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25 CHAR 2/51/7-13 Letter from W H Shaw, port steward of the British Yukon Navigation Company (White Horse, Yukon Territory, Canada) to WSC praising him, David Lloyd-George and the Government generally for their measures "for the benefit of the struggling masses." He describes: the poor living conditions he experienced in Huddersfield [Yorkshire] before leaving about 27 years earlier and their bad effects on morality and on the fitness of men enlisting for the Army; his approval of the Government's land reform measures as the means of improving living conditions for the poor; the death from consumption of his mother and sister; his emmigration to Canada and his employment in Toronto and British Columbia; the moose skin cushion cover and moccassins he has sent to CSC and WSC; the photographs of steamers and trains on the White Pass and Yukon Route and details of the Canadian government's annuity scheme which he has also sent. Advocates home rule for Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. 08 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 2/54/4 Letter from James Caird (Roseangle, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC reporting that he has sent money to Macrae of the "Northern Weekly" to help him promote the cause of Free Trade in Dingwall [Ross and Cromarty, Scotland] and elsewhere in the north of Scotland. 09 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 2/54/72-74 Letter from James Caird (Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC approving the scheme for Free Trade instruction classes and examinations to be undertaken by Eliot Crawshay Williams. Encloses a report from Dr Robert Caird on the Glasgow Unionist Free Trade Club [not present], which shows that Free Trade does not always mean Liberalism, even in Scotland. Expresses interest in the idea of local parliaments under the general control of the Imperial Parliament. 04 Jun 1911
25 CHAR 2/54/90-91 Letter from James Caird (Roseangle, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC agreeing that the National Free Trade Lectures should be continued for 1912 and asking if WSC would approve his giving £10000 to help the Liberal campaign for Irish Home Rule. Caird will also be glad to help on the issue of Home Rule for Scotland. 03 Dec 1911
25 CHAR 2/57/69 Letter from James Caird (Roseangle, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC asking for advice on how best to spend a sum for a project with a scientific basis in Scotland. 13 Dec 1912
25 CHAR 2/58/8 Cutting from the Liverpool Daily Courier: cartoon attacking WSC's proposal for separate parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the English regions. 16 Sep 1912
25 CHAR 2/62/124 Memorandum by [John Cathcart Wason] on the danger to the Empire posed by the current Home Rule crisis and suggesting that local parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales and, possibly, the English regions on the Canadian and Australian federal model could be the answer. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/62/123. [Dec] [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/125 Cutting from the Dundee Advertiser: speech by John Cathcart Wason advocating local parliaments for Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London and, possibly, English regions. [Dec] [1913]
25 CHAR 2/92/52 Picture postcards of Hamilton Palace [Larnarkshire, Scotland] and wild white cattle in Cadzow Forest, Hamilton. c 1919
25 CHAR 2/106/122 Letter from [WSC] to Lord Curzon recommending that the 5th Duke of Sutherland, who has great political influence in Scotland, should deal with Scottish business in the House of Lords. Another copy at CHAR 2/106/124-125. Typescript copy. 24 Nov 1919
25 CHAR 2/110/28 Letter from William Robertson (St Margaret's Works, Dunfermline, [Fifeshire, Scotland] to WSC (War Office) enclosing and commenting on the resolution from the East Fife Liberal Association which was defeated at the meeting of the Scottish Liberal Federation [see CHAR 2/110/29]. 01 May 1920
25 CHAR 2/110/29 Resolution from the East Fife Liberal Association calling on the Scottish Liberal Federation to oppose the fusion of Liberal and Unionist Associations. Sent with CHAR 2/110/28. [Apr] [1920]
25 CHAR 2/110/40 Letter from Sir William Sutherland (10 Downing Street) to WSC enclosing a copy of a letter from him to Frederick Guest on Liberal organisation in Scotland and the scope for increased Liberal representation there [see CHAR 2/110/41-47]. 20 Jun 1920
25 CHAR 2/110/41-47 Letter from Sir William Sutherland (12 Downing Street) to Frederick Guest on Liberal organisation in Scotland and the scope for agreements with the Coalition Unionists for increased Liberal representation there. Includes analyses of a number of constituencies. Copy sent with CHAR 2/110/40. 04 Jun 1920
