MC:P2/15/2C Correspondence on Dodds-Parker’s Knighthood
MC:P2/15/2C/1 Jan–Feb 1973
Collection of letters written to Douglas and Aileen Dodds-Parker on the occasion of Dodds-Parker’s award of a Knighthood on the 1973 New Year Honours List. The letters have been arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Douglas and Aileen Dodds-Parker wrote the surnames of some writers on the letters, but a few which have no surname are placed at the end of the series [749 items]
Individual correspondents include Lord Aldington, Julian Amery, the Marquis de Amodio, Jeffery Archer, Lord Arwyn, Humphrey Atkins, Joel Barnett, Sir Tufton Beamish, the Government Leader of Bermuda, Lord Bessborough, Sir Michael Blundell, Sir Clive Bossom, Sir Arthur Bottomley, Viscount Boyd, Sir Bernard Braine, W.D. Boggs (the American Consul General in France), Lord Brooke, Robert Carr, Lord Carrington, Paul Channon, Patrick Cormack, Albert Costain, Sir Christopher Cox (Warden of New College), Lord Craigton, Julian Critchley, John Davies, Piers Dixon, Sir Alec and Lady Douglas-Home, Edward du Cann, Lord Eccles, Peter Emery, Prof. T.E. Evans, Douglas Fairbanks, Geoffrey Finsberg, Maurice Foley, M.R.D. Foot, Tim Fortescue, Peter Fraser, Sir Geoffrey de Freitas, Lord Garner, Sir James Gault, Rear Admiral Morgan Giles, Joseph Godber, Lord Gore-Booth, Anthony Grant, Denis Greenhill, Lord Greenwood, Lord Grey, Michael Grylls, Sir Colin Gubbins, Lord Hailsham, John Hall, Michael Harbottle, Ian Harvey, Lord Harvey, Georges Heisbourg (Secretary-General of the Western European Union), Sir Lewis Hodges, Sir Peter Hope, Geoffrey Howe, Miles Hudson, Douglas Hurd, Lord Ilford, Lord Inglewood, Charles Irving, Lord Janner, Geoffrey Johnson-Smith, Sir Edwin Leather, Sir Harry Legge-Bourke, A. Gordon Lennox, Selwyn Lloyd, the Bishop of London, Sir Gilbert Longden, Lord Lovat, Richard Luce, Lord McFadzean, Fitzroy Maclean, James Griffiths (President of Magdalen College), Neil Marten, Michael Meacher, Sir Rodney Moore, Charles Morrison, Lord Netherthorpe, Sir Allan Noble, Tom Normanton, Sir Berkeley Ormerod, Michael Palmer, John Peyton, F.-K. Von Plehwe (Deputy Secretary General of the Western European Union), J.D. Priestman, Jim Prior, Bryan S. Reid, the Marchioness of Reading, Lord Redcliffe-Maud (Master of University College, Oxford), Sir John Rennie, Tim Renton, Lord Rhodes, Brooks Richards, Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Rossi, Anthony Royle, Lord Sackville, Lord St. Helens, Norman St. John-Stevas, Gen. Charles Saltzman, Duncan Sandys, the Earl of Selhurst, Lord Shackleton, Lord Simon, Sir Peter Smithers, Jim Spicer, Keith Stanton, Sir John Stevens, John Stokes, W.R. van Straubenzee, Sir Charles Taylor, Sir Gerald Templer, Peter Thomas, Sir Harold Thompson, Sir John Thomson, Lord Thomson of Fleet, Lord Thorneycroft, Sir John Townsend, Lord Trevelyan, John Turton, Sir Ernest Vasey, Patrick Wall, Lord Wakefield, Bernard Weatherill, Sir Roy Welensky, Sir Charles Wheeler, William Whitelaw and Sir Peter Wilkinson. There are also letters from the British Ambassadors and High Commissioners, to Bulgaria, China, France, Greece, Italy, Malaysia, Poland, Turkey and the USSR, and the Ambassadors and High Commissioners to London of Egypt, France, West Germany, India, Italy, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Poland, as well as from many constituents from Cheltenham.
Organisations include the Anglo-Sudanese Association, the Free French Association, the Borough of Banbury, the Channel Tunnel Association, Charlton Kings U.D.C., the Cheltenham Conservative Club, the Cheltenham Conservative Association, the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor of Cheltenham, several Cheltenham organisations and societies, many Conservative clubs and Associations (including the Young Conservatives, Conservative Associations of Southport, Cirencester and Tewkesbury, and North Oxfordshire, the Conservative Research Department, the Conservative Central Office and the Federation of Conservative Students), the English-Speaking Union, the Cotswold Women’s Luncheon Club, the Gloucestershire Association for Mental Health, the Women’s Transport Service (F.A.N.Y.), the Concrete Society, Head Wrightson and Co., Henley Royal Regatta, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, Horizon Holidays, the Institute of Directors, the Reserve Forces Association, the London Chamber of Commerce, the British Metalworking Plant Makers’ Association, the Mental Health Trust and Research Fund, the National Deaf Children’s Society, SSV Limited, Serck Controls, the Royal College of Surgeons, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Save the Children, the Commonwealth Producers’ Organisation, the United Africa Company, the Grenadier Guards Association, Voluntary Service Overseas and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
MC:P2/15/2C/2 Jan–Jun 1973
Folder of correspondence concerning Dodds-Parker’s investiture as a Knight, and the updating of his pedigree at the College of Arms [12 items].
MC:P2/15/2C/3 Nov 1972–Jan 1973
Correspondence relating to Dodds-Parker’s knighthood, including the original offer from the Prime Minister, Edward Heath, and correspondence with the College of Arms about Dodds-Parker’s coat of arms (he had already inherited one) [18 items].
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