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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/394
TitleLetter from E[dward] R. R[ussell] to Joseph Chamberlain
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Date1881
DescriptionCarbon copy of letter written on headed paper of The Daily Post, dated 30 October. Russell [1834-1920, first Baron Russell of Liverpool, newspaper editor and proprietor] writes that Chamberlain's visit has done 'immense good' in Liverpool where it is difficult to get eminent speakers. He comments briefly on the effects of developments in Ireland and criticises 'the W. E. Forster methods'. He writes that Gladstone has asked if he is Catholic, and states: 'I am the broadest of broad Churchmen & have neither an Irish [?dash] of blood in my veins nor an Irish predilection in my mind. But I am the sort of Liberal to whom Dublin Castle & all of which it is the type reeks of offence'. He writes that Chamberlain's explanation of proposed 'counteractory obstruction' has removed his 'Radical doubts'.
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