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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 21 Dec 1927 - 28 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/72

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Correspondents include: Sir Frederick Lugard; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (4); Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] on Lord Curzon's [of Kedleston] estate (2); Herbert Williams [Parliamentary Secretary, Board of Trade]; John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Chairman of National Savings Committee] on matters including Wembley Stadium [London] (2); Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury] and his wife Lucy Hopkins; Robert Boothby [Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] on his business and political life (2); Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary]; John Gretton MP (2); [Fanny] Lucy, Lady Houston; Sir Horace Hamilton [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade]; Patrick Duff [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister] (3); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] (2); Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister (2); Sir Joseph Nall MP; William Tillie; Sir Harry Goschen (3); 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India] (2); Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] (2); Walter Elliot [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland]; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War]; John Maynard Keynes; Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Dominions] (3); William Cosgrave [President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, later Eire/Ireland]; Sir Thomas Inskip [later 1st Lord Caldecote, Attorney General]; Sir Arthur Duckham; 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (5); Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] on the current year's crops; Christer Sandberg; Sir Josiah Stamp; "George" [1st Lord Lloyd of Dolobran, High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan].Also includes copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Arthur Samuel [later 1st Lord Mancroft, Financial Secretary to the Treasury] and Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health]; press cuttings; draft of a speech by Samuel on expenditure; copy of a speech by Sir John Cadman on "Petroleum problems outside the United States".Subjects covered by the file include: rating reform; compensation to Irish Loyalists; budgetary matters; police cuts; the Currency Bill; changes to Irish coinage; safeguarding the iron and steel industries; land settlement in Canada; Chinese affairs; criticism of the government in Rothermere's papers.


  • Creation: 21 Dec 1927 - 28 Dec 1928

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