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Date: 31 [Jan] 1904 - 23 May 1904

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CHAR 2/16/1 Letter from H Collins, Organiser, National Movement of Conservative Working Men to WSC, praising stand against the taxation of food. 01 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/2 Letter from Walter Williams, Cardiff & District Free Trade League, to WSC, on prospects for meeting to be addressed by Lord George Hamilton on 19 Feb, and asking for date when WSC and Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] might visit. 31 Jan 1904
CHAR 2/16/3 Letter from John Churchill to WSC, sending letter from Liberal Candidate in the Mid-Hertfordshire By-Election, asking if WSC would address meeting in St Albans. 01 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/4 Letter from Herbert Simpson (former Corporal South African Light Horse) to WSC, asking for tickets for the House of Commons on a day he was likely to be speaking. 03 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/5-6 Letter from F H P Creswell to WSC, on the Chinese labour question in South Africa, enclosing cutting from the Johannesburg Star. 03 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/7-9 Letter from J M Neuburger to WSC, criticising the Colonial Office's policy in South Africa, enclosing printed memorandum Reflections on Joseph Chamberlain's Transvaal Policy. 03 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/10 Letter from WSC to Sir Alexander Acland-Hood [later 1st Lord St Audries], Government Chief Whip, sending copies of correspondence with the Prime Minister on the withdrawal of the Conservative Whip Ms copy by A. Anning. 04 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/11 Letter from John Sandars, P.S. to the Prime Minister to WSC, giving permission for the publication of correspondence between WSC and Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] on the withdrawal of the Conservative Whip, also commenting on Balfour's health, which was much improved. 10 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/12 Letter from Edward Rosslyn Mitchell to WSC, congratulations on speech on free trade in Edinburgh. 05 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/13 Letter from Robert White to WSC, on free trade. 05 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/14 Letter from James Wanklyn to WSC, anger at Churchill rebuking him for "shouting people down" in the House of Commons, "if I have any more impertinence from a young man like yourself, I shall know how to deal with it", also expressing disgust at WSC's use of words such as "lie, quack, charlatan, weak and dangerous" of Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] and Joseph Chamberlain. 05 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/15 Letter from G Martin to WSC, thanks for signed photograph, expressing opposition to protective tariffs. 06 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/16 Letter from Albert Hobson to WSC, on the possibility of him standing, as a free trade candidate, with Liberal support, in Central Sheffield [Yorkshire]. 16 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/17 Letter from William Clegg to WSC, on the possibility of him standing, as a free trade candidate, with Liberal support, in Central Sheffield [Yorkshire]. 06 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/18 Letter from Alfred Haserick to WSC, asking for appointment to see him, commenting on magazine article from South Africa, accusing WSC of breaking his parole when escaping from the Boers in 1899. 07 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/19-20 Letter from Thomas Cook to WSC, sending resolutions of Burnley & District Chamber of Commerce [Lancashire], on the need to increase the supply of cotton. 09 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/21 Letter from Ralph Cobbold to WSC, support for stand over fiscal policy. 10 Feb [1904]
CHAR 2/16/22 Letter from James Pirie to WSC, offering to pay his expenses in connection with address to Young Scots Society in Aberdeen. 11 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/23 Letter from R W Maude to WSC, asking for two tickets for the House of Commons on 16 Feb. 08 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/24-25 Letter from W T Sanders to WSC, asking for advice on voting in the forthcoming General Election, as a Conservative Free Trader he could not support a Conservative who was in favour of Joseph Chamberlain's reforms, nor could he vote for a Liberal, as with the exception of free trade, he was opposed to their policies. 11 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/26 Letter from Percy Bunting to WSC, asking for article on the Free Trade Unionist position annotated "regret". 11 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/27 Letter from Walter Williams, Cardiff & District Free Trade League, to WSC, thanks for recommending Hon. Arthur Elliot as a speaker. 