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25 CHAR 1/399B/202 Map of the United States issued by the Union Pacific System, with Union Pacific railroads marked in red. c 1932
25 CHAR 2/2/12 Letter from George Townsend Warner to WSC, asking him to help to oppose extension of tramways in Harrow-on-the-Hill [Middlesex] [annotated by WSC, agreeing to help if the matter came before Parliament]. 18 Jun 1902
25 CHAR 2/16/72-73 Letter from William Landon, Sale Ratepayers' Association, to WSC, enclosing copy of electoral address for Sale Urban District Council Election, opposing sale of the tramways to a "Yankee syndicate". 12 Mar 1904
25 CHAR 2/21/14-15 Cuttings from The Friend [Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State, South Africa]: resignation of Mr Hichens, the former Colonial Treasurer, supposedly over the national railway policy of the Transvaal and its implications for relations between the South African colonies. 18 Mar 1907
25 CHAR 2/29/56 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (India Office) to WSC on government funding [for Louis Brennan's gyroscopic monorail system]. 13 Mar 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/7 Letter from Louis Brennan (Woodland, Gillingham, Kent) to WSC announcing that the India Office have agreed to grant him (Brennan) £5000 and that the War Office will give him the use of the torpedo factory and other facilities for the development of his monorail system. 11 Apr 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/8 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley (India Office) to WSC enjoining secrecy [? about the grant to Louis Brennan for his monorail system]. 15 Apr 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/38-40 Telegram from Alfred Jones (Liverpool) to WSC congratulating him on his recent remarks about monopolies and reporting that he (Jones) is about to go to Manchester to meet Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and to discuss policy on the railways and cotton-growing. 10 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/87-90 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (Head Quarters, Southern Command, Tidworth House, Andover, [Hampshire]) to WSC on: WSC's report on the French army manoeuvres; Lloyd George's successful intervention in the railway dispute; the reform of the Territorial Army and the South African constitution as the main achievements of the present government. Signed typescript. 18 Nov 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/92-95 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on: disruption by suffragettes of speeches by cabinet ministers; the Tories' split over Tariff Reform; the industrious campaigning of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane]; reaction to Haldane's army estimates and 2nd Lord Tweedmouth's naval estimates; the introduction of old age pensions and Labour Party criticism of them; the prospect of the miners' group adhering to the Labour Party and its effect on the position in the party of David Shackleton, James Keir Hardy and James Ramsay Macdonald; Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's health and the respective claims of Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and Sir Edward Grey later Lord Grey of Fallodon] to be his successor; David Lloyd George's intervention in the railway dispute; Augustine Birrell's loss of control in Ireland. 13 Dec 1907
25 CHAR 2/31/11 London traffic: printed confidential memorandum for the Cabinet by David Lloyd George considering the means of dealing administratively with some of the problems identified in the report of the Royal Commission on the Means of Locomotion and Transport in Greater London. 5, [1p]. 28 May 1907
25 CHAR 2/34/38 Letter from Frederick Verney MP (12 Connaught Place, Marble Arch, [London]) to WSC inviting him to a dinner at the House of Commons to be attended by David Lloyd George and managers and workers in the railway industry with an interest in Boards of Conciliation. Praises the remarks of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] about Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. 27 Apr 1908
25 CHAR 2/34/41-42 Letter from Lord Churchill (Rolleston, Billesdon, Leicester) to WSC congratulating him [on his election for Dundee [Scotland]]. Refers to his experience on the board of the Great Western Railway, offers to provide information about the railways and urges WSC to meet the GWR's general manager. 10 May 1908
25 CHAR 2/35/12-13 Letter from ? Paul Schoeberg (W.Behren-Strasse 62, [Berlin, Germany]) to WSC on: the copy of the life of Lord Randolph Churchill which WSC sent him; the current slowness of business being blamed by many people in England on free trade in Germany; the unpopularity in Turkey of the Dette Publique and the Regie des Tabacs and what the attitude of the "Powers" should be to this issue; Schoeberg's forthcoming trip to see the Baghdad Railway [Iraq]. Typescript copy of this letter at CHAR 2/35/10-11. 13 Aug 1908
