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(Untitled), 11 Jun 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/158/134-138

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Letter from Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] (Stockton House, Codford, Wiltshire) to WSC reporting that the publishers of the memoirs of 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith] have agreed to remove a passage offensive to WSC , describing the difficulties of editing the work before its serialisation, and denying that her father ever accused WSC of deserting him in 1915, when he was very reluctantly forced to yield to Conservative demands for reconstruction of the Government and was anxious to avoid a domestic crisis because the entry of Italy into the war hung in the balance. Insists that her father always saw the Dardanelles campaign as "the one brilliant idea of the war" and that WSC would quickly have returned to high office if he had stayed at the Duchy of Lancaster.


  • 11 Jun 1928

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