Official: Prime Minister: Private office correspondence Go-Hou.

Reference code: CHAR 20/142A

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Date: 18 Jan 1944 - 07 Dec 1944

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CHAR 20/142A/1 Note marked "1944 Go-Gu" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142A/2 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC enclosing a copy of his speech from September 8th 1942, in which he mentions General Gott [British Corps Commander in North Africa, killed in 1942] and adding that the passage in question is highlighted Initialled. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/3 Extract from "Hansard" entitled "War Situation Debate" recording WSC's speech regarding the death of General Gott before he was able to take command of the Eighth Army and commenting that he had met him the day before his death and that he seemed to be "a most splendid man". 08 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/142A/4 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC explaining that he had asked him to obtain a copy of his speech referring to General Gott, and that he believed that his plan was to copy out the passage in his own hand for Mrs Gott Initialled. Annotated. 13 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/5 Letter from George Price (Offices of the War Cabinet, Great George Street, S W 1, London) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] reminding him of WSC's promise to Mrs Gott that he would send her a signed copy of his speech regarding the death of her husband General William Gott [Corps Commander in North Africa] and enclosing an extract from the speech Signed manuscript. 29 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/6 Extract from "Hansard" of a speech made by WSC regarding the death of General William Gott [British Corps Commander] Manuscript. 08 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/142A/7 Letter from John Martin to Mrs Gott enclosing a handwritten copy by WSC of the speech he made in the House of Commons regarding the death of her husband General William Gott [British Corps Commander] in 1942 [see CHAR 20/142A/6] Initialled. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/8 Note from John Colville to WSC informing him that Raymond Guest has asked to see him and noting that he does not have much spare time this week and suggesting that he should write back to Mr Guest explaining that there is no time available Initialled. 09 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/9 Telegram from Amy Guest to WSC congratulating him on his fighting speeches and stating that it makes her wish that she was there to help in the election again. 1944
CHAR 20/142A/10 Note marked "1944 Hopkins" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142A/11 Note recording the details of a message from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] thanking him for his birthday greetings Manuscript. Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142A/12 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that he hopes that he has returned to good health and asking him if he wishes him to send him a message about their present troubles and thanking him for his birthday message Signature in typescript. Copy. 30 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142A/13 Note from C to WSC informing him that his note to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] was delivered and containing an extract from his representative in Washington [United States] stating that he delivered the note to Hopkins and that he invited him to use him as a channel of communication again and adding that he seemed to think that WSC must have the Chicago conference in mind and that there was nothing more he contribute Signature in typescript. Copy. 07 Dec 1944
CHAR 20/142A/14 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" stating that Basil O'Connor (Chairman of the United States Red Cross) is visiting England soon and commenting that he is a close friend and that he was a former law partner of President Roosevelt that he hopes that he will be able to see him Signature in typescript. Annotated. 29 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142A/15 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Jacob Beam (United States Embassy] stating that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] has informed WSC that Basil O'Connor (Chairman of the United States Red Cross) is visiting England and noting that he is a close friend and a former law partner of President Roosevelt and adding that he is sure that WSC would wish to see him and asking him to inform them when he arrives Initialled. 29 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142A/16 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he will gladly see Basil O'Connor [Chairman of the United States Red Cross] while he is in England Initialled. Annotated. 30 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142A/17 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC informing him that his old friend Basil O'Connor (Chairman of the United States Red Cross) will be in England this week and stating that he hopes that he will see him Signature in typescript. 02 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142A/18 Note from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that Basil O'Connor [Chairman of the United States Red Cross] has arrived in England and that John Winant [United States Ambassador in Britain] has telephoned to notify them that O'Connor is fairly busy until Saturday, but that he will make any arrangements to suit his convenience Initialled. Annotated. 03 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142A/19 Letter from Lord Beaverbrook (Gwydyr House, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Lord Privy Seal] to WSC enclosing a letter which he received from President Roosevelt and informing him that Basil O'Connor [Chairman of the United States Red Cross] has arrived in England and that he is calling on him tonight and asking him if it would be possible for him to see him for a few minutes Signed. 03 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142A/20 Note regarding correspondence with Mrs Sutton and Mr Johnston regarding the inscription sent to Harry Hopkins about his son Manuscript. Feb 1944 - Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/21 Letter from W Beck (HM Stationery Office, 421-429 Oxford Street, London W 1, Private Secretary) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] suggesting the name of an individual he should contact regarding the manuscript lettering Signed. Annotated. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/22 Note from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] from WSC regarding his son, Stephen Hopkins and containing a quote from Shakespeare "Your son, my lord, has paid a soldier's debt" Annotated. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/23 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to CSC informing her that he had made some enquiries regarding the manuscript lettering for the document which WSC wishes to send to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and detailing the results of his enquiries Initialled. 15 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/24 Note from CSC to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that she does not like the copper plate, but informing him which specimen she prefers commenting that she likes the 18th century copper plate the most Initialled. Annotated. 16 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/25 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that he has made some enquiries regarding the quotation in manuscript lettering and detailing the results of his enquiry and containing some examples of his work and adding that CSC prefers the 18th century copper plate the most and asking him for his preference Initialled. Annotated. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/26 Same as CHAR 20/142A/22. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/27 Letter from WSC to CSC stating that her taste is better than his and asking her to settle the matter and adding that he had hoped that they would send it this week Initials in typescript. Annotated by CSC. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/28 Same as CHAR 20/142A/25 Initialled. Annotated. 23 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/29 Note marked "Personal Correspondence. H Hopkins about Basil O'Connor, Sept 1944" Manuscript. Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142A/30 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Lieutenant Colonel C Price informing him that WSC has sent Mrs Gott a handwritten copy of his speech in the House of Commons on 8th September 1942 Initialled. 31 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/31 Note from E Layton Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that CSC has requested that this be sent to him immediately Signed. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/32 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Edward Johnston informing him that WSC wishes to send Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] a quote from Shakespeare in manuscript lettering on parchment and asking him if he is willing to do this work for them Initialled. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/33 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bridget Johnston asking her to present the enclosed letter to her father and asking her to let him know as soon as possible whether they can meet WSC's request Initialled. 27 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/34 Letter from Bridget Johnston (Cleves, Ditchling, Sussex) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that she has contacted Mrs Sutton to assist her father in this work and commenting on Mrs Sutton's ability to do this work and adding that there will be a slight delay as Mrs Sutton is recovering from influenza Signed manuscript. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/35 Note recording the details of a telephone call from Bridget Johnston stating that her father is delighted to have been commissioned for this work and suggesting that as her father is unwell, that Mrs Sutton should assist him and commenting on her ability to do this task and noting the reply which was given to her, that this arrangement was acceptable. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/36 Same as CHAR 20/142A/35 Initialled. Annotated. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/37 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bridget Johnston thanking her for all her help in this matter and assuring her that the arrangement meets with WSC's approval Initialled. 02 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/38 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to CSC informing her that he has written to Edward Johnston and that he is delighted to take on this task and that he will be using the employing the assistance of Mrs Sutton and adding that the work will be completed as soon as possible, but that he doubts whether it will be ready by next week Initialled. Annotated. 03 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/39 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that Bridget Johnston telephoned notifying him that they have had some difficulty in obtaining the parchment and that there will be a delay in delivering the scroll, but that the document should be ready on Wednesday Initialled. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/40 Telegram from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bridget Johnston (Cleves, Ditchling, Sussex) asking her to inform him of the dimensions of the document to enable them to create a folder for it and to inform him when she thinks it will be ready Signature in typescript. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/41-42 Note detailing the size of the document and the colour of the lettering and asking what type of folder is to be created for the document Manuscript. 04 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/43-44 Letter from Bridget Johnston (Cleves, Ditchling, Sussex) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] explaining why she could not answer his telegram yesterday morning and asking him to telephone her next door neighbour to discuss with Mrs Sutton all the details and containing a list of questions which she has written out for her father [see CHAR 20/142A/141-42] and adding that she does not think that her father will be able to do the lettering due to his poor health, but that she is sure that Mrs Sutton will do a good job Signed manuscript. 05 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/45 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to CSC informing her that he has spoken to Bridget Johnston and Mrs Sutton and that the document will be ready by next Wednesday and explaining that the folder will have to be made after the document has been completed in case of alterations and apologising for the delay Initialled. 