Personal and private letters A - Z, 1913-01 - 1914-12
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Lord Charles Beresford; Robert Borden, Prime Minister of Canada on the panic in the Conservative Party over food taxes, on preferential trade within the Empire and the Canadian political situation (3); [?] Charles Boyd; Sir Edward Carson (2); Lord [Edgar] Robert Cecil [later 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on subjects including an enquiry into the Dublin Police, the involvement of Sir Harold Harmsworth [later 1st Lord Rothermere] in the Marconi Affair and Conservative policy on Home Rule (2); [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain on food taxes; Mary Chamberlain (2); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain on the Home Rule Bill; Jesse Collings on his decision to retire as an MP; Lionel Curtis on whether a system of preferential tariffs would hold the Empire together and mistakes in both Liberal and Conservative policy towards Ireland; 1st Lord Curzon; Y Dawud on selling a Persian art collection to LSA (4); 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; J L Garvin, Editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, on the lack of Conservative opposition to the Government on Home Rule and the Amendment Bill (3); 4th Lord Grey [earlier Lord Howick] on subjects including LSA's suggestion that he should visit the United States (3); H A Gwynne, Editor of the Morning Post; General Sir Ian Hamilton [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Mediterranean and Inspector-General Oversea Forces] on his visit to Canada, Australia and New Zealand and his reports on Imperial defence (4); Rudyard Kipling, explaining why he could not stand for a parliamentary seat in Birmingham [Warwickshire]; 5th Lord Lansdowne; Andrew Bonar Law [Leader of the Conservative Party] on LSA's proposals on Ulster [Northern Ireland] (4); Walter Long, on subjects including suggestions in the Times that the Conservatives were assisting the Liberal Government to avoid an election (2); William Massey, Prime Minister of New Zealand; Reginald Nicholson, Manager of the Times, on selling off the remainder of the Times History of the South African War (2); Frederick Oliver on subjects including his disagreement with a speech by LSA on the understanding between the Conservatives and the army, the Morning Post's view that the army had killed the Home Rule Bill, his decision not to stand for Parliament and the small number of troops being sent to France (7); George Prothero [Editor of the Quarterly Review] on articles by LSA on subjects including the Parliament Act (3); Field Marshal 1st Lord Roberts, on subjects including whether the continued questioning about the army and Ulster would damage the Conservatives once they regained power (2); Mary, Lady St Helier [earlier Mary Stanley, then Mary, Lady Jeune]; 2nd Lord Selborne [earlier Lord Wolmer] on Home Rule and LSA's suspicions of Conservative policy; James Welldon, Dean of Manchester on his view that there should be a General Election before any final vote on the Home Rule Bill; 19th Lord Willoughby de Broke, Chairman of the British League for the Support of Ulster and the Union [earlier Richard Verney]; Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Wilson [Director of Military Operations at Army Headquarters] on the deterioration of the Expeditionary Force as the best officers were killed, and comparisons with the German forces; Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York, on LSA's proposals for Home Rule.
- 1913-01 - 1914-12
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DateText: The majority of folios date from 1914.
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