Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/138
TitleLetter from Joseph Chamberlain to Lady Dorothy Nevill
Extent1 item
DescriptionLetter written from Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham dated 4 January. Chamberlain thanks Lady Dorothy [Nevill, 1826-1913] for some homegrown oranges. He goes on to discuss political matters, writing 'the Country is in the best of humour for Radical [land] reforms'. He asks Lady Dorothy if she has read two recently published books on the subject, both of which come to the conclusion that 'L'ennemie c'est le Proprietaire' [the landowners are the enemy] and that confiscation of property is the answer. He adds that he would be uneasy if he were a large landowner and concludes that 'Peasant proprietorship [...] on a large scale, is the antidote to the doctrines of confiscation which are now making converts'.
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