Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/93A-B

Part of: CHAR 20
Next record: CHAR 20/94A-B
Previous record: CHAR 20/92

Date: Jan 1943 - Jun 1943

Scope/content:

Other details

Access:

Open

Physical: 2 bound files and 1 folder (199 folios)
Publication: Alternative format:
Original Reference: Language:

Contained records

Reference Record Date
CHAR 20/93A/1 Note with the words "Mr C's letters" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/93A/2 Letter from WSC to General George Patton [United States Army] thanking him for the security arrangements made by him during WSC's visit to the Anfa conference [Casablanca, Morocco] Initialled. 25 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/3 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant General Sir Bernard Freyberg [Commander 2nd New Zealand Division] praising him and his division which he recently inspected in Tripoli [Libya]. Signed. 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/4 Letter from WSC to Mrs Montgomery congratulating her on her son's achievements and informing her that he has been requested by General Sir Bernard Montgomery (General Officer Commanding the 8th Army) to pass on a portrait of the General painted by a New Zealand official war artist to his son David. Signed. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/5-6 Letter from WSC to General Vladislav Sikorski [Polish Prime Minister in exile in London] regarding the deteriorating position of the Polish forces in the Soviet Union informing him that Sir Archibald Clark Kerr [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] had recently visited Moscow to discuss this situation with Monsieur de Romer and the United States representative and that he was now awaiting the Ambassador's report on the matter. WSC urges General Sikorski to state his case to President Roosevelt. Initialled. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/7 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner] in reply to his paper on post war organisation, stating that a final solution must wait until the war had been won Signature in typescript]. 07 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/8 Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark [Commander United States Naval Forces in Europe] inviting him to attend, on an informal basis, future meetings of the Anti- U-Boat Warfare Committee Signed. 13 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/9 Letter from WSC to Eleanor Rathbone [Independent MP for Combined Universities] praising her for her speech which interrupted the previous evening's debate in the House of Commons Signed. Annotated "Private". 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/10-11 Letter from WSC to Hamilton Kerr [Conservative MP for Oldham, Lancashire] welcoming the revival of the Federation of University Conservative and Unionist Associations which is due to hold a conference in London Initialled. 25 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/12 Letter from WSC to Ambassador Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador in London] thanking him for sending a copy of the film "Stalingrad" which he states is a "worthy portrayal of the great feats of the Red Army" Signed. 29 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/13 Letter from WSC to Ambassador Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador in London] thanking him for a previous letter regarding the views of his government towards the peace in Finland and stressing that point four of this letter has raised a question of policy which the United Nations had not yet agreed on. Initials in typescript. 31 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/14-15 Letter from WSC to Air Marshal Sir Bertine Sutton [Air Member for Personnel] informing him of his delight at having been awarded honorary wings by the RAF. Signed. 01 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93A/16-18 Letter marked "secret" from WSC to Hugh Molson [Conservative MP for High Peak, Derbyshire] answering two points of concern regarding anti U Boat warfare. Firstly the possibility of unified command which he agrees with in principle but stresses that difficulties of administration render it unpractical and uses the situation in the North Atlantic as an example. The second point deals with the use of committees, arguing that it is not their duty to take charge of operations but they should "focus the energies" of Departments of State and consist of those who are responsible for the administration and provision of resources and not by those who can only recommend Signed. 03 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93A/19-21 Letter from WSC to King Peter of Yugoslavia answering his letter for advice regarding his marriage to Princess Alexandria of Greece in which WSC gives his full support. WSC suggests that the best way of discovering the attitude of General Dragolub Milhailovi [Yugoslav Legation in London] towards the marriage is to send him a telegram. WSC supports the King's suggestion that he should visit the Middle East but advises against his wish to return to Yugoslavia Signed. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93A/22-23 Letter from WSC to General De Gaulle urging him to leave France and to come to England and help his people by assisting the United Nations Initialled. 27 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93A/24-25 Note from WSC to King George VI asking him for his permission to visit the United States along with Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander of the American British Dutch Command and Commander in Chief India] and other Commanders in Chief in India. Signed. 30 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93A/26 Letter from WSC (The White House, Washington D C, United States) to Dr Herbert Evatt [Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs, Australia] accepting his offer to represent Poland at Moscow on behalf of the Commonwealth Government. Signed. 13 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/27 Letter from WSC (The White House, Washington D C, United States) to Senator T Connally thanking him and the members of the Foreign Relations Committee for lunch Initials in typescript. 20 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/28 Letter from WSC (The White House, Washington, United States) to Congressman Sol Bloom to thank him and the Foreign Affairs Committee for lunch Initials in typescript. 20 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/29 Letter from WSC (The White House, Washington D C, United States) to Speaker Sam Rayburn thanking him for the honour of inviting him to address congress Initialled. 