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South Africa (nation)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 24 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: News of the World articles by WSC 1., Apr 1938 - May 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/614
Scope and Contents Includes annotated proofs, galley proofs and cuttings from the News of the World for: "How Wars of the Future will be Waged" on the importance of the horse in the Boer War, of machine-guns and tanks in World War I, the need for foresight and initiative amongst generals, and the importance of air power in a future conflict; "Future Safeguards of National Defence" on the importance of the Navy to national defence, the German submarine campaign in World War I, the threat of air attacks on ships...
Dates: Apr 1938 - May 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Cabinet: papers 201 to 220., Jul 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/161
Scope and Contents Includes papers on various subjects by various individuals including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the position of the heavy steel industry; the report of a committee on the representation of the British government in the dominions including notes on the situations in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the Irish Free State; a report on affairs in the Soviet Union; the Committee of Imperial Defence...
Dates: Jul 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet, Foreign and War Office: printed papers., Dec 1905 - Dec 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/6
Scope and Contents Includes copies and drafts of official papers prepared by WSC, 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and officials of the Colonial Office. These papers also include the texts of correspondence from 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa, General Sir Henry Hildyard, Acting Governor of the Transvaal, officials of the India Office and the Foreign Office, and Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Matthew Nathan, Governor of Natal [South...
Dates: Dec 1905 - Dec 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: printed papers., Jun 1902 - Aug 1902

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

Papers relating to a conference between the Secretary of State for the Colonies [Joseph Chamberlain] and the Prime Ministers of self-governing colonies, held in London, at which discussions took place on subjects including: political relations between Great Britain and the colonies, imperial defence, commercial relations within the Empire, naturalisation and settlement in South Africa, and relations of the Commonwealth and New Zealand with the islands of the Pacific. [indexed].

Dates: Jun 1902 - Aug 1902
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: disbanding the King's African rifles (and the subject of the South African garrison): correspondence., 01 Jul 1907 - 30 Nov 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 10/36
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Correspondents include: Lieutenant-Colonel James Sadler [Governor, British East Africa Protectorate]; Charles Bowring; Hartmann Just and Reginald Antrobus [Assistant Under-Secretaries of State for the Colonies]; Sir George Murray [Permanent Secretary to the Treasury]; Francis Hopwood [later 1st Lord Southborough, Permanent Under-Secretary for the Colonies]; Colonel John Gough [Inspector-General, King's African Rifles].

