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Political patronage

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Committee of Imperial Defence: correspondence., 09 Jan 1912 - 18 Oct 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 24/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister] on a naval memorandum by 2nd Lord Esher [earlier Reginald Brett, member of the Committee of Imperial Defence] and a projected meeting of the Committee of Imperial Defence at Malta on naval strategy (3); Sir Charles Ottley, Secretary to the Committee, on recognition for the services of the Committee's officers, particularly Adrian Grant-Duff [Assistant Secretary (Military)], and on the suitability of...
Dates: 09 Jan 1912 - 18 Oct 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence., 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/101
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Dominions] (2); Sir Thomas Davies MP on road relief; Sir Ernest Gowers [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue] on his health; Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health] (3) on subjects including him giving an interview to John Bull magazine; Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Herbert Spender-Clay MP; 1st Lord Hailsham [earlier Sir Douglas Hogg, Lord Chancellor]; Sir Austen Chamberlain...
Dates: 23 Jan 1929 - 03 Jun 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence from WSC (carbon copies)., 02 Jan 1929 - 04 Jun 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/102
Scope and Contents Recipients include: Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (4), on subjects including recommendations for honours and WSC completing ["the Aftermath", published as volume 4 of "The World Crisis"]; First Lord of the Admiralty, William Bridgeman, on reducing the navy estimates (3); Sir Henri Deterding; Sir Charles Addis [British Representative on General Council of Reichsbank]; Sir Basil Blackett; Neville Chamberlain [Minister of Health]; Leo Amery [Secretary of State for the Dominions] on a...
Dates: 02 Jan 1929 - 04 Jun 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: correspondence mainly from WSC and James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] to government ministers, senior civil servants, MPs and Lords (carbon copies)., 04 Jan 1928 - 27 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/73
Scope and Contents Recipients include: Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin (8); Harold MacMillan MP (2); 2nd Lord Revelstoke (3); Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple, Minister of Transport]; Admiral Sir Roger Keyes; Sir Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] (3); Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries] (3); Sir Richard Hopkins [Controller of Finance and Supply Services, Treasury]; Lord Eustace Percy [President of the Board of Education] (2); Ernest Pretyman; 2nd Lord...
Dates: 04 Jan 1928 - 27 Dec 1928
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, 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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(Untitled), 06 Aug 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/8/48
Scope and Contents

Letter from C.J. Balaam to WSC, asking for help in obtaining post as Assistant Paymaster in the Royal Navy.

Dates: 06 Aug 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jan 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/28/8
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Admiralty, Whitehall) to "Mama" [Lady Randolph Churchill] concerning the influence of the Sea Lords over the promotion of Lieutenants with which he cannot interfere.

Dates: 15 Jan 1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 17 May 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/19/109-113
Scope and Contents

Letter from Prince Louis of Battenberg [1st Sea Lord, later 1st Lord Milford Haven] to WSC, First Lord of the Admiralty, on saving of oil in First Fleet flotillas. He also proposes to transfer the Admiralty steam barge from Portsmouth [Hampshire] to the Thames, where it could be used by members of the Board of Admiralty for visits to naval establishments on the river; also on proposals to open the Order of the Bath to officers of self-governing Dominions and Colonies.

Dates: 17 May 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Sep 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/22B/212-215
Scope and Contents Minute from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to the 1st Sea Lord [Prince Louis of Battenberg, later 1st Lord Milford Haven], recommending the appointment of Rear-Admiral John de Robeck for a regular command afloat, suggesting his appointment as 2nd in Command of a Battle Squadron. WSC states that de Robeck was better suited for the regular duties of a sea officer than for the special work of Admiral of Patrols, in which "considerable tactical ability ... and a marked appreciation of...
Dates: 18 Sep 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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