Letters to Lady Wester Wemyss, 1920 - 1923
Scope and Contents
Written from Hotel Vouillemont and the Travellers' Club in Paris, 94 Piccadilly, the Naval & Military Club, the Royal Automobile Club, 59 Pont Street and the Beefsteak Club in London, Wemyss Castle in Fife, Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, H.M. Dockyard in Portsmouth, Hopetoun House near Edinburgh and Innischonain in Argyll.
Subjects include the attitude of Germany to the Peace, Home Rule in Ireland, the attempt to get to the bottom of the fraudulent pamphlet 'The Jewish Peril', Wemyss taking up his seat in the House of Lords, Wemyss' changed opinion of Sir Winston Churchill, the situation in Poland, the experiences of Constance [possibly Wemyss' niece Millicent Constance Billinge née Grosvenor or Mary Constance Charteris, Countess of Wemyss] with Sinn Féin, coal strikes and the changes to people's lives since the end of the First World War.
Includes mention of Eamon de Valera, the Prince of Wales [later Edward VIII, then the Duke of Windsor], George V and Queen Mary. Also in the file, a letter from Wemyss to the Hon. Alice Elizabeth Millicent Erskine-Wemyss, "the kitten" [later Alice Cunnack].
- 1920 - 1923
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Wemyss, Rosslyn Erskine, 1864 - 1933 (1st Baron Wester Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet) (Person)