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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/21

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Correspondents include: 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (10) on subjects including a difference of opinion between Elgin and WSC over the case of a suspended guard on the Ceylon [later Sri Lanka] railway (2); Sir Edward Grey [Foreign Secretary] on the Uganda railway; Hugh Bertram (Colonial Office) on Newfoundland [Canada] fisheries; Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate, later Kenya] on railway construction; the Bishop of Hereford [John Percival] (2) and Anthony Hawkins [Anthony Hope] (3) asking for WSC's assistance in finding work for acquaintances; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (3); Lord Robert Cecil [later Lord Cecil of Chelwood] on legal matters in Ashanti [Gold Coast, later Ghana]; Frederick Graham [Assistant Under-Secretary of State, Colonial Office] on his retirement from service; Richard Haldane [Secretary of State for War]; Henry Campbell-Bannerman [Prime Minister] on WSC's position at the Colonial Office; Lord Northcliffe [earlier Alfred Harmsworth] on the forthcoming Colonial Conference; 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII] (2); Charles Boyd [Joint Secretary, the Rhodes Trust]; Frederic Mackarness MP (2); "Bendor" [2nd Duke of Westminster] on fund raising; Charles Hardinge [later 1st Lord Hardinge of Penshurst, Permanent Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs]; Sir Richard Solomon [Attorney-General of the Transvaal, South Africa]; Major Edward Leggett on British East African [later Kenya and Uganda] shipping; John Harrop, Lord Mayor of Manchester.Also includes: drafts of telegrams and copy letters from WSC to those mentioned above and to Richard Bell MP; joint letter from George Gooch, Rudolf Lehmann, Mackarness, [Granville] George Greenwood, Charles Masterman, Philip Morrell, Herbert Paul, and John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone].Subjects covered by the file include: matters concerning the mining industry in the Transvaal, including importing labour from Portuguese East Africa [later Mozambique], recent chinese immigration, the case of Thomas Ratcliffe and costs; matters concerning the elections for the Transvaal assembly, including railway men taking part in political activities; an earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, and the role of the Governor, Sir Alexander Swettenham.Also includes: cuttings on the Transvaal elections.


  • Creation: 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907

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