Official: Cabinet, 1908 - 1915
Scope and Contents
The Cabinet Papers comprise papers acquired or produced by WSC in his capacity as a Cabinet Minister (rather than a Departmental Minister). They largely consist of printed papers on issues outside the province of WSC's department, prepared by WSC and other ministers. The Papers also include correspondence on matters brought (or intended to be brought) before the Cabinet and some manuscript notes which appear to have been written during Cabinet meetings [for example CHAR 21/31]. The papers have been divided into correspondence and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.A wide range of subjects is covered by the material in this class, including material relating to the First World War and topics such as recruitment, casualty figures, the National Register, the Dardanelles and the manufacture of munitions.
- 1908 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access
The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers.
This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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