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General correspondence, 1979-08 - 1979-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/96

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Humphry Berkeley, enclosing an open letter on his attempted murder by Transkei security forces; Lord Boothby on bringing back National Service and his health; Harold Braham, comparing the situation in Zimbabwe Rhodesia with Spain, following Britain's failure to back to new administration; Sir Bernard Braine on the justice for the Banaban islanders campaign; 6th Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including JA's visit to Romania and President Nicolae Ceausescu's views on Zimbabwe Rhodesia and the Middle East (2); Douglas Hurd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Peter Griffiths; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury] on subjects including the strength of Bishop Abel Muzorewa [Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia] internationally (2); Aidan Crawley on his films about the kingdoms of Sikkim and Bhutan; William Deedes, Editor of the Daily Telegraph, thanking JA for a letter on reviving naval and airborne task forces for use outside the NATO area (draft enclosed); 11th Duke of Devonshire [earlier Lord Hartington] on a memorial Chair for Lord Selwyn-Lloyd at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine; Sir Nigel Fisher on his biography of [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Sir James Goldsmith on fundamental problems with the press; Ian Gow; Eldon Griffiths (2), enclosing drafts of a paper for the Atlantic Treaty Association conference on threats to allied interests outside the NATO area; General Sir John Hackett on JA's letter to the Daily Telegraph on reviving naval and airborne task forces for use outside the NATO area; Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton [former Chairman of the Military Committee of NATO] on JA's letter to the Daily Telegraph on reviving naval and airborne task forces for use outside the NATO area; Alistair Horne [on his biography of Macmillan]; Vice-Admiral Sir Louis Le Bailly; Lord Lever of Manchester; Maurice Macmillan, writing to John Davies [Conservative spokesman on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs] on difficulties with having a unified policy for Zimbabwe Rhodesia; Colin Mitchell on his support for JA over Zimbabwe Rhodesia; Sir [Arthur] Michael Palliser [Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office] enclosing background briefs for JA; Graham Peddie; Francis Pym, Secretary of State for Defence, on the disbanding of the Resistance and Psychologial Operations Committee; 6th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne]; Air Chief Marshal Sir Denis Smallwood, Chairman of the Air League, on JA's letter to the Daily Telegraph on reviving naval and airborne task forces for use outside the NATO area; Norman St John-Stevas, thanking JA for his congratulations on his appointment as Shadow Leader of the House of Commons; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on subjects including international recognition for the new administration in Zimbabwe Rhodesia, following the Lusaka agreement (3); General Sir Walter Walker on JA's foreword (draft enclosed) for his book "The Alarm Bells are Ringing", and on his recent visit to Pakistan, also enclosing a memorandum on Thatcher's solution to Zimbabwe Rhodesia (2).


  • 1979-08 - 1979-09

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.


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Box 61

Finding aid date

2013-04-11 15:35:48.100000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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