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CHAR 2/93 Public and political: papers relating to the 1917 inquiry into the large commissions paid as a result of Admiralty orders being placed with the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of the United States.

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CHAR 2/93/1

Note by WSC (Ministry of Munitions) to Edward Marsh: "for my blue box".

1 folio
[1917]
CHAR 2/93/2-3

Letter from J G Butcher (House of Commons) to WSC (41 Cromwell Road) describing the activities of the committee appointed to enquire into the large commissions paid by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of the United States to agents in Britain on orders placed by the Admiralty and asking WSC to attend the committee to give evidence. Encloses related papers [see CHAR 2/93/4-9]. Signed typescript.

2 folios
12 Mar 1917
CHAR 2/93/4-6

Parliamentary questions by William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] on the need for an inquiry into the large commissions paid in 1914 by the [Curtiss Aeroplane Company] of the United States to a representative in Britain to secure Admiralty orders. Typescript copies. Sent with CHAR 2/93/2-3.

3 folios
22 Nov 1916
CHAR 2/93/7-8

Extracts from Admiralty papers relating to a large order placed with the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of the United States. Typescript copies. Sent with CHAR 2/93/2-3.

2 folios
28 Feb 1915 - 03 Mar 1915
CHAR 2/93/9

Minute by WSC (as First Lord of the Admiralty) on the need for wartime Admiralty contracts to "stand the severe subsequent parliamentary scrutiny to which they will certainly be subjected." Initialled typescript.

1 folio
12 Feb 1915
CHAR 2/93/10

Letter from Oswyn Murray (Admiralty) to WSC enclosing a summary of papers relating to the placing of Admiralty orders with the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of the United States [see CHAR 2/93/11-14] and promising to obtain a copy of the evidence of Captain Murray Sueter.

1 folio
24 Mar 1917
CHAR 2/93/11-14

Summary of papers [compiled in Mar 1917] relating to the placing by the Admiralty of a large order with the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of the United States. Sent with CHAR 2/93/10.

4 folios
24 Aug 1914 - 02 Apr 1915
CHAR 2/93/15

Letter from Sir William Graham Greene (Admiralty) to WSC enclosing a copy of WSC's evidence before the Air Department Committee [see CHAR 2/93/16-38].

1 folio
31 Jul 1917
CHAR 2/93/16-38

Evidence given by WSC to the Air Department Committee inquiring into the placing of Admiralty orders with the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of the United States. Sent with CHAR 2/93/15.

23 folios
29 Mar 1917