Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC9/4/2D/1-20
TitleColonial Office papers relating to the Niger and related West African regions
Extent21 items
DescriptionCorrespondence and copy correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Lord Selborne [Palmer, William Waldegrave, 2nd Earl of Selborne: Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1900], French diplomats, and Colonial Office officials relating to plans to renew negotiations at the Niger Conference in Paris [Chamberlain's attitude towards proposals, development of the negotiations, precautionary measures to be taken in light of possible failure of discussions, and terms of Anglo-French Convention signed in Jun 1898]; interviews between the Foreign Office and Sir George Taubman Goldie [Director, Royal Niger Company] relating to responses to movements of French troops in Niger region, and attitudes towards Goldie and the activities of his Company; and plans for organisation and deployment of West African Frontier Force [Colonial troops]; with memoranda and telegram ciphers
Including /5-10 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Lord Selborne relating to Selborne's meeting with Sir George Taubman Goldie and discussions concerning necessity to deploy troops in hinterland of Dalomey and on banks of Niger, attitudes towards Goldie, his response to official requests for co-operation and Government's proposal to buy out the Royal Niger Company, and responses of Gabriel Hanotaux [French Foreign Minister] to representations regarding impingement of British territory in Lagos, with letter from [Sir] Edward Wingfield [Permanent Under-Sec.of State for the Colonies, 1897-1900], Sep 1897; /14 Letter from Alph. de Courcel [French Ambassador, London] requesting an interview, Dec 1897; /16-18 Memoranda by Joseph Chamberlain and Lord Selborne relating to military strategies to be pursued in Niger region if negotiations fail, with letter from [Sir] Edward Wingfield to Selborne, Mar 1898; /19-20 Colonial Office memoranda relating to 'Moshi' [Anglo-French disputed territory], and the terms of the Anglo-French Convention [agreement reached at Niger Conference], 1899
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