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Empire Parliamentary Association: correspondence, 1938-07 - 1942-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/7

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly with Sir T Drummond Shiels, Acting Secretary of the Association, and Sir Howard d'Egville [organiser and first secretary of the Association]. Other correspondents include: Malcolm MacDonald, British High Commissioner in Canada, on the value of d'Egville's work in Canada as an unofficial link with the American Congress; Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the United States [earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] advising leaving d'Egville to carry on his work in Canada and the United States, and on inviting members of Congress to visit Britain (3); Henry Drummond-Wolff on relations with the United States and the need for a comprehensive Imperial policy; Henry Cody, President of the University of Toronto; [George] Howard Ferguson, former Canadian High Commissioner in Britain, on the importance of d'Egville's work in the United States; Sir [Robert] Hugh O'Neill on the publication of the Foreign Affairs Report in Canada by d'Egville; Frederick Pethick-Lawrence on the Foreign Affairs Report; Sir Archibald Sinclair [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Thurso]; Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] on the visit to Britain by Republican Congressmen and an official Congressional visit (2); John Martin [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] on the Congressional visit (6); Richard Law [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, later 1st Lord Coleraine] (2); Charles Emmott; Edward Fitzroy, Speaker of the House of Commons; Arthur Evans, applying for a place on the Association committee.

Also includes: reports on the situation in Spain, the Ukraine [Soviet Union] and France; report of the 1938 annual general meeting of the Association; memoranda by Sir Howard d'Egville on the United States and the war, printing of the Foreign Affairs Report in Canada, and his work in Canada and the United States; views from the Empire on the war; notes on the Canadian Parliamentary Delegation to Britain; summary of d'Egville's report on his visit to South Africa.


  • 1938-07 - 1942-12

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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 164

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1940-42.

Finding aid date

2004-01-21 11:32:15.043000+00:00

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