Official: Prime Minister: Private Office Correspondence Da-Gi.

Reference code: CHAR 20/141A-B

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Date: 03 Mar 1944 - 28 Nov 1944

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CHAR 20/141A/1 Note marked "1944 DA-DU" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/141A/2 Registry form noting the details of a letter from the Danish Council to WSC. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/3 Telegram from the Danish Council to WSC on the event of the fifth anniversary of the start of the war to thank him for all that the British Empire has accomplished during the war Copy. 03 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/4 Letter from John Colville to V Lawford (Foreign Office) [Private Secretary] asking him to advice them on the appropriate action to be taken regarding WSC's reply to the message from the Danish Council on the fifth anniversary of the war Initialled. 03 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/5-7 Same as CHAR 20/141/3. 03 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/8 Letter from V Lawford (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that a letter of thanks to the Secretary of the Council on WSC's behalf would be a satisfactory reply to the Danish Council Signed. 05 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/9 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to the Secretary of the Danish Council stating that it was not possible to show WSC their message before he left the country but adding that he will be shown it on his return and thanking them on his behalf Initialled. 13 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/10 Note marked "Deakin" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/141A/11 Letter from Deakin (Clipper Down Aldbury, Tring) to WSC stating how pleased he was to hear how much he appreciated Bills mission to Yugoslavia Signed manuscript. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/12 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to A Deakin informing him that WSC has asked him to write to him on his behalf and to say that he was delighted that his references to Colonel Deakin had given them so much pleasure Initialled. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/13 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] providing three addresses for Ian Colvin. Typescript. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/14 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Adviser] informing him that WSC has asked him to find out what Ian Colville was doing and adding that he cannot find out anything about him beyond 1942 Initialled manuscript. Annotated by Morton stating that Colville is now a regimental officer of the Royal marines, but that he is unsure as to where he is serving. 15 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/15 Note from George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Captain Ian Colvin is serving as a flotilla officer on HMS Copra Initialled. Manuscript. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/16 Letter from Bill Deakin (Office of Resident Minister, Bari [Italy]) to WSC informing him that Randolph Churchill is leaving them and will bring him this letter and any official news and stating that he has joined Philip Broad [First Secretary, Foreign Office] after a stay in hospital and that he is now entirely involved in Yugoslavian affairs and commenting on his reference to him in his speech and adding that he hopes to see him soon Signed manuscript. c 1944
CHAR 20/141A/17 Telegram from WSC to Colonel Bill Deakin (Bari, [Italy]) marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his letter Initialled. Annotated. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/18 Letter from Ian Colvin (HMC Cricket) to [Anthony] Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] expressing pleasure that WSC had enquired about him and reporting that he has been doing regimental duties although he has discussed possibilities with MO1(SP) and hopes to be able to settle "an old score" in Berlin [Germany]. Signed typescript. 06 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/19 Letter from G D [George Dodds, Assistant Private Secretary] to Captain Ian Colville [Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra] informing him that WSC would like to see him again and asking him to let them know when he will be next in London Initialled. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/20 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Captain Ian Colville is serving as a Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra Initialled. Annotated. 16 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/21 Letter from Captain Ian Colvin [Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that he is in Britain and that he is available to see WSC anytime during the next fortnight and providing his address Signed. Annotated. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/22 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Captain Ian Colvin [Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra] informing him that WSC and that he will give him his note on his return Initialled. Annotated. 19 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/23 Note from John Colville to WSC informing him that Captain Ian Colvin [Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra] is away on leave until next Monday and adding that Rene Massigli [French Foreign Affairs Minister] has asked to see him on taking up his appointment as representative of the French Committee in London and suggesting that as he is busy, that Massigli should join him at Chequers on Sunday Initialled. Annotated. 19 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/24 Note from D C to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Captain Ian Colvin [Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra] has telephoned notifying them that he has had his leave extended until October 8th Signed manuscript. 29 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/25 Note from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to Commander [Charles] Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] informing him that he had not suggested meeting Captain [Ian] Colvin on Saturday or Sunday. Typescript signed with initials. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/26 WSC's engagements list noting 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry] proprietor of the Daily Telegraph and Morning Post]; Captain Ian Colvin [Flotilla Officer on HMS Copra] and Huseyin Rauf Orbay (Turkish Ambassador) Annotated. 29 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141A/27 Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC asking whether he would like to see Ian Colvin before he returns to field duties. Manuscript signed with initials. 04 Dec [1942]
