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25 CHAR 1/394/18 Minute from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, on the ration of sugar for the bees at Chartwell [Kent]. 03 May 1943
25 CHAR 1/394/20-21 Minute from Robert Hudson [Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries], and 1st Lord Woolton [Minister of Food, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the provision of a sugar ration for bees. 22 Apr [1943]
25 CHAR 1/394/22 Minute from WSC to the Minister of Agriculture [Robert Hudson] and the Minister of Food [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis] on the discontinuance of the sugar ration to domestic bee keepers, demanding to know the saving in "starving the bees of private owners". [Carbon]. 19 Apr 1943
25 CHAR 1/394/100 Circular letter from Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, asking landowners to complete a form on the 1943 Cropping Forecast. [Printed]. 15 Jun 1942
25 CHAR 1/394/105 Letter from C R Bailey, District Technical Officer, Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee to WSC, with a report on Chartwell [Kent] that the ploughing of part of WSC's park for food production was not a success, recommending that the land should be cultivated in the spring, and then sown to permanent pasture, which could then be leased to a neighbouring farmer for grazing. [Copy]. 04 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 1/394/112 Leaflet issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on Winter Feed. [Printed]. [May] [1941]
25 CHAR 1/394/115-118 Circular letter from Kent War Agricultural Committee to every farmer in Kent, on conversion of grassland to arable for food production, enclosing Ministry of Agriculture leaflet "Making More of Less Grass Land". [Printed]. Annotated and initialled by WSC, asking CSC what could be done about the land at Chartwell. 31 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 2/8/72 Letter from Goldwin Smith to WSC, on the failure of the Canadian harvest, and on opposition to protective tariffs in Canada. 23 Sep 1903
25 CHAR 2/9/14 Letter from John Biggs to WSC, on ficsal reform and the effect on British agriculture. 12 Nov 1903
25 CHAR 2/9/27 Letter from Charles Hill to WSC, on danger to British agriculture from protective tariffs for corn and agricultural produce from the Colonies. 18 Nov 1903
25 CHAR 2/15/45 Letter from Sir Horace Plunkett to WSC, on WSC's forthcoming visit to Dublin, regretting that the Irish Department of Agriculture could not take sides over the fiscal question. 14 Jan 1904
25 CHAR 2/15/68-72 Letter from A.J. Moore (a North-West Canadian Farmer) to WSC, setting out opposition to a preferential tariff on wheat, pointing out that this would be of little benefit to the Canadian farmer, or the English workman. 27 Jan 1904
25 CHAR 2/30/24 Letter from Charles Masterman (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC on land reform and rural depopulation. [Apr 1907]
25 CHAR 2/30/27 Cutting from the Times: criticism of WSC's assertion that methods of tillage in the United Kingdom are antiquated. 06 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/34 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to Edward Marsh on the misreporting by the Times of WSC's remarks on systems of cultivation. 09 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/37 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to Edward Marsh enclosing and commenting on minutes by Board officials on WSC's remarks on systems of cultivation [see CHAR 2/30/40-46]. 11 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/38-40 Telegram from Alfred Jones (Liverpool) to WSC congratulating him on his recent remarks about monopolies and reporting that he (Jones) is about to go to Manchester to meet Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and to discuss policy on the railways and cotton-growing. 10 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/41-42 Minute by "R H R" [a Board of Agriculture and Fisheries official] responding to WSC's reported remarks about Britain's obsolete system of agriculture with a comparison with practice in Denmark. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/30/37. 11 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/43-46 Incomplete minute by [a Board of Agriculture and Fisheries official] on the respective merits of large and small-scale farming. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/30/37. [May 1907]
25 CHAR 2/30/100 Letter from [WSC] to the editor of the Times on Henry Rider Haggard's assertion that rural depopulaton and urban congestion can only be remedied by a multiplication of small holdings and a system of Protection. Draft in the hand of ?. [1907]
25 CHAR 2/33/28-29 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) to WSC on: the commission on afforestation; the chance of WSC getting into the Cabinet as a result of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's illness; the Licensing Bill; the Coal Mines (Eight Hours) Bill; land valuation; the need for parliamentary consideration of the Poor Law and for old age pensions to form part of a general scheme for dealing with poverty. 20 Feb 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/51 Letter from Henry Rider Haggard (Royal Commission on Coast Erosion, 35 Great George Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC accompanying a copy of Rural England [not present] and advocating a scheme of national afforestation to encourage small-holders and thereby combat rural depopulation. 29 May 1908
