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Public and Political: General: Correspondence N-Z., 1880 - Jun 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/576A-C

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Correspondents include: [Sir] Walton Newbold on economic issues; Harold Nicolson; Terence O'Connor on subjects including wireless broadcasting, Ireland and WSC's attacks on his speech; Sir Michael O'Dwyer; Herman Ould on the role of John Galsworthy's play "Justice" on prison reform; Edward Marsh on subjects including submarine campaigns (3); [Thomas] Guy Paget; [1st Lord] Portsea [earlier Bertram Falle]; [Frederick] Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby] on a libel case and distress to King George V (3); Henry Croft on a broadcast by WSC; [1st Lord] Baden Powell; Admiral Lionel Preston; Colonel Leonard Ropner on the Old Harrovian Flying Club; Lionel de Rothschild on a protest against the treatment of Jews in Germany; [1st Lord] Rothermere [earlier Harold Harmsworth] on subjects including a bet on unemployment figures and the threat posed by Nazi Germany (4); Desmond Morton on Germany; Betram Romilly; Herbert Samuel on India and his support for Liberal candidates (3); Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Francis Scott and Edmund Boyd of the Colonial Office on a statement made by WSC in 1919 on Kenya; [Archibald] Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]; Clare Sheridan on Richard Sheridan's career (4); James Helmore of the Board of Trade; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland; Victoria, Lady Sackville; Donald Somervell; Kathleen, Lady Simon; Sir Josiah Stamp on the Hague conference; Stephen Gaselee; [1st Lord] Melchett [earlier Alfred Mond] on subjects including Free Trade; Philip Snowden; Edward Fitzroy, Speaker of the House of Commons, on seating arrangements in the House of Commons; Sir John Simon; Edward Spears; Reginald Leigh, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; [7th Lord] Spencer on the preservation of Northamptonshire; George Bernard Shaw on WSC's "Marlborough: His Life and Times" and Macaulay; John Thorpe; Sir Eustace Tennyson d'Eyncourt and Admiral Sir Frederick Tudor on tanks; [9th Lord] Torrington [earlier George Byng] on WSC's account of Gallipoli; Sir Robert Vansittart, Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; John Ward; William Walsh [later 4th Lord Ormathwaite] on Pratts Club; Ivor [1st Lord Wimborne, earlier Ivor Guest] on Free Trade; Ernest Wythes on the Church House (Westminster) Bill; [1st Lord] Wolmer [later 3rd Lord Selborne] on subjects including India (3); Lieutenant-Colonel Harold Wilberforce-Bell; Ava Wigram [later Ava, Lady Anderson and Ava, Lady Waverley]; and Humbert Wolfe.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; correspondence from Frances, Duchess of Marlborough and John, 7th Duke of Marlborough; an article by Colonel George Harrison on German troops; newspaper cuttings of an article by Arthur Cummings on WSC and his reaction to the outbreak of World War I; copies of letters from John Galsworthy; messages supporting WSC's stance on Poland; and a reprinted article by WSC retelling the story of "Uncle Tom's Cabin".Other subjects covered by the file include: the education of Randolph Churchill, experiences in the Boer War; disarmament and air parity with Germany.Most of the material in the file dates between February 1926 and June 1934.


  • Creation: 1880 - Jun 1934

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