25 CHAR 2/36/45-46 Letter from WSC ([Blenheim]) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] on: 5th Lord Lansdowne's rejection of the suggestion that the House of Lords will reject the Budget Bill; the formulation of legislation on unemployment and infirmity insurance and labour exchanges; the need for some form of state control of the amalgamations of railway companies; the impending large government measures on finance and unemployment; the report of the Afforestation Commission. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 26 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 2/36/50-51 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] agreeing that Harold Tennant should replace Sir Hudson Kearley at the Board of Trade and enclosing the report of the trade unionists who went to Germany to study unemployment insurance and labour exchanges. Advocates following the German example with a large programme of social legislation to underpin existing voluntary agencies; in particular: labour exchanges and unemployed insurance, infirmity insurance, a programme of state afforestation and road-building, the modernisation of the Poor Law, state control of railway amalgamation, compulsory education until the age of seventeen. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 29 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 2/39/86-92 Report by [WSC] to [Sir Edward Grey, later Lord Grey of Fallodon] of his conversation with Count Paul von Wolff-Metternich [the German Ambassador]. Refers briefly to WSC's plans to visit Germany and see labour exchanges and the army manoeuvres, and to the situation between the Government and the House of Lords and the prospects for a General Election. Followed by lengthier considerations of: German naval armament and the German claim that it had been exaggerated by the British Government in order to justify their own large naval estimates; German suspicions of a close military relationship between Britain and France; the Baghdad Railway [Iraq]. Typescript copy. Original sent with CHAR 2/39/85. Pages 5 & 6 filed in the wrong order. 09 Sep 1909
25 CHAR 2/39/93-100 Report by [WSC] to [Sir Edward Grey, later Lord Grey of Fallodon, Foreign Secretary] of his conversation in Germany (where he did not speak to any Germans about politics) with Enva [Enver] Bey, the Turkish military attache, on the prospects for the new regime of the Young Turks, their military organisation on the German model, the difficulties caused to British trade by the raising of Turkish customs duties, and Turkish objections to the financial arrangements for the construction of the Baghdad Railway [Iraq]. Typescript copy. 22 Sep 1909
25 CHAR 2/45/2 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Fallodon, Christon Bank, Northumberland] to WSC on negotiations relating to the Baghdad Railway [Iraq] and Professor Sieper and the German government. 02 Jan 1910
25 CHAR 2/45/81 Letter from H Hesketh Bell, governor of Northern Nigeria (Government House, Northern Nigeria, [Africa]) to WSC expressing the view that Northern Nigeria has less potential for development than Uganda and that its capacity for cotton-growing has been exaggerated. Reports good progress with the building of the railway line there. Congratulates WSC [on his appointment as Home Secretary]. 07 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 2/45/85 Letter from R V Vernon (Colonial Office) to Edward Marsh returning and commenting on a telegram received by WSC from the mayor of Larnaca [Cyprus] [see CHAR 2/45/86-87] on the Government's rejection of proposals for a railway between Larnaca and Nicosia, and enclosing a copy of a related despatch by Lord Crewe [see CHAR 2/45/90]. Signed typescript. 15 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 2/45/86-87 Telegram from the mayor of Larnaca [Cyprus] to WSC conveying the disappointment in Larnaca over the Government's rejection of proposals for a railway between Larnaca and Nicosia. Returned with CHAR 2/45/85. 23 Apr 1910
