Official: Prime Minister: correspondence with or about HRH the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas].

Reference code: CHAR 20/31A-B

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Date: 1941

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CHAR 20/31A/1 Letter from Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs] (Colonial Office [London]) to [John] Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] discussing a yacht trip the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales] had taken with Axel Wenner-Gren who had been reported to be pro-Nazi in the British press. The Duke maintained that Wenner-Gren was "impartial with a strong leaning to the side of the Allies". Eastwood encloses an intelligence report [not present] about Wenner-Gren. Signed typescript. 09 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/31A/2 Personal Minute from WSC to the Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs [1st Lord Lloyd of Dolobran] asking him how he intends to reply to the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales] about [Axel] Wenner-Gren [suspected of being pro-Nazi]. WSC encloses an extract from a letter sent to Wenner-Gren suggesting that he should meet a family in Nassau [Bahamas] who have a "sympathetic understanding for totalitarian ideas." Typescript. 13 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/31A/3 Minute from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs] marked "most secret" reporting that [Harry] Hopkins [Special Adviser and Assistant to the President of the United States] had said that the cruise the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales] had taken with [Axel] Wenner-Gren had had a "deplorable effect". Hopkins noted that the United States consider Wenner-Gren a "dangerous pro-Nazi" and watch all his activities closely. Typescript. 13 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/31A/4 Letter from Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs] (Colonial Office [London]) to [John] Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] marked "secret" discussing possible courses of action to be taken about the association between the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales] and Axel] Wenner-Gren [a suspected pro-Nazi]. He explains that [1st] Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran], Secretary of State for the Colonies does not want to write to the Duke and suggests that a United States agent should visit the Duke instead. Signed typescript annotated with a note by WSC that he agrees with the suggestion. 21 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/31A/5 Copy of a letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs] informing him that WSC agrees that a United States agent should warn the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales] about the [pro-Nazi] activities of Axel Wenner-Gren. Carbon typescript signed with initials. 22 Jan 1941
CHAR 20/31A/6 Copy of a letter from [?Valentine] Vivian to K Robinson of the Colonial Office marked "secret" enclosing a mutilated extract from an interview given by the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales] to Liberty magazine. The interview "infuriates heads of news services" as the Duke condemns the "Lend Lease" agreement between Great Britain and the United States; states that the German people want [Adolf] Hitler in power; and comments on the failure of the first League of Nations. Unsigned typescript. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/7 File note summarising material relating to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Manuscript. Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/8 Letter from [Colin] Thornley, [Principal] Private Secretary [to Secretary of State for the Colonies], (Colonial Office) to [Eric] Seal [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] sending another copy of a telegram from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Signed typescript. 18 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/9 Telegram from Edward [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] on his plans to visit the United States. Despatched on 11 March; received on 12 March. Copy. 11 Mar 1941 - 12 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/10 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (Washington) [?to WSC] on the implications of the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] proposed US visit; suggests contact with the pro-German [Swedish] financier [Axel] Wenner-Gren should be discouraged. Copy. 15 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/11-12 Note from "J M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC attaching a press summary of the article appearing in Liberty magazine dated 11 March: "The Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] talks of War and Peace". 11 Mar 1941 - 16 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/13 Newspaper cutting from the Sunday Dispatch reporting the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] interview in Liberty magazine. 16 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/14 Note from "J M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that the Liberty article [featuring an interview with the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] is dated 22 March. Manuscript. 17 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/15 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a telegram to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Signed typescript. 17 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/16-18 Telegram from Secretary of States for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] passing on a message from WSC advising against a trip to the United States, use of [Axel] Wenner-Gren's [Swedish financier] yacht, and spontaneous public statements which are open to misinterpretation. Copy and WSC's typed draft. 17 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/19 Minute from WSC to Secretary of States for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] asking him to dispatch a message to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Annotated by "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary]. 17 Mar 1941 - 18 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/20 Note from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to "Mr. Trimbey" stating that WSC wants a copy of an item [his message to the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] sent to the Palace. Manuscript. [Mar 1941]
CHAR 20/31A/21 Note from "J M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC stating that Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] has been informed of WSC's message to the Duke [of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Manuscript. 17 Mar [1941]
CHAR 20/31A/22 Telegram from Edward [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor [and Commander in Chief] of the Bahamas, to [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of States for the Colonies] for WSC advising that the "yacht in question" is owned by Alfred Sloane, head of General Motors; complaining about American journalists and offering to resign if he is impeding Anglo-American relations. Copy. 19 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/23 Letter from "J M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] enclosing a copy of the reply WSC has received from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, see CHAR 20/31A/22]. Copy. 19 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/24 Letter from [Sir Alexander] Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] (Buckingham Palace) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] thanking him for sending a copy of the reply WSC received from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, see CHAR 20/31A/22]. Manuscript. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/25-26 Letters from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Lord President of the Council] and [Clement] Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] stating that he is enclosing copies of correspondence between WSC, [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of States for the Colonies], and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Copies. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/27 Letter from [Sir] John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Lord President of the Council] (Privy Council Office) to [Eric] Seal [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] stating that he has received copies [of telegrams concerning the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Signed typescript. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/28 Note by "M H" [WSC's secretary Marian Holmes] to [Eric] Seal [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] on telegrams concerning [the Duke of] Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Typescript. [20 Mar 1941]
CHAR 20/31A/29-32 Minute from WSC (10 Downing Street) to the Private Office enclosing a draft message from him to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] on matters including Anglo-American relations and Windsor's comments in Liberty magazine not being HM Government policy. Typescripts annotated by WSC. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/33-38 Letters from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of States for the Colonies] and Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] enclosing WSC's draft reply to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] on matters including Anglo-American relations and Windsor's comments in Liberty magazine not being HM Government policy. Copies. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/39 Letter from Walter [Guinness, 1st Lord Moyne, Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC commenting on his draft telegram to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Signed typescript, annotated by WSC. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/40 Letter from [Sir Alexander] Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] (Buckingham Palace) to [Eric] Seal [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] commenting on WSC's draft telegram to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Manuscript. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/41 Note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC giving [Sir Alexander] Hardinge's [Private Secretary to King George VI] views on WSC's draft telegram [to the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Manuscript. 20 Mar [1941]
CHAR 20/31A/42 Note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Private Secretary on despatching WSC's telegram [to the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] with slight amendments. Manuscript. 20 Mar [1941]
CHAR 20/31A/43-44 Telegram from Secretary of States for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] passing on a message from WSC on matters including Anglo-American relations and Windsor's comments in Liberty magazine not being HM Government policy. Copy with complements slip. 20 Mar 1941 - 21 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/45 Letter from Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office, [London]) to Eric Seal [Private Secretary to WSC] referring to an enclosure. Annotated with a note by Seal that he had spoken to "C" [Major-General Sir Stewart Menzies, Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] and [Henry] Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton] and that Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] had decided that it was too late to act. 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/46 Note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC asking whether he should send copies of WSC's further communications with the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to the Lord Privy Seal [Clement Attlee] and Lord President of the Council [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley]. Manuscript, annotated by WSC: "Yes". 