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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/23

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Correspondents include: "Bobbety" [5th Lord Salisbury, earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] advocating a "Western Pact"; Freda Smith [Duncan Sandys' secretary] (4); Duncan Sandys (9); Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi on a Geneva [Switzerland] Congress in 1947; Victor Gollancz on the repatriation of German POWs; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso] (3) including (1) on his family trust and (2) on his involvement with United Europe; Gaston Riou and Pierre Passani of the French Committee of the European Economic and Federal Union; Henry Usborne; Usborne and James Pitman (joint note). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Anne Hipwell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Penelope Wall; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to General George Marshall [Secretary of State, United States].Other subjects include: the role of Coudenhove-Kalergi; the Five-Power Committee on European Union in Paris [France] (1948); United Europe fundraising; United States reaction to WSC's Zurich [Switzerland] speech [19 September 1946].Also includes: cuttings including an article by [William] Stephen King-Hall; European Movement papers and photograph at Paris (1948); Scottish League for European Freedom pamphlet, "Oppressed Europe Speaks"; information on and an uncorrected proof of "Europe's Fate" by Gordon Sewell; text of Field Marshal Jan Smuts' address to the Dutch Parliament (1946); papers by Christopher Soames and Usborne; Jewish Fellowship leaflet; Albert Hall meeting (May 1947) flyer; memorandum by Robert Boothby and Ronald Mackay; European Parliamentary Union leaflet by Coudenhove-Kalergi; list of members of the Welsh Committee of the United Europe movement.


  • Creation: Sep 1946 - Dec 1948

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