File Title Request for Access to the Papers of Lord Granville, Former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and William Gladstone, Former Prime Minister, made by Charles F Adams, Regarding Research in Connection with the Treaty of Washington and Geneva Arbitration
Reference FO 1093/42
Date 1 October 1913 - 30 November 1913
Government Department Foreign Office
File Accession Date 24 March 2005


A file of correspondence and memoranda about allowing an American historian carrying out research into diplomatic history access to the papers of the former Foreign Secretary Lord Granville, and the former Prime Minister William Gladstone. The historian, Charles Adams, was carrying out research into the Treaty of Washington and the Geneva Arbitration, for which he desired documentary evidence from the British and the United States governments. The file includes correspondence from Foreign Office officials and from members of the Granville family, approving Charles Adams’s request and discussing details of how to provide him with copies of the requested papers.

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