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CHAR 2/157/1 Letter from Lord Burnham [earlier Harry Webster] (13 Bryanston Square, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his praise of the "Daily Telegraph" during Burnham's period of ownership, explaining why he has sold the paper and expressing confidence in the new owners. 18 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/2 Page from the "Empire News" featuring article by A G Hales on the exploits of "One-eyed McGill". Sent with CHAR 2/157/3. 15 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/3 Letter from A G Hales (Plas Cayley, Ebberston Road, Rhos-on-Sea, [Denbighshire and Carnarvonshire, Wales]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/157/2 and informing him that he will refer to WSC in the serialisation of his life story and asking for a photograph for inclusion in this. 15 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/4 Letter from WSC to Edward Spears advising him to see John Davidson [later 1st Lord Davidson] [chairman of the Conservative Party] about obtaining a seat. Typescript copy. 02 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/5 Letter from Edward Spears to WSC asserting that he fought the Bosworth Division [of Leicestershire] on the understanding that he would then be given a safe seat and asking WSC to support his case to John Davidson [later 1st Lord Davidson] [chairman of the Conservative Party]. 30 Dec 1927
CHAR 2/157/6-7 Letter from Lord Lloyd [earlier Sir George Lloyd] (The Residency, Cairo, [Egypt]) to WSC on his unsuccessful efforts to get the promotion of Bertram Romilly approved in the face of obstruction by Saurat Pasha. 08 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/8 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Burnham [earlier Harry Webster] expressing regret that he is selling the "Daily Telegraph" and praising the paper's conduct during Burnham's period of ownership. Typescript copy. 16 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/8A Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/157/8C-D and reporting that she has written to David Lloyd George advocating taxation of foreign imports. 16 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/8B Cutting from the "Daily Mail": photograph of WSC, Randolph Churchill and [Coco Chanel] at a boar hunt [at Dampierre, France]. 11 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/8C-D Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to the editor of the "Daily Mail" warning that if Britain gives up Egypt she will also lose India, criticising the granting of votes to women under thirty, the taking of men's jobs by women, the payment of war debts to the United States, and Stanley Baldwin, and calling for the return to government of David Lloyd George. Copy sent with CHAR 2/157/8A. 23 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/9 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/157/8C-D. Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/10-15 Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] (at sea on the HMS "Queen Elizabeth") to WSC commenting on WSC's paper on the need for a cruiser building programme and considering what would be needed for the protection of convoys in any future war. 20 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/16 Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC praising the intelligence of Lord Ava [later 4th Lord Dufferin and Ava] enclosing a document [not present] "to show what mischief is afoot", reporting that he has received "absolution" from the inspector of taxes over his Gallipoli diary, and that Lord Desborough looked seedy. 22 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/17 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to A G Hales enclosing a photograph of WSC taken during the Boer War [not present]. Carbon typescript copy. 22 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/18 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to A G Hales stating that there is no need to return the photograph of WSC which he was sent and that he can reproduce it in a book. Carbon typescript copy. 31 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/19 Letter from A G Hales (Plas Cayley, Ebberston Road, Rhos-on-Sea, [Denbighshire and Carnarvonshire], Wales) to Clarice Fisher thanking WSC for the photograph of himself and asking permission to use it in a book of reminiscences. 25 Jan 1928
CHAR 2/157/20 Letter from Harold Cox (6 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, [London]) to Edward Marsh enclosing CHAR 2/157/21-24. Annotations include instruction by WSC to send a copy of CHAR 2/157/21-24 to Randolph Churchill. 06 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/21-24 Petition to the House of Commons from the merchants of the City of London against Protectionism. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/157/20. 08 May 1820
