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25 CHAR 20/40/14-16 Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India [Lord Linlithgow] on need for a change of command in the Middle East; suggests swapping General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] and General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, India]; with covering note to Secretary of State for India [Leopald Amery]. 20 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/29 Telegram from Viceroy of India [Lord Linlithgow] to WSC approving exchange of commands between General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] and General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, India]. 21 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/31 Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India reciting text of message to General Sir Claude Auchinleck (Commander-in-Chief, India) ordering him to relieve General Sir Archibald Wavell as Commander-in-Chief, Middle East. 21 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/32-33 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander -in-Chief, Middle East] informing him of orders to await arrival of General Sir Claude Auchinleck, then proceed to India as Commander- in-Chief. 21 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/38 Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander- in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC thanking him for his confidence and requesting home leave before proceeding to new command in India. 22 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/43 Telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [outgoing Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] commenting on the merits and demerits of Wavell returning to England before taking up his new command in India, and stating that he is "putting the point" to the Viceroy [Lord Linlithgow] [see CHAR 20/40/45 ]. 23 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/44 Telegram from General Sir Claude Auchinleck [incoming Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] to WSC expressing thanks for the confidence which WSC has shown in him, and stating that he will arrive in Cairo [Egypt] by 30th and confer with General Sir Archibald Wavell [outgoing Commander-in-Chief, Middle East]. 23 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/45 Typescript copy of telegram from WSC to General Sir Archibald Wavell [outgoing Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] commenting on the merits and demerits of Wavell returning to England before taking up his new command in India, and stating that he is "putting the point" to the Viceroy [Lord Linlithgow].[see CHAR 20/40/43 ]. 23 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/40/46 Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India [Lord Linlithgow] reciting text of message from General Sir Archibald Wavell outgoing Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] accepting his transfer to new post of Commander-in-Chief, India, and requesting a short period at home before taking up the new command. [Jun 1941]
25 CHAR 20/40/68-69 Telegram from WSC to Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia] informing him of changes in office: Sir Andrew Duncan to be President of Board of Trade; Lord Beaverbrook [earlier William Aitken] to be Minister of Supply; Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos] to move from Board of Trade to represent War Cabinet in Middle East; General Sir Robert Haining to relieve Commander -in-Chief, Middle East of administrative work; General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander-in-Chief, Middle East] and General Sir Claude Auchinleck [Commander-in-Chief, India] to exchange posts. [Jun 1941]
25 CHAR 20/40/82 Telegram from WSC to Viceroy of India [Lord Linlithgow] commenting on changes in ministerial appointments, and particularly the appointment of Oliver Lyttelton [later Lord Chandos] as Minister of State in the Middle East. 30 Jun 1941
25 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
25 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
25 CHAR 20/66/17-18 Letter from Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] to WSC in response to a letter from WSC requesting him to resign as Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War, as the office is needed for a Labour representative; Grigg regrets the decision but will consider the offer of a peerage; also includes letter from Grigg (1940) thanking WSC for his appointment and rejecting a peerage. 18 May 1940 - 04 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/66/35-36 Letter from WSC to Geoffrey Shakespeare [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Dominions Office] asking him to resign and offering him a baronetcy; with reply agreeing and asking for time to consider the offer of a baronetcy. 03 Mar 1942 - 04 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/81/57 Telegram from General Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] to WSC marked "private and personal" thanking him for the award of an honour but asking if WSC can announce it forthwith and setting out the reasons for this request: "Gingerbread is always gingerbread but may I have it with the gilt on please.". 15 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/81/73 Telegram from WSC to Lieutenant Commander 2nd Lord Beatty marked "personal" congratulating him on his Distinguished Service Cross: "As one of your Father's friends and admirers, this gives me the utmost pleasure.". 19 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/81/116 Telegram from WSC to General Lord Gort [Governor and Commander in Chief Malta] marked "personal and secret" commenting on "Torch" [codename for Anglo American occupation of French North West Africa] and the battle in Egypt, praising Gort's work in "animating the magnificent resistance" of Malta, and informing him that his name is to be submitted to the King [George VI] for promotion to the rank of Field Marshal in the New Year Honours List. 28 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/81/122 Telegram from General Lord Gort (Governor and Commander in Chief Malta) to WSC marked "most secret and personal" thanking him for his encouraging and appreciative message and for the "wholly unexpected" indication in his paragraph 3 [that Gort was being recommended for promotion to Field Marshal]. 29 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/85/4 Telegram from Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] to WSC reporting the wish of Essington Lewis [Australian Director General of Munitions and Aircraft Production] to be relieved of any obligation to accept any honour. 11 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 20/87/43 Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "most secret and personal" agreeing with the proposal to give the 10th Duke of Devonshire [earlier Marquess of Hartington] ministerial status and make him the Deputy Minister of State [? in the Middle East]. 17 Aug 1942
25 CHAR 20/87/54 Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "most secret and personal" instructing him not to approach the 10th Duke of Devonshire [earlier the Marquess of Hartington] and asking to be informed whether this telegram had arrived in time to prevent such an approach. 18 Aug 1942
25 CHAR 20/93A/86 Letter from WSC to Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords] marked "Confidential" thanking him for his letter recommending [4th] Lord Templemore [earlier Arthur Chichester] for a Privy Counsellorship and Lord Snell for a Companion of Honour. Signed. 11 Mar 1943
