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Constitutional law

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Cuttings, 1910-05-05 - 1912-02-17

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW I Press 19
Scope and Contents

Cartoons and photos of WSC as Home Secretary, on Clause Four, electoral reform, crime; articles of WSC’s speeches on reform of House of Lords, Aliens Act, Navy, Home Rule.

Dates: 1910-05-05 - 1912-02-17
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: Accessible on microfilm.
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Official: Cabinet: Conclusions 48 - 58., 29 Oct 1928 - 19 Dec 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/213
Scope and Contents Includes minutes of Cabinet meetings recording decisions on various subjects including: the illness of King George V and speeches by the King; reparations and Allied debts; foreign affairs including China, the Persian Gulf, the Soviet Union, Iraq and Germany; measures to combat unemployment including emigration; rating reforms; Indian contributions to the home effective charges of the British army; issues in the Irish Free State; relations with the United States; the naval base at Singapore;...
Dates: 29 Oct 1928 - 19 Dec 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Correspondence and notes., 04 Feb 1909 - 19 Jul 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/12
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: David Lloyd George on his and WSC's opposition to the naval building programme; Moreton Frewen on Bank of England policy and the issuing of 10 shilling notes; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith] , Prime Minister and Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton and Robert Milnes] objecting to a speech by WSC in which he forecast a dissolution of Parliament if the House of Lords proposed amendments to the 1909 [People's] Budget.Also includes press cuttings on speeches...
Dates: 04 Feb 1909 - 19 Jul 1909
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Correspondence and notes., 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on notes kept by [Lewis] Harcourt on Cabinet proceedings; Basil Blackett on reduction of taxes between 1906-1909; Lord Crewe [earlier Lord Houghton also Robert Milnes, Secretary of State for the Colonies] on Colonial Office estimates and affairs in Somaliland [later Somalia] (2); Admiral Charles Beresford; Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith, Prime Minister]; Sir Hubert Llewellyn Smith [Permanent Secretary to the Board of...
Dates: 1910
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 140 - 179., 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/32
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects, including: Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on subjects including the loan for the completion of the Benguela [Angola] Railway and the objections of the Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia] railway companies, the handling of Dominion affairs by the Colonial Office, moving the Imperial Institute to London University, granting oil concessions in Iraq to the Turkish Petroleum Company and the proposed Washington [United...
Dates: 29 Jan 1925 - 26 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet, Foreign and War Office: printed papers., Dec 1905 - Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/6
Scope and Contents Includes copies and drafts of official papers prepared by WSC, 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and officials of the Colonial Office. These papers also include the texts of correspondence from 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, General Sir Henry Hildyard, Acting Governor of the Transvaal, officials of the India Office and the Foreign Office, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Natal [South...
Dates: Dec 1905 - Dec 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 19 Feb 1930 - 25 Dec 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/91A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (19 February, 1900 Club) on the failure of the Labour Government, a 3 party General Election, the Labour and Liberal alliance, Conservative proposals for protective food taxation and agriculture.Typescript for WSC's speech (26 March, Harlow, Essex), entitled "The Economic Situation" on Conservative proposals for protective food taxation, the Labour and Liberal alliance, the next Labour Budget and agricultural policy. Also includes a note (1934) from Violet...
Dates: 19 Feb 1930 - 25 Dec 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 02 Mar 1935 - 12 Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/115A-B
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (21 March, Albert Hall, London, India Defence League Demonstration) entitled "Dead as Mutton" on the Government of India bill and his misgivings about the National Government. Part published: Complete Speeches V pp 5557-8.Notes for WSC's speech (26 September, City Carlton Club Luncheon, London) on German rearmament, Italian designs in Abyssinia [Ethiopia], and the League of Nations. Also includes: letter of support from Sir Austen Chamberlain. Published: Complete...
Dates: 02 Mar 1935 - 12 Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: speech notes and source material., 18 Feb 1937 - 25 May 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/125
Scope and Contents Notes for WSC's speech (18 February, [Grosvenor House, London] British Iron and Steel Federation Annual Dinner) on the state of the iron and steel industry and defence spending. Part published: Complete Speeches VI pp 5827-8.Notes for WSC's speech (22 February, [Porchester Hall] Paddington [London]) supporting the Municipal Reform Party in the London County Council election, criticising local Labour policy and Herbert Morrison [Leader of the LCC]. Source material includes election notes,...
Dates: 18 Feb 1937 - 25 May 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Sep 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/58/4
Scope and Contents

Cutting from the People: cartoon and article ridiculing WSC's proposal for regional parliaments in England; report of WSC's re-organisation of the Admiralty and his changes to Navy discipline.

Dates: 15 Sep 1912
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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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
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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.