The Gladstone Diaries - Vol. 12

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30. St Andr. Saty.

Ch. 8 1/2 A.M. Wrote to M. Opdebeeck1--Ld E. Clinton--Mr Murray--Mr McCarthy--F.J. Cross--Sir J. Carmichael--Canon McColl--U.S. Labour Commissioner2--U. Sec. Foreign Office. Woodcraft: Will3 was much interested in seeing the axe and bruited it abroad. Worked on Irish and political papers: with sore reluctance. Read Captain Lobe--A Babe of Bohemia4-- Roose on Leprosy.5


Advent S. Dec 1. 89.

Church 11 AM with H.C. and 6 1/2 P.M. Wrote to Rev. Irwin Coates6--W.J. Lacey--Mr Waddy MP--Mrs Corbett7--Rivingtons. Saw H.J.G.--Mr Mayhew-- W.H.G: now fit we hope to resume Church. Read Captain Lobe-- Dawson on Genesis8-- Wright on Protm in Russia9-- Sayce Hibbert Lectures10--and [blank.]


2. M. [Ford Bank, Disbury]

Ch. 8 1/2 A.M. Wrote to [blank.] Off at 11.20 to Manchester by special train. Free Trade Hall at 1.15. Spoke nearly 1 1/2 hour: very good audience.11 Then drove processionally 6 or 7 miles to Mr Ashton's12 refined & pleasant home at Didsbury. Large party at dinner. Saw Dr Ward--Mr Bryce--Mr Ashton. Read Law on Jesuits & Seculars13-- Lambert on Franchise.14


3. Tu.

Mr Ashton gave me a drive to my old haunts ( 1828) at Wilmslow of which the salient points still remain.15 Sat to photographers. Worked on Irish papers. Read Law on Seculars & Jesuits. We dined early & went into Manchester at 7.15. Spoke again in F.T. Hall 1 h. 20 m.16 Returned at 10. The meeting satisfactory: but Radical.

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1
On the death of Lady Lincoln, reported by her son, Lord E. Clinton; Add MS 44508, f. 198.
10
See 11 Feb. 87.
11
T.T., 3 December 1889, 7a.
12
Thomas Ashton (see 17 Aug. 87); lived at Ford Bank, Didsbury.
13
T. G. Law, Sheech of the conflicts between Jesuits and Seculars in relation to Elizabeth ( 1889).
14
J. Lambert in NC, xxvi. 942 ( December 1889).
15
In 1828, Gladstone was sent to study mathematics at Wilmslow with Rev. J. M. Turner, a moderate Evangelical; see 24 Jan.--11 Apr. 28 and Matthew, Gladstone, 19, 251.
16
Addressing the National Liberal Federation; T.T., 5 December 1889, 6a.
2
No business traced; perhaps on Gladstone's article on free trade, whose long delayed publication was now imminent (see 10 Dec. 88).
3
i.e. his grandson.
4
F. Danby, A babe of Bohemia ( 1889).
5
E. C. R. Roose, Leprosy and its prevention ( 1889).
6
James Irwin Coates, curate in Shepherd's Bush.
7
Mrs. George Corbett, author; see 28 Nov. 89n.
8
J. W. Dawson, The origin of the world according, to revelation and science ( 1877).
9
C. H. H. Wright, "'Stamping out protestantism in Russia'", N.C., xxvi. 912 ( December 1889).

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations x
  • ABBREVIATED CHRISTIAN AND SURNAMES xi
  • ABBREVIATED BOOK TITLES, MSS COLLECTIONS, ETC. xv
  • OTHER ABBREVIATIONS xx
  • Introduction xxv
  • Sat. Jan. 1. 1887 Circumcision [hawarden] 1
  • Frid. Ap. One. 1887 22
  • Sunday May One 87 Ss. Phil. & J. 30
  • Wed. June One 1887. 38
  • Wed. June One 1887. 54
  • Wed. June One 1887. 61
  • Wed. June One 1887. 81
  • Jan 1. S. & Circumcision 1888. [florence] 89
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 176
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 187
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 193
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 200
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 208
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 214
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 221
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 234
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 241
  • Frid. Mch One 1889. 248
  • Circumcision Wed. Jan 1. 90. 260
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 282
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 305
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 312
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 318
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 325
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 332
  • Tues. Ap. One. 1890. 344
  • Thurs. Circumcision Jan. 1. 91. 356
  • Sexa S. Feb. One 1891. 362
  • Sexa S. Feb. One 1891. 370
  • Wed Ap. One 1891. 377
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 382
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 387
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 398
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 404
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 410
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 416
  • Frid. May 1 Ss Phil. & J. 422
  • APPENDIX Gladstone's Letters to Laura Thistlethwayte, 1870-1893 431
  • WHERE WAS HE? 1887-1891 533
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