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

Reference code: CHUR 2/6

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Date: Nov 1945 - Dec 1946

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Correspondents include: Terence Garvey (Foreign Office) on the case of George Dace; Percy Cudlipp, editor, Daily Herald, and Patrick Donner (2) requesting WSC to write for them; Sir Orme Sargent [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] on Kenneth de Courcy; Sir Paul Booth on the "Dog and Duck" circle; Eric Gandar Dower on his constituency position (2); Robert Jenkins; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research Department] (4) on subjects including the Dutch East Indies [Indonesia] and Greece; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] (8) on subjects including the publication of the Yalta agreement on the Far East, food shortages, his role in the Conservative Party, and the Sudan; Sir Herbert Williams, Honorary Secretary of the Empire Economic Union; Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe, Chairman of the Conservative Party]; James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] (3); Sir Alexander Erskine-Hill; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (4); Pierre Flandin [former French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vichy Government] on allegations against him; John Strachey, Minister of Food [from May 1946]; Sir George Franckenstein (2) and Archduke Robert of Hapsburg [Austria] on the South Tyrol [Italy]; Elisha Friedman comparing the British and American parliamentary systems and on Zionism; Reginald Purbrick on a dinner for Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] (3); Lord Garnock [David Lindesay-Bethune, later 15th Lord Lindsay]; Sophocles Venizelos, President of the Greek Reconstruction Claims Committee; Robert Grimston; Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin, British Ambassador to the United States] (4) on subjects including WSC's speech at Fulton [United States] and the loss of a telegram from Stuart to WSC; Patrick Kinna (Foreign Office); James Henderson-Stewart; John Hope [later 1st Lord Glendevon]; Charles Howard, Sergeant at Arms, House of Commons, on tipping; Douglas Clifton Brown [later 1st Lord Ruffside], Speaker [of the House of Commons], on the House of Commons Library; Harold Wilson [later Lord Wilson of Rievaulx, Parliamentary Secretary to Ministry of Work] on WSC's House of Commons' room; Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee] (4); Attlee; Laurence Grafftey-Smith [HM Minister to Saudi Arabia]; Ibn Saud [King of Saudi Arabia]; Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] on his speech for the Iron and Steel debate; Luise Jodl pleading for the life of her husband General-Colonel Alfred Jodl; Edward Keeling on parliamentary questions; [Sir Arthur Young, Scottish Unionist Whip] on the Kilmarnock [Ayrshire, Scotland] by election; Francis Graham-Harrison [Private Secretary to Attlee]; Sir Alfred Knox; Sir Henry Lawrence (4); 1st Lord Teviot [earlier Charles Kerr], Chairman, Liberal National Organisation (3); Sir Ernest Graham-Little; John Wyndham [later 1st Lord Egremont]; Fred Longden. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from: secretaries Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow], Elizabeth Gilliatt, Kathleen Hill, and Lettice Marston [later Lettice Shillingford]; Honorary Secretary R H Allen; CSC; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Brendan Bracken, Sir Ben Smith [Minister of Food until May 1946], Ivo Geikie-Cobb, and Walter Elliot.

Other subjects include: Conservative Party matters, including selecting candidates for by elections, WSC speaking to the Executive Committee of the National Union, and criticism of a lack of concrete policies; relations with the Liberals and National Liberals; the political stance of the Economist; imperial trade; the Finance Bill; food rationing and consumption; the French elections; Glasgow University [Scotland] by election; agricultural matters; a Polish victory parade; the Hurlingham Club [London]; the gift of a car to Ibn Saud; Indian affairs; Palestine; paper rationing; voluntary hospitals; Latvian matters; the United States loan.

Also includes copies of: Scottish Unionist by election material; copy of printed Ethiopian [earlier Abyssinian] Government memoranda; cuttings; Austrian Foreign Office memorandum and article and speech by Franckenstein on the Tyrol; Conservative National Union papers; Greek Reconstruction statement; British All-Party Parliamentary Delegation report on Hungary; text of Lyttelton speech; details of Jewish MPs; King's speech; Graham-Little's 1945 election card.

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Physical: 1 file (323 loose folios)
Publication: Alternative format: Folio 246: Copyright holder (King Ibn Saud) has withheld permission for online publication. Available on microfilm at Churchill Archives Centre.
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