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25 CHAR 2/17/62 Letter from Sir Charles Dilke (Speech House, Coleford, Gloucestershire) to WSC discussing census figures relating to the business of the Royal Commission on Alien Immigration. 28 May 1904
25 CHAR 2/17/64 Letter from Herbert Vivian (Blenheim Club, 12 St James's Square, [London]) mentioning that since the Observer is still in the hands of Jews WSC's recent pronouncement on the alien question will be well received in that quarter. Vivian is taking an anti-immigration stance in his campaign in Deptford [London] but he offers to moderate his tone should WSC wish it. Discusses plan to win over "young Evelyn" [John Evelyn the son of William Evelyn, MP for Deptford, 1885-88] and asks whether Hubert Carr-Gomm, who has been invited to Vivian's forthcoming campaign meeting, is still friendly to WSC. 31 May 1904
25 CHAR 2/17/65 Letter from F W Soutter (Free Trade Union, 102 Spa Road, London) to WSC praising his recently published letter on the Aliens Bill and complaining that Joseph Chamberlain's attack on "foreigners" has been taken up by some who attend Free Trade Union meetings. Asks for clarification of an apparent discrepancy between figures quoted by WSC and by Stuart Samuel. Annotated in shorthand. 01 Jun 1904
25 CHAR 2/17/112 Letter from Samuel Robinson, secretary of the Alien Immigration Bill Protest Committee (5 Gascoyne Street, Rusholme, Manchester), to WSC asking him to persuade John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone], Sir Charles Dilke, Charles Trevelyan, Walter Runciman [later 1st Lord Runciman] and George Harwood to attend the Committee's forthcoming demonstration in Heaton Park. Annotated in shorthand. 04 Jul 1904
25 CHAR 2/17/118 Letter from Charles Dreyfus, president of the Alien Immigration Bill Protest Committee (Claremont, Fallowfield, Manchester), to WSC thanking him for forcing the government to withdraw the Bill. 10 Jul 1904
25 CHAR 2/18/4 Letter from Thomas Seddon junior (22 Station Road, Prescot,[Lancashire]) to WSC on the arguments for and against the Aliens Bill and the influence of the local press in Seddon's area in turning even Radicals against the Opposition. Praises WSC's espousal of "progressive" policy. 02 Aug 1904
25 CHAR 2/18/88-89 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to ? declining a request from the Reigate Liberal Asociation [Surrey] to address a meeting and accusing the government of insincerity over the Aliens Bill. Typescript copy with annotations in the hand of Annette Anning. 23 Nov 1904
25 CHAR 2/18/117 Letter from Henry Massingham (National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, [London]) to WSC on alien immigration figures. Annotated in shorthand. 14 Dec 1904
25 CHAR 2/21/4-7 Cuttings from the Manchester Guardian and the Manchester Courier: debates on the Aliens Bill in the House of Commons Grand Committee on Law. 24 Jun 1904-05 Jul 1904
25 CHAR 2/22/40 Letter from F Blackwell (2 Millfield Terrace, Church Lane, Normanton, [?Yorkshire]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) asking for information on the Government's withdrawal of the Aliens Bill. 01 Feb 1905
25 CHAR 2/22/41 Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to F Blackwell explaining the conduct of those who opposed the Aliens Bill in Grand Committee. Typescript copy. 07 Feb 1905
25 CHAR 2/27/65-66 Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to Herbert Samuel advocating the reduction in the fee payable for naturalisation as a British citizen. Signed draft in WSC's hand. 07 Dec 1906
25 CHAR 2/29/45-46 Comments by "W.H.P." [the Inspector under the Aliens Act] on two cases of transmigrants being rejected on health grounds, as reported in a cutting from The Jewish Chronicle [see CHAR 2/29/47 & 54]. Typescript. 28 Feb 1907
25 CHAR 2/29/47 Cutting from The Jewish Chronicle: two cases of transmigrants being rejected on health grounds [see CHAR 2/29/45-46 & 54]. [Feb 1907]
25 CHAR 2/29/54 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Home Office) to WSC enclosing a note by the Inspector under the Aliens Act on two cases of transmigrants reported in The Jewish Chronicle [see CHAR 2/29/45-47]. Signed typescript. 06 Mar 1907
