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Reference code: CHAR 1/29

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Date: 1901

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Correspondents include Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman; George Buckle; Lord Rosebery (8); Lord Cromer (2); Arthur Balfour (2), Lord Charles Beresford; W St John Broderick (later Lord Midleton) (2); Sir Ernest Cassel; Sir William Vernon-Harcourt (2); Hugh Arnold-Forster; Sir Felix Semon; Austen Chamberlain; Lord Curzon; W T Stead; James Pond; Lord James of Hereford; Aylmer Haldane; Lord Morley (6); Sir Edward Grey (later Lord Grey of Fallodon) (2); The Duke of Devonshire; Walter Long (3); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson; Sir Michael Hicks-Beach (later Lord St Aldwyn); Lord Balcarres; Joseph Chamberlain (2); Edward Russell; H G Wells (2); General Sir Ian Hamilton.

Subjects include Maiden Speech in House of Commons, Army Reform; Patronage; South Africa.

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Reference Record Date
CHAR 1/29/1-2 Letter from Guy Murchie, attorney of Winston Churchill, (the American author) to WSC, on incorrectly delivered post. 11 Jan 1901
CHAR 1/29/3 Letter from Goldwin Smith to WSC, on WSC's writing. 17 Jan 1901
CHAR 1/29/4 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman MP, to WSC, congratulations on maiden speech in the House of Commons. 18 Feb 1901
CHAR 1/29/5 Card from John Cumming Macdonald MP, Palace Chambers, Westminster, to WSC, congratulations on maiden speech in House of Commons. 18 Feb 1901
CHAR 1/29/6 Letter from George Buckle, (Editor of The Times) to WSC, on report of WSC's maiden speech in The Times. 20 Feb 1901
CHAR 1/29/7 Letter from Lord Rosebery, 38 Berkeley Square, London, to WSC, declining invitation to preside at WSC's lecture in St James' Hall, and offering congratulations on maiden speech in the House of Commons. 20 Feb 1901
CHAR 1/29/8 Letter from Lord Cromer to WSC, congratulations on maiden Speech in the House of Commons. 27 Feb 1901
CHAR 1/29/9 Letter from Lord Charles Beresford, HMS Ramilles, Syracuse, to WSC, apologies for not being able to preside at WSC's lecture in Portsmouth, with tribute to Lord Randolph Churchill. 07 Mar 1901
CHAR 1/29/10 Letter from Arthur Balfour, (First Lord of the Treasury) to WSC, on the Rev A Redman's claim to the living of Leesfield, Lancs, (in the gift of the Crown), and offering congratulations on House of Commons speech. 13 Mar 1901
CHAR 1/29/11 Letter from St John Brodrick, Lord Midleton, War Office, to WSC, on Army reforms. 30 Mar 1901
CHAR 1/29/12 Letter from Sir Ernest Cassel, Althorp, Northampton, to WSC. 01 Apr 1901
CHAR 1/29/13 Letter from Sir William Vernon-Harcourt, 20 Queen Anne's Gate, to WSC, on WSC's proposed amendment to the War Office's "Army Scheme". 24 Apr 1901
CHAR 1/29/14 Letter from Hugh Arnold-Forster to WSC, on WSC's amendment to the War Office "Army Scheme". 30 Apr 1901
CHAR 1/29/15 Letter from Sir Felix Semon to WSC, on WSC's difficulty on pronouncing the letter "s", recommending that he should consult Harry White. 11 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/16 Letter from Sir Austen Chamberlain, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, to WSC, on the military estimates. 12 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/17 Letter from Lord Curzon to WSC, congratulations on successful start to parliamentary career. 13 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/18 Letter from Sir William Vernon-Harcourt to WSC, congratulations on House of Commons speech on Army reform. 14 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/19 Letter from W T Stead to WSC, congratulations on House of Commons speech on Army reform. 14 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/20 Letter from James Pond to WSC. 14 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/21 Letter from Lord James of Hereford to WSC, congratulations on House of Commons speech on the Army reforms, also on the appointment of magistrates in Oldham. 15 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/22 Letter from F S Parry, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, to WSC, on the Rev. Joseph Wilkinson of Oldham. 21 May 1901
CHAR 1/29/23 Letter from Sir Aylmer Haldane to WSC, suggesting meeting. 30 May [1901]
CHAR 1/29/24 Letter from Lord Morley to WSC, declining dinner invitation. 17 Jun 1901
CHAR 1/29/25 Letter from Lord Grey of Fallodon to WSC, declining dinner invitation. 22 Jun 1901
CHAR 1/29/26 Letter from The Duke of Devonshire to WSC, declining dinner invitation. 29 Jun 1901
CHAR 1/29/27 Letter from Standard Bank of South Africa to WSC. 04 Jul 1901
CHAR 1/29/28 Letter from Walter Long to WSC, agreeing to meeting. 18 Jul 1901
CHAR 1/29/29 Letter from Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson, Governor of Natal, to WSC, on South Africa. 23 Jul 1901
CHAR 1/29/30 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, inviting the "Hooligans" to visit him at Mentmore. 24 Jul 1901
CHAR 1/29/31 Letter from Lord Cromer to WSC. 26 Jul 1901
CHAR 1/29/32 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, on the success of the "Hooligans'" visit to Mentmore. 06 Aug 1901
CHAR 1/29/33 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, inviting the "Hooligans" to visit Mentmore. 09 Aug 1901
CHAR 1/29/34 Letter from Lord Grey of Fallodon to WSC, dinner invitation. 16 Aug 1901
CHAR 1/29/35 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, recommending books. 05 Sep 1901
