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Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:

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Correspondence A - L, 1926-12 - 1927-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/1/13
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Edward Grigg [Governor of Kenya, later 1st Lord Altrincham] on his visit home, settling a question of port handling in Kenya, and his health; Reginald Leigh [Assistant Private Secretary to the Foreign Secretary] on LSA's invitation to join the Academie Diplomatique Internationale; 1st Lord Athlone [Governor-General of South Africa] on the good effect of LSA's visit to South Africa and reaching a compromise with [?] Senator Nicolas de Wet (2); Sir Robert...
Dates: 1926-12 - 1927-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Official: Colonial Office, 1902 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10
Scope and Contents The Colonial Office papers contain correspondence, printed material and papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, a position held from December 1905 to April 1908. The papers have been divided into correspondence (until the end of 1907 only) and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.The Colonial Office material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties as well as the specific issues of the period...
Dates: 1902 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet, Foreign and War Office: printed papers., Dec 1905 - Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/6
Scope and Contents Includes copies and drafts of official papers prepared by WSC, 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and officials of the Colonial Office. These papers also include the texts of correspondence from 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, General Sir Henry Hildyard, Acting Governor of the Transvaal, officials of the India Office and the Foreign Office, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Natal [South...
Dates: Dec 1905 - Dec 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet Papers., 23 Jan 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/13A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Maurice Hankey (6); David Lloyd George, Prime Minister; Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer (2) and Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] objecting to the use of Indian troops in the garrison of Palestine.Cabinet papers on subjects including: affairs in the Middle East, Egypt, South Khurdistan, Mesopotamia [Iraq] and Palestine; mandates for Mesopotamia and Palestine; the 1921 Imperial Conference; the 1921 Middle East Conference; the empire...
Dates: 23 Jan 1921 - 29 Dec 1921
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 Office and Committee of Imperial Defence: printed papers (where indicated items have been prepared by WSC)., Oct 1904 - Nov 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/3
Scope and Contents Includes a report of a meeting of the Inter-departmental Council on Military Rewards; the Colonial Defence Committee constitution and work, 1885-1904; and papers prepared by Colonial Office officials on the constitution of responsible government in the Transvaal [South Africa] (WSC), the introduction of Chinese labour into the Transvaal, the political views of Johannesburg [South Africa] Town Council, the corporal punishment of Chinese labourers, the position of the British South Africa...
Dates: Oct 1904 - Nov 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence., 02 Apr 1907 - 27 Apr 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/24
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on his working relationship with WSC and those attending the Colonial Conference; Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough, Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies] on the Imperial Institute; ?George Bryce and the Archbishop of the West Indies [Enos Nuttall] on matters concerning the Jamaica earthquake, including publishing correspondence on the Governor's [Sir Alexander Swettenham] role and...
Dates: 02 Apr 1907 - 27 Apr 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence., 02 Jun 1907 - 30 Jun 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/26
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] on a variety of subjects and WSC's methods of annotating minutes and drafting despatches (5); James Ramsay Macdonald on the miners' strike in the Transvaal [South Africa]; Colonel Sir Percy Girouard, High Commissioner [of Protectorate of Northern Nigeria] on railways and administration; 4th Lord Onslow on a Colonel Harding; Sir Robert Bond [Premier and Colonial Secretary, Newfoundland, Canada] on...
Dates: 02 Jun 1907 - 30 Jun 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., 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/53
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] (2) on subjects including the Cape elections; Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya] (4); 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa]; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2) on subjects including criticising "entrenched officials"; 1st Lord Knollys [Private...
Dates: 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 01 Mar 1921 - 13 Apr 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/3
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge]; Leo Amery, Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies, on subjects including Prince Djemil Toussoun, the Colonial Office estimates and the Imperial Cabinet (2); 3rd Lord Stradbroke [earlier George Rous] on his position as Governor of Victoria [Australia]; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on India office expenses, the transfer of the administration of Aden [South Yemen] and his opposition to racial...
Dates: 01 Mar 1921 - 13 Apr 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 14 Apr 1921 - 20 May 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston [Lord President of the Council] on a subsidy to King Hussein of the Hejaz [Hijaz, Arabia]; Walter Long on the Petroleum Department; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (3); General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq] on affairs in the country including evacuation and the position of Feisal; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on his tour round South Africa; Sir...
Dates: 14 Apr 1921 - 20 May 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 01 May 1921 - 31 May 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on gold prospecting in Perth and anti-British sentiment among Roman Catholics over Ireland (3); Austen Chamberlain [Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on the garrisoning of the Cape peninsula and loyalty to British rule (2); General Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief Mesopotamia [Iraq] on affairs in the country including the...
Dates: 01 May 1921 - 31 May 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence., 01 Jun 1921 - 30 Jun 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/6
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on subjects including the Aga Khan's claims for reparations from Germany, the appointment of ?John Thompson and his conviction that Indians should be given equal status (5); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on expenditure and troops in Palestine and Mesopotamia [Iraq] (6); Leo Amery [Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies] on the Empire settlement policy (3); David Lloyd George, Prime...