21 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/30 Letter from WSC (The White House, Washington D C, United States) to Joseph C Baldwin (House of Representatives Washington D C, United States) thanking him for sending the American flag which flew over the capital during his address to the Joint Sessions of the two houses Initials in typescript. Copy. 21 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/31 Letter from WSC (The British Embassy, Washington D C, United States) to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Supreme Commander of the American British Dutch Command and Commander in Chief India] thanking him for sending "Mandalay" Initialled. 22 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/32 Letter to Dr Herbert Evatt [Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs, Australia] thanking him for informing him of the agreement of Vyacheslav Molotov [Vice Chairman of the Council of the People's Commissars of the Soviet Union] to Australia taking over the representation of Poland in the Soviet Union. Initialled. 22 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/33 Letter from WSC (The White House, Washington D C, United States) to Anon G Carter (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, United States) thanking him for the gift of a Texan hat Initialled. 25 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/34 Letter from WSC (in the air) to Edward informing him of the outcome of a meeting with President Roosevelt, Vice President Henry Agard Wallace and himself stating that they were a little concerned that other countries may become worried that Britain and the United States were "trying to boss the world." Agreement was reached on the principal that foreigners should adopt the citizenship of the country in which they settle but that it should be retained in the Anglo American sphere. All thought that the Anglo-American Combined staff institution should continue. WSC asks him to forward passages of this letter to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] but not to circulate them until his return and stresses that it was made clear that he was at all times just expressing his personal view. Initialled. Copy. 26 May 1943
CHAR 20/93A/35 Folder with "January and February 1943" on the front and annotated "Pruned: D K 11/4/40", inside the folder reads "29 S and G Report" Manuscript. Jan 1943-Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/36-37 Copy of a letter from WSC to John Andrews MP marked 'private' about the allocation of honours to Northern Ireland. WSC states that he reviewed Andrews' recommendations and arranged for an increased number of "Ulster names" to be submitted and, in response to Andrews' letter, arranged for Lady [Gladys] Stronge, D Wemys and F S Irvine to be submitted in addition. He promises to continue to give Andrews' recommendations his personal attention. Typescript. Unsigned carbon. 01 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/38 Letter from WSC to [2nd] Lord Birkenhead [earlier Sir Frederick Smith and Lord Furneaux] informing him that on reflection he believes he was right and that there will be other chances in the future Signed. 02 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/39 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] marked "Private" agreeing with the "robust line you take regarding the Empire" and the importance of securing defence interests in the post war settlement Initialled. 02 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/40 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel John Jermain [Unionist MP for Chelmsford, Essex] informing him that his request for a fighting position abroad will be considered on receipt of the report of the Commandant, Staff College Signed. 03 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/41 Letter from WSC to the Turkish Ambassador Huseyin Rauf Orbay thanking him for the gift of some boxes of cigarettes Signed. 03 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/42 Letter from WSC to The Rev. Samuel William Hughes [Vice President of Baptist Union, Great Britain and Ireland] thanking him for his letter of support Signed. 04 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/43 Letter from WSC to Denis Nowell Pritt [Labour MP for Hammersmith North, London] informing him that his letter will forwarded to the appropriate department Signed. 04 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/44-45 Letter from WSC to Abdulla ibn Hussein thanking him for his aide memoire assuring him that the matters referred to will be given careful consideration Signed. 06 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/46 Letter from WSC to Monsieur Weyemberg congratulating him for the continued success of "message" [a Belgium magazine for the British public] Signed. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/47 Letter from WSC to E A Randag wishing him prosperity and happiness on his recently acquired lease of Chequers land Signed. 06 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/48 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Unionist MP for County Down] marked "personal" thanking him for his recent letter Signed. 11 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/49 Letter from WSC to The Maharajah Jam Saheb of Nawangarof of condolence at the death of his father and of regret at his subsequent return to India Signed. Annotated "We shall miss you much". 12 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/50 Letter from WSC to Tom Williams [Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries] urging him to take a break for three months on account of his continued ill health Signed. 12 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/51 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Tizard [a Development Commissioner] marked "private and confidential" regarding the problems of day bombing which mean heavier losses but greater accuracy. He notes that as current losses are mainly due to "flak", day bombers will have to fly at a great height to reduce their chances of being hit, but this will "restrict the number of days on which they can operate" and so looks forward to seeing the arguments when they have been produced Signed. 12 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/52 Letter from WSC (Anfa Camp, Casablanca, Morocco) to Lieutenant-General Brehon Somervell [Commanding General of the Services of Supply, United States Army] marked "Secret" regarding the monthly figures for the loss rates of dry cargo ships for 1942, stressing that these figures included the heavy losses of Torch [Allied Invasion of French North Africa] and estimated that the rate for the next four months would be about two percent Signed in typescript. 