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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC15/3/1-44
TitleOfficial papers relating to Cabinet crisis
Extent44 items
Date1916-1932
DescriptionManuscript and typescript correspondence, notes, memoranda and miscellanea; may contain copy correspondence; relating to Cabinet crisis: formation of Lloyd George's government, and subsequent publications relating to crisis, 1916-1932
Correspondents: David Lloyd George [1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor; Minister of Munitions, 1915-1916; Secretary of State for War, 1916; Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury, 1916-1922], Herbert Henry Asquith [1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury 1908-1916], 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], Neville Chamberlain [Rt. Hon. Arthur Neville; half-brother of Austen Chamberlain; established only municipal savings bank, 1916; appointed director-general of National Service by Lloyd George (1916), resigned, 1917; Conservative MP for a Birmingham division, 1918-40; while in opposition (1920-31) reorganized Conservative Central Office; postmaster-general, 1922; Minister of Health in 1923 and 1924-29; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1931-1937], R. Cecil, [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], Beaverbrook, J. A. Spender, Austen Chamberlain [acting in various offices] and others
Includes: /1-/10 Manuscript and typescript notes, memoranda and correspondence, some extracts, relating to terms proposed by LLoyd George to Asquith, Asquith's response, resolution agreed to by Unionist members of Cabinet, meetings of Unionists, Asquith's resignation and formation of Lloyd George's government, etc, 1916; /8 Typescript letter from Austen Chamberlain to [Frederic John Napier Thesiger] Chelmsford [1st Viscount of Chelmsford; Viceroy of India, 1916-1921] detailing events leading up to resignation of Asquith's government and subsequent formation of government under Lloyd George, 1916; /11-/12 Typescript correspondence between Cecil and Austen Chamberlain relating to chapter for publication written by Austen Chamberlain on 'Fall of Asquith's Government', 1932; Manuscript correspondence of Lord Buckmaster, Curzon, Arthur Steel Maitland and Austen Chamberlain, relating to crisis, 1916; /20-/22 Typescript and manuscript correspondence between Walter [Long] and Austen Chamberlain relating to 1916 meeting with Lloyd George, 1923; /23-/27 Typescript and manuscript correspondence between Spender and Austen Chamberlain relating to 1916 letter to Chelmsford, etc, 1931-[1932]; /28-/38 Typescript and manuscript correspondence of Lord Beaverbrook, Austen Chamberlain and others relating to Beaverbrook's account of the 1916 crisis, including [proofs] of Beaverbrook's account, 1916 and 1931; /40-/42 Typescript correspondence between Beaverbrook and Austen Chamberlain relating to publication of second volume of Beaverbrook's 'Politicians and the War', including references to 1916 crisis, 1932; /43-/44 Typescript letter and printed copy of article from 'The Spectator' relating to Beaverbrook's publication, 1932
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