CHAR 1/29/36 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, on WSC's visit to Dalmeny House, Edinburgh. 23 Sep 1901
CHAR 1/29/37 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks-Beach to WSC, on his visit to Oldham. 08 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/38 Letter from Lord Balcarres [later 27th Lord Crawford and Balcarres] to WSC thanking WSC and saying that it would be very helpful if WSC were able to come. Signed manuscript. 15 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/39-40 Letter from Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies], (Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham), to WSC, urging him not to publicly criticise the Government and military authorities over the management of the war in South Africa. Chamberlain states that there should be a practical division of authority between civilians, soldiers and heads of individual departments, but adds that he agreed with much of what WSC said, and was working in the same direction. He comments that even if Britain had generals like Marlborough and Wellington, he did not think that they could do much better than the present leadership in such a war, remarking on attempts to counter small detachments of Boer troops, and a larger force led by Louis Botha. Chamberlain speculates on reverting to a Roman-style dictatorship, warning Churchill that if the Government made such changes as he was suggesting without proper consultation, it would "bring about wholesale resignations and a state of anarchy", and adds that over-hurry was as bad as over-caution. Finally he comments on the discontent of South African loyalists, saying that they were never satisfied and should be willing to make the same sacrifices as the mother-country, "in purse as well as in person". 15 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/41 Letter from William Pooley to WSC, on injuries to boy who was knocked down by WSC's car in Rochdale. 15 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/42 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks-Beach to WSC, on his speech in Oldham. 17 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/43 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, congratulations on speech ? at Oldham. 18 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/44 Letter from WSC to [Rochdale Police], on accident involving his motor car and a small boy in Rochdale [copy]. 21 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/45 Letter from J George Ingham to WSC, on accident involving Ingham's son and WSC's car in Rochdale, thanks for gift of £5. 16 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/46 Letter from Lumley & Lumley, Solicitors, to WSC, on the Garron Towers jewels. 28 Oct 1901
CHAR 1/29/47 Letter from Lord Russell to WSC, invitation to speak in Liverpool [incomplete]. [1901]
CHAR 1/29/48 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, on WSC's speech in Leicester on 23 October on the Boer War. 10 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/49 Letter from Arthur Balfour (First Lord of the Treasury) to WSC, on the possibility of appointing the Rev. J H Waddington to a Crown Living. 10 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/50 Letter from W St John Brodrick, Lord Midleton, War Office, to WSC, on South Africa, and on WSC's membership of the Oxfordshire Hussars. 16 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/51 Letter from Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies], (Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham), to WSC, apologising because he would not be in Birmingham to meet WSC on 4th-5th December, as he had to attend the City Luncheon to the Prince and Princess of Wales in London instead. Chamberlain regrets that he would not be able to talk to WSC, and asks WSC to let him know if the date of his visit changed. 16 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/52 Letter from Robert Whittaker to WSC, letter of introduction for his brother [not named]. 17 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/53 Letter from Lord Morley to WSC, dinner invitation. 18 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/54-55 Letter from H G Wells to WSC, on his books Anticipation and The First Men in the Moon, and on the difference in class between Wells and WSC. 19 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/56 Letter from H G Wells to WSC, agreeing to meeting. 21 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/57 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton to WSC, on the Boer leaders Partially pub. CV II, Part 1, p.99. 24 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/58 Letter from Lord Morley to WSC. 24 Nov 1901
CHAR 1/29/59 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC. 02 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/60 Letter from Lord Morley to WSC, accepting dinner invitation. 02 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/61 Letter from Lord Long to WSC, on WSC's remarks about Long in speech at Hanley on 28 November. 03 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/62 Letter from Lord Long to WSC. 05 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/63 Letter from Lord Morley to WSC, recommending that he should read Poverty: A Study of Town Life by Seebohm Rowntree. 12 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/64 Letter from WSC to Lumley & Lumley, Solicitors, on Lady Randolph Churchill's finances, [typed copy]. 17 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/65 Letter from Lord Morley to WSC. 22 Dec 1901
CHAR 1/29/66 Letter from William Sowerby to WSC, on the Boer War. [1901]