CHAR 20/141A/28 Copy of a letter from "HWB" [Private Secretary to WSC] to Lieutenant A E Leveson explaining a reference in a Minute [see CHAR 20/141A/29] that WSC has learnt that Ian Colvin is to return to field duties. Carbon typescript signed with initials. 05 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/141A/29 Copy of a Personal Minute from WSC to the Chief of Combined Operations [Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten] suggesting that he should make use of [Ian Colvin]. Carbon typescript signed with initials. 05 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/141A/30 Letter from Ian Colvin (Combined Operations Headquarters, 1a Richmond Terrace, Whitehall [London]) to [Francis] Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] in which he says that WSC may have got the wrong impression from a message. He notes that he has been doing staff work and is returning to field duties "to keep me efficient" and mentions the possibility of doing specialised [?intelligence] work. Signed typescript. 06 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/141A/31 Note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC suggesting that he should read a letter from Ian Colvin [see CHAR 20/141A/30] and that Colvin should be invited to luncheon. Typescript signed with initials annotated with a note from WSC to Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] suggesting that Colvin might be suitable for SOE [Special Operations Executive]. 11 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/141A/32-34 Copy of a letter from Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] to [3rd] Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] Minister of Economic Warfare asking him, at WSC's request, to consider employing Ian Colvin in SOE [Special Operations Executive]. Morton explains that WSC has investigated some adverse reports about Colvin and considers them to be prejudiced and that there is no basis for considering Colvin to be "Fascist or Nazi minded". Morton adds that "C" [Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies, [Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] is willing to give Colvin a trial. Carbon typescript. 12 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/141A/35-6 Letter from Bill Deakin (Office of the Minister Resident, Bari [Italy]) to WSC stating that Lord Birkenhead [Member of the British mission to the Yugoslav partisans] has informed him that Randolph Churchill is in good spirits an that he is on good terms with the Yugoslavs and adding that Birkenhead and Randolph both plan to go to Belgrade and that he intends to visit Britain before joining them with a diplomatic mission and commenting that he hopes to see him Signed manuscript. c 1944
CHAR 20/141A/37 Telegram from WSC to Bill Deakin marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he hopes that all is well and that he will see him soon Initialled. c 1944
CHAR 20/141A/38-9 Letter from Bill Deakin (Office of the Resident Minister, Bari [Italy]) to WSC wishing him a happy birthday and stating that he believes that satisfactory relations can be established with Tito's Yugoslavia Signed manuscript. c 1944
CHAR 20/141A/40 Letter from Ian Colvin to [Anthony] Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] providing details of a change of address. Signed typescript. 27 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/41-43 Same as CHAR 20/141A/38-39 Copy. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/44-45 Same as CHAR 20/141A/35-36 Copy. Annotated. 25 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/46 Letter from Lord Birkenhead [Member of the British Military mission to the Yugoslav Partisans] (37 Military Mission, C M F) to WSC reporting on his mission in Yugoslavia and informing him that Randolph Churchill is well but adding that he has had a bad report from Dubrovnik but commenting that he has enjoyed seeing William Deakin [British Military Mission to Tito] again Signature in typescript. Copy. Annotated. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/47 Same as CHAR 20/141A/46 Signed manuscript. 28 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/48-51 Copy of a report from Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] to WSC marked "personal and confidential" passing on information about an unnamed person [?Ian Colvin] which he has obtained at WSC's request, as WSC wished to employ him. Morton includes a summary of reports [about ?Colvin] from various government representatives including "C" Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies [Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] noting that [?Colvin] is believed to have been the cause of the 1939 "Stanhope crisis" and comments that [?Colvin] "has worked in a number of different jobs...[and] never stayed long. He is reported to be unable to get on with colleagues. His chiefs have been so many and varied that they cannot have conspired to keep him out". Typescript annotated by WSC. 30 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141A/52 Note marked "De Ganay 1941, see 1945" Manuscript. 1945
CHAR 20/141A/53 Letter from WSC to Lord Derby [Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire] stating that he intends to carry out his obligations to Manchester and Oldham, and that he places this above all other engagements but adding that he is very busy and that any visit to Manchester, must not come in the way of the impending election Initialled. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/54 Letter from Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) [Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire] to WSC marked "Confidential" stating that he will not press him to come to Lancashire at the moment, and asking him to visit whenever it is convenient for him, and adding that he thinks that he is working too hard Signed Initialled. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141A/55 Note marking the details of a letter of sympathy to the Duke [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Colonies] and Duchess of Devonshire on the death of their son Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/56 Registry Note marking the details of a letter of sympathy from WSC to the Duke [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Colonies] and Duchess of Devonshire on the death of their son Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/57 Telegram from WSC to the Duke [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Colonies] and Duchess of Devonshire marked "Top Secret and Personal" of sympathy on the death of their son Manuscript. 20 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/58 Same as CHAR 20/141A/57. 20 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/59 Letter from Edward 10th Duke of Devonshire (Colonial Office, Downing Street, S W 1, London) [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Colonies] to WSC asking him on behalf of his cousin Diana Daly and her husband Bowes Daly (Master of the Galway Blazers) for a permit for Diana to travel to their home Dunsdale, in County Galway [Ireland] which was taken over as a barracks by the military forces of Ireland and which was now being handed back to the Dalys and pressing the need for Diana to return to their home on the day in which it was being handed over, to ensure against any damage occurring. Signed. 20 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/141A/60 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to J Pimlott (Home Office) [Private Secretary] enclosing CHAR 20/141A/59 and stating that WSC has not had chance to reply and that he would like to hear the Home Secretaries opinion before dealing with the matter Initialled. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/61 Note from the Home Office to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] explaining why Diana Daly's application for a travel permit was turned down. 01 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/62 Letter from J Pimlott (Home Office, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Private Secretary] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] will not reverse his decision not to grant Diana Daly a travel permit and explaining why Signed. 02 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/63 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Mrs Beamish (Colonial Office) [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonial Office] informing her that WSC has not been able to deal with Edward 10th Duke of Devonshire's [Parliamentary Under-secretary for the Colonies] letter regarding an exit permit for Mrs Bowes Daly and adding that the Home Secretary has considered the matter, but that he has decided not to reverse the decision not to grant Mrs Daly a permit Initialled. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/64 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Mrs Beamish [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonial Office] has telephoned to notify them that she has shown Edward 10th Duke of Devonshire's [Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies] his letter and that as the moment had passed, the Duke did not wish to pursue the matter Initialled. Annotated. 03 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/65 Extract detailing the restrictions on travel between Ireland and Britain. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/66 Letter from Patrick Donner (House of Commons) [Conservative MP for Basingstoke, Hampshire] to WSC asking him to assist Finland, who are at the mercy of the great powers Signed. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/67 Letter from WSC to Patrick Donner (House of Commons) [Conservative MP for Basingstoke, Hampshire] stating that Finland should accept the independence which has been offered by the Soviet Union Signed. Annotated. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/68 Note from WSC to the Private Office asking them to invite him to lunch on Monday Initialled. Annotated "at Chequers". 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/69 Note from Desmond Morton [Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to the Private Office asking them to inform WSC that General William Donovan [Head of the Offices of Strategic Services] has arrived in Britain and will be staying until Wednesday 31st May, in case he wishes to meet with him and adding that General Donovan is particularly interested in the European question, and that he seems to have the same views as WSC on this matter Initialled. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/70 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that General William Donovan [Head of the Offices of Strategic Services] has accepted the invitation to lunch on Monday Initialled. 28 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/71 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] and Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] informing them that General William Donovan [Head of the Offices of Strategic Services] has accepted WSC's invitation to lunch at Chequers on Monday Initialled in manuscript. Annotated. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/141A/72 Letter from General Dwight Eisenhower (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, Office of the Supreme Commander ) [Supreme Commander of the Allied armies in Western Europe] to WSC thanking him for sending him another picture Signed. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/73 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander of the Allied armies in Western Europe] is not available today and asking him if he should suggest tomorrow morning Initialled manuscript. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/74 Note marked "1944 E-EN" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/141A/75 Letter from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies in Western Europe] son is in England on holiday and that Eisenhower has asked if he may present his son to him and suggesting a time when this could take place Initialled. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/76 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower's [Supreme Commander of the allied Armies in Western Europe] son will call on him at Chequers on Sunday 9th July Initialled manuscript. 28 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141A/77 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Western Europe, United States Army] has sent him a box of cigars and containing a draft letter for his consideration [see CHAR 20/141A/78] Initialled. 01 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141A/78 Letter from (10 Downing Street, Whitehall, London) to General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Western Europe, United States Army] thanking him for his gift of a box of cigars. 01 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141A/79 Note marked "Pers Corres. Eisenhower, General Eisenhower, lunch with P M" Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141A/80 Note from WSC to the Private Office stating that as King George VI is not in London he will spend this Tuesday with General Dwight Eisenhower [Supreme Commander Allied Forces in Western Europe, United States Army] ad that he wishes to be alone with him Initials in typescript. Annotated. 01 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141A/81 Note from WSC to the private office asking them to thank Lord Erskine Initialled in typescript. 07 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/82 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Lord Erskine's father, 12th Lord Mar and Kellie, is still alive. Initialled. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/83 Letter from WSC to Lord Erskine thanking him for sending him a full report of the by election at Bury St Edmunds Initialled. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/84 Note from G S to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] asking him if the papers have been sent to James Stuart (Chief Whip) and Major Dugdale as requested Initials in typescript. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/85 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to C J Harris informing him that WSC has requested that these papers are sent to James Stuart (Chief Whip) and Major Thomas Dugdale [Chairman of the Conservative Party Organisation] Initialled. 13 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/86 Copy of a letter from Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George V] to Lord Erskine informing him that the King has discussed his [desire to be found a suitable position] with the Prime Minister [WSC] and that [WSC] will bear it in mind. Unsigned carbon. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/87 Letter from Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace [Windsor, Berkshire]) to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] marked "confidential" enclosing a copy of his letter to Lord Erskine [see CHAR 20/141A/86]. Signed typescript. 21 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/88 Copy of a letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George V] marked "confidential" thanking him for sending a enclosing a copy of his letter to Lord Erskine [see CHAR 20/141A/86] and commenting "I only hope this will not bring him round here again, as there seems to be no prospect of meeting his wishes." Signed typescript. 23 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141A/89 Scrap Note, illegible Manuscript. c 1944
CHAR 20/141A/90-92 Letter from Lord Erskine (Ickworth House Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk) to WSC informing him of the reasons why he is now without a position, blaming the Government for sending him to India in 1934 as Governor, which he claimed has ruined his political career and stating that he is unable to obtain a seat in parliament as he is the eldest son of an elderly peer and asking WSC if he will meet him to discuss this matter Signed. c 1943
CHAR 20/141A/93 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Personal Secretary] to Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] stating that he would comment on Lord Erskine's letter before it goes to WSC Initialled. 09 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141A/94 Letter to Lord Erskine on WSC's behalf thanking him for his letter. 09 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141A/95 Letter to Colonel Harold Mitchell [Vice Chairman Conservative and Unionist Party Organization and National Conservative MP for Brentford and Chiswick division of Middlesex] asking him for information regarding the position of Lord Erskine and the Brighton constituency Initialled. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/96 Letter from Leopold Amery (India Office) [Secretary of State for India and Burma] to WSC regarding Lord Erskine stating that he his work in Madras [India] was done reasonably well and adding that he hopes that his name will be kept in mind where a competent and industrious administrator was required Signed. 22 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141A/97 Note from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that a plain acknowledgement was sent to Lord Erskine on 9th August Initialled manuscript. 10 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141A/98 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC attaching the relevant letters regarding Lord Erskine and commenting that all those whom he has contacted believe that Erskine has little to complain about Signed. Annotated by WSC "I agree". 25 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141A/99-W99 Letter from [Sir] Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI](Buckingham Palace) to John Martin (Private Secretary to WSC) asking for advice about what to say to Lord Erskine, former Governor of Madras, commenting "my impression is that his Governorship of Madras did not mark him as one suitable for further employment in high office". Signed manuscript annotated with a pencil note by Martin asking [Magdalene] Stenhouse [Secretary to WSC] to locate the relevant papers. Also includes a separate pencil file note in reply from Stenhouse. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/141A/100 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister Private Secretary] stating that he would like to talk to him about this tomorrow morning Initialled. Annotated. 1944
CHAR 20/141A/101-102 Copy of a letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] marked 'private' returning Lord Erskine's letter [not present] and discussing the assurances that Erskine claims he was given. He comments that the Governorship of Madras was a hard position to fill and "considerable efforts may have been made to induce him to accept the post"; that Erskine was an adequate Governor; that there is little sympathy for him in the Conservative Party; and that they cannot do anything for him at No 10 [Downing Street]. Carbon typescript, signed. 2 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/141B/103 Folder marked "Europe, messages to P M on landings in" Manuscript. c 1944
CHAR 20/141B/104 Letter from G Dodds to R Allen (Foreign Office)asking him to despatch the enclosed letters from WSC to the President of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies and the President of the Chilean Senate Initialled. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/105 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] enclosing translations of the letters from the President of the Chamber of Deputies and the President of the Senate of Chile Initialled. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/106 Letter from Richard Allen (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) to G Dodds enclosing translations of the telegrams from the President of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies and the Senate and suggesting that the replies should be made by the Prime Minister Signed. 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/107 Translation of a telegram from the Chamber of Deputies of Chile (Santiago, Chile) to WSC informing him of their eagerness for the success of his mission to liberate Europe. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/108 Telegram from the Chamber of Deputies of Chile (Santiago, Chile) to WSC informing him of their eagerness for the success of his mission to liberate Europe. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/109 Translation of a telegram from the President of the Senate (Santiago, Chile) to WSC expressing their admiration and respect for him as the Allied liberation of Europe commences. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/110 Telegram from the President of the Senate (Santiago, Chile) to WSC expressing their admiration and respect for him as the Allied liberation of Europe commences. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/111 Draft message from WSC to the President of the Senate (Santiago, Chile) thanking him for his letter and stating that he shares in his hopes for the liberation of Europe Initialled. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/112 Draft message from WSC to the President of the Senate (Santiago, Chile) thanking him for his message and stating that he sees this message as a mark of friendship. Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/113 Letter from G Dodds to R Allen (Foreign Office) asking him to send the enclosed reply to the President of the Costa Rican Congress from WSC [see CHAR 20/141B/114] Initialled. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/114 Telegram from WSC to President of the Costa Rican Congress (San Jose, Costa Rica) thanking him for his letter of encouragement Initialled. Copy. 21 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/115 Note from Colonel George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing the translations for the messages from the President of the Congress of Costa Rica Initialled. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/116 Letter from Richard Allen (Foreign Office, S W 1, London) to G Dodds informing him that he has received a letter from the Congress of Costa Rica and stating that he will send him this message together with a translation and suggesting that WSC should send a short message of appreciation Signed. 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/117 Translation of a telegram from the Congress of Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica) to WSC of encouragement as the invasion of Europe begins. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/118 Telegram from the Congress of Costa Rica (San Jose, Costa Rica) to WSC of encouragement as the invasion of Europe begins. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/119 Same as CHAR 20/141B/118. 06 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/120 Letter from C Thornley (Colonial Office, Downing Street, London, Private Secretary) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] enclosing a letter from Sir John Huggins (Governor of Jamaica) containing a resolution which was carried in the legislative council yesterday regarding the landings in France Signed. 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/121 Telegram from Sir John Huggins (Governor of Jamaica) to Colonel Oliver Stanley (Secretary of State for the Colonies) containing a resolution passed in the Legislative Council that day stating their admiration for all those involved in the operation. 