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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 01 Mar 1921 - 13 Apr 1921

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/3

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge]; Leo Amery, Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies, on subjects including Prince Djemil Toussoun, the Colonial Office estimates and the Imperial Cabinet (2); 3rd Lord Stradbroke [earlier George Rous] on his position as Governor of Victoria [Australia]; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on India office expenses, the transfer of the administration of Aden [South Yemen, later part of Yemen] and his opposition to racial segregation in India (4); Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] (2) and [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on the military defence of South Africa; 1st Lord Jellicoe [Governor General and Commander in Chief, New Zealand]; [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord President of the Council]; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia] on the opinions of [William] Hughes [Prime Minister of Australia](2); Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies, WSC]; Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine (3) and Roderick Micklejohn on estimates for Tanganika [Tansania].Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to [David Lloyd George] Prime Minister; Edward Marsh on subjects including funding cuts imposed by the Treasury; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on funds for refugees. Includes WSC's opinions on candidates for Governor General of Canada and the suitability of [12th] Lord Dundonald, [8th] Duke of Atholl, 1st Lord Desborough [earlier William Grenfell] and 3rd Lord Lytton.Includes material on the Union Defence Forces Bill in South Africa and on recommendations for honours.

Dates

  • 01 Mar 1921 - 13 Apr 1921

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Extent

1 file(s) (1 bound file (95 folios))

Language of Materials

English