Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Harold Tennant MP (Brooks's, St James's Street, [London]) to WSC suggesting he speak at the Liberal Colonial Club either on the hollowness of the claim that Tariff Reform would be a cure for unemployment, or women's suffrage, or colonial preference in relation to foodstuffs.
Letter from Margot Asquith [later Lady Oxford and Asquith] (Archerfield House, Dirleton, [East Lothian], Scotland) to WSC enclosing an earlier letter of her's to WSC [see CHAR 2/36/39] and reporting that she has been cheered by the good reports she has received about Herbert Asquith [later Lord Oxford and Asquith]. Refers to David Lloyd George's speech [?about women's suffrage].
Typescript extracts from speech by Sir Thomas White, Chairman, Liverpool Constitutional Association, attacking Randolph Churchill, the Independent Conservative Candidate in the Wavertree By-Election. Describing Randolph as a "Great Lothario", and attacking his opposition to votes for women [carbon].
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.
Copy of a letter from WSC (Admiralty) to [Lord] Northcliffe [formerly Alfred Harmsworth] in which he thanks him for the present of a stick to be used against the suffragettes, comments on a reference to L G [David Lloyd George] at the Journalists' Banquet and on the favourable treatment WSC has been given by Northcliffe's newspapers.
Letter from WSC (12 Bolton Street [London]) to "Mamma" [Lady Randolph Churchill] inviting her to dinner with Lord Elgin and informing her that a demonstration in Manchester was very successful as "the suffragettes were ejected with almost incredible velocity!". Envelope present marked "private".
Notes for speeches [given by Lady Randolph Churchill] which include a synopsis of a lecture on women in politics and female suffrage; a synopsis of a lecture on "society at work and play" and the text of a speech given at the Women Writers' Dinner. Typescript.
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.
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 WSC to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on women's suffrage, particularly on the danger of splits within the Cabinet, recommending a referendum on the subject. [Manuscript copy, in letter book].
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.
Letter from Ellis Griffith (3 (North) Kings Bench Walk, Temple [London]) to WSC advising him to reconsider his decision to hold an enquiry into the [treatment of suffragettes by the police] on 18 November 1910, in the light of the statements made by women in the crowd. Signed manuscript. Annotated by Edward Marsh "Ansd vy much regret can't depart from position indicated in H of C answers".
Letter from John Burns [President of the Local Government Board] to WSC concerning the plans of the "militant suffragists" to distort the readings of the Census. He asks that the Metropolitan Police should assist the enumerators. Signed typescript.
Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to Edward Marsh informing him that the supporters of womens' suffrage will return to militant tactics if [Herbert] Asquith's reply to the deputation about the Conciliation Bill is not satisfactory, and saying that Ministers should send statements of their public engagements [to the Metropolitan Police]. Signed manuscript.
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