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25 CHAR 2/3/93-94 Letter from C.R. Roberts to WSC on recommendation for the Victoria Cross, asking WSC to use his influence to secure award [Roberts had been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal]. [Mar 1903]
25 CHAR 2/7/25 Letter from E.A. Gormley to WSC, asking for post in the British Delegation to the 1904 St Louis Exhibition annotated by WSC that he would make enquiries. 02 Apr 1903
25 CHAR 2/7/35-36 Letter from Corporal J.B. Curran, formerly 4th Hussars, to WSC, asking for help in obtaining post as Customs Messenger, enclosing copy of reference from Major F. Lee. 20 May 1903
25 CHAR 2/8/20 Letter from John Beasley Thornhill to WSC, asking for help in obtaining post with the Colonial Service. 15 Jul 1903
25 CHAR 2/8/48 Letter from C.J. Balaam to WSC, asking for help in obtaining post as Assistant Paymaster in the Royal Navy. 06 Aug 1903
25 CHAR 2/8/49 Letter from Lord Hardwicke, War Office, to WSC, on award of South African Medal to one of WSC's constituents, E. Sherer, late Royal Army Medical Corps. 08 Aug 1903
25 CHAR 2/9/26 Letter from E. Mayne to WSC, asking for help in obtaining Greenwich Pension for his father-in-law. 18 Nov 1903
25 CHAR 2/9/37 Letter from E. Mayne to WSC, on attempt to obtain Greenwich Pension for his father-in-law. 25 Nov 1903
25 CHAR 2/9/43 Letter from E.Mayne to WSC, on attempt to obtain Greenwich Pension for his father-in-law. 28 Nov 1903
25 CHAR 2/17/71 Letter from Edward Leighton Buckwell (Newington Vicarage, Folkestone, [Kent]) to WSC stating that he has cited WSC as a referee in support of his application for a post in the colonial police force. 03 Jun 1904
25 CHAR 2/18/34-35 Letter from William G Geoghegan (22 St Mels Terrace, Drumcondra, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) requesting a letter of support for his application for a clerkship with the Local Government Board for Ireland. 15 Oct 1904
25 CHAR 2/27/48-49 Letter from Bob Fitzpatrick (Irish Local Government Board, Edenvale, Conyngham Road, Dublin, [Ireland]) to George [Cornwallis-West] asking him to ask WSC to use his influence to ensure that Fitzpatrick's post as a Local Government Board inspector is made secure and that he gets promoted. [Sent with CHAR 2/27/47]. 01 Nov 1906
25 CHAR 2/27/50 Letter from ? (Eaton, Chester) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to get WSC to use his influence [to ensure that Bob Fitzpatricks's post as an Irish Local Government Board inspector is made secure and that he gets promoted]. [Sent with CHAR 2/27/47]. 04 Nov 1906
25 CHAR 2/29/61 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby (10 Downing Street) to WSC acknowledging his recommendation of Benn Wolfe Levy for an honour. 22 Mar 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/68 Letter from Brigadier-General Patrick Jeffreys (Dodington Place, Sittingbourne, [Kent]) to WSC thanking him and Lord Lucas for their help in securing the award to him of a Colonel's Distinguished Service Reward. 20 Jun 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/73 15 Aug 1907 Two letters from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Coombe Abbey, Coventry, [Warwickshire]) to 4th Lord Craven, one asking for Craven's agreement to be put forward for the appointment of Master of the Horse in the King's household, the other informing him that some one else is to be appointed. 27 Jul 1907
25 CHAR 2/33/11 Letter from Thomas Barclay (The Uplands, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, [Worcestershire]) to WSC asking that his name should not be mentioned in connection with the obtaining of an honour for Sir James ? and reporting the favourable reaction to WSC's recent speech [on social policy in Birmingham Town Hall]. 25 Jan 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/50 Letter from Frederick Mackarness MP (House of Commons Library) to WSC asking him to use his influence with Lord Crewe to obtain a Privy Councillorship for John Merriman, Prime Minister of Cape Colony, [South Africa]. 26 May 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/59 Letter from Alexander ? (4 Devonshire Place, [London]) to WSC asking whether he can assist H V Sawyer, a former captain in the Indian Army who lost his arm after a panther bite and is seeking a post as Assistant Inspector under the Poor Law. 03 Jun 1908
25 CHAR 2/35/50 Letter from James E Platt (Ingmanthorpe Hall, Wetherby, [Yorkshire]) to WSC asking him to see the Prime Minister to support Platt's claim to a knighthood or a baronetcy. Annotated that WSC will consider what he can do. 19 Oct [1908]
25 CHAR 2/36/14-15 Letter from E S Grieve (Cliffburn, Alyth, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to Blanche, Lady Hozier asking her to ask WSC to try and obtain a government post for her nephew, John Barclay Milne, an analytical chemist who served and worked in South Africa. 15 Nov 1908
25 CHAR 2/37/35 Letter from Arthur Haworth (Normanby, Altrincham, [Cheshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as President of the Board of Trade] and reporting the enthusiasm of Liberals in North-West Manchester. Asks WSC to help his friend Spencer Hogg to obtain a puisne judgeship in Jamaica [West Indies] before he (WSC) leaves the Colonial Office. 12 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/38/13 Letter from Lady Katharine Lyttelton (107 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter from Charles Lane Sansom [see CHAR 2/38/14] and asking WSC to ask John Burns about a post for Sansom under the Local Government Board. Refers obliquely to the marriage of her daughter Lucy to Charles Masterman. 15 Mar 1908
25 CHAR 2/39/60 Letter from A Henderson (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, Steam Packet Office, Newhaven, Sussex) to CSC asking her and her husband to help him in his application for the post of Docks and Warehouse Manager for the Port of London Authority. 15 May 1909
25 CHAR 2/39/126 Letter from ? (Poplar Farm, Cold Ash, Newbury, [Berkshire]) to WSC asking him to help a needy ex-soldier obtain the post of Chief Constable of Flintshire [Wales]. [1909]
25 CHAR 2/45/79 Letter from Joseph Pease (Duchy of Lancaster Office) to WSC stating that he will be glad to favourably consider the claims of J C Grime of Manchester to be a magistrate. Annotated by Edward Marsh that Grime be notified, 28 Dec, and with note of this being done, 31 Dec. 23 Dec 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/10 Letter from Shane Leslie (10 Great Cumberland Place, [London]) to WSC recommending Rev R G Bury to a canonry or other good living in the Church. Returned with CHAR 2/46/11. [Jun 1910]
25 CHAR 2/56/81 Letter from Reginald McKenna (Home Office) to WSC acknowledging WSC's recommendation that Major Atcherley, who has done excellent police work in the West Riding [of Yorkshire], should be considered for a post in the Home Office. 01 May 1912
25 CHAR 2/97/3-4 Letter from Lord Cromer (36 Wimpole Street, [London]) to Edward Grimwood Mears promising him a knighthood and some salary if he serves as secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/97/1. 03 Aug 1915
25 CHAR 2/97/5-6 Letter from Lord Cromer to Maurice Bonham-Carter [private secretary to Herbert Asquith] requesting that the promise made on behalf of Asquith to grant a knighthood to Edward Grimwood Mears for his work as secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry and for other services should be honoured by the new government. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/97/1. 08 Dec 1916
25 CHAR 2/97/7 Letter from Maurice Bonham-Carter [private secretary to Herbert Asquith] (10 Downing Street) to Lord Cromer promising that Edward Grimwood Mears will receive a knighthood. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/97/1. 12 Dec 1916
25 CHAR 2/106/80 Letter from Lady Pembroke (Wilton House, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC asking him to put forward the name of "Reggie" [Lord Pembroke] for the post of Lord Steward. 05 Sep [1919]
25 CHAR 2/106/84 Letter from [WSC] to [Lady Pembroke] on Lord Pembroke's wish to be appointed Lord Steward and the unfairness of the political careers of some young peers being set back because they served in the war. Typescript copy. 17 Sep 1919
25 CHAR 2/106/88 Letter from "Sunny" [9th Duke of Marlborough] (Blenheim Palace) to WSC noting that he approves Marlborough's nominations [? connected with the Lord Lieutenancy of Oxfordshire] and inviting WSC and CSC to stay. 21 Sep 1919
