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Miscellaneous letters and memoranda on the Irish Question, 1916-1920

MS. Asquith 45
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) Correspondence concerning the vacancy created by the retirement of Lord Chief Baron Palles, James O'Connor's application for his position, and the decision not to fill, June 1916
  2. (fol. 10) Memorandum by Lord Robert Cecil opposing the granting of Home Rule, June 1916
  3. (fol. 15) Two papers, one undated, the other endorsed in Asquith's hand 'Ireland, R.C., 29 June 1916', on reservations from the powers of an Irish parliament, n.d. and June 1916
  4. (fol. 17) Two papers relating to the vacancy in the Lord Lieutenancy of Co. Longford, July 1916
  5. (fol. 20) Memorandum by Redmond deploring the delay in publishing the text of the Home Rule Bill, July 1916
  6. (fol. 22) Letters concerning the vacancy in the Lord Lieutenancy of Co.Tyrone, Sept.-Nov. 1916
  7. (fol. 29) Memorandum by Lord Wimborne suggesting a possible basis for a compromise solution to the Irish problem, Oct. 1916
  8. (fol. 35) Memorandum by Wimborne on danger of a further Irish rising and measures necessary to avert it, Feb. 1917
  9. (fol. 42) Copy of Lloyd George's letter to Sir Horace Plunkett and two other (printed) papers relating to the Irish Convention, Feb.-Mar. 1918. (See also MS. Asquith 37, for letters of Lord Granard to Asquith on this subject, and MS. Asquith 136)
  10. (fol. 56) Papers relating to the Irish question in 1920; including a 'Letter to a Coalition Liberal'; papers by or about Sir Horace Plunkett and Dominion status for Ireland; a printed pamphlet The Irish case considered by H. Harrison; and notes by W.M.R. Pringle on 'The dealings with Home Rule [from Jan. 1914] down to the Report of the Convention and the enactment of Conscription', Feb.-Mar. 1920


  • Creation: 1916-1920


136 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Asquith 45