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Prime Minister's correspondence, 1975-1978

MS. Callaghan 323
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  1. Correspondence on subjects including Callaghan's appointment as Prime Minister, Jimmy Carter's appointment as President of the USA, the European Commission, Prime Ministerial broadcast on the Internatioanl Monetary Fund, and Reg Prentice's resignation from the government. Correspondents include Jane Ewart-Biggs, Peter [Jay], Goronwy [Roberts], Lord Hailsham [Quintin Hogg], Geoffrey Rippon, Jeremy Thorpe, William Whitelaw, Barbara [Castle], George Strauss, Jack Ashley, Prince Charles (CLOSED), Selwyn [Lloyd], Basil Hume, Harold [Wilson], Geoffrey Goodman, Andrew Humphrey, Prince Philip (CLOSED), Benjamin Britten, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Joe Haines, George Thomson, Anne Armstrong, Tony Benn, Jomo Kenyatta, Bernard Donoughue, Martin Charteris (CLOSED) and Reg Prentice, among others. Also includes antipanegyric preached at the Requiem, for Tom Briberg, transcript of broadcast on the International Monetary fund, transcript of speech given at the Magna Carta ceremony, copy of extract from The American Legal System by Lewis Mayers, transcript of speech given by Enoch Powell to the City of London Young Conservatives. 1976
  2. Correspondence and record of telephone conversation between Callaghan and Jimmy Carter, and correspondence, including with Clarissa Avon [Eden], Yehudi Menuhin, Gerald [Ellison], Graham Sutherland, Oscar Murton, Joop den Uyl, Pierre [Trudeau], Antony Acland, Helmut Schmidt, Indira Gandhi, Roland Gibbs and Tom McNally, among others. Also includes photographs of Callaghan, menu of a dinner at Marienbourg, notes for a speech given at a dinner [at the White House], record of a conversation between Callaghan and Lawrence Daly, notes regarding an interview given to the Daily Mirror, notes regarding Gallup polls, transcript of Conservative Party Political Broadcast given by Ronald Miller, and Political Office Accounts. 1977-1978
  3. Minute to Home Secretary [Roy Jenkins] from Harold Wilson, notes and articles on the Cabinet, and correspondence with Tom Urwin, John Hunt and Helmut Schmidt, aamong others. Also includes copy of Europa containibng article on Callaghan's views on Europe, declaration of Callaghan's being awarded order of the Republic of Egypt, first class, menu for a House of Commons dinner, British Government manumission certificate, and programme of an official visit to Saudi Arabia. 1975-1977


  • Creation: 1975-1978


1 box (3 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish; Castilian
  • German
  • Arabic

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Some material is closed.


MS. Callaghan 323

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom