General correspondence, 1974-07 - 1974-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Lord Alport; Lord Balniel [later 29th Lord Crawford] on losing his constituency; Baroness Birk, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, on the ownership of the medieval Oxwich Brooch; John Biggs-Davison (2); Mark Bonham Carter on the Anglo-Polish Conference (3); Marcel Boussac; Peter Lilley, Chairman of the Bow Group (2); Andrew Bowden (2); Sir Robert Cary on Leo Amery having considered going into the House of Lords; Lord Chelwood [earlier Tufton Beamish] (2); Patrick Cormack on a possible National Government, also enclosing a copy of his letter to Edward Heath, Leader of the Conservative Party on the need for more effective leadership; Aubrey Davidson-Houston; William Deakin (2); Sir Francis Loyd, Director of the Dominion Students' Hall Trust; Lord Duncan-Sandys on an article by JA for the International Review on Britain's foreign policy; [Roger] Nicholas Edwards [later Lord Crickhowell]; Sir [Robert] William Elliott, thanking JA for his help in his election campaign; [Arthur] Brian Faulkner, Northern Ireland Assembly; Michael Fidler, Director of Conservative Friends of Israel (2); Sir Nigel Fisher on suggesting a National Government to Edward Heath and dealing with the Ulster Unionists once [John] Enoch Powell had become a Unionist MP (4); Hugh Fraser; Sir Alexander Glen, Chairman of the British Tourist Authority; Sir [Ernest] Irvine Goulding; Eldon Griffiths, Conservative trade and industry spokesman, on his forthcoming visit to Iran; Jonathan Guinness [Chairman of the Monday Club, later 3rd Lord Moyne]; 5th Lord Harlech [earlier (William) David Ormsby-Gore]; Michael Heseltine [Conservative industry spokesman] on the White Paper on the National Enterprise Board and Planning Agreements; Edward Heath; Sir John Henniker-Major [later 8th Lord Henniker] on the death of his wife (3); David Holloway, Literary Editor of the Daily Telegraph, on JA's review of Sir Fitzroy Maclean's "To the Back of Beyond"; Amir-Abbas Hoveyda, Prime Minister of Iran; Manuel Fraga-Iribarne, Spanish Ambassador to Britain; Christopher Jackson on the Conservatives' alienation of the business community; Roy Jenkins; David Knox; Henry [Heinz] Koeppler, Warden of Wilton Park, thanking JA for his visit; Peter Laing on subjects including events in Cyprus and Portugal and the poor image of the EEC (4); Roy Hattersley, Minister of State, Foreign Office, on the case of a Ukrainian prisoner in the Soviet Union on hunger strike; Mark Lennox-Boyd; Sir Francis Loyd, Director of the Dominion Students' Hall Trust; Sir Fitzroy Maclean; Rene Massigli; Anthony Montague Browne (3); [Alexander] Victor Montagu [earlier Lord Hinchingbrooke and 10th Lord Sandwich], Chairman of the Conservative Trident Group, on the poor state of the party; Charles Moore, secretary of the Eton Debating Society; Jasper More; David Nicholson, Conservative Research Department, enclosing memoranda on a National Government; Robert Peliza; Shimon Peres, Israeli Minister of Defence; John Peyton; [Henry] Chapman Pincher (2); Sir Charles Ponsonby, congratulating JA on his speech in the defence debate; Ivor Rawlinson, British Embassy, Paris [France]; William Rees-Davies on an Anglo-Greek Parliamentary Group; Sir Joshua Rowley (6); 10th Duke of Rutland [earlier Lord Granby]; 6th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne]; Lord Duncan-Sandys; Nicholas Scott, Conservative housing spokesman; [William] Patrick Skillington; [Archibald] David Stirling; Sultan Qabus of Oman, thanking JA for his support during a campaign by Labour MPs against Oman; [Edward] "Teddy" Taylor; Hugh Thomas on writing a new edition of his history of the Spanish Civil War; Peter Walker; William Whitelaw, Chairman of the Conservative Party, on JA speaking for the party during the General Election; Charles Wiggin, British Ambassador to Spain, on JA's visit to Spain (4); John Wilkinson, thanking JA for visiting his constituency; George Young on the Unison Committee for Action in case of civil unrest.
Also includes: note by JA sent to Lord Aldington [earlier Toby Low] on party reorganisation following the October election; review of JA's memoirs, "Approach March", by [John] Anthony Kershaw.
- 1974-07 - 1974-12
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
Finding aid date
- From the Fonds: Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) (Person)