18 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/53 Letter from WSC to Henry Morganthau Jr [Secretary of the Treasury, United States] thanking him for sending him a gramophone record Signed. 24 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/54 Letter from WSC (Cairo, Egypt) to Adelard Godbout thanking him for the gift of a box of chocolates Signed. 29 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/55 Letter from WSC (British Embassy, Cairo) to Prime Minister Mustapha El Nahas Pasha thanking him for his telegram of congratulations at the victory of the 8th Army Signature in typescript. 29 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/56 Letter from WSC to (British Embassy, Cairo) to Major- General Leslie Morshead (9th Australian Division) praising his division for their contribution to the Battle of Egypt Initialled. 29 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/93A/57 Letter from WSC to General Sir Alan Bourne thanking him for his letter regarding his relinquishing the post of Adjutant General Royal Marines Initialled. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/58 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Polish Prime Minister in exile in London] thanking him for sending the speech which he made on his return from the United States and informing him that he now has a translated copy of his book on modern warfare. Signed. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/59 Letter from WSC to Robert Graves thanking him for a copy of his new book "Wife of Mr Milton" Signed. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/60 Letter from WSC to Captain James Lawson [Unionist MP for North Kensington, London] informing him that due to being engaged in the war effort he has not had time to consider this matter but believes that efforts are being made in the Committee stages to reach an agreement [Signed]. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/61 Letter from WSC to Edward, [10th] Duke of Devonshire [earlier Lord Hartington, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Colonies informing him of his pleasure at becoming the possessor of the lion (a gift from the Duke) and joking that he had no need for it yet at Downing Street or Chequers and that if all else fails the Duke could personally receive the lion at Chatsworth House [Derbyshire]. Annotated copy. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/62 Letter from WSC to Sir William Beveridge thanking him for his letter and hoping for an opportunity for future discussions Initialled. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/63 Letter from WSC to Hubert Pierlot [Belgian Prime Minister] thanking him for his letter and apologising for not yet having a reply on the matter referred to Signed. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/64 Letter from WSC to Lord Lovat thanking him for sending him a copy of the "Life of your father" Signed. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/65 Copy of CHAR 20/93A/65. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/66 Letter from WSC to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Sir Edward Stanley] declining an invitation to lunch with the Pilgrim's [Society]. Initialled. Annotated "P S I have a heady cold, sore throat and a temperature and am lying up". 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/67 Letter from WSC to Sir Richard Hopkins [Permanent Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, Treasury Department] urging him to accept the advice of the doctor and to take three days rest Signed. 18 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/68 Letter from WSC to Eva, Lady Reading thanking her for her letter regarding the Government's plans to help the Jewish people and enclosing a note prepared by the Foreign Office on this subject [See CHAR 20/93/69-71] Signed. 21 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/69-71 Note prepared by the Foreign Office regarding the Government's plans to assist the Jewish people stressing that difficulties such as transport present a problem but that they have had some success in assisting in the transfer of Jewish refugees from Turkey, Hungary and Romania. Plans are currently being made to transfer 4500 Jewish refugees from Bulgaria to Palestine but transport problems make this a slow process and that action is being taken to gain Allied co-operation on other measures. 1943
CHAR 20/93A/72 Letter from WSC to the Duke of Montrose asking permission to enter the Duke's name to King George VI for the appointment, for a second term, as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Signed. 24 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/73 Letter from WSC to the Secretary Treasurer, Mutual Fire Underwriters Ontario [Canada] thanking him for their latest donation of £2,661 given to assist people affected by the bombings and informing him of his decision to donate the full total of their gift, £15,141, to the Women's Voluntary Service. Thanks are also given to the Executive for the gift of £500 which was donated to the appeal fund of the YMCA Signed. 24 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/93A/74 Folder marked "March 1943" and annotated "pruned D K, 11/4/5" and marked inside "Col. Harvie Watt" [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] Manuscript. 11 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93A/75 Letter from WSC to President Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz [President of Poland] thanking him for his enquiry about his recent ill-health Signed. 03 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/76 Letter from WSC to Mrs Moffat [wife of Brigadier J Moffat Colonel in Chief of the 4th Hussars] informing her of her husband's good health and spirits at their last meeting [Signed]. 04 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/77-8 Letter from WSC to Mrs Fitzroy [wife of Captain Edward Algernon Fitzroy] expressing sympathy at the death of her husband. Signature in typescript. 04 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/79 Letter from WSC to Henry James Scrymgeour Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee] Conservative MP for Renfrew, Glasgow] thanking him for sending copies of the three memoranda prepared as a result of his visit with the Parliamentary Delegation to China Signed. 05 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/80 Letter from WSC to Vincent Massey [trustee of the Tate Gallery] thanking him for his letter which conveyed a kind message from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] Signed. 05 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/81 Letter from WSC to Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] thanking him for his letter enquiring about his health. Signed. 