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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC19/7/1-87
TitleGeneral correspondence and transcripts of correspondence, 1903-1904
Extent91 items
Date1903-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy, typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence, arranged in approximate alphabetical order, between Joseph Chamberlain, his political colleagues including Henry Chaplin [1st Viscount Chaplin: MP], the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington: President Privy Council, 1902-1903], Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1900-1905], Sir Herbert Maxwell MP, Saxon Mills, John Morley [Viscount Morley of Blackburn: MP], Sir Gilbert Parker MP, Sir Montagu Ommanney, Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1900-1905], and Lord Roberts [Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl of Roberts: Commander-in-Chief, 1901-1904], personal associates [Jesse Collings, and Admiral Frederick Maxse], Colonial Office officials, foreign political figures, and unofficial correspondents relating to various domestic political matters including campaign for tariff reform [including the activities of the Tariff Reform League], and bye-elections [Oswestry and North Lanark]; personal matters including Chamberlain's health, deaths of Herbert Chamberlain [brother of Joseph Chamberlain] and Joseph Powell Williams [friend of Joseph Chamberlain], Chamberlain's departure from office as Sec of State for the Colonies, social engagements, and career of his son Austen Chamberlain [successful budget speech]; and miscellaneous matters [closure of Government armaments factory in Sparkbrook, and imperial defence]; with typescript research notes for use in the biography of Joseph Chamberlain, press cuttings and memoranda
Including /1-3 Correspondence with Prof. William James Ashley [Professor of Commerce, Birmingham University, 1901-1925] relating to Ashley's provision of assistance in formulation of Chamberlain's tariff reform proposals, Feb-Dec 1904; /12-28 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence with Henry Chaplin relating to selection of Unionist candidates, bye-elecions, speeches and arrangements for meetings, with typescript letter from E. Hamilton Currey to Lord Lonsdale, 1904; /29-30 Correspondence from Winston Churchill relating to publication of correspondence of Chamberlain's in biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, with memorandum by Chamberlain, Sep 1904; /37-46 Correspondence, copy and typescript transcripts of correspondence with the Duke of Devonshire relating to publication of correspondence, the Liberal Unionist Association and tariff reform, 1904; /48-49 Letter from Hugh Oakeley Arnold-Forster [Sec of State for War, 1903-1906] relating to plan to close Government armament factory in Sparkbrook [Birmingham], with typescript transcript of letter from Chamberlain to Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Jul 1904; /75 Letter from Richard John Seddon [Premier of New Zealand, 1893-1906] relating to preferential tariffs, Nov 1904; /76-81 Typescript transcripts of correspondence, extracts and correspondence with Lord Selborne relating to Liberal Unionist Association affairs including proposed appointment of Selborne to Vice-Presidency of Liberal Unionist Council, Jan-Sep 1904; /88 Letter from Charles Anthony Vince [Sec, Birmingham Aston and Handsworth Liberal Unionist Association] relating to attitudes of 'The Birmingham Daily Post' and 'The Birmingham Daily Mail' towards Chamberlain's tariff reform policies, Sep 1904
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionTypescript transcripts bear same number as originals

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