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Nyasaland, British Honduras, Trinidad, Tanganyika, Iraq, Hong Kong, Nigeria and Straits Settlement, 1924-11 - 1929-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/12

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Hugh Clifford [Governor of Nigeria, 1919-25, of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka], 1925-27 and of the Straits Settlements [Singapore and parts of Malaysia], 1927-29], on subjects including the Malay rubber industry and rubber smuggling, the situation of the Chinese in Malaya [later Malaysia] and Singapore, recommending Bede Clifford as the new Colonial Secretary, Clifford's decision to leave Ceylon for Malaya, the financial and political situation in Ceylon, the success of the visit to Nigeria by the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward, Duke of Windsor], Clifford's career and his concerns about the choice of his successor in Nigeria; Sir Charles Marston (4); Frank Baddeley [Acting Governor of Nigeria] on Clifford's health; Aldo Castellani [Professor of Tropical Medicine] on Clifford's health; Sir Cecil Clementi, Governor of Hong-Kong, on subjects including Clementi's gratitude for LSA's support, the purchase of wives and concubines by the Chinese, the political situation in China, his impressions of Japan, Korea, Mukden [later Shenyang], Peking [later Beijing], the policies of Marshal Chang Tso-Lin and the state of Shan-tung province [later Shandong], dealing with anti-British demonstrations, his criticisms of Foreign Office relations with China, an assassination plot against him and other officials, dealing with Canton, including difficulties with Sir James Jamieson, Consul General, the necessity of recognizing regional Governments, his appointment as Governor and his final budget as Colonial Secretary of Ceylon [later Sri Lanka]; Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on the difficulties in securing co-operation from Japan and his concerns about Clementi's tour of China (2); Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika [later Tanzania] on subjects including non-native settlement, with a memorandum on native administration; Sir Horace Byatt, Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, on subjects including the visit by a Parliamentary Delegation and sending younger Colonial Office staff to train with Colonial Secretariats; Sir John Burdon, Governor of British Honduras [later Belize], on development in transport and industry; Sir Charles Bowring, Governor of Nyasaland [later Malawi], on subjects including the Prince of Wales missing Nyasaland out from his African tour.


  • Creation: 1924-11 - 1929-07

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Finding aid date

2004-11-09 11:46:09.717000+00:00

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