Public and Political: General: General Election: Budget League Bill posting campaign: Correspondence and papers.

Reference code: CHAR 2/49

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Date: 31 Dec 1909 - 11 Feb 1910

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CHAR 2/49/1 Letter from G W Patterson (Victoria Hotel, Surrey Street, Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to [J Wylie] on the need to speed up the Budget League bill posting campaign and on the bill-posters putting up their charges. Typescript copy annotated by Patterson and by Wylie, who has told Patterson not to bother about prices. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 31 Dec 1909
CHAR 2/49/2 Letter from G W Patterson (Victoria Hotel, [Surrey Street], Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to [J Wylie] reporting on the Budget League bill posting campaign in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Typescript copy annotated by Wylie that he has told Patterson not to bother about any places except those he has told him to go to. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 03 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/3 Letter from J C Grime, manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester), to WSC giving the cost of posting and printing a thousand copies of the poster headed 'Sympathy' [attacking the House of Lords]. Illustration of company's premises on the letter head. 03 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/4-7 Report, with covering note by J Wylie, of unsatisfactory posting of Budget League bills at sites in London. Manuscript and typescript copy. Continued as CHAR 2/49/10-11 and CHAR 2/49/14. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 05 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/8 Two letters from J T Mackie (Stork Hotel, Birmingham) to [J Wylie] on the largely satisfactory show of Budget League bills in Birmingham, Aston and West Bromwich [Staffordshire] and the need to improve the show in Warwick and Leamington [Warwickshire]. Typescript copy. Pagination suggests that this item formed a single document with CHAR 2/49/9, CHAR 2/49/12-13 and CHAR 2/49/15-16. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21/-27. 05 Jan 1910 - 06 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/9 Two letters from G W Patterson (Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to [J Wylie] on the Budget League bill posting campaign in the Isle of Wight, Andover, Portsmouth [both Hampshire] and Southampton. Typescript copy. Pagination suggests that this item formed a single document with CHAR 2/49/8, CHAR 2/49/12- 13 and CHAR 2/49/15-16. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 05 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/10-11 Report of unsatisfactory posting of Budge League bills at sites in London. Annotated typescrript copy. Pagination suggests this is a continuation of CHAR 2/49/4-7. Continued as CHAR 2/49/14. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 06 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/12 Letter from G W Patterson (Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to [J Wylie] on the Budget League bill posting campaign in south Hampshire and the Portsmouth district. Typescript copy. Pagination suggests that this item formed a single document with CHAR 2/49/8-9, CHAR 2/49/13 and CHAR 2/49/15-16. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 06 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/13 Letter from J T Mackie (Stork Hotel, Birmingham) to [J Wylie] reporting that he has nearly finished his inspection of Budget League bill posting sites in Birmingham and will move on to Coventry, Warwick and Leamington [all Warwickshire]. Typescript copy annotated by Wylie that Mackie is now in Coventry, 10 Jan. Pagination suggests that this item formed a single document with CHAR 2/49/8-9, CHAR 2/49/12 and CHAR 2/49/15-16. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 07 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/14 Report of unsatisfactory posting of Budget League bills at sites in London. Typescript copy. Pagination suggests that this is a continuation of CHAR 2/49/4-7 and CHAR 2/49/10-11. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 07 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/15-16 Three letters from G W Patterson (Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to [J Wylie] on the Budget League bill posting campaign in Portsmouth, Southampton, Andover and Basingstoke [all Hampshire] and Brighton [Sussex]. Typescript copy annotated by J Wylie. Pagination suggests that this item formed a single document with CHAR 2/49/8-9 and CHAR 2/49/12-13. Sent with CHAR 2/49/21-27. 07 Jan 1910 - 08 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/17-19 Telegram from J Wylie (Whitehall Place, [London] to WSC (Queen's Hotel, Birmingham) reporting that he has proceeded with the Budget League bill posting campaign in villages and that he is discussing the problem of unsatisfactory posting and the use of advertising vans in London. 10 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/20 Cutting from the Daily Sketch: Unionist poster showing WSC approving the poster headed 'Sympathy' attacking the House of Lords whilst staying at Blenheim Palace. With cuttings agency slip. 10 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/21-27 Letter from J Wylie (The Budget League, Whitehall House, Charing Cross, London) to WSC enclosing reports on the bill posting campaign in London, Hampshire and the Birmingham area [see CHAR 2/49/1-2, CHAR 2/49/4-16] and listing cases of unsatisfactory posting in London and elsewhere. 10 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/28 Letter from Alan Francis (1 Addison Road, Bedford Park, [London]) to WSC enclosing an account [not present] for Mr Crombie's drawing of the poster headed 'Sympathy' [attacking the House of Lords] and requesting payment. Signed typescript. 10 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/29-30 Telegram from [J] Wylie (Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC (Litchurch, Derby) on inspections of the Budget League bill-posting sites in London and on credit notes from the posting company in compensation for unsatisfactory posting. 10 Jan [1910]