25 CHAR 2/36/17 Letter from J Nash (10 Downing Street) to Edward Marsh on the nomination of chairmen of royal commissions and the refusal of Herbert Asquith [alter 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to see a deputation about Canadian cattle. 17 Nov 1908
25 CHAR 2/36/45-46 Letter from WSC ([Blenheim]) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] on: 5th Lord Lansdowne's rejection of the suggestion that the House of Lords will reject the Budget Bill; the formulation of legislation on unemployment and infirmity insurance and labour exchanges; the need for some form of state control of the amalgamations of railway companies; the impending large government measures on finance and unemployment; the report of the Afforestation Commission. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 26 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 2/36/50-51 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] agreeing that Harold Tennant should replace Sir Hudson Kearley at the Board of Trade and enclosing the report of the trade unionists who went to Germany to study unemployment insurance and labour exchanges. Advocates following the German example with a large programme of social legislation to underpin existing voluntary agencies; in particular: labour exchanges and unemployed insurance, infirmity insurance, a programme of state afforestation and road-building, the modernisation of the Poor Law, state control of railway amalgamation, compulsory education until the age of seventeen. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 29 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 2/42/66-78 Part of a speech to a committee of the House of Commons on unemployment insurance and government meausures to encourage agriculture. Typescript annotated by WSC. [1910]
25 CHAR 2/45/64 Letter from Edwin Montagu (House of Commons) to WSC endorsing WSC's attack on the inactivity of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries and pointing out that in south- west Norfolk and West Cambridgeshire the Small Holdings Acts were successful and therefore nurtured Liberalism. Argues against the resignation of the Government. An annotated typescript copy of this letter is at CHAR 2/45/65. 14 Mar 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/8-9 Letter from Lucien Wolf (15 Brunswick Square, London) to WSC urging that the Board of Agriculture be revitalised and advocating a scheme of land reform and other measures as the most effective way of countering Tariff Reform. Signed typescript. Annotated that WSC protests against Wolf's attributing to him an idea for a system of bounties. 24 Jun 1910
25 CHAR 2/51/79 Letter from Sir John Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to WSC on a scheme to clear off the unsatisfied demand for small holdings. Annotated that the letter was acknowledged saying WSC will be glad to help. 30 Mar 1911
25 CHAR 2/105/39-40 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Ernle [earlier Rowland Prothero] [President of the Board of Agriculture] asking whether there can be any national advantage to the regulations whereby he [WSC] has to buy hay from a dealer at a price much higher than that he would have to pay if he purchased from local farmers. Typescript copy. 07 Apr 1919
25 CHAR 2/105/41 Letter from Lord Ernle [earlier Rowland Prothero] (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to WSC referring his query about the regulation of the hay market to the Chief Administrative Member of the Forage Committee. 07 Apr 1919
25 CHAR 2/106/32-33 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC expressing the hope that Commodore Francis Mitchell's report will be out before the Dardanelles Commission papers are laid before the House of Commons and that it will be seen "that a definite limitation of our commitments in the West would have ensured complete success at Gallipoli". Mentions his objections to the use of quotations from his letters to Lord Kitchener, Sir George Arthur's untenable assertions that Egypt was denuded of troops, and Sir John Maxwell's reaction when he found Arthur talking to Hamilton's secretary. Mentions his use of horses for the ploughing of a difficult field [on the Lullenden estate]. 23 Aug 1919
25 CHAR 2/106/104 Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC noting that the first of the articles on the Dardanelles by Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] is not hostile to WSC, referring to the valuation of the stock on the farm [at Lullenden] and arguing that Sir George Arthur's portrayal of WSC as an overwhelmingly persuasive and powerful figure during the Dardanelles campaign will do WSC good rather than harm. 15 Oct 1919
25 CHAR 2/118/23 Letter from Professor Robert Wallace (the University, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing an article on the importation of Canadian cattle [see CHAR 2/118/24]. 02 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 2/118/24 Article on Professor Robert Wallace's criticism of the conclusions of the Royal Commission on the importation of store cattle with regard to the importation of Canadian cattle. Sent with CHAR 2/118/23. 07 Nov 1921
