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MAYHEW, Rt Hon Christopher Paget, Baron Mayhew of Wimbledon in Greater London (1915-1997)

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MAYHEW: 1 Correspondence between Mayhew and family members at Felthorpe Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, [1934]-1945


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[1934 May]-1940 May 9

Manuscript and typescript correspondence from Mayhew to members of his family, including his father, Sir Basil Mayhew and his mother, Lady Mayhew, at Felthorpe Hall, Norwich, mainly relating to his service as a lorry driver and gunner in the Surrey Yeomanry, attached to 392 Artillery Battery, 98 Field Regt, Royal Artillery, British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France. Letters relate to Mayhew's experiences during the early stages of the war in France and Flanders, Sep 1939-May 1940, and include several descriptions of the tedium of the 'phony war', relations between British and French troops, his interest in obtaining a commission and subsequent frustration with the British Army, details of marching, gunnery and training exercises, and the publication of his economic theories in Planned Investment (Fabian Society, London, 1939). 1 file.


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1940 May 11-1941 Dec 30

Manuscript and typescript correspondence from Mayhew to members of his family, including his father, Sir Basil Mayhew and his mother, Lady Mayhew, at Felthorpe Hall, Norwich, mainly relating to Mayhew's service in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France during the Battle of France, May-Jun 1940, and including mention of his dissatisfaction with the capabilities of the British Army in France, the withdrawal of all British forces in France towards the coast and the subsequent evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk, France, May 1940. Correspondence also includes mention of his transfer to the Officer Cadet Training Unit (OCTU) at Aldershot, Hampshire; his interest in entering the Ministry of Economic Warfare, War Office and his association with Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell (later Rt Hon) as Principal Private Secretary to the Minister of Economic Warfare; defensive preparations for a possible invasion of Great Britain by German forces; and detailed descriptions of German air raids and bombing attacks on British population centres, Aug-Mar 1941. 1 file.


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1942 Jan 13-1967 Jun 11

Manuscript and typescript correspondence from Mayhew to members of his family, including his father, Sir Basil Mayhew and his mother, Lady Mayhew, at Felthorpe Hall, Norwich, mainly relating to Mayhew's position as a junior in the Ministry of Economic Warfare, War Office, Jan-Mar 1942, and as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1950. Letters also include mention of Mayhew's service in GHQ Liaison Regt, UK Home Forces, May 1942-May 1943; his service as a staff officer in the Phantom Regt, British North Africa Force (BNAF), in Tunis and Bizerta, Tunisia, May 1943-Feb 1944; his service as a staff officer, Headquarters, 2 Army, British Liberation Army (BLA), May 1944-May 1945; and relations with British, French and Canadian allies, and French, Belgian and Dutch civilians. Correspondence after World War Two concerns Mayhew's position as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt Hon Herbert Stanley Morrison (later Baron Morrison of Lambeth), Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons, 1945-1946; Mayhew's plans for economic recovery in Europe as discussed with Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, 1945–1947; work with Prime Minister Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee and with Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, primarily concerning political and economic reconstruction in Europe, foreign delegation meetings with US, French, Soviet and British diplomats, 1947, and Mayhew's role as a member of the UK Delegation to the United Nations, Feb 1948. 1 file.


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22 Sep 1939-1946 Nov 15

Manuscript and typescript correspondence to Mayhew from family members and friends mainly relating to Mayhew's service in the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and the British Liberation Army (BLA), Labour Party and social events in Norfolk, and greetings from associates and well-wishers. 1 file.


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1936 May 13-1939 May 31

Newspaper cuttings, photographs and journal articles relating to Mayhew as Junior George Webb-Medley Scholar (Economics) at Oxford University and as President of the Oxford Union, 1936-1938.


MAYHEW: 2 Correspondence between Mayhew, close friends and members of the public, 1937-1997


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1937 Oct 18-1958 Feb 12

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Mayhew and close friends and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications, Labour Party service, including his tenure as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and his documentary television productions. Correspondents include Rt Hon Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton as Minister of Economic Warfare, 1940–1942, President of Board of Trade, 1942–1945, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1945–1947; Rt Hon Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps, Minister for Economic Affairs, 1947; Capt Basil Henry Liddell Hart; Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1945-1951; Prime Minister Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee. Letters also include a number of criticisms against UK foreign policy and include a death threat against Mayhew from Jewish organization the Stern Gang, 1947. 2 files.


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1959 Jan 13-1965 Dec 30

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Mayhew, close friends and colleagues and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications, Labour Party service and position as Minister of Defence (Royal Navy) and his documentary television productions. Correspondents include Rt Hon Hugh Todd Naylor Gaitskell, Bertrand (Arthur William) Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, Prime Minister (James) Harold Wilson, Adm Sir Frank (Henry Edward) Hopkins, Chief of Naval Staff, Ministry of Defence, and Sir Hugh (Carleton) Greene, Director-General of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 1 file.


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1966 Feb 21-1971 Dec 1

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Mayhew, close friends and colleagues and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications and Labour Party service, his resignation as Minister of Defence (Royal Navy) and his documentary television productions. Correspondents include Adm Sir Frank (Henry Edward) Hopkins, Chief of Naval Staff, Ministry of Defence; Adm of the Fleet Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma; Rt Hon Roy Harris Jenkins, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Papers include mention of Mayhew's criticisms of the Labour Party and his discontent with Labour Party foreign policies under Prime Minister Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson. 1 file.


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1972 Jan 13-1979 Nov 23

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Mayhew, close friends and colleagues and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications, his service in the Labour Party and his television productions. Correspondents include Prime Minister Rt Hon Edward (Richard George) Heath; Rt Hon (John) Jeremy Thorpe, Leader of the Liberal Party, 1967-1976; Rt Hon (John) Enoch Powell, and relate primarily to Mayhew's departure from the Labour Party and subsequent election as Liberal Member of Parliament for Bath in 1974, his interest in Arab-Israeli relations, and his chairmanship of the mental health charity MIND. 1 file.


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1980 Jun 6-1989 Oct 30

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Christopher Paget Mayhew, close friends and colleagues and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications and his Liberal Party service. 1 file.


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1990 May 3-1995 Aug 26

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Christopher Paget Mayhew, close friends and colleagues and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications, his Liberal Democratic Party service and his position as Liberal Democratic Party defence spokesman. Correspondents include Rt Hon Thomas Jeremy (Tom) King, Secretary of State for Defence, 1990; Adrian Liddell Hart. 1 file.


