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Official: Prime Minister: correspondence and papers relating to Government reconstruction of 1954., 01 Aug 1952 - 16 Oct 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/5

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (Foreign Secretary) regarding appointment of Under Secretaries (2).The file mainly consists of WSC's working papers and includes the following: printed lists of Cabinet Ministers with private addresses and telephone numbers and details of private secretaries and office telephone numbers (ff 1-16); letters from WSC to 1st Lord Simonds regarding the Lord Chancellorship (ff 23-27); timetable for passage of Old Age Pensions Bill in hand of WSC (f 36); typescript lists of interviews, telephone calls, letters and telegrams to be made regarding Government reconstruction, annotated by WSC and John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] (ff 37-42); assorted lists of Ministers in Cabinet, Ministers not in Cabinet, other Ministers, Ministers in the House of Lords, and Under Secretaries, annotated by WSC and John Colville.


  • Creation: 01 Aug 1952 - 16 Oct 1954

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From the Fonds:

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1 item(s) (1 file (73 loose folios))

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