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Constitutional law

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Home Office, 1910 - 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12
Scope and Contents INTRODUCTION TO CHAR 12: THE HOME OFFICE: GENERAL The Home Office papers contain correspondence, printed material and papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Home Secretary. The papers have been arranged into correspondence and subject-based files. The Home Office papers form a departmental sub-class of the official class of the Chartwell Papers which was divided according to the various offices held by WSC. Files containing varying numbers of items were...
Dates: 1910 - 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Israel Zangwill; Sidney Greville [Private Secretary to HM Queen Alexandria] on King Edward VII's approval of a critical article about WSC; Sir Arthur Havelock [former Governor of Madras, India, and Natal, South Africa]; Henry Massingham (2); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (5) including one letter on the experiences of Elgin's father as Governor-General of Canada; Jan Smuts (2); Frederic Tatham, member of the Legislative Assembly,...
Dates: 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Public and Political: General: correspondence and papers on electoral reform., Jan 1934 - Jun 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/594
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "Crinks" [Harcourt] Johnstone on WSC speaking on electoral reform.Other subjects include: an invite to a National Liberal Club lecture on "Constitutional Reform"; WSC's support for proportional representation.Also includes: paper entitled "Proposals for A New Second Chamber" by [4th] Lord Brougham and Vaux; paper giving opinions of members of the Cabinet on PR; cuttings of a letter from [Herbert] Holdsworth on reform of the House of Lords and on protectionism and PR;...
Dates: Jan 1934 - Jun 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Proofs., 05 Apr 1906 - 23 May 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/21
Scope and Contents Proof copy (2nd revise) of volume of speeches by WSC on "The Record of the Government" and "Social Organisation", with extensive manuscript annotations by WSC, containing:.Speech by WSC (5 April 1906, House of Commons) entitled "The Conciliation of South Africa". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 607 - 14.Speech by WSC (31 July 1906, House of Commons), entitled "The Transvaal [South Africa] Consitution". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 647 - 62.Speech by WSC (17 December, House of...
Dates: 05 Apr 1906 - 23 May 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Proofs., 05 Apr 1906 - 09 Oct 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/22
Scope and Contents Proof copy (3rd revise) of volume of speeches by WSC on "The Record of the Government" and "Social Organisation" and "The Budget", with extensive manuscript annotations by WSC, containing:.Speech by WSC (5 April 1906, House of Commons) entitled "The Conciliation of South Africa". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 607 - 14.Speech by WSC (31 July 1906, House of Commons), entitled "The Transvaal [South Africa] Consitution". Published: Complete Speeches I, pp 647 - 62.Speech by WSC (17...
Dates: 05 Apr 1906 - 09 Oct 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
 Fonds

The Papers of Sir Dingle Foot

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DGFT
Scope and Contents

The material held at Churchill Archives Centre deals with Sir Dingle's career as a Liberal and then a Labour Member of Parliament, as well as with his distinguished position in the legal profession, particularly with regard to Commonwealth countries and with his literary skills.

Dates: 1909 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open (except for a few files which are closed under data protection) for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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(Untitled), 24 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/30
Scope and Contents Letter from William Royle, chairman of the executive committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (Elmwood, Rusholme, Manchester) to WSC enclosing a letter demanding a meeting of the Federation [see CHAR 2/45/29] as representative of many he has received. Reports that local Liberal opinion is against the full-scale reform of the House of Lords because it would take too long. Urges instead that the Government should renew its supporters' enthusiasm by dealing first with the Budget and the...
Dates: 24 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/32
Scope and Contents

Letter from C P Scott (The Firs, Fallowfield, Manchester) to WSC asserting that the Government's supporters feel betrayed by its apparent complete change of policy on the veto of the House of Lords.

Dates: 24 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/45/61-62
Scope and Contents

Letter from William Royle, chairman of the executive committee of the Manchester Liberal Federation (20 York Street, Manchester) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to address a demonstration in the Free Trade Hall and assuring him of the loyalty of the Liberal Party to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and their approval of their strong attitude towards the veto of the House of Lords.

