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Reference code: CHAR 2/23

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CHAR 2/23/1 Letter from Major-General Harcourt Bengough (the Beech House, Whitwell, Hertfordshire) to WSC asking for his opinion on the enclosed scheme for the improved supply of non-commissioned officers for the army. See CHAR 2/23/2-3. 07 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/23/2-3 Letter to ? from Major-General Harcourt Bengough describing his proposals for the improved supply of non-commissioned officers for the army. Typescript Sent with CHAR 2/23/1. 15 Apr [1905]
CHAR 2/23/4 Letter from Sir Hugh Gilzean-Reid (Reform Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC asking him to give an address in Dollis Hill to help the Liberal campaign in the Harrow Division of Middlesex. 23 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/23/5 Card giving directions by road and rail to Dollis Hill House [Middlesex]. Printed Sent with CHAR 2/23/4. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/6 Letter from Sir Hugh Glizean-Reid (Dollis Hill House, London [Middlesex]) to WSC on the forthcoming Liberal meeting in Harrow and WSC's life of Lord Randolph Churhill. 26 Jun 1905
CHAR 2/23/7 Letter from Sir John Brunner (9 Ennismore Gardens, [London]) to WSC hoping he will withdraw his opposition to the Revenue Bill, which is designed to give English manufacturers the right to use duty-free alcohol like their German competitors. 10 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/8 Letter from George H Deane (Highfield Cottage, Tyler's Green, Penn, Buckinghamshire) to WSC praising his political courage and predicting that he will attain "the very highest position in the realm.". 14 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/9 Letter from George Wyndham (44 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC on their parliamentary pairing arrangement. 26 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/10 Letter from George Wyndham (House of Commons) to WSC suggesting they pair for the rest of the parliamentary session. 17 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/11 Letter from Colonel Charles a Court Repington (East Mascalls, Lindfield, Sussex) to WSC urging him to ask a question in the House of Commons to expose the absurdity of Hugh Arnold- Forster's proposed short-service recruiting for the Army. 22 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/12 Letter from Colonel Charles a Court Repington (East Mascalls, Lindfield, Sussex) to WSC referring to the Indian drafts for the infantry during 1906-1907 and asserting his own political independence. 26 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/13 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC apologising for not replying to his wire and referring to a meeting of the "?gx cabinet". 23 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/14 Letter from George Wyndham (44 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC giving his view of parliamentary pairing arrangements. 25 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/15 Letter from A G Hopkins (Sea Gate, Hunstanton, Norfolk) to WSC congratulating him on his speech in the House of Commons of the previous night criticising the Prime Minister [Arthur Balfour, later Lord Balfour]. 25 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/16 Letter from F E Hughes (Urmston, Manchester) to WSC attacking his speech in the House of Commons of the previous night criticising Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour]. 25 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/17 Letter from Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank, [later Lord Murray of Elibank] (the Automobile Club, 119 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC advising him of a general feeling among his (WSC's) supporters that his attack on Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] is detracting from the general effect of his speeches. 27 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/18-19 Letter from Edwin Montagu (59 Bridge Street, Cambridge) to WSC on: general disgust at the "latest unspeakableness" of Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour]; the need for the Liberals to espouse reform; the grievances of the postal workers; the disappointment of Bron Herbert. Signed typescript. 27 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/20 Letter from Bron Herbert (Panshanger, Hertford) to WSC on the respective claims of Frederick Guest and Howard Whitbread to be the Liberal candidate for South Huntingdonshire. 27 Jul [1905]
CHAR 2/23/21 Letter from James Bryce (54 Portland Place, [London]) to WSC introducing A Cooper, a Canadian journalist. 27 Jul 1905
CHAR 2/23/22 Letter from C G Stirling (30 Launceston Place, Palace Gate, [London]) to WSC complaining about the conversion of HMS Renown into a yacht to carry the Prince of Wales to India and asking WSC to table a question about it. Annotated by WSC: "no use till Parlt meets. Then too late.". 09 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/23/23 Letter from Sir Arthur Godley (the Big House, Manfield, Darlington, [County Durham]), to WSC on proofs of WSC's life of Lord Randolph Churchill and the need for only one war minister in the Viceroy's Council in India. 27 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/23/24 Letter from Sir Edward Grey (Relugas, Dunphail, [Morayshire, Scotland]) to WSC on the possibility of his staying or dining wih WSC before a meeting in Manchester. 29 Aug 1905
