Official: Colonial Office

Reference code: CHAR 10

Part of: CHAR
Next record: CHAR 11
Previous record: CHAR 9

Date: 1902 - 1908

Scope/content:

The Colonial Office papers contain correspondence, printed material and papers which were created or accumulated as a result of WSC's activities as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, a position held from December 1905 to April 1908. The papers have been divided into correspondence (until the end of 1907 only) and subject-based files and are arranged chronologically.

The Colonial Office material covers WSC's routine ministerial duties as well as the specific issues of the period including: South African affairs, such as the framing of the Transvaal and Orange River Colony [later Orange Free State] constitutions, the use of Chinese indentured labour in the Transvaal mining industry, and the Zulu revolt in Natal; colonial railway schemes and land settlement; the cotton growing and fishing industries, communication between Great Britain and the Colonies; and trade between the Dominions. The Colonial Conference in London in April 1907 and WSC's journey to East Africa from September 1907 to January 1908, also feature.

The material contains correspondence with leading politicians of the day, particularly 9th Lord Elgin and Kincardine, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and various colonial officials, such as 2nd Lord Selborne, Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa.

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Reference Record Date
CHAR 10/1 Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: printed papers. Jun 1902 - Aug 1902
CHAR 10/2 Official: Colonial Office: papers and correspondence. Mar 1904 - Nov 1906
CHAR 10/3 Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Office and Committee of Imperial Defence: printed papers (where indicated items have been prepared by WSC). Oct 1904 - Nov 1906
CHAR 10/4 Official: Colonial Office: East African Mail Service: printed reports. Jun 1904 - Mar 1907
CHAR 10/5 Official: Colonial Office: South and East Africa: correspondence. 04 Dec 1905 - 29 Dec 1905
CHAR 10/6 Official: Colonial Office: Cabinet, Foreign and War Office: printed papers. Dec 1905 - Dec 1907
CHAR 10/7 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Jan 1906 - 31 Jan 1906
CHAR 10/8 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Feb 1906 - 28 Feb 1906
CHAR 10/9 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Mar 1906 - 31 Mar 1906
CHAR 10/10 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 09 Feb 1906 - 12 May 1906
CHAR 10/11 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 23 Apr 1906 - 30 May 1906
CHAR 10/12 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 21 May 1906 - 28 Jun 1906
CHAR 10/13 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 30 Mar 1906 - 31 Jul 1906
CHAR 10/14 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Aug 1906 - 29 Aug 1906
CHAR 10/15 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 02 Sep 1906 - 30 Sep 1906
CHAR 10/16 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Oct 1906 - 30 Oct 1906
CHAR 10/17 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Nov 1906 - 30 Nov 1906
CHAR 10/18 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, mainly on South African affairs. 01 Dec 1906 - 31 Dec 1906
CHAR 10/19 Official: Colonial Office: Germiston [South Africa] Mine Accident: report and inquest. Feb 1906
CHAR 10/20 Official: Colonial Office: Newfoundland [Canada] fisheries: drafts, papers, and correspondence. 1906 - 1907
CHAR 10/21 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 Jan 1907 - 31 Jan 1907
CHAR 10/22 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Feb 1907 - 28 Feb 1907
CHAR 10/23 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 01 Mar 1907 - 30 Mar 1907
CHAR 10/24 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 02 Apr 1907 - 27 Apr 1907
CHAR 10/25 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence, much on South African affairs. 02 May 1907 - 29 May 1907
CHAR 10/26 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 02 Jun 1907 - 30 Jun 1907
CHAR 10/27 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 03 Jul 1907 - Dec 1907
CHAR 10/28 Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference 1907: printed papers. 1906 - 1907
CHAR 10/29 Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: printed minutes of proceedings. Apr 1907 - May 1907
CHAR 10/30 Official: Colonial Office: Colonial Conference: Colonial preference: notes and printed papers. 1907
CHAR 10/31 Official: Colonial Office: administration report of the Aden [later Yemen] Port Trust. 1906 - 1907
CHAR 10/32 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: Public Works Extraordinary: details of estimated expenditure. 1907
CHAR 10/33 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: development of the ivory trade (and settlement of northern British East Africa): correspondence. 14 Jan 1907 - 16 Nov 1907
CHAR 10/34 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: Indian immigration: correspondence and minutes. 25 Mar 1907 - 27 Jul 1907
CHAR 10/35 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: Kikuyu Hut Tax: notes and papers. 04 Jul 1907 - 13 Aug 1907
CHAR 10/36 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: disbanding the King's African rifles (and the subject of the South African garrison): correspondence. 01 Jul 1907 - 30 Nov 1907
CHAR 10/37 Official: Colonial Office: Malta Marriage Law: notes and papers. 1907
CHAR 10/38 Official: Colonial Office: Mauritius: indentured labour: notes. Mar 1907
CHAR 10/39 Official: Colonial Office: Middle East and Far East: troop inspections: reports. Feb 1907 - May 1907
CHAR 10/40 Official: Colonial Office: supplementary estimates for St Helena, and notes and papers on the New Zealand Hemp Industry at St Helena. 1907
CHAR 10/41 Official: Colonial Office: Somaliland Protectorate [later Somalia]: notes. 23 Oct 1907
CHAR 10/42 Official: Colonial Office: supplementary estimates: West Indian telegraphic communications and mail service: prints and papers. Jun 1906 - Aug 1907
CHAR 10/43 Official: Colonial Office: supplementary estimates: various notes and papers. c 1907
CHAR 10/44 Official: Colonial Office: naval policy: notes and papers. 27 Nov 1906 - Apr 1907
CHAR 10/45 Official: Colonial Office: British North America Act: correspondence and notes. 20 May 1907 - 17 Jul 1907
CHAR 10/46 Official: Colonial Office: expenditure. c 1907
CHAR 10/47 Official: Colonial Office: notes and printed papers. c 1907
CHAR 10/48 Official: Colonial Office: Cyprus: prints, papers and correspondence. 1906 - 1908
CHAR 10/49 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [EAP, later Kenya]: land policy: notes and papers. 1907 - 1908
CHAR 10/50 Official: Colonial Office: New Hebrides Convention: notes and papers. 1907 - 1908
CHAR 10/51 Official: Colonial Office: Nigeria: notes and papers. 1907 - 1908
CHAR 10/52 Official: Colonial Office: All Red Route: papers. 1907 - 1908
CHAR 10/53 Official: Colonial Office: correspondence. 01 Jan 1908 - 05 Dec 1908
CHAR 10/54 Official: Colonial Office: caravan tolls in Ashanti [Gold Coast, later Ghana] and Northern Nigeria. c 1906
CHAR 10/55 Official: Colonial Office: East Africa Protectorate [later Kenya]: concessions of land: notes and papers. 27 Mar 1907 - 21 Feb 1908
CHAR 10/56 Official: Colonial Office: Sudan native education system: correspondence and reports. 22 Jan 1906 - 03 Feb 1908