Correspondence, 1908-05 - 1914-07
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Alfred Deakin [Leader of the Opposition, Australia] on LSA's case against Home Rule; Frederick Oliver on the intention of David Lloyd George [? Chancellor of the Exchequer] to visit Canada [part of letter missing]; General Sir Ian Hamilton [Adjutant-General to Forces] on the hostility between China and Japan, and which side Britain should back.
Also includes copies of letters from LSA to: Andrew Bonar Law [Leader of the Conservative Party] on the state of feeling in the Party about Ulster [Northern Ireland] and Home Rule and reconstructing the whole Party Organization (2); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on Ulster (2); 2nd Lord Selborne on LSA's ideas for military reform and the defence of Canada; [?] Colonel Henry Wilson on the Australian military system and the influence of aviation and the modern rifle on tactics; Robert Borden [Prime Minister of Canada] on Conservative policy over Imperial Preference for foodstuffs; Arthur Steel-Maitland on the Trades Union Tariff Reform League and whether it could be developed into a Unionist Labour Party; Alfred Deakin on proposing constitutional reform at the Imperial Conference of 1911, particularly in switching representation of the self-governing colonies from the Colonial Office to the Imperial Conference, and on Indian migration within the Empire (2).
- 1908-05 - 1914-07
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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