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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC8/9/3/1-27
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence with Lord Spencer, 1881-1885
Extent28 items
Date1881-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain and Lord Spencer [John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl of Spencer: Viceroy of Ireland, 1882-1885] relating to Irish affairs including Spencer's visit to Ireland, Home Rule, related legislation and its implementation [Land Purchase, Prevention of Crimes, Coercion and Arrears Bills], Joseph Chamberlain's National Councils Scheme [Irish Local Self-Government], and withdrawal of support by Charles S. Parnell [Irish politician]; relations with political associates including Capt. William Henry O'Shea [Irish politician] and Charles S. Parnell [Irish politican and activist]; and Board of Trade matters including legislative reform [Merchant Shipping and Bankruptcy Bills, and temperance reform]; with envelopes
Including /3 Letter from Lord Spencer relating to introduction of temperance reform measures [possible trial of Gothenberg System in selected parishes] and Eyptian crisis, 1881; /5-6 Correspondence from Lord Spencer relating to implementation of Land legislation, 1881; /7-11 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to inadequacy of proposals for Prevention of Crimes legislation, anxieties concerning 'Coercion policy' and Chamberlain's retention of seat in Cabinet given differences of opinion with Gladstone, with envelope, 1882; /16-19 Typescript transcripts of correspondence and correspondence relating to Bankruptcy Bill and exclusion of Ireland from its terms, and personnel matters of the Board of Trade, 1883; /21-24 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to Prevention of Crimes Act, and Joseph Chamberlain's National Councils Scheme [attitudes of Charles S. Parnell and Spencer towards proposals], 1885
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/24 page of letter detached from mounting