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Colonial Office

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Found in 115 Collections and/or Records:

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Speeches, 1960-02 - 1960-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 7/1/30
Scope and Contents

Speeches given by JA [as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office], mainly in the House of Commons, with some background notes from the Colonial Office, on subjects including: the sovereign bases on Cyprus; the negotiations on Cyprus's future; the overseas Civil Service; the Cyprus Bill; the Nigeria Bill.

Dates: 1960-02 - 1960-07
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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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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Telegram from Lord Selborne to Mr Churchill, 03 Aug [1906]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/153/1
Scope and Contents Copy of a telegram from [2nd] Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] to WSC on Colonial Office notepaper marked "private and personal" on subjects including: Selborne's plans to visit Swaziland and Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe]; the new regime [constitutions for the Transvaal and Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State]; discussion of pensions for the Transvaal officials, including Sir Richard Solomon and Solomon's importance for the success of the...
Dates: 03 Aug [1906]
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Transcript of interview: Denis Doble, 2004

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 84
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2004
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: John Buist, 2008

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 118
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2008
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: John Edwards, 2007

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 113
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2007
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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Transcript of interview: John Sankey, 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DOHP 134
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The programme comprises transcripts of interviews with senior diplomats.

Dates: 2010
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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(Untitled), 30 Nov- 1 Dec 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/153/20-22
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Colonial Office) to 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] enclosing a letter about Transvaal pensions. Signed manuscript.Includes letter from Sydney Armitage-Smith (Treasury Chambers, Whitehall) to [Edward] Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC] summarising information about pensions for officials including Sir Richard Solomon.Envelope present.

Dates: 30 Nov- 1 Dec 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 1-2 Jun 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/153/26
Scope and Contents

Letter from 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] to WSC on land bills, arguing that a policy of land values would not be beneficial for British Honduras and that the local government should be given an opportunity to come into line.Signed manuscript annotated by WSC "May I have this back" and including a reply from WSC suggesting that he would prefer that funds were not used to build a railway if it will benefit a "Yankee Trust".

Dates: 1-2 Jun 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 23 Feb 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 5/24/1-5
Scope and Contents Copy of a letter from WSC to Sir George Ritchie [President of the Dundee Liberal Association] setting out the reasons for his trip to the Cairo Conference to counter criticism in the press about the creation of the Middle East Department. WSC explains that the Treaty of Versailles imposed responsibilities for mandates for Palestine and Mesopotamia [later Iraq] and for the Arabs; sets out the costs of garrisons in the past year (£6 million for Palestine and £35 million for Mesopotamia);...
Dates: 23 Feb 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Mar 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 12/15/26-27
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC (Home Office) to King Edward VII describing events in the House of Commons including: discussion of the Colonial Office estimates; the statement on British policy in Somaliland [Africa] made by WSC and his opinion of British withdrawal to the Somaliland coast.

Dates: 03 Mar 1910
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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(Untitled), 06 Jan 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/8/11
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lewis Harcourt, Colonial Office, to WSC, protesting about the Admiralty communicating directly with the Canadian Government though the High Commission in London, on the storage of fuel at Halifax, Nova Scotia, stating that such communications should go through the Colonial Office.

Dates: 06 Jan 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Jan 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/8/13
Scope and Contents

Minute from the Secretary, Admiralty, to the Private Office to the First Lord [WSC], commenting on letter from Lewis Harcourt, Colonial Office, protesting about the Admiralty's direct negotiation with the Government of Canada over oil storage facilities, rather than working through the Colonial Office.

Dates: 12 Jan 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 03 Sep 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/13/20-22
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], to [? Lewis Harcourt, Secretary of State for the Colonies], on procedure followed by the Admiralty in dealing with Colonial and Dominion affairs. [Carbon].

Dates: 03 Sep 1912
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Feb 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/53A/57-58
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to 1st Lord Moyne [Secretary of State for the Colonies, earlier Walter Guinness] regretting that he will be replaced at the Colonial Office by Lord Cranborne [later 5th Lord Salisbury] in the Cabinet reshuffle.

Dates: 19 Feb 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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Colonialism 82
South Africa (nation) 37
Colonial countries 20
Economic conditions 19
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The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.