Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence N-R (most material dates from 1951).

Reference code: CHUR 2/116

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Date: Oct 1946 - Nov 1951

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Correspondents include: Norman Hulbert on the National Defence Public Interest Committee; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (2); 1st Lord Layton on WSC writing an article for the News Chronicle on the Cold War; Arthur Waters, Editor, News of the World (3); Harmar Harmar-Nicholls; Allan Noble on a painting of Ernest Bevin; Sir George Paish on co-operation with the Liberals (2); John Lockhart, Secretary of United Kingdom Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; Home Secretary James Chuter-Ede (3); Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] on the Privy Council and cheese rations (2); George Isaacs [Minister of Pensions]; Kenneth Pickthorn (2); James Pitman on a gong stand for the Constitutional Association of New South Wales, Australia (4); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (6); David Pitblado [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee]; George Reakes; Sir Arnold Gridley [Chairman 1922 Committee]; R A Butler; Sir Frederic Metcalfe [Clerk of the House of Commons] on resigning ministers; Juliet, Lady Rhys Williams, on tax reform (5); Antony Head on tanks; United States Senator William Robertson on Joseph McCarthy and General George Marshall [Secretary of Defence of the United States]; Sir David Robertson on George Buchanan, Chairman of the National Assistance Board. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Vanda Salmon, Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], and Chips Gemmell.

Other subjects include: Conservative Party matters; matters concerning the 1951 election including issues such as housing; Northern and Southern Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe]; parliamentary procedure involving "prayers"; the balance of world military power; requests for WSC's signature; an incident in which WSC's car knocked down a girl; a remark by WSC on Italians; visits by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and by a Saudi Arabian royal party to WSC; the rebuilding of the House of Commons; a poll by the Recorder on WSC's future; friendly societies.

Also includes: proof of an article by WSC for the News of the World; pensions material; various cuttings and a copy of the Recorder; copy of Post Office and Telegraph (Money) Bill; extracts and notes on parliamentary procedure including extracts from speeches by Herbert Morrison [Lord President of the Council] and Captain Harry Crookshank (both November 1947), comments by Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] and Peter Goldman; press notices by WSC on subjects including Soviet troop numbers in Europe from 1946; copy of the King's speech on the prorogation of parliament; flyer for "How not to be a socialist" by William Rayne; "How to win an election" pamphlet; various memoranda by Rhys Williams; extract from the Congressional Record of a speech by Robertson.

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