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Constitutional law

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 187 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 09 Feb 1906 - 12 May 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Cecil Grenfell; Dudley Marjoribanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth, Military Secretary to Lord Selborne] and his wife (2); Abe Bailey (2); Leonard Courtney; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (4); Herbert de Reuter [Auguste Reuter] on criticism by WSC of bias in Reuter's coverage of South African affairs and the Munshi expedition in Nigeria (3); James Hutton, [Vice President] of the British Cotton Growing Association; Jan...
Dates: 09 Feb 1906 - 12 May 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 23 Apr 1906 - 30 May 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: ?William Solomon; representatives of Reuter's Telegram Company Limited including Herbert de Reuter [Auguste Reuter] on WSC's criticism of Reuter's press coverage of South Africa (4); Frederic Creswell (2); Joseph Robinson (3); 3rd Lord Denman and Gordon Forbes on diamond mining in Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; Flora, Lady Lugard on British administration in Nigeria (2); Cecil Grenfell; Joseph Chamberlain; 5th Lord Warwick and Moreton Frewen on the Eldama...
Dates: 23 Apr 1906 - 30 May 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 21 May 1906 - 28 Jun 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/12
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Abe Bailey; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (5); Moreton Frewen on timber leases and the [Eldama ravine, British East Africa, later Kenya] railway concession (3); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on subjects including his future prospects; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (2); Messrs Gregory, Eyles and Waring (4), and Messrs...
Dates: 21 May 1906 - 28 Jun 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 30 Mar 1906 - 31 Jul 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: General Sir John Maxwell thanking WSC on behalf of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, for his efforts in the case of a Captain Harrington (2); Israel Zangwill of the Jewish Territorial Organisation on the creation of a Jewish homeland in the British Empire; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (6); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2); Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on...
Dates: 30 Mar 1906 - 31 Jul 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Aug 1906 - 29 Aug 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/14
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Ripon; General Sir Ian Hamilton congratulating WSC on his speech on the Transvaal [South Africa] Constitution; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (2); 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII] on WSC's choice of uniform for German army manoeuvres; [Dewdney] Drew of the Friend newspaper, Bloemfontein [South Africa] (3); Frederick Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby, Assistant Private Secretary to...
Dates: 01 Aug 1906 - 29 Aug 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Oct 1906 - 30 Oct 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/16
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Percy Molteno MP (2) on subjects including racial bias among juries in the Orange River Colony [Orange Free State, South Africa] (2); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on subjects including alleged atrocities in Natal [South Africa] and Sir Frederick Lugard's [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria] railway scheme (3); Colonel Sir Percy Girouard on introducing the "Pioneer element" into East and West Africa;...
Dates: 01 Oct 1906 - 30 Oct 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, South Africa] through Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony] on German refugees in the Cape (3); James Kier Hardie on the ?Hansas Line in Nigeria; Sir Frederick Lugard [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria]; Joseph Robinson; James Ramsay Macdonald on the representation of Australian states at the colonial conference; Austen Chamberlain on a constituent's complaint...
Dates: 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/17
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Charles Eliot asking to be considered as successor to Sir Frederick Lugard as [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria]; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (3) on subjects including honours in Natal [South Africa], WSC's comments on departmental minutes and Colonel Sir Percy Girouard; Mackenzie King [Deputy Minister of Labour, Canada] sending a memorandum on strike breakers being brought into Canada from Great...
Dates: 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: South and East Africa: correspondence., 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Moses Gaster, Chief Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jew's Congregation, on obtaining land in the British Empire for a Jewish settlement; Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, later part of South Africa] on affairs in South Africa; Edward Peacock, Manager of the Morning Post; John Atkins; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary at the Colonial Office] on army finances in Sierra Leone; Herbert Samuel [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...
Dates: 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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"Parliament: A Survey", 1947 - 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 8/57
Scope and Contents Includes: correspondence with Sir Gilbert Campion [Clerk of the House of Commons] regarding publication; details of the agreement between LSA and Allen and Unwin, publishers; typescripts of lectures 'The Nature of British Parliamentary Government' and 'The Nature of the Constitution', including a copy of the latter annotated by Sir David Keir, Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford; papers circulated for the University of London Study Group on Parliamentary Government including...
Dates: 1947 - 1953
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Parliament No 2 Bill, 1969, and other changes to House of Lords, 1968-11 - 1970-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/2/1/12
Scope and Contents Correspondence, mainly on stopping the Parliament Bill [on reforming the House of Lords], with correspondents including: Lord Lambton and Sir [Thomas] Barnett Cocks [Clerk of the House of Commons] (2) on Lambton remaining in the House of Commons once he had disclaimed his title; Sir Anthony Wagner, Garter Principal King of Arms, on the hereditary principle of the House of Lords (3); [Thomas] Frederick Peart [Leader of the House of Commons]; John Boyd-Carpenter; Sydney Irving, Chairman of...
Dates: 1968-11 - 1970-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Parliamentary reform, 1988-06 - 1988-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 13/16
Scope and Contents

