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Correspondence L - Z, 1925-12 - 1926-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/12

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Lloyd, High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan, congratulating LSA on the negotiations over Mosul [Al-Mawsil, Iraq] and his difficulties with Saad Zaghlul Pasha [President of Egypt] and the weakened British position in Egypt; Beryl Lafone on the enforced retirement of her husband, Edgar Lafone [Chief Constable Metropolitan Police]; Edgar Lafone; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Brentford]; 14th Lord Lovat [earlier Simon Fraser] (2); Pembroke Wicks, Political Secretary, Conservative Central Office; Dame Edith Lyttelton; David Maughan on constitutional events in New South Wales [Australia]; [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada on subjects including his friendship with LSA and the build-up to the Imperial Conference; Sir Halford Mackinder; Dougal Malcolm; [William] Marshall Freeman (2); Robert Bankes [Private Secretary to the Lord Chancellor]; Gideon Murray [later 2nd Lord Elibank], congratulating LSA on the Imperial Conference; Arthur Meighen [Leader of the Opposition, Canada] on his defeat in the Canadian elections; Charles Bruce; Stephen Gaselee, Foreign Office; John Morgan on his admiration for LSA's leadership in Imperial affairs; John Lockhart, Philip Allan and Company Limited, publishers, on a proposed book by LSA on Imperial economic development [? The Empire in the New Era] (4); William Brown, Private Secretary to the President of the Board of Trade; George Plant [Secretary, Oversea Settlement Committee] on figures for unemployment relief; Major-General Garnet Hughes; Cyril Norwood, Headmaster of Harrow School; William Ormsby-Gore [Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] on his role in the Imperial Conference, his impressions of the Gold Coast [later Ghana] and the success of Sir [Frederick] Gordon Guggisberg, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, and also on British Guiana [later Guyana] (2); Sir George Perley [Canadian Secretary of State] on the Canadian political situation (August); Ralegh Phillpotts (2); Alexander Maxwell [Assistant Secretary, Home Office]; Sir William Mitchell-Thomson [Postmaster-General and Chief Civil Commissioner, later 1st Lord Selsdon]; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] on his impressions of Eastern Canada, particularly on loyalty to Britain, the invasion of capital from the United States, and the lack of British settlers; Christopher Bullock [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air] (2); Sir John Shuckburgh [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs], congratulating LSA on the Angora [Ankara, Turkey] settlement; 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V, earlier Arthur Bigge]; 3rd Lord Stradbroke [Governor of Victoria, Australia, earlier Lord Dunwich] thanking LSA for his support during his Governorship; John Taylor Peddie on his economics publications (5); Sir Robert Horne; Beryl, Lady Thomson on her impressions of Nigeria [as wife of Sir Graeme Thomson, Governor and Commander-in-Chief]; Christopher Turnor on land settlement; Robert Vansittart, Foreign Office; Sir Derek Keppel, Master of the Royal Household; A E Carlyle on the Save the Victory Fund (4); Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on exempting the Victory Fund from income tax; Henry de Satge [Ceremonial Secretary, Colonial Office] on the Victory Fund; Sydney Walton; Edward Wood [later 1st Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax] on leaving office as Minister of Agriculture; Leo Weinthal; [Francis] Stanley Jackson, Conservative Party Chairman; Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including restrictions on the rubber trade, sending Frederick Hammond to Iraq to report on railways and finding someone to report on railways in Nyasaland [later Malawi] (2); [Arthur] Basil Williams; George Wilson [former Acting Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief, Uganda] on Uganda civil service pensioners; [William] Basil Worsfold on writing a biography of 1st Lord Milner (9); Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams; Sir Rhys Rhys-Williams; [?] Josiah Wedgwood; 1st Lord Willingdon [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas] on the new Canadian Cabinet and hydro-electric development.

Also includes: outline of LSA's book on Imperial economic development.


  • Creation: 1925-12 - 1926-12

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Box 129

Finding aid date

2004-05-06 16:00:44.593000+00:00


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