Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Richard Lankester, Registrar of Members' Interests (2); Douglas Kennedy (6); Mollie, Lady Butler of Saffron Walden (5); Lord Cranborne; Ian Gow [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister] (4); [William] John Biffen, Lord President of the Council, on the Homosexual Offences (Northern Ireland) Order (4); John Silkin [Shadow Leader of the House of Commons] on the Homosexual Offences Order; Peter Clarke [former Private Secretary to JEP]; Lord Plowden, Chairman of the Top Salaries Review Body (2); Professor [Emyr] Estyn Evans, Institute of Irish Studies; Michael Parkinson, on publishing his interview with JEP; James Molyneaux [Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party] (3); Admiral of the Fleet Lord Hill-Norton, President of the British Maritime League; Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith; Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister, on setting up a Committee of Privy Counsellors to review policy on the Falkland Islands in the period leading up to the Falklands War (2); Cyril Northcote Parkinson (2); Maurice Petherick; 6th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne]; Baroness Airey of Abingdon; Sir Peter Mills; representatives of Carlisle Cathedral Appeal (3); Clifford Boulton, Principal Clerk, Table Office; [Bruce] Bernard Weatherill, Chairman of Ways and Means, on subjects including the Canada Bill (7); George Cunningham (2); Dr B F Harris, Associate Professor of History, Macquarie University, Sydney [Australia] (3); Harold Gurden, on subjects including the chances of JEP working more closely with Margaret Thatcher; 7th Lord Warwick [earlier Lord Brooke] (3); Sir Nigel Fisher on JEP's review of his biography of Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Kenneth Skelton, Bishop of Lichfield (2); Lord Romsey; Richard Shepherd; [Elizabeth] Audrey, Lady Bell; Sir Jasper More; Matthew Parris; [Thomas] George Thomas [later 1st Lord Tonypandy], Speaker of the House of Commons (2); John Browne; Sir William Clark; Julian Amery; Dame Ann Springman; Trevor Beeson, Canon of Westminster; David Holmes [Chief Assistant to the Director-General of the BBC] on JEP's allegation that the BBC disrupted his meetings during the 1970 General Election; Anthony Holden, Features Editor of the Times; Lord Simon of Glaisdale of the revenue of nationalised industries (2); Harry Greenway; Reverend [William] Martin Smyth, thanking JEP for help in his election campaign for South Belfast [Northern Ireland]; Adam Butler; Andre Deutsch [Chairman and Managing Director, Andre Deutsch Limited]; John Baker, Speaker's Chaplain, on his dealings with Irish Republicans (2); Bryan Gould; Sir George Clark [President of the Ulster Unionist Council]; Lieutenant-Colonel John Greenwood, Honorary Treasurer of the Indian Divisions' Memorial Fund; Peter Rees; [?] Sir Victor Goodhew; Dr J W Burton, Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Conflict, on his visit to Northern Ireland for the Northern Ireland Community Relations Commission (3); Michael Alison; Lieutenant-General Sir [Alexander] James Wilson, Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (2).
Other subjects include: abuse of JEP from official Ulster Unionist candidates; the Falkland Islands; congratulations on peerages; JEP's search for a dictionary of Biblical Hebrew; literary requests and enquiries; JEP's memorial address for Sir Ronald Bell, and tributes to Lord Butler of Saffron Walden; charitable appeals; congratulations on speeches by JEP; an argument between JEP and [James] Harold McCusker [Ulster Unionist MP for Armagh].
Also includes: copy of a letter from JEP to Ted Curtis, May 1940, on his promotion to officer rank; article by Cyril Northcote Parkinson on the Falklands and colonial policy; copy of speech by JEP on the history of the Irish troubles, Cockermouth, Cumbria, January 1980; article by John Baker on Northern Ireland.