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Correspondence L - Z, 1928-01 - 1929-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/16

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Henry Lewin (2); Basil Liddell Hart on an article by LSA on army reform; O Louwers, General Secretary of the Institut Colonial International, inviting LSA to join the institute (3); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans, Secretary of State for War, on a suggested honour for Major-General Charles Luard [General Officer Commanding Forces in South China]; Harry Luke, thanking LSA for his appointment as Colonial Secretary of Sierra Leone; Joseph Lyons, Premier of Tasmania; 14th Lord Lovat [Parliamentary Under-Secretary Dominions Office, and Chairman of the Oversea Settlement Committee, earlier Simon Fraser] on British immigration into Canada; [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] (2); Robert Mahaffy; Dougal Malcolm; [Clarence] Henry Marten [Lower Master, Eton College]; Vincent Massey, thanking LSA for his Empire Tour speeches ["The Empire in the New Era"]; Leo Maxse [Editor of the National Review] on the Cabinet's failure to advance safeguarding industry and Imperial Preference; Violet, Lady Milner on collecting the papers of her late husband, 1st Lord Milner and finding a biographer (2); Sir Alfred Mond [later 1st Lord Melchett] on his and LSA's shared views on the economy; Sir Herbert Hambling; Cyril Norwood, Headmaster of Harrow School, on the departure of Emir Ghazi [son of King Feisal of Iraq] from Harrow; Terence O'Connor; Joseph Oldham [member of the commission on East African Closer Union] on the appointment of a new Governor for Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] and the effect on future decisions about Nyasaland [later Malawi] and Northern Rhodesia [later Zambia]; William Ormsby-Gore [Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] on his impressions of Malaya [later Malaysia] and problems with the rubber industry and government, the appointment of Henry Moore as Colonial Secretary of Kenya, the health of Sir Hugh Clifford [Governor of the Straits Settlements [Singapore and parts of Malaysia], High Commissioner for the Malay States and British Agent for Borneo] and Sir [Edward] Hilton Young [Chairman of the commission on East African Closer Union, later 1st Lord Kennet], and Sir Edward Grigg, Governor of Kenya [later 1st Lord Altrincham] becoming difficult to work with; 1st Lord Plumer, High Commissioner for Palestine, on whether to resign over a dispute on the frontier with Transjordan [later Jordan], and on his successor, Sir John Chancellor (3); Adolf Pollinger (4); Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby]; Rear-Admiral Edward Evans [later 1st Lord Mountevans] on saving the film of Captain Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition (3); Robert Vansittart, Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Sir James Rennell Rodd on subjects including LSA's "The Stranger of the Ulysses" and on his impressions of Canada (3); 2nd Countess Roberts; Alfred Bossom on the film of Captain Robert Scott's Antarctic expedition (2); Robert Shackle [Assistant Principal, Board of Trade] on the Scott film; [Harold] Graham Vincent, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, on the Scott film; Thomas Fry [Private Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty]; Jacobus Smit, High Commissioner for South Africa in Britain, on becoming Administrator of the Transvaal; Sir Arthur Steel-Maitland, Minister of Labour; Peter Larkin, High Commissioner of Canada in Britain; J Saxon Mills on the Rhodesian tobacco industry; Cecil Sibbett on his collection of Cecil Rhodes pictures; Sir Henry Dobbs, High Commissioner of Iraq, on the future of [Arthur] Lionel Smith [Adviser of Education, Iraq]; Geoffrey Dawson [earlier Geoffrey Robinson] on Lionel Smith; 1st Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to King George V [earlier Arthur Bigge] (3); Vilhjalmur Stefansson on LSA's "The Empire in the New Era"; Louis Taschereau, Prime Minister of Quebec [Canada], on LSA's "The Empire in the New Era"; G M Trevelyan on "The Empire in the New Era"; Henry White, Dean of Christ Church College, Oxford University (2); Aylward Blackman (3); Josiah Wedgwood on "The Empire in the New Era"; Charles Duff, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Geoffrey Whiskard, Dominions Office (2); [Arthur] Basil Williams; 1st Lord Willingdon [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas] on subjects including comments about his partisan attitude, a visit from Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] and the tendency of British politicians like Chamberlain to concentrate on Europe rather than the Empire (4); Geoffrey Winthrop Young; [Roderick] Roy Wilson; John Woodman (2); John Davidson, Chairman of the Conservative Party.

Also includes: letters between Sir Abe Bailey and the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward, Duke of Windsor] on funding for the Royal Institute of International Affairs.


  • Creation: 1928-01 - 1929-01

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Finding aid date

2004-05-21 08:49:14.623000+00:00


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