General Strike (1926)
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
Print of WSC's Budget statement on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund, simplification of income tax, tax evasion, indirect taxation, the McKenna Duties, wine and tobacco duties, the Road Fund and beer duties.
Speech notes for WSC's Budget statement on the effects of the General Strike and coal dispute, revenue (1926-1927) and expenditure (1926-1928), post-war Government departments, the National Debt, war debts, the sinking fund, simplification of income tax, tax evasion, indirect taxation, the McKenna Duties, wine and tobacco duties, the Road Fund and beer duties.Typescript laid out in "psalm style" with manuscript annotations in red and black ink by WSC.
Copies of The Evening Standard, Evening Gazette, and Evening News all published during the General Strike, 1926-05-08 - 1926-05-11
Copy of a letter from WSC to "Charlie", 7th Lord Londonderry [earlier Lord Castlereagh], 03 Nov 1926
Report by Sir Malcolm Fraser, Controller of the Stationery Office, on subjects including: the decision to produce a daily newspaper; requisitioning the offices of the "Morning Post"; use of volunteers; distribution of the British Gazette; requisitioning of a paper mill and paper from newspapers and paper manufacturing; difficulties of obtaining men to work; and circulation figures for the "British Gazette" 'the largest of any daily paper in any part of the world at any time'.
Cuttings on the economy: Budget (attacks on WSC’s handling including speech by David Lloyd George, and release of the new budget); General Strike and subsequent negotiations; Trade Unionism; war debts of France; taxation (especially betting); Bank Rate.
International/National affairs: WSC’s visit to Belfast, Ulster, problems with Soviet Union, Agricultural Policy; rumours of WSC being made first Minister of Defence.
Includes: letter from LSA to his constituency (Sparkbrook, Birmingham [Warwickshire]), explaining why he could not leave London, and putting the Government position on the strike; issue of the British Gazette; issue of the Birmingham Central strike bulletin; issues of Punch, produced during and after the strike; Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the strike.
The records include records (transcripts, video and audio tapes) of interviews with people regarding their (or their relatives') personal recollections of Sir Winston Churchill or their experiences of events related to Sir Winston's career (e.g. the bombing of Dresden). There are also files of transcripts of Sir Martin Gilbert's 'pieces to camera'.
Letter from William Codling [Controller, HM Stationery Office] to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC], 01 Jun 1926
Letter from William Codling (Stationery Office) to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] reporting on the possibility of protecting the use of the title "The British Gazette" for use by the Crown. He advises that it would be possible to achieve this through legislation. Signed typecript. Annotated by WSC "No legislation" and by Marsh "Mr Codley so informed."
Literary: Business Correspondence concerning "The World Crisis" and its sequel "The Aftermath" [published as Volume 4]., 25 Sep 1923 - 15 Jun 1939
Correspondence with representatives of Curtis Brown Limited concerning: negotiations with Charles Scribner on the publication of an American edition; negotiations with Thornton Butterworth Limited; world-wide serialisation of the books; contracts; financial agreements on advances and commission to be paid to WSC; and sales figures for "The Aftermath".Includes material on the disruption caused by the General Strike.
Memorandum from WSC to Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary, Treasury] and Sir Russell Scott [Controller, Treasury], 22 Feb 1927
Memorandum from WSC on the proposed Trade Unions bill and the Civil Service, commenting "Everyone knows that efforts were made to get the Civil Service to strike" during the General Strike. Typescript.
Paper on the "rights and wrongs" of the coal dispute which led to the General Strike on subjects including: slump in trade in coal; subsidy of miners' wages; report of the Coal Commission and reaction of the miners; attitude of the coal owners; failure of negotiations; and rates of pay for miners. Typescript. In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".
Paper on beliefs about the causes of the General Strike including: the closing of the "Daily Mail" and other threats to newspapers; lookout notices issued by coal owners; and on the need for the government to issue information in printed form and through using trained speakers. Carbon typescript with manuscript additions, annotated "Keep". In file of papers labelled "Various reports issued during Strike".
Includes newspapers published during the General Strike.
Minutes of a meeting between WSC and members of the Newspaper Proprietors' Association and the Newspaper Society on issues connected with the British Gazette, such as printing, distribution, finding men to work during the strike and whether it is a Government publication.
Complete set of the British Gazette.