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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/72A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, on the position of graduate teachers (2); Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, (2) and Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley], Secretary of State for Air, (2) on recruitment for service auxiliaries and reserves; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice- Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley (2); Reginald Maudling; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle] on becoming Joint Treasurer of the Conservative Party; Moss Turner-Samuels; Priscilla, Lady Tweedsmuir [earlier Lady Grant] (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); [Sir] Hugh O'Neill [later 1st Lord Rathcavan] on Northern Irish affairs (2); Gilbert Murray on the United Nations Association (2); Colonel Oliver Stanley on Kenya; Harry Wallace on a message from William Plummer (2); Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (4); Warren Magee, defence counsel for Baron Ernst von Weizsaecker (5); Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin]; Frederick Elwyn-Jones; Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party]; Robert Boothby (3); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (7); William Crocker [solicitor]; Ronald Fraser (Cabinet Office) on a service for Joseph Westwood; Sergeant G E Williams [WSC's detective] on police and MI5 action against communists; Sir Herbert Williams (5); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Edwin Leather; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations, on the Women's Annual Conference; Christopher York; Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip]; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Chairman, British League for European Freedom, (2) King Peter II [former King of Yugoslavia, later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia], and Slobodan Yovanovitch, former President of the All-Party Yugoslav Government, on Yugoslav affairs; Konni Zilliacus on criticising WSC's foreign policy. 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.Other subjects include: requests for WSC to sign books; London transport; Conservative Party affairs, including financial matters and the Young Conservatives; the United States Presidential election; the trial of Weizsaecker; European affairs, including the Hague Conference [Netherlands]; matters concerning the Whips; the position of Herbert Williams as Chairman of the National Union of Conservative Associations and on Europe.Also includes copies of: Graduate Teachers' Journal; service recruitment literature; message by WSC for Tory Challenge; London transport report; Hansard extract (27 October); material for the Weizsaecker trial including the opening statement and final plea, and statements by individuals including Theo Kordt, Halifax, Ivone Kirkpatrick, Christopher Steel, 1st Lord Vansittart, Hans Gisevius, Carl Burckhardt [Swiss diplomat], Countess Eleonora Attolico, Bishop of Oslo [Norway] Eivind Berggrav, and Bishop of Chichester [West Sussex] George Bell; article by 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour]; text of broadcast by Woolton; notes for WSC's speech to the Young Conservatives (12 June, Albert Hall [London]) on Conservative foreign and domestic policy.


  • Creation: Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

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2 file(s) (395 loose folios)

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Existence and Location of Copies

Available online, apart from folios 332-335 which are available as original documents. Folio 51: Copyright holder (De L'Isle) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

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