25 CHAR 2/121/107-108 Letter from [WSC] to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen [Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries] on the removal of the embargo on the import of Canadian cattle. Carbon typescript copy. 21 Mar 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/36-37 Letter from Kenneth Lyon [private secretary to the Secretary of State for War] (War Office) to Edward Marsh returning CHAR 2/122/38 and commenting on the possibility of the War Office releasing Deptford cattle market [London]. 12 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/38 Letter from A E Southernwood (142 Waller Road, New Cross, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/122/39 and CHAR 2/122/40 and hoping that WSC will get the War Office to keep its promise to release Deptford cattle market [London]. 31 Mar 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/65 Letter from Edward Marsh to A E Southernwood reporting that WSC understands that the War Office do not believe that [the re-opening of Deptford cattle market] is yet a practical commercial proposition. Carbon typescript copy. 19 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/143-144 Letter from WSC to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: the danger of the Coalition breaking up when unity is essential to meet the challenge of the Labour Party; the inclination of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and [David Lloyd George] to have a general election in October; the evidence from Scotland that the longer the election was postponed the worse it would be for the Coalition; WSC's reluctant agreement to an October election; the forthcoming meeting at Chequers to plan the campaign, dealing with foreign policy, unemployment, agriculture, Ireland, the Government's tackling of post-war reconstruction and the damage done by strikes and the withdrawal of eight labour members from the Government. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh. 12 Sep 1922
25 CHAR 2/136/97-98 Letter from [WSC] to Edward Wood [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax] (Ministry of Agriculture) passing on Information from John Leaning and Sons [chartered surveyors] about Italian factories, one of which 3rd Lord Leicester is trying to introduce into Norfolk, which will have important consequences for British agriculture. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Dec 1924
25 CHAR 2/150/4 "Journal of the Farmers' Club": "Modern Swine Husbandry" by Lord Bledisloe, and reports of the annual meeting and annual dinner. Dec 1926
25 CHAR 2/166/31 Circular letter from Pembroke Wicks (Conservative and Unionist Central Office) giving an addition to the questionnaire relating to the National Farmers' Union. 15 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/166/35 Suggested reply for Conservative candidates to a question on the provision of unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. 1929
25 CHAR 2/166/57 Suggested replies for Conservative candidates to questions on the tied cottage system and the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act for farm workers. 1929
25 CHAR 2/166/63-64 Suggested replies for Conservative candidates to questions on agricultural policy. 1929
25 CHAR 2/167/43-44 Minute from [Donald Fergusson] to [WSC] enclosing and summarising CHAR 2/167/45-47 and listing the objections to a scheme of unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. 09 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/167/45-47 Letter from Reginald Franklin (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) to Donald Fergusson on the possible extent of unemployment among agricultural workers and the policy of the Labour Party on unemployment insurance in agriculture. 08 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/167/48 Minute from WSC asking for information on the extent of unemployment among agricultural workers, the policy of the Labour Party on unemployment insurance in agriculture and the difficulties of a separate scheme. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/167/49. 03 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/167/50-51 Minute by WSC asking for information about the feasibility of a separate scheme of unemployment insurance for agricultural workers, with reply by James Grigg. 02 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/167/53-54 Memorandum on unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. Sent with CHAR 2/167/52. [1929]
25 CHAR 2/167/55-61 Cabinet memorandum by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries [Walter Guinness, later Lord Moyne] on unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. Sent with CHAR 2/167/52. 29 Oct 1926
25 CHAR 2/168/27-28 Letter from Lord Bledisloe (52 Sloane Street, [London]) to WSC asking him to stress the important role played by Bristol University in agricultural education in his speech at his installation as chancellor. Summary of this letter at CHAR 2/168/29. 20 Nov 1929
25 CHAR 2/173/55 Extract from a speech at Pretoria [South Africa] by Sir Robert Greig on the importance of agriculture. [1930]
25 CHAR 2/173/56 Reprint from the "Farmer and stockbreeder and agricultural gazette": article by G Holt-Thomas "explaining to the electors in urban districts that a tax on food imports would not result in dearer living.". [1930]
25 CHAR 2/176/2 Paragraph one of the terms of reference of the Conservative Agricultural Research Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/176/1. [1930]
25 CHAR 2/176/3 List of members of the Conservative Agricultural Research Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/176/1. [1930]
25 CHAR 2/176/4-5 Letter from Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne) (3 Chester Gate, Regent's Park,[London]) to Neville Chamberlain describing the work of the Conservative Agricultural Research Committee and enclosing CHAR 2/176/6-46. Copy sent with CHAR 2/176/1. 17 Apr 1930
25 CHAR 2/176/6-11 Headings for a speech on agricultural policy produced by the Conservative Agricultural Research Committee. Copy sent with CHAR 2/176/1. [Apr] [1930]