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1996 Jan 9-1996 Nov 26

Manuscript and typescript personal correspondence between Christopher Paget Mayhew, close friends and colleagues and members of the public, mainly relating to Mayhew's publications and his tenure as Liberal Democratic Party defence spokesman. Correspondents include Frederick Richard Penn Curzon, 7th Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence, 1996; Rt Hon Ann (Noreen) Widdecombe, Home Secretary, 1996. 1 file.


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1981 Jun 1-1981 Aug 26

Papers relating to the conferment of a life peerage on Mayhew and the adoption of his title Baron Mayhew of Wimbledon in Greater London. Papers include typescript letter from Prime Minister Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher informing Mayhew of the inclusion of his name on HM Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours List, 1 Jun 1981, and letters of congratulations from well-wishers and family members. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 3 Papers relating to Mayhew's service with Special Operations Executive (SOE), British North Africa Force (BNAF), Central Mediterranean Force (CMF) and British Liberation Army (BLA) during World War Two, 1942-1944


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1942 Mar 17

Typescript copy of autobiographical account written by Mayhew and intended for, although never posted to, his family at Felthorpe Hall, Norwich, relating to his service with Special Operations Executive (SOE), 1940-1942. Letter mentions in detail Mayhew's training at Matlock Intelligence Training Centre, Derbyshire, and SOE schemes and operations in occupied territories; detailed plans for assisting the escape of his brother Paul Mayhew from the K-Lines military internment camp at Curragh, Ireland; the workings of the Political Intelligence Department, SOE; actions of resistance fighters in occupied France; the planning of crop sabotage in occupied countries, including the spread of disease and contamination to beet root crops; the planning of sabotage in the event that Germany should invade Turkey; the spread of anti-communist propaganda in France and Spain; prospects for SOE activities in the Caucasus region and the Far East; the assassination of Axis agents; Mayhew's role as Private Secretary to Rt Hon Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Minister of Economic Warfare; details about equipment used by the SOE, including incendiary devices, limpet mines, itching powder; and, Mayhew's personal perceptions of various resistance fighter groups in occupied countries of Europe. 40 pages.


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1943 Jul 3-1943 Aug 5

Manuscript diary relating to Capt Mayhew's service in British North Africa Force (BNAF) and British Central Mediterranean Force (CMF), detailing the invasion of Sicily by British and US forces, Jul-Aug 1943. 15 pages.


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1944 Aug 5

Typescript memorandum from Capt Mayhew, as Special Forces representative, 2 Army Tactical Intelligence Committee, British Liberation Army (BLA), France, to Special Forces Headquarters, relating to the infiltration of agents to small resistance groups in the Canadian and British sectors of occupied France and their training for tactical sabotage against German forces, 5 Aug 1944. 2 pages.


MAYHEW: 4 Papers relating to Mayhew's service as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the establishment and operations of the Information Research Department (IRD), Foreign Office, 1946-1980


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1946 Dec 3-1980 May 3

Typescript memoranda and correspondence relating to Mayhew's position as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1950, and his establishment of the Information Research Department (IRD) within the Foreign Office, 1947, including letters from Mayhew to Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and typescript minutes relating to the establishment of the IRD. Papers relate primarily to Foreign Office attempts to curb the spread of Soviet and Chinese communism following World War Two; Foreign Office reactions to de-colonisation in the Far East and on the Indian sub-continent and Britain's role in aiding anti-Communist forces in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Far East. Papers include memoranda expressing concern over the partition of India, Jun 1947; the use of British propaganda newsreels in the USA, Oct 1947; memoranda and minutes relating to the UK's role in the suppression of communist insurrection in Greece, 1947; memoranda concerning the protests of the World Jewish Congress to Foreign Office decisions regarding the future of Palestine, 1947-48; the trial of German officers and civil servants at Nuremburg, Germany, 1947-48; the dismissal of UK civil servants for alleged communist sympathies. Papers also include letter to the Editor of the Times (London) in which Mayhew admits to his hiring of Soviet spy Guy Burgess to a confidential post during his tenure as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb 1976, and letters to Prime Minister Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher requesting that the Foreign Office reinstate the IRD, May 1980. 2 files.


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1946 May 16-1949 Dec 31

Facsimiles of memoranda and official documents relating to Mayhew's efforts in the Information Research Department (IRD), Foreign Office, to create and distribute anti-communist information globally and to prevent the infiltration of UK government departments by alleged communist sympathizers. Papers include note of meeting at the Foreign Office, London, in which Mayhew was authorized by Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and Prime Minister Rt Hon Clement Richard Attlee, to establish the IRD as a means to provide information about communist activities and to provide counter-propaganda and political warfare capabilities, Dec 1947; surveys of trade unions in the USSR; descriptions of liaison activities between the IRD and UK information officers at Overseas Missions; liaison activities with the London Press Service, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and UK High Commissioners abroad. Papers also include memoranda and official documents relating to the founding of 'Freedom First', an anti-communist periodical sponsored by the UK Foreign Office and distributed to foreign trade unions, Jun 1948. 1 box.


MAYHEW: 5 Correspondence, official memoranda and diary extracts relating to Mayhew's service as Principal Private Secretary to Rt Hon Herbert Morrison, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons and as Under Sec


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1945 Aug 29-1946 Jul 23

Correspondence and official memoranda from Mayhew as Principal Private Secretary to Rt Hon Herbert Stanley Morrison, Lord President of the Council and Leader of House of Commons, mainly relating to the co-ordination of economic planning in the UK following World War Two and work in the Central Office of Information, 1945-46. 21 letters.


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1946 Oct 25-1948 Dec 15

Typescript extracts from Mayhew's diary during his service as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1950. Extracts relate primarily to Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Bevin's decision regarding the future of Palestine, relations with the USSR, opinions of FM Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, 1st Earl Wavell, Viceroy of India, regarding the future of India; communist insurrection in Greece; Bevin's frustration with Rt Hon Herbert Stanley Morrison, Lord President of the Council and Leader of House of Commons; Rt Hon Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps; and, Rt Hon Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding foreign policy direction, 1948. 20 pages.


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1948 Oct 4-1949 May 28

Papers relating to Mayhew's service in the United Kingdom Delegation to the United Nations, including texts of speeches delivered to the United Nations General Assembly and memoranda relating to European economic recovery. 18 items.


