MC:P2/7/1C Correspondence on Cheltenham affairs
MC:P2/7/1C/1 Feb–Apr 1962
6 letters concerning Dodds-Parker’s selection as Conservative candidate for Cheltenham.
MC:P2/7/1C/2 Jun–Aug 1963
4 letters on constituency business, including concerning local reaction to the Profumo scandal, and two newspaper cuttings.
MC:P2/7/1C/3 Jul–Aug 1963
4 letters on constituency business, including concerning local reaction to the Profumo scandal, and two newspaper cuttings. Correspondents include Major William Hicks Beach and Lord Lansdowne [7 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/4 Sep 1963–Sep 1968
Folder containing letters and papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s constituency business. Subjects include the case of a constituent imprisoned in China, a dispute with the Cheltenham Labour Party over Dodds-Parker’s views on Rhodesia, a text of Enoch Powell’s “rivers of blood” speech, a memorandum expressing concern over youth crime in Cheltenham and the Cheltenham Conservative Association Handbook for 1967/8 [73 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/5 Feb–Oct 1964
Bundle of papers relating to the 1964 General Election and the lead-up to it, and to Dodds-Parker’s campaign at Cheltenham. Items include publicity material from all three main parties, correspondence relating to a speech made by Dodds-Parker concerning the “brain-drain”, and correspondence concerning the Peace Pledge Union [32 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/6 Sep–Nov 1964
Bundle of letters and telegrams wishing Dodds-Parker luck in the General Election, and then congratulating him on his election as M.P. for Cheltenham (his election was the first to be announced on the television). Correspondents include constituents, friends and other M.P.’s (including Sir Alec Douglas-Home) [153 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/7 25 Oct (1964?)
Letter from Olga Manning to Dodds-Parker, congratulating him on his re-election to Parliament.
MC:P2/7/1C/8 Feb–Jul 1965
3 letters to and from Dodds-Parker on constituency business. See MC:P2/7/1P/1 below for a photograph of Dodds-Parker found with these papers.
MC:P2/7/1C/9 Mar–Apr 1966
Envelope of letters wishing Dodds-Parker luck in the General Election, or congratulating him on his re-election for Cheltenham. Correspondents include constituents and other MPs [30 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/10 May 1967–Oct 1968
Folder of correspondence on general constituency business. Subjects include employment problems in Cheltenham, and objections by the Young Conservatives on the representation of students in the media [19 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/11 Nov 1967–Dec 1968
Bundle of letters to and from Dodds-Parker on constituency and local party business in Cheltenham [32 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/12 Oct 1968–Nov 1970
Bundle of letters and papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s constituency business. Subjects include invitations to local events, requests for advice and assistance, and local Conservative Association business. Correspondents include Nicholas Ridley, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, many local associations [78 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/13 Nov 1968–Jan 1974
Bundle of letters and papers relating to Dodds-Parker’s constituency business. Subjects include the internal affairs of the Cheltenham Conservative Association, controversy surrounding the Housing Finance Bill and local reactions to the 1972/4 boundary changes. Correspondents include members of the Cheltenham Conservative Association, and the Cheltenham Labour Party [55 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/14 8 Apr 1970
Letter to Dodds-Parker from Edward Heath inviting him to dinner at Cheltenham.
MC:P2/7/1C/15 Aug–Sep 1971
Envelope of letters and papers concerning a proposal to turn Salterley Grange Hospital into a unit for mentally ill adolescents [8 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/16 May 1972–Dec 1973
Bundle of letters relating to Dodds-Parker’s constituency business. Subjects include unfounded rumours in the local press that he was planning to retire, speaking engagements, and help given to constituents [27 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/17 14 Dec 1972
Congratulatory telegram to Dodds-Parker from the Cheltenham Conservative Association on an unspecified matter (almost certainly Dodds-Parker’s appointment to the European Parliament).
MC:P2/7/1C/18 Aug 1973–Nov 1974
Folder of letters concerning Dodds-Parker’s constituency work. Subjects include arrangements to meet County Councillors, the General Election of February 1974 (with several letters congratulating Dodds-Parker on the result), plans by Cheltenham Ladies’ College to sell some of its property and the successful election of Charles Irving as Dodds-Parker’s successor in the October General Election. Correspondents include Nicholas Ridley, the Japanese Ambassador in London, Anthony Crosland, and Charles Irving [61 items].
MC:P2/7/1C/19 26–28 Feb 1974
Five telegrams to Dodds-Parker wishing him luck in the General Election.
MC:P2/7/1C/20 Mar–Sep 1974
Letters to Dodds-Parker, on the 1974 election and his decision to retire as M.P. Correspondents include Charles Irving [4 items].
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