06 Jun 1944 - 07 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/122 Letter from V Lawford (Foreign Office) [Private Secretary) to G Dodds enclosing a draft reply for WSC to He Nahas' [Prime Minister of Egypt] letter of good wishes Signed. 13 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/123 Telegram from WSC to He Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] thanking him for his message of good wishes Signed. Annotated. Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/124 Telegram from He Nahas [Prime Minister of Egypt] to WSC wishing him good luck for the campaign in France Annotated. 08 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/125 Telegram from Dr H Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] to WSC stating that they are pleased that he has invited Australian and New Zealand representatives to Quebec. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/126 Letter from (Office of High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia, Ottawa, Canada) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Personal Secretary] asking him to pass onto WSC the enclosed message from Dr H Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] Signed. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/127 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Personal Secretary] to Ralph Harry [Office of the High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Australia, Ottawa, Canada] thanking him for his letter and enclosing a letter from Dr H Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] Initialled. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/128 Telegram from WSC to Dr H Evatt [Australian Minister for External Affairs] thanking him for his message Annotated. 16 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/129 Same as CHAR 20/141B/128. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/130 Note marked "1944 F-Fr" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/141B/131 Letter from Daisy Fellowes (Compton Beauchamp, Shrivenham, Berks) to WSC inviting him to stay with them whenever he is in the vicinity Signed manuscript. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/132-3 Same as CHAR 20/141B/131 Signature in typescript. Copy. 18 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/134 Letter from WSC to Daisy Fellowes thanking her for her letter and stating that he rarely moves outside his restricted circle Initialled. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/135 Note marked "Personal Correspondence ffoulkes, Charles ffoulkes, dedicated book to P M Dec 44" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/136-37 Letter from Charles ffoulks (10 The Park, Golders Green, N W 11) [Trustee of the Imperial War Museum] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to enquire whether WSC will permit him to dedicate his book, which is an illustrated history of arms and armaments, to him and stating that for four hundred years, they have relied on the craftsmen of other nations to produce weapons for Britain and containing a list revealing how Britain has been reliant on other nations to help to produce their arms Signed. 11 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/138 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Charles ffoulks [Trustee of the Imperial War Museum] informing him that he is able to dedicate his book on arms and armaments to WSC as long as he does not claim that he has received WSC's permission and adding that if he wishes to seek WSC' s permission then WSC would first probably wish to see the book, but commenting that he has seldom permitted a book to be dedicated to him Initialled. 17 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/139 Letter from Charles ffoulks (10 The Park, Golders Green, N W 11, [London]) [Trustee of the Imperial War Museum] to Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] containing the proposed wording for the dedication of his book to WSC and informing him that he hopes to be allowed to send WSC a bound volume Signed. 21 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/140 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Charles ffoulks [Trustee of the Imperial War Museum] stating that he has no objection to his proposed dedication and informing him how WSC likes to be described Initialled. 29 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/141 Note marked "Perr Corres Feiling, Keith Feiling, Book about Neville Chamberlain, Sept /44" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/141B/142 Telegram from WSC to James Forrestal [Secretary of the United States Navy] congratulating him on his new appointment Copy. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/143 Same as CHAR 20/141B/142. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/144 Letter from Admiral Harold Stark (Headquarters U S Naval Forces in Europe, 20 Grosvenor Square, London, W 1) [Commander of the United States Naval Forces in Europe] to WSC informing him that he has received a message for him from James Forrestal [Secretary of the United States Navy] thanking him for his message Signed. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/145 Telegram from James Forrestal [Secretary of the United States Navy] to WSC thanking him for his message Signature in typescript. Annotated. 11 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/146 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Admiral Harold Stark [Commander of the United States Naval Forces in Europe] thanking him on WSC's behalf for his letter containing the message from James Forrestal [Secretary of the United States Navy] Initialled. 