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Papers of Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson (Lord Novar), 1912-1935 [manuscript]
Bib ID 723209
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Munro Ferguson, Ronald Craufurd, Sir, 1860-1934
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1912-1935 
2.34 m. (16 boxes) + folio items. 
Summary

The bulk of the collection falls within the period 1914-1920 when Lord Novar of Raith (Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro-Ferguson) was Governor-General. It includes official despatches from Novar to the King, private letters from Novar to the King's Private Secretaries and their replies, both personal and official despatches to the Secretaries of State for the Colonies and their replies and correspondence relating to Novar's official duties as Governor-General. Voluminous personal correspondence includes letters with W.M. Hughes, G.F. Pearce and leading military and political figures in Australia and England. The subject matter of both personal and official files includes the war, including recruiting and conscription, Australian political events at State and Commonwealth levels, the Australian economy, and Australian, Japanese, and British interests in the Pacific region. Correspondents include L.S. Amery, Sir James W. Barrett, Sir Edmund Barton, General W.R. Birdwood, Sir William Bridges, Sir James Burns, Bede Clifford, Sir Joseph Cook, Andrew Fisher, Lord Forrest, Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, L.V. Harcourt, A. Bonar Law, Walter Long, Sir Alfred Milner, Lord Stamfordham, Sir George Steward, Sir Gerald Strickland, Sir Henry MacMahon, Sir John Maxwell, J.G. Legge, Sir George Houston Reid, W. Watt, and E.D. Millen.

Biography/History

Born Kircaldy, Scotland. Member of Parliament for Ross and Cromarty, 1884-1885; Lord of the Treasury 1894-1895; Privy Councillor 1910; Governor-General of Australia 1914-1920; Secretary of State for Scotland, 1922-1924.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 696.

Available also on microfilm at Mfm G 1228-1239

Cited In

Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia ; B66 (Rev. 1).

Index/Finding Aid Note Descriptive list (81 p.) available in the Pictures & Manuscripts Reading Room (filed under Lord Novar). 
Subjects Munro Ferguson, Ronald Craufurd, - Sir, - 1860-1934 - Archives.  |  Governors general - Australia - Archives.  |  World War, 1914-1918 - Australia.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1901-1922.
Time Coverage 1912-1935 
Occupation Governors general

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