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South Africa

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 226 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters from Lady Randolph Churchill to John S Churchill, 1900 - 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PCHL 1/5
Scope and Contents Subjects covered include: the Boer War and anxieties about the safety of Winston Churchill and Jack, her work on the hospital ship Maine; Winston's political aspirations, opinion of her writing, and mention of his relationship with Pamela Plowden [later Pamela, Lady Lytton]; Lady Randolph's plans to marry George Cornwallis West, reassurance of her feelings for her sons; financial worries; meeting King Edward VII; arrangements for leasing Winston's house. Also includes a draft letter to her...
Dates: 1900 - 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from LSA to Elizabeth Amery, 1896-01 - 1900-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/1/31
Scope and Contents Letters from LSA to his mother Elizabeth Amery [earlier Elizabeth Leitner] on subjects including: a visit to Turkey, including Constantinople [later Istanbul] and Salonika [later Thessaloniki]; his election to a fellowship at All Souls College [University of Oxford]; a visit to Vienna [Austria] and meeting William Lavino, correspondent for the Times; LSA's travels in Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia and difficulties with the Turkish authorities; his visit to Bosnia and Montenegro; joining the...
Dates: 1896-01 - 1900-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from LSA to Elizabeth Amery, 1902-01 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/1/32
Scope and Contents

Letters from LSA to his mother Elizabeth Amery [earlier Elizabeth Leitner] on subjects including: her travels in Europe; his visit to South Africa for the Times; army reform, particularly on keeping troops in South Africa, including LSA's dealings with Winston Churchill, Lieutenant-General Ian Hamilton, General 1st Lord Kitchener [Commander-in-Chief], Arthur Balfour [Prime Minister] and Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies]; tariff reform meetings.

Dates: 1902-01 - 1908-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters, mainly military, A - Z, 1903-01 - 1905-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/15
Scope and Contents Correspondence on War Office and army reform following LSA's series of articles for the Times, "The Problem of the Army". Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel Oliver Armstrong on subjects including the war between Japan and Russia, and the unpreparedness of the army (2); Hugh Arnold-Forster [Secretary of State for War] on LSA's suggestions (5); Mary Arnold-Forster (5); Major-General Robert Baden-Powell [Inspector-General of Cavalry] on improving cavalry horses and equipment...
Dates: 1903-01 - 1905-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to Alfred Deakin, 1907-05 - 1908-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 2/2/7
Scope and Contents Copies of LSA's letters to Alfred Deakin [Prime Minister of Australia] on subjects including: the Imperial Conference of 1907, particularly on Imperial Preference, opposition to Deakin's position from Sir Wilfrid Laurier [Prime Minister of Canada] and unity within the Empire; establishing military colleges in each part of the Empire; articles by LSA on the Conference; the political position in South Africa, particularly relating to Sir Leander Jameson [Premier, Cape Colony, later part of...
Dates: 1907-05 - 1908-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to her brother and sisters, 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RUSM 1/10
Scope and Contents

Including a letter from W. P. Morell in South Africa, 23 December 1950.

Dates: 1950
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to Lady Wester Wemyss, "Puss Cat", "Pops", 1909-04 - 1911-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/9
Scope and Contents Written from H.M.S. Albion, Sheerness, the Commodore's House at the Royal Naval Barracks in Devonport, 94 Piccadilly, the Marlborough Club, the Army & Navy Club and 9 Chesterfield Street in London, H.M.S. Balmoral Castle, Government House at Pretoria and Government House at Cape Town in South Africa, Salisbury in Rhodesia [Zimbabwe] and Government House at Livingstone in Zambia. Subjects include the Turkish Revolution, riots in Berlin and in Paris, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught's...
Dates: 1909-04 - 1911-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Livingstone's South African observations, 1853 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/117
Scope and Contents

Dr Livingstone's South African observations, with calculations for altitude; distance; local, solar and Greenwich time; and longitude. The volume includes a letter signed by Livingstone.

Dates: 1853 - 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Loose notes entitled 'The Jameson Raid', 1899 - 1902

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 205/1/1
Scope and Contents

The notes comprise a report of a verbal account from an unnamed informant from the 'Pretoria Press' speculating that Paul Weinthal acted as a spy and agent provocateur for President Kruger before and during the raid.

