Official: Colonial Office: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 17/6

Part of: CHAR 17
Next record: CHAR 17/7
Previous record: CHAR 17/5

Date: 01 Jun 1921 - 30 Jun 1921

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Correspondents include: Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on subjects including the Aga Khan's claims for reparations from Germany, the appointment of ?John Thompson and his conviction that Indians should be given equal status (5); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on expenditure and troops in Palestine and Mesopotamia [Iraq] (6); Leo Amery [Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies] on the Empire settlement policy (3); David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, on Palestine and Mesopotamia mandates and British policy towards Greece and Turkey (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge] on the fears of King George V about Colonel Mentz, South African Minister of Defence; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs and the possibility of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] joining the Union [of South Africa](2); Sir James Craig [later 1st Lord Craigavon] on the opening of the New Parliament for Northern Ireland; Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner in Palestine on the establishment of an elected assembly (3); Stanley Baldwin [President of the Board of Trade] on cotton growing in the Empire; [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord President of the Council] on mandates (2); William Congreve; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia]; Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (2); Frederick Guest; Air Marshal [Hugh] Trenchard and Air Vice Marshal [John] Salmond on military escorts; and 1st Lord Islington [earlier John Dickson-Poynder].

Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia]; 3rd Lord Stradbroke [earlier George Rous, Governor of Victoria, Australia]; Lord Lee of Fareham; Ian Macpherson [later 1st Lord Strathcarron]; General Sir Ian Hamilton and Austen Chamberlain on costs to be paid to Australia, New Zealand and Canada for the army of occupation.

Other subjects include: the possibility of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] joining the Union [of South Africa]; discussion of [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa]; the enfranchisement and segregation of Indians in East Africa; and the enfranchisement of women in New Zealand.

Also includes internal departmental correspondence.

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