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Public and Political: General: correspondence concerning the Conservative and Unionist Party., May 1940 - Dec 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/402

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Correspondents include: Neville Chamberlain on remaining Leader of the Conservative Party in May 1940 and resigning as Chairman of the Conservative Research Department (2); Sir Douglas Hacking, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Party, sending on drafts of letters to Party officers; Lady Hester Bourne and [1st] Lord Windlesham [earlier Sir George Hennessy] on continuing as Vice-Chairmen of the Party; [1st] Lord Marchwood [earlier Sir Frederick Penny] on continuing as Party Honorary Treasurer (2); [David] Margesson, [Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Government] Chief Whip, on various Party matters (4); Sir Kingsley Wood on WSC becoming Leader of the Party and Wood taking over Chairmanship of the Conservative Research Department (2); Katharine, Duchess of Atholl (9), Colonel Patrick Blair [Political Secretary to Chairman of Unionist Party in Scotland], and Charles Harris [Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury] on Atholl returning to the Party. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] ?[Eric] Seal, "J R C" [John Colville], [John] Peck, "J M M" [John Martin], and Charles [Barker].Also includes: drafts of letters from WSC to Windlesham, Hester Bourne, and Marchwood, and from Atholl to WSC, and of a press notice on Atholl.


  • Creation: May 1940 - Dec 1940

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