25 CHAR 2/122/14 Letter from the 8th Duke of Atholl (Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to WSC on the political situation in East Perthshire. 06 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/15 Letter from Sir William Sutherland [private secretary to David Lloyd George] (10 Downing Street) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] on the adoption of an Asquithian Liberal candidate in East Perthshire [Scotland]. 06 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/16 Telegram from Sir William Sutherland [private secretary to David Lloyd George] (10 Downing Street) to Mr MacNicol (Edinburgh, [Scotland]) instructing him to form a strong local committee in East Perthshire to support Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]. Manuscript copy. [Apr] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/122/31-32 Telegram from WSC to [David Lloyd George] recommending Alexander MacCallum Scott rather than John Leng Sturrock to be the Scottish Government Whip, reporting the success of his Dundee visit and the attempts of their opponents to upset the associations of their supporters. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh. 11 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/41 Part of a letter from [WSC] to David Lloyd George recommending Alexander MacCallum Scott rather than John Leng Sturrock or James Greig to the be the Scottish Government Whip, reporting that he is remaining in London because of the Irish situation and looking forward to a painting holiday on the Riviera. Carbon typescript copy of first page only. 12 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/48 Letter from D J MacDonald (Craigie Cliff, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] announcing his intention of speaking in Dundee about Russia using information supplied by Sinclair and describing the opposition to him in Dundee from "independent" Liberals. Sent with CHAR 2/122/47. 09 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/50-53 Letter from [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Thurso Castle, [Caithness, Scotland]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/122/54 and comparing his electoral prospects in Caithness and Sutherland with those in East Perthshire. Sent with CHAR 2/122/47. 13 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/54 Invitation from the electors of Caithness and Sutherland [Scotland] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] to come forward as the Coalition Liberal Candidate. Sent with CHAR 2/122/50-53. [Apr] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/122/60-61 Letter from [WSC] to [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] advising him not to commit himself to standing for Caithness and Sutherland before it is known whether or not a strong Coalition Liberal committee can be formed for him in East Perthshire. Carbon typescript copy. 18 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/70 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Thurso Castle, [Caithness, Scotland]) to Edward Marsh enclosing CHAR 2/122/71-72 and asking him to show it to WSC, commenting on the electoral situation in [East Perthshire and Caithness and Sutherland], and reporting on his successful fishing and the depression of Edwin Montagu. 20 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/71-72 Excerpt from a letter from William Munro [secretary of the Provincial National Liberal Council] (25 George Street, Perth, [Scotland]) to [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] reporting that the Conservatives in East Perthshire intend to field their own candidate in the constituency, which would make Sinclair's candidature as a Coalition Liberal untenable. Sent with CHAR 2/122/70. 18 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/158 Letter from Austen Chamberlain (11 Downing Street) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/122/159-164 and proposing that if Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] does not withdraw from his candidature for East Perthshire the local Conservatives will be asked to submit the question of the constituency's representation to arbitration by [David Lloyd George] and Chamberlain. 31 May 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/159-164 Letter from Sir John Gilmour (Scottish Unionist Whip's Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to Austen Chamberlain giving the points at issue in the dispute between the Conservatives and the Liberals over the selection of a Coalition candidate for East Perthshire. Copy sent with CHAR 2/122/158. 27 May 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/165-168 Letter from [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Colonial Office) to WSC correcting what he sees as the misrepresentation of his position regarding the Coalition candidature for East Perthshire [Scotland] in a letter from Sir John Gilmour to Austen Chamberlain [CHAR 2/122/159-164]. 31 May 1922