25 CHAR 2/106/95 Letter from WSC to "Sunny" [9th Duke of Marlborough] agreeing that he is right to hold back some nominations [? connected with the Lord Lieutenancy of Oxfordshire] and accepting his invitation to stay. Typescript copy. 25 Sep 1919
25 CHAR 2/111/125 Letter from J S Barnes (Admiralty) to Edward Marsh reporting that Walter Long [later Lord Long], the First Lord of the Admiralty, believes that a baronetcy rather than a peerage is the appropriate honour to confer on Sir Philip Watts. Annotated by Marsh that he has informed Watts and expressed WSC's regret. 29 Dec 1920
25 CHAR 2/114/84 Note from a secretary to [WSC] mentioning that Major Gerald Geiger is getting "C's" job and referring to a draft letter for WSC's signature recommending Lieutenant F J Wild for employment on the Reparations Commission [see CHAR 2/114/85]. 01 Mar 1921
25 CHAR 2/114/85 Letter from [WSC] to [Sir John Bradbury] recommending Lieutenant F J Wild for employment on the Reparations Commission. Manuscript draft. Typescript copy at CHAR 2/114/86. [01] [Mar] [1921]
25 CHAR 2/114/163 Letter from Sir William Graham Greene to Edward Marsh arguing that WSC would be justified in pressing for Sir Albert Stern to be awarded a higher rank in the legion d'honneur than chevalier. 29 Apr 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/91 Letter from Edward Marsh (Downing Street) to Thomas Flynn (131 Cambridge Street, Pimlico, [London]) reporting that WSC has asked the Admiralty to give favourable consideration to Flynn's claim. Typescript copy. 30 Jun 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/92 Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Downing Street) to Sidney Barnes reporting that WSC would be glad if something could be done for "his rescuer" [Thomas Flynn, a sailor who claimed to have rescued WSC from drowning when, as First Lord of the Admiralty, he was boarding a ship in rough weather]. Typescript copy. 30 Jun 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/128 Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Downing Street) to Captain Sir Acton Blake asking him to tell WSC how to answer a letter recommending Captain John Lewis to a Trinity House pension [see CHAR 2/115/129]. 19 Jul 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/129 Letter from Josiah Towyn Jones (12 Downing Street) to WSC recommending Captain John Lewis of New Quay, Cardiganshire, Wales to a Trinity House pension. 17 Jul 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/133 Letter from Captain Sir Acton Blake, Deputy Master of Trinity House, to Edward Marsh enclosing a copy of his reply to Josiah Towyn Jones's recommendation of Captain John Lewis to a Trinity House pension [see CHAR 2/115/134]. 20 Jul 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/134 Letter from Captain Sir Acton Blake, Deputy Master of Trinity House, to Josiah Towyn Jones replying to Jones's recommendation of Captain John Lewis to a Trinity House pension. Carbon copy sent with CHAR 2/115/133. 20 Jul 1921
25 CHAR 2/115/135 Note by Edward Marsh to [WSC] on the application for prize money of [Thomas] Flynn, a sailor who claims to have rescued WSC from drowning when, as First Lord of the Admiralty, he was boarding a ship on a rough day. [Jul] [1921]
25 CHAR 2/116/63 Letter in French from General Edmond Buat (Office of the Minister for War, Paris, [France]) to WSC asking him to use his influence to secure a permanent commission in the RAF for Leguen de Lacroix, a cousin of his currently serving in Egypt. 26 Sep 1921
25 CHAR 2/123/100 Letter from Robert Burns (Drum Rectory, Clones, County Monaghan, [Ireland]) to [? WSC] asking him to use his influence with 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] to secure for Burns the living of Alphamstone [Essex]. 26 Jun 1922
25 CHAR 2/147/43 Letter from Lieutenant-General Sir David Campbell (War Office) to WSC attributing his appointment as Military Secretary to WSC's support and asking him to put in a good word for him to the Secretary of State for War [Sir Laming Worthington-Evans]. 10 Feb [1926]
25 CHAR 2/164/1 Letter from Sir Robert Lynn (Constitutional Club, Northumberland Avenue, [London]) to WSC complaining about the Prime Minister's failure to appoint him to a post with the Wireless Company. 10 Jan 1929
25 CHAR 2/164/44-45 Letter from [WSC] to [Stanley Baldwin, later Lord Baldwin] recommending Frederick Guest and John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to the House of Lords. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Jun 1929
25 CHAR 2/164/109-111 Letter from [WSC] to Frederick Guest describing how the opposition in the Conservative Party to the granting of Liberal peerages prevents Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] from offering Guest one, advising Guest to join the Conservative Party, where WSC will be able to help him procure a suitable seat, and discussing the arrangements for his (WSC's) tour of Canada, the United States and South America. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Jun 1929
25 CHAR 2/384 Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence. Jan 1939 - Oct 1939
25 CHAR 2/386 Public and Political: General: correspondence with or about Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]. Sep 1939 - Sep 1941
25 CHAR 2/393 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party and praising his leadership. Jan 1940 - Dec 1940
25 CHAR 2/394 Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, E-G, many praising WSC's speeches and leadership. Sep 1939 - Nov 1940
25 CHAR 2/409 Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence. Jan 1940 - Nov 1940
25 CHAR 2/432A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence. Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
25 CHAR 2/455A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence. Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
25 CHAR 2/479A-B Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, T-Z. Jan 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 2/520A-B Public and Political: General: Patronage. 01 Jan 1944 - 31 Dec 1944
25 CHAR 2/527 Public and Political: General: Correspondence. 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 2/538 Public and Political: General. 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 2/539 Public and Political: General. 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Dec 1945
25 CHAR 2/540A-B Public and Political: General. 01 Jan 1945 - 30 [Jun] 1945
25 CHAR 2/541 Public and Political: General Public Correspondence L-M 01 Jan 1945 - 31 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 3 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]. 1900 - 1905
25 CHAR 3/1 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 12 Apr 1900 - 17 Dec 1901
25 CHAR 3/2 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 28 Jan 1902 - 04 Dec 1902
25 CHAR 3/4 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 12 Feb 1903 - 25 Aug 1903
25 CHAR 3/5 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence. 08 Jul 1903 - 30 Dec 1903
25 CHAR 3/7 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: Correspondence. 03 Jan 1904 - 27 Mar 1904
25 CHAR 3/8 Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence. 01 Apr 1904 - 09 Dec 1904
25 CHAR 4/3 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. 04 Jan 1905 - 29 Jun 1905
25 CHAR 4/10 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. Jan 1906 - Dec 1906
25 CHAR 4/13 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. Correspondents include: Fred Brierley and T W Killick about the Free Trade League; William Royle, Chairman of the Manchester Liberal Federation (3); Dr J Dulberg about the Manchester Jewish community's reaction to the proposed Aliens Bill and female suffrage (2) and WSC's reply; Fred Burn, Secretary of the Manchester Liberal Federation (2) and N Jacobson about WSC's intervention in the capmaker's strike (2). Jan 1907 - Dec 1907
25 CHAR 4/16 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. Jan 1908 - Apr 1908
25 CHAR 4/17 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. May 1908 - Nov 1908
25 CHAR 7/3 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence. 13 Feb 1926 -28 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 7/5 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence. 31 Jan 1928 - 06 Dec 1928
25 CHAR 7/22 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence R-T. Jan 1935 - Dec 1935
25 CHAR 7/27 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence E. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/28 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence F-G. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/29 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence H. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/32 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence O-R. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/37 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence E-G. Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
25 CHAR 7/42 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence U-Z. Jan 1937 - Dec 1937
25 CHAR 7/49 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Q-V. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 8/624 Literary: various correspondence. 04 Jan 1939 - 11 Dec 1939
25 CHAR 8/657 Literary: various correspondence. 31 Dec 1939 - 31 Dec 1940
25 CHAR 10/5 Official: Colonial Office: South and East Africa: correspondence. 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905
25 CHAR 10/8 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906
25 CHAR 10/17 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906
25 CHAR 10/18 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906
25 CHAR 10/21 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907
25 CHAR 10/25 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 May 1907 - 29 May 1907
25 CHAR 10/26 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 02 Jun 1907 - 30 Jun 1907
25 CHAR 10/27 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 03 Jul 1907 - Dec 1907
25 CHAR 10/53 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 12/2/1-3 Letter from Lord Gladstone (Home Office) to WSC marked "confidential"concerning the Home Office and the position of Home Secretary. Subjects covered include: honours and staff appointments; recommendations and observations on staff issues including praise for Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office]; advice on the urgency of legislation; the Factory and Prison Departments and the Mines Commission. Lord Gladstone advises WSC of the value of supervising sentences "you will be repaid by being able to lift up not a few miserable creatures out of trouble and disgrace." The letter contains manuscript alterations and post scripts in Lord Gladstone's hand including a recommendation that a booklet summarising recent criminal legislation be compiled. Signed typescript with manuscript additions. Includes envelope marked confidential, addressed to WSC. 19 Feb 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/11 Letter from Walter Runciman (15 Great College Street, Westminster [London]) marked "personal" recommending "Sinclair" for a vacancy as Factory Surgeon for the South Shields [Durham] district. Signed manuscript. 02 Mar 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/33 Letter from Lord Haldane (28, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster [London]) to WSC informing him that he has recommended Major-General John Brabazon be made Knight Commander of the Bath; asking WSC to write to Robert Harcourt recommending Major-General Cecil Macready for Knight Commander of St Michael and St George; and requesting a copy of WSC's proposals concerning aliens in fortified places during wartime. Signed manuscript. 09 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/2/42 Letter from Sir George Murray [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] in which he says that King George V and Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to the King], have the power to make appointments to the Companion of Imperial Service Order, but that he does not think that Mr Nutt should be given this honour. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/2/43 and CHAR 12/2/44. 16 Jun 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/43 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V], (Frogmore House, Windsor [Berkshire]) to Sir George Murray, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, asking on the King's behalf that Mr Nutt be appointed to the Companion of Imperial Service Order. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/2/42 and CHAR 12/2/44. 16 Jun 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/44 Letter from [Sir Edward Troup, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to [WSC] recording agreement with Sir George Murray [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] concerning recommendations to the Companion of Imperial Service Order. Manuscript signed with initials. See CHAR 12/2/42 and CHAR 12/2/43. 17 Jun 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/53 Letter from Adolphus Liddell [Private Secretary to Lord Chancellor] (House of Lords) to Edward Marsh enclosing Henry Stanger's letter [see CHAR 12/2/54] and reporting that the Lord Chancellor [Lord Loreburn, earlier Sir Robert Reid,] can do nothing regarding the case, as Judge Stanger "does not seem inclined to go". Signed manuscript. 14 Jul 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/54 Letter from Judge Henry Stanger (New Court, Temple [London]) to WSC saying that although he would like to serve the Home Office, he wants to retain the positions of Recorder for Nottingham and County Court Judge which he will hold until June 1911. Signed manuscript annotated "Stanger". Covering letter at CHAR 12/2/53. 12 Jul 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/75 Letter from Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] (Grand Hotel Klinger, Marienbad [Germany, later Marianske Lazne, Czechoslovakia]) to WSC recommending H H Haldinstein for appointment to the Recordership of Kingston-upon-Thames [Surrey]. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/2/76. 31 Aug 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/76 Copy of a letter from a Home Office official to Sir Rufus Isaacs (later Lord Reading) acknowledging receipt of his letter [see CHAR 12/2/75] recommending H H Haldinstein for the post of Recorder of Kingston-upon-Thames [Surrey], and pointing out that the power to make this appointment lies with the local authority. Unsigned typescript. 07 Sep 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/79 Letter from [Captain Charles] Fitzclarence (41 Ovington Square, Pont Street [London]) to WSC asking him to "give... favourable consideration" to his application for the post of Commissioner in the Metropolitan Police. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/2/80. 22 Aug 1910
25 CHAR 12/2/80 Letter from Nellie Melba (Ritz Hotel [London]) to WSC asking him to help Captain [Charles] Fitzclarence with his application for the post of Chief Constable [Commissioner] in the Metropolitan Police. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/2/79. 12 Aug [1910]
25 CHAR 12/2/92 Letter from Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank [Parliamentary Secretary, Treasury] marked "private" writing on behalf of WSC concerning the petition by Sir Alfred Mond for a Royal Licence to use supporters to his armorial bearings. Harris encloses Home Office papers [not present] concerning the use of this privilege and asks for Murray's opinion on the issue. Signed manuscript. 24 Sep 1910 - 25 Sep 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/1 Letter from Lewis Harcourt [First Commissioner of Works] (Nuneham Park, Oxford) to WSC about the appointment of a Deputy Chairman of the London [Quarter] Sessions. He is concerned that Alan Lawrie might be appointed to the post rather than Arthur Spokes (Recorder of Reading [Berkshire]) whom he considers better qualified. Signed typescript, annotated by Edward Marsh. 01 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/2 Letter from Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank [later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Midlothian Liberal Association, 95 Princes Street, Edinburgh [Scotland]) to Edward Marsh, asking him to remind WSC that he recommended Lord Ilkeston's son [Balthazar Foster, later 2nd Lord Ilkeston] for the position of magistrate in Birmingham, and Captain Major Sholto Douglas for a position in the Metropolitan Police. Signed manuscript, annotated by Edward Marsh. 