Dates: 01 Jul 1907 - 30 Nov 1907
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: Prime Minister: correspondence mainly relating to change of administration., 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 6/4
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Gordon Wilson and Paul Beards (Private Secretaries, War Office) on South African war graves; Anthony Eden [later 1st Lord Avon, Foreign Secretary] (6); R A Butler [Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Harold Macmillan [later Lord Stockton, Minister of Housing and Local Government]; Duncan Sandys [Minister of Supply] (2); Christopher Soames [Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister]; John Colville [Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary] on subjects...
Dates: 24 Aug 1953 - 31 Mar 1955
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Official: War and Air: correspondence, 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 16/5
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Deputy Chief of Imperial General Staff [Major-General Charles Harington]; Rear-Admiral Richard Webb [Assistant High Commissioner to Turkey]; David Lloyd George; General Sir Henry Wilson [Chief of Imperial General Staff] on matters discussed at the Paris [France] Peace Conference, including his assessment of figures such as [Georges] Clemenceau [Prime Minister of France] (11); Major-General Sir Hugh Trenchard offering to resign as Chief of Air Staff on health grounds...
Dates: 22 Feb 1919 - 31 Mar 1919
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Personal: Correspondence:., 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/29
Scope and Contents Correspondents include Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman; George Buckle; Lord Rosebery (8); Lord Cromer (2); Arthur Balfour (2), Lord Charles Beresford; W St John Broderick (later Lord Midleton) (2); Sir Ernest Cassel; Sir William Vernon-Harcourt (2); Hugh Arnold-Forster; Sir Felix Semon; Austen Chamberlain; Lord Curzon; W T Stead; James Pond; Lord James of Hereford; Aylmer Haldane; Lord Morley (6); Sir Edward Grey (later Lord Grey of Fallodon) (2); The Duke of Devonshire; Walter Long (3); Sir...
Dates: 1901
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Political: Constituency: Woodford [Essex]: correspondence with or on behalf of constituents, K-Z., Sep 1948 - Feb 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 3/47
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Frederick Mummery, Honorary Secretary and Agent, Woodford Conservative Association (9); H J Backwell, Deputy Regional Petroleum Officer, Ministry of Fuel and Power (9); [Arthur] Halls, Private Secretary [to the President of] the Board of Trade; [Christopher] Fogarty [Assistant Principal] HM Treasury; [Derek] Stephen [Assistant Principal] War Office (2); Herbert Truelove, Honorary Secretary, Chigwell [Essex] Urban District Chamber of Commerce (6); Reginald Maudling of...
Dates: Sep 1948 - Feb 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open, except for folios 173-6 which have been removed on grounds of data protection due to presence of sensitive personal information about a potentially living individual until 1 January 2024.
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office correspondence, A-B, many congratulating WSC on becoming Prime Minister and praising his leadership and speeches. [please note that almost the whole file dates from 1940]., Jun 1903 - Feb 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/392A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Vyvyan Adams (4) including (2) on his attending a meeting addressed by WSC; [John] Sandeman Allen on [David Lloyd George]; [1st] Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro]; Julian Amery [Attache HM Legation, Belgrade] on articles by WSC for publication in Yugoslavia (4); Leo Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma] sending on a 1903 letter from WSC to him on the British Army; Group Captain [Charles] Anderson on the Ministry of Aircraft Production taking over the...
Dates: Jun 1903 - Feb 1941
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence T-Z., Jan 1950 - Dec 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/102A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Patrick Buchan-Hepburn [later 1st Lord Hailes, Conservative Chief Whip] (3); James Thomas [later 1st Lord Cilcennin, Vice-Chairman of Conservative and Unionist Party] (6); various representatives of Conservative and Unionist Central Office including George Christ (14); 1st Lord Woolton [earlier Frederick Marquis, Chairman, Conservative and Unionist Central Office] (11); Sir [James] Clifford Tozer on Plymouth [Devon] Fair; Moss Turner-Samuels; Julius Holmes [Minister,...
Dates: Jan 1950 - Dec 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Private and Personal: Correspondence A., 05 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 2/145A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Haile Selassie, Emperor [of Ethiopia] (2); Grant Duff Ainslie on the loss of India; "Brookie" [1st Lord Alanbrooke, earlier Sir Alan Brooke, Chief of Imperial General Staff] on subjects including the evacuation of British troops from Egypt (6); "Jimmy", 17th Duke of Alba, on subjects including Andres Revesz's biography of 1st Duke of Marlborough, and being prevented from leaving Spain (7); 1st Lord Altrincham [earlier Sir Edward Grigg] on the country's need for WSC's...
Dates: 05 Jan 1946 - 30 Jun 1949
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes., 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/47A-B
Scope and Contents Speech notes, typescript and galley proofs for WSC's speech (5 March, House of Commons) entitled "Defence" on subjects including: WSC's resignation as Minister of Defence; the Conservatives' voting on defence while in Opposition; the short-fall of defence spending; aid from the United States; the scarcity of home defence, and the training of new forces, including the registration of the Home Guard and forming of new battalions; the extension of National Service; armoured forces and new...
Dates: 05 Mar 1952 - 26 Jun 1952
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons and Non-House of Commons: Speech notes and source material., 11 Aug 1950 - 19 Sep 1950

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 5/37A-D
Scope and Contents Speech notes, typescript and transcript of WSC's speech (11 August, Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg [France]) entitled "European Unity and a European Army" on subjects including: the need for a European Assembly to remain in close contact with European governments and parliaments; the gradual process of building up the European Parliament; guidance to be given to governments on issues such as the Schuman Plan [for the European Coal and Steel Community]; support for...
Dates: 11 Aug 1950 - 19 Sep 1950
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Speeches: House of Commons: Typescripts Typescript copy of WSC's Maiden Speech, 18 Feb 1901, mainly on the South African War. [Typed on "G.R." headed notepaper, and therefore typed after 1910] Published Complete Speeches I, pp.65-70., 18 Feb 1901 - 13 May 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/2
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Typescript copy of WSC's speech on Mr Brodrick's scheme for Army Reform, 13 May 1901. [Typed on "G.R." headed notepaper, and therefore typed after 1910] Published Complete Speeches I, pp.76-86.