CHAR 2/157/25 Letter from Edward Marsh to R Montgomery conveying WSC's thanks for CHAR 2/157/27. Carbon typescript copy. 08 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/26 Note by WSC praising CHAR 2/157/27. Typescript. 08 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/27 Cutting from the "Times": James Ramsay MacDonald's and Philip Snowden's Trade unions policy on the taxation of betting. Sent with CHAR 2/157/28. 06 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/28 Letter from R Montgomery (Clare House, Tiverton, Devon) to WSC enclosing and praising CHAR 2/157/27. 06 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/29 Letter from Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC commenting on Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett's articles [on the Dardanelles campaign] in the "Daily Telegraph", enclosing CHAR 2/157/30 and reporting that his voluntary payment to the income tax inspector has been well received. 13 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/30 Letter from Herbert Cowley (38 Sutherland Place, Westbourne Grove, [London]) to Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) attacking the articles in the "Daily Telegraph" on the Dardanelles campaign by Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett. Copy sent with CHAR 2/157/29. 12 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/31 Letter from Edward Marsh to Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] conveying WSC's thanks for CHAR 2/157/34 and CHAR 2/157/35 and reporting that WSC cannot come to Glasgow [Scotland] before the Budget but will consider doing so at some time before the general election. Carbon typescript copy. 15 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/32 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him on how to answer CHAR 2/157/34. Typescript. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/157/33. 15 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/33 Carbon copy of CHAR 2/157/32. 15 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/34 Letter from Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC suggesting that he visit Glasgow before the Budget and enclosing CHAR 2/157/35. 13 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/35 Newspaper cutting: speech by Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] in Liverpool on the need to encourage the use of coal in place of oil as a marine fuel. Sent with CHAR 2/157/34. [Feb] [1928]
CHAR 2/157/36 Letter from Edward Marsh to F M Box (Conservative and Unionist Central Office) asking for advice about a letter from Sir A S Benn. Carbon typescript copy. 15 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/37 Note from [WSC] to [Edward Marsh] instructing him to ask Conservative Central Office for advice [on a letter from Sir A S Benn]. Typescript. 15 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/38 Letter from Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia (Chateau Choigny, Santeny, France) to [WSC ] appealing for the grant by the British Government of a moratorium on the heavy debts of the Russian Orthodox mission in Jerusalem. 16 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/39 Extract from the "Times": statement by 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] at Oxford rejecting the charge that WSC as Chancellor of the Exchequer was advocating increased spending on the Army and Navy. Typescript copy. 22 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/40 Letter from Sir George Hamilton, Conservative candidate for Ilford (247 High Road, Ilford, Essex) to WSC thanking him for his reply to David Lloyd George [see CHAR 2/157/41-43]. 22 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/41-43 Message from WSC to the electors of Ilford [Essex] denying David Lloyd George's claim that government spending has increased dramatically and defending the Government's record generally. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh with annotations by WSC. Carbon typescript copy at CHAR 2/157/44-46. 21 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/44-46 Carbon typescript copy of CHAR 2/157/41-43. 21 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/47 Letter from WSC to Sir William Tyrrell congratulating him on his appointment as ambassador to France, recalling their time together at the Admiralty and referring to the need for reconciliation between Britain, Germany and France. Typescript copy. 23 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/48-49 Letter from Sir William Tyrrell (Foreign Office) to WSC thanking him for his letter [congratulating him on his appointment as ambassador to France], expressing support for WSC's policy towards France and Germany, praising his work at the Admiralty in 1914 and noting that CSC is making good progress after her illness. 23 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/50 Letter from A G Hales (Place Cayley, Ebberston Road, Rhos-on-Sea, [Denbighshire and Carnarvonshire], Wales) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/157/51 and complaining about a printing error in it. 17 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/51 Cutting from "Empire News": favourable article by A G Hales on WSC in the Boer War. Sent with CHAR 2/157/50. 04 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/52 Letter from Herbert Vivian (Hotel Sola, Arles-sur-Tech, Pyrenees Orientales, France) to WSC on [Vivian's plan to set up a Royalist International and an international anti-Bolshevik paper, the bad treatment of Empress Zita, and Vivian's book on secret societies. 11 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/53 Letter from [WSC] to Herbert Vivian expressing the wish to see Vivian's book on secret societies and to keep clear of the anti-Bolshevik organisation Vivian is setting up. Carbon typescript copy. 08 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/54 Letter from Herbert Vivian (Hotel Sola, Arles-sur-Tech, Pyrenees Orientales, France) to WSC explaining that he is setting up a Royalist International and an international anti-Bolshevik newspaper and plans to use the radio for propaganda purposes, and offering to send WSC a copy of his book on secret societies. 04 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/55 Letter from WSC to Henry Liddell-Hart hoping that he will have a chance to discuss various topics of military history with him. Typescript copy. 14 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/56 Letter from Henry Liddell-Hart to WSC expressing the wish to be WSC's biographer and discussing the lessons to be learnt from the military history of the Byzantine Empire and General Sherman's campaign in 1864, which he believes can be used to argue in favour of WSC's Dardanelles strategy. 