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["The General Strike"], 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567/1-19
Scope and Contents

Draft proof of an article by WSC on the General Strike including: the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919; liaison with the Trade Unions; his decisions and concerns as Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Royal Commission; Ernest Bevin, Ramsay Macdonald and the Trade Union Congress; the press; Government organisation for the transport and distribution of food; the British Gazette and the end of the strike. Typescript proofs annotated with amendments and corrections in black ink by WSC.

Dates: 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: General Strike., 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the General Strike, including: draft statements on the Government position; Walter Citrine, Acting Secretary, Trades Union Congress (2); notes on the Special Constabulary; Frederick Britten Austin on broadcasting coverage (2); Frederick Guest on broadcasting and Union strike pay (2); Reginald Hoare; a copy of the Birmingham Trade Union Strike Bulletin; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to use the Special Constabulary and the Territorial...
Dates: 01 May 1926 - 17 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Memorandum from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] and Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury], 22 Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/68/13-14
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from WSC on the proposed Trade Unions bill and the Civil Service, commenting "Everyone knows that efforts were made to get the Civil Service to strike" during the General Strike. Typescript.

Dates: 22 Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Supply and Transport Committee: conclusions 11 - 34., 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/128
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: the support of civil power during the General Strike; emergency mobilisation; the emergency electricity and food supply; special constables; emergency fuel supplies; dock arrangements; picketing; volunteer labour; coal imports; a review of Emergency Organisation after the General Strike.

Dates: 29 Apr 1926 - 27 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: The British Gazette: souvenirs., 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/148
Scope and Contents

Includes a souvenir volume of the British Gazette published during the General Strike and a photograph of a luncheon of those involved in publishing the newspaper.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Memorandum of facts with regard to the coal dispute", May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/141/54-64
Scope and Contents

Paper on the "rights and wrongs" of the coal dispute which led to the General Strike on subjects including: slump in trade in coal; subsidy of miners' wages; report of the Coal Commission and reaction of the miners; attitude of the coal owners; failure of negotiations; and rates of pay for miners. Typescript. In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".

Dates: May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 170 - 200., 17 May 1922 - 15 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/94
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham, Attorney-General] on leaks to the press about the Budget; Sir John Gilmour, Secretary for Scotland, on Government lands and buildings; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, on the Roman Catholic Relief Bill and the Local Government Franchise (Extension to Companies) Bill; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on Government lands...
Dates: 17 May 1922 - 15 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Russian Money", 11 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/96/4-15
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by the Home Secretary, Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], on the influx of Soviet money and State companies into London. Subjects covered include: possible expulsion of the Russian embassy and state institutions because of actions during the General Strike and prevention of influx of money from the Soviet Union; political and financial connections between the Communist Party and Trade Unions in Great Britain. Typescript with pencil annotations.

Dates: 11 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: minutes and papers on the Trade Disputes Bill and the Civil Service., 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/68
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer].Also includes cutting from the Daily Telegraph.Subjects covered by the file include: civil servants joining the General Strike and being affiliated to the TUC; proposed legislation on the affiliation of civil service associations to outside industrial and political bodies.

Dates: 11 Feb 1927 - 31 Mar 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: various papers., 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/142
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the British Gazette and General Strike, including: WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the need to lead public opinion, and the establishment of the British Gazette; notes of meetings between WSC and representatives of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association and the Newspaper Society; William Codling [Controller, HM Stationery Office], on emergency newspaper production; reports on the general situation, the railways, and the coal dispute, from the...
Dates: 03 May 1926 - 05 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Supply and Transport Committee: papers 22 - 28., 16 May 1926 - 27 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/129
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on the General Strike, including: James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, WSC]; George Lane-Fox, [later 1st Lord Bingley] Secretary for Mines, on the import of foreign coal; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later 1st Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on subjects including food prices; a report on the capacity of ports for taking coal imports; interim reports on Emergency...
Dates: 16 May 1926 - 27 May 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Scotland Yard reports on revolutionary organisations in the United Kingdom: 340 - 350., 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/148
Scope and Contents

Typescript reports on Communist organisations, including: the Independent Labour Party; the National Minority Movement; Communist propaganda in the Armed Forces; the Young Communist League; the Communists and the General Strike; May Day demonstrations; Anglo-Soviet Trade Union unity.

