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Reference code: CHAR 2/22

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Date: 18 Jan 1904 - 25 May 1905

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CHAR 2/22/1 Letter from Colonel H Gavin (Haslemere, Netley, Hampshire) to WSC on Gavin's grievance over his having been relieved of a military command. 05 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/2 Letter from Colonel H Gavin (Haslemere, Netley, Hampshire) regretting the trouble caused to WSC by his (Gavin's) grievance. 09 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/3 Letter from the Free Trade Union (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, London) to WSC returning and commenting on a letter from Thomas Jones & Co on the duties on industrial alcohol. Typescript See CHAR 2/22/4. 10 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/4 Letter from Thomas Jones & Co (Jones Vaults, Gun Wharf, Wapping, London) to WSC on the bad effect of duties on imports of industrial alcohol. 28 Nov 1904
CHAR 2/22/5 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (Buckingham Palace Hotel, London) to WSC saying he has accepted the invitation from Liverpool. 10 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/6 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (3 Whitehall Court, [London]) to WSC expressing the view that the success of the Liberal party depends on its being mainly controlled by its younger men. 13 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/7-8 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on the possibility of John Morley [later Lord Morley] standing as a candidate for Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 14 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/9-16 Letter from Abe Bailey (Rand Club, Johannesburg, [South Africa]) on: the desirability of the Colonial Office consulting on policy with local representative bodies in South Africa; the issues of Indian traders and Indian and Chinese labourers; the local debate on the respective merits of representative and responsible government. 16 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/17 Letter from Edward Clarkson (18 Havelock Street, Moor Park, Preston, [Lancashire]) to WSC complaining about WSC's "disgraceful and contemptible language" against Sir William Tomlinson, one of the MPs for Preston, and challenging him to a fist-fight. See CHAR 2/22/20. 18 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/18 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Edward Clarkson responding to his challenge to a fist-fight. MS copy in WSC's hand. Annotated: "not sent" Another version, CHAR 2/22/21, pub. WSC II, pp.93-94. 21 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/19 Letter from James Steele junior, commercial traveller for Woolfold Paper Mills, Bury, [Lancashire] (15 Cromwell Avenue, Whalley Range, Manchester), to WSC offering to stand in for WSC in a fight with Edward Clarkson. 23 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/20 Cutting from the Lancashire Post defending WSC's criticism of Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] but disapproving of his personal remarks about William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] and Sir William Tomlinson. Sent with CHAR 2/22/17. [18 Jan 1905]
CHAR 2/22/21 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to [Edward Clarkson] responding to his challenge to a fist-fight. Typescript copy. Pub. OB II, pp.93-94. 24 Jan 1904
CHAR 2/22/22 Letter from John Morley (Ashbrook, Arbroath, Forfarshire) to WSC thanking him for a letter which he will hand to [Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman]. 18 Jan 1904
CHAR 2/22/23 Poster advertising the National Liberal Club dinner on 19 Jan 1905 at which WSC is to be the guest. [Jan 1905]
CHAR 2/22/24 Letter from Ivan Levinstein (Hawkes Moor, Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, [Manchester]) to WSC offering to provide information on patents and describing the bad influence of patent lawyers on the President of the Board of Trade [Gerald Balfour]. 20 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/25 Printed resolution by Ivan Levinstein on patent law amendment to be tabled at the autumnal meeting of the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the United Kingdom. 28 Sep 1904
CHAR 2/22/26 Cutting from the Manchester Guardian: letter from Ivan Levinstein on patent law reform. 18 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/27 Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Pleasaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC reporting a satisfactory interview with Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] over support for Vivian's campaign in Deptford, [London]. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 21 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/28 Letter from Thomas Walton (1 Holyrood, Fentham Road, Handsworth, Birmingham) to WSC enclosing a press cutting on Edward Clarkson's challenging WSC to a fist-fight and offering to fight Clarkson and go with a pistol to meet "the miserable old man" [Sir William Tomlinson]. Predicts WSC will become Prime Minister. Annotated in shorthand. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/29 Letter from George Keeble (Peterborough) to WSC predicting that WSC will become Prime Minister and urging him to take up the question of land reform. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/30 Letter from William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] (Charefield, Bowdon, Cheshire) to WSC asking him to pair with him not to go a dinner of the Home Trades Association. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/31 Letter from Edward Russell (Worsley House, Prince's Park, Liverpool) expressing enthusiasm about the candidature of John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] for the Abercromby Division. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/32 Letter from I Meese, sergeant instructor (Yales Hay, Upper Howsell, Great Malvern, [Worcestershire]), to WSC announcing the death of his six-year-old son, Winston. Annotated in shorthand. 23 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/33-34 Letter from J W S Callie, secretary of the Financial Reform Association (18 Hackins Hey, Liverpool), to WSC enclosing the Financial Reform Almanack [not present] and inviting WSC to join the Association. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 24 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/35 Letter from J W S Callie, secretary of the Financial Reform Association (18 Hackins Hey, Liverpool), to Annette Anning (105 Mount Street) offering to send Association literature. Signed typescript. 27 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/36 Letter from R Millman Mackay (30 Greencroft Gardens, West Hampstead, [London]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) enclosing a copy of a letter by Mackay containing a proposal for improving commercial communication between different parts of the Empire. [See CHAR 2/22/37] Signed typescript. Annotated: "Mr Churchill will consider the proposal". 28 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/37 Letter from R Millman Mackay (30 Greencroft Gardens, West Hampstead, [London]) to newspaper editors suggesting that all leading newspapers in the Empire should issue commercial supplements to be circulated throughout the Empire. Typescript Sent with CHAR 2/22/36. [Jan 1905]
