10th January, 1929
PERSONAL AND CONFIDENTIAL
My dear P.M.,
I went to a dinner at the American Embassy on the night after I returned. It was an affair of twenty men representing a wide variety of interests, to welcome McCormick, the Editor-Proprietor of the 'Chicago Tribune' , which, as you probably know, is the most influential middle west (Chicago) paper in the States-and the most anti-British. McCormick is a young  and ignorant fellow which, I should think, has never yet stopped him from expressing an opinion on any subject.
The Ambassador  and his staff are always very cordial and the function was an interesting one.
Lord Lloyd  has played up very well indeed in the matter of looking after the several Australians to whom I have given introductions to him. In particular he has been most helpful and kind to J. M. Niall , whom he had to stay at The Residency for a week as well as arranging for him to be put up at The Residency at Khartoum, and other arrangements for his interest and comfort.
As Lloyd said to me when he was in London a few months ago-we should have no hesitation in giving prominent Australians introductions to him. He is a good Empire welder and always sends people away with a good opinion of themselves-and of him. He makes a point of taking them into a quiet corner and asking them in his husky voice what is the real truth about so-and-so!
I don't quite see in what direction Lloyd's future lies unless he gets the Viceroyship of India.  He is 50 this year and is a man of unceasing energy and ambition. He wants India very badly and I should think would be a good man for the job. I can't see him as Governor-General of either Australia or Canada as he would have the utmost difficulty in effacing himself and would eat his heart out at not being able to influence events. He is married to (I think) a cousin of Lord Lascelles, who is quite adequate in every way, and thinks, which is very right and proper, that he is the best thing that has ever been produced. 
I enclose cuttings that may interest you, with regard to Barclays Bank opening up in Canada, and Sir D. Fraser's  views as to the long term trend of money rates. Also a 'Hankey'  cutting, and a 'Times' review of Lady Bailey's wonderful flight. 
You will be amused to hear that Wilkins has named a strait in Graham Land after me. The Naval Hydrographer asked me if I wanted it to go on the Admiralty Charts as R.G. Casey Strait so that there would be no doubt about it! 
I am, Yours sincerely, R.G. CASEY