 02 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/97 Letter from WSC to Margaret Purvis with sympathy on the death of her husband [Arthur Purvis, Chairman, British Supply Council in the United States]. 02 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/98 Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Mander [MP for East Wolverhampton, Staffordshire] thanking him for conveying the message of confidence from the East Wolverhampton Liberal Association. 03 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/99 Letter from WSC to Luke Fawcett [President, Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers] thanking him and [Ernest] George Hicks [former General Secretary, Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers] for the gift of a wallet sent on behalf of their Union. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22A/100 Letter from WSC to the Secretary of the British Imperial Comrades' Association thanking him for the message of confidence and support. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/101 Letter from WSC to the [William] Wilson Cash, [Prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral], informing him that the King has approved his appointment to the Bishopric of Worcester. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/102 Letter from WSC to Eric Milner-White, [Canon of Lincoln Cathedral] informing him that the King has approved his appointment to the Deanery of York. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/103 Letter from WSC to [Frank] Russell Barry [Canon of Westminster] informing him that the King has approved his appointment to the Bishopric of Southwell. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/104 Letter from WSC to the Bishop of Southwark [Richard Parsons] informing him that the King has approved his appointment to the Bishopric of Hereford. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/105 Letter from WSC to Noel Hudson [Assistant Bishop of St Albans] advising that the King has approved his appointment to the Bishopric of Newcastle. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/106 Letter from WSC to Mrs Campbell Schneider thanking her for the gift of cheese from Iceland. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/107 Letter from WSC to Clement Davies advising him that the statement to the House of Commons about assistance for the Soviet Union does not need to be made in Secret Session. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/108 Letter from WSC to Professor Douglas Savory thanking him for his letter. 04 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/109 Letter from WSC to Sir Thomas Middleton accepting his resignation as Vice-Chairman of the Development Commission, and expressing pleasure that he will stay on [as Chairman of] the Agricultural Research Council. 07 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/110 Letter from WSC to Mrs Reginald Fellowes [Daisy Fellowes] declining an invitation. 07 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/111 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Stanhope [earlier Lord Mahon] thanking him for agreeing to serve as Chairman of the National Maritime Museum. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/112-113 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Norway [Johan Nygaardsvold] asking him to reconsider a decision to withdraw Captain Rocher-Lund from Stockholm [Sweden] since he is very useful to the British Intelligence Services. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/114 Letter from WSC to Gordon Macdonald explaining that "I do not feel able to make such a declaration at the present time" [topic unspecified]. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/115-117 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] with a message from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa], to be reported to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States unofficially; encloses a letter from Sidney Waterson [High Commissioner for South Africa in London] to Secretary of State [for Dominion Affairs, Lord Cranborne, later 5th Lord Salisbury] dated 29 August 1941 with an long extract of a telegram from Smuts on the Allied situation in the war "We shall not win this war without active American assistance." [Copy]. 29 Aug 1941 - 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/118 Letter from WSC to Frederick Cockin [Canon of St Paul's Cathedral, London] accepting his refusal to be preferred to the Diocese of Southwark. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/119 Letter from WSC to Sir James Hawkey advising that arrangements are complete for the landing of tanks from the United States in British ports and it was decided not to install spiral runways in ships. 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/120 Letter from WSC to Flight-Lieutenant P H Hugo: "I am very glad it has been possible to meet the wishes of the [615 County of Surrey] squadron for a more active station". 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/121-122 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Athlone [earlier Alexander Cambridge] on Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada]'s successful visit to Britain and an incident where he was booed by Canadian soldiers. 12 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/123-124 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Addison on the separate responsibilities of the Development Committee and the Agricultural Research Council; the former confined to recommendations to the Treasury of how funds should be distributed. 12 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/125 Letter from WSC to Squadron Leader Norman Hulbert declining to be god-father to Hulbert's daughter. 16 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/126-127 Telegram from WSC to Alexander Spearman [Constitutional Club, Scarborough, Yorkshire] wishing him success as candidate in the coming by-election in the constituency of Scarborough and Whitby. [Draft]. 