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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC46/7/1-48
TitleOfficial papers relating to Mesopotamian campaign and 'Life of Lord Kitchener'
Extentapprox. 49 items
Date1915-1931
DescriptionPrinted, typescript and manuscript notes, minutes, memoranda and correspondence; including copies of telegraphic correspondence and other copy correspondence, extracts [and drafts]; relating to Mesopotamian campaign: War Committee and Committee of Imperial Defence business, etc, 1915-1916; and relating to publication 'Life of Lord Kitchener', 1931
Correspondents: [Horatio Herbert] Kitchener [1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum of Broome; Secretary of State for War, 1914-1916], [Robert Offley Ashburton] Crewe[-Milnes] [1st Marquess of Crewe; Lord Privy Seal, 1908 and 1912-1915; Secretary of State for India, 1910-1915; HM Ambassador in Paris, 1922-1928], E. G. Barrow, 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], Col. Sir Arthur Wilson, Austen Chamberlain [acting as Secretary of State for India, 1915-1917] and others
Includes: /1-/5, /21-/22, /24, /31-/32 Printed minutes, memoranda, and reports relating to Mesopotamian Question in its Military Aspect, Strategical Situation in Mesopotamia, question of Advance to Baghdad, Present and Prospective Situation in Syria and Mesopotamia, appreciation of the situation in Mesopotamia, Question of Occupying Baghdad, Military Situation in Mesopotamia, etc, 1915-1916; /6 Typescript summary of the development of affairs in Mesopotamia, 1915; /34-/35 Typescript instructions and memoranda relating to Mission of the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 1916; /43-/45, /47-/48 Typescript correspondence between Wilson and Chamberlain relating to 'Life of Lord Kitchener' and publication relating to Kitchener's attitude in regard to the advance on Baghdad, 1931
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/6a is in addition to /6