Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC16/6/1-92
TitleTranscripts and extracts of communications between Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and Joseph Chamberlain, 1895-1902
Extent92 items
Datend [early 20th century]
DescriptionSequence of typescript transcripts and extracts of correspondence and telegraphic communications, arranged chronologically, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, Royal Secretaries [Sir Arthur Bigge [1st Baron Stamfordham: Private Sec to Queen Victoria, 1895-1901] and Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby [Private Sec, Queen Victoria]], Colonial Office and Government officials relating to official colonial affairs including South Africa [unrest in Johannesburg, Jameson Raid, Ashanti expedition, violent disturbances in Matabeleland, criticisms of Sir Hercules Robinson [1st Baron Rosmead: Governor, South Africa, 1895], arrangements for troop movements, Mashonaland, communications with the South Africa Republic, invasion of Zululand by Boers, annexation of Orange Free State, arrangements for replacement of 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] when he returns to England, and General Kitchener's Banishment Proclamation], the Australian Commonwealth Act and arrangements for inaugural ceremony, and Maltese affairs; visit of Duke of York to Australia; form of the King's title; official appointments; and personal matters [deaths of Prince Henry and the Duke of Coburg, expressions of sympathy on death of Queen Victoria]; with transcripts of material from the 'Windsor Archives'; possibly compiled by James Louis Garvin [biographer of Joseph Chamberlain] for use in biography [see also JC5/71]
Access StatusOpen


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