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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: War and Air: correspondence, 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Rear-Admiral Richard Webb [Assistant High Commissioner to Turkey]; David Lloyd George; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference, including his assessment of figures such as [Georges] Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France] (11); Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard offering to resign as Chief of Air Staff on health grounds...
Dates: 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 04 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/46
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edward Marsh [WSC's Private Secretary] (3); Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (4); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (4); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (4); [Adjutant-General, Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Walter Long [First Lord of the Admiralty] (4); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; David Lloyd George; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; General Sir Herbert Plumer, Commander-in-Chief,...
Dates: 04 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 04 Nov 1920 - 30 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/50
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General J Bagratouni [Chief of the Armenian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference]; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] (4); Major-General George Jeffreys; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Aneurin Williams MP; Major Patrick Malone; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Philip Kerr [later 11th Lord Lothian, Secretary to the Prime Minister]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial...
Dates: 04 Nov 1920 - 30 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 02 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/40
Scope and Contents Also includes notes from Sinclair to WSC.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the Russian Civil War, including figures such as Gregori Alexinsky, Vladimir Bourtsev, Piotr Rutenberg, Simon Petliura, General Anton Denikin, Sergei Sazonov, General Nikolai Youdenitch, Prince Lvov, and Carol Yaroshinsky, the situation in the Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Bessarabia, north Russia, Petrograd [later Leningrad and St Petersburg], Siberia, and Poland, atrocities against Jews in south...
Dates: 02 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC and War Office officials., 17 Jan 1919 - 28 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/35
Scope and Contents Also includes a note from Major-General Percy Radcliffe [Director of Military Operations, War Office].Subjects covered by the file include: congratulations on WSC's appointment; Greek claims in Turkey; French policy towards Syria, the rest of Europe, and the Bolsheviks; internal French politics and [Georges] Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France]; matters concerning Germany, including German colonies in Africa; matters concerning the borders and politics of Poland, Romania, Czechoslovakia,...
Dates: 17 Jan 1919 - 28 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC and War Office officials., 04 Apr 1919 - 31 May 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/36
Scope and Contents Also includes copies of letters from General Tasker Bliss [United States Commissioner, Paris Peace Conference] on China and Japan, and General Pechitch [Chief of the Serbian military delegation to Paris].Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the borders and politics of Poland, Danzig [later Gdansk, Poland], Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Lithuania and the Baltic states, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, and Fiume [later Rijeka, Yugoslavia]; Spears' interest in becoming...
Dates: 04 Apr 1919 - 31 May 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC and War Office officials., 03 Jun 1919 - 31 Jul 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/37
Scope and Contents Also includes alleged copies of telegrams concerning the start of World War I passed to Spears by the Serbian delegation in Paris.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the borders and politics of Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Lithuania and the Baltic states, Fiume [later Rijeka, Yugoslavia], Persia [later Iran], Hungary and Austria; matters concerning Russia, including Sergei Sazonov's role, recognising Admiral Alexander Kolchak's government, support for Generals...
Dates: 03 Jun 1919 - 31 Jul 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/42A-B
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from General Charles Mangin and Boris Savinkov.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the Russian Civil War, including figures such as General Anton Denikin, Admiral Alexander Kolchak, Savinkov, Gregori Alexinsky, Generals Carl Mannerheim and Joseph Pilsudsky [Chief of the Polish state], and Carol Yaroshinsky, tensions between Kolchak and Denikin, Russo-Polish relations, banking, the Ukraine, French views, German influence, agriculture within...
Dates: 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC and War Office officials., 05 Aug 1919 - 21 Nov 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/38
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from Generals Pechitch [Chief of the Serbian military delegation to Paris] and Tscherbatchev, and Mary Spears; note from WSC to 1st Lord Curzon [Lord President of Council].Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the Russian Civil War, including supplies for the Bolsheviks, figures such as Sergei Sazonov, General Nikolai Youdenitch, General Anton Denikin, Admiral Alexander Kolchak, and Simon Petliura, Bolshevik activity in Afghanistan, the...
Dates: 05 Aug 1919 - 21 Nov 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] and War Office officials., 02 Jan 1920 - 31 Jan 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/63
Scope and Contents Also includes copies of correspondence from Nikolai Tchaikovsky and General Henrys, Head of the French Military Mission in Poland; notes of interviews with Ukrainian political figures; resolution signed by Marshal Ferdinand Foch; cutting from French newspaper and a letter from Vera Tchaikovsky about her meeting with Spears.Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning Russia and Poland, including the situation in Siberia, the Ukraine and the Caucasus, and general assessments of...
Dates: 02 Jan 1920 - 31 Jan 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War], WSC, the Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe] and War Office officials., 05 May 1920 - 28 Jun 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/67
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from General Peter Polovtsov (2); Major-General Francis Bingham [Chief of British section and President of Sub-Commission for Armaments and Material, Military Inter-Allied Commission of Control, Germany]; Rear-Admiral George Hope; Sir Basil Thomson, Director of Intelligence, on the French political police; and copies of papers from other Russian and French figures, such as Prince Troubetzkoi and Boris Savinkov; cuttings from French newspapers; French leaflet on...
