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Private and personal letters A - Z, 1911-01 - 1911-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/5/10

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: [Charles] Moberly Bell [Managing Director of the Times]; Robert Borden [Leader of the Canadian Conservative Party] on subjects including the attitude of the Canadian Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, to the Colonial Conference and Borden's chances in the next elections (2); Reginald Brade, Assistant-Secretary, War Office, on suggestions by LSA relating to control of war correspondents and the publication of damaging news; George Buckle [Editor of the Times], congratulating LSA on his election to the Athenaeum; John Capper [Principal Assistant-Editor of the Times] (2); Sir Edward Carson; [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain; [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on subjects including the conflict between the Government and House of Lords over the Parliament Bill (2); Lionel Curtis on his campaign for Imperial co-operation during his visit to Canada; Alfred Deakin [Leader of the Australian Opposition] on subjects including comparisons between the British and Australian political situations (2); Patrick Duncan on subjects including Leander Jameson's success in leading the South African Opposition, the teaching of the Afrikaans language, LSA becoming an MP and the Colonial Conference (2); 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; [William] Hayes Fisher [later 1st Lord Downham] on LSA's ideas for Unionist Party organisation and a possible seat for him; Sir [James] Percy Fitzpatrick on subjects including Canada's treaty of economic reciprocity with the United States, Leander Jameson's health, the parliamentary situation, Fitzpatrick's view of the South African Cabinet, the education bill, particularly relating to a meeting with James Hertzog [Minister of Justice], relations between Jameson and Louis Botha, Premier of South Africa, possible replacements for Botha and the language settlement (5); [Edward] Woulfe Flanagan; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] (2); 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General of Canada, earlier Lord Howick] on subjects including the economic reciprocity treaty with the United States, the dispute between the British House of Commons and House of Lords and Canadian public opinion on union with the United States (3); [Frederick] Leverton Harris; [William] Mackenzie King [Canadian Minister of Labour] on the economic reciprocity treaty; Lord Lascelles [later 6th Lord Harewood] on reform of the House of Lords in the Veto Bill; Walter Long on LSA's criticism of his speech on the separation of the Dominions and Ireland from Britain; Frederick Oliver on subjects including LSA entering Parliament (4); George Parkin; Lionel Phillips on subjects including the Imperial Conference; Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts [President of the National Service League] on subjects including his and LSA's work on the book "Fallacies and facts" for the League and writing an article on Home Rule (23); John Sandars on LSA's memorandum on Unionist Party organization; John Seely [Under-Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] asking for LSA's opinion on the control of war correspondents; 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] on notes by LSA on Home Rule (3); John Simon (2); Henrietta Walter; John Walter [Chairman of Directors of the Times] offering to help with the costs on the Edmondson libel case brought against LSA; [Arthur] Basil Williams on the Edmondson case; George Wyndham on LSA's notes on Home Rule (with a memorandum on Tariff Reform).


  • 1911-01 - 1911-12

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2004-12-06 16:17:58.407000+00:00

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