Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC11/11/1-14
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence with the Duke of Devonshire, 1900-1902
Extent15 items
Date1900-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence between the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, 8th Duke of Devonshire: MP; President of the Privy Council, 1895-1903] and Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903] relating to Colonial Office affairs including South Africa [the Boer War, necessity to ensure Boers on battlefield are fully informed of terms of peace agreement, possible meeting with deputation of Boer Generals, question of provision of education in South African colonies, appointment of Cecil Rhodes to King's Privy Council], and proposals for shipping confederation ['Atlantic Shipping Combine']; domestic political matters [drafts of Education Bill and Government education policy, and Cabinet appointments]; and miscellaneous matters [appointment of headmaster to King Edward VIth School, Birmingham, and requests to South African capitalists for financial support for construction of additional Engineering Department buildings at Cambridge University]
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