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Correspondence A - Z, 1946-07 - 1948-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/41

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir [Leslie] Patrick Abercrombie; A V Alexander, Minister of Defence on subjects including LSA's ideas on the National Service Bill (2); [Albert] Spenser Allberry (2); Carleton Allen; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] (2); Sir Algernon Aspinall; Frank Aydelotte, American Secretary to Rhodes Trustees, on subjects including the chances of civil war in Palestine; [William] Bankes Amery [Head of British Food Mission to Australia] on the food parcels sent to Britain by individual Australians; Robert Barrington-Ward, Editor of the Times (2); Ernest Bevin [Foreign Secretary] on LSA's implication that he had only just begun supporting the Empire; Sir Edgar Bonham-Carter, Chairman of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq; Robert Boothby on passing a resolution on Conservative trade and Empire policy and his book ["I Fight to Live"] (8); Caroline, Lady Bridgeman; Sir Harold Butler on subjects including devolution; Archibald Campbell (3); Sir Ernest Canning; Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain]; Sir Robert Cary; Joseph Coudurier de Chassaigne [George Saint-Clair] (3); Alfred Chotzner (2); Sir George Cockerill; Lionel Curtis; John Corbin (3); John Craik-Henderson, Chairman of the Group considering the British Parliamentary System, on LSA becoming a member of his group; Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps, President of the Board of Trade, thanking LSA for a memorandum; Geoffrey Cumberlege, Publisher to the University of Oxford, asking LSA to write the introduction for Anthony Trollope's "The Prime Minister"; [Edward] Hugh Dalton, thanking LSA for his sympathy [on his departure as Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Richard Denman, suggesting that LSA might become a director of the Highlands and Lowlands Rubber Company (3); 17th Lord Derby, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire [earlier Lord Stanley] on Julian Amery standing as a Parliamentary candidate for Preston; Walter Harte, Secretary of the Devonshire Association (2); Eric Dutton [Chief Secretary, Zanzibar, later Tanzania] on Empire economic affairs, particularly the ill effects of the Washington Loan and the risks of building up a standard of living which smaller colonies could not maintain; Walter Elliot; A F Frangulis, Permanent Secretary-General of Académie Diplomatique Internationale (2); Hector McNeil [Minister of State, Foreign Office] on the Académie Diplomatique Internationale; Dame Katharine Furse; Leslie Gamage; Viola Garvin on the death of J L Garvin; Edward Gilman (2); George Gooch, Editor of the Contemporary Review; Sir William Goodenough, Chairman of Barclays Bank Limited; Arthur Greenwood; William Hadley [Editor of the Sunday Times]; Sir William Haley, Director-General of the BBC, inviting LSA to join the BBC's General Advisory Council; 1st Lord Hall [First Lord of the Admiralty] on naval statues for Trafalgar Square [London]; [Ronald] Olaf Hambro [Chairman of Hambros Bank Limited]; Sir Hamidullah Khan, Nawab of Bhopal; Sir Clifford Heathcote-Smith [Vice-Chairman, Refugees Defence Committee]; Sir Hubert Henderson; Sir Alan Herbert; [Maurice] Christopher Hollis on dealing with the United States over tariffs; Sir William Furse (2); Vincent Massey; Mary, Lady Hudson [earlier Mary, Lady Northcliffe] (2); William Hughes; Amir Abdul Illah [Prince Regent of Iraq]; Aubrey Jones (2); Sir Mohamed Akbar Khan; 3rd Lord Leconfield [earlier Charles Wyndham]; Rene Leon; representatives of the Royal Society of Literature (3); 2nd Lord Lloyd on going into politics; Geoffrey Geoffrey-Lloyd on the results of local elections in Birmingham [Warwickshire] and the state of the Conservative vote; Sir Arthur Longmore (2); Pamela, Lady Lytton on the death of 2nd Lord Lytton; [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, on proposals by LSA for settling trade and exchange problems, Canada's dollar shortage and his own impending retirement from office (3); [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Sir Simon Marks; Harry Meade; 2nd Lord Mersey [earlier Charles Bigham]; Sir Eugen Millington-Drake (3); Sir [Clement] Anderson Montague-Barlow; Nigel Nicolson, Assistant Editor of Contact Publications Limited; Gaston Palewski [Private Secretary to Charles de Gaulle]; Maurice Petherick; Sir Ralegh Phillpotts; Sir [Frederick] John Pollock; Eva, Lady Reading, President of the British section of the World Jewish Congress; 3rd Countess Roberts [earlier (Ada) Edwina Lewin] (3); J Mark, Private Secretary to Lord Pakenham, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [later 7th Lord Longford] on the trial of Prince Anton Rohan (3); Sir George Franckenstein; [Cicely] Alice, Lady Salisbury, on the death of 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne]; Sir Arthur Salter on past army reform, particularly relating to 1st Lord Haldane; Lord Sandon [later 6th Lord Harrowby]; Sir Leslie Scott; Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on subjects including LSA's plan to visit India, the political and economic crisis in Britain and the growing threat to Europe from the Soviet Union (3); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip] on LSA's request to broadcast on Empire policy; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on the need to redefine the Conservative Party; Ivor Thomas [Parliamentary Under-Sec. of State for the Colonies, later Ivor Bulmer-Thomas]; 2nd Lord Tweedsmuir [earlier John Buchan]; Thomas Utley [Peter Utley], the Observer, on journalism for the Dominions; Terence de Vere White on his biography of Kevin O’Higgins; Sir Fabian Ware on his decision to retire as Vice-Chairman of the Imperial War Graves Commission; [Henry] Wilson Harris, Editor of the Spectator; 1st Lord Winster [Governor of Cyprus, earlier Reginald Fletcher] on suggestions by LSA that Cypriots should pass on to Colonial service elsewhere, on Cyprus's status and the chances of Greece taking over the administration (2); Seyyid, Sultan of Zanzibar.

Other subjects include: the constitutional development of India; a heart attack suffered by LSA.

Also includes: text of broadcast by Winston Churchill [Leader of the Opposition] on the failure of the Labour Government, sent to LSA by Sir Robert Cary as the best thing Churchill had done since the Election; text of suggested speech by LSA for [Robert] Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon] on Empire policy.


  • Creation: 1946-07 - 1948-01

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Box 179

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1947.

Finding aid date

2004-07-12 16:53:25.030000+00:00

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