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2 CHAR 1/42/26-29 Letter from John Seely, (later Lord Mottistone), 25 Queen's Gate Gardens, London, to WSC, on WSC's attack of "defective cerebration", enclosing letter from Dr G H R Dabbs, (a leading brain specialist) to Seely, dated 23 April. 25 Apr 1904
2 CHAR 1/107/8 Letter from G.C.N. Nicholson, P.S. to Jack Seely, Lord Mottistone, on the death of Mrs Emily Seely. 11 Aug 1913
2 CHAR 1/117/92-94 Letter from "Jack" [John Seely, later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC, on WSC's dismissal as First Lord of the Admiralty, and on Seely's work as Commander of the 1st Canadian Cavalry Brigade. 14 Sep 1914
2 CHAR 2/16/93 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, expressing willingness to help John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] in election campaign on the Isle of Wight [Seely had resigned his seat having disagreed with the Government over the fiscal question and Chinese labour in South Africa, and was standing (unopposed) as an Independent, he accepted the Liberal Whip in May 1904]. 24 Mar [1904]
2 CHAR 2/17/1-2 Letter from H G Spicer, member of the executive of the Liberal Association of the South St Pancras division (19 New Bridge Street, London), to WSC (105 Mount Street) suggesting that John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] might successfully stand for the Liberals in the constituency at the General Election and mentioning Spicer's connection with the Whitefield's Mission, a large and powerful organisation in the constituency. Reminds WSC of his appointment to address the Men's Meeting and mentions that Welldon is to do the same the following week. Signed typescript Originally enclosed in CHAR 2/17/3-4 having been sent by WSC to John Seely. 28 Mar 1904
2 CHAR 2/17/3-4 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] (Totland Bay Hotel, Isle of Wight) to WSC, discussing the possibility of Seely's standing as a candidate for Sheffield [Yorkshire] or South St Pancras [London], attacking the Tories who walked out on WSC when he began to speak in the adjournment debate in the House of Commons on 29 March and describing anti-Tory placards displayed on the Isle of Wight. Mentions an outbreak of scarlet fever at Brooke village. 01 Apr 1904
2 CHAR 2/46/47-49 Letter from G Wallace Carter [general secretary of the Free Trade Union] (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, London) to Colonel John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Colonial Office) answering Seely's objections to Carter's suggestion that a summary of each day's parliamentary debates should be cabled to all the Dominions free of charge. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/46/43. 20 Sep 1910
2 CHAR 2/67/6 Letter from WSC (Duchy of Lancaster Office) to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] expressing pleasure at the good performance at the Front of Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso] [Seely's Acting Brigade Major] and describing his current position in the Cabinet and the general political situation, including the activities of David Lloyd George, in a style appropriate to a report of a military campaign. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 12 Jun 1915
2 CHAR 13/19/9 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone], (War Office, Whitehall) to WSC, stating that General Sir John French [Chief of Imperial General Staff, later 1st Lord Ypres] would be sending WSC a precis of Home Defence Plans to consider in connection with naval defence. Seely also agrees to WSC's plan for monthly meetings between them and the heads of the War Office and Admiralty War Staffs. 31 Jan 1913
2 CHAR 13/20/104 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] (Blatchington House, Seaford, Sussex), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] regretting that no honour could be given to Captain Godfrey Paine, [Commandant] of the Central Flying School. Seely also looks forward to going flying with WSC. 28 Nov 1913
2 CHAR 28/83/11 Letter from John Bernard Seely [John Seely, later 1st Lord Mottistone](War Office, Whitehall) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that he will try to help her. 21 Apr 1913
1 CHAR 1/42 Personal: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1904 - 31 May 1904
1 CHAR 1/50 Personal: Correspondence:. 01 Jan 1905 - 31 Dec 1905
1 CHAR 1/50/50 Card from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone], Bath Club, Dover Street, London, to WSC, on WSC's election to the Bath Club, and on his speech at Pontypridd on 17 November. 19 Nov 1905
1 CHAR 1/72 Personal: Correspondence. 1908
1 CHAR 1/72/15 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone], Chester Square, London to WSC, on WSC's return from Africa. 15 Jan 1908
