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CHAR 2/136/1 Letter in French from S Gichou (Vers-en-montagne, Jura, [France) to WSC on WSC's electoral campaign and his personal influence in fostering amicable relations between Britain and France. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/2-3 Letter from Sir Ernley Blackwell (Home Office) to WSC on S Maddick's claim for compensation for his internment between 1915 and 1919. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/4 Letter from [WSC] to [Sir Alan Burgoyne] thanking him for his letter offering his services as parliamentary secretary [see CHAR 2/136/5] but expressing the view that he (WSC) is unlikely to be offered a post in the Government "as owing to the size of the majority it will probably be composed only of impeccable Conservatives", and adding that in any case there is someone else he is bound to consider first. Praises Burgoyne's work for the Navy before the war. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/5 Letter from Sir Alan Burgoyne (Finchers House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire) to WSC offering his services as parliamentary secretary and referring to the sweeping Conservative election victory and the increase in his own majority [in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire]. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/6 Letter from [WSC] to James Erskine expressing the belief that he [WSC] will not be included in the new Government and that some way must be found of developing the "remarkable political aptitudes" of Erskine's son, Keith Erskine. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/7-8 Letter from James Erskine (7 Eccleston Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his success of the previous night [at the Constitutional Club Dinner] and passing on the request of his son, Keith Erskine, that he be considered for a post on WSC's staff should an opening arise. 04 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/9 Letter from [WSC] to W Gavin stating that he sees no chance [of his becoming Minister of Agriculture]. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/10 WSC urging him, at the insistence of Edward Strutt, to become Minister of Agriculture. 03 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/11 Letter from [WSC] to Andrew Gibb expressing regret that Gibb did not succeed [in the Hamilton Division of Lanarkshire, Scotland] but adding that the election would have been a good educational experience of Gibb and that the Conservatives need young candidates like him in seats "where there has been so much rowdyism". Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/12 Letter from Andrew Gibb (44 Devonshire Street, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his kind message, congratulating him [on his election for the Epping Division of Essex], hoping that he gets high office in the new Government and referring to his own electoral experience [in the Hamilton Division of Lanarkshire, Scotland]. 02 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/13 Letter from [WSC] to [J R MacDonald] thanking him for his congratulations and promising to bring his suggestion [for the combatting of Bolshevist propaganda] to the notice of the Unionist Office. Carbon typescript copy. 06 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/14 Letter from J R MacDonald (Conservative Club, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his election for the Epping Division of Essex and enclosing CHAR 2/136/15-17. 04 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/15-17 Letter from J R MacDonald (Conservative Club, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC arguing that the growing support for Bolshevism among the working classes in Britain should be combatted by a film showing the evils which that creed has produced in Russia. Sent with CHAR 2/136/14. [04] [Nov] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/18 Letter from [WSC] to [Lieutenant-Colonel John Dodge] suggesting that he send Dodge's letter [see CHAR 2/136/19-20] to the Unionist Central Office and hoping that better arrangements will be made at the next election to unite the anti-Socialist forces. Carbon typescript copy. 05 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/19-20 Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel John Dodge, Conservative Candidate for Mile End [London] (Central Committee Rooms, Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Square [London]) to WSC asking him to use his influence to ensure that in the next election the Conservative candidate for Mile End should have a straight fight against the Socialist MP John Scurr because the presence of a Liberal candidate as well splits the anti-Socialist vote. Encloses CHAR 2/136/21 and CHAR 2/136/22. 04 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/21 End Division [London] most often since 1886 and that therefore voting Conservative is the best way to defeat Socialism. Printed. Sent with CHAR 2/136/19-20. [Oct] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/22 Circular letter from Robert Solomon, the Liberal candidate for the Mile End Division [London] (198 Mile End Road, [London]) claiming that the Socialists are the puppets of those who wish to make a revolution and that only a vote for him, rather than for the Conservative candidate [Lieutenant-Colonel John Dodge], will defeat them. Sent with CHAR 2/136/19-20. Annotated by Dodge denying the statement that he (Dodge) had admitted that he had no chance. 