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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, 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.


  • 1926-12 - 1927-12

Conditions Governing Access

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


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Box 130

Finding aid date

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

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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