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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 (3); Sir Hiram Maxim, director of Vickers Sons and Maxim, on making aircraft for the Government; William Franks on his appointment as Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks; George, Prince of Wales [later George V] on accepting the presidency of the Royal Commission for British Exhibits at International Exhibitions 1910-1911; Sydney Buxton, Postmaster General, on the Wages Board Bill and on cable rates between Britain and Canada (5); Stopford Brooke (Liberal MP for Bow and Bromley, London) on staff sackings on the North London Railway; Sir George Gibb [Director, North Eastern Railway] on the amalgamation of the Great Northern, Great Eastern and Great Central Railways; John Hodge [Labour MP for Gorton, Lancashire] on the French customs tariff and the sheet metal industry; William Abraham [MP for Glamorganshire, Wales]; Arthur Hooper [Liberal MP for Dudley, Worcestershire] (2); Walter Behrens, President of the British Chamber of Commerce, Paris [France]; J A Spender on the railway amalgamation; 1st Lord Allerton [Chairman of the Great Northern Railway Company, earlier William Jackson]; Edmund Barnard [Liberal MP for Kidderminster, Worcestershire]; 1st Lord Weardale [earlier Philip Stanhope] on the Channel Ferry; Timothy Healy [MP for North Louth, Ireland]; Maria Ogilvy Gordon [International Council of Women] on an Educational Information and Employment Bureau being set up in Liverpool; Sir Cecil Spring-Rice [Minister to Sweden] on the Channel Ferry and trade with Germany, Prussian taxes on shipping in the Elbe and commercial negotiations with Sweden and Germany (2); [?] George Roberts [Labour MP for Norwich, Norfolk]; John Redmond; Leo Amery on the Railway Committee; 5th Lord Rosebery [earlier Lord Dalmeny]; Admiral Sir Assheton Curzon-Howe; Rodolphe Lemieux, Postmaster General, Canada, on transatlantic cable rates; Sir William Ramsay, President of the 7th International Congress of Applied Chemistry; Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] on Board of Trade and War Office co-operation.Other subjects include: the replacement of Hudson Kearley [later 1st Lord Devonport] as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade upon his becoming Chairman of the Port of London Authority; WSC's explanation to Herbert Asquith [the Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] of Board of Trade proposals for trade boards in sweating trades, unemployment insurance, railway amalgamation and the electricity bills; the Copyright Committee; communication with British East Africa [later Kenya]; honours for Board of Trade officials; WSC's proposals to David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] on counteracting trade depressions with the Board of Trade gathering information for an Inter-departmental committee with the Treasury and Local Government Board.


  • 04 Jan 1909 - 30 Nov 1909

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (93 folios))

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