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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC6/6/1F/1-55
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence relating to Liberal Unionist candidacy for Leamington in General Election of 1895
Extent57 items
Date1895-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, typescript transcripts of correspondence, and copy correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain, his political colleagues and Liberal Unionist officials relating to the selection of a Liberal Unionist candidate to represent Leamington, the nomination of George Peel, the refusal of the Conservatives to support his nomination, and Chamberlain's criticisms of the Conservatives; with telegram copies
Including /3-16 Correspondence from George Peel relating to his decision to stand at the Election, arrangements for his campaign, and details of rival Liberal Unionist candidate E. M. Nelson, Mar 1895; /17-18 Typescript letter from Sir John Boraston [Sec, Liberal Unionist Association] relating to relations between Liberal and Conservative parties, with letter from J. H. Cooke [Hon. Sec, Cheshire County Liberal Unionist Association], Mar 1895; /25-26 Correspondence from George Peel and Charles Anthony Vince [Sec, Birmingham, Aston, and Handsworth Liberal Unionist Association, 1892-1919] relating to Conservative opposition to selection of Peel as candidate, Apr 1895; /29-30 Correspondence from Charles Anthony Vince relating to refusal of Conservatives to support Peel's candidacy, Apr 1895; /35-38 Letter from Joseph Powell Williams [MP; Vice-Pres., Birmingham Liberal Unionist Association] relating to enclosed transcripts of correspondence between Arthur James Balfour [1st Earl Balfour: Leader of Opposition, 1892-1895] and Aretas Akers Douglas [1st Viscount Chilston: First Commissioner of Works, 1895-1902], and between Arthur James Balfour, Sir Henry James [1st Baron of Hereford: MP; Attorney-General to Prince of Wales, Duchy of Cornwall, 1892-1895] and Joseph Powell Williams concerning criticisms of Chamberlain by the Conservatives, and attitudes towards Peel's campaign, with transcripts, Apr 1895
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