Official: Prime Minister: Private Office: Correspondence L-M.

Reference code: CHAR 20/97A-B

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CHAR 20/97A/1 Note marked "1943 LA-LE" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/97A/2 Note marked "Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn]" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97A/3 Telegram from WSC to Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn] enquiring about his health and wishing him a speedy recovery Not registered. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97A/4 Telegram from Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn] to WSC informing him that due to icy weather he suddenly got laid up in a river steamer at Assyut, but that he is fine now and asking him what he thought of M and B Not registered. 571. 18 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97A/5 Telegram from Sir Miles Lampson [later 1st Lord Killearn] to WSC informing him that he is now back at work Not registered. 681. 06 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/6 Letter from Professor Harold Laski (Devon Lodge, Addison Bridge Place, W 14, Fulham, London) [Professor of Political Science at the University of London] to WSC hoping that he may find time to read the enclosed [see CHAR 20/97A/7]. 19 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/7-12 Paper by Professor Harold J Laski [Professor of Political Science at the University of London] entitled "The Education of the Civil Service" which was to be discussed at the joint conference of the I P A, N A L G O and I I A Published. 1943
CHAR 20/97A/13 Letter from Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine] (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State] to WSC marked "Personal" apologising for the way he spoke in Cabinet the previous evening and is sorry for the manner in which he had expressed his feelings but felt that his opinions were honest. Signed manuscript. 05 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/97A/14 Same as CHAR 20/94B/239. 08 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/97A/15 Note to WSC from the Offices of the War Cabinet (Great George Street, S W 1 [London]) stating that Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers] the Minister of War Transport will be unable to attend as he is unwell. Annotated: "inquire instantly". 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/16 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers, Minister of War Transport] has a chill but will be well enough to return in the next couple of days Initialled. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/17 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers, Minister of War Transport] is still at home with a chill but hopes to return to his office the following day. Initials in typescript. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/18 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers, Minister for War Transport] is still recovering from his chill at home and has discovered that he has gout and adding that it is unlikely that he will return to work this week but that he is dealing with papers at home Initialled. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/19 Note from K H [Kathleen Hill, WSC's Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that WSC has requested a daily report on the health of Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers, Minister for War Transport] and is asking him if he can do this. She adds that they will be sending him some flowers. Initialled. Annotated that this has been done. 17 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/20 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC reporting on the health of Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers, Minister of War Transport] stating that he is not very well today as he has a temperature but that the gout, which is in his foot, is much the same. Initialled manuscript. 18 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/21 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC reporting on the health of Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers, Minister for War Transport] stating that he is a little better today, that his temperature is down and his gout is better and that he hopes to be back in the office the following day. Initialled manuscript. 21 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/22 Letter from Lord Leathers [earlier Frederick Leathers] (Berkeley Square House, London) [Minister for War Transport] to WSC informing him that he has returned to work and thanking him for the enquiries, messages and flowers which WSC sent during his illness Signed manuscript. 24 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97A/23 Telegram from Glasslough [Sir John Leslie, WSC's uncle] to Major John Churchill (10 Downing Street, London) giving the address of Mrs Murray Guthrie, as Torosay, Craginure, Isle O Mull (38). [1943]
CHAR 20/97A/24 Letter from Sir John Leslie (Glaslough, County Monaghan, [Ulster, Northern Ireland]) [WSC's uncle] to "Jack" [John S Churchill] hoping that he enjoyed his rest by the sea and stating: that he should come and visit him next time he wants a rest and asking if it would be possible to obtain a permit for his sister Olive Guthrie so that she can come and assist him on the estate adding that she usually flies over when she visits so that she does not add to railway traffic Signed manuscript. 22 May 1943
CHAR 20/97A/25 Note stating that Sir John Leslie (WSC's uncle by marriage) from Glaslough, County Monaghan [Ulster, Northern Ireland] would like his sister, Mrs Olive Guthrie (Torosay, Craigmare, Isle of Mull [Scotland]) to come over and help him about the estate. Manuscript. May 1943
CHAR 20/97A/26 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Pimlott (Ministry of Home Security)[Private Secretary] informing him that WSC has heard that his uncle, Sir John Leslie, now aged 86, has requested that his sister, Olive Guthrie, visits him to help him settle some estate matters; but has been refused a permit; and that WSC would like to do all he could to facilitate this visit Initialled. 01 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97A/27 Letter from John Pimlott (Home Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Mrs Olive Guthrie has been granted an exit permit Signed. 07 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97A/28 Draft telegram from WSC to Colonel Sir John Leslie [WSC's uncle] of condolence at the death of Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]. Initialled by John Peck. 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/29 Telegram from WSC to the WCO? asking them to arrange for a message of condolence to be sent from WSC to Colonel Sir John Leslie (397). 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/30 Telegram from WSC to the WCO? asking them to arrange for a message of condolence to be sent from WSC to Shane Leslie at the death of his mother, Lady Leonie Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]. (398). 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/31 Draft telegram from WSC to Shane Leslie (107 Sloane Street S W) of condolence at the death of his mother, Leonie, Lady Leslie [earlier Leonie Jerome]. Initialled by John Peck. 25 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/32 Letter from Colonel G A Ledingham (Headquarters, Bucks Sub District, Walton House, Aylesbury [Buckinghamshire]) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking his advice as to whether he should call on WSC whilst he is at Chequers in his official capacity as Commander of the Sub District of Buckingham. Signed manuscript. 26 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/33 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Colonel George Alexander Ledingham [Commander of the Sub Division of Buckingham] informing him that WSC does regard his visits to Chequers as private and does not expect any official calls whilst he is there Initialled. 29 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/34 Note marked "Alexis Leger" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97A/35 Letter from Alexis Leger (Washington, 3120 R Street N W, United States) [Consultant on French literature at the Library of Congress] to WSC asking him for a few hours of his time before he leaves Signed manuscript. Annotated by Leslie Rowan that he has told Sir R Campbell that WSC will see Leger over the weekend. French. 16 May 1943
CHAR 20/97A/36 Lecture given by Alexis Leger [Consultant on French literature at the Library of Congress] at the University of New York to commemorate the eightieth anniversary of the birth of Aristide Briand, inscribed with a message to WSC [manuscript] from Leger stating that this is for the future of France, for Anglo-French solidarity and for the European Organisation Published by Victor and Jacob Hammer, Wells College Press, Aurora, New York, United States. One hundred and fifty copies were produced. [2,20,[2]p] French. 1943
CHAR 20/97A/37 Note marked "1943 LI-LY" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/97A/38 Note marked "Lord Linlithgow" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97A/39 Letter from Doreen, Lady Linlithgow [earlier Doreen, Lady Hopetoun] (The Viceroy 's House, New Delhi, India) [wife of the Viceroy and Governor General of India] to WSC asking him to allow them to travel home in the aircraft Liberator which is fitted with about 14 seats so that they do not have to travel in the aircraft which is being arranged for them which has only five or six seats adding that they had deserved this consideration after having been in India for seven and a half years and that she would like to be rewarded by being able to take lots of luggage home and not to arrive home with only forty four pounds of luggage Signed manuscript. 18 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/40-41 Copy of CHAR 20/97A/40 Signature in typescript. 18 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/42 Telegram from WSC to Doreen, Lady Linlithgow [earlier Doreen, Lady Hopetoun, wife of the Viceroy and Governor General of India] informing her that he will make every effort to meet her wishes and that if necessary he will send his own aircraft. 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/43 Minute from WSC to the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] marked "Secret" stating that special arrangements must be made for the return journey of the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Alexander Hope and Lord Hopetoun] and his wife [Doreen], Lady Linlithgow [earlier Doreen, Lady Hopetoun] asking him when they are due to start and suggesting that if possible he would send the York for them and that a plan for its journey should be worked out. Initialled. 