25 CHAR 2/123/55-57 Letter from [WSC] to Austen Chamberlain describing the position of Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] with regard to the Coalition candidature for East Perthshire [Scotland] and arguing that it would be unfair to require the Liberals to give up one of their seats in Scotland because the Conservatives are already over-represented there and that the capture by the Conservatives of East Perthshire would cause him difficulties in Dundee. Typescript copy. 15 Jun 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/143-144 Letter from WSC to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: the danger of the Coalition breaking up when unity is essential to meet the challenge of the Labour Party; the inclination of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and [David Lloyd George] to have a general election in October; the evidence from Scotland that the longer the election was postponed the worse it would be for the Coalition; WSC's reluctant agreement to an October election; the forthcoming meeting at Chequers to plan the campaign, dealing with foreign policy, unemployment, agriculture, Ireland, the Government's tackling of post-war reconstruction and the damage done by strikes and the withdrawal of eight labour members from the Government. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh. 12 Sep 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/155-159 Letter from [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness [Scotland]) to WSC on: the wintering of polo ponies; the determination of the Duke of Atholl and the Duchess of Atholl to assert their political influence in East Perthshire against the Liberals; the need for the newly formed association of National Liberals in the constituency to be supported by Liberal headquarters; Frederick Cripps' belief that his business enterprise in Soviet Russia has been undermined by the Board of Trade and [David Lloyd George] and that the Board has been far more helpful to Leslie Urquhart in his dealings with the Soviet government; fishing and shooting. Encloses CHAR 2/124B/160-161, CHAR 2/124B/162 and CHAR 2/124B/163-164. 13 Sep 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/162 Letter from William Munro (25 George Street, Perth, [Scotland]) to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] on discussions between the National Liberals and Unionists in East Perthshire on which party should put up a candidate in the constituency in the next election. Copy sent with CHAR 2/124B/155-159. 08 Sep 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/163-164 Letter from William Munro, secretary of the Perth Division National Liberal Association, to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] enclosing the two letters described below and noting that the Unionists in East Perthshire [Scotland] have departed from the agreement that the question of which party should put up a candidate in the constituency should be referred to David Lloyd George and Austen Chamberlain for arbitration (11 Sep). 09 Sep 1922 - 11 Sep 1922
25 CHAR 2/133/3-5 Letter from Sir Joseph Dobbie (42 Melville Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC (Crockham Hill, Sevenoaks, [Kent]) arguing that a new Liberal Unionist organisation pledged to oppose Socialism in cooperation with the Conservatives would receive much support in Scotland and inviting WSC to address a meeting of the National Citizen's Union in Edinburgh. 22 Apr 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/27 Letter from 2nd Lord Linlithgow (19th Armoured Car Company, The Camp, Belhaven, Dunbar, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC on his efforts as the president of the Linlithgow Unionist Association to secure cooperation between Liberals and Conservatives in the constituency. Asks whether WSC can persuade Sir James Calder to declare his support for WSC and defy the local diehard Liberals. Encloses CHAR 2/134/28. 20 Jul [1924]
25 CHAR 2/134/29 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow promising to communicate with Sir James Calder [about cooperating with the Conservatives in the Linlithgow constituency] and asserting that Calder would be a much better MP than Emanuel Shinwell. Carbon copy. [Jul] [1924]
