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Correspondence A - Z, 1938-01 - 1938-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/28

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Harold Armstrong, suggesting Jan Smuts as a war leader (2); Sir Abe Bailey (3); Stanley Baldwin; [Charles] Vernon Bartlett, congratulating LSA on his letter to the press about the Munich Crisis; 1st Lord Beaverbrook [earlier Max Aitken], criticizing a speech by [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister; Richard Bennett, Canadian Leader of the Opposition on the chances of a commercial treaty between Britain and the United States, and the results for Canada; 1st Lord Birdwood congratulating LSA on a speech on shipping, regretting that he were not Secretary of State for Air, and comparing him with Winston Churchill (3); Mary Booth; Richard Casey on the difficulty for the Dominions in committing themselves to defence plans; Neville Chamberlain on Tanganyika [later Tanzania] and the cession of colonies to Germany, thanking LSA for his generosity over the Munich Crisis, the Empire Parliamentary Association, and commenting on his own difficult path (5); Winston Churchill, on his concerns about the partition of Palestine; May Couchman [Elizabeth Couchman], Australian Broadcasting Commission, congratulating LSA on his part in a broadcast on defence; Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on the purchase of anti-aircraft guns for Jersey; 9th Lord de la Warr [President of the Board of Education, earlier Lord Buckhurst] on LSA's views on education; [Alfred] Duff Cooper [First Lord of the Admiralty, later 1st Lord Norwich] (2); Raymond Ffennell on taking urban children into rural areas (2); Alexander Fraser, Warden of Newbattle Abbey College, on LSA's views about education; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on his views of Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain and Neville Chamberlain, relating to foreign policy, and on defence policy (2); Count Dino Grandi [Italian Ambassador to Britain] (2); 1st Lord Greenwood; Lord Halifax [Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] (2); [William] Keith Hancock (2); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] on his decision to resign; Sir Patrick Hannon; Edwin Herbert [Secretary of the Alpine Club, later Lord Tangley]; James Hertzog [Prime Minister of South Africa]; Sir Samuel Hoare, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Templewood], assuring LSA that they thought alike on the big issues; Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on a proposed Foreign Legion from the colonies; Godfrey Huggins, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia [later 1st Lord Malvern] on amalgamating Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe], Northern Rhodesia [later Zambia] and Nyasaland [later Malawi]; William Hughes, Australian Minister for External Affairs, on subjects including the Munich Crisis and Imperial defence (2); Sir Thomas Inskip [Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence, later 1st Lord Caldecote] on subjects including gas production (2); Charles Jeffries; [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] on the good results of contacts with Germany and Italy; Beryl Lafone on the death of Edgar Lafone; Neville Laski, President, London Committee of Deputies of British Jews; 1st Lord Lee of Fareham (2); Malcolm MacDonald [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on settling Jewish refugees from Europe in parts of the Empire, particularly the Cayman Islands or the Bahamas, and a royal visit to Malta (2); Sir Dougal Malcolm; Jan Masaryk, Czechoslovak Minister to Britain, thanking LSA for his valiant support "for the cause of decency"; [Henry] Montague Bell; Robert Brand; Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt; [Elizabeth] Dora, Lady Robertson, on the death of Sir William Robertson; 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Harold Harmsworth], commenting on the Munich Crisis and rearmament (including a letter to Winston Churchill) (2); James de Rothschild; A L Rowse, apologizing for misquoting LSA; Philip Sarell; Herbert Sidebotham (2); Sir John Simon; Jan Smuts on subjects including former German colonies, the Anschluss with Austria and further German ambitions (2); Edward Spears; Lord Stanley on becoming [Secretary of State for the Dominions]; Sir Ronald Storrs; James Stratford; 1st Lord Tweedsmuir [Governor-General of Canada, earlier John Buchan] on subjects including the Austrian Anschluss, alarm in the United States, particularly on the economy, and his book on the Emperor Augustus (3); Henry Tyndale [Editor of the Alpine Journal ] on a poem by LSA; [David] Euan Wallace; Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams on the Government's cowardice; Geoffrey Winthrop Young.


  • Creation: 1938-01 - 1938-12

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Finding aid date

2004-06-08 14:57:14.530000+00:00

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