Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC18/12/1-56
TitlePapers relating to South Africa, 1900-1904
Extent62 items
Date1900-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence, arranged in very approximate chronological order, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Colonial and War Office officials, fellow Government figures including William St. John Brodrick [1st Earl Midleton: Sec of State for War, 1900-1903], Colonial Office officials including Sir Alfred Milner [1st Viscount Milner: Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1897-1901; Governor of Transvaal and Orange River Colony 1901-1905, and High Commissioner for South Africa, 1897-1905], King Edward VII and political colleagues relating to personnel matters [military appointments to South African colonies]; arrangements for garrison for South African colonies [discussions regarding size and location of garrison, various schemes for deployment of 'Home Establishment']; and Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa [1902-1903]; with correspondence of Julian Amery [Baron Amery of Lustleigh: biographer of Joseph Chamberlain] and Austen Chamberlain [son of Joseph Chamberlain] relating to composition of biography of Joseph Chamberlain, Government publications, press cuttings [from 'The Times'], memoranda, and typescript memoranda compiled during research for biography of Joseph Chamberlain
Including /19-21 Typescript transcripts of correspondence with King Edward VII relating to Chamberlain's tour of South Africa, 1903; /43 Government publication, memorandum entitled 'Advantages and Disadvantages of Locating 30, 000 Men in South Africa' by Lord Roberts [Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl of Roberts: Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1899-1900], 1903; /47 Letter from H. E. Davies [War Office] relating to enclosed report by Joseph Powell Williams concerning South African garrison, with enclosed copy of printed report, 1903; /48-52 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence with William St. John Brodrick relating to distribution and size of South African garrison, with memoranda and draft memoranda, 1903
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/17 oversize press cutting