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25 CHAR 1/188/16 Letter from Air Marshal Sir John Salmond to WSC sending card for his brother-in-law, Matthew Smith's exhibition of paintings, also commenting on the "infantile paralysis" affecting his Home Defence Force. 24 Mar 1926
25 CHAR 1/394/11 Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, confirming that although construction of Anderson Shelters had ceased, there were a few available, at 10 pounds for a six seater, and 15 pounds for one accommodating up to 10 people [annotated by WSC, asking her to buy a large shelter for Chartwell, Kent]. 30 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/13 Note from Mary Shearburn [Secretary to WSC, later Mary Thompson] to WSC, on air raid precautions at Chartwell [Kent], noting that there were adequate shelters for the staff and the cottages, that for anyone sleeping in the "big house" there was a cellar which would make a splendid shelter, leading out of the day nursery, and that if an Anderson Shelter were required for CSC when staying in the new cottage, a good place for it would be opposite the door to the muniment room. 28 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/74 Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Brigadier Charles Hertzberg, Chief Engineer, 7th Corps, on camouflage at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon]. 26 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/75 Letter from Brigadier Charles Hertzberg, Chief Engineer, 7th Corps, to Maryott Whyte, on camouflage at Chartwell [Kent], confirming that work on alteration of the ponds had been completed and that they had been made useless for the guidance of aircraft by night [annotated by WSC]. 20 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/76 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], news that WSC had been invited to lunch with the Canadian Division at Leatherhead [Surrey], also that the Canadian Engineers had been camouflaging the swimming pool and draining the lakes at Chartwell [Kent]. [Carbon]. 14 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/78 Note by Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC], reporting a conversation between Maryott Whyte and the Chief Engineer, 7th Corps, on camouflage at Chartwell [Kent], particularly attempts to camouflage the middle pool, which was taking much time and labour, confirming that they would obtain WSC's permission before draining it. [Dec] 1940
25 CHAR 1/394/94-95 Letter from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Maryott Whyte, on an estimate from Hammond and Hussey Limited, for a long ladder for use at Chartwell [Kent] in case of incendiary bombs. 12 Mar 1941
25 CHAR 1/394/206 Letter from [Grace Hamblin, Private Secretary to CSC] to Kent War Agricultural Executive Committee, asking if it would be possible to use German prisoners-of-war to remove barbed wire from the Chartwell estate [Kent]. [Carbon]. 29 May 1945
25 CHAR 1/394/207 Note from Grace Hamblin [Private Secretary to CSC] to CSC, on the possibility of using German prisoners-of-war to clear barbed wire from the Chartwell estate [Kent], also on the possibility of employing a second gardener, and on the removal of two copper beech trees from in front of the house. 28 May 1945
25 CHAR 2/228/1 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey, Grand Hotel, Bagnoles de l'Orne, France, to WSC, praising his speech on the Air Force, and commenting on Germany, and the international situation. 16 Jul 1934
25 CHAR 2/228/2-3 House of Commons Amendment to the Address representing that the strength of British Air defences was "no longer adequate to secure the peace, safety and freedom of Your Majesty's faithful subjects" signed by WSC, Sir Robert Horne, Leo Amery, Frederick Guest, Lord Winterton and Robert Boothby [typescript copy, with handwritten annotations]. [Nov] [1934]
25 CHAR 2/236/25-26 Letter from WSC to Edward Fitzroy [Speaker of the House of Commons], explaining that he wants to have a debate in Parliament on the work of the Committee of Imperial Defence's sub-committee on defence against attack from the air, to emphasize the importance of the subject. Unsigned copy. 04 Jun 1935
25 CHAR 2/243 Public and Political: General: Defence. 01 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1935
25 CHAR 2/243/20 Letter from Desmond Morton (Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1) to WSC, on Major General Henry Rowan-Robinson's book "Efficiency and Economy through a Ministry of Defence". Describing it as an able and compelling statement, and a valuable contribution to the subject, particularly the proposal for a single Ministry of Defence. 13 Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/243/28 Letter from Lord Winterton (Eccleston Square, London SW1) to WSC, on the possibility of an Adjournment Debate on air policy. Stating that the Speaker [Captain Edward Fitzroy] had advised against, as the Government would be compelled to give a whole day debate after the Easter Recess. 12 Apr 1935
25 CHAR 2/244 Public and Political: Defence. 01 Jul 1935 - 17 Dec 1935
25 CHAR 2/252/35 Letter from Desmond Morton, Crockham Hill, Kent to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence, and criticising Baldwin's choice, Sir Thomas Inskip (later Lord Caldecote). 14 Mar 1936
25 CHAR 2/252/36 Telegram from Charles Taylor MP to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had not been appointed Minister of Defence. 14 Mar 1936
25 CHAR 2/252/39 Letter from Lord Lloyd, Portman Square, London W1 to WSC, criticising the appointment of Sir Thomas Inskip (later Lord Caldecote) as Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence. Commenting that Stanley Baldwin wanted someone who would give him no trouble or press any difficult questions or demands. 16 Mar 1933
25 CHAR 2/252/48 Letter from Paul Maze, Chinatown St., London SW1 to WSC, offering sympathy on him not being appointed Minister of Defence. Commenting that the public were beginning to realise that WSC was right. "Hitler will come to heel if he knows that all countries are against him". [Mar] 1936
25 CHAR 2/252/53-54 Letter from the PS to Oliver Locker Lampson to Violet Pearman, PS to WSC, enclosing parliamentary question to the Prime Minister on the creation of the post of Minister for Defence, and asking if there could be a debate on the appointment. 18 Mar 1936
