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Correspondence A - Z, 1948-01 - 1948-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/42

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: George Shreeve, Deputy Director-General, British Council; Sir Ronald Adam, Chairman and Director-General of the British Council; [Syed] Waris Ameer Ali on the massacres following the hand-over of power in India; John Astor [Director of the Phoenix Assurance Company]; Clement Attlee, Prime Minister; Sir Girja Bajpai [Secretary-General of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India]; Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] on subjects including the United Europe movement being taken over by Federalists (2); Robert Boothby; 1st Lord Brand on a federal Europe and the situation in Palestine (3); Arthur Bryant (3); Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain] on subjects including a broadcast by LSA about Joseph Chamberlain (3); Richard Casey; Hilda Chamberlain; Sir Harold Claughton; Sir [Arthur] James Steel-Maitland; Sir Piers Debenham (2); George Drew, Prime Minister of Ontario [then Leader of Conservative Party of Canada] on subjects including Canadian borrowing (2); Walter Elliot on subjects including keeping Winston Churchill [Leader of the Conservative Party] involved in discussions with Chaim Weizmann [President of the Israeli Provisional Council] and on British policy towards Palestine (4); Herbert Evatt; Sir Frank Fox; A F Frangulis [Permanent Secretary-General of Académie Diplomatique Internationale]; Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle on a possible attack on France by the Soviet Union and results for Britain; Sir Ralph Furse, Adviser on Training Courses for the Colonial Service; 2nd Lord Goschen, promising to support LSA if he stood for the Oxford University Parliamentary seat; Sir Lancelot Graham, the Royal Empire Society; Arthur Greenwood; Olive Heseltine (4); Mary, Lady Hudson [earlier Mary, Lady Northcliffe]; Emrys Hughes on LSA's article on Mohandas Gandhi; [Mary] Catharine Inge (2); Lionel James (3); Sir Clement Jones, Chairman of the Commonwealth Shipping Committee on the committee's report on West Indian shipping; Sir Roderick Jones (2); Timothy Jones (3); [William] Mackenzie King [Prime Minister of Canada] on subjects including his approaching retirement and LSA's article in tribute to Gandhi (7); Charles Kirkpatrick on LSA's Gandhi article; Sir Alan Lascelles [Private Secretary to King George VI] (2); Oliver Lyttelton [later 1st Lord Chandos] on economic multilateralism (2); [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Vincent Massey; Violet, Lady Milner; Sir Eustace Missenden, Chairman of the Railway Executive; Sir David Monteath [Under-Secretary of State for Burma, later Myanmar] (2); Sir [Arthur] Clive Morrison-Bell; 1st Lord Mountbatten on his departure as [Governor-General of India]; Walter Nash, Minister of Finance, New Zealand, on the Havana Conference [Cuba] and the resulting charter for an international trade organization (2); Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India; Godfrey Nicholson on the difficulty of finding a new Parliamentary seat for LSA, because of his age; Philip Noel-Baker [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations], writing to LSA and Lord Zetland on subjects including the Scarbrough and Zetland Reports on the possibility of setting up an Oriental Centre in London (4); 2nd Lord Zetland [earlier Lawrence Dundas], writing to Noel-Baker, on the Government's decision not to publish his report; Noel Odell; Dame Beryl Oliver, Director of Education, British Red Cross Society; Sir Ernest Oppenheimer; Lady Delia Peel, Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth, on LSA's speech on the wedding of Princess Elizabeth; 1st Lord Pethick-Lawrence on LSA's review of Winston Churchill's war memoirs, disagreeing with LSA's view that the Labour Party would have been willing to have Lord Halifax as Prime Minister, rather than Churchill (2); Sir Charles Rey on reasons for the defeat of Jan Smuts in the South African elections, including the unpopularity of Jan Hofmeyr [former Deputy Prime Minister], the Government's lack of native policy, administration of wartime controls and Smuts's recognition of Israel just before the election and also provocative measures by the new Nationalist Government, the widespread nature of apartheid and the state of the native reserves; 11th Lord Scarbrough [earlier Sir Lawrence Lumley] on the future of the India Office library; Raja Sir Maharaj Singh, Governor of Bombay, on his appointment; Jan Smuts on subjects including LSA's article on Gandhi, the ruin of Palestine and his recognition of Israel, the loss of the General Election and the new form of the Commonwealth (7); 1st Lord Soulbury [earlier Herwald Ramsbotham]; Percy Spender on the need for closer collaboration between the economic advisers of Britain and the Dominions, particularly Australia; Oliver Stanley on the deplorable situation in Palestine; James Stuart on standing down [as Chief Opposition Whip]; [Frank] Showell Styles; Alexander Symon, Acting High Commissioner for Britain in India, on the news that the Indian Army had moved into Hyderabad [? Pakistan]; Brendan Bracken; Sir John Thornycroft (writing to LSA and Sir Robert Gould, Chief Industrial Commissioner, Ministry of Labour and National Service) on the economic situation, particularly the effect of wage increases (2); Sir Samuel Turner; Sir Duncan Watson, President of the Imperial Industries Club; Wilfred Wellock; Thomas White (3); [Henry] Wilson Harris [Editor of the Spectator]; Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] on his agreement with LSA over Western union; Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York on the United Europe movement.


  • Creation: 1948-01 - 1948-12

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2004-07-14 14:37:45.733000+00:00

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