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25 CHAR 20/71A/2 Telegram from WSC to the President of the United States [Franklin Roosevelt] regarding accessions to the United Nations Declaration: comments on applications from individuals and organisations to accede as "appropriate authorities"; emphasises the need for consultation over all accessions. 27 Feb 1942
25 CHAR 20/71A/24-25 Telegram from Franklin Roosevelt [President of the United States] to WSC regarding the United Nations Declaration: he believes that the adherence of the French National Committee should be accepted whenever submitted but recommends consultation for further adherences from other governments and full consultation before the adherence of "Free Groups" and other organizations. 04 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/95B/157-158 Paper on post war policy [sent with CHAR 20/95B/156] marked "A" stating: that our objective should be to preserve the integrity of the British Empire and to obtain the highest possible standard of living for its people; that to achieve this there must be security and freedom from a fear of aggression and an expansive world economy; that security could only be assured through international co-operation which would be best served by an international authority supported by an adequate force and that a body representative of the United Nations should be immediately set up to consider social and economic post war problems. Covering letter at CHAR 20/95B/156. 05 Jan 1943
25 CHAR 20/138A/129-130 Letter from WSC to Patrick Hannon [Conservative MP for the Moseley Division of Birmingham] assuring him that the government will not make a decision regarding its commitment to the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference until the matter has been discussed in parliament and suggesting that he should discuss this matter with the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir John Anderson, later 1st Lord Waverley]. Initialled. Annotated. 18 Oct 1944
25 CHAR 20/172/56-57 Telegram from Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" informing him that he agrees with Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] that Dumbarton Oaks [Washington, United States] proposals be reconsidered in light of Soviet objections and suggesting that official publication of the plan be deferred, giving detailed reasons behind his thinking. 28 Sep 1944
25 CHAR 20/172/103 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal, Private and Top Secret" informing him that Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] and he will be starting their journey to Moscow on 7 October; requesting that Roosevelt send a message approving the mission to Marshal Stalin; stating that he wants to find out more about Soviet intentions in the Far East; that the main talks will be about Poland; that Dumbarton Oaks [Washington, United States] will be discussed. Copy. 04 Oct 1944
25 CHAR 20/173/9 Telegram from WSC to Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] marked "Top Secret and Personal" stating that he will give full consideration to King's views on the Dumbarton Oaks [Washington, United States] recommendations but that he feels they must acquiesce to United States wishes with regard to early publication of the plans. 07 Oct 1944
25 CHAR 20/212/45 Telegram from Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs] to WSC marked "Secret" stating that the Australian representatives at both the San Francisco [United States] Conference and the Conference of the British Commonwealth prior to it will be Francis Forde [Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for the Army] and himself; and suggesting London rather than Canada as the location for the latter. Photocopy. 28 Feb 1945
25 CHAR 20/213A/53-55 Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "Personal and Top Secret" expressing his concern at a "deterioration" in the Soviet attitude since [the] Yalta [Conference]: arguing that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] is stalling over Poland while the Lublin Committee consolidates its position; that if they fail to get a satisfactory solution to the Polish problems, then they risk losing all influence in Eastern Europe; that it is time to send a message from the two of them to Marshal Stalin on Poland; listing other examples of Soviet behaviour he believes contrary to the "spirit of Yalta"; and commenting on the detrimental effect of these conflicts and Molotov's absence from the San Francisco [United States] Conference on the prospects for a future world organisation. 27 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/213A/70-71 Telegram from President Roosevelt to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" passing on an interchange of messages between Marshal Stalin and himself on the absence of Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] from the San Francisco [United States] Conference. 29 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/213A/118-119 Telegram from WSC to Prime Ministers and Acting Prime Ministers of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa marked "Top Secret and Personal" asking for their endorsement and explaining the reasons behind the United States and the Soviet Union receiving three votes in the Assembly of the "new World Organisation". 