25 CHAR 2/255/5-6 Letter from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, stating that he was sure that "The Times" would not print a letter containing a favourable reference to him. That a week earlier Lord Bayford had made a friendly reference to him at a Conservative meeting, "The Times omitted this reference which in every other paper was the only sentence printed from the speech". Commenting that "in the present posture of affairs I have no wish whatever for office. I would not join any Government which I did not feel was resolved to lift National Defence to an altogether different plane....If the very dangerous times arise, I may be forced to take a part. Only in those conditions have I any desire to serve". 03 Jun 1936
25 CHAR 2/259/71-75 Letter from Desmond Morton, Crockham Hill, Kent to WSC, stating that the Civil Service proposed to give him a permanent post after 17 years "temporary Service", so that he could eventually draw a pension, and that he had named WSC as a referee. Also commenting on the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, reporting that the opinion of the Carlton Club was that SB was not going until "Death or the Coronation". Also that there was "trouble brewing aboun Anthony Eden (later Lord Avon), Foreign Secretary, stating that the Foreign Office was "singularly united to curtail his activities as a peripatetic ambassador a la Ribbentrop. Stating that according to his information re-armament was progressing at last, though it would not be "anything like adequate" for at least three years unless defence was given priority over ordinary trade and commerce. Also commenting on the European political situation. 16 Oct 1936
25 CHAR 2/260/65 Letter from WSC to Lady Houston, thanks for letter on the League of Nations, stating that he had very carefully considered the course he was taking from the view of the "safety of England from the German Nazi menace", and that he shared her regrets for the "misguided policy of the MacDonald-Badwin regime" in defence and external affairs [carbon]. 09 Nov 1936
25 CHAR 2/260/158 Letter from Freddie Guest, Street's Mews, London W1 to WSC, commenting that Clement Attlee (Leader of the Labour Party) would support WSC on any rearmament programme "He admires and likes you. The door is open if you want to talk to him". Also invitation to lunch in honour of the Queen of Spain. 25 Nov 1936
25 CHAR 2/266A-B Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence etc. 12 Jan 1936 - 27 Nov 1936
25 CHAR 2/268 Public and Political: General: Defence: Memoranda etc. 14 Feb 1936 - 26 Oct 1936
25 CHAR 2/269 Public and Political: General: Minister for Co-ordination of Defence: Correspondence with. 14 May 1936 - 23 Nov 1936
25 CHAR 2/270 Public and Political: General: Air Defence: Deputations to the Prime Minister. 21 Jul 1936 - 21 Jan 1937
25 CHAR 2/278 Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and suggestions. Nov 1935 - 31 Jul 1936
25 CHAR 2/279 Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and suggestions. 09 Mar 1936 - 31 Dec 1936
25 CHAR 2/302 Public and Political: General: Defence: Correspondence and papers. 09 Jan 1937 - 23 Feb 1938
25 CHAR 2/308 Public and Political: General: Air Raid Precautions Bill. 16 Oct 1937 - 04 Nov 1937
25 CHAR 2/310 Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and Suggestions. 22 Dec 1936 - 28 Dec 1937
25 CHAR 2/336 Public and Political: General: Defence. 08 Jan 1938 - [1940]
25 CHAR 2/337 Public and Political: General: Defence Organization. 24 Mar 1938 - 11 Nov 1938
25 CHAR 2/355 Public and Political: General: Press cuttings etc. 03 Feb 1938 - 20 Dec 1938
25 CHAR 2/358A-B Public and Political: General: Correspondence. 28 Jan 1939 - 30 Apr 1939
25 CHAR 2/364 Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence C - D. 11 Sep 1914 - 29 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 2/368 Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence T - Y. 11 Apr 1939 - 20 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 2/371A-B Public and Political: General: Defence. 06 Nov 1936 - 20 Jan 1942
25 CHAR 2/375 Public and Political: General: Defence: Inventions and suggestions. 27 Mar 1939 - 01 Sep 1939
25 CHAR 2/389A-B Public and Political: General: press cuttings of articles, letters, and leader comments, on the international situation and British politics, mainly from national and local British newspapers and magazines, such as the Times, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Manchester Guardian, the Illustrated London News, and Picture Post, as well as United States and German articles. Dec 1938 - Oct 1939
25 CHAR 2/399 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, T-Z. Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
25 CHAR 2/400 Public and Political: General: General public correspondence. Jan 1940 - Aug 1940
25 CHAR 2/604A-B Public and Political: General: correspondence from the general public in Britain and abroad on the Munich Crisis, mostly supporting WSC's stance, some offering their services. 07 Oct 1938 - 24 Oct 1938
25 CHAR 2/605A-B Public and Political: General: correspondence, mostly on the Munich Crisis, from the general public in Britain and abroad, mostly supporting WSC's stance. Oct 1938 - Jan 1939
25 CHAR 7 Political: Constituency: Epping [Essex] 1924 - 1945
25 CHAR 7/11 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C-E. Jan 1934 - Nov 1934
25 CHAR 7/31 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence L-N. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/33 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence S-T. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/36 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C-D. Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
25 CHAR 7/40 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence P. Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
25 CHAR 7/41 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Q-T. Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
25 CHAR 7/44 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/45 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence D-G. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/48 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence M-P. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/49 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Q-V. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/50 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence W-Y. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/53 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence A-B. 02 Jan 1939 - 25 Jul 1939
