Gold Coast and British Guiana, Malaya, Palestine and British Guiana, 1924-11 - 1929-06
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell, Governor of British Guiana [later Guyana] on subjects including constitutional reform and the report of the British Guiana Commission, Hunter-Rodwell's wish to find another post, an anti-British campaign and the possibility of selling part of the colony to a foreign power; 1st Lord Plumer, High Commissioner for Palestine, on subjects including the financial situation of the Palestinian Government, relations with the French, particularly relating to Druze refugees and the refugee camp at Azrak, the financial crisis in Tel-Aviv, joint administration between Palestine and Transjordan [later Jordan] and reorganization of the public security forces; Sir [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on the Transjordanian administration, the Druze and relations with the French (3); Chaim Weizmann [President of the World Zionist Organisation and Jewish Agency for Palestine]; Maurice Antrobus [Assistant Principal, Colonial Office]; Sir Hugo Hirst; William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty; Sir Laurence Guillemard, Governor of the Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for Malay States, on subjects including relations between Malaya [later Malaysia] and Siam [later Thailand], relations between Guillemard and Sydney Waterlow, British Minister at Bangkok, Guillemard's health, honours and the opium trade; Sir [Frederick] Gordon Guggisberg, Governor of the Gold Coast [later Ghana], 1919-27 and of British Guiana, 1928-30, on subjects including the economic and political situation in British Guiana, reasons why he should remain in the Gold Coast for another few years and developing a deep water port at Takoradi [later Sekondi-Takoradi]; Sir Cecil Clementi on official hostesses in Lady Moore-Guggisberg's absence; Henry de Satge [Ceremonial Secretary, Colonial Office]; Decima, Lady Moore-Guggisberg on whether she should go to British Guiana (2).
Also includes: memorandum on the difficult situation in Palestine and Iraq since the French occupation of Syria.
- 1924-11 - 1929-06
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