05 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/82 Letter from WSC to Henry Mulholland [Speaker of the House of Commons Northern Ireland] thanking him for his letter enquiring about his illness Signed. 06 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/83 Letter from WSC to Dr Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] thanking him for his letter and his gift of a bottle of Dutch gin Signed. 07 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/84 Letter from WSC to George Rickards [Conservative MP for Skipton, Yorkshire] informing him that he is not yet prepared to broach the subject of electoral reform Initialled. 11 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/85 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Conservative MP for Kidderminster, Worcestershire] enclosing a note showing the action taken by the Departments concerned on the recommendations made in the Secret Memorandum from the Select Committee on National Expenditure on the use of timber by the services [not present] Initialled. Annotated that a copy was sent to Sir Alan Barlow [Joint Second Secretary, Treasury]. 11 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/86 Letter from WSC to Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords] marked "Confidential" thanking him for his letter recommending [4th] Lord Templemore [earlier Arthur Chichester] for a Privy Counsellorship and Lord Snell for a Companion of Honour. Signed. 11 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/87 Letter from WSC to Antoine Delfosse [Justice and Information Minister for Belgium] thanking him for sending him a few copies of La Libre Belgique Signed. 13 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/88 Letter from WSC to Captain Sir Arthur Morrell thanking him for his letter enquiring about his health Signed. 13 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/89 Letter from WSC to Robert Graves marked "Private" thanking him for sending him a copy of his book about Milton's wife Signed. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/90 Letter from WSC to Haile Sellassie (Emperor of Ethiopia) informing him that he has asked the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] to communicate to Mr Howe in Addis Ababa [Ethiopia] the details of the Emperor's last letter to WSC and assures him that all is being done to help him in the reconstruction of his country. Signed. 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/91 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith [Governor of Burma] informing him that although he is very pleased with the work done by Stevenson in Burma any special recognition for his work is at present not yet possible Signature in typescript. 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/92 Letter from WSC to Reverend Provost of the Chapter of Westminster Cathedral of condolence at the death of Cardinal Hinsley Signed. 17 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/93 Letter from WSC to President Roosevelt asking him to thank Mrs Harrison for sending him the photograph [of General Sylvester Churchill. See CHAR 20/92/1 and CHAR 20/92/39] confessing that several people could see a likeness Initialled. 19 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/94-95 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham, Conservative MP for Altrincham, Cheshire] supporting him in his proposal to establish clubs in Westminster, Oxford, Cambridge and Stratford upon Avon [Warwickshire] where Dominion and United States servicemen will have special facilities to view the historic sites, stressing that it would be preferential to obtain funding for this by private means indicating that the banks have shown some interest and hoping that all arrangements for this will be made by Easter Signed. 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/96 Letter from WSC to Valentine Elwes thanking him for his recent letter and forwarding a letter about education which was prepared for Cardinal Hinsley's signature Signature in typescript. 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/97 Letter from WSC to Vincent Massey informing him that he has seen his letter to the Chief of Combined Operation, Lord Louis Mountbatten and has requested the Chiefs of Staff to arrange for the order to be placed and is enclosing a copy of the telegram [not present] which he is sending to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] Signed. Copy. 22 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/98 Letter from WSC to Lord Trenchard [earlier Sir Hugh Trenchard, Marshal of the RAF] of condolence on hearing that his son Hugh, is wounded and missing Signed. 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/99 Letter from WSC to Sir Adrian Pollock [City Chamberlain and Treasurer] accepting the invitation of the Court of Common Council of the City of London to the Freedom of the City Signed. 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93A/100 Draft reply by John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC regarding an attached letter [not present] from Sir William Davison [Conservative MP for Kensington, London] stating that: he has spoken to the City Remembrancer who claims that there is no need for WSC to become a Liveryman of one of the Companies before receiving the Honorary Freedom of the City and that WSC had previously declined invitations from the Clothworkers, the Vintners and the Merchant Tailors on the grounds of his pressing wartime claims. Initialled. 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/101-2 Letter from WSC to Sir Edwin Lutyens [Architect of the Whitehall Cenotaph] thanking him for his ideas regarding the inclusion of the RAF Ensign on the Cenotaph and agreeing that it should be substituted for the White Ensign. His concern for the future of town and country planning should, he suggests, be directed towards the Minister concerned, W S Morrison Signed. Annotated: "For the master file". 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/103 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant F A de Vine Hunt thanking him for sending a specially designed polyconical projection, a scale protractor and a cutting from a 1903 Pearson magazine and to wish him good luck upon his possible departure from the upper war room Signed. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/104 Letter from WSC to Sir Richard Acland [Independent MP for Barnstaple, Devonshire] marked "Private" asking to be excused from discussing the political situation with him at present as he did not feel that it could be of any use Signed. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/105 Letter from WSC to Sir William Davison [Conservative MP for Kensington, London] declining his offer of Honorary Freedom and Livery of the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers due to his pressing wartime claims [see CHAR 20/93/100] Signed. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/106 Letter from WSC to Major General Sir Andrew Jameson McCulloch [Colonel of Highland Light Infantry] thanking him for informing him of the composition of a pipe march in his honour by Pipe -Major Lewis and that his Private Secretary would make arrangements for the march to be played Signature in typescript. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/107 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple informing him that the appointment of a Minister for Social Security even as an appendage to the Minister of Food was at the moment out of the question as the confidence of the nation could be retained without having to resort to "these kind of demonstrations" Signed. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/108 Letter from WSC to Marshal Stalin informing him of his decision to appoint Lieutenant-General Giffard le Quesne Martel as Head of the British Military Mission to the Soviet Union, giving details of the General's military career Signature in typescript. Copy. 27 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/109 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of New York thanking him for sending him a copy of "The Road to Victory" Signed. Annotated: "Sent to 54 Parkside, Wimbledon". 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/110-111 Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Hardinge [King's Private Secretary] marked "Secret" stating: that he had heard that General Dwight Eisenhower [Commander in Chief of North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] was "rather hurt" that King George VI's message to the troops before the battle had not gone through him and that WSC took responsibility for this; that Torch [Allied Invasion of West North Africa] which was supposed to be a United States operation had now fallen into the practical control of Admiral Sir Alexander Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean], Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Commander in Chief Mediterranean] and General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the 8th Army]; that despite this, in order to remain on good terms with the Allies, he was hoping that King George VI might send another message to General Eisenhower and the troops within the next few days if the battle at El Hamma were to take a favourable turn and that he would be willing to submit a suggested message to King George VI Signed. Annotated: "Archives". 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/112 Letter from WSC to Freeman Matthews [Counsellor of Embassy, United States Diplomatic Service] informing him that the British Government does not object to Iceland, Persia [later Iran], Liberia and Egypt being invited to the food conference. Signature in typescript. 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/113 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] thanking him for his letter regarding the views of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress and encloses a copy of the answer which he has just sent to Mr [David] Kirkwood [Labour MP for Dumbarton, Scotland] Signed. 30 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/114 Letter from WSC to Mrs J A Spender [wife of J Alfred Spender] thanking her for sending him a copy of "Between Two Wars" which as written by her late husband Signature in typescript. 31 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/93B/115 Folder with "April 1943" written on the front and "Oil and timber returns" written on the back Manuscript. Annotated: "Pruned by me D K 11/4/50". Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/116 Letter from WSC to Dr Salvador Diaz Valdes thanking him for conferring upon him Honorary Citizenship of the province of Pinar del Rio [Cuba] and for presenting the diploma granting this honour, to Sir George Forbes [British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Cuba] on his recent visit there Signed. 01 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/117 Letter from WSC to Edward Campbell [Conservative MP for Bromley, London] in reply to his enquiry, informing him that the RAF Ensign has now been added to the flags of the Cenotaph Signed. 01 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/118 Letter from WSC to Major General Ira Eaker [Commanding General United States 8th Bomber Command] thanking him for the enjoyable evening he spent with him at the headquarters of the 8th Air Force Signed. 02 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/119 Letter from WSC to Huseyin Rauf Orbay [Turkish Ambassador in London] informing him that he was very pleased with the reply from Sukru Saracoglu [Prime Minister of Turkey] Signature in typescript. 03 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/120 Letter from WSC to P I Pinkham thanking him for his recent letter regarding the honour conferred upon WSC by the RAF [awarding him honorary wings] Signed. 05 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/121 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Courtauld Greenwood Courtauld-Thomson informing him of his receipt of a copy of his and his sister's will and thanking him for the generous bequest made in them Signature in typescript. 07 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/122 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Unionist MP for County Down, Ulster, Ireland] stating that he will bear in mind his recommendations for the Birthday Honours List [Signature]. 07 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/123 Letter from WSC to Lord Bledisloe [earlier Sir Charles Bathurst] marked "Private" informing him that Dr Stanley Badock's case for recognition in the Honours List will be reconsidered Signed. 07 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/124 Letter from WSC to Major General Ira Eaker [Commanding General United States 8th Bomber Command] thanking him for sending photographs of the daylight attack of the Renault works by the United States 8th Air Force which confirm that the raid was a success Signature in typescript. 07 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/125 Copy of a letter from WSC to Queen [Elizabeth, wife of George V] responding to notes which he has read with "agreement and admiration". He says that he has added a few notes to a page and that "The important thing is to have Your Majesty's own words and feeling." Carbon typescript, unsigned. Additional copy at CHAR 20/98A/55. 