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Reference code: CHAR 2/29

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Date: 03 Jan 1907 - [1926]

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CHAR 2/29/1 Letter from E J Walder (Board of Trade) to WSC enclosing letters found in an old file in the President's office [the rest of the contents of CHAR 2/29] which seem to date from the time of Annette Anning. [1926]
CHAR 2/29/2 Letter from Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank [later Lord Murray of Elibank] (New Club, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Edinburgh under the auspices of the Scottish Liberal Association and discussing Frederick Guest's chances of being chosen as the candidate for Banffshire [Scotland]. 03 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/3 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (Cloan, Auchterarder, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to WSC inviting him to dine and expressing the hope that WSC will soon be "a colleague in a certain body" [the Cabinet]. 07 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/4 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (India Office) to WSC inviting him to dine and reporting that he has written to the Prime Minister [Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman] but has heard nothing. 09 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/5-7 Telegram from Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank [later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC (Colonial Office) inviting him to address a meeting in Edinburgh under the auspices of the Scottish Liberal Association. 08 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/8 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Mr White declining the invitation from the Norwich Gladstone Club [Norfolk]. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 11 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/9 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC expressing regret that WSC is not coming into the Cabinet at once and reporting that he (Haldane) is pressing for John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] [to be made Financial Secretary at the War Office]. 11 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/10 Letter from Sir Felix Schuster (31 Collingham Road, South Kensington, [London]) to [Sir Francis] Hopwood [later, Lord Southborough] [Permanent Under-Secretary for Colonies] on the bad effects which would follow a reduction in the production of gold in South Africa. Congratulates Hopwood on his recent appointment. 13 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/11 Letter from Arthur Marks (Kensington Villa, Kersal, Manchester) to [WSC] asking whether he thinks that the possibilities of success for young men are greater than at the beginning of the Victorian era. 14 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/12 Letter from [WSC] to Arthur Marks (Reform Club, Manchester) expressing the view that the possibilities of success for young men are greater than they have ever been. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 15 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/13 Letter from General Sir Bindon Blood (94 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC discussing the appointment of [? Sir Charles] Egerton rather than himself to a post. Thinks WSC could do a good job at the War Office and dismisses as absurd the idea that Britain could invade a contintental country with an army based on voluntary enlistment. 17 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/14-16 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Richard Haldane discussing Haldane's proposals for army reform. Typescript copy. 20 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/17 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (War Office) to WSC thanking him for his comments on Haldane's proposals for army reform. 22 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/18 Letter from William Finnemore, secretary of the Birmingham Liberal Association (Coleridge Chambers, Corporation Street, Birmingham), to WSC asking him to fix a date for his visit to Birmingham Town Hall. 22 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/19 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC commenting on a memorandum received from Grimshaw. 22 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/20-21 Letter from W N Shansfield, secretary of the Whitefriars Club (Albany Chambers, Queen Anne's Gate, [London]), to WSC regretting his decision to resign from the Club and asking him to visit a Club meeting. Signed typescript. 24 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/22 Letter from Joseph Wood (The Head Master's, Harrow, [Middlesex]) thanking him for his kind message to a boy at Harrow School who unwittingly took some one else's place in the [?Strangers' Gallery of the House of Commons]. 25 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/23 Letter from R M Percival, secretary of the general committee for the public memorial to Sir Henry Irving (11 Henrietta Street, Convent Garden, [London]), to WSC thanking him for agreeing to have his name added to the committee. 31 Jan 1907
CHAR 2/29/24 Letter from Rev Samuel Proudfoot (Halton, Lancaster) to WSC describing the aim of The Optimist magazine, which he edits, as being the winning over of younger Church of England clergymen to the cause of radicalism and progress. Gives his view of the distinction between High and Low Churchmen. 05 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/25 Letter from WSC to (12 Bolton Street) to Rev Samuel Proudfoot asserting that the separation of Church and State could be agreed to by liberal-minded High Churchmen and that the Church of England should maintain "a sturdy Protestantism" in ritual and doctrine. Signed typesript copy. Earlier drafts at CHAR 2/29/26 & 29. 07 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/26 Letter from WSC to (12 Bolton Street) to [Rev Samuel Proudfoot] asserting that the separation of Church and State could be agreed to by liberal-minded High Churchmen and that the Church of England should maintain "a sturdy Protestantism" in ritual and doctrine. Typesript draft with passage about the wrecking of the Education Bill by the High Church party struck through. See also CHAR 2/29/29. 07 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/27-28 Letter from WSC (12 Bolton Street) to R Morant on the extremely enthusiastic audience response to WSC's declaration in favour of the separation of religious and secular education during his speech in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 07 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/29 Letter from WSC to (12 Bolton Street) to [Rev Samuel Proudfoot] asserting that the separation of Church and State could be agreed to by liberal-minded High Churchmen, that the Church of England should maintain "a sturdy Protestantism" in ritual and doctrine and that the Education Bill was wrecked largely by the High Church party. Typesript draft, marked into sections probably by R Morant. See also CHAR 2/29/26 & 32. 07 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/30 Letter the editor of the The Observer (125 Strand, London) to WSC (105 Mount Street) enclosing a press report of a passage in his speech in Leeds [Yorkshire] on Free Trade within the Empire and asking for clarification. Carbon typescript with cutting affixed. 