DILKE SIR CHARLES WENTWORTH 1843-1911BT MP

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Scope and Content

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

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:

Robert Cecil Marquis of Salisbury (1830-1903)

Salisbury was leader of the Conservative party and Prime Minister 1885-1886,1886-1892, 1895-1902.

Arrangement

Four letters.

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