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General correspondence, 1963-04 - 1964-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/42

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: William Allen (2); [Margaret] Betty Harvie Anderson [later Baroness Skrimshire of Quarter] on JA visiting her constituency (6); 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye; Sir Edward Beddington-Behrens, Chairman of the United Kingdom Council of the European Movement; Erik Bennett [former Air Adviser to King Hussein of Jordan] on subjects including the king's visit to Britain and events in Jordan (4); John Biggs-Davison (2); Timothy Bligh, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Lord Bossom, Grand Prior of the Primrose League; Marcel Boussac (2); Cyril Bowdler-Henry (2); 1st Lord Brabazon of Tara [earlier John Moore-Brabazon] (2); Paul Bryan, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party (2); Sir Roy Bucher; 5th Lord Chesham on BOAC [British Overseas Airways Corporation] (2); Randolph Churchill (2); Sir Colin Coote, Managing Editor of the Daily Telegraph, on finding a new chairman for British European Airways; Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi [President of the Paneuropean Union] (2); Alan Davidson [Head of Chancery and Consul, Tunis] on JA's visit to Tunisia (3); William Deedes, Minister without Portfolio; Sir John Eden [Vice-Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Aviation Committee] on the Government's lack of support for the Laminar Flow Aircraft project, low morale at Rolls Royce and BOAC's extravagance; Basil de Ferranti on finding a Parliamentary seat for Sir Charles Johnson; Dingle Foot; Colonel Ronald Sherbrooke-Walker, Acting-Chairman of the Army Cadet Force Association (2); Lieutenant General Sir John Hackett, Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff, on losing the "Imperial" from his title; 2nd Lord Hailsham, Minister for Science and Technology [earlier Quintin Hogg, later Lord Hailsham of Saint Marylebone] on subjects including asking for JA's help on his speech for the Conservative Political Centre at the Party Conference (2) (includes JA's suggestions on modernising the party, the Ministry of Aviation and the next General Election); Sir Henry Hardman, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Aviation on reorganising BOAC; Alan Hare, the Financial Times; John Hare [later 1st Lord Blakenham]; Air Marshal Sir Christopher Hartley; Stephen Hastings on negotiations with Hawker Siddeley Aircraft; 14th Lord Home, Foreign Secretary [earlier Alexander Douglas-Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel] on Erik Bennett's position as former Air Adviser to King Hussein of Jordan; Peter Kirk; Peter Laing; Kenneth Lewis, Secretary of the Royal Air Forces Association; Neil McLean on subjects including the situation in the Yemen, including the use of poison gas by Egyptian forces (2); Iain Macleod; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including Catherine Amery's health and Sir David Eccles as a possible new chairman for BOAC (3); Derek Marks, Deputy Editor, Evening Standard; [Alfred] Ernest Marples [Minister of Transport] on meeting Richard Beeching [Chairman of the British Railways Board]; H Neil Marten, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Aviation (4); 1st Lord Mills; 2nd Lord Nelson of Stafford; Sir Godfrey Nicholson; Sir [George] Richard Nugent, Chairman of the Select Committee for Nationalised Industries, on the committee's decision to examine BOAC; 4th Lord St Oswald [earlier Rowland Winn]; Sir Robert Parr on attacks against Macmillan; [John] Enoch Powell; John Prendergast (2); John Profumo; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams on subjects including the Conservative leadership election and the decline of Macmillan and the party (6); Julian Ridsdale, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air, on Erik Bennett acting as escort to King Hussein of Jordan during his visit to Britain; [Aubrey] Geoffrey Rippon; Basil Robinson, Deputy Keeper, Victoria and Albert Museum, on JA's Persian art collection; Sir [John] Roland Robinson [later 1st Lord Martonmere], Chairman of the Conservative Commonwealth Affairs Committee; Sir Joshua Rowley; Paul Bryan, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party; Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor, enclosing a paper on lessons from history for NATO nuclear strategy; Richard Stanley; [Archibald] David Stirling, Chairman of Television International Enterprises Limited, on broadcasting in Aden [Adan]; Mabel Strickland, Leader of the Progressive Constitutional Party, Malta; Sir Gerald Templer; Sir [William] Miles Thomas; [Donald] Derek Tulloch on his biography of Orde Wingate (2); Henry Usborne (2); Sir [Alfred] Dudley Ward; Woodrow Wyatt.

Also includes: note on the role of the Ministry of Aviation under the Government's reorganisation of defence administration; note on a meeting at Chequers [Buckinghamshire], Apr 1963.


  • Creation: 1963-04 - 1964-02


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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.


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 457

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from July 1963-February 1964.

Finding aid date

2012-04-27 13:46:04.203000+00:00

Repository Details

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