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General correspondence, 1956-10 - 1957-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/23

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Michael Blundell [Minister of Agriculture, Kenya] on multi-racial government within Commonwealth countries; Kenneth de Courcy on his concerns about Soviet influence in the Middle East and rumours of Soviet problems developing a hydrogen bomb (2); [Arthur] Paul Dean; Michel Debre on his regrets over the Suez Crisis; Sir David Eccles [Minister of Education] enclosing the text of his speech to his constituents on Suez; John Biggs-Davison, Economic Digest Limited; Stanley Evans (2); A F Frangulis, Permanent Secretary-General of Académie Diplomatique Internationale; Sir Ian Fraser; Sir de Villiers Graaff [Leader of the United Party, South Africa]; 1st Lord Hankey on a suggestion that [? Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, might become a British MP]; Edward Heath [Chief Whip]; Sir Clifford Heathcote-Smith, enclosing copies of telegrams which he had sent to Sir Winston Churchill and Robert Menzies about the Suez Crisis; 2nd Lord Hailsham [earlier Quintin Hogg, later Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone]; Donald Johnson on his support for JA's line on Suez; [John] Hugh MacLennan on Canadian attitudes to Britain; Sir William McLean, Colonial Office Information Department; [William] Fergus Montgomery; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams; Marcus Sieff, enclosing Egyptian Army orders giving instructions for war with Israel; John Simon; Peter Smithers, enclosing his memorandum on reappraising policy towards the United States, Europe and the Commonwealth; Mabel Strickland [Leader of the Progressive Constitutional Party, Malta], on subjects including the Suez Crisis, enclosing a photograph of Maltese politicians meeting Gamal Nasser [Prime Minister of Egypt] (2); Sir [Sigismund] David Waley; 1st Lord Vansittart on the conduct of the United States over Suez, and the benefits of closer union with Europe; Sir [William] Wavell Wakefield; William Yates on policy in the Middle East, particularly an Arab-Israeli settlement; John Parker (2); Hugh Fraser; Lord Hinchingbrooke.

Also includes: text of JA's speech to the Conservative Party Conference, 1956, on the Suez Crisis; draft letter from JA to [George] Peter Thorneycroft [President of the Board of Trade] on Thorneycroft's plan for entering a free trade area; text of JA's speech on his election to the chairmanship of the United Europe Movement.


  • 1956-10 - 1957-01

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


3 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 438

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from November-December 1956.

Finding aid date

2011-12-20 14:59:22.767000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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