Guide to the Papers of Sir Francis Newdegate (as filmed by AJCP)



National Library of Australia View Catalogue Record

Created: 2019

Collection Summary

Newdgate, Francis, Sir
Papers of Sir Francis Newdegate (as filmed by the AJCP)
Date Range
16 June 1916 - 22 March 1926
Collection Number
1060 items
Language of Materials
Australian Joint Copying Project
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Scope and Contents

Extensive collection of personal correspondence documenting his life and official activities in both Tasmania and Western Australia, and subjects including: honours; industrial development in Tasmania; Australian political leaders; the 1917 conscription referendum; Federal-State relations; possible abolition of State Governors; and the visit of the Prince of Wales to Australia in 1920. Correspondents include Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, Lord Forster, Lord Stamfordham, L.S. Amery, Sir William Irvine, Sir Arthur Stanley, Lord Stradbroke, Sir Walter Davidson, Sir Henry Galway, Sir Elliott Lewis and Sir James Mitchell.

There are also photographs and a diary of official engagements 1917-1922.

Principal Correspondents
  1. Allardyce, Sir William. Governor of Tasmania, 1920-1922.
  2. Amery, Leopold S. Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies, 1919-1921.
  3. Browne, George. Official Secretary, Government House, Hobart, 1917-1919.
  4. Churchill, Winston S. Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1921-1922.
  5. Davidson, Sir Walter. Governor of New South Wales, 1918-1923.
  6. Forster, Sir Henry, 1st Baron. Governor-General of Australia, 1920-1925.
  7. Galway, Sir Henry. Governor of South Australia, 1914-1920.
  8. Irvine, Sir William. Administrator of Victoria, 1920-1921.
  9. Kerr-Pearse, Beauchamp. Official Secretary, Government House, Hobart, 1919-1920, and Perth, 1920-1924.
  10. Lee, Sir Walter. Premier of Tasmania, 1916-1922.
  11. Lewis, Sir Elliott. Premier of Tasmania, 1899-1903, 1909-1912. Treasurer of Tasmania, 1916-1922.
  12. Long, Walter, 1st Viscount. Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1916-1919.
  13. McCartney, Sir William Ellison. Governor of Tasmania, 1913-1917. Governor of Western Australia, 1917-1920.
  14. McCall, Sir John. Agent-General for Tasmania in London, 1909-1920.
  15. McMillan, Sir Robert. Acting Governor of Western Australia, 1922.
  16. Milner, Alfred, 1st Viscount. Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1919-1921.
  17. Mitchell, Sir James. Premier of Western Australia, 1919-1924.
  18. Munro-Ferguson, Sir Ronald (later 1st Viscount Novar). Governor-General of Australia, 1914-1920.
  19. Nathan, Sir Matthew. Governor of Queensland, 1920-1925.
  20. Stamfordham, Arthur Bigge, 1st Baron. Private Secretary to King George V, 1901-1931.
  21. Stanley, Sir Arthur (later 5th Baron Stanley). Governor of Victoria, 1914-1920.
  22. Stradbroke, George Rous, 3rd Earl. Governor of Victoria, 1921-1926.
  23. Wood, Edward (later 1st Earl of Halifax). Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies, 1921-1922.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Access.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of the records digitised as part of the AJCP are still in copyright. Readers wishing to publish or reproduce documents should seek permission, in the first instance, from the owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation

Acknowledgement of use of this material should refer to the location of the original material and to the Australian Joint Copying Project.

Citation items from this collection should include references to the location of the original material and to the AJCP nla.obj number, which serves as the online identifier for the digital copy.

Example: M Series: Journal of Capt. James Cook, 18 February 1770, British Library Add. MS 27885 (AJCP ref:

Archival History

Filmed at the Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick, as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project, 1979 (AJCP Reel: M1539-M1542). Original microfilm digitised as part of the NLA AJCP Online Delivery Project, 2017-2020.

The papers of Sir Francis Newdegate formed part of the Newdegate of Arbury records (CR 764) held in the Warwick County Record Office.

Existence and Location of Originals

Warwickshire County Record Office. Priory Park, Cape Road, Warwick CV34 4JS, England.For further information, see Warwickshire's Past Unlocked catalogue (

Existence and Location of Copies

The original AJCP microfilm of the records filmed from this collection is available at the National Library of Australia [] as well as other institutions holding AJCP microfilm.

Finding-Aid Notes

This finding aid is a revised online version of the original finding aid prepared by the Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP), published by the National Library of Australia in 2019. The original AJCP finding aids were unpublished typescripts or photocopies available from libraries that held copies of the original microfilm.

Dates used in this finding aid refer to the date range of the records selected for filming rather than to the date range of the Series or Files.


Amery, L.S.; Australia; Australia: Federal-State relations; Australia: politics and government; Conscription in Australia (1916-1917); Davidson, Sir Walter; Edward VIII, King of England; Forster, Sir Henry W., 1st Baron; Galway, Sir Henry; Governors and Governors General: Tasmania; Governors and Governors General: Western Australia; Great Britain; Honours; Irvine, Sir William; Lewis, Sir Elliott; Mitchell, Sir James; Munro-Ferguson, Sir Ronald, 1st Viscount Novar; Newdegate, Sir Francis N.; Photographs: Western Australia; Rous, George E.J.M., 3rd Earl of Stradbroke; Royal visits; Stamfordham, Arthur B., 1st Baron; Stanley, Sir Arthur, 5th Baron; Tasmania; Tasmania: industries; Tasmania: politics and government; Western Australia; Western Australia: politics and government


Originally cited in Australian Joint Copying Project Handbook. Part 8: Miscellaneous (M) Series. Third Edition, published 1998. Entry 347, p.133.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Francis Alexander Newdigate Newdegate (1862-1936). The son of Lt. Col. F.W. Newdegate of Arbury, Warwickshire he assumed the surname Newdegate in 1903 in accordance with the will of C.N. Newdegate. Educated at Eton and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, he became a lieutenant in the Coldstream Guards. He travelled to India and the colonies in 1885-1887. He married Elizabeth Bagot, daughter of the 3rd Baron Bagot. Newdegate was the Conservative M.P. for Nuneaton in 1892-1906 and for Tamworth in 1909-1917. He was an alderman of the County of Warwick, High Steward of Sutton Coldfield and a governor of Rugby School. He was knighted in 1917. Sir Francis Newdegate was sworn in as Governor of Tasmania on 6 July 1917, suceeding Sir William Ellison Macartney. In April 1920 he again succeeded Sir William Ellison Macartney as Governor of Western Australia, shortly before the visit to the State of the Prince of Wales. He visited England for several months in 1922 but returned to Western Australia and remained Governor until June 1924. He received the G.C.M.G. in 1925.

Item Descriptions

Series Bundle 2. Letters, 16 June 1916 - 30 December 1918

101 items

All correspondence is addressed to Sir Francis Newdegate unless otherwise specified.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1539

From Government House, Hobart, 16 June 1917 (File [1])

Sir John McCall: sending literature to W. Field, 23 April 1917 (File [2])

Joint War Committee: Walter Long, 9 March 1917 (File [3])

Encloses letter, 9 March 1917,to Walter Long re import of apples from the Dominions for Hospitals

[Unknown] (London): use of signature stamp on Acts of State Legislature in Tasmania, 14 March 1917 (File [4])

Henry Lambert (London): Newdegate's passage to Tasmania to take up Governorship, 21 February 1917 (File [5])

H.F. Batterbee (London): possible passage to Australia via Canada on the Olympic, 28 March 1917 (File [6])

H.F. Batterbee (London): opportunity to send women to Australia via Canada, 23 March 1917 (File [7])

H.F. Batterbee (London): arrangements for investiture and kissing of hands, 24 March 1917 (File [8])

Walter Long (London): arrangements for passage, 22 March 1917 (File [9])

George W. Johnson (London): appointment as Governor of Tasmania and passage there, 9 February 1917 (File [10])

Newdegate (Grosvenor Place) reply to previous letter, 14 February 1917 (File [11])

acknowleging appointment and discussing passage to Tasmania

Alexander Harris (London): correct uniform for Governor of Tasmania, 2 April 1917 (File [12])

Alexander Harris (London): the wearing of the Insignia of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, 21 April 1917 (File [13])

[unknown] ( London) to Captain Glanville: appropriate dress, 20 April 1917 (File [14])

Governor General R.M. Ferguson (Melbourne): what items can be imported duty free under Official Use policy, 5 January 1917 (File [15])

Henry Lambert (London): Official Use policy, 24 March 1917 (File [16])

H.F. Batterbee: dress regulations, 4 April 1917 (File [17])

Alexander Harris: appropriate evening dress for Governor, March 1917 (File [18])

John McCall (London): passage route and Mrs Newdegate's invitation, 16 February 1917 (File [19])

John McCall (London): importation of apples from Australia, use of State rather than Colony, 12 March 1917 (File [20])

Bishop H.H. Montgomery (Westminster), 23 February 1917 (File [21])

People and schools in the Antipodes, Governorship, books about the history of the colony and indigenous australians

Walter Long (London): appointment to be Governor of Tasmania, 3 April 1917 (File [22])

Enclosing official Commission appointing Newdegate Governor of Tasmania, signed by King George and Walter Long [3 copies]; Letters patent; Instructions to the Governor of Tasmania; Dormant Commission; an Act to provide for the Exercise by Deputy of certain Powers and Authorities vested in the Governor. All printed.

Walter Long (London), 14 May 1917 (File [23])

Passage to Australia, War Cabinets and Conference, submarine menace, goods from Dominions

Henry Lambert (London), 16 March 1917 (File [24])

Letters Patent constituting the office of Governor of Tasmania and Royal Instructions; discussion of same.

Walter Long (London): politics, 28 December 1917 (File [25])

Reform Bill, enfranchisement of fighting men and munition workers, Woman Suffrage and Proportional Representation, Redistribution in Ireland, possibility of revolution, English feelings towards war, position of Government, fate of German colonies, States versus Commonwealth.

Walter Long: plan to meet, [n.d] (File [26])

Elizabeth Cherry: thanks for medals of son, Captain Cherry, 17 October 1917 (File [27])

C.B. Newdegate (Forest Hall): opinions of war, family news, 3 December 1917 (File [28])

Caroline B. Newdegate (Forest Hall): family news, 4 August 1917 (File [29])

William Ellison Macartney (Government House, Tasmania), 22 March 1917 (File [30])

George Browne as Private Secretary

Kilbracken (South Hartfield House, Sussex), 19 July 1917 (File [31])

letter of farewell, school's financial position, Trustee election

Kilbracken (South Hartfield House, Sussex), 1 March 1917 (File [32])

School, support of Colonial Office, resignation from Governing Board of school

To Mrs Maurice (South Africa), 27 January 1917 (File [33])

Her son and the will of Captain R.F. Newdegate, Arbury Estate

K.C. Maurice (South Africa) to Messrs Lowe & Co. (Temple): her son, 26 May 1917 (File [34])

Messrs Lowe & Co. (Temple) to Mrs K. C. Maurice (South Africa): her letter, 4 July 1917 (File [35])

[Sir Arthur Stanley] (State Government House, Melbourne), 20 December 1917 (File [36])

John Dugdale (Blyth Hall, Warwickshire): arrival in Tasmania, bombing in London, 10 October 1917 (File [37])

H.P. Pease (Merrow Croft nr Guildford), 2 November 1917 (File [38])

Allan Cameron (Oakfield, Strontian), 10 July 1917 (File [39])

Hopes Newdegate has arrived safely in Tasmania, fear of submarines, war

Herbert Nicholls (Judges Chambers, Hobart), 2 November 1917 (File [40])

Inviting Newdegate on a boat trip around the East Coast of Tasmania

William Ellison Macartney (Government House, Perth), 7 July 1917 (File [41])

Arrival in Hobart, german submarines, offers help with information on Tasmania

S. Chamberlayne: sales of pigs and poultry, cattle, accident of Wheatley, Justices, 21 October 1917 (File [42])

James Rollason (Pype Hayes Hall, Erdington), 30 September 1917 (File [43])

Lady Newdegate stranded in San Francisco with servants with measles, copy of Tasmanian Mail, Wilson Fose, local doings

Alice Bagot (Alnwick Castle), 7 June 1917 (File [44])

Lucia's plans, waiting for news of Newdegate's arrival in Tasmania, Duke of Devonshire's telegram

Story about automobiles on a highway, n.d. (File [45])

Dame Ethel Locke King (British Red Cross Society, Weybridge), 26 April 1918 (File [46])

Thanks for Tasmanian paper, characteristics of Tasmanian patients, memories of Australia

N.E. Lewis (Hobart): the schemes of W. George D. [Kendill?], search for oil in Australia, 20 March 1918 (File [47])

W. [Newdegate?] (Kimberley, South Africa), 25 November 1918 (File [48])

End of the war, riding accident, death of son, Spanish flu, proposal to sell land in South Africa

Monsignor Gilleran (Archbishop's House, Hobart), [1918?] (File [49])

Thanks for thoughts, gives best wishes for New Year

S. Chamberlayne, 10 November 1918 (File [50])

Wishes for Newdegate's recovery, end of war, plague of flu, pheasant shooting, food shortage as no ships available to carry Australian corn to England

[illegible] (Hartlebury Castle, Kidderminster), 13 November 1918 (File [51])

Holman (Premier's Office, Sydney): thanks for invitation to visit Tasmania, 21 December 1918 (File [52])

[illegible]-Fox (Lowndes Square, S.W.): excitement in Ireland, Select Committee, 22 May 1918 (File [53])

S. Chamberlayne, 22 December 1918 (File [54])

Recovery from accident, Australians, penalties for Germany, news of friends and family

W. Hayes Fisher (Blacklands, Crowhurst, Sussex), 2 September 1918 (File [55])

Death of Phoebe Macartney, Newdegate's accident, end of food shortage, war, women voting, end of the era of Governorships and Dominions changing to Sister Nations

Monsignor Gilleran (Archbishop's House, Hobart) to Mr Brown, n.d. (File [56])

Council of Churches, difficult position of Governor

Alice Dugdale (Avonside, Barford, Warwick): John Dugdale has had a stroke, 26 September 1918 (File [57])

S. Chamberlayne re: Newdegate's accident, General Election, food, coal, 1 December 1918 (File [58])

Mary [illegible] (Thorpe, Tamworth) re Newdegate's accident, war is over, fox hunting, 5 December 1918 (File [59])

Herbert Nicholls (Judges' Chambers, Hobart), 25 March 1918 (File [60])

re University established for 25 years, Chancellor Tetley Grant should be offered a title

Sir Walter Lee: Note stating an invitation from Mr Hughes, P.M. has been received inviting a meeting, n.d. (File [61])

Dodds re illness of Bacon, flu, 20 December 1918 (File [62])

[illegible] (Birmingham) (Hobart), 30 December 1918 (File [63])

Re peace time, election results, congratulations on engagement of Newdegate's daughter, good wishes for the New Year

Invitation of Mr and Mrs Newdigate to a Garden Party at Weston-in-Arden, Nuneaton, n.d. (File [64])

J.B. Hayes (Scottsdale): thanks for stock catalogue, farming in Tasmania, best wishes for New Year, 1 January 1918 (File [65])

W.C. Bridgeman (Ministry of Labour, Montagu House, Whitehall, London), 6 September 1918 (File [66])

Re possiblility of election, English politics, police strike, employment for ex-soldiers, memories of Hobart

Alice Bagot (Lancing Manor, Lancing, Sussex): no longer able to visit Tasmania to do Commissions, 21 August 1918 (File [67])

[Cecilia Edwardes?], 12 February 1918 (File [68])

re houses offered for entertainment of Overseas Officers, would like to visit Australia, mothers of Tasmanian Officers

[illegible] ('Entally', Hadspen), 17 [illegible] 1917 (File [69])

Winifred Thomison (Howick, Lesbury), 22 September 1918 (File [70])

Re Newdegate's accident, Courtald in Egypt for months, news of friends, life in London

Sir Walter Essex (Hobart): Port Arthur as a tourist objective; departure for Wellington, New Zealand, 1918 (File [71])

[illegible] (Macedon, Victoria): not possible to visit Hobart, General Election, political situation in the Commonwealth, 8 January 1918 (File [72])

Sir R. Butler: war, politics, 4 February 1918 (File [73])

[L. Cust?] (Datchet House, Datchet), 9 January 1918 (File [74])

Dreams of visiting Australian and the South Sea Islands, son at war on the staff of Brigadier Peel, women getting the vote and political consequences

Duke of Devonshire (Government House, Ottawa), 14 February 1918 (File [75])

re Hobart Daily Post cutting, politics, wants settlers for Canada after the war

[R. Tapp?] (London): thanks for references to sons Captain Percy, Lieutenant Ernest and Lieutenant Arthur, 2 December 1917 (File [76])

(Premier's Office, Hobart), 23 October 1917 (File [77])

Governor-General (Melbourne) (Hobart), 16 October 1917 (File [78])

re burial ground for Australian soldiers in England

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Government House): news of men at war, 19 July 1917 (File [79])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson Governor General, 13 December 1917 (File [80])

Re meeting, ladies travelling, H.H. Corbin? from Adelaide University.

[illegible] (Coldstream Guards, Buckingham Gate, London), 2 October 1917 (File [81])

Re Private Ritchie, Regiment's war casualties.

[illegible] Ritchie (Melbourne) re letter about Coldstream Guard son, 5 December 1917 (File [82])

S. Chamberlayne, 19 August 1917 (File [83])

re: local news, Food Control Committee, measles, opening of Parliament, John Dugdale, George Peel, fox killing, hospital work, submarines

W.L.? Bates (Ministry of Food, Grosvenor House, London), [1 August 1919?] (File [84])

re: employment as flour expert, war in London

John H. [illegible] (Coventry), 16 June 1917 (File [85])

re photo received, engagement of Lucia, lack of servants, local news, news of friends, Tasmania, war

S. Chamberlayne re arrival in Hobart, Admiralty and U-boats, war news, 6 May 1917 (File [86])

S. Chamberlayne (Witterley Hall, Athertone?): thanks for portrait, local news, 16 June 1917 (File [87])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Government House), 5 December 1917 (File [88])

proposal to hold Agricultural conference in Tasmania, timber reserves, war at the Western Front, proposed motor trip in Tasmania in February

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Government House, Melbourne): ADC, staff, visits, 29 October 1917 (File [89])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Government House): visit of Newdegate, 29 June 1917 (File [90])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Governor-General of Australia): A.D.C.'s passage, Lady Macartney, 8 September 1917 (File [91])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Governor-General): staff, Tasmania, 31 August 1917 (File [92])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Government House, Melbourne), 3 October 1917 (File [93])

transfer of secret papers, Australian news, State Forester for Tasmania, death of Basil Blackwood

E. Field (Warwickshire County Council, Leamington) (Arbury, Nuneaton), 2 May 1917 (File [94])

resignation of Newdegate to take up appointment as Governor of Tasmania

Gerald Fitzgerald (Twyford Manor, Buckingham), 30 December 1917 (File [95])

debts of son, Bankruptcy Court, possibility of being let go as ADC

Gerald Fitzgerald (Twyford Manor, Buckingham), 17 February 1918 (File [96])

Son Pat engaged to be married despite his considerable debts, has he told his fiance of the debts? Asks for advice.

Telegram from Fitzgerald: has written to Burnie re his views, n.d. (File [97])

Telegram from Browne, 3 April 1918 (File [98])

safe arrival of Her Ladyship, Miss Winifred arrived in London, letter received - will delay action

Telegram (Devonport) from Browne: telegram from Burnie received - will not take action, 4 April 1918 (File [99])

Telegram from Browne: arranged for appointment, awaits instructions, 4 April 1918 (File [100])

W.H. Fisher (Buckingham Palace Gardens, London), December 1917 (File [101])

Photograph received, Tasmania, Governorship, Walter Long, the War, politics, Women's Suffrage and Proportional Representation, Housing Scheme, National Health

Series Bundle 1. Letters of congratulation on Newdegate's appointment as Governor of Tasmania, 7 January 1917 - 18 April 1917

288 items

(Approx. 280 letters)

Correspondents include Sir John Boraston, W.C. Bridgeman, Evelyn Cecil, Marie Corelli, A.W. Hicks Beach, William Joynson-Hicks, Sir John McCall, Bishop H.H. Montgomery.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1539

[R.J. Beed?] (Nuneaton): congratulations on new honours, 3 April 1917 (File [1])

Includes envelope

Mary Newdigate (Hammersmith), 1 April 1917 (File [2])

Congratulations on knighthood, sadness that he will be separated from his wife and girls

[illegible] (Harefield, Middlesex), 10 February 1917 (File [3])

Pleased to hear he is going to Tasmania as Governor, family-in-law have property in Tasmania

Thomas [Horton?] (Nuneaton): congratulations, 8 April 1917 (File [4])

Norton (Hams Hall, Nr Birmingham), 29 March 1917 (File [5])

congratualtions on decoration, asks for portrait

E. Field (Office of the Clerk of the Peace, Leamington), 4 April 1917 (File [6])

re congratulations from the County of Warwick Justices of the Peace

G.[F. Chauce?] (Craibstone, Bournemouth]: congratulations, 2 April 1917 (File [7])

James W. [Glover?] (Beechwood, Warwick) to Newdigate (Arbury Hall, Nuneaton): Congratulations, 2 April 1917 (File [8])

Lord Norton (Arbury): congratualtions, [n.d.] (File [9])

Donald M. Shaw: congratulations, 30 March 1917 (File [10])

John Lea ([Bullington?] Conservation Association, Nuneaton), 18 April 1917 (File [11])

congratulations on appointment, will remove name from list of members

Stanley [illegible] (Linton Park, Maidstone): congratulations, 9 April 1917 (File [12])

[illegible] Carter: congratulations, 10 April 1917 (File [13])

Telegram from Mrs [Page?] (Arbury): congratulations, [n.d] (File [14])

Telegram from Alexander Smith (Cheltenham): congratulations, [n.d.] (File [15])

Telegram from [illegible] (Edgbaston), [n.d.] (File [16])

Telegram from Walter Erskine (Parliament St): congratulations, [n.d.] (File [17])

[Hilda Nurney?] (Elibank, Walkerburn, Scotland), 9 April 1917 (File [18])

congratulations, very patriotic to go so far away from England

M. Lewis (Leicester): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [19])

G. [illegible] (The Close, Nuneaton), 7 April 1917 (File [20])

congratulations, asks permission to bring cousin to see Arbury

[illegible] [Danhay?] (Sussex Place, Hyde Park): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [21])

Richard [Wordfird?] (London): congratulations, 20 February 1917 (File [22])

Alfred H. Evans (Sutton Coldfield): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [23])

W.F. Wyley (Bournemouth): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [24])

Sidney Bridgeman (Lucas Grange, Haywards Heath) re: going to Tasmania, 12 February 1917 (File [25])

Henry Cubitt (Hove, Sussex): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [26])

James Rollason (Pype Hayes Hall, Erdington) re: events at meeting, 13 February 1917 (File [27])

[Walter?] Ludlow (Lovelace Hill): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [28])

G. [Arlenthird?]: congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [29])

W. Shirley (St Andrews, Lustleigh, S. Devon): congratulations, Tasmania, 11 February 1917 (File [30])

Joseph Ansill (The Oaklands, Wylde Green near Birmingham) (Nuneaton): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [31])

Marie Corelli: re Governorship of Tasmania, does not want the family to leave England, 12 February 1917 (File [32])

[illegible] (Westminster): country can't afford to lose Newdegate, [n.d.] (File [33])

Ernest [illegible]wood (Nuneaton): wishing success in appointment, 11 February 1917 (File [34])

Rev. Canon S. Blofeld (Saltley College, Birmingham): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [35])

[illegible] (The Ansley Hall Coal & Iron Company Ltd, Atherstone, Warwickshire): sorry to see him go, 12 February 1917 (File [36])

Sir Lionel Cust (Datchet House, Datchet): Governorship of Tasmania, 11 February 1917 (File [37])

John Dugdale: congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [38])

[illegible] (Brook's, St James's Street): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [39])

[illegible] (Chester Square, S.W.): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [40])

W.J. Bates (Nuneaton): congratulations on appointment, 11 February 1917 (File [41])

[illegible] (Eton, Windsor): going to Tasmania is a great sacrifice, 10 February 1917 (File [42])

[illegible] (Barham Court, Maidstone): congratulations, 10 February (File [43])

Roger Bridgeman (Rifle Depot, Winchester) re congratulations, probable closure of hospital, 10 February 1917 (File [44])

[unknown] (Bishops Frome near Worcester): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [45])

Rev. J.E. Dallimore (Kirk Hallam Vicarage, Little Hallam, Ilkeston), 10 February 1917 (File [46])

congratulations, Military Representative, Church Extension work, problems with church boiler, children's education

A. W. Hicks Beach (Oakley Manor, Basingstoke): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [47])

[unknown] Wade (Honiley Hall, Kenilworth): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [48])

W.C. Bridgeman: congratulations, thanks for support when Bridgeman was a whip, Hobart, 20 February 1917 (File [49])

G. Chamberlayne (Witherley Hall, Atherstone), 13 February (File [50])

thanks for returning cheque due to closure of hospital, hopes to see them before they go, best wishes

G.W. [unknown] (Stafford, Dorchester): congratulations, 20 February 1917 (File [51])

W.H. [Spurnei?] (Birbury Vicarage, Fairford): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [52])

Barbara [Sotheby?] (South Eaton Place, S.W.), [n.d.] (File [53])

would like to see Newdegates before they leave

Gertrude M. Neane (Henley Rd, Ipswich), 19 February 1917 (File [54])

congratulations, husband's appointment nearly finished

[R.H. Rawson]: congratulations, 20 February 1917 (File [55])

[unknown] (Birmingham), 12 February 1917 (File [56])

congratulations on governorship, regrets loss of hospital, what to do with present patients

[unknown] (Montagu Square) to [unknown], 16 February 1917 (File [57])

Appropriate uniform, Newdegate should ask Colonial Office

Annie Hutchinson (Eastbourne): Tasmania, weather, 18 February 1917 (File [58])

E. Taylor: best wishes for new life, gratitude of son, 18 February 1917 (File [59])

Brock Harris (Nuneaton), Solicitor to [unknown] (File [60])

Writing ink has bled and letter is unreadable

[unknown] (Coventry): congratulations, 26 March 1917 (File [61])

Sir Harry Wilson (London), 27 March 1917 (File [62])

membership of Royal Colonial Institute, best wishes for Governorship

Catherine F. Frere (Hyde Park, London): congratulations, 27 March 1917 (File [63])

[unknown](Lowndes Square, S.W.): congratulations on honour received, 29 March 1917 (File [64])

M.B. Coley (Nuneaton): congratulations from husband, 10 February 1917 (File [65])

[unknown] [Dutton?] (Cheltenham): questions re appointment, hopes it will lead to a peerage, 23 February 1917 (File [66])

[unknown] Eustace (St Margaret's House, Bethnal Green), 18 February 1917 (File [67])

congratulations, memories of past days, best wishes

R.R. Gelling: congratulations on behalf of [Erdington?] South Ward Conservative Association, 17 February 1917 (File [68])

[unknown]: congratulations, military work as an artist, 12 February 1916 [sic] (File [69])

Kilbracken: vacancies among Trustees, expresses regrets (File [70])

[unknown]: pleasure at appointment, 5 April 1917 (File [71])

[A.M.?] Shirley (St Andrews, Lustleigh, S. Devon), 27 March 1917 (File [72])

cheques, subscription, congratulations, measles scare

S. Chamberlayne (Witherley Hall, Atherstone): congratulations, military service of Edward, 10 February 1917 (File [73])

Marie Corelli (Mason Croft, Stratford-on-Avon): congratulations, 25 March 1917 (File [74])

[unknown] D'Arcy (Dublin), 26 March 1917 (File [75])

re dual honours of Knighthood and appointment as Governor of Tasmania

Cecil Harcourt Smith (Victoria & Albert Museum, London): congratulations, 25 [illegible] 1917 (File [76])

A.R. Sawyer: congratulations, writing report to shareholders, 23 April 1917 (File [77])

Richard Bagot (Piccadilly): congratulations, 25 March (File [78])

G. M. Starkey (Bericote near Leamington): congratulations, Easter Monday (File [79])

A.W. Hicks Beach (Oakley Manor, Basingstoke): congratulations, 2 April 1917 (File [80])

John Greg (Birmingham): congratulations, war service, 28 March 1917 (File [81])

Pat. J. McGregor (Australian Red Cross Camp, Wiltshire): congratulations on appointment, 16 April 1917 (File [82])

W. Southall (Nuneaton): best wishes for Governorship, 4 April 1917 (File [84])

[R.M.?] Bath (No.3 Base Remount Deport, B.E.7., France), 10 February 1917 (File [85])

Appointment, sorry to see Newdegate leave England, Tasmania, Red Cross Depot

[unknown]: won't be able to see Newdegate again, memories of friendship, 26 April (File [86])

[J.P. Johnson?] (Attleborough Hall, Nuneaton), 26 March 1917 (File [87])

congratulations on appointment of Governor, memories of Newdegates, son Walter and his death, best wishes for Newdegate's future

C. Fiddian-[unknown](The Driffold, Sutton Coldfield), 25 February 1917 (File [88])

congratulations, thanks for service to country, employment with War Office

Kilbracken (South Hartfield House, Coldman's Hatch, Sussex), 23 February 1917 (File [89])

mixed feelings about Newdegate accepting Tasmanian Governorship, congratulations

Kilbracken (South Hartfield House, Coldman's Hatch, Sussex), 23 February 1917 (File [90])

Advice on resignation of Trusteeship and Governorship

A.M. Hayter (Elmdon Rectory, Warwickshire), 26 February (File [91])

sorry that he is going to Tasmania as it is far away, Tasmania an earthly paradise

Sophie Leveson Gower (Innismore Gardens, S.W.): congratulations (File [92])

Francis Lowe (Draycott Place, S.W.): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [93])

Sir John Boraston (The National Unionist Association, Westminster), 23 February 1917 (File [94])

re unopposed return of Mr Wilson Fox

Charles D. Miller (Newdigate Colliery Ltd, Nuneaton) (Nuneaton), 21 February 1917 (File [95])

congratulations on behalf of the Board of Directors, will send reports of Colliery progress

William Buckerfield (Atherstone): congratulations, 22 February 1917 (File [96])

William R. Wright (Tamworth): congratulations, expresses gratitude for past help with son, 23 February 1917 (File [97])

[Bradford?] to Newdigate: congratulations, 22 February 1917 (File [98])

J. Crewe (Calke Abbey, Derby): congratulations, 22 February (File [99])

[Frederick Wolleston?] (Brighton): congratulations, 21 February 1917 (File [100])

[Alfred W. Stackton?] (Admiralty War Staff, London): congratulations, 23 February 1917 (File [101])

[Ernest R.O. Bridgman?] (Blymhill Rectory, Shifnal): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [102])

Alexander [unknown] (Cavendish Square, W.): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [103])

Charles Aymes (Aymes' Private Hotels, Bentinck St, W.): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [104])

[Carlson Bullans?] (Wilton Place, SW): congratulations, 22 February (File [105])

Philip S. Foster: congratulations, 21 February 1917 (File [106])

[J. Mercer?] (Water-Orton, Birmingham): congratulations, 26 March 1917 (File [107])

John McCall (Agent General for Tasmania, London): congratulations, 24 March 1917 (File [108])

[unknown] (The Gables, Kenilworth): congratulations, 24 March 1917 (File [109])

[T. unknown, illegible A. Lucas?] (Brighton): congratulations, 25 March 1917 (File [110])

[Walter Logue?] (Farm House, Old Windsor): congratulations, 10 [illegible] 1917 (File [111])

Beattie [Marlow?] (Surrey): congratulations, 26 March 1917 (File [112])

S. [illegible]bury: congratulations, 8 March (File [113])

Courtauld Thomson (British Red Cross, Cairo): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [114])

George Browne: congratulations, 6 March 1917 (File [115])

W.S. Allen: thank you on behalf of school managers for actions at Council, 6 March 1917 (File [116])

Re Head Teacher's certificate, congratulations on appointment.

