General correspondence, 1956-05 - 1957-01
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Edward Beddington-Behrens; John Biggs-Davison on subjects including preserving the pre-eminent position on Britain and France in the management of the Suez Canal [Egypt] (2); Sir Robert Boothby on the results of the Suez Crisis; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan, Chancellor of the Exchequer [later 1st Lord Stockton] on a proposed private loan to the Mahdi in Sudan; Noel Marshall, President of the Cambridge Union Society; Somerset de Chair on subjects including hoping that Macmillan would be the next Prime Minister, rather than R A Butler; [Henry] "Chips" Channon; John Coatman on the need for Commonwealth development and expansion (2); Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt; John Connell; Kenneth de Courcy on his dismay at Britain's abandoning her position on the Suez Crisis; Sir David Eccles, President of the Board of Trade; Paul Emrys-Evans on Britain's disastrous foreign policy in the 1930s; Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand; [John] Anthony Kershaw; Alan Lennox-Boyd [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] on allowing a French officer to observe British methods in Kenya against the Mau-Mau in order to help the French in Algeria (2); John Selwyn-Lloyd [Foreign Secretary] on subjects including a French observer in Kenya and Prince Lek of Albania attending Sandhurst (6); George Young [Ministry of Defence] on subjects including Prince Lek (2); Fitzroy Maclean, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War, on Prince Lek; Donald McLachlan [Deputy Editor of the Daily Telegraph] on assessing the feelings of Conservatives before the Party Conference; Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, on the pamphlet "The Expanding Commonwealth"; Sir Percy Mills, Minister of Power; Charles Mott-Radclyffe; John Parker; William Rees-Davies on the Rents Bill; Sir Walford Selby on the results of Civil Service reforms in the 1930s; John Sparrow, Warden of All Souls College, University of Oxford; Sir Edward Spears, congratulating JA on the work of the Suez Group; [Gerald] Kennedy Trevaskis, British Agent, Western Aden Protectorate, on subjects including Arab reaction to the Suez Crisis (2); Sir Francis Tuker on the timid attitude of the BBC and the Foreign Office towards foreign affairs, particularly the Suez Crisis; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams, United Europe Movement.
Also includes: draft letter from JA to Sir [Robert] Anthony Eden, Prime Minister [later 1st Lord Avon] on public opinion about the Suez Crisis; draft letter from JA to Charles Waterhouse on his reasons for taking a position in the new Government.
- 1956-05 - 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.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
DateText: The majority of folios date from October 1956-January 1957.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)