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CHAR 2/7/1 Letter from Leo Amery to WSC on Army reform. advocating an imperial army, 160,000 strong, together with a cheap national militia, voluntary or compulsory. 14 Jan 1903
CHAR 2/7/2 Letter from Captain Stuart Duncan, Gloucestershire Regiment, asking for help in obtaining Court Martial to clear his name [Duncan had been captured by the Boers at the Battle of Nicholson's Nek, 1899, and subsequently cleared of misconduct by a Court of Inquiry, but compulsorily retired from the Army]. 18 Jan 1903
CHAR 2/7/3-7 Letter from Captain Stuart Duncan to WSC, enclosing copy of letter to Lord Roberts, dated 12 Dec 1900, on his case for a Court Martial, [Duncan had been captured by the Boers at the Battle of Nicholson's Nek, 1899, and subsequently cleared of misconduct by a Court of Inquiry, but compulsorily retired from the Army] also enclosing photograph. 22 Jan 1903
CHAR 2/7/8 Letter from Edward Marshall Hall to WSC. 29 Jan 1903
CHAR 2/7/9 Letter from J. Moore Bailey to WSC, on national expenditure and army reform. 03 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/7/10-12 Letter from Leo Amery to WSC, on treaty with Japan, and possible collaboration between Japanese and British armies in Russia, also on the need for more military intelligence officers. 11 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/7/13 Letter from James Butterworth to WSC, praising his stand on army reform. 14 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/7/14 Letter from Sir Edward Hamilton to WSC, opposing preferential trade conditions for the Colonies, which would lead to higher taxation at home. 16 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/7/15 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC, praising speech on army reform. 23 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/7/16 Letter from Windhan Quin [later 5th Lord Dunraven] to WSC, suggesting that he make a "short sympathetic speech" on Irish Land Settlement. 23 Feb 1903
CHAR 2/7/17-19 Letter from T. Hallett Fry to WSC on Income Tax, suggesting higher taxation on unearned income and lower rates for earned income. 18 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/7/20-21 Letter from T. Hallett Fry to WSC on taxation. 12 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/7/22 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman,Leader of the Opposition, to WSC, on House of Commons debate on Army reform and the need to secure stricter rules governing the admission of recruits. 24 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/7/23 Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Lord St Aldwyn, to WSC, on opposition to the Government from within the Conservative Party, and his own desire to "keep out of the fray at present" [annotated by WSC "Most Private". 24 Mar 1903
CHAR 2/7/24 Letter from Henry Labouchere to WSC on army reform. 30 Mar [1903]
CHAR 2/7/25 Letter from E.A. Gormley to WSC, asking for post in the British Delegation to the 1904 St Louis Exhibition annotated by WSC that he would make enquiries. 02 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/7/26 Letter from Sir Ian Malcolm to WSC, on the "Fourth Party". 06 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/7/27 Letter from Ivor Guest, Lord Wimborne, to WSC on the "Fourth Party". 07 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/7/28 Letter from F.W. Saberton to WSC, on opposition to Broderick's army reform scheme. 25 Apr 1903
CHAR 2/7/29 Letter from Rev. Basil Wilberforce, Archdeacon of Westminster, to WSC, asking him to speak at meeting in favour of appointing women as Guardians of the Poor. 27 Apr [1903]
CHAR 2/7/30 Letter from Robert M. Sagar-Musgrave to WSC, enclosing cutting from the Yorkshire Post, reporting speech by the Duke of Argyll on army reform, mentioning WSC. 03 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/31 Letter from Ernest Gray to WSC, inviting him, as President, Kettering Conservative Club, to address a public meeting in the town. 04 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/32 Letter from Henry Johnson, Secretary, Manchester District Liberal Unionist Association, to WSC, asking him to address meeting on the administration of the War Office. 13 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/33 Letter from WSC to Henry Johnson, Secretary, Manchester District Liberal Unionist Association, accepting invitation to address meeting on the War Office, commenting on hopeful signs of change at the W.O. Ms copy in the hand of A. Anning. 04 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/34 Letter from WSC to A.W. Skinner on Bill to allow marriage to deceased wife's sister Ms copy in the hand of Annette Anning [Secretary to WSC]. 19 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/35-36 Letter from Corporal J.B. Curran, formerly 4th Hussars, to WSC, asking for help in obtaining post as Customs Messenger, enclosing copy of reference from Major F. Lee. 20 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/37 Letter from Sidwell Shotton to WSC, on Joseph Chamberlain's policy of preferential tariffs for the Colonies. 22 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/38 Letter from Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] to WSC, thanks for sending resolution passed by High Crompton Conservative Association on the Government's policy in abandoning the Corn Tax. 25 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/39 Letter from Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] to WSC on Free Trade, particularly Joseph Chamberlain's desire for a duty on food stuffs as an instrument for fiscal union with the Colonies. 26 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/40 Letter from Alfred Appleby to WSC, invitation to address open air meeting of Newcastle-upon-Tyne Conservative Association at Ridley Hall in July. 26 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/41 Letter from Andrew H. Hogg to WSC, on address to Edinburgh Conservative Working Men's Association. 26 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/41a Letter from Charles Ritchie [later Lord Ritchie], Chancellor of the Exchequer, to WSC, on debate on the Finance Bill, and opposition to Chamberlain's scheme for Imperial preference. 27 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/42 Letter from FitzRoy Stewart, Conservative Central Office, to WSC, on address to Newcastle-upon-Tyne Conservative Association at Ridley Hall in July. 27 May [1903]