25 CHAR 2/134/47 Letter from 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Belhaven Camp, Dunbar, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC on the need for Sir James Calder to undertake to give qualified support to a Conservative administration if a satisfactory electoral arrangement is to be reached in the Linlithgow Division. 31 Jul 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/62 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir James Calder offering to discuss with him the position in the Linlithgow constituency [West Lothian, Scotland] and stressing the importance of Liberals and Conservatives cooperating against Socialism. Carbon copy. 08 Aug 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/102-103 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC (Chartwell) on the excitement caused by their forthcoming meeting in Edinburgh [Scotland] and on WSC's and Horne's respective views on Ireland. 04 Sep 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/150 Letter from Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness, [Scotland]) to WSC congratulating him on his Edinburgh speech, complaining of the "defeatist" attitude of the Scottish Conservative press towards the Anglo-Russian treaty, and stressing the need for David Lloyd George to "stick to his guns.". 29 Sep 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/153 Letter from Sir James Calder (Leith, [Scotland]) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Hopetoun House, South Queensferry [West Lothian, Scotland]) explaining that he has withdrawn as Liberal candidate for Linlithgowshire because he believes that there are too many extremists to enable his ideas of Liberal-Conservative cooperation to be carried out successfully. Copy sent with CHAR 2/134/152. 27 Sep 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/36-37 Letter from Katherine, Duchess of Atholl (84 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC reporting that Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] seemed to give a negative response to the 8th Duke of Atholl's suggestion of Liberal-Conservative co-operation in his constituency [Caithness, Scotland] but promising that the matter will be carefully considered in the light of WSC's advice that Sinclair should not be opposed. 07 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/138/23 Letter from D J MacDonald (South Saint Roque's Works, Dundee [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC reporting that the Liberals, unlike the Conservatives, have made no electoral progress at all in Dundee and that Sir Andrew Duncan has urged "all moderate and right thinking people" to unite. MacDonald believes that the spirit of Liberalism should be kept alive through co-operation with the Conservatives. Congratulates WSC on his victory in the Epping Division of Essex. Text of WSC's telegram of thanks typed on the letter. 31 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/197/148 Letter from John S Boyd (Duncliffe, Dunoon, Argyll, [Scotland]) describing how criticism of the Government's Indian policy was suppressed at the Scottish Unionist Conference. Copy sent with CHAR 2/197/147. 21 Nov 1933
25 CHAR 2/234/141-142 Letter from 8th Duke of Atholl [earlier Lord Tullibardine] (98 Elm Park Gardens [London]) to WSC on the political situation in East Perthshire [Scotland] between the outgoing Conservative MP, Lord Scone and the Liberal activist and possible candidate Francis Norie-Miller, and the bad effect it would have, both on Randolph Churchill and "Kitty" [Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, and MP for Kinross and Western] if Randolph Churchill also stood as a candidate. 21 Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/241B/133-134 Letter from Hugh Orr-Ewing, Chief Organizer, India Defence League, to WSC, enclosing a note from [Henry] Victor Raikes on Norrie Miller, the prospective National Government candidate for Perth [Scotland]. 21 Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/287 Public and Political: General: Ross and Cromarty By-election: Randolph Churchill's candidature. 10 Jan 1936 - 07 Apr 1936
25 CHAR 2/455A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence. Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
25 CHAR 2/478 Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, S. Dec 1942 - Dec 1943
25 CHAR 2/484A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence, A-G. [please note the majority of the file dates from 1943]. Oct 1941 - Dec 1943
25 CHAR 2/553A-B Public and Political: General: General Election: Tours. 22 Jun 1945 - 18 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 2/600 Public and Political: General: correspondence on WSC standing for Rectorship of Glasgow University [Scotland]. Jun 1937 - Oct 1937
25 CHAR 5/1 Political: Constituency: Dundee By-Election: notes and correspondence:. 30 Apr 1908 - 12 May 1908
25 CHAR 5/2 Political: Constituency: Dundee By-Election: Letters of congratulation on WSC's victory. 10 May 1908 - 20 May 1908
25 CHAR 5/3 Political: Constituency: Dundee By-Election: Letters of congratulation on WSC's victory. 10 May 1915 - 12 May 1915
25 CHAR 5/4 Political: Constituency: Dundee By-Election: : Letters of congratulation on WSC's victory. 29 Apr 1908 - 14 May 1908
25 CHAR 5/5 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correpondence:. 12 May 1908 - 31 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 5/6 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1909 - 31 Dec 1909
25 CHAR 5/7 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Grocers' Licenses. 31 Mar 1909 - 04 Jun 1909
25 CHAR 5/8 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Sidlaw Sanatorium. 01 Apr 1909 - 30 Apr 1909
25 CHAR 5/9 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Constituency. 01 Jan 1910 - 31 Dec 1910
25 CHAR 5/10 Political: Constituency: Dundee: General Elections. Jan 1910 - Dec 1910
25 CHAR 5/11 Political: Constituency: Dundee: General Election December 1910. 01 Nov 1910 - 31 Dec 1910
25 CHAR 5/12 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 02 Jan 1911 - 07 Oct 1911
25 CHAR 5/13 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Post Office Telephones. 01 Feb 1911 - 31 Dec 1911
25 CHAR 5/14 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1912 - 31 Dec 1912
25 CHAR 5/15 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1913 - 31 Dec 1913
25 CHAR 5/16 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1914 - 31 Dec 1914
25 CHAR 5/17 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 23 Mar 1915 - 06 Aug 1915
25 CHAR 5/19 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1917 - 31 Dec 1917
25 CHAR 5/20 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1918 - 31 Dec 1918
25 CHAR 5/21 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 01 Jan 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
25 CHAR 5/22 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 01 Jan 1920 - 31 Dec 1920
25 CHAR 5/23 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Accounts:. 01 Jan 1920 - 31 Dec 1920
25 CHAR 5/24 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 01 Jan 1921 - 31 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 5/26 Political: Costituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 01 Jan 1922 - 30 May 1922
25 CHAR 5/27 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Correspondence:. 01 Jun 1922 - 15 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 5/28A-B Political: Constituency: Dundee: General Election. 03 Oct 1922 - 14 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 5/29 Political: Constituency: Dundee:. 01 Nov 1922 - 30 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 5/30 Political: Constituency: Dundee: Constituency: Accounts:. 01 Jan 1922 - 31 Dec 1922
25 CHAR 8/744 Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": additional folios. 1938 - 1939
25 CHAR 8/745 Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": additional folios. 1938 - 1939
25 CHAR 9/21 Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Proofs. 05 Apr 1906 - 23 May 1909
25 CHAR 9/22 Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Proofs. 05 Apr 1906 - 09 Oct 1909
25 CHAR 9/31 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes. Jan 1908 - Dec 1908
25 CHAR 9/61 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, prints and source material. 03 Jan 1920 - 30 Apr 1920
25 CHAR 9/189 Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 12 Oct 1942 - 06 Dec 1942
25 CHAR 13/4/2 Minute from WSC, to [Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell], Director of Naval Intelligence, asking for his views on the establishment of a wireless station in the Shetland Islands; also asking if it would be worth putting a small torpedo base there and about German influence in the islands. [Hand-written, initialled by WSC]. 31 Oct 1911
25 CHAR 13/4/3-6 Minute from Rear-Admiral Alexander Bethell, Director of Naval Intelligence, to WSC stating that there was no real necessity for a wireless station in the Shetland Islands, as it would be the wartime base of the 7th Cruiser Squadron, which was equipped with wireless; also stating that a base would cost around 9,000 pounds and require a force of 25 men to defend it. Bethell adds that German influence was not very marked in the islands, and that very few German ships had visited there since 1904; includes attached report on the number and distribution of the population and a list of ships to have visited Lerwick since 1909. 02 Nov 1911
25 CHAR 13/12/90 Minute from WSC to the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Rear-Admiral Ernest Troubridge], asking for a report on the War Office's progress in developing the Territorial Army in the Shetland Islands; WSC states that it might be necessary for the Admiralty to assist the War Office financially "so as to procure an armed and well disposed population". [Carbon]. 27 Aug 1912
25 CHAR 13/13/32-33 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], circulated to the 1st Sea Lord [Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman], the 2nd Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], the 3rd Sea Lord [Vice-Admiral Charles Briggs], the Additional Civil Lord [Sir Francis Hopwood, later 1st Lord Southborough], the Director of Naval Ordnance [Rear-Admiral Frederick Tudor, earlier Frederick Jones] and the Admiralty Chief of Staff [? Sir Henry Jackson] on the advantages of the Cromarty Firth as a war anchorage and emergency repair base for the Fleet and how to improve its defences. [Carbon]. 04 Sep 1912
