Catalogue of the papers of Christopher Addison,
1st Viscount Addison (1869-1951)

Compiled by: Hannah Lowery 1999

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Introduction

Christopher Addison was born on 19 June 1869, the youngest son of Robert Addison and Susan Fanthorpe, a farming family from Hogsthorpe in Lincolnshire. At thirteen he was sent to Trinity College, Harrogate, and from there to medical school at Sheffield, and later to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. His period of medical training was one of great financial stringency, and as the papers show Addison insisted on paying back his father the cost of his studies.

On qualifying in 1892 Christopher Addison specialized in anatomy. Soon afterwards he returned to Sheffield to teach. In 1897 he was appointed Professor of Anatomy in the University College of Sheffield, and was also a member of the Volunteer Yeomanry. In 1901 he left Sheffield to become a lecturer in Anatomy at Charing Cross Hospital, London. During these years Addison carried out a large amount of research, published several works on anatomy, delivered the Hunterian Lectures, and gave his name to the Addison plane in the human body.

In 1902 Addison married Isobel Mackinnon Gray, the daughter of Archibald Gray, a Scotsman who had made a considerable fortune in trade with India. Isobel’s financial support was to prove very useful in Addison’s political career. The couple had five children, Kate (born 21 Dec. 1902), Christopher (born 8 Dec. 1904), Isobel (born 30 Jan. 1907), Paul (died 1912), and Michael (born 12 Apr. 1914). Addison’s wife was very supportive of his work, and when she died in August 1934, many wrote to express sadness at her death.

Addison decided that he wished to enter politics, in order to improve the conditions of the poor, and in 1907 was adopted as the Liberal Candidate for Hoxton, in East London. He entered the Commons in January 1910, and soon made his mark, being asked by Lloyd George to help see through the passage of the 1911 National Insurance Bill. This was to prove controversial with the doctors and the British Medical Association, and Addison’s medical background proved useful in negotiations. Addison was to serve Lloyd George loyally until 1921, and was concerned about his constituents as well as national affairs.

With the outbreak of the 1914-18 War Addison became Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education. When Lloyd George set up the Ministry of Munitions in May 1915, Addison was appointed Parliamentary Secretary, chiefly in charge of supply. However his job was to encompass much more than this as a new Department had to be set up from scratch, and it was vital to work as quickly as possible to eradicate the previous inadequacies, and produce munitions quickly. Addison made use of new methods of organisation known as ’War Socialism’ to carry out increased munitions production. Private enterprise was brought under control of the Government, which erected its own factories, and great care was taken to improve the welfare of the munition workers, both men and women. Perhaps Addison’s greatest achievement was to set up a costing system which by the end of the war had saved an estimated [pound ]440 million. Addison certainly proved himself capable of being an administrator, and of working on large ambitious schemes.

In June 1916 Addison was sworn into the Privy Council, and in July, following Lloyd George’s move to the Ministry of War, became Minister of Munitions. He continued to be of great help to Lloyd George, when the Coalition Government was established in December 1916. In July 1917 Addison left the Ministry of Munitions to become Minister of Reconstruction, where he set about drawing up a new plan for post-war Britain, including many social reforms. However by 1918 Addison was no longer as close to Lloyd George as he had been, and so found it quite difficult to get legislation passed.

In January 1919 Addison became President of the Local Government Board, and set about laying the foundations for the establishment of the Ministry of Health. It was Addison who had to devise ways of implementing Lloyd George’s ’homes fit for heroes’, a task which proved immense. In June 1919, he became the first Minister of Health, and under the 1919 Housing and Town Planning Act drew up the blueprint for housing schemes. This was to prove controversial as local authorities were expected to build low rent houses, using a Government subsidy which would cover any loss beyond that which could be recuperated from a penny local rate. During the next three years the State financed over 200,000 houses. Addison also managed to improve health services and National Insurance legislation. Conservative members of the Coalition began to protest at the increased expenditure, and Addison was labelled a ’squandermanic’ by the Press. He moved to the post of Minister without Portfolio, which he occupied from April to July 1921. For various reasons Addison no longer identified with the Liberal Party, and when he lost his seat in the July 1922 Election, there was little he could do but rethink his career.

Addison had already decided that the Labour Party was perhaps his more natural home, where he might be able to enact more social legislation. The papers show that Addison was soon speaking on behalf of Labour candidates, although he failed as a candidate for Hammersmith South in the 1924 election. This enforced exile from Parliament led him to write. Works such as The Betrayal of the Slums (London, 1922), on housing; Politics from within: 1911-18 (London, 1924); and Practical Socialism (London, 1926) allowed him to formulate his ideas, earn a living, and remind people that he could still be a viable force in politics.

In 1929 Addison became Labour MP for Swindon, and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, under Lord Noel-Buxton. In June 1930 he took over as Minister. Addison soon put together a large amount of legislation on marketing agricultural commodities, in which he was helped by Clement Attlee. When the financial crisis came to a head, on 23 August 1931, Addison was the only middle class member of the Cabinet to oppose MacDonald’s and Snowden’s cuts in unemployment benefit. He lost his seat in October 1931, and despite regaining Swindon in a 1934 by-election, he lost it again in 1935, and was unsuccessful in his efforts to find another seat.

Following the death of his first wife Isobel, in August 1934, Christopher married (Beatrice) Dorothy Low (born 1896), the daughter of Frederick Percy Low, in November 1937. They were close companions, with Dorothy providing great support to the elderly Addison. In May 1937 Attlee persuaded Addison to become a Baron. He continued to write, and his autobiographical account, Four and a half years, based on his 1914-18 wartime diaries, was enthusiastically received. He also helped to provide medical aid to Spain during the Spanish Civil War. During the 1939-45 War Addison’s main task was to serve as Chairman of the Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee. He and Dorothy became mainstays of Radnage in Buckinghamshire, where they lived, and important work was carried out on liaising with the Women’s Land Army. In 1940 Addison became Leader of the Labour Peers, and as the papers show, was well liked by his fellow peers. He was active in the House on issues such as the Japanese invasion of Singapore and Malaya, and defence of aerodromes and London.

With the Labour victory in 1945 Addison was elevated to Viscount and Leader of the House of Lords. He was already 76 years old but was a useful force to Attlee because of his diplomatic skills. Despite a large Conservative majority in the Lords he steered through much legislation, working closely with Lord Salisbury. From 1945 to 1947 Addison held the post of Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs. In this role he had to carry out arduous visits to Canada, Australia, India, and New Zealand, establishing good relations with the Prime Minister of Canada, William Mackenzie King. In 1946 Addison became the first Labour Knight of the Garter, and his standard now hangs in Radnage Church, where there is also a stained glass window in his honour. Addison was successively Lord Privy Seal, Paymaster General, and Lord President of the Council. From 1950 he suffered a series of illnesses, and had to stand down from some of his posts; he died on 11 December 1951.

The papers in this collection give a wide insight into the work and private life of Christopher Addison, from celebrated anatomist, to Minister of Munitions during the 1914-18 War, to first Minister of Health. They show the change of political direction from Liberal MP to Labour MP and Peer, including evidence of the close relationships which Addison developed both with David Lloyd George and Clement Attlee.

Of particular interest is the large number of boxes relating to Addison’s work in the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-17 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 22-104). They show how Addison helped to introduce a more organised approach to the production and supply of desperately needed munitions. Factories were rearranged so they could be administered by the State, care was taken to ensure the welfare of munitions workers, and there is much about women workers (particularly in MS. Addison dep. c. 100). Correspondence exists from individuals such as Lloyd George, Churchill, Douglas Haig, Jan Smuts, and Lord Derby, and there are many official files. Also of interest are diaries (MSS. Addison dep. c. 1-7, d. 1-4) and scrap books (MSS. Addison dep. b. 1-5, c. 226, d. 14-15) relating to the period.

Addison’s earlier work on the introduction of national health insurance (MSS. Addison dep. c. 8-16, d. 5) and at the Board of Education on the welfare of children (MSS. Addison dep. c. 18-21), show Addison’s deep-seated desire to improve the health of the population. Of particular interest are papers relating to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (MSS. Addison dep. c. 19-20). This theme is continued with Addison’s work at the Ministry of Reconstruction from 1917 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 105-24, d. 6). These papers show how much work took place to ensure that post-war Britain was well prepared. Much time was concerned with the supply of raw materials, industrial relations, the Post-War Priority Council, and agriculture and housing.

From January 1919 with his appointment as President of the Local Government Board (MSS. Addison dep. c. 125-6), to April 1921 when he left his position as first Minister of Health (MSS. Addison dep. c. 58, d. 7) Addison was closely interested in the provision of housing (MSS. Addison dep. c. 146-58), and other health issues. These papers show the attention he paid to legislation, and his close working relationship with Robert Morant, Sir George Newman, and Waldorf Astor. Addison was also a prime mover in the establishment of the Medical Research Committee (later Council) (MSS. Addison dep. c. 138-40, d. 7), and in forging links with the League of Nations health organisation (MS. Addison dep. c. 145). MSS. Addison dep. c. 159-61 show the ignominious position that Addison found himself in as Minister without Portfolio, Apr.-July 1921, with no support from Lloyd George and little from the rest of the Coalition Government. This period is also covered in diary form (MS. Addison dep. c. 4, fols. 328-64) and scrap-books (MSS. Addison dep. b. 7, c. 229). Papers relating to the work of the Coalition Government can be found in MSS. Addison dep. c. 202, d. 11.

After Addison’s resignation from the Government, and the loss of his Shoreditch seat, he began campaigning for the Labour Party in 1923 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 203-6) and stood as a candidate for Hammersmith South. During the wilderness years Addison wrote several books to illustrate his ideas (MSS. Addison dep. c. 219-25, d. 12-13). He was elected MP for Swindon in 1929, and appointed to the Ministry of Agriculture, first as Parliamentary Secretary, and later as Minister. These papers (MSS. Addison dep. c. 162-82, d. 8/1-10) give an interesting insight into work on marketing legislation, Labour Party policy, and the failure of the Labour administration in 1931.

There are not many papers relating to Addison’s later career as elder Labour Statesman (MSS. Addison dep. c. 183-94, e. 1) but those which exist show his close relationship with Clement Attlee and Lord Salisbury. They show him to be a well-liked man, who took great satisfaction in his work as Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs, 1945-7, and who often corresponded with Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada. There are also interesting papers relating to his work as Chairman of the Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, and in campaigning over the welfare of the Spanish population during the Spanish Civil War (MS. Addison dep. c. 207).

Among the more general papers in the collection there is a group of political and personal correspondence, 1906-51 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 208-16). There are also speeches (MSS. Addison dep. c. 216-18), publications (MSS. Addison dep. c. 219-25, d. 12-13), and press cuttings (MSS. Addison dep. b. 1-11, c. 226-35, d. 14-15) relating to Addison’s political and medical careers. Addison’s work with his constituents in Hoxton/Shoreditch and Swindon, is covered in MSS. Addison dep. c. 195-201, e. 2, which also include election material. There is a fine selection of original cartoons and photographs from throughout Addison’s life (MSS. Addison dep. a. 1, b. 12-14). On a more personal front there are papers relating to both of Addison’s wives, Isobel (MSS. Addison dep. c. 236-7), and Dorothy (MSS. Addison dep. c. 238-9). Scattered throughout the papers there is correspondence from Addison’s children. Also of interest are papers relating to Addison’s business affairs (MSS. Addison dep. c. 242-3), the family properties (MSS. Addison dep. c. 240-1) and Addison’s medical career (MSS. Addison dep. c. 245-6, d. 16). MS. Addison dep. c. 248 contains papers relating to Addison’s death, and the production of a biography by R.J. Minney, in 1958. Additional papers (MSS. Addison dep. c. 249-51) contain correspondence between Christopher Addison and his second wife Dorothy, 1932-51; papers relating to the publication of Minney’s biography; and a copy of Dorothy Addison’s unpublished memoirs ’Looking Glass Land’.

Addison was a prolific writer, and his writings include: (with Major J. Willes Jennings) With the Abyssinians in Somaliland (London, 1905); The betrayal of the slums (London, 1922); Politics from within, 1911-18, including some records of a great national effort (London, 1924); Why food is dear (1925); Practical socialism (London, 1926); Religion and politics: the social service lecture (London, 1931); Four and a half years: a personal diary from June 1914 to January 1919 (London, 1934); Labour’s policy for our countryside (1937); A policy for British Agriculture (London, 1939); and How the Labour Party has saved agriculture (1951). Among the many works which have used these papers are, R.J. Minney, Viscount Addison: Leader of the Lords (London, 1958), and Kenneth and Jane Morgan, Portrait of a progressive: the political career of Christopher, Viscount Addison (Oxford, 1980). Morgan cites the original box numbers (conspectus).

It should be noted that the papers have been completely reorganised (by Ministry) as part of this cataloguing project. Some printed papers, and papers of a more ephemeral nature have been weeded, after consultation with the Addison family. The cataloguing of these papers has been made possible by a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to cover the costs of a cataloguer for two years. Other Addison papers are in the Bodleian: letters of condolence written to Dorothy, Lady Addison on Addison’s death, in Dec. 1951 (MSS. Eng. lett. d. 332-3), and in the British Library, Department of Manuscripts: diaries of Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1938-58, and her unfinished memoirs, ’Looking glass land’ (British Library: Add. MSS. 71660-71686).

Most of the papers (137 boxes) were deposited by Dorothy, Lady Addison, in June 1973. Further papers were deposited by her sister, Mrs. Joel, in July 1981 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 186; c. 191, fol. 28; c. 238-9; c. 248, fols. 1-193, 232-316). This deposit also included some photographs which are held in MSS. Addison dep. b. 12-14, loose unframed cartoons and photographs (MS. Addison dep. a. 1) and press cuttings albums on the 1939-45 War (MSS. Addison dep. c. 232-5). Further papers were deposited in October 1982 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 237, fols. 442-87; c. 248, fols. 194-231). One box of papers was deposited by Miss E.F. Low on 10 October 1983 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 183, fols. 22-3, 28-9, 73-5; c. 247, fols. 135-278; c. 236, fols. 15-18; c. 238, fols. 1-7); together with a gramophone record of a 1950 speech by Addison (MS. Cons. Res. Object 3) - a tape recording is MS. Addison dep. e. 1. One box of papers was transferred from the Modern Records Centre at the University of Warwick in 1988 (MSS. Addison dep. c. 106, fols. 1-107; c. 114, fols. 170-263; c. 144, fols. 204-73; c. 204, fols. 1-158). (MSS. Addison dep. a. 1, b. 1-14, c. 1-251, d. 1-16, e. 1-2)

Note: Shelfmark follows description.


A Diaries, 1914-21

Addison’s diaries were originally dictated to his Secretary, Madge White, and pencilled annotations were added when the diaries were published as Four and a half years (London, 1934). See Section N for other drafts of the diaries, in particular MSS. Addison dep. c. 223, and d. 12. The loose leaf files also contain inserted papers, including some concerning the Board of Education, Ministry of Munitions, Ministry of Reconstruction, Local Government Board, and Ministry of Health. Of particular note are correspondence from Douglas Haig (MS. Addison dep. d. 3, fols. 156, 210b), and Lloyd George (MSS. Addison dep. c. 3, fols. 441-2; c. 4, fols. 245, 248); with correspondence concerning constituency affairs in London, 1918 (MS. Addison dep. c. 3, fols. 310-45) and press cuttings on the National Council of the Pottery Industry, June 1918 (MS. Addison dep. c. 3, fols. 38-80). There are also rough diary notes relating to the period of Addison’s resignation from the Government, Apr.-July 1921 (MS. Addison dep. c. 4, fols. 328-64). MSS. Addison dep. c. 5-6 are diaries of Isobel Addison, and give a good insight into family life.

Seven diaries written by Christopher Addison, June 1914-June 1918

(d. 1) 9 June-20 Dec. 1914,
6 Jan.-21 May 1915
325 leaves
(c. 1) 26 May-31 Dec. 1915 324 leaves
(d. 2) 4 Jan.-27 July 1916 336 leaves
(c. 2) 4 Aug.-30 Dec. 1916 254 leaves
(d. 3) 6 Jan.-30 July,
3 Aug. 1917
411 leaves
(d. 4) 1 Sept.-31 Dec. 1917 256 leaves
(c. 3) 1 Jan.-28 June 1918 459 leaves

MSS. Addison dep. c. 1-3, d. 1-4

 

Diary, 18 July 1918-8 Feb. 1919, typescript with annotations, with a (fols. 275-327) summaries of diaries, 8 June 1915-9 Nov. 1918 (made for Four and a half years), and b (fols. 328-64) fragmentary diary entries relating to Addison’s resignation from the Government, 5 Apr.-14 July 1921. 364 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 4

 

’Home Diary’ of Isobel Addison, 1917, containing Addison’s official appointments (lacks 27 July-22 Aug.). 133 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 5

 

Diary of Isobel Addison, 1918, mainly family, including some references to political events. 119 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 6

 

Desk diary, 1918, ’sample of office engagements as Minister of Health’, containing Addison’s official appointments. 109 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 7


B National insurance and early medical papers, 1832-1933

This section contains papers from the period 1910-1914 when Addison was a new MP.

 

B1 Public health provision and poor law relief, 1832-1929

Files relating to public health provision, 1832-1913, a (fols. 1-72) ’Public Health: The Anatomy Acts’, 1832-1912, mainly concerned with a deputation led by Addison to Reginald McKenna, Secretary of State for Home Affairs, Dec. 1912; b (fols. 73-136) smallpox vaccination, printed items, 1892-1913; c (fols. 137-86) venereal disease, 1906-13, including call for a Royal Commission, and (fols. 139-42) advice on treatment of troops in India; d (fols. 187-292) ’State medical service’, papers and statistics on the provision of hospitals and on vivisection, 1910-12, and e (fols. 293-382) ’Tuberculosis Committee 1912’, 1911-12, concerning sanatoria and sanatorium benefit provided under the 1911 National Insurance Act. 382 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 8

 

File (formerly part of MS. Addison dep. c. 9) on ’Poor law and poor reform and local Government: Pre War Papers’, printed papers, 1894-1911, including a (fols. 59-214) Tariff Reform League, Speakers’ Handbook, 5th ed. (London, 1908); b (fols. 215-397) printed papers published by National Committees to promote the breakup of the Poor Law, and c (fols. 466-77) Charles Booth, Comments on proposals for the reform of the Poor Law (1911). 477 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 5

 

Printed and other papers, 1911-29, on old age pensions, widows’ and orphans’ pensions, and the poor law. 134 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 9

 

B2 National Insurance provision, 1910-33, and (c. 16) miscellaneous papers, 1907-16

Printed and other papers relating to ’National Health Insurance: the controversy over medical benefits’, 1910-14, giving the views of the British Medical Association, insurance committees and others on the 1911 National Insurance Act, with (fols. 425-77) discussion of doctors’ wages. 534 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 10

 

Files, 1911-21, entitled a (fols. 1-125) ’Transferring of Medical benefits from Societies to Insurance Committees’, papers of the British Medical Association concerning amendments to National Insurance Bill, 1911, including the State Sickness Insurance Committee; b (fols. 126-291) ’Sundry leaflets etc. with Bill of First Campaign’, printed and others papers, 1913-14, concerning attempts to change the National Insurance Act, and c (fols. 292-451) ’National Health Insurance: Proceedings of Parliament’, printed and other papers, 1911-21, including (fols. 415-51) items published by the Insurance Committee for the County of London, 1919-20. 451 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 11

 

Files relating to a (fols. 1-96) ’National Health Insurance’, including (fols. 2-29) letters of congratulation on Addison amending transfer of medical boards, Aug. 1911, (fols. 30-93) printed papers on legislation, 1920-2, (fols. 94-6) National Health Insurance 21st Anniversary Luncheon, 17 July 1933, and b (fols. 97-253) arrangements for dinner to honour Addison’s work on medical reform, 6 Feb. 1914, with (fols. 170-253) souvenir volume of the dinner, including speeches (’The health of the people and how it may be improved’, by Addison), and press reports. 254 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 12

 

Papers, 1912-14, relating to a (fols. 1-171) medical provisions under the 1911 National Health Insurance Bill, 1912-14, including work of the National Health Insurance Commissioners and Committees, discussion of payment and financial matters, and British Medical Association opinions, and b (fols. 172-321) National Health Insurance Advisory Committee, 1912, including sanatorium and maternity benefit, discussions with Lloyd George over when to enact the Insurance Act, and (fols. 210-43) letters of support to Addison for resisting British Medical Association pressure, 1912. 321 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 13

 

File relating to ’National Health Insurance 1912’, including papers, 1911-14, concerning the British Medical Association campaign against health insurance and public medical services, a (fols. 57-286) letters, 1911-13, from doctors, for and against Addison, describing situation throughout Britain; b (fols. 287-326) applications from doctors willing to work under the National Insurance Act, 1911-13, and c (fols. 327-422) correspondence and papers of Alfred Cox, BMA Medical Secretary, and others, on how to reach an agreement, Oct. 1913-July 1914. 422 leaves.
MS. Addison. dep. c. 14

 

Miscellaneous papers and correspondence on medical provision and the National Health Insurance Commission, 1913-14, including a (fols. 211-16) memoranda by Margaret Bondfield of the Women’s Cooperative Guild on nursing; b (fols. 217-61) discussion of the situation in Scotland; c (fols. 262-73) papers on the 1914 Budget, with d (fols. 274-451) ’Amending Bill - British Medical Association’, correspondence and papers from doctors, the British Medical Association, women’s groups, and others giving their opinions on the National Insurance Act, Apr.-Aug. 1913. 452 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 15

 

