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Correspondence A - Z, 1951-01 - 1952-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/45

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] asking LSA to write an article on the state of sterling; Sir Denis Boyd, Principal of Ashridge College; Clement Attlee on receiving the Order of Merit; David Ben-Gurion; Sir Ernest Benn; John Biggs-Davison on his biography of George Wyndham; Sir Oswald Birley; Basil Blackwell [Chairman of Basil Blackwell and Mott Limited] on LSA's "The Elizabethan Spirit" and his miscellaneous writings (3); William Bowly on LSA's autobiography, recalling his time at the War Office [as Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary of State for War, 1918-19]; Sir [Harold] Leslie Boyce, Lord Mayor of London; Brendan Bracken on leaving the House of Commons (2); James Butler; Arthur Bryant (2); R A Butler, Chancellor of the Exchequer on his appointment and general policy between partners in the Sterling Area (2); Charles Hill [Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Food]; [Margaret] Patricia Hornsby-Smith, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Health; Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain]; Richard Casey, Australian Minister of Works and Housing and of National Development on the political stalemate in Australia; William Casey [Editor of the Times] on LSA's autobiography; Sir Felix Cassel; Joseph Coudurier de Chassaigne [George Saint-Clair]; Margaret, Lady Cochrane; Alec Joyce [Head of Information Department, Commonwealth Relations Office], on subjects including Empire Day (2); Sir Reginald Coupland; Alice Crawley, recalling LSA's meetings with Florence Nightingale; Dame Isobel Cripps on the health of Sir [Richard] Stafford Cripps (3); Geoffrey Cumberlege, Publisher to Oxford University on LSA's selection of speeches "India and Freedom"; Lionel Curtis (2); Noel Barber, Editor of the Daily Mail; Sir Geoffrey Davson [later Sir Anthony Glyn] on being put up for the Alpine Club; Claude Elliott [President of the Alpine Club]; Sir Wyndham Deedes; [?] Mary, Duchess of Devonshire; Sir Hugh Dow [Consul-General, Jerusalem] on the chances of King Abdullah of Jordan making peace with Israel and the advantages of Britain concentrating economic aid for the region in Jordan; Alan Dower (2); [John] Aubrey Edgcumbe [former Private Secretary to LSA as Secretary of State for the Colonies] on LSA's autobiography, recalling his achievements; Eliahu Elath [Israeli Ambassador to Britain]; Walter Elliot (2); Charles Fay; 1st Lord Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand; Douglas Glover; Pieter Gerbrandy on the effects of proportional representation and the socialist trend; Maive Goodenough; Leonard Green, Chairman of the Yugoslav Society of Great Britain and of the Save the Children Fund (2); 1st Lord Greene; [William] Keith Hancock [Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London] (3); 1st Lord Hankey on LSA's autobiography (3); F W Heath, Odhams Press Limited, on subjects including LSA's autobiography and a biography of 1st Lord Milner (6); Sidney Holland, Prime Minister of New Zealand (2); Leslie Hore-Belisha; 1st Lord Ismay [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations] on subjects including the Commonwealth Migration Council, the case for transferring the Protectorates of Swaziland [later Eswatini], Bechuanaland [later Botswana] and Basutoland [later Lesotho] to South Africa and also Julian Amery (4); [Frank] Cyril James on subjects including the dangers of hostilities between the United States and China (2); Ernest Jansen [Governor-General of South Africa]; Richard Jebb; Sir Clement Jones; Sir Roderick Jones on subjects including his time in South Africa and Emanuel Shinwell's respect for LSA (5); 1st Lord Kemsley [Chairman of Kemsley Newspapers Limited, earlier James Berry] on his Empire Journalists Scheme; Sir Alec Kirkbride [British Minister in Libya]; Ronald Carton on LSA's tribute to David Lamb; Sir Alan Lascelles on the biography of 1st Lord Chelmsford [earlier Frederic Thesiger]; Alan Lennox-Boyd [Minister of State for Colonial Affairs, later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton]; Basil Liddell Hart; Oliver Lyttelton [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Chandos] on subjects including the possibilities of self-government for Malaya [later Malaysia] (4); [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] on the Government's irresponsibility; Daniel Malan [Prime Minister of South Africa]; Sir Dougal Malcolm (2); Max Mallowan [Director, British School of Archæology in Iraq]; [Alfred] Ernest Marples, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government, on housing construction (2); Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Kilmuir] on European attitudes to Britain; Violet, Lady Milner; William Morrison, Speaker of the House of Commons [later 1st Lord Dunrossil] on taking on the job of Speaker; Vice-Admiral 1st Lord Mountbatten, 4th Sea Lord; Lewis Namier [Professor of Modern History, Manchester University], on the condemnation of the White Paper on Palestine in 1930; Harold Nicolson (2); Cecily Niven (3); Alfred Noyes (2); Sir Ernest Oppenheimer; Osbert Peake [later 1st Lord Ingleby]; Sir Charles Rey on subjects including the apartheid policy in South Africa, maladministration of the Protectorates, witch-doctor murders in Basutoland [later Lesotho] and the state of the Nationalist and United parties (2); Dermot Morrah, Editor of the Round Table; Sir [James] Arthur Salter, Minister of State for Economic Affairs on subjects including LSA's views about Most Favoured Nation status and inducing Canada to join the Sterling Area (3); 1st Lord Samuel on a proposal to present a bronze Menorah by Benno Elkan to the Israel Knesset (2); Duncan Duncan-Sandys, Minister of Supply on LSA's views on reorganizing the steel industry after nationalization; Emanuel Shinwell, Minister of Defence, on LSA's suggestions, particularly for a military base on the Sinai peninsula [Egypt] (2); Marcus Sieff on his memorandum on the Middle East; Albertus Geyer, South African High Commissioner in London; Sir Ronald Storrs; Camilla Sykes; Sir Stephen Tallents on his history of the Empire Marketing Board; G M Trevelyan; J P R Wallis on his biography of Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick (3); Siegmund Warburg, Managing Director of S. G. Warburg and Company Limited; Anna, Lady Ware; Sir Herbert Williams; 1st Lord Winster [earlier Reginald Fletcher]; Leonard Green, Chairman, Yugoslav Society of Great Britain (2); Isabel, Lady Hutton; James Parkes.

Also includes: index to all correspondents; notes by LSA on forms of self-government for the colonies; papers on the refugee appeal by the Children's World Community Chest.


  • 1951-01 - 1952-03

Conditions Governing Access

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


4 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 226

Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1951.

Finding aid date

2004-07-21 14:48:36.327000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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