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Reference code: CHAR 2/26

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CHAR 2/26/1 Letter from Frederick Guest (Victoria Hotel, Wolverhampton, [Staffordshire]) to WSC on the great local political effects which WSC's visit to Wolverhampton will have. 06 Jan [1906]
CHAR 2/26/2-3 Letter from Augustine Birrell (The Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol) to WSC discussing some aspects of the take- over of voluntary schools by local education authorities under the Education Bill. Wishes WSC good luck in Manchester and praises his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. 06 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/4 Letter from Abe Bailey (P O Box 50, Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to WSC asserting that financial panic could spread throughout South Africa if Chinese labour were abolished. Refers to Jan Smuts' "greasy loyalty" and predicts that WSC will become Prime Minister. 08 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/5 Letter from William B Dyson (Lyddington, Danebury Lodge, Roundhay, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to WSC asking him to write a letter for publication wishing J O Andrews success in the election for the Barkston Ash Division of Yorkshire. 09 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/6 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) to WSC asking him to speak on Grey's behalf in Berwick-on-Tweed, [Northumberland]. Annotated in shorthand. 10 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/7 Letter from E L Porter, general draper and outfitter (London House, Peter Street, Shepton Mallet, [Somerset]), to WSC asking him to addres a meeting in support of the Liberal campaign in East Somerset. Annotated: "no - declined". 10 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/8 Letter from S Bruce Briggs, chartered accountant and auditor (76 Derby Street, Macclesfield, [Cheshire]), to Samuel Smethurst asking him to persuade WSC to speak in support of William Brocklehurst, the Liberal candidate for the Macclesfield Division of Cheshire. Annotated: "declined". 10 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/9 Letter from F Bryant (9 Owen Street, Wellington, Somerset) to WSC asking him to write a letter for publication on the Chinese labour question and describing the local Liberals' contest against Sir Alexander Acland-Hood [later Lord St Audries]. Annotated in shorthand. 11 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/10 Letter from Charles Robertson (108 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, [London]) to WSC giving a quotation from William Blake on the undesirability of never altering one's opinions. 12 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/11 Letter from Cecil Harmsworth, Liberal candidate for mid Worcestershire (Raven Hotel, Droitwich, [Worcestershire]), to WSC asking him to address a meeting in the constituency and to write Harmsworth a letter of encouragement. 13 Jan [1906]
CHAR 2/26/12 Letter from Annette Anning (Midland Hotel, Manchester) to [F Bryant] stating that WSC is unable to address a meeting at Wellington [Somerset] and giving his views on Chinese labour. Copy. 13 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/13 Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Pleasaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC explaining his (Vivian's) electoral defeat in Deptford, [London]. 16 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/14 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire) to WSC quoting from Milton's Paradise Lost with regard to his (Cecil's) electoral defeat and urging WSC not to be bitter against his political opponents, especially Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour]. 19 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/15 Letter from Malcolm Kincaid Smith (Chadleigh, Wellesbourne, Warwick) to WSC thanking him for his congratulations on his (Smith's) electoral success and congratulating WSC on his success in North-West Manchester. Expresses his desire to be an assistant private secretary to a member of the government. 21 Jan [1906]
CHAR 2/26/16 Letter from Sir Charles Dilke (Pyrford Rough, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC on the post-election political situation. Criticises the change in personnel at the War Office. 23 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/17 Telegram from "Alick" [Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] (George Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) thanking him for his congratulations on Murray's electoral victory [in Peebles and Selkirk, Scotland]. 23 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/18 Letter from John Rees (Travellers' Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his telegram of congratulation on his electoral success in Montgomery Boroughs [Wales] and congratulating WSC on his success in North-West Manchester. 26 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/19 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) to WSC thanking him for his speech at Berwick-upon-Tweed, [Northumberland]. 29 Jan 1906
CHAR 2/26/20 Letter from Robert Outhwaite (375 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham) to WSC thanking him for his letter of support during the West Birmingham campaign and expressing satisfaction that WSC is to represent the colonies in the House of Commons. Claims that his (Outhwaite's) campaign against Chinese labour showed him that "the Colonial Office had become a rallying point for corruptionists posing as 'Imperialists.'". [Jan 1906]
