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Correspondence A - Z, 1936-12 - 1937-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/27

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Joe Amery (3); Harold Armstrong; Mary Arnold-Forster; 1st Lord Baden-Powell; Sir Abe Bailey; Stanley Baldwin (2); Richard Bennett [Canadian Leader of the Opposition] on the proposed Anglo-American trade treaty; Stanley Bruce [High Commissioner for Australia in London] on the Imperial Conference; Edward Keeling, Secretary of the British School of Archæology in Iraq, inviting LSA to become President of the school; James Butler; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] on the death of Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain, not including LSA in his Cabinet and progress with Italy and Germany (4); Bertram Christian, publisher (3); Winston Churchill; 6th Lord Clarendon [outgoing Governor-General of South Africa, earlier Lord Hyde] on the appointment of Sir Patrick Duncan to succeed him; Sir Courtauld Thomson; Patrick Donner, regretting that he had come into conflict with LSA over India; T Drummond Shiels; [Alfred] Duff Cooper, Secretary of State for War [later 1st Lord Norwich]; [?] Blanche Dugdale on a proposed partition of Palestine; Herbert Fisher; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on the view that the Empire was overstretched, and the death of Sir Austen Chamberlain (2); Count Dino Grandi [Italian Ambassador to Britain] (2); 1st Lord Greenwood; Lord Halifax [earlier 1st Lord Irwin and Edward Wood]; Sir Ian Hamilton; James Hertzog (2); Isabel Hutton; the Sultan of Johore; [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] on subjects including the Canadian Parliament's resolution of loyalty to King George VI and King's view that his policies should not be seen as the result of pressure from Britain, particularly in relation to defence spending, also on recognition of the achievements of Stanley Baldwin and [James] Ramsay MacDonald and a lack of unity among provincial Canadian premiers (3); [Frederick] Nugent Hicks, Bishop of Lincoln on [?] money owed by John Amery (2); 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] on a press report saying that there was a difference between himself and LSA on territory being transferred to Germany and on German colonial claims (2); John Lowther [Private Secretary to George, Duke of Kent]; Sir Claud Schuster [Vice-President of the Alpine Club] on proposing Arnold Lunn for membership of the Alpine Club (2); Arnold Lunn; John Macnaughton; Robert Menzies; Violet, Lady Milner (2); Henry Morton; [George] Gilbert Murray on German ambitions being centred on Europe rather than colonies; Alfred Noyes on LSA's books, "The Stranger of the Ulysses" and "The Forward View"; Francis Pember; the Sultan of Perak; Charles Rey, Resident Commissioner, Bechuanaland Protectorate [later Botswana] on the success of his work in Bechuanaland and retirement (2); Jan Smuts on subjects including the friendly attitude of Adolf Hitler towards Britain, how to deal with Germany's ambitions in Central and Eastern Europe, the need for a close association with the United States, Japan's victory over China and the results for the Empire, the partition of Palestine, reform of the League of Nations, the Tanganyika Mandate [later Tanzania] and the South African territories (5); Sir Walford Selby; Hugh Sellon on his views about the return of German colonies in his book "Europe at the Crossroads"; 1st Lord Stonehaven [earlier John Baird]; 1st Lord Tweedsmuir [Governor-General of Canada, earlier John Buchan] on the new Cabinet, particularly Oliver Stanley as President of the Board of Trade, Duff Cooper [First Lord of the Admiralty] and Neville Chamberlain as Prime Minister, also the chances for a trade treaty between Britain and the United States; Josiah Wedgwood on subjects including the partition of Palestine (2).


  • Creation: 1936-12 - 1937-12

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Finding aid date

2004-06-04 15:03:48.543000+00:00

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