• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CEM/1/2/1
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 GC14329.
      GB 133 III, 1.
  • Dates of Creation
      7 Mar 1890-31 Dec 1897
  • Physical Description
      26 pieces.

Scope and Content

Letters and notes to CEM relating to his work at the Manchester Guardian. All but one are from C.P.Scott, and cover topics such as: an offer of formal appointment as a member of staff at a salary of £300, with subsequent increases to reach £900 in 1896; Irish politics and CEM's was work in Ireland as a special correspondent in Dec 1890; notes concerning day to day work on the newspaper; and praise for CEM's work, reflecting the respect and affection felt by C.P. Scott for CEM. CEM/1/2/1/16 is a letter dated 7 Feb 1896 from J.E. Taylor, the proprietor of the Manchester Guardian, writing from Biarritz [France], and describing a conversation he had with Gladstone, in which the ex-Liberal Prime Minister praised CEM's leader on President Cleveland's manifesto and the Venezuelan crisis of Dec 1895 (see CEM/1/1/1/10). This letter is referred to by Scott in subsequent letters (CEM/1/2/1/17, /18 and /19).

CEM/1/2/1/4 includes a ticket to a meeting of the Nationalists of Dublin, at which C.S. Parnell was to be present, on 10 Dec 1890.

Envelopes included in CEM/1/2/1/2, /4, /11, /16, /24 and /26.