Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 17/5

Part of: CHAR 17
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Date: 01 May 1921 - 31 May 1921

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Correspondents include: Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on gold prospecting in Perth and anti-British sentiment among Roman Catholics over Ireland (3); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on the garrisoning of the Cape peninsula and loyalty to British rule (2); General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq] on affairs in the country including the recruitment of soldiers to the Arab army and the unpopularity of Feisal (2); George Perley [High Commissioner for Canada]; 1st Lord Milford Haven [earlier Louis Mountbatten]; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on his correspondence with [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] and on the segregation of Indians in Nepal (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] (2); [Lieutenant-General] John Dodge on affairs in Persia [lran], the popularity of Sir Percy Cox and Gertrude Bell; Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Private Secretary to Secretary of State for the Colonies, WSC] on subjects including recommendations for honours; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on the disposal of locomotives; David Lloyd George [Prime Minister] on the need for economy at the Colonial Office; Sir James Stevenson, commercial advisor to WSC, on taxes on mining; Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine, on disturbances and recommendations for honours; [3rd Lord] Stradbroke [earlier George Rous, Governor of Victoria, Australia] on honours for Dominion ministers; Sir Henry Birchenough on honours; and Sir Lawrence Guillemard [Governor of Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States] (2).

Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia].

Other subjects include: Indian self-government, WSC's hopes to reduce the cost of British administration in the Middle East, and the 1917 Imperial Conference.

Includes newscuttings from Australian newspapers about correspondence between Patrick Clune, Archbishop of Perth and Lloyd George and a government circular about the need to reduce public expenditure.

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