Official: Prime Minister: Churchill File.

Reference code: CHAR 20/101

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Date: 1943

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CHAR 20/101/1 Minute from WSC to the Secretary of State for India, Leo Amery informing him that he is welcome to quote from his Romanes lectures Initialled (M154/3). 12 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/101/2 Letter from Leo Amery (India Office, Whitehall) [Secretary of State for India] to WSC asking permission to use a quotation from his Romanes lectures for a speech he is giving for the 1922 committee on the future of parliament Signed. 11 Mar 1943
CHAR 20/101/3-4 Speech by Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India] entitled "An Economic Sub Parliament" [given to the 1922 committee] stating that the House of Commons is unrepresentative of industry and that this may be overcome by a supplement to parliament in the nature of a Standing Joint Conference of Employers and Labour organisations, which would not be hampered by political bias and quoting from WSC's Romanes lecture. 1943
CHAR 20/101/5 Note to WSC stating that the passage marked in red may interest him [see CHAR 101/6] Manuscript. 29 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/101/6 Newspaper article by Professor A C Pigou entitled "The Unspent Bank Balance" contradicting a previous article which stated that people should cut down on their consumption in order to help with the war effort and the war debt and arguing that individuals spending had no adverse affect on the war effort and that if large amounts of money was left in the bank then this would pave the way for post war inflation The words "It would not help us to win the war if the Prime Minister dropped his cigars" are underlined in red. c 1943
CHAR 20/101/7 Note marked "Volume 7, "Post War Planning" P M's Broadcast of Sunday 20 March 1943" Manuscript. Mar 1943
CHAR 20/101/8 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Co Ltd) [Chairman] thanking him for sending WSC records of his speech on the 21st March an stating that he will be pleased to hear about the cheques forwarded to the Feathers Club Association and the Maternity Hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] Initialled. 12 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/9 Letter from Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Co Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex) [Chairman] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a record of WSC's speech on 21st March and informing him that a cheque for £75 has been sent to The Feathers Club and the Maternity Hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] as an advance on his royalties Signed. 07 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/10 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Co Ltd, Chairman) informing him that WSC gives his permission for his speech on the 21st March to be released onto public record, stating that "Post War Planning" would be a suitable title for the speech and listing the charities which WSC would like his royalties to be divided amongst Initialled. 04 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/101/11 Letter from Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Co Ltd, Hayes Middlesex) [Chairman] to WSC asking his permission to release his broadcast speech on the 21st March onto public record and is asking him for a suitable title for this speech and stating that the royalties recieved will be sent to a charity of his choice Signed. 01 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/101/12 Note listing the suggested titles for WSC's speech on the 21st March 1943. 01 Apr 1943
CHAR 20/101/13 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Diana Sandys informing her that they have just received a telegram from WSC stating "Darling, enchanted at my new grandchild. Fondest love. Papa" Initialled. 20 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/14 Note to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing two copies of CHAR 20/101/15. 20 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/15 Telegram from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to the Private Office asking them to pass on a message to Mrs Sandys from WSC congratulating her on the birth of her baby (147). 20 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/16 Telegram from Mary Churchill to WSC thanking him for his telegram and informing him that Battery has been at practice camp for a couple of weeks and that she is well and happy. 24 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/17 Same as CHAR 20/101/16. 24 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/18 Same as CHAR 20/101/17. 24 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/19-20 Telegram from WSC to Mary Churchill (Officers Mess, 481 Heavy (Mixed) A A Battery, H A A Practice Camp, Bude, Cornwall) marked "Priority" stating that he expects that she has seen a lot of action. May 1943
CHAR 20/101/21 Copy of CHAR 20/101/19-20. 21 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/22 Note from G H to Miss Appleyard enclosing CHAR 20/101/23 and stating that CSC has asked that Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] is informed of these proceedings on his return Initialled. c 1943
