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Reference LG
Covering dates 1882 - 1945
Held by Parliamentary Archives
Extent 1054 boxes88 volumes
Archival history On his death in 1945, Lloyd-George bequeathed his political papers to his wife, Frances Stevenson. In 1951, acting on a tip-off from Stanley Morison, the newpaper magnate Max Beaverbrook bought the papers for £15,000, when he heard that the Countess Lloyd-George was considering selling them to The Times. Beaverbrook totally restricted access to the papers until he had completed his own researches into the records. He commissioned his ex-employee, Frank Owen, to produce a biography of Lloyd-George, but the resultant work, Tempestuous Journey was disappointing to both men.
Following the acquisition of the papers, Sheila Lambert (later Mrs Geoffrey Elton), a graduate trainee at Express Newspapers who had already catalogued Beaverbrook's collection of the Bonar Law archive, was set to work cataloguing the Lloyd-George papers. She devised her own system of arrangement. Many years later, she discovered part of an old catalogue with the original file numbers which must have been used during Lloyd-George's lifetime. She also embarked on the mammoth task of indexing both sets of papers by name and subject with the aid of two assistants. To avoid death duties, Beaverbrook sold the papers to London Express Newspapers in 1954. In the late 1950s, Beaverbrook planned to endow the library of the University of New Brunswick, Canada, with the papers, which were packed up for an Atlantic crossing. Beaverbrook then changed his mind, realising he needed them in England for his own books. He subsequently produced his own biography of Lloyd-George in 1963, drawing on the papers, the flawed The Decline and Fall of Lloyd-George.
After this they lead a migratory existence, often being kept in cramped conditions in a basement in the Evening Standard building, in store-rooms or, once, on the management floor of the Daily Express and finally at Beaverbrook's house at Cherkley, where Beaverbrook decided to create an archives centre to be opened to historical researchers after his death. Preparations began in 1962 and continued in 1963. The cinema was first designated as the centre but Beaverbrook changed his mind again and two first floor rooms were used instead. After Beaverbrook's death in 1964, the papers were moved to store rooms in Hays Wharf where they remained until 1967, when they were transferred with Beaverbrook's other manuscript collections to the Beaverbrook Library in Fleet Street.
In 1971 they were sold again to the First Beaverbrook Foundation. The Library closed on 27 March 1975.
Source of acquisition Transferred from the Beaverbrook Library in April 1975.
Creators George, David Lloyd, 1863-1945, 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, statesman
Arrangement The papers have been indexed and calendared in full until the end of 1922, after which the catalogue rapidly falls into file listing and even box listing only. The documents have generally been arranged according to types of correspondence and papers. The types of correspondence are: semi-official, special (usually of ministers and prominent officials), foreign, general, and Cabinet notes. The papers have been separated into semi-official and Cabinet papers, domestic and foreign general papers and lastly speeches and biographical notes. These headings have been modified to suit circumstances; A, F and G have no 'semi-official' sections, and 'secretariat' sections have been added to F and G.
The correspondence and papers have been divided into nine main series corresponding to the divisions of Lloyd George's career.
Related information Most of Lloyd George's personal and family papers are deposited in the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth.

Administrative history:
David Lloyd George was born in Manchester on 17th January, 1863, and eighteen months later, on the death of his father, his mother moved back to her native home in Caernarvonshire, settling in Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth. Lloyd George first entered Parliament in 1890 as Liberal Member of Parliament for Caernarvon Boroughs, a seat he held for almost 55 years; and he never forgot his Welsh origins. He was created Earl of Dwyfor, Viscount Gwynedd, only three months before he died [26th March 1945].
The first four years at Westminster were devoted to local Welsh politics. The Boer war brought him into wider national and international politics when he stood out as a 'pro-Boer', and attacked the war. When the Liberals came into power in 1905 he was appointed President of the Board of Trade, and remained continuously in the Cabinet until his downfall from the Premiership in 1922.
The first four years at Westminster were devoted to local Welsh politics. The Boer War brought him into wider national and international politics when he stood out as 'pro-Boer' and attacked the war. In December 1905, when Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman formed a Liberal administration, Lloyd George was appointed to the Cabinet as president of the Board of Trade, post which he retained until 1908, when he was appointed Chancellor of The Exchequer by the new Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith.
The resignation of Admiral Fisher in 1915 forced Asquith to reconstruct the government on a coalition basis and admit the Conservatives. In the new administration, Lloyd George became Minister of Munitions.
After the accidental death of Kitchener, Lloyd George was appointed to the position of Secretary of State for War in June 1916, post which he held only for five months. There was undoubtedly widespread uneasiness at Asquith's conduct of affairs, particularly in the Conservative Party. Asquith was manoeuvred into resigning on December 5 and was replaced two days later by Lloyd George. He was supported by the leading Conservatives, but the most prominent Liberal ministers resigned with Asquith. He resigned from the Premiership in 1922.



Prime Minister  LG/F  1916 - 1922

254 boxes

Contents:
The Prime Ministerial papers have been arranged slightly differently from the other series, as all the political correspondence, whether official, semi-official or private, has been kept together (48 boxes). In addition, for LG/F and LG/G, there is a separate 'secretariat' section which contains the transactions of 'the Garden Suburb', Lloyd George's private secretarial organisation, which he set up on becoming Prime Minister (there are 31 boxes in LG/F and 10 in LG/G). This includes, for convenience, papers of other private secretaries as well as those of 'the Garden Suburb' as they frequently overlap. The correspondence and minutes to the Prime Minister of Professor Walter Adams (which take up ten boxes), for example, covers the day to day work of the Irish Convention, 1917-1918.
The political correspondence section contains files for every Cabinet Minister and other members of the government, and anyone of importance in an official position. These files provide information on a whole range of topics on the domestic as well as the foreign front, including industrial relations, Labour affairs, party organisation - or the lack of it, electoral reform and devolution. There is a separate section of foreign correspondence with diplomats and ambassadors, arranged in alphabetical order of the various countries (14 boxes).
Series F contains the largest number of semi-official and official papers, including Cabinet papers and Cabinet notes - 133 boxes in all. There are nearly all the War Cabinet minutes until 1919, minutes of the Imperial Conferences, 1917 and 1921, and of the Peace Conference and subsequent international conferences. Many of these papers are not available at the Public Record Office. Naturally, they are particularly important for all topics relating to foreign affairs, war-aims, peace-moves, the post-war conferences, separations and of course the Irish negotiations.
The last 16 boxes in this section contain a valuable collection of papers concerning deputations. They consist of verbatim transcripts of the proceedings when most of the important deputations were received by Lloyd George, together with related correspondence and papers. The deputations were from the Trade Union Congress and individual trade unions, the Labour Party, Employers Associations, local authorities, the colonies, temperance organisations and other miscellaneous bodies.
The final 24 boxes of LG/F contain the notes and briefs for Lloyd George's speeches made between 1917 and 1922.

Correspondence  LG/F/1  [n.d.]

John C.H. Gordon, 1st Marquess Aberdeen  LG/F/1/1  [n.d.]

Aberdeen, Hotel Vendome, Boston, Mass., to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/1/1/1  27 Dec 1916

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Congratulations on the Premiership. Puts forward proposal to raise regiments in Ireland to fight with the French. His work in connection with the Womens Health Assoc. of Ireland in America. Denies that he is a pacifist - rumours arose because of his attendance at a dinner in support of the "League to enforce peace after the war". Approves Lloyd George's speech of Dec.19th.

Aberdeen, Womens National Health Assoc., of Ireland, New York, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/1/1/2  20 July 1917

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Defends himself against complaints about his absence from home, in view of his Lord Lieutcy of Aberdeenshire. His and Lady Aberdeen's work in America and Ireland. Reminds Lloyd George of the similar plots which led to his removal from the Lord Lieutcy. of Ireland. Enclosed letter (not in file) from a Perth business man which proves the value of his work.

Aberdeen, 115 Eaton Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/1/3  20 Nov 1918

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Asks for a personal interview.

'Marchioness of Aberdeen.' Typescript anonymous set of verses about Lady Aberdeen.  LG/F/1/1/4  Undated

William Adamson  LG/F/1/2  [n.d.]

Typescript anonymous set of verses about Lady Aberdeen, to Adamson.  LG/F/1/2/1  10 Feb 1919

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Enclosed (not in file) King's Speech for opening of Parliament.

Typescript anonymous set of verses about Lady Aberdeen, to Adamson.  LG/F/1/2/2  23 Nov 1920

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Related information: For letters from Adamson to Lloyd George and Edmund Talbot to Adamson, 11 Feb 1921, see LG/F/17/2/5

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In reply to Letter of 9 Nov about Dr. Mannix; Government unable to reconsider their policy.

Christopher Addison, 1st Baron Addison  LG/F/1/3  [n.d.]

Christopher Addison, Pretty Corner, Northwood, to "My dear Friend and Great Chief."  LG/F/1/3/1  10 Dec 1916

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Congratulations on the fall of the Asquith government Appreciation of Lloyd George's character. Assurance of loyalty

Christopher Addison, Ministry of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/2  13 Dec 1916

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The effect of the situation in Greece on supplies of magnesite.
Enclosure R.V. Vernon, Min. of Munitions, to the Under Secretary, Foreign Office. Urgent and Confid, Typescript copy 12 Dec 1916
Enclosed memo (not in file) on imports of Magnesite.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/1/3/3  20 Dec 1916

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The importance of waterways for transport and the labour shortage on the canals. Asks that the War Council should direct that no more men should be taken from the canals for military service.
Enclosure H.A. Walker, Railway Executive Cee, Board of Trade, to Secretary, Min. of Munitions Typescript copy 7 Dec 1916
Urges that steps should be taken immediately to relieve the railways by using canals for transport of raw materials.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/3/4  23 Dec 1916

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Objects to the proposed transfer of Stevenson from the Ministry to assist Chamberlain as Director of Civil Recruitment. Stevenson's importance to the Ministry.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/3/5  11 Jan 1917

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Objections to the Ford Motor Co.'s application for a license to build a tractor factory at Cork - difficulties of labour and materials.
Minuted by Lloyd George

(J.T.Davies) to the Priv. Secretary to F. Kellaway.  LG/F/1/3/6  18 Jan 1917

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Asks Kellaway to serve on the Cee on Accomodation.

P.Barten, Min. of Munitions, to Mr. Davies.  LG/F/1/3/7  22 Jan 1917

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Kellaway agrees to serve.

Michael Heseltine, Min. of Munitions, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/3/8  7 Feb 1917

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Reply to Letter of 6th. Will inform Addison about the Cee on Pensions.

L.Werthington Evans, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/9  2 March 1917

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Refers to newspaper cutting sent by Lloyd George about 30,000,000 tons of iron ore within reach of the Stratford-on-Avon and Midland Junction Railways. Details about the ore.

C.Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/10  26 March 1917

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Suggests Lloyd George should see Norton Griffiths about Roumania.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/1/3/11  2 April 1917

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Comments on Rhondda's memo. about the establishment of a Ministry of Health.

Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Addison  LG/F/1/3/12  9 April 1917

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Asks Addison to send in writing his proposals about extending the shipbuilding programme.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/3/13  10 April 1917

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Suggests the setting up of a shipbuilding department to undertake a greatly increased programme.

Lloyd George, to Minister of Munitions.  LG/F/1/3/14  9 April 1917

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The return of the Munitions Profits Tax is most disappointing and reflects great discredit on the department responsible. Asks for an explanation.

C. Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/15  13 April 1917

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Enclosure (a) Copy of Lloyd George's minute of the 9th, (see LG/F/1/3/14)
(b) Copy of Addison's minute to Owen Smith asking for information.
(c) Copy memo. to the Minister from Owen Smith 5pp Typescript 11 April 1917
Details about the yield of the Munitions Profits Tax.

C.Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/16  27 April 1917

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Has discussed with Churchill Lloyd George's proposal that a Board should be formed to deal with mechanical aids to warfare, over which Churchill could preside. Suggests the setting up of a small 'ad hoc' committee.

J.H. Shakespeare,Baptist Union of Great Britain, Southampton Row, War Cabinet to Dr. Addison.  LG/F/1/3/17  1 May 1917

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Enclosure Note on the attitude of the Free Churches to Lloyd George 2pp Typescript

C. Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/18  7 May 1917

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Enclosure Copy of resolution of the Organisation 3 May 1917
Committee: no Parliamentary or Party information to be made public except by the authority of the Chief Whip.
Minuted "Recd. LG/15/5/17".

H.H. Piggott, Min. of Munitions, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/3/19  19 May 1917

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Returns cutting from the 'Evening Standard' sent by Lloyd George, with Addison's observations.
Enclosure: (a) Cutting from the 'Standard' criticising the absence of proper consultative machinery to prevent strikes. 14 May 1917
(b) Minute stating that employers and employed will not co-operate in forming consultative committees. Recent strikes are solely due to the need for more men for the army. 2pp Typescript

C.Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/20  21 May 1917

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Thinks the prosecution of the ten strikers should be abandoned at once, as an act of grace.

C.Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/21  4 June 1917

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Suggestions for filling the post of "Co-operator for the food controller". Question of Churchill's appointment to the Air Board. Addison's nomination to the War Cabinet. Appointment of Roberts as Minr of Pensions. A Chairman and Secretary for the Labour enquiry.

C.Addison, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/22  6 June 1917

Typescript minute

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Quotes letter from Clement Shorter:- If the Irish Convention is to succeed it must select its own President, and a free pardon must be granted to all those associated with the Easter rebellion.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/23  22 June 1917

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Position in regard to supply of tractors, in relation to the increased output of aircraft, in reply to Sir Arthur Lee's memo of 21 June.
Enclosure Memo. by A. Lee on supply of tractor ploughs. 3pp Typescript 21 June 1917
Minuted by Lloyd George
Minuted: "This will play havoc with Col. Lee's programme"

C.Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/24  22 June 1917

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Details about the delay in regard to the tractor factory at Cork.

C.Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/3/25  2 July 1917

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Result of the conference of 25 June about the supply of agricultural tractors - the work of Mr. Ford and the Cork factory.
Enclosure C. Addison, to Mr. Henry Ford. Typescript copy 2 July 1917
Thanks for Ford's help. Asks him to produce 6,000 tractors.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/26  16 July 1917

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Suggests the publication of lists of air raid casualties. Damage done in a recent raid.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Munitions, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/27  17 July 1917

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His conversations with Lloyd George. and Law about a new post. He must be a member of the War Cabinet to do the work Lloyd George wants done.

Christopher Addison, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/3/28  18 July 1917

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Apologises for his absence from Lloyd George's breakfast party.

H.H.Piggott, Min. of Munitions, to (W) Sutherland.  LG/F/1/3/29  20 July 1917

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Returns the draft without alteration. Enclosed packet of envelopes (not in file) showing names of persons to whom it should be sent.
Enclosure Draft circular letter to heads of departments about Addison's appointment as Minister of Reconstruction.
Minuted "Letters sent to Depts. mentioned LG/23/7".

Christopher Addison, 1st Baron Addison  LG/F/1/4  [n.d.]

C.Addison, Reconstruction Committee, 6a Dean's Yard, S.W.1., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/4/1  27 July 1917

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Views of a deputation of workmen from the Enfield Small Arms factory on State Control and supplies of liquor.
Enclosure: McGrath and others, The Workers Union, Enfield Lock Branch, to (Addison). Typescript copy 21 July 1917
Advocating complete state control of the liquor trade.

Christopher Addison, Reconstruction Committee, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/2  7 Aug 1917

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Suggests the termination of the reconstruction committee and the use of the services of members individually. Enclosed draft letter for Lloyd George to send.
Enclosure Draft letter from Lloyd George to members of the Reconstruction Committee thanking them for their services.

Addison, Grindleford, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/3  14 Aug 1917

Telegram. 11.58am.

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Congratulations on action taken by Lloyd George Suggests Fletcher to succeed Keogh if the latter is retiring

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, 2 Queen Anne's Gate Buildings, S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/4  13 Dec 1917

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Enclosure Draft memo. on Direction of Military Effort, and Propaganda in Allied and Enemy Countries.

C.Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/5  15 Dec 1917

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Enclosure Minute by G.M. Young of conversation with member of the Labour intelligenzia about the general war situation. 2pp Typescript

C.Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/1/4/6  4 Jan 1918

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Encloses Letter of invitation to London Liberal Federation meeting, which he means to attend. Asks for a short interview with Lloyd George to discuss Party organisation and other points.
Enclosure: S.W.Pascall and Walter Isaac, London Liberal Federation, Westminster, Priv. and Conf. Typescript circular.
Invitation to L.L.F.Reception on the 15th at which Asquith will speak.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/7  7 Jan 1918

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Wishes Harwood, head of the War Trade Statistical Dept., to be transferred to the Min. of Reconstruction.

C.Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/8  17 Jan 1918

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Enclosure Victor Fisher, British Workers League, to the Minister. Priv. and Confid. Typescript 17 Jan 1918
Thinks it inadvisable for the government to take decisive steps against those who threaten to strike, until after the Nottingham conference.
Enclosure Copies of resolutions about the Labour Party and the government which are to be considered at the conference.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/9  21 Feb 1918

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Suggestions for composition and meetings of Council of Ministers, which Lloyd George has agreed to set up to report to the War Cabinet on Reconstruction projects.
Enclosure Draft circular letter from Lloyd George appointing members of the Council.

C.Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/10  Undated

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Suggests Cecil and Thomas should be appointed to the committee on Reconstruction.

P. Barter, Min. of Reconstruction, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/4/11  26 Feb 1918

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Addison wishes for permission from Lloyd George to show a copy of the Ministry of Health Bill to certain outside authorities.
Enclosure: Copy of the Draft Ministry of Health Bill.
Minuted by Davies for Philip Kerr.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/12  4 March 1918

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Understands from Bonar Law that difficulties have arisen about the appointment of a group of Ministers to deal with Reconstruction questions. Sends new draft letter suggesting some of the topics to be dealt with by the committee.
Enclosure Draft circular letter from Lloyd George to ministers.
Corrected in Lloyd George's hand.

Lloyd George, to Addison.  LG/F/1/4/13  6 March 1918

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The composition and functions of the new Ministerial committee on Reconstruction of which Addison is to be a Member.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/14  11 March 1918

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Comments on the enclosed draft (not in file) of Spender's book about Lloyd George

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/15  12 March 1918

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Reply to letter of 6th. Is delighted that the committee has been appointed and will give all possible help.

J.T. Davies, to Dr. Addison.  LG/F/1/4/16  10 April 1918

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Related information: For draft Bill referred to see LG/F/15/4/6

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Asks Addison to serve on Ministerial Committee considering enclosed draft (not in file) of bill to confer on County Councils further powers in relation to housing of the working classes.

Percy Barter, Min. of Reconstruction, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/4/17  12 April 1918

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Addison agrees to serve on the committee.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/18  17 April 1918

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Proposes Kellaway for a certain job.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/19  13 May 1918

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Asks for Lloyd George's "hearty support" when he asks the Cabinet for leave to introduce the Ministry of Health Bill.

C.Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/20  17 May 1918

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Enclosure: Rhondda, Llanwern, Newport, Mon., to Addison Typescript copy 16 May 1918
Approves the draft bill for the creation of a Ministry of Health.

D.Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Addison.  LG/F/1/4/21  14 June 1918

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Draws attention to the article in the 'Daily Telegraph' by "Civil Service Correspondent" about neglect of home affairs by the War Cabinet. Asks if it was inspired by someone in Addison's entourage.

Christopher Addison, Pretty Corner, Northwood, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/22  15 June 1918

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Denies that he inspired the 'Telegraph' article. His views on neglect of home affairs by the Cabinet.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/1/4/23  17 June 1918

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Has made further enquiries about the article: disclaims any responsibility by his dept. for articles in newspapers on cabinet topics.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/24  7 Aug 1918

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Hopes his memo. on afforestation will be given full consideration if the War Cabinet discuss the subject in the absence of other ministers.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/25  16 Sep 1918

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Good wishes for Lloyd George's recovery from illness. The meeting at the Manchester Town Hall, Miss Stevenson's illness. Lloyd George's Salford and Blackpool speeches. Coal affairs.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/26  27 Sep 1918

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Cave's committee on land have at last accepted the proposals about land for soldiers. Wishes to see Lloyd George on the matter.
Enclosure: Summary of the proposals. 2pp Typescript

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/1/4/27  25 Oct 1918

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Complains of the piecemeal way in which reconstruction proposals are handled by the War Cabinet. Addison's Health Bill proposals. Lack of support from Lloyd George

Christopher Addison, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/28  29 Oct 1918

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Emphasises the grave dangers to the country which will result from Lloyd George's lack of attention to domestic affairs.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/29  9 Nov 1918

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Agrees with the enclosed report. Suggests the Min. of Reconstruction should be empowered to work out the details.
Enclosure: John Simon, no address, to (Addison) Duplicated copy
Report of the Wages Awards Committee.

C.Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/4/30  Undated [22 Nov 1918]

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Asks that Geddes should be told not to make any appointments which might prejudice Addison's plans for the Ministry of Health side of the Local Government Board.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Reconstruction, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/1/4/31  25 Nov 1918

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Related information: For copy letter from Bledisloe to Addison, 5 Dec 1918 and correspondence with Colonial Office, see LG/F/33/1/50

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Repeats his objection to Geddes' plans. Rumours of Galloway's intention to introduce compulsory medical examination for the whole population.

Christopher Addison, 1st Baron Addison  LG/F/1/5  [n.d.]

Lloyd George, to Addison.  LG/F/1/5/1  15 Jan 1919

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Asks Addison to send over to Paris immediately his housing and land valuation proposals.

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, Whitehall, S.W., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/5/2  15 Jan 1919

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Hopes for the appointment of Waldorf Astor to the Local Government Board. Suggestions for other appointments.

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/3  22 Jan 1919

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Details about the housing position and Addison's proposals.
Enclosure Copy of draft circular letter to local authorities embodying the new financial terms for housing of the working classes. 7pp Typescript

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/4  24 Jan 1919

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Sends enclosed memo. on Law's advice.
Enclosure: Memo by Addison on Military Service; commenting on Churchill's memo. of the 17 Jan. (G.T.6674). Opposes the suggestion that recruiting should be resumed under the military service Acts.

To Dr. Addison  LG/F/1/5/5  10 Feb 1919

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Lloyd George wishes for memoranda on the Housing and Health proposals of the government

Percy Barten, Local Government Board, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/5/6  20 Feb 1919

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Enclosure: Copy of announcement of Major Astor's appointment as Chairman of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee

J.T. Davies to (Addison)  LG/F/1/5/7  24 Feb 1919

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Lloyd George wishes for statements showing the progress made with housing schemes.

Percy Barten, Local Government Board, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/5/8  27 Feb 1919

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Enclosure: Statement in reply to Lloyd George's enquiries of 24th. 1pp Typescript

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/9  27 Feb 1919

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Discussions with the Treasury about the staffing of the emergency housing dept., which have led to the resignation of Sir James Carmichael.
Enclosure: (a) Secretary, L.G.B. to Secretary, Treasury. Typescript copy 12 Feb 1919
Sets out proposals for staffing the housing dept., for Treasury approval.
(b) C.Addison, to (A) Chamberlain. Typescript copy 27 Feb 1919
Complains of the way in which the discussions about the housing dept. were handled at the Treasury.
(c) Minute from Addison to the Prime Minister Typescript 27 Feb 1919
Asks for powers to make his own appointments to the housing department.

C.Addison, Pretty Corner, Northwood, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/10  2 March 1919

Manuscript dictated.

Contents:
His illness. Has told Astor and Simmonds to attend the Cabinet on the Housing Bill - details. Astor will see the Treasury about housing staff.

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, to the Prime Minister, (Paris).  LG/F/1/5/11  3 April 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Opposes the proposal to put in the League of Nations Covenant that the Red Cross should be the Health Authority in all member countries. Quotes telegram from Cecil on the subject.
Minuted "Answered personally to Major Astor in Paris".

to Dr.Addison  LG/F/1/5/12  19 April 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
The writer knows James Evans well, but "as a junior member of the Staff of the National Health Insurance Commission (Wales) I cannot see how I can push the claims of one of my senior officers".

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/13  4 June 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Sir Kingsley Wood's suggestion that there should be an inaugural function for the Min. of Health at the Mansion House. Invites Lloyd George to be present, and aks for a suitable date.

Christopher Addison, Local Government Board, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/14  13 June 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Has arranged that the appointed day for the inauguration of the Min. of Health should be 24th June.

Percy Barten, Local Government Board, to J.T. Davies, (Hotel Majestic, Paris).  LG/F/1/5/15  16 June 1919

Typescript

Contents:
In reply to telephone message -
Enclosure: Statement about the steps being taken to bring the Ministry of Health into being. 1p Typescript

To (Dr.Addison)  LG/F/1/5/16  25 June 1919

Typescript copy of circular

Contents:
Asks for report on the work and problems of Addison's dept. Lloyd George expects to return to England the following week.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, Whitehall, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/17  26 June 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Thanks for appointment as Minister of Health.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/18  15 July 1919

Holograph

Contents:
Gives figures about housing sites and their valuation.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister (Criccieth)  LG/F/1/5/19  16 July 1919

Typescript

Contents:
His objections to Sir A.Mond's proposals about the re-allocation of Whitehall accomodation. Enclosed copy (not in file) of his Cabinet paper on the subject.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/20  31 July 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Wishes to see Lloyd George: danger to the government through lack of machinery to reach decisions on important questions of policy. Approves Lloyd George's statements on coal at the Cabinet that evening.

J.T.Davies, 10 Downing St., to Dr. Addison.  LG/F/1/5/21  13 Aug 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Lloyd George wishes for details of houses built by local authorities and privately before the war.
Minuted by I.G.C. to Barten that statements are annexed, 14 Aug
Annexed: Statistics about housing before the war. 3pp Typescript

Christopher Addison, Hoysthorpe, Alford, Lincs., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/22  28 Aug 1919

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Contents:
Reasons for not immediately obeying the summons to meet Lloyd George in Normandy. Suggests other dates.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/23  4 Sep 1919

Typescript


Related information: For draft of Lloyd George's memo referred to, see LG/F/18/3/19 and for copy of circ. Letter see LG/F/2/7/10.

Contents:
Welcomes Lloyd George's memo. on the proposed Cabinet Committee on Agricultural Trade, Transport and Housing. Has discussed site plans for new garden cities, and location of industries, with Astor and Lee. The collection of data about continental garden cities. Again apologises for not obeying the summons to Normandy.

C.Addison, 23 Rue Nitot, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/24  Undated

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Thinks Lloyd George ought to see the railwaymen if they ask for an interview, but "being as rigid as ever on the big issue".
Minute by A.Mond: "I quite agree with Addison".

C.R.Kenwood, Min. of Health, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/5/25  9 Sep 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Addison is out of town. The material which is being collected will be placed beforehim on his return.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/26  13 Sep 1919

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Contents:
Encloses official letter. Hopes Lloyd George will see him soon to hear his views on the general political situation.
Enclosure Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister. 5pp Typescript 13 Sep 1919
Draws attention to certain points in the enclosed papers, in reply to circular letter of 20 Aug. on economy. Future policy of the Ministry.
Enclosure John Anderson, Min. of Health, to Secretary Treasury. 7pp Typescript copy 12 Sep 1919
Staffing and administration of Ministry with a view to economies. Enclosed additional papers 'A' to 'E' giving further details.

C.Addison, Minister of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/27  22 Sep 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Suggests Munro or Pratt for the conference on Tuesday; does not think Macnamara would be useful. Returns the Letter from Maurice Moore (not in file)

Lloyd George, to Addison.  LG/F/1/5/28  10 Oct 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Enclosed Letter from Sir Howard Frank (see below). Asks for Addison's views on wooden houses.

Lloyd George to Addison.  LG/F/1/5/29  10 Oct 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Enclosed further letter from Frank (see below)

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/30  14 Oct 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Details of investigations carried out by the Ministry into new methods of construction. Objections to Frank's proposals for wooden houses and criticism of his method of approach. Returns Frank's letters.
Enclosure: (a) Howard Frank, 4 Whitehall Court, to Mr. Lloyd George. Confid. Typescript 9 Oct 1919
Advocates wooden houses.
(b) Howard Frank, same, to Mr. Lloyd George. Typescript 9 Oct 1919
Gives details of timber available for the construction of houses.
(c) List of methods of construction approved by the Standardisation and Construction committee

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/31  Undated

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosed copy of letter which his wife has sent to Roberts and with which Addison agrees.
Enclosure Isobel M.Addison, to Mr. G.H. Roberts. Typescript copy 20 Oct 1919
Complains of the reduction of the domestic sugar ration, while manufacturers are still permitted to make confectionery. Grievances of the housewife - fuel economy.

Lloyd George to Addison.  LG/F/1/5/32  29 Oct 1919

Corrected draft and Typescript copy

Contents:
Asks Addison to join committee of Astor, Lee and A. Geddes, which E. Geddes is calling to consider action necessary in the light of Lloyd George's memo. and the report of Astor's delegation to Belgium and Germany.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/33  31 Oct 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Acknowledges Letter of 29 Oct. about garden cities

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/34  8 Nov 1919

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Contents:
Will send the further memo. on housing for which Lloyd George asked, on Monday at the latest.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/35  18 Nov 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Explanation about figures given in the House of Lords about numbers of houses completed, with reference to what passed at the Cabinet on 14th.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/5/36  20 Nov 1919

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Contents:
Feels strongly that the finance question is not fairly faced by the Treasury - wishes to make a short statement.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister. Urgent.  LG/F/1/5/37  22 Dec 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Agrees with Dawson. Criticises the Treasury's attitude to Health Insurance: questions of Doctors' remuneration, and Benefits and Societies' expenses.
Enclosure Bertrand Dawson, 25 Wimpole St.W.1., to (Mr.) Lloyd George. Holograph 21 Dec 1919
Fears a wrong decision may be taken too quickly about doctors' remuneration under the health scheme. They will not accept less than LG/11/6d. plus 6d. mileage.

Christopher Addison, 1st Baron Addison  LG/F/1/6  [n.d.]

Christopher Addison, no address, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/1  4 Feb 1920

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Asks to be excused from the Cabinet on the King's speech in order to prepare his statement for the meeting with the Trades Union Congress that afternoon. Will go straight on to meet Lloyd George at Cobham after the meeting.

Percy Barten, Min. of Health, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/6/2  9 Feb 1920

Typescript

Contents:
In reply to Letter enclosing correspondence between Lloyd George and Lord D'Abernon, Addison sends enclosed draft Letter to D'Abernon.
Enclosure: Draft in reply to D'Abernon's Letter of 23 Jan. Thanks for his work as Chairman of the Central Liquor control Board. Asks him to suspend his resignation for the time being.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/3  3 March 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Asks Lloyd George to address a meeting of editors of provincial newspapers, in connection with the Housing Bonds campaign.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/4  3 March 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Reflections on the present situation after his conversation with Lloyd George Causes of the government's weakness and steps to be taken to remedy it. Dislikes the idea of a Minister without Portfolio. Makes certain suggestions.

Lloyd George to Addison. Confid.  LG/F/1/6/5  23 March 1920

Typescript copy circular

Contents:
Asks for information about the leakage to the press of the report of the meeting of Liberal Ministers.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/6  24 March 1920

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Related information: For letters from Lloyd George to Addison and Astor see LG/F/19/2/6

Contents:
Cannot explain the leakage.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/7  22 April 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Thinks it vital that Lloyd George should attend the adjourned Guildhall meeting on Housing Finance on 3 May. Criticism of the Treasury's action in raising interest on Treasury Bills to 6½% during the issue of County Council stock.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/8  13 May 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Greetings to Lloyd George. The meeting at Leamington

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/9  4 June 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Is introducing the Rent Restriction Bill at 12 o'clock. Thinks the government is committed to some form of war wealth taxation and prefers a levy coupled with reduction of Excess Profits Duty.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/10  6 Aug 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Comments on Letter from Lewis Haslam (not in file)
Enclosure Notes on unfair competition for building labour. 2pp Typescript

C.R.Kenwood, Min. of Health, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/6/11  18 Sep 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Reply to Letter of 16 Sep. Addison is out of town.
Enclosure: Note on number of houses built, in course of erection, and estimates by the end of the year. 3pp Typescript

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/12  7 Oct 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Asks Lloyd George to suggest names for director of housing for Wales.

C.Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/13  1 Nov 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosure: (a) Letters from (Lord) Riddell, 8 Bouverie St., E.C.4., to Addison. Typescript copies 19,21 and 23 Oct 1920
Enclosed copies of correspondence with Clerks of the Reigate Rural District and Surrey County Councils about slow progress with housing.
(b) C.Addison, to Lord Riddell. Typescript copy 29 Oct 1920
Refutes Riddell's allegations that housing delays are due to lack of funds. Enclosed list of sites in the neighbourhood which Riddell could visit to see the progress being made.

Percy Barten, Min. of Health, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/6/14  9 Nov 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Addison showed his correspondence with Riddell to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and has recd the enclosed Letter
Enclosure Austen Chamberlain, Treasury, to Addison. Private Typescript 4 Nov 1920
The difficulties of housing finance. Objections to Lord Riddell's proposal for a national loan.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/15  23 Nov 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Sends enclosed "unsolicited testimonial" to the work of the Ministry staff.
Enclosure F. Kellaway, Dept. of Overseas Trade, to Addison. Typescript copy 19 Nov 1920
Appreciation of the work of certain members of the Ministry of Health in connection with the Supply Department organisation.
Minuted "Very satisfactory. LG/29/11".

Percy Barten, Min. of Health, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/6/16  18 Dec 1920

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Contents:
Addison cannot attend the Cabinet because of illness. Addison saw Tom Jones the previous night about the draft reply to the Building Trades Federation.

Christopher Addison, Murley Grange, Bishops Teignton. S. Devon, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/17  12 Jan 1921

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Contents:
Lloyd George's move to Bucks. (Chequers). Hopes to return on Monday and wishes to see Lloyd George about:- letter from the Chancellor of Exchequer which raises the whole issue of social policy; Waldorf Astor's resignation; Appointment of Astor's successor - if possible Kingsley Wood. Approves Reading's appointment.

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/18  3 Feb 1921

Typescript

Contents:
Appreciation of the work of those connected with the enclosed report.
Enclosure Printed Interim Report by the Government Actuary upon the valuation of the assets and liabilities of approved societies as at 31 Dec 1918 showing the summarised results of the valuations completed up to 24 Dec 1920

Christopher Addison, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/19  17 Feb 1921

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Contents:
Presses for Kingsley Wood's appointment as Parliamentary Secretary. Is sure that places can be found for "the other men".