03 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/214/19-20 Telegram from Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" arguing that White Russia and the Ukraine should be admitted to the Assembly [of the future world organisation] on the basis of their individual qualifications for membership rather than multiple Soviet representation; and that the assumption that the British Commonwealth will vote as a single entity needs to be dispelled, explaining why he thinks this is not the case. 05 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/215/84 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting that Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] has just reached Edmonton [Canada]; on difficulties over the San Francisco [United States] Conference; and stating that he will try to persuade Edward Stettinius [Secretary of State, United States] that they should not allow the Russians to veto their decision on the situation in the Netherlands. Copy. 21 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/215/118-120 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting on a meeting between Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister], Edward Stettinius [Secretary of State, United States] and himself on Poland: stating that Molotov asked for time to study the joint message sent by President Harry Truman and WSC to Marshal Stalin; describing discussions on the treaty [of mutual assistance] signed by the Soviet Union and the existing Polish Government; and the dangers to the San Francisco [United States] Conference posed by these disputes. Copy. 23 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/215/121-122 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" describing a conversation with Edward Stettinius [Secretary of State, United States] on their meeting with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]: emphasising their fears over the San Francisco [United States] Conference in light of Molotov's attitude to Poland; indicating that President Harry Truman has agreed to speak directly to Molotov if progress is not made; and suggesting the possible delay of the San Francisco Conference. Copy. 23 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/3-5 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting on a meeting with President Harry Truman, Edward Stettinius [Secretary of State, United States] and Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union] on: Truman's intention of seeing Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister] immediately on his arrival at the White House; the importance of the Polish question and its effect on the success or failure of [the] San Francisco [United States, Conference]; a meeting between Truman and WSC; and reporting Harriman's assertion that Molotov should be "numbered amongst the unfriendly elements" in Moscow [Soviet Union]. Despatched on 23 April. Copy. 22 Apr 1945 - 23 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/19-20 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC marked "Secret" repeating a memorandum from Edward Stettinius [Secretary of State, United States] on the points raised by President Harry Truman in his conversation with Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister]: the "fair and reasonable" nature of the joint message from Truman and WSC to Marshal Stalin on Poland; Truman's assertion that failure to reach agreement will "cast serious doubt upon [the] unity of purpose in regard to post-war collaboration" between the three countries; and giving the text of a message to Stalin urging him to accept the above joint message as the basis for continued discussions with Molotov in San Francisco [United States]; and an accompanying press release on the meeting. 23 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/68 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Personal and Top Secret" reporting that he has already "tapped the fount of [Field Marshal Jan] Smuts' [Prime Minister of South Africa] deep wisdom"; and stating that he agrees with the need to stiffen the Americans' attitude to the Soviet Union over Poland. Copy. 26 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/73 Telegram from Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret and Personal" reporting that Sir Walter Citrine [General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress and President of the International Federation of Trade Unions] and Robert Edwards [National Chairman, Independent Labour Party] have urged that TUC representatives should be appointed as official advisers to the British delegation [at the San Francisco Conference], threatening possible TUC withdrawal from all forms of co-operation with the Government if they are refused. Copy. 27 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/77 Telegram from WSC to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) stating that the War Cabinet has agreed to stick to its decision not to attach a TUC representative to the British Delegation [to the San Francisco Conference]. Carbon copy. 27 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/78 Telegram from WSC to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] and Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) stating that the War Cabinet was fully attended, Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service], Herbert Morrison [Home Secretary] and the Leader of the Liberal Party [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later Lord Thurso, Secretary of State for Air], being present, and the view of the Cabinet was unanimous [on not attaching a TUC representative to the British Delegation to the San Francisco Conference]. Carbon copy. 27 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/86 Telegram from Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC reporting on Anthony Eden's [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] speech to the San Francisco Conference and other Conference matters. Despatched on 28 April. Carbon copy. 27 Apr 1945 - 28 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/113 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (San Francisco [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" and "Private and Confidential" commenting on Eden's performance at the San Francisco Conference; the likelihood of an election in the near future; and on his telegram to Marshal Stalin on the "Polish