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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence K-N (most material dates from 1950)., Dec 1948 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/99A-B

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Correspondents include: Denis Rickett [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Clement Attlee] (3); David Hunt and Paul Osmond (2) [Private Secretaries to Attlee]; Michael Wilford [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin]; John Campbell, President of the Scottish Polish Society (5); Arthur Moyle, Parliamentary Private Secretary [to Attlee]; Douglas Savory; Edward Keeling (5) and Chancellor of the Exchequer Sir Stafford Cripps (3) on subjects including sending pictures outside the Sterling area; John Langford-Holt; 1st Lord Layton on News Chronicle coverage of the 1950 election (2); Edwin Leather; Henry Legge-Bourke (2); Habib Rahimtoola, High Commissioner for Pakistan, on Liaquat Ali Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan; Hilary Saunders, Librarian, House of Commons; Hugh Linstead on a friend's message to WSC; Lord President of the Council Herbert Morrison; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on subjects including "working class" reaction to a broadcast by WSC and motor transport matters (4); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (4); Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (2); 3rd Lord Long; Leonard Lord [later 1st Lord Lambury], of Austin Motor Company; Reginald Maudling (5); Sir Jocelyn Lucas, Brigadier Terence Clarke, and Geoffrey Stevens (joint letter); Percy Lucas; Sir Jocelyn Lucas; Alfred Wadsworth, [Editor] of the Manchester Guardian, defending an item in the paper; Reginald Manningham-Buller [later 1st Lord Dilhorne]; Anthony Marlowe on a motion by Labour dissenters on the Soviet Union; [Alfred] Ernest Marples (4); Douglas Marshall (2); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (6); Robert Mathew on his role when WSC visited Athens [Greece] in December 1944; Frank Medlicott; Robert Menzies [Prime Minister of Australia]; Philip Moore [later Lord Moore of Wolvercote], Assistant Private Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty, and Walter Edwards, Civil Lord of Admiralty, on a missing trawler, the Milford Viscount; John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale] (2); Gilbert Murray; [George] Gordon Allen; James Stuart on Sir Charles MacAndrew; Malcolm McCorquodale on the Dumbarton [Scotland] by-election; John Maclay [later 1st Lord Muirshiel]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] (2); 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; [Sir] Hugh O'Neill [later 1st Lord Rathcavan]; James MacManaway (2); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); Sir Anthony Nutting (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (4); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Sir Hector McNeill; Dorina, Lady Neave; Arthur Waters, Editor, News of the World; Brigadier Harley Veasey, Organising Director, and Leonard Ropner, Chairman, (5) of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association, on propaganda films; Basil Nield; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; various other representatives of Conservative Central Office (8). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to William Morrison [later 1st Lord Dunrossil], Neil McLean, and Charles Waterhouse.Other subjects include: Polish affairs, including the Katyn [Soviet Union] massacre; Korean affairs, including Randolph Churchill's injury there; Conservative Party matters, including Conservative-Liberal co-operation and mutual aid between constituencies; obtaining WSC's signature; the 1950 election campaign; Canadian views of European integration; alleged communist activity at the BBC and the BBC programme, "The Soviet view"; local government elections; the United States loan; family allowances; housing matters; nationalisation; ministerial salaries; pay for women cleaners; the MacManaway case and Ulster Unionism; British policy in the Middle East; navy estimates.Also includes copies of: note by Fyfe and paper by Savory on Katyn; statements by Attlee on Korea; "Is War with Russia Inevitable?" by George Kennan, US State Department; King's speech 1950; papers on the political direction of labour including comments by WSC (Woodford [Essex], 28 January 1950); Hansard extracts; an appeal on behalf of Field Marshal Fritz von Manstein; cuttings; paper on the Liberal vote; Board of Trade report on exhibitions and fairs; papers on Irish clergy as MPs; text of WSC's election newsreel.


  • Dec 1948 - Dec 1950

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2 file(s) (2 files (448 loose folios))

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