MAYHEW: 6 Correspondence, publications and interview transcripts relating to Anglo-Soviet relations and the establishment of the Soviet Relations Committee, British Council, 1945-1991


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1945 Nov 13-1991-Nov 16

Semi-official correspondence between Mayhew and colleagues relating to political and cultural relations between the USSR and the UK and the establishment of the Soviet Relations Committee, British Council. Correspondents include Rt Hon Denis Winston Healey, (Anna) Eleanor Roosevelt, Rt Hon Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon, His Excellency Yakov A Malik, Soviet Ambassador to the UK, John (Dennis) Profumo, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sir Charles Hector Fitzroy Maclean, Bt, Rt Hon Douglas (Richard) Hurd, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. 1 file


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1951 Sep 4-1962 Jun 11

Publications and radio and television interview transcripts relating to political and cultural relations between the USSR and the UK and the function of the Soviet Relations Committee, British Council, under Mayhew.


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1955 Apr 21-1962 Dec 4

Papers relating to political and cultural relations between the USSR and the UK and the establishment of the Soviet Relations Committee, British Council, under Mayhew. Papers include typescript minutes of the first meeting of the Soviet Relations Committee, Apr 1955; record of meetings with Soviet cultural representatives relating to cultural exchanges between the USSR and the UK; and records of Mayhew's visits to the USSR. 1 file.


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1959 Dec 17-1970 Feb 17

Typescript correspondence and conference notes compiled by Mayhew as a list of international contacts primarily relating to Anglo-Soviet relations. Correspondents include Willy Brandt, Mayor of Berlin; John (Dennis) Profumo, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 7 Manuscript and typescript correspondence and memoranda, television and radio scripts and election pamphlets relating to Mayhew's service as a Labour Party Member of Parliament, 1945-1974


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[1945], 1951 Sep 27-1951 Nov 10

Election pamphlet for Mayhew as Labour Candidate for South Norfolk during the 1945 UK General Election. Manuscript and typescript research notes, economic figures, graphs and press cuttings relating to the 1951 General Election and the Labour Party television broadcast in which Mayhew discredits UK Conservative Party economic policy. 1 file.


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1951 Oct 17-1975 Jun 2

Papers relating to Labour Party election campaigns and television election broadcasts for the UK Labour Party, 1951-1975, and to Mayhew's resignation from the Labour Party, 1974. Papers include Labour Party television transmission script for a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) production, 17 Oct 1951; typescript letter from the Broadcasting Advisory Committee to the Labour Party detailing opinion polls relating to political party television broadcasts during the 1959 UK general election; typescript television broadcast script written by Mayhew for the 1964 General Election, entitled 'Twelve Wasted Years', 29 January 1964; and, congratulatory letters to Mayhew from well-wishers including Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, 1964. 2 files.


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1962 May 8-1971 24 Nov

Typescript and manuscript correspondence relating to Mayhew's criticisms of Labour Party policies and in particular the policies of the government of Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, including the 'East of Suez' defence policy and the perceived increase in influence of UK labour movements on Labour Party policy making. File also includes correspondence relating to Mayhew's backing of a Liberal Party candidate during a 1962 UK By-election. 1 file.


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1964 Jan 29-1964 Feb 14

Correspondence from members of the public to Mayhew relating to the Labour Party general election television broadcast, 'Twelve Wasted Years', 29 Jan 1964, many of which are critical of Mayhew and his appearance on the broadcast. 1 file.


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1964 May 19-1964 Aug 19

Papers relating to Mayhew's economic and diplomatic trip under the direction of Prime Minister Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson to Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana, 19 May-14 Jun 1964. Papers include typescript itineraries, minutes of meetings and diaries of social events with South American political and economic leaders. Also included are manuscripts notes and semi-official reports written by Mayhew detailing membership rosters of the Chilean Socialist Party and Christian Democratic Party, his personal experiences with South American leaders, his contacts with leading South American socialists including Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat, and drafts of articles recommending British economic and political interest in the region. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 8 Papers relating to Mayhew's service as Minister for Defence (Royal Navy) and his subsequent resignation from that post, 1964-1967


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1965 Jan 9-1966 Mar 3

Typescript and manuscript correspondence relating to Mayhew's role as Minister of Defence (Royal Navy) and his objection to defence policy under the Labour government of Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, and specifically to 'East of Suez' defence commitments and proposals to reduce UK aircraft carrier numbers, 19 Feb 1966. 1 file.


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1966 Feb 18-1966 May 25

Papers relating to Mayhew's resignation as Minister of Defence (Royal Navy), including manuscript notes prepared for his resignation address, 18 Feb 1966; copy of Mayhew's personal statement to the House of Commons, printed in Defence Review, 22 Feb 1966; typescript copy of script for the BBC television programme 'The World Today', in which Mayhew defends his resignation, 22 Feb 1966. 1 file.


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1966 Feb 13-1967 Feb 24

Newspaper and journal cuttings relating to Mayhew's objection to defence policy under the Labour government of Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson, and specifically to its 'East of Suez' defence commitments and proposals to reduce UK aircraft carrier numbers, and to Mayhew's subsequent resignation as Minister of Defence (Royal Navy). 2 files.


MAYHEW: 9 Correspondence, memoranda and publications relating to Anglo-Arab and Anglo-Israeli relations and Mayhew's chairmanship of the Arab Non-Arab Foundation (ANAF) and the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understandin


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1958 Jan 28-1971 Dec 7

Semi-official correspondence, meeting minutes and interview transcripts relating to Arab-Israeli relations, and in particular, includes Mayhew's correspondence with Arab leaders in the Middle East and Arab organizations in Europe, travel itineraries and typescript meeting minutes with Arab military and political leaders in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. Correspondents include Gamal Abdul Nasser, President of the United Arab Republic and Egypt, 1956-1970, and Sir Harold Beeley, UK Ambassador to the United Arab Republic, 1967-1969. 1 file.


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1971 Jan 7-1976 Mar 15

Semi-official correspondence, meeting minutes and interview transcripts relating to Arab-Israeli relations, and in particular, includes Mayhew's correspondence with Arab leaders in the Middle East and Arab organizations in Europe, travel itineraries and typescript meeting minutes with Arab military and political leaders in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, 1974. Papers also relate to Mayhew's chairmanship of the Arab Non-Arab Foundation (ANAF) and the Labour Middle East Committee and include letter from Mayhew to the Rt Hon Sir Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, protesting a proposed visit to the UK by Israeli Knesset member Menachim Begin, 1971; letter of friendship from London Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) representative Said Hammami to Mayhew, 1975. 1 file.