deadlock" [see CHAR 20/216/104-109]. Carbon copy. 29 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/216/130 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret", "personal" and "Private and Confidential" speculating on developments at the San Francisco Conference; how long Clement Attlee [Deputy Prime Minister] and he are likely to be away from the United Kingdom; giving his views on the "Empire party", Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa], Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada], Dr Herbert Evatt [Australian Attorney General and Minister for External Affairs], Peter Fraser [Prime Minister of New Zealand] and "Bobbety" [Lord Cranborne, earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords]; and reporting on a discussion on Poland with Averell Harriman [United States Ambassador in the Soviet Union]. Despatched on 30 April. Carbon copy. 29 Apr 1945 - 30 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/217/56 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Secret" reporting discussions between Vyacheslav Molotov [Soviet Union Foreign Minister], Edward Stettinius [Secretary of State, United States] and himself on Poland: including Molotov stating that the Soviet Government had accepted Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [former Prime Minister of Poland] for consultation; attempts to agree further names for consultation; and Molotov's arguments for inviting representatives of the present Warsaw [Poland] Government to the San Francisco Conference. 02 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/218/61-62 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Top Secret" explaining why he needs to stay on in San Francisco for longer than intended; proposing to start the journey back to the United Kingdom on 13 May; discussing the possibility of a meeting between President Harry Truman, Marshal Stalin and WSC in San Francisco for the final stage of the Conference; and suggesting Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] leads the United Kingdom Delegation following Eden's departure. Despatched on 10 May. Copy. 09 May 1945 - 10 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/218/63 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC marked "Strictly Personal" stating that he wants to return to the United Kingdom "very badly" but fears that the [San Francisco] Conference might collapse without him; asking if WSC was referring to the General Election in his last telegram; and suggesting that Clement Attlee [Deputy Prime Minister] could travel back two days earlier than him. Despatched on 10 May. Copy. 09 May 1945 - 10 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/218/83 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary, San Francisco, United States] marked "Personal and Top Secret" expressing concern at the possible withdrawal of American troops from Europe and British demobilisation, leaving the Soviet Union in the dominant position; and stating that these issues are more important than a "world constitution which may never come into being till it is superseded after a period of appeasement by a third world war". 11 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/219/44-45 Telegram from Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) to WSC describing a meeting with President Harry Truman: reporting that Truman will be unable to visit Europe before 1 July for a meeting with Marshal Stalin and WSC; Truman's desire to stand firm over Poland and Venezia Guilia [Italy]; discussions on the British and American armies in Europe remaining in their existing positions, growing difficulties with the Soviet Union, and the San Francisco [United States] Conference; and indicating Eden's favourable impression of Truman. 14 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/220/10 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador in the United States] (San Francisco [United States]) marked "personal" commenting on various British Ministers leaving the San Francisco Conference; and appealing for "Bobbety" [Lord Cranborne, earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for the Dominions and Leader of the House of Lords] to be allowed to stay on until the main business of the Committee on trusteeship is completed. [Copy]. 27 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/221/106 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (San Francisco [United States]) congratulating him and the United Kingdom Delegation on the conclusion of the San Francisco Conference. 26 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/221/111 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (San Francisco [United States]) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the United Kingdom Delegation for WSC's congratulations on the conclusion of the San Francisco Conference. 27 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/222/6 Telegram from WSC to Edward Stettinius congratulating him on his appointment as the United States representative on the United Nations Security Council and Chairman of the US Delegation to the General Assembly. [Copy]. 02 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/223/10-11 Telegram from WSC [Yalta, Soviet Union] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] for the War Cabinet marked "From: Argonaut" and "Jason 220": reporting discussions [at the Yalta Conference] on the Dumbarton Oaks [Washington, United States] recommendations on the United Nations Assembly, the future Polish government, reparations, military matters, and the British oil reserve; [describing Yalta and the Crimea]; and commenting on his immediate plans [after the Conference]. [Copy]. 08 Feb 1945
