Official: Prime Minister: Correspondence (copies).

Reference code: CHAR 20/54A-C

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Date: Oct 1941 - Dec 1942

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The majority of material in this file dates to July - December 1942.

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CHAR 20/54A/1 Old file cover. Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/2 Letter from WSC to the Bishop of Coventry [Mervyn Haigh] on his appointment to the See of Winchester. 01 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/3 Letter from WSC to Captain John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale] on his selection as National Government candidate in the Salisbury [Wiltshire] by-election. 03 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/4 Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark thanking him for the gift of gramophone records. 04 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/5 Letter from WSC to H G Wells thanking him for the copy of his new book "Phoenix". 05 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/6 Letter from WSC to Samuel Hughes [Secretary, the Free Church Federal Council] thanking him for his letter. 06 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/7 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir William Allen [MP for County Armagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland] thanking him for his support. 06 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/8-9 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Lee of Fareham [Deputy Chairman, Royal Fine Art Commission] thanking him for his help with the Commission, where 28th Lord Crawford [and 11th Lord Balcarres] will take over as Chairman. 08 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/10 Letter from WSC to 28th Lord Crawford and 11th Lord Balcarres inviting him to be Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission. 08 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/11 Letter from WSC to [William] Averell Harriman [United States Representative in London of Combined Shipping Adjustment Board] thanking him for information on merchant ship output in the United States. 11 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/12 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the memorandum on the Royal Institute of International Affairs. 12 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/13-14 Letter from WSC to [?] Slobodan Jovanovitch [Slobodan Jovanovic, Yugoslav Vice-Premier and Minister of Justice] declining to break the blockade of Yugoslavia to supply food for the inhabitants. 12 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/15 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Harewood [earlier Lord Lascelles] refusing an interview. 13 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/16 Letter from WSC to Vi Wellington Koo [Chinese Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the message of confidence from Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. 14 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/17 Letter from WSC to the President of the National Hellenic Association of Great Britain thanking him for his letter. 16 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/18 Letter from WSC to Sol Bloom enclosing the gift of a cigar. 16 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/19-21 Letter from WSC to 6th Lord Somers [Chief Scout for Great Britain, earlier Arthur Cocks], enclosing message on 1st Lord Baden-Powell and the Scout movement for Boy Scout County Commissioners. 16 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/22 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security] thanking him for favourable references in a recent speech. 18 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/23 Letter from WSC to the Bishop Suffragan of Bedford [Henry Skelton] on his appointment to the See of Lincoln. 18 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/24 Letter from WSC to Professor Harold Laski advising against addressing the International Student Service in Washington [United States]. 18 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/25 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] acknowledging receipt of PM/MEM/41-42/3 and a secret report by the Committee on timber usage. 18 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/26-27 Letter from WSC to Oliver Lyttelton [Minister of Production, later 1st Lord Chandos] advising against changes to the structure of the Ministry of Supply. 20 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/28 Letter from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of United States General Staff] with a report on Operation Round-up [later "Overlord", the codename for the Allied invasion of France] [not present]. 22 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/29-30 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Lee of Fareham [Deputy Chairman, Royal Fine Arts Commission] accepting the resignation of the Commission members. 22 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/31 Letter from WSC to 28th Lord Crawford and 11th Lord Balcarres on his appointment as Chairman of the Royal Fine Arts Commission. 22 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/32-34 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] thanking him for the note on Soviet convoys, stressing the importance of controlling sea communications. 23 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/35 Letter from WSC to Captain Sir William Brass [later 1st Lord Chattisham] thanking him for his memorandum on aircraft maintenance. 23 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/36 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] thanking him for his letter of 21 July. 24 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/37 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the United Nations Day cartoon sent by the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt]. 25 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/38 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer] thanking him for the Quarterly Progress Report of SOE [Special Operations Executive] activities. 25 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/39 Letter from WSC to Commander [William] Stephen King-Hall [Director of Factories Defence, Ministry of Aircraft Production, and Founder, K-H News-Letter Service] suggesting he meet Air Marshal Arthur Harris, Commander-in-Chief, Bomber Command. 27 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/40 Letter from WSC to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] thanking him for the memorandum from Sir Auckland Geddes. 27 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/41 Letter from WSC to Reverend Edward Welles on the silver plates which were placed in Christ Church [? Washington, United States] in the places occupied on 1 January, 1942, by Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] and WSC. 27 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/42 Letter from WSC to Admiral Harold Stark thanking him for the record of "Home on the Range". 28 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/43 Letter from WSC to Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] thanking him for his letter on the RAF and Chiefs of Staff. 31 Jul 1942
