Correspondence A - Z, 1925-01 - 1925-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham], on taking up his position as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Kenya, a vote on his salary and his work as Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees (2); Sir Kenneth Anderson; Sir Abe Bailey, supporting LSA's position on Iraq; Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister; Sir Otto Beit on appointing Grigg's successor as Secretary to the Rhodes Trustees (2); Gertrude Bell [Oriental Secretary to the High Commissioner for Iraq, Sir Henry Dobbs] on British representation in Iraq following the League of Nations Commission of Inquiry into the future of Mosul [Al-Mawsil], urging that Dobbs should be sent to help with the negotiations and congratulating LSA for his part in them (3); Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in India, congratulating LSA on the Mosul negotiations, on the Indian battalions in Iraq and on the threat to India from Russia; Sir Henry Braddon on the Australian political situation, and proposed measures to strengthen Government representation in the Legislative Council (2); Reginald Brock on the growth of foreign trade in the United States, particularly with the Pacific and the results for Anglo-Canadian trade; Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury on the Mosul negotiations; Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on subjects including of the Locarno Treaty, particularly criticism of British policy in Europe from Jan Smuts, and also on being happier as Foreign Secretary than he would have been as Prime Minister (5); 6th Lord Clarendon [earlier Lord Hyde] accepting the position of Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs; Mark Cohen (4); Sir Charles Davis [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs]; Sir Henry Dobbs, High Commissioner and Consul-General for Iraq, on the disputed border between Iraq and Turkey, the use of Kurdish troops by Iraq, internal politics and spending cuts, and finding a new Financial Adviser; William Downie Stewart, New Zealand Minister of Customs; Edward, Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward Duke of Windsor] on his visit to the West Coast of Africa, including the Gold Coast [later Ghana] and Nigeria, and his concerns about the health of Sir Hugh Clifford, Governor of Nigeria; King Feisal of Iraq, thanking LSA for his support (2); Lionel Ford, Headmaster of Harrow School, asking LSA to join the Board of Governors and on his own departure [to become Dean of York] (2); [?] Edward Grogan; Sir [Frederick] Gordon Guggisberg [Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Gold Coast] on the improved prospects for trade and his separation from his wife (2); Decima, Lady Moore-Guggisberg; Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State for Air [later 1st Lord Templewood] on subjects including the settlement border between Iraq and Turkey and command of air and ground forces (3); William Hughes on subjects including the future of David Lloyd George, the Australian political situation and immigration into Australia; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Brentford]; Sir Henry Lambert [Acting Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on various colonial issues, including the situation in the Dominions, particularly on a proposed Disarmament Conference, a contribution from Ireland to the war debt, Kenya, Malaya [later Malaysia], a claim by the United States against Johor and the South African Tariff; Sir George Lloyd, refusing LSA's offer of the Governorship of Kenya (2); Dougal Malcolm; John M'Whae, on the need for a lead from Britain regarding Australia's contribution to Empire defence and economic matters; Charles Magrath, Chairman of the Canadian Section of the International Joint Commission, on land settlement in Canada; Frederick Oliver; Sir [Christopher] James Parr, Minister of Justice, New Zealand, on the need for a Pacific naval base at Singapore and agreeing with a a speech by LSA on developing Empire trade; Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell [former Governor of Fiji], on his anxiety about obtaining another post (2); Newton Rowell on his tour of the Empire; Sir Thomas Royden; Sir [Reginald] Edward Stubbs [Governor of Hong-Kong] on a strike in Hong Kong; [Ernest] Llewellyn Woodward.
Also includes: Colonial Office memorandum on whether King George V or the Prince of Wales should become Colonel in Chief of the West African Frontier Force.
- 1925-01 - 1925-12
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