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25 CHAR 1/22 Personal: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1899 - 31 Dec 1899
25 CHAR 1/22/6-7 Letter from Arthur Balfour, 10 Downing Street, London to WSC, sympathy on By-Election defeat at Oldham. 10 Jul 1899
25 CHAR 1/22/8 Letter from G W Steevens, Merton Abbey, Surrey, to WSC, on the proofs of "The River War", and on WSC's election defeat at Oldham [Lancashire]. 18 Jul 1899
25 CHAR 1/22/9 Letter from Lord Cromer, 12A Curzon Street, London to WSC, on use of photograph of Cromer in The River War, also offering sympathy on election defeat at Oldham. 10 Aug 1899
25 CHAR 1/25/25 Letter from Walter Runciman, Windsor Terrace, Newcastle- Upon-Tyne, to WSC, thanks for letter of congratulation for speech on the Spion Kop despatches, also commenting on the forthcoming election, [Runciman was one of the Liberal candidates in Oldham], stating that in a double seat "the success of either us need not necessarily mean the discomfiture of the other - It would be odd to find that we were to become colleagues", but conceding that this was a remote chance and that "one of us will have to go down". 08 Aug 1900
25 CHAR 1/25/45-47 Letter from Sir Alfred Milner, Government House, Cape Town, to WSC, on South African affairs, and on WSC's election victory at Oldham. 08 Oct 1890
25 CHAR 1/25/50 Letter from Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham) to WSC, congratulating him on his election victory in Oldham [Lancashire]: "You have worked well for the Party and it will be counted to you in the future". Chamberlain states that he would be happy to act as chairman for WSC at a meeting in Birmingham on 14th November, but warns that he would probably be away at that time, as he hadn't had a holiday in three years. He adds that he would let WSC know in good time, so that he could get another chairman if necessary. 14 Oct 1900
25 CHAR 1/26/6 Letter from Joseph Cheetham, Sereda, Central Russia, to WSC, on WSC's escape from the Boers and on WSC's election chances in Oldham. 13 Feb 1900
25 CHAR 1/43/5-9 Letter from W Bourke Cockran to WSC, suggesting that he should visit the United States and observe the Presidential Election. 01 Jul 1904
25 CHAR 1/158/38-39 Letter from CSC to WSC, on his Dissertation on Dining Room Furniture [CHAR 1/157/83-84], and on his election prospects in Dundee. 21 Jul 1922
25 CHAR 1/158/54-59 Letter from CSC to WSC, on the election campaign in Dundee. [09 Nov 1922]
25 CHAR 1/386 Personal: Correspondence. 10 Jan 1945 - 05 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 1/387 Personal: Churchill family: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1945 - 23 Aug 1945
25 CHAR 1/399A/13 Letter from Maurice Firth (New York) to WSC, with best wishes for his lecture tour of the United States, reminiscing about his time in the Free Trade Union, and taking part in by-election campaigns with WSC in North West Manchester and Dundee [Scotland] in 1908. 06 Dec 1931
25 CHAR 2/1/7-13 Cuttings from Manchester Evening News, Manchester Evening Mail, Glasgow Evening Citizen, Western Morning News, Morning Herald, Sussex Daily News, St James's Gazette, Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Yorkshire Daily Post, Daily Mail, Liverpool Daily Courier, Manchester Guardian, and the Birmingham Daily Gazette on WSC's adoption as Conservative candidate for Oldham. 26 Jun 1899-27 Jun 1899
25 CHAR 2/1/14-17 Cutting from Oldham Daily Standard, account of Conservative Election meeting at Theatre Royal, Oldham, including speech by WSC, praising the late member Robert Ascroft, also on pensions and the need for a Church Discipline Bill. 28 Jun 1899
25 CHAR 2/1/18 Cutting from the Manchester Guardian, article on the Oldham election, particularly meeting at Greenacres Co-Op Hall, addressed by WSC. 30 Jun 1899
25 CHAR 2/1/19 Cutting from Manchester Evening News, article on Oldham election campaign, including account of meeting in King Street Co-Op Hall, addressed by WSC 7 July 1899 Cutting from the Birmingham Daily Gazette on WSC's defeat in Oldham 7 July 1899 Cutting from The Star, expressing pleasure at defeat of Conservative candidates, WSC and James Mawdsley. 05 Jul 1899
25 CHAR 2/1/20 Cuttings from Manchester Courier and Pall Mall Gazette on election result in Oldham and defeat of WSC. 07 Jul 1899
25 CHAR 2/1/21 Cutting from The Times of India on election result in Oldham and defeat of WSC. 10 Jul 1899
25 CHAR 2/22/87 Letter from Moberly Bell (22 Park Crescent, Portland Place, [London]) to WSC on the number of seats needed by the Liberals to gain a majority after the next General Election. Denies that any proposal can ruin the British Empire or British trade and prophesies the electoral and political future up to 1912. 2 papers. 14 May 1905
25 CHAR 2/24/96 Letter from Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank [later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Juniper Bank, Walkerburn, [Peeblesshire, Scotland] to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies and discussing WSC's election expenses in Manchester. 26 Dec 1905
25 CHAR 2/32/32 Letter from 1st Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (Kilverstone Hall, Thetford, [Norfolk]) to WSC referring to his (Fisher's) position on the Defence Committee, asking after Edward Marsh and criticising the Government for losing most of its majority [in the recent General Election], thereby endangering its existence. 02 Mar 1910
25 CHAR 2/34/4 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to WSC to John Redmond asserting that Irish nationalists should support him [in the North-West Manchester by election] rather than his "ultra Unionist" opponent, [William Joynson-Hicks]. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 07 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/5 Letter from John Redmond (18 Wynnstay Gardens, [London]) to WSC expressing the belief that WSC will be unable to secure the Irish vote in North-West Manchester. 06 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/6 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC commenting on WSC's letter to John Redmond on the Irish vote in North-West Manchester [see CHAR 2/34/4] and advising him about his new role at the Board of Trade and in the Cabinet. 08 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/11 Letter from Sir Francis Channing (40 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC passing on an invitation to address a meeting from the branches of the Young Liberals League in East Northamptonshire and describing the branches' work in counteracting socialism and rallying opinion on the Licensing Bill. Comments on WSC's forthcoming by-election in North-West Manchester. 10 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/20 Letter from Bertram Straus (8 Hyde Park Mansions, [London]) to WSC commiserating with him over his defeat in North-West Manchester and offering to resign his seat for the Mile End Division of Tower Hamlets [London] in favour of WSC. Annotated with summary reply thanking him for the offer but stating that no decision is possible yet, 29 April 1908. 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/26 Letter from Sir Percy Girouard (42 Hyde Park Square, [London]) to WSC assuring him that his defeat in North- West Manchester will not be a great setback. 24 Apr [1908]
25 CHAR 2/34/27 Telegram from the Archdeacon of Westminster [Albert Wilberforce] and his wife [Charlotte] (Victoria Street, [London]) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) expressing admiration for his campaign [in North-West Manchester]. 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/28 Letter from Ivor Philipps (Cosheston Hall, Pembroke, [Wales]) to WSC commiserating with him on his defeat [in North-West Manchester] and offering to resign his Southampton seat in favour of WSC. 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/29 Letter from Alexander Porter (Norwood, Prestwich, Manchester) to WSC expressing great regret at his defeat in North-West Manchester and thanking him for his services. 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/30 Letter from J A Spender (45 Sloane Street, [London]) to WSC commiserating with him [on his defeat in North-West Manchester] and advising him not to go to Dundee [Scotland] "unless you are sure of your Scots.". 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/31 Letter from Robert Outhwaite MP (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign in North-West Manchester and asserting that WSC is destined to lead Liberalism "back to first principles". 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/32 Letter from Sir Richard Solomon (42 Hyde Park Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign in North-West Manchester and hoping that he will find a safe seat. Thinks most people in South Africa will be disappointed. 25 Apr [1908]
25 CHAR 2/34/33 Letter from Charles Mallet (The Green, Wimbledon Common, [Surrey]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign [in North-West Manchester]. Dated 1905. 25 Apr [1908]
25 CHAR 2/34/34 Letter from E P Stevenson (15 Old Cavendish Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign [in North-West Manchester] and on his attack on the Harmsworth Press. Denounces the methods of the Daily Mail. 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/35A-35B Cutting: letter from E P Stevenson to the editor of the Westminster Gazette asserting WSC's claims to the support of Free Trade Unionists in the North-West Manchester election and criticising his opponents' campaigning on the Licensing Bill and other issues; also includes covering note for letter [not present] from [?] Bertram Straus [MP for Mile End, London] offering to give up his seat to WSC. 21 Apr [1908] - 25 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/36 Letter from Sir William Robson (26 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign in North-West Manchester. 26 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/43 Letter from Alexander Porter (Norwood, Prestwich, Manchester) to WSC congratulating him on his victory in the Dundee [Scotland] election. 10 May 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/44 Telegram from General Louis Botha (Pretoria, [South Africa]) to WSC congratulating him [on his victory in the Dundee [Scotland] election]. 11 May 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/45 Letter from Robert Harcourt (Ashbrook, Arbroath, [Forfarshire, Scotland]) to WSC thanking him for his telegram [?congratulating Harcourt on his victory in the election for Montrose Burghs] and praising WSC's victory speech in Dundee. 13 May [1908]
