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Correspondence A - K, 1926-01 - 1927-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/11

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Anatole de Monzie, French Minister of Public Works; Reginald Leigh [Assistant Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; 2nd Lord Lamington [earlier Charles Cochrane Baillie]; Elise Aubry (4); [George] Nevile Bland, Foreign Office; [?] Lucy Baldwin; Sir John Beale, on protection for manufacturing; Sir Hugh Bell, on the death of his daughter Gertrude Bell (2); Sir Henry Dobbs [High Commissioner and Consul-General for Iraq] on subjects including the death of Gertrude Bell (2); Sir Robert Borden (including a letter to 1st Lord Byng, Governor-General) on the constitutional crisis in Canada following the 1925 elections, the resignation of [William] Mackenzie King as Prime Minister and the dissolution of Parliament, and also on giving the first Rhodes lectures (5); Geoffrey Dawson [Rhodes Trustee, earlier Geoffrey Robinson] on an honorary degree for Borden and on R A Butler gaining experience of the Empire (2); Sir Henry Braddon on conflict between John Lang [Premier of New South Wales] and the Australian Legislative Council; Benjamin Morgan, Chairman, British Empire Producers Organisation; representatives of the British and Overseas Agency Limited (5); Stanley Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia, on aviation links between Britain and Australia; R A Butler on gaining experience of the Empire before entering politics; Henry de Satge [Ceremonial Secretary, Colonial Office]; William Bridgeman [First Lord of the Admiralty]; Frederic Creswell, South African Minister of Defence; Joseph Casgrain; David Boyle (4); Sir Walter Congreve [Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Malta]; [John] Percy Farrar (3); Edward Warner, Foreign Office; Catherine, Lady Courtney (2); William Brown [Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade]; Sir [Victor] Murray Coutts-Trotter (2); Ruby, Lady Cromer; Lionel Curtis on the Australian constitutional system and ideas for an Imperial Secretariat, also asking for a chance to talk to LSA on Imperial matters (3); Francis Urquhart [Dean of Balliol College, University of Oxford]; Dorothy, Lady Downe; Christopher Bullock [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air]; Richard Feetham [former Chairman of the Irish Boundary Commission] on the memorial to 1st Lord Milner and the Irish Boundary negotiations; Raymond Ffennell, congratulating LSA on his dealings with James Hertzog [Prime Minister of South Africa]; Sir Frank Fox, thanking LSA for his support; Lewis Farnell, Rector of Exeter College, University of Oxford; King Feisal of Iraq on sending his son, Emir Ghazi, to Britain for his education, and negotiations with Turkey over Angora [Ankara] (3); Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick (3); J L Garvin, Editor of the Observer, on the naval base at Singapore and negotiations with the Soviet Union and Turkey over Mosul [Al-Mawsil, Iraq] (2); Sir Charles Greenway; Sir William Davison [later 1st Lord Broughshane] (2); Decima, Lady Moore-Guggisberg; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet], on working with LSA at the Imperial Conference; Patrick Hannon on the San Paulo Railway Company buying non-British rolling stock (2); 9th Lord Bessborough, Chairman of the San Paulo Railway Company [earlier Lord Duncannon]; Fossey Hearnshaw, Professor of Mediaeval History, University of London (3); Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood], putting his name forward as a possible Governor-General of Canada; Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Hodges; Sir Douglas Hogg, Attorney-General [later 1st Lord Hailsham] on planned strike legislation; Lettice Fisher on the death of her mother, Jessie, Lady Ilbert; Richard Jebb on his book "The Empire in Eclipse" and his pessimism about the Empire; Edward Keeling; [John] Obed Smith; Sir Herbert Blain, Principal Agent, Conservative Party.

Also includes: account by LSA of climbing the Matterhorn.


  • Creation: 1926-01 - 1927-02

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 129

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1926.

Finding aid date

2004-05-05 14:28:27.247000+00:00



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