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General correspondence, 1920-01 - 1920-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 9/15

Scope and Contents

Letters to McKenna and Pamela McKenna from correspondents including: [?] George Barnes; [Joseph] Hilaire Belloc on subjects including his writing work and travelling in France and Belgium (7); Ernest Benn on a threatened consumers' strike against the cost of living; [William] Wedgwood Benn [later 1st Lord Stansgate] on his engagement; Sir John Bradbury on subjects including McKenna's account of the currency note issue (3); 2nd Lord Brassey; Lord Hugh Cecil [later 1st Lord Quickswood] on a scheme for stabilising currencies; Lord [Edgar] Robert Cecil [later 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood] writing to McKenna and Austen Chamberlain on taxation policy (2); [Joseph] Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer], (writing to Cecil) on the Government's financial policy, particularly on heavy taxation and spending, and also asking McKenna to be a British representative at a League of Nations economic conference (3); Harold Cox on whether the banks could take over the War Savings Committee; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] welcoming McKenna's possible return to the Government; "Buck" [9th Lord De La Warr, earlier Lord Buckhurst] on subjects including a visit to France, university life and his engagement (14); 1st Lord Emmott, asking for McKenna's opinion on his report on the political and economic conditions in Russia; 2nd Lord Fisher on McKenna's campaign for a monument to his father, Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher (2); Herbert Fisher [President of the Board of Education]; Sir [Norman] Warren Fisher; Moreton Frewen; Field Marshal 1st Lord Haig, thanking Pamela McKenna for her help in obtaining a National Relief Fund grant for the Officers' Association; Nina, Duchess of Hamilton on the proposed memorial to Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher; [Henry] Wickham Steed [Editor of the Times] on the Fisher memorial; Admiral Sir Francis Bridgeman on the Fisher memorial and the heavy tax burden (5); Sir Lancelot Hare on currency values; Sir [Henry] Frank Heath [Secretary to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research] asking McKenna to chair a committee on the commercial exploitation of patents; Francis Hirst on the real public deficit; 1st Lord Inchcape [earlier James Mackay] on his mission to sell ships no longer required by the Navy; Sir Vernon Kell on finding employment outside the War Office; John Maynard Keynes; Alan Lascelles; [John] Herbert Lewis; Walter Long [First Lord of the Admiralty] on press attacks against Admiral 1st Lord Jellicoe (2); Thomas Macnamara [Minister of Labour] on the formation of a Whitley Council for the banking profession (2); Sir Charles Mallet on David Lloyd George's negotiations for a Coalition Government on the death of King Edward VII; Ronald McNeill [later 1st Lord Cushendun] on whether McKenna had stated that the country could not support the cost of the war (2); J B Morrell, asking McKenna to give a speech to his newspaper editors (6); Walter Roch; Walter Runciman; [John] Arthur Thomson; Sir [Charles] Edward Troup [Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the Home Office].

Also includes speech notes on over-use of credit by the Bank of England.


  • Creation: 1920-01 - 1920-12


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Finding aid date

2006-01-20 14:10:42.860000+00:00

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