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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, C., Dec 1957 - Nov 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/507

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Burke Trend, Cabinet Secretary, sending copies of official histories and proofs for comments (2); William Indoe, Private Secretary to Secretary of Cabinet, on a book by David Irving (2); [1st] Lord Ismay criticising Michael Foot's interpretation of World War II events; David Irving requesting permission to publish (3); Henry Brooke, Home Secretary, on the service of remembrance; Sir Llewellyn Woodward, historian; James Robertson of the Cabinet Office on the casualty figures for both world wars (5); John Hunt, Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary; Frederick Bishop, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet Office; Thomas Fife Clark, Director General of the Central Office of Information enclosing publications (4); Sir Edward Bryle, Financial Secretary to the Treasury regarding the modernisation of the estimates procedure; Oliver [1st Lord] Chandos [earlier Oliver Lyttelton] on the search for a telegram in WSC's papers; Martin Redmayne, Chief Whip, on subjects including the selection of the Leader of the Conservative Party (3); [6th Lord] Carrington, Leader of the House of Lords; Edward Heath, Chief Whip, on the life peerages bill (2); George Christ, Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the Conservative Party on the weekly newsletter; Percy Cole, former Chairman of the Parliamentary Press Gallery; Charles Wiggin, Private Secretary to the Lord Privy Seal; John Lockhart, Secretary of the United Kingdom branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Anthony [Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] with a message from the Commonwealth Prime Ministers; John Cordle, MP with a message from [Dwight] Eisenhower; R A Butler, Home Secretary; Douglas Dodds-Parker, Chairman of the Conservative Commonwealth Council; Henry Price, MP; Michael Fraser, Director of the Conservative Research Department (2); Albert Cooper, MP; Count Richard Coundenhove-Kalergi asking WSC to join the Committee of the Pan European movement; Aidan Crawley thanking WSC for his message of support; and Randolph Churchill asking for support for Crawley.Also includes: brochures on the state opening of parliament and the British press; Conservative Party newsletters; a cartoon depicting WSC and [1st Lord] Montgomery and their stance on the Common Market; drafts for and a statement by WSC of his views on the Common Market; a statement by Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, regarding the Common Market negotiations; newspaper cuttings on the Treaty of Rome; a pamphlet by Arthur Bryant entitled "A choice for destiny: Commonwealth and Common Market"; notes and copies of letters from Catherine Snelling [Private Secretary] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] on subjects including dealings between WSC and Charles de Gaulle, his opinions of histories, search for material in WSC's papers, European relations, and the publication of information about WSC's opinion on the Common Market.Subjects covered by the file include: requests for messages of support from WSC and for his signature.


  • Creation: Dec 1957 - Nov 1964

Conditions Governing Access



1 item(s) (1 file (206 loose folios))

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Copies

Folios 28, 32, 34: Copyright holder (David Irving) has withheld permission for online publication. Available at Churchill Archives Centre.


Repository Details

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