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Reference code: CHAR 2/36

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Date: 02 Oct 1902 - 1909

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CHAR 2/36/1 Letter from Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] (General Post Office) to WSC informing him that he cannot provide financial assistance to a retired sub postmistress of Bonnybridge, Glasgow, [Scotland]. Signed typescript. 03 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/2 Letter from William ? (Treasury Chambers) to Edward Marsh enclosing a letter [on the reduction of the pension of an Irish customs official who was retired because of his alcoholism. See CHAR 2/35/61]. 02 Nov [1908]
CHAR 2/36/3 Letter from Anne, Lady Dickson-Poynder [late Lady Islington] (8 Chesterfield Gardens, [London]) to WSC asking him to speak at a meeting at her house to publicise the work of Dr Barnardo's Home. 03 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/4 Letter from Harold Tennant MP (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC suggesting he speak at the Liberal Colonial Club either on the hollowness of the claim that Tariff Reform would be a cure for unemployment, or women's suffrage, or colonial preference in relation to foodstuffs. 03 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/5 Letter from P A Vaile, author and barrister from New Zealand (29a Charing Cross Road, London), to WSC asking for a meeting to discuss a matter "of imperial importance". 03 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/6 Letter from J Blackstock (University Hotel, Endsleigh Gardens, London) to WSC's private secretary [Edward Marsh] thanking him for his letter and referring to Mr Howard's wish that anything Blackstock might say to WSC should be regarded as a message from Howard. Thanks WSC for referring him to John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] and mentions that he has an appointment with Lord Crewe. 05 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/7 Letter from Elizabeth, Lady Kenmare (66 Cadogan Square, [London]) to WSC enclosing and commenting on Sir Alexander Henderson's plan for the financing of the Irish Land Purchase Act and related newspaper cuttings [see CHAR 2/36/9-11]. 07 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/8 Letter from Dr Francis Paget [Bishop of Oxford] (Cuddesdon, Wheatley, Oxfordshire) enclosing a document. 04 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/9 Memorandum by Sir Alexander Henderson on the financing of the Irish Land Purchase Act. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/36/7. 27 Oct 1908
CHAR 2/36/10 Cutting: correspondence between 5th Lord Kenmare [earlier Lord Castlerosse], chairman of the Provisional Committee of the Irish Land Purchase Association, and George Wyndham on the rate of progress under the Irish Land Purchase Act of 1903. Sent with CHAR 2/36/7. 24 Jul 1908 - 01 Aug 1908
CHAR 2/36/11 Cutting on Sir Alexander Henderson's scheme for financing of the Irish Land Purchase Act. Sent with CHAR 2/36/7 2 papers. [Oct 1908]
CHAR 2/36/12 Letter from 2nd Lord Grimthorpe [Ernest Beckett] (80 Portland Place, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help in obtaining the sanction of the Local Government Board [to the purchase of Kirkstall Grange by Leeds Corporation [Yorkshire]], which has enabled Grimthorpe to give a park to the people of Leeds. 10 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/13 Letter from Stanley Udale (11 Birch [?], Ealing Common, [London]) to WSC asking for an interview. 14 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/14-15 Letter from E S Grieve (Cliffburn, Alyth, [Perthshire, Scotland]) to Blanche, Lady Hozier asking her to ask WSC to try and obtain a government post for her nephew, John Barclay Milne, an analytical chemist who served and worked in South Africa. 15 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/16 Letter from Edward Marsh to [Stanley Udale] informing him that WSC is unavailable for an interview. Signed typescript copy. 16 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/17 Letter from J Nash (10 Downing Street) to Edward Marsh on the nomination of chairmen of royal commissions and the refusal of Herbert Asquith [alter 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] to see a deputation about Canadian cattle. 17 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/18 Letter from Abe Bailey (Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London) to WSC enclosing a cutting on the work of the Closer Union Society [see CHAR 2/36/18a]. 18 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/18a Cutting on the work of the Closer Union Society, which aims to bring about closer links between the South African states and within the Empire as a whole. Sent with CHAR 2/36/18. [Nov 1908]
CHAR 2/36/19 Notes by [Abe Bailey] (Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, London) on the financing and management of a scheme of land settlement. [Nov 1908]
CHAR 2/36/20 Letter from J Wales Cameron, president of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association (11 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC asking him for a letter to be read out at the annual general meeting of the Association and describing the positive aspects from the Liberal point of view of the campaign and result of the University rectorial election, in which WSC was defeated. 19 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/21 Letter from Merton Russell Cotes (East Cliff Hotel, Bournemouth, [Hampshire]) to WSC (22 Carlton House Terrace) enclosing a letter of introduction from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne [see CHAR 2/36/22] and asking for an interview. Signed typescript. 25 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/22 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC (22 Carlton House Terrace) introducing Merton Russell Cotes and enclosing an extract from a speech by WSC in 1902 praising Cotes's loan of works of art to Oldham Corporation [Lancashire]. Signed typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/36/21. 24 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/23 Extract from a speech by WSC praising Merton Russell Cotes's loan of works of art to Oldham Corporation [Lancashire]. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/36/22. 02 Oct 1902
