Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from WSC to H A Gwynne arguing that the Bolsheviks will use their attendance at the Genoa Conference for propaganda purposes at home and that in the unlikely event of their reaching an agreement at the Conference, bringing the threat of a rift between Britain and France, "a very grave issue will be raised on which in the first instance the Cabinet must pronounce." Carbon typescript copy.
Letter from [WSC] to "Fred" [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] describing his recent fall from a polo pony and regretting that Birkenhead should have given the bulk of Conservatives a further reason to disagree with him by associating himself with the apparently conciliatory attitude being adopted towards the Bolsheviks, to the detriment of Britain's relations with France, by [David Lloyd George] at the Genoa Conference.
Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to "Eddie" [17th Lord Derby] arguing that it is a delicate time to speak about Anglo-French relations because France may invade the Ruhr [Germany] and that Britain should have used her influence to prevent such an event rather than "quarrelling with France for not pandering to the Bolshevists". Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.
Article by R H Hartley Reid (Foxlease, Swanage, Dorset) arguing that WSC has a bright political future. Considers his differences with David Lloyd George over Ireland and Russia, his mellowing political style, and his probable desire to fulfil Lord Randolph Churchill's ideal of Tory Democracy. Sent with CHAR 2/123/37.
Letter from William J Bills (151 Brownhill Road, Catford, [London]) to WSC reporting Socialist allegations that WSC was responsible for the spending of a hundred million pounds to overthrow the Bolsheviks and asking for information with which Bills can refute this.
Letter from WSC to John Gretton [later Lord Gretton] thanking him for the copy of the Daily Herald, referring to his membership of the Cabinet Committee looking into the organisation of the Special Department, praising Basil Thomson's services in regard to Bolshevism and regretting that Leonid Krassin was not expelled sooner. Typescript copy.
Letter in French from Boris Savinkov (The Albany, [London]) to WSC thanking for his help during his stay in Britain and for his commitment to the well-being of Russia.
Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Derby House) to WSC congratulating him for his part in the Irish settlement, criticising Michael Collins and his supporters for permitting the election to be postponed and warning that if [David Lloyd George] shows any sign of recognising the Soviet government at the Genoa Conference he would seal the fate of his government.
Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (Lullenden Farm) to WSC reporting that Sir William Tyrrell "was sympathetic and not too incredulous" and that Germany and Russia have made a defensive alliance against either of them being attacked by Poland, and asserting that "Germany is the key to the battle between Civilization and Bolshevism.".
Letter from Peter Pollen, War Office, to WSC, giving details of military and naval expenditure in Russia, France, Germany and Italy.
Letter from Muriel Wilson [later Muriel Warde] to WSC, asking him to postpone his visit to Tranby Croft, Hull, and commenting on events in Russia.
Letter from Charles, Duke of Marlborough to [ ], on his visit to Russia, including account of Court Ball and meeting with the Tsar.
Letter from Metropolitan Anthony, president, and W F Romanoff, secretary general, of the Council of the Russian Committee in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, to [WSC] thanking him for his tribute to Tsar Nicholas II and the part played by the Russian army during the war. Incorrectly addressed to Lord Edward Spencer Churchill.
Letter from [WSC] to Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] commenting on the passages in Beaverbrook's book relating to him and clarifying his attitude to the declaration of war on Russia by Germany. Carbon typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/142/54-55.
Letter from [WSC] to Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] on: British naval policy with regard to that of the United States; the hard work involved in finishing the volume of "The World Crisis" on the peace conferences; Maurice Hankey's vindication of Balfour against the "calumnies" of Ray Stannard Baker; WSC's wish to print a passage from one of Balfour's Cabinet papers which states British policy towards Russia at the end of the war. Carbon typescript copy.
Cutting from the Times: report of speech by William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] on: the economic position, Russia, Ormsby-Gore's opposition to WSC, David Lloyd George and Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken] and his support for the Government's Indian policy.
Letter from Arthur Cummings, Political Editor, News Chronicle, to WSC, on meeting with Nicolas Mayorski, the newly arrived London correspondent of the Russian newspaper "Pravda". Stating that Mayorski was one of the "ablest, most interesting and broadly intelligent Bolshies" he had met, and that he was particularly interested in meeting WSC, to "tell him why the post-War interventionist policy in Russia failed", attaching Mayorski's business card.
Letter from Sir Picton Bagge (British Embassy, 8 Rue Belliard, Brussels, [Belgium]) to WSC reminding him of the scheme he (Bagge) put forward in 1919 "for evicting the Bolsheviks from Russia by means of an Anglo-German financial-industrial combination", summarising his subsequent career, and congratulating WSC on his electoral victory [in the Epping Division of Essex].
Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (St James' Club, Piccadilly [London]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including arrangements for the transport of dogs to Blenheim Palace and the closure of their house [in Dublin, Ireland] and speculations on relations between England and Russia.
Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Auchnashellach [Dingwall, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland] on the notepaper of the India Office) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] including a description of his success at fishing; observations on the likelihood of a European war as a result of the actions of Russia and the illness of Cornelia [Lady Wimborne, earlier Cornelia Lady Guest and Lady Cornelia Churchill].
Notes between James Masterton-Smith [Private Secretary to WSC] and Charles Walker [Principal Clerk, Admiralty], on the question of Russian decorations for submarine officers.