Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence from and about Conservative Associations (including branches) and constituencies.

Reference code: CHUR 2/104

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Date: Jan 1950 - Oct 1951


Correspondents include: Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (8); various other representatives of Conservative Central Office including George Christ (8); George Odey; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (2); Rolf Dudley-Williams; Colonel Godfrey Llewellyn, Chairman of the Wales and Monmouthshire [Conservative and Unionist Council]; Sir Philip Manson-Bahr; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (22); Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; John Arbuthnot; Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip]; Nigel Davies; Brigadier-General William Croft (2); Henry Brooke [later Lord Brooke of Cumnor]; [Frances] Joan, Lady Davidson (3); Sir [William] Patrick Spens; Gerald Nabarro; Martin Lindsay; Alfred Shennan (2); Sir William Darling; Marjorie Maxse [Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party] (2); David Waddington, President of Oxford University Conservative Society; Robert Mathew; John Rodgers; Major John Astor; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton] (2); William Fletcher-Vane [later 1st Lord Inglewood]; Robert Grimston. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and Penelope Wall; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Gwilym Lloyd George [later 1st Lord Tenby].

Associations, branches or constituencies covered include: Anerley, Beckenham [Kent]; Anglesey [Wales]; Armagh [Ulster, Ireland]; Battersea [London]; Bellahouston and Ibrox, Tradeston [Glasgow, Scotland]; South Belfast [Antrim, Ulster]; Beverley [Yorkshire]; Bilston [Gloucestershire]; Bolton [Lancashire]; Bracknell [Berkshire]; Brierley Hill [Staffordshire]; Brightlingsea [Essex]; Carnarvon [Wales]; Caerphilly [Glamorgan, Wales]; Cardigan [Wales]; Chelmsford [Essex]; Chichester [Sussex]; Crockham Hill [Kent]; Croydon [Surrey]; Darwen [Lancashire]; West Derby; North Dorset; Dover [Kent]; Droylesdon [Lancashire]; Dumfriesshire; Easington [Durham]; Eastbourne, Darlington [Durham]; Eastville, Bristol; Edmonton; Epping [Essex]; Falmouth [Cornwall]; Gateshead West [Durham]; Gorton [?Lancashire]; Grantham [Lincolnshire]; Halifax [Yorkshire]; Hampstead [London]; Haverfordwest [Pembrokeshire, Wales]; Hemel Hempstead [Hertfordshire]; Ilkeston [Derbyshire]; South Kensington [London]; Keynsham [Somerset]; Kidderminster [Worcestershire]; North Lanark [Scotland]; Liverpool; Lydney [Gloucestershire]; Middlesborough [Yorkshire]; Midlothian and Peebles; Montgomery [Wales]; Moss Side [Manchester]; North and West Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Nottingham; Oxford; Pudsey [Yorkshire]; Rochester and Chatham [Kent]; Sevenoaks [Kent]; Shipley [Yorkshire]; Southend-on-Sea [Essex]; East Surrey; Sutton, Plymouth [Devon]; Taunton [Somerset]; Wallasey [Cheshire]; West Walthamstow [Essex]; Wednesfield [Staffordshire]; Westmorland; Weston-super-Mare [Somerset]; West Wiltshire; Westbury [Wiltshire]; Wythenshawe [Cheshire].

Subjects covered by the file include: requests for WSC to visit, send personal messages, or provide his signature; congratulations and birthday greetings for WSC; boundary changes; matters concerning the 1950 and 1951 election campaigns including selecting candidates; Conservative-Liberal relations at a local level; the activities of Young Conservatives.

Also includes: cuttings; election leaflets; unsigned note by ?James Stuart; invitation to a Festival of Britain Empire Party; "Golden Key to Victory" emblem; WSC's itinerary for a visit to Taunton.




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