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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC9/6/3D/1-35
TitleMiscellaneous Colonial Office papers
Extent50 items
Date1895-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, arranged alphabetically, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], fellow Government officials, Foreign and Colonial Office officials, members of the Royal Family [George [Duke of York] and Edward [Prince of Wales]], and various individuals associated with Colonial Office affairs relating to general matters associated with the colonies including Colonial trade, West African territorial disputes and military movements [Niger, Sudan, and Fashoda], question of financial support for schools in the colonies, official visits [Duke of York's invitation to visit New Zealand] and conferences [visit of Colonial Premiers to Paris], the award of official honours, personnel matters [details of appointments and requests for employment], and requests for Chamberlain's assistance in a variety of matters; with memoranda, press cuttings, envelopes and wrappers
Including /6 Correspondence from C. E. Borchgrevinck requesting interview to discuss proposed Antarctic expedition, 1897; /8 Letter from Richard Gowring [Sec, Cobden Club] relating to Club resolution concerning Canadian fiscal policy, with wrapper, 1897; /9-10 Correspondence from Lord Curzon [George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston: Under-Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1895-1898] relating to withdrawal of Britain from International Tariff Bureau, and French military movements on Nile and at Fashoda, 1897-1898 [for enclosed memorandum on International Tariff Bureau see JC9/6/3C/3]; /13 Letter from George [Duke of York] relating to invitation to visit New Zealand, 1898; /15-18 Typescript transcripts of correspondence to Lord Hopetoun [John Adrian Louis Hope, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, 1st Marquess of Linlithglow: Paymaster-General, 1895-1898] relating to arrangements to meet, and vacant post of Canadian Governor-General, 1895-1900; /24-27 Correspondence and copy correspondence with the Duke of Norfolk [Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk: Postmaster-General, 1895-1900] relating to appointment of Commission to inquire into landing rights for submarine cables, and alleged proposals to reduce school grants in British Guiana, with letter from Father Galton [Jesuit missionary in British Guiana], Colonial Office memorandum, and wrapper, 1899; /32-33 Letter from Lord Russell [Charles Russell, 1st Baron Russell of Killowen: MP] relating to request for Chamberlain's assistance in providing employment for associate, and Anglo-Brazilian territorial dispute, with Colonial Office memorandum and wrapper, 1899
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