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Table of Contents

Introduction
Letter books, c.1930s-1940s
    Block, Geoffrey, pre-1900-1940
    Dear, David, 1930s-1940s
Letter books, 1941-1964
    Anable, David, 1964-1965
    Balniel of Pitcorthie, Lord, 1951-1955
    Bellairs, Charles, 1958-1964
    Berry, Anthony, 1950-1951
    Block, Geoffrey, 1958-1964
    Chute, Francis, 1952-1953
    Dean, Paul, 1958-1964
    Dear, David, 1951-1963
    Douglas, James, 1964
    Ellias, Rhys, 1955-1956
    Graham, Michael, 1951-1955
    Hanson, Russell, 1961-1964
    Hopkinson, Henry, 1946-1947
    Lawson, Nigel, 1963-1964
    MacGregor, John, 1961-1965
    MacLeod, Iain, 1947-1950
    Meade, Daphne, 1958-1964
    Moss, Francis, 1950-1952
    Mount, Ferdinand, 1963-1964
    Snowden, Maurice, 1959-1963
    Tapsell, Peter, 1956
    White, Michael, 1960-1963
Letter books, 1965-1973
    Bellairs, Charles, 1965-1969
    Block, Geoffrey, 1965-1976
    Bocock, Peter, 1966-1968
    Cosgrave, Patrick, 1969-1970
    Dear, David, 1970-1975
    Douglas, James, 1965-1966
    Greenland, Anthony GM, 1965-1970
    Greenwood, John, 1967-1970
    Hanson, Russell, 1964-1965
    Hurd, Douglas, 1966-1967
    Hutchinson, James, 1971
    Hutt, Tony, 1973
    Johnson, Stanley P, 1970
    Joynes, Col. P, 1969
    Lamont, Norman, 1966-1967
    Marten, Rosemary, 1968-1970
    Mather, Lt.-Col. Carol, 1970
    Minoprio, Peter, 1967-1970
    Nicholson, David, 1972-1974
    Patten, Chris, 1966-1970
    Ridler, Barbara, 1971-1980
    Walker, Sandy, 1965-1970
Letter books, 1974-1983
    Bickham, Edward, 1980-1984
    Blakeley, Godfrey, 1979-1980
    Block, Geoffrey, 1974-1985
    Boswell, Tim, 1974-1977
    Britto, Keith, 1976-1985
        Memo Books, 1976-1985
        Letter Books, 1982-1985
    Buchanan, Elizabeth, 1984-1985
    Chaplin, Judith, 1985-1987
    Chapman, Christine, 1979-1982
    Clarke, David, 1974
    Clarke, Nigel, 1984-1985
    Cooke, Alistair, 1978-1981
    Darwall, Rupert, 1985
    Douglas, James, 1974-1977
    Dunlop, Andrew, 1984-1985
    Dykes, Christine, 1982-1985
    Ehrmann, Richard, 1983-1984
    Fanthorpe, David, 1984
    Fraser, Maurice, 1984-1985
    Gleeson, Dermot, 1976-1979
    Graham, Alastair, 1984-1985
    Greenland, Anthony GM, 1981
    Greig, John, 1984
    Guyver, Christopher, 1985
    Harris, Robin, 1978-1983
    Hill, Jonathan, 1985
    Hobson, Dominic, 1983
    Hornby, David, 1980
    Hutt, Tony, 1974-1983
    Joynes, Col. P, 1978-1980
    Lilley, Peter, 1982
    McDermott, Evelyn, 1979-1982
    Marsh, Katherine, 1980-1981
    Mayhew, Sir Patrick, 1977-1978
    Mockler, Chris, 1978-1983
    Moody, Jeremy, 1983
    Moss, Philip, 1984-1985
    Nicholson, David, 1974-1982
    Nicholson, Emma, 1975-1985
    Passmore, Biddy, 1978-1979
    Ridley, Andrew, 1976-1978
    Sewill, Brendon, 1974
    Shipley, Peter, 1980-1982
    True, Nick, 1977-1982
    Turner, Robin, 1977-1985
    Walker, Sandy, 1975-1979
    West, Joan, 1979-1985
    Whittingdale, John, 1983-1984
    Williams, Charles, 1984-1985
    Wooley, Piers, 1982-1983


Conservative Research Department, c1930s-1983

Abstract:
Conservative Research Department: Letter books of Desk Officers/Subject Specialists, c.1930s-1983

Shelfmarks: CRD/L

Extent: 495 shelfmarks

Organisational History

The Conservative Research Department was established in November 1929 and rapidly assumed a position of considerable importance in the Party's policy-making process. It advises Party leaders on the formulation of policy, undertakes detailed, long-term research on a wide range of issues, services Party committees from the Leader's Consultative Committee (Shadow Cabinet) downwards, provides authoritative briefs to MPs in preparation for Parliamentary debates, plays a major role in the writing of Party publications and the vetting of Party publicity, and analyses public opinion trends in order to advise the leadership on electoral strategy. Although its importance fluctuates according to the particular concerns of the Party Leader, it has always been, and remains, one of the central departments in Party organisation.

Since 1979 the Conservative Research Department has been contained, organisationally and physically, within Central Office. Before that, however, it was a separate body, housed separately and, for much of its life, organisationally independent also, with its own chairman and director. For this reason its papers have been catalogued separately from those of Central Office.

Restrictions on Access

General access conditions apply to this material.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library, Conservative Party Archive [followed by shelfmark, e.g. CRD 1/1/1].

Corporate names (NCA Rules)

Conservative Party | Conservative Research Department



Letter books, c.1930s-1940s

    Block, Geoffrey, pre-1900-1940

Note: Joined CRD in May 1946. At some time Head of Home Affairs Section and later, Assistant Director (Information). Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956. OBE in late 1960s.

Related Material:

CRD/L/1/1/1 Disraeli and Tomline lecture invitation 1841
CRD/L/1/1/2 Ruth Phillips: Letters to and references for 1925-1940

    Dear, David, 1930s-1940s

Note: Joined CRD in Jul. 1946 and specialised in Finance; was at some time Head of the Economic Section and later Deputy Director, 1963[?]. Chairman, Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956.

Related Material:

CRD/L/1/2/1 Letter Book: Agriculture 1930s-1940s
CRD/L/1/2/2 Letter Book: Agriculture 1940s




Letter books, 1941-1964

    Anable, David, 1964-1965

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/1/1 Letter Book: Agriculture 1964-1965
CRD/L/2/1/2 Letter Book: Trade and business Mar.-Apr. 1965

    Balniel of Pitcorthie, Lord, 1951-1955

Note: Joined CRD in 1952, specialising in Home and Scottish Affairs. Left CRD in 1955.

CRD/L/2/2/1 Letter Book (Vol. I): Home Affairs, esp. housing Aug.-Dec. 1951
CRD/L/2/2/2 Letter Book (Vol. II): Home Affairs, esp. housing Jan.-Mar. 1952
CRD/L/2/2/3 Letter Book (Vol. III): Home Affairs, esp. housing Mar.-May 1952
CRD/L/2/2/4 Letter Book (Vol. IV): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing May-Jul. 1952
CRD/L/2/2/5 Letter Book (Vol. V): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing Jul.-Oct. 1952
CRD/L/2/2/6 Letter Book (Vol. VI): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing and social services Nov. 1952-Jan. 1953
CRD/L/2/2/7 Letter Book (Vol. VII): Home Affairs, esp. housing Feb.-May 1953
CRD/L/2/2/8 Letter Book (Vol. VIII): Home and Scottish Affairs, including housing and factories Jun.-Oct. 1953
CRD/L/2/2/9 Letter Book (Vol. IX): Home affairs, including franchise, Scotland and housing Nov. 1953-Mar. 1954
CRD/L/2/2/10 Letter Book (Vol. X): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing Apr.-Jul. 1954
CRD/L/2/2/11 Letter Book (Vol. XI): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing Jul.-Oct. 1954
CRD/L/2/2/12 Letter Book (Vol. XII): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing Nov. 1954-Jan. 1955
CRD/L/2/2/13 Letter Book (Vol. XIII): Home and Scottish Affairs, esp. housing Feb.-Apr. 1955

    Bellairs, Charles, 1958-1964

Note: Joined CRD in 1947 (previously in CCO). Home Affairs Section, dealing with Broadcasting, Health and Social Security, Housing, Scotland, Education and the Home Office.

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/3/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1958
CRD/L/2/3/2 Letter Book: Home and Scottish Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1959
CRD/L/2/3/3 Letter Book: Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1960
CRD/L/2/3/4 Letter Book: Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1961
CRD/L/2/3/5 Letter Book: Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1962
CRD/L/2/3/6 Letter Book (Vol. 50): Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1963
CRD/L/2/3/7/1 Letter Book (Vol. 54): Home Affairs Jan.-Jul. 1964
CRD/L/2/3/7/2 Letter Book (Vol. 54): Home Affairs Aug.-Dec. 1964

    Berry, Anthony, 1950-1951

Note: Joined CRD in the 1950s.

CRD/L/2/4/1 Letter Book: Housing and the Festival of Britain 1950-1951

    Block, Geoffrey, 1958-1964

Note: Joined CRD in May 1946. At some time Head of Home Affairs Section and later, Assistant Director (Information). Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956. OBE in late 1960s.

