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CHAR 2/114/1 Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] asking to talk to him about his proposed Cabinet changes and expressing concern that the independence of the Air Ministry should be protected from the [War Office and the Admiralty] and that 7th Lord Londonderry should continue to represent it in the House of Lords. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh. Passage relating to Londonderry struck through. 04 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/2 Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] agreeing to become [Secretary of State for Colonies] on condition that he be given the means and the power to deal with the difficult situation in the Middle East, and enclosing detailed notes on the arrangements which he deems necessary [see CHAR 2/114/3-4]. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 04 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/3-4 Notes by WSC for [David Lloyd George] describing the changes he wishes to accompany his appointment as Secretary of State for Colonies, including the formation of a Middle Eastern Department of the Colonial Office to deal with Palestine, Aden and Mesopotamia, a change of the name of the Office to reflect its new responsibilities for the mandated territories, and the appointment of a representative of the Office in the House of Lords. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. [04] [Jan] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/5 Letter from Rear-Admiral Herbert Richmond (5 Lennox Gardens, [London]) to WSC on his wish to send WSC a copy of his book because WSC enabled him to carry on with it by appointing him to a post at the Admiralty. 06 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/6 Letter from [WSC] (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] on preparations for his journey to the Middle East, Sir James Stevenson helping WSC on colonial affairs as a peer in the House of Lords, and the Duke of Sutherland being the formal representative of the Colonial Office in the House of Lords. Typescript copy. 08 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/7 Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) to WSC announcing his intention of criticising Government policy towards Leonid Krassin and his supporters and towards the alteration of the Treaty of Sevres [in favour of Turkey] at a forthcoming speech in Manchester. 10 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/8 Letter from W H Himbury, general manager of the British Cotton Growing Association (333-350, The Royal Exchange, Manchester) to WSC expressing delight that WSC could become Colonial Secretary because as Under-Secretary he had done much to promote cotton growing and other industries, for instance by being responsible for the construction of the Northern Nigerian Railway [Africa]. 17 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/9 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Colonel Hans von Herwarth asking on behalf of WSC questions about the Bavarian self-protection organisation, the Einwohnerwehr. Typescript copy. 15 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/10 Letter from Lord Stradbroke (RMS 'Osterley' off Portugal) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Colonies, referring to the views of Lord Milner [earlier Sir Alfred Milner] on the state governorships in Australia and asking whether WSC would like to receive his private views on affairs in general to supplement the official reports. 18 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/11 Letter from [Edwin Montagu] (Breccles Hall, Attleborough, Norfolk) to WSC urging him to act to prevent the damage which Montagu thinks will be done by David Lloyd George's anti-Turkey and pro-Greece policy. 18 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/12 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Hotel Ritz, Place Vendome, Paris, [France]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Colonies, especially as it removes the one serious disagreement they have had. 23 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/13 Letter from [WSC] to W H Himbury of the British Cotton Growers Association expressing pleasure at the success of the Northern Nigerian Railway [Africa] and referring to his continued interest in the promotion of cotton growing within the British Empire. Typescript copy. 25 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/14 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him to go to the Admiralty and obtain from Sir Oswyn Murray information and copies of documents for inclusion in WSC's letter to David Lloyd George denying that he had deliberately forced Turkey into the war [see CHAR 2/114/15-17]. 26 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/15-17 Letter from [WSC] to [David Lloyd George] denying Lloyd George's assertion that WSC had forced Turkey into the war by seizing the Turkish warships [being completed in British shipyards] and by bombarding the Dardanelles forts, but admitting that once Turkish complicity with German naval operations in the Black Sea had become apparent he urged that Britain should work for unity among the Christian Balkan states. Encloses a copy of a letter from him to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] to this effect [see CHAR 2/114/18-19]. Annotated typescript draft. Another copy, without annotations, at CHAR 2/114/23-25. 25 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/18-19 Letter from [WSC] (Admiralty) to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] arguing that Britain should stop trying to placate Turkey and declare support for the Christian Balkan states, particularly Bulgaria. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/114/15-17. 23 Sep 1914