25 CHAR 2/176/12-18 "Argument" on agricultural policy produced by the Conservative Agricultural Research Committee. Copy sent with CHAR 2/176/1. [Apr] [1930]
25 CHAR 2/176/19-46 Notes on agricultural policy produced by the Conservative Agricultural Research Committee. Interleaved with agricultural publications. Copy sent with CHAR 2/176/1. [Apr] [1930]
25 CHAR 2/176/138-145 Memorandum by the agricultural committee of the Conservative Research Department on the use of a system of quotas to grant Imperial Preference to wheat without recourse to an import duty. 28 Jul 1930
25 CHAR 2/178/23-27 Memorandum advocating innovation and the application of scientific knowledge to agriculture and industry. 16 Aug 1931
25 CHAR 2/178/28 Letter from the private secretary of Sir Henry Strakosch (Princes House, 95 Gresham Street, London) to Violet Pearman returning CHAR 2/178/29-36. 10 Sep 1931
25 CHAR 2/205/8-9 Letter from J W Whittome (Eastmoor House, Doddington, March, Cambridgeshire) to Walter Elliot, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, asserting that the Government's agricultural and trade policies have impoverished farmers and unfairly enriched tradesmen. Copy sent with CHAR 2/205/7. 14 Jun 1934
25 CHAR 2/205/11-12 Letter from Arthur Hazlerigg [Noseley Hall, Leicester] to John Shakespear (17 Wellington Street, Leicester) on arrangements for a meeting in Leicester on the fat stock situation. Copy sent with CHAR 2/205/7. [Jun] [1934]
25 CHAR 2/205/13 Agrictultural Party bulletin. Sent with CHAR 2/205/7. Jun 1934
25 CHAR 2/236/50-53 Memorandum by K Pipe, [Agricultural Correspondent for the Daily Express] sent to A Whelan [Private Secretary to 1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken, owner of the Daily Express] on the letter from J Whittome [passed on by WSC] concerning the state of agriculture. Pipe agrees with much of what Whittome says, but adds that in many instances he speaks from an entirely local viewpoint, as in his figures for bankruptcy among farmers and the costs of beef production. Pipe comments on the opposition to marketing boards, particularly for potatoes and milk, and on the results of mechanisation. Unsigned. Covering letter CHAR 2/236/49. 14 Jun 1935
25 CHAR 2/236/54-57 Copy of a letter from J Whittome (Eastmoor, Doddington, Cambridgeshire) to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, thanking her for her stand for the preservation of the agricultural industry, and pointing out the terrible results of the current agricultural policy. He mentions the costs of beef production, which ruins the cattle industry, the chaos and injustice arising from the Potato and Milk Boards, the unemployment caused by mechanisation, and the unfairness of food prices. Covering letters CHAR 2/236/33 and 49. 30 May 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/106-108 Letter from [?] S C Thomas (Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch [London]) to WSC, regretting that they won't have time to meet, and describing his interview with the Secretary of State for the Colonies [Malcolm MacDonald] about the sugar industry in Barbados, and the plan to introduce worldwide sugar quotas. 09 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/114-123 Memorandum on Increases in Agricultural Production in Great Britain, 1931-35. [Oct] [1935]
25 CHAR 2/245/124-128 Press notice of speech by Walter Elliot, Secretary of State for Agriculture and Fisheries, at a National Government meeting at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. 02 Nov [1935]
25 CHAR 2/254/71-73 Circular letter from W Hill Forster, Secretary, Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture, inviting WSC to become a member, enclosing copy of "Journal". 19 May 1936
25 CHAR 2/255/2 Letter from W Hill Forster, Central and Associated Chambers of Agriculture, to WSC, asking him to speak at meeting on "Food Production in relation both to Defence and National Health". 28 May 1936
25 CHAR 2/259/59-62 Letter from Reginald Franklin, PS to Walter Elliot, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, on the Pigs and Bacon Marketing schemes and their effect on the price of bacon, enclosing cutting from "The Times". 14 Oct 1936
25 CHAR 2/259/90 Letter from Reginald Franklin, Ministry of Agriculture, and Fisheries, to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, giving figures for the consumption of bacon in the UK in 1935. 22 Oct 1936
25 CHAR 2/262/52 Pamphlet - Agriculture - The Home Market and National Security - Views of The National Farmers' Union on current agricultural problems, (Second Edition) Published by the National Farmers' Union (N.F.U. No. 51). Oct 1936
25 CHAR 2/287 Public and Political: General: Ross and Cromarty By-election: Randolph Churchill's candidature. 10 Jan 1936 - 07 Apr 1936
25 CHAR 2/371A-B Public and Political: General: Defence. 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
25 CHAR 2/374 Public and Political: General: Germany: Military and Economic Intelligence. 22 Feb 1939 - 15 Jun 1939
25 CHAR 2/422 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, R-S. Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
25 CHAR 2/554 Public and Political: General: General Election: Manifestos. Jun 1945
25 CHAR 7/14 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence R-S. Jan 1934 - Dec 1934
25 CHAR 7/27 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence E. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/40 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence P. Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
25 CHAR 7/53 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A-B. 02 Jan 1939 - 25 Jul 1939