D.Lloyd George, War Office, to Addison.  LG/F/1/6/20  31 March 1921

Manuscript copy

Contents:
In view of changes in the Cabinet as a result of Bonar Law's resignation, invites Addison to become Minister without Portfolio.

Christopher Addison, Murley Grange, Bishops Teignton, S.Devon, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/21  31 March 1921

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Contents:
Envelope marked "Personal".
Is "grievously disappointed" at Lloyd George's proposal to remove him from the Ministry of Health. Asks if the decision involves changes in health policy.

C.Addison, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/22  7 April 1921

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Contents:
In view of the figures given by Hartshorn in the coal debate, thinks a further meeting on the wages question should be called next day.

Christopher Addison, Offices of the Cabinet, 2 Whitehall Gdns.S.W.1., to the Prime Minister. Secret  LG/F/1/6/23  26 April 1921

Typescript minute

Contents:
Enclosure Report of the Cabinet Committee on co-operation of government departments in the employment of ex-servicemen in the Building industry.
Ref Cabinet 26(21)Conclusion (4)

Pembroke Wicks, Offices of the Cabinet, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/6/24  27 April 1921

Typescript

Contents:
Gives proviso to be added to paragraph 2 of the above report.

Lloyd George to Addison.  LG/F/1/6/25  23 May 1921

Typescript copy

Contents:
Enclosed copy of Treasury circular on reduction of Public Expenditure (not in file). Asks Addison to give personal attention to effecting economies in his department.

J.T.D. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/26  Undated

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Contents:
Was unable to find Dr.Addison, to send the enclosed letter.
Enclosure: (J.T.D.), 10 Downing St., to Dr. Addison Typescript copy 7.45pm. 17 June 1921
In reply to Addison's letter asking for an interview, Lloyd George will see him that night, or at breakfast next morning.

Addison, Bishops Teignton, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/27  18 June 1921

Telegram 6.40pm

Contents:
Message only just received
Minuted: "Phoned to Mr. Sylvester 7.10 G.H.S."

Christopher Addison, Offices of the Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/28  Monday 20 June 1921

10.0am.

Contents:
Has returned to London and is available at any time if Lloyd George wishes to see him.

Christopher Addison, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/29  5 July 1921

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Contents:
Hopes Lloyd George will carefully examine the finance Committee statements which purport to be statements of fact. Asks if the conclusions of the finance committee are not to be open to general discussion by the Cabinet.
Enclosure: Copy of memo. for the Cabinet on Housing Policy in reply to the conclusions of the Finance Committee. 4 July 1921

Christopher Addison, Offices of the Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/6/30  14 July 1921

Typescript

Contents:
Submits his resignation as result of the Cabinet decision to restrict the building programme, which he considers a breach of faith.

D.Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Addison.  LG/F/1/6/31  14 July 1921

Corrected draft and 2 Typescript copies

Contents:
Accepts resignation, but denies any breach of faith.

Robert Munro, 1st Baron Alness  LG/F/1/7  [n.d.]

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, Whitehall, S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/1  13 Dec 1916

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Contents:
Asks to be assured that his acceptance of the Scottish Office will not prejudice his chances of judicial preferment.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/2  Undated

Holograph

Contents:
Asks for a message to read to a Scottish War Savings meeting.

D.Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Munro  LG/F/1/7/3  31 Jan 1917

Typescript draft

Contents:
Message for the Savings meeting.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/4  17 Feb 1917

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Contents:
Informs Lloyd George that he left his copy of the report on Restrictions of Imports, which was under consideration by the Cabinet, in a taxi, and so far has been unable to recover it.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/5  20 Feb 1917

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Contents:
Enclosed report (not in file) on additional land being cropped in Scotland. Suggests Lloyd George might refer to it in a speech.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/6  4 March 1917

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Contents:
Letter of sympathy (on death of Lloyd George).

Robert Munro, Reform Club, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/7  22 March 1917

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Contents:
Many people in Scotland favour prohibition during the war, and are against State Purchase of the Licensed Trade. Asks Lloyd George to receive a deputation from temperance organisations and local authorities.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to Mr. Davies.  LG/F/1/7/8  23 May 1917

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Contents:
Asks for a message giving Lloyd George's views on the Scottish Churches Huts (army welfare) for Munro's meeting at Edinburgh.

(Davies) to Mr. Munro.  LG/F/1/7/9  24 May 1917

Typescript copy

Contents:
Lloyd George does not usually comply with such requests but will try to send him a message.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/10  31 May 1917

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Contents:
Following the Cabinet discussion that afternoon encloses draft statement for consideration.
Enclosure: Statement that the government intend to appoint a Commission to consider State Purchase of the Liquor trade. Typescript

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/11  14 June 1917

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Contents:
Invites Lloyd George and his wife to dinner with the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

Lloyd George to the Secretary for Scotland.  LG/F/1/7/12  14 June 1917

Typescript copy

Contents:
Is unable to accept the invitation.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/13  15 June 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosed copy of letter from Lord Shaw, asking for certain assurances which will enable him to accept the Chairmanship of the Scottish Committee to advise on the purchase of the Liquor Trade.
Enclosure: Shaw of Dunfermline, Privy Council Office, to Secretary for Scotland. Typescript copy 15 June 1917
Conditions upon which he will accept Chmnship.
Minuted by Waldorf Astor.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister. Private and Confidential.  LG/F/1/7/14  6 July 1917

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Contents:
Neither he, Clyde, nor the Solicitor General wish to be considered for the vacancy on the Scottish Supreme Bench, Caused by the death of Lord Dewar; therefore proposes to nominate Sir Christopher Johnston.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/15  20 Feb 1918

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Contents:
Hears the War Cabinet are about to discuss the regularisation of British relations with Russia. Points out that John Maclean, a convict on license, has been appointed Russian Consul at Glasgow and deplores any step that will strengthen Maclean's hands.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/16  21 March 1918

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Contents:
Enclosure: J. Lorne Macleod, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, to Secretary for Scotland. Private. Holograph 20 March 1918
Asks Horne to use his influence to persuade Lloyd George to accept the Freedom of Edinburgh, and to go to Scotland to receive it in person. The opposition to the offer of the Freedom is of no account.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/17  29 March 1918

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Contents:
Protests against his exclusion, as representing Scotland, from the committee appointed to consider the manpower proposals of the Min. of National Service.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/18  4 April 1918

Holograph

Contents:
His public engagements in Scotland prevent him being present when the War Cabinet consider the report of Sir George Cave's committee.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to Mr. J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/7/19  11 April 1918

Typescript


Related information: For copy letter referred to see LG/F/1/4/16, for draft Bill see LG/F/15/4/6.

Contents:
Reply to Letter of previous day. Agrees to serve on Committee on Housing Bill.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/20  19 Oct 1918

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Contents:
Asks Lloyd George to remember the Scottish Education Bill, which is now in the Lords. Hopes it will not have to be abandoned because of a general election.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/22  Undated [11 Nov 1918]

Holograph

Contents:
Congratulations (on the conclusion of the Armistice).

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/1/7/23  15 Nov 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Hopes Lloyd George will refer to the Scottish Education Bill, when speaking of the achievements of the government, next day.

Lloyd George to Munro.  LG/F/1/7/24  29 Jan 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Enclosed note (not in file) sent to the Minister of Reconstruction. Thinks the Scottish Office may be able to investigate the development of the slate industry at Ballachulish, which will be important in the coming housing boom.

(Davies) to the Secretary for Scotland.  LG/F/1/7/25  10 Feb 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Lloyd George wants memoranda on land settlement and agricultural development in Scotland.

Lloyd George to Munro.  LG/F/1/7/26  14 Feb 1919

Typescript copy circular

Contents:
Asks him to attend Cabinet meeting on reconstruction and demobilisation.

C.C. Foster, Scottish Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/7/27  14 Feb 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Has sent on 26 to Munro.

C.C. Foster, Scottish Office, to Munro.  LG/F/1/7/28  25 June 1919

Typescript copy circular

Contents:
The Prime Minster wants a full report on the work of Munro's department.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/29  4 July 1919

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Contents:
Suggestions for filling the two vacant Scottish Offices - Chairman of Board of Health and Parliamentary under-secretary for health.

Lloyd George, Criccieth, to the Secretary for Scotland.  LG/F/1/7/30  7 July 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Asks for information about the enclosed cutting. (see below).

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/31  8 July 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Returns cutting of letter by John Wheatley to the 'Glasgow Bulletin' alleging neglect of the unemployment problem in Glasgow. Denies that there has been any avoidable neglect or delay-details of discussions. Wheatley is not supported by his Corporation.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister. Private and Urgent.  LG/F/1/7/32  4 Aug 1919

Typescript

Contents:
His Scottish work prevents him attending the Cabinet on the nationalisation of coal. Agrees with Barnes' paper G.T. 7826. Favour an experiment in nationalisation.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/33  12 Aug 1919

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Contents:
His illness has prevented him attending Cabinets. Wishes to be considered for Cabinet Committees on agriculture and housing.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/34  29 Aug 1919

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Suggests Lord Dunedin should be appointed head of a small commission to go round the departments and report to the Cabinet on reduction of expenditure - Dunedin's qualifications. Suggests Sir John [...] should be associated with Dunedin. [...]

C.C. Foster, Scottish Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/1/7/35  18 Oct 1919

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Munro thinks the Prime Minister need not bother with the memoranda on Scottish Agriculture since his speech on Tuesday is directed to English agricul turalists and the information will be more useful when Lloyd George speaks in Scotland.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/36  27 Oct 1919

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Contents:
Enclosed cutting (not in file) from 'Edinburgh Evening News' which bears on Cabinet discussion on Friday.

C.C. Foster, Scottish Office, to Capt. Evans.  LG/F/1/7/37  14 Nov 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosed, statement showing the number of housing schemes approved by the Scottish Board of Health up to 8 Nov.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/1/7/38  10 Dec 1919

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Contents:
Enclosed (not in file) his suggestions for the New Year Honours List. Also suggests Privy Councillorships for A.L. Brown, Member of Parliament and C.E. Price, Member of Parliament

Isaac Connell, Sec., Scottish Chamber of Agriculture, to Mr. Munro.  LG/F/1/7/39  18 Dec 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Asks for Lloyd George to fulfil his promise to address a meeting of Scottish agriculturalists.

Robert Munro, Secretary for Scotland, Edinburgh, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/40  24 Jan 1920

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Contents:
Asks what line he should take about the Paisley election in his speech the following week.

D. Lloyd George, to Munro.  LG/F/1/7/41  27 Jan 1920

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Enclosed form of words suggested by Bonar Law (not in file) Thinks that if Asquith attacks the government the following night, Munro might express his regret that Asquith is making it impossible for Liberal Coalitionists to support him.

Robert Munro, Secretary for Scotland, Edinburgh, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/42  27 Jan 1920

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Thanks for 41.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/43  14 Feb 1920

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Lord Strathclyde intends to resign the Presidency of the court of Session. Wishes to see Lloyd George to discuss the new appointment.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/44  21 Feb 1920

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The Lord Advocate would like the Lord Presidency., Suggests Shaw and Dunedin should be consulted about it. If Munro himself is not appointed, suggests he should be made Lord Advocate, or that an arrangement should be made about his succession to Dunedin or Shaw, since Clyde does not want the London appointment.

Lloyd George to Munro Confidential  LG/F/1/7/45  23 March 1920

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Ask for information about the leakage to the press of the report of the meeting of Liberal Ministers.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/46  24 March 1920

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Cannot explain leakage.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/47  26 June 1920

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Asks permission to give an "At Home" at the Scottish Office, to Scottish Members of Parliament and their wives. Invites Lloyd George. Wishes to see Lloyd George about Pratt's resignation.

Robert Munro, Secretary for Scotland, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/48  13 Sep 1920

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Asks Lloyd George's advice as to whether he may, at this time, (in view of the coal strike) carry out his pledge to visit Lewis to try to compose the differences which have arisen between Lord Leverhulme and certain ex-servicemen who have seized his land.
Minuted by Hankey that the Prime Minister and the Cabinet approve Munro's going.

C.C.Foster, Scottish Office, to J.T.Davies.  LG/F/1/7/49  30 Oct 1920

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Munro wishes to enclosed papers to be forwarded to Lloyd George that night.
Enclosure: 1p Typescript minute by Munro on illegal drilling by Sinn Feiners in Scotland.
Attached: Minute by the Lord Advocate, circulated by Munro as C.P.1978 18 Oct 1920
Draft conclusions of Cabinet at which the question was discussed. 21 Oct 1920
Typescript reports by the Chief Constable and Procurator Fiscal on the incidents at Bothwell on 28 Oct.

Robert Munro, Secretary for Scotland, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/50  7 Jan 1921

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The Marchioness of Tweedale has approached him about Seaforth's peerage. If the Honour was intended to restore the attainted Seaforth peerage enquiry should be made in order to give remainder to Seaforth's heirs. Wishes to see Lloyd George about the Ld. [...] of Peebles; the Lord High Commissionership of the General Assembly; and Lord Leverhulme and Lewis.

C.C.Foster, Scottish Office, to A.J. Sylvester  LG/F/1/7/51  9 April 1921

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Details about telegrams sent to Lord Provosts, Chief Constables, and Sheriffs of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Attached. Typescript copy of telegram sent to Lord Provosts urging them to take immediate steps to raise Defence Force units.

To Mr. Munro.  LG/F/1/7/52  9 April 1921

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Lloyd George wishes him to enquire into the subject of the enclosed telegram. Copies have been sent to MacPherson, Worthington-Evans, and Tom Jones.
Enclosure: Lord Provost of Edinburgh, to the Prime Minister. Typescript copy of Telegram. 9 April 1921
Difficulty of recruiting ex-servicemen who think they will lose their pensions. Suggests it should be announced that pensions will be paid during service in defence forces.

Lloyd George to Munro  LG/F/1/7/53  23 May 1921

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Enclosed Treasury circular on reduction of Public Expenditure (not in file) Asks Munro to give personal attention to effecting economies in his department.

Robert Munro, 10 Downing St., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/54  Undated

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Thanks for congratulations on his engagement. (Engagement was announced in October 1921)

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/55  17 Jan 1922

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Birthday greetings.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/56  25 March 1922

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Hopes that the motion on April 3rd will be a straight vote of confidence. The coalition is well-supported in the country and in Scotland. Suggests Lloyd George should make some speeches in the country to counter-act the idea that he is too much pre-occupied with foreign affairs.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister Private  LG/F/1/7/57  5 July 1922

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Suggests the Duke of Sutherland for the vacant Thistle.

Robert Munro, Golfview Hotel, Nairn, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/58  1 Sep 1922

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Has decided he must give up politics and return to the bar, for financial reasons. Wishes to be appointed to the Lord Justice Clerkship.

Robert Munro, Scottish Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/59  8 Sep 1922

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Is going north to give effect to Lloyd George's wishes and in particular, to see Mac Callum Scott. The question of the Lord Advocate's seat.

Robert Munro, Secretary for Scotland, Edinburgh, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/60  15 Sep 1922

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Thinks Sir George McCrae will be a suitable candidate for Roxburgh.

Robert Munro, 10 Downing St., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/1/7/61  Undated

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Asks for Lloyd George's decision. Thinks Sir Thomas Henderson can hold the seat.

Correspondence  LG/F/2  [n.d.]

Leopold S. Amery  LG/F/2/1  [n.d.]

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/2/1/1  18 Feb 1917

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Enclosed memo elaborating the drift of the discussion in Cabinet a few days before. The advantages of the course proposed.
Enclosure: Memo. on the Irish situation. Advocates a Convention of Irishmen to settle the form of government, together with the development of plans for economic improvement. 9pp Typescript

W.Guy Granet, War Office, to Amery.  LG/F/2/1/2  26 Feb 1917

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Has asked General Collard to put together the information available on the cost of train ferries and send it direct to Kerr.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/3  17 May 1917

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Suggests the government should resist any proposal that the House of Commons should lay down terms of reference for the Irish Convention. All details must be settled by Irish men themselves. The importance of unanimity in the Convention, on the S.African analogy.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/4  5 June 1917

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Elaborates his suggestion that Smuts should coordinate war plans for Cabinet decision. Illustrates the need for this from the Balkan situation.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/5  7 Aug 1917

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Arguments against allowing British delegates to attend the Stockholm conference.
Enclosure: Note on the probable results of the Stockholm conference. 4pp Typescript

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/6  18 Nov 1917

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Amery's visit to Paris to discuss secretarial arrangements with Wilson. Suggestions for Lloyd George's tactics in defending the establishment of the Allied Council, in the Commons next day.

L.S.Amery, Supreme War Council, Versailles, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/7  20 Dec 1917

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The Italian government's attitude to General Cadorna. Appreciation of Cadorna. Wilson's views on withdrawal in Italy.
Enclosure: Note on the secret session of the Italian Chamber on 15 Dec 1917 - attitude to Cadorna. 3pp Typescript

L.S.Amery, Versailles, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/8  21 Dec 1917

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The transport situation: question of the appointment of General Nash or an international board, to report on the transport situation in France, Italy and the Balkans.

L.S.Amery, Supreme War Council, Versailles, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/9  29 Dec 1917

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The connection between the S. Russian and Turkish problems. Suggestions for military and naval operations in Turkey. French interest in the Turkish question. Japanese attitude. The Ukraine. The Caillaux affair. General Nash and the transport situation.

L.S.Amery, Supreme War Council, Versailles, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/10  30 Dec 1917

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Criticism of General Robertson's attitude to the Turkish campaign.
Enclosure: Paper on future operations in Palestine: Notes on Sir W. Robertson's memo. of 26 Dec 1917(G.T.3112) 7pp Typescript

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/11  12 Jan 1918

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Smuts agrees that the Turkish campaign should be put under one commander directly representing the War Cabinet, and has asked Amery to draw up a note on the subject, apart from the question of whether Smuts himself should take the command.
Enclosure: Paper on the Turkish and S.Russian problems which shows the need for treating the area as a whole. 9pp Typescript 4 Jan 1918

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/12  14 Jan 1918

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Enclosure: Note on co-ordination of operations against Turkey. 5pp Typescript

L.S.Amery, Supreme War Council, Versailles, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/13  18 Jan 1918

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Wilson and the whole staff are at work on the report on the Eastern theatre. The 'Morning Post' article on an "offensive-defensive" may be inspired - Haig's views.

L.S.Amery, 10 Downing St., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/14  27 Jan 1918

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Thinks Lloyd George should meet George Lloyd to hear of his experiences in Palestine. Suggests Lloyd should be invited to the meeting next day, since Guy Dawnay is being sent to press the views of the Westerners.

L.S.Amery, Supreme War Council, Versailles, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/15  3 Feb 1918

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Repington has been in Paris during the meetings of the Council, so Lloyd George must be prepared for a press attack and agitation at the War Office. Urges Lloyd George to put the War Office under a strong head immediately in order to avert the attack.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/16  15 March 1918

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Enclosure: Note on policy in Persia and Transcaucasia 2pp Typescript 14 March 1918

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/17  14 April 1918

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The need for reform of the government to reassure the public: Milner's value as head of the War Office; Lloyd George should take the Foreign Office himself, at least for a time, if he does not trust Robert Cecil; Cave is suitable for the Irish Office; Fiddes' 'fatal influence' at the Colonial Office.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/18  17 April 1918

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Lloyd George's speech the previous night: is convinced that the Nationalist would accept a federal scheme. Suggests the introduction of a "United Kingdom Bill".

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to J.T.Davies.  LG/F/2/1/19  20 April 1918

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Puts on record Lloyd George's promise to attend a dinner to be given in June by the Empire Parliamentary Association to the Dominion Prime Ministers.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/20  24 April 1918

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Suggests a solution of the difficulty of the question of Customs and Excise in a federal scheme.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/21  25 April 1918

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Enclosure: Note on the Irish Convention and the Federal solution, to prove that the attitude of the convention would have been quite different if federalism had been thought practicable. 3pp Typescript

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/2/1/22  29 April 1918

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The importance of the Irish Bill - again urges a federal solution.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/23  1 May 1918

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Enclosure: (a) Note on the exclusion of Ulster. 5pp Typescript 1 May 1918
(b) Note on "How to deal with Irish Passive resistance". 2pp Typescript 30 April 1918

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/24  8 June 1918

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General discussion on strategy and war aims. The need for a change in the direction of foreign affairs - suggests Lloyd George should consult Borden and Smuts about it.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/25  19 June 1918

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Enclosure: Sequel to his paper of the previous year called "Notes on possible terms of peace".
Enclosure: "War Aims and Military Policy; a sequel to P.17 'Notes on possible terms of peace". 17pp duplicated 15 June 1918

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/26  9 July 1918

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The enclosed paper. The need for improved channels of communication between the British and Dominion Cabinets.
Enclosure: "The future of the Imperial Cabinet System" 17pp duplicated 29 June 1918

N.W.Rowell, no address, to Colonel Amery  LG/F/2/1/27  23 July 1918

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Organisation of manpower and resources of the allies.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/28  24 July 1918

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Enclosure: Note on what can be done immediately about Imperial relations. The suggestions involve no serious departmental changes or extra work and Lloyd George should insist that Long should carry them out.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/29  16 Aug 1918

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Sends enclosed paper in view of previous day's discussion on war aims. Methods of obtaining American co-operation in Europe.
Enclosure: "United States and British war aims. 5pp Typescript 15 Aug 1918

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/2/1/30  23 Sep 1918

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Lloyd George's Manchester speech. Carson's opinion of it, and his views on the Irish question and the need for train ferries.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/31  19 Oct 1918

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The importance of American opinion in relation to the settlement in Palestine.
Enclosure: (a) Note on "Sequence of peace discussions" 3pp Typescript 19 Oct 1918
(b) Note on "The future of Palestine" 5pp Typescript Undated

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/32  24 Dec 1918

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Thinks the public would support intervention in Russia if it were limited to getting back the money loaned to her. Hughes' and the Treasury's minutes on indemnities. Wishes Lloyd George "a Happy Xmas with your Professor" - Wilson's comment on the 'Professor'.

L.S.Amery, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/33  27 Dec 1918

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Suggestions about the constitution and personnel of the new government. Need for a 'Reconstruction Cabinet' and an 'Imperial Cabinet'. The results of the election give an opportunity to make "a permanency of Coalition Government".

L.S.Amery, 10 Downing St., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/2/1/34  Undated

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"Hughes is in a very troublesome frame of mind", suggests sending enclosed message.
Enclosure: Draft letter from Lloyd George to Hughes on occasion of Australian demonstration, assuring him that Australia's interests will be fully consulted in drafting peace settlement. 2 Typescript copies Undated

'Mrs. Florence Amery'. Florence Amery, 9 Embankment Gdns.S.W. to the Prime Minister  LG/F/2/1/35  9 May 1918

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Congratulations on Lloyd George's speech of that day.

D.Lloyd George, 10, Downing St., to Mrs. Amery.  LG/F/2/1/36  16 April 1918 (Sic.)

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Thanks for letter. Is pleased to have won her husband's friendship.

Florence Amery, 9 Embankment Gnds. S.W.3. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/1/37  12 Nov 1918

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Congratulations on the conclusion of the War.

Sir Alan Anderson  LG/F/2/2  [n.d.]

Lloyd George to Mr. Anderson  LG/F/2/2/1  31 July 1917

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Invites him to become Controller of the Admiralty.

F.L.Stevenson, 10 Downing St., to Sir Alan Anderson.  LG/F/2/2/2  12 Oct 1917

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Lloyd George wishes for information about; no. of staff employed in the dept; No. of ships estimated and delivered from July-Dec.1917; present position of train ferry construction.

F.L.Stevenson, 10 Downing St., to Sir Alan Anderson.  LG/F/2/2/3  12 Oct 1917

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Replies to questions asked in 2 above.
Minuted by Anderson's secretary"I sent above to Miss Stevenson as it was wanted before lunch".

Alan G.Anderson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/2/4  24 Nov 1917

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Lloyd George's reference to demarcation disputes at the Conference on the 22nd inst. - fears there will be a good many stoppages until the 12½% difficulty is finally adjusted. Progress of shipping repairs.

Alan G.Anderson, Admiralty, Gt. George St., S.W.1. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/2/5  12 Dec 1917

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Enclosed statements in reply to Lloyd George's enquiry of the previous day. Progress cannot be maintained unless men and material are available.
Enclosure: (a) Note on the article in the 'Daily Telegraph' of 10th inst., entitled the "Crucial War Test". 4pp Typescript
(b) 3 statements showing progress in construction merchant ships, trawlers, minesweepers, and ship-repairs.

F.L.Stevenson to the Prime Minister  LG/F/2/2/6  26 Feb 1918

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Anderson's note on attached cutting from 'Daily Telegraph' about Sir W.Rowan Thompson's resignation from the post o Director of Machinery for merchant and Auxiliary Ships in the Controller's Dept. Reminds Lloyd George of D'Eyncourt's wish to be made use of in this connection.
Enclosure: Alan G.Anderson, Admiralty, Gt.George St., S.W.1. to J.T. Davies. Typescript 25 Feb 1918
Note in explanation of the Telegraph cutting; the work of General Collard and Col. Lithgow.
Enclosure: (a) Note on the work of the D.C.A.S. dept. 2pp Typescript
(b) Alan G.Anderson, to Sir William (Rowan Thompson) Typescript copy 18 Feb 1918
Appreciation of Thompson's work as Director of Auxiliary Ships Engines. Explanation of the reorganisation which caused his resignation.

J.T.Davies, to Anderson  LG/F/2/2/7  15 March 1918

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Asks for figures of ships repaired and built in 1916 and 1917.

Lloyd George to Sir Allan Anderson  LG/F/2/2/8  17 June 1918

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Appreciation of Anderson's work as Controller.

Sir John Anderson  LG/F/2/3  [n.d.]

C.C.Gallagher, Board Room, Inland Revenue, Somerset House, to the Private Secretary.  LG/F/2/3/1  6 Feb 1920

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Reply to Lloyd George's enquiry into the progress made by the Board of Inland Revenue in their investigation into possibility of a levy on wartime increases of wealth.
Enclosure: Note by Board of Inland Revenue on the present position of the enquiry. 6 Feb 1920

Sir John B.Lonsdale, 1st Baron Armaghdale  LG/F/2/4  [n.d.]

John B.Lonsdale, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/2/4/1  17 May 1917

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Enclosure: formal reply to the government's letter on the Irish question. Views of the ulster members on the situation.
Enclosure John B.Lonsdale, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister. Typescript copy 17 May 1917
Ulster Unionist Members of Parliament cannot commit the people of Ulster to the government's proposals without consulting the Ulster Unionist Council.

Sir Albert H.Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield  LG/F/2/5  [n.d.]

R.W.Matthew,Board of Trade, to Davies,Pressing.  LG/F/2/5/1  8 Feb 1917

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Sir Guy Granet has refused the post of Controller of Mines; asks Lloyd George's permission to appoint Calthrop to the post.

A.H.Stanley,Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/2  12 April 1917

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Congratulations on Lloyd George's speech at the Luncheon Club.

R.W.Matthew, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/5/3  10 May 1917

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Sends note on the position with regard to supplies of coal for Italy, for Lloyd George's interview with Sr. Orlando.
Enclosure: Note by E.Wyldebore Smith. 3pp Typescript

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/4  15 May 1917

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Suggests either Sir Francis Hopwood, or Sir Henry MacMahon, for the chairmanship of the Standing committee on cotton growing in the Empire.
Minuted "The Prime Minister prefers Sir F. Hopwood. LG/16/5".

Lloyd George to President of Board of Trade.  LG/F/2/5/5  16 May 1917

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Is dissatisfied with timber imports; has discussed it with Lord Derby who agrees that the work should be transferred to the Board of Trade. But thinks there must be a complete change in personnel - Sir Bampfylde Fuller is unequal to the work.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/6  17 May 1917

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Agrees entirely with 5.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/7  18 May 1917

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Suggests Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice as successor to Fuller - his qualifications.

R.W.Matthew, Board of Trade, to Davies. Urgent  LG/F/2/5/8  22 May 1917

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Fitzmaurice has refused the post; Stanley therefore recommends J.B.Ball - his qualifications.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/9  24 May 1917

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Suggests Sir Henry Birchenough to succeed Sir Thomas Whittaker, who has resigned the Chairmanship of the Royal Commission on paper.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/10  6 July 1917

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With reference to the shipping controller's letter of 17 June, emphasises the need for extending shipbuilding. Enclosed statement on tonnage (not in file).

Guy Calthrop, Control of Coal Mines, 8 Richmond Tce., S.W.1., to Lloyd George  LG/F/2/5/11  24 July 1917

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Acknowledges letter of 22nd about Addison's functions as Min. of Reconstruction.

Lloyd George to the President of Board of Trade.  LG/F/2/5/12  8 Oct 1917

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Asks what the position is about the S.Wales strike; Trade Unionists complain of delay in the coal controller's dept.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/13  9 Oct 1917

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The Law Officers' opinion was in favour of the men's case, and the Coal Controller is acting on this.

C.K.Hobson,Board of Trade Industrial(War Enquiries) Branch, Gwydye House, S.W.1.  LG/F/2/5/14  9 Nov 1917

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Enclosure List of Industries with statement as to government control. 4pp Typescript

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/15  21 Feb 1918

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In view of Lloyd George's proposed interview with the Newspaper proprietors, enclosed letter to Riddell.
Enclosure: Stanley, Board of Trade, to Sir G. Riddell. Typescript copy 20 Feb
Quotes figures to show the need for reduction of imports of paper and asks for the co-operation of the proprietors.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/16  7 March 1918

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Asks Lloyd George to get the King's assent to the dissolution of the Royal Commission on paper supplies, which is necessary because of the Cabinet decision to appoint a paper controller. Encloses draft submission to the King. (not in file).

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/17  22 March 1918

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There is no truth in the 'Daily Mail' article about the Board of Trade scheme for reducing consumption of coal.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/18  28 May 1918

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The S.Wales coal strike - details of the position, and the effect of the strike on the navy.
Enclosure: Note on the history of the strike.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/19  31 May 1918

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The S.Wales strike has now been settled.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/20  13 June 1918

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Gives his views on the coal situation for the inter-departmental conference on this subject in connection with the call-up of miners for the forces.
Enclosure: Note on the position. 2pp Typescript

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/21  16 Aug 1918

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Has telegraped to Nimmo and other coal owners to come to London for a conference.

A.H.Stanley, 10 Downing St., to the Prime Min.  LG/F/2/5/22  20 Aug 1918

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As a result of the coal owners conference, Law has invited Nimmo to assist the coal controller. Hamilton Fish and Mr. Swan are also to help.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/23  22 Aug 1918

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Nimmo suggests that the assistants to the coal controller should be appointed by the miners' and mine-owners' federations, and this is being done. Details about the Yorkshire strike.

Typescript Minute by Guy Calthrop giving Major Ratcliffe Ellis' views on the possibility of increasing coal output  LG/F/2/5/24  5 Sep 1918

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/25  20 Sep 1918

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Hopes Lloyd George approves of the settlement made with the National Union of Railwaymen - details.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/26  24 Sep 1918

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Enclosed statements from the Coal Controller on the coal situation (not in file). Output will be affected by the railway strike.

E.R.Edison, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/5/27  28 Sep 1918

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Enclosed copy of circular being sent to members of the government, asking them to emphasise in their speeches, the need for economy in the use of fuel.

W.Carter, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/5/28  17 Oct 1918

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Enclosure: Report of Cotton Enquiry Tribunal. 14pp Typescript Signed and 12 duplicated copies.

A.H.Stanley, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/5/29  1 Nov 1918

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The War Cabinet wish Lloyd George to discuss the recall of miners from the army with Milner and Haig, while he is in France.

Sir Albert H.Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield  LG/F/2/6  [n.d.]

H.Llewellyn Smith, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/1  6 Nov 1918

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Enclosure (a) Note on Paris Economic Resolutions in relation to Free Trade. 4pp Typescript
(b) Recommendations of Paris Econ. Conference. Parliamentary Paper [Cd. 8271] 1916

H.Llewellyn Smith, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/2  7 Nov 1918

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Enclosed proof on Board of Trade memo. on economic consideration affecting terms of peace (not in file)
Attached: Memo. by Board of Trade on economic considerations affecting Terms of Peace. Printed for Cabinet. 15 Nov 1918
Sent by LL.Smith 16 Nov 1918 with request that earlier drafts shall be returned.

A.H.Stanley,43 South St.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/3  21 Nov 1918

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Has submitted a note to the War Cabinet asking for the release of a further 100,000 miners from the army. Hopes Lloyd George will agree to this.

Sir Guy Calthrop, to Davies, Typescript note of' phone message.  LG/F/2/6/4  26 Nov 1918

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Has not been able to go fully into the question of relaxation of coal restructions. His representatives are seeing the President of Board of Trade on the subject that afternoon.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/5  2 Dec 1918

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The threatened strikes on the railways and amongst Lancashire textile workers - details on both.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/6  4 Dec 1918

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Enclosed memo. on the coal situation for which Lloyd George asked at the meeting on 25 Nov. The position is very serious and the restrictions cannot be relaxed at the moment.
Enclosure Memo. by Guy Calthrop 2pp Typescript

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/7  6 Dec 1918

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The difficulties of his election campaign at Ashton. The cotton strike is having a bad effect. Asks if he may act if he is invited to intervene, although it is really a question for the Minister of Labour.
Minutes "Yes. Replied by phone. J.T.D."

T.St.Quentin Hill, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/8  9 Dec 1918

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Geddes asked Stanley what reply he should give to questions put to him during the election on nationalisation of railways. Stanley said he would say that the exact form of government control was still under consideration. Asks to be informed of the reply the Prime Minister gives to Geddes on this matter.

E.R.Eddison, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/9  11 Dec 1918

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The Federation of British Industries has sent Stanley a copy of the letter to the Prime Minister of the 6th stating that they have appointed a committee to consider questions arising at the Peace conference affecting British industries. The Board of Trade Advisory Council is also ready to be consulted on Trade questions.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/10  20 Dec 1918

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The negotiations about the reorganisation of the dye industry are now completed, and the industry wish for Lord Moulton as Chairman of the new corporation. Asks if Moulton can be seconded from Lordship of Appeal for this work, and his pension rights safeguarded.
Copy minuted by Davies for Kerr.

T.St.Quentin Hill, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/11  30 Dec 1918

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Details about the reports of the Chambers of Commerce and of the F.B.I. for which Lloyd George asked.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/12  31 Dec 1918

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Comments on the paper he has sent to the Cabinet on the reorganisation of transport, especially the railways.

