LevelItem
Ref NoHJSY/7/2/1
TitleInterviews and Conversations 1979-1985
Date12 May 1979 - 6 January 1985
Extent2 files
Creator NameYoung; Hugo John Smelter (1938 - 2003) journalist
DescriptionTyped and handwritten notes written by Hugo Young to record political conversations and informal interviews held with individuals from 1979-1985.
These were used as research when writing his book 'One of Us'.

The conversations are with the following people:

Tim Lankester, 12 May 1979
Chris Patten, 15 May 1979

Jim Prior, 5 June 1979
John Biffen, 12 June 1979
Francis Pym, 19 June 1979
Chris Patten, 28 June 1979

Chris Patten, 6 September 1979
Jim Prior, 11 September 1979
Adam Ridley, 20 September 1979
Douglas Hurd, 28 September 1979

Peter Walker, 5 October 1979
Willie Whitelaw, 24 October 1979

Ian Gilmour, 1 November 1979
Douglas Wass, 7 November 1979
John Hoskyns, 7 November 1979
Ian Gilmour, 9 November 1979
Norman St John Stevas, 14 November 1979
Chris Patten, 20 November 1979

Jim Prior, 7 December 1979
John Biffen, 13 December 1979

Jim Prior, 8 February 1980
Geoffrey Howe, 15 February 1980
Bernard Ingham, 20 February 1980
Grey Gowrie, 27 February 1980

Norman St John Stevas, 4 March 1980
'Relevant extracts from my notes of conversations', March 1980
Peter Walker, 9 March 1980

Michael Jones, 2 May 1980
Peter Walker, 15 May 1980
Christopher Soames, 16 May 1980
John Hoskyns, 22 May 1980
Ian Gilmour, 31 May 1980
John Biffen, 31 May 1980

Ian Gilmour, 5 June 1980

Chris Patten, 1 July 1980
Margaret Thatcher, 9 July 1980

Ian Gilmour, 11 September 1980
Notes, 11-12 September 1980
Brian Macarthur, 17 September 1980

Norman St John Stevas, 8 October 1980
John Biffen, 31 October 1980

John Hoskyns, 21 November 1980

Willie Whitelaw, 9 December 1980
Michael Heseltine, 11 December 1980

'For Norma Percy' 4 January 1981
Jim Prior, 6 January 1981
'MJ' January 1981

Grey Gowrie, 20 February 1981 (off the record)

Jim Prior, 4 March 1981
Jim Prior, 11 March 1981

Margaret Thatcher, 15 May 1981 (Private and confidential/off the record)
John Biffen, 19 May 1981
Leon Brittan, 23 June 1981

Francis Pym, 7 July 1981
Douglas Hurd, 14 July 1981

John Hunt, 8 October 1981
Jim Prior, 28 October 1981
Michael Jones, 30 October 1981

David Howell, 19 November 1981
Chris Patten, 26 November 1981

Willie Whitelaw, 7 December 1981

Roy Hattersley, 18 March 1981*

Peter Shore, 4 June 1981

Roy Hattersley, 24 September 1981*

Roy Jenkins, 20 January 1982

William Rodgers, 23 February 1982

Denis Healey, 31 March 1982

Tony Benn, 29 July 1982

David Owen, 17 November 1982
Denis Healey, 26 November 1982

John Smith, 20 January 1983

Roy Hattersley, 17 February 1983*
Peter Shore, 23 February 1983

David Steel, 27 April 1983

Peter Middleton, 7 July 1983*

Alan Walters, 6 January 1985
System Of ArrangementChronological
Access StatusOpen(part)
FormatManuscript
Typescript

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