Political: Constituency: North West Manchester, 1904 - 1908
Scope and Contents
This class of papers covers WSC's time as Liberal MP for North West Manchester (1906 to 1908).The papers contain correspondence between WSC's office and local officials discussing standard constituency affairs (such as arrangements for WSC's visits to Manchester; his support for various local associations and events; and recommendations for positions as magistrates).However, the predominant national topics of the period (the Aliens Bill, Free Trade, the Education Bill, the Licensing Bill, Home Rule and female suffrage) are represented in the papers. The correspondence also covers issues connected with WSC's ministerial duties as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies (such as the delay in the completion of the Nyasaland Railway in Malawi, see CHAR 4/16).WSC lost his seat at Manchester when he had to seek re-election following his appointment as President of the Board of Trade.
- Creation: 1904 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access
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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