1 CHAR 1/75/37 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC, on gift of engraving of Napoleon. 08 Sep 1908
1 CHAR 1/103/21 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC, birthday greetings. 30 Nov 1912
1 CHAR 1/117/80 Letter from Jack Seely, Lord Mottistone to WSC, on Lord Thurso's replacement as Brigade Major, 1st Canadian Cavalry Brigade. 02 Jul 1915
1 CHAR 1/143/59 Telegram from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC, on the death of Marigold Churchill. 25 Aug 1921
1 CHAR 1/143/86 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC, on the death of Lady Randolph Churchill. 01 Jul 1921
1 CHAR 1/172/25-26 Letter from Lord Mottistone to WSC, thanks for gift of cup to his son (and WSC's godson), David Seely. 30 Aug [1924]
1 CHAR 1/188/48 Letter from Lord Mottistone [formerly Jack Seely] to WSC, thanks for hospitality at Chartwell. 28 Sep 1925
1 CHAR 1/299/1 Letter from 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] to WSC on the death of Freddie Guest. 03 May 1937
1 CHAR 1/343/65 Note from 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] to WSC, congratulations on speech. [Mar 1939]
1 CHAR 1/400A/77 Telegram from [John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] to WSC, asking if he would be able to attend Other Club dinner on 17 Mar "annotated "regretted". 07 Mar 1932
1 CHAR 1/401B/284 Letter from John Seely (later Lord Mottistone) to WSC, sympathy on road accident in New York. 17 Dec 1931
1 CHAR 1/401B/285 Letter from WSC to John Seely (later Lord Mottistone), thanks for letter of sympathy on accident [carbon]. 04 Jan 1932
1 CHAR 2/3/98-100 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on the mismanagement by John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] of the House of Commons debate on Army reform. 23 Apr 1903
1 CHAR 2/7/49 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to WSC on tariff reform. 30 May 1903
1 CHAR 2/16/87 Letter from G.S. Pawle to WSC, offering to subscribe £100 towards the election expenses of John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the Isle of Wight. 22 Mar 1904
1 CHAR 2/16/96-97 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, arguing that he had made a mistake in insisting that the Free Food League should support John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the Isle of Wight, in the face of strong opposition from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn]. 27 Mar 1904
1 CHAR 2/17/19 Letter from Albert Hobson (Junior Constitutional Club, Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC regretting WSC's decision not to stand for Sheffield [Yorkshire] and stating his own intention to consult Liberal leaders in Sheffield about WSC's suggestion that John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] should be approached. Hopes the 8th Duke of Devonshire will address a meeting in Sheffield. 11 Apr 1904
1 CHAR 2/17/112 Letter from Samuel Robinson, secretary of the Alien Immigration Bill Protest Committee (5 Gascoyne Street, Rusholme, Manchester), to WSC asking him to persuade John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone], Sir Charles Dilke, Charles Trevelyan, Walter Runciman [later 1st Lord Runciman] and George Harwood to attend the Committee's forthcoming demonstration in Heaton Park. Annotated in shorthand. 04 Jul 1904
1 CHAR 2/17/123 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] (Villa Adria, Langenschwalbach, Germany) to WSC expressing the hope that WSC will not allow Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] to put off the colonial vote and approving WSC's resolution on the new scheme of army reform. Mentions his horse rides through the mountains of the area and the fact that the local people think he is a spy. 17 Jul 1904
1 CHAR 2/18/26 Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Plesaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC on Vivian's forthcoming article on WSC in the Pall Mall Gazette and the possibility of John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] addressing a meeting in Deptford [London]. 01 Oct 1904
1 CHAR 2/18/74 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] (Berwick Lodge, Ryde, [Isle of Wight]) to WSC expressing his wish to speak at Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's forthcoming meeting in Manchester. 14 Nov 1904
1 CHAR 2/18/130 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (20 Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC requesting that WSC, John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] and Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] do not attend a forthcoming meeting. [Apr 1904]
