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Free trade

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 604 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 17 May 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/58
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Cutting from the Wolverhampton Express and Star: letter from "A.S." quoting passages favourable to imperial preference from a speech given by WSC at Wednesbury [Staffordshire] in 1901 and accusing him of inconsistency. See also CHAR 2/17/59.

Dates: 17 May 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 May 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/59
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Letter from George E Johnson, secretary and registration agent of the West Wolverhampton Conservative Association, (33 Queen Street, Wolverhampton, [Staffordshire]) to WSC asking him to explain why his views on trade have changed since his speech at Wednesbury [Staffordshire] in 1901 in favour of imperial preference. Newspaper cutting affixed. See also CHAR 2/17/58 above.

Dates: 19 May 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 May 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/60
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to George Johnson [secretary and registration agent of the West Wolverhampton Conservataive Association] explaining that after approaching the trade question with an open mind he had concluded by the autumn of 1902 that Protectionism was unsound. MS draft in WSC's hand. Annotated: "keep, I have sent answer".

Dates: 19 May 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jun 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/72-73
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Letter from William Robinson (154 New Hall Lane, Preston, [Lancashire]) to WSC (House of Commons) describing how he was forced out of his editorial posts at the Preston Herald and the Darwen Gazette by local Tory leaders, who objected to his support of Free Trade, and soliciting WSC's help in securing a post with a liberal paper. Annotated by WSC: "I will dictate a reply".

Dates: 04 Jun 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jun 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/97
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Letter from WSC to Sydney Phillips, secretary of the Riverside Conservative Club, Cardiff [Wales], pointing out that he joined the Club by invitation and stating that he will not complain if the Club's actions confirm his contention that all those who oppose Protectionism will be driven out of the Conservative Party. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. Annotated in shorthand.

Dates: 27 Jun 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Sep 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/104
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Letter from James W Southern (Beechwood, Marple, [Lancashire]) to WSC discussing a letter on Protectionism and other matters and referring to imputations of insincerity [?against WSC].

Dates: 18 Sep 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jul 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/124-125
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Letter from Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank [later Lord Murray of Elibank] (House of Commons Library), to WSC asking him to address a Free Trade meeting at Peebles [Scotland] and noting the prevalence of Protectionism among the woollen manufacturers of the Border towns.

Dates: 18 Jul 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Jul 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/127-128
Scope and Contents Letter from 2nd Lord Tweedmouth (Guisachan, Beauly, [Inverness-shire, Scotland]) to WSC reporting the terminal illness of Fanny, Lady Tweedmouth [earlier Lady Fanny Churchill and Lady Fanny Marjoribanks] and discussing WSC's forthcoming meetings in Scotland and advising him, with reference to David Lloyd-George's proposed accommodation between the Liberals and the Unionist Free Traders, to "make your little party one of young Liberals" and to avoid excessive attacks on "our own molluscs on...
Dates: 21 Jul 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jul 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/139-141
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Robert H Fleming advising the Unionist Free Traders of North-East Lanark [Scotland] to vote for Free Trade candidates even though they (the candidates) are also in favour of Irish Home Rule. 2 copies, one in the hand of WSC, the other in typescript.

Dates: 27 Jul 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 28 Jul 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/145
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Letter from F G Stokes (6 Sandwell Mansions, West Hampstead, [London]) to WSC asking for advice in countering the Protectionist argument that the price of bread was not lowered by the abolition of the Corn Laws.

Dates: 28 Jul 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Aug 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/1-2
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Letter from the Free Trade Union (8 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC (105 Mount Street) on the effect of the abolition of the Corn Laws on the price of flour and bread.

Dates: 02 Aug 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Aug 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/7
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Letter from F G Stokes (6 Sandwell Mansions, West Hampstead, [London]; notepaper of the Grand Axen-Fels Hotel, Vierwaldstattersee, [Switzerland]) to WSC discussing the effect on bread prices of the abolition of the Corn Laws and attacking the idea of a self-sufficient British Empire.

Dates: 10 Aug 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Oct 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/29
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Letter from F Bebbington (40 St George's Road, Wimbledon, [Surrey]) on the formation of Free Trade Clubs at a national level and in Wimbledon. Describes the political situation there and invites WSC to come and address a meeting. See CHAR 2/18/59.

Dates: 03 Oct 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 17 Oct 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/48-50
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Letter from Charles Trevelyan (Cambo, Northumberland) to WSC discussing what should be the Liberal approach to devolution for Ireland, Scotland and Wales, reform of the House of Lords, the alternative to Protection, colonial policy and other issues.

Dates: 17 Oct 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), Oct 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/59
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Printed manifesto of the National Free Trade Club. Annotated in shorthand Originally sent with CHAR 2/18/29^.

Dates: Oct 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Nov 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/62-63
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Letter from Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] (Hatfield House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire) to WSC discussing the feasibility of establishing a new Free Trade newspaper to replace the Standard.

Dates: 07 Nov 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Nov 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/64
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Letter from Sidney Low (2 Durham Place, Chelsea, [London]) to WSC reporting that the new owners of the Standard have given him freedom to write on anything except the fiscal question and Joseph Chamberlain, and wondering whether the Liberals can "let the whole Press gradually pass under the control of a great Chamberlainized trust.".

Dates: 09 Nov 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 14 Nov 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/73
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Letter from William George Finch (Orchardscroft, Battle, [Sussex]) to WSC asking whether statistics can be furnished to prove that neither Free Trade nor Protection can arrest England's decline.

Dates: 14 Nov 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Nov 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/90
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Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) to WSC on letters relating to Lord Randolph Churchill's connection with Birmingham, WSC's criticism in the press of C Arthur Pearson, and the insufficient activity of local Free Trade Unionists.

Dates: 23 Nov 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Nov 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/97
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Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Belmont Castle, Meigle, [Perthshire], Scotland) to WSC summarising the content of a forthcoming speech on Free Trade and the fiscal question.

Dates: 26 Nov 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Dec 1904

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/116
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Timothy Miles denying that he had been paid an honorarium by "a certain nobleman" for opposing the Aliens Bill. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning.

Dates: 13 Dec 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 May 1905

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/97
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to Joseph Chamberlain on WSC's forthcoming motion in the House of Commons against imperial preference. Copy in the hand of Annette Anning. Wrongly dated.

Dates: 25 May 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Oct 1905

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/23/34-35
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Letter from Lord James of Hereford (Breamore, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC stressing the cross-party membership of the Free Trade League and expressing the view that the forthcoming Lancashire county meeting in the Manchester Free Trade Hall should not be seen as promoting WSC's candidature. Mentions his (Hereford's) contribution to WSC's life of Lord Randolph Churchill.

Dates: 29 Oct 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 31 Dec 1905

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/23/60
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Letter from Lord James of Hereford (Breamore, Salisbury, [Wiltshire]) to WSC saying he has answered Tom Garnett's letter and explained his position as a Unionist Free Trader. Reports that his local informants are not over-confident of the success of Free Trade Candidates in Manchester.

Dates: 31 Dec 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Dec 1906

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/27/72
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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.

Dates: 19 Dec 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open