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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-Z., Dec 1945 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/8A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir David Robertson on industrial affairs; Randolph Churchill and John Dugdale on Soviet attitudes; 1st Lord Rankeillour [earlier James Hope] and Francis Turnbull [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India] on Indian affairs; Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office [from July 1946] (4); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (10); Sir Alexander Roger on telecommunications; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe], Chairman of the Conservative Party [until July 1946] (6); Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Ruddle; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Jean Halsey; Jules Sauerwein on an article by him on a united Europe (2); Sir Oliver Harvey [later 1st Lord Harvey of Tasburgh, Assistant Under-Secretary of State] (Foreign Office) on Sauerwein; Douglas Savory on the South Tyrol [Italy] (2); Hugh Wontner, President of the Savoy Hotel, London; [Robert] Scott Stevenson on his standing in the Scottish Universities Parliamentary by-election; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office) (2); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party (3); Osbert Peake [later 1st Lord Ingleby]; Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside], Speaker of the House of Commons; James Henderson-Stewart (2); Najeeb al-Armanazi [Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary] (Syrian Legation in London) (2); Duncan Sandys; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2); Ernest Taylor; 1st Lord Templewood [earlier Sir Samuel Hoare] on Spain; Major-General Raymond Briggs, Director, Royal Armoured Corps, and Secretary of State for War John Lawson on the territorial army; [George] Peter Thorneycroft; Allan Noble; R A Butler; William Whiteley [Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury]; Chaim Weizmann [President World Zionist Organisation and] Jewish Agency for Palestine (2); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee]; Sir Herbert Williams on a trade agreement between the United States and Britain; James Wootton-Davies on his political plans; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on the Birmingham municipal election results; Christopher York on WSC inscribing a book (3); Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip] on Scottish policy; Thomas Bromley (Foreign Office); Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (2); Slobodan Yovanovitch of the Yugoslav National Committee; various other representatives of Conservative Central Office (5). 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.Other subjects include: Conservative Party matters, including the National Recruiting Campaign, "Shadow luncheons" at the Savoy, the Preston [Lancashire] by election, Woolton, and proposed changes to the party organisation and name; boundary changes and the redistribution of seats; Anthony Brooke and Sarawak [later Malaysia]; refugees in Europe; a wartime pledge to the Senussi tribe [Cyrenaica, Libya]; parliamentary business including the Coal Bill, the defence debate, the Trade Unions Bill, and the Trafalgar Estates Bill; a Jewish homeland; small holdings in Essex; co-operation between the Conservatives and Liberals; Syrian independence; tank production; the nationalisation of inland transport; the National Savings Movement; the Baltic States [Soviet Union]; Marshal Tito and General Draza Mihailovic [former Leader of the Chetniks].Also includes: Conservative National Union, Home Counties North (Essex and Middlesex) Provincial Area papers; cuttings and reprints of articles; material on boundary changes and the Trafalgar Estate (Nelson annuities); Refugees Defence Committee report by Vice Chairman Sir Clifford Heathcote-Smith; copy of Sauerwein article; texts of speeches by Savory and Assheton; Scott Stevenson election manifesto; Hansard extracts (February 1946); government statement on defence; "Post-War Transport in Great Britain" by Bertram Richards; United Nations papers on "The Question of Refugees" and the "First Assembly: London 1946"; summary of government action on Wales and Monmouthshire.


  • Dec 1945 - Dec 1946

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