Public and Political: General: Invitations to meetings and associated correspondence.

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Date: 19 Nov 1904 - 13 Dec 1905

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CHAR 2/25/1 Letter from William A Dalley, honorary secretary of the Birmingham Liberal Association Central Parliamentary Division (6 Link Road, Birmingham) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting to assist the Liberal campaign in the Central Division. Annotated in shorthand. 01 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/2 Letter from Archibald McCleod (39 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool) to WSC inviting him to give an address in Liverpool on his experiences in the Transvaal [South Africa] in aid of the local unemployed. Annotated: "no". 01 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/3 Letter from A E W Hazel, Liberal candidate for West Bromwich (Victoria Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire), to WSC renewing an invitation to address a meeting in West Bromwich. Annotated: "no". 01 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/4 Letter from H W Rawlins, secretary of the Free Trade League (49 Deansgate, Manchester) to WSC on: arrangements for the meeting to be addressed by WSC in Ashton [?under Lyne, Lancashsire]; plans for a branch of the League in the Appleby Division [of Westmorland]; the favourable news for [John] Cheetham in Stalybridge [Cheshire]. 06 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/5 Letter from Frank Allen, secretary of the Stockton and Thornaby Junior Liberal Association (10 Victoria Buildings, Stockton-on-Tees, [County Durham]), to WSC asking him to fix a date for his presidential address to the Association. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 10 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/6 Telegram from ? Holland (Union Club, Manchester) to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Rotherham [Yorkshire]. Annotated in shorthand. 10 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/7 Letter from Frederick Hindle Jr, honorary secretary of the Darwen Division Liberal Association (Thorncliffe, Darwen, Lancashire) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting to help the Liberal campaign in the Division. Signed typescript. Annotated: no". 16 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/8 Letter from J W Hubbard (County Hall, Spring Gardens, [London]) to WSC inviting him, on behalf of the Norwood Liberal Association, address a meeting to combat the activities of the Tariff Reform League in the district. Annotated: "no". 17 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/9 Letter from James Moon (Bidston, Birkenhead, [Cheshire]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking him to fix a date for the meeting in Birkenhead and describing the political prospects there. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 19 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/10 Letter from J Palmer Newbould, secretary of the Romford Division Liberal and Radical Council (Cranbrook Buildings, Ilford, Essex) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting at East Ham, Ilford, Wanstead or Cann Hall [all Essex] and describing the political situation in the area. 20 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/11 Letter from George Berrisford, secretary of the Workers' League against Preference and Protection (Saville Street Cafe, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Sheffield on "the Tariff question". Describes the aims and activities of the League. 20 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/12 Letter from Percy Alden (39 Woburn Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing a book on unemployment [not present] and inviting WSC to address a meeting in Tottenham [London] to support Alden's campaign there. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 21 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/13 Letter from J Jeffrey, honorary secretary of the Wolverton Liberal and Radical Association (33 Buckingham Street, Wolverton, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Wolverton in support of the Liberal candidate for North Buckinghamshire. 21 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/14 Letter from Leslie Renton (Boughton Park, Northampton) to WSC asking him to say a few words at an overflow meeting in Gainsborough [Lincolnshire]. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/15 Letter from Charles Prescott (42 Half Moon Street, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Herne Bay (Kent) in support of Prescott's candidature for the St Augustine's Division of Kent. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/16 Letter from George Townsend, honorary secretary of the North Staffordshire Liberal Federation (64 Princes Road, Stoke-on-Trent, [Staffordshire]) to WSC inviting him to address the annual demonstration of the Federation in Hanley [Staffordshire]. 22 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/17 Letter from L T Hobhouse, honorary secretary of the Free Trade Union (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, London) to WSC inviting him to address a Free Trade Union meeting in Darlington [County Durham] in support of the Labour candidate there, with whom the Liberals are co-operating. Signed typescript. 