Catalogue of the papers, 1829-1923, of John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923)

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Samuel S. Hyde

2003

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Diaries, 1882-96
    A.1   Letts diaries, 1882-92
    A.2  Journals, 1891-96
B    General correspondence, c.1865-1923
    B.1  General correspondence, arranged by name of correspondent, 1873-1919
    B.2  General correspondence, with some papers, arranged by subject, 1865-1923
        B.2.1  Correspondence on various subjects, 1865-1923
        B.2.2  Correspondence concerning the Acton Library (Aldenham), 1902-3
C    Papers as Chief Secretary of State for Ireland, 1880-95
    C.1  General correspondence, 1891-5
    C.2  Papers, arranged by subject, 1880-95
        C.2.1  Papers concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill and the Select Committee on Land Acts, 1892-4
        C.2.2  Papers on other subjects, 1880-95
    C.3  Printed series of Irish Office notes, 1892-5
D    Papers as Secretary of State for India, 1905-10
    D.1  General correspondence concerning India, 1905-10
    D.2  Correspondence with India Office officials, 1907-10
    D.3  Papers, 1906-10
E    Literary papers, 1872-1922
    E.1  General literary correspondence and papers, 1872-1922
    E.2  Papers, 1839-1906, concerning Morley's Life of Gladstone (1903)
        E.2.1  Correspondence and papers concerning the writing of the Life of Gladstone, 1839-99, n.d.
        E.2.2  Correspondence and papers on the publication of the Life of Gladstone, 1903-6
F    Printed papers, 1869-1921
G    Family and personal papers, 1829-1923
    G.1  Correspondence and papers concerning Morley's brothers, 1860-77
    G.2  Correspondence with Morley's sister Grace, 1874-1918
    G.3  Other correspondence and papers, 1829-1923


Papers, 1829-1923, of John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923)

Abstract:
Papers of John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923), statesman and man of letters.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2113-5, c. 7066-90, d. 3437-62, d. 3559-603, d. 3614, e. 3428-37

Extent: 110 shelfmarks

Biographical History

John Morley was born at Blackburn on 24 December, 1838 the second child of Jonathan Morley, surgeon, and Priscillia Mary Donkin. Educated at Cheltenham College, in 1856 he secured an open scholarship to Lincoln College, Oxford. During a time of great intellectual and literary renewal at Oxford, the studious Morley played a largely inconspicuous role in College life. He became increasingly disenchanted with erstwhile plans for a religious vocation and a subsequent row with his father saw him discard Greats in his final year and leave Oxford in 1860 with a second class degree in Mods.

Moving to London, Morley spent the next four years forging a career as a freelance journalist, which culminated in a job at the Saturday Review. Despite holding little sympathy with its jingoistic conservatism his articles and reviews brought him a wide range of admirers, including John Stuart Mill, with whom he formed a close friendship. In 1867 Morley was appointed editor of the embryonic liberal journal the Fortnightly Review, a position he was to hold for fifteen years. Throughout this period his fervid writing style and unwavering agnostic individualism began to take shape. As his friend and biographer F.W. Hirst later wrote, under his charge the Fortnightly became the 'recognised organ of political radicalism'. Morley attracted contributions from a diverse group of notable thinkers, such as Arnold, Huxley, Mill and Herbert Spencer. Simultaneously he wrote several books: the most notable of these being his studies of Voltaire (1871), Rousseau (1873) and Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (1878).

In May 1870 he married Rose, daughter of Thomas Ayling. Having no interest in politics, she provided Morley with refuge from the demands of public life. They settled happily at Pitfield Down near Puttenham, but in 1873 the poor health of his wife led them briefly to Tunbridge Wells. In 1904 they moved to Flowermead, Wimbledon Park where they remained up to his death. They had no children.

His ambition however moved increasingly towards parliament. In 1867 and 1880 he stood unsuccessfully as the Liberal candidate for Blackburn and Westminster respectively. Nevertheless his political stock rose when he assumed the editorship of the Pall Mall Gazette and the following year with the publication of the Life of Cobden (1881). In 1883 he was returned with the radical leader and newspaper proprietor Joseph Cowen jnr. as second MP for Newcastle upon Tyne. Although not a natural orator, Morley's talents and the consistency of his moral convictions saw him rise quickly through the Liberal ranks. In 1886 he entered the Cabinet as Chief Secretary of State for Ireland, working beside Gladstone to formulate the first Irish Home Rule Bill. He returned to the post with Gladstone's fourth administration in 1892, but once again Home Rule failed to pass through the House of Lords. The ensuing fissure in the Liberal vote led to the loss of his seat in 1895, but Morley re-entered the Commons less than a year later as Member for the Montrose Burghs. In 1903 he completed the Life of Gladstone, the biography of his great political mentor and friend, and the most successful of his literary works.

Returning to government in 1905, Morley became Secretary of State for India. With the Viceroy, Lord Minto, he introduced reforms aimed at giving the Indian people a greater role in the administration of the country. In 1908 he moved to the Lords, as Viscount Morley. He played an active role in the Parliament Bill of 1911 limiting the veto of the Second House. His reforms completed, he resigned from the India Office in 1910, but Asquith immediately appointed him Lord President of the Council. This post was to be his last. The Agadir crisis in 1911 and renewed fears over Belgium neutrality, made Morley increasingly apprehensive that the ententes signed with France and Russia would endanger peace in Europe, by leading Britain into joint military intervention against Germany and Austria. As differences in the Cabinet widened, the issue came to a head in late July 1914. Despite leading an early majority against Asquith and Grey in favour of non-intervention (unless Britain was attacked), the dissenting group gradually dwindled to just two: leaving Morley and John Burns to resign from the Government hours before war was declared against Germany on 4 August.

In retirement Morley turned his energies to writing his memoirs - Recollections (1917), and to his duties as Chancellor of Manchester University: a post he had held since 1908. His last appearance in the Lords came in December 1921, when he spoke with contentment on the recognition of an independent Irish Free State. He died on 23 September 1923, aged eighty-five.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in eight sections, each being arranged chronologically. They consist of A. Diaries, 1882-96; B. General correspondence, c.1865-1921; C. Correspondence and papers as Chief Secretary of State for Ireland, 1880-95; D. Correspondence and papers as Secretary of State for India, 1905-10; E. Literary papers, 1872-1922; F. Printed papers, 1869-1921; G. Family and personal papers, 1829-1923.

Acquisition

The papers were acquired with the papers of F.W. Hirst in 2000.

Restrictions on Use

Requests to publish or quote from the papers must be addressed in writing to the Bodleian Library.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. d. 3437, fols. 1-2].

Family names (NCA Rules)

Morley | family

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Morley | John | 1838-1923 | Viscount Morley of Blackburn | statesman and man of letters

Subjects (LCSH)

Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 20th century
India -- Politics and government -- 1857-1919
Ireland -- Politics and government -- 19th century
Liberal Party (Great Britain) -- Biography

A    Diaries, 1882-96

Arrangement: chronological.

A.1    Letts diaries, 1882-92

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3437-47


Scope and Content:

Mainly containing brief notes of activities; the journals (below) contain extended narrative, those for 1882 and 1891-2 supplementing the diary notes.


1882
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3437
Extent: xxxiv + 208 leaves

1883
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3438
Extent: xxxxii + 209 leaves, many blank

1884
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3439
Extent: xxxx + 208 leaves

1885
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3440
Extent: xxxi + 209 leaves

1886
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3441
Extent: xxxix + 209 leaves

1887
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3442
Extent: xxxix + 210 leaves

1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3443
Extent: xxxiv + 211 leaves

1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3444
Extent: xxxi + 209 leaves

1890
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3445
Extent: xxviii + 211 leaves

1891
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3446
Extent: xxx + 168 leaves

1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3447
Extent: xxxx + 208 leaves

A.2   Journals, 1891-96

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3448-62


Scope and Content:

MSS. Eng. d. 3448-52 are supplementary to the Letts diaries above.


Aug. 1882, Ireland
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3448
Extent: 138 leaves, 46-124 blank

Feb. 1891-Jan. 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3449
Extent: 112 leaves

24 Feb.-July 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3450
Extent: 127 leaves

Aug.-1 Oct. 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3451
Extent: 128 leaves

11 Nov. 1892-5 Feb. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3452
Extent: 94 leaves

6 Feb.-9 Apr. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3453
Extent: 77 leaves

May-7 June 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3454
Extent: 86 leaves

8 June-1 Sept. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3455
Extent: 127 leaves

2 Sept.-13 Dec. 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3456
Extent: 142 leaves

15 Dec. 1893-1 Feb. 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3457
Extent: 143 leaves

1 Feb.-2 Mar. 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3458
Extent: 139 leaves

Mar.-June 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3459
Extent: 131 leaves

3 July-9 Nov. 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3460
Extent: 144 leaves

10 Nov. 1894-17 June 1895
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3461
Extent: 143 leaves

26 Apr.-Dec. 1896
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3462
Extent: 120 leaves

B   General correspondence, c.1865-1923

B.1   General correspondence, arranged by name of correspondent, 1873-1919

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3560-84, e. 3428-30

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Acland - Atkinson
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3428
Extent: 235 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains letters from

  • (fols. 1-13) Sir Arthur Acland, 1905-9
  • (fols. 14-15) Sir William Anson, 1906
  • (fols. 16-65) George Armitstead, 1st Baron Armitstead, 1905-15
  • (fols. 66-135) Matthew Arnold, 1873-85, n.d.
  • (fols. 138-153) Margot Asquith, 1908-16
  • (fols. 228-9) Blanche Atkinson, 1904, enclosing (fols. 230-5) copies of letters from Morley to F.P. Cobbe, 1880

With letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 154-227) H.H. Asquith, 1905-10

Bailey - Beach
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3560
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) W.F. Bailey, 1908
  • (fols. 25-8) Frances Balfour, 1908
  • (fols. 100-25) Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer, 1908-9
  • (fols.127-8) Sir James Barrie, 1907
  • (fols. 129-30) M.E. Hicks-Beach, Viscount St. Aldwyn, 1906

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 3-20) A.J. Balfour, 1889-1911
  • (fols. 29-99) Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, 1895-1908

Beesley - Bosman
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3561
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-9) E.S. Beesley, 1907-8
  • (fols. 10-11) C.F.M. Bell, 1908
  • (fols. 100-14) Augustine Birrell, 1907-8, n.d.

With letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 14-99) A.J. Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham, 1906-15

Brett (R.B.), 2nd Viscount Esher, 1905-16
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3562
Extent: 185 leaves

Brodrick - Chamberlain (A.)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3563
Extent: 155 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-42) W.S.J. Brodrick, 9th Viscount Midleton, 1905-16
  • (fols. 43-4) P.H. Brown, 1915
  • (fols. 45-56) V.A. Bruce, 9th Earl of Elgin, 1905-8
  • (fols. 57-80) James Bryce, 1905-8
  • (fols. 85-103) G.E. Buckle, 1905-10
  • (fols. 104-7) Sir Robert Burnet, 1908-9
  • (fols. 108-10) J.E. Burns, 1906-9
  • (fols. 111-13) Sir Spencer Butler, 1914
  • (fols. 114-17) H.M. Butler, 1909
  • (fols. 118-19) S.C. Buxton, 1907
  • (fols. 132-5) C.R. Wynn-Carrington, Earl Carrington, 1911
  • (fol. 136) Sir Edward Carson, 1915
  • (fols. 137-9) Louise Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, c.1906
  • (fols. 140-7) S.C. Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, 1905-7
  • (fols. 150-5) J.A. Chamberlain, 1907-15

Chamberlain (Joseph), 1873-89
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3564
Extent: 276 leaves

Chamberlain (Joseph), 1890-1909, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3565
Extent: 123 leaves

Chaplin - Churchill
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3559
Extent: 143 leaves

Scope and Content:

Contains letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Henry Chaplin, 1908
  • (fols. 3-12) Sir Valentine Chirol, 1906-16
  • (fols. 13-143) Sir Winston Churchill, 1905-10
  • (fols. 144-5) C.R.J. Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough, 1894

Clifton - Crossley
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3566
Extent: 134 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) J.T. Clifton, 1908
  • (fols. 2-3) Robert Collier, 2nd Baron Monkswell, 1907
  • (fols. 4-5) Jesse Collins, 1913
  • (fols. 6-7) Consuelo Duchess of Manchester, 1908
  • (fols. 8-10) W.M. Conway, 1909
  • (fols. 11-2) Sir Henry Cotton, 1909
  • (fol. 118) Sir William Clark, 1910

And letters from and to

  • (fols. 13-117) L.H. Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith, 1905-19

With (fols. 121-32) copies of letters to Rev. Francis Watts from Mary Ann Cross (George Eliot), n.d.


Curzon (G.N.), Earl Curzon of Kedleston, 1905-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3567
Extent: 195 leaves

Curzon (G.N.), Earl Curzon of Kedleston, 1908-16
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3568
Extent: 171 leaves

Dale - Evans
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3569
Extent: 126 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 45) A.V. Dicey, 1908
  • (fols. 46-58) Sir Charles Dilke, c.1890-1909
  • (fols. 59-89) John Dillon, 1906-15
  • (fols. 90-5) L.M. Drummond, 1913
  • (fols. 96-9) R.C. Dutt, 1906
  • (fols. 105-8) A.R.D. Elliot, 1906-8
  • (fols. 109-10) Hugh Elliot, 1909
  • (fols. 111-22) J.E. Ellis, 1906-9
  • (fol. 123) Alfred Emmott, 1909
  • (fol. 126) Sir Arthur Evans, 1915

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 11-39) R.T. Davidson, 1906-12
  • (fols. 40-4) W.W. Davies, 1915
  • (fols. 100-4) Edward VII, 1908-9

Falconer - Gladstone (M.)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3570
Extent: 175 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-4) James Falconer, 1909-10
  • (fols. 10-13) Sir Charles Firth, 1908-9
  • (fols. 14-20) J.A. Fisher, 1906-8
  • (fols. 124-5) Sir Charles Frederick, 1907
  • (fols. 126-7) J.D.P. French, 1916
  • (fols. 129-30) J.L. Garvin, 1909
  • (fol. 131) A.E. Gathorne-Hardy, 1910
  • (fols. 133-51) George V, 1906-11, including (fols. 146-7) enclosed letter to Morley from the Aga Khan, 1909
  • (fols. 152-5) David Lloyd George, 1908-10
  • (fols. 156-9) H.S. Giffard, 1st Earl of Halsbury, 1908
  • (fols. 160-73) H.J. Gladstone, 1st Viscount Gladstone, 1905-15

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 5-9) Millicent Fawcett, 1909-12
  • (fol. 21-37) H.C.K. Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, 1911
  • (fols. 38-123) H.H. Fowler, 1st Viscount of Wolverhampton, 1888-1910

With copies of letters to

  • (fol. 128) Christopher Furness, 1st Baron Furness, 1912

Gladstone (W.E.), 1879-97
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3571
Extent: 340 leaves

Scope and Content:

Mainly typescript copies.


