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

Reference code: CHAR 20/95A-B

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CHAR 20/95A/1 Folder marked "1943 A-CR" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/2 Note marked "1943 A-AM Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/3 Letter from Sir Richard Acland [Independent MP for Barnstaple, Devon] to WSC stating that he did not like his speech on post war Britain and that recent by elections had proved the public are unsympathetic to his views. He also asks if it would be possible to have the opportunity of speaking with him on the subject of history from 1066 to the present day Signed. 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/4 Letter from WSC to Sir Richard Acland [Independent MP for Barnstaple, Devon] marked "Private" thanking him for his letter but excusing himself from discussing the political situation as it would not prove to be productive. Signed. Annotated for George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to see. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/5-6 Draft letter from WSC to Sir Richard Acland [Independent MP for Barnstaple, Devon] stating: that he did not believe that there would be any point in their meeting; that he did not think that the results of a few by elections was significant and that a future general election would return different allegiances and stating that after the war he would work hard to remove the black fish from his pool which have done very well considering they only get what they can find on their own. Annotated. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/7-8 Final draft of CHAR 20/95A/5-6 Annotated "not sent". Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/9 Letter from Sir Shane Leslie (H Q Home Guards, 107 Sloane St, London) [Author and Professor] to WSC asking him to see his friend Augustus Agar [Captain of HMS Dorsetshire] who is very anxious to speak to him about the East believing that a financiers' negotiated peace with Japan would not be sufficient and that the Japanese should be routed out of Singapore and stating that Agar is now due to receive a Flag command but would prefer to go East even if it is only in command of a merchant ship Signed manuscript. 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/95A/10 Copy of CHAR 20/95A/9 Signed. Copy. Annotated: "What is known about this officer? I thought he has retired". 21 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/95A/11 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Clifford Jarrett (Admiralty) [Principal Private Secretary] informing him of WSC's private letter regarding Captain Augustus Agar [Captain HMS Dorsetshire. See CHAR 20/95A/9] and asking for a note about this individual as WSC thought he had retired Initialled. 27 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/95A/12 Letter from Clifford Jarrett [Principal Private Secretary at the Admiralty] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that Captain Augustus Agar [Captain HMS Dorsetshire] is still on the Active list and that he is enclosing a history of his career [see CHAR 20/95A/13] Signed. 28 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/95A/13 Biographical note of the career of Captain Augustus Agar [Captain HMS Dorsetshire] marked "Secret". Nov 1942
CHAR 20/95A/14 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that in reply to his query he is enclosing the Admiralty's note on the history of the career of Captain Augustus Agar [Captain HMS Dorsetshire. See CHAR 20/95A/13] Initialled. Annotated: "I have met him but get me out of this. Draft to S Leslie". 29 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/95A/15 Letter from WSC to Sir Shane Leslie [Author and Professor] stating that he has met Captain Augustus Agar [Captain HMS Dorsetshire] but that it would not really be possible to meet. Initialled in typescript. 03 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/95A/16 Letter from Sir Shane Leslie (107 Sloane Street, London) [Author and Professor] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him if he could inform the Prime Minister's Political Secretary that Captain Augustus Agar has now retired from active service and proposes to stand for Parliament as a Conservative candidate and suggesting that he would make an excellent MP adding that any sea town or port would suit him well. Manuscript. Signed. 26 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95A/17 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] Clifford Jarrett [Principal Private Secretary at the Admiralty] marked "Confidential" informing him of Captain Augustus Agar's intention to stand for Parliament as a Conservative candidate and asking if he has any information concerning the Captain's political intentions and also to confirm that he has retired Initialled. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/18 Letter from Clifford Jarrett [Principal Private Secretary at the Admiralty] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" stating that Captain Augustus Agar has now retired and that they did not know of his intention to stand for Parliament as a Conservative candidate adding that given his temperament it may come as a surprise to those who know him to learn of his plan Signed. 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/19 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary to George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] stating that he might like to see the attached correspondence regarding the political intentions of Captain Augustus Agar [see CHAR 20/95A/16-18] and asking if he thought Dugdale would like to see it. Initialled. Annotated that he has told Dugdale. 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/20 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sir Shane Leslie [Author and Professor] to inform him that he has passed on the information regarding Captain Augustus Agar to the appropriate quarters Initialled. 23 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/21 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Colonel Arthur Boyle [Military Assistant to Chief of the Imperial General Staff] marked "Private" asking him to have the attached parcel containing a book from WSC for General Harold Alexander sent to Admiral Andrew Cunningham [Commander in Chief Mediterranean] Signed. 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/22 Letter from General Harold Alexander (The Vale, Windsor Forest, Berkshire) to WSC thanking him for bringing him home in his aeroplane Manuscript. Signed. 10 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/95A/23 Letter from Leo Amery (112 Eaton Square S W 1, London) [Secretary of State for India and Burma] to WSC inviting him and CSC to dinner on the 22nd of November to celebrate his 70th birthday Signature in typescript. Copy. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/24 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that he has informed Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] that WSC will not be able to accept his invitation to dinner as he is not in London, but suggesting that WSC may want to send a telegram Initialled. Annotated: "P M to S of S for India, So sorry not to be with you on your Birthday All best wishes." See CHAR 20/95A/27. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/25 Original copy of CHAR 20/95A/23 Signed. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/26 Copy of CHAR 20/95A/24. 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/27 Telegram from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma "So sorry not to be with you on your Birthday. All best wishes" "Frozen no 51". 20 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/28 Message form for Telegram no 51 [see CHAR 20/95A/27] Manuscript. Annotated that it should be circulated to the Secretary of State for India and Burma, Leslie Rowan and Brigadier Ian Jacob. 21 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/29 Note from Brigadier Jacob to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that he is getting copies of telegram no 51 [see CHAR 20/95A/27] and will send one copy to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] first thing tomorrow so that it will greet him on his arrival at the office. Manuscript. Signed. 21 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/30 Copy of CHAR 20/95A/27. 21 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/31 Empire Industries Monthly Bulletin, no 24, containing an article by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India] "Here we are and here we stand". Dec 1942
