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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 02 Jan 1922 - 27 Feb 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/22

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Correspondents include: [Reginald Wilkinson] Governor of the Gold Coast [Ghana]; Sir Percy Cox [High Commissioner in Mesopotamia, Iraq] on subjects including an unsatisfactory military report on Hugh [Frewen] (3); Hugh [Frewen] on his poor relations with Percy Cox; Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on Sir James Mitchell; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia] on financial difficulties posed by his position; Edwin Montagu, Secretary of State for India, on Turkey's designs on Mesopotamia, his objections to WSC's speech about Kenya, equal rights for Indians and the military control of Palestine (7); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] discussing the use of gas as a weapon in Iraq; Major-General Hugh Tudor (2); General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq] on the reduction of forces in Mesopotamia; William Congreve; 1st Lord Milner on the site for the Imperial War Museum; and Alfred Mond on the National Political League and the Arab delegation.Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] and Sir Archibald Weigall [Governor of South Australia].Other subjects include: the Irish settlement; the possibility of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] joining the Union [of South Africa]; defence of WSC's speech on Kenya; the position of Governor General in Bermuda; the likelihood of a reduction in expenditure on Iraq and the Empire Settlement Bill.Also includes internal departmental correspondence.


  • Creation: 02 Jan 1922 - 27 Feb 1922

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