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Reference code: CHAR 2/33

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CHAR 2/33/1-2 Letter from WSC (General's House, Cairo, [Egypt]) to Arthur Wilson-Fox [Comptroller-General of the Commercial, Labour and Statistical Department of the Board of Trade] asking for his views on a comparison of the British and German social security systems and the need in Britain for state provision to be made for those who are not part of the current largely voluntary system. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 04 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/3 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Colonial Office) to WSC urging him to declare an open door policy for British Indian subjects in Uganda and elsewhere. 11 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/4 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Colonial Office) on: impending changes in the Cabinet; British Indian subjects in Africa; Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's health; the unsatisfactory progress Richard Haldane's [later Lord Haldane] scheme of army reform; the army and naval estimates; the illness of the Attorney-General [Sir John Walton]; the petitioning by the government of New South Wales [Australia] to keep Admiral Sir Harry Rawson as Governor; the ending of the crisis in Natal [South Africa]; the trial of Dinizulu in the Supreme Court. 11 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/5 Letter from J A Spender (Grand Hotel du Prince de Galles, Monte Carlo, [Monaco]) to WSC on WSC's interview for the Westminster Gazette and WSC's invitation to Spender to dine with him. Sends condolences on the death of WSC's servant, George Scrivings. Ilustration of hotel on letter head. 13 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/6 Covering note by John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] (29 Chester Square, [London]) referring to correspondence about the formation of the Parents' League and discussing the issue of religious instruction in Voluntary Schoools. 2 papers. 20 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/7 Letter from Anne, Lady Dickson-Poynder [later Lady Islington] (Villa degli Angeli, Fiesole, Florence, [Italy]) to WSC on the recent victory for Tariff Reform [at the Mid Devon by election]; the death of Sir John Lawson Walker and the prospect of [? a government job for her husband Sir John Dickson-Poynder, later 1st Lord Islington]; her cold accommodation in Florence. 21 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/8 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (War Office) to WSC enclosing a complete and enlarged edition of the army estimates memorandum [not present]. 22 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/9 Letter from Lord Curzon of Kedleston (Hackwood, Basingstoke, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him on the completion of his African journey and stating that he had contemplated such a journey himself when Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Predicts turbulent times ahead for the Government and refers to his "topsy turvy" position as an Irish Representative Peer. 23 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/10 Letter from T C Horsfall (Swanscoe Park, near Macclesfield, [Cheshire]) to WSC arguing that medical insurance has proved more useful to the working class in Germany than old age pensions. 24 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/11 Letter from Thomas Barclay (The Uplands, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, [Worcestershire]) to WSC asking that his name should not be mentioned in connection with the obtaining of an honour for Sir James ? and reporting the favourable reaction to WSC's recent speech [on social policy in Birmingham Town Hall]. 25 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/12 Note by [?Sir Edward Grey, later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Foreign Office) on a letter referring to British policy in Asia Minor. [1908]
CHAR 2/33/13 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to ? expressing support for the establishment of a Jewish state. Draft in the hands of WSC and Edward Marsh. 30 Jan 1908
CHAR 2/33/14-15 Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to [? a suffragette] on the means of debating the issue of women's suffrage. Draft in the hand of Annette Anning. 01 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/16-17 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Harold Elverston wishing him success in his electoral campaign in Worcester against a Protectionist candidate. Draft in WSC's hand. 04 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/18 Letter from Lord Loreburn (8 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC promising to look favourably on J Moore Bayley's claims to be a Justice of the Peace in Birmingham and suggesting his exclusion shows the influence of party politics on appointments to the Bench. 09 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/19 Letter from Frederick Guest (1063 5th Avenue, New York, [USA]) to WSC noting that the Unionist Protectionists and the Free Traders have arrived at a modus vivendi and offering to help in WSC's forthcoming electoral battle. 10 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/20-22 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to T C Horsfall thanking him for his papers on town planning and asking for details on how a system of professional mayors on the German model could be implemented in Britain. Suggests that all local government officials should form one corporate body like the central civil service. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. Draft at CHAR 2/33/23-24. 