Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)NC7/11/29
Title1936 letters
Extent64 items
DescriptionLetters to Neville Chamberlain and copies of letters from Chamberlain dated 1936.

The letters relate to various political and other topics including foreign affairs matters such as: Chamberlain's speech suggesting that sanctions against Italy [introduced due to their aggression against Abyssinia] are dropped; Lady Londonderry's comments suggesting that Germany wants Britain's friendship; Germany and their demands for colonies; Lord Stonehaven's misgivings about the League of Nations. Other political topics include: Eden's proposal for Vansittart to be made Ambassador to France, removing him from the post of Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs; Samuel Hoare's return to the Government; Lord Londonderry's feelings about his 'difficult and humiliating position' after being removed from the post of Air Secretary; J. H. Thomas' resignation as Dominion Secretary.
Access StatusOpen


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