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1977 Jan 25-1996 Dec 12

Semi-official correspondence, meeting minutes and interview transcripts relating to Arab-Israeli relations, and includes Mayhew's correspondence with Arab leaders in the Middle East and Arab organizations in Europe, travel itineraries and typescript meeting minutes with Arab military and political leaders in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt. Papers also relate to Mayhew's chairmanship of the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU) and include letters of greeting and support from the Palestine Liberation Organization; draft of typescript letter by Mayhew intended for US President (James Earl) 'Jimmy' Carter, Jr, criticizing US policy in the Middle East, 1978; letter from Mayhew to UK Home Secretary Rt William Steven Ian Whitelaw regarding UK government measures to initiate telephone tapping and Mayhew's allegations that former Prime Minister Rt Hon (James) Harold Wilson had his telephone due to his alleged pro-Arab sympathies, 1980; typescript transcript of interview with Mayhew by the Arabic daily newspaper Al Hayat, in which Mayhew details British involvement in Israel since World War Two and discusses recent allegations that he is anti-Semitic, Apr 1990. Correspondents include His Majesty King Hussein bin Talal, King of Jordan, 1952-1999; Mohammed Anwar el-Sadat, President of Egypt, 1970-1981; Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); Peter Alexander Rupert Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1979-1982; Rt Hon Douglas (Richard) Hurd, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1979-1983. 1 file.


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1967 Jun 4-1973 Oct 10

Papers primarily relating to the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, including transcript of BBC 'Panorama' television programme devoted to the 1967 war in which Mayhew, Rt Hon Duncan Edwin Duncan-Sandys and Michael Parkinson provide commentary and interview Egyptian President Col Gamal Abdel Nasser and Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban; transcript of BBC television programme 'The World Today', on the twentieth anniversary of Israeli statehood and featuring commentary by Mayhew and Israeli Brig Gen Yigal Allon. Papers relating to the 1973 Arab-Israeli War include correspondence between Mayhew and members of the public both in support and critical of Israeli policy and letters in which Mayhew expresses his pro-Arab stance. 1 file.


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1956 Oct 30-1986 Jun 5

Publications, commentaries, interview transcripts and press cuttings relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict, primarily written by Mayhew and including BBC transcripts of 'Panorama' television programme relating to the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem following the 1967 Arab-Israeli War; articles praising Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser following his death in 1970; draft article emphasizing the alleged racism of Zionist Jews towards Palestinians in Israel; undated manuscript draft of article detailing meeting with Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Yasser Arafat and Mayhew's contempt for alleged Israeli Zionism; text of speech delivered at the United Nations International Conference on the Question of Palestine, 1983; typescript speech delivered at the invitation of His Excellency Maj Gen Ahmed el Hajj, Lebanese ambassador to the United Kingdom, relating to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, 1986. 1 file.


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1974 Jun 18-1979 Aug 10

Papers relating to the writing and publication of Publish it Not, joint-authored by Mayhew and Guardian reporter Michael Adams (Longman, London, 1975). Papers include interviews transcripts, correspondence with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) representative Said Hammami, and book reviews. 1 file.


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1969 Dec 10-1973 Dec 5

Papers relating to the Labour Party Middle East Committee, of which Mayhew was a founding member, Dec 1969-Dec 1973, including minutes of meetings and official correspondence. 1 file.


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1968 Jul 12-1990 Aug 6

Legal briefings, drafts and summaries, correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to libel cases involving British newspaper the Jewish Chronicle, 1968-1970, Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv, 1975-1979 and one involving a writ against Mayhew presented by law student Warren Bergson of Salford, Lancashire, 1974-1976. Papers relating to the Jewish Chronicle case refer to accusations by Labour MP Maurice Edelman that Mayhew had allegedly made anti-Semitic comments during a television programme entitled 'Your Witness', 15 Jun 1968. Papers relating to the Ma'ariv case refer to a libel action brought on by Mayhew and Guardian newspaper reporter Michael Adams against Ma'ariv, in which they claim that the newspaper published an article alleging that their joint-authored book, Publish it Not (Longman, London, 1975), was anti-Semitic, Aug 1975-Aug 1990. 1 file.


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1970 Aug 8-1996 14 Sep

Papers relating to the foundation of Middle East International (Publishers) Ltd by Mayhew and the subsequent publication of Middle East International, a news and analysis journal specialising in the Arab region and supporting pro-Arab organizations and charities. Papers include memorandum by Mayhew as Chairman of Middle East International concerning founding subscriptions, 1970, and annual reports and detailed donation lists, 1989-1996. 2 files.


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1957 Feb 15-1992 Feb 20

Newspaper cuttings and journal articles relating to the Arab-Israeli conflict, including article written by Mayhew for The Sunday Times concerning his Parliamentary Mission to the Middle East, 16 Apr 1967; article written in The Guardian critical of Mayhew's pro-Arab stance during a BBC television broadcast of 'Your Witness', 17 Jul 1968; article in The Egyptian Gazette about Mayhew's visit with Egyptian president Gamal Abdul Nasser, 4 Feb 1969; editorial in the Jewish Chronicle critical of Mayhew's pro-Arab views and his alleged support for Arab terrorism in the Middle East, 15 Aug 1969; article in the Houston Chronicle relating to Mayhew's alleged statement that Israel is a racist nation, 28 Jan 1971; articles relating to the terror attack on the Israeli national Olympic team during the 1972 summer Olympic Games at Munich, West Germany, Sep 1972; articles from Arab and Middle Eastern newspapers relating to Mayhew's tour of the Middle East, Jan 1974; articles relating to Mayhew's association with Palestine Liberation Organization representative Said Hammami and the latter's subsequent death in London in 1978. 2 files.


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1977 Aug 1-1996 Jan 19

Publications relating to various Anglo-Arab friendship associations, Arab political and social movements and associations of which Mayhew was a member. Publications include bulletins from the Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU), fact sheets from the Parliamentary Association for Euro-Arab Co-operation, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) updates, and issues of Middle East International, the pro-Arab weekly of which Mayhew was President, 1980-1997. 1 box.


MAYHEW: 10 Papers relating to Mayhew's defection to the Liberal Party and his subsequent service as Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Bath and Liberal (later Liberal Democratic) Party Defence Spokesman, 1974-1996


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1974 Jul 10-1995 Mar 9

Manuscript and typescript correspondence relating to Mayhew's career as a Liberal Party Member of Parliament for Woolwich, Jul-Oct 1974 and for Bath, Oct 1974-Sep 1979, and as Liberal Party Defence Spokesman, 1980-1997. Papers include mention of Mayhew's dissatisfaction with Labour defence policy and his subsequent membership in the Liberal Party, and his involvement in the creation of a common policy between the Social Democrat Party (SDP) and the Liberal Party. Correspondents include Rt Hon Roy Harris Jenkins, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party; Rt Hon David (Martin Scott) Steel, Leader of the Liberal Party, 1976-1988. 1 file.


