Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from James Baum, secretary of the Leicester and District Trades Council, 11 Briton Street, [Leicester]) to WSC accusing him of agreeing secretly with Lieutenant-General Nikolai Golovin, Alexander Kolchak's agent, to provide British troops for the war against Soviet Russia under the pretext of evacuating North Russia. Typescript copy. Original at CHAR 2/110/89-91.
Letter from [WSC] to [James Baum, secretary of the Leicester and District Trades Council] answering the Council's accusations about his involvement in the provision of military help in the war against Soviet Russia. Typescript copy. Other drafts and copies at CHAR 2/110/130-145.
Letter from [WSC] to General Sir Ian Hamilton thanking him for a copy of his letter advocating the arming of Germany against the Bolsheviks [see CHAR 2/110/77]. Typescript copy.
Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton to WSC congratulating him on the way in which the confrontation between Poland and the Bolsheviks is developing and enclosing a copy of a letter from him to the Times advocating the arming of Germany against the Bolsheviks which he decided not to send [see CHAR 2/110/77].
Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton to [the editor of the Times] advocating the arming of Germany against the Bolsheviks. Copy sent with CHAR 2/110/76.
Letter from [WSC] to the secretary of the Leicester and District Trades Council asserting that whilst the Parliamentary Labour Party allow their supporters in the country to make violent attacks on WSC's Russian policy, they know that they could not sustain such attacks in the House of Commons. Typescript copy.
Cutting from the Times: leading article agreeing with WSC about the gravity of the Bolshevik threat to Poland but asserting that his publishing in a newspaper [the Evening News] of a call to re-arm Germany is constitutionally improper. Another copy sent with the original of CHAR 2/110/82-84.
Letter from Henry Wickham Steed (The Times) to WSC explaining why his paper criticised WSC's article in the "Evening News" calling for the arming of Germany against Bolshevism as a departure from the principle of Cabinet responsibility.
Letter from [WSC] to [Henry Wickham Steed] denying the contention by the Times that WSC's article in the Evening News on the Bolshevik threat and the need to arm Germany against it departed from the principle of Cabinet responsibility. Typescript copy.
Letter from Edward Shortt (Home Office) to WSC returning a copy of a telegram referring to a delegation of Russian trade unionists [see CHAR 2/110/127] and discussing how and whether they should be allowed to enter Britain.
Copy of a telegram from Mr Leslie (Reval, [Tallinn, Estonia]) reporting that a delegation of Russian trade unionists intends to visit Britain to meet their British counterparts. Annotated by WSC: "Home Secretary. Are these men allowed to come?".
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.
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.
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.
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 Alexander Maxwell (Home Office) to [Edward Marsh] reporting that the Foreign Office has decided that the Russian labour delegation should not be allowed to come to Britain.
Copy of a telegram from Sir Mansfeldt Findlay (Christiana, Norway) reporting the protests by Norwegian labour organisations against the refusal of the Norwegian government to allow a Russian labour delegation to travel through Norway to Denmark and Britain. Annotated by WSC: "Home Secretary. Are these people coming by your permission? Is it all right?" (26 Aug).
Letter from James Baum, secretary of the Leicester and District Trades Council (11 Briton Street, [Leicester]) to WSC asserting that WSC's policy of war against Soviet Russia has been "deliberately camouflaged" by WSC, his colleagues and the press and that most people in Britain oppose it.