Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NCLAdd/91-100
TitleLetters from Neville Chamberlain to John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone
Extent10 items
DescriptionPhotocopies of letters to John Edward Bernard Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone (1868-1947), the majority written in the context f his position as Chairman of the National Savings Committee a role he held 1926-43. These copies were acquired from Nuffield College, Oxford from the originals in the Mottistone Papers held there

The first three letters are addressed 'My dear Seely', the later ones 'My dear Jack'; except where specified the letters are written from London: his address in 37 Eaton Square or from 11 or 10 Downing Street depending on whether the letter was written in his capacity as Chancellor of the Exchequer or as Prime Minister

/91Letter, dated 25 February 1932, in thanks for Seely's letter and congratulations. The context of this letter concerns Chamberlain 's chairing of a committee that recommended a 10 percent tariff on all imported goods with preferential treatment offered to the Dominions which was accepted as a National Government scheme and he expresses interest in seeing Seely's memorandum which anticipated the proposals back in November.

/92 Letter, dated 5 July 1932, written from the Lausanne Conference, France, to thank Seely for his support with the Conversion Scheme.

/93 Letter of thanks, dated 30 September 1932, for Seely's skill in organising the publicity for the Conversion Scheme

/94 Letter, dated 8 April 1936, in which he expresses his delight that Seeley has been successful in obtaining the King's consent to be Patron of the National Savings Movement. He also thanks him for his congratulations on a speech which had been intended to 'revive the somewhat drooping spirits of our men'.

/95 Letter, dated 16 May 1938 in which he questions Seely about his belief for a need for a Ministry of Supply.

/96 Letter of thanks, dated 14 November 1938, for a much appreciated letter, and also commenting on Seely's wife's convalescence and a trip to Tylney that they had been unable to make

/97 Letter of thanks, with envelope, dated 23 December 1938, for an inscribed copy of his book

/98 Letter, dated 10 February 1939, in thanks for his willingness to interrupt a tour with his wife to be of service.

/99 Letter dated 6 August 1939 in thanks for a note of approval and support and includes a reference to a forthcoming visit to Scotland

/100 Letter, dated 22 August 1939, in which he thanks Seely for his correspondence, including a copy of the letter he had written to Grandi. [the Italian Ambassador in London, 1932-1939]
Access StatusOpen
OriginalsOriginals item held by Nuffield College, Oxford: Mottistone Papers
/91: 4. 81
/92: 4.92
/93: 4.103/4
/94: 5.113
/95: 5.165
/96: 5.173
/97: 5.180
/98: 5.190
/99: 5.228
/100: 5.239


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