Personal correspondence, 1957-01 - 1957-10
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Correspondents include: Lancelot Joynson-Hicks [later 3rd Lord Brentford], thanking JA for coming to give a speech in his constituency; John Eden, asking JA to give a talk in his constituency; Marcel-Edmond Naegelen, President of the Institut d'Etudes Européennes de Strasbourg, inviting JA to become an associate member; William Allen, asking JA to give a speech at the centenary dinner for David Allen and Sons Limited (2) (rough draft notes for JA's speech, and the text of Allen's speech included); Charles Hill, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, approving JA taking part in a BBC programme about Field Marshal Jan Smuts; General Sir Hugh Stockwell; 3rd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] on meeting the Rhodesian Under Secretary for Home Affairs to discuss the resettlement of prematurely retired officers under Rhodesian immigration policy; Sir Patrick Donner, thanking JA for his sympathy on the death of his father; Sir [Reginald] James Bowker, British Ambassador to Turkey, on a friend of JA who was travelling in Turkey [Henry "Derry" Moore, later 12th Lord Drogheda]; Philip Zulueta, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (2); Harmar Nicholls, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Works, on work being done to JA's room; General Sir Nevil Brownjohn; Denis Laskey, Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary; [George] Eric Newby, Martin Secker and Warburg, publishers, on quoting JA in publicity for Jean Dutourd's "The Taxis of the Marne"; Sir Gerald Templer, Chief of Imperial General Staff; Brigadier M A H Butler, 16th Parachute Brigade Group, on subjects including a suggested joint exercise with the French (2); John Wyndham, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Egremont] on a note (enclosed) which JA had sent to him, suggesting playing General Georgios Grivas off against Archbishop Makarios over Cyprus; 5th Lord Listowel [earlier Lord Ennismore] thanking JA for his congratulations over his new appointment [as Governor-General of Ghana]; Sir Isaiah Berlin, thanking JA for his congratulations [on his knighthood]; Neil McLean on subjects including reports from Cyprus (2); Bickham Sweet-Escott, on finding a special pension for Sir Frank Nelson, former commander of the Special Operations Executive (SOE); Edouard Bonnefous, thanking JA for his congratulations [on becoming a minister in the French Government]; Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury, thanking JA for his congratulations [on becoming Prime Minister of France]; Lieutenant-General Sir Edric Bastyan, thanking JA for his congratulations on becoming Commander of British Forces in Hong Kong; Sir Toby Low [later 1st Lord Aldington], thanking JA for his congratulations on his knighthood; Sir [Arthur] Vere Harvey, thanking JA for his congratulations [on his knighthood]; Major-General William Dimoline, Colonel Commandant of the King’s African Rifles; Sir Geoffrey Bourne, thanking JA for his congratulations on becoming Commander-in-Chief, Middle East Land Forces; Alun Sylvester-Evans, Principal Private Secretary to Minister of Housing and Local Government, on listing JA's house in Eaton Square [London] as being of historic interest; Sir William Robson Brown, thanking JA for his congratulations [on his knighthood]; Major-General John Spurling, thanking JA for his congratulations [on his CB]; Sir Frederick Handley Page [Chairman and Managing Director of Handley Page (Reading) Limited] on an aircraft design symposium (2); [Maurice] Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Stockton] on a note from 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye which JA had passed to him (not enclosed) and a paper by JA (which is enclosed) on subjects including linking Soviet disarmament and withdrawal from Europe, Britain's defence policy and role in Europe, and Britain's nuclear power; Sir [Hubert] Gladwyn Jebb [British Ambassador to France], on his despatch on Western Europe, particularly the future of the Commonwealth; Guy Mollet [Prime Minister of France]; Edward Beddington-Behrens, Chairman of the United Kingdom Council of the European Movement, inviting JA to a meeting; 2nd Lord Mancroft, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Defence, on the admission of French students to British staff courses; Jacques Sallebert [RTF Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française correspondent in Britain] on an enquiry about medical care for British nationals employed by the Imperial War Graves Commission in France; [John] Enoch Powell [Financial Secretary to the Treasury] on subjects including a dinner for the Prime Minister and junior ministers (2); John Lockhart, Secretary of the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Kenneth Baker, President of Oxford University Conservative Association, on JA's speech to the Association (2); James Mackenzie, British Embassy, Athens [Greece]; John Townley, on Tom Finney, a player from Preston [Lancashire] being voted Footballer of the Year for the second time; Sir [Edward] Ian Jacob, Director-General of the BBC, on a live outside broadcast about the Army; Martin Maddan, asking JA to speak at his constituency; [John] Selwyn Lloyd, Foreign Secretary; General Sir [Alfred] Dudley Ward, Commander-in-Chief, British Army of the Rhine, on meeting JA's friend 4th Lord St Oswald, earlier Rowland Winn, while he was in Germany; 2nd Lord Jellicoe on meeting up with JA; Christopher Hely-Hutchinson; Edward Heath, Chief Whip; Sir [Allan] John Harding, Governor of Cyprus; John Maclay, Secretary of State for Scotland [later 1st Lord Muirshiel] on a dinner with a delegation from Nepal; 16th Duke of Norfolk [earlier Lord Arundel]; Sir Walter Monckton [former Minister of Defence] on casualty figures for the Anglo-French attack on Port Said [Egypt], 1956.
Also includes: paper by Basil Liddell Hart on basic problems of European defence; plans for JA's holiday in Sardinia [Italy].
- 1957-01 - 1957-10
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- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)