Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC9/4/2C/1-8
TitleColonial Office papers relating to the Niger Conference, 1896-1898
Extent9 items
Date1897-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Sir Edmund Monson [Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the French Republic, 1896-1904], Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1895-1900; Prime Minister, 1895-1902] and fellow Foreign Office officials relating to progress of Anglo-French negotiations in Paris [held intermittently from Aug 1897-Aug 1898 to establish agreement on jurisdiction of West African territories, most especially in Niger region]; with copies of telegram deciphers and memorandum
Including /2-4 Correspondence from Sir Edmund Monson relating to development of discussions, necessity for Britain to stand firm in face of possibility of negotiations failing, details of interviews with Gabriel Hanotaux [French Foreign Minister] and advances of French forces in Niger, Nov -Dec 1897; /6-7 Copies of telegram decyphers from Sir Edmund Monson relating to draft of Niger transit regulations, and urgent necessity for 'Ilo dispute' [contested West African region] to be resolved in order save negotiations, Jun 1898
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