CHAR 2/36/24 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC asking him to give an interview to Merton Russell Cotes with a view to getting him on the side of the Liberals, who are lacking the support of such wealthy men. Signed typescript. 25 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/25 Letter from Canon John Richardson (St Augustine's, York Street, C-on-M, Manchester) to WSC warning that the Education Bill will alienate Roman Catholic opinion from the Liberals. 25 Nov 1908
CHAR 2/36/26 Letter from R R McIntosh, honorary secretary, and J Wales Cameron, president, of the Edinburgh University Liberal Association (the University Union, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC offering him the honorary presidency of the Association and inviting him to a banquet. 01 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/27 Letter from Hugo Baring (8 Bishopsgate Within, London) to WSC asking him to help his relative, Count J Fitzjames, and his friend to obtain a licence to shoot big game in East Africa. 01 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/28-29 Letter from J C Gore (Nicosia, Cyprus) to WSC complaining about being compulsorily retired from his post in the colonial service. 03 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/30-31 Letter from Moreton Frewen (Jules Hotel, Jermyn Street, [London]) to WSC stating that he has written a digest of the reports by United States consuls in the Far East and suggesting that it be sent to British consular agents for review with a view to a Royal Commission on the Eastern Exchanges. Frewen has been asked by the Washington Commission to go with a sub commission to China and India, but he dare not go to India. Refers to the starvation of hundreds of thousands of natives due to the closure of the mints. Signed and annotated typescript. 04 Dec [1908]
CHAR 2/36/32 Letter from Lord Milner [earlier Sir Alfred Milner] (Sturry Court, Sturry, Kent) to WSC suggesting a time for a meeting. 08 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/33 Letter from Whitelaw Reid [United States Ambassador] (Dorchester House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC on a copy of WSC's "My African journey" to be presented to the President [Theodore Roosevelt]. 08 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/34 Letter from A P McClelland, honorary secretary of Sunderland Liberal Club to WSC inviting him to become president of the Club. Annotated with WSC's reply that he would like to accept on the understanding that he would not necessarily have to come and speak. 08 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/35 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby (House of Commons) to WSC enclosing a circular to MPs asking for their support for a proposed address of congratulation to the Turkish parliament [see CHAR 2/36/36]. 09 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/36 Printed circular from Wilfred Ashley, George Gooch, Sir William Brampton Gurdon, John Kennaway, James Ramsay MacDonald, Gilbert Parker, Arthur Ponsonby and Henry Vivian asking MPs for their support for a proposed address of congratulation to the Turkish parliament on the occasion of its opening. Sent with CHAR 2/36/35. 03 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/37 Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Pleasaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC asking him to find out whether the Foreign Office has refused his exequator as Montenegrin consul. Annotated by Edward Marsh with request to Hubert Montgomery as to what answer should be sent. 09 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/38 Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (Archerfield House, Dirleton, [East Lothian], Scotland) to WSC enclosing an earlier letter of her's to WSC [see CHAR 2/36/39] and reporting that she has been cheered by the good reports she has received about Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith]. Refers to David Lloyd George's speech [?about women's suffrage]. 11 Dec [1908]
CHAR 2/36/39 Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (Archerfield House, Dirleton, [East Lothian], Scotland) to WSC complaining of the criticism of Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] by the Manchester Guardian and asking WSC to speak to the editor. Sent with CHAR 2/36/38. 11 Dec [1908]
