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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers concerning the Conservative and Unionist Party., Feb 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/450

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Correspondents include: Sir Douglas Hacking resigning as Chairman of the Party; Sir Robert Topping, General Director of Conservative and Unionist Central Office and Honorary Secretary of the Post-War Problems Central Committee (6), James Stuart [Government Chief Whip] (5), and Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne], Chairman of the Party [from March 1942], sending on copies of and commenting on reports and resolutions. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from [George] Harvie-Watt [Parliamentary Private Secretary to WSC], [Desmond] Morton [Personal Assistant to WSC], and [Prime Minister's Private Secretaries] "J M M" [John Martin], [Francis] Brown, "T L R" [Leslie Rowan], and "J H P" [John Peck]; cutting from the Times on Hacking's resignation.Papers include: reports prepared by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] for the Post-War Problems Consultative Committee; "Looking Ahead", the 1st interim report of the Sub-Committee on Education; National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations Central Council meeting agenda and report, 1 October 1942; reports for the Central Committee entitled "Current Opinion" and "Politics in Review" on matters including press and public opinion, India, industrial affairs, war matters, and education; resolution of the Conservative Private Members Committee (1922 Committee) on Colonel [Oliver] Stanley's proposals for Party reorganisation; extracts from Harvie-Watt's weekly 1922 Committee reports for 20 and 27 November.


  • Creation: Feb 1942 - Dec 1942

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (67 folios))

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