16 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/128 Letter from WSC to the President of the Simpangsche Societeit thanking him for the birthday gift and the donation towards the Spitfire Fund. 18 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/129-130 Letter from WSC to Arthur Colegate wishing him success as candidate in the coming by-election in the constituency of Wrekin [Shropshire]. 19 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/131 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] suggesting that the Trades Union Congress Mission to the Soviet Union be postponed until after the Anglo-United States Mission has completed its work, so as not to be over-shadowed. [Copy]. 20 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/132 Letter from WSC to Sir Ralph Wedgwood proposing that he be nominated for a Baronetcy in the New Year's Honours List in recognition of his services as Chairman of the Railway Executive Committee. 20 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/133 Letter from WSC to the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral [Walter Matthews] noting that there is no hurry in filling the vacancy and promising to "bear in mind what you say about Mr. Tasker" [? Randolph Tasker]. 21 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/134-135 Letter from WSC to Robert Tarran declining an invitation from the Sheriffs of Hull to attend a commemorative lunch in the Hull Guildhall [Yorkshire]. 21 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/136 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] on meetings between the Congress and unofficial representatives of the Conservative Party. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/137 Letter from WSC to Marie, Lady Willingdon reassuring her that he does not expect her to move out of Walmer Castle [Kent] despite his appointment as Warden of the Cinque Ports. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/138 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] informing him that notes on the formation of a Polish Army in the Soviet Union and an estimate of the military and economic situation in the Soviet Union have been referred to the Chiefs of Staff. 23 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/139 Letter from WSC to Reverend John Scott Lidgett informing him of the decision "that exemption from military service could not be granted to Officers of the Oxford Group Movement". 23 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/140 Letter from WSC to Hilary Saunders thanking him for the copy of "Bomber Command". 24 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/141 Letter from WSC to 8th Lord Albemarle [earlier Lord Bury] advising him that the Air Ministry have decided not to requisition his home at Quidenham [Norfolk]. 25 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/142 Telegram from WSC to the Commanding Officer, 5th Cinque Ports Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment thanking him for his greeting. [Draft]. 26 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/143-144 Letter from WSC to [Charles] Howard Smith [British Minister at Reykjavik, Iceland] regretting that Britain cannot spare 3,000 tons of steel for a new hot water system at Reykjavik but will help in some way with amenities for the troops in Iceland; enclosing a memorandum on welfare of troops. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/145 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trade Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] expressing pleasure that the Congress is willing to meet with the Liberal Party; hopes that the matter can be discussed with Sir Archibald Sinclair [Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party, later 1st Lord Thurso]. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/146 Letter from WSC to Clement Davies informing him that there is no need for a Secret Session [in the House of Commons] [topic not specified]. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/147 Letter from WSC to General Sir Beauvoir de Lisle thanking him for his letter. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/148 Letter from WSC to Sir Douglas Hacking [Chairman, Conservative Party Organization] thanking him for his letter on the difficulties with articles and speeches by supporters of the Labour Party and the need for unity in time of National Government. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/149-150 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes [Director of Combined Operations] asking him to agree to the Chiefs of Staff's request that his original directive be modified. [Copy]. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/151 Letter from WSC to Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] thanking him for his letter upon WSC's appointment as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/152-153 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Riverdale [earlier Arthur Balfour] on his protest against the removal of men from Sheffield [Yorkshire]; explains that skilled labour is in demand and men are needed to expand production to other sites. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/22B/154 Old file cover. Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/155 Letter from WSC to Hubert Pierlot [Prime Minister of Belgium] thanking him for the copy of the official account of events in Belgium in 1939 and 1940. Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/156-158 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Addison [Development Commission] enquiring about the outcome of conversations with the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir Kingsley Wood] and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries [Robert Hudson] about their division of responsibility. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/159 Letter from WSC to Sir Roger Keyes [Admiral of the Fleet] regretting that in view of his refusal to co-operate with the Chiefs of Staff he is being relieved of his responsibilities [as Director of Combined Operations]. [Copy]. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/160-161 Letter from WSC to Don Guillermo de Blanck [Cuban Minister in London] asking for the enclosed letter to be forwarded to the Cuban Minister for Agriculture [Andres Rivero Aguero] thanking him for the cigars which the Cuban National Tobacco Commission presented to Sir George Ogilvie-Forbes [British Minister at Havana, Cuba]. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/162-163 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the Federation of International Trade Unions] and the Congress mission to the Soviet Union; advises that Citrine was worried about the Beveridge Committee and the quarrel with Bevin over attacks in the Daily Herald. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/164 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] expressing admiration for sabotage activity in Poland. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/165 Letter from WSC to Major H S Rider thanking the Royal Marines at Deal [Kent] for their congratulations on his appointment as Warden of the Cinque Ports. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/166 Letter from WSC to Major Ernest Gill thanking him for his generous gift of a Shakespeare folio to be presented to the United States Library of Congress as a symbol of the Empire's gratitude to the American Nation. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/167 Letter from WSC to Frederick Smith [General Secretary, Amalgamated Engineering Union] advising him that an incorrect statement appeared in the Daily Mirror that the Government had approached the National Council of Shop Stewards on matters of mismanagement in aircraft and armament factories, when in fact the National Council made the first approach to the Committee of the House of Commons. [Copy]. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/168 Letter from WSC to Marie, Lady Willingdon telling her how much he admired Walmer Castle [Kent] which she vacated upon WSC being appointed Warden of the Cinque Ports. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/169 Letter from WSC to Canon Charles Tonks [Vicar of Walmer, Kent] advising him that the Churchills will not be taking up residence at Walmer Castle during the war. 06 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/170 Letter from WSC to Shane Leslie thanking him for forwarding the letter from General Sir Hubert Gough and agreeing that the time may be right for an Irish Brigade. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/171 Letter from WSC to Doris Harrison thanking her for sending a poster from Cuba. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/172 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for his letter "Do you really imagine I never think about these things. How do you suppose I pass my life?". [See CHAR 20/30/135 - 141 for Wedgwood's letter]. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/173 Letter from WSC to King George VI on arrangements for his visit to the commandos at Inveraray [Argyllshire, Scotland]. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/174 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] reporting that disciplinary action has been taken against the offenders and the matter is now closed. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/175 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Horder declining an invitation to luncheon with the Anglo-Soviet Public Relations Committee. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/176 Letter from WSC to Colonel John Astor [MP for Dover, Kent] thanking him for the invitation to visit Dover College, but declining as he intends to postpone engagements as Warden of the Cinque Ports until after the war. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/177 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Addison accepting his decision not to accept appointment as Vice-Chairman of the Development Commission. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/178 Letter from WSC to Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi [President, Paneuropean Union] on the count's memorandum concerning the independence of Austria in the light of the Atlantic Charter. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/179 Letter from WSC to Sir Waldron Smithers thanking him for his letter. 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/180 Letter from WSC to Reverend James Little thanking him for his letter. 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/181-182 Letter from WSC to Emanuel Shinwell agreeing that something should be done to reduce the size of convoys and the matter is under review by the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander]. 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/183-184 Letter from WSC to Roger [Keyes, Admiral of the Fleet] explaining that in view of their recent correspondence and Keyes's repeated refusals to co-operate he will be relieved of office [as Director of Combined Operations] by Lord Louis Mountbatten who will receive the rank of Commodore First Class and the title of Commodore C. 14 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/185 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice [President, British Legion] accepting the Certificate of Life Membership and the gold badge of the Legion. 14 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/186 Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman [Special Representative of the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, to the Soviet Union] thanking him for informing him of the message from Roosevelt to Stalin. 15 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/187-188 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hankey [Paymaster-General] informing him that following changes in the Soviet Union, Hankey's Allied Supply Committee will be replaced by a committee under 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] for the Co-ordination of Allied Supplies. 