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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/2/1-3

Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Gladstone (Home Office) to WSC marked "confidential"concerning the Home Office and the position of Home Secretary. Subjects covered include: honours and staff appointments; recommendations and observations on staff issues including praise for Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office]; advice on the urgency of legislation; the Factory and Prison Departments and the Mines Commission. Lord Gladstone advises WSC of the value of supervising sentences "you will be repaid by being able to lift up not a few miserable creatures out of trouble and disgrace." The letter contains manuscript alterations and post scripts in Lord Gladstone's hand including a recommendation that a booklet summarising recent criminal legislation be compiled. Signed typescript with manuscript additions. Includes envelope marked confidential, addressed to WSC.


  • Creation: 19 Feb 1910

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Copyright: Crown


3 folio(s)

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Published: Winston S Churchill : Companion Volume II, Part 2, pp 1138-42 (part)


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