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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC28A/2/13/1-79
TitleCommunications from Joseph Chamberlain to Mary Chamberlain
Extent169 items
Date1900
DescriptionCorrespondence and telegraphic communications, arranged in approximate chronological order, from Joseph Chamberlain [from the Colonial Office, 40 Prince's Gardens, the House of Commons, Highbury and Gibraltar] to Mary Chamberlain [nee Endicott, Carnegie, his third wife, at Highbury and in France, Switzerland and Italy]; includes numerical sequence, nos 1-6, 8-42; communications relate to general Colonial Office and House of Commons affairs including Cabinet meetings, Defence Committee meetings, the Boer War, General Election and election to Parliament of Winston Churchill, social engagements [dinners] and his visit with his son Austen to Gibraltar and Malta, affairs of associates [death of Admiral Frederick Maxse, death of Duke of Edinburgh], affairs of Mary [visit with her mother to Europe, publication of her articles, and health of her family], and Chamberlain family matters [poor health of Ethel, political career of Austen], Jan-Dec; enclosures include correspondence from S. D. Hopkinson, Muriel Lansdowne, ?Olivia Maxse, Justice Alfred Wills, Rullan Boughloz, correspondence from Ida Chamberlain [Joseph Chamberlain's daughter] to Mary, and acrostic sent by T. Walmsley [an admirer of Chamberlain]; with envelopes and press cutting
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /1a, /3a, /4a-b, /11a, /14a, /23a, /26a, /30a, /35a, /54a, /77a are used