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Colonial Office

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Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/18
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, South Africa] through Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony] on German refugees in the Cape (3); James Kier Hardie on the ?Hansas Line in Nigeria; Sir Frederick Lugard [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria]; Joseph Robinson; James Ramsay Macdonald on the representation of Australian states at the colonial conference; Austen Chamberlain on a constituent's complaint...
Dates: 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/17
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Charles Eliot asking to be considered as successor to Sir Frederick Lugard as [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria]; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (3) on subjects including honours in Natal [South Africa], WSC's comments on departmental minutes and Colonel Sir Percy Girouard; Mackenzie King [Deputy Minister of Labour, Canada] sending a memorandum on strike breakers being brought into Canada from Great...
Dates: 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/21
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (10) on subjects including a difference of opinion between Elgin and WSC over the case of a suspended guard on the Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] railway (2); Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on the Uganda railway; Hugh Bertram (Colonial Office) on Newfoundland [Canada] fisheries; Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya] on railway construction; the Bishop...
Dates: 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/22
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2); Sir George Murray [Permanent Secretary to the Treasury] on a taxation scheme suggested by Alfred Lyttelton; John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] objecting to his name being appended to a joint letter organised by Frederic Mackarness MP; Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams [Lieutenant-Governor Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State, South Africa] on Orange River Colony affairs; Francis Hopwood...
Dates: 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 01 Mar 1907 - 30 Mar 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/23
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Thomas Ratcliffe (3) on subjects including offering to campaign against WSC at North West Manchester; Colonel Sir Howard Melliss; John Norton-Griffiths; Frank Smith, Director of Agriculture for the Transvaal [South Africa]; James Ramsay Macdonald (3) on subjects including Ratcliffe; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary]; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (3); Sir Richard Solomon [Attorney-General of the Transvaal];...
Dates: 01 Mar 1907 - 30 Mar 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 02 May 1907 - 29 May 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/25
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Louis Botha [Premier of Transvaal, South Africa] (3) on subjects including his stay in London; Salvatore Zammit on Maltese affairs; Josiah Wedgwood MP and ?Charles Strachey on taxation in northern Nigeria; 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada] on subjects including Canadian affairs; Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough, Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies] (4); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape...
Dates: 02 May 1907 - 29 May 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Cyprus: prints, papers and correspondence., 1906 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/48
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Charles King-Harman [High Commissioner of Cyprus] (5); Lieutenant-General J C Gore [Receiver-General, Cyprus]; Hesketh Bell [Governor of Uganda].Subjects include: tree planting, public works and expenditure on Cyprus; WSC's promotion to President of the Board of Trade; steamer services between Cyprus and Egypt.Also includes: printed correspondence from Colonial Office officials and King-Harman; a memorandum by WSC; a report on expenditure; agendas and minutes of...
Dates: 1906 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [EAP, later Kenya]: land policy: notes and papers., 1907 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/49
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Colonel Edmund Gorges, Commander 1st Battalion, King's African Rifles; Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler, Governor, British East Africa Protectorate (6); Colonel James Montgomery, Commissioner of Lands, British East Africa (5); Edgar Harper.Subjects include: revision of the land laws; the EAP police; granting land to Indians.Also includes: recommendations and minutes of the Concessions and Railways Committee and the Land Board of EAP; printed correspondence from...
Dates: 1907 - 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: concessions of land: notes and papers., 27 Mar 1907 - 21 Feb 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/55
Scope and Contents

Includes copy of a letter from Charles Goldman, printed copies of correspondence from Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler, Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, and 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and other Colonial Office officials.Subjects include: the Ras Muaka Senge concession and land on the river Sabaki.Also includes: agenda of the Concessions and Railways Committee; copy of the Ras Muaka Senge concession.

Dates: 27 Mar 1907 - 21 Feb 1908
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: Indian immigration: correspondence and minutes., 25 Mar 1907 - 27 Jul 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/34
Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate] (2); Colonel James Montgomery [Commissioner of Lands, British East Africa]; officials of the Colonial Office.

