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The Royal African Society, founded in memory of Mary Kingsley is non-political and has the following aims:

To stimulate interest at home and abroad in African problems and conditions.

To keep in touch with those who are engaged in African affairs whether in administration, law, public health, trade, industry, agriculture or other scientific pursuits and assist them, in every practicable way to deal with the problems arising in their particular spheres of activity.

To investigate the institutions, customs, religions, antiquities, history and languages of the Native races of Africa.

To facilitate the commercial and industrial development of Africa in the manner best fitted to harmonise the progress of its inhabitants with the welfare of the rest of the world.

The Head Offices of the Society and its Library, from which Members are entitled to the free loan of books, are in London at the Imperial Institute, South Kensington.

Members are entitled to the use of the libraries of the following societies and institutions: The Imperial Institute, The Royal Empire Society, The Royal Geographical Society, The International Institute of African Languages and Cultures, The Royal Institute of International Affairs.

The Society's quarterly Journal, which is included in the annual subscription, holds a high place in current literature. In dealing with every aspect of African life and development it endeavours to encourage and facilitate the exchange of information; and is designed not only to interest those living and working in Africa but also to foster the study of African affairs in all parts of the world. It is non-political; and while seeking to maintain a scientific outlook, aims specially at keeping the human interest in the forefront. Supplements to the Journal on subjects of special interest are published from time to time during the


At the Society's monthly dinners, held in the Royal Empire Society's headquarters (price 68. per head) Members and their friends are addressed by persons entitled to speak with authority on African questions. For Members resident in the United Kingdom the annual subscription is £1 108. and for those residing in Africa or elsewhere £1. The Life Membership is £25, and £15 for those over 50 years of age.

Members of Public Schools, Universities, etc., may become Associate Members at a special subscription of 10s. per annum up to and including their 23rd year.

Members and Associates are entitled to attend and to introduce visitors to the dinners and social functions of the Society.

Forms of application for membership may be obtained from the Secretary.


The Corona Club was founded by Mr. Chamberlain in 1900 with the object of providing an annual opportunity for Officers on leave from the Colonies to meet socially with each other, the members of the Colonial Office, and retired officers of the Colonial Service.

In pursuance of this idea, an Annual Colonial Service Dinner is held, usually about the second or third week in June, under the presidency of the Secretary of State for the Colonies for the time being. The dinner concludes with a short speech by the Secretary of State, after which those present are enabled to move freely about and converse with the Secretary of State and with each other.

Membership of the Club is open to all past and present members of the Government service in the Colonies, Protectorates and Mandated Territories administered by the Colonial Office, and of the Colonial Office itself and the Office of the Crown Agents for the Colonies, irrespective of rank.

The annual subscription to the Club is 5s., which goes towards printing, clerical assistance and other necessary expenses, any balance being devoted to reduction of the cost of the dinner. A compounded payment of £2 2s. secures life membership of the Club.

Full particulars may be obtained from the Honorary Secretary, C. J. Jeffries, C.M.G., O.B.E., Colonial Office.


President-A. C. Matthew.
Vice-President-H. W. Horner.
Secretary-A. G. Baynham, M.C.

The Association had its origin in the proposal of the Planters' Association of Ceylon to establish a branch in London, and was formed in 1888 for the purpose of acting, in correspondence with the public bodies in Ceylon, for the protection and furtherance of the general interests of that Colony.

All residents in the United Kingdom interested in Ceylon are invited to become members of the Association, the annual individual subscription being 17. 18., and in the case of Firms and Companies in proportion to interests represented.

The Offices at 11, Idol Lane, Eastcheap, E.C.3, where the Ceylon newspapers and other publications connected with the Colony are taken in, are daily open to members. The affairs of the Association are managed by the Council.

The office-bearers and the Council are elected annually in general meeting.
Membership: Companies and Agencies, 196; Private Members, 307.
11, Idol Lane, Eastcheap, E.C.3.
Telephone-Mansion House 4110.


The Association of British Malaya was formed in May, 1920, and is composed of persons living and who have lived in the Malay Peninsula and who are connected with British Malaya by professional or commercial ties. Members must be British subjects. The Association absorbed the London membership of the Straits Settlements Association which had existed for many years.

The Objects of the Association are:

To form a powerful body of opinion on all subjects of public interest in British Malaya and to represent that opinion wherever it is likely to carry most weight. To support the best ideals and traditions of British Administration, both in the Straits Settlements and in the Malay States.

