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Board of Trade

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Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

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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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"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: 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: 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: 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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Official: Board of Trade: International Trade; National Revenue: notes and papers., 11 Aug 1904 - 30 Dec 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/22
Scope and Contents Includes: notes by WSC on import duty; a memorandum by Alfred Flux on import duty; a memorandum on the financial aspect of 10% import duty on manufactured goods; note on the establishment of Liverpool as a Free Port, with a parliamentary paper on continental Free Ports; a memorandum on British investments abroad with notes by Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade]; a copy of the Corn Trade News, with accompanying comments and a letter from Sir Robert Hudson;...
Dates: 11 Aug 1904 - 30 Dec 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: notes and papers., 28 May 1907 - Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/18
Scope and Contents Includes: an extract from the "Transvaal Leader" on gold production in the Transvaal [South Africa]; a draft of the Board of Trade (Provisional Orders) Bill; notes on the Licensing Law Amendment Bill (1890); notes for a question in the House of Lords on Sunday Labour in the Mercantile Marine, in Britain and abroad, including a letter from Sir Walter Howell [Marine Secretary to the Board of Trade]; an annotated leaflet on the Budget and Unemployment by Sir Francis Mowatt; a draft memorandum...
Dates: 28 May 1907 - Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Patents and Designs Act: notes and papers., 03 Jul 1908 - 30 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/15
Scope and Contents

Includes: a memorandum by Cornelius Dalton [Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks] on the results of the 1907 Patents and Designs Act; note from Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of Trade] on the restricted role of the Comptroller of Patents, compared to the Board of Trade, in gathering information; a list of firms which have commenced or will commence work under the 1907 act.

Dates: 03 Jul 1908 - 30 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Report on Work, 1906 - 1909: notes and prints., 01 Mar 1908 - 03 Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/20
Scope and Contents Reports and notes on the work of the Board of Trade, on subjects including: Commercial Intelligence; Trade Commissioners; International Exhibitions; Labour Conciliation; the Census of Production; the Patent Office; the Companies Acts; the Assurance Companies Act; notes on General Conditions of Trade, particularly for jute, linen and shipbuilding; a report on Retaliation and Commercial Treaties; notes on the development of the Board of Trade Labour Department; lists of the staff of Mercantile...
Dates: 01 Mar 1908 - 03 Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: State of Employment and Trade: printed memoranda., 08 Aug 1908 - 16 Nov 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/17
Scope and Contents

Includes: notes on the disquieting unemployment figures by WSC, and his comments on the memoranda; memoranda on the state of employment and trade, from 1908 to early 1910, including employment, wages, disputes and prices, the state of trade, and trade in France, Germany and the United States; a report on unemployment (September 1908), including trades affected, districts affected, and skilled and unskilled workers.

Dates: 08 Aug 1908 - 16 Nov 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Trade Boards Bill, Sweated Industries Bill: notes and papers., 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/16
Scope and Contents Includes: an annotated copy of "The Case for and against a Legal Minimum Wage for Sweated Workers" by the Women's Industrial Council; a memorandum on the Sweated Industries Bill; a memorandum on the Wages Board System in Victoria [Australia]; a memorandum on Civil Service Conciliation or Wages Boards; notes on Sidney Webb [later 1st Lord Passfield]'s scheme for dealing with the Unemployed; observations by Clara Collet [Senior Investigator, Board of Trade] on "The Case for and against a Legal...
Dates: 18 Feb 1908 - 09 Apr 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Board of Trade: Unemployment Insurance: printed papers., 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/1A-B
Scope and Contents Includes: the report of the Departmental Committee on Vagrancy (Volume 1); preliminary notes on proposed Board of Trade legislation, including the Employers' Liability Insurance Companies Bill, the Companies Acts Amendment Bill, the Patent Law Consolidation Bill, the Light Railways Bill, the amendments to the Cheap Trains Act and Life Assurance Companies' Acts and Copyright legislation; memorandums for the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws, on subjects including unemployment statistics,...
Dates: 21 Feb 1906 - 04 Apr 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 16 - 21., 11 Apr 1929 - 09 May 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/238
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of Cabinet meetings recording decisions on various subjects including: reduction and limitation of armaments; imperial preference; general government policy; the proposed Baghdad [Iraq] to Haifa [Israel] railway and pipeline; the political situation in Iraq; unemployment; reparations against Germany; chemical warfare policy; the taxation of naval allowances; migration from Ireland; and the safeguarding of industries.Also includes a copy of a speech by King George V on the...
Dates: 11 Apr 1929 - 09 May 1929
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Industrial Control: papers., Sep 1915 - Oct 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/63
Scope and Contents

Includes papers on various subjects including: a report of the industrial control committee on shipping; notes on the shortage of shipping due to World War I and its effect on the trade of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa; problems of transporting wheat to the United Kingdom from North America; freight rates; state control of coal mines and profits and export of coal; and comparison of imports (of food, minerals, etc) before and after the war.

Dates: Sep 1915 - Oct 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 1 to 20., Jan 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/152
Scope and Contents Includes: a memorandum by Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame,later Lord Swinton] President of the Board of Trade, Ronald McNeill [later 1st Lord Cushendun, Financial Secretary to the Treasury] and First Lord of the Admiralty [William Bridgeman] on financing lighthouses in the Red Sea; Cunliffe-Lister on imports and exports of leather bags, trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade, and the state of industry and company law;...
Dates: Jan 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 1 to 25., 12 Jan 1928 - 01 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/191
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, Secretary of State for Air] on the withdrawal of the Indian infantry division from Iraq; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary on bills for equal franchise and children; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and...
Dates: 12 Jan 1928 - 01 Feb 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 26 to 49., 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/192
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: [1st] Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] Secretary of State for India, on the 'indianisation' of the Indian army and relations with Afghanistan; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on reaction to his taxation scheme, Irish loyalists and railways in Iraq; Neville Chamberlain, Minister of Health, on the local authority emergency provisions act; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on relations between France and the...
Dates: 02 Feb 1928 - 17 Feb 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 51 to 80., Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/155
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: control of official histories; Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple] Minister of Transport, and WSC on cross-river traffic in London; [Sir] Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton] President of the Board of Trade on safeguarding industries, the Brussels convention on state owned ships and a forecast of the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial...
Dates: Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 to 100., 10 Mar 1928 - 28 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/194
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on the League of Nations and disarmament, negotiations with the Nanking [China] government and relations between Canada and Japan; Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham], Attorney-General on the prerogative of the Crown; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, on subjects including a Zionist loan, compensation claims in the Irish Free State, and the amendment of...
Dates: 10 Mar 1928 - 28 Mar 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 121-130., 13 Apr 1928 - 24 Apr 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/196
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on safeguarding several industries and on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; WSC, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on tax exemption for residents of the Channel Islands; Sir William Joynson-Hicks, [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary, on subjects including...
Dates: 13 Apr 1928 - 24 Apr 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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