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Correspondence, Feb 1937-Jan 1967

CCO 500/65/1

  • Request


  1. CCO 500/65/1/1 - Index of correspondence and papers, n.d;
  2. CCO 500/65/1/2 - Correspondence of Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Edward Du Cann, and Harold Wilson, Nov 1964-Jan 1967;
  3. CCO 500/65/1/3 - Correspondence (fols. 1-68), mostly concerning potential Conservative candidates for Parliament, Feb 1937-Jan 1951;
  4. CCO 500/65/1/4 - Correspondence (fols. 69-136), Feb 1938-Nov 1963.

Correspondents include:

  1. Amery, Leo, MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook;
  2. Assheton, Ralph, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  3. Butler, Rab, Chairman of the Conservative Research Department;
  4. Churchill, Sir Winston, Leader of the Conservative Party;
  5. Douglas-Home, Sir Alec, Leader of the Conservative Party;
  6. Du Cann, Sir Edward, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  7. Dugdale, Thomas, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  8. Eden, Anthony, Leader of the House of Commons and Foreign Secretary;
  9. Fraser, Michael, Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  10. Hacking, Sir Douglas, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  11. Heath, Edward, Leader of the Conservative Party;
  12. Hoare, Sir Samuel, Lord Privy Seal;
  13. Holyoake, Sir Keith, Prime Minister of New Zealand;
  14. Hylton-Foster, Sir Harry, Speaker of the House of Commons;
  15. Macleod, Iain, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer;
  16. Marples, Ernest, Member of Parliament for Wallasey and Minister of Transport;
  17. Maudling, Reginald, Shadow Foreign Secretary;
  18. Maxse, Marjorie, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  19. 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Member of the House of Lords;
  20. Soames, Christopher, Shadow Foreign Secretary;
  21. Wilson, Harold, Prime Minister;
  22. Lord Windlesham, Vice Chairman (Candidates);
  23. Woolton, Lord Frederick, Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Subjects include:

  1. Sir Alec Douglas-Home's public image;
  2. An Iron and Steel Bill;
  3. Ernest Maples' inability to attend the 1965 Conservative Party Conference to give a speech on technology;
  4. Public opinion poll on Rhodesia;
  5. A proposed study looking at the pros and cons of joining of the European Economic Community (EEC);
  6. Prospective Conservative candidates for Parliament;
  7. Nationalisation (including of steel);
  8. Educational Reform White Paper, impact on Catholic schools of, 1943;
  9. Discussion (including Winston Churchill) about creating 'The Union Party', an alliance with various 'Unionists' against socialism.


  1. Message from Ernest Maples MP to the Conservative Party Conference, 1965, concerning Conservative policy on technology [CCO 500/65/1/2];
  2. Statement by Harold Wilson on the arrangement to put a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey for Winston Churchill [CCO 500/65/1/2].


  • Creation: Feb 1937-Jan 1967


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


CCO 500/65/1

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom