Miscellaneous letters and memoranda, 1914-1915
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- (fol. 1) Comments by Sir Reginald Brade on the royal message to parliament concerning mobilization, 4 Aug. 1914
- (fol. 5) Statement on state insurance scheme against war risks made by Lloyd George in the House of Commons, 4 Aug. 1914
- (fol. 12) Copies of electoral truce agreements between the parties, and copies of correspondence about them, Aug. 1914-Oct. 1917
- (fol. 39) Printed Supplement to the Monthly Navy List, Sept. 1914
- (fol. 50) Letters and memoranda about propaganda in neutral countries, Oct.-Dec. 1914
- (fol. 80) Memorandum by Winston Churchill on fleet distribution, (?) at the outbreak of the war, Oct. 1914
- (fol. 82) Letter and statistical tables from Augustine Birrell giving figures of emigration from Ireland, Oct. 1914
- (fol. 86) Minute from Asquith on conveyance of information to the press, Oct. 1914.
- (fol. 90) Letter from Herbert Samuel (with enclosures) on the need to announce what measures are being taken against the danger of invasion, Nov. 1914
- (fol. 97) Memorandum on War Office contracts; another entitled 'The Contracts Branch and its Functions'; and a third on the new committee on contracts set up later, Nov. 1914 and (2) n.d.
- (fol. 125) Letters and printed matter connected with Lord Alfred Douglas's persecution of Asquith apropos the case of Robert Ross, Nov. 1914-Jan. 1916
- (fol. 166) Two reports by B.P. Blackett on purchase of war supplies in the United States, Nov. 1914; memorandum by Sir George Paish on economic relations with the United States, n.d., but probably late 1914
- (fol. 194) Admiralty minute circulated privately to the press about need for secrecy with regard to the loss of ships, etc., Dec. 1914
- (fol. 196) Memorandum by Sir Eric Drummond on food supplies for Belgium, Dec. 1914; also another on trading with the enemy as related to Belgium, n.d.
- (fol. 203) Memorandum, signed 'M', on the situation in Austria, Dec. 1914
- (fol. 205) Undated sheet of statistics headed 'Cost of War Pensions and Allowances'
- (fol. 206) Letters from Sir John French and copies of letters to him in Jan. 1915 from Lord Kitchener and General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, Jan.-May 1915
- (fol. 232) Memorandum by Winston Churchill on army organisation, Jan. 1915
- (fol. 238) Memorandum by General Sir Douglas Haig, entitled 'Expansion of the British army in the field', Jan. 1915
- (fol. 240) A letter from Thomas Gibson Bowles on need for an enquiry into losses at sea, and an unsigned memorandum headed 'Enemy Submarines', Jan.-Feb. 1915
- (fol. 245) Memorandum by Walter Runciman on the American Ship Purchase Bill, Feb. 1915
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