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Conservative Party

 Organization

Found in 922 Collections and/or Records:

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Acquired Papers. Commemorative volume addressed to Lord Randolph Churchill from the Worcester Conservative Association., 27 Oct 1886

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/107
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 27 Oct 1886
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Acquired Papers. Correspondence concerning Lady Randolph Churchill's role in the Primrose League, a club founded to support the Conservative Party. All items are manuscript and signed unless otherwise described., 1886 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/51
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1886 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Acquired Papers. Papers regarding the resignation of Lord Randolph Churchill. Includes literary proofs for the extended version of WSC's biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, published in 1952., 1886 - 1887

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/116
Scope and Contents From the Series: This class of papers was acquired by WSC at various times either by inheritance or gift and has been arranged in groups according to the presumed original owner: Lady Randolph Churchill; Lord Randolph Churchill; John S Churchill; W Bernau of Lloyds Bank and others.The major groups may be broken into sub-series by correspondents and the papers thereafter are arranged chronologically (e.g. Lady Randolph Churchill's letters from WSC are mainly found at CHAR 28/13-28).The series includes a...
Dates: 1886 - 1887
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Articles, 1903-01-21 - 1904-10-19

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 7
Scope and Contents

Cuttings of articles by and about WSC on Army Reform, British Empire, Finance, Unionism.

Dates: 1903-01-21 - 1904-10-19
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Articles, 1900-09-27 - 1904-11-29

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 8
Scope and Contents

Cuttings of articles about WSC’s career, with illustrations; WSC’s speeches and articles on Unionism, The Fourth Party, Tariff Reform, Marriage Bill; WSC on Welsh Tour.

Dates: 1900-09-27 - 1904-11-29
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Broadcasts, 1955-10 - 1970-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/27
Scope and Contents Annotated transcripts of television and radio interviews and broadcasts by JEP on subjects including: immigration; defence, particularly cuts in the Middle East, British withdrawal from Singapore (in interviews with Denis Healey, Secretary of State for Defence, 1967), and retaining use of nuclear weapons; floating exchange rates; JEP's book on the relationship between the Ministry of Health and the National Health Service, A New Look at Medicine and Politics; Parliamentary privilege and...
Dates: 1955-10 - 1970-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Broadcasts, 1968-02 - 1979-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/28
Scope and Contents Annotated transcripts of television and radio interviews and broadcasts by JEP on subjects including: Britain and the Common Market, regulation of capitalism and immigration (included in a Politics in the 70's radio debate with Roy Jenkins); the Labour Party and Conservative Party (in Politics in the 70's radio debates with Roy Jenkins, Reginald Maudling and Michael Foot); legislation on equal rights for women; the Commonwealth; the relation between immigration and Christian duty (in a...
Dates: 1968-02 - 1979-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Cleveland correspondence and address, 1931-06 - 1938-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BOWR 1/1
Scope and Contents

Bower's address to the Selection Committee of the Cleveland Conservative and Unionist Association, prior to his adoption as candidate for Cleveland [Yorkshire] on the causes of the Depression and Conservative economic policy (1931); also includes letter to Bower from Sir Alfred Pease, former MP for Cleveland, on the Government's appeasement of Germany, and the need to strengthen the Navy.

Dates: 1931-06 - 1938-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Conservative Leadership, 1975-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/14
Scope and Contents

Letters from the general public asking JEP to become a candidate for the Conservative Party leadership election.

Dates: 1975-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Hinchingbrooke, 28 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/480/10
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] marked 'private' in which WSC thanks him for his letter and the news that the [Conservative] Party will unite but expresses concern about the need to focus on the war effort.Carbon typescript signed with initials, annotated "Mr Brown".

Dates: 28 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Irwin, Jan 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/572/88-91
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Lord Irwin [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax, Viceroy of India] expressing unhappiness about Irwin's declaration [relating to Dominion status for India] and it being endorsed by Stanley Baldwin. WSC expresses his conviction of growing resistance to Indian nationalism in Great Britain and in the need for the Conservative Party to oppose the Labour Party on the issue. WSC argues that India is a different case to Egypt and Ireland and urges Irwin to have...
Dates: Jan 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Kingsley Wood, 31 Oct 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/402/25
Scope and Contents

Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir Kingsley Wood asking him to become Chairman of the Conservative Research Department in the light of Neville Chamberlain's resignation. WSC explains that the work of the department was suspended so that the staff could undertake war work, that the framework of the organisation needs to remain and that political insight is needed for the role of chairman.Carbon typescript signed in pencil.