15 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/189 Letter from WSC to Abgar Renault thanking him for his gift of a box of cigars. 15 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/190 Letter from WSC to H G Wells thanking him for his letter and the enclosure from the Sunday Dispatch, but advising that the matter cannot be discussed outside "the secret circle". 15 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/191 Letter from WSC to the Greek Minister to London [Charalambos Simopoulos] accepting the invitation to luncheon at the Royal Greek Legation. 15 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/192 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes [Director of Combined Operations] hoping he will co-operate with his replacement Lord Louis Mountbatten and that the matter will not cause personal animosity. 16 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/193 Letter from WSC to Tom Williams urging him to take time off to recover fully, as advised by Sir Charles Wilson [President, Royal College of Physicians, later 1st Lord Moran]. 17 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/194 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes advising that it is the wrong time to attempt a mission to the Middle East as the Home Secretary is already pursuing another position for Keyes about which John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] has been consulted. 17 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/195 Letter from WSC to Sir John Singleton advising that his report on the comparative strengths of the RAF and German Air Force has proved very useful; requests that another check be made when the Soviet Front is stabilised. 17 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/196 Letter from WSC to J W Davies thanking him and Mr Nisbet for their donation of 5,000 pounds for a Spitfire. 17 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/197 Letter from WSC to Commander Redmond McGrath thanking him for his letter. 17 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/198 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Alfred Knox informing him that rifles are not being sent to the Soviet Union: "On the contrary, we suggested to them that they might let us have a quarter of a million from their very large stocks. They were mildly surprised"; discusses supplies to the Home Guard in Buckinghamshire. 18 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/199 Letter from WSC to Major-General 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] thanking him for his suggestion for the next Honours List. 18 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22B/200-201 Letter from WSC to Brigadier-General Reginald Hoare advising that if his son is unsuccessful in the Navy Entrance Examination he should volunteer for the Lower Deck and work for a Commission by that means. 18 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/202 Letter from WSC to Prince Vladimir Obolensky on the further development of routes to transport aid to the Soviet Union. 20 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/203 Letter from WSC to John Linnell thanking him for the copy of "The Psalms of Human Life". 20 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/204 Letter from WSC to Paul McFarland thanking him and the members of the Editorial Committee for the issue of the Rochester Alumni-Alumnae Review with his portrait. 20 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/205 Letter from WSC to F W Foerster thanking him for the copy of his book "Europe and the German Question". 22 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/206 Letter from WSC to Hugh Dalton [Minister of Economic Warfare] returning his photographs of Brest [France]. 22 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/207 Letter from WSC to Leslie Burgin thanking him for his memorandum on long term co-operation with the Soviet Union which has been passed on to Colonel Leslie Hollis, Secretary to the Chiefs of Staff Committee. 22 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/208 Letter from WSC to Sir William Davison [Master of the Clothworkers' Company, later 1st Lord Broughshane] declining the invitation to accept the Honorary Freedom and Livery of the Clothworkers' Company. 24 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/209 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Moyne [Leader of the House of Lords, earlier Walter Guinness] offering advice as an old friend not to attempt to discuss matters of strategic policy in the House of Lords as this arouses unfavourable comments in the Press. 24 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/210 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for sending WSC a copy of Maisky's letter to 1st Lord Croft [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War]. 24 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/211-212 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Yugoslavia [General Dusan Simovic] on the decision that due to geographical difficulties help will be dispatched to Yugoslavia from the Middle East rather than directly from Britain. 26 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/213-214 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes informing him that he was not the victim of intrigue although there was prejudice against bringing back retired officers in their seventieth year; John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] has rejected the proposal that Keyes should be employed in Northern Ireland. 26 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/215-216 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of Greece [Emmanuel Tsouderos]: "I wish, on this fateful anniversary of Benito Mussolini's crime, to express once more the gratitude of the British people to the Hellenes for all they have done, and are doing, for the Allied cause". 