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/5/1 Letter Book (Vol. 39): General (including trade/industry and elections) Feb.-Jun. 1958
CRD/L/2/5/2 Letter Book (Vol. 40): General (including UN Nuclear Act) Feb.-Jun. 1958
CRD/L/2/5/3 Letter Book (Vol. 41): General (including Home Affairs and Campaign Guide drafts) Oct.-Dec. 1958
CRD/L/2/5/4 Letter Book (Vol. 42): General (including Home Affairs and land & property) Jan.-Mar. 1959
CRD/L/2/5/5 Letter Book (Vol. 43): General (including Home Affairs, draft Local Government Campaign Notes, nuclear issues) Apr.-Jun. 1959
CRD/L/2/5/6 Letter Book (Vol. 44): General (including Home Affairs and Campaign Guide drafts) Jul.-Sep. 1959
CRD/L/2/5/7 Letter Book (Vol. 45): GE 1959 Sep.-Oct. 1959
CRD/L/2/5/8 Letter Book (Vol. 46): Home Affairs (including GE, housing) Oct.-Dec. 1959
CRD/L/2/5/9 Letter Book (Vol. 47): Home Affairs (including town & country planning, social services and Local Government) Jan.-Jun. 1960
CRD/L/2/5/10 Letter Book (Vol. 48): Home Affairs (including town & country planning, housing and licensing) Jul.-Dec. 1960
CRD/L/2/5/11 Letter Book (Vol. 49): Home Affairs (including roads, town planning) Jan.-Jun. 1961
CRD/L/2/5/12 Letter Book (Vol. 50): General (including Home Affairs) Jul.-Dec. 1961
CRD/L/2/5/13 Letter Book (Vol. 51): General (including housing and local government) Jan.-Jun. 1962
CRD/L/2/5/14 Letter Book (Vol. 52): General (including Home Affairs and elections) Jul.-Dec. 1962
CRD/L/2/5/15 Letter Book (Vol. 53): General (including Home Affairs & leader selection, elections, town & country planning) Jan.-Aug. 1963
CRD/L/2/5/16 Letter Book (Vol. 54): Home Affairs research enquiries and drafts for Michael Fraser (including Local Government) Sep. 1963-Feb. 1964
CRD/L/2/5/17 Letter Book (Vol. 55): Home Affairs research and drafts for Michael Fraser (including Campaign Guide) Feb.-Jul. 1964
CRD/L/2/5/18 Letter Book (Vol. 56): Home Affairs research enquiries (including publications) Aug.-Sep. 1964
CRD/L/2/5/19 Letter Book (Vol. 57): 1964 GE Sep.-Oct. 1964
CRD/L/2/5/20 Letter Book (Vol. 58): Home Affairs research (including MPs' pay and GE Library activity) Oct.-Dec. 1964
CRD/L/2/5/21 The Reformed Electorate: Notes 1945-1963
CRD/L/2/5/22 The Reformed Electorate: Biographies and list of typescripts sent 1949-1963
CRD/L/2/5/23 Bygone Elections (The Reformed Electorate): Spare copies and correspondence 1950s-1960s
CRD/L/2/5/24 The Reformed Electorate: Typescript [1960s]
CRD/L/2/5/25 The Reformed Electorate: Typescript (2nd set) [1960s]
CRD/L/2/5/26 Conservatism: Research and resources (including 1922 Committee resources and history of CRD) 1958-1979
CRD/L/2/5/27 Sundry notes and reports 1960-1962
CRD/L/2/5/28 CRD Library Bulletins and notes 1964

    Chute, Francis, 1952-1953

Note: Joined CRD in 1952. Specialised in Education, Housing and Foreign Affairs. Left in 1956.

CRD/L/2/6/1 Letter Book: Education Dec. 1952-Sep. 1953
CRD/L/2/6/2 Letter Book: Housing and Education Oct.-Dec. 1953

    Dean, Paul, 1958-1964

Note: Joined CRD in 1957. Specialised in Home Affairs. Assistant Director, 1962-1964. Left in 1964.

CRD/L/2/7/1 Letter Book: Index 1958-1963
CRD/L/2/7/2 Letter Book (Vol. 16): Home Affairs Oct.-Dec. 1961
CRD/L/2/7/3 Letter Book (Vol. 17): Home Affairs Jan.-Mar. 1962
CRD/L/2/7/4 Letter Book (Vol. 18): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Apr.-Jun. 1962
CRD/L/2/7/5 Letter Book (Vol. 19): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Jul.-Sep. 1962
CRD/L/2/7/6 Letter Book (Vol. 20): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Oct.-Dec. 1962
CRD/L/2/7/7 Letter Book (Vol. 21): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Jan.-Feb. 1963
CRD/L/2/7/8 Letter Book (Vol. 22): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Mar.-May 1963
CRD/L/2/7/9 Letter Book (Vol. 23): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Jun.-Aug. 1963
CRD/L/2/7/10 Letter Book (Vol. 24): Home Affairs and Assistant Director correspondence Sep.-Dec. 1963
CRD/L/2/7/11 Letter Book (Vol. 25): Home Affairs Dec. 1963-Dec. 1964
CRD/L/2/7/12 Letter Book (Vol. 26): Home Affairs Feb.-Mar. 1964
CRD/L/2/7/13 Letter Book (Vol. 27): Home Affairs Apr.-Jun. 1964
CRD/L/2/7/14 Letter Book (Vol. 28): Home Affairs Jun.-Aug. 1964

    Dear, David, 1951-1963

Note: Joined CRD in Jul. 1946 and specialised in Finance; was at some time Head of the Economic Section and later Deputy Director, 1963[?]. Chairman, Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956.

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/8/1 Letter Book: David Dear, Diana Spearman, John Wyndham 1951-1952
CRD/L/2/8/2 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Sep.-Dec. 1952
CRD/L/2/8/3 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Jan.-Apr. 1953
CRD/L/2/8/4 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Apr.-Sep. 1953
CRD/L/2/8/5 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Oct. 1953-Jan. 1954
CRD/L/2/8/6 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Feb.-Aug. 1954
CRD/L/2/8/7 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Sep. 1954-Mar. 1955
CRD/L/2/8/8 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including Budget) Apr.-Dec. 1955
CRD/L/2/8/9 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including Budget) Jan.-May 1956
CRD/L/2/8/10 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including Budget) Jun.-Aug. 1956
CRD/L/2/8/11 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Sep. 1956-Jun. 1957
CRD/L/2/8/12 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Jun. 1957-Jan. 1958
CRD/L/2/8/13 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Jan.-Dec. 1958
CRD/L/2/8/14 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Jan.-Dec. 1959
CRD/L/2/8/15 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Jan.-Dec. 1960
CRD/L/2/8/16 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including Common Market) and general policy Jan.-Aug. 1961
CRD/L/2/8/17 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including Common Market) and general policy Sep.-Dec. 1961
CRD/L/2/8/18 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including taxation and Common Market) Jan.-Mar. 1962
CRD/L/2/8/19 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including taxation and Common Market) Mar.-May 1962
CRD/L/2/8/20 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including taxation and Common Market) Jun.-Aug. 1962
CRD/L/2/8/21 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including taxation and Common Market) Sep.-Nov. 1962
CRD/L/2/8/22 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including taxation and Common Market) Dec. 1962-Feb. 1963
CRD/L/2/8/23 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Mar.-May 1963
CRD/L/2/8/24 Letter Book: Finance/Economics Jun.-Oct. 1963
CRD/L/2/8/25 Letter Book: Finance/Economics (including policy) Oct.-Dec. 1963

    Douglas, James, 1964

Note: Joined CRD in Feb 1952. Head of Economic Section, 1958. Director of CRD from 18 Sep. 1970.

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/9/1 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence Jan.-Mar. 1964
CRD/L/2/9/2 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence Apr.-Dec. 1964

    Ellias, Rhys, 1955-1956

Note: Left CRD Sep. 1956.

CRD/L/2/10/1 Letter Book (No. 1 - with index): Agriculture and Air Jun.-Dec. 1955
CRD/L/2/10/2 Letter Book (No. 2 - with index): Agriculture Jan.-Mar. 1956
CRD/L/2/10/3 Letter Book (No. 3 - with index): Agriculture Apr.-Aug. 1956

    Graham, Michael, 1951-1955

Note: Joined CRD in Sep. 1948. Member of Economic Section. Specialised Steel, Industry and Transport. Left in May 1955.

CRD/L/2/11/1 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Jun.-Dec. 1951
CRD/L/2/11/2 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Jan.-Apr. 1952
CRD/L/2/11/3 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Jan. 1952-Mar. 1953
CRD/L/2/11/4 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Apr.-Jul. 1952
CRD/L/2/11/5 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Sep. 1952-Jan. 1953
CRD/L/2/11/6 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Jan.-Oct. 1953
CRD/L/2/11/7 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Mar.-Oct. 1953
CRD/L/2/11/8 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Oct. 1953-May 1955
CRD/L/2/11/9 Letter Book: Steel and Transport Nov. 1953-Apr. 1955
CRD/L/2/11/10 Letter Book: Notes file with speech drafts (for RA Butler and others, covering Socialism and state of Party) Apr.-May 1955

    Hanson, Russell, 1961-1964

Note: Joined CRD in Jan 1960. Specialised in Housing, Local Government, Broadcasting, the Post Office and the NHS. Left in 1965.

