Public and Political: General: Admiral John Fisher: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 2/32

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Date: 1907 - 07 Mar 1910

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CHAR 2/32/1-5 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] to WSC reporting the assertion of J A Spender and his wife that WSC is in a dangerous political position and is "running against the whole Cabinet", and Fisher's response that army reform cannot be stopped. 12 Jul [1908]
CHAR 2/32/6-7 Naval questions: printed letter [by Admiral Sir John Fisher, later Lord Fisher] on the need for economy in the naval estimates. [1907]
CHAR 2/32/8 Printed programme for an inspection of warships and submarines in Portsmouth Harbour [Hampshire]. [Sent with CHAR 2/32/11; duplicate at CHAR 2/32/36]. 29 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/32/9 Cutting: cartoon featuring Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher], his newspaper critics and Admiral Lord Charles Beresford and Admiral Sir Reginald Custance. [1907]
CHAR 2/32/10 Cutting from the Times: speech by Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] the Guildhall Banquet on the state of the Navy. Sent with CHAR 2/32/16. 11 Nov 1907
CHAR 2/32/11 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC enclosing three copies of the programme for an inspection of warships and submarines at Portsmouth Harbour [see CHAR 2/32/8]. 29 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/32/12 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC urging that British sailors should not be sent inland to deal with the strikes and riots in the sugar cane fields of St Lucia [West Indies] and enclosing "a very secret paper.". 27 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/32/13 Letter from Rear-Admiral F S Inglefield (commanding the Fourth Cruiser Squadron, HMS Euryalus, at sea, off Sardinia) to Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] enclosing a letter from Inglefield to the First Lord of the Admiralty [2nd Lord Tweedmouth] praising the performance of the battleship Dreadnought [see CHAR 2/32/14]. Typescript copy. 20 Dec 1907
CHAR 2/32/14-15 Letter from Rear-Admiral F S Inglefield (commanding the Fourth Cruiser Squadron, HMS Euryalus, at sea, off Sardinia) to 2nd Lord Tweedmouth praising the performance of the battleship "Dreadnought". Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/32/13. 20 Dec 1907
CHAR 2/32/16 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC reporting that Admiral Charles Beresford "is doing his best to raise a mutiny", that he has had dinner with F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead], [?Sir Edward] Carson [later Lord Carson], Rufus Isaacs [later 1st Lord Reading] and [?John] Simon, "who I lost my heart to completely", that he (Fisher) has been "slayed" by the King [Edward VII] and others for his speech on the Navy at the Guildhall but that David Lloyd George and Sir Joseph Dimsdale have praised it. Refers to the voyage of HMS Venus to Aden and encloses a letter from Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson [see CHAR 2/32/17]. Typescript copy of this letter at CHAR 2/32/33. 09 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/32/17 Letter from Admiral Sir Reginald Henderson (commanding the Reserves) (Admiralty) to Mr Nicholson on the application [?for promotion] of a Lieutenant Dresser in connection with unarmed vessels of the Uganda Railway. Sent with CHAR 2/32/16. Typescript copy of this letter at CHAR 2/32/35. 03 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/32/18 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC enclosing "the Sancta Sactissima papers" [on defence policy]. 18 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/32/19 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC reporting that he has had to keep clear of WSC and David Lloyd George and referring to his problems at the Admiralty. Hopes Lloyd George will make a declaration in favour of maintaining the Navy's maritime supremacy. Typescript copy of this letter at CHAR 2/32/34. 13 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/32/20-21 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] to WSC inviting him to an Admiralty tour of inspection to Portsmouth [Hampshire], Osborne House [Isle of Wight] and Dartmouth [Devon]. Refers to "this benefice agitation" and complains about a letter written by Arthur Lee. 08 Jul 1908
CHAR 2/32/22-26 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC on Hugh Arnold-Foster's antipathy to the Army Council and his desire for a secret alliance with WSC. 11 Jul 1908
CHAR 2/32/27 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC asserting that there is no margin for cuts in the naval estimates. 28 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/32/28-29 Letter from Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] (Admiralty) to WSC thanking him for his letter containing "Cabinet revelations" and proposing that the four extra Dreadnoughts should be named after WSC and David Lloyd George. 04 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/32/30 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] on Reginald McKenna's suggestion in Cabinet that WSC had been guilty of improper behaviour by discussing naval policy with Fisher. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 04 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/32/31 Letter from Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (Kilverstone Hall, Thetford, [Norfolk]) to WSC thanking him for his letter, urging the Government to take the opportunity for reconciliation with the Irish Nationalists and urging the Liberal majority to stay united. 07 Mar 1910
CHAR 2/32/32 Letter from 1st Lord Fisher [earlier Sir John Fisher] (Kilverstone Hall, Thetford, [Norfolk]) to WSC referring to his (Fisher's) position on the Defence Committee, asking after Edward Marsh and criticising the Government for losing most of its majority [in the recent General Election], thereby endangering its existence. 02 Mar 1910
CHAR 2/32/33 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/32/16. 09 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/32/34 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/32/19. 13 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/32/35 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/32/17. 03 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/32/36 Printed programme for an inspection of warships and submarines in Portsmouth Harbour [Hampshire]. 29 Apr 1907