Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/287
TitleCopy of Joseph Chamberlain's testimonial for Jesse Collings
Extent1 item
DescriptionOn notepaper of 40 Prince's Gardens [London], headed 'Collings Testimonial'. Written in support of Jesse Collings, who was soon to lose his parliamentary seat as a result of a petition. Chamberlain praises Collings' work in the Liberal Party and argues that he has been persecuted by the Tories, pointing out that the Carlton Club has funded the petition against him. Chamberlain writes that Collings disapproved of bribery and that his agents acted without his knowledge. He writes of the cost of the petition to Collings and his need of financial support.
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