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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-L., May 1947 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/83A-B

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Correspondents include: Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley, Secretary of State for Air] on war graves (2); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Stephen Pierssene [General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; Major George Herbert (2); Humphry Berkeley, Conservative Political Centre; Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] on estimates; Christopher Hollis and Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford [Essex] Conservative Association, (2) on teachers' salaries; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Hilary Saunders, Librarian, House of Commons, and Charles Clay, [Librarian] House of Lords, on volume 2 of WSC's war memoirs; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (2); Galal Bey Hussein on meeting WSC; Sir Waldron Smithers on Hussein (2); Max Brusset of the French National Assembly on the "Implacable"; 1st Lord Soulbury [earlier Herwald Ramsbotham] (3) and 3rd Lord Long on lunching with WSC; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (4); 1st Lord Alexander [of Tunis]; Henry Legge-Bourke on national registration in Kenya; Aga Khan (III) on India and Pakistan; Alan Kirk [United States Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg, then the Soviet Union] on international affairs (2); James Mackenzie (Foreign Office); Christopher Mayhew, Parliamentary Under-Secretary [of State for Foreign Affairs], and Kenneth Michael Wilford [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] on General Paul von Kleist; 2nd Lord Russell of Liverpool on Fritz Knoechlein; John Langford-Holt; 1st Lord Layton; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]; Martin Lindsay; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on the 1949 municipal election results (3); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (2); Eric Bullus, Secretary of the London Municipal Society (2); Laurence Helsby [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries: Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Grace Hamblin, Chips Gemmell, and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow]; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Sir Alexander Korda.Other subjects include: Conservative Party affairs, including selecting candidates, promoting Conservative literature at the Strasbourg [France] Conference, and the local government conference; Sir Herbert Williams' behaviour; WSC signing copies of his books; a visit by a Greek parliamentary delegation; Marshal Stalin's response to International News Service questions; the position of the Karens in Burma [later Myanmar]; the situation in Kashmir [region in China, India and Pakistan]; the trial of Albert Kesselring; support for the British film industry; the London County Council elections; Attlee's address on the royal birth [Prince Charles].Also includes copies of: the text of a broadcast by Florence Horsbrugh; Conservative Party material on housing and working class opinion, and for the London elections; cuttings; closing address and appeal by Hans Laternser in the Kesselring trial; Hansard extract (4 May 1949); pamphlets on Kenyan national registration; extract from WSC's first 1945 election broadcast; report of tribunal into allegations "reflecting on the official conduct of ministers of the Crown and other public servants"; carbon from August 1951.


  • May 1947 - Dec 1949

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2 file(s) (379 loose folios)

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