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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, K-R., May 1946 - Aug 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/22A-B

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Correspondents include: Freda Smith [Duncan Sandys' secretary] (10); Evelyn King resigning from the Executive Committee of the United Europe Movement; [William] Stephen King-Hall (7); Duncan Sandys (11); John Langford-Holt; 1st Lord Layton (2); 1st Lord Lindsay of Birker on the roles of Britain and the Soviet Union; Lewis Douglas [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom] on a press conference by General George Marshall [Secretary of State, United States] (3); Randolph Churchill; Thomas Martin, Deputy Secretary General, Joint International Committee of Movements for European Unity, (2) including (1) on a disagreement with Dr Joseph Retinger; Sir Clive Morrison-Bell offering WSC a map showing tariffs; Henry Morton; 1st Lord McGowan (6); Edward Ellis, Bishop of Nottingham, on Catholic views (2); Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, on the Union of Christian Social Democrat Parties; Paul Ruegger [Swiss Minister to Great Britain] on Swiss Foreign Minister Max Petitpierre; Thomas Harvey [Private Secretary to the Queen]; J Arthur Rank (2); Carl Raymon enclosing his 1939 Programme for Europe; Leo Amery; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Retinger, Honorary Secretary General of the Joint International Committee (2); Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Anne Hipwell, and Chips Gemmell; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir James Marchant, Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada], and Robert Boothby.Other subjects include: the attitudes of Labour and Conservative MPs and the British, United States and French governments; matters concerning the United Europe Movement, including the production of its newsletter and finances (McGowan's appeal); matters concerning the Hague [Netherlands] Congress, including WSC's speech; correspondence between WSC and Prime Minister Clement Attlee (August 1948); a proposal for WSC to speak in Paris [France] in November 1947; Rank making a film on the movement; measures to convene a European Assembly.Also includes: National and United Europe newsletters; various cuttings including articles by King-Hall and Gordon Lang and editorials; pamphlets by Sydney Bailey and Layton; text of WSC's Hague speech (7 May 1948); report of a talk by Marshall and WSC's statement on it; [British handling committee for a] United States of Europe statement of aims; list of guests for McGowan's fundraising luncheon; European Movement pamphlets; Reuters' reports.


  • Creation: May 1946 - Aug 1949

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