Box file inscribed by Morley, previously containing copies of correspondence with W.E. Gladstone
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3572
Extent: 1 item

Gower - Harcourt (L)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3573
Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-30) G.G. Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, 1889-91
  • (fols. 31-2) Lady M.F. Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, 1905
  • (fols. 33-6) I.M. Gordon, Lady Aberdeen, 1908-9
  • (fols. 37-8) G.J. Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen, 1906
  • (fols. 39-40) E.W. Gosse, 1906
  • (fols. 41-2) Frederick Greenwood, 1906
  • (fols. 43-7) A.H.G. Grey, 4th Earl Grey, 1911
  • (fols. 48-95) Edward Grey, 1895-1913, n.d.
  • (fols. 96-167) R.B. Haldane, 1905-10
  • (fols. 168-71) G.F. Hamilton, Lord Hamilton, 1905-6
  • (fols. 172-220) Lewis Harcourt, 1905-10

Harcourt (Sir William), 1886-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3574
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters received from the trustees of the Harcourt Estates by F.W. Hirst, Jan. 28, 1929.

Related Material:

See also MSS. Harcourt dep. 15-36. A typescript list by Hirst can be found at MS. Harcourt dep. 15, fols. i-ix.



Harcourt (Sir William), 1889-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3575
Extent: 230 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters received from the trustees of the Harcourt Estates by F.W. Hirst, Jan. 28, 1929.

Related Material:

See also MSS. Harcourt dep. 15-36. A typescript list by Hirst can be found at MS. Harcourt dep. 15, fols. i-ix.



Hardie - Harvey
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3576
Extent: 164 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-6) Keir Hardie, 1908-9
  • (fols. 7-15) Charles Hardinge, 1908-10
  • (fols. 16-21) A.C.W. Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, 1909-15, n.d.
  • (fols. 22-126) Frederic Harrison, 1900-10, with (fols. 127-158) transcripts of letters from Morley to Harrision, 1904-13, probably compiled by F.W. Hirst

Helen - Lyttleton
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3577
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols.1-2) Helen Frederica Augusta, Duchess of Albany, 1908
  • (fols. 3-4) Edward Heneage, 1st Baron Heneage, 1911
  • (fol. 5) Sir Edward Henry, n.d.
  • (fols. 6-7) Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell, c. 1890
  • (fols. 8-21) F.W. Hirst, 1907-16
  • (fols. 24-5) Sir Charles Hobhouse, 1909
  • (fols. 26-7) H.S. Holland, 1910
  • (fols. 35-8) R.F. Howard, wife of 9th Earl of Carlisle, 1906
  • (fol. 39) Victor Hugo, 1866 (copy)
  • (fols. 40-3) Sir Courtenay Ilbert, 1908
  • (fols. 44-5) Henry Jackson, 1908
  • (fols. 46-55) Henry James, 1st Baron James of Hereford, 1904
  • (fols. 56-69) Jean Jusserand, 1908-10
  • (fols. 70-113) Mary Caroline Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, wife of 4th Earl of Minto, 1906-8
  • (fols. 114-27) H.A. Law, 1906
  • (fols. 128-35) H.M. Lawson, 1914
  • (fols. 136-9) S.M. Leathes, 1909
  • (fol. 140) G.J. Shaw-Lefevre, 1st Baron Eversley, 1907
  • (fols. 144-7) S.J.M. Low, 1906
  • (fols. 148-9) F.H. Lucas, 1916
  • (fols. 150-1) R. J. Lucas, 1909
  • (fols. 152-5) Sir Henry Lucy, 1914
  • (fols. 156-9) Sir Alfred Lyall, 1906-10
  • (fols. 160-7) William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, 1909-16

With (fols. 32-4) letter from and copy of letter to Sir Victor Horsley, 1907.


Knollys (Francis), 1906-10
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3429
Extent: 160 leaves

Mackail - Milnes
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3578
Extent: 111 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols.1-2) J.W. Mackail, 1909
  • (fols. 3-4) D. J. Mackay, 11th Baron Reay, 1905
  • (fols. 9-21) Sir Frederick Macmillan, 1906-9
  • (fols. 22-3) G.A. Macmillan, 1906
  • (fols. 24-7) Fred Maddison, 1908-9
  • (fols. 28-9) F.W. Maitland, 1906
  • (fols. 30-5) Edward Majoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth, 1905
  • (fols. 36-9) Sir Louis Mallet, 1876
  • (fols. 47-8) H.W. Massingham, n.d.
  • (fols. 54-7) George Meredith, 1909, with (fols. 58-71) correspondence from Walters and Co. concerning Morley's role as joint executor of Meredith's will
  • (fols. 72-5) W.M. Meredith, 1909
  • (fols. 76-7) W.W. Merry, 1906
  • (fols. 78-94) Otto Metternich, 1907-10
  • (fols. 95-111) R.O.A. Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe, 1907-12, n.d.

And copies of letters to and letters from

  • (fols. 5-8) Reginald McKenna, 1913
  • (fols. 40-6) Marie Alexandra Victoria, Crown Princess of Roumania, 1913

Molteno - Nicolson
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3579
Extent: 62 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 10-11) F.W. Moneypenny, 1905
  • (fols. 12-16) E.S. Montagu, 1910
  • (fols. 17-24) Helena Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, 1906-9
  • (fols. 25-6) H.G.F.E. de Montmorency, 1910
  • (fols. 27-8) Arnold Morley, 1890
  • (fols. 36-41) A.W.C.O. Murray, Baron Murray of Elibank, 1907-10
  • (fol. 42) Gilbert Murray, 1906
  • (fols. 43-6) Vaughan Nash, 1908
  • (fols. 47-62) Sir Arthur Nicolson, 1907-8

