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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B., May 1948 - Feb 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/80

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Correspondents include: Abdullah [ibn Hussein], King of Jordan [earlier Transjordan], (2) and Edward Tomkins (Foreign Office) on a visit to the United Kingdom by Abdullah; Dean Acheson [Secretary of State, United States] on WSC's visit to the United States; Sir Richard Acland and Donald Bruce [later Lord Bruce of Donnington, Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of Health] forewarning WSC of criticism in the House of Commons; Konrad Adenauer [Federal Chancellor of Germany] on WSC's 75th birthday; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on the advisory committee on policy; Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps and Richard Sharp [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] on alien scientists in Britain; [George] Gordon Allen on WSC attending a fete; Garry Allighan on his expulsion from the House of Commons; Cuthbert Alport on Colchester [Essex]; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on the National Review (2); Leo Amery (5) on subjects including getting re-elected to parliament, Marshall Aid, and national service; Reginald Maudling and Sir Norman Kipping on the Anglo-American Council on productivity; circular letters from [Morgan] Philips Price, John Maclay [later 1st Lord Muirshiel], Frank Byers, John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale], and Ralph Clarke on the hunting and coursing prohibition bill; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office) on Prime Minister of Japan (until October 1948) Hitoshi Ashida (2); Ashida on the publication of WSC's war memoirs in Japan; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe] (4); Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Prime Minister Clement Attlee; Archer Baldwin; Vernon Bartlett on reporting a remark by WSC; Malcolm McCorquodale on 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Beaverbrook on William Brittain and Anthony Fell (2); Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary]; Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Great Britain; Georges Bidault, French President of the Council; Geoffrey Bing on party finances; Robert Boothby (7); "Freddy" [2nd Lord Birkenhead, earlier Lord Furneaux and Frederick Smith] on being chosen as a [Council of Europe] deputy delegate; Alfred Bossom on a Conservative local government conference (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); Kenneth de Courcy; R A Butler on an Imperial Policy document (3). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Maud Stanley, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel]; William Deakin [WSC's literary assistant].Other subjects include: postal votes for the 1950 election; Israeli affairs; German affairs; matters concerning Antarctica; the availability of food; economic matters; the Karens in Burma; WSC signing copies of his books; the position of King Leopold of Belgium; the United Europe movement; Boothby's political career; Conservative parliamentary affairs.Also includes copies of: various cuttings including an article by Boothby; an essay by Amery on "British Commonwealth and the United States"; an Anglo-American Council on Prosperity report; the hunting bill; Conservative Weekly Newsletter; Unemployment Fund accounts 1947-48; material and comments on the North Atlantic Pact [NATO]; press release on President Harry Truman and the atomic bomb; 1944 minute from WSC to then Foreign Secretary [Anthony Eden, later 1st Lord Avon]; 1949 metropolitan borough council elections analysis; Conservative local government pamphlet; and 2 loose stamps.


  • May 1948 - Feb 1950

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1 item(s) (1 file (260 loose folios))

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