Dates: 01 Jun 1921 - 30 Jun 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 02 Aug 1921 - 29 Aug 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Samuel [High Commissioner in Palestine] on the civil administration in Palestine and the military troops (2); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on the reduction of British troops in Mesopotamia [Iraq]; Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on the unequal status of Indians in South Africa and in Kenya (6); Leo Amery [Parliamentary Under Secretary for the Colonies] on subjects including recommendations for homours; General Sir...
Dates: 02 Aug 1921 - 29 Aug 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 22 Sep 1921 - 30 Sep 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [3rd Lord] Stradbroke [earlier George Rous] Governor of Victoria [Australia] on honours for Dominion ministers; 1st Stamfordham [earlier Arthur Bigge] on subjects including King George V's decision to continue the ANZAC day message and the bodyguards of Empress Marie of Russia (4); Sir Reginald Wingate on the administration of East Africa and on his position in Egypt (2); 1st Lord Jellicoe [Governor General and Commander in Chief, New Zealand] on administration of...
Dates: 22 Sep 1921 - 30 Sep 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 05 Mar 1922 - 30 Apr 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/23
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Brigadier-General Sir Frederick Guggisberg, Governor and Commander in Chief, Gold Coast [Ghana]; Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Private Secretary to WSC, Secretary of State for the Colonies]; 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia, on the position of Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia]; Newdegate on the importance of the position of Governor to preserve British interests and on the expense of maintaining the...
Dates: 05 Mar 1922 - 30 Apr 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 03 May 1922 - 28 Jun 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/24
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] and 1st Lord Forster, Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia on the financial difficulties of maintaining their positions; Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs, criticism of the peerage given to Sir J B Robinson and the position of Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; [General Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on complaints...
Dates: 03 May 1922 - 28 Jun 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on South African affairs including a case in which he has recommended that natives should be sentenced to death (2); 1st Lord Stamfordham [earlier Sir Arthur Bigge]; Frederick Guest [Secretary of State for Air] on the RAF forces in Iraq, their shortages and the promotion of Air Vice Marshal [John] Salmond; Alexander Harris, Governor of Newfoundland [Canada] on the choice of his...
Dates: 03 Jun 1922 - 22 Oct 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence (mainly on affairs in Mesopotamia, Iraq)., 08 Jan 1921 - 28 Feb 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/2
Scope and Contents Correspondents on affairs in Mesopotamia include: Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] (2); [1st Lord] Curzon of Kedleston, Lord President of the Council, on affairs in Palestine, his faith in Feisal and negotiations with France over Syria (5); T E Lawrence ["Lawrence of Arabia" later T E Shaw] on Feisal's claims and his agreement to abandon Syria (1); Sir Alfred Hirtzel [Deputy Under Secretary, India Office] on expenditure and the influence of the High Commissioner, Sir Percy Cox...
Dates: 08 Jan 1921 - 28 Feb 1921
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., 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/8
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Henry Massingham (2); Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Sir John Walton [Attorney-General]; Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, South Africa] on the Lisbon Railway agreement; Leo Amery, of the Times; George Wyndham MP giving advice on WSC's career as a minister; Joseph Chamberlain (2) and Henry Labouchere MP (2) on WSC finding work for an acquaintance; William Stead, Editor of the Review of Reviews, on WSC meeting...
Dates: 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/9
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Joseph Chamberlain taking back his allegation that WSC had exploited the issue of Chinese indentured labour in the Transvaal [South Africa] in his election campaign; 2nd Lord Selborne, [Governor of the Transvaal] and High Commissioner for South Africa (5); Sir John Vine; Abe Bailey (2); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on his future prospects and career to date; Sir Godfrey Lagden, the Commissioner for Native...
Dates: 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 09 Feb 1906 - 12 May 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Cecil Grenfell; Dudley Marjoribanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth, Military Secretary to Lord Selborne] and his wife (2); Abe Bailey (2); Leonard Courtney; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (4); Herbert de Reuter [Auguste Reuter] on criticism by WSC of bias in Reuter's coverage of South African affairs and the Munshi expedition in Nigeria (3); James Hutton, [Vice President] of the British Cotton Growing Association; Jan...
Dates: 09 Feb 1906 - 12 May 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 23 Apr 1906 - 30 May 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: ?William Solomon; representatives of Reuter's Telegram Company Limited including Herbert de Reuter [Auguste Reuter] on WSC's criticism of Reuter's press coverage of South Africa (4); Frederic Creswell (2); Joseph Robinson (3); 3rd Lord Denman and Gordon Forbes on diamond mining in Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe and Zambia]; Flora, Lady Lugard on British administration in Nigeria (2); Cecil Grenfell; Joseph Chamberlain; 5th Lord Warwick and Moreton Frewen on the Eldama...
Dates: 23 Apr 1906 - 30 May 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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