Kenya, 1925-10 - 1928-11
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Correspondence with Sir Edward Grigg, Governor [later 1st Lord Altrincham] on subjects including: Grigg's departure from Kenya; the ten million pound Transport Loan; the labour supply; port development; the Colonial Secretaryship and Grigg's wish to have Richard Feetham as the successor to Edward Denham in the post; the Kenyan viewpoint on the East African Mandate; the imposition of the death penalty for rape; Kenyan patriotism; the general political situation, particularly on extending the rail system, the development of self-government and losses suffered by the coastal area after the abolition of slavery; the need to reorganize the administrative system; a conference with [? Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika, later Tanzania] on matching administrative systems and salary scales with Tanganyika and Nigeria, the Governors' Conference on railway development, native administration and a customs union; Grigg's salary; the care needed in handling the settler community; the visit by the Prince of Wales [later King Edward VIII and Edward, Duke of Windsor]; relations with the Indian community; the Native Land Trust Ordinance; the Hilton Young Commission [on East African Closer Union] and federation; shipping tenders.
Other correspondents include: Patrick Duncan, former Colonial Secretary of the Transvaal [South Africa], on Kenya's unsuitability for normal Colonial Office administration; [1st Lord Athlone], Governor General of South Africa, inviting Grigg to visit him on his way to take up his appointment in Kenya.
Also includes: copies of speeches by Grigg to the Convention of Associations and Legislative Council; elected members' manifesto.
- 1925-10 - 1928-11
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