Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence from Conservative Associations (including branches), constituencies, clubs and Young Conservatives, N-Z.

Reference code: CHUR 2/121A-B

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Date: Feb 1951 - Jan 1955

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Correspondents include: Sir Eric Errington, Chairman, Executive Committee, of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (2); 1st Lord Teviot [earlier Charles Kerr], Chairman, Liberal National Organisation, supporting WSC; various representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office particularly Richard Greville (25); representatives of the North Newcastle[-upon-Tyne] Conservative Association (5); 3rd Lord Ridley, Chairman of the New North Newcastle Conservative Association; Derek Walker-Smith [later Lord Broxbourne]; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Government Chief Whip]; Frank Glaves-Smith [Principal Private Secretary to President of the Board of Trade]; Patrick Blair, Political Secretary to Chairman of Unionist Party in Scotland (5); Robert Roseveare [Assistant Private Secretary to Minister of Fuel and Power]; Lancelot Joynson-Hicks [later 3rd Lord Brentford, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Fuel and Power] (2); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; James Stuart [Chairman of the Unionist Party in Scotland]; John Smyth; Charles Doughty (2); Reginald Northam, Principal of Swinton Conservative College (2); Patrick Maitland [later 17th Lord Lauderdale]; Charles Williams (2); Sir Anthony Nutting, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Elena, Lady Bennett (2). Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Sheila Minto, Donald Hay, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Chips Gemmell; Prime Minister's Private Secretaries John Colville, David Hunt, David Pitblado, Gwen Davies, Peter Oates, and Anthony Montague Browne; Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister].

Subjects covered by the file include: birthday and other greetings; requests for WSC to visit, speak, provide his signature, gifts, etc.; the split in the North Newcastle Association; naming buildings, etc. after WSC; the Annual Conference 1954; national issues such as MPs' salaries, the purchase of textiles, and national service; the proposed oil station at Faslane, Gare Loch, Dumbartonshire, Scotland; the Scottish Conference 1954.

Also includes: printed copy of correspondence between North Newcastle Association members; draft message from WSC for the party magazine, Onward; copies of Conservative Association and Young Conservatives' booklets, papers, etc.; various cuttings and invitations.

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