Files relating to ’Various Pre-war controversies’, 1907-16, a (fols. 1-152) ’Free Trade and other topics’, miscellaneous papers, 1907-16, on free trade, tariff reform, army expenditure, German and French protectionism, sweated labour, and home rule; b (fols. 153-288), ’House of Lords/Welsh Disestablishment’, (fols. 153-99) printed papers discussing the controversy over the House of Lords and Constitutional Crisis, 1910-11, (fols. 200-55) ’Welsh Church Disestablishment: the record of the Bishops’, paper by David Caird, Liberation Society, 1912, and (fols. 256-88) printed Form of Service for the coronation of George V and Queen Mary, 22 June 1911, with c (fols. 289-97) ’Pre-war series: Foreign’, Memorial to the Russian Duma by British and Irish MPs on the annexation of Finland, Mar. 1910. 297 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 16


C Board of Education (Aug. 1914-May 1915), 1910-22

C1 Letters of congratulation and papers relating to children and child welfare, 1910-17

Letters of congratulation and press cuttings, Aug. 1914, on Addison’s appointment as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, with (fols. 231-4) correspondence with H.A.L. Fisher, President, Board of Education, concerning reference to education in the King’s Speech, 1917. 234 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 17

 

Files relating to ’Children and Child welfare’, 1910-14, a (fols. 2-142) printed papers, 1911-14, on reform and industrial schools, education of disabled and mentally ill children, and Birmingham special schools; b (fols. 143-385) ’Infant Welfare 1910-14’, printed Board of Education and Local Government Board publications on maternity, child welfare, nutrition, Birmingham schools, 1914 Children’s Bill, with (fols. 144-56) correspondence, 1910-11, concerning Addison’s Bill on hygiene instruction and feeding in elementary schools, and c (fols. 386-413) ’Children and Child Welfare’, Board of Education memoranda, 1911-14, on health authorities for children, child care, and ante-natal care, including (fols. 410-13) letter, 1914, from Mrs. Humphrey Ward on play centres, with (fols. 387-95) memorandum by George Newman on Exchequer grants for medical treatment, 1911. 413 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 18

 

C2 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, 1915-22, and (c. 21) papers relating to further and medical education, 1910-22

Correspondence and other papers, 1915, concerning the establishment of the Committee for Scientific and Industrial Research, including discussion of technical and scientific education, and the role of the Ministry of Munitions. 353 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 19

 

Papers, 1915-22, on the work of the Committee of the Privy Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, including (fols. 63-270) Report of the Committee of the Privy Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, HMSO, for the years 1915-16, 1918-22 (4 vols.). 270 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 20

 

Files relating to ’Education’, 1911-22, a (fols. 1-27) papers, 1911-13, on university and medical education; b (fols. 28-67) ’Education and Medical Education’ in England and Germany, memorandum by George Newman, 1912; c (fols. 68-265) papers of the Board of Education Departmental Committee on the establishment of a Medical School at Cardiff, including (fols. 235-65) minutes of the Committee on Medical Treatment of Military and Naval Dependents (part of the Ministry of Munitions), Nov. 1915-July 1916, and d (fols. 266-94) file concerning Ministry of Reconstruction materials on education, including 1918 and 1921 Education Acts, 1918-22. 294 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 21


D Ministry of Munitions (May 1915-July 1917), 1899-1935

D1 Papers concerning establishment and running of the Ministry

D1/1 Official papers, 1910-22

Files, 1910-23, a (fols. 1-64) ’Ireland and Home Rule’ printed papers on the situation in Ireland, 1910-23; b (fols. 65-249) ’The institution and early work of the Costings Department’, correspondence and papers, 1915-16, relating to finance of munitions work, including establishment of a Director General of Munitions Finance, and discussion of cost accounting with Sir Hardman Lever and Frederick Black, and c (fols. 250-325) ’The setting up of the Costings Department’, including appointment of Sir Hardman Lever as Assistant Financial Secretary and memorandum by Addison on organisation of Supply Departments, 1915-16. 325 leaves.
MS. Addison c. 22

 

Papers relating to the administration and creation of the Ministry of Munitions, 1915, a (fols. 1-39) miscellaneous papers, May-Nov. 1915, relating to the formation of the Ministry; b (fols. 40-140) ’Director General of Munitions Supply: Branch memoranda: Provisional statement of Staff, Armament Buildings, 30 July 1915’, and c (fols. 141-207) draft correspondence and memoranda between Addison and Lloyd George, July-Dec. 1915. 207 leaves.
MS Addison dep. c. 23

 

Miscellaneous papers relating to munitions, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-179) papers on costings, organisation and the Release from the Colours Department, 1915-16, and b (fols. 180-265) file concerning munitions production in Ireland, 1915-17, including the All Ireland Munitions and Government Supplies Committee. 267 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 24

 

Files relating to staffing and organisation of the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-17, including a (fols. 12-13, 59-63) notes and correspondence by Lloyd George, 1916-17; b (fols. 82-110) ’Office History’, notes on Ministry of Munitions history, 1917, and (fols. 82-95) correspondence with the Royal Aircraft Factory, South Farnborough, 1916, concerning munitions design; c (fols. 111-141) ’Department of Munition Supply: Establishment’, memoranda on the establishment of the Ministry and on the work of the Registry and the Secretariat, 1916; d (fols. 142-213) ’Office Organisation Aug.-Sept. 1916’, memoranda on the move to 6 Whitehall Gardens, discussion of Addison’s role, and creation of an Advisory Committee; and e (fols. 214-50) ’Department of Munitions Supply: Reorganisation: 6 Whitehall Gardens, Sept. 1916’, discussion of reorganisation of the Ministry Labour Department. 250 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 25

 

Files relating to Ministry of Munitions organisation, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-32) ’Report of first year’s work of Hours of Labour Committee’, 23 Dec. 1915-Jan. 1917; b (fols. 33-54) discussion of the work of Major-General Ducane, 1916, on inspection and design; c (fols. 55-83) miscellaneous papers concerning military intelligence, 1916-17; d (fols. 84-117) ’Munitions Finance Board’, minutes and correspondence, 1916-17, on the Financial Advisory Committee and payment for American and Canadian shells; e (fols. 118-41) papers, 1916-17, concerning wages staffing, and office organisation; f (fols. 142-72) comments by Sir Gilbert Garnsey on munitions, Ordnance Factories, and Royal Aircraft Factory accounts, 1916-17, and g (fols. 173-286) investigations into the Labour Supply Departments and discussions of reconstruction, 1916-17. 286 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 26

 

Minutes of fortnightly meetings between the Minister of Munitions and Heads of Departments, Oct. 1916-July 1917. 365 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 27

 

Files, 1916-21, a (fols. 1-6) Ministry of Munitions advertisements in the press, Dec. 1916; b (fols. 7-45) ’Memorandum on the work of the Labour Regulation Department’, Apr.-June 1917; c (fols. 46-171) ’Ireland and Home Rule’, papers, 1918-21, and d (fols. 172-83) ’Disposal of hostels and houses held by Ministry of Munitions’, 1919-20. 183 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 28

 

Files concerning post war reconstruction and the Ministry of Munitions, 1917-18, a (fols. 1-37) printed report for week ending 6 Jan. 1917; b (fols. 38-101) establishment of a Ministry of Munitions Reconstruction Committee, 1917, and c (fols. 102-401) papers of the Council Committee on Demobilisation and Reconstruction, 1918. 401 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 29

 

D1/2 Official correspondence, 1915-18

Correspondence relating to the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-18, a (fols. 1-222) copies of correspondence between Munitions Departments and the Secretary of the Treasury, 1915-17; b (fols. 223-72) general correspondence concerning the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-21; c (fols. 273-313) ’Letters from the Front’, discussing munitions requirements and suggested improvements, 1915-17; d (fols. 314-78) ’Various letters from early days’, 1915-16, including discussion of profiteering, and proceedings of the Munitions of War Tribunals, and e (fols. 379-479) ’Index to the letters etc. selected and contained in Files 108.1 and 108.0’, 1916. 479 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 30

 

Ministry of Munitions correspondence, 1916-18, with a (fols. 1-26) the Treasury Committee on Contracts, including discussions of costing systems, 1916-18, and b (fols. 27-100) Lloyd George, 1916, with c (fols. 101-414) letters of congratulation on Addison’s appointment as (fols. 101-50) Under-Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions, May 1916, and (fols. 151-414) Privy Councillor, June 1916. 414 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 31

 

Ministry of Munitions correspondence, 1916, a (fols. 1-240) copies of correspondence, and memoranda from Addison and Sir Henry Howard Piggott to munitions producers, controlled firms and others, May-Dec. 1916; b (fols. 241-88) correspondence, Aug.-Nov. 1916, on release from the Colours and Woolwich Arsenal, and c (fols. 289-561) ’Letters of congratulation on appointment as Minister of Munitions’, Dec. 1916. 561 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 32

 

Carbon copies of official Ministry of Munitions correspondence and memoranda, Jan. 1917, written by Sir Henry Howard Piggott and Michael Heseltine. 364 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 33

 

File of official Ministry of Munitions correspondence, Jan.-Apr. 1917, topics include the trade card scheme and other labour schemes, munitions supply, aeroplanes, Home Affairs Subcommittee of War Cabinet, building factories, and Belgian munition workers. 199 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 34

 

Copies of official Ministry of Munitions correspondence and memoranda sent by Addison, Jan.-May 1917, with (fols. 259-62) notes on Lloyd George’s Reconstruction Committee. 560 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 35

 

Correspondence relating to the Ministry of Munitions, 1917-18, a (fols. 1-9) from the Priority Department concerning supply of sporting ammunition, Mar. 1917; b (fols. 10-23) with individuals wishing to work for the Munitions Reconstruction Committee, Apr.-July 1917; c (fols. 24-617) copies of official outgoing correspondence with some incoming correspondence, Apr.-July 1917, including (fols. 543-617) index; d (fols. 618-25) with the Ministry of Munitions Priority Department, May 1917, and e (fols. 632-9) concerning contracts with Belfast aeroplane fabric manufacturers, Dec. 1918. 640 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 36

 

D1/3 Department of Area Organisation, and local organisation structure, 1915-17, and (c. 39) relations with the War Office, 1915-16

Files relating to the Department of Area Organisation, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-62) printed papers on Boards of Management, and Executive Committee minutes, 1915-16, and b (fols. 63-417) ’Director General of Munitions Supply: Area Organisation’, 1915, concerning the establishment of local organisations and Boards of Management, including correspondence from Lloyd George and James Stevenson. 417 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 37

 

Files relating to the Department of Area Organisation and local organisation, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-118) printed and other papers, 1915-16, including (fols. 25-61) Boards of Management for National Shell Factories and cooperative schemes, 1916, (fols. 62-115) Department of Munitions Supply papers of the Boards of Management Representation Committee, 1916, and discussions with the Admiralty; b (fols. 119-210) ’London Munitions Committee: relations with Trench Warfare Department’, papers of the Metropolitan Munitions Committee, 1915; c (fols. 211-68) ’Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War’, 1915, including discussion of exemption of skilled workers from military service and housing; d (fols. 269-331) printed and other papers on Boards of Management at National Shell Factories, with (fols. 315-31) index to Department of Area Organisation Executive Committee Meetings, Feb. 1917, and e (fols. 332-73) minutes of 13th Executive Committee meeting, 11 Aug. 1916, with notes on Ministry of Munitions Scottish organisation, Oct. 1916. 373 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 38

 

Papers concerning relations between the Ministry of Munitions and the War Office over transfer of duties, 1915, a (fols. 1-84) ’Transfer of the Ordnance Board, Woolwich Arsenal, and the Inventions Branch from the War Office to the Ministry of Munitions’, 1915; b (fols. 85-325) discussions over transfer of Woolwich Arsenal and other factories to the Ministry of Munitions, 1915, including employment of boys, and the Health of Munitions Workers Committee, and c (fols. 326-406) negotiations between the Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics and the War Office, Oct.-Dec. 1915, including output statistics. 406 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 39

 

D1/4 Relations with foreign powers, 1915-23

Files relating to relations between the Ministry of Munitions and foreign powers, 1915-17, concerning a (fols. 1-43) Russian munitions requirements, 1915-17, including enquiries into Russian labour, arrangements for a central munitions office for the Allied States, and correspondence with the War Office, and b (fols. 44-263) relations with the French Government over munitions production and availability, 1915-17, discussion of shipping from the USA and Belgian requirements, discussions with the War Office, and inter-Allied negotiations over munitions, Aug. 1915-Mar. 1917. 263 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 40

 

Papers relating to the production of munitions in Canada, 1915-17, including the Canadian Shell Committee and the Imperial Munitions Board, with (fols. 284-414) ’Department of Munitions Supply: Canadian Orders’, including minutes and correspondence of the Imperial Munitions Board, 1915-21, 1923. 414 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 41

 

Files relating to relations between the Ministry of Munitions and foreign powers, 1916-17, on a (fols. 1-226) fact finding missions to Russia to investigate munitions production, 1916-17, including (fols. 2-28, 118-28) diary of General Louis Jackson, 1916-17, and (fols. 29-117) printed minutes of Allied Conference in Petrograd; b (fols. 227-429) visit to France to examine munitions production, Jan. 1916, with (fols. 405-29) correspondence, Sept. 1916-Feb. 1917, on supply of munitions to Russia, France, Belgium, and Portugal, and c (fols. 430-7) the German Imperial Bank and the German metal-buying Combination ’after the war’, Apr. 1916. 437 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 42

 

D2 Papers concerning supply and manufacture, including Departmental papers

D2/1 Department of Munitions Supply, and (c. 56) tank and (c. 57) shipping papers, 1915-27

Files concerning supplies to the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-248) steel production, 1915-16, with (fols. 225-48) discussion of labour supply and national factories; b (fols. 249-90) papers of the Committee on the Gauging of Stores, 1915-16, and c (fols. 291-432) the Machine Tools Department, 1915-17, with (fols. 368-432) ’Haigh, Gruban and Co. Ltd.’, correspondence concerning a legal case, 1916. 432 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 43

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-129) ’Public Accounts Committee’, papers, 1915-17, discussing finances and cost accounting for munitions and national factories, and b (fols. 130-99) ’Supply of railway material by railway companies’, papers on French railways and the Board of Trade Railway Executive Committee, 1915-17. 199 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 44

 

Branch memoranda and files of the Department of Munitions Supply concerning munition supplies from America and Canada, 1915-17, including correspondence with the Ministry of Blockade, arms manufacturers, and Ministry of Munitions representatives in the USA, and discussion of shipping. 341 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 45

 

Files of the Department of Munitions Supply concerning explosives production and supply of raw materials, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-136) ’TNT and other materials’, papers concerning the production and supply of explosives, 1915-17, with b (fols. 139-371) papers on the supply and production of raw materials, 1915-17, including dye manufacture, spelter, wolfram, tungsten and other metals, the Imperial trade policy, and (fols. 298-371) discussions with R. Tilden Smith on the production and supply of base metals and spelter in Britain, Jan.-Apr. 1917. 371 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 46

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-49) ’Child’s Guide to Fuses’, by General Ducane, n.d.; b (fols. 50-63) ’Development of optical and chemical glass industries’, 1916-17; c (fols. 64-102) ’Machine Guns and Rifles’, 1915-16; d (fols. 103-22) ’Small Arms Ammunition requirements’, Nov. 1916, and e (fols. 123-271) ’Mechanical Transport’ , including notes on tractors for Russia, licensing the motor trade, and Allied transport requirements, 1916-17. 271 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 47

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1915-21, a (fols. 1-78) ’GHQ Reports etc./GHQ demands’, papers concerning Army Headquarters requests including (fols. 1-4) report on gas attack, Dec. 1915, and (fols. 50-74) discussion of ammunition, 1915-17; b (fols. 79-351) papers concerning Ministry of Munitions financial expenditure and estimates, 1915-18, and c (fols. 352-457) ’Propellants’, correspondence and other papers with the Explosives Supply Department (Propellants Branch) including discussion of the ingredients necessary for explosives propellants and explosives factories, 1915-21. 457 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 48

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1915-27, concerning a (fols. 1-131) High Explosive Shell Filling Factories, 1915-17, including female workers, cartridge production, and labour conditions; b (fols. 132-251) the Chilwell Filling Factory, including visit by George V, Dec. 1916, with c (fols. 252-330) correspondence with Lord Chetwynd, 1925-7, concerning Amatol and high explosive shell manufacture. 330 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 49

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-85) ’Flame Projectors’ papers, 1915-16, including negotiations with the Army and War Office and discussion of gas; b (fols. 86-111) ’Notes on shields and body armour’, 1915-17; c (fols. 112-128) ’Wolfram and Tungsten supplies’, in the Lake District, Jan.-Feb. 1916; d (fols. 129-267) ’Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Bill’, 1916; e (fols. 268-300) report of a visit to Birtley National Projectile Factory and discussion of Belgian munitions workers, 1916, and f (fols. 301-438) papers relating to cost control, 1916, including (fols. 329-45) Coventry Ordnance Works, Mar.-May 1916, (fols. 346-405) ’Propellants: Cordite costs and the Admiralty’, 1916, with (fols. 406-38) minutes of a meeting with armament firms on shell prices, 30 Nov. 1916. 439 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 50

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1916, a (fols. 1-88) ’Dependence on American supplies, Dec. 1916’; b (fols. 89-225) correspondence and papers on ammunition and gun production including negotiations with the War Office, Nov.-Dec. 1916; c (fols. 226-46) correspondence and papers, 1916, of the Nitrogen Products Committee, including liaison with the Munitions Inventions Department; d (fols. 247-371) papers concerning salvage of materials from France, 1917, including, (fols. 295-354) ’Economy of Metals’, (fols. 355-62) interim recommendations of the Metals and Materials Economy Committee, 1916-17, and (fols. 363-71) ’Restrictions on supplies of materials to Allied Governments, Jan. 1917’, and e (fols. 372-484) ’Allied Conferences, mainly French matters’, inter-allied talks on munitions requirements, 1916-17, including (fols. 373-8) memorandum by Lloyd George, and discussion of strategy. 484 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 51

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1916-19, a (fols. 1-18) correspondence with the Army Medical Service, 1916-17; b (fols. 19-134) Interdepartmental Committee on Restriction of Imports under Lord Curzon, 1916-17; c (fols. 135-349) ’Alcohol/Distilleries/Acetone’, 1916-17, on the supply and use of alcohol in munitions production, including the Advisory Committee on Alcohol Supplies, acetone production, and the Department of Explosives Supply (Propellants Department), and d (fols. 350-497) ’Spelter’, 1916-19, including correspondence with R. Tilden Smith, papers on supplies from Australia and Burma, and contracts with the National Smelting Co. Ltd. 497 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 52

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-87) Russia, including ’Russian [explosives] Supplies’, Apr.-July 1916, (fols. 17-35) ’Russian requirements for munitions: necessity for economy in metals’, Jan.-Aug.1917, and (fols. 36-87) minutes of a conference on Russian munition requirements at the Ministry, July 1916; b (fols. 88-258) papers concerning petrol, shale and oil supplies, 1916-17; c (fols. 259-96) report, July-Aug. 1916, on work practices in Vickers Ltd. machine gun shop, Crayford, and d (fols. 297-418) ’Conferences with Italians on munitions supply’, 1916-17, including Italian labour working in Britain, shells and steel, and papers of the Inter-Allied Munitions Bureau. 418 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 53

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, ’Shell Production for 1916-1917’, including weekly statistics of shell, fuse and ammunition production, Aug. 1916-June 1917, and (fols. 105-141) papers on Lyddite steel from the USA. 240 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 54

 

Department of Munitions Supply, Branch Memoranda, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-7) Committee on the Materials Branch of Ministry of Munitions, Sept. 1916; b (fols. 8-38) correspondence, Sept.-Oct. 1916, with MPs concerning the Tankerville Chamberlayne case over purchase of land at Southampton; c (fols. 39-49) ’Material Shortages 1916-17’, correspondence with the Sheffield Committee on Munitions of War; d (fols. 50-87) ’Priority Committees’, papers, 1916-17, on dominion and colonial priorities over supplies; e (fols. 88-108) correspondence, 1916-17, with the Board of Trade and the War Trade Intelligence Department concerning sales of nickel by H.R. Merton & Co. to Germany; f (fols. 109-35) papers on gun output, Jan. 1917, and request for supplies of munitions for Russia from America, Feb. 1917; g (fols. 136-60) minutes of the Shell and Components Manufacture Executive Committee, Jan., July 1917; h (fols. 161-98) papers on the North Sea Mine Programme, with (fols. 188-92) home production of mineral oils, and (fols. 193-8) minutes of the first meeting of the Department of Munitions Supply Artillery Committee, 3 Apr. 1917, and i (fols. 199-228) ’Restriction of Imports Committee’, with (fols. 221-8) ’Secretary of State for War: Scheme for control of imports of timber’, 1917. 228 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 55

 

Papers relating to the design and manufacture of tanks, 1915-18, a (fols. 1-41) memoranda and press cuttings on R.F. Macfie’s tank designs, Nov.-Dec. 1916, with (fols. 31-41) correspondence concerning the tank service and the bus service, Mar.-May 1917; b (fols. 42-249) papers, 1915-17, on the development and use of tanks, including (fols. 151-4) discussion of Churchill’s memorandum on mechanical warfare, 7 Nov. 1916, and c (fols. 250-422) Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics and Munitions Supply papers, 1917-18, with (fols. 375-422) The tank: its birth and development, William Foster & Co. Ltd., Lincoln, c.1918. 422 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 56

 

Files relating to shipping and munitions, 1916-18, a (fols. 1-11) ’Shipping and essential supplies’, memoranda by Sir Leo Chiozza Money on importing supplies to Britain, 1916; b (fols. 12-18) ’Department of Munitions Supply: Branch Memorandum: Detective work in New York’, memoranda on ship loading, by Sir Ernest Moir, 1917; c (fols. 19-179) papers, 1917-18, including discussions with the Ministry of Shipping, and the Shipping Controller, (fols. 164-8) minutes of the Shipping Priority Committee, Jan. 1917, and (fols. 169-79) ’Canadian Shipping’, and d (fols. 180-278) correspondence with Joseph Maclay of the Ministry of Shipping, Mar.-June 1917, with (fols. 217-78) papers of the Cabinet and Tonnage Priority Committees, 1917. 279 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 57

