Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/421
TitleLetter from [Edward R. Russell] to Joseph Chamberlain
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DescriptionLetter dated 13 February and marked 'Copy'. Russell [1834-1920, first Baron Russell of Liverpool, newspaper editor and proprietor] tells Chamberlain what people are saying about him and Sir Charles Dilke and the relationship between them. He remarks on the 'religious aspect' to the discussion, and informs Chamberlain: 'you were not the favourite in this regard [...] It is alleged & you won't mind my giving you all the gossip frankly that you are brusque and cynically disrespectful about religion'. He explains that people think this is a disadvantage politically, whilst in contrast Dilke has reportedly become a 'believer'. Russell writes that he does not intend to make mischief but to amuse Chamberlain.
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