Official: Prime Minister: Personal Telegrams (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/43

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Date: Sep 1941 - Oct 1941

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CHAR 20/43/1-3 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC welcoming British Divisions to the Middle East; details troop strengths. 21 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/4 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] and Averell Harriman [Chairman of United States Special Mission to the Soviet Union] with best wishes on their mission. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/5 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] with thanks for the tanks. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/6 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] suggesting General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, India] who speaks Russian may visit Tiflis [Tbilisi, Soviet Union] to confer with Soviet military authorities. 21 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/7 Telegram from WSC to [Haile Selassie], Emperor of Ethiopia [earlier Abyssinia] promising continued co-operation. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/8-13 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] advising on his speech as Governor of the Bahamas to the Dollar Press Club, concentrating on partnership with the United States. [See CHAR 20/42B/139 for Windsor's letter]. 22 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/14-15 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC on censorship of his speech in Britain leading to distorted reporting. 23 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/16 Telegram from Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] to WSC thanking him for his message. 23 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/17 Telegram from WSC to the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] asking him to intervene and speed up shipping from Indian ports. 24 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/18 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] on sacrifices being made to supply the Soviet Union; memorandum of requirements being taken by Major-General S D Embick to Washington. 25 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/19 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] on secrecy: "I am sure you realise that no-one in Russia ... must know about our special sources of information". 25 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/20-21 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] on naval successes and losses in the Mediterranean; and military situation in the Soviet Union and Middle East. 26 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/22 Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC on projected supply of tanks. 26 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/23-24 Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC on shortage of mortars and ammunition. 27 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/25 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] asking him to assist the Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] on his trip to Canada. 27 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/26 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia, Arthur Fadden to WSC on leaking of telegram from Fadden to Robert Menzies [former Prime Minister of Australia]. 27 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/27 Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] explaining he had authorised 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union] to reveal details of travel to the Soviet Union. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/28 Telegram from Military Mission, Moscow [Soviet Union], on the meeting between 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union] with Stalin, Averell Harriman [Chairman, United States Special Mission to the Soviet Union], Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Foreign Minister] and Maxim Litvinov [Soviet Ambassador to the United States]. 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/29 Telegram from Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] to WSC promising improvements in shipping from India. 28 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/30 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC promising not to reveal secrets; hopeful of reaching agreement; sailing under two flags "a vast success". 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/31-32 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] on convoys for October and November; arrival of Lieutenant-General Thomas Riddell-Webster as Principal Administrative Officer and battle for the Middle East. 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/33-35 Telegram from WSC to Arthur Fadden [Prime Minister of Australia] on Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander- in-Chief]'s request to resign [denied]; explains that burden on Australian troops is no greater than on rest of Empire. 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/36 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on non-arrival in the Soviet Union of promised aircraft. 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/37 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] about Quentin Reynolds writing for Daily Express whilst a member of delegation to Moscow. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/38 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on tanks, losses at sea and success of discussions between Averell Harriman [Chairman of United States Mission to the Soviet Union] and 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union] with Stalin. 29 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/39 Telegram from WSC to Stalin hoping to avoid confrontation with Persia [Iran]. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/40 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC "I have not been consulted or informed about Reynolds" [Quentin Reynolds]. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/41 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC: Stalin no longer wants Spitfires, instead requires Tomahawks and Hurricanes. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/42 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC: Averell Harriman [Chairman of the United States Mission to the Soviet Union] vouches that Quentin Reynolds is part of the delegation and is not writing for any newspaper. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/43 Telegram from General [Sir Claude] Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC marked 'most immediate' thanking him for his telegram and for the arrangement he has made about RASC personnel. Auchinleck says that he understands about the destination of divisions and is grateful for the despatch of extra Bofors, approves of the decisions about [Lieutenant-General Thomas] Riddell Webster and the revised status of Intendant General which will solve problems, assures WSC that he will act as soon as he can, and hopes that WSC will succeed in discussions about Tobruk [Libya] with the Australian government. Typescript. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/44 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC thanking him for the explanation of false publicity which had upset the Soviet authorities and Stalin. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/45 Telegram from Haile Selassie, Emperor [of Ethiopia, earlier Abyssinia] to WSC seeking a swift conclusion to negotiations with Ethiopia. 30 Sep 1941
