Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC3/7/1-77
TitleCorrespondence relating to Joseph Chamberlain's visits to America in 1887-1888, and 1890
Extent84 items
DescriptionUnofficial correspondence to Joseph Chamberlain from various individuals, mainly resident in America and Canada, relating to Joseph Chamberlain and his wife Mary's [nee Endicott, Carnegie, third wife of Joseph Chamberlain] visit to her parents in Salem, Massachusetts, from Aug- Dec 1890; consisting of miscellaneous informal inquiries relating to professional, personal and political matters, including expressions of support, requests for financial assistance and personal ephemera [autographs and photographs], invitations to attend a range of social engagements, and to address various professional organisations; with correspondence of William Endicott Sr [father-in-law of Joseph Chamberlain], printed material, including press cuttings, cable copies, and bills for purchases and hotel expenses incurred during visits
Including /3 Letter from John Bigelow [President, Tilden Trust] relating to the Trust's aims to provide a free library in New York on Birmingham model, 1890; /5-6 Correspondence from William L. Putnam [U. S. Plenipotentiary at Washington Fishery Conference] providing letters of introduction for colleagues of his, 1890; /30 Letter from Lord Stanley [Governor-General, Canada, 1888-1893] apologising for his inability to meet Joseph Chamberlain during his visit, 1890; /58 Letter from Andrew Carnegie [philanthropist and manufacturer] expressing desire to meet Joseph and Mary before they return to England, 1890; /70 Letter from Rose D. Bidwell-Howe requesting assistance for her uncle, who is a prisoner in England, 1891; /75 Letter from Thomas Harrison [former Birmingham resident] requesting financial assistance so as to be able to return to England, 1890
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /59A is used; /5, /7, /15, /24, /37, /53, /73, /77 correspondence is detached from mountings, /77 large map requires repair and separate storage


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