25 CHAR 20/93B/122 Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Unionist MP for County Down, Ulster, Ireland] stating that he will bear in mind his recommendations for the Birthday Honours List [Signature]. 07 Apr 1943
25 CHAR 20/93B/189 Letter from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell [Commander in Chief India] stating that he is pleased that he has accepted "this great task" [Viceroy of India] and that he has submitted his name to King George VI for a peerage which he was confident would be granted and that he would make a public announcement on the 19th June which would also include "that affecting General Auchinleck" [Wavell's replacement] Signed. 17 Jun 1943
25 CHAR 20/94A/84 Letter from WSC to Sir Thomas Royden informing him that he will take his chairman's name into consideration when preparing his recommendations for the next honours list [Initialled]. 04 Aug 1943
25 CHAR 20/94A/135 Letter from WSC to Sir Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough, PrimeMinister of Northern Ireland and Minister for Commerce and Production] marked "Private and Personal" thanking him for recommending Ernest Cooper [Industrial Adviser to the Government of Northern Ireland] for a Knighthood and explaining that such awards are usually confined to thehalf yearly lists but adding that he would bear this recommendation in mind when the time came Signed. 30 Sep 1943
25 CHAR 20/94B/152-155 Letter from WSC to the Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] suggesting that Duff Cooper [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, later 1st Lord Norwich] should be offered the position of Envoy or Charge d'Affaires in Italy and not that of Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters in Algiers and stating: that Allied policy towards Italy has been right and that they will eventually turn against Germany; that Italy should expect to lose Rhodes, the Dodecanese, Albania and all lodgements on the east side of the Adriatic and possibly Trieste and Fiume and that negotiations for this would be well handled by Duff Cooper; that Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] may resign from his position as Spanish Ambassador which should be filled by one of the "diplomates de carriere"; that he would like the [position of] Duchy [of Lancaster] at his disposal which would allow him to move Ernest Brown [Minister of Health] from the Ministry of Health. 03 Oct 1943
25 CHAR 20/94B/179 Letter from WSC to Professor George Clark [Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College] asking his permission to submit his name to King George VI for the position of Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. 11 Oct 1943
25 CHAR 20/94B/185 Letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Crewe [earlier Robert Crewe-Milnes] informing him that he will consider his recommendations for the next honours list Signed. 12 Oct 1943
25 CHAR 20/94B/259 Letter from WSC (Africa) to Colonel Douglas Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Conservative MP for Newbury, Berkshire, and Speaker of the House of Commons] stating that he understands that he has said that he will not be embarrassed if Diver's name is not included in the New Year's honours list and that he will consider him again when he makes his next recommendations to King George VI Signature in typescript. 27 Dec 1943
25 CHAR 20/96B/186 Letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes [Conservative MP for Portsmouth] marked "Private" stating that he could not offer him a fighting position on account of his age and that he was surprised to hear that Keyes felt he had not been recognised for his services, adding that although he felt he would incur criticism from the armed forces he submitted Keyes name to King George VI for the honour of a peerage. Signature in typescript. Copy. 14 Aug 1943
25 CHAR 20/137C/259 Copy of a letter from WSC to Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside], Speaker of the House of Commons, marked "private" discussing honours for [Edward] Fellowes and Captain [Cyril] Diver. Carbon typescript. 31 May 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/168-169 Copy of a letter from WSC to Harold Balfour in which he discusses Balfour's appointment as Minister Resident in West Africa and notes that Balfour will not therefore stand for re-election as a Member of Parliament. WSC adds that he will recommend Balfour for a peerage. Carbon typescript. 20 Nov 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/206 Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Cecil of Chelwood concerning Cecil's recommendation that Frank Raffety and Mr C Plaistowe should receive honours for "industrial co-partnership". Unsigned carbon. 12 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/208 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir James Lithgow marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Lithgow be made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/209 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Arthur Hazlerigg marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Hazlerigg should be given a Barony in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/210 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Maxwell marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Maxwell be made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/211 Copy of a letter from WSC to [2nd] Lord Finlay marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to recommend to King [George VI] that Finlay be made a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year's Honours list and asking him to confirm that "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 16 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/214 Copy of a letter from WSC to David Lloyd George marked "private" in which he asks whether Lloyd George would allow WSC to suggest that he be given an Earldom in order to "spare you the labours of a contested election at Criccieth [Carnarvonshire, Wales]", adding that it would give him great pleasure to do so. Unsigned carbon. 17 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/216 Copy of a letter from WSC to Desmond Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC] informing him that he has recommended that Morton should be made a Knight Commander of the Bath and thanking him for his friendship and assistance. Carbon typescript. 18 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/218-220 Copy of a letter from WSC to King George VI in which he thanks the King for offering to give him the Order of the Garter but suggests that the honour might come to him on his retirement; suggests that [Anthony] Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury] might be awarded the Order of the Garter and that Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham might be awarded the Order of the Thistle; and thanks the King for awarding an Earldom to David Lloyd George. Carbon typescript. 19 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/221 Copy of a letter from WSC to Ellen Wilkinson marked "personal and confidential" informing her that he intends to ask King [George VI] to admit her to the Privy Council and asking her to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/222 Copy of a letter from WSC to Florence Horsbrugh marked "personal and confidential" informing her that he intends to ask King [George VI] to admit her to the Privy Council and asking her to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/223 Copy of a letter from WSC to [3rd] Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to ask King [George VI] to appoint him as a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour and asking him to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/138B/224 Copy of a letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Portal marked "personal and confidential" informing him that he intends to ask King [George VI] to award Portal a viscounty and asking him to let him know whether "this would be agreeable". Unsigned carbon. 19 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 20/148/36 Letter from Sir Alan Lascelles (Windsor Castle) [King George VI's Private Secretary] to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] informing him that King George VI has unofficially approved of the recommendations which he made in the political Honours List and adding that the private letter which he also sent has raised a large issue and that he will contact him on this matter later. Signature in typescript. Copy. 26 May 1944