CHAR 20/54A/44 Old file cover. Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/45 Letter from WSC to William Paley thanking him for the cigars and his hospitality towards Randolph Churchill. 01 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/46 Letter from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] thanking him for the presentation copy of "The Tiger Strikes" on behalf of the Indian Army. 07 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/47-50 Letters from WSC to General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] on changes in Middle East command; offers him Iraq and Persia [Iran], with the Tenth Army; General Harold Alexander to command the Middle East and Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery the Eighth Army. 08 Aug 1942 -10 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/51 Letter from WSC to H V Morton [Henry Morton] congratulating him on his novel "I, James Blunt", a picture of life under Nazi rule. 20 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/52 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding advising that it would have been wrong to publish a letter which the censor had stopped. 25 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/53 Letter from WSC to General Dusan Simovitch [Dusan Simovic, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] regretting that he is not currently needed by the Government. 25 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/54 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-General Sir Wilfrid Lindsell, Lieutenant-General, Administration, Middle East, thanking him for his assistance during WSC's visits to Cairo [Egypt]. 26 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/55 Letter from WSC to Michael Wright, British Embassy, Cairo [Egypt] thanking him for his assistance during WSC's visits. 26 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/56 Letter from WSC to King George VI with sympathy on the death of George, Duke of Kent. 27 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/57 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Sefton [earlier Lord Molyneux] accepting Honorary Life Membership of Buck's Club. 29 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/58 Letter from WSC to General Follett Bradley thanking him for the cigars given during WSC's visit to Moscow [Soviet Union]. 28 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/59 Letter from WSC to General George Marshall [Chief of United States General Staff] thanking him for the photographs of the demonstrations at Fort Jackson. 28 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/60 Letter from WSC to Sir Percy Harris [Deputy Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] thanking him for the letter from the Liberal Parliamentary Party. 28 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/61-62 Letter from WSC to Pamela Gott with sympathy on the death of her husband, Lieutenant-General William Gott in the Middle East. 29 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/63-65 Letter from WSC to Baron Emile de Cartier de Marchienne [Belgian Ambassador to Britain] regretting that breaching the blockade of Belgium to supply vitamins and milk cannot be considered. 31 Aug 1942
CHAR 20/54A/66 Old file cover. Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/67-69 Letter from WSC to Eduard Benes [President of Czechoslovak Republic] satisfied that the Munich Agreement is dead. 02 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/70 Letter from WSC to Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary, Trades Union Council] asking him not to raise the matter of the Trades' Disputes Act during the war. 02 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/71 Letter from WSC to Cardinal Arthur Hinsley on lifting of the death sentence from six murderers in Belfast [Ulster, Northern Ireland]. 02 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/72 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] commending his decision to lift the death sentence. 04 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/73-74 Letter from WSC to Marshal of the Royal Air Force 1st Lord Trenchard thanking him for paper on Bomber Command and defending bombing policy, but suggesting he overstated his case for an overall head of military strategy. 04 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/75 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] regretting that he was offended by a circulation on Bomber Command by Air Marshal Arthur Harris [Commander-in-Chief, Bomber Command]. 04 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/76 Letter from WSC to Henry Nimmo [Chief Engineering Inspector, Electricity Commission] thanking him for drawing attention to electrical generating stations in Germany as targets for bombing. 05 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/77-78 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding advising that his memorandum on the Battle of Britain has been circulated to the Air Ministry and the United States military, on fighter strategy and development of new fighter aircraft. 06 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/79 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, thanking him for the use of Admiralty House as a room at 10 Downing Street was unusable. 06 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/80 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] on his report from the Committee entitled "Weapons for the Army". 07 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/81 Letter from WSC to A Ehrman thanking him for his gift of 5,000 pounds to buy a fighter plane for the RAF. 08 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/82 Letter from WSC to Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] saluting the heroism of the Dutch people. 09 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/83 Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] with a message of friendship. 