Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/53A-C

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Date: Jan 1942 - Jun 1942

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CHAR 20/53A/1-2 Old file covers, annotated by WSC. Jan 1942 - Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/3 Letter from WSC to Count Carlo Sforza [Leader of Free Italians] regretting that he was unable to arrange a meeting whilst in New York [United States]. 03 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/4-5 Letter from WSC to Jane Milligan, Chairman of the Exeter Group of the British War Relief Society Incorporated, United States, thanking her for the Birthday Book. 08 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/6-7 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] refusing to accept his resignation and on imports from the United States. 12 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/8 Letter from WSC to Frank Wilson, Chief of the United States Secret Service, thanking him for security arrangements during his visit to Washington, Canada and Florida. 13 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/9-10 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] asking him to thank the Embassy staff for assistance during his visit to Washington. 14 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/11 Letter from WSC to J M Dillon thanking for his most flattering letter addressed to Sir John Maffey [British representative to Eire, Ireland, later 1st Lord Rugby]. 18 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/12-14 Letter from WSC to King George VI advising that Commonwealth Governments have decided to appeal to the United States for assistance; suggests he should receive salute from American troops who are shortly to arrive in Northern Ireland. 22 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/15 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] inviting him to greet the American troops arriving in Belfast [Northern Ireland]. 23 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/16-19 Letter from WSC to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek on appointment of Sir Horace Seymour as British Ambassador to China; reviews the war in the Far East. 27 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/20 Letter from WSC to Sir Howard d'Egville thanking him for his letter. 28 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/21 Letter from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] thanking him for the gifts from Canada. 28 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/22 Letter from WSC to General Dusan Simovic ["Simovitch", Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] thanking him for his letter. 30 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/23-24 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps regretting that he feels unable to take over the Ministry of Supply. 31 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/25 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air and Leader of the Liberal Parliamentary Party, later 1st Lord Thurso] on Liberal voting in the House of Commons and lack of support for the Government. 31 Jan 1942
CHAR 20/53A/26 Letter from WSC to Sir Percy Harris [Deputy Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] requesting him not to ask questions in the House about India. 03 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/27 Letter from WSC to C F Palmer thanking him for his letter. 03 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/28 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] on evidence given to the Committee on aircraft production. 04 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/29-30 Letter from WSC to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh [William Darling] accepting the freedom of the city. 04 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/31 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Reith thanking him for the gift of a Duke of Marlborough Medallion made into a paperweight. 06 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/32 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Quickswood [earlier Lord Hugh Cecil] on his letter to Lord Cranborne [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, later 5th Lord Salisbury]; advises that danger of immediate attack has eased. 08 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/33 Letter from WSC to Vincent Massey [High Commissioner for Canada in Britain] explaining that he is unable to broadcast on the inauguration of the [Canadian] Victory Loan Campaign. 08 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/34 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] thanking him for the report into damaged supplies for the Soviet Union. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/35 Letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Morrell, Deputy Master of Trinity House, thanking him for his letter. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/36 Letter from WSC to Hugh Frewen thanking him for his letter. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/37 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Dundas [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Protectorate] thanking him for his letter. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/38 Letter from WSC to Sir Felix Cassel declining the invitation to become an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/39 Letter from WSC to Sir Malcolm Hilbery accepting the invitation to become an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/40-42 Letters from WSC to Sir Herbert Cunliffe and 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg] declining the invitation to become an Honorary Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. 09 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/43 Letter from WSC to General Sir George Jeffreys advising him not to pursue the statement in the Daily Mirror about his speech in the House. 10 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/44-45 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] urging him to decide whether to take the office of Minister of War Transport, as the House must be informed soon. 10 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/46 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] thanking him for his letter on William Temple's claims to the Archbishopric of Canterbury. 10 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/47 Letter from WSC to Archbishop of York [William Temple] recommending him for the Archbishopric of Canterbury. 11 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/48 Letter from WSC to "Jean Maisky" [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the invitation to a reception. 11 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/49-50 Letter from WSC to Sir Douglas Hacking accepting his resignation as Chairman of the Conservative Party. 13 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/51 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon, Lord Chancellor, requesting the appointment of Sir John Singleton to lead an enquiry into the passage of German battleships through the Straits [of Dover]. 