25 CHAR 20/152/2 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, February 1944. 01 Feb 1944 - 29 Feb 1944
25 CHAR 20/153/4 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, October 1944. 01 Oct 1944 - 31 Oct 1944
25 CHAR 20/193B/141 Letter from WSC to the Earl of Clarendon marked "confidential" thanking him for his letter regarding the services of Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode [later Lord Chetwode] as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the British Red Cross and St John War Organization and confirming that he will be glad to consider this proposal in connection with the next Honours List [carbon]. 19 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/193B/142 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Geoffrey Fisher later Lord Fisher of Lambeth] regarding arranging a meeting in Easter week to discuss the vacancy in the Bishopric of London [carbon]. 20 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/193B/164 Letter from WSC to Lord Monsell [formerly Bolton Meredith Eyres-Monsell] marked "private" stating that he will be very glad to consider the recommendation of Alderman Westbrook in connection with the next Honours list. 02 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/193B/203 Letter from WSC to Herbert Morrison [later Lord Morrison of Lambeth, Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Minister of Home Security] confirming that he is very ready to consider the recommendation of a barony for Sir Ernest Gowers in the Birthday List [carbon]. 25 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/193B/204 Letter from WSC to Air Vice-Marshal Sir Philip Game [Commissioner of Metropolitan Police] informing him of his intention to submit his name to the King [George VI] for appointment as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath, and asking if he approves [carbon]. 25 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/193B/205 Letter from WSC to Lord Athlone [formerly Alexander Cambridge, Governor General of Canada] confirming that he will be glad to consider the recommendation of Dr Frank Horton [ Vice Chancellor, University of London] in connection with the next Honours List [carbon]. 25 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/52 Copy of a letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin marked "private and personal" asking him for permission to submit his name for a Companionship of Honour in recognition for his services at the Ministry of Labour. He explains that [Clement] Attlee has agreed that his own name may be put forward and that the award does not confer a title on the recipient and adds "as far as I can see, having already borne it myself for a quarter of a century, it is no serious burden." Unsigned carbon. Additional copy at CHAR 20/194A/52. 29 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/53 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] marked "private and personal" in which he explains that he will not recommend [Dingle] Foot for a Privy Counsellorship, although he will recommend that he be awarded the KBE in recognition of his services at the Ministry of Economic Warfare. He asks Sinclair to let him know if Foot would agree to this. Unsigned carbon. 29 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/55 Copy of a letter from WSC to Thomas Johnston asking him whether he would like to become a member of the House of Lords in order to maintain his interest in Scottish affairs and explaining that he would include his name in the list of dissolution honours. Unsigned carbon. 29 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/65 Letter from WSC to Lord Elibank commenting on his decision to resign as Lord Lieutenant of Peeblesshire [Scotland] and asking him to continue in office until his departure to South Africa at the end of July [carbon]. 31 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/70 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Ernest Gowers informing him that he intends to submit Gowers' name to King [George VI] for the honour of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire and asking him whether "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 31 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/71 Copy of a letter from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode informing him that he intends to submit Gowers' name to King [George VI] for a Barony and asking him whether "this would be agreeable." Unsigned carbon. 31 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/73 Letter from WSC to 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] marked "personal" thanking him for his letter containing suggested honours for certain officers of SOE [Special Operations Executive] and stating that these will be considered for the Victory List [carbon]. 01 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/76 Copy of a letter from WSC to [Frances], Lady Lloyd George explaining that he has not recommended Sir Goronwy Owen for an honour as others have stronger claims. Unsigned carbon. 01 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/79 Letter from WSC to Ernest Bevin [Labour MP for Central Wandsworth] confirming that he has received his list of suggestions for the Victory Honours List and has given instructions that they are to be considered at the appropriate time [carbon]. 01 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/92 Copy of a letter from WSC to David Quibell informing him that he has submitted Quibell's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/93 Copy of a letter from WSC to William Jackson informing him that he has submitted Jackson's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/94 Copy of a letter from WSC to Alexander Walkden informing him that he has submitted Walkden's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/95 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir George Courthorpe informing him that he has submitted Courthorpe's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/96 Copy of a letter from WSC to Harold Balfour informing him that he has submitted Balfour's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/97 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Douglas Hacking informing him that he has submitted Hacking's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/98 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir James Edmondson informing him that he has submitted Edmondson's name to King [George VI] for a Barony and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/99 Copy of a letter from WSC to John Lawson informing him that he has submitted Lawson's name to King [George VI] to become a Privy Counsellor and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. Includes pencil annotation [not in WSC's hand] "The right of the Line And the tenor of the world.". 