10 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/57 Letter from Edward Marsh to Professor Bernadotte Schmitt conveying WSC's regret that he cannot see Schmitt and reporting that he cannot add anything to the account of his meeting with Albert Ballin which appears in "The World Crisis". Carbon typescript copy. 14 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/58 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/157/59. Typescript. 14 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/59 Letter from Bernadotte Schmitt, professor of modern history in the University of Chicago [United States] (2 Bedford Place, London) to WSC asking to see him about his meeting with Albert Ballin on 24 July 1914 in connection with Schmitt's planned book on the outbreak of the war. 12 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/60 Letter from the United States embassy to WSC introducing Bernadotte Schmitt, professor of modern history in the University of Chicago [United States], who wishes to see WSC [in connection with his planned book about the outbreak of the war]. 03 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/61 Letter from 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell (34 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, [London]) to WSC praising his speech [on the Racecourse Betting Bill]. 16 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/62-63 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] describing how he mobilised the Navy in 1914 without the Cabinet's authority. Carbon typescript copy. 18 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/64 Notes by Edward Marsh on the account by Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] of the mobilisation of the Navy in 1914. [Mar] [1928]
CHAR 2/157/65 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC asking him to read his account of his visit to Admiralty House [in August 1914]. 16 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/66-67 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC on the way in which the book he is publishing will show WSC's role in government in 1914 and 1915 in a good light, and expressing the wish to publish WSC's letter to Andrew Bonar Law appealing to have his conduct at the Admiralty judged on the basis of the facts. 21 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/68 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (42 Bettridge Road, Fulham, [London]) to WSC enclosing a copy of WSC's letter of 21 May 1915 to Andrew Bonar Law [appealing for his conduct at the Admiralty to be judged on the basis of the facts] [see CHAR 2/157/105-107]. 21 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/69 Note that WSC has no objection to the publication of his letter [of 21 May 1915 to Andrew Bonar Law appealing for his conduct at the Admiralty to be judged on the basis of the facts] but would like to see it first to refresh his memory. [Mar] [1928]
CHAR 2/157/70-72 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] on the court martial proceedings against Captain Kenneth Dewar and Commander Henry Daniel arising from events on board HMS "Royal Oak". Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/157/73-75. 22 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/73-75 Another copy of CHAR 2/157/70-72. 22 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/76 Letter from [WSC] to William Bridgeman reporting that Captain Kenneth Dewar has declined Lord Beaverbrook's [earlier Sir Max Aitken] offer to pay for a King's Counsel to defend him and Commander Henry Daniel in their court martial and expressing confidence that Dewar's conduct in the case will not damage the Navy's reputation. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/157/77. 22 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/77 Another copy of CHAR 2/157/76. 22 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/78-79 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] giving him permission to publish a letter [of 21 May 1915 from WSC to Andrew Bonar Law appealing for his conduct at the Admiralty to be judged on the basis of the facts], pointing out that all the decisions taken by the new Board of Admiralty and the Coalition War Cabinet were those he was advocating at that time, and remembering his sense of powerlessness after he had resigned. Carbon typescript copy. Copy of another version, consisting only of the first paragraph of this letter, at CHAR 2/157/80. 22 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/80 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] giving him permission to publish a letter [of 21 May 1915 from WSC to Andrew Bonar Law justifying his conduct as First Lord of the Admiralty]. Carbon typescript copy. A fuller version at CHAR 2/157/78-79. 23 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/81 Letter from [WSC] to Colonel J F C Fuller regretting that he does not have time [to write a foreword to Fuller's book, "On Future Warfare"]. Typescript copy. 27 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/82-83 Letter from Colonel J F C Fuller to Edward Marsh expressing gratitude to WSC for agreeing to write a foreword to his book ["On Future Warfare"] and referring to the economies that can be gained from mechanising industrial production, as shown by the decrease in the price of a good car. Annotated by Marsh: "I didn't say you would, only that you wd like to if you found you could.". 22 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/84 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Colonel J F C Fuller asking how long a foreword he wants WSC to write to his new book ["On Future Warfare"]. Carbon typescript copy. 21 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/85 Note from [WSC] to Edward Marsh instructing him how to answer CHAR 2/157/86. Typescript. 21 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/86 Letter from Colonel J F C Fuller (Crowthorne, Farnborough, Hampshire) to WSC asking him to write a foreword for his new book, "On future warfare". 18 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/87 Proof of the preface of J F C Fuller's book, "On future warfare" advocating the mechanisation of the army. 20 Nov 1927
