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Colonialism

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1172 Collections and/or Records:

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Expanding Commonwealth Group, 1956-01 - 1958-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/130
Scope and Contents

General papers and correspondence on the group, particularly relating to trade and economic issues, including: group pamphlets; minutes of meetings; memoranda circulated to ministers, Commonwealth prime ministers, High Commissioners etc; collected speeches and articles, 1917-57; summaries of group discussions; draft of the group publication, "The Third Interest".

Dates: 1956-01 - 1958-04
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.
 Fonds

Forster: The Papers of Edward Morgan Forster

Reference Code: GBR/0272/EMF
Scope and Contents This collection contains a number of items by and about E.M. Forster. The heart of the collection consists of Forster's writings, published and unpublished, held by the archive centre in manuscript, typescript and photocopied forms. Items written for publication, or in some cases broadcast, have been placed at the start of the collection. These include manuscripts, drafts and fragments of his novels, short stories, essays, talks, plays, poems and memoirs. Contributions to periodicals, which...
Dates: 1777 - 2015
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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), 1952-04 - 1955-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/24
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on changes to GATT, mainly from the Empire Industries Association and British Empire League, relating to the protection of Commonwealth trade and Imperial Preference, particularly the Lancashire textile industry. Correspondents include: Alan Lennox-Boyd, Secretary of State for the Colonies [later 1st Lord Boyd of Merton] (2); Juliet, Lady Rhys-Williams [European League of Economic Co-operation]; Leo Amery; Robert Boothby; [George] Peter Thorneycroft, President of...
Dates: 1952-04 - 1955-03
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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General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), 1953-10 - 1955-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/2/25
Scope and Contents

Annotated economic papers and cuttings on changes to GATT, mainly from the Empire Industries Association and British Empire League and the British Commonwealth Producers' Organisation, relating to the protection of Commonwealth trade and Imperial Preference.

Dates: 1953-10 - 1955-09
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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General articles, 1905-01 - 1908-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/4
Scope and Contents

Cuttings, prints, proofs and manuscripts of articles written by LSA, mainly for the Times and National Review, on subjects including: mountaineering; north-western Canada; the Imperial Conference (1907); the East African empire; the Education Bill (1906); British trade figures; the military geography of the empire; reorganizing the Conservative Party; policy on tariff reform, defence, Ireland and social issues.

Dates: 1905-01 - 1908-05
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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General articles, 1906-02 - 1911-09

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/5
Scope and Contents

Cuttings and prints of articles and papers written by LSA on subjects including: military tactical policy; defence from the imperial standpoint; the Australian tariff; South Africa and Imperial Preference; some practical steps towards an Imperial Constitution; cavalry equipment and training; Hudson Bay [Canada] and its coasts.

Dates: 1906-02 - 1911-09
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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General articles, 1911-09 - 1914-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/2/20
Scope and Contents

Cuttings and prints of articles by LSA on subjects including: Imperial administration, particularly in India; wage conditions; tariff reform; Imperial policy, including constitutional measures, defence and the economy; a tribute to Joseph Chamberlain.

Dates: 1911-09 - 1914-08
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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General articles 1914-18, 1914-09 - 1918-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/12
Scope and Contents Press cuttings, texts and prints of articles and lectures by LSA, on subjects including: the role of the Empire in the war; Ireland's demand for fiscal autonomy; the constitutional development of South Africa; British preparations for war; imperial taxation; investing the surplus funds of the trade unions into industry; arming new recruits; LSA's own career. Also includes: article by L J Maxse [Editor of the National Review] on lack of support for the Army from the Government; print...
Dates: 1914-09 - 1918-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8782
Scope and Contents

59 letters to the Duke from various correspondents, mostly soldiers, statesmen and colonial Governors. There are also 27 letters from the Duke to Sir Richard Airey. The letters cover action in the Crimea, the relief of Khartoum and General Gordon, Roberts' relief of Kandahar and a report on the coronation of the Czar by Lord Wolseley.

