Found in 130 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Letter from Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise [Chairman of the Prison Commission] to [WSC] in response to a letter from [WSC], saying that he has prepared a draft letter to the P[rime] M[inister] and a memorandum on prison reform, and has left instructions concerning [WSC's] visit to Dartmoor [prison, Devon] and Borstal. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Henry Massingham [editor of the Nation] (14 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London) to WSC asking him to write an article on prison reform for the Nation. He suggests several possible subjects including young offenders and solitary confinment, and says that the fee would be 20 guineas. Signed manuscript annotated by WSC.
Letter from John Heaton (33 Eaton Square, London) to WSC thanking him for replying to him about the Shops Bill, and informing him that the pamphlet about prison reform [see CHAR 12/4/36 and CHAR 12/4/37] has been well received "in all thoughtful circles". He also suggests that WSC establish a prison farm, as this idea proved successful in Jamaica. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Constance, Lady Battersea [earlier Constance de Rothschild], a member of the Prison Board of Aylesbury [Buckinghamshire] (The Pleasaunce, Overstrand, Norfolk) to WSC expressing appreciation for the "spirit of reform" in prison management. She mentions the provision of chairs in prison cells, plain glass windows, lectures and concerts. Signed manuscript annotated with a note to Edward Marsh.
Confidential report entitled "Abatement of Imprisonment Committee: Report" addressed to WSC concerning a proposed Bill covering imprisonment for minor offences and prison treatment. Annotated with handwritten corrections [in the hand of Sir Edward Troup, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office].
Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge [later Lord Stamfordham, Permanent Secretary to King George V] (York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk) to WSC thanking him on behalf of the King for forwarding newspaper cuttings relating to [Edward] Mylius' criminal libel against the King. He also discusses the recent "outrages by foreigners" [a reference to the "Siege of Sidney Street"] which the King hopes will make WSC re-consider the Aliens Act. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC concerning the actions of Major Wodehouse [at the "Siege of Sidney Street"] particularly the requisition of guns. Signed manuscript annotated by WSC.
Letter from Josiah Wedgwood (Moddershall, Staffordshire) to WSC asking him not to be "rushed into exceptional laws against Anarchists" [as a result of the "Siege of Sidney Street"] as "human life does not matter a rap compared with the death of ideas". Signed manuscript.
Summary of the numbers of remissions granted for reasons other than medical grounds in 1909 and 1910. Typescript with manuscript alterations.
Draft bill concerning punishment and the administration of justice to amend the law concerning "the treatment and punishment of certain offenders, the imprisonment of debtors, and the administration of justice in the courts of Summary Jurisdiction" See CHAR 12/1/9. Annotated with handwritten corrections [? by Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, Chairman of the Prison Commission].
Letter from John Galsworthy (Wingstone, Manaton, Devon) to WSC asking him to read his open letter to the Home Secretary [?on prison reform] in the Nation and to advocate the plea therein if he agrees with it.