CHAR 20/95A/32-33 Letter from Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] to WSC stating that he was pleased that he had spoken up about Kowloon [Hong Kong], as there is no point in leasing land to the United States from China which they may have to apologise for having done; that whatever is said about not wanting to annex land it will become essential to make sure of certain points in order to secure Britain's post war defence, particularly air protection and communications and that he can see no reason why the little Malay States should not be transferred or that Benghazi [Libya] should not be leased for 99 years; that in the last war a committee was established to consider future territorial requirements; and enclosing a copy of his article published in the Empire Industries Association [see CHAR 20/95A/32] Signed. Annotated: "I shall be sorry if I have to lose Eddy. He has held the fort very effectively in the Lords.". 31 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/95A/34 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing a draft attached for signature and stating that he may like to add a reference to the appointment of [5th] Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for India and Burma]. Initialled. 01 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95A/35 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] marked "Private" agreeing with his feelings about the importance of making provisions for Britain's post war defence interests [see CHAR 20/95A/32-33]. Initialled. 02 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95A/36 Note from D Mackay to George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] asking him to return a file. Manuscript. Annotated: "Returned". 06 May 1943
CHAR 20/95A/37 Note marked "1943 Astor" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/38 Note marked "Lady Astor and the America's" Manuscript. Annotated: "Mrs Appleyard seen". 1943
CHAR 20/95A/39 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Charles Harris (Office of the Chief Whip) marked "Personal" asking if he had heard of this story. On the reverse is John Peck's reply to Harris dated 3 Apr 1943 stating that he showed the attached letter to the Chief Whip [James Stuart] who was not surprised by Nancy, Lady Astor's view although he had not already heard it and had stated that he found it regrettable that anyone listened to her views Signed. 01 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/40-41 Letter from Gerald Sington (The Bath Club, 74 St James's Street S W 1, London) to WSC informing him of an incident in the House of Commons on the day of his Casablanca [Morocco] speech when Nancy, Lady Astor approached a group of United States soldiers who were on a tour with the American Red Cross and began telling them that: Churchill hated the United States; that President Roosevelt was a dictator; that they both sought equality with the Soviet Union and China and that the United States is only interested in money. This was then reported to the American Red Cross who stated that this had happened before. Signature in typescript. Copy. 30 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/42 Original copy of CHAR 20/95A/40-41 Manuscript. 30 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/43 Prime Minister's Personal Minute to James Stuart, the Chief Whip, suggesting that a letter [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41 should be sent to [2nd] Lord Astor after having asked the permission of Gerald H A Sington, the sender. Serial No M 233/3 Initialled. 04 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/44 Letter from James Stuart [Chief Whip] (12 Downing Street, London) to WSC stating that Nancy, Lady Astor is well known to be a source of misleading information but adding that this behaviour is extreme and she should be called to order and therefore is agreeing with his suggestion that if Gerald Sington does not object then the letter should be sent to [2nd] Lord Astor [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41]. Signed. Annotated that Mr Sington should be asked. 05 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/45 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Gerald Sington enclosing a copy of his recent letter to WSC [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41] and asking him if he would have any objections to a copy of it being sent to [2nd] Lord Astor. Initialled. 06 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/46 Letter from Gerald Sington (The Bath Club 74 St James's Street S W 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] confirming that he does not have any objections to the letter being sent to [2nd] Lord Astor and suggesting that in order to allay all doubts, he should bring in the lady from the American Red Cross to see WSC to confirm his account Signed. Manuscript. 10 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/47-48 Copy of CHAR 20/95A/46 Signature in typescript. 10 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/49 Letter from WSC to Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] enclosing a copy of the letter he received from Gerald Sington [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41] Signed. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/50 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that his original intention had been to send a letter [from Gerald Sington about allegations made by Nancy, Lady Astor] to [2nd] Lord Astor and that Gerald Sington had been consulted [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41 and CHAR 20/95A/43] Initialled. Manuscript. Annotated. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/51 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Gerald Sington informing him that a copy of his letter [See CHAR 20/95A/40-41] has been sent to Nancy, Lady Astor and not [2nd] Lord Astor as had been suggested. Initialled. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/52-53 Letter from Nancy, Lady Astor (Cliveden, Taplow, Buckinghamshire) [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] marked "Private" enclosing a letter from WSC and a copy of [Gerald] Sington's letter [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41 and CHAR 20/95A/49] and informing him of her version of the events at the House of Commons on the day of the Casablanca [Morocco] speech. She claims that the lady from the American Red Cross was "evidently a Communist" and offensive to the British Empire and asking him for his advice on the matter. Signed. Annotated. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/54 Letter from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] to Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing Nancy, Lady Astor's letter [see CHAR 20/95A/52-53] and informing him that the only reply he can give is to say that as a parliamentary colleague it was WSC's duty to send her a copy of [Gerald] Sington's letter [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41] adding that he has heard from reliable sources that Lady Astor is prone to criticising WSC and for forgetting she has done so. Initialled. Manuscript. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/55 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] attaching a minute from Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and a letter from Nancy, Lady Astor [see CHAR 20/95A/52-53] and informing him that he had a telephone conversation with Nancy, Lady Astor who reiterated her version of the incident; requested that she be told who [Gerald] Sington is so that she may bring a libel suit against him; and asked that, due to his ill-health, that her husband [2nd Lord Astor] is not to be informed of this matter. Bevir adds that he is in agreement with Bracken that the sooner Lord Astor is made aware of this the better. Signed. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/56 Draft letter from WSC to Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] stating that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] has shown him a letter from her and that he had felt, as a parliamentary colleague, duty bound to send her [Gerald] Sington's letter. Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/57 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC informing him that he has shown papers to the Treasury Solicitor, Sir Thomas Barnes, who recommends that any reply sent to Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] should state that WSC was acting out of duty as her parliamentary colleague. He suggests that the Attorney General, Sir Donald Somervell, and Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] should act on WSC's behalf in informing [2nd] Lord Astor and that they should see any letters before they are sent to Nancy, Lady Astor and encloses a draft letter to her [see CHAR 20/95A/56] Signed. Annotated that no answer is required. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/58 Letter from Nancy, Lady Astor (3 Elliot Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth) [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] to WSC marked "Private and Confidential" stating: that she was amazed that he had sent her a copy of [Gerald] Sington's letter [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41]; that the lady from the American Red Cross had been abusive about England; that Norman Davis [Chairman of the American Red Cross] had written to her saying that the woman ought to be got rid of and that she would like Mr Sington to supply her with the name of this woman so that the matter can be dealt with Signed. 23 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/59 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] sending her an acknowledgement on behalf of WSC that he has received her letter Initialled. 27 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/60 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC informing him that Brendan Bracken [Minister for Information] suggests that either the Treasury Solicitor, Sir Thomas Barnes or George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] should see [Gerald] Sington and his witness and asking if he would like this to be arranged. Initialled. Annotated: "Both together". 28 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/61 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] asking him to meet with [Gerald] Sington and his witness Signed. 02 May 1943
CHAR 20/95A/62 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Thomas Barnes [Treasury Solicitor] enclosing a copy of correspondence with Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon, see CHAR 20/95A/49] and informing him that George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] is arranging a meeting with [Gerald] Sington and his witness at a time convenient to them both Initialled. 02 May 1943
CHAR 20/95A/63 Letter from [George] Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that he has spoken to Sir Thomas Barnes [Treasury Solicitor] and they both feel that it would be unwise for them to hold a meeting with [Gerald] Sington and his witness, stating: that if he speaks the truth then no action can be taken and if he is lying then he would have to apologise to Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon]. He therefore suggests that a letter is sent to Nancy, Lady Astor merely stating that he sent her Mr Sington's letter [see CHAR 20/95A/40-41] out of duty as a parliamentary colleague Signed. Annotated: "No reply". 04 May 1943
CHAR 20/95A/64 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Miss Crown marked "immediate" asking her for a copy of "x" Initialled. Annotated "R to London". 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/65 Letter from Nancy, Lady Astor (3 Elliot Terrace, The Hoe, Plymouth) [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] to L P Yandell (American Red Cross 12 Grosvenor Square) asking his wife to look at an advertisement for a winter jacket and asking him to give the enclosed lecture notices to Margaret Colt [Head of the American Red Cross in London] who should pass them on to any one who is interested Copy. Annotated "Also I wish my assailant's name could be divulged". 07 May 1943
CHAR 20/95A/66 Copy of a statement made by Nancy, Lady Astor (9 Babmaes Street, London) [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] taken by George Yandell (Chief Investigation Officer ) whilst under arrest, reporting that she had been shown a letter sent by her to Mr Yandell [see CHAR 20/95A/65], to give enclosed lecture notices to Margaret Colt [Head of American Red Cross in London] and to obtain some articles from the United States for her and stating that she did not know that a licence had to be acquired before the articles could be obtained. 08 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/67 Letter from G E Preston (Board Of Trade, Millbank, London) [Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "By hand" replying to his request for information about the proceedings against Nancy, Lady Astor, enclosing CHAR 20/95A/68 and informing him that the Board of Trade have not told the Press about these proceedings and that the list of impending prosecutions sent daily to the Press does not contain the names of the defendants Signed. 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/68 Note from G E Preston [Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade] stating: that Nancy, Lady Astor [Conservative MP for Sutton, Devon] has been charged for contravening Article 7 of the Consumer Rationing Order 1941 by trying to acquire rationed goods outside the United Kingdom without having obtained a licence to do so which is punishable by a fine of £500 or 12 months imprisonment or both: that the evidence for this is based upon a letter sent by Nancy, Lady Astor to L P Yandell [see CHAR 20/95A/65] which is enclosed: that the letter was intercepted by the censor and sent to the Board of Trade with a note that "this is not the first time that the writer has made similar requests." and that Nancy, Lady Astor made a statement a copy of which he enclosed [see CHAR 20/95A/66] Signed. 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/69 The Consumer Rationing (No 8) Order 1941, No 2000 published by his Majesty's Stationery Office 1943, 23, [1 p]. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/70 Note marked "1943 BA-BE" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/71 Letter from James Stuart [Chief Whip] to WSC informing him of a telegram sent to Stanley Baldwin when he was Prime Minister in 1936 which he now sends with his compliments which reads "We parliamentary electors of Great Snoring village Norfolk in public meeting assembled have unanimously passed the following resolution stop We want Winston not inexperienced Inskip [Sir Thomas Inskip, later 1st Lord Caldecote]." Initialled. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95A/72 Original telegram quoted in CHAR 20/95A/71 Manuscript. 16 Mar 1936
CHAR 20/95A/73 Letter from James Stuart (12 Downing Street) [Chief Whip] to WSC informing him that [1st] Lord Baldwin accepts his invitation to lunch on Monday 15 February and enclosing the telegram which Lord Baldwin wanted him to have [see CHAR 20/95A/70-71] Signed. Annotated. 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95A/74 Letter from Consuelo [Balsan, formerly Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt] (825 Fifth Avenue) to WSC congratulating him on his masterly conduct of the war and informing of her anxieties about Jacques [Balsan] fearing that at the age of 75 he may not be able to stand a northern winter and asking WSC to arrange for him to be sent to the United States on a mission and return to England in the spring and for this to be done without his knowledge of her interference. Signed. Annotated "Formerly Duchess of Marlborough". 23 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/95A/75-76 Typescript copy of a letter from Consuelo [Balsan, formerly Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt] (825 Fifth Avenue, [New York, United States]) to WSC asking whether it would be possible to arrange for Jacques [Balsan] to be sent on a mission to the United Kingdom. She explains that he is keen to follow the French General Staff but she is concerned about his health. Annotated by WSC "Mrs C to see" and by CSC "Mr C. Can you do anything? CSC". 25 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/95A/77 Personal minute from WSC to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] asking for information about [Jacques Balsan] and requesting that WSC should not be known to be making enquiries. Typescript signed with initials, annotated with a response by Morton that enquiries are being made by Colonel Archdale. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/78 Personal minute from WSC to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] asking for information about [Jacques Balsan] and requesting that WSC should not be known to be making enquiries. Carbon typescript signed with initials. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/79 Minute from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC reporting on a meeting with Colonel [Jacques] Balsan and informing him that Balsan is undertaking the co-ordination of secret resistance work in France and planning the post-liberation feeding of children in France. Typescript signed with initials. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/80 Note from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC's Private Office asking them to transmit a telegram to [Consuelo] Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt] informing her that Jacques [Balsan] will be with shortly and is in good health. Copy of telegram at CHAR 20/95A/82. 15 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/81 Telegram from Consuelo Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt] (New York [United States]) to WSC thanking him for his telegram. 17 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/82 Copy of a telegram from WSC to [Consuelo] Balsan [earlier Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough and Consuelo Vanderbilt] informing her that Jacques [Balsan] is to be with her shortly and is well. Carbon typescript. 16 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/83 Note marked "Wing Commander Evelyn Baring" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/84 Letter from Hugo Baring (The Old Rectory, Shackleford, Surrey) to WSC regarding his cousin Evelyn Baring who has lately returned from South America where he has travelled extensively as an air attache and has become well-versed in Argentine state affairs and stating that he believes those in high authority would be interested to hear what his cousin has to say. Signed. Manuscript. Annotated: "Evelyn Baring is a partner in Barings 8 Bishopsgate E C 2". 15 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/85 Copy of CHAR 20/95A/84 Annotated. 15 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/86 Note from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] stating for the record: that he has seen Wing Commander Evelyn Baring on WSC's behalf who wanted to alert the government to the economic and political possibilities opening up in South America where there is a genuine desire for British co-operation as they fear North American domination; that he does not regard this as new information and that it is a subject which will produce conflicting policies; that Baring wants immediate government help to purchase British aircraft for internal communications in South America and that he has discovered that he is already in touch with the Air Ministry, the Treasury and the Foreign Office and that he recommends that the matter is dealt with there Initialled. 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95A/87 Telegram from Bernard Baruch to WSC which reads "The result must surely be a happy one as you have served England and civilisation as no other Englishman ever has" Annotated: "Thank you so much Winston". 06 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/88 Copy of a telegram from WSC to Bernard Baruch (587 Madison Avenue, New York 22, United States) thanking him Initialled by John Peck. Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95A/89 Copy of a letter from President Roosevelt to "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken] expressing his delight at having heard that his son had recently been decorated and informing him that his own son has just received the Distinguished Flying Cross and stating that he hopes that he will be visiting the United States soon and will be able to visit him Signature in typescript. 24 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95A/90 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information, Malet Street) [Minister of Information] to WSC enclosing a letter from President Roosevelt to "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken] Max [see CHAR 20/95A/89] and adding that Max is very anxious to visit the United States at once as he is suffering from a serious attack of asthma and does not intend to make any speeches or give newspaper interviews and that the Ministry of Information is very keen that he should go Initialled. Annotated that WSC has Lord Beaverbrook to dinner on 12 April. 12 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95A/91 Letter from Leslie Hore-Belisha (16 Stafford Place) to WSC suggesting that they do not wait for the peace conference before making their first act of restitution and hand back the Dodecanese to Greece, arguing that this would enable the Hellenic Government to continue its war of liberation on Ancient Greek soil and that the Turks will not resent the return of a patrimony to their Ally adding that there is no national case for giving Rhodes to Turkey Signed. Annotated. 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95A/92 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Leslie Hore-Belisha acknowledging his letter to WSC [see CHAR 20/95A/91] and informing him that it is being laid before him Initialled. 09 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95A/93 Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Quebec, [Canada]) to WSC thanking him for letting him see his letter from Leslie Hore Belisha [see CHAR 20/95A/91] adding that Britain does not yet possess the Dodecanese but that justice would dictate that they should be given back to Greece. He advises that WSC should not be so definite in his reply to Hore Belisha, suggesting that he should say that the claims of Greece are being kept in mind but that we do not want to commit ourselves until the islands have been taken Initialled. Annotated: " Draft needed". 19 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95A/94 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing a note on Aneurin Bevan's relations with the "Mosley group" [see CHAR 20/95A/97] which was supplied by the Conservative Central Office and a longer biographical note regarding his career [see CHAR 20/95A/98-115] Initialled. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95A/95 Letter from John Martin (The Citadel, Quebec, Canada) [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Leslie Hore Belisha to inform him that his letter to WSC [see CHAR 20/95A/91] has been forwarded to him in Quebec and is receiving attention Initialled. 21 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95A/96 Note marked "Anuerin Bevan MP" [Independent Labour MP for Ebbw Vale, Monmouth]. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/97 Note on Anuerin Bevan's [Independent Labour MP for Ebbw Vale, Monmouth] relations with the Mosley group stating: that he was a member of the group and quoting from a speech made by him in South Wales on 21 February 1931 which showed that he believed that the Labour Party would eventually accept the proposals of the group; that he saw his primary interest in parliament as protecting the interests of the trade unionists and that he would remain a member of the Labour Party. It is also noted that Oswald Mosley issued a manifesto on 6th December 1930 which advocated the adoption of an emergency programme which was signed by Bevan Copy of a section of CHAR 20 95A/97. 1943
CHAR 20/95A/98-115 Biographical note on Anuerin Bevan [Independent Labour MP for Ebbw Vale, Monmouth] including details about: his relationship with the Mosley Group; his Popular Front Activities; his attitude to rearmament; his statements on the war, his statements on WSC and extracts from his speeches in the House of Lords from 1935-1941 Various sections are highlighted. c 1943
