Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence Bu.

Reference code: CHAR 20/140A

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Date: 07 Oct 1943 - 21 Aug 1944

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CHAR 20/140A/1 Registry Form noting the details of a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Buchanan reporting on an attack on the village of Mauvieu by the 6th battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140A/2 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a letter from the commanding officer of the 6th Battalion the Royal Scots Fusiliers about the regiment part in the Normandy campaign Initialled. 01 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140A/3-5 Letter from Colin Buchanan (6th Batallion The Royal Scots Fusiliers British Liberation Army) [Commanding Officer of the 6th Battalion] enclosing an account of his battalions attack on St Mauvieu and an aerial photograph of the objective [not present], reporting on the individuals who have been killed or wounded and providing a detailed report of the attack Signed. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140A/6 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking them to draft a letter of thanks to Colonel Colin Buchanan [Commanding Officer of the 6th Battalion] and to return his photograph to him Initialled. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140A/7 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Colonel Colin Buchanan [Commanding Officer of the 6th Battalion] thanking him for his account of his battalion's first action in France and informing him how much WSC enjoyed reading his report and returning his photograph and map with thanks Initialled. 21 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/140A/8 Folder marked "Dr L Burgin" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/140A/9 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, W C 1, London) [Minister of Information] to WSC informing him that Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] has requested his backing to obtain an exit permit to enable him to visit the United States and stating that under existing Government regulations Burgin requires the backing of one Government department and suggesting that this regulation should be wavered in this case as he is now an old member of the House of Commons Initialled. Annotated. 07 Oct 1943
CHAR 20/140A/10 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information, Malet Street, London) [Minister of Information] to WSC informing him that the Home Secretary has stated that Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] is bound by the rule that a Government department must back his bid to leave the country, before he will be issued with an exit permit and reporting that he is not aware of any department which is willing to give Burgin this certificate, but adding that this ruling does appear harsh and asking him if he will support Dr Burgin's application Initialled. Annotated. 03 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/11 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that he proposes to write to the Home Secretary informing him that WSC supports Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] application to visit the United States Initialled. Annotated by Martin. 06 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/12 Note from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Pimlott [Private Secretary Home Office] informing him that WSC supports Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] application to visit the United States and asking that he be issued with an exit permit Initialled. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/13 Letter from Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to A Hodge (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of the letter which he sent to the Home Office regarding Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] application to visit the United States and noting that he has not mentioned that Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] wishes him to discuss British national interests in any public speeches he may make, adding that he assumes that the Ministry of Information will deal with this Initialled. 07 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/14 Letter from John Pimlott (Home Office, Whitehall, London) [Private Secretary] to Francis Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Secret" explaining their reasons why Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] application to visit the United States has so far been rejected but adding that WSC's support for his case will give the Home Secretary sufficient reason for allowing Dr Burgin an exit permit and enclosing a letter from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] on this matter [see CHAR 20/140A/15 Signed. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/15 Letter from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to Dr Leslie Burgin (Privy Council Office, Whitehall, London) [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] stating that if he manages to visit the United States he will be willing to give him all the help he can Signature in typescript. Copy. 11 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/16 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to J Pimlott (Home Office) [Private Secretary] marked "Secret" informing him that WSC believes that Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] visit to the United States would be a definite public advantage and that Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] will grant the necessary permits Initialled. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/17 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to A Hodge (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] marked "Secret" enclosing his correspondence between John Pimlott [Private Secretary, Home Office] regarding Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] Initialled. 12 Nov 1943
CHAR 20/140A/18 Letter from John Pimlott (Home Office, Whitehall,London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Secret" informing him that Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] has asked for an exit permit for Central and South America and the West Indian Islands and stating that he claims to have WSC's support for this and asking him if this is the case Signed. 03 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/140A/19 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Peck stating that Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] has not given them any reasons why he wants to go to South America and stating that A Hodge [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] thinks that this claim should be granted but that the Foreign Office might want to know the reason why Initialled. [Dec] 1943
CHAR 20/140A/20 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to A Hodge (Ministry of Information) [Private Secretary] marked "Secret" containing recent correspondence from the Home Office regarding Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] and adding that their papers only refer to the United States and stating that he would b glad of his comments before sending his reply to John Pimlott [Private Secretary, Home Office] Initialled. 04 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/140A/21 Letter from A Hodge (Ministry of Information, Malet St., London) [Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Secret" informing him that he has shown his letter regarding Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] and noting that Bracken feels that much good can be achieved by his visiting the United States and Canada as well as Latin America and the West Indian Islands and that he sees no reason why WSC shouldn't support his application but that Burgin should also try to secure the approval of the Foreign Secretary and the Colonial Secretary Signed. 09 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/140A/23 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] C Thornley (Colonial Office) [Private Secretary] informing him of Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] to Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] desire to visit the United States, Canada, Latin America and the West Indian Islands and asking him that if the Colonial Secretary, Oliver Stanley approves of these trips that he should contact the Home Office immediately Signed. 13 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/140A/24 Letter from C Thornley (Colonial Office, Downing Street, London) [Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that he has contacted the Colonial Secretary, Oliver Stanley regarding Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] desire to visit the United States, Canada, Latin America and the West Indian Islands and adding that he feels that the fullest possible advantage should be taken and asking if Dr Burgin could visit him before his trip Signed. Annotated. 17 Dec 1943