20 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/47-48 Letters from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley, Lord President of the Council] and Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] stating that he is enclosing copies of further telegrams between WSC and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Copies. 21 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/49-50 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (Washington) to the Foreign Office giving extracts from the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] interview [with Fulton Ousler] in Liberty magazine. Copy preceded by Foreign Office request. 19 Mar 1941 - 22 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/51-52 Telegram from Edward [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], the Governor [and Commander in Chief of the] Bahamas, to WSC questioning [Lord] Halifax's [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] judgement of American public opinion and WSC's friendship, citing a telegram of 1 July 1940 [folio 52 is a copy], and commenting on Queen Elizabeth's reference in Life to the Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallis Simpson] as "that woman". Sent on 27 March, received on 28 March. Copy. 27 Mar 1941 - 28 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/53 Minute from "M" [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of States for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC nominating [Colin] Davidson, a Senior Clerk in the House of Lords, as Press representative for the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Typescript [for WSC's reply see CHAR 20/31A/61]. 28 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/54 Letter from [Colin] Thornley, [Principal] Private Secretary [to Secretary of State for the Colonies], (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of Life magazine referred to by the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] and asking for it be returned once WSC has finished with it. Signed typescript; Life magazine copy not in file. 29 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/55 Note by "J R C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC explaining why a Life magazine article on the Queen [Elizabeth] was passed by the censors. Manuscript. 29 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/56-58 Letter from [Sir Alexander] Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] (Buckingham Palace) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] (10 Downing Street) thanking him for a copy of a further message received from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Signed typescript preceded by note from "J R C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Martin and copy of Martin's letter to Hardinge. 30 Mar 1941 - 31 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/59 Note from Christopher [Eastwood, Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] giving [Colin] Davidson's [Clerk to the House of Lords] address. Manuscript. [Mar 1941]
CHAR 20/31A/60 Letter from Martin Russell (Ministry of Information) to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] (10 Downing Street) explaining why a Life magazine article on the Queen [Elizabeth] was passed by the censors. Signed typescript. 31 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/61 Minute from WSC to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] commenting on [Colin] Davidson [Clerk to the House of Lords, becoming the Duke of Windsor's Press representative], asking about "Sir Edward" [Peacock, Windsor's financial adviser], and suggesting he will not reply to HRH [Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Annotated with note by [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] explaining that this is a reply to Moyne's minute of 28 March [ CHAR 20/31A/53]. 30 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/62 Minute from "M" [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] to WSC on approaching [Colin] Davidson [Clerk to the House of Lords] to become the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] Press representative and giving details of Sir Edward Peacock, the Duke's financial adviser. Typescript, annotated by WSC. 31 Mar 1941
CHAR 20/31A/63 Letter from "J C" [John Colville, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) passing on WSC's comments on [1st] Lord Moyne's [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] note [CHAR 20/31A/62]. Carbon copy. 02 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/31A/64 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] suggesting that the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] is touring the "Out Islands". Signed typescript. 01 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/31A/65 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] stating that [Colin] Davidson's [Clerk to the House of Lords] "first reaction" has been against going to the Bahamas. Signed typescript. 02 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/31A/66-67 Minute from "M" [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC advising that [Colin] Davidson [Clerk to the House of Lords] is reluctant to go to the Bahamas; suggests the idea of a Press Attache to the Duke [of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] should rest. Typescript, annotated by WSC. Followed by copy of letter from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] passing on WSC's comment. 07 Apr 1941 - 08 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/31A/68-70 Letter from Reginald Baxter (170, Eastcote Road, Ruislip, Middlesex), Resident Partner of Frazier Jelke and Company, to WSC sending on a letter from Jelke dated 17 April, who dined with the Duke and Duchess [of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, and Wallis Simpson] in Nassau [Bahamas] and reports them advising Americans not to enter the war. Signed typescripts, preceded by file note. 17 Apr 1941 - 27 May 1941