1 CHAR 2/18/131 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire) to WSC advising him not to resign [as MP for Oldham] and stating that he has written to the Times defending WSC and John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] against "that old fool Dalrymple.". [Apr 1904]
1 CHAR 2/19/21 Letter from Henry H Haldinstein, Liberal candidate for Grimsby [Yorkshire] (17 Montagu Square, [London]), to WSC asking him to address a Free Trade meeting in Grimsby. Annotated by WSC declining the invitation but suggesting John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] might accept. 14 Jan 1904
1 CHAR 2/19/23 Letter from Henry Haldinstein, Liberal candidate for Grimsby [Yorkshire] (17 Montagu Square, [London]), to WSC asking him to invite John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to address a Free Trade meeting in Grimsby. 17 Jan 1904
1 CHAR 2/19/43 Letter from F Herbert Stead, warden of the Robert Browning Settlement Incorporated, Walworth, London (29 Grosvenor Park, [London]), to WSC congratulating him on the unopposed return of John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] for the Isle of Wight. Signed typescript. 07 Apr 1904
1 CHAR 2/19/60 Letter from H G Spicer (19 New Bridge Street, London) to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking him to name a date when he can address the men of Whitefield's Mission and expressing the view that John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] will be a good candidate for South St Pancras. Signed typescript. 27 Apr 1904
1 CHAR 2/22/5 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Buckingham Palace Hotel, London) to WSC saying he has accepted the invitation from Liverpool. 10 Jan 1905
1 CHAR 2/22/31 Letter from Edward Russell (Worsley House, Prince's Park, Liverpool) expressing enthusiasm about the candidature of John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] for the Abercromby Division. 22 Jan 1905
1 CHAR 2/23/49 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (3 Whitehall Court, [London]) to WSC agreeing to his suggestion of John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] [as Under Secretary of State for War] and referring to his (Haldane's) own work [as Secretary of State for War]. 08 Dec 1905
1 CHAR 2/23/51 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (3 Whitehall Court, [London]) to WSC regretting his (Haldane's) failure to get John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] appointed as Under Secretary of State for War, congratulating WSC on his appointment to the Colonial Office, and referring to his own ideas about the War Office and the Army. 10 Dec 1905
1 CHAR 2/25/114-115 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on meetings to be addressed by Runciman and WSC in Manchester, by Runciman in Dewsbury [Yorkshire], Stalybridge [Cheshire] and Liverpool, by Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] in the Scotswood area, and by John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Suggests WSC address a meeting in Tynemouth [Northumberland]. Wonders whether the government is planning a November election and predicts its humiliation. 08 Oct 1905
1 CHAR 2/26/31 Letter from ?John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (29 Chester Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [on the China Convention]. 14 Mar 1906
1 CHAR 2/27/5-6 Letter from "Alick" [Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]), to WSC inviting him to a meeting at the House of Commons to be attended by [Richard] Haldane [later Lord Haldane], [Thomas] Buchanan, [Alexander] Wolfe-Murray, [Lord] Chesham, [William] Brocklehurst and [John] Seely [later Lord Mottistone]. Suggests WSC time his visit to Glasgow [Scotland] to coincide with the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Scottish Liberal Association in Peebles and thanks WSC for the speech he made there during the election. 20 Jul 1906
1 CHAR 2/29/9 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC expressing regret that WSC is not coming into the Cabinet at once and reporting that he (Haldane) is pressing for John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] [to be made Financial Secretary at the War Office]. 11 Jan 1907
1 CHAR 2/33/6 Covering note by John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (29 Chester Square, [London]) referring to correspondence about the formation of the Parents' League and discussing the issue of religious instruction in Voluntary Schoools. 2 papers. 20 Jan 1908
1 CHAR 2/34/49 Letter from Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton] (Colonial Office) to WSC suggesting that John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] rather than himself should sit on the "A R R" committee and noting David Lloyd George's curious new position as devil's advocate. 16 May 1908
