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Special correspondence: John Buchan, 1910-01 - 1941-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/3

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with John Buchan [1st Lord Tweedsmuir] on subjects including: LSA's defeat when standing as Parliamentary candidate for Wolverhampton East [Staffordshire], 1910; the chances of Buchan being adopted as candidate for Oxford University (1914); the quality of Buchan's intelligence reports (1917); Canadian constitutional reform (1937); the prospects for the Duke of Windsor [earlier King Edward VIII] following his abdication; Buchan's official visit to the United States as Governor-General of Canada and the closeness between Britain and the United States (1937); concerns about the health of [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister] and Buchan's wish to see Lord Halifax [earlier Edward Wood, then Lord Irwin] succeed Chamberlain; Canadian war preparations; Buchan's decision to step down as Governor-General.

Other correspondents include: Susan, Lady Tweedsmuir, thanking LSA for his sympathy on her husband's death; Sir Dougal Malcolm on an inscription for Buchan's grave (3); Sir Edward Marsh on the inscription; Francis Pember on the inscription (2).


  • Creation: 1910-01 - 1941-01

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


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Box 319

Finding aid date

2004-08-12 13:50:46.687000+00:00

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