06 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/46 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bridget Johnston thanking her for all the work which they have done and informing her that WSC thought that the document was excellent and adding that he hopes that they will send him the account for this work as soon as possible Signed. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/47 Letter from Bridget Johnston (Cleves, Ditchling, Sussex) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] thanking him for his letter and informing him that her father was disappointed not to have been able to work on the document and informing him that Mrs Sutton will send him the account for the work Signed manuscript. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/48 Letter from Mrs Sutton (37F Regents Park Road, London, N W 1) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] containing the account for the work and stating that she is very pleased that WSC liked it Signed manuscript. Annotated. 27 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/49 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Mrs Hill attaching a copy of an account from Mrs Sutton amounting to 5 and explaining that Mr Johnston and Mrs Sutton went to a great deal of trouble for this and suggesting that they should send them a signed copy of one of WSC's books Initialled. Annotated. 28 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/50 Note from Mrs Hill to WSC asking him to sign a cheque for 5 which is Mrs Sutton charge for writing the inscription for Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and suggesting that due to the hard work of Mrs Sutton and Mr Johnston that he might like to send them signed copy of one of his books Initialled. 29 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/51 Letter from Leslie Rowen [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bridget Johnston informing her that a cheque has been sent to Mrs Sutton in settlement of the account and informing her that WSC has asked him to send to her father the enclosed book which contains an inscription for him Initialled. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/52 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Bridget Johnston informing her that he has heard from Mrs Sutton and that she has been sent a cheque in settlement of the account and notifying her that he has been asked by WSC to send her father a book from WSC which has been inscribed Initialled. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/53 Note marked "Pers Corr. Hopkins, Inscription sent by P M to Harry Hopkins when his son was killed Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142A/54 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that if he wishes to send a covering letter to President Roosevelt with the envelope that it would be convenient if he writes the letter tonight as it must reach the United States Embassy before 9 am if he wishes it to be sent by courier Initialled. 09 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/55 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Mr Baker asking him to see the telegram to President Roosevelt with his note in the box Initialled manuscript. [Mar] 1944
CHAR 20/142A/56 Note from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Mr Baker asking him to enclose in the cover sent to President Roosevelt a note stating that this is the inscription for Harry Hopkins [Special Assistant and Adviser to the President of the United States] referred to in WSC's telegram to President Roosevelt Initialled manuscript. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/57 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Most Secret" informing him that he is sending Harry Hopkins [Special Adiser and Assistant to the President of the United States], by courier, an inscription about his son who was killed and asking him to forward it to him Initialled. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/58 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to F Salter (United States Embassy) containing the envelope for President Roosevelt which he said he would deliver for them Initialled. Annotated. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/59 Letter from Fred Salter (Embassy of the United States, 1 Grosvenor Square, London, W 1) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that he has sent by air mail pouch the envelope which was addressed to President Roosevelt. Signed. Annotated. 10 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/60 Letter from Bridget Johnston (Cleves, Ditchling, Sussex) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] thanking him for his letter and thanking WSC for sending her father the book and apologising for the delay in her reply and explaining that this is due to ill health and asking him to thank WSC on her father's behalf for his gift Signed manuscript. 26 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/61 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Mrs Sutton enclosing a cheque for 5 and enclosing a book, sent by WSC and containing an inscription Initialled. 19 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/62 Letter from Mrs Sutton (Cleves, Ditchling, Hassocks) to Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] thanking him for the book and his letter and asking him to thank WSC on her behalf Signed manuscript. 24 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/63 Telegram from the Prime Minister's Private Secretary to Miss Tully (White House) informing her that WSC has sent an inscription to President Roosevelt for Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and asking her to let him know when the inscription has arrived. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/64 Same as CHAR 20/142A/63. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/65 Same as CHAR 20/142A/63 Initialled. Annotated. 11 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/66 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] is at a clinic in Minnesota and adding that they will decide whether an operation is necessary in a few weeks and stating that he will send him the inscription as soon as he receives it and commenting that he knows that it will do him some good Signed. 12 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/67 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that the inscription for Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] has arrived and that it has been forwarded to him Signed. 15 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/68 Note marked "Harry Hopkins. Death of son on active service" Manuscript. [Feb] 1944
