Found in 130 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Horatio Bottomley (John Bull Editorial Offices, 67 Long Acre, London) to WSC enclosing a memorandum concerning the Akbar School Enquiry prepared by the Assistant Editor of the John Bull newspaper [see CHAR 12/3/26-29] and requesting an appointment with WSC to discuss this and another Home Office matter. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Horatio Bottomley (56a, Pall Mall, London) to WSC marked "personal" in which he says that WSC's unsigned letter hurt him greatly; that he regarded their conversation [concerning the Akbar School enquiry] as private "so far as either the Press or the House was concerned" but that he did not think that WSC would object to him mentioning the matter to his Assistant Editor; and apologising for any mistake he has committed and for not calling on WSC in person. Signed manuscript.
Letter from WSC (Home Office) to Horatio Bottomley saying that he regarded their conversation [concerning the Akbar School enquiry] as private and therefore did not expect to receive a statement from Bottomley's Assistant Editor [see CHAR 12/3/26-29]. He adds that Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] will be glad to receive a representation from their Commissioner and the names of witnesses who should be called. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (37 Chapel Street, Belgrave Square [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary. He remembers that WSC had said he would reform prison discipline if made Home Secretary and promises to provide WSC with a memorandum on the subject of prison reform. He adds that by announcing that he was considering such reform, WSC would avoid persecution by the suffragettes. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Walter Runciman (8 Barton Street, Westminster [London]) to WSC marked "private" concerning Wemyss Grant-Wilson, a friend of his, who is to see WSC about extending the work of the Borstal Association to cover adult convicts, at a meeting with "some of the religious folk". Sir Walter suggests that WSC should meet Grant-Wilson before this as he is the owner of one of the Haydock collieries in Lancashire and is well informed about industry and "young ruffians". Signed manuscript.
Copy of a letter from [a Home Office official] to John Galsworthy thanking him on behalf of WSC for his letter [see CHAR 12/4/21] and informing him that the issue of solitary confinement is under consideration and that WSC hopes to make an announcement shortly. Unsigned typescript.
Letter from Ralph Blumenfeld [editor of the Daily Express] (St Bride Street, London) to WSC concerning their agreement over prison reform, which is described as a non-partisan issue. Signed manuscript.
Letter from John Heaton (Schifferstrasse, 82/86, Frankfurt [Germany]) to [?Edward Marsh] concerning a speech by WSC on prisons and prisoners. He offers to use his influence to ensure the publication of the speech; asks [Edward Marsh] to secure WSC's consent; and says that his own name would not appear in connection with the publication. Signed manuscript, annotated by [? Edward Marsh] (30 July).
Letter from John Heaton (Schifferstrasse, 82/86, Frankfurt [Germany]) to WSC expressing pleasure that WSC has agreed to revise his speech on prisons and prisoners for publication. He explains that his objection to his name being associated with the publication is that he is not an authority on the issue. Signed manuscript, annotated by Sidney Harris that [WSC] is expecting a proof to correct (8 July).
Letter from Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise [Chairman of the Prison Commission] to WSC thanking him for "kind words" at the end of the Annual Report. Sir Evelyn says that he will discuss action to be taken on WSC's minute on prison reform with Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office]. He describes WSC's proposed reform as "tremendous". Signed manuscript annotated by Edward Marsh.