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Private and personal letters A - Z, 1909-12 - 1910-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/5/9

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Charles] Moberly Bell [Managing Director of the Times]; Henry Birchenough, sympathising with LSA's defeat as candidate for East Wolverhampton [Staffordshire]; Charles Boyd; Thomas Brassey on LSA's ideas for an Imperial Constitution; [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton and an Imperial Constitution (3); Joseph Chamberlain on LSA's campaign for Bow and Bromley [London] (2); [Robert] Erskine Childers on his book [? "War and the Arme Blanche"] and the Times History of the South African War (3); Alfred Deakin, Prime Minister of Australia, on subjects including the advantages of LSA's failure to enter Parliament, the burden on Deakin himself and the Australian political situation (5); 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett] (3); Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick, sympathising in LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton and on the political situation in South Africa, particularly a meeting with Louis Botha [Premier of Transvaal, South Africa] on whether Botha was going to stand against Fitzpatrick in Pretoria and Fitzpatrick's victory (4); General Sir John French [later 1st Lord Ypres] on his impression of Canadian defence; 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Lord Howick] on subjects including federating Britain (6); Robert Borden [Leader of the Canadian Conservative Party]; Edward Grigg [later 1st Lord Altrincham] on various articles for the Times; Richard Haldane, Secretary of State for War, on King George V's projected visit to South Africa and whether a member of the Royal Family should be the next Governor-General of Canada; Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Mediterranean and Inspector-General Oversea Forces on his new post, LSA's defeat [in his campaign for the seat at Bow and Bromley, London] and Hamilton's part in the controversy over National Service (3); Andrew Herbertson, Professor of Geography, University of Oxford, on a new Imperial and Geographical Institute at Oxford (2); John Hills on finding a seat for LSA; William Hughes; [William] Mackenzie King, Canadian Minister of Labour on LSA's views on the Imperial Constitution; Andrew Bonar Law on finding a seat for LSA; Cecil Levita on the situation at Wolverhampton; Arthur Lyttelton on finding LSA a seat; Dougal Malcolm; John Macnaughton; Andrew Macphail (2); Frederick Oliver on subjects including LSA's defeat at Wolverhampton (10); Sylvia Percival; Lionel Phillips on the Transvaal elections; Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts on subjects including the Times's attitude to cavalry training (4); Geoffrey Robinson [Editor of the Johannesburg Star, later Geoffrey Dawson] on subjects including strengthening the white expansion policy in South Africa, the 1st Duke of Connaught's tour, setting up a new South African weekly and an edition of the Times and finding work in London so that Robinson could get married (9); John Simon; [Thomas] Herbert Warren [Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford]; Beatrice Webb [later Beatrice, Lady Passfield] on LSA's marriage and on the Webbs’ recent tour of Scotland; 16th Lord Winchester [earlier Lord Henry Paulet].


  • 1909-12 - 1910-12

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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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Box 96

Finding aid date

2004-12-01 16:18:08.980000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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