Official: Prime Minister: Private Office: Correspondence B - C.

Reference code: CHAR 20/4A-B

Part of: CHAR 20
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Date: Jun 1918 - Jan 1941

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All items are manuscript unless otherwise described.

The majority of material in this file dates to May - December 1940.

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CHAR 20/4A/1-5 Registry slip and notes by Kathleen Hill and Edith Watson [Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC] for letter [missing] from Mary, Lady Bailey with war effort suggestions. 25 May 1940 - 31 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/6-8 Letter from Mary, Lady Bailey to WSC on possible assistance in flying to Capetown, South Africa to attend her husband, Sir Abe Bailey. [Manuscript]. 12 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/9 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] seeking a response to Mary, Lady Bailey's request for help. 16 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/10-11 Letter from [John Colville, Private Secretary to WSC] to Mary, Lady Bailey offering a flight to Lisbon [Portugal]; with reply declining offer. 16 Jul 1940- 18 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/12 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] on the death of Sir Abe Bailey, annotated. 24 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/13-14 Letter from Lionel Barrymore to WSC praising his work, annotated by WSC [manuscript]; with reply from WSC to Lionel Barrymore thanking him for his letter. [Carbon]. [13 Oct 1940]
CHAR 20/4A/15 Letter from 2nd Lord Barnby to WSC on a message from Bernard Baruch in the United States. [Manuscript]. 31 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/16-21 Letter from [Alfred] Chester Beatty to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing a memorandum on power plants in Germany, a blue print of a movable pill-box [not present] and a description of a bomb-proof shelter [not present]; with reply from Seal to Beatty thanking him for his letter. [Carbon]. Sep 1940 - Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4A/22 Letter from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] forwarding [Alfred] Chester Beatty's blue print for a movable pill-box. [Carbon]. 02 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4A/23 Note on references to [Alfred Chester Beatty's] movable pill-box. [Oct 1940]
CHAR 20/4A/24 Note from George Stewart [Chief Press Liaison Officer] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on [Alfred Chester Beatty's] bomb-proof shelter, annotated by Seal. 08 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4A/25 Letter from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on his recent appointment as Prime Minister. [Manuscript]. 12 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/26-28 Letters from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC tendering his resignation; with WSC's reply refusing to accept his resignation. [Carbon]. 30 Jun 1940 - 01 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/29 Letter from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production] to WSC tendering his resignation on grounds of ill health. 03 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/30-32 Letter from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on air policy, advising dispersal of production. [Copy]. 02 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/33 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] refusing to accept his resignation. [Carbon]. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/34-35 Note from [WSC] to Arthur Greenwood [Minister without Portfolio], about a cartoon attacking him by David Low in the Evening Standard, a newspaper owned by 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken], commenting that Low had always been very independent and Beaverbrook knew nothing of the attack, with [Greenwood]'s reply stating that he had not suspected Beaverbrook of any involvement. 14 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/36-37 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [owner of the Evening Standard, earlier Max Aitken] on a cartoon by David Low in the Evening Standard lampooning Arthur Greenwood [Minister without Portfolio]. [Carbon]. 13 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/38-42 Letter from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC justifying his non-interference with his newspapers and suggesting he would be able to act more easily outside the administration; with reply and draft from WSC supporting Beaverbrook's position. 14 Dec 1940- 15 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/43 Note from [?] J S Gillish to Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC], with enclosure from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC. 21 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/44 Letter from David Lloyd George on food production in the last war, based on the evidence of enclosed letters. [Carbon]. 20 Dec [1940]
CHAR 20/4A/45-48 Letter from Sir Arthur Lee, Director-General of Food Production to the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] on means of boosting food production. [Copy]. 15 Feb 1917
CHAR 20/4A/49-50 Letter from Sir Arthur Lee [Director-General of Food Production] to Rowland Prothero [later 1st Lord Ernle], President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, asking for increased independence for his own department. [Copy]. 11 Jun 1918
CHAR 20/4A/51 Letter from J T Davies to all departments concerned explaining the extent of Sir Arthur Lee [Director-General of Food Production]'s authority. [Copy]. 01 Jul 1918
