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Public and Political: General: Correspondence., 31 Oct 1938 - 06 Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/333

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Correspondents include: [Richard] Eric Long on his differences with WSC over the Munich Pact; Walter Elliot [Minister of Health]; Ramsay Muir [Vice-President, Liberal Party Organisation]; Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi [President, Pan-European Union] (2); Josiah Wedgwood; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil], on the supporting the candidature of Eduard Benes [former President of Czechoslovakia (later Czech Republic and Slovakia)] for the Nobel Peace Prize; "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry, earlier Lord Castlereagh] on his political differences with WSC, including on past German air strength, and their shared anxiety for the future (2); Rubeigh Minney, Managing Editor, Sunday Referee; Sir Howard d'Egville, Empire Parliamentary Association (2); Stefan Lorant, Editor, Picture Post, on running an article on WSC (2); Hugh Frewen; [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] on his criticism of WSC during a debate [17 November]; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on Ivan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to Britain, and her impending by-election [Kinross and Western, Scotland]; Sir Walter Layton [Director and Vice-Chairman, Daily News Limited] on the responsibility of the press; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; [Henry] Thomas Hopkinson, Assistant Editor, Picture Post (2); Brigadier-General Sir James Edmonds, Director of the Historical Section (Military Branch) of the Committee of Imperial Defence, on the official history of the Somme [France] (2); Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood], Home Secretary; Patrick Donner; Basil Liddell Hart.Other subjects include: a hostile minority in WSC's constituency association; gathering cross-party support for WSC's views; the ineffectiveness of public speeches; WSC's concerns about future foreign policy.Also includes: press cutting from the Statesman with a letter by [Arthur] Berriedale Keith on the Anglo-Italian Pact over Abyssinia [later Ethiopia]; memorandum by Eric Long on inefficient preparations for emergency transport in wartime; extract from a debate in the Kenya Legislative Council on the possible cession of Tanganyika [later Tanzania] to Germany; press cutting from the Times with Basil Liddell Hart's review of the official history of the Somme; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Kathleen Hill, Mary Penman and Olive Harrington [Secretaries to WSC] to individuals listed above and also to others including Sir Edward Warner, Paul Reynaud, [Charles] Vernon Bartlett, Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Sir Harry Goschen [Vice- Chairman, Epping Division Conservative Association, Essex], F A Lindemann [later 1st Lord Cherwell], 1st Lord Lloyd, Arthur Henderson [later 1st Lord Rowley], 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] and Duncan Sandys.Some additional papers were added to the file in January 1996.


  • Creation: 31 Oct 1938 - 06 Dec 1938

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