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Correspondents include: [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord President of the Council] on a subsidy to King Hussein of the Hejaz [Hijaz, Arabia]; Walter Long on the Petroleum Department; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq] on affairs in the country including evacuation and the position of Feisal; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on his tour round South Africa; Sir Lawrence Guillemard [Governor of Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States] on financial difficulties imposed by Colonial Office policy; Sir Robert Bordern; Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine, on the Balfour declaration and Arab dissatisfaction with British policy; Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on anti-British sentiment among Roman Catholics over Ireland; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia] and 3rd Lord Stradbroke [earlier George Rous, Governor of Victoria, Australia] on ANZAC day and 1st Lord Rawlinson [Commander in Chief in India] on the Indian army.
Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to David Lloyd George, Prime Minister on the appointment of Feisal and the use of reparations on Germany for colonial development; coded telegrams from Sir Abe Bailey and a Hansard report of House of Commons debates in Canada about Canadian diplomatic representation in Washington [United States].
Other subjects include the possibility of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] joining the Union [of South Africa] and negotiations between T E Lawrence [later T E Shaw "Lawrence of Arabia"] and Emir Feisal.
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