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Board of Trade

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Found in 84 Collections and/or Records:

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"Labour Exchange Committee: Supplementary Report", 19 Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/35/3
Scope and Contents Report begins with a minute by WSC, President of the Board of Trade, in response to the committee's report instructing that the report should be recast with the objectives of introducing the organisation of Labour Exchanges in the autumn/winter of 1909, and adopting Scheme B with regard to the building of Labour Exchanges. Scheme B would entail building 10 First Class Labour Exchanges and 12 Waiting Rooms to spread the cost of proposed new buildings.The report includes details of: the...
Dates: 19 Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/279A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondence, research notes and proofs of articles by WSC: "The United States of Europe" on European affairs and trade, the treaty of Versailles [France], the League of Nations, decisions made by [Aristide] Briand and the positions of the United States and Canada; "The Truth about the Dardanelles" including WSC's relationship with Lord Fisher at the Admiralty; "A Great Big Idea" on European affairs; "Why Pay More Taxes" including a statement by WSC on the Budget; "Mr Churchill advises...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World: copy., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/522A-B
Scope and Contents Carbon copies of the following articles by WSC: "My Life" [in 12 parts]: "Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst; "Frontier Days in India" on WSC's expedition to India with the 4th Hussars, and the frontier risings of 1897; "Charge of the 21st Lancers" on the battle of Omdurman and the Sudan Campaign; "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World": press cuttings., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/524
Scope and Contents

Cuttings of the following articles by WSC from "My Life": "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord Randolph Churchill's autobiography and the Free Trade issue; "Changing the Political Camp" on going over to the Liberals, South Africa and the Board of Trade; Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst.

Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World": proofs., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/523A-B
Scope and Contents Galley proofs of the following articles by WSC: "My Life" [in 12 parts]: "Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst; "Frontier Days in India" on WSC's expedition to India with the 4th Hussars, and the frontier risings of 1897; "Charge of the 21st Lancers" on the battle of Omdurman and the Sudan Campaign; "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/648
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "First Political Triumph, A Ban by the Duchess, Trouble with My Party Chiefs, Free Trade War Starts" on his return from the Boer War, victory at Oldham [Lancashire] in the 1900 General Election, obtaining his father's papers for the biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the opening of the Free Trade versus Protection debate; "I Was Warned that I Should be Called a Turncoat" on his dispute with Joseph Chamberlain and the Conservative Party,...
Dates: Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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"Observations on 'The case for and against a legal minimum wage for sewated workers' published by the Women's Industrial Council", 27 April [1908]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/16/13-20
Scope and Contents Includes: observations on "the case for" by Mis B L Hutchins which highlights difficulties with the figures for wages cited in the report and observations on "the case against" by Mrs J Ramsay MacDonald stressing that the experience in Victoria [Australia] should be taken into account with the Trade Boards Bill, specifically the role of Wages Boards and experience of determining wages in the tailoring trade, and discussing minimum wages.Carbon typescript initialled CEC [Clara Collett, Senior...
Dates: 27 April [1908]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade, 1906 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11
Scope and Contents The Board of Trade papers contain correspondence, memoranda, printed material and other papers arising from WSC's activities as President of the Board of Trade, a position which he held from 12 April 1908 to 14 February 1910. The papers have been divided into correspondence and subject-based files, and are arranged chronologically.The Board of Trade material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties, as well as the specific issues of the period. These include: state unemployment insurance,...
Dates: 1906 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Board of Trade: Anglo-French Commercial Relations: notes and papers., 22 Dec 1907 - 08 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Harold Cox; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on the revision of the French tariff and the Gambia-Muscat [later Muscat and Oman] negotiations (2); Sir Francis Bertie [British Ambassador to France]; Herbert Asquith [Chancellor of the Exchequer, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the revision of wine duty. Also includes: a memorandum on commercial relations with France by WSC, on imports with false origins, the wine surtax, wine duty and the French surtaxe...
Dates: 22 Dec 1907 - 08 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Baghdad Railway, Mesopotamia and Persian Gulf: notes and printed papers., 06 Jun 1905 - 24 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/36
Scope and Contents Includes: a Board of Trade memorandum and an annotated Foreign Office memorandum by Ailwyn Parker on the Baghdad [Mesopotamia, later Iraq] Railway; the report of the Inter-Departmental Baghdad Railway Committee; the report of the Board of Trade Commercial Intelligence Committee on the conditions and prospects of British trade in Mesopotamia; the Board of Trade report on the proposed establishment of sample rooms in the Persian Gulf; a note by WSC on Sir William Willcock's proposals for the...
Dates: 06 Jun 1905 - 24 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Boy Labour: printed papers., 20 Feb 1908 - 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/27A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: Outline of a National System of Labour Exchanges; an annotated copy of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress report, by Cyril Jackson, on Boy Labour, with a memorandum from the General Post Office on Conditions of Employment of Telegraph Messengers; an annotated copy of the Report of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws and Relief of Distress, volume 1, on procedure, the statistical survey of poor law problems, a historical sketch of the poor laws down to...
Dates: 20 Feb 1908 - 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Canals and Waterways: Royal Commission Report: correspondence., 25 Dec 1909 - 31 Dec 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/28
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: 1st Lord Shuttleworth [Chairman of the Royal Commission on Canals] on the Royal Commission Report, and honours for his Assistant Commissioner, William Lindley.

Dates: 25 Dec 1909 - 31 Dec 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Companies' Bills: prints., 09 Mar 1908 - 25 May 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/12
Scope and Contents

Includes: a draft of the Companies (Consolidation) Bill; a draft of the Assurance Companies Bill.