25 CHAR 2/29/57 Letter from J Dulberg (260 Oxford Road, Manchester) to WSC on Jewish dissatisfaction with the attitude of Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone to alien immigration. 15 Mar 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/4-5 Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Home Office) to WSC responding to criticism of him (Gladstone) over a possible expulsion order on a Jewish criminal from Russia. Signed and annotated typescript. 08 Apr 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/74-76 Letter from M Myers (15 Reginald Terrace, Leeds, [Yorkshire]) to WSC thanking him for his support for reform of the naturalisation laws and describing the anti- semitic campaign against the election of Dr Julius Friend as the Medical Officer to the Leeds Board of Guardians. 01 Aug 1907
25 CHAR 2/30/77 Letter from WSC to M Myers expressing satisfaction with Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's recent speech on reform of the naturalisation laws and offering to take up the case of Dr Julius Friend [the subject of an anti-semitic campaign against his election as the Medical Officer to the Leeds Board of Guardians] if a Leeds MP does not do so. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 02 Aug 1907
25 CHAR 2/31/12 Naturalization: printed confidential memorandum for the Cabinet by Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] stating his reasons for opposing the lowering of the naturalization fee. 2p. 29 Jul 1907
25 CHAR 2/31/13 Report of the inter-departmental committee appointed by the Home Secretary to consider the doubts and difficulties which have arisen in connexion with the interpretion and administration of the acts relating to naturalization. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty. [2, 148,[2]p]. 1901
25 CHAR 2/33/31-32 Letter from [WSC] (Colonial Office) to Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] enclosing correspondence on the Aliens Act and discussing the lowering of the fee for naturalisation in Britain. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. 24 Feb 1908
25 CHAR 2/251/44-47 Letter from Inspector W H Thompson, Sydenham, Surrey to WSC, asking for meeting to discuss alien immigration. Enclosing cuttings from the "News of the World" and the "Sunday Dispatch" on the work of the Metropolitan Police Vice Squad against "Alien Vice Gangs". 14 Feb 1936
25 CHAR 4 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester. 1904 - 1908
25 CHAR 4/1A-B Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. 1904
25 CHAR 4/3 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. 04 Jan 1905 - 29 Jun 1905
25 CHAR 4/5 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence concerning meetings. Jan 1905 - Oct 1905
25 CHAR 4/13 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence. Correspondents include: Fred Brierley and T W Killick about the Free Trade League; William Royle, Chairman of the Manchester Liberal Federation (3); Dr J Dulberg about the Manchester Jewish community's reaction to the proposed Aliens Bill and female suffrage (2) and WSC's reply; Fred Burn, Secretary of the Manchester Liberal Federation (2) and N Jacobson about WSC's intervention in the capmaker's strike (2). Jan 1907 - Dec 1907
25 CHAR 4/22 Political: Constituency: North West Manchester: Correspondence concerning the Aliens Bill. 1908
25 CHAR 7/21 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence P. Jan 1935 - Dec 1935
25 CHAR 7/64A-C Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Br-By. 20 Oct 1941 - 24 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/73 Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence Fr-Fu. 29 Jul 1940 - 16 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 7/80A-B Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence J. 15 Mar 1939 - 16 Jul 1945
25 CHAR 8/319 Literary: "Thoughts and Adventures.". 1932
25 CHAR 8/338 Literary: Articles. 1933
25 CHAR 8/648 Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2. Nov 1939
25 CHAR 11/1A-B Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers. 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12 Home Office 1910 - 1911
