Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/2A-B

Part of: CHAR 20
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Date: May 1940 - Dec 1940

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CHAR 20/2A/1 Old file cover headed "Letters", annotated in various hands. May 1940
CHAR 20/2A/2 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] asking for continued support upon the event of WSC's appointment as Prime Minister. [Carbon] [See CHAR 19/2/300 for copy with annotations]. 10 May 1940
CHAR 20/2A/3 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] on exchange of technical information with the United States. [Carbon]. 21 May 1940
CHAR 20/2A/4-5 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on the Conference of Trades Union Executives. [Carbon]. 24 May 1940
CHAR 20/2A/6-7 Letter from WSC to Paul Reynaud [Prime Minister of France] on the appointment of Major-General Edward Spears as defence liaison with France. [Carbon]. 24 May 1940
CHAR 20/2A/8 Old file cover, annotated. Jun 1940
CHAR 20/2A/9-10 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, signed, on Jewish offers of war assistance, mentions 1st Lord Lloyd [Secretary of State for the Colonies] and Chaim Weizmann [President, World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine]. [Carbon]. 13 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/2A/11 Letter from WSC to the Lord President of the Council [Neville Chamberlain] on a new appointment for "M-B" [John Moore-Brabazon, later 1st Lord Brabazon]. Carbon. 22 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/2A/12 Letter from WSC to Sir John Anderson [Home Secretary, later 1st Lord Waverley] on Sir Hugh Elles [Regional Commissioner for South East England] and his possible replacement by [John] Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon]. Carbon. 22 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/2A/13 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] thanking him for his letter. [Carbon]. 22 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/2A/14 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on defeatist telegrams sent by R A Butler [Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] to the Swedish Minister [? Bjorn Prytz, Swedish Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in London. [carbon]. 25 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/2A/15 Old file cover. Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/16 Letter from WSC to Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan [Member of the Executive Council of the Governor General of India] thanking him for Indian determination to fight against Hitler. [See CHAR 20/5/86 for copy and. 04 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/17-21 Letters from WSC to Anthony Eden [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon] and Herbert Morrison [Minister of Supply] on proposals by [Alfred] Chester Beatty, mining engineer, for a new form of mortar; design already referred to F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell]. [Carbon]. 05 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/22-26 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Minister of Supply], annotated, on P E [photo-electric fuses] and R D F [radar] fuses, U P [unrotated projectile] weapons and the development of the G L system. [Carbon]. 07 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/27-28 Letter, annotated, from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] on the removal from office of Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command]. [Carbon]. 10 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/29 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Minister of Food, on meat and the reports of the Scientific Committee on food. [Carbon]. 14 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/30 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] asking him to abandon such ambitious plans for an independent India, and concentrate on the defence of Britain. [Carbon]. 17 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/31 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis], asking him to discuss statistics about food and imports with F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell]. [Carbon]. 20 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/2A/32 Old file cover. Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/33 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, on his letter of 19th July. [Carbon]. 02 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/34-36 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] on an investigation into the production of stabilized bombsights. [Carbon]. 10 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/37-38 Letter, annotated, from WSC to 1st Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] asking to borrow Sir John Singleton [Lord Justice Singleton] for an inquiry into the production of stabilized bombsights. 12 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/39-41 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Snell asking him to lead an independent enquiry into the internment of aliens and their transfer overseas; mentions Sir Cyril Asquith [Judge of High Court of Justice] and 2nd Lord Lytton and the question of the Arandora Star. 12 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/42-43 Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon] on General Sir Archibald Wavell and [?] General Sir Robert Gordon-Finlayson [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command], and changes to the situation in the Middle East. 13 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/44 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Snell, thanking him for undertaking the enquiry into aliens being deported in the Arandora Star. [Carbon]. 