Skip to main content

Personal correspondence, 1979-12-14 - 1981-12-18

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 1/1/29

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Richard Shepherd (2); [Thomas] Michael Jopling; Mary Whitehouse, President of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association; Major-General Jeremy Reilly, President of the Fusiliers Officers Club, Royal Warwickshire (2); Alfred Sherman on the issue of national sovereignty within the EEC; Peter Jennings, Assistant Serjeant at Arms, House of Commons; [Thomas] George Thomas [later 1st Lord Tonypandy], Speaker of the House of Commons; Anthony Courtney on JEP's support for Margaret Thatcher [Prime Minister]; Stephen Hastings; [?] Sir Nigel Fisher; Sir Iain Stewart (4); Ian Gow [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister] on subjects including the value put by Thatcher on her talks with JEP (11); Charles Douglas-Home, Deputy Editor of the Times, on JEP's articles for the Guardian; John Baker, Canon of Westminster on hunger strikes and IRA shootings in Northern Ireland (2); Jonathan Aitken; Douglas Kennedy (5); Lord Wigg; Lord Thorneycroft (2); [?] Nicholas Ridley [Financial Secretary to the Treasury]; John Bruce-Gardyne [Minister of State, Treasury]; Peter Clarke, former Private Secretary to JEP; [Alexander] Graham Macmillan, Director of the Scottish Conservative Party; Patrick Duff; Andrew Elliott, Chairman of Elliott Right Way Books (2); Adelaide Kane (3); Peter Thomas, [Chairman] of the Select Committee on Members' Salaries; Paul Roth; [James] Harold McCusker; [?] John Wilkinson; Andrew Freeth; John Taylor; Shlomo Argov, Israeli Ambassador to Britain; Sir John Biggs-Davison; John Blackburn; Michael Strachan; Lord Cranborne; Victor Russell (3); Clare Robbins (5); representatives of Financial Weekly, on articles for them by JEP (4); Henry West on security in the election campaign in Northern Ireland; Murdo MacLean [Private Secretary to the Government Chief Whip]; Jane Gow (2); Esme, Lady Rhyl, on the death of Lord Rhyl [earlier (Evelyn) Nigel Birch]; Richard Lankester, Registrar of Members' Interests; Sir Robin Day; [Christopher] Montague Woodhouse; Greville Janner; William Whitelaw [Home Secretary].

Other subjects include: church and monastic architecture; congratulations on various speeches by JEP; the Prayer Book Bill.

Also includes: copy of a speech by Richard Shepherd on his abstention from voting on spending proposals, December 1981; article on plumbing in the Palace of Westminster; article by Lord Wigg on the betting levy; evidence submitted by JEP to the Select Committee on Members' Salaries; receipts for articles by JEP for Financial Weekly; copies of correspondence between JEP and Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes], Government Chief Whip, in 1951; copy of Animals of the World United, by Richard Pennington; paper on Eric Voegelin.


  • Creation: 1979-12-14 - 1981-12-18

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.


2 file(s) (2 files (299 folios))

Language of Materials



Reverse chronological order.

Former / Other Reference

Personal 8: 1980-81

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date to 1981.

Finding aid date

2002-03-05 16:26:32+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