13 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/147 Registry form recording the details of a letter from Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander of the Eastern Fleet] to WSC stating that he is sorry that he did not see him before leaving Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/148 Letter from Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser (Moorcroft, East Molsey, [Surrey]) [Commander of the Home Fleet] to WSC stating that he is sorry that he did not see him before leaving and adding that he hopes that fleet will move nearer to the Japanese in the Far East Signed manuscript. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/149 Same as CHAR 20/141B/148 Signature in typescript. Copy. 17 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/150 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander of the Eastern Fleet] stating that he is sorry not to have seen him before he left and thanking him for his letter. 23 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/151 Note to the Private Secretary stating that he does not know Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser's [Commander of the Eastern Fleet] exact location Initialled manuscript. 25 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/152 Same as CHAR 20/141B/150. 25 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/153 Letter from WSC to the Private Office informing them that he is going to send Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander of the Eastern Fleet] a signed photograph and four volumes of Marlborough Initials in typescript. Annotated. 29 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/141B/154 Note marked "Personal Correspondence, Frewen. Grciosa and Lanzerote. May 1944" Manuscript. May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/155 Registry Form recording the details of a letter from Captain Hugh Frewen to WSC suggesting the use of harbours and ports in Graciosa and Lanzerote Manuscript. May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/156-7 Letter from Captain Hugh Frewen (Jerome Park, Dorrigo, New South Wales, [Australia]) to WSC regarding overseas commerce and shipping after the war and suggesting that the port between the islands of Graciosa and Lanzerote be used after the war and that the Spanish Government should be approached to obtain a lease Signature in typescript. Copy. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/158 Same as CHAR 20/141B/157 Signed. 26 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/159 Envelope from Captain Hugh Frewen (Jerome Park, Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia) to WSC. 27 May 1944
CHAR 20/141B/160 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Captain Hugh Frewen thanking him on WSC's behalf for his letter and explaining the delay due to WSC's visit to Italy Initialled. 31 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/141B/161 Note from "Personal Correspondence. Freyberg, Gen. Freyberg's accident. September 1944". Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/162 Registry form recording the details of correspondence between WSC and General Freyberg and WSC's request to be informed of his progress Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/163 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] containing a message for General Bernard Freyberg [Later Lord Wellington, New Zealand and Munstead] stating that he hopes that he will make a quick recovery and asking him for an independent report on his progress and adding that he would like to be kept up to date with the casualties of the Eighth and Fifth Armies. 11 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/164 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC informing him that he has asked for an independent report on General Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the New Zealand Division] position and that he will send it to him as soon as he receives it and reporting on the casualties of the Eighth and Fifth Armies and the United States troops. 12 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/165 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander in Chief Allied Armies in Italy] to WSC informing him that his consultant surgeon has seen General Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the New Zealand Division] and that he has reported that his condition is good and that Freyberg has sent a message stating that he is getting on well. 14 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/166 Same as CHAR 20/141B/165. 15 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/167 Telegram from General Bernard Freyberg [Later Lord Wellington, New Zealand and Munstead] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message and stating that he is making good progress and that he hopes to be back at work within six weeks. 16 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/168 Telegram from General Sir Harold Alexander [Lord Alexander of Tunis, Commander of the Allied Forces in Italy] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that General Sir Bernard Freyberg [Commander of the New Zealand Division] received a deep wound in the "right flank", that he was operated on the same day and that his peritoneum had to be stitched and that he has been put on a four day course of penicillin and that the wound has now started to heal and that he should be fit for duty in one month. 17 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/169 Telegram from Peter Fraser (Prime Minister of New Zealand) to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" stating that he appreciates him arranging a special report on General Bernard Freyberg's [Later Lord Wellington, New Zealand and Munstead] injury and adding that the messages he has received from Freyberg seems to suggest that he appears to be unperturbed. 20 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/170 Note marked "1944 GA-GI" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/141B/171 Letter from Brendan Bracken (Ministry of Information, Malet St, W C 1, London) [Minister of Information] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that WSC commented that he wanted to ask J L Garvin [Writer on world issues for the Telegraph] to lunch at Chequers some time and asking him to remind him Initialled. 