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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence O-R., Jun 1949 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/100

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Correspondents include: various representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including George Christ (9); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (5); David Astor, [Editor] of the Observer; David Waddington, President of Oxford University Conservative Society, on inviting WSC to Oxford; Sir Waldron Smithers; Harry Mackeson, Deputy Chief Conservative Whip, on the recall of Parliament; Firoz Khan Noon, Governor of East Pakistan [later Bangladesh] on Pakistani affairs; Osbert Peake [later 1st Lord Ingleby] (2); Sir Stewart Menzies and Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] on Rudolf Peierls; Senator Claude Pepper on the NHS; Robert Perkins on a victory badge made by one of his constituents (3); Sydney Guy (2), Michael Joy [Private Secretary to Permanent Under Secretary of State] (Foreign Office) (2), and Roger Cooke, on a request for a photograph of WSC allegedly on behalf of President Juan Peron; Sir [James] Clifford Tozer; R A Butler (2); Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party]; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; Sir Stanley Prescott on government appointments; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); Thomas O'Donoghue, editor of Hansard, on the new House of Commons press gallery; Henry Price; Denis Rickett [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams (8); Duncan Sandys; Frank Lord, Chairman of the Joint Parliamentary Election Committee Oldham West and East Constituencies [Lancashire]; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on the death of Harold Roberts; Sir David Robertson on the Highlands of Scotland (2); [John] Roland Robinson [later 1st Lord Martonmere]; 6th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny]; Ronald Russell on allegations against WSC in his constituency. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Chips Gemmell, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Other subjects include: obtaining WSC's signature; the 1950 election campaign, including comments on the manifesto, and results; open cast mining; Conservative Party matters; petrol rationing; the future of the Carlton Club; opinion polls; income tax reform; Liberal Party affairs; the road haulage industry.Also includes: public opinion summaries; Hansard extract (10 May 1950); Worcestershire County Council report; "Victory V" badge; election cartoon; draft of Conservative policy statement; letter from Czech workers on nationalisation; Westminster Press Gallery pamphlet; text of election broadcast by J B Priestley; copy of King's speech 1950; pamphlet, cutting and figures on Liberal proposals for the reform of income tax and social security.


  • Creation: Jun 1949 - Dec 1950

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