Skip to main content

Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C., Jun 1950 - Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/113A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Richard Acland on the "Churchill Arch" in the House of Commons; Commander Peter Agnew withdrawing his candidacy at Ormskirk [Lancashire]; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); representatives of the Conservative Research Department including [Richard] Michael Fraser [later Lord Fraser of Kilmorack] (4); Garry Allighan on his expulsion from the House of Commons; Cuthbert Alport; Leo Amery on Persian [Iranian] oil; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (4); various other representatives of Conservative Central Office including George Christ (9); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (3) including (1) on atomic energy and (1) on his desire not to return to politics; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] (2); 12th Lord Belhaven [and Stenton, earlier Robert Hamilton] (2) and James Stuart on Conservative Scottish policy; William Reynolds, editor of the Birmingham Post, on a message by WSC for Birmingham voters (2); Raymond Blackburn on his support for WSC; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on Blackburn; Robert Boothby on receiving "The Hinge of Fate" (volume 4 of WSC's "Second World War"); Alfred Bossom; United States Congressman Frank Boykin on the Korean War; Major-General Sir Richard Howard-Vyse, Chairman of the British Legion, on war disability pensions; Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland]; Ernest Brown on visiting Baptists abroad; William Brown; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (5); Frederick Burden; R A Butler (4); High Commissioner for Canada L Dana Wilgress; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on Capel House, Enfield [Middlesex], and the civil list (3); 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club inviting WSC to a dinner; Barbara Castle denying attributing a quote to WSC; James Chuter-Ede [Home Secretary] (2); Ralph Clarke; Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] on the House of Commons members' fund; Nigel Colman on relinquishing Chairmanship of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on the European League for Economic Co-operation Commonwealth Conference; John Lockhart, Secretary of the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Squadron Leader lbert Cooper on aerial photographic reconnaissance; Kenneth de Courcy on Anglo-American relations; Captain Harry Crookshank (2); Major Frederick Cundiff; 7th Lord Stanhope on the Cutty Sark (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries (some from Conservative Central Office) Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Donald Hay, Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Vanda Salmon, and Richard Greville.Other subjects include: coal mining; Scotland's role in the UK; Conservative Party matters, including producing a policy statement, committees, and Conservative clubs; marketing petroleum; income tax matters; House of Commons gifts to Australia and New Zealand; 1st Lord Beaverbrook's [earlier Sir Max Aitken] political stance; the death of Ernest Bevin; matters concerning the 1951 election campaign; roads and national defence; a visit by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; the cigar industry; requests for WSC to autograph photographs; university constituencies; WSC's speech on iron and steel nationalisation (7 February); the removal of the Stone of Scone [Perthshire, Scotland]; emigration to the Dominions.Also includes copies of: statements by Attlee on the assassination of King of Jordan [earlier Transjordan] Abdullah [ibn Hussein], China and the civil list; reprints and cuttings including articles by individuals such as Aneurin Bevan on Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia]; House of Lords and Commons Hansards and orders of the day; order of service for Bevin; British Roads Federation pamphlet; letter from WSC to the electors; list of Conservative speakers' engagements in June 1951; draft of a bill to amend the civil list; Constitutional Club Annual Report; "Intelligence Digest" pamphlet (edited by de Courcy).


  • Creation: Jun 1950 - Oct 1951

Conditions Governing Access



2 file(s) (378 loose folios)

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 106 and 114: Copyright holder (Trinity Mirror for Birmingham Post) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087