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(Untitled), [1911]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/7
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Report on the case of Rowland Hoy, John Chesney and Edward Hipson who were charged with the attempted murder of William McLoughlin including transcripts of statements made by witnesses. Typescript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/6.

Dates: [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), 10 Jan 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/13-14
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Draft letter from WSC to Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour] in reply to his criticisms [see CHAR 12/9/15-16] of WSC's interference with the discretion of magistrates and the treatment of those involved with suffrage demonstrations [in November 1910]. Typescript signed and annotated by WSC.

Dates: 10 Jan 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), 06 Jan 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/15-16
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Letter from Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour](49 Mount Street, London) to Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] criticising Home Office circulars to magistrates; WSC's interference with the discretion of magistrates; and the treatment of those involved with suffrage demonstrations [in November 1910]. Signed typescript.

Dates: 06 Jan 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), 16 Jan 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/18
Scope and Contents Newspaper cutting from the Times of a letter from Sir Alfred Wills (Saxholm, Basset, Near Southhampton [Hampshire]) concerning the case of David Davies [also known as David Evans] "the old shepherd of Dartmoor [Devon]" who had been sentenced to a period of preventative detention in addition to a sentence of penal servitude for stealing from a church collecting box. Wills includes criticism of [WSC's] decision to exercise "useless and mischievous clemency" in the case, and of the inaccurate...
Dates: 16 Jan 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), [Jan] [1911]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/19-27
Scope and Contents Part of a draft letter from WSC (Home Office) concerning the case of David Davies ["the old shepherd of Dartmoor [Devon]"] whose sentence WSC reprieved including discussion of the following points: Davies' criminal record which demonstrates sentences of "extraordinary severity" in comparison to examples taken from Calendars of Criminal Sessions; quotes from a petition made by Davies in 1909; the public attention which has been created by WSC's actions regarding the case; and the comments...
Dates: [Jan] [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), 29 Jan 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/31-32
Scope and Contents Letter from Francis Wellesley (Westfield Common, Near Woking [Surrey]) to WSC thanking him for his letter concerning F Brown and discussing sentencing policy. He points out that it is not the methods of punishment available, but the way in which the law is administered which is at fault; and says that the money he collects to support Prisoners' Aid Societies is spent in "'providing ambulances at the bottom of the cliffs' because the responsible authorities 'refuse to place rails at the...
Dates: 29 Jan 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), Jan 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/34
Scope and Contents Printed letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] explaining legislative changes proposed by [WSC] which would give the Courts increased discretionary powers and new forms of summary discipline. He includes the following proposals: classification of petty offenders into "Occasional" and "Habitual"; the introduction of a "Defaulters Drill" as punishment for juvenile offenders; the substitution of immediate punishment instead of fines; the abolition of...
Dates: Jan 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), 21 Feb 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/53
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Letter from Augustine Birrell (Irish Office, Old Queen Street [London]) to WSC concerning the prosecution of two women [suffragettes] who attacked him in November [1910]. He says that he does not wish them to be prosecuted in view of the publicity which a public trial would attract. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/9/52.

Dates: 21 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), 21 Aug 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/4/39
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Letter from Sir Edward Grey (Balmoral Castle) to WSC concerning two capital cases and the execution of Pickman. He describes this aspect of WSC's post as "beastly" and says that he thought a great deal about the men who were to be hung. He ends by hoping that WSC is having a good time and adds a postscript "You: Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven". Signed manuscript.

Dates: 21 Aug 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), 23 Aug [1910]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/4/42-43
Scope and Contents Letter from [Edward Marsh] (Home Office) to WSC including the following points: the reaction to WSC's memorandum on prison reform by Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise [Chairman of the Prison Commission] and Mr Blackwell (who criticised the plans for a board to ensure uniform sentencing policy and the system of classified institutions); WSC's proposed visit to Dartmoor [prison, Devon] and the remaining preparation of the Shop Hours Bill. He also encloses two novels by [Elizabeth] Arnim [not present]....
Dates: 23 Aug [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 Oct 1910

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/4/45
Scope and Contents Letter from Herbert Asquith (Archerfield House, Dirleton R S O, East Lothian, Scotland) to WSC approving of WSC's interest in penal reform and including: mention of his own efforts at prison reform when Home Secretary; commendation of Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise [Chairman of the Prison Commission]; and agreement with WSC's opinions on short sentences and the classification of offences. Asquith expresses reservations concerning the abolition of imprisonment for debt, although he agrees that the...
Dates: 02 Oct 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), 12 Feb 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/4/62-65
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Telegram from Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] (East Grinstead [East Sussex]) to WSC concerning a statement about habitual criminals which is due for publication in the press. He considers that one paragraph, which, if it were justified, would force his resignation, is a "misrepresentation of the facts" and urgently advises that it should not be included. Manuscript.

