Private and personal letters A - Z, 1907-01 - 1907-12
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Correspondents include: Hugh Arnold-Forster [former Secretary of State for War] on saving the Militia; Robert Baden-Powell on setting up the Boy Scouts; [Charles] Moberly Bell [Assistant Manager of the Times] on the costs of [Robert] Erskine Childers's volume of the Times History of the South African War; Francis Higgins Bernard on local views of Tariff Reform (2); William Bridgeman on Tariff Reform relating to agriculture; Robert Borden [Leader of the Conservative party in Canada] on subjects including the negative attitude of Sir Wilfrid Laurier [Premier of Canada] to the 1907 Colonial Conference (4); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on subjects including a "delicate matter" [unspecified], attempts to bring 1st Lord Milner into the Tariff Reform League, the policy of Arthur Balfour on food tariffs and Chamberlain's opinion that he made a bad party leader, Joseph Chamberlain's reluctance to intervene personally and Francis Higgins Bernard's letters on local Tariff Reform (7); Sir George Clarke, Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence [later 1st Lord Sydenham] on Imperial Preference, and opposition from Winston Churchill [Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] (3); [Robert] Erskine Childers on his pay for work on the Times History of the South African War; Valentine Chirol [Director of the Foreign Department of the Times] on subjects including colonial labour issues and his disagreement with LSA over Imperial Preference (3); Gerard Craig Sellar (3); Lionel Curtis; Alfred Deakin [Prime Minister of Australia] on subjects including the suggestion [that he might become leader of the British Conservative Party], the Colonial Conference, LSA's "Fundamental Fallacies of Free Trade", Colonial Office reform, Australian tariff policy during Deakin's illness and (writing to Winston Churchill) on the effect of the Australian tariff upon British enterprise in the New Hebrides [Vanuatu] (9); Winston Churchill (writing to Deakin); George Denison (3); George Drummond (4); 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; Sir George Farrar on the South African political situation; Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick on the South African political situation and the success of the Opposition (2); F Edmund Garrett; J L Garvin on subjects including his own career (4); Edward Goulding, Tariff Reform League [later 1st Lord Wargrave]; 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General of Canada] on subjects including the Colonial Conference and Sir Wilfrid Laurier being seen as an obstacle to progress (5); Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] on subjects including Alfred Deakin and the Australian tariff; H A Gwynne, Editor of the Standard, on working together over Imperial Preference and criticising the policies of 9th Lord Elgin [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on subjects including arrangements for the Colonial Conference (3); Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton on subjects including his writing work (12); Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, writing to Hamilton on his account of the Japanese Army; [Reginald] Sothern Holland [Private Secretary to Leander Jameson, Premier of the Cape Colony, later part of South Africa] on the Compatriots' Club and the South African political situation (2); William Hughes on the Australian tariff; Lionel James [Times special correspondent] on the political situation in India, particularly Government hostility to 1st Lord Curzon, former Viceroy and the Punjab Government being out of touch and the Times History of the South African War (2); Arthur Jose [Australian Correspondent of the Times] on Alfred Deakin's line for the Colonial Conference, the political situation in South Africa, the Australian naval subsidy and the Times's unrepresentative coverage of Australian issues (3); [William] Mackenzie King, Deputy Minister of Labour, Canada, on subjects including the difficulties of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and King's concerns about Imperialist and anti-Imperialist movements; Edith Lyttelton (2); Alfred Lyttelton on subjects including Arthur Balfour's position on Tariff Reform and the result of the Colonial Conference (2); Ian MacAlister on his work on Volume VI of the Times History of the South African War (3); Raymond Marker [former aide to General 1st Lord Kitchener] on the Times History of the South African War, particularly its treatment of Kitchener; Theodore Morison; [James] Ramsay MacDonald on the unrealistic argument of LSA's "Fundamental Fallacies of Free Trade"; Frederick Oliver on subjects including the Tariff Reform campaign, articles by LSA, the Compatriots' Club, the Colonial Conference and how much LSA was missed from the Times (17); Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts on subjects including the National Service League, army reform and proposals for reform by Richard Haldane (12); Geoffrey Robinson [Editor of the Johannesburg Star, later Geoffrey Dawson] on subjects including the Transvaal [South Africa] constitution, Chinese immigration, a speech by Louis Botha [Premier of Transvaal] at the Colonial Conference, the Times's praise of Botha, the Government's labour policy and Robinson's relations with the Times (4); May Tennant on the Liberal Party's attitude to the Colonial Conference; [Thomas] Herbert Warren; [Arthur] Basil Williams on LSA's health; Henry Wilson.
- 1907-01 - 1907-12
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