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Official Letters to, or from J H Whitley
Official letters to and from J. H. Whitley concerning his political career from 1907 onwards, including his appointment and retirement from the Speakership.
  • JHW/4/1/1

    Letter from Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman to J. H. Whitley Item

    24 Feb 1907
    Letter from Prime Minister Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman to J. H. Whitley inviting Whitley to join the Government as Lord of the Treasury. Photocopy of the hand written original kept in a silver frame with a photograph of Whitley.
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  • JHW/4/1/2

    Letter from Arthur G Boscawen to J. H. Whitley Item

    29 Jan 1913
    Letter from Arthur G. Boscawen MP to J. H. Whitley thanking Whitley for his Chairmanship as Chairman of Ways and Means. Boscawen discusses 'Kangaroo closure' and the Home Rule Debate.
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  • JHW/4/1/3

    Letter from John Simon to J. H. Whitley Item

    3 Jul 1913
    Letter from Solicitor-General John Simon to J. H. Whitley declining a dinner invitation with apologies. Simon declines with the reason that he was already committed to dine with Irish MPs in celebration of the passing of the Home Rule Bill.
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  • JHW/4/1/4

    Letter from Edward Carson to J. H. Whitley Item

    16 Apr 1913
    Letter from Edward Carson MP to J. H. Whitley thanking Whitley for his condolences.
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  • JHW/4/1/5

    Letter from James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley Item

    11 Jun 1914
    Letter from Speaker James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley thanking Whitley for standing in for him.
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  • JHW/4/1/6

    Letter from James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley Item

    19 Jul 1914
    Letter from Speaker James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley seeking advice about the choice of amendments in the 'Kangaroo' procedure.
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  • JHW/4/1/7

    Letter from James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley Item

    9 Sep 1914
    Letter from Speaker James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley asking Whitley to stand in as Speaker. Letter states that Lowther is unable to act as Speaker due to gout.
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  • JHW/4/1/8

    Letter from James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley Item

    13 Sep 1914
    Letter from Speaker James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley asking Whitley to stand in, again, as Speaker due to Lowther's gout. Lowther also asks Whitley to consider the use of the Parliament Act.
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  • JHW/4/1/9

    Letter from James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley Item

    17 Sep 1914
    Letter from Speaker James W. Lowther to J. H Whitley thanking Whitley for standing in as Speaker.
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  • JHW/4/1/10

    Letter from H. H. Asquith to J. H. Whitley Item

    7 Jan 1915
    Letter from Prime Minister H. H. Asquith to J. H. Whitley offering Whitley the post of Chief Whip on the death of Mr. P. Illingworth. Also retained is the envelope which contained the letter.
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