Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC23/8/1-25
TitleOfficial papers relating to appointment of successor of Montagu as Secretary of State for India
Extent25 items
DescriptionPrinted, typescript and manuscript correspondence, notes and miscellanea; mainly arranged chronologically; may contain copy correspondence, extracts and drafts; relating to appointment of successor to Montegu and subsequent acceptance of office of Secretary of State for India by Peel , 1922
Correspondents: George Curzon [1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston; Leader of the House of Lords, 1916-1924; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1919-1924; various other political offices], Derby, Devonshire, Arthur John Bigge [1st Baron Stamfordham; Private Secretary to Queen Victoria, 1895-1901, and to Prince of Wales, 1901-1910], David Lloyd George [1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor; Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, 1916-1922], [William Robert Wellesley] Peel [1st Earl Peel; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1921-1922; Minister of Transport, 1921-1922; Secretary of State for India, 1922-1924 and 1928-1929], Austen Chamberlain [acting as Leader of the House and Lord Privy Seal] and others
Includes: /1 Typescript extract of statement made by Curzon [in House of Lords, relating to reply to Montegu's resignation]; /5-/6 Typescript letters from Derby to Chamberlain declining offer of office; /7-/9 Typescript and manuscript correspondence between Devonshire and Chamberlain relating to offer of office and subsequent rejection by Devonshire; /12-15 Typescript and transcript correspondence between LLoyd George and Austen Chamberlain relating to candidates for office; /16-/25 Manuscript and typescript correspondence of Peel, Chamberlain and others, relating to Peel's acceptance of appointment, reactions to appointment, and subsequent resignation by Peel of Chancellorship of Duchy and Lancaster
Access StatusOpen


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