Found in 244 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.
Note from C C Ennals quoting from a telegram from the Chief of Staff of Grand Duke Nicholas giving the instructions which have been issued to Admiral Andrei Eberhardt [Commander of the Russian Black Sea Fleet]. With notes on the circulation and translation of the document (13-14 Mar) and note by WSC that it should be telegraphed textually to Vice-Admiral Sackville Carden (13 Mar). Printed copy. French with parallel English translation. Another copy at CHAR 2/74/62.
Note in French conveying to Lord Kitchener the information from the Grand Duke Nicholas that the Russian land forces which will attack Constantinople [Turkey] will wait for the orders of the naval commanders before going into action. With note from [Lord Kitchener] that WSC is to see this and that he did so. Printed copy.
Continuation of a detailed report to the secretary of the Admiralty by a member of the Royal Naval Air Service Armoured Car Division (Kozova, Austria) on the effects of the March revolution in Russia on Russian military discipline and support for the war, and the operations of the Armoured Car Division in Russia against Austrian and German forces, including details of casualties. Typescript copy.
Letter from Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson (48 Dover Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter to Sir Edward Carson [later Lord Carson] stating the case for sending police forces composed of Allied troops to Russia [see CHAR 2/95/73-81].
Letter from Lord Wimborne [earlier Ivor Guest and Lord Ashby St Ledgers] to WSC referring to the speech of Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett on the grave war situation, denying that Bolshevik Russia has any claim on Britain, expressing confidence that German power is set off by English-speaking solidarity, urging WSC to his use his influence "in the direction of sane accommodation", and referring to the Convention in Ireland.
Telegram, partly in code, from Edward Marsh (Colonial Office) to WSC (c/o British High Commission, Cairo, [Egypt]) summarising the Foreign Office statement on the risings against the Soviet Government in Russia. Copy.
Foreign Office statement on the risings against the Soviet Government in Russia.
Letter from Alexis Aladin (National Liberal Club, Whitehall, [London]) to WSC, the leader of the peasant union in Russia, describing his opposition to the Soviet government and asking to be provided with useful work during his enforced stay in Britain.
Letter from Victor Cazalet (Fairlawne, Tonbridge, [Kent]) to Edward Marsh enclosing and commenting on notes on the naphtha fields in Baku [Azerbaydzhan] owned by Avnatamoff [see CHAR 2/116/5-7].
Notes on the naphtha fields in Baku [Azerbaydzhan] owned by Avnatamoff. Sent with CHAR 2/116/4.
Letter from [WSC] to David Lloyd George drawing his attention to Victor Cazelet's idea that a British company should acquire an interest in the oil fields of Baku [Azerbaydzhan] and suggesting that it be referred to the Petroleum Executive. Typescript copy.
Letter from [Edward Marsh] to the editor of the Morning Post [H A Gwynne] on the reporting of the statements by WSC that few of the "professional revolutionaries" in Russia are Russian and most of them are Jews. Typescript copy. Another copy at CHAR 2/116/169.
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 Sidney Reilly (D3, The Albany, [London]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/126/8-9 and CHAR 2/126/10 describing the grave financial difficulties being experienced by Boris Savinkov and his crucial role in maintaining opposition to the Bolsheviks in Russia, and appealing to WSC to see if something can be done to assist him.
Letter in French from Boris Savinkov (32 Rue de Lubeck, Paris, [France]) to [WSC] predicting that the Bolshevik government in Russia will soon fall because of the conflict between left and right wingers, and describing the activities of his anti-Bolshevik organisation. Sent with CHAR 2/126/5-7.
Letter from William Royle (Elmwood, Rusholme, [Manchester]) to WSC reporting dissatisfaction among Liberal ranks with the Government's hostile attitude towards Germany and its subservient policy towards Russia with regard to Persia.
Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to William Royle citing the growth of German naval power as the reason why Britain should not antagonise Russia in Persia. Warns that France may be forced into war with Germany to avoid national humiliation, but hopes that the rise of democratic forces in Germany and the recovery of Russia after her disasters in Manchuria [China] will lessen the threat of German aggression. Signed and annotated typescript copy.
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