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Correspondence L - Z, 1944-01 - 1944-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/38

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI]; Sir John Latham [Chief Justice of Australia] on the death of his son and the appointment of Richard Casey as Governor of Bengal [parts of Bangladesh and India]; Henry Lewin; Frances Lloyd George; Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg; Oliver Lyttelton, Minister of Production [later 1st Lord Chandos] on paper allotted to different political parties; Lieutenant-General Sir Richard McCreery, commander of the Eighth Army in Italy, on his Indian divisions (2); Henry McGowan, Archdeacon of Aston, Birmingham [Warwickshire] (3); Sir Walter Womersley [Minister of Pensions]; Ralegh Phillpotts; General Andrew McNaughton, Canadian Minister of National Defence on retiring from active service, his hopes that the Canadian Army would not be broken up and difficulties with Canadian unity (2); Sarah Millin on subjects including her dramatised account of a meeting between Jan Smuts and Mohandas Gandhi (2); Frederick Montague [later 1st Lord Amwell]; Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands; Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia, on subjects including LSA's illness and the help given to him by the Government of India (3); Sir Arcot Mudaliar on subjects including the political situation in India, particularly the talks between Gandhi and Mahomed Jinnah [Leader of Muslim League Party] (2); Mehmed Munir Bey; John Murray, Principal of the University College of the South West of England; 5th Lord Munster [former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for India, earlier Geoffrey FitzClarence]; Jam Saheb, Maharaja of Nawanagar (2); Harold Nicolson; Sir Firoz Khan Noon [Indian representative, British War Cabinet] (2); Sir Patrick Hannon on Noon's tour of Birmingham; Maurice Petherick; Clement Attlee, Lord President of the Council; Morgan Phillips (2); F W Pick (4); Sir Malcolm Robertson [Chairman of the British Council]; H W Harding, Poetry Society (4); Sir John Anderson, Chancellor of the Exchequer [later 1st Lord Waverley]; Montague Rendall; Emery Reves [earlier Imre Revesz] (3); Harry Roberts; A L Rowse; Lilian Russell; Sir Leslie Scott (2); Brendan Bracken [Minister of Information] on subjects including LSA's views about broadcasting Parliament (2); Sir Oliver Simmonds; Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on subjects including an Institute of Empire Studies, the importance of Indian Ocean policy, Smuts's own problems with the Indian High Commissioner in South Africa, the results of meddling in Greek politics and the war lasting too long (5); Sir Edward Spears [First Minister to Republics of Syria and the Lebanon] on the continuing distrust of the French in the Middle East; Percy Spender [Opposition Member of Australian Advisory War Council] on the Munich Pact, the Australian Prime Minister [John Curtin] and his support for the Empire, Australian public opinion on the Soviet Union and Britain, the difficulties of the Australian Opposition and treatment of Germany after the end of the war; Oliver Stanley [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including the future government of Malaya [later Malaysia] (2); Sir Hassan Suhrawardy on the murder of 1st Lord Moyne [Deputy Minister of State, Egypt, earlier Walter Guinness]; [Nicholas] Robin Udal, Secretary of the Athenæum (3); Viorel Tilea; G M Trevelyan; Francis Turnbull [Principal Private Secretary to LSA] on Cabinet discussions about pay proposals and demobilisation for the Indian Army, food shipments and a welfare delegation; Sir Hereward Wake (2); Campbell Hone, Bishop of Wakefield on the policy of bombing German civilians; Field Marshal Sir Archibald Wavell, Viceroy of India (mostly writing to Florence Amery) on subjects including Sir Firoz Khan Noon and Gandhi (6); Bernard Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster (2); Sir Frederick Sykes on writing a biography of Sir Henry Wilson; Field Marshal Sir Henry Maitland Wilson [Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theatre] thanking LSA for his views on the settlement of Europe in light of military progress in the Balkans and attempts to prevent civil war in Albania; John Winant [United States Ambassador to Britain]; Sybil Wingate on the death of her brother, Major-General Orde Wingate (2); [Estelle] Sylvia Pankhurst, Editor of New Times and Ethiopia News, on publishing LSA's tribute to Orde Wingate; Lorna Wingate; George Engle on publishing LSA's tribute to Orde Wingate in the Charterhouse magazine; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour]; Ernest Bevin [Minister of Labour and National Service] on emigration to the Dominions for demobilised troops; 1st Lord Woolton, Minister of Reconstruction [earlier Frederick Marquis]; Sir William Wright, Chairman of the East India Distilleries and Sugar Factories Limited; George Young; Leonard Green, Chairman of the Yugoslav Society of Great Britain.

Also includes: Sarah Millin's account of the meeting between Smuts and Gandhi; text of LSA's tribute to Orde Wingate; note by LSA on the broadcasting of Parliament.


  • Creation: 1944-01 - 1944-12

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Finding aid date

2004-07-05 15:02:23.530000+00:00

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