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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC11/28/1-34
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence with Lord Roberts, 1901-1902
Extent43 items
Date1901-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence, arranged in approximate chronological order, between Lord Roberts [Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl of Roberts: Commander-in-Chief, South Africa, 1899-1900] and Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Colonial and War Office officials, and fellow Government officials relating to official matters concerning South Africa [military strategy and development of conflict, introduction and administration of martial law in the Cape, proposal to enlist Boer prisoners held in Ceylon in Indian mounted infantry, visit of Boer Generals to England and proposed negotiations, proclamations issued to burghers in Orange Free State during conflict, and affairs of the South African Republic]; Colonial Office appointments; and the award of official honours; with memoranda, extracts from Government publications, deciphers of telegrams, telegram copies and wrappers
Including /6-8 Typescript transcripts and correspondence relating to criticisms by Sir William Thackeray Marriott [MP] of management of military situation in South Africa [Johannesburg], Aug 1901; /21-26 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to draft telegram to Kitchener concerning administration of martial law in Cape and appointment of Col. Sir Henry Settle as Superintendant Officer of Board of Administration, and proposal to enlist Boer prisoners in Indian mounted infantry, with draft and decyper telegrams, and wrappers, Sep-Oct 1901; /34 Extracts from Government publications relating to 'Proclamations' issued by Commanding Officers in South Africa to burghers of Orange Free State, and South African Republic, nd [early 20th century]
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