25 CHAR 12/1/8 Draft clauses to the Aliens Bill concerning the registration of aliens in fortified places and proposing that the King be given additional powers in respect of aliens in the event of a national emergency. Covering letter at CHAR 12/1/8. 13 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/8/22 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for forwarding newspaper cuttings relating to [Edward] Mylius' criminal libel against the King. He also discusses the recent "outrages by foreigners" [a reference to the "Siege of Sidney Street"] which the King hopes will make WSC re-consider the Aliens Act. Signed manuscript. 05 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/3-4 Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC concerning the actions of Major Wodehouse [at the "Siege of Sidney Street"] particularly the requisition of guns. Signed manuscript annotated by WSC. 05 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/5 Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (Moddershall, Staffordshire) to WSC asking him not to be "rushed into exceptional laws against Anarchists" [as a result of the "Siege of Sidney Street"] as "human life does not matter a rap compared with the death of ideas". Signed manuscript. 05 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/8-10 Note from [?] Edward Marsh to [John] Pedder [Principal Assistant Secretary, Home Office] asking whether it is true that there are fewer aliens in the United Kingdom than in any other country. Typescript signed with initials. 07 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/9/11-12 Letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (the Daily Mail) to WSC explaining the reasons for errors made in an article by Mr Faulkner which quoted numbers of foreigners in London. Signed typescript annotated by John Pedder [Principal Assistant Secretary, Home Office]. See CHAR 28/117/59, CHAR 28/117/60 and CHAR 28/117/61. 10 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/76 Letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/77. 15 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/77 Transcript of a letter from Sir William Granet (General Manager's Office, Midland Railway, Derby) to WSC marked "secret" enclosing information about money coming from abroad [to fund the strike in Liverpool] via a German agent called Bebel who has distributed the money amongst various unions. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh. See CHAR 12/10/76. 15 Aug 1911
25 CHAR 12/10/91 Letter from Herbert Asquith (Archerfield House, Dirleton [East Lothian] Scotland) to WSC approving of his action concerning the exclusion of an alien. Manuscript signed with initials. 19 Sep 1911
25 CHAR 12/11/1-2 Telegram from George V (Sandringham) to [WSC] thanking him for his telegram reporting events in Stepney [the "Siege of Sidney Street"]. He expresses approval of WSC's action and regret that Sergeant Leeson was injured. Manuscript. 03 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/11/3 Printed inquest report on the bodies of two unknown men found at 100, Sidney Street, Mile End [London] including depositions made by WSC, local residents, members of the Metropolitan Police, and the London Fire Brigade. 06 Jan 1911 - 18 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/11/4-5 Draft letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Coroner for the County of London concerning his actions at the "Siege of Sidney Street". His statement includes: his authorisation of the dispatch of 20 infantry soldiers to Sidney Street; decision to go to the scene; and initial confirmation of orders given to the Fire Brigade not to attempt to put out the fire until firing had stopped. Typescript with manuscript alterations by WSC. See CHAR 12/11/6-7. 10 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/11/6-7 Draft letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Coroner for the County of London concerning his actions at the "Siege of Sidney Street". His statement includes: his authorisation of the dispatch of 20 infantry soldiers to Sidney Street; decision to go to the scene; and initial confirmation of orders given to the Fire Brigade not to attempt to put out the fire until firing had stopped. Typescript with manuscript alterations by WSC, annotated "not sent". See CHAR 12/11/4-5. 10 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/11/8 Letter from Sydney Holland [later 2nd Lord Knutsford] (Kneesworth Hall, Royston, Hertfordshire) to WSC offering to corroborate WSC's letter to the Times as he was witness to WSC's actions [during the "Siege of Sidney Street"]. Signed manuscript. 12 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/11/9 Letter from Sydney Holland [later 2nd Lord Knutsford] (Kneesworth Hall, Royston, Hertfordshire) to WSC including a newspaper cutting from the Times of a letter from George Beer (Kandersteg, Heather Road, Grove Park, Kent) which suggests that the London County Council should alter the coroners' districts in the light of the inquest [into Sidney Street]. Holland agrees with this proposal, and suggests that the police should be armed with pistols or short guns. Signed manuscript. [1911]