Dates: 1899 - 1902
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Lord Milner papers: correspondence, 1909-03 - 1961-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/41
Scope and Contents Letters and minutes between LSA and Milner on subjects including: policy on Ireland; the lack of organisation for recruitment and training on the outbreak of war; the campaign for conscription or National Service; the stalemate on the Western Front; the Dardanelles Campaign and the situation in the Balkans; the need for a change in Government and more concentration on the Empire, rather than Britain's place in Europe; David Lloyd-George's new coalition Government, and reasons for Milner not...
Dates: 1909-03 - 1961-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Meetings with African leaders, 1988-10 - 1991-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 10/1/37
Scope and Contents Rough notes of meetings with individuals including: Isaias Afewerki [leader of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front]; Ibrahim Babangida [President of Nigeria]; Frank Chikane [General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches]; Yoweri Museveni [President of Uganda]; Nelson Mandela [President of the African National Congress] and F W De Klerk [President of South Africa]; Eduardo dos Santos [President of Angola]; John Morris and Paul Boateng; Quett Masire [President of Botswana]. ...
Dates: 1988-10 - 1991-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Meetings with overseas leaders, 1983-11 - 1992-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/2
Scope and Contents Briefings, notes and correspondence on meetings, with individuals including: Milka Planinc, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia, Nov 1983, on human rights issues; Turgut Ozal, Prime Minister of Turkey, on human rights and Cyprus, Feb 1986; Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, on economic issues, nuclear weapons, the development of the United Nations and Yugoslavia; Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Foreign Minister and Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of Germany, on the Inter-Governmental...
Dates: 1983-11 - 1992-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Meetings with South African delegations, 1989-07 - 1991-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 10/1/39
Scope and Contents

Briefings for meetings with: Albertina Sisulu, co-President of the South African United Democratic Front; a South African human rights delegation; the South African journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu; Oliver Tambo, President of the African National Congress (ANC).

Dates: 1989-07 - 1991-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Minister's office: personal correspondence, 1971-04 - 1974-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/9/11
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Gilbert Longden on the British-American Parliamentary Group; Lord Casey on the British-American Parliamentary Group; Admiral Sir Edward Ashmore, Commander-in-Chief, Fleet; Carel de Wet, South African Ambassador to Britain (2); Kyung Nok Choi, Korean Ambassador to Britain; Sir [William] Nicholas Cayzer, Chairman of the South Africa Club (4); Turgut Menemencioglu, Turkish Ambassador to Britain (2); Sir Horace Phillips, British Ambassador to Turkey; [Frederick] Robin...
Dates: 1971-04 - 1974-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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"Miscellaneous C", 1899-01 - 1952-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/1/91
Scope and Contents Notes, with some source material for LSA's memoirs ["My Political Life"], including: speech notes, including a speech by LSA on Imperial unity at the inauguration of the Chatham Club; notes on a meeting with Joseph Chamberlain in 1909; notes on conversations with Sir Ian Hamilton on why Hamilton was sent out as Chief of Staff to General 1st Lord Kitchener [Commander-in-Chief, India] in 1904, and with Sir Wodehouse Richardson on army catering fraud during the South African War; text of...
Dates: 1899-01 - 1952-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous correspondence on South African War, 1899-10 - 1949-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/4
Scope and Contents

Includes: correspondence between LSA and Walter Garnett, Assistant Under Secretary of State, Commonwealth Relations Office, on South African state records (1948-49); manuscript article by LSA on the military future of the Boers; copy of an article on Winston Churchill's escape from the Boers; letters and papers from the Boer authorities, including transcripts of messages from Louis Botha [Commander-in-Chief of the Boer forces] and Jan Smuts.

