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Public and Political: General: Correspondence H-K., 1910 - May 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/574A-B

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: John Hayes, Editor of the Police Review; Sir Maurice Hankey, Cabinet Secretary, on subjects including meetings of the Cabinet, imperial defence, German military capacity and the impetus for sending the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to Antwerp [Belgium] (9); A P Herbert on licensing laws; [1st Lord] Hailsham [earlier Douglas Hogg], Secretary of State for War, on subjects including WSC's health (2); William Birdwood on military affairs; John Clynes, Home Secretary, on special police protection for WSC; Sir Aylmer Hunter Watson on subjects including an invitation to dinner (4); John Willis of the Board of Trade on flags flown at sea and the issue of discrimination against foreign vessels; Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood], Secretary of State for India; [Lord] Halifax [earlier Edward Wood], President of the Board of Education; Ian Hamilton on subjects including Gallipoli and his ancestor Sir Walter Hamilton (9); Brigadier James Edmonds on the Committee of Imperial Defence and the history of the Gallipoli campaign; Brigadier General Cecil Aspinall Oglander regarding the Daily Herald's portrayal of his account of the history of the Gallipoli campaign; Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere] on the Conservative Party and India; Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes] on his trip to the United States; [John] Francis Horner; [2nd] Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on India; [1st Lord] Islington [earlier John Dickson-Poynder] on India; William Travers Jerome; Sir Roger Keyes; Robert Katz on his desire to be a Justice of the Peace; Edward Marsh; Blanche, Lady Gordon-Lennox [earlier Blanche Maynard] on affairs in France; and General Sir Alfred Knox.Also includes: copies of correspondence from WSC to the individuals mentioned above; newspaper cuttings on subjects including Gallipoli and [1st] Lord Lytton's League of Nations mission to Manchuria [China]; an extract from Lord Haig's diary about the BEF and Antwerp; papers on Lucy, Lady Houston's view on India; a photograph of Sir Walter Hamilton; papers dating to 1910 on prisons and the treatment of offenders; and papers on the Sino-Japanese conflict and the Conservative Party conference.Most of the material in the file dates between September 1927 and May 1934.


  • 1910 - May 1934

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2 file(s) (2 bound files (194 folios))

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