CHAR 20/95B/116 Note marked "1943 BI-BL" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95B/117 Letter from Princess Marthe Bibesco (Mogosoea, Par Kitila, Ilfov) to WSC asking him to forward an enclosed letter to his aunt Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]. Signed manuscript. 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95B/118 Letter from Vincent Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] to Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that the enclosed letter to WSC from Princess Marthe Bibesco [see CHAR 20/95B/117] was brought to Madrid [Spain] by the Spanish Legation in Bucharest [Roumania] and from there to the British Embassy in Madrid and that they would be very interested to see a copy of the letter if it contains anything of interest Signed. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/119 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Vincent Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] marked "Confidential" informing him that the letter which he recently forwarded addressed to the Prime Minister from Princess Marthe Bibesco [see CHAR 29/95B/117] was merely asking WSC to forward an enclosed letter to his aunt Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] and asking him if he had any views on forwarding a letter from enemy occupied territory to somebody in this country. Initialled. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/120 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the attached envelope contains a letter from Princess Marthe Bibesco [see CHAR 20/95B/117] sent to them from the British Embassy in Madrid who received it from the Secretary of the Spanish Legation in Bucharest [Roumania] and that it encloses a letter to his aunt Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]. The letter has evaded censorship so the Foreign Office recommend that it should be passed onto their censors. Initialled. Annotated that the letter should be censored before being passed on. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/121 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Vincent Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] asking him to arrange for the letter sent by Princess Marthe Bibesco to Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] via WSC to be passed through the Foreign Office censor before being forwarded Initialled. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/122 Letter from Vincent Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] returning the letter from Princess Marthe Bibesco to Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] informing him that the censor saw no reason why the letter should not be forwarded to its destination Signed. 28 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/123 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] enclosing a letter for her from Princess Marthe Bibesco which was sent via WSC and stressing that it would be undesirable for her to mention that she had received the letter from that source. Initialled. Copy. 29 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/124 Original copy of CHAR 20/95B/122 marked "Private and Confidential". 29 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/125 Envelope marked "On his Majesty's service" and addressed to Lady [Leonie] Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome], 62 Eaton Place, (London). Stamped "returned to sender" and annotated "Gone Away" "Glaslough, Co. Monaghan, Eire [Southern Ireland]. 30 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/126 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/122. 07 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/95B/127 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Eleanor Emery [Private Secretary, Dominions Office] asking her to forward by bag and despatch in Eire a letter sent from Roumania by Princess Marthe Bibesco to Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] who now resides at Glaslough, County Monaghan, Eire [Southern Ireland]. Initialled. 07 May 1943
CHAR 20/95B/128 Letter from Norman Costar (Dominions Office, Downing Street) to J D Craig [Assistant Secretary to U K representative in Eire] asking him to forward by safe means a letter sent from Romania by Princess Marthe Bibesco to Lady Leonie Leslie who now resides at Glaslough, County Monaghan, Eire [Southern Ireland]. Stamped. 10 May 1943
CHAR 20/95B/129 Letter from Eleanor Emery [Private Secretary, Dominions Office] to Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that the letter from Princess Marthe Bibesco which she asked WSC to forward on to Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] has been sent to the Office of the UK representative in Eire [Southern Ireland] and encloses a copy of the letter accompanying it [see CHAR 20/95B/128] Signed. 12 May 1943
CHAR 20/95B/130 Letter from Princess Marthe Bibesco (Constantinople Ratib Bey Yalise, Saladjack, Turkey) to WSC of condolence at the death of his aunt Lady Leonie Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome] recounting past meetings with her and adding how much Leonie loved and admired him. The letter also contains a message from the Prime Minister of Roumania, Professor Mihal Antonesco which reads "Unconditional surrender and the Federation of Eastern Europe - under Anglo Saxon inspiration, this town Constantinople becoming a "Port Franc" and the Capital of the Seven Federated States each keeping its own administration" Signed manuscript. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/131-133 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/130. 24 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/134 Letter from Guy Millard [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] to Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a letter from Princess Marthe Bibesco to the Prime Minister adding that the Foreign Office has not encouraged her to act as an intermediary with the Roumanian government as there are already enough available Signed. Annotated. 18 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95B/135 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Guy Millard [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] asking him to send the attached letter to Princess Marthe Bibesco unless he has any comment to add [see CHAR 20/95B/136] and informing him that WSC has seen her letter [see CHAR 20/95B/132] and that the draft enclosed was based on his instructions Initialled. 19 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/95B/136 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Princess Marthe Bibesco on WSC's behalf thanking her for her letter of sympathy [see CHAR 20/95B/132] Initialled. 19 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/95B/137 Letter from Field Marshal [1st] Lord Birdwood (Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire) to WSC sending him best wishes for the year ahead and praising him for the work he has done throughout the war and enclosing a poem he has just received from a Bengal Lancer Officer [see CHAR 20/95B/138] Signed manuscript. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/95B/138 Poem entitled "Churchill" by G A H B. c 1942
CHAR 20/95B/139-140 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/137 Annotated with instructions to send a "nice" telegram. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/95B/141 Telegram to Field Marshal [1st] Lord Birdwood (Coates, Cirencester, Gloucestershire) thanking him for his letter of congratulations for the new year [see CHAR 20/95B/137]. 04 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95B/142 Letter from Field Marshal [1st] Lord Birdwood (United University Club, 1 Suffolk Street S W 1, London) thanking him for his telegram [see CHAR 20/95B/141] and stating that he wished he did not have to face so much trouble on the Town Planning Bill and that he could devote more of his time to winning the war Signed manuscript. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/143 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/142. 23 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/144 Letter from Ernest Brown [Minister of Health] to [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] informing him that details for the government enquiry into the birth rate have not been finalised but that he will bear his qualifications in mind when the matter of personnel is discussed Signature in typescript. Copy. 25 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/145 Letter from [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] (Redhill House, Lydney Park, Gloucestershire) to WSC marked "Personal" informing him of his desire to Chair the Royal Commission established by Ernest Brown [Minister of Health] on the decline of the birth rate and listing his qualifications on this subject and his previous experience on government enquiries adding that his ancestor Benjamin Bathurst holds the record in "polite society" for siring 36 children Signed manuscript. 