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Electoral systems

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 10 [eventually entitled "Recovery and Reform" and included in volume 4, "The Great Democracies"]: first post-war revises [including some pre-war proofs]., [1938] - Sep 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/435
Scope and Contents

Includes manuscript and typed drafts and galley proofs (described as "draft", "second draft", or "first revise") for: chapters entitled "Reform and Beyond", "The Augustan Age", and "The Migration of the Peoples".With suggested corrections, amendments, and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: "D K" [Denis Kelly], "C C W" [Charles Wood], and [Violet Pearman].

Dates: [1938] - Sep 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 10 [eventually entitled "Recovery and Reform" and included in volume 4, "The Great Democracies"]: various pre-war proofs., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/411
Scope and Contents Includes typed drafts and galley proofs (marked printer's copy and first revise) for chapters entitled "The Crimean War", "Canada: 1660-1780", "Canada: 1780-1812", "The Loyalists", "New Zealand", "Australia", "The Locust Years (1815-32)", "The Monarchy and the Divorce (1820-22)", "Tory England (1822-27)", "The Dissolution of Eighteenth-Century England (1827-30)", "The Passing of the Great Reform Bill (1830-32)", "Reform and Beyond (1832-54)", "England: 1832-37", "England: 1837-46", "South...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": book 10, "Recovery and Reform" [eventually included in volume 4, "The Great Democracies"]: various post-war revises., Nov 1954 - Jan 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/436A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as first, second, third, fourth, penultimate, or last revise, "duplicate", or second draft) and manuscript and typed drafts for: provisional chapter lists; chapters entitled "The Locust Years" or "The Tory Peace" or "The Victory Peace", "Prelude to Reform" or "Canning and the Duke", "The Migration of the Peoples. I: Canada and South Africa", "The Migration of the Peoples. II: Australia and New Zealand", "Reform and Beyond" or "Reform and Free Trade",...
Dates: Nov 1954 - Jan 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volume 4, "The Great Democracies": final proofs., Jan 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/439A-B
Scope and Contents

Includes galley proofs of the entire volume [with the exception of the index]: introductory pages and books 10-12, "Recovery and Reform", "The Great Republic", and "The Victorian Age" [chapter 7 of which, "The Dawn of the Twentieth Century" is renamed "The South African War" in the published volume].With very minor suggested amendments and notes from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, etc.] including: [Alan Hodge].

Dates: Jan 1957
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1-4, "From Earliest Years to 1485", "1485-1688, The Tudors and Stuarts", "Confronting the French, 1689-1815", and "The Nineteenth Century" [eventually entitled "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies"]: superseded version (pre-war and post-war proofs)., [1938] - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/415A-E
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some described as "R E's" [returned empties] or debris; some marked first revise of 1 May 1954 or printer's copy) for: chapters or sections entitled "Church and State, 1066-1215, and the Quarrel with Beckett", "Tudor Rule", "Henry VIII and the Reformation", "Protestant and Catholic: the Reigns of Edward VI and Mary I", "Queen Elizabeth I", "Notes on the History of Law under the Tudors", "The Government of the Stuarts", "The Age of Expansion", "Charles I and the Great...
Dates: [1938] - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 1 to 4, "The Birth of Britain", "The New World", "The Age of Revolution", and "The Great Democracies": page proofs., 1955 - 1958

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/441A-D
Scope and Contents

Includes loose and bound page proofs for the above volumes, with suggested corrections, amendments, and notes [mainly for volume 1] from various people [secretaries, literary assistants, printers, etc.] or organisations including: "C C W" [Charles Wood], "A H" [Alan Hodge], WSC, [John] Sundell of Cassell [and Company], "D K" [Denis Kelly], Time-Life [International], and [George Gordon] Allen.