With letters to

  • (fols. 1-9) P.A. Molteno, 1915-18

O'Donnell - Primrose
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3580
Extent: 79 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-4) C.J. O'Donnell, 1906-9
  • (fols. 5-12) Sir Charles Ottley, 1908
  • (fols. 13-14) W.H. Onslow, 4th Earl Onslow, n.d.
  • (fols. 15-18) W.W. Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne, 1906
  • (fols. 21-8) H.W. Paul, 1905-8
  • (fols. 29-31) J.A. Pease, 1906-7
  • (fols. 32-3) A.W. Peel, 1st Viscount Peel, 1905
  • (fols. 34-9) H.A.G. Percy, 1906-9
  • (fols. 40-3) Frederick Pollock, 3rd Baronet, 1907-8
  • (fol. 44) E.J. Poynter, 1st Baronet Poynter, 1910
  • (fols. 45-67) A.P. Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1905-16, with (fols. 66-7) transcripts of some letters from Morley to Rosebery, 1905-8, possibly made by F.W. Hirst
  • (fols. 68-73) Sir Henry Primrose, 1907

Redmond - Russell (T.W.)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3581
Extent: 186 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-10) J.E. Redmond, 1908-9
  • (fols. 11-65) R.T. Reid, 1st Earl Loreburn, 1905-17, with (fols. 17-18) letter to Loreburn from H.H. Asquith, 1905, and (fols. 57-8) notes by Morley, c.1916
  • (fols. 66-7) Whitelow Reid, 1910
  • (fols. 68-9) Stuart Rendel, 1st Baron Rendel, 1908
  • (fol. 70) C.H. A'Court-Repington, 1909
  • (fols. 71-7) Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, 1906-8
  • (fols. 78-9) W.H. Rideing, 1914
  • (fols. 80-3) A.I. Ritchie, 1909
  • (fols. 84-7) F.S. Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, 1906
  • (fols. 88-97) N.H. Roberts, wife of 1st Earl Roberts, 1906-8
  • (fols. 98-9) J.M. Robertson, 1909
  • (fols. 100-40) G. F. S. Robinson, 1st Marquess of Rippon, 1907-9
  • (fols. 143-52) Theodore Roosevelt, 1905-9
  • (fols. 158-9) N.M. Rothschild, 1905
  • (fols. 164-7) Walter Runciman, 1906
  • (fols. 168-83) A.O.V. Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, 1908-9
  • (fols. 184-6) T.W. Russell, 1907

And letters from and copies of letter to

  • (fols. 153-6) Elihu Root, 1905-8
  • (fols. 160-3) John Rowland, 1908

Sanderson - Spender
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3582
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-12) T.H. Sanderson, 1st Baron Sanderson, 1912-15
  • (fols. 13-21) T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, 1906
  • (fols. 22-7) J.E. Sandys, 1905
  • (fol. 28) James Scott, 1908
  • (fols. 29-46) J.E.B. Seely, 1913-14, with (fols. 33-4) letter from Sir Launcelotte Gubbins, 1913
  • (fols. 50-2) John Sinclair, 1902-5
  • (fols. 53-4) W.W. Skilbeck, 1908
  • (fols. 55-6) G.W. Smalley, 1908
  • (fols. 57-72) Goldwin Smith, 1905-8
  • (fols. 73-9) C.R. Spencer, Viscount Althorp, later 6th Earl Spencer, 1906-9
  • (fols. 80-7) J.P. Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, 1905-8
  • (fols. 94-6) J.A. Spender, 1909-16

With letters from and copy of letter to

  • (fols. 47-9) G.B. Shaw, 1914

Stanley - Sturgis
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3583
Extent: 81 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 49-53) W.T. Stead, 1906-9
  • (fols. 56-75) J.S.L. Strachey, 1905-9
  • (fols. 76-7) Sir Douglas Straight, 1908

With letters from and copies of letter to

  • (fols. 1-48) E.L. Stanley, 4th Baron Stanley, 1911-12

Talbot - Younghusband
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3430
Extent: 268 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) E.S. Talbot, 1908
  • (fols. 3-4) Sir William Tyrrell, 1914
  • (fols. 5-6) L.A. Tollemache, c.1908
  • (fols. 7-8) C.P. Trevelyan, 1909
  • (fols. 9-14) G.M. Trevelyan, 1906-9
  • (fols. 15-41) Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 1890-1910
  • (fols. 42-7) R.S. Watson, 1907-9
  • (fols. 263-4) R.E. Welby, 1st Baron Welby, 1907
  • (fols. 265-6) H.S. Wilkinson, 1908
  • (fols. 267-8) Sir Francis Younghusband, 1910

With copies of letters to and some letters from

  • (fols. 48-262) Francis Webster, 1896-1910

Typescript copies of letters to and from Butler (N. M.), 1904-21
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3584
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 1-6) an original letter from Butler to Morley, Jan. 17, 1914.

B.2   General correspondence, with some papers, arranged by subject, 1865-1923

B.2.1   Correspondence on various subjects, 1865-1923

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2113, c. 7066-7, d. 3585, d. 3431-2

Arrangement: chronological.

Testimonials for Morley, for posts at University College, London, 1865, 1872
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3431
Extent: 54 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 20-1) Henry Jackson
  • (fols. 26-9, 30-1) E.S. Beesly
  • (fols. 32-3, 49-50, 51-2) J.E. Cairnes
  • (fols. 36-7, 38) T.H. Huxley
  • (fols. 39-40, 45-6) W. Bagehot
  • (fols. 41-2) John Tyndall
  • (fols. 43-4) Jacob Waley
  • (fols. 53-4) W.B. Hodgson

Letters concerning Morley's recovery from illness, Dec. 1887-Jan. 1888
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3432
Extent: 59 leaves
Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols.4-5) F.C. Burnand
  • (fol. 6) Joseph Chamberlain
  • (fols.7-8) J.D. Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge
  • (fols. 9-10) T.A. Dickson
  • (fols. 15-16) G.J. Goschen
  • (fols.17-26) Sir William Harcourt
  • (fols. 27-8) R.H. Hutton
  • (fols. 29-32) Henry James
  • (fols. 33-4) George Meredith
  • (fols. 37-8) J.A.C. Morison
  • (fols. 39-42) A.P. Primrose, 5th Earl Rosebery
  • (fols. 43-6) G.F.S. Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon
  • (fols. 48-51) J.P. Spencer, 5th Earl of Spencer
  • (fols. 52-7) G.O. Trevelyan, 2nd Baron Trevelyan

Correspondence and papers of Sir Francis Webster concerning the Arbroath Liberal Association and their Address to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7066
Extent: 86 leaves
Arrangement: chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 3) William Robertson
  • (fol. 37) Sir Robert Pullar
  • (fols. 38-9, 45-50, 53-6, 83-4) John Sinclair
  • (fol. 58-60) James Falconer
  • (fols. 70-3) R.C. Lockhart

Correspondence and papers concerning Morley's Order of Merit, 1902
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7067
Extent: 51 leaves
Arrangement: chronological.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-3) G.E. Buckle
  • (fols. 4-5) Francis Knollys, with (fols. 40-1) draft reply by Morley
  • (fols. 6-7) J.H. Bridges
  • (fols. 8-9) Winston Churchill
  • (fols. 10-11) L.H. Courtney
  • (fol. 12) H.T. Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford
  • (fols. 13-14) Edward Majoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth
  • (fols. 15-16) David Robert Plunket, 1st Baron Rathmore
  • (fols. 17-18) A.P. Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
  • (fol. 19) N.M. Rothschild
  • (fols. 20-1) Sir Edward Russell
  • (fols. 22-3) Sir Edward Thompson
  • (fols. 27-8) J.A. Chamberlain
  • (fols. 29-30) Joseph Chamberlain
  • (fol. 31) F.H. Jeune
  • (fols. 32-3) G.F.S. Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon
  • (fols. 34-5) J.P. Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer
  • (fol. 36) R.B. Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher
  • (fols. 37-8) Sir Richard Jebb
  • (fols. 42-5) Sir Arthur Ellis, with (fols. 46-51) printed booklet of The Statutes of the Order of Merit

