Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)ACLAdd/143
TitleLetter from Austen Chamberlain to Max [Beaverbrook]
Extent1 item
DescriptionLetter from 58 Rutland Gate, London, S.W. 7 on 17 June 1932 saying 'I meant to speak to you after dinner last night but missed you in the crowd of guests'. He thanks him for his letter of 16 [June] and states that 'I cannot be quite certain about Curzon's attitude but the assurance you think he gave is not compatible with the terms of the letter he wrote to Lansdowne after the Sunday meeting at Bonar's. The odd thing is that he apparently left no records of these events among his papers. Lansdowne may have been the person who unwittingly misled Asquith as to our intentions.' He says that if 'I publish, I will publish with some comments, of course, but word for word - the letter which I wrote to Chelmsford, [Thesiger, Frederic John Napier, first Viscount Chelmsford (1868-1933)], then Viceroy of India, at the time, and which tells the story as I then saw it'.
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