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Empire Tour: correspondence and invitations, 1926-01 - 1927-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/4/19

Scope and Contents

Correspondents on arrangements and invitations for LSA's tour include: R Laing, Manager of the Passenger Department, the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited (4); representatives of the Mercantile Marine Department, Board of Trade, on travel and accommodation (6); 1st Lord Stonehaven, Governor-General of Australia [earlier John Baird] (3); the Governor of New South Wales [Admiral Sir Dudley de Chair]; [Arthur] Cosmo Parkinson [Assistant Secretary, Colonial Office]; 14th Lord Lovat [Parliamentary Under-Secretary Dominions Office]; Lloyd Dumas, Manager and Editor, Australian Newspapers Cable Service; Sir George Boughey, Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute (4); Francis Bourdillon, Secretary of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (3); Philip Kerr, Secretary of the Rhodes Trust [later 11th Lord Lothian], warning LSA to avoid the controversy over the Flag Bill in South Africa (2); Sir James Barrett; Sir George McLaren Brown, European General Manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway; Robert Fennell, Chairman of the Empire Club of Canada (3); F A Pauline, Agent General for British Columbia (3); James Regan, Secretary of the Canadian Board of Trade; Anthony Bevir, Colonial Office; Sir [Christopher] James Parr, High Commissioner in London for New Zealand (3); the Governor-General of New Zealand [General Sir Charles Fergusson] (3); Percy Sargood; 1st Lord Athlone, Governor-General of South Africa, on subjects including the possibility of curtailing LSA's tour of South Africa, particularly Natal, because of local sensitivities (9); Bede Clifford [Imperial Secretary and British Representative in South Africa] (4); John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir]; Patrick Duncan; Sir Edmund Davis; Sir Cyril Ashford; Alan de Verd Leigh, Secretary of the London Chamber of Commerce; Leo Weinthal, Director of the African World and Cape to Cairo Express; Marguerite, Lady Walton; George Richards; Isabel, Lady Dalrymple; the Governor of Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe, Sir John Chancellor] (3).

Also includes: copies of LSA's itineraries and note on accommodation; lists of invitations.


  • Creation: 1926-01 - 1927-07

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


3 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 137

Related Materials

See also AMEL 10 for photos of LSA's Empire Tour, AMEL 6/3/10 for AFA's diary and AMEL 6/3/86 for AFA's letters on the Tour.

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from April to July 1927.

Finding aid date

2003-08-29 16:23:23.327000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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