Public and political: correspondence of 1917 concerning the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry.

Reference code: CHAR 2/97

Part of: CHAR 2
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Date: 1915 - 1917

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Includes copies of letters from 1915, and proposals for an attack on the island of Sylt in the North Sea.

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CHAR 2/97/1 Letter from Edward Grimwood Mears [secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry] (2 Hare Court, Temple, London) to WSC enclosing copies of letters [see CHAR 2/97/3-7] and advising that his statement to the Commission should not be too long. 23 Feb 1917
CHAR 2/97/2 Sheet with "secret" written on it [referring to CHAR 2/97/3-7. [Feb 1917]
CHAR 2/97/3-4 Letter from Lord Cromer (36 Wimpole Street, [London]) to Edward Grimwood Mears promising him a knighthood and some salary if he serves as secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/97/1. 03 Aug 1915
CHAR 2/97/5-6 Letter from Lord Cromer to Maurice Bonham-Carter [private secretary to Herbert Asquith] requesting that the promise made on behalf of Asquith to grant a knighthood to Edward Grimwood Mears for his work as secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry and for other services should be honoured by the new government. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/97/1. 08 Dec 1916
CHAR 2/97/7 Letter from Maurice Bonham-Carter [private secretary to Herbert Asquith] (10 Downing Street) to Lord Cromer promising that Edward Grimwood Mears will receive a knighthood. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/97/1. 12 Dec 1916
CHAR 2/97/8 Letter from John Davies [private secretary to David Lloyd George] (10 Downing Street) to WSC enclosing a copy [of the report of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry [not present] and stating that he does not know whether any parts of the report will be cut out. Signed typescript. 24 Feb 1917
CHAR 2/97/9-12 Letter from [WSC] to David Lloyd George complaining about the excisions made by the Government in the report of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry. Typescript copy. 10 Mar 1917
CHAR 2/97/13 Letter from Edward Grimwood Mears, secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry (2 Hare Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC (41 Cromwell Road) enclosing copies of a telegram from Sir George Buchanan and a letter from Lord Kitchener [not present]. 13 Mar 1917
CHAR 2/97/14 Circular letter from the secretary of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry [Edward Grimwood Mears] enclosing a draft of the white paper containing notes replacing the sense of some of the excisions made in the Commission's full report [see CHAR 2/97/15-17]. 15 Mar 1917
CHAR 2/97/15-17 Draft of a white paper containing notes to replace the sense of some of the excisions in the full report of the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry. Sent with CHAR 2/97/14. 15 Mar 1917
CHAR 2/97/18 Letter from Sir Maurice Bonham Carter (Dorset House, Dorset Street, [London]) to WSC conveying the reaction of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to some of WSC's papers relating to the Dardanelles expedition. 20 Apr 1917
CHAR 2/97/19 Letter from (Admiralty Transport Department) to WSC (41 Cromwell Road) enclosing a summary of events of May and June 1915 covering the move of the 52nd (Lowland) Division [not present]. 13 Feb 1917
CHAR 2/97/20 Letter from "M" (Admiralty) enclosing typed copies of [?documents relating to a proposed attack on the island of Sylt. See CHAR 2/97/21-27]. 14 Feb 1917
CHAR 2/97/21-27 Proposals for an attack on the island of Sylt in the North Sea. [Feb] [1917]
CHAR 2/97/28 Cataloguer's note possibly referring to CHAR 2/97/29-30. Jul 1962
CHAR 2/97/29-30 Letter from Major-General Charles Callwell (Canada House, Kingsway, [London]) to WSC reporting that he cannot find a letter to him written by WSC [in 1915] and stating that he would not now change anything in his reply except his assertion that an attack on Serbia would be the most deadly blow Britain could suffer. 23 Feb 1917
CHAR 2/97/31-42 Letter from [WSC] to Sir William Pickford [later Lord Sterndale] arguing that the evidence taken by the Dardanelles Commission of Inquiry from Rear-Admiral Roger Keyes [later Lord Keyes] showed that there was universal agreement about the continuation of the naval attack on the straits until Rear-Admiral John de Robeck called it off in March 1915, after which the navy's offensive effectiveness was severely reduced. Typescript copy. Annotated: "not sent in". [1917]