Dates: 12 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), 13 Mar 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/94-95
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Copy of a letter from [a Home Office Official] to David Lloyd George concerning payment for the expenses of the [Metropolitan] Police [sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales] including discussion of legal proceedings and the likelihood that a case would be lost; retrospective legislation; and a grant from the Treasury. Typescript.

Dates: 13 Mar 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), 17 Mar 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/104-106
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Copy of a letter from [WSC (Home Office)] to the Lord Chief Justice concerning contradictions in police evidence given at the Central Criminal Court in the case of Stinie Morrison. He asks for the Lord Chief Justice's opinion on the possibility of conducting an enquiry into the matter. Typescript. See CHAR 12/9/107-109 and CHAR 12/9/110-112.

Dates: 17 Mar 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), 17 Mar 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/107-109
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Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to the Lord Chief Justice concerning contradictions in police evidence given at the Central Criminal Court in the case of Stinie Morrison. He asks for the Lord Chief Justice's opinion on the possibility of conducting an enquiry into the matter. Typescript with manuscript corrections. See CHAR 12/9/104-106 and CHAR 12/9/110-112.

Dates: 17 Mar 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), 17 Mar 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/110-112
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Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Lord Chief Justice concerning contradictions in police evidence given at the Central Criminal Court in the case of Stinie Morrison. He asks for the Lord Chief Justice's opinion on the possibility of conducting an enquiry into the matter. Typescript. See CHAR 12/9/104-106 and CHAR 12/9/107-109.

Dates: 17 Mar 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), 18 Mar 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/9/114
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Letter from Lord Alverston [earlier Sir Richard Webster, Lord Chief Justice] (Hornton Lodge, Pitt Street, Kensington [London]) to [WSC] advising that an enquiry [into the contradictions in police evidence in the case of Stinie Morrison] should not be conducted. He adds that he will write again after speaking to Sir Charles Darling. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 18 Mar 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), 20 Jun 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/36-37
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Copy of a letter from [WSC] concerning the execution of Garrod which was not postponed on account of the [Coronation] ceremony and which was not suitable for the exercise of the prerogative of mercy. Unsigned typescript.

Dates: 20 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Jun 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/41
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Copy of a letter from WSC (Home Office) to Robert Marsham marked "confidential" thanking him for considering the suggestion [that he should retire from his position as Police Magistrate at Bow Street Court] and explaining that because of the absence of Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] and the Mines Bill it would be convenient for the Home Office if there were a vacancy among the London Magistrates. Manuscript in the hand of Edward Marsh.

Dates: 26 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jun 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/42
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Letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to WSC reporting that [Robert] Marsham is unlikely to retire from his position [as Police Magistrate at Bow Street Court] to "provide a seat for Mr [Charles] Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office]". He mentions [John] Rose [Police Magistrate at Tower Bridge Court] "whose health is so bad that he might be pressed to retire". Manuscript signed with initials.

Dates: 27 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Jun 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/43
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Letter from Robert Marsham (Police Court, Bow Street [London]) to WSC marked "confidential" saying that he is not prepared to retire from his position as Police Magistrate. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 27 Jun 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Sep 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/88
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Letter from Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading, Attorney General] (Hotel Panhans am Semmering [Austria]) to WSC concerning the appointment of [Alan] Lawrie [as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions]. Signed manuscript.

Dates: 20 Sep 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Sep] [1911]

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/89
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Draft letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to the Attorney General [Sir Rufus Isaacs, later Lord Reading] recommending that [Alan] Lawrie be appointed as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions. Manuscript in the hand of Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office].

Dates: [Sep] [1911]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1911 - 05 Oct 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/90
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Note from WSC (Archerfield House, Dirleton [East Lothian] Scotland) to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] asking him to prepare the papers for the appointment of [Alan] Lawrie [as Vice Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions]. Manuscript initialled by WSC with subsequent note by Sir Edward concerning the submission of [Alan] Lawrie's name to King George V.

Dates: 29 Sep 1911 - 05 Oct 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 09 Oct 1911

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/10/102
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Letter from Robert Wallace [Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions] (2 Campden Court Mansions, Kensington [London]) to Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] asking for information concerning the appointment of a [Deputy Chairman of the London Quarter Sessions] as the sessions are due to start the following day. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/10/103.

Dates: 09 Oct 1911
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open