CHAR 2/23/25 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Highwalls, Gullane, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC enclosing a letter requesting WSC to speak in the Barkston Ash Division of Yorkshire [see CHAR 2/23/26] and discussing the possible candidature of Frederick Guest for East Leeds [Yorkshire] or the Burton Division of Staffordshire. 10 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/23/26 Part of a letter from J O Andrews, Liberal candidate for the Barkston Ash Division of Yorkshire, to Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] asking him to urge WSC to address a meeting in Selby. Sent with CHAR 2/23/25. [Sep 1905]
CHAR 2/23/27-28 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Whittingehame, Prestonkirk, [East Lothian, Scotland]) to WSC on: WSC's declining to address a meeting; the forthcoming publication of the life of Lord Randolph Churchill; the apparent chirpiness of cabinet ministers "at the prospects of near release"; the Chinese labour question. 24 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/23/29 Letter from Annette Anning (The Priory, Reigate, [Surrey]) to the Under Secretary of State at the War Office returning a medal originally sent to WSC by a soldier in Johannesburg, [South Africa] Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 26 Sep 1905
CHAR 2/23/30 Letter from Lord Curzon (Viceregal Lodge, Simla, [India]) to WSC on Curzon's dispute with Lord Kitchener over the respective powers in India of the Viceroy and the Commander- in-Chief. 05 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/23/31 Letter from Abe Bailey (Yewhurst, East Grinstead, Sussex) to WSC on Chinese labour in South Africa. 06 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/23/32 Letter from Arthur Godley (India Office, Whitehall, [London]) to WSC enclosing and commenting on a petition to WSC from the Benares Union Club, India. See CHAR 2/23/33. 12 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/23/33 Petition from Narayam Ras Paindsay, president of the Benares Union Club (Assembly Rooms, 6 Nayaghat, Benares, [India]) to WSC asking him to take up the case of Hindu temples in Benares allegedly pillaged by the government of India. Printed. Sent with CHAR 2/23/32. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/34-35 Letter from Lord James of Hereford (Breamore, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC stressing the cross-party membership of the Free Trade League and expressing the view that the forthcoming Lancashire county meeting in the Manchester Free Trade Hall should not be seen as promoting WSC's candidature. Mentions his (Hereford's) contribution to WSC's life of Lord Randolph Churchill. 29 Oct 1905
CHAR 2/23/36-37 Letter from 2nd Lord Dudley (Villa Espoir, Biarritz, [France]) to WSC rejecting full-blown Home Rule but advocating the extension of a degree of local autonomy to Ireland. 01 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/38 Letter from J Moore Bayley (Peterscourt, Barnt Green, Worcestershire) to WSC giving his view of what the Liberal position on Irish Home Rule should be. 05 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/39-40 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) on the need for Liberalism to offer a definite alternative to government policies and increasingly influential socialist ideas. Advocates leasehold enfranchisement, land reform and reduction in military spending. 13 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/41 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to the League of Young Liberals agreeing to address a meeting provided it is clearly in support of Herbert Vivian's campaign in Deptford [London]. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 13 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/42-44 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC giving her views on what Liberal policy towards the Church of England should be. 20 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/45 Letter from J H Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 4 Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC on state afforestation. Signed typescript. 21 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/46 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC referring to the effect of WSC's recent panegyric "on an eminent friend of ours" [? 5th Lord Rosebery] and advising WSC not to commit himself to acceptance of office if ministers resign. 29 Nov 1905
