Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)ACLAdd/260
TitleLetter from Austen Chamberlain to 'Dear Madeleine'
Extent1 item
Date[c 1925]
DescriptionUndated letter from Sir Austen Chamberlain signed to 'Dear Madeleine' addressed from Seiler's Hotel Victoria, Lermatt. States that 'Ivy and I are here - she after a cure at Brides-les-Bains and I after Geneva. I should love to see you again and also to see Mr Davis, but we are staying away all June and... we have already filled up our July weekends. Have you ever been here in June? It is heavenly - such flowers you walk on anemones (large sulphur ones), gentians, violas etc etc. Jeanne Malcolm is with us and the Spaldings from Berne and the Selbys... we is paradise...', [possibly 1925].
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Administrative HistoryIn 1925 in his first important act as Foreign Secretary he rejected the proposed Geneva Protocol on behalf of his government in a speech to the Council of the League of Nations. After meticulous preparation during the summer of 1925, representatives of seven powers - Great Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, and Czechoslovakia - met at Locarno in southern Switzerland on October 5, 1925 and the Locarno Pact was signed. A year later, along with Stresemann and Briand, his two companions in diplomacy, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He was also a great lover of nature and had an alpine collection.


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