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Reference code: CHAR 2/151

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CHAR 2/151/1 Letter from Henry Liddell Hart (8 North Hill, Highgate, [London]) to WSC considering the careers of Scipio and General Wolfe as examples of military genius that could not emerge so readily in the modern army. 04 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/2 Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (Cairo, [Egypt]) to WSC on: the consternation caused among the Zaghlulists by the rumour that WSC was to visit Egypt; Lloyd's difficulties over the retention of British officials and other economic and administrative problems. 07 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/3 Letter from Percy Loraine (British Legation, Athens, [Greece]) to WSC enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/151/4-5 and reporting that he sent Sir Austen Chamberlain a telegram about WSC's meeting with Michalakopoulos in Athens. 15 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/4-5 Pages from Greek newspapers reporting WSC's visit to Athens, including cartoons of him. Sent with CHAR 2/151/3. [Jan] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/6 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Yole Collenz stating that WSC does not wish to give interviews during his short holiday in Rome [Italy]. Carbon typescript copy. 16 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/7-8 Letter from Yole Collenz (Rome, [Italy]) to WSC asking for an interview and submitting a list of questions about the settlement of war debts and other matters. 15 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/9 Note about the placing of three maps in a box as museum items. Apr 1962
CHAR 2/151/10 Letter from Edward Marsh to Isaac Newton Moss conveying WSC's thanks for the maps he sent. Carbon typescript copy. 31 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/11 Letter from Isaac Newton Moss (Boscombe Mansions, Marina, St Leonard's-on-Sea, [Sussex]) to WSC sending some old maps [not present], expressing pleasure at WSC's visit to Greece and remembering when he saw Lord Randolph Churchill and his two sons arrive at Birmingham New Street station. 28 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/12 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Abe Bailey praising the article on Anglo-American relations which Bailey sent him and expressing a keen interest in South African politics. Typescript copy. 31 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/13 Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to WSC on the improving relations between the British and Dutch communities in South Africa. 31 Dec 1926
CHAR 2/151/14 Letter from WSC to Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] expressing regret that he could not attend the dinner held to mark Greenway's elevation to the peerage and praising his advancement of British interests in the oil world. Typescript copy. 31 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/15 Letter from Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] (Britannic House, Finsbury Circus, London) to WSC regretting that WSC could not be present at the dinner held to mark Greenway's elevation to the peerage because he wanted to thank him for all he has done for the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Encloses his speech on the occasion [see CHAR 2/151/16-24]. 26 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/16-24 Part of a speech by Lord Greenway [earlier Sir Charles Greenway] praising WSC's role in the establishment of the Anglo-Persian Oil Company. Sent with CHAR 2/151/15. 25 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/25-26 Letter from Alan Pitt Robbins (The "Times", Printing House Square, London) to WSC asking for a contribution to the fund which the Times Publishing Company wishes to raise towards the establishment of a convalescent home for journalists on the Oak Hill Estate in Ipswich [Suffolk]. Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/27-31 Account by A N Cantalamessa-Carboni of his unsuccessful efforts to secure an interview with WSC on the train to Rome. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/151/32-36. [Jan] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/32-36 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/151/27-31. [Jan] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/37 Letter from Sir Edwin Stockton (Jodrell Hall, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire) to WSC praising his recent speech in Manchester on trade union reform. 05 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/38-39 Letter from Edward Spears (8 Little College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that there is widespread support in the Bosworth Division [of Leicestershire] for the abolition of the political levy. Annotated by WSC that this should be shown to the Prime Minister. 20 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/40-41 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] on the abolition of the trade unions' political levy. Carbon typescript copy. 22 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/42 Instruction from [WSC] to James Grigg to send a letter to Sir Horace Wilson. 22 Feb [1927]
