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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence R-S., Dec 1948 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/85A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Count Edward Raczynski, former Polish Ambassador to United Kingdom; George Zdziechowski, former Polish Finance Minister, on the international economic situation and the Marshall Plan; Prime Minister Clement Attlee; representatives of the Conservative Research Department including R A Butler (4); Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Craddock; Antony Head; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams (3) including 2 on her social security scheme; representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including Honorary Treasurer Christopher Holland-Martin (4); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (5); Robert Ryder; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] (4); Sir Arthur Salter; Sir Frank Sanderson; Duncan Sandys; Anthony Brooke (6); 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor] (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (2); Sir Waldron Smithers (8); John Snyder, Secretary of the Treasury, United States; 1st Lord Soulbury [earlier Herwald Ramsbotham]; 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson, President, Royal College of Physicians] on Soviet drugs; Duke of San Lucar la Mayor, Spanish Charge d'Affaires; Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside], Speaker of the House of Commons (3); Alexander Spearman on food subsidies; Randolph Churchill on WSC's speech at the Conservative Conference; Mont Follick and James Pitman on reform of English spelling; Leslie Hore Belisha; James Stuart (2); Colonel Oliver Stanley (2); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] on Stanley's health; Havergal Downes-Shaw (2); Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; Iain MacLeod. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and Penelope Wall; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Field Marshal Sir William Slim.Other subjects include: the national recruitment campaign; Conservative Party preparations for the 1950 general election, including propaganda and prospective candidates such as Ryder; Commonwealth matters including India; European integration; Anthony Brooke and Sarawak [later Malaysia]; a Conservative dinner at the Savoy; Lord Simon's political position; alleged communist subversion both domestically and internationally including at the BBC and in relation to Bertrand Russell [3rd Lord Russell]; criticism of the Labour government; South African affairs; matters concerning WSC's books; arrangements for the opening of the new chamber of the House of Commons; the British mandate in the Middle East; WSC's visit to Bristol; the superannuation bill.Also includes copies of: details of and paper by Zdziechowski; various cuttings; notes for a broadcast by WSC (15 February 1949); Rhys Williams' scheme material; the Rubicon; texts of speeches by Lord Simon and Sandys (draft); Liberal Party pamphlet; pamphlets by Smithers; "Utopia on the Rocks"; Young Conservative agenda; spelling reform material; reports of meetings during Hore Belisha's trip to Morocco including with General Alphonse Juin.


  • Creation: Dec 1948 - Dec 1949

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