Includes: minutes and papers of the Parliamentary Affairs committee, on reform of the House of Commons; background papers on a Bill of Rights, including extracts from Hansard and report of a House of Lords select committee; papers on regional government; Treasury and Civil Service committee Next Steps report on Civil Service reform; notes on the House of Lords.

Dates: 1988-06 - 1988-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Political and other papers: devolution, 1972-05 - 1978-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/7
Scope and Contents

Papers of the Union Flag Group, on organising opposition to the Scotland and Wales Bill. Includes correspondence with George Gardiner, secretary to the group and [Margaret] Betty Harvie Anderson [later Baroness Skrimshire of Quarter] and extracts from speeches by Francis Pym, devolution spokesman.

Dates: 1972-05 - 1978-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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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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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, C-D., Jan 1943 - Jun 1944

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/464
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: "E R" [Eleanor Roosevelt] and John Russell [2nd Secretary] (British Embassy, Washington [United States]) (2) on communications with a US sculptor Stirling Calder and his bust of WSC; [1st] Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry], High Commissioner for Canada [in the United Kingdom] Vincent Massey, Chilean Ambassador [to Great Britain] Manuel Bianchi, and Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia Jan Sramek, on WSC's health problems; Sir Newman Flower, Director of Cassell and...
Dates: Jan 1943 - Jun 1944
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Conservative Party answers to election questionnaires., 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/124
Scope and Contents

Contains questions and answers prepared by Conservative and Unionist Central Office on a variety of election issues including: agricultural matters; animal welfare; various aspects of foreign affairs including China, Germany, Japan, Persia [Iran], South Africa, and Mexico; civil servants; education; housing matters; the health service; women; transport particularly by road; pensions; economic affairs including taxation; the constitutional position of Scotland and Wales.

Dates: 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., Mar 1946 - Dec 1946

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/42A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor] (3); Prime Minister Clement Attlee (2); Patrick Donner; Bhimrao Ambedkar of the All-India Scheduled Castes Federation (9); Sir Walter Monckton (3); Sir Hamidullah Khan, Nawab of Bhopal (5); 1st Lord Wavell [Viceroy and Governor-General of India] (2); R A Butler (13); Sir Edward Souter; 6th Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour]; Mahomed Ali Jinnah (3); Colonel Oliver Stanley; Charles Eade [Editor] of the Sunday Dispatch; Enoch...
Dates: Mar 1946 - Dec 1946
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., 1942 - Dec 1947

