Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC11/37/1-34
TitleCommunications and transcripts of communications with Queen Victoria, 1900-1901
Extent41 items
Date1900-[early 20th century]
DescriptionDeciphers, drafts, copy, and photocopies of deciphers of telegraphic communications, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903] and Queen Victoria, her Secretaries [Lieut. Col Sir Fleetword Edwards [Keeper of Privy Purse to Queen Victoria, 1895-1901], Sir Arthur Bigge [1st Baron Stamfordham: Private Sec to Queen Victoria, 1895-1901], and Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby [Private Sec, Queen Victoria]] relating to the Boer War [defence of Zululand and disturbances in Ashanti]; the Australian Commonwealth Bill, and arrangements for attendance at inaugural ceremony of Federal Parliament; appointments and engagements; and personal matters [death of the Duke of Coburg, proposed visit by Chamberlain to Malta and Gibraltar, and Chamberlain's final interview with the Queen before her death]; with Colonial Office memoranda, printed official Government communication, press cutting, and wrappers
Including /24-25 Communications relating to the annexation of the Transvaal, May-Sep 1900; /33-34 Memorandum by Joseph Chamberlain providing an account of his final interview with the Queen, with typescript transcript, Jan 1901
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/6, /15 wrapper and correspondence detached from mountings


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