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Colonial Office

 Organization

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Board of Trade: correspondence., Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 11/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: George Marks [Liberal MP for Launceston, Cornwall] and Sir John Barker [Liberal MP for Penryn and Falmouth, Cornwall] on the appointment of a Conservative to the post of Official Receiver in Cornwall; Ailwyn Fellowes [Deputy Chairman, Great Eastern Railway, later 1st Lord Ailwyn]; William Ridgeway, President of the Royal Anthropological Institute, on the importance of colonial officials learning anthropology; Joseph Pease [Patronage Secretary to the Treasury, later...
Dates: Apr 1901 - 30 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference 1907: printed papers., 1906 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/28
Scope and Contents Includes papers on the representation of Australian states; the function of the Committee of Imperial Defence; the "Strategical conditions of the Empire from the military point of view"; the possibility of assimilating war organisation throughout the Empire; patterns and provisions of equipment and stores for colonial forces; desirability that the Colonial Governments should give their orders for ordinance stores through the War Office; naval defence; statement of the military and naval...
Dates: 1906 - 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: Colonial preference: notes and printed papers., 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/30
Scope and Contents Includes notes on Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada; statements and reports of House of Commons business; Colonial Office, Board of Trade and Foreign Office notes and printed papers (including by 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] and WSC); Commonwealth of Australia papers; resolutions of the Australian, Cape Colony [South Africa], and New Zealand governments for the conference; details of decisions of previous conferences; WSC's hand-written...
Dates: 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: printed minutes of proceedings., Apr 1907 - May 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/29
Scope and Contents Subjects covered by the minutes include the constitution of the conference; the organisation of the Colonial Office; colonial representation on the Committee of Imperial Defence; military defence; naval defence; emigration; naturalisation; double income tax; silver coinage; decimal currency and metric system; imperial court of appeal; preferential trade; imperial surtax on foreign imports; coastwise trade; commercial treaties; trade marks and patents; trade statistics; company law; admitting...
Dates: Apr 1907 - May 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence., 03 Jul 1907 - Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/27
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] (3); Sir Charles Dilke; Sir Graham Bower [Colonial Secretary of Mauritius] seeking promotion; Sir Walter Egerton [Governor of Southern Nigeria], James Hutton, Chairman of the British Cotton Growing Association (2), and Sir Alfred Jones on the construction of the north Nigeria railway and WSC's support for cotton growers; 3rd Lord Hindlip on land prices in Mombasa [British East...
Dates: 03 Jul 1907 - Dec 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Israel Zangwill; Sidney Greville [Private Secretary to HM Queen Alexandria] on King Edward VII's approval of a critical article about WSC; Sir Arthur Havelock [former Governor of Madras, India, and Natal, South Africa]; Henry Massingham (2); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (5) including one letter on the experiences of Elgin's father as Governor-General of Canada; Jan Smuts (2); Frederic Tatham, member of the Legislative Assembly,...
Dates: 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 02 Sep 1906 - 30 Sep 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/15
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby, Assistant Private Secretary to King Edward VII] passing on the King's concern about the future of South Africa; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (4) on subjects including recruiting mining labour in Portuguese East Africa [later Mozambique] and his desire for Sir Richard Solomon [Acting Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal] to be first Prime Minister of the Transvaal, with...
Dates: 02 Sep 1906 - 30 Sep 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: expenditure., c 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/46
Scope and Contents Includes notes and papers by Colonial Office officials and printed copies of correspondence from 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal [and High Commissioner for South Africa] (4) and 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and a minute by WSC.Subjects include: comparison of annual expenditure with that of previous years and details of debt; import duty on various articles; various matters concerning South African politics, including the Transvaal loan...
Dates: c 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: South and East Africa: correspondence., 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Moses Gaster, Chief Rabbi of the Spanish and Portuguese Jew's Congregation, on obtaining land in the British Empire for a Jewish settlement; Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony] on affairs in South Africa; Edward Peacock, Manager of the Morning Post; John Atkins; Edward Marsh [Private Secretary at the Colonial Office] on army finances in Sierra Leone; Herbert Samuel [Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office],...
Dates: 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Treasury: correspondence from WSC (carbon copies)., 09 Nov 1924 - 30 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/2
Scope and Contents Recipients include: Stanley Baldwin [Prime Minister] (5); Leo Amery, Secretary of State for the Colonies, (6) on subjects including expenditure on Iraq and Palestine; 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith, Secretary of State for India]; Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War]; Ronald McNeill [later 1st Lord Cushendun, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; William Bridgeman, First Lord of the Admiralty, (4) on subjects including marriage licenses for...
Dates: 09 Nov 1924 - 30 Dec 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Treasury: WSC's minutes., 16 Nov 1924 - 24 Dec 1924

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/3
Scope and Contents Includes carbon copies of minutes and letters from WSC to various individuals, mainly Treasury officials, including: Sir Warren Fisher [Permanent Secretary]; Sir George Barstow [Controller of Supply Services]; Prime Minister [Stanley Baldwin]; Walter Guinness [later 1st Lord Moyne, Financial Secretary]; Sir Russell Scott [Controller]; Sir Otto Niemeyer [Controller of Finance]; Sir Horace Hamilton [Chairman, Board of Customs and Excise]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the...
Dates: 16 Nov 1924 - 24 Dec 1924
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: Non House of Commons: Speech notes and typescript., 12 Feb 1921 - 24 Sep 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/64
Scope and Contents Speech notes for WSC's speech (12 February, English-Speaking Union dinner, Hyde Park Hotel, London), entitled "Imperial Family Council" on the English speaking peoples, the unity of the Empire, and understanding with the United States. Published: Complete Speeches III pp 3063 - 3066.Speech notes and typescript for WSC's speech (31 March, reply to Moslem delegation, Government House, Jerusalem [Palestine]), entitled "Justice for Arab and Jew" on Arthur Balfour [Lord President of the...
Dates: 12 Feb 1921 - 24 Sep 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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