 

D2/2 Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics, 1915-17, and (c. 63-6) other papers concerning munitions supply, 1915-35

Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics files, 1915, a (fols. 1-205) ’Confidential reports on orders, supplies, requirements etc., July-Oct. 1915’, with (fols. 69-151) report by Walter Layton, Aug. 1915, on work of Ministry and statistics on munitions output, and (fols. 152-205) ’Report on Work of Ministry for Minister’s statement’, Nov. 1915, including notes on take over of Woolwich Arsenal, and b (fols. 206-87) copies of correspondence, and diaries on visits to Russia, 1915-17, including War Cabinet papers. 287 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 58

 

Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics files, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-25) ’The effect of the strikes upon deliveries of gun equipments’, 1915-17; b (fols. 26-319) reports, 1915-17, including (fols. 27-43) ’Report by the French General Staff on German Artillery tactics at Verdun, June-July 1916’,(fols. 54-135) reports received from the Director of Military Intelligence, June-Dec. 1916, on weapons advances in Germany and on situation in Germany, with reports on gas attacks at Beaumont-Hamel and Y Ravine, 12 Nov. 1916, (fols. 136-49) raids by enemy airships 1916-17, (fols. 244-258, 304-307) printed reports on German munitions production and on the situation in Germany including reviews of the press, (fols. 259-300) Defence of the Realm regulations and statutory orders, Feb. 1916, (fols. 301-303) State control of liquor Bill (draft), 25 Apr. 1917, (fols. 309-318) peace propaganda collected by MI5 and the Postal Censor, 7 Jan. 1917, and c (fols. 320-74) ’Reports on the position as found after the commencement of the Ministry’, Apr.-May 1915. 374 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 59

 

Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics files, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-115) ’Steps taken by Ministry of Munitions to provide chemical shells’, Mar.-June 1916, with (fols. 20-87) draft notes of a Conference held between British and French Officials in Paris, 5-6 Sept. 1916, and (fols. 88-115) ’Gas ammunition for 4 inch Stokes Mortars’, on phosphorous use, Sept.-Oct. 1916, including correspondence with General Headquarters of British Armies in France; b (fols. 116-46) munition supplies to Rumania, 1916, and c (fols. 147-439) correspondence with the French Government over the provision of naval guns, 1916-17, including (fols. 213-20) photographs of new machine shops at Woolwich Arsenal, (fols. 258-364) ’Gun repair/Supply of guns and gun ammunition, Jan.-Feb. 1917’, and (fols. 365-439) papers concerning gun supplies and repairs, 1916-17. 439 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 60

 

Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics files including relations with the War Office, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-31) ’Importation of materials for the Ministry of Munitions during 1916-1917’, memoranda on shipping, restrictions, and raw materials; b (fols. 32-8) ’Additional order for 240 mm trench mortars, July 1916’; c (fols. 39-151) files concerning War Office munitions requirements, Aug.-Dec. 1916; d (fols. 152-346) War Office requests for munitions, 1916-17, including correspondence on shipping tonnage and (fols. 216-19) tank requirements, and e (fols. 347-51) ’Supply of arsenious chloride and stannic chloride from France, Nov. 1916’. 351 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 61

 

Department of Munitions Requirements and Statistics files, 1917, a (fols. 1-23) requests for gas, phosphorous, and smoke shells, availability of ammunition for 4" Stokes mortars, Jan.-Feb. 1917; b (fols. 24-32) munition imports statistics, Jan.-Mar. 1917; c (fols. 33-426) ’Munitions output 1917’, reports and statistics on munitions production; d (fols. 427-78) ’Weekly reviews of statistics of munitions output ’, 5 May, 2 June, 7 July 1917; e (fols. 479-519) ’India and Australian Concentrates’, 1917, including Sir Frederick Black’s Mission to India, and work carried out in Dominions, Egypt and Mesopotamia; f (fols. 520-32) papers concerning provision of mine sinkers, Mar.- May 1917, including correspondence with the Admiralty, and g (fols. 533-45) ’Shipping: Estimated Imports of Munitions to Britain, June-Aug. 1917’. 545 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 62

 

Papers, 1915-17, of the Department of Explosives Supply on the production and use of sulphuric acid and oleum in high explosives munitions, with (fols. 198-234) miscellaneous papers, 1915-35, on shell output, Metropolitan Munitions Committee Statistics, and notes by Addison on the armament supply organisation for the Air Ministry, 1935. 234 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 63

 

General papers concerning supply of munitions, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-17) correspondence discussing supply of raw materials, spelter, manganese and ferro-silicon, 1915; b (fols. 18-40) notes by Sir Richard Glazebrook of the National Physical Laboratory, and by the Department of Explosives Supply, 1915-16; c (fols. 41-6) correspondence from the National Health Insurance Committee, concerning supplies of bromine and bromides for medical and military uses, Sept. 1915, and d (fols. 47-437) papers on steel and iron ore production including meetings with producers, and (fols. 404-37) negotiations with the Admiralty on merchant and naval ship building, 1916-17. 437 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 64

 

General papers concerning supply of munitions, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-15) correspondence, July-Nov. 1916, concerning the transport implications of import of munitions and raw materials from the USA; b (fols. 16-77) Department of Munitions Design, ’Question of Spare parts and repairs to guns, Aug.-Sept. 1916’; c (fols. 82-110) minutes of proceedings at a conference at the Ministry of Munitions on provision of railway wagons in France, Dec. 1916, and d (fols. 111-432) papers, 1917, of the Ministry of Munitions Agricultural Machinery Branch, including correspondence with the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, and with manufacturers. 432 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 65

 

General papers concerning supply of munitions, 1917-21, a (fols. 1-3) ’Shipment of railway rails from Australia’, Mar. 1917; b (fols. 4-10) memoranda by the Director of Area Organisation, James Stevenson, Apr. 1917, on production of the 18-pounder high explosive shell; c (fols. 11-187) notes on industries and their use of raw materials, June 1917; d (fols. 188-91) memorandum by Sir Alexander Roger relating to red flares, July 1917, and e (fols. 192-201) correspondence with Lord Weir on British aeroplane manufacture, Jan. 1921. 201 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 66

 

D2/3 Department of Munitions Inventions, and Military Intelligence, 1914-17

Maps, 1914-17, a (fol. 1) North West Europe, Ordnance Survey/War Office, 1:250,000, Sheet 4, overprinting showing Allied progress on the front between Arras and the Aisne, Aug. 1914; b (fol. 2) the Somme Front, Ordnance Survey, 1:40,000, overprinting showing British and German lines July 1916-Feb. 1917, Mar. 1917; c (fol. 3) the Battle of Arras, Ordnance Survey, 1:40,000, overprinting showing British advances up to 10 Apr. 1917, Apr. 1917; d (fol. 4) France, Lens, Sheet 11, 1:100,000, Ordnance Survey, 1915; e (fol. 5) France, Amiens, Sheet 17, 1:100,000, War Office, Oct. 1915/Ordnance Survey 1916; f (fols. 6-7) distribution of German Forces on the Western Front, 2 Feb. 1917, with printed note discussing number of divisions, and g (fols. 8-11) Area east of the Fourth Army, Ordnance Survey 1916, with memorandum on intelligence, 16-31 Jan. 1917. 11 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 67

 

Papers of the Munitions Inventions Department, including correspondence relating to French work on munitions, the Admiralty, tanks, submarines, artificial limbs, and work on sound, 1915-17. 186 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 68

 

Papers and reports of the Ministry of Munitions Intelligence and Munitions Inventions Department, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-126) weekly reports on munitions output, 1915-16, produced by the Intelligence and Record Department; b (fols. 127-215) ’Collection of wartime papers: Army’, (fols. 128-79) General Staff (Intelligence), Summary of recent information regarding the German Army and its methods (Jan. 1917),(fols. 180-91) Artillery notes: No. 3: Counter-Battery Work (Feb. 1917), (fols. 192-208) ten aerial photographs of features on the battlefield, Feb. 1917, and (fol. 209) panoramic view of the Fourth Army at the Somme, Aug. 1916; c (fols. 216-77) précis of reports, Jan.-Mar. 1917, received from the Director of Military Intelligence, and d (fols. 278-304) Munitions Inventions Department, 19th Monthly Report, Apr. 1917. 304 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 69

 

D2/4 Factories, 1915-18

Papers concerning factories and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-105) papers concerning the establishment of Gretna Munitions Factory, 1915-16, including discussion of labour; b (fols. 106-58) ’Explosives’, printed reports, 1915-17, concerning explosions in Munitions factories, and the Silvertown explosion; c (fols. 159-87) on the filling and supply of high explosive shells with a mixture of trotyl and ammonium nitrate, 1915, and d (fols. 188-404) on central purchase, national shell factories, Boards of Management, and labour at Ebbw Vale National Factory, 1916-17, with (fols. 239-404) ’Control of profit, Munitions Levy’, on the administration of controlled establishments. 404 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 70

 

Papers concerning factories and the Ministry of Munitions, 1916-18, a (fols. 1-92) ’National Shell Factories: central purchase proposals, materials, machinery etc. and allied matters’, 1916; b (fols. 93-101) correspondence with Lord Chetwynd, Chilwell National Shell Filling Factory, 1916; c (fols. 102-64) ’Investigations of costs: policy controlled establishments, Aug.-Sept. 1916’, discussions between the Ministry of Munitions, Admiralty and War Office; d (fols. 165-78) correspondence, 1917-18, relating to the construction of rolling mills at Southampton; e (fols. 179-278) letters of condolence and press releases, Jan.-June. 1917, following the explosion at Brunner Mond & Co.’s Silvertown explosives factory, East London, 19 Jan. 1917, and f (fols. 279-339) Report on costs and efficiencies for H.M. Factories controlled by Factories Branch, Department of Explosives Supply (HMSO, Feb.1918). 339 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 71

 

D2/5 Department of Trench Warfare, and gas warfare, 1915-17

Files relating to the Ministry of Munitions Department of Trench Warfare, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-220) ’Staff’, general papers of the Trench Warfare Department, including the appointment of members of an Advisory Committee on Chemicals, 1915-16; b (fols. 221-389) ’Early papers/difficulties with the War Office’, and c (fols. 390-401) memorandum by Alexander Roger, 1915, following a complaint by Lloyd George over a discrepancy between forecasts and supplies of munitions. 402 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 72

 

Files relating to the Ministry of Munitions Department of Trench Warfare, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-360) papers relating to the Stokes Trench mortar, 1915-17, and b (fols. 361-406) papers on training, Jan.-June 1916. 406 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 73

 

Files relating to the Ministry of Munitions Department of Trench Warfare, 1915-17, concerning a (fols. 1-172) production and testing of grenades, 1915-17, including transfer of work from the War Office, July 1915, discussion of training, (fols. 26-32) employment of women on production, and (fols. 131-48) helmets, shields and hand grenades; b (fols. 173-241) use of gas in trench warfare, May-Dec. 1915; c (fols. 242-50) supply of grenades to Woolwich and elsewhere, 1915, and d (fols. 251-348) the resignation of Louis Jackson and the Chemical Advisory Committee, 1915-16, following criticisms by General Ducane, Apr. 1916. 348 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 74

 

Files relating to the Ministry of Munitions Department of Trench Warfare, 1916-17, concerning a (fols. 1-95) development of chemical shells, 1916-17, including discussion of requirements, German use of prussic acid/cyanide, animal testing of respirators, Stokes Smoke shells, physiological effects of gas, use of ’jellite’ and phosgene, reports of the Chemical Advisory Committee and Porton Down Research Centre; b (fols. 96-599) reports of the Chemical Advisory Committee, Mar. 1916-July 1917; c (fols. 600-11) correspondence, Apr.-May 1916, with General Ducane and the Explosives Supply Department on supply of phosphorous for trench warfare; d (fols. 612-45) gas reports for May/Oct. 1916 with correspondence from General HQ, France, and e (fols. 646-65) correspondence, 1916-17, with William Livens discussing the Livens Projector and the Stokes Mortar. 666 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 75

 

Files relating to the Ministry of Munitions Department of Trench Warfare, 1916, a (fols. 1-51) court case, Feb. 1916, against Tom Rees, London District Secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers for trade union activity at Kings Norton Metal Co. Ltd., Abbey Wood; b (fols. 52-67) correspondence, Mar.-May 1916, with the War Office on supply of steel helmets; c (fols. 68-103) Scientific Advisory Committee, first report of the Chemical Sub-Committee, 16 Aug. 1916; d (fols. 104-44) correspondence and notes, Oct.-Nov. 1916, on supplies for trench warfare, including phosphorus, shell manufacture, and Stokes mortars; e (fols. 145-53) papers, Dec. 1916, on supply of Swedish phosphorous and the effects of British gas on the Western front; f (fols. 154-7), memoranda, Apr. 1917, on production of V.N. shells and Livens Drums; g (fols. 158-92) weekly munitions inspection report, 22 June 1917, and h (fols. 193-231) report by the Chemical Advisory Committee on chemical warfare experiments, including visit to France, Nov. 1916. 231 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 76

 

D3 Papers concerning employees

D3/1 Industrial relations, (c. 79-86) labour schemes, (c. 87-9) disputes, and (c. 90-2) deputations to the Ministry of Munitions, 1914-17

Papers concerning the Ministry of Munitions and industrial relations, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-28) ’Trench warfare’ notes, 1915, on amending the 1915 Munitions Bill; b (fols. 29-204) ’Munitions of War Bills, 1916 and sample orders’, papers, 1915-16, concerning Munitions legislation; c (fols. 205-51) weekly reports of Labour Supply Department, Mar.-Apr. 1916, and Ministry of Munitions work on labour issues, 1915, and d (fols. 252-421) ’Wages/Men (Labour)’ papers, 1915-17, of the Central Munitions Labour Supply Committee, Department of Munitions Supply, topics including trade unions, labour exchanges, controlled establishments, and women. 421 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 77

 

Papers concerning the Ministry of Munitions and industrial relations, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-51) ’Department of Munitions Supply: The Amendment Acts of 1916’, correspondence, 1915-17, including discussion of munitions tribunals; b (fols. 52-240) ’Labour (Misc.) Circulars and Orders’, printed ’L. series’ circulars, 1915-17, including discussion of women and War Munitions Volunteers, with (fols. 156-61) minutes of the National Advisory Committee on War Output, Mar. 1916, and c (fols. 241-62) correspondence, Sept. 1915-Nov. 1916, with the Amalgamated Society of Engineers discussing local joint committees, agreements with other craft trade unions, and other labour issues. 262 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 78

 

Files relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes concerning the Release from the Colours Scheme, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-62) correspondence and memoranda, Aug.-Sept. 1915-16; b (fols. 63-141) ’Trade Cards’, June-Sept. 1916, including discussions with the War Office; c (fols. 142-236) papers, 1915-16, relating to munitions workers, including list of exempt trades, and d (fols. 238-338) ’Department of Munitions Supply: Branch memorandum: Admiralty/Labour’, including discussion of dilution, 1915-16. 338 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 79

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-245) minutes of meetings of the National Advisory Committee on War Output, Sept. 1915-Nov. 1916, and b (fols. 246-370) papers of the Central Munitions Labour Supply Committee, including discussions with trade unions, dilution, and women’s wages. 370 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 80

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-70) correspondence, 1915-17, on training munition workers, and technical schools, and b (fols. 71-212) memoranda on the dilution campaign, 1915-17, including correspondence with the Labour Supply Department and the Munitions Parliamentary Committee, and discussion of women workers, with (fols. 188-212) three issues of Dilution of Labour Bulletin: a monthly publication for officers working in connection with the D.A. Section (Dilution) of the Labour Supply Department (London, Nov. 1916, Feb., Apr. 1917). 212 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 81

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, 1915-16, a (fols. 1-122) schemes to recruit munitions workers and exempt them from military service, Aug.-Dec. 1915, including the Derby War Office Scheme, Release from Colours, national service, and badges for munition workers; b (fols. 123-290) ’Labour Reports’, concerning discussions with trade unions over munitions workers, War Munitions Volunteers Scheme, and the Committee on the employment of women, 1915-16, with c (fols. 291-382) reports on labour schemes, including Release from Colours, War Munitions Volunteers, training, controlled establishments, war service badges, women, liquor control, and the Health of Munitions Workers Committee, Aug. 1916. 382 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 82

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, mainly the Department of Munitions Supply Man Power Distribution Board, which worked on badging and debadging essential workers, 1916, a (fols. 1-49) papers on the establishment of the Board, 1916; b (fols. 50-243) ’Badge Committee on setting up the Power Board, 20 Sept. 1916’, with (fols. 50-192) minutes of the Cabinet Committee (to consider the Badge Committee), Apr.-Aug. 1916, Badge Committee reports and correspondence, statistics on badge issues, and (fols. 193-243) ’Manpower Distribution Board: its genesis’, Aug. 1916, and c (fols. 244-484) papers discussing the Board Scheme, the war service badge scheme, women and dilution, July-Oct. 1916. 484 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 83

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, mainly the Department of Munitions Supply, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-58) papers discussing the replacement of the Trade Card Scheme with the Schedule of Protected Occupations, and the Labour Supply Department and War Munitions Volunteers, 1916-17; b (fols. 59-115) ’Substitution Scheme’, 1916-17; c (fols. 116-98) ’Substitution Scheme: Correspondence with War Office and memoranda to War Cabinet’, including discussion of Labour Supply Department, Jan. 1917; d (fols. 199-301) ’National Service: Director General’s Reports’, concerning protected industries and Trade Card schemes, including reports and correspondence by Neville Chamberlain as Director-General of National Service, 1917; e (fols. 302-64) ’War Cabinet: Calling up of munition workers; employment of soldiers and prisoners on civilian work’, including Trade Card Scheme, Feb. 1917, and f (fols. 365-89) ’Labour questions outstanding between Ministry of Munitions and War Office: release of soldiers from the colours, Feb. 1917’. 389 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 84

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-120) ’Publicity Notes’, general papers, 1916-17, including certified and protected occupations, substituted industries, and women’s work, with (fols. 34-50) notes on visit by Addison to Kettering Iron Ore Quarries, Jan. 1917, and general notes on iron ore, and b (fols. 121-310) papers concerning the work of Sir George Croydon Marks MP, as Special Commissioner for the dilution of labour, investigating dilution in the Tyne, Glasgow and the Clyde, Feb.-May 1916, including discussion of the war service badge, and the Labour Supply Department, with (fols. 142-79) report on output of munitions in France, May 1916. 310 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 85

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Munitions Labour Schemes, 1916-17, a (fols. 1-21) memoranda discussing Lord Derby’s criticisms of the Military Service Bill, May 1916; b (fols. 22-32) List of Certified Occupations, R.94 (London, 7 July 1916); c (fols. 33-5) correspondence concerning the Munitions of War Act Wage Tribunals, Dec. 1916; d (fols. 36-225) ’Munitions of War Bill: Amendments to the 1915-16 Munitions Acts with March 1917 Bill discussing dilution in private work’, and e (fols. 226-35) memorandum to Churchill on War Munitions Volunteers, July 1917. 235 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 86

 

Ministry of Munitions papers concerning industrial disputes in the Clyde, following the introduction of dilution, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-189) papers of the Government Commission to effect dilution of labour in Clyde District, under the Chairmanship of Lynden Macassey, Dec. 1915-June 1916, with correspondence with trade unions, manufacturers, and the Clyde Workers Committee, and report by Lord Balfour of Burleigh on Clyde munition workers, and b (fols. 190-455) ’Full Commons Report and account of troubles in the Clyde, Jan.-July 1916’, papers, 1916-17, including correspondence with Ramsay MacDonald, discussions over the fate of David Kirkwood and others including William Gallacher, and the suppression of Forward. 455 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 87

 

Ministry of Munitions papers concerning industrial disputes, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-53) ’Intelligence/Labour matters from Secret Service’, Sept. 1915-Mar. 1917, concerning strikes in the Clyde, South Wales, and Barrow-in-Furness, including discussions of organisations such as the Independent Labour Party, Clyde Workers Council, Women’s Social and Political Union, and Syndicalists, with (fols. 48-9) an appeal by the British Socialist Party and Glasgow District Council for the release of John Maclean; b (fols. 54-125) ’Lynden Macassey and Barrow Strike’, report on strikes in the Clyde, Barrow-in-Furness, including correspondence and discussion of Vickers Erith machine gun factory, Aug. 1916, with (fols. 116-24) notes on the effect of strikes on gun output, Mar.-Apr. 1917; c (fols. 126-35) reports of strikes, Feb.-Mar.1917, and d (fols. 136-54) negotiations, May 1917, with the Amalgamated Society of Engineers over industrial action. 154 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 88

 

Papers relating to the Engineers Strikes of May 1917, in Bristol, Enfield, and Manchester, over the ending of the Trade Card Scheme and dilution, including negotiations with employers and trade unions, correspondence and general discussion of labour requirements, with (fols. 253-6) mention of Kettering Iron Stone Quarries. 438 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 89

 

Minutes of deputations to the Ministry of Munitions, Aug. 1914-Nov. 1916, a (fols. 1-86) the Trade Union Congress, General Federation of Trade Unions and Labour Party to Herbert Asquith, Edwin Montagu, Lloyd George, and others, 27 Aug. 1914, with (fols. 24-43) list of deputations and conferences attended by Addison on labour issues, 1915-16, and (fols. 44-86) conference between trade unions and Lloyd George, 16 June 1915; b (fols. 87-121) the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, 17 Sept. 1915; c (fols. 122-63) the ironmasters on skilled workers, 5 Sept. 1916; d (fols. 164-93) the Midland Employers Association to discuss women’s wages, 13 Sept. 1916, and e (fols. 194-224) Birtley National Projectile Factory, 1 Nov. 1916. 224 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 90

