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Public and Political: General: General Election: Tours., 22 Jun 1945 - 18 Jul 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/553A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include Conservative candidates either requesting visits from WSC or thanking him for visits including: Major-General Robert Laycock, [3rd] Lord Long, Reginald Manningham Buller [later 1st Lord Dilhorne], [Edward] Spears (3), Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], Edward Terrell, Randolph Churchill, Donald Somervell, Bernard Sunley, Alfred Denville, George Harvie Watt and Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; David [1st Lord] Margesson of Conservative and Unionist Central Office on arrangements for the tours, press releases (12); CSC; Arthur Young, Scottish Unionist Whip; Herbert Price, Chief Constable of Bradford [Yorkshire]; and John Pimlott, Private Secretary to Home Secretary.Also includes: itineraries for WSC's visits to the Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire, Scotland, London and Essex; copies of WSC's letters and notes about his wishes; notes and copies of correspondence from Leslie Rowan, John Peck, John Martin and John Colville [Private Secretaries to WSC], Kathleen Hill and Elizabeth Layton [Secretaries to WSC] and "Tommy", Charles Thompson [Personal Assistant to WSC] on arrangements and expenses for the tours; newspaper cuttings; information on the candidates WSC is to meet and on the war record of the Scottish divisions.Other subjects covered by the file include a firework thrown at WSC by a student, gifts, and petrol expenses.


  • 22 Jun 1945 - 18 Jul 1945

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (256 folios))

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