CHAR 20/142A/69 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] son who is in the marines has been killed in the Marshall Islands. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/70 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC informing him that CSC has asked to be included in any message which he might send to Harry Hopkins [Special Assistant and Adviser to the President of the United States] and notifying him that it is the younger son Stephen who is in the Marines and David Hopkins is in the United States Navy and is also in the Solomons area Initialled. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/71 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt containing a message of sympathy from WSC and CSC for Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and asking him to forward this, if he thinks that it is advisable Initialled. Annotated. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/72 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] is still in hospital and that he has lost a lot of weight and stating that he would appreciate a cheerful message from him Signed. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/142A/73 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" stating that he is safely at home and that he is thinking of him and adding that all his friends send messages and asking him not to rush his recovery Initialled. 18 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/142A/74 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] is improving slowly from his attack of influenza but that he has also been suffering from his old problem of digestive disturbance and stating that he hopes that he will be back at work in a month. 30 Jan 1944
CHAR 20/142A/75 Note marked "Harry Hopkins. Illness" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142A/76 Letter from Harry Hopkins (United States naval hospital) [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC stating that things have not gone well for him in hospital and that he will remain there for another couple of weeks before going to Miami Beach for about a month to be examined by surgeons and adding that he is not looking forward to this, and that no matter what he will meet him in Berlin Signed manuscript. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/77-78 Same as CHAR 20/142A/76 Signature in typescript. Copy. 03 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/79 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him that he has not seen Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] but that he has spoken to his secretary who has seen him and that she said did not give a good account of him but claimed that he looked better than she had expected and stating that he will remain in hospital for a least another two weeks. 04 Feb 1944 - 05 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/80 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC informing him that he saw Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] in hospital yesterday and reporting on his progress and his comments on the forthcoming election in the United States. 13 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/81 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] thanking him for his letter and stating that he is delighted that he will be getting some sun and rest Initialled. Annotated. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/82 Letter from Fred Salter (Embassy of the United States, 1 Grovesnor Square, London, W 1) to C Barker (10 Downing Street, S W 1, London) informing him that they have sent the letter to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]. Signed. 14 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/83 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Most Secret" stating that the news of Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] son has hit them all hard and informing him that Harry is staying at Miami beach for a month and that they will decide whether to operate on his return and adding that he is delighted with the news from Italy and commenting that in October 1918 it was the crews of the German submarines which cracked first and that similar rumours are coming in now Copy. 12 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/84 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] had an operation this morning and that the Doctors are very satisfied with the result. 29 Mar 1944 - 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/85 Telegram from Lord Halifax [Earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 30 Mar 1944 - 31 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/86 Note to John Winant [United States Ambassador in Britain] informing him that he has received a message stating that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] operation was successful Initialled manuscript. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/87 Telegram from Louise Hopkins to WSC marked "Personal and Confidential" informing him that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States operation was a success Signature in typescript. Annotated. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/88 Letter Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States of America) to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to arrange for the despatch of a telegram to Louise Hopkins stating that he is greatly relieved Initialled. 30 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/89 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] had a good night, last night and that he is well today. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/90 Telegram from WSC and CSC to Louise Hopkins stating that they hope that everything is going well Initialled. Annotated. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/91 Letter from Jacob Beam (Embassy of the United States, Second Secretary) informing him that he has received his note regarding WSC's message to Mrs Hopkins and informing him that he will be happy to send it to her Signed. 01 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/92 Telegraph from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] marked "Personal", informing him that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] doctors are satisfied with his progress, but that his wife has claimed that he has had an uncomfortable day and notifying him that he will not contact him again unless he has something important to tell him. 01 Apr 1944 - 02 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/93 Telegraph from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] asking him about Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress and stating that he would like to be kept informed Initialled. 