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Miscellaneous letters and memoranda, 1914-1915

MS. Asquith 26

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  1. (fol. 1) Comments by Sir Reginald Brade on the royal message to parliament concerning mobilization, 4 Aug. 1914
  2. (fol. 5) Statement on state insurance scheme against war risks made by Lloyd George in the House of Commons, 4 Aug. 1914
  3. (fol. 12) Copies of electoral truce agreements between the parties, and copies of correspondence about them, Aug. 1914-Oct. 1917
  4. (fol. 39) Printed Supplement to the Monthly Navy List, Sept. 1914
  5. (fol. 50) Letters and memoranda about propaganda in neutral countries, Oct.-Dec. 1914
  6. (fol. 80) Memorandum by Winston Churchill on fleet distribution, (?) at the outbreak of the war, Oct. 1914
  7. (fol. 82) Letter and statistical tables from Augustine Birrell giving figures of emigration from Ireland, Oct. 1914
  8. (fol. 86) Minute from Asquith on conveyance of information to the press, Oct. 1914.
  9. (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
  10. (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.
  11. (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
  12. (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
  13. (fol. 194) Admiralty minute circulated privately to the press about need for secrecy with regard to the loss of ships, etc., Dec. 1914
  14. (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.
  15. (fol. 203) Memorandum, signed 'M', on the situation in Austria, Dec. 1914
  16. (fol. 205) Undated sheet of statistics headed 'Cost of War Pensions and Allowances'
  17. (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
  18. (fol. 232) Memorandum by Winston Churchill on army organisation, Jan. 1915
  19. (fol. 238) Memorandum by General Sir Douglas Haig, entitled 'Expansion of the British army in the field', Jan. 1915
  20. (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
  21. (fol. 245) Memorandum by Walter Runciman on the American Ship Purchase Bill, Feb. 1915


  • 1914-1915


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MS. Asquith 26

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