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South Africa (nation)

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3616 Collections and/or Records:

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(Untitled), 18 Sep 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/11/36-38
Scope and Contents Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Hartley Hill [Rhodesia]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he relates their success in speculating for gold and his hopes for a gold field called the "Matchless"; describes game hunting; and expresses his pleasure with letters he has received from WSC although he comments that WSC should adopt "a more simple style of expressing himself". He discusses the effect of his letters to the [Daily] Graphic and the comments of the Pall Mall [Gazette] and...
Dates: 18 Sep 1891
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), 29 Sep 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/11/39
Scope and Contents

Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Fort Salisbury [Rhodesia]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] commenting on her news about "Billy" and "Mary", reporting that he has received a letter from [Albert Edward, Prince of Wales] criticising his letters to the [Daily] Graphic, describing a waggon accident and his itinerary and commenting on the inflated prices of provisions.

Dates: 29 Sep 1891
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), 15 Oct 1891

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 28/11/40-41
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Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill (Fort Salisbury [Rhodesia]) to [Lady Randolph Churchill] in which he explains that he is waiting for [Cecil] Rhodes as he would like to discuss South African issues with him, speculates on British political affairs, and enquires about WSC's French lessons.

Dates: 15 Oct 1891
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), 27 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/23
Scope and Contents

Draft telegram from WSC to Sir Abe Bailey, stating that "South Africa is splendid and vindicates the Treaty of Vereeniging". [Hand-written, initialled by WSC].

Dates: 27 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 19 Sep 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/54-55
Scope and Contents

Letter from Rear-Admiral Herbert King-Hall, Commander- in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope, to WSC [First Lord of the Admiralty], on the political and military situation in South Africa and the expedition to German South West Africa [later Namibia].

Dates: 19 Sep 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 10 Nov 1914

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/45/79
Scope and Contents Letter from Lewis Harcourt [Secretary of State for the Colonies], to WSC, [First Lord of the Admiralty], reporting that South Africa had declined Britain's offer of Australian troops, as they were confident that they would be able to deal with the situation with their own resources. Harcourt also offers congratulations on the destruction of the [German cruiser] Emden, hoping that the Japanese fleet would help in rounding-up remaining German ships, and explains that he has been kept at home...
Dates: 10 Nov 1914
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Sep 1939

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 19/2A/19-20
Scope and Contents

Letter from WSC to the [2nd] Duke of Westminster warning him of the inadvisability of suggesting that the war was being fought for the benefit of Jews and international financiers, as had been inferred from a memorandum; drawing comparisons with Dr Gavin Clark MP in the Boer War.

Dates: 29 Sep 1939
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), 25 Feb 1915 - 26 Feb 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 13/47/113-116
Scope and Contents

Telegram from 1st Lord Buxton, Governor-General of South Africa to the Colonial Office, on the supply of naval guns to South Africa. Includes covering note from the Colonial Office to Edward Marsh [Private Secretary to WSC]. [Carbon].

Dates: 25 Feb 1915 - 26 Feb 1915
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 05 Apr 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/5-6
Scope and Contents Letter from Leo Amery (112 Eaton Square [London]) to WSC, commenting on a memorandum on British Nationality in South Africa sent to WSC by the South African Dominion Party; he explains the distinction between British nationality and local citizenship, and the South African Government's dislike of the words "British" and "subject", preferring to use "common status"; the situation is compared with that in Ireland and Eamon De Valera's refusal to recognise rights for British subjects from...
Dates: 05 Apr 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 06 Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/8-17
Scope and Contents

Memorandum from H D White, Secretary, Cape Peninsula Council, Dominion Party of South Africa (411-412 Exchange Building, 28 St George's Street, Cape Town) to WSC, on British Nationality within the Union of South Africa, and South Africans' fears that changes could be made in their status, being made "Union nationals" instead of "British subjects". Significant passages marked. Covering letter at CHAR 2/235/7.