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/44 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Francis Turnbull (India Office) [Private Secretary, India Office] marked "Secret and Personal" regarding a telegram from WSC to Doreen, Lady Linlithgow [earlier Doreen, Lady Hopetoun, see CHAR 20/97A/42] which he had asked him to despatch that morning and enclosing Lady Linlithgow's letter to WSC [see CHAR 20/97A/39] and a copy of a minute sent by WSC to the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, see CHAR 20/97A/43] and asking him to keep him informed of the progress of WSC's wishes. Initialled. 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/45 Letter from Doreen, Lady Linlithgow [earlier Doreen, Lady Hopetoun, wife of the Viceroy and Governor General of India] to WSC thanking him and stating that she is happy to know that he is interested in their journey home Annotated that it is to de distributed to the Secretary of State for India and C A S. 11 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/46-48 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Air Ministry, Whitehall, London) [Secretary of State for Air] regarding the homeward journey of the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Alexander Hope and Lord Hopetoun] and his wife suggesting that his proposal to send them York has drawbacks as it would not be large enough to accommodate the full party and its luggage and it may be required which could mean that a Liberator would have to be diverted from its war-time services. He concludes that the best solution would be to send two civil Sunderlands which would bring the new Viceroy Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell and his party to India and return with the party of Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetoun] and enclosing a detailed schedule of the flight and adding that the official change over of Viceroys will take place in Delhi [India] Signed. 15 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/97A/49 Minute from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Secretary of State for Air] accepting his arrangements and asking him to draft him a letter to the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Alexander Hope and Lord Hopetoun]. Initialled. 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/50 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Air Ministry, Whitehall, London) [Secretary of State for Air] informing him that the Viceroy of India, 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetoun] had been sent and had agreed to the details of his return journey and suggesting that he send a telegram confirming that he is aware and has agreed to the arrangements for his journey and wishes him a comfortable and safe flight Signed. 05 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/51 Telegram from WSC to 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Viceroy of India) [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetoun] stating that he understands that he is aware of the arrangements made for his journey home and that they are agreeable to him and wishing him a safe and comfortable flight Initials in typescript. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/52 Letter from Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to Francis Turnbull (Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for India) asking him to despatch the enclosed telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India, 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetoun, see CHAR 20/97A/49] and to arrange for a copy to be sent to the Secretary of State for Air Initialled. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/53 Telegram from 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetoun, Viceroy of India] to WSC marked "Secret" thanking him for his kind consideration and expressing a wish to see him soon. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/54 Circular letter from W Armstrong to the Private Secretaries of all Cabinet Ministers informing them that 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Victor Hope and Lord Hopetoun, Viceroy of India] and his wife are due to arrive in England on 24 October at Victoria Station and that access to the platform will be by special pass only and requesting that if any ministers wish to be present for their arrival they should contact the India Office Signature in typescript. 19 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/55 Letter from W Armstrong (Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a circular letter which he has distributed to the Private Secretaries of all Cabinet Ministers [see CHAR 20/97B/54] Initialled. Annotated by John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] that [George] Harvie Watt will represent WSC and that the India Office has been informed of this. 19 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/56 Note to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Returned with Mrs Churchill's thanks". c 1943
CHAR 20/97A/57 Letter from Horie ? (The Dorchester Hotel, London) to WSC thanking him for his kindness and asking him whether he thinks that the Lord Mayor will offer him one day the freedom of London stating that it is "a most jealously guarded honour - and rightly so" and adding that he has spoken to Field Marshal Jan Smuts and that he is well Signed manuscript. 05 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/97A/58 Draft letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Private and Personal" stating that Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] has been expounding the doctrine of Common Citizenship and asking him where he got this idea from and adding that these ideas will need careful handling Initialled manuscript. Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97A/59 Telegram same as CHAR 20/97A/58. 15 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97A/60 Telegram from Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] to WSC stating that Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] is giving an account of how this incident happened and that he wished to send his regrets and apologies. 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97A/61 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, Later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Private and Personal" informing him that he has spoken to Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington] who is very sorry and sending his own telegram [see CHAR 20/97A/60] and stating: that Llewellin has asked him if he thought it would be a good idea to use the doctrine of common citizenship (which he had heard used by WSC) in a speech he was working on. He had replied no; that draft copies of his speech mentioning this doctrine had been circulated without his authorisation; that he immediately began to take measures to remove all copies and was assured that this had been done; that the speech he delivered was completely different to that published in two Washington newspapers and that the matter has not attracted any attention in the United States (T834/3). 16 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97A/62 Telegram from Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] to WSC informing him that he intends to make a short trip home travelling on 15 July with General Meyer's Chief of Staff to Arnold and requesting that his Secretary informs Oliver Lyttelton later 1st Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] of his visit Annotated: "Mr Harvie Watt to see" (T1001/3). 09 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/63 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he wishes to reply to Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] and enclosing a draft reply for consideration and adding that his visit has been approved by the Minister of Production, Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] Initialled manuscript. 10 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/64 Telegram from WSC to Colonel John Llewellin [British Minister in Residence in Washington, United States] stating that he may come if he wishes and that [Oliver] Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] has been informed (T1014/3). 11 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/65 Draft of CHAR 20/97A/64 Initialled manuscript. 11 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97A/66-67 Letter from Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] (Offices of the Minister of Production, Great George Street, London) [Minister of Production] to WSC informing him that he is taking Don Nelson around the country this week but would love to see him next week to discuss the subject of the home front and home affairs being disturbed from the Tory point of view and remarking that it was very good of him to telephone on the 24 September to enquire about him and that he should not feel that he need look after him adding that he is pleased that his position does not attract much limelight but would like to, when appropriate, assist him in some military capacity. Signed manuscript. 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/97A/68 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Mr Brown informing him that WSC has seen the letter from Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] [see CHAR 20/97A/66-67] and invites him to a meal next week Initialled. Annotated that on CSC's advice that Lyttelton has been asked to lunch with WSC on 7 October and he has accepted. 27 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/97A/69 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Grace Hamblin [CSC's Private Secretary] informing her that WSC has received a letter from Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] asking to see him on official business next week and that he has replied stating that he wishes to dine with him next week and is asking her if she can inform CSC of this and see if she can suggest any particular date. Initialled. Annotated: "Thursday 7th". 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/97A/70 Letter from Grace Hamblin [CSC's Private Secretary] to Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that CSC has suggested Thursday 7th October Initialled. Annotated. 30 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/97A/71 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to D H F Rickett (Ministry of Production) confirming that WSC's invitation to Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos, Minister of Production] to have luncheon with him on 7 October to discuss home affairs Initialled. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97A/72 Note marked "1943 LONDONDERRY" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/97A/73 Note marked "Lord Londonderry's grievances" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97A/74-75 Letter from [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] (Londonderry House, Park Lane, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] complaining that he has been treated in a poor manner, explaining: that his work involves much travelling to and from Northern Ireland: that he feels as though he is being treated like "an enemy alien"; that his papers have to be examined before he travels, that they are sealed and cannot be opened until he has completed his journey; that an official recently demanded that his wife be searched; that over ninety five percent of his letters are censored and declaring that he should be entitled to more consideration and asking that if his House of Lords pass is not sufficient enough to waive these restrictions that he be given a pass that is Signed. 