25 CHAR 2/45/90 Despatch from Lord Crewe (Colonial Office) to [the High Commissioner of Cyprus] explaining why the Governmnent cannot support a scheme for a railway between Larnaca and Nicosia. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/45/85. 28 Jan 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/70 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (War Office) to WSC reporting that he is going to Aldershot [Hampshire] to examine the airship construction department there, and that he does not think the Government can usefully intervene in the deveopment of [Louis Brennan's] monorail system. States that he is ready to take up WSC's plan of a police territorial brigade. 03 Nov 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/71 Letter from General Sir William Nicholson [later Lord Nicholson] (War Office) to WSC on the shortcomings of [Louis] Brennan's monorail system. 03 Nov 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/74-79 Letter from F B Behr (20 Bury Street, St James's, [London]) to WSC (Home Office) describing the advantages of his monorail system over that of Louis Brennan. Encloses the prospectus for the Manchester and Liverpool Electric Railway Company [see CHAR 2/46/92-93]. Signed typescript annotated by WSC. 07 Nov 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/80-81 Letter from S H Pollen (7 Embankment Gardens, [London]) explaining the shortcomings, from a commercial point of view, of Louis Brennan's monorail system. Signed typescript. Annotated that WSC replied on 27 Jan [1911]. 07 Nov 1910
25 CHAR 2/46/82-90 Description by Louis Brennan of the technical and commercial development of his monorail system. Typescript. [1910]
25 CHAR 2/46/91 Diagram of a passenger car for the Manchester and Liverpool Electric Express Railway. [c 1903]
25 CHAR 2/46/92-93 Prospectus of the Manchester and Liverpool Electric Express Railway Company. Printed. 6, [2p. Sent with CHAR 2/46/74-49]. 1903
25 CHAR 2/51/7-13 Letter from W H Shaw, port steward of the British Yukon Navigation Company (White Horse, Yukon Territory, Canada) to WSC praising him, David Lloyd-George and the Government generally for their measures "for the benefit of the struggling masses." He describes: the poor living conditions he experienced in Huddersfield [Yorkshire] before leaving about 27 years earlier and their bad effects on morality and on the fitness of men enlisting for the Army; his approval of the Government's land reform measures as the means of improving living conditions for the poor; the death from consumption of his mother and sister; his emmigration to Canada and his employment in Toronto and British Columbia; the moose skin cushion cover and moccassins he has sent to CSC and WSC; the photographs of steamers and trains on the White Pass and Yukon Route and details of the Canadian government's annuity scheme which he has also sent. Advocates home rule for Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. 08 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 2/52/23 Letter from Louis Brennan (Brennan Factory, Gillingham, Kent] to WSC (Home Office) on his work to produce improved designs for the construction of his [monorail] cars in Germany. Signed typescript. 16 May 1911
25 CHAR 2/59/33 Letter from Sir Bindon Blood (Dartmouth House, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his successful speech in Belfast [Ulster] and enclosing a memorandum and correspondence on the Trans-Persia railway scheme [not present]. 09 Feb 1912
25 CHAR 2/60/45 Cutting from the "Liverpool Daily Post and Mercury" on the forthcoming discussion at the conference of the Royal Economic Society on railway nationalisation and the financial relations of Great Britain and Ireland. 10 Jan 1912
25 CHAR 2/65/31 Pamphlet: Particulars concerning the Bachelet Railway Company Sent with CHAR 2/65/30. Apr 1915
25 CHAR 2/106/3-4 Letter from WSC to Andrew Bonar Law on an apparent misunderstanding about the Government's commitment to the nationalisation of the railways, which WSC supports. 05 Jul 1919
25 CHAR 2/111/132 Reprint of an article in the Hong Kong Daily Express on Sir John Jordan's speech on the need to expand the railway network in China and Sir Robert Ho Tung's suggestion that the Boxer indemnity be spent on railway building and other improvements. 31 Aug 1920
25 CHAR 2/111/134 Reprint of an article from the North China Daily News (Shanghai) on Sir Robert Ho Tung's suggestion that the balance of the British portion of the Boxer Indemnity applied to the completion of the Canton-Hankow railway. [1920]
25 CHAR 2/114/8 Letter from W H Himbury, general manager of the British Cotton Growing Association (333-350, The Royal Exchange, Manchester) to WSC expressing delight that WSC could become Colonial Secretary because as Under-Secretary he had done much to promote cotton growing and other industries, for instance by being responsible for the construction of the Northern Nigerian Railway [Africa]. 17 Jan 1921
25 CHAR 2/114/13 Letter from [WSC] to W H Himbury of the British Cotton Growers Association expressing pleasure at the success of the Northern Nigerian Railway [Africa] and referring to his continued interest in the promotion of cotton growing within the British Empire. Typescript copy. 25 Jan 1921
25 CHAR 2/116/125 List of the consultative committee and special contributors to the proposed history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route. Sent with CHAR 2/116/123-124. [Oct] [1921]
