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25 CHAR 1/399A/66-79 Transcripts of interview between WSC and Edwin Hill for the Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] broadcast on the Hart Schaffner and Marx Trumpeters radio programme, 10 March, on subjects including WSC's road accident, superstition, the future chances of war, the world depression, the importance of co-operation between the English-speaking peoples and the strength of the monarchy; also includes list of preparatory questions. 09 Mar 1932
25 CHAR 2/39/20 Letter from Edith K Harper (56 Wiltshire Road, London) to WSC (Board of Trade) enclosing a supposed message from Lord Randolph Churchill communicated through "'automatic writing'" [see CHAR 2/39/21-22]. 17 Feb 1909
25 CHAR 2/39/21 Fragment of a supposed message from Lord Randolph Churchill communicated through "automatic writing". Sent with CHAR 2/39/20. [14 Feb 1909]
25 CHAR 2/39/22 Copy of a supposed message (communicated through "automatic writing") from Lord Randolph Churchill warning WSC against a certain course of action. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/39/20. [14 Feb 1909]
25 CHAR 2/53/17-18 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Carlton Terrace, Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to [WSC] claiming that recent astrological conjuctions have led to unrest but a more propitious alignment is approaching which WSC must make use of to pacify both sides [?in the railway and dock strikes.] Signed typescript. 16 Aug [1911]
25 CHAR 2/57/2 Letter from R G Hickling (10 Davey Place, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC advising him to take advantage of the imminent favourable astrological conditions for the settlement of the dock strike. 11 Jul [1912]
25 CHAR 2/57/60 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC warning him of three imminent dates which, because of "immense electric forces of an opposition character", could produce an emergency, and mentioning two other dates as the best ones on which to arrange peace. Annotated by WSC: "Prime Minister, Sir E. Grey, Ch of Exchequer.". 11 Nov 1912
25 CHAR 2/57/62 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the unfavourable astronomical conditions for the carrying of a certain motion in the House of Commons, for peace in the Balkans, for banking, industrial peace and everything else. Deleted annotation by WSC listing the Prime Minister, Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. 17 Nov [1912]
25 CHAR 2/57/70 Note from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) to [WSC] returning an astological letter from R G Hickling [see CHAR 2/57/71] and commenting: "parts of the prophecy have come true, but the Peace Delegates held no formal meeting today.". 18 Dec 1912
25 CHAR 2/57/71 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC asserting that the astrological conditions are favourable for peace negotiations [between Turkey and the Balkan states]. Returned by Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] with CHAR 2/57/70. [Dec 1912]
25 CHAR 2/57/76 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on imminent favourable and unfavourable astrological conditions for the successful conclusions of negotiations in London between Turkey and the Balkan states. 30 Dec [1912]
25 CHAR 2/57/85 Note [?written whilst in Cabinet] from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] to WSC asking how the date (April 6) of the unexpectedly favourable decision of the Miners' Conference fitted with the astrological prediction [of R G Hickling]. Grey himself thinks Easter is a more likely explanation. [1912]
25 CHAR 2/62/2-3 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on how astrological conditions could affect the search for a settlement in the Balkans. 13 Jan 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/7 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk] to WSC on the way in which astrological conditions relate to the revolution in Constantinople [Turkey] and the prospects for a settlement in the Balkans. 24 Jan [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/13 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on forthcoming favourable astrological conditions for a settlement in the Balkans. 18 Feb [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/14 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on forthcoming favourable astrological conditions for a settlement in the Balkans and for the solution of industrial relations problems at home. 27 Feb [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/18-19 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC praising his speech on the Naval Estimates and the role of Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] in the settlement of the Balkan problem and the avoidance of a general European war. Refers to a recurrence of the astrological conditions which brought about British victories during the Boer War. 27 Mar [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/24-25 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on future favourable and unfavourable astrological conditions, including a good time for negotiation and conciliation on 9 May and a dangerous time for the King [George V] in the coming summer. Predicts that there will be no danger of war in 1914. 24 Apr 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/33-34 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norfok, [Norwich]) to WSC on the propitious astrological conditions for the achievement of settlements by negotiation and conciliation, with special reference to the Balkans question. Praises Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Falldon] and claims that the same conditions brought about British victories during the Boer War. 02 May 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/37-38 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the influence of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question. Also refers to the settlement of the coal strike. 05 May [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/42 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the effect of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question and on the settlement of the rail strike in 1911. 29 Jun 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/43 Letter from James Masterton Smith (Admiralty) to Sir William Tyrrell conveying WSC's request that a letter from the astrologer R G Hickling [see CHAR 2/62/42] be shown to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon]. 02 Jul 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/46 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC on the effect of astrological conditions on the search for a settlement of the Balkans question, and on the safety and fortunes of the King [George V]. 16 Jul [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/48 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC commenting on the settlement of the dock strike and giving advice about the best astrological conditions for actions such as an address in Canada or the launching of a battle ship. Annotated with comment by WSC about the accuracy of Hickling's prediction about the ending of the dock strike. 02 Aug [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/103 Note by WSC circulated to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Oxford and Asquith], Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] and the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George]: "my astrologer is in full accord with the policy of HMG" Refers to CHAR 2/62/104-105. 28 Nov [1913]
