Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)ACLAdd/167
TitleLetter from Austen Chamberlain to Emmott [Alfred, Baron Emmott (1858-1926), politician and cotton manufacturer]
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DescriptionLetter from Rowfant, Crawley, Sussex on 25 July 1917 saying that 'he was sorry to give up work in which he had become too fondly interested'. He says 'we handled the Report very ill & for that I must take my full share of blame'. He believes that his colleagues would not have wished him to resign 'but when a minister's conduct is made even potentially the subject of a judicial enquiry... it is quite time that the minister resigned'. Now he is on a holiday 'which fate has forced on me'. 'It is very restful here except for the sound of guns in Flanders clearly audible all day long'. Photocopy of original which is held in the papers of Lord Emmott, Nuffield College, Library
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