Dates: 1847-1902 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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).
 Fonds

George Badger: Letters and papers concerning Muscat, Zanzibar, Aden, Persia and Egypt, and East Africa and the slave trade

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.2906-2910
Scope and Contents

A collection of papers compiled by or for George Badger relating to his work on various diplomatic missions in Oman (Muscat), Egypt and Zanzibar. Includes correspondence, both official and otherwise; official reports and memoranda, some from the Indian government; maps and plans.

Dates: 1855-1873
Conditions Governing Access: 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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German Colonial Claim, 1936-07 - 1938-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/49
Scope and Contents

Book of newspaper cuttings, including articles and letters from LSA and others to the press, on Germany's claim to her former colonies in Africa.

Dates: 1936-07 - 1938-11
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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German Colonial Claim, 1936-04 - 1939-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/50
Scope and Contents Speeches, articles, notes and correspondence on Germany's claim to her former colonies in Africa, including: extracts from Hansard with House of Commons speeches by [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain [Prime Minister], LSA, David Grenfell, James Thomas, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Winston Churchill, Geoffrey Mander, [Samuel] Vyvyan Adams, Lord Cranborne, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs [later 5th Lord Salisbury], [Robert] Anthony Eden [Foreign Secretary, later 1st Lord Avon],...
Dates: 1936-04 - 1939-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

Henry Ellis: Naval journal on 'HMS Styx' during the Xhosa [Cape Frontier] and Burmese Wars

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9420
Scope and Contents 1 volume, 210 pp. of journal text covering the period1852-53. With loose sheets inserted, including page from Illustrated London News, 5 Feb. 1853, with illustration and note on 'Kaffir prisoners at the Cape' [historic title]; notes on Ascension Island, n.d.; 'On passage from Ascension to South Coast', n.d.; 'Notes on South Coast,' n.d. Bookplate: given to Michael Rome Bouquet by Mrs. Dunn (Ellis' niece), Apr. 1935. Note that the contents of the journal contain racist and outdated...
Dates: 1852-1853
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Hola Camp, 1959-06 - 1959-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/POLL 3/1/18
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers on JEP's speech on the detention camp disaster in Kenya, with correspondents including: Lady Violet Bonham-Carter [earlier Violet Asquith and Violet, Lady Bonham Carter, later Lady Asquith of Yarnbury]; Alan Lennox-Boyd [Secretary of State for the Colonies, later 1st Lord Boyd]; George Kitson Clark [Reader in Constitutional History, University of Cambridge]; Amie, Lady Noble; [John] Clement Jones, News Editor of the Wolverhampton Express and Star; [? John Astor];...
Dates: 1959-06 - 1959-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The majority of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please see individual files for details.
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Honor Earl: Pastel portraits ('Warriors of the Empire') and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9397
Scope and Contents During the Second World War, Earl was commissioned to prepare a series of pastel portraits of service men and women from what were then British dominions and colonies (described as 'Empire servicemen'), including Trinida, Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]. The portraits were exhibited at the Royal Empire (late Commonwealth) Society in December 1945 as 'Warriors of the Empire'. The collection also includes a series of portraits of North American...
Dates: 1939-1946 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Imperial Conference 1930, 1930-08 - 1930-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/3
Scope and Contents Papers and correspondence on the conference, including: letter from Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Cabinet] on the possibility of South Africa seeking the right of secession from the Empire; memorandum and article by LSA on the failure of the conference; Conservative and Unionist hints for speakers on the Socialists and the conference; copy of a statement by Stanley Baldwin, leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, on national and imperial policy; extract from Hansard, including...
Dates: 1930-08 - 1930-12
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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Imperial Conference articles, 1937-03 - 1937-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/41
Scope and Contents

Texts and cuttings of articles by LSA on the 1937 Imperial Conference, particularly the state of the Commonwealth, the rise of fascism and communism, defence and foreign policy.