T.St.Quentin Hill, Board of Trade to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/13  31 Dec 1918

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Enclosure: Notes on peace aims, issued by the Federation of British Industries.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/14  8 Jan 1919

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Industry is pressing for a Ministry of Commerce and Industry to deal with all commercial question. Stanley agrees with this, and thinks it could usefully also take over the functions of the Dept. of Overseas Trade which has not been a success.

Eddison, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/15  31 Jan 1919

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Enclosure: "The dispute with the Railway Clerks Association" by A.H. Stanley. 2pp. Typescript 31 Jan 1919

Minute to Sir Albert Stanley.  LG/F/2/6/16  10 Feb 1919

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The Prime Minister wishes for a memo on the steps to be taken for developing and organising the trade of the country.

E.R.Eddison, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/17  13 Feb 1919

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Enclosed notes of railway meeting at the Board of Trade (not in file).

Lloyd George to Stanley.  LG/F/2/6/18  14 Feb 1919

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Summons Stanley to Cabinet meeting on reconstruction and demobilisation.

A.H.Stanley, 43 Smith St., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/2/6/19  18 Feb 1919

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Owing to influenza, will be unable to attend next day's Cabinet on establishment of Ministry of Ways and Communications. His views on the Bill. Asks Lloyd George's approval of the enclosed memo. (not in file) about the reorganisation of the Board of Trade, which could be effected at the same time as the setting up of the Min. of Ways etc. Comments on some of the changes involved.

A.H. Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/2/6/20  20 Feb 1919

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Related information: For letter from Bridgeman to A.Geddes, 24 Feb 1919, see LG/F/17/5/26

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Understands the Cabinet wish the Board of Trade to continue with the Supply of Electricity Bill pending the establishment of the Min. of Ways. Agrees to this, but the Board will need all possible facilities to get the Bill passed quickly.

For Lloyd George, to (Sir Guy Calthrop)  LG/F/2/6/21  21 Feb 1919

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Asks for Calthrop's observations on an enclosed article (not in file) which appeared in the 'Manchester Guardian' of Feb.21st.

R.A.S.Redmayne, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/22  22 Feb 1919

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Enclosued figures in reply to the 'Manchester Guardian' article.
Enclosure: Memo. on the probable effects of conceding the Miners' demands regarding wages and hours.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/2/6/23  3 March 1919

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Wishes to appoint Sir Evan Jones as Coal Controller.
Minuted "Yes"

E.R.Eddison, Board of Trade, to Davies.  LG/F/2/6/24  3 March 1919

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In reply to telephone message
Enclosure: (a) Minute on Admiral Webb's telegram, giving details of position on licenses for Trade with Turkey. 1pp Typescript
(b) Decypher of telegram from Admiral Webb, Constantinople.No. 424(sic)R. Duplicated copy. R.9.15p.m. 25 Feb 1919
Sends resolution of British Chamber of Commerce of Turkish and Balkan States on need for resumption of normal trade relations with Turkey, with which Webb agrees.
Minuted "President of Board of Trade and Sir Auckland Geddes for observations. Lloyd George"

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/25  4 March 1919

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Enclosed memo. on British trade with neutral countries adjoining Germany. Hopes Lloyd George can persuade the Allies to adopt the policy outlined in the memo.
Enclosure: (a) Note on Export restrictions to "Blockade Countries". 2pp Typescript
(b) Duplicated lists of articles whose export should be prohibited.

A.H.Stanley, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/26  6 March 1919

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Enclosure: Edwin G.Stockton,Chamber of Commerce,Manchester to Sir Albert. Typescript copy 4 March 1919
The Chamber wish for the removal of the restrictions of trade(especially export of cotton goods) to neutral countries adjoining Germany.

A.Stanley, no address, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/6/27  17 May 1919

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Resigns the Presidency of the Board of Trade because of ill health.

D.Lloyd George, British Delegation, Paris to Stanley.  LG/F/2/6/28  23 May 1919

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Accepts resignation. Appreciation of his services.

Waldorf Astor, 2nd Viscount Astor  LG/F/2/7  [n.d.]

W.Astor, 4 St.James Sq.S.W.1. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/1  Wednesday 14 Aug 1918

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Suggests Lloyd George should see Hoover before his return to the U.S. next day - Hoover is disgruntled because some of his proposals have been modified and amended.

Waldorf Astor, 4 St.James Sq.,S.W.1. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/2  27 Aug 1918

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The American attitude to allied control of raw materials. The appointment of British representatives to the Allied Food Council - Sir J.Beale and Sir Guy Granet have been suggested. The urgency of a decision on this point because of Allied suspicions of the British attitude to the Council. The effect of the appointment of either Beale or Granet on Wintour's position at the Ministry of Food.
Enclosure: (a) Tables showing the Allied Organisation and the Ministry of Food organisation.
(b) Draft memo for the Cabinet embodying Clynes' proposals about the Food Council. 3pp Typescript

W.Astor, Min. of Food, Palace Chambers, S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/3  Undated

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Enclosure: Note giving Astor's impressions of the situation in the navy - the grievances of the sailors. 2pp Typescript

W.Astor, 4 St.James Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/4  15 Jan 1919

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Addison wishes Astor to go to the Local Government Board, while Roberts wishes him to remain at the Food Ministry. Proposes that he should remain until Roberts is 'over his preliminary difficulties' at the Min. of Food, and then go to Addison.

Waldorf Astor, 4 St.James Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/5  11 July 1919

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Comments on Wise and Coller as possible successor to Beveridge at the Min. of Food. Suggests the Board of Agriculture and the Min. of Food should be amalgamated.

Lloyd George Criccieth, to Waldorf Astor.  LG/F/2/7/6  14 July 1919

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Wishes to talk to Astor about the Min. of Food.

Waldorf Astor, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/2/7/7  24 July 1919

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A Labour friend who has been at the conference of the Triple Alliance urges Lloyd George to get into touch with the men before the threatened strike ballot takes place.

Waldorf Astor,4 St.James Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/8  Wednesday [30 July 1919]

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Reminds Lloyd George that they were to meet to discuss the Min. of Food.
Enclosure: Note on the re-organisation involved in the amalgamation of the Board of Agriculture and Min. of Food, and on the development of food and agriculture policy. 3pp Typescript 25 July 1919

Waldorf Astor,4 St.James Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/9  18 Aug 1919

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Refers to their talk on Friday on reorganisation. Has urged Lee to aim at getting all sides of food under one head. Food control by itself is not likely to get results in the absence of a progressive policy on milk and drink and in face of rising prices.

To Astor  LG/F/2/7/10  3 Sep 1919

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Related information: For draft see LG/F/18/3/19

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Lloyd George invites Astor to join the Committee on Transportation Development.
Enclosure: Memo. from the Prime Minister 4pp Typescript 2 Sep 1919
Problems of Agriculture Trade,Housing and Transport - development of garden cities on continental lines. Asks the Ministers concerned to go to the continent to visit garden cities and report on plans for Britain.

Waldorf Astor, 4 St. James Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/11  4 Sep 1919

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A conference has been held to settle the itinerary etc. of the representatives who are to make the preliminary survey to garden cities.

W.Astor, Min. of Health, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/12  24 Sep 1919

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Enclosure: (a) Report on Astor's Committee on the visit to Germany and Belgium 7pp Typescript
(b) Note on "Steps to be taken if suggestions approved of" 1pp Typescript

Lloyd George to Astor.  LG/F/2/7/13  29 Oct 1919

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Has asked Sir E.Geddes to summon a meeting of Astor, Sir A.Geddes and Lord Lee to consider action necessary in the light of Lloyd George's memo and the report of Astor's delegation to Belgium and Germany.

Waldorf Astor, On board S.S.Baltic, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/14  Undated

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Col. House asked Astor to tell Lloyd George not to attempt to draw America into the League of Nations, but to wait until she wants to come in. Feeling in America is really in favour of prohibition.

Astor, 4 St.James Sq., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/15  6 Jan 1921

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Resigns from the Min. of Health, owing to illness.

Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Waldorf (Astor)  LG/F/2/7/16  1 April 1921

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Apologises for being unable to see Astor when he was in town. Regret at his retirement and appreciation of his work.

Waldorf Astor, Cliveden, Taplow, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/17  3 April 1921

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Thanks for Lloyd George's letter. Hopes to recover completely and return to public life.

Nancy, Viscountess Astor; Nancy Astor, 4 St.James's Square, to Mr. Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/18  Friday [c.?Sep [...] ]

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Thanks for hospitality. Is seeing Waldorf off to Germany. Geoffrey Dawson wishes to see Lloyd George

Nancy Astor,3 Elliot Tce., The Hoe, Plymouth, to Mr. Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/19  Undated; marked 11 Nov 1919

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Thanks for election letter. Hopes for success.

Nancy Astor, Rest Harrow, Sandwich, Kent. to Mr. Prime Minister.  LG/F/2/7/20  Undated [c. ?May [...] ]

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Is sorry to give up Ned Grigg.Medell McCormick has invited her to the conference, but "Lord Northcliffe has really done most of the work already"

Nancy Astor,Cliveden, Taplow, to Miss Stevenson.  LG/F/2/7/21  Undated

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Quotes headings from the 'News of the World'. Is disgusted with those who are "filling (the peoples) minds with horrors"

Correspondence  LG/F/3  [n.d.]

Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley  LG/F/3/1  [n.d.]

A.J.Sylvester, to Stanley Baldwin (Astley Hall, nr.Stourport, Worcs.)  LG/F/3/1/1  Undated

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The Prime Minister wishes to see Baldwin; aks him to wire time of arrival.

A.J. Sylvester, to Stanley Baldwin (Astley Hall, stourport,Worcs.)  LG/F/3/1/2  1 April 1921

Typescript copy of telegram 11.30 a.m.

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Prime Minister wishes Baldwin to return to London immediately; asks him to wire time of arrival.

A.J. Sylvester, to Sir William Mitchell-Thomson.  LG/F/3/1/3  1 April 1921

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Related information: For copy of letter referred to, see LG/F/18/4/21

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Prime Minister wishes Thomson to return to London immediately on receipt of letter.

Sylvester, to Sir William Mitchell-Thomson, (Claremont, Lettlestone on Sea,Kent)  LG/F/3/1/4  Undated

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"On arrival in London will you kindly report to Amery at Colonial Office".

Mitchell-Thomson, Lettlestone, to Sylvester.  LG/F/3/1/5  2 April 1921

Telegram received 10.26.

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Cannot obey summons as he is Chairman of food emergency executive.

Sylvester, to Sir William Mitchell-Thomson (Claremont, Lettlestone on Sea, Kent)  LG/F/3/1/6  Undated

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"Question of your other duties will be considered Will you kindly return to London immediately".

Lloyd George, to Stanley Baldwin, (5 Foregate St., Worcester) Urgent.  LG/F/3/1/7  18 April 1921

Draft and copy of telegram.6.40pm

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Message of support for the Bewdley bye-election.

Baldwin, Worcester, to the Prime Minister (10 Downing St.)  LG/F/3/1/8  18 April 1921

Telegram received 8.59 p.m.

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"Many thanks for message everything going well"

Stanley Baldwin, Board of Trade, Gt.George St.S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/1/9  3 May 1921

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Decisions of the meeting of Board of Trade and Customs on certificates of origin for goods imported from Germany.

Lloyd George to Baldwin.  LG/F/3/1/10  23 May 1921

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Enclosed copy of Treasury circular on Reduction of Public Expenditure (not in file). Asks Baldwin to give personal attention to effecting economies in his department.

To (the Private Secretary)  LG/F/3/1/11  25 May 1921

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Lloyd George wishes for information on coal prices and output for his statement to Miners' Federation.

Sydney F.Wilkinson, Board of Trade (Food Dept.) to Davies.  LG/F/3/1/12  9 June 1921

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Reminds Davies of his wish to be appointed secretary of the Licensing Conference.

C.Patrick Duff, Board of Trade, to A.J. Sylvester.  LG/F/3/1/13  27 June 1921

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Enclosure: Note on Collapsed Exchange Dumping 7pp Typescript

Stanley Baldwin, Travellers' Club, Pall Mall,S.W.1. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/1/14  12 Oct 1921

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Asks to be excused from the Cabinet meeting on Friday in order to meet his wife in Paris - her health. Is hopeful about the Gairloch plans. Indian railway orders.

C.Patrick Duff, Board of Trade, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/3/1/15  2 March 1922

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Refers to their telephone conversation of the previous day about Sir J.Maclay's resignation.
Enclosure: Stanley Baldwin, Board of Trade, to Maclay. Typescript 2 March 1922
Accepts Maclay's resignation from the Mercantile Marine Dept. Appreciation of his services.

Stanley Baldwin, Board of Trade, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/1/16  5 July 1922

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Cannot agree to the suggestion made by Churchill at the previous day's Cabinet. The Bolton representatives have had every opportunity to state their case. Government must go ahead with the order.

Stanley Baldwin, Traveller's Club,Pall Mall, S.W.1. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/1/17  19 Oct 1922

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Tenders his resignation. Thanks for Lloyd George's personal consideration.

Arthur James Balfour,1st Earl Balfour  LG/F/3/2  [n.d.]

Hardinge of Penshurst, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/1  14 Dec 1916

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Enclosed telegrams recd. from a source of which Lloyd George is aware. Asks him to destroy the paper after perusal.
Enclosure: Copy of message of Mr.Grew to the German Government and reply of the German government, about the President's desire to restore peace. Typescript 9 Dec 1916

Hardinge of P., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/2  15 Dec 1916

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Enclosed another of the secret documents.
Enclosure: Report of the German Chancellor's statement to Mr.Grew on handing him the German Government's offer to enter into negotiations for peace. 2pp Typescript

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/3  18 Dec 1916

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Enclosure: (a) Paris, to (Cambon) Decypher of telegram No.4253, Very Urgent. R.1.10pm. 18 Dec 1916
Reply to the British note asking for an indication of the French attitude to the German peace overture, which Lloyd George could read to the House of Commons. Declines to make a statement.
(b) Cuttings of speeches made in Italy France and Russia on the subject.
(c) Decypher of telegram No.3744.from Sir C. Spring Rice,Washington. R.9.40p.m. 16 Dec 1916
Thinks the best way to counter the German move is to make a statement in the sense of Lord Grey's speech of 22 March 1915. The President's attitude to the overture. American fears that the U.S. may be involved in the war.
(d) Cutting from 'The Times' of Grey's speech on war aims. 23 March 1915

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/4  29 Dec 1916

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Suggests the appointment of Sir Walter Townley as Sir Alan Johnston's successor at the Hague. Appreciation of Townley's work.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/5  29 Dec 1916

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Suggests the appointment of Granville as diplomatic representative to the Venezelist government at Salonica.

D.Lloyd George, to the Foreign Secretary  LG/F/3/2/6  29 Dec 1916

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Related information: For telegrams from Foreign Office to Lloyd George at Rome 4 Jan 1917. see LG/F/56/1/6-15

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Approves the appointment of Granville. If Sarrail and Milne are coming to Brindisi, Granville should attend the meeting. Thinks the Hague one of the most important diplomatic appointments, and doubts if Townley is the right man for the post.

Eric Drummond, Arundel Castle, Arundel, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/7  12 Jan 1917

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Reply to Davies letter of Jan.10th.Apologises for inconvenience caused to Lloyd George through a blunder by the Foreign Office.

A.J.B., 4,Carlton Gnds, Pall Mall, S.W., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/2/8  Friday night [12 Jan 1917]

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Sends a document (not in file), which he proposes to send to Spring Rice as a covering despatch to the joint note, if Lloyd George approves.

C.F.Dormer, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/9  Friday 12 Jan 1917

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(See No.8 above) Balfour means to ask Spring Rice whether the despatch should be published.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/10  16 Jan 1917

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Asks for reply to his letter of 30 Dec. which Davies returned without answering the question Drummond asked.
Enclosure: Eric Drummond,Foreign Office, to Davies Typescript 30 Dec 1916
Asks if Lloyd George will authorise an assurance such as Rodd suggests being given as regards Count Cicogna.
Enclosure: Rennell Rodd, British Embassy, Rome, to Drummond. Private. Holograph 23 Dec 1916
Thinks Cicogna's loyalty to the allied cause is now above suspicion and that it would be useful if the Prime Minister would state that the British government have every confidence in him.Quotes letter from de Brocqueville to Cicogna.
Docket: Minute by Drummond, seen by Balfour.

Eric Drummond,Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/11  25 Jan 1917

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Balfour has agreed to the Attorney-General's request that he should receive the Foreign Office Trade and Treaty telegrams. Suggests that Hankey should be asked whether the A.G. could also see the Eastern and Western reports.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister Private.  LG/F/3/2/12  Friday 2 Feb 1917

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Reports conversation with the American ambassador who wishes the U.S. to come into the war; attitude of the American press to this; Spring-Rice confirms the Ambassador's statements. Best wishes for Lloyd George's meeting.

Lloyd George, to the Foreign Secretary.  LG/F/3/2/13  17 Feb 1917

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Related information: For letter from Balfour to Bonar Law 24 Feb 1917. see LG/F/30/2/11
For letter from Long to Balfour 5 March 1917. see LG/F/32/4/44.

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Asks if an answer has been sent to Hopwood's last telegram. Asks Balfour's view on informal conversations with Germany or Austria at the present time.

[...] , to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/14  7 March 1917

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Enclosure: Note in French communicated by the French Embassy, with translation. 5pp Typescript 7 March 1917
Views of General Nivelle and the French War Council on Haig's memo. of 2 March about the offensive decided on at the Calais Conference. The offensive will continue according to plan except for the attack on the Ancre. Suggests that General Wilson should be appointed liaison officer between Haig and Nivelle.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/15  16 March 1917

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Approves the enclosed minute.
Enclosure: R.Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Holograph Undated
Younger civil servants are aggrieved that they are accused of cowardice by the press. Suggests they should be defended in answer to a question in the House.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/16  4 April 1917

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Enclosure: J.Allen Baker, House of Commons, to Mr. Balfour. 4pp Typescript 2 April 1917
Detailed description of his conversation with Col. House on the American attitude to the war.

Stamfordham, Windsor Castle, to Drummond. Private.  LG/F/3/2/17  5 April 1917

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Thinks the proposal that the Emperor and Empress and Grand Dukes George and Michael should come to England would be "'very' hard on the King and arouse much public comment if not resentment." Agrees that the South of France, or Spain, would be suitable.
Enclosure: Decypher of telegram from Sir G.Buchanan, Petrograd. Personal. Typescript copy 4 April 1917
Asks if H.M.G. would object to Grand Dukes Michael and George coming to England, if the Russian government agree.
Minuted by Drummond, and seen by Balfour.

Stamfordham, Windsor Castle, to Balfour.  LG/F/3/2/18  6 April 1917

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In reply to Balfour's Letter of the previous day, the King will agree to Balfour undertaking the mission to the U.S. if the Cabinet strongly favours it, but the King would prefer him not to go abroad at present.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/19  Undated

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Thinks the King is placed in an awkward position by the proposal to invite the Czar to England. Thinks Spain or the S. of France would be more suitable.
Enclosure: Stamfordham, Windsor Castle, to Balfour. Typescript 6 April 1917
The King's anxiety about the proposal that the Czar should come to England.

R.H.C. to Lord Hardinge, Secret.  LG/F/3/2/20  14 April 1917

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Horodyski's suggests for recruiting a Polish force in U.S.
Enclosure: Notes by Horodyski on recent visits to Switzerland and Italy. 3pp Typescript copy 11 April 1917

R.H. Campbell, Foreign Office, to J.T. Davies. Confidential.  LG/F/3/2/21  5 June 1917

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Enclosed tel. from agent in the U.S. and one from Spring Rice commenting upon it. The agent is usually reliable.
Enclosure: (a) Copy of telegram, unsigned, from New York R.3.a.m. 1 June 1917; 3 June 1917
Irish-American societies are organising resistance to conscription. Suggests it should be announced that an American commission will be invited to attend when the convention meets.
(b) Decypher of telegram from Sir C.Spring Rice, Washington, to Lord Hardinge, R. 8.a.m. 4 June 1917
Difficulties of inviting American Irish some of whom are believed to be in German pay.

Adam Block, Lancaster House, St. James's, to Hardinge.  LG/F/3/2/22  20 June 1917

Typescript copy

Contents:
Reports conversation with Mr. Elkus, the U.S. Ambassador, on situation in Turkey.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister Private.  LG/F/3/2/23  9 July 1917

Typescript dictated.

Contents:
His conversation with George Curzon, who told him that the Cabinet had decided Hardinge should be asked to resign because of the Mesopotamia Commission report. Balfour disagrees with this decision and hopes he may have an opportunity of defending Hardinge in the House of Commons.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to Mr. Bonar Law, and Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/3/2/24  Undated

Holograph minute

Contents:
Hardinge has asked for a judicial enquiry into his case with reference to the findings of the Mesopotamia Commn. Balfour has agreed to relieve him of his duties until the enquiry is completed.

D. Lloyd George, to the Foreign Secretary  LG/F/3/2/25  16 July 1917

Typescript copy

Contents:
Montagu's speech was cautiously worded and the King favours his appointment; Asks for Balfour's views on further reflection.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/2/26  16 July 1917

Holograph

Contents:
Montagu would be popular with the reformers, but disliked by the Anglo-Indians. Would not raise any objection to his appointment.

R.C. to Mr. Balfour.  LG/F/3/2/27  19 July 1917

Typescript minute

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Reports conversation with French Ambassador about omission of ref. to Alsace-Lorraine from Lloyd George's Edinburgh speech.

R.Graham to Lord Hardinge  LG/F/3/2/28  23 July 1917

Typescript copy minute

Contents:
Reports conversation with Weizmann about Morgenthaus mission.

R.E.Goschen, Beacon Lodge, Christchurch, Hants, to Drummond.  LG/F/3/2/29  31 July 1917

Holograph

Contents:
Was not at Berlin when the meeting mentioned by Hoare is reported to have taken place. Knows nothing about it.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister Private.  LG/F/3/2/30  24 Sep 1917

Typescript dictated

Contents:
Dangers of holding communications with the Germans without informing the Russians. German attempts to sow dissension amongst the allies.
Enclosure: (a) Strictly confidential and personal telegram from M.Terestchenko to M. Nabokoff. Typescript copy. Sep 1917
The crisis in Russia - policy of the new government
(b) Cutting of report from Petrograd of Russian fears of peace offer by Allies.

Ian Malcolm, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/31  1 Oct 1917

Holograph

Contents:
Sends his verses about the Pope (not in file), which Hankey said amused Lloyd George

A.J.B., Foreign Office.  LG/F/3/2/32  Undated

Holograph minute.

Contents:
With additional minute by Drummond.
Enclosure: (a) Decypher of telegram from Sir G. Buchanan. 2 Oct 1917
Petrograd. Personal and Most Secret. Received. 4 Oct 1917
Thinks the Russians must be informed of the peace talks.
(b) Typescript copy telegram to Sir G.Buchanan(Petrograd). Personal and Most Secret. 4 Oct 1917
There is no question of entering into negotiations with the Germans, but only of finding out what terms they propose.

Decypher of telegram from Sir G. Buchanan, Petrograd, Urgent. Personal and Most Secret. Recd.  LG/F/3/2/33  8 Oct 1917

Contents:
Urges that it would be best to be perfectly frank with the Russian Government
Minuted by Eric Drummond "Sir G. Buchanan will be informed today of Mr. Balfour's interview with the Ambassador on Saturday".

A.J.B. Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/2/34  25 Oct 1917

Typescript minute

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Thinks the question of the assurance to be given to the Zionists should be decided by the Cabinet as soon as possible.
Enclosure: (a) List of dates of events in connection with Zionism.
(b) Ronald Graham, Foreign Office, to Mr. Balfour. Typescript minute. 25 Oct 1917
Importance of giving the assurance to the Zionists immediately; effect of the assurance on the Jews in Russia. It should be given before M.Tschlenoff's visit to England, then Weizmann would be prepared to undertake a propaganda campaign in Russia.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/35  16 Nov 1917

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Balfour thinks that the suggestion made by Rodd in the enclosed telegram should be adopted.
Enclosure: Duplicated copy of decypher of telegram from Sir R.Rodd, Rome, No.937.R.11.a.m. 16 Nov 1917
Has experienced difficulties in persuading the Italian government to take action against enemy agents and propaganda. Suggests Lloyd George should send a message insisting on drastic action being taken immediately.

Ian Malcolm, Foreign Office, to Miss Stevenson.  LG/F/3/2/36  24 Nov 1917

Holograph

Contents:
Thanks for finding and returning Lloyd George's photograph.

Ian Malcolm, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/2/37  7 Dec 1917

Holograph

Contents:
Enclosure: 6pp Typescript memo. Secret and Confidential. Paris. 1 Dec 1917
The need to employ Japanese troops in Europe and the steps to be taken to ensure their co-operation. Suggests sending a representative mission, headed by a British Prince, to Japan. Addendum to the memo., written by Maj. F.S.G. Piggot describes his conversations with Balfour, Maclay, and General MacDonogh (D.M.I). on the same subject.

(J.T.Davies), to Ian Malcolm.  LG/F/3/2/38  8 Dec 1917

Typescript copy.

Contents:
Acknowledges Letter of 7th, which will be shown to the Prime Minister when he is well enough.
Minuted: "circulated to War Cabinet as far as human race on page 4".

John Buchan, Dept. of Information, Foreign Office, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/3/2/39  12 Dec 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Thinks that a visit to America by the Attorney-General would have a very great effect.
Minuted. "Prime Minister has seen Sir F.E.Smith".

Hardinge, Foreign Office, to Balfour.  LG/F/3/2/40  17 Dec 1917

Holograph minute

Contents:
Minuted by Balfour for the Prime Minister.
Enclosure Copy telegram from M.Goulkevitch to M.Nabokoff, Stockholm. 15 Dec 1917
Germany plans to attack France in January and then to crush Russia. Germany has no intention of making peace with Russia.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to Lloyd George.  LG/F/3/2/41  Tuesday Undated

Holograph.

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The Grand Duke Michael begged Balfour to ask Lloyd George to grant him an interview. Balfour does not think that anything could come of such an interview, although he feels sorry for the Grand Duke.

Arthur James Balfour,1st Earl Balfour  LG/F/3/3  [n.d.]

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies. Secret.  LG/F/3/3/1  23 Jan 1918

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Information has been received from a very secret source that President Wilson's speech has led to demands for peace with Germany in Rumania.

Derby, Derby House, Stratford Place, Winston Churchill, to A.J.B. Confidential.  LG/F/3/3/2  24 Jan 1918

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Has discussed with his wife the offer of the Paris Embassy and decided that he cannot accept it while his administration of the War Office is being attacked; he must remain to defend Haig and Robertson in whom he has confidence. Asks if the decision could be postponed for a time.

Wilfrid M. Short, 4 Carlton Gdns., S.W.1. to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/3  4 Feb 1918

Typescript


Related information: For letter from Balfour to E.Geddes 8 March 1918. see LG/F/18/1/7.

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Enclosure: Dunraven, 22 Norfolk St., Park Lane, Winston Churchill, to Arthur Balfour. Private. Holograph 4 Feb 1918
As a nominated member of the Irish convention, would like to have a preliminary conversation with the Prime Minister

Walford Selby, Foreign Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/3/3/4  9 March 1918

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Enclosure: Note from the French Charge d'Affaires giving a list of the delegates to the Inter-Allied Tonnage Conference. Typescript copy 7 March 1918

Stamfordham, Buckingham Palace, to Balfour.  LG/F/3/3/5  21 March 1918

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Neither Prince Arthur, nor the Duke of Connaught can lead the Japanese mission. The King is against the idea of attaching political, commercial, or propaganda agents to the Mission. Thinks it would be best to send General Sir Arthur Paget as head of the Military Mission.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/6  5 April 1918

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Contents:
Enclosure: (a) Decypher of Telegram from Lord Reading, Washington, to Sir E.Drummond. Personal. 4 April 1918
Gives text of telegram which Shane Leslie wishes to be sent to Sir Horace Plunket; leaves it to Drummond to decide whether to transmit it. Wishes he could be kept informed as to Irish developments. Leslie's telegram refers to Irish-American attitude to Convention.
(b) Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Magill, Secret. Typescript copy. 5 April 1918
Enclosed copy of Reading's telegram; thinks the Chief Secretary should decide whether to transmit Leslie's message. Asks for instructions about giving information to Lord Reading.

A.J.B., House of Commons, to the Prime Minister Private.  LG/F/3/3/7  15 April 1918

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Contents:
"I have been thinking on the Bertie - Milner - Austen change and am clear that it would be to the public advantage".

Ian Malcolm, 5 Bryanston Sq., W.1., to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/3/3/8  15 April 1918

Typescript

Contents:
No Unionist Minister could be expected to pilot the Home Rule Bill through the Commons and Lloyd George has not time, therefore suggests that Asquith should be asked to undertake it. Thinks a Bill on Federal lines would receive the greatest measure of support.

To (The Secretary of State, Foreign Office).  LG/F/3/3/9  18 April 1918

Typescript copy

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The King has approved the appointment of the Earl of Derby as Ambassador to Paris in succession to Lord Bertie.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/10  10 May 1918

Typescript

Contents:
The French Ambassador is enquiring about a letter from Ct.Czernin, mentioned during the sittings of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the French Parliament; asks if Davies knows anything of the alleged letter.

E.Drummond to Mr. Davies.  LG/F/3/3/11  13 May 1918

Typescript minute

Contents:
The Italian Ambassador hopes the government will defend Sennino in debate on Thursday against charges that he was responsible for failure of negotiations on Emperor Carl's letter.
Minuted "Yes - but how? A.J.B."

E.Drummond to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/3/3/12  13 June 1918

Typescript minute


Related information: For letter from J.T.Davies to Drummond of 26 June 1918 enclosed telegram to be despatched to Derby for Clemenceau, see LG/F/52/2/12.
For letter from Drummond to Davies of 27 June 1918 enclosing Derby's letter to Balfour 19 June 1918. see LG/F/52/2/8

Contents:
Has seen Count Horodyski and told him that his proposals had been carefully examined but that it was considered that the moment for action had not yet arrived. Suggested that he should see M. Dmowski in Paris and if possible, take secret preliminary steps for a rising in Galicia and Poland.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to Lloyd George  LG/F/3/3/13  28 June 1918

Holograph

Contents:
Has made proposals to Bob (Robert Cecil) about the distribution of business in the Office; after thinking it over Cecil has accepted and intends to speak to Lloyd George about it. Balfour did not tell Cecil that he and Lloyd George had ever discussed the matter.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/3/14  Undated

Typescript minute

Contents:
Describes the redistribution of business. Cecil wishes to be called Assistant Secretary of State.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/15  28 June 1918

Typescript

Contents:
The enclosure requires the Prime Minister's approval.
Enclosure: Rennell Rodd, British Embassy, Rome to Hardinge. Private. Typescript copy. 23 June 1918
Reply to letter of 17th. The trouble about Spencer, which illustrates the need for all the British Missions in Italy to be co-ordinated under one head. The Italian troops. Sonnino's views on the Jugo-Slav question. Criticism of the Italian Chief of Naval Staff.Coal. The harvest.
Minuted suggesting the appointment of Rodd as head of all missions, approved by Balfour.
Minuted by Lloyd George "Yes".
Minuted by Sutherland "I have informed Drummond by letter today that the Prime Minister agrees. W.S.L/7".

Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to the F.S.  LG/F/3/3/16  9 July 1918

Typescript copy

Contents:
Enclosure: "Memorandum in regard to the relations between the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Information". 1pp Typescript

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/3/3/17  12 July 1918

Typescript dictated

Contents:
Is anxious to arrive at a solution of the difficulties between Min. of Information and Foreign Office, but Lloyd George's memo. would result in there being two ministers for foreign affairs. Suggests amendments to the memo.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/3/18  16 July 1918

Typescript minute.

Contents:
American ignorance of British modes of political thought, especially on the subject of intervention in Russia, as shown in Wiseman's telegram to Col. Murray, conveying a message from Reading to Lloyd George

Theo Russell, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/19  16 July 1918

Holograph

Contents:
Derby has agreed to have a meeting to clear up the difficulties mentioned in enclosed.
Enclosure: W.Dally Jones, Offices of the War Cabinet, to J.T. Davies. Typescript 8 July 1918
Hankey thinks enclosed papers should be dealt with by Davies.
Enclosure Derby, British Embassy, Paris, to Hankey. Confidential Typescript 28 June 1918
The question of decorations is in a chaotic state, and some decision should be arrived at.
Enclosure: (a) Memo. by Derby about the bestowal of British Honours on French civilians. 2pp Typescript
(b) H.Le Roy Lewis to the Ambassador. 27 June 1918
Same subject.

A.J.B. Foreign Office, to Lloyd George  LG/F/3/3/20  Undated

Holograph minute

Contents:
Enclosure (Balfour) Foreign Office, to Stamfordham. Private. Typescript copy 16 July 1918
Does not think the King would be wise to make Bertie an Earl since it would create a dangerous precedent.
Docket minuted by Drummond for Russell.

Stamfordham, Buckingham Palace, to Balfour. Private  LG/F/3/3/21  18 July 1918

Typescript copy

Contents:
Disagrees with Balfour's arguments; cites other instances of several steps in the peerage being given within a few years.

To.(Sir Eric) Drummond.  LG/F/3/3/22  19 July 1918

Typescript copy

Contents:
Reply to Letter of 17th July. Gives details of the reply which the Prime Minister has sent to Lord Reading explaining why General Knox was chosen to deal with the Siberian question, and the British government's attitude to Siberia and Russia.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to Stamfordham. Private.  LG/F/3/3/23  Saturday 20 July 1918

Typescript copy

Contents:
Reply to letter of 18th (see No.20 above). Has no right to advise the King on Peerage questions. Has no personal objection to the honour for Bertie.

Lord Stamfordham, Buckingham Palace, to the Rt.Hon. A.J.Balfour.  LG/F/3/3/24  23 July 1918

Typescript minute.