09 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/84 Letter from WSC to Mrs Nugent Hicks [? Ethel Hicks] thanking her for her letter. 09 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/85 Letter from WSC to Marshal of the Royal Air Force 1st Lord Trenchard sending a copy of his memorandum [? on Bomber Command] as circulated to the Cabinet. 10 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/86 Letter from WSC to Major Sir Ralph Glyn on parliamentary discussions about India. 13 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/87 Letter from WSC to Patrick Donner on the Indian Government decision against deportation. 13 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/88-89 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding on increasing the circulation of his report on the Battle of Britain. 13 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/90 Letter from WSC to Herbert Evatt [Australian representative in British War Cabinet] thanking him for the copy of his book "Australian Labour Leader". 13 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/91 Letter from WSC to Hugh Dalton [President of the Board of Trade] thanking him for the copy of "What have we to Defend?". 13 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/92 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Tizard [Chairman, Aeronautical Research Committee] thanking him for reports on retaliation against enemy jamming of the night air defence radio system. 14 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/93 Letter from WSC to William Ashley-Brown [former Archdeacon of Bombay] thanking him for his kind references to WSC's parliamentary speech on India. 15 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/94 Letter from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, India] on his despatch and official account of events during his ABDA [Australian, British, Dutch and Australasian] Command. 15 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/95 Letter from WSC to Sir Herbert Williams thanking him for his letter agreeing with WSC's statement on India. 15 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/96-97 Letter from WSC to Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, querying his views on the promotion of Brigadier [Edward] Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] and the inclusion of General Sir Archibald Wavell on the New Year's Honours List; "I did not say that 'I have only to express a wish for you to be determined to obstruct it'". 16 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/98 Letter from WSC to Brigadier-General G M Barnes [? Chief, Technical Division, Ordnance Department] thanking him for the album "New Ordnance Material" with illustrations of industrial research and development work in the Ordnance Department. 16 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/99 Letter from WSC to Professor Arthur Ellis proposing to nominate him as Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford, succeeding Sir Farquhar Buzzard. 19 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54A/100 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Wedgwood thanking him for forwarding the letter from Mr Ickes [? Harold Ickes, United States Secretary of the Interior]. 20 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54B/101-103 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] expressing surprise at his letter criticising the Admiralty, the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound] and WSC's style of government. 22 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54B/104 Letter from WSC to [Haile Sellassie], Emperor of Ethiopia [earlier Abyssinia] thanking him for his reaffirmed commitment to the allied cause. 22 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54B/105-106 Letter from WSC to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek sending greetings from the British Parliament to China. 25 Sep 1942
CHAR 20/54B/107 Old file cover; annotated with notes by Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC] (1949). Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/108 Letter from WSC to Wilfred Askwith confirming his appointment as Bishop of Blackburn. 02 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/109 Letter from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] hoping he will hold his resignation until a more stable moment. 03 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/110 Letter from WSC to Rear-Admiral Riiser-Larsen [Norwegian Navy] thanking him for the copy of "All for Norway". 03 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/111 Letter from WSC to Christopher Nevinson thanking him for the gift of his painting "Battlefields of Britain" which will hang in the Air Ministry. 03 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/112 Letter from WSC to David Lloyd George thanking him for his support for the Bill on "the right of Welsh speaking persons to testify in the Welsh language in Courts of Justice in Wales". 04 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/113-115 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] detailing responses to his private report on Weapons for the Army. 04 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/116 Letter from WSC to James Walker thanking him for his verses about WSC's trip to Moscow [Soviet Union]. 04 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/117 Letter from WSC to the Chinese Ambassador to Britain [Vi Wellington Koo] on the arrival of Wunsz King as China's representative on the Pacific War Council. 05 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/118 Letter from WSC to Mrs Lionel Whitehead, Central Council of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, thanking her for her support. 05 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/119 Letter from WSC to Sir Edwin Lutyens [President of the Royal Academy] thanking him for the bust of WSC by Sir William Reid Dick presented in the name of the Royal Academy. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/120 Letter from WSC to H R Knickerbocker declining to make an official statement on the establishment of a Second Front. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/121 Letter from WSC to Professor Harold Laski [Professor of Political Science, University of London] thanking him for his ideas on the machinery of Government. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/122 Letter from WSC to [William] Averell Harriman [United States representative in London of Combined Shipping Adjustment Board] thanking him for the figures on number and type of merchant ships completed in the United States in September. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/123 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [British Ambassador, to the United States, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] declining to donate a manuscript of his speech to the Senate (January 1942) to the Library of Congress. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/124 Letter from WSC to Christopher Nevinson thanking him for his letter and on his status as a part of England. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/125 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Melchett [earlier Sir Henry Mond] thanking him for his generosity over the painting of the Battle of Blenheim by Jan van Huchtenburgh. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/126 Letter from WSC to John Stourton assuring him of the worthy motives of the Government. 07 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/127-128 Letter from WSC to Sir Percy Harris [Deputy Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] rejecting his suggestion to hold a Speaker's Conference as in 1917 and on the work of the committee considering electoral reform. 08 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/129 Letter from WSC to George Rickards on the Committee considering reform of electoral registration. 08 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/130 Letter from WSC to Lord Halifax [Chancellor of the University of Oxford, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] advising that Professor Arthur Ellis has been appointed Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford as the Minister of Health [Ernest Brown] needed Sir [William] Wilson Jameson [Chief Medical Officer to Ministries of Health and Education]. 08 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/131 Letter from WSC to Sir Dennis Herbert [later 1st Lord Hemingford] asking him to resign as Chairman of Ways and Means and accept a Barony. 08 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/132-133 Letters from WSC to Captain Angus Nicholl [commander of HMS Penelope in the Mediterranean] and to Commander J W Grant expressing pleasure at "Our Penelope", a record of HMS Penelope's actions. 13 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/134 Letter from WSC to Sir Patrick Hannon thanking him for the pledge of support passed by the Midland Group of Members. 13 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/135 Letter from WSC to G M Garcia thanking him for the gift of a bottle of port from his cellar. 13 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/136 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [William Temple] asking that Convocation be restrained from discussing certain topics [undisclosed]. 14 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/137-138 Letters from WSC to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh [William Darling] and 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] thanking them for the arrangements for his visit to Edinburgh [Scotland]. 14 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/139 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for his letter. 14 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/140 Letter from WSC to Johan Nygaardsvold [Prime Minister of Norway] thanking him for the copy of "All for Norway". 14 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/141 Letter from Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] to WSC praising Lord Louis Mountbatten [Chief of Combined Operations] following his trip to Hawaii; situation with Japan worsening. 15 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/142 Letter from WSC to Marina, Duchess of Kent assuring her that her sister's visit will be supported by Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] in Parliament. 15 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/143 Letter from WSC to Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] acknowledging receipt of letter on invitation to Cabinet meetings. 15 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/144 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for the gift of a Polish shield. 15 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/145 Letter from WSC to Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] thanking him for the report on the Dutch East Indies [later Indonesia]. 17 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/146 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] regretting that the proportion of honours awarded to Northern Ireland was thought disappointing. 18 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/147 Letter from WSC to Claude Grahame-White declining to intervene in his selection as a parliamentary candidate. 18 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/148 Letter from WSC to 2nd Duke of Westminster on the requisitioning of a plot of land at Lochmore [Sutherland, Scotland]. 18 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/149 Letter from WSC to James Walker thanking him for his letter and amusing verses. 19 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/150-163 Letter from WSC to [Franklin Roosevelt] President of the United States, detailing secret military plans, reorganisation of command, and projected course of the war: Major-General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to attack Cyrenaica [Libya], then advance on Tripoli; invasion of Norway has been planned as a cover; reports of German preparation for invasion of Britain over North Sea; seeks introduction of American troops to Northern Ireland; command. structure between the Army, RAF and Navy and the disadvantages of one overall commander; value of a British victory in the Middle East in its effect on Italy, Spain and Turkey; current inability to give much support to the Soviet Union; future invasion plans and army structure; protection of merchant shipping against Japanese attack and the chances of preserving peace with Japan. 20 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/164 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland], concerned at recent domestic events. 20 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/165 Letter from WSC to Canon John Taylor confirming his appointment as Bishop of Sodor and Man. 21 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/166 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Moore thanking him for his letter. 22 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/167 Letter from WSC to Rafael Schiaffino thanking him for the reproduction of The Southern Star. 23 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/168 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, advising him to take a rest. 24 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/169-170 Letter from WSC to A J Barber-Fleming, Scottish Unionist Party, wishing the Party a successful annual conference. 