Administrative and correspondence files of Edward Jeffrey Hamm, National Secretary of the Union Movement (or Action Party) and secretary within the Oswald Mosley Secretariat in London. The collection contains letters sent to Sir Oswald Mosley and carbon copies of his replies, administered by the Mosley Secretariat in London. The collection also contains correspondence of Jeffrey Hamm in his capacity as National Secretary of the Union Movement. The majority of the correspondence dates from the 1960s and 1970s.
Significant correspondents include: Constantine Fitzgibbon, author; Colin Wilson, author; A. K. Chesterton; Roy Strong; Lord Beaverbrook; Senator Barry Goldwater; Sir Arnold Lunn, editor of the 'Jewish Chronicle'; Cecil King; Marquess of Bath; Robert Boothby MP; Bill Allen, formerly of MI6; Earl of Warwick; Henry Williamson, author; Mervyn Stockwood, Bishop of Southwark; A. J. P. Taylor, historian; Jeremy Thorpe, MP; Hugh Ross Williamson; the editors of several national newspapers; Union Movement members and supporters including Ronald Creasy and John W. Charnley; Robert Skidelsky, Oswald Mosley's biographer.
The correspondence sheds light on the policies and organisation of the Union Movement as a political party, including the Union Movement's attitude to other political organisations such as 'The National Front' and 'The League of St. George', cooperation with political parties in Europe with the aim of advancing Oswald Mosley's policy of 'Europe a Nation' and methods of publicity for the Movement. Jeffrey Hamm's own views are represented, particularly his views on 'The National Front' and on Catholicism and how this could be aligned with Union Movement policies. The collection includes correspondence relating to politics in South Africa and Rhodesia and Oswald Mosley's post-war political ideologies. The collection also includes information concerning Oswald Mosley's relationship with the British national press during this period.