Admiralty - First Lord's Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 13/51

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Date: 16 Apr 1915 - 30 Apr 1915

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CHAR 13/51/1 Letter from Angus Hambro (D.Q.O.Y. Officers' Mess, Sherborne) to WSC, recommending Alexander Pengilly for Admiralty appointment. 14 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/2-3 Letter from Gerald Hohler (Harcourt Buildings, Temple, Lndon) to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on the refusal of leave for the crew of HMS "Juno" which had come into port for repairs likely to last 8 days. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/4 Letter from Robert Donald (Daily Chronicle) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for seeing the London correspondents of the chief United States newspapers. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/5 Letter from Ernest Pooley, Talbots Works, Kensington to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on rumours that two squadrons of armoured cars were shortly to be sent to Russia. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/6 Letter from George Riddell, Newspaper Proprietors Association to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, sending copy of "Munsey's Magazine", containing article on "English howitzers". 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/7-9 Comments by WSC on letters from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher on naval operations in the Dardanelles[typescript with handwritten annotations]. 1915
CHAR 13/51/10 Letter from Lord Lytton, Knebworth House to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, asking about the date of the next despatch to the Dardanelles, as he wished to contact General Henderson about a possible job on his staff. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/11 Letter from Lord Kitchener, War Office to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his anxiety over the torpedoed transport, near Smyrna,asking for details. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/12-13 Letter from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty on fleet activities, particularly the need for gunnery practice. 17 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/14-16 Letter from Lord Downe to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his purchase of oil bearing properties in the Caucasus, Russia. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/17-19 Letter from Sir Ellis Cunliffe, Solicitor, Board of Trade, to Edward Marsh, Admiralty,on the possibility of obtaining a commission as a Paymaster, RNVR for a man called White, a Chartered Accountant with the London County Council, with Admiralty note that they had received far more applications that they had available places. 16 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/20 Letter from George Bryan, Master Mariner, (Hammersmith, London) to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on the possibility of obtaining a commission in the Royal Naval Reserve. 18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/21-22 Letter from the Duke of Westminster, Dunkirk to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on service with the Naval Brigade in France and Belgium. 18 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/23-28 Letter from Lord Dunraven, (Norfolk St., Park Lane, London) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the possibility of obtaining promotion to Commander, RNR, for service commanding his yacht "Grianaig" in the Mediterranean, with Admiralty note stating that Dunraven did not have a "vestige of claim". 19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/29 Letter from Edward Marsh, Admiralty to Patrick Hannon, Navy League, on WSC's reluctance to act as patron of Naval Disaters Fund Matiness, as this might be interpreted as an admission that the Governmentr was not doing enough for the dependents of those killed in action [handwritten copy]. 19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/30 Letter from General Sir William Nicholls to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, askimg for return of the two documents that he left with Marsh the previous night. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/31 Letter from Vice-Admiral William Baker-Baker, Assistant to Admiral Commanding Reserves, to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on ineligibility of candidate for a Temporary Commission in the RNR. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/32 Letter from Arthur Stanley MP, Order of St John of Jerusalem to Edward Marsh, on Admiralty approval of Sir Courtauld Thomson (later Lord Courtauld-Thomson) as Chief Commissioner for Egypt, Malta, Italy, Macedonia and the Near East. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/33 Note from Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] (Admiralty, Whitehall] to [Robert] Scott enclosing a letter from [Moreton Frewen, see CHAR 13/51/34] on the case of [Bernard] Standen. Annotated with a reply by Scott suggesting that Standen should come and see him if he happens to be in London. Manuscript. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/34 Letter from Moreton Frewen to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, recommending Bernard Standn for war work. 19 Apr [1915]
