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(Untitled), 09 Dec 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/115/14-16

Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to James Keir Hardie declining an invitation to speak on the Labour Question in Ayrshire [Scotland]. He explains that he does not feel confident of speaking about the regulation of working hours by the State; recommends an article by Sidney Webb [later Lord Passfield]; discusses his support for an Eight Hours Bill drafted by Webb which he describes an ideal for "democratic legislation" as it would reduce unemployment and the profits of capitalists and stresses the importance of improving housing for the working class and reforming the liquor laws. Signed manuscript. Includes envelope with note that the letter was given to WSC in 1960 by Keir Hardie.


  • Creation: 09 Dec 1889

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Copyright: Peregrine Churchill


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