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Correspondence A - Z, 1943-01 - 1943-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/36

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] on a recommendation by the British Commonwealth Science Committee for English-speaking countries to maintain scientific representation in London; Clement Attlee [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] on subjects including self-government for Newfoundland [Canada] (4); General Sir Claude Auchinleck, Commander-in-Chief in India, on the new South East Asia Command, thanking LSA for his help and giving the Military Medal to the Indian Army; Archduke Robert of Austria; Sir James Barrett; Princess Marthe Bibesco; John Bickersteth, Director of Army Education, on educating the troops about the Empire; General Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff [later 1st Lord Alanbrooke] on LSA's suggestions for mountain warfare; Malcolm Burr, Balkan Press Reading Bureau, Istanbul [Turkey] on LSA's links with Serbia; Robert Cary [Parliamentary Private Secretary to LSA] on subjects including the upcoming India debate (March 1943) (2); Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, on subjects including LSA's robust line about the Empire (2); Anthony Bevir [Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir William Clark; Sydney Coles (5); Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt; Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps [Minister of Aircraft Production] (2); Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd [Minister of Fuel and Power] on cumene aviation fuel and King Zog of Albania's petrol allowance (2); Lionel Curtis (2); Frances, Lady Davidson [later Baroness Northchurch]; 10th Duke of Devonshire [earlier Lord Hartington] on leaving his position as [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for India and for Burma]; Geoffrey Drage; Sir T Drummond Shiels [Vice-President, Royal Empire Society]; Sir Paul Dukes on being banned from lecturing about the Soviet Union (5); Sir Archibald Sinclair, Secretary of State for Air [later 1st Lord Thurso] on Dukes and suggestions for improving liaison with American forces (3); [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] on subjects including representation at the Vatican, setting up a Cabinet committee to discuss the post-war settlement, obtaining the release of the Bishop of Dalmatia and a proposed Yugoslav-Soviet meeting (6); Leonard Green, Chairman, Yugoslav Society of Great Britain, on bringing the Yugoslavs and Soviet authorities together; Walter Elliot on economic articles (2); Rear-Admiral Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, Naval Secretary to First Lord of Admiralty, on praise for Admiral Sir Herbert Fitzherbert [Flag Officer Commanding Royal Indian Navy]; S J Frame (4); Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand (2); J L Garvin (3); Charles de Gaulle; [Charles] Sydney Goldman; William Griesbach, Inspector-General of Canadian Active Service Force, on immigrants from Britain and their unwillingness to fight and the likelihood of emigration ceasing due to the Beveridge Report on the welfare state; Percy Groves on LSA's proposals for an Imperial policy on civil aviation; Philip Guedalla on a film to commemorate Magna Carta and on retaining air bases in Iraq (7); General Sir Ian Hamilton (2); 1st Lord Hankey; 4th Lord Harlech [High Commissioner for Britain in South Africa, earlier William Ormsby-Gore], writing to Attlee on the possibility of international intervention in African affairs and to LSA on a possible African Conference, the ending of South African isolation, his anxieties about Oliver Stanley, Secretary of State for the Colonies and trouble caused by Mohandas Gandhi (2); Maurice Headlam; Lady Mary Herbert on the death of her husband, Sir John Herbert [Governor of Bengal] [parts of Bangladesh and India] (2); Lindsay Dewar on his biography of Nugent Hicks (2); William Jordan, High Commissioner for New Zealand in Britain, on the broadcasting of debates in the New Zealand Parliament; Lord Hinchingbrooke [Chairman of the Tory Reform Committee, later 10th Lord Sandwich, then (Alexander] Victor Montagu] on broadcasting Parliamentary debates and affirming Conservative principles; Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] on the importance of India to the future of the Empire; Thomas Hutton, Assistant Editor of the Birmingham Post, on the death of Edgar Record, Editor; R A Butler [Minister of Education] on subjects including courses at Dominion universities for those whose education was interrupted by the war (3); Sir William Jowitt [Minister without Portfolio]; Sir Roderick Jones; 1st Lord Kemsley [earlier James Berry]; Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Keyes; Richard Law [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, later 1st Lord Coleraine] on chances of a treaty between the French and Syria and Lebanon and the petrol allowance for King Zog of Albania (2); Sir [Edward] Humphrey Leggett on the British Empire Producers' Organisation; David Lloyd George (3); Frances Lloyd George; Sir Guy Locock, Director of the Federation of British Industries; Sir Halford Mackinder (4); [Maurice] Harold