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Correspondence, memoranda and other papers relating to the Defence Schemes Malaya...
Photographic copies of memoranda circulated to the Cabinet to the end of 1916 compiled from various official and private sources...
Correspondence and papers accumulated by Lord Hankey during his career in public service which ended in 1942...
Letter from Lord Fisher to Hankey sending correspondence with H. Asquith and W.S. Churchill on naval operations at Dardanelles (29pp).
Includes memoranda by Hankey on Dardanelles operations and Cabinet papers on military operations written by Hanket, Lord Selborne and Lord Kitchener (159pp).
Includes memorandum by Hankey on his visit to Dardanelles and copies of his letters to A. J. Balfour, Lord Kitchener, Sir Ian Hamilton and Admiral J. de Robeck (98pp).
Copies of letters from Hankey to H. Asquith, A. J. Balfour and Gen. E. Swinton concerning his visit to Dardanelles and the British offensive at Suvla Bay on 6 August 1915 (74pp).
Papers concerning strength of Allied forces in Mediterranean, including correspondence with Sir Edward GRey, K. Lyon, Lord Kitchener, and C. Heathcote-Smith.
Papers mainly concerning Dardanelles, including correspondence with H. Asquith, A. J. Balfour, Lord Selborne, C. Heathcote-Smith and Gen. C. E. Callwell, and report of conversation with Gen. Walker, Commander of 1st Australian Division (56pp).
Copies of letters from Hankey to H. ASquith, A. J. Balfour, Lord Fisher, S. S. Long and Sir Alfred Keogh concerning supplies for Dardanelles Campaign (12pp).
Papers concerning the Dardanelles Campaign, including a memorandum by Hankey on preparations for a winter campaign and correspondence with H. Asquith, Sir William Birdwood, Gen. C. Callwell and Admiral R. J. B. Keyes (177pp).
Papers concerning the War and the Dardanelles Campaign, including a memorandum by Hankey on future military policy at the Dardanelles and correspondence with H. Asquith and A. J. Balfour (55pp).
Papers mainly concerning Dardanelles Campaign, including manuscript on origin and initiation of Joint Naval and Military Attack on Dardanelles on 25 April 1915 (159pp).
Papers concerning Dardanelles Campaign, including memorandum and evidence of Hankey to Dardanelles Commission (180pp).
f.70. 17 May 1917 - Note by Hankey on question of communicating documents to Australian Prime Minister.
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Includes letters of Hankey to A. J. Balfour, D. Lloyd Gorge and Lord Curzon concerning mandates, capital ships, Hankey's involvement in Yap incident at 1919 Peace Conference, proposals of Meighanon Dominions and foreign policy and cipher communications with Dominions (121pp).
Correspondence of Hankey with D. Lloyd George, Lord Curzon, Sir Auckland Geddes, E. Grigg and T. Jones concerning Washington Conference, including references to Singapore and Hawaii naval bases, A. J. Balfour, Lord Beatty, Admiral E. Chatfield, G. F. Pearce and Sir John Salmond (155pp).
Papers concerning circulation of documents to Dominions, belligerent rights and Anglo-American relations (136pp).
Includes minutes of meetings with Admiralty, War office and Air Ministry prior to trip and correspondence with S. Baldwin, L. Burgis and Sir Edward Harding. Refers particularly to Australian concern about adequacy of Singapore Naval Base (47pp).
The diary is mainly a record of activities, but inclues summaries of discussions. There are reference to Hankey's visits to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Newcastle and Wellington and to Sir George Pearce, R. G. Menzies, R. A. Parkhill, J. A. Lyons, E. G. Page, M. Shepherd, R. G. CAset, Sir Francis Hyde, J. G. Cobbe and G. W. Forbes (Partly in pencil) (100pp).
Correspondence concerning tour of Australia and New Zealand, Dec 1933 - April 1935. Papers concerning proposal for Hankey to visit Australia to advise on local defence, conversation with Air Commodore R. Williams, air cooperation in local defence, exchange of civil servants between U.K. and N.S.W., arrangements fpor tour, discussions with Japan on naval armaments, notes on Australian defence, discussions with New Zealand authorities, report by Hankey on political impressions of Australia (37pp), report to Gen. J. Dill on Australian defence matters (20pp) and press reports of tour. Correspondents include S. M. Bruce, R. G. Casey, J. A. Lyons, Sir James Rae, F. Shedden, E. T. Crutchley, R. Williams, Sir Clive Wigram and Sir George Pearce (233pp).
Correspondence between Hankey and Sir George Pearce, July-Aug. 1934. There is also a file of papers sent by Pearce, including a memorandum on Australian defence policy (April 1931), remarks by the Australian Chiefs of Staff on C.I.D. Paper 372C, a policy speech of the Minister of Defence (Sept. 1933), explanatory memorandum on the 1933/34 estimates, a reply to the Western Australian Case for Secession referring to the consequences for defence, and notes by the Chief of the Naval Staff on Hankey's visit (June 1934) (144pp).
Letter F. Shedden (Melbourne) to Hankey concerning his trip (3 July 1934) and enclosed a paper written at the Imperial Defence College in 1929 on the principles of Imperial defence with special reference to Australia (131pp).
Papers concerning Hankey's Australian tour, including 1929-31 report of Munitions Supply Board, minute on the place of the Munitions Supply Board in the Defence organisation, notes on Australian defence and its relation to Imperial defence, list of officers to be met, note by Chief of General Staff on policy and organisation of Australian Military Forces, notes on Royal Australian Navy, memorandum on local defence of Australian ports, notes on Royal Australian Air Force and on civil aviation and memoranda of Chemical Defence Board (120pp).
Report by Hankey on aspects of Australian defence (15 Nov. 1934), notes of meeting of Australian Defence Committee attended by Hankey (Oct. - Nov. 1934), paper by Hankey on Higher Organisation for Defence in Australia (7 Nov. 1934), revision of Committee of Imperial Defence Paper 249C on coast defences, and copies of letters of Hankey to Sir Isaac Isaacs, J. A. Lyons, R. A. Parkhill, J. R. MacDonald and M. R. Shepherd (141pp).
Miscellaneous correspondence, including letters from Earle Page and the Acting Base Commandant at Sydney, Nov. 1934 (5pp).
Roneoed copies of reports by Hankey on Australian defence and correspondence with L. Burgis concerning copies sent to S. Baldwin, Sir Edward Harding, and the British Chiefs of Staff, Nov. - Dec. 1934 (49pp).
Correspondence and papers concerning the invitation to Hankey to visit New Zealand, report by Sir. W. Sinclair-Burgess on defence of New Zealand (Aug. 1933), composition of New Zealand Committee of Imperial Defence (Nov. 1933), closer cooperation of Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, and composition of New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Correspondents include Sir James Parr, Gen. J. Dill and Sir W. Sinclair-Burgess (125pp).
Roneoed copies of papers given to Hankey by Sir W. Sinclair-Burgess, letters of Hankey to Sir Edward Harding giving impressions of New Zealand and to J. R. MacDonald on discussions on New Zealand defence, notes on proposal that New Zealand should send battalion to Singapore, and letter from G. W. Forbes thanking Hankey for his visit to New Zealand (147pp).
Minutes and papers of proceedings of various post-war international conferences and of less formal meetings with representatives of foreign governments...