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Reference code: CHAR 2/27

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Date: 05 Jul 1906 - 31 Dec 1906

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CHAR 2/27/1 Letter from James Lowther, Speaker of the House of Commons (Speaker's House) to WSC explaining why he described a recent parliamentary answer by WSC as "provocative and somewhat offensive". 05 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/W2 File note relating to letter from Maurice Caillard [CHAR 2/27/3]. Manuscript. 09 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/3 Letter from Maurice Caillard, private secretary to the Chief of the General Staff (War Office) to WSC asking him to help obtain a House of Commons ticket for the forthcoming speech of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane]. Annotated in shorthand. Misnumbered. 09 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/4 Letter from W J Bryan (Hotel Cecil, London) to WSC enclosing an article on Chinese immigration [not present]. 11 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/5-6 Letter from "Alick" [Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]), to WSC inviting him to a meeting at the House of Commons to be attended by [Richard] Haldane [later Lord Haldane], [Thomas] Buchanan, [Alexander] Wolfe-Murray, [Lord] Chesham, [William] Brocklehurst and [John] Seely [later Lord Mottistone]. Suggests WSC time his visit to Glasgow [Scotland] to coincide with the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Scottish Liberal Association in Peebles and thanks WSC for the speech he made there during the election. 20 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/7 Letter from Count Paul Metternich (German Embassy, London) to WSC conveying the Kaiser's invitation to the manoeuvres and parade of the German army near Breslau. Signed carbon typescript annotated by Metternich. 24 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/8 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (House of Commons) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal [South Africa] and giving advice on the composition of the upper house there. 31 Jul 1906
CHAR 2/27/9 Telegram from J Hawksley (Commercial Sale Rooms, [?London]) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) congratulating him [on his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal, South Africa]. 01 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/10 Letter from Sidney Low (2 Durham Place, Chelsea, [London]) to WSC praising his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal [South Africa] and his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. Remarks on his having seen WSC playing polo. 01 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/11 Letter from Fitzroy Stewart (10 Egerton Gardens, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal [South Africa] and asking him to sign a photograph of himself. 01 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/12 Letter from Francis J Donner (Transvaal Estates and Development Company Limited, Threadneedle House, 28-31 Bishopsgate Street Within, London) congratulating him on his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal [South Africa] and predicting that prosperity will soon return to that region. 01 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/13-15 Letter from Sir Bindon Blood, Lieutenant-General commanding the forces in Punjab (Murre, [India]) to WSC putting forward proposals for the reform of the Indian Army. 01 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/16 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Reform Club, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal, South Africa]. 01 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/17 Letter from Edward Hemmerde (Imperial Hotel, Wrexham, [Denbighshire, Wales]) to WSC on a dispute concerning his (Hemmerde's) election expenses. Asks WSC to come to Denbighshire to help his campaign there and rejects criticism of his visit to Cockermouth [Cumberland] in support of Frederick Guest. 06 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/18 Letter from Lord James of Hereford (Breamore, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC praising his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal [South Africa]. 10 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/19-20 Letter from J Whiteley (Palace Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire) to WSC on his dispute with Edward Hemmerde over the payment of Hemmerde's election expenses. Letterhead includes photograph of the Palace Hotel. 14 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/21 Letter from Edward Hemmerde (Imperial Hotel, Wrexham, [Denbighshire, Wales] to WSC justifying his claim to election expenses. 18 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/22 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (War Office) to WSC explaining that he his not going to the German army manoeuvres because he would have to mount a horse. Advises WSC what to wear at the manoeuvres. 18 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/23 Letter from Count Paul Metternich (German Embassy, [London]) to WSC on the arrangements for WSC's visit to the German army manoeuvres. Signed typescript. 