Macmillan, Minister Resident at Allied Headquarters in North-West Africa [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Vincent Massey, High Commissioner for Canada in Britain (2); Barbara McCorquodale [Barbara Cartland] on her biography of Ronald Cartland (2); Ralegh Phillpotts, Chairman of the British Tabulating Machine Company Limited; Sir Walter Womersley [Minister of Pensions]; Lady Constance Milnes-Gaskell [Lady-in-Waiting to Queen Mary] on the Queen's interest in the work of the India Society; Herbert Morrison, Home Secretary, on safeguarding British trading interests without restrictive trade treaties; Vice-Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten [Chief of Combined Operations, then Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia] on LSA's suggestion for seizing Cephalonia, his memorandum on planning for war and mountain troops for Burma [later Myanmar] (2); 1st Lord Moyne [Deputy Minister of State, Cairo, earlier Walter Guinness] on the visit by Winston Churchill [Prime Minister] to Egypt and the results of Churchill's impatience with the French and on his own future position; Maharaja Jam Saheb of Nawanagar [Indian representative at the War Cabinet and Pacific War Council]; Terkel Nielsen (3); Sir Firoz Khan Noon, Defence Member, Government of India, (writing to Florence Amery) on subjects including Congress propaganda against LSA and support for Congress in Britain, the appointments of General Sir Claude Auchinleck [as Commander-in-Chief in India] and General Sir Archibald Wavell [Viceroy and Governor-General of India] and the qualities of the outgoing Viceroy [2nd Lord Linlithgow, earlier Lord Hopetoun] (2); Albert Peel, Editor of the Congregational Quarterly, apologising for printing a statement that LSA had opposed the India Act; Arthur Pickard-Cambridge; Edward Strutt; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz]; A L Rowse on LSA's classical writings and his own "The Spirit of English History" (3); John Hampden, Director of Books and Periodicals, British Council; Gustave Rudler, Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, congratulating LSA on his honorary degree; Duncan Duncan-Sandys on his support for LSA's Imperial outlook; Sir George Schuster on the second-rate administration in India and the need for a new initiative; Sir Leslie Scott on Imperial policy, particularly praising a speech by LSA at York on the Empire (5); 1st Lord Simon; Harold Balfour [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on LSA's views about post-war civil aviation in the Empire, concerns about Churchill's health and Smuts's own address to the Empire Parliamentary Association (4); Francis Smythe on mountain troops; Cornelia Sorabji; Percy Spender, Opposition Member of the Australian Advisory War Council, on his support for LSA's views on the Empire, the recent Australian elections and the growing view of the importance of the Empire to Australia among the Australian Labour Party, criticism of Britain's policy on India and the shortage of men from the Dominions involved in Pacific colonial administration (2); Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including the new constitution for Malta (2); James Stuart; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on a proposed international Commercial Union; James Thomas; Marshal of the RAF 1st Lord Trenchard; Sir Samuel Turner on the World Trade Alliance; Eugenie, Lady Wavell; General Sir Archibald Wavell [Viceroy and Governor-General of India] on the need for more transport aircraft and making Indian troops eligible for the Military Medal; Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams, on the death of her son; Lorna Wingate; Brigadier Orde Wingate; Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate (2); Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] on suggestions for improving relations with American troops; Slobodan Jovanovic, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia [later Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia] (2); Seyyid, Sultan of Zanzibar [later Tanzania], on his country's contribution to the war effort; [Eileen] Marygold Sterling on the petrol allowance for King Zog of Albania (2).

Also includes: memorandum by Julian Amery on the conflict between the Yugoslav Government in Britain and the Partisans; the originals of correspondence between LSA and J L Garvin, 1904-42, (from 1918, copies exist elsewhere in AMEL 2/1); memorandum by Lord Harlech on a possible international organization for Africa south of the Sahara after the war; pamphlet by the Tory Reform Committee on reaffirming Conservative principles; memorandum by Percy Spender on the urgent need for a plan on post-war Empire air communications.


  • Creation: 1943-01 - 1943-12

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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


4 file(s)

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Former / Other Reference

Box 165

Existence and Location of Copies

Copies of most of the LSA-J L Garvin correspondence from 1918 are arranged by year in the relevant files, AMEL 2/1/1-35.

Finding aid date

2004-06-29 16:33:56.607000+00:00

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