1 CHAR 2/36/6 Letter from J Blackstock (University Hotel, Endsleigh Gardens, London) to WSC's private secretary [Edward Marsh] thanking him for his letter and referring to Mr Howard's wish that anything Blackstock might say to WSC should be regarded as a message from Howard. Thanks WSC for referring him to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] and mentions that he has an appointment with Lord Crewe. 05 Nov 1908
1 CHAR 2/46/43 Letter from R V Vernon (Downing Street) to S W Harris returning and commenting on correspondence between G Wallace Carter, WSC and Colonel [John] Seely [later Lord Mottistone] on the suggestion that a summary of each day's parliamentary debates should be cabled to all the Dominions free of charge [see CHAR 2/46/44-50]. Signed typescript. Annotated by WSC: "a stupid answer", 1 Oct 1910. 29 Sep 1910-01 Oct 1910
1 CHAR 2/46/44 Letter from G Wallace Carter, general secretary of the Free Trade Union (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, London) to WSC (Home Office) describing the inadequate British news service in Canadian newspapers and suggesting that a summary of each day's parliamentary debates be cabled to all the Dominions free of charge. Signed typescript. Annotated with instruction by WSC to show the letter to Colonel [John Seely, late Lord Mottistone]. 01 Sep 1910
1 CHAR 2/46/45-46 Letter from Colonel John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to G Wallace Carter [general secretary of the Free Trade Union] raising objections to Carter's suggestion that a summary of each day's parliamentary debates should be cabled to all the Dominions free of charge. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/46/43. 09 Sep 1910
1 CHAR 2/46/50 Letter from [Colonel John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] (Downing Street) to G Wallace Carter [general secretary of the Free Trade League) making further comments on Carter's suggestion that a summary of each day's parliamentary debates should be cabled to all the Dominions free of charge. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/46/43. Sep 1910
1 CHAR 2/48/9 Letter from [John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] (Colonial Office) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and suggesting that he is probably the youngest man to hold that office. 15 Feb 1910
1 CHAR 2/51/80 Letter from "Jack" [John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] (Colonial Office) to WSC thanking him for his help in the "sash debate" of the previous night. 30 Mar 1911
1 CHAR 2/56/77 Letter from [WSC] (Admiralty) to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] giving his views on the training and equipping of the yeomanry. Typescript copy. 16 Apr 1912
1 CHAR 2/56/83-84 Letter from [WSC] to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] suggesting changes to the new yeomanry drilling manual. Typescript copy. 03 May 1912
1 CHAR 2/56/87 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (29 Chester Square, [London]) to WSC [on his appointment as Secretary of State for War]. 11 Jun 1912
1 CHAR 2/57/9 Letter from Lionel Curtis (Uplands, Ledbury, [Herefordshire]) to Edward Marsh enclosing a copy of a letter he has sent to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] on Colonel Sam Hughes [the Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence] [see CHAR 2/57/12-15] and suggesting Hughes be given a knighthood and an acknowledgement of his services in the Boer War. 30 Jul [1912]
1 CHAR 2/57/12-15 Letter from [Lionel Curtis] (Uplands, Ledbury, Herefordshire) to John Seely [Lord Mottistone] (War Office) describing the character of Colonel Sam Hughes, the Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence, and advising on how he should be treated when he visits Britain. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/57/9. 30 Jul 1912
1 CHAR 2/57/19 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Prydown, Seaford, [Sussex]) to WSC announcing that the King has agreed to Louis Botha being gazetted as an honorary general in the army. 11 Aug 1912
1 CHAR 2/62/76 Letter from "Jack" [John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] to WSC praising his speech of the previous night on Irish Home Rule. Announces his imminent departure for India. 09 Oct 1913
1 CHAR 2/64/48 Letter from H de V Habakkuk-Scrubbs to "the Editor-in-Chief" sarcastically approving the appointment of Colonel John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to the command of an army brigade and making the satirical suggestion that a "politicians brigade" be formed to include WSC. Typescript copy. c 1914
