Printed government papers, 1886, 1892-1894, 1901, 1906-1916
Chiefly papers printed for Cabinet use, White Papers, Bills and related documents, but including some Committee of Imperial Defence papers (but not minutes of meetings, which are in MS. Asquith 132) and papers printed for the Colonial Defence Committee, Colonial Office etc. The date at the head of the paper has normally been taken for the purpose of placing it in the series. This date is usually the same as, or a day or two later than, the date of writing. In cases of papers bearing no date at the head the printer's date at the end has been used for purpose of placement, except in the few cases in which the date of writing is much earlier than the date of printing. In these the date of writing has been followed, as it has in others which have neither a date at the head nor a printer's date. If none of these three dates is present, the document has been placed in accordance with internal evidence of dating. In cases where annotations have been found on a paper that paper has been included even when an unannotated duplicate is also present.
- 1886, 1892-1894, 1901, 1906-1916
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Asquith 95-132