Dates: 18 Feb 1901 - 13 May 1901
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 02 Nov 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/66/8-9
Scope and Contents Letter from [Sir] Bindon Blood (Meerut [India]) to Lady Randolph Churchill in which he discusses Indian affairs including his pleasure at [Albert Edward] Prince of Wales]'s agreement that Indian princes who have received an English education should be allowed to serve in the British army; approval for Queen [Victoria's] treatment of "Indian 'swells'"; and the problem posed by Indian women who are "left in intellectual darkness". He also comments on the appointment of Sir George White [as...
Dates: 02 Nov 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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(Untitled), 02 Mar 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 1/26/7-8
Scope and Contents Letter from Joseph Chamberlain [Secretary of State for the Colonies], (40 Princes Gardens [London]), congratulating WSC on his work, his escape from the Boers, on his letters to the press from South Africa and also on British success in South Africa in general. He adds that he had enjoyed WSC's "River War", and looked forward to his account of events in South Africa. Chamberlain then comments on the lessons of the Boer War, praising the bravery and endurance of the "rank and file" but...
Dates: 02 Mar 1900
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Nov 1907

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/30/87-90
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Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (Head Quarters, Southern Command, Tidworth House, Andover, [Hampshire]) to WSC on: WSC's report on the French army manoeuvres; Lloyd George's successful intervention in the railway dispute; the reform of the Territorial Army and the South African constitution as the main achievements of the present government. Signed typescript.

Dates: 18 Nov 1907
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 11 Jan 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/33/4
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Colonial Office) on: impending changes in the Cabinet; British Indian subjects in Africa; Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's health; the unsatisfactory progress Richard Haldane's [later Lord Haldane] scheme of army reform; the army and naval estimates; the illness of the Attorney-General [Sir John Walton]; the petitioning by the government of New South Wales [Australia] to keep Admiral Sir Harry Rawson as Governor; the ending of the...
Dates: 11 Jan 1908
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 07 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/44
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to [G I Holmes] giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa. Copy in WSC's hand Other copies at CHAR 2/22/47 and CHAR 2/22/53.

Dates: 07 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 08 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/47
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to G I Holmes (Tower Chambers, London Wall, [London]) giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese labour into South Africa. Typescript copy annotated by WSC and Annette Anning Other copies at CHAR 2/22/44 and CHAR 2/22/53.

Dates: 08 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Feb 1905

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/22/53
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Letter from WSC (105 Mount Street) to G I Holmes (Tower Chambers, London Wall, [London]) giving his views on reduction of spending on the Army and Navy and on the importation of Chinese Labour into South Africa. Typescript copy annotated by WSC and Annette Anning Other copies at CHAR 2/22/44 and CHAR 2/22/47.

Dates: 21 Feb 1905
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Oct 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/46/62-69
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Letter from General Sir Ian Hamilton (San Antonio Palace, Malta) to [Erskine] Childers commenting on Childers' book on the training and arming of the Cavalry [War and the Arme Blanche] and justifying his opinions by descriptions of actions in Afghanistan, 1879, the Boer War, 1900, and the Russo-Japanese War in Manchuria. Signed and annotated typescript.

Dates: 30 Oct 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 15 Mar 1903

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/3/91-92
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Letter from Major H .Young to WSC, on fraud in the Eastern Division, Cape Colony [later part of South Africa], [annotated by WSC, giving opinion that little good would come from scrutiny of the War Accounts].

Dates: 15 Mar 1903
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open

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