13 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/23-24 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to T C Horsfall thanking him for his papers on town planning and asking for details on how a system of professional mayors on the German model could be implemented in Britain. Suggests that all local government officials should form one corporate body like the central civil service. Incomplete draft in the hand of Annette Anning. A fuller copy at CHAR 2/33/20-22. 13 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/25 Letter from Harry Burney (Morning Post offices, London) to WSC thanking him for his reference to his former connection with the Morning Post. 15 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/26 Letter from James Middleton (387 Manchester Road, Hollinwood, Oldham, [Lancashire]) to WSC thanking him for his recent speech at the Authors' Club. 19 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/27 Letter from Frederick Hindle, honorary secretary of the Darwen Division Liberal Association (Market Street, Darwen, [Lancashire]) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to speak in Darwen. Signed typescript. 19 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/28-29 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) to WSC on: the commission on afforestation; the chance of WSC getting into the Cabinet as a result of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's illness; the Licensing Bill; the Coal Mines (Eight Hours) Bill; land valuation; the need for parliamentary consideration of the Poor Law and for old age pensions to form part of a general scheme for dealing with poverty. 20 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/30 Letter from John ?Lamson, secretary of the Central News Ltd (5 New Bridge Street, London) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) enclosing a report from the Sheffield Daily Independent [Yorkshire] on WSC's speech at the Authors' Club [not present] and congratulating him on the speech. Signed typescript. 20 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/31-32 Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] enclosing correspondence on the Aliens Act and discussing the lowering of the fee for naturalisation in Britain. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 24 Feb 1908
CHAR 2/33/33 Letter from 3rd Lord Granville (General Post Office) to WSC agreeing to represent the Board of Trade in the House of Lords, listing the expected speakers in the debate there on the following day, and congratulating WSC on his electoral success in Dundee [Scotland]. 11 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/33/34 Letter from Charles A'court Repington (29 Victoria Road, Kensington, [London]) to WSC on Repington's report of the German army manoeuvres. 05 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/35 Letter from J Wales Cameron, president, and W D Fowler, honorary secretary, of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association [Scotland], to WSC inviting him to become the Liberal candidate for the Lord Rectorship of the University. 09 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/36 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to J Wales Cameron [president of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association [Scotland]] accepting the offer to become the Liberal candidate for the Lord Rectorship of the University. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 11 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/37 Letter from J Wales Cameron, president of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association (11 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to be the Liberal candidate for the Lord Rectorship of the University and asking him to send a signed photograph of himself for use in the campaign. 14 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/38-39 Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Thomas Garnett expressing the wish that he [WSC] could be on the platform when 1st Lord Cromer addresses a meeting in the Free Trade Hall [Manchester]. Notes the tariff reformers' criticism of Cromer since his declaration in favour of Free Trade and praises his work to improve the living conditions of the Egyptian peasantry. Draft in the hand of Annette Anning. 16 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/40 Letter from J Wales Cameron, president of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association (11 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC informing him that a pamphlet is to be issued in support of his candidature for the Lord Rectorship of the University and inviting him to visit Edinburgh. 17 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/41 Letter from J Wales Cameron, president of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association (11 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing campaign literature for the election to the Lord Rectorship of the University [see CHAR 2/33/42-46] and commenting on the campaign. 20 Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/42 Leaflet issued by the Edinburgh University Liberal Association [Scotland] announcing the candidature of WSC for the Lord Rectorship of the University. Includes photograph of WSC. Sent with CHAR 2/33/41. [Mar 1908]
CHAR 2/33/43 Leaflet issued by the Edinburgh University Conservative Association [Scotland] announcing the candidature of George Wyndham for the Lord Rectorship of the University. Sent with CHAR 2/33/41. Mar 1908
CHAR 2/33/44 Photograph of George Wyndham issued in connection with his candidature for the Lord Rectorship of Edinburgh University [Scotland]. Sent with CHAR 2/33/41. [Mar 1908]
CHAR 2/33/45 Handbill issued by the Edinburgh University Liberal Association [Scotland] in support of WSC's candidature for the Lord Rectorship of the University against George Wyndham. Sent with CHAR 2/33/41. [Mar 1908]
CHAR 2/33/46 Handbill issued by the Edinburgh University Conservative Association [Scotland] in support of George Wyndham's candidature for the Lord Rectorship of the University against WSC. Sent with CHAR 2/33/41. 19 Mar [1908]