 

Minutes of deputations to the Ministry of Munitions, Jan.-May 1917, a (fols. 2-24) Engineering Trade Unions on obtaining skilled railway workers and gun repairers for the Army, 17 Jan. 1917; b (fols. 25-47, 318-77, 443-61, 507-25) the Amalgamated Society of Engineers; c (fols. 48-67) the Trade Unions Parliamentary Committee, 8 Mar. 1917; d (fols. 68-317, 378-442) Trade Unions concerning the Trade Card Exemption Scheme, Apr.-May 1917, and (fols. 378-442) concerning the Munitions of War Bill, 10 May 1917, and e (fols. 525-686) the Committee of the Shipbuilding and Engineering Federation on amendments to the Ministry of War Bill, 21 May 1917, (fols. 569-631) the Electrical Trade Union, 23 May 1917, and (fols. 632-86) the Engineering Employers’ Federation, 25 May 1917. 686 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 91

 

Minutes of deputations to the Ministry of Munitions, June-July 1917, a (fols. 1-41, 72-125, 130-97, 261-87) Amalgamated Society of Engineers; b (fols. 42-71) Engineering Employers Federation, 8 June 1917; c (fols. 198-237) Shipbuilding Employers Federation, 19 June 1917; d (fols. 238-60) Mersey Ship Repairers Federation and the Employers Association of the Port of Liverpool concerning the Munitions of War Bill, 22 June 1917, and e (fols. 288-321) MPs on restrictions on the sale of shotgun ammunition, 19 July 1917. 317 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 92

 

D3/2 Welfare of workers, including (c. 93) Health of Munitions Workers Committee, (c. 94-5) liquor control, and (c. 100) women munitions workers, 1913-23

Ministry of Munitions Health of Munitions Workers Committee papers, 1915-18, a (fols. 1-25) notes on the effect of Sunday labour on output including correspondence with the Admiralty on overtime rates, 1915; b (fols. 26-65) early papers of the Committee following its establishment in Aug. 1915, with correspondence with George Newman and the Board of Education, 1915-16; c (fols. 66-206) printed command papers of the Committee, 1915-18; d (fols. 207-349) Health of Munition Workers Committee, Interim Report: Industrial efficiency and fatigue, Cd. 8511 (London, 1917), and e (fols. 274-349) Ministry of Munitions, Health of the industrial worker: handbook prepared by the Health of Munition Workers Committee (London, Nov. 1917). 349 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 93

 

Papers of the Ministry of Munitions Central Control Board on Liquor Traffic, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-33) correspondence from the Central Control Board on Liquor Traffic, the Health of Munitions Workers Committee, and George Newman on provision of factory canteens, 1915-16; b (fols. 34-252) papers including reports and statutory orders of the Board, with (fols. 118-57) notes on a deputation to Lloyd George of the Wine and Spirits Trade Association and the Scottish Licensed Trade Defence Association, Apr. 1915, and correspondence and general papers, 1915-16, and c (fols. 253-313) printed and other papers, concerning canteens, welfare supervision, and food requirements, 1915-17. 313 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 94

 

Papers of the Ministry of Munitions Central Control Board on Liquor Traffic, 1915-23, a (fols. 1-49) ’State control of drink, Draft of the Bill of 1917’, papers, 1916-17, including compensation to owners, and draft of the Liquor (State Control) Bill, Apr. 1917; b (fols. 50-174) ’Trench warfare: Central Control Board (Liquor Trade): London’, papers, Oct. 1915-Feb. 1916, concerning drinking control in London, and discussions of women’s consumption; c (fols. 175-237) ’Department of Munitions Supply: Branch Memorandum: Reports and orders on Liquor control’, papers, 1916-23, including (fols. 177-217) correspondence with Sir William Lever, and state organisation of the drinks trade in Carlisle, with (fols 220-35) Arthur Sherwell, Carlisle and its critics: allegations tested by facts, Temperance Legislation League (London, 1923), and d (fols. 238-93) ’Director General of Munition Supply’, concerning liquor control in Gretna and the Annan District of Scotland, June-Sept. 1916. 293 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 95

 

General papers on Ministry of Munitions welfare, 1913-17, a (fols. 1-24) concerning typhoid inoculations of troops, 1913-15, and b (fols. 25-122) ’Food Control during the War (1914-1918)’, including correspondence with Sidney Webb on the Cooperative Movement, and papers of the Munitions Workers (Food) Committee under George Newman, 1914-17. For Food see also MS. Addison dep. c. 102. 122 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 96

 

Papers of the Ministry of Munitions on welfare, 1915-17, including a (fols. 3-18) Report of the Women’s Joint Advisory Committee on War Service, May 1915; b (fols. 31-4) letter from William Wedgwood Benn on air services, Nov. 1916; c (fols. 79-94) discussion of welfare supervision courses provided by universities, and d (fols. 165-424) discussions with manufacturers, the Forces and workers on the postponement of holidays due to need to carry on production of munitions, 1916. 424 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 97

 

Papers of the Ministry of Munitions on welfare, 1915-17, a (fols. 1-45) on the effects of TNT and benzene poisoning, 1915-17, including papers of the Health of Munitions Workers Committee and the TNT Advisory Committee; b (fols. 46-128) ’Miscellaneous letters on raising rents’, on provision of housing for munitions workers, 1915-17; c (fols. 129-32) YMCA centres in munitions factories, Dec. 1915; d (fols. 133-294) ’Department of Munitions Supply: TNT Poisoning etc.’, including minutes of the Advisory Committee on TNT poisoning and the Health of Munition Workers Committee, correspondence, factory regulations, and (fols. 265-85) discussion of the effects of TNT on women, 1916; e (fols. 295-398) ’Department of Munitions Supply: Branch memorandum: Central organisation of welfare work’, including papers of the Women’s Service Committee, minutes of the Central Advisory Committee on women’s war employment (Industrial), and f (fols. 399-434) Annual report on welfare work in National Shell Factories, 1916. 434 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 98

 

Ministry of Munitions papers relating to welfare and pensions, 1916-17, including a (fols. 1-23) correspondence concerning welfare of boys, and canteens, with (fols. 5-23) report on industrial diseases suffered by iron and steel workers in Middlesborough, 1916; b (fols. 24-8) memorandum on the Committee on TNT poisoning, Oct.-Dec. 1916; c (fols. 29-111) papers of the Cabinet Committee on provision of pensions for wounded soldiers, Feb. 1917 (see also MS. Addison dep. c. 118, fols. 328-437), and d (fols. 112-56) ’Labour Department report on the Welfare and Health section, 23 Apr. 1917’, with notes on welfare provision for women and boys. 156 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 99

 

Papers relating to the Ministry of Munitions and the employment of women, 1914-17, a (fols. 1-27) ’Minutes of a meeting to form a committee consider the employment and remuneration of women in munitions work, 12 Aug. 1915’; b (fols. 28-43) general papers, including correspondence from the Manchester, Salford and District Women’s War Interest Committee, and recommendations of the Munitions Labour Supply Committee on employment of women, 1915; c (fols. 44-258) papers relating to the employment of women under Circulars L2 and L3, 1915-16, including recommendations of the Munitions Labour Supply Committee, with (fols. 192-241) Ministry of Munitions, Notes on the employment of women on munitions of war (London, Feb. 1916), and (fols. 242-57) Women in the Labour Market (Manchester and District) during the war (Manchester, n.d.); d (fols. 259-71) employment of women in the machine tool trade, Aug. 1915; e (fols. 272-310) letters from Sylvia Pankhurst, East London Federation of the Suffragettes to Lloyd George, Aug.-Oct. 1915, on low wages; f (fols. 311-15) letters from Sir Robert Blair, London County Council, Sept. 1915, on women munitions workers, offering the help of Frances Durham, and g (fols. 316-60) correspondence with Lady and Sir Amherst Selby-Bigge concerning the YWCA Women’s Day, 1917, with (fols. 349-60) Report on the Increased Employment of Women during the War, Jan. 1917. 361 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 100

 

D3/3 Miscellaneous munitions papers, 1899-1923

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Ministry of Munitions and the war, 1914-17, a (fols. 1-110) ’War Early Days: Printed ephemera on WW1’, including (fols. 6-23) patriotic postcards, and b (fols. 111-293) ’War Papers’, miscellaneous papers, 1914-17, including telegrams on debates at outbreak of war, correspondence with Busby Bird, Mayor of Shoreditch on a relief fund, 1914, free medical treatment for the families of soldiers, recruitment forms, and (fols. 203-7) the erection of a memorial in honour of Edith Cavell at Shoreditch Infirmary, Oct. 1916, with her initials cut from a notebook and pasted to fol. 207. 296 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 101

 

File, ’War period: Food control during War’, 1914-20, a (fols. 2-70) Addison family ration books and registration cards; b (fols. 71-146) The Graphic Special (London, n.d.), 1-3, on Sir John French’s dispatches and official naval despatches; c (fols. 147-223) British Medical Association, British medicine in the war 1914-1917 (London, 1917); d (fols. 224-33) The Times, 12 Nov. 1918, and the Manchester Guardian, 13 Nov. 1918, and e (fols. 254-68) press cuttings and official programme of the funeral of the Unknown Soldier and the unveiling of the Cenotaph, 11-12 Nov. 1920. For Food see also MS. Addison dep. c. 96, fols. 25-122. 268 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 102

 

Printed sketches of the Western Front by Muirhead Bone, 1916-17, published by Country life, parts I-V, VII, with forward by Douglas Haig. 157 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 103

 

Miscellaneous papers relating to the Ministry of Munitions and the 1914-18 War, 1899-1923, a (fols. 1-161) papers, including (fols. 2-43) Addison family ration books, Ministry of Munition passes and War Service Badge, (fols. 57-89) Gabriel Sailles, Alsace-Lorraine: the history of an annexation (Paris, 1916), (fols. 99-102) Addison’s visit to France, 5-9 Feb. 1917, (fols. 104-21) programme of the National Peace celebrations, 19 July 1919, (fols. 130-4) Ministry of Munitions Reunion Dinner, 8 Nov. 1923, and (fols. 155-9) National Committee for relief in Belgium, How Belgium is fed (London, n.d.); b (fols. 162-247) miscellaneous papers on legislation, 1916-18, with correspondence from (fols. 166-70) Lieut.-Col. Charles Rey and General Macready on release from the colours, May 1916, (fols. 171-4) the Ministry of Labour on amendments to the Trade Unions Act Amendment Act (1876), 1917, (fols. 180-92) statutory orders on unemployment insurance, employment of women and girls, and food legislation, with (fols. 193-244) 1916 Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Bill; c (fols. 248-50) notes on the creation of an Imperial Organisation Department linked to the Imperial Council, Apr. 1917; d (fols. 251-64) papers by Margaret Hobhouse on conscientious objectors (including her son Stephen), 1917; e (fols. 265-83) discussion of recommendations for honours, Aug.-Dec. 1917; f (fols. 284-304) General Staff, War Office, Appreciation of the Internal Situation in Russia, Jan. 1919; g (fols. 305-25) minutes of the Cabinet Memorial Services (11 November) Committee discussing Armistice Day, Oct.-Nov. 1920, and h (fols. 326-51) Sir Arthur Goldfinch, State control in War and Peace (London, 1922). 351 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 104


E Ministry of Reconstruction (July 1917-Jan. 1919), 1915-38

E1 Official papers, 1916-20

Ministry of Reconstruction papers, 1916-18, a (fols. 1-66) monthly reports on work of Ministry branches, Dec. 1916-Aug. 1918; b (fols. 67-177) printed minutes and memoranda, 1917-18, including women’s employment and wages, machinery of government, housing, health, emergency legislation, aliens, and war pledges, with (fols. 95-107) Local Government Committee, Report on transfer of functions of poor law authorities in England and Wales, Dec. 1917; c (fols. 178-243) papers of the Committee on Financial Facilities after the War, including correspondence with banks, 1917-18; d (fols. 244-97) ’Ministry of Reconstruction Papers relating to a Ministry of Health’, including discussions on poor law and national insurance, 1917-18, and e (fols. 298-337) reports of the Reconstruction Committee, Industrial Reconstruction Committee, and Trade Organisation Committee, 1917-18. 337 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 105

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers, 1917-19, a (fols. 1-107) typescript on labour organisation and other aspects of reconstruction policy, n.d., including War Cabinet memorandum by Addison on simplification of the procedure of compulsory purchase of land; b (fols. 108-13) memorandum by Addison to the War Cabinet on the Emigration Bill, Apr. 1917; c (fols. 114-42) discussions between the Ministry of Reconstruction and the Ministry of Munitions over reconstruction work, Oct.-Dec. 1917, including minutes of the Reconstruction Committee, Nov. 1917 and (fols. 120-5) draft letter to Churchill, Oct. 1917, on the post-war future of national factories; d (fols. 143-73) Cabinet memorandum on special industries by Addison, Oct. 1917-Mar. 1918, with correspondence on the Economic Offensive Committee, and e (fols. 174-202) report by Addison to the King describing the work of the Ministry of Reconstruction, Nov. 1917, with note by Lloyd George. 202 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 106

 

’Weekly reports of the branches of the Ministry of Reconstruction’, Nov. 1917-Nov. 1918. 373 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 107

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers, and papers on Coalition Liberals policy, 1917-19, a (fol. 1-292) minutes of the Advisory Council and the Panel of Chairmen under Sir Henry Birchenough and of the Women’s Advisory Committee, under Lady Emmott, Dec. 1917-Dec. 1918; b (fols. 293-326) ’Lloyd George: Cabinet Committee on Reconstruction Problems’, papers, Jan.-Apr. 1918; c (fols. 327-445) ’The General Election of 1918: Policy for Government Committee under Dr. Addison’, papers establishing a policy for Lloyd George’s Liberals, July-Sept. 1918, including discussion of a Coalition Government, and d (fols. 446-77) papers of the Board of Trade Water Power Resources Committee, Feb. 1919, with (fols. 461-77) memorandum to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on civil service bonuses, Mar. 1920. 477 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 108

 

Ministry of Reconstruction pamphlets, 1918-19, a (fols. 1-549) Reconstruction Problems, Nos. 1-10, 12-23, 25-38, (1918-19), concerning reconstruction issues including, housing, demobilisation, labour conditions, education, industrial councils and the Whitley Scheme, land settlement, Ministry of Health, poor law reform, child welfare, industrial research, Government departments, and the Civil Service; b (fols. 550-608) Juvenile employment during the war and after (London, 1918), and c (fols. 609-57) Report of the Machinery of Government Committee (London, 1918) with (fols. 651-7) Report of Advisory Council Committee on Local Reconstruction organisations, Cmd. 136 (London, 1919). 657 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 6

 

E2 Official correspondence, 1916-20

General Ministry of Reconstruction correspondence, 1916-20, a (fols. 1-50) ’Lloyd George and CA’, copies of letters from Addison to Lloyd George, 1916-18, including arrangements for the establishment of the Ministry of Reconstruction; b (fols. 51-96) papers discussing the Board of Trade, 1916-18; c (fols. 97-129) correspondence with Sir Alfred Mond, Mar. 1917, on postwar trade and fiscal policy, and (fols. 112-29) with Lloyd George, 1917-20, discussing Liberal Party policy including (fols. 112-18) discussion of potential candidates; d (fols. 130-72) letters of congratulation on Addison’s appointment as Minister of Reconstruction and discussion of the Ministry of Munitions, July 1917; f (fols. 173-286) incoming correspondence, 1917-19, on Ministry of Reconstruction issues, and g (fols. 287-385) index of official letters, 1918-19, referring to MSS. Addison dep. c. 110, fols. 5-613, and c. 111, fols. 1-659. 385 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 109

 

General Ministry of Reconstruction correspondence, 1918, a (fols. 1-4) copies of correspondence between Addison and Lloyd George, 4 Jan. 1918, with b (fols. 5-613) ’Official letters 1-500’, carbon copies of letters by Addison, with some original incoming correspondence, Feb.-June 1918 (see MS. Addison dep. c. 109, fols. 287-385 for index). 613 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 110

 

General Ministry of Reconstruction correspondence, 1918-20, a (fols. 1-659) ’Official Letters 501-1045’, carbon copies of letters by Addison, Mar. 1918-Jan. 1919, including some original incoming correspondence (see MS. Addison dep. c. 109, fols. 287-385 for index); and correspondence with b (fols. 660-742) Stanley Baldwin, May-Dec. 1918, on the [Treasury?] New Issues of Capital Appeal Committee; c (fols. 743-9) Sir Horace Plunkett on reconstruction work in Ireland, June-Dec. 1918; d (fols. 750-4) Lord Stamfordham on behalf of the King, Oct. 1918, concerning disposal of surplus war stores; e (fols. 755-95) Waldorf Astor, Mar. 1919-Oct. 1920, including discussion of the Ministry of Agriculture, and housing policy, with f (fols. 779-82) letter from Lloyd George. 795 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 111

 

E3 Post War Priority Council, 1918, and (c. 113-15) supply of raw materials, 1917-38

Ministry of Reconstruction papers of the Post-War Priority Council, 1918, including correspondence, minutes, and reports of various sub-committees, and correspondence with a (fols. 296-319) Sir Richard Glazebrook of the National Physical Laboratory, and b (fols. 320-7) Winston Churchill and the Federation of British Industries, Oct.-Nov. 1918. 327 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 112

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers concerning the supply of raw materials, 1917-19, a (fols. 1-53) ’Raw Materials’, memoranda on world production of basic commodities, Aug. 1917; b (fols. 54-80) papers of the Hyde Committee, Sept.-Nov. 1917, including papers of the Central Committee of Materials Supply; c (fols. 81-136) miscellaneous papers, 1918, including minutes of the Non-Ferrous Metals Conference, and discussions of shipping and rationing, and d (fols. 137-76) memoranda, 1918-19, including (fols. 174-6) constitution of the China Clay Industry [Interim Reconstruction Committee], May 1918. 176 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 113

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers concerning the supply of raw materials, particularly metals and timber, 1917-38, a (fols. 1-25) ’Control of imports: Non-ferrous metals Industry Bill’, papers, Dec. 1917, on the establishment of an Imperial Resources Bureau, and on the Non-ferrous metals Bill; b (fols. 26-169) papers of the Non-ferrous Metals Subcommittees on supply of asbestos, copper, tin, spelter, nickel, lead, antimony, aluminium, and tungsten, 1918; c (fols. 170-263) papers on supplies of timber and agricultural raw materials, 1917-27, including (fols. 248-63) memorandum by Addison to the Agricultural Policy Committee on a national marketing scheme, July 1927, and d (fols. 264-440) papers concerning forestry issues including (fols. 264-325) War Cabinet papers and correspondence, 1917-38. 440 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 114

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers concerning the supply of raw materials, coal and energy resources, 1917-21, a (fols. 1-19a) printed papers of the Coal Conservation and Electrical Power Supply subcommittees of the Reconstruction Committee, 1917-18; b (fols. 19b-167) papers of Sir Archibald Williamson’s Committee on Electrical Power Supply, including discussion of Ecuador oil fields and power stations, May.-Nov. 1918, and (fols. 101-67) discussions of coal and mines, 1918; c (fols. 168-241) War Cabinet papers, 1919, discussing nationalisation of the Coal Industry, and d (fols. 242-3) letter from Stanley Baldwin, Apr. 1921, to Addison as Minister without Portfolio, concerning the Lochaber Water Power Bill. 247 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 115

 

E4 Industrial relations and demobilisation, 1915-22

Ministry of Reconstruction papers concerning industrial relations, 1915-22, a (fols. 1-26) memorandum by Bradford Dyers’ Association, 1915; b (fols. 27-128) papers concerning industrial relations including the Whitley Council and Joint Standing Industrial Council, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1915-22; c (fols. 154-65) Dame Adelaide Mary Anderson, Memorandum on subsidiary health and kindred services for women, for the Women’s Employment Committee (1917); d (fols. 166-223) papers and correspondence of the Board of Trade Advisory Committees, 1917-18; e (fols. 224-340) Ministry of Reconstruction and Ministry of Labour printed papers relating to industrial councils, the Whitley Report, and trade boards, 1917-18; f (fols. 341-442) papers concerning the Ministry of Reconstruction Committee on Trusts, 1917-19, and g (fols. 443-9) arrangements for a meeting at Caxton Hall concerning wages and labour exchanges, Nov. 1918. 449 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 116

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers concerning industrial relations, 1917-20, a (fols. 1-12) ’Trade Development Board Proposals’, Sept. 1917; b (fols. 13-25) memoranda on postwar industry, Nov. 1917; c (fols. 26-57) ’Pottery: the first Industrial Council to be established’, minutes and papers, Jan. 1918; d (fols. 58-68) correspondence with George Roberts, Ministry of Labour, 1918, concerning a Commercial Committee for the Chemical Trades; e (fols. 69-162) miscellaneous papers, 1918, relating to trade councils, the Industrial Council in Engineering, and the Whitley Council; f (fols. 163-80) minutes of the Ministry of Reconstruction Advisory Council, Feb.-July 1918; g (fols. 181-250) papers of the Industrial Reconstruction Council, Oct. 1918-Jan. 1919, and h (fols. 256-73) correspondence with the Board of Trade, and others concerning a coal strike and other disputes, Oct. 1919-Aug. 1920. 273 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 117

 

Ministry of Reconstruction papers relating to demobilisation, 1917-19, a (fols. 1-108) ’Civil Demobilisation Problems: up to the act of 1920’, printed and other papers, 1917-19, including Ministry of Labour and War Cabinet memoranda on demobilisation and employment of juveniles, women, and disabled people; b (fols. 110-327) papers including the War Office Demobilisation Committee and the Reconstruction Committee on demobilisation of the Army, 1917-19; c (fols. 328-437) ’Pensions Warrant Committee/Pensions Handbooks etc.’, papers produced by the Ministry of Pensions, 1918 (see also MS. Addison dep. c. 99, fols. 29-111); d (fols. 438-43) memorandum by Sir Edgar Jones of the Ministry of Munitions Council Committee on demobilisation and reconstruction, May 1918, and e (fols. 444-80) correspondence concerning demobilisation issues, Oct.-Dec. 1918. 480 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 118

