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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-S., Jan 1947 - Nov 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/57A-B

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Correspondents include: Prime Minister Clement Attlee (4); Sir James Hawkey; Paul Reynaud on events at Bordeaux [France] in June 1940 (2); Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] (3); Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (3); Archduke Robert of Hapsburg (Austria) (2); Leonard Ropner on the Conservative and Unionist Films Association; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Paul Beards [Assistant Private Secretary to Attlee]; Sir Eric Crankshaw, [Secretary] Government Hospitality Fund, and Sir Maurice Peterson [British Ambassador to the Soviet Union] on a visit by a Soviet delegation; Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Michael Williams (Foreign Office) on Marshal Stalin at the Potsdam Conference [Berlin, Germany]; Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] (2); Duncan Sandys; Kathleen Brooke and Anthony Brooke on Sarawak [later Malaysia] (6); Douglas Savory on the finance bill; Simon Ramsay [later 16th Lord Dalhousie]; "Top" [3rd Lord Selborne, earlier Lord Wolmer]; Sir Hartley Shawcross, Attorney-General, on WSC publishing Prime Minister's personal minutes (2); Thomas Skeffington-Lodge; Mary Shaw, Secretary to John Fallon of the Smethwick [Staffordshire] Unionist Association, on obtaining books of WSC's speeches (5); Sir Walter Smiles on Romania; Sir Waldron Smithers (3); Brigadier John Smyth; Sir Archibald Southby on his retirement as an MP; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (7); Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside, Speaker of the House of Commons] (3); Robert McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; Colonel Oliver Stanley; Richard Stokes on Germany (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Chips Gemmell; Christopher Soames; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Stalin.Other subjects include: Regent's Park [London] terraces; service requisitions; Britain's position on the Austrian Government and the Hapsburg family; the marriage of Princess Elizabeth [later Queen Elizabeth II]; Soviet affairs, including the film "The Battle of Stalingrad", political trials, and Soviet wives of British servicemen; Sandys' political career; the state of Britain under the Labour government; Count Carlo Sforza [Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs]; the Slovak action committee; communist influence in Britain and abroad; parliamentary procedure; a visit by the Speaker of the French National Assembly; the Conservative Brighton [Sussex] Conference.Also includes copies of: galley proofs and various press cuttings; report of the committee on Regent's Park Terraces; text of speech by Sir Robert Renwick; various resolutions; Attlee's address on the royal marriage; invitations and programme for the Soviet visit; pamphlet by Anthony Brooke; "Smethwick Opinion"; extract from Hansard (15 November 1946); pamphlets on communist influence in the United States; details of Imrie Swainston.


  • Creation: Jan 1947 - Nov 1947

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