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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/45-48
TitleLetters from Joseph Chamberlain to [Sir Robert] Giffen (1837-1910, economist and statistician), 22 October and 30 December 1883, 12 February 1902, and 24 October 1903
Extent12 items
Date1883-1903
Description3 letters from Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham; 1 letter from the Colonial Office [London]; and 8 typescript copy letters

In his correspondence of 1883, Chamberlain responds to Giffen's telegram, and confirms that he should write 'as proposed', 22 October; and he congratulates him on his 'outstanding labour and exertion' throughout the year, and thanks him 'most heartily' for all the assistance he has rendered, 30 December. In his letter of 12 February 1902, he offers a response to 'an interesting letter' of Giffen's on the subject of 'navigation laws', whilst in his more extensive letter of 24 October 1903 he responds to a letter published by Giffen in 'The Times' relating to free trade and imperial unity. Although he admits that 'the importance of the question deserves all publicity' he would 'rather deal...with any further questions by private correspondence in the first instance'
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