Monday, August 16, 2010

Help! Trying to Find Relatives of Ian Harvey

I 1971, Sidgwick & Jackson published the memoirs of Tory MP Ian Harvey, TO FALL LIKE LUCIFER. Harvey, you may recall was discovered by Police in St James's Park "involved" with a guardsman and had to resign as a junior Minister from Harold Macmillan's government in 1958.

I am trying to contact any surviving relatives of Ian Harvey with a view to republishing the book next year.

Can anyone help?


Tim Worstall said...

Should have done it earlier, when Churchill was PM.

Upon being told of the in flagrante Churchill asked "And what was the temperature last night"

"25 degrees" (F, of course)

"Makes you proud to be British".

Henrik Kiertzner said...

Was that when the immortal line "there are fairies at the bottoms of my Guardsmen" was uttered by the Major General Commanding London District?

Thorpe said...

Have a word with the Parliamentary money people - they'll have been paying a pension and probably a widow's pension. They may be able to throw up an address.

David Boothroyd said...

According to his Times obituary, Ian Harvey was legally separated from his wife, Clare Mayhew, with whom he had two daughters.

I know Ian Harvey was President of Paddington Conservative Association in the 1980s.

Iain Dale said...

David, very helpful, thanks.

Paddy Briggs said...

I have his 1983 Who's Who entry to hand. He went to Fettes (Blair's school) - they might help. His address in '83 was 62D St Michael's Street W2. I can send you the full entry - or it should be in "Who Was Who".