27 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/217-218 Letter from WSC to William McKell [Premier of New South Wales, Australia] thanking him for the cheque for 3,988l 0s 8d on behalf of the Junior Children's Public Schools of New South Wales, which will be sent to the Women's Voluntary Services. 27 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/219 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Smiles noting his suggestion that women in the services might be sent to Northern Ireland. 28 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/220 Letter from WSC to Andre Labarthe offering congratulations on the first anniversary of his journal La France Libre. 29 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/221 Letter from WSC to Colonel Arthur Evans expressing sympathy that Evans has been declared not fit for military service. 29 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/222-225 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] discussing many topics: an unnamed campaign which is being kept secret from the Soviet Union, the United States and domestic enquirers but which it was hoped would bring military success [? "Crusader", operation in North Africa]; hoping to acquire Bizerta [Tunisia]; regretting having to give up operation "Whipcord" [codename for a British plan for the invasion of Sicily] as "a task beyond the compass of our stride"; the Australians in Tobruk [Libya]; operation "Acrobat" [codename for operation against Tripoli, Libya]; restricted communications between the War Office and the Ministry of Supply, and the Middle East. 30 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/22C/226 Old file cover. Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/227 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for sharing "Icke's" letter. 01 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/228 Letter from WSC to King Zog of Albania thanking him for his letter in connection with the Inter-Allied Council in London. 04 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/229-230 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] thanking him for his letter on the decision of the Watching Committee on the Coal situation; suggests supplies of coal will comfortably last the winter as ex-miners have been brought back from other industries. 04 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/231-233 Letter from WSC to the Chairman, Peebles and Southern Midlothian Unionist Association regretting that although Captain Archibald Maule Ramsay [MP for Peebles, Southern Midlothian, Scotland] is being detained under Defence Regulation 18B this is not grounds for his expulsion from Parliament therefore it will not be possible for the seat to be declared vacant. 04 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/234 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Horder thanking him for forwarding a resolution from the Anglo-Soviet Public Relations Committee. 04 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/235-236 Letter from WSC to Sir Howard d'Egville [Founder, Empire Parliamentary Association] thanking him for his report on his activities in Canada. 04 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/237-238 Letter from WSC to the President of the National Union of Manufacturers explaining that the Lend-Lease Bill demands certain sacrifices from both the peoples of the United States and Britain and the reduction of British exports is inherent in this and in war. 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/239 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] thanking him for forwarding the letter from the Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council. 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/240 Letter from WSC to H P Drewry thanking him for the gift of 5,000 pounds for a Spitfire. 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/241 Letter from WSC to John McKie thanking him for forwarding a letter from 12th Duke of Bedford [earlier Lord Tavistock]. 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/242 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding asking him to defer publication of his book as Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and the Air Ministry are anxious about certain technical aspects. 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/243 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon thanking him for the copy of the "Constitutional History of the Cinque Ports". 08 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/244 Letter from WSC to H G Wells thanking him for having sent an advance copy of article "Raids and Raids" to be published shortly; discusses shipping, escorts, air power and the fate of friendly populations. 08 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/245 Letter from WSC to Cecil Thomas [Editor, Daily Mirror] thanking him for the gift of a cigar, but criticising the newspaper's "bitter, vitriolic articles and propaganda". 09 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/246-248 Letter from WSC to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] thanking him for recommending Alderman Alfred Shennan for an honour but explaining that Lancashire and Liverpool are already in receipt of a large number of Honours in comparison to other counties. 13 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/249-251 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] responding to several points: "there is no question of the creation of a Production Ministry with Mr Bevin [Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service] at its head"; "there has never been any question of putting the Ministry of Supply under the Production Executive... [which] has no power to overrule you against your will" ; asks Beaverbrook either to attend meetings in person or send a representative invested with his powers; "there is no question of interfering in any way with your authority over the Iron and Steel or Machine Tools Controls". 