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Letters to the Press, 1936-06 - 1952-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/7/27

Scope and Contents

Texts and cuttings of letters from LSA to the press, with related correspondence, on subjects including: the Commonwealth Conference (1952) and the economic imbalance between the Commonwealth and the United States; the place of the Commonwealth in the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II; production and exports to the United States; American tariffs; trade within the Empire; the need for a balanced economy; the stability of sterling; Commonwealth membership, particularly relating to the Gold Coast [later Ghana]; cold war defence; Arab-Israeli relations; refugee Yugoslav generals; dissolution of Parliament; devaluation of sterling; the sterling balances; India and the Commonwealth; Free Trade; British policy in the Middle East; trade with Canada; responsibility for Palestine; the economic crisis (1947-48); customs union and preference; the transfer of power in India; the sterling system; socialism and the gold standard; Imperial Preference; bombing military and non-military targets in Germany; family allowances; venereal disease; Empire films; the Coal Bill (1938) and the consumer; Anglo-American trade; the state of the army; the need for a War Cabinet.

Other correspondents include: John Astor [owner of the Times]; Pierse Loftus [Chairman of the Rural Reconstruction Association]; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst]; Henry Hodson, Editor of the Sunday Times; William Casey, Editor of the Times (2); David Eccles, thanking LSA for his support for Eccles's article on sterling; Ivor Brown, Editor of the Observer, asking LSA to review a biography of J L Garvin; Arthur Cranfield, Editor and Director of the Star, asking LSA to write an obituary for Winston Churchill (2); Thomas Hutton, Editor of the Birmingham Post (3).


  • Creation: 1936-06 - 1952-12

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


2 file(s)

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Box 213

Finding aid date

2004-02-26 14:01:12.950000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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