25 CHAR 7/65 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ca. 10 Oct 1939 - 02 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/75A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Go-Gu. 10 Oct 1940 - 23 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/78A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ho-Hu. 02 May 1939 - 30 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/86 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence N. 14 Feb 1940 - 20 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/94 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sk-So. 01 Aug 1940 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/106A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex] Election: correspondence. 02 Mar 1929 - 29 May 1929
25 CHAR 8/279A-B Literary: Articles. 1930
25 CHAR 9/3 Speeches: House of Commons. 30 Jul 1901
25 CHAR 9/54 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript. 20 Mar 1917 - [Jun] 1917
25 CHAR 9/64 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript. 12 Feb 1921 - 24 Sep 1921
25 CHAR 9/78 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 14 Jul 1926 - 26 Nov 1926
25 CHAR 9/81 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 11 May 1927 - 12 Sep 1927
25 CHAR 9/86 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, press cuttings and source material. 23 Jun 1928 - 28 Nov 1928
25 CHAR 9/91A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings. 19 Feb 1930 - 25 Dec 1930
25 CHAR 9/111 Speeches: speech notes and source material. 01 Nov 1934 - 04 Dec 1934
25 CHAR 9/121 Speeches: speech notes and source material. 24 Sep 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 9/130A-D Speeches: House of Commons and others: speech notes and source material [all dates below are 1938]. 1938 - 1939
25 CHAR 9/172 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 23 May 1940 - 19 Jun 1940
25 CHAR 9/180A-B Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 30 Sep 1941 - 11 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 9/193A-C Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 01 Feb 1943 - 31 Mar 1943
25 CHAR 9/193A/85-116 Draft copy of speech notes for WSC's broadcast on post war plans including: his illness; India; the difficulty of forecasting post war expenditure; anticipation of victory against Germany and Japan; the need for a 4 year plan; the Beveridge report; WSC's conviction of the need for social reform; agriculture; public health; education; unemployment. Extracts from the draft [unused] notes include criticism of Gandhi's fast and of the Beveridge report. Carbon typescript with annotations by Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] noting suggestions from Lord Cherwell [earlier Frederick Lindemann]. 21 Mar 1943
25 CHAR 9/207A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 15 Mar 1945 - 13 May 1945
25 CHAR 10/16 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Oct 1906 - 30 Oct 1906
25 CHAR 10/18 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906
25 CHAR 10/40 Official: Colonial Office: supplementary estimates for St Helena, and notes and papers on the New Zealand Hemp Industry at St Helena. 1907
25 CHAR 10/47 Official: Colonial Office: notes and printed papers. c 1907
25 CHAR 10/48 Official: Colonial Office: Cyprus: prints, papers and correspondence. 1906 - 1908
25 CHAR 10/51 Official: Colonial Office: Nigeria: notes and papers. 1907 - 1908
25 CHAR 13/6B/339 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on hardship inflicted on fishermen by illegal trawling, and the use of assigning ships to help the police against the trawlers. [Carbon]. 25 Aug [1913]
25 CHAR 13/58/5-6 Memorandum by the Director of the Trade Division, Admiralty, on supplies of wheat and meat, with covering note by WSC, circulating it to the Cabinet "While not accepting all of the propositions advanced...I consider that it deserves careful study" [printed]. 25 Jan 1915
25 CHAR 16/42A-B Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials. 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
25 CHAR 18/8 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 08 Jan 1925 - 26 Jun 1925
25 CHAR 18/19 Official: Treasury: correspondence on state pensions. 12 Dec 1924 - 20 May 1925
25 CHAR 18/27 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 11 Jan 1926 - 16 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 18/42 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 12 May 1927 - 27 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 18/46A-B Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 03 Jul 1927 - 31 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 18/61 Official: Treasury: minutes to WSC on estate duty relief on agricultural land. 17 Mar 1927 - 29 Mar 1927
25 CHAR 18/66 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the liquid fuel tax. 06 Dec 1927 - 23 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 18/70 Official: Treasury: various memoranda on trade and finance. 17 Jun 1927 - 23 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 18/73 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] to government ministers, senior civil servants, MPs and Lords (carbon copies). 04 Jan 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
25 CHAR 18/76 Official: Treasury: letters of congratulation on the budget. 24 Apr 1928 - 17 May 1928
25 CHAR 18/85 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 31 Dec 1927 - 24 Jan 1928
25 CHAR 18/87 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 26 Feb 1928 - 19 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/94 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on liquid fuel tax proposals. 02 Jan 1928 - 31 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/107 Official: Treasury: copy of Board of Trade statistical abstract for the United Kingdom for each of the fifteen years from 1913 to 1927. Jan 1929
