Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC48/1-89
TitleOfficial papers relating to business of Mesopotamian Commission
Extentapprox. 94 items
Date1915-1917
DescriptionPrinted, typescript and manuscript notes, reports, memoranda, correspondence, minutes and miscellanea; including copies of telegraphic correspondence and other copy correspondence, extracts [and drafts]; relating to business of Mesopotamian Commission, including Mesopotamian Report, use of "private" telegraphic correspondence, etc, 1915-1917
Correspondents: George Curzon [1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston; Lord President of the Council, 1916-1919; Leader of the House of Lords, 1916-1924; Member of Imperial War Cabinet, 1916; Lord Privy Seal, 1915-1916; various other political offices], [Mander] Cox, [Maurice Pascal Alers] Hankey [1st Baron of The Chart; Secretary; Committee Imperial Defence, 1912-1938; War Cabinet, 1916, Imperial War Cabinet, 1917-1918], [General] Sir Beauchamp Duff [Commander-in-Chief, India, 1913-1916], H. Pike Pease, Charles Hardinge [1st Baron Hardinge of Penshurst; Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1906-1910 and 1916-1920; Viceroy of India, 1910-1916], Walter Hume Long [1st Viscount Long of Wraxal; President Local Government Board, 1915-1916; Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1916-1918], [Robert Offley Ashburton] Crewe[-Milnes] [1st Marquess of Crewe; Lord Privy Seal, 1908 and 1912-1915; Secretary of State for India, 1910-1915], Sir J. H. Biles, Austen Chamberlain [acting as Secretary of State for India, 1915-1917] and others
Includes: /9, /36 Typescript reports of the Mesopotamian Commission, [1917]; /28-/28a Newspaper cuttings; /41 Printed 'Dates of Principal Events', [1917]; /38 Newspaper cutting; /42 Typescript extract from 1898 speech by [Lord] George [Francis] Hamilton [Secretary of State for India, 1895-1903] relating to telegraphic correspondence and communications, [1917]; /42a Typescript memorandum relating to 1900-1901 China Expedition and extracts from private telegraphic correspondence, [1917]; /43 Typescript memorandum relating to Improvement in Hospital Arrangements, [1917]; Printed extracts of correspondence and telegraphic correspondence relating to advance on Baghdad, [1917]; /45 Typescript memorandum relating to Net Military expenditure, [1917]; /46 Typescript extracts from Army Act, etc, [1917]; /47 Printed statement relating to demands in connection with Mesopotamian operations, [1917]; /48 Printed memorandum relating to Business Procedure of the Governor-General's Executive Council, [1917]; /51-/69, /73, /75-/78 Printed memoranda and reports relating to correspondence regarding the Deficiency of Troops in India, papers and telegraphic correspondence relating to operations in Mesopotamia, including medical arrangements, correspondence with the War Office and Admiralty, statements presented to the Mesopotamian Commission, use of "private" telegraphic correspondence, Report of the Mesopotamia Commission, etc, 1915-1917; /81-/86 Typescript and printed Report of Mesopotamia Commission, memoranda relating to proposed disciplinary action, etc, minutes relating to obligations of the Army Council, statements, etc, 1917; /87 Printed 'Precis of Correspondence Regarding the Mesopotamian Expedition: Its Genesis and Development.', [1917]; /88-89 Printed 'Report[s] of the Commission Appointed by Act of Parliament to Enquire into the Operations of War in Mesopotamia', etc, 1917
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/28a is in addition to /28; /41a is in addition to /41; 42a is in addition to /42; /71a is in addition to /71; /73a is in addition to /73; /87, /88, and /89 stored separately; /28, /28a and /38 are newspaper cuttings