Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC5/51/1-99
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence with Lord Lansdowne, 1888-1899
Extent102 items
Date1888-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, arranged in approximate chronological order, between Joseph Chamberlain and Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Governor General, Canada, 1883-1888; Viceroy, India, 1888-1894; Sec of State for War, 1895-1900; Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1900-1905] relating to general domestic political matters including Irish affairs [Home Rule and related legislation]; foreign affairs [South African crisis]; and official Colonial, War and Foreign Office matters; with memoranda, Government publications, wrappers and envelopes
Including /1-4 Correspondence from Lord Lansdowne relating to Irish Land Purchase schemes and Evicted Tenants Bill, 1888-1894; /5-9 Correspondence from Lord Lansdowne relating to South African crisis and troop despatches to related African regions, with memoranda from Sir Robert Henry Meade [Permanent Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1892-1897], 1895; /12-16 Correspondence from Lord Lansdowne relating to despatch of troops to Matabeleland and the Cape, with memorandum, 1896; /19-28 Correspondence from Lord Lansdowne relating to despatch of troops and munitions to South Africa [the Cape], with memorandum and correspondence from Sir Michael Hicks Beach [1st Earl St Aldwyn: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1895-1902] to Chamberlain, and from Lansdowne to Hicks Beach, 1896-1897; /33-39 Letter from Lord George Francis Hamilton [Sec of State for India, 1895-1903] to Joseph Chamberlain relating to proposed reforms to structure of army, with official Government publications, official Government printed memoranda relating to army reform, and memorandum by Chamberlain, 1898; /41-43 Correspondence between Lord Lansdowne, Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, Viscount Wolmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1900] and Lord Coventry relating to involvement of Coventry's son in the Jameson Raid, 1898; /45-48 Government printed memorandum and typescript transcripts of memoranda by Joseph Chamberlain relating to army reform, 1898-1899; /52-99 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to South African crisis including replacement of General Butler [Cape Commander] due to indiscretion, despatch of reinforcements, deployment of Colonial contingent of troops, strategic analysis, ultimatum from General Paul Kruger [President, Transvaal Republic, 1882โ€“1900], and relief of Kimberley, with memoranda between Colonial and Foreign Office staff, and transcripts of telegraphic communications, 1899
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/53 page of letter becoming detached from mounting


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