Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC13/2/3/1-58
TitleColonial Office papers relating to miscellaneous South African affairs
Extent71 items
Date1900-1903
DescriptionCorrespondence, memoranda and deciphers of telegraphic communications, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Colonial, War, Foreign and Privy Seal Office officials, and individuals associated with South Africa relating to various matters including military affairs [situation in Cape during conflict, invasion, negotiations for surrender, and proposal for Boer prisoners to serve in Indian mounted infantry]; question of administration of African colonies post-peace settlement [Cape Parliament, and 'Federation Question']; activities of the Transvaal Repatriation Department; involvement of Crown Agents in railway administration in colonies; financial affairs of the colonies; personnel matters [official appointments and personnel expenditure]; and award of honours; with telegram copies, printed material [Government publication and press cuttings], and wrappers
Including /1-7 Colonial Office memoranda relating to communications with 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] concerning Cape Parliament and Federation Question, 1900; /20 Colonial Office memoranda relating to published correspondence of Sir Edward Clarke concerning surrender discussions between South African Commander and General Redvers Buller [British Commander], with press cutting, 1901; /45-46 Letter from the Colonial Treasurer [Pretoria] relating to work of the Repatriation Department, with typescript report of Transvaal Repatriation Department, 1903
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