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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC30/4/1-453
TitleGeneral correspondence
Extent453 items
Date1880-1914
DescriptionMiscellaneous correspondence, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain as an MP, President of the Board of Trade, and Secretary State for the Colonies, and a variety of official and unofficial individuals, including political colleagues and personal associates, relating to Joseph Chamberlain's political and personal affairs, including the colonies, domestic politics (including Chamberlain's resignation from the Cabinet), and family matters; with transcripts and typescript copies of correspondence, wrappers, memoranda, telegram copies, and printed material, including press cuttings
Including /3 Letter from Sir Henry Ponsonby [Private Sec to Queen Victoria] relating to previous correspondence, 1885; /4-6, /9, /13, /15-16, /45-46, /102, /107, /445 Correspondence with Lady Dorothy Nevill relating to personal matters, 1885-1900; /7-8, /43-44, /47, /52, /69 Correspondence with Lord Goschen [George Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1895-1900], 1886-1899; /10 Letter from Sir Francis Knollys [1st Viscount Knollys: Private Sec to Edward, Prince of Wales, 1870-1901] relating to invitation to Mansion House meeting, 1887; /11-12 Correspondence from Charles Henry Harben [maternal relation of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to commercial concerns, 1887; /14 Copy letter to Lady Dilke relating to her husband, 1888; /17 Letter from the Earl of Fife relating to Birmingham Liberal Unionist meetings, 1889; /18 Letter from Lord Knutsford [Henry T. Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford: MP; Sec of State for the Colonies, 1887-1892] relating to South African Committee, 1889; /19 Typed copy letter to Sir Evelyn Baring [1st Earl of Cromer: Agent and Consul General in Egypt, 1883-1907] relating to his visit to Egypt, 1890; /21 Copy letter to Sir Robert Herbert [Under-Sec of State for the Colonies, 1872-1892] relating to fibre company in the Bahamas, 1890; /24-25, /28-32 Correspondence from the Bishop of Chester relating to Compensation Act, 1893-1894; /26-27 Transcripts of correspondence to Sir Henry Fowler [1st Viscount Wolverhampton: President Local Government Board, 1892-1894] relating to Parish Councils Bill, 1894; /33-34, /36-38, /48, /88, /109 Correspondence from Sir Henry James [Henry James, 1st Baron of Hereford]; /39 Typescript copy letter to Sir Michael Hicks Beach [1st Earl St Aldwyn: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1895-1902] relating to Cyprus, 1895; /42, /57, /59-60, /64, /66-67, /86 Correspondence to Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1895-1900; Prime Minister, 1895-1902] relating to Dominica, 1895-1900; /49 Copy letter to Mr Lescher, 1896; /50, /237, /393, /411 Communications with Lord Grey [Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey: Administrator of Rhodesia , 1896-1897], 1896-1908; /53-56 Correspondence from Sir Robert Henry Meade [Permanent Under-Sec of State for the Colonies, 1892-1897] relating to award of honours, 1897; /58 Letter from Sir Edwin Arnold relating to Japan, 1897; /61, /83, /96-97, /103, /120, /125, /141 Correspondence with Sir Francis Grenfell [Governor, Malta, 1899-1903] relating to Malta, 1898-1902; /62-63, /81, /101 Correspondence from Thomas Cochrane [MP] relating to personal service, with letter to electors, 1899-1900; /65, /68, /75, /99, /109, /165 Correspondence to Richard Webster [1st Viscount Alverstone: Attorney General, 1895-1900], 1900-1902; /70-71 Typescript copy of correspondence from Leonard Henry Courtney MP [1st Baron Courtney of Penwith] relating to South Africa, 1899; /72-74, /112, /114, /276, /338-339, /343 Correspondence from Winston Churchill, 1899-1906; /76 Typescript copy letter to Dowson relating to South Africa, 1899; /77-78 Letter from Sir Almeric Fitzroy [clerk, Privy Council] relating to Birmingham University, 1899; /79 Letter from Mary H. Kingsley [travel writer] relating to publication, 1899; /80, /213, /227 