Catalogue description Cabinet Office: Washington (Disarmament) Conference, Minutes and Memoranda

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Reference: CAB 30
Title: Cabinet Office: Washington (Disarmament) Conference, Minutes and Memoranda
Description:

This series contains minutes and memoranda of the Washington Conference on Disarmament and on Pacific and Eastern questions held between November 1921 and February 1922, and its various committees, together with minutes and circulated papers of the British Empire Delegation.

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Date: 1921-1922
Arrangement:

Mostly chronological within subject arrangement

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Cabinet Office, 1916-

Physical description: 33 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1964 Cabinet Office

Accruals: No future accruals expected.
Administrative / biographical background:

The Washington Conference was called in November 1921 to discuss the twin issues of naval disarmament and diplomatic relations in the Far East and Pacific. In February 1922, the British Empire, USA, France, Japan and Italy signed a treaty for a ten year naval holiday on the construction of capital ships. A nine-power treaty was also signed on China, continuing the American 'Open Door' policy. The British delegation was led by Arthur J. Balfour.

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