08 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/126-127 Letter from WSC to Major R Manningham-Buller supporting him in the imminent elections in Daventry [Northampton] stating that he had hoped that a contest such as this would not have been necessary and which to him appeared "puny and trivial against the relentless background of war" but was confident that he would be successful Initialled. 08 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/128 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer, Minister of Economic Warfare] informing him that he has sent the Foreign Office a copy of his letter regarding instructions sent by them to the British Ambassador to Greece, Reginald Leeper, and that they have stated that these instructions were for Leeper to investigate certain matters of organisation and did not instruct him to take any action. WSC assures him that action would not be taken without first consulting the Special Operations Executive. Signed. Annotated: "Copy sent to F O". 08 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/129-131 Letter from WSC to Captain Sir Ian Fraser [Conservative MP for Longsdale, Lancashire] regarding the question of war pensions which was the subject of a recent debate in the House of Commons stating: that he does not agree with his suggestion to appoint a Select Committee believing that it would take over a year to produce a report and that it would be a burden on the Minister of Pensions; that the situation could be addressed by the Minister of Pensions' Central Advisory Committee which consists of 8 MP's and representatives of the British Legion and the War Pensions Committee and that if he insisted on raising their question in the House of Commons next week then his answer would be to this effect Signed. 10 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/132 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador in London] thanking him for his recent letter which he felt left a different impression on him than the account on tape and stating that the last sentence but one may be suitable for a secret report and that the Algiers censor had clearly not seen the point Signed. 11 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/133 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador in London] thanking him for his letter regarding the Tass [Tass agency distorted news from London to Algiers] correspondent's telegram from Algiers and for all the trouble taken in this matter. Signed. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/134-136 Copy of a letter from WSC to [3rd] Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer] marked "most secret" on honours to members of SOE [Special Operations Executive]. WSC says that few members of the secret services are recommended for honours for reasons of secrecy and that it would not be possible for a special allocation to be set up for SOE. He recommends that candidates are submitted for civil awards, whether they are military or not, and suggests that precautions should be taken regarding the published list and the investiture ceremony. Unsigned carbon. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/137 Letter from WSC to Jose Joaquim de Lima e Silva Miniz de Arago [Brazilian Ambassador in London] asking him to thank the Brazilian Society of Positivist Culture for their message which he forwarded Signed. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/138 Letter from WSC to Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Plymouth Sutton division, Devonshire] enclosing a letter from Gerald Sington [Director of Platt Brother and Company Ltd and author] which he feels duty bound to show her, having first gained the permission of the author [Not Present] Signed. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/139 Letter from WSC to Ernest William Barnes, Lord Bishop of Birmingham, informing him that he has received and is considering his recent letter Signed. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/140 Letter from WSC to Emanuel Shinwell [Labour MP for Seaham, Durham] thanking him for sending a copy of "The Britain I Want" and enclosing a copy of his book "Great Contemporaries" Signed. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/141 Letter from WSC to Sir Andrew Duncan [Liberal Nationalist MP for City of London] thanking him for his gift of utility lighters Signed. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/142 Copy of a letter from WSC to Queen [Elizabeth, wife of George V] thanking her for her letter. He expresses pleasure that his suggestions were acceptable and congratulates her on the "outstanding success" of her broadcast. Carbon typescript, unsigned. Additional copy at CHAR 20/98A/57. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/143 Letter from WSC to Jose Joaquim de Lima e Silva Miniz de Arago [Brazilian Ambassador in London] thanking him for the gift of a bust of himself made by Senor Modestino Kanto, which he had already heard was on exhibition in Rio de Janeiro [Brazil] Initialled. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/144 Letter from WSC to Alan Herbert [Independent MP for Oxford University, Oxford and writer for Punch] criticising the current cartoon in Punch which intended to honour the 8th Army but, by representing them as "squirming little ferrets" and indicating that the difference between Montgomery and his army is the same as that of a man and a ferret, he claims was a back handed compliment Initialled. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/145 Letter from WSC to Walter Elliot [Conservative MP for Kelvingrove division of Glasgow, Scotland] thanking him for sending a book of his broadcasts Initialled. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/146 Letter from WSC to Major General Robert Money thanking him for the good wishes he sent on behalf of the Baluchistan district [Pakistan] and stating that he was pleased to hear of his experiences in East Persia [later Iran] and found the photographs which he sent, of great interest Signed. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/147 Letter from WSC to Huseyin Rauf Orbay [Turkish Ambassador in London] thanking him for sending him photographs of the Adana Meeting [Meeting between WSC and Sukru Saracoglu, the Turkish Prime Minister, in Turkey, to discuss means of increasing the efficiency of the flow and use of weapons supplied to Turkey by the Allies] Signed. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/148 Letter from WSC to Dr Claude Martin Blagdon Bishop of Peterborough apologising for the delay in finding a replacement for Dr Simpson [previously the Canon residentiary] and hopes that the appointment of Canon Christopherson will alleviate the difficulties Signed. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/149 Letter from WSC to Violet Rosa Markham marked "Private" thanking her for her proposal to consider Eleanor Rathbone [Independent MP for Combined Universities] for consideration in the next honours list Signed. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/150 Letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Reith [previously Minister of Works] informing him that he is aware of the sacrifice made by him, leaving BOAC to join the Government and that he will make sure that suitable employment will be found for him Signed. 20 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/151 Letter from WSC to the 2nd Duke of Westminster marked "private" informing him that at present nothing can be done, that the Prince of Pless had not been "in prison" all this time but came to London at his own request from the internment camp on the Isle of Man, to consult with his lawyers and that he is shortly due to return to the Island where conditions are less restrictive Signed. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/152 Letter from WSC to the Lady Helen Ilchester marked "Private" declining her request for a message from him for her "Wings of Victory" and "Spitfire" week on account of this kind of request being too frequently asked of him so he therefore has to refuse all of them Signed. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/153 Letter from WSC to William Wilson the Bishop of Worcester to acknowledge receipt of his letter informing him of the resignation of Canon Hutchinson, stating that he welcomes any suggestions for his replacement Signed. 25 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/154 Letter from WSC to Air Marshal William Avery Bishop [Director Royal Canadian Air Force] thanking him for sending the book "For Freedom" Signed. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/155 Letter from WSC to Lord Ebbisham [earlier Sir Rowland Blades] thanking him for informing him of the Primrose League's decision to pass unanimously his recent proposal for a four year plan Signed. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/156 Letter from WSC to Amy Guest thanking her for sending him a copy of the letter which she is sending to Senator Wheeler and stating that he cannot comment in detail but thanks her for informing him of her views Signed. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/157 Letter from WSC to Derek Tangye thanking him for sending a copy of the book "Went the Day Well" which he had edited Signed. 27 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/93B/158 Folder marked "May 1943" on the front and annotated "pruned by me D K 11/4/50" Manuscript. May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/159 Letter from WSC to Lord Stanhope [earlier Sir James Stanhope] accepting with thanks his offer to allow the Foreign Secretary to use his house, Chevening, [Kent] as his official residence Signed. 05 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/160 Letter from WSC to Mr Leathers thanking him for all the arrangements made during his journey. 10 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/161 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding [later Lord Dowding, Principal Air Aide De Camp to the King] writing to seek his permission to put his name forward to King George VI for the honour of a Barony Initialled. 11 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/162 Letter from WSC (British Embassy, Washington D C, United States) to Milo Perkins (Board of Economic Warfare, Temperance Building 14th Constitutional Avenue, Washington D C, United States) of condolence. 22 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/163 Letter from WSC (British Embassy, Washington D C, United States) to Mrs C Boissevain thanking her for her letter which reminded him of happy days at Chateau d'Horizon Initialled. 23 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/164 Letter from WSC (British Embassy, Washington D C, United States) to James Forrestal (Under Secretary of the United States Navy) thanking him for his gift of cigars Initialled. 23 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/165 Letter from WSC (The White House Washington D C, United States) to Dr T V Soong (Chinese Embassy, New York, United States) [Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs] informing him of his agreement with the proposals of the memorandum, recently sent to him, regarding operations in China and that it was the intention of the United Nations to, as far as possible, implement these proposals Initialled. 25 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/166 Letter from WSC to Colonel Thomas Greenwell (Constitutional Buildings, West Hartlepool, Durham) wishing him luck in the Hartlepool elections in the following week asking the electors to give him their vote "in token of their confidence in the national government" Signature in typescript. Copy. 28 May 1943
CHAR 20/93B/167 Folder marked "June 1943" on the front and inside "temporary folder for vehicles" Manuscript. Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/168 Letter from WSC to Sir Clive Baillieu thanking him for sending a copy of "Dunkerque Anniversary" by Joseph Auslander. 08 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/169 Letter from WSC to Edith, Lady Londonderry informing her that her suggestion to include the Queen's Nurses in the honours list will certainly be considered nearer the time and that Miss Colburn and Nurse Beaton have already been brought to his attention Initialled. 08 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/170 Letter from WSC to Marshal Stalin introducing him to Air Marshal Sir John Babington who is to become the RAF Section of no. 30 mission and has recently been Commander in Chief of the Technical Training Command Signed. 09 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/171 Letter from WSC to Walter Rose thanking him for the good wishes of the association Signed. 10 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/172 Letter from WSC to Samuel M Kaplan thanking him for the gift of cigars Signed. 11 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/173 Letter from WSC to Dr James Conant [President of Harvard University, United States] informing him that he regretted not being able to accept the honorary degree of Doctor of Law at Harvard due to his many duties in Washington [United States] but hoped to be able to accept it soon in Cambridge [Initialled]. 