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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q. (includes copies of wartime documents)., Feb 1941 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/7A-B

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Correspondents include: Baronessa Bettina de Malfatti on Italian royal affairs (2); 1st Lord Marchwood [earlier Frederick Penny] resigning as Honorary Treasurer of the Conservative Party; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] (5) and Marjorie Maxse, Vice-Chairmen of Conservative and Unionist Party; Duncan Sandys on "Maycrete" houses; "Scribe", 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee], Sir Herbert Williams, and Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] on a proposed British Institute of Microbiology; Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary], Tom Driberg [later Lord Bradwell], Bishop Nikolai of the Serbian Church [United States], and Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on the trial of General Draza Mihailovic [former Leader of the Chetniks]; Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, (3) including (2) on an alleged statement by Albert Edwards about WSC; Sir Thomas Moore on motor fuel rationing; John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale]; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office [from July 1946] (3); Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] (6) including (4) on Canadian affairs and their effect on his wish to meet WSC during his visit to the United States; Attlee (2); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative Party [until July 1946] (3); George Quick-Smith, Secretary of National Road Transport Federation; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] (2) and Albert Nelson [Lord Trafalgar, later 6th Lord Nelson] on the Nelson Earldom; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; Allan Noble; Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] on an [Ireland] partition debate; Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery on honouring commanders in light of an United States announcement; Lieutenant-General Sir Frederick Browning, Military Secretary, War Office, on army morale; Nicholas Henderson [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] on Poland; Brendan Bracken on his press interests; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; various other representatives of Conservative Central Office (4). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow] and Kathleen Hill; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to James Maxton.Other subjects include: honouring Reginald Manningham-Buller [later 1st Lord Dilhorne]; Conservative Party matters, including the premises of the Conservative Secretariat, the National Recruiting Campaign, a proposed change of party name, and Woolton becoming Chairman; a play entitled "The Day after Tomorrow"; British production levels; local government elections; reactions to WSC's Fulton [United States] speech; transport nationalisation; the "closed shop"; the release of documents concerning Pearl Harbor [United States]; Jewish affairs and Palestine; Egypt; bread rationing; the prison population.Also includes copies of: memorandum by Altrincham on the Middle East; Yugoslav pamphlet entitled "The Treason of Mihailovic"; cuttings, including an article by Lord President of the Council Herbert Morrison; text of a speech by Morrison; Conservative Central Office propaganda material; Canadian documents, including prints of King's Ogdensburg agreement speech (November 1940); Northern Ireland Hansards; 1941 documents on the Japanese threat, including messages from WSC and Chiang Kai Shek [then President of China]; Oxford University Conservative Association termly card; government notes on war pensions; letter signed by Polish senators; Slovene Army papers on Marshal Tito and Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; drafts of House of Commons questions for Attlee. [Note: Folio 133 belongs with 152].


  • Creation: Feb 1941 - Dec 1946

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2 file(s) (2 files (269 loose folios))

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