Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:
Questions and answers arising from the House of Commons Private Notice question put by Commander Carlyon Bellairs to Andrew Bonar Law on the need for Ministers of Cabinet rank to be present when important matters, such as the Women's Enfranchisement Bill, are being discussed in Standing Committee. Sent with CHAR 2/105/78.
Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Rust-en-Vrede, Muizenberg, Cape Town, [South Africa]) to WSC reporting that he nearly died from a heart attack, criticising Lady Simon for supporting the natives in South Africa and opposing the granting of votes to women.
Letter from T H Deakin, mining engineer (Parkend, Lydney, Gloucestershire) to WSC arguing that Labour will gain votes through some people being "gulled" by their apparent moderation and through the extension of votes to women of 21 years of age and above, a measure which WSC should urge Liberal leaders to oppose with the Conservatives.
Letter from Charles Scott [editor of the Manchester Guardian] (The Guardian Office, Manchester) to WSC thanking him for his decision about the treatment of suffragettes which "needed courage and sense", expressing concern about the political outlook and asking to see WSC. Signed manuscript.
Copy of a letter [from H V Marrot's biography of John Galsworthy] from Galsworthy to WSC [Home Secretary], congratulating him for his backing of the [Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill], and deploring militant suffragism. Manuscript. Date of copy 1935. Covering letter CHAR 2/237/14.
Note from [Sir Edward Troup, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to WSC enclosing notes on the principles of political franchise and suggestions for the enfranchisement of women [see CHAR 12/2/56-59]. Manuscript signed with initials, annotated by WSC "Put by among my private papers: but keep handy" (25 August).
Letter from Herbert Asquith (10 Downing Street) to WSC in which he advises that legal action should be taken over the assault on [Augustine] Birrell [by suffragettes on 22 November 1910] and over all cases of serious assault on the police. Manuscript signed with initials.
Newspaper cutting from "Votes for Women" of an article entitled "Why I struck at Mr Churchill" by Hugh Franklin. [Franklin was sentenced for assaulting WSC on 26 November 1910] and alleges various reasons for his attack: WSC's orders to the police which resulted in physical violence against the suffragettes; his insults and slander; and the rough treatment given to those who speak about women's suffrage at Liberal meetings. See CHAR 12/3/48.
Letter from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (37 Chapel Street, Belgrave Square [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary. He remembers that WSC had said he would reform prison discipline if made Home Secretary and promises to provide WSC with a memorandum on the subject of prison reform. He adds that by announcing that he was considering such reform, WSC would avoid persecution by the suffragettes. Signed manuscript.
Draft letter from WSC to Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour] in reply to his criticisms [see CHAR 12/9/15-16] of WSC's interference with the discretion of magistrates and the treatment of those involved with suffrage demonstrations [in November 1910]. Typescript signed and annotated by WSC.
Letter from Lord Winterton [earlier Edward Turnour](49 Mount Street, London) to Sidney Harris [Under Secretary of State, Home Office] criticising Home Office circulars to magistrates; WSC's interference with the discretion of magistrates; and the treatment of those involved with suffrage demonstrations [in November 1910]. Signed typescript.
Letter from Augustine Birrell (Irish Office, Old Queen Street [London]) to WSC concerning the prosecution of two women [suffragettes] who attacked him in November . He says that he does not wish them to be prosecuted in view of the publicity which a public trial would attract. Signed manuscript. See CHAR 12/9/52.
Copy notes of evidence given at Bow Street Police Court [London] at the hearing of Hugh Franklin, a supporter of women's suffrage, who was charged with unlawfully assaulting WSC on 26 November 1910. Includes transcriptions of evidence given by Joseph Sandercock, Edward Parker, WSC, Edward Marsh and Hugh Franklin. Manuscript. Covering letter at CHAR 12/9/60.
Letter from Sir Edward Troup [Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to Sir Charles Mathews [Director of Public Prosecutions] enclosing newspaper cuttings from the Times [see CHAR 12/9/92]. He reports that WSC would like to know whether Christabel Pankhurst or the Times could be prosecuted for criminal libel. Signed manuscript.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.