 

E5 Land settlement, agriculture, and housing, 1916-19

Ministry of Reconstruction papers relating to land settlement and agriculture, 1916-19, a (fols. 1-157) correspondence and papers including the War Cabinet Committee on the provision of land for settlement, small holdings, and Board of Agriculture correspondence and papers, 1916-18; b (fols. 158-225) Board of Agriculture and Local Government Board papers concerning agriculture and small holdings, with (fols. 188-208) papers relating to the Church and tithes, 1917-19; c (fols. 234-52) ’Acquisition of Land’, joint memorandum by Addison and Rowland Prothero to the War Cabinet, May 1918, and d (fols. 253-82) ’Small holdings and settlements’,concerning employment of demobilised soldiers and sailors, 1917-19. 282 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 119

 

Ministry of Reconstruction files on housing, 1916-19, a (fols. 1-236) ’Housing: Ministry of Reconstruction: period to 1918’, papers and correspondence, 1916-18; b (fols. 237-321) ’Housing: notes on Ministerial Conference, 27 Nov. 1917’, War Cabinet memoranda, 1917-18, and c (fols. 322-441) ’Housing: Struggle with the Local Government Board, Hayes Fisher etc.’, papers concerning negotiations, 1917-19. 441 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 120

 

E6 Transport, 1917-19, (c. 122-3) trade relations, 1917-23, and (c. 124) miscellaneous papers, 1916-18

Ministry of Reconstruction papers relating to transport issues, 1917-19, a (fols. 1-18) War Cabinet correspondence and reports of the Storage and Transit Committee, 1917-18; b (fols. 19-171) ’Ministry of Shipping Papers’, 1917-18, including papers of the Board of Trade and War Cabinet, on shipping, tonnage, and labour; c (fols. 172-200) memoranda concerning the National Maritime Board, and the Minister of Blockade, 1917-18; d (fols. 201-363) papers relating to railways and trams, 1917-19, including (fols. 237-63) rural transport in Scotland, agricultural light railways, and nationalisation; e (fols. 364-419) papers relating to roads, with (fols. 402-19) correspondence concerning the Road Board, 1918, and f (fols. 420-56) ’Forth and Clyde Canals’, negotiations with the Board of Trade concerning construction, Oct. 1917-Jan. 1918. 456 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 121

 

Ministry of Reconstruction files concerning trade relations and the Imperial Mineral Resources Bureau, 1917-23, a (fols. 1-143) papers, 1917-18; b (fols. 144-446) ’Proposed Imperial Mineral Resources Bureau, Imperial Conference and ore developments in the Empire’, papers and correspondence, including discussion of raw material supplies, 1917-20, and c (fols. 447-576) printed reports of the Bureau, 1923. 576 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 122

 

Ministry of Reconstruction Committee on the Trade Relations of the United Kingdom within the Empire, 1917-18, a (fols. 1-480) papers and correspondence including papers of the Imperial Trade Policy Committee, Mar. 1917-June 1918; b (fols. 481-8) memoranda concerning renewed trade in Europe, June 1918, and c (fols. 489-507) memoranda by Sir Leo Chiozza Money, on an imperial policy for British supplies, 1918. 507 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 123

 

Ministry of Reconstruction miscellaneous papers, 1916-18, a (fols. 1-229) concerning post-war industry and commerce, 1916-18, including Board of Trade publications, and papers of the Building Joint Industrial Council, iron, steel, engineering, cotton and leather industries; b (fols. 230-44) Reconstruction Committee papers, 1916-18, including discussions of health and welfare; c (fols. 245-312) ’Disposal of Government Stores’, correspondence, Sept. 1917-Oct. 1918; d (fols. 313-25) fictitious ’Ministry of State Control’ file concerning Jonas Rowbottom’s application for cow-cake, created by Sir Basil Clarke, facsimile publication (London, 1919), and e (fols. 326-40) War Cabinet memoranda by Addison, on the War Pledges Bill, May-Nov. 1918. 340 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 124


F Local Government Board (Jan.-June 1919), 1917-20

Local Government Board papers, 1917-19, a (fols. 1-42) ’Maternity and Child Welfare of the Local Government Board’, War Cabinet memoranda and printed papers concerning a Ministry of Health and Child Welfare Bill, 1917-18; b (fols. 43-63) correspondence, 1918-19; c (fols. 64-117) letters of congratulation on Addison’s appointment as President of the Local Government Board, Jan. 1919, and d (fols. 118-242) ’Land Acquisition and Valuation’, discussion papers on property valuation, slum sites, local authorities, land acquisition in Scotland, and memoranda by the Housing of the Working Classes Committee, Jan.-Feb. 1919. 243 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 125

 

Local Government Board papers, 1919-20, a (fols. 1-618) ’Official [outgoing] Letters: 1-537’, carbon copies, Jan.-July 1919; b (fols. 619-79) notes on housing, 1919, including papers of the National Housing and Town Planning Council; c (fols. 680-99) correspondence from Percy Barter, Mar. 1919-May 1920, relating to early work of Ministry of Health; d (fols. 700-77) correspondence on health and housing issues, May-Oct. 1919, including discussion of visits to Bath and Bristol to visit housing schemes, Belgian refugees, and health services in Wales, and e (fols. 778-80) duplicate of the last order signed by Addison as President of the Local Government Board, on housing improvements in Eccles, June 1919. 780 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 126


G Ministry of Health (June 1919-Apr. 1921), 1890-1951

G1 Ministry of Health administration, staff, and legislation

G1/1 Official, mainly administrative and staff papers, 1917-21

Ministry of Health papers, 1917-21, a (fols. 1-27) correspondence, Dec. 1917-Sept. 1918, with George Cave and William Hayes Fisher discussing the establishment of a separate Ministry of Health; b (fols. 28-110) ’Report to the Prime Minister 3 July 1919’, on the work of the Ministry and the Local Government Board, including papers by Robert Morant and statistics on housing in Wales; c (fols. 111-359) ’Payment of Insurance Practitioners’, printed and other papers, 1919-20, discussing National Health Insurance contributions, including British Medical Association reactions, papers of the Reconstruction Committee, and papers by Robert Morant, and c (fols. 360-408) ’Distribution of business’, papers, 1919-21 concerning early work of the Ministry. 408 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 127

 

Ministry of Health papers, 1919-21, including a (fols. 1-74) ’Numbers and duties of staff’, 1919-21, on estimates, the work of Medical Officers, tuberculosis, maternity and child welfare, and venereal disease; b (fols. 75-101) correspondence, Mar.-Sept. 1919, discussing staffing; c (fols. 102-66) on the role of the Ministry of Health Consultative Councils, Apr.-Oct. 1919; d (fols. 167-80) ’Financial Situation: July 1919’, Cabinet memoranda by Austen Chamberlain and Addison; e (fols. 181-212) ’Economy/Lloyd George’, Aug.-Sept. 1919, correspondence and memoranda from Ministry officials to Addison on parliamentary questions on health issues and staff, with correspondence with Lloyd George on financial and economic aspects of policy, and f (fols. 213-403) papers and minutes, Oct. 1919-July 1920, of the Consultative Council on Medical and Allied Services. 403 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 128

 

Ministry of Health papers, 1919-20, a (fols. 1-34) ’Consultative Council on National Health Insurance (Approved Societies’ Work)’, minutes of meetings, Oct.-Dec. 1919; b (fols. 35-242) ’Welsh Consultative Committee’, minutes, reports and discussion papers, Nov. 1919-Oct. 1920, and c (fols. 243-357) papers concerning appointment of staff and medical officers, 1920, with (fols. 281-328) memoranda by Robert Morant on salaries and staff organisation. 357 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 129

 

Ministry of Health papers, 1919-21, a (fols. 1-46) ’Medical Department: review of present position of work’, summary of work completed by the Chief Medical Officer, George Newman, 1920, including statistics on infant mortality, birth and death rates; b (fols. 47-87) press cuttings on the inadequacy of medical records, 1920-1; c (fols. 88-99) ’Consultative Council on local health administration’, papers, July 1920, with (fol. 100) Ministry of Health Circular 138 to Local Authority Clerks on maternity and child welfare, Nov. 1920; d (fols. 101-16) memorandum on health expenditure, with (fols. 111-16) summary of Ministry of Health work, 1919-21, and e (fols. 117-29) papers concerning the National Health Insurance Joint Committee, Mar. 1921, including discussion of voluntary hospitals and tuberculosis. 130 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 130

 

G1/2 Official correspondence, 1915-21

Ministry of Health correspondence, 1919-21, a (fols. 1-41) relating to housing and the Coalition Liberals, 1919-21, including The Future: Government statement of national needs and national policy, Sept. 1919, and (fols. 15-38) discussion of hospitals, 1920-1; b (fols. 42-80) ’Letters to Lloyd George Oct. 1918-Aug. 1919’, including correspondence with Bonar Law and others, reconstruction press cuttings, and an appeal for Lloyd George to concentrate more on home affairs; c (fols. 81-169) with Austen Chamberlain on health finances, Feb.-Nov. 1920; d (fols. 170-98) with Bonar Law, 1919-20, concerning housing issues including Ministry of Health Bill; e (fols. 199-206) with Sir Alfred Mond and Waldorf Astor, on staffing, and employment of ex-service men, 1919-21; f (fols. 207-38) with Sir Kingsley Wood concerning Local Government Board and Ministry of Health issues, 1919-20, and g (fols. 239-52) with the Scottish Board of Health and Robert Munro of the Scottish Office, 1919-20. 256 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 131

 

Ministry of Health correspondence, 1919, a (fols. 1-116) ’Letters of congratulation on appointment as Minister of Health’, June-July 1919, and b (fols. 117-515) ’Official Letters: 538-865’, carbon copies of official outgoing Ministry of Health letters by Addison, July-Dec. 1919. 515 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 132

 

Ministry of Health correspondence, ’Official Letters: 1-500’, carbon copies of official outgoing Ministry of Health letters by Addison, Jan.-July 1920. 594 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 133

 

Ministry of Health correspondence, 1920-1, including correspondence with a (fols. 1-11) Lord Stamfordham on housing and health issues, Jan.-Apr. 1920; b (fols. 12-27) Austen Chamberlain, Feb.-Mar. 1920, concerning the Census and the Registrar-General’s Department; c (fols. 33-40) Lloyd George on the Coal Debate, and possible strikes, Mar. 1920-Apr. 1921; d (fols. 41-97) Austen Chamberlain, June 1920-Mar. 1921, concerning limitations of spending on housing and health schemes; e (fols. 98-476) ’Official Letters: 1920: 501-771’, carbon copies of Addison’s official outgoing Ministry of Health letters, July-Dec. 1920, and f (fols. 481-673) ’Official letters sent by Addison, Jan.-Apr. 1921 (1-147)’, carbon copies of letters from the time of his leaving the Ministry of Health to becoming Minister without Portfolio, on Ministry of Health issues. 673 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 134

 

Ministry of Health correspondence, 1919-21, including a (fols. 81-189) discussion of nurses’ registration, 1919-20; b (fols. 238-358) ’Death of Sir Robert Morant’, Mar.-Aug. 1920, including correspondence with the family, letters from Morant, and letters of condolence, and c (fols. 435-77) miscellaneous Imperial Cabinet papers, 1921. 491 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 135

 

G1/3 Legislation, 1915-22, and (c. 137) miscellaneous papers, 1914-26

Papers relating to Ministry of Health legislation, 1915-22, a (fols. 1-58) milk legislation, 1915-22; b (fols. 59-166) ’Ministry of Health Bill: Miscellaneous Papers and Letters’, 1917-18, including food legislation, and (fols. 160-6) correspondence with the National Amalgamated Approved Society; c (fols. 167-217) ’Ministry of Health Bill: position of School Medical Service’, Mar. 1921, with discussion of the Tuberculosis Bill, and (fols. 194-217) amendments to the Ministry of Health Bill, Feb.-May 1919; d (fols. 218-61) correspondence on the passage of legislation through the House of Lords, 1919-20; e (fols. 262-301) amendments to legislation and meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Old Age Pensions, Dec. 1919; f (fols. 302-28) ’Representation of the People (No. 3) Bill, 1920’; g (fols. 329-48) correspondence with Lord Edmund Talbot, Mar.-Oct. 1920, discussing the progress of legislation through the House; h (fols. 349-53) copies of correspondence with Lloyd George, 1921, concerning national health insurance, and i (fols. 354-9) correspondence with Edward Shortt, Feb. 1921, concerning the Dangerous Drugs Act. 359 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 136

 

Miscellaneous papers mainly relating to the Ministry of Health, 1914-26, including a (fols. 1-79) maternity and child welfare, finances for housing projects, health services in Lambeth, and cancer cures, 1914-21; b (fols. 80-157) papers, 1919-21, on housing in Lancashire, with Cabinet memoranda by Addison on labour, Dec. 1920, and Parliamentary questions on health and housing issues; c (fols. 158-352) ’Coal and Mining Disputes 1919-21’, papers, including (fols. 327-52) the Manchester Guardian Bulletin, 5-14 May 1926, produced during the 1926 General Strike, and d (fols. 353-489) papers, 1919-21, including memoranda on housing, (fols. 460-89) First annual report of the Ministry of Health 1919-1920: part II: Housing and Town Planning (London, 1920), and (fols. 420-50) health questions to Parliament. 489 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 137

G2 Ministry of Health papers on health issues

G2/1 Medical Research Committee (later Council), 1912-51, and (c. 141) specific illnesses including tuberculosis and influenza, 1918-34

Papers relating to the Medical Research Committee, 1912-15, a (fols. 1-264) papers of the Astor Committee, 1912-13, which decided spending for the Medical Research Committee, including discussion of tuberculosis, and (fols. 218-64) correspondence, mainly with doctors wishing to work for the Committee, with b (fols. 265-325) press cuttings and annual reports, 1912-15. 325 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 138

 

Printed papers relating to the Medical Research Council, 1915-24, including annual reports, and papers of the Industrial Fatigue Board. 459 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 7

 

Papers relating to the Medical Research Committee, 1913-19, including minutes of meetings, papers on research topics, correspondence and (fols. 139-44) plans of Mount Vernon Hospital, London. 377 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 139

 

Papers relating to the Medical Research Council, 1913-51, a (fols. 1-86) correspondence concerning the establishment and early work of the Committee, including discussion of the Departmental Committee on Tuberculosis, Mar.-Aug. 1913; b (fols. 87-137) ’Value of Research’, discussion of medical work carried out during the 1914-18 War, and expenditure for 1915, 1915-19; c (fols. 138-82) ’Correspondence with the Treasury’, 1918-20, with discussions of the use of radium bromide, science and industry and the influenza epidemic; d (fols. 183-96) correspondence with Clifford Allbutt, concerning comparative pathology and animal diseases, 1920, and e (fols. 197-219) minutes of the Medical Research Council, Oct. 1951. 219 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 140

 

Ministry of Health files relating to illnesses, 1918-34, including a (fols. 1-43) the provision of welfare for the blind, 1918-20; b (fols. 44-88) papers of the Interdepartmental Committee on Tuberculosis (Sanatoria for Soldiers), 1919; c (fols. 89-99) influenza and the Medical Research Council, 1919-20; d (fols. 100-203) tuberculosis, with discussion of sanatoria for soldiers and statistics on tuberculosis and influenza death rates, 1919-20; e (fols. 204-37) civilian and military incidence of venereal disease, 1919-21, including discussion of demobilisation; f (fols. 238-52) provision of hospitals and other health and moral issues, 1919-20; g (fols. 294-362) the Government Campaign against tuberculosis and venereal disease, 1921; h (fols. 363-401) the Spahlinger method of treating tuberculosis, 1921; i (fols. 402-33) press cuttings concerning the 1918-19 influenza pandemic, 1921, and j (fols. 434-51) Cabinet memoranda on nutrition by Sir Daniel Hall, 1934. 451 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 141

 

G2/2 Poor Law and Local Government, 1918-30, and (c. 145) League of Nations and miscellaneous papers, 1919-21

Ministry of Health files relating to Poor Law and Local Government, 1918-21, including, a (fols. 1-181) ’Poor Law Infirmaries’, 1918-20, and b (fols. 182-234) printed and other papers concerning local rates for Boards of Guardians and hospitals, 1920-1. 282 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 142

 

Ministry of Health files relating to Poor Law and Local Government, 1920-8, a (fols. 1-14) correspondence with Sir William Howell Davies, Dec. 1920-Feb. 1921, concerning payment of war bonus to local authorities, and Bristol Poor Law Guardians; b (fols. 15-268) ’Poor Law Reform’, discussion papers and minutes, 1921; c (fols. 273-418) ’Poor Law Reform and Local Government: Valuation and Rating’, draft legislation concerning rating and valuations, 1923-8, and d (fols. 404-14) TUC/Labour Party Research document on ’The Reform of the Poor Law’, by Sidney Webb, Dec. 1925. 418 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 143

 

Ministry of Health files relating to Poor Law and Local Government, 1925-30, a (fols. 1-203) ’Local Government - Valuation and rating etc. after 1925-6’, printed and other papers, 1925-8, including Labour Party documents, printed legislation, and papers relating to Swindon, and b (fols. 204-73) notes on conservation and development of town and country planning by George Pepler, 1929, with papers on local authority report on planning in North West Sussex, 1930, and notes on the Government’s proposals for Local Government Reform, 1928. 273 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 144

 

Papers relating to the League of Nations health organisation, and Ministry of Health miscellaneous papers, 1919-21, a (fols. 1-140) papers relating to the League of Nations and the creation of an International Health Organisation, 1919-20, including (fols. 1-16) memorandum advising on the formation of a League health organisation, July 1919, (fols. 17-43) resolutions adopted by the League on an international health organisation, 1920, (fols. 58-127) papers of the International Health Conference held in London, 13-17 Apr. 1920, with lists of recommendations and delegates, and (fols. 128-31) discussion of proposals with the French Minister of the Interior, July 1919; b (fols. 141-203) Ministry of Health papers, 1920-1, concerning infant mortality, birth and death rates, with correspondence on regional medical officers, Nov. 1920, discussion of local rates for health services, Mar. 1921, and maternity and child benefit, and c (fols. 204-333) arrangements for a dinner in honour of Addison, organised by Lord Carson and others, with letters of support for Addison over his health policies, June 1921. 333 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 145

G3 Ministry of Health papers on housing issues

G3/1 Official papers on housing, 1919-34

Ministry of Health papers relating to housing issues, 1919-20, a (fols. 1-49) ’Prime Minister’s Conference with Building Trades, 16 Dec. 1919’; b (fols. 50-171) ’Housing Commissioners’, correspondence with Sir James Carmichael and Robert Morant, concerning appointment of Commissioners, 1919, with (fols. 83-91) ’Housing Board of London’, under the chairmanship of Sir John Tudor Walters, (fols. 95-100) ’Housing Propaganda Advisory Committee’, meetings June-July 1919, (fols. 101-3) memoranda by W.A. [Waldorf Astor] to the President of the Local Government Board concerning problems in the Housing Department, (fols. 104-6) memoranda to George Newman concerning County Medical Officers of Health, and (fols. 107-71) minutes and correspondence of the Advisory Council on housing, 1919; c (fols. 172-260) ’Housing under the Ministry of Health’, various official publications, 1919-20, including papers of the National Town Planning Association concerning the King’s speech on housing, Apr. 1919, and (fols. 221-60) Local Government Board, Manual on the preparation of state-aided housing schemes (HMSO, 1919). 260 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 146

 

Ministry of Health papers relating to housing issues, 1919-21, a (fols. 1-71) Housing, produced by the Ministry of Health Housing Department, July-Sept. 1919 (vol. 1, nos. 1, 3-5), and Apr.-May 1921 (vol. 2, nos. 44-5), with (fols. 51-70) memoranda on the progress of housing schemes, n.d.; b (fols. 72-99) list of members of the Parliamentary Housing Group, May 1919; c (fols. 100-65) papers of the Housing Finance Committee, May-Oct. 1919; d (fols. 166-72) papers of the Health Housing Propaganda Advisory Committee, including discussion of slums, and plan of campaign following passing of Housing Bill, July 1919, and e (fols. 173-286) minutes and papers of the London Housing Board, Sept. 1919-Feb. 1920. 286 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 147

 

Ministry of Health papers relating to housing issues, 1919-24, a (fols. 1-82) ’Housing (G)’, papers collected for statements to the Cabinet on the progress of the Housing programme, 1919-20, including Cabinet papers and Office of Works building schemes; b (fols. 83-136) minutes of meetings 1-30 with the Housing Department, Oct. 1919-July 1920; c (fols. 137-271) minutes of meetings 1-11 with the Housing Departmental Council, Nov. 1919-Feb. 1920, with (fols. 167-271) minutes of meetings 1-20 of the [reconstituted] Housing Council, Sept. 1920-Feb. 1921; d (fols. 273-371) ’Housing up to Addison’s resignation: Housing costs and limitations’, 1920-4, including (fols. 275-304) housing in Liverpool, (fols. 319-43) National Housing and Town Planning Council, 1921, and housing legislation, 1924, with e (fols. 372-401) minutes of proceedings of a meeting of the Parliamentary Housing Group, Mar. 1920. 401 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 148

 

