Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Samuel Wilson, Governor of Jamaica 1924-25, then Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including Wilson's visit to Nigeria and the Gold Coast [later Ghana] in 1928, the new constitution and Jamaican elections in 1925, Wilson's difficulties with the Jamaica Imperial Association, Wilson's officials and efficiency measures; Sir Reginald Stubbs, Governor of Jamaica, 1926-32, on subjects including Stubbs's wish to move to Malaya [later Malaysia] following his term in Jamaica and improved relations with Canada; Sir Ronald Storrs, Governor of Cyprus, on subjects including the prospects of gold mining in Cyprus, the establishment of a Maltese colony on Jewish-owned land, a visit from the Queen of Romania, a development loan, a proposed oil depot, the general economic and development situation and Storrs's concerns about the tribute taken from Cyprus by Britain; Montagu Eder, Executive of the Zionist Organization; Sir John Shuckburgh [Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office] on the Jewish-owned land (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [Private Secretary to King George V, earlier Arthur Bigge] on Storrs's idea that the King might visit Cyprus; Sir [Alexander] Ransford Slater, Governor of Sierra Leone, on the opening of the new harbour at Takoradi in the Gold Coast [later Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana], the shipping lines between Canada and South Africa no longer taking in Sierra Leone and a grant to the Imperial College of Agriculture at Trinidad; 1st Lord Kylsant [earlier Owen Philipps] on the shipping lines; Sir Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner for Palestine, on subjects including a proposed broadcast by Samuel on the Palestinian Mandate, putting the King's head on the currency, finding a successor for [George] Stewart Symes as Governor of the Northern District in Palestine, Herbert's own successor and candidates for the Chief Secretaryship; Sir William Robertson, Governor of Barbados, on subjects including his regret at LSA's departure from the Colonial Office, various visits, the West Indies Conference and the sugar trade.
Also includes: texts of speeches by Storrs to the Cypriot Legislative Council; a rural life enquiry questionnaire for use on Cyprus; letter from LSA to Sir Herbert Read, Governor of Mauritius on honours and his departure for Mauritius.
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.