CHAR 2/157/88 Letter from [WSC] to Carlyon Bellairs expressing a high opinion of the abilities of Kenneth Dewar and promising to put Bellairs's idea about picture postcards [featuring scenes in the Empire] to the Post Office. Carbon typescript copy. 27 Mar 1928
CHAR 2/157/89-90 Letter from Carlyon Bellairs (10 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC on the court martial of Kenneth Dewar and the idea that picture postcards featuring scenes of the Empire should go through the office for one halfpenny. 25 Mar [1928]
CHAR 2/157/91 Letter in French from Andre Mauros (Neuilly, [France]) to WSC thanking him for his letter and hoping to see him to discuss the political history of England. 01 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/92-96 Letter from Kenneth Dewar (Branksome, Sevenoaks, [Kent]) to WSC complaining about the conduct of his court martial arising from events on HMS "Royal Oak". 12 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/97-103 Letter from Kenneth Dewar (Branksome, Sevenoaks, [Kent]) to [Sir Oswyn Murray] on the court martial proceedings against him arising from events on HMS "Royal Oak". Typescript copy. 12 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/104 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] (Cherkley, Leatherhead, Surrey) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/157/105-107 and giving what he believes to be the reasons for the fall of Herbert Asquith's government in 1916. 16 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/105-107 Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to Andrew Bonar Law asking for his conduct at the Admiralty to be judged on the basis of the facts. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/157/104. 21 May 1915
CHAR 2/157/108 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Captain Montagu Luck promising to speak to WSC about the appeal for the Westerham branch of the British Legion after his Budget work is over. Carbon typescript copy. 18 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/109 Calling card of Captain Montagu Luck, president of the Westerham branch of the British Legion. [1928]
CHAR 2/157/110 Appeal circular for funds for a British Legion club house for Westerham [Kent]. Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/111-112 Letter from Montagu Luck (Miller's Mead, Westerham, Kent) to Clarice Fisher reporting on contributions to the appeal fund [for a British Legion club house for Westerham] and inviting her to visit. 20 Apr [1928]
CHAR 2/157/113 Letter from Sir James Cosgrave (Stormont Castle, Belfast, Ulster, [Ireland]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget statement, particularly his reference to Northern Ireland. 26 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/114 Note from WSC to Edward Marsh instructing him to tell Captain Kenneth Dewar that he will talk to the First Lord of the Admiralty [William Bridgeman]. Typescript. 29 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/115-116 Letter from Kenneth Dewar (Branksome House, Sevenoaks, [Kent]) to WSC congratulating him on his Budget speech and commenting that the rating reforms should help industry and agriculture and hence reduce unemployment. Reports that he has not been informed by the Admiralty whether he will be enabled to qualify for promotion to rear-admiral, and encloses CHAR 2/157/117-119. 25 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/117-119 Humorous poem on the courts martial arising from events on HMS "Royal Oak". Sent with CHAR 2/157/115-116. [Apr] [1928]
CHAR 2/157/120 Note from WSC to Edward Marsh indicating his willingness to try a sample of perfume [from Zenobia Ltd]. Typescript. 29 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/121-123 Letter from W F Charles, governing director of Zenobia Ltd, perfumers (Woodgate, Loughborough, [Leicestershire]) to WSC proposing to send samples of his company's perfumes and some French perfumes for CSC and WSC's daughters to test and arguing that if they are thereby convinced of his claims that the British flower perfumes are superior to the French the import of French perfumes should be controlled. 26 Apr 1928
CHAR 2/157/124 Pamphlet: "Flowers and their perfumes" by W F Charles, director of the Zenobia Laboratory of Perfumes, Loughborough, [Leicestershire]. c 1928
CHAR 2/157/125 Cataloguer's note referring to CHAR 2/157/126-130. c 1980
CHAR 2/157/126-130 Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (44 Bedford Square, [London]) to WSC assuring him that Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] was never seriously vexed with WSC, and remembering the voyage on the "Enchantress", the 1918 general election, the Paisley by-election, Asquith's ability to forgive his friends more easily than his enemies, the damage to his health caused by political disappointment. Expresses her sense of loss at his death. 22 Feb 1928
CHAR 2/157/131 Note with envelope referring to CHAR 2/157/126-130. [Feb] [1928]
CHAR 2/157/132-136 Notes by WSC and William Bridgeman on the court martial of Captain Kenneth Dewar and Commander Henry Daniel arising from events on HMS "Royal Oak". [Apr] [1928]