Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence with Sir Anthony Eden and Clarissa, Lady Eden., 12 Apr 1952 - 14 Jun 1958
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between WSC and Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister] on subjects including gifts from WSC, [the dismissal of] Lavrenti Beria [head of Soviet Ministry of International Affairs], the timing of the 1955 General Election, the 4-Power summit at Geneva [Switzerland], United States policy on the Middle East, rail and docks strikes, the Suez Crisis [Egypt], Eden's health, the Canadian elections, the Canadian and American attitude to Suez, supplying arms to Tunisia and Dutch colonial problems.Other correspondents include: Clarissa, Lady Eden [earlier Clarissa Spencer-Churchill, later Clarissa, Lady Avon] (5); Beatrice Eden; 1st Lord Moran [earlier Charles Wilson, Consulting Physician, St Mary's Hospital, London] on Eden's health. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence by John Colville, WSC's Private Secretary, and Elizabeth Gilliatt, "N S" [Jo Sturdee, later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Doreen Pugh and Gillian Maturin, WSC's secretaries.Other subjects include: WSC's continuing contribution to world peace; Eden devoting himself to the deputy premiership and giving up the Foreign Office; Eden's knighthood; the situation in the Soviet Union.Also includes: press cutting from the New York Times on nationalism in Indonesia and the Middle East.
- 12 Apr 1952 - 14 Jun 1958
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1 file(s) (133 loose folios)
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Existence and Location of Copies
Folios 20-21: Copyright holder (Lord Moran) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.