Ministry of Health papers relating to housing issues, 1921-34, a (fols. 1-101) Report of the Departmental Committee on high cost of building working class dwellings, 1921; b (fols. 102-395) ’Housing: notes on the position as it developed after the stoppage in 1921, later proposals 1923-4’, miscellaneous papers on housing policy and organisations, 1921-34, including (fols. 172-201) 1923 Housing Act, and (fols.299-307) Labour Party policy, 1931; c (fols. 396-414) report of proceedings of the Housing Finance Advisory Committee, Mar.-May 1921, and related correspondence, and d (fols. 415-91) ’Housing Policy’, Cabinet papers discussing housing policy, May-July 1921, including, (fols. 427-9) minutes of the Cabinet Finance Committee, June 1921, (fols. 430-67) minutes of the Cabinet and the Conference of Ministers, 1921, and (fols. 468-91) memoranda by Addison to the Cabinet on housing. 491 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 149

 

G3/2 Legislation on housing, 1890-1923, and (c. 154-5) official correspondence, 1919-21

Ministry of Health files relating to housing legislation, 1890-1919, including a (fols. 204-321) ’Cabinet Minutes’, drafts of the Housing Bill, Mar. 1919, Cabinet minutes on housing, (fols. 255-71) report to the Prime Minister by Addison on progress of housing, Nov. 1919, and notes to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Birkenhead; b (fols. 322-63) ’Housing and Town Planning Bill: Lord Downham’s speeches and amendments’, and c (fols. 364-408) amendments to the Housing (Additional Powers) Bill, 1919. 513 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 150

 

Ministry of Health files relating to housing legislation, 1919-23, a (fols. 1-26) ’Housing Bill: Preliminary Bill: Public Utility Societies’, 1919; b (fols. 27-106) ’Housing Bill: Preliminary Work: Town Planning’, 1919-20, including Local Government Board papers; c (fols. 107-201) drafts of a Bill relating to the Housing of the Working Classes, Feb.-July 1919, and Apr. 1923 legislation; d (fols. 205-390) papers, Feb.-Nov. 1919, relating to the second reading of the Housing Bill; e (fols. 391-9) correspondence relating to the Rent and Mortgage Restriction Act and rented accommodation, Feb. 1919, and f (fols. 400-509) ’Housing and Town Planning Council’, papers, May 1919-Jan. 1920, relating to local authority regulations, and negotiations with the Ministry of Health. 509 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 151

 

Ministry of Health files relating to housing legislation, 1920, a (fols. 1-128) Schemes submitted to the Ministry of Health by local authorities and public utility societies up to the 27th March 1920, Cmd. 686 (London, 1920), and Schemes submitted to the Ministry of Health by local authorities and public utility societies up to the 31st July 1920, Cmd. 938 (London, 1920); b (fols. 129-58) ’Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill: Finance’, 1920; c (fols. 159-248) papers relating to the Rent Restriction Acts Committee, Feb.-Apr. 1920; d (fols. 249-308) ’Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, Preliminary Papers’, drafts, June 1920, with (fols. 275-80) Cabinet Housing Committee minutes; e (fols. 309-56) speech given at the second reading of the Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, Aug.-Nov. 1920, and f (fols. 357-83) memoranda discussing the Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, Oct.-Nov. 1920, with (fols. 361-6) discussion of Irish housing. 383 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 152

 

Ministry of Health files relating to housing legislation, 1920-1, mainly to the Ministry of Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, a (fols. 1-271) press cuttings and cartoons, Oct.-Dec. 1920; b (fols. 272-339) the Committee Stage, Nov. 1920; c (fols. 340-71) passage through the Lords, Nov.-Dec. 1920; d (fols. 373-81) notes on the effect of rejection of the Bill on the progress of Subsidy Housing Scheme, Jan. 1921, and e (fols. 382-93) Unhealthy Areas Committee: second report of the committee to consider unhealthy areas (London, 1921). 393 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 153

 

Ministry of Health correspondence relating to housing issues, 1919-21, including a (fols. 1-307) correspondence, (fols. 50-113) ’Lloyd George and Garden Cities’, concerning German and Belgian provision of housing for industrial workers, (fols. 135-69) copies of correspondence from Addison to Lloyd George on housing, and discussion of a Military Service Act, 1919-20, (fols. 170-88) on housing schemes for London and building workers, Mar. 1919-Oct. 1920, (fols. 189-221) ’Housing Bonds’, June 1919-May 1920, (fols. 222-97) with Thomas Macnamara, Ministry of Labour on building labour, unemployment and progression of building schemes, 1919-21, and (fols. 298-307) with the Walsall Town Clerk on housing finance, Jan. 1920, and b (fols. 308-443) correspondence, (fols. 381-96) with the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers on a Housing Conference, Nov. 1919, (fols. 401-3) on the Housing Bonds Campaign, Dec. 1919, (fols. 405-13) with Neville Chamberlain on the report of the Unhealthy Areas Act, and the Birmingham Small Arms Company housing scheme, Feb.-May 1920, (fols. 415-29) on housing in Hastings, 1920, (fols. 430-4) with J.L. Breton, French Minister of Health agreeing to attend the Inter-allied Housing and Town Planning Congress, June 1920, and (fols. 435-42) on private builders subsidy, June-July 1920. 444 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 154

 

Ministry of Health correspondence relating to housing issues, 1919-21, including a (fols. 30-103) with the Ministry of Transport, 1919-20, discussing transport implications of housing policy, and (fols. 89-96) the military venereal disease hospital at Cherry Hinton, Cambridge; b (fols. 104-40) with Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on housing bonds, Dec. 1919-Jan. 1920; c (fols. 141-6) concerning the Housing Appeals Tribunal, Jan.-Feb. 1921, and d (fols. 147-78) with Lord Salisbury, Feb.-Mar. 1921, concerning the construction of chalk-concrete (pisé) cottages. 180 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 155

 

G3/3 Housing schemes and statistics, 1918-21, and (c. 158) miscellaneous papers, 1912-20

Ministry of Health papers relating to particular housing schemes, 1919-21, a (fols. 1-12) ’Returns on the position of local authorities and housing at the end of the war’, n.d.; b (fols. 13-128) ’Cost of Building Materials’, including the Ministry of Health Building Materials Supply Committee, 1919-20; c (fols. 129-32) notes on rating of land values, Apr. 1919; d (fols. 133-271) ’Housing: Cost of sites/houses’, including (fols. 204-36) memoranda on the pisé form of housing construction, 1919; e (fols. 272-99) discussions of housing in Nottingham, Manchester, and the North of England, June-July 1919; f (fols. 306-11) memoranda concerning Government policy on borough extensions, July 1920; g (fols. 331-42) statement to the Prime Minister on housing needs in Lancashire, 1921; h (fols. 343-61) correspondence with Frederick Kellaway MP, Feb.-Mar. 1921, concerning housing provision in Bedfordshire, and i (fols. 362-420) papers of the National Housing and Town Planning Council, Apr.-July 1921. 420 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 156

 

Ministry of Health files relating to housing statistics and construction, and other papers relating to munitions and transport, 1918-21, with a (fols. 2-31) Draft of an National Transport Services Bill submitted by the Railway Clerks’ Association, n.d., and b (fols. 33-8) statement on the position of Shipping in the six months following suspension of hostilities. 269 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 157

 

Miscellaneous Ministry of Health papers relating to housing, 1912-20, a (fols. 1-13) minority report on the building of houses, n.d.; b (fols. 14-240) housing in Shoreditch (Hoxton), Meiklejohn Enquiry, 1912-13, concerning (fols. 14-98) inhabitants, and (fols. 124-240) housing in London boroughs, including London County Council reports; c (fols. 241-87) ’Miscellaneous Materials’, 1919, including rural housing, loans to local authorities, building contracts, and transport; d (fols. 288-370) correspondence and papers on housing issues, 1919-20, including (fols. 290-3) the Sankey Coal Commission, (fols. 294-303) the National Liberal Club, and (fols. 309-17) correspondence with Sir Vincent Caillard of Vickers, and e (fols. 371-409) papers on the employment of staff, the Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 1919, and delays in the housing scheme, 1919-20. 409 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 158


H Minister without Portfolio (Apr.-July 1921), 1921-8

Papers of Addison as Minister without Portfolio, 1921-8, a (fols. 1-157) papers relating to work as Minister without Portfolio, including attacks on Addison’s work as Minister of Health, 1921, with (fols. 133-57) index of letters written and received while Minister without Portfolio, correspondence, and questions in Parliament about Addison’s role and salary; b (fols. 158-257) sample, made by or for Addison, of letters received, Apr.-July 1921, including letters of support, and c (fols. 258-360) miscellaneous printed and other papers, 1921-8, relating to post-war economic and diplomatic relations, including discussion of armaments, disarmament and reparations. 360 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 159

 

Draft minutes of Conferences of Ministers, Jan.-May 1921. 204 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 160

 

Papers relating to Addison’s transfer from Minister of Health to Minister without Portfolio, and resignation from Government, 1921, a (fols. 2-117) letters of support, press cuttings, and notes; b (fols. 118-66) correspondence and papers on appointment as Minister without Portfolio, Mar.-June 1921; c (fols. 183-235) letters of support to Addison and Isobel Addison on leaving Government, July-Aug. 1921; d (fols. 236-80) letters from Addison to his wife Isobel, 17 Mar.-14 July 1921, and e (fols. 286-317) press cuttings describing Addison’s resignation, 15 June-22 July 1921. (See MS. Addison dep. c. 4, fols. 328-64, for dictated diary notes for the period 5 Apr.-14 July 1921). 317 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 161


I Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (1929-31), 1905-51

I1 Official papers, 1928-39 and (c. 165) agricultural legislation, 1929-38

Papers relating to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries issues, 1928-31, a (fols. 1-135) ’Imperial Conference 1930’, Cabinet and other papers, 1928-30, relating to the bulk purchase of Dominion produce, price stabilization, and import boards for wheat, including (fols. 81-8) notes on agricultural legislation, and (fols. 123-34) papers on the involvement of the Cooperative movement in national food organisation and distribution, 1928; b (fols. 136-200) ’Land policy: small holdings’, 1929, with (fols. 159-64) notes on the Land Commissioners’ Conference; c (fols. 201-81) Ministry Education and Research (Agriculture and Horticulture) Division reports, Oct. 1930-July 1931, and papers on animal diseases research; d (fols. 282-341) Ministry and Cabinet memoranda, 1930, relating to the dumping of foreign cereals in Britain, and e (fols. 342-481) ’Industrialists Conference 1930: memoranda and proceedings’, discussions on large scale farming, 1930, with some papers relating to national parks. 481 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 162

 

Papers relating to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries issues, 1930-1, a (fols. 1-40) ’Minister of Agriculture 1930-31’, correspondence and discussion of Lloyd George’s agricultural policies; b (fols. 41-212) papers on the provision of allotments for the unemployed, 1930-9, including Cabinet memoranda, Ministry of Agriculture Central Allotments Committee, Quakers Allotments Committee, and National Allotments Society; c (fols. 213-357) ’Letters of congratulation on being appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries’, 1930, with (fols. 323-57) a selection (made by or for Addison) of letters received as Minister of Agriculture, 1930, and d (fols. 358-423) ’Agricultural Policy: Draft White Paper’, discussions over a proposal to amalgamate English and Scottish agricultural policy, Apr. 1930, with (fols. 386-96, 399-409) discussion of the Draft Agricultural Marketing Bill. 423 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 163

 

Papers relating to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1930-2, a (fols. 1-105) ’Office Conference on Agricultural Policy, 1930: memoranda and discussion documents’, June 1930, including discussion of land acquisition and settlement, local organisation, quota scheme bill, oat and wheat supplies and prices; b (fols. 106-92) memoranda concerning the similarities between Labour and Liberal policies on agriculture, and unemployment, 1931; c (fols. 193-301) ’Agricultural Policy: Miscellaneous memoranda’, 1931, including (fols. 216-39) agricultural policy in Scotland, and marketing, (fols. 229-90) ’Is an agricultural policy feasible?’ by Sir Daniel Hall, and (fols. 291-300) Ministry Committee on National Expenditure memorandum on small holding expenditure, May 1931, with d (fols. 302-401) Government memoranda, press cuttings, and other papers relating to the economic and political crisis of Aug. 1931, 1931-2, including discussions of reduced spending and the resignation of Ramsay MacDonald. 401 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 164

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries papers relating to agriculture legislation, 1929-38, a (fols. 1-328) Labour Party discussion documents on agriculture and land nationalisation, 1928-32, with (fols. 30-263) ’Agricultural Land (Utilization) Act, 1930-31’, discussion of land settlement and unemployed provision, and (fols. 264-328) Labour Party Agriculture Policy Sub-committee discussion documents on tithes, 1936; b (fols. 329-522) Cabinet memoranda and papers on the Land Drainage Act of 1930, with press cuttings, discussions of flooding, the River Great Ouse Catchment Board, and the use of Fen District drainage as a work scheme, 1930-8, and c (fols. 523-54) papers discussing the Agricultural Produce (grading and marking) Amendment Act, 1931, the 1932 Wheat Act, with Parliamentary Labour Party Agricultural Group papers, June 1931. 554 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 165

 

I2 Marketing commodities and marketing legislation, 1929-35, and (c. 169-72) specific crops, 1919-38, including (c. 173-4, d. 8/1) the Egg and Poultry Reorganisation Committee, 1929-38

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries files relating to general marketing issues, 1929-30, a (fols. 1-17) notes by Lord Passfield on setting up a Home Marketing Board, with (fols. 5-17) proceedings of the Conference on Marketing and Import Boards, Nov.-Dec. 1929, and b (fols. 18-358) papers of the Cabinet Agricultural Policy Committee on the Wheat Quota and Marketing Bill, and the Wheat Paper Committee, 1930, relating to quotas for English wheat. 358 leaves.
Addison dep. c. 166

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries papers relating to marketing legislation, 1929-35, concerning the Empire Marketing Board, the National Food Mark, and the 1933 Marketing Act. 203 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 167

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries papers relating to marketing legislation, 1930-1, a (fols. 1-117) ’Agricultural Marketing Act 1930’, and b (fols. 118-480) ’Agricultural Marketing Bill 1931’, drafts of the Bill, with marketing schemes for potatoes, milk, eggs, cereals, and wheat. 480 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 168

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries marketing files concerning policy on specific crops, 1919-38, relating to a (fols. 38-114) beef and cattle; b (fols. 115-49) hops, 1931-2; c (fols. 150-85) 1932 Wheat Bill, with notes on Labour Party policy; d (fols. 186-211) potatoes, 1935-6; e (fols. 212-47) fruit, and f (fols. 248-91) wheat, potatoes, and centralised slaughtering. 291 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 169

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries marketing files relating to specific crops, supplies and prices, 1925-38, including (fols. 16-27) Why food is dear by Addison, (fols. 178-95) memoranda by Addison on the 1925 Report of the Royal Commission on Food Prices, Board of Trade reports, Labour Party policy, 1938, with (fol. 15) press cutting on Addison’s and Dorothy Low’s wedding, 4 Nov. 1937. 326 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 170

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries marketing files, 1930-7, a (fols. 1-217) ’Bacon and barley’, 1930-6, including (fols. 2-102) Report of the Reorganisation Commission for Pigs and Pig products (London, 1932) with (fols. 103-9, 205-16) barley, 1931-6, and b (fols. 218-79) sugar and sugar beet, 1931-7, including Labour Party policy documents by Addison, 1935. 279 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 171

 

Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries marketing files relating to the marketing of milk and the creation of the Milk Marketing Board, 1933-8, including milk production in Scotland and Northern Ireland, Board of Trade papers, with (fols. 2-127) Report of the Reorganisation Committee for Milk (London, 1933). 277 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 172

 

Papers of the Reorganisation Commission for Eggs and Poultry, 1929-35, which Addison chaired from Sept. 1933 to Oct. 1934, including a (fols. 2-114) papers relating to Addison’s appointment as Chairman, including correspondence with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, press cuttings, and letters of congratulation, Oct. 1933; b (fols. 115-43) ’Swindon By-Election: Resigning Chairmanship of Commission, 10 Oct. 1934’; c (fols. 144-214) speeches to the BBC, 1933, and press cuttings from the poultry press, 1933-4, on the Commission, and d (fols. 215-303) minutes of meetings and correspondence, 1934, including discussion of production and of National Mark Egg packing stations, with (fols. 257-78) papers on the Commission in Scotland, and (fols. 279-302) cooperation with Northern Ireland. 303 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 173

 

Papers of the Reorganisation Commission for Eggs and Poultry, 1933-4, a (fols. 1-212) parts 1-4 of a draft report, 1933-4, and b (fols. 213-378) minutes of meetings 1-64 of the Commission, with index of Commission papers, Oct. 1933-Oct. 1934. 378 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 174

 

Printed reports of the Reorganisation Commission for Eggs and Poultry, and of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, with press cuttings, 1935-8. 247 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 8/1

 

I3 Labour Party policy on agriculture, 1920-51

Labour Party printed pamphlets relating to agricultural policy, 1920-37, including a (fols. 1-12, 288-94, 381-8) three by Addison, Why food is dear (London, c.1924), Socialist policy and the problem of the food supply, Socialist League, No. 9 (London, after 1931), and Labour’s policy for our countryside (London, July 1937); b (fols. 331-8) Sir Stafford Cripps, The economic planning of agriculture (London, Sept. 1934), and c (fols. 339-56) A.W. Ashby, The position and problem of the farm worker in England and Wales, International Labour Office (Geneva, 1935). 142 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 8/2

 

Minutes of the Labour Party Agricultural Policy Committees, 1926-37, including discussions of marketing policy, with memoranda by Addison on agricultural policy, and (fols. 28-67) A Labour policy on agriculture, Trades Union Congress and Labour Party, 1926. 334 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 175

 

Files relating to Labour Party agricultural policy, and other agriculture issues, 1930-9, a (fols. 3-31) papers on nutrition, 1936; b (fols. 32-158) papers of the Labour Party Rural Agricultural Campaign under the Chairmanship of Addison and the Scottish Campaign on Agriculture, with (fols. 33-60) The land and the national planning of agriculture, Labour Party, 1932, (fols. 62-87) correspondence with trade unions, and (fols. 117-42) minutes of the Labour Party Agricultural Campaign Subcommittee, Aug. 1938-Jan. 1939; c (fols. 159-93) correspondence with the Film Industry, 1938, concerning the creation of the Academic Film Trust (of which Addison was Chairman); d (fols. 194-378) papers of the Ford Motor Company and the Henry Ford Institute of Agricultural Engineering (Fordson Estates, Addison was on the Board), 1937-9 (see also MS. Addison dep. c. 244, fols. 1-175), and e (fols. 379-450) papers of the National Milk Publicity Council, 1937-9 (Addison was President 1938-9) including discussion of milk pricing, the Milk Marketing Board, and United Diaries, with Labour Party notes on food pricing. 450 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 176

 

Papers relating to agriculture, housing, and milk production, 1932-43, a (fols. 1-56) minutes of the Labour Party Land and Agriculture Reorganisation Sub-committee, 1941, with notes on marketing, and the Cooperative Movement policy on food; b (fols. 57-74) discussions of rural housing in Buckinghamshire, 1943, and c (fols. 75-244) Ministry of Food and Labour Party papers and correspondence discussing milk production and distribution, including the Milk Marketing Board, the Cooperative Movement on milk prices, with papers relating to the Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, and milk production in Buckinghamshire. 244 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 177

 

Pamphlets and papers on Labour Party agriculture policy, agriculture, and housing, 1932-44, including papers on a (fols. 25-49) the Peers’ Group on agriculture under Lord de la Warr, 1943; b (fols. 120-32) National Farmers’ Union, 1943, and c (fols. 157-291) housing policy, 1943-4. 291 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 9

 

Files relating to Labour Party agricultural policy, 1933-8, 1951, a (fols. 1-209) ’Labour Party: Land Campaigns and Schools’, ’Special Land Campaign 1935’, papers relating to arrangements for Labour Party weekend schools on agricultural policy, with Agricultural Campaign Committee minutes, and (fols. 62-209) papers of the Labour Party Rural Agriculture Campaign, 1937-8, including Sub-Committee minutes, and b (fols. 210-316) research notes relating to publication of How the Labour Party has saved agriculture: the story of six great years, produced by Addison in October 1951 for the General Election. See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 228, c. 231. 316 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 178

 

Labour Party Annual Conference and National Executive Committee printed reports and papers, 1935-8. 439 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 10

 

I4 National Parks, 1929-39, and (c. 180-2) miscellaneous papers, 1905-39

Files relating to the creation of National Parks, and the Inter-departmental National Parks Committee, of which Addison was Chairman, 1929-44, a (fols. 1-126) ’National Parks Committee’, papers on public access to common lands, the Forestry Commission, the 1930 Access to Mountains Act, and parks in the Forest of Dean, Lake District, Snowdonia, Peak District, Cornish Coast, and Pembrokeshire, 1929-30, with (fols. 83-126) notes on national park legislation in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Sweden, n.d.; b (fols. 127-270) ’National Parks Committee’, minutes of meetings, with (fols. 198-222) correspondence on the National Trust, (fols. 223-9) Forestry Commission report, 1935, and (fols. 230-70) papers on the creation of a national park in the Cairngorms, and c (fols. 271-90) correspondence with the Standing Committee on National Parks, part of the Councils for the Preservation of Rural England and Wales, Apr. 1939, with (fols. 276-85) notes on a proposed Paramount film on agriculture, n.d., and (fols. 287-90) notes by Sir Norman Birkett for the Standing Committee on National Parks, Dec. 1944. 290 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 179

 

General files relating to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and to the Shipping Industry, 1905-39, relating to a (fols. 1-32) agricultural printed papers, 1905-13; b (fols. 33-159) aspects of land ownership and nationalisation, 1916-37, including (fols. 92-7) The Country Standard, II, no. 6 (Aug. 1937), with article by Addison, (fols. 133-53) memoranda by Leonard Hobhouse on nationalisation, and Labour Party discussion documents; c (fols. 160-94) various agricultural publications consulted by Addison while writing ’What Labour will do for agriculture’, 1930-7; d (fols. 195-225) small-holding provision, and aid for the unemployed, 1931-4; e (fols. 226-470) Addison’s work in the House of Lords, 1933-7, including (fols. 227-62) 1934 Electricity Supply Bill (cuttings), and (fols. 263-303) unemployment and depressed areas; f (fols. 308-442) the Shipping Subsidy Bill, 1934-5, and the Shipping Industry, and g (fols. 471-525) electrification, 1933-9. 525 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 180

