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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC29/6/2/1-117
TitleCommunications with Queens Victoria and Alexandra
Extent117 items
Date1895-1902
DescriptionCommunications, in approximate chronological order, between Joseph Chamberlain as Secretary of State for the Colonies and Queens Victoria and Alexandra, their representatives and related officials and dignitaries; this material includes correspondence, wrappers, telegram copies and telegram ciphers and deciphers, drafts of speeches and Colonial Office memoranda; the communications relate to South Africa (most especially the Boer War), the award of Colonial Office honours, Colonial Office functions involving Queen Victoria, and Colonial Office appointments
Including /2-4 Correspondence from Sir Arthur Bigge [1st Baron Stamfordham: Private Sec to Queen Victoria, 1895-1901] relating to award of honours to Sir T. F. Baxton and Lord Hampden [Henry Robert Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden: Governor of New South Wales, 1895-1899], 1895; /5 Copy telegram from Queen Victoria relating to Joseph Chamberlain's vacation, 1895; /6-9 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge relating to transfer of Bechuanaland into British jurisdiction, with Colonial Office minutes, 1895; /10-16, /21-22 Communications from Queen Victoria relating to the Jameson Raid, the Transvaal Crisis, and request to see telegrams from Ashanti, 1896; /23-24 Copy telegrams from Queen Victoria relating to the health of Princess Beatrice and previous communications, 1896; /26 Decipher of telegram from Queen Victoria relating to possible unrest in Bulawayo, 1896; /27-28 Copy telegram from Queen Victoria relating to appointment of General Barkers, 1896; /29-31 Deciphers of telegraphic communications with Queen Victoria relating to violence in Matabeleland, 1896; /32-34 Decipher and cipher of telegram from Queen Victoria relating to arrival of German soldiers in South African region, with draft reply, 1896; /37-45 Telegraphic communications with Queen Victoria relating to Sir Hercules Robinson's successor and the location of Prince Alexander of Teck's regiment, 1896; /46-48 Telegraphic communications with Queen Victoria relating to trial of prisoners charged with treason in South Africa, 1896; /52 Draft of communication to Queen Victoria nominating names for award of the Order of St Michael and St George, 1896; /54, /57 Communications with Queen Victoria relating to revolt in Matabeleland, Jun 1896; /60-61 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge relating to rising in Mashonaland, Jul 1896; /63 Cipher telegram from Queen Victoria relating to arrangements for Joseph Chamberlain's forthcoming visit to America, Aug 1896; /64 Copy telegram from Sir Arthur Bigge requesting information relating to Major Watts and Chief Makoni, 1896; /65-66 Letter from Sir Robert Henry Meade [Permanent Under Sec of State for the Colonies, 1892-1899] enclosing copies of communications with Queen Victoria's Private Secretary relating to Rhodesia, 1896; /72-73 Copy telegram decipher from Queen Victoria relating to reported native uprising in Vryburg, 1897; /77-80 Letter from Sidney Greville [Agent-General to Queen Victoria] to Lord Monkbretton [John William Dodson, 2nd Baron Monkbretton: Principal Private Sec.to Sec of State for Colonies, 1900-1903, Colonial Office] requesting approval for communication to Lord Strathcona [Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona: High Commissioner for Canada, 1896-1911], with letter from Greville to Strathcona and Colonial Office memorandum, 1897; /81-82 Draft list of addresses to be made by Canadian, Australian and Cape Colony representatives to Queen Victoria, with Colonial Office memorandum, 1897; /83-85 Communications with Queen Victoria relating to death of Sir William Maxwell, 1897; /86-91 Letter from Sir Arthur Bigge relating to proposed 'Victorian Era Ball', with telegraphic communications between the Colonial Office and Lord Aberdeen [John Campbell Gordon, 7th Earl of Aberdeen: Governor-General of Canada, 1893-1898], draft of a letter from Joseph Chamberlain to Aberdeen, and a Colonial Office memorandum, Dec 1897-Jan 1898; /93-94 Copy telegram from Queen Victoria and draft reply relating to death of Sultan of Selangor, 1898; /95 Copy telegram to Queen Victoria relating toWest Africa, 1898; /96-98 Telegraphic communications from America, with Colonial Office minutes, extending birthday wishes to Queen Victoria, May 1898; /99-101 Transcript of communications between Sir Arthur Bigge, the King of Portugal, and Sir Eric Barrington [Private Sec to Lord Salisbury, Foreign Office] relating to fate of Portuguese murderer in Hong Kong, with Colonial Office memoranda, 1898; /102-103 Communications from Queen Victoria relating to royal representation at funeral at St Pauls, Sep 1898; /104-114 Communications with Queen Victoria relating to development of Transvaal crisis, Aug-Oct 1899
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