CHAR 2/7/43-44 Letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgeds and Lord Wimborne] (2nd baron, 1st Viscount)] to WSC, on Chamberlain's scheme for Imperial preference, and on the general political situation. 29 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/45 Letter from WSC to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman on opposition amendment to the Finance Bill, which would "unite the Conservative Party, resulting in a disastrous division, and an immense victory for Chamberlain's scheme for Imperial Preference", asking him to consider the position of Conservatives opposed to the impending fiscal changes [typescript copy]. 29 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/46-48 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, criticising him for writing to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman on opposition to the Finance Bill without consultation, asking him to consult Cecil, or Sir Michael Hicks-Beach "whom I am willing to regard as a leader and trust as such" in future. [30 May 1903]
CHAR 2/7/49 Letter from John Seely [later Lord Mottistone] to WSC on tariff reform. 30 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/50 Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman on cancellation of opposition amendment to the Finance Bill. 31 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/51 Letter from Harold Cox to WSC, congratulations on speech on preferential tariffs in the House of Commons. 31 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/52 Letter from George Ritchie [later Lord Ritchie] to WSC, on preferential tariffs "a deplorable situation, which will shatter our party to pieces". 01 Jun [1903]
CHAR 2/7/53 Letter from Hammond Hall, Editor, Daily Graphic, to WSC, on the paper's intention to discourage the policy of preferential tariffs "while not committing ourselves irrevocably to opposition". 02 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/54 Letter from Lord Rosebery to WSC on opposition to preferential tariffs. 05 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/55 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [later Lord St Aldwyn] to WSC, on the Speaker's ruling that here could be no debate on preferential tariffs during the Second Reading of the Finance Bill. 05 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/56-57 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on Conservative Opposition to preferential tariffs. 03 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/58 Letter from William Johnson Galloway to WSC, on the possibility of a public meeting in Manchester on tariff reform, commenting on the difficulty of attracting a large audience during the summer months. [c 1903]
CHAR 2/7/59 Letter from William Peel [later Lord Peel] to WSC, suggesting delaying action against preferential tariffs until the Government had published their scheme [annotated by WSC, suggesting the need for vigorous and determined action "Many a good fight has been lost by prudence". 31 May 1903
CHAR 2/7/60-61 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood to WSC, on preferential tariffs, advising against moving amendment to the Finance Bill "it is a Free Trade Bill, and we must support it to the uttermost". 04 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/62 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on the illness of his father, Lord Salisbury, asking him to keep the news private, withdrawing his insistence on consultation over tariff reform. 05 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/63-64 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, on improvement in his father's health, also on tactics over preferential tariffs debate, enclosing letter from Ivor Guest [later Lord Ashby St Ledgers and Lord Wimborne (2nd baron and 1st Viscount)], 5 June 1903. [Jun 1903]
CHAR 2/7/65-66 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, enclosing letter from Henry Chaplin [later Lord Chaplin], dated 8 June, on preferential tariffs. [Jun 1903]
CHAR 2/7/67 Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] to WSC, advising him not to consult Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Leader of the Opposition over tariff reform, also on the need to build up a Free Trade Conservative Party. [Jun 1903]
CHAR 2/7/68 Letter from Sir Edward Hamilton to WSC, congratulations on speech on protective tariffs. 23 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/69 Letter from Rev. Basil Wilberforce to WSC, on meeting in favour of appointing women as Guardians of the Poor. 24 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/70 Letter from J.R. McDougall to WSC, congratulations on stand against Chamberlain's scheme for protective tariffs. 29 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/71 Letter from WSC to the Postal Telegraph Clerks Association on the effect of adopting Chamberlain's scheme for protective tariffs [carbon]. 30 Jun 1903
CHAR 2/7/72-76 Extract from the Empire Review - article by H. Kopson How to Solve the South African Labour Question: A Plan for Chinese Immigration [printed]. [1903]
CHAR 2/7/77-83 Typescript notes on the labour shortage in South Africa. [1903]
CHAR 2/7/84 Cutting from The Statist, article on the labour shortage in South Africa. 16 May 1903