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Empire Youth Movement: correspondence with Major Ney, 1939-01 - 1955-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/23

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between LSA and Major Frederick Ney, Founder and Honorary Organiser of the movement on subjects including a rally for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, a Youth City, the Empire Youth Sunday movement and the National Council of Education of Canada, with other correspondents including: Sir Edward Peacock (4); Sir Robert Knox, Secretary to the Coronation Joint Committee; 1st Lord Elton, General Secretary, Rhodes Trust (10); 16th Duke of Norfolk [earlier Lord Arundel]; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury, Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations and Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs [earlier Lord Cranborne] (2); A V Alexander [First Lord of the Admiralty] on naming ships for the Dominions; Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] on Ney's work in Canada (2); [Joseph] Adelard Godbout, Prime Minister of Quebec; L E Elliott, Executive Secretary, National Council of Education of Canada (5); Sir Malcolm Robertson [Chairman of the British Council] explaining why the Council could not sponsor lecture tours in Canada through Ney; [Alfred] Duff Cooper [Minister of Information, later 1st Lord Norwich] on not interfering in Canadian affairs (2); 9th Lord Bessborough [earlier Lord Duncannon] on a possible Youth City (5); William Goodenough [Chairman of Governors of Dominion Students’ Hall Trust] on Youth City, and its effect on the programme of students from the Dominions at London House [later Goodenough College] (2); Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, explaining that he could not broadcast to the youth of the United States.

Also includes: notes on the movement; minutes and programmes for rallies and meetings; memorandum by Sir Charles Morgan-Webb on the drain on Britain's gold reserves; notes on the Commonwealth Youth Trust; pamphlet on Central African federation; memoranda on Youth City, with text of address by Lord Bessborough.


  • 1939-01 - 1955-04

Conditions Governing Access

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


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 217

Finding aid date

2004-02-23 14:40:36.373000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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