Personal: Cancelled visit to Germany.

Reference code: CHAR 1/396

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Date: 25 Jan 1930 - 07 May 1930

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Correspondence with Sir Robert Vansittart, Harold Nicolson, Richard von Kuhlmann and others, on WSC's proposed visit to Germany to address the Committee for International Debate and the Deutscher Kulturbund.

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CHAR 1/396/1 Letter from WSC to Sir Robert Vansittart, asking for advice about invitation to address Committee for International Debate in Berlin [carbon]. 25 Jan 1930
CHAR 1/396/2 Letter from Richard von Kuhlmann, Berlin, to WSC, suggesting that he decline invitation to address Committee for International Debate in Berlin. 27 Jan 1930
CHAR 1/396/3 Letter from Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, to WSC, on the Committee for International Debate, who had invited WSC to speak in Berlin, stating that there was no doubt about the standing of the organisation, and that its Secretary, Mrs Vallentin was an "intelligent Polish woman" whose purpose was to "bring about an understanding between all European countries". 03 Feb 1930
CHAR 1/396/4 Letter from WSC to Richard von Kuhlmann, on the Committee for International Debate, passing on the Foreign Office opinion that there was no doubt about the standing of the organisation [carbon]. 06 Feb 1930
CHAR 1/396/5 Letter from the PS to WSC to Mrs Vallentin, thanks for invitation to address Committee for International Debate, stating that he would "consider it maturely" over the next few weeks [carbon]. 11 Feb 1930
CHAR 1/396/6 Letter from Richard von Kuhlmann, Asswan, Egypt, to WSC, advising him not to visit Germany, to address Committee for International Debate, and suggesting that he discuss the situation with Harold Nicolson. 20 Feb 1930
CHAR 1/396/7 Letter from Harold Nicolson, (King's Bench Walk, London, EC4) to WSC, on his proposed visit to Germany, to address Committee for International Debate, describing the two German organisations dealing with International Amity, the Kulturbund, lead by Richard von Kuhlmann, which was elegant and distinguished and hand in glove with the Government, and the Committee for International Debate, which was a reliable and reputable organisation, but with two major drawbacks, namely the chief organisers, Mrs Vallentin, who was rather a pusher" and Professor Stein, "an abominable man...a bore such as I have never encountered anywhere else..the sort that seizes one by the coat and spits in one's face". 03 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/8-9 Letter from the Secretary of the Deutscher Kulturbund to Robert Boothby, on possible dates for WSC's visit to Berlin, to address the Kulturbund. 04 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/10 Letter from WSC to Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, sending letters from Richard von Kuhlmann and Harold Nicolson, on the two German organisations dealing with International amity, the Committee for International Debate and the Deutscher Kulturbund [carbon]. 06 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/11 Letter from Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, to WSC, thanks for letting him see letters from Richard von Kuhlmann and Harold Nicolson on organisations dealing with International Amity in Germany, the Deutscher Kulturbund and the Committee for International Debate, stating the he felt that the Committee was a "perfectly respectable and even authoritative platform on which to speak", advising him to accept, invitation, but also to keep time to see the Kulturbund. 07 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/12 Letter from WSC to Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, on possible visit to Germany, to speak in Berlin and Hamburg [carbon]. 18 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/13 Letter from Sir Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office, to WSC, on his possible visit to Germany to speak in Berlin and Hamburg under the auspices of the Deutscher Kulturbund. 19 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/14 Letter from WSC to Lord D'Abernon, asking for advice on possible visit to Germany to speak in Berlin and Hamburg under the auspices of the Deutscher Kulturbund [top copy typescript, initialled by WSC]. 22 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/15 Letter from Lord D'Abernon, (12 Arlington St., London) to WSC, on possible visit to germany to speak in Berlin and Hamburg under the auspices of the Deutscher Kulturbund, stating that he was convinced that his visit would be very productive. 25 Mar 1930
CHAR 1/396/16 Letter from the PS to WSC to Robert Boothby, asking if he had heard anything about WSC's possible speaking tour of Germany [carbon]. 13 Apr 1930
CHAR 1/396/17 Letter from Richard von Kuhlmann, Berlin, to WSC, on his possible visit to Germany to speak at the Reichstag under the auspices of the Deutscher Kulturbund. 12 Apr 1930
CHAR 1/396/18 Letter from the PS to WSC to Robert Boothby, notifying him that WSC had decided to postpone visit to Germany until September [carbon]. 28 Apr 1930
CHAR 1/396/19 Letter from WSC to Madame Vallentin, stating that it would not be possible for him to visit Germany in the Spring, as he had to take charge of the Conservative opposition to the Budget in the House of Commons, hoping that he would be able to visit in late September [carbon]. 28 Apr 1930
CHAR 1/396/20-21 Letter from WSC to Richard von Kuhlmann, stating that it would not be possible for him to visit Germany in the Spring, as he had to take charge of the Conservative opposition to the Budget in the House of Commons, hoping that he would be able to visit in late September [carbon]. 28 Apr 1930
CHAR 1/396/22 Letter from Madame Vallentin to WSC, on possible visit to Germany in September, to address the Committee of International Debate in the Reichstag, Berlin. [May] 1930
CHAR 1/396/23 Letter from Madame Vallentin to WSC, on possible visit to Germany in September, to address the Committee of International Debate in the Reichstag, Berlin. [May] 1930
CHAR 1/396/24 Telegram from Richard von Kuhlmann to WSC, offering sympathy on motor accident. 05 May 1930
CHAR 1/396/25 Telegram from WSC to Richard von Kuhlmann, thanks for telegram of sympathy on accident, pointing out that the accident was to Robert Boothby, and fortunately was not serious [copy]. 07 May 1930