CHAR 2/114/20 Letter from Sir Oswyn Murray (Admiralty) to Edward Marsh enclosing copies of documents relating to the entry of Turkey into the war [see CHAR 2/114/21 and CHAR 2/114/22]. 27 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/21 Extract from a deciphered German telegram announcing the alliance with Turkey and ordering the warships 'Goeben' and 'Breslau' to proceed to Constantinople. Sent with CHAR 2/114/20. 04 Aug [1914]
CHAR 2/114/22 Report by Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Daniel of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence on the breaking through of the Dardanelles by the German warships 'Goeben' and 'Breslau' and the sequence of events leading to the entry of Turkey into the war. Sent with CHAR 2/114/20. 27 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/23-25 Unannotated copy of CHAR 2/114/15-17. 25 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/26-27 Letter from Archibald Williamson (War Office) to WSC stating that he is available to assist the Government until Midsummer and reporting that Thomas Guthrie is likely to be selected as the Coalition Liberal candidate for Moray and Nairn [Scotland]. 27 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/28 Letter from [WSC] to Rear-Admiral Herbert Richmond reporting that he cannot find the copy of Richmond's book that was thought to have been sent to him, and generally agreeing with Richmond's reply to the First Sea Lord [Lord Beatty, earlier Sir David Beatty]. 28 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/29-31 Letter from [WSC] (in the train) to [David Lloyd George] suggesting Leopold Amery, 7th Lord Londonderry or William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] as Foreign Office and Colonial Office Under-Secretaries in the House of Commons or the House of Lords, insisting that Sir James Stevenson should go to the Lords as business adviser to the Colonial Office, recommending Sir Philip Sassoon to a government post, referring to the future role of Frederick Guest, and expressing the wish to retain control of the War Office in order to carry through measures relating to Mesopotamia and General Sir Aylmer Haldane. Typescript copy. 30 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/32-33 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/114/34-35. 03 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/34-35 Letter from Lord Curzon (Hotel du Parc, Cannes, [France]) to WSC agreeing that 7th Lord Londonderry should be Under-Secretary of State for Colonies in the House of Lords and Leopold Amery should hold the same position in the Commons, but refusing to have William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] as the Foreign Office Under-Secretary, and hoping that he (Curzon) will retain the services of Lord Peel in the House of Lords. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/114/32-33. 03 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/36 Letter from (Colonial Office) to Edward Marsh returning a letter to WSC from Sam Hughes [see CHAR 2/114/37] and reporting that Sir George Fiddes advises Major-General Garnet Hughes to contact the Crown Agents. 05 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/37 Letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Sam Hughes (20 Nepean Street, Ottawa, Canada) to WSC suggesting that his son Major-General Garnet Hughes could become supervising engineer of one of the projects being carried out on the Gold Coast [later Ghana, Africa], India, Mesopotamia [later Iraq] or Palestine. 19 Jan 1921
CHAR 2/114/38-39 Letter from Sir Ernest Pollock [later Lord Hanworth], Solicitor-General, to WSC advising him that he will not have to stand for re-election provided he becomes Colonial Secretary immediately after leaving the War Office. 07 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/40 Letter from WSC (War Office) to Sir Ernest Cassel asking whether the author of a "scurrilous" article should be prosecuted for criminal libel. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 07 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/41 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sir Sam Hughes advising Major-General Garnet Hughes to contact the Crown Agents for the Colonies [about becoming supervising engineer of a project in the colonies]. Typescript copy. 08 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/42-45 Letter from (War Office) to [WSC] enclosing and summarising a pamphlet by Moreton Frewen [see CHAR 2/114/46] putting forward the idea, prompted by Frewen's visit to north-western Canada and the ideas of John Quincy Adams (6th President of the United States) and others, of "association" as a means of increasing the revenue yield from the Empire. 09 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/46 "The structure of Empire finance", pamphlet by Moreton Frewen putting forward the idea, prompted by Frewen's visit to north-western Canada and the ideas of John Quincy Adams (6th President of the United States) and others, of "association" as a means of increasing the revenue yield from the Empire. Forms the preface to a proposed book based on a series of articles by Frewen for the Daily Telegraph. Sent with CHAR 2/114/42-45. 1921
CHAR 2/114/47 Report of the inaugural meeting of the Empire Resources Committee. 31 Oct 1916
