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Date: [14] [Sep] [1908] - 27 Dec 1909

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CHAR 2/39/1-3 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Lord Crewe criticising Lord Selborne's plan for a commission to protect native interests in South Africa but asserting that Selborne is nevertheless the best man to negotiate on the issue with the South African leaders. Gives advice on how a settlement of the native question can be got through Parliament. Typescript copy. 03 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/4-5 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Henry Massingham asserting that there was much support in the country for the rejection by the House of Lords of the Licensing Bill and that an attack on the Lords on constitutional grounds will fail if not backed by a demand in the country for a specific measure which the Lords will not pass. Looks forward to the major measures being planned by the Government. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning signed by WSC. Annotated: "not sent." A typescript copy at CHAR 2/39/6. 23 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/6-8 Typescript copy of CHAR 2/39/4-5 written from 22 Carlton House Terrace. 22 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/9 Letter from A ?N Lever (39 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool) enclosing a report in a Liverpool evening paper [affixed to letter] of a claim by Alderman Savidge at the annual meeting of the Liverpool Conservative Working Men's Association that WSC attempted to "'nobble'" Joseph Chamberlain and the Working Men's Association when he was a Conservative. Lever has heard that Baron Maurice de Forest [later Count de Bendern] is likely to contest a parliamentary constituency. Lever has just given a series of addresses in Scotland against Socialism and reports that "we cleared out the Socialists in Glasgow and Edinburgh". 24 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/10-11 Letter from Henry Massingham (The Nation, 14 Henrietta Street, Convent Garden, London) to WSC explaining his criticism of WSC's speech in Birmingham [on 13 Jan 1909] on Liberal policy and the House of Lords. Makes particular reference to Welsh Disestablishment and social reform. 27 Jan [1909]
CHAR 2/39/12 Letter from David Lloyd George (11 Downing Street) to WSC urging him to talk to Lord Morley [earlier John Morley]. 27 Jan [1909]
CHAR 2/39/13 Letter from Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] (General Post Office) to WSC urging that some reference to unemployment insurance should be made in the King's speech. 30 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/14 Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC stating that he is "keenly alive to the gravity of the position", which "demands the coolest and most comprehensive survey.". 30 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/15 Letter from Moreton Frewen (Hotel Jules, Jermyn Street, [London]) to WSC enclosing a copy of his letter to David Lloyd George on his meeting with William Grey Ellison- Macartney on Crown Notes secured by silver [see CHAR 2/39/16]. 05 Feb [1909]
CHAR 2/39/16-17 Letter from Moreton Frewen to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] on his meeting with William Grey Ellison-Macartney about Crown Notes secured by silver. Signed typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/39/15. 05 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/18 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] (10 Downing Street) to WSC reporting that the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] is anxious that nothing should yet be said about unemployment policy which would commit the Treasury to expenditure. 17 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/19 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] (10 Downing Street) to WSC on an amendment [declaring that the proposals in the King's Speech are inadequate for dealing with unemployment] to be moved by George Barnes. John Burns will defend the Local Government Board, but Asquith asks WSC also to be ready to defend Government policy. 17 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/20 Letter from Edith K Harper (56 Wiltshire Road, London) to WSC (Board of Trade) enclosing a supposed message from Lord Randolph Churchill communicated through "'automatic writing'" [see CHAR 2/39/21-22]. 17 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/21 Fragment of a supposed message from Lord Randolph Churchill communicated through "automatic writing". Sent with CHAR 2/39/20. [14 Feb 1909]
CHAR 2/39/22 Copy of a supposed message (communicated through "automatic writing") from Lord Randolph Churchill warning WSC against a certain course of action. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/39/20. [14 Feb 1909]
CHAR 2/39/23 Letter from Henry Trevena JP (Pembroke Dock, [Wales]) to WSC urging him to support the bill for the enfranchisement of leasehold dwellings and describing the problems in Pembroke arising from the absence of such a measure. Encloses a related newspaper cutting [see CHAR 2/39/24]. 10 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/24 Cutting from the Pembroke County Guardian [Wales]: marked article on leasehold enfranchisement. Sent with CHAR 2/39/23. 05 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/25-27 Letter from Robert Spence Watson, president, and W Evans Darby, secretary, of the Peace Society (47 New Broad Street, London) to Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] and other members of the Government (including WSC) calling for an end to increased spending on armaments. Criticises the method of assessing the country's naval strength and asserts that there is a general tendency in other countries to reduce spending. Signed typescript. 11 Feb 1909
CHAR 2/39/29 Letter from Count Paul von Wolff-Metternich (German Embassy, 9 Carlton House Terrace, London) to WSC reporting Chancellor Bulow's speech in the Reichstag stating that Germany's naval armament is purely for defensive purposes. 02 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/39/30 Letter from G E Buckle (64 Warwick Square, [London]) to WSC pointing out that the Times has acknowledged good work done by certain government departments. Hopes WSC will be able "to bring to a peaceable & permanent working arrangement all the great trades of the country in succession.". 09 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/39/31 Letter from Lady Dorothy Howard (1 Palace Green, Kensington, [London]) to WSC asking whether it is true that he will not vote for the Reform and Suffrage Bill. 14 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/39/32 Letter from Joseph Pease (12 Downing Street) stating that the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford Asquith] has agreed to accept Russell Rea's amendment as the official Liberal view on the fiscal debate to be raised by Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] . Asks WSC to take charge of the debate on behalf of the Government and instructs him not to allude to Retaliation. 15 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/39/33 Letter from Lord Crewe (Colonial Office) to WSC on Government spending in Somaliland and Uganda [both Africa]. 19 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/39/34 Letter from G E Buckle (The Times Publishing Company Limited) to WSC on the reporting of a forthcoming speech by WSC. 25 Mar 1909
CHAR 2/39/35 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Alfred Lyttelton asking him to substantiate or withdraw his allegation that WSC and David Lloyd George have divulged Cabinet secrets. Draft in WSC's hand. 03 Apr 1909
CHAR 2/39/36 Letter from Alfred Lyttelton (House of Commons) to WSC justifying his assertion that Cabinet secrets had been divulged by some of its members but denying any intention of impugning WSC's personal honour. 05 Apr 1909
CHAR 2/39/37 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Alfred Lyttelton thanking him for his assurance that he had not intended to impugn WSC's personal honour when stating that Cabinet secrets had been divulged by some of its members. Suggests that his (WSC's) public speeches are a better source for conclusions about his policy and influence regarding armaments that newspaper rumours of Cabinet discussions. Draft in WSC's hand. 06 Apr 1909
CHAR 2/39/38-41 Report by F Ward on the political situation in Abyssinia and Somaliland [both Africa] and how it affects British colonial interests. Typescript annotated with message from WSC to Edward Marsh that the report does not appear to be of much use but that Ward should be informed that WSC has read it, 10 Apr 1909. [Apr 1909]
CHAR 2/39/42 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (22 St James's Place, [London]) to WSC inviting him to the Imperial Press Conference. [Apr 1909]
CHAR 2/39/42a Letter from J W Malleley, honorary secretary of the Birmingham Liberal Club, to WSC (Board of Trade) informing him of his election as president of the Club and inviting him to an annual dinner. 19 Apr 1909
CHAR 2/39/43 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (House of Commons) to WSC on the possible results of a speech by WSC in Paris [France]. 22 Apr 1909
CHAR 2/39/44 Filing slip for CHAR 2/39/42a. 19 Apr 1909
CHAR 2/39/45 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (The Daily Mail) to WSC advising him to meet Canadian journalists, especially Sir Hugh Graham of the Montreal Star. 01 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/46-47 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount] (Wimborne House, Arlington Street, [London]) to WSC on how the new rates of death duties and their retrospective character will effect him (Guest) personally. 04 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/47-49 Letter from George C West (5 Austin Friars, London) to WSC pointing out that potential mortgagees have been deterred from making advances on land because of the proposal in the Finance Bill to tax land values. Cites the particular case of the Ruthin Castle Estates [Denbighshire, Wales]. Signed and annotated typescript. 04 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/50 Letter from F A Hirtzel (India Office) to Edward Marsh asking whether WSC can give a favourable reference to a Miss [Louise Annie] Wilkin, [who is seeking appointment as Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra's Military Nursing Service for India]. 06 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/51 Completed application form by Louise Annie Wilkin for appointment as Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra's Military Nursing Service for India. 4p. 04 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/52 Letter from John Galsworthy (Wingstone, Manaton, Devon) to WSC asking him to read his open letter to the Home Secretary [?on prison reform] in the Nation and to advocate the plea therein if he agrees with it. 06 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/53 Letter from John Galsworthy (Wingstone, Manaton, Devon) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to write to the Home Secretary and for his appreciation of Galsworthy's play "Strife". 15 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/54 Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC on WSC's forthcoming speech in Manchester and arrangements for the admission of women. 07 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/55-56 Letter from Violet, Lady Savile (Rufford Abbey, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire) to WSC enclosing a cartoon criticising the Government's taxation policy [see CHAR 2/39/57] and complaining about the annual taxation of the value of unextracted minerals and declaring that reduced income will force her and 2nd Lord Savile to shut Rufford. 09 May [1909]
CHAR 2/39/57 Cutting: cartoon of man sitting on empty bed-frame with a long list of taxes and the caption: "An Englishman's home - if this government lasts much longer." Sent with CHAR 2/39/55-56. [May 1909]
CHAR 2/39/58 Letter from William ? (Treasury Chambers) to "Jim" [?] commenting on points raised by Lady Savile on the annual taxation of the value of unextracted minerals as it relates to coal on Lord Savile's Rufford Abbey Estate [Ollerton, Nottinghamshire]. 14 May [1909]
CHAR 2/39/59 Letter from J Northouse Keshan, solicitor (76 & 77 Cornhill, London) to WSC asking to be considered for a Government post. Annotated by Edward Marsh and WSC, 14 May 1909, that there is no prospect of a vacancy in the Board of Trade. Cutting on trade in the port of Newhaven in Sussex affixed to letter. 12 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/60 Letter from A Henderson (London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, Steam Packet Office, Newhaven, Sussex) to CSC asking her and her husband to help him in his application for the post of Docks and Warehouse Manager for the Port of London Authority. 15 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/61 Letter from Edward Hart (30 Moorgate Street, London) to Randal C Bell testifying to Bell's business abilities. Typescript copy. [14 Sep 1908]
CHAR 2/39/62 Letter from J J Edwards & Co, solicitors (28 Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London) to Randal C Bell testifying to his general abilities and character. Typescript copy. [14 Sep 1908]
CHAR 2/39/63 Open letter from James Richardson, director of Gordon Coombe & Co, wharfingers (Winchester Wharf, Bankside, London) testifying to the business abilities and integrity of Randal C Bell. Typescript copy. [15 Sep 1908]
CHAR 2/39/64 Letter from J Dods Shaw (Official Parliamentary Reports' Room, House of Commons) to WSC on corrections to a parliamentary report. 25 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/65 Notes [?in the hand of Lord Morley, earlier John Morley] on the difference between right and wrong. On 10 Downing Street paper. [May 1909]
CHAR 2/39/66 Letter from Lord Crewe (Colonial Office) to WSC announcing that he has appointed Colonel Sir Percy Girouard [as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the East Africa Protectorate] to tackle the poor economic situation there. 28 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/67 Letter from Lord Shuttleworth (Portal, Tarporley, [Cheshire]) to WSC noting his suggestion that E H Langdon be considered for appointment as a magistrate for the Manchester Petty Sessional Division. 30 May 1909
CHAR 2/39/68 Letter from Frederick Guest (Yarrells House, Lytchett, Poole, [Dorset]) on: a possible visit to Abernethy [Perthshire, Scotland] by WSC; WSC's recent yeomanry training and the suitability of Sullivan as a manservant; Guest's decision to try and hold the East Dorset constituency rather than accept an invitation from the South East Cornwall Liberal Association to be the candidate for the Bodmin Division. Signed typescript. 07 Jun 1909
CHAR 2/39/69 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] giving the Department's view that the increase in the Turkish customs and the Commercial Treaty are of secondary importance to the satisfactory solution of the Baghdad Railway question [Iraq]. 07 Jun 1909
CHAR 2/39/70 Envelope with note referring to a talk with Henry Massingham [see CHAR 2/39/71] signed by WSC. [Jun 1909]
CHAR 2/39/71 Note of a meeting between [WSC] and Henry Massingham at which, after a discussion of the reporting in the Nation of WSC's forthcoming speech [on the Budget] in Edinburgh [Scotland], WSC gave his view of the position with regard to naval expansion. Typescript. [Jun 1909]
CHAR 2/39/72-74 Letter from [? Sir Henry Norman, Budget League; initialled "H N"] to [WSC] on the practical arrangements for the reporting of WSC's speeches. Typescript copy. [Jun 1909]
CHAR 2/39/75 Letter from Henry Massingham (The Nation, 14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London) to WSC giving his view of how the House of Commons should react to the rejection or amendment of the Budget by the House of Lords. Criticises the Westminster Gazette. 10 Jul [1909]
CHAR 2/39/76 Letter from Frank Barled, assistant secretary of the National Liberal Federation (42 Parliament Street, London), to Edward Marsh enclosing particulars of General Election results in constituencies in Northumberland, County Durham and part of the North Riding of Yorkshire [see CHAR 2/39/77]. Signed typescript. 06 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/39/76a-77 Particulars of General Election results in 1892, 1900 and 1906 in constituencies in Northumberland, County Durham and part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, being the area of the Northern Liberal Federation. Sent with CHAR 2/39/76. [Aug 1909]
CHAR 2/39/78 Letter from Sir Joseph Ward, Prime Minister of New Zealand (R M S Compania, [New York, United States]), to WSC enclosing a copy of Ward's letter to Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] on the Pacific cable [see CHAR 2/39/79]. Signed typescript annotated in shorthand. 27 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/39/79-80 Letter from Sir Joseph Ward, Prime Minister of New Zealand (R M S Compania, New York, [United States]) to Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] [Postmaster General] complaining of the inadequate number of press messages permitted to be sent to Canada, Australia and New Zealand by the Pacific Cable Board. Typescript copy sent with CHAR 2/39/78. 27 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/39/81 Letter from WSC to Sydney Buxton [later Lord Buxton] [Postmaster General] expressing the view that the Government should help Sir Joseph Ward [Prime Minister of New Zealand] in his attempt to reduce the power of the Pacific Cable Board. Initialled typescript copy. 09 Sep 1909
CHAR 2/39/82 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (23 Bruton Street, [London] and Eastbourne, [Sussex]) to WSC urging him to support the candidature of Harold Cox in Preston [Lancashire]. 27 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/39/83 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] denying that his (WSC's) intervention on behalf of Harold Cox [in Preston, Lancashire] could have any value whether the Budget was passed or not. Copy in the hand of Edward Marsh. 27 Aug [1909]
CHAR 2/39/84 Letter from Joseph Pease (12 Downing Street) to WSC on the adverse reaction among Liberals to the appointment of a former honorary secretary of the Belfast Conservative Association as the Sanitary Surveyor and Medical Inspector in Belfast [Ulster, Ireland]. 31 Aug 1909
CHAR 2/39/85 Letter from [WSC] to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] enclosing a note of his conversation with Count Paul von Wolff-Metternich [see CHAR 2/39/86-92] and asking whether he should take this line when he visits Germany. States that he does not intend to make a special effort to discuss politics whilst there. Typescript copy. 09 Sep 1909
CHAR 2/39/86-92 Report by [WSC] to [Sir Edward Grey, later Lord Grey of Fallodon] of his conversation with Count Paul von Wolff-Metternich [the German Ambassador]. Refers briefly to WSC's plans to visit Germany and see labour exchanges and the army manoeuvres, and to the situation between the Government and the House of Lords and the prospects for a General Election. Followed by lengthier considerations of: German naval armament and the German claim that it had been exaggerated by the British Government in order to justify their own large naval estimates; German suspicions of a close military relationship between Britain and France; the Baghdad Railway [Iraq]. Typescript copy. Original sent with CHAR 2/39/85. Pages 5 & 6 filed in the wrong order. 09 Sep 1909
CHAR 2/39/93-100 Report by [WSC] to [Sir Edward Grey, later Lord Grey of Fallodon, Foreign Secretary] of his conversation in Germany (where he did not speak to any Germans about politics) with Enva [Enver] Bey, the Turkish military attache, on the prospects for the new regime of the Young Turks, their military organisation on the German model, the difficulties caused to British trade by the raising of Turkish customs duties, and Turkish objections to the financial arrangements for the construction of the Baghdad Railway [Iraq]. Typescript copy. 22 Sep 1909
CHAR 2/39/101 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] (Balmoral Castle) to WSC denying that he had described a recent memorandum of WSC's as inconsistent and predicting that the House of Lords will pass [?the Finance Bill]. 07 Oct 1909
CHAR 2/39/102-104 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron, 1st viscount)] (Ashby St Ledgers, Rugby, [Warwickshire]) to WSC discussing the effect of David Lloyd George's oratory and the Government's radical taxation policies. Thinks that WSC and Lloyd George have "started in a path which leads into the unknown". 12 Oct 1909
