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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC11/38/1-26
TitleCorrespondence between George [Duke of York], Queen Victoria and Joseph Chamberlain
Extent35 items
Date1900
DescriptionCorrespondence, copy and draft correspondence between George [Duke of York], Sir Arthur Bigge [1st Baron Stamfordham: Private Sec to Queen Victoria, 1895-1901] and Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903] relating to proposed tour of colonies by the Duke of York, especially his visit to Australia and Canada [Queen Victoria's reluctance to grant her consent, drafting of announcement to the press, and arrangements for the voyage]; the Queen's decision that Colonial troops serving in South Africa should wear the Union Jack; and vacancy for member of Honorary Elder Brethren of Trinity House; with correspondence and copy correspondence from the Queen to Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Sec of State for Foreign Affairs, 1895-1900; Prime Minister, 1895-1902], and from Sir Eric Barrington [Private Sec to Lord Salisbury, 1895-1900, Foreign Office] enclosing correspondence of Charles Beresford and Lord Selborne [William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne: First Lord of Admiralty, 1900-1905]; with wrappers and Colonial Office memoranda
Access StatusOpen