18 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/24 Letter from Count Freidrich von der Schulenberg (German Embassy, [London]) to WSC on the arrangements for WSC's and Frederick Guest's visit to the German army manoeuvres. Gives advice on suitable dress. Signed typescript. 11 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/25 Letter from D J Shackleton (51 London Terrace, Darwen, [Lancashire]) to WSC on the by-election in the Cockermouth Division of Cumberland, and its implications for contests between Liberal and Labour candidates. 21 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/26-27 Letter from Edward Hemmerde (1 Hare Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC asserting that Labour men can only be kept in the Liberal ranks if candidates are selected for their ability rather than their wealth. Advocates the establishment of a democratic fighting-fund. 21 Aug [1906]
CHAR 2/27/28 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Hotel Klinger, Marienbad, [Germany, later Marianske Lazne, Czechoslovakia]) to WSC on the by-election in the Cockermouth Division of Cumberland and the need for reform of the electoral and registration systems. Passes on the King's warning not to be too communicative with the Kaiser. 25 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/29 Letter from Edward Hemmerde (1 Hare Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC on the prospect of agreement with J Whitely [over the payment of Hemmerde's election expenses]. Criticises a speech by [? Alexander] Murray. [the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank]. Annotated: "forwarded from Hotel Bristol Paris", [France]. 28 Aug [1906]
CHAR 2/27/30 Letter from D Browning, naval officer (The Garden House, Wheathampstead, [Hertfordshire]), to WSC agreeing that a previous letter from him to WSC can be forwarded to 2nd Lord Tweedmouth. 31 Aug 1906
CHAR 2/27/31-32 Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough ("Sunny") (Blenheim Palace) to WSC praising the form of his speech on his proposed constitution for the Transvaal [South Africa] but giving detailed criticisms of the proposals. Also discusses the chairmanship of the commission on shipping freights. [Aug 1906]
CHAR 2/27/33 Letter from Hamar Greenwood (Whitby, Ontario, Canada) to WSC describing his tour of Canada and the good reception given by Canadians to WSC's letter assuring them that the change of government in Britain will bring about no fundamental change in imperial policy. Encloses related newspaper cuttings [See CHAR 2/27/34]. 13 Sep 1906
CHAR 2/27/34 Cuttings from The Toronto World and The Toronto Globe on Hamar Greenwood's return to his native town of Whitby, [Ontario, Canada] and WSC's letter to him assuring Canadians that the change of government in Britain will bring about no fundamental changes in imperial policy. 7 papers. Originally sent with CHAR 2/27/33. 03 Sep [1906] - 08 Sep [1906]
CHAR 2/27/35 Letter from Percy Lawrence, first secretary of the Young British Liberals Society (Birmingham Centre) (20 Claremont Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham) to WSC (Colonial Office) asking whether next 28 January will be suitable for WSC's address to a meeting in Birmingham Town Hall. 25 Sep 1906
CHAR 2/27/36 Letter from Percy Lawrence, first secretary of the Young British Liberals Society (Birmingham Centre) (20 Claremont Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham), to WSC (Colonial Office) on the meeting to be addressed by WSC in Birmingham Town Hall. 19 Sep 1906
CHAR 2/27/37 Letter from Percy Lawrence, first secretary of the Young British Liberals Society (Birmingham Centre) (20 Claremont Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham), to WSC (12 Bolton Street) acknowledging WSC's postponement of his presidential address to the Society on account of Joseph Chamberlain's illness. 24 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/38 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (War Office) on a matter involving [?General Sir Ian] Hamilton and a Captain ?Pennell. 26 Sep 1906
CHAR 2/27/39 Letter from Edward Hemmerde (Hand Hotel, Llangollen, [Denbighshire, Wales]) to WSC reporting that J Whitely has agreed to give him (Hemmerde) £500 [towards his election expenses] and thanking WSC for his help in the matter. Asks WSC to address a meeting in Wrexham [Denbighshire, Wales] and predicts that he will have a great triumph on the issue of Chinese labour [in South Africa]. 01 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/40-41 Letter from Thomas Shaw (Lord Advocate's Chambers, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting of Border Liberals under the auspices of the Hawick Liberal Association [Roxburghshire, Scotland]. Reports on the health of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and the silence of 5th Lord Rosebery on public affairs. 01 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/42 Letter from William Clegg (Whirlow Green, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC enclosing a newspaper report [not present] of Sir Howard Vincent's misrepresentation of WSC over the election for Central Sheffield. 