13 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/52 Letter from WSC to Admiral Henry Grant [Chairman and Managing Director of Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limited] requesting him to thank the Egyptian State Broadcasting Company for the bound volume of a broadcast presented on his birthday. 15 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/53 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Ernest Swinton thanking him for his views on Libyan command; expresses own support for Hobart [? Major-General Percy Hobart, Commander of 11th Armoured Division]. 16 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/54 Letter from WSC to Chaim Weizmann [President, World Zionist Organization and Jewish Agency for Palestine] thanking him for his letter. 18 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/55 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore thanking him for his offer of help as an MP. 18 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/56 Letter from WSC to Sir Kingsley Wood [Chancellor of the Exchequer] with enclosure [not present] on the composition of the new War Cabinet. 19 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/57-58 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Moyne [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Walter Guinness] regretting that he will be replaced at the Colonial Office by Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury] in the Cabinet reshuffle. 19 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/59-60 Letter from WSC to "Bobbety" [Lord Cranborne, later 5th Lord Salisbury] advising that the Leader of the House of Lords will not have the right to be present at every War Cabinet meeting. 20 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/61 Letter from WSC to [Henry] David Margesson regretting that he will be replaced as Secretary of State for War in the Cabinet reshuffle. 21 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/62 Letter from WSC to Arthur Greenwood regretting that he will be replaced as Minister Without Portfolio in the Cabinet reshuffle. 21 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/63 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon] regretting that he will be replaced as Minister of Aircraft Production in the Cabinet reshuffle. 21 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/64 Copy of CHAR 20/53A/62. 21 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/65 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Reith [Minister of Works and Planning] regretting that he will be replaced in the Cabinet reshuffle. 21 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/66 Letter from WSC to [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Resident Cabinet Minister at Singapore for Far Eastern affairs, later 1st Lord Norwich] requesting that he postpone his speech until a better opportunity arises. 23 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/67 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Reith inviting him to be Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 23 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/68 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice agreeing that an Officer from one of the services should be put over the others when performing a "Task". 24 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/69-71 Letter from WSC to the President of Turkey [General Ismet Inonu] on the bonds between the two countries. 24 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/72 Letter from WSC to Miss Burton thanking her for the snowdrops. 24 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/73 Letter from WSC to Archbishop of York [William Temple] on his appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury. 25 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/74 Letter from WSC to Bishop of Winchester [Cyril Garbett] on his appointment as Archbishop of York. 25 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/75 Letter from WSC to Manuel de Gonzales Montesinos thanking him for the sombrero. 26 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/76 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] thanking him for his note on the Defence Administration. 27 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/77 Letter from WSC to [Henry] David Margesson thanking him for his help and hoping to be of service. 27 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/78 Letter from WSC to Major Peter Shaw thanking him for his letter. 27 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/79 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Wedgwood thanking him for the copy of his article "To Save India". 25 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/80 Letter from WSC to Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond agreeing that Trincomalee and Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] are in danger. 28 Feb 1942
CHAR 20/53A/81-82 Old file covers. Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/83 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Leathers [Minister of War Transport] thanking him for his letter. 01 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/84 Letter from WSC to Osbert Peake [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office, later 1st Lord Ingleby] thanking him for his letter. 01 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/85 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Edwards accepting his resignation as Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury. 01 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/86 Letter from WSC to Reverend Edward Welles thanking him for his letter. 02 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/87 Letter from WSC to [William] Stephen King-Hall thanking him for his letter. 02 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/88 Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Shakespeare [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Dominions Office] regretting that he will be replaced in the Cabinet reshuffle. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/89 Letter from WSC to Captain Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee] regretting that he will be replaced as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of Scotland in the Cabinet reshuffle. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/90-91 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hankey regretting that he will be replaced as Paymaster-General by Sir William Jowitt in the Cabinet reshuffle. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/92 Letter from WSC to Frederick Montague [later 1st Lord Amwell] regretting that he will be replaced as Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production in the Cabinet reshuffle. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/93 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] asking him to resign as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State [for War]. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/94 Letter from WSC to Patrick Munro asking him to resign as a Junior Lord of the Treasury. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/95 Letter from WSC to Captain Austin Hudson [Civil Lord of the Admiralty] asking him to resign from office. 03 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/96 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] with sympathy on the sinking of the Free French submarine Surcouf. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/97 Letter from WSC to Vice-Admiral Emile Muselier [Commander-in-Chief, Free French Naval Forces] with sympathy on the sinking of the Free French submarine Surcouf. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53A/98-99 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, 1st Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff, proposing that General Sir Alan Brooke [Chief of Imperial General Staff, later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] take over leading Chiefs of Staff Committee to lighten Pound's workload; proposes Lord Louis Mountbatten [Commodore, Combined Operations] should assume title of Chief of Combined Operations and join the Chiefs of Staff Committee. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/100-102 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield explaining delays in completion of capital ships, such as Lion and Temeraire. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/103 Letter from WSC to the Under-Treasurer, Gray's Inn [Stanley Bunning (? or Standley Bunning)] thanking the Bench for his election as Honorary Bencher. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/104 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [? Cosmo Lang] thanking him for his help over new appointments. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/105 Letter from WSC to Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, Maharaja of Bikaner thanking him for the copy of his speech. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/106 Letter from WSC to Captain Austin Hudson regretting that a vacancy has already been filled. 04 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/107-109 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, [1st Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff] hoping he favours the Army chairing the Chiefs of Staff Committee as the Navy and RAF have both borne the responsibility; Lord Louis Mountbatten [Commodore, Combined Operations] requests military and Air Force rank in addition to naval authority on joining the committee. 05 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/110 Letter from WSC to "Crinks", Harcourt Johnstone [Secretary, Department of Overseas Trade] thanking him for his letter on economic relations between Britain and the United States. Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/111 Letter from WSC to A Keen [United States] thanking him for the model of the Mayflower. 05 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/112 Letter from WSC to Sir George Broad-bridge [later 1st Lord Broadbridge] thanking him for his letter. 05 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/113 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg] on a position for his son, Captain Quintin Hogg [later 2nd Lord Hailsham and Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone]. 06 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/114 Letter from WSC to Thomas Williams [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture] urging him to have his arthritis treated as advised by Sir Charles Wilson [President, Royal College of Physicians, later 1st Lord Moran]. 06 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/115 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Moyne [former Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Walter Guinness] thanking him for his notes on reform of the Colonial Service and Palestine. 06 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/116 Letter from WSC to Clare Sheridan regretting that he has no further news of Lieutenant Thomas Sheridan, a survivor of HMS Prince of Wales who was captured and taken to Singapore. 06 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/117 Letter from WSC to the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral [Walter Matthews] advising that Vigo Demant will be the new Canon. 07 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/118 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [? Cosmo Lang] agreeing that April 19 should be National Day of Prayer. 07 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/119 Letter from WSC to Vigo Demant on his appointment as the new Canon of St Paul's Cathedral. 07 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/120 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hankey on his memoranda about capital ships and bomber aircraft. 07 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/121 Letter from WSC to the 6th Duke of Montrose [earlier Lord Graham] proposing he become Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 08 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/122 Letter from WSC to Sir Eugen Millington-Drake thanking him for his most generous gift. 09 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/123 Letter from WSC to Don Juan Omarrementeria returning his generous gift of a gold watch, with thanks for the thought. 09 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/124 Letter from WSC to Luis Vinals Leon, member of Mexican Chamber of Deputies, thanking him for the cigars. 09 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/125 Letter from WSC to Lady Patricia Ramsay thanking her for enquiry about a Civil List pension for Archibald Hartrick. 10 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/126 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel John Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon] suggesting recommending him for a peerage. 10 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/127 Letter from WSC to Patrick Munro thanking him for his letter. 10 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/128 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore thanking him for the photograph. 10 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/129 Letter from WSC to 19th Lord Saltoun accepting the gift of a portrait of the 1st Duke of Marlborough by Van der Wer. 10 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/130 Letter from WSC to Sir John Miles [Warden of Merton College, Oxford] accepting an Honorary Fellowship of Merton College. 10 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/131-132 Letter from WSC to William Deakin on the work of Sir William Jowitt as Paymaster-General on reconstruction. 13 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/133 Letter from WSC to Sir Patrick Hannon on Japanese atrocities in Hong Kong. 15 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/134 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Harewood [earlier Lord Lascelles] offering him the Presidency of the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation. 