Public and Political: General: General Election: notes and papers.

Reference code: CHAR 2/43

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Date: 1909 - 10 Jan 1910

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CHAR 2/43/1 Letter from Fred Maddison, Liberal candidate for Burnley [Lancashire] (12 Acris Street, Wandsworth, London) to WSC on the change of date for WSC's election address in Burnley. Encloses notes on the textile industry and the political situation in Burnley [see CHAR 2/43/2-6]. 30 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/43/2-4 Notes on the growth of the textile industry in Burnley [Lancashire] and the consequent rise in land values, which benefit landowners who pay no rates on their leased land. Sent with CHAR 2/43/1. [Nov 1909]
CHAR 2/43/5-6 Notes by Fred Maddison, Liberal candidate for Burnley [Lancashire], on his own political views and those of his opponents. Sent with CHAR 2/43/1. [Nov 1909]
CHAR 2/43/7-10 Letter from [WSC] to [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the best day, from the Government's point of view, for the general election, and the production and distribution of campaign posters by the Budget League. Annotated typescript copy. 21 Dec 1909
CHAR 2/43/11-13 Letter from Joseph Pease (Myddylton House, Saffron Walden, [Essex]) to WSC on Pease's campaign [in the Saffron Walden Division of Essex] and the efforts to persuade David Mason to withdraw as a candidate for the Tradeston Division of Glasgow [Scotland] in favour of Archibald Corbett. Signed and annotated typescript. 10 Jan 1910
CHAR 2/43/14 Letter from Joseph Pease (Headlam Hall, Gainford, [County Durham]) to WSC on: WSC's involvement in the production and distribution of election campaign posters; David Lloyd George's promises of honours in return for money [contributions to Liberal Party funds]; the offer of money to help the cause of Free Trade from James Caird [a jute manufacturer of Dundee, Angus, Scotland]; the prospects for the general election. 23 Dec 1909
CHAR 2/43/15 Newspaper cutting on the growth in the area and textile trade of Burnley [Lancashire] Printed. Annotated: "Mayor of Burnley". 09 Nov 1909
CHAR 2/43/16-17 Notes by "A O M" [?Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] on the current position as to the nomination of Liberal candidates for various constituencies. Annotated typescript. [1909]
CHAR 2/43/18-19 List of constituencies with Liberal candidates. Annotated typescript. The third and fourth pages of this document are at CHAR 2/43/21-22. [1909]
CHAR 2/43/20 List of constituencies in Manchester, Salford [Lancashire] and Liverpool with coloured crosses to indicate actual or predicted election results. In WSC's hand. [1909]
CHAR 2/43/21-22 List of constituencies with Liberal candidates. Annotated typescript. The first and second pages of this document are at CHAR 2/43/18-19. [1909]
CHAR 2/43/23 Statement of the representation and candidates of constituencies within the area of the Western Counties Liberal Federation. Annotated typescript. [1909]
CHAR 2/43/24-26 List of the Liberal and other candidates standing for constituencies within the area of the Lancashire and Cheshire Liberal Federation, with coloured crosses to indicate actual or predicted election results. Annotated typescript. [1909]
CHAR 2/43/27 Printed circular from the majority of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress to parliamentary candidates criticising the proposals for the break-up of the Poor Law made by the minority of the Commission. Jan 1910