Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC22/1-158
TitleMiscellaneous transcripts, extracts and correspondence, 1907-1914
Extent178 items
Date1907-mid 20th century
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy correspondence, typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence, arranged in approximate alphabetical order, between Joseph Chamberlain, his political colleagues and associates including Leopold Stennett Amery, Lord Ampthill [Arthur Oliver Villiers Russell Ampthill, 2nd Baron Ampthill], Arthur James Balfour [1st Viscount Balfour], Lord Bessborough [Edward Ponsonby, 8th Earl of Bessborough], Evelyn Cecil MP, Hugh Cecil, James Louis Garvin, Henry Chaplin [1st Viscount Chaplin: MP], Winston Churchill MP, Lord Curzon [George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston], Richard Burdon Haldane [1st Viscount Haldane: MP, Sec of State for War, 1905-1912], Lord Halsbury [Hardinge Stanley Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury], Sir John Henniker Heaton MP, and George Wyndham MP, present and former Colonial Office officials including Lord Grey [Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey: Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, 1904-1911], Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, 1905-1910], Lord Northcote [1st Baron Northcote: Governor-General of Commonwealth of Australia, 1903-1908], and Lord Milner [Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner], foreign political leaders [Sir John Forrest, Premier of Western Australia], individuals associated with Birmingham Liberal Unionism [George Titterton and James Millward] and the tariff reform campaign [George T. Denison, President of the British Empire League in Canada since 1896], members of the Royal family [King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Alexandra], and personal and family associates [Jesse Collings, Dowson and Chamberlain's sister, Mary Kenrick] relating to general matters including domestic politics [General Elections, Liberal Unionist Party], legislative reform [Licensing, Irish Home Rule and Finance Bills], and tariff reform; colonial matters including Imperial Conference, Canadian affairs [Canadian/American relations], Australian affairs, and South African affairs [domestic political matters in the colonies, the Federation Question, native franchise and labour questions, and Customs Conference]; official appointments; and personal matters [Chamberlain's ill-health, and retirement from Parliament]; with correspondence of Mary Chamberlain [nee Endicott, Carnegie, third wife of Joseph Chamberlain], Austen Chamberlain [son of Joseph Chamberlain], Beatrice Chamberlain [daughter of Joseph Chamberlain], and Julian Amery [Baron Amery of Lustleigh: biographer of Joseph Chamberlain], telegram copies, memoranda, press cuttings and envelopes
Including /1 Telegram copy from Princess Beatrice congratulating Chamberlain on his birthday, Jul 1909; /8-17 Typescript extracts and transcripts of communications with Lord Bessborough relating to Liberal Unionist matters, with transcripts of correspondence of Mary Chamberlain, Feb-Oct 1909; /20-23 Typescript extracts of correspondence with Hugh Cecil relating to tariff reform, and Home Rule, with typescript memorandum, 1912; /31-36 Typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence with Henry Chaplin relating to Chaplin's decision to stand for Wimbledon and tariff reform [speech by Austen Chamberlain in House of Commons on matter], May 1907-Oct 1912; /37 Letter from Winston Churchill relating to his relationship with Chamberlain, and his recent marriage, Aug 1908; /38-59 Correspondence, typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence with Jesse Collings relating to Chamberlain's health, his retirement from Parliament, House of Commons affairs [tariff reform, Licensing Bill, Balfour's ill-health, Liberal Unionist Party, and Home Rule], with correspondence to Mary Chamberlain and additional correspondence of Collings, 1907-1912; /64-69 Typescript transcripts of correspondence with George T. Denison relating to tariff reform, and imperial unity, with typescript extract from publication by Denison, Feb-Mar 1908; /70-71 Correspondence to Dowson [friend of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to current Parliamentary affairs, and letter from Mary Chamberlain to Dowson relating to her husband's death, 1909-1914; /72 Telegram copy from King Edward VII congratulating Chamberlain on his birthday, 1909; /77-78 Telegram copy and typescript extracts of communications with King George V relating to Chamberlain's birthday, and King Edward VII's death, Feb 1909-May 1910; /84-86 Correspondence and typescript extracts of correspondence with R. H. Haldane relating to plans for territorial army, 1908; /100-108 Typescript extracts and correspondence with Lord Northcote relating to Australian affairs [Imperial Conference, domestic politics, ill-health of Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, the New Hebrides, Unionist Party, and Northcote's decision to return from Australia], Feb 1907-Jan 1908; /109-131 Correspondence, copy, typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence with Lord Selborne relating to South African affairs [reflections on necessity for Boer War, domestic political matters in Transvaal and Cape, Federation Question, labour and native franchise questions, Customs Conference, visit of Leopold Stennett Amery], domestic British political matters [treatment of Lord Robert Cecil, Parliament Bill, and tariff reform]; and possible selection of Herbert Gladstone as Selborne's successor, with typescript memoranda, Feb 1908-Sep 1911; /132-143 Typescript transcripts of correspondence to George Titterton relating to tariff reform, Chamberlain's health, his decision to retire from Parliament and resolutions of the Executive of West Birmingham Liberal Unionist Association, with transcript of resolution, Dec 1907-Jan 1914; /147-148 Typescript extracts of correspondence from Lord Winterton relating to House of Commons affairs, Mar-Apr 1908; /149-158 Correspondence with George Wyndham relating to 'Chamberlain Birthday Fund' and establishment of fund for tariff reform, with memoranda and typescript papers relating to 'The Imperial Fund', Jul 1912
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /97A is used; /25 first page of letter missing; on occasion typescript extracts bear same number as originals