Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Maurice Hankey, Clerk of the Privy Council; Sir Robert Borden, congratulating LSA on becoming Secretary of State for the Colonies, commenting on the November General Election and the caucus system, and on a federal system for Ireland (3); Estella, Lady Cave (2); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on a row with LSA in the Shadow Cabinet; Winston Churchill, on subjects including a story from Herodotus, Churchill’s distress at the political situation, with the Empire being damaged by party factions and LSA’s support for Churchill's opponent in the Westminster Abbey division by-election (2); Vice-Admiral Sir Walter Cowan on LSA's departure from the Admiralty; Vice-Admiral Sir John de Robeck, Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet, on LSA's departure from the Admiralty; [Margaret] Elizabeth Edwards [earlier Margaret Elizabeth Simon]; "Fitz" [Sir (James) Percy Fitzpatrick] on subjects including how the January 1924 General Election appeared from the point of view of the Dominions and their importance when the next Election came, obstacles to Tariff Reform and how these might be eased by the Labour Party’s respect for 1st Lord Milner (3); Lionel Ford, Headmaster of Harrow School; J L Garvin, Editor of the Observer; Mary Herbert on LSA's tribute to Aubrey Herbert; William Hughes [former Prime Minister of Australia] on the unsettled state of political affairs in all nations and his poor opinion of [James] Ramsay Macdonald, Prime Minister and Philip Snowden [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; [?] Norman Melland on the development of Northern Rhodesia [later Zambia], stressing the need for spending on transport and education; Major-General Sir George Aston, congratulating LSA for his speech on the Singapore naval base; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Frederick Sturdee on LSA's departure from the Admiralty; Sir Ronald Storrs, Civil Governor of Jerusalem and Judaea [Israel] on LSA's appointment as Secretary of State for the Colonies; Jan Smuts on LSA's appointment as Secretary of State for the Colonies; Lady Ethel Stonehaven; Sir George Touche.
Also includes: memoranda on the swearing in of the new Cabinets (January and November 1924); letters from LSA to Stanley Baldwin, [Leader of the Conservative Party], on the party's future, explaining that he would continue to support Imperial Preference, despite official party policy, and to [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on the naval Cruiser construction programme.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.