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Empire Economic Union: correspondence, 1939-02 - 1951-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/19

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly between LSA as Chairman and Sir Herbert Williams, Secretary, on subjects including funding for the Union, Free Trade in Western Europe, attitudes in the party to Conservative policy on Imperial Preference, publishing a booklet on the post-war economic world and the agriculture committee, and with other correspondents including: Reginald Purbrick; Vernon Malcolmson [Co-Founder, British Empire Producers’ Organisation] on co-operation with the Empire Industries Association; Henry Drummond-Wolff (3); 1st Lord Croft on co-operation with the British Empire Producers’ Organisation and a BBC broadcast attacking Imperial Preference (2); Brendan Bracken, Minister of Information, on the broadcast and on Empire publicity in general (2); Sir Frederick Mills, on protecting industry; Sir John Caulcutt [Chairman, Barclays Bank] resigning from the Union's Executive Committee; Sir William McLean; Sir Donald Simson; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] resigning from the Union; Ronald Russell [Research Secretary, Empire Economic Union] on subjects including his book on Imperial Preference (4).

Also includes: report on the European Economic Conference in London (1949); foreword by LSA to the Union report on agriculture; minutes; report on the British Empire Producers' Conference (1938); report on British agricultural policy.


  • 1939-02 - 1951-01

Conditions Governing Access

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


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 212

Finding aid date

2004-02-18 16:52:52.890000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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