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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs., 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/22

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Correspondents include: 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies] (2); Sir George Murray [Permanent Secretary to the Treasury] on a taxation scheme suggested by Alfred Lyttelton; John Seely [later 1st Lord Mottistone] objecting to his name being appended to a joint letter organised by Frederic Mackarness MP; Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams [Lieutenant-Governor Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State, South Africa] on Orange River Colony affairs; Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough, Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies]; Alan Swinton recommending the Renard Road Train System; 1st Lord Loreburn [earlier Robert Reid, Lord Chancellor]; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (2); 3rd Lord Hindlip on trading in British East Africa [later Kenya and Uganda]; Sir John Vine (3); Mackarness; Colonel Sir Howard Melliss on Indian labourers from the Natal [South Africa] constructing a railway; Charles Boyd [Joint Secretary, the Rhodes Trust] on the South African Exhibition; Walter Runciman [Financial Secretary to the Treasury] on a parliamentary question; John Rees MP sending on information on British Central Africa [later Malawi]; Percy Alden MP.Also includes drafts of telegrams from WSC to some of those mentioned above.Subjects covered by the file include: Australian state premiers not being invited to the Colonial Conference in London; matters concerning Transvaal [South Africa] politics, including the legislative council, voting for the assembly, forecasts of the election results, the Progressive Party, chinese and other sources of labour, and the mining industry.Also includes: pamphlets on the Renard system; cuttings on Australian affairs and Transvaal politics.


  • Creation: 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907

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