Dates: 05 May 1920 - 28 Jun 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence mainly from Brigadier-General Edward Spears, Major Gerald Geiger and the British Military Mission in Paris [France] to WSC, Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe [Director of Military Operations] and War Office officials., 01 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/66
Scope and Contents Also includes correspondence from Boris Savinkov (3); General Yevgenii Miller; Nikolai Tchaikovsky; Neill Malcolm of the British Military Mission in Berlin [Germany], and copies of messages from other Russian figures, such as P Sabline and Anton Denikin, and French Generals Maurice Pelle and Nollet; a biography of Lenin; a French pamphlet on the Red Army, notes of a meeting of the Russo-German society in paris.Subjects include: French foreign policy concerning Russia and Turkey, particularly...
Dates: 01 Mar 1920 - 30 Apr 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign., 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Michael Dewar; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (2); Ivanoff and Zeidler of the Red Cross; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] on an increase in appropriations in aid; Randall [Davidson], Archbishop of Canterbury; Robert Donald of the Globe (2); Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his son's record of...
Dates: 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, minutes, notes, and other papers., 02 Feb 1920 - 30 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/44
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (8); ?Colonel Alexander Russell on Chilean army supplies (2); Major-General George Jeffreys on guards' officers' quarters in London (2); Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply] on functions transferred from the Ministry of Munitions.Also includes copy minutes from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal], Chancellor...
Dates: 02 Feb 1920 - 30 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on demobilisation problems., 01 Jan 1919 - 31 Jan 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke [Quartermaster-General to the British Armies in France]; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; High Commissioner [?in Siberia, Robert Hodgson]; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan, Commander-in-Chief, Italy; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Sir Eric Geddes [Minister without Portfolio]...
Dates: 01 Jan 1919 - 31 Jan 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Ian Hamilton refuting press allegations; Walter Roch on the Dardanelles [Turkey] Inquiry; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference (7); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Colonel James Blair [Chief, British Military Mission in Siberia]; 1st Lord Haldane...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/15A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Frederick Sykes, until February 1919; Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard, from February 1919]; Director of Military Intelligence...
Dates: 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/16A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of Military Intelligence [Major-General William Thwaites]; Deputy Director of Military Operations and Military Intelligence [Colonel George Cockerill]; Master-General of the Ordnance [Lieutenant-General Sir William Furse]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Secretary [War Office, Sir...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 28 Jun 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/17A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Under-Secretary of State for War [1st Lord Peel]; Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Director of...
Dates: 19 Jun 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/18A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and telegrams (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major-General Sir John Asser [General Officer Commanding British Troops, France and Flanders]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Francis Davies]; Sir Archibald...
Dates: 01 Sep 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-C., Jun 1947 - Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/67A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4); Reginald Maudling; 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (3); Ralph Assheton [later 1st Lord Clitheroe] (3); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (7); Garry Allighan; Leo Amery (6); John Andrews; Michael Astor; Henry Hopkinson [later 1st Lord Colyton, Head of Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat and Joint Director, Conservative Research...
Dates: Jun 1947 - Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 166-7 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about living individuals until 1 January 2024.
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers, mainly from Field Marshal [1st Lord] Montgomery of Alamein [Chief of Imperial General Staff]., Feb 1948 - May 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/31
Scope and Contents Includes copies of: various notes and memoranda by Montgomery for the War Office or Chiefs of Staff Committee on the British Army, Western European defence, and his 1948 visits to France and Austria; addresses by him to the "Ecole Superieur de Guerre" and senior officers of the Brussels Treaty Powers, Fontainebleau [France].Other correspondents include: Leslie Hore-Belisha sending on notes of his conversation with the Spanish High Commissioner [to Morocco] General Valera and a translation of...
Dates: Feb 1948 - May 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Nov 1947 - Dec 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/72A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Iain MacLeod, Conservative Parliamentary Secretariat, on the position of graduate teachers (2); Emanuel Shinwell, Secretary of State for War, (2) and Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley], Secretary of State for Air, (2) on recruitment for service auxiliaries and reserves; James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice- Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (2); Colin Thornton-Kemsley (2); Reginald Maudling; 6th Lord De L'Isle and Dudley [earlier William Sidney,...
Dates: Nov 1947 - Dec 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Jan 1950 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/102A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (6); various representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including George Christ (14); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (11); Sir [James] Clifford Tozer on Plymouth [Devon] Fair; Moss Turner-Samuels; Julius Holmes [Minister,...
Dates: Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Defence: miscellaneous correspondence and papers., Feb 1947 - Sep 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/36
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: A V Alexander [later Lord Alexander of Hillsborough], Minister of Defence [until February 1950] (3); George Ward; Antony Head (3); Arthur Henderson [later Lord Rowley, Secretary of State for Air]; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann] (2); Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; David Hunt [Private Secretary to Prime Minister Clement Attlee] (2); Captain Alan Hillgarth [earlier Alan Evans] on Soviet forces in Europe and Soviet affairs (7); James Thomas [later 1st Lord...
Dates: Feb 1947 - Sep 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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