Correspondence L - Z, 1931-01 - 1931-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Henry Lewin, supporting LSA's position on tariffs (3); 1st Lord Lloyd on subjects including his disagreement with LSA on Indian constitutional affairs (4); [Herbert] Paul Latham, thanking LSA for his help in his election campaign; Sir Roderick Jones [Chairman and Managing Director of Reuters]; Sir Arthur Crosfield; Sir Robert Vansittart [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on employment requests (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade]; Walter Elliot [Financial Secretary to the Treasury]; Field Marshal Sir George Milne, Chief of Imperial General Staff; 11th Lord Lothian [Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster, earlier Philip Kerr] on deciding economic policy and his position as Secretary of the Rhodes Trust; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd [Private Secretary to Stanley Baldwin, Leader of the Conservative Party]; Hubert Lyautey; Sir George Macdonogh on support for LSA's views on silver as a currency; [William] Mackenzie King on LSA's tribute to 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith]; Sir Halford Mackinder on LSA being kept out of the Cabinet, suggesting that he turn to writing instead; Dougal Malcolm [Director of the British South Africa Company] on subjects including the importance of Northern Rhodesia [later Zambia] following sterling, rather than remaining on the Gold Standard (2); Sir Douglas Mawson, leader of the British, Australian, and New Zealand Antarctic Expedition, on the naming of Cape Amery in Antarctica; 9th Duke of Marlborough, on helping LSA with his campaign on economic policy; Sir Auckland Geddes on currency arrangements for Northern Rhodesia; L J Maxse [Editor of the National Review]; Sir Alfred Morine; Sir George Bowyer, Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party [later 1st Lord Denham] (2); 1st Lord Passfield [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Sidney Webb]; Sir William Larke, Director of the National Federation of Iron and Steel Manufacturers on LSA's support for the industry over tariffs; Sir Roland Nugent; Sir Gilbert Parker; Lady Beatrice Pretyman on her late husband, Ernest Pretyman; Ernest Pretyman on land taxes; Sir Robert Perks (2); [John] Taylor Peddie on his committee to consider the silver problem; William Ormsby-Gore [later 4th Lord Harlech] on subjects including his worries about Kenya and saving the Empire Marketing Board (4); Sir Ernest Petter on the results of his challenge to Stanley Baldwin (2); Sir Ronald Storrs, Governor of Cyprus (2); John Rathbone; William Bankes-Amery, Oversea Settlement Department on debts owed by the Rhodesian Empire Settlers' Association (4); 1st Lord Riddell on promoting Canadian silver at the expense of South African gold mining (2); Sir John Simon [Foreign Secretary] asking if LSA would serve on the League of Nations Commission of Enquiry into the dispute between China and Japan over Manchuria [Manchow, China] and regretting that he was not in the Cabinet (3); Jan Smuts; Sir Leslie Scott; 1st Lord Sankey [Lord Chancellor] on his concerns about India (2); Sir Josiah Stamp on LSA's views on monetary policy; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Colonies]; "Jim" [7th Lord Stanhope, earlier Lord Mahon]; James Thomas [Secretary of State for the Colonies and Dominions] asking LSA to continue as a member of the Empire Marketing Board; Admiral Sir Frederick Field, 1st Sea Lord (2); Christopher Turnor; 1st Lord Willingdon [earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas] on becoming Viceroy of India; [David] Euan Wallace, former Parliamentary Private Secretary to LSA, regretting that he was not in the Cabinet; Chaim Weizmann [President of the World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine] on the unrealistic attitude of the Zionists and on working with LSA; Sir [Edward] Hilton Young [later 1st Lord Kennet] asking LSA to chair the Iraq Currency Board and on his concerns about the political situation (2).
- 1931-01 - 1931-12
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