25 CHAR 2/118/40 Letter from [WSC] as president of the Early Closing Association (34-40 Ludgate Hill, London) to the press approving the extension of Christmas holidays for shop workers and appealing to the public to do their Christmas shopping as early as possible and to the railways to provide cheap and extensive services for the holiday period. Draft by Captain Albert Larking [secretary of the Association] amended by WSC. Sent with CHAR 2/118/39]. 09 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 2/118/47 Letter from Lord Ashfield [earlier Albert Stanley] (Electric Railway House, Broadway, Westminster, London) to WSC enclosing a copy of proposals of the City and South London Railway Company, the London Electric Railway Company and the Cental London Railway Company for various improvements to their lines [see CHAR 2/118/49-53]. 12 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 2/118/49-53 Letter from Lord Ashfield [earlier Albert Stanley] (Electric Railway House, Broadway, Westminster, [London]) to the Trade Facilities Act Advisory Committee setting forth proposals by the City and South London Railway Company, the London Electric Railway Company and the Central London Railway Company for improvements to their lines, which will alleviate unemployment. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/118/47. 12 Dec 1921
25 CHAR 2/123/48-49 Letter from Leo Weinthal (801 Salisbury House, London Wall, London) to WSC (2 Sussex Square) enclosing a copy of General Jan Smuts's introduction to the proposed history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa] [see CHAR 2/123/50-54] and asking WSC for a contribution to the work and the loan of one or two of his Egyptian paintings for reproduction in it. 14 Jun 1922
25 CHAR 2/123/50-54 Introduction by General Jan Smuts to the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa]. Sent with CHAR 2/123/48-49. 26 May 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/122-126 Introduction by General Jan Smuts to the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa]. Sent with CHAR 2/124B/121. 26 May 1922
25 CHAR 2/124B/130-132 Introductory note to the history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa]. Draft written in WSC's name by C W Hobley and sent with CHAR 2/124B/129 for WSC's approval. [Sep] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/124B/134 Notes from [Edward Marsh] to [WSC] asking whether WSC is prepared to write anything for Leo Weinthal's history of the Cape to Cairo railway and river route [Africa] and whether he agrees to let Weinthal publish a passage from "My African Journey" and reproduce his pictures of Egypt. Annotated by WSC that he will not write anything and that he agrees to the publication of the passage but not to the reproduction of the pictures. 09 Sep 1922 - 11 Sep 1922
25 CHAR 2/167/63 Extract from the "Times trade and engineering supplement" on railway modernisation. 11 May 1929
25 CHAR 2/192/120 Note explaining that CHAR 2/192/121-124 has been revived because Russian activity on the western frontier of Afghanistan and political excitement in India have made it important that British control of the Indian railway systems is maintained. 28 Mar 1933
25 CHAR 2/192/121-124 Note by Major-General Sir Sydney D'Aguilar Crookshank on the military transport situation on the North-West Frontier of India. Sent with CHAR 2/192/120. 05 Dec 1927
25 CHAR 4/8 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester. Dec 1905 - Jan 1906
25 CHAR 7/18A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence H. Jan 1935 - Dec 1935
25 CHAR 7/27 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence E. Jan 1936 - Dec 1936
25 CHAR 7/47A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence I-L. Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
25 CHAR 7/76A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Ha. 28 Sep 1939 - 27 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 9/32 Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes. Jan 1909 - Dec 1909
25 CHAR 9/88A-B Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript, press cuttings and source material. 21 Jan 1929 - 14 Dec 1929
25 CHAR 10/3 Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Office and Committee of Imperial Defence: printed papers (where indicated items have been prepared by WSC). Oct 1904 - Nov 1906
25 CHAR 10/11 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 23 Apr 1906 - 30 May 1906
25 CHAR 10/13 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 30 Mar 1906 - 31 Jul 1906
25 CHAR 10/21 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907
25 CHAR 10/22 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907