 

General files relating to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and other topics, 1934-8, a (fols. 1-95) ’Current Political Topics’, relating to (fols. 2-14) the economy and the tin industry, and (fols. 15-95) nutritional problems including unemployment, teeth, and the Medical Research Council, 1934-6, with b (fols. 96-371) ’Land Settlement Association’, 1934-8. 371 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 181

 

General files relating to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, 1935-8, a (fols. 1-102) statistics on agriculture and labour, 1935-8, including notes by Addison on agriculture, Labour Party notes on world supplies of food to Britain, and discussion of flooding in the Ouse, and b (fols. 103-203) digest of press reports on agricultural policies, 1937-8. 203 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 182


J House of Lords (May 1937-Dec. 1951), 1918-51

Correspondence and other papers, 1918-51, including a (fols. 1-20) press cuttings and correspondence on national health insurance and nurses, and other topics, 1933-9; b (fols. 21-128) ’Miscellaneous Papers 1939-51’, mostly correspondence from Government Ministers, 1941-51, and c (fols. 160-221) papers, 1944-5, including (fols. 181-94) Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1945, and (fols. 195-221) Fabian, Liberal Party, and National Farmers’ Union views on agriculture. 221 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 183

 

Letters of congratulation to Addison on a (fols. 2-65) his engagement to Dorothy Low, July 1937, and b (fols. 66-463) his creation as Baron Addison of Stallingborough, May 1937. 463 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 184

 

Papers, 1937-9, a (fols. 1-195) ’Parliamentary Activity 1937-9’, including (fols. 2-24) arrangements for meetings on health issues in Plymouth, Preston and Coventry, (fols. 25-7) situation in Spain, and (fols. 28-195) discussions on legislation including Poultry Industry Bill 1939, Coal Bill 1938, Ministry of Supply Bill 1939, and Access to Mountains Bill 1939, with b (fols. 196-437) ’Political Current: Personal’, papers on political issues, 1937-9, including Labour Party policy, the Labour Party Food Policy Sub-Committee papers, agriculture, the situation in Czechoslovakia, the Spanish Civil War, and the oil industry. 437 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 185

 

Papers, 1938-51, ’Souvenirs of Office’, programmes, menu cards, invitations and other printed ephemera, including trip to Canada, 1946, and investiture as a Knight of the Garter, July 1948, collected by Lady Addison, 1938-48, and (fols. 192-355) 1949-51. 355 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 186

 

Papers, 1939-45, a (fols. 1-271) papers of the Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, 1939-45, including correspondence with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and press cuttings, with (fols. 118-64) correspondence with the Women’s Land Army, Apr. 1945, and (fols. 165-259) papers of the Peers Group on a Post War Agricultural Policy, 1941-3, and b (fols. 272-435) ’Parliamentary Activity 1940-1’, including (fols. 349-93) the resignation of Lord Strabolgi as Chief Whip, Feb.-Mar. 1941, discussion of agriculture, health issues, and family allowances. 433 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 187

 

Correspondence and papers, 1941-4, a (fols. 1-117) relating to parliamentary work, 1941-4, including discussion of (fols. 1-18) agriculture and egg regulations, (fols. 19-46) aerodrome defence, (fols. 47-60) governors in Singapore and Malaya, and (fols. 89-102) Italy, and b (fols. 118-415) ’Parliamentary Activity 1942-43’, including (fols. 120-335) situation in Singapore and Malaya, and (fols. 388-415) Labour Party agricultural policy, and discussion of (fols. 257-70) education and (fols. 371-87) post-war affairs and broadcasting. 416 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 188

 

Correspondence and papers relating to the ’House of Lords Reform Bill 1948’, including Cabinet memoranda, questions to Parliament, correspondence, legislation drafts, minutes of Party Leaders’ Conferences and other papers, 1943-9. 302 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 189

 

File, ’Political Correspondence’, 1943-50, mainly arrangements for meetings, discussion of business, and thanks for support, including correspondence with Attlee, Mackenzie King, Lord Salisbury, and (fols. 279-89) the National Institute for Medical Research. 318 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 190

 

Correspondence and papers, 1942-50, a (fols. 1-181) miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1942-50, used by R.J. Minney while writing Viscount Addison: leader of the Lords (London, 1958), including (fols. 15-19) visit to Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1945, (fols. 55-64) notes on India and Pakistan by Lady Mountbatten, May-Aug. 1947, (fols. 65-86, 146-65) discussions of House of Lords Reform, (fols. 87-113) groundnut inquiry, Dec. 1949, (fols. 124-45) opening of new House of Commons Chamber, Oct. 1950, and (fols. 166-72) Addison, Socialist policy and problem of food supply, Socialist League (n.d.), with b (fols. 182-426) letters of congratulation on Addison’s elevation to Viscountcy, 7 June 1945, and on his appointments as (fols. 342-400) Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs, Aug. 1945, and (fols. 401-26) Lord President of the Council, 11 Mar. 1951. 426 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 191

 

Papers, correspondence, and press cuttings, 1946-7, relating to Addison’s official visit to Canada as Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs, 4-26 Sept. 1946, including a (fols. 2-40) correspondence with Mackenzie King, 1945-7, with (fols. 15-17) letter from Mackenzie King to Dorothy Addison, Aug. 1946, and b (fols. 215-18, 220-1, 223-9) photographs. 231 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 192

 

Letters of congratulation to Addison, 1946-7, on becoming a (fols. 1-195) Knight of the Garter, 1946, and b (fols. 196-242) on retirement as Secretary of State of Dominions Affairs, and Keeper of the Privy Seal, 12 Nov. 1947, with c (fols. 243-516) ’ Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, India, Pakistan, 1947’, papers, programmes and other memorabilia, mainly on Australia, relating to Addison’s tour as Secretary of State for Dominions Affairs, 14 Aug.-24 Oct. 1947, with (fols. 427-516) press cuttings from Canadian, New Zealand, Indian, and Australian newspapers. 516 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 193

 

Correspondence and papers, 1948-51, a (fols. 1-7) letters from Christopher and Michael Addison, June 1948, concerning a party election broadcast and other interviews in the press by Addison; b (fols. 8-189) ’General Election February 1950’, arrangements for speeches, and party manifestos, with (fols. 154-89) minutes of meetings of the Labour Party National Executive Committee and Ministers at Dorking, May 1950; c (fols. 191-320) ’Political 1950-1’, materials relating to the 1950-1 Parliamentary Session including (fols. 194-223) arrangements for the Shipping Federation Dinner speech given on 23 Nov. 1950, and (fols. 258-320) official engagements, July 1950-May 1951, with d (fols. 321-6) correspondence concerning Tshekedi Khama, 1951. 326 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 194

Tape of speech by Addison given at the Diamond Jubilee Dinner of the Shipping Federation, 23. Nov. 1950 (see MS. Addison dep. c. 194, fols. 194-223); [side 1, units 516-626; original 78 rpm HMV record is MS. Cons. Res. Object 3].
MS. Addison dep. e. 1


K Party and Constituency Papers, 1910-48

K1 Hoxton (later Shoreditch), 1910-48, and (c. 198-201) Swindon, 1920-36

Papers relating to Hoxton, East London, 1910-17, a (fols. 2-72) ’Hoxton Campaign Papers’, election addresses for the January and December 1910 Hoxton Elections, with speeches, and discussions of education (see MS. Addison dep. e. 2 for campaign badges); b (fols. 73-129) printed papers, 1910-17, relating to electoral reform, including referendums and women’s suffrage, Feb. 1912; c (fols. 130-216) papers relating to legislation affecting the trade of street hawkers and costermongers, 1910-12, including correspondence with the Home Office, and Union of City Hawkers (see MS. Addison dep. a. 1, fol. 1 for petition); d (fols. 217-317) papers of the London Carmen’s Union, July-Nov. 1910, and correspondence with them, the National Union of Vehicle Workers and Herbert Samuel concerning mail drivers’ grievances, Dec. 1911-Dec. 1913; e (fols. 318-82) ’Mount Pleasant Employees’, Hoxton constituents’ cases, 1911-14; f (fols. 383-405) correspondence concerning sorters at London Post Offices, 1914-15, and g (fols. 406-85) correspondence with Mary Ward (Mrs. Humphrey Ward), 1913-14, concerning a Parliamentary Joint Advisory Committee on Women, chaired by Sir Charles Nicholson MP, to look into welfare and suffrage issues. 485 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 195

 

Campaign badges, lettered ’Dr. Addison’, with photograph of him, relating to the Hoxton Constituency, during the 1910 Elections. 5 items.
MS. Addison dep. e. 2

 

Papers relating to the Hoxton/Shoreditch Constituency, 1918-19, a (fols. 1-136) ’Letters of congratulation on winning 1918 Election’, and b (fols. 137-267) ’Odd circulars etc. to do with Election, Dec. 1918’, including correspondence with Hoxton/Shoreditch Liberal and Radical Association, the appointment of Addison as Liberal Coalition Candidate, press cuttings, and (fols. 234-67) The reconstruction parliament: a record of its first session, Feb.-Aug. 1919 (London, 1919). 267 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 196

 

Papers relating to the Hoxton/Shoreditch Constituency, 1921-48, a (fols. 1-310) papers, 1921-3, relating to Addison’s resignation from the Government in 1921, negotiations with his constituency Association, and standing in 1922 as an Independent Liberal, with correspondence with the Agent and Borough of Shoreditch Liberal Association, Aug. 1921-Oct. 1922, and (fols. 92-310) papers relating to the November 1922 Election, with b (fols. 311-48) correspondence with the Shoreditch Liberal Association and the Liberal Central Association over the ownership of Cremer House, Shoreditch, July-Nov. 1948. 348 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 197

 

Papers relating to Swindon constituency, 1920-31, ’Swindon Election 1929’, a (fols. 2-27) correspondence with Swindon Labour Party adopting Addison as candidate, Aug.-Oct. 1925; b (fols. 28-100) election addresses and campaign materials for the 1929 General Election, including Labour Party addresses, 1920-9; c (fols. 101-67) correspondence with Swindon Labour Party and constituents following adoption as candidate, 1925-9; d (fols. 168-234) papers relating to Reginald Mitchell Bank’s bill, the Foreign Contributions (Interference with Trade and Industries) Bill, Feb.-July 1927, and e (fols. 235-324) papers relating to constituency work, 1929-31. 324 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 198

 

Papers relating to Swindon constituency, 1929-34, a (fols. 1-192) letters of congratulation on winning Swindon constituency, and on becoming Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, 1929; b (fols. 193-255) papers relating to the 1931 Election including addresses, correspondence on the campaign in Exeter, and press cuttings relating to the financial situation; c (fols. 256-409) Swindon constituency affairs, 1931-4, including correspondence, press cuttings, and Labour Party publications. 410 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 199

 

Papers relating to Swindon constituency, 1931-5, a (fols. 1-67b) letters of commiseration on losing Swindon in the 1931 General Election; b (fols. 68-239) letters of congratulation on winning the Swindon by-election, Oct. 1934, with arrangements for the campaign, and c (fols. 240-312) letters of commiseration on losing Swindon seat in the 1935 General Election. 313 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 200

 

Papers relating to Swindon constituency, 1934-6, a (fols. 1-112) papers relating to the Oct. 1934 by-election, including election addresses, speeches, press cuttings and correspondence, with (fols. 102-12) correspondence with Michael Addison including offers from Oxford students to help in the campaign; b (fols. 114-221) sample chosen by or for Addison, of constituency and campaign correspondence, 1934-6; c (fols. 222-329) papers relating to the 1935 General Election, including addresses, correspondence with the Agent, and constituents’ cases, 1934-5, and d (fols. 330-99) enquiry into causes for the defeat at Swindon in Nov. 1935. 399 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 201

 

K2 Coalition Government, 1919-22

Files relating to Addison’s work for the Coalition Government, Lloyd George and the Coalition Liberals, 1919-22, a (fols. 1-118) ’Coalition Government 1919 -’, papers, 1919-21, including (fols. 36-61) arrangements for the Grand Coalition Meeting held at Smethwick on 18 Jan. 1921 which was addressed by Addison, correspondence, publication of articles in The Lloyd George Liberal Magazine, and (fols. 27-30) ’Economising human life: the trifling cost of a great reform’ by Addison (see also MS. Addison dep. d. 11), with b (fols. 119-73) ’Coalition Government - to 1922’, papers on the ’Geddes axe’ and financial cuts, including Economy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, with (fols. 132-53) Labour and national economy, National Joint Council, TUC and Labour Party, July 1922. 173 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 202

 

Printed papers on the Coalition Government, and housing, 1920-1, including (fols. 11-24) Co-operation or chaos: the Prime Minister’s Address to Coalition Liberals, Westminster Hall, 18 Mar. 1920, (fols. 25-177) The Lloyd George Liberal Magazine, Dec. 1920-Mar. 1921, and (fols. 210-325) 1916-1919: The Lloyd George Coalition in war and peace, 1920, introduction by Sir William Sutherland MP. 325 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 11

 

K3 Labour Party, 1923-45

Papers concerning Addison’s early work for the Labour Party, 1923-6, a (fols. 2-118) his joining the Labour Party, Nov.-Dec. 1923, including attendance at meetings in support of Labour Party candidates in the November 1923 Election, with (fols. 60-7) an explanation by Addison as to why he left the Liberal Party; b (fols. 119-227) his standing as a Labour candidate for South Hammersmith in the 1924 Election, including correspondence with Swindon Labour Party, and memoranda by George Hicks, Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers, on housing problems, and c (fols. 228-89) his campaigning on behalf of the Labour Party in the West Country, 1924-6, including discussion of possible seats. 288 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 203

 

Papers relating to the Labour Party, 1924-37, a (fols. 1-158) miscellaneous Labour Party publications, 1924-7, including (fols. 70-81) Why food is dear, 1925, (fols. 88-91) An exposure of the Government’s Trade Unions Bill, by Addison, as prospective candidate for Swindon, c.1927, and discussions of the 1924 General Election and agricultural policy; b (fols. 159-329) ’Foreign Affairs: War, Disarmament, League of Nations’, 1927-37, including papers relating to the Italian invasion of Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 1935, and the Special Soviet Congress, 1936, with (fols. 272-329) correspondence with the Swindon Branch of the League of Nations Union, 1929, and papers on peace, disarmament, Russia, and China, 1928-9, and c (fols. 330-401) minutes and discussion papers of the Labour Party Finance and Trade Policy Committee, 1931-4. 401 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 204

 

Papers relating to the Labour Party, 1932-8, a (fols. 1-93) ’Labour Party Policy Committees’, discussion papers, 1932-4, relating to future policy and changes to Parliament including minutes of ’the Friday Group’, ’A Labour Programme on Action’, and (fols. 67-93) Housing Committee minutes Dec. 1933-Jan. 1934, with printed papers on Labour policy on slums and housing, and b (fols. 94-240) correspondence and publicity materials relating to meetings addressed by Addison, 1932-8, on the Labour Party, agriculture and other topics. 240 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 205

 

Papers relating to the Labour Party, ’Aircraft/Armaments/ Defence Ministry Labour Party Committee’, 1935-45, a (fols. 2-164) papers on the aircraft industry and the Royal Air Force, with Labour Party policy on arms and disarmament, 1935, and discussion of chemical and other warfare; b (fols. 165-308) Labour Party Air Subcommittee memoranda and other papers on armament supply organisation, the Air Ministry and the Royal Air Force, including discussion of rearmament, the Arms Commission opposing a State monopoly on the manufacture of arms, and correspondence with RAF personnel; c (fols. 309-63) correspondence and memoranda from RAF stations, May-Sept. 1938, on RAF expansion and work, and d (fols. 364-512) miscellaneous Labour Party Publications 1944-5. 512 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 206

 

K4 Committees on which Addison served, 1930-9

Papers relating to Committees on which Addison served, 1930-8, a (fols. 1-275) the Royal Commission on the private manufacture of and trading in arms, 1935, with report by Addison who was a witness, and papers concerning (fols. 59-107) the USA Arms Inquiry, 1934, (fols. 138-25) the Parliamentary Committee on Witnesses, 1934-5, and (fols. 260-75) the Committee of Civil Research: Sub-Committee on the Fishing Industry, 1930, chaired by Addison; b (fols. 276-430) ’Spanish Medical Aid’, 1936-8, including discussion of the Civil War in Spain, and c (fols. 431-60) the House of Lords Select Committee on Road Accidents, 1937-8. 460 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 207


L Miscellaneous political and personal correspondence, 1906-51

General political correspondence, 1906-36, a (fols. 1-16) ’Personal letters from Lloyd George and Asquith, early political correspondence, 1909-13’, including (fol. 8) Lloyd George’s commiserations on death of Addison’s son Paul, Apr. 1912; b (fols. 17-302) ’General/Personal Letters’, sample chosen by or for Addison of letters sent to him on parliamentary and other matters, 1906-36, including (fol. 33) Freemason’s certificate, Mar. 1911, (fols. 43-77) Newton Abbot Urban District Council concerning their market, 1924-5, (fols. 166-7) petition by Munitions workers concerning protection during air raids, (fols. 193-219) correspondence concerning Liberal Party groups, 1916-18, (fols. 220-5) Helen, Duchess of Albany, 1919, and (fol. 259) A.W. Lloyd concerning publication of the cartoon, ’The Overloaded Omnibus’, 1920, with c (fols. 303-414) correspondence, 1918-20, relating to the granting of honours. 414 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 208

 

General political and personal correspondence, 1911-41, a (fols. 1-131) correspondence, 1911-36, including (fols. 2-4) Addison family, (fols. 5-7) Parliamentary Committee of the Co-operative Congress, 1934, and (fols. 96-7) Susan Addison (Addison’s mother), 1911, with (fols. 38-45) correspondence with Rupert Howorth of the Cabinet Office, Lloyd George, and Churchill concerning the deposit of Cabinet Papers, 1934-5; b (fols. 132-202) correspondence, 1938-9, including discussion of Labour Party agriculture policy and national parks; c (fols. 233-302) ’Personal letters to see, 1939-40’, including (fols. 291-8) birthday greetings for Addison’s seventieth birthday, June 1939, and (fols. 299-302) curriculum vitae for his son Christopher Addison, and d (fols. 303-447) ’Correspondence 1940-1’, personal and political correspondence including (fols. 304-27) discussion of land at Hampden, 1938-9, (fols. 329-31) Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, (fols. 403-18) possible German activity in Devon, 1940, (fols. 434-5) the National Milk Publicity Council, 1940, and (fols. 438-46) Professional Nurses and Midwives Conference, 1940. 447 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 209

 

Correspondence and papers, 1939-42, relating to a disciplinary case against Colonel H.F.L. Williams, of the 75th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery; including suggestions for the reorganisation of the army and the defence of London during the 1939-45 War. 632 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 210

 

Personal and political correspondence, 1939-51, including correspondence with members of the Addison family, and (fols. 166-201) concerning presentation copies of A policy for British Agriculture, 1949. 285 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 211

 

Political and personal correspondence, 1940-51, a (fols. 1-285) ’Current letters etc. 1942-44’, general correspondence on Buckinghamshire, and political affairs, including (fol. 239) the Ford Emergency Vans Trust, 1944, and b (fols. 286-450) ’Various personal letters’, personal and political correspondence, 1945-51, including (fols. 289-301) discussions over creation of new Labour Peers, 1945, correspondence following visits to the Dominions, correspondence with family, and (fol. 433) letter from Jawaharlal Nehru, 1951. 450 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 212

 

General correspondence, 1949-51, a (fols. 1-102) ’Honours apart from political’, mainly letters of congratulation on receiving honorary degrees from universities (Sheffield, 1948, Cambridge, 1949, Oxford, 1950), and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, 1951, with b (fols. 103-86) letters of congratulation received on 80th and 81st birthdays, 19 June 1949 and 1950. 186 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 213

 

General correspondence, ’Personal Letters and papers’, 1950-1, letters received while receiving treatment in Bart’s Hospital, a (fols. 2-172) Sept. 1950, including (fols. 57-61, 151-72) letters to and from Dorothy, Lady Addison, and b (fols. 173-489) May-July 1951. 489 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 214

 

General correspondence and papers, May-Dec. 1951, ’Letters not indexed at time of Lord Addison’s death 11 Dec. 1951’, including (fols. 87-105) arrangements for an honorary degree from Liverpool University, Nov. 1951, (fols. 110-19) discussions with Churchill concerning a ministerial pension, and correspondence from colleagues. 136 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 215


M Speeches, 1916-33

This section contains speeches from throughout Addison’s political career, mainly relating to the Ministry of Health and Local Government Board, with some speeches from the Ministries of Munitions and Reconstruction. A few other speeches are included in the files of individual ministries; and in Sections O and Q5, which include speeches and early writings.