CHAR 2/26/21 Letter from J F Hogan (St Patrick's College, Maynooth, [County Kildare], Ireland) to WSC enclosing a copy of the Irish Ecclesiastical Record containing a review of WSC's life of Lord Randolph Churchill [not present] and congratulating WSC on his recent victory [in North-West Manchester]. Criticises Walter Long and asserts that Irish Catholics are ready to co-exist with their Protestant countrymen and are not hostile to the Empire. 03 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/22-24 Letter from Charles Trevelyan (14 Great College Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC noting the great similarity in the careers and temperaments of WSC and Lord Randolph Churchill and advising WSC not to repeat his father's mistake of struggling too strenuously to regain his leading political position rather than waiting for events to restore him to it. 07 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/25 Letter from ? (House of Lords) to WSC agreeing to dine with him in the House of Commons. 12 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/26 Letter from Lewis Harcourt ("Lou Lou") (14 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC assuring him that he has "fixity of tenure" [?in his parliamentary seat]. 14 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/27 Letter from Lord Ripon (9 Chelsea Embankment, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [?on Chinese labour in South Africa]. 23 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/28 Letter from Herbert Vivian (Hotel de Luxembourg, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, [France]) to WSC on: "The Curiosity of Literature", "The River War", and the best way of engaging in published controversy with Colonel [?Ivor] Maxse; Vivian's review of WSC's last book; the activities of "those Labour devils". Suggests WSC meet Horatio Bottomley with a view to getting "our own paper to draw blood properly.". 19 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/29 Letter from Herbert Vivian (Hotel de Luxembourg, Promenade des Anglais, Nice, [France]) to WSC stating that he will be staying in Monte Carlo and asking to be sent "the materials for the massacre of the Maxses.". 20 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/30 Letter from Lindsay Hirsch (L Hirsch & Co, Warnford Court, Throgmorton Street, London) to WSC on the depreciation of the South African market. 06 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/31 Letter from ?John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (29 Chester Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [on the China Convention]. 14 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/32 Letter from Rev J Stratton, [honorary secretary of the sports committee of the Humanitarian League] (Wokingham, Berkshire), to WSC thanking him for being prepared to support the Spurious Sports Bill. 23 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/33 Printed letter from Rev J Stratton, honorary secretary of the sports committee of the Humanitarian League (53 Chancery Lane, London) to Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone], Home Secretary, on the need to strengthen, by means of the Spurious Sports Bill, the law against cruelty to wild animals. Includes the text of the bill. Originally sent with CHAR 2/26/34. Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/34 Printed letter from Rev J Stratton, [honorary secretary of the sports committee of the Humanitarian League] (Wokingham, Berkshire), to [WSC] enclosing a letter to the Home Secretary on the Spurious Sports Bill [see CHAR 2/26/33] and a pamphlet describing the practices the bill is designed to outlaw [see CHAR 2/26/35]. 20 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/35 Pamphlet: Sports legitimate and illegitimate by Rev J Stratton (Humanitarian League, 53 Chancery Lane, London) 15, [1p] Originally sent with CHAR 2/26/34. 1906
CHAR 2/26/36 Letter from Rev Frank Johnson, founder and honorary secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League (57 & 59 Ludgate Hill, London) to [WSC] enclosing a copy of the Juvenile Smoking Bill and asking whether he can suggest any amendments to its wording [See CHAR 2/26/37]. Signed typescript. 20 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/37 The Juvenile Smoking Bill. Printed with annotated comments in WSC's hand 2, 2, [2]p Originally sent with CHAR 2/26/36. 1906
CHAR 2/26/38 Letter from Eliot Crawshay-Williams (Colonial Office) to Frank Johnson, [founder and honorary secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League], giving WSC's views on the Juvenile Smoking Bill. Draft. 24 Feb 1906
CHAR 2/26/39-40 Letter from [Rev Frank Johnson, founder and honorary secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League] to [WSC] [to be sent to leading newspapers] describing the support for the Juvenile Smoking Bill. Typescript draft copy drawn up before the initial presentation of the bill and including WSC's name as a supporter Probably originally sent with CHAR 2/26/41. For later drafts, see CHAR 2/26/42, 44 & 45. [Feb] [1906]-[Mar] [1906]
CHAR 2/26/41 Letter from Rev Frank Johnson, founder and secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League (57 & 59 Ludgate Hill, London), to [WSC] enclosing a draft of a letter describing the support for the Juvenile Smoking Bill to be sent to leading newspapers and asking for WSC's comments. See CHAR 2/26/40. Signed typescript. Annotated that WSC has no objection to his name being mentioned as a supporter of the bill. 01 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/42 ?postdated Letter from [Rev Frank Johnson, founder and honorary secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League, 57 & 59 Ludgate Hill, London] to [WSC] [to be sent to leading newspapers] describing the support for the Juvenile Smoking Bill. Draft copy typescript probably originally sent with CHAR 2/26/43. Annotated that WSC is sympathetic but does not think his name should be put to a letter designed to put pressure on a government of which he is a member. 14 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/43 Letter from Rev Frank Johnson, founder and honorary secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League (57 & 59 Ludgate Hill, London) to WSC enclosing three copies of the revised draft of a letter to be sent to leading newspapers describing the support for the Juvenile Smoking Bill [see CHAR 2/26/42, 44 & 45] Signed typescript. 09 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/44 ?postdated Another unannotated copy of CHAR 2/26/42. Typescript. 14 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/45 ?postdated Another unannotated copy of CHAR 2/26/42. Typescript. 14 Mar 1906
