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Correspondents include: Arthur Balfour [later 1st Lord Balfour] explaining why he is unlikely to be able to speak at Oldham; Joseph Chamberlain regarding the arrangements for him to attend a meeting at Oldham; Gerald FitzGibbon, William St John Brodrick [later Lord Midleton], Lord Curzon [earlier George Nathaniel Curzon], 5th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny], 3rd Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne], Reverend Henry Montagu Butler, and Edward Dicey congratulating WSC on his election victory at Oldham; Henry Chaplin [later Lord Chaplin] writing [mistakenly] about WSC's election defeat at Oldham; John Worthington (3) regarding local Conservative Party organisation and his position as party agent; R F Ware (Oldham Conservative Association Organizing Secretary and Registration Agent) (3) regarding local matters and office accommodation.
Other subjects include: approach to WSC by Conservative Association of Southport [Lancashire] asking him to stand as their candidate in General Election of 1900; WSC's campaign and election victory at Oldham, 1900; correspondence with Oldham Conservative Party officers; requests from constituents.
Also includes: reprint of speech by James Wood on opening of Oldham's new Assembly Halls, 17 Nov 1900; Ordnance Survey county map of Lancashire.
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|CHAR 3/1/12||Letter from Joseph Chamberlain (Highbury, Moor Green Birmingham) to Winston Churchill on addressing a meeting at Oldham [Lancashire]. Chamberlain explains that he had a lot of meetings in the Birmingham district so would have to get back as soon as he could and discusses train times for his arrival and departure. In a postscript he hopes that Churchill's canvassing was being carefully managed, by volunteers if possible, explaining that although speeches were important, it was canvassing that brought in votes on the day.||23 Sep 1900|