CHAR 2/22/38 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his recent speech at the National Liberal Club. 28 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/39 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC offering help with [?WSC's life of Lord Randolph Churchill] and referring to his (Morley's) forthcoming speech. 30 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/22/40 Letter from F Blackwell (2 Millfield Terrace, Church Lane, Normanton, [?Yorkshire]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking for information on the Government's withdrawal of the Aliens Bill. 01 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/41 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to F Blackwell explaining the conduct of those who opposed the Aliens Bill in Grand Committee. Typescript copy. 07 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/42 Letter from Frank Lea (42 Whitworth Street, Manchester) to WSC on compensation claims in South Africa and the hatred of Alfred Milner felt by the Dutch there. 05 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/43 Letter from A B ?Martin (Chatterville, Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, [Birmingham]) to WSC asserting that Joseph Chamberlain's influence should be checked by a campaign for land reform, which would greatly benefit the poor. Annotated in shorthand. 07 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/44 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to [G I Holmes] giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa. Copy in WSC's hand Other copies at CHAR 2/22/47 and CHAR 2/22/53. 07 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/45-46 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman (Rufford Lodge, Dewsbury, [Yorkshire]) to WSC on the candidature of Arthur Elliott in Durham. 07 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/47 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to G I Holmes (Tower Chambers, London Wall, [London]) giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa. Typescript copy annotated by WSC and Annette Anning Other copies at CHAR 2/22/44 and CHAR 2/22/53. 08 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/48 Letter from David Lloyd-George (Eversfield, Routh Road, Wandsworth Common, [London]) to WSC commenting on a speech or written statement by WSC. 09 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/49a Cuttings from South African newspapers: speeches by James Reid and leaders of "Het Volk" on the political situation. Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/49-52 Letter from Abe Bailey (Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to WSC on the political situation in South Africa. 12 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/53 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to G I Holmes (Tower Chambers, London Wall, [London]) giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese Labour into South Africa. Typescript copy annotated by WSC and Annette Anning Other copies at CHAR 2/22/44 and CHAR 2/22/47. 21 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/54 Letter from Joseph Chamberlain (40 Princes Gardens [London]) to WSC, thanking him for his letter and saying that he thought there was going to be a question in Parliament that day, on WSC's forthcoming motion [against Imperial Preference]. Chamberlain also refers to a request in WSC's letter [to use his influence to secure a decision by Parliament on Imperial Preference] explaining that he did not see any reason to interfere in the matter. 27 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/22/55 Letter from Austin Taylor (House of Commons) to WSC suggesting a change to the wording of WSC's forthcoming motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. Annotated in shorthand. 01 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/56 Letter from Lindsay Talbot-Crosbie (Kildare Street Club, Dublin, [Ireland]) to WSC noting that WSC has advocated the same policies as the Irish Reform Association. 03 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/56a Cutting: letter to the Daily Chronicle by Lindsay Talbot- Crosbie criticising the Government's attitude to the implementation of the 1903 Land Act and endorsing WSC's proposals for the reform of Irish administration. [May 1905]
CHAR 2/22/57 Letter from W C Gully, Speaker of the House of Commons, to WSC stating that WSC's recent intervention in the House during a speech by Thomas Lough was unnecessary but admitting that his (Gully's) reaction was too harsh. 05 Mar [1905]
CHAR 2/22/58 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (House of Commons) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. 08 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/59 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Wimborne House, Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. 09 Mar [1905]
CHAR 2/22/60 Letter from Leonard Brassey (40 Upper Grosvenor Street, [London]) to WSC thanking him for sending him a ticket to the House of Commons so that he could hear WSC's recent speech. 09 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/61 Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. Annotated in shorthand. 09 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/62 Letter from [Lewis Harcourt] (14 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. 09 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/63 Letter from J H Oldham (5 Cawdor Road, Fallowfield, [Manchester]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. 09 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/64 Letter from Austin Taylor (179 Ashley Gardens, London) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. 09 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/65 Letter from WSC to J Nicol Dunn, editor of the Manchester Courier, demanding the publication of a correction to a recent report of his remarks in the House of Commons on the appointment of the President of the Board of Agriculture. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 10 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/66 Letter from E Robbins, manager of the Press Association Ltd (14 New Bridge Street, London), to J Nicol Dunn, editor of the Manchester Courier, stating his conclusion that a mistake must have been made in the reporting WSC's remarks in the House of Commons on the appointment of the President of the Board of Agriculture. Sent with CHAR 2/22/67. 14 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/67 Letter from J Nicol Dunn, editor of the Manchester Courier, to WSC enlosing a letter from the Press Association on a mistake in the reporting WSC's remarks in the House of Commons on the appointment of the President of the Board of Agriculture. Signed typescript See CHAR 2/22/66. 15 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/68-70 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to [the Press Association] complaining of inaccurate reporting of his remarks in the House of Commons on the appointment of the President of the Board of Agriculture. Typescript copy. [Mar 1905]
