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The League of Nations, 1917-05 - 1951-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/29

Scope and Contents

Memoranda and cabinet papers on the League, including: minutes of a meeting of the Imperial Conference (1923), with an annotated statement by LSA on naval defence; letters from LSA to [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health and Chancellor of the Exchequer] and the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] on protectionism, safeguarding industry and Imperial Preference; report of the Cabinet committee on Iraq (1923); report of the French committee on the constitution of a League of Nations; note by LSA on the practical difficulties of a League; memorandum by LSA on treaties of mutual guarantee and armaments reduction; memoranda by LSA on the situation in Iraq, including draft military and financial agreements (1922-23); copies of telegrams between the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Stanley Baldwin] and Prime Minister [Andrew Bonar Law] on Britain's war debt to the United States (1923); extracts from a speech by Senator Henry Lodge on the foundation of a league to enforce peace (1917); pamphlet by 1st Lord Grey on the foundation of a League of Nations (1918); reports of the sub-committee on national and imperial defence (1923), including a memorandum by 4th Lord Salisbury, chairman [earlier Lord Cranborne] on co-ordinating defence forces; notes on Government policy on protectionism, raising import duty on luxury goods and easing agricultural taxation; pamphlet by the League of Nations Society, including various articles on the principles and workings of the League (1917); copies of letters from 1st Lord Bryce and Sir [James] Eric Drummond [Private Secretary to Foreign Secretary, later 16th Lord Perth] to the Prime Minister [David Lloyd George] on the foundation of the League (1917); article by Edward Earle on H G Wells and international politics.


  • Creation: 1917-05 - 1951-03

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Date information

DateText: The majority of folios date from 1917-1923.

Finding aid date

2003-06-19 15:13:41.547000+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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