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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC10/3/1-141
TitleColonial Office printed papers relating to the South African crisis, 1896-1899
Extent147 items
Date1896-[early 20th century]
DescriptionGovernment publications [despatches, telegraphic communications and memoranda, including drafts], Colonial Office memoranda, and memoranda by James Louis Garvin [biographer of Joseph Chamberlain], arranged in approximate chronological order, relating to development of South African crisis including activities of the British South Africa Company; Jameson Raid, arrangements for transport of Raid prisoners to England to appear before Select Committee inquiring into Raid; disturbances in South African region, build-up of military activity in the Transvaal, arrangements for despatches of additional Colonial troops to region; Alien Immigration and Expulsion Acts passed by Volksraad; 'suzerainty crisis' [dispute regarding Article IV of Convention of London, 1884]; communications with General Paul Kruger [President of the Transvaal Republic, 1882-1900]; Petition of Uitlanders and franchise negotiations; communications are between Joseph Chamberlain [as Sec of State for the Colonies, 1895-1903], Sir Alfred Milner [1st Viscount Milner: Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, 1897-1901; High Commissioner for South Africa, 1897-1905], Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson [Governor of Natal and Zululand, 1893-1901], Sir Hercules Robinson [1st Baron Rosmead: Governor, South Africa, 1895], Sir Michael Hicks Beach [1st Earl St Aldwyn: Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1895-1902], George Goschen [1st Viscount Goschen: MP; First Lord of the Admiralty, 1895-1900], Arthur James Balfour [1st Earl Balfour: Leader of the House of Commons and First Lord of the Treasury, 1895-1902], the Duke of Devonshire [Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, 8th Duke of Devonshire: President of the Privy Council, 1895-1903], and Queen Victoria; memoranda by Chamberlain, Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Gascoigne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury: Prime Minister, 1895-1902], Lord Lansdowne [Henry Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne: Sec of State for War, 1895-1900], and Sir Redvers Buller; with press cuttings and typescript transcripts of correspondence
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