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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H-M., Mar 1950 - Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/115A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Samuel Hammersley; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (8); Roy Harrod (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (5); [Arthur] Vere Harvey [later Lord Harvey of Prestbury] on the supply of aircraft and equipment to Egypt; Sir George Harvie Watt and his wife Bettie; James Henderson-Stewart; Michael Higgs on his daughter; Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Spain; "Bill", 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle]; John Maitland; Leslie Hore Belisha (4) including (1) on the Middle East and (1) on Germany; [Margaret] Patricia Hornsby-Smith on a Dartford, Kent, rally; Ian Horobin; Greville Howard on his constituents; John Howard, Chairman of the Eastern Area [Conservative and Unionist Association] on Liberal activity in his area (3); Geoffrey Hutchinson [later Lord Ilford] on compensation for owner-occupiers of houses cleared as slums (2); Captain Harry Crookshank; 9th Lord Hawke, Chairman of the Association of Independent Unionist peers (3); John Maclay [later 1st Lord Muirshiel] on a memorial service for 1st Lord Inverchapel [earlier Sir Archibald Clark Kerr]; James Stuart (2), Hector McNeil [Secretary of State for Scotland], and Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton, on the burden of rates on the Burgh of Inverness, Scotland; Lancelot Joynson-Hicks [later 3rd Lord Brentford] on a friend's meeting with WSC; 1st Lord Oaksey [earlier Geoffrey Lawrence, later also 3rd Lord Trevethin] on the Katyn [Soviet Union] massacre; Hamilton Kerr; Horace [Maybray-]King on CSC being unwell; [William] Stephen King-Hall [Chairman, the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government] on WSC's erstwhile designation as "N P" ("No party") (2); 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor] on Korea; John Langford-Holt; Major Henry Legge-Bourke on the Soviet Union and a poem for WSC (2); Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] on colonial visitors for the Festival of Britain (2); Maurice Webb [Minister of Food] and John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont and Leconfield], Conservative Research Department, on the import of eggs and poultry; Kenneth Lindsay on a speech by him; Colonel Godfrey Llewellyn [Chairman of the Wales and Monmouthshire Conservative and Unionist Council] on a visit to Cardiff [Wales] by Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd; 3rd Lord Ridley; Gwilym Lloyd George [later 1st Lord Tenby]; R A Butler; Walter Elliot; David Logan; Anthony Marlowe on seamen's politics; Douglas Marshall on India and sterling balances; Lieutenant-General Sir Giffard Martel on the British Army and Europe (2); John Maude on his leaving the House of Commons; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on a presentation for Marjorie Maxse, retiring Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party (3); Kathleen Pettigrew, secretary to Sir Stewart Menzies [Head of Secret Intelligence Service] (4) on rumours of suspicious Soviet flights, Russians working in Britain, and communists in Indo-china [later Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam]; Sir Harold Boldero, Dean of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School and Registrar, Royal College of Physicians, on the NHS and 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson]; Lord President of the Council Herbert Morrison on a film of the Speaker's procession; Philip McBride, Australian Minister for Defence; Sir Charles MacAndrew; Malcolm McCorquodale; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Vanda Salmon.Other subjects include: Conservative Party matters, including issues over the selection of Harrod, Hore-Belisha, and Lloyd George, the local government elections, and Conservative trade unionists; matters concerning the 1951 election campaign including funding; civil defence and national service; requests for WSC's signature; income tax matters; King George VI's illness; an invitation for WSC to speak in Paris [France]; United States-European relations; Princess Margaret's annual payment; the Mediterranean Command structure.Also includes copies of: texts of a broadcast by Charles Hill [later Lord Hill of Luton] and a speech by Lindsay; Hillgarth's report on Spain; House of Lords Hansard (24 January); extracts from Pravda on the Korean War and WSC; paper on the Soviet Union; article by Martel.


  • Mar 1950 - Nov 1951

Conditions Governing Access

Open, except for folios 334-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a living individual until 1 January 2027.


2 file(s) (341 loose folios - closed material in a separate file)

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