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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 17 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/294

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [President, League of Nations Union, earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on signatories to [?] a declaration by the union; Marie Belloc Lowndes [Marie Lowndes] on the effect of the press campaign by William Randolph Hearst on behalf of the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII and Edward, Prince of Wales] and Wallis, Duchess of Windsor [earlier Wallis Simpson] during the Abdication Crisis; Yvonne de Rothschild, asking WSC to support an appeal for Jewish women and children in Germany; Sir John Simon, Home Secretary; Leon Blum, Vice-President of the French Cabinet on a book by WSC [? volume 3 of "Marlborough: his life and times"]; Vice-Admiral Paul Guepratte; Field-Marshal Werner von Blomberg, German Defence Minister, thanking WSC for a book; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on British defeatism and his impressions after staying with Hitler; Geoffrey Kitson, President, Leeds [Yorkshire] Chamber of Commerce, on a speech given by WSC to the chamber (2); Bernard Baruch on the effects of the Abdication Crisis and economic negotiations between Britain and the United States; William Croft [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for India]; Sir Akbar Hydari [President, Hyderabad State Executive Council, India]; Lord Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne]; John Dodge; [Frederick] Elliot Hotblack, Military Attache, Berlin [Germany]; Neville Chamberlain; Aylmer Vallance, Director, Political Research Bureau, on the bureau's purpose of studying anti-democratic movements in Britain; Alan Herbert; Sylvia Lynd; Rupert Beckett [Director, Westminster Bank Limited] on WSC's speech at Leeds; Harold Caccia, Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary; Marie-Anne, Baroness de Goldschmidt-Rothschild; Philip Guedalla, Honorary Director, Ibero-American Institute of Great Britain, inviting WSC to visit Argentina (2); 4th Lord Dufferin and Ava [earlier Lord Ava], Honorary Secretary, Federation of University Conservative and Unionist Associations; Baron Georg Franckenstein [Austrian Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in London]; Robert Boothby; Joseph-Paul Boncour, President, Association Francaise pour la Societe des Nations, on building a similar organization to the British League of Nations Union; David Margesson [Government Chief Whip] on the forthcoming defence debate; Frances, Lady Warwick.Other subjects include: WSC's polo; Indian self-government; requests for WSC to give speeches and attend meetings; the departure of Randolph Churchill [to Spain as a journalist]; general optimism about British rearmament.Also includes: memorandum by Baruch on creating an economic agreement between Britain and the United States; notes on Baron Rudolph de Goldschmidt-Rothschild and the Baroness; typescript of an article by Boothby, "Peace or War?" on the results of post- war policy towards Germany and the need for a firm stand against aggression; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Sydney Walton, Sir James Grigg [Finance Member of the Government of India], William Ormsby-Gore [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech]; [Edward Fitzroy], Speaker of the House of Commons.


  • Creation: 17 Nov 1936 - 26 Feb 1937

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