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British Foreign Office : United States correspondence, 1930-1934.


This collection in The National Archives at Kew covers British foreign affairs concerning the United States. The General Political Correspondence for the United States of America, in F.O. 371, consists primarily of communications between the Foreign Office and various British embassies and consulates in the North America. Governmental, political, military, economic, and cultural topics concerning Anglo-American relations are chronicled. The documents include: 1930: London naval conference; U.S. publication of documents regarding naval disarmament; French and Italian naval programs; Japanese and Australian ratification of London Treaty; 1931: Financial and economic situation in U.S.; British financial crisis; visit of Prince of Wales to annual convention of the American Legion. 1932: British cruiser in Los Angeles during Olympic Games; Communism in the Philippine Islands; oil industry in California; visit of Lord Mayor of London to New York and Washington; U.S.-Canadian relations; 1932: U.S. press notes; labor situation in U.S. and unemployment relief; illicit traffic of liquor; farmers' strike in Middle Western states; effect of world depression on Chicago fair; antiracial tyranny in state of Alabama; U.S. attitude towards system of "quotas" in international trade; International Mark Twain society. 1933: effect of U.S. legislation on British shipping; "Buy American" legislation; depreciation of American dollar and its effect on U.K.; affairs of J.P. Morgan and Company; St. Lawrence Waterway Project. 1934: Discriminatory taxes on German and British coal imported into U.S.; Japanese aims respecting Hawaii; U.S.-Anglo Liquor Smuggling Convention; U.S. silver policy; Philippine independence and attitude of China and Japan toward Philippines; upholding by Supreme Court of emergency powers conferred on U.S. president by Congress; planning 1935 naval conference; among many other records.

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Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018
Great Britain
United States
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