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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on trade with the Soviet Union and its satellite countries., Jul 1950 - Feb 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/110

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: J R Greenwood of Craven Brothers (Manchester) Limited (10); James Blackshaw, Assistant Secretary (Ministry of Supply); Martin Lindsay; Norman Hulbert; William Craven-Ellis, Director, Craven Brothers; Antony Head; Sir Alfred Herbert; Cuthbert Alport; Sir John Greaves, Managing Director, Davey, Paxman and Company Limited. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, 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 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann].Subjects include: the export of engines, machine tools, and scientific instruments, and the sale of Malaysian rubber to the Soviet Union and its satellites; the roles of Sweden and Germany in the export and production of such items; developing machine tools for the defence programme.Also includes: cuttings; details of exports of internal combustion engines and generators to the Soviet Union; details of the short term trade agreement 1947; statement by Greenwood; extract from the Economist; drafts of WSC's House of Commons motion and government amendment; a Czechoslovak biscuit wrapper; Craven Brothers schedule of orders to Poland and USSR 1948-50; Housewives' Association flyer.


  • Creation: Jul 1950 - Feb 1951

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 7-10 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a living individual until 1 January 2026.


1 item(s) (1 file (116 loose folios - closed material in a separate file))

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