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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B., Nov 1945 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/52A-B

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Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (3); Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Attlee]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Chatfield (2), General Admiral Conrad Albrecht (2), and Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (3) on pensions for German war veterans; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (4); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Julian Amery on completing J L Garvin's life of Joseph Chamberlain; Bhimrao Ambedkar (2) (see CHUR 2/52A/41); R A Butler (2); Leo Amery (4); Randolph Churchill; Eric Underwood; Sir Edward Marsh; 1st Lord Portal [of Hungerford, earlier Sir Charles Portal]; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley]; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] on an "Anglo-Saxon information centre"; representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman] (6); Captain Sir Noel Arkell on the death of his son and the political situation in Indonesia [earlier Dutch East Indies] (2); Archduke Robert of Hapsburg [Austria] on his brother Otto of Hapsburg (2); Georges Bidault [French Foreign Minister] on Dunkirk; Raymond Blackburn and Arthur Christiansen, [Editor] of the Daily Express, on an article by Blackburn on production; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] on food for Britain from the dominions; Robert Boothby (2); Lord Willoughby de Eresby [later 3rd Lord Ancaster] (2); William Brown; Donald Bruce [later Lord Bruce of Donnington, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of Health]; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Deputy Chief Whip]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Kathleen Hill.Other subjects include: a visit by King George VI and family to South Africa; parliamentary matters; Palestine; Indian affairs; the proposed exchange of busts of President Roosevelt and WSC; United States films; Conservative Party affairs, including the 1947 Brighton [Sussex] Conference; foreign affairs; bricklaying; aiding the British Limbless ex-Servicemen's Association; Conservative industrial policy.Also includes copies of: the text of speeches by Leo Amery, and WSC (16 May 1947, Ayr [Scotland]) entitled "Trust the People" on the record of the Labour government; government paper on army training; various press cuttings; message of support by WSC for Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd; extracts from Hansard (22 October 1946); Boundary Commission reports and maps; programme for the premiere of "Down to Earth"; report on Germany by Lewis Brown.


  • Creation: Nov 1945 - Dec 1947

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