Contents:
Representation at funerals of, and court mourning for Napoleon III and King Carlos of Portugal.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Philip (?Kerr).  LG/F/3/3/25  24 July 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Replies to note sending copies of correspondence between the Prime Minister and the Min. of Infn. about the censoring of propaganda messages by the Press Bureau. Balfour agrees to the arrangements provided the Foreign Office is always consulted on questions of foreign policy. Reminds him that no distribution of functions between the two offices has yet been decided.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/3/26  26 July 1918

Typescript dictated

Contents:
The enclosed reports by Prof.Herron have been communicated under a pledge of strictest secrecy. Doubts if Bavaria could exercise the necessary pressure on Prussia, and in any case France and Italy could not accept the terms. Dr.de Fiori's mission may be an elaborate trap to get the President involved in peace discussions
Enclosure (a) Two reports by Prof.Herron.A:-describing his conversation with de Fiori on the condition of Germany and certain peace proposals. 14 June 1918
B:-Dr.Muehlon's opinion of de Fiori's mission with copy letter from Dr. Foerster to Muehlon of 4 June 1918. Undated
Minuted by Tyrrell, Cecil, Hardinge and Balfour.
(b) Further report of conversations with de Fiori on the Bavarian peace overtures. 41pp Typescript 8 July 1918
Minuted by Tyrrell, Hardinge, Cecil, Drummond and Balfour.
(c)W.Tyrrell to Lord Hardinge. Holograph minute 24 July 1918
Enclosure (i) Further note by Herron on the Bavarian proposals. 9pp Typescript 16 July 1918
(ii) A.C.M. to Sir William Tyrrell. Typescript minute 20 July 1918
Herron is not the agent of Col. House; he is not taken very seriously in America.
(iii) Typescript extract from speech by the King of Bavaria, from the 'Temps' 13 July 1918
Minuted by Hardinge and Balfour.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/3/27  31 July 1918

Typescript dictated.

Contents:
Relations between the Foreign Office and Min. of Information are getting into confusion. Hopes matter may soon be regularised on the lines of his minute of 12 July.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/3/28  Tuesday 13 Aug 1918

Typescript dictated.

Contents:
Again presses for a decision on distribution of functions between the Foreign Office and Min. of Information.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. (Criccieth)  LG/F/3/3/29  22 Aug 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Policy with regard to Zionism was decided in Cabinet the previous November; now finds that Beaverbrook has written to Lloyd George asking for a clear direction on Jewish policy because Charles Henry told Beaverbrook that Lloyd George was considering certain arguments which Henry laid before him; Zionist propaganda is being suspended meanwhile. Incidents of this kind make a decision on distribution of functions imperative.

Lloyd George, Brynawelon, Criccieth, to the Foreign Secretary.  LG/F/3/3/30  27 July 1918

Typescript copy.

Contents:
They will discuss the question on Friday or the following week. Henry must have misinterpreted the statement made to him and Swaythling by Lloyd George. Lloyd George is a strong supporter of Balfour's policy on Zionism.

Arthur James Balfour, Whittingehame, Prestonkirk. Scotland.  LG/F/3/3/31  Wednesday 28 Aug 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosure (A.J.B.), Foreign Office, to the First Lord. Typescript copy. 27 Aug 1918
Reasons for disapproving the suggestion that Geddes should visit the U.S. to discuss naval matters.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/32  2 Sep 1918

Typescript

Contents:
In reply to Davies' enquiry, thinks that Stavridi is probably a naturalised British subject; but Gennadius would be very angry if Stavridi were given a British decoration, therefore thinks it best to wait until Venezelos arrives in England and can be consulted.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/33  27 Sep 1918

Typescript

Contents:
On the Prime Minister's instructions, Geddes informed the press of Lloyd George's views on the Austrian peace move, and also told them confidentially of the proposals made by Germany to Belgium. This has annoyed the Belgians who have issued a statement which contradicts two of the main points made by Geddes.

Minute by Eric Drummond  LG/F/3/3/34  11 Oct 1918

3 pp

Typescript copy

Contents:
Describes conversation with Count Horodyski on the European situation and terms of peace.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/35  12 Oct 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Balfour suggests that the enclosed paper should be circulated to the War Cabinet.
Enclosure (a) Hardinge of P., Penshurst, to Mr.Balfour. Holograph 10 Oct 1918
Describes the preparations for a peace conference which have been made by the Foreign Office during the last eighteen months. Asks for authority to perfect the machinery. Suggests the enclosed paper should be circulated to the War Cabinet.
Enclosure Printed paper describing the work already done.
(b) Hardinge, Foreign Office, to Mr.Balfour. Typescript minute 11 Oct 1918
If the paper is circulated to the Cabinet it should be emphasised that the preparations are already far advanced.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/36  12 Oct 1918

Typescript

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Balfour proposes to hold the informal meeting of Ministers to discuss the League of Nations, which was decided upon at the Cabinet, on the following Wednesday at 4 o'clock.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/37  16 Oct 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Balfour is anxious for a reply to his letter about preparations for the peace conference.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/38  19 Oct 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Wishes to make it clear that the Foreign Office only seek authority to go ahead with "the mechanical part of the arrangements" for the Peace Conference.

4 copies of Letters and telegrams, about the Chief of the Imperial General Staff' proposal that the Prince of Wales should visit Serbia.  LG/F/3/3/39  1-5 Nov 1918

G.St.J.Strutt, Foreign Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/3/3/40  11 Nov 1918

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Sir L.Worthington Evans sends enclosed wishes to be present next day at meeting between the Prime Minister Sir J.Beale and Sir J. Maclay.
Enclosure Memo by Evans on relief policy in allied and enemy countries, to be circulated Cabinet. 4pp duplicated.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/3/3/41  19 Nov 1918

Typescript dictated

Contents:
Suggests Lloyd George should send a message to Orlando who is aggrieved by the proceedings at the last Versailles conference.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/42  20 Nov 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Thinks the information about the persons who are to accompany the President to the peace conference, given in Letter from the Consul-General at New York to Lord Northcliffe, is not reliable. Details about the men mentioned.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/43  27 Nov 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Repeats Balfour's request that Lloyd George should see Imperiali and sent a reassuring message to Orlando.

Eric Drummond, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/44  28 Nov 1918

Typescript

Contents:
The doctors have forbidden Col.House to come to London the following week. Auchinloss and Miller will come to London the following week. Auchinloss and Miller will come to London on Sunday in order to hand to the three Prime Ministers written proposals with regard to Mr.Hoover's plans.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/3/45  29 Nov 1918

Typescript dictated.

Contents:
Cambon suggests that Britain and France should settle all questions before the peace conference beings, in order to present the Americans with a 'fait accompli'. Is convinced that "Cambon's policy is little short of insanity".

E.Drummond. Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/3/46  10 Dec 1918

Typescript

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Enclosure P.Deschamps, La Boulie, pr.Versailles, to M.L'Ambassadeur. (Derby) Typescript copy in French 1 Dec 1918
As president of "La Societe du Golf de Paris", invites Lloyd George, Balfour and Bonar Law to play on the La Boulie links when in Paris.

E.Drummond, Foreign Office, to J.T.(Davies)  LG/F/3/3/47  10 Dec 1918

Typescript

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Balfour wishes to know if Lloyd George wishes Balfour to accompany him to Paris on the 22nd for the informal conferences with Wilson, Clemenceau and Orlando.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/3/48  10 Dec 1918

Typescript dictated

Contents:
Difficulties of the Paris arrangements: the President wishes for conversations with the English delegates from 16 Dec., but Lloyd George will not arrive in Paris until the 22nd., on which day Wilson leaves for Rome; meanwhile the President will be thrown into the company of the French and Italian representatives.
Enclosure J.Butler Wright, Embassy of the United States of America, London, to (Sir William Wiseman) Typescript 10 Dec 1918
Transmits message from Col.E.M.House about the President's plans for discussions in Paris.

Lloyd George to the Foreign Secretary.  LG/F/3/3/49  10 Dec 1918

Typescript copy

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Cannot leave London the following week because of demobilisation problems. Might be able to reach Paris in time for a conference on the 21st.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/3/3/50  16 Dec 1918

Typescript dictated.

Contents:
Suggests that Robert Cecil's successor should be appointed at once.

Ian Malcolm, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/3/51  29 Dec [1918]

Holograph

Contents:
Congratulations on the result of the election. The results in Croydon.

Foreign Office minute.  LG/F/3/3/52  31 Dec 1918

Contents:
The Parliamentary Dept. want a ruling as to whether Foreign Office telegrams should still be sent to Mr.Asquith, who used to receive them as Leader of the Opposition in the Commons.

Arthur James Balfour, British Embassy, Paris, to Lloyd George  LG/F/3/3/53  Friday night

Holograph

Contents:
Urges Lloyd George to reconsider his, Bonar Law's and the First Lord's views on naval armistice.

Arthur James Balfour,1st Earl Balfour  LG/F/3/4  [n.d.]

J.T.(Davies), 10 Downing St., to (Eric) Drummond.  LG/F/3/4/1  8 Jan 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Asks for the enclosed to be transmitted to Balfour.
Enclosure Typescript draft telegram from Prime Minister to Balfour. With draft in Bonar Law's hand. Proposes to offer the Under-secretaryship of the Foreign Office to Cecil Harmsworth.

Robert Cecil, British Delegation,Paris, to George (Curzon) Confidential  LG/F/3/4/2  8 Jan 1919

Typescript copy

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Reports conversation with Foch on the necessity for France to hold the Rhine.

Hardinge of Penshurst, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/3  11 Jan 1919

Holograph

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Clemenceau wishes Lloyd George to know that there will be a meeting of Heads of Governments next day (Sunday) and that the first meeting of the conference will be on Monday afternoon.

Curzon, Foreign Office,S.W.1., to Arthur (Balfour)  LG/F/3/4/4  Thursday 16 Jan 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Describes conversation with Mr.Andersen about Danish claims on Slesvig and the Kiel canal, and representation at the Peace conference. Favours the publication of Oman's history of events immediately preseeding the outbreak of war - discusses the objections to this course. Suggests that Oman should receive a K.B.E. Refers to his conversation with Sir A.Money the Administrator of Palestine under Allenby, who suggests that Britain should "go slow" about Zionist aspirations; Curzon agrees that Weizmann's pretensions are extravagant.

Hardinge, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Balfour.  LG/F/3/4/5  19 Jan 1919

Typescript copy minute.

Contents:
Reports conversation with Venizelos on Greek representation at the Peace Conference.

Hardinge,British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Balfour.  LG/F/3/4/6  21 Jan 1919

Typescript copy minute.

Contents:
Reports conversation with Venizelos about his negotiations with Sonnino.

A.J.Balfour, British War Cabinet Office, Villa Majestic, Rue La Perouse, Paris to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/4/7  19 Jan 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Describes conversation with Clemenceau who refuses to have a Bolshevist delegation at the Peace Conference. Clemenceau's views on policy towards Russia.

A.J.B., British Delegation, Paris to George Curzon  LG/F/3/4/8  20 Jan 1919

Typescript draft.

Contents:
Replies to points raised in No.4. above.

Arthur James Balfour, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/9  20 Jan 1919

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Asks if Lloyd George approves the setting up of a small inter-allied committee to deal with arms etc. for Poland, since there are so many countries and departments involved.

Arthur James Balfour, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/10  22 Jan 1919

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Related information: For Reading's letter see LG/F/43/1/27

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Enclosed letter from Reading and Balfour's proposed reply (neither in file)

Arthur James Balfour, British Delegation,Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/11  25 Jan 1919

Manuscript

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The importance of immediately appointing a successor to Reading.

Arthur James Balfour, 23 Rue Nitot, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/12  19 Feb 1919

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Hopes that no statement on Palestine need be made in the near future - attitude of Roman Catholics to Zionism - Cardinal Bourne's letter. Hopes that Clemenceau's absence will enable the work of the preliminary peace conference to be speeded up, although Pichon is not a good chairman.

(J.T.Davies) 10 Dowing St., to Lloyd George Very Urgent.  LG/F/3/4/13  Undated

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Balfour wishes for Lloyd George's approval of the resolutions given at the end of the enclosed telegram, which he wishes to bring forward at that afternoon's meeting.
Enclosure From Mr. Balfour, Astoria.Decypher of telegram.No.341, Urgent. Rd.9.35am.
Balfour's conversation with House about speeding up the work of the conference, in view of Foch's opinion that the Germans will accept any terms if they are put forward quickly. Sends resolutions which he proposes to put forward about proceeding immediately with terms of peace other than Naval,Military and Air terms; proposes all commission should report by 8 March.
Attached: Draft of Lloyd George's reply to Balfour's telegram. Holograph Undated
Approves resolutions "I hope to be in Paris when military terms discussed. I am anxious to press for disarmament.

Ian Malcolm, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/14  26 Feb 1919

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The Kings wishes the new Ambassador to Washington to be appointed as soon as possible. Balfour suggests various names.

Ian Malcolm, 23 Rue Nitot, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/15  5 March 1919

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Enclosure Note by Balfour on Military Peace proposals: Criticises the proposals for the demilitarisation of Germany. 9pp Typescript

(a) Note by Balfour describing conversations with M.Hymans, and Clemenceau about Belgian aspirations in Luxemburg.  LG/F/3/4/16  8 March 1919

5 pp

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(b) Note by Balfour describing further conversation with M.Hymans about Balfour's previous conversation with M.van Swinderen about Belgian claims on Dutch territory. 3pp Typescript
Attached: Memorandum by Balfour of conversation with M.van Swinderen about Belgian claims. 4pp Typescript 24 Feb 1919

A.J.B., British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/3/4/17  10 March 1919

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Thinks a decision should be taken about Reading's successor at Washington, Suggests names.

Minute by Mr.Vansittart suggesting that France should be made to surrender certain points in dispute in return for subsidies.  LG/F/3/4/18  11-19 March 1919

Contents:
Attached; Minutes.

Note by Balfour, giving his views on the French attitude to the Left Bank of the Rhine; thinks that German ambitions in future will be directed towards the East.  LG/F/3/4/19  18 March 1919

4 pp

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A.J.B. British Delegation, Paris. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/20  3 April 1919

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Attitude of the King of the Belgians to his meeting next day with the Council of Four.

Hardinge, British Delegations, Paris, to Mr. Balfour.  LG/F/3/4/21  4 April 1919

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Describes his interview with the King of the Belgians about Luxemburg and the Scheldt.

E.K.Packe, Admiralty, to Drummond.  LG/F/3/4/22  26 April 1919

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Enclosure Extract from letter received by Long about Germany's industrial revival.
Minuted for Lloyd George by Balfour.

Ian Malcolm, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/3/4/23  30 April 1919

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Asks advice about renewing the lease of Balfour's flat in Paris. Sir Lionel Earle's opinion. Much of the furniture is to be given to Lord Derby for the Embassy.

A.J.B., British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister Private.  LG/F/3/4/24  21 May 1919

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Reading wants a further Honour in recognition of his services in America.

Balfour, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/25  11 July 1919

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The French deputies wish to see Minutes of committee meeting of League of Nations.

W.H.M.Ives, Offices of the War Cabinet, S.W., to Mr. J.T.Davies.  LG/F/3/4/26  12 July 1919

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Enclosed message which the Prime Minister wishes to send to Balfour.
Enclosure: Prime Minister, Criccieth, to Mr.Balfour. Typescript copy of telephone message rec.12 noon. 12 July 1919
Is strongly opposed to communicating Minutes of League of Nations Commission to the French Deputies.
Minuted: "Despatched 12.30p.m. 12 July 1919. J.T.D."

Mr. Balfour, Astoria, to the Prime Minister. Decypher of telegram,No.1258(D). R.2.30p.m.  LG/F/3/4/27  12 Aug 1919

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His conversation with Clemenceau about Allied claims for the surrender of German officers charged with crimes; thinks it would be best not to insist on the full observance of treaty obligations since this might cause the fall of the Erzberger. government

Mr. Balfour, Astoria, to the Prime Minister. Decypher of telegram,Urgent,No.1262. R.8.45pm.  LG/F/3/4/28  12 Aug 1919

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Now thinks Clemenceau does not understand the situation about German prisoners. Malcolm thinks the German Army would refuse to obey orders if their leaders were arrested. Balfour thinks the Allies should put forward definite charges against the men whom they wish to have surrendered.

Prime Minister to Mr. Balfour.  LG/F/3/4/29  13 Aug 1919

Typescript copy of secret cypher telegram.

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Agrees with 28. Thinks they should confine themselves to trying the most notorious offenders, and the French should be persuaded to do the same.

Hughe Knatchbull-Hugessen, Foreign Office, to Davies.  LG/F/3/4/30  16 Aug 1919

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Description of the various Commissions set up by the Peace conference. Balfour wishes to know whether Lloyd George wishes to make appointments to any of the vacant posts.

Telephone message from Mr.Balfour.  LG/F/3/4/31  20 Aug 1919

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Balfour wishes to know Lloyd George's views about the trial of German officers which is to be discussed by the Council of Five.

Telephone message to Mr.Balfour.  LG/F/3/4/32  20 Aug 1919

Manuscript sent 5.30pm.

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Lloyd George thinks the demand should be confined to the most flagrant cases. This is also the view of a Committee of the Cabinet.

Ian Malcolm, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/4/33  6 Oct 1919

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Congratulations on the settlement of the strike.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/4/34  Undated [c.?Oct 1919]

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Was correct in his recollection about policy towards Tangier, which was to keep Tangier internationalised and preserve the Spanish zone. The Admiralty would regard the possession of Tangier by the French as "the 'ruin' of our 'Mediterranean naval position".'

A.J.B., Embassy, Paris, to Lloyd George  LG/F/3/4/35  Monday Undated

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Will not come over until the next day. This will enable him to go to Versailles that afternoon if he is wanted.

Arthur James Balfour,1st Earl Balfour  LG/F/3/5  [n.d.]

Arthur James Balfour, 4 Carlton Gdns., S.W.1. to the Prime Minister Private  LG/F/3/5/1  9 Feb 1920

6 pp

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Criticism of Fisher's draft programme for a new party: thinks it goes too much into detail on points "about which many of your best friends are much divided", e.g. labour legislation.
P.S. "I have kept this letter back for a week as we have all been up to the eyes in current business".

Arthur James Balfour, 4 Carlton Gdns., to the Prime Minister Private  LG/F/3/5/2  10 Feb 1920

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Will be unable to attend Cabinets for the next three days, as he is presiding at the League of Nations, therefore gives his views on the Ulster boundary question. Hopes the financial arrangements with Ireland will not be "absurdly lavish".

Lloyd George, to Mr. Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/3  18 Feb 1920

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In reply to 1 above. Agrees that there are "too many challenging details" in Fisher's draft. Churchill also disliked it. Thinks an early decision must be arrived at in view of the rise of socialism.

Arthur James Balfour, 4 Carlton Gdns., to Aldenham.  LG/F/3/5/4  10 March 1920

10 pp

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Reflections on the working of the party system in the present crisis. Presses for the extension of the coalition to include unity of party organisations in the constituencies.

Printed record of the meeting of the Privy Council, at which the committee of Council on Education in Scotland was appointed. Signed by Almeric Fitzroy.  LG/F/3/5/5  13 Aug 1920

Prime Minister, (Lucerne), to Mr. Balfour, (10 Downing St.)  LG/F/3/5/6  23 Aug 1920

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His conversation with M.Giolitti about the freedom of Danzig, which must be secured to Poland. Any available labour must be used to unload ships if the Danzig dockers refuse.

Prime Minister, Lucerne, to Mr. Balfour (10 Downing St.)  LG/F/3/5/7  23 Aug 1920

Manuscript and Typescript copies and original telegram.

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Balfour should communicate with the Admiralty with a view to sending a suitable naval force to ensure the freedom of Danzig to Poland.

Draft in Balfour's hand and 2 Typescript copies of statement, marked "Copy for Mr. Bonar Law and Prime Minister".  LG/F/3/5/8  24 Aug 1920

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"Mr.Balfour feels that he cannot properly give an interview to the Council of Action" but is willing to see Adamson, as Leader of Labour Party in House of Commns.

E.F.Wise, to the Private Secretary to Mr.Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/9  24 Aug 1920

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Enclosed letter from Kameneff, see LG/F/48/3/20.

Balfour, to the Prime Minister (Lucerne)  LG/F/3/5/10  26 Aug 1920

Decypher of telegram. Very Urgent. Secret and Personal. Rd.1.15.

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Thinks the document which Winston is sending which is an "amazing exposition of cynical mendacity" may compel the government to take stronger action.

Typescript copies of telegrams exchanged between Mr. Balfour and the King about the Lord Mayor of Cork.  LG/F/3/5/11  26 Aug 1920

Stamfordham, Balmoral Castle, to Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/12  27 Aug 1920

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The King's attitude to McSwiney's hunger-strike. The persons who are urging the King to assert his authority are wellinformed about public affairs, and include Lord Dunraven, Horace Plunkett, and C.P.Scott. The King wishes Balfour to tell the public that H.M. cannot release McSwiney except on the advice of his Ministers.

A.Maxwell, Home Office, to J.C.C. Davidson.  LG/F/3/5/13  28 Aug [1920]

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Enclosure: Archbishop of Canterbury, Finaston, Forfar, to the Home Secretary. Typescript copy of telegram Undated
Is being pressed to appeal to Shortt for the release of McSwiney. Would approve of his release.

Lloyd George to Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/14  23 May 1921

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Enclosed copy of Treasury circular (not in file) on Reduction of public expenditure. Calls on Balfour to give personal attention to effecting economies in his department.

A.J.B., 4 Carlton Gdns., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/5/15  Friday 22 July 1921

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Enclosed notes suggested by their talk the previous night.
Enclosure: The position of Ireland under Home Rule with regard to the Empire and the League of Nations. Fiscal autonomy for Southern Ireland is incompatible with representation in the Parliament at Westminster. 9pp Typescript 15(sic) July 1921

Drummond, Geneva, to Balfour (London).  LG/F/3/5/16  1 Nov [1921]

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Language:  French

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At the request of the Albanian government, transmits their complaint about Serbian invasions of Albania;

A.J.B., 4 Carlton Gdns., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/5/17  2 Nov 1921

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Related information: For Balfour's letters from the Washington Conference see LG/F/61/1

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Sends notes on their conversation of the previous evening: gives his views on Irish customs, and on whether Ulster should consist of four counties or six.

A.J.B., Paris, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/3/5/18  16 March 1922

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Has decided to accept a peerage. An American reporter tells him that Poincare has decided not to go to Genoa now that America has refused to join the conference.

C.Bliss, 4 Carlton Gdns., to Mr. Leeper.  LG/F/3/5/19  29 May 1922

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Balfour wishes to deal with the enclosed when he is at the Foreign Office.
Enclosure: Extract of letter from Sir Eric Drummond to Lord Balfour. 24 May 1922
Lloyd George has misunderstood the position of the Vilna dispute. The League has now exhausted its powers under the Covenant.

From the Private Secretary, Foreign Office.  LG/F/3/5/20  22 July 1922

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Enclosure M.Hodgson, British Commercial Mission, Moscow, to (Earl of Balfour) No.491. 11 July 1922
The condition of the Red Army.

A.J.B., Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/5/21  29 July 1922

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Reports his conversation with the French Ambassador about Poincare's visit. Poincare's views on the reply to the Germans about Reparations to be given on August 15. It is not intended to discuss any other subject in the absence of the Italians.

C.J.Roberts, Foreign Office, to the Private Secretary to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/3/5/22  16 Sep 1922

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Details about circulation of Balfour's telegram No.31.
Enclosure: Lord Balfour, Geneva, to Prime Minister and Cabinet. Urgent. No.31. Part 2. Rd.11pm. 15 Sep 1922
Considerations on the suggestion that Lloyd George should make a speech to the League. Any statement which would widen the breach between Britain and France should be avoided.

Prime Minister to Lord Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/23  19 Sep 1922

Typescript copy telegram.

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The Near Eastern situation may prevent his going to Geneva. Thanks for advice.

From Mr.London, Geneva.  LG/F/3/5/24  19 Sep 1922

Decypher of telegram No.38(R) Rd. 9pm.

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Mrs.Coombe Tennant to Prime Minister: Albert Thomas hopes Lloyd George will come to Geneva.

Sir Maurice Hankey to Lord Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/25  22 Sep 1922

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Refers to Balfour's No.44 and Churchill's personal telegram in reply. Will keep Balfour informed of developments (on Near Eastern crisis)

Prime Minister to Lord Balfour.  LG/F/3/5/26  23 Sep 1922

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Cannot leave England until it is known that Kemal will not attack the Straits. Asks if the Assembly will be prolonged beyond the 28th.

Lord Balfour to Prime Minister. No.47.  LG/F/3/5/27  23 Sep 1922

Rd.10.50pm.

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Assembly will probably end on 28th or 29th.

Lord Balfour, Geneva, to the Cabinet. No.53.  LG/F/3/5/28  25 Sep 1922

R.10.30am.

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Thinks the plan of the sub-committee for Austrian guarantees is a good one.

Correspondence  LG/F/4  [n.d.]

Alexander H. Bruce, 6th Baron Balfour of Burleigh  LG/F/4/1  [n.d.]

Balfour of Burleigh, 47 Cadogan Sq., S.W., to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/4/1/1  Dec 1917

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Sends Final Report of the Committee on Commercial and Industrial Policy after the war (not in file) Hopes the report may be published.

J.T.Davies, to Lord Balfour.  LG/F/4/1/2  8 Dec 1917

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Related information: For Cecil Harmsworth's memo. on the Report and draft of letter to Balfour, no.3 below, see Secretariat correspondence. LG/F/88/7. See also LG/F/32/4/111.

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Acknowledges letter, which will be put before Lloyd George when he recovers from influenza.

Lloyd George, to Lord Balfour of Burleigh.  LG/F/4/1/3  22 Dec 1917

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Congratulates Burleigh on the successful completion of his task. Will have the recommendations of the report considered by Ministers without delay. Agrees that the report must be published.

George N.Barnes  LG/F/4/2  [n.d.]

(J.T.Davies), to the Private Secretary (to G.N.Barnes).  LG/F/4/2/1  6 Feb 1917

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The Prime Minister wishes Barnes to act as Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Pensions.

Herbert Evans, Ministry of Pensions, to Mr.Davies.  LG/F/4/2/2  7 Feb 1917

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Barnes agrees to act as Chairman.

George N.Barnes, Ministry of Pensions, Gt.George St., S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/3  14 Feb 1917

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Submits formal resignation from the Statutory Committee, on being appointed Minister of Pensions.

Matthew Nathan, Ministry of Pensions, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/4/2/4  15 Feb 1917

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Will try to find suitable employment in the office for Mr.Stevenson. Wishes to breakfast with Lloyd George.

Matthew Nathan, Ministry of Pensions, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/4/2/5  26 May 1917

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Criticises the suggestion that Hogge should be appointed Minister of Pensions in succession to Barnes; Hogge will be bound by his pledges to pension all men discharged from the army through illness not connected with their war service - this would cost at least 5 millions a year in the first years and much more later. Barnes would prefer to continue to act as Pensions Minister while giving most of his time to the War Cabinet during Henderson's absence.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/6  1 June 1917

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Clynes and Hutchinson have been selected in place of Roberts and Purdy as Labour Party representatives to Stockholm and Russia. Barnes intends to urge Clynes to go.

George N.Barnes, Commission of Enquiry into Industrial Unrest, 2 Whitehall Gnds, S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/7  3 July 1917

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Has been compelled to appoint A.I.Wadeson as workmen's representative for the Sheffield meetings of the Yorkshire and E.Midlands Commission of Enquiry in place of J.J. Mallon, who failed to attend several meetings. Asks Lloyd George to approve his action and sign the enclosed minute (not in file) appointing Wadeson.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/8  20 July 1917

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Since speaking to Lloyd George that morning, has seen Prof. Mantoux, and taken steps to expedite an Allied Labour and Socialist conference in London in preparation for the Stockholm conference. Suggests the government should offer hospitality to the Russian delegates who are coming to London.

George N.Barnes, Ministry of Pensions, Westminster House, Millbank, S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/9  11 Aug 1917

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His views on the difficulties of a break with Henderson, since "the vote yesterday is behind him". Thinks the objections to Henderson are mainly personal. "Yesterday's vote only accepted Stockholm as consultative"; does not think "the thing will ever come off".

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/10  28 July 1917

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Enclosure: Note of interview between Barnes and Mr. D.Leufer Thomas, Chairman of Wales Commission of Enquiry into Industrial Unrest, who suggested the appointment of a Royal Commission to enquire into social and economic conditions in the South Wales Coalfield. 2pp Typescript

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/11  15 Sep 1917

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Co-operators are dissatisfied with the government because of rising prices, the working of the Tribunals, the agitation in favour of taxing co-operative dividends, unequal distribution of food, and treatment of co-operators by the Food Controller; Devonport promised to give Harry May, secretary of the co-operative alliance, a post, possibly as secretary in the Food Control dept., but nothing has been done. Suggests Lloyd George should see some of the leaders of the movement to see if they cannot even now be conciliated.
Enclosure: Cutting from the 'Co-operative News'. Minuted by Sutherland.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/12  3 Oct 1917

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Stresses the danger of civilians crowding in public places for shelter from air-raids; thinks they should be advised to stay at home. Suggests the Volunteers should be used to help and advise civilians.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to Mr. J.T. Davies.  LG/F/4/2/13  11 Oct 1917

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Reply to note of 4th Oct. Returns Pembroke Wicks' letter (not in file). Has spoken to Bowerman who will bring the question of Gompers visit before his Committee. Suggests Gompers should be invited jointly by the Government and the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/14  29 Oct 1917

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Gives his views on the general war situation in the light of the documents submitted by the Chief of the Imperial General Staff and others. Thinks it important to bear in mind the spread of pacifism amongst the workers. Is disturbed by the disagreement on matters of fact amongst the military advisers; was not impressed by Haig's memo; thinks it will be best to concentrate on the Paschendale offensive; doubts if the attempts to clear the coast, before the arrival of American troops, can be successful.

George N. Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/15  20 Dec 1917

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Draws attention to Howard's telegram No.3483 from Stockholm; all sources agree that the new proposal for Stockholm comes from the Hungarian socialists; Henderson will not insist on Stockholm; suggests the government should allow a meeting, on terms, provided it does not take place at Stockholm. The British Labour Party is to meet next week to discuss war aims. Details about wages of munitions workers, and profiteering.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/16  Undated

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Enclosure; Note on the Industrial situation: relations between the government and A.S.E. about manpower. 2pp Typescript Undated

George N. Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/17  6 Feb 1918

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Explanation about Allan Smith's complaint (circulated to the Cabinet) that the Admiralty have not issued instructions for the payment of 7½% (to piece workers)

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/18  15 Feb 1918

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Thinks fears of Litvinoff's activities are exaggerated - his proclamation has had no bad effect on the industrial situation. Thinks Lockhart's telegrams, and also Balfour's memo on Japanese intervention, deserve serious consideration

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/19  20 Feb 1918

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Winfrey approves of the scheme for soldier's colonies, but Prothero is not enthusiastic. Opinion was infavour of stronger reprisals for airraids. H.A.L.Fisher suggests Sir Paul Vinogradoff might be useful in connection with Russia.

George N. Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/20  20 Feb 1918

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Brace would like to succeed Cave at the Home Office; this might be useful in "countering Henderson and Co." who "are getting very awkward". Thinks the French resolution about the return of German colonies is serious.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/21  20 Feb 1918

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Sir Auckland Geddes' meetings with the engineers about national service. The general industrial position is good - the 7½% piece work settlement has proved satisfactory.

Lloyd George to Barnes.  LG/F/4/2/22  6 March 1918

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Has decided to appoint a Cabinet Committee under Milner's chairmanship, to deal with reconstruction questions. Barnes will be a member.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/23  7 March 1918

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Suggests the setting up of a committee of Employers and Workmen to discuss shipbuilding; the men do not realise the seriousness of the position, and the employers are annoyed by government interference in their concerns; cites case at Chepstow where General Collard intends to put civil and military labour side by side, which will cause trouble. Suggests Lord Strathclyde or Shaw as Chairman for such a committee.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/24  8 March 1918

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Agrees to join the Reconstruction Committee, which should take over the work now done by the Economic Offensive Committee.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/25  11 March 1918

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Has made discreet enquiries about the Food Controller's Office: Rhondda is getting on well with the business men, and Clynes with the consumers; the trouble is caused by friction amongst the staff of the office, and by a bottleneck set up by Wintour and Beveridge.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/26  26 March 1918

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The new Military Bill: disapproves of the age limits and of conscription for Ireland. "Geddes is panicky".

Lloyd George to Barnes.  LG/F/4/2/27  26 March 1918

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Nothing will be done without full Cabinet discussion. The Irish authorities disagree about conscription.

George N.Barnes, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/28  10 April 1918

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Gives the result of the engineers ballot, in favour of the government proposals.

Lloyd George to Barnes.  LG/F/4/2/29  13 April 1918

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Asks Barnes to serve on the committee on the Home Rule Bill, of which Long will be chairman.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/30  5 June 1918

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Reports the continuation of the breakfast meeting which lasted nearly an hour after Lloyd George left: feeling was strongly in favour of the introduction of a Home Rule Bill; it was suggested Lloyd George should hold a special meeting of Liberal and Labour members to hear their views on the subject.

J.T.Davies to G.M.Hodgson.  LG/F/4/2/31  6 June 1918

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Sir Alfred Mond would like to serve on the Committee on trade after the war, of which Barnes is chairman.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to Davies.  LG/F/4/2/32  29 Aug 1918

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Suggests that in his speech next day Lloyd George should dwell on the achievements of the government in the sphere of social reform: extension of the franchise: the Education Acts; agricultural minimum wage; workmens compensation; pensions and housing.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/33  24 Sep 1918

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Enclosed report of Capt.Sanders, whom he deputed to look after Mr. Gompers and his friends during their visit, which was most successful.
Enclosure: Wm.Stephen Sanders, 54 Victoria St., S.W.1., to Barnes 4pp Typescript 24 Sep 1918
Detailed report on the visit.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/34  14 Nov 1918

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Hopes Lloyd George will be able to give a Ministry of State to a Labour man - it would be a great help for the election.

From G.N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet.  LG/F/4/2/35  Undated

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Enclosure: Text of his speech at the Central Hall in which he conveyed his decision to remain in the government. 16 Nov 1918

Geo.N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/36  2 Dec 1918

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Suggests Lloyd George might settle the question of an international conference of workmen, to take place at the same time as the peace conference, at the meeting of Prime Ministers that morning. Gompers and three others have been appointed to represent America.

Geo. N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/2/37  4 Dec 1918

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Suggests Boscawen for the Pensions Ministry.

George N.Barnes  LG/F/4/3  [n.d.]