25 CHAR 2/62/104-105 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC stating that astrological conditions are inauspicious for a settlement [in Ireland] but that they will improve. 25 Nov 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/111 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC asserting that astrological conditions will bring a troublesome period in December (mentions industrial unrest in the Post Office) but that next summer Britain's prestige can be greatly enhanced. 03 Dec 1913
25 CHAR 2/62/116 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC giving astrological advice on the best dates for him to go abroad, a dangerous period for the King [George V] in January and February, and the great enhancement of British prestige in the following summer. 17 Dec [1913]
25 CHAR 2/64/9 Note from WSC to Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] stating that if he (WSC) left after the end of September he would "hit off the auspicious dates" [identified by the astrologer, R G Hickling] and that he [Hickling] has been right every time so far. With reply in Latin by Asquith. 03 Aug [1914]
25 CHAR 2/67/30 Letter from "Asphodel" to [WSC] reporting a prophecy made 38 years previously by "two witnesses of the Apocalypse" that WSC would be Prime Minister at about 45 years of age and that "this war will not end quite as you would wish". Mentions that the same witnesses were aware (by psychic means) of the existence of five of the moons of Jupiter before they were discovered by science. 14 Jul 1915
25 CHAR 2/114/119-121 Letter from Mrs Robert Jenney (415 South Nineteenth Street, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, [United States]) conveying a message from 2nd Lord Dufferin and Ava "from the other side" warning that should Britain go to war she will be utterly defeated by a foreign power and that WSC should not listen to an envoy who "will be sent to you with the idea of bringing you into communication with some third person", and that he should take the opportunity of doing good in Ireland. Lord Kitchener also advocates peace and extends the hand of friendship to WSC. With postscript explaining how she receives the messages and repeating that the spirits see calamity for Britain caused by treachery if war beaks out. 04 Apr 1921 - 15 Apr 1921
25 CHAR 2/114/152 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to Mrs Robert Jenney reporting that WSC would be glad to hear of any further communications [from dead British statesmen] which Mrs Jenney might receive. Typescript copy. 18 Apr 1921
25 CHAR 2/123/2 Letter from Shirley Carson Jenney (Box 91, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) to WSC passing on a message from Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lady Randolph Churchill warning that it would be dangerous for WSC to go to Ireland. 05 Jun [1922]
25 CHAR 2/123/3-10 Letter from Shirley Carson Jenney (Box 91, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) to WSC conveying messages to WSC from Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lady Randolph Churchill, George Meredith and Mary Shelley on the Irish question, increasing German influence in Canada, the nature of the after-life, and other matters. Encloses CHAR 2/123/12-35 and asks WSC to try to get it published. 07 Jun [1922]
25 CHAR 2/123/12-35 "A song of Italy": a work purporting to be by Percy Bysshe Shelley allegedly received by psychic means and written down by Shirley Carson Jenney of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Sent with CHAR 2/123/3-10. [Jun] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/123/68-71 Letter from Shirley Carson Jenney (Box 91, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) to WSC enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/123/72-96 and conveying supposed messages from Lady Randolph Churchill and others on British policy in Egypt. 20 Jun 1922
25 CHAR 2/123/72-96 "Fragments written in a garden": a religious work purporting to be by Percy Bysshe Shelley allegedly transmitted by "clairaudience" and written out by Shirley Carson Jenney. Sent with CHAR 2/123/68-71. Duplicates at CHAR 2/123/224-248. [Jun] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/123/224-248 Duplicates for CHAR 2/123/72-96. Carbon copies. [Jun] [1922]
25 CHAR 2/126/35 Letter from Shirley Carson Jenney (2150 Vista del Mar, Hollywood, California, [United States]) to WSC on spiritualist messages received by her for WSC. 02 Aug [1923]
25 CHAR 2/361A-B Public and Political: General: Correspondence. 19 Jul 1939 - 31 Aug 1939
25 CHAR 12/12/36 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Carlton Terrace, Surrey Street, Norwich [Norfolk]) to WSC claiming that he has been successful at predicting events during the Boer War through astrology and advising WSC to act to conciliate both sides [in the railway and dock strikes] because of the movement of Jupiter to an aspect of the sun. Signed manuscript. 16 Aug [1911]
25 CHAR 12/12/45 Letter from R G Hickling (79 Surrey Street, Norwich [Norfolk]) to WSC congratulating him for succeeding in resolving the [railway] strike, and promising to provide future [astrological] information. He asks that his earlier letter [see CHAR 12/12/38] be shown to King George V. Signed manuscript. 22 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 13/47/12-15 Letter from R G Hickling, Norwich [Norfolk], to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on his astrological predictions of naval successes. Hickling predicts further success that month, saying that "what is done this month will probably decide the War". [Hand-written, with typescript copy, annotated by WSC]. 06 Feb 1915
25 CHAR 13/49/6-8 Letter from R G Hickling (Norwich [Norfolk]) to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], predicting that 15-17 March were very unfavourable days for an attack, but that astrological conditions would improve, culminating on 24 March, which would be a "first rate" day to attack. Includes Admiralty summary. 13 Mar 1915
25 CHAR 13/51/89-90 Letter from R G Hickling, Norwich, to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, stating that the astrological signs were propitious for action. 28 Apr 1915
25 CHAR 21/33 Official: Cabinet: correspondence. 24 Apr 1912 - 27 Jan 1913
25 CHUR 1/41 Personal: Family etc.: correspondence A - L. 16 Oct 1943 - 16 Sep 1947
25 CHUR 3/82A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, S - T. 28 Jul 1947 - 21 Dec 1953

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