Papers relating to Sixsmith's radio broadcast on the West African cotton trade

Scope and Content

This series contains material relating to a talk by Sixsmith, entitled 'West African trade: then and now', which was broadcast on BBC radio on 16 February 1934. In it Sixsmith discussed the cotton trade with West African countries, whereby British manufactured cotton goods were exported to Africa and bartered for various goods to be sold in Britain. Sixsmith spoke in favour of this trade, and criticized the Japanese trade with West Africa: whereas Africans bought Japanese textiles, the Japanese did not import African goods. He referred to the Anglo-Japanese textile discussions set up to consider the matter.