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/43A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Simon [of Stackpole Elidor]; Prime Minister Clement Attlee (7); Leslie Rowan [Principal Private Secretary to Attlee] (4); Francis Turnbull [Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for India] (2); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; Enoch Powell; 1st Lord Cherwell [earlier F A Lindemann]; Mahomed Ali Jinnah (4); R A Butler; Harold MacMillan [later 1st Lord Stockton] (2); General 1st Lord Ismay [Chief of Staff of Lord Mountbatten of Burma, last...
Dates: 1942 - Dec 1947
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence and papers on India., Sep 1947 - May 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/44
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Henry Spalding; Leo Amery (2); Prime Minister Clement Attlee; 1st Lord Swinton [earlier Philip Lloyd Greame and Philip Cunliffe Lister] (2); Waris Ameer Ali (2); Douglas Marshall; Sir Waldron Smithers. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt and Jo Sturdee ("N S") [later Lady Onslow].Subjects covered by the file include: India's position in the British Commonwealth; the Indian Constitution and the position of the King; the...
Dates: Sep 1947 - May 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence and papers on Scottish policy., Dec 1949 - Nov 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/93
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: James Stuart (15); Iain MacLeod, [Head of Home Affairs] Conservative Research Department (2); Andrew Gibb; Sir Arthur Young, Scottish Unionist Whip (3); Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); Henry Spence; Patrick Blair [Political Secretary to Chairman of Unionist Party in Scotland]; George Williamson, President, Scottish Unionist Association, on a visit by Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon]; John MacCormick, Chairman, Scottish...
Dates: Dec 1949 - Nov 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: correspondence on Conservative attitude to proposed reform of the House of Lords through amending the Parliament Act 1911., Oct 1947 - Nov 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/66
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office]; "Bobbety", 5th Lord Salisbury [earlier Robert Gascoyne Cecil and Lord Cranborne] (5); James Stuart [Chief Opposition Whip]; 2nd Lord Astor of Hever Castle [earlier Waldorf Astor]; Sir David Maxwell Fyfe [later 1st Lord Kilmuir]; Prime Minister Clement Attlee; Nigel Colman, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations....
Dates: Oct 1947 - Nov 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: drafts for the Conservative Party manifesto for the October 1951 election., Sep 1951 - Oct 1951

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/122
Scope and Contents Includes: annotations and notes by WSC on draft pages of the manifesto, and the policy statement, "Britain: Strong and Free"; October 1950 National Bank of New York [United States] monthly letter; Conservative Research Department paper; correspondence from R A Butler.Subjects covered include: economic affairs including taxation; the constitution; nationalised industries; the rearmament programme including the introduction of an excess profits tax; Commonwealth and foreign relations including...
Dates: Sep 1951 - Oct 1951
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Select Committee on Procedure., 26 Mar 1958 - 28 Jan 1959

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/138
Scope and Contents Correspondents on Parliamentary procedure, mainly MPs, include: Richard Barlas, Clerk to the Select Committee (8); Eric Johnson; Tudor Watkins, Honorary Secretary, Welsh Parliamentary Party; Sir Robert Grimston; Charles Royle [Labour Party Whip]; Sir Peter Roberts; Edward Iwi [Examiner, Law Society]; Godfrey Lagden; Lynch Maydon; Frederick Corfield; James Stuart [later 1st Lord Stuart of Findhorn], Chairman of the Committee, on whether WSC would wish to be on the Committee; Malcolm...
Dates: 26 Mar 1958 - 28 Jan 1959
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence Bo - By., 12 Jan 1951 - 21 Jun 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/181A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Brookeborough [earlier Sir Basil Brooke, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] (2); Lady Violet Bonham-Carter Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury], Vice-President, Liberal Party and Chairman, National Television Council, on subjects including reform of the House of Lords, commercial television, the amateurism of Dwight Eisenhower in politics, her support for WSC, WSC's retirement, "The...
Dates: 12 Jan 1951 - 21 Jun 1961
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence O - R., 01 Nov 1945 - 22 Dec 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/164
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Ridley Pakenham-Walsh [former literary assistant to WSC] on General Douglas MacArthur's view of WSC's achievement in holding back the Allied invasion of Europe; 5th Duke of Palmella, Portuguese Ambassador to Britain; George Paynter (3); 1st Lord Portal of Hungerford, President, Ex-Services Welfare Society; CSC on Portal; 1st Lord Portal of Laverstoke; 11th Lord Queensberry [earlier Lord Drumlanrig] on correspondence between WSC and Lord Alfred Douglas in his book...
Dates: 01 Nov 1945 - 22 Dec 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open