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Correspondence A - M, 1953-01 - 1953-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/48

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Rosalind, Duchess of Abercorn; Konrad Adenauer [Chancellor of West Germany, later part of Germany]; Cyril Alington; John Allen; John Astor [owner of the Times] on LSA's hopes for an Imperial Preference policy being unrealistic; Nancy, Lady Astor; Archduke Robert of Austria (2); Thomas Balogh; Jacques Bardoux; [George] Herbert Baxter (2); Edward Beddington-Behrens; Kenneth Goodenough, British High Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe]; Princess Marthe Bibesco; John Biggs-Davison on the Conservative Commonwealth Council (3); 2nd Lord Birdwood; 2nd Lord Birkenhead [earlier Lord Furneaux]; Sir [Harold] Leslie Boyce; 1st Lord Brand; Leonard Brockington; Lennox Broster, Governor of London House [later Goodenough College]; Arthur Bryant on subjects including a hostile article on Cecil Rhodes and policy on Egypt (9); W J Busschau (4); R A Butler, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Mary Carnegie [earlier Mary Chamberlain] (2); Sir Olaf Caroe; Violet Carruthers [Violet Markham] (2); Roger Cary; Anne Chamberlain; [Ernest] Owen Clough; George Cole; Sir [Patrick] Ashley Cooper; [George] Beresford Craddock; Virginia Crawley [Virginia Cowles] asking LSA to review her biography of Winston Churchill; Frances, Lady Davidson [later Baroness Northchurch] on LSA's criticism of Stanley Baldwin in his memoirs (3); Margot, Lady Davson asking LSA to address the Royal Empire Society summer school (2); Hugh Dawes; Oliver Dawnay, Private Secretary to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, thanking LSA for his help with a speech by the Queen Mother; Patrick de Laszlo; Canon John Douglas on [the Assyrian Patriarch] Mar Shimun; Alan Dower; George Drew, Canadian Leader of the Opposition on the hostility of Louis St Laurent [Prime Minister of Canada] to the Commonwealth and misrepresentation of a speech by Drew on Commonwealth preferences; Eric Dutton [former Chief Secretary, Zanzibar, later Tanzania] on Sultan Seyyid of Zanzibar's wish to see LSA; Charles Eade, asking LSA to contribute to or review "Churchill by his contemporaries" (3); Leif Egeland; Eliahu Elath, Israeli Ambassador to Britain, on subjects including the urgent need for a working arrangement between Israel and the Arabs (4); Zehava Elath on sculpting LSA's head; Stanley Evans; Theodore Feilden (3); Geoffrey Finsberg, asking LSA to help with an appeal to strengthen Imperial Preference; Canon John Firth on Montague Rendall and the history of Rhodes scholarships; David Quinn, Professor of History, University College, Swansea; Walter Harte [Emeritus Professor of History, University College of the South West of England]; John Foster [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Commonwealth Relations Office] on subjects including keeping the Gold Coast [later Ghana] in the Commonwealth (2); Christina Foyle, asking LSA to lecture for Foyle's Lecture Agency; Charles de Gaulle; [Willoughby] Clive Garsia; Viola Garvin on the memorial to J L Garvin (7); [Leonard] David Gammans; [Charles] Sydney Goldman, recalling J L Garvin and the Outlook newspaper; 1st Lord Geddes commenting on the publication of Field Marshal 1st Lord Haig's diaries for 1917-18; Sir Alexander Godley, congratulating LSA on his memoirs, particularly on the South African War and Northern Ireland; Nubar Gulbenkian; 1st Lord Hailey on subjects including the United Central African Association; Louisa Haldane (2); 3rd Lord Halsbury, Managing Director of the National Research Development Corporation [earlier Lord Tiverton]; Sir Charles Hambro; Professor Sir [William] Keith Hancock, on his biography of Jan Smuts (3); Claude Elliott; Maurice Headlam (2); Helena Hirst on the death of Francis Hirst; [Maurice] Christopher Hollis, Chairman of Hollis and Carter Limited, publishers; Mary, Lady Hudson [earlier Mary, Lady Northcliffe]; Sir Godfrey Huggins [later 1st Lord Malvern], Prime Minister of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland [later Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi] on the referendum on Protectorate status and admitting a quota of Africans to Salisbury University (2); Dame Mary Hughes; Jay Humphries, former secretary to LSA (3); Lionel James; Ronald Jasper on his biography of Arthur Headlam; Sir Charles Jeffries on LSA's decision to bring Sir Samuel Wilson into the Colonial Office (2); Eric Johnson; Sir Roderick Jones on subjects including LSA's memoirs and eightieth birthday (6); Sir David Kelly; Richard Law, Chairman of the Central and Eastern European Commission [later 1st Lord Coleraine]; Edwin Leather on his disagreement with LSA over trade policy and the position of Canada; Alan Lennox-Boyd [later 1st Lord Boyd]; Sir John Le Rougetel [British High Commissioner in South Africa] (2); Basil Liddell Hart on LSA's memoirs and Don Pablo Azcarate y Florez; Flora Lion on painting LSA; Tom Longstaff; 1st Lord Lyle of Westbourne; Oliver Lyttelton [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Chandos] on subjects including LSA's views on self-government for West African countries, particularly the Gold Coast [later Ghana] and Nigeria (5); [Maurice] Harold Macmillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); Barbara McCorquodale [Barbara Cartland]; Sir Dougal Malcolm; [Alfred] Ernest Marples, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government; Vincent Massey [Governor-General of Canada] (2); Patrick Mayhew (2); 2nd Lord Mersey [earlier Charles Bigham]; Sir Eugen Millington-Drake (2); Violet, Lady Milner (5); 1st Lord Milverton [earlier Arthur Richards], thanking LSA for chairing the United Central African Association during his absence; Dermot Morrah, [Editor] of the Round Table; [Thomas] Malcolm Muggeridge, Chairman of the Anglo-Polish Society; Sir [Richard] Gordon Munro, High Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe] in Britain, regretting that he could not continue in his post because of ill health; 5th Lord Munster [earlier Geoffrey Fitz-Clarence]; Bernard Myers.

Also includes: index to all 1953 correspondents; print of a tribute to William Ker by Sir Ernest Barker; colour transparencies of LSA; notes by LSA commenting on a draft speech by the Queen Mother on Cecil Rhodes and Central Africa; text of a broadcast by David Ben Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel, on the growing violence on the Israeli-Jordanian border; notes by Don Pablo Azcarate y Florez, former Principal Secretary of the United Nations Palestine Conciliation Commission, on recent developments in Palestine.


  • Creation: 1953-01 - 1953-12

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Finding aid date

2004-07-28 16:21:33.247000+00:00

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