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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC23/1/1-26
TitleOfficial papers relating to Mesopotamian campaign
Extent26 items
Date[1915]-1921
DescriptionPrinted, typescript and manuscript correspondence, notes and miscellanea; may contain copy correspondence [and some drafts]; relating to Mesopotamian campaign: Mesopotamian Commission Report, Cross Desert Air Route, etc, [1915]-1921
Correspondents: [Horatio Herbert] Kitchener [1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum of Broome; Secretary of State for War, 1914-1916], 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; Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, 1919-1924; various other political offices], Walter Hume Long [1st Viscount Long of Wraxal; President Local Government Board, 1915-1916; Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1916-1918; First Lord of the Admiralty, 1919-1921], [William Waldegrave Palmer] Selborne [2nd Earl of Selborne; President of the Board of Agriculture, 1915-1916], [James Scorgie] Meston [1st Baron Meston of Agra and Dunottar; Lieut-Governor, United Provinces, Agra and Oudh, 1912-1918; a representative of India, Imperial War Cabinet and Conference, 1917; Finance Member of Governor-General's Council, 1919; retired, 1919], Edmund Barrow, Montagu, John Nixon, Arthur Hirtzel, [Maurice Pascal Alers] Hankey [1st Baron of The Chart; Secretary; Committee Imperial Defence, 1912-1938; War Cabinet, 1916, Imperial War Cabinet, 1917-1918; Cabinet, 1919-1938], [Rt. Hon. Sir Winston (Leonard Spencer)] Churchill [First Lord of the Admty, 1911-1915; Chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster, 1915; Minister of Munitions, 1917; secretary of State for; War and Air, 1919-1921; Air and the Colonies, 1921], Austen Chamberlain [acting as Secretary of State for India, 1915-1917] and others
Includes: /5-/6 Typescript letter including copy letter from Selborne to Chamberlain relating to situation in Mesopotamia, including military operations, medical work, etc, 1916; /7 Typescript note on the future system of government in Baghdad, 1917; /19-/25 Manuscript and typescript correspondence of Churchill, Hankey, Chamberlain and others relating to Cross Desert Air Route, Holt's railway reconnaissance, etc, 1921; /26 Printed leaflet 'The Truth about "The Mesopotamian Muddle."', nd
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