CHAR 2/151/43-44 Letter from Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] to WSC returning CHAR 2/151/45-46 and reporting on the opposition among Lancashire trade unionists to legislation affecting the political levy and their support for the protection of benefit funds from use for strike purposes. 19 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/45-46 Letter from Cuthbert Headlam (House of Commons) to [WSC] on the need for the Government to help its trade unionist supporters by reforming the way in which the political levy is collected. Annotated by WSC that this was shown to the Prime Minister. 19 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/47-48 Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to WSC on: "the Chancellor's Fund"; relations with China, Japan and Russia; the conviction of Peter Wright for libel on William Gladstone, who was godfather to Pumfrey's nephew. 22 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/49 Envelope accompanying CHAR 2/151/47-48. [Feb] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/49A Memorial card to Alexander Goalen, vicar of St Ives, Cornwall. Sent with CHAR 2/151/47-48. 17 Jan 1872
CHAR 2/151/49B Memorial card to Anne Goalen, wife of Alexander Goalen, vicar of St Ives, Cornwall. Sent with CHAR 2/151/47-48. 08 Aug 1911
CHAR 2/151/49C Memorial card to Robert Goalen, son of Alexander Goalen, vicar of St Ives, Cornwall. Sent with CHAR 2/151/47-48. 08 Mar 1884
CHAR 2/151/50 Envelope which contained CHAR 2/151/47-49. [Feb] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/51 Letter from Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] to WSC explaining why he appointed another candidate rather than WSC's butler as an assistant usher in the Metropolitan Police Court Service. 25 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/52 Letter from Cyril Patteson (12a Porchester Court, Porchester Gardens, [London]) to WSC reporting that he is only just able to make ends meet and complaining that in his present job he cannot make use of his knowledge of aeroplanes and motors. 06 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/53 Letter from [WSC] to Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] advising him not to take any notice of the accusation by Philip Snowden [later Lord Snowden] that he has been inconsistent in his attitude to Russia as a result of WSC's influence]. Typescript carbon copy. 07 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/54 Letter from Robert Boothby [later Lord Boothby] to WSC explaining that the speech he made [in the House of Commons] on the previous day was part of an anti-Russian campaign he has been fighting in the north of Scotland and denying the charge by Philip Snowden [later Lord Snowden] that he had changed his views on Russia to suit those of WSC in the hope of becoming an under-secretary. 04 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/55 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to William Roberts stating that WSC is not able [to allow him to view the library in 11 Downing Street]. Carbon typescript copy. 08 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/56 Letter from William Roberts (Metropolitan Rooms, 75 Chancery Lane, London) to [Edward Marsh] asking permission to view the library in 11 Downing Street. 03 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/57 Letter from Ernest Esdaile (65 Herne Hill, London) to Edward Marsh thanking him for WSC's agreement to be quoted [in Esdaile's book on elocution]. 11 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/58 Letter from Edward Marsh to Ernest Esdaile conveying WSC's agreement to being quoted [in Esdaile's book on elocution]. Carbon typescript copy. 09 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/59 Letter from Ernest Esdaile (65 Herne Hill, London) to Edward Marsh enclosing quotations from WSC [not present] [which he wishes to use in his book on elocution]. 05 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/60 Note referring to CHAR 2/151/61. 27 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/61 Letter from Ernest Esdaile (65 Herne Hill, London) to WSC asking permission to quote him in his planned book on elocution. 23 Feb 1927
CHAR 2/151/62 Business card of J E Poole, news representative in London of the "Montreal Star" [Canada]. [1927]
CHAR 2/151/63-64 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/151/65. 14 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/65 Telegram from J E Poole [news representative in London of the "Montreal Star"] reporting that Sir Thomas White, the former Canadian Finance Minister, has written to the press contradicting WSC on Canada's financial contribution during the war and requesting that WSC make a statement in reply. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/151/63-64. 14 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/66 Letter from Edward Marsh to William Roberts, secretary of the War Seal Foundation, stating that WSC does not wish to have an exhibition of his paintings. Carbon typescript copy. 21 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/67-68 Letter from William Roberts, secretary of the War Seal Foundation (War Seal Mansions, Fulham Road, [London]) to WSC asking whether he would like an exhibition of his paintings to be staged to raise funds for the Foundation. 