Official: Prime Minister: Private Office: Correspondence S - Y.

Reference code: CHAR 20/8

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Date: Mar 1940 - Dec 1940

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CHAR 20/8/1a Old file cover N - Y, annotated. 1940
CHAR 20/8/1b-3 Notes from Brendan Bracken and John Peck [Parliamentary Private Secretary and Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC arranging an interview for 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne]; annotated by WSC. [Manuscript]. 17 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/4 Letter from 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] to WSC following on from their recent meeting; discusses how to deal with the problem of Australian help against Japan and the question of armed divisions in Spain. 19 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/5-7 Letter from 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] to WSC asking how anyone can be unemployed during time of war and suggesting the Government should be billeting workers across the country where they are needed; annotated by WSC to Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] asking him to have a talk to the old man. [Manuscript with copy]. 16 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/8-9 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to [Edwin] Alan Hitchman [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Labour and National Service, Ernest Bevin] forwarding a copy of 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer]'s letter for Bevin's attention [carbon]; with acknowledgement. 20 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/10 Letter from Ernest Bevin, [Minister of Labour and National Service] to 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] explaining that workers are already being billeted in co-ordination with the Ministry of Health and local authorities. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/11 Letter from 1st Lord Simon [Lord Chancellor] to WSC apologising in advance for missing a meeting of Ministers. 14 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/8/12-13 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] to WSC chastising him for neglecting to use an air raid shelter himself whilst insisting that the rest of the country do so; includes filing note. [Manuscript]. 15 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/8/14-15 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] to WSC testifying to the character of an unidentified officer who had been accused of defeatist talk; suggests getting as second opinion from Air Chief Marshal Sir Charles Portal [Chief of Air Staff] or Marshal of the RAF Sir Cyril Newall. 15 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/16-17 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs] on the decision by 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] not to support an application from Ben Smith of Bermuda; Martin has asked [?] Patrick Hancock, Private Secretary, Ministry of Economic Warfare, to reply through the Governor of Bermuda. [Carbon]. 04 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/18 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to [John] Eaton Griffith [Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Aircraft Production, 1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Max Aitken] enquiring about a telegram from Ben Smith to WSC, citing Beaverbrook as a referee. 02 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/19 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Christopher Eastwood [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs] seeking advice on a reply to Ben Smith; asks Eastwood to confer with the Ministry of Economic Warfare. 02 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/20 Telegram from Ben Smith to WSC asking him to intervene with the government in Bermuda to allow Smith to transport vitamins for French children. 02 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/21 Draft telegram from WSC to Ben Smith regretting he is unable to help. [Typescript]. 12 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/22-23 Letter from C Proctor, Secretary to Richard Stokes, correcting a misreported sentence by Stokes in column 415 of Hansard no. 101 [typescript]; with acknowledgement by Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC]. 09 Aug 1940 - 11 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/24 Personal Minute C 22 from WSC to Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet] on an indiscreet en clair telegram sent to Major-General Edward Spears [Head of British Mission to General Charles de Gaulle, Chief of Free French] by his secretary Nancy Maurice [later Nancy, Lady Spears]; WSC suggests Bridges "banish her" if that is what he wishes. 06 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/25 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Cunliffe-Lister and Philip Lloyd-Graeme] thanking him for his letter. [Carbon]. 06 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/26-28 Note from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on a request for an interview by James Thomas; annotated by WSC; with reply from Bevir to Thomas advising him to write to WSC. 09 Aug 1940- 10 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/29 Letter from James Thomas (Druid's Lodge, Middle Woodford, Salisbury [Wiltshire]) to WSC offering his services and asking for work; annotated by WSC to Lord Privy Seal [Clement Attlee] asking if work can be found. 15 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/30 Letter from Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] to WSC explaining there are no openings for James Thomas; annotated by WSC. 21 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/31 Letter from WSC to James Thomas sympathising with his desire for employment but regretting there is nothing available at present. [Carbon]. 26 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/32-33 Draft telegram from WSC to Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] thanking him for his letter; includes filing note. 25 Apr 1940