25 CHAR 2/34/46 Letter from Eliot Crawshay-Williams (14a Ashley Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help whilst they were together at the Colonial Office and announcing his intention of seeking out a parliamentary constituency. Congratulates WSC on his victory in Dundee [Scotland] and urges him to get the Governmnent to take up the alternative vote in order to avoid "a catastrophe" at the next General Election. 13 May 1908
25 CHAR 2/35/29 Letter from Jesse Herbert (41 Parliament Street, London) to Edward Marsh on the Conservatives' losses and gains of seats since the General Election. A typescript copy of this letter at CHAR 2/35/35. 07 Oct 1908
25 CHAR 2/35/32-34 Analysis by Jesse Herbert (Liberal Central Association, 41 Parliament Street, London) of by-election results since 1906. Typescript with manuscript covering note. 09 Oct 1908
25 CHAR 2/36/42 Letter from Captain The Honorable H S Stanhope RN, treasurer of the Home Counties Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, London) to WSC inviting him to address the Federation's next annual meeting, possibly in the Saffron Walden Division of Essex, and giving the number of seats won by the Liberals in general elections since 1885 Annotated by WSC that he will be too busy to accept. 23 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 2/37/2 Letter from Edward Tootal Broadhurst (The Manor House, North Rode, Congleton, [Cheshire]) to WSC stating that he will only support WSC in the North-West Manchester by- election if it is fought specifically on Free Trade, since he disagrees with other Government measures such as the Licensing Bill. 10 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/39/76 Letter from Frank Barled, assistant secretary of the National Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, London), to Edward Marsh enclosing particulars of General Election results in constituencies in Northumberland, County Durham and part of the North Riding of Yorkshire [see CHAR 2/39/77]. Signed typescript. 06 Aug 1909
25 CHAR 2/39/76a-77 Particulars of General Election results in 1892, 1900 and 1906 in constituencies in Northumberland, County Durham and part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, being the area of the Northern Liberal Federation. Sent with CHAR 2/39/76. [Aug 1909]
25 CHAR 2/43/14 Letter from Joseph Pease (Headlam Hall, Gainford, [County Durham]) to WSC on: WSC's involvement in the production and distribution of election campaign posters; David Lloyd George's promises of honours in return for money [contributions to Liberal Party funds]; the offer of money to help the cause of Free Trade from James Caird [a jute manufacturer of Dundee, Angus, Scotland]; the prospects for the general election. 23 Dec 1909
25 CHAR 2/43/18-19 List of constituencies with Liberal candidates. Annotated typescript. The third and fourth pages of this document are at CHAR 2/43/21-22. [1909]
25 CHAR 2/43/20 List of constituencies in Manchester, Salford [Lancashire] and Liverpool with coloured crosses to indicate actual or predicted election results. In WSC's hand. [1909]
25 CHAR 2/43/21-22 List of constituencies with Liberal candidates. Annotated typescript. The first and second pages of this document are at CHAR 2/43/18-19. [1909]
25 CHAR 2/43/23 Statement of the representation and candidates of constituencies within the area of the Western Counties Liberal Federation. Annotated typescript. [1909]
25 CHAR 2/43/24-26 List of the Liberal and other candidates standing for constituencies within the area of the Lancashire and Cheshire Liberal Federation, with coloured crosses to indicate actual or predicted election results. Annotated typescript. [1909]
25 CHAR 2/44/89 Memorandum from G Wallace Carter (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC suggesting how the programme of lectures and exhibitions be carried out during and immediately following the general election. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/44/87. Another copy, with one annotation, at CHAR 2/44/94. 31 Mar 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/125 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby (Shulbrede Priory, Lynchmere, Haslemere, [Hampshire]) to WSC expressing enthusiasm about the Liberals' success in the general election but reporting that this feeling is not shared by two members of the Cabinet, who still doubt that the Government will have a strong enough mandate. Believes most Liberals in the country wish the Government to lose no time in pursuing its policies. 16 Dec 1910
25 CHAR 2/71/90-91 Suggested procedures for including service voters on the register and for holding an election during the war. Typescript. [Jul] [1916]
25 CHAR 2/103/79 Telegram from WSC to the Quarter-Master General at the British Army General Headquarters in France reporting [David Lloyd George's] concern that election newspapers are not reaching the troops and that arrangements should be made to enable them to vote. Typescript copy. 15 Dec 1918
25 CHAR 2/120/21 Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) to WSC pointing out that if a general election were held now another one would be needed after the passage of the bill setting up the Irish Free State had changed the constitution of the House of Commons, and declaring his own opposition to an immediate general election. 10 Jan 1922
25 CHAR 2/120/31-32 Telegram from WSC to [David Lloyd George] reporting the hostile attitude of the press, Sir George Younger and other Conservatives towards the calling of a general election and advising that no decision be taken until Lloyd George returns. Typescript copy annotated by WSC. 12 Jan 1922
25 CHAR 2/120/45-52 Press statement by WSC suggesting that it is unfair that David Lloyd George should be subject to "threats and menaces" about a possible general election whilst he is engaged on very important disarmament negotiations at the Washington Conference, asserting that Britain is highly respected among other nations, that the Coalition, having faced the challenges of the war and subsequent reconstruction, is very strong, that the election of a Labour Government would be a disaster and that therefore the anti-Socialist forces must remain united. Carbon typescript copy. [09] [Jan] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/120/53 Letter from Edward Shortt, Home Secretary, to WSC announcing his intention of withdrawing special police protection for Cabinet ministers against attacks from Sinn Fein and asking for WSC's views, 13 Jan. Annotated by WSC that he answered agreeing in general but stating that protection should still be provided on special occasions such as public meetings, 14 Jan. 13 Jan 1922 - 14 Jan 1922
25 CHAR 2/122/18-21 Memorandum by [Frederick Guest] analysing the party political situation and arguing for a postponement of the General Election until the summer of 1923. Sent with CHAR 2/122/17. 06 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 2/122/57-58 Letter from "Archie" [Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Thurso Castle, Thurso [Scotland] to "Eddie" [Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to WSC] discussing the possibility that he might stand as a parliamentary candidate for Perth [Scotland] if a Liberal Committee was formed there, or that Coalition Liberals in Perth might support a Coalition Conservative candidate, or that he might stand for Thurso and that WSC might support him by making a speech. He also asks Marsh to give a letter to Woolcoombe to be passed to the SIS Messenger; refers to SIS report No 619 which he asks Marsh to burn after WSC has seen it and also to extracts from the Wireless Press. Signed typecript. 17 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 2/124B/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 2/125/34-35 Letter from Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (30-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC expressing the hope that a general election will not be called in December because it will interfere with Christmas shopping, to the detriment of the retail trade. 17 Oct 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/36 Letter from Edward Marsh to Captain Albert Larking, secretary of the Early Closing Association (30-40 Ludgate Hill, [London]) stating that the date of the general election is still uncertain and that WSC is feeling better. Carbon copy. 18 Oct 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/50-53 Letter from WSC to David Lloyd George endorsing Charles McCurdy's estimate that the Coalition Liberals have a good chance of returning between seventy and eighty members in the general election, which will be enough to exercise control in parliament, and pointing out that attacks on Conservative seats would let Labour members in and run the risk of the Conservatives inflicting more damaging retaliation on the Liberals. The Liberals should therefore hasten to agree with the Conservatives that neither side will indulge in such attacks. The Liberals will be able to force a minority Conservative government to pass a bill against minority victories, the "Lloyd George wave" will strengthen and the anti-Tory vote will no longer be split. Typescript copy annotated by WSC. 02 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/59 Letter from Humbert Wolfe (Ministry of Labour) to WSC deeply regretting WSC's defeat at Dundee [Angus, Scotland]. 17 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/60-61 Letter from "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry] (Christ Church, Oxford) to WSC expressing distress at WSC's defeat at Dundee [Angus, Scotland], describing his own campaigning in County Durham and urging WSC to rest after his operation. 