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Correspondence A - Z, 1948-01 - 1949-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/43

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Alexander [Governor-General of Canada]; 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on subjects including recalling his time as Assistant Editor of the Outlook with J L Garvin (2); Clement Attlee, Prime Minister; Frank Aydelotte, American Secretary to Rhodes Trustees; Thomas Balogh; Jacques Bardoux on the decline of the Communist Party in France and the death of his wife (2); Sir Ernest Barker; Enid Moberly Bell; 1st Lord Birdwood; Robert Boothby [delegate to the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe] on the assembly becoming bogged down and the world economic crisis (3); Roy Bridges; Sir Basil Brooke, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland [later 1st Lord Brookeborough] on the results of the Northern Irish elections; 1st Lord Broughshane [earlier William Davison] on LSA standing as Parliamentary candidate [for South Kensington, London]; Arthur Bryant (2); Andrew Burn; Sir Robert Burton-Chadwick, Honourable Company of Master Mariners, writing to LSA and Sir Simon Marks, Chairman and Joint Managing Director, Marks and Spencer Limited (4); Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain]; Violet Carruthers [Violet Markham] (2); Richard Casey on the scale of the Liberal Party's victory in the Australian elections; Desmond Flower, Literary Director of Cassell and Company Limited on LSA's autobiography (2); Arthur Creech Jones [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Sir Ronald Cross; Julian Crossley; Geoffrey Crowther, Editor of the Economist; Henry Dalzell Payne (2); Clement Davies; 10th Duke of Devonshire [earlier Lord Hartington] on his niece, Catherine Macmillan, becoming engaged to Julian Amery; Sir Hugh Dow [Consul-General, Jerusalem] on hostilities between Arabs and Israelis in Jerusalem and trying to agree on a shared Middle Eastern policy with the United States (2); George Drew, Leader of the Opposition, Canada, on the worsening trade relations between Britain and Canada (3); David Eccles on the Labour Government's dangerous economic policy, the risk of the sterling area collapsing and his attempts to push British economic policy at the Council of Europe (3); Sir Frank Fox; A F Frangulis, Permanent Secretary-General of Académie Diplomatique Internationale; Sir Ralph Furse; Charles Gos; [William] Keith Hancock [Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies] on the role of the institute; Sir Patrick Hannon on subjects including LSA's resignation as President of his local branch of the Navy League (2); George Harrap, George G Harrap and Company Limited, regretting that they could not publish LSA's autobiography; Sir Hubert Henderson [Professor of Political Economy, Oxford University] on LSA's fears of the effects of devaluation, exchange rates and the advantages of Canada keeping to sterling (3); Patrick Hodgson; Sir Robert Holland on the unfeasibility of European federalism and the failure of the "One-World" idea; Sir William Houstoun-Boswall [British Minister at Beirut, Lebanon] on subjects including the demoralised state of the Arabs and an attempted coup by the Parti Populaire Syrien; John Howard on the possibility of LSA standing as a Parliamentary candidate for Bedford; William Hughes on his party's success in the Australian elections; William Inge; Lionel James on LSA's autobiography; 1st Lord Kennet [earlier (Edward) Hilton Young]; [William] Mackenzie King on subjects including Florence Amery's illness (3); Richard Law [later 1st Lord Coleraine] on the possibility of LSA standing as his successor [as MP for South Kensington]; Edwin Leather on the inclusion of Imperial Preference in the Atlantic Charter during the war and Winston Churchill's opposition to the measure; Frederick Lister (2); Arnold Lunn, President of the Ski Club of Great Britain; 1st Lord Lyle of Westbourne [President of Tate and Lyle, Limited], regretting that there was no vacancy for LSA on the Board of Directors; Sir Dougal Malcolm, President of the British South Africa Company, on the difficulty of bringing LSA back onto the Board; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on subjects including Britain's decline into bankruptcy (2); Sir Simon Marks, thanking LSA for his part in Britain's friendlier policy towards Israel; Vincent Massey on the strong feeling in Canada against British commercial policy; Sir Ion Hamilton Benn; Sir Ernest Oppenheimer commenting on the futility of financial conferences, particularly on the false valuation of sterling (2); Sir Ralegh Phillpotts; David Pyke (4); Lady Katharine Seymour [Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth], sending the Queen's sympathy on Florence Amery's stroke; Sir Charles Rey on the first year of the new South African Nationalist Government, its severance of ties with Britain and the rest of the Commonwealth, the apartheid policy and Seretse Khama [King of the Bangwato] (2); Duncan Duncan-Sandys; 1st Lord Elton [General Secretary], Rhodes Trust; Sir Leslie Scott; 19th Lord Sempill [earlier William Forbes-Sempill] on a debate on Newfoundland [Canada]; [Arnold] John Hugh Smith on the Coefficients Club, including George Bernard Shaw, H G Wells and J L Garvin (2); Jan Smuts on subjects including the repercussions of sterling's devaluation (4); Francis Smythe on the need for Winston Churchill to resign as Leader of the Conservative Party, in favour of a younger man; William Downie Stewart; James Stuart; [Frank] Showell Styles; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister]; Angela Thirkell; G M Trevelyan on LSA's book "Thought and Language"; Sir [Charles] Dennistoun Burney; Viorel Tilea (2); Henry Usborne, Founder, Parliamentary Group for World Government; Terence de Vere White on his biography of Kevin O’Higgins (4); Alfred Wadsworth, Editor of the Manchester Guardian; William Casey, Editor of the Times; Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith, Vice-Chairman of the Imperial War Graves Commission, on LSA's tribute to Sir Fabian Ware, founder of the commission; Anna, Lady Ware; Sir [Francis] Reginald Wingate (2); Percival Witherby (9); Seyyid, Sultan of Zanzibar [later Tanzania]; Sir William Strang [Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office].

Also includes: note by Lord Swinton on Preference and Most Favoured Nation status as relating to Palestine.


  • Creation: 1948-01 - 1949-12

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


3 file(s)

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Former / Other Reference

Box 202

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from January-December 1949.

Finding aid date

2004-07-15 12:16:37.577000+00:00

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