03 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/43 Letter from Stuart Reid (Bessborough, Pilltown, [County Kilkenny], Ireland) to WSC praising his life of Lord Randolph Churchill and reporting that Sir Richard Tangye is terminally ill. Sends WSC a copy of his (Reid's) life of the 1st Lord Durham [not present] and asks him to mention it in a speech. 13 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/44 Letter from WSC (12 Bolton Street, [London]) to [Percy Lawrence, first secretary of the Young British Liberal Society (Birmingham Centre)] explaining that he wishes to delay fixing a date for his speech in Birmingham Town Hall on account of Joseph Chamberlain's illness. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 16 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/45 Letter from J Alfred Morris (Oak House, Altrincham, [Cheshire]) to WSC enclosing an invitation to attend the dinner of the Motor Union of Great Britain and Ireland [see CHAR 2/27/46]. 01 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/46 Letter from W Rees Jeffreys, secretary of the Motor Union of Great Britain and Ireland (1 Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, London) to J Alfred Morris (Oak House, Altrincham, [Cheshire]) inviting WSC to the Union dinner. Signed typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/27/45. 31 Oct 1906
CHAR 2/27/47 Letter from ? Cornwallis-West (Salisbury Hall, St Albans, [Hertfordshire]) to ? enclosing letters [relating to Bob Fitzpatrick's post as an Irish Local Government Board inspector]. [See CHAR 2/27/48-51]. 06 Nov [1906]
CHAR 2/27/48-49 Letter from Bob Fitzpatrick (Irish Local Government Board, Edenvale, Conyngham Road, Dublin, [Ireland]) to George [Cornwallis-West] asking him to ask WSC to use his influence to ensure that Fitzpatrick's post as a Local Government Board inspector is made secure and that he gets promoted. [Sent with CHAR 2/27/47]. 01 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/50 Letter from ? (Eaton, Chester) to Lady Randolph Churchill asking her to get WSC to use his influence [to ensure that Bob Fitzpatricks's post as an Irish Local Government Board inspector is made secure and that he gets promoted]. [Sent with CHAR 2/27/47]. 04 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/51 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Treasury Chambers) to WSC agreeing that a paper should be circulated to the Cabinet. 07 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/52 Letter from J B Robinson (Dudley House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC reporting that his son was unable to get into the House of Commons strangers' gallery to hear WSC speak on the Chinese labour question. Asks how matters are progressing in Lisbon [Portugal]. 16 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/53 Letter from Sir John French [later Lord French and Lord Ypres] (Hotel Brulie, La Brulie [?Bruly, Belgium]) to WSC discussing the possibility of awarding a brevet to an officer. 12 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/54 Letter from [? Reginald Barnes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly, [London]) expressing satisfaction with a letter from "Sir I P F". 18 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/55 Letter from Daniel Thomas, honorary general secretary of the South Islington Liberal and Radical Association (15 Lonsdale Square, [London]) to WSC transmitting the Association's resolution calling on the government to repatriate Chinese labourers from South Africa. 22 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/56 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Daniel Thomas, honorary general secretary of the South Islington Liberal and Radical Association (15 Lonsdale Square, [London]), denying that the government's policy on Chinese labour in South Africa has been dilatory. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 24 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/57 Letter from Sir Henry Drummond Wolff (29 Cadogan Place, [London]) to WSC advising him to read an article by Wolff on Home Rule for Ireland. 25 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/58 Letter from Charles Hughes (35 Belfield Road, Didsbury, Manchester) to WSC enclosing a book by Hughes [not present] and referring to previous correspondence with WSC about organising a meeting in Manchester on army reform. Notes the changes in WSC's and Joseph Chamberlain's views since that time and asserts that WSC's political future depends on his attitude to the Irish question. 25 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/59 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to [Charles Hughes of Manchester] asserting that further local self-government may be granted to Ireland but that the integrity of the United Kingdom is indispensable. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 28 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/60 Letter from Sir Albert Rollit (Claridge's Hotel, [London]) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) enclosing newspaper cuttings on his declining the invitation to be the Conservative candidate for South Islington [London] [see CHAR 2/2/61], and explaining that one of the main reasons for this was the previous government's policy on Chinese labour in South Africa. Asks to introduce his nephew to WSC. 27 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/61 Cuttings from the Islington Daily Gazette and North London Tribune: Sir Albert Rollit's declining the invitation to be the Conservative candidate for South Islington. Originally sent with CHAR 2/2/60 Four papers affixed. [Nov 1906]
