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Correspondence A - Z, 1932-01 - 1932-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/22

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken] disapproving of LSA's attending the Imperial Economic Conference at Ottawa [Canada] as representative of the Chamber of Agriculture, and on iron and steel duties (2); 9th Lord Bessborough [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Lord Duncannon] on the benefits to Canada from the Ottawa Conference and British debt payments to the United States; Sir William Birdwood, regretting that neither LSA nor Winston Churchill had become Secretary of State for Air; 1st Lord Baden-Powell; Sir [Henry] Robert Brooke-Popham, Commandant, Imperial Defence College, thanking LSA for a lecture; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on subjects including LSA's presence at Ottawa and their differences over meat duties (2); John Collier; Walter Elliot [Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries]; 1st Lord Greenwood, warning LSA to be cautious in leading the Imperial movement and on his concerns about the Ottawa Conference (2); [Frederick] Nugent Hicks, Bishop of Gibraltar; Douglas Hacking [Chancellor of the Primrose League] thanking LSA for a speech to the league; Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] thanking LSA for his new book ["A Plan of Action"]; Rudyard Kipling; Walter Lefroy, Editor of Canada weekly illustrated (2); Henry Lewin; 1st Lord Lloyd on the Ottawa Conference and on LSA's concerns over John Amery's affairs; 1st Lord Selsdon [earlier Sir William Mitchell-Thomson]; [?] Field Marshal Sir George Milne [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on Cabinet reform; Violet, Lady Milner (4); Dudley Myers, Conservative Central Office, on how he was inspired by LSA; Francis Pember [retiring Warden of All Souls College, Oxford University]; Alexander Ramsay; 2nd Countess Roberts; Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell [Governor of Southern Rhodesia, later Zimbabwe] on the Rhodesian situation; Vilhjalmur Stefansson; Sir Henry Strakosch [Delegate of India, Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa] on LSA's comments about the Ottawa Conference, and the inability of Montagu Norman [Governor of the Bank of England] to understand the economic position; Jan Smuts on subjects including how the hostility between Japan and China at the League of Nations Disarmament Conference was discrediting the League, the South African Government's folly in tying the economy to the Gold Standard and the battle between sterling and the dollar (2); Sir Stephen Tallents [Secretary to the Empire Marketing Board] (2); Sir Fabian Ware; Sir William Watson; James Welldon, Dean of Durham; Sir Francis Younghusband on funding for a new expedition; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour].

Also includes: memorandum by LSA for Stanley Baldwin on the tactical approach at the Ottawa Conference; notes and reflections on Ottawa.


  • Creation: 1932-01 - 1932-12

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Finding aid date

2004-06-01 11:19:38.107000+00:00

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