Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC5/6/1-24
TitleCorrespondence from Reginald Baliol Brett, 1882-1899
Extent24 items
Date1882-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, arranged chronologically, from Reginald Baliol Brett [2nd Viscount Esher: Private Sec to the Marquess of Hartington, 1878-1885; Sec to HM Office of Works, 1895-1902] relating to domestic political matters including Liberal Party affairs and Irish Home Rule; foreign affairs including Eygpt and South Africa; and personal matters including Joseph Chamberlain's marriage to Mary Endicott; with memoranda
Including /1 Letter relating to memorandum by Joseph Chamberlain concerning Egyptian affairs, 1882; /3 Letter relating to political campaigning in Plymouth and the state of the Liberal Party, 1885; /4-5 Correspondence relating to Gladstone's formation of Government on basis of Home Rule scheme and divisive implications for Liberal Party, 1885-1886; /8-12 Correspondence relating to Brett's consideration of negotiations with Charles S. Parnell [Irish politician], Gladstone's treatment of the Irish Home Rule question, and the state of the Liberal Party, 1887-1888; /13 Letter enclosing gift to Joseph Chamberlain and extending congratulations on the occasion of his marriage to Mary Endicott, 1888; /14-21 Correspondence relating to the Jameson Raid in the Transvaal, accusations regarding the conduct of Cecil Rhodes, and negotiations with General Paul Kruger [President, Transvaal Republic, 1882-1900], 1896; /23-24 Typescript transcripts of extract from the journal of Reginald Baliol Brett for 5th Feb 1896 relating to the involvement of Cecil Rhodes in the Jameson Raid, with typescript transcript of letter, nd [early 20th century]
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