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MT's correspondence with Conservative candidates and peers during the 1979 General Election campaign, "Bennett"-"Howell", (mainly) March- April 1979, 1979-03 - 1979-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 2/7/1/40

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Bettie Harvie Anderson; Sir Frederic Bennett; Adam Butler; Edward du Cann, enclosing photograph of the Officers and Executive of the 1922 Committee, 5 April 1979; Lord (Robert) Carr of Hadley; 6th Lord (Peter) Carrington, with copy of Carrington's speech notes for MT on foreign affairs; Lord Chelwood; John Cope, with note on aerospace denationalisation; Michael Colvin; Patrick Cormack, "David"?; John Biggs-Davison; Geoffrey Finsberg, enclosing, "A policy for London", April 1979; Norman Fowler; and Hugh Fraser
Also includes correspondence with Sir Ian Gilmour; Joseph Godber; Philip Goodhart, with a note of a meeting in Airey Neave's office (MT did not attend), 19 March 1979; Eldon Griffiths; Dr Keith Hampson; Sir Harwood Harrison; Stephen Hastings; Michael Havers, with a report of his visit to Namibia, December 1978, and a letter to Havers from Francis Pym MP, enclosing a precis of a JIC assessment relating to the security situation in Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe], March 1979; copy of speech given by Michael Heseltine at his adoption meeting, April 1979; copies of statements at press conferences by Sir Geoffrey Howe, April 1979; and draft notes for MT's "Cardiff speech" (probably 16 April 1979) by David Howell- see also THCR 5/1/2264-265


  • Creation: 1979-03 - 1979-04


Conditions Governing Access

Opened in January 2010 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.


1 bundle(s) (1 bundle in folder)

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Finding aid date

2008-03-05 08:02:30+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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