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Reference code: CHAR 2/10

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CHAR 2/10/1 Programme for meeting of Primrose League, Wallsend Habitation, to be addressed by WSC. 12 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/10/2 Letter from [ ] Darby to WSC on free trade. 03 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/3 Letter from John B. Wheatcroft to WSC, expressing admiration on his "bold defence" of free trade. 05 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/4 Pamphlet - No Compensation by Joseph Malins, published by the National Temperance Federation, advocating no compensation for the compulsory extinction of liquor licenses. [1903]
CHAR 2/10/5 Letter from Arthur Elliot to WSC on free trade. 07 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/6 Letter from William Finnemore, Birmingham Liberal Association, to Reginald McKenna, on the possibility of WSC standing with Liberal support for the Central Division of Birmingham. 02 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/7-9 Letter from J. Moore Bayley to WSC, advising against standing in Birmingham as an independent Unionist Free Trader, on the possibility of WSC joining the Liberal Party and his own decision to remain in the Unionist Party. 07 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/10 Letter from Harold Cox to WSC, suggesting that he should stand for West Birmingham with support from the Liberals Part pub. CV II, Part 1, p.259. 07 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/11 Letter from Herbert Vivian to WSC, on Unionist Free Food meeting in Birmingham. 07 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/12 Letter from Herbert Vivian to WSC, on Unionist Free Food meeting in Birmingham. 10 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/13 Letter from Press and Magazine Artists of Great Britain to WSC thanks for agreeing to act as Patron of Exhibition to be held June 1904. 10 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/14 Letter from J. Moore Bayley to WSC, on possibility of WSC standing for Parliament in a Birmingham constituency. [14 Dec 1903]
CHAR 2/10/15 Letter from J. Moore Bayley to WSC, on the free trade campaign. 12 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/16 Letter from Frederic Horne, Liberal Free Trade candidate, to WSC, on the Ludlow By Election [Shropshire], asking if he would be prepared to address meeting or send a letter of support. 12 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/17 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn] to WSC, on the inevitable split between the Unionist Free Traders and the remainder of the Party. 13 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/18 Letter from Gerald Fitzgibbon, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, to WSC, on invitation to address the Irish Institute of Bankers. 14 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/19-20 Letter from 2nd Lord Tweedmouth to WSC, on the need for an alliance between Unionist and Liberal Free Traders. 14 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/21 Letter from 2nd Lord Tweedmouth to WSC, asking if he would be interested in standing in the Sunderland constituency Pub. CV II Part 1, p.267]. 17 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/22 Letter from J.M. Paulton to WSC, advising him to stand against Sir Howard Vincent, Conservative M.P. for Central Sheffield [Yorkshire], and opponent of free trade. 15 Dec [1903]
CHAR 2/10/23 Letter from J.J. Bisgood to WSC, advising personal attack on Joseph Chamberlain "smash his character first, and his policies after". 15 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/24 Notice of meeting at Memorial Hall, Manchester, to form non-party organisation to defend the existing system of free trade [printed]. 16 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/25-26 Letter from WSC to Frederic Horne, letter of support for the Ludlow By-Election [Shropshire], setting out his support for free trade Ms draft, signed by WSC, for carbon see CHAR 2/10/30-31. 16 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/27 Letter from H.W. Massingham to WSC, on the possibility of finding a Parliamentary seat with Liberal support. 17 Dec [1903]
CHAR 2/10/28 Letter from J. Killingley (formerly of South African Light Horse) to WSC, asking for help in obtaining assisted passage to South Africa or Canada. 17 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/29 Letter from Charles McArthur to WSC, hoping that he would be able to attend meeting of the Free Food League in Liverpool on 19 Jan. 18 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/30-31 Letter from WSC to Frederic Horne, letter of support for the Ludlow By-Election [Shropshire], setting out his support for free trade [carbon, for draft see CHAR 2/10/25-26]. 19 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/32 Letter from J.M. Paulton to WSC, advising against standing in Central Sheffield, where the bulk of the Irish vote would be for protection. 19 Dec [1903]