CHAR 20/8/34 Letter from Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] to WSC pledging support in time of war; offers "good luck blessings to you for your great courage & candour"; annotated by WSC. 23 May 1940
CHAR 20/8/35-36 Letter from Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] to WSC enthusing about WSC's "heroic and ebullient nature" and pledging the support of the working classes; with reply by Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] expressing thanks. 24 Jun 1940 - 25 Jun 1940
CHAR 20/8/37 Letter from Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] to WSC on the death of Neville Chamberlain, asking to be allowed to attend the funeral. 10 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/38 Note from Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC asking if he should arrange for Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] to attend Neville Chamberlain's funeral; annotated by WSC to Brendan [Bracken, Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to draft a letter. 12 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/39 Draft message from WSC to Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] telling him to be at Westminster Abbey [London] at 11.45am [for Neville Chamberlain's funeral]. 13 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/40-41 Letter from Benjamin Tillett [former Chairman of Trades Union Congress General Council] to WSC praising the late Neville Chamberlain, annotated by WSC to acknowledge; with acknowledgement. 19 Nov 1940 - 22 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/42 Letter from John Tinker to WSC with advice on the conduct of the war; suggests provoking an invasion by a heavy bombing campaign of German munitions works which would force Hitler to take action. [Manuscript] [See CHAR 20/2A/61 for WSC's reply]. 29 Apr 1940
CHAR 20/8/43 Letter from WSC to John Tinker thanking him for his letter but cautioning against courting invasion [see CHAR 20/2A/61 for copy]. 04 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/44 Letter from Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard to WSC offering assistance in any way desired. [Manuscript]. 22 May 1940
CHAR 20/8/45-46 Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] to WSC on request from Sir Philip Game [Commissioner, Metropolitan Police] to recommend that Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard be appointed to assist Field-Marshal Sir William Ironside [Chief of Imperial General Staff]. [Manuscript]. 05 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/47-50 Letter from 1st Lord Tyrrell to WSC introducing Gaston Palewski, a Frenchman and friend of General Charles de Gaulle; includes filing note. 12 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/51-52 Telegram from Private Secretary to WSC to 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford] asking for his current address. [Draft]. [Aug 1940]
CHAR 20/8/53-55 Telegram from Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland to WSC asking him to persuade Drummonds Bank to send funds to her in Lisbon [Portugal] via the diplomatic bag; with letter thanking him effusively for coming to her rescue and providing the money. [Manuscript]. 22 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/56 Telegram from 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford] to Private Secretary to WSC, giving the duke's current address. 24 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/57 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to the 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford] on the request for funds by Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland. [Carbon]. 24 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/58-60 Note from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC explaining that Drummonds Bank have already cabled 2000 pounds to Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland; encloses a draft telegram in reply to the Dowager, annotated by WSC. 24 Aug 1940 - 25 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/61 Letter from the Private Secretary to 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford] to the Private Secretary to WSC thanking him for his letter. 30 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/62 Telegram from Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, to WSC "Send man acute intelligent knowledge USA [United States] mentality attractive personality no hi-hat". 13 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/63-65 Letter with copy from Millicent, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, to WSC on appointments [? as British Ambassador to the United States]; mentions 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister of Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken], the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward Prince of Wales], Sarita, Lady Vansittart, Anthony Eden [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Avon], Sir Gerald Campbell [High Commissioner for Britain in Canada], Godfrey Haggard [British Consul General, New York, United States], Lord Cranborne [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, later 5th Lord Salisbury], [Alfred] Duff [Cooper, later 1st Lord Norwich], and "Nicholson" [?Harold Nicolson, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information]. 13 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/66 Note addressed to WSC's secretaries "to see". [1940]