17 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/62 Letter from [WSC] (2 Sussex Square) to Humbert Wolfe thanking him for his kind letter and expressing indignation at the way the poor people of Dundee [Angus, Scotland] voted. Carbon copy. 20 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/63 Letter from [WSC] (2 Sussex Square) to Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] describing how his campaign was truncated due to his illness, announcing his intention of leaving for the Mediterranean on December 1 and stating that he is available to see King George V any time before then. Carbon copy. 21 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/64 Letter from William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] (Colonial Office) to WSC thanking him for his letter [on Gore's appointment as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies], sympathising with him over his appendicitis and his defeat in Dundee [Angus, Scotland], noting "the systematic and thorough way in which revolutionary economics have been taught to the younger men" and taking this as evidence that "sooner or later we shall have a big fight with Socialism in this country.". 21 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/65 Letter from Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) giving a time when King George V can see him and expressing the King's regret about the result of the election in Dundee [Angus, Scotland]. 22 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/67 Letter from James Welldon (the Deanery, Durham) to WSC expressing regret that WSC has lost his seat in the House of Commons and confidence that his fortunes will recover. 24 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/81-83 Letter from 2nd Lord Lytton (Governor's Camp, Bengal, [India]) to WSC commiserating with him on his illness and election defeat, congratulating him on his achievements, reporting that the break-up of the Coalition came as a surprise in India, wondering what WSC, 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] and David Lloyd George will do now, reporting that although he is enjoying his work in India he gets home-sick, and inviting WSC to visit him. 06 Dec 1922
25 CHAR 2/125/84 Letter from Jan Smuts (Prime Minister's Office, Pretoria, [South Africa] to WSC commiserating with him on his illness and election defeat, but suggesting that the rest will do him good, criticising David Lloyd George for failing to push for the formation of a new centre party and mistiming the general election, arguing that Andrew Bonar Law should be given a chance, and reporting that the attempt to include Rhodesia in the Union of South Africa has failed but this is only a temporary set-back. 22 Nov 1922
25 CHAR 2/126/80 Letter from J F J Fitzpatrick (Royal Societies Club, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC's election agent in Leicester enclosing CHAR 2/126/81-83 and hoping WSC will win the election. 03 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/81-83 Article by J F J Fitzpatrick (Royal Societies Club, St James's Street, [London]) recommending WSC to the electors of Leicester by praising WSC's courage during the Boer War and his continuing prowess at polo. Sent with CHAR 2/126/80. 03 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/85 Letter from Sir William Tyrrell (Foreign Office) to WSC regretting his defeat at Leicester but approving his continued opposition to extremists on both sides, and arguing that WSC is well out of this parliament, which has a short and inglorious future. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/86 Letter from 3rd Lord Dufferin and Ava (Carlton Club, [London]) to WSC expressing regret at his defeat in Leicester and stating that "most of us Northern Ireland people" hoped he would win. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/87 Letter from Sir William Beveridge [later Lord Beveridge] (the London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, Aldwych, London) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) expressing regret at his defeat in Leicester and attributing it to ingratitude for his wartime services. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/88 Letter from Walter Faber (Welford Grange, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) to WSC expressing regret at his defeat in Leicester, despite their political differences. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/89 Letter from ? (Royal Naval College, Greenwich, [London]) to WSC sympathising with him on his defeat in Leicester. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/90 Letter from Lord Inchcape [earlier Sir George Mackay] (4 Seamore Place, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC expressing regret at his defeat [in Leicester] but suggesting that at least Free Trade is safe. Thinks that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] must be cursing his advisers. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/91 Letter from Douglas Jerrold (10 Cornwall Gardens, London) to CSC thanking her for her hospitality in Leicester and regretting the election result there. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/92 Letter from Alexander Shaw [later Lord Craigmyle] (24 Prince's Gate, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on the fight he put up in the Leicester election, which has damaged the cause of Protection and attracted the esteem of Free Traders everywhere. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/93 Letter from Lord Weir [earlier Sir William Weir] (Holm Foundry, Cathcart, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) expressing regret at his defeat in Leicester and inviting him to talk about "a real opportunity of doing useful work" if he gets tired of politics. 07 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/94 Letter from Charles Masterman (46 Gillingham Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on [the result of the criminal libel proceedings against Lord Alfred Douglas] and expressing regret at his defeat in Leicester. [Dec] [1923]
25 CHAR 2/126/95 Letter from George Lambert [later Lord Lambert] (Reform Club, [London]) to WSC expressing regret [at his defeat in Leicester] and adding: "your speeches were the finest in the Campaign - something to bite at - they were not pap or slosh.". [07] [Dec] [1923]
25 CHAR 2/126/97 Letter from Herbert Fisher (Thursley, Godalming, Surrey) to WSC congratulating him on his fight for Liberalism and Free Trade at Leicester, regretting that he (Fisher) did not help in the constituency and stressing the need for the Liberals to create an efficient national electoral machine because it is clear that most of the country supports Free Trade and is anti-Socialist. 09 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/98 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Merly House, Wimborne, [Dorset) to WSC expressing regret at his defeat in Leicester and confidence that he will soon return. Thinks Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Badlwin] "has smashed the Tory party.". 09 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/100 Letter from William Buist (Richard Buist & Sons, cabinet makers, upholsterers and carpet warehousemen, 100-108 Commercial Street, Dundee, [Angus, Scotland]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) regretting his defeat in Leicester, blaming the narrow defeat of the Liberal candidate in Dundee on members of the liquor trade and referring to the "magnificent" Liberal meeting on the eve of the poll. 10 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/101-103 Letter from H Hackett (354 Fosse Road North, Leicester) to WSC expressing regret at WSC's defeat in Leicester and stating that it did not surprise him because the Liberals, unlike Labour, have done little or no educational work in the constituency. Deplores the fact that public men like WSC should be open to such scandalous accusations as that made by [Lord Alfred Douglas]. 14 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/126/105 Letter from ? Broughton (37 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, [London]) to WSC regretting that he (WSC) will not be in the House of Commons and congratulating him on his defeat of "a noble degenerate" [Lord Alfred Douglas]. 18 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/127/44 Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Travellers' Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on the conviction of Lord Alfred Douglas and attributing WSC's electoral defeats in Dundee [Angus, Scotland] and Leicester to unfair attacks on him, although Greene thinks WSC should have stood for a Manchester constituency rather than a Leicester one. Greene adds that a Labour government would be hard pressed to disprove WSC's words about them and he praises [the second volume of "The World Crisis"]. 14 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/127/48 Letter from ?W R Hill (Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on the conviction of Lord Alfred Douglas] and sympathising with him over the attacks he suffered in the election and in court. 14 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/127/49-50 Letter from [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain (2 Morpeth Mansions [London]) to WSC, sympathising on "the outrageous ordeal" to which he had been subjected [in the libel trial of Lord Alfred Douglas], and rejoicing at his complete vindication. Chamberlain marvels at the lenity of the sentence and remarks that it seemed almost insulting to congratulate WSC, but as the ways of the law were so strange, and license allowed in attacking public men was so extreme, then it was a matter for congratulation when one of them vindicated public honour, even from such vile and groundless charges. 14 Dec [1923]
