Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC10/8/2/1-34
TitleColonial Office papers relating to the Bulawayo railway scheme, 1897-1899
Extent41 items
Date1897-[early 20th century]
DescriptionGovernment publications, memoranda, and correspondence, typescript transcripts of extracts of correspondence and copy correspondence, arranged in approximate chronological order, between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Colonial Office officials, fellow Government officials including Sir Michael Hicks Beach [1st Earl St Aldwyn: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1895-1902], and individuals associated with the British South Africa Company including Lord Grey [Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl Grey: Administrator of Rhodesia, 1896-1897; Director of British South Africa Company, 1898-1904], and the Bechuanaland Railway Company [Cecil Rhodes] relating to Rhodes' plans to extend the Tanganyika railway from Bechuanaland through to Bulawayo, his attempts to gain a Government financial 'guarantee' for his proposals, negotiations with Germany relating to provision of access for railway across German territory, and opportunities for financial gain in Rhodesia [gold-mining in Mashonaland]; with printed material [map of region], wrappers and envelope
Access StatusOpen
Physical Description/16 oversize printed map


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