G.M.Hodgson, British Delegation, Paris, to Miss Stevenson.  LG/F/4/3/1  31 Jan [1919]

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Enclosure: Barnes, to Miss Macarthur (National Federation Women Workers, 33 Mecklenburgh Sq., London.) Typescript copy of telegram
In reply to her telegram to the Prime Minister: government believed that the federation was represented on the Parliamentary Committee

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/2  3 Feb 1919

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Hopes that the principle of the Mandate will be frankly accepted; suggests Monetary compensation for a State whose mandate was removed.
The work of the Labour Commission at the Peace Conference: suggests a clause should be inserted in the Treaty itself about free association and the 8 hour day. Italian views on emigration and the territorial question.

G.M.Hodgson, British Delegation, Paris, to Davies.  LG/F/4/3/3  6 Feb [1919]

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The difficulty of obtaining the information required on wages and hours of labour of railwaymen and miners in Britain and other countries.

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/4  13 March 1919

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Enclosed summary of the British scheme for an International Labour Organisation, which is now assailed by both the French and the Americans.

G.M.Hodgson, British Delegation, Paris, to Davies.  LG/F/4/3/5  15 March 1919

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Barnes approves Sir W.Gentle's claim in enclosed Reminds Davies of the two co-operators, T.W.Allen and Maxwell who are suggested for knighthoods.
Enclosure: William Gentle, Town Hall, Brighton, to Mr.Barnes. Holograph 12 March 1919
Wishes to be appointed Chief Commissioner, if it is true that Macready is resigning from the Metropolitan police.
Minute of reply by J.T.D. "Dear Hodgson, I never heard this was intended".

G.N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/6  19 March 1919

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Agreement has now been reached on the International Labour Organisation; hopes the scheme may be considered by the British Delegation as soon as possible.
Enclosure: Summary of the International Labour Organisation. W.C.P. 241.

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/7  31 March 1919

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Asks for a British Delegation meeting to be held as soon as possible, since the Dominion representatives are now taking exception to some of the provisions of the International Labour scheme, although they have been kept informed throughout.

G.M.Hodgson, British Delegation, Paris, to J.T. (Davies)  LG/F/4/3/8  2 April [1919]

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Returns draft letter to Horne. Draws attention to 'The Times' leader on International Labour which Barnes thinks mainly satisfactory.
Enclosure: J.T.D., Br.Deleg., to Hodgson. Typescript 2 April 1919
Enclosed draft letter to Horne congratulating him on the Report of the Committee of the Joint Industrial Council, for Barnes' approval.
Marginal note by Barnes adding sentence about old age pensions.

Geo.N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/9  2 April 1919

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Complains of the attitude of the foreign secretaries which is holding up the launching of the Labour organisation. Labour is not interested in territorial questions.

G.M.Hodgson, British Delegation, Paris, to J.T. (Davies)  LG/F/4/3/10  3 April 1919

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Enclosure: Geo.N.Barnes, Br. Deleg., to the Prime Minister. Holograph 3 April 1919
Enclosure: Copy of message from the workpeople of the Louis Geyer Cotton mill at Lodz, Poland to the workmen of England, with a request for help in obtaining material to restart their factory. 14 March 1919

Geo. N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/11  20 April 1919

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Enclosed note written a week ago, with which Smuts agrees.
Enclosure: Memo on the Russian question: thinks the Anti-Bolshevist forces are failing and that peace should be made with the Bolshevist government. 3pp Typescript

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/12  30 April 1919

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Sir Matthew Nathan was only lent by Pensions for the Committee on Women, but he would probably not care to go back there; Barnes thinks he would be suitable for a mission. Draws attention to the question of insurance rights of ex-German subjects now under other governments. Approves Chamberlain's scheme of world credit (G.241)

Geo.N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/13  6 May 1919

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Sir Robert Borden wishes Dominion representation on the Labour organisation to be altered to correspond to that on the League.

Geo. N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/14  6 May 1919

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Is uneasy about parts of the treaty which may cause British labour to pity Germany; namely conditions of putting army of occupation into Germany and surrender of certain Germans after peace is signed.

Geo. N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/15  16 May 1919

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Thinks the terms given to the Germans, particularly the denial of self-determination to the Austrian Germans, and the reparation terms, may cause trouble with Labour who are in "sympathy with the German masses of half-starved people".

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/16  18 May 1919

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Agrees with the enclosed letter except for the proposal that Germany should be immediately admitted to the League - has doubts about this.
Enclosure: Arthur Henderson, 33 Eccleston Sq., S.W.1., to Barnes. Typescript 16 May 1919
Criticism of the German Peace Delegation proposals on Labour Law. Advocates Germany's entry into the League so that she may be represented at the Washington Labour Conference.

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/17  2 June 1919

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Cannot agree to the proposal for a Reparations Commission; Labour would never stand for it. Thinks a sum must be agreed on and its distribution arranged; the term of the military occupation should be "divided by ten" and Germany admitted to the League.

D.Lloyd George, 23 Rue Nitot, Paris to Barnes.  LG/F/4/3/18  2 June 1919

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Declares that he is simply carrying out the policy which Barnes accepted when he joined the government. Asks if he can think of a better scheme.

Geo.N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/19  2 June 1919

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Suggests that Germany should pay a lump sum, and interest only begin to accrue after a term of years. Denies that he changed his mind on the subject - he heard of the proposed commission for the first time when the summary of terms was presented to the Germans.

Lloyd George, to Barnes.  LG/F/4/3/20  2 June 1919

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Agrees that it would be best to fix a sum if agreement could be reached on the figure. The difficulty is to do so.

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/21  3 June 1919

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In reply to 20 above, gives his proposals for a reparations scheme.

George N.Barnes, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/22  22 June 1919

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Impressions of his visit to the Occupied areas of Germany, together with Dr.Shotwell.

Geo. N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/23  25 July 1919

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Has had a meeting with his colleagues on nationalisation etc., and they wish to see Lloyd George He will send a memo on the subject if desired.
Endorsed in Barnes hand in red crayon, and crossed out: "I am uneasy about things. Smillie leds (sic) a rotten crew - but - ".
Attached: Memo. by Barnes on "The Position of Labour in the Government" dealing with election pledges, Ireland, Nationalisation, Housing, Profiteering, Russia, Conscription, and Wages.
10 pp Typescript 24 July 1919

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/24  15 Aug 1919

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Notes that Lloyd George made reference to profit-sharing as means of easing the labour situation, therefore sends note on it (note in file) which he put before the committee on Trade Policy.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/25  1 Oct 1919

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Suggests negotiations with the railwaymen might be resumed on the basis suggested in the article on the front page of the 'Daily News'. Other sections of labour show a good deal of sympathy with the railwaymen, and a Fabian pamphlet is about to be issued urging labour to support the National Union of Railwaymen.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/26  6 Oct 1919

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Congratulations on the termination of the strike. Asks Lloyd George to take the question of the Washington conference at that day's cabinet.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/27  6 Oct 1919

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Enclosure: Note on the Railway Strike Settlement giving suggestions for a wages settlement to be granted in return for certain conditions which will prevent similar strikes. 4pp Typescript

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/4/3/28  9 Oct 1919

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Thinks Sir Allan Smith will agree to serve, and Shackleton is satisfied with the list if Smith is added.
Enclosure: (a)George N.Barnes, to Sir Allan Smith (National Confederation of Employers Organisations) Typescript copy 8 Oct 1919
Asks him again to approach his executive with a view to his joining the delegation to Washington, as employers' representative.
(b)George N.Barnes, to (Arthur) Henderson, 3pp Typescript copy 8 Oct 1919
Gives his views on the recent railway strike. Suggests some arrangement for arbitration to prevent strikes.

F.J.Lloyd, Offices of the War Cabinet, to Mr. J.T.Davies.  LG/F/4/3/29  11 Oct 1919

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Sir Allan Smith definitely will not go to Washington, but he has suggested other names which Sir D.Shackleton approves.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/30  30 Dec 1919

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Gives his impressions, gained in Washington, on the American attitude to Ireland, and prohibition; the need for labour advisers at the Embassies.
Enclosure: Report of the official delegates to the first International Labour Conference at Washington. Signed by Barnes and Delevigne. 8pp Typescript

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/31  26 Jan 1920

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Wishes to resign from the Cabinet.

George N.Barnes, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/32  28 Jan 1920

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Finds there is to be no Cabinet meeting that day, so Lloyd George's invitation to Barnes to attend to say good-bye to his colleagues, lapses. Enclosed papers which bear out his statement that he was pledged to remain in the government only until peace was secure. Also wishes to resign because there is now little for a Minister without Portfolio to do, and his health will not permit him to take a more onerous post.
Enclosure: (a)Printed copy of statement issued to the press by Barnes. 23 Nov 1918
(b)Cutting of Barnes' speech at Glasgow Dec 1918

George N.Barnes, Royal Albion Hotel, Brighton, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/33  29 Jan 1920

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Again asks Lloyd George to accept his resignation.

D. Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Barnes.  LG/F/4/3/34  4 Feb 1920

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Accepts his resignation; appreciation of his work.

George N.Barnes, 76 Herne Hill, London, S.E., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/35  21 Oct 1920

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Agrees to attend the forthcoming Assembly meeting at Geneva as Labour representative; assumes he will be free to express his opinion that all Nations should now be admitted to the League.

George N.Barnes, 76 Herne Hill, S.E., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/36  11 May 1921

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Congratulations on the acceptance of the terms by Germany. "Now the Polish filibusters ought to be arrested".
Marked "Thank - much appreciate".

Lloyd George, to Barnes.  LG/F/4/3/37  9 Dec 1921

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Asks Barnes to second the Address in answer to the King's speech at the opening of the Session of Parliament to consider the Irish Treaty.

George N.Barnes, 76 Herne Hill, S.E., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/3/38  10 Dec 1921

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Agrees to second the Address.

Geo. N.Barnes, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/4/3/39  28 April 1922

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Thanks Lloyd George for "the great fight you are putting up for peace".

David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty  LG/F/4/4  [n.d.]

Beatty, Mall House, Spring Gardens, S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/4/1  15 March 1920

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Sends "Drake" by Alfred Noyes (not in file) which he hopes Lloyd George will enjoy.

Beatty, Grantully Castle, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/4/2  29 Aug 1920

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Draws attention to the propaganda activities of the Soviet delegation: local Councils of Action have been formed to spread Bolshevism amongst officers and men of the navy, and Dockyard workers, especially at Portsmouth and Rosyth. The Delegation have broken their undertaking and should be expelled.

Beatty, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/4/3  21 Feb 1922

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Gives correct figures for comparison of British and U.S naval estimates for 1922-1923.

Ethel, Lady Beatty; Ethel Beatty, Hanover Lodge, Regents Park, N.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/4/4  [26 June 1922]

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Is nervous about the Admiral's safety, since the assassination of Sir H.Wilson. Asks to be assured that precautions are being taken.
Endorsed: A.J.Sylvester, House of Commons, to Lady Beatty. Typescript copy. 8.15pm 26 June 1922
General Horwood offered Beatty police protection, but he refused it.

Sir W.M.Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook  LG/F/4/5  [n.d.]

W.M.Aitken, Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/1  [9 corrected to 7 Dec 1916]

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Thanks for offer. Is willing to help "in the way you indicate".

Max Aitken, Cherkley, Leatherhead, Surrey, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/4/5/2  Undated

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Has written an account of the late crisis, for which Bonar Law gave him copies of his (Law's) correspondence with Asquith. Asks Lloyd George for copies of his correspondence with Asquith. There is no intention to publish the story at present.

Lloyd George, to Max  LG/F/4/5/3  31 Jan 1917

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Sends the copies (not in file) Would like to see the narrative.

Beaverbrook, 3 Lombard St., E.C., to J.T.Davies.  LG/F/4/5/4  12 April 1917

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Lloyd George promised him further papers for his political history; asks for letters about the formation of the 1st coalition, and letters showing Lloyd George's attitude to Asquith throughout 1st coaln.

J.T.D., to Lord Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/5/5  16 April 1917

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Miss Stevenson will look for the documents.

F.L.Stevenson, 10 Downing St., to Lord Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/5/6  5 May 1917

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Enclosed copies of papers (not in file)

Beaverbrook, Canadian War Records, Clifford St., Bond St., to Miss Stevenson.  LG/F/4/5/7  15 May 1917

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Thanks for the papers. May ask for more later.

Max Beaverbrook, Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/8  Undated

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Sends his narrative of events from outbreak of war to the formation of the 1st coalition. Asks Lloyd George to read it.
Enclosure: Galley proofs of "The Politics of the War".

Max, Hyde Park Hotel, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/9  10 July 1917

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Asks Lloyd George to send Bonar Law on a mission to Paris for a few days to distract his mind, otherwise he will have a break-down. It is his general state of health which is alarming and will not be put right by the news about Charlie (Law's son)

Max, Hyde Park Hotel, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/10  Undated

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"Bonar Law is now in a good state of mind. You will hear nothing more for the present".

S.W.Alexander, 14 Clifford St., W.l., to (J.T.Davies)  LG/F/4/5/11  11 Feb 1918

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Beaverbrook promised to send enclosed to Lloyd George
Enclosure: Cutting from 'The Spectator' of letter from Gilbert Parker on "A National Ministry" 9 Feb 1918

Pembroke Wicks, Ministry of Information, to Davies.  LG/F/4/5/12  6 April 1918

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Beaverbrook's letter of 2 April was not intended as a reflection on the War Office.

Beaverbrook, Ministry of Information Norfolk St., Strand, War Cabinet 2., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/13  8 April 1918

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Wishes to withdraw his letter of 2 April. on the relations between the Ministry, the Admiralty and the War Office, pending the result of a conference between the depts.
Minuted "Letter rtd. 12/4".

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/14  9 April 1918

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Describes action taken by the Ministry about the translation and publication of the Lichnovsky Memo. and the revelation of Dr. Muhlon.

J.T.D., to Lord Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/5/15  12 April 1918

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Reply to letter of 9th. The Prime Minister is pleased with action taken.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/4/5/16  22 April 1918

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Describes the circumstances under which details of Cabinet changes were published in the 'Daily Express'. Thinks the Editor was entirely justified in publishing the information. Asks if Lloyd George thinks he should resign from the government, in view of his connection with the paper.

S.W.Alexander, Howard Hotel, Norfolk St., War Cabinet, to (J.T.Davies) Private.  LG/F/4/5/17  24 April 1918

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Enclosure: Northcliffe, Elmwood, St. Peter's, Kent, to Beaverbrook. Typescript copy 23 April 1918
In reply to letter states that he has no intention of continuing with the Depts. mentioned for longer than the period he named. "I want to get away from any connection whatever with this alleged War Cabinet". His health.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/5/18  22 May 1918

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Does not think it advisable to withdraw British Red Cross units from the Italian front, even if the work is fully covered by the Americans. The Germans would point to this as a proof of jealousy between England and America.
Minutes: "Ack LG/24/5"
"Copy to Ld.Milner LG/29/5"

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/5/19  28 May 1918

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Asks permission to send Commander Locker-Lampson with seven officers, to the Caucasus for propaganda purposes.
Minute: "Prime Minister will speak to Lord B."

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/4/5/20  3 June 1918

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States his reasons for wishing additional supplies of newsprint for war propaganda purposes to be controlled by the Ministry of Information, rather than by the Paper Controller as Sir Albert Stanley suggests.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/5/21  13 June 1918

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Sends official letter. Wishes Lloyd George to intervene personally, rather than to have the matter fought out in the War Cabinet, because he doubts whether his health will permit him to retain office.
Enclosure: Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Typescript 13 June 1918
Differences between the Ministry and the Foreign Office, Press Bureau, War Office and Admiralty. Wishes to meet the parties to the dispute one by one, rather than discuss the question in the War Cabinet.
Enclosure: Memo. on the Duties and Powers of the Min. of Information. 12pp duplicated

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/22  18 June 1918

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Wishes to add to his memo. on the difficulty of carrying out his duties, the fact that his decision to send Locker-Lampson to Russia and Percival Landon to Mesopotamia has been vetoed by the Russian and Eastern Committees attached to the Foreign Office

Lloyd George to Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/5/23  18 June 1918

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Draws attention to Rumbold's weekly Memorandum on Bulgaria, dated 31 May. Propaganda should be pressed in Bulgaria, since things are not going well between the Bulgarians and their allies.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/5/24  20 June 1918

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Describes propaganda activities in Bulgaria. Sends copy of the Northcliffe-Balfour correspondence which is "the general basis of our activities".
Enclosure: Printed correspondence between Northcliffe and Balfour which established that "the aim of Allied policy in the Balkans should be a lasting territorial and political settlement, framed as nearly as possible on lines of ethnography, with the object of paving the way for a permanent League of the Balkan Nations". 27 May 1918 and 6 June 1918

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/25  24 June 1918

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Resigns his office since he is still intolerably hampered in his work by the attitude of the Foreign Office, and has been unable to secure a decision of the War Cabinet in his favour.

A.P.Holt, Min. of Information, to (William) Sutherland.  LG/F/4/5/26  11 July 1918

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Mr. Fred Wilson, of the International News Service, asked Beaverbrook to bring the enclosed to Lloyd George's notice as an example of the changed attitude of the Hearst Press.
Enclosure: Cutting from "New York American Editorial Page": articles (1) on the increasing friendship between U.S. and France. (2) Praising Lloyd George's premiership. 22 June

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/27  16 July 1918

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Has cabled to New York, to try to rouse American opinion in favour of the stand now made by the Czecho-Slovaks in Russia.

J.T.D. to Lord Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/5/28  18 July 1918

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Related information: See letters of 9 and 12 July 1918 in Balfour's file, LG/F/3/3/16,17.

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Enclosed copies of correspondence (not in file) between Balfour and the Prime Minister about the Min. of Information.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/29  19 July 1918

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Further to letter of 16th; has received information that the 'New York Times' is conducting a vigorous campaign in support of the Czechs.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to Davies. Private  LG/F/4/5/30  22 July 1918

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Reply to letter of 19th informing him that the King does not see fit to receive in audience the Canadian Newspaper Proprietors now in London. Regrets this decision. The proposal for the informal reception of three of their number was disliked by the proprietors.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/5/31  13 Aug 1918

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Complains that the publication of the enclosed extract from the German wireless was stopped by the Press Bureau.
Enclosure: Extract about Lloyd George and the coming elections.
Also attached: Extract (intended for Spain) accusing Lloyd George of Chauvinism.

To Lord Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/5/32  15 Aug 1918

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Reply to letter of 13th. Lloyd George wishes to see the whole of the article referred to.

A.P.Holt, Min. of Information, to Miss Stevenson.  LG/F/4/5/33  17 Aug 1918

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Enclosure: Summary of the German Wireless, Serial No.5743 9 Aug 1918

A.P.Holt, Min. of Information, to (William) Sutherland.  LG/F/4/5/34  17 Aug 1918

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Further to their conversation that morning, sends the names of the four Swedish Journalists, whom the Ministry are anxious for Lloyd George to see.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/35  22 Aug 1918

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Complains that his proposal that Mr. Perceval Landon should go to Mesopotamia to prepare articles in order to arouse American interest in the Near East, has been vetoed by the Eastern Committee. Asks for authority to send Landon on this mission.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/36  10 Sep 1918

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With reference to their conversation, gives details of the distribution of circulars in Germany by means of balloons.

Beaverbrook, Min. of Information, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/5/37  13 Sep 1918

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Thanks for copies of the minutes sent to the Home Office, Foreign Office, War Cabinet, and Lord Milner, which should "greatly ease matters for the Ministry of Information and remove many of the outstanding causes of friction".

R.W.Needham, Min. of Information, to Davies.  LG/F/4/5/38  21 Sep 1918

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Beaverbrook approached the Turkish Committee about Mr.Allan Ramsay, but they consider that his knowledge of Turkish politics and conditions is slight. The qualifications of the committee.

Sir W.M.Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook  LG/F/4/6  [n.d.]

Lloyd George to Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/6/1  9 Jan 1919

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Has no responsibility for the order of the British Empire; the list was decided by a Cabinet Committee under Cave; disapproves of Honours being settled in this way and is considering asking the King to put an end to it. Regrets that Beaverbrook's nominees were omitted.

Beaverbrook, Hyde Park Hotel, Knightsbridge, S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/6/2  9 Jan 1919

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Thanks for letter. Did not object to the omission of names, but to the inclusion of Geoffrey Butler and Vincent, who were not on the list.

Beaverbrook, Hyde Park Hotel, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/6/3  4 June 1919

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Suggests the remainder of Edward Hulton's baronetcy should be given to his illegitimate son, by name, and to his son's heirs. The Lord Chancellor says there is no difficulty about this if the Prime Minister approves.

F.L.S., to Lord Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/6/4  5 Nov 1919

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The Prime Minister does not wish copies to be made of the documents Beaverbrook wants. Offers to show them to him if he calls at the office.

Beaverbrook, Hyde Park Hotel, to Miss Stevenson  LG/F/4/6/5  8 Nov 1919

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May call to see the documents when he is in Downing St.

Max, Vineyard, Hurlingham Rd. Fulham, S.W.6. to the Prime Minister. Priv. and Confid.  LG/F/4/6/6  13 March 1922

Manuscript

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In reply to Lloyd George's request, gives his views on the political situation and Lloyd George's own position. Thinks there are two alternatives before Lloyd George: either to become the head of a Fusion Party, leaving out the Die-Hards and the Wee Frees; or, to move definitely to the Left with his own supporters and secure, in time, Liberal re-union. Now favours the first alternative, since Churchill is moving to the Right, and would not co-operate in the second. If the Fusion Party is to be formed, Lloyd George should come home and start work immediately.

Lloyd George, Criccieth, to Max.  LG/F/4/6/7  15 March 1922

Typescript copy

Contents:
"Your thoughts are very much mine...(but) I am... resolved not to make up my mind until I feel fit".

Max, Vineyard, Hurlingham Rd.S.W., to the Prime Minister. Priv. and confid.  LG/F/4/6/8  15 March 1922

Manuscript

Contents:
As postscript to his letter of 13th, gives his views on Churchill's position: Thinks Churchill is expecting to be second-in-command to Chamberlain in a new coalition; some Tories may object, but others, including the Lord Chancellor, would press for his inclusion; Churchill does not believe that the opposition is serious, but Beaverbrook thinks it would be, if a campaign were started against Churchill amongst the Tories.
Postscript: If Chamberlain formed a government, he would have to seek outside support against the Die-Hard attitude to the Irish Boundary question - this is the opportunity Churchill is waiting for.

Max, Cherkley, Leatherhead, Surrey, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/6/9  19 March 1922

Manuscript

Contents:
Thinks the time is now ripe for a move by Lloyd George Urges him to return at once and demand a vote of confidence. This would break down the Conservative alliance which has been forming.

Lloyd George, Criccieth, to Max.  LG/F/4/6/10  23 March 1922

Typescript copy

Contents:
Asks if he can see Beaverbrook while in town on Monday. "I mean to go wherever the policy of European pacification leads me. There is nothing else worth fighting for... It is the policy that matters and not the premiership".

Max, 2 Garden Court, Temple, E.C.4. to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/4/6/11  30 March 1922

Manuscript

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Asks Lloyd George's approval of the publication of the enclosed chapter (not in file) from T.W.Crossland's book which is being serialised in the 'Sunday Express'. Proposes to publish at the same time a refutation of the statements about Lloyd George and the Jews. Agreed to the publication of a similar attack on himself because "I thought it was good journalism and good fun".
Minuted "Article returned LG/18/4".

Typescript copy of telephone message from Lloyd George to Beaverbrook.  LG/F/4/6/12  31 March 1922

Contents:
Hopes the article will not be published because it is "gratuitously offensive and libellous". Thinks Crossland is disgruntled because he did not receive a grant from the Civil List Fund.

Max, Vineyard, Hurlingham Rd., S.W.6., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/6/13  20 May 1922

Holograph

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Regrets he cannot be present to welcome Lloyd George on his return from Genoa.

Max, 2 Garden Court, E.C.4., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/6/14  Undated

Manuscript

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Spent the previous evening with F.E. (Birkenhead) and so did not receive Lloyd George's message in time. Bonar Law thinks he can break the coalition at the November Tory convention, but is on the whole "consistently friendly to yourself". Will be abroad for the next few weeks, and therefore draws attention again to the Legitimacy Bill: thinks the Bill should be retro-active, to enable parents to claim as legitimate, children borne before the passage of the Act; and that children so legitimised ought to be able to inherit Honours; is thinking particularly of Edward Hulton's case.
Enclosed Copy of the Legitimation Bill. Printed 27 July 1922.

Max, Royal Deauville, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/6/15  Undated [c. Aug 1922]

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Invites Lloyd George to Cherkley on 26 Aug. when the only poor man present will be F.E. (Birkenhead). His illness, caused by "drinking first and swimming afterwards".

Frederick E.Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead  LG/F/4/7  [n.d.]


Related information: For letter from Smith to Lloyd George, undated, on Dardanelles Commission, see LG/F/30/2/12.

Frederick Smith, Attorney General, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/1  28 Sep 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosure: 3 papers by Smuts on Military Aviation.11, 4 and 3pp Typescript

Frederick Smith, Attorney General, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/2  3 July [1918]

Manuscript

Contents:
If Clynes is to be Minister of Food, suggests Weigall as Clynes successor (as Parliamentary Secretary) provided Bathurst is not to be appointed.

Frederick Smith, Attorney General, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/3  21 Oct 1918

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He and the Solicitor General think Atkin much the ablest of the puisne judges, followed by Roche, Sankey and McCardie, in that order.

F.E., Attorney General, to the Prime Minister Secret.  LG/F/4/7/4  6 Nov 1918

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Thanks for letter re his speech about Lloyd George; his friendship with Bonar Law, who approved the speech; Law's friendship for Lloyd George. Reminds Lloyd George of the difficulties of the Law officers' dept; they have never troubled the War Cabinet, but they must be kept informed of the work of the peace conference; a competent Law Officer with staff and library, should be at hand during the conference.

Frederick Smith, Royal Courts of Justice, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/5  15 Nov 1918

Manuscript

Contents:
Sends, at Lloyd George's request, statistics of appeals pending in the Court of Appeal from King's Bench and Chancery Divisions respectively. Thinks the figures prove the unreasonableness of appointing a Chancery lawyer to the vacant position in the Court of Appeal. Mr.Justice Atkin is in any case quite capable of dealing with Chancery questions.

F.E., Blenheim Palace, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/6  19 Dec 1918

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Congratulations on the election victory. The importance of Salvidge and the Liverpool working-mens Conservative Association, in the counsels of the Tory party.

Lloyd George, to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/7  22 Feb 1919

Draft and Typescript copy

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Asks Birkenhead to agree to the appointment of Mr. Justice Sankey as Chairman of the Coal Commission.

Claud Schuster, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/8  22 Feb 1919

Typescript

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Lord Chancellor is away, but Schuster thinks he will agree to the appointment.

Lloyd George to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/9  15 March 1919

Typescript copy and part of draft corrected by Lloyd George

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Is profoundly disappointed with the report of Birkenhead's Committee on the Land Acquisition Bill; criticism of the valuation proposals; asks the committee to reconsider the question. Draws attention to the warning implied in the results of the West Leyton election. Asks why Howard Frank, who "is an out and out landowners man" was called to give evidence before the committee.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/10  17 March 1919

Typescript

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Was not present at the Cabinet which constituted the committee and therefore did not know of the issues raised. Explains the position about the valuers, Counsel, and Sir H.Frank's attendance. Has re-called the Committee.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, S.W., to the Prime Minister. Secret  LG/F/4/7/11  3 June 1919

Typescript

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The Master of the Rolls is critically ill; appreciation of his services; Mr. Justice Eve says the Master wishes for a Peerage, and Birkenhead hopes this may be granted. He and the Lord Chief Justice suggest Lord Sterndale as the Master's successor.

Lloyd George, to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/12  24 June 1919

Typescript copy

Contents:
Recommends Arthur Rhys Roberts for the post of Official Solicitor - his qualifications.
For Roberts' letters 18 and 19 June, see LG/F/94/1/35 and 36.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/13  22 Oct 1919

Typescript

Contents:
Invites Lloyd George to Grand Night at Gray's Inn on 21st November, to mark his retirement from Treasurership of the Inn.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister. Secret  LG/F/4/7/14  27 Jan 1920

Typescript

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His conversation with Lord Hardinge about the Kaiser: gives details of proposed message to the Dutch government, in reply to their decision not to give up the Kaiser.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/15  28 Jan 1920

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosure: Copy of despatch from the Hon.Sir Charles Stewart, Paris, to Lord Bathurst.
Disapproves the suggestion that Bonaparte should be established on Elba, because of the possibility of escape. 7 April 181 [...]

F.E., House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/16  9 June 1920

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Is anxious about the attitude of the House of Lords to the Home Rule Bill. Middleton(sic) thinks the odds are against a second reading.

Lloyd George to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/17  23 July 1920

Typescript copy

Contents:
His health prevents him attending the dinner that evening. Asks Birkenhead to convey his apologies to the King.

Birkenhead, Government House, Gibraltar, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/18  11 Jan 1921

Telegram received 4.6pm

Contents:
"Very much hope you will give me an opportunity of discussing legal changes with you on my return".

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/19  9 Feb 1921

6 pp

Typescript

Contents:
Gives his views on the appointment of a new Lord Chief Justice; thinks that any agreement that an L.C.J. should be appointed temporarily, to retire later in favour of Hewart, would be contrary to the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, 1873, and could not be defended. Discusses possible names for L.C.Justiceship under such an agreement.

Lloyd George, to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/20  11 Feb 1921

Manuscript copy

Contents:
Fails to see the point of Birkenhead's long letter. Lloyd George's only proposal was to appoint a distinguished lawyer on the understanding that he should retire at the age of 80; If that is illegal it is time the laws were changed. The Attorney General cannot be spared from his post at present. Carson approves of Finlay's appointment.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/21  11 Feb 1920

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The question of a retiring age for judges has never arisen because no judge has been appointed at such an age as to suggest it. Does not think Finlay's health good enough to enable him to under-take the office of L.C.J., but if he is appointed it should be without conditions. Has no possible personal motive for wishing the appointment of the Attorney-General. Does not wish to interfere in the appointment at all, but thought it right to point out the objections.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/22  22 March [1921]

Holograph

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Has seen Sterndale, who will not give a pledge to retire when he reaches pensionable age.

F.E., House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/23  22 March 1921

Holograph

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Can think of nothing better than Carson's apptmt. on the understanding that he would take Atkinson's place in case of a vacancy; if this were done Sterndale could have the Law Lordship, and Scrutean the Mastership of the Rolls. Could defend this arrangement.

Birkennead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/24  27 April 1921

Typescript

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Gives details of the appointment of three ladies to the Cardigan County Justices Advisory Committee, in reply to Lloyd George's enquiry.

Lloyd George to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/25  23 May 1921

Typescript copy

Contents:
Enclosed copy of Treasury circular on Reduction of Public Expenditure (not in file) Ask Birkenhead to give personal attention to effecting economies in his department.

F.E., House of Lords, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/26  23 June 1921

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The article in that day's 'Manchester Guardian is "a tissue of lies from beginning to end"; is entirely satisfied with his position, and has only one further ambition, which Lloyd George would not disapprove.

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/27  29 June 1921

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Is on the Woolsack and cannot attend Cabinet. Suggests members of the Defence Corps might be used for service in Ireland.

Claud Schuster, House of Lords, to G.H. Shakespeare.  LG/F/4/7/28  2 Aug 1921

Typescript

Contents:
The date of the earliest "Statute".

F.E., House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/29  2 Aug 1921

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Hopes it is true that Lloyd George is going to the U.S.A., for however short a time. Lloyd George would have a great success and it would be "an immense score off Northcliffe".

F.E., "Medea", to the Prime Minister  LG/F/4/7/30  10 Aug 1921

Holograph

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Thanks for inviting him to be a member of the conference with Sinn Fein.

(Lord Rosebery), Dalmeny House, Edinburgh, to the Lord Chancellor.  LG/F/4/7/31  25 Oct 1921

Typescript dictated

Contents:
His gratitude that Birkenhead has again taken up the idea of writing about his son Neil (Primrose)

Birkenhead, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/32  1 Nov 1921

Typescript

Contents:
Gives his views on the situation with regard to transfer of powers to Northern Ireland.

Birkenhead, to Alderman Salvidge (Bents Brewery, Liverpool)  LG/F/4/7/33  11 Nov 1921

Typescript copy of telegram

Contents:
Thinks it imperative that Salvidge should come to London that night. "If Derby has asked you say nothing of this telegram".

A.E.A.Napier, House of Lords, to (The Private Secretary).  LG/F/4/7/34  19 Dec 1921

Typescript

Contents:
The Lord Chancellor is going abroad; instructions for drafting of Warrants for Letters Patent during his absence.

F.E., St.Moritz, to Lloyd George  LG/F/4/7/35  5 Jan 1922

Telegram

Contents:
"Regret departmental work takes me back to England I agree on the whole with the course I understand you favour but of course shall support the decision whatever it may be."

A.E.A.Napier, House of Lords, to (The Private Secretary).  LG/F/4/7/36  13 Jan 1922

Typescript

Contents:
The Lord Chancellor has returned to England.

Birkenhead, Charlton, Northants, to Secretary, 10 Downing St.  LG/F/4/7/37  [?9 June 1922]

Telegram Rd.11.40am.

Contents:
Cannot attend this morning but can come next day.

F.E., Carlton Club, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/4/7/38  25 June 1922

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Finds that on Wednesday next he and Taft are to be given degrees of D.C.L. at Oxford, and he has leave from the House of Lords. Asks if he should "ask Willy Peel to do it and put him in touch with George Lewis".

H.W.S.Chilcott, Salterns, Warsash, Hants, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/39  Saturday 19 Aug [1922]

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Enclosed message from the Lord Chancellor. Has arranged to see Lord Riddle(sic) and others on Monday.
Enclosure: F.E., to the Prime Minister. Manuscript 19 Aug 1922
Has no doubt that the money for the purchase (of 'The Times')could be obtained "from an unimpeachable source(not H)".

Lloyd George Criccieth, to (Birkenhead)  LG/F/4/7/40  20 Aug 1922

Typescript copy

Contents:
Nothing can be done until Northcliffe's will is proved.

F.E., Salterns, Warsash, Hants., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/4/7/41  14 Sep 1922

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Contents:
They will discuss enclosed by Chilcott, at the weekend.
Enclosure: Detailed note on the negotiations with regard to the purchase of 'The Times': Northcliffe's will: Rothermere is to have the 'Daily Mail' and Walter will probably buy 'The Times'.