24 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/18 Letter from William Clegg, solicitor (Victoria Chambers, Figtree Lane, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Sheffield and asserting that some of the most representative Tories there are staunch Free Traders. 24 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/19-20 Letter from Joseph Arnall, secretary of the Wednesbury Liberal Club (Church Street, Wednesbury, [Staffordshire]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Wednesbury to answer a forthcoming speech by Joseph Chamberlain. Describes the local political situation. Annotated by WSC: "explain I cannot". 25 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/21 Letter from William Clegg, solicitor (Victoria Chambers, Figtree Lane, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to speak in Sheffield and asking whether he has any objection to the meeting being called under the auspices of the Liberal League. Annotated by WSC: "No. I should like to speak for the League". 26 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/22 Letter from ?A J Whare, honorary secretary of the Aston Manor Liberal and Radical Association (237 Albert Road, Aston Manor, [Birmingham]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Aston Manor. Annotated: "no". 28 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/23 Letter from Charles Cooke, secretary of the Grand Bazaar at Colston Hall in Bristol in aid of the Bedminster Silver Prize Band (25 Bridge Street, Bristol), to WSC inviting him to open the Bazaar and describing the band's fund-raising efforts during the Boer War. 28 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/24 Letter from Joseph Cox, honorary secretary of the Hoxton Liberal and Radical Association (299 Old Street, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a Liberal meeting in Hoxton in support of Free Trade. Annotated: "no". 28 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/25 Letter from A G Merrick, secretary and registration agent of the Hoxton Liberal and Radical Association (75 Pitfield Street, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Hoxton in support of the Liberal candidate, Henry Ward. Annotated: "no". 28 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/26 Letter from A Adams, [Liberal candidate for the Horncastle Division of Lincolnshire] (Gladstone Villa, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, [Suffolk]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting at Horncastle, Spilsby, Alford or Skegness [all Lincolnshire]. Annotated by WSC: "No. regret I am already speaking at Gainsborough [Lincolnshire. He is a candidate - use stamp"]. 03 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/27 Letter from H W Rawlins, secretary of the Free Trade League (49 Deansgate, Manchester), to WSC reporting the formation at Windermere of a branch of the League for the Appleby Division [of Westmorland] and inviting WSC to address a meeting in the Division. Annotated in shorthand. 07 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/28 Letter from W D Morrison (2 Embankment Gardens, Chelsea, [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter from the Mayor of Chelsea and Chairman of the Metropolitan Radical Federation [not present] inviting WSC to address a meeting of the Federation. 09 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/29 Letter from Miss L M Laurie, honorary secretary of the Women's Liberal Association for Greenock and Neighbourhood (15 Robertson Street, Greenock, [Renfrewshire], Scotland) to WSC inviting him to address the Association's annual meeting. Annotated: "no". 10 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/30 Letter from W M Crook, secretary of the Home Counties Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, [London]) to WSC passing on an invitation to address a Liberal meeting in Folkestone [Kent]. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 12 Jan 1905
CHAR 2/25/31 Letter from W McGowan (2 Elizabeth Street, Langholm, [Dumfriesshire, Scotland]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) renewing an invitation on behalf of the Eskdale Young Scots to address a meeting in Langholm. Annotated in shorthand. 14 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/32 Letter from Stanley Udale (Tufton Arms Hotel, Appleby, [Westmorland]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Windermere [Westmorland] in support of the Liberal campaign in the Appleby Division. 19 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/33 Letter from G Wallace Carter, Free Trade Union (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, London) to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a Free Trade meeting in Norwood, [London]. Signed typescript. Annotated: "no". 25 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/34 Letter from Frederick Jackson, Eastern Division Liberal Association (6 Vickers Street, Nottingham) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in support of the Liberal campaign in East Nottingham. Annotated: "no". 25 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/35 Letter from A W Aston, Liberal candidate for the Epsom Division of Surrey (Woodcote Grove, Epsom, [Surrey]), to [WSC] inviting him to address a meeting in Sutton [Surrey]. Annotated in shorthand. 26 Feb 1905