CHAR 20/8/67 Letter from "Van" [Sir Robert Vansittart, Chief Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office [London]) to Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] marked "private and confidential" concerning access to WSC by Freeman and Fockeu. He asks Bracken to "head off" any future contact with WSC as the 2 individuals are associated with "certain necessary but not to be mentioned organisations" which must not have any traceable connection with the Prime Minister. Signed typescript. 23 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/68 Copy of a letter from Eric Seal [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Robert Vansittart [Chief Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Secretary] informing him that has not come across Freeman and Fockeu who claim to have access to WSC and will "head them off". Unsigned carbon typescript. 24 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/69-71 Note from Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC commenting on a clumsily drafted letter by R A Butler [Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] from WSC to the 2nd Duke of Westminster [earlier Lord Belgrave] suggesting that he act as a liaison with the representatives of foreign Governments in London to keep up morale; Bracken suggests WSC make a verbal offer instead; includes Butler's letter and Bracken's suggested draft; annotated by WSC. 19 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/72-73 Telegram from WSC to the 2nd Duke of Westminster [earlier Lord Belgrave] inviting him to luncheon or dinner, initialled. [Draft and copy]. 02 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/8/74 Letter from the Private Secretary to the 2nd Duke of Westminster [earlier Lord Belgrave] to the Private Secretary to WSC enclosing a personal letter from the duke [missing]. 14 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/8/75-80 Letter from Captain Francis Waldron to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] suggesting a scheme for raising funds in neutral countries by sending officers invalided out of the services to appeal for support for a non-political society thereby raising money and awareness; includes filing note. [Manuscript]. 02 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/81 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Captain Francis Waldron replying on behalf of CSC; following their conversation will await a further letter. 04 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/82 Note from Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC] on phone call from Captain Francis Waldron who intends talking to Colonel [?] Arthur Archdale about his scheme. 03 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/83-85 Copy of CHAR 20/8/76 - 80. 02 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/86 Letter from Captain Francis Waldron to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] thanking him for forwarding his letter to the Ministry of Information. 02 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/87 Letter from Captain Francis Waldron to WSC on a plan proposed in June 1940 by Waldron to bring arms over from the United States and Canada which had been donated to the war effort; pleased to see that his plan has now been put into action. [Manuscript]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/88 Note from Kathleen Hill to Sheila Minto [Secretaries to WSC] explaining that Captain Francis Waldron was introduced to WSC by his daughter Sarah Oliver [earlier Sarah Churchill, later Sarah Beauchamp and Sarah, Lady Audley] and arranged for him to be interviewed at the War Office. 02 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/89 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Captain Francis Waldron explaining that WSC is unable to give personal consideration to the matter; matter referred to the Ministry of Information. [Manuscript]. 05 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/90-93 Letter from Captain Francis Waldron to John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] relaying a conversation with 1st Officer Cole of the ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service], an American, whose opinions he believes represent the whole of the United States. 06 Dec 1940
CHAR 20/8/94-95 Letter from Jabez Tibbits, Mayor of Walsall [Staffordshire] to the Private Secretary to WSC discussing a proposal to present a memorial of thanks to WSC; asks whether he would not prefer such energy to be put into the war effort; with printed petition pledging support to WSC. 27 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/96-97 Letter from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to [Jabez Tibbits], Mayor of Walsall [Staffordshire] agreeing that WSC would not favour civic recognition of a memorial; with note from WSC to Martin. [Carbon]. 31 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/98-101 Letter from Oliver Holt [Imperial War Graves Commission] to Edith Watson [Private Secretary to WSC] forwarding at the request of Sir Fabian Ware [Vice-Chairman, Imperial War Graves Commission] a letter from Major A Menzies [Commission's representative in Greece]; he encloses a letter from Spyros Vassilatos to WSC advising him to consider that the Germans may be planning an invasion via tunnels under the Channel. [Copies]. 16 Oct 1940 - 14 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/102-103 Letter from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to Lieutenant-Colonel Ian Jacob [Military Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet] on a form letter [missing] sent from the War Office to C A Watson turning down his offer of services; complaint from Major-General Hastings Ismay [Deputy Secretary (Military) to the War Cabinet] that this was impolite, asks to have the matter looked into. 02 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/104-105 Letter from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to Josiah Wedgwood acknowledging receipt of letter [carbon]; annotated "re Jewish Army see Imp. (89)". 15 May 1940
