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

Reference code: CHUR 2/13

Part of: CHUR 2
Next record: CHUR 2/14A-B
Previous record: CHUR 2/12

Date: Oct 1946 - Nov 1949


Correspondents include: 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis], Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office (2); Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd; John Baker-White (2); Marjorie Maxse and James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin] (5), Vice-Chairmen of Conservative and Unionist Party; C H Wethered, Agent and Secretary, Dover [Kent] Division Association (5); Sir George Harvie Watt; Captain Horace Rew, Chairman, Eastbourne [Sussex] Conservative Association, complaining about the seating allocation for the National Party Rally 1947 at Brighton [Sussex]; Cyril Lycett; Gerald Williams; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Geoffrey Hutchinson [later Lord Ilford] on CSC opening a fete; Charles Thompson [former Personal Assistant to WSC]; 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence], Chairman, Association of Conservative Clubs Limited (2); Alfred Bossom; Gerald Nabarro; Ana Astor [wife of Major John Astor]; Guy Lloyd; Sir Arthur Young [Scottish Unionist Whip] (2); Winifred Ponsonby [wife of Charles Ponsonby]; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney, later 1st Lord De L'Isle] (3); Sir Robert Cohen; various other representatives of Conservative Central Office including Sir Robert Cary (7).

Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Grace Hamblin, Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and M Whyte.

Subjects covered by the file include: motions from local associations on matters including uniting the anti-socialist vote, changing the party name, and industrial policy; requests for WSC to visit, provide his signature, etc.; an alleged lack of enthusiasm within Cambridge University Association; appreciation of Sir Peter MacDonald; WSC joining the South Kensington [London] Association.

Also includes: copies of Conservative Association brochures, programmes, flyers, etc.; cutting on MacDonald; copy of "Functions and Rules of the National Union"; hand-drawn picture of WSC.




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Physical: 1 file (270 loose folios)
Publication: Alternative format: Folios 229, 232 and 234: Copyright holder (De L'Isle) has withheld permission for online publication. Available on microfilm at Churchill Archives Centre.
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