Official: Munitions: WSC's registered correspondence and minutes as Minister of Munitions, 1-200.

Reference code: CHAR 15/155A-C

Part of: CHAR 15
Next record: CHAR 15/156
Previous record: CHAR 15/154

Date: Jul 1917 - Sep 1917


Correspondents include: Walter Long, Colonial Office, on transfer of Edward Marsh to the Ministry of Munitions; Lord Esher (2) on control of aircraft construction and the Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association; notes by Noel Buxton on scheme for extricating Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey from their alliance with Germany; Sir Eustace Fiennes [Sir Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (3); Eliot Crawshay Williams, asking for employment; Andrew Bonar Law on Ministerial salaries; Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig; Lord Rhondda; Sir William Cowan MP on the Liberal War Committee; Albert Thomas, French Minister of Munitions (2); Sir Eric Drummond [later Lord Perth], Foreign Office (2); Arthur Balfour, Foreign Secretary; Sir Thomas Munro on the Clyde deportees; Louis Loucheur, Under-Secretary of State, French Ministry of Munitions on the supply of pig iron to France; John Gulland MP; Major-General Francis Bingham on shortage of field telephones and telephone wire at the Front; Sir Robert Chalmers, Treasury, (3) on the expenses of the Imperial Munitions Board and Canadian Munitions contracts; 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] on nitrogen fixation; Sir Eric Geddes, Admiralty (2); Sir George Ritchie (2), on allegations that WSC was not paying sufficient attention to his Dundee constituents; Sir Arthur Boscawen MP on trouble in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, though discharged soldiers and munitions workers tramping across the country and appealing for help; Albert Illingworth, Post Master General on need for a steel girder for telephone exchange at Coventry; Sir Sam Hughes on design for a light trench gun; John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on employment for Sir Murland Evans; William Dove, Lord Provost of Dundee on the status of the City as a recruiting centre; Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on the embargo on the import of American soap to Australia; Edwin Montagu, India Office; Sir Alfred Mond [later 1st Lord Melchett] on the housing situation at Barrow, Lord Derby, War Office.



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