18 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/69 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC enclosing the remainder of the manuscript [of his political history of the war between 1914 and 1916] [not present] and pointing out that he does not make any charge against WSC's public morals. 26 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/70-71 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (2 Garden Court, Temple, [London]) commenting on the proofs of Beaverbrook's political history of the war between 1914 and 1916 and stating that he has no objection to the publication of his telegram of 1914 offering to take charge of the defence of Antwerp [Belgium]. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/72-73 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (23 St Bride Street, London) to WSC enclosing proofs of the first three chapters of his political history of the war between 1914 and 1916 [not present] and commenting on the passages relating to WSC. 22 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/74 Note from WSC to Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/151/75. 27 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/75 Letter from J Ellis Barker (Albion Lodge, Fortis Green, East Finchley, [London]) to WSC enclosing his book "Good health and happiness: a new science of health" [not present] and asking his opinion of it. 24 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/76 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/151/77, CHAR 2/151/78CHAR 2/152/79-80. [1927]
CHAR 2/151/77 Letter from WSC (Treasury Chambers) to Sir Archibald Salvidge describing Stanley Baldwin's appreciation of Salvidge's work for the Conservatives in Liverpool and his (Balwin's) attitude to the attempt by Sir Leslie Scott to break Salvidge's dominance of Liverpool politics, and urging Salvidge to meet Baldwin so that relations between them can be as good as those between WSC and Baldwin. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 31 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/78 Letter from Sir Archibald Salvidge (Constitutional Club, Northumberland Avenue, [London]) to WSC on Sir Leslie Scott's "intrigue" against him as leader of the Conservatives in Liverpool. 31 Mar 1927
CHAR 2/151/79-80 Letter from Sir Archibald Salvidge (Constitutional Association, 2 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool) to WSC on his response to Sir Leslie Scott's attempts to undermine his political position in Liverpool. 02 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/81-82 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Robin Hood Farm, Kingston Vale, [London]) to WSC on the efforts in China to bring about an understanding between Chang Kai Shek and Chang Tso Lin. 02 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/83 Note from WSC to Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/151/84-85. Typescript. 09 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/84-85 Letter from A Hynes (Shawmut, Anstye, Sussex) to WSC asking him to be a guarantor of his mortgage of a life insurance policy. 07 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/86 Letter from Crawford Greene (House of Commons) to WSC on arrangements for WSC to make a speech on the Budget at the Phonofilm studio. Annotated by WSC: "I am vy doubtful about this" and "no". 12 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/87 Note from WSC to Edward Marsh referring to CHAR 2/151/88-89. 09 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/88-89 Letter from Crawford Greene (5 West Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC suggesting that he make a speech on the Budget at the Phonofilm studios, the result being distributed to cinemas. 07 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/90 Envelope with note referring to congratulatory letters on the Budget speech. 1927
CHAR 2/151/91 Letter from Sir Edwin Stockton (90 George Street, Manchester) to WSC congratulating him on his budget speech. 11 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/92-93 Letter from Rupert Beckett (34 Grosvenor Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget and quoting praise of it from the "Yorkshire Post". 12 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/94 Letter from Edward Peacock (8 Bishopsgate, London) to WSC praising his Budget. 12 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/95 Letter from Sir Harry Goschen (12 Austin Friars, [London]) to [WSC] praising his Budget and reporting that it has been well received in the City. 12 Apr [1927]
CHAR 2/151/96 Letter from Hazel, Lady Lavery (5 Cromwell Place, [London]) to WSC praising his Budget speech. 11 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/97 Letter from D J Macdonald (South Saint Roque's Works, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC praising his Budget speech and his measures to remove unnecessary government departments. 12 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/98 Letter from ? (36 St James's Street, London) to WSC congratulating him on the Budget and referring to the political difficulties being experienced by himself and Sir Archibald Salvidge in Liverpool. 12 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/99 Letter from W Stimpson, president of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, to WSC expressing the approval of himself and his colleagues for the Budget, particularly the determination to maintain the Sinking Fund and not to raise taxation. 12 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/100 Letter from Ronald McNeill [later Lord Cushendun] (18 Cadogan Place, [London]) to WSC praising his two speeches on the Budget and asserting that WSC has become more brilliant since returning to the Conservatives. Encloses CHAR 2/151/101. 14 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/101 Letter from Claude Montefiore (42 Portman Square, [London]) to Ronald McNeill [later Lord Cushendun] praising WSC's [concession to schools in the Budget]. Sent with CHAR 2/151/100. 13 Apr [1927]
