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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC9/7/1-55
TitleCorrespondence of Joseph Chamberlain as Secretary of State for the Colonies
Extent66 items
Date1895-1899
DescriptionCorrespondence and copy correspondence, arranged in approximate alphabetical order, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Government, Colonial, Foreign and War Office officials, political colleagues, foreign dignitaries and individuals associated with colonial affairs relating to personnel matters [appointments, requests for employment, and transfers]; award of official honours; miscellaneous affairs of the colonies [trade, communications, and territorial expansion]; domestic political matters [Workmen's Compensation Act]; and arrangements for meetings; with press cuttings, memoranda, wrappers and envelopes
Including /5-6 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Sir Henry Binns [Prime Minister, Natal] relating to termination of governorship of Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor of Natal and Zululand, 1893-1901], with wrapper, 1898-1899; /8-10 Correspondence from William St. John Brodrick [1st Earl Midleton: Under-Sec of State for War, 1895-1898] providing introduction for associate, and proposing establishment of new colonial honour ['African Order'], with Colonial Office memoranda, 1898; /14 Letter from the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, 8th Duke of Devonshire: President of the Privy Council, 1895-1903] relating to appointment of Gerard Smith, and offer of governorship of New Zealand to Lord Castletown [?Bernard Edward Barnaby-Fitzpatrick Castletown, 2nd Baron Castletown: MP], 1898 [for enclosed letter from Castletown to Devonshire see JC9/7/12]; /15-17 Correspondence from the Duke of Devonshire relating to award of title to Lord Hampden, Workmen's Compensation Act, and Barrow Iron and Steel Works, 1898; /19-21 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Conyngham Greene [British Agent, Pretoria] relating to Greene's request for promotion, 1898; /34-35 Correspondence from Hugh Morrison [War Office] and Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Sec of State for War, 1895-1900] relating to professional credentials of Sir T. H. Holdich and the transfer of Col. Sir Matthew Nathan to position in Sierra Leone, 1898-1899 [for enclosed correspondence relating to Holdich see JC9/7/2]; /36-32 Letter from Richard B. Martin MP relating to discussions with Managing Director of British North Borneo Company concerning selection of governor for colony, with Colonial Office memorandum, Sep 1899; /41-44 Correspondence from H. F. Polock MP relating to proposals for construction of harbour and railway on east coast of Africa [Amatongaland], with Colonial Office correspondence, 1898; /51-54 Correspondence from F. Hanbury Tracey relating to scheme of associate of his [Mr Baines] concerning proposed acquisition of Fernan Velosa Bay [on Mozambique coast], with letter from Sir Harold F. Wilson [Private Sec to Joseph Chamberlain] to Sir Eric Barrington [Private Sec to Lord Salisbury, 1895-1900, Foreign Office], typescript memorandum, and wrapper, 1898
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