Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence with Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [earlier Violet Asquith, and Violet, Lady Bonham-Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury].

Reference code: CHUR 2/111

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Date: Jan 1950 - Oct 1951


Other correspondents include: Sir Maurice Bonham-Carter; Colonel James Whitehead (2); Colonel Sir Gilbert Tanner, President, Colne Valley [Yorkshire] Conservative Association; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Brendan Bracken. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Chips Gemmell, Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].

Subjects include: WSC's offer of an election broadcast to Bonham-Carter; Liberal Party affairs, including Liberal-Conservative co-operation; co-ordinating opposition to the government over iron and steel policy; Conservative support for Bonham-Carter at Colne Valley for the 1951 election.

Also includes: various press cuttings and a copy of the Manchester Guardian; texts of speeches by Bonham-Carter (1 May and 12 June 1951) on various aspects of domestic and international affairs and WSC; details of relations with Liberals over particular seats.




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