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'Colonies in their commercial relation to the Mother Country': essay

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 14

Scope and Contents

A fair copy of an essay, with corrections and insertions, c. 60-70 pages. The inserted material includes several press cuttings, among them an excerpt from 'The Times', 16 July 1870, with an article on the petition for state aid to the colonies.


  • 1870


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Biographical / Historical

Charles Walter Eddy (1821-1874) was Honorary Secretary to the Working Mens' Association for Promoting Emigration. He was one of the organisers of the petition on behalf of state aid to emigration and the retention of the colonies that was presented to the Home Secretary in July 1870 by Colonel Torrens, Sir George Grey, J.A. Froude and other leading imperialists. He was later Honorary Secretary of the Royal Colonial Institute.


.01 cubic metre(s) (1 volume) : paper

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Former / Other Reference

MSS 11 V

Other Finding Aids

Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 30.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Eddy, Charles Walter, 1821-1874

Includes index.
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