Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Peter Agnew, enclosing a note on subjects which Sheikh Isa of Bahrein wanted to raise with the Government; Jeffrey Archer; Anthony Barber; Roland Beamont on the scrapping of the TSR-2 strike and reconnaissance aircraft; [Harold] Montgomery Belgion; Max Beloff, Gladstone Professor of Government and Public Administration, University of Oxford; John Biggs-Davison, inviting JA to join the Watching Committee; Michael Wolff, Editor of Crossbow (the Bow Group magazine); Leon Brittan, Chairman of the Bow Group; Sir Maurice Bridgeman, Chairman of British Petroleum Company Limited; Stanley Hooker, Technical Director (Aero), Bristol Siddeley Engines Limited, on the scrapping of the TSR-2; Henry Brooke; Robert Smith, Chairman of the Burmah Oil Company Limited, on the loss of compensation under the War Damage Bill for the company's oil installations destroyed in Burma during the war; Paul Bryan, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party (5); Cecil Burney on finding a Parliamentary seat; Anthony Montague Browne [Private Secretary to Sir Winston Churchill]; Ian Gow, suggesting that JA should contest a by-election; Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, President of the Paneuropean Union; Anthony Courtney on founding a Parliamentary Flying Club; William Deakin, Warden of St Antony’s College, University of Oxford; Ernest Pepper, Warden of the Dominion Students Hall Trust (2); Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [Leader of the Conservative Party, earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel]; Allen Fairhall, Australian Minister for Supply, on subjects including the situation in Indonesia and relations with Malaysia and China, the European Launcher Development Organisation (ELDO) and Churchill's funeral; King Feisal of Saudi Arabia; Nigel Fisher [Opposition Spokesman for Commonwealth Affairs] on subjects including concerns about Aden [Adan] (3); Raymond Gunter, Minister of Labour, on a strike at Courtaulds in Preston [Lancashire]; Sir [Arthur] Vere Harvey; Sir Giles Guthrie, Chairman of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), on subjects including BOAC's improved financial results (2); Sir Arnold Hall, Vice-Chairman of Hawker Siddeley Group Limited; Jocelyn Hambro; Alan Hare on the Anglo-Albanian Association; Stephen Hastings (2); Edward Heath, Chairman of the Conservative Advisory Committee on Policy, on setting up a defence committee; Sir Edward Hulton, Editor in Chief, European Review; [John] Anthony Kershaw; Paul Bryan, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party; John Knott; Sir William Haley, Editor of the Times; Lionel Luckhoo; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [Chairman of Macmillan and Company, later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including JA's plans for the future (2); Patrick Maitland [later 17th Lord Lauderdale]; Derek Marks; 1st Lord Mills (2); Dermot Morrah, Editor of the Round Table; Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer on the National Army Museum appeal; John Prendergast, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hong Kong; John Rae; Michael Sacher on the memorial forest to Sir Winston Churchill in Israel; Duncan Sandys; Marques de Santa Cruz, Spanish Ambassador to Britain; Dame [Margaret] Patricia Hornsby-Smith, on an application for an English hour on commercial radio in Majorca; Sheikh Hafez Wahba, Saudi Ambassador to Britain; Mark Abrams, Chairman of Research Services Limited; [Robert] Michael Stewart, Foreign Secretary, on British oil companies in Iran and Iraq; Garry Thomson, Head of the Scientific Department, National Gallery; Peter Masefield, Managing Director, Beagle Aircraft Limited; Sir [Gerald] Kennedy Trevaskis; Frederick Warner; Sir Alexander Williams [former Governor of the Leeward Islands] on a motion put forward by Thomas Driberg [later Lord Bradwell]; Cuthbert Wrangham, Chairman of Short Brothers and Harland Limited, on modifications needed for the Belfast freighter aircraft used by the RAF, also enclosing notes on the case for the Belfast in contrast with the Hercules transport aircraft; George Young, enclosing copies of correspondence on immigration and race relations (2).
Also includes: transcript of a BBC radio interview with JA on a Monday Club pamphlet on Communist subversion within Britain and the Commonwealth.
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. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.