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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C-D., Aug 1949 - Dec 1950

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/95A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], George [Hubback], Metropolitan of India and Bishop of Calcutta (3), and Desmond Crawley (High Commission, Calcutta), on Anglo-Indians educating their children in the UK; 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (5); Clifford Hood, President, Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation; Robert Carr; Sir Robert Cary; Richard Casey [Minister of Works and Housing, Australia]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party]; 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] on the Soviet Union and the United Nations (2); John Howard, Chairman of the Eastern Area Conservative and Unionist Association; ?Robert Hankey (Foreign Office); various other representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including George Christ (9); Charles Challen on his standing at Hampstead [London] (2); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (7); Henry Channon; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (2); William Strang [Permanent Under-Secretary of State] (Foreign Office) and Sir Thomas Moore on the Chinese purchase of atomic physics books; Ralph Clarke; US representative John Coffee on Jack Duncan; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on a Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference; John Lockhart, Secretary of United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; ?Robert Hudson; Kenneth de Courcy (3); Michael Joy [Private Secretary to Permanent Under Secretary of State] (Foreign Office); Paul Osmond [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Lord Cranborne [earlier Robert Cecil, later 6th Lord Salisbury]; Eliot Crawshay-Williams on electoral reform; Edward Cooper of the Croydon Constitutional Club (5); Sir Herbert Williams (2); William Cuthbert on the Korean War; Alan Campbell (Foreign Office); Sir William Darling; Sir Hugh Tudor; Clement Davies [Leader of the Liberal Party] on Bihar [India]; Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council], George Downes [Principal Private Secretary to Lord President of the Council], and [Robert] Heath Mason (Foreign Office) on comments by Ernest Davies [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office]; Nigel Davies; Sir Waldron Smithers on a possible dock strike; John Dulles sending WSC a copy of his book. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Penelope Wall, Chips Gemmell, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; Denis Kelly [literary assistant to WSC]; CSC.Other subjects include: Canadian affairs; the 1950 election campaign; trade unions; nationalisation; Catholic schools; Conservative Party matters, including the 1922 Committee and Conservative Clubs; Middle Eastern affairs; currency matters; European affairs; the Oxford by-election; weapon technology; WSC and mining issues; 1st Lord Simon's [of Stackpole Elidor] position; the sale of the Carlton Club site; civil aircraft in Hong Kong; reports on communist activity; WSC signing photographs etc.; Czechoslovak affairs; Eastern European, particularly Croatian, refugees.Also includes: material on Catholic schools, Czechoslovakia, and refugees; Conservative and Unionist Central Council agenda and report; text of broadcast by Somerset de Chair; statement by Malcolm McCorquodale, Edwin Leather, and John Boyd-Carpenter on communism in the civil service; various cuttings, mainly on defence debate between WSC and Attlee; Conservative Club special report; drafts of WSC article for Conservative magazine entitled "This is Freedom"; catalogue of WSC's published works; plaque from Juniper Bank, Walkerburn, Peebleshire [Scotland] where WSC is alleged to have stayed during his 1908 campaign; "Conservatives and Peace" by Nigel Davies; dust jacket for Dulles' book.

Dates

  • Aug 1949 - Dec 1950

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (399 loose folios)

Language of Materials

English

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