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CHAR 12/9/1 Letter from Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] (Hotel des Anglais, Nice [France]) to WSC marked "private" objecting to various points included in a memorandum from WSC concerning the Akbar school enquiry including: WSC's stated intention to suspend Captain Beutler before receiving Masterman's report; acceptance of the allegations made by some of the witnesses and by the John Bull newspaper; and comparison of the Reformatory School with Harrow [School, Middlesex]. Signed manuscript. 01 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/2 Letter from Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] (Hotel des Anglais, Nice [France]) to WSC saying that he would like to discuss legislation with WSC on his return, urging simplification of the Shops Bill and that the Feeble-Minded [Bill] should be pressed forward "if you can get L[loyd] G[eorge] to sanction expenses". Signed manuscript. [01] [Jan] [1911]
CHAR 12/9/3-4 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC concerning the actions of Major Wodehouse [at the "Siege of Sidney Street"] particularly the requisition of guns. Signed manuscript annotated by WSC. 05 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/5 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (Moddershall, Staffordshire) to WSC asking him not to be "rushed into exceptional laws against Anarchists" [as a result of the "Siege of Sidney Street"] as "human life does not matter a rap compared with the death of ideas". Signed manuscript. 05 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/6 Letter from Sir Charles Mathews, Director of Public Prosecutions, to WSC enclosing a report prepared on the case of [Rowland] Hoy, [John] Chesney and [Edward] Hipson [see CHAR 12/9/7] as a result of comments made in the Westminster Gazette. Signed typescript. 07 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/7 Report on the case of Rowland Hoy, John Chesney and Edward Hipson who were charged with the attempted murder of William McLoughlin including transcripts of statements made by witnesses. Typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/6. [1911]
CHAR 12/9/8-10 Note from [?] Edward Marsh to [John] Pedder [Principal Assistant Secretary, Home Office] asking whether it is true that there are fewer aliens in the United Kingdom than in any other country. Typescript signed with initials. 07 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/11-12 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (the Daily Mail) to WSC explaining the reasons for errors made in an article by Mr Faulkner which quoted numbers of foreigners in London. Signed typescript annotated by John Pedder [Principal Assistant Secretary, Home Office]. See CHAR 28/117/59, CHAR 28/117/60 and CHAR 28/117/61. 10 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/13-14 Draft letter from WSC to Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour] in reply to his criticisms [see CHAR 12/9/15-16] of WSC's interference with the discretion of magistrates and the treatment of those involved with suffrage demonstrations [in November 1910]. Typescript signed and annotated by WSC. 10 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/15-16 Letter from Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour](49 Mount Street, London) to Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] criticising Home Office circulars to magistrates; WSC's interference with the discretion of magistrates; and the treatment of those involved with suffrage demonstrations [in November 1910]. Signed typescript. 06 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/17 Summary of the numbers of remissions granted for reasons other than medical grounds in 1909 and 1910. Typescript with manuscript alterations. 1909 - 1910
CHAR 12/9/18 Newspaper cutting from the Times of a letter from Sir Alfred Wills (Saxholm, Basset, Near Southhampton [Hampshire]) concerning the case of David Davies [also known as David Evans] "the old shepherd of Dartmoor [Devon]" who had been sentenced to a period of preventative detention in addition to a sentence of penal servitude for stealing from a church collecting box. Wills includes criticism of [WSC's] decision to exercise "useless and mischievous clemency" in the case, and of the inaccurate statement made by [David Lloyd George] that David Evans had been sentenced to 13 years penal servitude. 16 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/19-27 Part of a draft letter from WSC (Home Office) concerning the case of David Davies ["the old shepherd of Dartmoor [Devon]"] whose sentence WSC reprieved including discussion of the following points: Davies' criminal record which demonstrates sentences of "extraordinary severity" in comparison to examples taken from Calendars of Criminal Sessions; quotes from a petition made by Davies in 1909; the public attention which has been created by WSC's actions regarding the case; and the comments made by Sir Alfred Wills [see CHAR 12/9/18]. Typescript with manuscript additions in the hand of WSC. [Jan] [1911]
CHAR 12/9/28 Letter from [Lord Crewe, earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes] (India Office) to WSC marked "private" enclosing a letter from [W Raley, see CHAR 12/9/29 and CHAR 12/9/30] and asking for his assistance. Manuscript signed with initials. 24 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/29 Letter from W Raley (Raley and Sons Solicitors, Barnsley [Yorkshire]) to Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes] marked "private and confidential" [earlier Lord Hougton] asking him to request assistance from WSC in the case of John Harvey who had been dismissed from the Barnsley Town Council for spending money on the Election. Manuscript signed with initials. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/28. 21 Dec 1910