CHAR 2/22/71 Letter from Sir Douglas Straight (Pall Mall Gazette, Newton Street, Holborn, [London]) to WSC asking him to agree to be photographed for publication in the Pall Mall Gazette and congratulating him on his speech on his motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. 1 card. 10 Mar [1905]
CHAR 2/22/72 Letter from D Thomas ("Glencoe", Headston Road, Harrow, [Middlesex]) to WSC asking for a testimonial in support of his application to be secretary to the chairman of the London County Council. 12 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/73 Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Pleasaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC commenting on rumours of the impending withdrawal of Charles Bowerman as the Labour candidate for Deptford, [London]. 23 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/74 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Asquith House, Manton, Oakham, [Rutland]) to WSC on Joseph Walton's forthcoming motion in the House of Commons condemning Arthur Balfour's [later Lord Balfour] policy of fiscal retaliation. 26 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/22/75 Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (38 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing an unidentified document. 03 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/76 Letter from C H P Mayo (Garlands, Harrow-on-the-Hill, [Middlesex]) to WSC complaining about War Office policy on the Army examinations. 04 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/77 Letter from Charles Burgess (Salisbury Tower, Windsor Castle, [Berkshire]) to WSC pointing out that the Military Knights of Windsor, a body of retired officers, has been added to the Army "active list". 05 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/78 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to ? rejecting the assertion of William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] that Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] was one of Lord Randolph Churchill's dearest friends. Copy in WSC's hand. 14 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/79 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to 6th Lord Londonderry announcing his resignation from the Carlton Club because of his "total breach" with the Conservative Party. Copy in WSC's hand. 14 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/80 Letter from A N Streatfield, secretary of the Carlton Club (Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) informing him that he has been removed from the list of members of the Club. 17 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/81 Letter from Charles Ritchie [later Lord Ritchie] (Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC stating that he has no objection to Mr Somerset's candidature for Croydon [Surrey]. 19 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/82 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC giving advice on Irish policy and enclosing a letter to Sir Anthony MacDonnell, Under Secretary of State in Ireland. See CHAR 2/22/83. 22 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/83 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to Sir Anthony MacDonnell, Under Secretary of State in Ireland (Phoenix Park, Dublin) introducing WSC. 1 envelope, 1 paper Sent with CHAR 2/22/82. 22 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/22/84 Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (Villa Rosebery, Posilipo, Naples, [Italy]) to WSC denying that he was referring to WSC or David Lloyd-George in pointing out that active speech-making rather than proof of administrative ability leads to appointment to high government office. Criticises Lloyd- George for having reportedly claimed that the Government is pursuing a Liberal foreign policy. 04 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/85 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC advising him to slow down the pace of his political activities. 04 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/86 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Lindsay Talbot-Crosby (Kildare Street Club, Dublin, [Ireland]) expressing support for the Irish Reform Association but declining to join it. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 08 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/87 Letter from Moberly Bell (22 Park Crescent, Portland Place, [London]) to WSC on the number of seats needed by the Liberals to gain a majority after the next General Election. Denies that any proposal can ruin the British Empire or British trade and prophesies the electoral and political future up to 1912. 2 papers. 14 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/88 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (29 Belgrave Square, London) to WSC on Lord Portsmouth's position as an opponent of reaction in the Church. Typescript copy of CHAR 2/22/89. 16 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/89 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (29 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on Lord Portsmouth's position as an opponent of reaction in the Church. 16 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/90 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman enclosing a memorandum by Austin Taylor on how Liberalism might be affected if Lord Portsmouth were to withdraw from his prominent position in Protestant organisation with regard to Church discipline. Typescript copy signed by WSC See CHAR 2/22/91. 15 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/91 Memorandum by Austin Taylor on how Liberalism might be effected if Lord Portsmouth were to withdraw from his prominent position in Protestant organisation with regard to Church discipline. Originally enclosed with CHAR 2/22/90. May 1905
CHAR 2/22/92 Another copy of CHAR 2/22/90. 15 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/93 Another copy of CHAR 2/22/91. May 1905
CHAR 2/22/94 Letter from Lord Valentia (House of Commons) to WSC offering to second him. 16 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/95 Letter from John Morley [Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC regretting that he is otherwise engaged on 26 May. Thinks that if ministers hang on for another session it may give WSC time to get his pictures off the easel. 21 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/96 Letter from Charles Hobhouse (House of Commons) to WSC explaining his forceful interruption of WSC's attempt in the House of Commons to make a bargain with Alfred Lyttelton. 23 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/97 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Joseph Chamberlain on WSC's forthcoming motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. Wrongly dated. 25 May 1905
CHAR 2/22/98 Envelope addressed to the Editor of the Press Association. [1905]