26 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/171 Letter from WSC to Lord Louis Mountbatten asking him to talk to Noel Coward about chronology of "In Which We Serve". 26 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/172 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Ernest Swinton thanking him for the new edition of his book "The Green Curve". 26 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/173-176 Letter from WSC to Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War] insisting that he hold more frequent meetings of the Army Council, rather than relying on the Executive Council. 27 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/177 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] granting permission for vehicles to be purchased by the Polish Army for No 2 Polish Military Hospital. 27 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/178 Letter from WSC to Erik Boheman [Swedish Secretary-General] advising that Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, has agreed to grant him an interview in the United States. 27 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/179 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [William Temple] with a message for a public meeting, expressing outrage at Nazi atrocities inflicted on the Jews. 29 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/180 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] declining an invitation to a reception marking the 25th Anniversary of the Soviet Union. 30 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/181 Letter from WSC to Major Kermit Roosevelt thanking him for his postcard. 30 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/182-186 Letter from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] with major points of joint strategy: expansion of shipping convoys against U-boat attack; increase of food imports in 1943; more American troops to Britain; increasing bombing, night bombing and using aircraft against U-boats. 31 Oct 1942
CHAR 20/54B/187 Old file cover; annotated by Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC] (1949). Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/188-189 Letter from WSC to John Stourton on inequality of expenditure between the armies of Britain, Canada and the United States. [See CHAR 20/60/96-118 for original correspondence]. 01 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/190 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] relieved that work has been resumed. 01 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/191 Letter from WSC to Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Thomas Mitchell] agreeing to consider the offer of the freedom of the city as open. [See CHAR 20/53C/266 for original reply]. 01 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/192 Letter from WSC to Emmanuel Tsouderos [Prime Minister of Greece] thanking him for the anthology of cartoons, "Salute to Greece". 01 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/193 Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] thanking him for the manuscript of his speech which will be bound. 01 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/194 Letter from WSC to Gwilym Lloyd George [Minister of Fuel, Light and Power, later 1st Lord Tenby] "I was only too glad to help you in your gallant fight". 03 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/195 Letter from WSC to Sir James Grigg [Secretary of State for War] thanking him for following WSC's wishes over the constitutional organisation of the Army Council. 03 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/196-197 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [William Temple] explaining the delay in acting upon the ultimatum issued to the German Government hoping that prisoners of war may be exchanged. 04 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/198 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding on the banning of his book, "Twelve Legions of Angels", by the Ministry of Information. 04 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/199 Letter from WSC to Ralph Moore [Headmaster of Harrow School] thanking him for the copy of "The Roman Commonwealth"; arranges to attend a School concert. 04 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54B/200 Letter from WSC to General Charles de Gaulle [Chief of Free French] on Allied success in the battle in the Western desert [El Alamein, Egypt]. 05 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/201 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Bledisloe [President of the Empire Day Movement, earlier Charles Bathurst] accepting the invitation to be Vice-President of the Movement. 05 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/202 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [William Temple] thanking him for his letter. 06 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/203 Letter from WSC to Daniel Tobin thanking him for the transcript of his broadcast on his visit to Britain. 07 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/204 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the message from [William] Averell Harriman and General George Marshall [Chief of United States General Staff]. 08 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/205 Letter from WSC to Norman Holden on commissioning an artist, possibly Nicholson [? Ben Nicholson], to reproduce Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] addressing Parliament. 08 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/206 Letter from WSC to A J Barber-Fleming with thanks for the goodwill message from the Conference of Scottish Unionists. 08 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/207 Letter from WSC to Colonel Sir Courtauld Thomson [later 1st Lord Courtauld-Thomson] thanking him again for donating Dorneywood [Buckinghamshire] to the National Trust. 09 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/208 Letter from WSC to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Eric Crankshaw thanking him for organising a most successful dinner party. 11 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/209 Letter from WSC to Neville Gorton, Headmaster of Blundells School confirming his appointment as Bishop of Coventry. 10 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/210 Letter from WSC to Maurice Dejean [former French Commissaire for Foreign Affairs] thanking him for the album of stamps from Free France. 