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"My Political Life", volume IV: assorted drafts and rough notes, 1924 - 1975-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/5/23

Scope and Contents

Includes some 1920s correspondence between Leo Amery [while Secretary of State for the Colonies] and others, mainly Jan Smuts, on subjects including Imperial Preference, relations with Japan, increasing the white element in East Africa, the development of Iraq and Palestine, Imperial Conferences, the Locarno Pact, the success of the RAF visit to South Africa in 1926, the South African flag, the idea of Smuts becoming High Commissioner for Palestine, South African politics and Amery's visit to South Africa during his Empire Tour. Other correspondents include; Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times, earlier Geoffrey Robinson] on a proposed Anglo-Boer monument; Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick on the Sundays River Settlement [South Africa]; 1st Lord Athlone [Governor-General of South Africa] on appointing a minister to represent South Africa and the internal political situation (1928).


  • Creation: 1924 - 1975-08


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 805

Finding aid date

2015-02-13 12:03:23.923000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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