09 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/76 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] informing him that he is making enquiries into the matter to which he refers [see CHAR 20/97A/74-75] Signed. 10 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/77 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to H A Strutt (Home Office) [Private Secretary, Home Office] marked "Confidential" enclosing an extract from a letter from [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] [see CHAR 20/97A/74-75] and asking him for his comments, adding that he is not consulting the other departments concerned Signed. 10 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/78 Letter from H A Strutt (Home Office Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary, Home Office] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" informing him: that he was aware of the incident concerning [Edith] Lady Londonderry and that a full report has been written on it and but that he did not think that it concerned the Home Office; that permits are available to Peers and members of the House of Commons living in Northern Ireland and that [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] 's references to an office in Belfast [Ulster, Ireland] sound to be referring to Censorship Signed. 10 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/79 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Alan Hodge (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] marked "Confidential" enclosing an extract from [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] 's letter [see CHAR 20/97A/74-75] and is asking him for his comments Initialled. 14 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/80 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] asking him to read the enclosed and inform him of any thoughts he may have on it Initialled manuscript. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/81 Letter from A S Hodge (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, London) [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" regarding [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh]'s complaint [see CHAR 20/97A/74-75] stating: that immunity from censorship is granted only by virtue of the office held and the nature of the letters written on official business and that if it were granted to members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons the list would include over a thousand names; that the Censorship have been instructed to deal with Lord and Lady Londonderry's papers with speed, that Lord and Lady Londonderry make so many journeys that it is not possible to make special arrangements every time they travel and that new regulations are due to come into force which state that Lord Lieutenants of the counties of Northern Ireland may be spared some of the regulations when they are in transit Signed. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/82 Note from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating: that he has contacted the Home Office in the hope of hearing their opinion on the matter; that he does not believe that they should encourage anyone to avoid censoring by omitting to put their name on the back of a letter; and that the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich], is amused by this and will inform them if M I 5 are in any way implicated Initialled. 21 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/83 Letter from H A Strutt (Home Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary, Home Office] marked "Confidential" enclosing a Home Office file containing his recent letter, so that he may see what has been done on this matter and informing him: that Mr Peake has been in contact with Duff Cooper [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, later 1st Lord Norwich]; that Duff Cooper places great importance on searching individuals who have travelled by air, adding that at the Home Office they do not agree with this theory; that an informal arrangement has been made regarding [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] but that Duff Cooper has suggested that he is not told of this; that he advises that Lord Londonderry is informed confidentially of this arrangement Signed. 24 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/84 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] enclosing a Home Office file for him to see and informing him that he will intends to write [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and attaching a draft of his proposed letter for comment [see CHAR 20/97A/85] Initialled. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/85 Draft letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] marked "Confidential" stating that he understands his anger at the incidents which he has described [see CHAR 20/97A/74-75], but that these restrictions are enforced for good reasons and that there are obvious disadvantages for prescribing exemptions and informing him that [Edith] Lady Londonderry will not be inconvenienced again and that measures have been passed to ensure that Lord Lieutenants of the counties of Northern Ireland may be spared some of the rigours of routine examinations Annotated. 30 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/86 Draft letter [from Major Desmond Morton, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] marked "Confidential" stating: his enquiries have led him to believe that there has not been a malicious attack on him for political or personal reasons; that all officials have been ordered to carry out their duties with courtesy; that as long as the regulations remain in force it would be impossible to make exceptions; that measures have been passed to ensure that Lord Lieutenants of the counties of Northern Ireland may be spared some of the rigours of routine examinations; that steps are being taken to relieve [Edith] Lady Londonderry of the stringency of statutory regulations but that this must be kept in the strictest confidence Annotated. [Dec] 1942
CHAR 20/97A/87 Note from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Ministers Principal Private Secretary] informing him that he has read the Home Office file and concludes that the situation is hopeless as the matter involves three Ministers, none of which agree and stating: that Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] does not see that there is anything wrong and does not believe that the regulations should be relaxed for [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and [Edith] Lady Londonderry; that the Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, believes that these regulations are not necessary for this couple and that they should be informed of this; that the Minister of Information, Brendan Bracken has written to Lord Londonderry agreeing that the threatened search of his wife was inexcusable and hopes that the Security Services will apologise; and that their object is to see that the laws of the land are upheld, but with intelligence, that Lord Londonderry should be pacified or told that he is in the wrong, and that WSC is not embarrassed by this incident and enclosing a draft letter to Lord Londonderry for his use [see CHAR 20/97A/86] Initialled. 31 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/88 Letter from [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] (Londonderry House, Park Lane, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] asking him to inform him whether or not the matter which he raised is being considered [see CHAR 20/97A/74-75] Signed. 31 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97A/89-91 Same as CHAR 20/97A/86. [Jan] 1943
CHAR 20/97A/92 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Herbert Creedy (Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, S W 1, London) [Security Executive] marked "Confidential" enclosing a draft letter to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] regarding his recent complaint and asking him to let him know if Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] has any objections or suggestions he would like to raise. Initialled. 02 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/93 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] stating that he hopes to have a response for him within a few days Initialled. 02 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/94 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Graham Harrison from the Home Office has requested the return of his file Initialled manuscript. [Jan] 1943
CHAR 20/97A/95 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] informing him that this is the form of the letter which he will send to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] Initialled manuscript. Annotated by Morton that he agrees with his draft. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/96 Letter from Herbert Creedy (Kinnaird House, 1 Pall Mall East, S W 1, London) [Security Executive] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" informing him that he has shown Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] the draft of the letter to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and he has commented: that it seemed unduly apologetic; that Lord and [Edith] Lady Londonderry should not be informed of the unofficial arrangement for Lady Londonderry to forgo security regulations and encloses a draft reply for his consideration Signed. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/97-99 Draft letter [from Duff Cooper, later 1st Lord Norwich] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] stating: that his enquiries have led him to believe that there has not been a malicious attack on him for political or personal reasons; that all the officials concerned are fully aware that their duties must be carried out with the greatest possible courtesy; that it is impossible to make any exceptions to the Defence Regulations as this might be seen as improper privilege; that measures are being passed to allow Lord Lieutenants of the counties of Northern Ireland to travel without the rigors of routine examinations but that this cannot be extended to his wife, but that they will endeavour to find a way to relieve her of the irksome procedures of examinations Annotated. [Jan] 1943