25 CHAR 2/127/51-52 Letter from Frederick Kellaway (16 Eliot Park, Lewisham, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) congratulating him on the conviction of Lord Alfred Douglas, which will set an example to other potential libellers of public men, and expressing regret at WSC's election defeat in Leicester because WSC is needed in the House of Commons in the present "dark and troubled" outlook. 14 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/127/57 Letter from Randal Charlton (58 Warwick Square, Belgravia, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) referring to his (Charlton's) letter in the press on the trial of Lord Alfred Douglas and Lord Northcliffe's [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] views on the war, congratulating WSC on his fortitude during the trial and expressing regret at his defeat in West Leicester. 19 Dec 1923
25 CHAR 2/132/18-20 Letter from Brigadier-General Frank Crozier (8 Devonport Street, London) to [WSC] reporting that a reward was offered for Michael Collins in Dublin [Ireland], reflecting on the way in which he has followed WSC around to different parts of the world, notably South Africa and Belfast [Ulster, Ireland], and on how WSC was defeated in Leicester and Crozier in Portsmouth [Hampshire]. 17 Jan 1924
25 CHAR 2/132/47 Letter from T W Batty, honorary secretary of the Leicester and County Liberal Club (City Hall Square, Leicester) to WSC conveying the thanks of the club for his efforts to secure the seat. 01 Mar 1924
25 CHAR 2/132/102 Letter from [WSC] to ? agreeing with his praise of the Viceroy of India [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] and reflecting on the election for the Abbey Division of Westminster. Carbon copy. 25 Apr 1924
25 CHAR 2/132/103 Letter from ?(Vice Regal Lodge, Delhi, [India]) to WSC regretting WSC's defeat in the election for the Abbey Division of Westminster, a contest which aroused great interest in the East and Far East, praising the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaac] for the way he is tackling his "thankless job", and praising "The World Crisis". 20 Mar 1924
25 CHAR 2/132/110-111 Letter from [WSC] to Captain Edward Altham (United Service Club, Pall Mall, [London]) agreeing with his view of the result of the election for the Abbey Division of Westminster [see CHAR 2/132/114-115] and adding that if the Conservatives cannot command a majority good government can only be ensured by Liberal co-operation, and that the Conservatives would be damaged if constituencies like Westminster are treated as pocket boroughs. Carbon copy. 29 Apr 1924
25 CHAR 2/132/114-115 Letter from Captain Edward Altham (United Service Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC explaining that at a forthcoming debate staged by the newly-formed Conservative Training Association he is going to argue that the return of WSC for the Abbey Division of Westminster would have heralded an new era of concerted action against Socialism and arguing that young Conservatives are receptive to the idea of co-operating with Liberals. 28 Apr 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/37 Letter from [WSC] to James Erskine regretting the difficulties Erskine has experienced as a result of supporting WSC during the election for the Abbey Division of Westminster. Carbon copy. 13 May 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/71-72 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (18 Cadogan Gardens, [London]) asserting that he can develop a successful independent candidature in the Abbey Division of Westminster, promising to draw up an outline of the arrangement for the cooperation of Conservatives and Liberals in certain constituencies and suggesting that candidates standing under this arrangement should be called Liberal Conservatives, citing precedents in Canada and Spain. Carbon copy. 18 Jun 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/73 Letter from Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood] (18 Cadogan Gardens, [London]) to WSC on: his belief, resulting from a meeting with Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] and F Stanley Jackson, that there will be trouble if WSC stands in Westminster and that they have another constituency in mind for him; the Conservative view of Frederick Guest's proposals for electoral cooperation between Liberals and Conservatives in some constituencies. 17 Jun 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/76 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Claude Lowther (43 Catherine Street, [London]) thanking him for thinking of him (WSC) in connection with the vacancy in the Lewes Division of Sussex but stating that he does not wish for the expense and worry of a by-election at present and that he believes that Conservative Central Office will arrange something satisfactory for himself and his supporters at the general election. He would like to come to Herstmonceux [Sussex] but is at present absorbed in moving into and rebuilding Chartwell. Carbon copy. 22 Jun 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/77 Letter from Claude Lowther (43 Catherine Street, [London]) to WSC on his recommendation of WSC to the vacancy in the Lewes Division of Sussex and his belief that "the idiots at the Central Office" should support WSC if he accepted the programme of Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] except for Preference. Invites WSC to Hurstmonceux [Sussex]. 19 Jun 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/80 Letter from Clarice Fisher (Chartwell) to W H Parker (66 St Martin's Lane, [London]) stating that WSC refused to pay him the five guineas he is claiming for the canvassing he did for WSC [during the Westminster election] because such a payment would be illegal. Carbon copy. 25 Jun 1924
25 CHAR 2/133/81 Letter from W H Parker, surveyor (66 St Martin's Lane, [London]) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) asking for five guineas for "services rendered" [canvassing at the Westminster election]. 21 Jun 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/53 Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (The Durdans, Epsom, [Surrey]) to WSC expressing his strong wish that WSC had been returned for the Abbey Division of Westminster and that the parties should "rally to the anti-socialist cry". 02 Aug 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/69 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to F Stanley Jackson sending a letter he has received from Sir Harry Goschen [inviting him to be the Conservative candidate for the Epping Division of Essex], pressing Jackson for news of his plan to enable WSC to stand for Richmond [Surrey], pointing to the Government's signing of "this farcical Russian Treaty" as a sign that a general election is approaching, hoping that the Opposition will not be out-manoeuvred over the Irish [boundary] question and approving Jackson's remarks on the subject. Carbon copy. 14 Aug 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/77 Letter from Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] (Cleve Court, Minster in Thanet, [Kent]) to WSC on: arrangements for WSC's and CSC's visit; the preparedness of Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] to leave the timing of the publication of 1st Lord Birkenhead's [earlier F E Smith] letter to Carson and WSC; Carson's knowledge of the Ulster [Ireland] boundary question; his belief that the result of the next general election will be fateful for the Empire. 23 Aug 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/130-131 Letter from "Archie" [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso] (Dalnawillan, Altnabraec, Caithness, [Scotland]) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/134/132-133 and CHAR 2/134/134, asking for the minutes of evidence taken at the enquiry into the question of the recognition of the Soviet Government, regretting that Sir James Craig [later Lord Craigavon] seems unlikely to appoint a commissioner [to deal with the Irish boundary question], noting that with J H Thomas in South Africa and James Ramsay Macdonald preoccupied no one is attempting to handle the Irish question, commenting on David Lloyd George's attitude to Russia and the prospects for a general election and describing the attacks on him (Sinclair) in his constituency by the Duke of Atholl, the agents of 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] and others. 23 Sep 1924
25 CHAR 2/134/147 Letter from Herbert Blain (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to 2nd Lord Linlithgow (Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, [West Lothian, Edinburgh]) promising to send Colonel Blair a list of possible candidates, enclosing Central Office publications on the Anglo-Russian treaty [not present], stating that the Epping Division of Essex should be an absolutely safe seat for WSC and reporting that he has asked F Stanley Jackson to get WSC to speak on a number of Unionist platforms. 25 Sep 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/29-31 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] on the grave threat posed to the Government by the Liberal amendment calling for an enquiry [into the dropping of charges against John Campbell] and the need to ensure that it is carried. Warns of the difficulties the Conservatives would face if they took office in the present parliament with the support of the Asquithian Liberals and argues that now is the time when a general election will do maximum damage to the Labour Party. Carbon copy. 06 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/38 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC reporting that it is certain that the whole Conservative party will vote for the Liberal amendment [calling for an enquiry into the dropping of charges against John Campbell] after their censure vote is defeated and agreeing with WSC that, although a Commons debate on the Russian treaty would give further ammunition to the Opposition in an election campaign, the opportunity to force an election presented by the Campbell case should not be spurned. 