Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC11/30/1-234
TitleTranscripts of correspondence and correspondence with Lord Salisbury, 1887-1902
Extent248 items
Date1900-[early 20th century]
DescriptionTypescript transcripts, and typescript extracts of correspondence, and correspondence, arranged in chronological order, between Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1887-1892, 1895-1900; Prime Minister, 1886-1892, and 1895-1902; Lord Privy Seal, 1903-1905] and Joseph Chamberlain [Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Foreign, Colonial and Privy Seal Office officials, and fellow Government figures relating to official matters including foreign and colonial affairs, most especially arrangements for the Washington Fishery Conference [chaired by Joseph Chamberlain ,1887-1888], Anglo-French negotiations relating to Dominica, the 'Zanzibar Slavery Question', the Alaskan and Venezuelan boundary disputes, Anglo-Chinese negotiations, and the Hong Kong Question, Behring Sea dispute, Russian/Turkish relations, Egyptian crisis, French military activities in Tunis, Madagascar, Siam and Newfoundland, negotiations between Britain, France, Germany and Portugal regarding jurisdiction over West African territories [includes Niger Conference and Samoan Convention, and negotiations with M. de Soveral [Portuguese Minister, London], M. Hanotaux [French Foreign Minister], Count Paul von Hatzfeldt [Sec of State for Foreign Affairs in Berlin], Baron von Eckhardstein [German Ambassador, London], and Joseph Hodges Choate [United States Ambassador to Great Britain, 1899-1905]], possibility of Anglo-German alliance, South Africa [negotiations, development of military situation immediately preceding outbreak of Boer War, arrangements for deployments of troop reinforcements, peace settlement, introduction and administration of martial law in the Cape]; domestic politics [Conservative Party, General Election of 1900, legislative reform]; official Colonial Office appointments; award of official honours; and development of their professional careers [Salisbury's plans to retire from public life]; with typescript transcripts of telegraphic communications and memoranda, and wrappers
Including /16-18 Typescript transcripts of correspondence from Lord Salisbury relating to legislative reform [Workingmen's Dwellings, and Employer's Liability Bills], 1894; /23-30 Correspondence from Lord Salisbury and Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1900] relating to miscellaneous foreign affairs including 'Maltese Mixed Marriage Question', Transvaal and Delagoa Bay, Venezuelan boundary dispute, Anglo-French negotiations [exchange of Dominica, and Newfoundland dispute], and construction of new harbour in Gibraltar, 1895; /59-63 Typescript transcripts of correspondence from Lord Salisbury relating to Delagoa Bay, discussions with France relating to Tunis and Madagascar, and Egyptian affairs [Suez Canal], Dec 1896; /91-112 Typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to the Niger negotiations [Commission and Conference, French contravention of treaties regarding jurisdiction of Boussa, Bondaka and Hinterland of Lagos], and the award of official honours, Oct 1897- Jun 1898; /114-115 Typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to Sir George Taubman Goldie's despatch of troops to Jegga and Argungu, Feb 1898; /130-136 Typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to discussions with de Soveral relating to Delagoa Bay and Lourenco Marques, and discussions with Hatzfeldt regarding Anglo-German alliance, with typescript memorandum, Jun-Jul 1898; /152 Typescript transcript of letter from Lord Salisbury relating to negotiations with Russia concerning Yangtze basin, Feb 1899; /160-180 Typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to South Africa [communications with Kruger, question of national expenditure, Portuguese ammunition embargo at Delagoa Bay, proposed disarmament, communications from Sir Alfred Milner [1st Viscount Milner: Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1897-1901; High Commissioner for South Africa, 1897-1905], and imminent outbreak of war], Jul-Sep 1899; /181-194 Typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to development of situation in Transvaal and negotiations with Germany [Samoan Convention], Sep-Dec 1899; /198 Typescript letter from Joseph Chamberlain relating to the 'Khaki election', Aug 1900; /224-226 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence relating to forthcoming possibility of peace in South Africa, and strong desire of King Edward VII for end to conflict, Mar 1902
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/214, /224 correspondence detached from mountings


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