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Political patronage

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Prime Minister: correspondence mainly relating to change of administration., 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Gordon Wilson and Paul Beards (Private Secretaries, War Office) on South African war graves; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (6); R A Butler [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton, Minister of Housing and Local Government]; Duncan Sandys [Minister of Supply] (2); Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister]; John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] on subjects...
Dates: 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Rear-Admiral Richard Webb [Assistant High Commissioner to Turkey]; David Lloyd George; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference, including his assessment of figures such as [Georges] Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France] (11); Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard offering to resign as Chief of Air Staff on health grounds...
Dates: 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence., 30 Dec 1920 - 15 Nov 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/72
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Raiberti [French Minister of War]; "Charly" [7th Lord Londonderry, earlier Lord Castlereagh, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (5); Sir Graham Greene (3); Major-General Sir Alfred Knox (2); Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Harington [Commander of the Army of the Black Sea]; Herbert Samuel [High Commissioner, Palestine]; Boris...
Dates: 30 Dec 1920 - 15 Nov 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 08 Feb 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/43
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brigadier-General Algernon Ferguson (6); Lieutenant-Colonel Algernon Stanley (5); Colonel Sir Arthur Davidson; Sir George Arthur; 10th Lord Drogheda [earlier Henry Moore]; Captain Miles Graham; Colonel Weston Jarvis; Anne, Duchess of Roxburghe [earlier Lady Anne Churchill] (2); Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; Colonel Hugh Sinclair.Also includes copy letters from Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to Major-General Sir William...
Dates: 08 Feb 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 18 Jan 1920 - 30 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/70
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (2); Lieutenant-Colonel Algernon Stanley (2); Sir James Masterton-Smith [Joint Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour]; 5th Lord Malmsbury on labour matters (3); Margaret, Lady Birkenhead [earlier Margaret Smith]; Frances, Lady Greenall (3); Captain Adrian Bethell.Also includes copy letters from Sinclair to some of those mentioned above and to [Lord] Edward Hay and Major Leonard Hardy.Subjects include: requests for Sinclair's...
Dates: 18 Jan 1920 - 30 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 05 Jan 1921 - 16 Jul 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/77
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Arthur Pennell; Charles Stirling (3); Frances, Lady Greenall (2); Brigadier-General Edward Spears on the sale of flour to Czechoslovakia (2); 6th Lord Plunket; Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Godley [Military Secretary]; WSC; Colonel Courtney Trower (2); Major Gerald Geiger on his position; ?Captain Robert Paul, Secretary of the Officers' Association; Alfred Davies MP; Trevor Bigham [Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police].Also includes copy letters from...
Dates: 05 Jan 1921 - 16 Jul 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 20 Oct 1919 - 31 Aug 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/48A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Nevil Macready [Commanded the Forces in Ireland]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (8); Cecil Battine; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); Sir Arthur Pearson (2); William O'Reilly [Acting High Commissioner, Vladivostok, Russia]; Arthur Murray [later 3rd Lord Elibank] (2); Sir Bernard Pares (2); 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett]; Walter Long [First Lord of the Admiralty] (2); Major Noel Napier-Clavering (4); 1st...
Dates: 20 Oct 1919 - 31 Aug 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Tomkinson; 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions] (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Private Secretary to King George V] (3); Major-General Sir Charles Harington [Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Harold Williams; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); P Sabline [Russian Embassy]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; General...
Dates: 02 Sep 1920 - 31 Oct 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folio 64 which is only available in 'sanitised' form under S23 of the Freedom of Information Act. Review date 1 January 2021.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence for WSC and Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War]., 04 Nov 1920 - 30 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/50
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General J Bagratouni [Chief of the Armenian Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference]; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary] (4); Major-General George Jeffreys; Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Aneurin Williams MP; Major Patrick Malone; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet]; Philip Kerr [later 11th Lord Lothian, Secretary to the Prime Minister]; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial...
Dates: 04 Nov 1920 - 30 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on demobilisation and the reorganisation of the Air Ministry., 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: King Manuel II on the "future of Portugal"; General Sir William Robertson [General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Forces in Great Britain] (3); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on appointing neither Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard or General Sir John Cowans as Governor of Nigeria (2); Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] passing on a copy of a letter from Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Lawson on a decline in his pay and position; Philip Kerr [later...
Dates: 01 Feb 1919 - 28 Feb 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign., 02 Jun 1919 - 30 Jun 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (12); George Roberts [Food Controller] and Sir Eric Geddes on Sir Guy Granet being honoured; Winifred, Duchess of Portland; Sir Samuel Hoare [later 1st Lord Templewood] (5) on subjects including the situation in Hungary and Czechoslovakia; Admiral Charles Beresford; Sir Reginald Brade [Secretary, War Office]; Josiah Wedgwood (2) asking for WSC's assistance in connection with a trip to Vienna [Austria];...
Dates: 02 Jun 1919 - 30 Jun 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign., 18 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/12
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (3); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (9) on subjects including reorganising territorial divisions, Brigadier-General Edward Spears' position, and the strength of forces on the Rhine; Sir Hamar Greenwood [Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office] on commerce with south Russia; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone,...
Dates: 18 Sep 1919 - 31 Oct 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, mainly on the Russian campaign., 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Michael Dewar; 1st Lord Curzon [Foreign Secretary]; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (2); Ivanoff and Zeidler of the Red Cross; Andrew Bonar Law [Lord Privy Seal] on an increase in appropriations in aid; Randall [Davidson], Archbishop of Canterbury; Robert Donald of the Globe (2); Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his son's record of...
