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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 01 Nov 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/11

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Correspondents include: Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner in Palestine on the cost of maintaining military forces in Palestine and the achievements of T E Lawrence [later T E Shaw "Lawrence of Arabia"] (3); Lord Plumer, Governor of Malta; Sir Maurice Hankey on the appointment of governors (2); Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on finances (5); Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on responsible government and Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] (2); Sir Walter Davidson [Governor of New South Wales] on the Labour Party in Australia (2); 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia] (3); Sir Archibald Weigall [Governor of South Australia] on his resignation for financial reasons; [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord President of the Council] on negotiations between Emir Feisal and the Turks (2); Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on the transfer of the administration of Aden [South Yemen, later part of Yemen] (2); Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq] on the Arab Army and the deployment of the RAF]; Sir William Allardyce on his resignation as Governor of Tasmania; and Sir Alfred Mond [Minister of Health] on British policy on Zionism.Also includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Sir Robert Horne and Robert Vansittart.Other subjects include the possibility of Rhodesia joining the Union [of South Africa]; unemployment and the overlap between the Colonial Office and the Foreign Office in policy matters.Also contains internal departmental correspondence and newscuttings on the Irish Peace Settlement.


  • Creation: 01 Nov 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

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