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Empire Industries Association: correspondence and articles, 1948-01 - 1951-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/11

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly on fundraising matters and the launch of the Empire Unity Campaign, with Association officials and other correspondents including: Sir Donald Simson on subjects including a statement by the Prime Minister of New Zealand [Sidney Holland] saying that New Zealand's greatest contribution to world peace would be to help restore the Empire, and giving an account of his activities for the Association in Australia and New Zealand (6); [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; Sir Brian Mountain, [Chairman of Eagle Star Insurance Company Limited]; Rex Benson, Director of Robert Benson, Lonsdale and Company Limited, on subjects including the need for co-operation with the United States in trade (2); [Frank] Clavering Fison, Chairman of Fisons Limited; Charles Taylor [Managing Director of Cow and Gate Limited]; Sir John Greenly, Chairman of Babcock and Wilcox Limited (2); Sir Montague Burton, Chairman of Montague Burton Limited; Sir William Crawford; Sir [Sydney] Richard Wells (2); Sir William Cooper; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Sir Max Aitken]; Julian Crossley [Chairman of Barclay's Bank] on economic policy; Sir Basil Brooke [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, later 1st Lord Brookeborough] on addressing meetings and the success of the 1949 election (3); Sir George Barstow [Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prudential Assurance Company Limited]; Sir Harry Methven; Humphry Berkeley; Sir Samuel Beale; [John] Gibson Jarvie, Chairman of United Dominions Trust Limited; Robert Menzies (3); Thomas Hutton, Editor of the Birmingham Post (4); 1st Lord Iliffe [President of the Birmingham Post]; John Howard (7); 1st Lord McGowan; Sir Edward Wilshaw [President of Cable and Wireless Limited]; George Tilley, Chairman of Pearl Assurance Company Limited; Herbert Crocker on Association branches in Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe]; Sir Frank Morgan, General Manager of the Prudential Assurance Company Limited, on Labour proposals to nationalize insurance companies; Sir Robert Webber, Western Mail and Echo Limited (2); Sir Ernest Canning; 1st Lord Weir; 1st Lord Balfour of Inchrye on addressing the Association in South Africa.

Also includes: statement of policy by LSA; progress reports on the Empire Unity Campaign; bulletins, minutes and annual reports of the Association and British Empire League; note by LSA on future policy.


  • 1948-01 - 1951-11

Conditions Governing Access

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 204

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1948-49.

Finding aid date

2004-02-05 16:50:49.873000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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