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The Curragh Crisis, 1914-03 - 1914-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/29

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].


  • Creation: 1914-03 - 1914-04

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


2 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Box 108

Finding aid date

2003-04-25 16:30:43+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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