Private and personal letters A - Z, 1906-01 - 1906-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Major Albert Andrew on the Times History of the South African War and shortcomings in military training (2); Hugh Arnold-Forster [former Secretary of State for War] on an Army Order reissued by his successor, Richard Haldane and a critical Times review of his book ["The Army in 1906: a Policy and a Vindication"] (2); Arthur Balfour; Jacques Bardoux; Gertrude Bell; [Charles] Moberly Bell [Assistant Manager of the Times] on his concerns about completion of Times History of the South African War; Henry Birchenough (2); Lucy Bright (3); Harold Butler; Sir Vincent Caillard on LSA's book "Fundamental Fallacies of Free Trade" and meetings of the Tariff Reform League (2); Violet Cecil [Lady Edward Cecil]; Joseph Chamberlain on LSA's continuing fiscal campaign in Wolverhampton [Staffordshire] and sympathising on his failure to win the seat (2); [Robert] Erskine Childers on his work on Volume V of the Times History of the South African War (2); George Clarke [later 1st Lord Sydenham] (2); Edward Goulding [later 1st Lord Wargrave] on putting 1st Lord Curzon's name up as MP for Oxford University; Francis Davies; George Drummond (3); Hugh Egerton [Beit Professor of Colonial History, University of Oxford]; John Farrar; Sir Henry Fowler, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [later 1st Lord Wolverhampton] on the electoral question in the new Transvaal [South Africa] constitution; Sir Bartle Frere; H A Gwynne [Editor of the Standard] on 1st Lord Milner being the best hope of the Conservatives and the Empire; Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on subjects including a memorandum by LSA (3); 2nd Lord Halifax [earlier Lord Irwin]; Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command] on subjects including his book ["A Staff Officer’s Scrap-Book"], a climbing accident suffered by LSA and an increase in the Japanese army (9); William Hewins, Secretary of the Tariff Commission on the wool trade with Germany (2); William Ker (2); [William] Mackenzie King on subjects including LSA's book "Fundamental Fallacies of Free Trade" (3); Andrew Bonar Law explaining why he could not undertake a series of lectures and on his election as MP for Dulwich [London] (2); Flora, Lady Lugard [earlier Flora Shaw] on a memorandum on taxation by Sir Frederick Lugard, a campaign by the Times for administrative reform, the need for reform in the Colonial Office and articles by Lugard (5); Sir Frederick Lugard (in extracts from letters to his wife) on the Permanent Mandates Commission (3); Arthur Lyttelton on subjects including LSA's request for him to become President of the Compatriots Club, given his reluctance to oppose Arthur Balfour on important issues, particularly on economic matters and his views on tariffs (2); Dougal Malcolm [Private Secretary to 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] on subjects including coverage in the Times on a repatriation poster [? relating to Chinese immigrants], the Transvaal constitution, the New Hebrides [Vanuatu] and [John] Evelyn Wrench (2); Raymond Marker [former aide to General 1st Lord Kitchener] on Kitchener's health and the hostility of Sir Bindon Blood and Winston Churchill towards him (2); Sir Robert Mowbray, Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford; Charles Mullins; Colonel Arthur Murray on his impressions of the Japanese Army; Frederick Oliver on subjects including his difficulties with LSA's ["Fundamental Fallacies of Free Trade"], the Compatriots' Club, Oliver's own book "Alexander Hamilton", his treatment for tuberculosis and 1st Lord Milner's difficulties with speeches and writing (7); Hugh Pearse; Lionel Phillips; [?] Ralegh Phillpotts; Sir Thomas Raleigh, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, on 1st Lord Curzon standing as MP for Oxford University (2); Charles A’Court-Repington on his article on Richard Haldane's policies, national service, the Cardwell reserve system and the size of the forces available for overseas service (3); Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts (2); Geoffrey Robinson [Editor of the Johannesburg Star, later Geoffrey Dawson] on the political situation in South Africa including a conference of the main parties, the ambitions of Sir Richard Solomon, the lack of leadership in the Progressive Party, native unrest, the new constitution, the National Association, the Federation movement, Robinson's articles for the Times and protests against Chinese labour (6); F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] on his speech for the Tariff Reformers; [Henry] Wickham Steed; May Tennant, asking LSA to interview George Lansbury for the Times and on labour legislation (2); Charles Villiers on soda deposits in South Africa (4); [Arthur] Basil Williams on the Times History of the South African War (3); Sir [Henry] Evelyn Wood; Maurice Woods on his concerns about the political situation in South Africa.
- 1906-01 - 1906-12
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