25 CHAR 10/23 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Mar 1907 - 30 Mar 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 10/27/66-69 Copy of a letter from WSC (In camp near Mrali, Victoria Nile, Uganda [Africa]) to [King Edward VII] about his visit to Africa and impressions of the country. WSC expresses admiration for "these noble and spacious posessions" recently added to the Dominions, especially the East African Protectorate and Kenya; describes Mount Kenya and Uganda; notes the "evil effects" of the climate on Europeans and the danger of diseases especially sleeping sickness caused by the tsetse fly; praises the Governor of Uganda, Hesketh Bell, in dealing with sleeping sickness; notes discontent among white settlers and that he has made recommendations to [9th] Lord Elgin [and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies]; discusses the benefits of a possible extension to the Ugandan railway; reports that he has shot a rhinoceros and other game; praises Gordon Wilson; and describes a visit to French manouvres as a guest of General de Lacroix. Manuscript copy in the hand of Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]. 27 Nov 1911
25 CHAR 10/51 Official: Colonial Office: Nigeria: notes and papers. 1907 - 1908
25 CHAR 10/52 Official: Colonial Office: All Red Route: papers. 1907 - 1908
25 CHAR 10/53 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 11/1A-B Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers. 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 11/2 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908
25 CHAR 11/4 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 11/5 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 11/6 Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: notes, papers and prints. Jun 1908 - 31 Dec 1908
25 CHAR 11/19 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909
25 CHAR 11/31A-B Official: Board of Trade: Railway Nationalization: Board of Trade Conference: notes and prints. 26 May 1908 - 23 Mar 1909
25 CHAR 11/36 Official: Board of Trade: Baghdad Railway, Mesopotamia and Persian Gulf: notes and printed papers. 06 Jun 1905 - 24 Mar 1910
25 CHAR 11/37 Official: Board of Trade: correspondence. 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910
25 CHAR 12/12/10-11 Notes concerning the widespread industrial unrest including observations on the following subjects: the threat posed by trade unionism; the concepts of sympathetic strikes and the general strike; and the lack of control in the event of a railway strike. Suggestions are made for a meeting between the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] and large industrial employers or the establishment of a committee. Manuscript on the notepaper of the Board of Trade. [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/23 Letter from Colonel Sir Douglas Dawson (Medmenham Abbey, Marlow [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC describing the "peaceful picketing" taking place at Paddington Station which he says is preventing goods from being taken out of the station. Signed manuscript. 10 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/12/27-29 Draft telegram from [WSC] describing the deterioration of the dock strike and rioting in Liverpool. He discusses the strike among tram workers which has not taken place and the possibility that the general manager of one of the railway companies has negotiated with the leader of the strike committee. Includes covering sheet giving the date and time of the dispatch of the telegram. Manuscript. 14 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/12/39-40 Copy of a report on the railway strike. Subjects covered include: the suspension of goods trains which threatens the food supply to South Wales and the area between Newcastle, Liverpool, Nottingham and Hull and the lack of accurate information from the railway companies concerning efforts to resume services and the extent of the strike. Typescript with manuscript alterations and a note on the dorse concerning the return of troops and the enlistment of special constables. 19 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/12/62-63 Notes [?by WSC] about the railway strike including the areas in which the majority of railway workers are on strike and where there is a threat of famine. The help of the population in the affected regions is appealed for and a promise is made that "there is nothing that the Government will not do that is in their power". Unsigned typescript annotated by WSC "Secret. Put by". [Aug] [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/64-65 Section of a draft telegram to be ciphered and sent from [WSC] to King George V detailing the extent of the railway strike and the percentage of railway workers on strike in individual areas, and warning that the stoppage of goods trains in the strike areas threatens an estimated 20 million people with famine. Typescript. [19] [Aug] [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/68-72 