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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 21 May 1906 - 28 Jun 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/12

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Correspondents include: Abe Bailey; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (5); Moreton Frewen on timber leases and the [Eldama ravine, British East Africa, later Kenya] railway concession (3); Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on subjects including his future prospects; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (2); Messrs Gregory, Eyles and Waring (4), and Messrs Sir Douglas Fox and partners on a bridge at Chiromo, British Central Africa [later Malawi]; Frederic Tatham (2); Gugliemo Marconi on wireless telegraphy in the West Indies; 3rd Lord Hindlip on British East African [later Kenya and Uganda] affairs (2); Sir West Ridgeway [Chairman of the Committee on the Transvaal Constitution] on Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] pearl fisheries; Evelyn Wrench of the Daily Mail on WSC providing introductions and wishing to avoid party bias in Mail coverage of colonial affairs; General Sir John Maxwell on Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught's interest in the case of a Captain Harrington; Percy Molteno MP.Also includes: drafts of telegrams, copy letters and notes from WSC to those mentioned above and Edward Marsh [Private Secretary at the Colonial Office].Subjects covered by the file include: matters relating to the Transvaal Constitution, including the voting system for the assembly, the war contribution settlement, criticism of 1st Lord Milner [former High Commissioner for South Africa], and the decisions of the Cabinet Committee; the repatriation of chinese labour from the Transvaal, alternative sources of labour for its mining industry, and the role of Joseph Robinson; the Natal crisis; an invitation for WSC to visit Canada.Also includes: cutting from John Bull magazine on "The Ridgeway Scandal".


  • Creation: 21 May 1906 - 28 Jun 1906

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