Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)AC4/2/1-279
TitleCorrespondence from Mary Carnegie to Austen Chamberlain
Extent279 items
DescriptionManuscript letters; arranged chronologically; including envelopes; from Mary Carnegie [nee Endicott, Chamberlain; step-mother of Austen Chamberlain] to Austen Chamberlain; relating to travels, [America and Europe]; domestic matters: illness of Joseph Chamberlain [Rt. Hon. Joseph Austin; father of Austen Chamberlain], 1906, birth of Joe Chamberlain [Joseph; son of Austen Chamberlain], 1907, and Hilda Mary Richards [daughter of Ethel [nee Chamberlain] and Lionel Richards; niece of Austen Chamberlain], death of Colonel Lawrence Dundas [father-in-law of Austen Chamberlain], 1908, illness of Ivy Chamberlain [nee Dundas; wife of Austen Chamberlain], engagement and marriage of Neville Chamberlain [Rt. Hon. Arthur Neville; half-brother of Austen Chamberlain], births of Dorothy and Francis Neville Chamberlain [niece and nephew of Austen Chamberlain], birth of Diane Chamberlain [Beatrice Diane Maxwell [nee Chamberlain]; daughter of Austen Chamberlain], 1912, illness and operation of Mary Chamberlain, 1913, death of Joseph Chamberlain, 1914, marriage of Mary Chamberlain to Canon Carnegie, 1916, birth of Lawrence Endicott Chamberlain [son of Austen Chamberlain], 1917, death of Beatrice Chamberlain [sister of Austen Chamberlain], 1918, memorial to Beatrice Chamberlain, 1919, biography of Joseph Chamberlain, etc.; political matters: Colonial Conference, Colonial Preference, 1907, Baghdad Rlwy., Women's Suffrage, 1908, Boer War, Naval Crisis, King Edward VII's visit to B'ham, 1909, General Election, Reform of House of Lords, death of King Edward VII, King George V, Pres. Roosevelt, 1910, Tariff Reform, 1911, Industrial Strikes, Austen Chamberlain's trip to Russia, Balkan Wars, 1912, Joseph Chamberlain's retirement from Parliament, First World War, 1914, Sinn Fein, 1915, Russian Revolution, 1917, Austen Chamberlain's appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1919, Neville Chamberlain in Parliament, 1932, etc.; miscellaneous: University of Birmingham, current affairs, such as Titanic, etc.; miscellaneous correspondence from various family and political figures; typewritten dictation from Joseph Chamberlain; miscellanea including newspaper cuttings
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/39 and /90 are newspaper cuttings; some letters and envelopes are coming loose or are loose from their mountings; /21 has stamp cut from envelope