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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs., 02 Sep 1906 - 30 Sep 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/15

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Correspondents include: Frederick Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby, Assistant Private Secretary to King Edward VII] passing on the King's concern about the future of South Africa; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (4) on subjects including recruiting mining labour in Portuguese East Africa [later Mozambique] and his desire for Sir Richard Solomon [Acting Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal] to be first Prime Minister of the Transvaal, with neither Jan Smuts or General Louis Botha in his Cabinet; Henry Higgs [Private Secretary to Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, Prime Minister] sending on a pamphlet on tariff reform; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2) on subjects including Sir Frederick Lugard's [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria] railway scheme and affairs in Singapore; Sir Henry Blake [Governor of Ceylon, later Sri Lanka] on the case of a suspended guard on the Ceylon railway; Dudley Marjoribanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth, Military Secretary to Selborne]; Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams [Lieutenant-Governor Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State, South Africa].Subjects covered in the file include: matters concerning the Orange River Colony, including public opinion on educational reform and the land settlement loan proposals.Also includes: cuttings on the Orange River Colony; paper on "Equal Tariffs and Fair Trade" by Henry Rew; prospectus and cutting on the British Exporters Association.


  • Creation: 02 Sep 1906 - 30 Sep 1906

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