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/146-147 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/145. 27 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/148 Letter from Michael Reed [Private Secretary, Ministry of Health] to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a letter from [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] letter to Ernest Brown [Minister of Health]. Signed. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/149 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a letter from [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] asking to be recommended to Ernest Brown [Minister of Health] as Chairman of the government enquiry into declining birth rate [see CHAR 20/95B/145] and informing him that Bledisloe has already approached the Minister of Health who informed him that the exact nature of the enquiry had not been finalised. He adds that the Minister was considering a number of people for this position and that Bledisloe was not one of them Initialled. Annotated: "Too old". 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/150 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Michael Reed [Private Secretary, Ministry of Health] enclosing a copy of a letter from [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] to WSC [CHAR 20/95B/145] and WSC's reply [see CHAR 20/95B/151] and informing him that WSC considers Bledisloe too old for the position [Chair of the government enquiry into the declining birth rate] Initialled. 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/151 Letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Bledisloe [earlier Sir Charles Bathurst] informing him that the details of the government enquiry into the decline of the birth rate have not yet been decided and that he would see that his qualifications are not overlooked Signed. 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/152 Letter from Major Albert Braithwaite [Unionist MP for Buckrose, Yorkshire] to WSC informing him that he was very disappointed at the beginning of the war as he was too old to command his regiment [Yorkshire Hussars] and that he would be at his disposal in any matter but hopes that an opportunity may arise in connection with Anglo-American affairs Signed. Annotated "Has any use been made so far in A. AM. affairs?" and "Col H Watt spoke to Braithwaite". 14 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/153 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/152. 14 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/154 Letter from George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Major Albert Braithwaite [Unionist MP for Buckrose, Yorkshire] did write to him in 1941 offering his services as a liaison officer with the American forces but that nothing came of it and since then he has had nothing to do with Anglo American affairs Signed. Annotated that he is a good man who has helped over surface coal. 18 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/155 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/154. 18 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/156 Letter from Stanley Bruce (Australia House, London, W C 2) [Australian High Commissioner] to WSC marked "Personal" enclosing a note on post-war policy [see CHAR 20/95B/157- 165] stating that the only reward that they can give their people for their part in the war is social security and economic well being and that permanent peace can only be assured with an international authority supported by adequate force Signed. Annotated. 13 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95B/157-158 Paper on post war policy [sent with CHAR 20/95B/156] marked "A" stating: that our objective should be to preserve the integrity of the British Empire and to obtain the highest possible standard of living for its people; that to achieve this there must be security and freedom from a fear of aggression and an expansive world economy; that security could only be assured through international co-operation which would be best served by an international authority supported by an adequate force and that a body representative of the United Nations should be immediately set up to consider social and economic post war problems. Covering letter at CHAR 20/95B/156. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95B/159-165 Paper on post war problems marked "B" noting the political arguments for the policies listed in CHAR 20/95B/157-158 stating: that due to the great part played by Britain in the war she should not hesitate to demand that her national interests are preserved; that the interests of the Empire will be in the Far East, the Middle East and Europe and concluding that the only way to safeguard these interests, due to the forces necessary, is by international co- operation; that this co-operation will help to produce an expansive world economy and that the problem of post war economy should be considered by an international reconstruction authority Initialled. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95B/166 Draft of a section of a paper by Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner] on post war problems [see CHAR 20/95B/159-165]. Jan 1943
CHAR 20/95B/167 Letter from F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell] (Great George Street, London) [Paymaster General] to WSC regarding a paper by Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner] on post war problems and policy [see CHAR 20/95B/157-158 and CHAR 20/95B/159- 165] which pointed to the need for an international authority supported by adequate force and stating that Lindemann does not see anything new in these ideas but that Bruce had meant well by them Signed. Annotated. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95B/168 Draft letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [Australian High Commissioner] informing him that he agrees with the proposals indicated in his paper on post war policies and problems [see CHAR 20/95B/157-158 and CHAR 20/95B/159-165] but that a final decision must wait until the war is won. 05 Mar 1953
CHAR 20/95B/169 Final draft of CHAR 20/95B/168 Signature in typescript. 07 Mar 1953
CHAR 20/95B/170 Note marked "BU-BRU". 1943
CHAR 20/95B/171-172 Letter from Harold Butler (British Embassy, Washington D C, United States) [Minister in charge of the British Information Services in Washington] to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] stating: that according to Wendell Wilkie [United States Republican Leader] the Administration is losing all its support and that the Republicans would win the next election; that Wilkie considers post war bilateral agreements to be insufficient and is opposed to any formal Anglo-American agreement which he believes would antagonise the Soviet Union, China and France; that the United States certainly considers its participation in post war affairs as vital; that there is a growing number of people who believe in an Anglo American Alliance as a deterrent to future problems with the Soviet Union; that President Roosevelt will have to take a strong lead if he is to stage a recovery; and that it would be unwise for them to "put all our eggs in the Democratic basket". Signed. 05 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/173 Letter from Bernard Sendall (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, London) [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing a letter from Harold Butler [Minister in charge of the British Information Services in Washington, United States] which Brendan Bracken has suggested WSC sees [see CHAR 20/95B/171-172] Signed. Annotated "[1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] to see". 13 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/174 Note marked "[Margaret] Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith]" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/95B/175 Telegram to the Admiralty asking them to transmit a message to [Margaret] Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith] from WSC congratulating her and "Johnnie" [John, 7th Duke of Buccleuch, earlier Lord Dalkeith]. 29. Annotated "No further action proposed". 18 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95B/176 Letter from "Mollie" [Margaret] Duchess of Buccleuch [earlier Margaret, Lady Dalkeith] (Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire) to WSC thanking him for his telegram and informing him that she will be in London next week and is asking him to call her if he is available Signed manuscript. 