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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Jan 1949 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/86A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Ernest Taylor; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] on Ivor Thomas [later Ivor Bulmer-Thomas]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (4); Sir Herbert Thompson on the Indian civil service and police; R Robinson, Lord Mayor of Cardiff, on matters including the Tonypandy riots [Glamorgan, Wales] and naming a road after WSC (7); representatives of the Conservative Research Department including Reginald Maudling (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (13); Lord Trafalgar [later 6th Lord Nelson] (2); Robert Boothby on tribunal procedure; Trygve Lie, Secretary-General of United Nations, on being misquoted over WSC and Greece; 2nd Lord Tweedsmuir [earlier John Buchan]; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] and Prime Minister Clement Attlee on an argument between WSC and Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin; Henry Spence and Arthur Woodburn [Secretary of State for Scotland] on weather affecting the general election; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department], Robert Kempner (Office of Chief of Counsel for War Crimes), and Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir], on the case of Baron Ernst von Weizsaecker; Hamish Hamilton on Chaim Weizmann's [President of Israel] autobiography; Sir Herbert Williams (9); 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour] (2); Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise on British and German living conditions (2); Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; 6th Lord Clanmorris [earlier Arthur Bingham]; 1st Lord Beveridge, Ernest Millington, and James Pitman (joint letter) on world government; Robert McAlpine [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; George Benson, Sir Arnold Gridley, and [Rhys] Hopkin Morris (joint letter); Sir Arthur Young on Scottish Unionist affairs (2); Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party] on young communists; various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office (6). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Chips Gemmell, and Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to John Astor [later 1st Lord Astor of Hever].Other subjects include: Conservative Party affairs, including the Young Conservatives, selecting candidates, the women's conference, and finances; reports of WSC's speeches in the Times; Trafalgar estate duties; UK unemployment; the communist threat in India; strikes; metal prices; the production of the history of parliament; Woolton's future role.Also includes copies of: various cuttings; Young Conservative pamphlet; WSC article for Tory Challenge; European Affairs; Conservative Party material, including the Weekly Newsletter, a Western Union pamphlet by Boothby, and a report of the Women's Committee; Weizsaecker petition and papers; Hansard extract (1 July); Scottish Unionist resolutions.


  • Jan 1949 - Dec 1949

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2 file(s) (2 files (378 loose folios))

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