Political: Constituency: Oldham [Lancashire]: correspondence.

Reference code: CHAR 3/1

Part of: CHAR 3
Next record: CHAR 3/2

Date: 12 Apr 1900 - 17 Dec 1901


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