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1982 Jan 26-1996 Sep 24

Correspondence, research notes, drafts of speeches and articles relating to Mayhew's position as Liberal Party and then Liberal Democractic Party defence spokesman, 1980-1997. Papers include Liberal policy briefs on the disengagement of all US and Soviet troops and nuclear weapons from Western Europe, 1982-1984; on nuclear disarmament in Europe, 1982; North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) obligations in Europe; German re-unification, 1984-1990; the promotion of political détente between the West and the Soviet Union; the role of UK forces in Western Europe; draft typescript copy of the Queen's Bench Divisional Court judgment relating to homosexuals serving in the UK armed forces, 1995. 1 file.


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1983 Sep 17-[1992]

Publications and typescript press conference minutes relating to the 'Alliance' formed between the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1983 and the subsequent formal merger between the two parties as the Liberal Democratic Party in 1989. Included are joint Liberal-SDP publications on defence issues; copy of The time has come, by Rt Hon David (Martin Scott) Steel, leader of the Liberal Party, 1976-1988, and Rt Hon David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, 1983-1987; Liberal Party statements of account and Liberal Party Manifesto under the leadership of Rt Hon Jeremy John Durham (Paddy) Ashdown, 1992. 1 box.


MAYHEW: 10/4

1981 Jul 20-1996 Oct 28

Official reports and parliamentary debates from the House of Commons and the House of Lords relating to UK defence policy, 1981-1996; gender in the armed services, 1995; and, soldiers within the UK armed services, including reports on the Armed Forces Bill, 1996, and defence estimates and contracts, 1996.


MAYHEW: 10/5

1992 Sep 24-1996 Oct 1

Published pamphlets and briefings relating to UK defence policy, international security and nuclear, biological and chemical arms control, 1992-1996. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 10/6

1972 [Sep 1]-1996 [Sep 1]

Typescript and manuscript correspondence, journals, pamphlets and books relating to Mayhew's position as Vice Chairman, Liberal Action Group for Electoral Reform, 1974-1980 and relating to electoral reform of the UK and European parliamentary voting systems. Papers include correspondence between members of the Liberal (later Liberal Democratic) Party, including leader Rt Hon Jeremy John Durham 'Paddy' Ashdown; minutes of the Democrats Action Group for Gaining Electoral reform (DAGGER), 1992-1993; one copy of Mayhew's The disillusioned voter's guide to electoral reform (Arrow Books, London, 1976); nine copies of Representation: the journal of representative democracy, 1991-1996; one copy of Michael Temple, Coalitions and cooperation in local government (The Electoral Reform Society, London, 1996); one copy of Robert A Newland and Frank S Britton, How to conduct an election by the single transferable vote (The Electoral Reform Society, London, 1972); copy of House of Lords Official Report which includes the motion calling for a better system of proportional representation, 1993. 2 files.


MAYHEW: 10/7

1947 Jul 16-1991 May 1

Manuscript and typescript correspondence and semi-official memoranda relating to the legislation of the UK War Crimes Bill, 1991. Papers include typescript copies of memoranda and reports from Mayhew as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to Rt Hon Ernest Bevin, UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, relating to the alleged existence of Yugoslavian war criminals in the UK, 1947-1948; manuscript and typescript correspondence relating to allegations that the Labour government intentionally failed to take action against the prosecution of war criminals after World War Two, 1946-1950; memoranda relating to increased public interest in the arrest, trial and prosecution of alleged war criminals in the UK, 1989-1990; correspondence relating to Mayhew's objections and protests of the 1991 War Crimes Bill. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 10/8

1988 Nov-1991 Nov 25

Official UK government publications and press cuttings relating to the 1991 War Crimes Bill. Publications include Report on the Entry of Nazi War Criminals and Collaborators into the UK, 1945-1950, All-Party Parliamentary War Crimes Group, House of Commons, London, 1988, Questions of Justice All-Party Parliamentary War Crimes Group, House of Commons, London, 1989, Report of the War Crimes Inquiry, HMSO, London, Jul 1989. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 10/9

1989 Dec 4-1991 Dec 9

Official UK government inquiry reports and debates from the House of Commons and the House of Lords relating to the legislation of the UK War Crimes Bill, 1991. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 10/10

1994 Feb-1996 Dec

Official publications, leaflets, journals, and reports relating to the Liberal Democratic Party's posture on global defence issues and Mayhew's role as Liberal Democratic Party Spokesman on Defence. Publications include International Security Information Service bulletins on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; publications relating to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) expansion and the Middle East; UK House of Commons reports on Royal Navy commitments, race and gender relations in UK forces; reports on anti-personnel mines, arms control and verification. 2 boxes.


MAYHEW: 11 Papers relating to Mayhew's publications, public appearances and speeches, [1938]-1992


MAYHEW: 11/1

[1 Jan 1938]-1992 Jan 20

Uncorrected proofs of manuscript and typescript notes of speeches delivered by Mayhew, 1938-1986. Speeches relate to Labour Party politics, 1938; the Marshall Plan and economic aid to Europe, 1947; the UK Delegation to the United Nations, 1949; race relations in the UK during the 1950s and 1960s; UK electoral reform; the UK role in the Middle East and proposed UK relations with Arab nations and Israel. 3 files.


MAYHEW: 11/2

1943 Sep 22-1971 Oct 30

Correspondence and drafts of speeches and articles written by Mayhew and submitted to journals and newspapers for potential publication. Articles concern UK Labour Party politics, 1945-1974; European economic recovery following World War Two; the Korean War, 1950-1953; Soviet communism; UK defence policy during the Cold War; social and economic policy in the UK; the UK role in the Middle East and proposed UK relations with Arab nations and Israel. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/3

1955 Feb 28-1992 Jan 20

Typescript drafts of book reviews and articles written primarily by Mayhew relating to international events and UK foreign policy. Drafts include opinion essays on the role of the UK Labour Party in world affairs; Anglo-Soviet relations; UK policy relating to nuclear disarmament; the Arab-Israeli conflict; UK electoral reform. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/4

