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Chairman's Office correspondence with Macmillan and his Private Office, Feb 1958-Feb 1959

CCO 20/8/3

Correspondents include:-

  1. d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Major General Sir Henry, MP for Walsall
  2. Bell, Sir Stanley, Chairman, Central Council, National Union and Chairman of the Party Conference (1958)
  3. Balfour, Harold, 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye
  4. Butler, RA, Home Secretary, (1957-1962)
  5. Duncan, Capt. Sir James, MP, Chairman of the Liberal Unionist Group
  6. Edwards, Sir Eric, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations (1957-1965)
  7. Fraser, Major Sir Hugh, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for War (1958-1960)
  8. Gooden, John H, Chairman, West Dorset Liberal Association
  9. Heath, Edward, Chief Whip (1955-1959)
  10. Hogg, Quintin, Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  11. Holland-Martin, CJ, MP
  12. Kaberry, Donald, Vice Chairman - Candidates (c.1956-1961)
  13. Langford-Holt, Sir John Anthony, MP
  14. Macmillan, Harold, Prime Minister (1957-1963)
  15. Manningham-Buller, Sir Reginald, Attorney General (1954-1962)
  16. Montgomery, Bernard, Field Marshal, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, Deputy Supreme Commander, Allied Powers Europe (1951-1958)
  17. Nabarro, Sir Gerald , MP
  18. Ormsby-Gore, David, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (1957-1961)
  19. Poole, Oliver, Deputy Party Chairman (1957-1959)
  20. Powell, Enoch, MP for Wolverhampton South West (1950-1974)
  21. Ward, George, Secretary of State for Air (1957-1960)
  22. Woods Smith, J., Huddersfield Conservative Association
  23. Wyndham, Sir John, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (1957-1963)
  24. Yates, William MP

Subjects include:-

  1. Adoption of a parliamentary candidate by Huddersfield Conservative Association, 1959
  2. Request for Macmillan to speak in Northampton, 1958
  3. Request for Field Marshal Montgomery to address the Parliamentary Press Gallery, 1958
  4. Availability of 16mm copies of the BBC's 'telerecording' of the State Opening of Parliament for schools, 1958
  5. Request for Macmillan to address the Association of Adopted Prospective Candidates at the Junior Carlton Club, 1958
  6. Invitation for Macmillan to visit the Austin Works in Birmingham, 1958
  7. Macmillan's tour of the Northern Area, Jan 1959
  8. Disappointing Gallup Poll published in The News Chronicle, 24/10/1958
  9. Conservative Research Department brief for Field Marshal Montgomery concerning military operations in Cyprus, 1958
  10. Field Marshal Montgomery's offer of help for the Conservative Party, 1958
  11. Chairmanship of the National Assistance Board, 1958
  12. Arrangements for Macmillan's tour of the West Midlands Area, Sep-Oct 1958
  13. Possible general election in the Autumn of 1958
  14. Appointment of the Lord Chief Justice in relation to the marginal seat of South Northants, 1958
  15. Request for a delegation of mayors from Bolton, Blackburn, Burnley, Todmorden and Oldham to visit Macmillan concerning the plight of the cotton industry in Lancashire, 1958
  16. Arrangements for Macmillan's tours of Gloucestershire & Wiltshire, Staffordshire & Warwickshire, North Kent, 1958
  17. Amplifying arrangements for Macmillan's speech at the Albert Hall, London, May 1958
  18. By-election results, 1958
  19. Support from the Conservatives from Max Beaverbrook's press group, 1958
  20. The Steel Industry's Anti-Nationalisation Campaign, 1958
  21. Request for the Prime Minister's support for the Liberal Unionist Group, 1958
  22. Experimental extension of the Party Conference by one day, 1958
  23. Public opinion survey in Rochdale since the by-election, 1958
  24. Complaint from West Dorset Liberal Association concerning Lord Hailsham's unfavourable references to the Liberals following the Rochdale by-election, 1958


  1. Transcript of speech entitled 'The Government We Need' prepared for unknown speaker, possibly Field Marshal Montgomery, 27/10/1958
  2. Draft transcript of Macmillan's speech at Bromley inaugurating the Party's recruitment drive, Sep 1958
  3. Analysis of public opinion in Rochdale before and after the by-election of 13/02/1958, ND
  4. Transcript of telegram from Macmillan to Lord Hailsham from Karachi congratulating him on his management of affairs during the Prime Minister's absence, referencing Bulganin, Fuchs [Sir Vivien, British Antarctic explorer] and Peter Thorneycroft's resignation, 12/01/1958


  • Creation: Feb 1958-Feb 1959


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CCO 20/8/3

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