CHAR 13/51/35-37 Letter from Oscar Guest, Central Flying School, Upavon, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on G H Reid, a pupil at the School, who had invented a land speed indicator, with note by Captain Muray Sueter, Air Department, Admiralty, that his staff had seen the invention and reported it as not being suitable. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/38 Letter from G F Hohler, (Harcourt Buildings, Temple) to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on the pay and conditions of Quartermasters in the Royal Marines. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/39-40 Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on decision not to include the officers and men of the Armoured Car Squadrons in the Navy List, with note by C Walker, Admiralty. 19 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/41-42 Minute from Sir William Nicholls, Adjutant-General Royal Marines to Edward Marsh, on the pay and conditions of Quartermasters. 21 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/43 Letter from Captain Arthur Macrorie, HMS "Juno" to Commodore Charles de Bartolome, on leave for his crew. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/44 Letter from C Walker, Admiralty to Commodore Charles de Bartolome, on the question of the promotion of Lord Dunraven to Commander, RNR. 20 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/45 Letter from George Burnett (Dundee) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, complaining that his son, W L Burnett, serving in the Naval Brigade in the Dardanelles, had not received any mail since leaving Britain. 21 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/46-48 Letter from Horatio Bottomley, "John Bull", Long Acre, London, to WSC, enclosing printed account of his meeting with the Clyde workers, with annotation by WSC, asking the Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd George to look at it. 21 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/49-51 Letter from Alfred Engelbach, Colonial Office to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on application for employment from George Bryan, with copy of Mrsh's letter to Bryan. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/52-53 Letter from George Bryan, Master Mariner, Hammersmith, London to WSc, First Lordof the Admiralty, on his application for employment with the Yacht Patrol. 25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/54 Letter from J Galbraith Horn (Pelham Place, London) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on his internment in Germany. Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/55-57 Letter from Sir Louis Mallet to Edward Marsh, on J Galbraith Horn's account of his internment in Germany. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/58 Letter from Ernest Pooley, Royal Naval Air Service to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on Ronald Dean's application for a commission, stating that it was not practicable to give men a commission in the Force if they were already in the Force as there were a "large number of fellows in the Force who were of good social position, and might be suitable for a Commission, and that it was impossible to pick and choose". 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/59 Letter from George Lansbury (Stephens Road, Bow, London) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, supporting Ronal Dean's application for a Commission in the new squadron of motor cycle machine guns. 21 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/60 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to the Comte de Saint-Seine, agreeing to go to Paris to join in three way discussion of French-British-Italian Naval co-operation [handwritten copy, signed by WSC]. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/61 Minute from James Masterton-Smith, Admiralty to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Office, on discussiions on French-British Italian Naval co-operation [annotated by Grey "I quite agree"]. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/62-63 Letter from Leverton Harris, Admiralty to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the need to make a settlement to keep United States meat from Germany. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/64 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to George Lansbury, on Ronald Dean's application for a commission in the Armoured Car Section of the Royal Naval Air Service, , stating that the section contained so many men suitable for a commission that they had been forced to make a rule that no commissions in that force could be given to men already serving in it, and that Dean shoudl apply through his commanding officer for a commission in the AntiAircraft Corps or the Army [draft by Edward Marsh, annottated by WSC "I cannot sign myself "sincerely" to a man whom I hardly know and do not like". 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/65-67 Letter from Lancelot Sanderson MP to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, recommending Sidney Foster for a commission as a Temorary Engineer Lieutenant, RNR, with Admiralty note that there were no vacancies. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/68 Letter from Andrew Bonar Law to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, recommending his cousin, Ronald McGregor for a commission in the Naval Brigade. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/69 Letter from Charles d'Ans (Bernard St., London) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, asking for help in retrieving his invention (for attacking submarines) from German occupied France. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/70 Letter from William Thomas, Swansea to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, asking for help in joining the armed forces. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/71-72 Letter from R Williams Bulkeley, RN Depot, Crystal Palace to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on a band at Falkirk who wished to enlist together, stating that the Crystal Palace depot was well provided with musicians, and asking about the Blandford Depot, with note from the Adjutant-General, Royal Marines, stating that Blandford was well off for Bands, and advising against reruiting the men as a band. 23 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/73-74 Letter from Alexander MacCallum Scott MP to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, recommending Thomas MacMillan, a former President of the Glasgow Junior Liberal Association for a commission in the Naval Brigade. 24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/75 Letter from George Mair (Whitehall House, Whitehall, London) to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on his appointment to the Ministry of Information. 24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/76-77 Letter from Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, C. in C., Grand Fleet to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the work of the fleet, and the need for aircraft cover for fleet bases. 