Correspondence with 1st Lord Milner, 1903-01 - 1928-11
Scope and Contents
Correspondence between Milner and LSA on subjects including: training troops in South Africa; the South African labour problem and immigration from China; LSA's foundation of an Imperialist group; the success of General Sir Paul Methuen [Commander-in-Chief Eastern Command] in the South African War, and Milner's concerns about Methuen's military position; the Cape Colony [part of the Union of South Africa from 1910, later the Republic of South Africa]; Milner's own future after leaving South Africa; the 1907 Imperial Conference and ideals of imperial policy; tariff reform and economic policy, particularly regarding speeches by Milner; the Compatriots [tariff reform group]; plans by Major-General Sir Coleridge Grove for universal military training; LSA's employment; the future of the Unionists; education policy; the Home Rule Bill and policy on Ireland.
Also includes: note by Florence Amery (1928) with a letter from Milner, sympathising with her on having her honeymoon cut short by LSA standing as a candidate for Bow and Bromley [London]; press cuttings on Milner, including on his future and his work as High Commissioner for South Africa.
- 1903-01 - 1928-11
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DateText: The majority of folios date from 1903 to August 1914.
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