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Correspondence, Nov 1937-Dec 1964

CCO 500/65/2

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  1. CCO 500/65/2/1 - Correspondence (fols. 137-207), Nov 1937-Jun 1964;
  2. CCO 500/65/2/2 - Correspondence (fols. 208-275), Feb 1941-Aug 1962;
  3. CCO 500/65/2/3 - Correspondence (fols. 276-350), Feb 1938-Dec 1964;
  4. CCO 500/65/2/4 - Correspondence and papers (fols. 351-451), Feb 1938-Nov 1959.

Correspondents include:

  1. Assheton, Ralph, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  2. Butler, Rab, Chairman of the Conservative Research Department;
  3. Chapman-Walker, Mark, Chief Publicity Officer;
  4. Douglas-Home, Sir Alec, Prime Minister;
  5. Dugdale, Thomas, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  6. Eden, Anthony, Leader of the House of Commons and Foreign Secretary;
  7. Gretton, Lord John, MP for Burton;
  8. Hacking, Sir Douglas, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  9. Hare, John (Lord Blakenham), Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  10. Hogg, Quintin (2nd Viscount Hailsham), Lord President of the Council;
  11. Macleod, Iain, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer;
  12. Macmillan, Harold, Prime Minister;
  13. Marples, Ernest, Member of Parliament for Wallasey and Minister of Transport;
  14. Morrison, William, Minister of Food;
  15. Maxse, Marjorie, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  16. Mitchell, Sir Harold, Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  17. Nabarro, Gerald, MP for Kidderminster;
  18. O'Neill, Terence, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland;
  19. Osborne, Cyril, MP for Louth;
  20. Pierssené, Sir Stephen, General Director of the Conservative Central Office;
  21. Poole, Oliver, Chairman of the Conservative Party;
  22. Profumo, John, Secretary of State for War;
  23. 5th Marquess of Salisbury, Leader of the House of Lords;
  24. Schofield, Guy, Director of Publicity for the Conservative Party;
  25. Simon, John, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain;
  26. Stanley, Oliver, Secretary of State for War and Secretary of State for the Colonies;
  27. Stuart, James, Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury;
  28. Thomas, James (Lord Cilcennin), MP for Hereford and First Lord of the Admiralty;
  29. Topping, Sir Robert, General Director of the Conservative Party;
  30. Lord Windlesham, Vice Chairman (Candidates);
  31. Woolton, Lord Frederick, Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Subjects include:

  1. Prospective Conservative candidates for Parliament;
  2. Young Conservatives;
  3. Conservative policy throughout the 1930s-1960s, including during the Second World War;
  4. Anthony Eden's decision about which constituency to run in (Warwick and Leamington or Stratford), 1948
  5. The Convention on the Political Rights of Women;
  6. Opencast mining;
  7. Anthony Eden addressing a Unionist Demonstration/Conservative meeting in Bristol, 1944;
  8. Educational Reform White Paper, impact on Catholic schools of, 1943;
  9. Shipping and Shipbuilding, including the new Shipping Advisory Panel, 1962;
  10. Harold Macmillan addressing a Conservative meeting in Sheffield, 1946;
  11. Feeding-Stuffs (Maximum Prices) Order, 1939;
  12. Randolph Churchill, specifically his book on Anthony Eden, 1959;
  13. Profumo's correspondence as Chief of Staff to the British Mission to Japan, 1945;
  14. Retention of National Servicemen in response to Soviet threats to West Berlin, 1961;
  15. Concerns about inadequate food supplies for troops during the Second World War;
  16. Increasing numbers of Members of the House of Commons describing themselves as "Independent".

CCO 500/65/2/4 also includes:

  1. Liberty Restoration League poster, 'The A.R.P. Danger', 1939;
  2. Liberty Restoration League poster, 'Who does taxation benefit?', 1939;
  3. Liberty Restoration League poster, 'Livestock Industry Bill', 1939;
  4. Copy of The Times Letter to the Editor titled 'Man-Power', by Roderick Jones, 25/06/1941;
  5. 'Brief details of the business experience of Captain A.W. Freeman', 20/06/1942;
  6. Report for 1943-44 of The Leicestershire Branch of The English-Speaking Union;
  7. Election Address from A.P. Herbert to the electors of Oxford University, July 1945;
  8. Paper titled 'The Future of Industry', nd;
  9. Paper titled 'Industrial Partnership', nd;
  10. Paper titled 'Industrial Democracy', by Bernard Shattock, nd;
  11. Details on the present and proposed divisions of Warwick, Stratford-on-Avon, and Leamington, June 1948;
  12. Municipal Election Results in Stratford, Leamington, Warwick, and Kenilworth, 1947;
  13. Newspaper clipping from the Daily Express on workers' replies to the questionnaire 'How's Business?', 16/09/1946.


  • Creation: Nov 1937-Dec 1964


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


CCO 500/65/2

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom