The Curragh Crisis, 1914-03 - 1914-04
Scope and Contents
Papers and correspondence on events in Ulster over the imposition of Home Rule in Ireland, March 1914, with correspondents including: Major Philip Howell, 4th Hussars, on events in the crisis, and the involvement of various individuals including Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty] and General Sir Arthur Paget [Commander-in-Chief, Ireland] (3); [?] Sir Max Aitken [later 1st Lord Beaverbrook]; H A Gwynne [editor of the Morning Post]; "H W" [Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Wilson, Director of Military Operations at Army Headquarters].
Also includes: various versions of events, including a diary by Frederick Oliver, annotated by LSA; notes and memoranda by LSA commenting on events; diaries of naval and military movements during the crisis, by LSA; memorandum giving an account of a meeting between Paget, Field Marshal Sir John French [Chief of Imperial General Staff, later 1st Lord Ypres], Lieutenant-General Sir [John] Spencer Ewart [Adjutant-General to Forces] and [?] John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone].
- 1914-03 - 1914-04
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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