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Correspondence with the Prime Minister, 1908-09 - 1911-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/17

Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on subjects including: ammunition trials; the resignation of 2nd Lord Tweedmouth [as First Lord of the Admiralty]; Violet Asquith [later Violet, Lady Bonham-Carter, then Lady Asquith of Yarnbury] knocking herself out; Austrian dreadnoughts; investigating Admiral Lord Charles Beresford's allegations that Britain was not prepared for war; the harmful effects of a leak to the Times on the constitutional conference, 1910; combined naval exercises for the Home, Atlantic and Mediterranean Fleets, leaving home waters relatively unguarded.

Other correspondents include: Margot Asquith [later Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith] on finding a place for a boy in the Navy and a discussion which could be harmful to Arthur Balfour, arising from fears that the Government would lose its majority; Vincent Baddeley [Private Secretary to McKenna] on McKenna's missing out on election to Trinity House.


  • Creation: 1908-09 - 1911-09


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See also MCKN 3/3.

Finding aid date

2005-09-28 11:56:14.547000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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