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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on the movement towards a United Europe, C., Dec 1946 - Jun 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/25A-B

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Correspondents include: Duncan Sandys (6); Archbishop of Canterbury Geoffrey Fisher; Leo Amery (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on communism; Paul-Henri Spaak [Chairman of the International Council of the European Movement] (2); Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (16); Dr Joseph Retinger, Honorary Secretary General of the European Movement, inviting WSC to a cultural conference. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Chips Gemmell.Other subjects include: the Archbishop of Canterbury's role; the fate of the Baltic states [Soviet Union]; WSC's involvement with the College of Europe in Bruges [Belgium]; the role of Coudenhove-Kalergi, and matters concerning the European Parliamentary Union, including the Congresses at Venice [Italy] (1949) and Constance [Germany] (1950), and the Pan-European Movement; British, Swiss and French attitudes; the Schuman Plan; matters concerning the Council of Europe, Strasbourg [France], including the declaration on human rights.Also includes: front cover of World Review; College of Europe pamphlets; minutes of Conservative Parliamentary Inter-Committee Group meetings on the Council of Europe; pamphlet and texts of speeches by Coudenhove-Kalergi; European Parliamentary Union papers including Venice and Constance material; an extract from a 1930 WSC article; European Movement papers; reports of the proceedings of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and Consultative Assembly recommendations and resolutions; United Europe Movement meeting papers.


  • Creation: Dec 1946 - Jun 1951

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