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Official: Colonial Office: correspondence., 03 Jul 1907 - Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/27

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Correspondents include: Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander in Chief, Cape Colony, South Africa] (3); Sir Charles Dilke; Sir Graham Bower [Colonial Secretary of Mauritius] seeking promotion; Sir Walter Egerton [Governor of Southern Nigeria], James Hutton, Chairman of the British Cotton Growing Association (2), and Sir Alfred Jones on the construction of the north Nigeria railway and WSC's support for cotton growers; 3rd Lord Hindlip on land prices in Mombasa [British East Africa, later Kenya] (2); Major-General Sir Reginald Wingate [Governor-General of Sudan]; Sir Charles King-Harman [High Commissioner of Cyprus]; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (2) on subjects including Transvaal defence and Dudley Marjoribanks [later 3rd Lord Tweedmouth, Military Secretary to Selborne]; 4th Lord Salisbury recommending an officer; 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Moreton Frewen on the timber business in British East Africa [later Kenya and Uganda]; Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough, Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies]; Kenneth Dundas; Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate (later Kenya)]; Sir Eldon Gorst [Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs]; Major Sir Hamilton Goold-Adams [Governor, Orange River Colony, later Orange Free State, South Africa] on railway rates.Also includes drafts of telegrams and copy letters from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to King Edward VII (see CHAR 10/27/66-69)and notes by Colonial Office officials.Subjects covered in the file include: matters concerning South African politics, including recruiting labour for the mining industry in the Transvaal, chinese labour, the land settlement loan, the Cullinan diamond, Natal affairs, and giving Cape Town a Lord Mayor; trade and the colonies, including inter-colonial preference and import rates for British colonial wines; preparations for and details of WSC's tour of East Africa; details of the political situation in Cyprus, Somaliland [later Somalia] and Mauritius; British East African and Ugandan affairs; Newfoundland [later part of Canada] fisheries; a visit of Swaziland [later Eswatini] chiefs to London. Also includes: cuttings on the Transvaal government [later part of South Africa]; itinerary for WSC's journey with costs; appeal by British East African planters for labour and transport facilities.


  • Creation: 03 Jul 1907 - Dec 1907

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