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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence S., Apr 1946 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/71A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] (3); R A Butler (2); Arthur Bryant; Douglas Savory; Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on the use of excerpts from WSC's memoirs in a war crimes trial; Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip] on Scottish Unionist resolutions; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] on reorganising Conservative departments; Sir Charles Howard, Sergeant at Arms, House of Commons; representatives of the Savoy Hotel, including its President Hugh Wontner, (42); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee on the King and Queen's silver wedding (3); [Lucy] Marguerite, Lady Thomas [wife of former Governor of Straits Settlements] on the behaviour of the civil population of Singapore in early World War II; Sir Waldron Smithers (6); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] on selecting Conservative candidates (2); Sir Ralph Verney, Secretary to the Speaker of the House of Commons; Alexander Spearman; Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford [Essex] Conservative Association; Colonel Oliver Stanley (2); Reginald Maudling; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); 1st Lord Brand; 1st Lord Portal [of Laverstoke, earlier Sir Wyndham Portal] (2); Sir William Goodenough (3); James Rank, [Chairman] Joseph Rank Limited (2); Sir Kenneth Lee (3); Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] (3); Sir William Fraser [later 1st Lord Strathalmond] (2); Sir Ronald Weeks; Geoffrey Crowther [Editor] of the Economist; 1st Lord Leathers; Malcolm Stoddart-Scott on two 1914 letters by [James] Ramsay Macdonald; Henry Strauss [later 3rd Lord Conesford] on G K Chesterton's "Reaction"; Duncan Sandys; James Stuart (2); Alan Dower; Arthur Sulzberger, publisher of the New York Times [United States]; Geoffrey Summers on a ball at Llandudno [Carnarvonshire, Wales]; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Anne Hipwell, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford].Other subjects include: the structure of the Commonwealth; Anthony Brooke and Sarawak [later Malaysia]; Irish affairs; arrangements for "Shadow luncheons" at the Savoy; the coup in Czechoslovakia; the nationalisation of iron and steel; communist subversive activity; Spain and the United Nations; United States political and economic matters; a national lottery; the situation of Berlin [Germany]; setting up an industrial steering committee; Stuart's health and retirement as Chief Opposition Whip.Also includes copies of: a memorandum by Butler on party re-organisation; Attlee's address on the royal silver wedding; Royal Institute of International Affairs pamphlet on the Soviet-Yugoslav dispute; various invitations for WSC; lottery pamphlet; various cuttings.


  • Apr 1946 - Dec 1948

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2 file(s) (2 files (345 loose folios))

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