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Lord Milner papers: correspondence, 1919-01 - 1921-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/42

Scope and Contents

Letters and minutes between LSA and Milner on subjects including: Milner's new position as Secretary of State for the Colonies and LSA's position as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies; the Raw Materials Board; policy on Cyprus; Portuguese East Africa [later Mozambique]; free trade within the League of Nations; Milner being pulled out from the Colonial Office and sent to the Versailles Peace Conference [France]; the reconstruction of East Africa; Syria; Imperial Preference; the Oversea Settlement Bill; Canadian imports; the government of the West Indies; policy on the Antarctic; the colonial tour of the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward, Duke of Windsor], including Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] having to accompany the prince [as Military Secretary]; the future of Constantinople [later Istanbul, Turkey] and the Near East; the Imperial Conference; Egypt; the governorship of Australia; reviving the Imperial Cabinet system; the administration of Nigeria; LSA's own finances.

Also includes: letter from Hugh Thornton [Private Secretary to Milner] on pressure for Milner to take on more foreign policy responsibility, including on Syria; letter from Sir Hugh Clifford [Governor, Gold Coast, later Ghana] on LSA's and Milner's appointments to the Colonial Office, and the colonial policies of the Peace Conference, particularly on Togoland [later Togo]; press cuttings of articles by Sir Sidney Low on Milner's work at the War Office and Colonial Office.


  • Creation: 1919-01 - 1921-02

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 120

Finding aid date

2003-06-26 11:01:20.890000+00:00

Repository Details

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