03 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/4 Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Home Office) to WSC reporting that the A[ttorney] G[eneral] [Sir William Robson] had wanted to know why WSC had not included Ryland Adkins among the candidates for Recorder of Bedford. Marsh had explained that WSC intended Adkins to be Recorder of Nottingham as soon as [Henry] Stanger could be persuaded to resign. Adkins subsequently requested a letter from WSC to this effect in order that he might resolve the issue with Stanger, avoid a by election (there being no Tory candidate standing against him) and strengthen his practice [as a barrister]. The letter contains subsequent notes in the hand of WSC that he will consider the issue when he has seen the relevant papers, and that he would like to know the result of Adkins' discussions with Stanger in order to consider the electoral issues. Manuscript signed with initials. 05 Oct 1910 - 15 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/5 Letter from William Waugh (6 Pump Court, Temple [London]) replying to a Home Office official, asking him to thank WSC for the honour [the position of Recordership of Middlesborough] conferred on him by King George V. Signed manuscript. 10 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/6 Letter from Sir William Robson [formerly Attorney General] (26 Eaton Square [London]) to WSC recommending Ryland Adkins for the position of Recorder of Nottingham, on grounds of his experience and character. Signed manuscript. 13 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/8 Letter from Ryland Adkins (Milton, Northampton) to WSC thanking him for a letter recording his intention to appoint him as [Recorder of] Nottingham [when Henry Stanger resigns], saying that he will make an appointment to see Stanger as soon as possible and will inform WSC of the results. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/3/9. 16 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/9 Letter from Ryland Adkins (Milton, Northampton) to Edward Marsh thanking him for his letter sent with a letter from WSC, saying that he will make an appointment to see Stanger as soon as possible and will inform WSC of the results. Adkins assures Marsh that [WSC's] letter will only be shown to those from whom he is seeking advice on how to approach Stanger. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/3/8. 16 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/11-12 Copy of a letter from [Sir Edward Troup, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading, Attorney General] concerning the appointment of a Labour Advisor to the Home Office, who is likely to be a Member of Parliament, requesting his interpretation of the relevant statute on whether the Member would be disqualified from sitting in Parliament from the time he accepts the position, or from the time he takes up the post. [Sir Edward's] opinion is that the Member would only be disqualified from the time he took up the position. Unsigned typescript, annotated with handwritten corrections. See CHAR 12/2/13. 22 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/13 Letter from Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading], on the notepaper of the Attorney General, to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] concerning the appointment of a Member of Parliament as Labour Advisor to the Home Office, citing the cases relevant to the statute which indicate that the Member would be disqualified from sitting in Parliament from the time he accepted the position. Signed typescript annotated with handwritten corrections and a note from Edward Marsh to Sir Edward Troup saying that he has written to discover whether the announcement of the appointment would have the same effect. See CHAR 12/2/11 and CHAR 12/2/12. 22 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/24 Letter from Sir Edward Russell (The Daily Post and Mercury, Victoria Street, Liverpool) to WSC enclosing an article from the [Liverpool] Daily Post and Mercury [see CHAR 12/3/25] concerning the position of Stipendiary Magistrate in Liverpool. Sir Edward agrees with a letter written by WSC and argues that the salary for this post should be raised so as to avoid the conduct of the postholder being a matter of discussion by the [City] Council; that Alderman Salvidge acted "by a desire to make a good stroke for the municipal ward elections"; and urges action from the Home Office "to queer them in this instance". Signed manuscript annotated "dictated". 30 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/25 Page from the Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury containing an article entitled "An Alderman Gone Wrong" which discusses Alderman Salvidge's actions regarding the post of Stipendiary Magistrate in Liverpool, alleging that he was motivated by the fear that the position might be filled by a Liberal, despite the fact that the present Liberal Government has not been influenced by nepotism in making appointments. Covering letter at CHAR 12/3/24. 29 Oct 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/47 Letter from Lord Loreburn [earlier Sir Robert Reid, Lord Chancellor] (8 Eaton Square [London]) to WSC. Lord Loreburn has received a letter from [Henry] Stanger who had declined to resign as Recorder [of Nottingham] when made County Court Judge, as he intended to hold the positions simultaneously for a year, and had been offered o100 to resign by Sir Ryland Adkins. Lord Loreburn's opinion is that it would have been "proper" for Stanger to resign to spare his successor a by election and that the offer of o100 should not have been made. When Lloyd Morgan was made a County Court Judge, he would have been told that he would have to resign his Recordership [of Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales] within a year, and Lord Loreburn had tried unsuccessfully to see him to persuade him to resign to avoid a by election. He describes Lloyd Morgan's actions as "very unfortunate". Signed manuscript. 05 Dec 1910
25 CHAR 12/3/60 Note from "C" [Lord Crewe, earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for the Colonies], on the notepaper of the First Lord of the Treasury, to [WSC] in response to WSC's request for particulars of two Natal men, saying that he does not think he can do anything at the Colonial Office. [1910]
25 CHAR 12/7/1 Copy of the Police Review and Parade Gossip containing two marked articles relating to nominations for the King's medal submitted for approval by the Home Secretary, and a collecting fund established for the relief of Ex-Inspector [John] Syme. Covering note at CHAR 12/7/2. 04 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/113 Letter from Lionel Lindsay, Chief Constable of Glamorgan (Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan [Wales]) to WSC thanking him for recommending him for the King's Medal. He mentions the likelihood that striking miners at the Clydach Vale Colliery [Glamorgan] will attempt to obstruct colliers who have volunteered to work there, and that the Police will protect the latter with military assistance. Signed manuscript. 17 Mar 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/125 Letter from Sir John French [later Lord Ypres] (22 North Audley Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC thanking him for his action in the "case of the new Recorder of Brighton [East Sussex]". Signed manuscript. 01 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/130 Telegram from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes] to [WSC] marked "confidential" asking for help in securing the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Manuscript]. 11 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/131 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to [WSC] marked "confidential" asking for help in securing the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Signed manuscript]. 11 Apr [1910]
