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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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(Untitled), [Jun 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/19
Scope and Contents

The "Conciliation" Bill: is it democratic? An article by Henry Brailsford [honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage] reprinted, with additions, from the Daily Chronicle. Sent with CHAR 2/47/22.

Dates: [Jun 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Jun 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/20-21
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Henry Brailsford [honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage] (32 Well Walk, Hampstead, [London]) to WSC (Home Office) asking for advice about the scheduling of the second reading of the bill being promoted by the Committee.

Dates: 21 Jun 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Jul [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/22
Scope and Contents Letter from Henry Brailsford, honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage (32 Well Walk, Hampstead, [London]), to WSC noting that both the supporters of adult suffrage like David Lloyd George and opponents of it are against the bill being promoted by the Committee and hoping that men like WSC and [Augustine] Birrell who want a moderate solution will say so. Believes it is vital for the Bill to be sent to a Grand Committee and cites relevant precedents. Encloses an...
Dates: 08 Jul [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jul 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/23
Scope and Contents

Letter from Henry Brailsford [honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage] (32 Well Walk, Hampstead, [London]) to WSC accusing him of treachery as a result of his opposition to the bill being promoted by the Committee.

Dates: 12 Jul 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [12 Jul 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/24-25
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to Henry Brailsford [honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage] rejecting Brailsford's charge of treachery arising from his opposition to the bill being promoted by the Committee. Copy.

Dates: [12 Jul 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 Jul [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/26-28
Scope and Contents

Letter from Henry Brailsford, honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage, (32 Well Walk, Hampstead, [London]) to WSC rejecting WSC's assertion that he was not consulted about the bill being promoted by the Committee and repeating his complaint that WSC welcomed the formation of the Committee and yet vehemently opposed the bill it was formed to promote.

Dates: 13 Jul [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [14 Jul 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/33-34
Scope and Contents

Letter from [WSC] to 2nd Lord Lytton refuting Lytton's assertion that he (WSC) was consulted in the framing of the bill promoted by the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage and was therefore unjustified in calling it one- sided and undemocratic. Draft in WSC's hand. Typescript final version at CHAR 2/47/29-32, CHAR 2/47/54-57, and CHAR 2/47/58-60.

Dates: [14 Jul 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Jul 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/35
Scope and Contents

Note [by WSC ?on the militant campaigners for women's suffrage]: "no one can be their friend who is not their slave: and those who are their most servile slaves are their [most] futile friends.".

Dates: [Jul 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Jul 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/36
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to 2nd Lord [Lytton] refuting what he sees as Lytton's misrepresentation of his attitude and conduct with regard to the bill promoted by the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage. Draft in WSC's hand.

Dates: 15 Jul 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Jul 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/37-53
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by [WSC] giving a full account of his attitude and conduct with regard to the bill promoted by the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage and answering Lord Lytton's charges that he had acted in bad faith. Typescript. Headed: "not for publication.".

Dates: 19 Jul 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Apr 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/61
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to Henry Brailsford [honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage] agreeing to be quoted as welcoming the formation of the Committee and favouring the solution of the question of women's suffrage on non-party lines but expressing the wish not to be committed to a specific measure. Typescript copy. Another copy of this letter was enclosed with the original of CHAR 2/47/58-60.

Dates: 19 Apr 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Oct 1909 - 15 Jan 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/64
Scope and Contents

6 Jan 1910 15 Jan 1910 Cuttings from the Dundee Advertiser [Angus, Scotland]: remarks and speeches by WSC in Dundee [Angus, Scotland] on women's suffrage and old age pensions. With covering note. 8 pieces.

Dates: 19 Oct 1909 - 15 Jan 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Aug 1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/73-80
Scope and Contents

Memorandum [by Walter Jerred] on the addition to the electorate which would result from a scheme to extend the franchise to women over 25 years of age who have either brought up two or more children, have university or professional qualifications, or are serving on local authorities. Partly based on census figures from New South Wales [Australia] and New Zealand. Typescript. Sent with CHAR 2/47/72.

Dates: [Aug 1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [1910]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/47/83
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from Charles Masterman [Under- Secretary of State at the Home Office] to [WSC] on the opinion of the legal adviser to the Local Government Board on letting property in order to enfranchise women occupiers.

Dates: [1910]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Nov 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/20/115
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Letter from 2nd Lord Tweedmouth (? Castle, Kelso, [Roxburghshire, Scotland]) to WSC on WSC's Scottish tour. Believes the Government has recently become stronger and refers to the Dogger Bank convention, the Scottish Church quarrel, a redistribution bill reducing Irish representation and the summoning of a new Colonial Conference.

Dates: 27 Nov 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Aug 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/27/28
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Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Hotel Klinger, Marienbad, [Germany, later Marianske Lazne, Czechoslovakia]) to WSC on the by-election in the Cockermouth Division of Cumberland and the need for reform of the electoral and registration systems. Passes on the King's warning not to be too communicative with the Kaiser.

Dates: 25 Aug 1906
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [Sep 1904]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/100-102
Scope and Contents

Part of a letter from WSC (Blenheim Palace) to [James Southern] on the disfranchisement in local elections of limited liability companies and on other electoral reform issues. 2 drafts, one in the hand of Annette Anning, the other in the hand of WSC. For 2 more complete copies of this letter, see CHAR 2/17/105-109 below.

Dates: [Sep 1904]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Jun 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/103
Scope and Contents

Letter from James W Southern (Beechwood, Marple, [Lancashire]) to WSC (House of Commons) complaining of the disfranchisement in local elections of limited liability companies.

Dates: 21 Jun 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Sep 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/17/105-109
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street and Blenheim Palace) to James Southern on the disfranchisement in local elections of limited liability companies and on other electoral reform issues. 2 drafts, both in the hand of Annette Anning, one copy sent to Sir George Herbert Murray.

Dates: 23 Sep 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/31/3
Scope and Contents

Leaflets issued by the Liberal Publication Department, covering the budget of 1907, land reform and small holdings, registration of voters and Conservative proposals for Tariff Reform and the abolition of income tax. 6 items.

Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 13 May 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/34/46
Scope and Contents

Letter from Eliot Crawshay-Williams (14a Ashley Gardens, [London]) to WSC thanking him for his help whilst they were together at the Colonial Office and announcing his intention of seeking out a parliamentary constituency. Congratulates WSC on his victory in Dundee [Scotland] and urges him to get the Governmnent to take up the alternative vote in order to avoid "a catastrophe" at the next General Election.

Dates: 13 May 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 25 Aug 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/10-11
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir George Murray (Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, [London]) to WSC describing the difficulties of remedying the disfranchisement of limited companies in local elections.

Dates: 25 Aug 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Sep 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/18/13
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir George Murray (Penrhos, Holyhead, [Anglesey, Wales]) to WSC giving further thoughts on the difficulties of remedying the disfranchisement of limited companies in local elections.

Dates: 08 Sep 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), [23 May] [1930]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/170/111-112
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] to the Conservative Business Committee on the Conservative delegation's attitude in the recent conference on electoral reform.

Dates: [23 May] [1930]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), [29] [May] [1930]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/170/114-120
Scope and Contents

Memorandum by [Sir Samuel Hoare, later Lord Templewood] to the Conservative Business Committee on the recent conference on electoral reform, including the proposals of Sir Herbert Samuel [later Lord Samuel] and those of the Labour Party.

Dates: [29] [May] [1930]
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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