Lord Milner papers: correspondence, 1909-03 - 1961-09
Scope and Contents
Letters and minutes between LSA and Milner on subjects including: policy on Ireland; the lack of organisation for recruitment and training on the outbreak of war; the campaign for conscription or National Service; the stalemate on the Western Front; the Dardanelles Campaign and the situation in the Balkans; the need for a change in Government and more concentration on the Empire, rather than Britain's place in Europe; David Lloyd-George's new coalition Government, and reasons for Milner not being given a place in it; Field Marshal 1st Lord Kitchener as Secretary of State for War; misleading allegations about Milner's German background; unity of control among the Allies; the Colonial Office conference and Imperial Preference (1917); Home Rule for Ireland; difficulties faced by [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Director-General of the National Service department]; the inconsistent approach of the War Cabinet; the need for the air power to have its own department and organisation as an Air Force; supporting muntions production in Canada; food production; supporting Field Marshal Sir Edmund Allenby [Commander-in-Chief Egyptian Expeditionary Force]; suggestions for reorganising the Army's higher command.
Also includes: copies of letters by Julian Amery, with a letter from Lionel Curtis [Town Clerk of Johannesburg] to LSA (1909) on the new constitution of South Africa and communications between Britain and the Empire; letters from Milner to Florence Amery.
- 1909-03 - 1961-09
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The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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DateText: The correspondence between LSA and Milner dates from January 1914 to December 1918.
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