Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/6/156
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 C25/1-11
  • Dates of Creation
      1907-1913
  • Physical Description
      11 pieces

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Sydney John Chapman [professor of political economy 1901-1918]: 

  • /1 copy of letter to Chapman from A. Wil[lliam] Foe 15 December 1907, re. the Board of Trade's Census of Production, and asks if Chapman would be willing to undertake it;
  • /2 28 Dec 1907, Chapman confirms will turn down Board of Trade offer [presumably concerning the Census];
  • /3 1908, informs him that Dr Ehrlich (rector of Czernowitz University, Austria) intends to visit the University;
  • /4 copy letter 9 Oct 1913, confirms leave of absence to undertake work for the Colonial Office [Chapman headed a commission into economic and labour problems in South Africa];
  • /5 copy letter 5 Dec 1913, re. request for further leave of absence;
  • /6 copy letter 11 Dec 1913, Council confirms further leave of absence; refers to events in South Africa;
  • /7 undated letter to the vice-chancellor expressing opinions on the award of the Warburton Prize [a University prize for essays on local government] enclosing a letter from H.O. Meredith to Chapman regarding two papers, one by 'Knoop', [prob. Douglas Knoop, winner of the Warburton Prize in 1907], comments about content;
  • /8 undated letter, remarks on meeting of Gartside [scholarship in commercial and industrial studies] electors, spoken to Lord Mayor [of Manchester?] about opportunities for B.Com students and a course in municipal economics, stipends of railway lecturers [Faculty of Commerce staff];
  • /9 17 Nov. [?], his Census of Production work clashes with a lecture, meeting cotton industry representatives to draw up schedule of questions, and describes lecture arrangements for his period of absence;
  • /10 undated, sends application for the Gartside scholarships, and lists those he believe should be interviewed.