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Reference code: CHAR 2/3

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Date: 31 Jul 1901 - 14 Dec 1904

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CHAR 2/3/1-25 Letter from F.E. Lawson-[ ] to WSC, on reform of the Army Medical Department. 31 Jul 1901
CHAR 2/3/25a Cutting from the Morning Post, report on speech by Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Lord St Aldwyn to his constituents in Clifton, on the Education Bill, resistance to the payment of Rates, the growth of national expenditure and the reform of the Army and Navy. 30 Sep 1902
CHAR 2/3/26 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, asking for information on the Militia and the Volunteers. 27 Oct 1902
CHAR 2/3/27 Letter from Arnold White to WSC, congratulations on speech on the Army, opposing the Broderick reforms on the grounds of expense. 20 Jan 1903
CHAR 2/3/28-30 Letter from Major Ernest Gordon to WSC, on the need for co-operation between critics of the Army. 01 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/31-32 Letter from Captain G. Ripley to WSC, on his reasons for his voluntary retirement from the Army. 01 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/33 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton, War Office, to WSC, on his willingness to provide help and information, in spite of the difficulties caused by WSC's "present attitude to my official chief" [St John Brodrick]. 05 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/34 Accounts showing income and expenditure of a 10 Company Territorial Battalion, [The Northumberland Fusiliers] by H. Worsley Gough. [1903]
CHAR 2/3/35 Letter from Lady Jeune [later Lady St Helier] to WSC, partly personal, also on Army reform. 14 Feb [1903]
CHAR 2/3/36-40 Letter from John Vaughan to WSC, sending notes on The Problem of the Army, published in The Times, Jan 1903. 08 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/41 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn] to WSC, on visit to India, and his reluctance to return to Britain to attack the 1901 Army Reform Scheme. 14 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/42-43 Letter from H. Worsley Gough, Northumberland Fusiliers, to WSC, giving the needs and requirements of the Volunteer Force, particularly need to reform finances see also his accounts CHAR 2/3/34. 16 Feb [1903]
CHAR 2/3/43a Letter from Francis Mowatt to WSC on the War Office and the Army. [17 Feb 1903]
CHAR 2/3/44 Letter from Harry Scott to WSC, on difficulties of the Northumberland Volunteer Artillery due to obsolete guns and the new Volunteer Regulations causing decline in the number of volunteers. 17 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/45-47 Letter from Frank Howard to WSC, enclosing notes on rules and regulations governing medical and physical examination of candidates for the Army. 18 Feb [1903]
CHAR 2/3/48-61 Letter from Major M. Quayle Jones to WSC, enclosing notes on militia recruiting, clothing and barracks. 21 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/62 Letter from Charles a Court Repington to WSC, commenting on speech by St John Brodrick on Army reform. 23 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/63 Letter from John Samuels to WSC, on the problems of the Volunteer Artillery. 25 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/64-65 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn] to WSC, on House of Commons debate on Army reform. 26 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/66-67 Letter from R. Cecil Hedley to WSC, on his opposition to the new regulations governing the Volunteer Forces. 27 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/68-72 Notes on the new conditions of efficiency for Volunteers. [1903]
CHAR 2/3/73-74 Letter from Savile Hoyle, 2nd Lieutenant, Glamorgan Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers) to WSC, on problems of training the Volunteer Artillery on modern quick firing guns, also on the attitude of the War Office to the Volunteer Forces. 27 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/75-76 Letter from Charles a Court Repington to WSC, congratulations on contribution to House of Commons debate on Army reform, enclosing cutting from the Westminster Gazette - "Mr Balfour and the Army". 28 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/77-78 Letter from Colonel M. Moore-Lane to WSC, on the need for reform of the Militia. 28 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/79 Cutting from the Daily Mail, on the strength of the First Army Corps. Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/80-87 Letter from V. Watts to WSC, on Army Courts Martial. 01 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/3/88-89 Letter from John Samuels to WSC, on the problems of the Volunteer Artillery. 04 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/3/90 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] to WSC on spending on military intelligence. 07 Mar [1903]
CHAR 2/3/91-92 Letter from Major H .Young to WSC, on fraud in the Eastern Division, Cape Colony [annotated by WSC, giving opinion that little good would come from scrutiny of the War Accounts]. 15 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/3/93-94 Letter from C.R. Roberts to WSC on recommendation for the Victoria Cross, asking WSC to use his influence to secure award [Roberts had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal]. [Mar 1903]
CHAR 2/3/95-96 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, asking for information on the South African War. 23 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/3/97 Letter from Alfred Hickman to WSC, thanks for copy of speeches on the Army Scheme. 28 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/3/98-100 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on the mismanagement by John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] of the House of Commons debate on Army reform. 23 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/101 Letter from Peter Pollen, War Office, to WSC, giving details of military and naval expenditure in Russia, France, Germany and Italy. 05 Apr 1902
CHAR 2/3/102-106 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on Army Reform; the growth of the Labour movement, contrasting the attitudes of the Conservative and Liberal Parties, and on the situation in Macedonia. 06 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/107 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on voting against the Government, particularly on the Budget. 08 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/108-109 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn] to WSC on the Budget and the Land Bill. 13 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/110-111 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on the question of opposing the Budget. 20 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/112 Letter from J.T. Travis-Clegg, Chairman, Oldham Conservative Association, to WSC, thanks for copy of Mr Broderick's Army, expressing hope that he would be continuing his campaign for "economical efficiency" in the Armed Services [draft, with ms annotations by WSC]. 21 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/113-117 Letter from WSC to J.T. Travis-Clegg, on his reasons for opposing the Brodrick scheme for increase in military spending and the creation of "enormous land forces" [draft, with ms annotations by WSC, final page is a photocopy]. 24 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/118-125 Letter from Henry Fox to WSC, on the loss of 100,000 men from the Army every three years due to desertion and other causes, enclosing copy of letter from "A Businessman" to The Spectator on the subject. 27 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/3/126 Letter from Colonel H.C. Norris, Oxfordshire Hussars, to WSC, on the question of a medal for service with the Yeomanry Forces. 14 Jul 1903
CHAR 2/3/126a-127 Letter from M.S. Kelly to WSC, on the need for houses for the families of the Royal Garrison Regiment stationed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, enclosing cutting from The Toiler, Journal of the Halifax and Dartmouth Trades' and Labor Council. 20 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/3/128-129 Letter from Charles a Court Repington to WSC on Army reform, also on progress with his history of the Boer War. 05 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/3/130 Letter from Charles a Court Repington to WSC, enclosing cuttings from the Westminster Gazette, 7 Dec 1904, "The Army Problem" and The Times, 6 Dec 1904 on Manchuria. 14 Dec 1904
CHAR 2/3/131 Letter from Thomas Gibson Bowles to WSC, on military expenditure. 14 Dec 1904
CHAR 2/3/132 Memorandum by Sidwell Shotton on Australian Naval Defence [incomplete]. [1904]
CHAR 2/3/133 Filing note for letter [not present] from [?] Leo Amery on training officers in Japanese. 11 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/134 Filing note for letter [not present] from J Butterworth on army reform. 14 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/3/135 Filing note for letter [not present] from Leo Amery on army reform. 14 Jan 1903