CHAR 20/97A/100-101 Final draft of CHAR 20/97A/97-99 from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] Signed. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/102 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to H A Strutt (Home Office) [Private Secretary, Home Office] marked "Confidential" enclosing a copy of a letter sent by him to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and informing him that copies have also been sent to the Private Secretaries at the Ministry of Information and at the War Office and returning his file Initialled. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/103 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to C Campbell (War Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" enclosing a copy of a letter sent by him to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and informing her that copies have also been sent to the Private Secretaries at the Ministry of Information and at the Home Office and to Sir Herbert Creedy [Security Executive] Initialled. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/104 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Alan Hodge (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] marked "Confidential" enclosing a copy of a letter sent by him to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and informing her that copies have also been sent to the Private Secretaries at the War Office and at the Home Office and to Sir Herbert Creedy Initialled. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/105 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Herbert Creedy [Security Executive] marked "Confidential" enclosing a letter sent by him to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and informing him that it is in the terms of his alternative draft and that he has sent copies to the Private Secretaries at the War Office, the Home Office and the Ministry of Information. Initialled. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/106 Letter from [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] (Londonderry House, Park Lane, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" stating that he is not asking for any privileges and understands that in wartime the government has the right to search people but asks why it is necessary that people are interrogated when they are well known British Citizen, carrying out war duty, in uniform and adding that this is what happened to his wife and asking whether Mrs [Eleanor] Roosevelt or Mrs Churchill [CSC] are searched when they travel and stressing that he would like WSC to be informed of this matter Signed. Annotated. Located in between CHAR 20/97A/96 and CHAR 20/97A/97-99. 08 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/107 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] informing him that the point he raised in his letter [see CHAR 20/97A/106] will be immediately looked into Signed. Annotated. 05 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/108 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] asking if there have been any further developments regarding a complaint made by [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and whether a reply was needed Initialled manuscript. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97A/109-110 Letter from Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to Sir Herbert Creedy [Security Executive] marked "Confidential" stating: that he has seen [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] who appeared to him to be rather pathetic; that he suggested to him that he must either try to obtain relaxation from the security regulations for him and his wife, or denounce the regulations as unnecessary and expensive and raise the matter in the House of Lords; that Lord Londonderry claimed that he had no wish to raise this question in the House and was mainly concerned with the threatening of his wife [Edith, Lady Londonderry] with a body search and is asking about the usual procedures for this, adding that he believes that the regulations may be relaxed on account of the nature of the work that he and his wife are doing. Signature in typescript. Copy. 13 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/111 Letter from Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] suggesting that they discuss the matter when they next meet in London and stating that he would like to know if he is allowed to give his own opinion or the official attitude and that he did not think that changes would happen quickly after the war. Signature in typescript. Copy. 29 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97A/112 Letter from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him of the responses of the Ministers involved and that it has led to considerable correspondence between him and [7th] Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] on various matters and that he requires a couple of assistants to deal with its volume Initialled. 11 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97A/113 Note marked "1943 M-MEN" Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/97A/114 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] is sending a telegram of condolence to Mrs Macmillan and asks whether he would like one sent on his behalf. Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 22 Feb [1943]
CHAR 20/97A/115 Telegram from the Resident Minister's Office in Algiers to the Foreign Office, regarding Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident in Algiers] stating that he would like his wife [Dorothy Macmillan, later Dorothy, Lady Stockton] to be told and that he is very well and the burns are not serious. 190. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97A/116 Telegram from the Resident Minister's Office in Algiers to the Foreign Office informing him: that Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident in Algiers] was slightly injured in a plane crash this morning; that he is suffering from shock; that he was burnt about the face but that his condition is not serious and that those travelling with him were unscathed. 189. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97A/117 Telegram from that Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident in Algiers] to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Allied Commander in Chief North African Theatre of Operations, United States Army] has suggested that he leave for England tomorrow and that he hopes to see him very soon after his arrival (T1209/3). 05 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/118 Note from John Peck [to WSC] informing him that he had received this telegram today [see CHAR 20/97A/117] and that having spoken to Clement Attlee [Secretary of State for the Dominions, Deputy Prime Minister] it was decided that he would see that Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident in Algiers] and that there was therefore no need for them to reply Initialled. 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/119 Telegram from the Admiralty informing them of Macmillan's telegram [see CHAR 20/97A/117] and adding that Clement Attlee [Secretary of State for the Dominions, Deputy Prime Minister] has directed on the grounds of security that a reply is not sent and that he will see that Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on his arrival (12). 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/120 Telegram from the Admiralty to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] that that Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident in Algiers] will be delayed by twenty four hours (23). 07 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97A/121 Telegram from the Resident Ministers Office in Algiers to the Foreign Office informing them that that Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Minister Resident in Algiers] will be delayed by twenty four hours at Marrakesh [Morocco] Annotated giving details of who is informing whom. 06 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97B/122 Note regarding Colonel [John] Macnamara's desire for service in a more active zone of the war and his transfer to a course at a senior staff college Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97B/123 Note stating that there is a separate file of correspondence dating from 1939-1943 which contains the honours papers Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97B/124 Letter from Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] to WSC marked "Confidential" stating that he feels that there is a real wastage of manpower in the RAF and that they could transfer a hundred thousand men to the Army on loan and reminding him of his promise to arrange for him to take an active part in the war Signed. 15 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/97B/125 Letter from Colonel John Macnamara (Headquarters, RAF, Northern Ireland) [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] to George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary] asking him to press WSC to arrange for him to be posted to somewhere with more action, stating that WSC had suggested that he should liaise with the United States Forces but would prefer to lead a British troop and enclosing an extract from a report written by the Air Vice Marshal in Northern Ireland [not present] Signed manuscript. 16 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/97B/126 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he would like the question of Colonel John Macnamara's [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] position to be raised or whether he wants to leave it Initialled. Annotated that: "General I is looking at it". 16 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/97B/127 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Commander Knott [Private Secretary to the Deputy Secretary of the War Cabinet] reciting an extract from a letter from Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] to WSC [see CHAR 20/97B/124] and informing him that after letters had been sent to the Secretary of State for War and the Lord President by WSC he noticed Macnamara's plea and minuted that General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] would deal with it Initialled. Annotated that the letter sent to the Lord President was regarding Macnamara's RAF file and the one sent to the Secretary of State for War was concerning hospitality for United States Offices in Britain. 16 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/97B/128 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] informing him that WSC has the matter he mentioned in hand [see CHAR 20/97B/124] Initialled. 19 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/97B/129 Letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC marked "Secret" stating that he cannot find any solution to the problem of finding Colonel John Macnamara a fighting appointment as he is too senior to be fitted into the Commandos and the only alternatives are for him to command a Brigade, which would mean him becoming a Brigadier, or a Battalion, which would mean him reverting to Lieutenant Colonel, and suggesting that he ask the Secretary of State for War to see if he could arrange for him to be given command of a Battalion in a more active theatre than in England Signed. Annotated that he should leave it for the moment. 