25 CHAR 20/223/19-21 Telegram from [John] Martin [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, Yalta, Soviet Union] to Private Office marked "From: Argonaut", "Jason 321", and "Personal" passing on a message from WSC to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] for the War Cabinet: reporting discussions [at the Yalta Conference] on Soviet representation in the United Nations Assembly, Poland, France and General Charles de Gaulle [President of the Provisional Government of the French Republic], and military matters; and commenting on his and President Franklin Roosevelt's immediate plans [after the Conference]. 10 Feb 1945
25 CHAR 20/257/14 Telegram from WSC [in the United States] to Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] marked "From: Octagon" and "Gunfire No. 264" and "Personal and Top Secret" on a decision to postpone the United Nations Conference and the drafting of a joint communique with President [Franklin Roosevelt] on Italy. [Copy]. 18 Sep 1944
25 CHAR 23/11 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 24 Nov 1942 - 28 Dec 1943
25 CHAR 23/13 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 28 Nov 1943 - 30 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 23/14 Official: War Cabinet: Prime Minister's Directives. 29 Dec 1944 - 17 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 23/15 Official: War Cabinet: "Argonaut" - record of proceedings. 29 Jan 1945 - 12 Mar 1945
25 CHUR 2/3 Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on a number of immediate post-war issues (includes copies of wartime documents). Jan 1940 - Oct 1945
25 CHUR 2/3/105 Copy of a message from WSC to Prime Minister [Clement Attlee] marked "personal and secret" about the text of a draft message for [Harry Truman, President of the United States, from Attlee] in which he questions what [Attlee] wishes the Americans to do about sharing information about atomic weapons with the Soviet Union and a reference to an "Act of Faith"; discusses the importance of security in world policy and the timing of a United Nations conference; WSC's agreement with President Roosevelt which constitutes a "special relationship" and almost a "military understanding"; and his conviction that the Unites States should not share knowledge about the atomic bomb except in return for a system of inspection. He ends by sympathising with [Attlee's] anxieties. [Oct 1945]
25 CHUR 2/8A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-Z. Dec 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/46A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on Palestine. Aug 1946 - Oct 1951
25 CHUR 2/71A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence S. Apr 1946 - Dec 1948
25 CHUR 2/72A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z. Nov 1947 - Dec 1948
25 CHUR 2/75A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Council of Europe correspondence and papers. Nov 1948 - Jul 1950
25 CHUR 2/86A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z. Jan 1949 - Dec 1949
25 CHUR 2/95A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D. Aug 1949 - Dec 1950
25 CHUR 2/123/3 "What the Conservatives will do: a shortened version of the Conservative and Unionist Party's policy: General Election, 1951" 1951
25 CHUR 2/214 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with and on Lord Cherwell. 04 Jan 1954 - 08 Jul 1958
25 CHUR 2/217 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with President Eisenhower. 04 Feb 1952 - 22 Aug 1959
25 CHUR 2/228 Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: United States (January - March 1946) L - M. 14 May 1945 - 25 Apr 1946
25 CHUR 2/249 Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Bruges, Brussels, Ciergnon [Belgium] (September 1946). 04 Jul 1946 - 15 Nov 1946
25 CHUR 2/510A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, M. Aug 1956 - Oct 1964
25 CHUR 4/71 Literary: typescript proofs and draft copies [some annotated by WSC] of WSC's article entitled "One Way to Stop a Third World War". 1946
25 CHUR 4/400A-C Literary: "The Second World War": preface for the abridged [one-volume] edition [eventually incorporated into the published version as "An Epilogue on the Years 1945 to 1957"] covering WSC's speeches at Fulton [United States] (March 1946) and Zurich [Switzerland] (September 1946), tensions with the Soviet Union, the founding of NATO, the Berlin [Germany] blockade, the European Movement, the atomic bomb, Stalin's death, Indian independence, the Korean War, the creation of Israel, and the United Nations. Feb 1957
25 CHUR 5/4A-E Speeches: speech notes. 13 Jan 1946 - 29 Apr 1946
25 CHUR 5/4A/51-100 "The Sinews of Peace" 5 Mar 1946
25 CHUR 5/4C/100-116 "The darkening international scene" 15 Mar 1946
25 CHUR 5/5A-B Speeches: speech notes. 03 May 1946 - 31 May 1946
25 CHUR 5/8A-C Speeches: speech notes. 20 Apr 1946 - 21 Sep 1946
25 CHUR 5/10A-C Speeches: speech notes. 12 Nov 1946 - 12 Dec 1946
25 CHUR 5/12A-E Speeches: speech notes. 31 Mar 1947 - 17 May 1947
25 CHUR 5/21A-B Speeches: speech notes. 09 Oct 1948 - 28 Oct 1948
25 CHUR 5/23A-B Speeches: speech notes. 26 Jan 1949 - 26 Feb 1949
25 CHUR 5/24A-E Speeches: Speech notes. Jan 1949 - 01 Apr 1949
25 CHUR 5/26A-D Speeches: speech notes. 01 Jun 1949 - 17 Aug 1949
25 CHUR 5/28A-B Speeches: Speech notes. 02 Nov 1949 - 28 Dec 1949
25 CHUR 5/29A-C Speeches: General Election Miscellanea. Oct 1949 - Feb 1950
25 CHUR 5/38A-C Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 26 Feb 1949 - 29 Dec 1950
25 CHUR 5/55A-B Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes, Hansard and source material. 12 Jul 1954 - 05 Sep 1954
25 CHUR 5/57A/33-89 "The deterrent-nuclear warfare" 01 Mar 1955
25 CHUR 5/61A-C Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 08 Jan 1957 - 06 Nov 1957
25 CHUR 6/3A-C Official: Prime Minister: correspondence between WSC and President Dwight D Eisenhower [President of the United States]. 29 Jan 1953 - 31 Mar 1955
25 CHUR 5/8/145-162 "The Tragedy of Europe" 19 Sep 1946

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