14 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/45 Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on the place of Max [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken, Minister of Aircraft Production] in the War Cabinet; mentions Arthur Greenwood, Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal], Herbert Morrison [Minister of Supply] and [John] Moore-Brabazon [Minister of Transport, later 1st Lord Brabazon] in relation to new posts, especially Minister of Aircraft Production. [Copy] [See CHAR 20/1/59 for further copy]. 21 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/46-47 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions]. [Carbon]. 21 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/48-50 Letter, annotated, from WSC to Anthony Eden [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon] on commandos, the German use of storm troops in the First World War and the proposed 1941 amphibious campaign. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/51 Letter from WSC to [D J de Geer] Prime Minister of the Netherlands on armament of Netherlands merchant ships. 25 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/52-53 Admiralty memo on the provision of defensive equipment for the Netherlands and other Allies. [Aug 1940]
CHAR 20/2A/54 Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon] on information supplied to reply to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions]. [Carbon]. 25 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/55 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Minister of Supply] on 1st Lord Weir's efforts to accelerate production of cordite. [Carbon]. 28 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/56 Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Salter [Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Shipping] on the arming of Netherlands merchant ships. [Carbon]. 28 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/2A/57 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, on production of tankers and other cargo vessels. [Carbon]. 05 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/2A/58 Letter from WSC to Anthony [Eden, Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon] requiring a full Court of Inquiry into actions of Major-General Alfred Godwin-Austen. [Carbon]. 09 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/2A/59 Letter from WSC to Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard on diversion of war effort from Germany. [Carbon]. 26 Sep [1940]
CHAR 20/2A/60 Old file cover. Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/61 Letter from WSC to John Tinker on the dangers of courting German invasion. [Carbon] [See CHAR 20/8/42 for Tinker's letter]. 04 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/62-63 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken], Minister of Aircraft Production, about division of responsibility between the Ministry of Aircraft Production and the Ministry of Supply for GL and YAGI. [Carbon]. 15 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/64-65 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] complaining about the lack of redress against Air Vice-Marshal Lionel McKean for misreporting of Colonel Bishop's alleged statements about 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken]. [Carbon] See CHAR 20/2A/70 - 71 . 19 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/66-67 Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on bombing of Downing Street, also suggests, with King George VI's approval, that Chamberlain should continue to see telegrams and papers of special interest. [Carbon]. 20 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/68-69 Letter from WSC to Sir Samuel Hoare [Ambassador to Spain on special mission, later 1st Lord Templewood] on extension of the tenure of 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] as Viceroy of India; also urges Hoare not to abandon his mission to Spain. [Carbon]. 23 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/70-71 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald [Sinclair, Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] on Air Vice-Marshal Lionel McKean's disrespectful remarks about 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken]. [Typescript copy] See CHAR 20/2A/64 - 65 . 23 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/72 Letter from WSC to Harold Balfour [? Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air] on conducting of Government. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/2A/73 Old file cover. Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/74 Letter, annotated, from WSC to 10th Lord Elgin [and 14th Lord Kincardine, earlier Lord Bruce], Lord Lieutenant of Fife [Scotland] on recent visit to Fife. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/75 Letter, annotated, from WSC to Sir Douglas Hacking asking him to meet with Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson. [Carbon]. 03 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/76-78 Letter from WSC to Cardinal Arthur Hinsley [Archbishop of Westminster] on problems in Spain, particularly blocking of British propaganda; mentions Pablo, Marques de Merry del Val [former Spanish Ambassador to Britain]; Tom Burns, Press Attache, British Embassy in Madrid; the Marques del Moral and Sir Walter Maxwell-Scott. [Carbon]. 03 Nov [1940]
