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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC10/9/1-78
TitleCorrespondence with the Governor of the Cape Colony
Extent110 items
Date1897-1900
DescriptionCorrespondence with Sir Alfred Milner [1st Viscount Milner: Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1897-1901; High Commissioner for South Africa, 1897-1905]
Including /1 Letter from Sir Alfred Milner providing account of his impressions of South Africa on his arrival in colony, effects of the Jameson Raid in region, and response to possibility of arbitration talks with General Paul Kruger, with Colonial Office memorandum and wrapper, Jun 1897; /5-6 Letter from Sir Alfred Milner relating to Transkeian Territories Bill, with enclosed letter from Hon. James Sivewright [Commissioner of Public Works, Cape Colony, 1896-1898] to Milner, Jun 1897; /13-17 Correspondence from Sir Alfred Milner, and [draft] deciphers of telegraphic communications relating to Cape Assembly's objections to request for contributions to imperial naval defence and demands for cable scheme, with memorandum of Milner's, Colonial Office memoranda and letter from George Goschen [1st Viscount Goschen: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1895-1900] to Chamberlain, Jan-Feb 1898; /18-19 Correspondence and copy correspondence relating to development of Transvaal Crisis, including Boer oppression of Europeans and natives in colony, discussions with Dr Leyds [South African Republic State Sec, 1893 and 1897; Minister Plenipotentiary, 1898-1902], and Kruger's position, Feb-Mar 1898; /20 Letter from Sir Alfred Milner relating to attitudes of South African Republic to developing crisis, Cecil Rhodes' Bulawayo Railway Scheme, and Milner's relationship with Rhodes, with wrapper, Mar 1898; /33 Letter from Sir Alfred Milner relating to Bloemfontein Conference and situation in Transvaal, with wrapper, Jun 1898; /34-38 Letter from Sir Alfred Milner relating to conduct of General Sir William Butler [Commander Troops, Cape], with letter from Butler to Milner, deciphers of telegraphic communications, memorandum, wrappers and envelope, Jun 1898; /39-42 Copy correspondence, correspondence and deciphers of telegraphic communications relating to development of crisis and military situation [arrangements for reinforcements, negotiations, attitudes of Cape Assembly to situation], Jul-Aug 1899; /44-46 Correspondence from Sir Alfred Milner, and deciphers of telegraphic communications from Chamberlain relating to attitude of Schreiner to crisis, provisions for defence of Kimberley and resignation of Butler, Aug 1898; /47-63 Correspondence, copy correspondence and deciphers of telegraphic communications relating to development of politicial and military situation in colony [breakdown in negotiations with South African Republic, plans for location of troop reinforcements, 'ultimatum' to Kruger, alliance with Portugal, Boer propaganda in colony, Milner's support for preemptive military strategy], with Colonial, War and Foreign Office memoranda and wrappers, Aug-Sep 1899; /70-71 Copy correspondence and deciphers of telegraphic communications relating to visit of Winston Churchill to South Africa as correspondent for 'The Morning Post', and urgent necessity for despatch of reinforcements to colony, Sep-Oct 1899; /72-78 Correspondence and copy correspondence following outbreak of conflict, relating to situation in colony [loss of lives in conflict, necessity for more troops, Baden Powell's volunteer forces], necessity to sever supplies to South African Republic through Delagoa Bay, attitudes towards conflict in House of Commons and Cape Assembly, possibility of suspension of Cape Constitution and Dutch uprising, with Colonial Office memorandum, wrappers and envelope, Nov 1899-Jan 1900
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