19 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/95B/177 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bernard Sendall [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] enclosing a letter from Harold Butler [Minister in charge of the British information services in Washington D C, United States] to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information, see CHAR 20/95B/171-172] which WSC has seen and asking him to send it onto [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] informing him that WSC advises that he reads it and that the letter should be returned to WSC. Initialled. 16 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/178 Letter from Bernard Sendall (Ministry of Information, Malet St, London) [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] returning the letter from Harold Butler [Minister in charge of the British information services in Washington, United States see CHAR 20/95B/171-172] Signed. 23 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/179 Letter from Leslie Burgin (3 Gray's Inn Place, London W C 1) [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton, Bedfordshire] to George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] regarding post war reparations in Germany and stating that he believes that despite allied bombing, German industries would quickly recover after the war and suggesting that every German industry contributing to the war effort should be controlled by share capitals which could be vested in trustees for the allied nations and would ensure supervision of management Signed. 16 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/180 Letter from George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton, Bedfordshire] thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 20/95B/179] and stating that he would inform WSC of his suggestions Initialled. Annotated. 19 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/181 Letter from George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing a letter from Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton, Bedfordshire, see CHAR 20/95B/180] Signed. Annotated. 19 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/182 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that [1st] Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] has seen a letter from Harold Butler [Minister in charge of British information services in Washington, United States, see CHAR 20/95B/171-172] and has made no comment and is asking if he would like any further action to be taken. Initialled. Annotated. 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/183 Note marked "1943 CA-CR" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95B/184-185 Letter from Sir Alexander Cadogan (11 Arlington House, Arlington Street, London) [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office] to WSC thanking him for his letter regarding his ill-health and informing him that he hopes to be active in a couple of days and stating that he was delighted to hear that WSC had made such a good recovery, despite not taking any time off from work Signature in typescript. Copy. 28 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95B/186 Original copy of CHAR 20/95B/184-185 Signed manuscript. 28 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95B/187 Extract from a letter from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] dated 22 October 1942, which states that [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor in Chief of the Daily Telegraph] is in the [United States] and has been seeing lots of people and informing them of events in England. c 1943
CHAR 20/95B/188 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor in Chief of the Daily Telegraph] is a good friend of his and a supporter of the government and asking if President Roosevelt would be able to see him Initialled. 27 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/95B/189 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information) [Minister of Information] to WSC asking him if he would like to send 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] a telegram of congratulations this month as it is his 64th birthday and fifty years of association with the press Initialled. Annotated "yes". 21 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/95B/191 Draft telegram for the 23 June from WSC to 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] sending him good wishes for his birthday and congratulating him on his jubilee as a journalist. Jun 1943
CHAR 20/95B/192 Telegram from 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] to WSC thanking him for his telegram [see CHAR 20/95B/191] and stating that it makes him feel good for another fifty years Manuscript. Jun 1943
CHAR 20/95B/193 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/191. Jun 1943
CHAR 20/95B/194 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Richard Casey [Minister of State for the Middle East] is unwell and that he hopes he will excuse him from attending cabinet. He is not expected to be away for very long Initialled. Annotated, WSC asks if he has a good doctor and Rowan replies that he has. 08 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/195 Conclusions of a Cabinet Meeting on Monday 19 July noting: that this was Richard Casey's [Minister of State in the Middle East] last meeting during his visit to this country and that his visit had proved fruitful; that Sir Ramswami Mudaliar leaving to return to India to take up his appointment as Minister for Supply in the Governor General's Executive Council. 19 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/196 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Richard Casey [Minister of State for the Middle East] was due to leave the following day and has arranged to meet Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters in Algiers] in Algiers. He asks whether WSC wishes any action to be taken as he had stated that he did not wish Casey to leave so soon Initialled. 19 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/197 Letter from Francis Brown to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] enclosing a copy of a message from Chiang Kai Shek [President of China] received via the Chinese Ambassador Initialled. 11 Apr 1942
CHAR 20/95B/198 Letter from "Fido" [Major General Sir Wyndham Childs] (The Marlborough Club, Pall Mall, London) to WSC pleading with him to allow him to be of some service in the war and suggesting that he would be of some use in the Provost organisation. He adds that during the last war he commanded the whole of the Provost staff and that he may be able to assist in alleviating the recent criticism of the detention barrack system and stating that he would accept a subordinate role on a small salary Signed. 08 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/199 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Major Desmond Morton enclosing a letter from Major General Sir Wyndham Childs [see CHAR 20/95B/198] who is keen to get back into uniform and stating that he feels that he is old but asks Morton if he believes it is worthwhile starting any enquiries on his behalf Initialled. 08 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/200 Letter from Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating: that he used to know [Major General Sir Wyndham] Childs but that he has not seen him for years; that after he left the Army and the Deputy Commissionership of the Police he became Deputy General Manager to the newspaper John Bull and that he thought that he was too old for re-employment but that since he was not linked with any scandal, that he should send his letter [CHAR 20/95B/198] to the War Office Initialled. 09 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/201 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sydney Redman (War Office) [Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" enclosing a copy of a letter from Major General Sir Wyndham Childs [see CHAR 20/95B/198] and asking if there is any chance that the War Office would offer him further employment Initialled. 09 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/202 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sydney Redman [Private Secretary, War Office] asking him to let him know if he expects there will be a delay to the decision of whether or not an offer of further employment is made to Major General Sir Wyndham Childs Initialled. 