25 CHAR 7/54 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence C-D. 03 Jan 1939 - 27 Jul 1939
25 CHAR 7/56A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence H-J. 03 Jun 1938 - 09 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 7/57A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence K-N. 08 Dec 1938 - 02 Aug 1939
25 CHAR 7/59A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence S-T. 16 Nov 1938 - 14 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 7/60A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence U-Z. 26 Jan 1939 - 20 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 7/66A-C Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ch. 05 Sep 1940 - 02 Sep 1945
25 CHAR 7/69A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence D-Ea. 11 Dec 1939 - 26 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/70A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ec-Ey. 09 Aug 1940 - 30 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 7/72A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Fo. 14 Sep 1939 - 17 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/74A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ga-Gl. 07 Jan 1941 - 17 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/76A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ha. 28 Sep 1939 - 27 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/84A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ma-Mi. 16 Nov 1939 - 16 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/85 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Mo-Mu. 27 Jan 1940 - 05 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/91A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ro-Ru. 25 Sep 1940 - 25 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/94 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sk-So. 01 Aug 1940 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/100 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Wan. 17 Aug 1940 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 8/602 Literary: News of the World articles: correspondence. 19 Feb 1938 - 23 Dec 1938
25 CHAR 8/614 Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 1. Apr 1938 - May 1938
25 CHAR 8/619 Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC. 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938
25 CHAR 8/623 Literary: material for articles. c 1938
25 CHAR 8/624 Literary: various correspondence. 04 Jan 1939 - 11 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 8/629 Literary: News of the World articles: correspondence. 21 Feb 1939 - 26 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 8/641 Literary: various articles by WSC. c 1939
25 CHAR 8/643 Literary: News of the World articles by WSC: 2. May 1939 - Jun 1939
25 CHAR 8/653A-B Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC. Jan 1939 - Sep 1939
25 CHAR 8/655 Literary: Picture Post articles. Mar 1939 - Aug 1939
25 CHAR 9/8 Speeches: Non House of Commons. Aug 1902 - Oct 1902
25 CHAR 9/107A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material. 29 Jan 1934 - 23 Apr 1934
25 CHAR 9/108A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material. 13 Jun 1934 - Dec 1934
25 CHAR 9/110 Speeches: speech notes and source material. 19 Mar 1934 - 24 Jul 1934
25 CHAR 9/111 Speeches: speech notes and source material. 01 Nov 1934 - 04 Dec 1934
25 CHAR 9/112A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material. 11 Mar 1935 - 15 May 1935
25 CHAR 9/113 Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material. 22 May 1935 - 24 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 9/119A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and source material. 28 Jul 1936 - 10 Dec 1936
25 CHAR 9/124 Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes. 01 Jun 1937 - 21 Dec 1937
25 CHAR 9/126 Speeches: speech notes and source material. 31 May 1937 - 20 Nov 1937
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 9/136 Speeches: speech notes and other material [dated 1939 unless otherwise indicated]. [Nov] [1938] - Apr 1939
25 CHAR 9/137 Speeches: speech notes and other material. 19 May 1939 - 28 Jun 1939
25 CHAR 9/140A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 23 May 1940 - 04 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 9/141A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 30 Jul 1940 - 17 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 9/141A/37-68 "The Few" 20 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 9/142A-B Speeches: House of Commons: speech notes and other material. 08 Oct 1940 - 19 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 9/144 Speeches: speech notes (some by WSC as First Lord of the Admiralty) and other material. 30 Mar 1940 - 01 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 9/144/61-68 "Every man to his post" 11 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 9/152A-B Speeches: speech notes and other material. 14 Jul 1941 - 11 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 9/152A/1-16 "The grit and stamina of London" 14 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 9/174A-C Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 05 Sep 1940 - 08 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 9/175 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 05 Nov 1940 - 19 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 9/176A/37-41 "Every man to his post" 11 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 9/182A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 05 May 1941 - 26 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 9/194A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 11 May 1943 - 30 Jun 1943
25 CHAR 9/199A-D Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 03 May 1944 - 06 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 19/2A/37 Letter from WSC to Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, on the responsibilities of junior officers in anti-aircraft batteries. [carbon]. 20 Sep 1939
25 CHAR 19/2A/38-39 Letter from Sir Kingsley Wood [Secretary of State for Air] (Air Ministry) to WSC explaining Air Ministry policy on anti-aircraft responses to hostile activity and allowing authority in this matter to rest with the Commander-in-Chief, Fighter Command [Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding]. 21 Sep 1939