Copy of a telegram from WSC to King George V covering various subjects including: an improvement in the London dock strike; negotiations with the railway workers and the fact that the signal for a general railway strike has not been given; assurances that railway services can be maintained; a report from the Chief Constable of Liverpool which includes notification that the [H M S] Antrim has arrived at the Mersey; details of the troops sent to Sheffield and London and preparations to swear in large numbers of special constables. WSC expresses confidence that order can be maintained by the Government despite "a spirit of unusual unrest and discontent". Typescript. Draft copy at CHAR 12/12/73-77. [17] [Aug] [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/73-77 Draft copy of a telegram from WSC to King George V covering various subjects including: an improvement in the London dock strike; negotiations with the railway workers and the fact that the signal for a general railway strike has not been given; assurances that railway services can be maintained; a report from the Chief Constable of Liverpool which includes notification that the [H M S] Antrim has arrived at the Mersey; details of the troops sent to Sheffield and London and preparations to swear in large numbers of Special Constables. WSC expresses confidence that order can be maintained by the Government despite "a spirit of unusual unrest and discontent". Typescript with manuscript alterations. Copy telegram at CHAR 12/12/68-72. [17] [Aug] [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/81-82 Copy of a telegram from [WSC] to King George V covering various subjects including: the restoration of essential services on the railway network; the numbers of railway workers still on strike; the refusal of offers of service by the railway managers; the continuing movement of the troops and enrolment of Special Constables and [WSC's] hopes of resolving the London docks strike. Typescript. [18] [Aug] [1911]
25 CHAR 15/122 Official: Munitions. Oct 1917 - Jan 1918
25 CHAR 15/123 Official: Munitions. Aug 1917 - Jan 1918
25 CHAR 16/12 Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign. 18 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919
25 CHAR 16/28 Official: War and Air: memoranda, notes, and other correspondence on Russian economic affairs. 03 Oct 1919 - 10 Dec 1919
25 CHAR 18/18 Official: Treasury: rail freight charges. 12 Jun 1925 - 20 Jul 1925
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 18/75 Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 04 Apr 1928 - 20 Dec 1928
25 CHAR 18/85 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 31 Dec 1927 - 24 Jan 1928
25 CHAR 18/86 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 21 Jan 1928 - 01 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/87 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 26 Feb 1928 - 19 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/88 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 22 Feb 1928 - 27 Mar 1928
25 CHAR 18/90 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 30 Apr 1928 - 31 May 1928
25 CHAR 18/91 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on rating relief proposals. 21 May 1928 - 14 Jun 1928
25 CHAR 18/92 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 15 Jun 1928 - 28 Jun 1928
25 CHAR 18/93 Official: Treasury: various papers on rating relief proposals. 04 Jul 1928 - 08 Aug 1928
25 CHAR 18/95 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on liquid fuel tax proposals. 02 Apr 1928 - 24 May 1928
25 CHAR 18/103 Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes. 28 Jan 1929 - 23 May 1929
25 CHAR 18/105 Official: Treasury: correspondence and papers on assistance to railways. 20 Mar 1929 - 11 Apr 1929
25 CHAR 20/42A/19 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC on need to alter railway between Safaga and Nile Valley [Egypt] to metric gauge. 26 Aug 1941
25 CHAR 20/42A/42 Telegram from Minister of State, Middle East [Oliver Lyttelton, later 1st Lord Chandos] to WSC thanking him for help on the railway projects (standardising gauges). 31 Aug 1941
25 CHAR 20/55/21-29 Correspondence between Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC], A V Alexander, First Lord of the Admiralty, WSC and 1st Lord Leathers [Minister of War Transport] on absence of a sleeper carriage for Alexander on a train. 23 Oct 1942 - 28 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/61/29-151 Memoranda by 3rd Lord Tollemache, on subjects including: the defence of the Empire, on modernising the Imperial Defence Cabinet, the Ministry of Production and the Imperial General Staff; modern war on land, including the army, transport and supply; the Home Guard; the RAF; fuel supply co-ordination; improving the railways; army training; with covering letter from Tollemache to WSC including notes on supplying fighter aircraft to the Middle East and Far East and strategic islands in the Indian Ocean; also includes notes from John Peck to Tollemache, to WSC advising him not the read the memoranda, and to 1st Lord Cherwell [Personal Assistant to WSC, earlier F A Lindemann], with minute from Cherwell summarizing Tollemache's arguments. 05 Mar 1942 - 28 Sep 1942
