39 Ibid. 40 NLW MS. 20,439C, no. 1839, D. Lloyd George to Dame Margaret Lloyd-George, 19 December 1924. 41 NLW MS. 20,440C, no. 1841, Lloyd George to Dame Margaret, 2 January 1925. 42 Bennett, op. cit., 339. 43 Quoted in John Campbell, Lloyd George: the Goat in the Wilderness, 1922-1931 (London, 1977), 78. 44 British Library, C. P. Scott Papers, diary entry for 5 January 1924. 45 Bennett, op. cit., 368. 46 Ibid., 349-50 47 Newcastle-upon-Tyne University Library, Walter Runciman Papers 204, Margot Asquith to Runciman, 11 December 1925. 48 A. J. P. Taylor (ed.), Lloyd George: a Diary by Frances Stevenson (London, 1971), 246, diary entry for 21 May 1926. 49 Bennett, op. cit., 369. 50 Tom Clarke, My Lloyd George Diary (London, 1939), 42. 51 Ibid., 214. 52 Ibid., 2. 53 I am extremely grateful to my colleague Mr. Graham C.G. Thomas, Senior Assistant Archivist, who very kindly drew my attention to these letters.