CHAR 2/10/33 Letter from H.W. Massingham to WSC, on the possibility of finding a Parliamentary seat with Liberal support. 20 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/34 Letter from Lowther Bridger to WSC, congratulations on letter of support for Frederic Horne, Liberal candidate in the Ludlow By-Election [Shropshire]. 21 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/35 Letter from J.A. Sayers to WSC, congratulations on fight for free trade. 22 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/36-38 Letter from J.H. Whiteley to WSC, congratulations on speech on the fiscal campaign at Halifax [Yorkshire]. 22 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/39 Letter from A.E. Skeen to WSC, on WSC's Halifax speech, and the possibility of Unionist Free Traders joining the Liberal Party in spite of the Liberal Party's attitude towards Irish Home Rule. 23 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/40 Letter from J.J. Bolton, Secretary, Manchester Free Trade League, to WSC, account of inaugural meeting. 23 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/41 Letter from Frank Hall to WSC, suggesting that he join the Liberal Party. 23 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/42 Letter from Arthur Hughes (son of Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays), to WSC, admiration of his fight for free trade. 23 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/43 Letter from E.B. McCormick to WSC, admiration of his fight for free trade. 23 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/44 Letter from J. Tinserlt to WSC, admiration of his fight for free trade. 26 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/45-46 Letter from John Dickson-Poynder [later Lord Islington] to WSC, congratulations on speech in Halifax [Yorkshire] on free trade, and of the urgent need for the 8th Duke of Devonshre to become the head of a Free Trade League, on the lines of the Liberal Unionists League of 1886. 23 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/47-48 Letter from A.G. Hill to WSC, congratulations on letter of support for Frederic Horne, Liberal candidate in the Ludlow By-Election [Shropshire], and on the free trade campaign in Australia, particularly the success of free trade candidates in elections for the House of Representatives in New South Wales. 25 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/49-51 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne to WSC, on free trade. 26 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/52 Letter from Charles McArthur to WSC, on meeting of the Free Food League in Liverpool on 19 Jan. 26 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/53 Letter from WSC to Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce, cancelling engagement to speak at meeting due to increasing pressure of work in connection with the fiscal controversy, which had forced him to cancel all public engagements until after Parliament had re-assembled ms copy in hand of A. Anning. 27 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/54-56 Letter from WSC to A.E. Skeen, on the Liberal Party's attitude towards Irish Home Rule [ms, in WSC's hand and carbon]. 27 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/57-58 Letter from Wolverhampton Chamber of Commerce to WSC, asking him to reconsider decision to cancel meeting. 29 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/59-63 Letter from C. Sheridan Jones, Secretary, People's League Against Protection, to WSC, statement of objectives, with specimens of literature. 29 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/64-66 Letter from Sir Charles Trevelyan to WSC, on the possibility of him joining the Liberal Party, outlining the common ground between Unionist Free Traders and the Liberals, and also the differences such as Irish Home Rule, the liquor monopoly, local taxation, and state regulation of sweated industries. 31 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/67-70 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, criticising his "lamentable instability" in flinging himself into the hands of the Liberals, instead of the agreed policy of keeping firm to the Unionist Party and fighting the battle from the inside. [26][Dec][1903]
CHAR 2/10/71-72 Letter from James Mowatt to WSC on free trade. 21 Dec 1903
CHAR 2/10/73 Letter from Arthur Lawley, Governor, Orange River Colony [later Orange Free State, South Africa], to the Secretary of State for the Colonies on compensation claim by Mr Kirton [carbon]. 25 Sep 1903
CHAR 2/10/74 Letter from WSC to George Renwick, agreeing to address meeting on Tyneside, provided he was given the freedom to deal with the Army question and the state of public expenditure [copy]. [1903]
CHAR 2/10/75 Resolution of Co-operative Societies and Trade Unions in Lancashire, affirming belief in advantages of free trade and opposition to preferential tariffs [printed]. [1903]
CHAR 2/10/76 Letter from George Robinson to WSC, on free trade. [1903]
CHAR 2/10/77-78 Letter from F.A. Wynter to WSC on Army reform. [1903]
CHAR 2/10/79-81 List of recipients of complimentary copy of WSC's book title not specified. [1903]
CHAR 2/10/82 List of recipients of copies of WSC's speeches. [1903]