Includes letters from Charles to his family describing his the progress of his journey across the United States, to Honolulu, New Zealand and Australia, before returning back to England in December 1898.
Also includes letters to Charles from individuals across America offering accommodation introductions to members of local society.
Charles' intention to study the institutions of each of these nations is referenced in letters both to and from him - he references political frameworks, occasionally requesting political documents from officials, and also visits education institutes such as Grinnell College.
Along with the letters, there are also a small number of newspaper cuttings referencing the journey.
Further letters, photograph albums and scrapbooks relating to Charles' visit to North America and the Pacific can be found in this collection at CPT/1/2/1/1, CPT/1/7/3, CPT/1/7/5, CPT/1/8/3 and CPT/PA.
Correspondents include William J Bryan, W H Buckler, C R Buxton, William Clarke, George A Gates, John Gavan Duffy, Margot Gavan Duffy, John Hall, George Herron, F W Hirst, H J Lane, H D Lloyd, J S McLain, Edward S Morris, G H Reid, Beatrice Webb, Sidney Webb, Edward N Whitley, Edward B Wicks, James G Wilson, B N Wise, Carroll D Wright and Charles Zueblin.