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194A/100 Copy of a letter from WSC to [1st] Lord Addison informing him that he has submitted Addison's name to King [George VI] for a Viscounty and that he hopes this will be agreeable. Unsigned carbon. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/101 Letter from WSC to George Lambert [later Lord Lambert, Liberal National MP for South Molton] informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for a Viscounty of the United Kingdom on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament [carbon]. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/103 Letter from WSC to Arthur Greenwood [Labour MP for Wakefield] informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for appointment as a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament [carbon]. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/104 Letter from WSC to Brigadier-General Lord Croft [Under-Secretary of State for War] informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for inclusion in the Privy Council on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament [carbon]. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/105 Letter from WSC to Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare [Liberal National MP for Norwich] informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for inclusion in the Privy Council on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament [carbon]. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/106 Letter from WSC to Henry Graham White [Liberal MP for East Birkenhead] informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for inclusion in the Privy Council on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament [carbon]. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/107 Letter from WSC to W J Thorne informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for inclusion in the Privy Council on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament and wishing him "jolly good luck" [carbon]. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/109 Letter from WSC to Major James Milner [later Lord Milner of Leeds, Labour MP for South East Leeds] informing him that his name has been submitted to the King [George VI] for inclusion in the Privy Council on the occasion of the dissolution of Parliament [carbon]. 05 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/110 Letter from WSC to Major Sir William Cope informing him of his intention to submit his name to the King [George VI] for a Barony in the Birthday Honours [carbon]. 05 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/111 Letter from WSC to Sir William Brass [later Lord Chattisham, Conservative MP for Clitheroe] informing him of his intention to submit his name to the King [George VI] for a Barony in the Birthday Honours [carbon]. 05 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/112 Letter from WSC to Sir Eugene Ramsden [Conservative MP for Bradford North] informing him of his intention to submit his name to the King [George VI] for a Barony in the Birthday Honours [carbon]. 05 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/113 Letter from WSC to George Hicks [Labour MP for East Woolwich] marked "private and personal" regretting that he cannot manage the Privy Counsellorship as there are already three Labour appointments to the Privy Council [carbon]. 06 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/114 Letter from WSC to Dr William Wand [Bishop of Bath and Wells] informing of his intention to submit his name to the King [George VI] for succession to the Bishopric of London. 08 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/124 Letter from WSC to Russell Colman confirming that wishes have been respected and his name has been withdrawn from the Honours List [carbon]. 12 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/139 Letter from WSC to George Hall marked "private and personal" regarding Hall's proposed knighthood and confirming that he will take no further steps in the matter. 18 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/140 Letter from WSC to 7th Lord Lisburne [earlier Lord Vaughan] regarding Lisburne's resignation as Lord Lieutenant of Cardiganshire [Wales] [carbon]. 18 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/143 Letter from WSC to Dr William Wand [Bishop of Bath and Wells] informing him that the King [George VI] has approved his appointment as Bishop of London [carbon]. 21 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/166 Letter from WSC to the 3rd Duke of Abercorn [earlier Lord Hamilton] (retiring Governor of Northern Ireland) informing him that it is his intention to submit his name to the King [George VI] for inclusion in the Privy Council and asking for an assurance that this would be agreeable to him [carbon]. 06 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/194B/191 Copy of letter from WSC (Berlin [Germany]) to Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] commenting on her intention to tender her resignation as a Governor of the BBC, and stating that if he is re-elected he will be glad to recommend her reappointment till her term of office expires next April. 20 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/195A/19 Typescript note fromJohn Martin [Principal Private Secretary to WSC] to J McGregor (War Office) marked "personal" informing him that Major Maurice Ashley has asked WSC to support his candidature at Lincoln College, Oxford and asking if the statement that Ashley has "done a very useful piece of work in the Intelligence Corps" can be justified Initialled [carbon]. 12 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/195A/20 Typescript note from J McGregor (War Office, Whitehall, SW1 [London]) to John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] about the proposed wording of the testimonial for Major Maurice Ashley and suggesting that the phrase be amended to "done good work in the Intelligence Corps during the War" Signed and annotated. 14 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/195A/24 Typescript testimonial by WSC for Major Maurice Ashley marked "confidential" [carbon]. Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/195A/25 Typescript testimonial by WSC for Major Maurice Ashley marked "confidential" [carbon]. Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/130 Letter by WSC to Sir Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham] (Minister Resident in the Middle East, Cairo [Egypt]) marked "personal and secret" expressing relief that "Joan" [Lady Grigg] "is none the worse for the attack" but stating his disapproval that she went into the desert without a proper guard. Initialled, with pencil addition in hand of John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] suggesting additional paragraph regarding award of Barony to Grigg in Dissolution Honours. 04 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/131 Note from Nina Sturdee [later Lady Onslow, WSC's Secretary] to John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] informing him that John Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] wants him to ask WSC whether or not a sentence should be added to the telegram to Sir Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham, Minister Resident in the Middle East] mentioning the award of Grigg's Barony. 