25 CHAR 20/4A/45-48 Letter from Sir Arthur Lee, Director-General of Food Production to the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] on means of boosting food production. [Copy]. 15 Feb 1917
25 CHAR 20/4A/49-50 Letter from Sir Arthur Lee [Director-General of Food Production] to Rowland Prothero [later 1st Lord Ernle], President of the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, asking for increased independence for his own department. [Copy]. 11 Jun 1918
25 CHAR 20/4A/51 Letter from J T Davies to all departments concerned explaining the extent of Sir Arthur Lee [Director-General of Food Production]'s authority. [Copy]. 01 Jul 1918
25 CHAR 20/12/99-102 Letter from Sir Henry Fairfax-Lucy to WSC criticising the economic situation ("percentage increases for the cost of living") and agricultural policy (ploughing up of grazing land resulting in slaughter of Dairy cattle); encloses copy of letter to Captain Harry Crookshank MP [Financial Secretary to Treasury] and a newspaper article from the Warwick Advertiser. 28 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/12/107-110 Letter from [David] Roseway [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for War] to [Cecil] Syers [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] suggesting [1st] Lord Perry [Director of Ford Motor Company] for the Ministry of Supply or the Food Defence (Plans) Department as during World War I he was Director of Food Production Department, of the Agricultural Machinery Department (Ministry of Munitions), and of Traction (Ministry of Munitions); encloses copy of letter to Perry promising to alert suitable branches of the War Office; with [carbon of] Syers' reply. 18 Sep 1939
25 CHAR 20/21A/39-40 Letter from WSC to Major Albert Braithwaite, thanking him for suggestions on improvements in the agricultural sphere, particularly relating to shortages of labour and building supplies. 28 Jan 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/123-124 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Addison on the separate responsibilities of the Development Committee and the Agricultural Research Council; the former confined to recommendations to the Treasury of how funds should be distributed. 12 Sep 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/156-158 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Addison [Development Commission] enquiring about the outcome of conversations with the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir Kingsley Wood] and the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries [Robert Hudson] about their division of responsibility. 03 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/35/25-27 Letter from Colonel Sir Henry Fairfax-Lucy (Maxton, St Boswells [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [John] Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary, (10 Downing Street) on agricultural labour shortages, blaming problems on the Ministry of Labour. Signed typescript followed by carbon of acknowledgement. 28 Jan 1941 - 01 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/35/28-30 Correspondence between [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries, John] Colville and "J H P" [John Peck] and H Meadows (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries) on allegations from [Colonel] Sir Henry Fairfax-Lucy about agricultural labour shortages. Carbon copies and signed typescript. 01 Feb 1941 - 27 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/35/31 Letter from "J R C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Colonel Sir Henry Fairfax-Lucy responding to allegations about agricultural labour shortages. Carbon copy. 28 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1941. 01 May 1941 - 31 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/43/100-104 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on Cabinet opinion that the Wheat Conference cannot be settled as agreement would imply Anglo-United States interference in European Agricultural policy. [See CHAR 20/44/17-19 for Roosevelt's reply]. 08 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/44/17-19 Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC on distribution of wheat on international basis, with implications for post-war Europe. [First page of telegram at folio 19; see also CHAR 20/43/100-104 ]. 18 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/44/75 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] advising that discussions on Wheat Agreement are progressing. 27 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/54C/239 Letter from WSC to Sir John Sutherland thanking him for his service to the Forestry Commission, on his resignation. 25 Nov 1942
25 CHAR 20/54C/257-259 Letter from WSC to Sir William Jowitt [Paymaster-General] advising discretion on reconstruction plans, for example on agriculture, which may have international implications. 02 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/194A/11 Letter from WSC to the 10th Duke of Beaufort [earlier the Marquess of Worcester] thanking him for his letter about the two types of proposed agricultural cottages which he has asked the Minister of Works to examine, and stating that he enjoyed his visit to Badminton [Gloucestershire] [carbon]. 10 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/221/21 Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery [Commander 21st Army Group] to WSC marked "Top Secret" and "Personal" commenting on conditions in occupied Germany: the agricultural position, the general food situation, coal production, and discharging prisoners of war. 11 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/258A/20 Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on attending the Food Policy Committee and discussions on the cheese ration and live-stock policy. [Copy; given running number 256]. 15 Mar 1941