CHAR 2/114/48-50 Letter from [WSC] (War Office) to Andrew Bonar Law showing that there is a vacancy available for a Colonial Office Under-Secretary in the House of Commons and hoping that it will be either Leopold Amery or William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech], or if neither were available 7th Lord Londonderry should represent the Office in the House of Lords, Leslie Wilson being unsuitable. Points out that he did not seek "this odious Mesopotamian embarrassment" and claims that there are millions to be saved in the Middle East. Typescript copy. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh at CHAR 2/114/51. 10 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/51 Copy of CHAR 2/114/48-50 in the hand of Edward Marsh. 10 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/52 Letter from [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] (32 Curzon Street, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Colonies, thanking him for his letter on his (Reading's) acceptance of the Vice-Royalty of India, and hoping they can meet for a talk. 12 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/53-54 Letter from Victor Spencer [later Lord Churchill] (Clifton Place, [London]) to WSC asking to be considered for any jobs which will give him political experience. 15 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/55 Letter from Lord Curzon (1 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC agreeing to the appointment of 7th Lord Londonderry as representative of the Colonial Office in the House of Lords but opposing the appointment of William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] as Under-Secretary in the House of Commons because Gore is mistrusted in the Foreign Office as a result of his use of confidential information obtained at the Paris Peace Conference to attack the Government. 15 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/56 Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Lord Curzon thanking him [for agreeing to the appointment of 7th Lord Londonderry as representative of the Colonial Office in the House of Lords], stating that Leopold Amery will continue to represent the office in the House of Commons until WSC returns from Egypt. Suggests that Curzon is being a little too severe on [William Ormsby-Gore] but expresses his own preference for Lord Winterton (later Lord Turnour) [as Under-Secretary]. Copy. 16 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/57 Letter from Edward Marsh to Victor Spencer [later Lord Churchill] stating that WSC cannot at present help him obtain a political appointment. Typescript copy. 17 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/58 Letter from [WSC] (Downing Street) to Brigadier-General Sir William Horwood [Metropolitan Police Commissioner] asking if he can take any action in the divorce case of Detective-Sergeant Henry Hunter, who has been guarding him for nearly twelve months. Typescript copy. 18 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/59-60 Letter from [? WSC] (Downing Street) to Sir Eyre Crowe on the need to do something about the confiscation by the Czechoslovak government of the estate in Moravia of Baron de Forest [Count de Bendern]. Typescript copy. 18 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/61 Pages from the Weekly Dispatch including article by Lady Nora Bentinck on the reminiscences of ex-Kaiser Wilhelm II. 06 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/62 Compliments slip from the Secretary of State for India [Edwin Montagu]. Accompanied CHAR 2/114/63-65. [Feb] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/63-65 Memorandum by Edwin Montagu proposing a plebiscite among Greek and Turkish populations in the area of pre-war Turkey because the nationality and population statistics on which the provisions of the Treaty of Sevres was based are not reliable. Typescript copy. 21 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/66 Letter from Lord Curzon (1 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC stating that he does not wish to oppose the appointment of William Ormsby-Gore [later 4t Lord Harlech] to the Mandates Commission but thinks he will be "an anxiety rather than a solace" to them. 23 Feb [1921]
CHAR 2/114/67 Compliments slip from the Secretary of State for India [Edwin Montagu]. Accompanied CHAR 2/114/68-69. 24 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/68-69 Memorandum by Edwin Montagu suggesting that if Adrianople [later Edirne, Turkey] cannot be returned to Turkish rule it should be administered by Greece in the same way that Smyrna is administered by Turkey. Typescript copy. 24 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/70-71 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (Board of Trade) to WSC returning a letter from Sir George Ritchie [see CHAR 2/114/72-73] and stating that it is not possible to include wolfram production in the proposed Safeguarding of Industries Bill. 01 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/72-73 Letter from Sir George Ritchie to WSC on the desire of the directors and shareholders of Hemerdon Mines Ltd to have wolfram production included in the Key Industries Bill. 18 Feb 1921
CHAR 2/114/74-78 "Statement in support of application by Hemerdon Mines Ltd., for the recognition of wolfram mining as a key industry and the inclusion of wolfram in the list of materials to be protected in the Key Industries Bill of the Government." Sent with CHAR 2/114/72-73. Another copy at CHAR 2/114/79-83. [Feb] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/79-83 Another copy of CHAR 2/114/74-78. [Feb] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/84 Note from a secretary to [WSC] mentioning that Major Gerald Geiger is getting "C's" job and referring to a draft letter for WSC's signature recommending Lieutenant F J Wild for employment on the Reparations Commission [see CHAR 2/114/85]. 01 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/85 Letter from [WSC] to [Sir John Bradbury] recommending Lieutenant F J Wild for employment on the Reparations Commission. Manuscript draft. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/114/86. [01] [Mar] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/86 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/114/85. 