To support all sound proposals for the clear benefit of the Colony or the Malay States, whether they emanate from those charged with the Administration or otherwise.

To represent and, if possible, secure remedies for real grievances affecting considerable interests. To keep in close touch with all interests in British Malaya, such as Tin Mining and the Smelting of Tin Ore, Rubber Planting and all other forms of Agriculture, Mercantile, Shipping and Banking interests, Legal opinion, Chinese affairs, the managements of all classes of labour, the welfare of the Malay population and questions of Health and Education.

To establish locally a corresponding Committee with an equal representation from the Colony and from the Malay States who shall advise on all questions that may arise in respect of any of the above interests and who shall keep the Association fully informed of all facts and arguments connected therewith.

President-Sir Arnold Robinson.

Secretary-Oliver Marks, C.M. G., Haymarket Court, 31, Haymarket, S. W. 1.


Established circa 1750. Incorporated by Royal Charter, August 4th, 1904.
Telegrams: "Carib. London."


Telephone: Royal 1188 (2 lines).

Vice-Presidents-His Grace The Duke of Atholl, K.T., G.C.V.O., C.B., D.S.O.; The Rt. Hon. The Lord Olivier, P.C., K.C.M.G., C.B.

Chairman-Lieut.-Colonel Ivan Davson, O.B.E.

Deputy-Chairman J. Gordon Miller.

Treasurers-Sir Alfred Sherlock, T. Greenwood, C. W. Gurney and H. J. J. Freeman.

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The West India Committee is an incorporated association of Planters. Merchants, and others interested in the British West Indies, British Guiana and British Honduras. The object of the West India Committee is to promote the general welfare of those Colonies, and by united action to further their interests. Only British subjects are eligible for membership.

The West India Committee, which represents Trinidad and Tobago as trade representatives in this country, also acts as the representative in Great Britain of various West Indian organisations, having for their object the welfare of their colonies, notably the Jamaica Tourist Trade Development Board and the Barbados Publicity Committee.

The annual subscription for membership is £1 5s. Od. or $6 for individuals and £3 38. Od. for firms, companies and associations, which entitles the subscriber to receive The West India Committee Circular. Subscription for Life Membership, for individuals, is £15 15s. Od. There is no entrance fee.

The West India Committee Rooms are conveniently situated upon the first floor at 14, Trinity Square, London, E.C.3, near Mark Lane Station upon the Metropolitan and District Railways, and form a useful rendezvous for ladies and gentlemen from the West Indies when they visit their merchants in the City. Writing materials are provided, and in addition to all Official Gazettes, Parliamentary Papers, etc., all the West Indian newspapers are, through the courtesy of their editors, filed. There is also a comprehensive West Indian Reference Library.

Antigua, Mrs. W. M. McDonald; R. S. D. Goodwin,
O.B.E.; Miss L. Scott Johnston.

Barbados, Hon. J. H. Wilkinson; His Hon. Sir
Harold Austin, O.B.E.

Bermuda, Major The Hon. Sir S. S. Spurling,
C.M.G., O.B.E., V.D.
British Guiana, B. H. Bayley.
British Honduras, P. S. Woods.
Dominica, H. H. V. Whitchurch.

Honorary Correspondents.

For particulars of membership, application should be made to the Secretary, The West India Committee, 14, Trinity Square, London, E.C. 3.

Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, P.C., K.G.

Rt. Hon. J. Milne Barbour, P.C., J.P., D.L., M.P.
The Rt. Hon. R. B. Bennett, P.C., K.C.
Earl of Bessborough, P.C., G.C.M.G.
Lt.-Gen. H.H. Maharaja of Bikaner,

The Earl of Home, K.T.

The Hon. G. M. Huggins.

Rt. Hon. L. S. Amery, M.P.
Major The Hon. J. J. Astor, M.P.
The Duchess of Atholl, D.B.E.
Rt. Hon. C. R. Attlee, M.P.

The Marquess of Lothian, C.H.

The Rt. Hon. Lord Lugard, G.C.M.G.

Lt.-Gen. Lord Baden-Powell, G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., The Rt. Hon. J. A. Lyons, P.C., C.H.
K.C.B., LL.D.

Sir John Maffey, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.C.V.O.
Ernest Makower.

