Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC6/5/2/1-99
TitleCorrespondence of Joseph Chamberlain relating to his Parliamentary candidature at Sheffield in 1874
Extent102 items
DescriptionCorrespondence, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain and various individuals [including residents of Sheffield], and representatives of associations and organisations involved in the Sheffield Parliamentary election relating to the election campaign, and the conduct of opposition candidates [Alfred Allott]; with letter from John G. Sperring to James Louis Garvin [biographer of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to his mother's recollections of the Sheffield election [1920], press cuttings and printed cartoons
Including /5-6 Resolution, with signatures, from the Sheffield Trades Council inviting Chamberlain to stand for election, with [copy] letter from Chamberlain to the President of the Sheffield Trades Council, Dec 1873; /7 Letter from Henry J. Wilson [Chairman, Sheffield Reform Club and Chamberlain's Election Committee] relating to Unionist support for Chamberlain's candidature, Dec 1873; /11 Letter from Edward Harford [District Sec, Amalgamanted Society of Railway Servants] inviting Chamberlain to attend meeting, Dec 1873; /13 Letter from Robert Leader ['Sheffield and Rotherham Independent'] to John Jaffray [friend and supporter of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to candidature of Chamberlain, Dec 1873; /16 Correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain and Walter Chamberlain [brother of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to accusations levelled against Nettlefold and Chamberlain [family screw manufacturing business] during election campaign, Dec 1873; /29 Letter from R. H. Dunbar ['Sheffield Post'] relating to Chamberlain's speech at the Reform Club [Paradise Square, Birmingham] on New Year's Day, Jan 1874; /38 Letter from Annie E. P. Hall relating to rumours that Chamberlain is the 'infidel', Jan 1874; /42-43 Letter from Henry J. Wilson relating to enclosed letter from John Askham [Chairman of Alderman Allott's Election Committee] concerning relations between the Chamberlain and Allott camps, with letter from Askham to Wilson, Jan 1874; /49 Letter from G. W. Sharman commisserating with Chamberlain on his election defeat, Feb 1874; /55-56 Correspondence from Henry J. Wilson relating to nature of his election defeat and conduct of Alfred Allott, with press cutting, Feb 1874; /72-75 Copy correspondence and correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain, Henry J. Wilson and John Askham relating to Chamberlain's decision to withdraw from next borough election contest, if Alfred Allott does likewise, Nov 1874; /88-90 Correspondence from J. Wycliffe Wilson relating to resolution passed by Chamberlain's Executive Election Committee congratulating Chamberlain for services he has made to cause of Sheffield Liberalism, with copy of resolution, Jun 1876; /93-99 Printed cartoons from publications including 'The Sheffield Rasp' relating to the Sheffield election of 1874, 1873-1874
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/93-99 loose leaf cartoons require separate storage


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