CHAR 20/4A/52 Letter from J Becko [Under-Secretary, Czechoslovak Ministry of Social Welfare] to WSC with birthday congratulations and pledges of support. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/53 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to J Becko [Under-Secretary, Czechoslovak Ministry of Social Welfare] thanking him for his letter. [Carbon]. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/54 Filing note: "1940: BO - BOY". 1940
CHAR 20/4A/55-56 Letter from Robert Boothby to WSC expressing indignation at the appointment of an Englishman as Secretary of State for Scotland, and asking help in securing a commission in the army. [Manuscript]. 14 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/57-59 Letter from A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, to Commander Robert Bower on Bower's complaints about his naval command and requests for greater responsibility; also includes filing note, "Commander Bower". 23 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4A/60-65 Printed parliamentary proceedings of the debate on the loss of HMS Glorious, speakers: Richard Stokes; Austin Hopkinson; A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty]; Commander Robert Bower and 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour]. 07 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/66-70 Letter from Commander Robert Bower to WSC complaining about his treatment by the Admiralty in being put in command of a corvette, as a result of criticisms he claims were expressed under parliamentary privilege. 14 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/71 Letter from A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] to WSC on Sir [Charles] Leonard Lyle's query about Members of Parliament serving in the Armed Forces; refers to case of Commander Robert Bower. [Copy]. 16 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/72 Letter from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to Commander Robert Bower acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 18 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/73-74 Letters from Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC] to Charles Harris [Chief Whip's Office] forwarding letter from Commander Robert Bower for the attention of the Chief Whip [David Margesson], and to Bernard Sendall [Additional Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty] asking for comments. Annotated by Margesson. [Carbon]. 18 Nov 1940- 20 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/75 Extract from official report of personal explanations made in Parliament by Commander Robert Bower on the evacuation of Narvik [Norway] and the loss of HMS Glorious. 20 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/76 Letter from [?] John James, [Principal, Admiralty] to Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC] returning Commander Robert Bower's letter, with comments from the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander]. 23 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/77 Acknowledgement initialled by WSC and A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty]. 27 Nov 1940 - 28 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/78-79 Letter from WSC to Commander Robert Bower acknowledging receipt of his letter and declining to comment further. [Copy and carbon]. 29 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/80 Letter from Commander Robert Bower to WSC accepting the matter as closed, citing support from Air Marshal Sir Frederick Bowhill [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Coastal Command] and reaffirming his criticisms of the Admiralty. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4A/81-82 Letters between John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] and Bernard Sendall [Additional Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty], on further correspondence from Commander Robert Bower. [Carbon and typescript]. 02 Dec 1940- 06 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4A/83 Letter from William Mabane [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Security] to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] on finding an active service position in the Navy for Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]. [Manuscript]. 17 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/84 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to Bernard Sendall [Additional Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty with WSC's suggestion that Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] be given a position as Commander in the RNVR. [Carbon]. 18 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/85 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to William Mabane [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Security] on Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]'s wish to join up, already discussed with 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis]. [Carbon]. 19 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/86 Letter from 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on commission for Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton], former Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Food, annotated by WSC. [Manuscript]. 14 May 1940
CHAR 20/4A/87 Filing note: "1940: BRA - BRU". 1940
CHAR 20/4A/88 Report on bomb damage to flats in Stoke Newington [London] and casualties buried in shelter. Notes on damage to London railway lines on reverse. [Typescript]. [Oct 1940]