08 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/31 Letter from R Morant (39 Rutland Gate, [London]) to WSC approving his words on education during his recent speech in the Manchester Free Trade Hall and stressing the importance of the subject. 08 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/32 Letter from R Morant (39 Rutland Gate, [London]) to WSC commenting on WSC's proposed letter [to Rev Samuel Proudfoot] on the Church and education [see CHAR 2/29/29]. 08 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/33-36 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to the editor of The Observer expanding on his reported statement about Free Trade within the Empire. 2 copies, both in the hand of Annette Anning, one with minor amendments by WSC. 09 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/37 Letter from Alfred Emmott (Werneth Park, Oldham, [Lancashire]) asking to defer an answer about a correspondent. Praises WSC's recent speech in Manchester. 09 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/38 Letter from Rev Samuel Proudfoot (Halton, Lancaster) to WSC repeating his view that Low Churchmen were more generally opposed to the Education Bill than so-called High Churchmen. Defines his own moderate Protestantism. 11 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/39 Annotated newspaper cuttings: speeches by Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] and WSC on colonial contributions to imperial defence costs; speech by Arthur Balfour in favour of tariff reform; speech on local legislative affairs by the premier of South Australia; Anglo-Australian trade figures; disruption of a meeting in Cambridge being addressed by James Kier Hardy. Originally sent with CHAR 2/29/43. 6 papers. 19 Feb 1907-21 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/40 Letter from Lord Ripon (9 Chelsea Embankment, [London]) to WSC praising WSC's recent speech on the Address. 21 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/41 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (India Office) to WSC enclosing a letter from a man he met in Ottawa [Canada] [not present] and asking for advice about a reply. Annotated summary reply by WSC. 25 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/42 Letter from James Adderley (The Parsonage, Saltley, [Birmingham]) to WSC inviting him to open the Lord Norton Memorial Hall and Institute, Birmingham. 26 Feb [1907]
CHAR 2/29/43 Letter from William Parry, chemist (Port Victoria, South Australia) criticising James Kier Hardy and complaining of the Protectionist stance of newspapers in Australia. Urges WSC to continue his fight for Free Trade. Encloses newspaper cuttings [see CHAR 2/29/39]. 26 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/44 Letter from Reginald McKenna (Board of Education) to WSC commiserating with him on Frederick Guest's defeat in the election for the Brigg Division of Lincolnshire. 27 Feb [1907]
CHAR 2/29/45-46 Comments by "W.H.P." [the Inspector under the Aliens Act] on two cases of transmigrants being rejected on health grounds, as reported in a cutting from The Jewish Chronicle [see CHAR 2/29/47 & 54]. Typescript. 28 Feb 1907
CHAR 2/29/47 Cutting from The Jewish Chronicle: two cases of transmigrants being rejected on health grounds [see CHAR 2/29/45-46 & 54]. [Feb 1907]
CHAR 2/29/48-50 Letter from James Platt (Hutton Hall, Marston, York) to WSC asserting his claim to be made a Liberal peer as a former director of the textile firm of Platt Brothers of Oldham [Lancashire]. Feb [1907]
CHAR 2/29/51 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Wimborne House, Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC on what Frederick Guest should do following his defeat for the Brigg Division of Lincolnshire. 03 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/52 Letter from Walter McLaren (45 Ashley Gardens, [London]) to WSC urging him not to go back on his support for women's suffrage. 03 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/53 Letter from Charles Kress (Hotel Royal Danieli, Venice, [Italy]) to WSC asking for help in obtaining a birth certificate for his son born in Cairo [Egypt]. 05 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/54 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Home Office) to WSC enclosing a note by the Inspector under the Aliens Act on two cases of transmigrants reported in The Jewish Chronicle [see CHAR 2/29/45-47]. Signed typescript. 06 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/55 Letter from Annette Anning (12 Bolton Street) to a newspaper editor on a recent statement made in his paper about WSC. Copy. 07 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/56 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (India Office) to WSC on government funding [for Louis Brennan's gyroscopic monorail system]. 13 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/57 Letter from J Dulberg (260 Oxford Road, Manchester) to WSC on Jewish dissatisfaction with the attitude of Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone to alien immigration. 15 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/58-59 Letter from Frank Elliot (Home Office) to Edward Marsh on Charles Kress's application for a birth certificate for his son born in Egypt. Signed typescript. 18 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/60 Letter from William Tyrrell (Foreign Office) to Edward Marsh on Charles Kress's application for a birth certificate for his son born in Egypt. 20 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/61 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby (10 Downing Street) to WSC acknowledging his recommendation of Benn Wolfe Levy for an honour. 22 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/62 Letter from T Horsfall (Swanscoe Park, near Macclesfield, [Cheshire]) to WSC advocating stricter control of the extension of towns such as exists in continental Europe, the Transvaal [South Africa], the United States and elsewhere. Considers an area of slums in the Ancoats district of Manchester. Signed typescript annotated in shorthand. 23 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/63 Letter from Lewis Harcourt ("Loulou") (14 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC reporting that he (Harcourt) is to be put into the Cabinet to take charge of the Small Holdings Bill. 24 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/64 Letter from Arthur Brompton (Glenwood, Four Oaks, Warwickshire) to WSC thanking him for accepting the presidency of the Birmingham Liberal Club. 26 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/65-66 Letter from Reginald McKenna (House of Commons) to WSC on: the Small Holdings Bill and Lewis Harcourt's planned promotion to the Cabinet; dinner with the Japanese Minister of Education; therapeutic breathing exercises; appointment of a permanent secretary to the Colonial Conference. 27 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/67 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Home Office) to WSC on the case of William Taylor, a prisoner serving a sentence for the attempted murder of Judge Parry. Signed typescript. 28 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/29/68 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Chateau de Thorenc, Cannes, [France]) to WSC reporting that he has sent a private telegram to [Sir Wilfrid] Laurier, who is reportedly to attend the Colonial Conference. Describes his life in Cannes and notes that discussion in the House of Commons of the conduct of [Sir Alexander] Swettenham [Governor of Jamaica] was avoided. 31 Mar 1907