25 CHAR 19/2A/51-53 Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood, Lord Privy Seal] with suggestions for the reorganisation of the Home Front and rationing. [see CHAR 19/2C/311-313 for draft]. 08 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 19/2C/303-307 Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain on issues such as training of territorial troops by deployment to India; the need for more Air Squadrons and the exaggerated emphasis placed on Air Raid Precautions. [typed copy, with manuscript annotations by WSC]. 01 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 19/2C/311-313 Letter from WSC to Sam [Sir Samuel Hoare, later 1st Lord Templewood, Lord Privy Seal] with suggestions for the reorganisation of the Home Front and rationing. [draft; see CHAR 19/2A/51-53 for final version]. 07 Oct 1939
25 CHAR 19/3/4 First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, December 1939. 01 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 19/4/32 Printed note by WSC on proposed changes to the black-out system. 20 Nov 1939
25 CHAR 20/3/1 Letter from 1st Lord Addison to WSC on deficiencies in the defence of London, mentions Lieutenant-Colonel Williams, Leslie Hore-Belisha, Anthony Eden (Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon), Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] and Major- General Francis Crossman, Commander, 1st Anti-Aircraft Division. [Typescript]. 16 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/3/2 Extract from letter from 1st Lord Addison to Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] on the defence of London. [Copy]. 30 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/10/13-14 Letter from Alexander Duckham to Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] enclosing letter to Sir John Anderson [Home Secretary later 1st Lord Waverley] with a suggestion for changing the Air Raid Warning note from "the demoralising wail of the amorous gargantuan tom cat" to the "cock-a-doodle-doo" signalling "defiance and triumph". [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/102-103 Note from "J M M" [Prime Minister's Private Secretary John Martin] to WSC on the functions of Sir Hugh Elles as Chief of the Civil Defence operational staff: concentrating on operations ratther than training, acting as a link between the Minister of Home Security [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley] and the Service Departments, and leading the Home Security War Room. 21 Jun 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, August 1940. 01 Aug 1940 - 01 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/6 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1940. 01 Sep 1940 - 30 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/7 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1940. 03 Oct 1940 - 30 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 20/13/8 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1940. 01 Nov 1940 - 30 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/21A/56-58 Letter from WSC to Major-General 2nd Lord Loch enclosing a note reassuring him on the roles of the police and Civil Defence Services in the event of an invasion. 05 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/21A/75-76 Letter from WSC to Sir John Squire thanking him for his letter on the Home Guard and agreeing that a dress rehearsal for invasion is a very good idea. 14 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/21A/90-91 Letter from WSC to [Harold] Vincent Tewson [Assistant Secretary, Trades Union Congress] on Fire Precaution Orders; Government did not consult the Trades Union Congress due to the extraordinary circumstances of the incendiary bombing of London. 20 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/198 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Alfred Knox informing him that rifles are not being sent to the Soviet Union: "On the contrary, we suggested to them that they might let us have a quarter of a million from their very large stocks. They were mildly surprised"; discusses supplies to the Home Guard in Buckinghamshire. 18 Oct 1941
25 CHAR 20/23/13-82 Papers on possible gas attack, particularly by a phosgene bomb or mustard gas, including: notes by Private Secretaries to WSC on files in the possession of Group Captain Charles Anderson [former Personal Assistant to the Minister of Aircraft Production] including minutes on Anti-Gas Protection belonging to the Ministry of Aircraft Production [enclosed] and confidential files from the Air Ministry; also papers on the Assessment of a Gas Attack, phosgene or mustard gas, and suggested precautions for staff and civilians at MAP factories. Jan 1941 - May 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/6 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, June 1941. 01 Jun 1941 - 30 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/11 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, November 1941. 01 Nov 1941 - 30 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 20/54A/92 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Tizard [Chairman, Aeronautical Research Committee] thanking him for reports on retaliation against enemy jamming of the night air defence radio system. 14 Sep 1942
25 CHAR 20/54C/272 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [William Temple] allowing the ringing of church bells only on Christmas Day. 17 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/59/100-106 Letter from John Ryle, Regius Professor of Physic, Cambridge University, to WSC on a campaign to boost national morale, output and the Home Front and also advice allegedly given to a special constable not to retaliate in case of invasion, with reply by John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]; letter forwarded by Peck to Arthur Poynton [Private Secretary to Minister of Supply and Minister of Production] and Henry Strutt [Principal Private Secretary to Home Secretary], with replies by Peter Hayman [Assistant Private Secretary to Home Secretary] and Poynton; with poster for measuring ammunition production. 14 Mar 1942 - 07 Apr 1942
25 CHAR 20/61/29-151 Memoranda by 3rd Lord Tollemache, on subjects including: the defence of the Empire, on modernising the Imperial Defence Cabinet, the Ministry of Production and the Imperial General Staff; modern war on land, including the army, transport and supply; the Home Guard; the RAF; fuel supply co-ordination; improving the railways; army training; with covering letter from Tollemache to WSC including notes on supplying fighter aircraft to the Middle East and Far East and strategic islands in the Indian Ocean; also includes notes from John Peck to Tollemache, to WSC advising him not the read the memoranda, and to 1st Lord Cherwell [Personal Assistant to WSC, earlier F A Lindemann], with minute from Cherwell summarizing Tollemache's arguments. 05 Mar 1942 - 28 Sep 1942