[unknown] (Sharavogue, King's Co.): congratulations, 5 March 1917 (File [117])

[Josh Cator?]: glad he is looking forward to going to Tasmania, 6 March (File [118])

[illegible] Wood (Lowndes Square, S.W.): congratulations, 27 February (File [119])

[unknown] (The Firs, Sutton Coldfield): congratulations, Australia, 27 February 1917 (File [120])

[MacCarkney?] (Old Coldstreamers' Association, Birmingham): congratulations, 26 March 1917 (File [121])

[unknown] (Tidworth, Hants): congratulations, 25 March 1917 (File [122])

Mary Woodford (St George's Square, S.W.): congratulations, 25 March (File [123])

Francis Fraser-Herd (Eaglehurst, Bournemouth), 25 March 1917 (File [124])

pleased to read of Honour of Knighthood, congratulations, tragic death of Mrs Rowley's small son

E.R. Field (Old Coldstreamers' Association, Birmingham) (Arbury), 26 March 1917 (File [125])

congratulations on behalf of Association

Malcolm Fawcett (Peckleton House, Hinckley), 11 February 1917 (File [126])

Pleased about appointment, war service of son

Beattie [Marling?] (Stanley Park, Stroud, Glos.): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [127])

Sam. Riley (Worcester): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [128])

Chas. S.[?] Dewbury (Scaleby Rectory, Carlisle): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [129])

Hugh [Stanton?] (Cadogan Place, S.W.): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [130])

H. Burton [illegible] (Rangemore, Burton-on-Trent), 20 February 1917 (File [131])

glad to hear family really likes the idea of Tasmania

Arthur G. Wall, 19 February 1917 (File [132])

Introduces self as Roman Catholic Priest, seeks permission to fish on Newdegate's estate, congratulations on appointment.

Winifred Thomson (Pont St, S.W.): congratulations, 18[?] February (File [133])

[Gerald Loder?] (Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, Sussex): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [134])

Winifred Thomson (Pont St, S.W.): congratulations, 18[?] February (File [135])

Charles [illegible] (Holmesland, Botley, Hants): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [136])

Rupert Leigh (Beaufort Gardens, S.W.), [n.d.] (File [137])

congratulations; has been there twice - there is good fishing, fine scenery and magnicent trees; fox hunting and shooting in a bad way in England

J.G. Trotter (Marcetter House, Atherstone): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [138])

Rupert Leigh (Beaufort Gardens, S.W.): encloses advice on what a previous Governor [Jersey?] wore, 17 February 1917 (File [139])

[unknown] (Mount St, Grosvenor Square, W.): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [140])

[W. Dodds?] (Chilvers Coton Vicarage, Nuneaton): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [141])

T.W. and Mrs Sands (Broadacres, Nuneaton): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [142])

Thomas Lawrence [Luckfield?]: congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [143])

[Sam. Peploe?] (Hampton): congratulations, would like employment if possible, 10 February 1917 (File [144])

[G. Eustace?] (The Tuttle Hill House, Nuneaton): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [145])

Alfred Newdigate (Leamington), 12 February 1917 (File [146])

congratulations, Clarendon Square Garden now to be worked by residents instead of paid gardeners and to grow medicinal herbs that are needed

Geoff Pickering (The Mount, Bedworth) to Newdigate: congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [147])

[Lindsay?] (Uffington House, Stamford): governorship of Tasmania 5 years exile, 10 February 1917 (File [148])

Mary Woodford (St George's Square, S.W.): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [149])

[Lawley? Illegible]: congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [150])

Harry [illegible] (Mount St, Berkeley Square, W.): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [151])

[J. Whaloner?] (Buckingham Gate, S.W.): congratulations, family must keep up presence in Parliament, 12 February 1917 (File [152])

[illegible] Bailey (Wilnecote Hall, Tamworth): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [153])

Evelyn Cecil (Cadogan Square, S.W.): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [154])

[George A. Taunter?] (Broomfield, Westcott near Dorking): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [155])

Violet Martineau (Park Corner, Heckfield, Winchfield): congratulations, memories of Tasmania, 16 February 1917 (File [156])

Henry [Wygin?] (Walton Hall, Eccleshall, Staffordshire): congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [157])

C. Robbins (Stratford Place, W.): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [158])

[J.S. Ainsworth?] (Argyle): congratulations, there are a few Scotsmen in the Colonies, 19 February 1917 (File [159])

Winifred Leigh (Hotel Rubens, Buckingham Palace Rd, S.W.) (File [160])

Appointment, suggests Captain Seaforth as possible A.D.C., waiting to go to France

[J.G. Butcher?] (Queen's Gate, S.W.): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [161])

H.C. Jones (Mill Close, Nuneaton): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [162])

[G.F.S.?] Dugdale (Pall Mall, S.W.): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [163])

[James?] Blackham (Coventry): Tasmania, 12 February 1917 (File [164])

[S?].G. Everitt (The Depot Barracks, Lincoln): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [165])

John [Madelen?] (Small Heath): congratulations, employment problems, 12 February 1917 (File [166])

Chas. H. Clews (Sutton Coldfield): congratulations, thanks for helping son Lionel into a commission, 12 February 1917 (File [167])

Ernest E. [Raby?] (Derbyshire Education Committee, West Hallam, Derby) to Newdegate (Nuneaton): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [168])

Bernard D. Shaw (Hereford Gardens, W.): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [169])

[unknown] (Penns Hall, Erdington, Warwickshire): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [170])

John A. [Trumper?] (Lincoln's Inn Fields, London): congratulations, 18 February 1917 (File [171])

[J. Albert Spittle?] (Clarence House, Chester Rd, Erdington): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [172])

John [illegible] (Wasperton House near Warwick): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [173])

Mary Davies (Nuneaton): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [174])

Includes front and back of envelope.

James Rollason (Pype Hayes Hall, Erdington), 7 January 1917 (File [175])

Trustworthiness of Smythe, having to do more as less staff due to war and no sons are yet capable, best wishes for future

[unknown]: congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [176])

W. Joynson-Hicks (St James's Place, S.W.): sorry he is leaving, 14 February 1917 (File [177])

Albert E. Hills (The Gables, Four Oaks, Warwickshire), 13 February 1917 (File [178])

congratulations, India, replaced by Mr Wilson Fox

[Samuel Boddington?] (Hillfield Hall, Solihull, Warwickshire): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [179])

Laurence Hardy (Sandling Park, Hythe, Kent): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [180])

[unknown] (Warwickshire Branch, British Red Cross Society, Warwick), 14 February 1917 (File [181])

congratulations, closure of hospital

[unknown] (Devereux House, Coleshill, Warwickshire): illness, congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [182])

H.H. Montgomery (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, Westminster), 14 February 1917 (File [183])

Tasmania, hopes to meet before he leaves

[unknown]: Governorship in Tasmania, 13 February 1917 (File [184])

[unknown] (Folkestone): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [185])

George Lane (Fort Belvedere, Sunningdale): congratulations, Sunday (File [186])

[R. Ernest Yates?] (Alton Lodge, Birmingham), 12 February 1917 (File [187])

congratulations, safe journey despite Hun submarines, successor

[Marjorie?] (Dunkeld House, Perthshire) (Uncle Frank): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [188])

George Greenwood (Linden Gardens, W.) congratulations, Parliament, newspaper article concerning the Newdegate family, 13 February 1917 (File [189])

Also includes separate image of the newspaper article ' A Clubman's Notebook' February 12, 1917.

Maurice (H.M.S. Racehorse): congratulations, work, 10 days leave, conference, Thursday (File [190])

Allan [Camson?](Oakfield, Strontian), 13 February 1917 (File [191])

extermination of deer by the Board of Agriculture, congratulations on honour, lease renewal

W.C.R. Bedford: congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [192])

Emily W. Griffiths (Doral Lodge, Needwood Forest, Burton on Trent): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [193])

[unknown] (Barton-Under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent): congratulations, closure of hospital, 13 February 1917 (File [194])

[G.N. Nasou?] (High St, Nuneaton): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [195])

[unknown]: congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [196])

Henry [Shingeby?] (Summerhill, Nuneaton): congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [197])

[unknown] (The Close, Nuneaton): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [198])

[Alice Butler?] (The Deanery, Hereford): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [199])

R.D. Dering [Baddesley Clinton, Knowle?]: congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [200])

F.F. Fremantle (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, S.W.): Tasmania, 15 February 1917 (File [201])

[unknown] [Bishops Shortford?]: congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [202])

[W.F. Haywood?] (Australian Auxiliary Hospital No. 1, Harefield Park, Middlesex), 12 February 1917 (File [203])

congratulations, none of those who have died in the hospital were Tasmanian, would like Newdegate to visit so that the Tasmanian patients can meet him

[M.J. Verrall] (Walsgrave, near Coventry): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [204])

F.W. [illegible]field (The Vicarage, Coleshill near Birmingham): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [205])

Telegram from [Marlovic?]: congratulations, [n.d.] (File [206])

Mary Newdigate (Hammersmith): congratulations, submarine danger, 13 February 1917 (File [207])

[unknown] (Upper Grosvenor St, W.): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [208])

James Fraser (Carnoch Strontian, By Ardgour, Argyllshire): congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [209])

[Percy S. Marling?] (The Bath Club, Dover St, W. and Stanley Park Gloucestershire), [n.d.] (File [210])

congratulations, Australian hospitality

G. [illegible] Stewart (Conservative Club, St. James's St., S.W.): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [211])

[N.H. Etches?] (Meriden Cottage, Meriden, nr Coventry): congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [212])

R. Chadwick: congratulations, bedridden from overwork, 13 February 1917 (File [213])

[unknown] (Wytheford, Hatch End, Middx): have already sent congratulations, 12 February 1917 (File [214])

Jospeh [Bacon?] (Nuneaton): congratulations, 10 February 1917 (File [215])

[illegible] (National Trade Defence Association, Birmingham), 10 February 1917 (File [216])

congratulations, conveys also the congratulations of Licensed Trade

[D.J. Lewis?] (Park Hall, Evesham): congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [217])

[Hugh Worcester?]: announcement, Tasmania, 13 February 1917 (File [218])

Ronald R. Lane [Carleton?]: congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [219])

N. MacCarthy (Old Coldstreamers' Association, Birmingham): congratulations on behalf of the Association, [n.d.] (File [220])

[unknown] (Upper Brook St, W.): congratulations, 13 February 1917 (File [221])

A.E.R. Bedford (St Georges Vicarage, Kidderminster): congratulations, 16 February 1917 (File [222])

[Laura Jackson?] (Springfield House, Knowle, near Birmingham: congratulations, 11 February 1917 (File [223])

