I gratefully acknowledge the assistance of individuals and institutions who facilitated my research and helped in the production of this study. In particular I am indebted to the following who gave permission to read or quote from the unpublished private papers listed in the bibliography: the University of Birmingham Library, the British Museum, the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, Cambridge University Library, the Churchill Archive Centre, Cambridge University, Mr Richard Leach, for access to biographical notes on his grandfather, William, The House of Lords' Record Office, Middlesbrough Central Library, the Public Record Office and Salop County Record Office.
Special thanks are reserved for the late Dr Dick Richardson, University of Teesside, for his patient supervision and guidance, Professor David Dilks, University of Hull, for his encouragement and support and Dr David Whittaker, University of Teesside, for his gallant proof-reading.
Last, but by no means least, I am indebted to my husband and sons, without whose patience and tolerance the work could never have been completed.
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Publication information: Book title: Britain and the Problem of International Disarmament, 1919-1934. Contributors: Carolyn J. Kitching - Author. Publisher: Routledge. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1999. Page number: viii.
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