Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC9/5/4/1-22
TitleMiscellaneous Colonial Office papers relating to West African colonies
Extent30 items
DescriptionCorrespondence between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Colonial Office officials and Government associates, commercial representatives and various individuals, relating to general matters concerning West African colonies including Anglo-French territorial disputes, Colonial trade, railway and taxation schemes; with memoranda, press cuttings and wrappers
Including /1 Minute [in shorthand] of conversation between Joseph Chamberlain and Baron de Courcel [French Ambassador, London] relating to West Africa, Dec 1897; /2-6 Correspondence from Mary H. Kingsley [travel writer] relating to general matters regarding African colonies including taxation [introduction of hut tax], colonial administration, Sir George Taubman Goldie [Director, Royal Niger Company], social disturbances, and her impressions of African societies, Apr 1898-Sep 1899; /7-10 Correspondence from J. Arthur Hutton [Chairman, African Committee of Manchester Chamber of Commerce] relating to Gold Coast railway scheme [Tarquah Railway], with Colonial Office memorandum, letter from Alfred L. Jones [ship broker] to Chamberlain, press cuttings, and wrappers, Dec 1898 [for other enclosure see JC9/5/2]; /15-18 Letter from Arthur Ponsonby [Liberian Rubber Syndicate Ltd] relating to trading concessions granted to his company, and possibility of Liberia becoming British colony, with typescript transcript of letter from the Foreign Office to Ponsonby, and Colonial Office memoranda, Mar 1898; /19-21 Correspondence from Capt. Lugard relating to possible crisis in Africa, and intentions to publish letter in 'The Times' relating to Fashoda, with typescript draft letter to 'The Times', Jul-Oct 1898
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