A collection of letters sent to or from the family of J.H. Whitley (1866-1935), MP for Halifax and Speaker of the House of Commons. Correspondence is split into three categories: letters concerning J.H. Whitley's official appointments; private correspondence between members of the Whitley family and correspondence sent after J.H. Whitley's death, concerning his career as Speaker.
The Whitley family's correspondence includes communication with notable individuals such as H. H. Asquith, Stanley Baldwin, J. M. Barrie, G. Bernard Shaw, Andrew Bonar Law, Violet Bonham-Carter, Austen Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Earl Haig, Ramsay MacDonald and King George V.