25 CHAR 20/67/4 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1942. 01 May 1942 - 31 May 1942
25 CHAR 20/72/135-136 Telegram from the Lord Privy Seal [Sir Stafford Cripps] (India) regarding the serious position in India with regard to ARP and fire fighting provision: comments on the existing position; details requirements for fire fighting personnel, trailer pumps and hose, and instructors for ARP schools. Annotated: "Phoned Mr Harrison, India Off" [Francis Harrison, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for India]. 30 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/94B/167 Letter from WSC to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley Lord President of the Council] marked "Personal and Private" stating that he has no objections to him returning to his house and that he has not yet returned to No 10 on the advice of the Civil Aviation Service as the building is so old that even a near miss by a heavy bomb may bring it down and informing him that trouble in Dudley's domestic affairs may lead to comment by the palace. Signed. 06 Oct 1943
25 CHAR 20/104/1 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, July 1943. 01 Jul 1943 - 31 Jul 1943
25 CHAR 20/104/3 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, September 1943. Some written by WSC when in Canada and the United States. 01 Sep 1943 - 30 Sep 1943
25 CHAR 20/152/1 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, January 1944. 02 Jan 1944 - 31 Jan 1944
25 CHAR 20/193B/155 Letter from WSC to Lord Monsell [formerly Bolton Meredith Eyres-Monsell] commenting on his retirement as Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence,South Eastern Region and stating that he is examining the possibility of making a special award to the inhabitants of the Cinque ports and particularly Dover [Sussex and Kent] [carbon]. 26 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/198A/5 Printed civil defence pamphlet entitled "A farewell message from the Regional Commissioner Sir Arthur W. Lambert to the personnel of the Northern (No.1) Region", containing a personal message of thanks from Sir Arthur Lambert, a cartoon by Bos of WSC and Sir Arthur Lambert during the Prime minister's visit to Tyneside in 1941, a review of civil defence work in the region during the war, a list of scheme making authorities, and statistics for air raids and casualties in the region. [Mar] 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/191 Letter from 1st Lord Monsell [Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence South Eastern Region] (Bredbury, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells [Kent]) to WSC marked "personal" stating that he is giving up his job at the end of the month and would like to report "the magnificent conduct of the people of the South East of England". He refers to the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports, who are all looking forward to welcoming their Warden, and suggests that something special may be done for Dover, "a town which I think has received unique punishment during the war and has certainly become a symbol for defiance and steadfastness". [Signed typescript] Annotated with red tick by ? WSC, with further pencil annotation indicating that Monsell should be thanked and agreeing to his suggestion regarding Dover and asking "what if anything is possible". 15 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/192 Letter from WSC to "Bobbie" (1st Lord Monsell) [Regional Commissioner for Civil Defence South Eastern Region] marked "private" thanking him for his letter of 15 Mar written on his retirement as Regional Commissioner, thanking him for "the valuable service you have rendered at a key position in the defences of England", stating that he shares his admiration for the conduct of the people of the South Eastern Region, and agreeing with his feeling that "the special sufferings and steadfast endurance of the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports and particularly of Dover deserve some signal recognition" and stating that he is examining whether any special award is possible. [Carbon]. 26 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/214 Cutting from the Daily Telegraph of letter to editor from Major Mowbray (District Warden, Blackheath [London]) referring to the remarks by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] that no alert had been sounded before the flying bomb fell near the Clock Tower, Lewisham, and stating that if a warning had been given the casualties would have been much greater as it fell on an air raid shelter which would have been full. 14 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/198B/215 Letter from Major C H Mowbray (District Warden, 43 Lee Park, SE 3 [London]) to Prime Minister's Private Secretary regarding the "Lewisham Bomb Incident" asking that WSC's attention be drawn to his letter in the Daily Telegraph [see CHAR 20/198B/214]. He comments on why "It was the greatest blessing that there was no alert", and refers to a second letter that he is sending to the Daily Telegraph informing them that the alert was sounded three minutes after the bomb had fallen. States that all his wardens are indignant at the false statements by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] and "it will be a sad day for us if he is elected here". [Signed typescript]. 14 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231 Official: Prime Minister: Lewisham [London] Flying Bomb Incident: papers and correspondence. Jun 1944 - Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/2-5 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [Carbon copy of CHAR 20/231/13-17]. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/6-9 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [Carbon copy of CHAR 20/231/13-17]. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/13-17 Letter from Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office, Great George Street) to WSC marked "Secret" commenting on: the recent election campaign and remarks made by WSC on a visit to Lewisham [London]; WSC's method of conducting War Cabinet business; discussion on warnings for single V1s [flying bombs]; reaction to the subsequent incident at Lewisham; and hoping their disagreement will not have a long-term effect on their relationship. [signed]. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/22-25 Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] requesting an apology or withdrawal of Morrison's allegations about WSC's conduct concerning warnings for single V1 [flying] bombs and the subsequent Lewisham (London) incident, and commenting on discussion of warnings and Morrison's allegation that he had "countermanded" WSC's decision. [Carbon copy]. 01 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/26 Cutting from the Daily Telegraph: letter from Major C H Mowbray, District Warden, Blackheath [London], stating that if a warning had been given before the flying bomb fell in Lewisham [London], the casualty list would have been higher as it fell on a shelter. 14 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/27-28 Minute from "E E B" [Sir Edward Bridges, Secretary to the War Cabinet] to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] replying to "Reveal No. 2", commenting on whether [Herbert] Morrison's statement breached the Official Secret's Act or infringed the Privy Councillor's Oath, Morrison's [then Home Secretary] opportunities to protest about the decision on warnings for single flying bombs, and making recommendations concerning WSC's response to the statement, arguing against full public disclosure of the Cabinet discussions. [initialled]. 10 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/29-31 Minute from "J R C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC setting out the sequence of events concerning the "single flying bomb issue" and stating that there is nothing in these papers to bear out [Herbert] Morrison's [then Home Secretary] statement that he countermanded WSC's order. [initialled and annotated by Colville]. 10 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/33-34 History of the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [Typescript prepared by ?WSC's Private Office and annotated by John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. [Jul] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/36 Minute from V G Laithwaite to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] giving Sir William Brown's (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Security) comments on happenings in the Ministry on receipt of the news of the Lewisham [London] flying bomb. [Copy]. 11 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/37-41 Extracts from War Cabinet, Chiefs of Staff, and Civil Defence Committee minutes for June and July 1944 of discussions on warnings for flying bomb attacks. Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/44-45 Telegram from WSC [Hendaye, France] marked "Reveal No. 2" passing on messages to: Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] requesting he look into the constitutional position concerning [Herbert] Morrison's statements at Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] on warnings for V1 [flying] bombs and giving his own perspective on the matter. His Private Office requesting they send him relevant background information on the statement and the incident at Lewisham [London, in July 1944]. [copy on 10 Downing Street paper initialled and annotated by WSC and his Private Office]. 09 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/46 Cutting from the Daily Telegraph reporting a speech by Herbert Morrison at a Labour rally in Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] attacking WSC's electoral performance, accusing him of "dictatorial" tendencies, and commenting on the Lewisham [London] flying bomb incident. 09 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/50-51 Minute from [General Sir Hastings] Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC giving background on the decision not to sound the sirens for single flying bomb incidents, sending on information on the "spread" of flying bombs [around London] in June and July 1944 [CHAR 20/231/52], and recommending that WSC does not make use of these statistics because of a ban on publishing such details. [signed]. 04 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/52 Note on the "spread" of V1 flying bombs around London in June and July 1944. [prepared by the Ministry of Defence and flagged "A"]. [Jul] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/53-54 Minute from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC on the background to the decision that a warning should not be sounded for single flying bombs. [initialled; annotated by Peck and WSC]. 29 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/56 Cutting [from the Kentish Mercury] on statements by Herbert Morrison at an election meeting in East Lewisham [London] on WSC and the decision not to sound warnings for single flying bombs. [Jun] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/57 Memorandum [from Henry Brooke, later Lord Brooke of Cumnor, MP for West Lewisham, London] attaching a report from the Kentish Mercury [CHAR 20/231/56] and commenting on the likely effect on local Conservative electoral fortunes of remarks by Herbert Morrison on the Lewisham flying bomb. [Carbon copy]. [Jun] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/231/59 Cutting from the Times reporting a meeting in East Lewisham [London] at which Herbert Morrison, former Minister of Home Security, defended himself in connection with two bomb incidents in the constituency, claiming he countermanded WSC's order that sirens should not be sounded in single flying bomb incidents. 27 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/60-61 Cutting from Hansard of a statement by Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on warning signals for flying bomb attacks followed by a number of questions. 01 Aug 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/62 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs in relation to public transport, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers]. 31 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/63 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on revising a draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to advice to the public and public transport. [initialled]. 28 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/64 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC on the imminent danger warning system [for flying bomb attacks] in relation to bus drivers and advice given to people receiving the warning indoors. [initialled; annotated by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. 