Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC18/15/1-83
TitleCorrespondence and transcripts of correspondence relating to South Africa, 1902-1903
Extent110 items
Date1902-[early 20th century]
DescriptionCorrespondence, typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence, arranged in very approximate alphabetical order, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], his political colleagues, Colonial Office officials including Sir Alfred Milner [1st Viscount Milner: Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1897-1901; Governor of Transvaal and Orange River Colony 1901-1905, and High Commissioner for South Africa, 1897-1905] and Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Cape Colony, 1901-1910], individuals associated with South African affairs [including Natal and Cape Colony politicians and residents in South Africa], King Edward VII, personal associates, and family members [Austen Chamberlain, son of Joseph Chamberlain], relating to South African matters including general situation in Cape and Natal, appointment of martial law inquiry in Cape, Cape domestic politics [ministerial crises, dissolution of Council], Customs Convention, legislation [Appropriation and Railway Bills], military matters [army and navy estimates, arrangements for South African garrision], Natal domestic politics [ministerial crises], activities of Crown Agents and Central South African Railways Agency [purchase of rail lines for South African colonies]; Joseph Chamberlain's tour of South Africa [1902-1903]; and personnel matters; with memoranda, press cuttings, envelopes and wrappers
Including /1 Letter from Mr Martin [missionary in Pondoland] relating to discontent amongst native population of region, Feb 1903; /16-42 Correspondence and deciphers of telegraphic communications with Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson relating to matters including Hutchinson's tour of Vaal; appointment of marial law inquiry and opposition of Sir John Gordon Sprigg [Prime Minister and Treasurer, Cape Colony, 1900-1904]; Cape domestic political crises; activities of General Louis Botha [South African soldier and statesman]; and Customs Convention, with press cuttings from South African presses, memoranda and wrappers, 1902-1903; /44 Extracts of communications from Jan Hendrick Hofmeyr [South African politician], 1902; /50 Letter from Sir Henry Bale [Chief Justice, Natal] relating to ministerial crisis, Jun 1903; /51-74 Correspondence and typescript transcripts of correspondence with Sir Alfred Milner relating to matters including arrangements for leave; labour question; arrangements for South African garrison; activities of the Crown Agents and the Agency for Central South African Railways; Cape elections and the conduct of Sir John Gordon Sprigg; and Joseph Chamberlain's resignation, with typescript letter from Lord George Hamilton, and typescript memoranda, 1903; /75-82 Correspondence, typescript transcripts, extracts of correspondence from Lord Onslow [William Hillier Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow: MP; Under-Sec of State for India, 1895-1900, Under-Sec of State for the Colonies, 1900-1903, Pres. of Board of Agriculture, 1903-1905] providing details of general political and Colonial Office matters whilst Chamberlain was on tour of South Africa [South African freight rail lines and Conference shipping lines, Onslow's appointment to the Board of Agriculture, military matters, and South African compensation question], with typescript memorandum, 1902-1903
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /44A is used; typescript transcripts bear same number as originals


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