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Correspondence with and concerning Harold Macmillan, Jan 1948-Aug 1954

CCO 20/1/3

Correspondents include:-

  1. Chapman-Walker, Mark, Chief Publicity Officer, Conservative Central Office
  2. Churchill, Sir Winston, Party Leader
  3. Macmillan, Harold, Minister of Housing and Local Government (1951-1954)
  4. Piersenne, Sir Stephen, General Director, Conservative Central Office
  5. Rankin, CWB, Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor
  6. Seddon, JC, (Recipient), Lord Chancellor's Office
  7. Sidney, William, 6th Baron De L'Isle, Treasurer's Department, Conservative Central Office
  8. Woolton, Frederick James Marquis, 1st Earl of, Party Chairman (1946-1955)

Subjects include:-

  1. Restructuring of the Shadow Cabinet, 1945; 1948
  2. Nationalisation, 1949
  3. Convention that the Minister for Local Government abstains from direct intervention in local government elections, Feb 1952
  4. Appointment of Justices of the Peace in County Durham, Aug 1954


  1. Memorandum by Macmillan concerning the inadequacy of the Shadow Cabinet for policy-making, and urging the creation of a smaller 'managing committee', Jan1948
  2. Memorandum by Macmillan concerning possible election policy, [20pp], 18/01/1949
  3. Newspaper cuttings from the Daily Herald concerning Macmillan's admission during a speech at Newport that nationalisation of gas, water, and gas were 'suitable to national ownership and control', Mar 1949
  4. Memorandum from Macmillan to Lord Woolton concerning the Liberal vote, 02/03/1950 Memorandum by Macmillan entitled, 'Principles', [7pp], 29/06/1950


  • Creation: Jan 1948-Aug 1954


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Language of Materials

  • English

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CCO 20/1/3

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom