Sir Leo George Chiozza Money: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

[I] Draft autobiography, incomplete, On the brink of war: observations upon dangers past and dangers present, with something of the life and labours of Sir Leo Chiozza Money, 1939.

[II] Correspondence with publishers about the possible publication of On the brink of war (1938-39).

[III] Letters regarding the blockade of Germany and Atlantic convoys (1915-17), including correspondence with Sir Frank Swettenham (1916); letters, reviews and newscuttings on shipping matters, C. Ernest Fayle's Seaborne trade, and Sir Henry Newbolt's Naval operations, with correspondence from Lord Northcliffe (1917), C. Ernest Fayle (1923), Sir Henry Newbolt (1928), Lord Maclay (1930-33), Sir Winston Churchill (1931-33), and Frances Louise Stevenson, Countess Lloyd George (1933-34).

[IV] Miscellaneous correspondence, including Herbert Henry Asquith (4, 1908-15); Margot Asquith (1905); Clement Richard Attlee (3, 1931-40); Olivia R. Ayresti (1935); Arthur J. Balfour (3, 1903-15); Sir Arthur Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham (1919); Sir Edward Carson, Baron Carson (2, 1915); Sir Joseph Chamberlain (1913), Sir Winston Churchill (13, 1905-36); 1st Marquess Curzon (1917); Cyril Forster Garbett, Bishop of Winchester (1936); 5th Marquess of Salisbury (1936); 1st Baron Hankey (1936); Joseph Patrick Kennedy (1936); David Lloyd George (4, 1912-15); James Ramsay Macdonald (1912); 1st Viscount Simon (1915); William Temple, Archbishop of York (1935); 1st Viscount Rhondda (1903); Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (1909); H.G. Wells (4, 1905-15); and 1st Earl of Halifax (3, 1936-39).

Administrative / Biographical History

Leo George Chiozza (1870-1944), born in Genoa of an Anglo-Italian marine engineer father and an English mother, assumed the surname Money in 1903. He was a businessman, publisher, economist, statistician, MP (1906-18), and was knighted in 1915. He was later a convinced supporter of Fascist dictatorships. Money was author of Riches and poverty (1905), two volumes of poetry, The immortal purpose and Sonnets of life, and an unpublished autobiography, 1938-39.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bequeathed by Canon James Owen, 1994.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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