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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, C., Jun 1946 - Sep 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/19

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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (2); Canon Lewis Collins, Dean of Oriel College, Oxford; Randolph Churchill; Prime Minister Clement Attlee; Sir Walter Citrine, National Coal Board (2); Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams; Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (35); Duncan Sandys (4); Senator J William Fulbright; Julian Amery; Fernando de los Rios [Urruti]; Lionel Curtis. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Anne Hipwell, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Chips Gemmell; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Telegraph].Other subjects include: the formation of a British Handling Group in 1946; Christian support for the United Europe movement; UK representation at the Hague Conference [Netherlands] (1948); the involvement of the Labour Party; the historical background to the concept of European unity; an invitation for WSC to become Honorary President of the European Parliamentary Union; United States opinion; reaction to WSC's speeches at [the Hague, 9 May 1946], Metz [France, 14 July], and [Zurich, Switzerland, 19 September 1946]; the formation of a United Europe Council; Scandinavian attitudes.Also includes: pamphlets by Dr Joseph Retinger, Louis Pink, and Coudenhove-Kalergi; draft report of the Economic Sub-Committee of the Congress of Europe; minutes of the Joint International Committee of Movements for European Unity; copy of Interlaken [Switzerland] Plan of Action for a Federation of Europe; cuttings including an article by Coudenhove-Kalergi; report on the European Parliamentary Conference, July 1947; press release and papers by Coudenhove-Kalergi (including 1 on Zionism and Palestine); 1945 Declaration of European Inter-Dependence; details of the Pan-European Union; extract from the US Congressional Record; details of the United Europe Council.


  • Jun 1946 - Sep 1948

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