CHAR 2/49/31 Letter from J C Grime, manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Station Hotel, Glasgow, [Scotland]) reporting that he declined to reply to an enquiry about where the posters headed 'Sympathy' [attacking the House of Lords] were to be posted. Signed typescript. Illustration of company premises on letter head. 11 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/32 Letter from J C Grime, manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Station Hotel, Glasgow, [Scotland]) reporting that the show of Budget League posters in Birmingham is satisfactory. Signed typescript. Illustration of company premises on letter head. 11 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/33 Letter from J C Grime, manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Station Hotel, Glasgow, [Scotland]) enclosing the scheme for the distribution of the poster headed 'Sympathy' [attacking the House of Lords] [not present] and referring to the posting of Budget League bills in Leamington and Rugby [both Warwickshire]. Signed typescript. Illustration of company premises on letter head. 11 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/34,36-39 Telegram from [J C] Grime [manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited] to WSC (Queens Hotel, Birmingham) protesting against complaints about the Budget League bill posting campaign and asserting that it has been extremely successful. CHAR 2/49/35 is a separate telegram. 11 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/35 Telegram from [J C] Grime [manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited] to WSC (Central Station Hotel, Glasgow, [Scotland]) stating that he has had nothing to do with the posting of "Blenheim" [a Unionist poster attacking WSC for approving a poster headed 'Sympathy' attacking the House of Lords]. 12 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/40 Telegram from [J C] Grime [manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited] to WSC (Station Hotel, Glasgow, [Scotland]) promising he will do his best but cannot get down to WSC's figures. Typescript. 12 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/41-42 Telegram from [J Wylie] (Whitehall Place) to WSC (Glasgow, [Scotland]) giving a list of the places recommended by Jesse Herbert as sites for the Budget League bill posting campaign. Typescript. 12 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/43-48 Letter from J Wylie (the Budget League, Whitehall House, Charing Cross, London) to WSC on the extremely unsatisfactory posting of bills in London, the inspection of sites in the provinces, the diminishing funds available for the campaign, and the use of advertising vans by the London Liberal Federation. 12 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/49 Telegram from [J C] Grime [manager of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited] to WSC (Royal Hotel, Inverness, [Scotland]) on the distribution of the posters headed 'Sympathy' [attacking the House of Lords]. 13 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/50-51 Telegram from [J] Wylie (Whitehall Place) to WSC (Royal Hotel, Inverness, [Scotland]) reporting that funds for Budget League posters and other literature are running out. 13 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/52-53 Letter from J Wylie (the Budget League, Whitehall House, Charing Cross, London) to WSC reporting that he is now told that the show of posters in London is magnificent rather than extremely unsatisfactory, as an earlier inspection report stated, and that the running of the London Liberal Federation's campaign similtaneously with that of the Budget League is causing confusion. 13 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/54-56 Letter from J Wylie (the Budget League, Whitehall House, Charing Cross, London) to WSC reporting that he has inspected the poster sites in Fulham, Hammersmith, Chelsea and Kensington [all London] and found the show to be magnificent rather than extremely unsatisfactory, as an earlier inspection report stated. He has also heard good reports from other places in London and elsewhere. 14 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/57-58 Letter from R H Allen (David Allen & Sons Ltd, printers, Wealdstone, [Middlesex]) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) explaining why his company had proceeded with the printing of a political poster offensive to WSC. Signed typescript. Illustration of company premises on letter head. First sheet torn. 19 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/59 Bill from the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Board of Trade) for posters and compliment cards distributed to Cabinet ministers, Liberal clubs and various parliamentary divisions. Illustration of company premises on bill head. 08 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/49/60 Bill from the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Board of Trade) showing a credit for Budget League bills not posted as required and the net cost of printing and posting. Illustration of company premises on bill head. 08 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/49/61 Bill from the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Board of Trade) for workmen's time in joining posters for Cabinet ministers, Liberal clubs and other recipients and for printing compliments cards. Illustration of company premises on bill head. 08 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/49/62 Bill from the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Board of Trade) for supplying parcels of Budget League posters. Illustration of company premises on bill head. 08 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/49/63 Bill from the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC (Board of Trade) for the printing and posting of Budget League bills. Illustration of company premises on bill head. 08 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/49/64 Letter from F Sutton, secretary of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to J Wylie (Whitehall House, Charing Cross, London) acknowledging receipt of a cheque from WSC and enclosing receipts for it [see CHAR 2/49/65]. Illustration of company premises on letter head. 11 Feb 1910
CHAR 2/49/65 19 Jan 1910-11 Feb 1910 Receipts from F Sutton, secretary of the Manchester Billposting Company Limited (36 Peter Street, Manchester) to WSC for cheques. With printed compliments slip. Sent with CHAR 2/49/64. 4 pieces. 03 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/49/66 List of early polling provincial boroughs with the number of posters to be sent to each. With the stamps of the Budget League and the Manchester Billposting Company Limited. [Jan 1910]