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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence H - O., 30 Jul 1951 - 22 Sep 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/129A-B

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Correspondents include: Sir Stephen King-Hall, Chairman, the Hansard Society for Parliamentary Government, asking WSC to be the society's president (2); Roy Harrod on not standing as a Conservative candidate (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on subjects including a vote of confidence in Lord Hinchingbrooke [later 10th Lord Sandwich and Victor Montagu] as MP for South Dorset, local election strategy and WSC's General Election article for the News of the World (1951) (4); John Harvey [Chairman, Woodford Conservative Association, Essex]; Anthony Head [Minister of Defence] on the setting up of the Swinton Committee on defence, and the Home Guard (2); Edward Heath [Government Chief Whip] on voting procedure for WSC (2); James Henderson-Stewart, on refuting rumours that WSC will bring in anti-Trade Union legislation; John Hare [later 1st Lord Blakenham], Vice-Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on subjects including Lord Hinchingbrooke and local elections (5); Patricia Hornsby-Smith; Nigel Birch [later Lord Rhyl]; Geoffrey Drewe [Assistant to Honorary Treasurers, Conservative Party]; Hamilton Kerr, on WSC's membership of the Bricklayers' Union; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]; Percy Cohen [Joint Director] Conservative Research Department, on Liberal education proposals; Sir John Lienhop, Agent General, Victoria, Australia, on the visit of Sir Clifden Eager, President, Parliamentary Association of Victoria; Kenneth Lindsay; Sir Hugh Linstead, Secretary, Pharmaceutical Society; Stanley Bell, Chairman, North West Area Council, Conservative Party; Philip Goodhart, Chairman, London Area Political Education Advisory Committee; Martin Maddan; Patrick Maitland [later 17th Lord Lauderdale], Chairman, Expanding Commonwealth Group, on using quotations from WSC; Sir Roger Makins [later 1st Lord Sherfield, British Ambassador to the United States]; Graham Page, Chairman, Association of Conservative and Unionist Candidates; Douglas Marshall; Philip de Zulueta [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Enoch Powell, Director, London Municipal Society, on Conservative influence in London local government; John McGovern, on the Moral Re-Armament mission to Asia and the Middle East; Iain Macleod; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton, Foreign Secretary] on allowances to Polish generals and the publishing of wartime telegrams between WSC and Franklin Roosevelt, [former President of the United States] (3); Sir Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office, on dissension in the North Newcastle Conservative Association; Arthur Waters, Editor, News of the World, on WSC's article for the General Election (1951) (6); John Astor, President, Newspaper Press Fund; Nigel Nicolson; Derek Walker-Smith [later Lord Broxbourne], member, 1922 Committee, on Government publicity and the Steel and Transport Bills (2); Philip Noel-Baker; Sir Eric Errington, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; John Graham [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; H Nishi [? Japanese Ambassador to Britain], introducing Matatoshi Matsushita; Desmond Flower on Brazilian oil; Toby Jessel, President, Oxford University Conservative Association.Other subjects include: Japanese objections to nuclear tests; the imprisonment of Milovan Djilas, former Vice-President of Yugoslavia; a press reference to Sir Oswald Mosley being in favour of appeasing Hitler.Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence by Anthony Montague Browne and David Hunt, WSC's Private Secretaries; a pamphlet on South Africa, "The Franchise in a Multi-Racial Country" by Erroll Hay; notes on Conservative housing policy ("Operation Rescue"); extracts from a speech by Moshe Sharett, Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs, on intervention by the Soviet Union between Israel and Egypt; the report of the Liberal Education Advisory Committee; a minute by WSC on the importance of the local elections; photographs of models for the Mulberry Harbours project [artificial harbours used in the Allied invasion of Normandy, France]; typescript of a speech by Harold Macmillan to the Foreign Press Association on the effects of nuclear development on foreign policy, and German reunification and a speech on home affairs; the report of the Commission of Enquiry into the North Newcastle Conservative Association; proofs and drafts of WSC's General Election article for the News of the World; a note on policy on nuclear tests at Christmas Island; a print of the Final Communique from the Bermuda Conference on relations between Britain and the United States; notes on Masatoshi Matsushita, Japanese representative against nuclear tests; WSC's message to the new Conservative Party magazine, Onward; the first issue of Onward.


  • 30 Jul 1951 - 22 Sep 1961

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