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Letters to Alfred Deakin, 1907-05 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/7

Scope and Contents

Copies of LSA's letters to Alfred Deakin [Prime Minister of Australia] on subjects including: the Imperial Conference of 1907, particularly on Imperial Preference, opposition to Deakin's position from Sir Wilfrid Laurier [Prime Minister of Canada] and unity within the Empire; establishing military colleges in each part of the Empire; articles by LSA on the Conference; the political position in South Africa, particularly relating to Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, later part of South Africa], the state of feeling among the Boers, the federation question and growing economic prosperity, especially in Rhodesia [later Zambia and Zimbabwe]; a secretariat for colonial affairs; LSA's impressions of British East Africa [later Kenya and Uganda] and the possibility of a white self-governing colony there.


  • Creation: 1907-05 - 1908-01

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 319

Existence and Location of Originals

Originals in the Deakin Papers, now at the National Library of Australia.

Existence and Location of Copies

Further copies (including some letters not found here) can be found in the papers of Julian Amery, GBR 0014 AMEJ 3/2/88.

Date information

DateText: The dates refer to the original letters, rather than to the date of the copies.

Finding aid date

2004-08-13 11:47:36.733000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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