CHAR 2/36/40 Letter from Hubert Montgomery (Foreign Office) to Edward Marsh stating that the question of Herbert Vivian's application to be Montenegrin consul has been referred to the Home Office. 11 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/41 Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (Archerfield House, Dirleton, [East Lothian], Scotland] to WSC agreeing with his advice [not to put pressure on the Manchester Guardian], noting the "good form" of Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and urging WSC to promote concerted action by the Government. Thinks disestablishment of the Welsh Church is not a high priority and that David Lloyd George lacks judgement. Notes the enthusiasm of Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] for Herbert Asquith's conduct of affairs. 13 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/42 Letter from Captain The Honorable H S Stanhope RN, treasurer of the Home Counties Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, London) to WSC inviting him to address the Federation's next annual meeting, possibly in the Saffron Walden Division of Essex, and giving the number of seats won by the Liberals in general elections since 1885 Annotated by WSC that he will be too busy to accept. 23 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/43 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] denying that he has tried to usurp the position of the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and Grey in the area of foreign policy. Draft in WSC's hand. 24 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/44 Envelope with the signed instruction by WSC: "Eddie: read and keep this copy". 24 Dec 1908-26 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/45-46 Letter from WSC ([Blenheim]) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] on: 5th Lord Lansdowne's rejection of the suggestion that the House of Lords will reject the Budget Bill; the formulation of legislation on unemployment and infirmity insurance and labour exchanges; the need for some form of state control of the amalgamations of railway companies; the impending large government measures on finance and unemployment; the report of the Afforestation Commission. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 26 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/47-48 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Fallodon, Christon Bank, Northumberland) to WSC justifying his warning to WSC to be careful about discussing foreign policy with prominent politicians in France. 26 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/48-49 Letter from Herbert Asquith [Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Archerfield House, Dirleton, [East Lothian], Scotland) to WSC suggesting that Harold Tennant, rather than Charles Masterman or Russell Rea, should replace Sir Hudson Kearley should the latter leave the Board of Trade. 27 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/50-51 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] agreeing that Harold Tennant should replace Sir Hudson Kearley at the Board of Trade and enclosing the report of the trade unionists who went to Germany to study unemployment insurance and labour exchanges. Advocates following the German example with a large programme of social legislation to underpin existing voluntary agencies; in particular: labour exchanges and unemployed insurance, infirmity insurance, a programme of state afforestation and road-building, the modernisation of the Poor Law, state control of railway amalgamation, compulsory education until the age of seventeen. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 29 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/52 Letter from Lord Crewe (Crewe Hall, [Cheshire]) to WSC on safeguards for the native protectorates under any act of South African confederation. Thinks that the matter should be discussed with Lord Selborne, whom he describes as "a dangerous plenipotentiary" and "obstinate", and the native deputations. 29 Dec 1908
CHAR 2/36/53 Covering note by WSC for CHAR 2/36/54-56: "Put by till after the crisis. Apres la bataille". [1909]
CHAR 2/36/54 The care of the children, being chapter IV. of part I. of the minority report of the Poor Law Commission. Printed for the National Committee to Promote the Break-up of the Poor Law [4, 137-211, [3]p]. 1909
CHAR 2/36/55 Birth and infancy, being chapter III. of part I. of the minority report of the Poor Law Commission. Printed for the National Committee to Promote the Break-up of the Poor Law [5, 85-135, [3]p]. 1909
CHAR 2/36/56 The new charter of the poor, being an explanation of what is meant by the break-up of the Poor Law, and an outline of the proposals of the minority report of the Poor Law Commission. Printed for the National Committee to Promote the Break-up of the Poor Law [2, 23, [3]p]. 1909
CHAR 2/36/57 Printed statement of aims and membership application form of the the National Committee to Promote the Break-up of the Poor Law. [1909]
CHAR 2/36/58 Printed description of the research department and subscription application form of the National Committee to Promote the Break-up of the Poor Law. [1909]
CHAR 2/36/59 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (Carlton Hotel, Frankfurt-am-Main, [Germany]) to WSC on newspaper reporting of political speeches. [Sep 1908]
CHAR 2/36/60 Letter from Charles Masterman (Casa Biondetti, Venice, [Italy]) to WSC asserting that the Liberals will cease to be a force in the country if they do not tackle [?the problem of unemployment] and pointing out the danger of the "supine" Government losing the Newcastle-on-Tyne by- election due to working men voting for the two "remedies" of Socialism and Tariff Reform. Invites WSC to meet him for a discussion. [Sep 1908]
CHAR 2/36/61 Letter from Charles Masterman (Hotel Restaurant Cavalletto, Venice, [Italy]) to [WSC] on the gravity of the unemployment situation and the limited ability of John Burns [President of the Local Government Board] to tackle the problem through Distress Committees. Sees strikes in Lancashire as obstacles to the provision of relief work and the operation of labour exchanges and calls for bold Government action. Illustration of hotel in letter-head. [Sep 1908]
CHAR 2/36/62 Letter from Herbert Asquith (Archerfield House, Dirleton, [East Lothian], Scotland] to WSC stating that he has written to Harold ("Jack") Tennant to offer him Sir Hudson Kearley's post [at the Board of Trade]. 31 Oct 1908