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Colonial and Imperial Conferences, 1905-11 - 1912-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/16

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers on the conferences of 1907 and 1911, with correspondents including: George Buckle [Editor of the Times] on the impracticality of King George V opening South Africa's first Parliament; Philip Kerr [later 11th Lord Lothian] on people for LSA to meet on his visit to Canada, including Sir Wilfrid Laurier [Premier of Canada], before the 1911 conference, bringing the Dominions more into imperial affairs, subjects for the conference, LSA's memorandum on the conference, suggestions by 1st Lord Milner for additions to LSA's memorandum and advocating imperial union (8); Lionel Curtis on subjects for the conference; letters from LSA on subjects including his hopes for a future Imperial council and executive, and the limitations of British colonial policy, the negative attitude of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the advantages of sending the King to open the South African Parliament, and having deputations from the Dominions at his coronation, and the new Dominions Office.

Also includes: minute on the reorganization of the Colonial Office and future establishment of an Imperial Department; memoranda by Philip Kerr on the 1911 conference; annotated memorandum by LSA on the reorganization of official relations with the Dominions and the possible development of the Conference system; minute on discussions on achieving Imperial union; notes for consideration by the sub-committee on the 1911 conference; prints of the proposed agenda for the 1907 conference and of correspondence on the future organization of colonial conferences (from the 1905 conference); memorandum by LSA on suggestions for imperial policy; print of an article by Lord Milner, reflecting on the next conference.


  • 1905-11 - 1912-11

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Box 101

Finding aid date

2003-04-10 16:59:36+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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