CHAR 20/31A/71 Letter [from WSC] (10 Downing Street) to Reginald Baxter (170 Eastcote Road, Ruislip, Middlesex) thanking him for his letter [CHAR 20/31A/69-70], whose contents he has noted. Carbon copy. 01 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/31A/72-76 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing newspaper cuttings on the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] visit to Miami [United States]. Signed typescript preceded by file note and followed by the cuttings. 22 Apr 1941
CHAR 20/31A/77 File note on correspondence concerning the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] from May 1941 onwards. [1941]
CHAR 20/31A/78-80 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a telegram from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to WSC on a Press Attache, and a note on the history of the matter; suggesting no action is taken until Sir Walter Monckton [Director-General of Ministry of Information] reports. Signed typescript with copies. 29 May 1941 - 30 May 1941
CHAR 20/31A/81 Letter from "T L R" [Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) passing on WSC's agreement on the matter of the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] request for a Press Attache. Carbon copy. 01 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/31A/82-83 Letter from Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [Leslie] Rowan [Prime Minister Private Secretary] giving [1st] Lord Moyne's [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] view on replying to the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] request for a Press Attache, enclosing a draft. Signed typescript with draft telegram, which was eventually despatched on 11 June. 06 Jun 1941 - 11 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/31A/84-85 Minute from WSC to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] on a possible American publicist for the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas], suggesting they need "someone of sufficient character and standing" to dissuade the Duke from giving "unhelpful opinions". Carbon copy. 11 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/31A/86-89 Letter from [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] (Dominions Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] on the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] proposed trip to Canada via Washington and New York [United States], enclosing copies of telegrams between Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] and Sir Walter Monckton (Foreign Office), and a draft telegram to Malcolm MacDonald, United Kingdom High Commissioner in Canada. Signed typescript dated 27 June, annotated on 1 July by WSC and Martin, and copies of the earlier documents. 19 Jun 1941 - 27 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/31A/90-96 Letter from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] (Government House, Bahamas) to WSC on his proposed trip to the United States and Canada, his general attitude to HM Government and his situation in the Bahamas. Signed typescript with additional copy of the letter. 30 Jun 1941
CHAR 20/31A/97-99 Minute from "A E" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office) to WSC on the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] proposed visit to Canada, enclosing telegrams between [Lord] Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions] and United Kingdom High Commissioner in Canada [Malcolm MacDonald], and stating that he has asked [Sir Walter] Monckton to say no to the Duke. Initialled minute dated 8 July with annotations by Eden and WSC and copies of the earlier documents. 01 Jul 1941 - 08 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/100 Draft telegram [from Lord Cranborne, earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions] to United Kingdom High Commissioner in Canada [Malcolm MacDonald] on the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] proposed visit to Canada. Copy. [01 Jul 1941]
CHAR 20/31B/101 Telegram from WSC to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] requesting advice on an item from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, see CHAR 20/31A/90-96]. Carbon copy. 11 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/102 Letter [from Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Oliver] Harvey [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office) enclosing a copy of a letter from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, see CHAR 20/31A/90-96]. 13 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/103-104 Letter from [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] (Dominions Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a telegram from [Malcolm] MacDonald, United Kingdom High Commissioner in Canada, passing on the thoughts of Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] on the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] proposed visit to Canada, arguing that if it is to happen then it should be timed to avoid [George] the Duke of Kent's Air Force inspection there. Signed typescript and copy of telegram. 15 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/105 Minute from "M" [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC suggesting that on balance they should let the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] visit Canada, and commenting on the difficulties of finding a press adviser for the Duke. Typescript [initialled and annotated by Moyne]. 15 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/106-109 Drafts of minute from WSC (10 Downing Street) to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] stating that he sees no reason why the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] should not visit Canada and the United States towards the end of September given the right planning. Drafts annotated by individuals including WSC. 15 Jul 1941 - 16 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/110 Minute from "M" [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC on co-ordinating visits to the United States and Canada by [George] the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas], suggesting the Duke of Kent's visit is limited to Canada. Initialled typescript. 