Public and Political: General: Free Trade and Free Food: Correspondence and memoranda.

Reference code: CHAR 2/11

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Date: 1903

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CHAR 2/11/1 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on Unionist free food meeting at St James's Hall, also on the possibility of his father, Lord Salisbury joining the free food campaign, suggesting that the best approach would be by Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn], with no mention of Cecil. 01 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/11/2-3 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on the formation of a free trade league. 02 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/11/4 Telegram from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, objecting to his letter to Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the Leader of the Opposition, asking him to take no further action without consultation. 30 May 1903
CHAR 2/11/5 Letter from J. St Loe Strachey, Editor of The Spectator, to WSC, on his willingness to back "any Imperialist Free Trade League", even if this meant that the Spectator lost half of its readership. 02 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/11/6-7 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn] to WSC, on preliminary meeting of the Free Trade League, suggesting speakers and guests. 12 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/11/8 Letter from 9th Duke of Marlborough to WSC, regretting that they were at the "parting of the political ways" over his aggressive opposition to the Government's fiscal proposals Pub CV II, Part 1, pp.204-205. 30 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/11/9-11 Letter from WSC to Colonel J. Mitford, setting out his opposition to preferential tariffs [carbon]. 09 Jul 1903
CHAR 2/11/12 Letter from Lord James of Hereford [earlier Henry James] to WSC, agreeing to attend inaugural meeting of Free Food League, but asking for no publicity. 04 Aug 1903
CHAR 2/11/13 Letter from the Unionist Free Food League to WSC, sending receipt for donation of £5 from Samuel Smethurst. 08 Aug 1903
CHAR 2/11/14 Circular letter from F. Manners-Sutton, Secretary, Unionist Free Food League, on attendance at annual conference of National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations. 08 Aug 1903
CHAR 2/11/15-16 Letter from WSC to Thomas Cairns, letter of support for Anti-Food Tax League to be founded in Newcastle-upon-Tyne [carbon, with ms amendments]. 14 Aug 1903
CHAR 2/11/17-18 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on meetings of the Free Food League, advising moderation, particularly in WSC's speech in Birmingham. 27 Oct 1903
CHAR 2/11/19-20 Letter from F. Manners-Sutton, Unionist Free Food League to WSC, on the possibility of WSC speaking at meeting of United Dinner Club in Oxford. 31 Oct 1903
CHAR 2/11/21-23 Letter from Todd & Crone, Stockbrokers, Middlesbrough, to WSC, on his misleading remarks in speech at Birmingham on prices of iron and steel shares in the Middlesbrough Stock Exchange, which did not exist. 12 Nov 1903
CHAR 2/11/24 Letter from the Unionist Free Food League to WSC, on the publication of his Birmingham speech. 19 Nov 1903
CHAR 2/11/25-26 Letter from Todd & Crone, Stockbrokers, Middlesbrough, to WSC, on iron and steel company shares prices. 23 Nov 1903
CHAR 2/11/27 Letter from WSC to Todd & Crone, Stockbrokers, Middlesbrough, on iron and steel company shares prices ms draft, signed by WSC. [Nov 1903]
CHAR 2/11/28-29 Letter from Todd & Crone, Stockbrokers, Middlesbrough, to WSC, on iron and steel company shares prices. 26 Nov 1903
CHAR 2/11/30-35 Letter from Sir Francis Mowatt to WSC, on iron and steel company shares prices, enclosing booklet - Fifteen Years' Record of Highest and Lowest Sales of Active Securities, 1888-1902, published by Todd & Crone, Stockbrokers, Middlesbrough. [Nov 1903]
CHAR 2/11/36-37 List of members of the Unionist Free Food League, annotated by WSC. [Nov 1903]
CHAR 2/11/38-40 Letter from WSC to S. Baden, Postal Telegraph Clerks' Association, giving his opinion of effect of the proposed fiscal reforms on the condition of employees of the Postal and Telegraph service [ms draft]. [1903]
CHAR 2/11/41-42 Letter from WSC to [8th Duke of Devonshire], on the Unionist Free Traders and their future ms draft, signed by WSC, annotated "Not sent". [1903]
CHAR 2/11/43-46 Letter from WSC to the Oldham Standard on his opposition to protective tariffs [ms draft, signed by WSC]. [1903]
CHAR 2/11/47-53 Letter from WSC to The Times, on his opposition to protective tariffs [carbon, with ms annotations]. 09 Jul [1903]