M.P.A.Hankey, Offices of the Cabinet, to Lord Birkenhead. Secret.  LG/F/4/7/42  16 Sep 1922

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosed copy of Cabinet Conclusions of previous day (not in file) about the Near East.
Minute by Sylvester "Contents retained by Lord B. at Chequers".

Memorandum on the appointment of Women to the Commission of the Peace, in consequence of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act. Confidential  LG/F/4/7/43  Undated [1919]

3 pp

Typescript copy (unsigned)

Margaret, Lady Birkenhead. Margaret Birkenhead, 32 Grosvenor Gdns., S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/4/7/44  22 Sep 1920

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Birkenhead's illness.

Correspondence  LG/F/5  [n.d.]

Charles Bathurst, 1st, Viscount Bledisloe  LG/F/5/1  [n.d.]

Charles Bathurst, Lydney, to the Prime Minister.(War Office)  LG/F/5/1/1  9 Dec 1916

Telegram Received 2.18pm


Related information: (For correspondence while Parliamentary Secretary to the Food Controller Dec. 16-June '17 see Devonport's file, LG/F/15/2).

Contents:
"Will give up my seat to Fisher splendid appointment".

Charles Bathurst, Lydney Park, Glos., to the Prime Minister. Very Private  LG/F/5/1/2  17 Feb 1918

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It has not yet been possible to arrange their breakfast talk about "Pigs and Potatoes". The more progressive elements in the Tory party, and many Liberals, are dissatisfied with the old party cries and would welcome a leade from Lloyd George Urges him to meet the Tories and "compare notes".

Charles Bathurst, Royal Commission on the Sugar Supply, 14, Gt.Smith St., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/1/3  5 May 1918

Holograph

Contents:
The success of the "Pig and Potato" movement in Wilts. and Glos.
Enclosure: Cutting from the 'Gloucestershire Chronicle' giving details on the progress of the movement. 4 May 1918

Bledisloe, Royal Commission on the Sugar Supply, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/1/4  31 Dec 1918

Holograph

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Offers to help with Rural reconstruction after the war. Is at present spokesman for the Ministry of Food in the House of Lords.

Sir Robert L.Borden  LG/F/5/2  [n.d.]

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/1  19 March 1917

Typescript

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Enclosure: J.B.Perry, President, Empire Club of Canada, Toronto, to Sir R.Borden. Typescript copy of cable R. 13 March 1917
Asks Borden to transmit to Lloyd George resolution of the Club approving the action Lloyd George has taken and declaring that all luxuries should be given up for the duration of the war.

Lloyd George to Sir Robert Borden.  LG/F/5/2/2  21 March 1917

Typescript copy

Contents:
Acknowledges letter of 19th

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/3  27 March 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Is sure that there are many skilled foresters amongst the Canadian forces at the front, but it would be difficult to obtain their release. Has cabled Sir George Foster urging him to send additional forestry battalions as rapidly as possible.

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr. Lloyd George. Confidential  LG/F/5/2/4  26 April 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosure: Confidential memo. on Imperial Preference; Constitutional relations between the Dominions and the U.K.; the work of the Imperial War Cabinet and Conference. 3pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr. Lloyd George. Confidential.  LG/F/5/2/5  26 April 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Suggests Lloyd George should make it clear that the Dominion Ministers are remaining in England at Lloyd George's request.

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/2/6  27 April 1917

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Congratulations upon Lloyd George's speech.
Minute: "Sir R.Borden wants to breakfast early next week".

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/7  27 April 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Balfour's visit to the U.S.A. - hopes he will not return without visiting Canada.

R.L. Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr.Lloyd George  LG/F/5/2/8  30 April 1917

Typescript

Contents:
Expresses the thanks of the Canadian Ministers for the courtesy they have received while in England. Thinks the summoning of an Imperial WarCabinet "a notable advance in the development of constitutional relations".

Lloyd George to Sir Robert.  LG/F/5/2/9  2 May 1917

Typescript copy

Contents:
Acknowledges leter of 30 Apr. The usefulness of Cabinet.

George H.Perley, 39 Park Lane, W.l., to Mr. Lloyd  LG/F/5/2/10  12 April 1918

Holograph

Contents:
Gives message received by cypher cable from Borden explaining that the reason for the proposal sent through the Governor-General that day is to impress the House of Commons and the country with the gravity of the situation; thinks a secret session will serve this purpose.

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/5/2/11  28 June 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Has discussed with Hughes and Smuts a change in the method of communication between the Dominions and the U.K.: Long approves - appreciation of Long's work as Colonial Secretary. They proposes there should be direct communication between the Prime Minister of the U.K. and the Prime Ministers of the Dominions.

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, London, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/12  27 July 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Enclosure: R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, to Mr. Long. Typescript copy 27 July 1918
Suggests that if the Imperial War Conference is to be continued during and after the war, stenographic reports of its debates should be abolished, since they waste time.

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/13  30 July 1918

Typescript

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Enclosure: S.C.Mewburn, Savoy Hotel, to Sir Robert Borden. Typescript copy 26 July 1918
Enclosed letter from an officer who escaped from prison to Holland. He and some others have now offered to return to prison if the Germans will release double the number of privates.
Enclosure: Gourlay (Colquhoun), Scheviningin, Holland, to his mother. Typescript copy 1 March 1918
Describes his release and urges her to start an agitation to obtain the release of the men.

R.L.Borden, Savoy Hotel, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/2/14  2 Aug 1918

Typescript

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Has received a cable from Sir Thomas White on the export of Canadian wheat and flour. Hopes no action will be taken until Lord Reading has returned to England and discussed the matter with Clynes.

R.L.Borden, Offices of the War Cabinet, 2 Whitehall Gdns., to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/15  15 Aug 1918

Typescript

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Sir George Perley, High Commissioner for Canada, has Borden's confidence, and would be willing to attend the Imperial War Cabinet if requires.
Minute: "Copy sent to Sir M.Hankey LG/16/8/18".

R.L.Borden, Offices of the War Cabinet, to Mr. Lloyd George. Confidential.  LG/F/5/2/16  15 Aug 1918

Typescript

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Does not propose to appoint a resident Minister empowered to act as a regular member of the Imperial War Cabinet. Intends to suggest that Sir Edward Kemp might attend when required.
Minute: "Copy sent to Sir M.Hankey LG/16/8".

R.L.Borden, Offices of the War Cabinet, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/17  15 Aug 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Sir Edward Kemp, Minr. of the Canadian Overseas Military Forces, is prepared to attend the Imperial War Cabinet when required.

R.L.Borden, Offices of the War Cabinet, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/2/18  16 Aug 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Suggests that important papers circulated amongst the British War Cabinet, should be sent to the Dominions for the information of members of the Imperial War Cabinet.

Sir R.Borden, Ottawa, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/2/19  9 Sep 1918

Original cypher and Typescript decypher of cable R12.33pm

Contents:
Asks for Lloyd George's views on the military situation. Is there any fear that the enemy has powerful reserves.

Sir R.Borden, Ottawa, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/2/20  9 Sep 1918

Original cypher and Typescript decypher of cable.R.9.47pm

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The military situation is so much improved that he feels he will not be required in London and is therefore leaving for a short holiday.

Prime Minister to Sir Robert Borden. No.1.  LG/F/5/2/21  11 Sep 1918

Typescript

Contents:
In reply to telegrams of the 8th gives details of the enemy reserves and the military situation generally.

Sir Robert Borden, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/5/2/22  11 Sep 1918

Typescript copy of cable Received

Contents:
Sudden reductions in Ministry of Munitions orders for Canadian shells would have serious consequences. Suggests Canada should concentrate on production of shells, while tanks and planes are produced in the U.K.

Borden, to Rt.Hon.D.Lloyd George. Personal and Secret.  LG/F/5/2/23  28 Oct [1918]

Typescript copy telegram


Related information: (For Lloyd George's telegram, see Massey's file, LG/F/36/4/4).

Contents:
Reply to Priv. and Secret telegram of previous day. Will make preparations to start as soon as necessary.

Sir R.Borden, to the Prime Minister. Personal Private and Secret.  LG/F/5/2/24  2 Nov 1918

Typescript decypher of Telegram

Contents:
Need for serious consideration as to representation of the Dominions at the Peace Conference. The press and public in Canada take it for granted that Canada will be represented.

Borden, to Rt.Hon.D.Lloyd George. Personal Private and Secret.  LG/F/5/2/25  2 Nov 1918

Typescript copy of telegram

Contents:
Reply to telegram of 1 Nov. Will sail at first opportunity.

R.L.Borden, London, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/2/26  19 Nov 1918

Typescript

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Is accompanied by Sir George Foster and Mr. A.L.Sifton; Mr. C.J.Doherty is arriving later.

R.L.Borden, London, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/2/27  19 Nov 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Gives names of the rest of the Canadian delegation. Mr Lloyd Harris has been appointed Chairman of the Canadian Trade Mission in London.
Enclosure: Copy of the Order in Council constituting the Canadian Trade Mission. 3pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, London, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/5/2/28  23 Nov 1918

5 pp

Typescript

Contents:
Gives his views on the League of Nations; freedom of the seas; German colonies; indemnities; economic questions; territorial adjustments in the Balkans.

R.L.Borden, to the Prime Minister. Secret.  LG/F/5/2/29  5 Dec 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Reply will be sent to the enclosed to the effect that no official action is necessary at present.
Enclosure: Sir T. White, Ottawa, to Borden (Claridge's Hotel, London) Secret and Confid. Typescript copy telegram 4 Dec 1918
The Council is strongly of opinion that Canada should be represented at the Peace/Peace conference; asks if Borden would like official action taken declaring the attitude of the government

R.L.Borden, London, to Mr.Lloyd George. Secret.  LG/F/5/2/30  31 Dec 1918

Typescript

Contents:
Is impressed by Curzon's suggestion that the British Empire should be represented at the Peace Conf. by 3 named delegates, together with two others selected from a panel of British Ministers and Dominion Prime Ministers.

Sir Robert L.Borden  LG/F/5/3  [n.d.]

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/1  21 Jan 1919

Typescript

Contents:
The Canadian representatives protest against the delays in advancing the business of the Peace Conference.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/2  21 Jan 1919

Typescript

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Complains that the work of the Conference is delayed, and that procedure is being settled by a small committee of two representatives of each of the great powers; hopes this small committee will not proceed to settle questions which ought to be discussed by the conference itself.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/3  6 Feb 1919

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Since four of the minor nations have secured representation on the Committee which is considering proposals for the establishment of a League of Nations; hopes Canada may also be represented.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/4  7 Feb 1919

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The War Office have referred the Canadian Government to Borden for information as to the date when Canadian troops can be brought back from Siberia; proposes to reply, if Lloyd George approves, that this can be done about April.
Enclosure: Sir T. White, Ottawa, to Borden(Paris) Typescript copy of Telegram 6 Feb 1919
Mewburn wishes to know when Canadian troops can be brought back from Siberia.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Sir Robert Borden.  LG/F/5/3/5  8 Feb 1919

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Replies on behalf of Lloyd George to letter of 6th.
Canadian representation on the League of Nations Commission cannot be secured without consulting all the powers again, and the work of the Commission is already far advanced. Does not think it wise to re-open the question of additional representation for the Dominions, since the British Empire has already been very generously treated in the matter of representation. Lord Robert Cecil and Smuts, on the League of Nations Commission, have kept in touch with the Dominions throughout.

R.L.Borden, to Mr. Lloyd George. Confid.  LG/F/5/3/6  13 Feb 1919

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Did not mention their conversation about the Ambassadorship to anyone, and cannot account for the press report on the matter.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. Secret.  LG/F/5/3/7  13 Feb 1919

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General Sir Arthur Currie's report on the progress of demobilisation of Canadian forces; the men will be impatient with any unnecessary delay in concluding peace.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. Confidential  LG/F/5/3/8  13 Feb 1919

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Acknowledges Mr.Ker's (sic) letter of 8th. Some of the arguments used would" arouse fierce criticism and strong antagonism" in Canada.

R.L.Borden, Hotel la Perouse, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/9  13 Feb 1919

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Refers to letter of 7th. Has sent enclosed reply.
Enclosure: Borden, Paris, to Prime Minister Ottawa Typescript copy of telegram 13 Feb 1919
Has recd. no reply from War Office; they may therefore assume Canadian troops will return about April.

To Sir Robert Borden.  LG/F/5/3/10  16 Feb 1919

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Lloyd George did not communicate to anyone his conversation with Borden about the Washington Embassy, and did not suspect Borden of doing so. Will communicate with the War Office about Canadian demobilisation, but suggests Borden should discuss the matter with Churchill in Paris; the decision to withdraw the Canadians from Siberia is an important one.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/11  17 Feb 1919

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There is a strong feeling in Canada that trade within the Empire is being hampered by the various commissions of control which are no longer necessary. Quote letter from Mr.Lloyd Harris, expressing his doubts about the usefulness of the proposed Supreme Economic Council.

Lloyd George to Sir Robert  LG/F/5/3/12  20 Feb 1919

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The Supreme Economic Council has been designed to simplify the situation caused by various Allied bodies competing with one another and thus causing obstacles to trade. Regrets he was unable to give an interview to Mr. Lloyd Harris in London.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/13  5 March 1919

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Gives names of Canadian representatives on the panel from which members of the Supreme Economic Council are to be selected.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/14  5 March 1919

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Enclosure: (Borden) Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Lord Robert Cecil. Typescript copy 5 March 1919
Gives names of Canadian Representatives on British Empire Committee which is to keep in touch with the British Empire Representatives on the S.E.C.
Minute: "Thank. LG/7/3/19".

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/15  5 March 1919

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"The situation in Mexico has been allowed to drift into a condition little short of deliberate confiscation and spoliation of foreign interests".
Enclosure: (a) E.R.Peacock, 3 London Wall Bldgs., E.C.2., to Sir R.Borden Typescript copy 1 March 1919
Details of the position of various Canadian companies in Mexico.
Enclosure: List of General Committee representative of various interests in Mexico. Copy letter sent by Committee to Foreign Office.
(b) R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris to E.R.Peacock Typescript copy 5 March 1919
Acknowledgement of (a).

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. Secret.  LG/F/5/3/16  7 March 1919

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Enclosed extract from letter from an American who was an Officer in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Enclosure: Information received from a member of the Pinkerton Detective Service about the distribution of Bolshevist funds from Glasgow.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/17  8 March 1919

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Enclosure: Sir T. White, Ottawa, to Borden(Paris) Typescript copy telegram 7 March 1919
Financial interests in Canada feel that the Mexican situation should be discussed by the powers before the establishment of a League of Nations which might prevent intervention.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential  LG/F/5/3/18  12 March 1919

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Enclosure: Secretary of State, Ottawa, to Borden (Paris) Typescript copy telegram 10 March 1919
Chilian Courts are pressing claims against International Petroleum Co. of Canada, for breach of contract caused by operation of British Statutory Black List during war. Chilian Government is now trying to obtain the support of the U.S. government for their claims; asks British Government to take up the matter at Washington.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/19  14 March 1919

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Enclosure: Herbert J.Samuel, 2 Iona Ct, Winnipeg, to (Sir R.Borden). Typescript copy 21 Jan 1919
Enclosure: Memorial on the situation of the Jews in Russia, Rumania, and the countries of the Central Powers. Copies of letters from Archbishop Metheson of Rupertsland, and the Hon.T.C.Norris, supporting the memorial. 6pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/20  20 March 1919

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Draws attention to the importance of the development of coal exports from Nova Scotia; it will be difficult to win back the Montreal market from the Americans.
Enclosure: E.M.Macdonald, Dominion Steel Corporation, 90, Fenchurch St., E.C.3., to Sir Robert. Typescript copy 17 March 1919
Describes conversations with Sir O.Holmden of the Inter-Allied Shipping Board about rates for charters. The owners have refused the terms offered by the Corporation; asks Borden to use his influence to have pressure put on the owners.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/21  20 March 1919

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Hopes Lloyd George will not have to return to England at present; the importance of pressing forward the work of the Peace Conference, in view of the spread of Bolshevism.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris). Secret.  LG/F/5/3/22  20 March 1919

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Quotes letter from C.K.Butler, Chief British Section Inter-Allied Food Mission, Trieste, to Sir John Beale on the importance of having Colonial interests represented at Trieste; of having a good commercial expert there; of propaganda amongst Czechs and Yugoslavs; and of a supply of coal, which will enable him to restart trading and obtain control of the railways.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/23  27 March 1919

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Enclosure: Secretary of State, Ottawa, to Borden (Paris) Typescript copy of telegram 26 March 1919
It is proposed to permit naturalisation of men, not British subjects, honourably discharged from Canadian Expeditionary Force, provided the rest of the Empire agrees to the waiving of five years residence qualification.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential.  LG/F/5/3/24  27 March 1919

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Describes conversation with Mr.Gregoire Sydorenko, President of the Ukrainian Delegation to the Peace conference; he claims that his country would be a bulwark against Bolshevism and asks for the recognition of his government by the Great Powers.
Minutes: "Copy to Mr. Balfour, P.H.K." "Sent 1 April 1919".

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential  LG/F/5/3/25  27 March 1919

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Asks that all telegrams relating to conditions in U.S.A. should be repeated to Ottawa.

Florence Stoneham, Hotel Ritz, Paris, to Sir Robert.  LG/F/5/3/26  27 March 1919

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Asks if Lady Borden will support proposal for and "In Memorian Day" in memory of the fallen. Gives the names of ladies who already support the movement.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential.  LG/F/5/3/27  27 March 1919

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Suggests that the report of the Commission on International Labour Legislation should be discussed by the British Delegation before it is submitted to the Peace Conference since Canada has not been consulted about the report.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/28  27 March 1919

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Explains (with ref. to 27) that Sir M.Delevigne has consulted him from time to time about questions arising from the Canadian federal system.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/29  1 April 1919

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Thinks the discussion of the Labour Convention on the two previous days was "not productive of very satisfactory results"; he and Hughes agree that the Draft should be considered by the British Empire Delegation.
Minute "Copy sent to Col. Hankey".

Lloyd George to Sir Robert.  LG/F/5/3/30  1 April 1919

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Original, unsigned and copy marked "not sent".
Will try to arrange for a meeting of the British Empire Delegation; has not held one previously because he has been meeting Wilson, Clemenceau and Orlando every day in an effort to get agreement about peace with Germany.

To (Loring) Christie.  LG/F/5/3/31  4 April 1919

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Understands that Maclay has written to Borden about the Dominion Steel Corporation. Asks if Borden wishes the Prime Minister to take any further action.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Secret.  LG/F/5/3/32  16 April 1919

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Describes the meeting of the Council of Five the previous day; maintenance of troops in occupied German territories; Opium Convention; Belgian Treaties of 1839; recognition of British Protectorate over Egypt; Morocco question; German commercial secrets; Prize Court decisions.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/33  16 April 1919

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That day's meeting of the British Empire Delegation, which considered the Report of the Economic Commission.
Enclosure: Note on property of enemy nationals, in connection with reparations. Typescript 1pp

R.L.Borden, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George (Paris).  LG/F/5/3/34  16 April 1919

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Enclosure: Sir Robert Borden to Acting Prime Minister. Canada.
An Order in Council should be passed by the Canadian government, moving the King to issue full powers to the Canadian representatives to the Peace Conference. Typescript copy of telegram 9 April 1919

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential  LG/F/5/3/35  18 April 1919

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Enclosure: (R.L.Borden) Paris, to Lord Milner Confidential. Typescript copy 18 April 1919
Reply to letter of 14th: cannot prepare a paper on the subject suggested, since none of the Canadian Ministers concerned are in Europe. Thinks the only question that could be taken up at present is that of the navy; suggests Britain should hand over a "fleet unit" to be maintained by Canada and replaced when obsolete.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Secret.  LG/F/5/3/36  18 April 1919

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The meeting of the British Delegations the previous day considered the report of the Commission on the International Regime of Ports Waterways and railways, and the nine articles respecting conditions of labour, which it is proposed to insert in the peace treaty.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Secret.  LG/F/5/3/37  18 April 1919

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At the meeting of Foreign Ministers the previous afternoon. British proposals on Egypt and French proposals on Morocco were accepted; and drafts of the article declaring the validity of judgements pronounced by the Prize Courts of Allied Nations during the war were discussed.

R.L.Borden, Hotel La Perouse, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential  LG/F/5/3/38  14 April 1919

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Refers to his letter of 20 March; Sir G.Perley informed him two weeks earlier that the claim of the Dominion Coal Co., had been sustained by the British Courts; regrets that the U.K. authorities and the Shipping Cos. "are apparently unable to realize the serious and possibly disastrous consequences of the course which has been pursued".
Enclosure: E.M.Macdonald, Montreal, to Sir Robert Borden (London) Typescript copy of telegram 14 April 1919
"British Court Appeal has decided Wabana case. Charter not frustrated..... press authorities take immediate action have ships placed our service quickly as possible"

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George, (Paris) Secret  LG/F/5/3/39  21 April 1919

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Enclosed report from Dr.Winthrop Bell who was sent into Germany by the Foreign Office at Borden's request.
Enclosure: Winthrop Bell, Berlin, to Sir Robert Borden. Secret. 3pp Typescript copy 17 April 1919
The economic and political situation in Germany.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/40  26 April 1919

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Enclosure: (a)Ukrainian Canadian Citizens League, Winnipeg, to R.L.Borden (Paris) Typescript copy telegram 24 April 1919
The League calls on the Canadian government to recognise and strengthen the Ukrainian republic.
(b) Borden, Paris to Ukrainian Canadian Citizens League. Typescript copy telegram 26 April 1919
The League's message will be considered.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George, (Paris) Secret.  LG/F/5/3/41  27 April 1919

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Details about the drafting of the proposed articles on labour legislation for the peace treaty.
Enclosed Typescript copy of proposed clauses.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris). Secret.  LG/F/5/3/42  29 April 1919

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Has seen Mr.Robinson, chief American expert on labour conditions, who is entirely opposed to Borden's suggestion that Canada and the other Dominions should not be debarred from selection for representation on the governing body of the International Labour Organisation; the attitude of the U.S. to the independence of the Dominions and the influence of the British Empire in the League of Nations; the present question may result in Canada's withdrawal from the League.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. (Paris) Confidential.  LG/F/5/3/43  29 April 1919

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Enclosure: Borden Hotel Majestic, Paris to Mr. Bonar Law, (London) Confidential. Typescript copy
If the transactions referred to in enclosed are to be carried through, the purchase money should be deposited in Canada for payment of food supplies and ten of the vessels should be registered in Canada.
Enclosure: (a) J.Herbert Anderson, Paris, to (Borden) Typescript copy 29 April 1919
The arrangements proposed by his company to purchase damaged German/German vessels in Chili.
(b) Memo on the same subject and schedule of the vessels concerned. 4pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George, (Paris) Secret.  LG/F/5/3/44  29 April 1919

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Sends views of a Canadian officer on the situation on the western coast of Canada which Borden was discussing with Lloyd George and Milner; a very prominent American assistant delegate has suggested that British Honduras should be given in exchange for this area.
Enclosure: John J.O'Gorman, D.A.D.C.S., Canadian Section, General Headquarters, to Sir Robert Borden. Typescript copy 26 April 1919
Enclosure: Note on "The Canadian Dalmatia": territory on the Canadian coast owned by the U.S.A. 2pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George, (Paris) Confidential  LG/F/5/3/45  29 April 1919

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Enclosed copy letter from Kemp. "I hesitate to express on paper my real sentiments with regard to General Macdonough's (sic) attitude". Refers to "the conduct of another British General toward the Canadian Army Corps."
Enclosure: A.E. Kemp, 34 Grosvenor St.W.l. to Sir Robert Borden. Typescript copy 25 April 1919
Enclosure: A.E.Kemp, to (Rt.Hon.Winston Churchill) Typescript copy 25 April 1919
Protests against the proposal that Australia shall have a thousand men more than Canada in the Dominions march through London.

R.L.Borden, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George, (Paris).  LG/F/5/3/46  30 April 1919

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Is "considerably disturbed" by the enclosed letter; urges Lloyd George to expedite the question when it comes before the War Cabinet; failure in this work would result in a public outcry.
Enclosure: George H.Perley, 19 Victoria St., S.W.1., to Sir Robert Borden. Confid. Typescript copy 26 April 1919
The slowness of the army authorities in providing the men necessary to do the work required by the Imperial War Graves Commission, for putting cemeteries in order.
Enclosure: papers on same subject.

To (Loring) Christie, (Hotel Perouse, Paris)  LG/F/5/3/47  1 May 1919

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Lloyd George has given instructions for the war graves question to be brought before a meeting of the War Cabinet to which the Dominion High Commissioners will be invited.

To Christie, (Hotel Perouse, Paris)  LG/F/5/3/48  1 May 1919

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Reply to letter of 18 April: Sir Joseph Maclay states that the Dominion Coal Co. is being treated on exactly the same: basis as British Companies in the same position.

To Christie, (Hotel Perouse, Paris)  LG/F/5/3/49  1 May 1919

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Reply to letter of 29 Apr.: the Prime Minister telephoned immediately to London and is informed that the Dominion Day March has now been arranged to the satisfaction of the Canadian authorities.

(R.L.Borden), Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/50  2 May 1919

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Draws attention to an article on Bolshevism in the Daily Review of the Foreign Press.
Attached: Extract from the Daily Review of the Foreign Press, giving the views of Kautsky on the general international situation and on Bolshevism. 5pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George. (Paris) Secret.  LG/F/5/3/51  2 May 1919

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Lord R.Cecil, General Smuts, Mr.Hurst and President Wilsen all agree that the Dominions are eligible under Article IV for election to the Council of the League; Mr.Doherty and Mr.Sifton take the opposite view. His discussion with President Wilson about the status of the Dominions under the Labour Convention.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/52  2 May 1919

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His suggestion about the cable question in connection with Lansing's opinion on German ships in the possession of the U.S.

R.L.Borden, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/53  5 May 1919

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In connection with the conversations on the disposition of German submarine cables, reminds Lloyd George of the conditions which the Canadian government put forward as the basis of their acceptance of President Wilson's proposal.
Enclosed Memo, by the Canadian Ministers on German cables. 1p Typescript

Lloyd George to Sir Robert  LG/F/5/3/54  9 May 1919

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Urges Borden to remain in Paris until it is known whether or not the Germans will sign Peace.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/55  11 May 1919

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Hopes to be able to comply with Lloyd George's request, but has now recd. information which makes it imperative that he should leave for Canada at the earliest possible moment. Intends to sail from Liverpool on the 17th.

Lloyd George, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/3/56  10 May 1919

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Enclosed copy of agreement (not in file) signed by himself and Balfour and given to Clemenceau, that they should recommend to Parliament that Great Britain should give an undertaking to come to the assistance of France in the event of a renewal of unprovoked aggression by Germany. Also enclosed copy of similar agreement (not in file) signed by President Wilson.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/57  11 May 1919

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Acknowledges letter of 10th. Copies of the documents have been left with Sir G.Foster and Mr. Doherty.

R.L.Borden, Paris, to Rt.Hon.D.Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/58  11 May 1919

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Enclosure: Resolution of the Empire Movement Committee Meeting of 8 May, on the observance of Empire Day.

L.C.Christie, Hotel Majestic, Paris, to P.H. Kerr.  LG/F/5/3/59  12 May 1919

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Enclosure: (a) W.F. Massey, Paris, to Sir Robert. Typescript copy 12 May 1919
With reference to Borden's communication of 10 May on transport within the Empire, draws attention to resolutions on the subject passed by the last Imperial Conference.
(b) R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, to Mr. Massey. Typescript copy 12 May 1919
Copy of (a) is being sent to Lloyd George

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/60  13 May 1919

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Enclosed copies of letters to Sir Maurice Hankey, Mr. C.J.B.Hurst, and Capt. Clement Jones, thanking them for their services during the Peace Confc.

R.L.Borden, Hotel Majestic, to Mr.Lloyd George (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/61  13 May 1919

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Appreciation of Lloyd George's work during the war and the peace conference.

Lloyd George to Sir Robert  LG/F/5/3/62  13 May 1919

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Thanks for letter; appreciation of Borden's help.

L.C.Christie, British Delegation, Paris, to P.H. Kerr, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/63  12 May 1919

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Borden prepared the enclosed memo to be discussed at a meeting of Dominion Prime Ministers, but is leaving for Canada and therefore sends the memo. as a suggestion on behalf of the Canadian Government
(For enclosure: ? see (b) in LG/F/5/3/64 below).
Attached: (a)Lloyd Harris, Canadian Mission in London, 1 Regent St.S.W.1. to Sir Robert. Typescript copy 6 May 1919
The scheme for purchasing damaged German ships in Chili; criticism of the shipping controller.
(b)Lloyd Harris, to Sir Joseph (Maclay) Typescript copy 5 May 1919
The importance of obtaining the damaged German ships. Enclosed copies (not in file) of no.43 above and encls. and of letter from Borden.

R.L.Borden, Claridge's Hotel, W.l. to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/64  15 May 1919

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Enclosure: (a)Lloyd Harris, to Rt.Hon Sir R.L.Borden. Typescript copy memo 13 May 1919
Canadian Ocean Shipping Conditions. 4pp
(b)Memorandum respecting necessary control of Ocean Freight Rates and the Disposition of Available Shipping.
Minuted "Ack 19 May 1919" 3pp Typescript

R.L.Borden, Claridge's Hotel, W.l. to Mr.Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/65  15 May 1919

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Enclosure: (a)George H.Perley, 19 Victoria St.S.W.1., to Sir Robert Borden. Typescript copy 14 May 1919
The War Graves Commission has passed a resolution, to be communicated to the War Cabinet, criticising the War Office proposal to take two years over the exhumation of bodies in isolated graves and transferring them to cemeteries. He and General Macready have visited various cemeteries and are making a report.
(b)(Borden), Claridge's Hotel, to Winston Churchill. Typescript copy 15 May 1919
Enclosed copy of (a). The importance of this work.
Minuted "ack. 19 May 1919".

R.L.Borden, Claridge's Horel, London, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/3/66  18 May 1919

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Insists that the Canadians should be withdrawn from Archangel without delay.
Enclosure: (Borden), Claridge's Hotel, to Winston Churchill. Typescript copy 18 May 1919
Insists that the Canadians to withdrawn and not kept at Archangel until the late summer.

R.L.Borden, Ottawa, to Mr.Lloyd George. Confidential  LG/F/5/3/67  4 June 1919

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Treatment of Canadian interests by the Minister of Shipping will shortly he debated in the Canadian House of Commons, probably with"unfortunate consequences".
Enclosure: E.M.Macdonald, Dominion Steel Corporation, Nova Scotia, to Sir Robert. Typescript copy 2 June 1919
The situation with regard to the release of Canadian ships. Enclosed copies of cables on the subject.
Minuted "Ack." "Sir J.Maclay for suggested reply".

George E.Foster, British Delegation, Paris to Mr. (J.T.Davies) Confidential.  LG/F/5/3/68  6 June 1919

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General Gvosdenovitch wishes to see Lloyd George about the position of Montenegro at the Peace Conference.
Minuted: "Regret LG/9/6/19".

Sir R.Borden to the Prime Minister. Confidential. Decypher of cablegram  LG/F/5/3/69  Undated

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Suggests Privy Councillorships should be given to A.L.Sifton, C.J.Doherty and Sir T.White.

Sir R.Borden, to the Prime Minister. Decypher of telegram.  LG/F/5/3/70  Undated

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Foster and Doherty must return to Canada. Canada will be represented at the Peace Conference by A.L.Sifton and Sir G.Perley.

George E.Foster, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George, (Paris)  LG/F/5/3/71  11 June 1919

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Must return to Canada on account of his wife's illness.

Lloyd George to Sir George (Foster)  LG/F/5/3/72  11 June 1919

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Regrets his departure; appreciation of his services.

(Capt. Evans), to Colonel Partridge  LG/F/5/3/73  28 June 1919

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Enclosed message to Sir Robert Borden which the Prime Minister wishes to send by the Airship which is about to cross the atlantic.

G.S.Partridge, Air Ministry, War Cabinet 2. to Evans.  LG/F/5/3/74  30 June 1919

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Acknowledges receipt of message.

Borden, Ottawa, to David Lloyd George, London. Cable.  LG/F/5/3/75  11 July 1919

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Thanks for message received by airship R34.

A.E.Kemp, 246 Regent St., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/3/76  18 Sep 1919

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His work in connection with overseas military forces of Canada is completed. Thanks for courtesy and consideration during his stay in England.

To Col. G.S.Harrington.  LG/F/5/3/77  22 Nov 1919

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Related information: For copy telegram from Borden to H.M. the King, 25 Nov 1919 see LG/F/29/3/38
For correspondence between Lee and Sir G.Perley on Canadian cattle embargo. Nov. 1919 - Jan 1920 see LG/F/31/2/48

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Enclosure: Prime Minister, to Sir Edward Kemp (s.s.Mauretania) Typescript copy telegram Undated
Thanks for letter and personal wishes.

Sir Arthur S.T.Griffiths - Boscawen.  LG/F/5/4  [n.d.]

F.L.C.Floud, Min. of Agriculture and Fisheries, 4 Whitehall Place, S.W., to J.T. Davies  LG/F/5/4/1  18 Feb 1921

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The conferences between the National Farmers Union and the Government Depts. concerned, have arrived at a satisfactory solution of the question of the price of British wheat for the 1920 harvest.
Enclosure: Note of the proceedings of the Conference on wheat prices on Thur. 17 Feb. 5pp duplicated

Arthur G.Boscawen, Min. of Agriculture, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/4/2  9 March 1921

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A deputation from the Federation of Meat Trade Associations has seen Sir E.Talbot and wishes to see Lloyd George to get an assurance that the question of the admission of Canadian cattle will receive full and impartial consideration by the Cabinet; Boscawen hopes Lloyd George will see the deputation and give the assurance, otherwise the Federation will attack Boscawen in any constituency where he may stand.

Arthur G.Boscawen, Watts House, nr. Taunton, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/4/3  30 March 1921

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Asks Lloyd George to intervene to settle the wheat prices question: the dealers have refused to carry out the previous agreement made, and Austen Chamberlain will not approve the Ministry's new proposals.
Enclosure: Crawford and Balcarres, Royal Commission on Wheat Supplies, Palace Chambers, S.W.1., to Mr.Floud. Typescript copy 29 March 1921
The wheat price situation is urgent, and cannot wait for the appointment of Chamberlain's successor.
Enclosure: Note on the position and the Ministry's new proposals. 2pp Typescript

Arthur G.Boscawen, Min. of Agriculture to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/4/4  3 May 1921

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Thinks the matter referred to in enclosed paper, which he proposes to circulate to the Cabinet, is serious, and should be considered by a Cabinet Committee.
Enclosure: Memo. on Guaranteed Prices for Wheat and Oats under the Agriculture Act 1920. 5pp Typescript

Lloyd George to Boscawen.  LG/F/5/4/5  23 May 1921

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Enclosed copy (not in file) of Treasury circular on the Reduction of public Expenditure; urges Boscawen to give personal attention to effecting economies in his department.