07 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/43-48 Statement for the Press Association by WSC describing how a full parliamentary enquiry into the dropping of charges against John Campbell would get to the bottom of the matter but arguing that the Government cannot agree to one being conducted because it would mean that parliament has no confidence in it. In an election this issue and that of the Russian treaty could be fairly represented as examples of the way in which members of the Government have been deflected from the right courses they themselves recognise by the influence of extremists at home and abroad. Therefore the forces of opposition should stand together. Typescript copy. 07 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/60-61 General election manifesto of the National Citizens' Union, with statement to Union branches of the suggested procedure for securing support for the manifesto. Sent with CHAR 2/135/59. 10 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/70-71 Letter from Colonel H Mockett (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC stressing the need for the Conservatives to campaign in simple terms in order to attract working-class votes. 10 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/76 Letter from F Stanley Jackson (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that a number of Conservative associations who are supporting candidates who are not calling themselves Conservatives wish those candidates to give a firm undertaking to support the Conservative programme in the next parliament. Jackson therefore asks if WSC would object to the sending of CHAR 2/135/77. Annotated: "Churchill strongly opposed to any such letter going out.". 15 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/77 Circular letter from Unionist Central Office (Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to the chairmen of Conservative Associations supporting "Constitutional and Anti-Socialist" candidates suggesting that the candidates be invited to undertake to support the Conservative Party, on its present programme, in the next parliament and to agree to be called "Liberal Unionist" or "Constitutional and Anti-Socialist" rather than "Liberal" alone. Suggested draft sent with CHAR 2/135/76. 15 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/88-89 Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Major Philip Kenyon-Slaney [Drake Chambers, Tavistock, Devon] asserting that the Conservatives have shown that they can form the foundation of the non-party government which the country urgently requires and urging the electors of Tavistock to aid the process by returning Kenyon-Slaney. Carbon typescript copy. 20 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/96-97 Letter from [WSC] (Unionist Central Committee Rooms, 66 High road, South Woodford, Essex) to Godfrey W James, chairman of the Pontypool Unionist Association [Monmouthshire, Wales] asserting that whereas Socialist leaders have declared their intention of destroying the Liberal Party, the Conservatives have in some constituencies withdrawn in favour of Liberal candidates, and that the ideological gulf between Liberalism and Socialism is unbridgeable whilst Liberals and Conservatives share the same basic values. Another copy, sent to another recipient, at CHAR 2/135/99-100. 23 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/135/104 Letter from Sidney Vesey (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his victory in the Epping Division of Essex and extending the invitation of the executive committee of the political council of the Junior Carlton Club to dine and address a meeting. 31 Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/136/1 Letter in French from S Gichou (Vers-en-montagne, Jura, [France) to WSC on WSC's electoral campaign and his personal influence in fostering amicable relations between Britain and France. 01 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/136/5 Letter from Sir Alan Burgoyne (Finchers House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire) to WSC offering his services as parliamentary secretary and referring to the sweeping Conservative election victory and the increase in his own majority [in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire]. 01 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/136/11 Letter from [WSC] to Andrew Gibb expressing regret that Gibb did not succeed [in the Hamilton Division of Lanarkshire, Scotland] but adding that the election would have been a good educational experience of Gibb and that the Conservatives need young candidates like him in seats "where there has been so much rowdyism". Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/136/12 Letter from Andrew Gibb (44 Devonshire Street, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his kind message, congratulating him [on his election for the Epping Division of Essex], hoping that he gets high office in the new Government and referring to his own electoral experience [in the Hamilton Division of Lanarkshire, Scotland]. 02 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/136/62-77 Speech by Lieutenant-Colonel P B Bramley attacking Socialism, Communism and Bolshevism and recommending support for the Conservatives. Delivered during the general election at Luton [Bedfordshire], Chelmsford [Essex], Grimsby and Scunthorpe [both Lincolnshire]. Oct 1924
25 CHAR 2/136/102-103 Letters, dated 26 Sep and 31 Oct, from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC declaring his belief in a conspiracy to undermine the Empire, accusing the Labour Government of being the tools of the conspirators, and commenting on the results of the general election with reference to the need for unity in facing this danger. With annotations by Beamont, 12 Dec. Sent with CHAR 2/136/101. 26 Sep 1924 - 12 Dec 1924
25 CHAR 2/138 Public and political: letters congratulating WSC on his election for the Epping Division of Essex and on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer. 1924
25 CHAR 2/138/2 Letter from W Price-Powell (21 Sussex Gardens, Hyde Park, [London]) to WSC referring enthusiastically to WSC's return to the House of Commons, the substantial Conservative majority and the opportunity which it presents. Trusts WSC will be included in the new government and expresses pleasure at the election of Frederick Guest. 03 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/138/46 Letter from Pamela, Lady Lytton (Government House, Darjeeling, India) to WSC congratulating him on the election result, reporting that 2nd Lord Lytton has crushed the revolution in Bengal with the help of Lord Reading [earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs] and Charles Tegart's police force. Refers to their journey through the Himalayas and expresses hatred for India. 01 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/138/56 Letter from [WSC] to Percy Edmunds [chairman of the Soho (Joint Wards) Churchill election Committee] (5 Great Marlborough Street, [London]) thanking him and his committee for their congratulations [see CHAR 2/138/57] and stating that the election campaign in the Abbey Division of Westminster paved the way for his success in the Epping Division of Essex. Typescript carbon copy. 13 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/138/79-80 Letter from Frederick Kellaway (16 Eliot Park, Lewisham, [London]) to WSC recalling their time working together at the Ministry of Munitions, congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, asserting that the Liberals deserved their "punishment" at the polls for putting Labour into office, mentioning that for the first time in his life he worked and voted for a Conservative candidate, and hoping that the country is free from experiments in nationalisation. 10 Nov 1924
25 CHAR 2/147/45-46 Letter from [WSC] to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Leslie Wilson apologising for not replying to his letter of April 1924 [see CHAR 2/147/44], recalling the break-up of the Coalition and "the melancholy election of 1923", noting that the Conservative party has regained its dominant position, remembering his friendship with Wilson's brother [Sir Edward Wilson] and expressing pride at having placed Sir Leslie Wilson at the head of a battalion of the Naval Division. Carbon typescript copy. 24 Feb 1926
25 CHAR 2/164/101 Letter from Sir James Cosgrave (Stormont Castle, Belfast, Ulster, [Ireland]) to WSC on the electoral success of the Unionists in Ulster. 25 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/167 Public and political: memoranda and other papers produced or collected in connection with the general election of 1929. 1926-1929
25 CHAR 2/183/36 Telegram from WSC to [Sir John Reith, later Lord Reith] asking for a chance to broadcast during the election. Typescript copy. 10 Oct 1931
25 CHAR 2/183/37 Letter from Ralph Glyn [later Lord Glyn] (10 Downing Street) to WSC explaining the allocation of broadcasting time to the political parties and hoping that after the election the BBC will invite WSC to broadcast on "twelve years up to now and twelve years from now.". 13 Oct 1931
25 CHAR 2/204/16 Letter [WSC] to W H Stephenson [managing director and managing editor of the Southport Advertiser] confirming that the Oldham Standard helped him win the Oldham seat. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Feb 1934
