Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC12/1/1/1-42
TitlePapers relating to the establishment of Birmingham University
Extent43 items
Date1899-[mid 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, transcripts and typescript transcripts, and extracts of correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain, fellow Government members, political colleagues, individuals associated with the university, personal associates, and his wife Mary [nee Endicott, Carnegie], relating to development of plans for new university [donations to university fund and financial matters, negotiations relating to the Charter, arrangements for purchase of sites, selection of Principal], and general question of provision of university education in the country [London, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham]; with correspondence of James Louis Garvin [biographer of Joseph Chamberlain], and typescript research notes for use in the biography, wrapper and memoranda [see also JC35/5]
Including /2 Typescript transcript of memorandum by Chamberlain relating to question of university education, nd [early 20th century]; /3 Typescript transcripts of correspondence from Joseph Chamberlain to Prof. William Augustus Tilden relating to proposed constitution for university of Birmingham, Jan 1899; /6 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [1st Earl St Aldwyn: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1895-1902] relating to proposals for new university [absorption of Mason College], and provision of state funding for university, Mar 1899; /7-8 Correspondence from Andrew Carnegie [philanthropist and manufacturer] relating to donation to university fund, Mar-May 1899; /12-13 Letter from the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, 8th Duke of Devonshire: MP; President of the Privy Council, 1895-1903] relating to Birmingham University Charter, Jul 1899 [for enclosed draft Charter see /26]; /14-15 Correspondence from Lord Calthorpe [Augustus Cholmondeley Gough-Calthorpe, 6th Baron Calthorpe] relating to proposed scientific department of teaching and research and selection of appropriate site, Jul 1900; /18-23 Correspondence from John Wilson [Confidential Private Sec to Rt Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, 1888-1914] to E. A. Sonnenschein relating to interview with Chamberlain concerning Charter and Petition, and selection of Principal, with memorandum [by Sonnenschein], and letter from Sonnenschein to James Louis Garvin relating to materials concerning history of university [see JC35/5], 1899-1920; /34-39 Typescript transcripts of correspondence from Richard Burdon Haldane [1st Viscount Haldane: MP] relating to question of national provision of university education, and plans for Birmingham University, with typescript notes by Garvin, Aug 1902-Mar 1905; /41-42 Letter from Edith A. Sonnenschein to James Louis Garvin relating to enclosed notes concerning history of Birmingham University, with enclosed typescript memoranda, 1934
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