General Strike (1926)
Found in 86 Collections and/or Records:
Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes, typescript and press cuttings., 02 Jul 1926 - 08 Dec 1926
Draft statement to be made by the Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin] when announcing the decision of the government to legislate on Miners' Hours, covering miners hours and wages. Typescript marked "secret".
Draft proof of an article by WSC on the General Strike including: the railway strikes of 1911 and 1919; liaison with the Trade Unions; his decisions and concerns as Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Royal Commission; Ernest Bevin, Ramsay Macdonald and the Trade Union Congress; the press; Government organisation for the transport and distribution of food; the British Gazette and the end of the strike. Typescript proofs annotated with amendments and corrections in black ink by WSC.
Letter from Lady Oxford and Asquith [earlier Margot Asquith] (The Wharf, Sutton Courtenay, Berkshire) to WSC congratulating him on his speech [in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire] attacking David Lloyd George's conduct during the General Strike.
Message to WSC asking whether he wishes to reply to a statement by Ernest Bevin accusing him of preventing an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike.
Reply by WSC to a statement by Ernest Bevin accusing him of preventing an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. Annotated typescript. Another draft at CHAR 2/164/18-21. Final version at CHAR 2/164/23-27.
Letter from [Thomas Jones] (Offices of the Cabinet) to Donald Fergusson commenting on the draft of WSC's reply to the statement by Ernest Bevin that WSC had prevented an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike.
Reply by WSC to the statement by Ernest Bevin that WSC had prevented an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. Annotated typescript. Another draft at CHAR 2/164/14-16. Final version at CHAR 2/164/23-27.
Reply by WSC to the statement by Ernest Bevin that WSC prevented an agreement between the Cabinet and the trade unions which would have averted the General Strike. Carbon typescript copy. Other copies, without Bevin's statement, at CHAR 2/164/28-31 and CHAR 2/164/32-35.
Note by [? Sir William Joynson Hicks, later Lord Brentford] on part of Ernest Bevin's statement accusing WSC of preventing an agreement which would have averted the General Strike.
Letter from [WSC] to Thomas Naylor thanking him for pointing out that it was not the printers who refused to set up the "Daily Mail" article "for King and Country" on the eve of the General Strike. Carbon typescript copy.
Letter from Thomas Naylor, secretary of the London Society of Compositors (House of Commons) to WSC pointing out that it was not the printers who refused to set up the "Daily Mail" article "for King and Country" on the eve of the General Strike.
Letter from Felix Rose (Reform Club, Pall Mall, [London]) to [WSC] suggesting that Sir John Simon's speech on the unlawfulness of the General Strike be posted on hoardings, and offering his services to carry out this task.
Letter from J Y Simpson (25 Chester Street, Edinburgh, [Scotland]) to WSC advocating the production and distribution of a leaflet shortly stating the case against the General Strike.
Letter from H C Robbins, general manager of the Press Association Ltd (Byron House, 85 Fleet Street, London) to WSC quoting a telegram from Sir James Owen, vice-president of the Newspaper Society, reporting that printers returning to work have been victimised by their trade union and suggesting that a proclamation be made against such victimisation.
Letter from Lord Cecil of Chelwood [earlier Lord Robert Cecil] (Treasury Chambers) to WSC suggesting that special constables be recruited to perform ordinary police duties to enable regular police to form "an army of manoeuvre to be sent anywhere where it is necessary".
Resolution supporting the Government passed by a meeting of working women at Grays [Essex]). Sent with CHAR 2/147/87.
Letter from Wilfrid Ashley (Ministry of Transport) to [WSC] on his scheme for transporting by car members and officials of the House of Commons, for which no Labour members have put down their names.
Letter from WSC (Chartwell) to Sir Douglas Hogg [later 1st Lord Hailsham] enclosing an article from the "New Statesman" [see CHAR 2/147/92-93] and asking whether Hogg agrees that the assertion in it that WSC called for the military to be used in the General Strike is libellous. Signed typescript copy. Carbon copy at CHAR 2/147/106-107.
Article from the "New Statesman" entitled "Should we hang Mr Churchill or not?" attacking WSC's belligerent attitude during the General Strike. Sent with the original of CHAR 2/147/90-91. Another copy at CHAR 2/147/108.
Cutting from the Daily Mail: report of speech by David Lloyd George in which he joked that if Jesus Christ came to contemporary London his utterances would have been excluded from the "British Gazette". Sent with CHAR 2/147/111. With deprecatory annotation by [Frances Helen Pumfrey].
Letter from Frances Helen Pumfrey (Portway, Wantage, Berkshire) to the editor of the "Daily Mail" attacking Stanley Baldwin and the miners' leaders for leading them into strikes. Copy sent with CHAR 2/147/111.
Telegram from WSC to the Managing Director of the BBC [John Reith, later Lord Reith] asking him to accede to the request of Havelock Wilson to broadcast an appeal for industrial peace. Typescript copy.
Telegram from Havelock Wilson to WSC asking him to help in getting the BBC to allow Wilson to broadcast an appeal for industrial peace.
Letter from WSC to Sir James Hawkey blaming trade union extremists and Russian Bolshevik influences for the recent severe industrial unrest, including the General Strike, and expressing the Government's determination to defeat these forces. Carbon typescript copy.