25 CHAR 2/234/27 Letter from 5th Lord Howe [earlier Lord Curzon] (35 Curzon Street, Mayfair [London]) signed by his secretary (M Colquhoun) to WSC apologizing for not being able to find an election agent [? for Randolph Churchill while standing as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate in the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election] as official agents are "too frightened to come forward owing to the fear of vengeance on the part of the official Party Organisation". He suggests asking Brendan Bracken's agent for help, but does not want his own name mentioned. 22 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/234/36 Letter from "O L L" [Oliver Locker-Lampson] (St Stephen's House, Westminster [London]) to WSC, saying that he "would have sent twenty people today but for the embargo the other end" [? in support of Randolph Churchill's campaign as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate at the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election, which was against the official party line] and adding that he is, however, sending 3 from London and 2 from Accrington [Lancashire]. 30 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/234/37 Copy of a telegram from WSC to Oliver Locker-Lampson, thanking him for his offer [to bring people to support Randolph Churchill's campaign as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate at the Wavertree, Liverpool by-election], but regretting that they cannot use his "young ladies". 31 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/234/98 Copy of a telegram from "R C" [Randolph Churchill] to "Macdonald", asking if there is a Conservative candidate [for the Wavertree, Liverpool, by-election], who the prominent local Conservatives are and whether they are split about the official Conservative candidate; he has no objection to Macdonald unofficially encouraging his adoption [as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate]. Unsigned. [Jan] 1935
25 CHAR 2/234/100 Letter from WSC to Otto Pickhardt on Randolph Churchill's campaign [as an anti-India Bill Conservative candidate at the Wavertree, Liverpool, by-election]: "Randolph made a very good fight at Wavertree, but he did not consult me about it beforehand and indeed dragged us all in at his tail". Unsigned copy. 01 Mar 1935
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 2/235/1 Newspaper cutting on rowdy scenes at 2 of Randolph Churchill's political meetings in Toxteth, Liverpool. [Apr] 1935
25 CHAR 2/235/111 Letter from WSC to Dame [Fanny] Lucy Houston, thanking her for her letter, but fearing that it would not be much use insisting upon the next Government being Conservative, as the majority of MPs think that they will do better in the forthcoming election under the title "National"; he has already stated publicly that he will stand as Conservative and National himself. WSC adds that he is "pleased to have played a useful part in warning the Government of the growth of the German air force", though he is sorry that they did not take his advice in time, and says that he hopes Randolph Churchill will be back in time to fight the election. Unsigned copy. 25 May 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/112-113 Letter from [WSC] to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley], giving an account of the negotiations between Randolph Churchill and Sir Thomas White [member of Liverpool City Council, and Chairman and Managing Director of Bents' Brewery Company Limited] for finding Randolph a seat in Liverpool, and assessing his chances. Unsigned copy. 12 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/114 Letter from "Archie" [Sir Archibald Sinclair, later 1st Lord Thurso, Leader, Liberal Parliamentary Party] (Dalnawillan, Altnabreac, Caithness [Scotland]), to WSC, regretting that he is unable to accept WSC's dinner invitation. He comments on his admiration for WSC's speeches, and his delight at seeing WSC's "stock soaring!", but thinks that "a November election would be a rotten trick to play", particularly unfair on the Labour Party and also the Liberals, as they have been supporting the Government foreign policy, against their own interests. Manuscript. 13 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/115-116 Letter from 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] (Derby House, Stratford Place [London]) to WSC, giving an account of his meeting with Sir Thomas White [member of Liverpool City Council, and Chairman and Managing Director of Bents' Brewery Company Limited] over Randolph Churchill and Peter Shaw contesting a seat in Liverpool. 14 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/118 Letter from 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] (Derby House, Stratford Place [London]) to WSC, thanking him for his letter on Randolph Churchill and Sir Thomas White [member of Liverpool City Council, and Chairman and Managing Director of Bents' Brewery Company Limited]. Derby gives the latest details on Randolph Churchill and Peter Shaw both contesting a seat in Liverpool. 15 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/119 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Nairne Stewart Sandeman [Conservative MP for Middleton and Prestwich, Lancashire], explaining that he will be busy campaigning during the election in his own constituency, and going to a few large centres for Conservative Central Office; possibly he will be able [to speak to Stewart-Sandeman's constituents] from Manchester. Unsigned copy. 15 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/237/179-180 Letter from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, on Bailey's subscription to Conservative Party funds, asking if he would be willing for a portion of his donation to be used to support the campaign of Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, who was standing as an independent Conservative in North Portsmouth [carbon]. 31 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/238/14-15 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth [Hampshire], to WSC, on the General Election campaign, commenting that he was going up to Liverpool to speak on behalf of Randolph Churchill, and on his own prospects in Portsmouth. Thanking WSC for arranging gift of 50 pounds from Sir Abe Bailey. 05 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/238/16 Letter from WSC to Wilfred Athelstan-Johnson, thanks for long and interesting letter on Germany [carbon]. 05 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/238/19-22 Letter from Cecil L'Estrange Malone, Phene Street, Chelsea SW3 to WSC, enclosing cuttings from the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, on his decision not to stand as Labour candidate for Northampton in the forthcoming General Election, because of his disagreement with the Party's foreign policy. 05 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/238/38 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth to WSC, thanks for cheque towards election expenses. Sending copy of new book [Naval Memoirs Vol 2] to be presented to his anonymous benefactor [William S Robinson]. 12 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/241A/39 Circular letter from Patrick Donner [Honorary Secretary, India Defence League] to members of the India Defence League Executive Committee, on the possibility of arranging a major rally at the Royal Albert Hall [London] on 21 March. Also on support for Randolph Churchill's by-election campaign in Wavertree [Liverpool]. 31 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/245 Public and Political: General:. 01 Oct 1935 - 30 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/1 Circular letter from Sir Robert Topping, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, giving details of two publications "The Organisation of the Central and District Committee Rooms at a Parliamentary Election" and the Central Office "Parliamentary Election Manual" - with typescript note that both books were ordered. 11 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/4-6 Circular letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organisation Officer, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on arrangements for speakers in the General Election campaign. 21 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/7 Circular letter from Patrick Gower, Chief Publicity Officer, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, giving details of the Party's Election Handbook. 21 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/9-10 Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Chairman, Conservative Party, Palace Chambers, Westminster, to WSC, enclosing letter from Ronald Norman, Chairman of the BBC, on allegation by Dornford Yates of anti-Government bias in election coverage. 23 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/11-12 Letter from Dornford Yates [Major C W Mercer], Villa Maryland, Pau, France to WSC, complaining of anti-Government bias in BBC news bulletin on 12 Oct. Claiming that five comments were broadcast by Labour leaders (including George Lansbury, Clement Attlee and J R Clynes), "all these were hostile to the Government, some were venomous", with no reply from the Government. 13 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/17 Circular letter from Lord Stonehaven, Conservative and Unionist Central Office to Conservative candidates, on the establishment of a committee, under the Chairmanship of Lord Hailsham to draft replies to questionnaires sent to candidates. 26 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/23 Letter from J R Westacott, Agent and Secretary, North-West Camberwell Conservative Association, to WSC, on arrangements for election meeting at Camberwell Baths on 1 Nov. 26 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/30 Letter from Lord Stonehaven, Chairman of the Conservative Party to WSC, accepting his offer to speak for the Government in forthcoming General Election campaign. 16 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/31 Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to WSC, on his offer to make three speeches for the Government in the General Election campaign. Stating that she would make it her personal duty to ensure that the meetings were as large and representative as possible. 18 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/34 Letter from Alderman Sir Thomas White, Liverpool Constitutional Association to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's adoption as official National Conservative Candidate for West Toxteth. Also confirming arrangements for WSC's visit to Liverpool to speak at the Sun Hall on 12 Nov. 24 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/43 Letter from Richard Law [later Lord Coleraine], [33 Tedworth Square, London SW3] to WSC, thanks for agreeing to speak at election meeting at the Central Hall, Hull on 5 November. Asking if he would be willing to speak an overflow meeting in his own constituency [SW Hull]. 25 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/44-45 Letter from Sir Arthur Atkinson, (Scale Lane, Hull) to WSC, on arrangements for election meeting at City Hall, Hull on 5 November. 26 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/49-50 Letter from Richard Law, [later Lord Coleraine] (Bonar Law House, Anlaby Road, Hull) to WSC, on arrangements for election visit to Hull on 5 November, particularly overflow meeting in his constituency (SW Hull). Suggesting a torch-light procession to the venue, and the inspection of a guard of honour of fishermen who served in the Dardanelles. 30 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/56-57 Letter from Richard Law [later Lord Coleraine], (Bonar Law House, Anlaby Road, Hull) to WSC, on the success of election visit to Hull on 5 November, with covering note from Violet Pearman. [Nov] [1935]
