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Miscellaneous letters and memoranda, 1909-1910

MS. Asquith 23
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) Papers concerning charges made by Admiral Lord Charles Beresford against the Admiralty, Oct. 1909, and open letters from him to Asquith about British naval defences, Sept. 1910
  2. (fol. 54) Memorandum by John Burns on the Housing and Town Planning Bill, Nov. 1909
  3. (fol. 58) Papers relating to the veto resolutions and the Parliament Bill, including dispatches to the King; memoranda by Sir Edward Grey and Winston Churchill (including the former's proffered resignation of Mar. 1910); drafts of statements in the House by Asquith; opinions on the feasibility of a referendum on the House of Lords question; letters about the Rosebery resolutions on House of Lords reform; papers concerning the Constitutional Conference (June-Nov. 1910), the dissolution of Nov. 1910, the proposals for the creation of peers, and the Bill itself in 1911, and other matters, Dec. 1909-[?Aug.] 1911
  4. (fol. 200) Telegrams concerning the date of the dissolution and first polling of the Jan. 1910 General Election, Dec. 1909
  5. (fol. 207) Papers relating to small land-holdings in Scotland sent by the Master of Elibank, Jan. 1910
  6. (fol. 258) Letters of Lords Morley and Wolverhampton about the latter's probable 'resignation', Feb.-Aug. 1910
  7. (fol. 266) A memorandum by Morley and another forwarded by Curzon arguing against the appointment of Lord Kitchener as Viceroy of India, June 1910
  8. (fol. 290) A memorandum by Sir Rufus Isaacs on the position of the Monarch with regard to taxation, June 1910
  9. (fol. 298) Two papers about the Osborne Judgment, one an account of a discussion on it by the Scottish Liberal Association conference, the other a letter by Pease enclosing a printed paper by Harold Storey about it, Oct. 1910
  10. (fol. 304) 'Memo. as to the advisability of receiving a Deputation on the Opium question from the Colonial point of view',? Oct. 1910


  • Creation: 1909-1910


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Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Asquith 23