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Asquith, Herbert Henry, 1852 - 1928 (1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, statesman)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1852 - 1928

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence with Prime Minister about transfer to Home Office, 1911-09 - 1911-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/1
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on McKenna's move from the Admiralty to become Home Secretary, particularly setting the date of the move and the hand-over between McKenna and Winston Churchill and McKenna's wish to postpone the move until the end of the year.

Dates: 1911-09 - 1911-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with the Prime Minister, 1908-09 - 1911-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/17
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on subjects including: ammunition trials; the resignation of 2nd Lord Tweedmouth [as First Lord of the Admiralty]; Violet Asquith [later Violet, Lady Bonham-Carter, then Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] knocking herself out; Austrian dreadnoughts; investigating Admiral Lord Charles Beresford's allegations that Britain was not prepared for war; the harmful effects of a leak to the Times on the constitutional conference, 1910;...
Dates: 1908-09 - 1911-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with the Prime Minister, 1909-10 - 1910-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/18
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, particularly on King Edward VII's wish that Beresford should be made Admiral of the Fleet and Beresford's allegations of intimidation and favouritism against the Admiralty.

Dates: 1909-10 - 1910-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with the Prime Minister, 1909-01 - 1909-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/19
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on naval estimates and battleship construction, particularly in the light of the German construction programme, with a letter from the Sea Lords to McKenna.

Dates: 1909-01 - 1909-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Dardanelles Inquiry, 1911-10 - 1916-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 16/6
Scope and Contents Copies of Fisher's papers and correspondence [?] used for the Inquiry, (with some originals), including: pre-war letters from Fisher to Alfred Gardiner [Editor of the Daily News] and Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty]; the exchange of notes between Fisher and Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith], on Fisher's resignation as 1st Sea Lord, with a letter from Churchill to Fisher; preliminary papers on the Dardanelles (mainly Jan-Feb 1915), including...
Dates: 1911-10 - 1916-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from Herbert Asquith to Pamela McKenna, 1907-10 - 1926-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 9/3
Scope and Contents Letters from Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to Pamela McKenna [earlier Pamela Jekyll] on subjects including: his love for her and arranging meetings with her; encounters with suffragettes; George Bernard Shaw's play 'Caesar and Cleopatra'; various books; his view of May Spender and Lady Frances Balfour; Violet Asquith [later Violet, Lady Bonham-Carter, Lady Violet Bonham Carter and Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] and her diffuse nature; Margot Asquith [later Margot, Lady Oxford and...
Dates: 1907-10 - 1926-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters on McKenna's engagement to Pamela Jekyll, 1905-07 - 1908-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 9/2
Scope and Contents Letters of congratulation, mainly to Agnes, Lady Jekyll, from correspondents including: Margot Asquith [later Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith] (2); Augustine Birrell; Georgiana, Lady Burne-Jones; Mary Cavan Irving; Lady Violet Cecil [later Violet, Lady Milner]; King Edward VII; Dorothy Gladstone (2); Richard Haldane; Rufus Isaacs [later 1st Lord Reading]; [?] Sir Alfred Lyall; Charles Macpherson [Sub-organist, St Paul’s Cathedral] on playing at the wedding; 1st Lord Morley; Mary Moulton;...
Dates: 1905-07 - 1908-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes of a conversation at Archerfield, 1911-10-20

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/2
Scope and Contents Rough notes and typescript of a conversation at the house of Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on subjects including: McKenna's objections to using British troops in France and his view that the French were being encouraged to provoke Germany, believing that Britain would support them; Asquith's hope to avoid war and opposition to the scheme for an expeditionary force, and McKenna's fear that he might be pushed into sending the force by colleagues including...
Dates: 1911-10-20
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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