Found in 604 Collections and/or Records:
Cutting from the Manchester Guardian: report of a speech in favour of Free Trade by Lord Hartington at a meeting of the West Derbyshire Unionist League.
Letter from 17th Lord Derby (Knowsley, Prescot, Lancashire) to WSC expressing the hope that WSC will be able to arrange for the taking off of the Whips for the Cotton Fabric vote so that there is no open split between the supporters of Tariff Reform and Free Trade. Annotated by WSC: "Prime Minister to see".
Letter from Lord Inchcape [earlier Sir George Mackay] (4 Seamore Place, Mayfair, [London]) to WSC expressing regret at his defeat [in Leicester] but suggesting that at least Free Trade is safe. Thinks that Stanley Baldwin [later Lord Baldwin] must be cursing his advisers.
Letter from Alexander Shaw [later Lord Craigmyle] (24 Prince's Gate, [London]) to WSC congratulating him on the fight he put up in the Leicester election, which has damaged the cause of Protection and attracted the esteem of Free Traders everywhere.
Letter from Herbert Fisher (Thursley, Godalming, Surrey) to WSC congratulating him on his fight for Liberalism and Free Trade at Leicester, regretting that he (Fisher) did not help in the constituency and stressing the need for the Liberals to create an efficient national electoral machine because it is clear that most of the country supports Free Trade and is anti-Socialist.
Letter from Sir Alfred Goodson (Waddeton Court, Brixham, Devon) to WSC opposing the policy of Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] and David Lloyd George of supporting the Labour party, arguing that the Liberals' success in the recent general election was due to their support for Free Trade and their opposition to Socialism, and assuring WSC of support if he takes a lead in this matter.
Letter from D C Robertson to [WSC] proposing that unemployment should be relieved by the provision of Government money to set up a school for the training of tradesmen and to facilitate emigration of "our surplus population" to the colonies. Refers to Japan's need to expand and expresses opposition to Protection. Copy sent with CHAR 2/132/32.
Letter from George Terrell (1a Gloucester Gardens, Richmond, Surrey) to WSC conveying a resolution of the National Union of Manufacturers in favour of a tariff on manufactured goods, other than food, which are produced under conditions which make British competition impossible, and asking to speak to WSC on the subject.
Letter from T H Deakin, mining engineer (Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire) to WSC (Chartwell) enclosing CHAR 2/134/52 and wondering whether a system of Free Trade within the Empire could be suggested when the Dominion Prime Ministers visit.
Letter from T H Deakin (Parkend, [Lydney, Gloucestershire]) to Lord Hartington [later 10th Duke of Devonshire] suggesting a system of Free Trade within the Empire to be extended to other countries only if they reciprocate. Copy sent with CHAR 2/134/51.
Letter from [WSC] (Chartwell) to Rear-Admiral Arthur Smith-Dorrien asserting that he has always been in favour of Home Rule and Free Trade and opposed to Socialism and that the present Conservative programme differs from that adopted by Lord Balfour [earlier Arthur Balfour] in 1904 only in its exclusion of the question of Protection. Carbon copy.
Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) approving the South African constitution and asserting that the stance of Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] on the fiscal question has shaken the confidence of ordinary voters, and that Joseph Chamberlain's political career is over. Reports the poor state of the local Conservative party.
Report by Richard Haldane [later Lord Haldane] to [King Edward VII] on his visit to Berlin [Germany] including accounts of conversations with the Kaiser and others on military and naval policy, Free Trade and relations between Britain, Germany and France. Typescript.
Letter the editor of the The Observer (125 Strand, London) to WSC (105 Mount Street) enclosing a press report of a passage in his speech in Leeds [Yorkshire] on Free Trade within the Empire and asking for clarification. Carbon typescript with cutting affixed.
Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to the editor of The Observer expanding on his reported statement about Free Trade within the Empire. 2 copies, both in the hand of Annette Anning, one with minor amendments by WSC.
Annotated newspaper cuttings: speeches by Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] and WSC on colonial contributions to imperial defence costs; speech by Arthur Balfour in favour of tariff reform; speech on local legislative affairs by the premier of South Australia; Anglo-Australian trade figures; disruption of a meeting in Cambridge being addressed by James Kier Hardy. Originally sent with CHAR 2/29/43. 6 papers.
Letter from William Parry, chemist (Port Victoria, South Australia) criticising James Kier Hardy and complaining of the Protectionist stance of newspapers in Australia. Urges WSC to continue his fight for Free Trade. Encloses newspaper cuttings [see CHAR 2/29/39].
Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as a Privy Councillor] and praising his speech against imperial preference at the Colonial Conference.
Letter from B Willats (476 & 478 Oxford Street, London) to WSC enclosing a booklet being circulated by tariff reformers in the district where he lives [not present] and asking for replies to the points made in it.
Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to B Willats recommending him, in connection with the refutation of tariff refomers' arguments, to read Adam Smith and Bastiat, and enclosing some of his own speeches on the subject [not present]. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning.
Letter from T W Killick (Townfield House, Altrincham, [Cheshire]) to WSC informing him that the executive committee of the Free Trade League have resolved to keep working and asking whether he would consider addressing a meeting in the Free Trade Hall on colonial preference.