Dates: 08 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jan [1909]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/39/10-11
Scope and Contents

Letter from Henry Massingham (The Nation, 14 Henrietta Street, Convent Garden, London) to WSC explaining his criticism of WSC's speech in Birmingham [on 13 Jan 1909] on Liberal policy and the House of Lords. Makes particular reference to Welsh Disestablishment and social reform.

Dates: 27 Jan [1909]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Feb [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/35
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from WSC (Board of Trade) to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later Lord Oxford and Asquith] on the unnecessary difference between the Government and its supporters over whether the passing of the Budget or the ending of the House of Lords' veto should be tackled first. Draft in WSC's hand.

Dates: 18 Feb [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/42/52-63
Scope and Contents

Extracts from various speeches made by WSC in 1909 and 1910 on the intention of the Liberals to end the veto of the House of Lords if returned at the general election. Annotated typescript.

Dates: [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Feb 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/8/27
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (Buckingham Palace) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for forwarding newspaper cuttings [concerning the case of Edward Mylius]. He comments on the stance taken by individual newspapers and ends by hoping that the "govt will be ready to come to some arrangement to arrest the disastrous and evil manufacture of Peers" [to end the constitutional deadlock between the two Houses of Parliament]....
Dates: 06 Feb 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 22 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/5-7
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the speeches of [George] Barnes, F E Smith [later Lord Birkenhead], [William] O'Brien, [William] Moore, WSC and Walter Ling on proposals for Parliamentary reform.

Dates: 22 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 24 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/8-10
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: a debate over Free Trade and Protection between [Alfred] Mond and Samuel Storey [later Lord Buckton]; the maiden speech of [Eliot] Crawshay Williams; [Arthur] Balfour's speech in favour of Protection and WSC's comments on the issue. WSC also discusses the small Government majority and the task of carrying through "tremendous constitutional changes".

Dates: 24 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 25 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/13-15
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 25 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 28 Feb 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/16-18
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (House of Commons) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the resolution of the situation in the House of Commons by a statement from the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] which has pacified the Irish Nationalists and Radical Liberals; WSC 's prediction that there will not be a change of government or ministers until May; [Arthur] Balfour's reply to the Prime Minister; the speech of Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] concerning the...
Dates: 28 Feb 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 01 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/19-21
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the smooth progression of financial business; discussion of Government borrowing; WSC's opinion that the Government has not surrendered to the Irish [Nationalists] and his comments on the strength of the constitution.

Dates: 01 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 11 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/35-39
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the fact that the Vote on Account approved by the House of Commons will supply the Government for six weeks and is therefore indicative of the Government's uncertain position and the financial powers of the House of Commons; reaction by Austen Chamberlain and F E Smith [later Lord Birkenhead] to the Government's decision; Sir Edward Grey's statement of Foreign Office policy on the Belgian...
Dates: 11 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 14 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/40-42
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: a question by Lord Hugh Cecil [later Lord Quickswood] on the Government's intentions regarding the passage of the [1909] Budget; the effect of the Government's answer on the Irish Nationalists; WSC's observations on the unstable political situation and the lack of interest shown in discussion of the naval estimates.

Dates: 14 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 30 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/43-46
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: praise for a speech made by the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith]; comments on the inadequacies of a reply by [Arthur] Balfour; the imminent climax of discussions over the [1909] Budget and the veto of the House of Lords; and WSC's opinion that the King's intervention will be required to overcome the constitutional deadlock.

Dates: 30 Mar 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 02 Apr 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/47-50
Scope and Contents Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the debate on the motion that the resolutions on the veto of the House of Lords should go to committee; a speech by Sir Robert Finlay on the legal aspects of the reform of the House of Lords; the financial implications of general elections on Members of Parliament; WSC's speech on the necessity of intervention by the King (for which he takes full responsibility); and the Government's...
Dates: 02 Apr 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 15 Apr 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/54-56
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: the debate over the amendment to the resolutions on the veto of the House of Lords excluding measures affecting Royal powers; the introduction by the Conservative Party of an amendment to exclude Home Rule from the powers proposed for the House of Commons and the excited mood of the House during speeches by the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith] and [Arthur] Balfour.

Dates: 15 Apr 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 20 Apr 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/57-59
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 20 Apr 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.