Official: Treasury: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 18/1

Part of: CHAR 18
Next record: CHAR 18/2

Date: 08 Nov 1924 - 28 Dec 1924

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V]; John Maynard Keynes on socialism; Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] (2) including one on coal and transportation; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster] (3) including one on the Saar [later Germany]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; 8th Duke of Northumberland inviting WSC to a dinner (2); Lord Curzon [of Kedleston, Lord President of the Council] on Pembroke Wicks; Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] (5) on subjects including the distribution of information between ministers and Foreign Office representation at the Finance Ministers' meeting in Paris [France] in January 1925; Sir Martin Conway MP; George Tryon [Minister of Pensions] on the Labour government's effect on pensions administration; Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame [later Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister and 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on a German "rotor ship"; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh]; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne, Lord Privy Seal] sending on an extract from an anti-socialist paper by him; Lord Carson; 17th Lord Derby on WSC's speech on fiscal policy on 17 December; Sir Herbert Creedy [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] on honours; Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer Haldane putting his name forward for Director of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company (2).

Also includes draft and copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Philip Snowden, "Fred" [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India], and Frederick Thomson [Junior Lord of the Treasury]; letters patent appointing WSC as Chancellor.

Other subjects include: contemporary French opinion on Britain.

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