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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence E-G., Jun 1948 - Dec 1949

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/82A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (9) on subjects including his tour of Canada and east Asia, Spanish matters, and the Indian constitution; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); Alfred Edwards; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including John Profumo (6); Walter Elliot (2); J Edgar Walker of the Essex Farmers Union (4) on subjects including using land for reservoirs; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (8); Brigadier Harley Veasey, Organising Director, (2) and Leonard Ropner, Chairman, (9) of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association, on producing propaganda films; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (3); Walter Fletcher; John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale]; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office) on a Czech treason trial (2); Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; Thomas Galbraith [later 1st Lord Strathclyde] inviting WSC to a dinner; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on Gallup polls (2); Pieter Gerbrandy, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on a meeting with WSC to discuss Indonesia [earlier the Dutch East Indies] (2); Robert Cox (Foreign Office); George Gibson; Sir Arthur Young; Patrick Gordon Walker; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] and Alexander Spearman on the situation in Greece; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; Alfred Wadsworth [Editor] of the Manchester Guardian. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Other subjects include: Conservative Party affairs, including issues over the selection of Edwards at Middlesborough [Yorkshire], Roy Farran at Dudley [Worcestershire], and Andrew Fountaine at Chorley [Lancashire], WSC producing an election gramophone record, the Executive Committee of the National Union, and local government elections; biologist Julian Huxley; the anti-fox hunting bill; arrangements and expenses for WSC's Glasgow [Scotland] trip; the recall of Parliament over the devaluation of the pound; the French political situation; General Sir Bernard Freyberg; Labour criticism of WSC's Fulton [United States] speech (1946); the situation in Germany; the late 6th Lord Gort's [earlier John Vereker] role in World War II.Also includes copies of: "The South Saxon"; the Ireland bill; the text for WSC's record, an article by Elliot, and statements by Herbert Evatt [Deputy Prime Minister of Australia], and Andrew Fadden, ex-Prime Minister of Australia; various bills and cuttings; Conservative film information; Hansard (19 January and 3 November).

Dates

  • Jun 1948 - Dec 1949

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (320 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English