31 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/65 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison], and for Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the War Cabinet] to see, on the need to clarify a paragraph concerning buses in [Morrison's] draft statement on the imminent danger warning [for flying bomb attacks]. [Carbon copy; annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna]. 29 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/66 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, stating that the Civil Defence Committee have agreed that warning officers should be given the discretion to sound warnings for single flying bombs and reporting on a "nasty incident" at Lewisham [London]. [initialled; annotated by WSC on 29 July and also by Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary; flagged "Y"]. 28 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/67 [?Home Office] Note stating that the new public warning system [for flying bomb attacks] will not affect factories [addition to CHAR 20/231/68-69]. [initialled by WSC and annotated by his Private Office]. 29 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/68-69 Draft [House of Commons] statement [prepared by the Home Office] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks. [annotated by WSC and his Private Office]. [Jul] [1944]
25 CHAR 20/231/70 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [Carbon copy]. 26 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/71 Draft minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] generally approving of [Morrison's] statement [on the new warning system for flying bomb attacks], suggesting further information is given, and commenting on the timing of the announcement [to the House of Commons]. [annotated by WSC]. 26 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/72-73 Statement by Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] setting out the new warning system for flying bomb attacks, prepared as an answer to Edgar Granville MP. [Carbon copy]. 27 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/74-75 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] giving views on a report [on a new warning system for flying bomb attacks] commenting on the universality of the system, instructions to bus drivers and the public, and the terms of the announcement. [Carbon copy]. 26 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/76 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC marked "Secret" enclosing a note of a meeting to consider the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings [for flying bomb attacks, see CHAR 20/231/77-78] and stating that he would like to announce the decision in the House [of Commons] as soon as possible. [initialled]. 25 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/77-78 Note of a meeting held in the Home Office between the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], the Minister of Works [Lord Portal, earlier Sir Wyndham Portal], and others, on the institution of a system of imminent danger warnings for air raids, marked "Secret". 25 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/79-80 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on improving the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison], the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps], the Minister of War Transport [1st Lord Leathers], and the Minister of Production [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos]. 24 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/81 Minute from "H M" [Herbert Morrison], Minister of Home Security, to WSC suggesting that warnings for single flying bombs are instituted in "outer districts" of London, but that this will not greatly affect the number of warnings for the main part of London. [initialled] Annotated reply by WSC on 25 July doubting the value of this. [also annotated by WSC's Secretary Patrick Kinna and flagged "X"]. 20 Jul 1944 - 25 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/82 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on whether to modify the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and WSC. 10 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/84 War Cabinet memorandum by the Minister of Labour and National Service [Ernest Bevin] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs suggesting "some warning of imminent danger should be given generally in the London Region". 05 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/85-87 War Cabinet memorandum by the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] marked "Secret" on public warnings for flying bombs: setting out the existing arrangements in Greater London and the rest of South-East England and arguments for modifying the system, but concluding: "I therefore consider that a public warning is still necessary for flying bombs and piloted aircraft alike", with an appendix of copies of four recent letters from the public on the matter. 05 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/88 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of discussions on modifying the public warning system for attacks by flying bombs, including contributions from WSC, the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security [Herbert Morrison] and the Minister of Aircraft Production [Sir Stafford Cripps]. 03 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/89-91 Minute from WSC to Home Secretary [and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison] suggesting the use of air raid sirens "requires immediate consideration" because of the creation of a "great deal of needless unrest", commenting on the need to clarify the purpose of the siren, what he has noticed of people's reactions, and arguing for more use to be made of shelters. [Carbon; annotated by Sir Desmond Morton, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant]. 03 Jul 1944
25 CHAR 20/231/93 Extract from War Cabinet minutes of WSC's comments on reviewing the air raid warning system to ensure that warnings are not sounded because of the presence of isolated aircraft and the conclusion of a Staff Conference later that afternoon to that effect. 16 Jun 1944
25 CHAR 20/257/11 Telegram from WSC [in the United States] to Secretary of State for War [Sir James Grigg] marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire 280" and "Personal and Top Secret" on the Home Guard returning their boots or uniforms. [Copy]. 19 Sep 1944
