XNC - Papers of Neville Chamberlain - 1768-1985
7 - Other correspondence - [late 19th century]-1985
11 - Correspondence with others - [late 19th century]-1968
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Letters to Neville Chamberlain and copies of letters from Chamberlain dated 1935. A script of Neville Chamberlain's broadcast on a 'talkie' film on Budget Day 1935 (15 April) is also included.
The letters relate to various political and other topics including: the Budget; Beaverbrook's proposal for other sources of revenue for colonies; Italy's threatened invasion of Abyssinia, and the Hoare-Laval Pact; Lady Londonderry's feeling that there was a plot against her husband as Secretary of State for Air; Lady Londonderry's talks with Herr [Melchior?]; Lord Londonderry's concern about Austen Chamberlain's speech suggesting that the Air Ministry was unaware of the strength of the German air force; amd Lady Oxford and Asquith comments about Germany and about Lloyd George.
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