05 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/133 Telegram from WSC to Sir Edward Grigg [later Lord Altrincham, Minister Resident in Middle East] marked "personal and secret" expressing relief that "Joan" [Lady Grigg, later Lady Altrincham] is "none the worse for the attack on her by this wretched creature" but stating that she should not have gone into the desert without a proper guard. He also states that Grigg's Barony is to be included in the Dissolution Honours. [05] Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/226 Letter from Lord Robert Innes-Ker (Croft Hall Hotel, Croft Hall, Torquay [Devon]) to WSC enclosing a letter he has received from the Foreign Office [see CHAR 20/197B/225] and asking WSC to help him further his claim to a Consulship or Vice-Consulship in the south of France or North Africa. He comments on his official duties during the war, and expresses preference for Cannes [France], Nice [France], Monte Carlo or Mentone [France] as "after many years in charge of the Social Bureaux of The Times would be of great help to me in my work". He ends by congratulating WSC on his leadership. 24 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/227 Typescript copy of letter from Lord Robert Innes-Ker (Croft Hall Hotel, Croft Hall, Torquay [Devon]) to WSC enclosing a letter he has received from the Foreign Office [see CHAR 20/197B/225] and asking WSC to help him further his claim to a Consulship or Vice-Consulship in the south of France or North Africa. He comments on his official duties during the war, and expresses preference for Cannes [France], Nice [France], Monte Carlo or Mentone [France] as "after many years in charge of the Social Bureaux of The Times would be of great help to me in my work". He ends by congratulating WSC on his leadership. 24 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/228 Typescript note by John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to CSC asking if he can have a word with her about the attached letter from Lord Robert Innes-Ker [see CHAR 20/197B/226], whom he had seen the other day and understands to be a cousin of WSC. 28 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/229 Letter from John Colville [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Roderick Barclay (Foreign Office) marked "private and personal" enclosing a copy of a letter that has been sent to Lord Robert Innes-Ker [see CHAR 20/197B/230], who had applied for a Vice-Consulate in the South of France, and stating that, "Lord Robert is 59 and has a 'past'. Nobody who knows him, would, for a moment, consider him suitable for any such employment". [carbon]. 03 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/197B/230 Letter from Anthony Bevir [Prime Minister's Private Secretary] to Lord Robert Innes-Ker, acknowledging his letter to WSC of 24 May applying for a Vice-Consulate in the South of France, and explaining that this is not a matter in which WSC could intervene. [carbon]. 03 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/201/81-82 Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] (75 Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells [Kent]) to WSC referring to their conversation in the lobby [of the House of Commons] the previous day and expressing his desire "to get back to an active part in the battle before the war is finished". He comments on his experience, his previous commanders, and the capacity in which he might serve. [Typescript copy] With letter "B" appended at top of first page, and annotation of 27 Jan by WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] "do what you can". 20 Jan 1945
25 CHAR 20/201/96-97 Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] to WSC explaining that after his previous correspondence with WSC he had been selected for the post of GSO, Direction and Plans PW at SHAEF [Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force], that initially he had been told that he was waiting for his predecessor to be released, but that yesterday he had telephoned again and been told that the release of his predecessor had been turned down about a week ago and that the post was no longer vacant. He mentions that he had cancelled all engagements in his constituency and comments on the discourtesy to WSC and the disregard of WSC's wishes "which is improper in any service department after their experiences in this war". 23 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/201/98-99 Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] to WSC explaining that after his previous correspondence with WSC he had been selected for the post of GSO, Direction and Plans PW at SHAEF [Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force], that initially he had been told that he was waiting for his predecessor to be released, but that yesterday he had telephoned again and been told that the release of his predecessor had been turned down about a week ago and that the post was no longer vacant. He mentions that he had cancelled all engagements in his constituency and comments on the discourtesy to WSC and the disregard of WSC's wishes "which is improper in any service department after their experiences in this war". [Typescript copy] WSC has minuted in red pencil to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] on 26 Mar: "This matter is to be put through as I myself directed and as you told me was arranged. Please report at once. I will not be treated with this discourtesy". With letter "A" appended at top of page. 23 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/201/100 Copy of minute from WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence]: "This matter is to be put through as I myself directed and as you told me was arranged. Please report at once. I will not be treated with this discourtesy". With a note that a copy of the letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] has been sent with WSC's original minute. 26 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/201/101-103 Letter from General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] to WSC marked "confidential" commenting on the "misunderstanding" with reference to WSC's note on the latest letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire]. He states that WSC's original directions gave no indication that he wished Wise to be given an appointment in the field at all costs, and denies that he told WSC "all was arranged". He refers to previous correspondence and to the efforts of the War Office, and argues that everyone has tried to meet WSC's wishes. He suggests that WSC now authorises him to ask the Military Secretary to place Wise as soon as possible, and that himself or Brigadier George Harvie Watt [Prime Minister's Parliamentary Private Secretary] be instructed to explain this to Wise. [Signed typescript]. 27 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/201/104-105 Minute from WSC to General Sir Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] stating that he does not think Ismay's file of correspondence about Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise [Conservative MP for Smethwick, Staffordshire] is complete as Ismay had informed WSC and Wise of an appointment he was to have in connection with German prisoners. He refers to the delays and eventual cancellation and states, "I do not like being put in the position with Members of Parliament that I tell them they are to be appointed, and afterwards it is all deflected and turned to nothing". He explains that he has told Wise his instructions will be carried through and instructs Ismay to give the necessary instructions and tell Wise the position. He refers to a paragraph in Wise's letter which indicates that Wise had been informed of selection for a post by the Military Secretary on 10 Feb. [Initialled carbon]. 29 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/206 Official Prime Minister: Appointments to office. Nov 1944 - May 1945
