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Reference code: CHAR 2/30

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Date: 06 Jul 1895 - 13 Dec 1907

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CHAR 2/30/1-2 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) on land reform and the English and Scottish Small Holdings Bills. 02 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/3 Letter from King Edward VII (H M Yacht Victoria and Albert) to WSC thanking him for his letter and conversation and praising his abilities. 06 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/4-5 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Home Office) to WSC responding to criticism of him (Gladstone) over a possible expulsion order on a Jewish criminal from Russia. Signed and annotated typescript. 08 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/6 Letter from Richard Harding Davies (S S Nigeria) to WSC asking to meet him to discuss reported remarks by WSC about an article by Davies. 10 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/7 Letter from Louis Brennan (Woodland, Gillingham, Kent) to WSC announcing that the India Office have agreed to grant him (Brennan) £5000 and that the War Office will give him the use of the torpedo factory and other facilities for the development of his monorail system. 11 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/8 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley (India Office) to WSC enjoining secrecy [? about the grant to Louis Brennan for his monorail system]. 15 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/9 Letter from John Morley [later Lord Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC declining an invitation and expressing joy at "the P M's secret". 19 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/10 Letter from Stanley Udale (11 Birch Grove, Ealing Common, [London]) to WSC inclosing a statement of the results of his survey of slums in Lincoln in 1895 [see CHAR 2/30/11]. 21 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/11 Extract from the Lincoln Gazette and Times: statement of the results of Stanley Udale's survey of the slums of Lincoln. Printed. Sent with CHAR 2/30/10. [06] [Jul] [1895]
CHAR 2/30/12 Letter from the committee of the Eighty Club (3 Hare Court, Temple, [London]) to [WSC] pointing out an amount owing by him after the Club banquet to the colonial premiers. Typescript. 22 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/13 Letter from T Horsfall (Swanscoe Park, near Macclesfield, [Cheshire]) to WSC criticising the Education Bill and hoping that it will not weaken the Government's ability to deal with land reform and housing. Signed typescript. 22 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/14 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to WSC praising his recent speech on land reform. 22 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/15 Letter from Lord Knollys [earlier Sir Francis Knollys] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC advising him not to press the idea that General Louis Botha should present the Cullinan Diamond to King Edward VII. 24 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/16 Letter from 1st Lord Ripon (9 Chelsea Embankment, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as a Privy Councillor. 25 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/17 Letter from Bertram Straus (House of Commons) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as a Privy Councillor. 25 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/18 Letter from Edmund Gosse (17 Hanover Terrace, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as a Privy Councillor. 25 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/19 Letter from General Sir Bindon Blood (183 St James' Court, Buckingham Gate, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as a Privy Councillor. 25 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/20 Letter from Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] (7 Grosvenor Crescent, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor]. 26 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/21 Letter from Major Reginald Barnes (Cavalry School, Netheravon, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor]. 27 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/22 Letter from Major-General John Brabazon (10 Wilton Crescent, [London]) congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor]. 28 Apr [1907]
CHAR 2/30/23 Letter from Ian Malcolm (Carlton Club, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as a Privy Councillor. 29 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/24 Letter from Charles Masterman (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC on land reform and rural depopulation. [Apr 1907]
