Catalogue description Alan Robin NESS and Christian Mary NESS alias HAMP: British. Alan NESS, then a dental...

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Reference: KV 2/4300

Alan Robin NESS and Christian Mary NESS alias HAMP: British. Alan NESS, then a dental student, first came to notice in 1943 as organizer of the Putney branch of the Communist Party and active among students at the Royal Dental Hospital. After a period in the Royal Army Dental Corps he took a post as a researcher at University College London sponsored by the Medical Research Council. In 1952 he married Christian Mary HAMP, an architect who was Secretary of the communist-influenced Architects for Peace and of a joint committee of various peace organisations in the professions. By 1954 she had joined the Communist Party itself

Note: Serials 24a and 30a: Alan NESS' Party cards for 1952 and 1953. Serial 37b: report that the NESS couple were among the few people present at the 1953 marriage of Alan NUNN MAY and Hildegard BRODA
Date: 1943 Jun 20 - 1953 Oct 12
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 296017 VOL 1
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2016
Record opening date: 28 September 2016

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