CHAR 20/101/23 Letter from Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Co Ltd, Hayes Middlesex) [Chairman] to Grace Hamblin stating that it will be easy to divert the royalties paid to the hospital to CSC and that instructions have been given to this effect Signed. 03 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/101/24 Letter from Grace Hamblin to Alfred Clark [Chairman of the Gramophone Company] stating that CSC would like the portion of the royalties from WSC's speeches which is designated to the hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] to be sent directly to her as the Chairman of the maternity hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire], rather than sending the money to the hospital Signed. 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/101/25 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to B C Sendall (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] asking him to inform the Minister of Information, Brendan Bracken, that following his discussion on the matter, it has been agreed that the royalties from the gramophone records of WSC's speech will be divided between the Feathers Club Association and the Maternity Hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] and that he will inform the Gramophone Company of this decision Initialled. 27 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/101/26 Note to Anthony Bevir stating that there is no evidence showing that the royalties from the records of WSC's speeches should be divided equally between the Maternity Hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] and the Feathers Club and indicating that the Feathers Club has so far received five times the amount received by the other charity Initialled. 25 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/101/27 Note marked "Speak to Mr Bevir on his return" Manuscript. Annotated. c 1943
CHAR 20/101/28 Note from CSC to Mrs Hill asking her if the decision to divide the royalties from the records of WSC's speech between the Maternity hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] and the Feathers club has been implemented and suggesting that she should write to the Gramophone Company, on WSC's behalf, informing them of this decision Initialled. Annotated that a cheque will be sent to CSC but that it will be made payable to the maternity hospital. 17 Feb 1943
CHAR 20/101/29 Prospectus for the Maternity Hospiatl for the Wives of Officers in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force at Fulmer (Buckinghamshire). c 1943
CHAR 20/101/30 Note marked "Volume 8. The Progress of the War, address to the Congress of the U S A" Manuscript]. 19 May 1943
CHAR 20/101/31 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Alfred Clark [Chairman of the Gramophone Company] informing him that the records he sent will be presented to WSC's return and stating that WSC will be pleased to hear of the cheques which have been sent to the Feathers club and the maternity hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] Initialled. 13 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/101/32 Letter from Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Company Limited, Hayes, Middlesex) [Chairman] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to present to WSC an album of records of WSC's speech from May 19th, which he will receive from Mr Smith, and informing him that a cheque for £75 has been sent to the Feather's club and the maternity hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] Signed. 10 Aug 1943
CHAR 20/101/33 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Company, Chairman) informing him that WSC has given him permission to issue publicly the records of his Address to the Congress on the 19th May and that he agrees to the title being "Address to the Congress of the United States of America. Broadcast by the Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill, MP, May 19th 1943" and stating that WSC would like the usual practice to be followed regarding the royalties, that hey should be divided between the Feathers club and the maternity hospital at Fulmer [Buckinghamshire] Initialled. 11 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/101/34 Letter from Alfred Clark (The Gramophone Co. Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex) [Chairman] to WSC requesting his permission to issue to the public, records of his address to the United States Congress on 19th May and asking to nominate a which charity he would like the royalties to be sent to and enclosing a suggested title for this record and asking him for his suggestions Signed. 09 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/101/35 Note from the Gramophone Company suggesting a title for the record of the speech made by WSC on May 19th 1943 [see CHAR 20/101/33]. 09 Jun 1943
CHAR 20/101/36 Note marked "Churchill Club, Ashburnham Hoe." Manuscript. Annotated. c 1943
CHAR 20/101/37 Newspaper article entitled "Churchill Club" reporting that a club is to be established in Ashburnham House and in WSC's name for members of the United States and Dominion Forces as a form of British hospitality. Aug 1943
CHAR 20/101/38 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to B C Sendall (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] informing him that WSC has agreed to his Minister's suggestion that he should become the President of the club at Ashburnham house [see CHAR 20/101/37] and that the club should be given the name "Churchill House" on the understanding that there are no duties attached to this office Initialled. 31 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/101/39 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that the Governors of Ashburnham House have requested WSC to accept the position of President of this club and have asked his permission to name the it "Churchill House" and stating that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] supports this idea, adding that there are no duties attached to this position Initialled. Annotated. 30 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/101/40 Minute from WSC to the Minister of Information, Brendan Bracken, stating that he would be honoured Initialled (M474/3). 16 Jul 1943
CHAR 20/101/41 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information) [Minister of Information] to WSC stating: that he has recently appointed Sir Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham, Conservative MP for Altrincham, Cheshire]in charge of a hospice at Ashburnham House which will provide hopitality to the members of the United States Forces whilst they are in London; that the Westminster Fund will be supporting this venture financially; that the house is equipped with a library and therefore can be used as a centre of study and informing that the Governors of this house have asked permission for this club to be named the Churchill House and declaring that he believes that this institution is worthy of this honour Initialled. 14 Jul 1943