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Correspondents (mainly congratulating LSA on his appointment as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies) include: Sir William Allardyce, Governor of the Bahamas (2); Brigadier-General Sir Hugh Baikie; Henry Birchenough; General Sir William Birdwood; Reginald Brock; John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir]; Lionel Curtis on the British colonial section in the peace negotiations; Lord Curzon; Thomas Comyn-Platt, offering to work as LSA's Private Secretary (2); Alison Cuninghame; Violet Markham [Violet Carruthers]; Evelyn Cecil, Secretary-General of the Order of St John of Jerusalem [later 1st Lord Rockley]; Frank Churchill; Sir Hugh Clifford, Governor, Gold Coast [later Ghana]; Geoffrey Dawson [editor of the Times, earlier Geoffrey Robinson]; George Faber [1st Lord Wittenham]; Sir George Fiddes [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Andrew Fisher, High Commissioner of Australia in Britain; Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick (2); Lionel Ford, Headmaster of Harrow School; Frank Fox; George Gooch; Juliet Glyn [Assistant Secretary War Cabinet Demobilisation Committee, later Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams] (3); Hugh Gunn; Rupert Gwynne; Edward Grigg [Military Secretary to Prince of Wales, later 1st Lord Altrincham] describing the arrival of the Prince [later King Edward VIII and Edward Duke of Windsor] in Canada; General Sir Ian Hamilton; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] on bringing in staff of the Dominion Prime Ministers to help in the Empire Delegation to the peace negotiations, with a view to a future Imperial Cabinet Office, and on improved representation for the Dominions at the negotiations (2); William Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia (2); Clement Jones [Secretary, British Empire Delegation to the peace negotiations]; Sir Roderick Jones; John Kirwan on subjects including Australia's attitude to Britain; representatives of the League of the Empire (4); David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, on LSA's appointment; Christopher Lowther, resigning as LSA's Parliamentary Private Secretary (2); Sir Sidney Low; Pamela, Lady Lytton; Sir William MacGregor; [William] Mackenzie King, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada; Sir Andrew Macphail, on reaction to the Prince of Wales's visit to Canada; Arthur Meighen, Canadian Minister of the Interior on overseas settlement of British ex-servicemen; Sir Vincent Meredith, Chairman of the Bank of Montreal, on Empire exchange rates; Dougal Malcolm; Sir Patrick McGrath [President of the Legislative Council, Newfoundland]; George Moore; Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Tasmania] on subjects including Australian politics and the development of Tasmania; [William] Frederick O'Connor, British Resident in Nepal, on subjects including his recent tour of special propaganda duty in Siberia [Russia]; George Parkin; [?] Sir Gilbert Parker; Charles Parker; Edward Peacock; Michelangelo Refalo, Chief Justice of Malta; Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell, Governor of Fiji, asking for immigrants for Fiji; Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Strutt on his orders to help the Emperor Charles I of Austria, the desperate situation in Austria and the Emperor's hopes that the present Government could be overthrown (3); Lieutenant-General Jan Smuts [South African Minister of Defence] on the treatment of former German colonies and his concern about the future of Germany; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]; Mary, Lady Steel-Maitland; Sydney Walton, Canadian Trade Mission in London; Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, 1st Sea Lord [later 1st Lord Wester Wemyss] on American naval policy; [Arthur] Basil Williams; Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson (2); General Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate [former High Commissioner for Egypt].
Other subjects include: Cabinet reorganization; policy on Palestine and Egypt; war reparations.
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