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Kenya, Malta, Iraq and Uganda, 1925-01 - 1928-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4/13

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir William Gowers, Governor of Uganda, on malicious rumours being spread about him; 1st Lord Lugard on the rumours about Gowers; Sir John Du Cane, Governor of Malta (1927-31), on subjects including laws against sedition, a press campaign on the anti-Italian policy pursued by 1st Lord Strickland [Head of the Ministry], Nationalist objections to two Trades Union senators, a movement to abolish the Senate, suppression of brothels, deadlock between the Senate and Legislative Assembly, the question of a Government contribution to defence costs, a visit by the Duke and Duchess of York [later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth] and the forthcoming Maltese General Election; Sir Henry Dobbs, High Commissioner and Consul-General for Iraq, on subjects including anti-British feeling in Iraq, caused by the Treasury's policies over railway development, anti-Zionist demonstrations by students during a visit by Sir Alfred Mond [later 1st Lord Melchett], rumours that King Faisal was trying to undermine the new Cabinet, emergency ordinances against rioting, a quarrel between Dobbs and Major-General Arthur Daly [Inspector-General and Military Adviser, Ministry of Defence, Iraq], continuing support from Britain for Iraqi defence, a future Iraq Air Force, negotiations with Turkey in the League of Nations over the ownership of Mosul [Al-Mawsil] and the need to control the Iraqi Parliament's spending; Sir Walter Congreve, Governor of Malta (1924-27), on subjects including the Military Training Ordinance, assisting emigration, the Trades Union Council Bill, a visit by the Order of St John, moving the Government from Valetta Palace, the general political situation, Congreve's impressions from a visit to Tripoli [Libya], including the Maltese colony there, attacks from Strickland against Congreve and William Robertson [Lieutenant-Governor and Chief Secretary to Government], Robertson's future career, a proposed visit by Benito Mussolini [Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs] and attempts to assert the Maltese language; Martin Melvin on the difficulties of restarting the Jesuit school in Malta; Sir Robert Coryndon, Governor of Kenya, on the work of the East African Closer Union Commission in Kenya, particularly the good effects of visits by men like William Ormsby-Gore [Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 4th Lord Harlech] and the inevitability of federation [with Tanganyika, later Tanzania, and Uganda].


  • Creation: 1925-01 - 1928-11

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2004-11-10 12:18:53.077000+00:00

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