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East African Union, 1929-02 - 1929-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/10

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on the closer union of Kenya, Tanganyika [later Tanzania] and Uganda, with correspondents including: 1st Lord Peel [Secretary of State for India] on his concerns about LSA's proposed constitutional changes, particularly their effect on Indian opinion (4); Sir Edward Grigg [Governor of Kenya, later 1st Lord Altrincham] on his depression at the stalemate on union, Peel's attitude, the White Paper of 1923 on the Kenyan common roll electoral system, and the native lands question; Eric Dutton [Private Secretary to Grigg] on the mission of Sir Samuel Wilson [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] to East Africa; [Edward] Hilton Young [Chairman of the East African Closer Union Commission, later 1st Lord Kennet] on the Commission's recommendations; Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell [Governor of Southern Rhodesia] on his disappointment at the Commission's report (the Hilton Young Report), particularly over Nyasaland [later Malawi] and Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; Sir Samuel Wilson; Humphrey Martin [Commissioner for Local Government Lands and Settlement, Kenya] on Wilson's mission and the Hilton Young Report; Sir Donald Cameron [Governor of Tanganyika, later Tanzania].

Also includes: memoranda by Peel and LSA on the Hilton Young report; memorandum by William Ormsby-Gore [Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] on Wilson's mission, suggesting that it should be postponed until after the General Election, due to the Cabinet's reluctance to commit itself and the impracticality of the Hilton Young Report; memorandum by Wilson on Peel's suggestion that someone other than Wilson himself should be sent to Africa; minutes of the Cabinet Committee on Policy in East Africa.


  • Creation: 1929-02 - 1929-04

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Finding aid date

2004-11-05 16:15:44.717000+00:00

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