Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC6/1/J/1-48
TitlePapers relating to the Aston Park riot
Extent63 items
DescriptionCorrespondence, and transcripts of the correspondence of Joseph Chamberlain relating to a social disturbance, allegedly caused by Birmingham Liberals, at a Conservative Party Demonstration at Aston Park [Birmingham] on 13th Oct 1884, at which Lord Randolph Churchill [MP] gave an address; Churchill's subsequent movement for a vote of censure in the House of Commons against Chamberlain; and the legal investigations undertaken as a result of the disturbance; with notes for a speech, transcripts of speeches, press cuttings and memoranda
Including /1-20 Press cuttings and transcripts of cuttings from presses including 'The Birmingham Daily Gazette' and 'The Birmingham Daily Post' relating to the Conservative Demonstration, with entry tickets for Demonstration, Oct 1884; /21 Notes for speech by Joseph Chamberlain relating to the riot and Churchill's response, nd [1884]; /24 Transcript of letter from Lord Randolph Churchill to Lord Salisbury relating to the 'Birmingham Caucus' and the Aston Hall riot, with transcripts of resolution adopted at meeting of Midland Conservative Club and speeches by Churchill and Chamberlain, Apr 1884; /26 Letter from J. Satchell Hopkins [President, Birmingham Conservative Association] relating to speech of Chamberlain, and the charges brought against those deemed responsible for disturbance, Nov 1884; /28 Letter from Walter Parsons providing account of how he acquired tickets for the Demonstration, Nov 1884
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