31 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/141B/172 Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence] suggesting that he should put this to WSC earlier in the week and commenting that by the weekend some other party will be arranged in which J L Garvin [Writer on world affairs for the Daily Telegraph] would not fit in Initialled manuscript. Annotated that Mr and Mrs Garvin were eventually invited. 14 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141B/173 Note marked "Perr Corresp. Garvin. J L Garvin, Article about P M, Dec/44" Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/174 Letter from WSC to J L Garvin (Gregories, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire) [Writer on world affairs for the Daily Telegraph] thanking him for the article which he wrote about him Initialled. 19 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/141B/175 Letter from Gwilym Lloyd George [later Lord Tenby] (Ministry of Fuel and Power) [Minister of Fuel and Power] to WSC stating that he missed the kind words he said regarding his and Ernest Bevin's [Minister of Labour and National Service] work, in the House of Commons this morning and thanking him for them Signed. 06 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/141B/176 Newspaper cuttings from the "Times" reporting that Major Gwilym Lloyd George [Minister of Fuel and Power] is suffering from laryngitis and that despite improvement, he is to cancel all his engagements for this week. 17 Jul 1944 - 18 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/141B/177 Telegram from WSC to Major Gwilym Lloyd George (Ministry of Fuel and Power, Millbank, S W 1, London) [Minister of Fuel and Power] stating that he is sorry to hear that he is ill and asking him to keep him informed of his progress. 18 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/141B/178 Note from WSC to Major Gwilym Lloyd George [Minister of Fuel and Power] stating that he is sorry to hear that he is ill and asking him to keep him informed of his progress Initials in typescript. Annotated requesting that this message be sent. 18 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/141B/179 Note marking the details of correspondence relating to Wing Commander Guy Gibson [Commander of the 617 Squadron RAF] and WSC's request to hear more news regarding reports that he is missing in action Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141B/180 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that they have been informed by the Air Ministry that Wing Commander Guy Gibson [Commander of the 617 Squadron RAF] is reported missing from a recent raid to Munchen Glabach [Germany] Initialled. Annotated by WSC asking for further news. 26 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/181 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to G Whittuck (Air Ministry) stating that WSC would like more information regarding the news that Wing Commander Guy Gibson [Commander of the 617 Squadron RAF] is reported missing from a recent raid to Munchen Glabach [Germany] Initialled. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/182 Letter from G Whittuck (Air Ministry, King Charles Street, Whitehall, S W 1, London) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that they will let him have more information regarding the news that Wing Commander Guy Gibson [Commander of the 617 Squadron RAF] as soon as it is available Signed. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/141B/183 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that the Air Ministry do not have any further information regarding Wing Commander Guy Gibson [Commander of the 617 Squadron RAF] yet Initialled. 07 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/141B/184 Letter from G Whittuck (Air Ministry, King Charles Street, Whitehall, S W 1, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that Wing Commander Guy Gibson [Commander of the 617 Squadron RAF] is reported killed and that he is buried in Steenbergen, Holland Signed. 12 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/141B/185 Note marked "Pers Corres Gibson, PM's letter to widow of W/Cmmdr Guy Gibson V C, December 1944" Manuscript. 12 Jan 1945
CHAR 20/141B/186 Same as CHAR 20/138B/225. 19 Dec 1945
CHAR 20/141B/187 Note recording the details of correspondence regarding General George Giffard and the suggestion that he should address MP's about the Burma front Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141B/188 Letter from Leopold Amery (India Office, Whitehall, London) [Secretary of State for India and Burma] to Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] informing him that it has been suggested that General George Giffard should address MP's on the general conditions of the Burma Front and stating that they would need WSC's permission for him to do so and commenting on the benefits of this proposal and asking him to suggest this to WSC Signed. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141B/189 Minute from WSC to Leopold Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] stating that he does not agree, that General George Giffard has been removed from his command and that they cannot therefore gauge what he might say and adding that he doubted whether he could add to the fame of the 14th army Initialled. 21 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/141B/190 Telegram from the Ambassador in Algiers to WSC informing him that General Henri Giraud has heard that his daughter who was captured and taken to Germany with her four children, is dead and suggesting that he should send a message of sympathy. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141B/191 Telegram from WSC to General Henri Giraud of sympathy at the death of his daughter who was captured and taken to Germany with her four children Initialled. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/141B/192 Telegram from General Henri Giraud to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that they must forget their mourning and think only of the enemy. 15 Mar 1944 - 16 Mar 1944