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/12/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs & housing Jan. 1961-Feb. 1964

    Hopkinson, Henry, 1946-1947

Note: Acted jointly as director with Percy Cohen and David Clarke, 1948-1950. In charge of Parliamentary Secretariat, 1946-48.

Related Material:

CRD/L/2/13/1 Finance Investment Control (DCPS/10/5): Borrowing (Control and Guarantees) Bill 1946
CRD/L/2/13/2 Finance General (DCPS/10): Exchange Control Bill, Finance Bill No. 2 1946
CRD/L/2/13/3 Trade and Industry: General (DCPS/11) 1946
CRD/L/2/13/4 Trade and Industry: Iron & Steel (DCPS/11/6[1]) 1946
CRD/L/2/13/5 Civil Aviation and Transport (DCPS/17/3): Civil Aviation Bill 1946
CRD/L/2/13/6 Nationalisation (especially of Transport) 1946
CRD/L/2/13/7 Agricultural Committee Minutes (DCPS/13/1) 1946
CRD/L/2/13/8 Correspondence (comments in media, film propaganda on housing, office business) Jul.-Dec. 1946
CRD/L/2/13/9 Fuel & Power: Coal (DCPS/12/3) 1946-1947
CRD/L/2/13/10 Letter Book: Secretariat Business 1947
CRD/L/2/13/11 Letter Book: Secretariat and Central Office Business (includes Petitions, Weekly Newsletter, District Council elections sample speech) Jan.-Feb. 1947
CRD/L/2/13/12 Letter Book: Secretariat and Central Office Business (includes Municipal Election notes) Mar. 1947
CRD/L/2/13/13 Letter Book: Secretariat and Central Office Business (includes Agents' meeting, Conservative Clubs, Housewives Committee, Tory Challenge) Apr.-May 1947
CRD/L/2/13/14 Letter Book: Secretariat and Central Office Business (includes lectures, House of Lords report, Housewives Committee notes, Tory Challenge, Candidates Weekend) Jul.-Aug. 1947
CRD/L/2/13/15 Letter Book: Secretariat and Central Office Business (includes Jewish immigration, 'Die Tat' survey, Road Haulage, Civil Service stats) Aug.-Nov. 1947
CRD/L/2/13/16 Letter Book: Secretariat and Central Office Business (includes Agents' conference, Gravesend by-election) Nov.-Dec. 1947

    Lawson, Nigel, 1963-1964

Note: Joined CRD in Nov. 1963. Member of the Special Group. Left in Dec. 1964.

CRD/L/2/14/1 Letter Book Nov. 1963-Dec. 1964

    MacGregor, John, 1961-1965

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1964. Worked with the Special Group until leaving in Aug. 1965.

CRD/L/2/15/1 Letter Book: Housing and other policy 1961-1965
CRD/L/2/15/2 Letter Book: Battleaxe Group & Civil Service Opinion 1964
CRD/L/2/15/3 Draft speeches for Blakenham 1964

    MacLeod, Iain, 1947-1950

Note: Joined CRD in 1945. Head of Home Affairs. Left in 1950.

CRD/L/2/16/1 Letter Book (Vol. II): Home Affairs 1947
CRD/L/2/16/2 Letter Book (Vol. III): Home Affairs 1947
CRD/L/2/16/3 Letter Book (Vol. III): Home Affairs 1948
CRD/L/2/16/4 Letter Book (Vol. IV): Home Affairs 1948
CRD/L/2/16/5 Letter Book (Vol. V): Home Affairs 1948
CRD/L/2/16/6 Letter Book (Vol. V): Home Affairs 1949
CRD/L/2/16/7 Letter Book (Vol. VI): Home Affairs 1948-1949
CRD/L/2/16/8 Letter Book (Vol. VI): Home Affairs 1949-1950
CRD/L/2/16/9 Letter Book (Vol. VII): Home Affairs 1949

    Meade, Daphne, 1958-1964

Note: From 1964, Mrs Brotherton. Joined CRD in Nov. 1958, specialising in Finance. Left in Nov. 1964.

CRD/L/2/17/1 Letter Book: Finance and economy Nov. 1958-Apr. 1959
CRD/L/2/17/2 Letter Book: Finance and economy May-Oct. 1959
CRD/L/2/17/3 Letter Book: Finance and economy Oct.-Dec. 1959
CRD/L/2/17/4 Letter Book: Finance and economy Jan.-May 1960
CRD/L/2/17/5 Letter Book: Finance and economy May-Sep. 1960
CRD/L/2/17/6 Letter Book: Finance and economy Sep.-Nov. 1960
CRD/L/2/17/7 Letter Book: Finance and economy Dec. 1960-Feb. 1961
CRD/L/2/17/8 Letter Book: Finance and economy Mar.-May 1961
CRD/L/2/17/9 Letter Book: Finance and economy Jun.-Sep. 1961
CRD/L/2/17/10 Letter Book: Finance and economy Oct. 1961-Feb. 1962
CRD/L/2/17/11 Letter Book: Finance and economy May-Jul. 1962
CRD/L/2/17/12 Letter Book: Finance and economy Aug. 1962-Nov. 1962
CRD/L/2/17/13 Letter Book: Finance and economy Dec. 1962-Feb. 1963
CRD/L/2/17/14 Letter Book: Finance Mar.-Jun. 1963
CRD/L/2/17/15 Letter Book: Finance Jul.-Oct. 1963
CRD/L/2/17/16 Letter Book: Finance and economy Mar.-Jun. 1964
CRD/L/2/17/17 Letter Book: Finance and economy Jun.-Sep. 1964

    Moss, Francis, 1950-1952

Note: Joined CRD in Feb. 1952. Specialised in Home Affairs (Police, Fire Brigade and Aliens). Left in Dec. 1952.

CRD/L/2/18/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs (especially civil defence and education) Nov. 1950-Jun. 1951
CRD/L/2/18/2 Letter Book: Home Affairs (especially civil defence and education) Jul. 1951-Feb. 1952
CRD/L/2/18/3 Letter Book: Home Affairs (especially civil defence and education) Feb.-Aug. 1952

    Mount, Ferdinand, 1963-1964

Note: Joined CRD in May 1962. Specialised in Home Affairs and health and Security. Left in Dec. 1964.

CRD/L/2/19/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs (including housing and social services) Nov. 1963-Jan. 1964
CRD/L/2/19/2 Letter Book: Home Affairs (including social services) Sep.-Oct. 1964

    Snowden, Maurice, 1959-1963

Note: Joined CRD in Jul. 1955. Specialised in Education, Broadcasting, Health and Social Security. Left in Sep.. 1964.

CRD/L/2/20/1 Letter Book (Vol. 5): Broadcast monitoring, health, arts, Social Services research and correspondence 1959-1963

    Tapsell, Peter, 1956

Note: Joined 1954; Home Affairs Section (Social Services and National Insurance) until 1956. Economics (Agriculture and Aviation), 1956-57. Left CRD Feb. 1957.

CRD/L/2/21/1 Letter Book (Vol. 40): Agriculture Apr.-Oct. 1956

    White, Michael, 1960-1963

Note: Joined CRD in Aug. 1959. Specialised in the Editorial and Reference Section, Research and Home Affairs, including Broadcasting. Left Nov 1963.

CRD/L/2/22/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs 1960-1963




Letter books, 1965-1973

    Bellairs, Charles, 1965-1969

Note: Joined CRD in 1947 (previously in CCO). Home Affairs Section, dealing with Broadcasting, Health and Social Security, Housing, Scotland, Education and the Home Office.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/1/1 Letter Book (Vol. 60): Home Affairs (including housing and social services) Jan.-Dec. 1965
CRD/L/3/1/2/1 Letter Book (Vol. 62): Home Affairs Jan.-Jun. 1966
CRD/L/3/1/2/2 Letter Book (Vol. 62): Home Affairs Jul.-Dec. 1966
CRD/L/3/1/3 Letter Book (Vol. 68): Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1967
CRD/L/3/1/4 Letter Book: Home Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1968
CRD/L/3/1/5 Letter Book (Vol. 76): Home Affairs (including housing and social services) Jan.-Dec. 1969