25 CHAR 2/245/60-61 Letter from Alan Lennox-Boyd [later Lord Boyd of Merton], Ampthill House, Bedfordshire to WSC, asking if he would be willing to address election meeting in Biggleswade, Beds. Commenting that it was going to be a hard task to put the case for rearmament. 25 Oct [1935]
25 CHAR 2/245/74 Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson, Midland Hotel, Birmingham to WSC, congratulations on work during election campaign. Suggesting that he should not make a speech on the Eve of the Poll, when journalists were weary, and did not have the time or space to report him in full. Suggesting that he should give another warning about national danger on the Monday afternoon, releasing it to the press by 2.00pm, so that it could be reported in the evening papers. Suggesting that he should repeat his warning that Hitler was watching the election, and wanted the Socialists to win. 08 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/86-87 Letter from Lord Tyrell ("The Pragmatic Beaver"), Chesham House, Chesham Place, London SW1 to WSC, wishing a "crushing majority" in the general election. Praising WSC's speeches on foreign affairs, and hoping that he would be appointed Minister of Defence in the new government. 14 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/92 Letter from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes (Lowndes Street, London SW1) to WSC, congratulations on election victory and expressing sympathy on Randolph Churchill's defeat in West Toxteth. Thanking WSC for help over election expenses. 18 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/93 Letter from Richard Law, [later Lord Coleraine], (33 Tedworth Square, London SW3) to WSC, congratulations on election victory, and thanks for support in Hull. Also expressing sympathy on Randolph Churchill's defeat in West Toxteth. 19 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/94-95 Letter from Marjorie Maxse, Chief Organiser, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, to WSC, congratulations on election victory. Also expressing thanks for speaking in Hull, Liverpool and Camberwell. Apologising for the poor organisation and attendance at the Camberwell meeting. Asking if he would be willing to speak at the Junior Carlton Club. 19 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/245/97 Letter from WSC to Walton Newbold, thanks for letter of congratulation on election victory. Thanking Newbold for assistance on the platform, and regretting that he had not heard any of his "impressive" speeches [carbon]. 20 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246 Public and Political: General: Wavertree, Norwood and Toxteth Elections. 01 Jan 1935 - 04 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/2 Press statement by James Platt, National Conservative candidate for Liverpool, Wavertree, refuting "absurd" claim by Randolph Churchill (the Independent Conservative candidate) that he was not prepared t fight for the "vital requirements of Lancashire Trade". [Jan] [1935]
25 CHAR 2/246/3 Letter from the Private Secretary to WSC to H Lomax, (Twickenham, Middlesex) on Randolph Churchill's candidature in Liverpool, Wavertree [carbon]. 24 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/5 Letter from Duff Cooper, [later 1st Lord Norwich], (Financial Secretary to the Treasury) to WSC, apologies for misrepresenting Randolph Churchill [who was standing as Independent Conservative candidate in Wavertee]. Stating that he understood from reports in the Daily Mail that Randolph had referred to Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay Macdonald as "two toads on the lion's nostrils". Asking if he should issue a correction to "The Times". Commenting that Randolph was putting up a grand fight, "and while I can't wish that he should get in I shall have a good laugh if he does" - also commenting that "Diana [Lady Diana Cooper] has left me for Max [Lord Beaverbrook] and/or Valentine Castlerosse". 24 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/7 Letter from Eric Long [later 3rd Lord Long], (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, London SW1) to WSC, asking if he could be of any help to Randolph Churchill the Independent Conservative candidate in Liverpool Wavertree. 23 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/8 Telegram from WSC to Eric Long [later 3rd Lord Long], (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, London SW1), stating that Randolph Churchill would be deligted to have help in Liverpool Wavetree by-election. Suggesting that he ask members of the Carlton Club to send Randolph a telegram of good wishes [copy]. 24 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/9 Telegram from WSC to Lady Birkenhead (Chester Street, London SW1) asking her to ask Freddie [2nd Lord Birkenhead] to answer Randolph Churchill's telegram asking for help in the Wavertree by election [copy]. 24 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/10 Telegram from Margaret, Lady Birkenhead (Chester Street, London SW1) to WSC, regretting that her son, Freddie [2nd Lord Birkenhead] was unable to support Randolph Churchill as independent Conservative candidate in Liverpool Wavertree "your telegram places us in terribly difficult position between loyalty to you and official party in Liverpool, who always worked so hard for Fred [1st Lord Birkenhead]". 24 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/12 Telegram from WSC to Lord Carson (Cleve Court, Minister in Thanet), asking him to send a letter of support to Randolph Churchill, supporting his campaign as Independent Conservative candidate in Liverpool Wavertree [copy]. 24 Jan [1935]
25 CHAR 2/246/13 Typescript extracts from speech by Sir Thomas White, Chairman, Liverpool Constitutional Association, attacking Randolph Churchill, the Independent Conservative Candidate in the Wavertree By-Election. Describing Randolph as a "Great Lothario", and attacking his opposition to votes for women [carbon]. 25 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/15 Letter from WSC to Terence O'Connor, on statements made by Sir Thomas White, about Randolph Churchill in the Wavertee by-election campaign. Asking if the double allusion to "Lothario" and "Casanovo" constituted a serious election libel. as the intention was clearly to prejudice women voters by a suggestion of immorality [carbon]. 25 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/16 Letter from Harold Robinson, Salford Royal Hospital to WSC, on his intention to leave hospital to support Randolph Churchill's by-election campaign in Wavertree. 24 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/17 Letter from WSC to Harold Robinson, Salford Royal Hospital to WSC, on his intention to leave hospital to support Randolph Churchill's by-election campaign in Wavertree [carbon]. 26 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/18-23 Letter from Sir Henry Page Croft (Southwell Gardens, London SW7) to Randolph Churchill, supporting his campaign as Independent Conservative candidate in Liverpool Wavertree. Particularly his "fight for the maintenance of British Interests in India" [signed original, with typescript copy]. 26 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/26 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill (Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool), on hostile comment in the Evening Standard, on decision of Alan Lennox-Boyd MP [later Lord Boyd of Merton] to withdraw his support for Randolph Churchill because of declaration by the official Conservative candidate, James Platt on the India Bill. Stating that Charles Emmott MP had offered to take Lennox-Boyd's place on the platform [copy]. 28 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/28 Telegram from The Duke of Westminster (Eaton Hall, Chester), to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's campaign in the Wavertree by-election. 29 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/29 Telegram from Randolph Churchill, (Independent Conservative Candidate in the Wavertree by-election) to Brendan Bracken, asking if he would be willing to speak at meeting in Liverpool. 29 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/30 Telegram from Randolph Churchill, (Independent Conservative Candidate in the Wavertree by-election) to WSC, on hostile attitude of the "Morning Post", asking if he could do anything. 29 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/33-34 Letter from WSC to the Duke of Westminster, on Randolph Churchill's campaign in the Wavertree by-election. Stating that what he most needed was canvassers, who could not be paid by the candidate, or anyone connected with him, but that it would be quite lawful for Westminster's estate workers to canvass on Randolph's behalf. Asking if he knew any of the "well to do folk" in Wavertree who might help [carbon]. 30 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/37 Letter from Charles Emmott MP (Palace Hotel, St Moritz) to WSC, offering support for Randolph Churchill as Independent Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by-election. 