H. Barton (Rangemore, Burton-on-Trent): congratulations, electric cars, 17 February 1917 (File [224])

J. Fairfield (Nuneaton Conservative Club, Nuneaton): congratulations on behalf of Club, 16 February 1917 (File [225])

[unknown] (Harefield Vicarage): congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [226])

[L. O'Neill?] (Shane's Castle, Antrim, Ireland): congratulations from Lord O'Neill and writer, 14 February 1917 (File [227])

[unknown] (Drayton House, Thrapston): congratulations, 17 February 1917 (File [228])

[J.S.Parker-Jervis?]: congratulations, 16 February 1917 (File [229])

D. Maclean (Strontian, Argyllshire): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [230])

[H. Wilkins?] (Coventry): congratulations, 16 February 1917 (File [231])

F.E. Boswell: congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [232])

[C. Helen D. Maclean?]: congratulations, try to travel overland, hunts, white papers, 13 February 1917 (File [233])

F.W. Mosedale (Nuneaton): Chilvers Cotton Conservation Club sends congratulations, 16 February 1917 (File [234])

Postcard from A. Briggs (Nuneaton): congratulations, 17 February 1917 (File [235])

[unknown, illegible], 17 February 1917 (File [236])

Harry [unknown]: congratulations, war, hospital, 11 February 1917 (File [237])

[E.J. Gillam?] (The Vicarage, Streatley on Thames, Reading): congratulations, 15 February 1917 (File [238])

[unknown] (Warwick Square, S.W.): wishes for success of Governorship, 15 February 1917 (File [239])

[unknown] (The Ansley Hall Coal & Iron Company Limited, Warwickshire), 20 February 1917 (File [240])

thanks for photo, mining, blessings family in new home

[J.?] Knox (The Chase): congratulations, 17 February 1917 (File [241])

James Adderley (The Lads Rest, Birmingham), February 1917 (File [242])

congratulations, Mother Superior of sisters at Saltley

Arthur Hutchinson (Bantry Bay, Cork), 15 February 1917 (File [243])

congratulations, war work, hospital, family and friends

[unknown] (Claims Commission): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [244])

Ernest C. Thomas (The Navy League, Birmingham): congratulations on behalf of Society, 16 February 1917 (File [245])

[unknown] (Ponsonby Barracks, Kildare): congratulations, 14 February 1917 (File [246])

A.W. Freeman (Birmingham), 2 March 1917 (File [247])

thank you for gift of coffee pot, wishes success in Tasmania

Angus [illegible] (Rutland House, Rutland Gardens): congratulations, 1 March 1917 (File [248])

May Fowler: thanks for letter, 26 February 1917 (File [249])

[P. Button?] (Cheltenham), 28 February 1917 (File [250])

flora and fauna of Tasmania, black cockatoo, indigenous australians, Parliament

James Fraser (Carnock Strontian, Argyllshire), 1916-02-19 [sic] (File [251])

will be glad to see Newdegate at Strontian again, Caledonian Societies of Tasmania, best wishes

[A. H. Heath?] (Street Ashton Lodge, Rugby): congratulations, 3 March 1917 (File [252])

George Taylor (Boldmere Brotherhood, Wylde Green): best wishes on behalf of members, 1 March 1917 (File [253])

[Guys?] (Eaton Place, S.W.): congratulations, Friday (File [254])

W.P. Dott (Dringhouses Vicarage, York), 28 February 1917 (File [255])

congratulations, Bishop Montgomery has said a good deal about Tasmania, Strontian

[F.E.H. Rollason?] (Coventry), 27 February 1917 (File [256])

receipt for cheque received, congratulations on appointment

John Ireland (Erdington Conservative Club, Erdington): congratulations on behalf of Club, 28 February 1917 (File [257])

[R.L. Tapp?] (Lowe & Co., Temple), 9 February 1917 (File [258])

appointment, needs to leave Powers of Attorney, War Stock

[F.S. Clay?] (Town Clerk's Office, Nuneaton): congratulations on behalf of Town Council, 29 March 1917 (File [259])

E. Field (Office of the Clerk of the Peace, Leamington): congratulations, Hobart, 10 February 1917 (File [260])

Charles Shawe (War Office, Whitehall, S.W.): congratulations, Tasmania, 5 April 1917 (File [261])

Arthur [illegible]: congratulations, Tasmania, 27 March 1917 (File [262])

[Leigh?] (Stoneleigh Abbey, Kenilworth), 24 March 1917 (File [263])

congratulations, suggestions for Rugby Governor

W.J. Bates (Nuneaton), 25 March 1917 (File [264])

congratulations and thanks, difficulties over nationality of wife

Alfred Newdigate (London), 24 March 1917 (File [265])

regret that family can not accompany Newdegate, congratulations

John George Deed (Nuneaton Vicarage), 24 March 1917 (File [266])

congratulations, Archbishop of Perth W.A., Bishop of Worcester

James Rollason (Pype Hayes Hall, Erdington): congratulations, 25 March 1917 (File [267])

Georgina W. [Shasee?] (May Bank): congratulations, Sunday (File [268])

Alexander [illegible] (Battledown House, Cheltenham): congratulations, 25 March 1917 (File [269])

Herbert [Nield?]: son, Tasmania, 19 March 1917 (File [270])

Charles [illegible] Scott (Ampney St Peter, Cirencester): congratulations, 9 March 1917 (File [271])

Kathleen B. Beamish (Kenilworth Convalescent Home), 6 March 1917 (File [272])

thank you for subscription to Home, encloses tickets and receipt, congratulations

C.L. Kingsford (London), 21 February 1917 (File [273])

Sir Arthur Boscawen acknowledges letter, Mrs Brown's father - Old Age Pension, Mrs Haywood's case, congratulations from Sir Arthur

[unknown] (Remount Depot, Swaythling near Southhampton), 3 March 1917 (File [274])

congratulations, Hunt, own name in paper for special services in connection with the War

[unknown] (Carlton Club, Pall Mall): congratulations, 2 March 1917 (File [275])

E.K. Little (Warwickshire Branch, British Red Cross Society), 4 March 1917 (File [276])

Committee accepts Newdegate's resignation, closure of Newdegate's hospital, value of Colonial apples for hospital patients

[J.S. Parker-Jervis?] (Lichfield), 5 April 1917 (File [277])

congratulations, suggests son as A.D.C.

Ernest E. Raby (Scargill Boys' School, Derby), 30 March 1917 (File [278])

congratulations, will accept employment in Tasmania

[Bernard H. Newdigate?] (Catterick), 1 April 1917 (File [279])

congratulations, war memorials, war service

John G. Trumper (Lincoln's Inn Fields, London): congratulations, 30 March 1917 (File [280])

John R. J. [unknown] (Holbrook, Wincanton): congratulations, 30 March 1917 (File [281])

May Capel [illegible] (India): congratulations, 19 February 1917 (File [282])

[V. Burton?] (Rangemore. Burton-on-Trent): congratulations, 24 March 1917 (File [283])

Charles [Blandey?] (Holmesland, Botley, Hants): congratulations, 30 March 1917 (File [284])

S. Chamberlayne (Witherley Hall, Atherstone): congratulations, 27 March 1917 (File [285])

Alice (Chapel St, Belgrave Square), [n.d] (File [286])

glad about appointment, Overseas Officers Club

John [Madelin?] (Small Heath): congratulations and news, 28 March 1917 (File [287])

Dillon R.L. Lowe (Temple): congratulations, 29 March 1917 (File [288])

Henry [Slingeby?] (Summerhill, Nuneaton): congratulations, 30 March 1917 (File [289])

Series Bundle 3. Letters, 5 July 1917 - 27 December 1918

71 items

All correspondence is addressed to Sir Francis Newdegate unless otherwise specified.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1539 -M1540

Sir John McCall (London), 30 June 1918 (File [1])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson's views on abolition of State Governors, establishment of business in Tasmania, W.M. Hughes

George Browne (Melbourne): W.A. Holman's visit to Tasmania, 30 November 1918 (File [2])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne): honours for wives of State Governors, 13 December 1918 (File [3])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne): Commonwealth honours for wives of State Governors, 5 December 1918 (File [4])

Dean R.P. Hay (Hobart): interdenominational service, 23 June 1918 (File [5])

H. Nichols (Ulverstone): war situation, 20 April 1918 (File [6])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 7 September 1918 (File [7])

visit to Tasmania; Stanley's hopes of returning to England; Sir Walter Davidson; French Mission

Sir [Philip] Fysh: peace; illness, 12 November 1918 (File [8])

Sir Arthur Stanley (Melbourne), 19 March 1918 (File [9])

visit to Tasmania; Victorian political crisis; B.E.O.

S.P. Stewart (Marlo): Newdegate's visit, 4 May 1918 (File [10])

Sir John McCall (London): Capt. Alexander; W. Long, 19 March 1918 (File [11])

George Browne (Hobart), 23 March 1918 (File [12])

installation of pictures at Government House; Capt. Fitzgerald

George Browne (Hobart) to B. Kerr-Pearse, 9 April 1918 (File [13])

Offers cottage; Newdegate would like to avail himself of Kerr-Pearse's services unofficially

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne), 12 March 1918 (File [14])

vote in Tasmanian Parliament; B. Kerr-Pearse

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: war situation, 26 September 1918 (File [15])

George Browne (Hobart): Capt. Fitzgerald, 22 March 1918 (File [16])

George Browne: garden party; Capt. Glanville, 29 January 1918 (File [17])

T.R. Arthur (Hadspen): Newdegate's accident, 29 August 1918 (File [18])

Newdegate to Sir [Arthur] Stanley, 13 August 1918 (File [19])

Stanley's visit to Tasmania; Newdegate's accident; future movements of governors

Newdegate to Lord Mayor: contribution of Australians to War, 9 September 1918 (File [20])

B. Kerr-Pearse (Melbourne): plans for transfer to Hobart, 16 August 1918 (File [21])

B. Nettlefold (Hobart): thanks for congratulations., 12 October 1918 (File [22])

Sir John McCall (London): McCall's activities, 3 September 1917 (File [23])

Sir John McCall (London), 26 November 1917 (File [24])

Newdegate's arrival in Tasmania; steel pipes; W. Long; State Governors; war situation

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 22 July 1917 (File [25])

abolition of State Governors; political crisis in Victoria; Sir William Ellison Macartney's dispute with recruiting officer in Perth

R.J. Meagher (Hobart): death of son, 1 November 1917 (File [26])

Sir William Cullen (Sydney): Newdegate's arrival in Tasmania, 18 July 1917 (File [27])

T.R. Arthur (Hadspen): Newdegate's visit to Launceston, 11 September 1917 (File [28])

A.W. Orchard (Launceston): death of son, 28 July 1917 (File [29])

Includes a memoriam and family photograph.