CHAR 2/25/36-37 Letter from E W Shipton, honorary secretary of the Liberal Three Hundred of the North-Western or Chertsey Division of Surrey (Addlestone, [Surrey]) to WSC (House of Commons) inviting him to address a meeting in Woking [Surrey] in support of the Liberal candidate. Signed typescript. 02 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/38 Letter from C W Gordon, secretary of the North West Ham branch of the League of Young Liberals (Strath-endrick, 61 Osborne Road, Forest Gate, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Stratford [Essex]. Annotated: "have declined". 03 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/39 Letter from J Williamson, secretary of the Widnes Division Liberal Association (52 Widnes Road, Widnes, [Lancashire]), to WSC inviting him to address a Liberal meeting in Widnes. Annotated: "no". 03 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/40 Letter from Gill M Davies, honorary secretary of the Shrewsbury Branch of the League of Young Liberals (2 Talbot Chambers, Shrewsbury, [Shropshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Shrewsbury. 02 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/41 Letter from E G Hemmerde, Liberal candidate for Shrewsbury [Shropshire] (1 Hare Court, Temple, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Shrewsbury. Describes the fall in the number of Liberal seats in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Hereford[shire], Warwick[shire] and Staffordshire since 1885. Annotated: "no". 03 Mar [1905]
CHAR 2/25/42 Letter from Edward P Tennant (Minster Chambers, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC on arrangements for the meeting to be addressed by WSC in Salisbury. 03 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/43 Letter from Tom Davies, secretary of the Rhondda ? Society (1 Queen Street, Ton Pentre, Glamorgan, [Wales]) to WSC inviting him to visit the Society. Annotated: "no". 06 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/44 Letter from Alex Adams, Liberal and Free Trade candidate for Gravesend [Kent] (Camomile Street Chambers, 36 Camomile Street, London) to WSC (House of Commons) inviting him to address a meeting in Gravesend. Signed typescript. Annotated: "no". 08 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/45 Letter from Maxwell Rouse (Firby Hall, Bedale, Yorkshire) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in support of the Liberal campaign in the Richmond Division of Yorkshire. 12 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/46 Letter from Herbert Samuel, Liberal candidate for the Handsworth Division of Staffordshire (Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Smethwick [Staffordshire]. 14 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/47 Letter from Stephen Brown, honorary secretary of the Haverhill and District Liberal Association [Suffolk], to WSC inviting him to address the Association's annual meeting. Typescript. 14 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/48 Letter from W H Batchelor (54 Beaconsfield Road, Bexhill- on-Sea, [Sussex]) to WSC inviting him to address a Liberal meeting in Bexhill. Annotated: "no". 18 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/49 Letter from John Skinner, agent of the Sheffield and District Branch of the Liberal League (1 Saint James Street, [Sheffield]) to WSC asking him how long his speech will be at the Sheffield meeting of 31 March. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 20 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/50 Letter from James Caven, secretary and agent of the Tottenham and Wood Green Liberal and Radical Federation (264 High Road, Tottenham, London) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Tottenham. 21 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/51 Letter from Tom Penrose, secretary and agent of the Barrow- in-Furness Liberal Association (125 Cavendish Street, Barrow-in-Furness, [Lancashire]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Barrow on the fiscal question and describing the activities of the local Chamberlainites. Annotated: "no". 22 Mar 1905
CHAR 2/25/52 Letter from A E W Hazel, Liberal candidate for West Bromwich (Victoria Street, West Bromwich, [Staffordshire]), to WSC repeating the invitation to address a meeting in West Bromwich. Annotated in shorthand. 09 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/53-54 Letter from C Upson, secretary of the Gosport Liberal Association (Preston House, High Street, Gosport, [Hampshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Gosport in support of the Liberal candidate for South Hampshire. Annotated: "no". 10 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/55 Letter from Augustine Birrell (National Liberal Federation, 42 Parliament Street, London) to WSC enclosing the formal invitation to the Federation's annual meeting in Newcastle- upon-Tyne [see CHAR 2/25/56] and inviting him to address the associated public meeting. 11 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/56 Formal invitation to the annual meeting in Newcastle-upon- Tyne of the National Liberal Federation. Originally sent with CHAR 2/25/55 Printed. 10 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/57 Letter from Wyn Jones, chairman of the Welshpool Liberal Association and mayor of the borough (30 Broad Street, Welshpool, [Montgomeryshire, Wales]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Welshpool on Free Trade. Annotated: "no - regret". 15 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/58 Letter from C A Millman, secretary and registration agent of the South East Cornwall Division Liberal Association (Whitfield House, Liskeard, [Cornwall]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Bodmin [Cornwall]. Annotated: "no". 17 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/59 Letter from H W Wh?(27 Chester Terrace, Regent's Park, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Marylebone [London] and describing the political situation there. 17 Apr 1905
