Political files: Palestine, 1938-01 - 1949-07
Scope and Contents
Papers and correspondence on Palestine, with correspondents including: Marcus Sieff (4); Malcolm MacDonald [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on alleged ill-treatment of Jewish political prisoners; 4th Lord Harlech [former Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier William Ormsby-Gore] on his disagreement with current policy; Richard Casey, Australian Minister for Supply and Development, on a Jewish settlement in Australia; Reginald Coupland [former member of the Palestine Royal Commission] (2); 2nd Lord Lytton, Chairman of Palestine Potash Limited, on producing magnesium in Palestine (3); 1st Lord Beaverbrook [Minister for Aircraft Production, earlier Max Aitken] on producing magnesium; [Henry] Wickham Steed, on raising a Jewish army; Paul Goodman; Frank Aydelotte, member of the Anglo-American Palestine Commission (3); Harold Beeley, Secretary of the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry on Palestine (2); Victor Gollancz, Director of Victor Gollancz, Limited, on publishing LSA's evidence to the Committee of Enquiry, and an informal group on partition (2); Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi; Mrs Edgar Dugdale [Blanche Dugdale] on partition (2); 1st Lord Moyne [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Walter Guinness] on Jewish defence and policy towards the Arabs (2); Lewis Namier; Sir Firoz Khan Noon [High Commissioner for India] on the risk of alienating Moslem [Muslim] opinion over Palestine (2); 2nd Lord Linlithgow, Viceroy of India [earlier Lord Hopetoun]; Sir Simon Marks; 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] on criticism by the United States of British policy towards Palestine; Isaiah Berlin on American policy; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Edward Grigg]; Oliver Stanley.
Also includes: memoranda by Marcus Sieff on British policy towards Israel, the shooting down of British aircraft by Israel and a speech by Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary, in a debate on Palestine (January 1949); memoranda by LSA on partition; memorandum by Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, suggesting a Jewish homeland in Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe] rather than Palestine; memoranda by Reginald Coupland on a scheme for the federation of Palestine, territorial limitation and the Jewish frontier; statements by Moshe Sharett, Israeli Foreign Minister, on Arab refugees; report of the Palestine Currency Board, 1948-49; issue of Hansard covering the debate on Palestine (January 1949); copies of letters from LSA to individuals including Winston Churchill [Leader of the Conservative Party] and [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon].
- 1938-01 - 1949-07
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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