Public and Political: General: Home Rule; Belfast meeting: Correspondence and papers.

Reference code: CHAR 2/59

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Date: Jan 1912 - 13 Feb 1912

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CHAR 2/59/1-3 Shorthand letter referring to the forthcoming Home Rule meeting to be addressed by WSC in Belfast [Ulster, Ireland]. [Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/4-5 Letter from [WSC] (Admiralty) to [John Redmond] asserting that a meeting in Belfast [Ulster, Ireland] addressed by both of them would give the extremists in the Orange party a pretext "for creating a row". He therefore asks Redmond to write him a letter for publication withdrawing his promise to share the platform with WSC. Typescript copy with minor annotations. A manuscript copy at CHAR 2/59/6-7. 13 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/6-7 Copy of CHAR 2/59/4-5 in the hand of Edward Marsh. [13 Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/8 Letter from [WSC] (33 Eccleston Square) to 6th Lord Londonderry objecting to the resolution of the Ulster Unionist Council announcing their intention of preventing (implicitly by violence) the holding in Belfast [Ulster, Ireland] of a Home Rule meeting to be addressed by WSC. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. Another draft at CHAR 2/59/9. Another copy at CHAR 2/59/10. 17 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/9 Another draft of CHAR 2/59/8, signed by, and in the hand of, WSC. 17 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/10 Another copy of CHAR 2/59/8. 17 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/11-13 Draft in WSC's hand of CHAR 2/59/22 Sheets 12 and 13 filed in the wrong order. [27 Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/14 Cuttings from the Liverpool Courier: speech by F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] against Home Rule. 23 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/15 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (The Cottage, Mount Pleasant, Chesham, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC urging him to "refuse to reef one inch of sale" in the present "storm". 25 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/16 Letter from [WSC] (Admiralty) to [6th Lord Londonderry] promising to ask the Ulster Liberal Association to move the meeting from the Ulster Hall, although he does not accept the justice of the Unionists' objections to its being held there. Draft in the hand of Edward Marsh with annotations by WSC. Other drafts at CHAR 2/59/17-19. 25 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/17 Another draft, in the hand of Edward Marsh with annotations by WSC, of CHAR 2/59/16. [25 Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/18 Another draft, in the hand of Edward Marsh with annotations by WSC, of CHAR 2/59/16. [25 Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/19 Another draft, in WSC's hand, of CHAR 2/59/16. [25 Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/20 Envelope addressed to 6th Lord Londonderry and signed by WSC. [Jan 1912]
CHAR 2/59/21 Letter from 6th Lord Londonderry (Mountstewart, Newtonards, County Down, [Ulster, Ireland] to WSC (Admiralty) noting with satisfaction that he has abandoned his plan to hold the meeting in the Ulster Hall and accusing him of deliberately provoking Unionist opinion by selecting that venue. Signed typescript. 26 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/22 Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to 6th Lord Londonderry denying that he selected the Ulster Hall for the Home Rule meeting as a challenge to the Unionists. Acknowledges that Londonderry was a friend of Lord Randolph Churchill but denies that the Unionist party as a whole was. Typescript copy signed and annotated by WSC. Other slightly differing copies, incorporating the annotations in this document, at CHAR 2/59/25-26, 34-40. Another draft at CHAR 2/59/11-13. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/23-24 Typescript and manuscript covering notes for CHAR 2/59/25- 26. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/25-26 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/5/22 incorporating the annotations on that copy. This was the version which was sent. Other copies of this text are at CHAR 2/59/35-36 and 39-40. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/27 Letter from Augustine Birrell, Chief Secretary for Ireland (Dublin Castle), to WSC giving his views on how the Home Rule meeting in Belfast should be organised to avoid disturbances. Typescript and manuscript. 28 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/28 Cuttings from the Pall Mall Gazette: article by F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] expressing the Unionists' determination to oppose the government and support those in Belfast and Ulster who reject Home Rule. Annotated with comments by Smith. 29 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/29-31 Letter from [Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] to Augustine Birrell regretting the trouble caused to Birrell [as Chief Secretary for Ireland] by the Home Rule meeting to be addressed in Belfast [Ulster] by WSC, but insisting that the meeting will nevertheless be beneficial. Typescipt copy with minor annotations. 29 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/32 Letter from Augustine Birrell (Chief Secretary's Office, Dublin Castle, [Ireland]) to WSC on the more peaceful attitude being taken to the forthcoming Home Rule meeting in Belfast [Ulster] to be addressed by WSC, which should only require a small display of soldiers. 30 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/33 Letter from Sir Bindon Blood (Dartmouth House, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his successful speech in Belfast [Ulster] and enclosing a memorandum and correspondence on the Trans-Persia railway scheme [not present]. 09 Feb 1912
CHAR 2/59/34 Another draft of CHAR 2/59/22, probably later than that document but earlier than CHAR 2/59/25-26. Typescript with minor annotations. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/35-36 Another copy of the text of CHAR 2/59/25-26. Carbon typescript. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/37-38 Another draft of CHAR 2/59/22, probably later than that document but earlier than CHAR 2/59/25-26. Carbon typescript with one annotation. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/39-40 Another copy of the text of CHAR 2/59/25-26. Carbon typescript. 27 Jan 1912
CHAR 2/59/41 Letter from Herbert Samuel (Office of Postmaster General) to WSC enclosing enclosing an extract from an official minute on the reporting by telephone of WSC's speech in Belfast [Ulster] [see CHAR 2/59/42-44]. Signed typescript. 13 Feb 1912
CHAR 2/59/42-44 Extract from an official minute by "A.M.O" to the Postmaster General [Herbert Samuel] on the technical arrangements for the telephone reporting of WSC's speech in Belfast to the Liverpool Daily Post, the Manchester Guardian and the Yorkshire Post. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/59/41. 09 Feb 1912