Correspondence A - Z, 1928-12 - 1929-06
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grigg [Governor of Kenya, later 1st Lord Altrincham] on the report of the commission on East African Closer Union, particularly probable attempts to use the report as an excuse for inactivity and trying to avoid attacks on party lines from the opposition, and also the Government's refusal to use expert advice (2); Stephen Gaselee, Foreign Office; Sir Geoffrey Archer; Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on subjects including granting Sir Hamar Greenwood a peerage (2); Sir Hesketh Bell; Sir Abe Bailey on the forthcoming General Election and LSA's departure from the Colonial Office; Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, Commander-in-Chief of the Army in India, on the Election and LSA's departure (2); Dudley Braham; Stanley Bruce, Prime Minister of Australia (2); Nigel Ronald [Assistant Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary] (2); Sir William Clark, British High Commissioner in Canada; Joseph Coates [Leader of the Opposition, New Zealand] on his own departure from office; Thomas Davis (3); 1st Lord Dawson [Physician-in-ordinary to King George V] on the King's health; William Stewart on the New Zealand elections; Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain, on asking the Prime Minister about a peerage for Sir Hamar Greenwood; Margery, Lady Greenwood; Frederick Goodenough on funding for the hall of residence for Dominion students in London (3); Sir Ernest Gowers, Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue, on tax owed by LSA (2); 1st Lord Hailsham, Lord Chancellor [earlier Douglas Hogg]; Geoffrey Fry, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; William Graham, President of the Board of Trade; Sir [Frederick] Gordon Guggisberg [Governor and Commander-in-Chief, British Guiana, later Guyana] on his decision to leave British Guiana on health grounds; Sir Edward Harding [Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Dominions Office] on subjects including the Oversea Settlement Department and Committee and LSA's departure (2); 1st Lord Danesfort [earlier John Butcher] (2); James Hertzog [Prime Minister of South Africa] on LSA's departure; Sir Neville Howse on LSA's Empire Tour speeches, "The Empire in the New Era"; T M Kirkwood (4); [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, on LSA's departure; Basil Liddell Hart; 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun]; 14th Lord Lovat [earlier Simon Fraser], resigning as [Parliamentary Under-Secretary Dominions Office] on health grounds; Sir Henry Lunn; Sir Douglas Mawson on a scheme for hydro-electric development in New Zealand; Sir Francis Newton, High Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] on LSA's departure; Arthur Eagleston [Assistant Secretary, Home Office] on 1st Lord Plumer's viscounty; 1st Lord Plumer; Cyril Dennys, Ministry of Labour (2); William Childs, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading; [Harold] Graham Vincent, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, on an appeal by Reading University; 1st Lord Peel, Secretary of State for India; Cecil Sibbett on the success of the South African Party; 1st Lord Stonehaven [Governor-General of Australia, earlier John Baird] on criticism of his staff from London; 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V, earlier Arthur Bigge] on LSA's departure; Robert Shackle, Board of Trade; Robert Vansittart [Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; Sidney Webb, incoming Secretary of State for the Colonies [later 1st Lord Passfield] hoping that LSA would continue to serve on the Empire Marketing Board; [Charles] Patrick Duff, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Roland Wilkins; 1st Lord Willingdon [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas] on subjects including the American Tariff Bill and LSA's departure, noting that Mackenzie King was very distressed at the Labour victory in the British General Election (2); Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the situation in Iraq, particularly the Premier's resignation over financial and military agreements, the report of the commission on East African Closer Union and the constitutional situation in Kenya (2).
Other subjects include requests for employment and honours.
- 1928-12 - 1929-06
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