25 CHAR 13/13/84-86 Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to an unknown correspondent, enclosing a memorandum by the Chief of Staff, Admiralty [? Sir Henry Jackson], on the importance of developing the Territorial Forces in the Orkney and Shetland Isles [Scotland], to counter German influence and protect a naval wireless station on the Shetlands. WSC requests that the memorandum be shown to General Sir John French [Chief of Imperial General Staff, later 1st Lord Ypres]. [Carbon]. 25 Sep 1912
25 CHAR 13/22A/103-105 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Naval Secretary [Rear-Admiral Dudley de Chair] on the appointment of Vice-Admiral Robert Lowry as Admiral Commanding in Scotland. [Typescript copy]. 02 Jun 1913
25 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
25 CHAR 13/22A/43-45 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Vice-Admiral Lewis Bayly [Commander, 3rd Battle Squadron], on his paper on East Coast defence, "Time Table of a Nightmare". WSC particularly mentions Bayly's view that it would be a disadvantage to land near a big town, and his reasons for discounting a landing in the vicinity of Dundee [Angus, Scotland]; WSC gives his reasons why an attack on Dundee would be possible. [Carbon copy]. 19 Apr 1913
25 CHAR 15/156 Official: Munitions. Sep 1917 - Oct 1917
25 CHAR 18/7/89-94 Copy of a letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, marked "most secret" relaying a conversation with Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] about including the costs of widows and old age insurance in the budget; balancing relief to the direct taxpayer; meeting the cost of war pensions; the timing of implementing Chamberlain's Insurance Bill; establishment of a committee of experts to consider insurance; housing and funding for building "Weir" steel houses; and support for efforts by [Lord] Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] to reduce housing difficulties in Scotland. 28 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 18/28 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 19 Jun 1926 - 31 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 18/29 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC (carbon copies). 10 Jan 1926 - 21 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 18/79 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on the betting tax. 10 Feb 1928 - 20 Jul 1928
25 CHAR 18/86 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 21 Jan 1928 - 01 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/87 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 26 Feb 1928 - 19 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/88 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 22 Feb 1928 - 27 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/92 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 15 Jun 1928 - 28 Jun 1928
25 CHAR 19/6/1 First Lord of the Admiralty's printed minutes, January 1940. Jan 1940
25 CHAR 19/8/4 Printed note by WSC for the War Cabinet on Scapa Flow [Orkney Islands, Scotland], containing an independent account by Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]. 23 Jan 1940
25 CHAR 19/8/8 Printed note by WSC for the War Cabinet on Scapa Flow [Orkney Islands, Scotland], with comments prepared by the Civil Lord [Captain Austin Hudson]. 13 Feb 1940
25 CHAR 20/2B/124-126 Letter from WSC to [Arthur] Woodburn giving reasons for not establishing a Grand Scottish Consultative Chamber during war time. [Carbon]. 25 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/4A/55-56 Letter from Robert Boothby to WSC expressing indignation at the appointment of an Englishman as Secretary of State for Scotland, and asking help in securing a commission in the army. [Manuscript]. 14 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/9 Letter from Sir Murdoch MacDonald MP to WSC proposing James Henderson-Stewart for Under-Secretary of State for Scotland; adds that he urged [Clement] Attlee and [Arthur] Greenwood to serve under WSC's premiership. [manuscript]. 11 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/21A/80-81 Letter from WSC to Frederick Pethick-Lawrence [MP for East Edinburgh, Scotland] on Scottish Nationalist objections to the use of the word "England" instead of "Britain". 15 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/36/5 Prime Minister's printed personal minutes, May 1941. 01 May 1941 - 31 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/53A/29-30 Letter from WSC to the Lord Provost of Edinburgh [William Darling] accepting the freedom of the city. 04 Feb 1942