CHAR 2/27/62 Telegram from Charles ?Brumm, president of the Birkdale Division Liberal Association (Southport, [Lancashire]), to WSC (House of Commons) sending birthday greetings and hoping he may soon be promoted to the Cabinet. 30 Nov 1906
CHAR 2/27/63 Letter from W H Wainwright (Gore Lodge, Gorton, [Manchester]) to WSC discussing the result of the election in Huddersfield [Yorkshire] and reporting that Canon Tynan, secretary of the Roman Catholic Education Association, believed that Catholics would work against Liberal and Labour candidates. Also reports the widespread belief that WSC's speech swayed many voters to the Liberal side. 02 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/64 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to W H Wainwright asserting that the result of the election in Huddersfield [Yorkshire] has shown the strength of the Liberal fighting organisation and should dampen recent Tory hopes. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 03 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/65-66 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Herbert Samuel advocating the reduction in the fee payable for naturalisation as a British citizen. Signed draft in WSC's hand. 07 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/W67-67 Letter from Sir Edward Russell (The Daily Post & Mercury, Victoria Street, Liverpool) to WSC supporting the invitation to WSC to attend a meeting of the Liverpool Reform Club. 07 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/68-69 Letter from Ellen Terry (7 Smith Square, Westminster, [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter asking for support for the idea of a permanent memorial to Sir Henry Irving. See CHAR 2/27/70. Signed manuscript. [Dec 1906]
CHAR 2/27/70 Circular letter from Laurence Alma Tadema (Wittersham, Kent) asking for support for the idea of a permanent memorial to Sir Henry Irving. Typescript. Originally sent with CHAR 2/27/68-69. 08 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/71 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (House of Commons) to WSC informing him that he has decided to take [?the post of Financial Secretary to the Treasury]. 08 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/72 Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) approving the South African constitution and asserting that the stance of Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] on the fiscal question has shaken the confidence of ordinary voters, and that Joseph Chamberlain's political career is over. Reports the poor state of the local Conservative party. 19 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/73 Letter from Robert Hodgson, Archdeacon of Stafford (Leecroft, Rowley Park, Stafford), to WSC querying the figure for the number of children in the Orange River Colony [later Orange Free State, South Africa] reportedly given by WSC in his speech of the previous night. 19 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/74 Letter from W H Massingham (7 Earls Terrace, Kensington, [London]) to WSC reporting that Patrick O'Brien, the whip of the Irish Nationalists, is not opposed to WSC going to Ireland provided certain declarations are made. 21 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/75 Letter from ?Count Paul Metternich (German Embassy, 9 Carlton House Terrace, [London]) to WSC informing him that there is no objection to his writing direct to the Kaiser to thank him [for photographs of the German army manoeuvres]. 27 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/76 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to the Kaiser thanking him for photographs of the German army manoeuvres and offering to send him a copy of his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. Unsigned copy in WSC's hand. 29 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/77 Letter from Rufus Isaacs [later 1st Lord Reading] (32 Park Lane, [London]) to WSC thanking him for "getting Sir George to resume his position.". 29 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/78 Letter from nine members of the Norwich Gladstone Club (28 St Giles' Street, Norwich, [Norfolk]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Norwich. Signed typescript. 31 Dec 1906
CHAR 2/27/79 Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (Welbeck Abbey, Worksop, [Nottinghamshire]) to WSC advising him on the selection of his private secretary at the Colonial Office and urging that he should not commit himself to any policy without due consideration. Reports that [King Edward VII] has been quite civil about WSC. [Dec 1906]
CHAR 2/27/80 Letter from Henry Massingham (House of Commons) to WSC congratulating him on a speech. [Dec 1906]