Dates: 1955 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 3 and 4 [eventually entitled "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies"]: main pre-war revise., [1938] - [1945]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/427A-B
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some marked printer's copy and revised galley) for: chapter lists; book 7, [eventually entitled] "[England's] Advance to World Power" featuring chapters entitled "William III and Europe", "The Spanish Succession", "Marlborough: Blenheim and Ramillies", "Oudenarde and Malplaquet", and "The Treaty of Utrecht"; book 8, "The First British Empire" featuring chapters entitled "The Monopoly of the Whigs", "The Austrian Succession and the Forty-Five", "Colonial America", "The...
Dates: [1938] - [1945]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples": volumes 3 and 4 [eventually entitled "The Age of Revolution" and "The Great Democracies"]: "New Discovery": spare proofs., [1938] - [1955]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/428A-C
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs (some "revised" or "first revise") for: chapter lists; book 7, [eventually entitled] "[England's] Advance to World Power" featuring chapters entitled "William III and Europe", "The Spanish Succession", "Marlborough: Blenheim and Ramillies", "Oudenarde and Malplaquet", and "The Treaty of Utrecht"; book 8, "The First British Empire" featuring chapters entitled "The Monopoly of the Whigs", "The Austrian Succession and the Forty-Five", "Colonial America", "The First World...
Dates: [1938] - [1955]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Daily Mail., Mar 1935 - Nov 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/519
Scope and Contents Proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "To-day's Great Problems at Home and Abroad" on the threat of war; "The Grave Weakness of Britain's Defences" on the need to build up the Forces; "The Miracle of Our Balanced Budgets" on changes to the economy since 1929, and the contradictions between economic problems and a balanced budget; "Is Parliament Merely a Talking Shop?" on government by debate and the influence of Socialist and Irish members of Parliament; "What is the...
Dates: Mar 1935 - Nov 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Electoral reform: proofs [for an unpublished book] (reprints of WSC articles and speeches by the Chiswick Press)., [1945] - [1950]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/73
Scope and Contents No file cover has been found for this file. Material accumulated has come from two sources.Material returned to the Archives Centre by Martin Gilbert [official biographer of WSC]: 1 page, an extract from an address by WSC to Essex Conservatives (15 December 1932) on elections and [4th] Lord Salisbury's [earlier Lord Cranborne] Committee, plus an envelope. These were replaced in this box in May 1998 to be incorporated into file CHUR 4/73 (which was duly noted missing in May 1998).Material...
Dates: [1945] - [1950]
Conditions Governing Access: Open (file cover and rest of file may be missing)
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Official: Cabinet: Franchise., 24 Apr 1927 - 07 Nov 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/183
Scope and Contents Includes various papers on the subject of the franchise including: a copy letter from WSC to [Stanley Baldwin] Prime Minister; 3 letters from Donald Fergusson [Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, WSC] on electoral qualifications and the numbers of women and men entitled to vote; a memorandum from the Home Secretary [Sir William Joynson-Hicks, later Lord Brentford] on equal franchise; a memorandum by the Registrar General [Sylvanus Vivian]; and figures for the increased...
Dates: 24 Apr 1927 - 07 Nov 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Franchise bill and the military vote., Jun 1912 - Mar 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/34
Scope and Contents Includes printed Cabinet papers on the franchise and registration bill and proposed amendments; a paper by WSC on the enfranchisement of soldiers and sailors; and an annual report of events in Germany.Also includes internal Admiralty departmental correspondence on the enfranchisement of the military including notes on the effect of the proposed bill in individual constituencies; and on the enfranchisement of the military in other countries including France, Germany and the United States....
Dates: Jun 1912 - Mar 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: notes and correspondence., 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/151
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] on relations with China and a budget prepared by WSC; [1st Lord] Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India] on the threat to Afghanistan by the Soviet Union; [Sir Maurice] Hankey [Cabinet Secretary]; Sir Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on foreign policy; Sir Robert Lynn on the resignation of [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster]; and George [1st] Lord Lloyd [of Dolobran].Also...
Dates: 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 1 to 25., 12 Jan 1928 - 01 Feb 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/191
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Samuel Hoare [later Lord Templewood, Secretary of State for Air] on the withdrawal of the Indian infantry division from Iraq; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] Home Secretary on bills for equal franchise and children; Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and...
Dates: 12 Jan 1928 - 01 Feb 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 51 to 79., 16 Feb 1928 - 12 Mar 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/193
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: [1st] Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] Secretary of State for India, on public opinion in India, the 'indianisation' of the Indian army and relations with Afghanistan; [1st] Lord Cave, Lord Chancellor, on salaries for County Court judges; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on relations between France and the United States and an arbitration treaty; Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later 1st Lord Brentford], Home...
Dates: 16 Feb 1928 - 12 Mar 1928