17 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/111 Minute from "A E" [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office) to WSC suggesting that [George] the Duke of Kent's visit is limited to Canada. Initialled typescript. 18 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/112 Minute from WSC to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] and Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] on co-ordinating visits to the United States and Canada by [George] the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. Carbon copy. 19 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/113-114 Letter from "A B" [Anthony Bevir, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] sending on a copy of the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] letter to WSC [see CHAR 20/31A/90-96]. Carbon copy preceded by note from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to "A B". 19 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/115 Letter from Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] (Windsor Castle [Berkshire]) to [Anthony] Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] thanking him for a copy of the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] letter to WSC [see CHAR 20/31A/90-96]. Signed manuscript. 20 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/116 Note from "A B" [Anthony Bevir] to [John] Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] on arranging a meeting between [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] and WSC. Typescript with annotations by individuals including WSC. 20 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/117 Telegram from Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] to Governor, Bahamas [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], sending on a message from WSC on arrangements for the Duke's visits to Washington [United States] and Canada. Copy. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/118 Telegram from Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] to Governor, Bahamas, [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] sending on a message from [Sir Walter] Monckton [Director-General of Ministry of Information] on finding the Duke a Press Attache, suggesting trying Rene McColl "as an experiment", and arrangements for the Duke's proposed visit to the United States and Canada. Copy. 21 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/119-120 Letter from [Valentine] Lawford (Foreign Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a draft to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] on the visits of [George] the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to America for WSC's approval. Signed typescript preceded by reply from WSC's Private Office. [draft to Halifax not in file]. 22 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/121-122 Letter from [Colin] Thornley, [Principal] Private Secretary [to Secretary of State for the Colonies], (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a telegram containing a message from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor [and Commander in Chief] of the Bahamas, to WSC appreciating his approval of the Duke's proposed trip to the United States and Canada. Signed typescript followed by copy of telegram. 23 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/123-127 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] to [Valentine] Lawford [Foreign Office], telegrams between the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor [and Commander in Chief] of the Bahamas and [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness], Secretary of State for the Colonies, and from Moyne to [Lord] Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin], British Ambassador to the United States, on co-ordinating arrangements for the Duke's proposed visit to the United States and Canada. Copies of material sent on by the Colonial Office. 24 Jul 1941 - 25 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/128 Telegram from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor [and Commander in Chief] of the Bahamas, to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness], passing on a message to [Sir Walter] Monckton [Director-General of Ministry of Information] on matters including his preference for [Rene] McColl [as his Press Attache]. Despatched on 25 July and received 26 July. Carbon copy. [sent with CHAR 20/31B/130]. 25 Jul 1941 - 26 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/129 Telegram from Foreign Office to Washington [United States] sending on a message from [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] to [Lord] Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] on the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] itinerary for his visit to the United States. Despatched on 27 July. Copy. 26 Jul 1941 - 27 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/130 Letter from [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a telegram from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to Sir Walter Monckton [Director-General of Ministry of Information], and commenting on plans for [Rene] McColl to visit the Bahamas [to act as the Duke's Press Attache]. Signed typescript. [enclosure at CHAR 20/31B/128]. 27 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/131-134 Telegrams from [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness], Secretary of State for the Colonies, [to Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States], and between the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor [and Commander in Chief] of the Bahamas and Sir Walter Monckton [Director-General of Ministry of Information] on: the Duke accepting [Rene] McColl as his Press Attache and speculation concerning [George] the Duke of Kent's visit to the United States. Copies of material sent on by the Colonial Office. 29 Jul 1941 - 31 Jul 1941
CHAR 20/31B/135-136 Telegrams from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (Washington) to the Governor of the Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor, [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] and the Foreign Office on: arrangements for the Duke's visit to the United States; lunching at the White House with President [Franklin Roosevelt]; visiting New York, Baltimore, and Alabama. Copies of material sent on by the Foreign Office. 01 Aug 1941 - 05 Aug 1941