15 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/135 Letter from WSC to Sir Malcolm Robertson [MP for Mitcham, Surrey] on the resolution of support from the Mitcham Division Women's Conservative and Unionists Club. 15 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/136 Letter from WSC to Sir Waldron Smithers advising that a date has been set for a National Day of Prayer. 15 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/137-138 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] accepting his refusal to be nominated for a peerage. [2 copies]. 15 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/139 Letter from WSC to Arthur Young on the resolution passed by the Central Council of the Scottish Unionist Association. 16 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/140-142 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of York [William Temple] with a list of recommendations to Bishoprics. 17 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/143 Letter from WSC to Lord Cranborne [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 5th Lord Salisbury] thanking him for nominating Professor Henry Cohen to the Honours Lists. 17 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/144 Letter from WSC to 28th Lord Crawford and [11th Lord] Balcarres [earlier Lord Balniel] regretting his refusal to accept the Chairmanship of the Royal Fine Art Commission. 19 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/145 Letter from WSC to Sir John Miles [Warden of Merton College, Oxford] thanking him for the Honorary Fellowship of Merton College. 19 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/146 Letter from WSC to George Hicks [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works and Buildings] thanking him for sending the oak shield from the House of Commons to be displayed at Chequers [Buckinghamshire]. 19 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/147 Letter from WSC to Sir George Mitcheson accepting the Presidency of the London National Conservative Chairmen's Association. 19 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/148 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] on a secret memorandum from the committee about Electrical Power supply. 21 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/149 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hankey thanking him for his letter. 21 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/150-153 Letter from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of Production, later 1st Lord Chandos] on his findings regarding closer links between Service and Production departments of the Armed Forces, and tank production. 22 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/154 Letter from WSC to Sir George Mitcheson thanking the Constitutional Club for its message. 22 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/155 Letter from WSC to 19th Lord Saltoun advising he has received the picture of 1st Duke of Marlborough. 22 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/156 Letter from WSC to William Darling, Lord Provost of Edinburgh accepting the Freedom of the City. 24 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/157 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Weir [Chairman of Tank Board] thanking him for his note entitled "An Outlook Justifying a New Short Term War Policy". 24 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/158 Letter from WSC to Professor Harold Laski suggesting that the war be won before fighting over Socialism and Free Enterprise. 25 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/159 Letter from WSC to the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster [Arthur Hinsley] thanking him for his memorandum on Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Eastern Poland. 25 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/160 Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Shakespeare acknowledging his acceptance of a nomination for a Baronetcy. 25 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/161 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Wedgwood thanking him for his letter on the Ganges [India] and the son of Rajagopalachariar [? Chakravarti Rajagopalacharya, or Sir Shrinivas Rajagopalachari]. 25 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/162 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Denman thanking him for withdrawing his motion. 26 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/163 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Wedgwood refusing him an interview. 26 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/164 Letter from WSC to 6th Duke of Montrose [Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, earlier Lord Graham] declining to address the General Assembly. 26 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/165-166 Letter from WSC to Sir James Grigg on financial arrangements following his move from the Civil Service [as Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] to become Secretary of State for War. 28 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/168 Letter from WSC to Sir John Singleton on his report on defective tank axle arms and damage in transit. 30 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/169-170 Letter from WSC to Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard advocating unrestricted bombing offensive against Germany and on the harm done by public criticism. 30 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/171 Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Hardinge [Secretary to King George VI] agreeing that the Duke of Gloucester should proceed directly to the Middle East and not stop in Malta. 30 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/172 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore commiserating on his failure to win a Parliamentary seat. 31 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/173 Letter from WSC to T S Newman, Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, with gratitude for a donation of 30,000 pounds. 31 Mar 1942