1 CHAR 2/67/4 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (France) to WSC congratulating him on being in the Cabinet "with even greater scope than before" and praising the conduct at the front of Sir Archibald Sinclair [later Lord Thurso]. 07 Jun 1915
1 CHAR 2/68/16 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Canadian Cavalry Brigade) to WSC expressing anger that WSC does not direct the management of the war. 15 Nov 1915
1 CHAR 2/91/16 Letter from "Jack" [Major-General John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] (Brooke House, Isle of Wight) to WSC expressing pleasure at his appointment as Minister of Munitions, inviting WSC and CSC to visit and reporting that he can walk without a stick and hopes soon to be able to ride. 20 Jul 1917
1 CHAR 2/105/21 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Air Ministry) to WSC enclosing an extract from his diary on the Antwerp expedition [see CHAR 2/105/22-23] and congratulating him on his performance in the House of Commons on the previous night. 14 Mar 1919
1 CHAR 2/105/22-23 Extract from the diary of John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] justifying the Antwerp Expedition and praising the conduct of the Naval Volunteers. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/105/21. c 1914
1 CHAR 2/106/113 Letter from John Seely ([later Lord Mottistone] War Office) announcing his resignation [as Under-Secretary of State for Air]. 08 Nov 1919
1 CHAR 2/106/115 Letter from WSC (War Office) to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] regretting his resignation [as Under-Secretary of State for Air] and stating that he wishes he had been able to secure for him a higher office. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 11 Nov 1919
1 CHAR 2/114/12 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Hotel Ritz, Place Vendome, Paris, [France]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Secretary of State for Colonies, especially as it removes the one serious disagreement they have had. 23 Jan 1921
1 CHAR 2/141/48 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC reporting that Stanley Baldwin has asked to see him and reporting that his wife is slowly recovering from illness. 21 Feb 1925
1 CHAR 2/141/69 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Brooke House, Isle of Wight) wishing him success [in his Budget speech] and inviting him and Edward Marsh to lunch at the Carlton Club. 27 Apr 1925
1 CHAR 2/142/41 Letter from [WSC] to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] thanking him [for his offer to arrange for him to see the army manoeuvres] and announcing his departure for Italy for a fortnight. Carbon typescript copy. 19 Sep 1925
1 CHAR 2/142/42 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Hotel Ritz, Place Vendome, Paris, [France]) to WSC offering to make arrangements for him to see the army manoeuvres. 15 Sep 1925
1 CHAR 2/164/44-45 Letter from [WSC] to [Stanley Baldwin, later Lord Baldwin] recommending Frederick Guest and John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to the House of Lords. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Jun 1929
1 CHAR 2/243/50 Note of telegrams sent by WSC to Sir Robert Horne, Sir Austen Chamberlain, Lord Winterton, Lord Wolmer [later Lord Selborne], Sir Henry Page-Croft, John Seely (later Lord Mottistone], Freddie Guest. David Lloyd George and Sir Archibald Sinclair (later Lord Thurso), asking them to read article in the "Daily Telegraph" on German air strength. 26 Apr 1935
1 CHAR 2/296A-B Public and Political: General: Correspondence. 10 Jan 1935 - 30 Jun 1937
1 CHAR 2/298 Public and Political: General: Correspondence. 11 Dec 1935 - 30 Sep 1937
1 CHAR 2/366 Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence L - Q. 28 Jul 1939 - 20 May 1940
1 CHAR 2/396 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership. Dec 1939 - Dec 1940
1 CHAR 2/444 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, L-M. Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
1 CHAR 2/468A-B Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, M-Q. Jan 1943 - Dec 1943
1 CHAR 2/519 Public and Political: General: Birthday Congratulations: Mayors, Bishops, M.P.'s. Nov 1944
1 CHAR 2/560 Public and Political: General: General Election: Condolences. Jul 1945 - Aug 1945
1 CHAR 2/575A-B Public and Political: General: Correspondence, L-M. May 1929 - Sep 1934
1 CHAR 7/92 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Sa-Se. 13 Sep 1939 - 30 Jul 1945
1 CHAR 8/599 Literary: "Arms and the Covenant" (and "Great Contemporaries"): letters of congratulations and thanks for complimentary copies. 06 Jan 1938 - 01 Jan 1939
1 CHAR 9/210 Speeches: Miscellaneous quotations and other material. 1940 - 1945
