General correspondence, 1965-01 - 1965-11
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: William Allen; Florence Amery; Lord Shackleton, Minister of Defence for the RAF; Erik Bennett [former Air Adviser to King Hussein of Jordan] on the king's visit to Britain (5); Geoffrey Goodwin, London School of Economics; Marcel Boussac; Sir [John] Hugh Boustead; 1st Lord Boyd of Merton; John Browne [former Chief Constable, Cyprus] (2); Lord Casey [Governor-General of Australia]; William Cash; 4th Lord St Oswald [earlier Rowland Winn]; John Colville on Leo Amery's papers (2); Sir Colin Coote; Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel], thanking JA for his support [on his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party]; Allen Fairhall, Australian Minister for Supply, on subjects including problems with the development of the F-111A tactical strike aircraft, events in Malaysia, the supply of civilian aircraft and protests about Vietnam in Australia (3); Sir John Eden, Conservative spokesman on defence (2); Paul Emrys-Evans [President of the British South Africa Company] (2); Nigel Fisher (2); 1st Lord Glendevon [earlier Lord John Hope]; Alfred Gollin on 1st Lord Balfour and Joseph Chamberlain (3); Sir Giles Guthrie, Chairman of British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC); Alan Hare on his sympathy at JA not having a place in the new Shadow Cabinet; Stephen Hastings; Denis Healey, Secretary of State for Defence on the use of Green Archer radar in Aden [Adan]; Aharon Remez, Israeli Ambassador to Britain, inviting JA to be guest of honour at the Balfour Celebration Dinner (4); Robert Lusty, Managing Director of Hutchinson Publishing Group Limited (2); Iain Macleod; Vincent Massey; Neil McLean; [Arthur] Stanley Newens on JA's assertion that British graduates influenced by Communism had tried to assassinate the Shah of Iran; Sir [Charles] Ian Orr-Ewing; Reginald Paget, complimenting JA on a speech; Robert Peliza on the case of integrating Gibraltar with Britain; Ernest Pepper, Secretary of the Dominion Students Hall Trust; Sir Kenneth Pickthorn; 1st Lord Portal of Hungerford on his resignation as Chairman of London House [Dominion Students Hall Trust]; Basil Robinson, Deputy Keeper, Victoria and Albert Museum, on JA's Persian paintings; Sir Joshua Rowley; Anthony Royle [later Lord Fanshawe of Richmond]; Sir [Edward] Percy Rugg; Eirene White, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Colonial Office on immigration from Gibraltar (2); [Arthur] Christopher Soames; [John] Jeremy Thorpe on setting up an All-Party Gibraltar Group; Patrick Wall on the Federal Army moving into Aden [Adan] and a new constitution for Mauritius; Paul Williams [Chairman of the Monday Club]; Cuthbert Wrangham, Chairman of Short Brothers and Harland Limited, on allegations about the performance of the Belfast freighter aircraft; George Young.
Also includes: copies of correspondence between John Biggs-Davison and Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, President of the Paneuropean Union, on Coudenhove-Kalergi's resignation as honorary Chairman of the European Movement; copies of correspondence between Coudenhove-Kalergi and 1st Lord Gladwyn [earlier Gladwyn Jebb] on difficulties in the way of a European Union; Conservative Research Department notes on the Liberal Party; minutes of an emergency meeting of the Watching Committee on Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] and the possibility of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
- 1965-01 - 1965-11
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 July-November 1965.
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)