25 CHAR 20/206/6 Letter from Lord Simon [earlier Sir John Simon, Lord Chancellor] (House of Lords) to WSC praising his giving Clement Attlee a "sharp answer"; suggesting appointing 6th Lord Rosebery [Regional Commissioner for Scotland] as Secretary of State for Scotland and the Attorney General [Sir Donald Somervell] as Home Secretary. Signed manuscript. 23 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/206/36-37 Letter from 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer, Minister of Economic Warfare] (Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London) to WSC marked "Strictly personal and private" reporting a conversation between the two of them on what they view as the low calibre of certain Ambassadors; highly recommending 10th Lord Drogheda [Director-General of the Ministry of Economic Warfare] for Diplomatic Service and detailing Drogheda's career. Signed. 30 Nov 1944
25 CHAR 20/208 Official: Prime Minister: resignation honours. 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/4-5 Confidential note from James Stuart [Chief Whip] to WSC giving a list of names of those involved in the Conservative Party for inclusion in WSC's honours list including: [1st] Lord Marchwood [earlier Frederick Penny], Colonel Harold Mitchell and Sir Robert Topping. Signed typescript. 30 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/6-8 Note by Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to Prime Minister] to WSC about WSC's retirement honours list with a list of 'political' and 'non-political' honours and comments on the procedures to be followed. Signed typescript. 08 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/9-10 Confidential note from Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to Prime Minister] to WSC enclosing a list of WSC's resignation honours [see CHAR 20/208/11-15] in the form it is to be submitted to King George VI and informing him that the list has been approved by the Political Honours Scrutiny Committee. In a post script he notes "I have seen all the Private Office recipients personally and have never seen such delight in each and every case." Signed typescript. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/11-15 List of honours arising from WSC's resignation including details of the honour, medal or award to be conferred, the name of the recipient and the reasons for the honour. Typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 20/208/9-10. [10] [Aug] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/208/16 Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of the Woodford Conservative Association] marked "private" explaining that he has not been able to include Frank Foster's name in his resignation honours list but hopes that he may be recommended through the normal channels. Carbon typescript. 10 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/17 Note from Elizabeth Layton [Secretary to WSC] to WSC asking him whether he would like to inform Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of the Woodford Conservative Association] that [Frank] Foster's name has not been included in his resignation honours list. Typescript. 09 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/18 Letter from Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of the Woodford Conservative Association] (Kebles, Woodford Green, Essex) to WSC recommending that WSC should include [Frank] Foster's name in his resignation honours list for civil defence services. He encloses a copy of a supporting letter from Ernest Gowers [CHAR 20/208/19]. Signed typescript. 01 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/22-26 List of provisional suggestions for [WSC's resignation honours list] including Peers, Privy Councillors, Knights, and Baronets. Typescript with manuscript annotations. Some names have been crossed through. [Jul] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/208/27 Note from Elizabeth Layton [Secretary to WSC] recording WSC's wish that [John] Colville [Private Secretary to Prime Minister] and [Sheila] Minto [Secretary to WSC] should be included in the next list for awards. Typescript. 09 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/28-30 Copy of WSC's resignation honours list including the names of those submitted for honours. The list is arranged by those associated with defence, politics, music and WSC's Private Office. Carbon typescript. [Aug] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/208/35-40 List [of WSC's resignation honours] including details of the life and achievements of: [1st] Lord Teviot [earlier Charles Kerr] who has been recommended to be a Privy Councillor for his political services; George Seager [later 1st Lord Leighton] who has been recommended to be made a Baron for his public and political services; Captain Nevil Beechman and Thomas Magnay who have been recommended for Knighthoods; and Mrs Violet Butt and Mrs Dorothy Fisher-Brown who have been recommended for the OBE [Order of the British Empire]. Typescript. [Jul] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/208/44-45 Copy of a letter from [Leslie Rowan, Private Secretary to Prime Minister] to Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] marked "immediate and confidential" enclosing WSC's resignation honours list [see CHAR 20/208/46-52]. He explains that WSC has been allowed to send in the list as he was not able to do so before resigning as Prime Minister; discusses awards to the Chiefs of Staff and the defence medal; and expresses the hope that the list will be approved. Carbon typescript. 12 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/46-52 WSC's resignation honours list detailing recipient's name, the honour, award or medal proposed for them, and a brief summary of the recipient's position or achievements. The list is arranged by those associated with defence, WSC's Private Office, and those who have performed public or political services. Carbon typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 20/208/44-45. [12] [Aug] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/208/76 Copy of a letter from WSC to Leo Amery and explaining that he has been allowed to submit a resignation list of honours to the King [George VI] and asking whether he would allow WSC to recommend him for a Civil Grand Cross of the Bath. Carbon typescript. Additional copy at CHAR 20/208/77. 09 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/77 Copy of a letter from WSC to Leo Amery and explaining that he has been allowed to submit a resignation list of honours to the King [George VI] and asking whether he would allow WSC to recommend him for a Civil Grand Cross of the Bath. Carbon typescript. Additional copy at CHAR 20/208/76. 09 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/79 Copy of a letter from WSC to Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Charles Portal explaining that he has been given the privilege of sending in a resignation list of honours and would like to reward his Chiefs of Staff and asking whether he will allow him to recommend him for a Barony. Carbon typescript. 08 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/80 Copy of a letter from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] explaining that he has been given the privilege of sending in a resignation list of honours and would like to reward his Chiefs of Staff and asking whether he will allow him to recommend him for a Barony. Carbon typescript. 08 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/208/81 Copy of a letter from WSC to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Andrew Cunningham explaining that he has been given the privilege of sending in a resignation list of honours and would like to reward his Chiefs of Staff and asking whether he will allow him to recommend him for a Barony. Carbon typescript. 08 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 20/209/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1945. 01 May 1945 - 31 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/210/99 Telegram from WSC to Admiral Chester Nimitz [Commander in Chief United States Pacific Fleet] congratulating him on receiving an Honour [Knight Grand Cross of the Bath] from King George VI. Photocopy. 13 Jan 1945