24 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/97B/130 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he wishes General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to pursue the suggestion in paragraph three [see CHAR 20/97B/129] Initialled manuscript. Annotated that he thinks Ismay should have a word with him about the difficulties. 11 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/97B/131 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] informing him that WSC would like him to talk to Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] about the difficulties and that he would like to meet his desire for fighting Initialled. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/97B/132 Letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay (Office of the Minister of Defence) [Chief Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that he has spoken to Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] and that he fully understands the problems of finding a future appointment for him and that he has asked if he could be recommended for a vacancy at the next Senior Staff College course at Minley and is attaching a minute to the Secretary of State for War for his consideration [see CHAR 20/97B/133] Signed. Annotated. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/97B/133 Draft letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] on WSC's behalf to the Secretary of State for War, Sir James Grigg, that he was interested in the case of Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] and that he had promised him that he would try to meet his desire for a fighting position and that he would be very pleased if it could be arranged for Macnamara to attend the next Senior Staff course at Minley adding that if he graduated well he would then presumably be considered for a fighting position either as a Brigadier or on the staff. Nov 1942
CHAR 20/97B/134 Minute from WSC to the Secretary of State for War, Sir James Grigg, same as CHAR 20/97B/133 (M553/2). 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/97B/135 Letter from Sir James Grigg (War Office, Whitehall, S W 1) [Secretary of State for War] to WSC informing him that he had arranged for Colonel John Macnamara [Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex] to have a special vacancy on the next Senior Staff College course and adding that the General Officer Commanding in Chief, South Eastern Command did not consider fit to command an infantry brigade Initialled. 02 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97B/136 Letter from Colonel John Macnamara (25 Palace Street, London S W 1, London) to WSC thanking him for arranging for him to go on the next Senior Staff College course and asking him when he has completed the course if he could possibly arrange for him to go to a formation which may be sent abroad so that he might see some military action [Signed. Annotated. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/97B/137 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sydney Redman (War Office) [Private Secretary] enclosing a letter from Colonel John Macnamara [see CHAR 20/97B/136] and asking him if he agrees with his suggested reply that WSC should state that he is glad that he has been offered a place on the Senior Staff course and that he has informed the Secretary of State for War, Sir James Grigg about his desire for an appointment abroad, which he is assured will receive full consideration Initialled. 21 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/97B/138 Letter from Sydney Redman (War Office, Whitehall, London) [Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that they would prefer to reply to Colonel John Macnamara in a less promising tone and that it should state that he has been given a vacancy on the Staff College course and that the Secretary of State for War, Sir James Grigg, has been informed of his wish for a fighting position which will be given careful consideration Signed. 31 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/97B/139 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that the War Office have agreed to the terms below Manuscript. 01 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97B/140 Letter from WSC to Colonel John Macnamara (Conservative MP for Chelmsford, Essex) stating how pleased he was to hear that he had received a vacancy on the Senior Staff course and that he has informed the Secretary of State for War, Sir James Grigg, of his wish for a fighting position abroad and that the question of his next position will be given careful attention Signed. 03 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97B/141 Extract of a letter [from Colonel John Macnamara] to WSC informing him that he left the Staff College nearly two months ago and that he is still no nearer to being given a fighting position Annotated. 29 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/97B/142 Note to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] enclosing an extract from a letter from Colonel John Macnamara which WSC had requested to be shown to him and asking him for his comments. 04 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97B/143 Same as CHAR 20/94A/8. 04 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97B/144 Letter from Colonel John Macnamara (House of Commons) to WSC asking him to inform the Commander in Chief M E F that he is definitely to be with troops in action, adding that he cannot bear to be stuck on the Suez Canal Signed. Annotated. 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97B/145 Letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay (Office of the Minister of Defence) [Chief Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that Colonel John Macnamara was appointed Assistant Commandant, Middle East Combined Training Centre which he states is an interesting post but that it is not a fighting appointment and is requesting permission to mention this officer's name to General Sir Henry Wilson and inform him that WSC would like to give him a chance to see some fighting Signed. Annotated. 04 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/146 Letter from Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] (Conservative and Unionist Central Office Treasurer's Department, 26 Old Queen Street, London) [Treasurer of the Conservative Party] to WSC marked "Personal and Confidential" enclosing an extract from The Telegraph dated 23 July 1943 concerning Lord Marchwood's recent visit to Canada and his definition of Lend Lease as "a freewill offering of help in a time of embarrassment", and stating that he was writing to ensure that the United States Public should receive a true interpretation of his impressions and urging him to say a few words on this matter to clear the air, believing that many Americans think that Britain is the only nation benefiting from the Lend Lease Signed. 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97B/147 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] has mentioned that Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] [Treasurer of the Conservative Party] was in low spirits and that he should be given a little cosseting Initialled manuscript. 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97B/148 Minute from WSC to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Kingsley Wood, asking him to draft a short appreciative note to Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] [Treasurer of the Conservative Party] which he could send Initialled. 01 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97B/149 Letter from Sir Kingsley Wood [Chancellor of the Exchequer] to WSC proposing that he should reply to Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] by agreeing that the definition of Lend Lease is not widely known, that it began as a means by which the United States, who were still neutral, could give arms to Britain as they saw her defence as vital to their own and that it is now used under the general principle of pooling the resources of the United Nations and that they will take steps to make this more widely understood and adding that if he waits until the 12th August after the white paper on Mutual Aid then he can add that the enclosed white paper will go far to making this matter better understood Initialled. 02 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97B/150 Letter from WSC to Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] [Treasurer of the Conservative Party] marked "Private and Confidential" agreeing that the definition of Lend Lease is not widely known and stating that it began as a means by which the United States, who were still neutral, could give arms to Britain as they saw her defence as vital to their own and that it is now used under the general principle of pooling the resources of the United Nations and informing him that they will shortly be taking steps to ensure that this matter is more widely understood Initialled. 04 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97B/151 Minute from WSC to Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) marked "Private" enclosing a letter which the [10th] Duke of Marlborough [Liaison Officer United States Forces] had sent to him and asking him to make enquiries to see whether the United States still hold this view of General Smith [Chief of Staff, United States Forces] Initialled. Annotated noting the details of the correspondents and the content of the letter (M207/3). 28 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/152 Letter from W B Smith (Headquarters European Theatre, Office of the Chief of Staff) [Chief of Staff, United States Forces] to the [10th] Duke of Marlborough [Liaison Officer, United States Forces] informing him that he has written to the Military Secretary asking him to be regraded to a Major and that he would push for him to be a Lieutenant Colonel when he was detailed there and stating that he has received a note from General [Colville] Wemyss ensuring him that there is no problem and advising him that he should take steps in anticipation of his future departure from his present position Signature in typescript. Copy. 25 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/153 Letter from Major General W M S Key (Headquarters, European Theatre of Operations, United States Army) [United States Provost Marshal] to Lieutenant General Sir Colville Wemyss (War Office, London) [Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War] stating that he glad to recommend the [10th] Duke of Marlborough [Liaison Officer, United States Forces] for a promotion to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel Signature in typescript. Copy. 02 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/154 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sydney Redman (War Office) [Private Secretary] marked "Confidential" asking him to refer to WSC's minute no. M207/3 regarding the [10th] Duke of Marlborough [Liaison Officer, United States Forces. See CHAR 20/97B/151] and stating that he was unsure if the War Office were in a position to answer WSC Initialled. 16 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/155 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that he has asked the [10th] Duke of Marlborough [Liaison Officer, United States Forces] for a copy of his letter from General Key which he requested and that it should arrive in due course Initialled. Annotated. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/156 Letter from Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War] to WSC marked "Private" informing him that he has made enquiries about the [10th] Duke of Marlborough and that Major General Key [United States Provost Marshal] reports very highly of him and would recommend him for a Lieutenant Colonel providing it did not go against War Office policy and adding that War Office policy relates rank to the responsibility of the job done and that the Duke's position does rank higher than a Major Initialled. 22 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/157 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a copy of the [10th] Duke of Marlborough's [Liaison Officer, United States Forces] letter from Major General Key [United States Provost Marshal] and informing him that the Duke was slow in sending him this letter as he has been ill at Blenheim with a bad arm Initialled. Annotated. 27 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/158 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC asking him if he can return the [10th] Duke of Marlborough's letters [Liaison Officer, United States Forces] which he has requested to be returned adding that copies have been made and asking him if he wishes to say anything about them to the Duke Initialled manuscript. Annotated. 01 May 1943
