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Empire Economic Union: correspondence, 1948-01 - 1953-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/20

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, mainly between LSA as Chairman and Sir Herbert Williams, Secretary, on funding for the Union, committee membership and winding up the Union, with other correspondents including: [Edward] Henry Legge-Bourke; Ronald Russell [Research Secretary, Empire Economic Union] on supporting a delegation from the West Indian sugar producers, his book on Imperial Preference and on a Union manifesto (3); 3rd Lord Long; Cuthbert Alport [Director of the Conservative Political Centre]; Robert Boothby; [Margaret] Patricia Hornsby-Smith, asking for LSA to speak at a meeting of adopted Conservative candidates to help revive Imperialist spirit.

Also includes: note on the Colonial Office reference and information section; reports and minutes, including an annual report for 1950, proposal for a monthly journal and memorandum on the future of the Union; note on Empire sugar; figures on colonial production and potentialities; memorandum on the Empire and a West European customs union; survey of the commodity shortage by Ronald Russell.


  • 1948-01 - 1953-04

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

2004-02-20 15:00:02.657000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
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