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Correspondence A - Z, 1921-01 - 1921-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/4

Scope and Contents

Correspondents (mainly congratulating LSA on his appointment as Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty and regretting his departure from the Colonial Office) include: Alfred Ashbolt, Agent-General for Tasmania; [William] Wedgwood Benn [later 1st Lord Stansgate]; Sir Robert Borden (2); Sir Arthur Griffith-Boscawen; Sir Thomas Bramsdon; 1st Lord Buxton; Lord Carson; James Calder, former Canadian Minister of Immigration and Colonization; Ivy Chamberlain, on [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain becoming [Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the Conservative Party]; Winston Churchill, Secretary of State for the Colonies; Sir Hugh Clifford [Governor of Nigeria] on the lack of public interest in overseas dependencies; [Ernest] Owen Clough [Secretary of the South African Branch, Empire Parliamentary Association] on subjects including South African parliamentary affairs; Catherine, Lady Courtney; Sir James Craig [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, later 1st Lord Craigavon] thanking LSA for his congratulations on becoming Prime Minister; 1st Lord Curzon, thanking LSA for his congratulations on becoming 1st Marquess of Curzon and on relations with Turkey (3); Taylor Darbyshire; Charles Davis [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Florence Amery (to 17th Lord Derby [earlier Lord Stanley]); Vice-Admiral Sir John de Robeck on plans for Maltese forces and French foreign policy; Julius Elias, Managing Director of Odhams Press Limited [later 1st Lord Southwood], explaining that a cartoon in John Bull was not meant as an attack on LSA; Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick; Sir George Fiddes [former Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Sir George Foster [former Canadian Minister of Trade and Commerce]; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on subjects including the part played by Northern Ireland in losing British naval supremacy, and LSA's political career, with Winston Churchill becoming Secretary of State for the Colonies (3); Sir Hamar Greenwood on LSA's career (2); Sir Laurence Guillemard [Governor of the Straits Settlements [Singapore and parts of Malaysia] and High Commissioner for the Malay States]; Margot Glyn [later Margot, Lady Davson]; Juliet Glyn [later Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams]; William Lang; Andrew Bonar Law, commenting on the Irish Agreement; 1st Lord Lee of Fareham [First Lord of the Admiralty] congratulating LSA on a speech in Parliament (August 1921), also on sailors' marriage allowances and a visit to the Fleet exercises (3); David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, offering LSA the posts of Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty and Chief Commissioner for Supply and Transport (2); 1st Lord Long on his concerns about taxation; Sir Sidney Low; Christopher Lowther; [?] Charles Mactaggart, sympathising with LSA on being "jostled" out of the Colonial Office by Churchill; Sir Andrew Macphail; Dougal Malcolm; Arthur Meighen [former Prime Minister of Canada] on the loss of the election; Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Western Australia; Sir Gilbert Parker; Field Marshal 1st Lord Plumer [Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Malta] on subjects including the visit to Malta by the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward, Duke of Windsor and an attempt to declare Roman Catholicism as the official Maltese religion (3); Sir Michelangelo Refalo, Chief Justice of Malta (2); Sir [Joseph] West Ridgeway; Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell, Governor of Fiji, on disturbances engineered by India, and asking for Chinese immigrants to counteract Indian influence; Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa, on the recent South African elections, LSA leaving the Colonial Office, and concerns about British foreign policy being subservient to France; Charles Scott, Editor of the Manchester Guardian, recalling LSA in the Balkans; Sir William Seager; Rear-Admiral William Sims; Sir Campbell Stuart, Director of the Times; Frank Smith [former Secretary for Agriculture, South Africa]; Mabel Strickland on attitudes to LSA in Malta; Sir Gerald Strickland [Leader of the Constitutional Party, Malta] on the Maltese elections; Frederick Wade, Agent-General for British Columbia in Great Britain; William Watt, on subjects including Churchill taking over at the Colonial Office and Australian political affairs; [Arthur] Basil Williams; John Whitley, Speaker of the House of Commons.

Also includes: certificate from King Alexander I of Greece.


  • Creation: 1921-01 - 1921-12

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2004-04-21 13:35:15.340000+00:00


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