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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 01 Oct 1937 - 30 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/299

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Correspondents include: Shane Leslie; Sir Hubert Young [Governor and Commander- in-Chief of Northern Rhodesia, later Zambia]; General Sir Ian Hamilton on claims by Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] on the resignation of 1st Lord Haldane [as Lord Chancellor, 1915] (2); Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard on meeting the German Official Air Mission; Bernard Freyberg; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] on the Privy Councillorships of F E Smith [1st Lord Birkenhead] and Andrew Bonar Law; 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] on subjects including the exaggerated fear of Hitler, WSC's past articles on Hitler, his own attempts to encourage rearmament, present options on policy towards Germany, fear of war among Germans and their attitude to Hitler, and British lack of policy towards Spain (2); Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere]; Arthur Evans, MP for Cardiff South [Wales] on his exclusion from Court (7); 27th Lord Crawford [and 10th Lord Balcarres]; Geoffrey Lloyd [Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, later Lord Geoffrey-Lloyd]; Sir Howard d'Egville (2); 2nd Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington], Lord Chamberlain, on Arthur Evans's exclusion from Court; Princess Marthe Bibesco; Oliver Locker-Lampson (2); 1st Lord Swinton [Secretary of State for Air, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame and Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on levels of debt, pay and commissions among RAF officers (5); Ivan Maisky [Soviet Ambassador to Britain]; John McEwen on a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Paul Vellacott, Headmaster of Harrow School [Middlesex]; Sir Eric Phipps [British Ambassador to France] on WSC's visit to France (3); Sir Richard Tute, Chief Justice of the Bahamas; Desmond Morton [Director, Industrial Intelligence Centre] on German control of raw materials, and a speech by WSC in a foreign affairs debate (21 December) on subjects including Italy's departure from the League of Nations (2); Sir John Simon; Dame Christabel Pankhurst on the need for a new religious and historical philosophy; 1st Lord Davies [Chairman, New Commonwealth Society]; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes on WSC's foreign affairs speech; 1st Lord Craigavon [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, earlier Sir James Craig]; Vice-Admiral Paul Guepratte; 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell; Sir Samuel Hoare [Home Secretary, later 1st Lord Templewood]; "Crinks", Harcourt Johnstone, on WSC's speeches.Other subjects include: invitations and requests for speeches by WSC; WSC's reasons for opposing Germany.Also includes: copies of letters from Arthur Evans to Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, Lord Cromer and Leslie Hore-Belisha; Air Ministry letters on the high levels of debt among RAF officers; typescript of a paper by Sir Richard Tute on the importance of religion in science; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Violet Pearman [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above, and also to others including [Geoffrey Dawson], Editor of the Times, and 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth].


  • Creation: 01 Oct 1937 - 30 Dec 1937

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