Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC11/18/1-20
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence with Sir Michael Hicks Beach, 1900-1902
Extent24 items
Date1900-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy correspondence, transcripts and typescript transcripts of correspondence between Sir Michael Hicks Beach [1st Earl St Aldwyn: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1895-1902] and Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], and fellow Colonial Office officials, relating to official matters including South African financial affairs [terms of loan to Transvaal, report by Sir David Miller Barbour [Special Commissioner to inquire into the finances of the Orange River Colony and the Transvaal, 1900] concerning amount Transvaal and Orange River Colony should contribute towards cost of war, loan by Bank of England to Natal, implications of war for increase in national expenditure], and terms of peace to end conflict; affairs of the Cape [martial law]; foreign affairs [military activity in China]; domestic political matters [Royal Commission on Coal Supply]; and miscellaneous matters [proposed trip of Chamberlain and Hicks Beach to West Indies, and appearance of King's title on new coinage]; with Colonial Office memoranda and wrappers
Including /8 Letter from Sir Michael Hicks Beach relating to withdrawal of Indian troops from Hong Kong, Jun 1901; /17 Card from Sir Michael Hicks Beach requesting nomination of representative from Midland coalfield to sit on Commission into coal supply, with wrapper, Oct 1901; /20 Correspondence and typescript transcript of correspondence relating to terms of peace settlement in South Africa, Apr 1902
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionTranscripts of correspondence bear same number as originals; /4 letter detached from mounting


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