01 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/87 Letter from Edward Marsh to Sir George Ritchie reporting that Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] [President of the Board of Trade] has decided that WSC's suggestion of a deputation from Hemerdon Mines Ltd to argue for the inclusion of wolfram mining in the Key Industries Bill would serve no purpose. Annotated typescript copy. 03 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/88-89 Letter from the Maharajah of Alwar (Alwar, Rajputana, [India]) to WSC on: the appointment of Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] as Viceroy of India; the Maharajah's disappointment that WSC will not be coming to India as well as Mesopotamia; the rumour that WSC refused the viceroyalty on financial grounds; the politically calming effect of the visit to India of the Duke of Connaught and the need to follow it up with a visit from the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII]. 01 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/90 Letter from the secretary of the British Imperial Council of Commerce (1, 2 & 3 Oxford Court & 97 Cannon Street, London) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking permission to add WSC's name to the list of honorary vice-presidents of the Council. 14 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/91 Note of the address of the British Military Mission in Paris [France]. [Mar] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/92-93 Telegram, partly in code, from Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) to WSC (c/o British High Commission, Cairo, [Egypt]) summarising the Foreign Office statement on the risings against the Soviet Government in Russia. Copy. [Mar] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/94-95 Foreign Office statement on the risings against the Soviet Government in Russia. 15 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/96 Letter from Sir John Bradbury (British Delegation, Reparation Commission, 131 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris, [France]) to WSC reporting that there is not much chance of F J Wild gaining employment with the Commission. 15 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/97 Telegram from Edward Marsh to WSC that the Lord Privy Seal [Andrew Bonar Law] has resigned for health reasons and that [David Lloyd George] broke down in making the announcement to the House of Commons. Copy. 17 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/98 Telegram from [WSC] to Edward Marsh expressing grief at Andrew Bonar Law's retirement. Copy. 18 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/99 Telegram from Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) to [WSC] reporting that nothing can be settled until after the forthcoming Unionist meeting and that the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Austen Chamberlain] is favourite to become Leader of the House. 18 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/100 Telegram from WSC to Andrew Bonar Law expressing grief at Law's resignation and its cause and thanking him for his political friendship. Typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/114/101. 18 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/101 Another copy of CHAR 2/114/100. 18 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/102 Telegram from Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) to WSC (c/o British High Commission, Jerusalem) on the "Mond Amery proposals". Copy. 28 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/103 Decipher of a telegram from WSC to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) expressing interest in the papers of Sir Alfred Mond [later Lord Melchet] and Leopold Amery on German reparations and asking whether any action was taken on them by the Cabinet. 26 Mar 1921
CHAR 2/114/104-105 Letter from [WSC] (at sea) to the Maharajah of Alwar denying that he refused the Viceroyalty of India, stating that his recent inheritance makes no difference to his political outlook, praising Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs], the new Viceroy, and the Duke of Connaught for visiting India, promising to tell Edwin Montagu of the Maharajah's support for a visit to India by the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII], approving the establishment of the Council of Princes in India, and referring to his efforts to achieve a friendly settlement between Britain and Turkey. Typescript copy. 02 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/106 Letter from Lord Curzon (1 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC claiming that he has tried to make things as easy for WSC's policy as possible. 03 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/107-118 Memorandum by Leopold Amery on the need for a clear and consistent monetary policy which takes account of the new situation after the war. Covers the debt owed to the United States, the internal debt, the avoidance of deflation except as a result of increased production, and stability in the international exchanges. 03 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/119-121 Letter from Mrs Robert Jenney (415 South Nineteenth Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, [United States]) conveying a message from 2nd Lord Dufferin and Ava "from the other side" warning that should Britain go to war she will be utterly defeated by a foreign power and that WSC should not listen to an envoy who "will be sent to you with the idea of bringing you into communication with some third person", and that he should take the opportunity of doing good in Ireland. Lord Kitchener also advocates peace and extends the hand of friendship to WSC. With postscript explaining how she receives the messages and repeating that the spirits see calamity for Britain caused by treachery if war beaks out. 04 Apr 1921 - 15 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/122-124 Letter from Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking him to take up the case of six senior officers in the Inspection Department of the RAF claiming a gratuity for periods of service with the Ministry of Munitions. Encloses related table of figures [see CHAR 2/114/125]. 