South Africa (nation)
Found in 3617 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from F Oswald Mouler (Woodview, Ipswich, [Suffolk]; notepaper of the Royal Mail Steamship Etruria) to [WSC] accusing him of being a traitor [to the British colonists in South Africa].
Cutting from the Daily Express: extracts from a letter from a British official in the Standard Bank in Cape Colony [later part of South Africa] complaining of the British Government's betrayal of the British colonists in South Africa and naming WSC in this connection. Probably sent with CHAR 2/35/14.
Cutting on the work of the Closer Union Society, which aims to bring about closer links between the South African states and within the Empire as a whole. Sent with CHAR 2/36/18.
Letter from Lord Crewe (Crewe Hall, [Cheshire]) to WSC on safeguards for the native protectorates under any act of South African confederation. Thinks that the matter should be discussed with Lord Selborne, whom he describes as "a dangerous plenipotentiary" and "obstinate", and the native deputations.
Letter from Sir Richard Solomon, Agent General for the Transvaal [South Africa] (72 Victoria Street, Westminster, [London]) to WSC regretting that he is to leave the Colonial Office but congratulating him on his entry into the Cabinet as President of the Board of Trade. Thinks WSC will be able to deal with any attacks from his opponent in North-West Manchester [William Joynson-Hicks] on Chinese labour in South Africa.
Letter from Charles Lane Sansom (Volunteer Headquarters, Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to Lady Katharine Lyttelton reporting his dismissal from the local civil service and expressing the wish to obtain an inspectorship under the Local Government Board or an inspectorship of reformatories. Describes how English civil servants in South Africa are being replaced by Boers and how Lord Selborne is unable to prevent this. Sent with CHAR 2/38/13.
Letter from Harry C Grimwade (14 Westhall Road, Bath, [Somerset]) to WSC enclosing a report of the speech of William Joynson-Hicks [later Lord Brentford] on Chinese labour in South Africa [see CHAR 2/38/37a] and offering to publish WSC's reply. Annotated by WSC, 20 Apr [1908: "Thanked - but hardly worth refutation"].
Cutting: part of a speech in Bath [Somerset] [by William Joynson-Hicks, later Lord Brentford] attacking Government policy on Chinese labour in South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/38/37 2 papers.
Letter from WSC (Board of Trade) to Lord Crewe criticising Lord Selborne's plan for a commission to protect native interests in South Africa but asserting that Selborne is nevertheless the best man to negotiate on the issue with the South African leaders. Gives advice on how a settlement of the native question can be got through Parliament. Typescript copy.
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 [part of China]. Signed and annotated typescript.
Cutting from the "Globe" contrasting WSC's present advocacy of federalism with his adoption of the opposite principle when helping to frame the constitution of South Africa.
Letter from [WSC] to the Maharaja of Alwar [India] on: the imminent acceptance by the people in Mesopotamia [later Iraq] of Emir Feisal; the efforts to secure a better recognition of the status of Indians in the British colonies and the particular difficulties this poses in South Africa; the defeat of the miners in the coal strike and the improving economic prospects for Britain; the good qualities of the Viceroy of India [Lord Reading, earlier Sir Rufus Isaacs]. Typescript copy.
Letter from Lord Randolph Churchill, Johannesburg, South Africa, to WSC, on his visit to South Africa. Predicting that "when you are my age you will see S Africa to be the most populous & wealthy of all our colonies. Stating that he had been examining, and investing money in gold mines "for I expect you and Jack will be a couple of expensive articles to keep as you grow older". Regretting that he would not be able to bring home a tame antelope.
Cutting from the "Star" (Johannesburg, [South Africa]): report of speech by Sir Abe Bailey on the situation in South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/141/63-64.
Reprint from the "African World": interview on the political situation in South Africa given by Sir Abe Bailey. Sent with CHAR 2/159/27.
Letter from [WSC] to Sir Abe Bailey praising the article on Anglo-American relations which Bailey sent him and expressing a keen interest in South African politics. Typescript copy.
Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Johannesburg, [South Africa]) to WSC on the improving relations between the British and Dutch communities in South Africa.
Page from the "African World" including report of speech at the British Empire Service League conference by Sir Abe Bailey on the development and settlement of South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/152/107.
Cutting: comment by the "Rand Daily Mail" on movement towards agreement over the design of the new flag of South Africa. Sent with CHAR 2/152/119.
Letter from Sir Abe Bailey (Rust-en-Vrede, Muizenberg, Cape Town, [South Africa]) to WSC reporting that he nearly died from a heart attack, criticising Lady Simon for supporting the natives in South Africa and opposing the granting of votes to women.
Letter from J Moore Bayley (47 Temple Row, Birmingham) approving the South African constitution and asserting that the stance of Arthur Balfour [later Lord Balfour] on the fiscal question has shaken the confidence of ordinary voters, and that Joseph Chamberlain's political career is over. Reports the poor state of the local Conservative party.
Letter from Sir Felix Schuster (31 Collingham Road, South Kensington, [London]) to [Sir Francis] Hopwood [later, Lord Southborough] [Permanent Under-Secretary for Colonies] on the bad effects which would follow a reduction in the production of gold in South Africa. Congratulates Hopwood on his recent appointment.
Letter from 5th Lord Rosebery (38 Berkeley Square, [London]) to WSC on the government's South African policy.
Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Barbon Manor, Kirkby Lonsdale, [Yorkshire]) to WSC on the dispute with Sir Robert Bond [Prime Minister of Newfoundland, later part of Canada], the conduct of the governmnent of Natal [South Africa], and the agreement by King Edward VII to accept the Cullinan Diamond.