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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/5

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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 1st Lord Gainford] on getting the Electricity Bills and Port of London Bill through Parliament; 1st Lord Allerton [Chairman of Great Northern Railway Company, earlier William Jackson] on the amalgamation of the Great Northern, Great Central and Great Eastern railways; Arthur du Cros [Conservative MP for Hastings, Sussex] on the Hastings Electricity Committee; Arthur Nicholson [Parliamentary Correspondent for the Times] on the Port of London Bill and whether he can write about the Board of Trade's unemployment insurance proposals; Leslie Scott on [? international maritime conventions]; 4th Lord Salisbury [earlier Lord Cranborne] on passing legislation [? the Port of London Bill] through the House of Lords; 4th Lord Onslow [Chairman of Committees for the House of Lords, earlier Lord Cranley] on probable trouble in the House of Lords over the appointment of 2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell to the Joint Committee on the Port of London Bill; Sir William Robson on the successor to the post of Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks; 1st Lord Blyth on having representatives from Essex and Kent on the Port of London Authority; Michael Austin; Herbert Gladstone [Home Secretary] on Wages Boards for sweating trades; Sir Edwin Cornwall on the Port of London Authority; Ramsay Macdonald; Victor, 1st Lord Churchill.Other subjects include: the London Electricity Supply Bill; the failure of the 1903 Port of London Bill; conditions in the international stock markets; import and export returns; the Railway Commission; tariffs on rubber exports to France.Also includes: a memorandum from the Royal Anthropological Institute on teaching anthropology to colonial officials; note on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway; memorandum on WSC's position on the Lancashire cotton dispute in preparation for a question in Parliament; suggestions for a letter to be sent by WSC to Charles Macara [Chairman of the Committee of the International Federation of Master Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' Associations and President of the English Federation of Master Cotton Spinners' Associations], David Shackleton [President of the Trade Union Congress] and Arthur Haworth [Liberal MP for South Manchester, Lancashire] on the cotton dispute; a table of worldwide cotton consumption and stock (August 1908); a report of negotiations on conciliation in the cotton trade (1899-1900); a copy of the Cotton Factory Times.


  • Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908

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