    Block, Geoffrey, 1965-1976

Note: Joined CRD in May 1946. At some time Head of Home Affairs Section and later, Assistant Director (Information). Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956. OBE in late 1960s.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/2/1 Letter Book (Vol. 59): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries Jan.-Jul. 1965
CRD/L/3/2/2 Letter Book (Vol. 60): Research enquiries (elections) Aug.-Dec. 1965
CRD/L/3/2/3 Letter Book (Vol. 61): Research enquiries (including Campaign Guide and pre-GE) Jan.-Feb. 1966
CRD/L/3/2/4 Letter Book (Vol. 62): 1966 GE (including Wilson) Mar. 1965
CRD/L/3/2/5 Letter Book (Vol. 63): Information Department correspondence (including 1966 GE notes) Apr.-Jul. 1966
CRD/L/3/2/6 Letter Book (Vol. 64): Information Department correspondence (including Party Conference, town & country planning) Jul.-Dec. 1966
CRD/L/3/2/7 Letter Book (Vol. 65): Information Department correspondence (including elections, publications and Block articles) Jan.-Jul. 1967
CRD/L/3/2/8 Letter Book (Vol. 66): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications and Home Affairs) Aug.-Dec. 1967
CRD/L/3/2/9 Letter Book (Vol. 67): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Jan.-Jul. 1968
CRD/L/3/2/10 Letter Book (Vol. 68): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries Aug.-Dec. 1968
CRD/L/3/2/11 Letter Book (Vol. 69): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Jan.-Jul. 1969
CRD/L/3/2/12 Letter Book (Vol. 70): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications and boundaries) Aug.-Dec. 1969
CRD/L/3/2/13 Letter Book (Vol. 71): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications, peerage review and boundaries) Jan.-May 1970
CRD/L/3/2/14 Letter Book (Vol. 72): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) May-Jun. 1970
CRD/L/3/2/15 Letter Book (Vol. 73): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Jul.-Dec. 1970
CRD/L/3/2/16 Letter Book (Vol. 74): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries Jan.-Jun. 1971
CRD/L/3/2/17 Letter Book (Vol. 75): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries Jul.-Oct. 1971
CRD/L/3/2/18 Letter Book (Vol. 76): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Nov. 1971-Jan. 1972
CRD/L/3/2/19 Letter Book (Vol. 77): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications and archive history) Feb.-May 1972
CRD/L/3/2/20 Letter Book (Vol. 78): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications and archive survey) Jun.-Dec. 1972
CRD/L/3/2/21 Letter Book (Vol. 79): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Jan.-Jul. 1973
CRD/L/3/2/22 Letter Book (Vol. 80): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Aug.-Dec. 1973
CRD/L/3/2/23 Opuscula: Research Department papers and notes (including broadcasting and parliamentary procedure) 1964-1978
CRD/L/3/2/24 Electioneering in the 1860s: Typescript draft by Colin E[?] 1965
CRD/L/3/2/25 Machinery of Government Policy Group: Cabinet System 1965-1966
CRD/L/3/2/26 Conservative Party Leadership Selection: Articles and research 1965-1975
CRD/L/3/2/27 Winston Churchill: Research and notes 1965-1982
CRD/L/3/2/28 Research Department: Papers and notes 1967-1976
CRD/L/3/2/29 The Bibliography of the Campaign Guide 1972

    Bocock, Peter, 1966-1968

Note: Specialised in international trade and politics; left for World Bank in 1967 or 1968. Worked for Heath, 1971-1974; World Bank again 1974/75.

CRD/L/3/3/1 Letter Book: Industry 1966-1967
CRD/L/3/3/2 Letter Book: Correspondence with Anthony Barber and Fred Corfield; memoranda 1967-1968

    Cosgrave, Patrick, 1969-1970

Note: Joined CRD in Jul. 1969. Specialised in Home Affairs and Parliamentary Questions. Left in Jul. 1971.

CRD/L/3/4/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs 1969-1970
CRD/L/3/4/2 Letter Book: Home Affairs Aug.-Nov. 1970

    Dear, David, 1970-1975

Note: Joined CRD in Jul. 1946 and specialised in Finance; was at some time Head of the Economic Section and later Deputy Director, 1963[?]. Chairman, Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/5/1 Letter Book: Finance/economics Aug. 1970-Apr. 1971
CRD/L/3/5/2 Letter Book: Finance/economics Apr. 1971-Jan. 1972
CRD/L/3/5/3 Letter Book: Finance/economics Jan.-Jul. 19721
CRD/L/3/5/4 Letter Book: Finance/economics (also German elections, immigration) Aug.-Dec. 1972
CRD/L/3/5/5 Letter Book: Finance/economics Jan.-Sep. 1973
CRD/L/3/5/6 Letter Book: Finance/economics Sep. 1973-Feb. 1974
CRD/L/3/5/7 Letter Book: Finance/economics (also devolution, Rhodesia) Nov. 1974-Feb. 1975
CRD/L/3/5/8 Letter Book: Finance/economics Mar.-May 1975
CRD/L/3/5/9 Letter Book: Finance/economics Jun.-Sep. 1975

    Douglas, James, 1965-1966

Note: Joined CRD in Feb 1952. Head of Economic Section, 1958. Director of CRD from 18 Sep. 1970.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/6/1 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence Jan.-May 1965
CRD/L/3/6/2 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence May-Nov. 1965
CRD/L/3/6/3 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence Dec. 1965-May 1966
CRD/L/3/6/4 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence Jun.-Oct. 1966

    Greenland, Anthony GM, 1965-1970

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1948. Specialised in Fuel and Power, Transport, and Education. Chief Editor from 1972. Retired in 1985 but worked as consultant.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/7/1 Letter Book: Education Jan.-Dec. 1965
CRD/L/3/7/2 Letter Book: Education Jan.-Dec. 1966
CRD/L/3/7/3 Letter Book: Education 1967
CRD/L/3/7/4 Letter Book: Education Apr.-Jun. 1968
CRD/L/3/7/5 Letter Book: Education Apr. 1969-May 1970

    Greenwood, John, 1967-1970

Note: Joined CRD in Jul. 1968. Specialised in Scottish Affairs, Housing, the Labour Party, and Psephology. Left in Aug. 1971.

CRD/L/3/8/1 Letter Book: Scotland Jan.-Dec. 1969
CRD/L/3/8/2 Letter Book: General Election (Scotland) May-Jun. 1970

    Hanson, Russell, 1964-1965

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1960. Specialised in Housing, Local Government, Broadcasting, the Post Office, and the NHS. Left in 1965.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/9/1/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs - Housing Mar. 1964-Feb. 1965
CRD/L/3/9/1/2 Letter Book: Home Affairs - Housing Feb. 1965-Dec. 1965

    Hurd, Douglas, 1966-1967

Note: Joined CRD in Nov. 1966. Specialised in Foreign Affairs - Head of Section, 1968. Left in 1968.

CRD/L/3/10/1 Letter Book: Britain and Europe, Vol. 1 1966-1967
CRD/L/3/10/2 Letter Book: Britain and Europe, Vol. 2 1966-1967
CRD/L/3/10/3 Letter Book: Britain and Europe, Vol. 3 1966-1967
CRD/L/3/10/4 Letter Book: Britain and Europe, Vol. 4 1966-1967

    Hutchinson, James, 1971

Note: Joined CRD in Dec. 1970. Economic Section, specialising in Psephology and Economic Statistics. Left Nov. 1971.

CRD/L/3/11/1 Letter Book: General (Vol. 1) Jan.-Nov. 1971

    Hutt, Tony, 1973

Note: Joined CRD in Apr. 1971. Specialised in Local Government, Environment, Planning, and the Arts, briefly in Education. Head of Home Affairs from Nov. 1982. Left Jan. 1984.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/12/1 Letter Book: Planning May-Sep. 1973
CRD/L/3/12/2 Letter Book: Planning 1 Oct.-31 Dec. 1973

    Johnson, Stanley P, 1970

Note: 1969-70; focused on Environment and Europe, especially population control.

CRD/L/3/13/1 Letter Book: Environment 1970

    Joynes, Col. P, 1969

Note: Joined CRD in Oct. 1969. Started in Transport and Aviation; covered Home Affairs - Transport and Liberal Party. Later Head of Foreign Affairs, 1975. Specialised in Defence. Retired 1981.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/14/1 Letter Book: Transport Nov.-Dec. 1969

    Lamont, Norman, 1966-1967

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1966. Specialised in Health and Social Security. Left in Dec 1967.

CRD/L/3/15/1 Letter Book: Health and Social Security Jan. 1966-Jan. 1967
CRD/L/3/15/2 Letter Book: Health and Social Security 1967
CRD/L/3/15/3 Letter Book: Health and Social Security 1967
CRD/L/3/15/4 Letter Book: Health and Social Security 1967

    Marten, Rosemary, 1968-1970

Note: Joined CRD in Dec. 1967. Specialised in Health and Social Security. Left in Nov. 1970.

CRD/L/3/16/1 Letter Book: Health and Social Services Jan.-Dec. 1968
CRD/L/3/16/2 Letter Book: Social Security 1969-1970
CRD/L/3/16/3 Letter Book: Social Security 1970

    Mather, Lt.-Col. Carol, 1970

Note: Joined CRD in Jun. 1962. Specialised in Aviation. Left in 1970.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/17/1 Letter Book: Aviation, Science Mar. 1970

    Minoprio, Peter, 1967-1970

Note: Joined CRD in Apr. 1957, specialising in Agriculture. Left in Aug. 1960. Rejoined Jul. 1961. Specialised in International Trade. Left Jul. 1964. Rejoined Apr. 1968, specialising in Trade and Industry. Left Feb. 1973.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/18/1 Letter Book: Trade and Industry 1967-1970

    Nicholson, David, 1972-1974

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1972. Specialised in Opinion Polls, Electoral Statistics, and Industrial Relations.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/19/1 Memo Books: Opinion polls, opposition monitoring, industrial relations Jun. 1972-Sep. 1973
CRD/L/3/19/2 Letter Book: Industrial relations Jul. 1973-Feb. 1974

    Patten, Chris, 1966-1970

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1966 and specialised in Scottish Affairs. Left in Jul. 1967 and re-joined in Aug 1968, specialising in Local Government and Social Policy. Left in 1970.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/20/1 Letter Book: Miscellaneous, including local government and arts Jan. 1966-Feb. 1974
CRD/L/3/20/2 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence (primarily election) Apr.-Jun. 1970
CRD/L/3/20/3 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence (with index) Jul.-Oct. 1970

    Ridler, Barbara, 1971-1980

CRD/L/3/21/1 Letter Book: Establishment Officer general correspondence 1971-80
CRD/L/3/21/2 Letter Book: Establishment Officer political correspondence Feb. 1972-Apr. 1980

    Walker, Sandy, 1965-1970

Note: Joined CRD as Assistant Director of Administration in May 1977 (for the International Office?). Retired 1980.