CHAR 2/26/46 Stamped envelope with printed address to the honorary secretary of the International Anti-Cigarette League, 57 & 59 Ludgate Hill, London. [Mar 1909]
CHAR 2/26/47 Letter from William Clegg (Whirlow Green, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC praising his performance as Under- Secretary of State for the Colonies, in particular his speech on [martial law in] Natal, [South Africa], but criticising the Lord Chancellor's policy on the appointment of JPs and the government's attitude to the Trades Disputes Bill. 05 Apr 1906
CHAR 2/26/48 Letter from Sir Alfred Turner (Woodside, Hailsham, Sussex) to WSC praising his speech of the previous night [on the conciliation of South Africa]. 06 Apr 1906
CHAR 2/26/49 Letter from Marie Corelli (Mason Croft, Stratford-on-Avon, [Warwickshire]) to WSC deploring Sir Albert Muntz's insulting language about WSC [at the annual meeting of the South-West Warwickshire Conservative Association], and enclosing a newspaper report of Muntz's remarks. [See CHAR 2/26/50]. 20 Apr 1906
CHAR 2/26/50 Newspaper cutting: report of the annual meeting of the South-West Warwickshire Conservative Association, including insulting remarks about WSC by Sir Albert Muntz. Originally sent with CHAR 2/26/49. 21 Apr [1906]
CHAR 2/26/51 Letter from Frances Marshall ("Alan St Aubyn") (Lyceum Club, 128 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC enclosing a copy of the petition from the Council and Commitee of the Society of Authors for an increase in her Civil List pension [see CHAR 2/26/52] and asking WSC to present it to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. 21 Apr [1906]
CHAR 2/26/52 Petition from the Council and Committee of the Society of Authors to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman praying for an increase in the Civil List pension of Frances Marshall, the novelist. Originally sent with CHAR 2/26/51 Printed with names of signatories added in MS. [Apr 1906]
CHAR 2/26/53 Letter from Gerald Ellison (War Office) to WSC referring to copies of memoranda prepared by Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] for discussion with his colleagues on the Army Council. 27 Apr 1906
CHAR 2/26/54 Letter from Captain C H Elgee (The Residency, Ibadan, Lagos, [Nigeria], West Africa) to WSC congratulating him on his speech in the House of Commons on "the native black". 03 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/55 Letter from John Shipman, honorary secretary of the Convivial Parliamentary Association (House of Commons Library), to WSC inviting him to join the Association. 08 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/56 Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (Villa Rosebery, Posilipo, Naples, [Italy]) to WSC professing ignorance about WSC's and ?'s progress and congratulating WSC on the sales of his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. 13 May 1907
CHAR 2/26/57 Letter from ? W ?Farrens to WSC on trade union reform. 14 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/58 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Wimborne House, Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC urging him to support the appointment of Rev J E Watts Ditchfield as Dean of Manchester. Signed typescript. 16 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/59 Letter from Sir Edward Russell (The Daily Post, Victoria Street, Liverpool) to WSC praising his recent speeches and inviting him to a function at the Liverpool Reform Club. 22 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/60 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Wimborne House, Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC bemoaning Sir Henry Campbell- Bannerman's failure to recognise the strength of Protestant feeling over the appointment to the Deanery of Manchester. 23 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/61 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Itchen Abbas, Alresford, Hampshire) to WSC expressing satisfaction with the "German speech" of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] and urging WSC to rest. 27 May 1906
CHAR 2/26/62 Letter from WSC to the Speaker of the House of Commons [James Lowther] protesting at the Speaker's description of WSC's answer to a supplementary question as "provocative and offensive." Copy in the hand of Eliot Crawshay-Williams. 05 Jun 1906
CHAR 2/26/63-65 Letter from Harold Cox (6 Raymond Buildings, Gray's Inn, [London]) to WSC criticising the Education Bill. Signed typescript. 06 Jun 1906
CHAR 2/26/66-72 Remarks by William Blain [Assistant Secretary to the Treasury] on the depreciation of gold and the proposed suspension of the Sinking Fund, occasioned by a letter from Moreton Frewen to WSC [see CHAR 2/26/73] and sent by Sir Edward Hamilton [Joint Permanent Secretary to the Treasury] to Reginald McKenna [Financial Secretary to the Treasury]. Typescript copy on Treasury paper. Hamilton's introductory note initialed by him. 18 Jun 1906-19 Jun 1906
CHAR 2/26/73-76 Letter from Moreton Frewen (37a Great Cumberland Place, [London]) to WSC discussing the depreciation of gold and advocating the suspension of the Sinking Fund. Signed carbon typescript. 11 Jun 1906
CHAR 2/26/77 Letter from Sir Bindon Blood, Lieutenant General commanding the forces in the Punjab (Murree, [India]), to WSC on reform of the Indian army and the fallacious belief that conditions on the North-West frontier of India are similar to those on European frontiers. 20 Jun 1906
CHAR 2/26/78 Letter from Harley Granville Barker (Court Theatre, [London)] to WSC (House of Commons) on state patronage of the theatre. Signed carbon typescript. 22 Jun 1906
CHAR 2/26/79 Letter from Count Paul Metternich (German Embassy, 9 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC agreeing to arrange for him to see the [German army] manoeuvres. 29 Jun 1906