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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, D-H., Aug 1955 - Dec 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/508A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Clement Davies on the world association of parliamentarians for world government; Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid; Robin Johnstone [later 5th Lord Derwent] with notes on General Dejussieu-Pontavral; General Dejussieu-Pontavral, Commander of the Land Forces of Central Europe; [Kenneth] Michael Wilford, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; Desmond Donnelly, MP; and Alexander Douglas Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel] and Anthony [Eden, later 1st Lord Avon] on the publication of correspondence between Franklin Roosevelt and WSC, Eden on the visit to Ghana by Queen Elizabeth II; John Arbuthnot, MP; Admiral Sir Reginald Ernle Erle-Drax; Sir Rolf Dudley-Williams, MP; Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne]; Maurice Edelman, MP on his play "The trial of Admiral Byng"; Sir Howard D'Egville; [1st] Lord Ismay and "Ike" [Dwight Eisenhower] on the publication of letters; Captain Walter Elliott; [2nd Lord] Birdwood; Graeme Finlay; Derek Mitchell, Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister; Archibald Wilson and Robert Mason, Librarians of the Foreign Office; Thomas Bridges, Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; Henry McKenzie Johnston; Dr Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina; Muriel, Lady Gammans, MP; James Garfield Gardiner; Sir Desmond Morton on the Free French movement and Great Britain's offer of "indissoluble unity" to France in 1940; Reginald Bevins, Postmaster General enclosing first day covers (3); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], Prime Minister, on the Commonwealth; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] on the Queen's visit to Ghana; Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia regarding Commonwealth countries; Timothy Bligh, Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister; Robert Grant-Ferris [later Lord Harvington], MP (4); Joseph Grimond; Sir Charles Harris, Private Secretary to Chief Whip; John Harvey, MP; Sir James Henderson-Stewart; Henry Brooke, Home Secretary; Christopher Soames; Sir Roland Robinson [later 1st Lord Martonmere]; William van Straubenzee on a branch of the Royal Artillery Association; Frank McLeavy, Chairman of the Presentation Fund which presented WSC with a portrait by Graham Sutherland on the preservation of the portrait; Harmer Harmer-Nicholls; Sir Norman Hulbert on the House of Commons motor club; and Emrys Hughes.Also includes: photographs and newspaper cuttings; a report on the disappearance of two Foreign Office officials, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess and leaking of information to the Soviet Union; a Hansard extract on the hydrogen bomb; notes and copies of letters from Catherine Snelling [Private Secretary] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] on subjects including Charles de Gaulle's visit to the South of France, WSC's reduced interest in and awareness of political events; his views of the United Nations and Germany, and WSC's life membership of the House of Commons and arrangements for WSC to visit the House.Subjects covered by the file include: requests for messages of support from WSC and for his signature and requests for donations.


  • Aug 1955 - Dec 1964

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2 file(s) (2 files (283 loose folios))

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