CHAR 2/30/25 Letter from Lord Knollys [earlier Sir Francis Knollys] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as a Privy Councillor. 05 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/26 Letter from John Harrop, Lord Mayor of Manchester (Town Hall, Manchester), to WSC thanking him for influencing the colonial premiers to visit Manchester. Signed typescript annotated in shorthand. 06 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/27 Cutting from the Times: criticism of WSC's assertion that methods of tillage in the United Kingdom are antiquated. 06 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/28 Letter from Charles Lucas (War Office) to Edward Marsh ("Eddy") returning a copy of a letter from J G Maxwell [see CHAR 2/30/29-31]. 06 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/29-31 Letter from J G Maxwell (Calcutta, [India]) to Arthur Davidson [Assistant Private Secretary to King Edward VII] reporting on the problems revealed during the inspection of army garrisons in Hong Kong, the Straits Settlements [Singapore], Canton [China], Johore [Malaysia] and Burma. Manuscript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/30/28. 07 Mar 1907
CHAR 2/30/32 Letter from Almeric Fitzroy, Clerk of the Council (Privy Council Office) to WSC (12 Bolton Street) enclosing notification of WSC's appointment to the Council and the form of oath taken by him [see CHAR 2/30/35]. Signed typescript. 07 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/33 Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor] and praising his speech against imperial preference at the Colonial Conference. 08 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/34 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to Edward Marsh on the misreporting by the Times of WSC's remarks on systems of cultivation. 09 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/35 Form of Privy Councillor's oath taken by WSC. Printed. [May 1907]
CHAR 2/30/36 Form of summons to WSC to attend a Privy Council meeting. Printed. [May 1907]
CHAR 2/30/37 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to Edward Marsh enclosing and commenting on minutes by Board officials on WSC's remarks on systems of cultivation [see CHAR 2/30/40-46]. 11 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/38-40 Telegram from Alfred Jones (Liverpool) to WSC congratulating him on his recent remarks about monopolies and reporting that he (Jones) is about to go to Manchester to meet Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman and to discuss policy on the railways and cotton-growing. 10 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/41-42 Minute by "R H R" [a Board of Agriculture and Fisheries official] responding to WSC's reported remarks about Britain's obsolete system of agriculture with a comparison with practice in Denmark. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/30/37. 11 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/43-46 Incomplete minute by [a Board of Agriculture and Fisheries official] on the respective merits of large and small-scale farming. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/30/37. [May 1907]
CHAR 2/30/47 Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) to WSC praising his rebuke of the press in the House of Commons on the previous night [occasioned by an inaccurate report on the Colonial Conference in the Daily Mail]. 16 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/48-49 Letter from Herbert de Reuter (Reuter's Telegram Company Limited, 24 Old Jewry, London) to WSC explaining why the company did not cable to South Africa the whole of WSC's response in the House of Commons to the Daily Mail's false report of an incident at the Colonial Conference. Signed typescript. Annotated by WSC insisting that the full text of his answer was covered by Parliamentary privilege and should have been cabled. 17 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/50 Letter from Sir John Barran (Chapel Allerton Hall, near Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor] and praising his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. 19 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/51 Letter from Arthur Hirtzel (India Office but writing "in the country") to WSC on an alleged Indian plot to assassinate John Morley [later Lord Morley]. 21 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/52 Letter from Cornelia, Lady Wimborne (Canford Manor, Wimborne, [Dorset]) to WSC referring to his recent speech in Edinburgh [Scotland] in which he attacked the Daily Mail and inviting him to come and address a meeting on land reform. 