Public and Political: General: Home Secretary appointment: Letters etc. of congratulation.

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Date: 12 Feb 1910 - 15 Dec 1910

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CHAR 2/48/1 Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Flowermead, Princes Road, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC referring to the healing of the breach between them and congratulating him [on his appointment as Home Secretary]. Thinks, however, that "the general sky is black.". 12 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/2 Letter from ? (43 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his letter and mentioning that he has received a long and friendly letter from the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith]. Congratulates WSC on his appointment as Home Secretary and hopes WSC and CSC will accept Lady McLaren's invitation to Antibes [France]. 14 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/3 Letter from Harold Tennant (Board of Trade) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and recalling that his (Tennant's) first official post was as under-secretary to WSC. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/4 Letter from William Royle (Elmwood, Rusholme, [Manchester]) to WSC on the satisfaction of WSC's friends in the Manchester area over his appointment as Home Secretary. Hopes WSC will still be able to pursue the schemes for invalidity and unemployment insurance. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/5 Letter from Lord Curzon (Hackwood, Basingstoke, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Home Secretary], which he sees as "a fitting recognition of your very remarkable Lancashire campaign.". 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/6 Letter from Lord Eversley (Abbotsworthy House, Kingsworthy, Winchester, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and praising his campaign in Lancashire. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/7 Letter from B Bramwell Booth (Salvation Army International Headquarters, London) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/8 Letter from George Askwith [later Lord Askwith] (Board of Trade) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Home Secretary] and expressing personal regret that he is leaving the Board of Trade. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/9 Letter from [John Seely, later Lord Mottistone] (Colonial Office) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and suggesting that he is probably the youngest man to hold that office. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/10 Letter from Edward Goulding [later Lord Wargrave] (55 St George's Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and adding: "you certainly deserve well of the Rads.". 15 Dec [1910]
CHAR 2/48/11 Letter from Sir Francis Carruthers Gould (The Westminster Gazette Ltd, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London) to WSC thanking him for his courtesy towards his son [Alec Carruthers Gould] and congratulating him on his appointment [as Home Secretary]. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/12 Letter from Sir John Gorst (84 Campden Hill Court, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary, which he thinks will enable him to promote social reform and to carry into effect the ideas of his father [Lord Randolph Churchill]. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/13 Letter from Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] (5 Lennox Gardens, [London]) to "Mrs West" [Lady Randolph Churchill] congratulating her on WSC's appointment [as Home Secretary]. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/14 Letter from Lord MacDonald (Reform Club, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary. 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/15 Letter from F W Hirst (The Economist, 3 Arundel Street, Strand, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Home Secretary] but regretting that he is leaving the Board of Trade. Hopes the Government will not resign but pass the Budget and call a general election in the summer. "The Brewers will not work nearly so hard after they have paid the new licence duties.". 15 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/16 Letter from ? (95 Sloane Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary whilst personally regretting that he is leaving the Board of Trade. Refers to Lord Macdonald's arbitration work in the Lancashire coal trade. 16 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/17 Letter from A O Harnett, solicitor (69 Great Queen Street, Kingsway, London) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Home Secretary] and remembering WSC's courtesy to him when he was a Reporter at Harrow School. 16 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/18 Letter from Algernon West (14 Manchester Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Home Secretary]. 16 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/19 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Colonial Office) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and urging him to reduce prison sentences whenever possible. 17 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/20 Letter from Rt Rev James Welldon (The Deanery, Manchester) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Home Secretary]. 18 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/21 Letter from Robert Harcourt (Malwood, Lyndhurst, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as Home Secretary] but adding that he could have produced a "Poor Law Revolution" had he stayed at the Board of Trade. Thanks him for helping with his campaign in Arbroath [Forfarshire, Scotland]. 19 Feb [1910]
CHAR 2/48/22 Letter from 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell to WSC regretting WSC's move from the Board of Trade but expressing pleasure at his promotion [to the office of Home Secretary]. Hamilton has found it interesting to represent the Board of Trade in the House of Commons and is particularly proud of helping to pass the Trade Boards and Labour Exchanges Bills. Refers to his grandfather's involvement in the foundation of Robert Owen's Orbiston Community near Glasgow [Scotland] [in 1825] and sends a book by Alexander Cullen [Adventures in Socialism] dealing with Owen's work at Orbiston and New Lanark [Lanarkshire, Scotland]. 23 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/48/23 Letter from Sir Charles Darling (Judge's Lodgings, Derby) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Home Secretary] and his brilliant success as a minister. Offers to give legal advice when required and praises WSC's speech [in the House of Commons debate on the Address on 22 Feb]. 24 Feb [1910]