Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C.

Reference code: CHUR 2/113A-B

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Date: Jun 1950 - Oct 1951

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Correspondents include: Sir Richard Acland on the "Churchill Arch" in the House of Commons; Commander Peter Agnew withdrawing his candidacy at Ormskirk [Lancashire]; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); representatives of the Conservative Research Department including [Richard] Michael Fraser [later Lord Fraser of Kilmorack] (4); Garry Allighan on his expulsion from the House of Commons; Cuthbert Alport; Leo Amery on Persian [Iranian] oil; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (4); various other representatives of Conservative Central Office including George Christ (9); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (3) including (1) on atomic energy and (1) on his desire not to return to politics; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] (2); 12th Lord Belhaven [and Stenton, earlier Robert Hamilton] (2) and James Stuart on Conservative Scottish policy; William Reynolds, editor of the Birmingham Post, on a message by WSC for Birmingham voters (2); Raymond Blackburn on his support for WSC; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on Blackburn; Robert Boothby on receiving "The Hinge of Fate" (volume 4 of WSC's "Second World War"); Alfred Bossom; United States Congressman Frank Boykin on the Korean War; Major-General Sir Richard Howard-Vyse, Chairman of the British Legion, on war disability pensions; Basil Brooke [later 1st Lord Brookeborough, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland]; Ernest Brown on visiting Baptists abroad; William Brown; Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (5); Frederick Burden; R A Butler (4); High Commissioner for Canada L Dana Wilgress; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on Capel House, Enfield [Middlesex], and the civil list (3); 1st Lord Sandford [earlier Albert Edmondson, Chairman] of the Carlton Club inviting WSC to a dinner; Barbara Castle denying attributing a quote to WSC; James Chuter-Ede [Home Secretary] (2); Ralph Clarke; Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] on the House of Commons members' fund; Nigel Colman on relinquishing Chairmanship of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on the European League for Economic Co-operation Commonwealth Conference; John Lockhart, Secretary of the United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Squadron Leader lbert Cooper on aerial photographic reconnaissance; Kenneth de Courcy on Anglo-American relations; Captain Harry Crookshank (2); Major Frederick Cundiff; 7th Lord Stanhope on the Cutty Sark (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries (some from Conservative Central Office) Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Donald Hay, Chips Gemmell, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Vanda Salmon, and Richard Greville.

Other subjects include: coal mining; Scotland's role in the UK; Conservative Party matters, including producing a policy statement, committees, and Conservative clubs; marketing petroleum; income tax matters; House of Commons gifts to Australia and New Zealand; 1st Lord Beaverbrook's [earlier Sir Max Aitken] political stance; the death of Ernest Bevin; matters concerning the 1951 election campaign; roads and national defence; a visit by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce; the cigar industry; requests for WSC to autograph photographs; university constituencies; WSC's speech on iron and steel nationalisation (7 February); the removal of the Stone of Scone [Perthshire, Scotland]; emigration to the Dominions.

Also includes copies of: statements by Attlee on the assassination of King of Jordan [earlier Transjordan] Abdullah [ibn Hussein], China and the civil list; reprints and cuttings including articles by individuals such as Aneurin Bevan on Yugoslavia; House of Lords and Commons Hansards and orders of the day; order of service for Bevin; British Roads Federation pamphlet; letter from WSC to the electors; list of Conservative speakers' engagements in June 1951; draft of a bill to amend the civil list; Constitutional Club Annual Report; "Intelligence Digest" pamphlet (edited by de Courcy).

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Physical: 2 files (378 loose folios)
Publication: Alternative format: Folios 106 and 114: Copyright holder (Trinity Mirror for Birmingham Post) has withheld permission for online publication. Available on microfilm at Churchill Archives Centre.
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