Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript.

Reference code: CHAR 9/56

Part of: CHAR 9
Next record: CHAR 9/57
Previous record: CHAR 9/55

Date: 15 Jan 1918 - 21 Dec 1918

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Speech by WSC (15 January, Conference of Munitions Inspection Department, Institute of Civil Engineers) congratulating the department on its work.

Speech by WSC (27 June, Mansion House, London) entitled "Greece and the War" on the 1st anniversary of Greece's entry into the war, in tribute to the Greek Prime Minister, Eleutherios Venizelos, and on the progress of the war. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2611 - 2613 (part).

Speech notes for WSC's speech and proofs of the speeches (4 July, Anglo-Saxon Fellowship Liberty Day Meeting, Central Hall, Westminster), including WSC's speech, entitled "'The Third Great Title-Deed' of Anglo-American Liberties", celebrating Independence Day and the United States's entry into the war. Also includes: proofs of telegrams between 1st Lord Bryce, Chairman of the Anglo-Saxon Fellowship, and President Woodrow Wilson; speeches by Bryce, Arthur Meighen [former Minister of Interior, Canada], George Putnam, Major-General John Biddle, Commanding United States Forces in Great Britain, and Vice-Admiral William Sims, Commanding United States Naval Forces, European Waters. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2613 - 2626.

Notes for WSC's report [6 July, to the Imperial War Cabinet] on the need to stop transferring munitions workers to the Front, and the need to equip the United States forces.

Speech by WSC (10 October, Board of Management, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) entitled "The War Effort", on local munitions production, safeguards against future war, keeping up the campaign against submarines and supplying the United States forces. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2625 - 2627 (part).

Speech notes and partial typescript for WSC's speech (7 October, War Aims Meeting, St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, [Scotland]), on munitions production and German peace proposals. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2622 - 2623 (part).

An extract from WSC's speech (27 November, Dundee, [Scotland]) on reparations from Germany.

Speech by WSC (21 December, Joint Conference of Employers' and Trade Unions' Advisory Committees, London) entitled "Industrial Demobilisation" on the winding-down of the Ministry of Munitions's war business and the turning of industry from a war to a peace basis. Also includes: a note from Henry Piggott [Private Secretary to WSC] on releasing the speech to the press. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 2653 - 2659.

Speech notes and typescript of a speech by WSC (26 November, Kinnaird Hall, Dundee) on the Navy, Liberalism, reparations and rebuilding the economy.

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