Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC12/3/1-62
TitleMiscellaneous papers of Joseph Chamberlain as Secretary of State for the Colonies
Extent70 items
Date1899-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, draft and copy correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], War, Colonial Office and Privy Seal officials, fellow Government officials and political colleagues, Royal Secretaries and individuals associated with colonial affairs, printed material [Government publications, pamphlets, and press cuttings from South African, German and British presses], and memoranda relating to various matters including Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa [1902-1903]; settlement of Boer War; official War Office and Admiralty affairs [alteration to design of bullets, army reform, and naval works]; foreign affairs [despatch of troops to Hong Kong]; the award of official honours [including the Coronation Medal]; domestic politics [Education Bill of 1902, and General Election of 1900]; and miscellaneous matters [Queen Victoria memorial, and publication of the Genealogical Bureau of the Chamberlain Association]; with wrappers and envelope
Including /1-3 Indexed sequence of press cuttings [54 pp] relating to Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa, cuttings bear manuscript annotiations, nd [early 20th century]; /8 Printed pamphlet, 'Liberal Leaders on the War and the Settlement in South Africa', published by the Imperial South Africa Association, nd [early 20th century]; /19-21 Government publications by Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Sec of State for War, 1895-1900] and Arthur James Balfour [1st Earl of Balfour: First Lord of the Treasury, 1895-1902] relating to alteration to design of bullets, and proposals for army reform, 1899-1900; /26 Letter from Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: First Lord of the Admiralty, 1900-1905] relating to proposed programme of naval legislative reform, with printed memorandum, 1901; /28 Letter from William St. John Brodrick [1st Earl Midleton: Sec of State for War, 1900-1903] relating to proposed despatch of troops to Hong Kong, 1901; /48 Memoranda relating to the award of New Year and Birthday Honours, with draft and copy correspondence from Colonial Office to recipients, and wrappers, 1901
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionContains oversize printed material, /14 damaged press cutting requires repair


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