27 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/23 Letter from [WSC] to Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth MacKenzie Foss (61a Longridge Road, Earls Court, [London]) thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2/136/24-25] and promising to consider it. Carbon typescript copy. 06 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/24-25 Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel Kenneth MacKenzie Foss (61a Longridge Road, Earls Court, [London]) to WSC asking him to take up the cause of retired Navy, Army and Civil Service officers, the value of whose pensions has been eroded as a result of actions by the Labour Government. 27 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/26 Letter from Leopold Amery (112 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC asserting that WSC has "a wonderful opportunity for creative finance" as Chancellor of the Exchequer, asking to talk with him about the Wembley Exhibition and other issues and arguing that the Government ought to make immediate announcements about Singapore, the Economic Conference Resolutions and the Geneva Protocol. 09 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/27-28 Letter from Sir Robert Horne [later Lord Horne of Slamannan] (59 Pall Mall, London) to WSC correcting WSC's apparent impression that he (Horne) had a grievance over WSC's appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, declining WSC's offer to make a case for him to Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] and noting that " F E" [1st Lord Birkenhead, earlier F E Smith] is "full of his new job" [as Secretary of State for India]. 10 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/29 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/136/27-28. [Nov] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/30-34 Letter from Hazel, Lady Lavery (5 Cromwell Place, [London]) toWSC regretting that WSC seems to be backing Ulster against the Irish Free State on the boundary question, from which some in Ireland have concluded that an attempt is being made to evade the carrying out of the Irish Treaty, although Lady Lavery has tried with some effect to restore the confidence of WSC's Irish friends. Encloses CHAR 2/136/35 as an example of the misrepresentation of the Irish situation which hinders the achievement of lasting peace. Also incloses the speech by Kevin O'Higgins at the Irish debating society in Oxford [see CHAR 2/135/107-130]. 10 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/35 Cutting from [the "Daily Mail"]: editorial calling for an early report from the Irish Boundary Commission and supporting Ulster against the territorial claims of the Irish Free State. Sent with CHAR 2/136/30-34. [10] [Nov] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/36 Envelope with note referring to CHAR 2/136/30-34. 11 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/37 Letter from [WSC] to Sidney Vesey declining the invitation to a dinner [in the Northwich Division of Cheshire] and asking to postpone the dinner at the Junior Carlton Club until the following year. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/38 Letter from Sidney Vesey (Unionist Central Office, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (Chartwell) inviting him to speak at a dinner in the Northwich Division [of Cheshire] and asking whether he can attend the Junior Carlton Club committee dinner. 11 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/39 Letter from [WSC] to Arthur O Fisher thanking him for his congratulations on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer] and promising to bear in mind the points he has made in his letter [see CHAR 2/136/40]. Carbon typescript copy. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/40 Letter from Arthur O Fisher (Wanley House, Eastergate, Chichester, [Sussex]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer and hoping that he will return to the gold standard, relieve the tax burden on the middle classes, and curb "the overpaid socialistic Board School teachers" who are "turning out young Socialists wholesale and automatically". Suggests that if the "dole" were paid out early each morning the current apparent unemployment would be reduced by thirty per cent. 08 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/41 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Captain A V Banks, honorary secretary of the Junior Imperial and Constitutional League, South Paddington Branch, enquiring whether WSC's acceptance of the invitation to become a vice-president of the branch would involve any obligations and duties. Carbon typescript copy. 14 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/42 Letter from Captain A V Banks, honorary secretary of the Junior Imperial and Constitutional League, South Paddington Branch (35 Queens Road, Bayswater, [London]) to WSC inviting him to become a vice-president of the branch. 30 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/43 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to S V Hammond (c/o Post Office, Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand) conveying WSC's thanks for his letter [see CHAR 2/136/44-45] and informing that WSC [has been made Chancellor of the Exchequer]. Typescript carbon copy. 17 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/44-45 Letter from S V Hammond (c/o Post Office, Courtenay Place, Wellington, New Zealand) to WSC asserting that all builders, like himself, should vote Conservative and urging WSC to take his place with the Conservative Party. 