Found in 338 Collections and/or Records:
Admiralty memorandum on the movements of the German High Seas Fleet during the Moroccan negotiations, September - November 1911 [over Agadir]. [unsigned manuscript].
Admiralty memorandum on German naval construction, particularly the new Navy Law, allowing for three capital ships, 15,000 men and 13,000,000 pounds spending. [Typescript, with ms annotations].
Copy of first page of a letter from WSC to Maurice [?Hankey] reporting on an interview with [Sir Stewart] Menzies [Head of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6] and discussing an enquiry into the Secret Service. Unsigned carbon.
Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on replacing Sir Hugh Sinclair as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service with Captain [Gerald] Muirhead-Gould RN; also the need to improve Admiralty intelligence services, with note to Private Secretary on distribution. [carbon and draft].
Letter from Sir Alexander Cadogan [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] to Sir Archibald Carter [Permanent Secretary of Admiralty] asking for nominations from WSC and [Admiral of the Fleet Sir] Dudley Pound [1st Sea Lord] for Admiral [Sir Hugh] Sinclair's replacement as Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service.
Letter from [1st] Lord Vansittart [Chief Diplomatic Adviser to Foreign Secretary] to WSC, enclosing copy of letter to Sir Kingsley Wood, Secretary of State for Air, containing information from a private source on German air and naval capabilities; with letter of thanks from WSC to Vansittart.
Statement by Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] on the discovery by the Government of documents showing that the Russian trade delegation has been used as a cover for subversive activities in Britain by Soviet agents. Another copy at CHAR 2/152/66-71. Another version at CHAR 2/152/72-82.
Note from Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] to CSC, on gossip in Westerham [Kent] about a proposed visit to Chartwell by WSC, undertaking to tell the Military Authorities to ensure that the Chartwell Guard were warned not to gossip, pointing out that the information must have come from the staff at Chartwell, and that the staff should not mention such visits, even to the Guard; also on an extractor for the kitchen at Chartwell.
Note from CSC to Commander Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC], stating that the town of Westerham [Kent] was "seething" with the news that WSC would be spending the weekend at Chartwell, and that there was considerable disappointment when only she arrived; asking him to ensure that the Company Commander instructed his men not to discuss any proposed visit in the public houses and canteen in Westerham [initialled by CSC].
Letter from WSC to Sir Ernley Blackwell, [Legal Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Home Office], on the cancellation of his United States lecture tour, because of the possibility of a General Election, [and the death threat from the Ghadr Indian Revolutionary Party], suggesting that the Home Office keep a close watch on the young Indians in London, as they would certainly be in a bad mood when the Round Table Conference reached its inevitable breakdown. [Carbon].
Letter from Sir Ernley Blackwell [Legal Assistant Under- Secretary of State], Home Office, to WSC, with notification that the "Ghada" [Ghadr] Indian Revolutionary Party were making plans for an attempt on WSC's life during his autumn tour of the United States, and asking for details of his movements.
Memorandum by the [? Indian Police] sent to Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Special Branch, Metropolitan Police, on the Ghadr Indian revolutionary party, active in California, which had threatened to kill WSC during his lecture tour of the United States. [Typescript].
Letter from Stuart Atherley (London General Press, 6 Bouverie Street, London) to WSC enclosing a photograph of a document once belonging to Captain Sidney Reilly of the British Intelligence Service [not present] and asking for advice on whether it should appear in Reilly's published memoirs.
Letter from Desmond Morton (3 Beaufort Gardens [London]) to WSC [discussing the publication of Captain Sidney Reilly's memoirs]. He reports that the London General Press is a "hole and corner establishment" and that "no one reputable" has heard of Stuart Atherley; recommends that WSC should write to Stuart Atherley to see a copy of the manuscript; and expresses concern at the possibility that Atherley may posses secret information. Signed typescript with manuscript additions.
Letter to [Stuart Atherley] indicating WSC's willingness to see a copy of the manuscript [of Captain Sidney Reilly's memoirs]. Carbon typescript copy.
Telegram from WSC to President Roosevelt marked "personal and top secret" concerning cutting off Swedish exports to the enemy. He notes that there are economic warfare advantages, intelligence bases and bases for underground work in Sweden and that these should not be jeopardised.
Telegram from Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Tunis, Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean Theatre] to WSC marked "Guard" and "Personal" detailing the procedure for the announcement of the surrender of German forces in Italy, indicating how it will coincide with orders to the Germans to lay down their arms; and mentioning that the OSS [Office of Strategic Services] have infiltrated a man into Bolzano [Italy].
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