26 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/38 Telegram from WSC to Charles Emmott MP (Palace Hotel, St Moritz) thanks for offer of support for Randolph Churchill as Independent Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by-election [copy]. 31 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/41 Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, on support for Randolph Churchill's by-election campaign in Wavertree. Passing on advice from Hugh Orr-Ewing, India Defence League, suggesting that WSC should not visit Liverpool until the Tuesday before polling day. 31 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/42-44 Note from Violet Pearman to WSC, transcript of extract speech by Sir Thomas Inskip [later Lord Caldecote] in the Wavertree by-election in support of the official Conservative candidate, James Platt, 30 Jan 1935, attacking WSC and his opposition to the India Bill. 31 Jan 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/56 Telegram from Randolph Churchill to WSC, confirming that he had placed a bet on WSC's behalf on Randolph's success in the Wavertree by-election, at odds of 4-1. 06 Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/57 Letter from the Duke of Westminster (Bourdon House, Berkeley Square, London W1) to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's "glorious fight" in the Wavertree by-election [Randolph had split the Conservative vote, allowing the Labour candidate to win]. 07 Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/58 Telegram from WSC to the Duke of Westminster (Eaton Hall, Chester), thanks for support of Randolph Churchill in the Wavertree by-election [copy]. 08 Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/59 Letter from James Watts, Junior, (Manchester) to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's good showing in the Wavertree by-election. Suggesting that they follow up with another attempt at Cambridge. 08 Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/62-64 Letter from Randolph Churchill to the Liverpool Daily Post, and the Manchester edition of the Daily Mail, thanking his supporters in the Wavertree by-election [typescript draft, with covering note by Violet Pearman]. 11 Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/65 Letter from James Watts, Junior (Abney Hall, Cheadle, Cheshire) to WSC, asking him to sign two books. Also commenting on Randolph Churchill's performance in the Wavertree by-election. 16 Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/68-70 Letter from Harold Y Robinson and 10 others (all members of the team who fought for Randolph Churchill in the Wavertree by-election), High Street West Norwood, to WSC, asking if he would be willing to speak in support of Richard Findlay, the Independent Conservative candidate in the Norwood by-election. 09 Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/71-73 Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson (St Stephen's Chambers, Westminster, SW1) to Randolph Churchill, on the Wavertree by-election. Asking if the Wavertree selection committee had turned him down because he was too young and too poor. Commenting on two other constituencies where the best candidates were rejected "merely because they could not compete with opulent half-wits and local sloth" [typescript copy]. [Feb] 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/74 Letter from WSC to Lucy, Lady Houston, on the Norwood by-election [where Randolph Churchill was supporting the Independent Conservative candidate, Richard Findlay], commenting that the ground at Norwood was ill-chosen, but there was no alternative to going forward [carbon]. 10 Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/75 Letter from Lucy, Lady Houston, (Byron Cottage, Hampstead Heath) to WSC on the Norwood by-election [where Randolph Churchill was supporting the Independent Conservative candidate, Richard Findlay]. Suggesting that WSC should "enter the fray himself". 08 Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/76 Letter from Randolph Churchill to WSC on the Norwood by-election. [Mar] 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/93 Letter from WSC to Sir Reginald Poole, on alleged libel of Sir Thomas White, Chairman of Liverpool Constitutional Association by Randolph Churchill during the Wavertree by-election campaign [carbon]. 04 Apr 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/94 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, (Plaza Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina), instructing him to return "forthwith" to face libel action "otherwise consequences gravely injure your reputation especially Wavertree" [Sir Thomas White had brought an action, claiming that Randolph had libelled him during the Wavertree by-election campaign]. 07 Jun 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/108 Letter from E Roderick Dew, Lewis and Lewis, Solicitors, Ely Place, London EC1 to WSC, on out of court settlement between Randolph Churchill and Sir Thomas White, for libel in the Wavertree [Liverpool] by-election. Stating that the result [Randolph agreed to pay damages of 1,000 pounds] was far better than fighting the action out. Commenting that the settlement would not affect Randolph's political career, but if he had been cross examined by Sir Patrick Hastings it was possible that "things would have been said which might have had some reaction hereafter". 16 Jul 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/109 Letter from Kenneth Henderson, Legal Department, Associated Newspapers Limited, Carmelite House, London EC4, to WSC on the out of court settlement between Randolph Churchill and Sir Thomas White, for libel in the Wavertree [Liverpool] by-election [in which Randolph agreed to pay damages of 1,000 pounds]. Commenting that Randolph's prestige as a journalist and politician had not suffered, and the report in the Times made it quite clear that he did not grovel in any way. 16 Jul 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/116 Letter from Lord Derby (Derby House, Stratford Place, London W1) to WSC, offering to help Randolph Churchill's election campaign in Liverpool West Toxteth. 23 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/117 Letter from A W Hopkins (Park Road East, Birkenhead) to WSC, on Randolph Churchill's election campaign in West Toxteth. Stating that "Socialist rowdyism" was very highly organised in the constituency and that Randolph would not have a chance of airing his views. Commenting that as a Fascist, he believed that "people who pay, and go to listen to a speaker are entitled to be allowed to do so, and that if Randolph was a Fascist "we would see to it that what he wished to say he would be allowed to say, without fear or favour". 24 Oct 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/118 Telegram from WSC to Randolph Churchill, Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, confirming arrangements for election visit to West Toxteth. [Oct] 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/122 Telegram from WSC to Patrick Buchan-Hepburn, [later Lord Hailes], Central Committee Rooms, East Toxteth, Liverpool to WSC, thanks for letter on election meeting. 13 Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/125-126 Election leaflet for Randolph Churchill, Independent Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by-election, on Britain's trade losses in India [2 copies]. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/127 Election leaflet for Randolph Churchill, Independent Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by-election, on Home Rule for India. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/128 Election poster for Randolph Churchill, Independent Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/129 Election address of Joseph Cleary, Labour candidate in the Wavertree by-election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/130 Election leaflet for Randolph Churchill, Independent Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by-election, on Britain's trade losses in India. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/131 Election address of Joseph Cleary, Labour candidate in the Wavertree by-election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/132 Election address of James Platt, National Conservative candidate in the Wavertree by-election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/133 Election address of A Ernest Greaves, National Conservative candidate in the Wakefield by-election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/134 Liberal Party Leaflet "A Few Reasons Why You Should Support the Liberal Party". [1935]
25 CHAR 2/246/135 Election address of Artro Morris, Liberal Candidate in the Wavertree by-election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/136-152 Speech by Randolph Churchill, Independent Conservative Candidate at the Wavertree by-election [two typescript drafts]. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/153 Presscutting on Richard Findlay, Independent Conservative candidate in the Norwood by-election. Mar 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/154 Printed cartoon by Harry Hill on Randolph Churchill's candidacy in the Wavertree by-election. Feb 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/155 Election leaflet by Randolph Churchill, Conservative candidate for West Toxteth "Randolph Churchill exposes Socialist Humbug". Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/156 Election address of Randolph Churchill, Conservative candidate for West Toxteth, General Election, Nov 1935. Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/157 Election leaflet of Randolph Churchill, Conservative candidate for West Toxteth, General Election, Nov 1935 "If you agree as we do that Churchills are good got you - Just give your vote to Randolph and see what two can do". Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/158 Election leaflet of Randolph Churchill, Conservative candidate for West Toxteth, General Election, Nov 1935. Nov 1935
25 CHAR 2/246/159 "Final message" of Randolph Churchill, Conservative candidate for West Toxteth, General Election, 1935. Nov 1935

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