Arthur G.Boscawen, Min. of Agriculture to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/4/6  26 May 1921

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Acknowledges letter of 23rd. Is calling a meeting of Heads of departments to go into the question.

Arthur G. Boscawen, Min. of Agriculture to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/5/4/7  16 Dec 1921

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The agricultural interest would be completely antagonised if a Bill were introduced to permit the importation of Canadian store cattle; the industry has already suffered through the removal of the corn subsidies and the arrangements for corn claims.
Enclosure: Memo. for the Cabinet on the Embargo on Canadian Store Cattle. 5pp Typescript

C.T.Houghton, Min. of Agriculture, to Davies.  LG/F/5/4/8  3 Feb 1922

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Enclosure: Statement issued to the press on foot-and-mouth disease and the price of meat. 2pp duplicated

Arthur G.Boscawen, Min. of Agriculture, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/4/9  2 Oct 1922

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Draws attention to the serious agricultural situation and urges Lloyd George to receive a deputation of farmers and labourers. Enclosed paper (not in file) - drawn up after consultation with Lord Milner and others.

Arthur G.Boscawen, Min. of Agriculture to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/4/10  9 Oct 1922

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In view of their conversation on Saturday, when Lloyd George pointed out the objections to a temporary subsidy for agriculture, has written a fresh proposal (not in file) which will be circulated to the Cabinet, proposing relief of agricultural rates; knows Lloyd George dislikes this proposal, but it is the only one acceptable to all interests and which will give immediate relief.

Louis Botha  LG/F/5/5  [n.d.]

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/5/1  4 Feb 1919

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Regrets that his doctor forbids him to accompany the mission to Poland. Wishes to be of use to Lloyd George.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George. Personal.  LG/F/5/5/2  6 Feb 1919

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Dr.Egas Moniz, Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, complained to Botha that Portugal has not been granted a representative on the reparations commission.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to General Botha.  LG/F/5/5/3  8 Feb 1919

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Lloyd George has referred the Portuguese request to Balfour; Portugal will in any case have an opportunity of stating her case before the commission.

George Brebner, General Botha's Headquarters, Savoy Hotel. War Cabinet 2. to J.T.Davies.  LG/F/5/5/4  24 Feb 1919

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Enclosure: J.Clare Sheridan, Vice-President Irish S.A.Association, Tantallon Ho., Rondebosch, C.P., S.Africa, to General Botha. Holograph 30 Jan 1919
Sends proposals for an Irish settlement (not in file) drawn up by a Committee of Irish residents.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/5/5/5  1 April 1919

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Dissatisfaction in S.Africa about delay in the repatriation of S.African troops; asks Lloyd George to intervene.

Lloyd George to General Botha.  LG/F/5/5/6  3 April 1919

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Reply to letter of 1st; has urged the Min. of Shipping to expedite repatriation; hopes some additional ships may be available, which were to have been used to transport Haller's army to Danzig.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.(Paris) Confidential  LG/F/5/5/7  11 April 1919

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Bonar Law will explain the position about Hughes' attitude to reparation; urges Lloyd George to stand firm on this question, since if extreme proposals are adopted, America may withdraw and sign a separate peace; appreciation of Lloyd George's work.
Holograph Postscript: Advises Lloyd George to ignore press attacks.

Lloyd George to General Botha.  LG/F/5/5/8  13 April 1919

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Thanks for letter of 11th.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister, (Paris).  LG/F/5/5/9  15 May 1919

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Reply to note of 10th about proposed treaty of guarantee for France; expresses his gratitude that the Dominion point of view has been fully met, and that the Dominion Parliaments are not called upon to ratify the treaty; as a result the Dominions may maintain their neutrality in the event of future wars.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister (Paris).  LG/F/5/5/10  15 May 1919

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The report of the Polish-Ukrainian Commission of which Botha is Chairman, will reach Lloyd George in a day or two; gives his views on the situation, and urges that the armistice, which the Ukraine has accepted, should be imposed on Poland by force, if necessary; Lt.Col.F.H.Kisch, of the British Delegation, agrees with this.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.(Paris).  LG/F/5/5/11  23 May 1919

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Proposes to go to London for a few days on urgent South African business.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.(Paris).  LG/F/5/5/12  23 May 1919

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In reference to the Polish-Ukrainian dispute, draws attention to the former Polish-Czechoslovak dispute, when the Czechs, who first refused to agree to armistice terms, accepted them when they were approved by the Council of Five. Enclosed copy of a telegram (not in file) which shows that the Poles are fermenting an agitation by malicious accusations against the English, and against Botha personally; hopes the Supreme Council will take steps to defend the members of the commission.

Louis Botha, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister (Paris).  LG/F/5/5/13  9 June 1919

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Has refused to see the Ukrainian delegates, but sympathises with their wish to put their case before President Wilson; thinks they should be informed what the present attitude of the Great Powers is.
Enclosure: Dr.M.Sozynsky, Delegation de la Republique Ukrainienne, 37 Rue la Perouse, Paris, to Captain (George Brebner). Typescript copy 7 June 1919
Wishes for an interview with General. Botha, and would like Botha to use his good offices to arrange a meeting with President Wilson.

Lloyd George to General Botha, (Paris).  LG/F/5/5/14  26 June 1919

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Reply to letter of 15 May (9 above). Does not think the guarantee to France will have the results contemplated by Botha, since Britain will be the sole judge of what constitutes unprovoked aggression; thinks that France deserves some security in return for the sacrifices she has made, and that the guarantee will contribute to world peace; hopes that the Dominions will add their guarantees to that of Britain, but agrees that any Dominion which does not sign will have no obligation in the event of war resulting from the guarantee.

Mrs.Louis Botha. Lloyd George, to Mrs. Botha, (Pretoria)  LG/F/5/5/15  Undated [28 Aug 1919]

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Sympathy on the death of General Botha.

William Brace  LG/F/5/6  [n.d.]

William Brace, Home Office, Whitehall, S.W., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/5/6/1  11 Dec 1916

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Congratulations on the formation of the government.

William Brace, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/6/2  7 Jan 1918

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Congratulations on speech.

William Brace, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/6/3  26 Aug 1918

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Mr. Joseph Shaw, of Powell Duffryn Collieries, believes that unless at least 50,000 men are brought back from the front there will be a very serious coal shortage in the winter.

William Brace, Home Office, to Mr. Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/6/4  8 Nov 1918

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In view of enclosed resolution, discusses his own position. Believes the Labour ministers should remain in the government until peace is signed and thinks the South Wales miners would agree if Labour men were given more important posts in the government.
Enclosure: Copy of resolution passed by the Executive of the Labour Party, 7 Nov. 1918.

William Brace, Home Office, to Mr. Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/6/5  9 Nov 1918

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The decision of the Miners' Federation that Labour Ministers should resign from the government, was quite unexpected. Does not intend to resign himself until peace is signed.
Minuted: "Prime Minister has been seen Mr.Brace and his Labour colleagues. J.T.D."

William Brace, Home Office, to Mr. Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/6/6  23 Nov 1918

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Although he believes it would be advantageous for the coalition to continue at least until peace is signed, cannot accept a post in the new government.

James Bryce 1st.Viscount Bryce  LG/F/5/7  [n.d.]

Bryce, 3 Buckingham Gate, S.W1., to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/5/7/1  25 April 1917

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Urges Lloyd George to find a settlement of the Irish question; quotes letter from an influential American correspondent, stating that the question is causing serious disturbance there and reducing the effectiveness of the U.S. as a ally; similar representations have reached Bryce from Australia.

Bryce, 3 Buckingham Gate, S.W1., to Lord Bryce.  LG/F/5/7/2  2 Aug 1917

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Reply to letter of 1st. The interned Germans will not be moved unless Alexandra Park is needed for another purposes.

Lloyd George, to Bryce.  LG/F/5/7/3  10 Aug 1917

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Draft in Curzon's hand and Typescript copy.
Asks Bryce to take the Chairmanship of a conference on the Second Chamber. Enclosed copy of terms of reference (not in file)
Minuted: "Lord Bryce has accepted ......W.S.".

Bryce, House of Lords, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/7/4  26 Nov 1920

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Enclosure: Memo. on Armenia, by the British Armenian Committee, urging the British government to protect Armenia from attacks by Turks and Bolshevists, by more vigilant naval patrols of the Black Sea and enforcement of the Treaty of Sevres; gives their views on the position of Armenia in the event of revision of the Treaty of Sevres.

Harry L.W.Levy-Lawson, 1st Viscount Burnham  LG/F/5/8  [n.d.]

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', Fleet St., E.C., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/8/1  8 Dec 1916

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General Castelnau believes that the war cannot be won without unification of command. In the censored portion of his article on Rumania, Dr. Dillon states that the Russians are about to mount a wide offensive in the S.E.

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/5/8/2  28 Dec 1916

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Lloyd George's wish to see Dr.Dillon; quotes letter from Dillon saying that he has important information to give Lloyd George on the German peace move, and about France and Italy, and suggesting that he should meet Lloyd George at Boulogne and travel with him to Paris.

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/5/8/3  22 Feb 1917

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The cuts in newsprint will force the 'Telegraph' to omit casualty lists, and possibly other government and gazette matters; complains that 'Comic Cuts' and similar papers are still allowed newsprint.

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/8/4  30 Oct 1917

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Congratulations on Lloyd George's speech the previous day. The rejection of Lloyd George's plans for the reinforcement of the Italian front.

Lloyd George to Lord Burnham.  LG/F/5/8/5  15 Nov 1917

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Thanks for the support given by Burnham "over the recent events".

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/8/6  15 Nov 1917

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Thanks for Lloyd George's letter.

Arthur James Balfour, Foreign Office, to Burnham. Private  LG/F/5/8/7  23 July 1918

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Thanks for sending summary of the President's speech; from lat - information, hopes that the summary is not now an accurate representation of the President's opinion.
Enclosure: Percy S.Bullen, 'Daily Telegraph', New York, to Sir John (M.Le Sage). Typescript copy 18 June 1918
Sends summary of President's speech to Foreign correspondents, which was not for publication. Understands Hughes, the Australian Premier, spent an hour trying to convince the President that Australia was right to refuse to return New Guinea to the Germans.
Enclosure: Summary of speech in which President said that the U.S. would be sending more troops to Europe, but was always ready for peace; the U.S. did not wish to interfere with other nations; they would attend the peace conference with the intention of preventing any acquisition of territory by any power.
Minuted: "Original returned to Lord Burnham "LG/F/14/8".

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/8/8  7 July 1919

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Congratulations on Lloyd George's triumph, and on his speech the previous Thursday.

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph' to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/5/8/9  13 Dec 1921

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Enclosure: C.a'C.Repington, Washington, to Lord Burnham. Typescript copy 30 Nov 1921
Details about the trouble caused by Pertinax's message, which was attributed to Repington. Briand's "dastardly duplicity" in connection with the offer to Hughes. The progress of the conference. If Lloyd George could visit the U.S. it would have a great effect.

F.L.Stevenson, to Lord Burnham.  LG/F/5/8/10  21 Dec 1921

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Acknowledgement of letter of 13th.

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/5/8/11  21 Feb 1922

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Criticises the attack on education, and the attitude of the Geddes committee; the cuts will be most unpopular in the country, and they will do harm; intends to publish a letter from a mother on the subject in the next issue of the paper.

Lloyd George, House of Commons, to Burnham.  LG/F/5/8/12  21 Feb 1922

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Received Burnham's letter during a Cabinet meeting on the education estimates and read it to his colleagues who were much impressed by it; Lloyd George agrees with Burnham. Thanks for Monday's article.

From Viscount Burnham. Printed  LG/F/5/8/13  Undated

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Enclosure: Henry French, 82, Clapham Rd. S.W.9., to The Editor, 'Daily Telegraph'. Holograph 23 Feb 1922
Believes that the chief cause of the Conservative defeat at the recent election was the Geddes proposal to raise the school age to six.

Burnham, 'Daily Telegraph', to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/5/8/14  8 June 1922

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Sends the papers for which Lloyd George asked.
Enclosure: Notes of Repington's interviews with Poincare, Clemenceau and President Millerand, on 17th and 18th May, chiefly on Anglo-French relations and on the Genoa Conference.

Correspondence  LG/F/6  [n.d.]

Sir Vincent Caillard  LG/F/6/1  [n.d.]

V.Caillard, Vickers House, Broadway, S.W.1., to Mr. Lloyd George. Personal and Confid.  LG/F/6/1/1  1 Aug 1917

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Enclosure: Memorandum by Caillard. 3pp Typescript
Gives an account of "Zed's" visit to Switzerland; Zed's conversation with A.K. stat copy of cutting from the 'Times' of 17 July 1917, about the Turkish Cabinet crisis; Zed showed this to Berthelot, who said French information was directly contrary to this report.

V.Caillard, 10 Downing St.S.W., to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/2  17 Aug 1917

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Wishes to see Lloyd George about Zed's last report and about the money now lying to Zed's credit, which should be returned if it is not to be used.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George. Private  LG/F/6/1/3  23 Nov 1917

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Zaharoff, now in Paris, says that Abdul Kerim will arrive there the following week, Caillard has heard that this may be a good moment to renew negotiations with Turkey; hears that Turkey may ask for an Anglo-French guarantee of the Turkish public debt.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/4  6 Dec 1917

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Related information: For note given by Bonar Law to Caillard, 7 Dec 1917 see LG/F/30/2/27.

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Regrets that he was unable to send this note by the messenger who brought Davies' note. Has heard from Zaharoff who hopes to be fit to travel to meet Abdul Kerim by the end of the week; Zaharoff wishes for instructions as to the guarantee of the Ottoman public debt, the Straits and territorial settlements generally.

"ZedZed", 53 Avenue Hoche, to "Brother Mine"  LG/F/6/1/5  15 Dec 1917

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Has just returned and is going to Monaco in an ambulance, for a real rest; describes his conversation with A.K. about Turkish terms; A.K.'s statements about the policy and condition of the central powers; asks for full instructions on the basis of his letter about the Turks withdrawing by stages in return for certain payments.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/6  1 Jan 1918

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Lloyd George is mistaken in thinking that the next move rests with Zaharoff; refers to letter of 15 Dec., in which Zaharoff asks for instructions, and enclosed copy of memo. embodying Zaharoff's letter of 27 June, referred to in letter of 15 Dec.
Enclosure: Memorandum, describing Zaharoff's conversation with Abdul Kerim about suggested payments in return for withdrawal of Turkish troops. 3pp Typescript27 June 1917

Copy of note marked "Copy given to Sir Vincent Caillard. J.T.D. 9/1/18".  LG/F/6/1/7  Undated

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It is agreed that $5,000,000 will be paid if an opportunity is given to British submarines to pass the Dardanelles and torpedo the Goeben and Breslau.
It is agreed that $2,000,000 will be paid if Turkish troops in Palestine are withdrawn north of the Haifa - Deraa railway, and a guarantee will be given that Turkish forces will not be molested during the withdrawal, and Palestine will not be annexed to the British Empire.

V.Caillard, Wingfield Ho.nr. Trowbridge, Wilts. to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/8  12 Jan 1918

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Since the peace terms for Turkey set out in Lloyd George's recent speech exactly correspond to the terms Zaharoff was instructed to convey privately, and since the speech will not be published accurately in the German press, Zaharoff intends to have a translation of it made to hand to Enver. Asks permission for Zaharoff to add that Mesopotamia, Palestine etc., will remain under the Turkish flag.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr..J.T. Davies. Confidential.  LG/F/6/1/9  16 Jan 1918

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In accordance with telephone message, has sent, enclosed letter.
Enclosure: .V.C., 42 Halfmoon St.,W.l., to "Cher ami". Typescript copy 16 Jan 1918
Approves his intention of giving Enver a copy of Lloyd George's speech and authorises him to add the statement about the flag.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George. Personal and Confidential.  LG/F/6/1/10  19 Jan 1918

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Enclosure: Note about Alex M.Thompson's articles on labour unrest. 3pp Typescript

J.T.D., 10 Downing St., to Sir Vincent.  LG/F/6/1/11  21 Jan 1918

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Enclosed is to be substituted for the first paragraph of the document sent on 9 December(sic.see 7 above)
Enclosure: Statement that "We should be prepared to pay the sum of ten million dollars to secure a permanent safe passage through the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmora"

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Davies.  LG/F/6/1/12  26 Jan 1918

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Enclosure: V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George. Personal. Holograph 26 Jan 1918
Zaharoff did not receive the telegram saying that fresh instructions would be sent him on account of the sinking of Goebem and Breslau, before he left for Switzerland; but he will doubtless act on the instructions about "freedom of the Straits" given to him on 7 Dec. by Bonar Law.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/13  2 Jan 1918

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Enclosure: "ZedZed", "In the train", to C. Typescript copy 29 Jan 1918
Describes the hardships he suffered on his journey to and through Switzerland; his conversation with Enver and Abdul Kerim, who refused to give any promises about withdrawal from Palestine, and are returning the money they received; Enver's views on the situation of the central powers; is disappointed by this failure.

V.Caillard,Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/14  20 Feb 1918

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Enclosure: Typescript copy of letter from Zaharoff. 15 Feb 1918
Describes interview with a Swiss lady who delivered a message about German submarines sent in sections to Vladivostock.

V.Caillard,Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/15  21 Feb 1918

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Has received a telegram from Zaharoff saying that he has another message from Switzerland which will interest Lloyd George.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/16  24 Aug 1918

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Wishes to see Lloyd George as soon as possible to discuss enclosed.
Enclosure: (a) "ZedZed", to C. 2 Typescript copies 21 Aug 1918
Account of his conversation with Abdul Kerim; description of Conseils de Guerre of the Central powers; will meet Enver in tow or three weeks, by which time he hopes to have fresh instructions; prefers to withdraw rather than clash with the work of the "Official Envoy" whom the Turks have seen. 7pp
(b) Copy of "the Chairman's" Lloyd George's personal views on peace terms for Turkey. 6 Dec 1917
(c) Copy of Zaharoff's instructions of (see 7 above). 9 Jan 1918

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Davies.  LG/F/6/1/17  30 Aug 1918

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Sends letter (not in file) to be sent to ZedZed through Lord Reading.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George. Private  LG/F/6/1/18  21 Sep 1918

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Quotes letters from ZedZed about the postponement of an intended trip to Switzerland. M.Klotz sent a message through ZedZed to the effect that there should be no peace conference, but that the Allies should present the Germans with their decisions and state that fighting would continue until all were complied with.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/19  2 Oct 1918

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Points out that the Sultan of Turkey is not legally Caliph of Islam - suggests that the Sherif of Mecca should be proclaimed Caliph; this would block German attempts to cause disaffection amongst Mohammedans. Count Leon Ostrorog agrees with this view.
Enclosure: Memo. on "The British Empire and the Mohammedans" by Ostrorog. 20pp Typescript

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/20  3 Oct 1918

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Enclosed note which was opened by the French censor. Telegraphed to Z on Tuesday that he was not to go if he received an invitation.
Enclosure: "ZedZed" Chateau de Balincourt. Typescript copy 27 Sep 1918
Has recd. an invitation which will take him to Switzerland the following week; will not telegraph his departure.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/21  10 Oct 1918

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From enclosed letter from ZedZed, thinks it was lucky that Caillard's message telling ZedZed, not to go, did not reach him in time.
Enclosed From "ZedZed", "In the train going to Paris". 6pp Typescript copy 3 Oct 1918
Describes his conversation with Enver and Abdul Kerim about "delivering the goods" and the financial arrangements made.

V.Caillard,Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/22  12 Oct 1918

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Hopes Lloyd George received and read his letter of 2nd.

V.Caillard,Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/23  12 Oct 1918

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In response to Lloyd George's request, enclosed information about the revolutionary movements going on in the country.
Enclosure: List "A". 6pp Typescript list and notes on leading rebels.
"B" 1p Typescript.Confidential.Note on the minority press. 5 Sep 1918
"C" 6pp Typescript.Confidential.Note on revolutionary propaganda.
"D" 4pp Typescript table of information about the minority press.

V.Caillard, 10 Downing St., to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/24  18 Oct 1918

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Invites Lloyd George to lunch with the Federation of British Industries on 31 Oct. Zaharoff wishes to see Lloyd George.

V.Caillard, Vickers House, to Mr.Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/1/25  7 Nov 1918

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Germany should be made to pay full indemnity for the loss of allied productive power caused by the war.

Sir Edward Carson, Baron Carson  LG/F/6/2  [n.d.]

E.Carson, 5 Eaton Place, S.W., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/6/2/1  8 Dec 1916

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Asks Lloyd George to try to find posts for Ronald McNeill and James Craig. Has already pressed Mark Sykes' claims - thinks the Foreign Office needs strengthening. Wishes Lloyd George to read enclosed from Mark Sykes (not in file); is sure "'The Pessimism' idea comes from Mck."

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/6/2/2  13 Dec 1916

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In view of the peace suggestions, thinks it urgently necessary to deal with the propaganda department; has recd. many complaints, especially from Holland, of the unsatisfactory state of British propaganda.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/3  20 Dec 1916

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Urges Lloyd George to have enquiries made to see if the Minister at the Hague is doing all that is possible.
Enclosure: Alban Blakiston, 26 van Hogendorpstraat, Utrecht, to (Sir E. Carson). Holograph 18 Dec 1916
The need for a more active British Minister at the Hague, in view of the situation in Holland and Dutch relations with Germany.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/4  21 Dec 1916

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Prefers not to see Lord Wimborne unless Lloyd George particularly wishes it, since "He has no influence and his interventions have done much harm".

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/5  26 Dec 1916

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Hopes Lloyd George will see Arthur Lee, who "seems to think he has been quite forgotten, even without a 'good-bye'".

E.Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Urgent and Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/6  29 Dec 1916

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Asks Lloyd George to read enclosed, which seems of great importance; has arranged to see "the man".
Enclosure: Herbert W.Wilson, 'The Daily Mail', Carmelite House, E.C., to Sir Edward. Private and Secret. Typescript 27 Dec 1916
An American multi-millionaire offers to use his secret propaganda machine in the U.S. on behalf of the British government.

E.Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/7  29 Dec 1916

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Suggests Selborne for the Air Board.

Lloyd George, to Carson.  LG/F/6/2/8  29 Dec 1916

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Asks for opinion of enclosed letter from William Murphy (not in file). Asks what Carson thinks of Davis Henry (sic) or Chambers as Solicitor-General.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/9  Undated

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Prefers Chambers as Solicitor-General, since he has been longer in the House of Commons, and it would be best not to have both Law Officers Catholics. Will send a criticism of Murphy's letter.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/10  15 Jan 1917

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Sir Owen Philipps, Members of Parliament wishes to become Lord Lieutenant of Carmarthenshire.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/11  29 Jan 1917

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Would like to discuss enclosed with Lloyd George
Enclosure: F.S.Oliver, 8 Hereford Gdns,, to Carson, Confidential Typescript 26 Jan 1917
Anglo-American relations and the need to stop peace propaganda: Asks if enough is being done to boost the War Loan. The importance of setting up an organisation of Lloyd George Liberals - the bye-election in Roxburgh.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister Confidential  LG/F/6/2/12  31 Jan 1917

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Has mentioned their conversation about Fisher to the First Sea Lord, who wishes for a day to think it over; the 1st Sea Lord suggested Fisher might be made Shipping Controller, but Carson sees difficulties in this.

D.Lloyd George, to the First Lord.  LG/F/6/2/13  1 Feb 1917

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Would like to have the Fisher question settled before he goes down; asks if Carson and the 1st Sea Lord would like to meet him that evening for a talk on the subject.

E.C., Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/14  6 Feb 1917

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Is satisfied that the use of electro-magnetic methods to locate submarines has been fully examined and that developments are constantly being considered. Attaches two reports on the subject. (not in file)

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/15  Undated

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Describes Macassey's work in connection with shipyard labour; delay is being caused because the Shipping Controller now insists that Macassey's organisation should be under joint control of the Shipping Controller and the Admiralty.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/16  14 Feb 1917

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Refers to their conversation about the appointment of a Lord Lieutenant for Co.Tyrone; cannot understand the delay in appointing the Duke of Abercorn.
Enclosure: James Craig, House of Commons, to Carson. Confidential Holograph 12 Feb 1917
The delay in appointing the Duke of Abercorn as Ld. Lieutenant, is doing harm in Ulster.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/17  18 Feb 1917

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Doubts the wisdom of publishing the Dardanelles Commission report at present.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/18  3 March 1917

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Gives his views on the Irish question, as a result of their conversations and his discussion with "my friend from the North of Ireland"; thinks the setting up of a Special Commission would be unpopular in Ulster; suggests the best way to deal with the motion on Wed, is to say that the government are perfectly willing to legislate if Irishmen can agree amongst themselves.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/19  8 March 1917

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Enclosure: Typescript copy of resolution signed by over 100 Unionist Members of Parliament (no signatures) criticising the report of the Electoral Reform Conference.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/20  4 April 1917

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Confirms the appointment to meet Admiral Beatty at Rosyth on Sat. 14th.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/21  5 April 1917

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Hodge's new proposals for dealing more expeditiously with labour arbitration and conciliation should be considered immediately.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/22  8 April 1917

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Enclosure: Note and tables showing the effect of the Northern Blockade, July-Dec. 1916. 6pp Typescript

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/23  13 April 1917

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Sends enclosed in view of what has been said about the inferiority of British airplanes in France. Congratulations on speech the previous day.
Enclosure: H.Trenchard, H.Q.R.F.C., to Commodore (G.Pains) Typescript copy 12 April 1917
Enclosure: Typescript copy of report by W.W.Lewis, Cmdg. Anti-aircraft Arty.Group, Third Army, about the performance of Sopwith Triplane 5469 in combat with 11 Albatros Scouts.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/6/2/24  7 May 1917

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Has been making changes at the Admiralty and hopes nothing will interfere with the appointment of Sir E.Geddes. Invites Lloyd George to dinner that evening, with the same people who met the previous Monday.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/25  14 May 1917

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A new Patent must be obtained for the Board of Admiralty in view of Geddes' appointment, and this raises the question of Hopwood's future; has asked Robert Cecil to make a place for him at the Foreign Office; asks for Lloyd George's views.

Edward Carson, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/26  15 May 1917

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Has discussed the proposed letter to Redmond with the Ulster Members and they are agreed that they cannot consent to leave the question of the area to be excluded to a conference.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/27  18 May 1917

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Does not know what view the Ulster Council will take about joining the Convention, in view of Redmond's statement that "they are irreconcilably opposed to yr. scheme"; wishes to discuss with Lloyd George whether he (Carson) should attend the Council meeting.

Edward Carson, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/28  22 May 1917

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Suggestions as to the method of forming the Irish Convention.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/29  22 May 1917

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Wishes for a decision about Hopwood, so that the New Board can be appointed.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/30  5 June 1917

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Lloyd George should see enclosed Hopes no announcement will be made till after Friday.
Enclosure: ?A McDowell, 51 Royal Ave., Belfast, to Sir Edward. Private Typescript 4 June 1917
Rumours about appointments to the Convention; no announcement should be made until after the Ulster Council meeting.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/31  5 June 1917

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Has seen Admiral Troubridge and thinks "he may well be forgiven"; Troubridge feels deeply about Serbia, and meant no disrespect.

E.T.Troubridge, Admiralty, to Mr.Lloyd George. Private  LG/F/6/2/32  6 June [1917]

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Apologises for refusing the appointment with Lloyd George; is at Lloyd George's disposal.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/33  20 June 1917

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Is meeting the Ulster delegates to choose the 5 members of the Convention; hopes he will be consulted about the nominated members for Ulster; McDowell cannot be elected, but would be invaluable as a nominated member.

Edward Carson, Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/34  22 June 1917

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Enclosed has been forwarded from Unionist Central Office.
Enclosure: J.E.Fawcett, Chrmn. Bradford and Shipley Sons. and Un. Association, to (Sir John Boraston). Typescript copy 16 June 1917
Gives details about public discontent with the policies of the government. 3pp

D.Lloyd George, to Carson.  LG/F/6/2/35  6 July 1917

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Invites Carson to join the War Cabinet.

Edward Carson, Orion Bungalow, Birchington, Thanet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/36  7 July 1917

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Is willing to fall in with Lloyd George's views, if he thinks a change at the Admiralty is necessary; prefers not to give an answer at once as to joining the War Cabinet.

D.Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Carson.  LG/F/6/2/37  7 July 1917

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Thinks Carson misunderstood his letter; he and Bonar Law sincerely want Carson in the Cabinet, but he can remain at the Admiralty if he prefers; the changes Lloyd George wants at the Admiralty can be effected under Carson's leadership.

Howard Kelly, Admiralty, to Sir Edward Carson. Secret  LG/F/6/2/38  13 July 1917

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At the suggestion of the 1st Sea Lord, gives his views on the morale of the French forces, and the French political situation.

p.p.F.S.Oliver, 8 Hereford Gdns., W., to Carson.  LG/F/6/2/39  13 July 1917

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Enclosure: 7pp Typescript "appreciation" of the general situation: public dissatisfaction with the government and fear of a negotiated peace; criticism of "Bonar Law-ism"; criticism of the effects of "seniority" especially in the Admiralty.

E.C., Admiralty, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/40  16 July 1917

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Enclosed refers to what the 1st Sea Lord said that morning about intercepting German trade from Rotterdam.
Enclosure: Commodore T., to Admiralty, Decypher of telegram. Received 3.16pm; 16 July 1917
.. "Four German Steamers captured two others ashore and ?destroyed. Am returning with prizes".

Ronald McNeill, 18 Cadogan Pl.S.W., to Carson.  LG/F/6/2/41  18 July 1917

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Reminds Carson of the reasons for his resignation from the government in Oct.1915; the abandonment of Serbia means giving up one of the Allied war aims; suggestions for retrieving the position in the Balkans.

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/2/42  4 Aug [1917]

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A definite decision should be taken as to whether delegates will be allowed to go to Stockholm; has asked the A.G. to write a memo. as to the legality of holding conferences with the enemy.

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/43  7 Aug 1917

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Presses for a decision to be taken about the Stockholm conference; the Labour party should be informed of the decision before their meeting.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl.S.W.1., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/44  8 Aug 1917

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Is not well enough to attend the Cabinet; holds strongly the view that the government should give no sanction to the holding of the Stockholm conference; agrees with Amery's memo. on the subject.

D.Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Carson.  LG/F/6/2/45  9 Aug 1917

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Is sorry to hear of Carson's illness. The Cabinet decided to "turn down Stockholm", but on the advice of the "anti-Stockholm Labour men" decided to postpone the announcement until after the Labour Conference.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/46  9 Aug 1917

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Thanks for letter. His health.

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/2/47  17 Oct 1917

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George Trevelyan has informed Col. Buchan that the omission of any reference to Italian war aims in the speeches of British Leaders is causing much dissatisfaction in Italy.

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet. to the Prime Minister Secret.  LG/F/6/2/48  30 Oct 1917

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Enclosed comes from the Editor of a Belfast paper.
Enclosure: To Sir Edward. Secret. Typescript copy Undated
A conference of the Irish Republican Brotherhood has been in session for the last ten days, planning a new rebellion in Ulster; this will cause a very serious situation since "Duke has brought the law into contempt".

Pembroke Wicks, Offices of the War Cabinet. to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/6/2/49  28 Nov 1917

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Enclosure: Memo. by T.J.Macnamara on "The Civil population and the war". Enclosed cutting from the 'Herald' on "How they starve at the Ritz". Secret. 8pp Typescript

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/50  5 Dec 1917

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The importance of improved propaganda methods in neutral countries: suggests the appointment of unofficial agents, to do this work and also to obtain information about real conditions in Germany.

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/2/51  8 Dec 1917

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Enclosure: Edward Carson, to Mr. Balfour. Typescript minute 5 Dec 1917
Enclosure: Note by Algar Thorold of the Dept. of Information on the work of German propaganda agents in Italy. 2pp Typescript
Minuted by Balfour: "We have already protested about Italian propaganda - the Prime Minister refused to go the length suggested by this office. I think that our coal and corn policy has not been wholly fortunate"

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/2/52  31 Dec 1917

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Asks for a private interview: is "much concerned" about the dismissal of Jellicoe and the appointment of Adml. Wemyss as 1st Sea Lord; resents the manner in which his name has been brought into the matter.

Sir Edward Carson, Baron Carson  LG/F/6/3  [n.d.]

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/3/1  9 Jan 1918

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Suggests the Mastership of the Rolls should be left vacant for a time so that Cave may make good his claim to that post.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/3/2  17 Jan 1918

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Finlay thinks the Mastership of the Rolls should be filled; Carson believes Swinfen Eady is trying to obtain the post; Cave's claims to it - appreciation of Cave's work.
Enclosure: Finlay, House of Lords, to Carson. Confidential Holograph 11 Jan 1918
Finds that it is urgently necessary to fill the Court of Appeal vacancy; has had to authorise Eady to borrow a Chancery judge to keep the two courts going the following week.

Edward Carson, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/3  Undated

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Resigns from the War Cabinet, because of his obligations as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party in view of the renewed discussions on the Irish problem. Emphasises that he is still in full agreement with the government about the prosecution of the war, and war aims.

D.Lloyd George, 10 Downing St., to Carson.  LG/F/6/3/4  21 Jan 1918

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Accepts Carson's resignation; appreciation of his work and regret at his departure.

Ronald McNeill, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/5  21 Jan 1918

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Has made enquiries about employing Sir Roderick Jones for propaganda work, and finds that although he is "a good business man of a somewhat restricted type" he is not of the calibre required by Lloyd George for the more important post.

Edward Carson, Beach Hotel, Littlehampton, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/3/6  14 Feb 1918

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His health prevents him coming to London, but he does not think it advisable in any case, to join the delegates meeting Lloyd George because of his position in regard to Ulster. Does not think there is any hopes of a settlement on the basis of a united Irish Parliament; Ulster would consider its inclusion in such a Parliament as treachery, in view of the pledges given at the outbreak of war. Thinks a general federal scheme is the only possible solution.