25 CHAR 12/14 Official: Home Office: Aliens' Bill correspondence and newspaper cuttings. Jan 1911 - May 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/1-2 Letter from John Pedder [Principal Assistant Under Secretary, Home Office] to [WSC] enclosing an article from the Daily Mail [see CHAR 12/14/3-4] concerning the number of aliens in London. He describes the article as a "positive nightmare" as the writer has attributed the growth of forty years to four years, and points out that the census figures are not a valid indicator of the numbers of aliens in London. Manuscript signed with intitials annotated by WSC. See CHAR 12/9/8-10 and CHAR 12/9/11-12. 07 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/3-4 Newspaper cutting of an article from the Daily Mail entitled "London's Aliens: the Facts and Figures About Them" which has been annotated with criticisms and corrections by [John Pedder, Principal Assistant Under Secretary, Home Office]. Covering letter at CHAR 12/14/1-2. See CHAR 12/9/8-10, and CHAR 12/14/11-12. 06 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/5 Draft letter from WSC (Home Office) to King George V informing him that Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] has been invited to form proposals to increase the powers of the police to deal with foreign criminals. Subjects covered include: possible legislative measures (including the power to arrest an alien "who has no lawful means of earning a living" and bring him before a magistrate who could pass an expulsion order); the number of aliens in the country; and the possibility that tightening the administration of the Aliens Act would create friction and fail to deal with dangerous aliens. WSC says that the alien population should not be branded with the crimes [of those involved in the "Siege of Sidney Street"]. Manuscript in the hand of WSC annotated "not sent". See CHAR 12/14/6. 06 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/6 Part of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to King George V informing him that Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] has been invited to form proposals to increase the powers of the police to deal with foreign criminals. Subjects covered include: possible legislative measures (including the power to arrest an alien "who has no lawful means of earning a living" and bring him before a magistrate who could pass an expulsion order); the number of aliens in the country; and the possibility that tightening the administration of the Aliens Act would create friction and fail to deal with dangerous aliens. WSC says that the alien population should not be branded with the crimes [of those involved in the "Siege of Sidney Street"]. Typescript annotated "not sent". See CHAR 12/14/5. [Jan] [1911]
25 CHAR 12/14/7 Printed letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Cabinet enclosing a draft Bill [not present] aimed at the prevention of crimes amongst aliens and the expulsion of criminals. He notes that the Bill includes two "naughty principles" (the differentiation between an alien and a British subject, and the fact that an alien, under certain circumstances, could be deported before committing any offence) and that it aims to spare the non-naturalised alien population from fearing harsh treatment under these provisions. Includes manuscript corrections. Additional copy at CHAR 12/14/8. 19 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/8 Printed letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Cabinet enclosing a draft Bill [not present] aimed at the prevention of crimes amongst aliens and the expulsion of criminals. He notes that the Bill includes two "naughty principles" (the differentiation between an alien and a British subject, and the fact that an alien, under certain circumstances, could be deported before committing any offence) and that it aims to spare the non-naturalised alien population from fearing harsh treatment under these provisions. Additional copy at CHAR 12/14/7. 19 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/11 Letter from Henry Wilson [Member of Parliament for Holmfirth Division, Yorkshire] (Thackery Hotel, Great Russell Street, London) to WSC expressing regret about the Aliens Bill, which he describes as "odious". He points out that in the division of votes (excluding the Government) there were more Liberals against the Bill than in favour, and asks WSC to reconsider his attitude as hostility to foreigners is contrary to "old fashioned Liberalism". Signed manuscript. 29 Apr 1911
