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Correspondence with 1st Lord Milner, 1903-01 - 1928-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/40

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.


  • Creation: 1903-01 - 1928-11

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


2 file(s)

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Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1903 to August 1914.

Finding aid date

2003-06-25 13:31:06.123000+00:00

Repository Details

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