1961 May 3-1963 Jan 21

Papers relating to the publication of Mayhew's Coexistence Plus (Bodley Head, London, 1962). Included is correspondence to Mayhew from Rt Hon Edward (Richard George) Heath, Lord Privy Seal, and Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India; typescript drafts, notes and radio speeches related to the publication; newspaper cuttings and book reviews from The Listener, The Observer, The Times, Foreign Affairs, and Soviet Weekly; three copies of the pamphlet from which the book evolved; copy of Coexistence Plus (Bodley Head, London, 1962); copy of a book of talks broadcast by BBC European Service radio entitled Coexistence (BBC, London, 1962). 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/5

1967 Jan 28-1967 Apr 19

Newspaper cuttings and journal articles relating to Mayhew's publication of Britain's Role Tomorrow (Hutchinson, London, 1967). Cuttings include reviews and criticisms of Mayhew's hypothesis prescribing a general withdrawal of all UK forces from positions east of the Suez Canal, including bases in Malaya, Singapore, and the Persian Gulf. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/6

1969 Sep 15-1972 Apr 25

Manuscript correspondence from members of the public to Mayhew relating to his critical publication concerning the Labour Party, Party Games (Hutchinson, London, 1969). 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/7

1969 Sep 15-1969 Nov 3

Newspaper cuttings and journal articles relating to Mayhew's critical book on the Labour Party, Party Games (Hutchinson, London, 1969). Newspaper reviews include Times, 15 Sep 1969; New Statesman, 19 Sep 1969; The Economist, 20 Sep 1969; Punch, 1 Oct 1969; review by Rt Hon Quintin Hogg, MP, in Spectator, 4 Oct 1969. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/8

1987 Jan 2-1993 Jun 5

Typescript and manuscript correspondence, drafts and press cuttings relating to Mayhew's autobiography, Time to explain, Hutchinson, 1987. Papers include early drafts, book reviews and letters from well-wishers. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/9

1992 Aug 12-[1997]

Papers relating to Mayhew's autobiographical account of his position as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1950, and his role in the establishment of the Information Research Department (IRD) in 1948, entitled, A war of words: a Cold War witness, edited by Lyn Smith, (I.B. Tauris, London, 1998). 1 file.


MAYHEW: 11/10

1994 Jul 10-1995 Jun 12

Typescript and manuscript correspondence, copies of book reviews and publisher's notes relating to the second publication of One Family's War, edited by Mayhew's brother Patrick Mayhew, and with an introduction by Lord Mayhew (Spellmount Publishers, London 1995). 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12 Correspondence, telescripts and press cuttings relating to Mayhew's role as British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) defence correspondent, television playwright and documentary producer, 1950-1974


MAYHEW: 12/1

1950 Sep 5-1974 May 17

Typescript transcripts of telediphone recordings for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio programmes, including script of Mayhew commenting on the Korean War, 1950-1953, in which he asserts the role of the United Nations in the conflict, 1950; script of 'Question Time' relating to the similarities between UK political party foreign policy, 1950; script in which Mayhew analyses the Congo Crisis, 1964; script extracted from the 'Ten O'Clock News' in which Mayhew defends his resignation as Labour Minister of Defence for the Royal Navy and discusses the fragility of Britain's 'East of Suez' naval defence policy, 1966. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/2

1951 Jan 8-1964 Mar 13

Manuscript and typescript correspondence relating to prospective and actual television programmes written or hosted by Mayhew, 1951-1964. Included is correspondence relating to Mayhew's role on the Information Research Department (IRD), Foreign Office and the production of documentaries and teleplays on the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China (PRC), including 'Those in Favour', BBC, 1953; 'Conference in the Kremlin, BBC, 1953. Papers also include correspondence relating to the production of documentaries on communism and labour movements in the Soviet Union and PRC, 1957. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/3

1952 Nov 24-1953 Feb 2

Typescript transcripts of telediphone recordings for a five-part series for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television programme 'International Commentary', in which Mayhew was host and political and economic analyst of Africa, 1952. Included are scripts relating to race relations, political and social progress and economic industry in South Africa, Sudan, the Nile Basin, Central Africa and British colonies on the continent, 1952. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/4

1955 Sep 16-1969 Dec 5

Typescript transcripts of telediphone recordings for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Radio One and Two audience participation radio programme 'Any Questions', in which Mayhew was Labour Party political and social commentator on an all-party panel. Included are scripts relating to a Mayhew's fact-finding mission to South America for the Labour Party, 1964, crime in the UK, 1964, UK naval strategy, 1966. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/5

1950 Aug 28-1963 Nov 19

Typescript and manuscript correspondence, play scripts and press cuttings relating to the production of 'Those in Favour', BBC, 1951, a teleplay about the Cold War written by Mayhew and subsequently broadcast on Home Service and General Overseas radio. Papers also include correspondence and teleplay scripts for the US production of 'Those in Favour', Radio Corporation of America (RCA), 1952; correspondence and teleplay scripts relating to 'Left Right, Left Right', a lighter re-working of 'Those in Favour', and Mayhew's attempts to receive financial funding for production, 1963. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/6

1953 Apr [15]- 1955 Apr 22

Papers relating to the six-part British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television programme, written and hosted by Mayhew, entitled Men Seeking God, 1954, and the publication of a subsequent book authored by Mayhew, Men Seeking God (Allen and Unwin, London, 1955). The series investigated the faith and rituals of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and two branches of Christianity. Included are memorandum from Mayhew to the BBC promoting his idea for the series to members of the BBC; typescript list of contacts whom Mayhew consulted, including (Raymond) Gordon (Anthony) Etherington-Smith, UK Legate to the Holy See; Dr Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth of Nations; Dr Martin Buber, philosopher and Professor Emeritus of Social Philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; His Excellency U Win, Minister of Religious Affairs, Rangoon, Burma; Muhammed Yakub Khan, Imam, Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking, Surrey; typescript television scripts for each programme of the series; BBC audience research reports; press cuttings with reviews of the book. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/7

1955 Sep 30-1957 Feb 11

Typescript copies of six scripts written and hosted by Mayhew for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television series 'We the British: Are we in decline?',1956. The series primarily related to British attitudes towards Britain's decline as a world power, work, moral standards and religious faith. Included also are six audience reaction reports and surveys. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/8

1957 Jan 13-1996 May 8

Correspondence, papers and typescript transcripts of telediphone recordings for British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television programme 'The Hurt Mind', 1957.


MAYHEW: 12/9

1959 Nov 1-1961 [Jan 1]

Typescript copies of scripts written and hosted by Mayhew, letters of interest and congratulations and audience reaction reports for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television series 'Crime', 1960.


