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Birmingham 20 April 1968: telegrams and letters from personal friends and letters of special interest, 1968-04 - 1968-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 4/1/4

Scope and Contents

Correspondence following JEP's 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham [Warwickshire], with correspondents including: Unity Lister, Chairman of the Women’s National Advisory Committee, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Jasper More (2); David Winnick; Sir [John] Leonard Stone; Sir George Chaplin; George Currie; Guinevere Tilney (2); [Henry] Oscar Murton; Kenneth Young; [? Sir] John Mellor; Julian [? Amery]; Roger Moate; Henry Kerby; [Arthur] John Page; 3rd Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington]; [? Charles] Ian Orr-Ewing [Vice-Chairman, Defence Committee], thanking JEP for his work as Shadow Secretary of State for Defence; Kenneth Lewis; Patrick Maitland [later 17th Lord Lauderdale]; William Abraham; Henry Price; John Bradfield; Colin Baillieu (2); Thomas Galbraith; John Cordle; Sir Stephen McAdden; Michael Strachan; Harold Gurden; John Jewkes; Sir Peter Agnew; [William] John Biffen; Patrick Wolrige-Gordon (2); Terence Clarke; 7th Lord Warwick [earlier Lord Brooke]; Jasper Rootham; Victor Goodhew (2); Professor Sir Douglas Savory on a prophecy by Sir Winston Churchill that JEP would be Prime Minister; Eric Walker; Ralph Harris; Robert Woods, Dean of Windsor; Maurice Petherick; Patrick Wall; Rear-Admiral Morgan Morgan-Giles [Vice-Chairman, Conservative Defence Committee]; [Joan] Jill Knight; Sir Archibald James; 14th Lord Napier (and 6th Lord Ettrick); Baroness Emmet of Amberley; Claude Lancaster; Sir John Rodgers; [?] 2nd Lord Jellicoe [earlier Lord Brocas]; Sir Henry d'Avigdor-Goldsmid; Mark Woodnutt; Gwyneth, Lady Woolley; 4th Lord Normanby [earlier Lord Mulgrave]; Robert Jenkins; Eldon Griffiths; Charles Douglas-Home [Defence Correspondent for the Times].

Also includes: extract from a speech by Michael Alison on JEP's speech and his own position on immigration.


  • Creation: 1968-04 - 1968-07

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)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

See also press cuttings at POLL 12/3 and further material on "Rivers of Blood" at GBR/0014/POLL AS.

Related Materials

The vast majority of letters received by JEP from the general public after the 'Rivers of Blood' speech are held at Staffordshire Record Office.

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from April to May 1968.

Finding aid date

2002-08-28 16:54:09+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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