11 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/211 Letter from WSC to David Robertson explaining that an Anti-U-boat Warfare Committee is considering the need for specialist aircraft to protect shipping. 12 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/212 Letter from WSC to Emilio Delboy thanking him for the Peruvian silver gift. 12 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/213-214 Letter from WSC to Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of Air Staff] advising against removing Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East] from the Middle East or Air Marshal Sir [William] Sholto Douglas [Air Officer Commanding- in-Chief, Fighter Command] from Fighter Command; suggests Air Vice-Marshal Douglas Evill as Vice-Chief of Air Staff. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/215 Letter from WSC to Sir John Wardlaw-Milne [Chairman, House of Commons Select Committee on National Expenditure, earlier John Milne] thanking him for advice about the Committee report on production of war weapons. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/216 Letter from WSC to General Dusan Simovitch [Dusan Simovic, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia] on a dispute between the Government and the Yugoslav Air Force in Egypt. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/217-219 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] on honours and offices for: Air Vice-Marshal Arthur Coningham, Air Vice-Marshal Grahame Dawson, Lieutenant-General Bernard Freyberg [General Officer Commanding New Zealand Forces], Lieutenant-General Leslie Morshead [General Officer Commanding Australian Infantry Force in Middle East], Major-General Daniel Pienaar, Lieutenant-General Oliver Leese [Commander, 30th Corps], and Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF, Middle East]; WSC's concerns over moving Tedder and Air Marshal Sir [William] Sholto Douglas [Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Fighter Command] from their present positions, replacing Douglas with Air Vice-Marshal Trafford Leigh-Mallory [Air Officer Commanding No 11 Fighter Group], and bringing in Air Vice-Marshal Douglas Evill as Vice-Chief of Air Staff. 14 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/220 Letter from WSC to General Wladyslaw Sikorski [Prime Minister of Polish Government and Commander-in-Chief, Polish Army] thanking him for an optimistic message from Warsaw [Poland]. 15 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/221 Letter from WSC to Major-General Noel Holmes [Director of Movements, War Office] congratulating him and his staff on the planning and execution of operation Torch [codename for Allied invasion of North West Africa]. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/222 Letter from WSC to the Moderator, Free Church Federal Council [Walter Armstrong] thanking him for his letter on retaliatory measures on prisoners of war. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/223 Letter from WSC to Melbourn Aubrey [General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland] thanking him for his letter on retaliatory measures on prisoners of war. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/224 Letter from WSC to Samuel Hughes [Secretary, Free Church Federal Council] thanking him for his letter of goodwill. 16 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/225 Letter from WSC to Hubert Pierlot [Prime Minister of Belgium] advising that the United States Government would have to be consulted before the topic [undisclosed] can be decided. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/226 Letter from WSC to William Mayne confirming his appointment as the Dean of Carlisle. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/227 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Marchwood [earlier Frederick Penny] advising that political nominations for the Honours List are suspended during war. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/228 Letter from WSC to Sir Dennis Herbert [Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker, later 1st Lord Hemingford] welcoming him back to work after an illness. 18 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/229-231 Draft letters from WSC to Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] requesting that he become Minister for Aircraft Production. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/232 Letter from WSC to Major-General Sir Reginald Barnes thanking him for his congratulations on the success of the 8th Army and for the letter from Colonel Kidd [? Lieutenant-Colonel R Kidd, Commander of 4th Hussars]. 19 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/233 Letter from WSC to David Gray thanking him for the cigars. 20 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/234 Letter from WSC to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh [William Darling] thanking him for the cigars and for framing the Edinburgh [Scotland] Freedom Scroll. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/235 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [Minister of Economic Warfare, earlier Lord Wolmer] on reprisals against SOE [Special Operations Executive] to be discussed with the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]. 23 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/236-238 Letter from WSC to Franklin Roosevelt, President of the United States, challenging the decision by the United States to withdraw Lend-Lease funding for operations Bolero [codename for preparations for the invasion of Normandy, France] and Roundup [codename for the Allied invasion of North West Europe] in favour of Torch [codename for Allied invasion of North West Africa]. 24 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/239 Letter from WSC to Sir John Sutherland thanking him for his service to the Forestry Commission, on his resignation. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/240 Letter from WSC to Benjamin Tillett hoping his health improves. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/241-242 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Lee of Fareham asking him to join the new Royal Fine Art Commission with 28th Lord Crawford [and 11th Lord Balcarres] as Chairman, and William Holford, Hubert Worthington and John Maynard Keynes. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/243-244 Letter from WSC to William Curtis Green accepting his resignation from the Royal Fine Art Commission. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/245 Letter from WSC to [Arthur Deakin], Acting General Secretary, Transport and General Workers Union, thanking him for the support from the Executive Council. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/246-248 Letters from WSC to Sir [William] Reid Dick and Gerald Kelly accepting their resignation from the Royal Fine Art Commission. 25 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/249 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Wedgwood thanking him for the copy of "Testament to Democracy". 26 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/250 Letter from WSC to 9th Lord Bessborough [earlier Lord Duncannon] thanking him for nominating Professor Stanley Marchant for the Honours List. 26 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/251 Letter from WSC to Vernon Bartlett [News Chronicle] praising his article in the Chronicle. 28 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/252 Letter from WSC to Richard Law [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, later 1st Lord Coleraine] thanking him for his letter on India's place in the commonwealth and on Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury] becoming [? Lord Privy Seal]. 28 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/253 Letter from WSC to David Lloyd George advising that political nominations for the Honours List are suspended during war, so excluding Major Goronwy Owen. 28 Nov 1942
CHAR 20/54C/254 Old file cover; annotated by Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC] (1949). Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/255-256 Letter from WSC to John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the copy of "I Rode with Stonewall". [2 copies]. 02 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/257-259 Letter from WSC to Sir William Jowitt [Paymaster-General] advising discretion on reconstruction plans, for example on agriculture, which may have international implications. 02 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/260 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Geddes thanking him for his letter. 03 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/261 Letter from WSC to Shane Leslie regretting that he cannot see Captain [Augustus] Agar. 03 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/262 Letter from WSC to Pieter Gerbrandy [Prime Minister of the Netherlands] acknowledging the Netherlands's struggle with Japan in the Far East. 06 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/263 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Wedgwood about the Beveridge Report. 08 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/264-265 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] on Ulster's fine contribution to the war effort. 09 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/266 Letter from WSC to Eleanor Roosevelt congratulating her on the success of her recent visit to Britain. 09 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/267 Letter from WSC to Major George Cornwallis-West regretting that the Home Secretary [Herbert Morrison] cannot grant him an interview. 13 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/268 Letter from WSC to Herbert Holdsworth thanking him for valuable service, following resignation as Assistant Government Whip. 13 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/269 Letter from WSC to 2nd Lord Reading [earlier Lord Erleigh] thanking him for the first volume of his book about his father [1st Lord Reading, earlier Rufus Isaacs]. 13 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/270 Letter from WSC to William Phillips [Personal Representative of the President of the United States to India] enclosing a book [unnamed] about India to read on the journey. 15 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/271 Letter from WSC to Captain Herbert Buckmaster thanking Buck's Club for the case of champagne. 16 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/272 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [William Temple] allowing the ringing of church bells only on Christmas Day. 17 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/273-274 Letters from WSC to David Robertson advising him to contact the Secretary of State for Air [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso]. [2 copies]. 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/275 Letter from WSC to Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University [Sir (William) David Ross] thanking him for the copy of "America: The Story of a Free People". 18 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/276 Letter from WSC to Jean Maisky [Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain] thanking him for the novel, "The Fall of Paris" by Ilya Ehrenburg. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/277 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] thanking him for the invitation to visit Ulster. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/278 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Greene, Master of the Rolls, accepting his refusal to be a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/279 Letter from WSC to Antoine Delfosse [Belgian Justice and Information Minister] thanking him for his letter on resistance in Belgium. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/280 Letter from WSC to 4th Lord Bute [earlier Lord Dumfries] rejecting his suggestions for the administration of French Morocco. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/281 Letter from WSC to H W Plante thanking him for the two brass statuettes of [? General Sir Redvers] Buller and [? Field Marshal Sir John] French [1st Lord Ypres]. 19 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/282 Letter from WSC to [William] Averell Harriman asking him to attend meetings of the Anti-U-Boat Warfare Committee. 21 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/283 Letter from WSC to James More-Molyneux thanking him for his kind letter. 21 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/284 Letter from WSC to Oliver Stanley thanking him for the book. 23 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/285 Letter from WSC to Major David Davies thanking him for the box of cigars. 25 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/286 Letter from WSC to Frederick Brown Harris congratulating him on his election as Chaplain of the United States Senate. 25 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/287 Letter from WSC to Henry Morgenthau junior [United States Secretary of the Treasury], thanking him for the gift of gramophone records. 25 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/288 Letter from WSC to King George VI advising against proceeding with an honour for Noel Coward after a legal case was brought against him. 29 Dec 1942
CHAR 20/54C/289 Letter from WSC to Sir Edward Campbell with condolences on the death of his son. 29 Dec 1942