Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 17/7

Part of: CHAR 17
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Date: 06 Jun 1921 - 30 Jul 1921

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Correspondents include: Herbert Samuel [High Commissioner in Palestine] on the sentiments of the Jews and difficulties in Palestine (2); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on expenditure on British troops in Transjordan [later Jordan]; Sir Lawrence Guillemard [Governor of Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States]; Stanley Baldwin [President of the Board of Trade] on payments to Canadian packers; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia] and copies of letters from 3rd Lord Stradbroke [earlier George Rous, Governor of Victoria, Australia], Sir Archibald Weigall [Governor of South Australia], Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia], Sir William Allardyce [Governor of Tasmania] and 1st Lord Jellicoe [Governor General and Commander in Chief, New Zealand] on the importance of the King's message on ANZAC day; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on the status of Indians in Crown colonies and their treatment in South Africa (6); Leo Amery [Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies] on the Empire settlement; Sir Percy Cox on the character of the Iraqis; and Sir Edward Stubbs [Governor of Hong Kong].

Includes copies of letters from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, on the government of the Dominions and to General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Cheif Mesopotamia on recruitment to the Arab army.

Other subjects include: honours for Dominion ministers; proposals by [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] for the transfer of the government of the Dominions and the impact on the Colonial Office; taxation of the gold industry and the death of Lady Randolph Churchill.

Also includes internal departmental correspondence and a statement on the rights of Indians to citizenship in the Commonwealth.

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