ULLSWATER (Sir James William Lowther, 1855-1949, Speaker 1905-1921, from 1921 1st Viscount)

Long Autograph Letter Signed 'Ullswater' to John William Robertson Scott, (1866-1962, founder of 'The Countryman', 1927, and its editor till 1947) telling him that "early in ... 1939 it became evident that, if the labour of agricultural workers was to be kept on the land and not attracted away by the offer of a higher rate of pay from aerodrome builders, munition works or the many other activities then coming into being in connection with the war, it would be necessary to provide a higher rate of wage ... for agricultural labour", and detailing the steps by which the National Minimum Wage for Agricultural Workers was fixed at 48 shillings a week, 4 sides 4to., Campsea Ashe, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Christmas Day,

Lowther is considered one of the best Speakers this century. He presided at the Electoral Reform Conference, 1916-1917, over votes for women.
Robertson Scott was a member of the Rural Housing Advisory Committees under four Ministers, and wrote on agricultural matters in Holland, Japan and Great Britain.

Item Date:  1940

Stock No:  13424      £75

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