13 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/46 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to R J Scott (Walton Hotel, 45 Shepherd's Bush Green, [London]) conveying WSC's thanks for his congratulations and his regret that he cannot avail himself of Scott's offer of his services [see CHAR 2/136/47-48]. Carbon typescript copy. 17 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/47-48 Letter from R J Scott (Walton Hotel, 45 Shepherd's Bush Green, [London]) to WSC (11 Downing Street) congratulating him on this return to Parliament, offering his services, as he is at present unemployed, and referring to his war service with the first contingent of Canadians in France. 13 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/49 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Commander Sir Walter Windham (Royal Automobile Club, [London]) conveying WSC's thanks for his congratulations on his appointment [as Chancellor of the Exchequer] and his declining of Windham's offer of service [see CHAR 2/136/50] because he already has a full staff of workers. Typescript carbon copy. 17 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/50 Letter from Commander Sir Walter Windham (Royal Automobile Club, [London]) to [WSC] congratulating him [on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer] and offering his services. 01 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/51-52 Letter from Sir Philip Sassoon (Air Ministry) to WSC thanking him for helping him obtain the post [of Under-Secretary of State for Air] and expressing delight about his job and about the fact that he is working with WSC. 17 Nov [1924]
CHAR 2/136/53 Letter from [5th Lord Rosebery] (38 Berkeley Square, [London]) thanking him for his letter, looking forward to seeing him, expressing pleasure that WSC is in the same office as Lord Randolph Churchill and his love for the country [the Chartwell area] where WSC is now living. 17 Nov [1924]
CHAR 2/136/54 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to S Maddick (45 Ash Road, Horfield, Bristol) informing him that WSC cannot see that he can do anything to help him [in his claim for compensation for his wartime internment]. Carbon typescript copy. 17 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/55 Letter from B C H Andrews (89 Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher mentioning that he is a friend of James Masterton-Smith and asking for an interview with WSC. Annotated that WSC does not wish to give an interview. 29 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/56 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to B C H Andrews (89 Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale, [London]) stating that WSC is too busy to give personal interviews and suggesting that Andrews writes about the matter he has in mind. Carbon typescript copy. 18 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/57-59 Letter from S Maddick (45 Ash Road, Horfield, Bristol) to WSC describing the mistakes he thinks were made in the handling of his claims for compensation for his wartime internment and for a reward for his idea of a "floating fort". Annotated: "advised by Sir Ernley Blackwell not to reply". 18 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/60 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to the secretary of the National Liberal Club informing him that as WSC has accepted office in a Conservative government he feels it his duty to resign from the Club. Carbon typescript copy. 21 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/61 Note from Lieutenant-Colonel P B Bramley (24 Tregunter Road, The Boltons, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher referring to CHAR 2/136/62-77. 22 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/62-77 Speech by Lieutenant-Colonel P B Bramley attacking Socialism, Communism and Bolshevism and recommending support for the Conservatives. Delivered during the general election at Luton [Bedfordshire], Chelmsford [Essex], Grimsby and Scunthorpe [both Lincolnshire]. Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/78 Letter from E Bannister (8 Inkerman Road, [London]) to [WSC] asking him to send some points to help him with his speech on "the failure of Ramsay MacDonald as Prime Minister". Annotated: "no". 24 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/79 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to J A Beamont (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) asking him to send copies of the letters from him to WSC to which he claims not to have had replies. Carbon typescript copy. 24 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/80 Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to CSC asking whether letters sent by him to WSC have been received and referring to his son. 18 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/81 Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher thanking her for her letter [see CHAR 2/136/79] and promising to reply after he has finished window cleaning. 