25 CHAR 20/211/17 Telegram from Admiral Chester Nimitz [Commander in Chief United States Pacific Fleet] to WSC marked "Personal and Secret" thanking him for his message; and stating that he regards the honour conferred on him [Knight Grand Cross of the Bath] as recognition of the achievements of the officers and men under his command. Photocopy. [18] [Jan] [1945]
25 CHAR 20/213A/26 Telegram from WSC to Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister, Minister of Civil Aviation] marked "Private and Personal" stating that he has submitted Sir Robert Perkins for the post of Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Carbon copy. 22 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/135-136 Telegram from Prime Minister, WSC, to the Acting Prime Minister of New Zealand [Walter Nash] discussing the award of campaign stars including: service qualifications; the new Defence Medal for non-operational service; the possibility of extending the 1939-45 Star to the end of the Pacific War; and the decision that an exception should not be made for members of the New Zealand forces who fought in the Battle of the River Plate. He asks for [Nash's] reaction to these proposals as more than 10 million men are affected. Typescript. 28 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/137-138 Telegram from Prime Minister, WSC, to the Prime Minister of South Africa [Field Marshal Jan Smuts] in which he says that he is pleased that [Smuts] approves proposals for the the award of campaign stars; discusses the issue of service in the South Atlantic and qualification for the Atlantic star, the award of the 1939-1945 star to selected officers, service qualifications, and the new Defence medal. Typescript. 29 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/139-140 Telegram from Prime Minister, WSC, to the Prime Minister of Australia [John Curtin] in which he says that he is pleased that [Curtin] approves proposals for the award of campaign stars; discusses service qualifications and the new Defence medal, the decision not to award additional emblems for service in North Africa, Greece, Crete and Syria because of the precedent it would set, and the extension of the 1939-45 Star to the end of the Pacific War. Typescript. 28 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/141-142 Telegram from Prime Minister, WSC, to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] in which he expresses regret that [King] does not feel that proposals for the award of campaign stars would be suitable for Canada; discusses the decision not to award the 1939-45 star for service by overseas forces in the United Kingdom, proposals for a new Defence medal, and the service qualification for one of the new stars. Typescript. 28 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/220/51 Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] marked "Guard" and "Personal and Private" giving some details of a special scale of awards for senior Soviet officers and instructions on what to do if these honours are reciprocated. 02 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/257/25 Telegram from WSC [Quebec, Canada] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire No. 194" and "Personal and Top Secret" suggesting [Eric] Seal, formerly WSC's Principal Private Secretary, as a possible successor to Sir Arthur Salter [Senior Deputy Director General, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration]. [Copy]. 16 Sep 1944
25 CHAR 24/4 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence. 09 Jan 1912 - 18 Oct 1912
25 CHAR 28/28/8 Letter from WSC (Admiralty, Whitehall) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] concerning the influence of the Sea Lords over the promotion of Lieutenants with which he cannot interfere. 15 Jan 1913
25 CHAR 28/54/3 Letter from Sir Bindon Blood (Camp Mingaora, Upper Swat [India]) to WSC in which he says that he has not been able to organise a billet for him and recommends that WSC should come to him as a press correspondent. He comments that the Army Head Quarters have the power to make all appointment except personal staff and observes "I have hardly managed to get any of my pals on my staff". 22 Aug 1897
25 CHAR 28/54/46 Letter from [Henry, 5th Lord] Lansdowne [Secretary of State for War](War Office) to Lady Randolph [Churchill] in which he informs her that Sir Frederick Carrington is managing operations in South Africa and that the War Office is not able to find an appointment for WSC and suggests that WSC should leave the country during the enquiry concerning the 4th Hussars. 03 Jul 1896
25 CHAR 28/66/17 Letter from George [Lord] Curzon [later Lord Curzon of Kedleston] (Strathpeffer [Ross and Cromarty, Scotland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he congratulates her on WSC's escape [from the Boers] and says that he does not think that he will be able to appoint [George] Cornwallis-West. 07 Sep 1898
25 CHAR 28/66/55 Note from [Lady Mary] Jeune to Sirdar [Sir Herbert Kitchener] asking him to take WSC and promising that [WSC] will not write. Pencil. [Jul] [1898]
25 CHAR 28/66/57 Letter from [Sir] Francis Knollys [Private Secretary to Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] (Marlborough House, Pall Mall [London]) to Lady Randolph Churchill reminding her to give the Prince details of the people she thinks should be awarded the Order of St John of Jerusalem and congratulating her on her forthcoming marriage [to George Cornwallis-West]. 24 Jul 1900
25 CHAR 28/66/58 Letter from [Sir] Francis Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII] (Windsor Castle) to Lady Randolph Churchill informing her that Mrs Ronald has been awarded the Order of St John of Jerusalem for her work on the hospital ship Maine, commenting on the "heat-burnings" which surround honours and reassuring her that she need not thank the King. 08 Apr 1901
25 CHAR 28/66/77 Letter from [2nd Lord] Selborne (Blackmoor, Wiss [Hampshire]) to Mrs Cornwallis-West [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that the medical staff on the hospital ship Maine were commanded by the War Office and advising her to write to [Sir John] Brodrick regarding medals for them. 27 Sep 1902
25 CHAR 28/66/96 Letter from [Sir] Evelyn Wood (Mark Hall, Harlow, Essex) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that the Sirdar [Lord Kitchener] has refused to take WSC and saying that he would like to see her to "concert as to future measures". 10 Jul [1898]
25 CHAR 28/66/97-98 Transcriptions by Sir Evelyn Wood of: a telegram from the Sirdar [Lord Kitchener] refusing to take WSC [in Egypt] as [Lord] Fincastle has been recommended, and of Sir Evelyn's telegraphed reply recommending WSC and stressing that Fincastle has been reported "as below average of rank". 09 Jul [1898]
