The Archives Centre acquires its first politician’s collection, the papers of Reginald McKenna

Reginald McKenna was a Liberal politician and Churchill’s predecessor as First Lord of the Admiralty from 1908 – 1911.

McKenna did most of the preparatory work as First Lord of the Admiralty for the naval estimates presented by Churchill in 1912.

The first deposit was received in two official boxes (forming 17 archive boxes): McKenna’s official despatch box, contained most of the Admiralty papers and another a tin box used by McKenna at the Home Office.

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