Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence with Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos].

Reference code: CHUR 2/51

Part of: CHUR 2
Next record: CHUR 2/52A-B
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Date: Oct 1946 - Oct 1951

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Other correspondents include: Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to Clement Attlee, Prime Minister]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow] and Chips Gemmell; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Chairman of the Conservative [and Unionist] Party [1st Lord Woolton, earlier Frederick Marquis].

Subjects include: Caesar's Gallic campaign; the proposed production of a "People's Car"; a grant to the National Association of Boys' Clubs; the quality of coal; tax matters; the Labour Party's attitude to communism; the bulk buying of products; cotton manufacture; steel nationalisation; C S Forester's "Hornblower" books; Lyttelton's health; WSC's "The Hinge of Fate" [volume IV of "The Second World War"] and the campaign in north Africa; national savings; film finance; central African affairs.

Also includes: cutting from the Sunday Chronicle including an article by [Edward] Francis Williams [later Lord Francis-Williams]; notes of an informal meeting on the economic situation involving Lyttelton; paper issued by the British Workers' Information Bureau; Conservative Party policy statement for the 1950 local government elections; copy of Punch; text of budget broadcast by Lyttelton.

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