Private and personal letters A - Z, 1909-01 - 1909-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Mary Arnold-Forster; [Charles] Moberly Bell [Managing Director of the Times] on sales of the Times History of the South African War and the Times's refusal to be associated with it any more (8); Robert Borden on suggestions by LSA for Imperial loans and Canada's share in Imperial defence (2); John Buchan [later 1st Lord Tweedsmuir]; [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on subjects including LSA standing for the Bordesley seat [Birmingham, Warwickshire] (2); Joseph Chamberlain, wishing LSA success at Wolverhampton; [Francis] Drummond Chaplin on the Transvaal [South Africa] Constitution; [Robert] Erskine Childers; Lionel Curtis; Alfred Deakin [Prime Minister of Australia] on the Australian political situation (5); George Denison on subjects including the danger of the House of Lords throwing out the Budget; Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick (2); J L Garvin, on subjects including LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton and support for Arthur Balfour's action in saving Tariff Reform (2); 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Lord Howick] on subjects including encouraging French Canadians to join the Canadian Navy League (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton (2); Sir John Hanbury-Williams [Governor-General’s Secretary, and Military Secretary, Canada] on subjects including the popularity of Lord Grey and a Canadian Navy; William Hughes, Australian Attorney-General on subjects including LSA's views on military training (2); Percy Hurd on agencies sending British news to Canada; Sidney Low on governance of the Empire; [Edward] Humphrey Leggett [Member of Legislative Council of British East Africa] on subjects including unrest in Somaliland [later Somalia] and the mobilisation of troops from Nyasaland [later Malawi] to deal with it, a lawsuit against him, the cotton market, German control of export traffic and the development potential of East Africa (3); Ada Leggett; Halford Mackinder (2); Neill Malcolm on the inauguration of the Chatham Club; Edward Marsh, Private Secretary to Winston Churchill, President of the Board of Trade, asking if LSA would serve on a committee dealing with railway company amalgamations; [Edmund] Morris Miller, Secretary of the Imperial Federation League of Australia, on subjects including the Australian political situation, meetings of the League, the Australian naval programme, defence and Canadian relations with the United States (6); Sir Matthew Nathan [Governor of Natal] on Indian immigration into Natal [later KwaZulu-Natal]; Henry Nevinson; Katharine Oliver on women's suffrage; Frederick Oliver on subjects including whether to write a book on the Empire and the next Colonial Conference (6); Catherine Radcliffe; Nora, Lady Roberts; Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts on trying to push army reforms through the House of Lords and the reintroduction of the lance for use by the cavalry in preference to rifles (6); Geoffrey Robinson [Editor of the Johannesburg Star, later Geoffrey Dawson] on subjects including founding an Imperial press agency, meeting 1st Lord Curzon, a referendum on the Transvaal constitution, the Act of Union, the state of the Progressive Party, defence policy, the value of the Marconi Company to the Empire, the death of Jan Hofmeyr and the importance of Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, later part of South Africa] (13); Thomas Smartt; George Thorne [MP for East Wolverhampton] on LSA's suggestion of a debate between them on Tariff Reform (2); Major-General Sir Elliott Wood on the Times History of the South African War and the army's failure to handle losses properly; Field Marshal Sir [Henry] Evelyn Wood, congratulating LSA on the Times History of the South African War.
Also includes: letter from LSA to Mrs Humphry Ward [Mary Ward] on women's suffrage.
- 1909-01 - 1909-12
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