(Incorporated by Royal Charter.)

G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., G.B.E., K.C.B.
Field-Marshal Lord Birdwood, G.C.B.,
G.C.S.I., G.C.V.O., D.S.O.

The Rt. Hon. S. M. Bruce, P.C., C.H., M.C.
W. A. Bulkeley-Evans, C.B.E., LL.D.
Colonel Sir W. R. Campion, K.C.M.G., D.S.O.
The Archbishop of Canterbury.

Sir Burton Chadwick, Bart.

Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, P.C., C.H., M.P.

Vice-Patron-H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught, K.G.
President-H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, K.G.


H. V. Cobb, C.S.I., C.I.E., C.B.E.
Lord Denman, P.C., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.
Earl of Derby, K.G., G.C.B., G.C.V.O.

The Hon. Sir Patrick Duncan, G.C.M.G., K.C.

The Rt. Hon. G. W. Forbes, P.C.

The Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George, O.M., M.P.
J. R. Hobhouse.

M. W. Allison.

Cyril Bavin, O.B.E.

J. G. Bridges.


Richard Jebb, M.A., J.P.

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, Bt., G.C.B.,

K.C.V.O., C.M.G., D.S.O.

Rt. Hon. W. L. Mackenzie King, P.C., C.M.G.

Lt.-Col. E. ff. W. Lascelles, C.B.E.

Vice-Admiral Hon. W. S. Leveson Gower, C.B.,


The Earl of Liverpool, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.B.E.

Grenada, Hon. C. F. P. Renwick, O.B.E.; J. H. V.

Jamaica, The Jamaica Imperial Association.
St. Kitts, E. S. Delisle, J.P.; G. C. Johnson, I.S.O.
St. Lucia, Hon. G. McGregor Peter.
St. Vincent, Hon. P. W. Verrall, A. K. Briant.
Tobago, K. Reid; John B. Murray.
Trinidad, T. I. Potter, M.B. E., J.P.
Canada, A. N. Jones.

Rt. Hon. Viscount Goschen, P.C., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.,
C.B.E., Chairman.

Rt. Hon. Sir John Tilley, P.C., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.,

C.V., Vice-Chairman.

Rt. Hon. Sir George Clerk, G.C.M.G., C.B.

H. G. Cree, J.P.

N. F. Graham Donaldson.

F. Gahan.

Robertson F. Gibb.

Rt. Hon. Lord Lloyd of Dolobran, P.C., G.C.S.I.,
G.C.I.E., D.S.O.

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J. C. Patteson.

The Countess of Plymouth.

Sir Abdul Qadir.

Hon. Mrs. Robert Dudley Ryder.
Sardar Bahadur Sardah Mohan Singh.
Brig. Gen. R. F. Sorsbie, C.B., C.S.I., C.I.E.


List of Officials.

Sir Evelyn Wrench, C.M.G., LL.D., Director-General | P. Crawshaw, Travelling Secretary. and Secretary.

J. Sweetland, Group Secretary.

Lady Wrench, C.B.E., Hon. Controller.
Duncan A. Stirling, Hon. Treasurer.
E. Rice, O.B.E., Deputy Secretary.

Lt.-Commander B. Wemyss-Gorman, R.N.R.,
Advertisement Manager.

E. W. Pither, M.C., Financial Secretary.

F. G. Deverill, Reception Secretary.

J. A. Hutton, Assistant Development Secretary.

Lady Stephenson.
Duncan A. Stirling.

Sir Edward Stubbs, G.C.M.G.
William Teeling.

Major Hanns Vischer, C.M.G., C.B.E.
The Marchioness of Willingdon, C.I., G.B.E.

Cyril Bavin, Esq., O.B.E., Honorary Secretary Migration Bureau.

Solicitors-Messrs. Ralph Bond & Rutherford.
Auditors-Messrs. Layton-Bennett & Co.
Bankers-Messrs. Coutts & Co.

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J. M. Woodruff, Travel Manager.

R. C. Samet, Club Manager.

E. Trower, Asst. Reception Secretary.

Headquarters-Over-Seas House, St. James's, London, S.W.1.
Telegrams " Ovazeeleag, Piccy, London."
Telephone-Regent 5051.


