Skip to main content

Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online and controlled in-person services. Please see our website for more details.

General correspondence, 1980-02 - 1980-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 2/1/99

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Air Chief Marshal Sir John Barraclough; Sir Frederic Bennett, Chairman of the Institute of Foreign Affairs; Keith Best; Rhodes Boyson (2); Marshal of the RAF Sir Neil Cameron [former Chief of the Defence Staff]; Edward du Cann; Brian Crozier (2), enclosing the text of an unpublished article on the elections in Zimbabwe Rhodesia; Sir Horace Cutler, Leader of the Greater London Council, on whether a similar constitutional system would work for Jerusalem [Israel]; William Deedes, Editor of the Daily Telegraph; Robert Dunn, on JA speaking in his constituency (4); [Henry] Chapman Pincher; General Sir David Fraser [Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies] on a speech by JA on defence, but disagreeing over Afghanistan and the effectiveness of an American presence in the Middle East and commenting on planned increases in defence spending and JA's planned discussion group on defence (2); Hugh Fraser, Chairman of the Conservative Friends of Israel; Ian Gow (2); Joseph Grimond, congratulating JA on a question [about the elections in Zimbabwe Rhodesia]; Ian Grist; Stephen Hastings, congratulating JA on a speech on the economy; Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton, on his reasons for not joining JA's defence discussion group; Peter Hordern (2); Owen Horwood, South African Minister of Finance; Richard Hough, enclosing a draft section from his biography of 1st Lord Mountbatten; Toby Jessel; [Thomas] Michael Jopling, Chief Whip; Sir Keith Joseph, Secretary of State for Industry, congratulating JA for a speech in the Censure debate on the economy; Anthony Kenny, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford, on the rise in overseas student fees (3); Mark Carlisle, Secretary of State for Education and Science, on overseas student fees; [John] Anthony Kershaw, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, asking JA to give evidence on Soviet imperialism, also enclosing a brief on Soviet objectives in the Middle East following the invasion of Afghanistan; 4th Lord Kimberley, Secretary of the All Party Defence Study Group [earlier Lord Wodehouse]; James Mancham, former President of the Seychelles (2), enclosing copies of his letters to the press on the position of Julius Nyerere [President of Tanzania] on the elections in Zimbabwe Rhodesia, and also on the Ministry of Overseas Development coming under the control of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; 11th Duke of Marlborough [earlier Lord Blandford]; Air Vice-Marshal Stewart Menaul on joining JA's defence discussion group; Peter Morrison [Government Pairing Whip]; 6th Lord Carrington, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including re-establishing relations with Albania and the problem of former Albanian gold reserves and relations with Romania (3); Harry Oppenheimer; Norman Payne, Chairman of the British Airports Authority, enclosing a note on the future of airports in the south-east; Graham Peddie on the bad publicity over the European Community, and the threat to Western defence if it should break up (2); Shimon Peres, Chairman of the Israeli Labour Party; Christopher Prout [later Lord Kingsland]; Francis Pym, Secretary of State for Defence, on subjects including the disbandment of the Resistance and Psychological Operations Committee of the Reserve Forces Association (2); Julian Ridsdale; Sir John Rix, Chairman of Vosper Limited, on compensation for the nationalisation of Vosper's shipbuilding interests; 2nd Lord Catto of Cairncatto, Chairman of the RAF Benevolent Fund; [George] Hugh Seton-Watson, Professor of Russian History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, on the future of the School (2); Martin Stevens, on voluntary restrictions on tobacco advertising; Sir John Stewart-Clark (2), enclosing his quarterly bulletin from the European Parliament; [Dudley] Geoffrey Stewart-Smith, Director of the Foreign Affairs Research Institute; Anthony Stoller, Director of the Association of Independent Radio; Franz Josef Strauss, Prime Minister of Bavaria [Germany]; Edward ("Teddy") Taylor; Peter Temple-Morris on his forthcoming visit to South Africa; Sir Peter Tennant [Industrial Adviser, Barclays Bank International Limited] (2); Douglas Hurd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Richard Luce, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, writing to Patrick Wall on the increase of violence in Zimbabwe Rhodesia; John Biggs-Davison, writing to Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on his visit to Oman and meeting with Sultan Qaboos on defence issues; Margaret Thatcher; Sir [Gerald] Kennedy Trevaskis, enclosing a draft article on the Middle East in the aftermath of the crises in Afghanistan and Iran; General Sir Walter Walker on his book "The Next Domino" and the Devon Emergency Volunteers (3), also enclosing a copy of his letter to the press on civil defence precautions; Michael Weir, British Ambassador to Egypt, on JA's articles on the Middle East, particularly Egypt's role in regional security and the importance of securing effective international reaction to Soviet aggression; Sir [Roland] Roy Welensky [former Prime Minister of Rhodesia] on the elections in Zimbabwe Rhodesia (2); Raymond Whitney; Sir Denys Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sussex on proposals for financing overseas students fees (2); Mark Carlisle, Secretary of State for Education and Science, on overseas students; Lord Holderness [earlier Richard Wood].

Also includes: transcript of a BBC World Service programme on plans for Britain's nuclear defence; notes of meetings between JA and Neil McLean with Yigal Allon and Shimon Peres in Israel (sent to King Hussein of Jordan) on a Palestinian state and relations between Israel and Jordan; article by JA for the Sunday Express on the failure of Britain's policy in Zimbabwe Rhodesia; notes of meetings between JA and Neil McLean in Israel, including with Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel and Shimon Peres, on subjects including relations with Egypt and Jordan.


  • 1980-02 - 1980-03

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.


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 57

Finding aid date

2013-04-22 12:21:26.757000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.