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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence J-N., Oct 1946 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/55

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party], 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman], Sir Robert Cary, and Stephen Pierssene [General Director] (9); Sir Angus Watson; Sir John Jarvis; F Ashe Lincoln; James Watts (2); 1st Lord Kemsley [earlier Sir James Berry, Editor in Chief Sunday Times] requesting an article; Henry Boorman, Proprietor and Editor of the Kent Messenger; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] on a dinner to assess the King's speech; Duncan Sandys; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on the coal crisis (2); John Maude; Stanislaw Mikolajczyk [former Prime Minister of Poland], Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon], Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] (2), and Tadeusz Romer [former Polish Foreign Minister] (2) on Mikolajczyk and political trials in Poland; Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat (3); Sir Herbert Williams on emigration; 1st Lord Montgomery of Alamein; Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council]; Richard Casey [President, Liberal Party of Australia]; Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on correspondence between WSC and Benito Mussolini; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] on Williamsburg [United States]; Hector McNeil [Minister of State] (Foreign Office); Sir Harold Mackintosh [later 1st Lord Mackintosh of Halifax], Chairman of National Savings Committee; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], Minister of Defence, and Sir Eustace Tennyson-d'Eyncourt on reductions in naval manpower; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Deputy Chief Whip] on nationalised industries. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; Christopher Soames.Other subjects include: Conservative Party affairs, including Young Conservative initiatives; the trial of Mamora Shigemitsu [former Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; the Jarrow [County Durham] by-election and Conservative and Liberal co-operation; Jewish affairs, including plans for a Jewish memorial forest; the economic state of Britain; the case of Jean de Laborde; the trade union political levy; constitutional proposals for Malaya [later Malaysia]; WSC's speaking engagements; Soviet influence in the Middle East; municipal elections; publishing WSC and President Roosevelt's correspondence after the Yalta [Soviet Union] agreement; Greek affairs; national service; WSC's views on Norway.Also includes copies of: message from WSC to Yosuke Matsuoka, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1941; various press cuttings; "The Local Government Social Welfare Service"; "The Right Wing"; "The New Courageous" by Maude; white paper on honours, decorations, and medals; "General survey of the Middle East" by Richard Wyndham of the News of the World; text of speech by Montgomery on the National Savings Movement; proof from "Diplomatic Prelude" by Lewis Namier; extracts from Hansard (6 and 7 May 1947).


  • Oct 1946 - Dec 1947

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