CHAR 20/43/46 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] offering message for Indian Defence Committee. 01 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/47 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] agreeing to increased order of Hurricanes and Tomahawks for the Soviet Union. 01 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/48 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC advising on departure to Archangel. 01 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/49-50 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] advising that Quentin Reynolds's contract with the Daily Express is perfectly legitimate. 01 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/51 Telegram from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] advising him to talk to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] and Averell Harriman [Chairman of the United States Mission to the Soviet Union] about Quentin Reynolds. 01 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/52 Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC with figures for supply of tanks by the United States for Britain and the Soviet Union. 02 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/53 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on conclusion to Moscow discussions on supply. 02 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/54 Telegram from Chief of General Staff, India [Lieutenant-General Thomas Hutton] to WSC with dates of National Defence Council meeting. 02 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/55 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] congratulating him on the success of the joint British-United States Supply mission to the Soviet Union. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/56-58 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on reports made by Quentin Reynolds about buying of caviar and Reynolds's contract with the Daily Express. 02 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/59 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] "Would earnestly advise against public assumptions that United States will be in war". 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/60 Telegram from WSC to Gunner Mary Churchill [later Mary Soames] congratulating her on the success of HMS Gurkha. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/61 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand [Arthur Fadden and Peter Fraser] on offer by the United States of ships and naval crew to transport extra divisions to Eastern Theatre. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/62 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] on offer by the United States of extra shipping across the Atlantic. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/63 Telegram from WSC to 3rd Duke of Abercorn [Governor of Northern Ireland, earlier Lord Hamilton] thanking him for the invitation. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/64 Telegram from Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] to WSC on meeting with the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] about administration in Middle East. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/65-66 Telegram from 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] to WSC on signing of "The confidential protocol of the conference of Representatives of Great Britain, United States, and USSR" promising aid. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/67 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Northern Ireland [John Andrews] thanking him for the invitation to visit. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/68 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, British Supply Mission to the Soviet Union, earlier Max Aitken] asking him or Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to stress to Stalin the importance of the scorched earth policy with relation to ships. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/69 Telegram from Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] to WSC on the suggestion by Harry Hopkins [Special Adviser and assistant to the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt] that Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] travel to the United States to brief Roosevelt about Middle East; desires greater appreciation of General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]. 03 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/70 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] with a message of gratitude for the National Foreign Trade Council. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/71 Telegram from Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC asking when action in Libyan Desert will commence. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/72 Telegram from Arthur Fadden [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC reaffirming confidence in Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in- Chief, Middle East] but still requesting evacuation of [Australian] troops [from Tobruk, Libya]. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/73 Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell, Commander-in-Chief, India, to WSC asking for statement for Viceroy's Defence Council promising supplies for India. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/74-75 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on future visit by Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] to the United States; and success of joint mission to the Soviet Union. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/76 Telegram from Arthur Fadden [Prime Minister of Australia] announcing his resignation and naming his successor as John Curtin. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/77 Telegram from Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, to WSC sharing satisfaction over United States aid in transporting divisions. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/78 Telegram from Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, to WSC on visit to Canada by the Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallis Simpson]. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/79 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] in response to CHAR 20/43/71 explaining date of operation in Libyan Desert uncertain as Australian troops have been withdrawn. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/80-81 Telegram from WSC to Commander-in-Chief, India [General Sir Archibald Wavell] with message on Indian War Effort for Viceroy's Defence Council. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/82-84 Telegram from WSC to 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] enclosing telegram to Stalin with list of tanks, aircraft and supplies in October convoys. 06 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/85 Telegram from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] with best wishes. 04 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/86 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on avoiding discussion of "action by us on the Continent". 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/87 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] hoping that operation "Supercharge", [? codename for the evacuation of Australians from Tobruk, Libya] will not impede "Crusader" [codename for major British North African operation]. 05 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/88-89 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] on speculation in Daily Herald about a new campaign in the Libyan desert. 07 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/90 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] to WSC asking whether Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] could return to his post via the United States as Roosevelt would benefit from a personal briefing on Middle East and Iran. 07 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/91 Telegram from Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] to WSC thanking him for his goodwill message. 