21 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/53 Letter from A P Stevenson (12 Brunswick Square, Brighton, [Sussex]) to WSC congratulating him on his attack on the Daily Mail. 21 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/54 Letter from ?John Wighes (Holly Bank, Repton, Burton-on- Trent, [Staffordshire]) to WSC endorsing his attack on the Daily Mail. 21 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/55 Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Dr J Miller Maguire thanking him for his abusive letter Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 23 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/56-57 Letter from Dr J Miller Maguire, honorary secretary of the London branch of the Irish Unionist Alliance (2 Pump Court, Temple, [London]) to WSC vehemently attacking him and some of his government colleagues. Attacks WSC's manners, appearance and political conduct, referring to his attack on the House of Lords and his "toadying to Boer generals". Signed carbon typescript annotated to the effect that the letter is to be circulated. 21 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/58-59 Letter from Herbert Vivian (The Pleasaunce, Woking, [Surrey]) to WSC reporting C Arthur Pearson's explanation of why he was attacking WSC in his newspapers and his pledge to Vivian to desist if WSC made it clear that his (WSC's) attacks on Sir Alfred Harmsworth [later 1st Lord Northcliffe] did not include Pearson. Vivian offers to start a violent campaign against the "reptile press" if WSC does not wish to make concessions to Pearson. 23 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/60 Letter from B Willats (476 & 478 Oxford Street, London) to WSC enclosing a booklet being circulated by tariff reformers in the district where he lives [not present] and asking for replies to the points made in it. 24 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/61 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to B Willats recommending him, in connection with the refutation of tariff refomers' arguments, to read Adam Smith and Bastiat, and enclosing some of his own speeches on the subject [not present]. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 26 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/62 Note from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) to [WSC] enclosing a cutting [affixed] on the health of Joseph Chamberlain. 25 May 1907
CHAR 2/30/63 Letter from ? (Langham Hotel, London) to WSC congratulating him on his career to date. 06 Jun 1907
CHAR 2/30/64 Letter from T W Killick (Townfield House, Altrincham, [Cheshire]) to WSC informing him that the executive committee of the Free Trade League have resolved to keep working and asking whether he would consider addressing a meeting in the Free Trade Hall on colonial preference. 09 Jun 1907
CHAR 2/30/65 Letter from WSC to T W Killick noting that the Tariff Reform League is more active than Free Trade organisations and agreeing with Killick's view that Protectionist candidates should always be opposed. Offers to address a meeting on behalf of the Free Trade League. Typescript copy. 10 Jun 1907
CHAR 2/30/66 Letter from Walter Faber (House of Commons Library) to WSC apologising for any apparent discourtesy when WSC offered him a paper whilst he (Faber) was talking to David Balcarres. 10 Jun 1907
CHAR 2/30/67 Letter from R McBride to WSC thanking him for his recent comments on British Columbia, [Canada]. 14 Jun 1907
CHAR 2/30/68 Letter from Brigadier-General Patrick Jeffreys (Dodington Place, Sittingbourne, [Kent]) to WSC thanking him and Lord Lucas for their help in securing the award to him of a Colonel's Distinguished Service Reward. 20 Jun 1907
CHAR 2/30/69 Letter from "H S" (House of Commons) to Edward Marsh asking how he should respond to a deputation of MPs who want WSC to address a meeting in Great Yarmouth, [Norfolk]. 21 [Jun 1907]
CHAR 2/30/70 Letter from Sir Charles Hardinge (Foreign Office) to WSC enclosing a memorandum on WSC's proposed presence at the French manoeuvres [see CHAR 2/30/70]. 31 Jul 1907
CHAR 2/30/71 Memorandum from Major Henry Lowther [Military Attache] (Paris, [France]) to Sir F Bertie [Ambassador to France] on arrangements for WSC's attendance at the French military manoeuvres. Typescript. 30 Jul 1907
CHAR 2/30/72 Letter from W L Hichens (Hillside, Falmouth, [Cornwall]) to WSC reporting that he has accepted a place on the Indian Decentralisation Commission. 26 Jul 1907
CHAR 2/30/73 15 Aug 1907 Two letters from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Coombe Abbey, Coventry, [Warwickshire]) to 4th Lord Craven, one asking for Craven's agreement to be put forward for the appointment of Master of the Horse in the King's household, the other informing him that some one else is to be appointed. 27 Jul 1907
CHAR 2/30/74-76 Letter from M Myers (15 Reginald Terrace, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to WSC thanking him for his support for reform of the naturalisation laws and describing the anti- semitic campaign against the election of Dr Julius Friend as the Medical Officer to the Leeds Board of Guardians. 01 Aug 1907
