Found in 135 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from WSC to Cardinal Arthur Hinsley on lifting of the death sentence from six murderers in Belfast [Ulster, Northern Ireland].
Letter from WSC to John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] commending his decision to lift the death sentence.
Letter from John Andrews [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland] to WSC informing him of the decision to lift the death sentence from six murderers; with reply.
Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] on hardship inflicted on fishermen by illegal trawling, and the use of assigning ships to help the police against the trawlers. [Carbon].
Letter from Herbert Gladstone [later Lord Gladstone] (Home Office) to WSC on the case of William Taylor, a prisoner serving a sentence for the attempted murder of Judge Parry. Signed typescript.
Proofs of correspondence between WSC [Home Secretary] and John Galsworthy on abolishing solitary confinement in prisons, [from H V Marrot's biography of Galsworthy]. Covering letter CHAR 2/237/10. Date of proofs 1935.
Letter from A Morley Fletcher, Private Secretary to Katharine, Duchess of Atholl to the Private Secretary to WSC, enclosing a press cutting from the National Citizen, "Terrorism and Congress: The Sinn Fein of the East".
Letter from Edward Morgan (95 Railway Street, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC praising him for securing the release of juvenile offenders when he was Home Secretary.
Draft bill to amend the law "with respect to the treatment and punishment of certain offenders, the imprisonment of debtors, and the administration of justice" Annotated.
Letter from [? Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, Chairman of the Prison Commission] (Home Office) to [WSC] concerning the rough draft of a Bill [in respect of prisons and the administration of justice] [see CHAR 12/1/10] Manuscript signed with initials.
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].
Copy of letter from [WSC] to Lord Gladstone concerning [WSC's] decision [to improve the treatment of certain categories of prisoners] which he explains was independent. [WSC] adds that if he had foreseen the attitude which was taken by some of the press, he would have placed more emphasis on Lord Gladstone's views. Unsigned typescript.
Letter from Sir Rufus Isaacs [later Lord Reading] Attorney General (Fox Hill, Earley, Near Reading [Berkshire]) to WSC saying that he has received WSC's report on imprisonment for debt and will consider the issue before contacting WSC. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Sir Hubert Llewellyn-Smith [Permanent Secretary, Board of Trade] (Board of Trade) to [WSC] covering various issues including; the reception given to his speech on unemployment insurance; his opinion of proposals by the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George] to combine legislation on unemployment and invalidity insurance; and consideration of suggestions for altering the law on imprisonment for debt. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Francis Wellesley, a Justice of the Peace, (Westfield Common, Near Woking [Surrey]) to WSC praising WSC's measures to exclude petty offenders from prison for their effect on the juveniles with whom he works. He encloses a letter from one of his colleagues at Wandsworth prison [see CHAR 12/2/89] and a newspaper cutting from the Times (dating to 30 August 1910) of a letter he has written to the editor on the reforms. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Lord Loreburn [earlier Sir Robert Reid, Lord Chancellor] (Kingsdown, Deal [Kent]) to WSC on the subject of liquor reform which he describes as the "very root of all Social Reform", requesting information on the decline in arrests and convictions since the 1909-1910 Budget and increased duty on spirits. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Jesse Collings (Exmouth, Devon) to WSC thanking him for a letter concerning the sentence of Maud Nankwell and saying that he is sorry that WSC consulted the Salvation Army over the matter as their "hideous theology" prevents them from appreciating the good side of human nature; that the magistrates should have considered the case "in the spirit of modern treatment" and in relation only to the crimes with which Maud Nankwell was charged. Signed manuscript.
Letter from Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War] (28, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster [London]) to WSC expressing his agreement with WSC's plans for prison reform and treatment of tramps (with special provision for those who may be converted into "industrious citizens") and saying that these measures might be well-suited to the 1911 Parliamentary session. Signed manuscript annotated "public".
Letter from Horatio Bottomley (John Bull Editorial Offices, 67 Long Acre, London) to WSC concerning an enquiry instituted by Charles Masterman [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] into allegations by the John Bull newspaper concerning Akbar Reformatory. He requests that his Assistant Editor should be present at the enquiry and asks whether the implements of torture which were referred to in the article should be sent to WSC or produced at the enquiry. Signed typescript.