Dates: 31 Oct 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of correspondence between WSC and Stanley Baldwin, 27-28 Jan 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/572/76-77
Scope and Contents Copy of letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin resigning from Baldwin's "Business Committee" [Shadow Cabinet] because the differences in their views on Indian policy have become public. He expresses hope that their friendship may continue despite these differences and pledges support to defeat the Socialist government in the next general election.Copy of reply from Stanley Baldwin to WSC thanking him for his letter and expressing approval for the reason for his resignation. Baldwin agrees that...
Dates: 27-28 Jan 1931
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Copy of letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin, 16 Oct 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/572/104-105
Scope and Contents Copy of letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin on the Conservative Party's latest manifesto on tariff reform. WSC feels that the policy has been expressed in very general terms which means that it is capable of being interpreted in different ways. He expresses his opposition to the 'protective taxation of staple foods, by which I mean particularly wheat or other cereals, beef, mutton, bacon and milk' because he does not believe that the Dominions would offer any opportunities for British...
Dates: 16 Oct 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Correspondence, 1908-05 - 1914-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/1
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Alfred Deakin [Leader of the Opposition, Australia] on LSA's case against Home Rule; Frederick Oliver on the intention of David Lloyd George [? Chancellor of the Exchequer] to visit Canada [part of letter missing]; General Sir Ian Hamilton [Adjutant-General to Forces] on the hostility between China and Japan, and which side Britain should back. Also includes copies of letters from LSA to: Andrew Bonar Law [Leader of the Conservative Party] on the state of...
Dates: 1908-05 - 1914-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence, 1913-01 - 1915-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/3/2
Scope and Contents

Letters from LSA to: Major-General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] on the Dardanelles campaign, particularly effects on Bulgaria and Greece; Sir Edward Carson on policy towards Ulster [Northern Ireland]; Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] on Andrew Bonar Law's threat to resign as leader of the Conservative Party over Imperial Preference.

Also includes: paper by LSA on Imperial Preference.

Dates: 1913-01 - 1915-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence A - Z, 1951-11 - 1953-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/47
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis; [Syed] Waris Ameer Ali; Nancy, Lady Astor, thanking LSA for his sympathy on the death of 2nd Lord Astor; Jacques Bardoux; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] on helping LSA with agricultural policy questions (4); P Clavell Blount (3); 1st Lord Brand on the disadvantages of financial aid from the United States; Leonard Brockington; Arthur Bryant (2); 1st Lord Bruce, Chairman of the Finance Corporation for Industry Limited; James...
Dates: 1951-11 - 1953-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with 1st Lord Milner, 1903-01 - 1928-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/40
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Milner and LSA on subjects including: training troops in South Africa; the South African labour problem and immigration from China; LSA's foundation of an Imperialist group; the success of General Sir Paul Methuen [Commander-in-Chief Eastern Command] in the South African War, and Milner's concerns about Methuen's military position; the Cape Colony; Milner's own future after leaving South Africa; the 1907 Imperial Conference and ideals of imperial policy; tariff reform...
Dates: 1903-01 - 1928-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Cuttings, 1923-04-11 - 1923-11-17

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 22
Scope and Contents

Cuttings of articles on WSC’s view of the Coronel Disaster [Chile], and Liberalism; cartoons and photos of WSC’s change to Conservative Party.

Dates: 1923-04-11 - 1923-11-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Cuttings post-April 1968: Conservative Party Conference, 1968-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 12/3/11
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Mainly cuttings on specific events.

Dates: 1968-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Cuttings post-April 1968: Conservative Party Conference, 1969-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 12/3/14
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Mainly cuttings on specific events.

Dates: 1969-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
 Sub-Series

Early political, 1939 - 1987

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/1
Scope and Contents Political papers and correspondence, including: JEP's early attempts to become a Member of Parliament and adoption as MP for Wolverhampton South-West; his time in the Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat (particularly his papers on India); his work as a Conservative minister (particularly Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Minister of Health) and member of the Shadow Cabinet; his bid for leadership of the Conservative Party; political issues of the time, including the Suez Crisis,...
Dates: 1939 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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"Election Address", 23 Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/44B/197-241
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's election address (Home Park Football Ground, Plymouth [Devon]) on subjects including: the nation's improvement in health being due to science, not socialism; the disunity of the Labour Party and unity of the Conservatives, particularly between WSC and Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; the harm done to relations with the United States by the Government; accusations that WSC and the Conservatives are war-mongers, and WSC's own hopes of helping to prevent a Third World...
Dates: 23 Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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"Every Dog His Day", 05 Oct 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/9/136-199
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (5 October 1946, Conservative Party conference, Blackpool) entitled "Every Dog His Day" on subjects including: criticism of the Labour government; the need for a concerted opposition to Communism; foreign policy; the deterioration of relations with the Soviet Union; post war reconstruction; the electoral system; taxation; housing; the coal industry; agriculture; nationalisation; foreign policy and Indian independence; and the need for increased Conservative...
Dates: 05 Oct 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Sub-Series

"Fight for Tory leadership", 1963 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RDCH 3/4
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, source material and master copies of RSC's typescript on the Conservative Party leadership contest following the resignation of [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton].

Dates: 1963 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. The catalogue includes details of some material in the collection which is currently too fragile to be produced and researchers should seek advice from Archives Centre staff about accessing this material.

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.