CHAR 2/39/105 Letter from Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] to WSC expressing doubt as to whether the next honours list will contain any peers and reporting that the Conservative leaders have not decided about the action of the House of Lords. 15 Oct 1909
CHAR 2/39/106 Letter from Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] (Fallodon, Christon Bank, Northumberland) to WSC on an extension to the Suez Canal concession [Egypt] and its effect on British and Egyptian interests. 31 Oct 1909
CHAR 2/39/107-109 Letter from Lady Dorothy Howard (Naworth Castle, Carlisle, [Cumberland]) to WSC complaining that the campaigning for women's suffrage by the Women's Liberal Federation is being hampered by party leaders instructing candidates to shun the issue. Asks WSC to help remedy the situation. 07 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/39/110 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Joseph Pease justifying the financing of the Budget League from the Liberal Party's central funds. Copy. 26 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/39/111-112 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Lord Morley [earlier John Morley denying that the Budget has adversely affected security prices but suggesting that the House of Lords' rejection of it will probably have a bad economic effect. Justifies the Budget by contrasting the substantial growth over the last ten years in national wealth as indicated by the income tax and estate duty figures and the slow rise in wages over the same period. Signed and annotated typescript. 27 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/39/113 Letter from John Redmond (Aughavanagh, Aughrim, County Wicklow, [Ireland]) to WSC (Board of Trade) enclosing a letter from him to Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] [see CHAR 2/39/114] and stressing the gravity of the situation in Ireland. 27 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/39/114-116 Letter from John Redmond to Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] urging the Government to declare soon in favour of Irish Home Rule. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/39/113. [Nov 1909]
CHAR 2/39/117 Letter from 3rd Lord Carrington [later Lord Lincolnshire] (Daws Hill, High Wycombe, [Buckinghamshire]) to WSC complaining about the organisation of a demonstration by [?Fitzroy] Hemphill. 28 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/39/118 Letter from Lord Crewe (Colonial Office) to WSC on the possible move to a new job of Hugh Bertram Cox [Legal Assistant Under-Secretary at the Colonial Office]. 29 Jan 1909
CHAR 2/39/119-121 Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] denying a report in the Daily Telegraph that he is moving to the Local Government Board. Explains that as President of the Board of Trade he has not taken advantage of the promise that he would be equal to a Secretary of State and that he does not want to be embarrassed by the offer of a similar enhancement of status as President of the Local Government Board. Puts the case for appointing him First Lord of the Admiralty. Copy. 23 Dec 1909
CHAR 2/39/122-123 Letter from F E Smith [later 1st Lord Birkenhead] (Leasowe Castle Hotel, Wallasey, Cheshire) to WSC on defamatory statements made about WSC by one Patterson and published in the East African press. 26 Dec 1909
CHAR 2/39/124 Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Winter Palace, Menton, [France]) to WSC rejecting the idea that the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] is yet considering the details of a Cabinet re-shuffle and reporting that it is hoped that the [First Lord of] the Admiralty [Reginald McKenna] and [the Secretary of State for War] [Richard Haldane, later Lord Haldane] will swap jobs, and that WSC will be offered the Home Office. 27 Dec 1909
CHAR 2/39/125 Notes of the measures to be considered during the next parliamentary session, ending with the word "hell". [1909]
CHAR 2/39/126 Letter from ? (Poplar Farm, Cold Ash, Newbury, [Berkshire]) to WSC asking him to help a needy ex-soldier obtain the post of Chief Constable of Flintshire [Wales]. [1909]
CHAR 2/39/127 Letter from ? (Cold Ash, Newbury, [Berkshire]) to Edward Marsh referring to his letter to WSC in support of a needy ex-soldier's application for the post of Chief Constable of Flintshire [Wales] [see CHAR 2/39/126]. 1 card. [1909]
CHAR 2/39/128 Notes by Edward Marsh on the claims of one Shakespear to the command of the gunboat Lapwing in the East Indies. [1909]
CHAR 2/39/129 Figures showing the number of times office-holding MPs voted in divisions during the period 24 May to 4 June. Annotated by [Sir Edward Grey, later Lord Grey of Falldon] pointing out that while WSC's record has improved, that of Reginald McKenna has worsened, thus saving Grey from "the wooden spoon.". 1909
CHAR 2/39/130 Envelope with notes by WSC on a possible legislative programme for 1909-1911. 1909
CHAR 2/39/131 Note by WSC (on 10 Downing Street paper) of a passage from a speech or article condemning the House of Lords' rejection of the Finance Bill. [1909]