CHAR 12/9/30 Copy of a letter from Charles Clay on behalf of Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton, also Robert Milnes] (India Office) to W Raley acknowledging receipt of his letter [see CHAR 12/9/29]. Typescript. 22 Dec 1910
CHAR 12/9/31-32 Letter from Francis Wellesley (Westfield Common, Near Woking [Surrey]) to WSC thanking him for his letter concerning F Brown and discussing sentencing policy. He points out that it is not the methods of punishment available, but the way in which the law is administered which is at fault; and says that the money he collects to support Prisoners' Aid Societies is spent in "'providing ambulances at the bottom of the cliffs' because the responsible authorities 'refuse to place rails at the top'". He encloses a letter received from the editor of the Times [see CHAR 12/9/33] concerning his letter in reply to that by Sir Alfred Wills [see CHAR 12/9/18]. Signed manuscript. 29 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/33 Printed letter from the editor of the Times (Printing House Square [London]) acknowledging receipt of a letter from [Francis Wellesley]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/31-32. 16 Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/34 Printed letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] explaining legislative changes proposed by [WSC] which would give the Courts increased discretionary powers and new forms of summary discipline. He includes the following proposals: classification of petty offenders into "Occasional" and "Habitual"; the introduction of a "Defaulters Drill" as punishment for juvenile offenders; the substitution of immediate punishment instead of fines; the abolition of short sentences; and the application of classification to longer sentences. He ends with an appeal for suggestions from Magistrates. Jan 1911
CHAR 12/9/35 Printed letter from WSC enclosing Home Office Bills [not present] on issues of shops, coal mines, aliens, pistols and the abolition of imprisonment for debt. 03 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/36 Letter from [Harley] Granville-Barker (17 John Street, Adelphi [London]) to WSC concerning censorship and stage play licenses, enclosing a memorandum prepared by the editor of the Stage [see CHAR 12/9/37-38]. Signed typescript. 04 Feb [1911]
CHAR 12/9/37-38 Memorandum [prepared by the editor of the Stage] setting out arguments in favour of granting a single license permitting managers of theatres to stage music hall and stage plays and naming organisations who support this idea. Typescript annotated with comments. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/36. [Feb] [1911]
CHAR 12/9/39 Copy of a letter from WSC to King George V describing events in the House of Commons, including discussion of the "Right to Work" Bill, and WSC's opinions that public works could be used to combat the effects [on unemployment] of fluctuations in trade and that there are "idlers and wastrels at both ends of the social scale". Manuscript in the hand of Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to the King]. 10 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/40 Copy of a letter from [WSC] to Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] concerning the King's objection to his letter describing events in the House of Commons and discussion of the "Right to Work" Bill [see CHAR 12/9/39]. He says that he had not intended to give the impression that he supported this bill and that, having received a letter from Lord Knollys expressing the King's views and wishes, he will continue to write letters to the King describing the events of the House of Commons. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. 16 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/41 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to King George V concerning the King's displeasure with his letter describing events in the House of Commons and discussion of the "Right to Work" Bill [see CHAR 12/9/39]. He points out that he had not been guided as to the expectations of the King and that by including his own opinions he was following the style he had adopted in such letters to King Edward VII. He asks to be relieved of the duty of writing such letters in view of the summaries of Parliamentary debates which are given in the newspapers and defends his phrase "there are idlers at both ends of the social scale". Manuscript in the hand of WSC. 13 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/42-43 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC acknowledging receipt of his letter [see CHAR 12/9/41]. He explains that the King was displeased at WSC's apparent support of the "Right to Work" Bill, and comparison between tramps and "idlers and wastrels at the other end of the social scale"; and feels that this expression of WSC's personal feelings was inappropriate. He adds that this was also the view of King Edward VII, and that he could show WSC examples of such letters by his predecessors if necessary. Signed manuscript. 14 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/44 Envelope bearing WSC's signature. Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/45 Draft letter from Edward Marsh (Home Office) to [Harley] Granville-Barker marked "private" explaining that WSC thinks it would be difficult to implement a single license [permitting managers of theatres to stage music hall and stage plays], but informing him that there are plans for a double license. Manuscript. 15 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/46 Letter from Major-General Cecil Macready [Director of Personal Services, War Office] to WSC thanking him for complimenting him in the House of Commons [for his services during the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. Signed manuscript. 13 Feb [1911]
