MC:P2/5/3C Other Political Correspondence, 1945–1959
MC:P2/5/3C/1 6 Dec 1945
Letter to Dodds-Parker from Harold Macmillan congratulating him on what to judge from the date must have been his maiden speech.
MC:P2/5/3C/2 12 Dec 1950–2 Jan 1951
Correspondence between Dodds-Parker and Hugh Gaitskell on strategic raw materials [4 items].
MC:P2/5/3C/3 26 May 1951
Letter to Dodds-Parker from R.A. Butler arranging a meeting.
MC:P2/5/3C/4 22 Aug 1951
Letter to Dodds-Parker from the Colonial Office on his African work.
MC:P2/5/3C/5 26 Dec 1951–31 Jan 1952
7 letters to Dodds-Parker concerning the possibility of General Eisenhower giving a speech to MPs (which came to nothing).
MC:P2/5/3C/6 Feb 1952
Letters from Sir Anthony Eden and Lord Salisbury to Dodds-Parker on Sudanese matters.
MC:P2/5/3C/7 Apr 1953
Correspondence concerning a letter sent to Sir Winston Churchill on Egyptian affairs [4 items].
MC:P2/5/3C/8 Oct 1953
Correspondence (including a letter from Winston Churchill) concerning a memorandum by Dodds-Parker on bases in Egypt [13 items].
MC:P2/5/3C/9 18 Jan 1954
Copy of a Newsletter from the East Africa Women’s League, with a written addendum by Mary Johnson.
MC:P2/5/3C/10 25 May 1954
Letter to Dodds-Parker (in French) from an illegible addressee (R. Colomadastro?), based at Lyon, concerning the death of his son in Indochina.
MC:P2/5/3C/11 Jan 1957
Bundle of miscellaneous correspondence to and from Dodds-Parker, including advising a friend what to do on leaving the army, and reactions to the aftermath of Suez. [6 items].
MC:P2/5/3C/12 Jan–Sep 1957
14 letters to Dodds-Parker on various matters, such as his departure from the government, and the liquidation of the Suez Canal Company. Correspondents include former colleagues at the Foreign Office, at home and abroad.
MC:P2/5/3C/13 Sep–Nov 1958
8 letters to Dodds-Parker on various matters, including his decision to leave Parliament. Correspondents include other MPs, and members of Dodds-Parker’s constituency association.
MC:P2/5/3C/14 Jun–Dec 1959
36 letters to Dodds-Parker on various matters, including his departure from the House of Commons, a visit to Poland for the 48th Inter-Parliamentary Conference and speeches given by Dodds-Parker in support of candidates in the 1959 General Election. Correspondents include Anthony Eden, Alan Lennox-Boyd, John Tilney, Edward Heath, and Walter Monckton.
MC:P2/5/3C/15 Sep–Oct 1959
6 letters concerning Dodds-Parker’s visits to give support to Conservative candidates in the 1959 General Election. Constituencies includes Reading, Eastleigh, Devizes, Westbury and West Wiltshire.
Letter from the Austrian Interior Ministry concerning a request by Dodds-Parker for access into Hungary, and associated papers.
MC:P2/5/3C/17 Feb–Dec 1952
Envelope inscribed “Persia 1952″, and containing correspondence concerning a crisis in the oil industry when the Iranian government, then led by Mohammed Mosaddeq, nationalised Iran’s oil supplies at the expense of British oil companies. There is also a report titled The Persian Oil Situation, compiled by Sir George Binney of the United Steel Companies Ltd. for Lord Leathers, the then Secretary of State for Transport, Fuel, and Power. The letters are almost all from Sir George to Dodds-Parker, and enclose copies of others to and from him, which discuss the crisis [27 items].
MC:P2/5/3C/18 Oct 1957
Bundle of papers relating to a visit to Berlin made by Dodds-Parker as part of a Parliamentary delegation to attend the opening of the Bundestag [8 items]
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