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Private and personal letters A - Z, 1899-11 - 1903-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/5/2

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Arthur Balfour [Prime Minister] on LSA's view of the hostilities between Bulgaria and Turkey; Jacques Bardoux (4); Edith Beaumont [later Edith, Lady Allendale] (2); Robert Brand on Imperial Preference, particularly on corn duty (2); John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir] asking for advice on some proofs [? of "The African Colony"] and on his relief that he didn't have to work for the Colonial Office; Joseph Chamberlain on subjects including thanking LSA for his views on South African finances, LSA's scheme for army reform, stationing home troops in South Africa, LSA's suggestion that Chamberlain should champion army reform and Imperial Preference (13); Valentine Chirol [Director of the Foreign Department of the Times] on subjects including regretting that he couldn't take LSA on as a colleague, the Times History of the South African War, the current situation in South Africa, relations between Russia and Japan, his impressions of India and praise for LSA from General 1st Lord Kitchener [Commander-in-Chief, India] (2); Leonard Courtney on subjects including the situation in South Africa (6); Sir Clinton Dawkins; Patrick Duncan [Colonial Secretary of the Transvaal, South Africa] on the political situation (3); Gerald Ellison; Moreton Frewen; Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton on subjects including LSA's ideas for army reform (3); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor of the Cape Colony, later part of South Africa]; Jack Hichens on subjects including his brother [William] Lionel Hichens (8); Samuel Hughes on buying Canadian land for LSA, railway development and the Canadian political, economic and military situation (4); 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII]; Andrew Bonar Law [Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade] on tariff reform in the iron industry (2); Edith Lyttelton (2); Halford Mackinder (2); George Parkin, Principal of Upper Canada College, Toronto (4); Herbert Samuel; Philip Sarell on Russian naval expansion in the Black Sea and Russian relations with Romania; John Simon; F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] (2); Jan Smuts; Gwendolen Solomon [later Gwendolen, Lady Girouard]; Maude Solomon; [Henry] Wickham Steed [Times correspondent in Rome, Italy] on misrepresentation of Anglo-Italian relations; J Stogdon (3); G M Trevelyan on his differences with LSA over trade and foreign policy, particularly British Imperialism (3); [James] Douglas Walker (2); [?] Josiah Wedgwood.


  • Creation: 1899-11 - 1903-12

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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Finding aid date

2004-11-17 11:44:47.060000+00:00

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