CHAR 12/9/47 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Bishop [of St Asaph, Alfred Edwards] concerning the settlement of a controversy, asking him to "sound" the Archbishops of Canterbury and York [about the Welsh Church]. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. 17 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/48 Letter from the Bishop of St Asaph [Alfred Edwards] (The Palace, St Asaph [Flintshire, Wales]) to WSC requesting an appointment. Signed manuscript. Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/49 Letter from [Alfred Edwards] the Bishop of St Asaph (The Palace, St Asaph, [Flintshire, Wales]) to WSC asking him to remind the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] "to sound his friends on the five points named". Signed manuscript. 22 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/50 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for continuing to write his "House of Commons" letters. Signed manuscript. 17 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/51 Envelope addressed to Edward Marsh by Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions]. [1911]
CHAR 12/9/52 Letter from Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] to Edward Marsh returning [a letter addressed to WSC, see CHAR 12/9/53] which "puts an end to the matter". Signed manuscript. 22 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/53 Letter from Augustine Birrell (Irish Office, Old Queen Street [London]) to WSC concerning the prosecution of two women [suffragettes] who attacked him in November [1910]. He says that he does not wish them to be prosecuted in view of the publicity which a public trial would attract. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/9/52. 21 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/54 Letter from J S Webster (Board of Trade) to [Sidney] Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] informing him that only the Director of Public Prosecutions can deal with the issue of "bucket shops" [which tempt people to send them money in the hope of a high return on their investment]. Signed typescript. 22 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/55 Copy of a letter from [Sidney Harris, Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions]. He encloses circulars [not present] sent by "bogus firms" which tempt people to send them money in the hope of receiving a high return on the investment, and asks whether Sir Charles has any knowledge of such firms. Typescript. 23 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/56 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) expressing the King's pleasure at "this morning's ceremony", and saying that WSC played his "part" extremely well. Signed manuscript. 23 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/57 Letter from Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] to Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] replying to his letter [see CHAR 12/9/55]. He says that he has forwarded the circulars of these "so-called businesses" [which tempt people to send them money in the hope of receiving a high return on their investment] to the Solicitor of the City of London, Sir Homewood Crawford, who would be responsible for conducing an investigation. Signed typescript. 24 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/58-59 Letter from Oliver Locker-Lampson, Member of Parliament for North Huntingdonshire, (18 Park Mansions, Knightsbridge [London]) to WSC containing suggestions for a Parliamentary question to WSC and WSC's answer to it concerning a "practical joke" which involved the police. Signed manuscript. 24 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/60 Letter from [an official in the Public Prosecutions Department] to Edward Marsh enclosing "the notes from Bow Street [Police Court]" [see CHAR 12/9/63-79]. Typescript annotated by Sidney Harris "[Sir Charles] Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] says you can keep these but doesn't think you had rather send them to Bradford [Yorkshire]". 24 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/61-62 Letter from George Muff, Chairman of the Bradford League of Young Liberals (20 Thornton Lane, Bradford [Yorkshire]) to WSC concerning the meeting addressed by WSC at St George's Hall, Bradford at which he was interrupted by supporters of women's suffrage. Alfred Hawkins was injured through being ejected from the meeting, and has enacted civil proceedings against the organisers of the meeting, the Bradford League of Young Liberals, in order to publicise the cause of women's suffrage. Muff therefore appeals to WSC for evidence produced at the trial [of Hugh Franklin for attacking WSC] which might aid the cause of the Bradford League of Young Liberals. Signed typescript annotated by Edward Marsh. 15 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/63-79 Copy notes of evidence given at Bow Street Police Court [London] at the hearing of Hugh Franklin, a supporter of women's suffrage, who was charged with unlawfully assaulting WSC on 26 November 1910. Includes transcriptions of evidence given by Joseph Sandercock, Edward Parker, WSC, Edward Marsh and Hugh Franklin. Manuscript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/60. 28 Nov 1910
CHAR 12/9/80-82 Copy of a letter from Sir Homewood Crawford, Solicitor to the City of London (Guildhall, London) to Sir Charles Mathews, Director of Public Prosecutions, concerning "bucket shops" advocating the introduction of legislation to deal with the problem. He asks whether [WSC] had considered warning the public against these brokers by means of an answer to a Parliamentary question, and mentions problems posed by money-lending circulars and turf accountants. Typescript. 25 Feb 1911