25 CHAR 20/72/102-103 Telegram from Sir Stafford Cripps [Lord Privy Seal] (New Delhi [India]) to WSC reporting on a meeting with Lieutenant-General Ernest Wood [Administrator General, Eastern Frontier Communications] regarding road and rail building: comments on the progress of the Dimapur [India] - Tamu - Kalewa [Burma] road, the Ledo [India] - Shawbuyiwang - China road, the road to Fort Herts [Burma], and the Ledo [India] - Mogaung [Burma] railway. 25 Mar 1942
25 CHAR 20/81/17 Telegram from WSC to Premier Stalin marked "personal and secret" informing him that his "later information" [? Enigma decrypts] shows that German plans for sending shipping to the Caspian by rail have been suspended. 08 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/81/80-84 Telegram from Minister of State in the Middle East [Richard Casey] to WSC marked "most secret and personal" reporting observations made during his recent visit to Baghdad [Iraq] and the Persian Gulf Ports on the difficulties of getting aid to Russia and on the administrative problems facing the new Persia [now Iran] / Iraq Command. 20 Oct 1942
25 CHAR 20/87/72 Telegram from WSC [Cairo, Egypt] to Deputy Prime Minister [Clement Attlee], General Hastings Ismay [Chief of Staff to the Minister of Defence] and others concerned marked "most secret and personal" regarding acceptance of President Roosevelt's offer to take over the working of the Trans-Persian railway and the port of Khorramshahr [Iran]. 21 Aug 1942
25 CHAR 20/199/48-52 Letter from Sir James Grigg (Secretary of State for War) to WSC replying to his minute of 21 June asking for a report on the letter of 18 Jun from David Robertson [Conservative MP for Streatham, London] and answering the points raised in Robertson's letter paragraph by paragraph. States that he dealt with the complaint that overseas service is too long in his statement to the House of Commons on 8 June. Refers to statements made to the House by Malcolm McCorquodale [Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Labour] on 31 May. Comments on his plan for short leave from the Mediterranean theatres. Outlines difficulties in the way of immediate large scale releases and comments on problems of transportation. States that, "If MPs would only read their Hansards they would see that in dealing with this problem the War Office has lacked neither imagination nor drive". [Initialled typescript] With further annotation by Grigg, "I could say a good deal more about this extremely silly letter but most of it would be blasphemy! Oddly enough I have not been attacked on this in my own constituency though naturally quite a number of parents & wives have asked me what the prospects of leave for X Y or Z are". 28 Jun 1945
25 CHAR 20/199/54-55 Note [based on letter from Sir James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, to WSC replying to comments made by David Robertson, Conservative MP for Streatham, London]. States that complaint that overseas service is too long was dealt with by Grigg in statement to the House of Commons on 8 June. States that the reasons for not calling up men in reserved occupations at home and over 30 years of age were explained by the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Labour [Malcolm McCorquodale] in the debate of 31 May. Comments on the plan for short leave from the Mediterranean theatres and the main difficulties in the way of immediate large scale releases. [Typescript]. Jul 1945
25 CHAR 20/199/81 Telegram from Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France] to Foreign Office marked "special (economic, supply and relief)" reporting on the progress of the Rosenman mission to France. States that Samuel Rosenman [Special Counsel to President of the United States] has had detailed discussions with various sections of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force concerned with with civil affairs, transportation and all supplies, including coal and Pol[and]. Refers to meetings between Rosenman and various French ministers, laying emphasis on coal shortage and nutritional deficiencies of French population. Refers to Rosenman's visits to Cherbourg, Havre, Rouen and to bombed railway centres in Paris area, and to hospitals and children's institutes in poorer districts of Paris. Comments on the intended movements of Rosenman and his party. With initialled annotation of 30 Mar by WSC in red ink informing his Private Office that he would like to see Rosenman as he passes through. 28 Mar 1945