CHAR 2/25/60 Letter from W Allard (34 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC supporting the invitation to WSC to speak at Portsmouth [Hampshire] on behalf of the Liberals of the Fareham Division of Hampshire. Annotated: "no". 03 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/61 Letter from Job Hartley, honorary secretary of the Burnley Nonconformist Union of Adult Sunday School Classes (16 Hawthorne Road, [Burnley, Lancashire]), to [WSC] renewing the invitation to visit the Union. Annotated in shorthand. 03 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/62 Letter from Sir Thomas Glen-Coats (Feguslie Park, Paisley, [Renfrewshire, Scotland] to WSC offering him hospitality should he come to address a meeting of Liberals in Paisley. 05 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/63 Letter from J B Thomas, honorary secretary of the Mid- Rhondda and District Chamber of Trade (6 Llwynypia Road, Tonypandy, Rhondda, [Glamorgan, Wales], to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking him to re-consider his decision not to address a meeting in the Rhondda. 09 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/64 Letter from Peter Clephane, honorary secretary of the Hornsey Liberal and Radical Association (19 Stroud Green Road, [London]), to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Hornsey. Annotated: "no". 09 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/65 Letter from Henry Carter, secretary of the Worthing Liberal and Labour Association (Fern Bank, Christ Church Road, Worthing, [Sussex]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Worthing and referring to the inroads being made into Tory power there. Annotated: "no". 12 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/66 Letter from J W Stokes, honorary secretary of the Burton Latimer and District Gladstone League (Liberal Club, High Street, Burton Latimer, [Northamptonshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in the district. 20 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/67-68 Telegram from ? Honey, Whitby election agent (Westcliff, Whitby, [Yorkshire]), to WSC (House of Commons) inviting him to address a meeting in Whitby in support of the Liberal campaign. 24 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/69 Letter from James Barker, wholesale shoe manufacturer (10 Church Street and 50 High Street, Manchester), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Todmorden [Yorkshire] in support of the Liberal candidate for the Middleton Division. Signed typescript. 31 May 1905
CHAR 2/25/70-71 Letter from Thomas Kerr, honorary secretary of the Paisley Liberal Club (12 High Street, Paisley, [Renfrewshire, Scotland], to WSC repeating the invitation to address a meeting in Paisley. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 01 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/72 Letter from Job W Hartley, honorary secretary of the Burnley Nonconformist Union of Adult Sunday School Classes (16 Hawthorne Road, [Burnley, Lancashire]), to WSC asking him to fix a date [?for his visit to the Union]. 06 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/73 Letter from C W Gordon, secretary of the North West Ham branch of the League of Young Liberals (Strath-endrick, 61 Osborne Road, Forest Gate, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Stratford, [Essex]. Annotated: "no". 07 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/74 Letter from James Matson, honorary secretary and treasurer of the Young Scots Society (1 Bruntsfield Terrace, Edinburgh, [Scotland]), to WSC (House of Commons) inviting him to address a meeting in Edinburgh in support of Free Trade. Annotated in shorthand. 22 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/75 Letter from Arthur Hutton, Liberal candidate for the Ealing Division [of Middlesex] (6 Pump Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Ealing. 23 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/76 Letter from James Matson, honorary secretary and treasurer of the Young Scots Society (1 Bruntsfield Terrace, Edinburgh, [Scotland]), to WSC thanking him for his reply to the Society's invitation. 24 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/77 Letter from G Wallace Carter (Free Trade Union local office, 49 Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, [Staffordshire]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Wolverhampton in support of the Liberal campaign in the Kingswinford Division [of Staffordshire]. Annotated: "no". 