Correspondence and papers concerning the Chancellorship of Manchester University, 1908-23
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2113
Extent: 110 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 5-12, 22-34) Alfred Hopkinson, 1908-9
  • (fols. 13-14) Henry Jackson, 1908
  • (fols. 15-16) A.M. Fairbairn, 1908
  • (fols. 17-18) A.W. Ward, 1908
  • (fol. 19) G.G.A. Murray, 1908
  • (fols. 20-1) H.Y. Thompson, 1908

Drafts of memorandum on Morley's resignation from the Cabinet, Aug. 1914
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3585
Extent: 160 leaves

Scope and Content:

With related correspondence. Includes letters from

  • (fols. 90-1) William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp
  • (fol. 92) Fred Maddison
  • (fols. 96-7) G.E. Buckle
  • (fols. 98-9) H.A.L. Fisher
  • (fols. 100-1) H.C.K. Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne
  • (fol. 104) J.W. Gulland
  • (fols. 105-6) T.E. Harvey
  • (fols. 107-8) Sir Arthur Hirtzel
  • (fol. 109) Sir Sidney Lee
  • (fol. 110) G.W.E. Russell
  • (fols. 111-2) B.A.W. Russell
  • (fol. 113) Aneurin Williams
  • (fols. 116-19) G.N. Curzon, Earl Curzon of Kedleston
  • (fols. 120-1) J.A. Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken
  • (fols. 122-3) Lewis Harcourt
  • (fol. 124) Sir Charles Dalrymple Hay
  • (fols. 125-6) Sir Almeric Fitzroy
  • (fols. 129-30) Sir Swire Smith
  • (fols. 131-2) A.H.D. Acland
  • (fols. 134-5) W.W. Greg
  • (fol. 140) R.O.A. Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe
  • (fol. 141) W.M. Selbie
  • (fols. 142-3) C.P. Scott
  • (fols. 146-7) Edward Grey
  • (fols. 148-9) Sir Frederick Macmillan
  • (fols. 150-1) M.P.A. Hankey
  • (fol. 152) G.G.A. Murray
  • (fols. 153-4) J.E.B. Seely
  • (fols. 155-6) J.A. Bright
  • (fol. 158) H.W. Massingham

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 102-3, 136-7) George V

B.2.2   Correspondence concerning the Acton Library (Aldenham), 1902-3

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3586-8

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Acton - Chase
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3586
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content:

Comprises letters from

  • (fols. 29-31) James Bryce, 1902
  • (fols. 32-3) H.M. Butler, 1902
  • (fols. 57-60) S.C. Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire, 1902

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-28) R.M. Dalberg-Acton, 1902
  • (fols. 34-56) Andrew Carnegie, 1902
  • (fols. 61-73) F.H. Chase, 1902

Freshfields
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3587
Extent: 77 leaves

Scope and Content:

Letters from and copies of letters to, 1902-3.


Gower - Starkey
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3588
Extent: 114 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-28) G.G. Leveson-Gower, 1902-3
  • (fols. 29-40) C.E. Grant, 1902-3
  • (fols. 45-71) F.J.H. Jenkinson, 1902

And letters from

  • (fols. 41-4) Henry Jackson, 1902
  • (fols. 72-5) Francis Knollys, 1902

With (fols. 109-14) press cutting.

C   Papers as Chief Secretary of State for Ireland, 1880-95

C.1   General correspondence, 1891-5

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7068-9, d. 3589

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Contains notes between Morley and his Private Secretary, L.C.E.D. Dowdall.


Acland - Dillon
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7068
Extent: 166 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-4) A.H.D. Acland, 1894
  • (fols. 52-5) C.F.M. Bell, 1893
  • (fols. 75-6) Michael Davitt, 1891

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 9-49) Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, 1894-5, with enclosures
    • (fols. 13-16, 23-4) letters to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman from Sir Reginald Thompson, 1894
    • (fols. 19-22) letter to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman from William Field and copy of reply, 1894
    • (fols. 31-4, 38-9) letter and copy of letter to Morley from J.A. Chamberlain, 1894
  • (fols. 77-166) John Dillon , 1891-4

With correspondence and papers concerning (fols. 56-74) E.H. Carson, 1893-5.


Healy - MacDermot
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7069
Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Sir Henry Fowler, 1893
  • (fols. 7-8) T.M. Healy, 1894
  • (fols. 11-12) Sir Henry Jenkyns, 1895
  • (fols. 21-44) H.D.P. Labouchere, c.1890-2, with enclosures
  • (fols. 70-118) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot, 1892-5, with enclosures

O'Brien - Walsh
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3589
Extent: 75 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 49-62) Thomas Sexton, 1892-4, with enclosures
  • (fols. 63-4) J.P. Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, 1894
  • (fols. 70-5) W.J. Walsh, 1891-2

And letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 1-38) William O'Brien, 1892-5, with enclosures
  • (fols. 39-48) W.H.K. Redmond, 1894-5, with enclosures

With letter to (fols. 65-7) A.E. Turner, 1892.

C.2   Papers, arranged by subject, 1880-95

C.2.1   Papers concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill and the Select Committee on Land Acts, 1892-4

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7070-5


Papers concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill, 1892
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7070
Extent: i + 60 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 35-47) letters from and copies of letters to Justin McCarthy.


Papers concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill, 1893
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7071
Extent: 123 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters, many with enclosed memoranda from

  • (fols. 17-22) Sir West Ridgeway
  • (fols. 23-28) David Harrel
  • (fols. 38-43) G.J. Shaw-Lefevre
  • (fols. 52-63) F.S. Wrench
  • (fols. 70-1, 78-9, 80-1) C.T. Redington
  • (fols. 72-3) H.H. Asquith
  • (fols. 74-5, 76-7) Sir James Mathew
  • (fols. 94-5) O.R. Slacke

Papers concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill, 1894, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7072
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters, many with enclosed memoranda from

  • (fols. 1-19, 117-122) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot
  • (fols. 22-5) S.E. Spring-Rice
  • (fol. 33) Sir Edward Hamilton
  • (fols. 39-40) W.A.F. Davie
  • (fols. 88-9) Henry Thynne
  • (fols. 108-16) John Dillon

And (fols. 41-50) letter from, with memorandum, and copy of letter to William Kenny.


Press cuttings concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill, 1892-3
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7073
Extent: 38 leaves

Printed papers concerning the Evicted Tenants Bill, 1893-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7074
Extent: 4 items

Correspondence and papers concerning the Select Committee on Land Acts, 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7075
Extent: 47 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 4-9) E.T. Bewley
  • (fols. 15-18, 30-45) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot
  • (fols. 46-7) Sir Frances Macnaghten

And (fols. 11-14) letter from and copy of letter to S.R. Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl of Belmore.