05 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/125 Table showing pay and periods of service off six senior officers in the Inspection Department of the RAF claiming a gratuity for periods of service with the Ministry of Munitions. Sent with CHAR 2/114/122-124. [Apr] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/126 Note by Edward Marsh referring to the case of six officers in the RAF Aeronautical Inspection Department claiming gratuities for service with the Ministry of Munitions. 20 Apr [1921]
CHAR 2/114/127 Memorandum on the case of six officers in the RAF Aeronautical Inspection Department claiming gratuities for service with the Ministry of Munitions. [Apr] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/128 Notes referring to [? the invitation to WSC to become a vice-president of the Overseas Golf Club] [see CHAR 2/114/129] and concluding that it is unnecessary. 12 Apr [1921]
CHAR 2/114/129 Letter from R Wortley Dodd, honorary secretary of the Over-seas Club and Patriotic League (General Buildings, Aldwych, London) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) inviting him to become a vice-president of the Over-seas Golf Club. 05 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/130 Letter from Lord Dundonald (Mains Lodge, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC asking permission to use his correspondence with WSC for his (Dundonald's) history of the early use of smoke screens during the war. 07 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/131 Letter from Edward Marsh to S K Brown enclosing an extract from a letter from the Maharajah of Alwar to WSC [not present] to show to Edwin Montagu. Typescript copy. 07 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/132 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (11 Downing Street) to WSC criticising those who thought that Andrew Bonar Law's retirement "was the occasion for the official birth of the new party" and urging that progress in this direction be made slowly. Chamberlain wishes to talk to WSC about his journey to the Middle East and is triumphant about the outcome of the Budget. 08 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/133 Letter from Andrew Bonar Law (Hotel Bellevue, Cannes, [France]) to WSC thanking him for his letter on his resignation and explaining that abnormal blood pressure has forced him to rest. 09 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/134 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC thanking him for his congratulations [on Horne's appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer] but wishing he could have stayed as President of the Board of Trade because he does not feel that he has the capacity for his new office. 09 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/135 Note from (10 Downing Street) to WSC referring to the hindering of [? Sir Charles] Harington by "the unspeakable Rattigan". [Apr] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/136 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh asking him to write to Brigadier-General Sir William Horwood to confirm that Detective Sergeant Henry Hunter has been dismissed. 12 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/137 Letter from Detective Sergeant Henry Hunter (47 Onslow Gardens, Muswell Hill, London) to WSC reporting that his appeal to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police against his dismissal has failed, recalling his time protecting WSC at the Admiralty and the War Office, and asking for WSC's help in securing a position in a Colonial police force. 11 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/138-139 Letter from Detective Sergeant Henry Hunter (Special Branch, Metropolitan Police, Scotland House, [London]) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking for support in his appeal to the Commissioner against dismissal [for alleged adultery] [see CHAR 2/114/140-142]. 06 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/140-142 Appeal by [Detective Sergeant Henry Hunter] to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police against dismissal because of alleged adultery. Copy sent with CHAR 2/114/138-139. [Apr] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/143 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Herbert Creedy expressing the wish to resume using the official War Office car. Typescript copy. 11 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/144 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Dundonald asking him to send the file [of correspondence between himself and Dundonald]. Typescript copy. 11 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/145 Letter from Lord Dundonald (Mains Lodge, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC enclosing [a file of correspondence between himself and WSC] relating to the development of the smoke screen during the war [not present]. 13 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/146 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Sydney Chapman (Board of Trade) asking if it is true that France is obtaining large quantities of coal from Germany for nothing and then exporting it to neutral countries at prices fatal to Britain's coal export trade. Typescript copy. 13 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/147 Letter from Edward Marsh to Brigadier-General Sir William Horwood [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] asking on behalf of WSC what is happening with Detective-Sergeant Henry Hunter, who has been dismissed from the force. Typescript copy. 14 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/148 Letter from Sir Sydney Chapman (Board of Trade) to WSC explaining that the fall in the prices of exported British coal is due to the coal strike and the consequent large increase in the imports of coal from the United States into France and elsewhere rather than the movement of coal from Germany under the reparation agreements. 