CHAR 2/23/47 Letter from Samuel Smethurst (Coldhurst House, Longsight, Oldham, [Lancashire]) to WSC (Canford Manor, [Dorset]) commiserating with him on his ill-health and urging him to rest. Refers to the candidates for the Oldham election and urges the Liberal party to make a definite statement of policy on Ireland. 01 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/48 Telegram from David Lloyd-George (Wandsworth Common, [London]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) inviting him to join Lloyd-George, Reginald Mackenna and Thomas Shaw for lunch at the Reform Club. 05 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/49 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (3 Whitehall Court, [London]) to WSC agreeing to his suggestion of John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] [as Under Secretary of State for War] and referring to his (Haldane's) own work [as Secretary of State for War]. 08 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/50 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (29 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC telling him he is arranging for WSC to be Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. 09 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/51 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (3 Whitehall Court, [London]) to WSC regretting his (Haldane's) failure to get John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] appointed as Under Secretary of State for War, congratulating WSC on his appointment to the Colonial Office, and referring to his own ideas about the War Office and the Army. 10 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/52 Letter from Lord Elgin (29 Hyde Park Gate, [London]) to WSC asking to arrange a meeting to discuss Colonial Office business. 10 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/53 Letter from Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] (War Office, [London]) to WSC requesting a talk. 12 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/54-57 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (Reform Club, [London]) to WSC giving his views and those of John Morley [later Lord Morley] on the new government appointments, with particular reference to his own frustration at not yet having been offered a post. 13 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/58 Letter from Edwin Montagu (ADC, 59 Bridge Street, Cambridge) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies. 14 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/59 Letter from Hugh Whitely (Liberal Association, 41 Parliament Street, [London]) to WSC jokingly referring to the possibility of a peerage for WSC and seriously to one for [Christopher] Furness. Mentions the election in Stockport [Cheshire]. 27 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/60 Letter from Lord James of Hereford (Breamore, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC saying he has answered Tom Garnett's letter and explained his position as a Unionist Free Trader. Reports that his local informants are not over-confident of the success of Free Trade Candidates in Manchester. 31 Dec 1905
CHAR 2/23/61 Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (20 Cavendish Square, [London]) to WSC on the discovery of David Lloyd George's role in the disclosure to the Daily Chronicle [?of the list of names of the new cabinet] and the king's resentment of Lloyd George. [10 Apr 1905]
CHAR 2/23/62 Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough ("Sunny") (Wilton House, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC on WSC's prospects of getting into the Cabinet. [Dec 1905]
CHAR 2/23/63 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (Junior Carlton Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC advising him to establish a reputation as a good administrator to go with his oratorical talent, and to get on well with his colleagues. [18 Dec 1905]
CHAR 2/23/64 Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough ("Sunny") (Sunderland House, 38b Curzon Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment to the Colonial Office. [Dec 1905]
CHAR 2/23/65 Letter from 6th Lord Londonderry (Londonderry House, Park Lane, [London]) to WSC on WSC's resignation from the Carlton Club. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/66 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (House of Commons Library) to WSC apologising for having voted in a Commons division. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/67-68 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (25 Grove End Road, [London]) to WSC strongly criticising him for gloating over Gerald Balfour's political failure as a means of attacking Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour]. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/69 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (25 Grove End Road, [London]) to WSC repeating his view that WSC should not have attacked Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] by mocking his brother Gerald, and revealing that Lord Salisbury had appointed Gerald against Arthur's will. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/70 Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (Colonial Office, Downing Street, [London]) to WSC criticising the bad taste at the end of a recent speech by WSC. [1905]
CHAR 2/23/71 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (Carlton Club, [London]) to WSC on a forthcoming meeting between WSC and ?. Urges WSC to block the "DWS". [1905]