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South Africa (nation)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

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Literary: Articles., 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/338
Scope and Contents Proofs and cutting of various articles and short pieces by WSC: an introduction to a biography of 1st Lord Birkenhead [earlier F E Smith] by 2nd Lord Birkenhead [earlier Frederick Smith]; "Great fighters in lost causes" on the careers of various historical figures; "Shakespeare's plays as short stories: Julius Caesar"; "Life - the greatest secret of all and how to tackle all its trials and problems"; "England. My England" in which WSC dwells on his pride in his country; "If I lived my life...
Dates: 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World: copy., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/522A-B
Scope and Contents Carbon copies of the following articles by WSC: "My Life" [in 12 parts]: "Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst; "Frontier Days in India" on WSC's expedition to India with the 4th Hussars, and the frontier risings of 1897; "Charge of the 21st Lancers" on the battle of Omdurman and the Sudan Campaign; "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: "My Life", News of the World": proofs., Jan 1935 - Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/523A-B
Scope and Contents Galley proofs of the following articles by WSC: "My Life" [in 12 parts]: "Looking Back on Sixty Years" on WSC's childhood, education and time at Sandhurst; "Frontier Days in India" on WSC's expedition to India with the 4th Hussars, and the frontier risings of 1897; "Charge of the 21st Lancers" on the battle of Omdurman and the Sudan Campaign; "Taken Prisoner by the Boers" on WSC as a war correspondent in South Africa; "My Escape from Pretoria"; "My Entry into Politics" on writing Lord...
Dates: Jan 1935 - Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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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Literary: Sunday Chronicle articles by WSC., 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/619
Scope and Contents Includes galley proofs and press cuttings from the Sunday Chronicle for: "I Escape" on WSC's capture by the Boers and details of his subsequent escape; "The Blunder that Beat Germany" on the Battle of the Marne [France]; "The True Story of the Tank" on the development of the tank during World War I, its initial rejection, WSC's intervention, and its first use in action; "When Britain Nearly Starved" on the German submarine campaign during World War I, British anti-submarine warfare, and...
Dates: 02 Jan 1938 - 27 Mar 1938
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 2., Nov 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/648
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "First Political Triumph, A Ban by the Duchess, Trouble with My Party Chiefs, Free Trade War Starts" on his return from the Boer War, victory at Oldham [Lancashire] in the 1900 General Election, obtaining his father's papers for the biography of Lord Randolph Churchill, and the opening of the Free Trade versus Protection debate; "I Was Warned that I Should be Called a Turncoat" on his dispute with Joseph Chamberlain and the Conservative Party,...
Dates: Nov 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Literary: Sunday Dispatch articles by WSC: 7., 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/671
Scope and Contents Includes cuttings from the Sunday Dispatch for: "The British Working Man" on WSC's views on the rights and responsibilities of trade unions, strikes, the role of government in industrial disputes, and the birth of the Labour Party; "A Very Great Englishman" on 1st Lord Baden-Powell, his role at the siege of Mafeking [South Africa] and the founding of the Boy Scouts Movement; "The March of Progress" on scientific developments and their effect on mankind from the Stone Age to the mid-twentieth...
Dates: 29 Sep 1940 - 10 Nov 1940
Conditions Governing Access: Open.
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Official: Cabinet: papers 101 - 115., 27 Mar 1929 - 16 Apr 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 22/232
Scope and Contents Includes papers by various individuals on various subjects including: Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [earlier Sir Philip Lloyd-Greame, later Lord Swinton], President of the Board of Trade, on the Committee on industry and trade; Sir Austen Chamberlain, Foreign Secretary, on affairs in Persia [Iran] and naval limitation; Lord Eustace Percy, President of the Board of Education, on education policy; [Sir] William Mitchell-Thomson [later 1st Lord Selsdon] Postmaster General on possible telephone...
Dates: 27 Mar 1929 - 16 Apr 1929
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: Cabinet Papers., 23 Jan 1921 - 29 Dec 1921

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 17/13A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Sir Maurice Hankey (6); David Lloyd George, Prime Minister; Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer (2) and Edwin Montagu [Secretary of State for India] objecting to the use of Indian troops in the garrison of Palestine.Cabinet papers on subjects including: affairs in the Middle East, Egypt, South Khurdistan, Mesopotamia [Iraq] and Palestine; mandates for Mesopotamia and Palestine; the 1921 Imperial Conference; the 1921 Middle East Conference; the empire...
Dates: 23 Jan 1921 - 29 Dec 1921
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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Public and Political: General: General Public correspondence, N-Q., Feb 1942 - Dec 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/476
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Leslie] Bradley [Director] of the Imperial War Museum, Eleanor Emery [Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions], UK High Commissioner in New Zealand Sir Harry Batterbee (4), [Saville] Garner [Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Dominions] (3), [William] Jordan, High Commissioner for New Zealand in London, and [Clement] Attlee [Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs] on an inkstand presented to WSC by the New Zealand...
Dates: Feb 1942 - Dec 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Public and Political: General: Personal Office: Correspondence A - B., 05 Jun 1918 - 27 Dec 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/363
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams on WSC's broadcast (18 December [on the scuttling of the Graf Spee]); Herwald Ramsbotham [later 1st Lord Soulbury], 1st Commissioner of Works, on WSC's occupation of Admiralty House; 17th Duke of Alba [Spanish Ambassador to Britain] on false allegations about WSC in the French and Spanish press (2); 1st Lord Alness [earlier Robert Munro], congratulating WSC on his appointment as First Lord of the Admiralty; Leo Amery on subjects including...
Dates: 05 Jun 1918 - 27 Dec 1939
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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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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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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(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
Scope and Contents

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
Scope and Contents

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
Scope and Contents

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), [Apr 1940]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2C/309-310
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to General [Jan] Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] on naval defence of South Africa and the position of the Monitor HMS Erebus. [carbon].

Dates: [Apr 1940]
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open.
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(Untitled), Jul 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/29/93-97
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to Mr Bourne, of the South African Government, on South Africa's desire to take a more effective part in South African and Imperial Naval Defence. [Carbon].

Dates: Jul 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 12 Aug 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/22A/157-159
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to an unidentified [? South African] correspondent, on South Africa's contribution to Imperial Naval Defence. [Carbon copy].

Dates: 12 Aug 1913
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), [Dec] [1913]

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/22B/274-276
Scope and Contents

Minute by WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty] to [? the South African Government] on the naval defence of South Africa. [Carbon copy].

Dates: [Dec] [1913]
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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