25 CHAR 12/14/12 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to Henry Wilson [Member of Parliament for Holmfirth Division, Yorkshire] marked "private" replying to his letter about the Aliens Bill [see CHAR 12/14/11). He says that no member of the Liberal Party was obliged to vote for the Bill, which he regards as a way to recognise the provisions of the Government Bill on aliens as law, and that he does not have any hostility towards foreigners although measures are required to deal with alien crime and with artificial and commercial alien immigration. Unsigned typescript. 02 May 1911
25 CHAR 20/2A/39-41 Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Snell asking him to lead an independent enquiry into the internment of aliens and their transfer overseas; mentions Sir Cyril Asquith [Judge of High Court of Justice] and 2nd Lord Lytton and the question of the Arandora Star. 12 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 20/2B/134-136 Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands [Pieter Gerbrandy] on Dutch citizens detained in Huyton Camp [for aliens, Lancashire]. [Carbon]. 30 Nov 1940
25 CHAR 20/6A/82-83 Letter from 2nd Lord Lytton [Chairman, Foreign Office Council of Aliens] to WSC requesting an interview for a deputation from Parliament on the Far East; emphasizes they do not intend to criticize the Government decision to close the Burma Road, although they do not agree with it, but want to discuss constructive ways ahead; reply from WSC thanking Lytton for his committee work with aliens but regrets the Far East is Foreign Office business. 01 Aug 1940- 02 Aug 1940
25 CHAR 20/7/45-46 Letter from Margot, Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] to WSC asking him to allow 2nd Lord Lytton [Chairman, Foreign Office Council of Aliens] and Sir Cyril Asquith to manage internment of aliens as both WSC and Sir John Anderson [later 1st Lord Waverley] are overworking; criticises Anderson's suitability as Home Secretary. [Manuscript]. 02 Oct 1940
25 CHAR 20/8/174-176 Letter from William Temple, Archbishop of York to WSC raising moral objectives to Government policy on the Burma road and placating Japan, and interned refugees in Britain. 23 Jul 1940
25 CHAR 20/12/19-44 Correspondence between [Sir] Eustace Fiennes [Sir Eustace Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes] (6 letters) and WSC: Fiennes asking for war work; recalls his previous experience in intelligence and as Principal Private Secretary to WSC; asks to be made head of a new department to deal with interned aliens or sent as an emissary to [Adolf] Hitler. [manuscripts, with typescript copies and carbon replies]. Mar 1940 - Dec 1940
25 CHAR 22/35 Official: Cabinet: papers 210 - 219. 24 Jan 1925 - 02 May 1925
25 CHAR 22/86 Official: Cabinet: papers 20 - 40. 18 Nov 1925 - 05 Feb 1926
25 CHAR 22/87 Official: Cabinet: papers 41 - 60. 22 Jan 1925 - 22 Feb 1926
25 CHAR 22/159 Official: Cabinet: papers 141 to 170. Apr 1927 - May 1927
25 CHAR 22/204 Official: Cabinet: papers 261 - 275. 30 Jul 1928 - 26 Sep 1928
25 CHAR 22/229 Official: Cabinet: papers 45 - 60. 12 Feb 1929 - 25 Feb 1929
25 CHAR 22/230 Official: Cabinet: papers 61 - 80. 25 Feb 1929 - 16 Mar 1929
25 CHAR 22/237 Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 10 - 15. 06 Mar 1929 - 10 Apr 1929
25 CHAR 27/50 Official: War Cabinet: Demobilisation Committee: memoranda. 02 Nov 1918 - 26 Nov 1918
25 CHAR 28/117/59 Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to [Lord] Northcliffe [formerly Alfred Harmsworth] discussing errors in an article in the Daily Mail entitled "London's Aliens" and the miscalculation of the increase in numbers of aliens. See CHAR 12/9/11-12 and CHAR 28/117/60-61. 09 Jan 1911
25 CHAR 28/117/60 Copy of a letter from Lord Northcliffe [earlier Sir Alfred Harmsworth] (the Daily Mail) to WSC explaining the reasons for errors made in an article by Mr Faulkner which quoted numbers of foreigners in London. Original letter at CHAR 12/9/11-12. See also CHAR 28/117/59 and CHAR 28/117/61.. 10 Jan 1911
25 CHUR 2/80 Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence A-B. May 1948 - Feb 1950
25 CHUR 2/536 Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence, Tedder - Vine Hunt. Aug 1952 - Jan 1965
25 CHUR 3/101A-B Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: Correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, M - R. 14 Apr 1955 - 23 Dec 1959

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