25 CHAR 20/258B/222 Minute [from 1st Lord Cherwell, earlier F A Lindemann, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on criticism of the co-ordination of civil defence by [?Kenneth] Lindsay. [Copy; given running number 318]. 19 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 21/39 Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I. Jun 1916
25 CHAR 22/44 Official: Cabinet: papers 430 - 459. 02 Apr 1925 - 09 Nov 1925
25 CHAR 22/210 Official: Cabinet: papers 400 - 415. 30 Nov 1928 - 02 Jan 1929
25 CHAR 23/4 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 27 Jun 1940 - 30 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 23/6 Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes. 01 Aug 1940 - 03 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 23/6/86-99 "War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: Weekly Resume (no.56) of the naval, military and air situation from 12 noon September to 12 noon September 26th, 1940" 27 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 23/7 Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes. 03 Oct 1940 - 14 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 23/8 Official: War Cabinet: Chiefs of Staff Committee: weekly resumes. 14 Nov 1940 - 26 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 23/11 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 24 Nov 1942 - 28 Dec 1943
25 CHAR 24/6 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence and papers. 10 Mar 1913 - 16 May 1913
25 CHAR 25/1 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 07 Jul 1920 - 20 Nov 1920
25 CHAR 25/2 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 01 Jan 1921 - 31 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 25/3 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 01 Jan 1922 - 31 Jul 1922
25 CHAR 25/4 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 09 Jul 1935 - 09 Dec 1935
25 CHAR 25/5 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Apr 1935 - May 1935
25 CHAR 25/6 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Jun 1935 - Dec 1935
25 CHAR 25/7 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 01 Jan 1936 - 31 Dec 1936
25 CHAR 25/9 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Jun 1936 - Nov 1936
25 CHAR 25/10 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 27 Feb 1936 - 20 Dec 1936
25 CHAR 25/11 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Mar 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 25/12 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Mar 1937 - Jul 1937
25 CHAR 25/13 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Jan 1937 - Oct 1937
25 CHAR 25/14 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 07 Feb 1938 - 30 Oct 1938
25 CHAR 25/15 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 25/16 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. 11 Mar 1938 - 07 Nov 1938
25 CHAR 25/18 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence. Jan 1939 - Dec 1939
25 CHAR 27/6/1-7 "Air Raids Committee: Minutes of First Meeting" 01 Oct 1917
25 CHUR 2/27 Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, H-Z. Aug 1948 - Sep 1951
25 CHUR 2/28/45-51 Copy of a covering letter from WSC to Clement Attlee, Prime Minister, marked "private" sending on two enclosures and undertaking to support the government on national defence, while reserving the right to criticise the Government on defence spending, and suggesting a recall of Parliament at the end of August. 4-6 Aug 1950
25 CHUR 2/115A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-M. Mar 1950 - Nov 1951
25 CHUR 2/182A-B Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Ca - Col. 22 Oct 1951 - 29 Nov 1959
25 CHUR 2/196 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Q - Roo. 09 Dec 1940 - 18 Mar 1958
25 CHUR 2/511A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, N-P. Dec 1953 - Sep 1964
25 CHUR 3/9A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council. Mar 1950 - Nov 1958
25 CHUR 3/26A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, L-R. Jun 1945 - May 1946
25 CHUR 3/50 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, H-Z. Dec 1948 - May 1949
25 CHUR 3/95A-C Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - Q. 15 Nov 1954 - 14 Dec 1956
25 CHUR 3/98A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - C. 04 Jan 1957 - 30 Dec 1959
25 CHUR 4/63A-C Literary: correspondence on producing volume 6 ("Triumph and Tragedy") of WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War"). Mar 1949 - Nov 1953
25 CHUR 4/112 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Appendices: Copy and provisional proofs. 20 May 1938 - 20 Feb 1948
25 CHUR 4/154 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 8 "Home Defence". 18 Apr 1947 - 07 Sep 1948
25 CHUR 4/159 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 13 "At Bay". 22 Feb 1947 - 20 Sep 1948
25 CHUR 4/160 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 14 "The Invasion Problem". 16 Jan 1947 - 18 Aug 1948
25 CHUR 4/161 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 15 "Operation Sealion". 01 Jun 1947 - 16 Sep 1948
25 CHUR 4/163 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 17 "The Blitz". 08 Mar 1948 - 13 Apr 1948
25 CHUR 4/164 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Chapter 18 "'London Can Take It'". 11 Jan 1947 - 04 Dec 1948
25 CHUR 4/179A-I Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Appendices. Oct 1940 - 27 Dec 1948
25 CHUR 4/180 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: Master copy proofs. 21 Jan 1949 - 24 Mar 1949
25 CHUR 4/182A-B Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: 'Final' proofs. 12 Aug 1948 - 17 Feb 1949
25 CHUR 4/184 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: 'Starred final' proofs. 20 Oct 1948 - 17 Feb 1949
25 CHUR 4/187A-D Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: Proofs for Sir Edward Marsh. 20 Jan 1948 - 14 Sep 1948
25 CHUR 4/189 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: Proofs for CSC. 20 Jan 1948 - 25 Nov 1948
25 CHUR 4/191A-B Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Book 1: Proofs for William Deakin. 12 Aug 1948 - 29 Nov 1948
25 CHUR 4/196A-C Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Notes and comments by Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall. 02 Mar 1941 - 16 Jun 1949
25 CHUR 4/197A-B Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 2 "Their Finest Hour": Various comments. 13 Jan 1945 - 15 Jul 1949

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