CHAR 20/4A/89 Letter from "Brab" [John Moore-Brabazon, Minister of Transport, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] to WSC on bomb disasters at Stoke Newington and Balham, [London] annotated and initialled by WSC. [Manuscript]. 15 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4A/90 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on a letter for 2nd Lord Brocket [earlier Ronald Nall-Cain], annotated and initialled by WSC. [Manuscript]. 19 Jul 1940 - 20 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/91 Letter from 2nd Lord Brocket [earlier Ronald Nall-Cain] to WSC congratulating him on inspiring leadership, and detailing his own contributions to the war. [Manuscript]. 10 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/92 Letter from John Peck [Private Secretary to WSC] to Norman Brook [Principal Private Secretary to Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Normanbrook] asking for the advice of Sir John Anderson [Home Secretary, later 1st Lord Waverley] on the enclosed letter [CHAR 20/4A/91]. 15 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/93-95 Letter from 2nd Lord Brocket [earlier Ronald Nall-Cain] to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] asking for assistance over a mix up in correspondence where his own letter to WSC was returned to him with a Secretary's note, instead of a formal reply. [Manuscript]. 18 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4A/96 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to 2nd Lord Brocket [earlier Ronald Nall-Cain] apologising for the mistake over correspondence raised by Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] and assuring him of WSC's confidence. [Carbon]. 19 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4B/97-105 Letter from Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] enclosing notes on resisting Hitler's New Order and obtaining real security for Europe and the rest of the world. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/106 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] thanking him for his letter. [Carbon]. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/107-108 Filing notes: "1940: CA - CI" and "Lord Camden (searchlights)". 1940
CHAR 20/4B/109-110 Letters from "Jack", 4th Lord Camden, to WSC on the use of his home Bayham Abbey [Kent], by the military, the installation of a searchlight and subsequent bombing; annotated by WSC with a note to Sir James Grigg [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] asking him for advice on the situation. [Manuscript]. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/111 Letter from "Jack", 4th Lord Camden to WSC with birthday congratulations, asking if his letter of early November was ever received. [Manuscript]. 29 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/112-113 Letters from Gwen Davies [Secretary to WSC] to Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC ] and from Bevir to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] on the requisitioning of Bayham Abbey [Kent]; referred to Nicholas Morrison, War Office. [Manuscript]. 02 Dec 1940- 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/114 Letter from Nicholas Morrison, War Office, to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] on searchlights at Bayham Abbey [Kent]. 03 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/115 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Camden on the enquiry into searchlights at Bayham Abbey [Kent]. [Carbon]. 05 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/116 Letter from Sir James Grigg [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] to WSC on removal of searchlights from Bayham Abbey [Kent], annotated. 05 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/117 Letter from 4th Lord Camden to WSC thanking him for his help. 09 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/118-121 Letter from General George Carpenter of the Salvation Army to WSC advising him that they are praying for him; with note and draft replies by Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC]. 19 Nov 1940 - 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/122-124 Letter from Miss M E Hassall [a constituent] to "E Cary" with detailed suggestions on tightening security and directing the war effort, with note and reply from Robert Cary [MP for Eccles, Lancashire] thanking her for her letter. [Carbon]. 20 Jun 1940- 24 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/4B/125 Letter from Robert Cary [MP for Eccles, Lancashire] enclosing CHAR 20/4B/123 and asking for greater involvement in Government Departments for junior backbenchers. [Manuscript]. 24 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/4B/126 Letter from WSC to Robert Cary on efforts already made on his behalf to Leslie Hore-Belisha [former Secretary of State for War]; advises him to address further complaints to Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC]. [Carbon]. [Jun 1940]
CHAR 20/4B/127 Letter from Neville Chamberlain [Lord President of the Council] to WSC on a paper by Sir Kingsley Wood [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on gold and dollars, and the coming election in the United States. [Manuscript]. 21 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/4B/128-129 Letter from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC enquiring if should he go on a proposed visit to the United States in October; annotated by WSC, Clement Attlee, Lord Privy Seal and Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service, in agreement, with filing note on Citrine's proposed visit. 31 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/4B/130 Personal minute 158 from WSC to Lord Privy Seal [Clement Attlee] and Minister of Labour and National Service [Ernest Bevin] asking for advice about the proposed visit to the United States by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions]. 01 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/131 Compliments slip from Lord Privy Seal [Clement Attlee], signed by J. Davies. 03 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/132 Memorandum from [?] Sir Thomas Phillips [Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour] to [Ernest Bevin, Minister of Labour and National Service] advising that Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] should delay his visit to the United States until after the American Presidential elections; on reverse a memorandum from Sir Frederick Leggett [Under-Secretary, Ministry of Labour] to Phillips advising that now Bevin is elsewhere the Trades Union Congress General Council would be lost without Citrine, nevertheless his mission to the United States should go ahead. [Manuscript]. 02 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/133 Note from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC conveying message from [Edwin] Alan Hitchman, [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Labour and National Service], on the confidentiality of CHAR 20/4B/129 - CHAR 20/4B/132. [Manuscript]. [Sep 1940]
