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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C (almost all material dates from 1946)., Jun 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/5A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Douglas Thomson on WSC visiting Aberdeen [Scotland] (2); "Scribe", 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Waris Ameer Ali on the activities of the Congress Party in India; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on scientists at Harwell [Berkshire]; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative Party (8); 1st Lord Davidson; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (7); Pierson Dixon [Principal Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on the frontiers of Austria; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] on the Baltic states [Soviet Union]; Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] on France and Germany; Arthur Sulzberger, [publisher] of the New York Times [United States]; John Lockwood (2); Marjorie Maxse, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] (2); Thomas Williams [later Lord Williams of Barnburgh, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries]; Robert Boothby; Brendan Bracken; Sir Edward Bridges [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Deputy Chief Whip] on the [Suez] canal [Egypt]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party (3); Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (3); Sir Edward Wilshaw, Chairman of Cable and Wireless Limited; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Sidney Hebbelthwaite (Foreign Office); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Nicholas Henderson [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Neill Cooper-Key (2); Alfred Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich, British Ambassador to France] on French political affairs; Geoffrey Crowther [Editor] of the Economist on the strength of the armed forces and the economy (2); various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including Chief Publicity Officer George Christ (7). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; Private Secretaries John Colville and Leslie Rowan; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Alanbrooke [earlier Sir Alan Brooke], Charles Mullan, and Robert Mathew.Other subjects include: a proposed magazine entitled "Empire Life"; Egyptian and middle eastern affairs; the United States loan; Conservative Party matters, including Ashridge Bonar Law Memorial Trust and a dinner for Sussex MPs; various by elections including those at North Battersea [London], Bexley [Kent], and Pontypool [Monmouthshire, Wales]; House of Commons business; food shortages and rationing particularly bread; the future of Germany; the charter of the BBC; the Cable and Wireless Bill.Also includes: Bonar Law Trust agenda and memorandum; Belgian article and other cuttings; pamphlet by Bledisloe on "Potatoes, Pigs and Milk"; Hansard extract (19 February 1946); "Apprentice Builders" pamphlet; Conservative Business Committee minutes; Conservative and Labour by election material; text of a speech by US Secretary of State James Byrnes at Stuttgart [Germany]; Cable and Wireless material; 1945 Thanksgiving Commemorative Book; Committee of Privileges papers; Conservative National Union agendas and reports.


  • Jun 1945 - Dec 1946

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2 file(s) (2 files (317 loose folios))

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