25 CHAR 20/258A/24-27 Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on the import shortage, livestock reductions, the move towards the basal diet, non-food imports, and the value of animal proteins. [Copy; given running number 253a]. 12 Mar 1941
25 CHAR 20/258A/76 Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC attaching a draft minute to the Minister of Agriculture [Robert Hudson] on the possibility of a quantity of Northern Ireland potatoes being destroyed. [Copy; given running number 223(B)]. 03 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/258A/82 Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC referring to a memorandum by Minister of Agriculture [Robert Hudson] on destroying Northern Ireland potatoes because of the decline in the pig population. [Copy; given running number 221A]. 30 Jan 1941
25 CHAR 20/258C/303-318 Series of minutes from [1st] Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on: 1. an improvement in the maximum bomb load; 2. mustard gas bombs; 3. decisions to be taken about munitions and aircraft production, army size, supplying the Soviet Union, and possible theatres of operation, with WSC's reply (13 September); 4. attaching a draft to the First Lord of the Admiralty [A V Alexander, later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough] and Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] on using aircraft fitted with "long range A.S.V." [radar] in the detection of surface ships in the Mediterranean; 5. manufacturing "Puff Balls" [Jefferis bombs] at the expense of "Sticky" bombs, attaching a draft minute to the Minister of Supply [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken]; 6. available supplies to the Soviet Union of raw materials and petroleum; 7. an agreement with the United States over wheat prices; 8. labour for the coal industry, referring to "W.P. 41 9(?)S L.P."; 9. a "new return" proposed by "C.A.S." [Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sir Charles Portal]; 10. available shipping; 11. wheat prices; 12. protests over a "comb out" of skilled labour, attaching a draft reply to [1st] Lord Riverdale [earlier Sir Arthur Balfour]; 13. bomber output; 14. delays in shipping materials to Russia, attaching a draft to Paymaster-General [1st] Lord Hankey; 15. discussions with the United States on post-war world trade issues. [annotated copies; given running numbers 406, 407, 407a, 408a, 408, 410, 411, 411A, 412, 413, 414, 414a, 415, 416, 417, and 417a]. 10 Sep 1941 - 26 Sep 1941
25 CHAR 21/2 Official: Cabinet: Prints. 01 Feb 1908 - 30 Nov 1908
25 CHAR 21/6A-B Official: Cabinet: Irish Land Bill. 1903 - 1909
25 CHAR 21/14 Official: Cabinet: notes. Feb 1909 - Apr 1909
25 CHAR 21/35 Official: Cabinet: printed papers. 1911
25 CHAR 21/39 Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I. Jun 1916
25 CHAR 22/20 Official: Cabinet: papers 479 - 499. 05 Jul 1923 - 19 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 22/21 Official: Cabinet: papers 500 - 519. 24 Aug 1920 - 06 Jan 1925
25 CHAR 22/22 Official: Cabinet: papers 520 - 555. 20 Oct 1923 - 30 Dec 1924
25 CHAR 22/28 Official: Cabinet: papers 1 - 39. 27 Jul 1923 - 29 Jan 1925
25 CHAR 22/30 Official: Cabinet: papers 70 - 100. 20 Jan 1925 - 07 Mar 1925
25 CHAR 22/31 Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 139. 10 Jan 1923 - 05 Mar 1925
25 CHAR 22/36 Official: Cabinet: papers 220 - 240. 07 Nov 1923 - 18 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/37 Official: Cabinet: papers 241 - 270. 08 Apr 1925 - 27 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/38 Official: Cabinet: papers 271 - 300. 06 May 1925 - 25 Jun 1925
25 CHAR 22/39 Official: Cabinet: papers 301 - 329. 20 Jun 1925 - 11 Jul 1925
25 CHAR 22/40 Official: Cabinet: papers 330 - 349. 24 Jun 1925 - 15 Jul 1925
25 CHAR 22/41 Official: Cabinet: papers 350 - 380. 04 Jun 1925 - 03 Aug 1925
25 CHAR 22/42 Official: Cabinet: papers 381 - 400. 29 Jul 1925 - 12 Aug 1925
25 CHAR 22/45 Official: Cabinet: papers 460 - 484. 29 Jul 1925 - 19 Nov 1925
25 CHAR 22/71 Official: Cabinet: Unemployment Committee: papers 724 - 737. 09 Jan 1925 - 27 Apr 1925
25 CHAR 22/72 Official: Cabinet: Unemployment Committee: papers 741 - 754. 15 Apr 1925 - 25 Jun 1925
25 CHAR 22/73 Official: Cabinet: Unemployment Committee: papers 755 - 766. 23 Jun 1925 - 16 Dec 1925
25 CHAR 22/86 Official: Cabinet: papers 20 - 40. 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926
25 CHAR 22/87 Official: Cabinet: papers 41 - 60. 22 Jan 1925 - 22 Feb 1926
25 CHAR 22/92 Official: Cabinet: papers 140 - 154. 28 Jan 1926 - 17 Apr 1926
25 CHAR 22/95 Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 234. 28 Jan 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
25 CHAR 22/98 Official: Cabinet: papers 280 - 300. 01 Jul 1926 - 30 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 22/99 Official: Cabinet: papers 301 - 314. 02 Feb 1926 - 13 Aug 1926
25 CHAR 22/152 Official: Cabinet: papers 1 to 20. Jan 1927
25 CHAR 22/159 Official: Cabinet: papers 141 to 170. Apr 1927 - May 1927
25 CHAR 22/165 Official: Cabinet: papers 302 to 316. Nov 1927 - Dec 1927
25 CHAR 22/199 Official: Cabinet: papers 171 - 186. 23 May 1928 - 18 Jun 1928