25 CHAR 12/9/132 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham- Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to "Jack" [John Seely, later 1st Lord Mottistone] marked "confidential" asking him to use his influence with the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] to secure him the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Signed manuscript]. 11 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/133 Letter from Harold Tennant (Board of Trade) to WSC enclosing a note [not present] and asking WSC to help Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes, in securing the position of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands]. Signed manuscript. 12 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/134 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham- Fiennes] (28 Throgmorton Street, London) to WSC marked "confidential" complimenting him on a speech made in the House of Commons, and asking him to help him secure the position [of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands]. Signed manuscript. 13 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/135 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to WSC marked "confidential" saying that he has discovered that WSC is responsible for appointing the [Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands], that he realises that it may not be possible for WSC to appoint him to this position and asks him to consider him "in another direction". [Signed manuscript]. 13 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/136 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC] thanking him for his letter and asking him to thank WSC for his efforts [to secure him the position of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands]. He adds that he does not want WSC to do anything that will "cause trouble". [Signed manuscript]. 15 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 12/9/137 Notes by Sidney Harris [Under-Secretary of State, Home Office] concerning the position of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands] and the eligibility of Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] for the post. Manuscript signed with initials, annotated by Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC] and WSC. [Apr] [1910]
25 CHAR 12/9/139 Letter from John Gulland (House of Commons) to [WSC] concerning the rumour that a Tory, Dr Scott, is to be appointed to the position of [Factory] Medical Officer in Glasgow [Lanarkshire, Scotland]. He warns that this appointment would create resentment amongst the Liberals. Signed manuscript. 20 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/144 Letter from John Gulland (Treasury, 12 Downing Street [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter [see CHAR 12/9/145-146] concerning the appointment of Dr Scott as Factory Medical Officer in Glasgow [Lanarkshire, Scotland]. Signed typescript. 25 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/145-146 Letter from W Webster, Secretary of the Scottish Liberal Association (Merchants' House Buildings, 7 West George Street, Glasgow [Lanarkshire, Scotland]) to John Gulland concerning the appointment of Dr Scott as Factory Medical Officer in Glasgow which has created "a good deal of bad feeling". The credentials of the applicants for the post vacated by Dr Scott are discussed. Signed typescript. 24 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/12 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC recommending that Major Edwin Wodehouse and Sir Melville Macnaghter be honoured in the Coronation honours. Signed manuscript annotated by WSC. 19 May 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/89 Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to the Attorney General [Sir Rufus Isaacs, later Lord Reading] recommending that [Alan] Lawrie be appointed as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions. Manuscript in the hand of Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office]. [Sep] [1911]
25 CHAR 13/5/27-28 Letter from WSC to King George V, on the King's wish that two naval officers should not be advanced to the grade of KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] in the Birthday Honours, asking him to reconsider, and putting forward the names of Vice-Admiral Stanley Colville and Lieutenant-General William Nicholls, Royal Marine Artillery [both men were awarded the KCB in 1912]. [1912]
25 CHAR 13/6A/229 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Secretary, Board of Admiralty [Sir (William) Graham Greene], recommending Admiral Ernest Rice for a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath], stating that his son, a "brilliant officer" had just been killed in a flying accident, and he felt it appropriate to review the Admiral's claim for recognition. [Carbon] [KCB awarded, 1914]. 09 Jun [1914]
25 CHAR 13/6B/268 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], on the proposal to award the KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] to Admiral Ernest Rice, stating that he found it unusual to confer honours on retired officers, and that as they were already giving a GCB [Knight Grand Cross of the Bath] to Admiral Sir Reginald Custance, he did not propose to put Rice's name forward to the King. [Carbon] [Admiral Rice was awarded a KCB in 1914]. 21 Apr [1913]
25 CHAR 13/9/70 Letter from Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to WSC, reporting a meeting with 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V] on the Birthday Honours List, stating that the King was anxious to announce the two naval KCBs [Knight Commander of the Bath], and was "distressed" at the idea of a blank sheet for the Royal Navy. Asquith comments that he had made clear WSC's invidious position with 40 CBs [Commander of the Order of the Bath] at his potential disposal, and a number of able officers deserving reward, "but a legal disability to bring together supply and demand"; he assures WSC that the King, as a sailor, was sympathetic, and suggested the establishment of a Committee of Enquiry chaired by Prince Louis of Battenberg [2nd Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], suggesting that WSC should be content with this and submit the two KCBs without delay. 13 Jun 1912
25 CHAR 13/9/77 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to King George V, on naval honours, complaining that it was unfair that 21 army officers were decorated with or advanced in the Order of the Bath, but that only one naval officer was so rewarded. [Manuscript copy, signed by WSC]. [25] [Jun] [1912]
25 CHAR 13/9/92 Letter from King George V, (Windsor Castle [Berkshire]), to WSC, sympathising with WSC regarding the "unfairness of existing arrangements for the bestowal of honours on Officers of the Navy", and stating that he was prepared to agree to the appointment of a Committee to consider the institution of a special decoration for the Royal Navy. He also asks for WSC's assurance that there was a demand for the decoration among naval officers. 24 Jun 1912
25 CHAR 13/9/93 Note from WSC (Admiralty), to Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], asking him to read a draft letter to King George V on naval honours, with Asquith's reply, suggesting that he accept the suggestion of a committee to consider the question. [Hand-written, initialled by Churchill and Asquith]. 24 Jun 1912
25 CHAR 13/12/10 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to the Naval Secretary, Admiralty [Rear-Admiral Dudley de Chair], asking for list of 7 or 8 officers to receive the Civil CB [Commander of the Order of the Bath], including Rear- Admiral Frederic Brock, and Commander Frederic Dreyer. [Carbon]. 09 Aug 1912
25 CHAR 13/19/109-113 Letter from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on saving of oil in First Fleet flotillas. He also proposes to transfer the Admiralty steam barge from Portsmouth [Hampshire] to the Thames, where it could be used by members of the Board of Admiralty for visits to naval establishments on the river; also on proposals to open the Order of the Bath to officers of self-governing Dominions and Colonies. 17 May 1913
25 CHAR 13/22B/212-215 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], recommending the appointment of Rear-Admiral John de Robeck for a regular command afloat, suggesting his appointment as 2nd in Command of a Battle Squadron. WSC states that de Robeck was better suited for the regular duties of a sea officer than for the special work of Admiral of Patrols, in which "considerable tactical ability ... and a marked appreciation of tactical and strategic conditions" were required". WSC states that Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Arbuthnot would be a good candidate, but that his "tact and temper would be a handicap to him in a position where he would have the opportunity of quarrelling with so many people". WSC also recommends Rear-Admiral Arthur Leveson for the post of Director of Operations, and Captain Henry Oliver as Director of Naval Intelligence; also commenting on the possibility of appointing Admiral Sir Reginald Custance as Chief of the War Staff. 18 Sep 1913