 

Political speeches, 1906-19, relating to a (fols. 1-215) the Ministry of Munitions and the Ministry of Reconstruction, mainly 1916-18; b (fols. 216-81) Charing Cross Hospital, Sept.-Oct. 1918, and c (fols. 282-341) the Defence of the Realm (Acquisition of Land) Bill, 1916, cereal production, the sugar industry, and military discipline, 1916-18. 341 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 216

 

Speeches and publications on Ministry of Munitions and Ministry of Health issues, 1914-21, a (fols. 1-112) publications by Addison, including (fols. 2-9) The health of the people and how it may be improved (London, 1914), (fols. 10-42) British workshops and the war (London, 1917), (fols. 47-58) ’The part of the State in the prevention of disease’, Cavendish Lecture, June 1921, (fols. 59-69) address to the Institution of Municipal and County Engineers on housing, Apr. 1919, and (fols. 70-95) lecture at Manchester University on medical knowledge gained during the war and reconstruction, Nov. 1919, with b (fols. 113-97) speech on the Ministry of Health Bill, Feb. 1919, and (fols. 125-96) research notes for a speech on Local Government Board estimates, June 1919. 197 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 217

 

Political speeches, 1919-30, relating to a (fols. 1-289) mainly the Ministry of Health and the Coalition Government, 1920-7, including detailed descriptions of housing schemes, (fols. 2-16) Inter-Allied Housing and Town Planning Congress, 1920, (fols. 29-35) South Wales Sanatorium, July 1920, (fols. 36-40) Smethwick Mass Coalition Rally, Jan. 1921, (fols. 41-50) Worthing housing, Jan. 1921, (fols. 68-89) Teignmouth, Feb. 1927, (fols. 90-140) Hemsworth and Wakefield, Aug. 1921, (fols. 141-280) Slough, Apr. 1923, and (fols. 281-6) Sedgley, July 1923, with b (fols. 290-522) ’Speeches 1920-21’, research materials for Ministry of Health and Local Government Board estimates speeches, 1919-21, with (fols. 488-522) papers concerning arrangements for a speech at Huddersfield on health issues, Apr. 1921. 522 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 218


N Papers relating to Addison’s publications, 1914-39

See also Section Q5, which includes speeches and early writings.

 

Papers relating to publications by Addison, 1922-31, a (fols. 2-226) The betrayal of the slums (London, 1922), (fols. 3-4) correspondence with publishers, (fols. 6-98b) manuscript text of the work, (fols. 99-210) press reviews, and (fols. 211-25) research notes, 1922; b (fols. 227-77) manuscript of Why food is dear (London, 1925), produced for the Labour Party; c (fols. 278-95) copy of The Nation and it’s Food (London, 1929), and d (fols. 296-335) notes for the ’Beckly lecture’ on religion and politics, July 1931, published as Religion and politics: the Social Service Lecture, 1931 (London, 1931). 337 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 219

 

Papers relating to publications by Addison, 1922-8, a (fols. 1-31) correspondence with publishers concerning Politics from within 1911-1918 (London, 1924) 1922, with (fols. 10-12) agreement for Betrayal of the Slums (London, 1922) 1922, and b (fols. 32-254) reviews of Politics from within 1911-1918, 1924. 254 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 220

 

Correspondence, 1924-5, relating to the publication of Politics from within (London, 1924) including correspondence concerning (fols. 2-65) research, and (fols. 66-194) photographic rights, with (fols. 195-444) letters of congratulation. 445 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 221

 

Manuscript of Practical socialism (London, 1926), with (fols. 247-57) press reviews, (fols. 258-60) correspondence with the Labour Publishing Company, and (fols. 261-2) contract, 1927-8. 262 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 222

 

Typescript first draft of volume one of Four and a half years (London, 1934) covering the period 9 June 1914 to 30 Dec.1916, with manuscript annotations. (See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 1-2, d. 1-2.) 545 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 12

 

Typescript draft of volume two of Four and a half years (London, 1934) covering the period 6 Jan. 1917 to 14 Jan. 1919, with manuscript annotations. (See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 3-4, d. 3-4.) 576 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 223

 

Papers relating to the publication of Four and a half years (London, 1934) including (fols. 3-11) contract, (fols. 12-114) correspondence with publishers and concerning photographic rights, and (fols. 115-536) reviews, 1933-4. 536 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 224

 

Papers relating to publications by Addison, 1924-39, a (fols. 1-170) letters of congratulation relating to the publication of Four and a half years (London, 1934); b (fols. 171-279) A revelation of neglect (an appeal to the women of Devon), a Labour Party pamphlet by Addison on children’s health in Devon, n.d., with papers concerning agricultural issues, 1924-31, and c (fols. 280-641) A policy for British agriculture (London, 1939) including (fols. 281-99, 360-401) correspondence with the publisher, Victor Gollancz, and letters of congratulation, (fols. 300-59) research notes including correspondence with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, and (fols. 402-641) reviews, 1937-9. 641 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 225

 

Typescript of A policy for British agriculture (London, 1939), with manuscript annotations, written for the Left Book Club and published by Victor Gollancz, 1939. 449 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 13


O Press cuttings, 1909-50

This section contains press cuttings relating both to Addison’s career, and the 1939-45 War. MSS. Addison dep. b. 1-7 are volumes (bound in leather, some boards and spines detached or missing), charting Addison’s early political career from 1909 to 1921. They also contain photographs, election materials and other documents. MSS. Addison dep. b. 1-6 contain captions by Addison’s Secretary Madge White, who records in MS. Addison dep. b. 5 that due to the large amount of press cuttings collected, from then on (1917-18), cuttings were mainly kept loose in bundles. These bundles correspond to MSS. Addison c. 226/1-2, c. 227/1-5, c. 229, d. 14/1-4, d. 15/1-3. MS. Addison dep. c. 230 also contains some correspondence and photographs. MSS. Addison dep. c. 228, c. 231 contain articles and speeches written by Addison from 1921-51. MSS. Addison dep. b. 8-11, c. 232-5 are scrap-books containing press cuttings relating to the 1939-45 War, and domestic and foreign policy, 1940-6, possibly compiled by Dorothy, Lady Addison.

 

Press cuttings concerning Addison as a candidate and Liberal MP for Hoxton, East London, including election material and photographs, 1909-13. 689 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 1

 

Press cuttings concerning Addison’s work, including discussion of national insurance, health issues, the 1914-18 War, and the Ministry of Munitions, 1913-15. 518 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 2

 

Press cuttings concerning Addison’s work in the Ministry of Munitions, including discussion of trade disputes, liquor control, munition workers, and women workers, 1915-16. 567 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 3

 

Press cuttings concerning Addison’s work in the Ministry of Munitions, including discussion of industrial disputes, and women workers, 1916-17. 808 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 4

 

Press cuttings concerning Addison’s work in the Ministry of Munitions, including discussion of reconstruction issues, and the Local Government Board, May-July 1917, Jan. 1918. 556 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 5

 

Loose press cuttings from Durrant’s Agency, Dec. 1917-May 1919, including discussion of reconstruction issues, planning for the Ministry of Health, the 1918 General Election, constituency affairs, the Local Government Board (1919), and the Coalition Government. Former reference: Box 109 and (c. 227/1-5) 107.

(d. 14/1) Dec. 1917 18 leaves
(d. 14/2) Jan. 1918 281 leaves
(d. 14/3) Feb. 1918 337 leaves
(d. 14/4) Mar. 1918 356 leaves
(c. 226/1) Apr. 1918 684 leaves
(c. 226/2) May 1918 741 leaves
(d. 15/1) Oct. 1918 163 leaves
(d. 15/2) Nov. 1918 232 leaves
(d. 15/3) Dec. 1918 167 leaves
(c. 227/1) Jan. 1919 220 leaves
(c. 227/2) Feb. 1919 270 leaves
(c. 227/3) Mar. 1919 298 leaves
(c. 227/4) Apr. 1919 12 leaves
(c. 227/5) May 1919 300 leaves

MSS. Addison dep. c. 226-7, d. 14-15

 

Two volumes of press cuttings, 1919-21, a (fols. 1-95) 1919-20, including cartoons, mostly concerning the Ministry of Health Bill, and housing issues, and b (fols. 96-1068) Dec. 1920-Mar. 1921, Ministry of Health, including cartoons. 1068 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 6

 

Articles and press cuttings by Addison, 1921-30, on a wide range of topics, including housing, local politics, and Labour Party policy, (fols. 2-145) 1921-2, (fols. 146-271) 1923-6, and (fols. 272-368) 1926-30. (See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 231; c. 178, fols. 210-316.) 368 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 228

 

Volume of press cuttings, Mar.-July 1921, mainly concerning the controversy over Addison’s role as Minister without Portfolio, leading to Addison’s resignation, with index of publications covered. 1030 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 7

 

Loose cuttings relating to Addison’s resignation from the Government in July 1921 over housing policy, July 1921, and (fols. 360-70) Oct. 1921. 370 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 229

 

Press cuttings, 1925-31, a (fols. 1-135) ’Political Controversies’, with correspondence and printed papers, 1925-7, relating to economic policy, trade union legislation, social conditions and Labour Party policy, and b (fols. 136-393) relating to the Ministry of Agriculture, 1930-1, with (fols. 139-44) photographs of pigs and the Royal Show at Warwick, 1931. 393 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 230

 

Articles and press cuttings by Addison, 1931-6, and (fols. 145-285) 1940-51, discussing a wide range of topics including housing, local politics, and Labour Party policy, with some speeches. (See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 228; c. 178, fols. 210-316.) 285 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 231

 

Scrapbooks

Twenty five scrap-books of press cuttings on the 1939-45 War, relating to domestic and foreign policy, Jan. 1940-Oct. 1946.

 

Four scrap-books, Jan. 1940-Apr. 1941. 113 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 8

 

Six scrap-books, Apr. 1941-Jan. 1942. 108 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 9

 

Three scrap-books, with some mention of Addison and the situation in Singapore, Jan.-May 1942. 66 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 10

 

Four scrap-books, Aug. 1942-May 1943. 94 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 11

 

Two scrap-books, May 1943-Jan. 1944. 100 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 232

 

Two scrap-books, Jan.-Oct. 1944. 123 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 233

 

Two scrap-books, Oct. 1944-Aug. 1945. 123 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 234

 

Two scrap-books, concerning the end of the War, and the Nuremberg Trials, Aug. 1945-Oct. 1946. 85 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 235


P Photographs and original cartoons, 1880-1948

Photographs, 1880-1951, a (fols. 2-19) portraits of Addison, c.1900-50, and b (fols. 20-64) early Addison family photographs, c.1880-1930s. 64 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 12

 

Photographs, 1880-1951, a (fols. 1-27) Isobel Mackinnon Gray (Addison’s first wife), c.1880-1920s; b (fols. 35-71) Christopher and Isobel Addison and family, including their son Paul who died c.1912, Michael and Kay’s wedding, 1936, Swindon General Election, 1931, family homes, c.1902-1936; c (fols. 72-90) Christopher and Dorothy Addison at Radnage, c.1937-1951; d (fols. 91-123) official occasions, including coronation of George VI, c.1930s-1951, and e (fols. 124-33) ’Distinguished men’, including Sir Henry Birchenough, Lord Stevenson, Vaughan Nash, Sir Herbert Morgan and Sir Joseph Flavelle, with Madge White (Addison’s Secretary), c.1914-18. 132 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 13

 

Photographs, 1910-47, a (fols. 1-33) visit to Australia, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), and Egypt, 1947, and b (fols. 34-66) miscellaneous photographs, mainly given to Dorothy, Lady Addison, with (fols. 58-66) four Glasgow dinner menus designed by Alexander Macphail, 1910-32. 66 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. b. 14

 

Original cartoons and photographs relating to Addison’s career, 1912-48, (fol. 1) illuminated address from the Union of City Hawkers, Nov. 1912; (fol. 2) address given to Addison, as Minister of Munitions, by the Department of Gun Ammunition Filling, Mar. 1917; (fol. 3) Punch cartoon, by A.W. Lloyd, on ’Dr. Addison and his Housing Bill’, Dec. 1919; (fol. 4) cartoon, ’This home to let’, by Alfred, Feb. 1920; (fol. 5) Punch cartoon by A.W. Lloyd, Addison Bird to John Bullfinch, on house building, Mar. 1920; (fol. 6) cartoon from The Westminster Gazette, Addison and Chamberlain in a fishing scene discussing housing bonds and treasury bonds, by F.C.G. (Sir Francis Carruthers Gould), May 1920; (fol. 7) Punch cartoon by A.W. Lloyd, ’The overloaded omnibus’, Addison to Bonar Law, concerning the Ministry of Health Bill, Nov. 1920; (fol. 8) cartoon, ’The Sacrifice’, Lloyd George, Chamberlain, and the Coalition Government, by F.C.G. (Sir Francis Carruthers Gould), The Saturday Westminster Gazette, July 1921; (fol. 9) photograph of the proclamation of Edward VIII as King, with signatures of the Government, Jan. 1936; (fol. 10) cartoon, ’How Hogsthorpe might have risen to the occasion 69 years ago if the first Minister of Health had been identified’, by M.G., 1938; (fol. 11) photograph of Radnage Civil Defence workers, Buckinghamshire, 1944, including Lady Addison; (fol. 12) cartoon, Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, A Farmer and Stockbreeder Cartoon, by G.D. Machin, c.1945; (fol. 13) photograph of the Buckinghamshire War Agricultural Executive Committee, taken at a lunch in honour of Addison, Aug. 1945; (fols. 14-15) two photographs of the British Commonwealth talks on the Japanese Peace Treaty, Canberra, Australia, Aug.-Sept. 1947; and (fol. 16) cartoon by David Low, ’January Sales: House of Lords Reform Department’, depicting Addison, Lord Salisbury and Quentin Hogg, Evening Standard, July 1948. 16 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. a. 1


Q Personal and family papers, 1883-1980

Q1 Early family papers, and papers of Isobel Addison, 1895-1952

Papers relating to Addison’s family, 1895-1934, a (fols. 3-10) letters written by Isobel Addison to her parents while on her honeymoon, 1902; b (fols. 11-37) letters from Isobel Addison to Addison, 1930-4; c (fols. 38-139) letters from Addison to his family, 1909-33, and d (fols. 140-249) book of quotations, 1895, essays, and poetry, n.d., belonging to Isobel Addison. 249 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 236

 

Papers relating to Addison’s family, 1934-52, a (fols. 1-134) papers relating to the death of Isobel Addison on 22 Aug. 1934, including medical charts, letters from Isobel in hospital, and letters from family and friends to Isobel; b (fols. 135-441) letters of condolence to Addison, 1934, and c (fols. 442-87) miscellaneous papers relating to Christopher Addison, 1938-52, including (fols. 465-87) correspondence with Michael and Kay Addison, 1942-51. 487 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 237

 

Q2 Papers of Dorothy Addison, 1925-80

See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 249-51, which include a copy of Dorothy Addison’s unpublished memoirs ’Looking Glass Land’, n.d. (MS. Addison dep. c. 250, fols. 17-215) and correspondence between Dorothy and Christopher Addison, 1932-51 (MS. Addison dep. c. 251).

 

Papers of Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1925-53, including a (fols. 1-167) miscellaneous papers and correspondence, 1929-51, including (fols. 10-11) article on the Addisons, Oct. 1941, with (fols. 12-167) articles and speeches by Dorothy, and c (fols. 168-358) miscellaneous articles and speeches, 1934, 1950-3, given in Britain and South Africa, by Dorothy. 358 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 238

 

Business papers of Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1952-80, mainly relating to finances, investments and income tax, including correspondence with Lord Milner, her solicitor, with a (fols. 2-13) correspondence with the Cabinet Office Historical Section, 1965-6; b (fols. 47, 62, 150) letters from her son Christopher Addison, 1958-80; c (fols. 220-1) draft will, 1974, and d (fol. 96) letter from Terry Pratchett, 1970. 417 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 239

 

Q3 Papers relating to Addison’s homes and property, 1901-32

Papers relating to Addison family property, 1901-28, a (fols. 2-122) ’Pretty Corner’, Northwood, Herts., built 1905, sold 1920; b (fols. 123-53) ’The Bungalow’, Prestwood, Bucks., with cottages in Hilliard Road, Northwood, Herts., sold 1928, and c (fols. 154-562) Hogsthorpe Farm, Lincs., the Addison family farm, 1902-26. 562 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 240

 

Papers relating to Addison family property, 1920-32, a (fols. 2-209) Murley Grange, Bishopsteignton, Devon, bought 1920, sold 1928-30, and b (fols. 210-36) garage and café at Moretonhampstead, Devon, bought for their son Christopher Addison, 1929. 236 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 241

 

Q4 Papers relating to Addison’s business ventures, 1930-51

Papers relating to Addison’s business interests, 1930-49, including a (fols. 2-25) Victoria Property Society, b (fols. 26-46) Kleentainers Ltd., c (fols. 47-184) Agricultural Advisor for Ford Co. 1941-9, the Ford Emergency Food Vans Trust, and the Henry Ford Institute of Agricultural Engineering (Boreham) (see also MSS. Addison dep. c. 176, fols. 194-378; c. 244, fols. 1-175), d (fols. 185-261) Remon & Stafford (Brod) Ltd., and e (fols. 262-495) Milford Docks Company. 495 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 242

 

Papers relating to Addison’s business interests, 1935-51, a (fols. 1-233) income tax, 1935-49, and b (fols. 234-473) the Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society, 1935-51, including discussion of Government policy on insurance companies and national insurance. 473 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 243

 

Papers relating to Addison’s business interests, 1947-51, a (fols. 1-175) papers, 1947-51, relating to the Boreham Institute of Agricultural Engineering (previously known as the Henry Ford Institute of Agricultural Engineering) including Management Council minutes and correspondence with Lord Perry (see also MSS. Addison dep. c. 176, fols. 194-378; c. 242, fols. 47-184), and b (fols. 176-293) correspondence with Sir Rupert Guinness discussing agriculture, including farming the Elveden Estate, West Suffolk, and the Forestry Commission, 1949-51. 293 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 244

 

Q5 Miscellaneous personal papers, 1883-1960, and (c. 248) papers relating mainly to Addison’s death and biography, 1935-77

See also MSS. Addison dep. c. 249-51 for papers relating to the publication of R.J. Minney’s biography, 1958, and general correspondence, 1930-6.

 

Papers relating to Addison and his family, and to his medical career, 1883-1939, a (fols. 1-40) literary and other papers including, (fol. 5) record of money loaned to Addison by his father while a student, 1886-91, (fols. 11, 21, 29-41) papers relating to Michael Addison, 1914-36, (fols. 13-19) papers concerning dinner in honour of Addison, June 1921, (fol. 20) obituary of F. Percy Low (Dorothy’s father), 1939, (fols. 22-8) Trinity College, Catalogue of library books (1883), (fols. 29-33) Christopher and Isobel Addison’s wedding service, 1902, and b (fols. 42-198) ’Personal Series No. 1’, correspondence, examination certificates and other papers, relating to Addison’s medical career, 1886-1912, including (fols. 51a-b) commission in the First Hallamshire Volunteer Battalion, 1900, with (fols. 127-34) photographs of human organs including first x-ray of the kidney, and (fols. 135-98) articles by Addison on his anatomical and medical research, 1895-1908. 198 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 245

 

Papers relating to Addison’s medical and political career, ’Personal Series No. 2’, 1890-1925, a (fols. 1-89) early articles, speeches, and publications by Addison, 1908-17, discussing medical career, and political issues including health issues, the Insurance Act, elementary schools, and (fols. 58-89) Addison, British workshops and the war (London, 1917); b (fols. 90-223) ’Various old Addresses’, speeches to public meetings, 1907-25, and c (fols. 224-375) ’Early manuscripts’, early articles and poetry, including medical career, 1890s. 375 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 246

 

Printed works, by Addison, relating to his anatomical and medical research, 1898-1904. 113 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. d. 16

 

Papers relating to Addison, 1921-60, a (fols. 1-134) address book, with correspondence and addresses interleaved, and b (fols. 135-278) ’Index to Subject Files’, file sheets outlining Addison’s filing system, with (fols. 249-69) correspondence of Addison and Dorothy, Lady Addison, with the Cabinet Office, 1936-60, concerning Cabinet papers, and (fols. 270-8) correspondence with the Bodleian Library, 1973, concerning deposit of papers. 278 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 247

 

Papers relating to Addison’s death and to R.J. Minney’s biography, Viscount Addison: leader of the Lords (London, 1958), 1935-78, a (fols. 1-193) press cuttings, correspondence, and orders of service including (fols. 13-48) letters to Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1935-60, n.d., (fols. 49-179) reviews of Minney’s biography, 1958-9, and (fols. 180-93) general press cuttings, 1937-63, including the marriage of Addison and Dorothy Low, 1937; b (fols. 194-231) obituaries and orders of service, 1951-3; c (fols. 232-74) papers relating to the placing of the Order of the Garter banner in Radnage Church, 1 Nov. 1953, and d (fols. 275-316) papers relating to the erection of a memorial window at Radnage Church in honour of Addison, 1975-8. 316 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 248


R Papers, mainly of Dorothy, Lady Addison, relating to Christopher Addison, 1895-1960

Papers relating to biographies, 1895-1979, a (fols. 2-108) correspondence, original papers, and copies of papers relating to the life of Christopher Addison, collected by Dorothy, Lady Addison, for work on a biography, 1895-1952; b (fols. 109-493) correspondence between Dorothy, Lady Addison, R.J. Minney, and others concerning Minney’s biography, Viscount Addison: Leader of the Lords, 1952-8, and c (fols. 494-506) draft of final chapter of Portrait of a progressive, the political career of Christopher, Viscount Addison, by Kenneth and Jane Morgan, c.1979. 506 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 249

 

Papers of Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1930-60, a (fols. 1-7) receipts for papers given by Dorothy, Lady Addison, to the Cabinet Office, 1952, and (fols. 8-16) miscellaneous letters to Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1954-60, including (fol. 16) draft letter to Michael Addison, n.d.; b (fols. 17-215) carbon copy of ’Looking Glass Land’, n.d., unpublished memoir by Dorothy, Lady Addison, including information relating to Christopher Addison, with (fols. 216-83, 289-308) notebook and other drafts of literary work, n.d., and (fols. 284-8) correspondence between Dorothy and her family, 1960, with c (fols. 309-44) correspondence between Christopher Addison and others concerning the granting of honours to Harold Michelmore, 1930-6. 344 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 250

 

Correspondence, mainly between Christopher Addison, and Dorothy, Lady Addison, 1932-51. 167 leaves.
MS. Addison dep. c. 251