CHAR 12/9/83-84 Letter from John S Churchill to WSC concerning "bucket shops" [which tempt people to send them money in the hope of receiving a high return on their investment] and the ways in which they obtain money. He says that although a Parliamentary question may warn a few people, the "threat of future legislation might frighten them". Signed manuscript. Copy at CHAR 12/9/85-87. 01 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/85-87 Copy of a letter from John S Churchill to WSC concerning "bucket shops" [which tempt people to send them money in the hope of receiving a high return on their investment] and the ways in which they obtain money. He says that although a Parliamentary question may warn a few people, the "threat of future legislation might frighten them". Typescript. See CHAR 12/9/83-84. 01 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/88-89 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to David [Lloyd George] marked "secret" requesting additional finances to reduce the large numbers of deaths in mining accidents. He points out that the miners' leaders are willing to co-operate with the government and that public opinion would approve of a "bold and sweeping policy" which he would propose to fund largely through charges on the mining industry. Typescript. 03 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/90 Letter from Francis Hopwood (Development Commission, Queen Anne's Chambers, Westminster [London]) to WSC suggesting that they "go to work" on the Isle of Man and discussing the funding for the project. Signed manuscript. 04 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/91 Letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] enclosing newspaper cuttings from the Times [see CHAR 12/9/92]. He reports that WSC would like to know whether Christabel Pankhurst or the Times could be prosecuted for criminal libel. Signed manuscript. 04 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/92 Newspaper cuttings from the Times relating to a statement made by WSC in the House of Commons concerning the treatment of suffragettes by the police on 18 November 1910 comprising: a letter from Georgina Solomon (Les Lunes, West Hampstead [London]) describing the way in which she was treated; and a report of a speech made by Christabel Pankhurst to the Women's Social and Political Union alleging that the police who "indecently treated" the suffragettes were acting on the orders of WSC. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/91. 02 Mar 1911 - [03] Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/93 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 his House of Commons letter. Signed manuscript. 08 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/94-95 Copy of a letter from [a Home Office Official] to David Lloyd George concerning payment for the expenses of the [Metropolitan] Police [sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales] including discussion of legal proceedings and the likelihood that a case would be lost; retrospective legislation; and a grant from the Treasury. Typescript. 13 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/96 Note from Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to John Pedder [Principal Assistant Secretary, Home Office] concerning Charles Masterman's [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] proposal to limit an enquiry [into reformatory schools] to England and Wales. Manuscript signed with initials, initialled by WSC. 15 Mar [1911]
CHAR 12/9/97 Letter from Lord Pentland (earlier John Sinclair, Secretary for Scotland) (Scottish Office) to WSC concerning an enquiry into reformatory schools in England and Wales, suggesting that a concurrent enquiry should be set up for Scotland. Signed typescript. 14 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/98 Copy of a letter from Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] to F E Smith [later Lord Birkenhead] on House of Commons notepaper concerning WSC's proposals for the second reading of the Coal Mines Bill, and his hope that it will pass through the House of Commons, as it is a non-party bill. He adds that WSC would like a member of the Social Reform Committee to make a friendly speech on the issue. Manuscript signed with initials. 14 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/99 Letter from William Shackleton, father of David Shackleton [Labour Advisor to the Home Office] (265 Leeds Road, Nelson, Lancashire) to WSC complimenting WSC on his achievements, and commenting on the progressive nature of the government. He encloses a photograph of himself [see CHAR 12/9/100]. Signed manuscript. 14 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/100 Photograph of William Shackleton, father of David Shackleton [Labour Advisor to the Home Office]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/99. c 1911
CHAR 12/9/101 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 sending a draft of the Coal Mines Regulation Bill, which he hopes will be passed in the current Parliamentary session. Signed manuscript. 14 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/102 Letter from Stanley Buckmaster (1 Porchester Terrace, Hyde Park [London]) to WSC concerning a draft bill [on the objects and powers of Trade Unions] sent to him by WSC, saying that he has assisted his Labour colleagues in drafting an alternative Bill which would "repeal the judgement". Signed manuscript. 15 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/103 Letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to WSC enclosing a draft letter to the Lord Chief Justice [see CHAR 12/9/107-109]. Manuscript signed with initials. 16 Mar [1911]