CHAR 20/31B/137 Telegram from Sir [Ronald] Campbell [British Minister Plenipotentiary to Washington, United States] to [the Governor and Commander in Chief of] the Bahamas [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] suggesting policy towards the press for the Duke's visit to the United States. Despatched on 10 September. Copy sent on by the Foreign Office. 09 Sep 1941 - 10 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/138 Note from "T L R" [Leslie Rowan, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC on the timing of the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] lunch with President [Franklin Roosevelt] and departure from the Bahamas. Manuscript. 12 Sep [1941]
CHAR 20/31B/139 Telegram from Governor of the Bahamas [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Sir Walter Guinness] passing on a message to WSC on a speech he is to make at the Dollar Press Club in Washington [United States]. Despatched on 12 September, received on 13 September. Carbon copy. 12 Sep 1941 - 13 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/140 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] on the Duke's visit to the United States and Canada, emphasising that "no word should ever be spoken inconsistent" with encouraging the United States to enter the war. Carbon copy. 13 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/141 Telegram from Governor of the Bahamas [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Sir Walter Guinness] passing on a message to WSC on a speech he is to make at the Dollar Press Club in Washington [United States]. Despatched on 12 September, received on 13 September. Copy. 12 Sep 1941 - 13 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/142-143 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] stating that he will submit suggestions for the Duke's speech [to the Dollar Press Club in Washington, United States] "as I used to do, in good time". Carbon copy preceded by a note from "J H P" [John Peck, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC. 14 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/144-147 Correspondence between [Colin] Thornley [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) and [John] Martin and [John] Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] on the exchange of telegrams between WSC and the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]. 13 Sep 1941 - 16 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/148-150 Minute from [1st Lord] Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC on WSC's enquiry concerning an attached telegram from Sir [Ronald] Campbell [British Minister Plenipotentiary to Washington, United States] to the Governor [and Commander in Chief] of the Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], giving advice on press matters for the Duke's visit to the United States and Canada: suggesting sending a telegram to the Duke approving Campbell's advice. Initialled minute dated 18 September, telegram sent on 20 September, with copy of earlier telegram, annotated by individuals including WSC. 16 Sep 1941 - 20 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/151 Telegram from the Governor of the Bahamas [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] to Secretary of State for the Colonies, [1st] Lord Moyne [earlier Walter Guinness], stating that he is in complete agreement with [Sir] Ronald Campbell's [British Minister Plenipotentiary to Washington, United States] press arrangements [for his visit to the United States] and asking Moyne to tell WSC that he needs suggestions for his National Press Club [Washington, United States] statement by 22 September. Copy. 20 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/152-157 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] giving advice on the content of the Duke's speech to the Dollar Press Club in Washington [United States]: suggesting commenting on the Duke's life in the Bahamas, British-US relations, President [Franklin Roosevelt], the joint occupation of Iceland, and relations with the Soviet Union and China. Annotated [in the hand of Prime Minister's Private Secretary, John Peck]. Preceded by a letter [from the Private Office] to [Valentine] Lawford (Foreign Office) asking him to show the draft telegram to the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]. Carbon copy. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/158 Letter from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Christopher] Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) asking him to arrange for the despatch of WSC's message to the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas, CHAR 20/31B/153-157]. Carbon copy. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/159 Telegram from the Governor of the Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] passing on a message to WSC thanking him for his "long and most helpful note" on his forthcoming speech at [the Dollar Press Club] Washington [United States]. Despatched on 23 September, received on 24 September. Carbon copy. 23 Sep 1941 - 24 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/160 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (Washington) to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] suggesting WSC might like to know of the President's [Franklin Roosevelt] impression of the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] after a recent meeting; that "his attitude generally showed a great improvement". Copy. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/161-163 Letter from "Edward" [Wood, Lord Halifax, earlier Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (British Embassy, Washington] to WSC giving favourable impressions of the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] trip to America, and of American opinion on the war, and relaying some of the Duke's negative feelings on his post and family. [signed typescript]. 