CHAR 20/4B/134-135 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] proposing that his visit to the United States be delayed until after the Presidential Elections. [Carbon]. 06 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/136 Letter from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC asking for a meeting to discuss his November trip to the United States, annotated by WSC. 16 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/137 Letter from Florence McDonald, Private Secretary to Sir Walter Citrine, [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC's Private Secretary, accepting WSC's invitation to Citrine. 22 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/138 Personal Minute M 226 from WSC to [Alfred Duff Cooper], Minister of Information [later 1st Lord Norwich] and Sir Alexander Cadogan, [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on conferring diplomatic status on Sir Walter Citrine, [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions], annotated and initialled. 24 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/139-140 Correspondence between John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] and Martin Russell [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] on the visit to the United States by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions]. 25 Oct 1940 - 26 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/141-143 Copy of a letter from [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich] to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] on his visit to the United States, with notes by 6th Lord Hood [Private Secretary to Duff Cooper] and John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC]. 31 Oct 1940 - 01 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/144-146 Letter from WSC to Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] introducing Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions], with note giving administrative instructions to his Private Office and covering letter by John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC]; initialled. [Carbon]. Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/147 Personal Minute M 443 from WSC to the Foreign Office asking for telegram of support to be sent to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions]. 22 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/148 Printed address delivered by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to the 60th annual convention of the American Federation of Labor; talks generally on the war struggle against the Nazis, the burden shouldered by British Labour and the need for increased American production of planes and supplies. 25 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/149 Code telegram from WSC to Nevile Butler [British Minister to the United States] for Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trades Unions]. [Carbon]. 23 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/4B/150 Text of code telegram sent via Nevile Butler [British Minister to the United States], from Matthew Woll [President of the League for Human Rights, Freedom and Democracy] to WSC, pledging support following a speech by Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trades Unions]. 04 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/4B/151 Filing note: "1940: CL - CU". 1940
CHAR 20/4B/152-153 Letter from 5th Lord Clanwilliam [earlier Lord Dromore] to WSC on the bombing of the Carlton Club [London], with a request for help transporting the Club Library to a safe destination; annotated by T G Jones of the Ministry of Transport, arranging help [manuscript]; with thanks from Clanwilliam. 25 Oct 1940- 28 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/154 Note from [John Moore-Brabazon, Minister of Transport, later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] to WSC on removal of books from Carlton Club [London] in response to plea from 5th Lord Clanwilliam [earlier Lord Dromore]. 28 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/155-161 Letters from "Dinah" [Geraldine], Lady Colquhoun to CSC asking for assistance in having Donald Colquhoun, her son brought home from Gibraltar as his father Sir Iain Colquhoun is ill; includes notes by Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] and correspondence between John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] and Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] on arrangements for Colquhoun's return, cancelled as return already organised. Oct 1940 - Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/162-163 Note and telegram from [?] John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC], to Ian Colvin asking him to visit. [carbon]. [Sep 1940]
