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Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence R - S., 05 Jul 1939 - 23 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/367

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Paul Reynaud; Kermit Roosevelt (2); 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny]; "Harold R", 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] on subjects including putting up a prize for development of anti-mine measures (2); 1st Lord Southborough [earlier Francis Hopwood], congratulating WSC on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty; [Henry] James Scrymgeour-Wedderburn [later 11th Lord Dundee]; [James] Vincent Sheean on subjects including WSC's appointment, feeling in the United States against Germany and for neutrality, his article on WSC, the partisan mentality of the Republican Party, and shortcomings in British propaganda (4); 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] on an account of the naval action off Coronel [Chile, 1914]; "Top", Lord Wolmer [Vice-Chairman of Boots the Chemists Limited, later 3rd Lord Selborne] on subjects including WSC's appointment (4); "Louis" [Brigadier-General Edward Spears] on his book ["Prelude to Victory"] (2); [Henry] Wickham Steed, on WSC's appointment, and memoranda on Germany (3); 5th Duke of Sutherland [earlier Lord Stafford] on WSC's broadcast (1 October ["The first month of war"]).Also includes: galley proofs of [James] Vincent Sheean's article for the Saturday Evening Post "Old Man in a Hurry - Winston Churchill"; press cutting from the Times on the battle of Coronel; extracts from Boots' managers' reports for Glasgow [Scotland] and Birmingham, on unemployment in their areas, and the under- use of shipyards and motor manufacturers in military production; copy of the preface to ["Prelude to Victory"]; memoranda from [Henry] Wickham Steed on German policy on Danzig [Gdansk, Poland], and German "National Bolshevism"; notes and copies of correspondence by WSC and Bernard Sendall [Admiralty Private Secretary] and Kathleen Hill [Secretary to WSC] to individuals listed above, including Lord Rothermere, on German preparations against Poland, Hitler's view of Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] and giving an account of Rothermere's campaign for rearmament, and also to others including 7th Lord Stanhope [outgoing First Lord, earlier Lord Mahon], on WSC taking over from him, and 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne].


  • 05 Jul 1939 - 23 Dec 1939

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