Sir William Ellison Macartney (Perth), 4 August 1917 (File [30])

visit to Bunbury; Newdegate's arrival in Hobart

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne), 10 November 1917 (File [31])

Newdegate's gift of Harefield as war cemetery

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide), 22 November 1917 (File [32])

A.D.C.; opening of Transcontinental Railway; conscription referendum

Lady Helen Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne), 5 July 1917 (File [33])

disappointment at missing Newdegates; jealousy between north and south Tasmania

Sir [Philip] Fysh (Busby Park): accepts invitation, 24 December 1917 (File [34])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 14 July 1917 (File [35])

welcomes Newdegate; Victorian politics; abolition of State Governors

Sir John McCall (London), 31 January 1918 (File [36])

Tasmanian personalities and affairs; expansion of hydro-electric scheme; Australians enlisted in British Army; war situation

George E. Harrap (Launceston): thanks for visits during illness, 22 April 1918 (File [37])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 23 February 1918 (File [38])

Victorian political situation; motion to abolish State governors; recommendations for B.E.O.

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 22 April 1918 (File [39])

postponement of visit to Tasmania; Sir Walter Davidson.

S. Winter Cooke (Hamilton), 31 May 1918 (File [40])

painting; Newdegate's visit to Victoria

George Browne (Melbourne): Invitation to W.A. Holman, 8 December 1918 (File [41])

George Browne (Sydney), 26 October 1918 (File [42])

Augustus Morris; invitation to W.A. Holman

Sir [Philip] Fysh (Busby Park): Fysh's 83rd birthday, 2 March 1918 (File [43])

George E. Harrap (Launceston): recommendations for O.B.E.; Red Cross., 7 October 1918 (File [44])

T.R. Arthur (Hadspen): thanks for help, 19 April 1918 (File [45])

Edmund Talbot (London), 2 February 1918 (File [46])

Archbishop Mannix; Monsignor Gilleran; Parliamentary Representation Bill

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: information for State Governments, 1 May 1918 (File [47])

George Browne (Hobart), 13 May 1918 (File [48])

terms of insurance company; Private Secretary's cottage; Hobart Mercury

W.A.S. Hewins (London): work at Colonial Office, 3 September 1918 (File [49])

Walter Long (London): Newdegate's accident; war situation, 30 October 1918 (File [50])

Walter Long (London), 8 February 1918 (File [51])

State Governorships; Parliamentary Representation Bill; food problems

G.H. Storey (Sydney) to [George] Browne, 28 November 1918 (File [52])

Newdegate's invitation to W.A. Holman to visit Tasmania

Newdegate (Hobart) to Sir [Arthur] Stanley: bestowal of O.B.E. on Lady Newdegate (copy), 11 December 1918 (File [53])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne): Order of British Empire, 6 December 1918 (File [54])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne): encloses details of armistice with Austria, 5 November 1918 (File [55])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: Finch; B. Kerr-Pearse; General Pau, 29 October 1918 (File [56])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne): Order of British Empire, 15 December 1918 (File [57])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: W.A. Holman's visit to Tasmania, 25 November 1918 (File [58])

Newdegate (Hobart) to Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: accident, 20 August 1918 (File [59])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: Newdegate's accident, 27 August 1918 (File [60])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: death of Sir William Ellison Macartney's daughter, 4 September 1918 (File [61])

Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams (Brisbane), 15 October 1918 (File [62])

visit to Tasmania; peace negotiations

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 25 September 1918 (File [63])

Postponement of visit to Tasmania; French Mission

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne), 1 January 1918 (File [64])

Forestry Conference; visit to Tasmania

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 28 May 1918 (File [65])

Death of Lady Dufferin; Forestry Conference

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 20 March 1918 (File [66])

B. Kerr-Pearse; shortage of staff

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne), 21 July 1918 (File [67])

Royal Society of Tasmania; W. Long; taxes

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 3 March 1918 (File [68])

Awards to widows; Newdegate's visit to Melbourne

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: visit to Tasmania, 16 January 1918 (File [69])

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide): requires A.D.C., 27 December 1918 (File [70])

Lord Pentland (Madras): offers A.D.C., 25 October 1918 (File [71])

Series Bundle 4. Letters, 22 April 1918 - 31 December 1919

185 items

All correspondence is addressed to Sir Francis Newdegate unless otherwise specified.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1540

Sir William Birdwood (Perth): Newdegate's invitation to stay at Government House, 22 December 1919 (File [1])

Walter Long, 11 March 1919 (File [2])

Long's departure from Colonial Office

Walter Long: thanks for letter, 15 April 1919 (File [3])

Edwin Norton (at sea), 7 August 1919 (File [4])

Encloses draft of interview with Newdegate for Empire Mail on Tasmania's agricultural and industrial opportunities

Sir [Elliott] Lewis (Hobart), 23 December 1919 (File [5])

thanks for cheese; Christmas greetings

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne): entree list at levee, 21 March 1919 (File [6])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne), 1 October 1919 (File [7])

Their relations; federal system; presentation of medals

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: thanks for cheese, 23 September 1919 (File [8])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 8 May 1919 (File [9])

visit of Lieut FitzRoy; repatriation of Australian troops

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Macedon), 9 January 1919 (File [10])

Industrial disputes; problems with returned servicemen and their great expectations; role of Parliament; British Liberal Party

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Melbourne): honour for Walter Lee, 20 June 1919 (File [11])

Sir William Ellison Macartney (Albany): Newdegate's visit to Perth, 18 April 1919 (File [12])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 22 February 1919 (File [13])

Newdegate's wish to leave Tasmania; Official Secretary

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 18 November 1919 (File [14])

Tasmanian Medal Parade Order; visit to Tasmania

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 4 June 1919 (File [15])

British Empire Order; Lord Jellicoe's visit

Sir William Irvine (Melbourne): Newdegate's visit to Melbourne, 24 October 1919 (File [16])

Stafford Bird (Hobart): function at Burnie, 11 December 1919 (File [17])

Sir William Ellision Macartney (Perth): invites Newdegate to Perth, 22 February 1919 (File [18])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson, 15 December 1919 (File [19])

Labor Party; role of Crown

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: drought, 31 December 1919 (File [20])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 4 June 1919 (File [21])

Stanley's illness and return to England; invites Newdegate to Melbourne

T. Collins (Launceston): thanks for congratulations on C.M.G., 4 June 1919 (File [22])

Dame Margaret Davidson (Sydney): Sir Walter Davidson's illness, 9 May 1919 (File [23])

B. Kerr-Pearse (Melbourne), 4 June 1919 (File [24])

Steward's report; Sir Arthur Stanley's illness; Lady Newdegate's return to England

B. Kerr-Pearse (Melbourne): possibility of Newdegate being Governor General, 29 May 1919 (File [25])

Dean R.S. Hay (Hobart): thanks for congratulations on bishopric, 5 June 1919 (File [26])

Dean R.S. Hay (Hobart): thanks for remarks on sermon, 17 June 1919 (File [27])

George Browne (Hobart), 12 August 1919 (File [28])

location of secret reports; Government House affairs; Monsignor Gilleran's death

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide), 22 September 1919 (File [29])

medals controversy; Lord Milner's decision on leave

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide), 29 September 1919 (File [30])

retention of State Governors; Munro-Ferguson, Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams and presentation of medals; Colonial Office mandarins

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide): medals controversy, 20 October 1919 (File [31])

Sir [Walter] E. Davidson (Sutton Forest), 27 December 1919 (File [32])

visit to Tasmania; N.S.W. Election

L.S. Amery (London): attitude of Australian soldiers towards British Forces, 24 June 1919 (File [33])

Walter Long: passage money and departure from Colonial Office, 13 February 1919 (File)

L.S. Amery (London), 18 March 1919 (File [34])

Thanks for congratulations on appointment to Colonial Office; recollections of Hobart

Lord Milner (London): Newdegate's wish to move from Tasmania, 28 April 1919 (File [35])

H.C. Thornton to Lady Newdegate, 20 September 1919 (File [36])

Lord Milner will recommend Newdegate for Western Aust. or South Aust.; conditional on continuance of system of State Governors

Newspaper clippings, [n.d.] (File [37])

Two clippings on Sir Francis Newdegate and French Mission.

Sir Lionel Cust (Rockingham Castle, Uppingham), 8 September 1919 (File [38])

discusses letter from son in Egypt and the situation in the East.

James Rollason (Erdington), 9 July 1919 (File [39])

Newdegate's accident, thanks for congratulations on election, rationing and shortage of food. Also includes two pages from another incomplete letter from Rollason to Newdegate.

Stanley Chamberlayne (Atherstone), 8 June 1919 (File [40])

heavy snow fall; hunt in February; news from England.

[Eustace H Dawnay?] (York), 4 January 1919 (File [41])

Newdegate's recovery after accident; Dawnay's broken arm and dislocated shoulder from pony cart accident; war in Russia; news of family and friends.

[unknown] (Hobart): Attended reception given to Officers; family and local news., 29 March 1919 (File [42])

Sir John McCall (London), 14 January 1919 (File [43])

memorial to Australian soldiers at Harefield; Walter Long; French Mission

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson (Adelaide): controversy over medal order, 19 September 1919 (File [44])

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide): footman; Galway's leave, 8 September 1919 (File [45])

A.W. Hicks Beach (Basingstoke): offers congratulations on daughter's engagement, 16 March 1919 (File [46])

Stanley Chamberlayne (Atherstone): family and local news, 18 June 1919 (File [47])

Helen D. Maclean (Ardgour, Argyllshire), 6 January 1919 (File)

Prisoners of war in Germany, New Zealand, family news, Newdegate's accident, tension in Britain, President Wilson's visit to Britain, demobilisation of troops.

Stanley Chamberlayne, 27 July 1919 (File [49])

glad that Newdegate's daughters wedding went so well; state of the country; local news

[Kilbracka?] (Coleman's Hatch), 21 June 1919 (File [50])

News that Newdegate won't allow a ship to land in Tasmania for fear of influenza; purchase of property; investments and financial situation

Joseph S. [Garratt ?] (Birmingham): appointed new Hon. Secretary of the Old Coldstreamers' Association, 4 March 1919 (File [51])

The association has not been progressing so well due to the war and other circumstances. Proposes establishing a club house for members. Currently organising a parade for presentation of war medals.

Ernest M. Pollock (London): sends thanks for sympathy of death of son in the war, 4 June 1919 (File [52])

[Unknown] (Nuneaton): sends New Year wishes; recovery from accident; finding Tasmania interesting, 5 January 1919 (File [53])

Also informs Newdegate about his daughter going to France as a Sister to nurse and other family news inlcuding adopting a dead friend's son.

[Unknown] (London): Newdegate's accident; politics; crops, 5 January 1919 (File [54])

Sir [Walter] Davidson (Sydney), 3 October 1919 (File [55])

Times correspondent in Sydney; plans to visit Tasmania; Munro-Ferguson; Sir Henry Galway

Sukey [Susan] Newdegate (Arbury): notification of arrival and pleasure of being in Arbury, October 1919 (File [56])

State of the garden, visit to London and clothes shopping, had tea or visits with Alice Bagot and Joan Livett, Mr Dugdale, Evy Lane, her aunt and uncle.

