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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence I-O., Dec 1947 - Jan 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/69A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Michiels van Verduynen [Netherlands Ambassador to the United Kingdom]; 4th Lord Powis; 1st Lord Kemsley [earlier Sir James Berry, Editor in Chief, Sunday Times] on Commonwealth journalists; Michael Joy [Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary of State]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne]; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour]; Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; Edward Given (Foreign Office); Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (2); Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (2); 1st Lord Lambert on inflation; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] (3); 1st Lord Teviot [earlier Charles Kerr], Chairman, Liberal National Organisation, on relations with the Liberal Nationals; Hugh Linstead requesting WSC to sign a book; Sir Beauvoir de Lisle on renaming the Conservative Party; representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle] (7); John Harvey; David Price-White; Guy Lloyd; 1st Lord Latham, Chairman, London Transport Executive; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] (2); Charles Nowell, City Librarian, Manchester, on a visit by WSC (2); [Alfred] Ernest Marples (3); Douglas Marshall; Reginald Maudling; Sir John Stirling-Maxwell; Hugh Molson (3); Sir Walter Monckton (3); Sir Thomas Moore; [Thomas] George Thomas [later 1st Lord Tonypandy], 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor], and Herbert Morrison, Lord President of the Council, on statements by Morrison on WSC's salary; Robert Myers; United States Senator Brian McMahon; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Henry Hodson [Assistant Editor] of the Sunday Times; Enoch Powell on the British Nationality Bill; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, on municipal elections; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip]; Victor Raikes and Sir Arnold Gridley (2) on 1992 Committee; Thomas Lyons; James Milner on a Norwegian delegation. 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; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Field Marshal Jan Smuts.Other subjects include: the situation in Indonesia [earlier Dutch East Indies]; the Industrial Christian Fellowship; Italian affairs; Japanese war crimes; arrangements for the King's speech dinner; allegations against WSC by Richard von Kuehlmann; Lennox-Boyd's brother in law, the former Prince Frederick of Prussia [parts of Germany and Poland]; Conservative Party affairs, including the conference at Llandudno [Carnarvonshire, Wales] and the Luton Hoo [Bedfordshire] rally; London transport; a statement by Daniel Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa, about WSC; industrial policy; the death of Jan Masaryk; the state of Britain under the Labour government; matters concerning parliamentary procedure; the situation concerning Hyderabad [India]; agricultural matters; information in a book by Henry Morgenthau [former United States Secretary to the Treasury]; MacMillan's campaign for Lord Rector of Edinburgh [Scotland] University; the Soviet threat in Europe; Jawaharlal Nehru [Prime Minister of India].Also includes copies of: material on Indonesia, Christianity, the Kemsley Empire Journalists' Scheme, and the Llandudno conference, including a summary of the 1st session and Soviet reports of WSC's speech; various press cuttings; the King's speech; report on "working class" opinion from Lloyd; London County Council (General Powers) Bill statement; Australian Banking Bill; details of Gaston Monnerville; telegram from WSC at the Quebec [Canada] conference to the War Cabinet (September 1944); Hansard (22 March 1948); analysis of district council elections; British Nationality Bill; drafts of House of Commons questions.


  • Creation: Dec 1947 - Jan 1949

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2 file(s) (333 loose folios)

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Folio 127: Copyright holder (De L'Isle) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.


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