Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 17/25

Part of: CHAR 17
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Date: 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922

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Correspondents include: Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs including a case in which he has recommended that natives should be sentenced to death (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge]; Frederick Guest [Secretary of State for Air] on the RAF forces in Iraq, their shortages and the promotion of Air Vice Marshal [John] Salmond; Alexander Harris, Governor of Newfoundland [Canada] on the choice of his successor; Sir Walter Davidson [Governor of New South Wales] (2); Sir Alfred Mond on the use of Jewish brokers for the Palestine loan and Zionist policy (2); Sir John Chancellor on his position with the Committee of Imperial Defence; Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Guggisberg, Governor and Commander in Chief, Gold Coast [Ghana]; 3rd Lord Stradbroke [earlier George Rous, Governor of Victoria, Australia] on governorships and the increase of Irish feeling (2); Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner in Palestine on the non co-operative movement; Sir Robert Coryndon on his hopes for his position as Governor of Kenya; [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord President of the Council] on Jubaland; Hugh Tudor on his appreciation for WSC's work; and [Sir Charles] Harington [Commander in Chief of the army of the Black Sea].

Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, on Ireland and the position of Emir Feisal; to [Air Marshal Hugh] Trenchard on his horror that the RAF opened fire on women and children; an unsent draft letter to Emir Feisal criticising his actions.

Other subjects include: the possibility of the British government reclaiming money unclaimed by deceased native soldiers in Nairobi and expressions of concern at WSC's appendicitis.

Also includes internal departmental correspondence and a letter dated 1931 about WSC's sealed patent as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

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