25 CHAR 20/215/25 Telegram from WSC to Anthony Eden [later Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (Washington [United States]) marked "Personal and Top Secret" arguing for the boundaries of the French zone of occupation in Germany to be drawn "so as to ensure a wide corridor between the boundaries of France and Russia" and so that railway communication can run directly from the British to the United States zone. Despatched on 19 April. 18 Apr 1945 - 19 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/215/87 Telegram from Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later Lord Avon] (Washington [United States]) to WSC agreeing with his misgivings concerning the proposed boundaries of the French zone of occupation in Germany and its effect on railway links; and suggesting possible amendments. Copy. 21 Apr 1945
25 CHAR 20/229B/155 Extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors of the London and North Eastern Railway Company, (Secretary's Office, Marylebone Station [London]) containing a resolution congratulating WSC on his war leadership signed by Chairman Sir Ronald Matthews. 31 May 1945
25 CHAR 20/258A/77 Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC on coal transport and shortages referring to "W.P.(R) (41) 6". [Copy; given running number 223a]. 31 Jan 1941
25 CHAR 20/258A/87 Minute [from F A Lindemann, later 1st Lord Cherwell, Prime Minister's Personal Assistant] to WSC submitting a draft minute on impeding railway traffic, particularly coal, from Germany to Italy. [Copy; given running number 217]. 24 Jan 1941
25 CHAR 21/39 Official: Cabinet: printed papers on World War I. Jun 1916
25 CHAR 21/58 Official: Cabinet: War Policy Committee: statements. 19 Aug 1915 - 23 Aug 1915
25 CHAR 22/5 Official: Cabinet: papers and correspondence. 11 Mar 1920 - 21 Apr 1921
25 CHAR 22/32 Official: Cabinet: papers 140 - 179. 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925
25 CHAR 22/33 Official: Cabinet: papers 180 - 200. 30 Jun 1924 - 08 Apr 1925
25 CHAR 22/35 Official: Cabinet: papers 210 - 219. 24 Jan 1925 - 02 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/43 Official: Cabinet: papers 401 - 429. 24 Oct 1924 - 21 Oct 1925
25 CHAR 22/105 Official: Cabinet: papers 400 - 428. 30 Mar 1926 - 29 Dec 1926
25 CHAR 22/124 Official: Cabinet: Committee on the Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry: papers 51 - 80. 18 Jun 1926 - 26 Oct 1926
25 CHAR 22/192 Official: Cabinet: papers 26 to 49. 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928
25 CHAR 22/202 Official: Cabinet: papers 221 - 234. 10 Jul 1928 - 16 Jul 1928
25 CHAR 22/205 Official: Cabinet: papers 276 - 300. 26 Sep 1928 - 15 Oct 1928
25 CHAR 27/40 Official: War Priorities Committee: minutes. 04 Jan 1918 - 06 Sep 1918
25 CHAR 27/41 Official: War Priorities Committee: memoranda (WP 32 to WP 67). 03 Jan 1918 - 05 Mar 1918
25 CHAR 28/36/56 Letter from [George Cornwallis-West] (North Stafford Station Hotel, Stoke on Trent [Staffordshire]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he says that the weather has been "beastly", that he is going to travel to Loughborough [Leicestershire] and that the Midland Railway are going to stop a train for him. 07 Jan 1903
25 CHUR 2/17 Public and Political: General: Political: various Conservative Party papers. Jul 1946 - Feb 1953
25 CHUR 2/29A-B Public and Political: General: Political: Defence - correspondence with Prime Minister Clement Attlee. Mar 1946 - Aug 1950
25 CHUR 2/123 Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party literature for the 1951 election. 1951
25 CHUR 3/12A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence, mainly with representatives of Woodford Conservative Association. Nov 1950 - Dec 1958
25 CHUR 3/35 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Apr 1946 - May 1947
25 CHUR 3/40A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-J. Sep 1946 - Mar 1948
25 CHUR 3/41A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Jun 1947 - Feb 1948
25 CHUR 3/43 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, I-Z. Oct 1947 - May 1948
25 CHUR 3/47 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z. Sep 1948 - Feb 1949
25 CHUR 3/55 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A - Z. 15 May 1945 - 01 Mar 1950
25 CHUR 3/60 Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K - Z. 24 Aug 1948 - 13 Aug 1951
25 CHUR 3/82A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S - T. 28 Jul 1947 - 21 Dec 1953
25 CHUR 3/104A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence. 02 Oct 1953 - 23 Dec 1959
25 CHUR 5/47A-B Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes. 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952

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