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Private and personal letters A - Z, 1908-01 - 1908-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/5/7

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Hugh Arnold-Forster [former Secretary of State for War] on subjects including writing a series of articles on military matters and thanking LSA for writing a preface [? to Arnold-Forster's "English Socialism of To-Day"] (3); Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman [Prime Minister]; Arthur Balfour [Leader of the Conservative Party], on citing trade figures from Wolverhampton [Staffordshire] during a debate (2); Sir Hesketh Bell [Governor of Uganda] on his sleeping sickness appeal and articles by LSA on East Africa and Uganda; [Charles] Moberly Bell [Managing Director of the Times] on finishing the Times History of the South African War; Robert Borden on the recent Canadian elections; Joseph Chamberlain on LSA's campaign for East Wolverhampton and Government policy in South Africa (3); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on LSA's campaign (2); Mary Chamberlain; Marguerite Chaplin on the political situation in South Africa (3); Lionel Curtis on Indian immigration into the Empire; Alfred Deakin, Prime Minister of Australia, on subjects including British immigration into South Africa, the political situation in Australia, the Colonial Secretariat, the Compatriots' Club, LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton, the visit of the American Fleet to Australia, Indian and Chinese immigration (10); Patrick Duncan on Indian immigration, the South African political situation, particularly the Closer Union movement, the Progressive Party, the government of Natal [later KwaZulu-Natal] and the South African National Convention, and concerns about the Congo State (2); Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick on the South African National Convention; 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Lord Howick] on South African agricultural development, the political situation and the usefulness of a visit from 1st Lord Milner; Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton on whether LSA should follow a literary or political career, LSA's advice on his own writing and the Times History of the South African War (3); Samuel Hughes (3); Lionel James on subjects including LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton, a frontier campaign fought by General 1st Lord Kitchener [Commander-in-Chief, India] and the Times History of the South African War (3); Leander Jameson; [William] Mackenzie King [Deputy Minister of Labour, Canada] on a meeting of the Compatriots' Club and the impression made in Canada by 1st Lord Milner; General 1st Lord Kitchener on subjects including LSA's Wolverhampton campaign and statements by 1st Lord Curzon about India; Alfred Lyttelton on whether Louis Botha could form a non-party ministry in South Africa and whether Britain should make terms for the native South Africans before accepting the new Confederation; Dougal Malcolm on LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton, the South African National Convention and objections from Natal [later KwaZulu-Natal] to becoming part of a closer union; Sir Matthew Nathan [Governor of Natal] on subjects including the murder of loyal chiefs; Frederick Oliver; Charles A'Court-Repington on the campaign for compulsory military training (2); Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts on the home defence debate (2); Geoffrey Robinson [Editor of the Johannesburg Star, later Geoffrey Dawson] on improving the press in South Africa (2); Philip Ross, President and Editor of the Ottawa Journal, on the recent Canadian elections and French Canadian support for the administration of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Also includes: account of the situation in South Africa, written by LSA for Joseph Chamberlain.


  • Creation: 1908-01 - 1908-12

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Finding aid date

2004-11-29 15:04:25.217000+00:00

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