CHAR 20/53B/174 Old file cover, annotated. Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/175 Letter from WSC to Sir Patrick Hannon thanking him for nominating Sir William Brass [later 1st Lord Chattisham] as a Junior Minister. 01 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/176 Letter from WSC to the Venezuelan Minister to the Vatican, Rome [Italy] thanking him for his letter. 01 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/177 Letter from WSC to 12th Lord Kinnaird desiring to nominate him as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Perth [Scotland]. 02 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/178-179 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] on promises to Australia on the diversion of troops to combat Japanese invasion. 03 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/180 Letter from Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] to WSC on importance of a Second Front to draw pressure off the Soviet Union and on the contribution of the Soviet Union to the war; annotated by WSC. 03 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/181 Letter from WSC to General Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate regretting he was unable to grant Ronald [Wingate] an interview. 03 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/182 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice [President, British Legion] regretting he cannot address the Legion annual meeting. 03 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/183 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Campbell on his comments about strategy in the Far East. 03 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/184 Letter from WSC to the Bishop of Gloucester [Arthur Headlam] thanking him for his memorandum on Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. 03 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/185 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Raglan [earlier FitzRoy Somerset] desiring to nominate him as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Monmouth. 04 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/186 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] on a memo about Portuguese sardines. 06 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/187 Letter from WSC to Rev Samuel Hughes [Secretary, the Free Church Federal Council] thanking him for good wishes from the council. 06 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/188 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Brownlow [earlier Peregrine Cust] thanking him for his letter about the Grantham [Lincolnshire] by-election. 06 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/189 Letter from WSC to Senator P A Myburgh thanking him for the book from himself, Mr Pocock and Mr Acutt. 07 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/190 Letter from WSC to Roy Harrod accepting his resignation from [? Statistical] Branch. 08 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/191 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] thanking him for his letter on policy towards India. 10 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/192 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government, and Commander- in-Chief, Polish Army] on his memorandum about establishing a second front in Western Europe. 14 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/193-195 Letter from WSC to Robert Barrington-Ward [Editor of the Times] on the impracticality of appointing a Chief of Great General Staff without a department or Service. 17 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/196 Letter from WSC to 17th Duke of Somerset [earlier Lord Seymour] desiring to nominate him as Lord Lieutenant of the County of Wiltshire. 17 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/197 Letter from WSC to General George Marshall, Chief of the United States General Staff, thanking him for forwarding the letter from ? Major-General Jonathan Wainwright. 17 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/198 Letter from WSC to [William] Averell Harriman thanking him for sending the production figures for the United States. 19 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/199 Letter from WSC to John Pennington on his selection as National Government candidate for Wallasey [Cheshire] by-election. 19 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53B/200 Letter from WSC to Francis Beattie on his selection as National Government candidate for Cathcart, [Glasgow, Scotland] by-election. 19 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/201 Letter from WSC to Robert Barrington-Ward [Editor of the Times] on the unfeasibility of his suggestion for a new Chief Professional Adviser to the Chiefs of Staff. 22 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/202 Letter from WSC to Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War] on instructions to the Treasury. 22 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/203 Letter from WSC to [William] Howard Gritten [MP for the Hartlepools, County Durham] thanking him for his services to the Conservative Party. 22 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/204 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] on proposals to be put to the Cabinet by Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information]. 22 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/205 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] asking for his opinion on a memorandum by Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] on his visit to India and proposals by Robert Barrington-Ward [Editor of the Times, about Services' bureaucracy]. 22 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/206 Letter from WSC to Commander Sir Charles Craven accepting his resignation as Controller- General of the Ministry of Aircraft Production. 23 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/207 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Claude Holbrook calling for loyalty to the Government in the coming Rugby [Warwickshire] by-election. 23 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/208 Letter from WSC to Noel Coward thanking him for the copy of "Blithe Spirit". 24 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/209 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Gort [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta] hoping to send a convoy of supplies to Malta in June, and Spitfires immediately. 25 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/210 Letter from WSC to Henrietta Courtauld with sympathy on the death of her husband [Major John Courtauld]. 26 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/211 Letter from WSC to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] on his recommendation of John Furniss and Professor [? William] Burgess for honours. 27 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/212 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] hoping he does not feel hampered in acting in Parliament. 28 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/213 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Craven [former Controller- General of the Ministry of Aircraft Production] advising that Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman [Chief Executive, Ministry of Aircraft Production] will remain as Deputy to the Chief of Air Staff [Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal] as they work well together. 28 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/214 Letter from WSC to [Edward] Leslie Burgin refusing to authorise references which may affect future practice. 30 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/53C/215-216 Old file cover. May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/217-219 Letter from WSC to Field-Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on progress of operation Ironclad [codename for British occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar] and need to secure Malta; hopes he will visit Britain from the Middle East. 01 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/220 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] postponing a debate until later in May. 01 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/221 Letter from WSC to Robert Graves expressing pleasure in his "Sergeant Lamb" books. 