25 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/82-83 Letter from Theodore Woods, Bishop of Winchester (Farnham Castle, Surrey) to WSC describing the purpose of the forthcoming Christian conference on Life and Work in Stockholm [Sweden] and asking for a contribution to the expense of the British delegation. Annotated: "no". 27 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/84 Letter from [WSC] to Charles Grey (175 Piccadilly, London) thanking him for his letter [see CHAR 2/136/85-86] and referring to the difficulty and responsibility of his (WSC's) task [as Chancellor of the Exchequer]. Typescript carbon copy. 27 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/85-86 Letter from Charles Grey (175 Piccadilly, London) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer] and enclosing a copy of the "Aeroplane" [not present] in which he praises WSC's promotion of aviation. 24 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/87 Letter from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (Claridge's Hotel, Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris, [France]) to WSC stating that he will tell his newspapers to support WSC when he begins negotiations for the repayment of the debts owed to Britain by France and Italy and that he has instructed them "to go slow on the food question". Asks WSC to advise his son, Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere], to go travelling. Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/88 Letter from 1st Lord Rothermere [earlier Sir Harold Harmsworth] (Claridge's Hotel, Avenue de Champs-Elysees, Paris, [France]) to WSC stating that the presence of WSC and other friends of Rothermere's in the new Government will mean that criticism in Rothermere's newspapers will be tempered. Refers to the inevitability of Esmond Harmsworth [later 2nd Lord Rothermere] getting a job. [Nov] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/89 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Lily Blake expressing WSC's regret that he cannot be of any assistance to her [in her financial troubles]. Carbon typescript copy. 01 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/90-92 Letter from Lily Blake, widow of a former member of the Fourth Hussars, to WSC describing her financial difficulties and asking for assistance. 24 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/93 Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher explaining that he has injured his thumb so has not been able to reply to an earlier letter. 01 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/94 Letter from Mary Adelaide Broadhurst, honorary president of the National Political League (Bank Buildings, 16 St James's Street, London) to WSC enclosing and commenting on CHAR 2/136/95. 03 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/95 Pamphlet: "Report on the state of Palestine during four years of civil administration submitted to the Mandate Commission of the League of Nations through H E the High Commissioner for Palestine by the executive committee of the Palestine Arab Congress." Sent with CHAR 2/136/94. 06 Oct 1924
CHAR 2/136/96 Letter from [WSC] to John Leaning and Sons [chartered surveyors] (28 John Street, [London]) stating that he has placed the matter about which they wrote to him in the hands of the Minister of Agriculture [see CHAR 2/136/97-98]. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/97-98 Letter from [WSC] to Edward Wood [later Lord Irwin and Lord Halifax] (Ministry of Agriculture) passing on Information from John Leaning and Sons [chartered surveyors] about Italian factories, one of which 3rd Lord Leicester is trying to introduce into Norfolk, which will have important consequences for British agriculture. Carbon typescript copy. 04 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/99 Letter from Marjorie Leslie [later Marjorie, Lady Leslie] (Paris, [France]) to WSC urging him to meet Colonel Logan, the United States government observer and head of the Reparations Committee, when WSC comes to Paris. 06 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/100 Letter from [WSC] to [Ethel] Lady Desborough on a tax question relating to a charity with which Lady Desborough is connected. Carbon typescript copy. 09 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/101 Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher reporting that he has badly injured his elbow, enclosing CHAR 2/136/102-103, referring to letters from him to WSC which apparently were not received, and offering to meet WSC or Fisher in secret to discuss the issues raised by his letters. 11 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/102-103 Letters, dated 26 Sep and 31 Oct, from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to WSC declaring his belief in a conspiracy to undermine the Empire, accusing the Labour Government of being the tools of the conspirators, and commenting on the results of the general election with reference to the need for unity in facing this danger. With annotations by Beamont, 12 Dec. Sent with CHAR 2/136/101. 26 Sep 1924 - 12 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/104 Letter from [5th Lord Rosebery] (The Durdans, Epsom, [Surrey]) to WSC on an "impudent" letter sent to WSC. 15 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/105 Letter from Edward Spears (Little College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC reporting that he has had a satisfactory interview with F Stanley Jackson, who has advised him about when to make his declaration in favour of the Conservatives, and thanking WSC for his help in clearing up the misunderstanding. 