Mauritius, Barbados, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Cyprus and Jamaica, 1924-12 - 1929-07
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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.
- 1924-12 - 1929-07
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