Dismissal from Chairmanship of IPC, 1968

Scope and Content


- Copy of the Proceedings of International Publishing Corporation Limited at the Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Members on 23 July 1968 (Hugh Cudlipp, Chairman)

- "Confidential" memo Hugh Cudlipp to Cecil King (29 April 1968)

- Report on meeting with Lord Mountbatten on the political situation in the UK about which Lord Mountbatten expressed his concern. Hugh Cudlipp suggests they discuss this in London with Cecil King. Lord Mountbatten insists Lord Zuckerman be present.

- "Confidential" memo Hugh Cudlipp to Cecil King (30 April 1968)

- Continuation of above with Lord Mountbatten's comments on political figures.

- Confirmation of meeting in London on 8 May 1968 between Hugh Cudlipp, Lord Mountbatten and Lord Zuckerman

- Hugh Cudlipp to Cecil King announcing IPC Board decision that Cecil King should retire and Hugh Cudlipp succeed as IPC Chairman (29 May 1968)

IPC memo: Gordon Cartwright to Hugh Cudlipp setting out the pension arrangements for Cecil King (7 June 68)

- Copy memo Frank Rogers to Cecil King confirming pension arrangements (12 June 1968)

- Copy letters Hugh Cudlipp to Cecil King (July 1968) regarding the statement to be made at the AGM

- Cecil King to Hugh Cudlipp (12 July 1969) regarding Cecil King's intention to attend the next AGM

- Letters written retrospectively by IPC Board Directors (1969-1976) at Hugh Cudlipp's request, when Hugh Cudlipp was rehearsing the events in 'Walking on the Water' on why they felt Cecil King should be dismissed.

Jack Nener (21 Mar 1969)

Edward Pickering (2 letters)

Ellis Birk (letter and notes on CHK chapter)

Basil de Launey (2 letters)

John Dennett

Sydney Jacobson

W.J. Chandler

Gordon Cartwright

Frank Rogers

H.W. (Tommy) Atkins

Veere Sherren