Correspondence A - K, 1927-12 - 1928-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Herbert Baker on his plans for a new memorial area in Westminster Abbey [London]; Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on LSA's return from his Empire Tour and on his impressions of Canada; Sir Otto Beit; Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Madden, 1st Sea Lord; Alfred Beit; Richard Bennett, Leader of the Conservative Party in Canada, on the possibility of a uniform currency throughout the Empire; Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in India; Kenneth Bray (3); Sir William Joynson-Hicks, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Brentford] (3); William Bridgeman [First Lord of the Admiralty] explaining why he could not keep Vice-Admiral [David] Murray Anderson [Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station, and High Commissioner, South Africa] in South Africa for longer than his appointed term; [Robert] Randolph Bruce, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia; John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir] on LSA's collected Empire Tour speeches ["The Empire in the New Era"], and his new doctrine of Empire; Reginald Leigh [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary]; 1st Lord Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, thanking LSA for his congratulations on his peerage; Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain] on LSA's "The Empire in the New Era"; Winston Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on taxing match manufacturers and on an argument with LSA over William Cosgrave [President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State, later Ireland] (3); Sir Howard d'Egville on the Empire Parliamentary Conference in Canada; Lionel Curtis on LSA's "The Empire in the New Era" , his views on Empire co-operation, his own work "The Commonwealth of Nations" and relations between Sir Abe Bailey and Oxford University; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain on subjects including "The Empire in the New Era" (2); Geoffrey Dawson [earlier Geoffrey Robinson] on subjects including Philip Kerr, Secretary of the Rhodes Trust [later 11th Lord Lothian] standing for Parliament (2); Thomas Davis (5); Sir Francis Bingham, Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey; Herbert Henson, Bishop of Durham on "The Empire in the New Era"; Robert Vansittart, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; John Darling on the need for Britain and the Dominions to act together in finance and on his article about Empire Consols (4); Henry de Satge [Ceremonial Secretary, Colonial Office]; Douglas Copland, Dean of the Faculty of Commerce, University of Melbourne, on Darling's consols article; King Feisal of Iraq on the education of his son, Emir Ghazi, at Harrow School; Guy Fanshawe [Parliamentary Private Secretary to LSA]; Georgina Fyfe (4); Robert Gilson, Headmaster of the Schools of King Edward VI, Birmingham [Warwickshire]; Frederick Goodenough, on the establishment of a hall of residence for overseas students at the University of London (4); Douglas Graham (3); Sir [Frederick] Gordon Guggisberg, Governor and Commander-in-Chief, British Guiana [later Guyana] on his arrival in Guiana and the "colossal muddle" in the system of government; Hugh Gunn; Sir Douglas Hogg, Lord Chancellor [later 1st Lord Hailsham] on subjects including the need for an extra Law Lord [letter incomplete]; Sir Ian Hamilton; Mary, Lady Hudson [earlier Mary, Lady Northcliffe]; James Hertzog [Prime Minister of South Africa], on LSA's "The Empire in the New Era"; [Edward] Hilton Young [Chairman of the Commission on East African Closer Union, later 1st Lord Kennet] on the commission's report; Sir Robert Horne on Canadian objections to the American slant of the Associated Press; Sir Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State for Air [later 1st Lord Templewood]; Sir Esme Howard on the future of Tobago; Richard Jebb on LSA's "The Empire in the New Era", and the blocking of economic co-operation within the Empire; 1st Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India [earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax] on subjects including the next General Election and his respect for 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun]; Philip Kerr, Secretary of the Rhodes Trust [later 11th Lord Lothian] on whether standing for Parliament would interfere with his work for the trust; Rudyard Kipling, suggesting an inscription for 1st Lord Milner's memorial in Westminster Abbey.
Other subjects (mainly in letters from LSA to Stanley Baldwin), include: LSA's concerns about the economy, particularly on Protection and safeguarding of industry, and on reform of the House of Lords; LSA's impressions of Canada.
Also includes: article by John Darling on the over-valued pound; preliminary memorandum on the establishment of a hall of residence for overseas students in London.
- 1927-12 - 1928-12
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