25 CHAR 13/22B/247-248 Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the Admiralty Honours List, asking for CB's [Commanderships of the Order of the Bath] for James Masterton Smith [Private Secretary to WSC] and Reginald Acland, the Judge-Advocate of the Fleet. WSC states that if a Civil CB was impossible for Acland, he should be considered for a simple knighthood; WSC also comments on the claims of Anthony Lyster, President of the Institute of Civil Engineers, and Alfred Yarrow. [Carbon copy]. Nov 1913
25 CHAR 13/26/78-79 Submission from [? James Masterton Smith, Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, recommending Lieutenant-Commander Robinson for promotion to Commander. Includes note of WSC's reply, agreeing and making other recommendations for promotions or decorations. 10 Apr [1915]
25 CHAR 13/27B/67 Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later Lord Milford Haven] stating that he could not pass over Rear-Admiral Alexander Duff in favour of Rear-Admiral Horace Hood for the post of Rear Admiral, 4th Battle Squadron, as Duff was senior, and had been promised the post once mobilisation was complete. WSC recommends Hood for the Dover Patrol. [Hand-written copy, unsigned]. 09 Oct 1914
25 CHAR 13/29/107-108 Minute by WSC, on decision to submit the name of Rear-Admiral Archibald Moore for a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath], stating that it was important that awards for peace-time service should be cleared off first, and not intermingled with those for war service. [Carbon] [Admiral Moore was awarded the KCB in 1914]. 12 Aug 1914
25 CHAR 13/49/39-40 Letters from Waldorf Astor [later 2nd Lord Astor of Hever Castle] (Cliveden [Buckinghamshire]) to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC], supporting the application of Allan Gordon Hambly for a commission as a Paymaster in the Royal Navy. 22 Feb 1915 - 20 Mar 1915
25 CHAR 16/3 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on demobilisation problems. 01 Jan 1919 - 31 Jan 1919
25 CHAR 16/4 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry. 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
25 CHAR 16/5 Official: War and Air: correspondence. 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
25 CHAR 16/6 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
25 CHAR 16/7 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 May 1919 - 31 May 1919
25 CHAR 16/8 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign. 02 Jun 1919 - 30 Jun 1919
25 CHAR 16/9 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 1919
25 CHAR 16/10 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
25 CHAR 16/11 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 24 Aug 1919 - 30 Sep 1919
25 CHAR 16/12 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign. 18 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919
25 CHAR 16/13 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign. 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919
25 CHAR 16/14 Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign. 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
25 CHAR 16/15A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919
25 CHAR 16/43 Official: War and Air: correspondence for Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 08 Feb 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
25 CHAR 16/48A-B Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 20 Oct 1919 - 31 Aug 1920
25 CHAR 16/49 Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920
25 CHAR 16/50 Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 04 Nov 1920 - 30 Dec 1920
25 CHAR 16/52A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920
25 CHAR 16/53A-B Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes. 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920
25 CHAR 16/70 Official: War and Air: correspondence for Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 18 Jan 1920 - 30 Dec 1920
25 CHAR 16/72 Official: War and Air: correspondence. 30 Dec 1920 - 15 Nov 1921
25 CHAR 16/77 Official: War and Air: correspondence for Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]. 05 Jan 1921 - 16 Jul 1921
25 CHAR 17/2 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence (mainly on affairs in Mesopotamia, Iraq). 08 Jan 1921 - 28 Feb 1921
25 CHAR 17/3 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 01 Mar 1921 - 13 Apr 1921
25 CHAR 17/5 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 01 May 1921 - 31 May 1921
25 CHAR 17/7 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 06 Jun 1921 - 30 Jul 1921
25 CHAR 17/8 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 02 Aug 1921 - 29 Aug 1921
25 CHAR 17/9 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 22 Sep 1921 - 30 Sep 1921
25 CHAR 17/22 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 02 Jan 1922 - 27 Feb 1922
25 CHAR 17/23 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 05 Mar 1922 - 30 Apr 1922
25 CHAR 17/24 Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence. 03 May 1922 - 28 Jun 1922
25 CHAR 18/1 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 08 Nov 1924 - 28 Dec 1924
25 CHAR 18/27 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 11 Jan 1926 - 16 Jul 1926
25 CHAR 18/73 Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] to government ministers, senior civil servants, MPs and Lords (carbon copies). 04 Jan 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
25 CHAR 18/90 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 30 Apr 1928 - 31 May 1928
25 CHAR 18/101 Official: Treasury: correspondence. 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929
25 CHAR 18/102 Official: Treasury: correspondence from WSC (carbon copies). 02 Jan 1929 - 04 Jun 1929
25 CHAR 19/2A/46-49 Letter from WSC to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain suggesting [1st] Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran] for the post of Additional Civil Lord overseeing the Fleet Air Arm and [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] to take over Lloyd's position as Chairman of the British Council. [carbon]. 29 Sep 1939
25 CHAR 20/1/44 Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] (War Office, Whitehall [London]) to WSC recommending that [Major-General Hastings] Ismay should be awarded a KBE [Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire] instead of a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath]. Signed typescript. 05 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/1/45 Note to WSC discussing an honour for [Major-General Hastings] Ismay and suggesting that he deserves a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] instead of a KBE [Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire]. Typescript annotated by WSC with a note that he agrees. 05 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/1/46 Copy of a letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] informing him that he believes that [Major-General Hastings] Ismay should be awarded a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] because of his high position in the 'executive machine'. Carbon typescript. 05 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/1/47 Copy of a letter to Victor Bouvenzier [Private Secretary to Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] enclosing a copy of a letter from WSC to Eden [see CHAR 20/1/48] suggesting that he should find out whether WSC's decision [regarding an honour for Major-General Hastings Ismay] had been altered. Carbon typescript. 06 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/1/48 Copy of a letter from [WSC] to Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Secretary of State for War] informing him that he believes that [Major-General Hastings] Ismay should be awarded a KCB [Knight Commander of the Bath] because of his high position in the 'executive machine'. Unsigned typescript. 05 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/7/96-105 Correspondence (May - June 1940) between WSC and Sir Alexander Hardinge [Private Secretary to King George VI] and a draft letter from WSC to the King on WSC's request for Brendan Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to be made a Privy Councillor; the King refused as such positions were reserved "for those who have attained high office in, or rendered long service to, the State"; WSC persuaded him that Bracken had avoided high office by remaining as Private Secretary to WSC and not spreading false assurances about the British Air Force; cites precedent of Private Secretary to Arthur Balfour, Sanders, who was made a Privy Councillor in 1902; includes notes by Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford, Secretary to WSC] and Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] on filing the correspondence (1947). May 1940 - Jul 1947