CHAR 2/30/77 Letter from WSC to M Myers expressing satisfaction with Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's recent speech on reform of the naturalisation laws and offering to take up the case of Dr Julius Friend [the subject of an anti-semitic campaign against his election as the Medical Officer to the Leeds Board of Guardians] if a Leeds MP does not do so. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 02 Aug 1907
CHAR 2/30/78 Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (38 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC on the government's South African policy. 14 Aug 1907
CHAR 2/30/79 Letter from Charles Masterman (10 Addington Square, Camberwell, [London]) to WSC ("Dere Childe") inviting him to dine and discuss "the Social Question". [Aug 1907]
CHAR 2/30/80-81 Letter from Reginald Barnes ("Reggie") (18 Half Moon Street, [London]) to WSC describing how he was prevented from becoming second-in-command of the Egyptian cavalry and asking for WSC's help in the matter. 01 Sep 1907
CHAR 2/30/82 Letter from William Nicholson (Queen Hotel, Harrogate, [Yorkshire]) to WSC reporting that he is writing to the Adjutant-General about Reginald Barnes' exclusion from the post of second-in-command of the Egyptian Cavalry. 03 Sep 1907
CHAR 2/30/83 Letter from Lord Knollys [earlier Sir Francis Knollys] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC conveying the acceptance by King Edward VII of WSC's offer to write to him from East Africa. 08 Sep 1907
CHAR 2/30/84 Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Barbon Manor, Kirkby Lonsdale, [Yorkshire]) to WSC on the dispute with Sir Robert Bond [Prime Minister of Newfoundland], the conduct of the governmnent of Natal [South Africa], and the agreement by King Edward VII to accept the Cullinan Diamond. 27 Sep 1907
CHAR 2/30/85 Letter from Lord Knollys [earlier Sir Francis Knollys (Balmoral Castle) to WSC repeating that the King accepts WSC's offer to write to him whilst in Africa, and that the King [Edward VII] is going to accept the Cullinan Diamond. 28 Sep 1907
CHAR 2/30/86 Cutting from the Glasgow Evening Times: humorous poem on the drinking of a toast to the King [Edward VII] and WSC in Malta. 09 Oct 1907
CHAR 2/30/87-90 Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (Head Quarters, Southern Command, Tidworth House, Andover, [Hampshire]) to WSC on: WSC's report on the French army manoeuvres; Lloyd George's successful intervention in the railway dispute; the reform of the Territorial Army and the South African constitution as the main achievements of the present government. Signed typescript. 18 Nov 1907
CHAR 2/30/91 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] enclosing a letter to be forwarded to WSC [see CHAR 2/30/92-95]. 13 Dec 1907
CHAR 2/30/92-95 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (West Denton Hall, Scotswood-on-Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC on: disruption by suffragettes of speeches by cabinet ministers; the Tories' split over Tariff Reform; the industrious campaigning of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane]; reaction to Haldane's army estimates and 2nd Lord Tweedmouth's naval estimates; the introduction of old age pensions and Labour Party criticism of them; the prospect of the miners' group adhering to the Labour Party and its effect on the position in the party of David Shackleton, James Keir Hardy and James Ramsay Macdonald; Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's health and the respective claims of Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and Sir Edward Grey later Lord Grey of Fallodon] to be his successor; David Lloyd George's intervention in the railway dispute; Augustine Birrell's loss of control in Ireland. 13 Dec 1907
CHAR 2/30/96 Letter from Augustine Birrell (Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC accepting the invitation to meet "your illustrious guest". [Dec 1907]
CHAR 2/30/97-98 Letter from Sir Percy Girouard [High Commissioner of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate] (70 Grosvenor Street, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help. [Dec 1907]
CHAR 2/30/99 Letter from Colonel George Kemp (Arthur's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor] and complaining that he could not hear the speech of Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] at the Eighty Club. [Apr 1907]
CHAR 2/30/100 Letter from [WSC] to the editor of the Times on Henry Rider Haggard's assertion that rural depopulaton and urban congestion can only be remedied by a multiplication of small holdings and a system of Protection. Draft in the hand of ?. [1907]
CHAR 2/30/w100 Receipt to WSC from J C Swinburne-Hanham, honorary treasurer of the Eighty Club (9 King's Bench Walk, Temple, [London]). 25 Apr 1907
CHAR 2/30/101 Letter from Sir Francis Mowatt (41 Sloane Gardens, [London]) to WSC attacking the arguments in favour of colonial preference. [1907]