1 CHAR 10/8 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906
1 CHAR 10/21 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907
1 CHAR 10/22 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907
1 CHAR 11/4 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908
1 CHAR 12/9/132 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham- Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to "Jack" [John Seely, later 1st Lord Mottistone] marked "confidential" asking him to use his influence with the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] to secure him the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Signed manuscript]. 11 Apr 1910
1 CHAR 13/8/123 Letter from "Jack" [John] Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] (War Office) to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on attacking aeroplanes and airships. 15 Mar 1912
1 CHAR 13/9/8 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], confirming that it would be possible for naval officers to be taught flying at the Central Flying School [? Upavon, Wiltshire]. 17 Apr 1912
1 CHAR 13/9/46 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] (War Office) to WSC, suggesting that the War Office and Admiralty work together on the question of pensions granted to the widows of servicemen. 17 May [1912]
1 CHAR 13/12/35 Letter from WSC [(Admiralty)], to John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone], expressing pleasure that Louis Botha [had been made an Honorary General in the British Army], also commenting on service widows' pensions. [Carbon]. 17 Aug 1912
1 CHAR 13/19/20 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on co-operation between their two departments. 17 Feb 1913
1 CHAR 13/20/24 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone), (War Office), to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] agreeing to the proposal for the establishment of an Aeronautical Research Office under the joint control of the War Office and the Admiralty. 31 Jul 1913
1 CHAR 13/20/144 Letter from John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on criticism of the Navy Estimates by Sir John Simon [Attorney-General]. 12 Dec 1913
1 CHAR 13/22A/25-26 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [? John Seely, Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the importance to the Admiralty of the Orkney and Shetland Territorials, and his disappointment that the War Office was proposing to disband these Units. [Carbon copy]. 03 Mar 1913
1 CHAR 13/22A/65-66 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [John Seely, Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone], on Home Defence, suggesting that the war garrisons of the great southern fortresses be moved to the east coast, pointing out that they had been based in the south when France was the danger, and that the strategic front had changed. [Carbon copy]. 06 May 1913
1 CHAR 13/26/77 Letter from John Seely, Secretary of State for War [later 1st Lord Mottistone] to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on War Office questions in the House of Commons. 29 Mar 1914
1 CHAR 13/40/6 Telegram from WSC to Major-General Archibald Paris [General Officer Commanding Royal Naval Division], giving permission to employ Lieutenant-Colonel [George] Tom Bridges and Colonel John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] to command half-brigades in the defence of Antwerp [Belgium]. [Carbon]. 07 Oct 1914
1 CHAR 13/45/63-64 Letter from Sir Francis Villiers, [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Belgium] to WSC, enclosing a letter from Colonel John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the behaviour of the sailors and marines in the retreat from Antwerp. 10 Oct 1914
1 CHAR 15/87 Official: Munitions. 01 Jun 1918 - 30 Nov 1918
1 CHAR 15/91 Official: Munitions. 21 Aug 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
1 CHAR 15/155A-C Official: Munitions: WSC's registered correspondence and minutes as Minister of Munitions, 1-200. Jul 1917 - Sep 1917
1 CHAR 16/1 Official: War and Air: Organisation of the Air Force: correspondence and papers. 13 Dec 1918 - 16 Sep 1919
1 CHAR 16/4 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry. 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
1 CHAR 16/5 Official: War and Air: correspondence. 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
1 CHAR 16/6 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
1 CHAR 16/8 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign. 02 Jun 1919 - 30 Jun 1919
1 CHAR 16/9 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 1919
1 CHAR 16/10 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
1 CHAR 16/11 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 24 Aug 1919 - 30 Sep 1919