Dates: 1937-03 - 1937-05
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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Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa [Canada] 1932, 1932-06 - 1935-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/16
Scope and Contents Papers including: notes by LSA on the principles of preferential policy, and on the international monetary situation; minutes of the Federation of British Industries industrial committee and price levels sub-committee; statement by LSA on the conference; letters by LSA to the press and articles on the Anti-Ottawa Thesis, Imperial Preference and gains and losses from Ottawa; Conservative and Unionist Central Office hints for speakers on the Ottawa agreements; articles on the implications of...
Dates: 1932-06 - 1935-12
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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Imperial Economic Conference, Ottawa [Canada]: correspondence, 1932-07 - 1932-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/17
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: Edward Beatty, Chairman of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company; Richard Bennett, Prime Minister of Canada; Stanley Baldwin; Henry Stevens, Canadian Minister of Trade and Commerce, on a scheme for an Empire Bank. Also includes letters from LSA to other individuals including: Nicolaas Havenga [South African Minister of Finance] on sugar preference and the gold standard; Stanley Bruce [Australian Minister in London] on sugar preference; 1st Lord Lloyd on the...
Dates: 1932-07 - 1932-08
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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Imperial War Cabinet: Peace Terms: Territorial, 1916-08 - 1917-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/3/32
Scope and Contents Cabinet papers on the post-war settlement, including: General Staff memorandum on preparing for peace negotiations; memorandum by Sir Ralph Paget and Sir William Tyrrell [Assistant Under-Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs] on a basis for a territorial settlement in Europe; memorandum by Arthur Balfour [Foreign Secretary] on aims of a peace settlement; notes on peace terms and ensuring success in a future war by Admiral Sir Henry Jackson, 1st Sea Lord; memorandum by 5th Lord Lansdowne...
Dates: 1916-08 - 1917-03
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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"India", 30 Mar 1943

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 9/191A/1-12
Scope and Contents

Speech notes for a speech by WSC (not used) on calls for Indian independence, the achievements of the Indian army, Gandhi's fast and WSC's illness. Typescript top copy of notes annotated by WSC in red ink. Includes file cover and note from Francis Brown [Private Secretary to WSC] that WSC will not speak on India on 30 March but instructing that WSC would like the papers for future use and that they should not be sent to [Leo] Amery [Secretary of State for India and Burma].

Dates: 30 Mar 1943
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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India discussion, 1930-08 - 1935-02

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/5/28
Scope and Contents

Texts of articles by LSA on the future constitution of India, particularly: the Joint Select Committee's report on India; the problems of Indian nationalism and the structure of British India; Dominion status; Conservative policy.

Dates: 1930-08 - 1935-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

India Office and the Second World War, 1934 - 1955

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 1/6
Scope and Contents Papers, correspondence and speeches from LSA's time in the War Cabinet as Secretary of State for India and Burma, including: memoranda written by LSA on India and other subjects for the War Cabinet; telegrams and minutes issued and received by LSA on Indian political and military affairs, mainly consisting of messages to and from the Viceroy of India (initially 2nd Lord Linlithgow, [earlier Lord Hopetoun], then 1st Lord Wavell) and also the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill; papers on the...
Dates: 1934 - 1955
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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James Christie: Copies of letters from Zanzibar

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8163
Scope and Contents

Contemporary copies of letters from James Christie in Zanzibar, 1865-1873, including descriptions of slavery. There are inserted items, including newscuttings, engravings and photographs, and a loose copy of a letter from Christie to his brother, 10 June 1871. The newscuttings include an obituary of Christie, near the end of the volume, taken from The Lancet, 16 January 1892, from which Christie's biographical history is compiled.

Dates: 1865-1873
Conditions Governing Access: 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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JA's speech at the Conservative Party Conference, on Imperial policy, 1950-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 11/2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Speeches and broadcasts by JA and others including Leo Amery, on subjects including: colonial and Commonwealth policy; Winston Churchill; a tribute to Leo Amery; post-war Europe; negotiations between Israel and Jordan in 1967-68; overseas aid.

Dates: 1950-10
Conditions Governing Access: Access copy available.

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