07 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/92 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] informing him that Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of State, Middle East, later 1st Lord Chandos] is needed in Cairo [Egypt] but Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] will visit the United States with personal letter from WSC to Roosevelt. 07 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/93 Telegram from Major-General Arthur Smith [? Chief of General Staff, Middle East] to WSC confident that Crusader [major British operation in North Africa] will not be postponed by evacuation of Australian troops. 07 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/94-96 Telegram from the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] to WSC on threat to legislation posed by armed United States transports being used for British troop movement: suggests crew should be British, flying British flag. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/97-98 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC reaffirming commitment of Australian Government to co-operative war effort; with acknowledgement. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/99 Telegram from WSC to Arthur Fadden thanking him for his message. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/100-104 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on Cabinet opinion that the Wheat Conference cannot be settled as agreement would imply Anglo-United States interference in European Agricultural policy. [See CHAR 20/44/17-19 for Roosevelt's reply]. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/105-106 Telegram from Major-General Arthur Smith [? Chief of General Staff, Middle East] to WSC re article in Daily Herald; Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] wants publicity about strength in Middle East. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/107 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] requesting option of British troops being dispatched from Halifax in Canada with United States ships and escorts. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/108 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC asking him to recognise Sir Earle Page as Australian spokesman [to the British War Cabinet]. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/109 Telegram from the Viceroy of India [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] to WSC promising commitment. 08 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/110 Telegram from WSC to John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] promising to receive Sir Earle Page [Special Australian Envoy to British War Cabinet]. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/111 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC on changes in Canadian security, particularly in the port of Halifax as a result of Brigadier Craig's Port Security Mission recommendations. [1941]
CHAR 20/43/113 Telegram from Lord Halifax [British Ambassador to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] to WSC explaining that remarks made to the Press were to allay allegations about British attempts to provoke a expeditionary force from the United States. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/114 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief, Middle East, with War Office calculations of infantry strength. 09 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/115-118 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] with statistics on Primary and Augmenting cartridges for 3 inch mortars ordered by South Africa. [See CHAR 20/44/93-94 for Smuts's reply]. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/119 Telegram from John Curtin [Prime Minister of Australia] to WSC on encouraging news of further co-operation from the United States Government. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/120 Telegram from WSC to [Haile Selassie], Emperor of Ethiopia [earlier Abyssinia] explaining delay in settling agreement over Ethiopia. 11 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/121 Telegram from WSC to Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] explaining that Lord Louis Mountbatten has been recalled immediately. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/122 Telegram from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten recalling him to Britain. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/123 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] on Anglo-United States co-operation, especially over Moscow Conference [Soviet Union]. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/124 Telegram from Sir Stafford Cripps [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] to WSC and 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Supply, earlier Max Aitken] requesting trained staff, and transportation, to handle goods arriving in Archangel. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/125 Telegram from Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander- in-Chief, Middle East, to WSC "continuance Supercharge [codename evacuation of Australians from Tobruk, Libya] ... will not be allowed to interfere with plans" [in Middle East]. 10 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/126 Telegram from [Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC on satisfactory visit by the Duke of Windsor [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahamas, earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] to Canada. 11 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/127 Telegram from [Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC on restrictions to the offer of transport and food for the Middle East by the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] so as not to prejudice revision of the United States Neutrality Act. 11 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/128 Telegram from Lord Louis Mountbatten to WSC arranging to return home at once. 11 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/129-130 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] on alterations in transportation of troops by United States ships through British waters so as not to prejudice revision of the Neutrality Act; will soon have squadron of battleships in Indian Ocean. 11 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/131 Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] agreeing to the revised arrangements for transportation of troops through British waters. 12 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/132 Telegram from WSC to Stalin promising lorries as requested; also will uphold Soviet interests in Caspian Basin if Soviet divisions are required elsewhere. 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/133 Telegram from Harry Hopkins [Special adviser and assistant to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States] to WSC on Lord Louis Mountbatten's brief visit to the White House to stay with President Roosevelt. [Oct 1941]
CHAR 20/43/134 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] reiterating the request by General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] for Australian troops to remain in Tobruk [Libya] even if they do not participate in battle. 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/135 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, "Thank you very much". 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/136-137 Telegram from the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Peter Fraser] to WSC expressing apprehension that troops may be exposed to enemy action without adequate air support, as at Crete. 13 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/138 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] advising of his request to Australian Government to abandon evacuation from Tobruk [Libya]. 14 Oct 1941
CHAR 20/43/139 Old file cover. Oct 1941