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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence A-G., Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/1A-B

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (3); Richard Poland [Private Secretary to Minister of Civil Aviation]; E Colston Shepherd, Secretary-General of the Air League of the British Empire; Sir George Harvie Watt (4); John Winant [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; Randolph Churchill; Leo Amery on imperial preference and European unity (2); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative Party] (7); representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Dorothy Spencer and General Director, Stephen Pierssene (16); Arthur Bateman; Vernon Bartlett; Alfred Bossom; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (4); R A Butler on the docks; 1st Lord Lyle of Westbourne; representatives of Cable and Wireless Limited, including its President Sir Edward Wilshaw, on the nationalisation of commonwealth communications services (5); Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Deputy Chief Whip] on the budget debate; [Alfred] Ernest Marples; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party]; Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France] on French politics (3); "Bobbety", Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil, later 5th Lord Salisbury] (3); 1st Lord Croft on the Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] constitution; Sir Ian Fraser; "Buck", [9th] Lord De La Warr [earlier Herbrand Sackville] on his joining the Conservative Party (2); Henry Willink and Sir Bernard Docker on the British Hospitals Association; Eric Gandar Dower; Sir George Franckenstein on the South Tyrol [Italy]; Robert Boothby sending on a note on the interrogation of General Franz Halder and Field Marshal Karl von Rundstedt; George Papandreou [former Prime Minister of Greece] on communist insurgency (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Kathleen Hill, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Elizabeth Layton; and Prime Minister's Private Secretaries Leslie Rowan and John Colville; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Brendan Bracken.Other subjects include: civil aviation policy; United States' loans; 1945 election; matters concerning by-elections, including WSC endorsing candidates; tax policy; the voting of Conservative MPs on various issues; the new Conservatives MPs' dinner; demobilisation.Also includes: comments by Conservative Agriculture Committee; copy of a speech by Leo Amery; Conservative Party material, including copies of election addresses by Assheton and Gandar Dower, WSC's policy for 1945 election, "Socialist election promises", lists of marginal seats, and analyses of election results; cutting from the Evening Standard; report of speeches at the Conservative Candidates' Conference; pamphlet on the Dog and Duck Circle; paper entitled "The tragedy of Yugoslavia" [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; appeal signed by Franckenstein, Sir Ernest Barker, Sir John Clapham, and Friedrich Hayek and pamphlet on the Tyrol.


  • Creation: Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

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