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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence H-Z., Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/2

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Correspondents include: Quintin Hogg [later Lord Hailsham of Marylebone]; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (7); Sir George Harvie Watt (3); Leslie Hore Belisha on joining the Conservative Party; Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] on British-United States relations (2); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative Party] (4); Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine]; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]; Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] on war crimes; Sir Walter Monckton on the committee on alternative remedies; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); Frank Giles [Private Secretary to Bevin]; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour] on Oliver Poole MP; Edith Watson [Prime Minister's Private Secretary]; John Remer; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Duncan Sandys on the Conservative Party Parliamentary Secretariat; 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; Gilbert Edgar; Sir Waldron Smithers on Sir George Paish (3); William Teeling; Robert Turton [later Lord Tranmire] on agricultural matters; Attlee on a vote of thanks to the war commanders (2); Donald Scott; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis] on political association with WSC; Richard Proby [Chairman Executive Committee of National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Kathleen Hill, and Elizabeth Gilliatt; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to [George] Peter Thorneycroft.Other subjects include: the support of Vernon Bartlett; the table in WSC's House of Commons room; demobilisation; endorsements by WSC for by-election candidates; procedures for select committees; the end of the war with Japan; co-operation between Conservatives and Liberals; WSC's Order of Merit; Poles in Britain.Also includes: copy of address to King George VI on defeat of Japan; drafts of the King's Speech; curriculum vitae for Stephen Pierssene; House of Commons Committee of Privileges draft report; draft memorandum on parliamentary procedure; notices for WSC's questions to Attlee; note of informal meeting between Conservatives and Liberals; press cuttings on Eden and US loan negotiations; report on the Sudeten territory [Czechoslovakia, later Czech Republic and Slovakia].


  • Creation: Jul 1945 - Dec 1945

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