CHAR 20/2A/79 Letter from WSC to "Scribe", Sir Edward Grigg [Joint Parliamentary Under- Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Altrincham] on a draft speech. [carbon]. 05 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/80 Letter, annotated, from WSC to Sir [Percy] Malcolm Stewart, acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/81 Letter from WSC to Harry Crookshank, acknowledging quotation from Mahan [? Rear-Admiral Alfred Mahan]. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/82 Letter from WSC to the Secretary of the Junior Carlton Club [William Jeffries] accepting offer of Honorary membership. [Carbon]. 05 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/83 Letter from WSC to Sir Ernest Graham-Little [Sir Ernest Little, Consulting Dermatologist] on the report of the Scientific Food Committee on Vitamin B, chaired by Sir William Bragg. 07 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/84 Letter from WSC to Philip Noel-Baker on advice offered by Irene Noel-Baker. [Carbon] See CHAR 20/2B/105 for her notes about Greece]. 07 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/85 Letter from WSC to General Sikorski on [? Victor] Cazelet's suggestion that he should maintain position as Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Army. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/86 Letter, annotated, from WSC to Sir Reginald Clarry on discouraging complaints from being routed through the 1922 Committee. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/87 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on suggestions about 1st Lord Perry [business adviser to Minister of Food]. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/88 Letter from WSC to King Zog of Albania declining an interview. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/89-91 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland], with memorandum, rejecting Sikorski's suggestion that French gold in Canada be pooled with Polish gold in Bamako [Mali] and put at Allied disposal. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/92 Letter from WSC to Sir Lewis Shedden [Secretary, Glasgow [Scotland] Unionist Association] on support from the General Committee of the association. [Carbon]. 08 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/93 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Snell on the Arandora Star enquiry. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/94 Letter of condolence from WSC to Anne Chamberlain on the death of her husband, Neville Chamberlain. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/95-96 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Belstead [earlier Francis Ganzoni] informing him that names have already been chosen for the destroyers from the United States. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/97 Letter from WSC to [Arthur Greenwood], Minister without Portfolio, on accelerated timber production. [Carbon]. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/98 Telegram from WSC to 11th Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr] wishing success [in new posting as British Ambassador to the United States]. [Carbon]. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/99 Letter from WSC to the Bishop of Portsmouth [Frank Partridge] thanking him for his offer of the use of Church House [London] for sittings of the House of Commons. [Carbon]. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2A/100 Draft telegram from WSC to Benjamin Tillett. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/101 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] on the death of Neville Chamberlain. [Carbon]. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/102-103 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of York [William Temple] on the resignation of Henry Woollcombe as Bishop of Selby [Yorkshire]. [Carbon]. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/104 Letter, annotated, from WSC to Rear-Admiral Frank Ryan on the death of his son, Lieutenant-Commander Ryan. [Carbon]. 14 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/105 Letter from WSC to Irene Noel-Baker on notes about Greece. [Carbon] See CHAR 20/2A/84 . 17 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/106 Letter from WSC to [William] Stephen King-Hall on policy towards Ireland. [Carbon]. 17 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/107 Letter from WSC to Hugh Dalton [Minister of Economic Warfare] on Poland. [Carbon]. 17 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/108 Letter from WSC to C B Serreulles thanking him for the translated copy of Charles de Gaulle's "Vers l'Armee de Metier". [Carbon]. 19 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/109 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on the wages decision made by the Baking Trade Board. [Carbon]. 19 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/110 Letter from WSC to Percy Ashton thanking him for the copy of his book, "Sea Power". [Carbon]. 20 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/111 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on his response to comments on Italy by Joseph Kennedy [United States Ambassador to Britain]. [Carbon]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/112 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/113 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Queenborough [earlier Almeric Paget] thanking him for the cigars. [Carbon]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/114 Letter from WSC to General Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate thanking him for sending a letter from a former Sapper. [Carbon] [see CHAR 20/8/145 for further copy]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/115 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] on the proposed resignation of the Bishop of Ely [Bernard Heywood]. [Carbon]. 22 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/116 Letter from WSC to the Secretary to the Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh [Scotland] thanking him for his admission as an Honorary Member. [Carbon]. 22 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/117 Letter from WSC to Benjamin Tillett on the death of Neville Chamberlain. [Carbon]. 22 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/118 Letter from WSC to General George Carpenter acknowledging letter of support. [Carbon]. 