02 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/222 Letter from WSC to Sir Patrick Hannon [Chairman, Constitutional Club] thanking him for the expression of support from the club. 02 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/223 Letter from WSC to Ava, Lady Anderson [earlier Ava Wigram, later Ava, Lady Waverley] thanking her for the letter from [Andre] Charles Corbin [former French Ambassador to Britain]. [See CHAR 20/55/81-83 for Lady Anderson's and Corbin's letters]. 02 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/224 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister, Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for his letter about Hitler's appeal. 03 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/225 Letter from WSC to the Bishop of Blackburn [Percy Herbert] on his appointment to the Bishopric of Norwich. 04 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/226-227 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister, Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] on placement of Polish troops in the Middle East. 05 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/228 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the gift of the United States flag. 08 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/229 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] thanking him for his letter on the agreement with the Soviet Union. 10 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/230-231 Letter from WSC to Dean of Exeter [Spencer Carpenter] on the bombing of the city and cathedral of Exeter [Devon]. 10 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/232 Letter from WSC to Herbert Evatt [Australian representative in British War Cabinet] inviting him to be nominated to the Privy Council. 11 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/233 Letter from WSC to Captain J Drummond-Hay commending No 2 Company, Holding Battalion, Coldstream Guards for their fine work at Chequers [Buckinghamshire]. 11 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/234 Letter from WSC to Miss G Lamont [Administrator, Chequers, Buckinghamshire] thanking her for the birthday cake. 12 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/235 Letter from WSC to Captain Count Stefan Zamoyski [Aide-de-Camp to General Wladyslaw Sikorski] thanking him for the antique map of the Kingdom of Poland. 13 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/236 Letter from WSC to the Lord Mayor of London [Sir John Laurie] declining to intervene in the election of the new Lord Mayor. 13 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/237 Letter from WSC to Oliver Stanley regretting they have not kept in closer touch. 13 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/238 Letter from WSC to Sir Patrick Hannon thanking him for the congratulations from the Midland [? Conservative] Group. 14 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/239 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [? William Temple] scheduling a meeting. 14 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/240 Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] proposing to renew his Trusteeship of the National Gallery. 19 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/241 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Swinton [Chairman, British Commercial Corporation, earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Greame] thanking him for his work on security co-ordination for the visits of the Queen Elizabeth, Aquitania and Cathay to the United States. 19 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/242-243 Letter from WSC to the Mayor of Exeter [R G Saunders] on bomb damage to the city of Exeter [Devon]. 22 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/244 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [former Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] on the wording of a statement on delays in production. 22 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/245 Letter from WSC to David Gray [United States Legation, Dublin, Ireland] thanking him for his letter. 24 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/246-247 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [former Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] advising him to alter his statement on the work of the Defence Committee as it threatens Cabinet secrecy. 24 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/248 Letter from WSC to Dr Emil Oprecht thanking him for the German translation of "Into Battle" and on his work publishing in English for the Ministry of Information in Switzerland. 25 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/249 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Zetland [earlier Lord Ronaldshay] inviting him to be nominated as a Knight of the Garter. 27 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/250 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Lang [Trustee of the British Museum], on the settlement of security for British Museum treasures. 27 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/251 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Hankey on a suggested bombing campaign: a matter not "of principle ... but of ... available resources". 27 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/253-255 Letter from WSC to Cyril Lakin on his selection as candidate for the Llandaff and Barry constituency [Glamorgan, Wales] following the death of Patrick Munro. 27 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/256 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Henry Arnold [Commanding-General, United States Army Air Forces] thanking him for the gift of a crate of oranges. 29 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/257 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] thanking him for defending the Government at the Labour Party Conference. 29 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/258 Letter from WSC to Admiral Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle- Drax thanking him for his memorandum on British Sea Power. 30 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/259 Letter from WSC to 15th Lord Pembroke [earlier Lord Herbert, also 12th Lord Montgomery] seeking his support for John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale] as National Government Candidate [for Salisbury, Wiltshire]. 30 May 1942
