Correspondents include: [1st Lord] Carson on India; "Bertie" [7th Duke of] Leinster [earlier Lord Edward FitzGerald] on his health; Randolph Churchill on his finances; representatives of Nicholl Manistry and Company regarding the division of stock and a settlement to Randolph Churchill; Lord Ivor Churchill on subjects including family affairs including Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough and a statue of John, 1st Duke of Marlborough (5); Neville Chamberlain on opposition to the Finance Bill; Robert Boothby on a letter of introduction for H P Chase; Frank Lee, Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies; "Sunny" [9th Duke of Marlborough, earlier Lord Blandford] on family affairs including finances; John Crichton-Stuart [later 4th Lord Bute] regarding a constituent; Edward Cadogan on the likelihood of a split in the Conservative Party over India (2); John S Churchill on WSC's finances (3); Lord Gerald Wellesley [later 7th Duke of Wellington] on WSC's "Marlborough: His Life and Times"; Sir Austen Chamberlain enclosing a pamphlet about his garden; Colin Coote on a speech by WSC; Lionel Curtis; Sir Arthur Cory-Wright; Helen, Lady D'Abernon [earlier Lady Helen Duncombe] on WSC's health; Patrick Donner on his support for WSC; "Eddy" [17th] Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] on subjects including the White Paper on India and the Derby Club (6); Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] on Conservative Party politics and Free Trade; Lieutenant-Colonel John Dodge; Sir Arthur Duckham; [5th] Lord of Dufferin and Ava [earlier Lord of Ava] inviting WSC to the London School of Economics; Nesta Webster on her Patriots Enquiry Centre and problems with the Conservative Party (4); John Davidson, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party; Philip de Laszlo on a portrait of Randolph Churchill; [3rd] Lord Davies on the League of Nations and an International Police Force; Walter Elliott; [16th] Lord Elphinstone; Pierre Flandin, Vice President of the French Chamber of Deputies on a visit by WSC; Donald Fergusson, Private Secretary to Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for health insurance; J L Garvin on WSC's journalism; Frederick Goodenough, Chairman of Barclays Bank Limited; John Gilmour, Home Secretary on expenditure on the police; [1st Lord] Grey [of Fallodon](2); Sir Auckland Geddes on economic affairs; Lord Greenaway on India and the split in the Conservative Party (2); James Grigg on his position as Finance Member in India; Frederick Guest on WSC 's stance on India and the split in the Conservative Party; Sir Hubert Gough; John Gretton on the Other Club; Sir Eric Geddes; Vice Admiral Paul Guepratte; Winston Guest and H A Gwynne, Editor of the Morning Post.
Also includes: copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; newspaper cuttings on subjects including Communist propaganda; and notes on subjects including economic sanctions.
|Physical:||2 bound files (233 folios)|
|CHAR 2/573/28||Letter from [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain (Cairnton, Banchory [Aberdeenshire, Scotland]) to WSC, saying that he had been annoyed to see from WSC's letter to the press that he had not been notified by Stanley Baldwin that Chamberlain was leading the opposition to the Finance Bill. Chamberlain explains that Baldwin had asked him whether he should write to WSC, and that he had said "Certainly", so that if Baldwin hadn't done so in time, then it must have been inadvertent, rather than deliberate. He adds that he wasn't looking forward to the labours which WSC would now miss, and would welcome the help which WSC had offered, though this would not entail WSC being in constant attendance, as he had been the year before. Chamberlain ends by hoping that WSC's "Marlborough" was progressing, and says that he thought WSC's last book was a masterpiece, and the best thing that he had done as literature. Signed manuscript.||05 Apr 1931|
|CHAR 2/573/68||Pamphlet by Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain, "My Cottage Garden", reprinted from the Countryman and inscribed by Chamberlain to WSC as his old friend and now fellow-gardener, with affectionate regard "which gardening may increase and politics cannot lessen". Printed pamphlet with signed manuscript note.||Jun 1933|