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 51 to 80., Feb 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/155
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: control of official histories; Wilfrid Ashley [later 1st Lord Mount Temple] Minister of Transport, and WSC on cross-river traffic in London; [Sir] Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton] President of the Board of Trade on safeguarding industries, the Brussels convention on state owned ships and a forecast of the trade outlook including details of various industries, exports and colonial...
Dates: Feb 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 81 to 100., Feb 1927 - Mar 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/156
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford], Home Secretary, Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, 1st Lord Cave, Lord Chancellor and [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood] on equal franchise and the effect of the enfranchisement of more women; a report by John Davidson, Chairman of the Unionist Party, on the distribution of female electors; notes of a deputation to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, on equal...
Dates: Feb 1927 - Mar 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 139., 10 Jan 1923 - 05 Mar 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/31
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Austen Chamberlain [Foreign Secretary] on subjects including higher commands in the Egyptian Army, the political outlook in the Far East, foreign policy and security, and the strength of the Egyptian Army; the decisions of the League council on reports of the investigations into the armaments of ex-enemy countries; Sir Cecil Hurst, Legal Advisor to the Foreign Office, on the armaments of ex-enemy countries; Walter...
Dates: 10 Jan 1923 - 05 Mar 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 221 to 245., Aug 1927 - Oct 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/162
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the trade outlook and poor economic situation including details of various industries, exports and colonial trade; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on a pact between France and the United States and the effect of the resignation of [1st] Lord Cecil [of Chelwood]; Chamberlain, HM Office of Works...
Dates: Aug 1927 - Oct 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 301 - 329., 20 Jun 1925 - 11 Jul 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/39
Scope and Contents Includes papers from various individuals on various subjects, including: Sir Francis Humphrys, British Minister Plenipotentiary at Kabul [Afghanistan] on the execution of an Italian subject in Kabul; 2nd Lord Lytton [Viceroy and Acting Governor- General of India] on the Italian reaction to the execution; Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, on the unclaimed pay of native carriers from the East Africa campaign, and suppressing the Kuomintang in Malaya [later Malaysia]; Sir Philip...
Dates: 20 Jun 1925 - 11 Jul 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: Reform of Parliament: notes and prints., 01 Oct 1909 - 31 Aug 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/17
Scope and Contents Printed Cabinet papers on various subjects including: relations between the House of Commons and the House of Lords including the latter's powers of veto; the financial impact of the rejection of the 1909 [People's] Budget by the Lords including the collection of taxes and duty on tea; the parliamentary register; the positions of Upper Houses in the Dominions and states in Europe; a draft bill for the reform of the constitutional position of the House of Lords and limitation of the power of...
Dates: 01 Oct 1909 - 31 Aug 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: copies of WSC's correspondence., 14 Oct 1954 - 07 Apr 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/6A-C
Scope and Contents Carbons of letters from WSC to a variety of prominent individuals including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament, Lords, foreign Heads of State, foreign ambassadors, British High Commissioners, Conservative parliamentary candidates, and others.Includes correspondence with Lady Violet Bonham Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury], Sir Ian Jacob [Director General of the BBC], 2nd Lord Camrose [earlier...
Dates: 14 Oct 1954 - 07 Apr 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 19 Jan 1927 - 30 Jun 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/45A-B
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Sir Richard Hopkins [Chairman of the Board of Inland Revenue]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Alfred Hurst; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War]; Sir...
Dates: 19 Jan 1927 - 30 Jun 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency, Epping [Essex]: correspondence H., Jan 1938 - Dec 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 7/46
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir James Hawkey, Vice-Chairman of Epping Division Conservative Association (19).Subjects include: proportional representation; local commerce; Felsted Grammar School [Essex]; constituency feeling towards WSC following the Munich [Germany] Crisis; founding a British Institute of Photographic Propaganda; general constituency business.Also includes: copy letters from WSC to Hawkey outlining his position on British foreign policy and the National Government; letters to...
Dates: Jan 1938 - Dec 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, A-H., Jan 1948 - May 1948

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/42
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Assistant Secretary, Woodford Conservative Association (15); Lena Prescott, Private Secretary, Ministry of Health (4); [David] Nenk, Ministry of Education (2); Sir James Hawkey, Chairman of Woodford Conservative Association, and John Harvey, Chairman, Woodford Young Conservative Association, on a visitor from South Africa meeting CSC. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretary Penelope Wall.Subjects covered by the file include:...
Dates: Jan 1948 - May 1948
Conditions Governing Access: Open (folios 119-20 opened in 2022).
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