CHAR 20/53C/260 Old file cover. Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/261 Letter from WSC to Winifred, Duchess of Portland thanking her for her recommendation of Professor Henry Cohen. 01 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/262 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Courtauld Thomson [later 1st Lord Courtauld-Thomson] on his offer to present Dorneywood [Buckinghamshire] to the National Trust as a Prime Ministerial or Ministerial official residence. 01 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/263 Letter from WSC to [William] Averell Harriman [United States representative of Combined Shipping Adjustment Board] thanking him for the report on British dock labour. 03 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/264 Letter from WSC to Jean [Ivan] Maisky [Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for his enquiry about Randolph Churchill's injury. 05 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/265 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] with a reply to his secret memorandum PM/MEM/41-42/2 on Electric Power Supply. 05 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/266 Letter from WSC to the Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Thomas Mitchell] declining the freedom of the city. [See CHAR 20/54B/191 for further reply]. 06 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/267 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Merriman refusing to intervene on the case of Colonel [? Thomas] Blatherwick discussed before Parliament. 05 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/268 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Kemsley [earlier James Berry] thanking him for his support of the Fuel Economy Campaign. 05 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/269-271 Letter from WSC to R J Hunt [? Reuben Hunt] on his selection as National Government Candidate in the Maldon [Essex] by-election; with covering note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to C D Stelling, Conservative Central Office. 05 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/272 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Courtauld Thomson [later 1st Lord Courtauld-Thomson] declining the offer of a Gold Medal donated to the Red Cross Aid to Russia [Soviet Union] appeal. 05 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/273-275 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer] on his ill-advised statements in the House of Lords about independent Parliaments for Scotland and Wales, and European policy. 07 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/276 Letter from WSC to Vi Wellington Koo [Chinese Ambassador to Britain] on their recent meeting. 09 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/277 Letter from WSC to 6th Duke of Montrose [earlier Lord Graham] thanking him for suggesting honours for Shipmasters of the Merchant Navy. 11 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/278 Letter from WSC to Rear-Admiral Tufton Beamish thanking him for his son's account of events in Singapore. 11 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/279 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Camden on WSC's honorary appointment as Colonel of 89th (Cinque Ports) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. 14 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/280 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] on the cancellation of his broadcast on the miners, and its replacement with a broadcast on the Soviet Treaty by Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon]. 14 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/281-282 Letter from WSC to Baron Emile de Cartier de Marchienne [Belgian Ambassador to Britain] declining to break the blockade of Belgium to supply vitamins and milk for children and pregnant women. 14 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/283 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] suggesting that he will be seen as running election candidates against the Government, as Thomas Driberg [candidate for Maldon, Essex, later Lord Bradwell] and [? Humphrey] Frank Owen are standing as Independent Candidates. 14 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/284-286 Letter from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt], President of the United States, thanking him for the gifts from the people of the United States but emphasizing that the shipping lanes are required for military purposes. 14 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/287 Letter from WSC to [?] Slobodan Jovanovitch [Slobodan Jovanovic, Yugoslav Vice-Premier and Minister of Justice] on nutrition in occupied Yugoslavia. 15 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/288 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the message from Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister]. 15 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/289 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] thanking him for the memorandum entitled "Air against the Sea". 16 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/290 Letter from WSC to Rear-Admiral Tufton Beamish on his son's diary account of the journey from Singapore to Sumatra. [See CHAR 20/55/97-98 for Beamish's letter]. 16 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/291 Letter from WSC to Sir Donald Somervell [Attorney-General] asking him to postpone his action until the war is over. 16 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/292-293 Letter from WSC to Captain Charles Mott-Radclyffe [earlier Charles Radclyffle] on his selection as National Government candidate in the Windsor [Berkshire] by-election. 16 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/294 Letter from WSC to King George VI recommending Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] as his successor in the event of his death whilst abroad. 16 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/295-296 Letter from WSC to General Douglas MacArthur [Commander-in-Chief of Allied Forces, South West Pacific Area] expressing admiration for his command. 17 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/297 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Courtauld Thomson [later 1st Lord Courtauld-Thomson] advising that he will buy the Gold Medal himself from the Russian Fund. 17 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/298 Letter from WSC to Sir Earle Page [Special Australian Envoy to British War Cabinet] inviting him to be nominated to the Order of the Companions of Honour. 17 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/299 Letter from WSC to Henry Stimson, United States Secretary of War, thanking him and General George Marshall [Chief of the United States General Staff] and General Robert Eichelberger for presenting him to the troops during his visit to the United States. 25 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/300 Letter from WSC to Theodore Wilson, United States Treasury, thanking him for the assistance during his visit. 25 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/301 Letter from WSC to Sir Charles Wilson [President, Royal College of Physicians, later 1st Lord Moran] thanking him for accompanying WSC to Washington [United States] at short notice. 29 Jun 1942
CHAR 20/53C/302 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] advising that a topic he placed before the War Cabinet [a Vote of Censure against the Government] will be raised immediately before Parliament. 30 Jun 1942