The Over-Seas League is a non-party society of British subjects residing in all parts of the world. Its underlying motive is to promote the unity of British subjects. Its four chief objects are:

(1) To draw together in the bond of comradeship British subjects the world over.
(2) To render individual service to our Empire.

(3) To maintain the power of the Empire and to hold to its best traditions.
(4) To help one another.

Over-Seas House Annexe-Regent 7444.
Scottish Headquarters-100 Princes Street, Edinburgh.

Members' Creed.

Believing the British Empire to stand for justice, freedom, order and good government, we pledge ourselves, as citizens of the British Commonwealth of nations, to maintain the heritage handed down to us by our fathers.

The Over-Seas Club was founded on August 27th, 1910, and, in March, 1918, amalgamated with the Patriotic League of Britons Over-seas, a Society organised in 1914 for the purpose of enabling British residents in foreign countries to contribute their share towards the defence of the Empire. The Over-Seas Club was granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1922 under the name of the Over-Seas League. The Headquarters of the Over-Seas League is situated in Vernon House, 3-5, Park Place, St. James's Street, S.W.1. and 16, Arlington Street; and is known collectively as Overseas House.

In addition to the headquarters offices, the premises consist of reading, writing and smoking rooms, dining room, lecture hall, banqueting hall, billiard room, card room, drawing room, ladies' rest room, informa tion bureau, travel bureau and the usual amenities of a first-class club, including bedrooms available for members.


Membership Fees.

All Fees include "Overseas."

Liverpool Branch (5 Rumford Place)

Scotland:(Centres at 100 Princes St., Edinburgh, and 24,

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£ 8. d.


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Contributions or subscriptions should be made payable to the Over Seas League, and crossed 66 Coutts and Co."

President-H.R.H. The Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone.
Vice-President-The Dowager Countess of Jersey, D.B.E.
Chairman-The Lady Harlech.

Vice-Chairman-Sir Frederic G. Kenyon, K.G.B.E., K.C.B.
Hon. Treasurer-Lt.-Col. F. C. C. Balfour, C.I.E., C.B.E., M.C.
Secretary-Miss G. Drayton, C.B.E.

London Headquarters: 81 Cromwell Road, S.W.7.

Aims and Work.

The Victoria League was founded in April 1901, as a non-party Association of British men and women, in memory of Her Majesty the late Queen Victoria, for the purpose of promoting closer union between British Subjects living in different parts of the world.

With this object in view, the League:


1. Organises personal intercourse between individuals at home and individuals in the Dominions, Colonies and Dependencies, arranges mutual hospitality, and secures a welcome for British subjects throughout the Empire. Takes a particular interest in students coming to Great Britain from the Dominions and the Colonies.

2. Acts as a centre for the collection and distribution of information, spreads knowledge and interest with regard to places and conditions in the Empire by means of Lectures and by the Circulation of Books and Newspapers.

3. Carries out similar work amongst the rising generation by Picture Talks, Essay Competitions, and other means, and by promoting Correspondence between schools and individual children, at home and in the Dominions.

The League co-operates, for purposes in accordance with its aims, with other bodies of a similar character.

Established in 1898. Registered under the Companies Acts on May 11th, 1898.
Telegraphic Address: “ 'Arawaks, London." Telephone No.: "Whitehall, 1906."
President-Sir Algernon Aspinall, K. C.M.G., C.B.E.

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Hon. Secretary-Capt. F. F. C. Messum.
Assistant Hon. Secretary-G. J. Dent.

Hon. Treasurers-Alexander Elder and Harold L. Q. Henriques.
Bankers-Barclays Bank (Dominions, Colonial and Overseas) Ltd.
The Objects of the West Indian Club are:-

(1) To bring persons interested in the West Indies and British Guiana together, in order to promote the discussion and consideration of questions affecting those Colonies.

(2) To further the interests of the West Indies and British Guiana by providing headquarters for associated action, not political, but social.

(3) To afford facilities for organising, in connection with the West Indies and British Guiana, Cricket Matches and other kindred amusements recognised by our English Universities and Public Schools.

(4) The doing of all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.

Rates of Subscription.

Members resident within a radius of 50 miles of London (Charing Cross)
Members resident in the British Isles outside a radius of 50 miles of London
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Subscriptions to this Club can be paid at any branch of the Barclays Bank (Dominion, Colonial and Overseas), Ltd., the Roval Bank of Canada, the Bank of Nova Scotia, or the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

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