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Correspondence A - J, 1930-10 - 1932-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/20

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams on LSA's "Empire and Prosperity"; 1st Lord Athlone [Governor-General of South Africa] on working with LSA; 1st Lord Passfield [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Sidney Webb]; Edmund Boyd [Principal Private Secretary to Lord Passfield]; Stanley Baldwin [Leader of the Conservative Party, and Lord President of the Council] on subjects including the new Cabinet and his failure to find a place for LSA (4); Lucy Baldwin on how Baldwin had tried to secure a place for LSA in the Cabinet but had been blocked by [James] Ramsay MacDonald, Prime Minister; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] on subjects including food tariffs, his decision to step back from public life, Baldwin's mistakes in economic policy, Conservative plans to cut wages in the public sector and LSA being kept out of the new Cabinet (12); Sir Robert Baden Powell; 9th Lord Bessborough [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Lord Duncannon] on subjects including postponing the Imperial Conference and the overworking of Richard Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada (2); Sir Hesketh Bell on LSA being kept out of the Cabinet; [Arthur] Beverley Baxter, Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Daily Express, on being unable to take a series of articles by LSA; Sir William Birdwood on LSA being kept out of the Cabinet (2); 1st Lord Bledisloe [Governor-General of New Zealand, earlier Charles Bathurst] on relief in New Zealand that Britain would have an agreed policy on inter-Imperial trade, following the General Election, and the importance of Imperial Preference to New Zealand's food exports (2); Richard Bennett on subjects including LSA's "Empire and Prosperity"; Sir John Burdon, Governor of British Honduras [later Belize]; [Richard] Ronald Copeland; Marjorie Maxse, Deputy Principal Agent of Conservative Central Office; Sir James Carmichael [4th Crown Agent for the Colonies] agreeing with LSA's views on the Gold Standard and silver as a currency; Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on leaving the Cabinet; [Alfred] Duff Cooper [later 1st Lord Norwich] looking forward to the General Election; 1st Lord Conway; Geoffrey Dawson [Editor of the Times, earlier Geoffrey Robinson] on the Times's attitude to LSA; Charles Paulet, Chairman of the Automobile Racing Association Limited; 1st Lord Ebbisham [earlier George Blades]; [John] Aubrey Edgcumbe [former Private Secretary to LSA] on his transfer to the Department of Overseas Trade; George Plant, Secretary, Oversea Settlement Department (3); J H Foxley (3); Sir Charles Fielding; Sir Frank Fox on his disappointment at LSA being kept out of the Cabinet; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on trade and economic policy (7); Sir Auckland Geddes, congratulating LSA on a broadcast; Jeffrey Williams (4); John Eales; 1st Lord Greenwood; 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Douglas Hogg] (3); Sir Ian Hamilton on the Times History of the South African War; Sir Edward Harding; Ralph Furse [Director of Recruitment, Colonial Service] (2); Professor George Henderson on subjects including his book ["Fiji and the Fijians"]; Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on Henderson's work; Lady Maud Hoare [later Maud, Lady Templewood]; Sir [Arthur] Reginald Hoskins, Principal, Bonar Law College; Louis Reynolds [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Air] (2); John Abraham [Assistant Secretary, Air Ministry]; E J Hulbert (5); Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] on LSA being kept out of the Cabinet; Sir Hugo Hirst; 1st Lord Irwin [Viceroy of India, earlier Edward Wood, later Lord Halifax] on subjects including an article by LSA on India, and Indian participation in defence matters; Sir [Francis] Stanley Jackson, Governor of Bengal [parts of Bangladesh and India] on subjects including the civil disobedience movement.

Other subjects include: the political crisis (August 1931); LSA's skiing accident; requests for employment.


  • Creation: 1930-10 - 1932-03

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


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 142

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1931.

Finding aid date

2004-05-27 14:15:53.890000+00:00

Cultural context



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