25 CHAR 20/53B/121 Letter from WSC to the 6th Duke of Montrose [earlier Lord Graham] proposing he become Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 08 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/53B/156 Letter from WSC to William Darling, Lord Provost of Edinburgh accepting the Freedom of the City. 24 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/53C/266 Letter from WSC to the Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Thomas Mitchell] declining the freedom of the city. [See CHAR 20/54B/191 for further reply]. 06 Jun 1942
25 CHAR 20/54B/169-170 Letter from WSC to A J Barber-Fleming, Scottish Unionist Party, wishing the Party a successful annual conference. 26 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/54B/191 Letter from WSC to Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Thomas Mitchell] agreeing to consider the offer of the freedom of the city as open. [See CHAR 20/53C/266 for original reply]. 01 Nov 1942
25 CHAR 20/193B/178 Letter from WSC to "Hopie" (2nd Lord Linlithgow) declining the invitation for himself and CSC to stay at Holyrood [Edinburgh] during the opening of the Assembly of the Church of Scotland at the end of May: "The burden is heavy in these days, and it does not grow lighter as victory draws nearer." [carbon]. 07 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/229A/72-73 Telegram from John Falconer, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, to WSC (10 Downing Street) offering him Edinburgh's congratulations on victory [in Europe]. 08 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/231/48 Cutting from the Glasgow Herald [Scotland] reporting a speech by Herbert Morrison at Greenock [Renfrewshire, Scotland] attacking WSC's style of leadership, his election tour of London, and praising Scotland's "democratic traditions". 09 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 21/32 Official: Cabinet: printed papers. Mar 1912
25 CHAR 22/28 Official: Cabinet: papers 1 - 39. 27 Jul 1923 - 29 Jan 1925
25 CHAR 22/33 Official: Cabinet: papers 180 - 200. 30 Jun 1924 - 08 Apr 1925
25 CHAR 22/37 Official: Cabinet: papers 241 - 270. 08 Apr 1925 - 27 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/38 Official: Cabinet: papers 271 - 300. 06 May 1925 - 25 Jun 1925
25 CHAR 22/45 Official: Cabinet: papers 460 - 484. 29 Jul 1925 - 19 Nov 1925
25 CHAR 22/47 Official: Cabinet: papers 520 - 539. 18 Nov 1925 - 24 Dec 1925
25 CHAR 22/86 Official: Cabinet: papers 20 - 40. 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926
25 CHAR 22/201 Official: Cabinet: papers 201 - 220. 23 Jun 1928 - 09 Jul 1928
25 CHAR 22/207 Official: Cabinet: papers 326 - 350. 31 Oct 1928 - 19 Nov 1928
25 CHAR 22/212 Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 37 - 47. 10 Jul 1928 - 17 Oct 1928
25 CHAR 22/228 Official: Cabinet: papers 20 - 44. 31 Dec 1928 - 21 Feb 1929
25 CHAR 22/243 Official: Cabinet: Emergency Business Committee: correspondence. 15 Mar 1929 - 21 May 1929
25 CHAR 24/1 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: aerial navigation and the Forth-Clyde Canal: prints and correspondence. 05 Jan 1909 - 10 Aug 1909
25 CHAR 24/4 Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence. 09 Jan 1912 - 18 Oct 1912
25 CHUR 2/6 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D-L. Nov 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/8A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-Z. Dec 1945 - Dec 1946
25 CHUR 2/12 Public and Political: General: Political: papers and correspondence concerning changes in Conservative Party organisation. Apr 1946 - Jun 1949
25 CHUR 2/14A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence on by-elections. Aug 1946 - Feb 1949
25 CHUR 2/53 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C. Dec 1946 - Dec 1947
25 CHUR 2/54A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D-I. Jun 1946 - Dec 1947
25 CHUR 2/60 Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Conservative Party North-Western Area Meeting at King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, December 1947. Feb 1947 - Feb 1948
25 CHUR 2/71A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence S. Apr 1946 - Dec 1948
25 CHUR 2/74 Public and Political: General: Political: arrangements for the Scottish Unionist Association Conference at Glasgow, May 1949. Dec 1948 - May 1949
25 CHUR 2/86A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z. Jan 1949 - Dec 1949
25 CHUR 2/89 Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party manifesto [for the 1950 election]: correspondence, proofs and drafts. Dec 1949 - Jan 1950
25 CHUR 2/90A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence on by-elections. May 1947 - Apr 1951
25 CHUR 2/93 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence and papers on Scottish policy. Dec 1949 - Nov 1951
25 CHUR 2/96A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence E-F (almost all material dates from 1950). Nov 1946 - Dec 1950
25 CHUR 2/100 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence O-R. Jun 1949 - Dec 1950