Dates: 25 Mar 1907 - 27 Jul 1907
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: Middle East: Various papers., 1920 - 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/14
Scope and Contents Papers on various subjects including: the dispute between King Hussein [of the Hijaz, Arabia] and Ibn Saud [Sultan of Najd, Arabia]; British government subsidies to the chiefs of the Arabian peninsula; the 'Akhwan' Islamic religious movement; Britain's military forces in Persia and Mesopotamia; the position of Emir Feisal and his dealings with the Foreign Office and [1st Lord] Curzon [of Kedleston, Lord President of the Council]; the position of Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner in...
Dates: 1920 - 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Middle East: Various papers., 13 Jan 1921 - 24 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/15
Scope and Contents Papers on various subjects including: the control of Mesopotamia [Iraq] through garrisons and the use of tanks and the RAF; statements of expenditure including subsidies to Arabia chiefs; the transfer of the administration of the mandated territories to the Middle East department; analysis of the costs of military forces in Palestine, North West Persia [later Iran], Mesopotamia and Egypt; negotiations between Turkey and France over Syria; the position of Emir Feisal; military activities by...
Dates: 13 Jan 1921 - 24 Dec 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Minutes and telegrams., 09 Jan 1922 - 22 Sep 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/26
Scope and Contents WSC's copies of minutes and telegrams to various individuals including: Sir John Chancellor; Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner, Mesopotamia on negotiations with Turkey and reduction of forces in Iraq; [General Jan Smuts] Prime Minister of South Africa; Sir James Masterton Smith [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies] on the Imperial War Museum and the Imperial Institute; 1st Lord Byng [Governor General in Canada] on the embargo on Canadian cattle; Sir John Shuckburgh; Sir...
Dates: 09 Jan 1922 - 22 Sep 1922
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: naval policy: notes and papers., 27 Nov 1906 - Apr 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/44
Scope and Contents

Includes printed papers and correspondence from the Colonial Office, the Admiralty and the Foreign Office on the redistribution of the Royal Navy and its effect on the Colonial Office.Also includes: list of disturbances and occasions calling for HM ships and forces in the West Indies from 1881.

Dates: 27 Nov 1906 - Apr 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Newfoundland [Canada] fisheries: drafts, papers, and correspondence., 1906 - 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/20
Scope and Contents Correspondents include (mostly printed up as official papers): Sir William MacGregor [Governor of Newfoundland]; Hugh Cox (Colonial Office); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Sir Eldon Gorst and Sir Eric Barrington [Assistant Under Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs]; Whitelaw Reid [United States Ambassador to Great Britain]; Elihu Root [Secretary of State, United States]; Sir Mortimer Durand [British Ambassador to the United States]; Sir Robert Bond...
Dates: 1906 - 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: Colonial Office: supplementary estimates: various notes and papers., c 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/43
Scope and Contents

Includes hand-written notes on finances for St Helena, the Imperial Institute, the repatriation of chinese coolies from the Transvaal [South Africa] (including a copy of a minute by WSC), and grant and aid following the earthquake at Kingston, Jamaica.

Dates: c 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: supplementary estimates: West Indian telegraphic communications and mail service: prints and papers., Jun 1906 - Aug 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/42
Scope and Contents

Includes Colonial Office papers and correspondence on the West Indian steamer subsidy and inter-colonial mail service; contract with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; reports of the Interdepartmental Committee on West Indian Telegraphic Communication (chaired by WSC).

Dates: Jun 1906 - Aug 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Telegrams about Mesopotamia [Iraq]., 08 Jan 1921 - 11 Nov 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/16
Scope and Contents Telegrams mainly from Sir Percy Cox, High Commissioner in Mesopotamia (20) and Sir Aylmer Haldane, Commander in Chief, Mesopotamia (6) on the control of Mesopotamia through garrisons and the RAF; reduction in military expenditure; dealings with and the position of Emir Feisal; the evacuation of troops; operations against insurrections; and a possible Turkish invasion of Mosul [Iraq]. Also includes telegrams from Archibald Sinclair [later 1st Lord Thurso, Private Secretary to Secretary of...
Dates: 08 Jan 1921 - 11 Nov 1921
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: various papers., 14 Dec 1920 - 25 Nov 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/1
Scope and Contents Includes: a paper by [Major] Desmond Morton on the need for stabilisation of exchange rates and trade throughout the Empire by a single Imperial currency; extract from a speech of General [Jan] Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa on an Imperial Bank; notes of a meeting between WSC, Lord Riddell and Lord Burnham [earlier Harry Webster] on the Communications Committee and the importance of communication throughout the Empire; a paper by Colonel John Fuller on the importance of roadless...
Dates: 14 Dec 1920 - 25 Nov 1921
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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Printed annual reports of British colonies and protectorates, 1920 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/61
Scope and Contents Annual colonial reports for: Jamaica (1921-24); Cayman Islands (1922-25); Trinidad and Tobago (1921-25); Grenada (1922-25); St Lucia (1921-24); St Vincent (1921-25); Leeward Islands (1920-26); Turks and Caicos Islands (1921-25); Barbados (1920-26); Bermuda (1921-24); Bahamas (1920-25). Also includes: report of the West Indian Currency Committee; memorandum on the establishment of a telegraph system in the West Indies; report by Edward Wood, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the...
Dates: 1920 - 1926
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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Private and personal correspondence with Governors General, State Governors and Colonial Governors, 1905 - 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/4
Scope and Contents This series covers LSA's personal correspondence as Secretary of State for the Colonies, as opposed to the official Colonial Office material in the public and political papers. The correspondence covers a wide range of subjects relating to the colonies and governors' duties, including: the political and economic state of the colonies; colonial development; colonial officials; trade; communications with the home Government; LSA's reorganization of the Colonial Office; the tours of the Empire...
Dates: 1905 - 1929
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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