Lucia Newdegate (West Haddon): sends news of time in England, 1 October 1919 (File [57])

Travelling around the country on the trains, strikes, details of new husband's activities

H. Wilson Fox, 18 July 1919 (File [58])

suffered nervous breakdown but; suggested Newdegate for a promotion to Lord Milner; Position in politics is very uncertain

Sir [Walter] Davidson (Sydney): abolition of State Governors, 2 October 1919 (File [59])

Claire McCall (London): sends thanks for sympathy sent in regards to the death of her husband, 16 July 1919 (File [60])

Talks about financial situaiton, husband's last wishes, not planning to return to Tasmania,.

[Unknown] (Maidstone): election and politics, 31 December 1919 (File [61])

Sir [Walter] Davidson (Sutton Forest): possibility of N.S.W. election; rains; cricket, 10 December 1919 (File [62])

Dame Margaret Davidson (Sydney): thanks for sympathy on death of mother, 21 July 1919 (File 63])

Stanley Chamberlayne, 8 September 1918 (File [64])

sends thoughts on his accident; concerns over weather and harvest. Harvest impacted by scarcity of labour and state control.

Dean R.S. Hay (Hobart): literature concerning Society of Duty and Discipline, 13 July 1918 (File [65])

C[yril?] Cameron (Tasmania): sends thanks for receiving him and his wife for the French Mission Reception, 20 November 1918 (File [66])

Compliments how notable the evening was and how distinguishable the host and hostess was.

F. Seymour Clay (Nuneaton): discusses accident and financial affairs, 23 September 1918 (File [67])

Sends sympathy over accident and wishes full recovery.Sale of Newdegate's estate, the financial uncertainty of the future, Clay provided estate agent with valuation of estate, Newdegate's role of Governor and life in Tasmania, weather in UK caused poor harvest, enquires about shippping shortage and impact on trade in Australia, american manufacturing systems should be copied in UK - larger scale and higher wages

Atherstone Hunt, 2 February 1918 (File [68])

Information about hunt and Annual Committee Meeting including some of the minutes.

Charlie [Kingsley?] (Melbourne): Sends thanks for accepting to be his son's God father, 19 July 1918 (File [69])

Mayor Nuneaton (telegram): George Eliot Centenary Celebration Committee wish Newdegate to be president, 1918-11-01 [?] (File [70])

Hand written note 'delighted accept'

W.H. Simmonds (Hobart): thanks for letter about Nuneaton friend, 25 December 1919 (File [71])

W. Bates (Nuneaton): local and family news, 30 October 1919 (File [72])

Newdegate's address at Church meeting, 'England in the throes of perpetual industrial turmoil'

Alice Bagot (London): Fear of travel to Australia, 15 June 1919 (File [73])

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 11 July 1919 (File [74])

acknowledges books; illness; abolition of State Governors

C[yril?] Cameron (Tasmania), 11th [unknown] 1919 (File [75])

thanks Newdegate for taking an interest in the Light Horsemen of Tasmania and welcoming them home

Captain [Clive Piggett?] (Birmingham): the Old Coldstream Association, 14 July 1919 (File [76])

Walter Erskine: becoming a trustee of the Arbury Estate; death duties; British politics, 21 May 1919 (File [77])

Also discusses news of family and friends.

Lady Beattie Marling, 8 March 1919 (File [78])

Newdegate's accident; daughter's engagement; number of soliders in London waiting to get home. Also writes of family and social news.

Biographical / Historical

Lady Marling nee Beatrice Beaumont.

Stanley Chamberlayne: weather; harvest; social news, 4 May 1919 (File [79])

H. Arden Adderley: changes in Britain for 'Country Gentlemen', 19 June 1919 (File [80])

'Everything is in the hands of Trades Unions and War Profiteers and Politicians'. Sale and break up of Adderley's family estate. Weather and poor harvest. Hopes the Germans will sign a treaty before the end of the week.

Sir Brudenell White: Capt. Newland, V.C., 12 September 1919 (File [81])

Sir John McCall (London), 26 May 1919 (File [82])

extension of McCall's term; work of Agent-General; memorial at Harefield

Sir [Arthur] Stanley (Melbourne), 17 June 1919 (File [83])

requests books; illness; return to England via South Africa; changes in State Governorships

Sir [Phillip] Fysh: good wishes to Lady Newdegate on trip to England; B.S. Bird, 26 June 1919 (File [84])

James W. Lowther (Wickham Market), 20 June 1919 (File [85])

good luck in new position in Tasmania; disucssion of peace treaty with Germany. British domestic politics and politicians, bankruptcy of landed estates unless owners have independent wealth.

Biographical / Historical

Lowther was Speaker for the House of Commons from 1905-1921.

Sir A. [Headlocks?]: thanks for sending kind congratulations, 30 April 1919 (File [86])

Sir Lionel Cust (Datchet), 24 April 1919 (File [87])

Discusses Newdegate's last letter and hopes the King will see it and read of Tasmania's loyalty. Shares hopes to travel to Tasmania to visit. Also shares personal news of family and views on the Armistace.

[Unknown]: Situation of Britain after War, 13 May 1919 (File [88])

Wishes they could be in Tasmania for rest after the turmoil of the last few years. People are impatient for peace and return to pre-war conditions.

R. J. Beech: sends congratulations on daughter's wedding, 29 March 1919 (File [89])

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide), 6 January 1919 (File [90])

Hopes to receive Newdegate soon as a visitor; discusses Newdegate's future trip to New Guinea

[Unknown] (Weston): British politics and trade policy, 29 December 1919 (File [91])

[Alfred] Newdigate (Leamington): news of family and friends, 8 July 1919 (File [92])

Also sends congratulations on his daughter's engagement. Hopes for success in war and peace.

Alice Bagot (London): personal news, 18 June 1919 (File [93])

[Unknown]: Hospital and vaccination, September 1919 (File [94])

Lord Jellicoe (H.M.S. New Zealand): unable to land at Hobart, 16 June 1919 (File [95])

[Unknown]: Mr Arthur's operation (File [96])

[Unknown](Pypes Hayes Hall, Erdington): glad the war is virtually over, 11 January 1919 (File [97])

Discusses son's war experience. Letter unfinished.

Lucia [Newdegate] (Hobart): personal news, 14 May 1919 (File [98])

James Mitchell (Perth): Governorship of Western Australia; visit of Prince of Wales, 4 January 1919 (File [99])

[Unknown] (London): Thanks for sending congratulations on election result., 27 May 1919 (File [100])

Denies 'nonsense' being said about his part in the election result. He 'did nothing more than anyone else in my position here would have done'. Difficult situation politically in UK.

David M. Smythe (Perth, Scotland): Newdegate's wife and daughter's visit, 6 December 1919 (File [101])

Plans for retirement from War Pensions. Difficult economic situation.

Helen D. Maclean (Perth): Thanks for letter of sympathy, 14 August 1919 (File [102])

George J. Eustace (Nuneaton): New Year wishes and describes his war experience, 10 January 1919 (File [103])

Sir [Alfred] E. Codrington (London): thanks for congratulations on receiving the Regiment, 6 March 1919 (File [104])

Charles Murray (Loch Carron, Ross Shire), 2 January 1919 (File [105])

New Year wishes and hopes strong peace policies will be put in place

[Unknown] (Windsor): thanks for items for his collection, 1919 (File [106])

[Unknown] (Clarence House, London): Assisting with Maurice FitzRoy's leave, 12 March 1919 (File [107])

[Henry] Adderley (London): personal news, 1919 (File [108])

D. Jersey (London), 10 November 1919 (File [109])

wife and daughter's visit; Praise for Prince of Wales visit to Canada

Flora [unknown] (Coventry): sad loss of husband, 23 November 1919 (File [110])

M. Lindsey (Stamford), September 1919 (File [111])

compliments Newdegate as Governor of Tasmania; relief at removal of war cloud hanging over everyone. As soon as allowed went to France to drive around the battlefields. Believes everyone should go and see to realise 'the awful destruction and desolation'. Australian monument.

Alice Bagot (Alnwick Castle): thank you for christmas wishes, 12 December 1919 (File [112])

Arthur T. Barnett (Stoke Poges Vicarage), 13 December 1919 (File [113])

visit of wife and daughter; changes in England due to the war

J.L. Baird (London): Newdegate's name has been placed on list of eligible governors, 11 February 1916 (File [114])

Stanley Chamberlayne (Brooks Club, London): relations between British classes are strained, 17 October 1919 (File [115])

Lower classes all want more money. Difficult harvest and weather. Lloyd George Government will be turned out of office soon. All classes spending extravagantly.

Alice Bagot (London), October 1919 (File [116])

Dined with Newdegate's wife; pregnancy of his daughter Lucia; personal news

Harvey Bloom: resigned from clergy and renounced orders., 10 March 1919 (File [117])

Has been earning a 'precarious existence' and asks if any chance of a living in Tasmania. His daughter has a law suit against him for his furniture.

[G. Moguerre?] (Harefield): Disscusses the merits of Mr Cochran[?], 23 October 1919 (File [118])

John A. Trumper to [unknown], 23 April 1919 (File [119])

use of Newdegate's Obelisk in the Australian Imperial Force Burial ground

Muriel FitzRoy (West Haddon): arrival of Newdegate's daughter and son in law, 14 September 1919 (File [120])

Also shares personal news

A. W. [unknown] (Uxbridge), [n.d.] (File [121])

Harland's resignation from Harefield Church and Obelisk for Australian Imperial Force Burial Ground. Shares disappointment on Harland's performance. Disapproves of Obelisk in churchyard - 'is not a Christian emblem, it is a pagan one'

[G. Moguerre?] (Harefield): community anxiety over appointment of new clergyman at Harefield Church, 20 April 1919 (File [122])

Blank invitation for Mr and Mrs Newdigate's Garden Party, [n.d.] (File [123])

Addressed envelope with postmarks to Lady Newdegate, Lansdown Grove House, Bath, 8 October 1919 (File [124])

To W. Leslier[?]: talks about letter from Newdegate about monument at Harefield (Copy), 12 October 1919 (File [125])

Andrew Fisher (London) to Lady Newdegate: suggests meeting concerning memorial to Australian soldiers at Harefield, 7 October 1919 (File [126])

R.V. Wilson (London) to Lady Newdegate: memorial at Harefield, 23 October 1919 (File [127])

R.V. Wilson (London) to Lady Newdegate, 6 December 1919 (File [128])

Australian Government approves Newdegate's proposal for obelisk and honours board at Harefield

G. Steward to B. Kerr-Pearse: Newdegate should accept Victoria, 17 November 1919 (File [129])

W. J. Bates (Devon): suffering illness; personal news, 28 April 1919 (File [130])

Alice Bagot (London): excited for his wife's visit to UK, 28 April 1919 (File [131])

Lord Milner: offers Newdegate Governorship of Victoria, 17 June 1919 (File [132])

Newdegate to Lord Milner, 21 August 1919 (File [133])

Declines Governorship of Victoria; would like Queensland (cypher for telegram)

Telegrams between Lord Milner, Macartney and Newdegate, 23 August 1919 (File [134])

Western Australia governorship, visit of Prince of Wales, potential of Sir Allardyce for replacement Governor of Tasmania, Queensland Governorship

Alice Bagot (London): passport application; weather; social news, 28 May 1919 (File [135])

[Unknown] (at sea): thanks for invitation to stay at Government House but quarantine prevented him, 17 June 1919 (File [136])

Stanley Chamberlayne, 17 August 1919 (File [137])

Atherstone Hunt committee meeting; concerns on ability of committee to conduct affairs. Unfortunate that there are so few middle aged or young men to carry things on.