Related Material:

CRD/L/3/22/1 Redistribution of seats 1965-1969
CRD/L/3/22/2 Representation of the People 1968-1970
CRD/L/3/22/3 Conservative Public Sector Research Unit (general) 1968-1970
CRD/L/3/22/4 Counsels' joint opinion re. Prerogative Order of Mandamus 1969




Letter books, 1974-1983

    Bickham, Edward, 1980-1984

Note: Specialised in European Communities.

CRD/L/4/1/1 Letter Book: European Communities Mar.-Aug. 1980
CRD/L/4/1/2 Letter Book: European Communities Sep.-Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/1/3 Letter Book: European Communities Feb.-May 1981
CRD/L/4/1/4 Letter Book: European Communities May-Jun. 1981
CRD/L/4/1/5 Letter Book: European Communities (with index) Jun.-Sep. 1981
CRD/L/4/1/6 Letter Book: European Communities (with index) Sep.-Nov. 1981
CRD/L/4/1/7 Letter Book: European Communities Nov. 1981-Feb. 1982
CRD/L/4/1/8 Letter Book: European Communities Feb.-Apr. 1982
CRD/L/4/1/9 Letter Book: European Communities Apr.-Jul. 1982
CRD/L/4/1/10 Letter Book: European Communities Jul.-Oct. 1982
CRD/L/4/1/11 Letter Book: European Communities Oct.-Dec. 1982
CRD/L/4/1/12 Letter Book: European Communities Dec. 1982-Mar. 1983
CRD/L/4/1/13 Letter Book: European Communities Mar.-May 1983
CRD/L/4/1/14 Letter Book: European Communities May 1983-Oct. 1984

    Blakeley, Godfrey, 1979-1980

CRD/L/4/2/1 Letter Book: Miscellaneous articles and memos Sep. 1979-Feb. 1980
CRD/L/4/2/2 Letter Book: Miscellaneous articles and memos Feb.-May 1980

    Block, Geoffrey, 1974-1985

Note: Joined CRD in May 1946. At some time Head of Home Affairs Section and later, Assistant Director (Information). Industrial Research Committee, c1955-1956. OBE in late 1960s.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/3/1 Letter Book (Vol. 81): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Jan.-Aug. 1974
CRD/L/4/3/2 Letter Book (Vol. 82): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Sep. 1974-Jul. 1975
CRD/L/4/3/3 Letter Book (Vol. 83): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) (indexed) Aug. 1975-Apr. 1976
CRD/L/4/3/4 Letter Book (Vol. 84): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) (indexed) Apr.-Oct. 1976
CRD/L/4/3/5 Letter Book (Vol. 85): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Oct. 1976-Jul. 1977
CRD/L/4/3/6 Letter Book (Vol. 1 - New Series): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Dec. 1977-Jul. 1978
CRD/L/4/3/7 Letter Book (Vol. 2 - New Series): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Jul.-Nov. 1978
CRD/L/4/3/8 Letter Book (Vol. 3 - New Series): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Dec. 1978-Mar. 1979
CRD/L/4/3/9 Letter Book (Vol. 4 - New Series): May 1979 GE Apr.-May 1979
CRD/L/4/3/10 Letter Book (Vol. 5): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) May-Jul. 1979
CRD/L/4/3/11 Letter Book (Vol. 6): Information Department correspondence and research enquiries (including publications) Aug. 1979-Jan. 1980
CRD/L/4/3/12 Policy Group on Public Service Report 1974-1976
CRD/L/4/3/13 Civil Service Papers 1976-1977
CRD/L/4/3/14 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Printed reports (1910s) 1970s
CRD/L/4/3/16 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Sundry notes 1970-1980s
CRD/L/4/3/18 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Research notes 1980s
CRD/L/4/3/19 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Parliamentary activities notes (1910s) 1980s
CRD/L/4/3/20 Personnel of the Unionist Social Reform Committee 1980-1984
CRD/L/4/3/21 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Research receipts 1980-1984
CRD/L/4/3/22 Agriculture & the Unionist Social Reform Committee 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/3/23 Unionist Social Reform Committee: References & reading notes 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/3/25 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Biographies (I: A-K) n.d.
CRD/L/4/3/26 Unionist Social Reform Committee: Biographies (II: L-Z) n.d.
CRD/L/4/3/27 Biography card index n.d.
CRD/L/4/3/28 Early Conservative election posters locations (mostly pre-1930s) 1970s
CRD/L/4/3/29 Law Reform: Clippings and papers 1971-1978
CRD/L/4/3/30 Law Reform: Research and correspondence 1974-1975
CRD/L/4/3/31 Legal Committee (Rawlinson Committee): Notes 1975-1977
CRD/L/4/3/32 Legal Committee (Rawlinson Committee): Notes and minutes 1978-1979
CRD/L/4/3/33 Marxism: Book reviews 1982
CRD/L/4/3/35 Past Party History: Notes on MSS and theses locations n.d.
CRD/L/4/3/36 Conservative Social and Industrial Reform, by Charles Bellairs (with annotations by Geoffrey Block) 1977

    Boswell, Tim, 1974-1977

Note: Joined CRD in 1966, specialising in agriculture, taxation and economics. Head of Economic Section 1970-1973. Biography in front of letter book.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/4/1 Letter Book: Taxation, agriculture and economics (with index) Nov. 1974-Sep. 1975
CRD/L/4/4/2 Letter Book: Taxation, agriculture and economics Oct. 1976-May 1977

    Britto, Keith, 1976-1985

Note: Conservative Party expert on psephology and analysis of opinion polling data, 1974-1993. 1970s: Involved with marketing, publications, opinion research. Marketing Department, 1981-1983 (founded with Chris Lawson). Press and Communications, 1983-1986 (Deputy Director 1984-1986, signed as 'Assistant Director' early Jul. 1984). Deputy Director, Special Services Department, 1986-1989 (under Director Christopher Lawson). Department covered special services (including opinion research), computer services (including conference security) and literature prep and distribution.

        Memo Books, 1976-1985

CRD/L/4/5/1/1 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Sep. 1976-Feb. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/2 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Feb.-Apr. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/3 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Apr.-Jun. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/4 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Jun.-Aug. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/5 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Aug.-Sep. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/6 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Sep.-Nov. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/7 Memo Book: Publications, marketing and opinion research (with index) Nov.-Dec. 1977
CRD/L/4/5/1/8 Memo Book: Special Services/Marketing July-Aug. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/1/9 Memo Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Sept. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/1/10 Memo Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Oct. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/1/11 Memo Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Nov. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/1/12 Memo Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Dec. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/1/13 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Jan. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/14 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Feb. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/15 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Mar. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/16 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Apr. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/17 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) May 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/18 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) June 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/19 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Aug. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/20 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Sept. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/21 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Oct. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/22 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Nov. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/23 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Dec. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/1/24 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Jan. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/25 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Feb. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/26 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Mar. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/27 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Apr. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/28 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications May 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/29 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications June 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/30 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications July 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/31 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Aug. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/32 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Sept. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/33 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Oct. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/34 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Nov. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/1/35 Memo Book: Special Services/press and communications Dec. 1985

        Letter Books, 1982-1985

CRD/L/4/5/2/1 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Sep. 1982
CRD/L/4/5/2/2 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Oct. 1982
CRD/L/4/5/2/3 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Nov. 1982
CRD/L/4/5/2/4 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Dec. 1982
CRD/L/4/5/2/5 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Jan. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/6 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Feb. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/7 Letter Book: Marketing and opinion research Mar. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/8 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing Apr. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/9 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing May 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/10 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing June 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/11 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing July 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/12 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) July-Aug. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/13 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Sept. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/14 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Oct. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/15 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Nov. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/16 Letter Book: Special Services/Marketing (with index) Dec. 1983
CRD/L/4/5/2/17 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Feb. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/18 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Mar. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/19 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Apr. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/20 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) May 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/21 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) June 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/22 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) July 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/23 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications (with index) Aug. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/24 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Sept. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/25 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Oct. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/26 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Nov. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/27 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Dec. 1984
CRD/L/4/5/2/28 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Jan. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/29 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Jan. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/30 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Feb. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/31 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Mar. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/32 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Apr. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/33 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications May 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/34 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications June 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/35 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications July 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/36 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Aug. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/37 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Sept. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/38 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Oct. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/39 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Nov. 1985
CRD/L/4/5/2/40 Letter Book: Special Services/press and communications Dec. 1985

    Buchanan, Elizabeth, 1984-1985

Note: Home Office Desk Officer, May 1985-1986. Worked for Timothy Bell and as spokeswoman for Thatcher/Parkinson. Later Private Secretary to HRH Prince Charles.

