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War letters A - K, 1914-01 - 1916-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/3

Scope and Contents

Letters to LSA from correspondents including: John Arkwright; George Auden, School Medical Officer, City of Birmingham, on rejection of recruits because of their teeth; John Baird, assistant to the Military Mission with the Belgian Field Army [later 1st Lord Stonehaven] on opposition to National Service, particularly harm done by the advocacy of 1st Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] and the attitude of Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener [Secretary of State for War]; Stanley Baldwin; Sir Thomas Barlow [President, Royal College of Physicians] on the dental health of recruits; Lieutenant-Colonel James Barrett, Consulting Oculist and Aurist to British Forces in Egypt (2); Sir Henry Bax-Ironside [Minister Plenipotentiary to Bulgaria] on pro-German influences in Bulgaria; William Bowater, Lord Mayor of Birmingham, on the Birmingham Battalions (3); Arthur Griffith-Boscawen on the need for National Service; Robert Brand on Imperial finances; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain on subjects including National Service, the Territorial Army, LSA's career and [?] his own appointment as Director-General of National Service (9); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on being of use in financial talks; Major-General Charles Callwell [Director of Military Operations at the War Office] on subjects including German advances after the fall of Antwerp [Belgium], hopes for an Allied advance, the difficulties with Russian troops, the supply of artillery ammunition, troop organization, the views of David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on breaking up the German Empire, the official history of the war, and LSA's posting to the Balkans (6); Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, on theological students as soldiers; Ruby, Lady Carson, on Sir Edward Carson's health; Sir Edward Carson on subjects including LSA's departure for the Balkans (3); [Robert] Erskine Childers, urging LSA to take a post as a naval intelligence officer; Jesse Collings; James Craig [later 1st Lord Craigavon]; 1st Lord Curzon, Lord Privy Seal, on a committee on conscription (9); Brigadier-General Alister Dallas on the 4th Corps (2); Howard d'Egville, Honorary Secretary of the Empire Parliamentary Association; George Faber [later 1st Lord Wittenham]; "Fitz" [? Sir (James) Percy Fitzpatrick] (5); Moreton Frewen on inflation and loans from the United States (2); Patrick Duncan on the situation in South Africa; Frederick Guest; General Sir Ian Hamilton [commander, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force] on subjects including finding a position for LSA and criticism about operations at the Dardanelles (4); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the War Cabinet] on LSA's appointment as an Assistant Secretary; William Hughes, Attorney-General then Prime Minister of Australia, on subjects including the Australian troops at the Dardanelles, LSA's gloomy view of the British Government, Hughes's own role and general progress in the war (4); Philip Kerr [Editor of the Round Table, later 11th Lord Lothian] on the death of his brother, and including letters by LSA in the Round Table.

Also includes: letters from LSA to Chamberlain on Ulster and abandoning Home Rule policy, to Callwell on being sent to the Balkans, and to Fitzpatrick on South Africa, the Dardanelles and the lack of political leadership.


  • Creation: 1914-01 - 1916-12


4 file(s)

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Former / Other Reference

Box 111

Related Materials

For the main series of LSA's correspondence, see AMEL 2.

Finding aid date

2003-04-29 16:21:08+00:00

Repository Details

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