Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC18/19/1-60
TitleMiscellaneous correspondence and transcripts of correspondence, 1903-1904
Extent82 items
Date1903-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, and typescript transcripts of correspondence, arranged in approximate alphabetical order, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Foreign and Colonial Office officials, fellow political colleagues [Balfour of Burleigh, William St. John Brodrick, Lord Halsbury and Sir William Vernon Harcourt], commercial representatives, representatives of political associations, unofficial correspondents and personal associates from throughout Great Britain relating to various matters including official Colonial Office affairs [appointments, imperial defence, Rhodesian Railway Company]; tariff reform [responses to proposals of Joseph Chamberlain] and Chamberlain's resignation from the Cabinet; legislative reform [Old Age Pensions, Bishoprics Bill, Brewers' Bill, and Education Bill]; miscellaneous affairs [Irish Land Conference, proposed award of Chamberlain medal by University College School]; with correspondence of James Louis Garvin [biographer of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to material for use in biography, and correspondence of Austen Chamberlain [son of Joseph Chamberlain], Colonial Office memoranda, printed material [pamphlets], telegram copies, envelopes and wrappers
Including /8 Letter from Dr Charles J. Barry relating to necessity for Old Age Pensions legislation, with wrapper, May 1903; /11-12 Correspondence with A. J. Harris [Becks Brewers' Union] relating to request for Licenses Renewal and Transfer Bill, May 1903; /13 Letter from Robert Boyd relating to anti-free trade resolution passed by the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Sep 1903; /21-21 Correspondence with James C. Clegg [Chairman, Aberdeen Unionist Political Committee] relating to invitation for Chamberlain to address Liberal Unionists, Jul 1903; /29 Letter from M. A. Drummond [Non-Conformist preacher, Durham] relating to attitudes amongst Non-Conformists towards education legislation, with printed pamphlets by Drummond relating to the Education Bill and the war in South Africa, and wrapper, Jul 1903; /33-34 Correspondence from Charles Gore [Bishop of Worcester] relating to Bishoprics Bill, Aug 1903; /41-42 Correspondence from L. J. Maxse ['The National Review'] relating to arrangements for meeting with Mr Etienne [Vice-President of Chamber of Deputies and President of Foreign Affairs and Colonial Group, France], with wrapper, Jun 1903; /45-47 Correspondence with C. E. Parker Rhodes relating to Rhodes' independent candidacy for Croydon at election, and the Education Bill, with reprint from 'The Croydon Times', 1903; /49-52 Correspondence from Adolphus E. L. Rost [University College School] relating to School proposal for presentation of medallion bearing portrait of Chamberlain in commemoration of his visit to the School, with Colonial Office memorandum, and printed particulars of Rost, Apr 1903; /59 Letter from Robert Williams relating to proposals for Rhodesian Railway Company, 1903
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /37A is used; /48 first page of letter missing


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