Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC2/14/1-123
TitlePapers relating to merchant shipping legislation and related maritime reform
Extent130 items
DescriptionMemoranda, press cuttings, corrrespondence and copy correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain [as President of the Board of Trade, 1880-1885], fellow Board of Trade and Government officials, ship owners and individuals associated with maritime affairs, relating to Board of Trade legislative reform, including the Grain Cargoes Bill of 1880 and the Merchant Shipping Bill of 1884, and Government Parliamentary committes [Loadline Committee, and Royal Commission into Merchant Shipping, 1884]
Including /1 Draft memorandum by Sir Thomas Henry Farrer [Permanent Sec, Board of Trade, on behalf of Joseph Chamberlain] to Her Majesty Queen Victoria submitting for approval names of individuals appointed to serve on Royal Commission into operations of laws for measurement of tonnage, 1881; /4 Memorandum by Joseph Chamberlain [possibly notes for a speech] relating to safety of vessels and welfare of seamen, and need for legislative reform, nd.; /10 Copy letter to Samuel Plimsoll [MP and shipping reformer] on his appointment to Presidency of the Board of Trade requesting assistance in consideration of maritime matters, 1880; /11 Copy letter to Charles Morgan Norwood [MP and merchant] requesting assistance in consideration of maritime matters, 1880; /19 Letter from George Warren to Lord George William Ramsay MP relating to request for him to give evidence before Grain Cargoes Select Committee, 1880; /20-22 Correspondence from William Rathbone [MP and merchant] relating to enclosure of correspondence from Gray Hill [sec., Steamship Owners Association] concerning Chamberlain's handling of shipping affairs, with extract from letter by Hill, 1880; /23-24 Letter from Col. Sir Henry Montagu Hozier [sec., Lloyds Insurers] enclosing copy press letter from the Committee of Lloyds to be forwarded to the Select Committee on Merchant Shipping, 1880; /37 Draft letter to William Rathbone relating to exclusion of seamen from Employers' Liability Act of 1880, and clauses in proposed merchant shipping legislation to reform disciplinary procedures for seamen, 1882; /39 Letter from James MacGregor [ship owner] relating to meeting between Joseph Chamberlain and deputation of ship owners, and calls for an inquiry into causes of the loss of vessels, 1883; /45 Letter from Arthur Cohen Q. C. outlining proposals for Board of Trade, or equivalent authority, to assume responsibility for pursuit of legal action on behalf of relatives of seamen whose lives have been lost during service, nd; /51 Letter from Sir E. J. Reed [Chairman, Loadline Committee] relating to composition of Loadline Committee, 1884; /61 Letter from H. G. Reid ['North Western Daily Gazette'] relating to opposition to merchant shipping legislation, and necessity to galvanize Liberal Party support, 1884; /63 Letter from Capt. Duncan Stewart providing personal account of his experiences as a seaman in light of proposed merchant shipping legislation, 1884; /75 Letter from Robert J. Griffiths ['The British Trade Journal'] relating to previous publications in opposition to proposed merchant shipping legislation, 1884; /90 Letter from Henry Cadogan Rothery [Wreck Commissioner] relating to article in 'The Shipping Gazette' which impugns Rothery's evidence to the Royal Commission, 1884; /96 Letter from Robert Wright [Greenock Liberal Association] to Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke [President, Local Government Board, 1882-1885] relating to resolution passed by Greenock Liberal Association to demonstrate in opposition to proposed merchant shipping legislation, 1884; /104-108 Correspondence from the Earl of Aberdeen [John Campbell Gordon, 7th Earl of Aberdeen] relating to first meetings of the Royal Commission on Merchant Shipping which he has been invited to chair, [?1888]; /110-114 Correspondence from the Earl of Aberdeen, Henry Cadogan Rothery and Thomas Gray [Marine Department, Board of Trade] relating to request for Gray to submit evidence to the Royal Commission on Merchant Shipping, with specimens of Smyrnian and Alexandrian seeds, 1885; /118 Letter from Henry Cadogan Rothery containing his resignation from post as Wreck Commissioner on grounds of ill health, 1888; /120 Verses entitled 'Sea Coffins', with press cutting attached bearing annotation 'The Rt Hon Joseph Chamberlain's speech at Birmingham, Jan. 1884, Daily News Report', nd
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/114 letter detached from mounting


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