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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence O-P., Nov 1946 - Nov 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/56A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Press Officer Gerald O'Brien and 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman] (14); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] on the summoning of Parliament; George Benson, Derick Heathcote-Amory, and [Rhys] Hopkin Morris (joint letter) on the death penalty; Thomas Hopkinson, Editor of Picture Post, on WSC writing an article on economic policy; 1st Lord Portal [of Laverstoke, earlier Sir Wyndham Portal]; Sir George Jeffreys and Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2) on Bureau of Current Affairs information posters; 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg] on a donation from WSC to the Professional Classes Aid Council; Sir John Barran; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, and Christine Taylor; CSC.Other subjects include: Conservative Party affairs, including funding and propaganda; WSC's speeches; requests for WSC to write articles or see individuals; Greek affairs; rationing; proportional representation.Also includes copies of: "Citizen's Choice" by Sir Arthur Page; House of Commons Library Bibliography on Palestine; information on eastern Europe; a press cutting; petitions from a "group of housewives, Shepherd's Bush [London]" and one against the policies of the Labour government; extracts and copies of Hansard (3, 4 June, and 29 October 1947); Bureau of Current Affairs pamphlets and maps, including material by Sir Henry Bunbury; Professional Classes Aid Council annual report 1945-46; papers on electoral reform; King's speech 1947; cover of "Tory Challenge".


  • Nov 1946 - Nov 1947

Conditions Governing Access

Open (folios 84-7 were opened in 2022).


2 file(s) (2 files (184 loose folios - closed material in a separate file))

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