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Public and Political: General: Political; Correspondence A-B., Dec 1949 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/94

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg]; Waris Ameer Ali on Indo-Pakistani affairs; Leo Amery (4); Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] (3) including 2 on his personal plans; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party, on Lady Megan Lloyd George; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; James Harden on being re-elected for Armagh [Ulster, Ireland]; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe] (2); Michael Astor on remarks made about WSC; 11th Lord Balfour of Burleigh [earlier George Bruce]; Beverley Baxter (2); Tufton Beamish [later Lord Chelwood] inviting WSC to his wedding; Emile Benoit-Smullyan of the United States Economic Co-operation Mission; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] (2); James Stuart; Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin; General-admiral Hermann Boehm; Robert Boothby on writing a News of the World article (2); Alfred Bossom; John Boyd-Carpenter; [Sydney] Boyle Lawrence; Brendan Bracken; 1st Lord Brand; Fenner Brockway on criticising WSC in the House of Commons (2); Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland]; Henry Brooke [later Lord Brooke of Cumnor]; William Brown on the Rugby [Warwickshire] by-election; Colonel Godfrey Llewellyn [Chairman of the Wales and Monmouthshire Conservative and Unionist Council] on a bus driver fined for displaying a poster of WSC (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip]; R A Butler (10); Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office. 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]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to 1st Lord Margesson and Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia].Other subjects include: the 1950 election campaign and results; Middle Eastern affairs; army matters; the economic situation in Britain; Conservative Party matters; European affairs, including Germany and the Schuman Plan; Conservative-Liberal relations; meeting a peace delegation; retrospective fiscal legislation; the proposed Burma loan; fish, fruit and vegetable marketing.Also includes: text of a broadcast by Maurice Webb; cuttings; galley proofs of an article by Lionel Robbins; US Economic Co-operation Mission to the UK papers; Lloyds Bank Review; letter from the Committee of the World Congress of Defenders of Peace; 1950 Budget material; details of House of Commons business; notes of overseas investments from Vickers, da Costa and Company; text of Butler's talk to Conservative candidates and questions and answers; Conservative policy papers.


  • Dec 1949 - Nov 1950

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1 item(s) (1 file (294 loose folios))

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