Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: 9th Lord Albemarle [earlier Lord Bury]; John Allen; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; Katharine, Duchess of Atholl; Clement Attlee, recalling the fall of the Chamberlain Government and the draft letter by himself, LSA and others asking Winston Churchill to remove [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain and Lord Halifax from his new Cabinet; Archduke Robert of Austria; Frank Aydelotte; Cyril Bailey; 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye; Thomas Balogh, with a memorandum on the problem of the constitution of Malta; Carlyon Bellairs; Princess Marthe Bibesco; John Biggs-Davison on articles and asking LSA to speak in his constituency (5); Edith, Lady Bird; Robert Blake on quoting from LSA in his biography of Andrew Bonar Law; Maybery, Lady Boyce; 1st Lord Bracken; Bernard Braine; 1st Lord Brand on subjects including the death of Sir Dougal Malcolm and the choice of Sir [John] Evelyn Wrench as the official biographer of 1st Lord Milner (3); Leonard Brockington (2); Alice, Lady Butler, on the death of Sir Richard Butler; Sir Nevile Butler, asking LSA to address the Institut International des Civilisations Differentes; Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain] (2); Richard Casey; Joseph Coudurier de Chassaigne [George Saint-Clair]; Sir [Peter] Alexander Clutterbuck, British High Commissioner in India, on the death of Sir Girja Bajpai [Governor of Bombay] (2); Maurice Collis on his biography of Sir Reginald Dorman-Smith (3); Vera, Lady Cranworth on a Victoria League meeting (5); Clement Davies, recalling a meeting on asking Winston Churchill to remove Chamberlain and Halifax from his new Cabinet (2); Sir Howard d'Egville; Henry Drummond-Wolff; Muriel Gamage; Edgar Williams, Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography (writing to Leslie Gamage); Norman Gibbs; 3rd Lord Gorell [earlier Ronald Gorell Barnes]; John Grigg; 1st Lord Hailey [Chairman of the Indian Civil Service (Retired) Association]; Louisa Haldane; Marjorie Eyre, Secretary to Sir [William] Keith Hancock [Professor of British Commonwealth Affairs in the University of London] on Jan Smuts's papers (3); Sir Alfred Hennessy; [Ethel] Kathleen Hicks on whether a new history of the Church would include her late husband, [Frederick] Nugent Hicks, former Bishop of Lincoln (3); Alwyn Williams, Bishop of Winchester [mistakenly called Bishop of Durham]; 14th Lord Home [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, earlier Alexander Douglas-Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel]; Dame Mary Hughes; Sir Roderick Jones; Sir David Keir, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford; Sir Cecil Kisch; Alan Lennox-Boyd [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] on LSA's views about the Maltese constitution and Cyprus (4); 1st Lord Llewellin [Governor-General of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, later Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi] on the need for financial development and a visit by Julian Amery; Gwilym Lloyd-George [later 1st Lord Tenby]; Sir Charles Lloyd Jones; Sir John Le Rougetel on subjects including Canada's position between the Commonwealth and the United States; Sir Arnold Lunn; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Stockton] on Cyprus and the exile of Archduke Robert of Austria (3); Sir Dougal Malcolm (2); Sir John Marriott; Vincent Massey; 1st Lord McGowan; [Daniel] Roland Michener on LSA's views about the Commonwealth and possible alternatives to GATT [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade] for Canada; Jean Monnet, President of the European Coal and Steel Community on LSA's views on the Commonwealth and the need for Western European countries to integrate to avoid a collapse; Sir Mehmed Munir Bey; 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence] on the need for the Royal Navy to have an ice-breaker for operations in the Antarctic or Arctic; Sir Otto Niemeyer; Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (2); Harry Oppenheimer; Major-General Llewelyn Price-Davies on defending the memory of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Wilson from the account in General Sir Hubert Gough's memoirs of the Curragh incident following the imposition of Home Rule in Ireland, March 1914; Eileen Price-Davies (2); Sir [William] Keith Hancock; 1st Lord Reith, Chairman of the Colonial Development Corporation; Alfred Ryan; Sir Donald Simson; Sir William Slim [Governor-General of Australia]; John Sparrow, Warden of All Souls College, University of Oxford; Henry Hopkinson [Minister of State for Colonial Affairs, later 1st Lord Colyton]; H B Spiller (6); 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister]; 1st Lord Templewood [earlier Samuel Hoare]; John Townley [President of Preston Conservative Association] on Julian Amery's success in increasing his majority at Preston [Lancashire]; Alfred Wadsworth, [Editor] of the Manchester Guardian; Sir Hereward Wake on LSA's portrait by Simon Elwes and Sir Hubert Gough's memoirs; Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia, in London; H Wickcliffe Rose, President of the American Tariff League Incorporated, on their opposition to GATT (3); Percival Witherby (4).
Also includes: index to all 1955 correspondents; set of articles by E L R Williamson, "Surplus Men, Surplus Wheat" on the Canadian economic situation.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.