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Miscellaneous letters and memoranda, 1913-1914

MS. Asquith 25
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) Papers relating to procedure (especially with regard to the Home Rule Bill) under the Parliament Act in 1913, Mar.-Apr. 1913
  2. (fol. 25) Correspondence between Sydney Buxton and F.M. Ponsonby about a new British order, Apr. 1913
  3. (fol. 28) Dispatch from Sir William E. Goschen at Berlin, enclosing a report by Sir Francis Oppenheimer on German Government loans, June 1913
  4. (fol. 49) Memoranda by Colonel Seely and Sir John French on rifle rearmament, July 1913
  5. (fol. 56) Papers on land reform and Liberal land policy, Sept.-Dec. 1913
  6. (fol. 78) Letters concerning a visit of French Senators and Deputies to England, proposed (but later abandoned) by the House of Commons Commercial Committee, Dec. 1913-Feb. 1914
  7. (fol. 130) Letters and papers relating to the cabinet controversy over the Naval estimates, Jan. 1914.
  8. (fol. 178) Memorandum by Sir John Simon on the question of whether the Prime Minister is liable to a penalty by being present in the House of Commons during question time and making a statement at its end, Apr. 1914
  9. (fol. 182) Two War Office memoranda, 'The Army Staff System' and 'Troops from South Africa', Apr.1914
  10. (fol. 186) Letter from Admiral Lord Fisher enclosing a printed paper entitled 'The Oil Engine and the Submarine', Apr. 1914. Inside this is attached an undated letter from Fisher to Asquith on overseas attack upon the British Isles, the Channel Tunnel, and insurance of British shipping in war-time (?May 1913)
  11. (fol. 201) Letters from Colonel Maurice Hankey and Sir John Simon about the prohibition of export of gold and bullion, 1 Aug. 1914
  12. (fol. 205) Papers relating to currency questions on the eve of war, 2, 3 Aug. 1914


  • Creation: 1913-1914


224 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Asquith 25