Dates: 09 Mar 1908 - 25 May 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Continental Unemployment Insurance and Labour Exchanges: notes and printed papers., 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/26
Scope and Contents Includes: a memorandum on Labour Colonies on the Continent, in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and Belgium; a memorandum on Insurance and Unemployment in Foreign Countries, including Trade Union unemployed benefit and other forms of insurance in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Italy, Norway and Denmark; notes by William Beveridge [Board of Trade Director of Labour Exchanges] on German Labour Exchanges; memoranda on Strasbourg [Germany, later France] Labour Exchanges;...
Dates: 28 Sep 1908 - 27 Aug 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/2
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: William Tattersall, cotton trade expert and statistician, on the deadlock between employers and men over a strike in 2 Oldham [Lancashire] cotton mills; Sir William Collins [MP for St Pancras West, London]; Sir Charles King-Harman [High Commissioner of Cyprus]; Sir Sydney Parry, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Customs; 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to Edward VII] passing on the King's approval at the end of a shipbuilding strike, and his hope for the...
Dates: 15 Jan 1908 - 30 Jul 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 05 Dec 1895 - 29 Oct 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on subjects including the Lancashire cotton dispute, possible legislation for the sweated trades, the difficulties of using Labour Exchanges as a remedy for unemployment, British interests in Turkey, the Midland Railway Company shedding staff, the Brussels [Belgium] Conference on Maritime Conventions and the development of an Arbitration Court for industrial disputes (6); Sir Arthur Davidson...
Dates: 05 Dec 1895 - 29 Oct 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [? Ernest Steinkamp] Managing Editor of Curtis Brown international publishing bureau, on having an interview about the new Industrial Arbitration Court (4); Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] (4); George Cave, MP for Kingston [Surrey] on the Port of London Bill and its effect on Richmond [Surrey]; William Brace; Arthur Wilson Fox [Comptroller-General of the Commercial, Labour and Statistical Departments of the Board of Trade] on Board of Trade recruitment; 4th...
Dates: 01 Nov 1908 - 01 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Marks [Liberal MP for Launceston, Cornwall] and Sir John Barker [Liberal MP for Penryn and Falmouth, Cornwall] on the appointment of a Conservative to the post of Official Receiver in Cornwall; Ailwyn Fellowes [Deputy Chairman, Great Eastern Railway, later 1st Lord Ailwyn]; William Ridgeway, President of the Royal Anthropological Institute, on the importance of colonial officials learning anthropology; Joseph Pease [Patronage Secretary to the Treasury, later...
Dates: Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/19
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield] on Beatrice Webb [later Beatrice, Lady Passfield]'s Minority Report for the Poor Law Commission; Herbert Asquith [the Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the need to press on with the Board of Trade's unemployment proposals (2); Gilbert Upcott (Treasury) on trade cycles; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on current Board of Trade proposals, internal promotion and press leaks...
Dates: 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/37
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on Labour Exchanges and the army; Thomas Pelham [Assistant Secretary, Harbour Department, Board of Trade] on the good relations between the staff and WSC; James Inglis, General Manager, Great Western Railway; Sir Charles Owens, General Manager, London and South Western Railway; Frank Ree, General Manager, London and North Western Railway; Oliver Bury, [General Manager, Great Northern Railway]; Sir Guy Granet, General...
Dates: 14 Feb 1910 - 24 Sep 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Court of Arbitration: notes and papers., 04 Aug 1908 - 14 Sep 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/10
Scope and Contents

Includes: a memorandum on the Court of Arbitration by WSC; a draft proposal for a Court of Arbitration in Labour Disputes by WSC; a rough annotated outline of a bill to amend the Conciliation Act.

Dates: 04 Aug 1908 - 14 Sep 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Current Business Index: notebook (largely unused)., 10 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/34
Scope and Contents

Includes: entries on Anglo-French relations; the Daylight Saving Bill; the Electric Power Bills; Labour Exchanges; the Labour Congress.

Dates: 10 Jul 1909 - 30 Jul 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Daylight Saving Bill: notes and prints., 30 Jun 1908 - 05 Mar 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/14A-B
Scope and Contents

Includes: notes by WSC on the benefits and objections to the bill; annotated reports on the proposals of the bill; a list of public bodies in favour of the bill; a copy of the Daylight Saving Bill; a memorandum on the bill by William Willett; the Report and Special Report of the Select Committee on the Daylight Saving Bill.

Dates: 30 Jun 1908 - 05 Mar 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: German Imperial Finance: notes and papers., Feb 1908 - 29 Dec 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/33
Scope and Contents Includes: a copy of the Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Report on the Finances of the German Empire for 1907, with estimates for 1908, by Count John de Salis, Councillor of the British Embassy, Berlin [Germany]; a draft memorandum on Public Finance in Britain and Germany by Alfred Flux; press cuttings on new German taxes; a report on German Imperial Revenue and Expenditure, 1905-1909; a note on the strains in the German economy by WSC; reports on German shipyards building warships for...
Dates: Feb 1908 - 29 Dec 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: International Trade; National Revenue: notes and papers., Feb 1904 - 24 Dec 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/21
Scope and Contents Includes: WSC's conclusions on the factors behind economic recovery; a general summary by Alfred Flux on the duration of the depression after commercial crises, in Britain and the United States; memoranda on Tariff Reform, including current employment levels, investment abroad and commercial relations between the United States and Germany; reports on Tariff Wars in Europe; a memorandum on Preferential Trade; annotated notes on retaliation; tables of relative increases in food prices in...
Dates: Feb 1904 - 24 Dec 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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