14 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/149 Letter from Edward Marsh to R Wortley Dodd stating that WSC is unable to become a vice-president of the Overseas Golf Club. Typescript copy. 14 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/150-151 Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel A C Yate, honorary secretary of the Central Asian Society (the Athenaeum, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC inviting him to become a member of the Society, listing distinguished existing members and explaining that the Society's sphere of interest takes in Mesopotamia [later Iraq], Persia [later Iran], Afghanistan, Russian Turkistan, the Caspian and Caucasus, Armenia, Suria, Palestine and Egypt. Typescript copy. 15 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/152 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Mrs Robert Jenney reporting that WSC would be glad to hear of any further communications [from dead British statesmen] which Mrs Jenney might receive. Typescript copy. 18 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/153 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Lord Dundonald reporting that WSC is going to France and that he thinks Dundonald should publish [his history of the use of the smoke screen during the war]. Typescript copy. 18 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/154 Letter from Harry Boyd (Home Office) to Edward Marsh returning a copy of the resolution to be moved at the Early Closing Association's general meeting [see CHAR 2/114/158] and a memorandum on current shops legislation [see CHAR 2/114/155], and requesting that WSC should not show too great an interest in early closing. 19 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/155 Memorandum explaining that opposition arising from bad trading conditions led to the failure of the bill promoted by the Early Closing Association in 1920 and that conditions are still not favourable to an early closing campaign, and that therefore the general meeting of the Association should not be attended by a Government minister. Sent with CHAR 2/114/154. [Apr] [1921]
CHAR 2/114/156-157 Letter from Edwin Montagu (India Office) to WSC complaining that Greek ships are being allowed to use the Dardanelles (supposedly internationalised under the Treaty of Sevres) to attack Turkey, and asking to be sent Colonial Office telegrams. 22 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/158 Resolution to be moved at the annual meeting of the Early Closing Association expressing disappointment at the failure in 1920 of the bill sponsored by the Association and calling on the Government to keep the present compulsory closing bill in force until a more satisfactory measure can be passed. Sent with CHAR 2/114/154. 16 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/159 Letter from Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (34-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC enclosing the agenda for the Association's annual meeting [see CHAR 2/114/160] and drawing his attention to the main resolution [calling on the Government to keep the present compulsory closing act in force] and the list of bodies in favour of early closing. 27 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/160 Agenda of the 79th annual meeting of the Early Closing Association. Printed. Sent with CHAR 2/114/159. 21 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/161 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Curzon pointing out the verbosity and consequent high cost of the telegrams sent by Herman Norman [British Minister in Teheran, Persia, later Iran] and accepting an invitation to visit. Typescript copy. 27 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/162 Letter from Brigadier-General Sir [William] Edmund Ironside [Commander, North Persian Force] (Hospital, Basra, [Mesopotamia, later Iraq]) to WSC, thanking him for his kind telegram. Ironside reports that he had been in hospital for three weeks, and would probably be there for another month, with a simple fracture, but was in little pain. He hopes to be home and walking by the end of June, so that he should be fit to return to Mesopotamia by the first week of October. Finally he writes that there shouldn't be any ill-effects from his fracture, and the hospital staff only complain of his muscles being too strong. 29 Apr [1921]
CHAR 2/114/163 Letter from Sir William Graham Greene to Edward Marsh arguing that WSC would be justified in pressing for Sir Albert Stern to be awarded a higher rank in the legion d'honneur than chevalier. 29 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/164 Letter from Gerald Chichester (British Embassy, Paris, [France]) to Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) enclosing a note from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs [see CHAR 2/114/165] showing the respective ranks in the Legion d'Honneur awarded to Francis Lyon, Charles Stuart Wilson, Sir Albert Stern and Harold Collinson. 17 Apr 1921
CHAR 2/114/165 Note in French from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the British Ambassador in Paris showing the respective ranks in the Legion d'Honneur awarded to Francis Lyon, Charles Stuart Wilson, Sir Albert Stern and Harold Collinson. Typescript copy. 12 Apr 1921