Public and Political: General: Board of Trade appointment: Letters, etc. of congratulation.

Reference code: CHAR 2/37

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Date: 01 Apr 1908 - 21 Apr 1908

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CHAR 2/37/1 Letter from J B Boyd, yarn agent (18 New Cannon Street, Manchester), to WSC advising him how he can answer the placard put out by his opponents stating: "'no terminological inexactitudes this time'". Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/2 Letter from Edward Tootal Broadhurst (The Manor House, North Rode, Congleton, [Cheshire]) to WSC stating that he will only support WSC in the North-West Manchester by- election if it is fought specifically on Free Trade, since he disagrees with other Government measures such as the Licensing Bill. 10 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/3 Letter from Guy Fleetwood Wilson (2 Chantrey House, Eccleston Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 11 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/4 Letter from George Buckle (The Times, Printing House Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and referring to the forthcoming by-election in North-West Manchester. 12 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/5 Letter from the 9th Duke of Marlborough (Blenheim) to WSC urging him to press for his salary of £5000 a year as President of the Board of Trade and hoping that WSC has made some provision for himself should he lose the North- West Manchester by-election. Thinks "the Dog" should push for a Government post and notes that Lord Elgin "has got the boot.". 12 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/6 Letter from Lord Knollys [earlier Sir Francis Knollys] (Sandown, Isle of Wight) to WSC stating that he will forward WSC's letter to the King [Edward VII] and congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 12 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/7 Letter from Sir Francis Channing (40 Eaton Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him luck [in the North-West Manchester by-election]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/8 Letter from Ian Hamilton (Tidworth House, Andover, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and urging him to attack boldly in the North-West Manchester by- election. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/9 Letter from Joseph B Leach, chairman of the Liberal and Free Trade Party in St Helens and District [Lancashire] (Markland Lodge, Huyton Park, Liverpool) to WSC (12 Bolton Square) congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade], thanking him for his help in the recent elections in St Helens and the Newton Division of Lancashire, and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/10 Letter from Harry W White (13 Sinclair Gardens, Kensington, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade], referring to their meeting in 1905 and hoping that sibilants have ceased to cause him trouble. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/11 Letter from Edmund Gosse (Mountstewart, Newtonards, County Down, [Ulster, Ireland]) to WSC congratulating him and Edward Marsh [on WSC's appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/12 Letter from F J Cross (12 Sunray Avenue, Herne Hill, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and recalling WSC's account at the Whitefriars Club of his escape from the Boers. Also expresses satisfaction at the appointment of Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] [as President of the Board of Education]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/13 Letter from Reginald Barnes (18 Halfmoon Street, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/14 Letter from Lord Monkbretton (Conyboro, Lewes, [Sussex]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/15 Letter from Thomas R?, president of the Birmingham Liberal Association (The Uplands, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, [Worcestershire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and expressing great interest in the North-West Manchester by- election. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/16 Letter from Sir Benjamin Cohen (30 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. Signed typescript. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/17 Letter from E Marshall Hall (3 Temple Garden, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/18 Letter from Maxwell McTaggart (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/19 Letter from Henry Lygon (Marlborough Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and regretting that they are on different political sides. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/20 Letter from General Sir William Nicholson (War Office) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/21 Letter from Richard Causton (Paymaster General's Office) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North- West Manchester by-election. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/22 Letter from Robert Filmer (Carlton Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and expressing confidence that should he lose the North-West Manchester by-election he will find a safe seat in Wales or Scotland. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/23 Letter from Owen Philipps (76 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/24 Letter from Sir Thomas Elliott (Board of Agriculture and Fisheries) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/25 Letter from Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] (General Post Office) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/26 Letter from W H Lever (Thornton Manor, Thornton Hough, Cheshire) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/27 Letter from Marie Botha Hawkins (36 Moscow Court, [London]) congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and praising his work on behalf of South Africa. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/28 Letter from General Sir Bindon Blood (Naval and Military Club, 94 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/29 Letter from James Babington (Manor House, Piddletrenthide, Dorset) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/30 Letter from Frederick Verney (12 Connaught Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success [in the North-West Manchester by-election]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/31 Letter from Walter Runciman [later Lord Runciman] (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade and wishing him success [in the North-West Manchester by-election]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/32 Letter from Thomas Burt (20 Burdon Terrace, Newcastle-on- Tyne) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success [in the North-West Mancheser by-election]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/33 Letter from ? (15 Princes Street, Cavendish Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and hoping that they may have a further chance to discuss Jamaica [West Indies]. 