CHAR 20/140A/25 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to V Lawford (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] asking him to reply to his letter regarding Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton division of Bedfordshire] and stating that he is unable to contact the Home Office until he has heard from him Initialled. 01 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/26 Lettr from Bernard Sendall [Private Secretary, Ministry of Information] to C Thornley (Colonial Office, Downing Street, London) informing him that Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] intends to leave for the United States and Canada next week and that he has not received any sponsorship from them but that they have given him the name of a representative of the British Information Services and adding that the Foreign Office have notified the British embassy of his visit and commenting that Brendan Bracken (Minister of Information) has expressed that his suggested visit to the West Indies could do some good and that he had no objection if Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) wished to recommend him to several Governors Signed. Annotated. 03 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/27 Letter from Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office, London) [Principal Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that they have been waiting to hear from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to gain more information about the object of his intended visit before replying and reporting that Anthony Eden does not have any objection to these visits but commenting on the areas in South America where Burgin must take care Signed. Annotated. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/28 Telegram from Foreign Office to Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, Later Lord Irwin] informing them that Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] will be visiting the United States and Canada and that his visit has WSC's approval and that Burgin will then visit the British West Indian Islands, Mexico and South America, except Argentina and Brazil and asking them to pass any useful information regarding Dr Burgin's plans to Charles Bateman (British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary) Annotated. 04 Jan 1944 - 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/29 Letter from Leslie Rowan to J Pimlott (Home Office) [Private Secretary] marked "Secret" informing him that WSC believes that there would be a public advantage to Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] visiting the West Indian Islands and Central and South America, excluding Argentina and Bolivia and adding that he intends to inform the Foreign Office, the Ministry of Information and the Colonial Office of this decision Initialled. 05 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/30 Telegram from Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) to Jamaica and Trinidad marked "Personal" informing them of Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] intention to visit them en route from the United States to South America and that he might make some speeches on the war effort in Britain and asking them to make all facilities available for him and to authorise arrangements for the speeches. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/140A/31 Letter from Dr Leslie Burgin's (3 Gray's Inn Place, London, W C 1) [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies, Colonial Office, Whitehall, London) informing him of his departure date to the United States and adding that he has made arrangements to include Jamaica and Trinidad and stating that he will keep in touch via the Ministry of Information in New York [United States] and through the British Embassy in Washington Signature in typescript. 08 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/32 Letter from Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) to Dr Leslie Burgin's [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] stating that he is glad to hear of his plans to visit Jamaica and Trinidad and that if he informs him of the dates, he will contact the Governors and inform them of his intentions and suggesting that he should make some speeches whilst he is there Signature in typescript. 11 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/33 Compliments slip from the Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies Annotated. 11 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/140A/34 Telegram from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) marked "Immediate" informing him that he is able to leave for Jamaica this weekend and from there go to Trinidad and then Rio de Janeiro [Mexico] and asking him if he would like him to contact the Governors. 01 Mar 1944 - 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/140A/35 Letter from Dr Leslie Burgin (3 Gray's Inn Place, London, W C 1) [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] informing him that during his tour from Canada to Brazil he made reports on the different countries he visited for the different departments of state who were concerned and asking him to inform WSC of the existence of these reports and stating that he was in constant contact with the Ministry of Information and that he has reported on matters concerning civil aviation and British export trade Signed. 24 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140A/36-3 Report from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) on his visit to Jamaica and the British West Indies, commenting on: the economic and political conditions; the government of the colony and the relationship between the government of the colony and the United States military and naval authorities and offering some suggestions Signed. 15 May 1944
CHAR 20/140A/44-51 Report from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) on his visit to Trinidad, commenting on: the economic and political conditions; the government of the colony and the relationship between the government of the colony and the United States military and naval authorities and offering some suggestions Signed. 24 May 1944
CHAR 20/140A/52-70 Report from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury] (Secretary of State for the Dominions) on his visit to Canada, commenting on: the success of his objectives to inform Canada of Britain's experiences in the front line of battle; Canada's political and economic conditions; that Canadian war effort and the feelings of the Canadians onwards Britains Signed. 22 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/140A/71-2 Report from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Anthony Eden on his visit to Brazil, commenting on: the political and economic conditions; his success in informing Brazil of Great Britain's experiences in the front line and the relations between Brazil and Britain. Signed. 14 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140A/93-2 Report from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to Anthony Eden on his visit to Latin America, commenting on: its geography; its politics and economics and their relationship with Britain Signed. 24 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140A/103 Registry form noting the details of the reports sent from Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] to George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] Manuscript. Jul 1944
CHAR 20/140A/104 Note regarding correspondence with Dr Leslie Burgin [Liberal Nationalist MP for Luton Division of Bedfordshire] and listing the places which he visited. Jul 1944