Private and personal letters A - Z, 1905-01 - 1950-04
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir William Anson [Warden of All Souls’ College, University of Oxford] on the Beit Imperial History professorship at Oxford (2); [?] William Hewins on putting LSA up as a possible parliamentary candidate for South Manchester (2); P F S Amery (3); Edward Arnold on sales of LSA's "The Problem of the Army"; [Charles] Moberly Bell [Assistant Manager of the Times] on arrangements with the New York Times and Canadian press, sales of the Times History of the South African War, Chinese labour in South Africa, 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, earlier Lord Wolmer] and his education policy and the economic situation in the Transvaal (4); John Boraston, Secretary to the Liberal Unionist Council, asking if LSA would contest the West Nottingham or Hartlepool [County Durham] parliamentary seats (2); George Buckle [Editor of the Times] on his regret at LSA's departure from the Times; Violet Cecil [Lady Edward Cecil]; Joseph Chamberlain on subjects including the possibility of Halford Mackinder standing for Parliament and LSA's candidature for East Wolverhampton [Staffordshire] (6); Valentine Chirol [Director of the Foreign Department of the Times] on his sympathy with 1st Lord Curzon's decision to resign [as Viceroy of India], the chaos caused in the Indian Army by 1st Lord Kitchener [Commander-in-Chief, India], the ignorance of the quarrel between Curzon and Kitchener in Britain and LSA's caretaking of the Times Foreign Department during Chirol's absence in India (3); Sir Foster Cunliffe on his work with LSA on the Times History of the South African War (5); Lionel Curtis on subjects including Chinese immigration into South Africa; Charles Davis; Sir Clinton Dawkins on German naval theory; F Edmund Garrett (2); J L Garvin [Editor of the Outlook] on work for the Outlook and the quarrel between Curzon and Kitchener (4); Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton [Military Representative of India with the Japanese Field Army in Manchuria (Manchow, part of China), then General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command], on subjects including leaving Japan, the Times History of the South African War, General Staffs for Canada and Australia and shortcomings in the British General Staff (15); Annie Hanbury-Williams; Sir Alfred Harmsworth [later 1st Lord Northcliffe] [?] offering LSA a position on the Observer (3); William Hewins, Secretary of the Tariff Commission, on LSA's campaign in Wolverhampton; Sir Alfred Hickman; [?] Lionel James [Times special correspondent] on his concerns that his work was being wasted, the Times History of the South African War and his impressions of Russia (2); Rudyard Kipling, commenting on the Times History of the South African War [including a poem on the war, possibly unpublished]; 1st Lord Kitchener, complaining about the Times's attitude towards him in helping to spread rumours about his command and stating his own side in the dispute between himself and Curzon; Andrew Bonar Law on LSA's election campaign; Edward Leggett [Director of Burgher Camps and Settlements, Transvaal] on his future career and chances of becoming chairman of a commission on electoral boundaries in the Transvaal and political results from the enfrancisement of the garrison (2); [Henri] Gustave Joly de Lotbiniere; Edith Lyttelton on LSA's Wolverhampton campaign; Alfred Lyttelton [Secretary of State for Colonies] (2); Raymond Marker [aide to General 1st Lord Kitchener]; George Parkin (2); Francis Rhodes on subjects including the general opinion of 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, earlier Lord Wolmer]; Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts on the Times History of the South African War (4); John Simon on subjects including LSA's Wolverhampton campaign and his own campaign in Walthamstow [Essex] (2); Sir William Sinclair on LSA standing for a seat in South Manchester (4); Sir Richard Solomon; George Tryon on the Compatriots Club; [Arthur] Basil Williams; Joseph Wood, Headmaster of Harrow School.
Also includes LSA's collected correspondence with 1st Lord Lugard and Flora, Lady Lugard [earlier Flora Shaw], 1920-45, on subjects including: changes in the financial position between Britain and India during the Second World War; indirect rule in India; bringing Germans into the African Civil Service; the situation in Samoa (1934); LSA's achievements at the Colonial Office; the death of Lady Lugard; the Kenyan Native Lands Trust Bill; Lugard's career.
- 1905-01 - 1950-04
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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DateText: The vast majority of folios date from January-December 1905.
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