CRD/L/4/6/1 Letter Book: Environment Sept. 1984-May 1985
CRD/L/4/6/3 Letter Book: Home Office Desk Officer correspondence May-Oct. 1985

    Chaplin, Judith, 1985-1987

Note: Home Affairs, ?-1985; Economic Section, 1985-?.

CRD/L/4/7/1 Letter Book: Social Security May-July 1985

    Chapman, Christine, 1979-1982

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/8/1 Letter Book: Education Oct.-Nov. 1979
CRD/L/4/8/2 Letter Book: Education Nov.-Dec. 1979
CRD/L/4/8/3 Letter Book: Education Feb.-Jun. 1980
CRD/L/4/8/4 Letter Book: Education Jun.-Nov. 1980
CRD/L/4/8/5 Letter Book: Education Nov.-Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/8/6 Letter Book: Education Jan.-Apr. 1981
CRD/L/4/8/7 Letter Book: Education and women Apr.-Jun. 1981
CRD/L/4/8/8 Letter Book: Education May-Nov. 1981
CRD/L/4/8/9 Letter Book: Education and women Nov. 1981-Mar. 1982

    Clarke, David, 1974

Note: Joined CRD 1946; Director until 1951. It is unclear in what capacity these letters were produced.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/9/1 Letter Book: Correspondence (briefs, press, public) 1974

    Clarke, Nigel, 1984-1985

Note: Political Section.

Related Material: See also:

CRD/L/4/10/1 Letter Book: Political policy and BBC appearances June 1984-Aug. 1985

    Cooke, Alistair, 1978-1981

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/12/1 Letter Book: Northern Ireland Nov. 1978-Jul. 1979
CRD/L/4/12/2 Letter Book: Northern Ireland Oct. 1979-May 1980
CRD/L/4/12/3 Letter Book: Northern Ireland Sep. 1980-Jun. 1981
CRD/L/4/12/4 Letter Book: Northern Ireland and Civil Service pay dispute Jun.-Sep. 1981
CRD/L/4/12/5 Letter Book: Northern Ireland Oct.-Nov. 1981

    Darwall, Rupert, 1985

Note: Specialised in Economics and Business (adviser to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1993).

CRD/L/4/13/1 Letter Book: Economy and industry Sept. 1984-Feb. 1985
CRD/L/4/13/2 Letter Book: Employment Feb.-Jun. 1985

    Douglas, James, 1974-1977

Note: Joined CRD in Feb 1952. Head of Economic Section, 1958. Director of CRD from 18 Sep. 1970.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/14/1 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence 1974-1977
CRD/L/4/14/2 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence (with index) Feb.-Jun. 1976
CRD/L/4/14/3 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence (with index) Jun.-Dec. 1976
CRD/L/4/14/4 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence Dec. 1976-May 1977
CRD/L/4/14/5 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence May-Aug. 1977
CRD/L/4/14/6 Letter Book: Papers, primarily minutes and speech/research notes 1976-1977
CRD/L/4/14/7 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence 1976-1977
CRD/L/4/14/8 Letter Book: Research, policy and miscellaneous correspondence 1977
CRD/L/4/14/9 Letter Book: 'Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisations (QUANGOS): Some Suitable Cases for Surgery' 1977

    Dunlop, Andrew, 1984-1985

Related Material: See also:

CRD/L/4/15/1 Letter Book: Trade and industry Nov. 1984-May 1985

    Dykes, Christine, 1982-1985

Note: Health Services Desk.

CRD/L/4/16/1 Letter Book: Health Services Oct. 1982-Mar. 1983
CRD/L/4/16/2 Letter Book: Health Services Nov. 1983
CRD/L/4/16/3 Letter Book: Health Services Dec. 1983-June 1984
CRD/L/4/16/4 Letter Book: Health Services Jan.-May 1985

    Ehrmann, Richard, 1983-1984

CRD/L/4/17/1 Letter Book: Trade and industry Jan.-Dec. 1983
CRD/L/4/17/2 Letter Book: Trade and industry Jan.-Feb. 1984

    Fanthorpe, David, 1984

Note: Deputy Director under Thatcher.

CRD/L/4/18/1 Letter Book: Health Jan.-Feb. 1984
CRD/L/4/18/2 Letter Book: Health (including 'On the Record' film on quality of life) Jan.-Feb. 1984

    Fraser, Maurice, 1984-1985

Note: Joined CRD 1984; Home Affairs Officer, 1984-1986 (Head of Home Affairs, 1987); Alliance Desk Officer; Head of Political Section; Assistant Director; left CRD Feb. 1989.

CRD/L/4/19/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs Sept. 1984-May 1985

    Gleeson, Dermot, 1976-1979

Note: Joined 1974 in political section; Home Affairs head, ?-1977; left 1977 to be member of Sir Christopher Tugendhat's cabinet in the European Commission, 1977-1979; Governor of BBC until 2008.

CRD/L/4/23/1 Letter Book: Home Affairs Apr.-Jun. 1976
CRD/L/4/23/2 Letter Book: Home Affairs Jul.-Sep. 1976
CRD/L/4/23/3 Letter Book: General Feb.-May 1979

    Graham, Alastair, 1984-1985

Note: European Desk Officer, 1984-1988 (liaising with the EDG in Strasbourg each month).

CRD/L/4/24/1 Letter Book: European Affairs July-Dec. 1984

    Greenland, Anthony GM, 1981

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1948. Specialised in Fuel and Power, Transport, and Education. Chief Editor from 1972. Retired 1985 but worked as consultant.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/25/1 Letter Book: General 1981

    Greig, John, 1984

Note: Head of Foreign Affairs Section, 1983 until his death in 1986.

CRD/L/4/27/1 Letter Book: Foreign Affairs Jan.-Dec. 1984

    Guyver, Christopher, 1985

Note: Joined CRD Jan. 1985 (Energy and Industry?). Left Dec. 1986. Later advised Secretary of State for Energy.

CRD/L/4/28/1 Letter Book: Energy and industry Jan.-Oct. 1985
CRD/L/4/28/2 Letter Book: Energy and industry Oct.-Dec. 1985

    Harris, Robin, 1978-1983

Note: Joined CRD in 1978 and was: Desk Officer for housing and industrial policy, 1978-81; Special Adviser (Treasury), 1981-83; Special Adviser (Home Office), 1983-85; and CRD Director, 1985-89. Left CRD in Dec. 1989.

CRD/L/4/29/1 Letter Book: Housing 1978-1979
CRD/L/4/29/2 Letter Book: Trade and industry May-Jul. 1979
CRD/L/4/29/3 Letter Book: Trade and industry Sep. 1979-Feb. 1980
CRD/L/4/29/4 Letter Book: Trade and industry Feb.-Aug. 1980
CRD/L/4/29/5 Letter Book: Industry Oct. 1980-Mar. 1981
CRD/L/4/29/6 Letter Book: Industry Mar.-Jun. 1981
CRD/L/4/29/7 Letter Book: Economics Jun.-Oct. 1981
CRD/L/4/29/8 Letter Book: Economics and industry Apr.-May 1983

    Hill, Jonathan, 1985

Note: Joined May 1985. Employment Desk Officer working part-time as Special Adviser to Norman Tebbit. Left Dec. 1986.

CRD/L/4/32/1 Letter Book: Employment 1985

    Hobson, Dominic, 1983

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/33/1 Letter Book: Unemployment Jan.-Mar. 1981
CRD/L/4/33/2 Letter Book: Economy and Employment (I) Apr.-Oct. 1983
CRD/L/4/33/3 Letter Book: Economy and Employment (II) Apr.-Oct. 1983

