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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC5/16/1-141
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain and Jesse Collings, 1875-1899, correspondence from Jesse and Emily Collings to Henry Osler, 1876, and transcripts of correspondence from Jesse Collings to John Morley and Lord Salisbury, 1886-1895
Extent142 items
Date1875-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence between Joseph Chamberlain and Jesse Collings [MP; Mayor of Birmingham, 1878-1879; Parliamentary Sec Local Government Board, 1886; founder and president of the Rural League; Under-Sec.of State for Home Office, 1895-1902]; /1-42 comprises correspondence from Collings to Chamberlain, and /43-135 comprises transcripts of correspondence from Chamberlain to Collings, the correspondence is arranged chronologically within these sequences; it relates to Birmingham municipal affairs; general domestic political matters including legislative reform [Old Age Pensions, Patents, and Bankruptcy Bills], educational matters, Irish affairs, and Liberal Party matters; foreign affairs including the Russian/Turkish conflict; personal matters including the development of their political careers, Jesse Collings' foreign tours, and matters relating to common associates and family; with correspondence from Jesse Collings and his wife Emily to Henry Osler [friend of Joseph Chamberlain and Jesse Collings] from Europe whilst on vacation; and correspondence from Jesse Collings to John Morley [Viscount Morley of Blackburn: MP] and Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Prime Minister, 1895-1902] relating to Joseph Chamberlain
Including /1 Letter from Jesse Collings relating to Gas and Water Bills, nd [1875]; /2-17 Correspondence from Jesse Collings whilst on a European tour, 1876; /18 Letter from Jesse Collings relating to the murders of Lord Frederick Cavendish [Chief Sec Ireland] and Mr Burke, 1882; /23 Letter from Jesse Collings relating to proposals to be submitted to the Endowed Schools Committee, 1887; /25 Letter from Jesse Collings relating to his Swiss tour, and the divorce case of Charles S. Parnell [Irish politician], 1890; /28-29 Correspondence from Jesse Collings relating to representation of the Rural Labourers League at a meeting of the Agricultural Labourers in London, and Joseph Chamberlain's 'Glasgow speech', 1891; /35-36 Correspondence from Jesse Collings relating to general political matters including old age pensions, 1894; /40 Letter from Jesse Collings relating to speeches of Chamberlain, including his address as Lord Rector of Glasgow University, 1897; /43 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain on his return from Sheffield following his defeat in the election, 1874; /45 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to his gift of £1000 to the Free Libraries Committee of Birmingham Council for purchase of objects of industrial art for exhibition at the City Art Gallery, 1875; /48-57 Transcripts of correspondence from Joseph Chamberlain [whilst Collings was on vacation] relating to general matters including the progress of the Birmingham Improvement Scheme, the plans for a Girls School at Edgbaston, a Grammar School Scheme, Canon Hill, Aston and Highgate Parks, the resignation of George Dixon as MP [MP West Birmingham 1867-1876] and Chamberlain's decision to resign the mayoralty and stand for Parliament, 1876; /81 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to Russian/Turkish conflict and division of the Liberal Party over Irish affairs, 1876; /90-96 Transcripts of correspondence from Joseph Chamberlain relating to the General Election of 1880, the formation of William Gladstone's second administration, and Chamberlain's move to a new London house on appointment to Presidency of the Board of Trade, 1880; /103 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to current legislation including Old Age Pension, Patents, and Bankruptcy Bills, 1883; /109 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to 'Free Schools Scheme', 1885; /115-122 Transcripts of correspondence from Joseph Chamberlain relating to William Gladstone's Irish Home Rule policy, Liberal Party divisions, and the Round Table Conference, 1886-1887; /127 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain [whilst in Salem, Massachusetts visiting his wife Mary's parents] relating to general matters including visit of Austen and Neville [his sons] to Nassau in association with sisal planting scheme, 1890; /135 Transcript of letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to the death of Richard Chamberlain [Joseph Chamberlain's brother], 1899
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionOn occasion transcripts bear duplicate item number of originals