13 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/252 Letter from WSC to Reginald Purbrick regretting that he has been unable to find war work for him. 13 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/253 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Francis Whitmore thanking him for unveiling the plaque above the bed named after WSC in the Connaught Hospital [London]. 13 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/254 Letter from WSC to Collie Knox thanking him for the copy of his book "Atlantic Battle". 13 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/255 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Elibank informing him that lectures supplying information about the war are already being arranged by the Ministry of Information. 13 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/256-258 Letter from WSC to Major Sir Ralph Glyn on the development of U P [unrotated projectile weapons]; the expense of parts and plant in making projectiles; the superiority of the A D fuse over the P E [photo-electric] fuse in producing heavy concentrations of fire against high altitude targets. 14 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/259-260 Letter from WSC to Flying-Officer Charles Challen wishing him success as candidate in the coming by-election in the constituency of Hampstead [London]. 14 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/261-262 Letter from WSC to the London Editor of the Birmingham Gazette on the 200th anniversary of the newspaper. 14 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/263 Letter from WSC to Field-Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode accepting the invitation to become an honorary member of the Cavalry Club. 14 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/264 Letter from WSC to Walter T. Churchill, President of the "Churchills of America" [United States] thanking the society for the gift of 100 pounds. 16 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/265 Letter from WSC to Mrs. Vincent thanking her for the cheque for 32l 10s as a birthday gift; money given to Tank Fund. 16 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/266 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] advising that the Bishop of Norwich [Bertram Pollock] has announced his intention of retiring; requests the Archbishop's views. 16 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/267-268 Letter from WSC to Norman Bower wishing him success as candidate in the coming by-election in the constituency of Harrow [Middlesex]. 17 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/269 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Maugham thanking him for his letter about Regulation 18 B. 17 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/270-271 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] arranging a meeting to discuss Lang's request to retire; suggests the Bishop of Kensington [Bertram Simpson] should be recommended for the vacant see at Southwark [London] and the Bishop of Croydon [William Anderson] for Portsmouth [Hampshire]. 17 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/272 Letter from WSC to the Polish Ambassador to Britain [Count Edward Raczynski] thanking him for the memorandum on the Soviet Union. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/273 Letter from WSC to General Sir Alan Brooke [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] on a new appointment for Brooke [as Chief of Imperial General Staff]. [Copy]. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/274-276 Letter from WSC to Sir John Singleton asking him to carry out "an enquiry into the responsibility for certain delays which occurred as a result of defects in the axles of cruiser tanks", with reference to the 22nd Armoured Brigade in the Middle East. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/277 Letter from WSC to Mrs McCorquodale [? Barbara McCorquodale, also Barbara Cartland] thanking her for her letter. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/278 Letter from WSC to Yvonne de Rothschild thanking her for her letter. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/279 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Hordern thanking him for the copy of the latest volume of the Official History of the War of 1914 - 1918, sent on behalf of Brigadier- General Sir James Edmonds [Officer in charge of Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence]. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/280-281 Letter from WSC to Sidney Waterson [High Commissioner for South Africa in London] thanking him for his letter enclosing a letter from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and a copy of "Vanguard of History"; asks for the enclosed reply to be forwarded to Smuts. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/282-283 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon, Lord Chancellor, informing him that Sir John Singleton has been appointed to conduct an inquiry into defects in the axles of cruiser tanks. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/284 Letter from WSC to Fiorello La Guardia [Mayor of New York City, United States] thanking him for sending the "Thumbs Up" pins of the British War Relief Society. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/285-286 Letter from WSC to the Assistant Secretary of the Marine (B) Division of the Ministry of War Transport [F H Norman] on arrangements for the salvage and disposal of flotsam and jetsam and Royal Fish within the jurisdiction of the Cinque Ports. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/287 Letter from WSC to John Gunther [war correspondent] thanking him for sending a copy of the latest edition of Inside Europe. 18 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/288 Letter from WSC to Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] thanking him for informing WSC of the changes to his Cabinet prior to the press announcement. 19 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/289 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood declining to meet with him to discuss the Palestine question as "There is nothing you could tell me ... that I do not probably know ... Please have mercy". 23 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/290 Letter from WSC to Squadron Leader Denys Gillam [615 Squadron] thanking him for the copy of the squadron's diary for October 1941. 24 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/291 Letter from WSC to Beryl Lafone [earlier Beryl Plowden] thanking her for her letter. 26 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/292 Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman asking if he could obtain increased supplies of .30-inch ammunition from the United States as there is a shortage. 27 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/293 Letter from WSC to John Biggers thanking him for his letter. 29 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/294 Letter from WSC to the Bishop Suffragan of Kensington [Bertram Simpson] informing him that the King has approved his appointment as Bishop of Southwark. 30 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/22C/295 Old file cover. Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/296 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] discussing the problems of transport for a proposed visit by Soviet Trade Unions representatives. 03 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/297 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of York [William Temple] thanking him for his letter about WSC's visit to Hull [Yorkshire]. 03 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/298 Letter from WSC to the Reverend Prebendary Adam Fox informing him that the King has approved his appointment as Canon of Westminster. 03 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/299 Letter from WSC to [? Unita] Sephton thanking her for the copy of "Histoire de Marlborough" by Jules de Marthold. 04 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/300 Letter from WSC to Professor Harold Laski thanking him for the copy of his book "The Strategy of Freedom". 04 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/301-302 Letter from WSC to Francis Watt wishing him success as candidate in the coming by-election in the constituency of Central Edinburgh [Scotland]. 05 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/303 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] informing him that General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] is anxious to use a Free French Brigade immediately in the Cyrenaican [Libyan] operations. 07 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/304 Letter from WSC to the Honorary Secretary of the Welsh Parliamentary Party regretting that he is too busy to receive a deputation to discuss the Welsh Language Petition. 07 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/305 Letter from WSC to Henryk Strasburger [Polish Minister of Finance] thanking him for the set of new Polish postage stamps. 07 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/306 Letter from WSC to George Bell thanking him for the message of support from the Annual General Council Meeting of the General Federation of Trade Unions. 07 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/307 Letter from WSC to the Bishop Suffragan of Croydon [William Anderson] informing him that the King has approved his appointment as Bishop of Portsmouth. 07 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/308-309 Letter from WSC to Neil Maclean [MP for Govan Division, Glasgow, Scotland] assuring him that the BBC and the Government have given the Glasgow Orpheus Choir ample opportunities for broadcasting. 07 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/310 Letter from WSC to Averell Harriman thanking him for his letter about shipping and imports. 10 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/311-312 Letter from WSC to Miguel Quevedo [Cuba] thanking him for the cigars and the copy of the paper Bohemia. 10 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/313 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Reith thanking him for the Duke of Marlborough medallion. 10 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/314 Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Walker thanking him for the gift. 12 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/315 Letter from WSC to Sir Auckland Geddes asking whether he would he accept the nomination for a Barony. 13 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/316 Letter from WSC to Sir Frank Smith asking whether he would accept the nomination to be a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath. 13 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/317 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Keith asking whether he would he accept the nomination to be a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. 13 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/318 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Clauson asking whether he would he accept the nomination for a Barony. 13 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/319 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] advising that he postpone rationing of sweets and chocolate until they can be brought into the Points Scheme. 17 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/320 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel W R Brackett [89th (Cinque Ports) HAA Regiment RA] thanking him for the message of congratulations on becoming Warden of the Cinque Ports and agreeing to become an Honorary Colonel of the Regiment. 17 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/321 Letter from WSC to Edward Bridge congratulating him on his successful war work. 20 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/22C/322-323 Letter from WSC to Hugh Dalton [Minister of Economic Warfare] thanking him for sending a copy of a recent report from his Cairo [Egypt] representative on "MEW" organisation in the Balkans; with covering letter from a Private Secretary to WSC to Patrick Hancock [Assistant Private Secretary, Ministry of Economic Warfare]. 27 Dec 1941