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Correspondence A - L, 1926-12 - 1927-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/13

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grigg [Governor of Kenya, later 1st Lord Altrincham] on his visit home, settling a question of port handling in Kenya, and his health; Reginald Leigh [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on LSA's invitation to join the Academie Diplomatique Internationale; 1st Lord Athlone [Governor-General of South Africa] on the good effect of LSA's visit to South Africa and reaching a compromise with [?] Senator Nicolas de Wet (2); Sir Robert Baden-Powell; Sir Herbert Baker on his plans for a new memorial area in Westminster Abbey [London]; Jacques Bardoux; Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in India; [Arthur] Paul Boissier, Headmaster of Harrow School, on John Amery's progress; Sir Denys Bray [Foreign Secretary, Government of India]; Stanley Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia on the success of LSA's visit to Australia; John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir], explaining why he could not accompany LSA on his Empire Tour and on the political situation at home (2); Sir [George] Thomas Bridges [Governor of South Australia] on the effect of LSA's visit and on his part in settling the dispute over the South African flag (2); Cyril Cameron on LSA's contribution to the Empire; Archibald Campbell; Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on Turkey's fear of the Soviet Union and Italy; Sir John Chancellor, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] on LSA's visit to Rhodesia, and finding a successor for Sir Charles Coghlan [Premier of Southern Rhodesia]; 1st Lord Cave, Lord Chancellor; [Adeline] Verena, Lady Clarendon; Sir Hugh Clifford, Governor of the Straits Settlements [Singapore and parts of Malaysia], High Commissioner for the Malay States and British Agent for Borneo, on the career of Bede Clifford and his own arrival in Malaya [later Malaysia] (2); Thorold Coade [Assistant Master, Harrow School] on the progress of Emir Ghazi [son of King Feisal of Iraq] at Harrow; Celia, Lady Congreve on the death of her husband, Sir Walter Congreve; Sir James Connolly; Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times, earlier Geoffrey Robinson], on the Times's Canadian correspondent; Sir William Crawford; 2nd Lord Cromer [Lord Chamberlain of the Royal Household, earlier Lord Errington]; Sir Thomas Cuninghame; [Marie] Penelope, Lady Clementi [wife of Sir Cecil Clementi, Governor of Hong Kong] on the worsening situation in China; [John] Aubrey Edgcumbe [Private Secretary to LSA] on events in the Dominions Office during his Empire Tour, including a treaty with Iraq, child labour in Southern Rhodesia, the promotion of [David] Euan Wallace [Parliamentary Private Secretary to LSA] to become an Assistant Government Whip, the Prayer Book Bill, and the Commonwealth Trust; King Feisal of Iraq, thanking LSA for his guidance; Decima, Lady Moore-Guggisberg; William Ormsby-Gore, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies [later 4th Lord Harlech] on subjects including China and problems with Sir Halford Mackinder as Chairman of the Imperial Economic Committee; James Hertzog, Prime Minister of South Africa; James Welldon, Dean of Durham; [Frederick] Nugent Hicks, accepting the posts of Bishop of Gibraltar and Governor of Harrow School (2); Sir [Edward] Hilton Young [later 1st Lord Kennet], explaining why he could not accompany LSA to South Africa, and on a constitution for Southern Rhodesia (2); George Hutchinson; Edgar Lafone, former Chief Constable Metropolitan Police; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary [later 4th Lord Brentford]; Sir John Gilmour [Secretary of State for Scotland]; Sir Gordon Hewart, Lord Chief Justice; 1st Lord Lloyd [High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan], on subjects including wishing that relations with the Soviet Union could be cut, the improved situation in Egypt, the divided control of Aden [Adan, Yemen] between India and Egypt, preventing Italy from colonising the east coast of the Red Sea and protecting Lloyd's officials in Egypt (2); Sir John Cadman [Chairman, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Limited and Iraq Petroleum Company Limited]; William Lang [Joint Editor, the Financial News] on an article by LSA for Kinematograph Weekly on British film (3); [Ada] Edwina Lewin [later 3rd Countess Roberts] on LSA's "East and West", particularly his account of her father [1st Lord Roberts]; Ethel, Lady Lunn; Hubert Lyautey [former French Resident Génèral in Morocco] thanking LSA for his praise of a book by Lyautey on Morocco.

Other subjects (mainly in letters from LSA to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister), include: naval parity with the United States; LSA's concerns about the Budget and Winston Churchill's lack of a coherent economic policy; reform of the House of Lords; the political situation in Australia and LSA's Empire Tour; the British presence in China.

Also includes: notes on the Iraq Treaty negotiations.


  • Creation: 1926-12 - 1927-12

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Finding aid date

2004-05-17 11:33:36.840000+00:00


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