1 CHAR 16/12 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign. 18 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919
1 CHAR 16/15A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919
1 CHAR 16/16A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919
1 CHAR 16/17A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
1 CHAR 16/18A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
1 CHAR 16/47A-B Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 01 May 1920 - 29 Jun 1920
1 CHAR 18/72 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 21 Dec 1927 - 28 Dec 1928
1 CHAR 18/101 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929
1 CHAR 19/2A/21 Letter from the [2nd] Duke of Westminster to WSC explaining his memorandum which was passed to [1st] Lord Hankey [Minister without Portfolio] and others with the approval of John Seely [1st Lord Mottistone]. 28 Sep 1939
1 CHAR 20/21B/127 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] regretting he is unable to help in a proposal made in letter of March 3. [Carbon]. 06 Mar 1941
1 CHAR 20/22B/199 Letter from WSC to Major-General 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] thanking him for his suggestion for the next Honours List. 18 Oct 1941
1 CHAR 20/94A/79 Letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] thanking him for taking the trouble of finding a quotation by Napolean Signed. 02 Aug 1943
1 CHAR 20/94B/236 Letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely, Vice President of the National Savings Committee] returning the letter and print which he received of the John, 1st Duke of Marlborough [not present] sent by Peter Beresford [see CHAR 20/94B/235] Signed. 05 Nov 1943
1 CHAR 20/151/9 Letter from John Peck [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] thanking him on WSC's behalf for the note which he sent to him. Initialled. 12 Nov 1944
1 CHAR 20/151/10 Letter from 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely] (34, Tufton Court, Westminster) to WSC informing him that he is willing to assist in filling in the gap caused by Lord Moyne's [former Deputy Minister of State, Middle East] death and commenting that he has had recent contacts with Egypt and that he has a special technique for dodging bullets Signed manuscript. Annotated. 12 Nov 1944
1 CHAR 20/207/39 Draft of a telegram from WSC to Lord Sherwood [earlier Sir Hugh Seely, Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Air] thanking him for his letter. Despatched on 27 May. 26 May 1945 - 27 May 1945
1 CHAR 20/207/40 Letter from Lord Sherwood [earlier Sir Hugh Seely, Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Air] to WSC stating how much he has enjoyed serving WSC over the previous four years. Signed. 24 May 1945
1 CHAR 24/6 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence and papers. 10 Mar 1913 - 16 May 1913
1 CHAR 28/27/11-17 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] marked "private" including: meetings in Oldham [Lancashire] and the Central Executive's vote of confidence in him despite his opposition to the "great man" [Joseph Chamberlain] and his opinions about Protection; his popularity among the working classes; a future break between Arthur Balfour and [Joseph] Chamberlain; a dinner he hosted at the House of Commons with "Jack" [John] Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] which was attended by "AJB" [Arthur Balfour], Austen Chamberlain, George Wyndham, Sir John Brodrick, [Hugh] Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] and Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and 2nd Lord Wimborne]; Joseph Chamberlain's look of reproach at seeing WSC leaving Balfour's room and WSC's opinion of Chamberlain; his planned itinerary and relationship with "Sunny" [Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough]. Manuscript signed by WSC. 12 Aug 1903
1 CHAR 28/130/34 Letter from "Jack" [John Seely, later 1st Lord Mottistone, Deputy Minister of Munitions] (War Office) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] explaining that a Selection Committee considers recommendations for sponsorship as a Lady of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and recommending that she should send Lady Ward's qualifications to the committee. 04 Oct 1918
1 CHAR 28/134/66 Letter from John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] (House of Commons) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] expressing sympathy at the news of her accident and commenting on WSC's success in a debate on Mesopotamia [later Iraq]. 16 Jun 1921
1 CHUR 1/43 Personal: Family etc.: Death of Major John S Churchill: condolences. 23 Feb 1947 - 11 Apr 1947

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