Dates: 06 Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 30 Apr 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/57-58
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Extract from the Official Report on the statement by J H Thomas, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, confirming the Government's pledges to consult the native and white populations of the Protectorates before their transfer to the Union of South Africa. [Covering letter CHAR 2/235/56].

Dates: 30 Apr 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 29 Mar 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/235/59-61
Scope and Contents

Letter from J G D Hooper (204 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa] to WSC, on the Status Bill designating the British in the Union of South Africa as "Nationals", and on the British Protectorates of Basutoland [later Lesotho], Swaziland [later Eswatini] and Bechuanaland [later Botswana], which should belong to the natives, being handed over by the British Government to the Union of South Africa. [Covering letter CHAR 2/235/56]. Manuscript.

Dates: 29 Mar 1935
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Feb 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/251/82-83
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir Abe Bailey. Capetown, South Africa to WSC, on recent House of Commons debate on the need for a Ministry of Defence, praising speech of Sir Austen Chamberlain. Also commenting on Randolph Churchill "(He) must be a bit of a worry to you. He will do your stock no good". Enclosing cutting from the Cape Times, 18 Feb 1936, letter by Bailey "The White Man's Duty in Africa".

Dates: 21 Feb 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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(Untitled), 16 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/39/129
Scope and Contents

Telegram from General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC postponing attending meeting away from South Africa until the Mediterranean is stabilised; fears German offensive in North Africa so urges Allies to secure Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Dates: 16 Jun 1941
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), 20 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/26
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] advising he will announce the impracticality of holding an Imperial Conference, citing inability of Smuts to attend.

Dates: 20 Jun 1941
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), 21 Jun 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/40/37
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] advising he will announce the impracticality of holding an Imperial Conference, citing inability of Smuts to attend (further copy at CHAR 20/40/26).

Dates: 21 Jun 1941
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), 10 Oct 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/43/115-118
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] with statistics on Primary and Augmenting cartridges for 3 inch mortars ordered by South Africa. [See CHAR 20/44/93-94 for Smuts's reply].

Dates: 10 Oct 1941
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 20 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/73/144
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Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC commenting on operation "Ironclad" [occupation of Diego Suarez, Madagascar]: suggests that the towns of Tamatave and Majunga should also be occupied rendering the surrender of the whole island inevitable; offers to despatch a bomber squadron from Lindi [Tanzania] as soon as Diego aerodrome has been secured; comments on the need to rupture relations with Vichy France.

Dates: 20 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 21 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/3
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to the Prime Minister of Canada [Mackenzie King] regarding continued diplomatic representation of Vichy France in Ottawa [Canada]: comments on the anxiety of Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to get rid of the Vichy Minister in South Africa but states that there would be no serious disadvantage to the adoption of a different policy in Canada.

Dates: 21 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 24 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/24
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] asking him to damp down rumours of an impending South African occupation of Madagascar.

Dates: 24 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 26 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/35
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] reciting remarks from the Cape Argus and the Natal Mercury quoted in the Observer newspaper suggesting action against Madagascar and Vichy France: "I need scarcely say what deep anxiety these statements give me.".

Dates: 26 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 27 Apr 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/74/49
Scope and Contents

Telegram from Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] to WSC apologising for embarrassing press statements about Madagascar but explaining that lack of an internal press censorship institution means that he can only proceed by private persuasion and warning: "Existence of openly hostile press adds to my difficulties.".

Dates: 27 Apr 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 18 Jun 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/76/135
Scope and Contents

Telegram from WSC to Field Marshal Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal" regarding the provision of air forces for the defence of South Africa.

Dates: 18 Jun 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the File: Open
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(Untitled), 04 Jul 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/77/63-64
Scope and Contents Telegram from WSC to General Jan Smuts [Prime Minister of South Africa] marked "most secret and personal": states that he has "been so much harried by the weaker brethren in the House of Commons since my return from America last week" and offers condolences for cruel losses to South African Divisions; comments on reverses in Middle East over last three weeks and lists reinforcements being sent to the area; comments on plans to strike at Japan through Burma [later Myanmar]. Annotated in red...
Dates: 04 Jul 1942
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.