Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC2/19/1-30
TitleGeneral correspondence of Joseph Chamberlain as President of the Board of Trade [1880-1885] and President of the Local Government Board [Feb-Aug 1886]
Extent33 items
DescriptionCorrespondence between Joseph Chamberlain, fellow Board of Trade officials, political colleagues and various individuals and organisations, relating to Board of Trade legislation, personnel matters, and general affairs; with memoranda, printed material and press cuttings
Including /1-2 Correspondence from Sir Thomas Henry Farrer [Premanent Sec, Board of Trade] relating to establishment of Royal Commission inquiring into operations of laws for measurement of tonnage, and Royal Commission into Mercantile Port Defences, 1880; /3 Letter from James W. Barclay MP relating to proposal for Board of Trade inspection of new bridge construction, 1880; /6-7 Correspondence from Henry C. Burdett [sec., Seamen's Hospital Society] to Ingram B. Walker [Board of Trade] relating to resolutions passed at annual meeting extending support for Joseph Chamberlain's merchant shipping legislation, with printed copies of Seamen's Hospital Society Annual Court agenda, and their sixtieth annual report for year 1880, 1880; /8-9 Memoranda by Joseph Chamberlain and Sir Thomas Henry Farrer relating to responsibility for nomination and award of Albert Medal, 1881; /10 Letter from Capt. George B. Vyvyan to Mr Howard [Board of Trade] relating to promotion opportunities for Vyvyan, with extract of letter from Mr Kennaway to Vyvyan, 1882; /18 Letter from Sir Henry George Calcraft [Sec, Board of Trade] relating to distribution of powers between Board of Trade and Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks [Patents Office] under Patents Act, 1884; /20-21 Correspondence from Sir Thomas Henry Farrer relating to conclusion of Gold and Silver Commission [Royal Commission inquiring into changes in the relative values of precious metals], and necessity for Chamberlain's support for Pilotage Bill, 1886-1887; /22 Letter from A. H. Ross MP outlining objections to clauses in Weights and Measurements Amendment Bill, nd [circa 1882]; /23-24 Letter from Thomas Gray [Marine Department, Board of Trade] relating to proposals of Howard Vincent MP for legislation to ensure provision of life-saving equipment aboard vessels, with letter from Howard Vincent, 1887; /29 Press cutting from 'The Times' relating to proposals to impose tariffs upon imports of American butter compounds [margarine], 1881; /30 Letter from Thomas Gray relating to Joseph Chamberlain's proposals for Anglo-American convention to extend powers of US consuls in Britain, with memorandum by Joseph Chamberlain, 1887
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