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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC20/4/1-123
TitleMiscellaneous correspondence and transcripts of correspondence, 1905
Extent138 items
Date1905-[mid 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy, transcripts and extracts of correspondence, arranged in approximate alphabetical order, between Joseph Chamberlain, his political colleagues including Arthur James Balfour [1st Earl of Balfour: Prime Minister, 1902-1905], Lord Cadogan [George Henry Cadogan, 5th Earl of Cadogan], Winston Churchill MP, Aretas Akers Douglas [1st Viscount Chilston: Sec of State, Home Department, 1902-1906], Walter Long MP, Alfred Lyttelton [Sec of State for the Colonies, 1903-1905], Sir Herbert Maxwell MP, Sir Gilbert Parker MP, James Parker Smith MP, and Henry Chaplin [1st Viscount Chaplin: MP], personal and foreign associates [including Jesse Collings MP and Baroness Deichnam], Colonial Office officials including Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1900-1905, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, 1905-1910], Lord Minto [Gilbert John M. K. Elliot, 4th Earl of Minto: Governor-General of Canada, 1898-1904], and Lord Tennyson [Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson: Governor-General of Australia, 1902-1904], and members of the press, relating to domestic political matters including the campaign for tariff reform [speeches of Joseph Chamberlain and Arthur James Balfour at the Royal Albert Hall, activities of the Tariff Reform League, attitudes of Arthur James Balfour towards tariff question, Liberal Unionist crisis], Parliamentary elections, legislative reform [amendments to Working Men's Compensation Act, Irish legislation], situation in Ireland, Colonial affairs [Boer War contribution, Transvaal Proclamation, and proposed Colonial Conference]; foreign affairs including Anglo-German relations; official appointments; and personal matters including the death of Ethel Richards [nee Chamberlain, daughter of Joseph Chamberlain]; with the correspondence of Austen Chamberlain [son of Joseph Chamberlain], Mary Chamberlain [nee Endicott, Carnegie, third wife of Joseph Chamberlain], Neville Chamberlain [son of Joseph Chamberlain], James Louis Garvin [biographer of Joseph Chamberlain] and Julian Amery [Baron Amery of Lustleigh: biographer of Joseph Chamberlain], research notes for use in the biography, memoranda, printed material [press cuttings and extracts from publications], telegram copies, calling card and envelopes
Including /6-12 Memoranda by Joseph Chamberlain and typescript extracts and transcripts of correspondence between Chamberlain and Arthur James Balfour relating to tariff reform, attitudes of colonies towards tariff reform proposals, and General Election campaign [selection of Liberal Unionist candidates], Feb-May 1905; /19 Letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to the death of his daughter Ethel, 1905; /23-24 Memoranda [by Joseph Chamberlain] comprising draft deputation by members of the Liberal Unionist Party to be presented to Arthur James Balfour [relating to tariff reform], and memorandum of conversation between Balfour, Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1900-1905], and Sir Herbert Maxwell, Jun 1905; /29-52 Typescript transcripts of correspondence with Henry Chaplin relating to tariff reform, and General Election campaign [meetings and selection of candidates], Jan-Dec 1905; /58 Press cuttings relating to speech by Lord Curzon [George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston: Viceroy and Governor-General of India, 1899-1905] in the House of Commons concerning Indian affairs, 1905; /59-61 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence from Baroness Deichnam relating to Anglo-German affairs [naval matters], and the death of Ethel, with envelopes, 1905; /84-85 Letter and telegram copy from Walter Long relating to Irish legislation and urgency of situation in Ireland, Nov 1905; /86-87 Correspondence from Alfred Lyttelton relating to matters including Boer War contribution, Feb 1905; /94-96 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Sir Frederick Milner MP relating to tariff reform [Albert Hall speeches], and the Liberal Unionist Party, Jun 1905; /99-107 Correspondence, typescript extracts of correspondence with James Parker Smith relating to Liberal Unionist affairs, attitudes towards Balfour's stance on tariff reform question, and relations between Balfour and Chamberlain, the General Election, and the Transvaal Proclamation, with memoranda by Smith, and typescript transcripts of Smith's memoranda, 1905; /113-115 Typescript transcripts of communications with Lord Selborne relating to Selborne's South African appointment, 1905
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /16A is used; typescript transcripts of correspondence bear same number as originals