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Reference code: CHAR 2/34

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Date: 09 May 1906 - 29 May 1908

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CHAR 2/34/1-2 Monthly report of the honorary secretary of the National League of Young Liberals. Typescript. 02 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/3 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (White's, [London]) to WSC suggesting he approach Cornelia, Lady Wimborne about standing for Cardiff [Wales] if he is defeated at North-West Manchester. 07 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/4 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to WSC to John Redmond asserting that Irish nationalists should support him [in the North-West Manchester by election] rather than his "ultra Unionist" opponent, [William Joynson-Hicks]. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 07 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/5 Letter from John Redmond (18 Wynnstay Gardens, [London]) to WSC expressing the belief that WSC will be unable to secure the Irish vote in North-West Manchester. 06 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/6 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC commenting on WSC's letter to John Redmond on the Irish vote in North-West Manchester [see CHAR 2/34/4] and advising him about his new role at the Board of Trade and in the Cabinet. 08 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/7 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, [France]) to WSC offering him the post of President of the Board of Trade, which with Parliament's consent is to be given the same salary and status as the secretaryships of state. 08 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/8 Letter from Sir Murland Evans (3 & 4 Fenchurch Street, London) to WSC withdrawing his request for an interview and wishing him success [as President of the Board of Trade]. 08 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/9 Letter from Alice Guest (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) to WSC asking about the chances of Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] of getting office in the House of Lords, since his temperament is unsuited to the House of Commons. Thinks the illness of Lord Wimborne [1st Baron] has nullified Cornelia, Lady Wimborne's influence and that the Liberals should make Wimborne House a social focal point. 10 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/10 Resolutions on the Education Bill and the Licensing Bill passed by a conference of representatives of Congregational churches in North Glamorgan, [Wales]. 10 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/11 Letter from Sir Francis Channing (40 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC passing on an invitation to address a meeting from the branches of the Young Liberals League in East Northamptonshire and describing the branches' work in counteracting socialism and rallying opinion on the Licensing Bill. Comments on WSC's forthcoming by-election in North-West Manchester. 10 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/12-13 Letter from Colonel Charles Townshend (9th Division Headquarters, [India]) to WSC stressing the importance of maintaining the strength of the regular army and criticising the abolition of the militia system. Refers to the American Civil War, the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and the taking of Quebec [Canada]. Hopes to get command of a brigade and praises his superior, Lieutenant-General Sir James Wolfe Murray. Suggests making military service a pre-requisite of employment in administrative posts. 11 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/14 Note on Board of Trade paper about the answering and retention of CHAR 2/34/15-18. [Apr 1908]
CHAR 2/34/15 Letter from Lord Curzon (Hackwood, Basingstoke, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/16 Letter from 1st Lord Ripon (Studley Royal, Ripon, [Yorkshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/17 Letter from ? (Palazzo Borghese, Rome, [Italy]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. [Apr 1908]
CHAR 2/34/18 Letter from Lord Loreburn (Kingsdown, Dover, [Kent]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in North-West Manchester. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/19 Letter from Sidney Webb [later Lord Passfield] (41 Grosvenor Road, Westminster Embankment, [London]) to WSC enclosing his scheme of Poor Law reform [not present] for use in the consideration of the old age pension scheme, and evidence taken before the Poor Law Commission relating to unemployment. 13 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/20 Letter from Bertram Straus (8 Hyde Park Mansions, [London]) to WSC commiserating with him over his defeat in North-West Manchester and offering to resign his seat for the Mile End Division of Tower Hamlets [London] in favour of WSC. Annotated with summary reply thanking him for the offer but stating that no decision is possible yet, 29 April 1908. 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/21 Letter from Lady Dorothy Howard (en route for Castle Howard, York) to WSC apologising for her importunate behaviour but stressing her commitment to women's rights and hoping for WSC's support. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/22 Letter from Sir Walter Hely Hutchinson (Government House, Cape Town, [South Africa]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade, assuring him that he will find another seat if he is defeated in North-West Manchester and reporting that the local financial situation is bad. 15 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/23-24 Letter from Arnold Lupton (13 Spring Road, Headingley, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to WSC on Sir William Dupree's claim that the value of the Coach and Horses inn at Hilsea [Hampshire] was greatly reduced after he bought it because of the introduction of the Licensing Bill. 22 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/25 Cutting from the Methodist Recorder: marked article on Sir William Dupree's claim that the value of the Coach and Horses inn at Hilsea [Hampshire] was greatly reduced after he bought it because of the introduction of the Licensing Bill. 16 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/26 Letter from Sir Percy Girouard (42 Hyde Park Square, [London]) to WSC assuring him that his defeat in North- West Manchester will not be a great setback. 24 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/34/27 Telegram from the Archdeacon of Westminster [Albert Wilberforce] and his wife [Charlotte] (Victoria Street, [London]) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) expressing admiration for his campaign [in North-West Manchester]. 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/28 Letter from Ivor Philipps (Cosheston Hall, Pembroke, [Wales]) to WSC commiserating with him on his defeat [in North-West Manchester] and offering to resign his Southampton seat in favour of WSC. 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/29 Letter from Alexander Porter (Norwood, Prestwich, Manchester) to WSC expressing great regret at his defeat in North-West Manchester and thanking him for his services. 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/30 Letter from J A Spender (45 Sloane Street, [London]) to WSC commiserating with him [on his defeat in North-West Manchester] and advising him not to go to Dundee [Scotland] "unless you are sure of your Scots.". 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/31 Letter from Robert Outhwaite MP (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign in North-West Manchester and asserting that WSC is destined to lead Liberalism "back to first principles". 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/32 Letter from Sir Richard Solomon (42 Hyde Park Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign in North-West Manchester and hoping that he will find a safe seat. Thinks most people in South Africa will be disappointed. 25 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/34/33 Letter from Charles Mallet (The Green, Wimbledon Common, [Surrey]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign [in North-West Manchester]. Dated 1905. 25 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/34/34 Letter from E P Stevenson (15 Old Cavendish Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign [in North-West Manchester] and on his attack on the Harmsworth Press. Denounces the methods of the Daily Mail. 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/35A-35B Cutting: letter from E P Stevenson to the editor of the Westminster Gazette asserting WSC's claims to the support of Free Trade Unionists in the North-West Manchester election and criticising his opponents' campaigning on the Licensing Bill and other issues; also includes covering note for letter [not present] from [?] Bertram Straus [MP for Mile End, London] offering to give up his seat to WSC. 21 Apr [1908] - 25 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/36 Letter from Sir William Robson (26 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his campaign in North-West Manchester. 26 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/37 Letter from Cecil Grenfell (4 Great Cumberland Place, [London]) to WSC accepting his suggestion that he put himself forward as a potential candidate for an unnamed parliamentary constituency. 27 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/34/38 Letter from Frederick Verney MP (12 Connaught Place, Marble Arch, [London]) to WSC inviting him to a dinner at the House of Commons to be attended by David Lloyd George and managers and workers in the railway industry with an interest in Boards of Conciliation. Praises the remarks of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] about Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. 27 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/39 Letter from leading inhabitants of Larnaca (Cyprus) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade. Signed typescript. 28 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/34/40 Letter from F J Robertson, convenor of the Parliamentary Committee of the Young Scots Society (34 Warrender Park Terrace, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC inviting him to address a meeting in Edinburgh under the auspices of the Western Union of the Society and reporting the Parliamentary Committee's work on his behalf in Dundee and the interest of Society members in the Edinburgh University Rectorial election. Annotated that WSC cannot pledge himself so far ahead and fears that the autumn session would make it very difficult. 07 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/41-42 Letter from Lord Churchill (Rolleston, Billesdon, Leicester) to WSC congratulating him [on his election for Dundee [Scotland]]. Refers to his experience on the board of the Great Western Railway, offers to provide information about the railways and urges WSC to meet the GWR's general manager. 10 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/43 Letter from Alexander Porter (Norwood, Prestwich, Manchester) to WSC congratulating him on his victory in the Dundee [Scotland] election. 10 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/44 Telegram from General Louis Botha (Pretoria, [South Africa]) to WSC congratulating him [on his victory in the Dundee [Scotland] election]. 11 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/45 Letter from Robert Harcourt (Ashbrook, Arbroath, [Forfarshire, Scotland]) to WSC thanking him for his telegram [?congratulating Harcourt on his victory in the election for Montrose Burghs] and praising WSC's victory speech in Dundee. 13 May [1908]
CHAR 2/34/46 Letter from Eliot Crawshay-Williams (14a Ashley Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help whilst they were together at the Colonial Office and announcing his intention of seeking out a parliamentary constituency. Congratulates WSC on his victory in Dundee [Scotland] and urges him to get the Governmnent to take up the alternative vote in order to avoid "a catastrophe" at the next General Election. 13 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/47 Letter from Charles Cotchin, treasurer of the South Beds Liberal Association (5 Cheapside, Luton, [Bedfordshire]), to WSC congratulating him on his electoral victory in Dundee [Scotland] and inviting him to address a meeting in Luton. Signed typescript. Annotated that WSC cannot yet make a promise but that he would like to speak in Luton. 13 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/48 Letter from J Wales Cameron (11 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing cuttings about a dinner party attended by WSC in Edinburgh which contravened the local licensing laws [see CHAR 2/34/48a]. 15 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/48a Cuttings from the [Edinburgh Evening Dispatch] about a dinner party attended by WSC in Edinburgh [Scotland] which contravened the local licensing laws. 2 papers. Sent with CHAR 2/34/48. 13 May 1908-[14] May 1908
CHAR 2/34/49 Letter from Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton] (Colonial Office) to WSC suggesting that John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] rather than himself should sit on the "A R R" committee and noting David Lloyd George's curious new position as devil's advocate. 16 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/50 Letter from Frederick Mackarness MP (House of Commons Library) to WSC asking him to use his influence with Lord Crewe to obtain a Privy Councillorship for John Merriman, Prime Minister of Cape Colony, [South Africa]. 26 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/51 Letter from Henry Rider Haggard (Royal Commission on Coast Erosion, 35 Great George Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC accompanying a copy of Rural England [not present] and advocating a scheme of national afforestation to encourage small-holders and thereby combat rural depopulation. 29 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/52-53 Letter from Joseph Graham, honorary secretary of Glasgow University Liberal Club (c/o Hansenstein, 144 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, [Scotland]) to WSC enclosing cuttings on a hoax played by the Conservatives in the Glasgow University rectorial election and the Liberals' response [see CHAR 2/34/52a] and asking him to write a letter in support of David Lloyd George's candidature. 29 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/52a Cuttings from the [Daily Record and Mail] on the hoax played by the Conservatives in the Glasgow University rectorial election (involving a telegram from WSC in support of David Lloyd George's candidature) and the Liberals' response. 2 papers. Sent with CHAR 2/34/52-53. 28 May 1908-29 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/54 Letter from Thomas Gibson Bowles (25 Lowndes Square, [London]) to WSC urging him to take the opportunity to get a commercial treaty with France. 29 May 1908
CHAR 2/34/55 Letter from ?C H Mortimer (House of Commons) to WSC thanking him for a present and its accompanying letter and hoping that despite the current state of party politics they may remain friends. 01 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/56 Letter from Sir James Wolfe Murray (28 Wilton Crescent, [London]) to WSC on the Headquarters staff at the War Office. 01 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/57 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to [an officer of the Glasgow University Conservative Club, Scotland] disapproving of the Club's hoax during the University rectorial election involving a message of support from WSC to David Lloyd George. Unsigned draft in WSC's hand. 01 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/58 Letter from Joel Seaverns (House of Commons) to WSC inviting him to a dinner on behalf of the City of London Liberal Association. 01 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/59 Letter from Alexander ? (4 Devonshire Place, [London]) to WSC asking whether he can assist H V Sawyer, a former captain in the Indian Army who lost his arm after a panther bite and is seeking a post as Assistant Inspector under the Poor Law. 03 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/60 Letter from Herbert Montgomery (Foreign Office) to Edward Marsh enclosing a memorandum on the agreement in 1906 between the United Kingdom and the Independent State of the Congo [Africa] [see CHAR 2/34/61]. 05 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/61 Foreign Office memorandum on the agreement in 1906 between the United Kingdom and the Independent State of the Congo [Africa], with special reference to Belgian sovereignty over the Lado Enclave. Sent with CHAR 2/34/60. 05 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/62 Agreement between the United Kingdom and the Independent State of the Congo, modifying the agreement signed at Brussels, May 12, 1894. (Cmd. 2920) [2, 4p]. 09 May 1906
CHAR 2/34/63 Letter from Harley Granville-Barker (3 Clement's Inn, [London]) to WSC asking what the Government is going to do about the licensing of plays. 09 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/64 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC on the possibility of Guest's not standing for re-election to parliament. 12 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/65 Letter from Lady Dorothy Howard (Pudsey, [Yorkshire]) to WSC disassociating herself from the "rowdyism" of the Women's Freedom League and describing the gloomy prospects for the Liberals in the Pudsey by-election. Refers to a sermon by a High Church parson on the need to carry the Athanasian creed to the blacks of central Africa. 14 Jun 1908
CHAR 2/34/66-68 Letter from J E Maliphant, honorary secretary of the Pontypool and District Sunday School Union (65 Albion Road, Pontypool, [Monmouthshire, Wales]) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) inviting him to address a meeting in Pontypool of boys from the Union's day and Sunday schools. Annotated that WSC will not be in Pontypool on the day suggested and must refuse. 16 Jun 1908