Press cuttings book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CEM/1/1/1/11
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 GC14342.
      GB 133 II A, 11.
  • Dates of Creation
      1896
  • Physical Description
      25 x 37 cms. Hardback volume, Condition: binding on the spine of the volume is fragile and held with sellotape; one leaf (pp. 197-198) has become detached.

Scope and Content

Leaders, 1 Jan-31 Dec (pp. 1-191).Book reviews, undated (pp. 192-3; 196-200).Report on a speech made by Gladstone at Liverpool on the subject of Turkish atrocities against Armenia, 25 Sep (p. 194).Obituary of George du Maurier, 9 Oct (p. 195).

Loose material (originally tucked into a flap inside the front cover of the volume) includes:Items 1-4: 3 letters to the editor and one cutting relating to Anglo-American relations over the Venezuelan crisis following the issue of President Cleveland's manifesto of December 1895 regarding American policy in the dispute;Items 5-11: 4 letters and 1 handwritten article sent to the Guardian in Jan-Feb 1896, relating to the newspaper's treatment of the Transvaal crisis which arose following the Jameson Raid of December 1895, ultimately leading to the Boer War. These letters are written in appreciation of the stance taken by CEM and the Guardian, which, in its support of the Boers, went against general public opinion at the time.