Three letters to Joseph Ellaby , concerning costs of imperial defence, StopWeek, the Eight Hour Day and coal miners, Lord Salisbury (1830-1903) and thelabour problem.
DILKE SIR CHARLES WENTWORTH 1843-1911BT MP
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- ReferenceGB 97 COLL MISC 0624
- Dates of Creation1891-1892
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description4 letters
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Sir Charles Dilke 1843-1911
Dilke was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was Senior Legalist (headof Law Tripos), 1865. Dilke was twice Vice-President and twice President ofthe Cambridge Union Society. He was a barrister at Middle Temple, and MP(Liberal) for Chelsea, 1868-1886 and Forest of Dean 1892-1911. From 1880 to1882 he was Under-Secretary of State Foreign Affairs, 1880-1882; PresidentLocal Government Board, 1882-1885; Chairman Royal Commission for Negotiationswith France, 1880-1882; Chairman Royal Commission for Housing of theWorking-Class 1884-1885; Chairman Select Committee on Income Tax, 1906.
His publications include:
- Greater Britain (1868)
- The Present Position of European Politics (1887)
- The British Army (1888)
- Problems of Greater Britain (1890)
- British Empire (1898)
Robert Cecil Marquis of Salisbury (1830-1903)
Salisbury was leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister 1885-1886,1886-1892, 1895-1902.
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