25 CHAR 20/11 Official: Prime Minister: correspondence on appointments to office. May 1940 - Jan 1941
25 CHAR 20/11/1 Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] to WSC suggesting James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] for the Chief Whip appointment, in preference to Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne] or James Stuart. [manuscript; incorrectly dated "1940"]. 08 Jan 1941
25 CHAR 20/11/2-3 Letter from "Rosie" [Lady Ridley] to WSC recommending her son, Matthew [3rd] Lord Ridley [Chairman of Committee in Mines Department and of Northumberland County Council] for a place in the reconstructed government. 09 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/4-5 Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on the composition of the new War Cabinet: [Clement] Attlee and [Arthur] Greenwood both want to be included; WSC wants A V Alexander [later 1st Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], [Herbert] Morrison and [Ernest] Bevin; [Hugh] Dalton and [Sir Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] must be considered; asks Chamberlain to be Lord President of the Council; adds that British and French Forces are already on the Antwerp-Namur line [Belgium]. [draft carbon; annotated by WSC at a later date "Bk.3 ch.1"]. 11 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/7 Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford [and Asquith, earlier Margot Asquith] (44, Bedford Square, London) to WSC asking him to find work for [1st] Lord Trenchard. Pencil manuscript. 27 Jul 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 20/11/10-11 Letter from Richard Morris, former Liberal MP, to WSC proposing Thomas Horabin MP for an under-secretaryship because of his organisational skills [signed typescript]; with acknowledgement from [Prime Minister's Private Secretary, John] Peck. 12 May 1940-15 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/13 Letter from Sir John Reith [Minister of Transport] to [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary Eric] Seal suggesting that Robert Bernays MP might be appointed as his under-secretary. 17 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/40-41 List of names on envelope and "Humble suggestions" of names for office. [manuscript, in the hand of Brendan Bracken]. [May 1940]
25 CHAR 20/11/53 Letter from John [1st] Lord Stonehaven [earlier Sir John Baird] to Edward, Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary] proposing that [1st] Lord Weir be made Secretary of State for Air in preference to Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood]. [typescript] Forwarded to WSC by Halifax. 09 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/54-55 Letter from [1st] Lord Greenwood [in capacity as acting President of the Steel Federation] to WSC asking him to keep Sir Andrew Duncan at the Board of Trade; put Sir John Reith at the Air Ministry, "Max" [1st Lord Beaverbrook, earlier Sir Max Aitken] or Beverley Baxter at the Ministry of Information, Ernest Bevin at the Ministry of Supply, and keep [Leo] Amery in mind. [manuscript]. 11 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/57 Letter from [4th] Lord Salisbury to WSC declining the suggestion that he could be of use on the Front Bench, and pleading old age as his reason; as an alternative he proposes [2nd] Lord Zetland [earlier Lord Ronaldshay], with [1st] Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister], Sir Patrick Hastings and [11th] Lord Balfour of Burleigh [earlier George Bruce] for substantial office. [manuscript]. 12 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/68-70 Letter from Leo Amery to WSC asking for Sir Hugh O'Neill [later 1st Lord Rathcavan] as his Under-Secretary of State; refers to [Harold] Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], "Dick" [Richard] Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine], [Robert] Boothby, [Lord] Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury], [Paul] Emrys-Evans, and [Clement] Davies. [typescript] Encloses letter from Norman ?[Robotham; page damaged] on WSC's popularity in San Francisco [United States]. [manuscript]. 14 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/76-77 Letter from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, Foreign Secretary] to WSC on the leadership of the House of Lords: [4th Lord] Salisbury is too old to deal with the stress, Jim [7th Lord] Stanhope [earlier Lord Mahon] not worth considering, [2nd Lord] Zetland [earlier Lord Ronaldshay] "does not fit into your whole bill" so [1st Lord] Caldecote [earlier Sir Thomas Inskip] or [1st Lord] Snell would be the best choice. [typescript]. 12 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/84-85 Letter from Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Secretary of State for War, to WSC with details about "Jim" [James] Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], suggesting him for Government Whip, enclosing a note from Thomas who has been classified unfit for military service. [typescript and manuscript]. 17 May 1940
25 CHAR 20/11/105-107 Letter from WSC to Neville Chamberlain [Lord President of the Council] asking him to consider the enclosed letter to Sir John Anderson MP [later 1st Lord Waverley, Home Secretary] expressing doubts about Sir Hugh Elles in the light of his recent "foolish broadcast" and failure to inspire confidence; WSC suggests [John] Moore-Brabazon [later 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara] as a replacement but has not decided whether appointment should be ministerial or non-ministerial. [copy]. 22 Jun 1940
25 CHAR 20/12/56 Letter from "H J W" [Sir Horace Wilson, Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and official Head of HM Civil Service] to Sir James Grigg (War Office) conveying the favourable opinion of [?Sir] Warren [Fisher, Regional Commander for Civil Defence, North-West Region] of [Lieutenant-General] Robert Haining as "a born Chief of Staff and would be first rate in that capacity to armies in the field". [carbon]. 29 Sep 1940
25 CHAR 20/20/28-31 Minute [from WSC] to Chancellor of the Exchequer [Sir Kingsley Wood] favouring the appointment of [Sir James] Grigg [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War] over [Sir Arthur] Street [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Air] to the post [of Head of HM Civil Service]; mentions that Permanent Secretary to the Treasury [and Civil Service Head, Sir Horace Wilson] has "a very bad record and is the object of widespread distrust". [typescript copy] Encloses note from the Lord Privy Seal [Clement Attlee] on Civil Service resistance to Government decisions, blaming the "[Sir] Warren Fisher regime continued by Horace Wilson", suggesting replacing Wilson with Street. [typescript copy and manuscript original, not in Attlee's hand]. 26 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/21B/182 Letter from WSC to Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] on the awarding of honours: it would not possible to give a privy councillorship to Charles Ammon as political honours are not being awarded; David Grenfell [Secretary for Mines], as a minister is eligible, however then [John] Llewellin [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Aircraft Production] would have to receive consideration. 01 Apr 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/232-233 Letter from WSC to Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] informing him that Ambassadors do not automatically become Privy Councillors and criticisms have been made of the abilities of Sir Miles Lampson [British Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner for the Sudan, later 1st Lord Killearn] by Clement Attlee [Lord Privy Seal] amongst others, but if Eden is adamant WSC will submit Lampson's name to King George VI. 13 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/249 Letter from WSC to Richard Bennett proposing that he be nominated for a Viscounty. 21 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/250 Letter from WSC to Sir Wilfrid Greene [Master of the Rolls] proposing that he be nominated for a Barony. 