25 CHUR 2/113A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C. Jun 1950 - Oct 1951
25 CHUR 2/115A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-M. Mar 1950 - Nov 1951
25 CHUR 2/117A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence S-Z. Oct 1950 - Oct 1951
25 CHUR 2/121A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence from Conservative Associations (including branches), constituencies, clubs and Young Conservatives, N-Z. Feb 1951 - Jan 1955
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 2/124 Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party answers to election questionnaires. 1951
25 CHUR 2/127A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-C. Oct 1951 - Jul 1962
25 CHUR 2/130A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence P - S. 13 May 1950 - 17 Feb 1959
25 CHUR 2/166 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A. 29 Dec 1945 - 20 Jul 1953
25 CHUR 2/207 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Personal correspondence O - R. 03 Nov 1951 - 14 Apr 1955
25 CHUR 2/233 Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Aberdeen and Edinburgh [Scotland] (April 1946). 29 May 1942 - 19 Jun 1946
25 CHUR 2/251 Public and Political: General: Visits and invitations: Ayr [Scotland] (May 1947). 27 Nov 1946 - 09 Aug 1947
25 CHUR 2/259 Public and Political: General: Visits and Invitations: Perth. Oct 1947 - Jul 1948
25 CHUR 2/292 Public and Political: General: Visits and Invitations: Glasgow. Jul 1952 - Sep 1953
25 CHUR 2/512A-B Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, R-S. Jan 1958 - Jan 1965
25 CHUR 4/21 Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on WSC's war memoirs ("The Second World War", mainly volumes 1 to 4), Pr-Z. Jul 1947 - Jul 1950
25 CHUR 4/67A-B Literary: correspondence, mainly thanking WSC for complimentary copies and congratulating him on volumes 1-4 ("The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies") of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples". Apr 1956 - Jun 1958
25 CHUR 4/137 Literary: "The Second World War", Volume 1 "The Gathering Storm": Chapters 27 - 30: Proofs for and notes by [George] Gordon Allen. 23 Dec 1939 - 26 May 1949
25 CHUR 4/403A-B Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 2, "The Making of the Nation" [eventually included in volume 1, "The Birth of Britain"]: various pre-war proofs [with a few later notes]. [1938] - Oct 1954
25 CHUR 4/416A-B Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 1 [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain"]: main pre-war revise [with a few later notes]. [1938] - [1955]
25 CHUR 4/417A-B Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 1 [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain"]: "New Discovery": spare proofs. [1938] - 1955
25 CHUR 4/420A-E Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 2, "The Making of the Nation" [of volume 1, "The Birth of Britain"]: various post-war revises. 1954 - 1955
25 CHUR 4/440A-C Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 and 2 [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain" and "The New World"]: Amalgamated Press version. [1945] - 1955
25 CHUR 4/441A-D Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": page proofs. 1955 - 1958
25 CHUR 4/442A-D Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": digests of various sources collected in the production of the book for sections on "Liberty, Sovereignty, and the Civil War", "The First British Empire", "Character of the People in the Age of Shakespeare", "Scotland and Ireland up to 1760", "Tory and Whig England (1660-1742)", "Party and Cabinet Government, 1660-1782", "World Power, 1689-1763", "Protestants and Puritans", "Commerce, Sea Power, and Discovery", "Language and Literature till the Birth of Shakespeare", "The New State", "The Laws of America, 1775-83", "America 1763-74", "The New Age, 1760-1792", and "The Industrial Revolution, Phase 1". [1938] - [1945]
25 CHUR 4/443A-B Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": miscellaneous notes, correspondence on the content and production of the book, and other material. 1938 - 1956
25 CHUR 5/4A-E Speeches: speech notes. 13 Jan 1946 - 29 Apr 1946
25 CHUR 5/11A-E Speeches: speech notes. 14 Jun 1945 - 31 Mar 1947
25 CHUR 5/12A-E Speeches: speech notes. 31 Mar 1947 - 17 May 1947
25 CHUR 5/25A-E Speeches: speech notes. 01 Apr 1949 - 28 May 1949
25 CHUR 5/32A-C Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 11 Feb 1950 - 24 Feb 1950
25 CHUR 5/34A-D Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 18 Feb 1950 - 26 May 1950
25 CHUR 5/41A-C Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 15 Nov 1949 - 30 May 1951
25 CHUR 5/44A-B Speeches: Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 14 Oct 1951 - 23 Oct 1951
25 CHUR 5/51A-C Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material. 10 Dec 1948 - 10 Oct 1953

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