Found in 124 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Major-General Cecil Macready [Director of Personal Services, War Office] (New Inn Hotel, Pontypridd, South Wales) to WSC concerning his role as commander of the military forces sent to the riots at Tonypandy (Glamorgan, Wales). He attributes the success of the co-ordination between the Metropolitan Police and the military to an excellent intelligence system and co-operation, and says that he is preparing a report on the events. Signed typescript.
Copy of the Police Review and Parade Gossip containing two marked articles relating to nominations for the King's medal submitted for approval by the Home Secretary, and a collecting fund established for the relief of Ex-Inspector [John] Syme. Covering note at CHAR 12/7/2.
Letter from Ramsay MacDonald (House of Commons) to WSC informing him of the cost of Mrs [Nellie] Syme's rent. Includes a note by Sir Edward Troup (8 August) [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] recommending that [WSC] should not pay any money to the Symes, as such a payment could be interpreted as "hush money". He encloses a copy of the Police Review and Parade Gossip [see CHAR 12/7/1] containing evidence of a fund being raised for Syme.
Letter from [WSC] (Home Office) to [Cecil] Norton [Assistant Postmaster General] objecting to a letter from Norton published in the newspapers concerning the case of Ex-Inspector [John] Syme [see CHAR 12/7/4] which is described as "not in accordance with ministerial responsibility or with fair play". Unsigned manuscript in the hand of WSC.
Newspaper cutting of a letter from Cecil Norton [Assistant Postmaster General] to Ex-Inspector [John] Syme expressing the hope that he will be re-instated [in the Metropolitan Police].
Letter from [Nellie Syme] the wife of Ex-Inspector [John] Syme (13J Chapter Street, Westminster [London]) to [WSC] pleading to be allowed to remain in her flat without paying rent. She urges [WSC] to deal justly with her husband's case and ask about "the treatment they receive at the hands of Reid and Shervington". Manuscript signed with initials.
Letter from Nellie Syme [the wife of Ex-Inspector John Syme] (13J Chapter Street, Westminster [London]) to [WSC] saying that her husband had not intended to threaten him in his letter [see CHAR 12/7/9-11] and including allegations against members [of the Metropolitan Police]. Signed manuscript.
Transcript of a letter from Ex-Inspector John Syme (13J Chapter Street, Westminster [London]) to Ramsay MacDonald concerning his dismissal and complaints against Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police]. He intends to expose WSC's "injustice" and adds "Must I kill my opponent with my own hand in order to force a crisis". Typescript, including covering sheet. Covering letter at CHAR 12/7/12.
Letter from [Ex-Inspector] John Syme (13J Chapter Street, Westminster [London]) to WSC concerning the "persecution" of Police Constable Greaves. He alleges that Greaves was transferred from Whitechapel [London] to Wapping [London] because he gave evidence against the police in favour of "Morrison" and urges an enquiry into Police methods. Signed manuscript.
Letter from George Edwards (New Scotland Yard) to an un-named addressee reporting on a meeting with [John] Kempster [editor of the Police Review and Parade Gossip] to discuss the case of [Ex-Inspector John] Syme at which it emerged that Kempster was not keen to publish the Commissioner's judgement on the case. Signed typescript.
Letter from Herbert Muskett (Wontner & Sons Solicitors, 40 Bedford Place, London) to WSC requesting that additional police papers concerning the case of Ex-Inspector [John] Syme should be made available to him. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Harry Granger (106 Shepherds Bush Road, London) to WSC concerning the case of Ex-Inspector John Syme, advising WSC to take care that he is not "snuffed out" for the sake of Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police]. He outlines the publicity surrounding the case; urges WSC to treat Syme justly; and offers to act as negotiator with Syme. Signed manuscript.
Copy of the Police Review and Parade Gossip containing a marked article on the case of Ex-Inspector John Syme. Covering letter at CHAR 12/7/25.
Copy of the Westminster Express containing two articles marked for attention: "What I Hear" by The Scout (containing a reference to the case of Ex-Inspector John Syme) and "Police 'Discipline' Scandal: the Syme case and an instance of excessive discipline." The latter is annotated by WSC "Sir E[dward] Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] Please speak to me about this".
Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to WSC. He is concerned that WSC may over-rule his decision to dismiss Inspector [John] Syme from the Metropolitan Police and explains that he acted with the approval of Herbert Gladstone [former Home Secretary], and that if his decision were repealed it would place him in an "intolerable position". Signed manuscript. The first page of the letter is CHAR 12/7/28.
Printed letter from Ex-Inspector John Syme (13J Chapter Street, Westminster [London]) to the Scottish Members of the House of Commons. He appeals for their assistance against [WSC's] decision to refuse him the right of appeal to the House of Commons on grounds that he was a police officer, and says that he is forwarding the letter to the Scottish newspapers. Signed.
Newspaper cutting from the Westminster Express of an article entitled "Ex-Inspector [John] Syme: the case for a full and independent enquiry".
Newspaper cutting from the Police Review and Parade Gossip of an article entitled "The Case of Ex-Inspector Syme" including correspondence between "an old Policeman" and John Syme.
Letter from Edward Burch, Vice Chairman of the St George's H[anover] S[quare] Liberal Association, (9 Elizabeth Street, Eaton Square [London]) to WSC concerning the case of Ex-Inspector John Syme. He calls attention to a "widespread feeling of discontent" and appeals for an enquiry into the treatment of Syme and for "simple justice" to be done. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Ex-Inspector John Syme (13J Chapter Street, Westminster [London]) to [WSC] enclosing a newspaper cutting from The People [marked "w 35"] concerning his dismissal. He appeals for an enquiry and criticises the system of police discipline. Signed manuscript.
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.
Letter from Ellis Griffith (3 (North) Kings Bench Walk, Temple [London]) to WSC advising him to reconsider his decision to hold an enquiry into the [treatment of suffragettes by the police] on 18 November 1910, in the light of the statements made by women in the crowd. Signed manuscript. Annotated by Edward Marsh "Ansd vy much regret can't depart from position indicated in H of C answers".
Note by Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to [Edward Marsh] concerning the contents of a letter to be written to [Edward] Pickersgill [on his question about the funding for the Metropolitan Police who were sent to the riots at Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Wales]. Sir Edward discusses the application of Section 25 [of the Police Act of 1890] and the Special Constables Act in this instance. Manuscript signed with initials. See CHAR 12/9/121 and CHAR 12/9/123.
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