CHAR 12/9/104-106 Copy of a letter from [WSC (Home Office)] to the Lord Chief Justice concerning contradictions in police evidence given at the Central Criminal Court in the case of Stinie Morrison. He asks for the Lord Chief Justice's opinion on the possibility of conducting an enquiry into the matter. Typescript. See CHAR 12/9/107-109 and CHAR 12/9/110-112. 17 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/107-109 Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to the Lord Chief Justice concerning contradictions in police evidence given at the Central Criminal Court in the case of Stinie Morrison. He asks for the Lord Chief Justice's opinion on the possibility of conducting an enquiry into the matter. Typescript with manuscript corrections. See CHAR 12/9/104-106 and CHAR 12/9/110-112. 17 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/110-112 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Lord Chief Justice concerning contradictions in police evidence given at the Central Criminal Court in the case of Stinie Morrison. He asks for the Lord Chief Justice's opinion on the possibility of conducting an enquiry into the matter. Typescript. See CHAR 12/9/104-106 and CHAR 12/9/107-109. 17 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/113 Letter from Lionel Lindsay, Chief Constable of Glamorgan (Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan [Wales]) to WSC thanking him for recommending him for the King's Medal. He mentions the likelihood that striking miners at the Clydach Vale Colliery [Glamorgan] will attempt to obstruct colliers who have volunteered to work there, and that the Police will protect the latter with military assistance. Signed manuscript. 17 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/114 Letter from Lord Alverston [earlier Sir Richard Webster, Lord Chief Justice] (Hornton Lodge, Pitt Street, Kensington [London]) to [WSC] advising that an enquiry [into the contradictions in police evidence in the case of Stinie Morrison] should not be conducted. He adds that he will write again after speaking to Sir Charles Darling. Signed manuscript. 18 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/115 Letter from Stanley Buckmaster (1 Porchester Terrace [London]) to WSC enclosing a draft bill [on the objects and powers of Trade Unions] with his amendments [see CHAR 12/9/116], and a transcribed letter [not present]. Signed manuscript. 20 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/116 Draft bill to amend the law with respect to the objects and powers of Trade Unions with amendments [by Stanley Buckmaster]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/115. 1911
CHAR 12/9/117-118 Letter from William, 7th Lord Beauchamp (His Majesty's Office of Works) to WSC marked "immediate" explaining that he may not be able to attend the Osborne Judgement Committee meeting, and discussing the purposes to which General and Special [Trade] Union funds may be devoted. Signed typescript. 21 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/119 Letter from Ellis Griffith (3 (North) Kings Bench Walk, Temple [London]) to WSC advising him to reconsider his decision to hold an enquiry into the [treatment of suffragettes by the police] on 18 November 1910, in the light of the statements made by women in the crowd. Signed manuscript. Annotated by Edward Marsh "Ansd vy much regret can't depart from position indicated in H of C answers". 22 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/120 Letter from John Burns [President of the Local Government Board] to WSC concerning the plans of the "militant suffragists" to distort the readings of the Census. He asks that the Metropolitan Police should assist the enumerators. Signed typescript. 28 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/121 Note from Edward Marsh to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] informing him that [WSC] would like a letter to be written to [Edward] Pickersgill [on the question about the funding for the Metropolitan Police who were sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales] and asking him what the letter should say. Manuscript signed with initials. See CHAR 12/9/122 and CHAR 12/9/123. 21 Mar [1911]
CHAR 12/9/122 Note by Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to [Edward Marsh] concerning the contents of a letter to be written to [Edward] Pickersgill [on his question about the funding for the Metropolitan Police who were sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. Sir Edward discusses the application of Section 25 [of the Police Act of 1890] and the Special Constables Act in this instance. Manuscript signed with initials. See CHAR 12/9/121 and CHAR 12/9/123. 22 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/123 Official report of the Parliamentary debates in the House of Commons about the supply report (including a question by [Edward] Pickersgill to WSC on payment for the Metropolitan Police sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales) and the second reading of the Coal Mines Bill. See CHAR 12/9/121 and CHAR 12/9/122. 17 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/124 Letter from Stanley Buckmaster (9 Old Square, Lincolns Inn [London]) to WSC agreeing to assist WSC by sitting on a Committee, although he has little spare time while the Courts are sitting. Signed manuscript. 30 Mar 1911
