Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence D - G.

Reference code: CHUR 2/128A-B

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Date: 29 Sep 1951 - 19 Oct 1957

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Correspondents include: Guy Schofield [Editor], Daily Mail (2); Joaquim Paco D'Arcos, Portuguese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on his lecture on WSC; John Dodge; Burnaby Drayson, on the effect on Europe had WSC stayed as Prime Minister after 1945 (2); Clement Attlee [Leader of the Labour Party, and Prime Minister] (2); Sir Thomas Dugdale [later 1st Lord Crathorne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] on the effect of the Rating and Valuation Bill on racecourses, and the National Farmers' Union dinner (3); Sir David Eccles; "Fred" [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] on WSC's message to candidates in the General Election, and the timing of the 1955 General Election (6); Sir Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister] on subjects including Purchase Tax, a film on the Government, the Queen's Speech and plans for the Government in the following year, Simonstown Naval Base [South Africa] and defence agreements with South Africa, inflation and talks with [Dwight Eisenhower], President of the United States (8); Philip de Zulueta [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden]; Lewis Lyne [Chairman, Executive Committee], United Nations Association; John Eden on the Winston Churchill Fund; John Hare [later 1st Lord Blakenham], Vice-Chairman, Conservative Party, on the selection of Edith Pitt as candidate for Edgbaston [Birmingham] (2); R A Butler [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on the timing of the General Election, and the economic outlook; Katharine Elliot [later Lady Elliot of Harwood], Chairman, Women's National Advisory Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Walter Elliot (2); Sir Eric Errington, Chairman, Executive Committee, National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (3); Patrick Maitland [later 17th Lord Lauderdale], Chairman, Expanding Commonwealth Group; Geoffrey Drewe [Assistant to Honorary Treasurers, Conservative and Unionist Party] on WSC's expenses; Kenneth Jamieson, Foreign Office; Joshua Knowles, General Secretary, National Farmers' Union, inviting WSC to their Annual Dinner (5); Charles Mott-Radclyffe, on the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute; Sir Leonard Ropner, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Films Association; Sir Walter Fletcher; Michael Foot [Editor], Tribune, asking WSC to review a biography of 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Sir Stephen Pierssene, General Director, Conservative and Unionist Central Office; Reverend Henry Wigley, General Secretary, Free Church Federal Council, on the Education Act; Charles Gladstone (2); William Griffiths.

Other subjects include: General Election broadcasts; WSC's General Election travelling and accommodation expenses; the Greek Labour Confederation.

Also includes: notes and copies of correspondence by John Colville, Anthony Montague Browne, David Pitblado, David Hunt and Christopher Soames, WSC's Private Secretaries; WSC's General Election message to the Daily Mail; notes by [?] Clement Davies on the situation between Israel and Egypt; the manifesto of the World Association of Parliamentarians for World Government; WSC's message to local electorates; an annotated draft of a General Election broadcast (1951) by Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary]; statement by the Prime Minister [Eden] on Anglo-United States Civil and Military Agreements on Atomic Energy, including copies of the agreements; statements by the Prime Minister [Eden] on Anglo-South African defence and the Simonstown Naval Base [South Africa]; printed exchanges of letters between Britain and South Africa on defence; a statement by the Prime Minister [Eden] on Malta; notes on the timing of the General Election, 1954 - 1955, and on former elections, by Sir Stephen Pierssene [General Director, Conservative Central Office] press cuttings on the candidatures of Edith Pitt and Douglas Glover for Edgbaston [Birmingham]; notes by Sir James Turner, [later 1st Lord Netherthorpe] President, National Farmers' Union, on the need to preserve good relations with the Union; pamphlets on meat production; typescript of an article by Sir Walter Fletcher on the aftermath of the Suez Crisis [Egypt].

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