Record

LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC7/5/1B/1-81
TitleCorrespondence relating to the Venezuelan boundary dispute
Extent84 items
Date1895-1899
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy and draft correspondence, arranged in approximate chronological order, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], fellow Government, Foreign and Colonial Office officials and associated individuals [including Queen Victoria] relating to dispute between Britain, America and Venezuela respecting Western frontier of British Guiana including history of dispute, establishment of Commission and negotiations to resolve affairs, and associated matters; with printed material [including maps, and press cuttings from 'The Venezuelan Herald'], wrappers and envelopes
Including /2-4 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: MP; Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1900] relating to bellicose attitude of America towards dispute, with memorandum, Dec 1895; /5-6 Typescript letter from Hugh Oakely Arnold-Forster [MP] relating to prospect of war with America over boundary dispute, with memoranda and envelope, Dec 1895; /17-38 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Lyon Playfair [1st Baron Playfair: MP] relating to interviews with Thomas Francis Bayard [Sec of State, Department of State, Washington] and progress of negotiations, with memoranda, copy correspondence from Bayard to Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Prime Minister, 1895-1902], correspondence from Bayard to Playfair, and envelope, 1896; /43-44 Copy of letter from John Langham Reed relating to enclosed translation of letter to Senor ?Bruzual Serra [Governor, Republic of Venezuela] concerning Venezuelan railway routes, 1896; /48-54 Correspondence and copy correspondence with Richard Olney [Sec of State of the U. S. A.] relating to their negotiations in Massachusetts, with copy letter from Lord Salisbury, memorandum and drafts of correspondence from Chamberlain to Olney, Sep 1896; /55 Draft letter to Queen Victoria relating to development of negotiations with Richard Olney in Masschusetts, 1896; /56 Typescript proposals of Joseph Chamberlain for resolution of boundary dispute, 1896; /61-65 Correspondence with Sir Robert Henry Meade [Permanent Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1892-1897] relating to correspondence with Thomas Francis Sanderson [1st Baron, Armthorpe: Permanent Under-Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1894-1906] concerning Chamberlain's proposals, with typescript memorandum, 1896; /77-81 Correspondence from Richard Everard Webster [1st Viscount Alverstone: MP; Attorney-General] relating to results of negotiations, with printed map and wrapper, Nov 1898-Oct 1899
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/75 contains page of correspondence detached from mounting