16 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/106 Note from [Clarice Fisher] to Edward Marsh asking him to reply to the letters of [J A Beamont]. 16 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/107 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to J A Beamont (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) acknowledging receipt of CHAR 2/136/101 and CHAR 2/136/102-103. Carbon typescript copy. 16 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/108 Letter from [Edward Marsh] to J A Beamont stating that WSC received his letters and the pressure on his time has prevented him acknowledging them sooner. Carbon typescript copy. 17 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/109 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to Leonora de Karatieff (10 Hubert Road, St Julian's Avenue, Newport, Monmouthshire, [Wales]) acknowledging receipt of CHAR 2/136/110-111 and CHAR 2/136/112-117. Carbon typescript copy. 23 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/110-111 Letter from Leonora de Karatieff, the English wife of a Russian nobleman (10 Hubert Road, St Julian's Avenue, Newport, Monmouthshire, [Wales]) to [WSC] enclosing CHAR 2/136/112-117, referring to the sufferings of her relations in Russia at the hands of the Bolsheviks and stating that she would be glad if WSC "could devise some means to get rid of the Bolshies.". 20 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/112-117 Memorandum [by Leonora de Karatieff, the English wife of a Russian nobleman] describing the general discontent in Russia with the Bolshevik regime and arguing that Britain could easily defeat the Bolsheviks in war and that the people would welcome being under British rule because it would enable Russia's vast economic potential to be realised. Argues that France, Germany, the United States, Japan and the League of Nations could not justifiably protest against Russia becoming a British colony, which "would be the beginning of the creation of only One Empire, and Peace on Earth." Sent with CHAR 2/136/110-111. [20] [Dec] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/118 Letter from [Clarice Fisher] to J A Beamont (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) explaining that his letters have been passed to Edward Marsh. Carbon typescript copy. 24 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/119 Note by [Clarice Fisher]: "further correspondence in 1925 box". [1925]
CHAR 2/136/120 Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher on acknowledgements of his letters by Miss Fisher and Edward Marsh. 21 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/121 Letter from Leonard R Tosswill (Southwood, Pinner, [Middlesex]) to [WSC] enclosing a proof of WSC's statement on the England versus New Zealand rugby match [see CHAR 2/136/123] for approval. 29 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/122 Letter from J A Beamont, hatter and hosier (245 Battersea Park Road, [London]) to [Clarice] Fisher asking her to return the rough drafts of a letter from him to WSC, acknowledging that WSC must be very busy and reporting that his thumb and elbow are still giving him pain. 28 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/123 Proof of a statement by WSC on his interest in the tour of the New Zealand rugby team and his belief that sport served a good purpose in bringing together men from every part of the Empire. Sent with CHAR 2/136/121. [Dec] [1924]
CHAR 2/136/124-126 Letter from WSC to Lord Carson [earlier Sir Edward Carson] (Cleve Court, Minster, Thanet, [Kent]) on: some "damaging admissions" by Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith]; the need to preserve the Government's unity by keeping discussion of fiscal policy "within limits which everyone can understand"; the current opportunity to "steady" Egypt and India and consolidate the social structure at home; the improving economic situation; WSC's efforts to reduce direct taxation; housing; the possibilities of contributory insurance; WSC's belief that by 1929 the benefits of Government policies ought to be apparent enough to secure them a second term; the forthcoming visit to Chartwell of Carson and Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour]. Carbon typescript copy. 31 Dec 1924
CHAR 2/136/127 Cataloguing note referring to CHAR 2/136/128-132. c 1987
CHAR 2/136/128 Letter from Lord Haldane [earlier Richard Haldane] (28 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, [London]) to WSC inviting him to dinner. Annotated: "accepted for Monday 8.30". 22 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/129 Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) to WSC hoping that he will attend the dinner to Sir Archibald Salvidge, expressing the wish to see him and congratulating him [on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer]. 21 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/130 Letter from ? German (89 Cosweston Street, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC enclosing CHAR 2/136/132 for WSC's use in case he ever writes a biography of Thomas Gibson Bowles. 10 Nov 1924
CHAR 2/136/131 Note referring to CHAR 2/136/132. [1924]
CHAR 2/136/132 Letter from Thomas Gibson Bowles (Netley Cliff, Southampton) to Mrs Ridgway on his forthcoming marriage and his "last flare-up at Darlington" [County Durham]. Sent with CHAR 2/136/130. 17 Dec [1875]