CHAR 2/151/102 Letter from J Campbell (25 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC recalling having accompanied WSC at meetings in Glasgow [Scotland] in 1905 or 1906, enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/151/103 and referring to [? the latest volume of "The World Crisis"]. 19 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/103 "The last of the battle cruisers": humorous poem on naval policy featuring Vice-Admiral Cyril Fuller and WSC. Sent with CHAR 2/151/102. [Apr] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/104 Mystified notes by WSC, Edward Marsh and Clarice Fisher referring to CHAR 2/151/102 and CHAR 2/151/103. 23 Apr 1927 - 27 Apr [1927]
CHAR 2/151/105 Letter from [WSC] to Lord George Hamilton thanking him for praising the Budget and pointing out that it has had good immediate results. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/106 Letter from Lord George Hamilton (17 Montagu Street, Portman Square, [London]) to WSC praising the Budget. 13 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/107 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to W H Elliott conveying WSC's thanks for a copy of "Black and White" [not present] and sending a postal order for five shillings. Carbon typescript copy. 25 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/108 Letter from to W H Elliott (118 Queens Road, East Grinstead, [Sussex]) to WSC sending [an edition of "Black and White"] featuring WSC after his escape from Pretoria. [Apr] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/109 Letter from J M Barrie (Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, [London]) to WSC asking whether he can do anything to help Peter Davies, who wishes to secure from the Italian government the sole rights to photographs of the archaeological excavations at Herculaneum. 24 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/110 Letter from [WSC] to Captain Kenneth Dewar agreeing to try and get the Harper Report [on the Battle of Jutland] published when Parliament reassembles. Carbon typescript copy. 25 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/111 Letter from Captain Kenneth Dewar (Ashwood House, The Drive, Sevenoaks, [Kent]) to WSC asking him to arrange for the Harper Report on the Battle of Jutland to be published to meet criticism of WSC's interpretation of the battle, and congratulating him on the Budget. 15 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/112 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Percy MacArthur enclosing an autographed photograph of WSC [not present]. Carbon typescript copy. 26 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/113 Letter from Percy MacArthur (55 Wellington Road, Dublin, [Ireland]) to CSC asking for a signed photograph of WSC and praising his role in the Irish settlement. 13 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/114 Letter from Leonard Hammond (35 Rosebank Road, Hanwell, [Middlesex]) to WSC asking for one of WSC's water colours. 27 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/115 Letter from [WSC] to Professor F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell] enclosing copies of CHAR 2/151/116 and 120. Carbon typescript copy. 28 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/116 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Hugh Trenchard [later 1st Lord Trenchard] offering to arrange a meeting between him and Professor F A Lindemann [later Lord Cherwell] to discuss improvements in the accuracy of bombing. Carbon typescript copy. 28 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/117 Note from Margery Street to Clarice Fisher stating that CSC knows nothing about [John Leisk Wilkinson; see CHAR 2/151/119]. [May] [1927]
CHAR 2/151/118 Note from Clarice Fisher to Margery Street asking whether she knows anything about [John Leisk Wilkinson; see CHAR 2/151/119]. 03 May 1927
CHAR 2/151/119 Letter from John Leisk Wilkinson (Norfolk House, Brockhurst, Gosport, Hampshire) to WSC asking for some money towards the medical and funeral expenses of his lately deceased sister, Jessie Wilkinson. 29 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/120 Letter from Sir Hugh Trenchard (Air Ministry) to WSC asking whether he knows anyone he could talk to about improvements to bomb sights. Typescript copy. 27 Apr 1927
CHAR 2/151/121 Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/151/122 and CHAR 2/151/123. c 1987
CHAR 2/151/122 Letter from Odo Russell (British Legation to the Holy See, Rome, [Italy]) to WSC on arrangements for WSC's audience with the Pope. 18 Jan 1927
CHAR 2/151/123 Letter from King Manuel II of Portugal (Fulwell Park, Twickenham, Middlesex) to WSC apologising for the delay in thanking him for two volumes of "The World Crisis" and inviting him and CSC to visit. 18 Apr 1927