Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir Abe Bailey on the improved profile of Tariff Reform and Imperial Preference in the Conservative Party under Andrew Bonar Law; Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada (3); Lionel Curtis on LSA's suggestion that he should accept the Beit Lectureship; Alfred Deakin [Leader of the Australian Opposition] commenting on the Home Rule Crisis; George Foster, Canadian Minister of Trade and Commerce; J L Garvin, Editor of the Pall Mall Gazette on his distress at the surrender of the House of Lords to the Government; Lieutenant-General Sir Ian Hamilton on the new edition of his "A Staff Officer’s Scrap-Book", particularly his prediction in 1904 that the Japanese would beat the Russian army (2); Maurice Hankey, Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence, on the committee's procedures; William Hughes, Australian Attorney General on the coal strike in Britain, remarking that state ownership of public utilities was inevitable, commenting on the forthcoming Queensland elections, Home Rule and Australian defence policy (2); Andrew Bonar Law [Leader of the Conservative Party], commenting on LSA's ideas on Home Rule, particularly relating to sea traffic; Frederick Oliver on Home Rule, asking LSA to write on National Service and Conservative policy on food taxes (2); Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts [President of the National Service League] on subjects including the need to set the army in order, his disagreement with Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood] on a Home Service army, LSA's chapter in Roberts's book "Fallacies and Facts" andmeetings of the National Service League (8); Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Wilson [Director of Military Operations at Army Headquarters] complimenting LSA on his speech on the Army Estimates; Field Marshal Sir [Henry] Evelyn Wood.
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