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Correspondence A - Z, 1939-01 - 1939-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/29

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams on LSA's being included in the new Cabinet; Harold Armstrong on LSA's advice to delay publishing his unfavourable biography of Winston Churchill or revise it (6); Sir Abe Bailey (3); Stanley Baldwin on a poem by LSA; Jacques Bardoux; Robert Bower, RAF Coastal Command; Sir Frank Fox (2); [Edward] Leslie Burgin [Minister of Supply] on buying policy; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] on subjects including a proposal to give a copy of the Magna Carta to the United States and offers of help from LSA (5); Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty, from September] on subjects including thanking LSA for his support in a debate on defence spending and a plan by LSA concerning the North Sea (2); John Dafoe on Britain's lack of leadership and shameful conduct over the Munich Crisis; Norah, Lady Davis, thanking LSA for his tribute to Sir Charles Davis; Patrick Donner, on LSA's criticism that the Government was at the mercy of events, and hoping that he would still have a place in the Cabinet; Herbert Fisher [former President of the Board of Education] on his Education Act; Cecilia, Lady Fisher, thanking LSA for his tribute to Admiral Sir William Fisher; Lubov, Lady Fletcher; Alexander Fraser; J L Garvin [Editor of the Observer] on subjects including Neville Chamberlain's refusal to see him (4); Dame Margaret Greville; Malcolm MacDonald [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including 1st Lord Hailey's African research (2); Count Dino Grandi [Italian Ambassador to Britain]; 1st Lord Greenwood; 1st Lord Hailey [Director, African Research Survey] (2); Lord Halifax [Foreign Secretary, earlier Edward Wood and Lord Irwin] on subjects including protecting Danzig [Gdansk, Poland], refugees from Czechoslovakia [later the Czech Republic and Slovakia] and whether to help Finland against the Soviet Union (8); Oliver Harvey [Principal Private Secretary to Halifax] on the possibility that Italy might abandon its alliance with Germany; Sir Edward Harding [Permanent Under-Secretary of State Dominions Office]; Henry Harrison (3); Sir Samuel Hoare, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Templewood] on subjects including Home Office discouragement of public meetings, and the situation of Alwine Dollfuss, widow of Engelbert Dollfuss [late Chancellor of Austria] (4); Leslie Hore-Belisha, Secretary of State for War, on LSA's suggestions for National Service and raising a Special Reserve (4); William Hughes [Australian Minister for External Affairs] on the Australian political situation and the election of Robert Menzies; Sir Akbar Hydari; Sir Thomas Inskip [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, later 1st Lord Caldecote] on the administration of Swaziland [later Eswatini] and the future of Newfoundland [Canada] (3); Laura, Lady Lovat; William Mabane, Assistant Postmaster-General; [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; Sir Halford Mackinder; Arthur Meighen on subjects including the royal visit to Canada and anti-British propaganda by the Canadian Broadcasting Commission (2); Robert Menzies, on becoming Prime Minister of Australia, defence policy and relations in the Pacific (3); Sir Alfred Morine on the political and economic situation in Newfoundland; Nadejda, Lady Muir on Bulgaria's neutrality; Sir Reginald Poole, Lewis and Lewis, solicitors, on a libellous statement about LSA in the New Leader (4); [Archibald] Fenner Brockway, Editor of the New Leader; Montague Rendall; Sir Herbert Creedy [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for War]; 2nd Countess Roberts (2); 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Harold Harmsworth], on the chances of Hungary attacking Romania; Sir John Simon on finding a place for LSA in the war effort (2); Jan Smuts [South African Prime Minister and Minister of External Affairs and Defence] on subjects including the partition of Palestine, the change in British foreign policy towards Germany, German colonial claims and danger to the Eastern Mediterranean (7); Edward Spears; Oliver Stanley [President of the Board of Trade] on insuring provisions against air attack; Edgar Stogdon; Sir Ronald Storrs; Evelyn Fitz-Gerald, Panmure, Gordon and Company; Charles te Water [South African High Commissioner in London]; 1st Lord Trenchard on the possibility of gas attack (2); 1st Lord Tweedsmuir [Governor-General of Canada, earlier John Buchan] on subjects including the need for a small War Cabinet, keeping up relations with the United States, the royal visit to Canada and preparations for war (5); Constance Waggett; Sir Archibald Wavell on the biography of 1st Lord Allenby; Chaim Weizmann [President of the World Zionist Organisation].


  • Creation: 1939-01 - 1939-12

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Box 151

Finding aid date

2004-06-09 16:24:21.530000+00:00

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