25 CHAR 28/78/9-10 Letter from Eugenie Hibbard (East Franklin, Vermont Hills [United States]) to Mrs West [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for ensuring that the "sisters" [those involved with the hospital ship Maine] received the Queen's medal and asks her for a photograph. 05 Jun 1903
25 CHAR 28/78/21 Letter from Williams (War Office) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] informing her that [John] Brodrick has decided to make an exception and grant five women medals [for their work with the hospital ship Maine]. 11 Mar 1903
25 CHAR 28/78/22-23 Letter from E M Wilson (War Office) to Mrs Cornwallis West [Lady Randolph Churchill] enclosing 14 medals [not present] for distribution to the American staff of the hospital ship Maine. Envelope present. 17 Mar 1903
25 CHAR 28/84/14 Letter from Ralph Hope Vere (London Aerodrome, Hendon) to Lady Randolph Churchill thanking her for the trouble she took over him and saying that his appointment was processed smoothly by the Admiralty. 22 Aug 1914
25 CHAR 28/117/152-153 Copy of a letter from WSC to [Lord] Northcliffe [formerly Alfred Harmsworth] concerning the decoration of Miss Wagner. He explains that Miss Wagner was helpful after the death of Captain Cromie in Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg, Russia], that evidence suggests that she was not to blame for the shooting of Major Fawcett and that [Lady Somerlyton] was misinformed about Miss Wagner being a German and Bolshevik agent. See CHAR 28/117/150-151. 21 Jan 1920
25 CHAR 28/118/19 Typescript transcript of a letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Secretary of State for India (Auchnashellach, Dingwall [Ross and Cromarty, Scotland]) to Grant Duff [Governor of Madras, India] infoming him that he has consulted Oscar Browning and has appointed Mr Stone as Principal of the Norman College in Madras [India]. 24 Sep 1885
25 CHAR 28/129/62-63 Copy of a letter from Consuelo, Duchess of Marlborough [later Consuelo Balsan] Chairman of the House Committee and Lady Randolph Churchill, Chairman of the Hospitals Committee (American Women's Hospital for Officers, Lancaster Gate, London) to Sir Alfred Keogh [Director General of the Army Medical Service] discussing their recommendation that [Mary] Lady Harcourt should be honoured as Honorary Secretary and asking him to second their recommendation. Manuscript in the hand of Lady Randolph Churchill. Envelope present. 06 Dec 1917
25 CHAR 28/131/3 Letter from [Lady] Ward (Villa Rosemary, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Alpes Maritimes [France]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she informs her that she has been made a Lady of Justice of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and thanks her for using her influence to secure her this honour. 10 Feb 1919
25 CHAR 28/131/17 Letter from "Eddie" [Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to WSC] (War Office, Whitehall) to "B M", Lady Randolph Churchill, marked private in which he informs her that Colonel [Graham] Woodwark is to be awarded the order of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 10 Jun 1919
25 CHAR 28/131/44 Letter from Harry Cranton (Chiddingfold, Surrey) to Lady Randolph Churchill enclosing details of his public and military work [see CHAR 28/131/45-50] and suggesting that these should be worthy of a peerage or some other recognition. Signed manuscript. 29 Oct 1919
25 CHAR 28/138/52-53 Letter from Mary [Lady] Minto (Minto House, Hawick [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to Jennie [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which she thanks her for praising her article; discusses her plans to go to Canada; expresses sympathy at the news of George [Cornwallis West's] illness; comments on the poor treatment which "Rolly" [?Gilbert, 4th Lord Minto] has received despite his work for the Empire, in Canada and South Africa, and suggests that [Lady Randolph] might mention his case to King [Edward VII]. Signed manuscript. c 1900
25 CHUR 1/17A-B Personal: Business correspondence. Oct 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 1/38A-B Personal: Family: biographical material and information file. 1891 - 1953
25 CHUR 2 Public and Political: General 1945 - 1965
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25 CHUR 2/302 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Bristol University. Nov 1939 - Dec 1948
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25 CHUR 2/551 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, Early Closing Association - Engineers. Jan 1956 - Nov 1964
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25 CHUR 2/555 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, Family Welfare Association - French Hospital. May 1956 - Jun 1964
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25 CHUR 2/560A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, P-Q. [Mar] [1941] - Mar 1965
25 CHUR 2/561A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, Reprint Society - Royal Air Forces Association. [1945] - Apr 1965
25 CHUR 2/562A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, RAF Benevolent Association - Royal Society of St George. Mar 1957 - Jan 1965
25 CHUR 2/563A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, Royal Thames Yacht Club - Smuts. Sep 1956 - Feb 1965
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25 CHUR 2/565A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, T -V. Jan 1956 - Jan 1965
25 CHUR 2/566A-C Public and Political: General: Patronage: Westminster College, Fulton [Missouri, United States]. Mar [1946] - Jan 1965
25 CHUR 2/567 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Correspondence, W-Z. Sep 1959 - May 1965
25 CHUR 2/568A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: general and technical correspondence. Jan 1956 - Dec 1958
25 CHUR 2/570A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: correspondence on special subjects, A-K. May 1958 - Nov 1964
25 CHUR 2/571A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: correspondence on special subjects, L-Z and miscellaneous. Mar 1958 - Jul 1963
25 CHUR 2/572A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Trust Fund, correspondence and papers. Apr 1958 - Sep 1960
25 CHUR 2/573A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Trust Fund, correspondence and papers. Jan 1961 - Aug 1964
25 CHUR 2/574 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Trustees Committee and Finance Committee. May 1958 - Dec 1959
25 CHUR 2/575 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Trustees Committee and Finance Committee. Jan 1960 - Feb 1965
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25 CHUR 2/577 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Executive Committee. Jan 1959 - Aug 1959
25 CHUR 2/578 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Building Sub-Committee. Jun 1958 - May 1959
25 CHUR 2/579 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Appeal Committee. Apr 1958 - Jul 1964
25 CHUR 2/580 Public and Political: General: Patronage: Churchill College, Cambridge: Statutes and Ordinances. Nov 1958 - Jun 1959
25 CHUR 2/581 Public and Political: General: Churchill College, Cambridge: United States Churchill Foundation. May 1959 - Apr 1964
25 CHUR 2/582A-C Public and Political: General: Churchill College, Cambridge: Press cuttings, photographs, handbooks etc. May 1958 - Jun 1964
25 CHUR 2/583A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Cinque Ports A-E. Jul 1951 - Jan 1965
25 CHUR 2/584A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: Cinque Ports F-Z. Jul 1951 - Jan 1965

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