C.2.2   Papers on other subjects, 1880-95

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7076-80

Arrangement: chronological.

Papers, 1880-94
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7076
Extent: 204 leaves

Scope and Content:

Consists of papers relating to

  • (fols. 1-60) Irish Lights Board, 1880-95, including (fols. 16-25) copies of letters from R.S. Ball and (fols. 56-8) letter from and copies of letter to A.J. Mundella
  • (fols. 61-87) Home Rule Bill, 1885-93, including copies of memoranda by (fols. 61-70) Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne and (fols. 82-3) W.E. Gladstone, 1885, 1893, with (fols. 84-6) note of end of speech on third reading of the Home Rule Bill, 1893
  • (fols. 88-97) T.W. Russell, c.1885-93
  • (fols. 98-141) Royal Irish Constabulary, 1886-94
  • (fols. 142-204) Light Railways, 1891-4, includes (fols. 150-1, 156-72) letters and memoranda from Sir Richard Sankey

Papers, 1891-93
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7077
Extent: 180 leaves

Scope and Content:

Consists of papers relating to

  • (fols. 1-111) enforced retirements (Order of Council, 1890), 1891-5, includes letters from
    • (fols. 12-13) C.H. Hemphill
    • (fols. 14-15) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot
    and (fols. 16-19, 47-8) letters from and copies of letters to Sir Francis Mowatt, with (fols. 22-3) letter to J.P. Crowly from Alfred Milner
  • (fols. 112-120) Tory Island, 1892
  • (fols. 121-132) Irish National Amnesty Association, 1892
  • (fols. 133-9) Irish Privy Council, c. 1892, including a note from A.J. Balfour
  • (fols. 140-74) Police protection to Sheriffs (Night Seizures), 1892-3, includes letters from
    • (fols. 152-8) Samuel Walker
    • (fols. 162-4) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot
    and letters from and copies of letters to (fols. 147-8, 160-1, 165-6) Charles Russell, one (fols. 149-51) co-signed by Sir John Rigby
  • (fols. 175-80) emigration statistics, 1893

Papers concerning Assizes, and the appointment of magistrates, 1893-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7078
Extent: 206 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols.2-3) Samuel Walker
  • (fols. 4-5) Farrer Herschell, 1st Baron Herschell
  • (fols. 6-7) C.S. Murdoch
  • (fols. 9-10) Richard Adams
  • (fols. 16-17, 26-34) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot, with (fols.18-25) enclosed letter from Richard Adams

And

  • (fols. 35-6) copy of letter to C.T. Redington
  • (fols.44-5, 47) letter from and copy of letter to T.W. Grimshaw

With (fols. 50-206) three volumes of official reports on the suitability of individuals to be appointed as magistrates, arranged by county.


Papers concerning the Registration Bill, 1894
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7079
Extent: 112 leaves

Papers, 1894-5, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7080
Extent: 105 leaves

Scope and Content:

Consists of papers relating to

  • (fols. 1-9) Parliamentary revision, 1894, including letters from
    • (fols. 4-5) Samuel Walker
    • (fols. 4-5, 6-9) C.H. Hemphill
  • (fols. 10-20) Cardinal Logue and the case of Revd. H. Oscar, 1894, including (fols. 11-14, 17-18) letter from and copies of letters to Michael Logue
  • (fols. 21-42) Financial Relations Commission of Great Britain and Ireland, 1894-5, including letters from
    • (fols. 32-5) R.E. Welby, 1st Baron Welby
    • (fols. 36-42) T.W. Grimshaw
  • (fols. 43-52) relief from distress resulting from crop failure, 1894-5
  • (fols. 53-71) Erasmus Smith Endowments, 1895, including letters from (fols. 63-6) T.M. Healy and (fols. 67-71) H.H.O. MacDermot, The MacDermot
  • (fols. 72-5) Poor Rate and County Cess, 1895
  • (fols. 76-96) appointments made by Morley, 1892-5, including (fols. 77-84) a list of the appointments and letters from (fols. 86-8) R.E. Welby, 1st Baron Welby, (draft), 1893, and (fols. 90-1) Spencer Walpole, 1893

With (fols. 97-105) note written by F.W. Hirst, n.d., enclosing original typescript index to the contents of boxes of papers connected to Morley's Irish Office administration, 1895 and later manuscript index with additions.

C.3   Printed series of Irish Office notes, 1892-5

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7081-2

Arrangement: chronological.

M series, I-XVII, 1892-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7081
Extent: 334 leaves

M series, XVIII-XL, 1894-5, and Minutes of Special Meetings, 1893-5
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7082
Extent: 590 leaves

D   Papers as Secretary of State for India, 1905-10

D.1   General correspondence concerning India, 1905-10

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7083-5, d. 3590

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Ali - Dilke
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7083
Extent: 116 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fol. 1) Syed Ameer Ali, 1909
  • (fols. 34-42) C.W.A.N.R.C. Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, 1906
  • (fols. 43-51) Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl Cromer, 1906-8
  • (fols. 75-112) I.V. Chirol, 1909
  • (fol. 113) G.S. Clark, 1910
  • (fol. 114) R.T. Davidson, 1908
  • (fols.115-16) Sir Charles Dilke, 1906

And (fols. 56-74) letters from and copies of letters to James Bryce, 1906.

With

  • (fols. 32-3) letter to Arthur, Duke of Connaught, 1907
  • (fols. 24-31) letter from C.F. Andrews to G.A. Lefroy, c.1908

Edward VII
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7084
Extent: i + 132 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from and copies of letters to his Private Secretary, Francis Knollys, with (fols. 65-6) letter from A.A.W.H. Ponsonby.


Fisher - Lyttelton
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7085
Extent: 103 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-17) J.A. Fisher, 1906
  • (fols. 18-24) Sir Andrew Fraser, 1906
  • (fols. 25-6) Sir Bampfylde Fuller, n.d.
  • (fols. 27-8) George, Prince of Wales, 1906
  • (fols. 29-35) G.K. Gokhale, 1909
  • (fols. 36-7) C. Gore, 1908
  • (fols. 38-41) G.F. Hamilton, 1906
  • (fols. 42-3) Charles Hardinge, n.d.
  • (fols. 44-9) S.A. Hedin, 1909-10
  • (fols. 50-1) Henry James, 1st Baron of Hereford, 1908
  • (fols. 62-99) W.R. Lawrence, 1st Baronet, 1909
  • (fols. 100-1) Sir Alfred Lyall, 1908
  • (fols. 102-3) Sir Neville Lyttelton, 1907

And (fols. 52-61) copy of letters to and drafts of letters concerning H.H. Kitchener, 1910.


Mackay - Whitehead
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3590
Extent: 122 leaves

Scope and Content:
  • (fols. 1-2) D.J. Mackay, 11th Baron Reay, 1908
  • (fols. 3-4) Edward Majoribanks, 2nd Baron Tweedmouth, 1907
  • (fols. 5-14) M.J. Meade, 1906
  • (fols. 15-16) Sir George Murray, 1910
  • (fols. 17-18) Sir Frederick Pollock, 1907
  • (fols. 19-20) Sir Dighton Probyn, 1907
  • (fols. 21-2) R.T. Reid, 1st Earl Loreburn, 1909
  • (fols. 23-92) F.S. Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, 1906-10
  • (fols. 93-8) F.A. Robertson, 1909
  • (fols. 99-100) N.M. Rothschild, 1908
  • (fols. 101-4) A.O.V. Russell, 2nd Baron Ampthill, 1906
  • (fols. 105-6) D.A. Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, 1908
  • (fols. 107-8) Sir John Strachey, 1905
  • (fols. 109-10) E.S. Talbot, 1908
  • (fols. 111-16) Sir William Wedderburn, 1909

And (fols. 117-22) letter from and copy of letter to Henry Whitehead, 1913, including enclosure and related correspondence.

D.2   Correspondence with India Office officials, 1907-10

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7086, d. 3591

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Abrahams - Hutchins
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3591
Extent: 150 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Lionel Abrahams, 1908
  • (fols. 3-21) Sir Hugh Barnes, 1908-10
  • (fols. 22-3) Sir David Barr, 1907
  • (fol. 24) O.S.B. Brett, 1907
  • (fols. 25-34) T.R. Buchanan, 1908
  • (fols. 35-40) Sir O'Moore Creagh, 1908-9, with (fols. 39-40) enclosed letter to Creagh from H.H. Kitchener
  • (fols. 45-8) Sir John Edge, 1908
  • (fols. 49-55) G.J.M.K. Elliot, 1910
  • (fols. 56-7) Sir Dennis Fitzpatrick, 1907
  • (fols. 58-9) Sir John Gordon, 1908
  • (fols. 60-85) F.A. Hirtzel, 1908-10, with (fols. 82-5) covering letters to F.W. Hirst, 1929
  • (fols. 86-146) C.E.H. Hobhouse, 1907-8
  • (fols. 147-8) Sir Thomas Holderness, 1907
  • (fols. 149-50) Sir Philip Hutchins, 1908

Lawrence - Wyllie
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7086
Extent: 121 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Sir Walter Lawrence, 1908
  • (fols. 3-6) Sir Charles Lyall, 1908
  • (fols. 7-47) F.H. Lucas, 1907-13
  • (fols. 50-85) Theodore Morison, 1907-9, n.d.
  • (fols. 96-105) Sir Richmond Ritchie, 1907-9
  • (fols. 106-7) Felix Schuster, 1st Baron Schuster, 1908
  • (fols. 108-11) Sir James Smith, 1914
  • (fols. 112-5) Sir William Lee-Warner, 1907-8
  • (fols. 116-9) Sir Horatio Walpole, 1907
  • (fols. 120-1) Sir William Wyllie, 1908

And (fols. 86-94) letters from and copies of letters to Sir James Mackay, 1907-10.

D.3   Papers, 1906-10

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7087-8

Arrangement: chronological.

Miscellaneous papers, 1906-10
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7087
Extent: 156 leaves

Printed reports of Indian press articles, 1909
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7088
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content:

And (fols. 105-30) press cuttings concerning the India Office, 1908-10.

E   Literary papers, 1872-1922

E.1   General literary correspondence and papers, 1872-1922

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3592-4

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Arnold-Knowles
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3592
Extent: 161 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 13-14) H.H. Asquith, 1918
  • (fols. 15-19) A.J. Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham, 1917
  • (fols. 20-40) John Bright, 1878-81
  • (fols. 41-5) Louise Carnegie, 1917
  • (fols. 48-89) Chapman and Hall Publishers, 1871-8
  • (fols. 90-101) G.L. Craik, 1891-1903
  • (fols. 102-3) George V, 1917
  • (fols. 104-6) J.A. Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, 1918
  • (fols. 109-12) R.B. Haldane, 1917
  • (fols. 113-19) Lewis Harcourt, 1917
  • (fols. 120-1) Charles Hardinge, 1917
  • (fols. 122-4) Sir Arthur Hirtzel, 1917
  • (fols. 127-31) J.A.A.J. Jusserand, 1917-18
  • (fols. 132-61) J.T. Knowles, 1876-7

With (fols. 107-8) copy of letter from W.E. Gladstone to Sir Louis Mallet, 1878.


Lee (Sir Sidney)
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3593
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content:

Concerning Sir Sidney Lee's DNB article on Edward VII, including letters from and copies of letters to

  • (fols. 6-7, 65-73) Francis Knollys, 1st Vicount Knollys, 1912-13
  • (fols. 11-29, 34-58, 62-4) Sir Arthur Davidson, 1912-3
  • (fols. 30-3, 59-61, 74-6, 83-4) Sir Sidney Lee, 1912-4
  • (fols. 77-82) F.E.G. Ponsonby, 1914

With (fols. 2-5) copies of letters from Lee to R.B. Brett, 2nd Viscount Esher, 1912.


Macmillan-Temple
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3594
Extent: 44 leaves

Scope and Content:

Consists of letters from

  • (fols. 1-8) Macmillan and Co. Ltd, 1921-2
  • (fols. 9-11) Mary, Queen Consort of George V, 1917
  • (fols. 12-15) E.S. Montagu, 1917
  • (fols. 16-17) G.G.A. Murray, 1917
  • (fols. 18-26) J.A.H. Murray, 1906
  • (fols. 27-9) C.S. Parker, 1907
  • (fols. 30-5) A.P. Primrose, 5th Earl Rosebery, 1917
  • (fols. 38-41) G.W.E. Russell , 1917
  • (fols. 42-3) W.M. Cowper-Temple, 1879

With (fol. 44) note containing quotes from Mark Pattison Memoirs (1885), reviewed by Morley in Macmillan's Magazine (April?, 1885).

E.2   Papers, 1839-1906, concerning Morley's Life of Gladstone (1903)

E.2.1   Correspondence and papers concerning the writing of the Life of Gladstone, 1839-99, n.d.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3595-7


Correspondence, Arbuthnot - Gladstone, W.E.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3595
Extent: 187 leaves
Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 2-5) J.E.E.D. Acton, 1st Baron Acton, 1898
  • (fols. 8-42) George Armistead, 1898
  • (fols. 43-9) Sir Arthur Bigge, 1898
  • (fols. 50-9) G.L. Craik, 1898
  • (fols. 60-5) Mary Drew, 1898
  • (fols. 66-82) Laurence Ginnell, 1897-9
  • (fols. 157-68) H.J. Gladstone, 1898
  • (fols. 169-70) H.N. Gladstone, 1898
  • (fols. 171-2) S.E. Gladstone, 1898
  • (fols. 83-6) I.A. Gordon, Lady Aberdeen, 1899

With

  • (fols. 87-154) copies of letters from W.E. Gladstone to J.C. Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Lady Aberdeen, 1881-96, sent by Lady Aberdeen, probably late 1899
  • (fols. 173-87) letters from Morley to W.E. Gladstone, 1886

Correspondence, Hamilton - Stead
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3596
Extent: 153 leaves
Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-2) Sir Edward Hamilton, 1898, with (fols. 3-130) enclosed letters from W.E. Gladstone to W.K. Hamilton, 1839-68
  • (fols. 131-4) Sir William Harcourt, 1898
  • (fols. 135-51) F.O. Macmillan, 1898
  • (fols. 152-3) W.T. Stead, 1898

Working papers, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3597
Extent: 54 leaves

E.2.2   Correspondence and papers on the publication of the Life of Gladstone, 1903-6

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3598-600


Correspondence, Acland - Hutton
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3598
Extent: 125 leaves
Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-4) A.H.D. Acland, 1903
  • (fol. 7) Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, 1903
  • (fols. 9-15) Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl Cromer, 1903
  • (fols. 16-17) T.G. Baring, 1st Earl Northbrook, 1903
  • (fol. 23) Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, 1903
  • (fols. 24-5) E.S. Beesley, 1904
  • (fol. 29) H.R. Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden, 1903
  • (fol. 30) J.H. Bridges, 1903
  • (fols. 32-5) H.M. Butler, 1903
  • (fols. 36-8) Joseph Chamberlain, 1903
  • (fols. 39-40) J.H. Choate, 1904
  • (fols. 41-3) E.W.P. Clinton, 1903
  • (fols. 44-7) G.N. Curzon, Earl Curzon of Kedleston, 1903
  • (fols. 48-9) Alfred Deakin, 1903
  • (fols. 50-1) A.M. Fairbairn, 1903
  • (fols. 56-7) Sir Charles Firth, 1903
  • (fols. 58-61) E.G. Petty-Fitzmaurice, 1903
  • (fols. 62-3) Thomas Fowler, 1903
  • (fol. 69) Helen Gladstone, 1904
  • (fols. 70-4) H.N. Gladstone, 1904-5
  • (fols. 75-6) Sir Arthur Godley, 1904
  • (fols. 77-8) A.H. Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, 1903
  • (fols. 79-87) J.C. Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and I.A. Gordon, Lady Aberdeen, 1903
  • (fols. 88-9) G.J. Goschen, 1st Viscount Goschen, 1903-4
  • (fols. 93-4) Frederick Greenwood, 1903
  • (fols. 95-8) Sir William Harcourt, 1903-4, with (fols. 97-8) enclosed letter from the Aga Khan, 1903
  • (fols. 99-100) Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1903
  • (fols. 101-2) Frederic Harrison, 1903
  • (fols. 105-10) G.F. Hoar, 1904
  • (fol. 115) G.J. Holyoake, 1903
  • (fols. 122-5) A.W. Hutton, 1905

Correspondence, James - Wyndham, and unidentified correspondents
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3599
Extent: 113 leaves
Arrangement: alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

Includes letters from

  • (fols. 1-6) Henry James, 1st Baron James of Hereford, 1904
  • (fols. 7-8) W.H. James, 2nd Baron Northbourne, 1903
  • (fols. 9-10) Sir Richard Jebb, 1902
  • (fols. 11-12) Sir Henry Stuart-Jones, 1905
  • (fols. 19-23) G.J. Shaw-Lefevre, 1905
  • (fols. 26-7) F.O. Macmillan, 1903-5
  • (fols. 28) J.J.R. Manners, 7th Duke of Rutland, 1903
  • (fols. 30-2) H.W. Massingham, 1903
  • (fol. 33) Arnold Morley, 1903
  • (fols. 34-6) G.G.A. Murray, 1904
  • (fols. 40-1) C.S. Parker, 1904
  • (fols. 44-6) J.A. Pease, 1904
  • (fol. 47) A.W. Peel, 1st Viscount Peel, 1903
  • (fols. 50-1) W.G.F. Phillimore, 1903
  • (fols. 52-3) D.C. Richmond, 1906
  • (fols. 54-5) F.S. Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, 1903
  • (fols. 56-9) G.F.S. Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, 1903
  • (fols. 60-1) Theodore Roosevelt, 1903
  • (fols. 64-74) F.A.R. Russell, 1903-4
  • (fols. 75-6) G.W.E. Russell , 1903
  • (fols. 77-80) T.H. Sanderson, 1903
  • (fols. 81-2) J.A. Spender, 1903
  • (fol. 85) W.T. Stead, 1903
  • (fol. 86) E.S. Talbot, 1903
  • (fols. 87-8) J.R. Thursfield, 1903
  • (fols. 89-97) Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 1903
  • (fols. 98-9) A.W. Ward, 1904
  • (fols. 100-7) C.L. Wood, 2nd Viscount Halifax, 1903
  • (fols. 108-9) George Wyndham, 1903

Press cuttings concerning the Life of Gladstone, 1903-4, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3600
Extent: 157 leaves
Arrangement: chronological.

F   Printed papers, 1869-1921

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2214, c. 7089, d. 3601

Arrangement: chronological.

Press cuttings, 1869-1921
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2114
Extent: 39 leaves

Scope and Content:

Includes cuttings relating to

  • (fols. 1-4) Morley's candidature for Blackburn, General Election, 1869
  • (fols. 5-8) death of Morley's brother William Morley, July 1874
  • (fols. 10-17) Morley's Recollections, 1917
  • (fols. 18-19) Freedom of the city of Blackburn granted to Morley, 1912
  • (fols. 20-37) Morley's last appearance in the House of Lords, December 14, 1921

Miscellaneous printed papers, mainly journals, 1887-1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3601
Extent: 14 items

Scope and Content:

Includes (item 1) offprint of Morley's article as Editor, 'An economic address: with some notes', Fortnightly Review, n.s. 24 (Oct. 1878), 547-567.


Miscellaneous official printed papers, with some annotations, 1913-14
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7089
Extent: 92 leaves

G    Family and personal papers, 1829-1923

G.1   Correspondence and papers concerning Morley's brothers, 1860-77

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. d. 3602-3

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence and papers concerning the death (1874) of his brother William Morley and the welfare of his children, 1860-76
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3602
Extent: 62 leaves

Correspondence and papers concerning the affairs of his elder brother Edward S. Morley, 1874-7
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3603
Extent: 102 leaves

G.2   Correspondence with Morley's sister Grace, 1874-1918

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. e. 3433-6

Arrangement: chronological.

1874-90
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3433
Extent: 120 leaves

1891-4
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3434
Extent: 160 leaves

1895-8
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3435
Extent: 137 leaves

1899-1918, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3436
Extent: 170 leaves

Scope and Content:

With (fols. 168-70) notes by F.W. Hirst and M.E.H.?

G.3   Other correspondence and papers, 1829-1923

Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. b. 2115, c. 7090, d. 3614, e. 3437

Arrangement: chronological.

Miscellaneous family correspondence and papers, 1829-1921, n.d
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7090
Extent: 40 leaves

Morley's affirmation of his appointment as Principal Secretary of State, 1911
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. b. 2115
Extent: 2 leaves

Two books of Morley's chequebook stubs, c.1921-3, and (e. 3437/3) notebook containing miscellaneous notes relating to Gladstone, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3437/1-3
Extent: 53, 60, 94 (18-94 blank) leaves

Brief descriptions of groups of letters to Morley, with some lists of correspondents, mainly in the hand of O.S.B. Brett, with some later notes by F.W. Hirst, c. 1905-10, n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. d. 3614
Extent: 106 leaves

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