Catalogue description Scrapbook

This record is held by University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

Details of XOMN/C/2/1
Reference: XOMN/C/2/1
Title: Scrapbook
Description:

This volume contains press cuttings from national and local newspapers consisting of articles, notices, publicity leaflets, photographs, drawings and cartoons relating to Oswald Mosley's 1918 election campaign when he stood as Unionist Coalition candidate for the Harrow Division of Middlesex. These date from July 1918 to May 1919. The cuttings include an interview with Oswald Mosley in 'The Observer' 26 Jul 1918, an article by Oswald Mosley stating his policies, also in 'The Observer' 9 Aug 1918, various articles reporting on speeches given by Mosley to various organisations in the Harrow area, letters to 'The Observer' from Harrow constituents about the election; articles by and about Mosley's opponent A. R. Chamberlayne in 'The Gazette' 26 Oct and 2 Nov 1918; Mosley's reply in 'The Observer' 8 Nov 1918 to criticism by Chamberlayne; articles setting out the main points of the programmes of both candidates in 'The Observer' and 'The Gazette'; full page advertisement for Chamberlayne which appeared in 'The Gazette' 13 Dec 1918; short articles reporting on the outcome of the election in various national and local newspapers; articles about celebrations in Mosley's new constituency in 'The Middlesex County Times' 8 Feb 1919 and 'The Gazette' 8 Feb 1919; articles in 'The Times', The Observer', 'The Gazette' and the 'Daily Chronicle' Feb 1919 relating to Mosley's part in the debate on the Aerial Navigation Bill, at which he made his maiden speech; articles relating to Mosley's constituency work in Harrow including his attendance at the opening of the Harrow, Wealdstone and District Memorial Maternity Hostel, reported in the 'Morning Post' 3 Mar 1919, the Wealdstone Red Triangle, reported in 'The Observer' 14 Mar 1919, and a meeting held to discuss proposals for a cottage hospital to be built at Hanwell, reported in 'The Gazette' 3 May 1919. Both Oswald Mosley and Maud Mosley spoke at this meeting. The volume also contains letters to Maud Mosley relating to her son's campaign. These comprise letters of support following Oswald Mosley's selection as Unionist Coalition candidate, 20 Jul 1918 from E.G. Swain, The Rectory, Greenford, Middlesex, Sarita L. Macandrew, Dudley Lodge, Harrow-on-the-Hill, A.K.Tarlyon, Harrow on the Hill, and Jessie Buss, Honorary Secretary, Wembley Women's Unionist Assoc[iation]. There is also a letter congratulating Maud Mosley on her son's recent speech at Harrow from J. Basley-White, 50 Lexham Gardens, London dated 8 Dec.

Date: 1918-1919
Held by: University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: OMN/C/2/1
Language: English
Physical description: 1 vol

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