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Correspondence with 1st Lord Byng, Governor General and with [William] Mackenzie King, Prime Minister and also Arthur Meighen [Prime Minister, July-September 1926] on subjects including: the publication of the correspondence concerning King's resignation; the Canadian Federal Election in 1926 and Byng's view of King's actions in forcing an election; the tasks for Byng's successor and choosing between Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood], 2nd Lord Cromer [earlier Lord Errington], 2nd Lord Linlithgow [earlier Lord Hopetoun], John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir], 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh] and 1st Lord Willingdon [earlier Freeman Freeman-Thomas]; the Pacific Cable Board; reorganization of the Colonial Office, with a separate Secretary of State for the Dominions; developing trade between Canada and the West Indies; the Geneva Protocol; communication between the British and Dominion Governments and the example of Richard Casey's new position as Liaison officer between the Australian Government and the Foreign Office.
Other correspondents include: Peter Larkin, Canadian High Commissioner in London, on the correspondence on King's resignation (3); Geoffrey Fry [Private Secretary to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister]; [James] Ramsay MacDonald [Leader of the Labour Party] on postponing his visit to Canada while the Canadian Federal Election was in progress (3); John Wheatley on his proposed visit to Canada (2); Arthur Henderson on his visit to Canada.
- 1924-12 - 1926-09
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