08 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/94 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress is slow but steady and stating that they will have more news on Monday after his wife sees the surgeon Annotated. 09 Apr 1944 - 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/95 Same as CHAR 20/142A/94. 10 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/96 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] wife has notified them that Hopkins got up into a wheel chair and that everyone is pleased with his progress Annotated. 10 Apr 1944 - 11 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/97 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 11 Apr 1944 - 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/98 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] asking him to send Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and his wife his regards and to purchase some flowers on his behalf and at his expense Initialled. 12 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/99 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 13 Apr 1944 - 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/100 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" thanking him and asking him to tell them how pleased they all are Initials in typescript. 14 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/101 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that he given Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and his wife his message and reporting on Hopkins' progress. 16 Apr 1944 - 17 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/102 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Private and Secret" asking him to send a message to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he is delighted to hear that he is doing so well. 22 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/103 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he has passed on his message to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and reporting on Hopkins' progress. 26 Apr 1944 - 27 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/104 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 28 Apr 1944 - 29 Apr 1944
CHAR 20/142A/105 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC and Anthony Eden marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 03 May 1944 - 04 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/106 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal" thanking him for his letter regarding Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States]. 10 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/107 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 19 May 1944 - 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/108 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" containing a message for Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] stating that he is delighted to hear of the continued good news Initialled. 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/109 Same as CHAR 20/142A/108. 20 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/110 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" informing him that he passed his message on to Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] and reporting on Harry's progress. 24 May 1944 - 25 May 1944
CHAR 20/142A/111 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 04 Jun 1944 - 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/112 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] to WSC marked "Personal" thanking him for his message. [Jun] 1944
CHAR 20/142A/113 Letter from John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Pierson Dixon (Foreign Office) asking him to despatch a message from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] Signed. 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/114 Same as CHAR 20/142A/113. 04 Jun 1944 - 05 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/115 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Secret and Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress and stating that he will probably not return to work until autumn. 16 Jun 1944 - 17 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/116 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 18 Jun 1944 - 19 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/117 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his letter and asking him to inform Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] wife Louise, that he is relieved. 20 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/118 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] to WSC marked "Personal" reporting on Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] progress. 30 Jun 1944 - 01 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/119 Telegram from Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to Anthony Eden marked "Confidential" informing him that he has been discharged from hospital and that he is much recovered and asking him to inform Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] and his wife Dorothy that he is has returned home Signature in typescript. Copy. 06 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/120 Letter from G Millard (Foreign Office) [Assistant Private Secretary] to G Dodds (10 Downing Street) enclosing a telegram from Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to Anthony Eden Signed. 06 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/121 Telegram from Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] to WSC marked "Confidential" informing him that he is back in Washington and that he is feeling much better, but that he intends to rest over the summer and thanking him for all his messages during his illness Signature in typescript. 06 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/122 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins' [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] marked "Personal and Top Secret" thanking him for his message and stating that he is not convinced by the anvil [invasion of the South of France] strategy but that they will try to make it work and that their affairs are confused at the moment. 19 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/123 Note marked "1944 H-I" Manuscript. 1944
