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Private and personal letters A - Z, 1904-01 - 1904-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/5/3

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir William Anson [Warden of All Souls’ College, University of Oxford] and Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, on funding for an Imperial History professorship at Oxford (3); Alfred Beit on funding the history professorship (4); Charles Firth [Regius Professor of Modern History, Oxford]; Edward Bond on the possibility of LSA standing as a parliamentary candidate for Nottingham; Thomas Brassey, suggesting that LSA should take his place on the Managing Committee of the Tariff Reform League; John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir] explaining his support for Free Trade instead of protectionism and his difficulties with the Compatriots Club; Violet Cecil [Lady Edward Cecil] (3); Joseph Chamberlain on subjects including finding a parliamentary seat for LSA to contest (2); Valentine Chirol [Director of the Foreign Department of the Times] on reporting of hostilities between Russia and Japan and the attitude of the French press (2); Zelie, Lady Colville on subjects including Sir Henry Colville's health (3); Catherine Courtney; Patrick Duncan, Colonial Secretary of the Transvaal [South Africa], on subjects including prejudice against Chinese immigrants, the cost of keeping troops in South Africa, management of the railways and rumoured changes to the constitution (4); J L Garvin on subjects including articles by LSA in the Outlook and Garvin's own journalistic career (7); Christina Garvin on her fears about her husband's overworking himself (2); 1st Lord Goschen; H A Gwynne on criticism of LSA's book "The Problem of the Army"; Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton on candidates for the position of Chief of General Staff, the reduction of the South African Garrison, Chinese labour in South Africa, attempts by King Edward VII to force out Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts [Commander-in-Chief] and replace him with Field Marshal 1st Duke of Connaught, Hamilton's own career, his work as Military Representative of India with the Japanese Field Army in Manchuria [Manchow] during the Russo-Japanese War and his views on the Japanese, his impressions of Saigon [Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam], reform of the British Army, recollections of the South African War and his criticism of General Sir Neville Lyttelton, Chief of General Staff (23); G Harrison (3); Lionel James [Times special correspondent in Japan and Manchuria] on his impressions of Japan and the situation in Bulgaria (3); Perceval Landon; Cosmo Lang, Bishop of Stepney; Edward Leggett [Director of Burgher Camps and Settlements, Transvaal], on subjects including LSA's "Times History of the South African War", changes to the Transvaal constitution, the alienation of the Nationalists by 1st Lord Milner [Governor of Transvaal and Orange River Colony] and Leggett's own work (2); Edith Lyttelton; Alfred Lyttelton [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including Chinese and Indian immigration into the Transvaal (2); Sir Robert Mowbray; George Parkin, Organising Representative of Rhodes Scholarship Trust; Ralegh Phillpotts; Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts on subjects including his book on cavalry training, LSA's ideas for army reform and the Times History of the South African War (8); Francis Urquhart; [Thomas] Humphry Ward.

Also includes: letter from LSA's ayah Eliza.


  • 1904-01 - 1904-12

Conditions Governing Access

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


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 92

Finding aid date

2004-11-18 11:43:23.717000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
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