12 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/28 Letter from Pall Mall Fashions Publishing Co. to WSC, asking for recent photograph [annotated "send"]. 13 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/29 House of Commons Voting List on John Morley's amendment to motion on the King's Speech opposing protective tariffs the free traders lost by 276 votes to 327. 15 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/30 Letter from Alfred Haserick to WSC, on South Africa, also asking for help in obtaining post as Near or Far Eastern correspondent of a "good" newspaper. 16 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/31 Letter from Bron Herbert to WSC, congratulations on speech in Debate on the Address, expressing disappointment that the Government had won by 51 votes. 16 Feb [1904]
CHAR 2/16/32 Letter from Alfred Emmott to WSC on free trade. 18 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/33 Letter from D. MacGregor Mitchell to WSC, conveying thanks of Young Scots Society for successful meeting in Aberdeen [Scotland]. 18 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/34 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] to WSC, on Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron and 1st viscount)]. 19 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/35-36 Letter from T C Horsfall to WSC, praising stand over free trade, congratulations on speech at Free Trade Hall, Manchester. 20 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/37-38 Letter from Major-General Harcourt Bengough to WSC, on War Office reform, enclosing cutting , letter on the subject to the Morning Post. 20 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/39 Letter from William Clegg to WSC, on success of meeting to discuss WSC possibly standing in Central Sheffield [Yorkshire]. 22 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/40 Letter from Lord Goschen to WSC, regretting that he could not speak in Oldham, as he had already agreed to address Manchester Free Trade League in Manchester or Blackburn. 24 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/41-42 Letter from Colonel Arthur Lynch to WSC, thanks for the generous spirit he had displayed during Lynch's imprisonment, stating admiration for WSC's brilliance, and wishing him well for the future Lynch was Irish Nationalist MP for Galway, and Colonel of Irish Brigade serving with the Boers, he was disqualified from the House and convicted of high treason in 1903, sentenced to death, which was commuted to life imprisonment. He was released in 1904, and given a free pardon in 1907. 26 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/43-44 Letter from H. Locke to WSC, on the Chinese Labour question in South Africa, enclosing cuttings from the Johannesburg Star. 27 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/45 Letter from Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood] to WSC, sending articles from The Pilot, on free trade, a "well written and well edited" paper with sound views on the fiscal question, stating that he had invested as much as he could afford in the paper, and hoping that WSC would bring it to the attention of someone who was rich enough to help it. 27 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/46-47 Letter from Alfred Hobson to WSC, on possibility of WSC standing as a Unionist Free Trader in Central Sheffield [Yorkshire]. 27 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/48-52 Letter from Tom Garnett to WSC, praising stand over free trade, congratulations on speeches in Manchester and Preston [Lancashire]. 28 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/53-54 Letter from WSC to Arthur Lynch, thanks for letter of 26 Feb, stating that although he was opposed to Lynch taking his seat in the House of Commons, political offenders should not be treated as ordinary criminals, expressing shock at terrible sentence, and pleasure that Lynch had regained his liberty [ms copy by A. Anning]. 29 Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/55 Letter from J. Andrews Manning to WSC on the Chinese labour question in South Africa. Feb 1904
CHAR 2/16/56 Letter from Frederick Willson to WSC, enclosing copy of cutting from the Belfast News-Letter, a letter from the Navy League on problems with the sights and mountings of the armament of major warships. [Feb 1904]
