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 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.
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