Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC2/2/1-20
TitleCorrespondence relating to the reform of bankruptcy legislation
Extent21 items
DescriptionCorrespondence of Joseph Chamberlain [as President of the Board of Trade, 1880-1885] from various legal and judicial advisers involved in the drafting of the Bankruptcy Act of 1883, and correspondence with political associates and various unofficial individuals with reference to specific aspects of the Act and its implementation; with press cutting
Including /1-2 Correspondence from James Motteram Q. C. [Birmingham County Court] relating to his receipt of copy of Bankruptcy Bill and his recommendations for amendments, with memorandum by Joseph Chamberlain, 1881; /3 Letter from Lord Selborne [ Sir Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne: MP, Lord Chancellor, 1880-1885] inquiring about clause forty nine of the Bill which provides for appointment of a new judge, 1881; /11 Letter from James M. Cole requesting insertion of clause to regulate fees charged by auctioneers when completing bankruptcy sales, 1881; /14 Letter from Sir Robert Giffen [Chief of Statistical Department, Board of Trade] providing comparison of previous drafts of the Bill, 1881; /19 Press cutting from 'The Pall Mall Gazette' relating to successful passage of Bill through legislature, 1884
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