CHAR 20/8/106-107 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC with an 18 point plan for asserting the authority of the new Government through departmental reports assessing how they would deal with: changes in foreign policy; state control of manufacturing industry; greater use of colonial manpower; seizure of neutral territory; increased mining and bombing campaigns. 10 May 1940
CHAR 20/8/108-109 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC on how to deal with the French situation; if France capitulates he proposes that Germany will be too powerful for the United States to dare oppose so as many troops as possible should be withdrawn to the east coast; annotated by WSC; with acknowledgement from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC]. 21 May 1940 - 23 May 1940
CHAR 20/8/110-111 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC commenting that "ruined towns form an admirable defence against tanks and air" and hoping the British Expeditionary Force can hold out; with reply from WSC passed on by John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] "I entirely agree with what you say". 28 May 1940
CHAR 20/8/112 Note from WSC to John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] enquiring about Josiah Wedgwood's current occupation; response of "L D V" [Local Defence Volunteers]. 05 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/113 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for his letters and hoping that many more rifles can be produced to arm the Home Guard (L D V [Local Defence Volunteers]). [Carbon]. 05 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/114 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to Valentine Lawford [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] asking for the enclosed letter [missing] from Josiah Wedgwood to Harold Ickes [United States Secretary of the Interior] to be sent to Washington via the diplomatic bag. 10 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/115-116 Note from Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC on enclosed letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC enquiring after his health and informing him of Wedgwood's rank of Private in the L D V [Local Defence Volunteers]. [Manuscript]. 15 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/117 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC proposing the Admiralty use shrapnel as a weapon by against enemy troop barges. 01 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/118-121 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC criticising Foreign Office policy towards the Soviet Union and the employment of "the traitor" Stahremburg in the Free French Air Force; encloses letter to Lord Halifax [Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin]; with acknowledgement. 09 Sep 1940
CHAR 20/8/122 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC, expressing dislike for a scheme to have representatives from the Dominions on the War Cabinet as they are not of "adequate calibre", will get swollen-headed and also the United States will be alienated if Canada has too much influence; also asking for confirmation of rumours that WSC is responsible for ordering the Admiralty to allow Vichy ships to pass unchallenged at Dakar [Senegal]. 25 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/123 Letter from WSC to Josiah Wedgwood thanking him for his letter; dismisses the accusation over Dakar [Senegal] as "an absolute lie. I did everything in my power, but none the less I take responsibility for all that happened". [Carbon]. 27 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/124 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC thanking him for his accolade; annotated by Private Secretary with note that he was referring to the foreword of Wedgwood's book. [Manuscript]. 30 Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/125 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC forwarding a letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton [see CHAR 20/8/131 -139 ]. [Manuscript]. 18 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/126-129 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC complaining that the British Army is being wasted defending Egypt when help should be given instead to Greece to prepare for Hitler's advance on Salonica; encloses letter from Peter Murray [not present] to be returned [manuscript]; with acknowledgement. 