Found in 246 Collections and/or Records:
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?".
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.
Cutting from the Morning Post on the reasons why the United States government cannot recognise a Bolshevik government of Russia.
Extract from a speech by WSC as the guest of the Aldwych Club justifying the help being given by Britain to the anti-Bolshevik forces in Russia but stating that this cannot extend to the compulsory despatch of troops.
Letter from [WSC] to Victor Cazalet explaining why the Allies helped the anti-Bolshevik forces in Russia and arguing that now those forces have been defeated there is no reason why the Government should prevent people trading at their own risk with the Bolsheviks, who now have to be left to show whether or not "they intend to observe the ordinary conduct of civilised nations in their relations to the outer world." Typescript copy.
Letter from Lord Curzon (Foreign Office) to WSC explaining that Foreign Office telegram [suggesting that the Poles be advised not to co-operate with Boris Savinkov] was one which he did not personally authorise and that it arose from the desire to remove any excuse for the Bolsheviks' impending attacks.
Letter from WSC (War Office) to [David Lloyd George] arguing that the Government's anti-Turkish and pro-Bolshevik policy is harming British interests in India and the Middle East, is ruinously expensive, and is alienating the Liberals' Conservative coalition partners. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh.
Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) to WSC expressing agreement with his policy on the Bolsheviks, arguing that long-term trading relations with Russia under a Soviet government will be impossible, and asking WSC's opinion of his idea of a defensive alliance with France.
Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (Lucknow, [India]) to WSC on: the difficulties caused by the fanatical Muslims in India; the elections in Greece; Ottoman suzerainty over Smyrna, Thrace and Arabia; the boycott by the Muslims of any of their number who do not boycott the British; the fate of Peter Wrangel [the evacuation of his forces from the Crimea] (25 Nov). Annotated by WSC: Prime Minister "great minds think alike" (19 Dec).
Letter from [WSC] to [General Prince Belosselsky-Belosersky] thanking him for the gift of a portrait of John, 1st Duke of Marlborough and commiserating with Russia's grave plight. Typescript copy.
Letter from WSC (War Office) to "Eddie" [17th Lord Derby] agreeing with Derby's views [on foreign policy], asking if he can read Derby's two letters to [David Lloyd George], expressing the hope that he (WSC) will be able to alter Government policy on Russia and Turkey and suggesting that he, Derby and Lord Scarbrough meet for lunch. Copy.
Cuttings from the Morning Post: correspondence of Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II between 1895 and 1914.
Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) to WSC announcing his intention of criticising Government policy towards Leonid Krassin and his supporters and towards the alteration of the Treaty of Sevres [in favour of Turkey] at a forthcoming speech in Manchester.
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 [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 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.