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TitleClark; Sir; William Henry (1876-1952); Knight; colonial administrator
Ref NoCOLL MISC 0528
Extent4 folders
Admin Biographical HistoryClark was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He began his career as a clerk at the Board of Trade in 1899. He was Secretary to the Special Mission to Shanghai to negotiate a Commercial Treaty with China, 1901. Clark went on to become acting 2nd secretary in Diplomatic Service, 1902. He was also secretary to Royal Commission on Supply of Food, etc., in Time of War, 1903-1905. Clark was private secretary at Board of Trade to David Lloyd George (1863-1945), 1906; and to Winston Churchill (1874-1965), 1908; and to Lloyd George as Chancellor of Exchequer, 1908-1910. Clark was also the Member for Commerce and Industry of the Council of the Viceroy of India, 1910-1916; Comptroller-General, Commercial Intelligence Department of Board of Trade, 1916-1917; Comptroller-General of Department of Overseas Trade, 1917-1928. Clark was High Commissioner in Canada for HM Government in United Kingdom, 1928-1934; HM High Commissioner for Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland, and High Commissioner in Union of South Africa for HM Government in UK, 1934-1939. He retired in 1940.
DescriptionCorrespondence of Sir William Henry Clark while British High Commissioner to Canada 1928-1934 and South Africa 1934-1939, on British and Imperial affairs with Sir Harry Fagg Batterbee (1880-1976), High Commissioner to New Zealand, the Dominions Office and others.
Also Dominions Office papers.
Access StatusOpen
Copyright TypeCopyright holder unknown
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