Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Basil Sheridan

Although after Eton he was educated at Balliol, Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (1909-45; 4th Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, succeeded father in 1930) happened for a time to be a pupil of Harrod, who described him as, "in some respects, the most brilliant one I ever had". He was a member of the Indian Franchise Committee (1932), parliamentary private secretary to Marquess of Lothian (1932) and to Halifax (1932-36), parliamentary under-secretary of state for the colonies (1937-40) and director of Empire Division of the Ministry of Information (1941-42). He was sent on special mission abroad for the Ministry of Information (from 1942). Harrod was his guest at Clandeboye, Northern Ireland, in September 1935, April 1936 (probably working on the proofs of the Trade Cycle) and September 1937.

See list of letters .

Source: www ; R. F. Harrod, "Randolph in Oxford", in K. Halle, Randolph Churchill. The Young Unpretender. Essays by His Friends (London: Heinemann, 1971).

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