CHAR 2/16/57 Letter from Lord Goschen to WSC, on speaking engagements for the Free Trade Union. 01 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/58 Letter from Lord James of Hereford to WSC, congratulations on speech opposing the Sugar Convention Bill, praising his "magnificent work" for free trade. 03 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/59-60 Letter from F. Manners Sutton, Unionist Free Food League to WSC, on inaugural meeting of the Deptford Free Trade League, to be addressed by Austin Taylor, also asking if he would be prepared to address Manchester Free Trade League meeting in Hyde. 04 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/61 Letter from Arthur Elliot to WSC, regretting that he was unable to address meeting of Cardiff & District Free Trade League. 04 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/62 Letter from John A. Ferguson to WSC, on free trade, urging him not to turn against his party, and to remain a Tory Democrat. 05 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/63 Letter from Sir Frank Hollins to WSC, expressing disappointment that WSC had chosen not to stand in Preston [Lancashire]. 05 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/64 Letter from Albert J. Hobson to WSC, on the possibility of standing as a Free Trade candidate in Central Sheffield [Yorkshire]. 05 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/65 Letter from G.S. Pawle to WSC, asking about plans to form free trade organisation independent of existing political parties. 06 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/66 Letter from William Gully, Lord Selby, Speaker of the House of Commons to WSC, congratulations on speech "excellent, both in manner and in tone, from beginning to end". 08 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/67 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley of Blackburn] to WSC, on speech in Manchester. 09 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/68 Letter from R. Hudson, National Liberal Federation, to WSC, on text of vote of thanks to John Morley [later Lord Morley] for "statesmanlike and eloquent speech", to be moved by WSC. 04 May 1904
CHAR 2/16/69-70 Letter from R. Hudson, National Liberal Federation, to WSC, on text of vote of thanks to John Morley [later Lord Morley] for "statesmanlike and eloquent speech", to be moved by WSC. 05 May 1904
CHAR 2/16/71 Letter from Reginald Lucas to WSC, on exchange in the House of Commons, when he spoke of being "of the Party as well as amongst them", apologies for appearing to "jeer" or "sneer" at WSC. 11 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/72-73 Letter from William Landon, Sale Ratepayers' Association, to WSC, enclosing copy of electoral address for Sale Urban District Council Election, opposing sale of the tramways to a "Yankee syndicate". 12 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/74 Letter from Dr J.H. Peet to WSC, asking for help in tracking down an Army Service Corps Captain who owed him £50 for medical fees. 14 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/75-78 Letter from Albert J Hobson to WSC, enclosing petition addressed to the 8th Duke of Devonshire, asking him to address meeting in Sheffield [Yorkshire] on the fiscal policy of the Government. 15 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/79 Letter from WSC to James Kemp Welch, apologies for not able to attend meeting in Weybridge [Surrey] addressed by Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood, praising Cecil's efforts to preserve the free trade nature of the Conservative Party ms copy in WSC's hand. 15 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/80 Letter from Dr J.H. Peet to WSC, giving details of attempts to locate Captain W.E.J. Christie, Army Service Corps who owed him £50 for medical fees. 16 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/81 Letter from Reginald Lucas to WSC, on his position as a supporter of the Government, accusing WSC of wanting to break up the Conservative Party over fiscal policy. 16 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/82-83 Letter from William Clegg to WSC, on the possibility of WSC standing for Parliament against Sir Howard Vincent in Central Sheffield [Yorkshire]. 18 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/84 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] to WSC, on Ivor Guest's [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st Viscount)] forthcoming interview with Liberal Selection Committee in Cardiff [Wales], asking WSC to advise him to appeal "straight and clearly to the working men", to emphasise points of agreement, and to "face points of difference boldly as such". 18 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/85 Letter from J.S. Sandars, P.S. to the Prime Minister to WSC, acknowledging receipt of letter of 17 Mar, and draft resolution for the Estimates Committee. 19 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/86 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley of Blackburn] to WSC on Ireland, commenting on WSC's pamphlet, Ireland and the Fiscal Problem. 20 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/87 Letter from G.S. Pawle to WSC, offering to subscribe £100 towards the election expenses of John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the Isle of Wight. 22 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/88-89 Letter from Lionel Holland to WSC asking for advice in election campaign in Edgbaston, Birmingham, against the "whole hogger" Conservative, Sir Francis Lowe. 17 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/90 Letter from J. Moore Bayley to WSC, agreeing to meet Lionel Holland, Liberal candidate in Edgbaston, to discuss campaign. 23 May 1904
