Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: [Claud] Wright, [Principal] (3) and M L Elder (8) of the War Office; J H Hughes of the Air Ministry (9); constituent R W McOwen (5); Sir James Hawkey [Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association] (8); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; [Hugh] Farmar [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air] (2); Sir George Harvie Watt; Archie Moore, Surgeon to the London Hospital, on a constituent's health; Joyce Gordon of the Board of Trade (4). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Layton, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Kathleen Hill; Dorothy Spencer [of Conservative and Unionist Party Organisation]; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Stephen McAdden.Subjects covered by the file include: appeals by constituents in a variety of areas, including national service and demobilisation, rationing particularly of fuel, repatriation, housing, war damaged and requisitioned property, pensions, employment and trading, and tobacco shortages in Italy; messages of support and congratulation to WSC; comments by constituents on various national and international issues; requests for WSC to speak to local organisations; thanks from WSC to election workers; requests for WSC's autograph; applications for House of Commons tickets; a recommendation for one of WSC's constituents to be honoured; matters concerning the Royal Wanstead School [Essex].Also includes: a Territorial Army form; civil service entrance regulations; material from the Property Owners' Protection Association; a history of the 35th City of London Battalion Home Guard.
Conditions Governing Access
Open, except for folios 173-9 and 207-9 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about potentially living individuals until 2021 and 2022.