13 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/37/34 Letter from Sir Hudson Kearley (Wittington, Marlow, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade and hoping that their relations may be as friendly as those between Kearley and David Lloyd George. 12 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/35 Letter from Arthur Haworth (Normanby, Altrincham, [Cheshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment [as President of the Board of Trade] and reporting the enthusiasm of Liberals in North-West Manchester. Asks WSC to help his friend Spencer Hogg to obtain a puisne judgeship in Jamaica [West Indies] before he (WSC) leaves the Colonial Office. 12 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/36 Letter from Moreton Frewen (1333 Sixteenth Street, [?New York, United States] to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. 13 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/37/37 Card from Sir Edward Ward (War Office) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/38 Letter from Sir Ian Malcolm (Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and explaining that his health will probably prevent him campaigning against WSC in North-West Manchester. Illustration of hotel in letter-head. 13 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/39 Letter from Ian Hogg (Cavalry Club, 127 Piccadilly, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and commiserating with him for having to fight the North-West Manchester by- election during the Easter recess. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/40 Letter from Lady Mary Paget (35 Belgrave Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and expressing great interest in the North-West Manchester by-election. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/41 Letter from ? (Blagdon, Cramlington, Northumberland) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and stating that although he is a Tariff Reformer he would like to see WSC win the North-West Manchester by-election. Refers to his delightful time in the West Indies. 14 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/37/42 Telegram from Lieutenant-Colonel Sir James Hayes Sadler (Nairobi, [British East Africa, later Kenya]) to WSC (Midland Hotel, Manchester) congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/43 Telegram from 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General and Commander- in-Chief of Canada] (Ottawa, [Canada]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. Typescript. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/44 Letter from Lionel Holland (75 Eaton Square, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade]. 15 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/45 Letter from Sir Thomas Cavins (Dilston Hall, Corbridge-on- Tyne, [Northumberland]) to WSC congratulaing him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade]. Signed typescript. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/46 Letter from ? (Skeffington Vale, Leicester) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and thanking him for his help in the Rutland by-election. Urges WSC to steer a course "between reaction and socialism." Does not fear socialism himself but thinks that "the Tories will make it a bugbear.". 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/47 Letter from Alfred Emmott (30 Ennismore Gardens, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success [in the North-West Manchester by-election]. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/48 Letter from J Rankine Finlayson, chairman of the '95 Club (49 Spring Gardens, Manchester) to WSC conveying the congratulations of the Club on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade, remembering WSC's speech to the Club two and a half years earlier and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. 15 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/49 mark) Postcard from an "admirer" to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success [in the North-West Manchester by- election]. Humorous illustration of a boy playing cricket on other side of card. Dated using postmark. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/50 Letter from Sir Richard Solomon, Agent General for the Transvaal [South Africa] (72 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC regretting that he is to leave the Colonial Office but congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade. Thinks WSC will be able to deal with any attacks from his opponent in North-West Manchester [William Joynson-Hicks] on Chinese labour in South Africa. 14 Apr [1908]
CHAR 2/37/51 Letter from A Curtis-Bennett (Royal Marine Hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by- election. 14 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/52 Letter from 2nd Lord Tweedmouth (HMS Enchantress, Portsmouth, [Hampshire]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by- election. Thanks WSC for warning him against "rash and precipitate action" and reports the view of Admiral Sir John Fisher [later Lord Fisher] that Tweedmouth [as First Lord of the Admirality] should be "a naval watchdog in the Cabinet." Complains of his transfer from the Admiralty to "a high placed sinecure" [the Lord Presidency of the Council]. 12 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/53 Letter from Hugo Baring (St Giles's House, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Mancheser by-election. 17 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/54 Letter from Colonel Charles a Court Repington (Maryon Hall, Frognal Lane, Hampstead, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. 18 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/55 Letter from J Duncan (Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. 20 [Apr] 1908
CHAR 2/37/56 Letter from ? Hawksley (14 Hyde Park Gardens, [London]) congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade], wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election, and praising his life of Lord Randolph Churchill. [17 Apr] 1908
CHAR 2/37/57 Letter from A P Gibbs (Anglesey, Carshalton-on-the-Hill, Surrey) to WSC wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election and in his new post [as President of the Board of Trade]. 21 Apr 1908
CHAR 2/37/58 Letter from ?Alexander Jones (Aldeburgh, Suffolk) to WSC congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet [as President of the Board of Trade] and wishing him success in the North-West Manchester by-election. [Apr 1908]