25 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/78 Letter from R H Jenkins (Ogmore House, Church End, Finchley, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in support of the Liberal campaign in the Hornsey Division of Middlesex. Annotated in shorthand. 27 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/79 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby (Liberal Central Association, 41 Parliament Street, London) to WSC passing on an invitation from the Romford Division [of Essex] to address a meeting in South Woodford [Essex]. Annotated in shorthand. 30 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/25/80 Letter from Charles Mallet (Milford Corner, Lymington, Hampshire) to WSC inviting him on behalf of the South Devonshire Liberals to address a meeting in Plymouth [Devon]. Annotated: "no". 05 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/81 Letter from H J Darnton-Frazer, honorary secretary of the Edinburgh University Free Trade Union (34 Chalmers Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC thanking him for a donation to the Union and inviting him to address a meeting in Edinburgh. Annotated in shorthand. 06 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/82 Letter from Percy A Harris (Kennington, near Ashford, Kent) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in support of Harris's campaign in Ashford. 13 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/83 Letter from ?Silan K Hoetling, prospective Liberal candidate for the Mid Buckinghamshire Division (Heatherlow, Avenue Road, Highgate, [London]), to WSC inviting him on behalf of the Lord Buckinghamshire and the Liberal Executive to address the annual meeting of the Chesham Liberal Association. 16 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/84-85 Letter from W McGowan (2 Elizabeth Street, Langholm, [Dumfriesshire, Scotland]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Langholm under the auspices of the Young Scots Society or the Dumfriesshire Liberal Association. Praises WSC's "The Crossing" ["The Crossing" was a novel written by an American author by the name of Winston Churchill (1871-1947). It was not written by WSC]. Annotated in shorthand. 17 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/86 Letter from John F Brown, honorary secretary of the Greenock Liberal Association (Public Library Buildings, Greenock, [Renfrewshire, Scotland], to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Greenock. Annotated: "no". 20 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/87 Letter from A B Mackendrick, secretary of the Kilbarchan Liberal Association (St Barchan's Road, Kilbarchan, [Renfrewshire, Scotland]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Kilbarchan. Signed typescript. Annotated: "no". 21 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/88 Letter from J Williamson, secretary of the Widnes Division Liberal Association (Central Offices, 52 Widnes Road, Widnes, [Lancashire], to WSC repeating the invitation to address a meeting in Widnes. Annotated: "no". 24 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/25/89 Letter from James Matson, honorary secretary of the Young Scots Society (1 Bruntsfield Terrace, Edinburgh, [Scotland]), to WSC (105 Mount Street) repeating the invitation to address a meeting in Edinburgh. Annotated in shorthand. 01 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/90 Letter from Thomas Lennard (Henbury Court, [Gloucestershire]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in support of Lennard's candidature for Bristol West. Typescript. Annotated: "no". 01 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/91 Letter from William Thorburn, agent of the Peterborough Liberal Association (Cumbergate, Peterborough), to [WSC] inviting him to address a meeting in Peterborough. 04 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/92 Letter from J R Esslemont (20-24 Union Street, Aberdeen, [Scotland]) to WSC (House of Commons) inviting him to address a meeting in Aberdeen under the auspices of the loal Liberal Association. Signed typescript. 10 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/93 Letter from J R Esslemont (20-24 Union Street, Aberdeen, [Scotland]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking him to say whether he will be able to come to Aberdeen. Signed typescript. 12 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/94 Letter from Ben Hewitt, honorary secretary of the Tynemouth Liberal/Labour Association (69 Howard Street, North Shields, [Northumberland]), to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in North Shields. Describes the Association's political contests with their opponents. Signed typescript. 29 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/95 Letter from George Hodgson, honorary secretary of the Radcliffe Liberal Association (Dinglehurst, Radcliffe, [Lancashire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Radcliffe. 31 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/25/96 Letter from J Duckworth, Liberal candidate for Stockport [Cheshire] (Castlefield, Rochdale, [Lancashire]), inviting him to address a meeting in Stockport. Signed typescript. 01 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/97 Letter from Robert Bridges, secretary and agent of the Kidderminster Liberal Association (28 Park Butts, Kidderminster, [Worcestershire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Kidderminster. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 07 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/98 Letter from W M Crook, secretary of the Home Counties Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, London), to WSC passing on an invitation from the Hythe and Folkestone Liberal Association [Kent] to address a meeting in Folkestone. Annotated: "put off". 15 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/99 Letter from J B Thistlethwaite, honorary secretary of the Knutsford Division Liberal Association [Cheshire] (Central Chambers, 40 Brazenose Street, Manchester), to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Wilmslow, [Cheshire]. 21 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/100-101 Telegram from [Harry] Nuttal (Reform Club, Manchester) to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking him to speak in support of Nuttal's candidature for the Stretford Division of South- East Lancashire. 21 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/102 Letter from Sir Alfred Thomas (Bronwydd, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to come to Pontypridd, [Glamorgan, Wales]. 21 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/103 Letter from Sir Alfred Thomas (Bronwydd, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Pontypridd, [Glamorgan, Wales]. 12 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/104 Letter from William Buckley, honorary secretary of the Burnley Nonconformist Union of Adult Sunday School Classes (47 Coal Clough Lane, [Burnley, Lancashire], to [WSC] inviting him to fix a date for an address to the Union. Annotated in shorthand. 23 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/105 Letter from W A Bilney, president of the Weybridge Liberal Association (Fir Grange, The Heath, Weybridge, [Surrey]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Weybridge. 24 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/106 Letter from Hector Monson (Oakwood, Park Hill Road, Croydon, [Surrey]) to WSC asking him to address a meeting in Worthing in support of Monson's candidature for the Lewes Division of Sussex. Annotated in shorthand. 25 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/107 Letter from Hamilton Crothers (Blakeridge Mills, Batley, Yorkshire) to WSC supporting the Radcliffe Liberal Association's invitation to him to address a meeting in Radcliffe [Lancashire]. Annotated in shorthand. 25 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/25/108 Letter from Harold J Darnton-Fraser, honorary secretary of the Edinburgh University Free Trade Union (Park Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]), to WSC reminding him of the invitation to address a Free Trade demonstration in Edinburgh. Annotated in shorthand. 03 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/109 Letter from Walter Waring (Lennel, Coldstream, [Berwickshire], Scotland) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Wigtonshire, [Scotland]. 03 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/110 Letter from Matthew Vaughan Davies (Boodle's, St James' Street, [London]) to WSC inviting him on behalf of the Wakeman's Liberal Club in Aberystwyth [Cardiganshire, Wales] to address a meeting in Aberystwyth. Annotated: "no". 03 Oct [1905]
CHAR 2/25/111 Letter from Alexander Murray (9 Sankt Annae Plads, Copenhagen, [Denmark]) to WSC asking him on behalf of the Liberal candidate for Wednesbury [Staffordshire] to address a meeting there. 04 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/112 Letter from Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] (Newtimber Place, Hassocks, Sussex) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Poplar [London]. 07 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/113 Letter from W M Crook, secretary of the Home Counties Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, London), to WSC passing on an invitation from the Liberal candidate for the Reigate Division of Surrey to address a meeting there. Annotated: "no". 07 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/114-115 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on meetings to be addressed by Runciman and WSC in Manchester, by Runciman in Dewsbury [Yorkshire], Stalybridge [Cheshire] and Liverpool, by Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] in the Scotswood area, and by John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Suggests WSC address a meeting in Tynemouth [Northumberland]. Wonders whether the government is planning a November election and predicts its humiliation. 08 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/116 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby (Liberal Central Association, 41 Parliament Street, London) to WSC passing on an invitation to address a meeting from the Middlesborough Liberal Association [Yorkshire]. Signed typesript. Annotated: "no". 09 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/117-118 Letter from Merlin Lloyd, president, and Fred Ellis, honorary secretary, of the Gateshead Junior Liberal Association (3 Highfield Road, Gateshead, [County Durham]), to WSC inviting him to address an Association meeting. 10 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/119-120 Letter from Frea Home (Newport, Shropshire) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Ludlow [Shropshire]. 