Letters to Alfred Deakin, 1907-05 - 1908-01
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 the possibility of a white self-governing colony there.
- 1907-05 - 1908-01
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
Language of Materials
Former / Other Reference
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.
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