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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Dec 1948 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/81A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Harley Usill of the Naldrett Press Limited (5); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (2); George Rainbird; John Leigh-Pemberton (3); Sir Oswald Birley; Beresford Craddock; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (13); Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; R A Butler (5); Thelma Cazalet-Kier (2); Christopher Shawcross on the Channel Tunnel; Henry Channon (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [United States], the atomic bomb, and the dollar crisis (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee (3); Arthur Christiansen, [Editor] of the Daily Express, on the cartoonist Cummings; Henry Legge-Bourke (2), Colonel Oliver Stanley, and Iain MacLeod, on the political activities of the civil service; Brigadier Terence Clarke on an alleged remark by WSC about the Liberals; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (2); General 1st Lord Ismay; John Lockhart, Secretary of the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (3); United States Senator Tom Connally on WSC's visit to Cuba in 1895; Lieutenant-General Sir Giffard Martel; Reginald Maudling; David Eccles on European monetary reform; Kenneth de Courcy (2); Eliot Crawshay-Williams on electoral reform; Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps (2); Charles Grant on the Karens in Burma; Captain Harry Crookshank on his political career; Hugh Dalton [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster]; Sir William Darling (3); Nigel Davies; Harold Davies [later Lord Davies of Leek] (2); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip]; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office (7). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel]; William Deakin [WSC's literary assistant].Other subjects include: production of a WSC calendar; Conservative Party affairs, including prospective candidates for the forthcoming election, Conservative policy on nationalisation, property, communism, and the House of Lords, and constituency matters; Christianity in politics; equal pay for women; obtaining WSC's signature; Chinese affairs and the "Amethyst" incident; the Indian steel industry; the price of coal; the Soviet threat; the Combined Chiefs of Staff Organisation; compulsory voting; economic affairs; WSC at Edinburgh [Scotland, 1942]; German affairs; a Canadian seamen's strike.Also includes copies of: notes for WSC's talk to Conservative candidates (16 March) and a speech by Fyfe; agenda for Conservative Central Council meeting; Industrial Christian Fellowship pamphlet; Hansard (26 April and 4 May 1949); drafts of WSC's questions for Attlee; Attlee's statement on China; translation of Legislative Yuan's telegram to British Parliament; Cummings' anti-Labour cartoons; minutes of the Executive Committee of the UK Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; cuttings including an article by Rebecca West; "Communism, Revolution and War" by Westerner; Conservative Policy for Wales and Monmouthshire; defence estimates and statements; and a dinner invitation.


  • Dec 1948 - Dec 1949

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2 file(s) (2 files (372 loose folios))

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