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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, A-B., Feb 1955 - Sep 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/506

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Correspondents include: [2nd Lord] Jellicoe, First Lord of the Admiralty (2) for the Commissioners for executing the office of the Lord High Admiral with thanks for their message from WSC; R A Butler, Deputy Prime Minister and Alexander Douglas Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel], Prime Minister on the publication of correspondence between WSC and President Roosevelt; Julian Amery; David Anderson, M P for Dumfries [Scotland]; John Arbuthnot, M P for Dover [Kent] regarding a Conservative Fete; [William] James Adams, Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; [11th Lord] Dundee [earlier Henry Scrymgeour-Wedderburn], Special Ambassador to Argentina; Teodoro Hartung, Argentine Ambassador to Great Britain; Humphrey Atkins [later Lord Colnbrook]; William Indoe, Private Secretary to Secretary of Cabinet, and [1st Lord] Bridges [former Secretary to the Cabinet], Burke Trend, Secretary to the Cabinet, on the portrayal of WSC's relationship with Nils Bohr in the history of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Project; John Colville on his recollections of WSC at the time when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima [Japan]; Charles Bailey on his research into Hiroshima; John Baldock, M P for Harborough [Leicestershire]; George Christ, Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the Conservative Party; Anthony Barber regarding a signed photograph (4); Sir Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the House of Commons, regarding intensive rearing of livestock (battery farming); Sir Sadiq Mohammad, Ameer of Bahawalpur [Pakistan]; David Roberts and M Whitehouse of Amnesty International and Thomas Bridges [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] regarding the case of Celal Bayar (2); Sir David Eccles, President of the Board of Trade; and Anthony Wedgwood Benn [later 2nd Lord Stansgate and then Tony Benn] on his campaign to renounce his title and remain in the House of Commons (6); [1st Lord] Boothby (2); Sir Alfred Bossom; Michael Wilmshurst, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary on a possible meeting between WSC and President Bourgiba, President of Tunisia; Christopher Soames on a request from Olave Baden Powell; Sir Howard d'Egville, Honorary Secretary to the British-American Parliamentary Group; John Morrison [later 1st Lord Margadale] regarding field sports; "Bill" [Berkeley] Ormerod, Head of British Information Services, New York [United States]; Sir Norman Brook [later 1st Lord Normanbrook], Secretary to the Cabinet, sending WSC official histories and requesting WSC's opinion on the history of British foreign policy during World War II by Sir Llewellyn Woodward; Alan Hodge on his opinion of Donald Bruce; Donald Bruce on research for his biography of Aneurin Bevan; Dennis White, High Commissioner for Brunei with a message from the Sultan of Brunei; and Sir William Bustamente, Prime Minister of Jamaica.Also includes: newspaper cuttings; copies of the Wedgwood Benn (Renunciation) Bill and a report on it; a copy of the Board of Trade Journal; copies of replies from WSC to those mentioned above (including messages of support to Anthony Wedgwood Benn); and notes and copies of correspondence from Catherine Snelling [Secretary to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC].Subjects covered by the file include various requests and enquiries and invitations.


  • Feb 1955 - Sep 1964

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