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Correspondence A - Z, 1951-11 - 1953-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/47

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Alexander of Tunis; [Syed] Waris Ameer Ali; Nancy, Lady Astor, thanking LSA for his sympathy on the death of 2nd Lord Astor; Jacques Bardoux; 1st Lord Bledisloe [earlier Charles Bathurst] on helping LSA with agricultural policy questions (4); P Clavell Blount (3); 1st Lord Brand on the disadvantages of financial aid from the United States; Leonard Brockington; Arthur Bryant (2); 1st Lord Bruce, Chairman of the Finance Corporation for Industry Limited; James Butler [Regius Professor of Modern History]; R A Butler, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on subjects including giving financial aid to Israel (2); Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain]; Violet Carruthers [Violet Markham]; Sir Robert Cary on Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, being out of date, particularly on economic policy, on the performance of the rest of the Conservative leadership and on the declining standards of the civil service (2); William Casey, Editor of the Times, on his approaching retirement; Sir Henry Clay on raising tariffs; Sir [Peter] Alexander Clutterbuck [British High Commissioner in India]; 5th Lord Salisbury [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, earlier Lord Cranborne] on the Indian Criminal Tribes Act; Dermot Morrah [Editor of the Round Table]; 1st Lord Norwich [earlier Alfred Duff Cooper]; Malcolm Cooper [Professor of Agriculture, University of London]; [Edward] James Corbett; Joseph Coudurier de Chassaigne [George Saint-Clair]; [George] Beresford Craddock; Lionel Curtis (3); Patrick de Laszlo on ship design (2); John Diefenbaker on the need for close co-operation between the Commonwealth and the United States; Frederick Doidge, High Commissioner for New Zealand in London; Sir Hugh Dow; George Drew, Leader of the Canadian Opposition on relations with the Commonwealth and the United States; Sir Thomas Dugdale [Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, later 1st Lord Crathorne]; Eliahu Elath, Israeli Ambassador to Britain, on memorials to Chaim Weizmann and Jan Smuts (3); Benno Elkan on his bronze Menorah for the Israeli Knesset; Walter Elliot on LSA's writing about agricultural policy; 1st Lord Elton [General Secretary, Rhodes Trust]; Herbert Finberg; [1st Lord Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand]; Michael Huxley, Editor of the Geographical Magazine; Kenneth Goodenough, British High Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] on the centenary of Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Beit; John Griffith, lecturer in administrative law, University of London; 1st Lord Schuster on LSA's tribute to Sir Maurice Gwyer (2); Sir Percivale Liesching [Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Commonwealth Relations Office] on Gwyer and the Statute of Westminster (2); Sir Edward Harding [former Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Dominions Office] on Gwyer; Louisa Haldane; Ronald Hall [Secretary, Economic League for European Co-operation (British Section)]; [William] Keith Hancock [Director, Institute of Commonwealth Studies]; Sir Patrick Hannon (2); Vincent Harlow [Beit Professor of the History of the British Commonwealth, University of Oxford] (2); Nicolaas Havenga [South African Minister of Finance] on inequalities in gold prices with the United States (2); Sir Robert Ho Tung; Albert Hunt; David Eccles, Minister of Works; A F Frangulis, Permanent Secretary-General of Académie Diplomatique Internationale; [Ferdinand] Stephen Joelson on the United Central Africa Association; Sir Cecil Kisch; George Kitson Clark; Martin Lindsay; [? 5th Lord Listowel, earlier Lord Ennismore]; 1st Lord Llewellin on his Empire delegation to Canada; 1st Lord Lyle of Westbourne; Oliver Lyttelton [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Chandos] on the lack of support for any extension of the preferential system, or any change to GATT [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade]; [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton]; Sir Dougal Malcolm; Mar Shimun, Patriarch of Assyria; Canon John Douglas (2); Vincent Massey; Sir Ivor Maxse; David Maxwell-Fyfe, Home Secretary [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; Patrick Mayhew, President, Oxford Union Society (2); Sarah Millin; Violet, Lady Milner (2); Dermot Morrah, [Editor] of the Round Table, on the Rhodes centenary; Harold Nicolson on his biography of King George V; Sir Ernest Oppenheimer on subjects including the Smuts Fund and the South African constitution (3); Guy Chilver, Editor of the Oxford Magazine (2); Sir Edward Peacock (2); Maurice Petherick (2); 1st Lord Ismay [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations] on the possible transfer of Swaziland [later Eswatini] to South Africa; [Christian] Paul Pineau; C R Potter (4); Sir Harry Railing on economic co-operation within the Commonwealth; 2nd Lord Reading [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, earlier Lord Erleigh] on the sovereignty of Sinai [Egypt] and the possibility of converting it and the Canal Zone to an international trusteeship; [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon] on the status of Sinai; 1st Lord Reith on the chairmanship of the Colonial Development Corporation; Sir Charles Rey on the likely success of the Nationalist Party in the next South African elections, the poor state of the United Party, anti-apartheid protest in Britain and the state of apartheid in South Africa; Ivor Bulmer-Thomas [earlier Ivor Thomas]; William Robson, the Political Quarterly; Ronald Russell; Louis St Laurent, Prime Minister of Canada; Sir [James] Arthur Salter, Minister of State for Economic Affairs, on subjects including his views on GATT [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade] (4); Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso]; Sir Waldron Smithers (2); Isie Smuts [Sybella Smuts]; Finola, Lady Somers on whether Britain would recognize King Farouk of Egypt as King of Sudan; 1st Lord Swinton [Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, then Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on subjects including whether the Government of Pakistan would stay with the Crown or declare Pakistan a republic and on preference (3); [George] Peter Thorneycroft, President of the Board of Trade on LSA's views about GATT; Arnold Toynbee; Paul Vellacott, Master of Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge (3); Siegmund Warburg; Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (3); Karl Weber (5); Sir Cecil Weir [Head of British Delegation to High Authority of European Coal and Steel Community] on LSA's "Towards a Balanced Economy" and on assisting the development of poorer economies (2); Edgar Williams [Editor] of the Dictionary of National Biography; E L R Williamson, consulting economist (4); Chester Wilmot [Reginald Wilmot]; Sir [John] Evelyn Wrench, [Editor] of the Spectator, recalling Geoffrey Dawson [earlier Geoffrey Robinson], Editor of the Times (2); Woodrow Wyatt on his book [? "Southwards from China"].

Also includes: index to all correspondents; text of lecture by [Syed] Waris Ameer Ali on Islamic and Western impacts; American Tariff League bulletin on controversy over American trade policy and protectionism; text of a broadcast by Leonard Brockington on the royal visit to Canada; text of article by LSA in tribute to Sir Maurice Gwyer; interim report of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Board; text of Lord Swinton's speech on preference, made at the Commonwealth Conference.


  • Creation: 1951-11 - 1953-01

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Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1952.

Finding aid date

2004-07-26 14:47:25.610000+00:00

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