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Correspondents include: 1st Lord Ripon; General Sir Ian Hamilton congratulating WSC on his speech on the Transvaal [South Africa] Constitution; 2nd Lord Selborne [Governor of the Transvaal and High Commissioner for South Africa] (2); 1st Lord Knollys [Private Secretary to King Edward VII] on WSC's choice of uniform for German army manoeuvres; [Dewdney] Drew of the Friend newspaper, Bloemfontein [South Africa] (3); Frederick Ponsonby [later 1st Lord Sysonby, Assistant Private Secretary to King Edward VII].
Also includes drafts of telegrams and letters from WSC to those mentioned above and to King Edward VII on South Africa and Sir Henry Blake [Governor of Ceylon, later Sri Lanka] on the case of a suspended guard on the Ceylon railway [in the hand of WSC's private secretary, Edward Marsh].
Subjects covered in the file include: matters concerning the Transvaal Constitution, including the war contribution and land settlement proposals, possible voting for the assembly, its effect on the Orange River Colony [later Orange Free State, South Africa] and immigration into the Transvaal; the racial make-up of the mining industry in the Transvaal, and the role of Joseph Robinson.
Also includes: cuttings from the Friend on the Transvaal Constitution.
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