Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence C.

Reference code: CHUR 2/53

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Date: Dec 1946 - Dec 1947

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Correspondents include: [George] Peter Thorneycroft; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (8); Colonel Patrick Blair, Political Secretary [to Chairman of Unionist Party in Scotland] (2); Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); Sir Arthur Young, Scottish Unionist Whip (2); 11th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Sir Lawrence Lumley]; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin], Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party, on Conservative candidates (4); Sir Robert Cary of Conservative and Unionist Central Office (2); R A Butler; David Clarke [Joint Director] of the Conservative Research Department (4); Richard Casey, President, Liberal Party of Australia (2); Patrick Buchan Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Deputy Chief Whip] on the Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] independence bill; Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on the disclosure of budget secrets; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on Conservative economic policy; James Chuter-Ede [Home Secretary] on a search under defence regulations; Sir Robert Waley-Cohen on community centres and synagogues (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (7); William Brown; Barnett Cocks, Clerk to the Committee of Privileges; Robert Hudson; Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley]; 1st Lord Montgomery of Alamein; Enoch Powell; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos]; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; Laurence Pumphrey (Foreign Office) (3); Aubrey Halford [later Aubrey Halford-MacLeod, Principal Private Secretary to Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Geoffrey Crowther [Editor] of the Economist; Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford], and Elizabeth Gilliatt.

Other subjects include: the Caithness and Sutherland [Scotland] by-election; the Canadian Conservative Party; Conservative industrial policy and Australian industrial relations; a proposal for WSC to broadcast to Australia; WSC's presence on the Committee of Privileges and the William Brown case; WSC's health; the state of Britain under the Labour government; national service; Conservative Research Department finances; details of an alleged mission to Vichy France in 1941; Allied policy towards Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II.

Also includes copies of: various press cuttings including on Igor Gouzenko [Soviet defector]; text of broadcast by Casey; Hansard (20 November 1947); "The Master-Key to Peace" by Lionel Curtis.

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