Correspondence N - Z, 1953-01 - 1953-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Harold Nicolson on LSA's book "Thoughts on the Constitution" (2); Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (4); Caroline, Lady Oppenheimer; Lord Eustace Percy; Charles Ponsonby, thanking LSA for his speech to the Royal African Society; Sir Charles Rey on the recent South African elections and the success of the Nationalists; Paul Reynaud on dissolutions of Parliament (3); Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams; Sir [Thomas] Ellis Robins (2); Sir James Ross, First Division Pensioners’ Group (9); 1st Lord Vansittart on Civil Service pensions (2); 1st Lord Rotherwick [earlier Herbert Cayzer]; Sir Douglas Savory; Sir George Schuster on Central African Federation, particularly relating to Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe] and Nyasaland [later Malawi]; Nita Selby-Lowndes (3); Lady Katharine Seymour [lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother] on subjects including the Queen's request for a copy of LSA's tribute to Cecil Rhodes (3); Cecil Sibbett; 1st Lord Simon on his Romanes Lecture and his concerns about the Suez Canal [Egypt] (3); Field Marshal Sir William Slim [Governor-General of Australia] on subjects including Egypt (2); Sir Clifford Heathcote-Smith on the lack of leadership for an active Commonwealth partnership; Sir Waldron Smithers; Sir Donald Somervell (2); Sir Herbert Stanley; J O Steed (3); Leonard Stein on the Balfour Declaration and 1st Lord Milner (2); Walter Stirling; Sir Ronald Storrs (2); 1st Lord Swinton [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on subjects including articles by [?] Oswald Pirow advocating apartheid across Africa and a pooling of South African and British protectorates (2); Sir [Thomas] Shenton Thomas; George Scott, Deputy Editor of Truth; 2nd Lord Wavell; Sir Robert Webber; Karl Weber (3); 11th Lord Scarbrough, Lord Chamberlain [earlier Sir (Lawrence) Roger Lumley] (2); [?] Anne, Duchess of Westminster; Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia, in London (2); 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] on LSA's memoirs, particularly Winston Churchill's lack of an Imperialist outlook (2); Percival Witherby (7); Sir [John] Evelyn Wrench [Chairman of the Spectator] (2); Geoffrey Winthrop Young.
Also includes: notes by LSA on future warfare, commenting on [John] Enoch Powell's "War in Three Dimensions"; notes by LSA on the constitution, relating to the dissolution of Parliament.
Please note that there is an index to all 1953 correspondents at AMEL 2/1/48.
- 1953-01 - 1953-12
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Finding aid date
Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository
Churchill Archives Centre
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087