Correspondence from the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, 8th Duke of Devonshire: President of the Privy Council, 1895-1903], 1899; /82, /108, /127-131, /134, /209, /252, /350 Correspondence with Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1900-1905], 1900; /84-85, /116, /122, /185, /22-201, /208, /211, /232, /246, /253-54, /256, /260, /263, /273, /278, /403-405, /407, /409, /412, 415-417, /420-421, /423-424, /429, /431-432, /435, /4376, /442 Correspondence with Jesse Collings MP, 1900-1914; /89-90 Correspondence from Lord Loch and Lady Sophia Palmer relating to a speech of Joseph Chamberlain, 1900; /92 Copy letter to Lord Beauchamp [William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp: Governor of New South Wales, 1899-1901] relating to South African War, 1900; /93, /202, /311-312, /315, /394 Correspondence with Lord Halsbury [Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury: Lord Chancellor, 1895-1905], 1900-1907; /95, /115, /358, /414, /441 Correspondence with George Titterton, 1900-1914; /98 Letter from Sir Henry Drummond Wolff [Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Madrid, 1892-1900] relating to a speech, 1900; /100, /111, /299-300, /306, /324, /327, /331, /333, /335-336, /356, /362, /364-365, /371-373, /381-384, /436 Correspondence with Henry Chaplin [1st Viscount Chaplin: MP], 1900-1912; /105 Typescript copy letter to Beatrice Chamberlain [his daughter] relating to his birthday celebrations, 1900; /117 Letter from Lord Algernon C. Hamfrey relating to old age pensions, 1900; /123, /135, /210, /218, /250, /283, /294, /305 Correspondence with James Parker Smith MP, 1901-1906; /124, /215, /220 Correspondence from Sir Francis Knollys [ [1st Viscount Knollys: Private Sec to King Edward VII, 1901-1910], 1901-1903; /126 Letter from Sir Edward Russell, with press cutting attached , 1901; /132-133 Colonial Office memorandum relating to personnel, with press cutting, 1901; /137, /193, /266-267, /277, /307 Correspondence with Sir Herbert Maxwell, 1901-1906; /138-140, /178, /194 Correspondence from Gerald William Balfour [2nd Earl of Balfour: President of the Board of Trade, 1900-1905], 1902-1903; /142-143 Correspondence from the Reverend J. Stephen Barrass relating to associations of the Chamberlain family with St Laurence Jewry Church, 1902; /147-149 Correspondence with King Lewanika, 1902-1903; /151-152 Letter from Miss Balfour relating to Miss Cowie, with Colonial Office memorandum, 1902; /153-154 Typescript copy correspondence to Isidore Spielmann relating to anti-Semitic legislation, 1902; /155 Letter from Hugh Oakely Arnold-Forster [MP] to Arthur James Balfour [1st Earl of Balfour: Prime Minister, 1902-1905] relating to the Education Bill, 1902; /157-164, /174-175, /206 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1900-1905] and M. de Soveral relating to proposed Lisbon conference, 1902-1903; /166-167, /217 Correspondence from Lord Onslow [William Hillier Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow: President, Board of Agriculture, 1903-1905], 1902-1903; /169 Copy letter to Sir Ernest Capel relating to tariff reform, 1903; /170-171 Letter from George Farrar relating to South Africa, 1902; /172 Typescript copy letter to Sir Edmund Barton MP [leader, New South Wales opposition] relating to naval contribution and Federal Parliament, 1903; /173, /235, /258 Correspondence from Alfred Lyttelton [Sec of State for the Colonies, 1903-1905], 1903; /176, /190 Correspondence with Prof. William James Ashley [Professor of Commerce, Birmingham University, 1901-1925] relating to tariff reform, 1903; /181-182 Correspondence with Robert Williams relating to railway development in Tanganyika, 1903; /186-187 Letter from Sir Thomas Wrighton relating to tariff reform, with press cutting, 1903; /188, /203 Correspondence with Lord Minto [Gilbert John M. K. Elliot, 4th Earl of Minto: Governor-General of Canada, 1898-1904], 1903; /189 Letter from Sir George Taubman Goldie[Director, Royal Niger Company] relating to tariff reform, 1903; /191, /249, /251, /282, /323, /326, /329 Correspondence with Sir Gilbert Parker MP, 1903-1906; /195, /269, /332 Correspondence to Arthur James Balfour [1st Earl of Balfour: Prime Minister, 1902-05], 1903-1905; /204 Letter from Sir Montagu Ommanney [Under-Sec of State for the Colonies, 1900-1907] relating to Joseph Chamberlain's resignation from the Cabinet, 1903; /205, /230-231, /236, /243, /296, /325 Correspondence with C. Arthur Pearson, 1903-1906; /207, 234, 287, 301 Correspondence from George Wyndham, 1903-1906; /212, /228 Correspondence from H. W. Wilson relating to tariff reform, 1903; /215 Letter from the King Edward VII relating to Joseph Chamberlain's resignation from the Cabinet, 1903; /216, /224, /262, /340 Correspondence from Lord Roberts [Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earlof Roberts] relating to Joseph Chamberlain's resignation from the Cabinet, 1903-1906; /221-223 Correspondence from Lord Cadogan, Coningsby Disraeli, and Kenyon ?Slaney relating to Joseph Chamberlain's resignation from the Cabinet, 1903; /225, /229 Correspondence from C. F. Moberly Bell relating to tariff reform, 1903; /233, /247 Correspondence with Joseph Powell Williams MP, 1903; /240 Letter from Lord Stanley [His Majesty's Post Master General] relating to tariff reform, 1903; /241, /439 Correspondence with Col. George T. Denison, 1903-1913; /242, /291-293, /426-427 Correspondence from Austen Chamberlain [son of Joseph Chamberlain],1903-1910; /245 Letter from Richard John Seddon [Premier, New Zealand 1893-1906] relating to speech given in Glasgow, 1903; /259, /271 Correspondence from R. J. Border relating to tariff reform, 1904-1905; /261,/265, /268-270, /279-280, /288, /290, /295, /304, /313-314, /317-321, /328,/330,/346, /348, /363, /367-370 Correspondence with Lord Ridley [Matthew White Ridley: 1st Viscount Ridley], 1904-1906; /274, /284, /286 Correspondence with Lord Tennyson [Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson: Governor-General of Australia, 1902–1904], 1905; /281, /285, /297-298, /353-355, /357, /392, /396 Correspondence to James Louis Garvin; /302, /337 Correspondence with Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, 1906; /309, /316 Correspondence from Walter Long MP, 1906; /334, /342, /377, /379-380, /385-391 Correspondence from Sir Joseph Lawrence, 1906; /344 Letter from Herbert Pike Pease, 1906; /345 Letter from Lord Northcote [1st Baron Northcote: Governor-General of Commonwealth of Australia, 1903-1908] relating to the Liberal Unionist Party, 1906; /347, /361, /395 Correspondence from Alfred Deakin [Prime Minister, Australia], 1906-1907; /349, /351-352 Correspondence with Lord Milner [Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner: High Commissioner, South Africa 1897-1905], 1906; /359-360 Typescript copy correspondence to Saxon Mills relating to award of honorary office to Chamberlain, 1906; /376 Typescript copy letter to Prof. William Augustus Tilden relating to interview, 1906; /378 Letter from Alfred Mosely relating to tariff reform, 1906; /397 Copy letter to Admiral Frederick Maxse relating to Liberal Unionist Party, 1907; /399 Letter from Leopold Stenett Amery relating to visit to South Africa, 1908; /400 Letter from Earl Winterton relating to personal matters, 1908; /401-402 Letter from C. Crump [Hon. Sec, West Birmingham Conservative Association] relating to licensing legislation, with resolution, 1908; /410 Letter from H. F. Wilson relating to personal matters, 1908; /413 Copy letter to Sir John Henniker Heaton MP relating to tariff reform, 1909; /418-419 Copy letter from Joseph and Mary Chamberlain [nee Endicott, Carnegie] to Queen Alexandra on the death of King Edward VII, 1910; /422, /425 Correspondence with King George V, 1910; /428 Copy letter to Bernard Holland relating to publication of letters, 1910; /433-434 Letter from William Kenrick [husband of Mary Chamberlain, Joseph Chamberlain's sister] relating to his eightieth birthday celebrations, 1911; /446-449 Colonial Office memoranda and minutes
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Physical Description/242 is dated 1905, and not 1903, as its arrangement would indicate