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Personal correspondence, 1977-05-02 - 1979-12-20

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/28

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Richard Lankester, Registrar of Members' Interests (5); Norman St John-Stevas, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Michael Latham; Sir John Rodgers (2); James Goodsman; Sir Nigel Fisher; Patricia, Lady Fisher; Tam Dalyell; Sir John King; [Thomas] George Thomas [later 1st Lord Tonypandy]; Thomas Galbraith; [William] John Biffen (3); Philip Beddows (3); Thomas Robbins (7); Douglas Kennedy (7); Ethel, Lady Templer on the death of Sir Gerald Templer; Brian Crozier; Maurice Cowling on JEP's religious writing (2); 7th Lord Brabourne [earlier John Knatchbull] on JEP's response to the Archbishop of Canterbury [Donald Coggan]'s sermon on terrorism at the funeral of Brabourne's son and mother; Norman Wylie (3); Mary, Lady Cawthorn; Gordon Bates, Canon of Liverpool Cathedral; Humphrey Atkins [later Lord Colnbrook], Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on discussing developments in local government in the Northern Ireland Office; David Menhennet, Librarian of the House of Commons; Sir Iain Stewart (2); William van Straubenzee; David Pring, Registrar of Members' Interests (10); Ralph Harris; Diana Airey on subjects including the death of Airey Neave (2); Sir Anthony Wagner (3); John Hollingworth; Sir James Goldsmith on press abuses; William Craig on losing his seat [Belfast East, Northern Ireland]; Sir Bernard Braine; Colin Hardie (2); Wilford Gibson, Assistant Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, on the withdrawal of the 24-hour watch on JEP's house; [George] Victor Le Fanu, Assistant Serjeant at Arms (4); Jasper Rootham; Humphry Berkeley on his attempted murder in South Africa; [Leonard] James Callaghan [Leader of the Opposition] congratulating JEP on his re-election, and on his concerns for Northern Ireland; Roy Mason, outgoing Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on leaving his post; 4th Lord Melchett [outgoing Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office, earlier Peter Mond] on his time in Northern Ireland; Raymond Carter [outgoing Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office]; Sir David Renton; Morgan Morgan-Giles; Michael Wheeler-Booth [Chief Clerk, Overseas and European Office]; Anthony Courtney (2); Ruby, Lady Tranmire, asking JEP to support Margaret Thatcher [Leader of the Opposition] in the General Election; Sir Kenneth Newman, Chief Constable, Royal Ulster Constabulary; Andrew Freeth; Andrew Alexander, Daily Mail; Donald Bennett, Chairman of the United Anti-Common Marketeers, on fighting the European elections (2); Janet Huck (4); [? James] David Gibson-Watt, Chairman of the No Assembly Campaign; Dr Christopher Andrew, Editor of the Historical Journal, on an article by JEP on the Kilmainham Treaty, 1882 (2); Dr V A Gatrell, Associate Editor of the Historical Journal (6); Charles Brett; Kenneth Withers, Belfast Newsletter (4); Michael Alison; Frank Hooley; Godfrey Carter, Parliamentary Counsel, on the Nurses etc Bill (4); General Sir Walter Walker on Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; Lucille Iremonger; Philip Goodhart; James Kilfedder; George Huxley, Professor of Greek, Queen's University Belfast [Northern Ireland]; [Henry] James Wickenden (5); Patrick Cormack; John Brooke-Little, Richmond Herald of Arms (4); John Biggs-Davison.

Other subjects include: JEP's memorial address for Baroness Skrimshire of Quarter [earlier Margaret Harvie Anderson]; the Pope's visit to Ireland; good wishes for the 1979 General Election and MPs losing seats; the move to elect JEP as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Also includes: summary of British Caledonian Airways Limited's view of Gatwick Airport [Sussex] for the 1980's; copies of letters sent by JEP immediately after the General Election; annotated copies of JEP's article on the Kilmainham Treaty, with source material.


  • Creation: 1977-05-02 - 1979-12-20

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.


3 file(s) (3 files (386 folios))

Language of Materials



Reverse chronological order.

Former / Other Reference

Personal 7: 1979

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date to 1979.

Finding aid date

2002-03-01 08:54:51+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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