16 Nov 1940 - 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/130 Letter from John Peck [Assistant Private Secretary to WSC] to Vernon Bovenizer [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] sending a copy of a letter from Josiah Wedgwood advocating an aggressive policy, for the attention of Eden and the Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir John Dill]. [Carbon]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/131-139 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC enclosing: an essay: "Egypt or Greece?" advising transferral of troops from Egypt to Greece; beginning of a letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton to Josiah Wedgwood criticising official policy towards Egypt and Greece and comparing it with that of General Sir John Maxwell in 1915 [manuscript and copy]; with acknowledgement and a letter of thanks from WSC. [See CHAR 20/2B/129 for WSC's reply to essay and CHAR 20/8/125 for covering letter]. 25 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/140 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to WSC criticising 1st Lord Lloyd [Secretary of State for the Colonies] for sinking a ship, pleasing Hitler and annoying the United States; should pursue aggressive policy including greater use of colonial labour and an end to appeasement of Spain, Japan and Italy. [Manuscripts]. 30 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/141-142 Note from John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC passing on a message of respect from Chaim Weizmann [President, World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine]; with letter of thanks to Weizmann. 28 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/143-144 Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] recommending Sir Arnold Wilson and Ernest Tennant, both formerly resident in Germany, for employment [manuscript and copy]; annotated by WSC "no immediate action". 25 Mar 1940
CHAR 20/8/145 Letter from WSC to General Sir Reginald Wingate [an old "comrade in arms"] thanking him for conveying messages from a former Sapper N C O [carbon] [see CHAR 20/2/114 for further copy]. 21 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/146-147 Letter from General Sir Reginald Wingate enclosing extracts from a letter from George Urquhart, a former Sapper wounded in the First World War; writes of British commitment to the war and appreciation of WSC's efforts. [See CHAR 20/30/92 - 94 for further extracts]. 18 Nov 1940
CHAR 20/8/148-152 Letter from General Sir Reginald Wingate to WSC enclosing a letter from Sir John Cargill [Chairman of Burmah Oil Company Limited] praising WSC's leadership, discusses evacuation of Somaliland [later Somalia] and situation of oil industry [manuscript and carbon]; with telegram of thanks from WSC to Wingate. 25 Aug 1940
CHAR 20/8/153 Letter from WSC to General Sir Reginald Wingate thanking him for sending the letter from the Reverend Alexander Sharpe. 20 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/154 Number not used. 1994
CHAR 20/8/155 Note from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC with a draft reply to General Sir Reginald Wingate's letter. 17 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/156-162 Letter from General Sir Reginald Wingate to WSC enclosing a letter from the Reverend Alexander Sharpe [author of a pamphlet "Empire Facts"] and some biographical details about him; Sharpe writes about a trip around Australia, New Zealand and Canada, offering comments on the war from people he met on his travels. 13 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/163-168 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC] to 6th Lord Hood [Private Secretary to Minister of Information], enclosing a letter [copy] from Arthur Woodburn criticising the Ministry; suggests it should broadcast a more positive message instead of concentrating on defeatists and treachery, also "better to have two ministers complementing each other, one with working class knowledge and experience and the other with the Eton outlook". [Manuscript original and copy]. 29 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/169-170 Letter from Wing-Commander John Cecil Wright to WSC asking for assurances from WSC that when war is won there will be the "greater Peace Victory of social adjustment"; suggests that WSC has the people's trust "because they believe that you are not controlled by any party machine"; annotated by WSC and Eric Seal [Principal Private Secretary to WSC]; with letter of thanks from WSC to Wright. Sep 1940 - Oct 1940
CHAR 20/8/171 Letter from William Temple, Archbishop of York to WSC expressing horror at rumours of a compromise with Japan over the Burma road; feels the rights of China deserve recognition; also suggests the bombing of Gestapo barracks to give hope to decent Germans. 13 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/172 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of York [William Temple] thanking him for his letter but regretting he cannot commit Britain to any further involvement without some encouragement from the United States. 20 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/173 Letter from William Temple, Archbishop of York to WSC asking for his previous letter to be ignored on the light of the subsequent statement by Sir John Anderson [Home Secretary, later 1st Lord Waverley] on internment. 22 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/174-176 Letter from William Temple, Archbishop of York to WSC raising moral objectives to Government policy on the Burma road and placating Japan, and interned refugees in Britain. 23 Jul 1940
CHAR 20/8/177 Letter from John Colville [Private Secretary to WSC] to the Archbishop of York [William Temple] informing him that his letter of 23 July had not been shown to WSC as in the light of the statement by Sir John Anderson [Home Secretary, later 1st Lord Waverley], Colville felt it was no longer relevant. 25 Jul 1940