Political: Constituency, out of seat: Abbey division of Westminster [London] election: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 6/2

Part of: CHAR 6
Previous record: CHAR 6/1

Date: 23 Feb 1924 - 07 Aug 1924


Correspondents include: Sir Harold Smith regarding a letter he wrote in support of WSC which was rejected by "The Times"; Philip [?Sir Philip Sassoon], Sir Austen Chamberlain MP, Sir Warden Chilcott MP, and 1st Lord Balfour supporting WSC's candidature; 1st Lord Knollys, Vere [?9th Lord Bessborough], Francis Fremantle MP, Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich], John Leslie, Sir Martin Conway MP, John Moore-Brabazon MP [later 1st Lord Brabazon], Sir Roger Keyes, Lord George Hamilton, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Thomas Horder, General Sir Ian Hamilton, Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil], James Gould MP, Louis [Edward Spears], 1st Lord Forres, Margaret Sarawak, Herbert Fisher MP commiserating on WSC's defeat.

Subjects include: correspondence and accounts relating to election campaign, including typescript copy of letter from WSC to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin; references within letters to political situation in France and to the Dardanelles campaign.

Also includes: Oldham parliamentary election leaflet,1900, containing text of WSC's message to the electors; printed map of central London by J W Dugdale Bradley, city engineer and surveyor,Dec 1918, marked up to show boundary of the Abbey parliamentary division of Westminster.



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CHAR 6/2/8 Letter from [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain (2 Morpeth Mansions [London]) to Winston Churchill, on Churchill's mistaken belief that Chamberlain had discouraged Stanley Baldwin [Leader of the Conservative Party] from securing the Westminster seat for him. Chamberlain explains that he had actually agreed with Baldwin's view that the Westminster Conservative Association couldn't be forced to accept Churchill, but would have to be persuaded to take him. Chamberlain repeats his advice not to fight the Association, as reports from the constituency said that Churchill would be beaten and assures him that he had acted through friendship. 03 Mar 1924