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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence, N-P., Dec 1953 - Sep 1964

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/511A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Dr Zakir Husain, Vice-President of India about the commemoration of Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday; Baron Adolph Bentinck, Netherlands Ambassador to Great Britain; [J de Quay], Prime Minister of the Netherlands, on the anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands (3); Edward Tomkins of the Foreign Office on a message from WSC to cities in the Netherlands (3); Guy Millard of the Foreign Office on a letter from [Dwight] Eisenhower in the New York Tribune; Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] on the copyright in messages from WSC; Sir Norman Brooke [later 1st Lord Normanbrook], Cabinet Secretary, on the publication of documents regarding New Zealand's position during World War II; Katsumi Ohno, Japanese Ambassador to Great Britain (3); "Jack" [Arthur John] Page, MP for Harrow [Middlesex]; Stanley Martin, Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations; Lester Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada; John Boyd-Carpenter, Minister of Pensions and National Insurance on the anniversary of national insurance; Lieutenant-Commander Lynch Maydon, Minister of Pensions and National Insurance; "Nicko" [John Nicholas] Henderson and Thomas Bridges [Private Secretaries to Foreign Secretary], Anthony Moore of the Foreign Office, and Yvonne Churchill on allegations by Professor Louis Rougier of forgery against WSC and a 1940 agreement between Great Britain and [Marshal Henri] Petain; John Peck, United Kingdom permanent representative to the Council of Europe; Gerald O'Hara, Apostolic Delegate; [John] Reginald Bevins, Postmaster General enclosing 1st day covers (11); Ernest Marples, Postmaster General on the new telephone service; Peter Thomas, MP; David [Price-White]; and Alec Douglas-Home [later Lord Home of the Hirsel], Prime Minister, on the publication of correspondence between WSC and President Roosevelt.Also includes: pamphlets about nuclear weapons, civil defence, and the telephone service; 1st day cover stamps; an official dispatch to the British Embassy in Paris [France] regarding relations with the Vichy government; WSC's message to the Netherlands and copy letters from Sir Paul Mason, British Ambassador to the Netherlands; press cuttings (including Rougier's article in 'Le monde et la vie'); and notes and copies of correspondence from Doreen Pugh [Secretary to WSC] and Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to WSC] on subjects including French public opinion.Other subjects covered by the file include: the position of pharmacists, the mental health act; Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] and the position of British officers there; requests for WSC's signature and for contributions and the British military presence in West Berlin.

Dates

  • Creation: Dec 1953 - Sep 1964

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

2 file(s) (2 files (254 loose folios))

Language of Materials

English

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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