CHAR 12/9/125 Letter from Sir John French [later Lord Ypres] (22 North Audley Street, Grosvenor Square [London]) to WSC thanking him for his action in the "case of the new Recorder of Brighton [East Sussex]". Signed manuscript. 01 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/126 Letter from Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC informing him that the King approved of his address to the House of Lords. Signed manuscript. 03 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/127-128 Letter from the Archbishop of Canterbury [Randall Davidson] (Lambeth Palace [London]) to WSC concerning a possible misunderstanding which may have arisen: he informs him that he has spoken with the Bishop of St Asaph [Alfred Edwards] concerning the Welsh Church and possible legislation on its disestablishment. Signed manuscript. 04 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/129 Letter from [?] Edward Barry (Irish Office, Old Queen Street) to WSC concerning the possibility of prosecuting Farrell. Signed manuscript. 09 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/130 Telegram from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes] to [WSC] marked "confidential" asking for help in securing the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Manuscript]. 11 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/131 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to [WSC] marked "confidential" asking for help in securing the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Signed manuscript]. 11 Apr [1910]
CHAR 12/9/132 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham- Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to "Jack" [John Seely, later 1st Lord Mottistone] marked "confidential" asking him to use his influence with the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] to secure him the vacant position of [Lieutenant] Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands]. [Signed manuscript]. 11 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/133 Letter from Harold Tennant (Board of Trade) to WSC enclosing a note [not present] and asking WSC to help Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton- Wykeham-Fiennes, in securing the position of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands]. Signed manuscript. 12 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/134 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham- Fiennes] (28 Throgmorton Street, London) to WSC marked "confidential" complimenting him on a speech made in the House of Commons, and asking him to help him secure the position [of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands]. Signed manuscript. 13 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/135 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to WSC marked "confidential" saying that he has discovered that WSC is responsible for appointing the [Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands], that he realises that it may not be possible for WSC to appoint him to this position and asks him to consider him "in another direction". [Signed manuscript]. 13 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/136 Letter from Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly [London]) to Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC] thanking him for his letter and asking him to thank WSC for his efforts [to secure him the position of Lieutenant Governor of Jersey, Channel Islands]. He adds that he does not want WSC to do anything that will "cause trouble". [Signed manuscript]. 15 Apr 1910
CHAR 12/9/137 Notes by Sidney Harris [Under-Secretary of State, Home Office] concerning the position of the Lieutenant Governor of Jersey [Channel Islands] and the eligibility of Eustace Fiennes [Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] for the post. Manuscript signed with initials, annotated by Edward Marsh [Secretary to WSC] and WSC. [Apr] [1910]
CHAR 12/9/138 Letter from Horatio Bottomley (John Bull Editorial Offices, 93 Long Acre, London) to WSC concerning WSC's refusal to allow him to see the shorthand notes of evidence given at the Akbar School enquiry. He encloses articles from John Bull [not present] relating to claims made by witnesses that their evidence has been distorted. Signed typescript annotated by Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office]. 13 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/139 Letter from John Gulland (House of Commons) to [WSC] concerning the rumour that a Tory, Dr Scott, is to be appointed to the position of [Factory] Medical Officer in Glasgow [Lanarkshire, Scotland]. He warns that this appointment would create resentment amongst the Liberals. Signed manuscript. 20 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/140 Letter from Lord Morley [Secretary of State for India] (India Office) to WSC advising him not to send Sir E[dward] H[enry] [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] to India with King George V as it would be a "sharp snub" to the Indian Police authorities and would demonstrate fear. Manuscript signed with initials. 20 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/141-143 Letter from Mary Hobley (1 Cromwell Road, Upper Holloway [London]) to an unidentified addressee concerning the death of her husband [George Hobley] which she claims could have been prevented if the police at Caledonian Road police station had telegraphed to the police at Oxford as they had undertaken to do. She ends by hoping that WSC will help her when he has looked into the matter. Signed manuscript. 22 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/144 Letter from John Gulland (Treasury, 12 Downing Street [London]) to WSC enclosing a letter [see CHAR 12/9/145-146] concerning the appointment of Dr Scott as Factory Medical Officer in Glasgow [Lanarkshire, Scotland]. Signed typescript. 25 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/145-146 Letter from W Webster, Secretary of the Scottish Liberal Association (Merchants' House Buildings, 7 West George Street, Glasgow [Lanarkshire, Scotland]) to John Gulland concerning the appointment of Dr Scott as Factory Medical Officer in Glasgow which has created "a good deal of bad feeling". The credentials of the applicants for the post vacated by Dr Scott are discussed. Signed typescript. 24 Apr 1911
CHAR 12/9/147 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC concerning the possibility of [Sir Edward] Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police accompanying the King to India] which he has not had a chance to discuss with the King. Signed manuscript. 25 Apr 1911