CHAR 20/97B/159 Note marked "Duke of Marlborough" Manuscript. Annotated. [May] 1943
CHAR 20/97B/160 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Personal" to the [10th] Duke of Marlborough [Liaison Officer, United States Forces] returning his letters and informing him that copies have been retained with them Initialled. 02 May 1943
CHAR 20/97B/161 Letter from E S L to [W M] Smith asking her to copy the letters from General Key and General Smith Initials in typescript. 02 May 1943
CHAR 20/97B/162 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] marked "Private" informing him that when he was in Cairo he met a Captain Maugham who is wounded but has turned his energies towards establishing a training centre in the Middle East for political officers in the Arab countries and is enclosing a copy of his memorandum and letters from Brigadier Clayton and Air Commodore Buss on this matter and adding that Maugham's main theory is that unless training is made available on a large scale then when the war is over they shall find it difficult to take their proper part in these areas and asking him if he can read these papers and discuss any thoughts he may have on them Initialled. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/163 Note from Major Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that he has read Captain Maugham's paper and that the names of Brigadier Clayton and Air Commodore Buss as supporters will not help his cause as they are associated with policies which the Colonial Office, India Office and Foreign Office have been against and recommending that he contact Sir Ralph Furse at the Colonial Office who he believes would be sympathetic to the scheme and would be a good ally Initialled. 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/164 Letter to Major Sir Ralph Furse (Colonial Office) marked "Private" asking him to look at the papers concerning Captain Maugham, informing him that WSC has seen him and was interested in his ideas and that he was waiting to hear from the Minister of State who has had a meeting with Maugham. 20 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/165 Same as CHAR 20/97B/164, from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] Initialled. 20 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/166 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir Ralph Furse (Colonial Office) marked "Private" enclosing the papers which Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary] had informed him about Initialled. 24 May 1943
CHAR 20/97B/167 Same as CHAR 20/94A/130. 28 Sep 1943
CHAR 20/97B/168 Telegram from the Air Ministry to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that WSC may like to know that Lady Holford, the mother of Brigadier Sir Stewart Menzies has died (702). 20 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/97B/169 Telegram from WSC to Brigadier Sir Stewart Menzies of condolence at the death of his mother (801). 22 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/97B/170 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Brigadier Sir Stewart Menzies informing him that he has received a letter of condolence from WSC at the death of his mother Initialled. [1943]
CHAR 20/97B/171 Letter from Brigadier Sir Stewart Menzies (London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to despatch a telegram on his behalf to WSC thanking him for his telegram and enquiring about his health, hoping that he will be well soon Initialled. [1943]
CHAR 20/97B/172 Note from "1943 M-MOY". 1943
CHAR 20/97B/173 Note "Mrs Moffat" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97B/174 Letter from Agnes Moffat (The Old Feathers, Burnham, Buckinghamshire) to WSC asking him to inform her of the health of her husband Brigadier Moffat [Commander of the Fourth Hussars] whom he met on his recent visit to Cyprus, stating that she has not seen him for twenty one months Signed manuscript. 25 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/175 Letter from WSC to [Agnes] Moffat informing her that her husband looked well and was in fine spirits when he met him in Cyprus and that his troops having recently played a major part in the victory in North Africa are now based on one of the most beautiful islands he has ever seen Signed. 04 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/176-177 Typescript copy of CHAR 20/97B/174. 25 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/178 Note from WSC stating that John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] should write to her stating how well he looked and that he would sign it Initialled. 27 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/179 Letter from Agnes Moffat (The Old Feathers, Burnham, Buckinghamshire) to WSC thanking him for his letter informing her of her husband's health and stating that the separation has been particularly bad recently as their son was killed flying off Malta Initialled. Copy. 07 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/180 Original of CHAR 20/97B/179. 07 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/181 Newspaper article from the Evening Standard entitled "Who Would You Vote For" featuring Hugh Molson [Conservative MP for High Peak, Derbyshire] as one of three MP's writing their election addresses as if they were currently fighting a general election. 13 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/182 Letter from Hugh Molson [Conservative MP for High Peak, Derbyshire] to George Harvie Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary] informing him that he was invited by the Editor of the Evening Standard to write an election address on behalf of the Conservative Party and that he has written it expressing the views of the Tory Reformers and that it is largely made up of WSC's quotations and that he hopes that the Prime Minister will not be offended by it Signed. 15 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/183 Note marked "Lady Montgomery (Mother of the General)" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97B/184 Letter from Lady Montgomery (New Park, Moville, County Donegal) asking him to inform her of the health of her son whom he has just seen, stating that she has five sons serving the Empire abroad Signed Manuscript. 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/185 Letter from K H [Kathleen Hill, WSC's secretary] to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking him to draft a letter on WSC's behalf to General Sir Bernard Montgomery's mother informing her how well her son looked Initialled. Annotated asking what Colonel Stirling's initials are. 13 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/186 Same as CHAR 20/93A/4. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/187 Note marked "about David Montgomery (son of the general) (inc. telegrams to the general)" Manuscript. c 1943
CHAR 20/97B/188 Letter from General Sir Bernard Montgomery (Eighth Army) [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC thanking him for informing him that his son David Montgomery has the flu and that he has had to postpone the handing over of his portrait until he is well again and is asking him to send him a telegram when the handing over has been completed and enclosing a copy of a pamphlet which he has written entitled "High Command in War" which accompanies a previous pamphlet by him called the "Conduct in Battle" claiming that the two together explain why his army has been so successful and is asking his opinion on them Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 15 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/189 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC stating that he is delighted that his son, David Montgomery, is better and that he hopes he will be able to give him his report soon and sending him his best wishes and hoping that he will soon be fully recovered T205/3. 22 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/190 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] informing him that his son, David Montgomery, is ill with the flu and that he is postponing the visit until he is well T111/3. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/191 Letter from Spencer Leeson (Headmaster of Winchester College, Winchester) to Major John Churchill informing him that the boy [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son, David Montgomery] is suffering with the flu and will be laid up for some time and that his wife will inform him when he is well again Signed. Annotated. 09 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/192 Letter from T Reynolds (Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey) [Guardian to General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son, David Montgomery] to the Prime Minister's Private Secretary, asking him to inform WSC that General Sir Bernard Montgomery's [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] son, David will not be able to dine with him on the 15th February as he is suffering with the flu, that he will be unable to travel for some time and that he will inform them when he is well again Signed. 10 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/193 Letter from K E K H (Prime Minister's Personal Private Secretary) to Mr Reynolds thanking him for informing him of David's [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] ill health [see CHAR 20/97B/192] and stating that the headmaster of Winchester College has promised to inform John Churchill when David Montgomery is well enough to travel and that WSC intends to hand over the portrait to David on his visit here Initialled. 