CHAR 20/4B/164 Letter from Ian Colvin to Lieutenant-General Alan Bourne [Adjutant-General, Royal Marines] advising him that if Military Intelligence do not require his services he will be pleased to serve in the Royal Marines. 15 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/165 Note from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on Ian Colvin's possible commission with the Royal Marines or Military Intelligence, annotated by WSC. 24 Sep 1940 - 26 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/166 Note from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on enquiries made to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes and Lieutenant-General Alan Bourne [Adjutant-General, Royal Marines] about Ian Colvin's commission. 20 Sep 1940 - 21 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/167 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] asking what interest Military Intelligence has in Ian Colvin. [Carbon]. 26 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/168-169 Letter from Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] to John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] stating that Military Intelligence are happy to relinquish their claims on Ian Colvin in favour of the Royal Marines. [Carbon and copy, signed]. 30 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/4B/170 Note from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC asking whether Ian Colvin should be informed that Military Intelligence have no immediate position for him; annotated by WSC. 02 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/171 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to H G A Woolley, Cabinet Office, after consultation with Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes and Lieutenant-General Alan Bourne [Adjutant-General, Royal Marines], asking him to inform Ian Colvin of the availability of a position in the Marines. [Carbon]. 03 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/172 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on a visit made by Ida Copeland, former Unionist MP for Stoke [Staffordshire] who called on an Admiralty matter which affected national security; she declined to see A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty]. 23 May 1940
CHAR 20/4B/173-174 Letter from General James Marshall-Cornwall to WSC explaining his absence at dinner the previous evening; also includes filing note. 20 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4B/175 Note from Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC] to John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] on arrangements for General James Marshall-Cornwall to dine with WSC. 26 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/4B/176 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC informing him that Noel Coward requests an interview as he has recently been staying with [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States. 14 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/4B/177-179 Letter from Domini, Lady Crosfield to CSC asking for WSC's support for Alexander Cawadias [President, Greek Red Cross] who plans a trip to Greece and suggests using his connections with the Greek Royal family to strengthen their ties with England; also includes note from CSC to Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]. 14 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/180 Letter from Alexander Cawadias [President, Greek Red Cross] to WSC on his commitment to the British Empire and his desire for greater ties with Greece; offers his services to Military Intelligence during his time in Greece. [Manuscript]. 14 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/181 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on Alexander Cawadias [President, Greek Red Cross], enclosing copies of CHAR 20/4B/178 - 180. 16 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/182 Letter from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to Alexander Cawadias acknowledging receipt of letter. [Carbon]. 16 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/183 Letter from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] on Alexander Cawadias, enclosing copies of CHAR 20/4/178-180. [Carbon]. 16 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/184 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to CSC on letters from Domini, Lady Crosfield and Alexander Cawadias, annotated by CSC. 17 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/185 Letter from CSC to Domini, Lady Crosfield informing her that her knowledge of Greek may be useful, so she has referred the case to John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC]; annotated by Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] and John Martin [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]. [Carbon]. 22 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/186 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on Domini, Lady Crosfield and Alexander Cawadias [President, Greek Red Cross]. [Carbon]. 24 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/4B/187 Letter from Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] to John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] on using the Greek connections of Domini, Lady Crosfield and Alexander Cawadias [President, Greek Red Cross] for war work. 02 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/188 Letter from Domini, Lady Crosfield to Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] thanking CSC for her kindness. 28 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/4B/189 Paper with the official letterhead of the Anglo-Hellenic League, noting Domini, Lady Crosfield as joint Vice-Chairman. [Nov 1940]
CHAR 20/4B/190-192 Personal letter from Emerald, Lady Cunard to WSC on attitudes to the war and the Allies in the United States; forwarded with WSC's autograph to [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich]; also includes filing note. [Copy]. 10 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/4B/193 Note from John Peck [Private Secretary to WSC] to 6th Lord Hood [Private Secretary to the Minister of Information] forwarding CHAR 20/4B/192 to [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich]. 21 Jun 1940