CHAR 20/142A/124 Note from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to the private office stating that WSC will see Lord and Lady Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] for lunch on Monday Initialled. The words Lady Halifax are crossed out. 29 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/125 Letter from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] (House of Lords) to WSC informing him of his plans to return to Washington [United States] on 6th August Signed manuscript. 25 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/126 Draft telegram from WSC and CSC to Lord Harewood [Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of West Yorkshire] and his wife Princess Mary, the Princess Royal, of sympathy Signature in typescript. Annotated. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/127 Same as CHAR 20/142A/126. 25 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/128 Telegram from Lord Harewood [Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of West Yorkshire] to WSC stating that both he and the Princess Royal appreciate his sympathy Annotated. 26 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/129 Note recording correspondence between Averill Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] and WSC regarding his visit to England Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142A/130 Letter from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Irwin] to WSC marked "Personal" informing him that Averill Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] hopes to reach London on 20th November and adding that he has messages from President Roosevelt and that he will contact him on his arrival Annotated. 19 Nov 1944 - 20 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142A/131 Note from WSC to General Sir Ian Hamilton (1 Hyde Park Gardens W 2, London) thanking him for listening to the drums Annotated "Sent 10.8.44". [Aug] 1944
CHAR 20/142A/132 Note from K Hill to John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking him to arrange for the invitation of Averill Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] and his wife to dinner tomorrow night Initialled. Annotated. 20 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142A/133 Note marked "Personal Correspondence A P Herbert. Wishes to visit France in a landing craft. August 1944" Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142A/134 Registry form noting the details of a letter regarding Alan Herbert's [Independent MP for Oxford University] wish to visit France in a United States landing craft in order to write press articles Manuscript. Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142A/135 Letter from E [?Janeway] (United States Navy, Deptford) to Alan Herbert [Independent MP for Oxford University] suggesting that he should take a trip with him on board one of his landing ships and proposing possible subjects for a newspaper article, but stating that he cannot organise this for him and providing the name of the individual whom he should contact Signed manuscript. 24 Jun 1944
CHAR 20/142A/136 Letter from Alan Herbert [Independent MP for Oxford University] to WSC containing CHAR 20/142B/135 suggesting that he should take a trip in a United States tank landing ship in order to report on the good work which they are doing Signed. 21 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/137 Letter from Leslie Rowan to C Wallworth (Admiralty) [Additional Private Secretary] containing CHAR 20/142A/135 and CHAR 20/142A/136 and stating that he has not yet shown them to WSC so he does not yet know hi opinion on this and asking him for his view on the matter Initialled. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/138 Letter from Leslie Rowan to Alan Herbert [Independent MP for Oxford University] acknowledging receipt of his letter Initialled. 27 Jul 1944
CHAR 20/142A/139 Letter from C Wallwoth (Admiralty) [Additional Private Secretary] Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] regarding Alan Herbert's [Independent MP for Oxford University] request to travel with a United States landing ship to Normandy in order to write a few articles for the press and stating that the Admiralty have no objection to this Signed. 31 Aug 1944
CHAR 20/142A/140 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Alan Herbert's [Independent MP for Oxford University] informing him that the Admiralty have agreed to his request and that he will be accredited a war correspondent Initialled. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142A/141 Letter from Leslie Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to C Wallworth (Admiralty) [Additional Private Secretary] containing CHAR 20/142A/140 Initialled. 01 Sep 1944
CHAR 20/142A/142 Note detailing correspondence regarding General Hoare's wish to see WSC Manuscript. Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142A/143 Note recording General Hoare's (former member of the 4th Hussars) request to see WSC Annotated by K Hill stating that she informed WSC of this and that he made no comment and suggesting that he should be reminded later. 29 Oct 1944
CHAR 20/142A/144 Note marked "Personal Corres. Hicks. George Hicks MP. Nov 1944" Manuscript. Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142A/145 Letter from George Hicks (Ministry of Works and Planning) [Parliamentary Secretary] to WSC thanking him for his enquiry regarding his health and informing him that he has recovered Signed Manuscript. Annotated. 22 Nov 1944
CHAR 20/142A/146 Telegram from WSC to Florence Horsbrugh [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health] stating that he is sorry to hear of her wound Initials in typescript. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/147 Letter from Florence Horsbrugh (Ministry of Health, Whitehall, S W 1, London) [Parliamentary Secretary] to WSC thanking him for his message and stating that her injury is slight and that she has been able to carry on with her work Signed manuscript. 01 Mar 1944
CHAR 20/142A/148 Same as CHAR 20/142A/146 Signature in typescript. 29 Feb 1944
CHAR 20/142A/149 Letter from Oliver Lyttelton (Ministry of Production, Great George Street, London S W 1) [Minister of Production] to WSC informing him that Amory Houghton, second in command to Philip Reed of the Economic Commission is visiting the United States at the end of the week and asking him if he will see him for a few minutes and claiming that it will be a great help to the business of supply and assignment Initialled. Annotated "Too late he has gone". 27 Mar 1944