21 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/251 Letter from WSC to Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso] proposing that he be appointed a Knight of the Order of the Thistle. 21 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/252 Letter from WSC to A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] proposing that he be appointed a Member of the Order of Companions of Honour. 21 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/253 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Tizard proposing that he be appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. 21 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/255 Letter from WSC to Thomas Loveday [Vice-Chancellor, Bristol University] proposing that he be nominated for a knighthood; hopes he will accept the honour this time rather than declining. 24 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/258 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Rushcliffe [earlier Henry Betterton] proposing that he be nominated for the honour of Grand Commander of the Order of the British Empire. 26 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/260 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Nuffield [earlier William Morris] proposing that he be nominated for the honour of Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire. 28 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/21C/261 Letter from WSC to Vincent Massey [High Commissioner for Canada in Britain] proposing that he should be recommended for a position on the Privy Council. 29 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/22A/11 Letter from WSC to Lord Macmillan [Chairman, Political Honours Scrutiny Committee] on the need to elevate 4 Labour members to the House of Lords to redress the balance "for the effectual conduct of Debates". 09 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/22A/50 Letter from WSC to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Cosmo Lang] with proposals for the vacant Bishoprics: the Bishop of Southwark [Richard Godfrey] to Hereford; Frederick Cockin, Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral [London] to be Bishop of Southwark; Noel Hudson [Assistant Bishop of St Albans] to be Bishop of Newcastle; [Frank] Russell Barry [Canon of Westminster] to be Dean of St. Paul's and William Cash, Prebendary of St Paul's, to be Bishop of Worcester. 05 Aug 1941
25 CHAR 20/22B/132 Letter from WSC to Sir Ralph Wedgwood proposing that he be nominated for a Baronetcy in the New Year's Honours List in recognition of his services as Chairman of the Railway Executive Committee. 20 Sep 1941
25 CHAR 20/22C/246-248 Letter from WSC to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley] thanking him for recommending Alderman Alfred Shennan for an honour but explaining that Lancashire and Liverpool are already in receipt of a large number of Honours in comparison to other counties. 13 Nov 1941
25 CHAR 20/30/37-48 Correspondence between Leslie Rowan [Private Secretary to WSC] and [? Mary Ann Stocks], Ministry of Labour and Norman Tucker, Treasury, on a suggestion by W T Towler [Director, Towler and Son Limited, Engineers] that an Industrial Cross or Distinguished Labour Order should be instituted in future honours and on taxation; also includes copy of letter by John Martin [Private Secretary to WSC] to Sir Robert Knox [Secretary, Political Honours Scrutiny Committee. 16 Nov 1941 - 08 Dec 1941
25 CHAR 20/34 Official: Prime Minister: correspondence on appointments to office. Jan 1941 - Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/34/1-2 Note from James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] to WSC advising that [4th] Lord Templemore [earlier Arthur Chichester] would not be "the best man" for the Ministry of Agriculture; with manuscript letter of recommendation for Templemore from "John" [1st Lord Simon of Stackpole Elidor]. 05 Feb 1941 - 06 Feb 1941
25 CHAR 20/34/3-4 Letter from J H Edge (The Press Club, St Bride's House, Salisbury Square [London]) to WSC recommending H Leslie Boyce MP for the post of Minister of Production. Signed manuscript with carbon copy of letter of acknowledgement from [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to Edge. 24 Jul 1941 - 26 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/34/6 Letter from Anthony [Eden, later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Foreign Office) to WSC asking for "Dick" [Richard] Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine] as Under-Secretary rather than Duncan [Sandys]. Signed manuscript. 16 Jul 1941
25 CHAR 20/34/10 Note by WSC on [David] Margesson's thoughts on [Ernest] Thurtle [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information] and [Philip] Noel-Baker. With reply in unidentified hand. c 1941
25 CHAR 20/34/12-15 Note from [Brendan] Bracken [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC] to WSC dated 7 June on changes in ministerial office: suggests [Harry] Crookshank for Ministry of Fuel, Light and Power; [R A] Butler as Financial Secretary of the Treasury; Under-Secretaryships: Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine] at the Foreign Office; Philip [Noel-]Baker at the Ministry of Information; "Nicholson" [?Harold Nicolson, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information] to the Board of Education; [James] Chuter-Ede and Geoffrey Lloyd to Ministry of Fuel, Light and Power, Graham White as Financial Secretary to the War Office, and George Lambert as Paymaster-General. Initialled typescript. Second manuscript note suggesting "Top" [Lord] Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] and Oliver Stanley need "soothing". Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/34/19 Note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] (Admiralty) to WSC suggesting [Robert] Hudson or [Sir John] Reith for the Ministry of Transport instead of Ernest Brown. Manuscript. c 1940
25 CHAR 20/35/5-12 Letter from Admiral Sir Frederic Dreyer (United Services Club, Pall Mall [London]) to WSC requesting that his brother, Major-General John Dreyer, be employed in Anti-Aircraft Ground Defences, with details of his brother's career and a note of his own achievements in arranging for the training of merchant seamen as machine gunners. Signed manuscript with manuscript and typescript enclosures. With note from "E A S" [Eric Seal, Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] to WSC summarising the material and carbon of acknowledgement sent to Dreyer. 01 May 1941 - 05 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/35/39-41 Letter from Frank [Partridge], the Bishop of Portsmouth [Hampshire], to WSC recommending Sir Hanson Rowbotham, a contractor from the Isle of Wight, for war work. Signed typescript followed by draft and carbon of reply from "J M M" [John Martin, Prime Minister's Private Secretary]. 19 Jun 1941 - 24 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/38/82 Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] asking if he would accept appointment as an Honorary Field Marshal of the British Army. 08 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/38/113 Telegram from WSC to Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] asking his approval for Vincent Massey [Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom]to be made a Privy Counsellor. 12 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/38/118-119 Telegram from Acting High Commissioner of South Africa, with message from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC accepting the appointment as an Honorary Field Marshal of the British Army. 13 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/39/61 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] recommending Eric Seal, formerly Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, now appointed Secretary of the Admiralty in Washington. 31 May 1941
25 CHAR 20/39/72 Telegram from Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] to WSC promising to assist Eric Seal [formerly Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, now appointed Secretary of the Admiralty in Washington]. 02 Jun 1941
25 CHAR 20/39/131-132 Telegram from WSC to Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] asking him to contact Josiah Wedgwood on tour in America and enquire whether he would accept a Barony of the United Kingdom and represent Labour in the House of Lords; with reply of acceptance from Wedgwood. 14 Jun 1941

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