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Colonial Office

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Found in 115 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Cabinet: printed papers., 02 Feb 1911 - 31 Aug 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 21/26
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers on various subjects including: the deposition given by the Sultan of Zanzibar [Tanzania]; an "all British" route between the United Kingdom and Canada; legal precedents relating to the King appearing in court as a witness [relating to a libel case involving King George V]; the mental infirmity bill; report on national expenditure; the treatment of the feeble minded; labour exchanges and the Dominions; unemployment insurance; a new Science Museum in South Kensington [London];...
Dates: 02 Feb 1911 - 31 Aug 1911
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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, 1920 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17
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 Secretary of State for the Colonies, a position he held from 13 February 1921 to 24 October 1922. The papers have been divided into correspondence and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.The Colonial Office material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties as well as with the specific issues of the period including: administration...
Dates: 1920 - 1922
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: Cabinet Papers., 28 Jan 1922 - 30 Sep 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/27
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers on various subjects: the Iraq treaty and dealings with Emir Feisal; the Canadian cattle embargo; the housing of the Imperial War Museum; sugar policy and the depression in the West Indian sugar industry; Lord Plumer [Governor of Malta] and local military forces; the situation in Phoenicia and the discontent of the non Jewish population in Palestine; disturbances in Somaliland [later Somalia] and the actions of the RAF; the Imperial Wireless Chain and the improvement of...
Dates: 28 Jan 1922 - 30 Sep 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Cairo [Egypt] Conference: Telegrams and papers., 06 Jan 1921 - 01 Apr 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/18A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Oswyn Murray on transport to Cairo (3); Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner of Mesopotamia [Iraq] (2); Sir Edgar Bonham-Carter, judicial advisor in Mesopotamia; [Edwin Montagu] Secretary of State for India on the administration of Aden [South Yemen].Includes telegrams from WSC to the individuals mentioned above and to David Lloyd George, Prime Minister, on the progress of the conference, negotiations between T E Lawrence ["Lawrence of Arabia", later T E Shaw] and Feisal,...
Dates: 06 Jan 1921 - 01 Apr 1921
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: 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., 06 Jun 1921 - 30 Jul 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/7
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Samuel [High Commissioner in Palestine] on the sentiments of the Jews and difficulties in Palestine (2); Sir Laming Worthington-Evans [Secretary of State for War] on expenditure on British troops in Transjordan [later Jordan]; Sir Lawrence Guillemard [Governor of Straits Settlements and High Commissioner for the Malay States]; Stanley Baldwin [President of the Board of Trade] on payments to Canadian packers; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in...
Dates: 06 Jun 1921 - 30 Jul 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., 01 Oct 1921 - 27 Oct 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/10
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] on the status of Indians in South Africa and the transfer of the control of Aden [South Yemen]; Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner of Palestine on troops (2); Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on his tour; 1st Lord Beatty on the defence of the Suez Canal; Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on his financial difficulties; Leo Amery [Parliamentary Under...
Dates: 01 Oct 1921 - 27 Oct 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 01 Nov 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Herbert Samuel, High Commissioner in Palestine on the cost of maintaining military forces in Palestine and the achievements of T E Lawrence [later T E Shaw "Lawrence of Arabia"] (3); Lord Plumer, Governor of Malta; Sir Maurice Hankey on the appointment of governors (2); Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on finances (5); Prince Arthur of Connaught [Governor General and Commander in Chief South Africa] on responsible government and Rhodesia [later...
Dates: 01 Nov 1921 - 29 Dec 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Correspondence., 02 Jan 1922 - 27 Feb 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/22
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Reginald Wilkinson] Governor of the Gold Coast [Ghana]; Sir Percy Cox [High Commissioner in Mesopotamia, Iraq] on subjects including an unsatisfactory military report on Hugh [Frewen] (3); Hugh [Frewen] on his poor relations with Percy Cox; Sir Francis Newdegate [Governor of Western Australia] on Sir James Mitchell; 1st Lord Forster [Governor General and Commander in Chief, Australia] on financial difficulties posed by his position; Edwin Montagu, Secretary of State...
Dates: 02 Jan 1922 - 27 Feb 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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