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

Reference code: CHUR 2/54A-B

Part of: CHUR 2
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Date: Jun 1946 - Dec 1947

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Correspondents include: Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the Prime Minister's salary (2); Nigel Davies on WSC's support for his candidacy at Epping [Essex]; Kenneth de Courcy; Rupert de la Bere on ex-service civil servants; Lord Pakenham [later 7th Lord Longford] (2); representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office, including Mark Chapman-Walker and Sir Robert Cary (7); Irving Dix (United States Representative) on US political and economic affairs; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (3); R A Butler (6); Lewis Douglas [United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom] (3); Harold Sebag-Montefiore; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on Admiral Jean de Laborde; Leo Amery; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (2); Beverley Baxter and Sean O'Casey on IRA prisoners; Prime Minister Clement Attlee on Princess Elizabeth's [later Queen Elizabeth II] marriage; 1st Lord Winster [earlier Reginald Fletcher] on Cyprus; Sir Alan Herbert; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on world food matters; Kathleen Kentish, personal secretary to Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] (4); Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on opinion polls; David Gammans, Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton], and "Dickie" [Lord Mountbatten of Burma, last Viceroy of India] on India and Burma; Ernest Gates on tours of the Palace of Westminster; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Wise; Leslie Hale; A L Bryden [solicitor] (6); Maxwell Fyfe; Kenneth Thompson [Principal] (Colonial Office) (2); Christopher Shawcross; Patrick Kinna and Laurence Pumphrey (Foreign Office); Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (4); Count Dino Grandi; Sir Arnold Gridley; Sir James Grigg (3); H A Gwynne; Reginald Maudling; Antony Head; Derick Heathcote-Amory; Sir Alfred Herbert; Quintin Hogg [later Lord Hailsham of Marylebone]; Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] on honours; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department]; Sir Herbert Ingram. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Elizabeth Gilliatt, and Christine Taylor; Christopher Soames.

Other subjects include: matters concerning the British zone of occupation in Germany; dockyard apprentices; economic affairs both domestically and internationally, including the dollar crisis, imperial preference, and New Zealand assisting the British economy; Conservative Party affairs, including Eric Gandar Dower's position; electoral statistics; Scottish parliamentary business; African nationhood; the Cinematograph Films Bill; entertainments duty; the visit of a French parliamentary delegation; the Gold Coast [later Ghana] ritual murder trial; Grandi's role in Italian affairs during World War II; keeping a collection of John Bunyan's works in the United Kingdom; Greek affairs; the industrial situation, including coal shortages.

Also includes copies of: district council election summary; Gandar Dower's election address; memorandum by the Empire Industries Association; notes of a speech by Eden (19 June 1947) on Soviet influence in southern, eastern and central Europe and the Marshall Plan; Select Committee on the Civil List papers; report entitled "Moral Re-armament in Europe" by Senator Styles Bridges; papers of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association; other film related material, including the text of an address by Sir Stafford Cripps; address of welcome by Charles Gladstone; papers on the Gold Coast case; anti-Labour poems; New Zealand scheme proposals; HMSO flyer for documents on British foreign policy 1919-39; various press cuttings; galley proofs of "The Industrial Charter" (statement of Conservative industrial policy); text of speech by Sir Robert Renwick.

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