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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 03 May 1922 - 28 Jun 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/24

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] and 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia on the financial difficulties of maintaining their positions; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs, criticism of the peerage given to Sir J B Robinson and the position of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on complaints about Prince Connaught; 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] on embargoes on Canadian cattle; 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia on cotton growing; Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Guggisberg, Governor and Commander in Chief, Gold Coast [Ghana]; Arthur Balfour on affairs in Sudan and funding to colonies; Sir Archibald Weigall on his resignation as [Governor of South Australia]; Austen Chamberlain; Leslie Wilson and Sir Hesketh Bell on his desire to remain Governor of Mauritius.Other subjects include the unlikely possibility that locomotives for disposal could be used in Crown colonies.Also includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above on subjects including Newdegate's desire for a peerage and internal departmental correspondence.


  • 03 May 1922 - 28 Jun 1922

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (58 folios))

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