Dates: 01 Nov 1919 - 29 Nov 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on demobilisation problems., 01 Jan 1919 - 31 Jan 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke [Quartermaster-General to the British Armies in France]; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; High Commissioner [?in Siberia, Robert Hodgson]; Lieutenant-General 10th Lord Cavan, Commander-in-Chief, Italy; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; Sir Eric Geddes [Minister without Portfolio]...
Dates: 01 Jan 1919 - 31 Jan 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Ian Hamilton refuting press allegations; Walter Roch on the Dardanelles [Turkey] Inquiry; Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig [Commander-in-Chief of the Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders] (2); General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference (7); 1st Lord Milner [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Colonel James Blair [Chief, British Military Mission in Siberia]; 1st Lord Haldane...
Dates: 01 Apr 1919 - 30 Apr 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 May 1919 - 31 May 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Walter Long [First Lord of the Admiralty] on cemeteries in France; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (7); 1st Lord Inverforth [earlier Andrew Weir, Minister of Munitions] (2); Major-General Neill Malcolm, British Military Mission, Berlin [Germany], sending on a letter purporting to be by Enver Pasha appealing for British intervention to preserve Turkey; Elizabeth Haldane on the territorial force nursing service; Lieutenant-General Sir Philip...
Dates: 01 May 1919 - 31 May 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of the Air Staff] on the availability of aeroplanes for Air Ministry officials; Frederick Guest [Patronage Secretary, Treasury]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air] on air force matters, including flying casualties (2); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2) on subjects including War Office stocks and army estimates; Clive Wigram [Assistant Private Secretary and...
Dates: 01 Jul 1919 - 31 Jul 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (4); General Sir William Robertson [Commander-in-Chief, British Army on the Rhine] on his baronetcy; Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] on his account of the events of 1914; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air] on air force matters and Sir Frederick Banbury's role in the O'Sullivan enquiry (3); Jack Scott...
Dates: 01 Aug 1919 - 31 Aug 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 24 Aug 1919 - 30 Sep 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Lieutenant-General Serge Belosselsky-Belozersky (3); Lord French [earlier Sir John French, later 1st Lord Ypres, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland] and General Sir William Robertson [Commander-in-Chief, British Army on the Rhine] on Robertson being appointed to Ireland; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] (9) on subjects including matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference and Wilson's health; Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard [Chief of...
Dates: 24 Aug 1919 - 30 Sep 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, much on the Russian campaign., 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/14
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Reginald Brade [Secretary, War Office] on promotions and his health; Sir Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Personal Military Secretary to the Secretary State for War] (2); Robert Donald of the Globe; H A Gwynne, [Editor] of the Morning Post; Niall, 10th Duke of Argyll; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff]; 1st Lord Curzon [Lord President of Council] (2); Sir Charles Darling on his son (2); Major-General Boris Heroys; Sir Maurice...
Dates: 01 Dec 1919 - 31 Dec 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/15A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes (some annotated in reply) from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Reginald Brade]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; Air Secretary [Jack Scott]; Major-General John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone, Under-Secretary of State for Air]; Chief of the Air Staff [Major-General Frederick Sykes, until February 1919; Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard, from February 1919]; Director of Military Intelligence...
Dates: 15 Jan 1919 - 27 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/52A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Jack Scott [Air Secretary and Private Secretary to WSC]; Sir James Stevenson [Surveyor-General of Supply]; Secretary [War Office, ?Sir Reginald Brade]; Military Secretary [Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode]; Adjutant-General [Lieutenant-General Sir George Macdonogh]; Major Lionel de Rothschild; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson, later...
Dates: 01 May 1920 - 31 Aug 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: WSC's minutes., 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/53A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals including: Secretary [War Office, Sir Herbert Creedy]; Chief of Imperial General Staff [General Sir Henry Wilson]; 10th Lord Scarbrough [Director General Territorial and Volunteer Forces]; Chief of the Air Staff [Air-Marshal Sir Hugh Trenchard]; Director of Military Operations [Major-General Sir Percy Radcliffe]; Quartermaster-General [Lieutenant-General Travers Clarke]; Finance Member [Sir Archibald Williamson,...
Dates: 01 Sep 1920 - 24 Dec 1920
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence., Jan 1942 - Dec 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/455A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Mitchell, Lord Provost of Aberdeen [Scotland], on WSC visiting Aberdeen and accepting its Freedom (4); Thomas Loveday, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, on various University matters; Hugh, [7th] Lord Sefton [earlier Lord Molyneux] offering WSC membership of the Buck's Club; Sir Patrick Hannon sending confidence in WSC's leadership from the Constitutional Club and the Early Closing Association (2); Sir George Mitcheson offering WSC the presidency of...
Dates: Jan 1942 - Dec 1942
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Patronage: correspondence., Jan 1941 - Dec 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/432A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Stuart [Chief Whip] (2) and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Archibald Weigall, Chairman of the Conservative and Unionist Films Association, on WSC becoming Patron of the National Society of Conservative and Unionist Agents and President of the Films Association; [Vernon] Bovenizer of the War Office (2); Sir Reginald Barnes (3), Secretary of State for War David Margesson, and Military Secretary [to the Secretary of State for War] Lieutenant-General [Arthur] Floyd-Acland,...
Dates: Jan 1941 - Dec 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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