Letters to Charles relating to the work of the Union of Democratic Control (UDC)

Scope and Content

Includes requests and letters of gratitude for UDC pamphlets, suggestions of people with similar beliefs, arrangements for attending meetings and providing speakers, requests for women to contribute to the Union, discussion of publications, extracts of an address by Arnold Rowntree entitled The Task of Democracy , letters in response to Charles' speeches, discussion of public opinion to the war, issues with party politics and international relations, reference to the sinking of the Lusitania, discussion of a disagreement with Romain Rolland regarding publication of his writing by the Cambridge Magazine and UDC, reference to conscription, a request from E D Morel to receive a salary for his work for the UDC, the work of the Central Organisation for a Durable Peace (Holland), reference to Charles' position as MP for Elland and the introduction of conscription, accounts of violence at UDC metings, incitements to violence by the Morning Post and an attack on Arthur Ponsonby.
Correspondents include Edward Carpenter, Anna Barlow, Arnold Bennett, J W Kneeshaw, Vivian Carter, George Brandes, George Bernard Shaw, Olive Graham, Dr. P Geyl, Edmund Dene Morel, Charles Kay Ogden, C G Renold, Oswald Garrison Villard, Jan Hubrecht, Anna M Philips, W W Greg [Walter Wilson?], Francis W Hirst, Catherine E Marshall, D M Stevenson, Mary M Hayward, John Archer, Romain Rolland, Eliot Crawshay-Williams, John Samuel of the Glasgow International Polity Club, J Ramsay MacDonald, Norman Angell, Vivian Carter, Arthur Ponsonby, Priscilla Albright, J Allen Baker, Albert J Beveridge, C R Buxton, W H Christie, G Lowes Dickinson, W H Ewer, Elie Halevy, T Edmund Harvey, L A Hogg, Jean Longuet, Geoffrey Marchand, Isobel Pickthall, John Simon, H M Swanwick and Basil Williams.
Some letters are in French.
Copies of some of the publications referenced in this file are available in this collection at CPT/1/5/7.

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