12 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/194 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that David Montgomery [General Montgomery's son] is not well enough to visit this weekend and that they will be informed when he is well again Initialled manuscript. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/195 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] informing him that David Montgomery is still unwell and that he hopes that the ceremony will take place next weekend and stating that all his references to the Eighth Army were received with great enthusiasm in the Commons T167/3. 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/196 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that David Montgomery [General Bernard Montgomery's son] is getting better and that he will soon be sent to his guardian's for a couple of days and that they will be informed when he is fit to travel Initialled manuscript. 14 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/197 Letter from Major T Reynolds (Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey) to Kathleen Hill (Prime Minister's Personal Private Secretary) stating: that David Montgomery [General Bernard Montgomery's son] is getting better but that he has been very unwell; that as soon as he is better he proposes to have him stay with him for a while to convalesce; that General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army, who would like him to obtain the portrait and have it varnished and then returned to WSC for the presentation and asking her to inform him whether this complies with WSC's wishes Signed. 15 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/198 Note from Kathleen Hill [Prime Minister's Personal Private Secretary] to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] asking him what she should do about Major Reynolds' letter [see CHAR 20/97B/197] and his reply stating that it seems probable that David Montgomery [General Montgomery's son] will be fit enough to travel to London before the picture can be framed and varnished and that WSC intends to keep the picture until he can hand it over to David Initialled. Reply in manuscript. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/199 Telegram from General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] to WSC thanking him for his recent message about his son David and stating that he hopes that the ceremony will take place next week T175/3. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/200 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Mrs Kathleen Hill [Prime Minister's Personal Private Secretary] suggesting that he take over this correspondence for her Initialled manuscript. 16 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/201 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Major T Reynolds stating that as it seems as though David Montgomery [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] will be fit enough to travel before the picture can be framed and varnished and that WSC proposes to keep it until he can hand it over to David and suggesting that David could travel to London for one night to collect the picture before going to his house to recuperate Initialled. 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/202 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him: that the telephone at David Montgomery's [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] house is out of order and that he has not been able to get a direct report; that his guardian has stated that he does not think that the doctor would approve of David visiting London until he is fully recovered and which will not be for another week Initialled manuscript. 19 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/203 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that he has spoken to David Montgomery's [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] guardian and suggested to him that he would send a telegram to General Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] and proposing the lines on which the message should be Initialled manuscript. 20 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/204 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] informing him that David [his son] is well and will soon be recuperating at home and that he looks forward to him visiting T201/3. 21 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/205 Letter from Major T Reynolds (Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] informing him that David Montgomery [General Bernard Montgomery's son] has been brought home from Winchester school, adding that he hopes WSC is feeling better and enclosing a picture, asking him to get WSC to autograph it when he is well again Signed. 23 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/206 Letter from Major T Reynolds (Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] stating: that he has spoken to Chapman Brothers of 241 Kings Road, Chelsea, who have advised that the picture should remain with WSC until the presentation has been made; that he is pleased to read that WSC is feeling better and that David Montgomery [General Bernard Montgomery's son will not be well enough to travel for at least another fortnight Signed. 25 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/207 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] marked "Personal and Secret" enclosing some notes entitled "Renown Awaits" written in August 1941 which he had said he wanted to see and stating: that [due to his own ill health and that of David Montgomery] that they are tied and that the ceremony will have to take place as soon as possible; that the Boniface [Enigma decypher machine] discloses an interesting prospect, that if [Field Marshal Erwin] Rommel tries in the next few days to chop his spearheads then he may experience an encounter battle on terms which are unexpected by him Initialled. Annotated T229/3. 26 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/208 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to Major T Reynolds informing him that the portrait will be kept with them until it can be handed over to David Montgomery [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] and stating that he will try to have the photograph he sent signed by WSC for the school in time for David's visit and that WSC now seems to be recovered Initialled. 02 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/209 Letter from Major T Reynolds (Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Secretary to the Minister of Defence] informing him that David Montgomery [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] is making good progress and should be ready to travel to London after the 14 March, and thanking him for the photograph Signed. 04 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/210 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] congratulating him on the recent events and informing him that he has received a telegram from Alexander about his future plans and that his son David Montgomery is expected to visit them next weekend and that he will show him the film "Desert Victory" which he declares is "Very Fine" T282/3. 09 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/211 Letter from T Reynolds (Amesbury School, Hindhead, Surrey) to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Secretary to the Minister of Defence] informing him that David Montgomery [General Sir Bernard Montgomery's son] will be at 10 Downing Street at 5.30 pm on Sunday 13 March and asking him if he can inform him when it would be convenient for the boy to be collected on the following morning Signed. Annotated. 11 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/212 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] informing him that David Montgomery 's visit was a great success [his son] and is followed by a message from his son stating that he is fully recovered and asking his father for some Turkish Delight from Cairo (Not registered. Annotated). 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/213 Same as CHAR 20/97B/212. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/214 Message from David Montgomery to his father General Sir Bernard Montgomery [General Officer Commanding the Eighth Army] see CHAR 20/97B/212 Manuscript. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/215 Note from WSC to Lieutenant Commander Junius P Morgan (United States Navy) of condolence at the death of his father [John Pierpont Morgan, Chairman of J P Morgan and Company] Signed. Annotated: "Sent by telephone". 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/216 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that the Foreign Office have asked if he will send a short message of sympathy to Lieutenant Commander Junius P Morgan [United States Army], who is working in this country on Admiral [Harold] Stark's staff, on the death of his father, John Pierpont Morgan and informing him that King George VI was asked by the Foreign Office if he would be represented at the funeral which was suggested due to Mr Morgan's work for this country in the last World War, but the King declined Initialled. 15 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/217 Telegram from Lieutenant Commander Junius P Morgan [United States Army, working under Admiral Harold Stark's staff] thanking him for his message of sympathy Signed manuscript. 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/218 Transcript of CHAR 20/97B/218. 16 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/97B/219-220 Speech to be made by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] on 3 October at Caird Hall, Dundee [Scotland] on post war government policy reminding them of the mistakes that were made after the last war blaming the 1920's slump on the business community wanting to get back to normal and the press who echoed the sentiments of the business world and stating that after this war controls will have to be maintained as goods will be short and the purchasing power will be high, this will have to be controlled through taxes and rationing and industry materials will have to be directed under public control to the places where they are most needed and that the government will have to adopt a programme of full prosperity to create a constructive national purpose. 01 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/221 Extract from the "Parliamentary Debates" official report on the Herbert Morrison's (Home Secretary) speech on the "Post War Control of Industry" Vol 392, No. 106, Columns 706/7 recording Sir H Williams' [Conservative MP for South Croydon, Surrey] question to WSC as to whether the speech given by Herbert Morrison [see CHAR 20/97B/219-220] represented government policy and WSC's reply that he hoped that party controversy in the National Government would be avoided at least until they were nearer to winning the war. 12 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/222-226 Speech to be made by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] to the Fabian Society on the 30 October on the subject of the State and Industry describing the history government policy to industries and then stating how the war has increased the power of these industries and declaring his support of public ownership of some industries stating that they give some assurance of stability in bad times, and that vast concentrations of wealth are a political menace but pronouncing his support for small enterprises such as shopkeepers and adding that there needs to be a change of methods and of hearts to enable British industries to compete with the best. Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/227 Letter from Herbert Morrison (Whitehall, London S W 1) to WSC marked "Personal" enclosing a copy of a speech he delivered to the Fabian Society [see CHAR 20/97B/222-226] highlighting that it was given as a Socialist to a Socialist organisation and not as a member of the government and stating that he feels that it is important to discuss post war issues now, in order to inform the public and to ensure that future governments do not make decisions on key issues without having the valuable guidance of public opinion and informing him that he does not wish to embarrass him by making speeches such as this and that he believes some of the Conservative MP's are being unreasonable and intolerant Initialled. 09 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/97B/228 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for dealing so kindly with the questions put to him about his "naughty" speeches Signed manuscript. Annotated. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/97B/229 Extract from the "Parliamentary Debates" official report on Herbert Morrison's (Home Secretary) speech on the "State Control of Industry" Vol. 393, No.120, Columns 1138/9, recording Major Pethwick's question to WSC as to whether Herbert Morrison's speech to the Fabian Society [see CHAR 20/97B/222-226] reflected the policy of the government and WSC's reply stating that this speech was clearly made as a Socialist to a Socialist organisation and that there was no implication in his speech that he was speaking on behalf of the government, and when replying to the question as to whether he supported these views, WSC stated that he was "a life-long opponent of Socialism" Annotated. 10 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/97B/230 Note marking that the subject is a speech made to the Anglo American Press Association and that it was made by the Home Secretary, Herbert Morrison, on 6 October Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/97B/231-252 Speech made to the American Press Association by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] to increase Anglo American understanding on the subject of the relationship between the European and Pacific Wars stating: that it is Britain's intention to continue the fight with full force until Japan has been defeated; but that while it still lasts, the war with Germany will be Britain's primary concern; that the war in the Pacific is important as it seriously affects two British self governing Dominions, Australia and New Zealand, who have fought so hard defending Britain against Germany; that Britain has made large contributions to equip the Allies in war, noting that when fully mobilised sixty five percent of the nation is engaged in war activities; that although Britain has received weaponry from the United States she has sent vast supplies to her European Allies; that lend lease is not a one way situation and that Britain has borne much of the cost for training and maintaining the United States Army in Britain; that Allied assistance should not be measured in monetary value echoing President Roosevelt's words that the Dollar sign should be taken out of these transactions; that the British Empire does not stand for domination but for cohesion. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/253 Letter from Herbert Morrison (Whitehall, London, S W 1) [Home Secretary] enclosing a copy of his speech made to the Anglo-American Press Association and stating that he thinks he will like it [see CHAR 20/97B/231-252] Signed manuscript. Annotated. 06 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/254 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Pimlott (Home Office) [Principal] asking him to thank Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] for sending WSC a copy of the speech he made to the Anglo- American Press Association [see CHAR 20/97B/231-252] and stating that WSC has not had time to read it yet but will do so as soon as possible Initialled. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/255-256 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC summarising the speech made by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] to the Anglo American Press Association [see CHAR 20/97B/231-252] Initialled. 17 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/97B/257 Note marked "Mr Morrison (speech on Colonial policy) Manuscript. 1943
CHAR 20/97B/258 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] to WSC stating that he has taken note of his attitude towards that Colonies and Colonial policy and that he has a speech coming up shortly and would like to ensure that people are thinking on the right lines and enclosing a speech asking him to comment on it, adding that the Colonial Secretary, Colonel Oliver Stanley has seen it and has no objections Signed. Annotated. 06 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97B/259 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] to WSC thanking him for his minute [see CHAR 20/97B/260] and informing him that he will make the suggested alterations Initialled. 07 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97B/260-261 Minute from WSC to Herbert Morrison (Home Secretary) commenting on his proposed speech on Colonial policy stating: that he could have a more confident tone; that the House of Commons has built up moral standards in the colonies; that the exchange of services and goods is mutually advantageous; that if it were established that the colonies were only maintained for philanthropic purposes then many people would argue that the money would be better spent at home and that for the last eighty years the Colonies have been open to trade with the rest of the world without Britain claiming any preference or imposing any taxation Initialled. Annotated (M17/3). 07 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97B/262 Letter from Herbert Morrison (Home Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Home Secretary] to WSC enclosing a copy of a pamphlet produced by the Labour Party of some of his speeches [see CHAR 20/97B/264] Initialled. Annotated. 22 Jan 1943
CHAR 20/97B/263 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to H A Strutt (Home Office) [Private Secretary] asking him to thank Herbert Morrison on WSC's behalf for sending him a copy of the pamphlet containing some of his speeches [see CHAR 20/97B/264] Initialled. 08 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/97B/264 Pamphlet entitled Spearhead of Humanity containing three of Herbert Morrison's [Home Secretary] speeches: "When Britain Stood Alone"; "Britain the Heart of Achievement"; "The Britain that Beat the Blitz"; "Labour and the Future" and the "Foundations of the Future" Published by the Labour Party, Transport House, Smith Square, London, S W 1, [2, 20, [2]p]. 1943
CHAR 20/97B/265 Letter from Herbert Morrison (Home Office, Whitehall, W S 1, London) [Home Secretary] to WSC enclosing an article by J L Hodson from The Sunday Chronicle of 11 July, stating that it is worth looking at and that he has a point Signed Manuscript. Annotated by WSC: "What is it?". 14 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97B/266 Letter from Godfrey Edward Wildman Lushington (Combined Operations Headquarters, 1A Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Chief of Staff to the Chief of Combined Operations] to WSC marked "Confidential" regarding the illness of the Chief of Combined Operations, Louis Mountbatten, stating that he was medically examined and including an extract from the consultant's report which states that there is no reason why he should not make a complete recovery, and that they have discussed the measures that need to be taken to prevent a recurrence of his chronic fatigue, adding that he will be fit for duty on the 27 April Signed. Annotated. 14 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/267 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him of the movements of the Chief of Combined Operations, Louis Mountbatten Initialled. 26 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/97B/268 Letter from Lord Louis Mountbatten (Combined Operations Headquarters, 1A Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Chief of Combined Operations] to WSC marked "Most Secret" informing him: that he has recently visited his doctor who advises him that he should not return to work for the next fortnight; that he has shown this medical report to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence] and is asking him for his decision whether or not he should go on he trip Signed. Annotated by Ismay that he thought that he would not want him to go on the trip and so has acted accordingly. 03 May 1943
CHAR 20/97B/269 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that WSC has sent a message to Lord Louis Mountbatten (Chief of Combined Operations) that he should try to get well quickly Initialled manuscript. 04 May 1943
CHAR 20/97B/270 Letter from Lord Moyne (Office of the Minister of State, Cairo) [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State Middle East] to WSC informing him that Richard Casey [Minister of State Middle East] has told him of the results of his visit and stating: that he is pleased that a Palestine Committee has been approved; that Ethiopia is another problem as our long term objectives depend upon the establishment of an acceptable government; that he has been asked by the Foreign Office to look into the headings for a new agreement with Ethiopia and suggesting that if the Cabinet Committees are still engaged on this matter by the time his studies are complete, that he be allowed to fly home to discuss his findings with them Signature in typescript. Copy. 28 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/97B/271 Telegram from WSC to Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Deputy Minister of State Middle East] stating that he is welcome to visit Copy (T1196/3). 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/97B/272 Newspaper Article by Field Marshal Lord George Francis Milne entitled "Sicily a Step to Europe" in The Sunday Chronicle stating: that the attack and occupation of Sicily must be followed by a further attack on Italy, which will mean that Germany will have to fight a war on two fronts, in the Soviet Union and in Italy; that the Germans appear to be mounting an final offensive against the Soviet Union and that the Germans are suffering from the damages of earlier battles. 11 Jul 1943