MAYHEW: 12/10

1952 Jan 3-1954 Jul 28

Papers relating to UK television broadcast policy and commercialisation, the debate over the introduction of the National Television Bill, 1954, and relating to Mayhew's monograph Commercial television: what is to be done? (Fabian Society, London, 1959). Included is correspondence between Mayhew and the National Television Council, directed by Lady Helen Violet Bonham Carter, Chairman of the Council. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/11

1959 Feb 27-1971 Oct 17

Typescript and manuscript correspondence relating to Mayhew's introduction of the Television Advertising Bill in the House of Commons and his criticisms of independent television advertising policy, 1959-1963, and the establishment of new television channels. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 12/12

[1952]

Bound diary containing membership of the National Television Council, [1952]. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 12/13

[1954]

Bound minute diary for the National Television Council, [1954]. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 13 Papers relating to Mayhew's interests in mental health and his charitable work for the mental health charity MIND, 1954-1974


MAYHEW: 13/1

1954 Aug 23-1974 Jan 17

Typescript and manuscript correspondence, drafts of articles and speeches and appeals relating to Mayhew's interest in psychological research and mental health; and, the establishment and operation of the National Association for Mental Health and the Mental Health Appeal (MIND), under his chairmanship. Also included are papers concerning the Labour Campaign for Mental Health, 1973. Papers also include notes on Mayhew's interest in mysticism, the psychological effects of hallucinogenic drugs and research into schizophrenia, 1954; correspondence relating to Mayhew's experimentation with mescaline on live television, 1956; typescript drafts of Mayhew's 'MIND: themes for a manifesto', 1970; correspondence from well-wishers, including Terence Alan 'Spike' Milligan. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14 Newspaper, magazine and journal article cuttings relating to Mayhew's service as a Labour Party Member of Parliament and defence spokesman, Liberal Party Member of Parliament, and television and newspaper defence commentat


MAYHEW: 14/1

1938 Jul 11-1939 Sep 11

Newspaper cuttings and journal articles relating to Mayhew as member of the Fabian Research Bureau, his speaking tour of the USA and as prospective Labour Party candidate for South Norfolk, 1938. Cuttings include mention of Mayhew's proposed policies for economic and agricultural reform in Norfolk; American reactions to the UK foreign policy of appeasement; his criticisms of Prime Minister Rt Hon (Arthur) Neville Chamberlain's policies concerning Czechoslovakia. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/2

1943 Dec 8-1947 Nov 14

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew's domestic economic policies as a member of the Labour Party during World War Two and as subsequent Member of Parliament following the war. Cuttings include mention of Mayhew's candidacy for the South Norfolk constituency during the UK General Election, Jul 1945; his prospective agricultural, rural, and economic policies, including state control over food and clothing and a continuation of wartime rationing; Mayhew's election to President of the East Norfolk Labour Party, Apr 1946; the Labour cabinet shuffle in which Mayhew emerged as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Oct 1946; the publication of Mayhew's Socialist Economic Planning (Fabian Society, London, 1947), in which he defends Labour economic policy. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/3

1946 Aug 7-1959-Oct 9

Newspaper cuttings regarding economic, cultural and social reform in the UK and relating to Mayhew's position as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1950, and his subsequent position as foreign affairs adviser to the Labour Party and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Cuttings relate to economic reconstruction in the UK; UK policy towards the Polish and Bulgarian general elections, 1946; proposals an independent state of India, 1947; Mayhew's call for a US recognition of the People's Republic of China, 1951; Mayhew's televisions series on race relations in South Africa, written and produced for the BBC programme 'International Commentary, 1952; Labour campaigning for 1959 General Election. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/4

1948 May 7-1951 May 5

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk, and to his position as Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1946-1950. Cuttings relate to UK policy on European defence, 1947-1950; US economic aid programmes to the UK, 1947-1949; criticisms over Mayhew's comments on UK economic recovery, 1949; on atomic testing in the Soviet Union and the detonation of that country's first atomic bomb, 1949. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/5

1949 May 23-1951 Jun 14

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk, 1948-1951, and to his election as Labour Party candidate for East Woolwich during the 1951 by-election. Cuttings relate primarily to the South Norfolk constituency; agricultural subsidization for Norfolk farmers; Mayhew's engagement and subsequent wedding to Cicely Elizabeth Ludlam, UK representative to the United Nations in Geneva, 1949-1950. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/6

1951 [Jan]-1952 Mar

Election pamphlets, newsletters relating to Mayhew's election campaign for the Labour Party in the East Woolwich constituency during the 1951 UK General By-Election. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/7

1952 Nov 7-1957 Mar 22

Newspaper cuttings of articles primarily written by Mayhew relating to UK foreign policy and international political events. Cuttings include mention of German rearmament, 1954; the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); the war in Vietnam, 1955; the US national election, 1956; Anglo-Soviet relations; the Arab-Israeli War, 1956; the Suez Crisis, 1956; UK defence expenditure, 1957. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/8

1961 Feb 3-1970 Aug 21

Newspaper cuttings relating to Labour Party domestic and foreign policy, 1961-1970. Cuttings relate to the Mayhew's concerns over the weakness of the British Army on the Rhine, 1961; Mayhew's disapproval of the UK 'East of Suez' defence policy, which demanded a large presence of UK troops east of the Suez Canal, 1966; criticism and support for Mayhew's pro-Arab views during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/9

1974 Jul 10-1983 Feb 22

Newspaper cuttings relating to Liberal Party and Liberal Democratic Party domestic and foreign policy. Cuttings primarily relate to Mayhew's election as Liberal Party Member of Parliament for the constituency of Bath, 1974; the foundations of the 'Lib-Lab' Pact, 1978; Mayhew's calls for electoral reform of the UK and European parliamentary systems, 1974-1983; Liberal Party defence policy on deterrence and disarmament issues, 1976-1983; the formation of the 'Alliance' between the Liberal Party and the Social Democratic Party, 1983. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/10

1976 Mar 15-1981 [Dec 1]

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew's criticisms of the UK and European parliamentary systems and his attempts to promote electoral reform. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/11

1979 Mar 16-1979 Sep 7

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew's campaign as the Surrey Liberal candidate for the European Parliament, 1979. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/12

1957 Jun 1-1973 Apr 5

Newspaper cuttings related to Mayhew's interest in mental health care in the UK and to his defence of the rights of mental health patients. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/13

1956 Oct 26-[1985]

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew's televised experimentation with the hallucinogenic drug mescaline on 2 Dec 1955. Cuttings include article written by Mayhew for The Observer describing the experiment at length, 28 Oct 1956; letter from Mayhew to the Times, arguing that his experimentation was to prove no clear dividing line between mystical experiences induced by religious experience, mental illness and hallucinogenic drugs, 25 Jul 1967. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/14

1958 Aug 3-1973 Nov 14

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew's opposition to commercial television and his call for the abolishment of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television license scheme. Cuttings also relate to Mayhew's resignation as Labour Party broadcasting spokesman, which resulted from his opposition to recommendations calling for the reconstruction of the Independent Television Authority put forth by Sir Harry (William Henry) Pilkington, Chairman of the Committee on Broadcasting, Jul 1962. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 14/15

1960 Aug 4-1960 Sep 3

Newspaper cuttings relating to Mayhew's television production of the documentary 'Crime', 1960. Cuttings include reviews and criticisms of the BBC documentary on major crime in the UK, teenage crime, prison conditions, repeat offenders and the possibility of rehabilitation. 1 file.


