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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC13/2/1/1-32
TitlePapers relating to South Africa
Extent54 items
Date1900-[early 20th century]
DescriptionMemoranda and correspondence of Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], arranged in approximate chronological order, from War and Colonial Office officials, South African ministerial and judicial figures, Sir Alfred Milner [1st Viscount Milner: Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1897-1901; Governor of Transvaal and Orange River Colony 1901-1905; High Commissioner for South Africa, 1897-1905] and Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor of Natal and Zululand, 1893-1901; Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Cape Colony, 1901-1910], and printed material [Government publication and press cuttings] relating to South African affairs including settlement of Boer War [appointment of Compensation Boards and submission of compensation claims for loss of life and property during conflict; return of prisoners of war; Royal Commission inquiring into martial law sentences in Cape and general situation in the Cape; Land Settlement; native labour question, and extension of working days in mining industry in Transvaal]; Joseph Chamberlain's visit to South Africa [1902-1903] including details of voyage, and interviews and deputations submitted to him whilst touring region; and interviews between Joseph Chamberlain and commercial representatives from the Transvaal; with wrappers and envelope
Including /1-3 Typescript letter from Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson relating to settlement of South African question, with typescript memorandum, Government printed 'Memorandum on the Future of British South Africa' by Joseph Chamberlain, Colonial Office memorandum, and wrapper, Jan 1900; /4 Typescript Colonial Office memorandum, 'Extracts from a Report on the Negro Labour Question in the British Protectorates of Eastern Africa...', nd [1901]; /21-22 Letter from W. Russell [Assistant Director of Education, Orange River Colony] to Lieut. Governor of Orange River Colony relating to enclosed correspondence from J. J. Marquard concerning proposed scheme for Government schools, hostels and farm schools, 1902; /28 Memorandum, transcript of deputation to Joseph Chamberlain at Bloemfontein during his tour from delegation from Transvaal, Cape and Orange River colonies [General Andries Cronje, Willem Steyn and General Piet de Wet], nd [1902-1903, see also /32]; /31 Typescript memorandum, 'General Policy of Land Settlement in South African Colonies', nd [early 20th century]
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