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General correspondence, 1960-1983

COB 2/1/3/1

  • Request


  1. Correspondence and papers, 1960-1964;
  2. Correspondence and papers, 1962, 1965-1973;
  3. Correspondence and papers, 1973-1983;
  4. Correspondence and memoranda, 1979-1980.

Correspondents include:

  1. Barber, Anthony, Party Chairman;
  2. Blaker, Peter, MP;
  3. du Cann, Edward, Party Chairman;
  4. Dodds-Parker, A. D., Chairman, Conservative Commonwealth Council;
  5. Douglas-Hamilton, Douglas, Lord Selkirk;
  6. Elles, Baroness, Chariman, Conservative Overseas Bureau;
  7. Emmet, Lady Evelyn, Chairman, Conservative Overseas Bureau;
  8. Grayson, D., Secretary General, Democratic Youth Community of Europe;
  9. Hamilton, Scott, Head of International Office;
  10. Jackson, Caroline, European Democratic Group;
  11. Lister, Unity, European Union of Women;
  12. Merrivale, Lord;
  13. Milne, Robert D., Secretary, Conservative Overseas Bureau;
  14. Powell, Enoch, MP;
  15. Redmayne, Martin, MP;
  16. Royle, Sir Anthony, Chairman, Conservative Overseas Bureau;
  17. Ridsdale, Julian, MP;
  18. Thomas, Peter, Party Chairman.

Subjects include:

  1. Membership to the Conservative Overseas Bureau Committee;
  2. Arrangements for overseas visitors to Party conferences;
  3. Representation of the Overseas Bureau on the National Union's Central Council and Executive Committee;
  4. Administration of the Overseas Bureau, including budgets;
  5. Overseas trainees in industry;
  6. BBC Overseas Service;
  7. Formation of the Foreign Affairs Forum;
  8. Conservative Group for Europe;
  9. British Council youth exchange visits;
  10. Reorganisation of the Overseas Bureau into the International Office, 1973;
  11. Merger of the Conservative Overseas Bureau Committee with the Conservative Commonwealth and Overseas Council to form the Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council, 1983.


  1. Draft minutes;
  2. Notices of agenda;
  3. Summary reports of overseas students' welfare;
  4. Chairman's notes for Committee meetings;
  5. Lists of Committee members and invitations to join the Committee;
  6. Annual reports on COB activities for the conference handbook;
  7. Leaflet, 'Facilities of the Conservative Overseas Bureau', 1965;
  8. Report on overseas students at Jerome House, Feb 1965;
  9. Report on Potsdam talks, 1967;
  10. Papers relating to Kensington and Chelsea for Europe, 1980.


  • Creation: 1960-1983


1 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


COB 2/1/3/1

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom