Official: Home Office: Correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 12/10

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CHAR 12/10/1 Letter from Mary Hobley (1 Cromwell Road, Upper Holloway [London]) to an un-named addressee pleading with him to ask WSC to help her and her child, and enclosing a letter [not present]. Signed manuscript. 04 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/2 Letter from Mary Hobley (1 Cromwell Road, Upper Holloway [London]) to an un-named addressee enclosing a letter [not present]. Signed manuscript. 01 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/3 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for his House of Commons letter, and saying that he hopes that [David] Lloyd George's National Insurance Scheme will have the desired political effect. He adds that he is meeting some of the promoters of the [Other] Club. Signed manuscript. 07 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/4 Letter from Archibald Williams, Chairman of the Committee on Taxi-Cab Fares (Royal Commission House, Westminster [London]) to WSC concerning the taxation of taxis under the Light Locomotives Act. Signed typescript. 08 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/5 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for drafting a reply to the address for the unveiling of the memorial to Queen Victoria. Signed manuscript. 10 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/6 Letter from George Edwards (The Barns, Eastcote, Middlesex) to Edward Marsh concerning the complaint of [Mary] Hobday about Police action over her husband's disappearance. He says that he has examined the police records which show that the police took "all reasonable action" regarding the matter. Signed manuscript. 11 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/7-8 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC discussing the King's visit to India and advocating that Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] should accompany the King. Signed typescript. 13 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/9-11 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to Edward Marsh concerning the position of taxi ranks in Westminster [London]. Signed typescript. 16 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/12 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC recommending that Major Edwin Wodehouse and Sir Melville Macnaghter be honoured in the Coronation honours. Signed manuscript annotated by WSC. 19 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/13 Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (38 Berkeley Square [London]) to WSC concerning court proceedings involving representatives of the House of Keys. Manuscript signed with initials. 21 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/14 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to Edward Marsh informing him that the supporters of womens' suffrage will return to militant tactics if [Herbert] Asquith's reply to the deputation about the Conciliation Bill is not satisfactory, and saying that Ministers should send statements of their public engagements [to the Metropolitan Police]. Signed manuscript. 24 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/15 Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for India] enclosing letters [not present] from Lord Morley [earlier Secretary of State for India] and Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] about the possibility of Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] accompanying the King to India, and saying that the decision should be made by Lord Crewe. Typescript. 30 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/16-17 Letter from Mary Hobley (1 Cromwell Road, Upper Holloway [London]) to an [Edward Marsh] thanking him for giving her ten shillings. She says that she expected justice to be done regarding the responsibility of the police for the death of her husband [George Hobley] and asks for the relevant correspondence to be returned to her. Signed manuscript. 30 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/18 Letter from George Edwards (New Scotland Yard) to Edward Marsh concerning [Mary] Hobley's financial distress, which he says could only be temporarily relieved by private charity. Manuscript signed with initials. 31 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/19 Notepaper of the Home Secretary annotated "Mrs Hobley". [May] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/20 Letter from Mary Hobley (1 Cromwell Road, Upper Holloway [London]) to [WSC] concerning the responsibility of the police for the suicide of her husband, George Hobley, and her financial difficulties. She ends by asking for a private interview with [WSC]. Signed manuscript. 31 May 1911
CHAR 12/10/21 Letter from Ramsay MacDonald (House of Commons) to WSC asking him to receive a "Truck deputation". Signed manuscript annotated by WSC suggesting an interview in October. 01 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/22 Letter from G Barnes (Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset) to WSC concerning allegations made by a local Conservative about the last election. Signed manuscript. 02 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/23 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC concerning a threat made by [Ex Inspector John] Syme. He recommends that criminal proceedings should not be enacted and that Syme should be the subject of observation. Signed manuscript. 03 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/24 Letter from Edward Wallington [Private Secretary to Queen Mary] (Buckingham Palace) to [WSC] enclosing a letter sent to the Queen by [Mary] Hobley [see CHAR 12/10/25]. Signed typescript. 09 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/25 Letter from Mary Hobley (1 Cromwell Road, Upper Holloway [London]) to Queen Mary alleging that the Metropolitan Police were responsible for the suicide of her husband, George Hobley. She also speaks of her financial difficulties and asks for help. Signed manuscript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/10/24. 08 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/26 Letter from S Lee (33 Wright Street, Bradley, Bilston [Staffordshire]) to WSC concerning the problem posed by unclear ballot papers. He suggests that the ballot paper should be predominately black, with white spaces for the voters' choice to solve the problem and encloses an example [see CHAR 12/10/27]. Signed manuscript annotated "S/S [WSC] thinks this a very good idea". 13 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/27 Alternative ballot paper [suggested by S Lee]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/10/26. [13] [Jun] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/28 Letter from Henry, 15th Duke of Norfolk (Norfolk House, St James' Square [London]) to WSC marked "confidential" concerning arrangements for the coronation. Signed manuscript. 13 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/29 Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to Henry, 15th Duke of Norfolk (Norfolk House, St James' Square [London]) to WSC concerning arrangements for the coronation and the right of Peeresses who have divorced their husbands to retain their rank and titles. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. 13 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/30 Letter from Herbert Paul (13 Tite Street, Chelsea [London]) to WSC marked "private" concerning a petition from Finedon, Northamptonshire about the consecration of a new burial ground. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/31. 14 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/31 Letter from "RRB" (Home Office) to Edward Marsh informing him that a petition [from Finedon, Northamptonshire] has been received about the consecration of a new burial ground, and recommending that [Herbert] Paul should be told that [WSC] cannot promise to settle the matter by the 20 July. Manuscript signed with initials. See CHAR 12/10/30. 15 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/32 Copy of a letter from [Edward Marsh] (Home Office) to Henry Stanger acknowledging his resignation from the position of Recorder of Nottingham. He adds a comment on behalf of WSC that the advantage to Stanger of retaining this appointment cannot outweigh "the trouble & expense entailed on others by the unnecessary necessitation of a by election". Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. 16 Jun [1911]
CHAR 12/10/33 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC asking his advice on the content of an address which the King is to give to regiments when presenting them with colours, particularly on the relevance of colours. Signed manuscript. 16 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/34 Letter from Charles Smith (62 Hunny Hill, Newport [Isle of Wight]) concerning the refusal of his application to visit Parkhurst prison [Isle of Wight]. He asks that his application be reconsidered and states that he could achieve his object "in an otherwise than open manner" and that he will ensure that WSC is asked a question in Parliament on the subject. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/38. 21 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/35 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later 1st Lord Stamfordham, Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to [Edward] Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] asking him to tell WSC that the King has read his letter about the convict Garrad and agrees that reprieve would have been impossible. Signed manucript. 20 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/36-37 Copy of a letter from [WSC] concerning the execution of Garrod which was not postponed on account of the [Coronation] ceremony and which was not suitable for the exercise of the prerogative of mercy. Unsigned typescript. 20 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/38 Note from [a Home Office official] to Edward Marsh concerning the application of [Charles Smith] to view Parkhurst prison [Isle of Wight] and suggestions for a reply declining his renewed application. Manuscript signed with initials [?] BS annotated by Edward Marsh (27 June). See CHAR 12/10/34. 24 Jun 1911 - 27 [Jun] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/39 Sample printed letter from the Prison Commission of the Home Office refusing an application to visit prisons. [1911]
CHAR 12/10/40 Letter from Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] (Selsey, West Sussex) to WSC marked "private" recommending a delay in the Mines Bill in order that "Hunter and Freddie" have time to prepare the technical and controversial clauses of the bill. In the postscript he thanks WSC for his support "in a time which seems now like a nightmare". Signed manuscript. 24 [Jun] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/41 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to Robert Marsham marked "confidential" thanking him for considering the suggestion [that he should retire from his position as Police Magistrate at Bow Street Court] and explaining that because of the absence of Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] and the Mines Bill it would be convenient for the Home Office if there were a vacancy among the London Magistrates. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. 26 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/42 Letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to WSC reporting that [Robert] Marsham is unlikely to retire from his position [as Police Magistrate at Bow Street Court] to "provide a seat for Mr [Charles] Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office]". He mentions [John] Rose [Police Magistrate at Tower Bridge Court] "whose health is so bad that he might be pressed to retire". Manuscript signed with initials. 27 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/43 Letter from Robert Marsham (Police Court, Bow Street [London]) to WSC marked "confidential" saying that he is not prepared to retire from his position as Police Magistrate. Signed manuscript. 27 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/44 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC saying that he has shown WSC's letter to the King who hopes that his forecast is not "too sanguine" and that he hopes that CSC has recovered from her "exertions". Signed manuscript. 26 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/45 Letter from Ryland Adkins (Assize Court, Derby) to WSC concerning the action of [Henry] Stanger [in refusing to retire from the position of Recorder of Nottingham]. Signed manuscript. 27 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/46 Letter from Vaughan Nash [Private Secretary to Herbert Asquith] (10 Downing Street) to Edward Marsh saying that the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] thinks that George, 3rd Lord Raglan [Governor of the Isle of Man] should be allowed to act as he chooses regarding the Parliament Bill. Signed manuscript. 28 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/47 Letter from George, 3rd Lord Raglan [Governor of the Isle of Man] (Government House, Isle of Man) to WSC concerning the appointment of a Chief Constable for the Isle of Man and thanking him for permission to use his vote [on the Parliament Bill]. Signed manuscript. 30 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/48 Letter from Harley Granville-Barker (Stansted, Wrotham, Kent) to WSC asking him to act with regard to the censorship of plays. Signed manuscript. 05 Jul [1911]
CHAR 12/10/49 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC concerning the King's proposal that Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] be made an Equerry in order that he might accompany the King to India. Signed typescript. 06 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/50 Letter from Lionel Earle (Colonial Office) to Edward Marsh concerning Albert Cartwright, advising that the power to pardon him lies with the Governor General of the Union of South Africa, and that it is not intended to take any action on Cartwright's suggestion that all those convicted of political offences since 1896 should be pardoned. He encloses Cartwright's letter [see CHAR 12/10/51-52]. Signed typescript. 07 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/51-52 Letter from Albert Cartwright (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place [London]) to WSC. Subjects covered include: his prison sentence for publishing a letter in the South African News concerning orders given to a British Colonel [during the Boer War]; an appeal for the Royal pardon for himself and for all those convicted of political offences connected with South Africa since 1896; and his resignation of the editorship of the Transvaal Leader to demonstrate his objection to the treatment of British Indians and "coloured sub nationals". Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/50. 14 Jun 1911
CHAR 12/10/53 Letter from Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for India] (India Office) to WSC marked "private" returning a letter [see CHAR 12/10/49] from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V]. He approves of the proposal that [Sir Edward] Henry [should be made an Equerry in order to accompany the King to India]. Manuscript signed with initials. 10 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/54 Letter from Ryland Adkins (The Reform Club [London]) to WSC accepting the position of Recorder of Nottingham and thanking him for his assistance. Manuscript signed with initials. 19 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/55-56 Letter from Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Holyrood Palace) to WSC marked "private" answering a letter from WSC which suggested that the King might have taken more notice of David Lloyd George when in Wales. He describes the efforts which were made to contact Lloyd George and adds a postscript hoping that the crisis [over the Parliamentary Bill] will be averted, saying that the Opposition leaders should be told [that the King will create more Peers to secure the passage of the Bill]. Signed manuscript. 19 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/57-59 Letter from George Edwards (New Scotland Yard) to Edward Marsh describing the action taken by the Police over the disappearance of [George] Hobley and saying that there is no case for compensating Mary Hobley for his death. Signed typescript. 20 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/60 Letter from Sir Frederick Ponsonby [later Lord Sysonby, Equerry and Assistant Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC marked "private" concerning King George V's decision to honour those involved with the preparations for the Coronation with the Member of the Royal Victorian Order, which excludes Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] from receiving honours. Signed manuscript. 22 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/61 Letter from Lord Willingdon (Buckingham Palace) to WSC saying that Lord Morley has asked him to answer any questions on Home Office business which may arise in the House of Lords and asking to be kept informed accordingly. Signed manuscript. 26 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/62 Letter from Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] to Edward Marsh repudiating Lancelot Smith's statement that Judge [Charles] Darling had ordered that papers relating to the case between Rowe and Pitman and Lord Ronald Gower should be impounded. Sir Charles advises that Smith should write to him with evidence to support his complaint. Signed typescript. See CHAR 12/10/63. 25 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/63 Letter from Lancelot Smith (Rowe and Pitman, Pinners Hall, Austin Friars [London]) to WSC urging that action should be taken against F R Shackleton for defrauding City firms, and saying that Judge [Charles] Darling had ordered that the papers of the case should be impounded. Signed typescript. See CHAR 12/10/62. 10 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/64 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for sending him an account of the "German-Morocco" question [the sending of a gun boat to Agadir by Germany] and expressing the King's approval of Parliament's support of the Government's foreign policy. Signed manuscript. 27 Jul 1911
CHAR 12/10/65 Letter from "H of C" [Lord Haldane, Secretary of State for War] to WSC informing him that two companies have been sent to "guard against fires". Manuscript. 01 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/66 Letter from [?] Burrell (57 Gordon Square, London) to WSC thanking him for granting the Free Pardon. Signed manuscript. 02 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/67 Letter from Sir Arthur Thring (Office of the Parliamentary Counsel, Whitehall [London]) to WSC enclosing copies of a draft bill concerning the parliamentary rights of Peers and Ministers [see CHAR 12/10/68] and including comments on the bill. Signed manuscript. 05 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/68 Draft bill concerning the parliamentary rights of Peers and Ministers which would enable Peers to be elected to and serve as members of the House of Commons, and enable Ministers of the Crown to sit and speak in either House of Parliament. Covering letter at CHAR 12/10/67. 1911
CHAR 12/10/69 Letter from Moses Gaster (Office of the Chief Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, "Mispah", 193 Maida Vale, London) to WSC requesting an interview with WSC to discuss the implications for Jews of a Private Members' Bill concerning the licensing of slaughterhouses. Signed typescript annotated "asked to put off till autumn". 06 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/70 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Sandringham) to WSC concerning the report in the Times of a speech made by WSC in the House of Commons which might create the incorrect impression that the issue of [Irish] Home Rule was discussed by the King, the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] and Lord Crewe [formerly Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for India], and that the King will create new Peers in order to pass the Parliament and Home Rule Bills. He discusses the delicate position of the King in the current political crisis and asks WSC to explain that the Home Rule issue had not been discussed. Signed manuscript. 09 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/71 Letter from WSC (Home Office) to Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Sandringham) replying to his letter [see CHAR 12/10/70] concerning the report in the Times of a speech made by WSC in the House of Commons. He notes that there were two versions of his speech reported in the press (of which that given in the Times was accurate), neither of which should have been interpreted as implying that the King intended to create new Peers in order to pass the Parliament and Home Rule Bills. He defends his original choice of words and says that in his opinion any announcement will revive public interest in the matter. Signed manuscript in the hand of WSC annotated "Not sent WSC saw Ld Knollys". 10 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/72 Letter from Moses Gaster (Office of the Chief Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation, "Mispah", 193 Maida Vale , London) to WSC thanking him for his letter about the Bill concerning the licensing of slaughterhouses and informing him Mr Greenwood has promised to assist in amending the Bill. Signed typescript. 10 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/73 Letter from John Burns [President of the Local Government Board] to WSC informing him that he has advised [Benjamin] Tillett [Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union] to abandon a march on the Embankment and to see the Commissioner of the City Police in order to arrange proceedings "to facilitate a speedy settlement". Manuscript signed with intials. 11 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/74 Letter from John Burns [President of the Local Government Board] to WSC asking him to arrange an interview concerning the "outstanding question of Albert Docks [Liverpool]". Manuscript signed with intials. 17 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/75 Letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, 16 Great George Street, Westminster [London]) to Edward Marsh enclosing a report of the railway strike [not present]. He provides an explanation of an interview published in the Daily Mail in which his words were distorted and which has made him "grieved and ashamed". Signed manuscript. 17 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/76 Letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/77. 15 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/77 Transcript of a letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. See CHAR 12/10/76. 15 Aug 1911
CHAR 12/10/78 Letter from Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office and Member of Parliament for West Ham North] (48 Gillingham Street, Eccleston Square [London]) to WSC saying that the Tories at Bethnal Green [London] have "ceased to talk about politics" and are criticising Home Office administration and the Akbar [Reformatory School Enquiry]. He asks WSC to write to him about these subjects, and to supply a message from [David] L[loyd] G[eorge] which he might distribute as a leaflet. Signed manuscript. [Aug] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/79 Letter from Charles Scott [editor of the Manchester Guardian] (Arolla, Valais [Switzerland]) to WSC thanking him for explaining the action he has taken over the misconduct of a [Manchester Guardian] correspondent. Signed manuscript. 04 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/80-84 Letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office) to WSC marked "confidential". Subjects covered include: analysis of the condition of the Baltic corn market which demonstrates the effects of crop failure in Germany, not that Germany is preparing for war; lack of increased insurance for war risks which would precede war; analysis of the position of German troops near the Belgian frontier who are suffering from dysentery and the threat posed by the position of the German fleet at Skagen [Denmark]. Signed manuscript. 07 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/85 Copy of a letter from [WSC] to [Ellis Griffith] concerning the Welsh Disestablishment Bill and including observations on the autumn Parliamentary session. Unsigned typescript. 13 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/86 Sheet of paper annotated "Lawrie's appointment". c 1911
CHAR 12/10/87 Sheet of paper containing a filing instruction initialled by Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office]. c 1911
CHAR 12/10/88 Letter from Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading, Attorney General] (Hotel Panhans am Semmering [Austria]) to WSC concerning the appointment of [Alan] Lawrie [as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions]. Signed manuscript. 20 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/89 Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to the Attorney General [Sir Rufus Isaacs, later Lord Reading] recommending that [Alan] Lawrie be appointed as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions. Manuscript in the hand of Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office]. [Sep] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/90 Note from WSC (Archerfield House, Dirleton [East Lothian] Scotland) to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] asking him to prepare the papers for the appointment of [Alan] Lawrie [as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions]. Manuscript initialled by WSC with subsequent note by Sir Edward concerning the submission of [Alan] Lawrie's name to King George V. 29 Sep 1911 - 05 Oct 1911
CHAR 12/10/91 Letter from Herbert Asquith (Archerfield House, Dirleton [East Lothian] Scotland) to WSC approving of his action concerning the exclusion of an alien. Manuscript signed with initials. 19 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/92-93 Letter from George Wilson (Laleham, Middlesex) to WSC marked "private" concerning the forthcoming fight between Wells and Johnson. He is concerned at the effect on the "native mind" of the conquest of a white man by a black man. Signed manuscript. 26 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/94-95 Notes of two [Parliamentary] questions which ask whether WSC will act to withdraw or modify Clause 55 of the National Insurance Bill and its effects on Friendly Societies, or will support an amendment to the clause concerning medical benefits. Manuscript annotated "Repeated to Dawson". See CHAR 12/10/96-99. 04 Oct [1911]
CHAR 12/10/96-99 Letter from J W A Dawson (Treasury Chambers) to Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] including observations and suggested replies to two [Parliamentary] questions concerning the National Insurance Bill and its effect on Friendly Societies. Signed typescript. See CHAR 12/10/94-95. 04 Oct 1911
CHAR 12/10/100 Note from Edward Marsh to [WSC] concerning a request by William, 7th Lord Beauchamp for advice on a letter he has received from the Duchess of Albany concerning the White Slave Traffic Bill and the Indecent Adv[ertisemen]ts Bill. He includes details of the progress of the Bills. Manuscript signed with initials annotated by WSC. See CHAR 12/10/101. [Apr] [1911]
CHAR 12/10/101 Letter from William, 7th Lord Beauchamp (His Majesty's Office of Works, Storey's Gate, Westminster [London]) to WSC asking for advice on how to reply to a letter from the Duchess of Albany. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/100. 04 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/10/102 Letter from Robert Wallace [Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions] (2 Campden Court Mansions, Kensington [London]) to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] asking for information concerning the appointment of a [Deputy Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions] as the sessions are due to start the following day. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/103. 09 Oct 1911
CHAR 12/10/103 Copy of a letter from [a Home Office official] replying to Robert Wallace [Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions] on behalf of Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] informing him that Alan Lawrie is to be appointed as Deputy Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions. Unsigned typescript. See CHAR 12/10/102. 09 Oct 1911
CHAR 12/10/104 Copy of a letter from [a Home Office official] to Alan Lawrie informing him that King George V has appointed him Deputy Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions, and that WSC would like him to consult the magistrates sitting with him about sentences. Unsigned typescript. 09 Oct 1911
CHAR 12/10/105-106 Draft telegram from WSC (Home Office) to Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank [Chief Liberal Whip] on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty. Subjects covered include: the introduction of naval estimates which he urges should be brought before the Cabinet in November; the fact that WSC has had to delay decisions and appointments at the Home Office as they should be made by his successor; the progress of Home Office Bills; and his proposal that he should move into Admiralty House after Christmas. Manuscript in the hand of WSC. 14 Oct 1911
CHAR 12/10/107-114 Timetable of Parliamentary business including allocation of Parliamentary days to individual bills and a schedule of the days for discussion of the National Insurance Bill at Committee stage. Typescript annotated "Very confidential. Please return to Chief Whip". 22 May 1911 - 01 Sep 1911
CHAR 12/10/115 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC concerning the position and strength of forces at Portsmouth [Hampshire], Chattenden and Chatham [Kent]. Signed manuscript. c 1911