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Correspondence A - Z, 1929-12 - 1930-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/19

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Edward Arnold, Edward Arnold and Company, publishers, on distributing LSA's Empire Tour speeches, "The Empire in the New Era" to schools; Stanley Baldwin [Leader of the Conservative Party] on subjects including LSA having made his position more difficult over Imperial Preference (3); Sir Robert Baden-Powell; Sir Abe Bailey; Richard Baggallay; John Davidson, Chairman of the Conservative Party (2); Sir Hesketh Bell on the report of the Colonial Appointments Committee; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] on his relations with Stanley Baldwin over food taxes, the attitude of William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] over Empire Free Trade, his attempts to find a constituency, the state of the Conservative Party, [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Chairman of the Conservative Party] and Beaverbrook's support for LSA as the next Conservative leader (18); Richard Bennett, Canadian representative at the Imperial Conference; Alfred Bigland on how the Gold Standard was a handicap to trade within the Empire, and on using silver instead; Margaret, Lady Birkenhead, on the last illness of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]; Donald Simson, Secretary of the British Empire Service League (2); [?] Sir Mervyn Manningham-Buller; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain on the disagreement between Baldwin and Beaverbrook over food tariffs and Imperial Preference (3); Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury (2); Winston Churchill (2); Phyllis, Lady Coryndon; Edmund Boyd [Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi [President of the Paneuropean Union]; Sir Charles Davis on his decision to retire [as Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs]; Lord Wolmer [former Assistant Postmaster-General, later 3rd Lord Selborne]; Hastings Lees-Smith, Postmaster-General; William Downie Stewart on subjects including the political situation in New Zealand; Sir Edward Harding [Permanent Under-Secretary of State Dominions Office] on subjects including taking up his position (2); John Dulanty, High Commissioner for the Irish Free State [later Ireland] in London; Eleanor, Lady Esher, on the death of 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; Geoffrey Faber, Chairman of Faber and Faber Limited, publishers on the publication of "Free Trade and the Empire" ["Empire and Prosperity"]; Frank Fletcher [Headmaster of Charterhouse]; Professor Henry Fremantle on campaign for South Africa's right of secession from the Commonwealth; Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on whether LSA should become Chairman of the British Greenheart Timber Company Limited in British Guiana [later Guyana] (2); Douglas Hacking; H Harris Brown; Thomas Heywood; Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; H Higgins (3); Campbell Hunter on the Hunter Valley Oil Company Limited (4); Sir Reginald Craddock on founding the Indian Empire Society; Sir [John] Mark Hunter, Provisional Secretary of the Indian Empire Society; Sir William Jowitt on LSA's "Empire and Prosperity" (2); Richard Jebb on food tariffs; Ralph Furse, Colonial Office; [William] Mackenzie King on leaving office as Prime Minister of Canada (2); Ivone Kirkpatrick (3); [?] Edward Lascelles on a summer school of Imperial Economic Studies; Stephen Tallents, Secretary to Empire Marketing Board, on Lascelles's idea for a summer school; Stephen Leacock; Sir Roderick Jones [Chairman of Reuters]; 1st Lord Lloyd; 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun] on a disagreement with LSA; [James] Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Minister, on funding for Hong Kong University from China's Boxer Indemnity; 2nd Lord Goschen [former Governor of Madras, India]; [William] Mackenzie King; Lord Macmillan; Sir Herbert Matthews on wheat tariffs; 1st Lord Melchett [earlier Alfred Mond]; Eugen Millington-Drake [Counsellor of Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina]; Sir William Morris [later 1st Lord Nuffield]; Herbert Denny, General Secretary of the Navy League; Cyril Norwood [Headmaster of Harrow School]; Sir John Oakley; 1st Lord Passfield [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Sidney Webb] on subjects including the Governorship of Bermuda (3); Sir Henry Page Croft [Chairman of the Empire Industries Association] thanking LSA for a speech on the association's behalf and on the Conservative Party's Imperial policy (3); Ralph Furse, Colonial Office; Sir James Rennell Rodd on LSA's ["The Stranger of the Ulysses"] (2); Sir Basil Blackett, President of the British Social Hygiene Council (2); [Charles] Patrick Duff [Private Secretary to the Prime Minister]; George Pilcher, Secretary of the Royal Empire Society; 1st Lord Strickland; Sir Owen Seaman; Samuel Sheppard; Jan Smuts; Charles te Water, High Commissioner for South Africa in London; Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the Governorship of Bermuda; 1st Lord Wittenham, on the shortcomings of Stanley Baldwin as Leader of the Conservative Party.

Other subjects include: requests for employment; honours.

Also includes: suggested outline by LSA for a speech by Stanley Baldwin on economic and Imperial policy (February 1930); agreement between Faber and Faber Limited and LSA on the publication of "Free Trade and the Empire" ["Empire and Prosperity"]; memorandum by Professor Henry Fremantle on saving the South African mealie farmer.


  • Creation: 1929-12 - 1930-12

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Finding aid date

2004-05-25 16:24:22.983000+00:00

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