19 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/164-168 Letter from [Walter] Hankinson [Principal Secretary] (Office of High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Earnscliffe, Ottawa [Canada]) on behalf of Sir Patrick Duff [Deputy High Commissioner in Canada] to Sir Eric Machtig [Under Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations] (Dominions Office) enclosing a note on Canadian Press reaction to the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] visit. Carbon copies sent on by the Dominions Office on 5 November. 21 Oct 1941 - 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/31B/169-171 Letter from "C H T" [Colin Thornley, Principal] Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies to [Valentine] Lawford [Foreign Office] requesting the despatch of a telegram from Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] to British Ambassador to the United States, Washington [Lord Halifax, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on arrangements for HRH's [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] return journey [from Canada], commenting on an incident at Detroit [United States]. Copies sent on by the Colonial Office. 05 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/31B/172-173 Letter from [Colin] Thornley, [Principal] Private Secretary [to Secretary of State for the Colonies], (Colonial Office) to [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] enclosing a copy of a telegram from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor of the Bahamas, to WSC commenting on criticism of his visit to the United States by Alexander Sloan in the House of Commons and his views of the success of the trip and its reporting. Signed typescript and copy of telegram. 27 Nov 1941 - 28 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/31B/174 Cutting from the House of Commons Official Report [Hansard] of criticism of Governor of the Bahamas the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] visit to the United States by Alexander Sloan MP. 24 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/31B/175-176 Minute from "M" [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness, Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Colonial Office) to WSC on criticism of the Duke of Windsor, [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII], Governor of the Bahamas, by [Alexander] Sloan enclosing a draft telegram from WSC to the Duke advising leaving the matter alone. Annotated by "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] and WSC. 28 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/31B/177 Telegram from WSC to Governor of the Bahamas [the Duke of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] regretting the criticism of the Duke by [Alexander] Sloan but advising leaving the matter alone. Copy. 28 Nov 1941
CHAR 20/31B/178 Telegram from Governor of the Bahamas, the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII] to WSC stating that he is glad WSC considers the "incident [criticism of the Duke by Alexander Sloan MP] of no importance" and sending belated birthday greetings. 03 Dec 1941
CHAR 20/31B/179 Telegram from the Dominions Office to the Government of Canada passing on a message from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] asking for a "friendly hand" during the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] visit to Canada. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/180 Extract from a letter from Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, (Ottawa, Canada) to WSC describing the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] arrival in Canada. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/31B/181-182 Telegram from the Government of Canada [Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC stating that "by all reports" the Duke of Windsor's [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] visit to Canada went well. Annotated by WSC. Note indicating that copy has been sent on to Sir [Alexander] Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI]. 11 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/183-184 Letter from "F B" [Frances Brown, Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to [Arthur] Clark (Dominions Office) asking him to send off a telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] thanking him for his telegram [CHAR 20/31B/181]. Telegram despatched on 13 October. 12 Oct 1941 -13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/185 Letter from [Arthur] Clark (Dominions Office) to [Leslie] Rowan [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] asking if he has let [Buckingham] Palace know about the contents of a telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada, CHAR 20/31B/181]. Signed typescript, annotated by Rowan. 14 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/186-187 Note from [Frances] Brown [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to WSC sending on a press cutting of an article by John Walters of the Sunday Pictorial entitled "Sneer Campaign Against Duke [of Windsor, earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas]". 28 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/188-190 Telegrams from the Foreign Office to Minister of Foreign Affairs (Ciudad Trujillo, Santo Domingo City) [Dominican Republic] and from the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] turning down an invitation for the Duke to visit the Republic from General Trujillo. Copies sent on from the Foreign Office. 24 Oct 1941 - 30 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/31B/191 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (Washington) to the Foreign Office passing on a message to Secretary of State for the Colonies [1st Lord Moyne, earlier Walter Guinness] on an invitation received by the Duke of Windsor [earlier Edward, Prince of Wales, and King Edward VIII, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Bahamas] to visit the Chrysler Motor plant in Detroit [United States]. Despatched 26 October, received 27 October. Carbon copy. 26 Oct 1941 - 27 Oct 1941