25 CHAR 22/201 Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 220. 23 Jun 1928 - 09 Jul 1928
25 CHAR 22/202 Official: Cabinet: papers 221 - 234. 10 Jul 1928 - 16 Jul 1928
25 CHAR 22/232 Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 115. 27 Mar 1929 - 16 Apr 1929
25 CHAR 22/234 Official: Cabinet: papers 141 - 150. 07 May 1929 - 24 May 1929
25 CHAR 22/240 Official: Cabinet: Emergency Business Committee: papers 1 to 20 plus index. 27 Apr 1929 - 10 May 1929
25 CHAR 22/241 Official: Cabinet: Emergency Business Committee: papers 21 - 40. 10 May 1929 - 13 May 1929
25 CHAR 23/10 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 18 Dec 1941 - 30 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 23/14 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 29 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945
25 CHUR 1/32A-B Personal: Chartwell [Kent] correspondence. Aug 1945 - Nov 1951
25 CHUR 1/37 Personal: Chartwell [Kent] correspondence. Apr 1953 - Nov 1959
25 CHUR 2/1A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-G. Jul 1945 - Dec 1945
25 CHUR 2/2 Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence H-Z. Jul 1945 - Dec 1945
25 CHUR 2/5A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C (almost all material dates from 1946). Jun 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/6 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D-L. Nov 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/8A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-Z. Dec 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/9 Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party Conference at Blackpool [Lancashire], October 1946 (mainly letters of congratulation from the general public following WSC's speech). May 1946 - Nov 1946
25 CHUR 2/37 Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on matters concerning agriculture, including the Agriculture Bill and agricultural policy. Nov 1946 - Mar 1950
25 CHUR 2/67A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C. Jun 1947 - Dec 1949
25 CHUR 2/68A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D-H. May 1946 - Dec 1948
25 CHUR 2/69A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence I-O. Dec 1947 - Jan 1949
25 CHUR 2/73 Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party Conference at Llandudno [Carnarvonshire, Wales], October 1948. Jan 1948 - Jun 1949
25 CHUR 2/82A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence E-G. Jun 1948 - Dec 1949
25 CHUR 2/88 Public and Political: General: Political: statement of Conservative Party policy: correspondence, proofs, and pamphlets. May 1949 - Jul 1949
25 CHUR 2/89 Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party manifesto [for the 1950 election]: correspondence, proofs and drafts. Dec 1949 - Jan 1950
25 CHUR 2/96A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence E-F (almost all material dates from 1950). Nov 1946 - Dec 1950
25 CHUR 2/103 Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party Conference at Blackpool [Lancashire], October 1950. Aug 1950 - Nov 1950
25 CHUR 2/123 Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party literature for the 1951 election. 1951
25 CHUR 2/124 Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party answers to election questionnaires. 1951
25 CHUR 2/128A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D - G. 29 Sep 1951 - 19 Oct 1957
25 CHUR 2/148 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence D - E. 04 Jan 1946 - 17 Dec 1948
25 CHUR 2/163A-B Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence H - N. 26 Mar 1946 - 04 Jan 1950
25 CHUR 2/180 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Ba - Bl. 09 Mar 1949 - 26 Jul 1960
25 CHUR 2/505A-B Public and Political: General: Various: General Public correspondence. Jan 1956 - Jan 1957
25 CHUR 2/551 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, Early Closing Association - Engineers. Jan 1956 - Nov 1964
25 CHUR 3/33 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H-Z. Jan 1946 - Feb 1947
25 CHUR 3/34A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Nov 1946 - May 1947
25 CHUR 3/53 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-L. May 1949 - Dec 1949
25 CHUR 3/82A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S - T. 28 Jul 1947 - 21 Dec 1953
25 CHUR 3/85 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, C - F. 03 Mar 1953 - 29 Dec 1954
25 CHUR 3/94 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I - L. 22 Nov 1949 - 30 Nov 1956
25 CHUR 5/6A-C Speech notes: House of Commons. 26 May 1942 - 25 Jun 1946
25 CHUR 5/9A-E Speeches: Speech notes. 04 Oct 1946 - 28 Oct 1946
25 CHUR 5/14A-F Speeches: speech notes. 10 Sept 1947 - 28 Oct 1947
25 CHUR 5/18A-D Speeches: speech notes. 07 May 1948 - 28 May 1948
25 CHUR 5/19A-C Speeches: speech notes. 12 Jun 1948 - 28 Jun 1948
25 CHUR 5/20A-D Speeches: speech notes. 10 Jul 1948 - 30 Jul 1948
25 CHUR 5/26A-D Speeches: speech notes. 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949
25 CHUR 5/27A-E Speeches: speech notes. 28 Sep 1949 - 27 Oct 1949
25 CHUR 5/33A-C Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 27 Feb 1950 - 28 Mar 1950
25 CHUR 5/44A-B Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 14 Oct 1951 - 23 Oct 1951
25 CHUR 5/50A-B Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and Hansard. 17 Jan 1953 - 25 Mar 1953
25 CHUR 5/51A-C Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 10 Dec 1948 - 10 Oct 1953
25 CHUR 5/52A-C Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and Hansard. 03 Nov 1953 - 17 Dec 1953
25 CHUR 5/52A/1-44 Debate on the Address 03 Nov 1953

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