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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/7

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Correspondents include: Israel Zangwill; Sidney Greville [Private Secretary to HM Queen Alexandria] on King Edward VII's approval of a critical article about WSC; Sir Arthur Havelock [former Governor of Madras, India, and Natal, South Africa]; Henry Massingham (2); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (5) including one letter on the experiences of Elgin's father as Governor-General of Canada; Jan Smuts (2); Frederic Tatham, member of the Legislative Assembly, Natal; Austin Taylor MP on Joseph Chamberlain's re-election; Sydney Olivier (2); 1st Lord Loreburn [earlier Robert Reid, Lord Chancellor]; Abe Bailey (2); Frederic Creswell; 4th Lord Grey [Governor-General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada] on Canadian affairs and imperial preference; Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa]; Herbert Vivian.Also includes draft letter from WSC to Dr Joseph Dulberg and a note by Edward Marsh [Private Secretary at the Colonial Office].Subjects covered in the file include: establishing a Jewish colony in British East Africa [later Kenya and Uganda]; WSC's electoral success at North West Manchester and the Liberal landslide; chinese labour in the Transvaal [South Africa]; praise for WSC's "Lord Randolph Churchill"; matters relating to the Transvaal Constitution, including criticism of 1st Lord Milner [former High Commissioner for South Africa] and the voting system for the assembly.Also includes: copy of a leaflet for the Manchester Branch of the ITO, Jewish Territorial Organisation; newspaper cuttings from the Times on Chamberlain and the Rand Daily Mail on Chinese labour.


  • Creation: 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906

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