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Correspondence about the Slavery Commission, 1932-1937

MSS. Lugard 103

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  1. File 1, fols. 1-50:Correspondence, 1932-1934, with the Foreign Office, the Anti-Slavery Society and friends about the creation of a permanent commission or committee on slavery in Geneva, the choice of Sir George Maxwell in place of Lugard as British Representative on that Committee of Experts on Slavery and, with Sir Hanns Vischer, on Maxwell's activities in Geneva on assuming that position. Included is a memorandum by Lugard, apparently for the Anti-Slavery Society's annual meeting of 1932, commenting on the recommendation that such a committee should be appointed.
  2. File 2, fols. 1-55: Correspondence with the Anti-Slavery Society about submitting a memorandum to the Slavery Commission and Lugard's help in preparing it, together with several drafts, 1934-1935.
  3. File 3, fols. 1-25: Correspondence with Sir George Maxwell about slavery in Abyssinia, Lugard's authority for statements made in his letter to The Times and about procedural matters in the Committee of Experts on Slavery, 1935.
  4. File 4, fols. 1-26: Correspondence with the Anti-Slavery Society and with Lord Noel Buxton about the debate in the House of Lords on the Permanent Slavery Commission, 1935. Included is a draft speech for the debate, which Lugard missed because of being in Geneva at the time, and a memorandum on "The Rules of Procedure of the Temporary Slavery Committee of 1924-5 and 1930" which he sent to brief Lord Stanhope.
  5. File 5, fols. 1-7: Copy of a letter sent to the Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office about the Italian "Memorandum on the Situation in Ethiopia", 1935.
  6. File 6, fols. 1-84: Correspondence with M. Gohr as Representative of the Belgian Government on the Committee of Experts on Slavery about its activities, with a copy of the "Rules of Procedure" and memoranda by Gohr, 1932-1935.
  7. File 7, fols. 1-33: Correspondence with Reginald Coupland about suppression of the slave trade in the Atlantic, and with the secretaries of the Royal Central Asian Society and the British Social Hygiene Council, Lady Simon, Arthur Brewin and Geoffrey Northcote about slavery in several parts of the world, including Mui tsai in Hong Kong, 1933-1937. Included are notes for an address to the Royal Central Asian Society for 15 February 1933 marked "not used".


  • 1932-1937


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English


MSS. Lugard 103

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