24 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/78-79 Letter from Eveline Walsh (Southsea, Hampshire) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, asking for help in obtaining place at Epsom College for her son, Raymond Walsh, stating that her husband had been Fleet Surgeon to Sir Christopher Cradock aboard HMS "Good Hope", and was killed at Coronel, [with Admiralty note stating that it was not usual practice to do so, but that the Admiralty would be ready to answer any enquiries from the College about Fleet Surgeon Walsh's service. 26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/80 Letter from Lord Albemarle (Belgrave Sq., London) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the arrest of his son and 39 other "gallant officers". 26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/81 Letter from Lord Albemarle (Belgrave Sq., London) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the arrest of his son and 39 other "gallant officers", stating that he intendedn to carry the matter further. 26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/82 Letter from Major R S Hunter Blair to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the position of British prisoners in Germany (of which his son was one) , against whom the Germans had taken "reprisals", comparing that to British treatment of German submarine prisoners. 25 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/83 Letter from Sir Richard McBride, Prime Minister of British Columbia, Canada, to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, asking for appointment to see WSC during his visit to London. 26 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/84-85 Letter from Lord Kitchener, War Office to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanks for 48 aircraft, which would be of real assistance to the Royal F;lying Corps, undertaking to maintain "harmonious relations between the two services". 27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/86 Letter from Moreton Frewen and Oswald Frewen (Brede Place, Sussex) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, suggesting that warships should be named after the Coinque Ports. 27 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/87 Letter from Lady Galloway to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on the fate of British prisoners of war in Germany, kept in solitary confinement, (including her son) objecting to WSC's announcement of "special treatment" for German submarine prisoners, which would leave the British prisoners open to bitter reprisals. 28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/88 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Lady Galloway, on the measures adopted for german submaine prisoners of war, and the possible reprisals against British prisoners of war in Germany, including her son [handwritten copy, initialled by WSC]. 28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/89-90 Letter from R G Hickling, Norwich, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that the astrological signs were propitious for action. 28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/91-92 Letter from Selwyn Davies, PS to Lord Wimborne, to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, recommending Lord Wimborne's head chauffeur, G B Woodhouse as a driver for the Armoured Car Service. 22 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/93-94 Letter from Vice-Admiral John de Robeck (HMS Queen Elizabeth, Dardanelles) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, report on the Gallipoli landings, the work of the British submarines and aircraft, praising the co-operation between the two services. 28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/95-96 Letter from the War Signal Station, Hunstanton, Norfolk, to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, enclosing pamphlet "The Zeppelin Raid in West Norfolk" by Holcombe Ingleby MP, asking if he could devise a scheme for "wringing Ingleby's neck" for revealing the existence of the Station [annotated by WSC "better leave it alone"]. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/97 Letter from [ ], Claridge's Hotel, Brook St., London to Edward Marsh, on Admiralty decision to give 80 tons of gunpowder to the Belgian Government. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/98-99 Letter from Horatio Bottomley, "John Bull" to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, asking for a list of the centres where visits would be most useful, with Admiralty note listing the places most "convenient and important for addressing meetings of workmen". 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/100-104 Letter from Charles Tytgat to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, asking for permission to travel between Britain, Holland and Belgium, with Admiralty note stating that he was a Belgian journalist, and that no exceptions could be made. Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/105-107 Letter from The Duke of Westminster, Dunkirk, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on rumours of a change in the Transport Department of the Naval Air Service. stating that no-one could serve him better in the Admiralty than Lt-Cdr Chilcote, who was running it at that time. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/108-110 Letter from Leo Chizza Money (The Grey House, Hampstead) to WSC, on the possibility of germany obtaining goods through Sweden. 29 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/111 Letter from S W Belcher to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on application for employment. 30 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/112 Letter from Lord Kitchener, War Office to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on urgent need for transports to convey division from Canada to Britain. 28 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/113-115 Letter from WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Office, on the Gallipoli landings commenting on the distress of the Greek Governnment [handwritten copy]. 30 Apr 1915
CHAR 13/51/116 Letter from E W Harding, Royal Naval Division to Edward Marsh, Admiralty, on arrangements for supply of "comforts" to units on active service. 30 Apr 1915