14 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/203 Letter from Sydney Redman [Private Secretary, War Office] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" stating that he did not believe that they would be able to offer Major General Sir Wyndham Childs employment not only on account of his age, but also as there are no vacancies in the Provost organisation Signed. 16 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/204 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him of Major General Sir Wyndham's desire for employment. He reports that he has consulted the War Office who are not able to find him a situation on account of his age and because there are no vacancies in the Provost organisation and suggests how he may inform the General of this Initialled. Annotated "How Old". 20 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/205 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Major General Sir Wyndham Childs is 67 years old but looks much older Initialled. 23 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/206 Letter from WSC to Major General Wyndham Childs stating that he has made various enquiries at the War Office who have informed him that there are no vacancies at the Provost organisation and that he cannot think of any other position that would be suitable Signed. 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/207 Letter from "Fido" [Major General Sir Wyndham Childs] (The Marlborough Club, Pall Mall, London) to WSC informing him that he understands why he has not been re-employed and that he has recently written to the "A G" with regard to the Army of Occupation Signed. 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95B/208 Draft telegram from WSC to Major General Sir Wyndham Childs thanking him for his letter Initialled. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95B/209 Copy of CHAR 20/95B/208. 18 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/95B/210 Note which reads "Sir Walter Citrine visit to Moscow as member of Trade Union Delegation to meeting of Anglo Russian Trade Union Cttee (request for air facilities on return)" [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] Manuscript. Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/211 Telegram from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) to WSC marked "Immediate" stating that it is imperative that the Trade Union Delegation should be back in London by Monday 26 July Copy. 19 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/212 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Guy Millard [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] confirming that WSC has given his copy of a telegram [see CHAR 20/95B/211] from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and that he is assuming that the Foreign Office will now deal with this matter Initialled. 20 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/213 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the Foreign Office are arranging for the return of the Trade Delegation from Moscow [Soviet Union] and that they would like to send a telegram to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] from WSC stating that he is arranging for them to return on the next flight Signed manuscript. Annotated with a note about additions suggested by [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Office] "After consulting F O & Air Ministry". 02 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/214 Telegram from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] (Moscow [Soviet Union]) informing him that the Military Mission has arranged for him to be flown from Teheran [Iran] to Cairo [Egypt] and that the Foreign Office and Air Ministry are making the arrangements for travel from Cairo to the United Kingdom. 21 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/215 Letter from Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary, Foreign Office] to Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of the telegram which was sent to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] regarding his flight [see CHAR 20/95B/214] and stating that it had to be slightly altered when he heard that he had managed to persuade the Russians to take him as far as Teheran [Iran] and that due to a shortage of time a draft could not be sent Signed. 22 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/216 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] regarding a telegram to sent to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] by the Foreign Office on WSC's behalf commenting on the great divergence between the draft agreed by WSC and the telegram sent and stating that WSC did not seem interested in the matter but he wonders whether or not the enclosed documents should be shown to him [see CHAR 20/95B/213 and CHAR 20/95B/214] Signed manuscript. 22 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/217-221 Memorandum entitled "The Attitude of Members of the RAF Serving in South Africa" by John Colville stating how disappointed he was by the attitude of the RAF towards South Africa and the South Africans which he blames on ignorance, home sickness and boredom and suggesting that careful and intelligent preparation is given to all those drafted to South Africa. He adds that he has met a South African officer Captain Lennox Short, a former Information Officer, who is very keen to be consulted if any of these matters are considered and who is currently in England under the auspices of the Ministry of Information. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95B/222 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Bernard Sendall [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] enclosing a copy of a memorandum by John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] [CHAR 20/95B/217-221] which he has asked to send to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information]. 26 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/95B/223 Note marked "Lord Cranborne, There is a copy with ministerial appt. papers (Miss [Magdalene] Stenhouse) about H/Lords strength. Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/95B/224 Letter from "Bobbety" [Lord Cranborne, earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury] to WSC informing him that he is suffering from laryngitis which is expected to last for a fortnight and that he is making arrangements to compensate for his absence in the House of Lords Signed manuscript. Annotated "enquire how he is". 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/95B/225 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] is unwell again today and will not be able to attend cabinet and that he has learnt from his private office that he is run down and should be encouraged to take a holiday Initialled. 12 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/226 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] advising him to take a week's holiday on account of his recent ill-health Signed. 13 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/227 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps (Ministry of Aircraft Production, Millbank, London) [Minister of Aircraft Production] to WSC informing him that he is following his doctor's advice and taking two weeks' holiday as the doctor had said "a fortnight at once or two months later on!!" and was confident that the department would cope in his absence Signed manuscript. 13 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/95B/228-229 Same as CHAR 20/94B/138-139. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/230 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps (Ministry of Aircraft Production, Millbank, London) [Minister of Aircraft Production] to WSC marked "Personal" regarding the recent appointment of Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, Lord Privy Seal] to the war cabinet . He comments that WSC may recall that some time ago Cripps informed him of his belief that Beaverbrook was unsuitable to be a member of the war cabinet. Although Cripps is no longer a member of the war cabinet, he feels that he should continue with his present duties Signed manuscript. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/95B/231 Letter from Sir Stafford Cripps [Ministry of Aircraft Production, Millbank, S W 1, London] to WSC thanking him for his understanding letter Signed manuscript. 04 Oct 1943