    Hornby, David, 1980

CRD/L/4/34/1 Letter Book: General and Lords Questions May-Sep. 1980

    Hutt, Tony, 1974-1983

Note: Joined CRD in Apr. 1971. Specialised in Local Government, Environment, Planning, and the Arts, briefly in Education. Head of Home Affairs from Nov. 1982. Left Jan. 1984.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/35/1 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government 1 Jan.-12 Apr. 1974
CRD/L/4/35/2 Letter Book: Planning, Local Government and arts 20 Aug.-16 Dec. 1975
CRD/L/4/35/3 Letter Book: Planning, Local Government and arts 16 Dec.-1 Apr. 1976
CRD/L/4/35/4 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and arts 1 Apr.-30 Jun. 1976
CRD/L/4/35/5 Letter Book: Local Government Jul.-Sep. 1976
CRD/L/4/35/6 Letter Book: Local Government Oct.-Dec. 1976
CRD/L/4/35/7 Letter Book: Local Authorities' Conditions of Service Advisory Board (LACSAB) 1977
CRD/L/4/35/8 Letter Book: Local Government 1976-1977
CRD/L/4/35/9 Letter Book: Local Government Jan.-Mar. 1977
CRD/L/4/35/10 Letter Book: Planning/environment and Local Government 1 Apr.-30 Jun. 1977
CRD/L/4/35/11 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and arts 1 Jul.-30 Sep. 1977
CRD/L/4/35/12 Letter Book: Planning/environment and sports 1 Oct.-31 Dec. 1977
CRD/L/4/35/13 Letter Book: Michael Heseltine and environment 1977-1982
CRD/L/4/35/14 Letter Book: Planning/environment 1 Jan.-31 Mar. 1978
CRD/L/4/35/15 Letter Book: Planning/environment 1 Apr.-12 Jun. 1978
CRD/L/4/35/16 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and sports (including Manifesto) 15 Jun.-18 Aug. 1978
CRD/L/4/35/17 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and sports 4 Sep.-7 Nov. 1978
CRD/L/4/35/18 Letter Book: Planning/environment and sports 8 Nov.-22 Dec. 1978
CRD/L/4/35/19 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and sports 1 Jan.-8 Mar. 1979
CRD/L/4/35/20 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and arts 9 Mar.-3 Apr. 1979
CRD/L/4/35/21 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and sports 21 May-13 Sep. 1979
CRD/L/4/35/22 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government 13 Sep. 1979-9 Jan. 1980
CRD/L/4/35/23 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government 10 Jan.-13 May 1980
CRD/L/4/35/24 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government 13 May-1 Sep. 1980
CRD/L/4/35/25 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government 2 Sept-10 Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/35/26 Letter Book: Planning/environment and Local Government 10 Dec. 1980-23 May 1981
CRD/L/4/35/27 Letter Book: Planning/environment and Local Government 1 Jun.-30 Sep. 1981
CRD/L/4/35/28 Letter Book: Planning/environment, Local Government and arts 1 Oct.-30 Nov. 1981
CRD/L/4/35/29 Letter Book: Planning/environment 2 Dec.1981-26 Feb. 1982
CRD/L/4/35/30 Letter Book: Planning/environment 1 Mar.-7 Apr. 1982
CRD/L/4/35/31 Letter Book: Planning/environment and Local Government 7 Apr.-27 May 1982
CRD/L/4/35/32 Letter Book: Planning/environment and Local Government 30 May-5 Aug. 1982
CRD/L/4/35/33 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government Aug.-Oct. 1982
CRD/L/4/35/34 Letter Book: Planning/housing 1 Jan.-31 Mar. 1983
CRD/L/4/35/35 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government 1 Jan.-1 June 1983
CRD/L/4/35/36 Letter Book: Planning and Local Government (including rate reform) 6 Apr.-31 May 1983

    Joynes, Col. P, 1978-1980

Note: Joined CRD in Oct. 1969. Started in Transport and Aviation; covered Home Affairs - Transport and Liberal Party. Later Head of Foreign Affairs, 1975. Specialised in Defence. Retired 1981.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/36/1 Letter Book: Defence Oct.-Dec. 1978
CRD/L/4/36/2 Letter Book: Defence Jan.-Mar. 1979
CRD/L/4/36/3 Letter Book: Defence Mar.-Apr. 1979
CRD/L/4/36/4 Letter Book: Defence Apr.-May 1979
CRD/L/4/36/5 Letter Book: Defence May-Jul. 1979
CRD/L/4/36/6 Letter Book: Defence Jul.-Oct. 1979
CRD/L/4/36/7 Letter Book: Defence Oct.-Dec. 1979
CRD/L/4/36/8 Letter Book: Defence (including nuclear) Mar.-Aug. 1980
CRD/L/4/36/9 Letter Book: Defence (including nuclear) Aug.-Dec. 1980

    Lilley, Peter, 1982

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/37/1 Letter Book: Industry and employment May-Oct. 1981
CRD/L/4/37/2 Letter Book: Industry and employment Feb.-Mar. 1982

    McDermott, Evelyn, 1979-1982

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/38/1 Letter Book: Scotland Oct. 1979-Mar. 1980
CRD/L/4/38/2 Letter Book: Home Affairs (including letters re. Bhuva case) Apr.-Nov. 1982

    Marsh, Katherine, 1980-1981

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/39/1 Letter Book: Housing and transport Oct.-Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/39/2 Letter Book: Housing, transport, environment Dec. 1980-May 1981
CRD/L/4/39/3 Letter Book: Energy May-Jul. 1981

    Mayhew, Sir Patrick, 1977-1978

CRD/L/4/41/1 Letter Book: Law and Order (The Right Approach to Law and Order) 1977-1978

    Mockler, Chris, 1978-1983

Note: Joined CRD in Jun. 1971. Economic Section.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/43/1 Letter Book: Strikes and supplementary benefits 1978-1979
CRD/L/4/43/2 Letter Book: Social Services 1979-1983
CRD/L/4/43/3 Letter Book: Home Affairs Nov. 1978-Mar. 1979
CRD/L/4/43/4 Letter Book: Home Affairs Apr.-Dec. 1979
CRD/L/4/43/5 Letter Book: Home Affairs (Policy Groups) Mar. 1979-Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/43/6 Letter Book: Home Affairs Dec. 1979-Mar. 1981
CRD/L/4/43/7 Letter Book: Home Affairs Mar.-Oct. 1981
CRD/L/4/43/8 Letter Book: Home Affairs Oct.-Nov. 1981
CRD/L/4/43/9 Letter Book: Home Affairs Nov. 1981-Jun. 1982
CRD/L/4/43/10 Letter Book: Home Affairs Feb.-Jun. 1982
CRD/L/4/43/11 Letter Book: Home Affairs Oct. 1982-Mar. 1983

    Moody, Jeremy, 1983

CRD/L/4/44/1 Letter Book: Opposition monitoring/elections Jan.-Dec. 1983

    Moss, Philip, 1984-1985

Note: Political Section, 1985.

CRD/L/4/45/1 Letter Book: Opposition monitoring May 1984-July 1985

    Nicholson, David, 1974-1982

Note: Joined CRD in Jan. 1972. Specialised in Opinion Polls, Electoral Statistics, and Industrial Relations.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/46/1 Letter Book: Political strategy Jun. 1974-Mar. 1975
CRD/L/4/46/2 Miscellaneous policy 1974-1975
CRD/L/4/46/3 Letter Book: Economy 1975-1977
CRD/L/4/46/4 Letter Book: Political strategy and opinion research 1975-1977
CRD/L/4/46/5 Letter Book: Political strategy and election statistics 1976-1977
CRD/L/4/46/6 Non-letter book correspondence: Opposition monitoring and election statistics May 1977-Sep. 1978
CRD/L/4/46/7 Letter Book: Political strategy, incl. elections (draft replies) 1978
CRD/L/4/46/8 Letter Book: 1979 GE opposition campaigns 1979
CRD/L/4/46/9 Letter Book: Opposition monitoring and election statistics Jan.-Mar. 1979
CRD/L/4/46/10 Letter Book: Economy Jan.-Jun. 1979
CRD/L/4/46/11 Letter Book: Industrial relations Sep.-Nov. 1979
CRD/L/4/46/12 Political and election policy 1981
CRD/L/4/46/13 Letter Book: Industrial relations Jan. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/14 Letter Book: Policy, Olympic boycott Feb. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/15 Letter Book: Budget Apr. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/16 Letter Book: General Papers Apr.-Oct. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/17 Letter Book: The Meaning of Conservative in Our Time drafts May-Jun. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/18 Letter Book: Opposition monitoring, industrial relations Jun.-Sep. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/19 Letter Book: Opinion Research Jun.-Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/20 Letter Book: Industrial relations, PPB Jul.-Aug. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/21 Letter Book: Industrial relations, political policy Sep. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/22 Letter Book: Monitoring Political Parties Sep.-Nov. 1980
CRD/L/4/46/23 Letter Book: Monitoring Political Parties Nov. 1980-Mar. 1981
CRD/L/4/46/24 Drafts and Extracts: Monitoring Political Parties Mar.-Oct. 1981
CRD/L/4/46/25 Letter Book: Monitoring SDP/Liberals Mar. 1981-Feb. 1982
CRD/L/4/46/26 Miscellaneous policy 1981-1982
CRD/L/4/46/27 Letter Book: Political strategy Jan.-Mar. 1982
CRD/L/4/46/28 Letter Book: Political strategy Apr.-May 1982
CRD/L/4/46/29 Letter Book: Statistics, the EEC, Political Strategy Jun.-Aug. 1982

    Nicholson, Emma, 1975-1985

CRD/L/4/47/1 CWNC 'Madam Chairman' letters 1975-1982
CRD/L/4/47/2 CWNC Reports 1977-1983
CRD/L/4/47/3 Letter Book: Vice Chairman's meetings 1983
CRD/L/4/47/4 Letter Book: Party Conference 1983
CRD/L/4/47/5 Letter Book: Abolition of GLC/Hammersmith/Fulham 1984
CRD/L/4/47/6 Letter Book: Computers CCO 1983-1984
CRD/L/4/47/7 CWNC Oxford Conference 1983-1984
CRD/L/4/47/8 300 Group 1983-1984
CRD/L/4/47/9 CWNC and Sub-Committee lists 1983-1984
CRD/L/4/47/10 Europe/International business 1983-1985
CRD/L/4/47/11 Letter Book: Agents' employment 1983-1985
CRD/L/4/47/12 CWNC November conferences 1983-1985
CRD/L/4/47/13 CWNC outside organisations 1983-1985
CRD/L/4/47/14 CWNC General Purpose Sub-Committee 1983-1985
CRD/L/4/47/15 Letter Book: Candidates 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/47/16 CWNC Conference 1985 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/47/17 Margaret Palmer Correspondence 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/47/18 EUW Branches 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/47/19 CWNC 1984-1985
CRD/L/4/47/20 Younger Women's Rally, Solihull 1985
CRD/L/4/47/21 EUW Assembly 1985 1985
CRD/L/4/47/22 EUW Finance and General Purposes Committee 1985

