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Correspondence on the Anglo-German Boundary Survey, 1896 - 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 15/123

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding the Anglo-German Boundary Survey, with an index. The volume is divided into six sections:

Preliminary correspondence regarding the survey, 14 September 1896 - 9 June 1900, including instructions for D. Gill to go to Berlin to confer with the German authorities, 25 September 1896, and arrangements for financing the work. A letter of 20 April 1900 mentions the relief of Mafeking.

Correspondence with the Consul General for Germany, Cape Town, on setting up the survey and the progress of the work, 16 November 1897 - 17 April 1900.

Correspondence with the German Foreign Office, Berlin, regarding D. Gill's visit to Berlin and other matters dealt with by Baron von Donckelmann, 4 October 1896 - 4 April 1900.

Correspondence with British Officers carrying out the work, 10 February 1898 - 23 May 1900.

Correspondence with the Anglo-German Boundary Commissioners Major Laffan and Lieutenant Wettstein, 19 August 1898 - 1 June 1900.

Miscellaneous correspondence regarding the purchase of equipment, transport, staff, financial matters and other subjects.


  • Creation: 1896 - 1900


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Finding aid date

2006-08-07 11:32:50+00:00

Includes index.

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