Cabinet memoranda and other undated memoranda, 1916-10 - 1923-07
Scope and Contents
Cabinet papers, including: note by LSA on the Government's agreement to the campaign plan for 1918; memorandum by Lord Robert Cecil [Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, later 1st Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on preventing future wars by international agreements, with comments by Sir Eyre Crowe [Assistant Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; interim report of the committee on the League of Nations; notes by [?] LSA on the prevention of war and a League of Nations; memoranda by 9th Duke of Devonshire, Secretary of State for the Colonies [earlier Lord Hartington] on British policy in Palestine and the Balfour Declaration, with the report of the committee on Palestine (1923); memorandum by Lieutenant-General Jan Smuts [South African Representative at the Imperial War Cabinet] on the proposed League of Nations; notes by LSA on the purpose of the Imperial Conference; note by Julian Corbett, Director of Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence, on procedure for armistices; notes by LSA on the position of Salonika [Thessaloniki, Greece]; notes by LSA on operations in 1917 on the Western and Eastern fronts, in the Balkans and in the Middle East; report by LSA for the committee on territorial changes, on German colonies in Africa; report by LSA on the naturalization of aliens within the Empire; note on the functions of the Supreme War Council; note by Godfrey Paine, 5th Sea Lord of the Admiralty [and Director of Naval Air Service] on the British airbase at the Azores, and its relation to naval strategy; notes by [?] LSA on the future of the Cabinet system; notes by LSA on the aims of British policy on peace terms; note by LSA and Colonel Charles Sackville-West [British Military Representative of Allied Military Committee of Versailles, later 4th Lord Sackville] on the British and French lines on the Western Front; note by LSA on investing the surplus capital of the Trade Unions; note by LSA on regrouping motor transport for divisions; draft of the National Governments (Ireland) Bill; memorandum by LSA on the Irish problem, proposing a single Irish Parliament, divided into panels for Ulster and the rest of Ireland; notes on German East Africa [later Tanganyika, then Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda], particularly its colonisation by Indians; notes on Cameroon; note from LSA to General Smuts, suggesting a new railway in Palestine, and a memorandum on the future of Palestine.
- 1916-10 - 1923-07
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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