Found in 463 Collections and/or Records:
Copy of letter from WSC (Home Office) to the Lord Chief Justice [Lord Alverstone, earlier Sir Richard Webster] concerning "the Dickman case" and enclosing a petition [not present] signed by thousands of people. Unsigned typescript.
Letter from Sir Charles Darling (Birmingham) agreeing with WSC's opinions [see CHAR 12/2/60] about the actions of the Court of Appeal and the Royal Prerogative in the case of R. versus Smith. He explains the reasoning of the Court of Appeal, expresses approval for WSC's proposals [concerning the administration of justice] and suggests an informal meeting with his colleagues to discuss them. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Jesse Collings (Exmouth, Devon) to WSC thanking him for a letter concerning the sentence of Maud Nankwell and saying that he is sorry that WSC consulted the Salvation Army over the matter as their "hideous theology" prevents them from appreciating the good side of human nature; that the magistrates should have considered the case "in the spirit of modern treatment" and in relation only to the crimes with which Maud Nankwell was charged. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Herbert Asquith (10 Downing Street) to WSC in which he advises that legal action should be taken over the assault on [Augustine] Birrell [by suffragettes on 22 November 1910] and over all cases of serious assault on the police. Manuscript signed with initials.
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.
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.
Copy of the judgement of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in a case of alleged immoral conduct by Rev John Wakeford, an Anglican clergyman.
Copy of the judgement of the Lord Chancellor in a divorce case between Miriam Colman and Frederick Colman arising from alleged non-consummation.
Letter from W J Davies, general secretary of the National Brassworkers and Metal Mechanics (70 Lionel Street, Birmingham), to WSC (Home Office) conveying the resolution of his society's annual conference thanking WSC for denouncing the remarks made by judges in dealing with labour questions. Signed typescript.
Letter from Alfred Emmott [Chairman of Ways and Means] (30 Ennismore Gardens, [London]) on the extent to which criticism of judges' decisions and the composition of the Bench is relevant to debate on the Trade Union Bill.
Cabinet memorandum by Lord Loreburn on the appointment of Justices of the Peace. 5, [1p]. Leaves printed on one side only.].
Letter from T Paynter Allen, secretary of the Marriage Law Reform Association (2 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey), to Councillor J Harrop of Manchester claiming overwhelming support for the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill among parliamentary candidates and asking about the view of "the Liberal candidate for North-West Manchester" [WSC].
Letter from Ivan Levinstein (Hawkes Moor, Wilbraham Road, Fallowfield, [Manchester]) to WSC offering to provide information on patents and describing the bad influence of patent lawyers on the President of the Board of Trade [Gerald Balfour].
Printed resolution by Ivan Levinstein on patent law amendment to be tabled at the autumnal meeting of the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the United Kingdom.
Cutting from the Manchester Guardian: letter from Ivan Levinstein on patent law reform.
Letter from William Clegg (Whirlow Green, Sheffield, [Yorkshire]) to WSC praising his performance as Under- Secretary of State for the Colonies, in particular his speech on [martial law in] Natal, [South Africa], but criticising the Lord Chancellor's policy on the appointment of JPs and the government's attitude to the Trades Disputes Bill.
Letter from Lord James of Hereford, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to WSC, on appointment of Justices of the Peace in Oldham [Lancashire].