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Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence C - D., 11 Sep 1914 - 29 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/364

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Correspondents include: Richard Casey [Australian Minister for Supply and Development]; John Boland, General Secretary, Catholic Truth Society, on allegations in the United States press on WSC's opposition to the entry of the United States into the First World War (3); Sir Charles Petrie on using letters by WSC in his biography of Sir Austen Chamberlain (2); Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister, on speaking in the House of Commons; Sir Evan Charteris on WSC's broadcast (1 October ["The First Month of War"]); Quo Tai-chi [Chinese Ambassador to Britain] on subjects including WSC's article [? "A Word to Japan!"], his visits to WSC, and personal messages from Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (4); Tom Clarke, Deputy Director, News Division of the Ministry of Information, on WSC's comparison between the Confederate Army in the American Civil War and the Nazis; Sir Stafford Cripps on forcing Chamberlain to bring WSC into the Cabinet; John Perowne, Foreign Office, on a libellous Cuban pamphlet and newspaper article on WSC (2); 1st Lord Davies [Chairman, New Commonwealth Society] on the situation in Danzig [Gdansk, Poland], the lack of protection for Britain's water supply, congratulations on WSC's appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty, the failure of the appeasement policy and the need for development of the League of Nations or a new league (3); 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley], congratulating WSC on his appointment, stressing the war against Germany, rather than against Hitler, and the use of mass meetings for propaganda (2); Ethel, Lady Desborough on WSC's broadcast (1 October); John Dodge, congratulating WSC on his appointment (2); Lord Alfred Douglas on WSC's justification of the Soviet invasion of Poland; Lady Juliet Duff on WSC's broadcast (1 October).Also includes: copies of correspondence between WSC and Austen Chamberlain on Irish Home Rule (September 1914); copies of letters from WSC to Neville Chamberlain on not precipitating war, calling up the reserves and Territorial Army, and recommending Brendan Bracken for Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Information; translation of the article against WSC in the Cuban newspaper la Discusion, memoranda from the British legation in Havana, Cuba, and a Cuban lawyer, on action taken about the libel and copies of a telegram and despatch from Herbert Grant Wilson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Cuba on the libel; memorandum by Lord Davies on protection of reservoirs; press cutting from the Evening Standard on Soviet atrocities in Poland; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC, CSC and Bernard Sendall [Admiralty Private Secretary], Eric Seal [Personal Private Secretary to WSC], Mary Shearburn [later Mary Thompson] and Kathleen Hill [Secretaries to WSC].The majority of material in this file dates to 1939.


  • Creation: 11 Sep 1914 - 29 Dec 1939

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