MAYHEW: 15 Bound notebooks with manuscript notes by Mayhew primarily relating to research undertaken for television political and social documentaries, [1952-1964]


MAYHEW: 15/1

[1952 Nov-1953 Feb 2]

Bound notebook with manuscript notes by Mayhew relating to the television programme 'International Commentary', in which Mayhew was host and political and economic analyst of Africa, 1952. Included are notes relating to race relations, political and social progress and economic industry in South Africa, Sudan, the Nile Basin, Central Africa and British colonies on the continent. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 15/2

[1955]

Bound notebooks with manuscript notes by Mayhew for a prospective British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television programme relating to class structure, education, race relations and economic policy in the USA. 3 items.


MAYHEW: 15/3

[1954-1959]

Bound notebooks with manuscript notes by Mayhew relating to society and culture in the Soviet Union and possibly also for prospective British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television documentary programmes. 2 items.


MAYHEW: 15/4

[1957]

Bound notebooks with manuscript notes by Mayhew relating to his trip to the People's Republic of China, Laos and Vietnam for a prospective television documentary for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). 4 items.


MAYHEW: 15/5

[1964 May-1964 Aug]

Bound notebooks with manuscript notes by Mayhew relating to his economic and diplomatic trip to Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana, 19 May-14 Jun 1964. Included are notes concerning social events with South American political and economic leaders and notes on membership of the Chilean Socialist Party and Christian Democratic Party, his personal experiences with South American leaders, his contacts with leading South American socialists including Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet and diplomat. 2 items.


MAYHEW: 15/6

[1953-1955]

Bound notebooks with manuscript notes by Mayhew relating to the six-part British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television programme, written and hosted by Mayhew, entitled Men Seeking God, 1954, and the publication of a subsequent book authored by Mayhew, Men Seeking God (Allen and Unwin, London, 1955). Included are notes of interviews with (Raymond) Gordon (Anthony) Etherington-Smith, UK Legate to the Holy See; Dr Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth of Nations; Dr Martin Buber, philosopher and Professor Emeritus of Social Philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem; His Excellency U Win, Minister of Religious Affairs, Rangoon, Burma; Muhammed Yakub Khan, Imam, Shah Jahan Mosque, Woking, Surrey. 9 items.


MAYHEW: 15/7

[1980]

Ringed address book of Arab contacts in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, including annotations of occupations, personal characteristics, physical features and personality traits of contacts. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 16 Bound desk and pocket diaries and ringed loose page notebooks detailing appointments, personal and political contacts and speaking engagements, 1949-1995


MAYHEW: 16/1

1949 Jan 1-31 Dec 1964

Bound desk diaries detailing appointments and travel itineraries, 1949-1960. 18 items.


MAYHEW: 16/2

1965 Jan 1-1966 Dec 31; 1971 Jan 1-1974 Dec 31

Bound desk diaries detailing appointments and travel itineraries. 6 items.


MAYHEW: 16/3/1

1961 Jan 1-1963 Dec 31; 1965 Jan 1-1969 Dec 31

Bound pocket diaries detailing appointments and travel itineraries. 12 items.


MAYHEW: 16/3/2

1970 Jan 1-1980 Oct 29

Bound pocket diaries detailing appointments and travel itineraries. 14 items.


MAYHEW: 16/3/3

1980 Jan 1-1988 Dec 31

Bound pocket diaries detailing appointments and travel itineraries. 9 items.


MAYHEW: 16/3/4

1989 Jan 1-1995 Dec 31

Bound pocket diaries detailing appointments and travel itineraries. 7 items.


MAYHEW: 17 Audio and video recordings, [1952-1995]


MAYHEW: 17/1

[1955-1965]

One 7 ½ IPS 2 Track reel to reel tape of a radio discussion, in Russian, relating to Anglo-Soviet relations. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 17/2

[1955-1965]

One VHS (Vertical Helix Scan) video cassette of a rough cut of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television documentary on Dr Albert Hoffmann, synthesiser of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). 1 item.


MAYHEW: 17/3

1965 [Jan]

One 7 ½ IPS 2 Track reel to reel tape of Radio 9, CJVI, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, interview with Mayhew as Minister of Defence (RN), Jan 1965.


MAYHEW: 17/4

[1975-1985]

One VHS (Vertical Helix Scan) video cassette of a reception given in honour of Mayhew and Michael Adams by the Arab Club of Great Britain. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 17/5

[1995]

One VHS (Vertical Helix Scan) video cassette of a television interview with Lady Mayhew, mother of Christopher Mayhew. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 18 Miscellaneous items belonging or presented to Mayhew, [1964]-1992


MAYHEW: 18/1

[1964-1966]

Ledger from HMS Finwhale showing payment to Mayhew for 'duties in submarines'.


MAYHEW: 18/2

[1970-1987]

One passport, belonging to Mayhew.


MAYHEW: 18/3

1992 Jan 9

Photo album with photographs presented to Mayhew as a memento of a reception held at the Arab Club for the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce, 19 Nov 1991. 1 item.


MAYHEW: 18/4

[1965-1985]

Ringed books, with names, addresses and telephone numbers of personal and political associates of Mayhew's in the UK and worldwide. 6 items.


MAYHEW: 19 Published books and journals relating to UK defence policy, 1978-1996


MAYHEW: 19

1978 [1 Jan]-1996 [1 July]

Published books and journals relating to UK defence policy, 1978-1996. Included are E.P. Thompson, Double Exposure (Merlin, London, 1985) Gen Sir John Hackett, The Third World War (Sphere, London, 1978); FM Lord Carver, A Policy for Peace (Faber and Faber, London, 1982); five copies of International Affairs, 1995-1996; and several monographs on European defence policy. 1 box.

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