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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/17

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Correspondents include: Sir Charles Eliot asking to be considered as successor to Sir Frederick Lugard as [High Commissioner and Commander in Chief of Northern Nigeria]; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (3) on subjects including honours in Natal [South Africa], WSC's comments on departmental minutes and Colonel Sir Percy Girouard; Mackenzie King [Deputy Minister of Labour, Canada] sending a memorandum on strike breakers being brought into Canada from Great Britain; Sir Richard Solomon [Acting Lieutenant-Governor of the Transvaal, South Africa] (3); Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams [Lieutenant-Governor Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State, South Africa]; 3rd Lord Hindlip on the Nairobi to Fort Hall railway [British East Africa, later Kenya]; James Hutton, [Vice President of the British Cotton Growing Association] on taxation in Nigeria; Joseph Robinson (2); Herbert Asquith [later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith, Chancellor of the Exchequer] on Solomon's pay; 5th Lord Warwick on timber leases in British East Africa [later Kenya and Uganda]; Walter Runciman [Parliamentary Secretary to Local Government Board] recommending Warington Smyth [Secretary of Mines, Transvaal]; Thomas Ratcliffe; Brigadier-General Ralph Ousley and Fabian Ware, [Editor] of the Morning Post, on an account of a Boer rising; Sir Eric Barrington [Assistant Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs] (2); Reverend William Brameld; Sir Charles Dilke (2) and Colonel James Montgomery [Commissioner of Lands, British East Africa] (2) on land concessions; Alfred Tucker, Bishop of Uganda, on slavery in Mombasa [British East Africa, later Kenya] and Zanzibar [later Tanzania]; Jan Langerman (2); Sir Alfred Jones on a meeting of the cotton association; Sir Henry Drummond Wolff on WSC providing an introduction; Sir Henry Cotton on British Indians in the Transvaal; Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, South Africa]; Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary].Also includes drafts of letters and telegrams from WSC to those mentioned above and to King Edward VII suggesting he grant Solomon an interview and to General Louis Botha.Subjects covered in the file include: matters concerning the the Transvaal Constitution, including the war contribution and land settlement proposals; the franchise in the Orange River Colony; German refugees in the Cape Colony [later part of South Africa]; matters concerning the mining industry in the Transvaal, including the flogging of chinese coolies, recent immigration, and granting a licence to Robinson to import labour from Portuguese East Africa [later Mozambique].Also includes: statements by Transvaal British Indian delegation; cutting on concessions in Sierra Leone.


  • Creation: 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906

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