CHAR 2/16/91-92 Letter from WSC to [ ], explaining reasons for voting against the Government's proposal to introduce Chinese labour into the Transvaal, stating opposition to "debased labour with no hope of advance for skills or thrift, and no right to share in the general life of the country to whose welfare it contributes" [Ms copy by A. Anning]. 23 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/93 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, expressing willingness to help John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] in election campaign on the Isle of Wight [Seely had resigned his seat having disagreed with the Government over the fiscal question and Chinese labour in South Africa, and was standing (unopposed) as an Independent, he accepted the Liberal Whip in May 1904]. 24 Mar [1904]
CHAR 2/16/94-95 Letter from WSC to Samuel Lamb, on possible points of difference between himself and the Liberals, particularly the Licensing Question, Disestablishment and Disendowment, and the need for reform of the Education Act, giving his opinion that the election would be fought on four main issues, (1) Free Trade, (2) Retrenchment and the reorganisaton of finance on strict Gladstonian principles, (3) Reduction in size and cost of the Army and the Navy, (4) a copmplete re-organisation of the Army system [carbon]. 26 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/96-97 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, arguing that he had made a mistake in insisting that the Free Food League should support John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] on the Isle of Wight, in the face of strong opposition from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn]. 27 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/98 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] to WSC, asking if George Baird, a Unionist Free Trader, would be standing again in Central Glasgow [Scotland], if not, the Liberals would "put a man in". [Baird stood, and was defeated in 1906]. 29 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/99 Letter from Sir Ian Malcolm to WSC, suggesting that he resign his seat, and offer hmself for re-election. 29 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/100 Letter from J. Moore Bayley to WSC, sympathy at treatment by "cads in the House last night" [When WSC rose to speak in Adjournment Debate, Arthur Balfour [later Lord Baldour] rose and left the Chamber, WSC protested at this "lack of deference and respect". At this all the Conservative front-bench ministers rose and repaired to the Smoking Room. They were followed by the Tory back-benchers, some of whom lingered at the door to jeer at Churchill]. 30 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/101-102 Letter from G.H. Perris, Cobden Club, to WSC, asking if he would be willing to speak at meeting Celebrating the centenary of the birth of Richard Cobden. 30 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/103 Letter from W.H. Darrell-Spencer to WSC, congratulations on victory over the Prime Minister, also expressing admiration of Lord Randolph Churchill. 30 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/104 Letter from Percival Jolliffe to WSC, expressing disgust at actions of Conservative MP's the previous evening. 30 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/105 Letter from Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank [later Lord Murray of Elibank] to WSC, expressing sympathy at "abominable rudeness" of Conservative MPs the previous evening. 30 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/106 Letter from Lord James of Hereford to WSC, on stupidity and "cowardly snobbishness" of the protectionists, whose actions would make WSC more popular than ever in the country. 31 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/107 Letter from Thomas Gibson Bowles to WSC, offering sympathy, or congratulations on walking out demonstration against him by Conservative MPs, suggesting reprisals, "though not necessarily of the same kind". 31 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/108 Letter from A. Cecil Beck, (Liberal candidate for North Cambridgeshire) to WSC, asking him to address meeting in Wisbech. 31 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/109-110 Letter from Edwin Nancolas to WSC, expressing sympathy at actions of Conservative MPs walking out on WSC in the House of Commons. 31 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/111-112 Letter from John Ogilvy to WSC, expressing sympathy at actions of Conservative MPs walking out on WSC in the House of Commons. 31 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/113 Letter from S. Hutchinson Harris to WSC, expressing sympathy at actions of Conservative MPs walking out on WSC in the House of Commons. 31 Mar 1904
CHAR 2/16/114-115 Letter from Will de Landon, Sale Ratepayers' Association, [Cheshire] to WSC, asking for letter of support for Sale U.D.C. elections. [Mar 1904]