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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 30 Mar 1906 - 31 Jul 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/13

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: General Sir John Maxwell thanking WSC on behalf of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, for his efforts in the case of a Captain Harrington (2); Israel Zangwill of the Jewish Territorial Organisation on the creation of a Jewish homeland in the British Empire; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (6); 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2); Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on legal matters in Ashanti [Gold Coast, later Ghana]; Sir Frederick Lugard [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria] (2) and Sir Walter Egerton [Governor of Southern Nigeria] on a proposed railway; Robert Baden-Powell on his recent travels in South and East Africa; Sir West Ridgeway [Chairman of the Committee on the Transvaal Constitution] (7); 3rd Lord Hindlip on a letter from Hindlip to Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya] on trading in Suk (2); Abe Bailey (5) on subjects including his reception in London and support for HM Government; Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] on Cape and Natal affairs; Sir Alfred Jones on steamers crossing Forcados Bar [Nigeria]; Joseph Robinson on his employees joining voluntary regiments; Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer]; Lord Chelmsford [earlier Frederic Thesiger, Governor of Queensland] on horse-breeding in Australia.Also includes copy letters and drafts of telegrams from WSC to those mentioned above and to Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] on a secret conversation reaching the Daily News.Subjects covered in the file include: matters concerning the mining industry in the Transvaal, including problems over the repatriation of Chinese labour, alternative sources of labour, the role of Robinson, and the case of Thomas Ratcliffe; matters concerning the Transvaal Constitution, including the Ridgeway Report, the war contribution loan, and likely voting for the new assembly; Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] pearl fisheries.


  • 30 Mar 1906 - 31 Jul 1906

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1 file(s) (1 bound file (81 folios))

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