Correspondence year files, 1906 - 1964
Scope and Contents
This series contains LSA's correspondence with his colleagues and friends throughout the whole of his political career following the First World War. There are letters from most of the political notables of the time (especially on the Conservative side), both from Britain and also the wider Empire, covering an enormous range of subjects. LSA's particular interests, such as the furtherance of the Empire and Imperial Preference, naturally come up a great deal, as does official business from LSA's various political positions, especially on colonial affairs and India.
- 1906 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
31 archive box(es)
Language of Materials
Please note that original correspondence between LSA and certain individuals was found to be grouped in particular files, possibly by LSA himself, while copies of the correspondence were distributed normally in the files for the relevant years. Letters from [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, 1911-40, were nearly all collected in the file for 1940 (AMEL 2/1/30). Similarly, original letters from Geoffrey Dawson, 1906-42, are in the file for 1942, (AMEL 2/1/34), while copies from 1918 onwards are in the relevant year files. Original letters from J L Garvin, 1904-42, are in the file for 1943 (AMEL 2/1/36), and again, copies from 1918 onwards are in the relevant year files. Copies of earlier private letters from Garvin are in AMEL 2/5).
DateText: The majority of files run year by year from 1918 to 1955.
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