Found in 417 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (House of Commons) to WSC explaining how a Single Tax would secure to workers the full reward for their labour. Signed and annotated typescript.
Note from WSC (Home Office) to John Pedder enclosing a memorandum [not present] from the Socialist Lord Provost of Dundee [Scotland] on the reduction in crime following the imposition of a new whisky duty, 21 Sep 1910 Typescript annotated with Pedder's comments on the memorandum, 23 Sep [1910, and with note that it was sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George], 28 Sep ].
Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC asserting that only if social reform were financed from taxation would people appreciate its true cost.
Letter from WSC to [Henry] Chaplin correcting WSC's reported statements on protective taxation quoted in a letter from Chaplin in the Times. Copy in WSC's hand. Annotated: "not sent".
Letter from Robert Chalmers (Board of Inland Revenue) to Edward Marsh reporting that the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] did not in 1909 favour the exemption of estates from estate duty for 25 years because the loss of revenue could not be afforded "in these spacious days of social reform.".
Letter from J H Anderson (Lexham Gardens, [London]) to WSC congratulating him [on his appointment as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] and making suggestions for local taxation. Annotated in shorthand.
Letter from W M Pressly (Hawthorn Bank, Scarcroft Road, York) to WSC outlining the policies of his proposed "Progressive Party",including penny postage, cheaper foodstuffs and reduced income tax funded by a tax on betting and national and Empire lotteries.
Memorandum on the racecourse betting bill by the stewards of the Jockey Club and National Hunt Committee summarising the advantages of the bill as the establishment of totalisators at racing tracks and increased regulation of bookmakers at racecourses and outlining proposals to establish a central authority under control of the Jockey Club and National Hunt Committee, funds for which would be used to support horse breeding and the sport.Printed pamphlet.
Letter from Archibald Williams, Chairman of the Committee on Taxi-Cab Fares (Royal Commission House, Westminster [London]) to WSC concerning the taxation of taxis under the Light Locomotives Act. Signed typescript.
Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of an amendment relating to the hops industry; the weak position of the government due to the disillusionment of their supporters regarding legislation on the constitution and veto of the House of Lords; the necessity of a statement on the subject by the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] so that financial business, including discussion of the naval estimates, may be continued.
Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of Government borrowing and the passage of the  Budget; and the influence of the House of Lords over the passage of financial bills.
Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the strengthened position of the Government due to the passage of the Budget through the House of Commons; the impressive position of the British economy; and the debate between the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] and [William] O'Brien.
Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to David [Lloyd George] marked "secret" requesting additional finances to reduce the large numbers of deaths in mining accidents. He points out that the miners' leaders are willing to co-operate with the government and that public opinion would approve of a "bold and sweeping policy" which he would propose to fund largely through charges on the mining industry. Typescript.
Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (2 Connaught Place [London]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses measures likely to be implemented by the Chancellor of the Exchequer [George Goschen] including the taxation of foreign goods and expresses approval for an article by [4th Lord] Dunraven in the National Review.
Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Floors Castle [Kelso, Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to [Louis] Jennings in which he discusses his opposition to the taxation of foreign imports as it would alienate the county population and asks whether there has been any developments about [Robert, 3rd] Lord Salisbury's opposition to reconstruction.
The papers cover all Wolff's positions in the Conservative Party: his work in the Research Department, 1965-70; then as Special Adviser to the Government, 1970-74 (the files from this period are the most numerous, containing Government papers); then Director-General of the Party. Particular sequences in the papers include the reports of the Opinion Research Centre, a large number of subject files and files relating to the 1970 General Election, particularly speeches.