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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., Jun 1936 - 30 Mar 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/295

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Correspondents include: William Ormsby-Gore [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] on the Peel Commission [into Britain's Palestine Mandate]; "Harold R" [1st Lord Rothermere, earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on Randolph Churchill's interview with General Franco for the Daily Mail, and Franco's sensible policies; Oliver Locker-Lampson; 4th Lord Camden, President, Kent Council of Social Service; Philip Guedalla [Honorary Director, Ibero- American Institute of Great Britain]; Freda, Marquesa de Casa Maury [earlier Freda Dudley Ward], on WSC's broadcast on behalf of the Feathers Clubs (2); Hugh Lloyd Thomas [British Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Paris, France] on the attitude of the French Government, and Joseph-Paul Boncour [President, Association Francaise pour la Societe des Nations] to the Disarmament Conference, and on Boncour's invitation to WSC to speak to the association; Sir Stafford Cripps on being refused use of the Albert Hall [London] for a meeting because of his political views and his links with the Communist Party (2); Bernard Baruch on subjects including economic relations between Britain and the United States, especially Britain's war debt (2); Andrew MacLaren; Norman Macmillan, President, National League of Airmen, on the purpose of the league; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on the prospect of Scandinavian neutrality in case of war, the opinion of Sir Reginald Hoare, British Minister in Bucharest [Romania] on the need for a firm stand against aggression to prevent war, and the wish of the Romanian Prime Minister, George Tatarescu [President of the Romanian Council] for closer ties with Britain (2); Sir John Gilmour [Vice-Lieutenant for Fife, Scotland]; Harold Caccia [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Hendrikus Colijn, Colonial Minister for the Netherlands, on "Marlborough: his life and times" and rearmament; Peregrine Churchill on pay and conditions for young engineers.Other subjects include: the risks of having Germans and Fascist sympathizers in the country; requests for WSC to give speeches; Communism in Britain.Also includes: leaflet and journal of the National League of Airmen; extract from Hansard of a speech by WSC in 1933 on German demands for military equality; notes by the Duchess of Atholl on her visit to Europe, on subjects including Nazi influence in Romania, Tatarescu's wish for an alliance with Britain, Romanian fear of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia's fear of attack, Czech Communists, German discontent in the Sudetenland [Czechoslovakia, later Czech Republic and Slovakia], the dictatorship in Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] and fear of the Soviets, resistance to Germany in Austria, tensions in Berlin and growing German disillusionment with Hitler; issues of the Scientific Worker; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC, CSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Sir Robert Vansittart [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] and Baron Erik Palmstierna [Swedish Minister in London].The majority of material in this file dates to 1937.


  • Creation: Jun 1936 - 30 Mar 1937

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