Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JCLAdd/622
TitleLetter from John Wilson, on behalf of Joseph Chamberlain, to Mr E. Bruce Low
Extent3 items
DescriptionLetter from Chamberlain's Private Secretary, signed J. Wilson, written from Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham and addressed 'Sir' to E. Bruce Low of 23 York Place, Edinburgh, 7 April. With envelope and newscutting

Wilson acknowledges receipt of his letter of 5 April and is directed by Chamberlain to say that 'a Nemesis has overtaken those Liberals who were false to their principles in 1885. The present condition of the Party is the result of their cowardice in surrendering to the Home Rulers'. The newscutting from 'The Evening News' of 5 April 1899 and includes a short commentary on the Irish Unity Conference. Once sentence in the report is underlined: 'The fact is, the Irish people are yet totally unfit for even local government on a much humbler scale than Home Rule'.
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