    Passmore, Biddy, 1978-1979

CRD/L/4/48/1 Letter Book: Education Jan. 1978, Jan. 1979
CRD/L/4/48/2 Letter Book: Education Feb. 1979
CRD/L/4/48/3 Letter Book: Education Feb.-Mar. 1979
CRD/L/4/48/4 Letter Book: Education Mar.-Apr. 1979
CRD/L/4/48/5 Letter Book: Industrial Relations/employment Jun.-Sep. 1979

    Ridley, Andrew, 1976-1978

CRD/L/4/49/1 Letter Book: Briefing notes for Thatcher (economy and industry) 1976-1978
CRD/L/4/49/2 Letter Book: Briefing notes for Thatcher (economy and industry) 1976-1979
CRD/L/4/49/3 Letter Book: Briefing notes for Thatcher (economy and industry) 1977

    Sewill, Brendon, 1974

Note: Joined CRD in Dec. 1953. Specialised in Atomic Energy and Finance before becoming Head of Economic Section. Became Director in Dec. 1964.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/51/1 Research Department Policy Weekend Jan. 1974

    Shipley, Peter, 1980-1982

Note: Joined CRD Jan. 1980. Responsible for Labour Party and extremist matters. Left CRD Jul. 1982. Returned as consultant 1985-1990.

CRD/L/4/52/1 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Jan.-Sep. 1980
CRD/L/4/52/2 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Oct. 1980-Jan. 1981
CRD/L/4/52/3 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Jan.-Mar. 1981
CRD/L/4/52/4 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Mar.-Aug. 1981
CRD/L/4/52/5 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Sep.-Nov. 1981
CRD/L/4/52/6 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Sep. 1981-Jul. 1982
CRD/L/4/52/7 Letter Book: Labour and the Left Nov. 1981-Feb. 1982

    True, Nick, 1977-1982

Note: Joined CRD Oct. 1975. Initially responsible for Economics (energy and trade), later Home Office Affairs. Left CRD Apr. 1982.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/55/1 Letter Book: Policy Groups (abortive) 1977-1981
CRD/L/4/55/2 Letter Book: Home Office, including immigration Feb.-Oct. 1980
CRD/L/4/55/3 Letter Book: Home Office, including immigration May 1979-Feb. 1980
CRD/L/4/55/4 Letter Book: Home Office Nov. 1980-Apr. 1981
CRD/L/4/55/5 Letter Book: Home Office Apr.-Aug. 1981
CRD/L/4/55/6 Letter Book: Home Office Aug. 1981-Feb. 1982
CRD/L/4/55/7 Letter Book: Home Office (including publication 'Civil Defence: The Basic Facts') Mar.-Apr. 1982

    Turner, Robin, 1977-1985

Note: Joined CRD in Oct. 1971. Specialised in European Political Parties, the European Parliament, Eastern Europe, and East/West Relations. Left 1986.

CRD/L/4/56/1 Letter Book: South Africa Oct. 1977-Jan. 1978
CRD/L/4/56/2 Letter Book: South Africa Feb.-Jun. 1978
CRD/L/4/56/3 Letter Book: South Africa Jun.-Oct. 1978
CRD/L/4/56/4 Letter Book: South Africa Oct. 1978-Jan. 1979
CRD/L/4/56/5 Letter Book: South Africa Jan.-Apr. 1979
CRD/L/4/56/6 Letter Book: South Africa Apr.-Aug. 1979
CRD/L/4/56/7 Letter Book: Foreign Affairs Sep. 1979-Mar. 1980
CRD/L/4/56/8 Letter Book: Foreign Affairs Jun.-Nov. 1980
CRD/L/4/56/9 Letter Book: Foreign Affairs Nov. 1980-Mar. 1981
CRD/L/4/56/10 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs Jun.-Nov. 1981
CRD/L/4/56/11 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs Nov. 1981-Mar. 1982
CRD/L/4/56/12 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs Mar.-Jun. 1982
CRD/L/4/56/13 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs Nov. 1982-Feb. 1983
CRD/L/4/56/14 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs Feb. 1983-May 1983
CRD/L/4/56/15 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs May-July 1983
CRD/L/4/56/16 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs July-Nov. 1983
CRD/L/4/56/17 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs

Note: [The contents of this file were heavily weeded before it was transferred to the Conservative Party Archive. A contemporary index remains at the start of the file which shows what the full contents of the file, including list of correspondents, had been prior to weeding.]

Nov. 1983-Mar. 1984
CRD/L/4/56/18 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs

Note: [The contents of this file were heavily weeded before it was transferred to the Conservative Party Archive. A contemporary index remains at the start of the file which shows what the full contents of the file, including list of correspondents, had been prior to weeding.]

Mar.-Aug. 1984
CRD/L/4/56/19 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs

Note: [The contents of this file were heavily weeded before it was transferred to the Conservative Party Archive. A contemporary index remains at the start of the file which shows what the full contents of the file, including list of correspondents, had been prior to weeding.]

Aug.-Dec. 1984
CRD/L/4/56/20 Letter Book: Defence and Foreign Affairs

The papers comprise:-

  • Index of the former contents of the letter book prior to it being weeded, ND [c.1985]
  • Letter from Richard A Jones, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, concerning reductions in the Local Overseas Allowance paid to British servicemen in Germany, 24/04/1985
  • Brief note concerning Defence spending, 03/05/1985 [Author not stated, presumably Robin Turner]
  • Paper, 'Defence Policy in the Light of the VE Day Anniversary', 08/05/1985 [Author not stated, presumably Robin Turner]
  • Defence briefs:-
    • DEF(85)1R Disarmament and Arms Control, 11/01/1985 [Author: Robin Turner/JR]
    • DEF(85)2R Trident, 08/02/1985 [Author: Robin Turner/JR]
    • DEF(85)3 The Sinking of the General Belgrano, 13/02/1985 [Author: Robin Turner/JR]
    • DEF(85)4R Relations with the Soviet Union, 06/03/1985 [Author: Robin Turner/JR]
    • DEF(85)5R The Strategic Defence Initiative (Starwars), 21/03/1985 [Author: Robin Turner/JR]
    • DEF(85)6 The 1985 Defence White Paper, 06/06/1985 [Author: Robin Turner/JR]
  • Foreign Affairs briefs:-
    • FA(85)4R Overseas Development, 07/06/1985 [Author: Robin Turner]

Jan-Jun 1985

    Walker, Sandy, 1975-1979

Note: Joined CRD as Assistant Director of Administration in May 1977 (for the International Office?). Retired 1980.

Related Material:

CRD/L/4/58/1 Policy Sub-Committee correspondence 1975-1977
CRD/L/4/58/2 Policy Sub-Committee papers 1977-1978
CRD/L/4/58/3 Letter Book: CRD Office Oct. 1977-Nov. 1978
CRD/L/4/58/4 Letter Book: Office organisation Oct. 1977-May 1979
CRD/L/4/58/5 Policy Sub-Committee correspondence 1975-1977
CRD/L/4/58/6 CRD briefs 1977-1979
CRD/L/4/58/7 Stepping Stones 1978
CRD/L/4/58/8 Stepping Stones 1978
CRD/L/4/58/9 Stepping Stones Feb.-May 1978
CRD/L/4/58/10 General Aug.-Oct. 1978
CRD/L/4/58/11 General Election 1978-1979 (I) 1978-1979
CRD/L/4/58/12 General Election 1978-1979 (II) 1978-1979
CRD/L/4/58/13 Question of Policy Committees 1979
CRD/L/4/58/14 List of key political speeches 1979
CRD/L/4/58/15 Questions of Policy 1979

    West, Joan, 1979-1985

CRD/L/4/59/1 Letter Book: Library 1974-1979
CRD/L/4/59/2 Letter Book: Library Jan.-Dec. 1980
CRD/L/4/59/3 Letter Book: Library Jan.-Dec. 1981
CRD/L/4/59/4 Letter Book: Library Jan.-Dec. 1982
CRD/L/4/59/5 Letter Book: Library Jan.-Dec. 1983
CRD/L/4/59/6 Letter Book: Library Jan.-Dec. 1984
CRD/L/4/59/7 Letter Book: Library Jan.-Dec. 1985

    Whittingdale, John, 1983-1984

Note: Joined Sept. 1982. Left Oct. 1984.

CRD/L/4/60/1 Letter Book: Political policy and PM's Questions (Vol. 1) Mar. 1983-Mar. 1984
CRD/L/4/60/2 Letter Book: Political policy and PM's Questions (Vol. 2) Mar. 1983-Mar. 1984

    Williams, Charles, 1984-1985

CRD/L/4/62/1 Letter Book: Housing Mar.-May 1984
CRD/L/4/62/2 Letter Book: Housing May-Nov. 1985

    Wooley, Piers, 1982-1983

CRD/L/4/63/1 Letter Book: Nationalised industries 1982
CRD/L/4/63/2 Letter Book: Foreign Affairs and defence Sept. 1982-Sept. 1983



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