23 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/119-120 Letter from WSC to the Acting General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union [Arthur Deakin] regarding insurance against air raid damage. [Carbon]. 24 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/121 Letter from WSC to Sir [Hugh] Robert Topping [Principal Agent, Conservative and Unionist Party] accepting an invitation to become a patron of the Conservative and Unionist Agents' Benevolent Association. [Carbon]. 24 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/122 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Commander-in-Chief Polish Army] on Polish troops in Scotland and his collaboration with Hugh Dalton [Minister of Economic Warfare]. [Carbon]. 24 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/123 Letter from WSC to Ian Hannah acknowledging receipt of letter about politics in Ireland. [Carbon]. 25 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/124-126 Letter from WSC to [Arthur] Woodburn giving reasons for not establishing a Grand Scottish Consultative Chamber during war time. [Carbon]. 25 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/127 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Snell thanking him for report on conditions at Huyton Camp [for aliens, Lancashire]. 28 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/128 Telegram from WSC to Edith, Lady Londonderry. [Copy]. 28 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/129 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for memorandum on "Egypt or Greece" [See CHAR 20/8/131 - 139 for memorandum.]. Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/130 Letter from WSC to [Gerard] Spencer Summers on his local election in Northampton. 29 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/131 Telegram from WSC to the President of the Institute of Journalists. [Copy]. 29 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/132 Letter from WSC to Commander Robert Bower on recent Admiralty debate. [Carbon]. 29 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/133 Letter from WSC to N J Carlile acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/134-136 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] on Dutch citizens detained in Huyton Camp [for aliens, Lancashire]. [Carbon]. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/2B/137 Old file cover. Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/138 Letter, initialled, from WSC to "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken, Minister of Aircraft Production] refusing to accept his resignation. [Carbon]. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/139 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] thanking him for notes on Hitler's "New Order in Europe". [Carbon]. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/140 Letter from WSC to George Doland on the taxation of pensions for holders of the Victoria Cross. [Carbon]. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/141 Letter from WSC to Reverend Alan Don offering him the vacant canonry of Westminster [London] and the Rectory of St. Margaret, Westminster. [Carbon]. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/142 Letter from WSC to Sir Harry Brittain on his new book, "Come the Three Corners". [Carbon]. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/143 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] on [air raid] shelters. [Carbon]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/144 Letter from WSC to Malcolm MacDonald [Minister of Health] on [air raid] shelters. [Carbon]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/145 Telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch acknowledging receipt of letter. [Copy]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/146 Telegram from WSC to H R Knickerbocker. [Copy]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/147 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] thanking him for sending unemployment figures and a report on air raids in Bristol. [Carbon]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/148 Letter from WSC to the Lord Mayor of Bristol [Thomas Underdown] on air raids. [Carbon]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/149 Letter from WSC to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands thanking the Dutch East Indies [later Indonesia] for their generous gift. [Carbon]. 10 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/150 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Ebbisham [earlier Sir George Blades] accepting the Vice Grand-Mastership of the Primrose League. [Carbon]. 11 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/151-152 Letter from WSC to Maharaja Sir Joodha Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana [Prime Minister and Supreme-Commander-in-Chief of Nepal] thanking him for support from the Kingdom of Nepal. [Carbon]. 13 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/153 Letter from WSC to Thomas Loveday, Vice-Chancellor of Bristol University, on damage caused by air raids. [Carbon]. 13 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/154 Letter from WSC to Brigadier-General 1st Lord Croft [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War] on his plan for a Continental offensive. [Carbon]. 14 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/155 Letter from WSC to Sir Auckland Geddes [former British Ambassador to the United States] on the death of 11th Lord Lothian [late British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Philip Kerr]. [Carbon]. 15 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/156 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on the capture of Sidi Barrani [Egypt]. [Annotated "this is not the flimsy of the letter PM actually signed"]. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/157 Letter from WSC to Sir George Mitcheson acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/158 Letter from WSC to John Tinker on the feelings of Irish residents in England. [Carbon]. 16 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/159 Letter from WSC to Reverend Alan Don on his appointment to the Canonry of Westminster [London] and Rectory of St Margaret, Westminster. [Carbon]. 17 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/160 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Edwards thanking him for recommending Sir Emsley Carr for a peerage. [Carbon]. 17 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/161 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] acknowledging receipt of letter on the birthday of King George VI. [Carbon]. 18 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/162 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Lloyd thanking him for proposing Brigadier-General John Morgan for a Privy Counsellorship. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/163 Letter from WSC to 10th Duke of Devonshire [earlier Lord Hartington] proposing he be appointed a Knight of the Garter in the 1941 New Year's Honours. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/164 Letter from WSC to Mrs Sears acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/165 Letter from WSC to Sir Eric Phipps proposing he be appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the 1941 New Year's Honours. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/166 Letter from WSC to Thomas Loveday [Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol] acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/167 Letter from WSC to Gerald Cole-Deacon [Secretary, Railway Executive Committee] conveying thanks to Sir Ralph Wedgwood [Chairman, Railway Executive Committee] and all concerned for hospitality shown on his visits to their offices in Down Street [London]. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/168 Letter from [CSC] to Sir John Cargill thanking him for contributing aid to Civil Defence workers. [Carbon]. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/169 Letter from WSC to Colonel James Ralston [Canadian Minister of National Defence] on a recent conversation. [Carbon]. 22 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/170 Letter from WSC to Dorothy, Lady Beatty on active service being undertaken by her husband, 2nd Lord Beatty. [Carbon]. 22 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/171 Letter from WSC to the Editor, Berrow's Worcester Journal on the 250th anniversary of the publication. [Carbon]. 23 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/172 Letter from WSC to Erik Colban [Norwegian Minister in London] thanking him for congratulations from the Norwegian Government on the event of King George VI's birthday. [Carbon]. 24 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/173 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] acknowledging receipt of letter on the event of King George VI's birthday. [Carbon]. 24 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/174 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on the appointment of Sir Gerald Campbell [British High Commissioner in Canada, later British Minister in Washington, United States], mentions David Lloyd George and Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/175 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord McGowan on his suggested appointment of [? Arthur] Purvis as British Ambassador to the United States, and the actual appointment of Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin]. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/176 Letter from WSC to Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands thanking him for the birthday gift of one thousand pounds from the Dutch East Indies [later Indonesia]. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/177 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] on relief to German occupied territories. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/178 Letter from WSC to Vincent Massey [High Commissioner for Canada in Britain] declining invitation to lunch with Major-General George Pearkes. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/179 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Poland and Commander-in-Chief of the Polish Army] acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/180 Letter from WSC to Quo Tai-chi [Chinese Ambassador to Britain] acknowledging receipt of letter, and conveying friendship and good wishes. 27 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/181 Letter from WSC to Gilbert Granville-Sharp acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 27 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/182 Letter from WSC to Jan Sramek, [Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia] acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 27 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/183-184 Letter from WSC to 3rd Duke of Abercorn [Governor of Northern Ireland, earlier Lord Hamilton] on money raised in Northern Ireland during War Weapons Week. [Carbon]. 28 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/185 Letter from WSC to Ronald Cross [Minister of Shipping] acknowledging receipt of letter on enemy shipping. [Carbon]. 29 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/186-187 Letter from WSC to Arthur Greenwood, Minister without Portfolio, referring to two minutes [missing] on the reorganisation of committee structure. [Carbon]. 30 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/188 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Maugham acknowledging receipt of letter on a recent publication by Maugham. [Carbon]. 31 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/2B/189 Letter from WSC to [?] Siegmund Warburg acknowledging receipt of letter on WSC's broadcast to Italy [23 December]. [Carbon]. 31 Dec 1940