John S. Dugdale (Bicester), 6 June 1919 (File [138])

Birth of Dugdale's granddaughter; thanks for Tasmanian apples. Poor crops in UK. Poor situation in Europe with not much progress over peace treaty in Paris.

Sir D. Graaff (Cape Town): death of General Botha, 6 September 1919 (File [139])

John McCall (London): thanks for commendation that resulted in the K.C.M.G., 14 June 1919 (File [140])

A. W. Hicks Beach (Basingstoke): letting of Oakley Hall with Christmas and New Year wishes, 6 December 1919 (File [141])

Sidney Peel (Paris): peace conference in Paris, 6 May 1919 (File [142])

Allan [Cameron?](Oakfield), 9 April 1919 (File [143])

Selling of estate; end of war; women receiving employment benefits. Expresses concerns over munitions girls receiving money and soldiers not. Changes to transport for modern technology.

Stanley Chamberlayne, 8 February 1919 (File [144])

sends hopes for Newdegate's recovery from his accident; hunting activity is reducing after the war

H. Burton [unknown], (Burton on Trent), 22 February 1919 (File [145])

Newdegate's daughters; state of Britain after the war; selling of property; spread of flu. Also shares family and social news.

Bishop H Yeatman (Astley Castle), 9 April 1919 (File [146])

Sends thanks for assisting in finding somewhere to stay. Expresses disappointment at not being able to officiate Newdegate's daughter's wedding

Launceston Club to Private Secretary of Governor of Tasmania: Please thank the Governor for the engraving of Queen Victoria, 28 April 1919 (File [147])

Stanley Chamberlayne: hunting and local news, 8 March 1919 (File [148])

Telegram from Lieutenant Long: informs safe delivery of message to Governor General Melbourne, 1919-09-01 [?] (File [149])

John S. Dugdale (Merevale Hall, Atherstone), 4 March 1919 (File [150])

Unsettled state of the country with people selling their properties constantly. Also expresses interest in newspapers and pictures Newdegate sent from Tasmania. Discusses the creation of a new County Council but Dugdale is retiring

Stanley Chamberlayne (Atherstone), 25 November 1919 (File [151])

visit of Newdegate's wife and daughter (Susan) and wishes to find Susan 'a good English gentleman'. Also discusses weather, the hunt and difficulties of death duties

Gerald Loder (Ardingly), 18 October 1919 (File [152])

Asks favour on behalf of friend; describes life in England being unpleasant due to war

[Unknown] (Coventry): disappointment at his son for selling his home; disorder in England, 5 November 1919 (File [153])

[Eustace Dawnay ?] (York): war situation and impact on economy including wages, 6 June 1919 (File [154])

Lady Mary Carmichael (London), 18 October 1919 (File [155])

letter of introduction for a woman who married an Officer from Tasmania at start of war and is now going to Australia

Lionel Cust (Datchet): discusses problems in England caused by the war, 7 September 1919 (File [156])

Also says the negative feelings held by the people which had been contained by the war are now loose. Lower classes wanting higher wages especially domestic servants and tradesmen

John Dugdale (London): thanks for account of daughter's wedding and sends best wishes to newly married couple, 8 August 1919 (File [157])

Also discusses the County Council, strikes across the UK and wishes the government would intervene

[Thomas Burleidge ?] (Coventry): regrets to hear Lady Newdegate is suffering from rheumatism; plans to retire, 8 September 1919 (File [158])

Sir E. Doyle (Ardgown), 19 August 1919 (File [159])

Strikes delaying journey; long term benefits of spending money on the up keep of houses

E. R. Field (Birmingham): Have taken up position of Hon. Secretary of Old Coldstreamers' Association again, 22 October 1919 (File [160])

Also organising a Victory Dinner for December 1919.

Stafford Bird (Lunawanna, Tasmania): Thanks for visit and the honour of entertaining Newdegate, 7 December 1919 (File [161])

Stanley Baldwin, 31 October 1919 (File [162])

Cannot accept a private application but spoke to Colonial Office and suggested Newdegate if they see fit. Also briefly discusses British politics.

Alice Bagot (London): social plans, repairing of house and travel plans, 8 August 1919 (File [163])

Sir R. Williams: sends compliments on party held with so many leading men present, 29 October 1919 (File [164])

Feels he received a fairly good insight into Australian affairs from Tasmanian point of view. Plans to purchase a car to see Australia

[Unknown] (London): New Year greetings; settling back into civilian life after war although many things have changed, 28 November 1919 (File [165])

The war is not spoken of by people and the author feels much older now. Also discusses social news.

[Unknown] (Meriden): Went hunting for the first time since 1914; personal and social news, 13 June 1919 (File [166])

Very faint at the end of some pages

John [Unknown] (Meriden): had a picnic at Arbury and sold their car, 31 August 1919 (File [167])

Also shares social news

Alice Bagot (Bath): News of Lady Newdegate's visit to Bath; tea party thrown by Alice Bagot, 24 September 1919 (File [168])

Making plans to come out to Australia.

Beatrice Leigh: Thank you for sympathy for Rupert Leigh's death, 11 September 1919 (File [169])

Lord Downham (London), 14 April 1919 (File [170])

Apologises for not replying to letters; personal news; British politics including employment concerns

William Ellison Macartney (Perth): end of Macartney's appointment, 26 May 1919 (File [171])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: Labour paper; shipping problems; quarantine, 26 April 1919 (File [172])

Sir W Lee: returned soldiers and employment, 4 July 1919 (File [173])

[R. Munro-Ferguson?]: Governor General cannot interfere in state affairs, 1919-07-06 [?] (File [174])

Special interview with Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania for the Empire Mail, London, 7 August 1919 (File)

Sir William Irvine: disloyalty to Empire in Australia; abolition of State Governors, 20 September 1919 (File [176])

Sir William Ellison Macartney (Perth), 20 October 1919 (File)

Avalibility of Macartney's position as Governor of Western Australia and Newdegate's suitability for the role.

Sir [Walter] Davidson: flu epidemic; trip to northern N.S.W.; W.M. Hughes; Irish situation, 13 September 1919 (File [178])

Walter Lee (Hobart): Miss Newdegate's wedding, 22 May [1919] (File [179])

Sir William Ellison Macartney (Perth), 29 September 1919 (File [180])

Disappointment that they were unable to meet in Perth; offers opinions on each of the states from Governor's perspective

Sir [Walter] Davidson (Sydney), 19 November 1919 (File [181])

Plans to visit Tasmania; Child Maintenance Bill; Federal referendum

Sir Henry Galway (Adelaide): footman; butler, 26 August 1919 (File [182])

P.O. Fysh (Launceston): thanks for sympathy on death of Sir Philip Fysh, 23 December 1919 (File [183])

George E. Harrap (Launceston): thanks for Christmas present, 23 December 1919 (File [184])

George E. Harrap (London): offers his services if necessary to Lieut. FitzRoy, 8 May 1919 (File [185])

Sir William Irvine: Acting Governor of Victoria., 1 August 1919 (File [186])

Newdegate (Hobart) to Sir William Irvine: acknowledgement of despatch, 29 August 1919 (File [187])

Series Bundle 5. Letters, 20 September 1919 - 27 December 1921

195 items

(Bundle marked '1920'). All correspondence is addressed to Sir Francis Newdegate unless otherwise specified.

Archival History

Originally filmed on AJCP Reel M1540 -M1541

Sir William Irvine: thanks for cheese; Lord Milner, 8 April 1920 (File [1])

Sir Henry Galway (London): return to England; J.R. Colgate; Lord Jellicoe; Ireland, 13 May 1920 (File [2])

Sir Henry Galway: presentation of decorations; Lord Forster, 20 August 1920 (File [3])

Sir William Irvine: dinner invitation, n.d. (File [4])

Sir Henry Galway, 22 January 1920 (File [5])

Galway's departure from South Australia; Sir William Birdwood; Colonial Office

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: Newdegate's journey to Perth; staff, 26 January 1920 (File [6])

Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson: Munro-Ferguson's return to Britain, 21 January 1920 (File [7])

T.S. Nettlefold (Hobart): thanks for contribution to Hobart Regatta Association, 21 January 1920 (File [8])

Walter [unknown]: sends thanks for sending documents, 1920-01-20 [?] (File [9])

Flora [unknown] (Coventry), 12 January 1920 (File [10])

Thanks for sympathy for sad loss of husband; colonies as refuge for people

[Unknown]: husband's death, 15 March 1920 (File [11])

John [Unknown]: personal news, 7 April 1920 (File [12])

Alice Bagot, 1920-02-01 [?] (File [13])

Newdegate's new position in Perth; loss of son, travel plans

[Eustace Dawnay ?]: New Year wishes; poor post-war economy, 3 January 1920 (File [14])

Alice Bagot (London), 7 July 1920 (File [15])

social and personal news; lack of formal dinners due to less servants

[Eustace Dawnay ?]: mass discontent in Britain; disapproval of strikers, 16 May 1921 (File [16])

Helen D. Maclean, 23 October 1920 (File [17])

miners' strikes; country is overcrowded; problems in Ireland

Sir Herbert Nicholls (Hobart): problems in tidying up Government House, 29 March 1920 (File [18])

W. George (Perth): curtains at Government House, 16 April 1920 (File [19])

List of girls to be partnered with H. R. Prince, [1920?] (File [20])

T. Shapcott (Perth) to B. Kerr-Pearse: payment of £400 for expenses incurred during visit of Prince of Wales, 21 October 1920 (File [21])

R.C. Kermode (Mona Vale): regret at Newdegate's departure, 3 February 1920 (File [22])

[Unknown] (Astley Castle): Moved into Astley Castle for a few months, 8 July 1920 (File [23])

Milly Hutchinson: congratulations on new appointment; personal news, March 4th [1920] (File [24])

Jersey (London): Prince of Wales visit to Australia; new Governor General, 8 July 1920 (File [25])

[A. D. Stables?]: Ernie won't accept offer of coming