03 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/174 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Soviet Union Ambassador in London] thanking him for sending an aide memoire of his impression of their recent talks and stating that as he is anxious to avoid any misunderstandings he has sent a corrected version of the meeting [not present] which he hopes will be passed on to the Soviet Union Government and stressing that he considers the conversation to have been made in secret and would greatly regret the United States to hear of and take offence to anything that was said Signed. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/175-177 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] explaining the reason behind the trade union orange pass stating that they admitted trade union officers into industrial buildings engaged on government work but they did not allow entry to government departments. It was thought that government departments should be responsible for issuing their own passes to frequent visitors. WSC stresses that this system does not discriminate against trade union officials who can be and have been given departmental passes Initialled. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/178 Letter from WSC to Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu, Conservative MP for Dorset] advising that the threat to break the law should be withdrawn as the Trade Unionists do not seem to be in favour of this, and feels that some concessions should be made in order to gain permanent acceptance for the rest of the Act Signature in typescript. Copy. 13 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/179 Letter from WSC to Harold Ickes [United States Secretary of the Interior] thanking him for sending a copy of the Special Aviation Gasoline report Initialled. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/180 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] informing him of his pleasure upon hearing that he had liked his speech at the luncheon at the Washington Embassy] Signed. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/181 Letter from WSC to Colonel John Gretton [Conservative MP for Burton, Staffordshire] stating how sorry he was to learn of his retirement from the House of Commons and how much he had appreciated his friendship Signed. 14 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/182 Letter from WSC to 2nd Duke of Westminster marked "Secret" organising a date for a couple of days break in the first two weeks of July together, stressing that as his movements are secret he could only give a couple of days notice adding that "things are not going so badly" Signed. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/183 Letter from WSC to Don Juan Omarrementeria thanking him for his gift of a gold watch which he had bought many years ago in Liverpool Signed. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/184 Letter from WSC to W S Robinson inviting him to dine and sleep at Chequers on the 20th June Initialled. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/185 Letter from WSC to Herbert Evatt [Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs, Australia] inviting him to dine and sleep at Chequers on the 20th June Initialled. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/186 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner] inviting him to dine and sleep at Chequers on the 20th June Initialled. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/187 Letter from WSC to Donald Nelson informing him that the points raised in his letter of May 3 signed by himself, Sir Robert Sinclair and E P Taylor and the 3rd report of the Combined Production and Resources Board will receive attention from the appropriate authorities Initialled. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/188 Letter from WSC to J S Hill, Lord Mayor of Manchester, stating that he is honoured to hear that the Freedom of the City of Manchester might be conferred upon him but regrets that he could not attend the ceremony until the war is over Initialled. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/189 Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] stating that he is pleased that he has accepted "this great task" [Viceroy of India] and that he has submitted his name to King George VI for a peerage which he was confident would be granted and that he would make a public announcement on the 19th June which would also include "that affecting General Auchinleck" [Wavell's replacement] Signed. 17 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/190 Letter from WSC to Julia Rochfort Maguire thanking her for sending a copy of a paper on France Signed. 19 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/191 Letter from WSC to the 2nd Duke of Westminster marked "Personal and secret" informing him of the arrangements for their trip on the 1st July to Scotland, giving details of times, dates, places and travelling companions Signature in typescript. 20 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/192 Letter from WSC to Sir Alfred Webb Johnson accepting his offer to become an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Signed. 21 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/193 Letter from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] enclosing a captured document with a direct bearing on Allied affairs [not present] and giving him authorisation to make whatever use he considers necessary Initialled. 23 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/194 Letter from WSC to Mrs Stewart [Wife of a former Minister of Defence] enclosing a photograph of her late husband [not present] as a token of his appreciation and gratitude for his hard work and devotion to duty Signed. 24 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/195 Letter from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of Staff United States Army] thanking him for sending a bound copy of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1939-41 Signed. 25 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/196-198 Letter from WSC to Hubert Pierlot [Prime Minister of Belgium] in reply to his letter concerning the relief of occupied countries stating that Britain's policy has been to enforce a blockade on the whole of occupied Europe, with the exception of Greece, and that this could not, at the moment, be relaxed and must therefore deny this request which he believes would postpone the day when large scale relief could be brought to all occupied countries but states that this policy is under constant review and would inform him of any changes Signed. Annotated: "Copy to Private Secretary F O & MGW 30/6/43. 30 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/93B/199 Letter from WSC to Jonkheer E Micheals Van Verduynen [Dutch Ambassador in London] thanking him for sending Dr van den Tempel's "Keep the Lamps Burning" Signed. 30 Jun 1943