Dates: 1899-10 - 1949-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous correspondence on Times History of the South African War, 1899-10 - 1905-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/1/11
Scope and Contents Comments and congratulations on the History, sent to LSA (and to Lionel James, special correspondent for the Times in South Africa), with correspondents including: Edmund Childers; [?] Margaret Clifford; Major-General Sir Henry Colville (2); 12th Lord Dundonald [earlier Lord Cochrane]; George Fiddes, Political Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, on subjects including the political situation in South Africa; Major-General Sir John French [Commander, 1st Army Corps, later 1st...
Dates: 1899-10 - 1905-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous: personal minutes, 1973-02 - 1974-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/9/24
Scope and Contents Minutes on subjects including: disclosing information about Czech intelligence activities and [James] Harold Wilson [Leader of the Opposition] during the election campaign; foreign affairs and the General Election campaign, with minutes between JA and Sir Alexander Douglas-Home [Foreign Secretary, earlier 14th Lord Home, later Lord Home of the Hirsel]; policy towards Latin America; the supply of Buccaneer military aircraft to South Africa (including correspondence with Patrick Wall) and...
Dates: 1973-02 - 1974-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Miscellaneous scientific papers, 1873 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/487
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous scientific correspondence and papers, including correspondence on the tensile strength of metals; A.R. Clarke on the elasticity of brass; W. De La Rue on the stratified discharge of electricity; drawings of electrical appliances; a paper titled 'the Great Lighting Inductorium'; R. Owen's paper on fossil reptilia of South Africa; a paper by the Eastbourne Natural History Society 'on the sinking of the South Coast of England'; W. Ackland's views on the training of opticians;...
Dates: 1873 - 1875
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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"My Political Life", volume IV: assorted drafts and rough notes, 1924 - 1975-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/5/23
Scope and Contents Includes some 1920s correspondence between Leo Amery [while Secretary of State for the Colonies] and others, mainly Jan Smuts, on subjects including Imperial Preference, relations with Japan, increasing the white element in East Africa, the development of Iraq and Palestine, Imperial Conferences, the Locarno Pact, the success of the RAF visit to South Africa in 1926, the South African flag, the idea of Smuts becoming High Commissioner for Palestine, South African politics and Amery's visit...
Dates: 1924 - 1975-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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"My Political Life", volume IV: rough notes, mainly on the war, 1927 - 1975-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 8/5/11
Scope and Contents

Includes some original correspondence between Leo Amery, Sir Lewis Richardson, Geoffrey Dawson [earlier Geoffrey Robinson], Walter Carey, Bishop of Bloemfontein and Jan Smuts, on South African affairs, including a suggested visit to South Africa by King George V, 1929-30 and an entente between the Dutch and British in Bloemfontein, 1929.

Dates: 1927 - 1975-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.
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Note on sanctions on South Africa by the Public Affairs group at the Anglo-American Corporation, February 1987, 1987-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THCR 1/10/112
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series describes the contents of the personal filing kept by Margaret Thatcher’s while at No 10 Downing Street and are items which were of particular interest or importance to her. Many of these papers complement or are duplicated in other series. This personal files series was added to after her departure from Downing Street in 1990. There are some papers from Margaret Thatcher's early political career (1949-), but generally very little before she became Prime Minister in 1979....
Dates: 1987-02
Conditions Governing Access: Opened in October 2017 It may be possible to access a digital version of the file in PDF format at Churchill Archives Centre. Advance notice is essential so please contact us to make a request.
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Notebooks of meetings, 1988-08 - 1990-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/78
Scope and Contents

Rough notes from visits and meetings including: a [?] visit to Birmingham and a CBI lunch; a meeting on South Africa and sanctions; a note on [death threats issued against] Salman Rushdie; a meeting with Marie Walsh, Anti-Poll Tax Union, Newbridge, Gwent [Wales].

Dates: 1988-08 - 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notebooks of meetings, 1990-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 19/2/93
Scope and Contents

Rough notes of a strategy meeting with the British Labour Group, National Executive Committee and Parliamentary party; rough notes on South Africa and the imminent release of Nelson Mandela.

Dates: 1990-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes for speeches, 1903-08 - 1915-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/19
Scope and Contents Manuscript speech notes by LSA on subjects including: tariff reform, Imperial Preference and Free Trade; Imperial defence; the role of the Royal Navy; the Imperial Conference; the constitution and reform of the House of Lords; national service; policy on South Africa, particularly on equal rights for the Boers and British. Also includes: notes on whether LSA himself should join the army at Salonika [Thessaloniki, Greece] or stay in the War Office; draft letter on the possibility of...
Dates: 1903-08 - 1915-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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