Edward Carson, Beach Hotel, Littlehampton, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/7  20 Feb 1918

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Thanks for letter. Reminds Lloyd George that the initiative must come from the Ld. Lieutenant and Chief Secretary if "you seriously think of Sir W.Robertson for Ireland".
Enclosure: 2 cuttings from 'The Times' on lawlessness in Ireland. 19 Feb 1918

Lloyd George to Carson.  LG/F/6/3/8  22 Feb 1918

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Thanks for letter. Hopes Carson will give his support to the scheme indicated in the letter to Barrie, of which he enclosed copy (not in file) Has been ordered a few days rest - may visit Carson at the weekend.

Lloyd George to Carson.  LG/F/6/3/9  22 March 1918

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Believes Carson is under the impression that MacDonnell's proposal provides for the automatic transfer of Customs and Excise to an Irish Parliament at the end of the war; quotes clause adopted by the Convention to prove this is not so.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., S.W., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/10  23 March 1918

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Thanks for letter; quotes the report he heard about Customs and Excise.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/11  27 March 1918

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Sends enclosed at Montgomery's request. Assures Lloyd George of his co-operation in "yr present anxieties"
Enclosure: R.Mortimer Montgomery, 5 Crown Office Row. E.C., to Carson. Holograph 19 March 1918
Suggests C.F.Rey as secretary of the new Ministry of Shipping - appreciation of Rey's work at the Min. of National Service.

Edward Carson, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister. Urgent.  LG/F/6/3/12  11 April 1918

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Hears that the Irish authorities have suspended publication of the 'Belfast Evening Telegraph' and other papers owned by Messrs. Baird, for publishing a summary of the report of the Irish Convention - thinks this action a mistake.

Edward Carson, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/13  13 May 1918

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Draws attention to enclosed leaflet, which is a very serious matter.
Enclosure: Printed leaflet, giving a resolution of the Dublin Metropolitan Police Catholic Society, and calling on members of the R.I.C. to join with them in resisting conscription. 17 April 1918

Lloyd George to (Carson) Confid.  LG/F/6/3/14  14 May 1918

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Asks permission to send " the mischievous leaflet" to the Viceroy; fears the Irish Constabulary cannot be depended on when conscription is introduced.

Edward Carson, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/15  13 June 1918

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Related information: For letter from Lloyd George to Carson and reply 24-25.7.18 see LG/F/6/4/9

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Regrets he cannot be present at the Middle Temple on Saturday.

Edward Carson, Orion Bungalow, Birchington, Thanet, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/3/16  15 Aug 1918

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Related information: For draft letter from Lloyd George to Carson, 3.9.18 see LG/F/45/6/10.

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Draws attention to the probable effect on morale of a serious coal shortage - Painleve's account of the effect of the coal shortage in Paris.

Edward Carson, Charlton Musgrave, Wincanton, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/17  Sunday

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Has prepared a paper on the lines of their conversation - wishes Oliver to see it before sending it to Lloyd George. Suggests Sir Earle Richards should be asked to prepare the case about the German colonies for the Peace Conference.

Edward Carson, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/6/3/18  21 Oct 1918

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Sends memo. based on their talk on Wednesday; Asquith's speeches in the Paris Resolution debate are worth reading in this connection.
Enclosure: Memo. on postwar economic and tariff policy. 4pp Typescript

Edward Carson, Orion Bungalow, Birchington, Thanet, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/3/19  8 Jan 1919

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Recommends Hugh Edwards if Lloyd George can fit him in.
Congratulations on the election result.
Enclosure: Hugh Edwards, House of Commons, to Sir Edward. Private Holograph 6 Jan 1919
Congratulations on Carson's election result. Asks Carson to recommend him to Lloyd George for a minor government post. Enclosed 2 cuttings on his election result and the formation of the new government

(Edward Carson), Orion Bungalow, Birchington, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/3/20  11 Sep 1919

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Asks Lloyd George to consider promoting Sir E.Robertson to the rank of Field-Marshal - appreciation of Robertson's services.

Edward Carson, Orion Bungalow, Birchington, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/21  19 Sep 1919

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Sends the document he mentioned; suggests "it might be ridiculed with a light hand by the Press".
Enclosure: Pamphlet "The Re-conquest of America", purporting to be a report to Lloyd George on British secret service work in U.S.

Edward Carson, Orion Bungalow, Birchington, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/22  17 June 1920

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Draws attention to various Irish matters: the delay in proceeding with the Education Bill is having very bad effects; the need for increased police pensions; the delay in introducing a Bill to give executive powers to deal with rebel County Councils; intimidation at recent county council elections. The government has done nothing except introduce proportional representation against the wishes of all sections in Ireland.

D.Lloyd George, to Carson.  LG/F/6/3/23  18 June 1920

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Will give personal attention to the points raised, on his return from Boulogne.

Edward Carson, 5, Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/24  26 June 1920

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Enclosure: (a) W.T.Coates, City Hall, Belfast, to Sir Edward. Typescript 17 June 1920
The police and military have refused to give protection against threatened Sinn Fein raids on the City Hall, therefore proposes to form a guard of volunteers.
(b) Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Lord Mayor. Typescript copy 26 June 1920
Approves his action.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/25  7 Aug 1920

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Sends Letter from High Sheriff of Cork, which has a bearing on the Deputation Lloyd George received recently from Cork.
Enclosure: John Harley Scott, Wellington Ho., Cork, to Sir Edward. Confid and Urgent. Holograph 5 Aug 1920
Sends official report (not in file) about meeting held at Cork the previous Tuesday: the meeting was not a representative one.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister  LG/F/6/3/26  15 Oct 1920

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Sends the German map he mentioned (not in file)
Minuted "Thank. 19/10".

Lloyd George 10 Downing St., to Carson.  LG/F/6/3/27  2 Nov 1920

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Sends copy of Letter from Devlin; if the facts are as stated, the situation should be seriously dealt with by the Ulster Unionist Council.
Enclosure: Joseph Devlin, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister. Typescript copy 1 Nov 1920
The proposed appointment of special constables in Belfast will be an outrage, in view of their treatment of men who have served in the war.
Enclosure: M.Cunningham, Palmer's Hostel, Hebburn-on-Tyne, Co.Durham, to Mr. Devlin. Typescript copy 29 Oct 1920
Describes his experiences in Belfast on returning from the war; he was expelled from work and ill-treated because he was a Catholic.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/3/28  3 Nov 1920

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Will have the case investigated; hopes things are now settling down; reminds Lloyd George that many Protestants have been driven from their employment by Sinn Fein.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/29  19 April 1921

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Difficulties which will face the Irish railways when the control and guarantee are discontinued in August. Asks Lloyd George to receive a deputation.

Lloyd George, to Carson.  LG/F/6/3/30  21 April 1921

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Agrees that the position is difficult; Geddes is in communication with Craig about it; suggests Carson should see Geddes.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/31  27 April 1921

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Earnestly hopes that the attempt to postpone elections for the Irish Parliament will not succeed.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/3/32  4 May 1921

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Wishes to be consulted if it is proposed to retire Campbell, the Irish Lord Chancellor.

Edward Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to Sir Edward Carson.  LG/F/6/3/33  5 May 1921

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Lloyd George will see Carson before taking a decision.

Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/34  5 July 1921

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Thinks it essential the Irish Land Purchase should be completed as soon as possible.
Enclosure: H.de L.Montgomary, Blessingbourne, Fivemiletown, to Carson. Private Typescript 1 July 1921
The decision to abandon the Land Purchase Bill may cause a strike against rent in the South and West; attitude of the Farmer's Unions; Birkenhead's speech.

E.W.M.Grigg, to Lord Carson.  LG/F/6/3/35  12 July 1921

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Lloyd George will go into the Land Purchase question; invites Carson to Chequers to meet Balfour, Greenwood, Fitzalan and Smuts, to discuss Lloyd George's coming meeting with De Valera.

Carson, Birchington, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/3/36  13 July 1921

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Accepts invitation.

Ruby, Lady Carson. Ruby Carson, 5 Eaton Pl., to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/3/37  Sunday

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Thanks for message sent through Gwyne.
Carson's health.

Sir George Cave, 1st Earl Cave  LG/F/6/4  [n.d.]

Geo.Cave, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/1  Saturday

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Is pleased to see from the press that he is to remain Solicitor General.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/2  12 Jan 1917

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Sends cuttings from the 'Labour Leader' and the 'Tribunal'(not in file). The papers can be prosecuted under the Defence of the Realm Regulations.

Lloyd George, to the Home Secretary.  LG/F/6/4/3  15 Jan 1917

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Enclosed Arthur Henderson's reply(not in file) to enquiry about prosecuting the two papers; thinks it unwise to do so just before the Labour Party Conference.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/4  15 Jan 1917

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Agrees to postpone the prosecutions.

Geo.Cave, Sidmouth, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/5  10 March 1917

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Reply to Lloyd George's note about the vacant London magistracy; will consider Hay Morgan's claims.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/6  16 March 1917

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The Liquor Committee is about to report in favour of making certain orders imposing restrictions, and of setting up committees to consider terms for state purchase.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/6/4/7  17 Dec 1917

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Refers to Lloyd George's offer to recommend Cave for the Mastership of the Rolls; in view of the probable prolongation of the war, is willing to remain in political office, if it is of any assistance to the government.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/8  22 Feb 1918

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The appointment of a Common Law man as Master of the Rolls disturb the balance between Chancery and Common Law judges.

Draft letter appointing committee on Aliens in civil service.  LG/F/6/4/9  Undated

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Attached: Copies of letters to Carson (and reply), Ld.Justice Eldon Bankes, Mr.Craig and Mr.Richardson. 24-25 July 1918

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/10  13 Aug 1918

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Gives information about the career of Richard Williamson of Glasgow, to show his unfitness for the C.B.E., to which he was appointed at Lloyd George's request; suggests Williamson's name should be struck off the list of members of the Order.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/11  17 Aug 1918

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Considers that Sir Joseph Jonas should be deprived of his knighthood, having been convicted of giving information to the enemy.

Lloyd George, Brynawelon, Criccieth, to the Home Secretary.  LG/F/6/4/12  20 Aug 1918

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Approves the proposal about Jones.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/13  5 Sep 1918

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Has given instructions to stop the publication of the Home Office memorandum on the Police Strike, but hopes Lloyd George will agree to it being published later.

G.G.Whiskard, Home Office, to Davies.  LG/F/6/4/14  5 Sep 1918

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Enclosed copy of Home Office statement on the Police Strike, which is perfectly accurate.
Attached: Executive Committee, of the National Union of Police and Prison Officers, to the Prime Minister. Manuscript 5 Sep 1918
The forthcoming Home Officer statement on the police strike is inaccurate.

G.G.Whiskard, Home Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/6/4/15  5 Sep 1918

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Gives list of proposed Committee on Defence of the Realm Regulation 40D for Lloyd George's approval, and encloses statement to be issued to the Press about the terms of reference of the committee.

Geo.Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/4/16  10 Oct 1918

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Will accept the Lordship of Appeal, but suggests the appointment shd. be postponed until the Inter-departmental committee on Prisoners of War is in full working order; suggests he shd. be made a member of the War Cabinet, temporarily, to look after this work.

Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister. Urgent.  LG/F/6/4/17  20 Nov 1918

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Suggests the German authorities shd. be told they must make proper provision for the feeding and care of released British prisoners of war.

Cave, Home Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/4/18  4 Dec 1918

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Asks how long Lloyd George wishes him to continue at the Home Office.

Lord Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood  LG/F/6/5  [n.d.]

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/1  20 Dec 1916

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Apologises for his irritability that morning, but again urges the need to leave military decisions in the hands of the experts; neither the Foreign Office nor the War Cabinet can decide anything but broad lines of policy in the Nr.East.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/5/2  19 Jan 1917

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The enclosed telegrams show that Northcliffe is representing himself as having government authority to settle the dispute between the Hearst press and government departments.
Enclosure: (a)Keen, London, to United Press.
Typescript copy of cable 12.10p.m 18 Jan 1917
(b)Ferguson, New York, to United Press
Typescript copy of cable 7.5.am. 18 Jan 1917

Robert Cecil, Forgein Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/3  13 Feb 1917

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An influential committee of Churchmen have asked Cecil to see Lloyd George about the Welsh Church; asks for appointment.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/4  10 March 1917

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Since James Craig misunderstood Cecil's speech at Southampton, explains what he said there about the Irish question; - thinks an attempt should be made after the war to establish a workable form of self-government in Ireland.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/5  29 May 1917

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Is extremely uneasy about the decision of the Conference to undertake military operations in old Greece.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/6  2 June 1917

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Criticises the way Sonnino "fulminates against his allies", but "we cannot afford to quarrel with Italy".
Enclosure: From Sir R.Rodd, Rome. Decypher of telegram. Secret.No.479.Received.8am 2 June 1917
Reports conversation wt.Sonnino about the proposal that the King of Italy shd. meet George V. and the French President at the front; Sonnino's views on the position of the monarchy in Italy.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/7  19 June 1917

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Proposes to go away for a short rest.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/8  20 June 1917

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Congratulates Lloyd George on the marriage of his daughter.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/6/5/9  15 Aug 1917

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"You may be amused to hear that Murray of Elibank has sent me a message to say that I( )am very popular in France! There, now".

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/10  5 Dec 1917

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Thinks the attitude of press and public to Lansdowne's peace letter is mistaken; analyses the differences between the letter and President Wilson's speech on war aims; thinks the attacks on Lansdowne will do harm in the country.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., Pimlico, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/11  27 Dec 1917

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Clemenceau is irritated with Lloyd George because of the telegram about Italian coal, Alsace-Lorraine, and Palestine. French morale is shaken, although Clemenceau is hopeful about the war.

R.C, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/12  Undated

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"I find that Balfour's telegrams about Northcliffe did 'not' go to Mr.Asquith. So the leakage must be elsewhere."

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/13  8 Jan 1918

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Hears from Walter Long that D'Abernon is to be sent to Switzerland on peace mission to the Turks; hopes there is no truth in this.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/14  14 Jan 1918

Typescript minute

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Has made enquiries about Clemenceau's letter of 5th Jan.
Enclosure: Draft letter to Clemenceau outlining progress made with inter-allied control of tonnage and imports, and suggesting that the proposed meeting of Ministers on this subject should be postponed until the preliminary work has been completed. Typescript wt.Manuscript corrections.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/15  25 Jan 1918

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Smut's letter about Haig indicates that Haig is not now so determined on the complete defeat of Germany; thinks this is the result of press attacks such as that which caused Beauchamp Duff's suicide. No concessions should be made to the press: a change at the War Office would be disastrous.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/16  2 Feb 1918

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Wishes to see Lloyd George about Proportional Representation.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/17  4 Feb [1918]

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The P.R.Lords have completed arrangements to insert the Speakers Conference proposals, but are unwilling to propose an adjournment; Cecil thinks it wd. be best for the government to propose an adjournment.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., Pimlico, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/18  5 Feb 1917 (sic. 18)

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Ryland Adkins suggests that Asquith shd. propose the acceptance of the Lords' P.R. amendment, with the ommission of London, and that Lloyd George should urge the House to accept this solution.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/19  18 Feb 1918

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Enclosure: Memoroandum of conversation between Cecil and Lloyd George 18 Feb 1918
Typescript wt.Holograph corrections by Lloyd George Discussion about the difficulty of combining unity of Allied Direction with unity of national command, in relation to the setting up of the Versailles Council; Lloyd George promised to say in debate that he would consult the soldiers as to the status of the British Representative at Versailles

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/20  22 Feb 1918

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Has spoken to Derby and Wilson, and is sending them copies of enclosed memo.
Enclosure: "Versailles and Whitehall" 3pp Typescript
Elaborates report of conversation with Lloyd George, as above, and sets out more fully Cecil's fear that the representative at Versailles may be too independent of the War Office.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/21  16 March 1918

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Stevens, the American delegate to the Allied Maritime Transport Council tells Cecil that the U.S. will interpret the S.W.C. resolution as meaning that they may use all Dutch tonnage for U.S. military purposes; in view of Italian coal situation Cecil therefore urges amendment of the S.W.C. resln.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/22  Undated

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Urges the recall of Parliament to amend the Military Service Act and extend conscription to Ireland.
Minuted by A.J.Sylvester. "Immediate. For the Prime Minister to see. 10.45.a.m. 29.3.18."

Lloyd George, to Cecil.  LG/F/6/5/23  29 March 1918

Typescript copy, marked "copy of handwritten letter."

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Agrees about Home Rule and the extension of conscription to Ireland, but is doubtful about the wisdom of summoning Parliament the following week.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/24  Undated

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Remains of opinion that Parliament shd. be summoned at once, and conscription for Ireland enacted, together with some assurance about Home Rule. Asks for this minute to be communicated to the War Cabinet.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/25  8 April 1918

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Has resigned from the Eastern Committee.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/26  29 April 1918

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His difficulties about the Irish qu.: informed Lloyd George in letter of 7 Apr. that he hoped to remain in the government if conscription was enforced at the same time as Home Rule, but this has not been done; now finds that his election pledges prevent him remaining in the government if Ulster opposes the government's Home Rule proposals.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/27  30 May 1918

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Enclosed telegram gives clear proof of the treachery of the Soviet Government
Enclosure: From Sir H.Rumbold, Berne. Decypher of telegram No.841, Very Confidential. Rd.8am 30 May 1918
Describes demands for recognition made by Berzine, head of Bolshevik mission, in conversation with Swiss President. Berzine told the Prest. that Russia had agreed to disarm Black Sea Fleet, in return for German support to Bolshevik missions in neutral countries.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/28  7 June 1918

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Tenders resignation because of the government's lukewarm attitude to the policy of intervention in Siberia, which Cecil considers essential, culminating in the failure of the British Delegates to the S.W.C. to put forward the resolution in favour of intervention, as they had been instructed to do.

Lloyd George to Cecil.  LG/F/6/5/29  7 June 1918

8 pp

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Hopes Cecil will reconsider his decision since the explanation of his resignation might cause bad feeling between the Allies. Defends the decision taken about Siberia and denies that there has been any disagreement with Cecil as to policy.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/30  8 June 1918

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Thanks Lloyd George for letter, to which he will reply shortly.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/5/31  10 June 1918

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Has consulted Salisbury and Milner; suggests he should go away for a few days rest, his resignation standing over until his return.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/5/32  21 June 1918

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Has decided that his resignation must go forward.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister. Personal.  LG/F/6/5/33  23 June 1918

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Will endeavour to make Lloyd George's proposal work. Urges Lloyd George to 'protect' Leverton Harris - appreciation of Harris's work on the blockade.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/34  26 June 1918

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Urges that the Imperial War Cabinet should discuss the League of Nations; suggests that the Phillimore report should be circulated to the Dominion representatives.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/5/35  27 June 1918

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"Could you inform me what steps you have taken as to Foreign Affairs? None appear to be going on in the Foreign Office".

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/36  29 June 1918

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He and Balfour hope that Leverton Harris may remain Under-Secretary for Blockade, and not be dismissed because of public outcry.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/37  18 July 1918

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Finds that Legislation will be unneccessary for his appointment as Assistant Secretary of State.

Walford Selby, Foreign Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/6/5/38  29 July 1918

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Enclosure: Edward F. Nicholls, Institute of London Underwriters, to E.Leverton Harris. Typescript copy 26 July 1918
The Institute wishes to dissociate itself from the attacks made on Harris and assures him of their confidence.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister confirmed.  LG/F/6/5/39  23 Aug 1918

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Sends note of convsn. (not in file) between Balfour and Beatty, as result of which he has told Findlay not to threaten the Norwegian Government with forcible action without further orders; thinks the Admiralty has deliberately deceived the Cabinet.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/40  7 Sep 1918

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Wishes to resign the Chairmanship of the Transport Council; thinks all such economic question should be supervised by a member of the War Cabinet, such as Chamberlain. Cecil would still be willing to attend the meetings of foreign Ministers.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/41  4 Oct 1918

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Enclosed Cecil, Foreign Office, to George Curzon. Typescript copy 4 Oct 1918
Complains that he was not summoned to the War Cabinet discussion on the Middle East situation.

R.C., 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/42  15 Oct 1918

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Hopes the terms of armistice will include the occupation of certain strategic points. The importance of defining the conditions for preliminaries of peace, amongst the Allies.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/43  10 Nov 1918

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Sets out his objections to the statement about the Welsh Church in Lloyd George's letter to Bonar Law.

C.Seymour, Foreign Office, to J.T. Davies.  LG/F/6/5/44  15 Nov 1918

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Cecil's explanation of the message "The Tonnage Committee is coming to Paris this week".

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/45  16 Nov 1918

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Proposes to send the enclosed letter, with Lloyd George's reply, to the press.
Enclosure: Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Typescript 16 Nov 1918
Offers his resignation because of his disagreement with Lloyd George about the disendowment of the Welsh Church.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/46  20 Nov 1918

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Asks for reply to his letter of the 16th.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/47  20 Nov 1918

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His conversations with Sir George Riddell and Sir William Tyrrell about the proposed anti-Bolshevist press campaign.

Lloyd George to Cecil. Private.  LG/F/6/5/48  20 Nov 1918

Draft and Typescript copy

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Cannot add anything to his letter to Bonar Law-that the financial position of the Welsh Church will be considered in due course.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/5/49  Undated

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Enclosed formal letter of resignation because of their differences on the Welsh Church question 21 Nov 1918

Lloyd George to Cecil.  LG/F/6/5/50  22 Nov 1918

Typescript copy

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Accepts Cecil's resignation and thanks him for his services.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/5/51  22 Nov 1918

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Proposes to publish his letter of resignation next day.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/5/52  2 Dec 1918

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Col. Lawrence wishes to see Lloyd George about Clemenceau's Middle East policy.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/5/53  19 Dec 1918

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J.H.Thomas intends to run a campaign in favour of the League of Nations; Cecil hopes it will not turn into a glorification of President Wilson.

R.C., 10 Downing St., to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/5/54  Undated

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"It is really vital that we should not allow ourselves to be stampeded by the Colonial Imperialists. They do not realise how very serious the position is."

Lord Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood  LG/F/6/6  [n.d.]

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/1  2 Jan 1919

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Is glad that Lloyd George agrees to the draft telegram to the Allies about Russian policy.

Robert Cecil, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/2  22 Jan 1919

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Asks if Lloyd George will agree to Sir G.Riddell's suggestion that English press correspondents should be given confidentially the British draft Convention for the League of Nations.

To Lord Robert Cecil.  LG/F/6/6/3  24 Jan 1919

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Lloyd George asks Cecil to see that in negotiations wt. the Allies, no promises are made affecting British shipping, without reference to the shipping Controller.

Robert Cecil, British Delegation, Paris, to J.T Davies.  LG/F/6/6/4  25 Jan 1919

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Reply to note of 24th. Does not see how the shipping question can arise in connection with the League of Nations.

Robert Cecil, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/5  4 Feb 1919

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His views on the settlement in the Middle East: thinks the French should not have Syria, but might be given the Lebanon, and charge of Constantinople; America should take the Armenian mandate.

Robert Cecil, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/6  6 Feb 1919

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Portugal's desire to be represented on the Reparations Commission.
Enclosure: Minute on the subject by the Portuguese Delegation to the Peace Conference.

Minute in Cecil's hand, about representation of minor powers at the Peace Conference.  LG/F/6/6/7  Undated

Robert Cecil, Quai d'Orsay, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/8  7 Feb 1919

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Progress made in the League of Nations Commission.

Ld.R.Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/9  8 Feb 1919

Original telegram and Manuscript copy

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Agrees to take up the duties of the Supreme Economic Council, provided he can have the assistance of Leverton Harris and Salter, and that a Minister is appointed to defend the Council in Parliament.

Lloyd George to Lord Robert Cecil  LG/F/6/6/10  Undated

Manuscript copies of telegrams

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Accepts Cecil's conditions.

Robert Cecil, Foreign Office, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/11  20 Feb 1919

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In reference to Borden's letter, explains his proposal to create two sub-committees of the Supreme Economic Council to co-ordinate enconomic policy.

Lloyd George to Cecil.  LG/F/6/6/12  20 Feb 1919

Typescript copy

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Approves Cecil's proposal.

From Lord Robert Cecil, Paris.  LG/F/6/6/13  4 March 1919

Manuscript

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Enclosure: Cecil to Mr.Balfour. Typescript copy of minute 4 March 1919
Dr. Bliss of Beirut informs Cecil that he considers the Allies are bound by their pledges to consult the Syrian people before deciding on the mandatory power for Syria.

Robert Cecil, British Delegation, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/14  8 March 1919

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Describes conversation with Clemenceau about the economic situation in Germany.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/15  8 March 1919

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Reports conversation with Maclay: suggests it would be advisable to draw up priorities for the employment of shipping; and that the withdrawal of troops from the Caucasus would relieve the pressure on shipping space.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/16  10 March 1919

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Reports conversation with Baron Makino about Japanese mandates for the Pacific Islands.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/17  10 March 1919

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Does not think it advisable to make the League of Nations responsible for enforcing the terms of peace on Germany, since this will tend to convert the League into an anti-German alliance.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/18  19 March 1919

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Suggests Bishop Taylor-Smith for the Deanery of Norwich.

Robert Cecil, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/19  26 March 1919

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Thinks rumour that the League of Nations is delaying the conclusion of peace, should be authoritatively contradicted.
Attached: Robert Cecil, Paris, to Grey. Typescript copy 24 March 1919
Congratulates him on the work of the League of Nations Union.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/20  29 March 1919

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Hoover's memorandum on Bolshevism, advocating a neutral commission to send food into Russia on condition the fighting ceased.
Enclosure: Extract from Cecil's memo. of 19 March 1919 advocating a similar scheme.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/21  29 March 1919

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Reports conversation with Hoover about the Italian coal and general food situation - the shortage of shipping.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister. Confidential  LG/F/6/6/22  30 March 1919

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Reports convsn.wt. Baruch about economic and financial question. Cecil thinks Brand, Peel and Keynes led by Montagu, would make a strong financial team.

From Lord Robert Cecil, Paris.  LG/F/6/6/23  30 March 1919

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Enclosure: Robert Cecil to Sir Thomas Royden. Typescript copy of minute 30 March 1919
Asks Royden to go to London to discuss with the Miny. of Shipping, the supply of coal to Italy, and of food to the rest of Europe; suggests food imports to Britain might be suspended until the crisis is past.

Minute by Cecil, returning:- Orlando, Paris, to Mr. Lloyd George.  LG/F/6/6/24  1 April 1919; 25 March 1919

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Urges the need for ships to be diverted immediately to carry coal and food to Italy.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/25  4 April 1919

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Feels he is not being kept properly informed - his anxiety about League of Nations and Reparations questions.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/6/26  7 April 1919

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Wishes to see Lloyd George about the economic situation before going to England.

From Lord Robert Cecil, Paris.  LG/F/6/6/27  Undated

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Enclosure: (a)Admiralty, London to Admiralty, Paris. Telegram No.503. Very Urgent. 8 April 1919
Censorship authorities cannot act on Cecil's proposals about censorship without the authority of the War Cabinet.
(b)Cecil to Lord Curzon. Typescript copy of telegram 10 April 1919
Protests against (a) having been sent through the Admiralty instead of direct from Curzon. Cecil cannot usefully perform his duties unless he is trusted to deal with censorship relaxation.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/28  8 April 1919

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Thinks Nansen's proposals ought not to be accepted without detailed provision being made for finance and transport, and definite arrangements settled for cessation of hostilities in Russia.
Enclosure: J.T.Davis, 23 Rue Nitot, Paris, to Lord Robert. Holograph 8 April 1919
Lloyd George wishes for Cecil's opinion on the enclosed papers.
Enclosure: (i) Fridjof Nansen, Paris, to Lloyd George Typescript 3 April 1919
Suggests a neutral relief commission to Russia.
(ii) Reply to (i) drafted by Col.House, promising allied support for Nansen's scheme.

Robert Cecil, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/29  15 April 1919

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Describes in detail the discussions in the League of Nations Commission on the Japanese resolution on race equality.

Robert Cecil, Offices of the War Cabinet, to the Prime Minister. Personal  LG/F/6/6/30  16 April 1919

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Congratulates Lloyd George on speech. "I expect N. will burst".

Robert Cecil, London to the Prime Minister(Hotel Astoria).  LG/F/6/6/31  17 April 1919

Telegram

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Asks to see Lloyd George before he raises the general economic question with the Americans.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/32  21 April [1919]

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Asks if Lloyd George approves (1) of Drummond being offered the Secretary-Generalship of the League; (2) of Cecil's Blockade policy.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister  LG/F/6/6/33  10 April 1919

Holograph and Typescript copy

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Enclosed copies of correspondence and memo. of conversation with Col.House about the limitation of the American naval building programme.

From Lord Robert Cecil, Paris.  LG/F/6/6/34  26 April 1919

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Enclosure: R.Cecil, Paris to Hankey. Typescript copy 25 April 1919
Agrees with the suggestion in Sir A.Hirtzel's memo. that the terms of mandates should be settled before mandatories are appointed.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/35  26 April 1919

Typescript

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Recommends a knighthood for Salter in recognition of his work on the Supreme Economic Council.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/36  28 April 1918

Typescript minute

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Portugal's protest against the inclusion of Spain in the first Council of the League.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/37  30 April 1919

Typescript minute

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Offers to represent the British Empire on the Organisation Committee of the League of Nations.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/38  30 April 1919

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Moulton suggests that the Germans should be forced to give up the secret of extracting nitrogen from the air. Cecil thinks Germany must surrender Talaat and Enver, since this would help the pacification of the Middle East. Cecil offers his services in connection with ' the Italian row'.

D.Lloyd George, to Cecil.  LG/F/6/6/39  2 May 1919

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The Council of Heads of States think that the Supreme Economic Council's proposal that the blockade should be entirely lifted ought not to be carried out immediately, on political grounds.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/40  3 May 1919

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Thinks the decision of the Big Three to exclude Italy from membership of the Council of the League, is unwise

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/41  5 May 1919

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Detailed criticism of the proposed Reparations scheme, which will prolong financial uncertainty and impede European economic recovery.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/42  7 May 1919

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The Supreme Economic Council resolution to the Council of Four on the need to supply raw materials to Europe - suggests a small committee should be appointed to work out a scheme.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/43  8 May 1919

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Refers to Lloyd George's allegation that Cecil was not sufficiently constructive: makes suggestions for control of the Danube; improvement of railways in S.E.Russia; and replacement of Cecil on the Supreme Economic Council by someone of Ministerial rank.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/44  10 May 1919

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Suggests Poland and Czecho-Slovakia should be told they must stop fighting if they are to receive economic and medical assistance.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/45  14 May 1919

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Refers to that morning's discussion in the President's house: does not think the British public will tolerate the reimposition of the blockade, when its effect on the health of German children is generally known.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/6/46  15 May 1919

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The War Cabinet has postponed the abolition of the censorship; criticises Curzon and Churchill.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/47  27 May 1919

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Dissatisfaction felt in England with the harshness of the proposed peace terms.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/6/48  30 May 1919

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The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have expressed uneasiness about the peace Treaty.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/49  4 June 1919

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Enclosed copies of correspondence wt.Mr. Norman Davis about financing of European relief by the U.S.

E.F.Wise, to Lord Robert Cecil.  LG/F/6/6/50  3 June 1919

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Enclosed memo. for the Supreme Economic Council about the proposed establishment of a Republic in the Palatinate and Rhineland.
Minuted for the Prime Minister by Cecil.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/51  7 June 1919

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The Committee to draw up a reply to the Germans about the League of Nations has agreed on the enclosed (not in file) which Cecil considers very satisfactory.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/52  7 June 1919

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An American named Abraham Tulin reports that the Russian officers of Denikin's army intend to organise a massacre of the Jews, when they reach Russia.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/53  7 June 1919

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Describes conversation with two eminent Poles about the Polish attitude to the Peace Treaty.

Robert Cecil, Paris, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/54  10 June 1919

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Since he is unable to attend the meeting of the Council of Four, gives his views on the Rhineland Report.

Robert Cecil, Sunderland House,W.l. to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/55  12 July 1919

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Wishes to resign from the International Economic Council, since Chamberlain and Auckland Geddes are now to represent Britain there.

Lloyd George, Criccieth, to Cecil.  LG/F/6/6/56  14 July 1919

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Accepts Cecil's resignation and thanks him for his services.

Robert Cecil, Sunderland Ho., to the Prime Minister. Private.  LG/F/6/6/57  16 July 1919

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Does not think he can be of use on the Economic Council, as he does not know what the departments are doing.

Robert Cecil, 117 Piccadilly, W.l., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/58  6 Nov 1919

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Asks to see Lloyd George before the Cabinet decides on a governmental organisation to deal with the League of Nations.

Robert Cecil, 100 Grosvenor Rd., to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/59  26 Jan 1920

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Suggests the Russo-Polish question should be referred to the Council of the League.

Robert Cecil, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister. Private  LG/F/6/6/60  7 June 1920

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The enclosed circular had been drafted before Cecil saw Lloyd George and he thinks it best to let it go out.
Enclosure: Circular letter to branches of the League of Nations Union asking them to support the view that if the Council of the League is summoned to consider the Persian qu., the British government should also ask it to consider the qu. of Poland and Czecho-Slovakia.

Robert Cecil, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/61  22 July 1920

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The enclosed is not intended for publication.
Enclosure: H.H.Asquith, Cecil, and 4 others to the Prime Minister. Typescript 22 July 1920
They believe that Britain should not offer to help Poland unless it is clear that every possibility of peace between Russia and Poland has been exhausted.

Robert Cecil, 15, Grosvenor Cres. S.W.1., to the Prime Minister. Confidential.  LG/F/6/6/62  6 Nov 1920

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Suggests it would be best to abandon negotiations with the Russian government and simply open trade with Russia to private enterprise. It is rumoured that the Foreign Office is pro-Polish, and promotes anti-Bolshevik propaganda inside Russia.

Robert Cecil, Hatfield House, Herts., to George (Curzon) Confidential  LG/F/6/6/63  25 Dec [1920]

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The letter in 'The Times', charging Barnes with having defended Bolshevism in speech at Geneva, "looks like preparing the ground for some fresh move in Central Europe" - suggests Curzon should investigate this.

Robert Cecil, House of Commons, to the Prime Minister.  LG/F/6/6/64  4 April 1921

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"Art.22 dealing with mandates was drafted by Philip Kerr and presented by you to the Council of Ten and adopted by them. In consequence the League of Nations Commission was always warned off any modification of the article."

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