Dates: 15 Apr 1926 - 12 Aug 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 260 - 279., 26 Jun 1924 - 22 Jul 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/97
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: the report of the Imperial Conference (Documents) Committee, on co-operation in financial assistance to Imperial development; 1st Lord Cave, the Lord Chancellor, on royal assent to legislation and the conduct of Labour Justices of the Peace during the General Strike; the interim reports of the Committee on the report of the Royal Commission on the coal industry; Sir Maurice Hankey, Secretary to the Cabinet; Leo Amery,...
Dates: 26 Jun 1924 - 22 Jul 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: News of the World 4., Oct 1937 - Nov 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/567
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "The General Strike" on the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919, and the General Strike of 1926; "The Crisis of 1931" on the economic crisis of summer 1931 and the fall of Ramsay Macdonald's Labour Government; "Vision of the Future Through Eyes of Science" on the history and future of human progress; "Life in a World Controlled by the Scientists" on the future possibilities and risks of science.Also includes: annotated proofs...
Dates: Oct 1937 - Nov 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: set of copies., 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/145
Scope and Contents

Complete set of the British Gazette.

Dates: 05 May 1926 - 13 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Press cuttings, 1985-02 - 1985-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 18/14
Scope and Contents

Subjects include: Labour’s relations with the miners’ unions; a call from Tony Benn and Eric Heffer to withdraw Britain from NATO; the miners’ strike; strikes by the National Union of Teachers (NUT), supported by Glenys Kinnock; the prosecution of the Ministry of Defence official Clive Ponting for breaking the Official Secrets Act [after he leaked documents on the sinking of the Argentine warship General Belgrano during the Falklands War]; rate-capping of local government budgets.

Dates: 1985-02 - 1985-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: correspondence., 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/143
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer]; George Pilcher; Kenneth Henderson (2); William Horwood [Commissioner, Metropolitan Police]; Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times], on commandeering newsprint; Edward Cadbury [Director of Daily News Limited,]; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken, owner of the Daily Express] on donating newsprint (2); 1st Lord Grey [of Fallodon] on the coal dispute; a copy of the Daily Mail's report on Grigory Zinoviev [President of the...
Dates: 05 May 1926 - 22 Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"The Coal Dispute", 15 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/96/53-54
Scope and Contents

Draft statement to be made by the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] when announcing the decision of the government to legislate on Miners' Hours, covering miners hours and wages. Typescript marked "secret".

Dates: 15 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes, source material, print and press cutting., 03 Apr 1926 - 10 Jun 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/75A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's statement (3 April) on the choice between an indefinite coal subsidy or a General Strike, and maintaining essential services in a strike. Source material includes a note from [Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister] on [Ramsay MacDonald, Leader of the Labour Party]'s attitude to the subsidy, a copy of a letter from Walter Citrine, Secretary, Trades Union Congress General Council, on the distribution of essential foodstuffs, and a press cutting reporting a statement by Arthur...
Dates: 03 Apr 1926 - 10 Jun 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/147/85
Scope and Contents

Letter from H C Robbins, general manager of the Press Association Ltd (Byron House, 85 Fleet Street, London) to WSC quoting a telegram from Sir James Owen, vice-president of the Newspaper Society, reporting that printers returning to work have been victimised by their trade union and suggesting that a proclamation be made against such victimisation.

Dates: 05 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 02 Jan 1926 - 14 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/30A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller]; Sir Warren Fisher...
Dates: 02 Jan 1926 - 14 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/76
Scope and Contents Speech notes and typescript for WSC's statement (2 July), entitled "Emergency Power", on the coal dispute, the 8 Hours Bill, wages, the Labour Party's vote of censure against the Government, the miners' refusal to come to terms, and the results of the strike. Published: Complete Speeches IV pp 4014 - 4024.Speech notes for WSC's statement (15 July), entitled "Finance Bill (Betting Duty)", on the expected revenue from the tax, and different rates for racecourses and betting offices. Published:...
Dates: 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Collier's magazine articles by WSC: 1., Jul 1938 - Sep 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/620
Scope and Contents Includes proofs and cuttings from Collier's for: "Japan Guesses Wrong" on Japanese battleship building, the British and American response, making comparisons with naval strategy during World War I; "Dictators on Dynamite" (British title "Dictators at the Cross-roads") on the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini and the contemporary situation in Germany and Italy; "England Learns About Labor" (British title "The Problem of the Labour Unions") on union radicalism, supporting the recognition of...
Dates: Jul 1938 - Sep 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Cabinet: British Gazette: copy., 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/144
Scope and Contents Includes: a copy of the British Gazette; draft copy for the British Gazette, including articles by WSC; a Board of Trade note on food supplies for the British Gazette; reports from Liverpool and Southampton; draft copies of a statement by Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] giving an official guarantee of protection for workers against Union reprisals; extracts from the report of the Coal Commission for the British Gazette; a draft statement by 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert...
Dates: 04 May 1926 - 12 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of a letter from WSC to Geoffrey Dawson, 08 May 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/143/10-12
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times], marked "private and confidential" on the government's decision to comandeer supplies of newsprint compatible with the British Gazette's printing machines. WSC explains that Dawson should continue printing [the Times]; states the importance of the British Gazette "it is the only vehicle now left for concerting action simultaneously in all parts of the country"; and contests the idea that the TUC has as much right as the...
Dates: 08 May 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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