Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Harold Nicolson on LSA's book "Thoughts on the Constitution" (2); Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (4); Caroline, Lady Oppenheimer; Lord Eustace Percy; Charles Ponsonby, thanking LSA for his speech to the Royal African Society; Sir Charles Rey on the recent South African elections and the success of the Nationalists; Paul Reynaud on dissolutions of Parliament (3); Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams; Sir [Thomas] Ellis Robins (2); Sir James Ross, First Division Pensioners’ Group (9); 1st Lord Vansittart on Civil Service pensions (2); 1st Lord Rotherwick [earlier Herbert Cayzer]; Sir Douglas Savory; Sir George Schuster on Central African Federation, particularly relating to Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe] and Nyasaland [later Malawi]; Nita Selby-Lowndes (3); Lady Katharine Seymour [lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother] on subjects including the Queen's request for a copy of LSA's tribute to Cecil Rhodes (3); Cecil Sibbett; 1st Lord Simon on his Romanes Lecture and his concerns about the Suez Canal [Egypt] (3); Field Marshal Sir William Slim [Governor-General of Australia] on subjects including Egypt (2); Sir Clifford Heathcote-Smith on the lack of leadership for an active Commonwealth partnership; Sir Waldron Smithers; Sir Donald Somervell (2); Sir Herbert Stanley; J O Steed (3); Leonard Stein on the Balfour Declaration and 1st Lord Milner (2); Walter Stirling; Sir Ronald Storrs (2); 1st Lord Swinton [Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, earlier Philip Lloyd-Greame, then Philip Cunliffe-Lister] on subjects including articles by [?] Oswald Pirow advocating apartheid across Africa and a pooling of South African and British protectorates (2); Sir [Thomas] Shenton Thomas; George Scott, Deputy Editor of Truth; 2nd Lord Wavell; Sir Robert Webber; Karl Weber (3); 11th Lord Scarbrough, Lord Chamberlain [earlier Sir (Lawrence) Roger Lumley] (2); [?] Anne, Duchess of Westminster; Sir Thomas White, High Commissioner for Australia, in London (2); 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Lord Turnour] on LSA's memoirs, particularly Winston Churchill's lack of an Imperialist outlook (2); Percival Witherby (7); Sir [John] Evelyn Wrench [Chairman of the Spectator] (2); Geoffrey Winthrop Young.
Also includes: notes by LSA on future warfare, commenting on [John] Enoch Powell's "War in Three Dimensions"; notes by LSA on the constitution, relating to the dissolution of Parliament.
Please note that there is an index to all 1953 correspondents at AMEL 2/1/48.
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