12 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/121 Letter from Oswald Partington (The Mount, Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire) to WSC stating that he cannot attend that evening's meeting due to a cold and asking WSC to fix a date for the meeting in Buxton. 13 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/122 Letter from Arthur Sykes, secretary of the Huddersfield Junior Liberal Association (59 Birkby Crescent, Huddersfield, [Yorkshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Huddersfield and describing the Association's activities. Annotated in shorthand. 15 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/123-124 Telegram from Stanley Udale (80 Kingsgate Road, Kilburn, [London]) to WSC (Blenheim Palace) asking him to address a meeting in Hampstead [London], where Udale is arranging the local election campaign with the help of local Tory Free Traders. 18 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/125 Letter from (40 Rutland Place, [London]) to WSC asking him to address a meeting in support of the Liberal campaign in Warwick and Leamington [Warwickshire]. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 18 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/126 Letter from G C Turner, honorary secretary of the Hampstead Free Trade League (29 Rudall Crescent, [Hampstead, London]), to WSC inviting him to address the electors of Hampstead and pointing out that the League's president is a Conservative but has signed the nomination paper of the Liberal candidate. Annotated: "accepted". 19 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/127 Rules of the Gateshead Junior Liberal Association [County Durham] Printed with WSC's name added in MS as a member. Annotated: "no". [1905]
CHAR 2/25/128-129 Letter from Samuel Taylor, secretary and agent of the North-East Warwickshire Liberal Association (106a Abbey Street, Nuneaton, [Warwickshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Nuneaton. Annotated in shorthand. 20 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/130-131 Letter from Charles Prescott (42 Half Moon Street, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Deal [Kent] to "help us dispel the somewhat fictitious glamour, which outside the House of Commons, still hangs round the office of Home Secretary, even when it is filled by [Aretas] Akers Douglas" [later Lord Chilston]. 23 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/132-133 Letter from Arthur Crosfield (Savoy Hotel, London) to WSC asking him to address a meeting in Warrington [Lancashire]. Signed typescript. 25 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/134 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Hotel Krantz, Vienna, [Austria]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech in Hampstead, [London]. 26 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/135 Letter from Sir Joseph Leese (Hook Heath House, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC on arrangements for the meeting in Accrington, [Lancashire]. 27 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/136 Letter from George Whightman, vice chairman of the Walsall Liberal Association (Athenaeum Buildings, Bridge Street, Walsall, [Staffordshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Walsall and describing the political situation there. Signed typescript. Annotated: "no". 31 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/137 Letter from Sir Alfred Thomas (Bronwydd, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC on arrangements for the meeting to be addressed by WSC in Pontypridd, [Glamorgan, Wales]. Rates 5th Lord Rosebery, David Lloyd George and WSC as the country's three leading politicians. 31 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/25/138 Letter from [? MP for Reading] (32 Park Lane, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Reading, [Berkshire]. 01 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/139 Letter from Thomas Macnamara (Clontarf, Rollscourt Avenue, Herne Hill, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Camberwell, [London]. 02 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/140-141 Letter from William Nisbet, secretary of the Wigan and District Equitable Co-operative Society Limited (Standishgate, Wigan, [Lancashire]), to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address the annual festival of the Society. Annotated: "no". 02 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/142-143 Letter from Ernest Lamb, prospective Liberal candidate for Rochester [Kent] (37 King William Street, London Bridge, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Rochester to answer a forthcoming speech there by Joseph Chamberlain. Describes the Liberals' success in the municipal elections in Rochester. Signed typescript. Annotated in shorthand. 02 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/144 Letter from Frank Allen, Stockton and Thornaby Junior Liberal Association (10 Victoria Buildings, Stockton-on- Tees, [County Durham]) to WSC asking him to fix a date for his presidential address to the Association. Annotated: "no". 03 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/145 Letter from Walter Foster (30 Grosvenor Road, Westminster, [London]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Ilkeston, [Derbyshire]. 04 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/146 Letter from E J Guerard Piffard, honorary secretary of the Horsham Liberal (Local) Association (29 Clarence Road, [Horsham, Sussex]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Horsham. Annotated: "no". 04 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/147 Cutting from a Derby newspaper on th election campaign in West Derbyshire. [1905]
