Correspondents include: David Hecht and J Arthur Leve of Leve, Hecht, Hadfield and Clarke, WSC's US lawyers (14); David Scott [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; [11th] Lord Lothian [earlier Philip Kerr, British Ambassador to the United States] (7); Sir John Simon [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Sir Thomas Barnes, Treasury Solicitor (4); "B B" [Brendan Bracken, Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Admiralty] Private Secretary [Bernard] Sendall, WSC's secretary [Kathleen] Hill, and "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Terence O'Connor [Solicitor-General].
Subjects covered by the file include: the suspension of Louis Levy, WSC's original attorney; Griffin's motives and whether he is backed by Germany; the question of whether to let the action go undefended; the government taking the case off WSC's hands; WSC's legal costs.
Also includes: statement by WSC of his views on the matter; extracts from "The World Crisis" and speeches and articles by WSC on the United States, and World War I and international affairs since its end; copies of various legal papers including sworn affidavits; cuttings from the New York Enquirer and the News Sentinel on the case and WSC's alleged remarks; copy of memorandum by HM Government Law Officers.
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