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Correspondence A - Z, 1945-11 - 1947-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/40

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: King Abdullah of Transjordan [later Jordan], sending his sympathy [on the execution of John Amery] (2); William Allen [Press Attaché, British Embassy in Turkey]; Victor Altmann (3); Cyril Bailey; [Arthur] Beverley Baxter; Brendan Bracken; 1st Lord Brand; Arthur Bryant (2); Charles Buzzard; Sir Robert Cary, mainly on the India debate (February-March 1946), especially a statement by Clement Attlee [Prime Minister] (February), speeches by Winston Churchill [Leader of the Opposition] and the refusal by [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] to become involved, and also on criticism of Churchill, the general performance of the Labour Government, the loan from the United States and Cary's personal debt to LSA (10); Harold Nicolson; Richard Casey on subjects including his book ["An Australian in India"] and finding a Parliamentary seat in Australia (2); 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] on mistaken policy over the reconstruction of Germany; Percy Cohen [Head of Library and Information Department, Conservative Central Office]; Sydney Coles (4); [Alfred] Duff Cooper [British Ambassador to France, later 1st Lord Norwich] criticising the speech by Churchill at Zurich [Switzerland] on a United States of Europe without Britain; [Edward] Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer on his fund for setting up National Parks; Patrick Donner; George Drew, Prime Minister of Ontario [Canada] on the proposed Washington Loan and its effects on the Empire; Israel Sieff [Vice-Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Marks and Spencer Limited]; Keith Feiling on his biography of [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain; Sir Frank Fox; A F Frangulis [Permanent Secretary-General of Académie Diplomatique Internationale]; 1st Lord Greenwood; George Heaton Nicholls [South African High Commissioner in London]; Sir [James] Bennett Hance, Director-General of the Indian Medical Service; 1st Lord Harmsworth; Sir Cuthbert Headlam on the need to reform the House of Lords; Jan Hofmeyr [South African Minister of Finance and of Education] on the likelihood of Britain being unable to repay the Washington Loan; Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary]; Aubrey Jones (2); Sir Clive Baillieu [Deputy Chairman of Dunlop Rubber Company Limited]; 1st Lord McGowan, Chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (ICI); Hugh Fraser; Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI; Toby Low [later 1st Lord Aldington]; [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada; Vincent Massey; Rene Massigli, French Ambassador to Britain; Sir Eugen Millington-Drake (4); C A le Neveu, le Monde, on articles by LSA about India (7); [Ada] Edwina, 3rd Countess Roberts [Ada Edwina Lewin], on finding a biographer for 1st Lord Roberts; Harry Roberts (2); Paul Ruegger on LSA's friendship for Switzerland; Denis Saurat on popularizing Western European union; Guy Scholefield; Franz Seiler (3); Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on subjects including the death of John Amery (2); representatives of Sotheby and Company on LSA's sale of Persian art (3); Wilson Southam, the Ottawa Citizen (6); Percy Spender on subjects including the Washington Loan (2); Dame Elizabeth Cadbury on sending relief to Styria, Austria; Sir Ronald Storrs (2); [Benedict] Humphrey Sumner, Warden of All Souls College, Oxford University; Dame Meriel Talbot; Sir Stephen Tallents; Peter Tennant [Information Counsellor, British Embassy, Paris (France)] on a lecture by LSA in Paris; James Tomlin; 1st Lord Vansittart on the ideas of Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi [President of the Paneuropean Union] (2); 2nd Duke of Westminster [earlier Lord Belgrave]; Leopold Wickham Legg [Joint Editor, Dictionary of National Biography]; Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate; Sir [John] Evelyn Wrench; John Wright [later John Cecil-Wright].

Also includes: text of a speech by George Drew on the co-operation between the Empire and the United States during the war and continuing to co-operate in peace time.


  • Creation: 1945-11 - 1947-11

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


3 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 178

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1946.

Finding aid date

2004-07-09 16:53:57.810000+00:00


Repository Details

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