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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 11 Dec 1935 - 30 Sep 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/298

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Correspondents include: Robert Cary on his attempt to visit the Maginot Line [France] (2); 1st Lord Iliffe, President, National Advertising Benevolent Society; Basil Liddell Hart [personal adviser to the Secretary of State for War]; Major-General Frederick Beaumont-Nesbitt [Military Attache, Paris, France]; 1st Lord Mottistone [earlier John Seely]; King Haakon VII of Norway; Sir Hubert Young [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Northern Rhodesia, later Zambia] on subjects including the partition of Palestine; Nicholas Murray Butler; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on subjects including the security risk from German au pairs in Britain, Manuel Azana, President of Spain, the defences of the Spanish colonies, German interference in Spain, and the failure of the League of Nations to intervene in hostilities in the Far East; Wolfgang von Tirpitz (3); [?] Sir Abe Bailey; Richard Chilver, Private Secretary, Air Ministry (2); Sir Walter Monckton [former Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor] on WSC visiting the Duke; Carl Bechhofer Roberts; Sir Henry Slesser; Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds, Officer in charge of Military Branch, Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame and Philip Cunliffe-Lister, Secretary of State for Air] on new air interception methods; 1st Lord McGowan; Sir Reginald Barnes; Thomas Gates, President, University of Pennsylvania [United States]; Bernard Baruch on negotiations for trade agreements between Britain and the United States; Sir Fabian Ware, [Vice-Chairman], Imperial War Graves Commission, on the international co-operation on the commission; Thomas Mitford; General Sir Felix Ready, Chairman, War Disabled Ex-Service Men's Exhibition; "Puffin" [Anthony Asquith].Other subjects include: invitations and requests for WSC to give speeches; French military manoeuvres; WSC's share in the invention of the tank.Also includes: press cuttings from the Star on WSC's part in the dismissal of Stuart Mais, Professor of English at the RAF College, Cranwell [Lincolnshire] in 1920; copies of letters from Sir Eric Phipps [British Ambassador to Germany] and Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister], and an extract from the minutes of the Imperial War Graves Commission, on the co-operation between Britain, France and Germany on war graves; cuttings on the War Disabled Ex-Service Men's Exhibition; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury], Rene Leon, Francis Bertram [formerly in the Ministry of Munitions] and [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun], Viceroy and Governor-General of India.The majority of material in this file dates to 1937.


  • Creation: 11 Dec 1935 - 30 Sep 1937

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