Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:
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.".
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.
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 Headed: "not for publication.".
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.
Statement by 2nd Lord Lytton attacking WSC for voting against the bill promoted by the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage having [allegedly] earlier declared his support for it. Typescript. Another copy of this statement was enclosed with the original of CHAR 2/47/58-60.
Note to [WSC] from "GW" referring to a letter from Christabel Pankhurst of October 1909 quoting WSC as saying that he thought the campaign for women's suffrage had become a large general movement. Typescript addressed and initialled in manuscript.
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.
Letter from 2nd Lord Lytton (Knebworth House, Knebworth, [Hertfordshire]) to [WSC] giving an account of WSC's dealings with the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage to justify his belief that the Committee had a right to expect WSC to support the bill it was promoting. Signed typescript.
Letter from Henry Brailsford, honorary secretary of the Conciliation Committee for Woman Suffrage (32 Well Walk, Hampstead, [London]), to 2nd Lord Lytton giving an account of his communications with WSC about the bill being promoted by the Committee to justify the attack on WSC for not having supported it in the House of Commons. Typescript copy. Sent with CHAR 2/47/65.
Letter from Walter Jerred to Edward Marsh enclosing and commenting on a memorandum by him on a possible scheme of women's suffrage [see CHAR 2/47/73-80]. Annotated by WSC that the figure for the number of professional women is useful and important.
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.
Letter from Walter McLaren (House of Commons) to WSC urging that the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] should pledge that facilities for the discussion of a women's suffrage bill will be granted for the next session. Signed typescript. Annotated that WSC will carefully consider the matter.
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.
Letter from Lord Morley [earlier John Morley] (Flowermead, Wimbledon Park, [London]) to WSC thanking him for a note and asserting that the [Liberal] party will not agree to a referendum [on women's suffrage].
Letter from Walter McLaren (House of Commons Library) to WSC appealing to him to vote for the Women's Suffrage Bill. Annotated by WSC that he will see how the Bill shapes in its progress.
Letter from Constance Lytton (15 Somerset Terrace, Duke's Road, [London]) to WSC urging him to support the Conciliation (Women's Franchise) Bill as a measure on which all parties can agree. Regrets the rift which the issue has caused between WSC and her brother 2nd Lord Lytton.
Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to "Alick" [Alexander Murray, the Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] warning that the Government (and with it the cause of Home Rule) will fall if it tries to push through women's suffrage and expressing incomprehension at David Lloyd George's opposition to a referendum on the issue. Copy in WSC's hand.
Letter from WSC (Admiralty) to Sir Edward Grey [later Lord Grey of Fallodon] expressing disquiet at the ardent championing of women's suffrage by Grey and David Lloyd George and urging that a referendum be held on the issue. Typescript copy.
Notes [whilst in Cabinet] by [WSC, David Lloyd George and Sir Edward Grey] on WSC's suggested voting qualifications for women.
Letter from "Alick" [Alexander Murray, Master of Elibank, later Lord Murray of Elibank] (Grand Hotel de Genes, Genova, [Italy]) to WSC on the Government's approach to women's suffrage, [the wish of Sir Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, to be appointed one of the British members of the Imperial Commission to investigate the trade resources of the Empire], the desire of Sir Alfred Mond [later Lord Melchett] for a Government post and the possibility of his joining WSC at the Admiralty.
Letter from Lord Curzon (Hackwood, Basingstoke, [Hampshire]) to WSC thanking him for his letter [on women's suffrage] and asking for time to consult his friends.
Letter from Lord Curzon (Hackwood, Basingstoke, [Hampshire]) pledging that he and his friends will not charge WSC with inconsistency or illogicality on women's suffrage but questioning his distinction between that measure and others such as Home Rule and pointing out the problems connected with a referendum. Signed typescript.