CHAR 2/25/148 Letter from J T Marple, president of the Ashbourne and District Liberal Association [Derbyshire], to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Ashbourne. Annotated: "no". 04 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/149 Letter from John Rees (Travellers' Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC asking him whether he can come to Montgomery Boroughs, [Wales]. 06 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/150 Letter from James Yoxall (Springfield, 20 Kew Gardens Road, Kew, [Surrey]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Nottingham. Signed typescript. Annotated: "no". 09 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/151 Letter from J W Rylance, agent of the Leigh Liberal Registration Association (Liberal Club, Leigh, Lancashire), to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Atherton, [Lancashire]. 09 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/152 Letter from Lewis Haslam, Liberal candidate for Newport [Monmouthshire, Wales] (44 Evelyn Gardens, South Kensington, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Newport. 10 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/153 Letter from D T Denne, honorary secretary of the West Newington Liberal and Radical Association (73 Manor Place, Walworth Road, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in the Central South London Division on Free Trade. Annotated: "no". 09 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/154 Letter from Henry Holloway, vice president and chairman of the Borough of Wandsworth Liberal and Radical Council (Burntwood Grange, Upper Tooting, [London]), to [WSC] inviting him to address a meeting in Streatham and describing the Liberals' electoral efforts in the borough. 10 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/155 Letter from Ernest Maeers, honorary secretary of the political lecture commitee of the Peckham Liberal Club (14 Elm Grove, Peckham, [London]), to [WSC] inviting him to deliver an address or lecture in Peckham. Signed typescript. Annotated: "no". 10 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/156 Letter from Joseph Pease (74 High Street, Saffron Walden, [Essex]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Saffron Walden in support of Pease's Liberal candidature there. Describes the difficulties faced in his campaign. 12 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/157 Letter from Norval Helme (Springfield Hall, Lancaster) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Morecambe, [Lancashire]. 19 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/158 Letter from Charles Allen (Farmhill Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Stroud. 19 Nov 1904
CHAR 2/25/159 Letter from Sir John Barran (The Elms, Chapel-Allerton, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to WSC on arrangements for a dinner in Leeds to be attended by WSC. 22 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/25/160 Letter from Lionel Holland (46 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, [Birmingham]) to WSC thanking him for returning some letters of Lord Randolph Churchill and inviting him to address a meeting in Birmingham. 10 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/25/161 Letter from Leslie Renton (Boughton Park, Northampton) to WSC on arrangements for the meeting to be addressed by WSC in Gainsborough, [Lincolnshire]. 11 Dec 1904
CHAR 2/25/162 Letter from Rev James Adderly, vicar of Saltley (The Parsonage, Saltley, Birmingham), to [WSC] congratulating him on his appointment [as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] and sending a book by his (Adderley's) father [not present]. Invites WSC to address a meeting in Saltley in support of the Labour candidate. 13 Dec [1905]
CHAR 2/25/163 Letter from J W Hubbard (41 Chestnut Road, West Norwood, [London]) to WSC asking him to reconsider his decision not to address a meeting in Norwood. Annotated: "no". 24 Dec 1904
CHAR 2/25/164 Letter from L Jones, honorary secretary of the Catford Ward Committee of the Lewisham Liberal and Radical Association (9 Hazelbank Road, Hither Green, [London]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Lewisham. Annotated: "no". [1905]
CHAR 2/25/165 Letter from J C Haig, parliamentary agent of the Isle of Thanet Liberal Association (100 High Street, Ramsgate, [Kent]), to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Margate [Kent] to support the campaign against Harry Marks. [1905]
CHAR 2/25/166 Letter from Eustace Fennies (8 Cromwell Place, [London]) to WSC asking him to reconsider his decision not to speak in Banbury, [Oxfordshire]. [1905]
CHAR 2/25/167 Letter from W Bell, honorary secretary of the Middlesbrough Liberal and Labour Association (132 Abingdon Road, [Middlesbrough, Yorkshire]), to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Middlesbrough. Annotated: "no". [1905]