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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q., Jan 1949 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/84A-B

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Correspondents include: Sir Shenton Thomas on Malaya's [later Malaysia] war effort; Edward Mallalieu; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (7); 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle] on a fund for the defence of Field Marshal Fritz von Manstein; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on currency for Princess Margaret's trip to Italy; Douglas Marshall (4); Moss Turner-Samuels; John Langford-Holt; Lieutenant-General Sir Giffard Martel (2); representatives of the Conservative Research Department including Reginald Maudling (6); 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; Douglas Jerrold, editor of the New English Review; Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies; James Milner; Hugh Molson; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party]; Henry Morgenthau [former United States Secretary to the Treasury] and Walter Graebner [London representative of Time-Life International] on Morgenthau's memoirs of World War II; 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], Chairman, Association of Conservative Clubs Limited; United States Senator Brian McMahon; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny] on National Liberal support; Vengalil Krishna Menon, High Commissioner for India; Jawaharlal Nehru [Prime Minister of India] on a quote from Euripides; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman] on 1922 Committee matters (4); Allan Noble; Sir Anthony Nutting (3); Morgan Phillips on Labour and the House of Lords (2); James Pitman; Geoffrey Marchand, Director, Glass Manufacturers' Federation, recommending Colonel Charles Ponsonby for a peerage; Edward Cass [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; "Prince Frederick of Prussia" [later parts of Germany and Poland]; various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office (5). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Chips Gemmell; Christopher Soames; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister].Other subjects include: a misquotation in the Manchester Guardian; Conservative Party preparations for the 1950 general election, including matters concerning the manifesto, prospective candidates, domestic and international policy including Europe, election prospects, and Central Office services; WSC signing copies of his books; conscription; food subsidies; social policy; the economic situation, including the nationalised industries; the Australian elections; an alleged statement by WSC on labour unrest in the event of a Conservative election victory; United States-Soviet relations; a national savings demonstration; a dinner for Nehru; WSC's speaking engagements; reproducing a portrait of Lord Randolph Churchill for the House of Commons.Also includes copies of: leaflet on the mace of the Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] House of Representatives; painting by Mallalieu; various cuttings; Conservative pamphlet, "The right road for Britain"; translation of an article from the Soviet New Times; Hansard extracts (12 May and 4 July); The Nineteenth Century and after journal; text of addresses by 1st Lord McGowan and McMahon; proportional representation pamphlet; text of the King's speech; and a dinner invitation.


  • Jan 1949 - Dec 1949

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